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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089700/new-synthetic-route-to-ethynyl-dutp-a-means-to-avoid-formation-of-acetyl-and-chloro-vinyl-base-modified-triphosphates-that-could-poison-selex-experiments
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Pascal Röthlisberger, Fabienne Levi-Acobas, Marcel Hollenstein
5-Ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine is a common base-modified nucleoside analogue that has served in various applications including selection experiments for potent aptamers and in biosensing. The synthesis of the corresponding triphosphates involves a mild acidic deprotection step. Herein, we show that this deprotection leads to the formation of other nucleoside analogs which are easily converted to triphosphates. The modified nucleoside triphosphates are excellent substrates for numerous DNA polymerases under both primer extension and PCR conditions and could thus poison selection experiments by blocking sites that need to be further modified...
January 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089692/in-vitro-bioaccessibility-of-the-marine-biotoxins-okadaic-acid-dinophysistoxin-2-and-their-7-o-acyl-fatty-acid-ester-derivatives-in-raw-and-steamed-shellfish
#2
Diana Manita, Ricardo N Alves, Ana Catarina Braga, Fabiola Fogaça, António Marques, Pedro Reis Costa
Okadaic acid (OA), Dinophysistoxins (DTX1 and DTX2) and their acyl-derivatives (DTX3) are marine toxins responsible for the human diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. To date the amount of toxins ingested from consumption of shellfish has been considered equal to the amount of toxins available for uptake by the human body. The aim of this study is to assess the OA, DTX2 and DTX3 fractions released from raw and steamed mussels and cockles into the digestive fluids (bioaccessibility) using a static in vitro digestion model...
January 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087833/dysregulation-of-map-kinase-signaling-pathways-including-p38mapk-sapk-jnk-and-erk1-2-in-cultured-rat-cerebellar-astrocytes-exposed-to-diphenylarsinic-acid
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Takayuki Negishi, Mami Matsumoto, Yayoi Kobayashi, Mikiya Kojima, Fumika Sakaguchi, Kazuaki Takahata, Tomoko Kanehira, Rina Arakaki, Yohei Aoyama, Hikari Yoshida, Rena Yamada, Nobutaka Sumiyoshi, Tomoko Tashiro, Seishiro Hirano, Kenji Yoshida, Kazunori Yukawa
Diphenylarsinic acid (DPAA) was a major compound found in the arsenic poisoning incident that occurred in Kamisu, Ibaraki, Japan in 2003. People exposed to DPAA via contaminated well water suffered from several neurological disorders, including cerebellar symptoms. We previously reported that DPAA induces cellular activation in cultured rat cerebellar astrocytes, dose-dependent promotion of cell growth (low DPAA), cell death (high DPAA), and increased phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases (p38MAPK, SAPK/JNK, and ERK1/2)...
January 13, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080046/application-of-2-aminothiazoline-4-carboxylic-acid-as-a-forensic-marker-of-cyanide-exposure
#4
Monika Rużycka, Joanna Giebułtowicz, Marcin Fudalej, Paweł Krajewski, Piotr Wroczyński
Cyanides are infamous for their highly poisonous properties. Accidental cyanide poisoning occurs frequently, but occasionally, intentional poisonings also occur. Inhalation of fumes generated by fire may also cause cyanide poisoning. There are many limitations in direct analysis of cyanide. 2-Aminothiazoline-4-carboxylic acid (ATCA), a cyanide metabolite, seems to be the only surrogate that is being used in the detection of cyanide because of its stability and its cyanide-dependent quality in biological matrix...
January 12, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078916/in-vivo-protection-studies-of-bis-quaternary-2-hydroxyimino-n-pyridin-3-yl-acetamide-derivatives-hnk-oximes-against-tabun-and-soman-poisoning-in-swiss-albino-mice
#5
P Kumar, D Swami, D P Nagar, K P Singh, J Acharya, H N Karade, R Yadav
The study reports antidotal efficacy of three HNK [ bis quaternary 2-(hydroxyimino)-N-(pyridin-3yl) acetamide derivatives] and pralidoxime (2-PAM), against soman and tabun poisoning in Swiss albino mice. Protection index (PI) was determined (treatment doses: HNK oximes, ×0.20 of their median lethal dose (LD50) and 2-PAM, 30 mg/kg, intramuscularly (im)) together with atropine (10 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). Probit log doses with difference of 0.301 log of LD50 of the nerve agents administered and inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity by 50% (IC50) was calculated at optimized time in brain and serum...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073557/diatom-nitzschia-navis-varingica-bacillariophyceae-and-its-domoic-acid-production-from-the-mangrove-environments-of-malaysia
#6
Suh Nih Tan, Sing Tung Teng, Hong Chang Lim, Yuichi Kotaki, Stephen S Bates, Chui Pin Leaw, Po Teen Lim
The distribution of the toxic pennate diatom Nitzschia was investigated at four mangrove areas along the coastal brackish waters of Peninsular Malaysia. Eighty-two strains of N. navis-varingica were isolated and established, and their identity confirmed morphologically and molecularly. Frustule morphological characteristics of the strains examined are identical to previously identified N. navis-varingica, but with a sightly higher density of the number of areolae per 1μm (4-7 areolae). Both LSU and ITS rDNAs phylogenetic trees clustered all strains in the N...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073524/distribution-occurrence-and-biotoxin-composition-of-the-main-shellfish-toxin-producing-microalgae-within-european-waters-a-comparison-of-methods-of-analysis
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Sara E McNamee, Linda K Medlin, Jessica Kegel, Gary R McCoy, Robin Raine, Lucia Barra, Maria Valeria Ruggiero, Wiebe H C F Kooistra, Marina Montresor, Johannes Hagstrom, Eva Perez Blanco, Edna Graneli, Francisco Rodríguez, Laura Escalera, Beatriz Reguera, Simon Dittami, Bente Edvardsen, Joe Taylor, Jane M Lewis, Yolanda Pazos, Christopher T Elliott, Katrina Campbell
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a natural global phenomena emerging in severity and extent. Incidents have many economic, ecological and human health impacts. Monitoring and providing early warning of toxic HABs are critical for protecting public health. Current monitoring programmes include measuring the number of toxic phytoplankton cells in the water and biotoxin levels in shellfish tissue. As these efforts are demanding and labour intensive, methods which improve the efficiency are essential. This study compares the utilisation of a multitoxin surface plasmon resonance (multitoxin SPR) biosensor with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and analytical methods such as high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for toxic HAB monitoring efforts in Europe...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053838/evaluation-of-microbial-contamination-and-chemical-qualities-of-cream-filled-pastries-in-confectioneries-of-chaharmahal-va-bakhtiari-province-southwestern-iran
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Ali Sharifzadeh, Mohammad Hajsharifi-Shahreza, Payam Ghasemi-Dehkordi
OBJECTIVES: High consumption of bakery products such as cream-filled pastries may cause serious health risks and food poisoning to humans. Therefore, investigation of the microbial and chemical qualities of bakery products containing cream is necessary. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the chemical qualities and microbial contaminations of cream-filled pastries collected from confectioneries located in six cities in Chaharmahal Va Bakhtiari province (Southwestern Iran)...
December 2016: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043864/a-simple-and-highly-effective-catalytic-nanozyme-scavenger-for-organophosphorus-neurotoxins
#9
Elena N Efremenko, Ilya V Lyagin, Natalia L Klyachko, Tatiana Bronich, Natalia V Zavyalova, Yuhang Jiang, Alexander V Kabanov
A simple and highly efficient catalytic scavenger of poisonous organophosphorus compounds, based on organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH, EC 3.1.8.1), is produced in aqueous solution by electrostatic coupling of the hexahistidine tagged OPH (His6-OPH) and poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(l-glutamic acid) diblock copolymer. The resulting polyion complex, termed nano-OPH, has a spherical morphology and a diameter from 25nm to 100nm. Incorporation of His6-OPH in nano-OPH preserves catalytic activity and increases stability of the enzyme allowing its storage in aqueous solution for over a year...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035601/epidemiological-relationships-of-campylobacter-jejuni-strains-isolated-from-humans-and-chickens-in-south-korea
#10
Jae-Young Oh, Yong-Kuk Kwon, Bai Wei, Hyung-Kwan Jang, Suk-Kyung Lim, Cheon-Hyeon Kim, Suk-Chan Jung, Min-Su Kang
Thirty-nine human isolates of Campylobacter jejuni obtained from a national university hospital during 2007-2010 and 38 chicken isolates of C. jejuni were collected from poultry farms during 2009-2010 in South Korea were used in this study. Campylobacter genomic species and virulence-associated genes were identified by PCR. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were performed to compare their genetic relationships. All isolates were highly resistant to ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid, and tetracycline...
January 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032510/ruthenium-catalyzed-ammonia-borane-dehydrogenation-mechanism-and-utility
#11
Xingyue Zhang, Lisa Kam, Ryan Trerise, Travis J Williams
One of the greatest challenges in using H2 as a fuel source is finding a safe, efficient, and inexpensive method for its storage. Ammonia borane (AB) is a solid hydrogen storage material that has garnered attention for its high hydrogen weight density (19.6 wt %) and ease of handling and transport. Hydrogen release from ammonia borane is mediated by either hydrolysis, thus giving borate products that are difficult to rereduce, or direct dehydrogenation. Catalytic AB dehydrogenation has thus been a popular topic in recent years, motivated both by applications in hydrogen storage and main group synthetic chemistry...
December 29, 2016: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025900/phytochemical-and-biological-evaluation-of-salvia-apiana
#12
Radhakrishnan Srivedavyasasri, Taylor Hayes, Samir A Ross
Salvia apiana (white sage, Lamiaceae family) plant is native to southern California and parts of Mexico. Some Native American tribes local to this region consider S. apiana to be sacred and burn the leaves as incense for purification ceremonies. The plant has been used to treat sore throats, coughs, chest colds, upper respiratory infections and poison oak rashes. The aqueous ethanolic extract of S. apiana showed moderate CB1 activity (58.3% displacement). Chromatographic purification of the ethanolic extract on silica gel column led to isolation of nine compounds: rosmadial (I), carnosol (II), 16-hydroxycarnosol (III), sageone (IV), cirsimaritin (V), salvigenin (VI), oleanolic acid (VII), 3β,28-dihydroxy-urs-12-ene (VIII), and ursolic acid (IX)...
December 27, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005083/attenuating-effects-of-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-with-intralipid-on-hepatotoxicity-of-chlorpyrifos-in-the-case-of-rats
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Recep Dokuyucu, Ali Bilgili, Basak Hanedan, Hatice Dogan, Ahmet Dokuyucu, Muhammed Murat Celik
BACKGROUND: Chlorpyrifos (CPF), insecticide widely used in agriculture, may cause poisonings in the case of humans. As a result, there is a large amount of treatment research underway to focus on the possibility of chlorpyrifos induced poisonings. The aim of this study has been to evaluate the effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and intralipid (IL) on hepatotoxicity induced by chlorpyrifos in the case of rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The rats in this study were treated with CPF (10 mg/kg body weight (b...
December 22, 2016: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998852/-isolation-identification-and-lead-adsorption-study-of-lead-resistant-lactobacillus-casei-strains-from-feces-of-healthy-newborns
#14
Wei Shen, Qin-Fei Yu, Yu-Hao Wang, Yi-Duo Zhang, Xiao-Jing Meng, Hong-Ying Fan
OBJECTIVE: To isolate and identify lead-resistant Lactobacillus casei strains with lead adsorption ability from the stool of healthy newborns as a new source of bacteria for developing lead-eliminating food products. METHODS: MRS was used to isolate lead-resistant bacteria from the feces of 30 healthy and full-term neonates. A phylogenetic tree was constructed based on the morphological characteristics and 16S rRNA sequences of the isolated bacteria. Physiological and biochemical characterizations of the bacteria were performed according to the Berger's Systematic Bacteriology Handbook, followed by antimicrobial susceptibility test and acid-tolerant bile salt test...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995097/monitoring-the-presence-of-domoic-acid-in-the-production-areas-of-bivalve-molluscs
#15
Rachele Rossi, Olga Arace, Maria Giovanna Buonomo, Daniela Capozzo, Vincenzo Castellano, Samantha Imbimbo, Vittorio Soprano
Algal biotoxins, chemical compounds produced by some microscopic algae, constitute the phytoplankton. The mussels, feeding on phytoplankton, can accumulate these compounds to become themselves toxic. There have been several cases of food poisoning by consumption of contaminated shellfish. Such food poisoning have pushed our health care system to provide monitoring of shellfish in the framework of the monitoring plans carried out by AASSLL. In this paper we report the results obtained monitoring the presence of amnesic shellfish poisoning biotoxins, like domoic acid and its isomers, produced by Pseudonitzschia algae...
September 20, 2016: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989570/the-effect-of-tannic-acid-on-the-bone-tissue-of-adult-male-wistar-rats-exposed-to-cadmium-and-lead
#16
Ewa Tomaszewska, Piotr Dobrowolski, Anna Winiarska-Mieczan, Małgorzata Kwiecień, Agnieszka Tomczyk, Siemowit Muszyński
Toxic elements such as cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) accumulate to the largest extent in bones. Rats at the age of 12 weeks were used to check whether tannic acid (TA) at the concentration of 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: 7mg Cd/kg and 50mg Pb/kg) for 12 weeks. The effects of administration of TA in Cd- and Pb-poisoned rats on bone mechanical and geometric properties, trabecular histomorphometry as well as the morphology of articular and growth cartilages were determined...
December 15, 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988416/energy-metabolism-and-metabolomics-response-of-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-to-sulfide-toxicity
#17
Tongyu Li, Erchao Li, Yantong Suo, Zhixin Xu, Yongyi Jia, Jian G Qin, Liqiao Chen, Zhimin Gu
The toxicity and poisoning mechanisms of sulfide were studied in Litopenaeus vannamei from the perspective of energy metabolism and metabolomics. The lethal concentrations of sulfide in L. vannamei (LC50) at 24h, 48h, 72h, and 96h were determined. Sulfide at a concentration of 0, 1/10 (425.5μg/L), and 1/5 (851μg/L) of the LC50 at 96h was used to test the metabolic responses of L. vannamei for 21days. The chronic exposure of shrimp to a higher sulfide concentration of 851μg/L decreased shrimp survival but did not affect weight gain or the hepatopancreas index...
December 12, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982152/a-novel-tunnel-like-cyclopalladated-arylimine-catalyst-immobilized-on-graphene-oxide-nano-sheet
#18
Ziqian Xue, Pingping Huang, Tiesheng Li, Pengxiao Qin, Dan Xiao, Minghua Liu, Penglei Chen, Yangjie Wu
A novel "tunnel-like" cyclopalladated arylimine was prepared and immobilized on graphene oxide nano-sheet to form a hybrid catalytic material (denoted as F-GO-Pd) by self-assembly. The F-GO-Pd catalyst was characterized by XRD, FTIR, Raman, XPS, SEM, and TEM. This novel hybrid catalytic material was proven to be an efficient catalyst for the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction of aryl halides (I, Br, Cl) with arylboronic acids in aqueous media under mild conditions with a very low amount of catalyst (0.01 mol%) and a high turnover frequency (TOF) (>20 000 h(-1))...
December 16, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960387/microwave-assisted-synthesis-of-highly-dispersed-ptcu-nanoparticles-on-three-dimensional-nitrogen-doped-graphene-networks-with-remarkably-enhanced-methanol-electrooxidation
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Xinglan Peng, Duhong Chen, Xiulin Yang, Dongsheng Wang, Mengliu Li, Chien-Chih Tseng, Rajapandiyan Panneerselvam, Xiao Wang, Wenjing Hu, Jianniao Tian, Yanchun Zhao
A well-dispersed PtCu alloy nanoparticles (NPs) on three-dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene (PtCu/3D N-G) electrocatalyst has been successfully synthesized by a conventional hydrothermal method combined with a high-efficiency microwave-assisted polyol process. The morphology, composition, and structures are well-characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Cyclic voltammograms illustrate that the as-prepared PtCu/3D N-G electrocatalyst possesses the larger electrochemical active surface area, lower onset potential, higher current density, and better tolerance to CO poisoning than PtCu NPs on reduced graphene oxide and XC-72 carbon black in acid solution...
December 14, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957731/development-of-rapid-and-economical-colorimetric-screening-method-for-p-phenylenediamine-in-variety-of-biological-matrices-and-its-application-to-eleven-fatal-cases-of-p-phenylenediamine-poisoning
#20
Muhammad Imran, Hafiz Faisal Usman, Humera Shafi, Muhammad Sarwar, Muhammad Ashraf Tahir
A rapid colorimetric method for detection of p-phenylenediamine (PPD) in various biological samples is developed. The o-cresol test for acetaminophen detection has been modified to detect PPD in blood, urine, gastric contents, and liver. After precipitating protein with trichloroacetic acid solution (2 mL, 10% w/v), biological specimens were required to convert PPD metabolites to PPD by acid hydrolysis. Finally, o-cresol solution (1 mL, 1% w/v), hydrogen peroxide (200 μL, 3%v/v), and concentrated ammonium hydroxide (0...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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