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Diisobutyl Phthalate (DIBP) Final

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Supplementary material: Phthalate metabolites in 24-h urine samples of the German Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) from 1988 to 2015 and a comparison with US NHANES data from 1999 to 2012

Authors: Koch, HM; Rüther, M; Schütze, A; Conrad, A; Pälmke, C; Apel, P; Brüning, T; Kolossa-Gehring, M (In Press) International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. [Supplemental Data] HERO ID: 3798891


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Chemical characterization, antioxidant and inhibitory effects of some marine sponges against carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes

Authors: Shaaban, M; Abd-Alla, HI; Hassan, AZ; Aly, HF; Ghani, MA (In Press) . HERO ID: 1292151

[Less] ABSTRACT: The present research was performed to investigate the effects of the extracts of four marine . . . [More] ABSTRACT: The present research was performed to investigate the effects of the extracts of four marine sponges on some biochemical parameters including antioxidant and three different carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes: alpha-Amylase, beta-galactosidase and alpha-glucosidase. The sponges were collected from Red Sea at Egyptian coasts, and taxonomically belonged to the genus of Smenospongia (SP1), Callyspongia (SP2), Niphates (SP3) and Stylissa (SP4), respectively. The sponges extracts exhibited diverse inhibitory effects on oxidative stress indices and carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes in linear relationships to some extent with concentration of inhibitors (dose dependant). The extracts of sponges (3, 1 and 2) showed, respectively, potent reducing power. Chemical characterization of sponge 1 recognized the existence of di-isobutyl phthalate (1), di-nbutyl phthalate (2), linoleic acid (3), beta-sitosterol (4) and cholesterol (5), while sponge 3 produced bis-[2-ethyl]-hexyl-phthylester (6) and triglyceride fatty acid ester (7).

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Supplemental material: Effects of an environmentally relevant phthalate mixture on cultured mouse antral follicles

Authors: Zhou, C; Flaws, JA (2017) Toxicological Sciences 156. [Supplemental Data] HERO ID: 3644760


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Estimating uptake of phthalate ester metabolites into the human nail plate using pharmacokinetic modelling - Supplementary material

Authors: Bui, TT; Alves, A; Palm-Cousins, A; Voorspoels, S; Covaci, A; Cousins, IT (2017) Environment International 100. [Supplemental Data] HERO ID: 3798199


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Occurrence, spatial distribution, historical trend and ecological risk of phthalate esters in the Jiulong River, Southeast China - Supplementary material

Authors: Li, R; Liang, J; Gong, Z; Zhang, N; Duan, H (2017) HERO ID: 3798893


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Understanding the mode-of-action of Cassia auriculata via in silico and in vivo studies towards validating it as a long term therapy for type II diabetes - Supplementary material

Authors: Mohd Fauzi, F; John, CM; Karunanidhi, A; Mussa, HY; Ramasamy, R; Adam, A; Bender, A (2017) HERO ID: 3798895


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Effect of aminosilane compounds as external donors on isospecific polymerizations of 1-butene with MgCl2/TiCl4/DIBP catalyst

Authors: Yan, Y; Ren, H; Li, L; Xu, Y (2017) Catalysis Letters 147:221-227. HERO ID: 3859037

[Less] Four aminosilane compounds were synthesized and employed as external electron donors for 1-butene polymerization . . . [More] Four aminosilane compounds were synthesized and employed as external electron donors for 1-butene polymerization with MgCl2 supported Ziegler-Natta catalyst. The four aminosilane compounds are di(piperidinyl)dimethoxysilane (DPPDMS), di(piperidinyl)- diethoxysilane (DPPDES), di(pyrrolidinyl)dimethoxysilane (DPRDMS) and di(pyrrolidinyl)- diethoxysilane (DPRDES). A detailed study has been performed on the effects of the chemical structure of different external electron donors on the catalytic efficiency, isotacticity, melting temperature and molecular weight distribution of obtained poly(1-butene). Poly(1-butene) products have been characterized with gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis. The results indicated that: first, aminosilane compounds with dimethoxy groups showed higher catalytic efficiency and polymers isospecificity than those of with diethoxy groups. Conversely, the aminosilane compounds with diethoxy groups were conductive to obtaining polymers with broader molecular weight distribution than those of with dimethoxy groups. Second, compared with single DPPDMS or TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), DPPDMS/TEOS complex in a proper molar ratio would not only increase the catalytic efficiency and isotacticity of obtained polymers, but also broaden the molecular weight distribution of polymers. Third, the effects of other factors on catalytic efficiency and isotacticity of polymers product were also studied, including different amount of hydrogen, concentration of external donor and cocatalyst.



Di(piperidinyl)dimethoxysilane (DPPDMS) was synthesized and employed as external electron donors for 1-butene polymerization with MgCl2 supported Ziegler-Natta catalyst. Compared with single DPPDMS or TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), DPPDMS/TEOS complex in a proper molar ratio would not only increase the catalytic efficiency and isotacticity of obtained polymers, but also broaden the molecular weight distribution of polymers. The selection of molar ratio should depend on the requirements to the polymer.



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Doubly nonparametric sparse nonnegative matrix factorization based on dependent Indian buffet processes

Authors: Xuan, J; Lu, J; Zhang, G; Xu, RYD; Luo, X (2017) . HERO ID: 3859070

[Less] Sparse nonnegative matrix factorization (SNMF) aims to factorize a data matrix into two optimized nonnegative . . . [More] Sparse nonnegative matrix factorization (SNMF) aims to factorize a data matrix into two optimized nonnegative sparse factor matrices, which could benefit many tasks, such as document-word co-clustering. However, the traditional SNMF typically assumes the number of latent factors (i.e., dimensionality of the factor matrices) to be fixed. This assumption makes it inflexible in practice. In this paper, we propose a doubly sparse nonparametric NMF framework to mitigate this issue by using dependent Indian buffet processes (dIBP). We apply a correlation function for the generation of two stick weights associated with each column pair of factor matrices while still maintaining their respective marginal distribution specified by IBP. As a consequence, the generation of two factor matrices will be columnwise correlated. Under this framework, two classes of correlation function are proposed: 1) using bivariate Beta distribution and 2) using Copula function. Compared with the single IBP-based NMF, this paper jointly makes two factor matrices nonparametric and sparse, which could be applied to broader scenarios, such as co-clustering. This paper is seen to be much more flexible than Gaussian process-based and hierarchial Beta process-based dIBPs in terms of allowing the two corresponding binary matrix columns to have greater variations in their nonzero entries. Our experiments on synthetic data show the merits of this paper compared with the state-of-the-art models in respect of factorization efficiency, sparsity, and flexibility. Experiments on real-world data sets demonstrate the efficiency of this paper in document-word co-clustering tasks.

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Urinary levels of phthalate metabolites and associations with demographic characteristics in Korean adults

Authors: Lee, KM; Kho, Y; Kim, PG; Park, SH; Lee, JH (2017) Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24:14669-14681. HERO ID: 3859032

[Less] The objective of this study is to assess human exposure to phthalates and its associations with demographic . . . [More] The objective of this study is to assess human exposure to phthalates and its associations with demographic characteristics of the subjects in the Korean National Human Biomonitoring Survey. The subjects aged between 18 and 69 were selected through nationwide stratified sampling. A total of 1874 urine samples were collected and stored at -20 °C until measurement for ten selected metabolites of phthalates (MnBP, MiBP, MBzP, MCHP, MnOP, MEHP, MEOHP, MEHHP, MiNP, and MiDP) using high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The difference in the level of urinary phthalate metabolites by the characteristics of the subjects was tested for statistical significance using SAS Surveyreg procedure. The coefficients and standard errors from multiple linear regressions were exponentiated to estimate the adjusted proportional change (APC) and 95% CIs compared with a referent level. The proportion of data above LOQ was less than 20% for MCHP, MnOP, MiNP, and MiDP. Geometric means of creatinine-adjusted concentrations (unit: μg/g creatinine) of six other phthalate metabolites among Korean adults were 41.7 (95% CI 39.6-43.9) for MnBP, 17.1 (95% CI 16.1-18.1) for MiBP, 15.7 (95% CI 14.4-17.1) for MBzP, 8.65 (95% CI 8.10-9.22) for MEHP, 17.5 (95% CI 16.8-18.3) for MEOHP, and 38.1 (95% CI 36.2-40.2) for MEHHP. Urinary level of phthalates tended to be higher among subjects with older age, females, and those with vigorous daily physical activity and tended to be lower among drinkers and those with higher income. Our results suggest that the level of phthalate exposure is significant among Korean adults and thus warrants further studies to identify major source and route of exposure to phthalates.

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The cave microbiome as a source for drug discovery: Reality or pipe dream?

Authors: Ghosh, S; Kuisiene, N; Cheeptham, N (2017) Biochemical Pharmacology 134:18-34. [Review] HERO ID: 3483282

[Less] This review highlights cave habitats, cave microbiomes and their potential for drug discovery. Such . . . [More] This review highlights cave habitats, cave microbiomes and their potential for drug discovery. Such studies face many challenges, including access to remote and pristine caves, and sample collection and transport. Inappropriate physical and chemical growth conditions in the laboratory for the isolation and cultivation of cave microorganisms pose many complications including length of cultivation; some cave microorganisms can take weeks and even months to grow. Additionally, DNA extraction from cave environmental samples may be difficult due to the high concentration of various minerals that are natural DNA blocking agents. Once cave microorganisms are grown in the lab, other problems often arise, such as maintenance of pure culture, consistency of antimicrobial activity and fermentation conditions for antimicrobial production. In this review, we suggest that, although based on what has been done in the field, there is potential in using cave microorganisms to produce antimicrobial agents, one needs to be highly committed and prepared.