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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319219/interface-defect-tuneable-macro-and-micro-photoluminescence-behaviours-of-trivalent-europium-ions-in-electrospun-zro2-zno-porous-nanobelts
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Yanzhe Mao, Jinglong Bai, Mingxiang Zhang, Hao Zhao, Gengzhi Sun, Xiaojun Pan, Zhenxing Zhang, Jinyuan Zhou, Erqing Xie
It was demonstrated that suitable interfaces between two materials can enhance the separation of photogenerated carriers. In this study, ZrO2/ZnO interfaces with type I structure were designed and prepared by the electrospinning technique. The obtained ZrO2/ZnO:Eu(3+) (ZZOE) composites are highly porous in the form of nanobelts with width of 600-700 nm, comprising ZnO and ZrO2 nanocrystals, and the Eu doping can hinder the t-m phase transition of ZrO2. By tuning the annealing temperature, the inner stress and defects can be well controlled to improve the photoluminescence (PL) of the ZZOE porous nanobelts...
March 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317720/non-destructive-determination-and-visualisation-of-insoluble-and-soluble-dietary-fibre-contents-in-fresh-cut-celeries-during-storage-periods-using-hyperspectral-imaging-technique
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Ling Yan, Chuanwu Xiong, Hao Qu, Changhong Liu, Wei Chen, Lei Zheng
The feasibility of using hyperspectral imaging technique to non-destructively determine insoluble dietary fibre (IDF) and soluble dietary fibre (SDF) contents in fresh-cut celeries and visualise their spatial distribution during 28-day storage periods was investigated. Genetic synergy interval partial least square (GA-Si-PLS) algorithm was developed to establish calibration model, which, superior to the PLS and Si-PLS developed models, achieved the prediction performance with Rp of 0.9638 and 0.9756, and RMSEP of 1...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317349/-gene-mutational-analyses-of-the-cathepsin-c-gene-in-families-with-papillon-lef%C3%A3-vre-syndrome
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Chen Yuanjiao, Li Chen-Jun
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the gene mutational characteristics of cathepsin C (CTSC) gene in a Chinese patient with Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS), then further confirm the genetic basis for the phenotype of PLS, and obtain genetic information that can be used as guide in the diagnosis and treatment of PLS. METHODS: With their consent, peripheral blood samples were obtained from the proband and his family members (his parents and older sister) for genomic DNA extraction...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315295/proton-nmr-metabolic-profiling-of-csf-reveals-distinct-differentiation-of-meningitis-from-negative-controls
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Tanushri Chatterji, Suruchi Singh, Manodeep Sen, Ajai Kumar Singh, Gaurav Raj Agarwal, Deepak Kumar Singh, Janmejai Kumar Srivastava, Alka Singh, Rajendra Nath Srivastava, Raja Roy
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an essential bio-fluid of the central nervous system (CNS), playing a vital role in the protection of CNS and performing neuronal function regulation. The chemical composition of CSF varies during onset of meningitis, neurodegenerative disorders (positive controls) and in traumatic cases (negative controls). METHODS: The study design was broadly categorized into meningitis cases, negative controls and positive controls. Further differentiation among the three groups was carried out using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) followed by supervised Partial Least Square Discriminant Analysis (PLS-DA)...
March 14, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314466/gc-ms-based-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-longitudinal-study-identification-of-2-and-3-hydroxybutyrate-as-potential-prognostic-biomarkers
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Danuta Dudzik, Marcin Zorawski, Mariusz Skotnicki, Wieslaw Zarzycki, Antonia García, Santiago Angulo, M Paz Lorenzo, Coral Barbas, M Pilar Ramos
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) causes severe short- and long-term complications for the mother, fetus and neonate, including type 2-diabetes (T2DM) later in life. In this pilot study, GC-Q/MS analysis was applied for plasma metabolomics fingerprinting of 24 healthy and 24 women with GDM at different stages of gestation (second and third trimester) and postpartum (one and three months). Multivariate (unsupervised and supervised) statistical analysis was performed to investigate variance in the data, identify outliers and for unbiased assessment of data quality...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302016/validation-of-tzd-scaffold-as-potential-aris-pharmacophore-modelling-atom-based-3d-qsar-and-docking-studies
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Lalita Dahiya, Manoj Kumar Mahapatra, Ramandeep Kaur, Vipin Kumar, Manoj Kumar
Metabolic disorders associated with diabetic patients are a serious concern. Aldose reductase (ALR2) has been identified as first rate-limiting enzyme in the polyol pathway which catalyzes the reduction of glucose to sorbitol. It represents one of the validated targets to develop potential new chemical entities for the prevention and subsequent progression of microvascular diabetic complications. In order to further understand the intricate structural prerequisites of molecules to act as ALR2 inhibitors, ligand-based pharmacophore model, atom-based 3D-QSAR and structure based drug design studies have been performed on a series of 2,4-thiazolidinedione derivatives with ALR2 inhibitory activity...
March 15, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301258/maldi-mass-spectrometry-reveals-that-cumulus-cells-modulate-the-lipid-profile-of-in-vitro-matured-bovine-oocytes
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Alessandra A Vireque, Alessandra Tata, Katia Roberta A Belaz, João Gabriel V Grázia, Fábio N Santos, Daniel R Arnold, Andrea C Basso, Marcos N Eberlin, Marcos Felipe Silva-de-Sá, Rui A Ferriani, Ana Carolina J Sá Rosa-E-Silva
The influence of cumulus cells (CC) on the lipid profile of bovine oocytes matured in two different lipid sources was investigated. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) or denuded oocytes (DO) were matured in tissue culture medium (TCM) supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS) or serum substitute supplement (SSS). Lipid profiles of TCM, serum supplements, immature CC and oocyte (IO), and in vitro-matured oocytes from COC and DO were then analyzed by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and submitted to partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300144/fast-detection-of-tobacco-mosaic-virus-infected-tobacco-using-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy
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Jiyu Peng, Kunlin Song, Hongyan Zhu, Wenwen Kong, Fei Liu, Tingting Shen, Yong He
Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is one of the most devastating viruses to crops, which can cause severe production loss and affect the quality of products. In this study, we have proposed a novel approach to discriminate TMV-infected tobacco based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). Two different kinds of tobacco samples (fresh leaves and dried leaf pellets) were collected for spectral acquisition, and partial least squared discrimination analysis (PLS-DA) was used to establish classification models based on full spectrum and observed emission lines...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299975/targeted-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics-differentiates-metabolic-syndrome-from-obesity
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Fanyi Zhong, Mengyang Xu, Richard S Bruno, Kevin D Ballard, Jiangjiang Zhu
Both obesity and the metabolic syndrome are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Identification of novel biomarkers are needed to distinguish metabolic syndrome from equally obese individuals in order to direct them to early interventions that reduce their risk of developing further health problems. We utilized mass spectrometry-based targeted metabolic profiling of 221 metabolites to evaluate the associations between metabolite profiles and established metabolic syndrome criteria (i...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298257/the-diagnostic-advantage-of-eob-mr-imaging-over-ct-in-the-detection-of-liver-metastasis-in-patients-with-potentially-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Takaaki Ito, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryo Ashida, Takeshi Aramaki, Masahiro Endo, Katsuhiko Uesaka
BACKGROUND: Liver metastases (LMs) are sometimes diagnosed intraoperatively, even when multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) reveals no LM in the staging of pancreatic cancer (PC). Gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MR imaging) may have a role to play in the detection of LM. METHODS: The present study included a total of 201 patients who underwent an EOB-MR imaging examination before undergoing surgical resection for pancreatic cancer that was determined to be radiologically-resectable by MDCT...
March 8, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297799/-a-serum-lipidomic-study-of-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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R X Yang, C X Hu, Y Q Mi, W L Sun, G Y Chen, Q Pan, F Shen, G W Xu, J G Fan
Objective: To investigate the serum lipidomic profile in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and to analyze the lipid metabolism characteristics of NAFLD. Methods: The subjects were divided into control group (23 patients) and pathologically confirmed NAFLD group (42 patients), and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was used to measure serum lipidomic metabolites. The partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) model was established to analyze the differences in lipid metabolism with reference to the univariate analysis...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292831/reduction-of-ether-type-glycerophospholipids-plasmalogens-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-leading-to-microglial-activation
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Md Shamim Hossain, Yuichi Abe, Fatma Ali, Mohammed Youssef, Masanori Honsho, Yukio Fujiki, Toshihiko Katafuchi
Neuroinflammation characterized by activation of glial cells is observed in various neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although the reduction of ether-type glycerophospholipids, plasmalogens (Pls), in the brain is reported in AD patients, the mechanism of the reduction and its impact on neuroinflammation remained elusive. In the present study, we found for the first time that various inflammatory stimuli reduced the Pls levels in the murine glial cells via NF-κB activation which then down-regulated a Pls synthesizing enzyme, glycerone phosphate O-acyltransferase (Gnpat) through the increased c-Myc recruitment onto the Gnpat promoter...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290370/calibration-strategies-for-the-direct-determination-of-ca-k-and-mg-in-commercial-samples-of-powdered-milk-and-solid-dietary-supplements-using-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-libs
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Amanda Dos Santos Augusto, Paulo Lopes Barsanelli, Fabiola Manhas Verbi Pereira, Edenir Rodrigues Pereira-Filho
This study describes the application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for the direct determination of Ca, K and Mg in powdered milk and solid dietary supplements. The following two calibration strategies were applied: (i) use of the samples to calculate calibration models (milk) and (ii) use of sample mixtures (supplements) to obtain a calibration curve. In both cases, reference values obtained from inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP OES) after acid digestion were used...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290365/metabolomic-profiling-delineate-taste-qualities-of-tea-leaf-pubescence
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Mingzhi Zhu, Na Li, Ming Zhao, Wenliang Yu, Jian-Lin Wu
The amount of pubescence on leaf epidermis is an important morphological marker for the quality of green tea, and the tea with plenty of pubescence is generally recognized as having a better taste. However, there is no systematic study on chemical compositions of tea leaf pubescence. The contributions of pubescence to taste properties are far from clear. In this research, 114 components were identified from the tea leaf pubescence of yunkang 10, a broad-leaf tea cultivar with plenty leaf pubescence, for the first time with a non-targeted metabolomics approach using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF-MS)...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287421/in-depth-lipidomic-analysis-of-molecular-species-of-triacylglycerides-diacylglycerides-glycerophospholipids-and-sphingolipids-of-buttermilk-by-gc-ms-fid-hplc-elsd-and-uplc-qtof-ms
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Pilar Castro-Gómez, Olimpio Montero, Javier Fontecha
Buttermilk, a byproduct of butter manufacturing, has gained considerable attention due to its high concentration of polar lipids as phospho- and sphingolipids from the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM). These polar lipids (PLs) are essential components of all cellular membranes and exert a variety of indispensable metabolic, neurological, and intracellular signaling processes. Despite its importance, there are few research studies that report a comprehensive characterization of the lipid molecular species of MFGM that could contribute to a better understanding of their putative healthful activities...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287417/the-effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-formula-mkg-on-allergic-asthma-by-regulating-lung-and-plasma-metabolic-alternations
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Meng Yu, Hong-Mei Jia, Feng-Xia Cui, Yong Yang, Yang Zhao, Mao-Hua Yang, Zhong-Mei Zou
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airway and is characterized by airway remodeling, hyperresponsiveness, and shortness of breath. Modified Kushen Gancao Formula (mKG), derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicines (TCM), has been demonstrated to have good therapeutic effects on experimental allergic asthma. However, its anti-asthma mechanism remains currently unknown. In the present work, metabolomics studies of biochemical changes in the lung tissue and plasma of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma mice with mKG treatment were performed using ultra high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF/MS)...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286320/earwax-a-neglected-body-secretion-or-a-step-ahead-in-clinical-diagnosis-a-pilot-study
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Engy Shokry, Anselmo Elcana de Oliveira, Melissa Ameloti Gomes Avelino, Mariana Moreira de Deus, Nelson Roberto Antoniosi Filho
This work combines the advantages of volatile metabolites profiling as a young growing research field with a non-invasive sampling technique using earwax "a neglected body secretion" for detection and monitoring of biomarkers for diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2). Earwax samples were collected from 26 diabetic patients of both types, analyzed by headspace gas chromatography mass spectrometry and confronted to the volatile earwax composition of 33 healthy individuals. Data mining analysis was conducted using different models to discriminate the healthy individuals from the diabetic patients and to discriminate between both types of diabetes as well...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284157/calibration-sets-selection-strategy-for-the-construction-of-robust-pls-models-for-prediction-of-biodiesel-diesel-blends-physico-chemical-properties-using-nir-spectroscopy
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Anna Palou, Aira Miró, Marcelo Blanco, Rafael Larraz, José Francisco Gómez, Teresa Martínez, Josep Maria González, Manel Alcalà
Even when the feasibility of using near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy combined with partial least squares (PLS) regression for prediction of physico-chemical properties of biodiesel/diesel blends has been widely demonstrated, inclusion in the calibration sets of the whole variability of diesel samples from diverse production origins still remains as an important challenge when constructing the models. This work presents a useful strategy for the systematic selection of calibration sets of samples of biodiesel/diesel blends from diverse origins, based on a binary code, principal components analysis (PCA) and the Kennard-Stones algorithm...
March 3, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278537/paliperidone-long-acting-plasma-level-monitoring-and-a-new-method-of-evaluation-of-clinical-stability
#19
Massimo Carlo Mauri, Silvia Paletta, Chiara Di Pace, Alessandra Reggiori, Chiara Rovera, Alessio Fiorentini, Carlo Alfredo Altamura
The second generation long-acting antipsychotics can be a pharmacologic strategy, both in the early phase of illness and in the case of low compliance. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and tolerability of one monthly injection of paliperidone palmitate (PP1M), paliperidone plasma levels (PLs), and the clinical outcome. 21 outpatients, affected by Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder, were recruited. PP1M started with 150 mg on day 1 and 100 mg on day 8. Following patients were given a dosage ranging from 50 mg to 150 mg every 28 days...
March 9, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277337/biomarkers-of-environmental-enteric-dysfunction-among-children-in-rural-bangladesh
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Rebecca K Campbell, Kerry Schulze, Saijuddin Shaikh, Sucheta Mehra, Hasmot Ali, Lee Wu, Rubhana Raqib, Sarah Baker, Alain Labrique, Keith P West, Parul Christian
OBJECTIVES: Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) may inhibit growth and development in low- and middle-income countries, but available assessment methodologies limit its study. In rural Bangladesh, we measured EED using the widely-used lactulose mannitol ratio (L:M) test and a panel of intestinal and systemic health biomarkers to evaluate convergence among biomarkers and describe risk factors for EED. METHODS: In 539 18-month-old children finishing participation in a randomized food supplementation trial, serum, stool and urine collected after lactulose and mannitol dosing were analyzed for biomarkers of intestinal absorption, inflammation, permeability and repair, and systemic inflammation...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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