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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821156/physicochemical-interactions-of-cycloamylose-with-phenolic-compounds
#1
Shin-Joung Rho, Saehun Mun, Jung Sun Hong, Young-Lim Kim, Ha V Do, Young-Wan Kim, Sang-Ik Han, Yong-Ro Kim
The complex formation capability of cycloamylose (CA), having a degree of polymerization of 23-45, with phenolic compounds (PCs) was investigated using various physicochemical techniques. The fluorescence intensity of PCs increased and then reached a plateau at 10-20mM cyclodextrin, while it continued to increase at up to 60mM CA. Thermodynamic data of CA complexes with PCs revealed that the binding process was primarily enthalpy-driven and spontaneous. CA favored to form the most stable complex with chlorogenic acid (CHA) among all PCs...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821120/enhanced-permeability-and-antifouling-performance-of-cellulose-acetate-ultrafiltration-membrane-assisted-by-l-dopa-functionalized-halloysite-nanotubes
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REVIEW
Keguang Mu, Dalun Zhang, Ziqiang Shao, Dujian Qin, Yalong Wang, Shuo Wang
l-Dopa functionalized halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) were prepared by the self-polymerization of l-dopa in the weak alkaline condition. Then different contents of l-dopa coated HNTs (LPDHNTs) were blended into cellulose acetate to prepare enhanced performance ultrafiltration membranes via the phase inversion method. The HNTs and LPDHNTs were characterized by FTIR, XPS, and TEM anysis. And the membranes morphologies, separation performance, antifouling performance, mechanical properties and hydrophilicity were also investigated...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821090/dyeing-and-characterization-of-regenerated-cellulose-nanofibers-with-vat-dyes
#3
Muzamil Khatri, Farooq Ahmed, Irfan Shaikh, Duy-Nam Phan, Qamar Khan, Zeeshan Khatri, Hoik Lee, Ick Soo Kim
Recent advancement in dyeing of nanofibers has been accelerated to improve their aesthetic properties, however, achieving good color fastness remains a challenge. Therefore, we attempt to improve the color fastness properties nanofibers. Vat dyes are known for better color fastness and their application on nanofibers has not been investigated to date. Herein, we report dyeing of regenerated cellulose nanofibers (RCNF) that were produced from precursor of cellulose acetate (CA) followed by deacetylation process...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821047/structural-analysis-and-immunomodulatory-effect-of-polysaccharide-from-atractylodis-macrocephalae-koidz-on-bovine-lymphocytes
#4
Wei Xu, Ran Guan, Fushan Shi, Aifang Du, Songhua Hu
RAMP60, RAMP70, RAMP80 and RAMPtp extracted from the rhizome of Atractylodis macrocephalae Koidz. were chemically analyzed and tested for their lymphocyte stimulation. Among them, only RAMPtp was found to induce proliferation of lymphocytes from bovine supramammary lymph node (SMLN). It was found that RAMPtp was homogeneous polysaccharide with Mn of 1.867×10(3) by GPC analysis, composed of glucose, mannose, rhamnose, arabinose and galactose, with mass percentages of 60.67%, 14.99%, 10.61%, 8.83% and 4.90%, respectively by HPLC analysis, connected by 1, 3-linked β-D Galp and 1, 6-linked β-D Galp residues by NMR analysis and was amorphous in structure by SEM analysis...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820978/concentration-addition-and-independent-action-model-which-is-better-in-predicting-the-toxicity-for-metal-mixtures-on-zebrafish-larvae
#5
Yongfei Gao, Jianfeng Feng, Lili Kang, Xin Xu, Lin Zhu
The joint toxicity of chemical mixtures has emerged as a popular topic, particularly on the additive and potential synergistic actions of environmental mixtures. We investigated the 24h toxicity of Cu-Zn, Cu-Cd, and Cu-Pb and 96h toxicity of Cd-Pb binary mixtures on the survival of zebrafish larvae. Joint toxicity was predicted and compared using the concentration addition (CA) and independent action (IA) models with different assumptions in the toxic action mode in toxicodynamic processes through single and binary metal mixture tests...
August 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820965/systematic-identification-of-mcu-modulators-by-orthogonal-interspecies-chemical-screening
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Daniela M Arduino, Jennifer Wettmarshausen, Horia Vais, Paloma Navas-Navarro, Yiming Cheng, Anja Leimpek, Zhongming Ma, Alba Delrio-Lorenzo, Andrea Giordano, Cecilia Garcia-Perez, Guillaume Médard, Bernhard Kuster, Javier García-Sancho, Dejana Mokranjac, J Kevin Foskett, M Teresa Alonso, Fabiana Perocchi
The mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex is essential for calcium (Ca(2+)) uptake into mitochondria of all mammalian tissues, where it regulates bioenergetics, cell death, and Ca(2+) signal transduction. Despite its involvement in several human diseases, we currently lack pharmacological agents for targeting uniporter activity. Here we introduce a high-throughput assay that selects for human MCU-specific small-molecule modulators in primary drug screens. Using isolated yeast mitochondria, reconstituted with human MCU, its essential regulator EMRE, and aequorin, and exploiting a D-lactate- and mannitol/sucrose-based bioenergetic shunt that greatly minimizes false-positive hits, we identify mitoxantrone out of more than 600 clinically approved drugs as a direct selective inhibitor of human MCU...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820910/impaired-dendritic-growth-and-positioning-of-cortical-pyramidal-neurons-by-activation-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-signaling-in-the-developing-mouse
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Eiki Kimura, Ken-Ichiro Kubo, Toshihiro Endo, Wenting Ling, Kazunori Nakajima, Masaki Kakeyama, Chiharu Tohyama
The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors exert multiple functions in mammalian cerebral cortex development. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a member of the bHLH-Per-Arnt-Sim subfamily, is a ligand-activated transcription factor reported to regulate nervous system development in both invertebrates and vertebrates, but the functions that AhR signaling pathway may have for mammalian cerebral cortex development remains elusive. Although the endogenous ligand involved in brain developmental process has not been identified, the environmental pollutant dioxin potently binds AhR and induces abnormalities in higher brain function of laboratory animals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820402/does-signaling-of-estrogen-related-receptors-affect-structure-and-function-of-bank-vole-leydig-cells
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P Pawlicki, A Milon, M Zarzycka, J Galas, W Tworzydlo, A Kaminska, L Pardyak, K Lesniak, A Pacwa, B Bilinska, E Gorowska-Wojtowicz, M Kotula-Balak
To get a deeper insight into the function of estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) and dissect underlying mechanism in Leydig cells, ERRs (type α, β and γ) were blocked or activated in testes of adult bank voles (Myodes glareolus) which show seasonal changes in the intratesticular sex hormones level. Both actively reproducing animals (long day conditions; LD) and those with regression of the reproductive system (short day conditions; SD) received intraperitoneal injections of selective ERRα antagonist 3-[4-(2,4-Bis-trifluoromethylbenzyloxy)-3-methoxyphenyl]-2-cyano-N-(5-trifluoromethyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acrylamide (XCT 790) or selective ERRβ/ERRγ agonist N-(4-(Diethylaminobenzylidenyl)-N'-(4-hydroxybenzoyl)-hydrazine (DY131) (50 μ/kg bw; six doses every other day)...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820316/cell-cycle-related-metabolism-and-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-a-replication-competent-pancreatic-beta-cell-line
#9
Chiara Montemurro, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Tatyana Gurlo, Alexandra E Butler, Kenny E Vongbunyong, Anton Petcherski, Orian S Shirihai, Leslie S Satin, Daniel Braas, Peter C Butler, Slavica Tudzarova
Cell replication is a fundamental attribute of growth and repair in multicellular organisms. Pancreatic beta-cells in adults rarely enter cell cycle, hindering the capacity for regeneration in diabetes. Efforts to drive beta-cells into cell cycle have so far largely focused on regulatory molecules such as cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). Investigations in cancer biology have uncovered that adaptive changes in metabolism, the mitochondrial network, and cellular Ca(2+) are critical for permitting cells to progress through the cell cycle...
August 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820293/lacrimal-gland-abscess-in-children-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
#10
Tracy Hiu Ting Lai, Frank Hiu Ping Lai, Tommy Chung Yan Chan, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Kelvin Kam Lung Chong
Acute suppurative bacterial dacryoadenitis (ASBD) with abscess formation is rarely seen in clinical practice. A retrospective review of medical records in the past 8 years identified two unilateral cases in children, one developed presumably after methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) conjunctivitis and the other due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection. Computerized tomography scans showed globe indentation by the enlarged lacrimal glands with rim-enhancing lesions...
August 18, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820251/aluminum-doped-mcm-41-nanoparticles-as-platforms-for-the-dual-encapsulation-of-a-co-releasing-molecule-and-cisplatin
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Francisco J Carmona, Ignacio Jiménez-Amezcua, Sara Rojas, Carlos C Romão, Jorge A R Navarro, Carmen R Maldonado, Elisa Barea
Mesoporous silica Al-MCM-41 nanoparticles have been used, for the first time, as vehicles for the single and dual encapsulation of the cationic CO-releasing molecule (CORM) [Mn(1,4,7-triazacyclononane)(CO)3](+) (ALF472(+)) and the well-known antineoplastic drug, cis-[PtCl2(NH3)2] (cisplatin). Thus, two new hybrid materials, namely, ALF472@Al-MCM-41 and ALF472-cisplatin@Al-MCM-41, have been isolated and fully characterized. The results reveal that the presence of CORM molecules enhances cisplatin loading 3-fold, yielding a cargo of 0...
August 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819809/effect-of-synthetic-and-natural-derived-novel-endodontic-irrigant-solutions-on-mechanical-properties-of-human-dentin
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Doglas Cecchin, Vitória Soares Giaretta, Bérove Granella Cadorin, Matheus Albino Souza, Cristina de Mattos Pimenta Vidal, Ana Paula Farina
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different synthetic and natural-derived root canal irrigants (6% sodium hypochlorite [NaOCl], 6% calcium hypochlorite [Ca(OCl)2] and 6.5% grape seed extract [GSE]) on dentin mechanical properties (flexural strength, ultimate tensile strength [UTS] and fracture resistance). Rectangular-shaped beams and hourglass-shaped sections obtained from mid-coronal and root dentin were treated with 6% NaOCl, 6% Ca(OCl)2 or 6.5% GSE for 30 min. The irrigant solutions were replaced every 5 min...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819724/hydrogeochemistry-and-water-quality-of-the-kordkandi-duzduzan-plain-nw-iran-application-of-multivariate-statistical-analysis-and-pos-index
#13
Shahla Soltani, Asghar Asghari Moghaddam, Rahim Barzegar, Naeimeh Kazemian, Evangelos Tziritis
Kordkandi-Duzduzan plain is one of the fertile plains of East Azarbaijan Province, NW of Iran. Groundwater is an important resource for drinking and agricultural purposes due to the lack of surface water resources in the region. The main objectives of the present study are to identify the hydrogeochemical processes and the potential sources of major, minor, and trace metals and metalloids such as Cr, Mn, Cd, Fe, Al, and As by using joint hydrogeochemical techniques and multivariate statistical analysis and to evaluate groundwater quality deterioration with the use of PoS environmental index...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819708/in-situ-remediation-of-chlorinated-solvent-contaminated-groundwater-using-zvi-organic-carbon-amendment-in-china-field-pilot-test-and-full-scale-application
#14
Jie Yang, Liang Meng, Lin Guo
Chlorinated solvents in groundwater pose threats to human health and the environment due to their carcinogenesis and bioaccumulation. These problems are often more severe in developing countries such as China. Thus, methods for chlorinated solvent-contaminated groundwater remediation are urgently needed. This study presents a technique of in situ remediation via the direct-push amendment injection that enhances the reductive dechlorination of chlorinated solvents in groundwater in the low-permeability aquifer...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819580/analytical-method-for-the-validation-of-three-polyphenols-as-a-marker-compound-for-the-standardization-of-solidago-virgaurea-subsp-gigantea-extracts-and-antiadipogenesis-of-harvesting-time-and-location
#15
Seung Hwan Hwang, Ju Hee Kim, Zhiqiang Wang, Jae-Yong Lee, Soon Sung Lim
Protocatechuic acid (PC), chlorogenic acid (CA), and kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside (K-O-R), isolated from the Solidago virgaurea subsp. gigantea (SV) extract, were quickly and efficiently separated using HPLC. Our chromatographic method was found to effectively separate PC, CA, and K-O-R at retention times of 5.36, 8.22, and 17.04 min, respectively. Linearity of PC, CA, and K-O-R was found to be in the range of 4.85-485.00, 47.5-1900.00, and 8.50-850.00 μg/ml. Recoveries ranged between 101.32 and 103.30%, 95...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819241/platinum-nanoparticle-embedded-porous-diamond-spherical-particles-as-an-active-and-stable-heterogeneous-catalyst
#16
Takeshi Kondo, Takuji Morimura, Tatsumi Tsujimoto, Tatsuo Aikawa, Makoto Yuasa
Platinum nanoparticle-embedded porous diamond spherical particles (PtNP@PDSPs), as an active and stable catalyst, were fabricated by spray-drying of an aqueous slurry containing nanodiamond (ND) particles, platinum nanoparticles (PtNP), and polyethylene glycol (PEG) to form ND/PtNP/PEG composite spherical particles, followed by removal of PEG and a short-time diamond growth on the surface. The average diameter of the PtNP@PDSPs can be controlled in the range of 1-5 μm according to the spray-drying conditions...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819051/the-effects-of-8-weeks-voluntary-wheel-running-on-the-contractile-performance-of-isolated-locomotory-soleus-and-respiratory-diaphragm-skeletal-muscle-during-early-ageing
#17
Jason Tallis, Matthew F Higgins, Frank Seebacher, Val M Cox, Michael J Duncan, Rob S James
Decreased skeletal muscle performance with increasing age is strongly associated with reduced mobility and quality of life. Increased physical activity is a widely prescribed method of reducing the detrimental effects of ageing on skeletal muscle contractility. The present study uses isometric and work loop testing protocols to uniquely investigate the effects of 8 weeks of voluntary wheel running on the contractile performance of isolated dynapenic soleus and diaphragm muscles of 38 week old CD1 mice. When compared to untrained controls, voluntary wheel running induced significant improvements in maximal isometric stress and work loop power, a reduced resistance to fatigue, but greater cumulative work during fatiguing work loop contractions in isolated muscle...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818688/anodization-of-magnesium-for-biomedical-applications-processing-characterization-degradation-and-cytocompatibility
#18
Aaron F Cipriano, Jiajia Lin, Christopher Miller, Alan Lin, Mayra C Cortez Alcaraz, Pedro Soria, Huinan Liu
This article reports anodization of Mg in KOH electrolyte and the associated surface, degradation, and biological properties for bioresorbable implant applications. The preparation procedures for electrodes and anodization setup significantly enhanced reproducibility of samples. The results of anodization performed at the applied potentials of 1.8, 1.9, or 2.0 V showed that the sample anodized at 1.9 V and annealed, referred to as the 1.9 AA sample, had homogenous surface microstructure and elemental composition, and a reduction in corrosion current density in the electrochemical testing...
August 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818646/best-practice-in-research-consensus-statement-on-ethnopharmacological-field-studies-consefs
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REVIEW
Michael Heinrich, Andreas Lardos, Marco Leonti, Caroline Weckerle, Merlin Willcox
BACKGROUND: Ethnopharmacological research aims at gathering information on local and traditional uses of plants and other natural substances. However, the approaches used and the methods employed vary, and while such a variability is desirable in terms of scientific diversity, research must adhere to well defined quality standards and reproducible methods OBJECTIVES: With ConSEFS (the Consensus Statement on Ethnopharmacological Field Studies) we want to define best-practice in developing, conducting and reporting field studies focusing on local and traditional uses of medicinal and food plants, including studies using a historical approach...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818617/l-amino-acid-oxidase-expression-profile-and-biochemical-responses-of-rabbitfish-siganus-oramin-after-exposure-to-a-high-dose-of-cryptocaryon-irritans
#20
Biao Jiang, Jing Wang, Heng-Li Luo, Ge-Ling Lu, Yan-Wei Li, An-Xing Li
Cryptocaryon irritans is an important protozoan parasite which infects almost all kinds of marine teleosts, causing heavy economic losses. In our previous studies, we found that rabbitfish (Siganus oramin) displayed high resistance to C. irritans infection, and a novel protein, L-amino acid oxidase (LAAO), was identified from the serum that was lethal to C. irritans. In this study, the rabbitfish were firstly infected with a high dose of C. irritans, then the LAAO mRNA expression pattern and the activity of three enzymes [superoxide dismutase (SOD), Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and Ca(2+)/Mg(2+)-ATPase] were measured in various tissues...
August 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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