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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728408/evaluation-of-trace-mineral-source-and-preharvest-deletion-of-trace-minerals-from-finishing-diets-on-tissue-mineral-status-in-pigs
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Y L Ma, Merlin D Lindemann, Sharon F Webb, Gregg Rentfrow
Objective: An experiment was conducted to evaluate dietary supplemental trace mineral source and deletion on mineral content in tissues. Methods: Weanling crossbred pigs [n = 144; 72 barrows and 72 gilts; body weight (BW) = 7.4 ± 1.05 kg] were used. A basal diet was prepared, and trace mineral premix containing either inorganic (ITM) or organic (OTM) trace minerals (Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn) was added to the basal diet. Pigs were blocked by sex and BW and randomly allotted to 24 pens for a total of 6 pigs per pen, and fed a diet containing either ITM or OTM supplemented at the 1998 NRC requirement estimates for each of 5 BW phases (Phase I to V) from 7 to 120 kg...
July 6, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728124/thin-ferrihydrite-sediment-capping-sequestrates-phosphorus-experiencing-redox-conditions-in-a-shallow-temperate-lacustrine-wetland
#2
Yuanchun Zou, Michael R Grace, Keryn L Roberts, Xiaofei Yu
Synthesized ferrihydrite (Fh) with the dosages of 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 cm thickness (labeled as Fh, 2Fh and 3Fh respectively, equivalent to 248-774 g/m(2)) were deployed to serve as the reactive capping layer covering the Ornamental Lake sediments, the Royal Botanic Garden of Melbourne. The sediments were exposed to an alternating regime of oxic/anoxic conditions using laboratory reactors for 45 days. Dynamics of dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, filterable reactive phosphorus (FRP), filterable ammonium (NH4(+)), nitrate and nitrite (NOx), total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) and dissolved iron (Fe) of overlying water were examined...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728116/response-of-soil-physico-chemical-properties-to-restoration-approaches-and-submergence-in-the-water-level-fluctuation-zone-of-the-danjiangkou-reservoir-china
#3
Xiao Shu, KeRong Zhang, QuanFa Zhang, WeiBo Wang
With the completion of the Danjiangkou Dam, the impoundment and drainage of dams can significantly alter shorelines, hydrological regime, and sediment and can result in the loss of soil and original riparian vegetation. Revegetation may affect soil properties and have broad important implications both for ecological services and soil recovery. In this work, we investigated the soil properties under different restoration approaches, and before and after submergence in the water level fluctuation zone (WLFZ) of the Danjiangkou Reservoir...
July 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728043/autofocus-on-moving-object-in-scanning-electron-microscope
#4
Andrey V Kudryavtsev, Sounkalo Dembélé, Nadine Piat
The sharpness of the images coming from a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is a very important property for many computer vision applications at micro- and nanoscale. It represents how much object details are distinctive in the images: the object may be perceived sharp or blurred. Image sharpness highly depends on the value of focal distance, or working distance in the case of the SEM. Autofocus is the technique allowing to automatically adjust the working distance to maximize the sharpness. Most of the existing algorithms allows working only with a static object which is enough for the tasks of visualization, manual microanalysis or microcharacterization...
July 12, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728004/effects-of-aspect-ratio-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-coal-washery-waste-water-treatment
#5
Ahmed Aliyu, Ishaq Kariim, Saka Ambali Abdulkareem
The dependency of adsorption behaviour on the aspect ratio of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been explored. In this study, effect of growth temperature on yield and aspect ratio of MWCNTs by catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) method is reported. The result revealed that yield and aspect ratio of synthesised MWCNTs strongly depend on the growth temperature during CCVD operation. The resulting MWCNTs were characterized by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques to determine it diameter, hydrodynamic diameter and crystallinity respectively...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727441/adsorption-induced-changes-of-human-hemoglobin-on-ferric-pyrophosphate-nanoparticle-surface-probed-by-isotope-exchange-mass-spectrometry-an-implication-on-structure-function-correlation
#6
Bindu Y Srinivasu, Beena Bose, Gopa Mitra, Anura V Kurpad, Amit Kumar Mandal
In general, proteins in the biological system interact with nanoparticles (NPs) via adsorption on the particle surface. Understanding the adsorption at molecular level is crucial to explore NP-protein interactions. The increasing concerns about the risk to human health on NP exposure have been explored through the discovery of a handful protein biomarkers and biochemical analysis. However, detailed information on structural perturbation and associated functional changes of proteins on interaction with NPs is limited...
July 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727296/chitosan-fe-iii-complex-as-a-phosphate-chelator-in-uraemic-rats-a-novel-treatment-option
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Wander Barros do Carmo, Bárbara Bruna Abreu Castro, Clóvis Antônio Rodrigues, Melani Ribeiro Custódio, Helady Sanders-Pinheiro
Phosphate retention and hyperphosphataemia are associated with increased mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We tested the use of cross-linked iron chitosan III (CH-FeCl) as a potential phosphate chelator in rats with CKD. We evaluated 96 animals, divided equally into 4 groups (control, CKD, CH-FeCl, and CKD/CH-FeCl), over 7 weeks. We induced CKD by feeding animals an adenine-enriched diet (0.75% in the first 4 weeks and 0.1% in the following 3 weeks). We administered 30 mg/kg daily of the test polymer, by gavage, from the third week until the end of the study...
July 20, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727083/influence-of-feed-efficiency-classification-and-growing-and-finishing-diet-type-on-meat-tenderness-attributes-of-beef-steers
#8
C P Blank, J Russell, S M Lonergan, S L Hansen
Enhancing feed efficiency (FE) in cattle continues to be an important goal in the beef industry. Previous research suggests improving FE may alter calpain system activity, potentially having negative effects on meat tenderness. The objective of this study was to assess the potential influence of beef cattle FE on postmortem meat tenderness. During the growing phase, 181 crossbred steers were fed for 76 d at the University of Missouri on a whole shell corn-based diet (MU-Corn; = 90) or a roughage-based diet (MU-Rough; = 91)...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727063/effect-of-dietary-fiber-and-diet-particle-size-on-nutrient-digestibility-and-gastrointestinal-secretory-function-in-growing-pigs
#9
M Saqui-Salces, Z Luo, P E Urriola, B J Kerr, G C Shurson
Reduction of diet particle size (PS) increases feed efficiency due to an increase in the apparent total tract (ATTD) of GE. However, other effects of PS on the gut secretory function are not known. Therefore, the objective of this experiment was to measure the effect of diet composition (DC) and PS on nutrient digestibility, gastrointestinal hormones, total bile acids (TBA), total cholesterol and glucose concentrations in plasma of finishing pigs ( = 8/diet). Pigs were fed finely (374 ± 29 µm) or coarsely (631 ± 35 µm) ground corn-soybean meal (CSB), CSB + 35% corn dried distillers' grains with solubles (DDGS), and CSB with 21% soybean hulls (SBH) diets for 49 d...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726949/spin-reversal-energy-barriers-of-305-k-for-fe-2-d-6-ions-with-linear-ligand-coordination
#10
Lei Xu, Ziba Zangeneh, Ravi Yadav, Stanislav Avdoshenko, Jeroen van den Brink, Anton Jesche, Liviu Hozoi
A remarkably large magnetic anisotropy energy of 305 K is computed by quantum chemistry methods for divalent Fe(2+) d(6) substitutes at Li-ion sites with D6h point-group symmetry within the solid-state matrix of Li3N. This is similar to values calculated by the same approach and confirmed experimentally for linearly coordinated monovalent Fe(1+) d(7) species, among the largest so far in the research area of single-molecule magnets. Our ab initio results therefore mark a new exciting exploration path in the search for superior single-molecule magnets, rooted in the configuration of d(6) transition-metal ions with linear or quasilinear nearest-neighbor coordination...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726936/dithiolato-and-halogenido-bridged-nickel-iron-complexes-related-to-the-active-site-of-nife-h2ases-preparation-structures-and-electrocatalytic-h2-production
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Li-Cheng Song, Xiao-Feng Han, Wei Chen, Jia-Peng Li, Xu-Yong Wang
A new series of the structural and functional models for the active site of [NiFe]-H2ases has been prepared by a simple and convenient synthetic route. Thus, treatment of diphosphines RN(PPh2)2 (1a, R = p-MeC6H4CH2; 1b, R = EtO2CCH2) with an equimolar NiCl2·6H2O, NiBr2·3H2O, and NiI2 in refluxing CH2Cl2/MeOH or EtOH gave the mononuclear Ni complexes RN(PPh2)2NiX2 (2a, R = p-MeC6H4CH2, X = Cl; 2b, R = EtO2CCH2, X = Cl; 3a, R = p-MeC6H4CH2, X = Br; 3b, R = EtO2CCH2, X = Br; 4a, R = p-MeC6H4CH2, X = I; 4b, R = EtO2CCH2, X = I) in 67-97% yields...
July 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726913/mechanistic-insights-into-dioxygen-activation-oxygen-atom-exchange-and-substrate-epoxidation-by-asqj-dioxygenase-from-quantum-mechanical-molecular-mechanical-calculations
#12
Xudan Song, Jiarui Lu, Wenzhen Lai
Herein, we use in-protein quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) calculations to elucidate the mechanism of dioxygen activation, oxygen atom exchange and substrate epoxidation processes by AsqJ, an Fe(II)/α-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase (α-KGD) using a 2-His-1-Asp facial triad. Our results demonstrated that the whole reaction proceeds through a quintet surface. The dioxygen activation by AsqJ leads to a quintet penta-coordinated Fe(IV)-oxo species, which has a square pyramidal geometry with the oxo group trans to His134...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726893/diverse-polarization-bi-stability-in-ferroelectric-tunnel-junctions-due-to-the-effects-of-the-electrode-and-strain-an-ab-initio-study
#13
G L Jiang, W J Chen, Biao Wang, Jian Shao, Yue Zheng
Both electrodes and substrates are factors of great significance for the performance of ferroelectric tunnel junctions (FTJs) in designing functional nanodevices. To provide a comprehensive view on the polarization stability in FTJs due to the effects of an electrode and a substrate misfit strain, in this work we calculated more than 1000 FTJ structures by utilizing an ab initio density functional theory (DFT) method, via changing the symmetry of the FTJ structure (i.e., both asymmetric and symmetric FTJs), electrodes (including Au, Ag, Cu, Pt, Co, Fe, and SrRuO3), barrier thickness (ranging from 2 to 10 unit cells), polarization direction (both positive and negative polarizations) and epitaxial strain (i...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726794/biological-iron-sulfur-storage-in-a-thioferrate-protein-nanoparticle
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Brian J Vaccaro, Sonya M Clarkson, James F Holden, Dong-Woo Lee, Chang-Hao Wu, Farris L Poole Ii, Julien J H Cotelesage, Mark J Hackett, Sahel Mohebbi, Jingchuan Sun, Huilin Li, Michael K Johnson, Graham N George, Michael W W Adams
Iron-sulfur clusters are ubiquitous in biology and function in electron transfer and catalysis. They are assembled from iron and cysteine sulfur on protein scaffolds. Iron is typically stored as iron oxyhydroxide, ferrihydrite, encapsulated in 12 nm shells of ferritin, which buffers cellular iron availability. Here we have characterized IssA, a protein that stores iron and sulfur as thioferrate, an inorganic anionic polymer previously unknown in biology. IssA forms nanoparticles reaching 300 nm in diameter and is the largest natural metalloprotein complex known...
July 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726750/properties-of-cement-mortar-and-ultra-high-strength-concrete-incorporating-graphene-oxide-nanosheets
#15
Liulei Lu, Dong Ouyang
In this work, the effect of graphene oxide nanosheet (GONS) additives on the properties of cement mortar and ultra-high strength concrete (UHSC) is reported. The resulting GONS-cement composites were easy to prepare and exhibited excellent mechanical properties. However, their fluidity decreased with increasing GONS content. The UHSC specimens were prepared with various amounts of GONSs (0-0.03% by weight of cement). Results indicated that using 0.01% by weight of cement GONSs caused a 7.82% in compressive strength after 28 days of curing...
July 20, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726727/in-vitro-quantified-determination-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-42-peptides-a-biomarker-of-neuro-degenerative-disorders-in-pbs-and-human-serum-using-a-simple-cost-effective-thin-gold-film-biosensor
#16
Yifan Dai, Alireza Molazemhosseini, Chung Chiun Liu
A simple in vitro biosensor for the detection of β-amyloid 42 in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and undiluted human serum was fabricated and tested based on our platform sensor technology. The bio-recognition mechanism of this biosensor was based on the effect of the interaction between antibody and antigen of β-amyloid 42 to the redox couple probe of K₄Fe(CN)₆ and K₃Fe(CN)₆. Differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) served as the transduction mechanism measuring the current output derived from the redox coupling reaction...
July 20, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726702/photodegradation-of-the-benzothiostrobin-in-solution-and-on-soil-and-glass-surface
#17
Zihao Zhou, Yu Yang, Zhangyu Zheng, Minghua Wang
The photolytic characteristics of benzothiostrobin were investigated in solution and on soil and glass surface. The main influence factors such as initial concentration, organic solvent and the aqueous environmental substances, including NO2(-), NO3(-), Fe(2+), Fe(3+), H2O2 and turbidity were investigated. Three photodegradation products of benzothiostrobin were identified by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). The photodegradation rates of benzothiostrobin increased with decreasing initial concentration of benzothiostrobin...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726524/subnanomolar-indazole-5-carboxamide-inhibitors-of-monoamine-oxidase-b-mao-b-continued-indications-of-iron-binding-experimental-evidence-for-optimised-solubility-and-brain-penetration
#18
Nikolay T Tzvetkov, Liudmil Antonov
Pharmacological and physicochemical studies of N-unsubstituted indazole-5-carboxamides (subclass I) and their structurally optimised N1-methylated analogues (subclass II), initially developed as drug and radioligand candidates for the treatment and diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD), are presented. The compounds are highly brain permeable, selective, reversible, and competitive monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors with improved water-solubility and subnanomolar potency (pIC50 >8.8). Using a well-validated, combined X-ray/modelling technology platform, we performed a semi-quantitative analysis of the binding modes of all compounds and investigated the role of the indazole N1 position for their MAO-B inhibitory activity...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726412/fe-ii-catalyzed-isomerization-of-4-vinylisoxazoles-into-pyrroles
#19
Ekaterina E Galenko, Vladimir A Bodunov, Alexey V Galenko, Mikhail Sergeevich Novikov, Alexander F Khlebnikov
The first synthesis of pyrroles by Fe(II)-catalyzed isomerization of 4-vinylisoxazoles is reported. 5-Alkoxy, amino and N,N-dialkylamino-3-aryl/alkyl-4-(2-R-vinyl)isoxazoles afford 2-aryl/alkyl-5-aryl/alkyl/methoxycarbonyl-1H-pyrrol-3-carboxylic acid derivatives typically under mild conditions with cheap and available FeCl2·4H2O as a catalyst. The isomerization of 5-alkoxy/amino-3-arylisoxazoles, bearing unsaturated carbo and heterocyclic substituents at the position 4, gives the corresponding fused pyrrolecarboxylic acid derivatives in high yields...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726221/redox-properties-of-humic-substances-under-different-environmental-conditions
#20
Wenyu Tian, Zhen Yang, Xue Zhang, Weifang Ma, Jie Jiang
Humic substances (HS) are one of the most important parts of dissolved organic matter which are ubiquitous in environments playing an important role in many (bio)geochemical processes. In order to define the effects of environmental conditions on the biological transformation of compounds in the presence of HS, microbial reduction rates of ferrihydrite under different HS concentrations, environmental temperature, and pH values were determined. The results showed that increasing the concentration of standard humic substances (Pahokee peat standard humic acids (PPHA) or Pahokee peat standard fulvic acids (PPFA)) purchased from the International Humic Substances Society could compensate for the certain gap of reduction rates between low temperature (10 °C) and high temperature (35 °C)...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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