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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937739/applications-of-iridium-catalyzed-asymmetric-allylic-substitution-reactions-in-target-oriented-synthesis
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Jianping Qu, Günter Helmchen
Metal catalyzed allylic substitution is a cornerstone of organometallic and synthetic chemistry. Enantioselective versions have been developed with catalysts derived from transition metals, most notably molybdenum, nickel, ruthenium, rhodium, iridium, palladium, and copper. The palladium- and the iridium-catalyzed versions have turned out to be particularly versatile in organic synthesis because of the very broad scope of the nucleophile and great functional group compatibility. Assets of the iridium-catalyzed reaction are the formation of branched, chiral products from simple monosubstituted allylic substrates, high degrees of regio- and enantioselectivity, and use of modular, readily available chiral ligands...
September 22, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935799/interacting-amino-acid-replacements-allow-poison-frogs-to-evolve-epibatidine-resistance
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Rebecca D Tarvin, Cecilia M Borghese, Wiebke Sachs, Juan C Santos, Ying Lu, Lauren A O'Connell, David C Cannatella, R Adron Harris, Harold H Zakon
Animals that wield toxins face self-intoxication. Poison frogs have a diverse arsenal of defensive alkaloids that target the nervous system. Among them is epibatidine, a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist that is lethal at microgram doses. Epibatidine shares a highly conserved binding site with acetylcholine, making it difficult to evolve resistance yet maintain nAChR function. Electrophysiological assays of human and frog nAChR revealed that one amino acid replacement, which evolved three times in poison frogs, decreased epibatidine sensitivity but at a cost of acetylcholine sensitivity...
September 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916365/sodium-phenylbutyrate-abrogates-african-swine-fever-virus-replication-by-disrupting-the-virus-induced-hypoacetylation-status-of-histone-h3k9-k14
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Gonçalo Frouco, Ferdinando B Freitas, Carlos Martins, Fernando Ferreira
African swine fever virus (ASFV) causes a highly lethal disease in swine for which neither a vaccine nor treatment are available. Recently, a new class of drugs that inhibit histone deacetylases enzymes (HDACs) has received an increasing interest as antiviral agents. Considering studies by others showing that valproic acid, an HDAC inhibitor (HDACi), blocks the replication of enveloped viruses and that ASFV regulates the epigenetic status of the host cell by promoting heterochromatinization and recruitment of class I HDACs to viral cytoplasmic factories, the antiviral activity of four HDACi against ASFV was evaluated in this study...
September 13, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914048/impacts-of-pb-and-so2-poisoning-on-ceo2-wo3-tio2-sio2-scr-catalyst
#4
Yue Peng, Dong Wang, Bing Li, Chizhong Wang, Junhua Li, John C Crittenden, Jiming Hao
A CeO2-WO3/TiO2-SiO2 catalyst was employed to investigate the poisoning mechanisms of Pb and SO2 during selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The introduction of Pb and SO2 suppressed the catalytic performance by decreasing the numbers of surface acid and redox sites. Specifically, Pb preferentially bonded with amorphous WO3 species rather than with CeO2, decreasing the numbers of both Lewis and Brønsted acid sites but exerting less influence on the reducibility. SO2 preferentially bonded with CeO2 as sulfate species rather than with WO3, leading to a significant decrease in reducibility and the loss of surface active oxygen groups...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889263/chemical-speciation-of-selenium-and-mercury-as-determinant-of-their-neurotoxicity
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C S Oliveira, B C Piccoli, M Aschner, J B T Rocha
The antagonism of mercury toxicity by selenium has been well documented. Mercury is a toxic metal, widespread in the environment. The main target organs (kidneys, lungs, or brain) of mercury vary depending on its chemical forms (inorganic or organic). Selenium is a semimetal essential to mammalian life as part of the amino acid selenocysteine, which is required to the synthesis of the selenoproteins. This chapter has the aim of disclosing the role of selenide or hydrogen selenide (Se(-2) or HSe(-)) as central metabolite of selenium and as an important antidote of the electrophilic mercury forms (particularly, Hg(2+) and MeHg)...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884628/the-effect-of-tannic-acid-on-bone-mechanical-and-geometric-properties-bone-density-and-trabecular-histomorphometry-as-well-as-the-morphology-of-articular-and-growth-cartilages-in-rats-co-exposed-to-cadmium-and-lead-is-dose-dependent
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Ewa Tomaszewska, Piotr Dobrowolski, Anna Winiarska-Mieczan, Małgorzata Kwiecień, Siemowit Muszyński, Agnieszka Tomczyk
Cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) are toxic elements that accumulate to the largest extent in bones. Rats were used to investigate whether tannic acid (TA; 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5%. 2.0%, or 2.5%) would have a protective effect on the structure and properties of bones in the case of exposure to Cd and Pb (diet: 7 mg Cd/kg and 50 mg Pb/kg) for 6 weeks. The effects of administration of TA in Cd- and Pb-poisoned rats on bone characteristics and the morphology of articular and growth cartilages were determined. All the rats administered Cd and Pb had an enhanced Cd and Pb concentration in blood plasma and bone and reduced bone Ca content irrespective of the TA administration...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874544/single-rat-muscle-na-channel-mutation-confers-batrachotoxin-autoresistance-found-in-poison-dart-frog-phyllobates-terribilis
#7
Sho-Ya Wang, Ging Kuo Wang
Poison-dart Phyllobates terribilis frogs sequester lethal amounts of steroidal alkaloid batrachotoxin (BTX) in their skin as a defense mechanism against predators. BTX targets voltage-gated Na(+) channels and enables them to open persistently. How BTX autoresistance arises in such frogs remains a mystery. The BTX receptor has been delineated along the Na(+) channel inner cavity, which is formed jointly by four S6 transmembrane segments from domains D1 to D4. Within the P. terribilis muscle Na(+) channel, five amino acid (AA) substitutions have been identified at D1/S6 and D4/S6...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866879/versatility-of-prolyl-oligopeptidase-b-in-peptide-macrocyclization
#8
Robert Michael Sgambelluri, Miranda O Smith, Jonathan D Walton
Cyclic peptides are promising compounds for new chemical biological tools and therapeutics due to their structural diversity, resistance to proteases, and membrane permeability. Amatoxins, the toxic principles of poisonous mushrooms, are biosynthesized on ribosomes as 35-mer precursor peptides which are ultimately converted to hydroxylated bicyclic octapeptides. The initial cyclization steps, catalyzed by a dedicated prolyl oligopeptidase (POPB), involves removal of the 10-amino acid leader sequence from the precursor peptide and transpeptidation to produce a monocyclic octapeptide intermediate...
September 2, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864276/physiopathology-of-multiple-organ-dysfunction-in-severely-monocrotophos-poisoned-rabbits
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Yun-Xiu Hou, Shi-Wen Liu, Lian-Wen Wang, Shu-Hua Wu
OBJECTIVE: Acute organophosphorus pesticides poisoning has a serious threat on people's health. This study aimed to investigate the pathogenesis and molecular mechanism of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in severely monocrotophos-poisoned rabbits. METHODS: Chinchilla rabbits were used to build the monocrotophos-poisoned animal model via subcutaneous abdominal injection. Acetylcholinesterase activity was determined using the dithiobisnitrobenzoic acid enzyme kinetics method, and the free organophosphorus (FOP) toxic substances content was analyzed using the enzyme inhibition method...
August 29, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862523/l-and-t-type-calcium-channel-blockers-protect-against-the-inhibitory-effects-of-mipafox-on-neurite-outgrowth-and-plasticity-related-proteins-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Laís Silva Fernandes, Neife Aparecida G Dos Santos, Guilherme Luz Emerick, Antonio Cardozo Dos Santos
Some organophosphorus compounds (OP), including the pesticide mipafox, produce late onset distal axonal degeneration, known as organophosphorus-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN). The underlying mechanism involves irreversible inhibition of neuropathy target esterase (NTE) activity, elevated intracellular calcium levels, increased activity of calcium-activated proteases and impaired neuritogenesis. Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCC) appear to play a role in several neurologic disorders, including OPIDN. Therefore, this study aimed to examine and compare the neuroprotective effects of T-type (amiloride) and L-type (nimodipine) VGCC blockers induced by the inhibitory actions of mipafox on neurite outgrowth and axonal proteins of retinoic-acid-stimulated SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells, a neuronal model widely employed to determine the neurotoxicity attributed to OP...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844937/dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic-acid-dmps-induces-metaphase-ii-mouse-oocyte-deterioration
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Sarah R Aldhaheri, Roohi Jeelani, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Sana N Khan, Sasha Mikhael, Christina Washington, Robert T Morris, Husam M Abu-Soud
In light of the recent lead contamination of the water in Flint, Michigan and its potential adverse outcomes, much research and media attention has turned towards the safety profile of commonly used chelators. Dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS) typically used in the treatment of lead, mercury and arsenic poisoning also displays a high affinity towards transition metals such as zinc and copper, essential for biological functioning. It is given in series of dosages (0.2-0.4g/day) over a long period, and has the ability to enter cells...
August 24, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840553/the-role-of-nitric-oxide-from-neurological-disease-to-cancer
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Ahmed Maher, Mohamed F Abdel Rahman, Mohamed Z Gad
Until the beginning of the 1980s, nitric oxide (NO) was just a toxic molecule of a lengthy list of environmental pollutants such as cigarette smoke and smog. In fact, NO had a very bad reputation of being destroyer of ozone, suspected carcinogen and precursor of acid rain. However, by the early 1990s it was well recognized by the medical research community. Over the last two decades, the picture has been totally changed. Diverse lines of evidence have converged to show that this sometime poison is a fundamental player in the everyday business of the human body...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822252/removal-of-gadolinium-a-neutron-poison-from-the-moderator-system-of-nuclear-reactors
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A L Rufus, Padma S Kumar, K Jeena, S Velmurugan
Gadolinium as gadolinium nitrate is used as neutron poison in the moderator system for regulating and controlling the power generation of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) and proposed to be used in Advanced Heavy Water Reactors (AHWR) owing to its high neutron absorption cross section. Removal of the added gadolinium nitrate (Gd(3+) and NO3(-)) from the system after its intended use is done using ion exchange resins. In the present investigation, attempts have been made to optimize the ion exchange process for generation of low radioactive waste and maximize utilization of the ion exchange resins by employing different types of resins and different modes of operation...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815284/analysis-of-lipophilic-marine-biotoxins-by-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-in-seawater-from-the-catalan-coast
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Cristina Bosch-Orea, Josep Sanchís, Marinella Farré, Damià Barceló
Marine biotoxins regularly occur along the coast, with several consequences for the environment as well as the food industry. Monitoring of these compounds in seawater is required to assure the safety of marine resources for human consumption, providing a means for forecasting shellfish contamination events. In this study, an analytical method was developed for the detection of ten lipophilic marine biotoxins in seawater: azaspiracids 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, classified as azaspiracid shellfish poisoning toxins, and pectenotoxin 2, okadaic acid and the related dinophysistoxin 1, yessotoxin and homoyessotoxin, classified as diarrheic shellfish poisoning toxins...
August 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811602/identification-of-ciguatoxins-in-a-shark-involved-in-a-fatal-food-poisoning-in-the-indian-ocean
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Jorge Diogène, Laia Reverté, Maria Rambla-Alegre, Vanessa Del Río, Pablo de la Iglesia, Mònica Campàs, Oscar Palacios, Cintia Flores, Josep Caixach, Christian Ralijaona, Iony Razanajatovo, Agathe Pirog, Hélène Magalon, Nathalie Arnich, Jean Turquet
Severe food poisoning events after the consumption of sharks have been reported since the 1940s; however, there has been no clear understanding of their cause. Herein, we report for the first time the presence of ciguatoxins (CTXs) in sharks. The identification by mass spectrometry of CTXs, including two new analogues, in a bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) that was consumed by humans, causing the poisoning and death of 11 people in Madagascar in 2013 is described. Typical neurotoxic ciguatera symptoms were recorded in patients, and toxicological assays on extracts of the shark demonstrated CTX-like activity...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798883/magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-using-fe3o4-sio2-magnetic-nanoparticles-followed-by-uv-vis-spectrometry-for-determination-of-paraquat-in-plasma-and-urine-samples
#16
Ou Sha, Yu Wang, Xin Yin, Xiaobing Chen, Li Chen, Shujun Wang
A rapid and simple method was optimized and validated for the separation and quantification of paraquat, a frequently used herbicide and a leading cause of fatal poisoning worldwide, at trace levels with UV-Vis spectrophotometry in plasma and urine samples by direct magnetic solid-phase extraction. Fe3O4@SiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) were used as the magnetic solid-phase extraction agents and the paraquat absorbed on NPs was eluted using NaOH and ascorbic acid. Upon optimization, paraquat could be extracted and concentrated from various samples by 35-fold...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789631/efficacy-of-glutathione-for-the-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-an-open-label-single-arm-multicenter-pilot-study
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Yasushi Honda, Takaomi Kessoku, Yoshio Sumida, Takashi Kobayashi, Takayuki Kato, Yuji Ogawa, Wataru Tomeno, Kento Imajo, Koji Fujita, Masato Yoneda, Koshi Kataoka, Masataka Taguri, Takeharu Yamanaka, Yuya Seko, Saiyu Tanaka, Satoru Saito, Masafumi Ono, Satoshi Oeda, Yuichiro Eguchi, Wataru Aoi, Kenji Sato, Yoshito Itoh, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Glutathione plays crucial roles in the detoxification and antioxidant systems of cells and has been used to treat acute poisoning and chronic liver diseases by intravenous injection. This is a first study examining the therapeutic effects of oral administration of glutathione in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: The study was an open label, single arm, multicenter, pilot trial. Thirty-four NAFLD patients diagnosed using ultrasonography were prospectively evaluated...
August 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781900/blending-of-rodenticide-and-battery-acid-a-rare-and-fatal-suicide-mix
#18
Nisreen Abdul Rahman, Siddhartha Das, Vinod Ashok Chaudhari, Suresh Nandagopal, Bhawana Badhe
BACKGROUND: Self-poisoning usually occurs by the ingestion of a single lethal compound and majority of the poisoning cases in our country are due to the pesticides. Suicide by ingestion of more than one poisonous substance is rare except alcohol and multiple drugs. To the best of our knowledge, suicidal ingestion of a mixture of rodenticide and battery acid has not been reported before in medical literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we are discussing a case of simultaneous ingestion of two poisonous substances, i...
2017: Egyptian journal of forensic sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780789/-the-study-of-using-salvianolate-treat-acute-lung-injury-in-rats-induced-by-paraquat
#19
Z W Wang, X X Li, X D Jian, Z C Zhang, B T Kan
Objective: To establish to paraquat poisoning acute lung injury animal model to study the therapeutic effect of Salvia polyphenols acid salt of paraquat-induced acute lung injury. Methods: Adult male Wister rats 120, were randomly divided into three groups: the paraquat exposure group, the start of the experiment to give a one-time 20% paraquat dope orally 50 mg/kg body weight of rats; salvianolate treatment group, the start of the experiment paraquat to give a one-time 20% the stock solution orally 50 mg/kg body weight of rats, and then given daily intraperitoneal injection of 200 mg/kg body weight of rats salvianolate; blank control group was given the same amount normal saline...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769771/upregulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-primary-cultured-rat-astrocytes-induced-by-2-chloroethanol-via-mapk-signal-pathways
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Tong Wang, Yingjun Liao, Qi Sun, Hongge Tang, Gaoyang Wang, Fenghong Zhao, Yaping Jin
2-Chloroethanol (2-CE) is one of the reactive metabolites of 1,2-DCE in vivo, which might contribute to brain edema formation induced by 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) poisoning. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the roles of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathways in upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in 2-CE exposed rat astrocytes. Expression of p38 MAPK (p38), extracellular signal regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and MMP-9 at both protein and gene levels in rat astrocytes were determined using western blot and real-time RT-PCR methods...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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