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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722058/activation-of-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-attenuates-lanthanum-chloride-induced-injuries-in-primary-rat-astrocytes
#1
Lijin Zhang, Jinghua Yang, Shengwen Wu, Cuihong Jin, Xiaobo Lu, Xiaoyu Hu, Yaling Sun, Xiang Gao, Yuan Cai
Lanthanum (La) exposure can lead to learning and memory disorder in animals; however, the underlying mechanism of La induced neurotoxicity is still unknown. It has been demonstrated that Nrf2 activation by tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) results in neuroprotection against brain injuries. However, little study has been done with respect to its effect on La induced neurotoxicity. Herein, experiments are undertaken to determine if there is a correlation between La damaged astrocytes and the Nrf2/ARE signalling pathway...
July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721613/comparative-toxicity-of-seven-rare-earth-elements-in-sea-urchin-early-life-stages
#2
Marco Trifuoggi, Giovanni Pagano, Marco Guida, Anna Palumbo, Antonietta Siciliano, Maria Gravina, Daniel M Lyons, Petra Burić, Maja Levak, Philippe J Thomas, Antonella Giarra, Rahime Oral
The widespread use of rare earth elements (REEs) in a number of technological applications raises unanswered questions related to REE-associated adverse effects. We have previously reported on the multiple impact of some REEs on the early life stages of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. The present investigation was to evaluate REE toxicity to early life stages in two unrelated sea urchin species, Sphaerechinus granularis and Arbacia lixula. The comparative toxicities were tested of seven REEs, namely yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, samarium, europium and gadolinium as chloride salts at concentrations ranging from 10(-7) to 10(-4) M...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718772/performance-evaluation-of-macaco-a-multilayer-compton-camera
#3
Enrique Muñoz, John Barrio, Ane Etxebeste, Pablo Garcia Ortega, Carlos Lacasta, Josep Francisco Oliver, Carles Solaz, Gabriela Llosa
Compton imaging devices have been proposed and studied for a wide range of applications. We have developed a Compton camera prototype which can be operated with two or three detector layers based on monolithic lanthanum bromide (LaBr3) crystals coupled to silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs), to be used for proton range verification in hadron therapy. In this work, we present the results obtained with our prototype in laboratory tests with radioactive sources and in simulation studies...
July 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717990/iron-based-phosphate-binders-a-paradigm-shift-in-the-treatment-of-hyperphosphatemic-anemic-ckd-patients
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REVIEW
Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio
The partial correction of anemia and the normalization of phosphate and blood pressure are the mainstay of treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Available anti-hypertensive drugs, erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) and iron supplements have resolved quite satisfactorily the goal of controlling hypertension and partially correcting anemia. Unfortunately, the treatment of hyperphosphatemia is still far from resolved. Phosphate binders have poor tolerability and/or limited efficacy, leading to the prescription of many tablets that achieve only a mild-to-moderate effect...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715878/substitutional-doping-for-aluminosilicate-mineral-and-superior-water-splitting-performance
#5
Yi Zhang, Liangjie Fu, Zhan Shu, Huaming Yang, Aidong Tang, Tao Jiang
Substitutional doping is a strategy in which atomic impurities are optionally added to a host material to promote its properties, while the geometric and electronic structure evolution of natural nanoclay mineral upon substitutional metal doping is still ambiguous. This paper first designed an efficient lanthanum (La) doping strategy for nanotubular clay (halloysite nanotube, HNT) through the dynamic equilibrium of a substitutional atom in the presence of saturated AlCl3 solution, and systematic characterization of the samples was performed...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710378/sub-nanometer-surface-chemistry-and-orbital-hybridization-in-lanthanum-doped-ceria-nano-catalysts-revealed-by-3d-electron-microscopy
#6
Sean M Collins, Susana Fernandez-Garcia, José J Calvino, Paul A Midgley
Surface chemical composition, electronic structure, and bonding characteristics determine catalytic activity but are not resolved for individual catalyst particles by conventional spectroscopy. In particular, the nano-scale three-dimensional distribution of aliovalent lanthanide dopants in ceria catalysts and their effect on the surface electronic structure remains unclear. Here, we reveal the surface segregation of dopant cations and oxygen vacancies and observe bonding changes in lanthanum-doped ceria catalyst particle aggregates with sub-nanometer precision using a new model-based spectroscopic tomography approach...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704404/pa21-a-novel-phosphate-binder-improves-renal-osteodystrophy-in-rats-with-chronic-renal-failure
#7
Atsushi Yaguchi, Satoshi Tatemichi, Hiroo Takeda, Mamoru Kobayashi
The effects of PA21, a novel iron-based and non-calcium-based phosphate binder, on hyperphosphatemia and its accompanying bone abnormality in chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) were evaluated. Rats with adenine-induced chronic renal failure (CRF) were prepared by feeding them an adenine-containing diet for four weeks. They were also freely fed a diet that contained PA21 (0.5, 1.5, and 5%), sevelamer hydrochloride (0.6 and 2%) or lanthanum carbonate hydrate (0.6 and 2%) for four weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699006/adsorption-and-mineralization-of-ree-lanthanum-onto-bacterial-cell-surface
#8
Yangjian Cheng, Li Zhang, Xiaojing Bian, Hongyang Zuo, Hailiang Dong
A large number of rare earth element mining and application resulted in a series of problems of soil and water pollution. Environmental remediation of these REE-contaminated sites has become a top priority. This paper explores the use of Bacillus licheniformis to adsorb lanthanum and subsequent mineralization process in contaminated water. The maximum adsorption capacity of lanthanum on bacteria was 113.98 mg/g (dry weight) biomass. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) data indicated that adsorbed lanthanum on bacterial cell surface occurred in an amorphous form at the initial stage...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688353/an-in-situ-method-for-the-high-resolution-mapping-of-137-cs-and-estimation-of-vertical-depth-penetration-in-a-highly-contaminated-environment
#9
Adam Varley, Andrew Tyler, Mark Dowdall, Yuri Bondar, Viachaslau Zabrotski
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown has to date been the single largest release of radioactivity into the environment. As a result, radioactive contamination that poses a significant threat to human health still persists across much of Europe with the highest concentrations associated with Belarus, Ukraine, and western Russia. Of the radionuclides still prevalent with these territories (137)Cs presents one of the most problematic remediation challenges. Principally, this is due to the localised spatial and vertical heterogeneity of contamination within the soil (~10's of meters), thus making it difficult to accurately characterise through conventional measurement techniques such as static in situ gamma-ray spectrometry or soil cores...
July 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686571/application-of-omics-approaches-to-studying-methylotrophs-and-methylotroph-comunities
#10
Ludmila Chistoserdova
This review covers some recent advances in application of omics technologies to studying methylotrophs, with special reference to their activities in natural environments. Some of the developments highlighted in this review are the new outlook at the role of the XoxF-type, lanthanum-dependent methanol dehydrogenase in natural habitats, new mechanistic details of methane oxidation through the reverse methanogenesis pathway, propensity of 'aerobic' methanotrophs to thrive in hypoxic environments and potential connection of this process to denitrification, and a novel outlook at methane oxidation as a community function...
July 6, 2017: Current Issues in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675980/a-combined-deposition-of-lanthanum-and-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-related-amyloid-in-the-gastroduodenal-mucosa-of-hemodialysis-dependent-patients-an-immunohistochemical-electron-microscopic-and-energy-dispersive-x-ray-spectrometric-analysis
#11
Takayoshi Komatsu-Fujii, Hideyuki Onuma, Youichi Miyaoka, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Asuka Araki, Nahoko Ishikawa, Tomohiko Yamamoto, Tomoko Mishiro, Kyoichi Adachi, Yoshikazu Kinoshita, Pamela Tauchi-Nishi, Riruke Maruyama
Lanthanum carbonate (LC) is a new type of phosphate adsorbent used to treat patients with hyperphosphatemia caused by chronic kidney diseases. Recent studies have pointed out that lanthanum deposition can be found in the cytoplasm of histiocytes in the gastroduodenal mucosa of these patients. On the other hand, it is well known that patients on long-term hemodialysis can develop deposition of β2-microglobulin-related amyloid (Aβ2M) mainly around joints. However, involvement of the gastrointestinal tract by hemodialysis-associated amyloidosis has been thought to be rare, and therefore only Aβ2M, if any, has been reported to accumulate in the vascular walls of the submucosa and muscularis propria...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660726/gastric-lanthanosis-lanthanum-deposition-in-dialysis-patients-treated-with-lanthanum-carbonate
#12
Yuki Shitomi, Haruto Nishida, Takahiro Kusaba, Tsutomu Daa, Shinji Yano, Motoki Arakane, Yoshiyuki Kondo, Takayuki Nagai, Takashi Abe, Ayako Gamachi, Kazunari Murakami, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Norio Shiraishi, Masafumi Inomata, Shigeo Yokoyama
Lanthanum carbonate (LaC) is used to prevent hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients. It is commonly believed that there is little LaC absorption from the intestines. However, La deposition in the gastric mucosa, which we coined "gastric lanthanosis", was recently reported. We describe here the clinicopathological features of and a possible mechanism for gastric lanthanosis. This study included 23 patients with definite gastric lanthanosis. We extracted characteristic clinicopathological features of gastric lanthanosis by computed tomography (CT) imaging and endoscopic, histologic, electron-microscopic, and element analysis examinations...
June 28, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655819/functional-role-of-lanthanides-in-enzymatic-activity-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-dependent-alcohol-dehydrogenases-in-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440
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Matthias Wehrmann, Patrick Billard, Audrey Martin-Meriadec, Asfaw Zegeye, Janosch Klebensberger
The oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes is crucial for detoxification and efficient catabolism of various volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Thus, many Gram-negative bacteria have evolved periplasmic oxidation systems based on pyrroloquinoline quinone-dependent alcohol dehydrogenases (PQQ-ADHs) that are often functionally redundant. Here we report the first description and characterization of a lanthanide-dependent PQQ-ADH (PedH) in a nonmethylotrophic bacterium based on the use of purified enzymes from the soil-dwelling model organism Pseudomonas putida KT2440...
June 27, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651045/photoinduced-charge-transfer-versus-fragmentation-pathways-in-lanthanum-cyclopentadienyl-complexes
#14
Yulun Han, Qingguo Meng, Bakhtiyor Rasulev, P Stanley May, Mary T Berry, Dmitri S Kilin
This study compares two competing pathways of photoexcitations in gas-phase metal-organic complexes: first, a sequence of phonon-assisted electronic transitions leading to dissipation of the energy of photoexcitations and second, a sequence of light-driven electronic transitions leading to photolysis. Phonon-assisted charge carrier dynamics is investigated by combination of the density matrix formalism and on-the-fly nonadiabatic couplings. Light-driven fragmentation is modeled by a time-dependent excited-state molecular dynamics (TDESMD) algorithm based on Rabi theory and principles similar to the trajectory surface hopping approximation...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637791/store-operated-calcium-entry-suppressed-tgf%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling-pathway-in-glomerular-mesangial-cells
#15
Sarika Chaudhari, Weizu Li, Yanxia Wang, Hui Jiang, Yuhong Ma, Mark E Davis, Jonathan E Zuckerman, Rong Ma
Our previous study demonstrated that the abundance of extracellular matrix proteins was suppressed by store-operated Ca2+ entry in mesangial cells (MCs). The present study was conducted to investigate the underlying mechanism focused on the transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) - Smad3 pathway, a critical pathway for ECM expansion in diabetic kidneys. We hypothesized that SOCE suppressed ECM protein expression by inhibiting this pathway in MCs. In cultured human MCs, we observed that TGFβ1 (5 ng/ml for 15 hours) significantly increased Smad3 phosphorylation as evaluated by immunoblot...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630919/discovery-of-lorentz-violating-type-ii-weyl-fermions-in-laalge
#16
Su-Yang Xu, Nasser Alidoust, Guoqing Chang, Hong Lu, Bahadur Singh, Ilya Belopolski, Daniel S Sanchez, Xiao Zhang, Guang Bian, Hao Zheng, Marious-Adrian Husanu, Yi Bian, Shin-Ming Huang, Chuang-Han Hsu, Tay-Rong Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Arun Bansil, Titus Neupert, Vladimir N Strocov, Hsin Lin, Shuang Jia, M Zahid Hasan
In quantum field theory, Weyl fermions are relativistic particles that travel at the speed of light and strictly obey the celebrated Lorentz symmetry. Their low-energy condensed matter analogs are Weyl semimetals, which are conductors whose electronic excitations mimic the Weyl fermion equation of motion. Although the traditional (type I) emergent Weyl fermions observed in TaAs still approximately respect Lorentz symmetry, recently, the so-called type II Weyl semimetal has been proposed, where the emergent Weyl quasiparticles break the Lorentz symmetry so strongly that they cannot be smoothly connected to Lorentz symmetric Weyl particles...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630301/potential-high-tc-superconducting-lanthanum-and-yttrium-hydrides-at-high-pressure
#17
Hanyu Liu, Ivan I Naumov, Roald Hoffmann, N W Ashcroft, Russell J Hemley
A systematic structure search in the La-H and Y-H systems under pressure reveals some hydrogen-rich structures with intriguing electronic properties. For example, LaH10 is found to adopt a sodalite-like face-centered cubic (fcc) structure, stable above 200 GPa, and LaH8 a C2/m space group structure. Phonon calculations indicate both are dynamically stable; electron phonon calculations coupled to Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) arguments indicate they might be high-Tc superconductors. In particular, the superconducting transition temperature Tc calculated for LaH10 is 274-286 K at 210 GPa...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616234/all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-a-case-of-lanthanum-carbonate-aspiration
#18
Suchitra Paranji, Neethi Paranji, Adam S Weltz
INTRODUCTION: Foreign body aspiration is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly hospitalized patients. These are typically small items that patients have access to, including small coins. CASE PRESENTATION: This is a case report of a 75-year-old man recently bedridden from a large hemispheric stroke with sudden onset of hoarseness, cough and dysphagia. A chest X-ray was obtained which showed a radiopaque coin-shaped foreign body, presumably a coin in his aerodigestive tract...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612144/fast-calcium-transients-translate-the-distribution-and-conduction-of-neural-activity-in-different-regions-of-a-single-sensory-neuron
#19
Nuhan Purali
In the present study, cytosolic calcium concentration changes were recorded in response to various forms of excitations, using the fluorescent calcium indicator dye OG-BAPTA1 together with the current or voltage clamp methods in stretch receptor neurons of crayfish. A single action potential evoked a rise in the resting calcium level in the axon and axonal hillock, whereas an impulse train or a large saturating current injection would be required to evoke an equivalent response in the dendrite region. Under voltage clamp conditions, amplitude differences between axon and dendrite responses vanished completely...
September 2017: Invertebrate Neuroscience: IN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599163/effects-of-combined-flocculant-lanthanum-modified-bentonite-treatment-on-aquatic-macroinvertebrate-fauna
#20
G Waajen, M Pauwels, M Lürling
A low dose flocculant (FeCl3), combined with lanthanum modified bentonite (LMB) as phosphate-binding agent, has been applied for eutrophication management in Lake De Kuil (The Netherlands). After the treatment, the state of the lake shifted from hypertrophic to mesotrophic. Although macroinvertebrate fauna is important for lake ecosystems, the knowledge of its response to this lake restoration method is fragmented and scarce. Because insight in the macroinvertebrate fauna response is important to assess future applications, pre and post application macroinvertebrate assemblages were identified in Lake De Kuil...
June 2, 2017: Water Research
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