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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214934/the-effect-of-low-molecular-weight-organic-acids-on-copper-toxicity-in-e-fetida-in-an-acute-exposure-system
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Chuifan Zhou, Meiying Huang, Jiaoda Yu, Ying Li, Aiqin Liu
In the present study, the effects of low-molecular-weight organic acids (OAs) on the toxicity of copper (Cu) to the earthworm Eisenia fetida (E. fetida) were investigated in a simulated soil solution. We exposed E. fetida to soil solution containing Cu and a variety of OAs (acetic acid, oxalic acid, citric acid, and EDTA). We found that the addition of OAs reduced the toxicity of Cu to E. fetida, where the reduction was strongest in EDTA and weakest in acetic acid. These compounds decreased the mortality rate of E...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212511/arsenic-hyperaccumulator-pteris-vittata-efficiently-solubilized-phosphate-rock-to-sustain-plant-growth-and-as-uptake
#2
Jing-Wei Fu, Xue Liu, Yong-He Han, Hanyi Mei, Yue Cao, Letuzia M de Oliveira, Yungen Liu, Bala Rathinasabapathi, Yanshan Chen, Lena Q Ma
Phosphorus (P) is one of the most important nutrients for phytoremediation of arsenic (As)-contaminated soils. In this study, we demonstrated that As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata was efficient in acquiring P from insoluble phosphate rock (PR). When supplemented with PR as the sole P source in hydroponic systems, P. vittata accumulated 49% and 28% higher P in the roots and fronds than the -P treatment. In contrast, non-hyperaccumulator Pteris ensiformis was unable to solubilize P from PR. To gain insights into PR solubilization by plants, organic acids in plant root exudates were analyzed by HPLC...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208535/re-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-phase-1-cross-over-study-with-alln-177-an-orally-administered-oxalate-degrading-enzyme
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Dean G Assimos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208093/oxidative-transformation-of-artificial-sweetener-acesulfame-by-permanganate-reaction-kinetics-transformation-products-and-pathways-and-ecotoxicity
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Kai Yin, Fei Li, Ying Wang, Qunying He, Yongxiu Deng, Shuo Chen, Chengbin Liu
Acesulfame has attracted much attention due to its wide application, environmental persistence and potential safety risk of transformation products (TPs). Little information is known on acesulfame transformation in the presence of oxidants/disinfectants. The acesulfame oxidation by permanganate (Mn(VII)) in water under environmentally relevant conditions was systematically evaluated. The pH of water showed negligible influence in acesulfame oxidation. Inorganic ligand (pyrophosphate) exhibited insignificant effect whereas organic ligands (oxalate, ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid, and humic acid) exerted obvious suppression on acesulfame oxidation...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203815/determination-of-escitalopram-oxalate-and-l-methylfolate-in-tablet-by-spectrophotometric-and-reverse-phase-high-performance-liquid-chromatographic-methods
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Seema Sheladia, Bhavesh Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197590/rats-urinary-metabolomes-reveal-the-potential-roles-of-functional-foods-and-exercise-in-obesity-management
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Mohamed A Farag, N M Ammar, T E Kholeif, N S Metwally, N M El-Sheikh, Ludger A Wessjohann, A Z Abdel-Hamid
The complexity of the metabolic changes in obese individuals still presents a challenge for the understanding of obesity-related metabolic disruptions and for obesity management. In this study, a gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) based metabolomics approach targeting urine metabolism has been applied to assess the potential roles of functional foods and exercise for obesity management in rats. Male albino rats diagnosed as obese via histopathology and biochemical assays were administered functional foods in common use for obesity management including pomegranate, grapefruit, and red cabbage juice extracts in parallel with swimming exercise...
February 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191504/distinct-biogeographic-patterns-for-archaea-bacteria-and-fungi-along-the-vegetation-gradient-at-the-continental-scale-in-eastern-china
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Bin Ma, Zhongmin Dai, Haizhen Wang, Melissa Dsouza, Xingmei Liu, Yan He, Jianjun Wu, Jorge L M Rodrigues, Jack A Gilbert, Philip C Brookes, Jianming Xu
The natural forest ecosystem in Eastern China, from tropical forest to boreal forest, has declined due to cropland development during the last 300 years, yet little is known about the historical biogeographic patterns and driving processes for the major domains of microorganisms along this continental-scale natural vegetation gradient. We predicted the biogeographic patterns of soil archaeal, bacterial, and fungal communities across 110 natural forest sites along a transect across four vegetation zones in Eastern China...
January 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190537/further-evidence-that-d-glycerate-kinase-gk-deficiency-is-a-benign-disorder
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Attia Kalim, Patricia Fitzsimons, Claudia Till, Malkanthi Fernando, Philip Mayne, Jorn Oliver Sass, Ellen Crushell
d-Glyceric aciduria is caused by deficiency in d-glycerate kinase (GK) due to recessive mutations in the GLYCTK gene. GK catalyzes the conversion of d-glycerate to 2-phosphoglycerate which is an intermediary reaction in the catabolism of serine and fructose. Deficiency of GK leads to accumulation of d-glycerate, which may be detected in urine organic acid analysis. Debate exists as to whether this is a benign or disease-causing disorder as the reported phenotypes vary significantly. We report two siblings from a consanguineous Pakistani family...
February 9, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185178/spatiotemporal-distribution-and-source-apportionment-of-low-molecular-weight-organic-acids-in-wet-precipitation-at-a-coastal-city-china
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Wenjiao Du, Zhenyu Hong, Yanting Chen, Junjun Deng, Jinsheng Chen, Lingling Xu, Youwei Hong, Hang Xiao
To investigate the characteristics and sources of low molecular weight (LMW) organic acids in wet precipitation at a coastal city, Xiamen, a total of 313 rainwater samples were collected at seven different functional areas from September 2012 to August 2013. Spatiotemporal characteristics of LMW organic acids as well as pH and electrical conductivity were analyzed. Meanwhile, air mass clusters in different seasons and the positive matrix factorization (PMF) source apportion model were comprehensively used to identify the sources of organic acids...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185176/effect-of-coexisting-components-on-phosphate-adsorption-using-magnetite-particles-in-water
#10
Won-Hee Lee, Jong-Oh Kim
In this study, we focused on the rate of adsorption of phosphate on to the surface of magnetite in the presence of coexisting anions, organic matters and heavy metals. Magnetite particles were prepared using a co-precipitation method. Iron (II) sulfate heptahydrate and iron (III) chloride hexahydrate were mixed and then a sodium hydroxide solution was added drop-wise in the mixed iron solution. Coexisting anions were found to have no effect on the decrease in phosphate adsorption. However, phosphate adsorbed on to magnetite surface decreased with increasing total organic carbon (TOC) concentration of natural organic matter (NOM) such as citric, oxalic, and humic acid...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185107/protective-impact-of-resveratrol-in-experimental-rat-model-of-hyperoxaluria
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Taylan Oksay, Sedat Yunusoğlu, Mustafa Calapoğlu, I Aydın Candan, İbrahim Onaran, Osman Ergün, Alper Özorak
PURPOSE: Resveratrol (RES) is a polyphenol with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and many other physiological effects on tissues. In the present study, the effect of resveratrol in hyperoxaluria driven nephrolithiasis/nephrocalcinosis is investigated. METHODS: Wistar-Albino rats of 250-300 g (male, n = 24) were included in the present study. The rats were randomized into three groups: Group 1 consisted of the controls (n = 8), Group 2 of hyperoxaluria (1% ethylene glycol (EG), n = 8), and Group 3 of the treatment (1% EG + 10 mg/kg of RES, n = 8) group...
February 9, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183621/a-transferrin-variant-as-the-targeting-ligand-for-polymeric-nanoparticles-incorporated-in-3-d-plga-porous-scaffolds
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André M Lopes, Kevin Y Chen, Daniel T Kamei
We have developed doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (DP) conjugated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and transferrin (Tf) to form Tf-PEG-DPs (TPDPs), and incorporated these TPDPs into three-dimensional (3-D) PLGA porous scaffolds to form a controlled delivery system. To our knowledge, this represents the first use of a Tf variant (oxalate Tf) to improve the targeted delivery of drug-encapsulated nanoparticles (NPs) in PLGA scaffolds to PC3 prostate cancer cells. The PLGA scaffolds with TPDPs incorporated have been shown to release drugs for sustained delivery and provided a continuous release of DOX...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182032/pharmacognostical-standardization-of-upodika-basella-alba-l-an-important-ayurvedic-antidiabetic-plant
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T R Shantha, P Patchaimal, M Prathapa Reddy, R Kishore Kumar, Devesh Tewari, Vandana Bharti, G Venkateshwarlu, A K Mangal, M M Padhi, K S Dhiman
OBJECTIVE: To establish the pharmacognostic standards for the correct identification and standardization of an important Antidiabetic plant described in Ayurveda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Standardization was carried out on the leaf and stem of Basella alba L. with the help of the macro-morphological, microscopic, physicochemical and qualitative phytochemical studies. RESULTS: Several specific characters were identified viz. clustered calcium oxalate crystals in the cortex region, absence of trichomes, succulent, thick, mucilaginous, fibrous stem...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181139/cytoprotective-and-anti-apoptotic-role-of-terminalia-arjuna-on-oxalate-injured-renal-epithelial-cells
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Amisha Mittal, Simran Tandon, Surender Kumar Singla, Chanderdeep Tandon
Urolithiasis is one of the painful multifactorial disorders caused by metabolic abnormalities influencing the composition of body fluids and urine. The bark of Terminalia arjuna (T. arjuna), very well known in Ayurveda for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, possesses antioxidant and diuretic activity. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antiurolithiatic efficacy of aqueous extract of bark of T. arjuna on oxalate-induced injury to renal tubular epithelial cells. Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells were exposed to 2 mM oxalate for 48 h to evaluate the protective effect of T...
February 8, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180009/pseudothrombocytopenia-with-multiple-anticoagulant-sample-collection-tubes
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Ferenc Kovacs, Marina Varga, Zsolt Pataki, Erzsebet Rigo
The knowledge of pseudothrombocytopenia (PTCP) is important for the accuracy of a clinical assessment and for avoiding unnecessary treatment. An elderly patient was hospitalized with left lung pneumonia. Severe thrombocytopenia [platelet (PLT) number: 18 × 10(9)/L] without any clinical bleeding was found in ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid blood collection tube. PLT measurement was repeated in various anticoagulant [sodium citrate, lithium heparin, disodium oxalate, hirudin, and magnesium sulfate (Mg-sulfate)] sample collection tubes and all of them showed thrombocytopenia except with Mg-sulfate...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178638/fast-photoelectro-reduction-of-cr-vi-over-mos2-tio2-nanotubes-on-ti-wire
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Lixia Yang, Xutong Zheng, Ming Liu, Shenglian Luo, Yan Luo, Guifa Li
A stable MoS2 nanosheets@TiO2 NTAs composite was prepared via a simple hydrothermal process. Few-layer MoS2 nanosheets distributed on the TiO2 nanotube top surface and the inner walls rather than filling in the tubes, allowing abundant tubular channels open to environment and benefiting for efficient mass transport. Photocatalytic (PE) and photoelectrocatalytic (PEC) performance of the composite were evaluated on Cr(VI) reduction, with variable low molecule weight organic acids (LOAs) added as sacrificial electron donor to form a charge-transfer-complex (CTC) between LOAs and TiO2/MoS2, which is sensitive to the visible light illumination and could induce the photo-reduction of Cr(VI) and photo-oxidation of LOAs...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177317/structure-of-methylobacterium-extorquens-malyl-coa-lyase-coa-substrate-binding-correlates-with-domain-shift
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Javier M González, Ricardo Marti-Arbona, Julian C H Chen, Clifford J Unkefer
Malyl-CoA lyase (MCL) is an Mg(2+)-dependent enzyme that catalyzes the reversible cleavage of (2S)-4-malyl-CoA to yield acetyl-CoA and glyoxylate. MCL enzymes, which are found in a variety of bacteria, are members of the citrate lyase-like family and are involved in the assimilation of one- and two-carbon compounds. Here, the 1.56 Å resolution X-ray crystal structure of MCL from Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 with bound Mg(2+) is presented. Structural alignment with the closely related Rhodobacter sphaeroides malyl-CoA lyase complexed with Mg(2+), oxalate and CoA allows a detailed analysis of the domain motion of the enzyme caused by substrate binding...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176358/renal-calcium-oxalate-deposits-induce-a-pro-atherosclerotic-and-pro-osteoporotic-response-in-mice
#18
Kirsten Kusumi, Evan Barr-Beare, Vijay Saxena, Fayez Safedi, Andrew Schwaderer
BACKGROUND: Urinary stone disease (USD) is increasing in adult and pediatric populations Adult and pediatric studies have demonstrated decreased bone mineral density and increased fracture rates. USD has also been independently linked to increased rates of myocardial infarction and cerebral vascular accidents. Although USD is a multisystem disorder involving the kidneys, bone and vasculature, the molecular mechanisms linking these three organs remain unknown. METHODS: Calcium oxalate nephropathy was induced in C57BL/6J mice with intra-peritoneal (ip) injection of sodium glyoxolate...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176212/stable-co-crystals-of-glipizide-with-enhanced-dissolution-profiles-preparation-and-characterization
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Narendra Kumar Pandey, Hans Raj Sehal, Varun Garg, Tejasvi Gaur, Bimlesh Kumar, Sachin Kumar Singh, Monica Gulati, K Gowthamarajan, Palak Bawa, Sarvi Yadav Rajesh, Parth Sharma, Rakesh Narang
Present study deciphers preparation of co-crystals of lipophilic glipizide by using four different acids, oxalic, malonic, stearic, and benzoic acids, in order to achieve enhanced solubility and dissolution along with stability. All co-crystals were prepared by dissolving drug and individual acids in the ratio of 1:0.5 in acetonitrile at 60-70°C for 15 min, followed by cooling at room temperature for 24 h. FT-IR spectroscopy revealed no molecular interaction between acids and drug as the internal structure and their geometric configurations remain unchanged...
February 7, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174762/multidoped-ln-3-gadolinium-dioxycarbonates-as-tunable-white-light-emitting-phosphors
#20
I Nelli, A M Kaczmarek, F Locardi, V Caratto, G A Costa, R Van Deun
Gadolinium dioxycarbonates co-doped with different visible emitting lanthanides were synthesized via a co-precipitation method using oxalic acid as a precipitating agent. Through XRD and DTA/TG investigations, the type-II hexagonal phase of the lanthanide dioxycarbonates was confirmed for all of the samples. The materials constitute of big agglomerates formed by submicrometrical particles. By varying the Ln(3+) doping percentages and ratios and by changing the excitation wavelength the gadolinium dioxycarbonates activated with Sm(3+), Eu(3+), Tb(3+), Dy(3+) and Tm(3+) showed tunable emission colors...
February 8, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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