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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108165/microbial-siderophores-and-root-exudates-enhanced-goethite-dissolution-and-fe-as-uptake-by-as-hyperaccumulator-pteris-vittata
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Xue Liu, Jing-Wei Fu, Evandro Da Silva, Xiao-Xia Shi, Yue Cao, Bala Rathinasabapathi, Yanshan Chen, Lena Q Ma
Arsenic (As) in soils is often adsorbed on Fe-(hydro)oxides surface, rendering them more resistant to dissolution, which is undesirable for phytoremediation of As-contaminated soils. Arsenic hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata prefers to grow in calcareous soils where available Fe and As are low. To elucidate its mechanisms of acquiring Fe and As from insoluble sources in soils, we investigated dissolution of goethite with pre-adsorbed arsenate (AsV; As-goethite) in presence of four organic ligands, including two root exudates (oxalate and phytate, dominant in P...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106122/comparative-genomics-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-aspergillus-niger-and-metabolic-engineering-for-citrate-production
#2
Xian Yin, Hyun-Dong Shin, Jianghua Li, Guocheng Du, Long Liu, Jian Chen
Despite a long and successful history of citrate production in Aspergillus niger, the molecular mechanism of citrate accumulation is only partially understood. In this study, we used comparative genomics and transcriptome analysis of citrate-producing strains-namely, A. niger H915-1 (citrate titer: 157 g L(-1)), A1 (117 g L(-1)), and L2 (76 g L(-1))-to gain a genome-wide view of the mechanism of citrate accumulation. Compared with A. niger A1 and L2, A. niger H915-1 contained 92 mutated genes, including a succinate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase in the γ-aminobutyric acid shunt pathway and an aconitase family protein involved in citrate synthesis...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102378/a-high-performance-supercapacitor-electrode-based-on-tremella-like-nic2o4-nio-core-shell-hierarchical-nanostructures-on-nickel-foam
#3
Dong He, Guolong Liu, Anqi Pang, Yang Jiang, Hui Suo, Chun Zhao
Tremella-like nickel oxalate@nickel oxide (NiC2O4@NiO) core/shell hierarchical nanostructures have been successfully synthesized on nickel foam, using Ni foam as a current collector, a Ni source and a three-dimensional (3D) substrate, through a facile hydrothermal method followed by an electrochemical activation process. The prepared samples can be directly used as binder-free electrodes for supercapacitors. The tremella-like morphology, together with the NiC2O4 nanoblocks on 3D Ni foam, significantly increases the amount of active sites for redox reactions and the conductivity of the electrode material, shortens the diffusion pathway for ions, facilitates the effective penetration of the electrolyte, and lowers the intrinsic equivalent series resistance, demonstrating good potential for energy storage application...
January 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101713/macro-and-microelement-content-and-other-properties-of-chaenomeles-japonica-l-fruit-and-protective-effects-of-its-aqueous-extract-on-hepatocyte-metabolism
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Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka, Beata Bosiacka, Julita Rast, Izabela Gutowska, Jolanta Wolska, Ewa Rębacz-Maron, Kamila Dębia, Katarzyna Janda, Jan Korbecki, Dariusz Chlubek
This growing interest in the cultivation of Japanese quince Chaenomeles japonica L. results from the potentially beneficial properties of its fruit. Fresh fruits are very firm and too acidic to eat raw, but their bioactive components, distinctive aroma, and high amount of dietary fiber make the fruits well suited for industrial processing. However, not all the properties of the fruit have been investigated. For example, there are no comprehensive reports about the mineral content or potentially harmful effects on liver metabolism...
January 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097924/enhancing-the-performance-of-electro-peroxone-by-incorporation-of-uv-irradiation-and-bdd-anodes
#5
Nasr Bensalah, Ahmed Bedoui
In this work, the treatment of 4-nitrophenol (NP) in water by ozonation, electrolysis, electro-peroxone (EP), and photo-electro-peroxone (PEP) processes was investigated. PEP process is based on the combination of ozonation, UV irradiation, and electrolysis using carbon felt cathode and Boron Doped Diamond (BDD) anode. In this process, H2O2 is electrochemically generated from reduction of O2 in the ozone generator effluent at a carbon felt cathode. The insitu generated H2O2 is simultaneously decomposed by UV- photolysis and by reaction with O3 to form HO(-) radicals that can rapidly and non-selectively oxidize organic pollutants...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097771/solution-synthesis-structure-and-co2-reduction-reactivity-of-a-scandium-ii-complex-sc-n-sime3-2-3
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David H Woen, Guo P Chen, Joseph W Ziller, Timothy J Boyle, Filipp Furche, William J Evans
The first crystallographically characterizable complex of Sc(2+) , [Sc(NR2 )3 ](-) (R=SiMe3 ), has been obtained by LnA3 /M reactions (Ln=rare earth metal; A=anionic ligand; M=alkali metal) involving reduction of Sc(NR2 )3 with K in the presence of 2.2.2-cryptand (crypt) and 18-crown-6 (18-c-6) and with Cs in the presence of crypt. Dark maroon [K(crypt)](+) , [K(18-c-6)](+) , and [Cs(crypt)](+) salts of the [Sc(NR2 )3 ](-) anion are formed, respectively. The formation of this oxidation state of Sc is also indicated by the eight-line EPR spectra arising from the I=7/2 (45) Sc nucleus...
January 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093152/re-n-glycosylation-critically-regulates-function-of-oxalate-transporter-slc26a6
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Dean G Assimos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092637/non-invasive-classification-of-breast-microcalcifications-using-x-ray-coherent-scatter-computed-tomography
#8
Bahaa Ghammraoui, Lucretiu M Popescu
We investigate the use of energy dispersive x-ray coherent scatter computed tomography (ED-CSCT) as a non-invasive diagnostic method to differentiate between type I and type II breast calcifications. This approach is sensitive to the differences of composition and internal crystal structure of different types of microcalcifications. The study is carried out by simulating a CSCT system with a scanning pencil beam, considering a polychromatic x-ray source and an energy-resolving photon counting detector. In a first step, the multidimensional angle and energy distributed CSCT data is reduced to the projection-space distributions of only a few components, corresponding to the expected target composition: adipose, glandular tissue, weddellite (calcium oxalate) for type I calcifications, and hydroxyapatite for type II calcifications...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091592/effective-extraction-of-arabidopsis-adherent-seed-mucilage-by-ultrasonic-treatment
#9
Xianhai Zhao, Lijun Qiao, Ai-Min Wu
The Arabidopsis seed coat is composed of two layers of mucilage, a water-soluble non-adherent outer layer and an adherent inner layer. The non-adherent mucilage can easily be extracted by gentle shaking. However, adherent mucilage is extremely difficult to dissociate from the seed coat. Despite various treatments to extract the adherent mucilage, including EDTA, ammonium oxalate, dilute alkali or acid washes, most of it remains on the seed coat. Here, we show for the first time the extraction of almost all of the adherent mucilage from the Arabidopsis seed coat...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090811/antibacterial-combination-therapy-using-co-3-cu-2-zn-2-and-pd-2-complexes-their-calf-thymus-dna-binding-studies
#10
Fatemeh Khosravi, Hassan Mansouri-Torshizi
Four Co(III)-, Cu(II)-, Zn(II)- and Pd(II)- based potent antibacterial complexes of formula K3[Co(ox)3].3H2O (I), [Cu(bpy)2Cl]Cl.5H2O (II), [Zn(bpy)3]Cl2 (III) and [Pd(bpy)2](NO3)2 (IV) (where ox is oxalate and bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized. They were characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, UV-Vis, FT-IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectra. These metal complexes were ordered in three combination series of I+II, I+II+III and I+II+III+IV. Antibacterial activity was tested for each of these four metal complexes and their combinations against gram positive and gram negative bacteria...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089681/steatorrhea-and-hyperoxaluria-in-severely-obese-patients-before-and-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Amber M Moreland, Carol A Santa Ana, John R Asplin, Joseph A Kuhn, Ross P Holmes, Jason A Cole, Elizabeth A Odstrcil, Thomas G Van Dinter, Juan G Martinez, John S Fordtran
BACKGROUND: Hyperoxaluria after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is generally attributed to fat malabsorption. If hyperoxaluria is indeed caused by fat malabsorption, magnitudes of hyperoxaluria and steatorrhea should correlate. Severely obese patients, prior to bypass, ingest excess dietary fat, which can produce hyperphagic steatorrhea. The primary objective of the study was to determine whether urine oxalate excretion correlates with elements of fat balance in severely obese patients before and after RYGB...
January 12, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077275/investigations-of-blood-ammonia-analysis-test-matrices-storage-and-stability
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Brittany N Goldstein, Jordan Wesler, Amy S Nowacki, Edmunds Reineks, Marvin R Natowicz
An assessment of blood ammonia concentration is common medical practice in the evaluation of an individual with an unexplained mental status change or coma. The determination of a blood ammonia level is most commonly done using a glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH)-based assay, although there are many potential sources of artifact and the literature is inconsistent regarding key preanalytic issues. Using a GLDH-based assay, we first investigated matrix effects using three anticoagulants: heparin, EDTA and oxalate...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075060/self-templated-synthesis-of-co-and-n-doped-carbon-microtubes-composed-of-hollow-nanospheres-and-nanotubes-for-efficient-oxygen-reduction-reaction
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Sung Hoon Ahn, Arumugam Manthiram
A facile, self-templated strategy for the synthesis of Co- and N-doped carbon microtubular structures composed of nanoscale hollow spheres and nanotubes is proposed. Cobalt oxalate microtubes serve simultaneously as the solid cobalt precursor for the in situ conversion reaction to metal-organic framework and self-templates for the 1D tubular structure.
January 11, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073210/the-importance-of-citrates-in-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-calcium-oxalate-urinary-stones
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Michele Barbera, Andreas Tsirgiotis, Mauro Barbera, Quintino Paola
About 10% of the people is the subject of an episode of kidney stones during their lifetime, about 70% of these people undergoes relapses. About 80% of the urinary stones contains calcium, of wich 80% is formed of calcium oxalate, in pure form or associated with calcium phosphate. Therefore we can saythat in most cases (about 65%) the urinary stones are composedof calcium oxalate. Use of supplements of potassium citrate and magnesium citrate can help in the prevention of kidney stones of calcium oxalate, but mostly they can be used in the days before a shockwaves lithotripsy treatment to make the stones more fragile to the effect of the shock waves...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070074/raman-spectroscopy-of-pharmaceutical-cocrystals-in-nanosized-pores-of-mesoporous-silica
#15
Ryuichi Ohta, Yuko Ueno, Katsuhiro Ajito
The Raman spectroscopy of pharmaceutical cocrystals based on caffeine and oxalic acid in nanosized pores of mesoporous silica has been demonstrated at various molar amounts. The Raman peak shifts of caffeine molecules express the existence of pharmaceutical cocrystals in mesoporous silica. The molar amount dependence of the peak shifts describes that caffeine and oxalic acid cocrystallized on the surface of the nanosized pores and piled up layer by layer. This is the first report that shows the Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool to observe the synthesis of pharmaceutical cocrystals incorporated in the nanosized pores of mesoporous silica...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066946/self-assembly-of-tunable-heterometallic-ln-ru-coordination-polymer-with-near-infrared-luminescence-and-magnetocaloric-effect
#16
Lei Wang, Zhigang Xie
A series of heterometallic Ln-Ru coordination polymers, named Gd-1, Yb-2 and Nd-3, have been prepared under the solvothermal reaction of the carboxylate derivate of Rubpy, oxalate acid (ox) as assisted ligand and Ln(OAc)3 by using the "metalloligands strategy". The X-ray single crystal diffraction analyses indicate that those isostructural heterometallic complexes have a 1-D butterfly-shaped Ln-Ru-based coordination chains but make slightly difference in the coordination environments of Ln centers. The introduced Rubpy metalloligands could act as a well light-harvesting antenna to effectively sensitize the near-infrared (NIR) luminescence by energy transfer from the triplet metal-to ligand charge transfer (3MLCT) state of Rubpy units to the Ln (Yb or Nd) under the excitation at visible light region...
January 9, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064396/efficient-removal-of-amoxicillin-and-paracetamol-from-aqueous-solutions-using-magnetic-activated-carbon
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Caroline Saucier, P Karthickeyan, V Ranjithkumar, Eder C Lima, Glaydson S Dos Reis, Irineu A S de Brum
Activated carbon (AC)/CoFe2O4 nanocomposites, MAC-1 and MAC-2, were prepared by a simple pyrolytic method using a mixture of iron(III)/cobalt(II) benzoates and iron(III)/cobalt(II) oxalates, respectively, and were used as efficient adsorbents for the removal of amoxicillin (AMX) and paracetamol (PCT) of aqueous effluents. The synthesized nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
January 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064122/correlation-between-degradation-pathway-and-toxicity-of-acetaminophen-and-its-by-products-by-using-the-electro-fenton-process-in-aqueous-media
#18
Thi Xuan Huong Le, Thi Van Nguyen, Zoulkifli Amadou Yacouba, Laetitia Zoungrana, Florent Avril, Duy Linh Nguyen, Eddy Petit, Julie Mendret, Valerie Bonniol, Mikhael Bechelany, Stella Lacour, Geoffroy Lesage, Marc Cretin
The evolution of the degradation by-products of an acetaminophen (ACE) solution was monitored by HPLC-UV/MS and IC in parallel with its ecotoxicity (Vibrio fischeri 81.9%, Microtox(®) screening tests) during electro-Fenton (EF) oxidation performed on carbon felt. The aromatic compounds 2-hydroxy-4-(N-acetyl) aminophenol, 1,4-benzoquinone, benzaldehyde and benzoic acid were identified as toxic sub-products during the first stage of the electrochemical treatment, whereas aliphatic short-chain carboxylic acids (oxalic, maleic, oxamic, formic, acetic and fumaric acids) and inorganic ions (ammonium and nitrate) were well identified as non-toxic terminal sub-products...
December 21, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063921/tricalcium-phosphate-solubilization-and-nitrogen-fixation-by-newly-isolated-aneurinibacillus-aneurinilyticus-ckmv1-from-rhizosphere-of-valeriana-jatamansi-and-its-growth-promotional-effect
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Anjali Chauhan, Shiwani Guleria, Praveen P Balgir, Abhishek Walia, Rishi Mahajan, Preeti Mehta, Chand Karan Shirkot
Aneurinibacillus aneurinilyticus strain CKMV1 was isolated from rhizosphere of Valeriana jatamansi and possessed multiple plant growth promoting traits like production of phosphate solubilization (260mg/L), nitrogen fixation (202.91nmolethylenemL(-1)h(-1)), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) (8.1μg/mL), siderophores (61.60%), HCN (hydrogen cyanide) production and antifungal activity. We investigated the ability of isolate CKMV1 to solubilize insoluble P via mechanism of organic acid production. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) study showed that isolate CKMV1 produced mainly gluconic (1...
December 24, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063713/phytoavailability-and-mechanism-of-bound-pah-residues-in-filed-contaminated-soils
#20
Yanzheng Gao, Xiaojie Hu, Ziyuan Zhou, Wei Zhang, Yize Wang, Bingqing Sun
Understanding the phytoavailability of bound residues of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soils is essential to assessing their environmental fate and risks. This study investigated the release and plant uptake of bound PAH residues (reference to parent compounds) in field contaminated soils after the removal of extractable PAH fractions. Plant pot experiments were performed in a greenhouse using ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) to examine the phytoavailablility of bound PAH residues, and microcosm incubation experiments with and without the addition of artificial root exudates (AREs) or oxalic acid were conducted to examine the effect of root exudates on the release of bound PAH residues...
January 4, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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