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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863334/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-sol-gel-tablet-toward-micro-solid-phase-extraction-ii-determination-of-amphetamine-in-human-urine-samples-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Aziza El-Beqqali, Lars I Andersson, Amin Dadoun Jeppsson, Mohamed Abdel-Rehim
Amphetamine selective molecularly imprinted sol-gel polymer tablets, MIP-tablets, for solid-phase microextraction of biofluid samples were prepared. An acetonitrile solution of deuterated amphetamine template and silane precursor, 3-(propylmethacrylate) trimethoxysilane, was soaked into the pores of polyethylene tablet substrates and polymerized by an acid-catalysed sol-gel process. Application of the resultant MIP-tablets to extract amphetamine from human urine samples followed by LC-MS/MS analysis was investigated...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855917/peptidomic-analysis-of-the-venom-of-the-solitary-bee-xylocopa-appendiculata-circumvolans
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Kohei Kazuma, Kenji Ando, Ken-Ichi Nihei, Xiaoyu Wang, Marisa Rangel, Marcia Regina Franzolin, Kanami Mori-Yasumoto, Setsuko Sekita, Makoto Kadowaki, Motoyoshi Satake, Katsuhiro Konno
BACKGROUND: Among the hymenopteran insect venoms, those from social wasps and bees - such as honeybee, hornets and paper wasps - have been well documented. Their venoms are composed of a number of peptides and proteins and used for defending their nests and themselves from predators. In contrast, the venoms of solitary wasps and bees have not been the object of further research. In case of solitary bees, only major peptide components in a few venoms have been addressed. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the peptide component profile of the venom from the solitary bee Xylocopa appendiculata circumvolans by peptidomic analysis with using LC-MS...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798962/structural-pathway-of-regulated-substrate-transfer-and-threading-through-an-hsp100-disaggregase
#3
Célia Deville, Marta Carroni, Kamila B Franke, Maya Topf, Bernd Bukau, Axel Mogk, Helen R Saibil
Refolding aggregated proteins is essential in combating cellular proteotoxic stress. Together with Hsp70, Hsp100 chaperones, including Escherichia coli ClpB, form a powerful disaggregation machine that threads aggregated polypeptides through the central pore of tandem adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) rings. To visualize protein disaggregation, we determined cryo-electron microscopy structures of inactive and substrate-bound ClpB in the presence of adenosine 5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate), revealing closed AAA+ rings with a pronounced seam...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714232/intermediate-product-regulation-in-tandem-solid-catalysts-with-multimodal-porosity-for-high-yield-synthetic-fuel-production
#4
Nicolas Duyckaerts, Mathias Bartsch, Ioan-Teodor Trotuş, Norbert Pfänder, Axel Lorke, Ferdi Schüth, Gonzalo Prieto
Tandem catalysis is an attractive strategy to intensify chemical technologies. However, simultaneous control over the individual and concerted catalyst performances poses a challenge. We demonstrate that enhanced pore transport within a Co/Al2 O3 Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalyst with hierarchical porosity enables its tandem integration with a Pt/ZSM-5 zeolitic hydrotreating catalyst in a spatially distant fashion that allows for catalyst-specific temperature adjustment. Nevertheless, this system resembles the case of close active-site proximity by mitigating secondary reactions of primary FT α-olefin products...
September 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699173/porous-silicon-nanoparticle-delivery-of-tandem-peptide-anti-infectives-for-the-treatment-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-lung-infections
#5
Ester J Kwon, Matthew Skalak, Alessandro Bertucci, Gary Braun, Francesco Ricci, Erkki Ruoslahti, Michael J Sailor, Sangeeta N Bhatia
There is an urgent need for new materials to treat bacterial infections. In order to improve antibacterial delivery, an anti-infective nanomaterial is developed that utilizes two strategies for localization: i) a biodegradable nanoparticle carrier to localize therapeutics within the tissue, and ii) a novel tandem peptide cargo to localize payload to bacterial membranes. First, a library of antibacterial peptides is screened that combines a membrane-localizing peptide with a toxic peptide cargo and discovers a tandem peptide that displays synergy between the two domains and is able to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa at sub-micromolar concentrations...
July 12, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680078/3d-printed-silicones-with-shape-memory
#6
Amanda S Wu, Ward Small Iv, Taylor M Bryson, Emily Cheng, Thomas R Metz, Stephanie E Schulze, Eric B Duoss, Thomas S Wilson
Direct ink writing enables the layer-by-layer manufacture of ordered, porous structures whose mechanical behavior is driven by architecture and material properties. Here, we incorporate two different gas filled microsphere pore formers to evaluate the effect of shell stiffness and Tg on compressive behavior and compression set in siloxane matrix printed structures. The lower Tg microsphere structures exhibit substantial compression set when heated near and above Tg, with full structural recovery upon reheating without constraint...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676376/cutaneous-inflammation-regulates-thik1-expression-in-small-c-like-nociceptor-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#7
William Haskins, Sergio Benitez, Juan M Mercado, Cristian G Acosta
Tandem pore-domain Halothane Inhibited K(+) channel (THIK1) is a two-pore-domain potassium channel (K2P) present in dorsal root ganglia (DRG). We previously demonstrated that THIK1 mRNA levels in the DRG dropped ipsilaterally 1day after CFA-induced cutaneous inflammation (CFA1). In this study we aimed to identify the currently unknown DRG subpopulations expressing THIK1, and to investigate the relationship between the channel and both inflammatory and spontaneous pain in normal rats. Using a combination of immunohistochemistry, western blotting and behavioural tests, we found that all small neurons and large groups of medium and large DRG neurons express THIK1...
July 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630209/functional-task-3-like-channels-in-mitochondria-of-aldosterone-producing-zona-glomerulosa-cells
#8
Junlan Yao, David McHedlishvili, William E McIntire, Nick A Guagliardo, Alev Erisir, Craig A Coburn, Vincent P Santarelli, Douglas A Bayliss, Paula Q Barrett
Ca(2+) drives aldosterone synthesis in the cytosolic and mitochondrial compartments of the adrenal zona glomerulosa cell. Membrane potential across each of these compartments regulates the amplitude of the Ca(2+) signal; yet, only plasma membrane ion channels and their role in regulating cell membrane potential have garnered investigative attention as pathological causes of human hyperaldosteronism. Previously, we reported that genetic deletion of TASK-3 channels (tandem pore domain acid-sensitive K(+) channels) from mice produces aldosterone excess in the absence of a change in the cell membrane potential of zona glomerulosa cells...
August 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591601/origin-of-ion-specificity-of-telomeric-dna-g-quadruplexes-investigated-by-free-energy-simulations
#9
Till Siebenmorgen, Martin Zacharias
Telomeric DNA consists of tandem repeats of the sequence d(TTAGGG) that form G-quadruplex structures made of stacked guanines with monovalent cations bound at a central cavity. Although different ions can stabilize a G-quadruplex structure, the preferred bound ions are typically K(+) or Na(+). Several different strand-folding topologies have been reported for Q-quadruplexes formed from telomeric repeats depending on DNA length and ion solution condition. This suggests a possible dependence of the ion selectivity of the central pore on the folding topology of the quadruplex...
June 6, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381826/recombinant-tandem-of-pore-domains-in-a-weakly-inward-rectifying-k-channel-2-twik2-forms-active-lysosomal-channels
#10
Nicole Bobak, Sylvain Feliciangeli, Cheng-Chang Chen, Ismail Ben Soussia, Stefan Bittner, Sophie Pagnotta, Tobias Ruck, Martin Biel, Christian Wahl-Schott, Christian Grimm, Sven G Meuth, Florian Lesage
Recombinant TWIK2 channels produce weak basal background K(+) currents. Current amplitudes depend on the animal species the channels have been isolated from and on the heterologous system used for their re-expression. Here we show that this variability is due to a unique cellular trafficking. We identified three different sequence signals responsible for the preferential expression of TWIK2 in the Lamp1-positive lysosomal compartment. Sequential inactivation of tyrosine-based (Y308ASIP) and di-leucine-like (E266LILL and D282EDDQVDIL) trafficking motifs progressively abolishes the targeting of TWIK2 to lysosomes, and promotes its functional relocation at the plasma membrane...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346390/the-effect-and-mechanism-of-transdermal-penetration-enhancement-of-fu-s-cupping-therapy-new-physical-penetration-technology-for-transdermal-administration-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-characteristics
#11
Wei-Jie Xie, Yong-Ping Zhang, Jian Xu, Xiao-Bo Sun, Fang-Fang Yang
BACKGROUND: In this paper, a new type of physical penetration technology for transdermal administration with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) characteristics is presented. Fu's cupping therapy (FCT), was established and studied using in vitro and in vivo experiments and the penetration effect and mechanism of FCT physical penetration technology was preliminarily discussed. METHODS: With 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methylindole-3-ylacetic acid (indomethacin, IM) as a model drug, the establishment of high, medium, and low references was completed for the chemical permeation system via in vitro transdermal tests...
March 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325748/halogenated-ether-alcohol-and-alkane-anesthetics-activate-task-3-tandem-pore-potassium-channels-likely-through-a-common-mechanism
#12
Anita Luethy, James D Boghosian, Rithu Srikantha, Joseph F Cotten
The TWIK-related acid-sensitive potassium channel 3 (TASK-3; KCNK9) tandem pore potassium channel function is activated by halogenated anesthetics through binding at a putative anesthetic-binding cavity. To understand the pharmacologic requirements for TASK-3 activation, we studied the concentration-response of TASK-3 to several anesthetics (isoflurane, desflurane, sevoflurane, halothane, α-chloralose, 2,2,2-trichloroethanol [TCE], and chloral hydrate), to ethanol, and to a panel of halogenated methanes and alcohols...
June 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258564/the-evolutionary-aspects-of-aquaporin-family
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Kenichi Ishibashi, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Yasuko Tanaka
Aquaporins (AQPs ) are a family of transmembrane proteins present in almost all species including virus. They are grossly divided into three subfamilies based on the sequence around a highly conserved pore-forming NPA motif: (1) classical water -selective AQP (CAQP), (2) glycerol -permeable aquaglyceroporin (AQGP) and (3) AQP super-gene channel, superaquaporin (SAQP). AQP is composed of two tandem repeats of conserved three transmembrane domains and a NPA motif. AQP ancestors probably started in prokaryotes by the duplication of half AQP genes to be diversified into CAQPs or AQGPs by evolving a subfamily-specific carboxyl-terminal NPA motif...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193058/development-of-a-biocompatible-in-tube-solid-phase-microextraction-device-a-sensitive-approach-for-direct-analysis-of-single-drops-of-complex-matrixes
#14
Hamed Piri-Moghadam, Sofia Lendor, Janusz Pawliszyn
The aim of the current study is to develop a sensitive solid-phase microextraction (SPME) device for direct and rapid analysis of untreated complex matrixes (i.e., single drop of the samples, V ≤ 2 μL). A thin layer of a biocompatible nanostructured polypyrrole (PPy) was electrochemically deposited inside a medical grade spinal needle, minimizing the matrix effect. Microsampling was facilitated by loading the sample inside the in-tube SPME device (withdraw of sample via plunger), where extraction was performed under static conditions...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185621/an-alternative-perspective-of-hollow-fiber-mediated-extraction-bundled-hollow-fiber-array-liquid-phase-microextraction-with-sonication-assisted-desorption-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-determination-of-estrogens-in-aqueous-matrices
#15
Shalene Xue Lin Goh, Hian Kee Lee
A bundled hollow fiber array (BHF)-liquid-phase microextraction (LPME) approach has been developed for the ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometric determination of estrone, 17β-estradiol, estriol, and 17α-ethinylestradiol. The BHF was dipped in n-octanol to impregnate only the wall pores of the hollow fibers without deliberate loading of extractant solvent in the lumens, before placing it in the sample for extraction. Parameters influencing extraction efficiency, such as number of bundled hollow fibers, type of extraction and desorption solvent, agitation mode, extraction temperature and duration, and the salting out effect were examined...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097273/integration-of-multiple-active-sites-on-large-pore-mesoporous-silica-for-enantioselective-tandem-reactions
#16
Xuelin Xia, Jingjing Meng, Hanxin Wu, Tanyu Cheng, Guohua Liu
Facile construction of a multifunctional heterogeneous catalyst through the assembly of Au/carbene and chiral ruthenium/diamine dual complexes in large-pore mesoporous silica was developed. This enables an efficient one-pot hydration-asymmetric transfer hydrogenation enantioselective tandem reaction of haloalkynes, affording chiral halohydrins with up to 99% enantioselectivity. Combined multifunctionalities, such as substrate-promoted silanol-functionality, BF4(-) anion-bonding gold/carbene and covalent-bonding chiral ruthenium/diamine active centers, contributed cooperatively to the catalytic performance...
January 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077236/high-resolution-ultrahigh-pressure-long-column-reversed-phase-liquid-chromatography-for-top-down-proteomics
#17
Yufeng Shen, Nikola Tolić, Paul D Piehowski, Anil K Shukla, Sangtae Kim, Rui Zhao, Yi Qu, Errol Robinson, Richard D Smith, Ljiljana Paša-Tolić
Separation of proteoforms for global intact protein analysis (i.e. top-down proteomics) has lagged well behind what is achievable for peptides in traditional bottom-up proteomic approach and is becoming a true bottle neck for top-down proteomics. Herein, we report use of long (≥1M) columns containing short alkyl (C1-C4) bonded phases to achieve high-resolution RPLC for separation of proteoforms. At a specific operation pressure limit (i.e., 96.5MPa or 14Kpsi used in this work), column length was found to be the most important factor for achieving maximal resolution separation of proteins when 1...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058697/macro-scale-model-study-of-a-tunable-drug-dispensation-mechanism-for-controlled-drug-delivery-in-potential-wound-healing-applications
#18
Mariam Mir, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali
BACKGROUND: Auxetic materials tend to exhibit stretching in the direction of the applied load as well as in the perpendicular direction. This may be an inherent property of the material, or it might be a particular structural characteristic that confers it with auxetic properties. In this study, the auxetic properties of a rotating squares auxetic design were utilized in tandem with a stretching mechanism to manufacture a device that offers the advantages of adjustable pore size and hence tunable drug delivery characteristics...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987026/phosphoproteomics-of-colon-cancer-metastasis-comparative-mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-the-isogenic-primary-and-metastatic-cell-lines-sw480-and-sw620
#19
Alissa J Schunter, Xiaoshan Yue, Amanda B Hummon
The contributions of phosphorylation-mediated signaling networks to colon cancer metastasis are poorly defined. To interrogate constitutive signaling alterations in cancer progression, the global phosphoproteomes of patient-matched SW480 (primary colon tumor origin) and SW620 (lymph node metastasis) cell lines were compared with TiO2 and immobilized metal affinity chromatography phosphopeptide enrichment followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Network analysis of the significantly altered phosphosites revealed differential regulation in cellular adhesion, mitosis, and messenger RNA translational machinery...
March 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610039/damgo-modulates-two-pore-domain-k-channels-in-the-substantia-gelatinosa-neurons-of-rat-spinal-cord
#20
Pyung Sun Cho, Han Kyu Lee, Sang Hoon Lee, Jay Zoon Im, Sung Jun Jung
The analgesic mechanism of opioids is known to decrease the excitability of substantia gelatinosa (SG) neurons receiving the synaptic inputs from primary nociceptive afferent fiber by increasing inwardly rectifying K(+) current. In this study, we examined whether a µ-opioid agonist, [D-Ala2,N-Me-Phe4, Gly5-ol]-enkephalin (DAMGO), affects the two-pore domain K(+) channel (K2P) current in rat SG neurons using a slice whole-cell patch clamp technique. Also we confirmed which subtypes of K2P channels were associated with DAMGO-induced currents, measuring the expression of K2P channel in whole spinal cord and SG region...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
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