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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778025/combined-different-dehydration-pretreatments-and-torrefaction-to-upgrade-fuel-properties-of-hybrid-pennisetum-pennisetum-americanum-%C3%A3-p-purpureum
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Yan Yu, Guanghui Wang, Xiaopeng Bai, Jude Liu, Decheng Wang, Zhiqin Wang
Different dehydrating methods combined with torrefaction were investigated to find the underlying mechanism that how dehydration process influence the degree of hornification. Hybrid pennisetum was selected as the experiment material. Oven-dried sample (ODS), crushed dried sample (CDS), and sun-cured dried sample (SDS) were torrefied under the temperature of 275 °C and 300 °C with the duration time of 60 min. The results showed that, changes in elevated carbon content and higher heating value (HHV) and reduced oxygen content of SDS were the most obvious under identical torrefaction conditions...
May 16, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778015/dietary-ala-epa-and-dha-have-distinct-effects-on-oxylipin-profiles-in-female-and-male-rat-kidney-liver-and-serum
#2
Shan Leng, Tanja Winter, Harold M Aukema
There is much data on the effects of dietary n-3 fatty acids on tissue fatty acid compositions, but comparable comprehensive data on their oxygenated metabolites (oxylipins) is limited. The effects of providing female and male rats with diets high in α-linolenic acid (ALA), EPA or DHA for 6 weeks on oxylipins and fatty acids in kidney, liver and serum were therefore examined. The oxylipin profile generally reflected fatty acids, but it also revealed unique effects of individual n-3 fatty acids that were not apparent from fatty acid data alone...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778012/reactive-oxygen-species-ros-activity-of-ambient-fine-particles-pm-2-5-measured-in-seoul-korea
#3
Jieun Park, Eun Ha Park, James J Schauer, Seung-Muk Yi, Jongbae Heo
Substantial increase in level of particulate matter has raised concerns in South Korea recently. Ambient particulate matter is classified as Group I carcinogen (IARC, 2013) and multiple epidemiological studies has demonstrated adverse health effects due to exposure of particulate matter. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) which has a diameter <2.5 μm is likely to penetrate deeply into lung and is known to be eliciting adverse health effects. A number of epidemiological studies have been conducted on adverse health effects of PM-related diseases and mortality rate, yet particulate matter (PM)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) activity at the cellular level has not been actively studied in Korea...
May 16, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777940/curcumin-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats-and-pc12-cells-by-suppressing-overactivated-autophagy
#4
Yan Zhang, Ming Fang, Yameng Sun, Ting Zhang, Nan Shi, Jinfeng Li, Lei Jin, Kangyong Liu, Jianliang Fu
The present study assessed whether the protective effects of curcumin against cerebral ischemia injury were due to the suppression of overactivated autophagy. Curcumin is a well-known natural polyphenolic compound that effectively counteracts oxidation, inflammation, and various types of cancer. Several studies have demonstrated the protective effects of curcumin against ischemia-reperfusion injury in tissues from the lungs, cardiomyocytes, and liver. The present study employed brain injury models induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats and PC12 oxygen-glucose-deprived (OGD) cells...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777902/chemical-characterization-and-cerebroprotective-effect-of-methanolic-root-extract-of-colebrookea-oppositifolia-in-rats
#5
Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha, Marikunte V Venkataranganna, Nunna Bheema Lingeswara Prasad, Shylaja Hanumanthappa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Colebrookea oppositifolia Smith is one of the extensively used plants to treat neurological conditions such as epilepsy by the various ethnic communities in sub-Himalayan regions of India such as Bhoxa, Tharu and nomadic Gujjars. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was conducted to evaluate the cerebroprotective effect of C. oppositifolia methanolic root (MeCO) extract in Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MeCO was characterized for total phenolic content and later subjected for detailed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777809/systematic-fractionation-and-immunoenhancement-of-water-soluble-polysaccharides-isolated-from-fruit-of-morus-alba-l
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DongXue Wang, Hui Li, Bo Li, Rui Ma, Ning Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Lili Jiao, Wei Wu
In this study, we obtained and fractionated systematically the polysaccharides of Fructus mori fruit by the sequential use of water extraction, ethanol precipitation and ion-exchange chromatography. The sugar contents of FPA-1, FPA-2, FPA-4 and FPA-5 were estimated to be 75.70%, 67.15%, 87.78% and 91.63%, respectively. Monosaccharide composition analysis revealed that all the polysaccharides primarily contained Man, GlcA, GalA, Glc, Gal, Xyl, Ara and Fuc. Moreover, a small amount of Rha was detected in FPA-1, FPA-4 and FPA-5...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777791/ticagrelor-protects-against-angii-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-by-alleviating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#7
Xiaoyu Wang, Xuejie Han, Minghui Li, Yu Han, Yun Zhang, Shiqi Zhao, Yue Li
Ticagrelor has been reported to decrease cardiovascular mortality compared with clopidogrel. This benefit cannot be fully explained by the more efficient platelet inhibition. Many studies demonstrated that ticagrelor improved endothelial function, leaving the mechanism elusive though. The present study aims to investigate whether ticagrelor protects against endothelial dysfunction induced by angiotensinII (AngII) through alleviating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Male Sprague Dawley rats were infused with AngII or vehicle and administrated with ticagrelor or vehicle for 14 days...
May 16, 2018: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777786/photoselective-vaporisation-of-the-bladder-for-the-management-of-radiation-cystitis-technique-and-initial-outcomes
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Claire Pascoe, Daniel Christidis, Todd Manning, Benjamin W Lamb, Declan G Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk
Objective To describe our technique utilising photoselective vaporisation of the bladder (PVB) for the management of haemorrhagic cystitis and initial results of 12 patients. Materials and Method An audit of theatre records of a single surgeon was performed to identify patients who had undergone PVB for management of radiation-cystitis. TECHNIQUE: Rigid cystoscopy was performed. Ureteric catheters were placed and active bleeding sites targeted to optimise vision. Ablation was commenced using the vaporize function...
May 16, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777775/genome-analysis-of-the-ancient-tracheophyte-selaginella-tamariscina-reveals-evolutionary-features-relevant-to-the-acquisition-of-desiccation-tolerance
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Zhichao Xu, Tianyi Xin, Dorothea Bartels, Ying Li, Wei Gu, Hui Yao, Sai Liu, Haoying Yu, Xiangdong Pu, Jianguo Zhou, Jiang Xu, Caicai Xi, Hetian Lei, Jingyuan Song, Shilin Chen
Resurrection plants, which are the "gifts" of natural evolution, are ideal models for studying genetic basis of plant desiccation tolerance. Here, we report a high-quality genome assembly of 301 Mb for the diploid spike moss Selaginella tamariscina, a primitive vascular resurrection plant. We predicated 27,761 protein-coding genes from the assembled S. tamariscina genome, 11.38% (2363) of which showed significant expression changes in response to desiccation. Approximately 60.58% of the S. tamariscina genome was annotated as repetitive DNA, which is almost 2-fold increase of that in the genome of desiccation-sensitive S...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777774/mir-125b-5p-is-involved-in-oxygen-and-glucose-deprivation-injury-in-pc-12-cells-via-cbs-h-2-s-pathway
#10
Yaqi Shen, Zhuqing Shen, Lingyan Guo, Qiuyan Zhang, Zhijun Wang, Lei Miao, Minjun Wang, Jian Wu, Wei Guo, Yizhun Zhu
AIMS: Ischemic stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be implicated in cerebral hypoxia injury and could serve as a therapeutic target. As the third gasotransmitter, hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) plays a critical role in hypoxia-induced injury in the central nervous system. Cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) is the main enzyme catalyzing the production of H2 S in brain. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of miR-125b-5p on protecting against oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) injury in PC-12 cells by regulating CBS and H2 S generation...
May 16, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777756/peroxiredoxin-5-regulates-adipogenesis-attenuating-oxidative-stress-in-obese-mouse-models-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet
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Mi Hye Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Jung-Hak Kim, Jung Bae Seong, Kyung-Min Kim, Hyun Ae Woo, Dong-Seok Lee
Elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a hallmark of obesity. Peroxiredoxin 5 (Prx5), which is a cysteine-dependent peroxidase enzyme, has an intensive ROS scavenging activity because it is located in the cytosol and mitochondria. Therefore, we focused on the role of Prx5 in regulating mitochondrial ROS and adipogenesis. We demonstrated that Prx5 expression was upregulated during adipogenesis and Prx5 overexpression suppressed adipogenesis by regulating cytosolic and mitochondrial ROS generation...
May 16, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777590/boosting-mediated-electron-transfer-in-bioelectrochemical-systems-with-tailored-defined-microbial-co-cultures
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Simone Schmitz, Miriam A Rosenbaum
Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) hold great promise for sustainable energy generation via a microbial catalyst from organic matter, e.g., from wastewater. In order to improve current generation in BES, understanding the underlying microbiology of the electrode community is essential. Electron mediator producing microorganism like Pseudomonas aeruginosa play an essential role in efficient electricity generation in BES. These microbes enable even non-electroactive microorganism like Enterobacter aerogenes to contribute to current production...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777585/potential-vascular-mechanisms-in-an-ex-vivo-functional-pig-bladder-model
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Uzoma A Anele, Paul H Ratz, Andrew F Colhoun, Sydney Roberts, Ryan Musselman, Randy A Vince, John E Speich, Adam P Klausner
AIMS: Chronic ischemia is a recognized factor in the pathophysiology of underactive bladder (UAB). Although relative ischemia (ie, low blood flow) is known to occur during filling, little is known regarding the pathophysiology that leads to UAB. Therefore, we developed an ex vivo functional porcine model to investigate the role of transient ischemia and whether autoregulation, a mechanism that maintains tissue oxygenation in certain vital organs, also exists in the bladder. METHODS: Using bladders from slaughtered pigs, we prepared an isolated perfused model where we studied the effects of bladder perfusion flow rate on perfusion pressure and tissue oxygenation during the filling phase...
May 19, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777581/in-vivo-performance-of-a-visible-wavelength-optical-sensor-for-monitoring-intestinal-perfusion-and-oxygenation
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Mitchell B Robinson, Anna M Wisniowiecki, Ryan J Butcher, Mark A Wilson, M Nance Ericson, Gerard L Cote
Traumatic injury resulting in hemorrhage is a prevalent cause of death worldwide. The current standard of care for trauma patients is to restore hemostasis by controlling bleeding and administering intravenous volume resuscitation. Adequate resuscitation to restore tissue blood flow and oxygenation is critical within the first hours following admission to assess severity and avoid complications. However, current clinical methods for guiding resuscitation are not sensitive or specific enough to adequately understand the patient condition...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777580/context-encoding-enables-machine-learning-based-quantitative-photoacoustics
#15
Thomas Kirchner, Janek Gröhl, Lena Maier-Hein
Real-time monitoring of functional tissue parameters, such as local blood oxygenation, based on optical imaging could provide groundbreaking advances in the diagnosis and interventional therapy of various diseases. Although photoacoustic (PA) imaging is a modality with great potential to measure optical absorption deep inside tissue, quantification of the measurements remains a major challenge. We introduce the first machine learning-based approach to quantitative PA imaging (qPAI), which relies on learning the fluence in a voxel to deduce the corresponding optical absorption...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777434/ascorbic-acid-inhibits-senescence-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-ros-and-akt-mtor-signaling
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Mengkai Yang, Songsong Teng, Chunhui Ma, Yinxian Yu, Peilin Wang, Chengqing Yi
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) aging seriously affects its function in stem cell transplantation for treatment. Extensive studies have focused on how to inhibit senescence in MSCs. However, the mechanism of senescence in MSC was not clear. In this study, we used D-galactose to induce MSC aging. Then we found that the number of aging cells was increased compared with untreated MSCs. We discovered that ascorbic acid could inhibit the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activation of AKT/mTOR signaling in MSCs caused by D-galactose...
May 18, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777431/modified-anterior-palatoplasty-and-double-suspension-sutures-with-or-without-tonsillectomy-in-selected-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-preliminary-report
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Sherif M Askar, Mohammad W El-Anwar, Ali Awad
BACKGROUND: Retropalatal region might be considered the most common site of obstruction in patients with snoring and OSA. We aimed at presentation of two combined techniques: modified anterior palatoplasty (MAP) and bilateral double suspension suture (DSS). METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on OSA patients with retro-palatal collapse only that was confirmed by nasoendoscopy during Muller's maneuver and drug induced sleep endoscopy. MAP and DSS were performed for all patients...
May 18, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777430/the-artificial-humic-substance-hs1500-does-not-inhibit-photosynthesis-of-the-green-alga-desmodesmus-armatus-in-vivo-but-interacts-with-the-photosynthetic-apparatus-of-isolated-spinach-thylakoids-in-vitro
#18
Matthias Gilbert, Hanno Bährs, Christian E W Steinberg, Christian Wilhelm
Humic substances (HSs) can influence the growth and composition of freshwater phytoplankton assemblage. Since HSs contain many phenolic and quinonic moieties and cause growth reductions in eco-physiological field experiments, HSs are considered photosystem II herbicides. To test this specific mode of action in vivo and in vitro, respectively, we used intact cells of the green alga Desmodesmus armatus, as well as thylakoids isolated from spinach (Spinacia oleracea) as a model system for the green algal chloroplast...
May 18, 2018: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777393/oxygen-reduction-reaction-on-ptco-nanocatalyst-bi-sulfate-anion-poisoning
#19
Jie Liu, Yan Huang
Pt alloy electrocatalysts are susceptible to anion adsorption in the working environment of fuel cells. In this work, the unavoidable bisulfate and sulfate ((bi)sulfate) poisoning of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) on a common PtCo nanocatalyst was studied by the rotating disk electrode (RDE) technique, for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The specific activity decreases linearly with the logarithm of (bi)sulfate concentration under various high potentials. This demonstrates that the (bi)sulfate adsorption does not affect the free energy of ORR activation at a given potential...
May 18, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777359/regulatory-mechanisms-of-thiol-based-redox-sensors-lessons-learned-from-structural-studies-on-prokaryotic-redox-sensors
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REVIEW
Sang Jae Lee, Dong-Gyun Kim, Kyu-Yeon Lee, Ji Sung Koo, Bong-Jin Lee
Oxidative stresses, such as reactive oxygen species, reactive electrophilic species, reactive nitrogen species, and reactive chlorine species, can damage cellular components, leading to cellular malfunction and death. In response to oxidative stress, bacteria have evolved redox-responsive sensors that enable them to simultaneously monitor and eradicate potential oxidative stress. Specifically, redox-sensing transcription regulators react to oxidative stress by means of modifying the thiol groups of cysteine residues, functioning as part of an efficient survival mechanism for many bacteria...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Pharmacal Research
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