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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528260/hexavalent-chromium-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-pycnoporus-sanguineus
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Mi Feng, Hua Yin, Hui Peng, Zehua Liu, Guining Lu, Zhi Dang
White rot fungi have been proved to be a promising option for the removal of heavy metals, understanding their toxic response to heavy metals is conducive to developing and popularizing fungi-based remediation technologies so as to lessen the hazard of heavy metals. In this study, Cr(VI)-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in Pycnoporus sanguineus, a species of white rot fungi were investigated. The results suggested that high level of Cr(VI) promoted the formation of ROS, including H2O2, O2(•-) and ·OH...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527989/the-effect-of-ph-on-the-bonding-of-cu-2-and-chitosan-montmorillonite-composite
#2
Chao Hu, Guoyuan Li, Yiyu Wang, Fengyi Li, Guangguang Guo, Hongqing Hu
Based on the contradict statements on the mechanisms of the bonding between metal ions and chitosan based adsorbent, this paper present studies on the Cu(2+) adsorption by the chitosan-montmorillonite composite. The in situ attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and two dimensional correlation analysis were used to record the spectra during the adsorption and the pH perturbation, and analyze the interaction sequence of the groups related to the adsorption, respectively. The results showed that the bonding with -NH3(+) might attribute the adsorption capacity greater than that with hydroxyl...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527974/the-effect-of-%C3%AE-sheet-breaker-peptides-on-metal-associated-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-aggregation-process
#3
F Stellato, Z Fusco, R Chiaraluce, V Consalvi, S Dinarelli, E Placidi, M Petrosino, G C Rossi, V Minicozzi, S Morante
Far-UV Circular Dichroism experiments and Atomic Force Microscopy tomography are employed to assess the impact of β-sheet breakers on the Aβ1-40 peptide aggregation process in the presence of Cu(2+) or Zn(2+) transition metals. In this work we focus on two specific 5-amino acids long β-sheet breakers, namely the LPFFD Soto peptide, already known in the literature, and the LPFFN peptide recently designed and studied by our team. We provide evidence that both β-sheet breakers are effective in reducing the Aβ1-40 aggregation propensity, even in the presence of metal ions...
May 15, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527738/life-cycle-assessment-of-sustainable-raw-material-acquisition-for-functional-magnetite-bionanoparticle-production
#4
Jhuma Sadhukhan, Nimisha Joshi, Mobolaji Shemfe, Jonathan R Lloyd
Magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) have several applications, including use in medical diagnostics, renewable energy production and waste remediation. However, the processes for MNP production from analytical-grade materials are resource intensive and can be environmentally damaging. This work for the first time examines the life cycle assessment (LCA) of four MNP production cases: (i) industrial MNP production system; (ii) a state-of-the-art MNP biosynthesis system; (iii) an optimal MNP biosynthesis system and (iv) an MNP biosynthesis system using raw materials sourced from wastewaters, in order to recommend a sustainable raw material acquisition pathway for MNP synthesis...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527712/insulin-fibrillation-the-influence-and-coordination-of-zn-2
#5
Christian Grundahl Frankær, Pernille Sønderby, Maria Blanner Bang, Ramona Valentina Mateiu, Minna Groenning, Jens Bukrinski, Pernille Harris
Protein amyloid fibrillation is obtaining much focus because it is connected with amyloid-related human diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, or Parkinson's disease. The influence of metal ions on the fibrillation process and whether it is implemented in the amyloid fibrils has been debated for some years. We have therefore investigated the influence and binding geometry of zinc in fibrillated insulin using extended X-ray absorption fine-structure and X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526881/biosorption-performance-of-encapsulated-candida-krusei-for-the-removal-of-copper-ii
#6
Chi Him Jim Luk, Joanne Yip, Chun Wah Marcus Yuen, Siu Kwong Pang, Kim Hung Lam, Chi Wai Kan
The use of microorganisms in biosorption is one of the most promising ways to remove trace amounts of heavy metal ions. Nevertheless, the enhancement of the successful removal of heavy metal ions by using different combinations of biosorbents is not generally guaranteed which leaves room to explore the application of the technique. In this study, the performance of free and immobilized forms of a yeast strain, Candida krusei (C. krusei), and calcium alginate (CaAlg) are evaluated for their ability to remove copper(II)...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526548/at-the-nexus-of-antibiotics-and-metals-the-impact-of-cu-and-zn-on-antibiotic-activity-and-resistance
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REVIEW
Keith Poole
Environmental influences on antibiotic activity and resistance can wreak havoc with in vivo antibiotic efficacy and, ultimately, antimicrobial chemotherapy. In nature, bacteria encounter a variety of metal ions, particularly copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), as contaminants in soil and water, as feed additives in agriculture, as clinically-used antimicrobials, and as components of human antibacterial responses. Importantly, there is a growing body of evidence for Cu/Zn driving antibiotic resistance development in metal-exposed bacteria, owing to metal selection of genetic elements harbouring both metal and antibiotic resistance genes, and metal recruitment of antibiotic resistance mechanisms...
May 16, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526344/the-promise-of-a-specially-designed-graft-copolymer-of-acrylic-acid-onto-cellulose-as-selective-sorbent-for-heavy-metal-ions
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Hisham A Essawy, Magdy F Mohamed, Nabila S Ammar, Hanan S Ibrahim
A specially-designed graft copolymer of acrylic acid onto in-situ formed cellulose-fulvate hybrid showed privileged tendency for uptake of Pb(II) during competitive removal from a mixture containing Cd(II) and Ni(II) within 5min. at pH 5. This novel trend is attributed mainly to the crowded high content of coordinating centers within the designed graft copolymer along with the acquired superabsorbency. This provides an outstanding tool to separate some metal ions selectively from mixtures containing multiple ions on kinetic basis...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526203/quantitative-evaluation-of-inhibitory-effect-of-various-substances-on-anaerobic-ammonia-oxidation-anammox
#9
Tomotaka Nakamura, Yuhki Harigaya, Yuya Kimura, Megumi Kuroiwa, Yuhri Kurata, Kazuichi Isaka, Yuichi Suwa
The inhibitory effect of 20 substances of various chemical species on the anaerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox) activity of an enrichment culture, predominated by Candidatus Brocadia, was determined systematically by using a (15)N tracer technique. The initial anammox rate was determined during first 25 min with a small-scale anaerobic batch incubation supplemented with possible inhibitors. Although Cu(2+) and Mn(2+) did not inhibit anammox, the remaining 18 substances [Ni(2+), Zn(2+), Co(2+), [Formula: see text] , Fe(2+), 4 amines, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis (2-hydroxyphenylacetic acid) (EDDHA), citric acid, nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA), N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA), 1,4-dioxane, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) and tetrahydrofuran (THF)] were inhibitory...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525865/a-selective-naked-eye-chemosensor-derived-from-2-methoxybenzylamine-and-2-3-dihydroxybenzaldehyde-synthesis-spectral-characterization-and-electrochemistry-of-its-bis-bidentates-schiff-bases-metal-complexes
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Aggoun Djouhra, Ourari Ali, Ruiz-Rosas Ramiro, Morallon Emilia
A new colorimetric receptor HL, acting as a bidentate Schiff base ligand, has been synthesized by condensation of 2-methoxybenzylamine on 2,3-dihydroxybenzaldehyde in a methanolic solution. Interestingly, this chelating agent can selectively detect Cu(2+), Co(2+), Fe(2+) and Fe(3+) ions with a simple and an easy-to-make, well defined naked-eye visible color changes in two different solvents like acetonitrile and methanol. This bidentate ligand coordinates three metal ions of Co(II), Cu(II) and Fe(II) via nitrogen and oxygen atoms...
May 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525815/an-integrated-approach-to-study-the-risk-from-landfill-soil-of-delhi-chemical-analyses-in-vitro-assays-and-human-risk-assessment
#11
Swati, Pooja Ghosh, Indu Shekhar Thakur
In the present study, landfill soil of three municipal solid waste landfill sites of Delhi, India were toxico-chemically analyzed for human risk assessment as inadequate information is available on the possible health effects of the contaminants present in landfill soil. The landfill soil samples were prepared for analyzing heavy metal concentration, organic contaminants and toxicity analysis separately. Composite soil sample collected from three landfill sites were analyzed for heavy metal by ICP-AES. Metal concentration so obtained was below the permissible limit of soil but higher than the set limits for effluent...
May 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525266/gliotoxin-biosynthesis-structure-mechanism-and-metal-promiscuity-of-carboxypeptidase-glij
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Antoine Marion, Michael Groll, Daniel H Scharf, Kirstin Scherlach, Manuel Glaser, Holger Sievers, Michael Schuster, Christian Hertweck, Axel A Brakhage, Iris Antes, Eva M Huber
The formation of glutathione (GSH) conjugates, best known from the detoxification of xenobiotics, is a widespread strategy to incorporate sulfur into biomolecules. The biosynthesis of gliotoxin, a virulence factor of the human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, involves attachment of two GSH molecules and their sequential decomposition to yield two reactive thiol groups. The degradation of the GSH moieties requires the activity of the Cys-Gly carboxypeptidase GliJ, for which we describe the X-ray structure here...
May 19, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524923/vertical-1t-mos2-nanosheets-with-expanded-interlayer-spacing-edged-on-a-graphene-frame-for-high-rate-lithium-ion-batteries
#13
Ting Xiang, Qi Fang, Hui Xie, Chuanqiang Wu, Changda Wang, Yu Zhou, Daobin Liu, Shuangming Chen, Adnan Khalil, Shi Tao, Qin Liu, Li Song
Vertical 1T-MoS2 nanosheets with an expanded interlayer spacing of 9.8 Å were successfully grown on a graphene surface via a one-step solvothermal method. Such unique hybridized structures provided strong electrical and chemical coupling between the vertical nanosheets and graphene layers by means of C-O-Mo bonding. The merits are very beneficial for a high-efficiency electron/ion transport pathway and structural stability. As a proof of concept, the lithium ion battery with the as-obtained hybrid's electrode exhibited excellent rate performance with a 666 mA h g(-1) capacity at a high current density of 3500 mA g(-1)...
May 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524653/benzoate-acid-dependent-lattice-dimension-of-co-mofs-and-mof-derived-cos2-cnts-with-tunable-pore-diameters-for-supercapacitors
#14
Kang-Yu Zou, Yi-Chen Liu, Yi-Fan Jiang, Cheng-Yan Yu, Man-Li Yue, Zuo-Xi Li
Herein three novel cobalt metal-organic frameworks (Co-MOFs) with similar ingredients, [Co(bib)(o-bdc)]∞ (1), [Co2(bib)2(m-bdc)2]∞ (2), and {[Co(bib)(p-bdc)(H2O)](H2O)0.5}∞ (3), have been synthesized from the reaction of cobalt nitrate with 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-yl)benzene (bib) and structure-related aromatic acids (1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid = o-bdc, 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid = m-bdc, and 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid = p-bdc) by the solvothermal method. It is aimed to perform systematic research on the relationship among the conformation of benzoate acid, lattice dimension of Co-MOF, and pore diameter of MOF-derived carbon composite...
May 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524189/enhanced-oxygen-release-storage-properties-of-pd-loaded-sr3fe2o7-%C3%AE
#15
Kosuke Beppu, Saburo Hosokawa, Takuya Shibano, Akito Demizu, Kazuo Kato, Kenji Wada, Hiroyuki Asakura, Kentaro Teramura, Tsunehiro Tanaka
This study proves that a small amount of Pd loading (1 wt%) on Sr3Fe2O7-δ can dramatically enhance the oxygen-storage properties of Sr3Fe2O7-δ. The topotactic oxygen intake and release between Sr3Fe2O6.75 and Sr3Fe2O6 takes place in response to gas switching between an O2 flow and H2 flow, regardless of the presence or absence of Pd loading. The effect of Pd loading is significant for the oxygen-release process under H2 atmosphere; that is, highly dispersed Pd metal nanoparticles sized less than 1 nm formed on Pd/Sr3Fe2O7-δ to promote H2 dissociation, resulting in the improvement of the oxygen-release temperature and rate...
May 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523902/kinetically-controlled-layer-by-layer-stacking-of-metal-oxide-2d-nanosheets
#16
Joohyun Lim, Xiaoyan Jin, Yun Kyung Jo, Seul Lee, Seong-Ju Hwang
An efficient chemical way to finely control the layer-by-layer stacking of inorganic nanosheets (NS) is developed by tuning the type and composition of intercalant ion, and the reaction temperature for restacking process. The finely controlled stacking of NS relies on a kinetic control of the self-assembly of NS in the presence of coordinating organic cations. A critical role of organic cations in this assembly highlights the importance of the appropriate activation energy. Of prime importance is that a fine-control of the interstratification of 2D NS is highly effective not only in tailoring its pore structure but also in enhancing its electrode activity...
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523651/microstructure-and-nanomechanical-properties-of-single-stalks-from-diatom-didymosphenia-geminata-and-their-change-due-to-adsorption-of-selected-metal-ions
#17
Izabela Zgłobicka, Adrian Chlanda, Michał Woźniak, Maciej Łojkowski, Robert Szoszkiewicz, Marta Mazurkiewicz-Pawlicka, Wojciech Święszkowski, Elżbieta Wyroba, Krzysztof J Kurzydłowski
We present topographical and nanomechanical characterization of single Didymosphenia geminata stalks. We compared the samples before and after adsorption of metal ions from fresh water samples. Transmission electron microscopy studies of single stalks cross-sections have shown three distinct layers and an additional thin extra coat on the external layer (called here "EL"). Using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) we found that topography of single stalks after ionic adsorption differs significantly from topography of pristine stalks...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523580/chemical-characterization-of-surface-snow-in-istanbul-nw-turkey-and-their-association-with-atmospheric-circulations
#18
Asli Baysal, Hakki Baltaci, Nil Ozbek, Orhan Destanoglu, Gul Sirin Ustabasi, Gulcin Gumus
The understanding of the impurities in natural snow is important in realizing its atmospheric quality, soil characteristics, and the pollution caused to the environment. Knowledge of the occurrence of major ions and trace metals in the snow in the megacity of Istanbul is very limited. This manuscript attempts to understand the origin of major soluble ions (fluoride, acetate, formate, chlorite, chloride, nitrite, chlorate, bromide, nitrate, sulfate, phosphate, and perchlorate) and some trace metals (Fe, Mn, Cd, Co, Ni, Pb, Zn, Cu) in winter surface snow, collected in Istanbul, Turkey...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521990/preparation-of-chitosan-composite-film-reinforced-with-cellulose-isolated-from-oil-palm-empty-fruit-bunch-and-application-in-cadmium-ions-removal-from-aqueous-solutions
#19
Rahmi, Lelifajri, Julinawati, Shabrina
Chitosan composite films reinforced with cellulose isolated from oil palm empty fruit bunch had been successfully prepared and applied in cadmium ions removal from aqueous solutions. Cellulose particles were isolated by hydrolyzing oil palm empty fruit bunch with hydrochloric acid. Several compositions were prepared by varying the chitosan/cellulose ratio of composites. The structure and the properties of composites were investigated by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and mechanical performance measurement...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521989/synthesis-of-strontium-chondroitin-sulfate-and-the-evaluation-of-its-capability-to-attenuate-osteoarthritis
#20
F B Ma, N Liu, N Hu, C Y Wen, B Tang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder and the leading cause of joint disability in elderly patients. In this study, we fabricated strontium chondroitin sulfate (SrCS), a new polysaccharide-metal ion complex that is the combination of chondroitin sulfate and strontium, which are two widely adopted chemicals in OA clinical management. The structural, chemical compositions and morphology of as-fabricated SrCS were systematically investigated. Cell proliferation test, RT-PCR and preliminary animal studies were conducted to evaluate the clinical potential of SrCS on OA treatment...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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