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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225278/electrochemical-stripping-of-atomic-oxygen-on-single-crystalline-platinum-bridging-gas-phase-and-electrochemical-oxidation
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Yi-Fan Huang, Marc T M Koper
In order to understand the interaction between Pt and surface oxygenated species in electrocatalysis, this paper correlates the electrochemistry of atomic oxygen on Pt formed in the gas phase with electrochemically generated oxygen species, on a variety of single-crystal platinum surfaces. The atomic oxygen adsorbed on single crystalline Pt electrodes, made by thermal dissociation of molecular oxygen, are used for voltammetry measurements in acidic electrolytes (HClO4 and H2SO4). The essential knowledge of coverage, binding energy and surface construction of atomic oxygen is correlated with the charge, potential and shape of voltammograms, respectively...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222859/determination-of-benzimidazoles-in-meat-samples-by-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-tandem-mass-spectrometry-following-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction
#2
Carmen Tejada-Casado, David Moreno-González, Francisco J Lara, Ana M García-Campaña, Monsalud Del Olmo-Iruela
A novel method based on capillary zone electrophoresis-tandem mass spectrometry has been proposed and validated for the identification and simultaneous quantification of twelve benzimidazoles in meat samples. Electrophoretic separation was carried out using 500mM formic acid (pH 2.2) as background electrolyte and applying a voltage of 25kV at 25°C. In order to improve the sensitivity, stacking mode injection was applied, using as injection solvent a mixture of 30:70 acetonitrile/water at 50mbar for 75s. Sensitivity enhancement factors from 74 to 317 were obtained under these conditions...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215940/elf5-is-a-principal-cell-lineage-specific-transcription-factor-in-the-kidney-that-contributes-to-aqp2-and-avpr2-gene-expression
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Justin Grassmeyer, Malini Mukherjee, Jennifer deRiso, Casey Hettinger, Monica Bailey, Satrajit Sinha, Jane E Visvader, Haotian Zhao, Eric Fogarty, Kameswaran Surendran
The mammalian kidney collecting ducts are critical for water, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis and develop as a branched network of tubular structures composed of principal cells intermingled with intercalated cells. The intermingled nature of the different collecting duct cell types has made it challenging to identify unique and critical factors that mark and/or regulate the development of the different collecting duct cell lineages. Here we report that the canonical Notch signaling pathway components, RBPJ and Presinilin1 and 2, are involved in patterning the mouse collecting duct cell fates by maintaining a balance between principal cell and intercalated cell fates...
February 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213328/an-integrated-dual-functional-recognition-amplification-bio-label-for-the-one-step-impedimetric-detection-of-micro-rna-21
#4
Sawsen Azzouzi, Wing Cheung Mak, Kamalodin Kor, Anthony P F Turner, Mounir Ben Ali, Valerio Beni
Alteration in expression of miRNAs has been correlated with different cancer types, tumour stage and response to treatments. In this context, a structurally responsive oligonucleotide-based electrochemical impedimetric biosensor has been developed for the simple and sensitive detection of miRNA-21. A highly specific biotinylated DNA/LNA molecular beacon (MB) probe was conjugated with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to create an integrated, dual function bio-label (biotin-MB-AuNPs) for both biorecognition and signal generation...
February 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213045/identification-of-the-causes-for-chronic-hypokalemia-importance-of-urinary-sodium-and-chloride-excretion
#5
Kun-Lin Wu, Chih-Jen Cheng, Chih-Chen Sung, Ming-Hua Tseng, Yu-Juei Hsu, Sung-Sen Yang, Tom Chau, Shih-Hua Lin
BACKGROUND: Uncovering the correct diagnosis of chronic hypokalemia with potassium (K(+)) wasting from the kidneys or gut can be fraught with challenges. We identified clinical and laboratory parameters helpful for differentiating the causes of chronic hypokalemia. METHODS: Normotensive patients referred to our tertiary academic medical center for the evaluation of chronic hypokalemia were prospectively enrolled over five years. Clinical features, laboratory examinations-including blood and spot urine electrolytes, acid-base status, biochemistries and hormones-as well as genetic analysis were determined...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210984/effect-of-solution-ionic-strength-on-the-pka-of-the-nitroxide-ph-epr-probe-2-2-3-4-5-5-hexamethylimidazolidin-1-oxyl
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Kaleigh Margita, Maxim A Voinov, Alex I Smirnov
Spin probe and spin labeling Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods are indispensable research tools for solving a wide range of bioanalytical problems-from measuring microviscosity and polarity of phase-separated liquids to oxygen concentrations in tissues. One of the emerging uses of spin probes are the studies of proton transfer-related and surface electrostatic phenomena. The latter Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods rely on molecular probes containing an additional functionality capable of reversible ionization (protonation, in particular) in the immediate proximity to an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance-active reporter group, such as (N-O(•)) for nitroxides...
February 17, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209079/acid-base-disorders-after-orthotopic-bladder-replacement-comparison-of-an-ileal-neobladder-and-an-ileal-conduit
#7
AJin Cho, Seung Min Lee, Jung Woo Noh, Don Kyoung Choi, Yongseong Lee, Sung Tae Cho, Ki Kyung Kim, Young Goo Lee, Young Ki Lee
OBJECTIVES: For many years, creation of an orthotopic neobladder after cystectomy has been popular. In the present study, we measured the extent of metabolic acidosis in patients with ileal neobladders compared with ileal conduits and defined risk factors for development of metabolic acidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 95 patients, who underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion to treat invasive bladder cancer from January 2001 to December 2014 at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, through investigation of acid-base balance, serum electrolyte levels and renal function one month and one year after operation...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202112/-risk-factors-for-poor-prognosis-in-children-with-severe-adenovirus-pneumonia
#8
Miao Huang, Rong Luo, Zhou Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for poor prognosis of severe adenovirus pneumonia (SAP) in children. METHODS: The clinical data of 189 children with SAP were retrospectively analyzed. Univariate logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the risk factors for poor prognosis. RESULTS: The univariate logistic regression analysis showed that the patients with hemoglobin <90 g/L, plasma albumin <30 g/L, C-reactive protein >30 mg/L, procalcitonin >10 ng/mL, alanine aminotransferase >100 U/L, or aspartate aminotransferase >100 U/L had poor prognosis (P<0...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198593/electrochemical-behavior-of-pedot-lignin-in-ionic-liquid-electrolytes-suitable-cathode-electrolyte-system-for-sodium-batteries
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Nerea Casado, Matthias Hilder, Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Maria Forsyth, David Mecerreyes
Biomass derived polymers, such as lignin, contain redox quinone/hydroquinone redox moieties that can be used to store charge. Composites based on the biopolymer lignin and several conjugated polymers have shown good charge storage properties. However, their performance has been just studied in acidic aqueous media limiting the applications mainly to supercapacitors. Here we show that PEDOT/Lignin biopolymers are electroactive in aprotic ionic liquids and we move a step further by assembling sodium full cell batteries using PEDOT/Lignin as electrode material and ionic liquid electrolytes...
February 15, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195399/capillary-electrophoresis-fingerprints-combined-with-chemometric-methods-to-evaluate-the-quality-consistency-and-predict-the-antioxidant-activity-of-yinqiaojiedu-tablet
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Didi Ma, Lanping Yang, Bo Yan, Guoxiang Sun
The quality consistency of Yinqiaojiedu tablets was monitored by extracting their electrophoretic fingerprint and marker compound data which were obtained using capillary electrophoresis. To select the suitable background electrolyte, wing-shape method was proposed. A background electrolyte composed of 103.1 mM boric acid, 51.6 mM sodium borate, 9.8 mM disodium hydrogen phosphate, and 15.6 mM sodium dihydrogen phosphate was used to separate compounds. Under the optimized background electrolyte, the content of three marker compounds was determined in 25 Yinqiaojiedu tablet samples...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186864/within-day-baseline-variation-in-salivary-biomarkers-in-healthy-men
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Firman Prathama Idris, Yunxia Wan, Xi Zhang, Chamindie Punyadeera
Saliva is an easily accessible sample and offers practical and noninvasive biomarker solutions as an alternative to blood and urine-based diagnostics. Saliva contains a plethora of biomolecules such as nucleic acids, hormones, proteins, and electrolytes. On the other hand, little is known on the extent to which the biomolecules in saliva vary over time within a given person. This baseline information is crucial for future development of robust saliva-based diagnostics. We have collected unstimulated whole mouth saliva from 20 healthy young men at four times during the day, including before and after a meal...
February 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179621/implementation-of-concurrent-electrolytic-generation-of-two-homogeneous-mediators-under-widened-potential-conditions-to-facilitate-removal-of-air-pollutants
#12
Muthuraman Govindan, Alan M Bond, Il-Shik Moon
Electro-scrubbing is being developed as a futuristic technology for the removal of air-pollutants. To date, only one homogeneous mediator for the removal of air pollutants has been generated in each experiment using a divided electrolytic flow cell in an acidic medium. This paper reports the concurrent generation of two homogenous mediators, one at the anodic half-cell containing an acidic solution and the other at the cathodic half-cell containing a basic solution. The concept was inspired by the change in pH that occurs during water electrolysis in a divided cell...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153449/a-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-based-method-for-the-screening-of-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitors-as-potential-alzheimer-s-disease-therapeutics
#13
Jan Schejbal, Lucie Slezáčková, Roman Řemínek, Zdeněk Glatz
In this work a novel capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) based method was developed and validated for the assay of β-secretase (BACE1) activity as a potential target for Alzheimer's disease (AD) treatment. In contrast with the typically used Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays, an unlabelled decapeptide derived from the amyloid precursor protein BACE1 site with the "Swedish mutation" was used as the substrate. The CE usage enabled the enzymatic reaction to be carried out in as small a volume as 100μL in 60min with sufficient yields of proteolytic product, which was subsequently separated in a bare fused silica capillary using 12...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153251/selective-and-sensitive-determination-of-as-iii-and-tas-in-chinese-herbal-medicine-samples-using-l-cysteine-modified-carbon-paste-electrode-based-electrolytic-hydride-generation-and-afs-analysis
#14
Xiao-Ping Lu, Xin-An Yang, Lin Liu, Hui-Hui Hu, Wang-Bing Zhang
A novel non-chromatographic speciation technique for ultra-trace arsenite [As(III)] and total arsenic (tAs) in Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is developed and validated by electrolytic hydride generation (EHG) coupled with atomic fluorescence spectrometry (AFS). The studies show that As(III) can be converted efficiently to AsH3 on an L-cysteine modified carbon paste electrode (CMCPE), which has never been reported before. Significantly, other arsenic species such as arsenate [As(V)], monomethylarsonic acid (MMA) and dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) do not form any or only less volatile hydrides at low applied current mode (<1...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151648/ionic-liquid-mediated-extraction-and-separation-processes-for-bioactive-compounds-past-present-and-future-trends
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Sónia P M Ventura, Francisca A E Silva, Maria V Quental, Dibyendu Mondal, Mara G Freire, João A P Coutinho
Ionic liquids (ILs) have been proposed as promising media for the extraction and separation of bioactive compounds from the most diverse origins. This critical review offers a compilation on the main results achieved by the use of ionic-liquid-based processes in the extraction and separation/purification of a large range of bioactive compounds (including small organic extractable compounds from biomass, lipids, and other hydrophobic compounds, proteins, amino acids, nucleic acids, and pharmaceuticals). ILs have been studied as solvents, cosolvents, cosurfactants, electrolytes, and adjuvants, as well as used in the creation of IL-supported materials for separation purposes...
February 2, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149822/a-profile-of-metabolic-acidosis-in-patients-with-sepsis-in-an-intensive-care-unit-setting
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Kartik Ganesh, R N Sharma, Jaicob Varghese, M G K Pillai
CONTEXT: Metabolic acidosis is frequently found in patients with severe sepsis. An understanding of types of acidosis in sepsis and their evolution over the course of treatment may give us insight into the behavior of acid-base balance in these patients. AIMS: To describe at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission and over the first 5 days the composition of metabolic acidosis in patients with sepsis and to evaluate and compare acidosis patterns in survivors and nonsurvivors...
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144668/electrochemical-properties-of-an-aluminum-anode-in-an-ionic-liquid-electrolyte-for-rechargeable-aluminum-ion-batteries
#17
Sangwon Choi, Hyungho Go, Gibaek Lee, Yongsug Tak
An aluminum metal, both native and with a very thin oxide film, was investigated as an anode for aluminum-ion batteries. Investigations were carried out in an acidic ionic liquid electrolyte, composed of AlCl3 in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([EMIm]Cl), with β-MnO2/C as a cathode. The battery based on Al metal with a very thin oxide film showed high capacity and stable surface corrosion.
February 1, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134404/-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-recurrence-in-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Francesco Caccetta, Maurizio Caroppo, Fernando Musio, Anna Mudoni, Antonella Accogli, Maria Dolores Zacheo, Domenica Burzo, Rolando Mangia, Michele Accogli, Vitale Nuzzo
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (CT) is a syndrome characterized by an acute and transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic abnormalities suggestive of acute coronary syndrome, chest pain and/or dyspnea, left ventricular mid-apical segments akinesia and normal coronary angiography. It is mainly observed in postmenopausal women after an intense physical or mental stress. The course is usually favourable but sometimes severe complications occur. The recurrence rate is 2-10%. We present the case of a recurrence of CT in a female, 79 years old, with hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 who was admitted to the emergency room for dyspnea and vomiting...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131028/tuning-stable-and-unstable-aggregates-of-gallic-acid-capped-gold-nanoparticles-using-mg-2-as-coordinating-agent
#19
Dae-Young Kim, Surendra Shinde, Gajanan Ghodake
High reducibility of gallic acid allows synthesis of small sized monodisperse gold nanoparticles (GNPs) at ambient temperature (25°C). Mg(2+) rapidly interacts with the gallic acid ligands and suppresses the dispersion of GNPs therefore, causing a decrease in UV-vis absorbance intensity, and color change from red to blue. Thus, the colorimetric response of GNPs with Mg(2+) was investigated by observing temporal quenching of UV-vis absorbance and precise tuning of fractal growth of GNP aggregates. Moreover, Mg(2+) at concentrations as low as 200ppb can be detected using gallic acid ligand-mediated coordination chemistry which results quenching in UV-vis absorbance proportional to the exposure time...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130427/nephron-number-hypertension-and-ckd-physiological-and-genetic-insight-from-humans-and-animal-models
#20
Xuexiang Wang, Michael R Garrett
The kidneys play a vital role in the excretion of waste products and the regulation of electrolytes, maintenance of acid-base balance, regulation of blood pressure, and production of several hormones. Any alteration in the structure of the nephron (basic functional unit of the kidney) can have a major impact on the kidney's ability to work efficiently. Progressive decline in kidney function can lead to serious illness and ultimately death if not treated by dialysis or transplantation. While there have been numerous studies that implicate lower nephron numbers as being an important factor in influencing susceptibility to develop hypertension and chronic kidney disease, a direct association has been difficult to establish because of three main limitations: (1) the large variation in nephron number observed in the human population; (2) no established reliable non-invasive methods to determine nephron complement; and (3) to-date, nephron measurements have been done after death which doesn't adequately account for potential loss of nephrons with age or disease...
January 27, 2017: Physiological Genomics
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