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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335271/distribution-of-iron-oxide-core-titanium-dioxide-shell-nanoparticles-in-vx2-tumor-bearing-rabbits-introduced-by-two-different-delivery-modalities
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Tamer Refaat, Derek West, Samar El Achy, Vamsi Parimi, Jasmine May, Lun Xin, Kathleen R Harris, William Liu, Michael Beau Wanzer, Lydia Finney, Evan Maxey, Stefan Vogt, Reed A Omary, Daniele Procissi, Andrew C Larson, Tatjana Paunesku, Gayle E Woloschak
This work compares intravenous (IV) versus fluoroscopy-guided transarterial intra-catheter (IC) delivery of iron oxide core-titanium dioxide shell nanoparticles (NPs) in vivo in VX2 model of liver cancer in rabbits. NPs coated with glucose and decorated with a peptide sequence from cortactin were administered to animals with developed VX2 liver cancer. Two hours after NPs delivery tumors, normal liver, kidney, lung and spleen tissues were harvested and used for a series on histological and elemental analysis tests...
August 3, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332093/pathogenic-implications-of-distinct-patterns-of-iron-and-zinc-in-chronic-ms-lesions
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Bogdan F Popescu, Josa M Frischer, Samuel M Webb, Mylyne Tham, Reginald C Adiele, Christopher A Robinson, Patrick D Fitz-Gibbon, Stephen D Weigand, Imke Metz, Susan Nehzati, Graham N George, Ingrid J Pickering, Wolfgang Brück, Simon Hametner, Hans Lassmann, Joseph E Parisi, Guo Yong, Claudia F Lucchinetti
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in which oligodendrocytes, the CNS cells that stain most robustly for iron and myelin are the targets of injury. Metals are essential for normal CNS functioning, and metal imbalances have been linked to demyelination and neurodegeneration. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving synchrotron techniques, iron histochemistry and immunohistochemistry, we compared the distribution and quantification of iron and zinc in MS lesions to the surrounding normal appearing and periplaque white matter, and assessed the involvement of these metals in MS lesion pathogenesis...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327117/preliminary-evaluation-of-anti-tuberculosis-potential-of-siderophores-against-drug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-mycobacteria-growth-indicator-tube-drug-sensitivity-test
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Karuna Gokarn, Ramprasad B Pal
BACKGROUND: Alternative treatment strategies have become essential in overcoming the problem of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). In this preliminary in vitro study, the anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) activity of exogenous iron chelators (xenosiderophores) such as Exochelin-MS (Exo-MS) and Deferoxamine-B (DFO-B) was evaluated against ten multi-drug-resistant (MDR) and seven pyrazinamide-resistant (PZA (R) ) Mtb isolates. METHODS: Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube-Drug Susceptibility Test was used to assess the anti-TB effect of Exo-MS or DFO-B individually and their combinations with isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RIF) and pyrazinamide (PZA)...
March 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321530/pregnancy-in-patients-with-thalassemia-major-a-cohort-study-and-conclusions-for-an-adequate-care-management-approach
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E Cassinerio, I M Baldini, R S Alameddine, A Marcon, R Borroni, W Ossola, A Taher, M D Cappellini
An improvement in quality of life and survival occurred among thalassemia major (TM) patients: pregnancy in such patients has become a reality. Safe pregnancy and delivery require efforts to ensure the best outcomes. Between 2007 and 2016, 30 TM patients had 37 pregnancies. We analyzed the hematological parameters before, during, and after pregnancies and in 19 patients a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T2* was performed. The mean age at first pregnancy was 30 ± 4 years; the current mean age is 35 ± 5 years...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320041/prevention-of-iron-overload-and-long-term-maintenance-of-normal-iron-stores-in-thalassaemia-major-patients-using-deferiprone-or-deferiprone-deferoxamine-combination
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Annita Kolnagou, Christina N Kontoghiorghe, George J Kontoghiorghes
Decrease in mortality and morbidity is observed in thalassaemia major patients with reduced iron load in comparison to heavy iron loaded patients. Effective and complete treatment of transfusional iron overload can be achieved by chelation protocols that can eliminate excess iron and maintain normal iron stores (NIS). The maintenance of NIS, i. e., serum ferritin (350 μg/L >), MRI T2* cardiac (>20 ms) and liver (>6.3 ms) relaxation time levels was monitored in 16 thalassaemia major patients (32-53 years, 12 splenectomized, 10 male, erythrocyte transfusions 120-323 ml/kg/year) for about 90 patient years...
March 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301958/unlocking-the-in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-and-antidiabetic-potential-of-polygonum-maritimum
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Maria João Rodrigues, Luísa Custódio, Andreia Lopes, Marta Oliveira, Nuno R Neng, José M F Nogueira, Alice Martins, Amélia P Rauter, João Varela, Luísa Barreira
CONTEXT: Several Polygonum species (Polygonaceae) are used in traditional medicine in Asia, Europe and Africa to treat inflammation and diabetes. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the in vitro antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic potential of methanol and dichloromethane extracts of leaves and roots of the halophyte Polygonum maritimum L. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Antioxidant activity was determined (up to 1 mg/mL) as radical-scavenging activity (RSA) of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS), copper (CCA) and iron (ICA) chelating activities and iron reducing power (FRAP)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301067/progressive-iron-accumulation-across-multiple-sclerosis-phenotypes-revealed-by-sparse-classification-of-deep-gray-matter
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Ahmed M Elkady, Dana Cobzas, Hongfu Sun, Gregg Blevins, Alan H Wilman
PURPOSE: To create an automated framework for localized analysis of deep gray matter (DGM) iron accumulation and demyelination using sparse classification by combining quantitative susceptibility (QS) and transverse relaxation rate (R2*) maps, for evaluation of DGM in multiple sclerosis (MS) phenotypes relative to healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: R2*/QS maps were computed using a 4.7T 10-echo gradient echo acquisition from 16 clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), 41 relapsing-remitting (RR), 40 secondary-progressive (SP), 13 primary-progressive (PP) MS patients, and 75 controls...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300669/enhanced-plasma-protein-carbonylation-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Alžběta Hlaváčková, Jana Štikarová, Kristýna Pimková, Leona Chrastinová, Pavel Májek, Roman Kotlín, Jaroslav Čermák, Jiří Suttnar, Jan Evangelista Dyr
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a heterogeneous group of pre-leukemic disorders, characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis and the abnormal blood cell development of one or more lineages. Oxidative stress, as an important factor in the carcinogenesis of onco-hematological diseases, is also one of the known factors involved in the pathogenesis of MDS. An increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) may lead to the oxidation of DNA, lipids, and proteins, thereby causing cell damage. Protein carbonylation caused by ROS is defined as an irreversible post-translational oxidative modification of amino acid side chains, and could play an important role in signaling processes...
March 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289188/ligand-induced-allostery-in-the-interaction-of-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-heme-binding-protein-with-heme-oxygenase
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Daniel J Deredge, Weiliang Huang, Colleen Hui, Hirotoshi Matsumura, Zhi Yue, Pierre Moënne-Loccoz, Jana Shen, Patrick L Wintrode, Angela Wilks
A heme-dependent conformational rearrangement of the C-terminal domain of heme binding protein (PhuS) is required for interaction with the iron-regulated heme oxygenase (HemO). Herein, we further investigate the underlying mechanism of this conformational rearrangement and its implications for heme transfer via site-directed mutagenesis, resonance Raman (RR), hydrogen-deuterium exchange MS (HDX-MS) methods, and molecular dynamics (MD). HDX-MS revealed that the apo-PhuS C-terminal α6/α7/α8-helices are largely unstructured, whereas the apo-PhuS H212R variant showed an increase in structure within these regions...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287605/two-way-valorization-of-blast-furnace-slag-synthesis-of-precipitated-calcium-carbonate-and-zeolitic-heavy-metal-adsorbent
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Evangelos Georgakopoulos, Rafael M Santos, Yi Wai Chiang, Vasilije Manovic
The aim of this work is to present a zero-waste process for storing CO2 in a stable and benign mineral form while producing zeolitic minerals with sufficient heavy metal adsorption capacity. To this end, blast furnace slag, a residue from iron-making, is utilized as the starting material. Calcium is selectively extracted from the slag by leaching with acetic acid (2 M CH3COOH) as the extraction agent. The filtered leachate is subsequently physico-chemically purified and then carbonated to form precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) of high purity (<2 wt% non-calcium impurities, according to ICP-MS analysis)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287455/biosynthesis-of-sulfur-containing-trna-modifications-a-comparison-of-bacterial-archaeal-and-eukaryotic-pathways
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REVIEW
Mirela Čavužić, Yuchen Liu
Post-translational tRNA modifications have very broad diversity and are present in all domains of life. They are important for proper tRNA functions. In this review, we emphasize the recent advances on the biosynthesis of sulfur-containing tRNA nucleosides including the 2-thiouridine (s²U) derivatives, 4-thiouridine (s⁴U), 2-thiocytidine (s²C), and 2-methylthioadenosine (ms²A). Their biosynthetic pathways have two major types depending on the requirement of iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters. In all cases, the first step in bacteria and eukaryotes is to activate the sulfur atom of free l-cysteine by cysteine desulfurases, generating a persulfide (R-S-SH) group...
March 11, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283108/higher-prevalence-of-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-is-related-to-spinal-cord-lesions
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M Minár, D Petrleničová, P Valkovič
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is connected with higher prevalence of secondary restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED). Aim of this study was to determine risk factor for developing symptoms of RLS in MS patients. METHODS: In cross-sectional study we examined 200 random MS patients. After obtaining informed consents, patients undervent a structured interview based on RLS and MS symptoms and characteristics, demographic, and health-related data...
February 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281060/characterization-of-ferromagnetic-sludge-based-activated-carbon-and-its-application-in-catalytic-ozonation-of-p-chlorobenzoic-acid
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Siying Lu, Yongze Liu, Li Feng, Zhongen Sun, Liqiu Zhang
In order to solve the separation problem of powdered sludge-based activated carbon (SAC), a series of novel ferromagnetic sludge-based activated carbons (FMSACs, with different iron content 2.3, 4.3, and 9.5 wt%) with a good magnetic separation ability were prepared through co-precipitation method in this study. The structure and physicochemical properties of FMSACs and their catalytic ozonation performance on the removal of p-chlorobenzoic acid (p-CBA) were investigated. The saturation magnetization (Ms) of FMSACs was determined in the range of 0...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277001/biocompatible-hyperbranched-polyester-magnetic-nanocarrier-for-stimuli-responsive-drug-release
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Chili Zhao, Qiaorong Han, Hong Qin, Hong Yan, Zhilei Qian, Zhenye Ma, Xia Zhang, Xinghui Li
A novel biocompatible magnetic nanocomposite drug carrier was developed by first chemically modifying a hyperbranched polyester (HBPE) with dodecenyl succinic anhydride (DDSA) functional groups to produce HBPE-DDSA. The magnetic nanocomposite Fe3O4/HBPE-DDSA was then synthesized by dispersing superparamagnetic iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles within HBPE-DDSA. The structure and magnetic properties of the nanocomposite were characterized by (1)H NMR, MALDI-MS, XRD, FTIR, TEM, and SQUID analyses. Isoniazid (INH) was selected as a model antituberculosis drug to investigate the in vitro drug release properties of Fe3O4/HBPE-DDSA/INH...
May 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274224/effect-of-microbial-siderophores-on-mammalian-non-malignant-and-malignant-cell-lines
#15
Karuna Gokarn, Vishwas Sarangdhar, Ramprasad B Pal
BACKGROUND: Iron is a vital nutrient for all cells, and malignant cells have a higher requirement for the metal due to their rapid multiplication. Bacterial siderophores can be used to reduce free ferric ion concentration from the cellular environment. METHODS: In the present study, we have evaluated effect of three siderophores - exochelin-MS, mycobactin S and deferoxamine B on the proliferation of mammalian cell lines using MTT assay. RESULTS: These siderophores caused a significant decrease in the viability of malignant cells, without significantly affecting non-malignant cells...
March 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273650/bioanalysis-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-alkyl-quinolone-signalling-molecules-in-infected-mouse-tissue-using-lc-ms-ms-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-mvfr-inhibition
#16
Paul Turnpenny, Anthony Padfield, Patrick Barton, Joanne Teague, Laurence G Rahme, Michael J Pucci, Robert Zahler, Aileen Rubio
Alkyl quinolone molecules 2-heptyl-4-quinolone (HHQ) and 2-heptyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolone (PQS) are important quorum sensing signals, which play a mediatory role in the pathogenesis of acute and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. A targeted approach inhibiting the bacterial 'multiple virulence factor regulon' (MvfR) protein complex, offers the possibility to block the synthesis of MvfR-dependant signal molecules. Here, a high throughput bioanalytical method was developed using LC-MS/MS detection for the selective determination of HHQ and PQS in mouse tissue homogenate, over a sensitive range of 1-5000 and 10-5000pg/mL, respectively...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257476/cardiac-iron-overload-in-chronically-transfused-patients-with-thalassemia-sickle-cell-anemia-or-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Mariane de Montalembert, Jean-Antoine Ribeil, Valentine Brousse, Agnes Guerci-Bresler, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Cécile Dumesnil, Agnès Lahary, Mohamed Touati, Krimo Bouabdallah, Marina Cavazzana, Emmanuelle Chauzit, Amandine Baptiste, Thibaud Lefebvre, Hervé Puy, Caroline Elie, Zoubida Karim, Olivier Ernst, Christian Rose
The risk and clinical significance of cardiac iron overload due to chronic transfusion varies with the underlying disease. Cardiac iron overload shortens the life expectancy of patients with thalassemia, whereas its effect is unclear in those with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). In patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA), iron does not seem to deposit quickly in the heart. Our primary objective was to assess through a multicentric study the prevalence of cardiac iron overload, defined as a cardiovascular magnetic resonance T2*<20 ms, in patients with thalassemia, SCA, or MDS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255820/a-powerful-tool-for-assessing-distribution-and-fate-of-potentially-toxic-metals-ptms-in-soils-integration-of-laser-ablation-spectrometry-la-icp-ms-on-thin-sections-with-soil-micromorphology-and-geochemistry
#18
Fabio Scarciglia, Donatella Barca
The dynamic behavior and inherent spatial heterogeneity, at different hierarchic levels, of the soil system often make the spatial distribution of potentially toxic metals (PTMs) quite complex and difficult to assess correctly. This work demonstrates that the application of laser ablation spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to soil thin sections constitutes an ancillary powerful tool to well-established analytical methods for tracing the behavior and fate of potential soil contaminants at the microsite level. It allowed to discriminate the contribution of PTMs in distinct soil sub-components, such as parent rock fragments, neoformed, clay-enriched or humified matrix, and specific pedogenetic features of illuvial origin (unstained or iron-stained clay coatings) even at very low contents...
March 2, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253357/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-pseudomonas-pseudoalcaligenes-cect5344-in-response-to-industrial-cyanide-containing-wastewaters-using-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-ms
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María Isabel Ibáñez, Purificación Cabello, Víctor Manuel Luque-Almagro, Lara P Sáez, Alfonso Olaya, Verónica Sánchez de Medina, María Dolores Luque de Castro, Conrado Moreno-Vivián, María Dolores Roldán
Biological treatments to degrade cyanide are a powerful technology for cyanide removal from industrial wastewaters. It has been previously demonstrated that the alkaliphilic bacterium Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes CECT5344 is able to use free cyanide and several metal-cyanide complexes as the sole nitrogen source. In this work, the strain CECT5344 has been used for detoxification of the different chemical forms of cyanide that are present in alkaline wastewaters from the jewelry industry. This liquid residue also contains large concentrations of metals like iron, copper and zinc, making this wastewater even more toxic...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243431/combination-iron-chelation-therapy-with-deferiprone-and-deferasirox-in-iron-overloaded-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Hossein Karami, Mehrnoush Kosaryan, Arash Hadian Amree, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Masoomeh Mousavi
There are few papers on the combination therapy of deferiprone (DFP) and deferasirox (DFX) in iron-overloaded patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia major (β-TM). A total of 6 patients with β-TM (5 males and 1 female) with a mean age of 23.8±5.8 years (ranging from 17 to 31) used this treatment regimen. The mean doses of DFP and DFX were 53.9±22.2 and 29.3±6.8 mg/kg/day, respectively. The duration of treatment was 11.5±4.6 months. Their serum ferritin levels were measured to be 2800±1900 and 3400±1600 ng/mL before and after treatment, respectively (p<0...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
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