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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550779/pathways-in-bacterial-and-archaeal-communities-dictated-by-ammonium-stress-in-a-high-solid-anaerobic-digester-with-dewatered-sludge
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Ning Li, Jin He, Han Yan, Sisi Chen, Xiaohu Dai
Metagenomic comparisons of microbial profiles were conducted to investigate differences between the samples from steady (Day 42), ammonium-adjusting (Day 63), and ammonium-stressed (Day 102) periods during the 110-day operation of a high solid anaerobic digester of sewage sludge. Comparing to the steady period, biogas production was slightly inhibited after ammonium adjustment, during which the microbes showed higher abundance in 6 of the total 22 ammonium-related genes. In addition, among the 19 amino-acid-related genes, 9 genes involved in amino acid generation and utilization were reduced, which partially revealed the reason of deterioration of volatile solids (VSs) degradation following ammonium stress...
May 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550774/thermo-mechanical-fractionation-of-yellow-poplar-sawdust-with-a-low-reaction-severity-using-continuous-twin-screw-driven-reactor-for-high-hemicellulosic-sugar-recovery
#2
Won Il Choi, Hyun Jin Ryu, Seong Ju Kim, Kyeong Keun Oh
Yellow poplar sawdust (YPS), a wood waste that can be easily collected from a local furniture factory, was fractionated using continuous twin screw-driven reactor for high hemicellulosic sugar recovery. The highest total sugar yields were attained under the following conditions: a barrel temperature of 127°C, sulfuric acid concentration of 0.8wt%, liquid feeding rate of 25mL/min, solid feeding rate of 2.0g/min, screw rotation speed of 25rpm, and residence time of 14.5min. The glucan and hemicellulose contents of the CTSR-fractionated YPS were 47...
May 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550768/photochemical-studies-of-cis-ru-bpy-2-4-bzpy-co-pf6-2-and-cis-ru-bpy-2-4-bzpy-cl-pf6-blue-light-induced-nucleobase-binding
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Aurideia P de Sousa, Edinilton M Carvalho, Javier Ellena, Eduardo H S Sousa, Jackson R de Sousa, Luiz G F Lopes, Peter C Ford, Alda K M Holanda
The ruthenium(II) compounds cis-[Ru(bpy)2(4-bzpy)(CO)](PF6)2 (I) and cis-[Ru(bpy)2(4-bzpy)(Cl)](PF6) (II) (4-bzpy=4-benzoylpyridine, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. The crystal structure of II was determined by X-ray diffraction. The photochemical behavior of I in aqueous solution shows that irradiation with ultraviolet light (365nm) releases both CO and 4-bzpy leading to the formation of the cis-[Ru(bpy)2(H2O)2](2+) ion as identified by NMR and electronic spectroscopy...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550760/exercise-training-ameliorates-matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-messenger-rna-expression-and-mitigates-adverse-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Flávio S Silva, Raul H Bortolin, Diego N Araújo, Dáfiny E S Marques, João Paulo M S Lima, Adriana A Rezende, Wouber H B Vieira, Naisandra B Silva, Karina C P Medeiros, Paul W Ackermann, Bento J Abreu, Fernando A L Dias
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate whether exercise training (ExT) would ameliorate expression of key genes for myocardial morphostructure and mitigate adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling in experimental type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: sedentary control (SC, n=9), trained control (TC, n=13), sedentary diabetic (SD, n=20), and trained diabetic (TD, n=17). T1D was induced by 40 mg/kg streptozotocin (single dose, i...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550737/activated-carbon-from-sugarcane-bagasse-ash-for-melanoidins-recovery
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A Kaushik, S Basu, K Singh, V S Batra, M Balakrishnan
This work investigates the value added utilization of two sugar-distillery wastes: (i) melanoidins, which are complex Maillard reaction products in molasses distillery wastewater, and (ii) unburnt carbon in sugarcane bagasse ash. Activated unburnt carbon (AUC), prepared by deashing and steam activation, had properties comparable to commercial activated carbon (CAC). Both carbons are suitable for melanoidins adsorption followed by desorption using 25% pyridine solution. For AUC, the equilibrium adsorption data is well described by Langmuir isotherm up to 35 °C while Freundlich model fits better at higher temperature...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550721/clinical-performance-of-the-veris-hcv-assay-for-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-quantification
#6
Laure Izquierdo, Corinne Prégermain, Corinne Hottelet, Gwenaëlle Decombe, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and treatment monitoring rely on detection/quantification of HCV RNA and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques are expected to equivalently quantify the different HCV genotypes. OBJECTIVE: The clinical performance of the VERIS HCV assay for HCV RNA quantification was compared to that of the Abbott RealTime HCV assay. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative concordance and quantitative comparison were evaluated on a first panel of 286 clinical samples containing HCV genotypes 1-6...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550712/combined-immune-checkpoint-blockade-anti-pd-1-anti-ctla-4-evaluation-and-management-of-adverse-drug-reactions
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REVIEW
Jessica C Hassel, Lucie Heinzerling, Jens Aberle, Oliver Bähr, Thomas K Eigentler, Marc-Oliver Grimm, Victor Grünwald, Jan Leipe, Niels Reinmuth, Julia K Tietze, Jörg Trojan, Lisa Zimmer, Ralf Gutzmer
Combined immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) provides unprecedented efficacy gains in numerous cancer indications, with PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab plus CTLA-4 inhibitor ipilimumab in advanced melanoma as first-ever approved therapies for combined ICB. However, gains in efficacy must be balanced against a higher frequency and severity of adverse drug reactions (ADR). Because delays in diagnosis and management might result in symptom worsening and further complications, clinicians shall be well trained to identify ADR promptly and monitor patients adequately...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550710/type-1-diabetes-increases-retention-of-low-density-lipoprotein-in-the-atherosclerosis-prone-area-of-the-murine-aorta
#8
Mette K Hagensen, Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Mads Kjolby, Ninna L Stillits, Lasse B Steffensen, Jacob F Bentzon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus are at high risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but the underlying mechanisms by which type 1 diabetes accelerates atherosclerosis remain unknown. Increased retention of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in atherosclerosis-prone sites of the diabetic vascular wall has been suggested, but direct evidence is lacking. In the present study, we investigated whether retention of LDL is increased in atherosclerotic-prone areas using a murine model of type 1 diabetes...
May 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550707/micrornas-correlate-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-in-a-chinese-population
#9
Jianglong Chen, Jiting Zhu, Zeng Wang, Xiaoping Yao, Xuan Wu, Fang Liu, Weidong Zheng, Zhiwen Li, Aiyu Lin
BACKGROUND Recent studies identified a set of differentially expressed miRNAs in whole blood that may discriminate neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This study invalidated 9 known miRNAs in Chinese patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The levels of miRNAs in whole blood were assayed in healthy controls (n=20) and patients with NMOSD (n=45), RRMS (n=17) by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and pairwise-compared between groups...
May 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550630/the-effects-of-different-sewage-sludge-amendment-rates-on-the-heavy-metal-bioaccumulation-growth-and-biomass-of-cucumbers-cucumis-sativus-l
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Ebrahem M Eid, Sulaiman A Alrumman, Ahmed F El-Bebany, Abd El-Latif Hesham, Mostafa A Taher, Khaled F Fawy
When sewage sludge is incorrectly applied, it may adversely impact agro-system productivity. Thus, this study addresses the reaction of Cucumis sativus L. (cucumber) to different amendment rates (0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 g kg(-1)) of sewage sludge in a greenhouse pot experiment, in which the plant growth, heavy metal uptake and biomass were evaluated. A randomized complete block design with six treatments and six replications was used as the experimental design. The soil electrical conductivity, organic matter and Cr, Fe, Zn and Ni concentrations increased, but the soil pH decreased in response to the sewage sludge applications...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550607/dft-based-prediction-of-reactivity-of-short-chain-alcohol-dehydrogenase
#11
I Stawoska, A Dudzik, M Wasylewski, M Jemioła-Rzemińska, A Skoczowski, K Strzałka, M Szaleniec
The reaction mechanism of ketone reduction by short chain dehydrogenase/reductase, (S)-1-phenylethanol dehydrogenase from Aromatoleum aromaticum, was studied with DFT methods using cluster model approach. The characteristics of the hydride transfer process were investigated based on reaction of acetophenone and its eight structural analogues. The results confirmed previously suggested concomitant transfer of hydride from NADH to carbonyl C atom of the substrate with proton transfer from Tyr to carbonyl O atom...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550528/prion-like-seeding-of-misfolded-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-the-brains-of-dementia-with-lewy-body-patients-in-rt-quic
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Kazunori Sano, Ryuichiro Atarashi, Katsuya Satoh, Daisuke Ishibashi, Takehiro Nakagaki, Yasushi Iwasaki, Mari Yoshida, Shigeo Murayama, Kenichi Mishima, Noriyuki Nishida
The prion-like seeding of misfolded α-synuclein (αSyn) involved in the pathogenesis of Lewy body diseases (LBD) remains poorly understood at the molecular level. Using the real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QUIC) seeding assay, we investigated whether brain tissues from cases of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), which contain serine 129 (Ser129)-phosphorylated insoluble aggregates of αSyn, can convert Escherichia coli-derived recombinant αSyn (r-αSyn) to fibrils. Diffuse neocortical DLB yielded 50% seeding dose (SD50) values of 10(7)~10(10)/g brain...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550517/early-prediction-of-autoimmune-type-1-diabetes
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REVIEW
Simon E Regnell, Åke Lernmark
Underlying type 1 diabetes is a genetic aetiology dominated by the influence of specific HLA haplotypes involving primarily the class II DR-DQ region. In genetically predisposed children with the DR4-DQ8 haplotype, exogenous factors, yet to be identified, are thought to trigger an autoimmune reaction against insulin, signalled by insulin autoantibodies as the first autoantibody to appear. In children with the DR3-DQ2 haplotype, the triggering reaction is primarily against GAD signalled by GAD autoantibodies (GADA) as the first-appearing autoantibody...
May 26, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550509/possible-involvement-of-acss2-gene-in-alcoholism
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Andrea Frozino Ribeiro, Roseli Boerngen de Lacerda, Diego Correia, Ana Lúcia Brunialti-Godard, Débora Marques de Miranda, Valdir Ribeiro Campos, Valéria Fernandes de Souza, Angela Maria Ribeiro
Alcoholism is a psychiatric disorder that composes one of the principal causes of health disabilities in the world population. Furthermore, the available pharmacotherapy is limited. Therefore, this research was carried out to better understand the basis of the underlying neurobiological processes of this disorder and to discover potential therapeutic targets. Real-time PCR analysis was performed in the amygdala nuclei region of the brain of mice exposed to a chronic three-bottle free-choice model (water, 5 and 10% v/v ethanol)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550386/human-sperm-toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-mediates-acrosome-reaction-oxidative-stress-markers-and-sperm-parameters-in-response-to-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-in-infertile-men
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Sana Sahnoun, Afifa Sellami, Nozha Chakroun, Malek Mseddi, Hammadi Attia, Tarek Rebai, Saloua Lassoued
PURPOSE: To study the role of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in human spermatozoa and to assess sperm parameters, oxidative stress markers, and acrosome reaction in response to the stimulation of TLR4 by its ligand, the lipopolysaccharide (LPS), as a major endotoxin of Gram-negative bacteria. METHODS: Our study was carried out in 73 sperm samples from patients undergoing semen analysis for couple infertility investigations. The studied patients were divided into three groups: normozoospermic fertile patients (n = 13), patients with abnormal and leukospermic semen (n = 13), and patients with abnormal and non-leukospermic semen (n = 47)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550367/in-vitro-study-of-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-activities-of-lactobacillus-probiotic-spp
#16
Z Pourramezan, R Kasra Kermanshahi, M Oloomi, A Aliahmadi, H Rezadoost
This study investigated the influence of aeration and minimal medium conditions on antioxidant and antibacterial activities of 21 probiotic Lactobacillus strains isolated from dairy products. The probiotic potential of the isolates was evaluated by pH and bile tolerance. Random amplified polymorphic DNA polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) was used to confirm the phenotypic identification of isolates. Antioxidant producer isolates were screened by resistance to reactive oxygen species (ROS). The antioxidant and antibacterial activities of extracellular materials after 48 h fermentation with antioxidative strains were determined using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and broth microdilution assays, respectively...
May 26, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550352/efficacy-and-safety-of-full-length-pegylated-recombinant-factor-viii-with-extended-half-life-in-previously-treated-patients-with-hemophilia-a-comparison-of-data-between-the-general-and-japanese-study-populations
#17
Keiji Nogami, Midori Shima, Katsuyuki Fukutake, Teruhisa Fujii, Masashi Taki, Tadashi Matsushita, Satoshi Higasa, Tetsuji Sato, Michio Sakai, Morio Arai, Haruhiko Uchikawa, Werner Engl, Brigitt Abbuehl, Barbara A Konkle
Rurioctocog alfa pegol (BAX 855) is a novel third-generation recombinant factor VIII whose active ingredient is chemically modified with polyethylene glycol. A global multicenter phase 2/3 study of the product in 137 patients (including 11 patients from Japan) with severe hemophilia A aged 12-65 years, reported an extended half-life and a good tolerability profile, as well as a significantly lower annualized bleeding rate in the prophylactic treatment arm than in the on-demand treatment arm. Using descriptive statistics, a post hoc analysis was performed to compare the pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy profiles of the product in the Japanese subpopulation and the overall population...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550167/prediction-of-response-to-sorafenib-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-marker-panel-by-multiple-reaction-monitoring-mass-spectrometry
#18
Hyunsoo Kim, Su Jong Yu, Injun Yeo, Young Youn Cho, Dong Hyeon Lee, Yuri Cho, Eun Ju Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, Sungyoung Lee, Jongsoo Jun, Taesung Park, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Youngsoo Kim
Sorafenib is the only standard treatment for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but it provides modest survival benefits over placebo, necessitating predictive biomarkers of the response to sorafenib. Serum samples were obtained from 115 consecutive patients with HCC before sorafenib treatment and analyzed by multiple reaction monitoring-mass spectrometry (MRM-MS) and ELISA to quantify candidate biomarkers. We verified a triple-marker panel to be predictive of the response to sorafenib by MRM-MS, comprising CD5 antigen-like (CD5L), immunoglobulin J (IGJ), and galectin-3-binding protein (LGALS3BP), in HCC patients...
May 26, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550142/smart-superglue-in-streptococci-the-proof-is-in-the-pulling
#19
Mark Howarth
Gram-positive bacteria use reactive thioester-containing proteins to form covalent bonds, which may enable strong adhesion to host surfaces, but how these proteins selectively adhere to different surfaces is not clear. The Editors' Pick by Echelman et al. applied single-molecule force spectroscopy to show that an adhesin protein can regenerate its thioester in the absence of pulling. This selective interaction would represent a new principle of mechanical proof-reading, whereby only reactions supporting anchorage of the bacterium are maintained...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550118/s100a9-potentiates-the-activation-of-neutrophils-by-the-etiological-agent-of-gout-monosodium-urate-crystals
#20
Louis-Simon Rousseau, Guillaume Paré, Asmaa Lachhab, Paul H Naccache, François Marceau, Philippe Tessier, Martin Pelletier, Maria Fernandes
Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis that arises when the body mounts an acute inflammatory reaction against a crystallized form of uric acid known as monosodium urate crystals (MSUs). Although MSUs are known to activate neutrophils, the most abundant leukocyte in the synovial fluid of patients with gout, few studies have investigated the effect on neutrophils of the simultaneous stimulation with MSU and proinflammatory mediators in the inflamed joint. Herein, we focused on a protein that is highly expressed in the synovium in gout, S100A9...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
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