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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810948/development-and-validation-of-a-robust-and-efficient-hplc-method-for-the-simultaneous-quantification-of-levodopa-carbidopa-benserazide-and-entacapone-in-complex-matrices
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Erik Wollmer, Sandra Klein
PURPOSE: A variety of fixed-dose combination products is used in the therapy of Parkinson Disease. However, to date a proper analytical method applicable for comparative screening of different antiparkinson products was not available. The objective of the present work was thus to develop and validate an analytical method for the simultaneous quantification of levodopa, carbidopa, benserazide and entacapone. The method should be applicable for quantifying samples from drug release experiments with marketed products and prototype formulations performed under compendial and biorelevant test conditions...
2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810079/lc-esi-ms-ms-determination-of-4-methylpyrazole-in-dog-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study-in-dogs
#2
Devaraj V Chandrasekhar, Suresh P S, Sreekanth Dittakavi, Rakesh A Hiremath, Ravi Kanth Bhamidipati, Wolfgang Richter, Nuggehally R Srinivas, Ramesh Mullangi
A simple, specific, sensitive and rapid LC-ESI-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for the quantification of 4-methylpyrazole in dog plasma using N-methylnicotinamide-d4 as an internal standard (IS) as per regulatory guideline.s Sample preparation was accomplished through a simple protein precipitation. Chromatographic separation of 4-methylpyrazole and the IS was performed on a monolithic (Chromolith RP-18e) column using an isocratic mobile phase comprising 0.2% formic acid in water and acetonitrile (20:80, v/v) at a flow rate of 1...
August 15, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809050/versatile-chromatographic-method-for-catechin-determination-in-development-of-topical-formulations-containing-natural-extracts
#3
Ricardo Ferreira-Nunes, Tamara Angelo, Sandra Márcia Mazutti da Silva, Pérola Oliveira Magalhães, Tais Gratieri, Marcílio Sérgio Soares da Cunha-Filho, Guilherme Martins Gelfuso
Catechin is found in several natural sources, as Eugenia dysenterica and Syzygium cumini extracts. Its antioxidant and UV-protective properties suggest a potential use in cosmetic and dermatological formulations. A simple analytical method capable of giving support to experiments performed along the development of topical formulations containing this natural substance (i.e., drug assay, skin permeation and stability studies), however, is still demanded. Thus, this work aimed to develop and validate a selective HPLC method for catechin determination during the development of topical formulations...
August 15, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808391/resolving-identification-issues-of-saraca-asoca-from-its-adulterant-and-commercial-samples-using-phytochemical-markers
#4
Satisha Hegde, Harsha Vasudev Hegde, Sunil Satyappa Jalalpure, Malleswara Rao Peram, Sandeep Ramachandra Pai, Subarna Roy
Saraca asoca (Roxb.) De Wilde (Ashoka) is a highly valued endangered medicinal tree species from Western Ghats of India. Besides treating cardiac and circulatory problems, S. asoca provides immense relief in gynecological disorders. Higher price and demand, in contrast to the smaller population size of the plant, have motivated adulteration with other plants such as Polyalthia longifolia (Sonnerat) Thwaites. The fundamental concerns in quality control of S. asoca arise due to its part of medicinal value (Bark) and the chemical composition...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807898/hypothalamic-sonic-hedgehog-is-required-for-cell-specification-and-proliferation-of-lhx3-lhx4-pituitary-embryonic-precursors
#5
G Carreno, J Apps, E J Lodge, L Panousopoulos, S Haston, J M Gonzalez-Meljem, H Hahn, C L Andoniadou, J P Martinez-Barbera
Sonic hedgehog (SHH) is an essential morphogenetic signal dictating cell fate decisions in several developing organs in mammals. In vitro data suggest that SHH is required to specify LHX3+/LHX4+ Rathke's pouch (RP) progenitor identity. However, in vivo studies have failed to reveal such a function, supporting instead, a critical role for SHH in promoting proliferation of these RP progenitors and for differentiation of pituitary cell types. Here, we have used a genetic approach to demonstrate that activation of the SHH pathway is necessary to induce LHX3+/LHX4+ RP identity in mouse embryos...
August 14, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807449/non-invasive-intra-cardiac-pressure-measurements-using-subharmonic-aided-pressure-estimation-proof-of-concept-in-humans
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Jaydev K Dave, Sushmita V Kulkarni, Purva P Pangaonkar, Maria Stanczak, Maureen E McDonald, Ira S Cohen, Praveen Mehrotra, Michael P Savage, Paul Walinsky, Nicholas J Ruggiero, David L Fischman, David Ogilby, Carolyn VanWhy, Matthew Lombardi, Flemming Forsberg
This study evaluated the feasibility of employing non-invasive intra-cardiac pressure estimation using subharmonic signals from ultrasound contrast agents in humans. This institutional review board-approved proof-of-concept study included 15 consenting patients scheduled for left and right heart catheterization. During the catheterization procedure, Definity was infused intra-venously at 4-10 mL/min. Ultrasound scanning was performed with a Sonix RP using pulse inversion, three incident acoustic output levels and 2...
August 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806571/separation-and-characterization-of-allergic-polymerized-impurities-in-cephalosporins-by-2d-hpsec%C3%A3-lc-it-tof-ms
#7
Yu Xu, DanDan Wang, Lan Tang, Jian Wang
Eleven unknown allergic impurities in cefodizime, cefmenoxime and cefonicid were separated and characterized by a trap-free two-dimensional high performance size exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) and reversed phase liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) coupled to high resolution ion trap/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (2D-HPSEC×LC-IT-TOF MS) with positive and negative modes of electrospray ionization method. Separation and characterization the allergic polymerized impurities in β-lactam antibiotics were on the basis of column-switching technique which effectively combined the advantages of HPSEC and the ability of RP-HPLC to identify the special impurities...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805952/constituents-from-scutellaria-barbata-inhibiting-nitric-oxide-production-in-lps-stimulated-microglial-cells
#8
So Ra Lee, Min-Suk Kim, Sunggun Kim, Kwang Woo Hwang, So-Young Park
The arial parts of Scutellaria barbata D. Don (Lamiaceae) efficiently inhibited NO production in BV2 microglial cells, and the active constituents were further isolated based on activity-guided isolation using silica-gel column chromatography, RP-C18 MPLC and prep-HPLC. As the results, 2 flavonoids including 6-methoxynaringenin (1) and 6-O-methylscutellarein (5), and 6 neo-clerodane diterpenes such as scutebarbatine W (2), scutebatas B (3), scutebarbatine B (4), scutebarbatine A (6), 6-O-nicotinolylscutebarbatine G (7) and scutebarbatine X (8) were isolated...
August 14, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805834/profiles-of-free-and-bound-phenolics-extracted-from-citrus-fruits-and-their-roles-in-biological-systems-content-and-antioxidant-anti-diabetic-and-anti-hypertensive-properties
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Muhammad H Alu'datt, Taha Rababah, Mohammad N Alhamad, Majdi A Al-Mahasneh, Khalil Ereifej, Ghazi Al-Karaki, Mohammed Al-Duais, Juan E Andrade, Carole C Tranchant, Stan Kubow, Kawther A Ghozlan
This study of selected plants of the Rutaceae family was carried out to investigate their phenolic content, antioxidant activity, and the in vitro inhibitory potential of extracted phenolics towards enzymes relevant for hyperglycemia and hypertension. The phenolic content, antioxidant activity and phenolic extract-mediated inhibitory activities for α-glucosidase and α-amylase were evaluated by spectrophotometry. The content of individual phenolics and the angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity of the phenolic extracts were evaluated by LC/MS-MS and RP-HPLC methods, respectively...
August 14, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805378/in-vitro-modulation-of-renin-angiotensin-system-enzymes-by-amaranth-amaranthus-hypochondriacus-protein-derived-peptides-alternative-mechanisms-different-from-ace-inhibition
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Alejandra V Quiroga, Paula Aphalo, Agustina Estefanía Nardo, María Cristina Añón
Among the factors affecting the development of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension is one of the most important. Research done on amaranth proteins has demonstrated their hypotensive capacity in vivo and in vitro; nevertheless the mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze in vitro the inhibition of peptides derived from an amaranth hydrolysate (AHH) on other RAS enzymes other than ACE. The chymase and renin activities were studied. AHH was not able to inhibit chymase activity although a dose-response effect was found on renin activity (IC50 0...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805047/outcomes-of-post-prostatectomy-radiotherapy-at-a-regional-cancer-centre
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Luke Nicholls, Amber Winter, Ashley Harwood, Ashley Plank, Preeti Bagga, Winnie Wong, Eric Khoo
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the efficacy and toxicity of radiation therapy (RT) after radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer at Radiation Oncology Centres, Toowoomba. METHODS: The electronic medical records of 130 consecutive patients with histologically proven prostate adenocarcinoma who underwent post-prostatectomy RT between January 2008 and December 2014 were analysed. Primary endpoint was Biochemical Recurrence (BCR) after RT. BCR was defined by PSA > 0...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803485/raynaud-s-phenomenon-and-its-impact-on-activities-in-daily-life-during-one-year-of-follow-up-in-early-systemic-sclerosis
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G Sandqvist, P Wollmer, A Scheja, M Wildt, R Hesselstrand
OBJECTIVE: To investigate Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) and its impact on daily life activities during 1 year of follow-up in early systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHOD: Fourteen SSc patients with a median disease duration of 2 years were enrolled in the study. Every 7 weeks the patients completed a 7 day diary documenting the frequency and duration of RP attacks, the activity causing the attack, and how they handled the attack. The patients also recorded in the diary daily self-assessments of the difficulties with RP, using a 0-10 ordinal scale according to the Raynaud's Condition Score...
August 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803263/carotenoids-from-the-extreme-halophilic-archaeon-haloterrigena-turkmenica-identification-and-antioxidant-activity
#13
Giuseppe Squillaci, Roberta Parrella, Virginia Carbone, Paola Minasi, Francesco La Cara, Alessandra Morana
Haloterrigena turkmenica was able to synthesize carotenoids when grown in halobacteria medium. These molecules have antioxidant properties and find application in food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical fields. The carotenoids were extracted with methanol, separated by RP-HPLC, and identified by mass spectrometry and UV/Vis spectra analyses. The C50 carotenoids were the main pigments, and C30, C40, and C51 carotenoids were also detected. Seven geometric isomers were distinguished for bacterioruberin, monoanhydrobacterioruberin, and bisanhydrobacterioruberin...
August 12, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801241/trends-in-radical-prostatectomy-risk-group-distribution-in-a-european-multicenter-analysis-of-28-572-patients-towards-tailored-treatment
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Roderick van den Bergh, Giorgio Gandaglia, Derya Tilki, Hendrik Borgmann, Piet Ost, Christian Surcel, Massimo Valerio, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Alberto Briganti, Markus Graefen, Henk van der Poel, Alexandre de la Taille, Francesco Montorsi, Guillaume Ploussard
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) has been increasingly proposed as the preferential initial management strategy for low-risk prostate cancer (PC), while in high-risk PC the indication for surgery has widened. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the development of risk group distribution of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective database review of combined RP databases (2000-2015) of four large European centers (Créteil, Paris; San Rafaele, Milan; Martini Klinik, Hamburg; NKI, AvL, Amsterdam)...
August 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800110/response-of-dermal-fibroblasts-to-biochemical-and-physical-cues-in-aligned-polycaprolactone-silk-fibroin-nanofiber-scaffolds-for-application-in-tendon-tissue-engineering
#15
Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Chang-Yi Kuo, Meng-Lun Li, Jyh-Ping Chen
Silk fibroin (SF) and fiber alignment were introduced into polycaprolactone (PCL)-based electrospun nanofibers as chemical and physical cues for tendon tissue engineering applications. The physicochemical properties of random PCL (RP) nanofibers, random PCL/SF (RPSF) nanofibers and aligned PCL/SF (APSF) nanofibers were characterized for fiber orientation and SF blending effects. An in vitro cell culture with rabbit dermal fibroblasts (RDFBs) on nanofibers indicated that SF promotes cell proliferation to a higher extent than fiber alignment...
August 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799017/ecotoxicological-risk-assessment-and-seasonal-variation-of-some-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-the-sewage-treatment-plant-and-surface-water-bodies-lakes
#16
G Archana, Rita Dhodapkar, Anupama Kumar
This paper reports the seasonal variation and environmental quality control data for five fingerprint pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) (acetaminophen ciprofloxacin, caffeine, irgasan and benzophenone) in the influent and the effluent of the sewage treatment plant (STP) and surface water bodies (six major lakes) in and around Nagpur, one of the "A class city" in the central India over a period of 1 year. The target compounds were analysed using developed offline solid-phase extraction (SPE) coupled with reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC-PDA) method...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798898/dark-adapted-chromatic-perimetry-for-measuring-rod-visual-fields-in-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
#17
Lea D Bennett, Martin Klein, Kirsten G Locke, Kelly Kiser, David G Birch
PURPOSE: Although rod photoreceptors are initially affected in retinitis pigmentosa (RP), the full-field of rod vision is not routinely characterized due to the unavailability of commercial devices detecting rod sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to quantify rod-mediated vision in the peripheral field from patients with RP using a new commercially available perimeter. METHODS: Participants had one eye dilated and dark-adapted for 45 minutes. A dark-adapted chromatic (DAC) perimeter tested 80 loci 144° horizontally and 72° vertically with cyan stimuli...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798674/adaptive-gaze-strategies-for-locomotion-with-constricted-visual-field
#18
Colas N Authié, Alain Berthoz, José-Alain Sahel, Avinoam B Safran
In retinitis pigmentosa (RP), loss of peripheral visual field accounts for most difficulties encountered in visuo-motor coordination during locomotion. The purpose of this study was to accurately assess the impact of peripheral visual field loss on gaze strategies during locomotion, and identify compensatory mechanisms. Nine RP subjects presenting a central visual field limited to 10-25° in diameter, and nine healthy subjects were asked to walk in one of three directions-straight ahead to a visual target, leftward and rightward through a door frame, with or without obstacle on the way...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798377/peo-based-brush-type-amphiphilic-macro-raft-agents-and-their-assembled-polyhipe-monolithic-structures-for-applications-in-separation-science
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Aminreza Khodabandeh, R Dario Arrua, Fotouh R Mansour, Stuart C Thickett, Emily F Hilder
Polymerized High Internal Phase Emulsions (PolyHIPEs) were prepared using emulsion-templating, stabilized by an amphiphilic diblock copolymer prepared by reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. The diblock copolymer consisted of a hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether acrylate (PEO MA, average Mn 480) segment and a hydrophobic styrene segment, with a trithiocarbonate end-group. These diblock copolymers were the sole emulsifiers used in stabilizing "inverse" (oil-in-water) high internal phase emulsion templates, which upon polymerization resulted in a polyHIPE exhibiting a highly interconnected monolithic structure...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797228/oncological-outcomes-in-an-australian-cohort-according-to-the-new-prostate-cancer-grading-groupings
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K R Beckmann, A D Vincent, M E O'Callaghan, P Cohen, S Chang, M Borg, S M Evans, D M Roder, K L Moretti
BACKGROUND: A new 5-tiered grading grouping system has recently been endorsed for reporting of prostate cancer (PCa) grade to better reflect escalating risk of progression and cancer death. While several validations of the new grade groupings have been undertaken, most have involved centralised pathological review by specialist urological pathologists. METHODS: Participants included 4268 men with non-metastatic PCa diagnosed between 2006 and 2013 from the multi-institutional South Australia Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative registry...
August 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
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