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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437860/chronic-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-by-urb597-produces-differential-effects-on-cardiac-performance-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Anna Pedzinska-Betiuk, Jolanta Weresa, Marek Toczek, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Irena Kasacka, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Barbara Malinowska
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors are postulated to possess anti-hypertensive potential, because their acute injection decreases blood pressure (BP) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) partially through normalization of cardiac contractile function. Here, we examined whether the potential hypotensive effect of chronic FAAH inhibition by URB597 in hypertensive rats correlates with changes in cardiac performance. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Experiments were performed using perfused hearts and left atria isolated from 8-10 week old SHR, age-matched deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA-salt) rats and normotensive controls chronically treated with URB597 (1 mg kg(-1) ) or vehicle...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437805/anti-inflammatory-antipyretic-and-antinociceptive-effects-of-a-cressa-cretica-aqueous-extract
#2
Heba Mohammed Ibrahim Abdallah, Abdelsamed Ibrahim Elshamy, Abd El-Nasser Gaber El Gendy, Ahmed Mohamed Abd El-Gawad, Elsayed Abouelfotowh Omer, Marinella De Leo, Luisa Pistelli
Cressa cretica is a widely grown halophytic plant traditionally used for the treatment of different ailments. Previous investigations reported its biological activity on a wide spectrum of diseases. In this study, in vivo antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic activities of C. cretica aqueous extract whole plant were evaluated. In addition, the total polyphenol content, the total flavonoid content, and the chemical characterization of the extract were performed. C. cretica showed writhing inhibition in acetic acid-induced peripheral nociception of 43 and 48 % at doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437769/contamination-study-of-forest-track-soils-located-in-a-recreational-area-and-filled-with-steel-industry-waste-30years-ago
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Leticia Gómez-Nubla, Julene Aramendia, Silvia Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, Juan Manuel Madariaga
The reuse of waste is increasingly widespread in order to avoid the exploitation of natural resources and to reduce costs. An example of that reuse is the employment of steel slag, a by-product from the steel making process. When the steel is produced through an electric arc furnace (EAF), two types of slag are generated: black and white slag. One application rarely used for this waste is as filler in forest tracks. In this work, two forest tracks of the Basque Country (northern Spain) filled with black and white slag 19 and 35years ago, respectively, have been studied...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437720/determination-of-a-novel-anticancer-ampk-activator-hernandezine-in-rat-plasma-and-tissues-with-a-validated-uhplc-ms-ms-method-application-to-pharmacokinetics-and-tissue-distribution-study
#4
Yang Song, Zhibin Wang, Baozhen Zhang, Yujia Zhang, Weipeng Zhang, Chunjuan Yang, Fanhao Meng, Xuesong Feng
Hernandezine, a novel anticancer AMPK activator, is a major active constituent of Thalictrum Ranunculaceae. A simple, specific and sensitive liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for the quantification of hernandezine in rat plasma and tissues after intravenous administration. Sample preparation was carried out through a protein-precipitation extraction with acetonitrile using tetrandrine as internal standard (IS). The chromatographic separation was achieved by using an Agilent ZORBAX Eclipse Plus C18 column with a mobile phase of acetonitrile and water (containing 10mM ammonium acetate) in an isocratic elution way...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437630/modified-natural-cycle-for-embryo-transfer-using-frozen-thawed-blastocysts-a-satisfactory-option
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Quoc V Le, Sina Abhari, Omar M Abuzeid, Jennifer DeAnna, Mohamed A Satti, Tarek Abozaid, Iqbal Khan, Mostafa I Abuzeid
OBJECTIVE: To describe pregnancy outcomes of frozen-thawed blastocysts cycles using modified natural cycle frozen embryo transfers (NC-FET) and down-regulated hormonally controlled frozen embryo transfers (HC-FET) protocols. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included all patients undergoing either modified NC-FET or down-regulated HC-FET using frozen-thawed day 5 embryos. Cycles with donor blastocysts were excluded. Four hundred twenty eight patients underwent a total of 493 FET cycles...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437455/effect-of-a-probiotic-beverage-consumption-enterococcus-faecium-crl-183-and-bifidobacterium-longum-atcc-15707-in-rats-with-chemically-induced-colitis
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Larissa Sbaglia Celiberto, Raquel Bedani, Naiara Naiana Dejani, Alexandra Ivo de Medeiros, José Antonio Sampaio Zuanon, Luis Carlos Spolidorio, Maria Angela Tallarico Adorno, Maria Bernadete Amâncio Varesche, Fábio Carrilho Galvão, Sandro Roberto Valentini, Graciela Font de Valdez, Elizeu Antonio Rossi, Daniela Cardoso Umbelino Cavallini
BACKGROUND: Some probiotic strains have the potential to assist in relieving the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. The impact of daily ingestion of a soy-based product fermented by Enterococcus faecium CRL 183 and Lactobacillus helveticus 416 with the addition of Bifidobacterium longum ATCC 15707 on chemically induced colitis has been investigated thereof within a period of 30 days. METHODS: Colitis was induced by dextran sulfate sodium. The animals were randomly assigned into five groups: Group C: negative control; Group CL: positive control; Group CLF: DSS with the fermented product; Group CLP: DSS with the non-fermented product (placebo); Group CLS: DSS with sulfasalazine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437452/enhanced-antibacterial-metabolite-production-through-the-application-of-statistical-methodologies-by-a-streptomyces-nogalater-niist-a30-isolated-from-western-ghats-forest-soil
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Jubi Jacob, Reshma Uma Rajendran, Syama Hari Priya, Jayamurthy Purushothaman, Dileep Kumar Bhaskaran Nair Saraswathy Amma
Streptomyces strains isolated from Nelliyampathy forest soil of Western Ghats, Kerala, India were evaluated for their antibacterial efficacy against two indicator pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus). Among 140 strains tested, sixteen recorded potent antibacterial properties and were further screened against eleven bacterial pathogens. A strain identified as Streptomyces nogalater and designated as NIIST A30 exhibited maximum inhibition against all the test pathogens. Among the eight fermentation media tested, inorganic salts starch broth recorded the best for antibacterial production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437215/contraceptive-use-and-pregnancy-incidence-among-women-participating-in-an-hiv-prevention-trial
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Carolyne A Akello, Katherine E Bunge, Clemensia Nakabiito, Brenda G Mirembe, Mary Glenn Fowler, Anupam Mishra, Jeanne Marrazzo, Zvavahera M Chirenje, Connie Celum, Jennifer E Balkus
BACKGROUND: Recent HIV prevention trials required use of effective contraceptive methods to fulfill eligibility for enrollment. We compared pregnancy rates in a subset of participants enrolled in the Microbicide Trials Network protocol (MTN-003), a randomized trial of chemoprophylaxis to prevent HIV acquisition among women aged 18-45 years who initiated depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) or combined oral contraceptives (COCs) at enrollment, relative to those already using DMPA or COCs...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436828/sensory-profile-and-volatile-aroma-composition-of-reduced-alcohol-merlot-wines-fermented-with-metschnikowia-pulcherrima-and-saccharomyces-uvarum
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C Varela, A Barker, T Tran, A Borneman, C Curtin
Strategies for production of wines containing lower alcohol concentrations are in strong demand, for reasons of quality, health, and taxation. Development and application of wine yeasts that are less efficient at transforming grape sugars into ethanol has the potential to allow winemakers the freedom to make lower alcohol wines from grapes harvested at optimal ripeness, without the need for post-fermentation processes aimed at removing ethanol. We have recently shown that two non-conventional wine yeast species Metschnikowia pulcherrima and Saccharomyces uvarum were both able to produce wine with reduced alcohol concentration...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436827/reductive-precipitation-of-sulfate-and-soluble-fe-iii-by-desulfovibrio-vulgaris-electron-donor-regulates-intracellular-electron-flow-and-nano-fes-crystallization
#10
Chen Zhou, Yun Zhou, Bruce E Rittmann
Fully understanding the metabolism of SRB provides fundamental guidelines for allowing the microorganisms to provide more beneficial services in water treatment and resource recovery. The electron-transfer pathway of sulfate respiration by Desulfovibrio vulgaris is well studied, but still partly unresolved. Here we provide deeper insight by comprehensively monitoring metabolite changes during D. vulgaris metabolism with two electron donors, lactate and pyruvate, in presence or absence of citrate-chelated soluble Fe(III) as an additional competing electron acceptor...
April 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436687/cytotoxic-flavonoids-from-the-fruits-of-derris-indica
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Chalotorn Saraphon, Kampeebhorn Boonloh, Veerapol Kukongviriyapan, Chavi Yenjai
Chemical investigation of the ethyl acetate extract from the fruits of Derris indica has led to the isolation of a new furanoflavonoid derivative, 4'-hydroxypinnatin (1), and five known compounds. Pinnatin (2) showed strong cytotoxicity against cholangiocarcinoma (KKU-100) and human hepatoma (HepG2) cell lines with IC50 values of 6.0 ± 2.7 and 9.0 ± 4.1 μg/ml, respectively, and showed maximal cell killing effect of about 88-90%. Flavone 5 exhibited the most cytotoxicity against KKU-100 but it showed moderate efficacy (Emax = 50...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436677/stereoselective-total-synthesis-of-carolacton
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Tapan Kumar Kuilya, Rajib Kumar Goswami
A short and convergent strategy for the stereoselective total synthesis of biologically active natural product carolacton has been accomplished. Our synthesis highlights the Urpi acetal aldol, Crimmins aldol, Ireland-Claisen rearrangement, TiCl4-assisted aldol followed by β-hydroxy elimination to construct C7-C8 olefin, and ring-closing metathesis as the key steps for achieving the target molecule with an overall yield of 18.8%.
April 24, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436589/short-chain-fatty-acids-augment-rat-duodenal-mucosal-barrier-function
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Wan Salman Wan Saudi, Markus Sjöblom
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are produced by bacterial fermentation in the large intestine, particularly from diets containing fibres and carbohydrates. The small intestinal epithelium is exposed to SCFAs derived mainly from oral bacteria or food supplementation. Although luminal nutrients are important in regulation of intestinal functions the role of SCFAs in regulation of small intestinal mucosal barrier function and motility has not been fully described. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effects of acetate and propionate on duodenal mucosal barrier function and motility...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436195/organocatalytic-enantioselective-acyloin-rearrangement-of-%C3%AE-hydroxy-acetals-to-%C3%AE-alkoxy-ketones
#14
Hua Wu, Qian Wang, Jieping Zhu
We report an unprecedented organocatalytic enantioselective acyloin rearrangement of α,α-disubstituted α-hydroxy acetals. In the presence of a catalytic amount of chiral binol-derived N-triflyl phosphoramide, α-hydroxy acetals rearranged to α-alkoxy ketones in good to high yields with high enantioselectivities. Formation of an ion pair between the in situ generated oxocarbenium ion and the chiral phosphoramide anion was proposed to be responsible for the highly efficient transfer of chirality. Conditions for removal of cyclohexyl and cyclopentyl groups from the corresponding α-alkoxy ketones were uncovered underpinning their potential general utility as hydroxy protecting groups...
April 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436170/determination-of-chlorophenols-in-water-using-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-coupled-with-water-in-oil-microemulsion-electrokinetic-chromatography-in-normal-stacking-mode
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Ludi Shi, Jin Wang, Jing Feng, Sihan Zhao, Zhengmeng Wang, Hu Tao, Shuhui Liu
The current routes to couple dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction with capillary electrophoresis are the evaporation of water immiscible extractants and the back-extraction of analytes. In this study, a new methodology for this combination using water-in-oil microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography coupled with normal stacking mode on-line sample concentration was developed to analyze chlorophenols in water samples. The analytes were extracted with tributyl phosphate and the extractant dilution (3 ×) was directly injected into an electrophoresis buffer (7...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436132/selective-aerobic-oxidation-of-methylarenes-to-benzaldehydes-catalyzed-by-n-hydroxyphthalimide-and-cobalt-ii-acetate-in-hexafluoropropan-2-ol
#16
Eden Gaster, Sebastian Kozuch, Doron Pappo
Efficient and highly selective catalytic conditions for the aerobic autoxidation of methylarenes to benzaldehydes, based on N-hydroxyphthalimide (NHPI) and cobalt(II) acetate in 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropan-2-ol (HFIP), were developed. The sustainable conditions enable a multigram scale preparation of benzaldehyde derivatives in high efficiency and with excellent chemoselectivity (up to 99 % conversion and 98 % selectivity).
April 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435101/interaction-of-glucocorticoids-and-progesterone-derivatives-with-human-serum-albumin
#17
Rola Abboud, Mohammad Akil, Catherine Charcosset, Hélène Greige-Gerges
Glucocorticoids (GCs) and progesterone derivatives (PGDs) are steroid hormones with well-known biological activities. Their interaction with human serum albumin (HSA) may control their distribution. Their binding to albumin is poorly studied in literature. This paper deals with the interaction of a series of GCs (cortisol, cortisone, prednisolone, prednisone, 6-methylprednisolone and 9-fluorocortisol acetate) and PGDs (progesterone, hydroxylated PGDs, methylated PGDs and dydrogesterone) with HSA solution (pH 7...
April 20, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435021/the-mtorc2-pkc-pathway-sustains-compensatory-insulin-secretion-of-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-in-response-to-metabolic-stress
#18
Yun Xie, Canqi Cui, Aifang Nie, Yan Wang, Qicheng Ni, Yun Liu, Qinglei Yin, Hongli Zhang, Yong Li, Qidi Wang, Yanyun Gu, Guang Ning
BACKGROUND: Compensation of the pancreatic β cell functional mass in response to metabolic stress is key to the pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes. The mTORC2 pathway governs fuel metabolism and β cell functional mass. It is unknown whether mTORC2 is required for regulating metabolic stress-induced β cell compensation. METHODS: We challenged four-week-old β-cell-specific Rictor (a key component of mTORC2)-knockout mice with a high fat diet (HFD) for 4weeks and measured metabolic and pancreatic morphological parameters...
April 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434739/the-effect-of-conjugated-linoleic-acid-acetate-and-their-interaction-on-adipose-tissue-lipid-metabolism-in-nonlactating-cows
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N Urrutia, Y Ying, K J Harvatine
During biohydrogenation-induced milk fat depression, adipose tissue lipogenesis may be increased through nutrients spared from milk fat synthesis. However, the direct effect of trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and the indirect effect of spared nutrients on adipose tissue lipogenesis during milk fat depression is not clear. The objective of this study was to determine the direct effect of CLA, spared acetate, and their interaction on adipose tissue lipogenesis using nonlactating dairy cows as an experimental model, which allows separation of the effect of CLA and nutrient sparing...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434259/establishing-and-validating-the-fluorescent-amyloid-ligand-h-ftaa-heptamer-formyl-thiophene-acetic-acid-to-identify-transthyretin-amyloid-deposits-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Katharina Hahn, K Peter R Nilsson, Per Hammarström, Peter Urban, Rolf Rüdiger Meliss, Hans-Michael Behrens, Sandra Krüger, Christoph Röcken
Transthyretin-derived (ATTR) amyloidosis is a frequent finding in carpal tunnel syndrome. We tested the following hypotheses: the novel fluorescent amyloid ligand heptameric formic thiophene acetic acid (h-FTAA) has a superior sensitivity for the detection of amyloid compared with Congo red-staining; Amyloid load correlates with patient gender and/or patient age. We retrieved 208 resection specimens obtained from 184 patients with ATTR amyloid in the carpal tunnel. Serial sections were stained with Congo red, h-FTAA and an antibody directed against transthyretin (TTR)...
April 23, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
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