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Sorina Motoc, Florica Manea, Adriana Iacob, Alberto Martinez-Joaristi, Jorge Gascon, Aniela Pop, Joop Schoonman
In this study, the detection protocols for the individual, selective, and simultaneous determination of ibuprofen (IBP) and diclofenac (DCF) in aqueous solutions have been developed using HKUST-1 metal-organic framework-carbon nanofiber composite (HKUST-CNF) electrode. The morphological and electrical characterization of modified composite electrode prepared by film casting was studied by scanning electronic microscopy and four-point-probe methods. The electrochemical characterization of the electrode by cyclic voltammetry (CV) was considered the reference basis for the optimization of the operating conditions for chronoamperometry (CA) and multiple-pulsed amperometry (MPA)...
October 17, 2016: Sensors
Han Gong, Wei Chu, So Hiu Lam, Angela Yu-Chen Lin
This study shows the degradation of ibuprofen in aqueous solution using oxone process mediated by Fe(2+) with UV irradiation (FOU). Fe(2+)/Oxone (FO), Fe(2+)/UV (FU), Oxone/UV (OU) processes were investigated separately to elucidate the role of different conditions in the processes. The effects of UV wavelength, the dosage of Fe(2+), the dosage of oxone, initial target compound concentration, solution pH and anions on the degradation efficiency were studied. In general the FOU is best performed among the processes...
October 14, 2016: Chemosphere
Eun Jae Kim, Jun Hyuck Lee, Sung Gu Lee, Se Jong Han
To survive in a sub-zero environment, polar organisms produce ice-binding proteins (IBPs). These IBPs prevent the formation of large intracellular ice crystals, which may be fatal to the organism. Recently, a recombinant FfIBP (an IBP from Flavobacterium frigoris PS1) was cloned and produced in Pichia pastoris using fed-batch fermentation with methanol feeding. In this study, we demonstrate that FfIBP produced by P. pastoris has a glycosylation site, which diminishes the thermal hysteresis (TH) activity of FfIBP...
October 13, 2016: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Natalija Nakov, Liljana Bogdanovska, Jelena Acevska, Jasmina Tonic-Ribarska, Rumenka Petkovska, Aneta Dimitrovska, Lilia Kasabova, Dobrin Svinarov
In this research, as a part of the development of fast and reliable HPLC-MS/MS method for quantification of ibuprofen (IBP) enantiomers in human plasma, the possibility of IBP acylglucoronide (IBP-Glu) back-conversion was assessed. This involved investigation of in source and in vitro back-conversion. The separation of IBP enantiomers, its metabolite and rac-IBP-d3 (internal standard), was achieved within 6 min using Chiracel OJ-RH chromatographic column (150 × 2.1 mm, 5 μm). The followed selected reaction monitoring transitions for IBP-Glu (m/z 381...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
Anees A Syed, Shibani Lahiri, Divya Mohan, Guru R Valicherla, Anand P Gupta, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Sudhir Kumar, Rakesh Maurya, Kashif Hanif, Jiaur R Gayen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ulmus wallichiana Planchon (Himalayan Elm), a traditional medicinal plant, used in fracture healingin folk tradition of Uttarakhand, Himalaya, India. It is also used as diuretic. U. rhynchophylla, native to China, known as Gou Teng in Chinese medicine, is used for hypertension (WHO). U. macrocarpa has antihypertensive and vasorelaxant activity. However, no detailed studies related to hypertension have been reported previously, so we have explored the antihypertensive activity of U...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Fuhua Li, Qingqing Kong, Ping Chen, Min Chen, Guoguang Liu, Wenying Lv, Kun Yao
Typically contained within ambient surface waters and certain industrial wastewaters, are plentiful halide ions, which possess varying degrees of photosensitivity. The effects of halide ions on the photodegradation of ibuprofen (IBP) were investigated under UV irradiation using a 500 W mercury lamp as a light source. Studies of the mechanism of halide ions were inclusive of both their light shielding effects and quenching experiments. The results indicated that chloride ion has a slight inhibition against IBP photodegradation under neutral condition, and significant inhibition is observed with bromide ions and iodide ions...
January 2017: Chemosphere
Siauw H Ng, Yu Shi, Nicole E Heshka, Yi Zhang, Edward Little
The work is based on a reported study which investigates the processability of canola oil (bio-feed) in the presence of bitumen-derived heavy gas oil (HGO) for production of transportation fuels through a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) route. Cracking experiments are performed with a fully automated reaction unit at a fixed weight hourly space velocity (WHSV) of 8 hr(-1), 490-530 °C, and catalyst/oil ratios of 4-12 g/g. When a feed is in contact with catalyst in the fluid-bed reactor, cracking takes place generating gaseous, liquid, and solid products...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
X-L Xiang, A Wang, L Tu, M-Y Ke, Y-S Yang, B Jiang, L Lin, N Dai, S-S Zhang, L Tao, H Xu, X-M Liang, X-C Fang, Z-W Xia, X Wang, J-N Wu, M-F Wang, H-J Zhang, Y-F Fang, C Shen, J Wang, L-H Peng, W-Y Li, Z-F Wang, K Wang, N Liu, X-H Hou
BACKGROUND: It is gradually accepted that solid bolus swallow needs to be added to the procedure of manometry. The motility differences in the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) were not well described. Sierra Scientific Instruments solid-state high-resolution manometry (HRM) system, the most popular HRM system in China, lacks the Chinese normative values for both liquid and solid bolus swallow parameters. METHODS: The esophageal HRM data of 88 healthy volunteers were analyzed...
September 25, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Kamilcan Oflazoglu, Nienke Koenrades, Matthijs P Somford, Michel P J van den Bekerom
The objective of this study was to make an overview that can be useful in determining which type and brand of prosthesis a patient has when visiting the emergency department or outpatient clinic with a periprosthetic fracture, dislocation, or implant failure. The commonly used prostheses in Europe are opted for this list. The radiographs used for this list are obtained either from the company or from our own patients. This list contains the Coonrad/Morrey total elbow prosthesis, the Nexel total elbow prosthesis, the GSB III Elbow Prosthesis, the iBP Total Elbow System, the Discovery Elbow System, the NESimplavit Elbow System, the Latitude Elbow prosthesis, the Solar Elbow, and the Souter-Strathclyde total elbow...
September 23, 2016: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Isabella Natali Sora, Davide Fumagalli
Aqueous solutions of ciprofloxacin (CP) and ibuprofen (IBP) in the presence of LaFeO3 photocatalyst, of H2O2, and of both LaFeO3 and H2O2 were irradiated under visible light. The degradation rate in the presence of both LaFeO3 and H2O2 after 5 h irradiation was more than 90 % for CP and 40 % for IBP, much higher than that with only H2O2 under visible light. For the sake of comparison, the experiments were also carried out in the dark, and both CP and IBP were not significantly converted. The degradation rate was enhanced by the simultaneous presence of small concentration of LaFeO3 (130 mg L(-1)) and H2O2 (0...
September 17, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Jacqueline E Reilly, Jeffrey D Neighbors, Raymond J Hohl
The isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway (IBP) plays a critical role in providing substrates and enzymes necessary for the post-translational modification and thus activation of a number of proteins involved in prostate cancer metastasis. Previous work by our lab found novel compound disodium [(6Z,11E,15E)-9-[bis(sodiooxy)phosphoryl]-17-hydroxy-2,6,12,16-tetramethyheptadeca-2,6,11,15-tetraen-9-yl]phosphonate (GGOHBP), which inhibits the IBP enzyme geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase (GGDPS), reduced protein geranylgeranylation without altering protein farnesylation...
September 13, 2016: Cancer Biology & Therapy
Raj Kumar, Prem Felix Siril, Farideh Javid
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most widely used pharmaceuticals worldwide. Interestingly, many of them have significant anticancer properties too. However, the poor water solubility of certain NSAIDs limits their application for cancer treatment. Nanosizing of such drugs can help to improve the solubility and this may result in enhanced anticancer activities too. Moreover, over dosages and the accompanying side effects of NSAIDs can be minimized by improving their solubility and bioavailability...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Xiaowei Chen, Yajing Hao, Ya Cui, Zhen Fan, Shunmin He, Jianjun Luo, Runsheng Chen
MOTIVATION: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are essential in many molecular pathways, and are frequently associated with disease but the mechanisms of most lncRNAs have not yet been characterized. Genetic variations, including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and structural variations, are widely distributed in the genome, including lncRNA gene regions. As the number of studies on lncRNAs grows rapidly, it is necessary to evaluate the effects of genetic variations on lncRNAs. RESULTS: Here, we present LncVar, a database of genetic variation associated with long non-coding genes in six species...
September 6, 2016: Bioinformatics
Václav Brázda, Jan Kolomazník, Jiří Lýsek, Lucia Hároníková, Jan Coufal, Jiří Št'astný
DNA cruciform structures play an important role in the regulation of natural processes including gene replication and expression, as well as nucleosome structure and recombination. They have also been implicated in the evolution and development of diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Cruciform structures are formed by inverted repeats, and their stability is enhanced by DNA supercoiling and protein binding. They have received broad attention because of their important roles in biology. Computational approaches to study inverted repeats have allowed detailed analysis of genomes...
September 30, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Pasquale Iovino, Simeone Chianese, Silvana Canzano, Marina Prisciandaro, Dino Musmarra
The advanced treatment of polluted liquid streams containing traces of pharmaceutical compounds is a major issue, since more and more effluents from pharma labs and wastewaters containing the excretions of medically treated humans and animals are discharged in the conventional wastewater treatment plants without previous effective treatments. Ibuprofen is a widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which explains why it is found in wastewaters so often. In this paper, the removal of IBP from simulated water streams was investigated by using a lab-scale experimental device, consisting of a batch reactor equipped with a lamp emitting monochromatic UV light at a fixed wavelength (254 nm) and various intensities...
August 31, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Chong Wang, Yanxin Yu, Lifeng Yin, Junfeng Niu, Li-An Hou
Electrochemical degradation of ibuprofen (IBP) was performed on three types of Ti-based metal oxide electrodes. The degradation of IBP followed pseudo-first-order kinetics and the electrochemical degradation rate constant (k) over Ti/SnO2-Sb/Ce-PbO2 (9.4 × 10(-2) min(-1)) was 2.0 and 1.7 times of the values over Ti/Ce-PbO2 (4.7 × 10(-2) min(-1)) and Ti/SnO2-Sb (5.6 × 10(-2) min(-1)), respectively. The removal of total organic carbon and the energy consumption per order for IBP degradation were 93...
November 2016: Chemosphere
Chelsea C Walczak, Corinne A Jones, Timothy M McCulloch
Determining intrabolus pressure (IBP) at the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) and in the esophagus has given compelling evidence that IBP can be a predictor for swallowing dysfunction. Studies have looked most superiorly at the low hypopharynx region but there has been no inquiry into what IBP measures throughout the entire pharynx can tell us. We present a study to describe the pressures within and surrounding the moving bolus throughout the pharynx and into the UES. Simultaneous high-resolution manometry (HRM) and videofluoroscopy were performed in ten healthy subjects swallowing ten 10 mL thin-liquid barium boluses...
August 26, 2016: Dysphagia
Sandip Mondal, Kiran Bobde, Kaustav Aikat, Gopinath Halder
The present study explores the use of steam activated mung bean husk biochar (SA-MBHB) as a potential sorbent for the removal of non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen from aqueous solution. SA-MBHB was characterized by SEM, FTIR, BET, TGA, point of zero charge (pHPZC) and UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The relation between removal percentages of ibuprofen and parameters such as adsorbent dose (0.05 g-250 g), contact time (5 min-210 min), pH (2-10), speed of agitation (40-280 rpm), temperature (293-308 K) and initial ibuprofen concentration (5-100 ppm) was investigated and optimized by a series of batch sorption experiments...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
C G Andresen, M J Lara, C E Tweedie, V L Lougheed
Plant-mediated CH4 flux is an important pathway for land-atmosphere CH4 emissions but the magnitude, timing, and environmental controls, spanning scales of space and time, remain poorly understood in arctic tundra wetlands, particularly under the long term effects of climate change. CH4 fluxes were measured in situ during peak growing season for the dominant aquatic emergent plants in the Alaskan arctic coastal plain, Carex aquatilis and Arctophila fulva, to assess the magnitude and species-specific controls on CH4 flux...
August 19, 2016: Global Change Biology
Katarzyna Rerych, Józef Kurek, Ewa Klimacka-Nawrot, Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska, Antoni Stadnicki
Background/Aims: The study was aimed to evaluate pre and postfundoplication profile of esophagogastric junction (EGJ) and esophageal peristalsis by high-resolution manometry (HRM) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Methods: HRM was performed in 25 patients with GERD before (pre-ops) and after (post-ops) laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. The study involved capturing HRM data for 10 consecutive swallows of 10 mL water boluses in upright position...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
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