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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535124/serum-creatinine-and-cystatin-c-provide-conflicting-evidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-following-acute-ingestion-of-potassium-permanganate-and-oxalic-acid
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Thilini Madushanka Wijerathna, Indika Bandara Gawarammana, Dhammika Menike Dissanayaka, Chathura Palanagasinghe, Fathima Shihana, Gihani Dassanayaka, Seyed Shahmy, Zoltan Huba Endre, Fahim Mohamed, Nicholas Alan Buckley
AIM: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common following deliberate self-poisoning with a combination washing powder containing oxalic acid (H2C2O4) and potassium permanganate (KMnO4). Early and rapid increases in serum creatinine (sCr) follow severe poisoning. We investigated the relationship of these increases with direct nephrotoxicity in an ongoing multicenter prospective cohort study in Sri Lanka exploring AKI following poisoning. METHODS: Multiple measures of change in kidney function were evaluated in 48 consenting patients who had serial sCr and serum cystatin C (sCysC) data available...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532068/synthetic-peptides-derived-from-salivary-proteins-and-the-control-of-surface-charge-densities-of-dental-surfaces-improve-the-inhibition-of-dental-calculus-formation
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Bernd Grohe
Peptides descended from the salivary proteins statherin and histatin were recently identified in saliva and the acquired enamel pellicle (AEP), a proteomic layer coated on enamel. In particular, the statherin phosphopeptide DpSpSEEKFLR (DSS) was found to adsorb to enamel-like hydroxyapatite and inhibit plaque-related crystal formation. To determine the mechanism of these processes, we studied peptide-crystal interactions based on the sequences DSS and RKFHEKHHSHRGYR (RKF). The latter is a basic histatin sequence showing antimicrobial effects...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530571/novel-insights-into-ascorbate-retention-and-degradation-during-the-washing-and-post-harvest-storage-of-spinach-and-other-salad-leaves
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Rebecca A Dewhirst, Graham J J Clarkson, Steve D Rothwell, Stephen C Fry
Post-harvest treatments of pre-packaged salad leaves potentially cause l-ascorbate loss, but the mechanisms of ascorbate degradation remain incompletely understood, especially in planta. We explored the extent and pathways of ascorbate loss in variously washed and stored salad leaves. Ascorbate was assayed by 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol titration, and pathways were monitored by (14)C-radiolabelling followed by high-voltage electrophoresis. All leaves tested showed ascorbate loss during storage: lettuce showed the greatest percentage loss, wild rocket the least...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529700/effect-of-citrus-based-products-on-urine-profile-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fakhri Rahman, Ponco Birowo, Indah S Widyahening, Nur Rasyid
Background. Urolithiasis is a disease with high recurrence rate, 30-50% within 5 years. The aim of the present study was to learn the effects of citrus-based products on the urine profile in healthy persons and people with urolithiasis compared to control diet and potassium citrate.  Methods. A systematic review was performed, which included interventional, prospective observational and retrospective studies, comparing citrus-based therapy with standard diet therapy, mineral water, or potassium citrate. A literature search was conducted using PUBMED, COCHRANE, and Google Scholar with "citrus or lemonade or orange or grapefruit or lime or juice" and "urolithiasis" as search terms...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529446/synthesis-of-chiral-tetrahydrofurans-and-pyrrolidines-by-visible-light-mediated-deoxygenation
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Daniel Rackl, Viktor Kais, Eugen Lutsker, And Oliver Reiser
The synthesis of chiral tetrahydrofurans and pyrrolidines starting from 1,2-diols or β-amino alcohols, respectively, by visible-light-mediated deoxygenation is described. Easily accessible monoallylated/propargylated substrates were activated either as inexpensive ethyl oxalates or as recyclable 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)benzoates to generate alkyl radicals suitable for 5-exo-trig/5-exo-dig cyclizations under visible-light irradiation.
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528955/potential-therapeutic-activity-of-phlogacanthus-thyrsiformis-hardow-mabb-flower-extract-and-its-biofabricated-silver-nanoparticles-against-chemically-induced-urolithiasis-in-male-wistar-rats
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Poppy Das, Kiran Kumar, Arunai Nambiraj, Reshma Rajan, Rajendra Awasthi, Kamal Dua, Himaja M
Urolithiasis is a painful disorder in which stones are formed in the kidney, bladder or urethra. There are no proper therapeutic treatments available for kidney stones and people suffering from larger stones have to undergo surgery which has many side effects. A natural remedy with therapeutic effects that can dissipate and remove even the larger stones would eliminate the need of a surgery and the risks associated with it. The flowers of Phlogacanthus thyrsiformis used in culinary recipes in the north eastern India are also widely used as a folklore medicine for the treatment of kidney stones and liver disorders...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528828/calcium-oxalate-crystals-in-a-lens-with-advanced-cataractous-changes
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Anton M Kolomeyer, Vivian Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527462/low-power-broadband-solid-state-mas-nmr-of-14-n
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Andrew J Pell, Kevin J Sanders, Sebastian Wegner, Guido Pintacuda, Clare P Grey
We propose two broadband pulse schemes for (14)N solid-state magic-angle-spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) that achieves (i) complete population inversion and (ii) efficient excitation of the double-quantum spectrum using low-power single-sideband-selective pulses. We give a comprehensive theoretical description of both schemes using a common framework that is based on the jolting-frame formalism of Caravatti et al. [J. Magn. Reson. 55, 88 (1983)]. This formalism is used to determine for the first time that we can obtain complete population inversion of (14)N under low-power conditions, which we do here using single-sideband-selective adiabatic pulses...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526618/24-hour-urine-metabolic-differences-between-solitary-and-multiple-stone-formers-results-of-the-collaboration-on-urolithiasis-in-pediatrics-cup-working-group
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Theodore R Saitz, Solange Mongoue-Tchokote, Cynthia Sharadin, Dana W Giel, Sean Corbett, Larisa Kovacevic, Aaron P Bayne
INTRODUCTION: Specific factors associated with the risk of developing pediatric urinary stone disease remain unclear, especially those that may be associated with recurrent stone disease. OBJECTIVE: We compared the results of 24-h urine collections in children with a solitary stone episode to those with multiple stone episodes to determine if there is a difference that may be associated with multiple stone formation in children. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-institutional retrospective analysis was completed to assess 24-h urinary metabolic profiles in children with urolithiasis aged 2-18 years old...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523649/highly-sensitive-detection-of-ionizing-radiations-by-a-photoluminescent-uranyl-organic-framework
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Jian Xie, Yaxing Wang, Wei Liu, Xuemiao Yin, Lanhua Chen, Youming Zou, Juan Diwu, Zhifang Chai, Thomas E Albrecht-Schmitt, Guokui Liu, Shuao Wang
Precise detection of low-dose X- and γ-radiations remains a challenge and is particularly important for studying biological effects under low-dose ionizing radiation, safety control in medical radiation treatment, survey of environmental radiation background, and monitoring cosmic radiations. We report here a photoluminescent uranium organic framework, whose photoluminescence intensity can be accurately correlated with the exposure dose of X- or γ-radiations. This allows for precise and instant detection of ionizing radiations down to the level of 10(-4)  Gy, representing a significant improvement on the detection limit of approximately two orders of magnitude, compared to other chemical dosimeters reported up to now...
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517008/further-insights-into-the-kinetics-of-thermal-decomposition-during-continuous-cooling
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Tatsiana Liavitskaya, Nathanaël Guigo, Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli, Sergey Vyazovkin
Following the previous work (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 32021), this study continues to investigate the intriguing phenomenon of thermal decomposition during continuous cooling. The phenomenon can be detected and its kinetics can be measured by means of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The kinetics of the thermal decomposition of ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3), nickel oxalate (NiC2O4), and lithium sulfate monohydrate (Li2SO4·H2O) have been measured upon heating and cooling and analyzed by means of the isoconversional methodology...
May 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516989/the-effect-of-anions-on-the-electrochemical-properties-of-polyaniline-for-supercapacitors
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Ji Xing, Maoying Liao, Chi Zhang, Min Yin, Dongdong Li, Ye Song
To investigate the effect of anions on the electrochemical properties of polyaniline (PANI) for supercapacitors, electrochemical performance tests of PANI with different dopant anions were carried out in the corresponding acid solutions by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and galvanostatic charge-discharge (GCD) methods. In particular, ionic fluxes and solvent molecules involved in redox processes can be analyzed by the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) technique and discriminated by simultaneously recording cyclic voltammograms and mass changes during redox switching...
May 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514140/properties-of-intermediates-in-the-catalytic-cycle-of-oxalate-oxidoreductase-and-its-suicide-inactivation-by-pyruvate
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Elizabeth Pierce, Steven O Mansoorabadi, Mehmet Can, George H Reed, Stephen W Ragsdale
Oxalate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (OOR) is an unusual member of the thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP)-dependent 2-oxoacid:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (OFOR) family in that it catalyzes the coenzyme A (CoA)-independent conversion of oxalate into 2 equivalents of carbon dioxide. This reaction is surprising because binding of CoA to the acyl-TPP intermediate of other OFORs results in formation of a CoA ester, and in the case of pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFOR), CoA binding generates the central metabolic intermediate acetyl-CoA and promotes a 10(5)-fold acceleration of the rate of electron transfer...
May 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510281/cui-oxalic-diamide-catalyzed-cross-coupling-of-thiols-with-aryl-bromides-and-aryl-chlorides
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Chin-Fa Lee, Chia-Wei Chen, Yi-Ling Chen, Daggula Mallikarjuna Reddy, Kai Du, Chao-En Li, Bo-Hao Shih, Yung-Jing Xue
We report a general copper-catalyzed cross-coupling of thiols with aryl bromides and aryl chlorides by using N-aryl-N'-alkyl oxalic diamide (L3) or N,N'-dialkyl oxalic diamide (L5) as the ligands. Remarkably, this is the first copper-catalyzed coupling of thiols with unactivated aryl chlorides. Furthermore, this system features broad substrate scope and good tolerance of functional groups. Importantly, the oxalic diamides are stable and can be prepared easily from commercially available cheap starting materials...
May 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505577/evaluation-of-the-photooxidation-efficiency-of-as-iii-applying-the-uvc-oxalate-technique
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Bo Jiang, Shuaishuai Xin, Haihong He, Xuyang Liu, Li Gao, Yizheng Tang, Xuejun Bi
In this study, the photooxidation capacity of UVC/Oxalate (Ox) was evaluated using As(III) as a typical pollutant. The results show that the direct oxidation amount of As(III) induced by UVC in water was negligible, but the presence of Ox remarkably accelerated the oxidation rate of As(III). Under UVC irradiation, 50 μM As(III) can be completely oxidized to As(V) in the case of Ox concentration above 300 μM within 60 min. As(III) oxidation was found greatly related with the photodecomposition of Ox. Much more Ox can be mineralized in more acidic solution...
May 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503871/subcellular-distribution-of-calcium-during-spermatogenesis-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Amin Golpour, Martin Pšenička, Hamid Niksirat
Calcium plays a variety of vital regulatory functions in many physiological and biochemical events in the cell. The aim of this study was to describe the ultrastructural distribution of calcium during different developmental stages of spermatogenesis in a model organism, the zebrafish (Danio rerio), using a combined oxalate-pyroantimonate technique. Samples were treated by potassium oxalate and potassium pyroantimonate during two fixation stages and examined using transmission electron microscopy to detect electron dense intracellular calcium...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503048/antifertility-effect-of-bougainvillea-spectabilis-or-paper-flower
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Anisa Ghogar, Wannee Jiraungkoorskul
Bougainvillea spectabilis (Family: Nyctaginaceae), commonly referred to as Great Bougainvillea or Paper Flower, is one of the traditional medicinal plants with potential antifertility activity. The aqueous extract and decoction of this plant have been used as fertility control among the tribal people in many countries. Furthermore, it has been shown to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, antihepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiulcer properties. Its phytoconstituents such as alkaloids, essential oils, flavonoids, glycosides, oxalates, phenolics, phlobotannins, quinones, saponins, tannins, and terpenoids were reported as the basis of its efficacious therapeutic properties...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500934/interactions-of-natural-resins-and-pigments-in-works-of-art
#18
Tommaso Poli, Anna Piccirillo, Marco Nervo, Oscar Chiantore
The degradation process involving the formation of metal soaps in drying oils is a well-known problem due to cations from pigments reacting with free fatty acids from the oil. The aggregation of these carboxylates in semi-crystalline structures can lead to eruptions through the paint layers and 'blooming' on the surface. In this work, the metal soaps formation in presence of natural resins has been assessed and studied by means of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy with experiments concerning the ageing of drying oil and different natural resins (shellac, dammar and colophony) in the presence of common historic pigments (smalt, ochre, umber, azurite, lead white, zinc white and titanium white)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497958/structural-motifs-of-fe-co2-n-clusters-n-3-7
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Michael Charles Thompson, Leah G Dodson, J Mathias Weber
We present IR spectra and quantum chemical calculations for anionic iron-CO2 clusters of the form [Fe(CO2)n](-) (n = 3 - 7). All observed clusters have at least two strongly bound CO2 moieties as part of the core ion, and larger clusters show clear infrared signatures of core ion isomers with three CO2 moieties as well. Dominant structural motifs are based on bidentate CO2 ligands with Fe-O/Fe-C bonds, oxalate ligands and metal insertion into a CO bond.
May 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497640/polarizable-crystals-in-apocrine-sweat-gland-tumors-a-series-of-three-cases
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Gina Johnson, Jerad M Gardner, Sara C Shalin
Polarizable calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals have been well documented in breast biopsies, generally associated with benign apocrine metaplasia. In contrast, polarizable crystals are only rarely reported in skin adnexal neoplasms. We report three different cases of sweat gland tumors with polarizable crystals morphologically suggestive of CaOx: 1 apocrine hidrocystoma and 2 tubular apocrine adenomas. The histologic features were examined in 3 cases. Clinical presentation summary included 2 males and 1 female, ages 53 to 74, with lesions located on the left cheek, inferior vertex scalp and the left eyebrow...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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