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Simultaneous multiagent hyperpolarized (13) C perfusion imaging

Authors: von Morze, C; Bok, RA; Reed, GD; Ardenkjaer-Larsen, JH; Kurhanewicz, J; Vigneron, DB (In Press) HERO ID: 2325070

[Less] PURPOSE: To demonstrate simultaneous hyperpolarization and imaging of three (13) C-labeled . . . [More] PURPOSE: To demonstrate simultaneous hyperpolarization and imaging of three (13) C-labeled perfusion MRI contrast agents with dissimilar molecular structures ([(13) C]urea, [(13) C]hydroxymethyl cyclopropane, and [(13) C]t-butanol) and correspondingly variable chemical shifts and physiological characteristics, and to exploit their varying diffusibility for simultaneous measurement of vascular permeability and perfusion in initial preclinical studies.

METHODS: Rapid and efficient dynamic multislice imaging was enabled by a novel pulse sequence incorporating balanced steady state free precession excitation and spectral-spatial readout by multiband frequency encoding, designed for the wide, regular spectral separation of these compounds. We exploited the varying bilayer permeability of these tracers to quantify vascular permeability and perfusion parameters simultaneously, using perfusion modeling methods that were investigated in simulations. "Tripolarized" perfusion MRI methods were applied to initial preclinical studies with differential conditions of vascular permeability, in normal mouse tissues and advanced transgenic mouse prostate tumors.

RESULTS: Dynamic imaging revealed clear differences among the individual tracer distributions. Computed permeability maps demonstrated differential permeability of brain tissue among the tracers, and tumor perfusion and permeability were both elevated over values expected for normal tissues.

CONCLUSION: Tripolarized perfusion MRI provides new molecular imaging measures for specifically monitoring permeability, perfusion, and transport simultaneously in vivo. Magn Reson Med, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Antioxidant and antifungal activities of Smilax campestris Griseb. (Smilacaceae)

Authors: Morais, MI; Pinto, ME; Araújo, SG; Castro, AH; Duarte-Almeida, JM; Rosa, LH; Rosa, CA; Johann, S; Lima, LA (In Press) HERO ID: 2325014

[Less] Ethanol extract and fractions obtained from aerial parts of Smilax campestris were examined in order . . . [More] Ethanol extract and fractions obtained from aerial parts of Smilax campestris were examined in order to determine their phenolic composition, antioxidant capacity and antifungal activities. High-performance liquid chromatography coupled with DAD analysis indicated that quercetin and rutin were the main phenolic compounds present in butanol fraction and ethanol extract, respectively. The antioxidant activity assessed by the scavenging ability on 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical was significantly more pronounced for the ethanol extract and butanol fraction than that of the commercial antioxidant 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol. The antifungal activity of extract and fractions was investigated by using microdilution method against five Candida and two Cryptococcus yeast strains. Ethanol extract and fractions exhibited antifungal activities against Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida krusei, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis and Cryptococcus gattii. This work provides the knowledge of profile and content of flavonoids and their antioxidant and antifungal activities in the extract and fractions of aerial parts of S. campestris.

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Asymmetric Allylation of Ketones and Subsequent Tandem Reactions Catalyzed by a Novel Polymer-Supported Titanium-BINOLate Complex

Authors: Yadav, J; Stanton, GR; Fan, X; Robinson, JR; Schelter, EJ; Walsh, PJ; Pericas, MA (In Press) HERO ID: 2325016

[Less] By using a novel, simple, and convenient synthetic route, enantiopure 6-ethynyl-BINOL (BINOL=1,1-binaphthol) . . . [More] By using a novel, simple, and convenient synthetic route, enantiopure 6-ethynyl-BINOL (BINOL=1,1-binaphthol) was synthesized and anchored to an azidomethylpolystyrene resin through a copper-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction. The polystyrene (PS)-supported BINOL ligand was converted into its diisopropoxytitanium derivative in situ and used as a heterogeneous catalyst in the asymmetric allylation of ketones. The catalyst showed good activity and excellent enantioselectivity, typically matching the results obtained in the corresponding homogeneous reaction. The allylation reaction mixture could be submitted to epoxidation by simple treatment with tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP), and the tandem asymmetric allylation epoxidation process led to a highly enantioenriched epoxy alcohol with two adjacent quaternary centers as a single diastereomer. A tandem asymmetric allylation/Pauson-Khand reaction was also performed, involving simple treatment of the allylation reaction mixture with Co2 (CO)8 /N-methyl morpholine N-oxide. This cascade process resulted in the formation of two diastereomeric tricyclic enones in high yields and enantioselectivities.

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Regio- and Stereoselectivity in the Reactions of Organometallic Reagents with an Electron-Deficient and an Electron-Rich Vinyloxirane: Applications for Sequential Bis-Allylic Substitution Reactions in the Generation of Vicinal Stereogenic Centers

Authors: Dieter, RK; Huang, Y; Guo, F (In Press) Journal of Organic Chemistry. HERO ID: 1070851

[Less] Vinyloxiranes provide opportunities for bis-allylic substitution reactions and the generation of new . . . [More] Vinyloxiranes provide opportunities for bis-allylic substitution reactions and the generation of new vicinal stereogenic centers if regio- and stereocontrol can be achieved. Ethyl (E)-4,5-epoxy-2-hexenoate affords excellent S(N)2':S(N)2 regioselectivity and anti:syn product diastereoselectivity with dialkyzinc reagents in the presence of CuCN, and conversion of the resultant allylic alcohol to the acetate affords good syn:anti product diastereoselectivity in S(N)2'-selective allylic substitutions with alkylcyanocuprates in THF. (E)-1-(tert-Butyldimethylsilyloxy)-2,3-epoxy-4-hexenonate gives excellent S(N)2':S(N)2 regioselectivity and anti:syn product diastereoselectivity with dialkyzinc reagents in THF or DMF or Grignard reagents in Et(2)O/THF (10/1) in the presence of CuCN. Conversion of the product allylic alcohol into the allylic phosphate affords excellent S(N)2' regioselectivity and syn:anti product diastereoselectivity with lithium alkylcyanocuprates for primary and secondary alkyl transferable ligands, while S(N)2 regioselectivity is observed for the tert-butyl ligand. Reaction conditions have been developed for regio- and stereocontrolled bis-allylic substitution reactions on both electron-rich and electron-deficient alkenyloxiranes, providing a methodology for the generation of vicinal alkane stereogenic centers.

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The formation of amyloid-like fibrils of α-chymotrypsin in different aqueous organic solvents

Authors: Simona, LM; Laczkób, I; Demcsáka, A; Tótha, D; Kotormán, M; Fülöp, L (In Press) Protein and peptide letters. HERO ID: 1039177

[Less] The formation of amyloid-like fibrils of α-chymotrypsin was studied in aqueous ethanol, methanol, tert-butanol, . . . [More] The formation of amyloid-like fibrils of α-chymotrypsin was studied in aqueous ethanol, methanol, tert-butanol, dimethylformamide and acetonitrile. Thioflavin T (ThT), Congo red (CR) and 1-anilino-8-naphthalenesulfonic acid (ANS) binding, turbidity, intrinsic fluorescence and far-UV circular dichroism measurements were employed to characterize the amyloid fibril formation. The greatest extent of fibril formation after incubation for 24 h at pH 7.0 and at 24 °C was in ethanol at 55%, in methanol and dimethylformamide (DMF) at 60-70% and in tert-butanol at 60-80%. The ANS binding and intrinsic fluorescence results showed that the hydrophobic residues are more solvent-exposed in the aggregated form of α-chymotrypsin. The ThT, CR binding and far-UV CD measurements indicated that the formation of the cross- structure of α-chymotrypsin depends on the polarity of the organic solvent. To determine the role of surface charges in the aggregation, chemically modified forms of α-chymotrypsin were prepared. The citraconylated and succinylated enzymes exhibited a higher and the enzyme forms modified with aliphatic aldehydes a lower propensity for aggregation. These results suggest the important role of surface charges in the aggregation of α-chymotrypsin.

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Photooxidation of arsenite under 254 nm irradiation with a quantum yield higher than unity

Authors: Ryu, J; Monllor-Satoca, D; Kim, D-H; Yeo, J; Choi, W (In Press) Environmental Science and Technology. HERO ID: 1797795

[Less] Arsenite (As(III)) in water was demonstrated to be efficiently oxidized to arsenate (As(V)) under 254 . . . [More] Arsenite (As(III)) in water was demonstrated to be efficiently oxidized to arsenate (As(V)) under 254 nm UV irradiation without needing any chemical reagents. Although the molar absorption coefficient of As(III) at 254 nm is very low (2.49±0.1 M(-1)cm(-1)), the photooxidation proceeded with a quantum yield over 1.0, which implies a chain of propagating oxidation cycles. The rate of As(III) photooxidation was highly enhanced in the presence of dissolved oxygen, which can be ascribed to its dual role as an electron acceptor of photo-excited As(III) and a precursor of oxidizing radicals. The in-situ production of H2O2 was observed during the photooxidation of As(III) and its subsequent photolysis under UV irradiation produced OH radicals. The addition of tert-butyl alcohol as OH radical scavengers significantly reduced (but not completely inhibited) the oxidation rate, which indicates that OH radicals as well as superoxide serve as an oxidant of As(III). Superoxide, H2O2, and OH radicals were all in situ generated from the irradiated solution of As(III) in the presence of dissolved O2 and their subsequent reactions with As(III) induce the regeneration of some oxidants, which makes the overall quantum yield higher than 1. The homogeneous photolysis of arsenite under 254 nm irradiation can be also proposed as a new method of generating OH radicals.

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Three phase partitioning for simultaneous purification of aloe polysaccharide and protein using a single-step extraction

Authors: Tan, Z; Wang, C; Yi, YJ; Wang, HY; Zhou, W; Tan, S; Li, F (2015) Process Biochemistry 50:482-486. HERO ID: 2849802

[Less] In this paper, an inexpensive, rapid and efficient three phase partitioning (TPP) technique was used . . . [More] In this paper, an inexpensive, rapid and efficient three phase partitioning (TPP) technique was used to simultaneously purify aloe polysaccharide (APS) and protein using a single-step extraction. This TPP system is established by adding ammonium sulfate and t-butanol to the crude slurry of aloe powder. APS was extracted in the lower phase, and the protein was extracted in the middle phase. The extraction conditions optimized were mass concentration of ammonium sulfate and t-butanol, temperature and pH. APS was further purified using a dialysis membrane to remove the salt, and its purity was determined. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) was used to analyze aloe protein. TPP is an attractive and potential technique for the purification of APS and protein from Aloe vera L. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Iron-Doped Nickel Oxide Nanocrystals as Highly Efficient Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Water Splitting

Authors: Fominykh, K; Chernev, P; Zaharieva, I; Sicklinger, J; Stefanic, G; Döblinger, M; Müller, A; Pokharel, A; Böcklein, S; Scheu, C; Bein, T; Fattakhova-Rohlfing, D (2015) ACS Nano. HERO ID: 2849826

[Less] Efficient electrochemical water splitting to hydrogen and oxygen is considered a promising technology . . . [More] Efficient electrochemical water splitting to hydrogen and oxygen is considered a promising technology to overcome our dependency on fossil fuels. Searching for novel catalytic materials for electrochemical oxygen generation is essential for improving the total efficiency of water splitting processes. We report the synthesis, structural characterization, and electrochemical performance in the oxygen evolution reaction of Fe-doped NiO nanocrystals. The facile solvothermal synthesis in tert-butanol leads to the formation of ultrasmall crystalline and highly dispersible FexNi1-xO nanoparticles with dopant concentrations of up to 20%. The increase in Fe content is accompanied by a decrease in particle size, resulting in nonagglomerated nanocrystals of 1.5-3.8 nm in size. The Fe content and composition of the nanoparticles are determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy measurements, while Mössbauer and extended X-ray absorption fine structure analyses reveal a substitutional incorporation of Fe(III) into the NiO rock salt structure. The excellent dispersibility of the nanoparticles in ethanol allows for the preparation of homogeneous ca. 8 nm thin films with a smooth surface on various substrates. The turnover frequencies (TOF) of these films could be precisely calculated using a quartz crystal microbalance. Fe0.1Ni0.9O was found to have the highest electrocatalytic water oxidation activity in basic media with a TOF of 1.9 s(-1) at the overpotential of 300 mV. The current density of 10 mA cm(-2) is reached at an overpotential of 297 mV with a Tafel slope of 37 mV dec(-1). The extremely high catalytic activity, facile preparation, and low cost of the single crystalline FexNi1-xO nanoparticles make them very promising catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction.

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Three phase partitioning of zingibain, a milk-clotting enzyme from Zingiber officinale Roscoe rhizomes

Authors: Gagaoua, M; Hoggas, N; Hafid, K (2015) International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 73:245-252. HERO ID: 2849828

[Less] The present work describes for the first time an elegant non-chromatographic method, the three phase . . . [More] The present work describes for the first time an elegant non-chromatographic method, the three phase partitioning for the purification and recovery of zingibain, a milk-clotting enzyme, from Zingiber officinale rhizomes. Factors affecting partitioning efficiency such as (NH4)2SO4 saturation, crude extract to t-butanol ratio and pH on zingibain partitioning were investigated. Optimal purification parameters were 50% (NH4)2SO4 saturation with 1.0:1.0 ratio of crude extract:t-butanol at pH 7.0, which gave 14.91 purification fold with 215% recovery of zingibain. The enzyme was found to be exclusively partitioned in the aqueous phase. The enzyme showed a prominent single band on SDS-PAGE. It is a monomeric protein of 33.8 kDa and its isoelectric point is 4.38. The enzyme exhibited maximal proteolytic activity at a temperature of 60 °C and pH 7.0. It was found to be stable at 40-65 °C during 2 h. The enzyme was found to be highly stable against numerous metal ions and its activity was enhanced by Ca(2+), K(+) and Na(+). It was completely inhibited by heavy metal ions such as Cu(2+) and Hg(2+) and partially by Cd(+). Zingibain milk-clotting activity (MCA) was found to be highly stable when stored under freezing (-20 °C) for 30 days compared at 4 °C.

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Promotion or suppression of glucose isomerization in subcritical aqueous straight- and branched-chain alcohols

Authors: Gao, DM; Kobayashi, T; Adachi, S (2015) Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 79:470-474. HERO ID: 2849830

[Less] The influence of water-miscible alcohols (methanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, and t-butyl alcohol) on . . . [More] The influence of water-miscible alcohols (methanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, and t-butyl alcohol) on the isomerization of glucose to fructose and mannose was investigated under subcritical aqueous conditions (180-200 °C). Primary and secondary alcohols promoted the conversion and isomerization of glucose to afford fructose and mannose with high and low selectivity, respectively. On the other hand, the decomposition (side-reaction) of glucose was suppressed in the presence of the primary and secondary alcohols compared with that in subcritical water. The yield of fructose increased with increasing concentration of the primary and secondary alcohols, and the species of the primary and secondary alcohols tested had little effect on the isomerization behavior of glucose. In contrast, the isomerization of glucose was suppressed in subcritical aqueous t-butyl alcohol. Both the conversion of glucose and the yield of fructose decreased with increasing concentration of t-butyl alcohol. In addition, mannose was not detected in reactions using subcritical aqueous t-butyl alcohol.