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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820972/fluorescent-pseudorotaxanes-of-a-quinodicarbocyanine-dye-with-gamma-cyclodextrin
#1
Olivia M Bernstein, Tiffany E McGee, Lisa E Silzel, John W Silzel
Spectrophotometric titration of buffered solutions of gamma cyclodextrin (γCD) and 1,1'-diethyl,2,2'-dicarbocyanine (DDI) demonstrates extension of the known 1:2 host:guest complex to form a previously unreported 2:2 complex near the γCD solubility limit. Though DDI is predominantly hosted as a non-fluorescent H-aggregate, both complexes exist in respective equilibria with two secondary complexes hosting unaggregated DDI as 1:1 and 2:1 complexes. The 2:1 complex exhibits significant fluorescence emission, with a quantum yield six times that of DDI in organic solvents, but ten times lower than that of an analogous indodicarbocyanine...
August 3, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820949/association-between-patient-factors-and-outcome-of-synthetic-cartilage-implant-hemiarthroplasty-vs-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-arthrodesis-in-advanced-hallux-rigidus
#2
Andy Goldberg, Dishan Singh, Mark Glazebrook, Chris M Blundell, Gwyneth De Vries, Ian L D Le, Dominic Nielsen, M Elizabeth Pedersen, Anthony Sakellariou, Matthew Solan, Alastair S E Younger, Timothy R Daniels, Judith F Baumhauer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated data from a clinical trial of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) implant hemiarthroplasty and arthrodesis to determine the association between patient factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Patients ≥18 years with hallux rigidus grade 2, 3, or 4 were treated with synthetic cartilage implant MTPJ1 hemiarthroplasty or arthrodesis. Pain visual analog scale (VAS), Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) sports and activities of daily living (ADL) scores, and Short Form-36 Physical Function (SF-36 PF) subscore were obtained preoperatively, and at 2, 6, 12, 24, 52, and 104 weeks postoperatively...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820912/impact-of-novel-palmitoylated-prolactin-releasing-peptide-analogs-on-metabolic-changes-in-mice-with-diet-induced-obesity
#3
Veronika Pražienková, Martina Holubová, Helena Pelantová, Martina Bugáňová, Zdenko Pirník, Barbora Mikulášková, Andrea Popelová, Miroslava Blechová, Martin Haluzík, Blanka Železná, Marek Kuzma, Jaroslav Kuneš, Lenka Maletínská
Analogs of anorexigenic neuropeptides, such as prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP), have a potential as new anti-obesity drugs. In our previous study, palmitic acid attached to the N-terminus of PrRP enabled its central anorexigenic effects after peripheral administration. In this study, two linkers, γ-glutamic acid at Lys11 and a short, modified polyethylene glycol at the N-terminal Ser and/or Lys11, were applied for the palmitoylation of PrRP31 to improve its bioavailability. These analogs had a high affinity and activation ability to the PrRP receptor GPR10 and the neuropeptide FF2 receptor, as well as short-term anorexigenic effect similar to PrRP palmitoylated at the N-terminus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820793/codeine-plus-acetaminophen-for-pain-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-add-on-trial
#4
Vinicius B P Pereira, Renato Garcia, Andre A M Torricelli, Adriana Mukai, Samir J Bechara
BACKGROUND: Pain after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is significant, and the analgesic efficacy and safety of oral opioids in combination with acetaminophen has not been fully investigated in PRK trials. PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of codeine plus acetaminophen (paracetamol) versus placebo as an add-on therapy for pain control after PRK. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
August 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820742/spatial-valley-separation-in-strained-graphene-pn-junction
#5
HongYu Tian, Jun Wang
Valleytronics in analogy to spintronics aims to use the electron valley degree of freedom to carry and manipulate information, and one of urgent tasks in this field is to generate valley-polarized electrons. In this work, we propose using the electron focusing effect in a strained graphene pn junction to separate valleys spatially through a beam of valley-unpolarized electrons, since the strain-induced pseudo-gauge potentials are opposite for K and [Formula: see text] valleys and severely affect the trajectories of K and [Formula: see text] electron propagation...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820533/actinomycetes-still-a-source-of-novel-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Olga Genilloud
Covering: 2006 to 2017Actinomycetes have been, for decades, one of the most important sources for the discovery of new antibiotics with an important number of drugs and analogs successfully introduced in the market and still used today in clinical practice. The intensive antibacterial discovery effort that generated the large number of highly potent broad-spectrum antibiotics, has seen a dramatic decline in the large pharma industry in the last two decades resulting in a lack of new classes of antibiotics with novel mechanisms of action reaching the clinic...
August 18, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820278/does-additional-biceps-augmentation-improve-rotator-cuff-healing-and-clinical-outcomes-in-anterior-l-shaped-rotator-cuff-tears-clinical-comparisons-with-arthroscopic-partial-repair
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Yoon Sang Jeon, Juyeob Lee, Rag Gyu Kim, Young-Won Ko, Sang-Jin Shin
BACKGROUND: The repair of anterior L-shaped tears is usually difficult because of the lack of anterior rotator cuff tendon to cover the footprint. The biceps tendon is usually exposed from the retracted anterolateral corner of the torn tendon and can be easily used to augment rotator cuff repair. Hypothesis/Purpose: This study compared the clinical outcomes of the biceps augmentation technique with those of partial tendon repair for the arthroscopic treatment of large anterior L-shaped rotator cuff tears to evaluate the role of additional biceps augmentation in tendon healing...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820268/automated-transition-state-theory-calculations-for-high-throughput-kinetics
#8
Pierre L Bhoorasingh, Belinda L Slakman, Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan, Jason Y Cain, Richard Henry West
A scarcity of known chemical kinetic parameters leads to the use of many reaction rate estimates, which are not always sufficiently accurate, in the construction of detailed kinetic models. To reduce the reliance on these estimates and improve the accuracy of predictive kinetic models, we have developed a high-throughput, fully automated, reaction rate calculation method, AutoTST. The algorithm integrates automated saddle-point geometry search methods and a canonical transition state theory kinetics calculator...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820218/photophysical-characterization-and-time-resolved-spectroscopy-of-a-anthradithiophene-dimer-exploring-the-role-of-conformation-in-singlet-fission
#9
Jacob C Dean, Ruomeng Zhang, Rawad K Hallani, Ryan D Pensack, Samuel N Sanders, Daniel G Oblinsky, Sean R Parkin, Luis M Campos, John E Anthony, Gregory D Scholes
Quantitative singlet fission has been observed for a variety of acene derivatives such as tetracene and pentacene, and efforts to extend the library of singlet fission compounds is of current interest. Preliminary calculations suggest anthradithiophenes exhibit significant exothermicity between the first optically-allowed singlet state, S1, and 2 × T1 with an energy difference of >5000 cm(-1). Given the fulfillment of this ingredient for singlet fission, here we investigate the singlet fission capability of a difluorinated anthradithiophene dimer (2ADT) covalently linked by a (dimethylsilyl)ethane bridge and derivatized by triisobutylsilylethynyl (TIBS) groups...
August 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819977/nazarov-cyclization-and-tandem-4-2-cycloaddition-reactions-of-donor-acceptor-cyclopropanes
#10
Gangarajula Sudhakar, S K Mahesh, S Phani Babu Vemulapalli, Jagadeesh Babu Nanubolu
The development of aryl vinyl/divinyl donor-acceptor cyclopropanes (DACs) as novel Nazarov cyclization (NC) precursors is described. The 1,3-zwitterion, generated from DACs embedded in the divinyl framework, acts as a pentadienyl cation, a requisite for Nazarov cyclization. A cyclic allyl cation in the course of NC was trapped with external nucleophiles to provide an interrupted NC product. Indeed, an allyl cation in this reaction is analogous to a 1,4-zwitterion that on reaction with dipolarophiles provided an easy access to substituted pyrans with excellent yield and diastereoselectivity via NC followed by a formal [4 + 2] cycloaddition...
August 18, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819971/a-radical-based-synthesis-of-lingzhiol
#11
Lea-Marina Mehl, Martin E Maier
The polycyclic natural product lingzhiol [(±)-1] was synthesized from dimethoxytetralone 8 via cyclization of an intermediate benzylic radical, generated from spiroepoxide 14, onto an alkynyl substituent generating the tetracyclic compound 13 with an exocyclic double bond. After oxidative cleavage of the double bond of 13 and reduction of the keto function of 23, the correct diastereomer 12-syn was converted to lingzhiol (1) via known steps. In a similar manner, lingzhiol analog 39 was synthesized from 5-methoxy-tetralone (27)...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819640/slow-dynamics-of-electrons-at-a-metal-mott-insulator-boundary-in-an-organic-system-with-disorder
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Tetsuaki Itou, Eri Watanabe, Satoru Maegawa, Akiko Tajima, Naoya Tajima, Kazuya Kubo, Reizo Kato, Kazushi Kanoda
The Mott transition-a metal-insulator transition caused by repulsive Coulomb interactions between electrons-is a central issue in condensed matter physics because it is the mother earth of various attractive phenomena. Outstanding examples are high-Tc (critical temperature) cuprates and manganites exhibiting colossal magnetoresistance. Furthermore, spin liquid states, which are quantum-fluctuation-driven disordered ground states in antiferromagnets, have recently been found in magnetic systems very near the Mott transition...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819561/factors-associated-with-the-decrease-in-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-titers-following-interferon-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-is-interferon-and-adefovir-combination-therapy-effective
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Yoshihiko Yano, Yasushi Seo, Hiroki Hayashi, Yuri Hatazawa, Hirotaka Hirano, Akihiro Minami, Yuki Kawano, Masaya Saito, Toshiaki Ninomiya, Masahiko Sugano, Hajime Yamada, Naoto Kitajima, Seitetsu Yoon, Yoshitake Hayashi
The purpose of antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is generally to achieve a decrease and ultimately disappearance of HBs antigen (HBsAg). Interferon (IFN) therapy of CHB appears to be less effective in Asian countries than in European countries, and the advantage of IFN and nucleotide(s) analog (NA) combination therapy has yet to be fully investigated. The present study focused on the factors associated with a decrease in HBs antigen following IFN monotherapy or IFN + NA combination therapy. A total of 35 patients with CHB who received IFN-based therapy (mean ± standard deviation age 36...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819428/development-of-a-new-analog-of-sgk1-inhibitor-and-its-evaluation-as-a-therapeutic-molecule-of-colorectal-cancer
#14
Xuchun Liang, Chunling Lan, Jinzhe Zhou, Wencheng Fu, Xuesha Long, Yu An, Guanming Jiao, Kejin Wang, Yongqin Li, Jiahong Xu, Qi Huang, Bin Xu, Junjie Xiao
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. The serum and glucocorticoid inducible kinase SGK1 is highly expressed and involved in several tumors. GSK650394, a SGK1 inhibitor, has been proved to be effective in impeding tumor growth in vitro. In this study, we developed a novel analog of GSK650394, and evaluated its effects on CRC cells and tumor growth both in vitro and in vivo. HCT116 cells were treated with a concentration gradient of new developed compounds and cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) assay was used to calculate the IC50 value of every analog...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818961/an-analogy-between-socioeconomic-deprivation-level-and-loss-of-health-from-adverse-effects-of-medical-treatment-in-england
#15
Raimundas Lunevicius, Juanita A Haagsma
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to show whether and how levels, trends and patterns obtained from estimates of premature deaths from adverse effects (AEs) of medical treatment depended on the deprivation level in England over the 24-year period, 1990-2013. We provide a report to inform decision-making strategies to reduce the burden of disease arising from AEs of medical treatment in the most deprived areas of the country. METHODS: Comparative analysis was driven by a single cause-of-injury category-AEs of medical treatment-from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study...
August 17, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818943/zones-spots-and-planetary-scale-waves-beating-in-brown-dwarf-atmospheres
#16
D Apai, T Karalidi, M S Marley, H Yang, D Flateau, S Metchev, N B Cowan, E Buenzli, A J Burgasser, J Radigan, E Artigau, P Lowrance
Brown dwarfs are massive analogs of extrasolar giant planets and may host types of atmospheric circulation not seen in the solar system. We analyzed a long-term Spitzer Space Telescope infrared monitoring campaign of brown dwarfs to constrain cloud cover variations over a total of 192 rotations. The infrared brightness evolution is dominated by beat patterns caused by planetary-scale wave pairs and by a small number of bright spots. The beating waves have similar amplitudes but slightly different apparent periods because of differing velocities or directions...
August 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818464/one-pot-synthesis-of-bioactive-cyclopentenones-from-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid
#17
Daniel Maynard, Sara Mareike Müller, Monika Hahmeier, Jana Löwe, Ivo Feussner, Harald Gröger, Andrea Viehhauser, Karl-Josef Dietz
Oxidation products of the poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) arachidonic acid, α-linolenic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are bioactive in plants and animals as shown for the cyclopentenones prostaglandin 15d-PGJ2 and PGA2, cis-(+)-12-oxophytodienoic acid (12-OPDA), and 14-A-4 neuroprostane. In this study an inexpensive and simple enzymatic multi-step one-pot synthesis is presented for 12-OPDA, which is derived from α-linolenic acid, and the analogous docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-derived cyclopentenone [(4Z,7Z,10Z)-12-[[-(1S,5S)-4-oxo-5-(2Z)-pent-2-en-1yl]-cyclopent-2-en-1yl] dodeca-4,7,10-trienoic acid, OCPD]...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818227/impact-of-an-educational-program-on-the-quality-of-life-of%C3%A2-patients-with-lymphedema-a-preliminary-evaluation
#18
Sophie Blaise, Bernadette Satger, Gilles Pernod, Cécile Richaud, Béatrice Villemur, Patrick H Carpentier
OBJECTIVE: We report on the preliminary evaluation of a well-designed program, Living with Lymphedema. This longitudinal cohort study assessed patients' quality of life using questionnaires. Our main objective was to evaluate the satisfaction of the patients and their adherence to the program. This was done using a specific questionnaire of satisfaction as well as by noting patients' adherence to the program (number of patients attending all three consultations). The secondary objective was to assess the effect of the program on the patient's quality of life...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818035/comparative-analysis-of-inosine-substituted-duplex-dna-by-circular-dichroism-and-x-ray-crystallography
#19
Justin P Peters, Ewa A Kowal, Pradeep S Pallan, Martin Egli, L James Maher
Leveraging structural biology tools, we report the results of experimentsseeking to determine if the different mechanical properties of DNA polymers with base analog substitutions can be attributed, at least in part, to induced changes from classical B-form DNA. The underlying hypothesis is that different inherent bending and twisting flexibilities may characterize non-canonical B-DNA, so that it is inappropriate to interpret mechanical changes caused by base analog substitution as resulting simply from 'electrostatic' or 'base stacking' influences without considering the larger context of altered helical geometry...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817656/investigation-of-the-halo-artifact-in-68ga-psma-11-pet-mri
#20
Thorsten Heußer, Philipp Mann, Christopher M Rank, Martin Schäfer, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Boris A Hadaschik, Klaus Kopka, Peter Bachert, Marc Kachelrieß, Martin T Freitag
OBJECTIVES: Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) with a 68Ga-labelled PSMA-analog (68Ga-PSMA-11) is discussed as a promising diagnostic method for patients with suspicion or history of prostate cancer. One potential drawback of this method are severe photopenic (halo-) artifacts surrounding the bladder and the kidneys in the scatter-corrected PET images, which have been reported to occur frequently in clinical practice...
2017: PloS One
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