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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644801/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-quantification-of-vascular-stenoses-a-phantom-study
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S Herz, P Vogel, T Kampf, M A Ruckert, S Veldhoen, V C Behr, T A Bley
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a promising new tomographic imaging method to detect the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron-oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs). The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of MPI to quantify artificial stenoses in vessel phantoms. Custom-made stenosis phantoms (length 40 mm; inner diameter 8 mm) with different degrees of stenosis (0 %, 25 %, 50 %, 75 % and 100 %) were scanned in a custom-built MPI scanner (in-plane resolution: ~ 1-1.5 mm, field of view: 65 × 29 × 29 mm3)...
June 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643355/ultra-short-echo-time-images-quantify-high-liver-iron
#2
Eamon K Doyle, Kristin Toy, Bertin Valdez, Jonathan M Chia, Thomas Coates, John C Wood
PURPOSE: 1.5T gradient echo-based R2∗ estimates are standard-of-care for assessing liver iron concentration (LIC). Despite growing popularity of 3T, echo time (TE) limitations prevent 3T liver iron quantitation in the upper half of the clinical range (LIC ⪆20 mg/g). In this work, a 3D radial pulse sequence was assessed to double the dynamic range of 3T LIC estimates. THEORY AND METHODS: The minimum TE limits the dynamic range of pulse sequences to estimate R2∗...
June 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631237/structural-characterization-of-pyoverdines-produced-by-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440-and-pseudomonas-taiwanensis-vlb120
#3
Matthias Baune, Yulin Qi, Karen Scholz, Dietrich A Volmer, Heiko Hayen
The previously unknown sequences of several pyoverdines (PVD) produced by a biotechnologically-relevant bacterium, namely, Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120, were characterized by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). The same structural characterization scheme was checked before by analysis of Pseudomonas sp. putida KT2440 samples with known PVDs. A new sample preparation strategy based on solid-phase extraction was developed, requiring significantly reduced sample material as compared to existing methods...
June 19, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628903/functional-kaolin-supported-nanoscale-zero-valent-iron-as-a-fenton-like-catalyst-for-the-degradation-of-direct-black-g
#4
Jiajiang Lin, Mengqiang Sun, Xinwen Liu, Zuliang Chen
Kaolin supported nanoscale zero-valent iron (K-nZVI) is synthesized and applied as the Fenton-like oxidation catalyst to degrade a model azo dye, Direct Black G (DBG). The characterization of K-nZVI by the high resolution transmission electronmicroscopy (HRTEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy Diffraction Spectrum (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) show that kaolin as a support material not only reduces the aggregation of zero-valent iron (nZVI) but also facilitates the Fenton-like oxidation by increasing the local concentration of DBG in the vicinity of nZVI...
June 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623273/arabidopsis-transporter-abcg37-pdr9-contributes-primarily-highly-oxygenated-coumarins-to-root-exudation
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Jörg Ziegler, Stephan Schmidt, Nadine Strehmel, Dierk Scheel, Steffen Abel
The chemical composition of root exudates strongly impacts the interactions of plants with microorganisms in the rhizosphere and the efficiency of nutrient acquisition. Exudation of metabolites is in part mediated by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. In order to assess the contribution of individual ABC transporters to root exudation, we performed an LC-MS based non-targeted metabolite profiling of semi-polar metabolites accumulating in root exudates of Arabidopsis thaliana plants and mutants deficient in the expression of ABCG36 (PDR8/PEN3), ABCG37 (PDR9) or both transporters...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618066/assessment-of-ferritin-content-in-multiple-sclerosis-brains-using-temperature-induced-r-2-changes
#6
Christoph Birkl, Daniele Carassiti, Fariha Hussain, Christian Langkammer, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas, Klaus Schmierer, Stefan Ropele
PURPOSE: Current MRI techniques cannot reliably assess iron content in white matter due to the confounding diamagnetic effect of myelin. The purpose of this study was to validate with histology a novel iron mapping technique that uses the temperature dependency of the paramagnetic susceptibility in multiple sclerosis (MS) brains, where white matter has been reported to show significant variations in iron content. METHODS: We investigated post mortem brain tissue from three MS patients and one control subject...
June 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616783/a-search-for-glomuferrin-a-potential-siderophore-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-of-the-genus-glomus
#7
Günther Winkelmann
Most fungi are known to synthesize siderophores under iron limitation. However, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM fungi) have so far not been reported to produce siderophores, although their metabolism is iron-dependent. In an approach to isolate siderophores from AM fungi, we have grown plants of Tagetes patula nana in the presence of spores from AM fungi of the genus Glomus (G. etunicatum, G. mossae & unidentified Glomus sp.) symbiotically under iron limitation and sterile conditions. A siderophore was isolated from infected roots after 2-3 weeks of growth in pots containing low-iron sand with Hoagland solution...
June 14, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613450/chemical-composition-and-biological-studies-of-the-essential-oil-from-aerial-parts-of-beta-vulgaris-subsp-maritima-l-arcang-growing-in-tunisia
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Afifa Zardi-Bergaoui, Aymen Ben Nejma, Fethia Harzallah-Skhiri, Guido Flamini, Roberta Ascrizzi, Hichem Ben Jannet
The chemical composition, antioxidant, cytotoxic, anticholinesterase and anti-tyrosinase activities of the hydrodistilled essential oil of the aerial parts of Beta vulgaris subsp. Maritime (L.) Arcang. from Tunisia have been evaluated. The chemical composition of the oil (yield 0.037% (w/w)), determined by GC-FID and GC-MS is reported for the first time. Twenty five components, accounting for 98.1% of the total oil have been identified. The oil was characterized by a high proportion of oxygenated sesquiterpenes (39...
June 14, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612835/coexisting-variants-in-ostm1-and-maneal-cause-a-complex-neurodegenerative-disorder-with-nbia-like-brain-abnormalities
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Diran Herebian, Bader Alhaddad, Annette Seibt, Thomas Schwarzmayr, Katharina Danhauser, Dirk Klee, Stefani Harmsen, Thomas Meitinger, Tim M Strom, Ansgar Schulz, Ertan Mayatepek, Tobias B Haack, Felix Distelmaier
Coexistence of different hereditary diseases is a known phenomenon in populations with a high consanguinity rate. The resulting clinical phenotypes are extremely challenging for physicians involved in the care of these patients. Here we describe a 6-year-old boy with co-occurrence of a homozygous splice defect in OSTM1, causing infantile malignant osteopetrosis, and a loss-of-function variant in MANEAL, which has not been associated with human disease so far. The child suffered from severe infantile-onset neurodegeneration that could not be stopped by bone marrow transplantation...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610994/manganese-induced-sex-specific-gut-microbiome-perturbations-in-c57bl-6-mice
#10
Liang Chi, Bei Gao, Xiaoming Bian, Pengcheng Tu, Hongyu Ru, Kun Lu
Overexposure to manganese (Mn) leads to toxic effects, such as promoting the development of Parkinson's-like neurological disorders. The gut microbiome is deeply involved in immune development, host metabolism, and xenobiotics biotransformation, and significantly influences central nervous system (CNS) via the gut-brain axis, i.e. the biochemical signaling between the gastrointestinal tract and the CNS. However, it remains unclear whether Mn can affect the gut microbiome and its metabolic functions, particularly those linked to neurotoxicity...
June 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610916/the-rhizoferrin-biosynthetic-gene-in-the-fungal-pathogen-rhizopus-delemar-is-a-novel-member-of-the-nis-gene-family
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Cassandra S Carroll, Clark L Grieve, Indu Murugathasan, Andrew J Bennet, Clarissa M Czekster, Huanting Liu, James Naismith, Margo M Moore
Iron is essential for growth and in low iron environments such as serum many bacteria and fungi secrete ferric iron-chelating molecules called siderophores. All fungi produce hydroxamate siderophores with the exception of Mucorales fungi, which secrete rhizoferrin, a polycarboxylate siderophore. Here we investigated the biosynthesis of rhizoferrin by the opportunistic human pathogen, Rhizopus delemar. We searched the genome of R. delemar 99-880 for a homologue of the bacterial NRPS-independent siderophore (NIS) protein, SfnaD, that is involved in biosynthesis of staphyloferrin A in Staphylococcus aureus...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608728/dietary-factors-and-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-control-study
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Julia Pakpoor, Brandon Seminatore, Jennifer S Graves, Teri Schreiner, Amy T Waldman, Timothy E Lotze, Anita Belman, Benjamin M Greenberg, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Gregory Aaen, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Jamie C McDonald, Janace Hart, Jayne M Ness, Yolanda Harris, Jennifer Rubin, Meghan Candee, Lauren Krupp, Mark Gorman, Leslie Benson, Moses Rodriguez, Tanuja Chitnis, Soe Mar, Ilana Kahn, John Rose, Suzan L Carmichael, Shelly Roalstad, Michael Waltz, T Charles Casper, Emmanuelle Waubant
BACKGROUND: The role of diet in multiple sclerosis (MS) is largely uncharacterized, particularly as it pertains to pediatric-onset disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between dietary factors and MS in children. METHODS: Pediatric MS patients and controls were recruited from 16 US centers (MS or clinically isolated syndrome onset before age 18, <4 years from symptom onset and at least 2 silent lesions on magnetic resonance imaging)...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605898/following-a-chemical-reaction-on-the-millisecond-time-scale-by-simultaneous-x-ray-and-uv-vis-spectroscopy
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Giorgio Olivo, Alessia Barbieri, Valeria Dantignana, Francesco Sessa, Valentina Migliorati, Manuel Monte, Sakura Pascarelli, Theyencheri Narayanan, Osvaldo Lanzalunga, Stefano Di Stefano, Paola D'Angelo
An innovative approach aimed at disclosing the mechanism of chemical reactions occurring in solution on the millisecond time scale is presented. Time-resolved energy dispersive X-ray absorption and UV/vis spectroscopies with millisecond resolution are used simultaneously to directly follow the evolution of both the oxidation state and the local structure of the metal center in an iron complex. Two redox reactions are studied, the former involving the transformation of Fe(II) into two subsequent Fe(III) species and the latter involving the more complex Fe(II)-Fe(III)-Fe(IV)-Fe(III) sequence...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592152/the-relationship-between-myocardial-and-hepatic-t2-and-t2-at-1-5t-and-3t-mri-in-normal-and-iron-overloaded-patients
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Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, Natee Ina, Thirachit Chotsampancharoen, Supaporn Roymanee, Sirichai Cheewatanakornkul
Background Cardiac and liver iron assessment using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is non-invasive and used as a preclinical "endpoint" in asymptomatic patients and for serial iron measurements in iron-overloaded patients. Purpose To compare iron measurements between hepatic and myocardial T2* and T2 at 1.5T and 3T MRI in normal and iron-overloaded patients. Material and Methods The T2 and T2* values from the regions of interest (ROIs) at mid-left ventricle and mid-hepatic slices were evaluated by 1.5T and 3T MRI scans for healthy and iron-overloaded patients...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587291/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-cytoprotective-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-essential-oil-from-pistacia-vera-l-variety-bronte-hull
#15
Antonella Smeriglio, Marcella Denaro, Davide Barreca, Antonella Calderaro, Carlo Bisignano, Giovanna Ginestra, Ersilia Bellocco, Domenico Trombetta
Although the chemical composition and biological properties of some species of the genus Pistacia has been investigated, studies on hull essential oil of Pistacia vera L. variety Bronte (HEO) are currently lacking. In this work, we have carried out an in-depth phytochemical profile elucidation by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis, and an evaluation of antioxidant scavenging properties of HEO, using several different in vitro methods, checking also its cytoprotective potential on lymphocytes treated with tert-butyl hydroperoxide...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586725/cadmium-arsenic-selenium-and-iron-implications-for-tumor-progression-in-breast-cancer
#16
E Jablonska, K Socha, E Reszka, E Wieczorek, J Skokowski, L Kalinowski, W Fendler, B Seroczynska, M Wozniak, M H Borawska, W Wasowicz
The aim of this study was to determine Cd (cadmium) and As (arsenic) contents in human breast cancer tissues, investigate their interactions with Se (selenium) and Fe (iron), and assess their further implications for tumor progression. Metal contents were determined in 42 tissue sets (tumor and adjacent tissue) collected from 42 women diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Analytical methods included AAS and ICP-MS techniques. Significantly higher contents of Cd (p=0.0003), Se (p<0.0001) and Fe (p=0.0441) whereas significantly lower content of As (p<0...
May 30, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584526/analyses-of-mineral-content-and-heavy-metal-of-honey-samples-from-south-and-east-region-of-turkey-by-using-icp-ms
#17
Serap Kılıç Altun, Hikmet Dinç, Nilgün Paksoy, Füsun Karaçal Temamoğulları, Mehmet Savrunlu
The substantial of mineral ingredients in honey may symbolize the existence of elements in the plants and soil of the vicinity wherein the honey was taken. The aim of this study was to detect the levels of 13 elements (Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Lead (Pb), Nickel (Ni), Chromium (Cr), Aluminum (Al), and Selenium (Se)) in unifloral and multifloral honey samples from south and east regions of Turkey. Survey of 71 honey samples from seven different herbal origins, picked up from the south and east region of Turkey, was carried out to determine their mineral contents during 2015-2016...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576313/automated-preconcentration-of-fe-zn-cu-ni-cd-pb-co-and-mn-in-seawater-with-analysis-using-high-resolution-sector-field-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#18
Insa Rapp, Christian Schlosser, Dagmara Rusiecka, Martha Gledhill, Eric P Achterberg
A rapid, automated, high-throughput analytical method capable of simultaneous analysis of multiple elements at trace and ultratrace levels is required to investigate the biogeochemical cycle of trace metals in the ocean. Here we present an analytical approach which uses a commercially available automated preconcentration device (SeaFAST) with accurate volume loading and in-line pH buffering of the sample prior to loading onto a chelating resin (WAKO) and subsequent simultaneous analysis of iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), cobalt (Co) and manganese (Mn) by high-resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HR-ICP-MS)...
July 11, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573291/mechanisms-of-iron-and-copper-frataxin-interactions
#19
T H L Han, J M Camadro, R Santos, E Lesuisse, J M El Hage Chahine, N T Ha-Duong
Frataxin is a mitochondrial protein whose deficiency is the cause of Friedreich's ataxia, a hereditary neurodegenerative disease. This protein plays a role in iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis, protection against oxidative stress and iron metabolism. In an attempt to provide a better understanding of the role played by metals in its metabolic functions, the mechanisms of mitochondrial metal binding to frataxin in vitro have been investigated. A purified recombinant yeast frataxin homolog Yfh1 binds two Cu(ii) ions with a Kd1(Cu(II)) of 1...
June 2, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552841/the-comparison-of-the-t2-star-values-of-placentas-obtained-from-preeclamptic-patients-with-those-of-a-control-group-an-ex-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Nursel Yurttutan, Murat Bakacak, Betül Kızıldağ
BACKGROUND: Endotel dysfunction, vasoconstriction, and oxidative stress, are described in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia but its etiology has not been revealed clearly. AIMS: The aim of this study is to examine whether there is a difference between the placentas of preeclamptic pregnant women and those of a control group in terms of their T2 star (T2*) values. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Twenty patients diagnosed with preeclampsia and 22 healthy controls, were included in this study...
May 29, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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