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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738638/mixed-matrix-membranes-incorporated-with-ln-mof-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-nitrofuran-antibiotics-based-on-inner-filter-effect
#1
Feng Zhang, Hua Yao, Yifan Zhao, Xing Li, Gaowei Zhang, Yangyi Yang
The detection of antibiotics is critical and challenging due to the pervasive use of antibiotics had inevitably brought some negative impacts on ecosystem and human health. Herein, we reported an anti-interfere ability enhanced luminescent sensor of lanthanide metal-organic framework (Ln-MOF) filled mixed matrix membranes (MMMs), which combining the processibility of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) polymer with Ln-MOF of {[Tb2(AIP)2(H2O)10]·(AIP)·4H2O}n (Tb-AIP, where AIP is 5-aminoisophthalate) fillers...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738634/determination-of-synthetic-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors-by-lc-ms-2-in-waters-and-human-urine-submitted-to-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction
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Natalia Campillo, Javier Marín, José Fenoll, Isabel Garrido, Ignacio López-García, Manuel Hernández-Córdoba, Pilar Viñas
High-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS(2)) with a triple quadrupole is proposed for determining the synthetic phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil, and the active metabolite N-desmethyl sildenafil. The method was successfully applied to the analysis of waters of different origins and human urine samples. Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) was applied in the classical way for water analysis, whereas a previous extraction into an organic solvent was necessary for urine samples, the acetonitrile extract being used as dispersant solvent in the DLLME step...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738601/biosensor-assisted-selection-of-optimal-parameters-for-designing-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-selective-to-phosmet-insecticide
#3
Nadin Aftim, Georges Istamboulié, Elena Piletska, Sergey Piletsky, Carole Calas-Blanchard, Thierry Noguer
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for phosmet insecticide were synthesized by batch polymerization. The affinity of functional monomers to phosmet was tested using an original method involving an electrochemical biosensor based on acetylcholinesterase inhibition. It was demonstrated that association of phosmet with appropriate functional monomers resulted in a decrease of enzyme inhibition. Using this method, it was shown that N,N-methylenebis(acrylamide) displayed the highest interactions with phosmet using DMSO as solvent...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738595/compound-specific-%C3%AE-13-c-and-%C3%AE-2-h-analysis-of-olive-oil-fatty-acids
#4
Mauro Paolini, Luana Bontempo, Federica Camin
Fatty acids are the most abundant biomolecules in olive oil. In this study, we describe the analytical method developed to measure the δ(13)C, and for the first time, the δ(2)H values of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) extracted from olive oil triglycerides, after base-catalysed transesterification with methanol. The extracted FAMEs are analysed using Gas Chromatography Combustion/Pyrolysis Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GC-C/Py-IRMS). The method made it possible to obtain baseline separation between the peaks of the main FAMEs (C16, C18, C18:1, C18:2)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738558/elemental-source-attribution-signatures-for-calcium-ammonium-nitrate-can-fertilizers-used-in-homemade-explosives
#5
Carlos G Fraga, Alexander V Mitroshkov, Nikhil S Mirjankar, Brian P Dockendorff, Angie M Melville
Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) is a widely available fertilizer composed of ammonium nitrate (AN) mixed with some form of calcium carbonate such as limestone or dolomite. CAN is also frequently used to make homemade explosives. The potential of using elemental profiling and chemometrics to match both pristine and reprocessed CAN fertilizers to their factories of origin for use in future forensic investigations was examined. Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used to determine the concentrations of 64 elements in 125 samples from 11 CAN stocks from 6 different CAN factories...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738409/elements-of-eoarchean-life-trapped-in-mineral-inclusions
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T Hassenkam, M P Andersson, K N Dalby, D M A Mackenzie, M T Rosing
Metasedimentary rocks from Isua, West Greenland (over 3,700 million years old) contain (13)C-depleted carbonaceous compounds, with isotopic ratios that are compatible with a biogenic origin. Metamorphic garnet crystals in these rocks contain trails of carbonaceous inclusions that are contiguous with carbon-rich sedimentary beds in the host rock, where carbon is fully graphitized. Previous studies have not been able to document other elements of life (mainly hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus) structurally bound to this carbonaceous material...
July 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738408/cgas-surveillance-of-micronuclei-links-genome-instability-to-innate-immunity
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Karen J Mackenzie, Paula Carroll, Carol-Anne Martin, Olga Murina, Adeline Fluteau, Daniel J Simpson, Nelly Olova, Hannah Sutcliffe, Jacqueline K Rainger, Andrea Leitch, Ruby T Osborn, Ann P Wheeler, Marcin Nowotny, Nick Gilbert, Tamir Chandra, Martin A M Reijns, Andrew P Jackson
DNA is strictly compartmentalized within the nucleus to prevent autoimmunity; despite this, cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS), a cytosolic sensor of double-stranded DNA, is activated in autoinflammatory disorders and by DNA damage. Precisely how cellular DNA gains access to the cytoplasm remains to be determined. Here, we report that cGAS localizes to micronuclei arising from genome instability in a mouse model of monogenic autoinflammation, after exogenous DNA damage and spontaneously in human cancer cells. Such micronuclei occur after mis-segregation of DNA during cell division and consist of chromatin surrounded by its own nuclear membrane...
July 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738395/outcomes-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-corticosteroid-therapies-in-myasthenia-gravis
#8
Yun Jing, Xinxin Liu, Lei Yu, Ran Li
AIMS: To compare the long-term outcomes of non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis (MG) patients receiving pre-thymectomy (Pre-CS) or post-thymectomy corticosteroid (Post-CS) therapy. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, 41 patients with MG were treated with Pre-CS therapy, and 110 were treated with Post-CS therapy. RESULTS: In the MG cohorts, 9 of 40 patients (22.5%) in the Pre-CS group vs. 28 of 105 patients (26.7%) in the Post-CS group achieved a complete remission (CR) at 1 year, 29...
July 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738326/difficulty-in-the-cytodiagnosis-of-mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-survey-of-109-cytologists-with-a-case-originating-from-a-minor-salivary-gland
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Keita Kai, Akimichi Minesaki, Kumiko Suzuki, Mikio Monji, Mitsuo Nakamura, Hisayuki Tsugitomi, Yuichiro Kuratomi, Shinichi Aishima
BACKGROUND: Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary gland shows morphologic similarities and shares an immunophenotype and characteristic ETV6-NTRK3 translocation with secretory carcinoma of the breast. We present a buccal case of MASC along with a survey-based debate about its cytologic diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). CASE: FNA of the buccal nodule of a 58-year-old Japanese man was initially performed by 3 cytologists who gave different assessments of the Papanicolaou classification (i...
July 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738287/perceived-stress-and-poly-tobacco-product-use-across-adolescence-patterns-of-association-and-gender-differences
#10
Adam M Leventhal, Robert Urman, Jessica L Barrington-Trimis, Nicholas I Goldenson, Katia Gallegos, Chih Ping Chou, Kejia Wang, Kiros Berhane, Tess Boley Cruz, Mary Ann Pentz, Jennifer Unger, Rob S McConnell
Perceived stress-an endophenotype indicative of the tendency to appraise stress as frequent, unpredictable and unmanageable-is associated with adolescent cigarette smoking. It is unclear whether this association: (1) extends to alternative tobacco products, like electronic cigarettes and hookah (tobacco water pipe), which are increasingly popular among youth, and (2) differs by gender. In this report, data were drawn from a population-based longitudinal cohort of youth in Southern California. Perceived stress was assessed at baseline (7th or 8th grade; 2010)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738285/molecular-assessment-characterization-and-differentiation-of-theca-stem-cells-imply-the-presence-of-mesenchymal-and-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-sheep-ovarian-theca-layer
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Samane Adib, Mojtaba Rezazadeh Valojerdi
The ability of ovarian theca stem cells to differentiate into oocyte and theca cells may lead to a major advancement in reproductive biology and infertility treatments. However, there is little information about function, growth and differentiation potential of these immature cells. In this study adult sheep theca stem cells (TSCs) characteristics, and differentiation potential into osteocyte-like cells (OSLCs), adipocyte-like cells (ALCs), theca progenitor-like cells (TPCs), and oocyte-like cells (OLCs) were investigated...
July 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738272/evolution-of-corresponding-resistance-genes-in-the-water-of-fish-tanks-with-multiple-stresses-of-antibiotics-and-heavy-metals
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Xiaolin He, Yanbin Xu, Jinliang Chen, Jiayin Ling, Yafei Li, Lu Huang, Xiao Zhou, Li Zheng, Guangyan Xie
Abuse of antibiotics and heavy metals in aquaculture has been widely concerned and might aggravate the spread of resistance genes in environment. To investigate the occurrence and proliferation of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and heavy metal resistance genes (HMRGs), three commonly used antibiotics (tetracycline, sulfanilamide, cefotaxime) and two heavy metals (Zn and Cu) were designed to add individually or jointly in nine fish tanks including five individual exposure tanks of tetracycline (tet), sulfanilamide (sul), cefotaxime (cef), Cu, Zn and four combination exposure tanks of tetracycline + sulfanilamide (tet + sul), tetracycline + sulfanilamide + cefotaxime (tet + sul + cef), tetracycline + sulfanilamide + Cu (tet + sul + Cu), tetracycline + sulfanilamide + Zn (tet + sul + Zn) as well as the control during the experiment period of 180 days...
July 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738270/chemical-structure-and-correlation-analysis-of-hiv-1-nnrt-and-nrt-inhibitors-and-database-curated-published-inhibition-constants-with-chemical-structure-in-diverse-datasets
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Birgit Viira, Alfonso T García-Sosa, Uko Maran
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase is a major target for designing anti-HIV drugs. Developed inhibitors are divided into non-nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) and nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) depending on their mechanism. Given that many inhibitors have been studied and for many of them binding affinity constants have been calculated, it is beneficial to analyze the chemical landscape of these families of inhibitors and correlate these inhibition constants with molecular structure descriptors...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738159/light-and-electrically-induced-phase-segregation-and-its-impact-on-the-stability-of-quadruple-cation-high-bandgap-perovskite-solar-cells
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The Duong, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, Yiliang Wu, Xiao Fu, Heping Shen, Jun Peng, Nandi Wu, Hieu T Nguyen, Daniel MacDonald, Mark N Lockrey, Thomas P White, Klaus Weber, Kylie R Catchpole
Perovskite material with a bandgap of 1.7 eV - 1.8 eV is highly desirable for the top cell in a tandem configuration with a lower bandgap bottom cell, such as a silicon cell. This can be achieved by alloying iodide and bromide anions, but light-induced phase segregation phenomena is often observed in perovskite films of this kind, with implications for solar cell efficiency. Here we investigate light-induced phase segregation inside quadruple cation perovskite material in a complete cell structure, and find that the magnitude of this phenomenon is dependent on the operating condition of the solar cell...
July 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738158/efficient-interfacially-driven-vehiculization-of-corticosteroids-by-pulmonary-surfactant
#15
Alberto Hidalgo, Fabrizio Salomone, Nieves Fresno, Guillermo Orellana, Antonio Cruz, Jesus Perez-Gil
Pulmonary surfactant is a crucial system to stabilize the respiratory air-liquid interface. Furthermore, pulmonary surfactant has been proposed as an effective method for targeting drugs to the lungs. However, few studies have examined in detail the mechanisms of incorporation of drugs into surfactant, the impact of the presence of drugs on pulmonary surfactant performance at the interface under physiologically-meaningful conditions, or the ability of pulmonary surfactant to use the air-liquid interface to vehiculise drugs to long distances...
July 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738107/acupuncture-in-temporomandibular-disorder-myofascial-pain-treatment-a-systematic-review
#16
Ana Carla Fernandes, Dayanne Monielle Duarte Moura, Laura Géssica Dantas Da Silva, Erika Oliveira De Almeida, Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa
AIMS: To carry out a systematic review of clinical trials published up to 2015 to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating myofascial pain in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. METHODS: The databases used were the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science; the dates of the articles surveyed ranged from 1990 to May 2015. The inclusion criteria were: (1) publications in English, Portuguese, or Spanish; (2) controlled clinical trials; (3) patients with TMD of muscular origin; and (4) studies that used acupuncture or laser acupuncture only for treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738086/an-essential-ebv-latent-antigen-3c-binds-bcl6-for-targeted-degradation-and-cell-proliferation
#17
Yonggang Pei, Shuvomoy Banerjee, Hem Chandra Jha, Zhiguo Sun, Erle S Robertson
The latent EBV nuclear antigen 3C (EBNA3C) is required for transformation of primary human B lymphocytes. Most mature B-cell malignancies originate from malignant transformation of germinal center (GC) B-cells. The GC reaction appears to have a role in malignant transformation, in which a major player of the GC reaction is Bcl6, a key regulator of this process. We now demonstrate that EBNA3C contributes to B-cell transformation by targeted degradation of Bcl6. We show that EBNA3C can physically associate with Bcl6...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738084/the-dkk3-gene-encodes-a-vital-intracellular-regulator-of-cell-proliferation
#18
Jack L Leonard, Deborah M Leonard, Scot A Wolfe, Jilin Liu, Jaime Rivera, Michelle Yang, Ryan T Leonard, Jacob P S Johnson, Prashant Kumar, Kate L Liebmann, Amanda A Tutto, Zhongming Mou, Karl J Simin
Members of the Dickkopf (Dkk) family of Wnt antagonists interrupt Wnt-induced receptor assembly and participate in axial patterning and cell fate determination. One family member, DKK3, does not block Wnt receptor activation. Loss of Dkk3 expression in cancer is associated with hyperproliferation and dysregulated ß-catenin signaling, and ectopic expression of Dkk3 halts cancer growth. The molecular events mediating the DKK3-dependent arrest of ß-catenin-driven cell proliferation in cancer cells are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738081/comparative-molecular-analyses-of-invasive-fall-armyworm-in-togo-reveal-strong-similarities-to-populations-from-the-eastern-united-states-and-the-greater-antilles
#19
Rodney N Nagoshi, Djima Koffi, Komi Agboka, Kodjo Agbeko Tounou, Rahul Banerjee, Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, Robert L Meagher
The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, J.E. Smith) is a noctuid moth that is a major and ubiquitous agricultural pest in the Western Hemisphere. Infestations have recently been identified in several locations in Africa, indicating its establishment in the Eastern Hemisphere where it poses an immediate and significant economic threat. Genetic methods were used to characterize noctuid specimens infesting multiple cornfields in the African nation of Togo that were tentatively identified as fall armyworm by morphological criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738005/accuracy-and-repeatability-of-long-bone-replicas-of-small-animals-fabricated-by-use-of-low-end-and-high-end-commercial-three-dimensional-printers
#20
Jamie A Cone, Thomas M Martin, Denis J Marcellin-Little, Ola L A Harrysson, Emily H Griffith
OBJECTIVE To assess the repeatability and accuracy of polymer replicas of small, medium, and large long bones of small animals fabricated by use of 2 low-end and 2 high-end 3-D printers. SAMPLE Polymer replicas of a cat femur, dog radius, and dog tibia were fabricated in triplicate by use of each of four 3-D printing methods. PROCEDURES 3-D renderings of the 3 bones reconstructed from CT images were prepared, and length, width of the proximal aspect, and width of the distal aspect of each CT image were measured in triplicate...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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