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Pregabalin  

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Priapism associated with pregabalin.  

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Priapism is a well-known cause of erectile dysfunction. There are a wide variety of causes, including hemoglobinopathy, neurological diseases, and drugs. We present a case report of an Asian man who presented with priapism that was continuous for 3 days after taking three doses of pregabalin for chronic back pain. Cavernous aspiration, phenylephrine injection, and a winter shunt all failed to achieve detumescence. The patient then presented to our institution on the 5(th) day of his initial presentation, and an El-Ghorab shunt was performed, after which detumescence and pain relief were achieved. We suggest that pregabalin might induce tumescence through acting on the ?2?1 subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels in the penile smooth muscle or by presynaptic inhibition of noradrenaline release. Further studies are warranted regarding the action of pregabalin and its effect on penile physiology. PMID:25371619

Alsulihem, Ali A; Rabah, Danny M

2014-10-01

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Intravaginal prasterone (DHEA) provides local action without clinically significant changes in serum concentrations of estrogens or androgens.  

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In order to avoid the risks of non-physiological systemic exposure, serum concentrations of estradiol (E2) and testosterone (as measured by mass spectrometry-based assays) should remain below the 95th centiles measured at 9.3pg/ml and 0.26ng/ml for these respective sex steroids in normal postmenopausal women. To document the possibility of achieving this therapeutic objective, we have measured individual 24h serum E2 and testosterone concentrations in women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) receiving daily intravaginal administration of a clinically effective dose of 6.5mg prasterone (dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA). Serum E2 and testosterone, as well as DHEA and nine of its other metabolites, were assayed at ten time intervals over 24h on the first and seventh days of daily vaginal administration of 6.5mg prasterone. No significant change from baseline of average 24h serum E2 or testosterone concentrations was observed. Moreover, average 24h serum DHEA remained within the normal postmenopausal range. Estrone sulfate and the androgen metabolites androsterone glucuronide and androstane-3?, 17?-diol glucuronide did not change, thus confirming the absence of any biologically relevant systemic exposure to estrogens and androgens, respectively. Serum concentrations of metabolites of both estrogens and androgens remain within the normal postmenopausal range following daily intravaginal administration of 6.5mg prasterone. As other studies have shown, local formation of sex steroids in peripheral tissues without significant release of E2 or testosterone in the circulation can be achieved with intravaginal prasterone. Thus, prasterone is a promising physiological and attractive solution to treating VVA symptoms. PMID:23954500

Labrie, Fernand; Martel, Céline; Bérubé, René; Côté, Isabelle; Labrie, Claude; Cusan, Leonello; Gomez, José-Luis

2013-11-01

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Pregabalin serum levels in apprehended drivers.  

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Pregabalin is a medicinal drug used mainly for the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain. It has been shown to possess an abuse potential and in recent years some reports of illegal use have been published. In order to further evaluate the extent and nature of pregabalin abuse, serum pregabalin levels of drivers apprehended for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) in Finland in 2012 were assessed. The samples were analysed by an LC-MS/MS system and the results were evaluated in relation to the typical therapeutic range of pregabalin as well as the age and gender of the driver. Pregabalin was detected in 206 samples in the study period. The median (range) serum concentration was 6.2 (0.68-111.6)mg/L. In nearly 50% of the cases the serum concentration was above the typical therapeutic range. In most of the cases the driver had also taken other drugs besides pregabalin, the mean number of concomitantly taken drugs being four. Our data indicate that pregabalin is being used at high doses, probably for recreational purposes. The vast majority of the drivers positive for pregabalin in our study material had used pregabalin as a part of a spectrum of psycho-active drugs and thus qualified as probable drug abusers. In these cases pregabalin probably contributed to their driving impairment but to what extent remained unclear in this study. PMID:25072779

Kriikku, Pirkko; Wilhelm, Lars; Rintatalo, Janne; Hurme, Jukka; Kramer, Jan; Ojanperä, Ilkka

2014-10-01

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Pregabalin for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome.  

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This last article in a three-part series on approved medications for managing fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) reviews pregabalin (Lyrica(®)). Pregabalin was the first drug approved for FMS management and, as an anticonvulsant, differs from the other approved agents that are antidepressants. Pregabalin inhibits presynaptic excitatory neurotransmitter release by blocking ?(2)? calcium channels. Five randomized, placebo-controlled trials have demonstrated pregabalin reduces pain and improves sleep and health-related quality of life in FMS patients. While indicated dosing is 300-450 mg divided twice daily, initial dosing of 25-50 mg at night is recommended owing to side effects including somnolence, dizziness, and cognitive dysfunction. Since side effects such as weight gain and peripheral edema are dose-related, uptitration in weekly increments based on tolerability and therapeutic response is recommended. Due to its lack of protein binding and negligible hepatic metabolism, pregabalin can be safely combined with other medications and used in patients with renal failure when the dose is appropriate. Pregabalin may worsen sedation when combined with central nervous system depressants. Pregabalin should be discontinued gradually. Pregabalin-treated patients should be monitored for the emergence or worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior. Pregabalin in combination with the other approved medications may be synergistic in treating FMS. PMID:21197312

Boomershine, Chad S

2010-01-01

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Pregabalin: preliminary experience in intractable childhood epilepsy.  

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Pregabalin is a new antiepileptic drug that acts at presynaptic calcium channels, modulating neurotransmitter release. We report on treating consecutive children with severe drug-resistant epilepsy in a prospective, open-label, add-on trial. Nineteen children (63% male) aged 4-15 years (mean, 9.7; S.D., 2.9) were included. Most (74%) had daily seizures that failed multiple drugs (mean, 5). Epilepsy was symptomatic in 58%, and 74% exhibited associated cognitive deficits. Seizures were mixed in nine (47%), and four (21%) manifested Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Pregabalin was maintained at 150-300 mg/day. On pregabalin, one (6%) child became seizure-free, and seven (37%) had >50% seizure reduction. The percentage of children with daily seizures was reduced from 74% before pregabalin to 37% afterward (P < 0.002). Side effects were evident in six (32%) with somnolence, weight gain, dizziness, or behavioral change. The drug was withdrawn in five (26%) children for lack of efficacy, and in two (11%) for worsening of myoclonic epilepsy. We conclude that pregabalin is a useful addition in the treatment of refractory childhood epilepsy. The drug should be used with caution in myoclonic epilepsy. Controlled studies are needed to establish long-term efficacy and tolerability. PMID:19380070

Jan, Mohammed M S; Zuberi, Sobia A; Alsaihati, Bayan A

2009-05-01

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Pregabalin: in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia.  

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Pregabalin, the pharmacologically active S-enantiomer of 3-aminomethyl-5-methyl-hexanoic acid, has a similar pharmacological profile to that of its developmental predecessor gabapentin, but showed greater analgesic activity in rodent models of neuropathic pain. The exact mechanism of action of pregabalin is unclear, although it may reduce excitatory neurotransmitter release by binding to the alpha2-delta protein subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels. Oral pregabalin 150-600 mg/day, administered twice or three times daily, was superior to placebo in relieving pain and improving pain-related sleep interference in three randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre studies of 8-13 weeks' duration in a total of 776 evaluable patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Weekly mean pain scores (primary endpoint; assessed in all three studies) and weekly mean sleep interference scores (assessed in two studies) were significantly improved at 1 week. In two studies, significant improvements in daily mean pain scores were apparent on the first or second day of treatment with pregabalin administered three times daily. Pregabalin was generally well tolerated when force-titrated over 1 week to fixed dosages (maximum 600 mg/day) in clinical trials that enrolled most elderly PHN patients. Dizziness, somnolence and peripheral oedema of mild-to-moderate intensity were the most common adverse events. PMID:15610058

Frampton, James E; Foster, Rachel H

2005-01-01

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Pregabalin for the management of partial epilepsy  

PubMed Central

Pregabalin is one of the latest antiepileptic drugs introduced for the treatment of partial epilepsy. Its efficacy and safety as adjunctive therapy in refractory partial epilepsy have been established in four double-blind placebo-controlled trials (n = 1396) and 4 long-term open-label studies (n = 1480). In 3 fixed-dose trials, the proportion of patients with a ?50% reduction in seizure frequency across the effective dose-range (150–600 mg/day) ranged between 14% and 51%, with a clear dose-response relationship. Suppression of seizure activity could be demonstrated as early as day 2. The most frequently reported CNS-related adverse events included dizziness, somnolence, ataxia and fatigue, were usually mild or moderate, and tended to be dose related. In long-term studies, weight gain was reported as an adverse event by 24% of patients. When pregabalin dose was individualized to according to response within the 150 to 600 mg/day dose range, tolerability was considerably improved compared with use of a high-dose, fixed-dose regimen (600 mg/day) without titration. In long-term studies up to 4 years, no evidence of loss efficacy was identified. During the last year on pregabalin, 3.7% of patients were seizure-free. Pregabalin appears to be a useful addition to the therapeutic armamentariun for the management of refractory partial epilepsy. PMID:19337461

Ryvlin, Philippe; Perucca, Emilio; Rheims, Sylvain

2008-01-01

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Pregabalin Suppresses Calcium-Mediated Proteolysis and Improves Stroke Outcome  

PubMed Central

Pregabalin, a Ca2+ channel ?2?-subunit antagonist with analgesic and antiepileptic activity, reduced neuronal loss and improved functional outcome in a mouse model of focal ischemic stroke. Pregabalin administration (5 – 10 mg/kg, i.p.) 30-90 min after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion/reperfusion reduced infarct volume, neuronal death in the ischemic penumbra and neurological deficits at 24 h post-stroke. Pregabalin significantly decreased the amount of Ca2+/calpain-mediated ?-spectrin proteolysis in the cerebral cortex measured at 6 h post-stroke. Together with the extensive clinical experience with pregabalin for other neurological indications, our findings suggest the potential for a therapeutic benefit of pregabalin in stroke patients. PMID:21111818

Yoon, Jeong Seon; Lee, Jong-Hwan; Son, Tae Gen; Mughal, Mohamed R.; Greig, Nigel H.; Mattson, Mark P.

2011-01-01

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Pregabalin in Chronic Post-thoracotomy Pain  

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Introduction: Chronic post–thoracotomy pain (CPP) has very high incidence and therefore it needs attention. Usually, it is burning, dysaesthetic and aching in nature and it displays many features of neuropathic pain. No one technique of thoracotomy has been shown to reduce the incidence of chronic post thoracotomy pain. Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pregabalin in patients with chronic post–thoracotomy pain. Methods: This prospective, randomized study was conducted on 50 consenting patients who underwent posterolateral thoracotomy. 25 patients were given pregabalin for 21 days (Group A). Another 25 were given diclofenac sodium (Group B) on demand and they escaped treatment. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) scoring was performed on days 0, 1 and 7, then follow up was done at 3, 6, 12 and 24 weeks. The data was analyzed by using t-test and Chi- square test for various variables. Results: The pain VAS scores in Group A were significantly low at all observation points except on day 0, day 1 and day 7 post-operatively, when the difference in pain scores in both the groups were comparable. The overall pain scores of Group A were comparable at day 0, day 1 and at day 7 as compared to those of Group B (p>0.9). Pain was significantly low at three weeks (p<0.05). Pain scores of Group A were significantly low at 6 weeks,12 weeks and 24 weeks as compared to those of Group B (p<0.001) and the difference was statistically significant. No significant adverse reactions were observed during study period. Conclusion: Pregabalin is a safe and an effective adjuvant which is used for reducing the chronic post thoracotomy pain, which has no side effects and a high patient compliance. These results should be supported with multidisciplinary studies with larger sample sizes and longer follow-ups. PMID:24086867

Mishra, Atul; Nar, Amandeep Singh; Bawa, Ashvind; Kaur, Gurinder; Bawa, Sayesha; Mishra, Seema

2013-01-01

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A review of the effects of pregabalin on sleep disturbance across multiple clinical conditions.  

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Pregabalin is approved for the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions and its analgesic, anxiolytic and anticonvulsant properties are well documented. Pregabalin's effects on sleep, however, are less well known. This review summarizes the published data on the effects of pregabalin on sleep disturbance associated with neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, restless legs syndrome, partial onset seizures and general anxiety disorder. The data demonstrate that pregabalin has a positive benefit on sleep disturbance associated with several different clinical conditions. Polysomnographic data reveal that pregabalin primarily affects sleep maintenance. The evidence indicates that pregabalin has a direct effect on sleep that is distinct from its analgesic, anxiolytic and anticonvulsant effects. PMID:24119681

Roth, Thomas; Arnold, Lesley M; Garcia-Borreguero, Diego; Resnick, Malca; Clair, Andrew G

2014-06-01

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Clostridium difficile infection induced by pregabalin-associated agranulocytosis.  

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A 33-year-old man who had recently undergone surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy was prescribed pregabalin for neuralgia, and the dose was increased to 600 mg/day during hospitalization. However, the patient was diagnosed with a Clostridium difficile infection on day 34 after admission. A complete blood count showed agranulocytosis (neutrophil count: 105/?L). We did not observe any changes in vital signs, a relative increase in band cells, or intestinal edema. The patient's agranulocytosis resolved after withdrawing pregabalin. This is the first reported case of agranulocytosis associated with pregabalin. Periodic monitoring of the white blood cell count is therefore considered to be useful in patients receiving high-dose pregabalin therapy. PMID:25224205

Kino, Hiroyoshi; Suzuki, Hiromichi; Nakamura, Kazuhiro; Koiso, Takao; Ito, Yoshiro; Uemura, Kazuya; Matsumura, Akira

2014-01-01

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Pregabalin: in the treatment of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.  

PubMed

Pregabalin, the pharmacologically active S-enantiomer of 3-aminomethyl-5-methyl-hexanoic acid, has a similar pharmacological profile to that of its developmental predecessor gabapentin, but showed greater analgesic activity in rodent models of neuropathic pain. The exact mechanism of action of pregabalin is unclear, although it may reduce excitatory neurotransmitter release by binding to the alpha2-delta protein subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels. Oral pregabalin at fixed dosages of 300 and 600 mg/day, administered three times daily, was superior to placebo in relieving pain and improving pain-related sleep interference in three randomised, double-blind, multicentre studies of 5-8 weeks' duration in a total of 724 evaluable patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Significant reductions in weekly mean pain scores (primary endpoint) and sleep interference scores were observed at 1 week and sustained thereafter. A significant reduction in pain was apparent on the first day of treatment with pregabalin 300 mg/day. Twice daily fixed (600 mg/day) or flexible (150-600 mg/day) pregabalin was also effective in reducing pain and sleep interference in two 12-week placebo-controlled trials in a total of 733 randomised DPN patients. Pregabalin was well tolerated in DPN patients; mild-to-moderate dizziness, somnolence and peripheral oedema were the most common adverse events. PMID:15563250

Frampton, James E; Scott, Lesley J

2004-01-01

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Effects of pregabalin on sleep in generalized anxiety disorder.  

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Sleep disturbance is a cardinal symptom in both DSM-IV and ICD-10 criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This review summarizes the results of clinical trials and pooled analyses that provide data on pregabalin's effect on sleep disturbance in patients diagnosed with GAD. The hypothesized mechanism of action of pregabalin is distinctly different from other anxiolytics. Pregabalin binds to a membrane ?2? subunit protein to inhibit release in excited central nervous system neurons of neurotransmitters implicated in pathological anxiety. Treatment with pregabalin has been found to be associated with significant improvement in GAD-related sleep disturbance across seven placebo-controlled clinical trials. Treatment with pregabalin is associated with improvement in all forms of insomnia and improvement in sleep has been found to be correlated with reduction in functional impairment and improvement in quality of life on subjective global measures. Results of a mediational analysis suggest that 53% of the effect of pregabalin on sleep disturbance was due to a direct effect and 47% was due to an indirect effect, mediated through prior reduction in anxiety symptom severity. In patients with GAD, improvement in sleep has been found to be associated with a reduction in daytime sleepiness. However, dose-related sedation is reported, typically in the first 2 wk of treatment, in approximately 10-30% of patients, depending on the dose used and the speed of titration. Insomnia is a common component of the clinical presentation of GAD and pregabalin appears to be an efficacious treatment for this often chronic and disabling symptom. PMID:23009881

Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith; Prieto, Rita

2013-05-01

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Effect of Pregabalin and Dexamethasone on Postoperative Analgesia after Septoplasty  

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Objectives. The aim of this study was to explore effect of a combination of pregabalin and dexamethasone on pain control after septoplasty operations. Methods. In this study, 90 patients who were scheduled for septoplasty under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into groups that received either placebo (Group C), pregabalin (Group P), or pregabalin and dexamethasone (Group PD). Preoperatively, patients received either pregabalin 300?mg one hour before surgery, dexamethasone 8?mg intravenously during induction, or placebo according to their allocation. Postoperative pain treatment included tramadol and diclofenac sodium 30 minutes before the end of the operation. Numeric rating scale (NRS) for pain assessment, side effects, and consumption of tramadol, pethidine, and ondansetron were recorded. Results. The median NRS score at the postoperative 0 and the 2nd?h was significantly higher in Group C than in Group P and Group PD (P ? 0.004 for both). The 24?h tramadol and pethidine, consumptions were significantly reduced in Groups P and PD compared to Group C (P < 0.001 and P < 0.001). The incidence of blurred vision was significantly higher in Group PD compared to Group C within both 0–2?h and 0–24?h periods (P = 0.002 and P < 0.001, resp.). Conclusions. We conclude that administration of 300 mg pregabalin preoperatively may be an adequate choice for pain control after septoplasty. Addition of dexamethasone does not significantly reduce pain in these patients. PMID:24876957

Demirhan, Abdullah; Akkaya, Akcan; Tekelioglu, Umit Yasar; Apuhan, Tayfun; Bilgi, Murat; Yurttas, Veysel; Bayir, Hakan; Yildiz, Isa; Gok, Uzeyir; Kocoglu, Hasan

2014-01-01

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Pregabalin for acute and chronic pain in adults  

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Background Antiepileptic drugs have been used in pain management since the 1960s. Pregabalin is a recently developed antiepileptic drug also used in management of chronic neuropathic pain conditions. Objectives To assess analgesic efficacy and associated adverse events of pregabalin in acute and chronic pain. Search methods We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL to May 2009 for randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Additional studies were identified from the reference lists of retrieved papers and on-line clinical trial databases. Selection criteria Randomised, double blind trials reporting on the analgesic effect of pregabalin, with subjective pain assessment by the patient as either the primary or a secondary outcome. Data collection and analysis Two independent review authors extracted data and assessed trial quality. Numbers-needed-to-treat-to-benefit (NNTs) were calculated, where possible, from dichotomous data for effectiveness, adverse events and study withdrawals. Main results There was no clear evidence of beneficial effects of pregabalin in established acute postoperative pain. No studies evaluated pregabalin in chronic nociceptive pain, like arthritis. Pregabalin at doses of 300 mg, 450 mg, and 600 mg daily was effective in patients with postherpetic neuralgia, painful diabetic neuropathy, central neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia (19 studies, 7003 participants). Pregabalin at 150 mg daily was generally ineffective. Efficacy was demonstrated for dichotomous outcomes equating to moderate or substantial pain relief, alongside lower rates for lack of efficacy discontinuations with increasing dose. The best (lowest) NNT for each condition for at least 50% pain relief over baseline (substantial benefit) for 600 mg pregabalin daily compared with placebo were 3.9 (95% confidence interval 3.1 to 5.1) for postherpetic neuralgia, 5.0 (4.0 to 6.6) for painful diabetic neuropathy, 5.6 (3.5 to 14) for central neuropathic pain, and 11 (7.1 to 21) for fibromyalgia. With 600 mg pregabalin daily somnolence typically occurred in 15% to 25% and dizziness occurred in 27% to 46%. Treatment was discontinued due to adverse events in 18 to 28%. The proportion of participants reporting at least one adverse event was not affected by dose, nor was the number with a serious adverse event, which was not more than with placebo. Higher rates of substantial benefit were found in postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic neuropathy than in central neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. For moderate and substantial benefit on any outcome NNTs for the former were generally six and below for 300 mg and 600 mg daily; for fibromyalgia NNTs were much higher, and generally seven and above. Authors’ conclusions Pregabalin has proven efficacy in neuropathic pain conditions and fibromyalgia. A minority of patients will have substantial benefit with pregabalin, and more will have moderate benefit. Many will have no or trivial benefit, or will discontinue because of adverse events. Individualisation of treatment is needed to maximise pain relief and minimise adverse events. There is no evidence to support the use of pregabalin in acute pain scenarios. PMID:19588419

Moore, R Andrew; Straube, Sebastian; Wiffen, Philip J; Derry, Sheena; McQuay, Henry J

2014-01-01

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Pregabalin for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: an update.  

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A PREVIOUS REVIEW SUMMARIZED WHAT WAS THEN KNOWN ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF PREGABALIN IN THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD): this review provides an update on its pharmacological properties and presumed mechanism of action, the liability for abuse, and efficacy and tolerability in patients with GAD. Pregabalin has a similar molecular structure to the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) but its mechanism of action does not appear to be mediated through effects on GABA. Instead, its anxiolytic effects may arise through high-affinity binding to the alpha-2-delta sub-unit of the P/Q type voltage-gated calcium channel in "over-excited" presynaptic neurons, thereby reducing the release of excitatory neurotransmitters such as glutamate. The findings of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses together indicate that pregabalin is efficacious in both acute treatment and relapse prevention in GAD, with some evidence of an early onset of effect, and broad efficacy in reducing the severity of psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety. It also has efficacy as an augmenting agent after non-response to antidepressant treatment in GAD. Continuing vigilance is needed in assessing its potential abuse liability but the tolerability profile of pregabalin may confer some advantages over other pharmacological treatments in the short term for treatment in patients with GAD. PMID:23836974

Baldwin, David S; Ajel, Khalil; Masdrakis, Vasilios G; Nowak, Magda; Rafiq, Rizwan

2013-01-01

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Pregabalin: a new antiepileptic drug for refractory epilepsy.  

PubMed

Pregabalin is a recently licensed and marketed antiepileptic drug for use as adjunctive treatment of partial epilepsy. It acts at presynaptic calcium channels, modulating neurotransmitter release in the CNS, properties it shares with gabapentin. Its clinical development over the past decade has included its use in the treatment of neuropathic pain, and generalized anxiety disorder, in addition to epilepsy. Three multi-centre randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials enrolling patients with refractory partial epilepsy have demonstrated an antiepileptic effect of pregabalin against placebo, as adjunctive therapy, with 31-51% of patients showing a 50% reduction in seizure frequency. Adverse effects were dose related, the commonest being somnolence, dizziness, and ataxia. Weight gain was seen in 14% of patients on the highest dose of 600 mg/day. Around 9000 people have been exposed to pregabalin in its development for all indications. No idiosyncratic reactions have been described to date. Pregabalin may be a useful addition in the treatment of refractory partial epilepsy. As with all new AEDs long-term follow up and post marketing surveillance is required. PMID:16413993

Hamandi, Khalid; Sander, Josemir W

2006-03-01

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Pregabalin for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: an update  

PubMed Central

A previous review summarized what was then known about the potential role of pregabalin in the treatment of patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): this review provides an update on its pharmacological properties and presumed mechanism of action, the liability for abuse, and efficacy and tolerability in patients with GAD. Pregabalin has a similar molecular structure to the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) but its mechanism of action does not appear to be mediated through effects on GABA. Instead, its anxiolytic effects may arise through high-affinity binding to the alpha-2-delta sub-unit of the P/Q type voltage-gated calcium channel in “over-excited” presynaptic neurons, thereby reducing the release of excitatory neurotransmitters such as glutamate. The findings of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses together indicate that pregabalin is efficacious in both acute treatment and relapse prevention in GAD, with some evidence of an early onset of effect, and broad efficacy in reducing the severity of psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety. It also has efficacy as an augmenting agent after non-response to antidepressant treatment in GAD. Continuing vigilance is needed in assessing its potential abuse liability but the tolerability profile of pregabalin may confer some advantages over other pharmacological treatments in the short term for treatment in patients with GAD. PMID:23836974

Baldwin, David S; Ajel, Khalil; Masdrakis, Vasilios G; Nowak, Magda; Rafiq, Rizwan

2013-01-01

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Relief of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy with pregabalin: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial  

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This was a 6-week, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study evaluating the efficacy of pregabalin in the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. Two hundred forty-six men and women with painful diabetic neuropathy received pregabalin (150 or 600 mg\\/day by mouth) or placebo. The primary efficacy variable was mean pain score at the end of treatment. Efficacy results indicate that pregabalin 600 mg\\/day

Ralph W. Richter; Russell Portenoy; Uma Sharma; Linda Lamoreaux; Howard Bockbrader; Lloyd E. Knapp

2005-01-01

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Pregabalin: latest safety evidence and clinical implications for the management of neuropathic pain  

PubMed Central

Used mainly for the management of neuropathic pain, pregabalin is a gabapentinoid or anticonvulsant that was initially developed as an antiepileptic agent. After more than a decade of experience with pregabalin, experience and studies have shown that the adverse effect profile of pregabalin is well tolerated for the management of neuropathic pain and other conditions. Its use is associated with benign central nervous system and systemic adverse effects, and there are very limited metabolic, idiosyncratic or known teratogenic adverse effects. Along with its efficacy in particular neuropathic pain conditions, pregabalin’s safety led it to be one of the first pharmacotherapies considered for the management of neuropathic pain. This review discusses the use of pregabalin as well as its potential adverse effects, including the most commonly noted features of sedation, dizziness, peripheral edema and dry mouth. Although other adverse effects may occur, these appear to be uncommon. The review also discusses the clinical implications of pregabalin’s use for the clinician. PMID:25083261

2014-01-01

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New treatment options in the management of fi bromyalgia: role of pregabalin  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common, chronic pain disorder with unknown etiology, characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, and accompanied by several other symptoms such as sleep disturbance, fatigue, and mood disorders. Pregabalin is the fi rst drug approved for the treatment of FM. Pregabalin has analgesic, anticonvulsant, and anxiolytic activity and has earlier demonstrated effi cacy in the management

Grazyna Zareba

2008-01-01

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Comparison of central versus peripheral delivery of pregabalin in neuropathic pain states  

PubMed Central

Background Although pregabalin therapy is beneficial for neuropathic pain (NeP) by targeting the CaV?2?-1 subunit, its site of action is uncertain. Direct targeting of the central nervous system may be beneficial for the avoidance of systemic side effects. Results We used intranasal, intrathecal, and near-nerve chamber forms of delivery of varying concentrations of pregabalin or saline delivered over 14 days in rat models of experimental diabetic peripheral neuropathy and spinal nerve ligation. As well, radiolabelled pregabalin was administered to determine localization with different deliveries. We evaluated tactile allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia at multiple time points, and then analyzed harvested nervous system tissues for molecular and immunohistochemical changes in CaV?2?-1 protein expression. Both intrathecal and intranasal pregabalin administration at high concentrations relieved NeP behaviors, while near-nerve pregabalin delivery had no effect. NeP was associated with upregulation of CACNA2D1 mRNA and CaV?2?-1 protein within peripheral nerve, dorsal root ganglia (DRG), and dorsal spinal cord, but not brain. Pregabalin's effect was limited to suppression of CaV?2?-1 protein (but not CACNA2D1 mRNA) expression at the spinal dorsal horn in neuropathic pain states. Dorsal root ligation prevented CaV?2?-1 protein trafficking anterograde from the dorsal root ganglia to the dorsal horn after neuropathic pain initiation. Conclusions Either intranasal or intrathecal pregabalin relieves neuropathic pain behaviours, perhaps due to pregabalin's effect upon anterograde CaV?2?-1 protein trafficking from the DRG to the dorsal horn. Intranasal delivery of agents such as pregabalin may be an attractive alternative to systemic therapy for management of neuropathic pain states. PMID:22236461

2012-01-01

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Pregabalin: a review of its use in adults with generalized anxiety disorder.  

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Pregabalin (Lyrica(®)), a well established anxiolytic agent, has been approved in the EU for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in adults. It has a distinct mechanism of action relative to other anti-anxiety agents (?2? binding at presynaptic voltage dependent calcium channels leading to inhibition of excitatory neurotransmission), a rapid onset of effect (typically ?1 week) and broad spectrum activity against both the psychic and somatic symptoms of GAD. In long-term studies, pregabalin maintained improvements in anxiety symptoms that occurred in response to short-term treatment and delayed the time to relapse of GAD compared with placebo. Common comorbidities of GAD, such as insomnia, gastrointestinal symptoms and subsyndromal depression, have no effect on the anxiolytic efficacy of, and moreover are specifically improved by, pregabalin. Treatment with pregabalin is generally well tolerated; the drug has an adverse event profile that includes dizziness, somnolence and weight gain. The potential for abuse of pregabalin is low; the risk of withdrawal symptoms is generally low when the drug is discontinued gradually (over 1 week). Alongside selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), pregabalin is considered a first-line agent for the long-term treatment of GAD by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry. It should be stressed, however, that definitive head-to-head studies comparing pregabalin with SSRI/SNRIs, including in patients with GAD and co-morbid major depressive disorder, are currently lacking. Recently, a study of SSRI/SNRI augmentation with pregabalin yielded positive results, while another study of switching from long-term benzodiazepine therapy to pregabalin was inconclusive; further investigations on these topics are warranted. PMID:25149863

Frampton, James E

2014-09-01

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Pregabalin Assay in a Patient with Widespread Neuropathic Pain and Late Onset Gluten Intolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetics of pregabalin in a patient with malabsorption secondary to celiac disease and compare the findings with the data available from pre-existing studies in healthy volunteer controls.

Dalvina E. Hanu-Cernat; Alex N. Phipps; Jon H. Raphael

2011-01-01

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Pregabalin Antagonizes Copper-Induced Toxicity in the Brain: In vitro and in vivo Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Copper plays key roles in brain metabolism. Disorders of copper metabolism impact on neural signaling. The intracellular and extracellular concentrations of copper are tightly regulated. Pregabalin is a drug with multiple modes of action and has a high-affinity binding site for the alpha2delta subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels. Methods: Assessment of neuroprotective effects of pregabalin using cell culture, transcription

D. Marmolino; M. Manto

2010-01-01

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Elucidating the mechanism of action of pregabalin: ?(2)? as a therapeutic target in anxiety.  

PubMed

This review provides a brief summary of what is known about the anxiolytic mechanism of action of pregabalin, a highly selective, high-affinity ligand of the P/Q type of voltage-gated calcium channel (CaV). Evidence from in vivo models of neuronal hyperexcitability suggests that pregabalin reduces synaptic release of neurotransmitters in selected CNS regions including the cortex, olfactory bulb, hypothalamus, amygdala, hippocampus, cerebellum and dorsal horn of the spinal cord. Release of neurotransmitters from the synaptic vesicle, and propagation of neurotransmission, requires the vesicle to fuse with the presynaptic membrane. Pregabalin binding to the ?(2)? type 1 protein of the P/Q type CaV reduces the availability of Ca2+ required for membrane fusion and exocytosis of neurotransmitters. Evidence that the anxiolytic mechanism of action of pregabalin is mediated by binding to the ?(2)? type 1 protein comes from animal models, which have demonstrated a structure-activity relationship between the affinity of ligands for the ?(2)? type 1 protein and their potency in models of anxiety such as the Vogel conflict test. Furthermore, the anxiolytic activity of pregabalin is lost in transgenic mice with specific point mutations in the CaV ?(2)? type 1 protein. Pregabalin-mediated reduction in calcium currents has also been shown to result in a significant inhibition of the release of neurotransmitters implicated in pathological anxiety such as glutamate and monoamine neurotransmitters. However, further research is needed to confirm that these effects contribute to the anxiolytic mechanism of action of pregabalin. Finally, pregabalin may also act by inhibiting synaptogenesis of excitatory neurons formed in response to chronic stress or anxiety, or more acutely inhibit the trafficking of CaV to the plasma membrane. PMID:22784017

Micó, Juan-Antonio; Prieto, Rita

2012-08-01

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The potential of pregabalin in neurology, psychiatry and addiction: a qualitative overview.  

PubMed

Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug that binds to the ??? (alpha2delta) subunit of the voltage-dependent calcium channel in central nervous system (CNS). Pregabalin decreases the release of neurotransmitters, including glutamate, norepinephrine, substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide. Purpose of this paper is to offer a qualitative overview of the studies currently available in literature about this drug, examining the effectiveness of pregabalin in its various fields of application. Our analysis, conducted on a final selection of 349 scientific papers, shows that pregabalin may help to reduce pain in diabetic neuropathy, in post-herpetic neuralgia and in some patients affected by fibromyalgia. It is also effective for the treatment of diverse types of seizures and has similar efficacy to benzodiazepines and venlafaxine in anxiety disorder. Moreover, pregabalin may be a therapeutic agent for the treatment of alcohol abuse, in both withdrawal phase and relapse prevention. Possible implications in the treatment of benzodiazepines dependence are emerging, but a potential abuse or misuse of the drug has also been reported. Range of dosage may fluctuate considerably, from 75 mg to 600 mg per day. Further studies are needed to completely understand pregabalin mechanism of action in the different diseases. PMID:23782139

Martinotti, Giovanni; Lupi, Matteo; Sarchione, Fabiola; Santacroce, Rita; Salone, Anatolia; De Berardis, Domenico; Serroni, Nicola; Cavuto, Marilde; Signorelli, Maria; Aguglia, Eugenio; Valchera, Alessandro; Iasevoli, Felice; Di Giannantonio, Massimo

2013-01-01

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A clinical study to compare the efficacy and safety of pregabalin sustained release formulation with pregabalin immediate release formulation in patients of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain  

PubMed Central

Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of sustained release (SR) formulation of pregabalin with immediate release (IR) formulation in patient with diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. Materials and Methods: In this open label, randomized, comparative, multicentric study, the primary efficacy measure was reduction in visual analogue scale (VAS) of short form McGill pain questionnaire (SF-MPQ) score from baseline to last visit. The secondary evaluation measures included reduction in SF-MPQ descriptive score and present pain intensity score and change in clinical global impression - improvement of illness (CGI-I) and clinical global impression - severity of illness (CGI-S) from baseline to last visit. Total duration of the study was 12 weeks. Safety evaluation was done by recording treatment emergent adverse events and laboratory investigations at baseline and end of treatment. Results: Of 265 randomized patients, 133 received pregabalin SR tablets and 132 pregabalin IR. Patients randomized to both treatments responded to respective treatments. The least square means of VAS score in both the groups were reduced significantly (P <0.01). Reduction in both groups was similar (P = ns). At the end of the trial in both the groups, there was a significant reduction in the SF-MPQ descriptive score (P <0.01), severity of illness as well as clinically significant improvement in the symptoms. Difference between the groups for CGI-I (P = 0.37) and CGI-S (P = 0.41) score was not statistically significant. Treatment in both the groups was found safe and well tolerated. Conclusion: The study shows that the pregabalin SR is safe and effective in patients of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. The results of the study demonstrated that pregabalin SR has comparable efficacy and safety as pregabalin IR. PMID:23565472

Srivastava, A.; Shah, S.; Maseeh, A.; Vyasa, B.; Balaji, M.; Bhatter, S.; Buch, P.; Dantara, D.; Karnani, J.; Kumar, V.; Lodha, S.; Maji, D.; Moses, A.; Phatak, S.; Polarappu, S.; Shah, S.; Upadhayay, B.

2012-01-01

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Evaluation of the effect of pregabalin on simulated driving ability using a driving simulator in healthy male volunteers.  

PubMed

Pregabalin, a novel agent for treating partial epilepsy and peripheral neuropathic and central pain, was studied for its effect on driving performance in healthy volunteers. Sixteen healthy male volunteers who drove regularly were enrolled in a double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study assessing the effect of pregabalin on driving performance. Subjects received an oral dose of pregabalin 75 mg or placebo, and a second dose 12 hours later. A driving simulator was used to test simple and complicated braking reaction time, and simple and complicated steering-wheel techniques before the first dose, and 1 hour and 3 hours after the second dose of pregabalin or placebo. The effect of training during the driving test on the driving performance of each group was also evaluated. There were no statistically significant differences in driving performance between the pregabalin and the placebo groups. However, the pregabalin group showed no significant improvement in steering-wheel skills with training, whereas the placebo group showed a significant (P<0.05) improvement with training. In this study using a driving simulator, pregabalin did not impair driving performance but mildly reduced the training effects of driving experiments. Although pregabalin caused sleepiness, it had no severe effect on driving ability after a second dose of 75 mg after the initial introduction of pregabalin. PMID:24501544

Tujii, Tomoaki; Kyaw, Win Thiri; Iwaki, Hirotaka; Nishikawa, Noriko; Nagai, Masahiro; Kubo, Madoka; Nomoto, Masahiro

2014-01-01

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Pregabalin- and topiramate-mediated regulation of cognitive and motor impulsivity in DBA/2 mice  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Impulsivity is a core symptom in many neuropsychiatric disorders. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of topiramate and pregabalin on the modulation of different impulsivity dimensions in DBA/2 mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH The effects of acute and chronic administration of pregabalin (10, 20 and 40 mg·kg?1) and topiramate (12.5, 25 and 50 mg·kg?1) were evaluated in the light–dark box (LDB), hole board test (HBT) and delayed reinforcement task (DRT). ?2A-Adrenoceptor, D2-receptor and TH gene expression were evaluated by real-time PCR in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), accumbens (ACC) and ventral tegmental area (VTA), respectively. KEY RESULTS Acute pregabalin administration showed a clear anxiolytic-like effect (LDB) but did not modify novelty-seeking behaviour (HBT). In contrast, topiramate produced an anxiolytic effect only at the highest dose, whereas it reduced novelty seeking at all doses tested. In the DRT, acute pregabalin had no effect, whereas topiramate only reduced motor impulsivity. Chronically, pregabalin significantly increased motor impulsivity and topiramate diminished cognitive impulsivity. Pregabalin decreased ?2A-adrenoceptor and D2-receptor gene expression in the PFC and ACC, respectively, and increased TH in the VTA. In contrast, chronic administration of topiramate increased ?2A-adrenoceptor and D2-receptor gene expression in the PFC and ACC, respectively, and also increased TH in the VTA. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS These results suggest that the usefulness of pregabalin in impulsivity-related disorders is related to its anxiolytic properties, whereas topiramate modulates impulsivity. These differences could be linked to their opposite effects on ?2A-adrenoceptor and D2-receptor gene expression in the PFC and ACC, respectively. PMID:22489711

Navarrete, Francisco; Perez-Ortiz, Jose M; Manzanares, Jorge

2012-01-01

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Pregabalin Versus Pramipexole: Effects on Sleep Disturbance in Restless Legs Syndrome  

PubMed Central

Study Objectives: To compare pregabalin versus placebo and pramipexole for reducing restless legs syndrome (RLS)-related sleep disturbance. Design: Randomized, double-blinded, crossover trial. Setting: Twenty-three US sleep centers. Participants: Eighty-five individuals with moderate to severe idiopathic RLS and associated sleep disturbance. Interventions: Participants were randomized across 6 treatment sequences comprising three 4-week periods on pregabalin 300 mg/day (n = 75), pramipexole 0.5 mg/day (n = 76), or placebo (n = 73). Measurements and Results: Polysomnography was conducted over 2 nights at the end of each period. Primary (wake after sleep onset [WASO], pregabalin vs placebo) and key secondary endpoints were analyzed for statistical significance, with descriptive statistics for other endpoints. Pregabalin improved sleep maintenance, demonstrated by reductions in WASO (-27.1 min vs placebo [P < 0.0001]; -26.9 vs pramipexole) and number of awakenings after sleep onset (-2.7 vs placebo; -7.9 vs pramipexole [P < 0.0001]) by polysomnography, and an increase in subjective total sleep time (30.8 min vs placebo [P < 0.0001]; 26.8 vs pramipexole). Pregabalin also increased slow wave sleep duration (20.9 min vs placebo; 32.1 vs pramipexole [P < 0.0001]). Reduction in periodic limb movement arousal index (PLMAI) with pregabalin was similar to pramipexole and greater than placebo (-3.7 PLMA/h [P < 0.0001]), although reduction in total PLM in sleep was less than for pramipexole. Conclusions: This study demonstrated improvements in objective and subjective measures of sleep maintenance and sleep architecture with pregabalin compared with placebo and pramipexole. Effects of pregabalin on periodic limb movement arousal index were comparable to pramipexole. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT00991276; http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00991276 Citation: Garcia-Borreguero D; Patrick J; DuBrava S; Becker PM; Lankford A; Chen C; Miceli J; Knapp L; Allen RP. Pregabalin versus pramipexole: effects on sleep disturbance in restless legs syndrome. SLEEP 2014;37(4):635-643. PMID:24899755

Garcia-Borreguero, Diego; Patrick, Jeffrey; DuBrava, Sarah; Becker, Philip M.; Lankford, Alan; Chen, Crystal; Miceli, Jeffrey; Knapp, Lloyd; Allen, Richard P.

2014-01-01

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Risk of heart failure and edema associated with the use of pregabalin: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

Background Pregabalin is used in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathic pain, partial seizures, anxiety disorders and fibromyalgia. Recognized adverse effects associated with its use include cognitive impairment, somnolence and dizziness. Heart failure associated with pregabalin has been described, however the strength of this association has not been well characterized. To examine this further, we will conduct a systematic review of the risk of heart failure and edema associated with use of pregabalin. Methods/design We will include all studies (experimental, quasi-experimental, observational, case series/reports, drug regulatory reports) that examine the use of pregabalin compared to placebo, gabapentin or conventional care. Our primary outcome is heart failure and the secondary outcomes include edema and weight gain. We will search electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials), and grey literature sources (trial registries, conference abstracts) to identify relevant studies. To ensure literature saturation, we will contact drug manufacturers, conduct forward citation searching, and scan the reference lists of key articles and included studies. We will not restrict inclusion by language or publication status. Two reviewers will screen citations (titles and abstracts) and full-text articles, conduct data abstraction, and appraise risk of bias. Random-effects meta-analysis will be conducted if the studies are deemed heterogeneous in terms of clinical, statistical and methodological factors but still suitable for meta-analysis. Conclusions The results of this review will assist physicians to better appreciate pregabalin’s risk for edema or congestive heart failure and will be pertinent to the thousands of patients worldwide who are administered this medication. Our protocol was registered in the PROSPERO database (CRD42012002948). PMID:23641821

2013-01-01

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Pregabalin premedication - A new treatment option for hemodynamic stability during general anesthesia: A prospective study  

PubMed Central

Background: Hemodynamic responses of laryngoscopy, intubation, and pain are powerful noxious stimulus which should be attenuated by the appropriate premedication, smooth induction, and rapid intubation. Context: The oral pregabalin may attenuate the hemodynamic pressor response with intraoperative hemodynamic stability. Aims: The present study was designed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of oral pregabalin for hemodynamic stability. Settings and Design: This is a prospective blind randomized controlled cohort observation study. Materials and Methods: The 80 adult consented patients of ASA grade I and II of either gender aged 24–54 years who met the inclusion criteria were randomized to receive oral pregabalin 150 mg or placebo capsule, given 60–75 min before surgery. Patients were premedicated with metoclopramide (10 mg), glycopyrrolate (0.2 mg), and fentanyl (1 ?g/kg). Anesthesia was induced with propofol and rocuronium and maintained with isoflurane, nitrous oxide, and oxygen. Both groups were assessed for preoperative sedation and changes in heart rate and mean arterial blood pressure before and after the induction and 1, 3, 5, and 10 min after laryngoscopy and intubation, then at 5 min intervals till end of surgery along with postoperative complications. Statistical Analysis: The hemodynamic variables were analyzed by using analysis of variance (ANOVA), Student's t test, and chi square test as appropriate. Results: Preoperative sedation was higher with pregabalin with no significant change in heart rate. The mean arterial pressure was attenuated with oral pregabalin to statistically significant value (P<0.007). The requirement of analgesic drug was reduced with no postoperative respiratory depression, nausea, or vomiting and hemodynamic parameters remained stabilized perioperatively. Conclusions: Oral pregabalin premedication effectively leads to sedation and analgesia with successful attenuation of the adverse and deleterious hemodynamic pressor response.

Gupta, Kumkum; Bansal, Pranav; Gupta, Prashant K.; Singh, Y. P.

2011-01-01

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Pregabalin for Opioid-Refractory Pain in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis  

PubMed Central

Background. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a systemic inflammatory disease with chronic back pain as the most common presenting symptom. We present a case of a male patient with AS reporting symptoms of severe low back pain, buttock pain, and limited spinal mobility. After chronic treatment with opioids, we administered pregabalin at a dose of 300?mg as an analgesic agent while opioids were discontinued. Findings. Pain symptoms improved progressively, and opioids were gradually discontinued without any withdrawal symptoms reported. Conclusions. Pregabalin is potentially useful in the management of pain in patients with AS while effectively managing the discontinuation of opioid treatment. PMID:23844301

Kontoangelos, Konstantinos A.; Kouzoupis, Anastasios V.; Ferentinos, Panagiotis P.; Xynos, Ioannis D.; Sipsas, Nikolaos V.; Papadimitriou, George N.

2013-01-01

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New treatment options in the management of fibromyalgia: role of pregabalin.  

PubMed

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common, chronic pain disorder with unknown etiology, characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, and accompanied by several other symptoms such as sleep disturbance, fatigue, and mood disorders. Pregabalin is the first drug approved for the treatment of FM. Pregabalin has analgesic, anticonvulsant, and anxiolytic activity and has earlier demonstrated efficacy in the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and as adjuvant therapy for adult patients with partial onset seizures. Pregabalin, a lipophilic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analog, is alpha(2)delta-1 ligand that binds to, and modulates, voltage-gated calcium channels. This modulation is characterized by a reduction of the excessive neurotransmitter release that is observed in certain neurological and psychotic disorders. Several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have demonstrated that pregabalin has been effective in pain management, improving sleep quality and fatigue, as well as in several domains of health related quality of life. Because of mild to moderate adverse effects it can be considered a well-tolerated therapy for FM. PMID:19337459

Zareba, Grazyna

2008-12-01

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Pregabalin in the treatment of inferior alveolar nerve paraesthesia following overfilling of endodontic sealer  

PubMed Central

A case of orofacial pain and inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) paraesthesia after extrusion of endodontic sealer within the mandibular canal treated with prednisone and pregabalin is described. A 36-year-old woman underwent root canal treatment of the mandibular second right premolar tooth. Post-operative panoramic radiograph revealed the presence of radiopaque canal sealer in the mandibular canal. Damage to IAN consecutive to extrusion of endodontic sealer was diagnosed. Non-surgical management was decided, including: 1 mg/kg/day prednisone 2 times/day, once-daily regimen, and 150 mg/day pregabalin, two doses per day, monitoring the progress with periodic follow-up visits. Six weeks after the incident the signs and symptoms were gone. The complete resolution of paraesthesia and the control of pain achieved suggest that a non-surgical approach, combining prednisone and the GABA analogue pregabalin, is a good option in the management of the IAN damage subsequent to endodontic sealer extrusion. Key words:Endodontics, inferior alveolar nerve, neuropathic pain, orofacial pain, paraesthesia, pregabalin. PMID:24790724

Alonso-Ezpeleta, Oscar; Martín, Pablo J.; López-López, José; Castellanos-Cosano, Lizett; Martín-González, Jenifer; Segura-Egea, Juan J.

2014-01-01

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A comparative bioavailability study of two formulations of pregabalin in healthy Chilean volunteers  

PubMed Central

Objective The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetic parameters between two brands of pregabalin in healthy Chilean volunteers. Methods A randomized, single-dose, two-period, two-sequence, crossover study design with a 2-week washout period was conducted in healthy Chilean males. Plasma samples were collected over a 12-hour period after administration of 150 mg pregabalin in each period. A validated ultra-performance liquid chromatography with positive ionization mass spectrometric detection method was used to analyze pregabalin concentration in plasma. Pharmacokinetic parameters were determined using a noncompartmental method. Bioequivalence between the test and reference products was determined when the ratio for the 90% confidence intervals (CIs) of the difference in the means of the log-transformed area under the curve (AUC)0—t, AUC0—?, and maximum concentration (Cmax) of the two products were within 0.80 and 1.25. Results The study was carried out on 22 healthy Chilean volunteers. The mean (SD) Cmax, AUC0—t and AUC0—? of the test formulation (Pregobin™) of pregabalin were 2.10 (0.56) ?g/ml, 10.35 (2.00) ?gxh/ml and 13.92 (2.74) ?gxh/ml, respectively. The mean (SD) Cmax, AUC0—t and AUC0—? of the reference formulation (Lyrica™) of pregabalin were 2.15 (0.52) ?g/ml, 10.31 (1.85) ?gxh/ml and 13.78 (2.25) ?gxh/ml, respectively. The parametric 90% CIs for Cmax, AUC0—t, and AUC0—? were 0.97–1.13, 1.01–1.04, and 0.98–1.02, respectively. Conclusions These results suggest that both products are bioequivalent and can be used as interchangeable options in the clinical setting. PMID:23251735

Quinones, Luis; Sasso, Jaime; Tamayo, Evelyn; Catalan, Johanna; Gonzalez, Juan Paplo; Escala, Mario; Varela, Nelson; Leon, Jorge; Caceres, Dante Daniel; Saavedra, Ivan

2010-01-01

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Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis of the static allodynia response to pregabalin and sildenafil in a rat model of neuropathic pain.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to develop a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) model of the static allodynia response to pregabalin with and without sildenafil in a chronic constriction injury model of neuropathic pain. Six treatment groups were evaluated every 30 min for 6 h. Rats were treated with either 1) a saline infusion; 2) a 2-h pregabalin infusion at 4 mgxkg(-1)xh(-1); 3) a 2-h pregabalin infusion at 10 mgxkg(-1)xh(-1); 4) a 2.2-mg loading dose + 12 mgxkg(-1)xmin(-1) infusion of sildenafil; 5) a 2-h pregabalin infusion at 1.6 mgxkg(-1)xh(-1) with sildenafil; and 6) a 2-h infusion of pregabalin at 4 mgxkg(-1)xh with sildenafil. The static allodynia endpoint was modeled by using three population PD approaches: 1) the behavior of the injured paw using a three-category ordinal logistic regression model; 2) paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) (g) between the injured and uninjured paw using the Hill equation with a baseline function; and 3) the baseline normalized difference in PWT between the injured and uninjured paw. The categorical model showed a significant shift in the concentration-response relationship of pregabalin to lower concentrations with concomitant sildenafil. Likewise, the continuous PK-PD models demonstrated a reduction in the EC(50) of pregabalin necessary for PD response in the presence of sildenafil. The difference-transformed PD model resulted in a 54.4% (42.3-66.9%) decrease in EC(50), whereas the percentage-transformed PD model demonstrated a 53.5% (42.7-64.3%) shift. It is concluded from these studies that there is a synergistic PD interaction between pregabalin and sildenafil. PMID:20444880

Bender, Gregor; Florian, Jeffry A; Bramwell, Stephen; Field, Mark J; Tan, Keith K C; Marshall, Scott; DeJongh, Joost; Bies, Robert R; Danhof, Meindert

2010-08-01

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DESOXYCORTICOSTERONE ACETATE  

PubMed Central

1. Desoxycorticosterone acetate (DCA) and NaCl, in the dosage employed in normal rats, caused renal and cardiac hypertrophy, characteristic changes in the renal tubular epithelium, atrophic changes in the subcapsular zone of the adrenal cortex, and serum electrolyte changes characterized by a rise in sodium and fall in potassium. 2. In rats rendered nephritic with a rabbit anti-rat-kidney serum, the same regimen caused similar changes. In addition, DCA given concurrently with NaCl greatly intensified the nephritic process and gave rise to striking arterial hypertension. 3. A diet, virtually sodium-free, administered to normal and nephritic rats receiving daily injections of DCA abolished or reduced to a minimum the effects of this steroid; i.e., a liberal ingestion of NaCl was essential for the potentiation of the action of DCA. 4. The addition of KCl to the drinking water of rats receiving DCA and NaCl tended to correct the depression of the level of potassium in the serum, but had no effect upon the hypertension in nephritic animals nor upon the anatomical lesions. 5. The mechanism by which the sodium ion potentiates the activity of DCA has not been established. PMID:19871607

Knowlton, Abbie I.; Loeb, Emily N.; Stoerk, Herbert C.; Seegal, Beatrice C.

1947-01-01

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Real-world comparison of health care utilization between duloxetine and pregabalin initiators with fibromyalgia  

PubMed Central

Objectives To compare health care utilization of duloxetine initiators and pregabalin initiators among fibromyalgia patients in a real-world setting. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted based on a US national commercial health claims database (2006–2009). Fibromyalgia patients who initiated duloxetine or pregabalin in 2008, aged 18–64 years, and who maintained continuous health insurance coverage 1 year before and 1 year after initiation were assigned to duloxetine or pregabalin cohorts on the basis of their initiated agent. Patients who had pill coverage of the agents over the course of 90 days preceding the initiation were excluded. The two comparative cohorts were constructed using propensity score greedy match methods. Descriptive analysis and paired t-test were performed to compare health care utilization rates in the postinitiation year and the changes of these rates from the preinitiation year to the postinitiation year. Results Both matched cohorts (n=1,265 pairs) had a similar mean initiation age (49–50 years), percentage of women (87%–88%), and prevalence of baseline comorbid conditions (neuropathic pain other than diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, low back pain, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, headache or migraine, and osteoarthritis). In the preinitiation year, both cohorts had similar inpatient, outpatient, and medication utilization rates (inpatient, 15.7%–16.1%; outpatient, 100.0%; medication, 97.9%–98.7%). The utilization rates diverged in the postinitiation year, with the pregabalin cohort using more fibromyalgia-related inpatient care (3.2% versus 2.2%; P<0.05), any inpatient care (19.3% versus 16.8%; P<0.05), and fibromyalgia-related outpatient care (62.1% versus 51.8%; P<0.05). From the preinitiation period to the postinitiation period, the duloxetine cohort experienced decreases in certain utilization rates, whereas the pregabalin cohort had increases (percentage of patients with a fibromyalgia-related admission, ?1.2% versus 0.4% [P<0.01]; number of fibromyalgia-related outpatient claims, ?1.7 versus 4.7 [P<0.01]). Conclusion Fibromyalgia patients initiating pregabalin tended to consume more fibromyalgia-related inpatient and outpatient care in the first postinitiation year, whereas fibromyalgia patients initiating duloxetine tended to have lower utilization rates of fibromyalgia-related inpatient care in the postinitiation year than in the preinitiation year. PMID:24470771

Peng, X; Sun, P; Novick, D; Andrews, J; Sun, S

2014-01-01

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Therapeutic efficacy of pregabalin in patients with leg symptoms due to lumbar spinal stenosis.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of pregabalin in patients with leg symptoms due to lumbar spinal stenosis. Study subjects were classified into two groups according to their pharmacotherapy: the pregabalin group, treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and pregabalin combination therapy, and the control group, treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug monotherapy. The two groups were compared in terms of the duration of pain after the onset of leg symptoms and the type of neurogenic intermittent claudication, whether radicular-, caudal-, or mixed-type. Numerical rating scale and Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire scores were evaluated before and 3 months after treatment. After 3 months of treatment, there were significant differences in the numerical rating scale for radicular- and mixed-types, but not for caudal-type, between the two groups in the subjects with leg symptoms for greater than 3 months. There were significant differences between the two groups in Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire scores for mixed-type, but not for radicular- and caudal-types, in the subjects with leg symptoms for less than 3 months and for radicular- and mixed-types, but not for caudal-type, in the subjects with leg symptoms for greater than 3 months. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and pregabalin combination therapy may be more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug monotherapy for the relief of leg symptoms due to lumbar spinal stenosis, preventing aggravation of subjective symptoms and improving quality of life for patients with radicular- and mixed-types in subjects with leg symptoms for greater than 3 months, although it may be necessary to consider alternative therapy for patients with caudal-type. PMID:25030722

Takahashi, Naoto; Arai, Itaru; Kayama, Satoru; Ichiji, Kenji; Fukuda, Hironari; Kaga, Takahiro; Konno, Shin-Ichi

2014-01-01

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Anticonvulsant activity of pregabalin in the maximal electroshock-induced seizure assay in ?2?1 (R217A) and ?2?2 (R279A) mouse mutants.  

PubMed

Pregabalin has been shown to have anticonvulsant, analgesic, and anxiolytic activity in animal models. Pregabalin binds with high affinity to the ?2?1 and ?2?2 subunits of voltage-gated calcium channels. In order to better understand the relative contribution that binding to either the ?2?1 or ?2?2 subunits confers on the anticonvulsant activity of pregabalin, we characterized the anticonvulsant activity of pregabalin in different wild-type (WT) and mutant mouse strains. Two targeted mouse mutants have been made in which either the ?2?1 subunit was mutated (arginine-to-alanine mutation at amino acid 217; R217A) or the ?2?2 subunit was mutated (arginine-to-alanine mutation at amino acid 279; R279A). These mutations in ?2?1 or ?2?2 render the subunits relatively insensitive to pregabalin binding. The anticonvulsant activity of pregabalin was assessed in these different mouse lines using the maximal electroshock-induced seizure (MES) model. Pregabalin reduced the percentage of seizures and increased the latency to seizure in the MES model in two parental mouse strains used to construct the mutants. Pregabalin also reduced the percentage of seizures and increased latency to seizure similarly in the ?2?2 (R279A) and WT littermate control mice. In contrast, pregabalin's anticonvulsant efficacy was significantly reduced in ?2?1 (R217A) mutants compared with WT littermate control mice. Phenytoin showed anticonvulsant activity across all WT and mutant mice. These data show that the anticonvulsant activity of pregabalin in the MES model requires binding to the ?2?1 subunit. PMID:24698052

Lotarski, Susan; Hain, Heather; Peterson, Jason; Galvin, Stacey; Strenkowski, Bryan; Donevan, Sean; Offord, James

2014-07-01

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A comparative study of pre-operative oral clonidine and pregabalin on post-operative analgesia after spinal anesthesia  

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Objectives: Pregabalin and clonidine have anti-nociceptive properties. This study assesses their efficacy in prolonging the analgesic effect of spinal anesthesia and post-operative analgesic requirement in patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy. Materials and Methods: A total of 90 females in the age group of 30-60 years were randomly allocated in to three groups of 30 each, to receive either oral clonidine (150 ?g) or oral pregabalin (150 mg) or oral multivitamin as placebo 1.5 h before spinal anesthesia with 3ml (15 mg) of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine. Intensity of pain was measured on a visual analog scale (VAS) at the end of operation (0 h) then at 1,2,4,6,12 and 24 h thereafter. Diclofenac sodium intramuscularly 1 mg/kg was provided when the VASscore was >4 in the study period. Sedation was defined by Ramsay sedation scale at 0,6,12 and 24 h. Side-effects such as nausea and vomiting, respiratory depression and dryness of mouth were noted. Results: The VAS scores were significantly less in the pregabalin group compared with the clonidine group at 6,12 and 24 h post-operatively with a P < 0.0001. More sedation was seen in the clonidine group than in the pregabalin group (P < 0.05). Analgesic consumption and VAS scores were lower in clonidine and pregabalin group compared with the placebo group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Oral pregabalin (150 mg) prolongs the post-operative pain relief after spinal anesthesia but produces less sedation compared with oral clonidine (150 ?g).

Prasad, Anu; Bhattacharyya, Susmita; Biswas, Atanu; Saha, Mrityunjaya; Mondal, Sudeshna; Saha, Dona

2014-01-01

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Sustained-release pregabalin with methylcobalamin in neuropathic pain: an Indian real-life experience  

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Introduction Neuropathic pain is intense in nature and difficult to manage. Thus, the primary goal is maximum relief from pain. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a fixed-dose combination of sustained-release pregabalin and methylcobalamin in reducing neuropathic pain in Indian patients, in the real-life situation. Methods This was a multicenter, prospective, open-labeled, single-arm, observational, 14-day study. Patients received fixed dose combination of 75 or 150 mg sustained-release pregabalin combined with 1500 mcg immediate release methylcobalamin, depending on the clinical requirement. Data was collected for pain reduction and other positive and negative symptoms associated with neuropathy, including hyperesthesia, paresthesia, numbness/tingling, burning sensation, muscle weakness, sleep disturbances, and impairment of movement. Pain intensity was measured on a ten-point visual analog scale (VAS) (0 represented “no pain,” and 10 represented “worst pain ever”). The safety of the drug was also evaluated throughout the study duration. Data was analyzed using appropriate statistical methods. Results The overall reduction in mean VAS score over 14 days was 72.3%. The reduction in mean VAS score was significant as early as the first week. Both positive and negative symptoms of peripheral neuropathy were significantly improved in >50% patients within the 2 weeks. Giddiness (4.7%), followed by sedation (3.6%), dizziness (2.9%), drowsiness (2.3%), and nausea (2.3%) were the most commonly observed adverse effects. The overall efficacy and tolerability was rated as good to excellent by >95% of the investigators and patients. Conclusion Fixed dose combination of sustained-release pregabalin and methylcobalamin significantly reduced neuropathic pain, with significant improvement in both the positive and negative symptoms associated with neuropathy, in Indian patients and was well tolerated. PMID:23761981

Dongre, Yasmin U; Swami, Onkar C

2013-01-01

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Successful treatment of adult-onset erythromelalgia with steroid pulse and pregabalin.  

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Adult-onset erythromelalgia (EM) is a rare disease characterized by episodic bouts of burning pain and erythema for which the optimal therapy is unclear. In this report, we describe a 68-year-old Japanese woman with adult-onset EM. Intravenous administration of methylprednisolone sodium succinate 1,000 mg/day dramatically improved her pain as evaluated by the visual analog scale. Although the patient's pain gradually developed again, it could be controlled with pregabalin. Our present case might suggest a possible, optimal therapy for adult-onset EM. PMID:23275767

Kakizaki, Aya; Fujimura, Taku; Kambayashi, Yumi; Watabe, Akiko; Aiba, Setsuya

2012-09-01

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Efficacy of pregabalin in neuropathic pain evaluated in a 12-week, randomised, double-blind, multicentre, placebo-controlled trial of flexible- and fixed-dose regimens.  

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Pregabalin binds with high affinity to the alpha2-delta subunit protein of voltage-gated calcium channels and, thereby, reduces release of excitatory neurotransmitters. This 12-week randomised, double-blind, multicentre, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study evaluated the efficacy and safety of pregabalin in patients with chronic postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) or painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Patients were randomised to placebo (n=65) or to one of two pregabalin regimens: a flexible schedule of 150, 300, 450, and 600 mg/day with weekly dose escalation based on patients' individual responses and tolerability (n=141) or a fixed schedule of 300 mg/day for 1 week followed by 600 mg/day for 11 weeks (n=132). Both flexible- and fixed-dose pregabalin significantly reduced endpoint mean pain score (primary outcome) versus placebo (P=0.002, P<0.001) and were significantly superior to placebo in improving pain-related sleep interference (P<0.001). The most common adverse events (AEs) for pregabalin-treated patients were dizziness, peripheral oedema, weight gain (not affecting diabetes control), and somnolence. These results are consistent with previous studies' demonstrating pregabalin's efficacy, tolerability, and safety for treatment of chronic neuropathic pain associated with DPN or PHN. Pregabalin dosing aimed at optimal balance of efficacy and tolerability provides significant pain relief and may reduce risks for AEs and therapy discontinuation. PMID:15911152

Freynhagen, Rainer; Strojek, Krzysztof; Griesing, Teresa; Whalen, Ed; Balkenohl, Michael

2005-06-01

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Population Pharmacokinetic Model of the Pregabalin-Sildenafil Interaction in Rats: Application of Simulation to Preclinical PK-PD Study Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  Preliminary evidence has suggested a synergistic interaction between pregabalin and sildenafil for the treatment of neuropathic\\u000a pain. The focus of this study was to determine the influence of sildenafil on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of pregabalin with\\u000a the objective of informing the design of a quantitative pharmacodynamic (PD) study.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  The pharmacokinetics were determined in rats following 2-hr intravenous infusions of pregabalin

Gregor Bender; James Gosset; Jeff Florian; Keith Tan; Mark Field; Scott Marshall; Joost DeJongh; Robert Bies; Meindert Danhof

2009-01-01

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Pregabalin-associated myoclonic encephalopathy without evidence of drug accumulation in a patient with acute renal failure  

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Pregabalin, used for treating partial epilepsy and neuropathic pain, is usually well tolerated. Patients with impaired renal function are at risk to develop more serious adverse events. A 64-year-old woman was admitted in the Emergency Department for altered consciousness and abnormal movements. She recently started to take pregabalin (150 mg/day) for neuropathic pain. The drug was withdrawn 36 h before hospitalization following worsening of neurological symptoms. At physical examination, myoclonus was noted as main finding in the limbs and head, with encephalopathy. Laboratory investigations revealed acute renal failure with serum creatinine at 451.3 ?mol/l. Urine output was preserved. After supportive care alone, myoclonus resolved after 24 h and consciousness was normal after 48 h. Renal function was also recovered. At the time of admission, the concentration of plasma pregabalin was 3.42 ?g/ml, within therapeutic range. The calculated terminal elimination half-life was 11.5 h. Pregabalin-induced myoclonus may not be strictly related to drug accumulation in acute renal failure, with the possibility of a threshold phenomenon. PMID:24574633

Courtois, F.; Borrey, D.; Haufroid, V.; Hantson, P.

2014-01-01

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Bioequivalence of two pregabalin 300 mg capsules (Neurexal and Lyrica®) in healthy human volunteers.  

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The pharmacokinetics of 2 brands of pregabalin 300 mg capsules were compared in 23 healthy human volunteers after a single oral dose in a randomized cross-over study. The study protocol was prepared with relevance to the requirements set in the US FDA and the EMA guidances for conduction of bioequivalence studies. Reference (Lyrica(®), Pfizer, France) and test (Neurexal, Pharmaline, Lebanon) products were administered to fasted volunteers. Blood samples were collected up to 48 h and assayed for pregabalin using a validated LC-MS/MS method. The pharmacokinetic parameters AUC0-t, AUC0-?, Cmax, Tmax, T1/2 and elimination rate constant were determined from plasma concentration-time profile by non-compartmental analysis method using WinNonlin V5.2. The analysis of variance did not show any significant difference between the 2 formulations and 90% confidence intervals fell within the acceptable range for bioequivalence: 80-125%. It was concluded that the 2 brands exhibited comparable pharmacokinetic profiles and that Pharmaline's Neurexal is bioequivalent to Lyrica(®) of Pfizer, France. PMID:24307269

Al-Ghazawi, A; Idkaidek, N; Daccache, E; Sarraf, J-C; Kyriacos, S

2014-07-01

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Pregabalin and topiramate regulate behavioural and brain gene transcription changes induced by spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal in mice.  

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This study examined the actions of pregabalin and topiramate on behavioural and gene transcription alterations induced by spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal in mice. Tolerance was induced in mice by administration of CP-55,940 (0.5 mg/kg/12 hours; i.p.; 7 days). Behavioural assessment of spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal was performed by measuring motor activity, somatic signs and anxiety-like behaviour on days 1 and 3 after cessation of treatment with CP-55,940. On days 1-3 of cannabinoid withdrawal, mice received pregabalin (40 mg/kg/12 hours; p.o.) or topiramate (50 mg/kg/12 hours; p.o.) and their actions on signs of withdrawal and anxiety-like behaviour were evaluated. The administration of CP-55,940 decreased rectal temperature and motor activity on day 1. On day 1 after interruption of cannabinoid administration, motor activity and the number of rearings increased compared with control group. Anxiety-like behaviour induced by cessation of cannabinoid treatment increased significantly on days 1 and 3 of withdrawal. The administration of pregabalin or topiramate blocked the motor signs and reduced significantly anxiety-like behaviour. Cannabinoid withdrawal decreased tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) gene expression in the ventral tegmental area and µ-opioid receptor gene expression in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) and increased CB1 receptor gene expression in the NAcc. Treatment with topiramate or pregabalin blocked the decrease of TH and the increase of CB1 gene expressions induced by cannabinoid withdrawal. Both drugs failed to alter µ-opioid receptor gene expression. These results suggest that pregabalin and topiramate may result useful for the treatment of anxiety-like behaviour and motor symptoms associated with spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal. PMID:22017514

Aracil-Fernández, Auxiliadora; Almela, Pilar; Manzanares, Jorge

2013-03-01

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A study of the use of carbamazepine, pregabalin and alpha lipoic acid in patients of diabetic neuropathy  

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Background Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common, symptomatic, long-term complication of diabetes mellitus. Many of the agents used to treat DN have not been compared with each other. This study was, therefore, undertaken to compare the efficacy and safety of carbamazepine, pregabalin and alpha-lipoic acid in diabetic neuropathy patients. Methods This was a prospective, observational study. The patients were categorized into three groups, Group I included those patients who were prescribed carbamazepine while group II included those on pregabalin and group III patients received alpha-lipoic acid. Each patient was followed up at every month for total duration of 6 months. Demographic details, presenting symptoms, history of diabetes, laboratory values pertaining to diabetes (Fasting blood sugar, Post prandial blood sugar and HbA1c) were recorded. Intensity of pain, using a visual analogue scale (VAS), diabetic neuropathy symptom (DNS) score and diabetic neuropathy examination (DNE) score were assessed at baseline and then at each monthly follow-up. Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) was also measured at baseline and then at the end of 3 and 6 months. Results A total of 101 patients were enrolled out of them 96 completed the study. Regarding VAS, the number of patients having pain was reduced substantially however, the speed and the quantum of this reduction were best in group II (pregabalin). Regarding DNS, also group II showed the best response in terms of number of patients as well as the speed of improvement. The results also imply that the relief from diabetic neuropathy (as per DNE score) is superior with pregabalin administration. However, no improvement in NCV was evident in any group. Conclusion Results of this study suggest that treatment with pregabalin gives faster and better improvement in diabetic neuropathy. PMID:24926454

2014-01-01

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Efficacy of pregabalin in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: double-blind, placebo-controlled comparison of BID versus TID dosing.  

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Pregabalin is a new anxiolytic that acts as a presynaptic inhibitor of the release of excessive levels of excitatory neurotransmitters by selectively binding to the alpha2-delta subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels. The current study evaluated the anxiolytic efficacy of BID versus TID dosing of pregabalin in patients with generalized anxiety disorder. Outpatients with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition generalized anxiety disorder and having baseline Hamilton Anxiety (HAM-A) total scores > or =20 were randomized to 6 weeks of double-blind treatment with pregabalin 200 mg/d (BID; N = 78), 400 mg/d (BID; N = 89), or 450 mg/d (TID; N = 88) or placebo (N = 86). Mean improvement in HAM-A total score at last observation carried forward end point was significantly greater on pregabalin 200 (P = 0.006), 400 (P = 0.001), and 450 mg/d (P = 0.005) compared with placebo. Pairwise comparisons of BID versus TID dosing found no difference in HAM-A change score at end point. All 3 pregabalin dosage groups showed significantly greater efficacy versus placebo at end point on the HAM-A psychic and somatic anxiety factor scores. Improvement on both factors was rapid: significance versus placebo was achieved as early as the first assessment at week 1, with > or =30% reduction in HAM-A severity and equal or greater improvement for every subsequent visit in > or =38% of patients in all 3 pregabalin dosage groups (P < or = 0.001). Pregabalin was well tolerated, and despite the fixed-dose study design, discontinuations caused by adverse events ranged from 9% to 13%--comparable with that observed with placebo (8%). This study demonstrates that pregabalin is an effective treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, with BID dosing showing similar efficacy and comparable tolerability with TID dosing. PMID:15738746

Pohl, Robert B; Feltner, Douglas E; Fieve, Ronald R; Pande, Atul C

2005-04-01

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An open-label, long-term study examining the safety and tolerability of pregabalin in Japanese patients with central neuropathic pain  

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Purpose Studies of pregabalin for the treatment of central neuropathic pain have been limited to double-blind trials of 4–17 weeks in duration. The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term safety and tolerability of pregabalin in Japanese patients with central neuropathic pain. The efficacy of pregabalin was also assessed as a secondary measure. Patients and methods This was a 53-week, multicenter, open-label trial of pregabalin (150–600 mg/day) in Japanese patients with central neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral stroke. Results A total of 103 patients received pregabalin (post-stroke =60; spinal cord injury =38; and multiple sclerosis =5). A majority of patients (87.4%) experienced one or more treatment-related adverse events, most commonly somnolence, weight gain, dizziness, or peripheral edema. The adverse event profile was similar to that seen in other indications of pregabalin. Most treatment-related adverse events were mild (89.1%) or moderate (9.2%) in intensity. Pregabalin treatment improved total score, sensory pain, affective pain, visual analog scale (VAS), and present pain intensity scores on the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) and ten-item modified Brief Pain Inventory (mBPI-10) total score at endpoint compared with baseline. Improvements in SF-MPQ VAS and mBPI-10 total scores were evident in all patient subpopulations. Mean changes from baseline in SF-MPQ VAS and mBPI-10 scores at endpoint were ?20.1 and ?1.4, respectively. Conclusion These findings demonstrate that pregabalin is generally well tolerated and provides sustained efficacy over a 53-week treatment period in patients with chronic central neuropathic pain. PMID:25114584

Onouchi, Kenji; Koga, Hiroaki; Yokoyama, Kazumasa; Yoshiyama, Tamotsu

2014-01-01

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Impact of potential pregabalin or duloxetine drug-drug interactions on health care costs and utilization among Medicare members with fibromyalgia  

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Purpose To examine the impact of newly initiated pregabalin or duloxetine treatment on fibromyalgia (FM) patients’ encounters with potential drug–drug interactions (DDIs), the health care cost and utilization consequences of those interactions, and the impact of treatment on opioid utilization. Patients and methods Subjects included those with an FM diagnosis, a pregabalin or duloxetine prescription claim (index event), ?1 inpatient or ?2 outpatient medical claims, and ?12 months preindex and ?6 postindex enrollment. Propensity score matching was used to help balance the pregabalin and duloxetine cohorts on baseline demographics and comorbidities. Potential DDIs were defined based on Micromedex 2.0 software and were identified by prescription claims. Results No significant differences in baseline characteristics were found between matched pregabalin (n=794) and duloxetine cohorts (n=794). Potential DDI prevalence was significantly greater (P<0.0001) among duloxetine subjects (71.9%) than among pregabalin subjects (4.0%). There were no significant differences in all-cause health care utilization or costs between pregabalin subjects with and without a potential DDI. By contrast, duloxetine subjects with a potential DDI had higher mean all-cause costs ($9,373 versus $7,228; P<0.0001) and higher mean number of outpatient visits/member (16.0 versus 13.0; P=0.0009) in comparison to duloxetine subjects without a potential DDI. There was a trend toward a statistically significant difference between pregabalin and duloxetine subjects in their respective pre- versus post-differences in use of ?1 long-acting opioids (1.6% and 3.4%, respectively; P=0.077). Conclusion The significantly higher prevalence of potential DDIs and potential cost impact found in FM duloxetine subjects, relative to pregabalin subjects, underscore the importance of considering DDIs when selecting a treatment. PMID:25339847

Ellis, Jeffrey J; Sadosky, Alesia B; Ten Eyck, Laura L; Cappelleri, Joseph C; Brown, Courtney R; Suehs, Brandon T; Parsons, Bruce

2014-01-01

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Pregabalin and Radicular Pain Study (PARPS) for Cervical Spondylosis in a Multiracial Asian Population  

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Background Pain from cervical spondylosis (CS) may result from degenerative spinal canal stenosis (cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM)) or lateral recesses compromise, leading to nerve root compression (cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR)). Pregabalin was shown to be effective in randomized, placebo-controlled trials for post-herpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. We evaluate its efficacy in CS with underlying CSR or CSM in a prospective study comprising Asian patients for the first time. Methods Patients with CS and CSR or CSM (clinical, MRI, or electrophysiological evidence) presenting with neuropathic pain were recruited. We excluded patients with diabetes, underlying neurological disease or who were previously on antiepileptics. Pregabalin 75 mg bd was administered for 4 weeks, after which dosage was increased to 150 mg bd for another 4 weeks if the visual analog scale (VAS) was not reduced by 50%. In addition, we monitored the short form McGill pain questionnaire (SFMPQ) at baseline, 4 weeks and 8 weeks. Mood changes were monitored using the hospital anxiety and depression score (HADS) with an identical timeline. Results We recruited 50 patients, of which 23 completed the trial. Of the 27 who withdrew, 12 (44%) were for somnolence. Thirteen patients’ (54%) dosages remained at 75 mg and 11 patients’ (46%) dosages were escalated to 150 mg bd. There were significantly reducing trends from baseline for VAS (ANOVA, F(1, 21) = 25.4, P < 0.0005), SFMPQ (sensory) (F(1, 22) = 11.2, P = 0.003), and SFMPQ (affective) (F(1, 21) = 10.9, P = 0.008). For VAS, there was significant reduction at 4 weeks (P = 0.001) and 8 weeks (P < 0.0005) compared to baseline. For SFMPQ (sensory), there was significant reduction at 4 weeks (P = 0.01) and 8 weeks (P = 0.006) in scores compared to baselines. For SFMPQ (affective), there was significant reduction at 4 weeks (P = 0.04) and 8 weeks (P = 0.008) in scores compared to baseline. No significant anxiety (F(1, 4) = 1.3, P = 0.32) or depression (F(1, 4) = 0.06, P = 0.82) changes were observed in the HADS. Conclusion Pregabalin is efficacious in alleviation of pain symptoms related to CSR as a first-line single agent, evaluated by quantitative severity and other experiential scales. No significant mood changes reported in other studies were demonstrated. Somnolence was commonest adverse effect leading to high dropout rates, occurring early even at the lowest dose. The findings suggest the need for further studies of efficacy at lower dosages, particularly in the Asian population. PMID:24400034

Lo, Yew Long; Cheong, Priscilia Woon Ting; George, Jane Mary; Tan, Seang Beng; Yue, Wai Mun; Guo, Chang Ming; Fook-Chong, Stephanie

2014-01-01

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Pregabalin for the treatment of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, 8-week trial (with subsequent open-label phase) evaluated the effectiveness of pregabalin in alleviating pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). For enrollment, patients must have had at baseline: 1- to 5-year history of DPN pain; pain score ?40 mm (Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire [SF-MPQ] visual analogue scale); average daily pain score of ?4 (11-point

Julio Rosenstock; Michael Tuchman; Linda LaMoreaux; Uma Sharma

2004-01-01

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The Acetate Switch  

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To succeed, many cells must alternate between life-styles that permit rapid growth in the presence of abundant nutrients and ones that enhance survival in the absence of those nutrients. One such change in life-style, the “acetate switch,” occurs as cells deplete their environment of acetate-producing carbon sources and begin to rely on their ability to scavenge for acetate. This review explains why, when, and how cells excrete or dissimilate acetate. The central components of the “switch” (phosphotransacetylase [PTA], acetate kinase [ACK], and AMP-forming acetyl coenzyme A synthetase [AMP-ACS]) and the behavior of cells that lack these components are introduced. Acetyl phosphate (acetyl?P), the high-energy intermediate of acetate dissimilation, is discussed, and conditions that influence its intracellular concentration are described. Evidence is provided that acetyl?P influences cellular processes from organelle biogenesis to cell cycle regulation and from biofilm development to pathogenesis. The merits of each mechanism proposed to explain the interaction of acetyl?P with two-component signal transduction pathways are addressed. A short list of enzymes that generate acetyl?P by PTA-ACKA-independent mechanisms is introduced and discussed briefly. Attention is then directed to the mechanisms used by cells to “flip the switch,” the induction and activation of the acetate-scavenging AMP-ACS. First, evidence is presented that nucleoid proteins orchestrate a progression of distinct nucleoprotein complexes to ensure proper transcription of its gene. Next, the way in which cells regulate AMP-ACS activity through reversible acetylation is described. Finally, the “acetate switch” as it exists in selected eubacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes, including humans, is described. PMID:15755952

Wolfe, Alan J.

2005-01-01

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A randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled phase III trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pregabalin in Japanese patients with fibromyalgia  

PubMed Central

Introduction Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness. Prior trials have demonstrated the efficacy of pregabalin for the relief of fibromyalgia symptoms, and it is approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia in the United States. However, prior to this study, there has not been a large-scale efficacy trial in patients with fibromyalgia in Japan. Methods This randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at 44 centers in Japan to assess the efficacy and safety of pregabalin for the symptomatic relief of pain in fibromyalgia patients. Patients aged ?18 years who had met the criteria for fibromyalgia were randomized to receive either pregabalin, starting at 150 mg/day and increasing to a maintenance dose of 300 or 450 mg/day, or placebo, for 15 weeks. The primary efficacy endpoint was mean pain score at final assessment. Secondary endpoints included Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) together with measures of sleep, physical functioning and quality of life. Results A total of 498 patients (89% female) were randomized to receive either pregabalin (n = 250) or placebo (n = 248). Pregabalin significantly reduced mean pain score at final assessment (difference in mean change from baseline, compared with placebo -0.44; P = 0.0046) and at every week during the study (P <0.025). Key secondary endpoints were also significantly improved with pregabalin treatment compared with placebo, including PGIC (percentage reporting symptoms "very much improved" or "much improved", 38.6% vs 26.7% with placebo; P = 0.0078); pain visual analog scale (difference in mean change from baseline, compared with placebo -6.19; P = 0.0013); Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire total score (-3.33; P = 0.0144); and quality of sleep score (-0.73; P <0.0001). Treatment was generally well tolerated, with somnolence and dizziness the most frequently reported adverse events. Conclusions This trial demonstrated that pregabalin, at doses of up to 450 mg/day, was effective for the symptomatic relief of pain in Japanese patients with fibromyalgia. Pregabalin also improved measures of sleep and functioning and was well tolerated. These data indicate that pregabalin is an effective treatment option for the relief of pain and sleep problems in Japanese patients with fibromyalgia. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00830167 PMID:23062189

2012-01-01

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Comparison of the effects of single doses of elcatonin and pregabalin on oxaliplatin-induced cold and mechanical allodynia in rats.  

PubMed

Oxaliplatin frequently causes peripheral neuropathy. Clinical studies have indicated that pregabalin ameliorates oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy. However, pregabalin frequently causes dizziness and somnolence. We previously reported that elcatonin, a synthetic analog of eel calcitonin, attenuated oxaliplatin-induced cold and mechanical allodynia in rats. The aim of the present study was to compare the anti-allodynic effects of elcatonin and pregabalin in the rats developing the oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with a single dose of oxaliplatin (6?mg/kg, intraperitoneally (i.p.)) to induce cold and mechanical allodynia. We assessed the effects of subcutaneous elcatonin (20?U/kg) and oral pregabalin (30?mg/kg) on cold and mechanical allodynia by cold stimulation (8°C) to the hind paw of the rats and the von Frey test, respectively. Elcatonin reversed the effects of oxaliplatin-induced cold and mechanical allodynia in rats for a longer time period than pregabalin does. These results suggested that elcatonin might be useful for the clinical treatment of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy. PMID:24492729

Aoki, Manahito; Kurauchi, Yuki; Mori, Asami; Nakahara, Tsutomu; Sakamoto, Kenji; Ishii, Kunio

2014-01-01

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Combined use of Pregabalin and Memantine in Fibromyalgia Syndrome Treatment: A Novel Analgesic and Neuroprotective Strategy?  

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Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic widespread pain syndrome that is estimated to affect 4 to 8 million U.S. adults. The exact molecular mechanisms underlying this illness remain unclear, rendering most clinical treatment and management techniques relatively ineffective. It is now known that abnormalities in both nociceptive and central pain processing systems are necessary (but perhaps not sufficient) to condition the onset and maintenance of FMS. These same systemic abnormalities are thought to be responsible for the loss of cephalic gray matter density observed in all FMS patients groups studied to date. The current scope of FMS treatment focuses largely on analgesia and does not clearly address potential neuroprotective strategies. This article proposes a combined treatment of pregabalin and memantine to decrease the pain and rate of gray matter atrophy associated with FMS. This dual-drug therapy targets the voltage-gated calcium ion channel (VGCC) and the N-methyl D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) (respectively), two primary components of the human nociceptive and pain processing systems. PMID:19362430

Recla, Jill M.; Sarantopoulos, Constantine D.

2009-01-01

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Pregabalin versus naltrexone in alcohol dependence: a randomised, double-blind, comparison trial.  

PubMed

Pregabalin (PRE) acts as a presynaptic inhibitor of the release of excessive levels of excitatory neurotransmitters by selectively binding to the alpha(2)-delta subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels. In this randomised, double-blind comparison trial with naltrexone (NAL), we aimed to investigate the efficacy of PRE on alcohol drinking indices. Craving reduction and improvement of psychiatric symptoms were the secondary endpoints. Seventy-one alcohol-dependent subjects were detoxified and subsequently randomised into two groups, receiving 50 mg of NAL or 150-450 mg of PRE. Craving (VAS; OCDS), withdrawal (CIWA-Ar) and psychiatric symptoms (SCL-90-R) rating scales were applied. Alcohol drinking indices and craving scores were not significantly different between groups. Compared with NAL, PRE resulted in greater improvement of specific symptoms in the areas of anxiety, hostility and psychoticism, and survival function (duration of abstinence from alcohol). PRE also resulted in better outcome in patients reporting a comorbid psychiatric disorder. Results from this study globally place PRE within the same range of efficacy as that of NAL. The mechanism involved in the efficacy of PRE in relapse prevention could be less related to alcohol craving and more associated with the treatment of the comorbid psychiatric symptomatology. PMID:19346279

Martinotti, G; Di Nicola, M; Tedeschi, D; Andreoli, S; Reina, D; Pomponi, M; Mazza, M; Romanelli, R; Moroni, N; De Filippis, R; Di Giannantonio, M; Pozzi, G; Bria, P; Janiri, L

2010-09-01

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Acidbase interaction in the acetic acid-acetic anhydride system  

Microsoft Academic Search

1.The electroconductivity and dielectric permeability of the acetic acid-acetic anhydride system have been measured. The electroconductivity of the system has a maximum close to 50% of the anhydride. The curve of the dielectric permeability is concave toward the composition axis.2.The dependence of the electroconductivity on the composition is explained by the formation of a complex between acetic acid and acetic

V. E. Bel'skii; M. I. Vinnik

1963-01-01

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Pregabalin activates ROMK1 channels via cAMP-dependent protein kinase and protein kinase C.  

PubMed

Pregabalin (PGB) displays analgesic and anticonvulsant activities. Regulation of the resting membrane potential (RMP) by renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK1) channels may provide a mechanism for these activities. We examined the effects of PGB on ROMK1 channel activity. To investigate the regulatory effect of PGB on the activity of ROMK1 channel, we used inside-out excised membrane patches to measure the K(+) current in Xenopus oocytes expressed either the wild-type (WT) or mutant ROMK1 channels. PGB concentration-dependently enhanced the activity of ROMK1 channels. PGB increases the WT channels, pHi gating residue mutant channels (K80M) and the mutant channels at phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2)-binding sites (R188Q, R217A, and K218A). Our study suggests that PGB in the regulating of ROMK1 channel function are neither by pHi- nor PIP2-dependent mechanism. We found PGB failed to prompt the activity of consensus phosphorylation sites for protein kinase C (PKC) mutated channels (S183A, T191A, T193A, S201A and T234A). Furthermore, PGB did not stimulate the activity of channels in the presence of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) inhibitors, the mutants of the C-terminal PKA-phosphorylation sites (S219A and S313A), and the mutants constructed (S219D and S313D) which mimic the addition of negative charged associated with phosphorylation bound to a serine. These results demonstrated that PKA- and PKC-mediated phosphorylation represents a novel mechanism for PGB-activated ROMK1 channels. The enhancement of ROMK1 currents proves to an important molecular mechanism underlying the analgesic/anticonvulsant property of PGB for the restoration of RMP. PMID:25008072

Lee, Chien-Hsing; Liou, Horng-Huei

2014-10-01

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Guidelines in the management of diabetic nerve pain: clinical utility of pregabalin  

PubMed Central

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. It presents as a variety of syndromes for which there is no universally accepted unique classification. Sensorimotor polyneuropathy is the most common type, affecting about 30% of diabetic patients in hospital care and 25% of those in the community. Pain is the reason for 40% of patient visits in a primary care setting, and about 20% of these have had pain for greater than 6 months. Chronic pain may be nociceptive, which occurs as a result of disease or damage to tissue with no abnormality in the nervous system. In contrast, neuropathic pain is defined as “pain arising as a direct consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system.” Persistent neuropathic pain interferes significantly with quality of life, impairing sleep and recreation; it also significantly impacts emotional well-being, and is associated with depression, anxiety, and noncompliance with treatment. Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a difficult-to-manage clinical problem, and patients with this condition are more apt to seek medical attention than those with other types of diabetic neuropathy. Early recognition of psychological problems is critical to the management of pain, and physicians need to go beyond the management of pain per se if they are to achieve success. This evidence-based review of the assessment of the patient with pain in diabetes addresses the state-of-the-art management of pain, recognizing all the conditions that produce pain in diabetes and the evidence in support of a variety of treatments currently available. A search of the full Medline database for the last 10 years was conducted in August 2012 using the terms painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, painful diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy, painful diabetic neuropathy and pain in diabetes. In addition, recent reviews addressing this issue were adopted as necessary. In particular, reports from the American Academy of Neurology and the Toronto Consensus Panel on Diabetic Neuropathy were included. Unfortunately, the results of evidence-based studies do not necessarily take into account the presence of comorbidities, the cost of treatment, or the role of third-party payers in decision-making. Thus, this review attempts to give a more balanced view of the management of pain in the diabetic patient with neuropathy and in particular the role of pregabalin. PMID:23467255

Vinik, Aaron I; Casellini, Carolina M

2013-01-01

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and open-label extension study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pregabalin in the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with human immunodeficiency virus neuropathy.  

PubMed

The objective of these studies was to assess the efficacy and safety of pregabalin in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated neuropathic pain. Patients with HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP) were randomized to treatment with flexible-dose pregabalin (150-600mg/day) or placebo for 17weeks in a single-blind, placebo lead-in, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled multinational trial. The primary efficacy outcome was the change in mean pain score on an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS) from baseline to study endpoint. Participants who completed this trial were invited to participate in a 6-month open-label extension study with pregabalin. Of the 377 patients enrolled in the randomized controlled trial (pregabalin, n=183; placebo, n=194), 68.4% completed treatment. In the open-label extension, 217 patients were treated and 59.4% completed treatment. Both studies were terminated by the sponsor after a preplanned interim analysis indicated trial futility. At endpoint, the change from baseline in least-squares mean NRS pain scores in the intent-to-treat population was -2.04 for pregabalin versus -2.11 for placebo (P=.709). There were no significant differences between the pregabalin and placebo groups in the secondary efficacy measures. Incidence of adverse events was lower than seen in previous pregabalin studies. Overall, this trial did not show pregabalin to be more efficacious than placebo in treating HIV-associated DSP. Studies such as these, which fail to support their primary hypotheses, may be important in informing the methodology of future trials, especially when novel approaches to limit variability in the control group are included. ClinicalTrials.gov identifiers: NCT01049217 and NCT01145417. PMID:24907403

Simpson, David M; Rice, Andrew S C; Emir, Birol; Landen, Jaren; Semel, David; Chew, Marci L; Sporn, Jonathan

2014-10-01

67

Acetic Acid Catalyzed Carbon Aerogels  

Microsoft Academic Search

We prepared carbon aerogels with a wide range of structural properties and densities using the weak acetic acid as a catalyst. Two series of acetic acid catalyzed carbon aerogels with different dilution of the catalyst and the monomers were investigated accurately. Structural investigation was performed via (U)SAXS, gas sorption and SEM. The pore and particle size can be tailored according

R. Brandt; R. Petricevic; H. Pröbstle; J. Fricke

2003-01-01

68

Acetate metabolism in Methanothrix soehngenii  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetate is quantitatively the most important intermediate in the anaerobic degradation of soluble organic matter. The conversion rate of acetate by methanogenic bacteria is proposed to be the rate limiting step in this degradation The study of acetoclastic methanogens, therefore is of relevance to our understanding of anaerobic processes and their optimal application in treatment of waste water from various

M. S. M. Jetten

1991-01-01

69

Acetic acid bacteria in oenology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetic acid bacteria have always been considered the bad mi- croorganisms of oenology; responsible for wine spoiling (vine- gary taint). The taxonomy and our knowledge of the metabo- lism of acetic acid bacteria are rapidly evolving, especially as new molecular biology techniques are applied to this fastidious group of microorganisms, which are still rather difficult to work with. The dramatic

A. Mas; M. J. Torija; A. González; M. Poblet; J. M. Guillamón

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Molecular Structure of Phenylmercuric acetate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Phenylmercuric acetate is white to white-yellow crystalline powder that is odorless. This phenyl mercury compound is used mainly as a fungicide, herbicide, slimicide and bacteriocide. Phenylmercuric acid serves as a preservative in canned paint, eye ointments and drops, injectable solutions, skin disinfectants and in cosmetics products such as hair shampoos, mouthwashes and toothpastes. It is also used in contraceptive gels and foams. Phenylmercuric acetate is prepared by interaction of benzene with mercuric acetate in glacial acetic acid. Phenylmercuric acetate's former production and use as a fungicide and as a mildew inhibitor in paints may have resulted in its direct release to the environment. This substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms and may be hazardous to the environment.

2004-11-10

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Separation and characterization of modified pregabalins in terms of cyclodextrin complexation, using capillary electrophoresis and nuclear magnetic resonance.  

PubMed

The (S)-(+)-isomer of 3-isobutyl-GABA (pregabalin), the blockbuster drug in the treatment of neuropathic pain has been separated from its R isomer by cyclodextrin modified capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) using uncoated fused-silica capillary. Derivatization of the single isomer and the racemate with tosyl- and dansyl-chloride was carried out to introduce strong UV chromophores of different size. CE-pH titrations were performed to determine the dissociation constants for both derivatives. 30 cyclodextrin (CD) derivatives as chiral agents were used at four different pH values to study the enantioseparation of the differently protonated guest molecules. The separation was optimized as a function of CD concentration, buffer type and concentration, pH and applied voltage. For the tosylated derivate the best resolution (R(s)=2.76) was found with 6-monodeoxy-6-mono-(3-hydroxy)-propylamino-beta-cyclodextrin hydrochloride (PA-beta-CD) at pH 6.8, while with the same selector at pH 7.2 enantioseparation with an R(s) value of 4.32 could be achieved for the dansylated pregabalin. At pH 2.5 for the dansylated derivative trimethylated alpha- and beta-CD systems resulted the most significant separation (R(s)=7.38 and R(s)=7.74, respectively). Experiments with dual CD systems were carried out as well. The stoichiometry of the complexes was determined using the Job plot method and resulted in a 1:1 complex in both cases. The structures of the inclusion complexes were elucidated using 2D ROESY NMR experiments. PMID:19914021

Béni, Szabolcs; Sohajda, Tamás; Neumajer, Gábor; Iványi, Róbert; Szente, Lajos; Noszál, Béla

2010-03-11

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Conductance of Dilute Sodium Acetate Solutions to 469 K and of Acetic Acid and Sodium Acetate\\/Acetic Acid Mixtures to 548 K and 20 MPa  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to obtain accurate association constants for sodium acetate, a very precise flow method was used to measure the electrical conductivity of dilute aqueous solutions of sodium acetate at ambient conditions and 469 K and 20 MPa. Measurements at ambient conditions, 469 and 548 K and 20 MPa, were also made on sodium acetate\\/acetic acid mixtures and acetic acid.

G. H. Zimmerman; R. H. Wood

2002-01-01

73

Efficacy of pregabalin and gabapentin for neuropathic pain in spinal-cord injury: an evidence-based evaluation of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Spinal-cord injury (SCI) is a leading cause of neuropathic pain (NP). Current pharmaceutical treatments for NP in SCI patients\\u000a are not effective. Two promising options are gabapentin (GP) and pregabalin (PB). Their predominant mechanism of action is\\u000a believed to be the inhibition of calcium currents, leading in turn to reduced neurotransmitter release and attenuation of\\u000a postsynaptic excitability. This could explain

Thrasivoulos G. Tzellos; Georgios Papazisis; Ekaterini Amaniti; Dimitrios Kouvelas

2008-01-01

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Effects of WIN 55,212-2 mesylate on the anticonvulsant action of lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, pregabalin and topiramate against maximal electroshock-induced seizures in mice.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of WIN 55,212-2 mesylate (WIN - a non-selective cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptor agonist) on the protective action of four second-generation antiepileptic drugs (lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, pregabalin and topiramate) in the mouse maximal electroshock seizure model. Tonic hind limb extension (seizure activity) was evoked in adult male albino Swiss mice by a current (sine-wave, 25 mA, 500 V, 50 Hz, 0.2s stimulus duration) delivered via auricular electrodes. Drug-related adverse effects were ascertained by use of the chimney test (evaluating motor performance), the step-through passive avoidance task (assessing long-term memory) and the grip-strength test (evaluating skeletal muscular strength). Total brain concentrations of antiepileptic drugs were measured by high-pressure liquid chromatography to ascertain any pharmacokinetic contribution to the observed antiseizure effect. Results indicate that WIN (5mg/kg, i.p.) significantly enhanced the anticonvulsant action of lamotrigine (P<0.05), pregabalin (P<0.001) and topiramate (P<0.05), but not that of oxcarbazepine in the maximal electroshock-induced tonic seizure test in mice. Furthermore, none of the investigated combinations of WIN with antiepileptic drugs were associated with any concurrent adverse effects with regards to motor performance, long-term memory or muscular strength. Pharmacokinetic characterization revealed that WIN had no impact on total brain concentrations of lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, pregabalin and topiramate in mice. These preclinical data would suggest that WIN in combination with lamotrigine, pregabalin and topiramate is associated with beneficial anticonvulsant pharmacodynamic interactions in the maximal electroshock-induced tonic seizure test. PMID:24161913

Luszczki, Jarogniew J; Wlaz, Aleksandra; Karwan, Slawomir; Florek-Luszczki, Magdalena; Czuczwar, Stanislaw J

2013-11-15

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[Oxycodone and pregabalin using transdermal fentanyl patch provided relief of symptoms for postherpetic neuropathic pain in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer].  

PubMed

This paper presents a man in his 70's with non-small cell lung cancer (cT3N2M0, Stage III A) after chemoradiation therapy during follow-up visits. He was referred to the department of palliative care 1 month after the occurrence of herpes zoster, because of pain. Opioids (transdermal fentanyl patch and rapid-release oxycodone) were administered for his cancer pain previously. Additionally, gabapentin was given for neuropathic pain uncontrolled by opioids. However, this was replaced by pregabalin because he experienced somnolence. Although numbing improved remarkably with pregabalin, the pain was only slightly improved. The dose of rapid-release oxycodone was increased and controlled-release oxycodone was added. This provided for marked pain relief. We conclude that administration of pregabalin as an analgesic adjuvant, and oxycodone, which is an opioid, should be considered in the treatment of cancer patients without improvement of neuropathic pain from herpes zoster through use of the transdermal fentanyl patch. PMID:21996965

Shibahara, Hiroaki; Ando, Akira; Suzuki, Shingo; Uematsu, Natsuko; Nishimura, Daisaku

2011-10-01

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Electrically generated lead(IV) acetate and manganese(III) acetate as reagents for coulometric redox titrations in acetic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The conditions were investigated for electrochemical generation of lead(IV) acetate in acetic acid by oxidation of lead(II) acetate on a lead dioxide electrode and on a platinum electrode. Bivalent manganese ions are quantitatively oxidized on a platinum electrode to the tervalent state in the same solvent. Coulometric titration methods for the determination of small amounts of hydroquinone in acetic

Tibor J. Pastor; Vilim J. Vajgand; Zorica Kicovic

1976-01-01

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The Effects of Pregabalin and the Glial Attenuator Minocycline on the Response to Intradermal Capsaicin in Patients with Unilateral Sciatica  

PubMed Central

Background Patients with unilateral sciatica have heightened responses to intradermal capsaicin compared to pain-free volunteers. No studies have investigated whether this pain model can screen for novel anti-neuropathic agents in patients with pre-existing neuropathic pain syndromes. Aim This study compared the effects of pregabalin (300 mg) and the tetracycline antibiotic and glial attenuator minocycline (400 mg) on capsaicin-induced spontaneous pain, flare, allodynia and hyperalgesia in patients with unilateral sciatica on both their affected and unaffected leg. Methods/Results Eighteen patients with unilateral sciatica completed this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, three-way cross-over study. Participants received a 10 µg dose of capsaicin into the middle section of their calf on both their affected and unaffected leg, separated by an interval of 75 min. Capsaicin-induced spontaneous pain, flare, allodynia and hyperalgesia were recorded pre-injection and at 5, 20, 40, 60 and 90 min post-injection. Minocycline tended to reduce pre-capsaicin injection values of hyperalgesia in the affected leg by 28% (95% CI 0% to 56%). The area under the effect time curves for capsaicin-induced spontaneous pain, flare, allodynia and hyperalgesia were not affected by either treatment compared to placebo. Significant limb differences were observed for flare (AUC) (?38% in affected leg, 95% CI for difference ?19% to ?52%). Both hand dominance and sex were significant covariates of response to capsaicin. Conclusions It cannot be concluded that minocycline is unsuitable for further evaluation as an anti-neuropathic pain drug as pregabalin, our positive control, failed to reduce capsaicin-induced neuropathic pain. However, the anti-hyperalgesic effect of minocycline observed pre-capsaicin injection is promising pilot information to support ongoing research into glial-mediated treatments for neuropathic pain. The differences in flare response between limbs may represent a useful biomarker to further investigate neuropathic pain. Inclusion of a positive control is imperative for the assessment of novel therapies for neuropathic pain. PMID:22685578

Sumracki, Nicole M.; Hutchinson, Mark R.; Gentgall, Melanie; Briggs, Nancy; Williams, Desmond B.; Rolan, Paul

2012-01-01

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Correlation between acetic acid resistance and characteristics of PQQ-dependent ADH in acetic acid bacteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we compared the growth properties and molecular characteristics of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) among highly acetic acid-resistant strains of acetic acid bacteria. Ga. europaeus exhibited the highest resistance to acetic acid (10%), whereas Ga. intermedius and Acetobacter pasteurianus resisted up to 6% of acetic acid. In media with different concentrations of acetic acid, the maximal

Janja Trcek; Hirohide Toyama; Jerzy Czuba; Anna Misiewicz; Kazunobu Matsushita

2006-01-01

79

Regeneration of Cellulose Acetate Membranes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Several simple methods for in situ one-step regeneration of both flux and salt-retention properties of service-deteriorated membranes have been developed. Membranes have been successfully regenerated using hot, 4% acetic acid, and a one-step cleaning meth...

P. A. Cantor, W. S. Higley, C. W. Saltonstall

1970-01-01

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21 CFR 184.1721 - Sodium acetate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...anhydrous or trihydrated form. It is produced synthetically by the neutralization of acetic acid with sodium carbonate or by treating calcium acetate with sodium sulfate and sodium bicarbonate. (b) The ingredient meets the...

2013-04-01

81

21 CFR 184.1721 - Sodium acetate.  

...anhydrous or trihydrated form. It is produced synthetically by the neutralization of acetic acid with sodium carbonate or by treating calcium acetate with sodium sulfate and sodium bicarbonate. (b) The ingredient meets the...

2014-04-01

82

21 CFR 184.1721 - Sodium acetate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...anhydrous or trihydrated form. It is produced synthetically by the neutralization of acetic acid with sodium carbonate or by treating calcium acetate with sodium sulfate and sodium bicarbonate. (b) The ingredient meets the...

2012-04-01

83

21 CFR 184.1721 - Sodium acetate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...anhydrous or trihydrated form. It is produced synthetically by the neutralization of acetic acid with sodium carbonate or by treating calcium acetate with sodium sulfate and sodium bicarbonate. (b) The ingredient meets the...

2011-04-01

84

21 CFR 184.1721 - Sodium acetate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...anhydrous or trihydrated form. It is produced synthetically by the neutralization of acetic acid with sodium carbonate or by treating calcium acetate with sodium sulfate and sodium bicarbonate. (b) The ingredient meets the...

2010-04-01

85

Concentrating aqueous acetate solutions with tertiary amines  

E-print Network

Water may be extracted from aqueous calcium acetate or sodium acetate solutions using low miscibility, low molecular weight tertiary amines, e.g. triethylamine (TEA) and N,N- dietliylmethylaniine (DEMA). This novel extraction technology...

Lee, Champion

2012-06-07

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Analysis of the long-term actions of gabapentin and pregabalin in dorsal root ganglia and substantia gelatinosa.  

PubMed

The ?2?-ligands pregabalin (PGB) and gabapentin (GBP) are used to treat neuropathic pain. We used whole cell recording to study their long-term effects on substantia gelatinosa and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. Spinal cord slices were prepared from embryonic day 13 rat embryos and maintained in organotypic culture for >5 wk (neuronal age equivalent to young adult rats). Exposure of similarly aged DRG neurons (dissociated and cultured from postnatal day 19 rats) to GBP or PGB for 5-6 days attenuated high-voltage-activated calcium channel currents (HVA ICa). Strong effects were seen in medium-sized and in small isolectin B4-negative (IB4-) DRG neurons, whereas large neurons and small neurons that bound isolectin B4 (IB4+) were hardly affected. GBP (100 ?M) or PGB (10 ?M) were less effective than 20 ?M Mn(2+) in suppression of HVA ICa in small DRG neurons. By contrast, 5-6 days of exposure to these ?2?-ligands was more effective than 20 ?M Mn(2+) in reducing spontaneous excitatory postsynaptic currents at synapses in substantia gelatinosa. Spinal actions of gabapentinoids cannot therefore be ascribed to decreased expression of HVA Ca(2+) channels in primary afferent nerve terminals. In substantia gelatinosa, 5-6 days of exposure to PGB was more effective in inhibiting excitatory synaptic drive to putative excitatory neurons than to putative inhibitory neurons. Although spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents were also attenuated, the overall long-term effect of ?2?-ligands was to decrease network excitability as monitored by confocal Ca(2+) imaging. We suggest that selective actions of ?2?-ligands on populations of DRG neurons may predict their selective attenuation of excitatory transmission onto excitatory vs. inhibitory neurons in substantia gelatinosa. PMID:25122705

Biggs, James E; Boakye, Paul A; Ganesan, Naren; Stemkowski, Patrick L; Lantero, Aquilino; Ballanyi, Klaus; Smith, Peter A

2014-11-15

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[Medical treatment including pregabalin and radiation therapy provided remarkable relief for neuropathic pain by brachial plexus invasion in a patient with esophageal cancer].  

PubMed

This paper presents the case of a man in his 60's with advanced esophageal cancer after the first course of 5-FU/CDDP therapy during follow-up visit, who had pain and numbness from right scapula to upper arm. MRI revealed bone metastasis in the first thoracic vertebra and lymph node metastasis to be diagnosed as neuropathic pain by brachial plexus invasion. Radiation therapy and medical treatment with lornoxicam and controlled-release oxycodone started. However, breakthrough pain in the night was remarkably severe and numerical rating scale was 9-10/10. Pregabalin as analgesic adjuvant was administrated from dose of 75mg/day to 300mg/day and the breakthrough pain in the night disappeared completely. The patient underwent the second course of 5-FU/CDDP therapy without the pain. In the present case, the combined therapy of medical treatment and radiation therapy provided complete relief of the neuropathic pain. We conclude that it is an option to select pregabalin as effective agent for neuropathic pain in medical treatment. PMID:22333643

Shibahara, Hiroaki; Okubo, Kenji; Takeshita, Nagayuki; Nishimura, Daisaku

2012-02-01

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Face-to-face comparison of the predictive validity of two models of neuropathic pain in the rat: analgesic activity of pregabalin, tramadol and duloxetine.  

PubMed

We compared the preclinical analgesic activity of three marketed drugs with different pharmacological properties, pregabalin, tramadol and duloxetine, described as effective against neuropathic pain in the clinic. These drugs were tested against evoked pain in two different neuropathic models in the rat, the Bennett (CCI) and the Chung (SNL) models. The selected endpoints were tactile allodynia, tactile hyperalgesia, heat hyperalgesia and cold allodynia. Although all three drugs displayed analgesic activity, the effects observed varied according to the behavioral evaluation. Pregabalin showed clear analgesic effects against cold allodynia and tactile hyperalgesia in both the CCI and Chung models. Tramadol was active against all four endpoints in the Chung model with similar effects in the CCI model, apart from tactile allodynia. Duloxetine inhibited tactile allodynia and heat hyperalgesia in both neuropathic pain models. It also displayed efficacy against tactile hyperalgesia in the CCI model and against cold allodynia in the Chung model. These data confirm that the CCI and the Chung models of neuropathic pain do not detect the activity of analgesics with the same sensitivity. Furthermore, the mode of stimulation (tactile or thermal) and the type of endpoint (allodynia or hyperalgesia) can further influence the observed efficacy of gold standards as well as novel compounds developed for treating neuropathic pain symptoms. PMID:24726848

Le Cudennec, Camille; Castagné, Vincent

2014-07-15

89

Anodically generated cobalt(III) acetate as reagent for coulometric titrations in acetic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Conditions for the anodic generation of cobalt(III) acetate with high current efficiency in non-aqueous solutions of potassium acetate in acetic acid have been investigated. The presence of water or acetic anhydride in the anolyte diminishes the amount of the generated oxidant. The stability of the generated cobalt(III) acetate solution is decreased in the presence of water and at elevated

T. J. Pastor; I. ?iri?

1985-01-01

90

Molecular Structure of Ethyl acetate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ethyl acetate is a colorless, volatile liquid with a mild and fragrant odor. It is used as solvent in chemistry laboratories but can also be found in many household products such as paints, coatings, and adhesives. The compound is also used in some extraction processes such as decaffeination or purification of antibiotics. It is present in both nail polish and removers. Some synthetic fruit essences may contain this and other esters. Etymologists like to use this solvent for insect collecting as the vapor kill the insect quickly and keep it soft for mounting.

2006-03-08

91

Gateways to clinical trials.  

PubMed

1-Octanol, 9vPnC-MnCc; Abiraterone acetate, Adalimumab, Adefovir dipivoxil, Alemtuzumab, Aliskiren fumarate, Aminolevulinic acid hexyl ester, Amlodipine besylate/atorvastatin calcium, Amrubicin hydrochloride, Anakinra, Aripiprazole, ARRY-520, AS-1404, Asimadoline, Atazanavir sulfate, AVE-0277, Azelnidipine; Bevacizumab, Bimatoprost, Boceprevir, Bortezomib, Bosentan, Botulinum toxin type B; Certolizumab pegol, Cetuximab, Clevudine, Contusugene ladenovec, CP-751871, Crofelemer, Cypher, CYT006-AngQb; Darbepoetin alfa, Desmopressin, Dexlansoprazole, DG-041; E-5555, Ecogramostim, Entecavir, Erlotinib hydrochloride, Escitalopram oxalate, Eszopiclone, Everolimus, Ezetimibe, Ezetimibe/simvastatin; Falecalcitriol, Fampridine, Fesoterodine fumarate, Fingolimod hydrochloride; Gefitinib, Ghrelin (human), GS-7904L, GV-1001; HT-1001; Insulin detemir, ISIS-112989, Istradefylline; Laquinimod sodium, Latanoprost/timolol maleate, Lenalidomide, Levobetaxolol hydrochloride, Liposomal doxorubicin, Liposomal morphine sulfate, Lubiprostone, Lumiracoxib, LY-518674; MEM-1003, Mesna disulfide, Mipomersen sodium, MM-093, Mycophenolic acid sodium salt; Naptumomab estafenatox, Natalizumab; Olmesartan medoxomil, Olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide; Paclitaxel nanoparticles, Paclitaxel poliglumex, Pasireotide, Pazufloxacin mesilate, Pegfilgrastim, Peginterferon alfa-2a, Peginterferon alfa-2b, Peginterferon alfa-2b/ribavirin, Pegvisomant, Pemetrexed disodium, Pimagedine, Pimecrolimus, Pramlintide acetate, Prasterone, Pregabalin, Prulifloxacin; QAE-397; Rec-15/2615, RFB4(dsFv)-PE38, rhGAD65, Roflumilast, Romiplostim, Rosuvastatin calcium, Rotigotine, Rupatadine fumarate; Safinamide mesilate, SIR-Spheres, Sitagliptin phosphate, Sodium phenylacetate, Sodium phenylacetate/Sodium benzoate, Sorafenib, SSR-244738; Taribavirin hydrochloride, Taxus, Teduglutide, Tegaserod maleate, Telaprevir, Telbivudine, Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, Tigecycline, Tiotropium bromide, Trabectedin, Travoprost, Treprostinil sodium; Ustekinumab; Valsartan/amlodipine besylate, Varenicline tartrate, Vildagliptin; Zofenopril calcium. PMID:18193114

Bayés, M; Rabasseda, X; Prous, J R

2007-11-01

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Gateways to clinical trials.  

PubMed

Gateways to Clinical Trials are a guide to the most recent clinical trials in current literature and congresses. The data in the following tables have been retrieved from the Clinical Trials Knowledge Area of Prous Science Integrity, the drug discovery and development portal, http://integrity. prous.com. This issue focuses on the following selection of drugs: 131I-chTNT; Abatacept, adalimumab, alemtuzumab, APC-8015, aprepitant, atazanavir sulfate, atomoxetine hydrochloride, azimilide hydrochloride; Bevacizumab, bortezomib, bosentan, buserelin; Caspofungin acetate, CC-4047, ChAGCD3, ciclesonide, clopidogrel, curcumin, Cypher; Dabigatran etexilate, dapoxetine hydrochloride, darbepoetin alfa, darusentan, denosumab, DMXB-Anabaseine, drospirenone, drospirenone/estradiol, duloxetine hydrochloride, dutasteride; Edodekin alfa, efaproxiral sodium, elaidic acid-cytarabine, erlotinib hydrochloride, ertapenem sodium, escitalopram oxalate, eszopiclone, etonogestrel/testosterone decanoate, exenatide; Fulvestrant; Gefitinib, glycine, GVS-111; Homoharringtonine; ICC-1132, imatinib mesylate, iodine (I131) tositumomab, i.v. gamma-globulin; Levetiracetam, levocetirizine, lintuzumab, liposomal nystatin, lumiracoxib, lurtotecan; Manitimus, mapatumumab, melatonin, micafungin sodium, mycophenolic acid sodium salt; Oblimersen sodium, OGX-011, olmesartan medoxomil, omalizumab, omapatrilat, oral insulin; Parathyroid hormone (human recombinant), pasireotide, peginterferon alfa-2a, peginterferon alfa-2b, peginterferon alfa-2b/ribavirin, phVEGF-A165, pimecrolimus, pitavastatin calcium, plerixafor hydrochloride, posaconazole, pramlintide acetate, prasterone, pregabalin, PT-141; Quercetin; Ranolazine, rosuvastatin calcium, rubitecan, rupatadine fumarate; Sardomozide, sunitinib malate; Tadalafil, talactoferrin alfa, tegaserod maleate, telithromycin, testosterone transdermal patch, TH-9507, tigecycline, tiotropium bromide, tipifarnib, tocilizumab, treprostinil sodium; Valdecoxib, vandetanib, vardenafil hydrochloride hydrate, voriconazole. PMID:16395422

Bayés, M; Rabasseda, X; Prous, J R

2005-12-01

93

Metabolism of steroid acetates by Streptomyces albus.  

PubMed

Fermentation of 16-dehydropregnenolone acetate (1a) with Streptomyces albus yielded 16-dehydropregnenolone (1b) and 16-dehydroprogesterone (IIa). Similar incubation of pregnenolone acetate (Ic) with the strain afforded pregnenolone (Id), progesterone (IIb) and 20 alpha-hydroxy progesterone (IIc) while dehydroepiandrosterone acetate (IIIa) under the conditions was converted to dehydroepiandrosterone (IIIb), androstenedione (IVa) and testosterone (IVc). The strain was also capable of converting testosterone acetate (IVb) having the 17-acetoxy function in the 5-membered D-ring to testosterone (IVc) and androstenedione (IVa). All the products were identified by the application of various chemical and spectrometric techniques. PMID:6708550

Mukherjee, A; Mahato, S B

1984-03-01

94

Positron scattering from vinyl acetate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using a Beer-Lambert attenuation approach, we report measured total cross sections (TCSs) for positron scattering from vinyl acetate (C4H6O2) in the incident positron energy range 0.15-50 eV. In addition, we also report an independent atom model with screening corrected additivity rule computation results for the TCSs, differential and integral elastic cross sections, the positronium formation cross section and inelastic integral cross sections. The energy range of these calculations is 1-1000 eV. While there is a reasonable qualitative correspondence between measurement and calculation for the TCSs, in terms of the energy dependence of those cross sections, the theory was found to be a factor of ˜2 larger in magnitude at the lower energies, even after the measured data were corrected for the forward angle scattering effect.

Chiari, L.; Zecca, A.; Blanco, F.; García, G.; Brunger, M. J.

2014-09-01

95

Oxygen17 and proton nuclear magnetic resonance studies on acetic acid exchange processes of the chloride, nitrate, and acetate of nickel(II) in acetic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

The exchange rates of acetic acid coordinating to nickel(II) chloride, nickel(II) nitrate, and nickel(II) acetate in neat acetic acid and acetic acid\\/dichloromethane-d2 mixtures were measured by the oxygen-17 and proton NMR line-broadening methods. The activation parameters for the acetic acid exchange on these nickel(II) salts were independent of the concentration of acetic acid (HOAc) in the mixed solvents. The first-order

A. Hioki; S. Funahashi; M. Tanaka

1985-01-01

96

Biodegradable Plastics Based on Cellulose Acetate  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is generally known that secondary cellulose acetate (with 53 to 56% acetyl groups) is suitable for thermoplastic processing. With appropriate plasticizers a plastic material is obtained which excels in transparency and pleasant texture, and it is therefore often used for tool handles, combs, spectacle frames, and the like. In principle, cellulose acetate with such a degree of substitution is

Alexander Ach

1993-01-01

97

21 CFR 582.1005 - Acetic acid.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

21 Food and Drugs 6 2012-04-01...2012-04-01 false Acetic acid. 582.1005 Section 582.1005 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION...CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED... § 582.1005 Acetic acid. (a) Product....

2012-04-01

98

21 CFR 582.1005 - Acetic acid.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

21 Food and Drugs 6 2013-04-01...2013-04-01 false Acetic acid. 582.1005 Section 582.1005 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION...CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED... § 582.1005 Acetic acid. (a) Product....

2013-04-01

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21 CFR 582.1005 - Acetic acid.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01...2011-04-01 false Acetic acid. 582.1005 Section 582.1005 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION...CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED... § 582.1005 Acetic acid. (a) Product....

2011-04-01

100

21 CFR 582.1005 - Acetic acid.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01...2010-04-01 false Acetic acid. 582.1005 Section 582.1005 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION...CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED... § 582.1005 Acetic acid. (a) Product....

2010-04-01

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21 CFR 582.1005 - Acetic acid.  

21 Food and Drugs 6 2014-04-01...2014-04-01 false Acetic acid. 582.1005 Section 582.1005 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION...CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED... § 582.1005 Acetic acid. (a) Product....

2014-04-01

102

Manufacturing Ethyl Acetate From Fermentation Ethanol  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Conceptual process uses dilute product of fermentation instead of concentrated ethanol. Low-concentration ethanol, extracted by vacuum from fermentation tank, and acetic acid constitutes feedstock for catalytic reaction. Product of reaction goes through steps that increases ethyl acetate content to 93 percent by weight. To conserve energy, heat exchangers recycle waste heat to preheat process streams at various points.

Rohatgi, Naresh K.; Ingham, John D.

1991-01-01

103

21 CFR 584.200 - Ethyl alcohol containing ethyl acetate.  

...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Ethyl alcohol containing ethyl acetate. 584.200...Affirmed as GRAS § 584.200 Ethyl alcohol containing ethyl acetate. The feed additive ethyl alcohol containing ethyl acetate meets the...

2014-04-01

104

Correlation between acetic acid resistance and characteristics of PQQ-dependent ADH in acetic acid bacteria.  

PubMed

In this study, we compared the growth properties and molecular characteristics of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) among highly acetic acid-resistant strains of acetic acid bacteria. Gluconacetobacter europaeus exhibited the highest resistance to acetic acid (10%), whereas Gluconacetobacter intermedius and Acetobacter pasteurianus resisted up to 6% of acetic acid. In media with different concentrations of acetic acid, the maximal acetic acid production rate of Ga. europaeus slowly increased, but specific growth rates decreased concomitant with increased concentration of acetic acid in medium. The lag phase of A. pasteurianus was twice and four times longer in comparison to the lag phases of Ga. europaeus and Ga. intermedius, respectively. PQQ-dependent ADH activity was twice as high in Ga. europaeus and Ga. intermedius as in A. pasteurinus. The purified enzymes showed almost the same specific activity to each other, but in the presence of acetic acid, the enzyme activity decreased faster in A. pasteurianus and Ga. intermedius than in Ga. europaeus. These results suggest that high ADH activity in the Ga. europaeus cells and high acetic acid stability of the purified enzyme represent two of the unique features that enable this species to grow and stay metabolically active at extremely high concentrations of acetic acid. PMID:16133326

Trcek, Janja; Toyama, Hirohide; Czuba, Jerzy; Misiewicz, Anna; Matsushita, Kazunobu

2006-04-01

105

Acetic acid fermentation of acetobacter pasteurianus: relationship between acetic acid resistance and pellicle polysaccharide formation.  

PubMed

Acetobacter pasteurianus strains IFO3283, SKU1108, and MSU10 were grown under acetic acid fermentation conditions, and their growth behavior was examined together with their capacity for acetic acid resistance and pellicle formation. In the fermentation process, the cells became aggregated and covered by amorphous materials in the late-log and stationary phases, but dispersed again in the second growth phase (due to overoxidation). The morphological change in the cells was accompanied by changes in sugar contents, which might be related to pellicle polysaccharide formation. To determine the relationship between pellicle formation and acetic acid resistance, a pellicle-forming R strain and a non-forming S strain were isolated, and their fermentation ability and acetic acid diffusion activity were compared. The results suggest that pellicle formation is directly related to acetic acid resistance ability, and thus is important to acetic acid fermentation in these A. pasteurianus strains. PMID:20699583

Kanchanarach, Watchara; Theeragool, Gunjana; Inoue, Taketo; Yakushi, Toshiharu; Adachi, Osao; Matsushita, Kazunobu

2010-01-01

106

Fluorescence quenching of etilefrine by acetate anion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Acid dissociation in the excited state of antihypotensor drug etilefrine [2-(ethylamino1-3-hydroxyphenyl)ethanol] is studied. Fluorescence of etilefrine decreases at pH<7 and is related to phenolic group dissociation. However, intensity of etilefrine fluorescence diminishes as the concentration of the acetate anion increases at pH>7. Analyses of the absorption and fluorescence spectra of aqueous solutions of etilefrine in the presence of acetate anions have been made. Considering the existence of an equilibrium in the excited state the values of 3.47×10 -9 and 0.216×10 -9 M -1 s -1 have been obtained for the rate constants for direct and inverse reactions, respectively. Moreover, the lifetime ( ?0'=0.58×10 -9 s) and quantum yield (0.01) of non-protonated etilefrine have been determined. Our results seem to support the existence of a dynamic quenching process based on a proton transfer mechanism induced by acetate anions. This process could represent a serious inconvenience in analytical fluorimetric techniques taking into account that the acetic acid/acetate pair is commonly used as a buffer. Additional fluorescence quenching by H + ions could be involved in acid aqueous mediums. At high concentrations of acetic acid, a value of 2.98×10 -9 M -1 s -1 for the bimolecular constant for the quenching by H + has been calculated.

Quintero Osso, B.; Carazo Rodríguez, F. M.; Morales Domingo, J. J.; Cabeza González, M. C.; Thomas Gómez, J.

1999-02-01

107

Acetate limitation and nitrite accumulation during denitrification  

SciTech Connect

Nitrite accumulated in denitrifying activated sludge mixed liquor when the carbon and electron source, acetate, was limited. If acetate was added to obtain a carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio in the range of 2:1 to 3:1, nitrate was completely consumed at the same rate with no nitrite accumulation, indicating that nitrate concentration controlled the respiration rate as long as sufficient substrate was present. However, when acetate was reduced to a C:N ratio of 1:1, while nitrate continued to be consumed, > 50% of the initial nitrate-nitrogen accumulated as nitrite and 29% persisted as nitrite throughout an endogenous denitrification period of 8--9 h. While nitrite accumulated during acetate-limited denitrification, the specific nitrate reduction rate increased significantly compared with the rate when excess acetate was provided as follows: 0.034 mg-NO{sub 3}-N/mg-mixed liquid volatile suspended solids/h versus 0.023 mg-NO{sub 3}-N/mg-mixed liquid volatile suspended solids/h, respective. This may be explained by nitrate respiration out-competing nitrite respiration for limited acetate electrons. Complete restoration of balanced denitrification and elimination of nitrite accumulation during denitrification required several weeks after the C:N ratio was increased back to 2:1.

Oh, J. [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). School of Environmental Engineering] [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). School of Environmental Engineering; Silverstein, J. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)] [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

1999-03-01

108

Acetate transport and utilization in the rat brain.  

PubMed

Acetate, a glial-specific substrate, is an attractive alternative to glucose for the study of neuronal-glial interactions. The present study investigates the kinetics of acetate uptake and utilization in the rat brain in vivo during infusion of [2-13C]acetate using NMR spectroscopy. When plasma acetate concentration was increased, the rate of brain acetate utilization (CMR(ace)) increased progressively and reached close to saturation for plasma acetate concentration > 2-3 mM, whereas brain acetate concentration continued to increase. The Michaelis-Menten constant for brain acetate utilization (K(M)(util) = 0.01 +/- 0.14 mM) was much smaller than for acetate transport through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) (K(M)(t) = 4.18 +/- 0.83 mM). The maximum transport capacity of acetate through the BBB (V(max)(t) = 0.96 +/- 0.18 micromol/g/min) was nearly twofold higher than the maximum rate of brain acetate utilization (V(max)(util) = 0.50 +/- 0.08 micromol/g/min). We conclude that, under our experimental conditions, brain acetate utilization is saturated when plasma acetate concentrations increase above 2-3 mM. At such high plasma acetate concentration, the rate-limiting step for glial acetate metabolism is not the BBB, but occurs after entry of acetate into the brain. PMID:19393008

Deelchand, Dinesh K; Shestov, Alexander A; Koski, Dee M; U?urbil, Kâmil; Henry, Pierre-Gilles

2009-05-01

109

Acetate and hypercalciuria during total parenteral nutrition13  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hypercalciuria and negative calcium balance are complications oftotal par- enteral nutrition (TPN). Because metabolism ofthe TPN formula generates an acid load that can induce hypercalciuria, we evaluated the effect ofsupplementing the formula with acetate. In a randomized crossover study six patients on continuous and six on cyclic TPN received no added acetate or 160 mmol acetate\\/d replacing 160 mmol chloride\\/d

Charles H Berkelhammer; Richard J Wood; Michael D Sitrin

110

Acetate reduces microglia inflammatory signaling in vitro  

PubMed Central

Acetate supplementation increases brain acetyl-CoA and histone acetylation and reduces lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroglial activation and interleukin (IL)-1? expression in vivo. To determine how acetate imparts these properties, we tested the hypothesis that acetate metabolism reduces inflammatory signaling in microglia. To test this, we measured the effect acetate treatment had on cytokine expression, mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling, histone H3 at lysine 9 acetylation, and alterations of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-?B) in primary and BV-2 cultured microglia. We found that treatment induced H3K9 hyperacetylation and reversed LPS-induced H3K9 hypoacetylation similar to that found in vivo. LPS also increased IL-1?, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) mRNA and protein, while treatment returned the protein to control levels and only partially attenuated IL-6 mRNA. In contrast, treatment increased mRNA levels of transforming-growth factor-?1 (TGF-?1) and both IL-4 mRNA and protein. LPS increased p38 MAPK and JNK phosphorylation at 4 and 2–4 hr respectively, while treatment reduced p38 MAPK and JNK phosphorylation only at 2 hr. In addition, treatment reversed the LPS-induced elevation of NF-?B p65 protein and phosphorylation at serine 468 and induced acetylation at lysine 310. These data suggest that acetate metabolism reduces inflammatory signaling and alters histone and non-histone protein acetylation. PMID:22924711

Soliman, Mahmoud L.; Puig, Kendra L.; Combs, Colin K.; Rosenberger, Thad A.

2012-01-01

111

The behaviour of tungsten electrodes in a mixture of acetic acid and acetic anhydride  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Tungsten electrodes have advantageously been used for potentiometric end-point detection in perchloric acid titration of bases in a mixture of acetic acid and acetic anhydride. They have also given good results in biamperometric detection of the equivalence point in continuous coulometric titration of small quantities of bases and acids in the same solvent. Tungsten electrodes in the presence of

Tibor J. Pastor; Vilim J. Vajgand

1976-01-01

112

Acetic acid mediated interactions between alumina surfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Low-molecular-weight organic acids have been known to modify colloidal stability of alumina-based suspensions. We investigated interaction forces between alumina surfaces mediated by acetic acid which is one of the simplest organic acids. Forces between alumina surfaces were measured using the colloid-probe method of atomic force microscope (AFM). Repulsive forces attributed to steric repulsion due to adsorbed molecules and electrostatic repulsion dominated the interaction. Results of rheological characterization of the alumina slurry containing acetic acid supported the finding.

Sato, Kimiyasu; Y?lmaz, Hüseyin; Ijuin, Atsuko; Hotta, Yuji; Watari, Koji

2012-02-01

113

Immunotoxicity of Trenbolone Acetate in Japanese Quail  

Microsoft Academic Search

Trenbolone acetate is a synthetic androgen that is currently used as a growth promoter in many meat-exporting countries. Despite industry laboratories classifying trenbolone as nonteratogenic, data showed that embryonic exposure to this androgenic chemical altered development of the immune system in Japanese quail. Trenbolone is lipophilic, persistent, and released into the environment in manure used as soil fertilizer. This is

Michael James Quinn; Moira McKernan; Emma T. Lavoie; Mary Ann Ottinger

2006-01-01

114

21 CFR 73.2396 - Lead acetate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

21 Food and Drugs 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01...acetate. 73.2396 Section 73.2396 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...than 4.7 and not more than 5.8. Arsenic (as As), not more than 3 parts...

2013-04-01

115

Drying Cellulose Acetate Reverse Osmosis Membranes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The membranes currently used in reverse osmosis for desalination are made of cellulose acetate. Modified membranes, because they contain a large number of pores, contain large quantities of water, 60 to 70 wt. %. If this water is allowed to evaporate unde...

K. D. Vos, F. O. Burris

1967-01-01

116

Heat Bonding of Irradiated Ethylene Vinyl Acetate  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Reliable method now available for joining parts of this difficult-tobond material. Heating fixture encircles ethylene vinyl acetate multiplesocket part, providing heat to it and to tubes inserted in it. Fixtures specially designed to match parts to be bonded. Tube-and-socket bonds made with this technique subjected to tensile tests. Bond strengths of 50 percent that of base material obtained consistently.

Slack, D. H.

1986-01-01

117

Process for the preparation of vinyl acetate  

DOEpatents

This invention pertains to the preparation of vinyl acetate by contacting within a contact zone a mixture of ketene and acetaldehyde with an acid catalyst at about one bar pressure and between about 85 and 200 C and removing the reaction products from the contact zone.

Tustin, G.C.; Zoeller, J.R.; Depew, L.S.

1998-02-17

118

Strengths of the Chloro-acetic Acids  

Microsoft Academic Search

IT is well known that the introduction of chlorine atoms into acetic acid causes a rapid rise of dissociation constant (see ). If changes in the value of K are taken as a measure of the effect of the chlorine atoms, it would appear that the second chlorine atom has a greater effect than the first, and the third a

John Shorter; F. J. Stubbs

1949-01-01

119

Process for the preparation of vinyl acetate  

DOEpatents

This invention pertains to the preparation of vinyl acetate by contacting within a contact zone a mixture of ketene and acetaldehyde with an acid catalyst at about one bar pressure and between about 85.degree. and 200.degree. C. and removing the reaction products from the contact zone.

Tustin, Gerald Charles (Kingsport, TN); Zoeller, Joseph Robert (Kingsport, TN); Depew, Leslie Sharon (Kingsport, TN)

1998-01-01

120

Corrosion of stainless steel during acetate production  

SciTech Connect

Corrosion of types 304, 304L, 316, and 316L stainless steel (SS) during the esterification of acetic acid and alcohol or glycol ether was investigated. The catalyst for this reaction, sulfuric acid or para-toluene sulfonic acid (PTSA), was shown to cause more corrosion on reactor equipment than CH{sub 3}COOH under the process conditions commonly practiced in industry. The corrosive action of the catalyst occurred only in the presence of water. Thus, for the batch processes, corrosion occurred mostly during the initial stage of esterification, where water produced by the reaction created an aqueous environment. After water was distilled off, the corrosion rate declined to a negligible value. The corrosion inhibitor copper sulfate, often used in industrial acetate processes, was found to work well for a low-temperature process (< 95 C) such as in production of butyl acetate, but it accelerated corrosion in the glycol ether acetate processes where temperatures were > 108 C. Process conditions that imparted low corrosion rates were determined.

Qi, J.S.; Lester, G.C. [Occidental Chemical Corp. Technology Center, Grand Island, NY (United States)

1996-07-01

121

Fermentative biohydrogen production from lactate and acetate.  

PubMed

In this study, a continuous-flow stirred tank reactor (CSTR) fed with lactate and acetate was operated to enrich hydrogen-producing bacteria. By varying the influent substrate concentrations and hydraulic retention times (HRT), the volumetric loading rate (VLR) of 55.64 kg-COD/m(3)/day seemed to be optimum for this enriched culture for fermentative hydrogen production from lactate and acetate. The results of batch experiments confirmed that the enriched culture tended to fulfill the e(-) equiv requirement for cell growth at a lower VLR condition (21.77 kg-COD/m(3)/day), while it could largely distribute the e(-) equiv for hydrogen production at a higher VLR condition. However, a maximum lactate/acetate concentration allowed for enriching this culture existed, especially at a lower HRT condition in which wash-out can be an issue for this enriched culture. Finally, the results of cloning and sequencing indicated that Clostridium tyrobutyricum was considered the major hydrogen-producing bacteria in the CSTR fed with lactate and acetate. PMID:22318084

Wu, Chao-Wei; Whang, Liang-Ming; Cheng, Hai-Hsuan; Chan, Kan-Chi

2012-06-01

122

The microwave spectrum of n-hexyl acetate and structural aspects of n-alkyl acetates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The microwave spectrum of n-hexyl acetate was recorded in the range of 10-13.5 GHz using the Aachen MB-FTMW spectrometer. The rotational constants of the most abundant conformer were determined to be A = 3.3591100(32) GHz, B = 0.39596553(53) GHz, and C = 0.36999804(31) GHz. Quantum chemical calculations for specific conformers were carried out at the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) level. The programs XIAM and BELGI were used to analyze the internal rotation of the acetyl methyl group. The observed conformer of n-hexyl acetate was compared to the lowest energy conformers of n-butyl acetate and n-pentyl acetate.

Attig, T.; Kannengießer, R.; Kleiner, I.; Stahl, W.

2014-04-01

123

Trypanosomatidae Produce Acetate via a Mitochondrial Acetate:Succinate CoA Transferase  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydrogenosome-containing anaerobic protists, such as the trichomonads, produce large amounts of acetate by an acetate:succinate CoA transferase (ASCT)\\/succinyl CoA synthetase cycle. The notion that mitochondria and hydrogenosomes may have originated from the same alpha -proteobacterial endosymbiont has led us to look for the presence of a similar metabolic pathway in trypanosomatids because these are the earliest-branching mitochondriate eukaryotes and because

Jaap J. van Hellemond; Fred R. Opperdoes; Aloysius G. M. Tielens

1998-01-01

124

Solid–liquid equilibrium in the acetic acid–acetophenone and acetic acid–formamide systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Solid–liquid equilibrium in the binary systems acetic acid–acetophenone and acetic acid–formamide was determined from time–temperature cooling and warming curves. The first system shows a sagged curve with a eutectic point at x1?0.6 and T=267.18 K. In the second system a solid compound (2:1) was found and an equilibrium constant of the compound dissociation was calculated.

I. Malijevská; Z. Sedláková

2006-01-01

125

Biogas Production through the Syntrophic Acetate-Oxidising Pathway  

E-print Network

retention time OLR Organic loading rate PCR Polymerase chain reaction qPCR Quantitative polymerase chain reaction RNA Ribonucleic acid SAO Syntrophic acetate oxidation SAOB Syntrophic acetate-oxidising bacteria

126

Separating acetic acid from furol (furfural) by electrodialysis method  

SciTech Connect

Furfural production by hydrolysis of fibrous plant materials is accompanied by formation of acetic acid in amounts depending on the material used. The amount of acetic formed in the hydrolysis of the fruit shell of oil-tea camellia (Camellia oleosa) (an oilseed-bearing tree) is equal to the amount of furfural. The acetic acid can be separated from the furfural and concentrated to 10% by electrodialysis. A smaller amount of furfural is separated with acetic acid.

Guan, S.F.; Li, C.S. Ye, S.T.; Shen, S.Y.; Wang, Y.T.; Yu, S.H.

1981-01-01

127

l-Lysinium trifluoro-acetate.  

PubMed

Ions of the title compound, C(6)H(15)N(2)O(2) (+)·C(2)F(3)O(2) (-), a new organic nonlinear optical crystal, are linked by N-H?O hydrogen-bonding inter-actions. Both the amino groups of the l-lysinium cation are protonated. A three-dimensional network of hydrogen bonds is observed, forming a closed ring. Inter-molecular N-H?O hydrogen bonds involving l-lysinium cations and trifluoro-acetate anions link the ions into extended chains which run parallel to the [010] direction. The F atoms of the trifluoro-acetate anion are disordered over two sites with site occupancies of 0.423?(18) and 0.577?(18). The asymmetric unit consists of two cations and two anions. PMID:21201423

Sun, Zhi Hua; Fan, Jian Dong; Zhang, Guang Hui; Wang, Xin Qiang; Xu, Dong

2008-01-01

128

Functional Properties of Extruded Starch Acetate Blends  

Microsoft Academic Search

Starch acetate, with degree of substitution of 2, was blended with 0, 7.5 and 15% polylactic acid (PLA), Eastar Bio Copolyester 14766 (EBC) or Mater-Bi ZF03U (MBI) and 10%, 13%, or 16% (d.b.) ethanol and twin-screw extruded at 160°C barrel temperature. Physical characteristics of the extrudates, such as radial expansion ratio, unit and bulk densities, and of the mechanical properties,

J. Guan; Q. Fang; M. A. Hanna

2004-01-01

129

Corrosion of Stainless Steel During Acetate Production  

Microsoft Academic Search

Corrosion of types 304, 304L, 316, and 316L stainless steel (SS) during the esterification of acetic acid and alcohol or glycol ether was investigated. The catalyst for this reaction, sulfuric acid or para-toluene sulfonic acid (PTSA), was shown to cause more corrosion on reactor equipment than CHâCOOH under the process conditions commonly practiced in industry. The corrosive action of the

J. S. Qi; G. C. Lester

1996-01-01

130

Lithium acetate transformation of yeast Maitreya Dunham August 2004  

E-print Network

Lithium acetate transformation of yeast Maitreya Dunham August 2004 Original protocol from Katja until the OD600 is around 0.7-0.8 (~7 hours). Spin down the cells. Resuspend in 5 ml lithium acetate mix. Spin. Resuspend in 0.5 ml lithium acetate mix. Transfer to an eppendorf tube. Incubate 60 minutes

Dunham, Maitreya

131

Development of an Amperometric Acetic Acid Sensor in Organic System  

Microsoft Academic Search

An amperometric method was developed by using a lead working electrode in acetonitrile organic solution for detecting acetic acid. The mechanisms of electrochemical reaction were corresponding to the reduction of acetic ions in acetonitrile organic solution. The steady state amperometric current resulted from the reduction of acetic ions to produce the aldehyde in a two-electron process. In the organic sensing

Shin Lin; Tse-Chuan Chou

132

Effects of nitrobenzene and zinc on acetate utilizing methanogens  

Microsoft Academic Search

Determination of anaerobic degradation rates and toxic effects of nitrobenzene (NB) on acetate utilizing methanogens was the first objective of this research. Serum bottles were used for anaerobic toxicity assays with an acetate enrichment culture of methanogens. Ten mg\\/l of nitrobenzene did not inhibit total gas production in the acetate enrichment methanogenic culture. Twenty and thirty mg\\/l of nitrobenzene caused

Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya; Mingbo Qu; Richard L. Madura

1996-01-01

133

Thermochemical characteristics of cellulose acetates with different degrees of acetylation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The standard enthalpies of combustion and formation of cellulose acetates with different degrees of acetylation are determined. It is established that there is a proportional dependence of these thermochemical characteristics vs. the degree of acetylation, weight fraction of bonded acetic acid, and molar mass of the repeating unit of cellulose acetates.

Larina, V. N.; Ur'yash, V. F.; Kushch, D. S.

2012-12-01

134

Acetate supplementation attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced neuroinflammation  

PubMed Central

Glyceryl triacetate (GTA), a compound effective at increasing circulating and tissue levels of acetate was used to treat rats subjected to a continual 28 day intra-ventricular infusion of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). This model produces a neuroinflammatory injury characterized by global neuroglial activation and a decrease in choline acetyltransferase immunoreactivity in the basal forebrain. During the LPS infusion, rats were given a daily treatment of either water or GTA at a dose of 6g/kg by oral gavage. In parallel experiments free-CoA and acetyl-CoA levels were measured in microwave fixed brains and flash frozen heart, liver, kidney and muscle following a single oral dose of GTA. We found that a single oral dose of GTA significantly increased plasma acetate levels by 15 min and remained elevated for up to 4 hr. At 30 min the acetyl-CoA levels in microwave-fixed brain and flash frozen heart and liver were increased at least 2.2-fold. The concentrations of brain acetyl-CoA was significantly increased between 30 and 45 min following treatment and remained elevated for up to 4 hr. The concentration of free-CoA in brain was significantly decreased compared to controls at 240 min. Immunohistochemical and morphological analysis demonstrated that a daily treatment with GTA significantly reduced the percentage of reactive GFAP-positive astrocytes and activated CD11b-positive microglia by 40–50% in rats subjected to LPS-induced neuroinflammation. Further, in rats subjected to neuroinflammation, GTA significantly increased the number of ChAT-positive cells by 40% in the basal forebrain compared to untreated controls. These data suggest that acetate supplementation increases intermediary short chain acetyl-CoA metabolism and that treatment is potentially anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective with regards to attenuating neuroglial activation and increasing ChAT immunoreactivity in this model. PMID:21272004

Reisenauer, Chris J.; Bhatt, Dhaval P.; Mitteness, Dane J.; Slanczka, Evan R.; Gienger, Heidi M.; Watt, John A.; Rosenberger, Thad A.

2011-01-01

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2-Amino-pyridinium trifluoro-acetate.  

PubMed

The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C(5)H(7)N(2) (+)·C(2)F(3)O(2) (-), contains four independent 2-amino-pyridinium cations and four independent trifluoro-acetate anions. In the crystal structure, these ions are linked by N-H?O hydrogen bonds, forming four cation-anion pairs each containing an R(2) (2)(8) ring motif. The ion pairs are linked into two independent chains along [100] by N-H?O hydrogen bonds. In addition, C-H?O and C-H?F hydrogen bonds and ??? inter-actions [centoid-centroid separation = 3.6007?(17)?Å] are observed. PMID:21580433

Hemamalini, Madhukar; Fun, Hoong-Kun

2010-01-01

136

Gateways to clinical trials.  

PubMed

Gateways to Clinical Trials is a guide to the most recent clinical trials in current literature and congresses. The data in the following tables has been retrieved from the Clinical Studies Knowledge Area of Prous Science Integrity(R), the drug discovery and development portal, http://integrity.prous.com. This issue focuses on the following selection of drugs: Activated protein C concentrate, Ad-CD154, Adeno-Interferon gamma, alemtuzumab, APC-8024, 9-aminocamptothecin, aprepitant, l-arginine hydrochloride, aripiprazole, arsenic trioxide, asimadoline; O6-Benzylguanine, bevacizumab, Bi-20, binodenoson, biphasic insulin aspart, bivatuzumab, 186Re-bivatuzumab, BMS-181176, bosentan, botulinum toxin type B, BQ-123, bryostatin 1; Carboxy- amidotriazole, caspofungin acetate, CB-1954, CC-4047, CDP-860, cerivastatin sodium, clevidipine, CTL-102; 3,4-DAP, darbepoetin alfa, decitabine, desloratadine, DHA-paclitaxel, duloxetine hydrochloride; Efalizumab, EGF vaccine, eletriptan, eniluracil, ENMD-0997, eplerenone, eplivanserin, erlosamide, ertapenem sodium, escitalopram oxalate, esomeprazole magnesium, eszopiclone, everolimus, exatecan mesilate, exenatide, ezetimibe; Fondaparinux sodium, FR-901228, FTY-720; Gefitinib, gemtuzumab ozogamicin, gepirone hydrochloride; Hexyl insulin M2, human insulin; Imatinib mesylate, insulin detemir, insulin glargine, iodine (I131) tositumomab, ISV-205, ivabradine hydrochloride, ixabepilone; Levetiracetam, levocetirizine, linezolid, liposomal NDDP, lonafarnib, lopinavir, LY-156735; Mafosfamide cyclohexylamine salt, magnesium sulfate, maxacalcitol, meclinertant, melagatran, melatonin, MENT, mepolizumab, micafungin sodium, midostaurin, motexafin gadolinium; Nesiritide, NS-1209, NSC-601316, NSC-683864; Osanetant; Palonosetron hydrochloride, parecoxib sodium, pegaptanib sodium, peginterferon alfa-2a, peginterferon alfa-2b, pegylated OB protein, pemetrexed disodium, perillyl alcohol, picoplatin, pimecrolimus, pixantrone maleate, plevitrexed, polyglutamate paclitaxel, posurdex, pramlintide acetate, prasterone, pregabalin; Rasburicase, rimonabant hydrochloride, rostaporfin, rosuvastatin calcium; SDZ-SID-791, sibrotuzumab, sorafenib, SU-11248; Tadalafil, targinine, tegaserod maleate, telithromycin, TheraCIM, tigecycline, tiotropium bromide, tipifarnib, tirapazamine, treprostinil sodium; Valdecoxib, Valganciclovir hydrochloride, Vardenafil hydrochloride hydrate; Ximelagatran; Zofenopril calcium, Zoledronic acid monohydrate. PMID:15071612

Bayés, M; Rabasseda, X; Prous, J R

2004-03-01

137

Gateways to clinical trials.  

PubMed

Gateways to Clinical Trials are a guide to the most recent clinical trials in current literature and congresses. The data in the following tables have been retrieved from the Clinical Trials Knowledge Area of Prous Science Integrity, the drug discovery and development portal, http://integrity.prous.com/. This issue focuses on the following selection of drugs: Adalimumab, adenosine triphosphate, alemtuzumab, alendronate sodium/cholecalciferol, aliskiren fumarate, AMGN-0007, aminolevulinic acid methyl ester, anakinra, anidulafungin, aripiprazole, atomoxetine hydrochloride; Bevacizumab, bosentan; Calcipotriol/beta methasone dipropionate, caldaret hydrate, caspofungin acetate, cetuximab, cinacalcet hydrochloride, clopidogrel, cocaine-BSA conjugate, conivaptan hydrochloride, Cypher; Darbepoetin alfa, delmitide, desloratadine, desmoteplase, desoxyepothilone B, disufenton sodium, DU-176b, duloxetine hydrochloride, dutasteride; EBV-specific CTLs, ecogramostim, edodekin alfa, efalizumab, eletriptan, emtricitabine, entecavir, erlotinib hydrochloride, ertapenem sodium, escitalopram oxalate, etoricoxib, everolimus, ezetimibe; Fanapanel, fondaparinux sodium; Gefitinib, GTI-2040, GW-501516; Her2 E75-peptide vaccine, human insulin; Ibogaine, icatibant acetate, Id-KLH vaccine, imatinib mesylate, immune globulin subcutaneous [human], indacaterol, inolimomab, ipilimumab, i.v. gamma-globulin, ivabradine hydrochloride, ixabepilone; Lacosamide, lanthanum carbonate, lenalidomide, levocetirizine, levodopa methyl ester hydrochloride/carbidopa, levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone, lidocaine/prilocaine; Maraviroc, mecasermin, melevodopa hydrochloride, mepolizumab, mitumomab; Nesiritide; Omalizumab, oral insulin; Parathyroid hormone (human recombinant), patupilone, pegaptanib sodium, PEG-filgrastim, pemetrexed disodium, photochlor, pimecrolimus, posaconazole, prasterone, prasugrel, pregabalin, prilocaine, PRX-00023; QS-21; Ranibizumab, ranirestat, rhodamine 123, rotigaptide; Sarcosine, sirolimus-eluting stent, sitaxsentan sodium, solifenacin succinate, Staphylococcus aureus vaccine; Tadalafil, talactoferrin alfa, talaporfin sodium, Taxus, tecadenoson, tegaserod maleate, telithromycin, temsirolimus, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, teriparatide, terutroban sodium, tesaglitazar, tesmilifene hydrochloride, TG-100115, tigecycline, torcetrapib; Ularitide; Valproic acid, sodium, voriconazole; Zotarolimus, zotarolimus-eluting stent. PMID:16801985

Bayés, M; Rabasseda, X; Prous, J R

2006-05-01

138

Structural changes of human serum albumin induced by cadmium acetate.  

PubMed

The structural changes of human serum albumin (HSA) induced by the addition of cadmium acetate were systematically investigated using UV-vis absorption, circular dichroism (CD), synchronous, and three-dimentional (3D) fluorescence methods. The fluorescence spectra suggested the formation of cadmium acetate-HSA complex. UV absorption result indicated that the interaction between cadmium acetate and HSA could lead to the alteration of the protein skeleton. The structural analysis according to CD method showed that the cadmium acetate binding altered HSA conformation with a major reduction of ?-helix, inducing a partial protein unfolding. Synchronous fluorescence spectra suggested that cadmium acetate was situated closer to tryptophan residue compared to tyrosine residues, making tryptophan residue locate in a more hydrophobic environment. 3D fluorescence demonstrated that cadmium acetate could induce the HSA aggregation and cause a slight unfolding of the polypeptide backbone of the protein. PMID:24771482

Chen, Mingmao; Guo, Hao; Liu, Yan; Zhang, Qiqing

2014-06-01

139

Acetate absorption and metabolism in the rabbit hindgut.  

PubMed Central

Acetate disappearance from the loops of the hindgut in the rabbit was evaluated by measuring variations in the concentration of acetate in caecocolonic loops and differences in the arterial and venous plasma. In vivo metabolism in gut and liver tissues was studied after introduction of (1-14C) acetate into caecocolonic loops. The rate of disappearance from the loops was quantitatively significant and showed little variation irrespective of the location in the hindgut. Hindgut tissue metabolised acetate and the intensity of the metabolism varied with the segment studied. The distal position of the gut showed by far the highest acetate uptake. Radioactivity was found in a certain number of free amino acids, organic acids, and sugars. Acetate was mainly converted into aspartate and glutamate. These can be considered as 'stock forms' which can be diverted either towards oxidative metabolism or towards protein synthesis. Images Fig. 1 PMID:4007603

Marty, J F; Vernay, M Y; Abravanel, G M

1985-01-01

140

Effect of medroxyprogesterone acetate (Provera) on ovarian radiosensitivity  

SciTech Connect

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Provera) is a drug that is commonly given to young women with cancer during chemotherapy and radiation to control heavy bleeding associated with anovulation. Because hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian suppression has been associated with ovarian protection from the effects of chemotherapy and medroxyprogesterone acetate has been identified as a radiosensitizing agent, we explored the effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate on a rat model with known radiation injury characteristics. Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with medroxyprogesterone acetate or vehicle from day 22 to day 37 of life and were either irradiated or sham-irradiated on day 30 of life and then killed on day 44. Radiation with medroxyprogesterone acetate administration produced a greater loss in preantral and healthy control follicles than in control follicles. No suppression of luteinizing hormone or follicle-stimulating hormone had occurred by day 30 but ovarian glutathione content was reduced. These findings indicate that the administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate with radiotherapy may enhance ovarian injury.

Jarrell, J.; YoungLai, E.V.; McMahon, A.; Barr, R.; O'Connell, G.; Belbec, L.

1989-04-01

141

Nutrient requirements for high rate conversion of acetate to methane  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this research, nutrient requirements for high rate conversion of acetate to methane were examined with acetate enrichment cultures at 35°C. By employing a pH stat as the cultivation system, the pH and acetate concentration were maintained, respectively, at about 6.8 and greater than or equal to 2000 mg\\/l in the reactor. Ni and Fe limitation in the pH stat

Takashima

1987-01-01

142

Mesophilic syntrophic acetate oxidation during methane formation in biogas reactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reaction pathway for the formation of methane from acetate was investigated in sludge from 13 different biogas reactors. By following the conversion of [2-14C]acetate and [14C]bicarbonate it was shown that methane formation by syntrophic acetate oxidation was the dominating mechanism for acetotrophic methanogenesis in sludge containing high levels of salts, mainly ammonium, and volatile fatty acids. In one biogas

Anna Schnürer; Gerhard Zellner; Bo H. Svensson

1999-01-01

143

21 CFR 522.1410 - Sterile methylprednisolone acetate suspension.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...with methylprednisolone acetate, as with other corticoids, is contraindicated in animals with arrested tuberculosis, peptic ulcer, and Cushing's syndrome. The presence of active tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, renal...

2010-04-01

144

21 CFR 522.1410 - Sterile methylprednisolone acetate suspension.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...with methylprednisolone acetate, as with other corticoids, is contraindicated in animals with arrested tuberculosis, peptic ulcer, and Cushing's syndrome. The presence of active tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, renal...

2011-04-01

145

Aryl Acetate Phase Transfer Catalysis: Method and Computation Studies.  

E-print Network

??Brief explanation and history of cinchona based Phase Transfer Catalysis (PTC). Studied aryl acetates in PTC, encompassing napthoyl, 6-methoxy napthoyl, phenyl and protected 4-hydroxy phenyl… (more)

Binkley, Meisha A

2011-01-01

146

Polypyrrole based strong acid catalyst for acetalization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Novel polypyrrole based acid catalyst has been synthesized through the neutralization reaction of polypyrrole and sulfuric acid. The polypyrrole based acid owned the acidity as high as 6.0 mmol/g, which was much higher than that of the traditional solid acids such as Nafion and Amberlyst-15 (0.8 mmol/g). The catalytic activities of the novel solid acid were investigated through the acetalization. The results showed that the novel solid acid held high activities for the reactions. Furthermore, the recycled activities of the catalyst indicated that the solid acid owned high stability during the catalytic process and little acid sites dropped from polypyrrole. The high acidity and stability made the novel polypyrrole based acid hold great potential for the green chemical processes.

Liang, Xuezheng; Cheng, Yuxiao; Qi, Chenze

2011-09-01

147

Synthesis and regeneration of lead (IV) acetate  

SciTech Connect

Lead acetate [Pb(O{sub 2}CMe){sub 4}] was easily synthesized from a warm solution of Pb{sub 3}O{sub 4}, HO{sub 2}CMe and O(OCMe){sub 2} following literature preparations when the appropriate measures to minimize water contamination were followed. Furthermore, Pb(O{sub 2}CMe){sub 4} which has been decomposed (evidenced by the appearance of a purple color due to oxidation) can be regenerated using a similar preparatory route. Introduction of Pb(O{sub 2}CMe){sub 4} from the two routes outlined above into the IMO process for production of PZT thin films gave films with comparable ferroelectric properties to commercially available Pb(O{sub 2}CMe){sub 4} precursors. However, the freshly synthesized material yields PZT films with better properties compared to the recycled material.

Boyle, T.J.; Al-Shareef, H.N.; Moore, G.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Materials Lab.

1996-11-01

148

DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID HYBRIDS OF ACETIC ACID BACTERIA  

PubMed Central

De Ley, J. (State University, Ghent, Belgium), and S. Friedman. Deoxyribonucleic acid hybrids of acetic acid bacteria. J. Bacteriol. 88:937–945. 1964.—Deuterated N15-labeled deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from Acetobacter aceti (mesoxydans 4) forms hybrids with ordinary DNA from other species of this genus (A. xylinum, A. pasteurianus, A. estunensis, and possibly A. xylinoides) when the guanine plus cytosine base composition does not vary by more than 1 to 2%. Beyond this limit (A. aceti Ch31 and A. muciparus 5) no hybrids are formed. The hybrids are apparently derived from an asymmetrical part of the compositional distribution. The results lend strength to the concept of a genetic species rather than to a division of a genus into sharply separated species, based on small phenotypic differences. Taxonomic implications are discussed. PMID:14219057

De Ley, J.; Friedman, S.

1964-01-01

149

Role of apoptosis in uranyl acetate-induced acute renal failure and acquired resistance to uranyl acetate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Role of apoptosis in uranyl acetate-induced acute renal failure and acquired resistance to uranyl acetate.BackgroundWe have previously reported that animals recovering from uranyl acetate (UA)-induced acute renal failure (ARF) were resistant to subsequent insult. Recent evidence suggests that apoptosis participates in tubular damage. We investigated the role of apoptosis in UA-induced ARF and attenuation of ARF in acquired resistance to

Koji Sano; Yoshihide Fujigaki; Takehiko Miyaji; Naoki Ikegaya; Kazuhisa Ohishi; Katsuhiko Yonemura; Akira Hishida

2000-01-01

150

Phase and reaction equilibria of acetic acid–1-pentanol–water– n-amyl acetate system at 760 mm Hg  

Microsoft Academic Search

The esterification reaction of acetic acid and alcohol is one of the processes applying reactive distillation technology. It is known that the thermodynamic properties are essential to chemical process design. In this study, the thermodynamic behaviors of vapor–liquid equilibrium (VLE) and reaction equilibrium of acetic acid, 1-pentanol, n-amyl acetate, and water mixture were determined experimentally. Since the present esterification reaction

Liang-sun Lee; Shen-jang Liang

1998-01-01

151

Oxidation of indole-3-acetic acid to oxindole-3-acetic acid by an enzyme preparation from Zea mays  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Indole-3-acetic acid is oxidized to oxindole-3-acetic acid by Zea mays tissue extracts. Shoot, root, and endosperm tissues have enzyme activities of 1 to 10 picomoles per hour per milligram protein. The enzyme is heat labile, is soluble, and requires oxygen for activity. Cofactors of mixed function oxygenase, peroxidase, and intermolecular dioxygenase are not stimulatory to enzymic activity. A heat-stable, detergent-extractable component from corn enhances enzyme activity 6- to 10-fold. This is the first demonstration of the in vitro enzymic oxidation of indole-3-acetic acid to oxindole-3-acetic acid in higher plants.

Reinecke, D. M.; Bandurski, R. S.

1988-01-01

152

Thermal decomposition of pyridine-substituted cobaltic acetate in acetic acid.  

PubMed

The thermal decomposition of [py(3)Co(3)O(OAc)(5)OH][PF(6)] in acetic acid solution in the absence of oxygen produced carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, picoline, and formic acid as the major products. The ratio of the products was affected by the water concentration and acidity of the mixture. Increased water concentration caused a decrease in methane and an increase in carbon monoxide. Decreased acidity resulted in an increase in methane and a decrease in carbon monoxide. Isotopic labeling experiments showed that some of the carbon monoxide originated as the carboxyl group of the acetic acid. Labeling experiments also showed that formaldehyde and formic acid could be converted to carbon monoxide under the reaction conditions. Two pathways leading to the formation of carbon monoxide were proposed; one involving the decomposition of glyoxylic acid and another involving the oxidation of the methyl radical by cobalt(III). PMID:20397646

Sumner, Charles E; Little, James; Howard, Adam S; Liang, Weimin C

2010-05-17

153

Theoretical studies of molecular structure and vibrational spectra of melaminium acetate acetic acid solvate monohydrate.  

PubMed

The molecular geometry and vibrational frequencies of melaminium acetate acetic acid solvate monohydrate in the ground state have been calculated by using the Hartree-Fock (HF) and density functional method (B3LYP) with 6-31++G(d,p) basis set. The results of the optimized molecular structure are presented and compared with the experimental X-ray diffraction. The molecule contains the weak hydrogen bonds of N-H...O and O-H...O types, and those bonds are calculated with HF and DFT method. The computed vibrational frequencies were used to determine the types of molecular motions associated with each of the experimental bands observed. In addition, calculated results are related to the linear correlation plot of computed data versus experimental geometric parameters and IR data. PMID:20692201

Pekparlak, A; Avci, D; Cömert, H; Atalay, Y

2010-10-15

154

Origin and fate of acetate in an acidic fen.  

PubMed

Acetate is a central intermediate in the anaerobic degradation of organic matter, and the resolution of its metabolism necessitates integrated strategies. This study aims to (1) estimate the contribution of acetogenesis to acetate formation in an acidic fen (pH ~ 4.9), (2) assess the genetic potential for acetogenesis targeting the fhs gene encoding formyltetrahydrofolate synthetase (FTHFS) and (3) unravel the in situ turnover of acetate using stable carbon isotope pore-water analysis. H(2)/CO(2)-supplemented peat microcosms yielded (13)C-depleted acetate (-37.2‰ vs. VPDB (Vienna Peedee belemnite standard) compared with -14.2‰ vs. VPDB in an unamended control), indicating the potential for H(2)-dependent acetogenesis. Molecular analysis revealed a high diversity and depth-dependent distribution of fhs phylotypes with the highest number of operational taxonomic units in 0-20 cm depth, but only few and distant relationships to known acetogens. In pore waters, acetate concentrations (0-170 ?M) and ?(13)C-values varied widely (-17.4‰ to -3.4‰ vs. VPDB) and did not indicate acetogenesis, but pointed to a predominance of sinks, which preferentially consumed (12)C-acetate, like acetoclastic methanogenesis. However, depth profiles of methane and ?(13)C(CH4) revealed a temporarily and spatially restricted role of this acetate sink and suggest other processes like sulfate and iron reduction played an important role in acetate turnover. PMID:22404042

Hädrich, Anke; Heuer, Verena B; Herrmann, Martina; Hinrichs, Kai-Uwe; Küsel, Kirsten

2012-08-01

155

Cyclization of ?-terpenols and their acetates by fluorosulfonic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been shown that the superacid cyclization of ?-terpenols and their acetates takes place with structural selectivity\\u000a and chemo- and stereospecificity and leads to cyclic isoprenoids with higher yields than the cyclization of the corresponding\\u000a ?-terpenols and their acetates.

N. D. Ungur; N. P. Popa; Nguen Van Tuen; P. F. Vlad

1993-01-01

156

Addition of acetic acid to styrene catalyzed by ion exchanger  

Microsoft Academic Search

The possibility of preparation of 1-phenylethyl acetate by direct addition of acetic acid to styrene catalyzed by Ostion KS in the acid cycle has been investigated. The reaction is accompanied by the formation of higher molecular compounds. The effect of temperature, mole ratio of the starting compounds, stabilization of styrene, amount of the catalyst and of its repeated use on

L. ?ervený; A. Marhoul; J. Kozel

1988-01-01

157

Interaction between acetate fed sulfate reducers and methanogens  

Microsoft Academic Search

During anaerobic treatment of sulfate containing wastewaters, sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) and methane producing bacteria (MPB) can compete for acetate as the common primary substrate. Since acetate is an intermediate of anaerobic degradation of complex wastes, the outcome of the competition between SRB and MPB can affect the treatment efficiency. The objective of this research was to determine the effects

S. K. Bhattacharya; V. Uberoi; M. M. Dronamraju

1996-01-01

158

Uptake and turnover of acetate in hypersaline environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetate uptake and turnover rates were determined for the heterotrophic community in hypersaline environments (saltern crystallizer ponds, the Dead Sea) dominated by halpphilic Archaea. Acetate was formed from glycerol, which is potentially the major available carbon source for natural communities of halophilic Archaea. Values of [Kt + Sn] (the sum of the substrate affinity and the substrate concentration present in

Aharon Oren

1995-01-01

159

Characterization of acetic acid bacteria in “traditional balsamic vinegar”  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the glucose tolerance of acetic acid bacteria strains isolated from Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. The results showed that the greatest hurdle to acetic acid bacteria growth is the high sugar concentration, since the majority of the isolated strains are inhibited by 25% of glucose. Sugar tolerance is an important technological trait because Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is made with

Maria Gullo; Cinzia Caggia; Luciana De Vero; Paolo Giudici

2006-01-01

160

Cellulose production by acetic acid-resistant Acetobacter xylinum  

Microsoft Academic Search

A bacterium that could produce a gelatinous cellulosic pellicle in the presence of more than 2% acetic acid was isolated as a contaminant in a continuous surface culture for acetic acid production using Acetobacter aceti. The bacterium was identified as a strain belonging to Acetobacter xylinum and designated as strain DA. The production of cellulose in a static culture of

Kiyoshi Toda; Tomoko Asakura; Masahiro Fukaya; Etsuzo Entani; Yoshiya Kawamura

1997-01-01

161

Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Methyl Acetate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a study of the rhodium-catalyzed, ioding-promoted carbonylation of methyl acetate. This study provides an interesting contrast between the carbonylation of methyl acetate and the carbonylation of methanol when similar rhodium/iodine catalyst systems are used. (JN)

Polichnowski, S. W.

1986-01-01

162

Dynamical characterization of a cellulose acetate polysaccharide.  

PubMed

This work brings together dynamical and structural information at a molecular level for cellulose acetate being an original contribution to the general description of polysaccharide properties. In particular, it allowed reinterpreting the secondary relaxation mechanisms that are still controversial in the literature; a compilation of data provided by different authors is provided. Detailed dynamical information is provided by dielectric relaxation spectroscopy (DRS) (10(-1)-10(6) Hz) for cellulose acetate (CA) in the sub-T(g) region below ambient temperature; results were compared with cellulose acetate structured as an asymmetric membrane (CAmb). In samples with low water content, two secondary relaxation processes between 173 and 298 K were identified by DRS, associated with localized mobility. The process located at the lowest temperatures (process I) has a different mobility in CA relative to CAmb. The identical crystalline/amorphous state of both materials allowed rationalizing the distinct behavior in terms of polymeric arrangement and ability for water uptake. The looser structure of the CA relative to CAmb as confirmed by FTIR, TGA, and DSC analysis makes more sites accessible to water molecules, resulting in a higher water retention in CA (2.73% w/w) relative to CAmb (1.60% w/w) and an increased molecular mobility in the former due to a plasticizing effect. In both materials, process I is significantly influenced by hydration, shifting to higher frequencies and lower temperatures upon water uptake. This process seems to be associated with mobility occurring within the monomeric unit, which embraces the two anhydroglucose rings connected by the glycosidic linkage and the polar groups directly attached to it. It should involve a very limited length scale, as suggested by its location, far below the glass transition, and the tau(infinity) value with a low entropic effect. The relaxation process that emerges later, process II, is similar for both samples being much less influenced by water but experiencing a slight antiplasticizing effect shifting to lower frequencies and higher temperatures upon hydration. It should involve side group motions, strongly coupled to the mobility of the anhydroglucose rings, which become hindered probably due to establishment of H-bonds with water molecules. The plasticizing/antiplasticizing effect is being discussed only on the basis of the frequency position of the relaxation peak. Processes I and II merge into a broad relaxation (gamma(dry)) upon water removal in both CA and CAmb, however evolving slower in the former with drying, due to a more disordered structure of CA that allows water to interact with more internal sites in the polymer. At higher temperatures (T > or = 353 K), a process emerges in the high frequency side of the dynamic alpha-relaxation which is compatible with a beta(JG)-relaxation. The structured specimen CAmb provided an additional way to probe the morphological changes undergone by the material when annealed to temperatures higher than 353 K, originating an increase in the dielectric response. This effect can be associated with a skin densification and partial collapse of the membrane porous network, as observed by SEM. PMID:20690651

Sousa, Miriam; Brás, Ana Rita; Veiga, Helena Isabel M; Ferreira, Frederico Castelo; de Pinho, Maria Norberta; Correia, Natália T; Dionísio, Madalena

2010-09-01

163

Acetate addition to an immobilized yeast column for ethanol production  

SciTech Connect

Acetate, a by-product of ethanol fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has been shown to inhibit cell growth if present in high concentrations. Consequently, acetate has been considered undesirable in systems where the production rate depends upon steady-state growth. Acetate, however, may be desirable in some systems since it increases the specific rate of ethanol production by increasing the maintenance requirements of the yeast. In immobilized cell reactors using crosslinking method, steady state is not achieved and cell overgrowth is a problem. This article presents the results of a study aimed at taking advantage of the use of acetate, both to reduce cell overgrowth and increase productivity. Various concentrations of acetate were added to batch and plug flow systems, while monitoring the effects on cell growth and ethanol production. The productivity was increased by as much as 50% in an immobilized cell reactor (ICR), while cell growth was greatly reduced. 19 references.

Vega, J.L.; Clausen, E.C.; Gaddy, J.L.

1987-03-01

164

Glycerol acetals as anti-freezing additives for biodiesel.  

PubMed

Glycerol acetals from butanal, pentanal, hexanal, octanal and decanal were prepared with the use of Amberlyst-15 acid resin as catalyst. The glycerol conversion decreases with the size of the hydrocarbon chain. This fact has been associated with formation of micelles and aggregates of the aldehyde to minimize the interaction between the polar glycerol molecule with the hydrocarbon chain. The Z+E mixture of the acetals with five and six-member rings were produced in all cases. The distribution of the acetal isomers varied with the reaction time, especially for the long chain aldehydes. Addition of 5 vol.% of the butanal-glycerol acetal reduced the pour point of animal fat biodiesel (methyl ester) from 18 to 13 degrees C. The decrease in the pour point of the glycerol acetals-biodiesel mixtures were dependent on the size of the hydrocarbon chain and the percent blended. PMID:20304633

Silva, Paulo H R; Gonçalves, Valter L C; Mota, Claudio J A

2010-08-01

165

The clinical use of PET with 11C-acetate  

PubMed Central

The aim of this review is to evaluate clinical applications of 11C-acetate positron emission tomography (PET). Acetate is quickly metabolized into acetyl-CoA in human cells. In this form it can either enter into the tricarboxylic acid cycle, thus producing energy, as happens in the myocardium, or participate in cell membrane lipid synthesis, as happens in tumor cells. 11C-acetate PET was originally employed in cardiology, to study myocardial oxygen metabolism. More recently it has also been used to evaluate myocardial perfusion, as well as in oncology. The first studies of 11C-acetate focused on its use in prostate cancer. Subsequently, 11C-acetate was studied in other urological malignancies, as well as renal cell carcinoma and bladder cancer. Well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma represents an 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET pitfall, so many authors have proposed to use 11C-acetate in addition to 18F-FDG in studying this tumor. 11C-acetate PET has also been used in other malignancies, such as brain tumors and lung carcinoma. Some authors reported a few cases in which 11C-acetate PET incidentally found multiple myeloma or rare tumors, such as thymoma, multicentric angiomyolipoma of the kidney and cerebellopontine angle schwannoma. Lastly, 11C-acetate PET was also employed in a differential diagnosis case between glioma and encephalitis. The numerous studies on 11C-acetate have demonstrated that it can be used in cardiology and oncology with no contraindications apart from pregnancy and the necessity of a rapid scan. Despite its limited availability, this tracer can surely be considered to be a promising one, because of its versatility and capacity to even detect non 18F-FDG-avid neoplasm, such as differentiated lung cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma. PMID:23133801

Grassi, Ilaria; Nanni, Cristina; Allegri, Vincenzo; Morigi, Joshua James; Montini, Gian Carlo; Castellucci, Paolo; Fanti, Stefano

2012-01-01

166

Polyvinyl acetate-based film coatings.  

PubMed

Polyvinyl acetate-based colloidal aqueous polymer dispersion Kollicoat(®) SR 30 D results in coatings characterized by moderate swelling behaviour, lipophilicity, pH-independent permeability for actives and high flexibility to withstand mechanical stress and is therefore used for controlled release coating. The colloidal aqueous polymer dispersion of Kollicoat(®) SR 30 D can be easily processed due to an optimal low minimum film forming temperature (MFT) of 18 °C without plasticizer addition and a thermal after-treatment (curing) of coated pellets. The drug release from Kollicoat(®) SR 30 D coated pellets was almost pH independent. Drug release could be easily adjusted by coating level or addition of soluble pore forming polymers. Physically stable Kollicoat(®) SR 30 D dispersions were obtained with the water-soluble polymers Kollidon(®) 30 and Kollicoat(®) IR up to 50% w/w. The addition of only 10% w/w triethyl citrate as plasticizer improved the flexibility of the films significantly and allowed compaction of the pellets. The drug release was almost independent of the compression force and the pellet content of the tablets. The inclusion of various tableting excipients slightly affected the drug release, primarily because of a different disintegration rate of the tablets. A combination of Kollicoat(®) SR 30 D and Kollicoat(®) IR with higher coating levels>10 mg/cm(2) is a relatively new alternative to OROS system which does not require drilling. PMID:24076229

Kolter, K; Dashevsky, A; Irfan, Muhamad; Bodmeier, R

2013-12-01

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Synthesis and properties of cyclic acetal biomaterials.  

PubMed

There is an increasing need to develop new biomaterials as tissue engineering scaffolds. Unfortunately, many of the materials that have been studied for these purposes are polyesters that hydrolytically degrade into acidic products, which may harm the surrounding tissue, and lead to accelerated degradation of the biomaterial. To overcome this disadvantage, a novel class of biomaterials based on a cyclic acetal unit has been created. Specifically, materials based upon the monomer 5-ethyl-5-(hydroxymethyl)-beta,beta-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-2-ethanol diacrylate (EHD) is examined. This study investigates the effects of fabrication parameters, including initiator content, volume of diluent, and volume of accelerant, on several properties of EHD networks. Twelve different formulations were fabricated by varying the three parameters in a factorial design. The effects of the fabrication parameters on properties of the EHD networks were examined. Results show that the volume of accelerant most affected the EHD network gelation time, while the volume of diluent most affected the maximum reaction temperature, sol fraction, and degree of swelling. Cell viability on the EHD networks varied between (18 +/- 6)% and (57 +/- 10)% of the control at 4 h, and between (36 +/- 14)% and (140 +/- 50)% of the control at 8 h. These results indicate that it is possible to control the properties of the EHD networks by varying the fabrication parameters, and that EHD networks support a viable cell population. PMID:17177269

Moreau, Jennifer L; Kesselman, Dafna; Fisher, John P

2007-06-01

168

Pharmacokinetics and drug interactions of eslicarbazepine acetate.  

PubMed

Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) is a novel once-daily antiepileptic drug (AED) approved in Europe since 2009 that was found to be efficacious and well tolerated in a phase III clinical program in adult patients with partial onset seizures previously not controlled with treatment with one to three AEDs, including carbamazepine (CBZ). ESL shares with CBZ and oxcarbazepine (OXC) the dibenzazepine nucleus bearing the 5-carboxamide substitute, but is structurally different at the 10,11 position. This molecular variation results in differences in metabolism, preventing the formation of toxic epoxide metabolites such as carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide. Unlike OXC, which is metabolized to both eslicarbazepine and (R)-licarbazepine, ESL is extensively converted to eslicarbazepine. The systemic exposure to eslicarbazepine after ESL oral administration is approximately 94% of the parent dose, with minimal exposure to (R)-licarbazepine and OXC. After ESL oral administration, the effective half-life (t(1/2,eff) ) of eslicarbazepine was 20-24 h, which is approximately two times longer than its terminal half-life (t(1/2)). At clinically relevant doses (400-1,600 mg/day) ESL has linear pharmacokinetics (PK) with no effects of gender or moderate liver impairment. However, because eslicarbazepine is eliminated primarily (66%) by renal excretion, dose adjustment is recommended for patients with renal impairment. Eslicarbazepine clearance is induced by phenobarbital, phenytoin, and CBZ and it dose-dependently decreases plasma exposure of oral contraceptive and simvastatin. PMID:22612290

Bialer, Meir; Soares-da-Silva, Patricio

2012-06-01

169

UVB photolysis of hydrocortisone 21-acetate.  

PubMed

Hydrocortisone 21-acetate (HCA) in methanol solution undergoes photodegradation under UVB light, as monitored by HPLC. Five main photoproducts have been isolated and characterized by means of NMR and mass spectroscopy. One of them derives from a Norrish I photoreaction which cleaves the C17-C20 bond of the steroid yielding the andro-derivative, a second product comes from a Yang-type photorearrangement which links C18 to C20 yielding a cyclobutane adduct. The former photoproduct, in turn, undergoes further photolysis giving rise to various photoproducts, of which three have been characterized. The first is a stereoisomer of the andro-derivative, the others arise from the opening of the five-membered ring. HCA also proved photounstable in the solid state and in a commercial formulation for topical use, thus confirming the requirements of the Pharmacopeias for light protection of this drug. Indeed, experiments on LPS-stimulated THP-1 cells demonstrated the loss of anti-inflammatory activity when HCA was UVB-photodegraded. The radical mechanism involved in HCA photolysis seems also responsible for the in vitro photohemolytic effect and lipid peroxidation induced by HCA in combination with UVB light. PMID:18423938

Caffieri, Sergio; Dall'Acqua, Stefano; Castagliuolo, Ignazio; Brun, Paola; Miolo, Giorgia

2008-08-01

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76 FR 32366 - Determination That ORLAAM (Levomethadyl Acetate Hydrochloride) Oral Solution, 10 Milligrams...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Levomethadyl Acetate Hydrochloride) Oral Solution, 10 Milligrams/Milliliter, Was Not...acetate hydrochloride (HCl)) oral solution, 10 milligrams (mg)/milliliter...ANDAs) for levomethadyl acetate HCl oral solution, 10 mg/mL, if all other legal...

2011-06-06

171

Water dispersible microbicidal cellulose acetate phthalate film  

PubMed Central

Background Cellulose acetate phthalate (CAP) has been used for several decades in the pharmaceutical industry for enteric film coating of oral tablets and capsules. Micronized CAP, available commercially as "Aquateric" and containing additional ingredients required for micronization, used for tablet coating from water dispersions, was shown to adsorb and inactivate the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), herpesviruses (HSV) and other sexually transmitted disease (STD) pathogens. Earlier studies indicate that a gel formulation of micronized CAP has a potential as a topical microbicide for prevention of STDs including the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The objective of endeavors described here was to develop a water dispersible CAP film amenable to inexpensive industrial mass production. Methods CAP and hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) were dissolved in different organic solvent mixtures, poured into dishes, and the solvents evaporated. Graded quantities of a resulting selected film were mixed for 5 min at 37°C with HIV-1, HSV and other STD pathogens, respectively. Residual infectivity of the treated viruses and bacteria was determined. Results The prerequisites for producing CAP films which are soft, flexible and dispersible in water, resulting in smooth gels, are combining CAP with HPC (other cellulose derivatives are unsuitable), and casting from organic solvent mixtures containing ?50 to ?65% ethanol (EtOH). The films are ?100 µ thick and have a textured surface with alternating protrusions and depressions revealed by scanning electron microscopy. The films, before complete conversion into a gel, rapidly inactivated HIV-1 and HSV and reduced the infectivity of non-viral STD pathogens >1,000-fold. Conclusions Soft pliable CAP-HPC composite films can be generated by casting from organic solvent mixtures containing EtOH. The films rapidly reduce the infectivity of several STD pathogens, including HIV-1. They are converted into gels and thus do not have to be removed following application and use. In addition to their potential as topical microbicides, the films have promise for mucosal delivery of pharmaceuticals other than CAP. PMID:14617380

Neurath, A Robert; Strick, Nathan; Li, Yun-Yao

2003-01-01

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Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism  

DOEpatents

A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and acetate from CO and H.sub.2 O and/or CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 in synthesis gas. Under optimal growth conditions, the microorganism produces acetate in preference to ethanol. Conversely, under non-growth conditions, ethanol production is favored over acetate.

Gaddy, James L. (Fayetteville, AR); Clausen, Edgar C. (Fayetteville, AR)

1992-01-01

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The medical and metabolic consequences of administration of sodium acetate.  

PubMed

1. The standard total parenteral nutrition, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and many surgical fluids in use today contain 36 to 45 mM D,L-lactate or 2 to 140 mM acetate whereas the normal blood level of D-lactate is 0.02 mM L-lactate 0.5 to 5 mM and acetate 0.1 nM. The reasons for the continued use in patients of such unphysiological concentrations of these anions appear to be historic. 2. Administration of similar concentrations of these anions to the rat causes widespread metabolic disturbances which mimic many of the untoward complications associated with current parenteral and dialysis therapy. Understanding of the mechanisms attendant upon the metabolism of these anions may serve as a guide for designing improved parenteral fluids for human patients. 3. Elevation of blood D-lactate to 5 mM is associated with cerebral dysfunction in human patients. 4. Acetate stimulates the release of the inflammatory leukokine, interleukin-1 from human monocytes. Use of 35 to 45 mM acetate in peritoneal dialysis fluids led to peritoneal fibrosis. Patients exposed to acetate containing hemodialysis fluids have 12-fold elevation in their plasma interleukin-1 levels. 5. Administration of 20 mM sodium acetate to rats leads to a number of metabolic disturbances similar to those seen in human dialysis patients: (a) Acetate elevates blood glucose in the rat and may contribute to the exacerbation of the carbohydrate intolerance seen in uremic patients. (b) Acetate increases the levels of hepatic malonyl CoA, the rate controlling substrate of fatty acid synthesis and may exacerbate the hypertriglyceridemia characteristic of dialysis patients. (c) Acetate administration in the rat leads to a decrease in the cytosolic phosphorylation potential, reduction of the redox state of the free cytosolic NAD couple and paradoxical oxidation of the mitochondrial NAD couple in a pattern analogous to that produced by uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation and may account in part for the elevation of temperature reported in patients undergoing hemodialysis with acetate. (d) Acetate administration in the rat leads to an increase in intracellular phosphorylated intermediates, adenine nucleotides, inorganic phosphate, inorganic pyrophosphate, calcium and magnesium. On cessation of acetate metabolism, the inorganic phosphate and calcium accumulated intracellularly leave the intracellular space. In patients undergoing hemodialysis, the blood phosphate returns to predialysis levels, within 6 hr after the completion of treatment, leaving significant numbers of patients with chronic hyperphosphatemia and the multiple complications attendant to that state.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:2854950

Veech, R L; Gitomer, W L

1988-01-01

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The antibacterial activity and stability of acetic acid.  

PubMed

Acetic acid has been shown to have good antibacterial activity against micro-organisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This study examined the activity against a range of bacterial pathogens and also assessed any reduction in antibacterial activity due to evaporation or inactivation by organic material in dressings. Acetic acid was active at dilutions as low as 0.166% and the activity was not reduced by evaporation nor by inactivation by cotton swabs. Burn injuries are a major problem in countries with limited resources. Acetic acid is an ideal candidate for use in patients who are treated in those parts of the world. PMID:23747099

Fraise, A P; Wilkinson, M A C; Bradley, C R; Oppenheim, B; Moiemen, N

2013-08-01

175

Cosolvent gel-like materials from partially hydrolyzed poly(vinyl acetate)s and borax.  

PubMed

A gel-like, high-viscosity polymeric dispersion (HVPD) based on cross-linked borate, partially hydrolyzed poly(vinyl acetate) (xPVAc, where x is the percent hydrolysis) is described. Unlike hydro-HVPDs prepared from poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and borate, the liquid portion of these materials can be composed of up to 75% of an organic cosolvent because of the influence of residual acetate groups on the polymer backbone. The effects of the degree of hydrolysis, molecular weight, polymer and cross-linker concentrations, and type and amount of organic cosolvent on the rheological and structural properties of the materials are investigated. The stability of the systems is explored through rheological and melting-range studies. (11)B NMR and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) are used to probe the structure of the dispersions. The addition of an organic liquid to the xPVAc-borate HVPDs results in a drastic increase in the number of cross-linked borate species as well as the agglomeration of the polymer into bundles. These effects result in an increase in the relaxation time and thermal stability of the networks. The ability to make xPVAc-borate HVPDs with very large amounts of and rather different organic liquids, with very different rheological properties that can be controlled easily, opens new possibilities for applications of PVAc-based dispersions. PMID:21848256

Angelova, Lora V; Terech, Pierre; Natali, Irene; Dei, Luigi; Carretti, Emiliano; Weiss, Richard G

2011-09-20

176

Gateways to clinical trials.  

PubMed

Gateways to Clinical Trials is a guide to the most recent clinical trials in current literature and congresses. The data in the following tables has been retrieved from the Clinical Trials Knowledge Area of Prous Science Integrity(R), the drug discovery and development portal, http://integrity.prous.com. This issue focuses on the following selection of drugs: (PE)HRG214, 1E10, 21-Aminoepothilone B; Ad.Egr.TNF.11D, Ad100-B7.1/HLA, adalimumab, adefovir dipivoxil, alefacept, alemtuzumab, AMD-070, anhydrovinblastine, aripiprazole, asimadoline, atrasentan, AVE-5883; Bimatoprost, BNP-7787, bosentan, botulinum toxin type B, BR-1; Canfosfamide hydrochloride, ciclesonide, curcumin, cypher; D0401, darbepoetin alfa, darifenacin hydrobromide, D-D4FC, dendritic cell-based vaccine, desloratadine, dextrin sulfate, dolastatin 10, drospirenone drospirenone/estradiol, DS-992, duloxetine hydrochloride, dutasteride; E-7010, efalizumab, eletriptan, EM-1421, enfuvirtide, entecavir, etoricoxib, everolimus, exenatide, ezetimibe; Favid, fidarestat, fingolimod hydrochloride, FK-352; Gefitinib, gemifloxacin mesilate, gepirone hydrochloride, gimatecan; HE-2000; Imatinib mesylate, indisulam, insulin detemir, irofulven, ISIS-5132; Lapatinib, levocetirizine, liraglutide, lumiracoxib; Metformin/Glyburide, methionine enkephalin, MK-0431, morphine hydrochloride, motexafin gadolinium, mycobacterium cell wall complex; Naturasone, neridronic acid, nesiritide; Oblimersen sodium, olanzapine/fluoxetine hydrochloride, omalizumab, oral insulin; Paclitaxel poliglumex, PC-515, PEG-filgrastim, peginterferon alfa-2a, peginterferon alfa-2b, peginterferon alfa-2b/ ribavirin, pegvisomant, pexelizumab, picoplatin, pramlintide acetate, prasterone, pregabalin; Quercetin; Ramelteon, ranirestat, RG228, rhGAD65, roflumilast, rubitecan; Sitaxsentan sodium, solifenacin succinate; Tadalafil, taxus, tipifarnib, tolevamer sodium, topixantrone hydrochloride; Valganciclovir hydrochloride, vardenafil hydrochloride hydrate, vildagliptin, voriconazole; XTL-001; Zoledronic acid monohydrate. PMID:15632957

Bayés, M; Rabasseda, X; Prous, J R

2004-11-01

177

Gateways to clinical trials.  

PubMed

Gateways to Clinical Trials is a guide to the most recent clinical trials in current literature and congresses. The data in the following tables have been retrieved from the Clinical Trials Knowledge Area of Prous Science Integrity, the drug discovery and development portal, http://integrity.prous.com. This issue focuses on the following selection of drugs: (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate, (Z)-4-hydroxytamoxifen; Ad.muIFN-beta AD-237, adalimumab, adefovir dipivoxil, agalsidase alfa, alemtuzumab, almotriptan, ALVAC vCP1452, alvimopan hydrate, ambrisentan, anakinra, anti-IFN-gamma MAb; Bimatoprost, BMS-188797, BMS-214662, bortezomib, bosentan, bovine lactoferrin; Caffeine, canertinib dihydrochloride, canfosfamide hydrochloride, cannabidiol, caspofungin acetate, cetuximab, cH36, ChimeriVax-JE, ciclesonide, cilansetron, cinacalcet hydrochloride, clopidogrel, CpG-7909, Cypher; Daptomycin, darbepoetin alfa, darifenacin hydrobromide, decitabine, denufosol tetrasodium, Dexamet, diindolemethane, drotrecogin alfa (activated), duloxetine hydrochloride, DX-9065a; E-7010, edaravone, efalizumab, eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid, elacridar, eletriptan, emtricitabine, epratuzumab, erlotinib hydrochloride, ertapenem sodium, eszopiclone, everolimus, ezetimibe; Fludarabine, fondaparinux sodium; gamma-Hydroxybutyrate sodium, gavestinel sodium, gefitinib, granisetron-Biochronomer; Human Albumin, human insulin; Imatinib mesylate, indiplon, interleukin-2 XL, isatoribine, ISS-1018, i.v. gamma-globulin, ivabradine hydrochloride, ixabepilone; Lanthanum carbonate, L-arginine hydrochloride, liposomal doxorubicin, LY-450139; Magnesium sulfate, melatonin, motexafin gadolinium, mycophenolic acid sodium salt; Natalizumab, nesiritide, niacin/lovastatin; OGX-011, olmesartan medoxomil, omalizumab, ospemifene; PACAP38, panitumumab, parathyroid hormone (human recombinant), parecoxib sodium, patupilone, pegfilgrastim, peginterferon alfa-2a, peginterferon alfa-2b, peginterferon alfa-2b/ribavirin, pemetrexed disodium, pimecrolimus, pirfenidone, posaconazole, prasterone, pregabalin; R-112, ramelteon, ranolazine, rasagiline mesilate, rebimastat, roflumilast, rosuvastatin calcium, rotigotine hydrochloride, rupatadine fumarate; S-3013, S-3304, semustine, sitaxsentan sodium, St. John's Wort extract; Tadalafil, tamoxifen, Taxus, Tc-99m-EDDA-HYNIC-TOC, TH-9507, tiotropium bromide, tipifarnib, tocilizumab, tolvaptan, torcetrapib, TR-14035, tramadol hydrochloride/acetaminophen, treprostinil diethanolamine, troglitazone, troxacitabine; Valdecoxib, valganciclovir hydrochloride, vandetanib, vardenafil hydrochloride hydrate, VAS-991, veglin, vinflunine, voriconazole; White sweet potato extract; Ximelagatran. PMID:16273137

Bayes, M; Rabasseda, X; Prous, J R

2005-10-01

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21 CFR 524.1881 - Prednisolone acetate ophthalmic and topical dosage forms.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Prednisolone acetate ophthalmic and topical dosage forms. 524.1881 Section...RELATED PRODUCTS OPHTHALMIC AND TOPICAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS ...Prednisolone acetate ophthalmic and topical dosage...

2010-04-01

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Expedient synthesis of ?-(2-azaheteroaryl) acetates via the addition of silyl ketene acetals to azine-N-oxides.  

PubMed

A new and expedient synthesis of ?-(2-azaheteroaryl) acetates is presented. The reaction proceeds rapidly under mild conditions via the addition of silyl ketene acetals to azine-N-oxides in the presence of the phosphonium salt PyBroP. This procedure affords diverse ?-(2-azaheteroaryl) acetates which are highly desirable components/building blocks in molecules of pharmaceutical interest but are traditionally challenging to synthesize via contemporary methods. The reaction optimization and mechanism as well as a novel electronically enhanced PyBroP derivative are described. PMID:24885646

Londregan, Allyn T; Burford, Kristen; Conn, Edward L; Hesp, Kevin D

2014-06-20

180

40 CFR 721.3880 - Polyalkylene glycol substituted acetate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.3880...substituted acetate. (a) Chemical substance and significant...to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically...substance without providing risk notification as...

2010-07-01

181

A PROGESTOGEN (CHLORMADINONE ACETATE = CAP) FOR CYCLE CONTROL AND INFERTILITY  

E-print Network

A PROGESTOGEN (CHLORMADINONE ACETATE = CAP) FOR CYCLE CONTROL AND INFERTILITY TREATMENT IN THE MARE, CAP has been used for infertility treatments and cycle control in mares in Austria. In all indications

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

182

SOLVENT EXTRACTION OF WASTEWATERS FROM ACETIC-ACID MANUFACTURE  

EPA Science Inventory

Solvent extraction was evaluated as a potential treatment method for wastewaters generated during the manufacture of acetic acid. Possible goals for an extraction process were considered. For the wastewater samples studied, extraction appeared to be too expensive to be practical ...

183

Health and environmental effects profile for ethyl acetate  

SciTech Connect

The Health and Environmental Effects Profile for ethyl acetate was prepared to support listings of hazardous constituents of a wide range of waste streams under Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and to provide health-related limits for emergency actions under Section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Both published literature and information obtained from Agency program office files were evaluated as they pertained to potential human-health, aquatic-life and environmental effects of hazardous-waste constituents. Ethyl acetate has been determined to be a systemic toxicant. The daily exposure to the human population (including sensitive subgroups) that is likely to be without appreciable risk of deleterious effect during a lifetime, for ethyl acetate is 0.9 mg/kg/day for oral exposure. The Reportable Quantity (RQ) value for ethyl acetate is 1000.

Not Available

1986-12-01

184

Health and environmental effects profile for 2-methoxyethanol acetate  

SciTech Connect

The Health and Environmental Effects Profile for 2-methoxyethanol acetate was prepared to support listings of hazardous constituents of a wide range of waste streams under Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and to provide health-related limits for emergency actions under Section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Both published literature and information obtained from Agency program office files were evaluated as they pertained to potential human-health, aquatic-life and environmental effects of hazardous-waste constituents. 2-methoxyethanol acetate has been determined to be a systemic toxicant. The daily exposure to the human population (including sensitive subgroups) that is likely to be without appreciable risk of deleterious effect during a lifetime, for 2-methoxyethanol acetate is 0.002 mg/kg/day for inhalation exposure. The Reportable Quantity (RQ) value for 2-methoxyethanol acetate is 100.

Not Available

1987-04-01

185

Acetate-Dependent Mechanisms of Inborn Tolerance to Ethanol  

PubMed Central

Aims: To clarify the role of acetate in neurochemical mechanisms of the initial (inborn) tolerance to ethanol. Methods: Rats with low and high inborn tolerance to hypnotic effect of ethanol were used. In the brain region homogenates (frontal and parietal cortex, hypothalamus, striatum, medulla oblongata) and brain cortex synaptosomes, the levels of acetate, acetyl-CoA, acetylcholine (AcH), the activity of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDG) and acetyl-CoA synthetase were examined. Results: It has been found that brain cortex of rats with high tolerance to hypnotic effect of ethanol have higher level of acetate and activity of acetyl-CoA synthetase, but lower level of acetyl-?CoA and activity of PDG. In brain cortex synaptosomes of tolerant rats, the pyruvate oxidation rate as well as the content of acetyl-CoA and AcH synthesis were lower when compared with intolerant animals. The addition of acetate into the medium significantly increased the AcH synthesis in synaptosomes of tolerant, but not of intolerant animals. Calcium ions stimulated the AcH release from synaptosomes twice as high in tolerant as in intolerant animals. Acetate eliminated the stimulating effect of calcium ions upon the release of AcH in synaptosomes of intolerant rats, but not in tolerant animals. As a result, the quantum release of AcH from synaptosomes in the presence of acetate was 6.5 times higher in tolerant when compared with intolerant rats. Conclusion: The brain cortex of rats with high inborn tolerance to hypnotic effect of ethanol can better utilize acetate for the acetyl-CoA and AcH synthesis, as well as being resistant to inhibitory effect of acetate to calcium-stimulated release of AcH. It indicates the metabolic and cholinergic mechanisms of the initial tolerance to ethanol. PMID:21349883

Zimatkin, Sergey M.; Oganesian, Nikolay A.; Kiselevski, Yury V.; Deitrich, Richard A.

2011-01-01

186

Existence of a Novel Liguid Phase in Methyl Acetate  

Microsoft Academic Search

For methyl acetate with a planar structure \\\\includegraphics{dummy.eps} in the molecule, a spin-lattice relaxation time (T1) and a specific volume were measured in the liquid phase. Methyl acetate has a liquid-liquid phase transition at -12°C at atmospheric pressure. The liquid phase is divided into two parts named as L1 and L2 corresponding as high and low temperature liquid phase, respectively.

Shunichi Kawanishi

1983-01-01

187

Cathodic Hydrogen Evolution from Aqueous Solutions of Acetic Acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

In continuation of the work on establishing hydrogen donors in the hydrogen evolution reaction from different acid molecules, cathodic evolution of hydrogen on silver is investigated from solutions of monobasic acetic acid with the aim to establish the origin of reduced hydrogen. Solutions of 0.2 M acetic acid with 0.2 M perchloric acid, neutralized to different pH values by NaOH,

V. Marinovi?; A. R. Despi?

2004-01-01

188

METABOLISM OF ACETATE BY SHEEP LIVER HOMOGE'NATES 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The metabolism of acetate has been studied in sheep liver homogenates. ContraD- to previous reports, acetate was oxidized by fresh liver homogenates, and aeet3,l-CoA was oxidized by both fresh and frozen-stored liver homogenates in the presence of the eofaetors XAI) and earnitine. With these two eofactors, oxidation plateaus after 20-30 rain, unless a 4-ca,'bon TCX cycle acid, such as sueeinate,

E. D. MAYFIELD; AXD B. CONNOR JOHNSON

189

Permeability of cellulose acetate membranes to selected solutes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The permeability of cellulose 2.5-acetate films to several electrolytes and nonelectrolytes was measured. Permeabilities were determined by a desorption-rate method in which diffusion and distribution coefficients were measured. The rejection of the same solutes by modified cellulose acetate membranes in reverse osmosis experiments was also measured. A comparison was made between intrinsic water and solute permeabilities and the reverse osmosis

H. K. Lonsdale; B. P. Cross; F. M. Graber; C. E. Milstead

1971-01-01

190

Acetalization of Carbonyl Compounds Catalyzed by I2-Doped Polyaniline  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polyaniline-I2 is prepared by doping of polyaniline base with iodine. Polyaniline base and polyaniline-I2 are characterized by infrared spectra, X-ray diffraction spectra, and thermogravimetric analysis. Polyaniline-I2 is used as a catalyst for the first time in acetalization of carbonyl compounds. The catalyzing acetalization of cyclohexanone and propane-1,2-diol is conducted in excellent yields with simple and more environmental benign procedure. This

Genxiang Luo; Miao He; Zhaojin Zhong

2008-01-01

191

Bacterial utilization of formic and acetic acid in rainwater  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rain samples were collected aseptically, during 1983 and 1984, in Charlottesville, Virginia to determine the ability of bacteria in precipitation to utilize formate and acetate. The total number of bacteria, as counted by Acridine Orange Direct Counts, was one to two orders of magnitude greater from April to September (10 5 cells ml -1) than during the rest of the year (10 3-10 4 cells ml -1). Formate and acetate concentrations ranged between 6-23 and 3-9 ?M, respectively and were higher from June to September. Heterotrophic uptake on the day of collection was not different from the controls, but after incubation at room temperature for a minimum of three days, the turnover rate constants were 0.14 and 0.17 h -1 for formate and acetate, respectively. Total bacterial counts increased an order of magnitude during that interval. These turnover rate constants were used to calculate losses of 44 and 24 ?moll-1day-1 of formic and acetic acid, respectively. Turnover times were 1.5 and 34 days for formate and acetate, respectively. This study demonstrated that there are viable microorganisms in the atmosphere capable of utilizing formate and acetate for growth.

Herlihy, Linda Jolley; Galloway, James N.; Mills, Aaron L.

192

Proteome analysis of Acetobacter pasteurianus during acetic acid fermentation.  

PubMed

Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are Gram-negative, strictly aerobic microorganisms that show a unique resistance to ethanol (EtOH) and acetic acid (AcH). Members of the Acetobacter and Gluconacetobacter genera are capable of transforming EtOH into AcH via the alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) enzymes and are used for the industrial production of vinegar. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain how AAB resist high concentrations of AcH, such as the assimilation of acetate through the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, the export of acetate by various transporters and modifications of the outer membrane. However, except for a few acetate-specific proteins, little is known about the global proteome responses to AcH. In this study, we used 2D-DIGE to compare the proteome of Acetobacter pasteurianus LMG 1262(T) when growing in glucose or ethanol and in the presence of acetic acid. Interesting protein spots were selected using the ANOVA p-value of 0.05 as threshold and 1.5-fold as the minimal level of differential expression, and a total of 53 proteins were successfully identified. Additionally, the size of AAB was reduced by approximately 30% in length as a consequence of the acidity. A modification in the membrane polysaccharides was also revealed by PATAg specific staining. PMID:22155126

Andrés-Barrao, Cristina; Saad, Maged M; Chappuis, Marie-Louise; Boffa, Mauro; Perret, Xavier; Ortega Pérez, Ruben; Barja, François

2012-03-16

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Solid–liquid equilibrium in the acetic acid–cyclohexane and acetic acid–trichloroacetic acid systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Solid–liquid equilibrium in the binary systems acetic acid–cyclohexane and acetic acid–trichloroacetic acid was determined from time–temperature cooling and heating curves. The first system shows an eutectic point at x1?0.08 and T=271.9K. In the second system, a solid compound (1:1) was found and an equilibrium constant of the compound dissociation was calculated.

I Malijevská

2003-01-01

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Tetrazole acetic acid: tautomers, conformers, and isomerization.  

PubMed

Monomers of (tetrazol-5-yl)-acetic acid (TAA) were obtained by sublimation of the crystalline compound and the resulting vapors were isolated in cryogenic nitrogen matrices at 13 K. The conformational and tautomeric composition of TAA in the matrix was characterized by infrared spectroscopy and vibrational calculations carried out at the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level. TAA may adopt two tautomeric modifications, 1H- and 2H-, depending on the position of the annular hydrogen atom. Two-dimensional potential energy surfaces (PESs) of TAA were theoretically calculated at the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) level, for each tautomer. Four and six symmetry-unique minima were located on these PESs, for 1H- and 2H-TAA, respectively. The energetics of the detected minima was subsequently refined by calculations at the QCISD level. Two 1H- and three 2H-conformers fall within the 0-8 kJ mol(-1) energy range and should be appreciably populated at the sublimation temperature (?330 K). Observation of only one conformer for each tautomer (1ccc and 2pcc) is explained in terms of calculated barriers to conformational rearrangements. All conformers with the cis O=COH moiety are separated by low barriers (less than 10 kJ mol(-1)) and collapse to the most stable 1ccc (1H-) and 2pcc (2H-) forms during deposition of the matrix. On the trans O=COH surfaces, the relative energies are very high (between 12 and 27 kJ mol(-1)). The trans forms are not thermally populated at the sublimation conditions and were not detected in matrices. One high-energy form in each tautomer, 1cct (1H-) and 2pct (2H-), was found to differ from the most stable form only by rotation of the OH group and separated from other forms by high barriers. This opened a perspective for their stabilization in a matrix. 1cct and 2pct were generated in the matrices selectively by means of narrow-band near-infrared (NIR) irradiations of the samples at 6920 and 6937 cm(-1), where the first OH stretching overtone vibrations of 1ccc and 2pcc occur. The reverse transformations could be induced by irradiations at 7010 and 7030 cm(-1), transforming 1cct and 2pct back to 1ccc and 2pcc, also selectively. Besides the NIR-induced transformations, the photogenerated 1cct and 2pct forms also decay in N2 matrices back to 1ccc and 2pcc spontaneously, with characteristic decay times of hours (1H) and tens of minutes (2H). The decay mechanism is rationalized in terms of the proton tunneling. In crystals, TAA exists exclusively as 1H-tautomer. By contrast, the tautomeric composition of the matrix-isolated monomers was found to consist of both 1H- and 2H-tautomers, in comparable amounts. A mechanistic discussion of the tautomerization process occurring during sublimation, accounting also for the observed minor decomposition of TAA leading to CO2 and 5-methyl-tetrazole, is proposed. PMID:24527914

Araujo-Andrade, C; Reva, I; Fausto, R

2014-02-14

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Tetrazole acetic acid: Tautomers, conformers, and isomerization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Monomers of (tetrazol-5-yl)-acetic acid (TAA) were obtained by sublimation of the crystalline compound and the resulting vapors were isolated in cryogenic nitrogen matrices at 13 K. The conformational and tautomeric composition of TAA in the matrix was characterized by infrared spectroscopy and vibrational calculations carried out at the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level. TAA may adopt two tautomeric modifications, 1H- and 2H-, depending on the position of the annular hydrogen atom. Two-dimensional potential energy surfaces (PESs) of TAA were theoretically calculated at the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) level, for each tautomer. Four and six symmetry-unique minima were located on these PESs, for 1H- and 2H-TAA, respectively. The energetics of the detected minima was subsequently refined by calculations at the QCISD level. Two 1H- and three 2H-conformers fall within the 0-8 kJ mol-1 energy range and should be appreciably populated at the sublimation temperature (˜330 K). Observation of only one conformer for each tautomer (1ccc and 2pcc) is explained in terms of calculated barriers to conformational rearrangements. All conformers with the cis O=COH moiety are separated by low barriers (less than 10 kJ mol-1) and collapse to the most stable 1ccc (1H-) and 2pcc (2H-) forms during deposition of the matrix. On the trans O=COH surfaces, the relative energies are very high (between 12 and 27 kJ mol-1). The trans forms are not thermally populated at the sublimation conditions and were not detected in matrices. One high-energy form in each tautomer, 1cct (1H-) and 2pct (2H-), was found to differ from the most stable form only by rotation of the OH group and separated from other forms by high barriers. This opened a perspective for their stabilization in a matrix. 1cct and 2pct were generated in the matrices selectively by means of narrow-band near-infrared (NIR) irradiations of the samples at 6920 and 6937 cm-1, where the first OH stretching overtone vibrations of 1ccc and 2pcc occur. The reverse transformations could be induced by irradiations at 7010 and 7030 cm-1, transforming 1cct and 2pct back to 1ccc and 2pcc, also selectively. Besides the NIR-induced transformations, the photogenerated 1cct and 2pct forms also decay in N2 matrices back to 1ccc and 2pcc spontaneously, with characteristic decay times of hours (1H) and tens of minutes (2H). The decay mechanism is rationalized in terms of the proton tunneling. In crystals, TAA exists exclusively as 1H-tautomer. By contrast, the tautomeric composition of the matrix-isolated monomers was found to consist of both 1H- and 2H-tautomers, in comparable amounts. A mechanistic discussion of the tautomerization process occurring during sublimation, accounting also for the observed minor decomposition of TAA leading to CO2 and 5-methyl-tetrazole, is proposed.

Araujo-Andrade, C.; Reva, I.; Fausto, R.

2014-02-01

196

Atomic and electronic structure of acetic acid on Ge(100) Do Hwan Kim a,b  

E-print Network

Atomic and electronic structure of acetic acid on Ge(100) Do Hwan Kim a,b , Eunkyung Hwang to investigate the atomic and electronic structure of acetic acid adsorbed on Ge(100) surface. Due to its acidity, acetic acid dissociates and the resulting electron-rich acetate group reacts with the electron

Kim, Sehun

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values from the non-steady state equation to the steady state at plateaus. The acetate  

E-print Network

values from the non-steady state equation to the steady state at plateaus. The acetate endogenous fluxes did not change during cold acetate infusions of 7 and 14 Ilmol.kg-I.min-I (6 ± 2 et 5 ± 2 pmol the total flux of acetate was higher than 21 1 pmol,kg!',min!' .!. We concluded that the acetate fluxes cal

Boyer, Edmond

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Zuclopenthixol acetate for acute schizophrenia and similar serious mental illnesses  

PubMed Central

Background Medication used for acute aggression in psychiatry must have rapid onset of effect, low frequency of administration and low levels of adverse effects. Zuclopenthixol acetate is said to have these properties. Objectives To estimate the clinical effects of zuclopenthixol acetate for the management of acute aggression or violence thought to be due to serious mental illnesses, in comparison to other drugs used to treat similar conditions. Search methods We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia’s Group Trials Register (July 2011). We supplemented this by citation searching and personal contact with authors and relevant pharmaceutical companies. Selection criteria All randomised clinical trials involving people thought to have serious mental illnesses comparing zuclopenthixol acetate with other drugs. Data collection and analysis Two review authors extracted and cross-checked data independently. We calculated fixed-effect relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for dichotomous data. We analysed by intention-to-treat. We used mean differences (MD) for continuous variables. Main results We found no data for the primary outcome, tranquillisation. Compared with haloperidol, zuclopenthixol acetate was no more sedating at two hours (n = 40, 1 RCT, RR 0.60, 95% CI 0.27 to 1.34). People given zuclopenthixol acetate were not at reduced risk of being given supplementary antipsychotics (n = 134, 3 RCTs, RR 1.49, 95% CI 0.97 to 2.30) although additional use of benzodiazepines was less (n = 50, 1 RCT, RR 0.03, 95% CI 0.00 to 0.47). People given zuclopenthixol acetate had fewer injections over seven days compared with those allocated to haloperidol IM (n = 70, 1 RCT, RR 0.39, 95% CI 0.18 to 0.84, NNT 4, CI 3 to 14). We found no data on more episodes of aggression or harm to self or others. One trial (n = 148) reported no significant difference in adverse effects for people receiving zuclopenthixol acetate compared with those allocated haloperidol at one, three and six days (RR 0.74, 95% CI 0.43 to 1.27). Compared with haloperidol or clotiapine, people allocated zuclopenthixol did not seem to be at more risk of a range of movement disorders (< 20%). Three studies found no difference in the proportion of people getting blurred vision/dry mouth (n = 192, 2 RCTs, RR at 24 hours 0.90, 95% CI 0.48 to 1.70). Similarly, dizziness was equally infrequent for those allocated zuclopenthixol acetate compared with haloperidol (n = 192, 2 RCTs, RR at 24 hours 1.15, 95% CI 0.46 to 2.88). There was no difference between treatments for leaving the study before completion (n = 522, RR 0.85, 95% CI 0.31 to 2.31). One study reported no difference in adverse effects and outcome scores, when high dose (50-100 mg/injection) zuclopenthixol acetate was compared with low dose (25-50 mg/injection) zuclopenthixol acetate. Authors’ conclusions Recommendations on the use of zuclopenthixol acetate for the management of psychiatric emergencies in preference to ‘standard’ treatment have to be viewed with caution. Most of the small trials present important methodological flaws and findings are poorly reported. This review did not find any suggestion that zuclopenthixol acetate is more or less effective in controlling aggressive acute psychosis, or in preventing adverse effects than intramuscular haloperidol, and neither seemed to have a rapid onset of action. Use of zuclopenthixol acetate may result in less numerous coercive injections and low doses of the drug may be as effective as higher doses. Well-conducted pragmatic randomised controlled trials are needed. PMID:22513898

Jayakody, Kaushadh; Gibson, Roger Carl; Kumar, Ajit; Gunadasa, Shalmini

2014-01-01

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(Conversion of acetic acid to methane by thermophiles: Progress report)  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project is to provide an understanding of thermophilic anaerobic microorganisms capable of breaking down acetic acid, the precursor of two-thirds of the methane produced by anaerobic bioreactors. Recent results include: (1) the isolation of Methanothrix strain CALLS-1, which grows much more rapidly than mesophilic strains; (2) the demonstration that thermophilic cultures of Methanosarcina and Methanothrix show minimum thresholds for acetate utilization of 1--2.5 mM and 10--20{mu}m respectively, in agreement with ecological data indicating that Methanothrix is favored by low acetate concentration; (3) the demonstration of high levels of thermostable acetyl-coA synthetase and carbon monoxide dehydrogenase in cell-free extracts of Methanothrix strains CALS-1; (4) the demonstration of methanogenesis from acetate and ATP in cell free extracts of strain CALS-1. (5) the demonstration that methanogenesis from acetate required 2 ATP/methane, and, in contrast to Methanosarcina, was independent of hydrogen and other electron donors; (6) the finding that entropy effects must be considered when predicting the level of hydrogen in thermophilic syntrophic cultures. (7) the isolation and characterization of the Desulfotomaculum thermoacetoxidans. Current research is centered on factors which allow thermophilic Methanothrix to compete with Methanosarcina.

Zinder, S.

1991-01-01

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[Conversion of acetic acid to methane by thermophiles: Progress report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project is to provide an understanding of thermophilic anaerobic microorganisms capable of breaking down acetic acid, the precursor of two-thirds of the methane produced by anaerobic bioreactors. Recent results include: (1) the isolation of Methanothrix strain CALLS-1, which grows much more rapidly than mesophilic strains; (2) the demonstration that thermophilic cultures of Methanosarcina and Methanothrix show minimum thresholds for acetate utilization of 1--2.5 mM and 10--20{mu}m respectively, in agreement with ecological data indicating that Methanothrix is favored by low acetate concentration; (3) the demonstration of high levels of thermostable acetyl-coA synthetase and carbon monoxide dehydrogenase in cell-free extracts of Methanothrix strains CALS-1; (4) the demonstration of methanogenesis from acetate and ATP in cell free extracts of strain CALS-1. (5) the demonstration that methanogenesis from acetate required 2 ATP/methane, and, in contrast to Methanosarcina, was independent of hydrogen and other electron donors; (6) the finding that entropy effects must be considered when predicting the level of hydrogen in thermophilic syntrophic cultures. (7) the isolation and characterization of the Desulfotomaculum thermoacetoxidans. Current research is centered on factors which allow thermophilic Methanothrix to compete with Methanosarcina.

Zinder, S.

1991-12-31

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Reduction of aerobic acetate production by Escherichia coli.  

PubMed Central

Acetate excretion by Escherichia coli during aerobic growth on glucose is a major obstacle to enhanced recombinant protein production. We report here that the fraction of carbon flux through the anaplerotic pathways is one of the factors influencing acetate excretion. Flux analysis of E. coli central metabolic pathways predicts that increasing the fraction of carbon flux through the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PPC) pathway and the glyoxylate bypass reduces acetate production. We tested this prediction by overexpressing PPC and deregulating the glyoxylate bypass by using a fadR strain. Results show that the acetate yield by the fadR strain with PPC overexpression is decreased more than fourfold compared to the control, while the biomass yield is relatively unaffected. Apparently, the fraction of carbon flux through the anaplerotic pathways is one of the factors that influence acetate excretion. These results confirm the prediction of our flux analysis and further suggest that E. coli is not fully optimized for efficient utilization of glucose. PMID:9251207

Farmer, W R; Liao, J C

1997-01-01

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Probing reaction pathways on model catalyst surfaces: Vinyl acetate synthesis and olefin metathesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reaction pathway for the palladium-catalyzed synthesis of vinyl acetate from acetic acid, ethylene and oxygen is investigated using reflection–absorption infrared spectroscopy by monitoring the rate of acetate titration by gas-phase ethylene. This reveals that acetate species are removed by reaction with gas-phase ethylene resulting in vinyl acetate formation. Reaction with C2D4 reveals a large (?6) isotope effect indicating that

Feng Gao; Yilin Wang; Florencia Calaza; Dario Stacchiola; Wilfred T. Tysoe

2008-01-01

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[Conversion of acetic acid to methane by thermophiles  

SciTech Connect

The primary goal of this project is to obtain a better understanding of thermophilic microorganisms which convert acetic acid to CH[sub 4]. The previous funding period represents a departure from earlier research in this laboratory, which was more physiological and ecological. The present work is centered on the biochemistry of the thermophile Methanothrix sp. strain CALS-1. this organism presents a unique opportunity, with its purity and relatively rapid growth, to do comparative biochemical studies with the other major acetotrophic genus Methanosarcina. We previously found that Methanothrix is capable of using acetate at concentrations 100 fold lower than Methanosarcina. This finding suggests that there are significant differences in the pathways of methanogenesis from acetate in the two genera.

Zinder, S.H.

1993-01-01

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Characterization of acetic acid bacteria in "traditional balsamic vinegar".  

PubMed

This study evaluated the glucose tolerance of acetic acid bacteria strains isolated from Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. The results showed that the greatest hurdle to acetic acid bacteria growth is the high sugar concentration, since the majority of the isolated strains are inhibited by 25% of glucose. Sugar tolerance is an important technological trait because Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is made with concentrated cooked must. On the contrary, ethanol concentration of the cooked and fermented must is less significant for acetic acid bacteria growth. A tentative identification of the isolated strains was done by 16S-23S-5S rDNA PCR/RFLP technique and the isolated strains were clustered: 32 strains belong to Gluconacetobacter xylinus group, two strains to Acetobacter pasteurianus group and one to Acetobacter aceti. PMID:16214251

Gullo, Maria; Caggia, Cinzia; De Vero, Luciana; Giudici, Paolo

2006-02-01

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Syntrophic acetate oxidation in industrial CSTR biogas digesters.  

PubMed

The extent of syntrophic acetate oxidation (SAO) and the levels of known SAO bacteria and acetate- and hydrogen-consuming methanogens were determined in sludge from 13 commercial biogas production plants. Results from these measurements were statistically related to the prevailing operating conditions, through partial least squares (PLS) analysis. This revealed that high abundance of microorganisms involved in SAO was positively correlated with relatively low abundance of aceticlastic methanogens and high concentrations of free ammonia (>160 mg/L) and volatile fatty acids (VFA). Temperature was identified as another influencing factor for the population structure of the syntrophic acetate oxidising bacteria (SAOB). Overall, there was a high abundance of SAOB in the different digesters despite differences in their operating parameters, indicating that SAOB are an enduring and important component of biogas-producing consortia. PMID:24333792

Sun, Li; Müller, Bettina; Westerholm, Maria; Schnürer, Anna

2014-02-10

206

Isothermal decomposition of gamma-irradiated palladium acetate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The isothermal decomposition of un-irradiated (pristine) and pre-gamma-irradiated palladium acetate was studied in the temperature range (498-508 K) and in air using the isothermal thermogravimetric technique. The data were analysed using various solid state reaction models. The results showed that the kinetics of isothermal decomposition of palladium acetate was governed by random nucleation reaction (Erofe'ev equation A(3)). The activation energies of the main decomposition process for un-irradiated and pre-gamma-irradiated samples were calculated. The change in texture and crystal structure of the investigated palladium acetate by gamma-irradiation was studied using electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques.

Mahfouz, R. M.; Alshehri, S. M.; Monshi, M. A. S.; Abd El-Salam, N. M.

2004-06-01

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Delineation of LASIK Flaps with Prednisolone Acetate Eyedrops  

PubMed Central

We describe the use and safety of prednisolone acetate eyedrops at the end of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to aid proper positioning of the corneal flap. The LASIK flap is created using the preferred technique. Following laser ablation and flap repositioning, one drop of prednisolone acetate is instilled on the eye. This delineates the flap “gutters” and allows perfect flap positioning and centration. We used this technique in 425 eyes undergoing LASIK for correction of spherocylindrical refractive errors. Flap margins were adequately delineated intraoperatively. The only complication related to the use of the steroid suspension was crystal deposition under the flap in one case which resolved completely in 48 hours. PMID:24982743

Fahd, Daoud C; Fahed, Sharbel D

2014-01-01

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Abiraterone Acetate and Castration Resistant Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate  

PubMed Central

Ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate is a rare histological variant that only represents <1% of prostate tumors. This histological variant has several important clinical implications with respect to their evolution, clinical prognosis, and treatment. We report the case of a 64-year-old patient with ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate, which progresses to castration-resistant prostate cancer, that was treated with abiraterone acetate with good clinical response, to our knowledge, the first case of ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate in treatment with abiraterone acetate. PMID:24891969

Linden-Castro, Edgar; Pelayo-Nieto, Marcela; Alias-Melgar, Alejandro; Espinosa-Perezgrovas, Daniel; Ramirez-Galindo, Ivan; Catalan-Quinto, Gabriel

2014-01-01

209

Fate and residues of trenbolone acetate in edible tissues from sheep amd calves implanted with tritium-labeled trenbolone acetate  

SciTech Connect

In order to study the fate and residues of trenbolone acetate in edible tissues, two groups of six animals from two ruminant species (ewes and calves) were implanted with (3H)trenbolone acetate. The distribution of extractable radioactive residues was measured in liver, kidney and muscle. We found that the largest proportion of residues was not extractable and thus was considered as covalently bound residues. The proportion of the main extractable metabolites (17 alpha-trenbolone, trendione, 17 beta-trenbolone) was measured. The evaluation of the distribution of trenbolone acetate metabolites directly soluble in water showed that unknown metabolite(s) were predominant. The covalent binding to nucleic acids was measured. It was so low that it was not detectable. The results are discussed in light of the data presented in the scientific report on anabolic agents in animal production from the European scientific working group.

Evrard, P.; Maghuin-Rogister, G.; Rico, A.G. (Univ. of Liege (Belgium))

1989-06-01

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Cu(II) acetate- and Mn(III) acetate-mediated radical reactions of [60]fullerene with ketonic compounds.  

PubMed

The copper(II) acetate monohydrate- or manganese(III) acetate dihydrate-mediated reaction of [60]fullerene with beta-keto esters 1a-1c or with beta-diketones 1d,1e in the presence of 4-dimethylaminopyridine afforded only dihydrofuran-fused C60 derivatives 2a-2e. However, aromatic methyl ketones 3a-3c gave two kinds of products: methanofullerenes 4a-4c and dihydrofuran-fused C60 derivatives 5a,5b. Possible reaction mechanisms are proposed. PMID:15731864

Wang, Guan-Wu; Li, Fa-Bao

2005-03-01

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Growth and Methanogenesis by Methanosarcina Strain 227 on Acetate and Methanol  

PubMed Central

Methanosarcina strain 227 exhibited exponential growth on sodium acetate in the absence of added H2. Under these conditions, rates of methanogenesis were limited by concentrations of acetate below 0.05 M. One mole of methane was formed per mole of acetate consumed. Additional evidence from radioactive labeling studies indicated that sufficient energy for growth was obtained by the decarboxylation of acetate. Diauxic growth and sequential methanogenesis from methanol followed by acetate occurred in the presence of mixtures of methanol and acetate. Detailed studies showed that methanol-grown cells did not metabolize acetate in the presence of methanol, although acetate-grown cells did metabolize methanol and acetate simultaneously before shifting to methanol. Acetate catabolism appeared to be regulated in response to the presence of better metabolizable substrates such as methanol or H2-CO2 by a mechanism resembling catabolite repression. Inhibition of methanogenesis from acetate by 2-bromoethanesulfonate, an analog of coenzyme M, was reversed by addition of coenzyme M. Labeling studies also showed that methanol may lie on the acetate pathway. These results suggested that methanogenesis from acetate, methanol, and H2-CO2 may have some steps in common, as originally proposed by Barker. Studies with various inhibitors, together with molar growth yield data, suggest a role for electron transport mechanisms in energy metabolism during methanogenesis from methanol, acetate, and H2-CO2. PMID:216307

Smith, Michael R.; Mah, Robert A.

1978-01-01

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Continuum of Mechanisms for Nucleophilic Substitutions of Cyclic Acetals  

PubMed Central

The effect of nucleophile strength on diastereoselectivity in the nucleophilic substitution of cyclic acetals was explored. Stereoselectivity remained constant and high as nucleophilicity increased until a threshold value was reached. Beyond this point, however, selection of Lewis acid determined whether stereochemical inversion or erosion was observed. PMID:18844363

Krumper, Jennifer R.; Salamant, Walter A.; Woerpel, K. A.

2009-01-01

213

Synthesis of methyl acetate from syngas via dimethyl ether  

SciTech Connect

Dimethyl ether (DME) can be used as a building block for a variety of specialty chemicals in the petrochemical industry. Its utilization stems mainly from its efficient production from synthesis gas in a single stage. This Liquid Phase Dimethyl Ether (LP-DME) process, based on dual catalysts slurried in inert oil, can alleviate the chemical equilibrium limitation governing the methanol synthesis reaction and concurrently improve once-through syngas conversion and reactor productivity. Studies in the past have focused on using DME as a feedstock for gasoline range hydrocarbons as well as lower olefins. The focus of this investigation is to study the synthesis of methyl acetate, an important intermediate for acetic acid, from dimethyl ether. In particular, conversion of DME to methyl acetate is investigated over a variety of Group VIII metal substituted phosphotungstic acid salts. Key aspects of the process such as the effect of active metal, support types, multiple metal loading, and feed conditions are examined. Thus, this paper introduces a novel process route for synthesis of methyl acetate from natural gas-based syngas via dimethyl ether as an intermediate.

Tartamella, T.; Sardesai, A.; Lanterman, H.B.; Lee, S.

1999-07-01

214

Synthesis of vinyl acetate on palladium-based catalysts  

E-print Network

Vinyl acetate (VA) is an important monomer used in the production of paints, surface coatings and adhesives. Synthesis of VA is usually carried out over supported Pd alloy catalysts with a selectivity as high as 96% and described as C2H4 + CH3COOH...

Kumar, Dheeraj

2009-06-02

215

Urinary Phenyl Acetate: A Diagnostic Test for Depression?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The compound 2-phenylethylamine is an ``endogenous amphetamine'' which may modulate central adrenergic functions. 2-Phenylethylamine is mainly metabolized by monoamine oxidase to form phenyl acetate (PAA). The 24-hour urinary excretion of PAA was measured in normal healthy volunteers and depressed patients. Patients were diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, edition 3. In 70 percent of healthy

H. C. Sabelli; J. Fawcett; F. Gusovsky; J. Javaid; J. Edwards; H. Jeffriess

1983-01-01

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Hydrogen bonding of hydrates of double acetic acid molecules.  

PubMed

In the chemical industry, the separation of the acetic acid from the HAc/H(2)O system is always influenced by the hydrogen bonding. In the present work, an investigation on the hydrogen bonding of various hydrates of double acetic acid (HAc) molecules is carried out with two first-principle methods including ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulation and quantum chemical calculations (QCC). From the AIMD simulation, the distribution of the head-on rings of acetic acid is revealed and shows that the favorable structures tend to be the acetic acid hydrates rather than the HAc cyclic dimer. The 6- and 10-membered head-on rings involving single and double HAc molecules, respectively, appear to be the dominant structures. According to the QCC, the most stable structure is found to be the conformer with the biggest head-on ring in each group. The energetics of the rings indicates that the stability of the ring increases with increased ring size (with the exception of the 9-membered ring), and the 10-membered ring is the most stable. The relative stability of the ring structures implied by the static QCC result is in good agreement with the statistical ring distribution of the AIMD simulation. PMID:19462952

Pu, Liang; Sun, Yueming; Zhang, Zhibing

2009-06-18

217

THERMOREGULATION IN MICE FOLLOWING ACUTE ADMINISTRATION OF LEAD ACETATE  

EPA Science Inventory

Several reports in the literature suggest a relationship between lead intoxication and thermoregulatory capacity. To investigate the effects of lead on the control of body temperature, mice of the BALB/c strain were injected intraperitoneally with lead acetate (0 to 100 mg/kg) wh...

218

Synthesis of Modified Poly(vinyl acetate) Adhesives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modified poly(vinyl acetate) copolymers with drying oils as comonomers have been prepared. The unsaturated triglycerides can produce cross-linking and give a waterproof effect due to their hydrophobicity. The new copolymers synthesized by solution polymerization in an organic medium have been submitted to analytical characterization in order to investigate the role of the drying oils in the polymerization reaction. NMR spectroscopy

A. Salvini; L. M. Saija; M. Lugli; G. Cipriani; C. Giannelli

2010-01-01

219

Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Itaconic Acid and Enol Acetate Derivatives with  

E-print Network

. A variety of chiral 2-substituted succinic acids and chiral acetates have been obtained in excellent ee efficient synthesis of chiral R-amino acids via transition metal-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation has become one of most efficient methods for the synthesis of chiral R-amino acids, chiral -amino

Zhang, Xumu

220

Superacidic low-temperature cyclization of terpenols and their acetates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The superacidic low-temperature cyclization of terpenols and their acetates by fluorosulfonic acid represents a highly efficient chemo- and structurally selective and stereospecific process. Homoallylic alcohols (a-isomers of cycloterpenols) are the products of cyclization of terpenols; the configuration of the hydroxymethyl group in the products is predetermined by the configuration of the allylic double bond in aliphatic or partially cyclized precursors.

P. F. Vlad; N. D. Ungur; Nguen Hung; V. B. Perutsky

1995-01-01

221

Electronic interactions between gold films and mn12-acetate  

E-print Network

the presence of a surface layer of Mn12–acetate, have been performed using a dilution refrigerator. Quantitative fits to the data using the predictions of weak localization theory were performed using a least-squares fit method in order to determine...

Means, Joel Lewis

2009-05-15

222

Synthesis and characterization of cyclic acetal based degradable hydrogels  

Microsoft Academic Search

While many synthetic, hydrolytically degradable hydrogels have been developed for biomedical applications, there are only a few examples whose polymer backbone does not form acidic products upon degradation. In order to address this concern, we proposed to develop a hydrogel based on a cyclic acetal unit that produces diols and propanals upon hydrolytic degradation. In particular, we proposed the fabrication

Sachiko Kaihara; Shuichi Matsumura; John P. Fisher

2008-01-01

223

pKa of acetate in water: a computational study.  

PubMed

Several computational methods including the conductor-like polarizable continuum model, CPCM with both UAKS and UAHF cavities, Cramer and Truhlar's generalized Born solvation model, SM5.4(AM1), SM5.4(PM3), and SM5.43R(mPW1PW91/6-31+G(d)), and mixed QM/MM-Ewald simulations were used to calculate the pK(a) values of acetate and bicarbonate anions in aqueous solution. This work provided a critical and comprehensive assessment of the quality of these theoretical models in the calculation of aqueous solvation free energies for the singly charged acetate and bicarbonate ions, as well as the doubly charged acetate dianion and carbonate dianion. It was shown that QM/MM-Ewald simulations could give an accurate and consistent evaluation of the pK(a) values of acetate and bicarbonate based on both the relative and absolute pK(a) formulas, while other methods could yield satisfactory results only for certain calculations. However, this does not mean that the current QM/MM-Ewald protocol is superior to other methods. The useful information obtained in this investigation is that both the absolute and relative pK(a) formulas should better be tested in accurate calculations of pK(a) values based on any methods. PMID:16863127

Gao, Daqing; Svoronos, Paris; Wong, Peter K; Maddalena, Deborah; Hwang, Junwoong; Walker, Hughton

2005-12-01

224

Miscibility Between Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers and Tackifier Resins  

Microsoft Academic Search

A series of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) were blended with various kinds of tackifiers and the miscibility between the components was investigated. The miscibility of the blend is illustrated as a phase diagram. The EVA and modified rosin systems tended to have a phase diagram with lower critical solution temperature (LCST), whereas the EVA and petroleum resin systems tended

Mototsugu Takemoto; Takuma Karasawa; Hiroshi Mizumachi; Mikio Kajiyama

2000-01-01

225

Original article Effect of 1-naphthalene acetic acid concentrations and  

E-print Network

) Abstract - Field experiments were performed in two successive seasons at the Experimental Station, Faculty.). Cotton plants were sprayed with the growth regulator 1-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) once (90 days after planting (DAP)), or twice (90 and 105 DAP) or three times (90, 105 and 120 DAP), during the square

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

226

Effects of acetic acid on light scattering from cells  

PubMed Central

Abstract. Acetic acid has been used for decades as an aid for the detection of precancerous cervical lesions, and the use of acetic acid is being investigated in several other tissues. Nonetheless, the mechanism of acetowhitening is unclear. This work tests some of the hypotheses in the literature and measures changes in light scattering specific to the nucleus and the cytoplasm. Wide angle side scattering from both the nucleus and the cytoplasm increases with acetic application to tumorigenic cells, with the increase in nuclear scattering being greater. In one cell line, the changes in nuclear scattering are likely due to an increase in number or scattering efficiency of scattering centers smaller than the wavelength of excitation light. There are likely several cellular changes that cause acetowhitening and the cellular changes may differ with cell type. These results should lead to a better understanding of acetowhitening and potentially the development of adjunct techniques to improve the utility of acetic acid application. For the well-studied case of cervical tissue, acetowhitening has been shown to be sensitive, but not specific for oncogenic changes needing treatment. PMID:23224185

Marina, Oana C.; Sanders, Claire K.; Mourant, Judith R.

2012-01-01

227

An in vitro investigation of water sorption and solubility of two acetal denture base materials.  

PubMed

Acetal resins have been used as an alternative denture base and clasp material recently. The aim of this study was to compare water sorption and water solubility of pink and white acetal resins as compared to a heat-polymerized polymethyl methacrylate resin (PMMA). The tests were performed in accordance with International Standards Organization specification No: 1567. Pink acetal resin showed significantly lower water sorption than heat-polymerized acrylic resin and white acetal resin. PMMA showed significantly higher solubility than pink and white acetal resin. Water sorption and solubility of PMMA, pink and white acetal resins were within the ISO specification limit. PMID:16180637

Arikan, Ayla; Ozkan, Yasemin Kulak; Arda, Tugberk; Akalin, Buket

2005-09-01

228

High pressure vapour–liquid equilibria of the binary and some of the ternary and multicomponent mixtures of the carbon dioxide + acetic anhydride + ?-methylbenzyl alcohol + acetic acid + ?-methylbenzyl acetate system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bubble-point pressures of the binary systems CO2+acetic anhydride, CO2+?-methylbenzyl alcohol, and CO2+?-methylbenzyl acetate were measured in the temperature range of 283–363K up to 15MPa in a high pressure capillary glass tube apparatus, using the synthetic method. The binary mixture CO2+acetic acid was measured for x=0.4962 and compared with previously published results. For the system CO2+?-methylbenzyl alcohol, data of the three-phase

Lourdes Calvo; Theo W. de Loos

2006-01-01

229

Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest. XXVI. Acetic Acid ,,CH3COOH...  

E-print Network

Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest. XXVI. Acetic Acid ,,CH3COOH... V The microwave spectrum of acetic acid is critically reviewed and supplemented with spectral frequency; microwave spectrum; radio astronomy; rota- tional transitions. CONTENTS 1. Introduction

Magee, Joseph W.

230

The formation of acetic acid from carbon dioxide and hydrogen by anaerobic spore-forming bacteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Further experiments on an anaerobic bacillus synthesising acetic acid from CO2 and H2 are described. The organism in question was classified asClostridium aceticum n.sp. Acetic acid is also formed from sugar.

K. T. Wieringa

1939-01-01

231

PolarIndole-3-acetic AcidDiffusion inNonliving and  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polarindole-3-acetic acidmovementwasobserved inkilled plantsegments andinartificial modelsystems. Thepolar dif- fusion ofindole-3-acetic acidwasobserved intissue killed by chemical orphysical meansinan agar-plant systemandina multicelled Plexiglas dialysis chambercontaining hypocotyl tissue gradients orgradients ofanionexchange material. Itwassuggested thatpolar indole-3-acetic acidmovement in excised segments maybeareflection ofthediffusion ofindole- 3-acetic acidthrough asymmetric gradients ofmaterials with binding characteristics somewhatsimilar toionexchange. Thatpolar movementofIAA isan active process, pre- sumably dependent upon\\

W. R. KRUL

232

Investigations of sodium acetate trihydrate for solar latent heat storage, controlling the melting point  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The addition of different acetate salts and acetamide lowers the melting point of sodium acetate trihydrate. Between 0 and 10 percent of lithium acetate dihydrate a linear relationship was observed between the melting point and the molal concentration, and the cryoscopic constant of Kf = -6.8 C (+ or - 10 percent) was evaluated. Information on dissociation or dimerization of the various additives could be deduced from the results. The positive properties of sodium acetate trihydrate were retained.

Ulman, A.; Valentin, B.

1983-09-01

233

Oral acetate supplementation after prolonged moderate intensity exercise enhances early muscle glycogen resynthesis in horses.  

PubMed

Oral acetate supplementation enhances glycogen synthesis in some mammals. However, while acetate is a significant energy source for skeletal muscle at rest in horses, its effects on glycogen resynthesis are unknown. We hypothesized that administration of an oral sodium acetate-acetic acid solution with a typical grain and hay meal after glycogen-depleting exercise would result in a rapid appearance of acetate in blood with rapid uptake by skeletal muscle. It was further hypothesized that acetate taken up by muscle would be converted to acetyl CoA (and acetylcarnitine), which would be metabolized to CO2 and water via the tricarboxylic acid cycle, generating ATP within the mitochondria and thereby allowing glucose taken up by muscle to be preferentially incorporated into glycogen. Gluteus medius biopsies and jugular venous blood were sampled from nine exercise-conditioned horses on two separate occasions, at rest and for 24 h following a competition exercise test (CET) designed to simulate the speed and endurance test of a 3 day event. After the CETs, horses were allowed water ad libitum and either 8 l of a hypertonic sodium acetate-acetic acid solution via nasogastric gavage followed by a typical hay-grain meal (acetate treatment) or a hay-grain meal alone (control treatment). The CET significantly decreased muscle glycogen concentration by 21 and 17% in the acetate and control treatments, respectively. Acetate supplementation resulted in a rapid and sustained increase in plasma [acetate]. Skeletal muscle [acetyl CoA] and [acetylcarnitine] were increased at 4 h of recovery in the acetate treatment, suggesting substantial tissue extraction of the supplemented acetate. Acetate supplementation also resulted in an enhanced rate of muscle glycogen resynthesis during the initial 4 h of the recovery period compared with the control treatment; however, by 24 h of recovery there was no difference in glycogen replenishment between trials. It is concluded that oral acetate could be an alternative energy source in the horse. PMID:19429643

Waller, Amanda P; Geor, Raymond J; Spriet, Lawrence L; Heigenhauser, George J F; Lindinger, Michael I

2009-08-01

234

Isothermal decomposition of gamma-irradiated dysprosium acetate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Isothermal decomposition of un-irradiated and pre-gamma-irradiated dysprosium acetate [Dy(CH3COO)(3)] has been investigated at different temperatures between 603-623 K. Irradiation was observed to enhance the rate of decomposition without modifying the mechanism of the thermal decomposition. Thermal decomposition of dysposium acetate is shown to proceed by a nucleation and growth mechanism (Avarmi-Erofe'ev equation) both for un-irradiated and pre-gamma-irradiated samples. The enhancement of the decomposition was found to increase with an increase in the gamma-ray dose applied to the sample and may be attributed to an increase in point defects and formation of additional nucleation centers generated in the host lattice. Thermodynamic values of the main decomposition process were calculated and evaluated.

Mahfouz, R. M.; Al-Shehri, S. M.; Monshi, M. A. S.; Abd El-Salam, N. M.

235

Molecular glass photoresists based on acidolysis of acetal compounds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Molecular glass resists are low molecular-weight organic photoresist materials that readily form stable amorphous glasses above room temperature. They can lead to high resolution patterns. New families of ester acetal molecular glass materials have been created by the reaction between monocarboxylic acid and divinyl ethers. These organic materials are monodisperse and amorphous. They can be dissolved in common solvents and possess high thermal stability. The ester acetal compounds can be quickly decomposed at the presence of strong acid generated by photoacid generator (PAG) at room temperature or higher temperature and become easily soluble in dilute aqueous base. They can form positive photoresists together with PAG. The lithographic performance of the resist materials is being evaluated.

Wang, Liyuan; Zhai, Xiaoxiao; Xu, Na

2008-03-01

236

Mode of Action of the Antibacterial Compound Dequalinium Acetate  

PubMed Central

Dequalinium acetate is taken up rapidly by bacterial cells. Unlike the membrane-active drugs exemplified by cetrimide or chlorhexidine, its capacity for damaging the plasma membrane is low. The drug appears to penetrate quite rapidly into the cytoplasm where its effect seems to be exerted. A review of the evidence obtained in this study suggests that nucleic acid-containing components of the cell may be the prime target of this compound. PMID:4975451

Hugo, W. B.; Frier, M.

1969-01-01

237

Acetic Acid Synthesis by Catalytic Carbonylation of Methanol  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetic acid synthesis via the carbonylation of methanol is one of the most important industrial applications\\u000a of catalysis using organometallic compounds. All the group 9 metals are active, with processes based on\\u000a cobalt, rhodium and iridium having been developed since the 1960s. This paper surveys some of the more\\u000a recent approaches employed for improving the performance of the rhodium- and

Anthony Haynes

238

Crosslinkable poly(vinyl acetate) emulsions for wood adhesive  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to enhance the water resistance and the heat resistance of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) emulsion adhesive, by providing the emulsion with controllable thermosetting capability. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Emulsion polymerisation was used to synthesise PVAc\\/VeoVa 10 copolymers with varying proportions of acetoacetoxyethyl methacrylate (AAEM) incorporated in the copolymer chains. The AAEM component provided sites for

Jia Lu; Allan J. Easteal; Neil R. Edmonds

2011-01-01

239

Acetic Acid Bacteria Taxonomy from Early Descriptions to Molecular Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

The exploitation of acetic acid bacteria (AAB) has a long history in fermentation processes and now represents an emerging\\u000a field in biotechnological applications, especially with regard to the biosynthesis of useful chemicals with a potentially\\u000a high economic value and, in food science, through the standardization of microbiological processes for the manufacture of\\u000a both vinegar and other fermented beverages.

Maria Gullo; Paolo Giudici

240

DELAYED IMPLANTATION IN INTACT RATS TREATED WITH MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary. Intact, female Holtzman rats were treated daily with medroxyprogesterone acetate (map; Provera) in corn oil, beginning on the day of insemination. This caused delay of implantation in 14% (0\\\\m=.\\\\5mg\\/day) to 100% (2\\\\m=.\\\\4mg\\/day) of the animals tested. It is possible that map suppresses the synthesis or the release of luteinizing hormone (lh) from the pituitary gland and thus prevents the

LESTER E. BARNES; ROLAND K. MEYER

1964-01-01

241

Gonadotrophin-induced ovulation in melengestrol acetate treated female goat.  

PubMed

Adult, Black Bengal goats synchronized to oestrus with Melengestrol Acetate (MGA) could be subjected to superovulation with 1000 IU of the Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotrophin (PMSG). However, with 500 IU of PMSG higher rate of ovulation observed only in goats above one year age was not significant. Results indicate that the successful superovulation in MGA synchronized goats depend both on the dosage of the PMSG, as well as upon the age of the treated animal. PMID:6682831

Sanwal, P C; Pande, J K; Varshney, V P; Mogha, I V

1983-01-01

242

The environmental fate of anabolic steroid trenbolone acetate  

Microsoft Academic Search

17?-trenbolone Acetate (TBA) is a synthetic anabolic hormone widely used in beef cattle across the U.S. TBA is administered as a subcutaneous implant and often in combination with 17?-estradiol (E2) for growth promotion in beef cattle. Implanted cattle excrete primarily 17?-trenbolone along with small amounts of 17?-trenbolone and trendione. Quantifying the fate of these hormones after being land-applied is important

Bushra Khan

2009-01-01

243

Use of fibre wastes from production of acetate fibres  

SciTech Connect

The rational use of production wastes is an important part of the Fergana Chemical Fibre Plant in Russia. This recycling reduces the negative effect of the technological process on the environment, increases the economy of production, and produces additional consumer goods. Consumer goods began to be produced at the plant in 1978 with processing of amide-acetate textured fibres into yarn for hand knitting. The need to increase the volumes and expand the variety of goods for the market predetermined an important increase in production of this product. Production of consumer goods has increased since 1990, and both fibre wastes and untreated low-grade fibres and filaments have been used as the starting material. Technological processes for processing wastes and low-grade figured, textured polyamide-acetate fibres into knitting yarn, haberdashery cord, and finishing tape and fringe were created and introduced in subsequent years. The primary technological formulation for production of these materials is well known and is used in light industry. However, production of each type of product in the plant was preceded by research related to selection of the optimum linear density of the filaments used, composition of blends, and the structure of figured fibres, as well as the concrete technological parameters and operating regimes of the equipment to produce articles of the required quality. Development and testing of new decorative textiles are continuing. Low grade and nonstandard acetate semifinished fibre from spinning machines and low grade, bulk dyed acetate fibres have been selected as the raw material for fabrication of these articles.

Askarov, M.I.; Tashpulatova, A.B.

1995-07-01

244

Ferroelectric thin film bismuth titanate prepared from acetate precursors  

SciTech Connect

Bismuth titanate (Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 12}) thin films were fabricated by spin coat deposition followed by rapid thermal processing (RTP). Acetate derived solutions for deposition were synthesized by blending bismuth acetate in aqueous acetic acid and then adding titanium acetate. A series of electrically insulating, semiconducting and conducting substrates were evaluated for Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 12} film deposition. While X-ray diffraction and TEM analyses indicated that the initial perovskite crystallization temperature was 500{degrees}C or less for these Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 12} films, a 700{degrees}C crystallization treatment was used to obtain single phase perovskite films. Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 12} film crystallographic orientation was shown to depend on three factors: substrate surface morphology, the number of coating layers and thermal processing. While preferred c-direction orientation was observed for Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 12} films deposited on silver foil substrates, preferred a-direction orientation was obtained for films deposited on both Si and Pt coated Si wafers. The films were dense, smooth, crack free, and had grain sizes ranging from 20 nm to 100 nm. Film thickness and refractive index were determined using a combination of ellipsometry, waveguide refractometry and TEM measurements. Both low field dielectric and ferroelectric properties were measured for an 800 nm thick film deposited on a Pt coated MgO substrate. A remanent polarization of 38 {mu}C/cm{sup 2} and a coercive field of 98 kV/cm were measured for this film that was crystallized at 700{degrees}C.

Lu, Yanxia; Hoelzer, D.T.; Schulze, W.A. [Alfred Univ., NY (United States); Tuttle, B.A.; Potter, B.G. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-10-01

245

[Cyproterone acetate - ethinylestradiol treatment of hirsutism, acne, seborrhea and alopecia].  

PubMed

Twenty-five female patients, aged 14 to 49, and suffering from syptoms of virilization (hirsutism, acne, seborrhea and alopecia) were treated with an estrogen-progestogen combinantion, i.e. cyproterone acetate and ethinylestradiol, having antiandrogenic and antiovulatory action. Patients were submitted to monitoring by means of a series of laboratory tests in order to detect any toxic or hormonal effects that might occur. In most cases symptoms of virilization were significantly reduced, while untoward side effects were not noted. PMID:127497

Nardi, M; De Aloysio, D; Busacchi, P; Flamigni, C

1975-06-01

246

The production of isoamyl acetate using immobilized lipases in a solvent-free system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Isoamyl acetate production was investigated using immobilized Rhizomucor miehei and Candida antarctica lipases by esterification of acetic acid with isoamyl alcohol in a solvent-free system. The acid–alcohol molar ratio, enzyme type and amount, reaction time, temperature and shaking rate were chosen as efficient reaction parameters. The initial reaction rate, isoamyl acetate concentration and conversion values obtained using Novozym 435 were

Afife Güvenç; Nurcan Kapucu; Ülkü Mehmeto?lu

2002-01-01

247

40 CFR 721.8658 - Modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary ammonium compound (generic).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary ammonium...Chemical Substances § 721.8658 Modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary ammonium...substance identified generically as modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary...

2011-07-01

248

40 CFR 721.8658 - Modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary ammonium compound (generic).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary ammonium...Chemical Substances § 721.8658 Modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary ammonium...substance identified generically as modified polymer of vinyl acetate and quaternary...

2010-07-01

249

Modeling of Escherichia coli growth and acetate formation under different operational conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

A kinetic model for Escherichia coli growth and acetate formation is presented. Stoichiometric and energy balances reduce the number of kinetic equations to estimate. The formulation results in linear relations which establish the dependence of glucose consumption rate and acetate consumption rate with the independent rates, biomass and acetate formation rate. The proposed model has been used to simulate batch

Mar??a Jesus Guardia; Eloy Garc??a Calvo

2001-01-01

250

The enumeration and identification of acetic acid bacteria from South African red wine fermentations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetic acid bacteria are microorganisms that can profoundly influence the quality of wine. Surprisingly, little research has been done on these microorganisms in the winemaking field. The object of this study was to investigate the occurrence of acetic acid bacteria in South African red wine fermentations and to identify the dominant species occurring. Acetic acid bacteria were isolated and enumerated

W. J. Du Toit; M. G. Lambrechts

2002-01-01

251

21 CFR 175.350 - Vinyl acetate/crotonic acid copolymer.  

...2014-04-01 false Vinyl acetate/crotonic acid copolymer. 175.350 Section 175.350... § 175.350 Vinyl acetate/crotonic acid copolymer. A copolymer of vinyl acetate and crotonic acid may be safely used as a coating or...

2014-04-01

252

EVALUATION OF NATURAL SOURCE VITAMIN E, RRR--TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, AS AN ALTERNATIVE MICRONUTRIENT SOURCE AND  

E-print Network

EVALUATION OF NATURAL SOURCE VITAMIN E, RRR--TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, AS AN ALTERNATIVE MICRONUTRIENT APPROVAL EVALUATION OF NATURAL SOURCE VITAMIN E, RRR--TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, AS AN ALTERNATIVE MICRONUTRIENT: Evaluation of Natural Source Vitamin E, RRR--Tocopheryl Acetate, as an Alternative Micronutrient Source

253

The critical temperatures and densities of acetic acid?water mixtures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The critical temperatures and densities of acetic acid?water mixtures have been measured using a sealed ampule method. The measurements for pure acetic acid were compared with data reported in the literature and were found to be in good agreement. It is shown that the critical temperatures of acetic acid?water mixtures increase with the addition of water, and that the critical

V. Vandana; Amyn S. Teja

1995-01-01

254

Identification of dihydrogalangal acetate in galangal [Alpinia galangal (L.) Swartz] extracts.  

PubMed

Dihydrogalangal acetate has been discovered for the first time in galangal roots [Alpinia galangal (L.) Swartz]. The compound has a taste sensation similar to galangal acetatethe pungent principle of galangalbut it is more stable in food and beverage applications. Therefore, dihydrogalangal acetate provides many advantages as a flavor ingredient for alcohol enhancement and taste modification. Dihydrogalangal acetate is present in approximately 0.0005% of fresh roots and in about 0.004% of dried roots. (S)-Dihydrogalangal acetate is found as the main optical isomer in galangal roots (98%), while its minor (R)-isomer is less abundant (2%). Enantiomers of galangal acetate and dihydrogalangal acetate were separated and evaluated by sensory analysis. (R)-Galangal acetate has a very faint woody and sweet aroma, and (R)-dihydrogalangal acetate is almost odorless, while (S)-galangal acetate has strong and (S)-dihydrogalangal acetate has weak pungent and woody notes. Although the aroma characters of these optical isomers are different, taste sensations were found to have no significant differences among galangal acetate, dihydrogalangal acetate, and their optical isomers. PMID:19265449

Yang, Xiaogen; Rohr, Martin; Jordan, Jason

2009-04-22

255

Inhibition of C4 photosynthesis by (benzamidooxy)acetic acid.  

PubMed

(Benzamidooxy)acetic acid (common name benzadox) which has herbicidal properties was evaluated as a potential inhibitor of photosynthesis in C4 plants. Among enzymes of the C4 pathway, it was a relatively strong inhibitor of alanine aminotransferase in in vitro experiments at concentrations of 5mM. In benzadox treated leaves of Panicum miliaceum, a NAD-malic enzyme type C4 species, there was strong inhibition of both alanine and aspartate aminotransferase and of photosynthetic O2 evolution within one hour. Consistent with the inhibition of these enzymes of the C4 cycle, the pool sizes of metabolites of the cycle was altered: the aspartate level was increased two fold, while the levels of other metabolites such as pyruvate, alanine, oxalacetate and malate were decreased. Kinetic studies with partially purified alanine aminotransferase showed that benzadox is a competitive inhibitor with respect to alanine and a noncompetitive inhibitor with respect to 2-oxoglutarate. Comparisons between the structures and inhibitory actions of benzadox and (aminooxy)acetic acid, the latter a potent inhibitor of alanine and aspartate aminotransferases, suggest that in vivo, benzadox may exert its effect through metabolism to (aminooxy)acetic acid. PMID:24458342

Nakamoto, H; Ku, M S; Edwards, G E

1982-12-01

256

Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Potential Problems for Photovoltaic Packaging: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Photovoltaic (PV) devices are typically encapsulated using ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) to provide mechanical support, optical coupling, electrical isolation, and protection against environmental exposure. Under exposure to atmospheric water and/or ultraviolet radiation, EVA will decompose to produce acetic acid, lowering the pH and increasing the surface corrosion rates of embedded devices. Even though acetic acid is produced at a very slow rate, it may not take much to catalyze reactions that lead to rapid module deterioration. Another consideration is that the glass transition of EVA, as measured using dynamic mechanical analysis, begins at temperatures of about ?15 C. Temperatures lower than this can be reached for extended periods of time in some climates. Because of increased moduli below the glass transition temperature, a module may be more vulnerable to damage if a mechanical load is applied by snow or wind at low temperatures. Modules using EVA should not be rated for use at such low temperatures without additional low-temperature mechanical testing beyond the scope of UL 1703.

Kempe, M. D.; Jorgensen, G. J.; Terwilliger, K. M.; McMahon, T. J.; Kennedy, C. E.; Borek, T. T.

2006-05-01

257

Treatment of clozapine-induced priapism by goserline acetate injection.  

PubMed

Clozapine (Denzapine) is a treatment for resistant schizophrenia. Among the serious but rare side effects of clozapine are agranulocytosis and priapism. We hereby present the case of a 30-year-old man with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who has spent nearly 12 years of his adult life on various psychiatric in-patient units including open wards, secure units, psychiatric intensive care units and rehab wards. Diagnosed at the age of 15, he only responded to clozapine at the age of 18. Whilst being on clozapine he developed priapism in June 2010 and needed emergency surgical treatment in the form of surgical decompression. He again responded only to clozapine and fortunately he did not redevelop priapism; however, he was readmitted in February 2011 due to relapse, and he remained resistant to other antipsychotics. He was rechallenged with clozapine and recovered, but unfortunately redeveloped priapism which required emergency surgical and medical intervention (goserline acetate and tinzaperin injection). In order to relieve the recurrent priapism, he agreed to continue clozapine and goserline acetate injection. This decision was made by the patient in a compos mentis state. As far as we are aware, this is the first time goserline acetate has been reported as a successful treatment for clozapine-induced priapism. PMID:24167706

Kashyap, Gursharan Lal; Nayar, Jitendra; Bashier, Adnan; Varghese, Soosamma

2013-10-01

258

Comparative study of uptake and cellular distribution of Hg²°³-labeled phenyl-mercuric acetate and mercuric acetate by pea roots  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uptake and cellular distribution of mercury²°³ from dilute mercuric acetate of phenylmercuric acetate solutions by excised pea roots (Pisum sativum) have been investigated. The time course of uptake showed that the amount of mercury uptake was increased with the time of incubation, and was similar for inorganic mercury or phenylmercuric acetate. The trend of mercury²°³ incorporation into cellular components from

A. V. Rao; E. Fallin; S. C. Fang

1966-01-01

259

Demonstration, using Desulfobacter sp., of two pools of acetate with different biological availabilities in marine pore water  

Microsoft Academic Search

Desulfobacter sp. (Strain 3ac10), an acetate-utilizing sulphatereducing bacteria, was added to sterile marine pore water spiked with 14C-acetate, and changes in both the natural acetate pool and the added 14C-acetate were measured over time. Initially, both the added 14C-acetate and the chemically measured acetate were rapidly mineralized, but then the rate of removal decreased and a significant amount (approximately 20%)

R. J. Parkes; J. Taylor; D. Jørck-Ramberg

1984-01-01

260

Acetate/acetyl-CoA metabolism associated with cancer fatty acid synthesis: Overview and application.  

PubMed

Understanding cancer-specific metabolism is important for identifying novel targets for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Induced acetate/acetyl CoA metabolism is a notable feature that is related to fatty acid synthesis supporting tumor growth. In this review, we focused on the recent findings related to cancer acetate/acetyl CoA metabolism. We also introduce [1-(11)C]acetate positron emission tomography (PET), which is a useful tool to visualize up-regulation of acetate/acetyl CoA metabolism in cancer, and discuss the utility of [1-(11)C]acetate PET in cancer diagnosis and its application to personalized medicine. PMID:24569091

Yoshii, Yukie; Furukawa, Takako; Saga, Tsuneo; Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa

2015-01-28

261

Electrophilic cyclization of ?- and ?-geranyl acetates by mercury(II) trifluoroacetate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electrophilic cyclization of ?-geranyl acetate promoted by mercury(II) trifluoroacetate leads to mixtures of ?- and ?-5?H-cyclogeranyl acetate derivatives and 6?-hydroxy-5?H-and 6?-hydroxy-5?H-cyclogeranyl acetate derivatives mercurated at the C-3 atom. The ratio of the unsaturated and hydroxymercurated products\\u000a depends on the reaction conditions. ?-Geranyl acetate reacts with mercury(II) trifluoroacetate to give a mixture of 6?-hydroxy-5?H-and 6?-hydroxy-5?H-geranyl acetates, mercurated at C-9, with an

V. N. Kulchitski; N. D. Ungur; P. F. Vlad

1997-01-01

262

Elevated acetate concentrations in the rhizosphere of Spartina alterniflora and potential influences on sulfate reduction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Acetate is important in anaerobic metabolism of non-vegetated sediments but its role in salt marsh soils was not investigated thoroughly. Acetate concentrations, oxidation (C-14) and SO4(2-) reduction (S-35) were measured in S. alterniflora soils in NH and MA. Pore water from cores contained greater than 0.1 mM acetate and in some instances greater than 1.0 mM. Non-destructive samples contained less than 0.01 mM. Acetate was associated with roots and concentrations were highest during vegetative growth and varied with changes in plant physiology. Acetate turnover was very low whether whole core or slurry incubations were used. Radiotracers injected directly into soils yielded rates of SO4(2-) reduction and acetate oxidation not significantly different from core incubation techniques. Regardless of incubation method, acetate oxidation did not account for a significant percentage of SO4(2-) reduction. These results differ markedly from data for non-vegetated coastal sediments where acetate levels are low, oxidation rate constants are high and acetate oxidation rates greatly exceed rates of SO4(2-) reduction. The discrepancy between rates of acetate oxidation and SO4(2-) reduction in marsh soils may be due either to the utilization of substrates other than acetate by SO4(2-) reducers or artifacts associated with measurements of organic utilization by rhizosphere bacteria.

Hines, Mark E.; Tugel, Joyce B.; Giblin, A. E.; Banta, G. T.; Hobbie, J. E.

1992-01-01

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Acetobacter aceti Possesses a Proton Motive Force-Dependent Efflux System for Acetic Acid  

PubMed Central

Acetic acid bacteria are obligate aerobes able to oxidize ethanol, sugar alcohols, and sugars into their corresponding acids. Among them, Acetobacter and Gluconacetobacter species have very high ethanol oxidation capacity, leading to accumulation of vast amounts of acetic acid outside the cell. Since these bacteria are able to grow in media with high concentrations of acetic acid, they must possess a specific mechanism such as an efflux pump by which they can resist the toxic effects of acetic acid. In this study, the efflux pump of Acetobacter aceti IFO 3283 was examined using intact cells and membrane vesicles. The accumulation of acetic acid/acetate in intact cells was increased by the addition of a proton uncoupler and/or cyanide, suggesting the presence of an energy-dependent efflux system. To confirm this, right-side-out and inside-out membrane vesicles were prepared from A. aceti IFO 3283, and the accumulation of acetic acid/acetate in the vesicles was examined. Upon the addition of a respiratory substrate, the accumulation of acetic acid/acetate in the right-side-out vesicles was largely decreased, while its accumulation was very much increased in the inside-out vesicles. These respiration-dependent phenomena observed in both types of membrane vesicles were all sensitive to a proton uncoupler. Acetic acid/acetate uptake in the inside-out membrane vesicles was dependent not on ATP but on the proton motive force. Furthermore, uptake was shown to be rather specific for acetic acid and to be pH dependent, because higher uptake was observed at lower pH. Thus, A. aceti IFO 3283 possesses a proton motive force-dependent efflux pump for acetic acid. PMID:15968043

Matsushita, Kazunobu; Inoue, Taketo; Adachi, Osao; Toyama, Hirohide

2005-01-01

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Propionate stimulates pyruvate oxidation in the presence of acetate.  

PubMed

Flux through pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) in the heart may be reduced by various forms of injury to the myocardium, or by oxidation of alternative substrates in normal heart tissue. It is important to distinguish these two mechanisms because imaging of flux through PDH based on the appearance of hyperpolarized (HP) [(13)C]bicarbonate derived from HP [1-(13)C]pyruvate has been proposed as a method for identifying viable myocardium. The efficacy of propionate for increasing PDH flux in the setting of PDH inhibition by an alternative substrate was studied using isotopomer analysis paired with exams using HP [1-(13)C]pyruvate. Hearts from C57/bl6 mice were supplied with acetate (2 mM) and glucose (8.25 mM). (13)C NMR spectra were acquired in a cryogenically cooled probe at 14.1 Tesla. After addition of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate, (13)C NMR signals from lactate, alanine, malate, and aspartate were easily detected, in addition to small signals from bicarbonate and CO2. The addition of propionate (2 mM) increased appearance of HP [(13)C]bicarbonate >30-fold without change in O2 consumption. Isotopomer analysis of extracts from the freeze-clamped hearts indicated that acetate was the preferred substrate for energy production, glucose contribution to energy production was minimal, and anaplerosis was stimulated in the presence of propionate. Under conditions where production of acetyl-CoA is dominated by the availability of an alternative substrate, acetate, propionate markedly stimulated PDH flux as detected by the appearance of hyperpolarized [(13)C]bicarbonate from metabolism of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate. PMID:25320331

Purmal, Colin; Kucejova, Blanka; Sherry, A Dean; Burgess, Shawn C; Malloy, Craig R; Merritt, Matthew E

2014-10-15

265

[Histrelin acetate--the first once yearly LHRH agonist].  

PubMed

Long-acting synthetic luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonists have become the mainstay for androgen-deprivation therapy, because they avoid the physical and psychological discomfort associated with orchidectomy and lack the potential cardiotoxicity associated with estrogens such as diethylstilbestrol. Currently available luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonist analogues include leuprolide, goserelin, triptorelin, degarelix and buserelin were administered as either intramuscular or subcutaneous depot injections on a 1, 2, 3 or 6 months basis. Histrelin acetate is the first long-acting luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonist available as a once-yearly subcutaneous implant. PMID:22165080

Altarac, Silvio

2011-01-01

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2-Amino-5-chloro-pyridinium trifluoro-acetate.  

PubMed

The asymmetric unit of the title salt, C(5)H(6)ClN(2) (+)·C(2)F(3)O(2) (-), contains two independent 2-amino-5-chloro-pyridinium cations and two independent trifluoro-acetate anions. The F atoms of both anions are disordered over two sets of positions, with occupancy ratios of 0.672?(12):0.328?(12) and 0.587?(15):0.413?(15). In the crystal, the cations and anions are linked via N-H?O and C-H?O hydrogen bonds, forming a two-dimensional network parallel to (001). PMID:21580623

Hemamalini, Madhukar; Fun, Hoong-Kun

2010-01-01

267

Synthesis and Decarboxylative Coupling of Sulfonyl Acetic Esters  

E-print Network

, the anion is stabilized and that the pK a ’s are generally 32 or lower for the corresponding conjugate acid. 22 This seems to be the upper limit of where the barrier for decarboxylation becomes insurmountable and the rate of DCA becomes too slow... (DCA) of sulfones by looking at the simple unsubstituted allyl ester of ?-sulfonyl acetic acid, synthesized via a DCC/DMAP coupling, in the presence of a Pd catalyst. 29 First we screened solvents (Table 1.1) and observed, in every solvent tried...

Weaver, Jimmie Dean

2010-04-28

268

Kinetic Modeling of Esterification of Ethylene Glycol with Acetic Acid  

SciTech Connect

The reaction kinetics of the esterification of ethylene glycol with acetic acid in the presence of cation exchange resin has been studied and kinetic models based on empirical and Langmuir approach has been developed. The Langmuir based model involving eight kinetic parameters fits experimental data much better compared to empirical model involving four kinetic parameters. The effect of temperature and catalyst loading on the reaction system has been analyzed. Further, the activation energy and frequency factor of the rate constants for Langmuir based model has been estimated.

Yadav, Vishnu P.; Maity, Sunil K. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Ordnance Factory Estate, Yeddumailiram-502205, Andhra Pradesh (India); Mukherjee, Rudra Palash [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur-713209, West Bengal (India); Bantraj, Kandi [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela-769008, Orissa (India)

2010-10-26

269

Microbial community of acetate utilizing denitrifiers in aerobic granules  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aerobic sludge granules cultivated at high organic loading rates could effectively convert 100–700 mg l?1 nitrite to nitrogen gas with 400 or 1,200 mg l?1 dosed acetate. The denitrifying microbial community structure of the so-cultivated granules was investigated by 16S rRNA\\u000a gene sequences and localized using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The 16S rRNA gene phylotypes in the clone library\\u000a and FISH probes

Sunil S. Adav; Duu-Jong Lee; J. Y. Lai

2010-01-01

270

Phonon transport in an initially twisted polyvinyl acetate nanofiber  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A reduction in phonon thermal conductivity enhances thermoelectric performance. One method to accomplish this is by applying mechanical stress to a nanostructure. We consider an initially twisted 20 nm polyvinyl acetate nanofiber undergoing torsion. Our analytical method uses the continuum approach of Mooney's model. Torsion modifies the phonon dispersion. Angles of twist between 45° and 70° reduce the averaged phonon group velocity and the phonon thermal conductivity but when these angles are increased further, this conductivity increases. This suggests a phonon engineering approach to tune the thermal conductivity of nanomaterials.

Liangruksa, Monrudee; Puri, Ishwar K.

2013-05-01

271

Prednisolone acetate-eluting novel biodegradable vascular stents for implantation  

E-print Network

25.10.2006 GPEN 2006 October 25-27 University of Kansas, Lawrence 1 PREDNISOLONE ACETATE-ELUTING NOVEL BIODEGRADABLE VASCULAR STENTS FOR IMPLANTATION Pharm. (M.Sc.) Can Sarisozen Assist. Prof. Dr. Betul Arica, Prof.Dr. Sema Calis, Prof.Dr. A... ve R e l ease S1 S2 S3 S4 Microsphere IncorporatedPLGA (50:50)S4 PA IncorporatedPLGA (50:50)S3 Microsphere IncorporatedPLGA (75:25)S2 PA IncorporatedPLGA (75:25)S1 PA or MicrospheresPolymerFormulation Code 25.10.2006 GPEN 2006 October 25-27 University...

Sarisozen, Can

2006-10-25

272

Effects of electron beam irradiation of cellulose acetate cigarette filters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A method to reduce the molecular weight of cellulose acetate used in cigarette filters by using electron beam irradiation is demonstrated. Radiation levels easily obtained with commercially available electron accelerators result in a decrease in average molecular weight of about six-times with no embrittlement, or significant change in the elastic behavior of the filter. Since a first step in the biodegradation of cigarette filters is reduction in the filter material's molecular weight this invention has the potential to allow the production of significantly faster degrading filters.

Czayka, M.; Fisch, M.

2012-07-01

273

13C6-[Benzene Ring]-Indole-3-Acetic Acid  

PubMed Central

Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) labeled with 13C in the six carbons of the benzene ring is described for use as an internal standard for quantitative mass spectral analysis of IAA by gas chromatography/selected ion monitoring. [13C6]IAA was compared to the available deuterium labeled compounds and shown to offer the advantages of nonexchangeability of the isotope label, high isotopic enrichment, and chromatographic properties identical to that of the unlabeled compound. The utility of [13C6]IAA for measurement of endogenous IAA levels was demonstrated by analysis of IAA in Lemna gibba G-3. PMID:16664570

Cohen, Jerry D.; Baldi, Bruce G.; Slovin, Janet Pernise

1986-01-01

274

A Specialized Citric Acid Cycle Requiring Succinyl-Coenzyme A (CoA):Acetate CoA-Transferase (AarC) Confers Acetic Acid Resistance on the Acidophile Acetobacter aceti  

Microsoft Academic Search

Microbes tailor macromolecules and metabolism to overcome specific environmental challenges. Acetic acid bacteria perform the aerobic oxidation of ethanol to acetic acid and are generally resistant to high levels of these two membrane-permeable poisons. The citric acid cycle (CAC) is linked to acetic acid resistance in Acetobacter aceti by several observations, among them the oxidation of acetate to CO2 by

Elwood A. Mullins; Julie A. Francois; T. Joseph Kappock

2008-01-01

275

DISCOVERY OF METHYL ACETATE AND GAUCHE ETHYL FORMATE IN ORION  

SciTech Connect

We report on the discovery of methyl acetate, CH{sub 3}COOCH{sub 3}, through the detection of a large number of rotational lines from each one of the spin states of the molecule: AA species (A{sub 1} or A{sub 2}), EA species (E{sub 1}), AE species (E{sub 2}), and EE species (E{sub 3} or E{sub 4}). We also report, for the first time in space, the detection of the gauche conformer of ethyl formate, CH{sub 3}CH{sub 2}OCOH, in the same source. The trans conformer is also detected for the first time outside the Galactic center source SgrB2. From the derived velocity of the emission of methyl acetate, we conclude that it arises mainly from the compact ridge region with a total column density of (4.2 {+-} 0.5) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} cm{sup -2}. The derived rotational temperature is 150 K. The column density for each conformer of ethyl formate, trans and gauche, is (4.5 {+-} 1.0) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 14} cm{sup -2}. Their abundance ratio indicates a kinetic temperature of 135 K for the emitting gas and suggests that gas-phase reactions could participate efficiently in the formation of both conformers in addition to cold ice mantle reactions on the surface of dust grains.

Tercero, B.; Cernicharo, J.; Lopez, A.; Caro, G. M. Munoz [Department of Astrophysics, CAB, INTA-CSIC, Crta Torrejon-Ajalvir, km. 4, E-28850 Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain); Kleiner, I.; Nguyen, H. V. L., E-mail: terceromb@cab.inta-csic.es, E-mail: jcernicharo@cab.inta-csic.es, E-mail: lopezja@cab.inta-csic.es, E-mail: munozcg@cab.inta-csic.es, E-mail: isabelle.kleiner@lisa.u-pec.fr, E-mail: nguyen@pc.rwth-aachen.de [Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques, CNRS/IPSL UMR7583 et Universites Paris Diderot et Paris Est, 61 av. General de Gaulle, F-94010 Creteil (France)

2013-06-10

276

Transport Parameters in a Porous Cellulose Acetate Membrane  

PubMed Central

The transport parameters of a cellulose acetate membrane prepared from a mixture of cellulose acetate, formamide, and acetone, 25:25:50 by weight, were studied. The membrane consists of a thin, porous layer, the skin, in series with a thick, highly porous layer, the coarse support. In the skin the diffusional permeability coefficient, ?, of a number of small amides and alcohols depends critically upon the partition coefficient, Ks, the size of the molecule, and the apparent hydrogen-bonding ability, Ns, of the solute. These observations are in general agreement with our earlier conclusions on the properties of nonporous membranes. On the other hand, the corrected reflection coefficient, ?', is not a very sensitive function of either Ns or Ks taken separately. The correlation between ?' and molecular diameter is reasonably good; however, it is much improved when both Ns and Ks are taken into consideration. Isotope interaction was also studied in the present preparation and was found to provide only a small (5–8%) contribution to the diffusional permeability coefficient of ethylene glycol. The contribution of solute-water friction was found to be less than 24% of the total solute friction. PMID:5410490

DiPolo, R.; Sha'afi, R. I.; Solomon, A. K.

1970-01-01

277

The effect of vinyl acetate in acetoclastic methanogenesis.  

PubMed

The influence of vinyl acetate (VA) in the methanogenesis was evaluated, by using an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor of 1.5L. The reactor was operated at 33.5 g/L volatile suspended solids to 30±2 °C, a hydraulic residence time of 1 day, an organic loading rate of 1 kgCOD/m3/d of two different mixtures of VA and glucose. The VA was methanized to 81% when its proportion was of 10% into reactor loading rate, when VA proportion increased to 25%, the methane production rate decreased to 62% and the acetate production rate increased almost 8 times. These results indicated that VA was only hydrolyzed and glucose was not used as a co-substrate. The effect of glucose on VA methanogenic degradation was evaluated through batch reactors of 60 mL, concluding that the glucose supported the methanogenesis without favoring the VA elimination. On the other hand, the results of the sludge from the reactor in the presence of VA demonstrated that VA caused an irreversibly inhibition of acetoclastic methanogenesis when the anaerobic sludge was exposed to this compound. PMID:20933387

Durán, U; Gómez, J; Monroy, O; Ramírez, F

2011-01-01

278

Discovery of Methyl Acetate and Gauche Ethyl Formate in Orion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on the discovery of methyl acetate, CH3COOCH3, through the detection of a large number of rotational lines from each one of the spin states of the molecule: AA species (A1 or A2), EA species (E1), AE species (E2), and EE species (E3 or E4). We also report, for the first time in space, the detection of the gauche conformer of ethyl formate, CH3CH2OCOH, in the same source. The trans conformer is also detected for the first time outside the Galactic center source SgrB2. From the derived velocity of the emission of methyl acetate, we conclude that it arises mainly from the compact ridge region with a total column density of (4.2 ± 0.5) × 1015 cm-2. The derived rotational temperature is 150 K. The column density for each conformer of ethyl formate, trans and gauche, is (4.5 ± 1.0) × 1014 cm-2. Their abundance ratio indicates a kinetic temperature of 135 K for the emitting gas and suggests that gas-phase reactions could participate efficiently in the formation of both conformers in addition to cold ice mantle reactions on the surface of dust grains. This work was based on observations carried out with the IRAM 30 m telescope. IRAM is supported by INSU/CNRS (France), MPG (Germany), and IGN (Spain).

Tercero, B.; Kleiner, I.; Cernicharo, J.; Nguyen, H. V. L.; López, A.; Muñoz Caro, G. M.

2013-06-01

279

Gateways to clinical trials.  

PubMed

Gateways to Clinical Trials are a guide to the most recent clinical trials in current literature and congresses. The data in the following tables have been retrieved from the Clinical Trials Knowledge Area of Prous Science Integrity, the drug discovery and development portal, http://integrity.prous.com. This issue focuses on the following selection of drugs: (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate; ACP-103, Ad.Egr.TNF.11 D, adalimumab, AF-IL 12, AIDSVAX gp120 B/B, alefacept, alemtuzumab, a-Galactosylceramide, ALVAC vCP 1452, alvimopan hydrate, alvocidib hydrochloride, aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride, aminolevulinic acid methyl ester, anakinra, anidulafungin, antarelix, aprepitant, aripiprazole, arsenic sulfide, asoprisnil, atazanavir sulfate, atomoxetine hydrochloride; Bevacizumab, bimatoprost, BMS-184476, bortezomib, bosentan, botulinum toxin type B, BrachySil, brivudine; Caffeine, calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate, cannabidiol, capsaicin for injection, caspofungin acetate, CC-4047, cetuximab, CGP-36742, clofazimine, CpG-7909, Cypher; Darbepoetin alfa, dextromethorphan/quinidine sulfate, dimethylfumarate, dronabinol/cannabidiol, drotrecogin alfa (activated), duloxetine hydrochloride, dutasteride; Ecogramostim, efalizumab, eletriptan, emtricitabine, enfuvirtide, eplerenone, esomeprazole magnesium, estradiol acetate, eszopiclone, etoricoxib, exenatide, ezetimibe, ezetimibe/simvastatin; Fampridine, fondaparinux sodium, fosamprenavir calcium; Gefitinib, GPI-0100; hA 20, HTU-PA, human insulin, HuOKT 3 gamma 1(Ala 234-Ala 235), hyaluronic acid; Icatibant, imatinib mesylate, Indiplon, INKP-100, INKP-102, iodine (I131) tositumomab, istradefylline, IV gamma-globulin, ivabradine hydrochloride, ixabepilone; Lacosamide, landiolol, lanthanum carbonate, lasofoxifene tartrate, LB-80380, lenalidomide, lidocaine/tetracaine, linezolid, liposomal doxorubicin, liposomal vincristine sulfate, lopinavir, lopinavir/ritonavir, lumiracoxib, lurtotecan; Maribavir, morphine glucuronide, MVA-5 T 4; NBI-56418, NCX-4016, nesiritide, nicotine conjugate vaccine, NSC-330507; Oglufanide, omalizumab, oxipurinol; Palifermin, palonosetron hydrochloride, parecoxib sodium, PEG-filgrastim, peginterferon alfa-2a, peginterferon alfa-2b, peginterferon alfa-2b/ribavirin, PEGylated interferon alfacon-1, perospirone hydrochloride, pimecrolimus, pixantrone maleate, plerixafor hydrochloride, PowderJect lidocaine, pradefovir mesylate, prasterone, pregabalin, Prostvac VF, PT-141, PTC-124, pyridoxamine; QS-21, quercetin; R-126638, R-411, ralfinamide, rasagiline mesilate, rF-PSA, RG-2077, rhThrombin, rimonabant hydrochloride, rofecoxib, rosuvastatin calcium, rotigotine hydrochloride, rV-PSA; S-18886, S-303, seocalcitol, SGN-40, sitaxsentan sodium, SPP-301, St. John's Wort extract; Tadalafil, taxus, telithromycin, tenatoprazole, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, testosterone MDTS, testosterone transdermal patch, tgAAC-09, TH-9507, thioacetazone, tipifarnib, TQ-1011, trabectedin, travoprost, trimethoprim; Valdecoxib, valganciclovir hydrochloride, valopicitabine, voriconazole; Xcellerated T cells. PMID:16179960

Bayes, M; Rabasseda, X; Prous, J R

2005-01-01

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Comparison of acetate utilization among strains of an aceticlastic methanogen, Methanothrix soehngenii  

SciTech Connect

Methane fermentation has been widely used as a waste-water treatment system because of the low consumption of energy, low level of sludge production, and recovery of methane as a source of energy. In this system, acetate is the precursor for about 70% of the methane produced during the anaerobic digestion of organic compounds, and the decarboxylation of acetate is considered to be the rate-limiting step in methane fermentation. The kinetics of acetate utilization by concentrated suspensions of cells was examined in five strains of Methanothrix soehngenii. The rate of acetate utilization by all strains was dependent on the initial acetate concentration and followed simple Michaelis-Menten kinetics. The ability to utilize acetate differed among the various strains of M. soehngenii and was highest in the strain designated MTAS.

Ohtsubo, Sadami; Demizu, Kazuhiro; Kohno, Shuhei; Miura, Isao (TOTO Ltd., Kokurakitaku (Japan)); Ogawa, Takahira; Fukuda, Hideo (Kumamoto Inst. of Tech. (Japan))

1992-02-01

281

Toxicokinetics and Oral Bioavailability of Halogenated Acetic Acids Mixtures in Naive and GSTzeta-Depleted Rats  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pharmacokinetics of halogenated acetic acid (HAA) mixtures in native and GSTzeta depleted rats was investigated. Rats were administered orally or i.v. to Mixture-1 (monobromo- dichloro-, chlorodibromo-, tribromo- acetic acids) or Mixture-2 (bromochloro-, dibromo-, trichloro- bromodichloro- acetic acids) at a dose of 25 ?mol\\/kg HAA and blood samples collected up to 36 h. GSTzeta depleted rats were also orally dosed with

Shakil A. Saghir; Irvin R. Schultz

2005-01-01

282

Acetate and Formate Stress: Opposite Responses in the Proteome of Escherichia coli  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetate and formate are major fermentation products of Escherichia coli. Below pH 7, the balance shifts to lactate; an oversupply of acetate or formate retards growth. E. coli W3110 was grown with aeration in potassium-modified Luria broth buffered at pH 6.7 in the presence or absence of added acetate or formate, and the protein profiles were compared by two-dimensional sodium

CHRISTOPHER KIRKPATRICK; LISA M. MAURER; NIKKI E. OYELAKIN; YULIYA N. YONCHEVA; RUSSELL MAURER; JOAN L. SLONCZEWSKI

2001-01-01

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Effects of Acetic Acid Pretreatment and Hot Air Drying on Resistance of Salmonella on Cabbage Slices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The heat resistance of Salmonella anatum inoculated onto the surface of cabbage slices as affected by acetic acid pretreatment (0.5–1.5% v\\/v) and hot air drying at 50–60°C was investigated. Approximately 1.5 log10 of Salmonella numbers was reduced after soaking the vegetables in acetic acid solution. The inhibitory effect of acetic acid on the bacteria was more pronounced during drying. The heat

Naphaporn Chiewchan; Pornpen Morakotjinda

2009-01-01

284

Sodium acetate infusion in critically ill trauma patients for hyperchloremic acidosis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction  Sodium acetate has been shown to cause hemodynamic instability when used as a hemodialysis buffer. The pattern of hemodynamic\\u000a response to injury will be evaluated between those who received sodium acetate and those who did not.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a The primary purpose of the study is to analyze the effect of sodium acetate on hemodynamic parameters. Secondarily we looked\\u000a at the effects on

Andrew McCague; Mira Dermendjieva; Ryan Hutchinson; David T Wong; Nguyen Dao

2011-01-01

285

Process for the preparation of protected 3-amino-1,2-dihydroxypropane acetal and derivatives thereof  

DOEpatents

A process for producing protected 3-amino-1,2-dihydroxypropane acetal, particularly in chiral forms, for use as an intermediate in the preparation of various 3-carbon compounds which are chiral. In particular, the present invention relates to the process for preparation of 3-amino-1,2-dihydroxypropane isopropylidene acetal. The protected 3-amino-1,2-dihydroxypropane acetal is a key intermediate to the preparation of chiral 3-carbon compounds which in turn are intermediates to various pharmaceuticals.

Hollingsworth, Rawle I. (Haslett, MI); Wang, Guijun (East Lansing, MI)

2000-01-01

286

Electron transport in acetate-grown Methanosarcina acetivorans  

PubMed Central

Background Acetate is the major source of methane in nature. The majority of investigations have focused on acetotrophic methanogens for which energy-conserving electron transport is dependent on the production and consumption of H2 as an intermediate, although the great majority of acetotrophs are unable to metabolize H2. The presence of cytochrome c and a complex (Ma-Rnf) homologous to the Rnf (Rhodobacter nitrogen fixation) complexes distributed in the domain Bacteria distinguishes non-H2-utilizing Methanosarcina acetivorans from H2-utilizing species suggesting fundamentally different electron transport pathways. Thus, the membrane-bound electron transport chain of acetate-grown M. acetivorans was investigated to advance a more complete understanding of acetotrophic methanogens. Results A component of the CO dehydrogenase/acetyl-CoA synthase (CdhAE) was partially purified and shown to reduce a ferredoxin purified using an assay coupling reduction of the ferredoxin to oxidation of CdhAE. Mass spectrometry analysis of the ferredoxin identified the encoding gene among annotations for nine ferredoxins encoded in the genome. Reduction of purified membranes from acetate-grown cells with ferredoxin lead to reduction of membrane-associated multi-heme cytochrome c that was re-oxidized by the addition of either the heterodisulfide of coenzyme M and coenzyme B (CoM-S-S-CoB) or 2-hydoxyphenazine, the soluble analog of methanophenazine (MP). Reduced 2-hydoxyphenazine was re-oxidized by membranes that was dependent on addition of CoM-S-S-CoB. A genomic analysis of Methanosarcina thermophila, a non-H2-utilizing acetotrophic methanogen, identified genes homologous to cytochrome c and the Ma-Rnf complex of M. acetivorans. Conclusions The results support roles for ferredoxin, cytochrome c and MP in the energy-conserving electron transport pathway of non-H2-utilizing acetotrophic methanogens. This is the first report of involvement of a cytochrome c in acetotrophic methanogenesis. The results suggest that diverse acetotrophic Methanosarcina species have evolved diverse membrane-bound electron transport pathways leading from ferredoxin and culminating with MP donating electrons to the heterodisulfide reductase (HdrDE) for reduction of CoM-S-S-CoB. PMID:21781343

2011-01-01

287

Clinical development of two innovative pharmaceutical forms of leuprorelin acetate  

PubMed Central

Objectives: Two innovative pharmaceutical forms of leuprorelin acetate have been developed as 1-month and 3-month implants for the treatment of advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer. These products contain active substance dispersed homogeneously in a biodegradable polymer. Here we present the key results from the clinical development of these slow-release implant formulations of leuprorelin. Methods: Two therapeutic studies of the 1-month implant were performed: a randomized, controlled study comparing the leuprorelin implant with leuprorelin prolonged-release microspheres (Enantone) as the active control; and a single-arm study of the leuprorelin implant. For the 3-month implant, four therapeutic studies were performed: a randomized, controlled study comparing the leuprorelin implant with leuprorelin prolonged-release microspheres (Trenantone) as the active control; a single-arm study of the leuprorelin implant; and two long-term studies with the 3-month implant administered twice, either 12 or 16 weeks apart. A pooled analysis of data from the comparator-controlled and single-arm studies of the 3-month implant was also conducted. The main inclusion criterion for all studies was histologically confirmed advanced prostate cancer, with primary endpoints based around successful testosterone suppression (?0.5 ng/ml). Results: In the comparator-controlled studies, both implants were as effective as the microspheres for achieving successful testosterone suppression and normalization of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Data from the single-arm and long-term studies were consistent with those from the comparator-controlled studies. In the pooled analysis, significantly more patients treated with the 3-month implant achieved successful testosterone suppression compared with the comparator (p ? 0.01). The safety profile of the implants in the comparator-controlled studies was similar to that of the prolonged-release microsphere formulation, and consistent with that of the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist class. Conclusions: The innovative 1-month and 3-month implants of leuprorelin acetate are at least as effective as leuprorelin acetate prolonged-release microspheres for achieving successful testosterone suppression and normalization of PSA in men with advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer, with a comparable safety profile. PMID:23372606

Geiges, Goetz; Schapperer, Elisabeth; Thyroff-Friesinger, Ursula; Engert, Zoltan Vendel

2013-01-01

288

Physiology and Genetics of Biogenic Methane-Production from Acetate  

SciTech Connect

Biomass conversion catalyzed by methanogenic consortia is a widely available, renewable resource for both energy production and waste treatment. The efficiency of this process is directly dependent upon the interaction of three metabolically distinct groups of microorganisms; the fermentative and acetogenic Bacteria and the methanogenic Archaea. One of the rate limiting steps in the degradation of soluble organic matter is the dismutation of acetate, a predominant intermediate in the process, which accounts for 70 % or more of the methane produced by the methanogens. Acetate utilization is controlled by regulation of expression of carbon monoxide dehydrogensase (COdh), which catalyzes the dismutation of acetate. However, physiological and molecular factors that control differential substrate utilization have not been identified in these Archaea. Our laboratory has identified sequence elements near the promoter of the gene (cdh) encoding for COdh and we have confirmed that these sequences have a role in the in vivo expression of cdh. The current proposal focuses on identifying the regulatory components that interact with DNA and RNA elements, and identifying the mechanisms used to control cdh expression. We will determine whether expression is controlled at the level of transcription or if it is mediated by coordinate interaction of transcription initiation with other processes such as transcription elongation rate and differential mRNA stability. Utilizing recently sequenced methanosarcinal genomes and a DNA microarray currently under development genes that encode regulatory proteins and transcription factors will be identified and function confirmed by gene disruption and subsequent screening on different substrates. Functional interactions will be determined in vivo by assaying the effects of gene dosage and site-directed mutagenesis of the regulatory gene on the expression of a cdhAÂ?::lacZ operon fusion. Results of this study will reveal whether this critical catabolic pathway is controlled by mechanisms similar to those employed by the Bacteria and Eukarya, or by a regulatory paradigm that is unique to the Archaea. The mechanism(s) revealed by this investigation will provide insight into the regulatory strategies employed by the aceticlastic methanogenic Archaea to efficiently direct carbon and electron flow in anaerobic consortia during fermentative processes.

Sowers, Kevin R

2013-04-04

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Isotope fractionation during the anaerobic consumption of acetate by methanogenic and sulfate-reducing microorganisms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the anaerobic degradation of organic matter in anoxic sediments and soils acetate is the most important substrate for the final step in production of CO2 and/or CH4. Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and methane-producing archaea both compete for the available acetate. Knowledge about the fractionation of 13C/12C of acetate carbon by these microbial groups is still limited. Therefore, we determined carbon isotope fractionation in different cultures of acetate-utilizing SRB (Desulfobacter postgatei, D. hydrogenophilus, Desulfobacca acetoxidans) and methanogens (Methanosarcina barkeri, M. acetivorans). Including literature values (e.g., Methanosaeta concilii), isotopic enrichment factors (epsilon) ranged between -35 and +2 permil, possibly involving equilibrium isotope effects besides kinetic isotope effects. The values of epsilon were dependent on the acetate-catabolic pathway of the particular microorganism, the methyl or carboxyl position of acetate, and the relative availability or limitation of the substrate acetate. Patterns of isotope fractionation in anoxic lake sediments and rice field soil seem to reflect the characteristics of the microorganisms actively involved in acetate catabolism. Hence, it might be possible using environmental isotopic information to determine the type of microbial metabolism converting acetate to CO2 and/or CH4.

Gövert, D.; Conrad, R.

2009-04-01

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[Abiraterone acetate (AA): current guidelines of prescription of abiraterone].  

PubMed

Abiraterone acetate (AA) is a selective inhibitor of cytochrom p450 (CYP)17 which is required for androgen biosynthesis, and can block the androgens synthesis by testicles, surrenals and intratumoral secretion. In phase I and II studies in patients with prostate cancer, therapy with AA 250-2000 ?mg once daily demonstrated reductions in prostate specific antigen (PSA), and/or circulating tumor cells (CTCs). In two large phase III trials in patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in post-docetaxel and pre-docetaxel setting, AA plus prednisone compared with placebo plus prednisone demonstrated a significant superior overall survival in post-docetaxel setting, and a superior radiological PFS in pre-docetaxel setting. Based of these results, AA is approved in metastatic CRPC patients in post-docetaxel setting or pre-docetaxel setting in 2013. PMID:24793632

Boissier, Emilie; Loriot, Yohann; Vignot, Stéphane; Massard, Christophe

2014-04-01

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Degarelix acetate for the treatment of prostate cancer.  

PubMed

Pharmacological methods of achieving androgen deprivation for the treatment of prostate cancer have evolved. New strategies are focusing on avoidance of the undesirable effects of testosterone surges or flares associated with the initial stages of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and the significant histamine-mediated side effects that can be associated with GnRH antagonists. Degarelix acetate (Firmagon; Ferring Pharmaceuticals) is a third-generation GnRH antagonist that has been shown to produce a significantly more rapid medical castration (without testosterone surge) and prostate-specific antigen response compared with GnRH agonists. The safety profile is comparable to GnRH agonists and anaphylactic reactions have not been reported. Degarelix is currently available as a 1-month subcutaneous injection and has been approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. PMID:20069136

Klotz, Laurence

2009-10-01

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2-Amino-4-methyl-pyridinium trifluoro-acetate.  

PubMed

The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C(6)H(9)N(2) (+)·C(2)F(3)O(2) (-), contains two independent 2-amino-4-methyl-pyridinium cations and two independent trifluoro-acetate anions. The F atoms of both anions are disordered over two sets of sites, with site occupancies of 0.50?(3) and 0.50?(3) in one of the anions, and 0.756?(9) and 0.244?(9) in the other. In the crystal, the cations and anions are linked into chains along the b axis by N-H?O hydrogen bonds and these chains are cross-linked by C-H?O hydrogen bonds, forming a two-dimensional network lying parallel to (101). The crystal structure is further stabilized by ?-? inter-actions between the pyridinium rings [centroid-centroid distances = 3.5842?(13) and 3.5665?(16)?Å]. PMID:21580622

Hemamalini, Madhukar; Fun, Hoong-Kun

2010-01-01

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Purification and characterization of an alkaline protease from Acetes chinensis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An alkaline protease from Acetes chinensis was purified and characterized in this study. The steps of purification include ammonium sulfate precipitation, ion-exchange chromatography with Q-sepharose Fast Flow, gel filtration chromatography with S300 and the second ion-exchange chromatography with Q-sepharose Fast Flow. The protease was isolated and purified, which was present and active on protein substrates (azocasein and casein). The specific protease activity was 17.15 folds and the recovery was 4.67. The molecular weight of the protease was estimated at 23.2 kD by SDS-PAGE. With azocasein as the susbstrate, the optimal temperature was 55°C and the optimal pH value was 5.5. Ion Ca2+ could enhance the proteolytic activity of the protease, while Cu2+, EDTA and PMSF could inhibit its activity.

Xu, Jiachao; Liu, Xin; Li, Zhaojie; Xu, Jie; Xue, Changhu; Gao, Xin

2005-07-01

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Ignition of magnetic deflagration in Mn12 acetate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the conditions for the ignition of two types of magnetic avalanches in the molecular magnet Mn12-acetate corresponding to the major species and a fast-relaxing minor species. The minor component, which has a lower anisotropy barrier, exists in these crystals at the level of 5-7%. The ignition temperatures are measured using small (30 x30 ?m^2) Ge thermometers. In addition, the magnetization dynamics are measured using an array of Hall sensors of comparable size. Various aspects of the ignition will be discussed, including: the reduction of the ignition threshold due to quantum tunneling, the catalytic effect of the minor species, and the shift of the ignition point as a function of external magnetic field. The work at City College was supported by NSF grant DMR-00451605. E. Z. acknowledges the support of the Israel Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports. Support for G. C. was provided by NSF grant CHE-0414555.

McHugh, Sean; Jaafar, R.; Sarachik, M. P.; Myasoedov, Y.; Finkler, A.; Shtrikman, H.; Zeldov, E.; Bagai, R.; Christou, G.

2008-03-01

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Glatiramer acetate in the treatment of multiple sclerosis  

PubMed Central

Glatiramer acetate is an immunomodulating drug used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. It consists of a copolymer of amino acid residues in the same stoichiometric proportions as in myelin basic protein. Its mechanism of action is not entirely known and is probably multifaceted, with deletion of some immune cell populations and stimulation of others in these patients. Some mechanisms involve neuroprotectant effects. There is ample evidence of its efficacy in relapsing-remitting disease, using both clinical and imaging measures of disease activity, and in this paper we review the clinical and basic studies of this drug. Finally we discuss how some of its neuroprotectant effects may be useful in neurodegeneration such as is seen in more advanced cases of multiple sclerosis and other diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. PMID:19300558

Tselis, Alex; Khan, Omar; Lisak, Robert P

2007-01-01

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[The weakest link: medroxyprogesterone acetate in pig feed].  

PubMed

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA)-contaminated feed arrested the onset of farrowing, and induced post-lactational anoestrus in sows. Sixty percent of the sows developed cystic ovaries after weaning following exposure to pharmaceutical waste of MPA in glucose syrup. This waste ended up in acidified feed of by-products of a sow farm, and proved to be the cause of the disorders. Analysis by thin layer chromatography and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry of renal fat from 10 slaughter sows demonstrated residues of 2.5-8 ppb of MPA. Within the European Union use of MPA is illegal as growth promoter in production animals, and therefore MPA-exposed farms were placed under official control by the general inspection service. Clinical signs and diagnostic procedures of the initial case are presented and the role of the veterinary practitioner in detecting potential food safety hazards is discussed. PMID:12244854

van Leengoed, L; Kluivers, M; Herbes, R; Langendijk, P; Stephany, R; van den Berg, M; Seinen, W; Grinwis, G; van der Lugt, J; Meulders, F; Geudeke, T; Verheijden, J

2002-09-01

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Preparation and characterization of novel oxidized cellulose acetate methyl esters.  

PubMed

In this paper, we report the preparation of oxidized cellulose acetate methyl esters (OCAM) from OCA (OC14A: carboxylic acid content 10.6% (w/w), degree of acetyl group substitution: 1.89; OC21A: carboxylic acid content 15.7% (w/w), degree of acetyl group substitution: 1.70) by treatment with methanol at room temperature using 4-dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) as a catalyst and dicyclohexylcarbodiimide (DCC) as a coupling agent. The new polymers were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) and (1)H and (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies, carboxylic acid content determination, moisture sorption isotherms, intrinsic viscosity, and powder X-ray diffractometry. The new polymers are amorphous powders. It is practically insoluble in water but show solubility in a range of organic solvents. PMID:22944406

Yang, D; Kumar, V

2012-11-01

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Acetic Acid bacteria: physiology and carbon sources oxidation.  

PubMed

Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are obligately aerobic bacteria within the family Acetobacteraceae, widespread in sugary, acidic and alcoholic niches. They are known for their ability to partially oxidise a variety of carbohydrates and to release the corresponding metabolites (aldehydes, ketones and organic acids) into the media. Since a long time they are used to perform specific oxidation reactions through processes called "oxidative fermentations", especially in vinegar production. In the last decades physiology of AAB have been widely studied because of their role in food production, where they act as beneficial or spoiling organisms, and in biotechnological industry, where their oxidation machinery is exploited to produce a number of compounds such as l-ascorbic acid, dihydroxyacetone, gluconic acid and cellulose. The present review aims to provide an overview of AAB physiology focusing carbon sources oxidation and main products of their metabolism. PMID:24426139

Mamlouk, Dhouha; Gullo, Maria

2013-12-01

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Inflammatory cells' role in acetic acid-induced colitis  

PubMed Central

Background: Free radicals are the known mechanisms responsible for inducing colitis with two origins: Inflammatory cells and tissues. Only the inflammatory cells can be controlled by corticosteroids. Our aim was to assess the importance of neutrophils as one of the inflammatory cells in inducing colitis and to evaluate the efficacy of corticosteroids in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Materials and Methods: Thirty-six mice were divided into six groups of six mice each. Colitis was induced in three groups by exposing them to acetic acid through enema (group 1), ex vivo (group 3), and enema after immune suppression (group 5). Each group had one control group that was exposed to water injection instead of acetic acid. Tissue samples were evaluated and compared based on macroscopic damages and biochemical and pathological results. Results: Considering neutrophilic infiltration, there were significant differences between groups 1, 3, 5, and the control of group 1. Groups 3, 5, and their controls, and group 1 and the control of group 3 had significant differences in terms of goblet depletion. Based on tissue originated H2O2, we found significant differences between group 1 and its control and group 3, and also between groups 5 and the control of group 3. All the three groups were significantly different from their controls based on Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma (FRAP) and such differences were also seen between group 1 with two other groups. Conclusion: Neutrophils may not be the only cause of oxidation process in colitis, and also makes the effectiveness of corticosteroids in the treatment of this disease doubtful. PMID:25337523

Sanei, Mohammad H.; Hadizadeh, Fatemeh; Adibi, Peyman; Alavi, Sayyed Ali

2014-01-01

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Recent advances in nitrogen-fixing acetic acid bacteria.  

PubMed

Nitrogen is an essential plant nutrient, widely applied as N-fertilizer to improve yield of agriculturally important crops. An interesting alternative to avoid or reduce the use of N-fertilizers could be the exploitation of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), capable of enhancing growth and yield of many plant species, several of agronomic and ecological significance. PGPB belong to diverse genera, including Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Herbaspirillum, Bacillus, Burkholderia, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, and Gluconacetobacter, among others. They are capable of promoting plant growth through different mechanisms including (in some cases), the biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), the enzymatic reduction of the atmospheric dinitrogen (N(2)) to ammonia, catalyzed by nitrogenase. Aerobic bacteria able to oxidize ethanol to acetic acid in neutral or acid media are candidates of belonging to the family Acetobacteraceae. At present, this family has been divided into ten genera: Acetobacter, Gluconacetobacter, Gluconobacter, Acidomonas, Asaia, Kozakia, Saccharibacter, Swaminathania, Neoasaia, and Granulibacter. Among them, only three genera include N(2)-fixing species: Gluconacetobacter, Swaminathania and Acetobacter. The first N(2)-fixing acetic acid bacterium (AAB) was described in Brazil. It was found inside tissues of the sugarcane plant, and first named as Acetobacter diazotrophicus, but then renamed as Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus. Later, two new species within the genus Gluconacetobacter, associated to coffee plants, were described in Mexico: G. johannae and G. azotocaptans. A salt-tolerant bacterium named Swaminathania salitolerans was found associated to wild rice plants. Recently, N(2)-fixing Acetobacter peroxydans and Acetobacter nitrogenifigens, associated with rice plants and Kombucha tea, respectively, were described in India. In this paper, recent advances involving nitrogen-fixing AAB are presented. Their natural habitats, physiological and genetic aspects, as well as their association with different plants and contribution through BNF are described as an overview. PMID:18177965

Pedraza, Raúl O

2008-06-30

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Reversible acetylation regulates acetate and propionate metabolism in Mycobacterium smegmatis  

PubMed Central

Carbon metabolic pathways are important to the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis. However, extremely little is known about metabolic regulation in mycobacteria. There is growing evidence for lysine acetylation being a mechanism of regulating bacterial metabolism. Lysine acetylation is a post-translational modification in which an acetyl group is covalently attached to the side chain of a lysine residue. This modification is mediated by acetyltransferases, which add acetyl groups, and deacetylases, which remove the acetyl groups. Here we set out to test whether lysine acetylation and deacetylation impact acetate metabolism in the model mycobacteria Mycobacterium smegmatis, which possesses 25 candidate acetyltransferases and 3 putative lysine deacetylases. Using mutants lacking predicted acetyltransferases and deacetylases we showed that acetate metabolism in M. smegmatis is regulated by reversible acetylation of acetyl-CoA synthetase (Ms-Acs) through the action of a single pair of enzymes: the acetyltransferase Ms-PatA and the sirtuin deacetylase Ms-SrtN. We also confirmed that the role of Ms-PatA in regulating Ms-Acs regulation depends on cAMP binding. We additionally demonstrated a role for Ms-Acs, Ms-PatA and Ms-SrtN in regulating the metabolism of propionate in M. smegmatis. Finally, along with Ms-Acs, we identified a candidate propionyl-CoA synthetase, Ms5404, as acetylated in whole-cell lysates. This work lays the foundation for studying the regulatory circuit of acetylation and deacetylation in the cellular context of mycobacteria. PMID:23813678

Hayden, Jennifer D.; Brown, Lanisha R.; Gunawardena, Harsha P.; Perkowski, Ellen F.; Chen, Xian

2013-01-01

302

Synthesis and characterization of cyclic acetal based degradable hydrogels.  

PubMed

While many synthetic, hydrolytically degradable hydrogels have been developed for biomedical applications, there are only a few examples whose polymer backbone does not form acidic products upon degradation. In order to address this concern, we proposed to develop a hydrogel based on a cyclic acetal unit that produces diols and propanals upon hydrolytic degradation. In particular, we proposed the fabrication of hydrogels formed by the free radical polymerization of two diacrylate monomers, 5-ethyl-5-(hydroxymethyl)-beta,beta-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-2-ethanol diacrylate (EHD), a cyclic acetal having two acryl groups, and poly(ethylene glycol)diacrylate (PEGDA). However, the hydrophobicity of the EHD monomer inhibits hydrogel fabrication. Therefore this work develops a strategy to form hydrogels with a co-monomer system, one of which is hydrophobic, and subsequently describes the properties of the resulting hydrogel. Using benzoyl peroxide as an initiator and N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine as an accelerator, the EHD and PEGDA monomers were reacted in an acetone/water co-solvent system. The chemical structure of the resulting EH-PEG [5-ethyl-5-(hydroxymethyl)-beta,beta-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-2-ethanol-co-PEG] hydrogel was then characterized by FT-IR. Physicochemical properties of the EH-PEG hydrogel, including swelling degree, sol fraction, and contact angle, were determined so as to characterize the properties of these materials and ultimately investigate their use in drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. Results showed that EH-PEG hydrogel may be formed using the co-solvent system. Further results indicated that swelling degree is dependent upon initiator concentration, monomer concentration, and molar ratios of monomers, while sol fraction significantly depended on initiator concentration and monomer concentration, only. These results demonstrate the ability to fabricate hydrogels using EHD and PEGDA system as well as to control the properties of the resulting hydrophilic networks. PMID:17888640

Kaihara, Sachiko; Matsumura, Shuichi; Fisher, John P

2008-01-01

303

Decreased microglial activation in MS patients treated with glatiramer acetate  

PubMed Central

Activated microglia are thought to be an important contributor to tissue damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). The level of microglial activation can be measured non-invasively using [11C]-R-PK11195, a radiopharmaceutical for positron emission tomography (PET). Prior studies have identified abnormalities in the level of [11C]-R-PK11195 uptake in patients with MS, but treatment effects have not been evaluated. Nine previously untreated relapsing-remitting MS patients underwent PET and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain at baseline and after one year of treatment with glatiramer acetate. Parametric maps of [11C]-R-PK11195 uptake were obtained for baseline and post-treatment PET scans, and the change in [11C]-R-PK11195 uptake pre- to post-treatment was evaluated across the whole brain. Region of interest analysis was also applied to selected subregions. Whole brain [11C]-R-PK11195 binding potential per unit volume decreased 3.17% (95% CI: ?0.74%, ?5.53%) between baseline and one year (p = 0.018). A significant decrease was noted in cortical gray matter and cerebral white matter, and a trend towards decreased uptake was seen in the putamen and thalamus. The results are consistent with a reduction in inflammation due to treatment with glatiramer acetate, though a larger controlled study would be required to prove that association. Future research will focus on whether the level of baseline microglial activation predicts future tissue damage in MS and whether [11C]-R-PK11195 uptake in cortical gray matter correlates with cortical lesion load. PMID:22160466

Ratchford, John N.; Endres, Christopher J.; Hammoud, Dima A.; Pomper, Martin G.; Shiee, Navid; McGready, John; Pham, Dzung L.; Calabresi, Peter A.

2012-01-01

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Sphagnum's coup de grace: Carbon flow to acetate in northern peatlands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Isotopic estimates of the microbial pathway of methane formation in acidic northern peatlands conclude that methane is derived from the pathway of CO2 reduction, whereas, microbial incubation and genomic studies have identified an important role played by acetoclastic methanogens in similar acidic systems. We believe our first ever intramolecular acetate isotopic analyses from an acidic wetland in central Pennsylvania resolve the apparent conflicting pathway estimates by indicating that the isotopic and microbial incubation studies are consistent with each other and with a pathway of methane formation through acetate from an isotopically depleted autotrophic acetate source. Intramolecular acetate isotopic measurements allow us to estimate that as much as 1/3 of the acetate in acidic wetlands is derived from autotrophy. Given a simple case of glucose fermentation to acetate, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen, our acetate production pathway estimate requires that nearly all of the carbon products from fermentation must flow through the acetate pool. Our work confirms the prior hypothesis and prior observations that acetate is an important metabolic end product in northern acidic wetlands. Further, we hypothesize an alternative fate of acetate in peat porewaters that alludes to an ecological role of autotorophic acetogens and acetate oxidizers in creating the impermeable humified peat catotelm unique to sphagnum dominated systems. The diversion of carbon flow to from methane to acetate increases the organic acid production and we hypothesize that the net transport of dissolved fulvic acids into the catotelm allows coupled acetate oxidation and fulvic acid reduction. This process of acetate consumption would create a net addition of hydrophobic, amorphous, and therefore more impermeable organic carbon. We conclude that an ecological strategy of the sphagnum mosses may not simply be to decrease the pH of the environment to slow metabolism, but rather to force the microbial community in the catotelm toward the oxidation of acetate and the reduction of peat humus, thereby aiding production of the characteristic impermeable organic seal. The sensitivity of sphagnum ecosystems to external sources of alkalinity may prove to be an important control on the ancient flux of methane from peatlands and may be an important direction of continued research.

Thomas, B.; Arthur, M. A.; House, C.; Freean, K.

2008-12-01

305

Transports of acetate and haloacetate in Burkholderia species MBA4 are operated by distinct systems  

PubMed Central

Background Acetate is a commonly used substrate for biosynthesis while monochloroacetate is a structurally similar compound but toxic and inhibits cell metabolism by blocking the citric acid cycle. In Burkholderia species MBA4 haloacetate was utilized as a carbon and energy source for growth. The degradation of haloacid was mediated by the production of an inducible dehalogenase. Recent studies have identified the presence of a concomitantly induced haloacetate-uptake activity in MBA4. This uptake activity has also been found to transport acetate. Since acetate transporters are commonly found in bacteria it is likely that haloacetate was transported by such a system in MBA4. Results The haloacetate-uptake activity of MBA4 was found to be induced by monochloroacetate (MCA) and monobromoacetate (MBA). While the acetate-uptake activity was also induced by MCA and MBA, other alkanoates: acetate, propionate and 2-monochloropropionate (2MCPA) were also inducers. Competing solute analysis showed that acetate and propionate interrupted the acetate- and MCA- induced acetate-uptake activities. While MCA, MBA, 2MCPA, and butyrate have no effect on acetate uptake they could significantly quenched the MCA-induced MCA-uptake activity. Transmembrane electrochemical potential was shown to be a driving force for both acetate- and MCA- transport systems. Conclusions Here we showed that acetate- and MCA- uptake in Burkholderia species MBA4 are two transport systems that have different induction patterns and substrate specificities. It is envisaged that the shapes and the three dimensional structures of the solutes determine their recognition or exclusion by the two transport systems. PMID:23167477

2012-01-01

306

Conductance of HCl, NaCl, Na acetate, and acetic acid in water-ethylene carbonate solvent mixtures at 25 and 40°C  

Microsoft Academic Search

The molar conductances of solutions of hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, sodium acetate, and acetic acid were measured in water-ethylene carbonate (EC) solvent mixtures at 25 and 40°C. These solvents have dielectric constants higher than that of water. Four solvent compositions, in which the mole fraction (x2) of EC was 0.2, 0.4, 0.5, and 0.6, were studied at 25°C. For HCl

Barry R. Boerner; Roger G. Bates

1978-01-01

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The fate of trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate after application as growth promoters in cattle: environmental studies.  

PubMed Central

The steroids trenbolone acetate (TbA) and melengestrol acetate (MGA) are licensed as growth promoters for farm animals in several meat-exporting countries. Although many studies have explored their safety for both animals and consumers, little is known about their fate after excretion by the animal. Our study aimed to determine the residues and degradation of trenbolone and MGA in solid dung, liquid manure, and soil. In animal experiments lasting 8 weeks, cattle were treated with TbA and MGA. Solid dung and, in case of trenbolone, liquid manure were collected and spread on maize fields after 4.5 and 5.5 months of storage, respectively. Determination of the hormone residues in all samples included extraction, clean-up (solid-phase extraction), separation of metabolites and interfering substances by HPLC (RP-18), and quantification by sensitive enzyme immunoassay. Procedures were validated by mass spectrometry (MS) methods. During storage of liquid manure the level of trenbolone decreased from 1,700 to 1,100 pg/g (17alpha-isomer), corresponding to a half-life of 267 days. Before storage, the concentrations in the dung hill ranged from 5 to 75 ng/g TbOH and from 0.3 to 8 ng/g MGA. After storage, levels up to 10 ng/g trenbolone, and 6 ng/g MGA were detected. In the soil samples trenbolone was traceable up to 8 weeks after fertilization, and MGA was detected even until the end of the cultivation period. The results show that these substances should be investigated further concerning their potential endocrine-disrupting activity in agricultural ecosystems. PMID:11713000

Schiffer, B; Daxenberger, A; Meyer, K; Meyer, H H

2001-01-01

308

Modification of wheat starch with succinic acid/acetic anhydride and azelaic acid/acetic anhydride mixtures I. Thermophysical and pasting properties.  

PubMed

The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of modification with succinic acid/acetic anhydride and azelaic acid/acetic anhydride mixtures on thermophysical and pasting properties of wheat starch. Starch was isolated from two wheat varieties and modified with mixtures of succinic acid and acetic anhydride, and azelaic acid and acetic anhydride in 4, 6 and 8 % (w/w). Thermophysical, pasting properties, swelling power, solubility and amylose content of modified starches were determined. The results showed that modifications with mixtures of afore mentioned dicarboxylic acids with acetic anhydride decreased gelatinisation and pasting temperatures. Gelatinisation enthalpy of Golubica starch increased, while of Srpanjka starch decreased by modifications. Retrogradation after 7 and 14 day-storage at 4 °C decreased after modifications of both starches. Maximum, hot and cold paste viscosity of both starches increased, while stability during shearing at high temperatures decreased. % setback of starches modified with azelaic acid/acetic anhydride mixture decreased. Swelling power and solubility of both starches increased by both modifications. PMID:25328203

Subari?, Drago; A?kar, Dur?ica; Babi?, Jurislav; Saka?, Nikola; Jozinovi?, Antun

2014-10-01

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Megestrol acetate: Phase II study of a single daily administration in advanced breast cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary A new formulation of megestrol acetate, a semisynthetic oral progestin used in the hormonal treatment of breast cancer, allows the administration of 160 mg of the drug in a single daily dose. Sixty-nine postmenopausal patients with advanced breast cancer have been treated with this regimen: five patients received megestrol acetate as first-line treatment of their metastatic disease, while all

Paolo Pronzato; Fulvio Brema; Domenico Amoroso; Gianfilippo Bertelli; Pier Franco Conte; Maria Cristina Martini; Gisella Pastorino; Riccardo Rosso

1990-01-01

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Acetate stimulates atmospheric CH4 oxidation by an alpine tundra Ann E. West, Steven K. Schmidt*  

E-print Network

Acetate stimulates atmospheric CH4 oxidation by an alpine tundra soil Ann E. West, Steven K CH4 by an alpine tundra soil. Acetate, formate, methanol, trimethylamine and yeast extract were; Jensen et al., 1998b). West and Schmidt (1998) demonstrated that, in a well-drained alpine tundra soil

Schmidt, Steven K.

311

Nanoporous layered silicate AMH-3/cellulose acetate nanocomposite membranes for gas separations  

E-print Network

. The exfoliated SAMH-3 flakes were used to form SAMH-3/cellulose acetate (CA) membranes. Their micro- structureNanoporous layered silicate AMH-3/cellulose acetate nanocomposite membranes for gas separations Wun are of interest because they can exploit the high aspect ratio of exfoliated selective flakes/layers to enhance

Nair, Sankar

312

Improved Fixation of Cellulose-Acetate Reverse-Osmosis Membrane for Scanning Electron Microscopy  

PubMed Central

Fixation of cellulose-acetate membranes with either glutaraldehyde-osmium tetroxide or glutaraldehyde-ruthenium tetroxide resulted in extensive electron beam damage. Beam damage was eliminated and the bacterial surface structure was preserved, however, when cellulose-acetate membranes were fixed with glutaraldehyderuthenium tetroxide and treated successively with thiocarbohydrazide and osmium tetroxide. Images PMID:16346735

Kutz, S. M.; Bentley, D. L.; Sinclair, N. A.

1985-01-01

313

Dilute Acetic Acid Exposure Enhances Electrolyte Leakage by Hydrilla verticillata and Potamogeton pectinatus Tubers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Subterranean vegetative propagules are important life cycle stages for some species of rooted aquatic plants. Sedi- ments contain numerous compounds resulting from anaero- bic degradation of organic matter, including acetic acid. Tubers of hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle) and sago pondweed ( Potamogeton pectinatus L. ) were exposed to a range of acetic acid concentrations (0, 17.4, 87, 174, 348,

DAVID F. SPENCER; G. G. KSANDER

314

Effect of Acetic, Lactic and other Organic Acids on the Formation of Artificial Carious Lesions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Artificial carious lesions were produced in human enamel using a diphosphonate\\/organíc acid system over periods up to 30 days, and progress assessed by depth measurement. Acids studied were lactic, acetic, propionic, isobutyric, succinic, tartaric, hydrochloric and hydrofluoric. The rate of lesion progress was found to be a function of calculated unionized acid concentration, and acid dissociation constant. Acetic acid made

J. D. B. Featherstone; B. E. Rodgers

1981-01-01

315

Uptake kinetics of acetic acid and acetone on ice surfaces at 190 - 223 K  

Microsoft Academic Search

Heterogeneous reactions of oxygenated organics may influence the oxidation capacity of the atmosphere with a direct impact on the tropospheric ozone budget. Direct trace gas measurements in the upper troposphere have revealed a high mixing ratio acetic acid (up to 1.9 ppb) and acetone (up to 3 ppb). In the present study we have examined the heterogeneous interactions of acetic

A. Terziyski; P. Behr; U. Scharfenort; K. Demiral; R. Zellner

2003-01-01

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Acidbase equilibrium of ?-adrenoceptor blocking agents in acetic acid medium and methods for their titration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overall dissociation constants and the formation constants of the perchlorate salts, in anhydrous acetic acid, of a series of ß-adrenoceptor blocking agents have been determined. On the basis of these values simple potentiometric and visual titration methods for the assay of ß-adrenoceptor blocking drugs in acetic acid are described.

José Barbosa; Maria Eleno Torrero

1991-01-01

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Comparison of acetate utilization among strains of an aceticlastic methanogen, Methanothrix soehngenii  

Microsoft Academic Search

Methane fermentation has been widely used as a waste-water treatment system because of the low consumption of energy, low level of sludge production, and recovery of methane as a source of energy. In this system, acetate is the precursor for about 70% of the methane produced during the anaerobic digestion of organic compounds, and the decarboxylation of acetate is considered

Sadami Ohtsubo; Kazuhiro Demizu; Shuhei Kohno; Isao Miura; Takahira Ogawa; Hideo Fukuda

1992-01-01

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Microbial acetate conversion to methane: kinetics, yields and pathways in a two-step digestion process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organic waste is converted in a two-stage process to methane and carbon dioxide by mixed cultures of microorganisms. Acetate, a product of acidogenic and acetogenic bacteria and the main substrate for methanogenic bacteria, is an important intermediate of the anaerobic degradation process, which results in the generation of methane. It was shown by labelling experiments using (U-14C) acetate that as

Hans Weber; Klaus D. Kulbe; Horst Chmiel; Walter Trösch

1984-01-01

319

Molecular biology and genetics of the acetate-utilizing methanogenic bacteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetate conversion to methane and C0â by the methanogenic archaebacteria is a primary rate limiting step in anaerobic biodegradative processes in nature. However, the genetic study of these organisms has not been experimentally tractable due to the inability to grow and plate the organisms as single cells, and to extract high molecular weight DNA and RNA without shearing. The acetate-utilizing

Gunsalus

1991-01-01

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[Conversion of acetic acid to methane by thermophiles]. Annual progress report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acetate is the precursor of approximately two-thirds of the methane produced by anaerobic bioreactors and many other methanogenic habitats. Besides their intrinsic interest, thermophilic acetotrophic methanogenic cultures usually grow at least twice as fast as their mesophilic counterparts, making them more amenable to study. In recent years, attention has been mainly focused on the thermophilic acetate utilizing methanogen Methanothrix strain

Zinder

1994-01-01

321

The possible role of acetate in exercise hyperemia in dog skeletal muscle  

Microsoft Academic Search

The possible role of acetate in the genesis of exercise hyperemia was studied in five series of dogs. Intraarterial infusion of an isomotic solution of sodium acetate at 0.76 ml\\/min in the dog forelimb decreased the resistance to flow through skeletal muscle by 48%, primarily by decreasing resistance to flow through small vessels. Skin lymph flow and lymph protein concentration

Robert P. Steffen; Jack E. McKenzie; Francis J. Haddy

1982-01-01

322

Zymomonas with improved ethanol production in medium containing concentrated sugars and acetate  

DOEpatents

Through screening of a Zymomonas mutant library the himA gene was found to be involved in the inhibitory effect of acetate on Zymomonas performance. Xylose-utilizing Zymomonas further engineered to reduce activity of the himA gene were found to have increased ethanol production in comparison to a parental strain, when cultured in medium comprising xylose and acetate.

Caimi, Perry G. (Kennett Square, PA); Chou, Yat-Chen (Lakewood, CO); Franden, Mary Ann (Centennial, CO); Knoke, Kyle (Newark, DE); Tao, Luan (Havertown, PA); Viitanen, Paul V. (West Chester, PA); Zhang, Min (Lakewood, CO); Zhang, Yuying (New Hope, PA)

2010-09-28

323

Preparation of biomaterials on the basis of a water-soluble cellulose acetate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biomaterials were obtained on the basis of water-soluble cellulose acetate and diterpenoids group of plants Lagohulusa intoxicating having hemostatic properties. It is established that these biomaterials on the basis of water-soluble cellulose acetate and lagohilina (or lagohirzina) had increased hemostatic activity and reduce parenchymal hemorrhage 5-6 times compared to control.

Akmalova, G. Yu.; Gulyamova, N. S.; Zainutdinov, U. N.; Rakhmanberdiev, G. R.; Negmatova, K. S.; Negmatova, M. I.

2012-07-01

324

DOI: 10.1002/chem.200700579 Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Ethanol to Acetic Acid on Dispersed  

E-print Network

, easily separated from organic reactants and products, and gas-phase process- es that avoid solid% ethanol conversion) were much higher than in previous re- ports. The presence of TiO2 during syn- thesis that are converted to acetic acid. Water increases acetic acid selec- tivity by inhibiting acetaldehyde syn- thesis

Iglesia, Enrique

325

Effect of Acetic Acid on the Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid in Fruits and Vegetables  

Microsoft Academic Search

IT has been established by earlier investigators that acetic acid has a destructive effect on the ascorbic acid in raw cabbage. This effect is somewhat surprising, since the lower the pH in the medium, the more stable is the ascorbic acid and, therefore, one would expect the acetic acid to have a preservative effect on the ascorbic acid in cabbage.

F. Alm

1952-01-01

326

The Vinyl Acetate Content of Packaging Film: A Quantitative Infrared Experiment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an experiment used in laboratory technician training courses to illustrate the quantitative use of infrared spectroscopy which is based on industrial and laboratory procedures for the determination of vinyl acetate levels in ethylene vinyl acetate packaging films. Includes three approaches to allow for varying path lengths (film…

Allpress, K. N.; And Others

1981-01-01

327

Responses of Pisum sativum L. to exogenous indole acetic acid application under manganese toxicity.  

PubMed

Responses of pea (Pisum sativum L.) seedlings to manganese (50, 100 and 250 ?M) and indole acetic acid (10 and 100 ?M) treatments were investigated. Single and combined exposure of pea to manganese and 100 ?M indole acetic acid decreased root and shoot fresh mass, chlorophyll, carotenoids, protein and nitrogen while ammonium content increased compared to the control. Combined treatment of pea with 250 ?M manganese and 100 ?M indole acetic acid decreased root and shoot fresh mass by 54% and 51%, chlorophyll and carotenoids by 31% and 26%, root and shoot protein by 47% and 44%, and root and shoot nitrogen by 44% and 40%, respectively. Activities of glutamine synthetase and glutamate synthase were decreased by the exposure of manganese and 100 ?M indole acetic acid while glutamate dehydrogenase activity increased. Combined application of 250 ?M manganese and 100 ?M indole acetic acid decreased root and shoot glutamine synthetase activity by 44% and 39%, and glutamate synthase activity by 39% and 37% while root and shoot glutamate dehydrogenase activity increased by 47% and 42%, respectively compared to the control. In contrast, application of 10 ?M indole acetic acid together with manganese decreased the negative impacts of manganese, and promoted seedling growth compared to the manganese treatments alone. This study has shown that 10 ?M indole acetic acid protected pea seedlings appreciably from manganese toxicity by regulating ammonium content and the activities of enzymes of ammonium assimilation, while 100 ?M of indole acetic acid exhibited opposite response under manganese toxicity. PMID:21516457

Gangwar, Savita; Singh, Vijay Pratap; Maurya, Jagat Narayan

2011-06-01

328

Chiral phosphoric acid directed regioselective acetalization of carbohydrate-derived 1,2-diols.  

PubMed

In control: A chiral phosphoric acid catalyst significantly enhances or completely overrides the inherent regioselective acetalization profiles exhibited by monosaccharide-derived 1,2-diol substrates. This study represents the first example of chiral-catalyst-directed regio- and enantioselective intermolecular acetalizations, which are complementary to existing methods for substrate-controlled functionalization of polyols. PMID:24123751

Mensah, Enoch; Camasso, Nicole; Kaplan, Will; Nagorny, Pavel

2013-12-01

329

Ionothermal Synthesis of Homochiral Framework with Acetate Pillared Cobalt-Camphorate Architecture  

PubMed Central

A new organically templated homochiral material (EMIm)[Co2(d-cam)2(ac)] (1, d-H2cam = d-camphoric acid; ac = acetate; EMIm = 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium) has been ionothermally synthesized and it features an unusual acetate pillared cobalt-camphorate architecture encapsulating the cationic component of ionic liquid. PMID:18537237

Chen, Shumei; Zhang, Jian; Bu, Xianhui

2009-01-01

330

Complexation of chitosan with acetic acid according to Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results of the interaction between the protonated chitosan (CHI) macromolecule and the acetate ion in dilute acetic acid solutions were studied by Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy and quantum-chemical modeling. The complexation of CHI with the acetate ion showed itself as the 934 cm-1 band in the Raman spectrum, which suggests the formation of [CHI+ · CH3COO-] type ion pairs. It was concluded that a comparative analysis of the integrated intensities of the Raman bands in the range 880-940 cm-1 makes it possible to judge about the relative content of hydrated acetate ions, CHI macromolecules of the [CHI+ · CH3COO-] complex, and acetic acid molecules not involved in CHI protonation.

Mikhailov, G. P.; Tuchkov, S. V.; Lazarev, V. V.; Kulish, E. I.

2014-06-01

331

Isolation, characterization and optimization of indigenous acetic acid bacteria and evaluation of their preservation methods  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are useful in industrial production of vinegar. The present study aims at isolation and identification of acetic acid bacteria with characterization, optimization, and evaluation of their acetic acid productivity. Materials and Methods Samples from various fruits were screened for presence of acetic acid bacteria on glucose, yeast extract, calcium carbonate (GYC) medium. Carr medium supplemented with bromocresol green was used for distinguishing Acetobacter from Gluconobacter. The isolates were cultured in basal medium to find the highest acetic acid producer. Biochemical tests followed by 16S rRNA and restriction analyses were employed for identification of the isolate and phylogenic tree was constructed. Bacterial growth and acid production conditions were optimized based on optimal inoculum size, pH, temperature, agitation, aeration and medium composition. Results Thirty-seven acetic acid bacteria from acetobacter and gluconobacter members were isolated. Acetic acid productivity yielded 4 isolates that produced higher amounts of acid. The highest producer of acid (10.03%) was selected for identification. The sequencing and restriction analyses of 16S rRNA revealed a divergent strain of Acetobacter pasteurianus (Gene bank accession number#GU059865). The optimum condition for acid production was a medium composed of 2% glucose, 2% yeast extract, 3% ethanol and 3% acid acetic at inoculum size of 4% at 3L/Min aeration level in the production medium. The isolate was best preserved in GYC medium at 12°C for more than a month. Longer preservation was possible at ?70°C. Conclusion The results are suggestive of isolation of an indigenous acetic acid bacteria. Pilot plan is suggested to study applicability of the isolated strain in acetic acid production. PMID:22347549

Sharafi, SM; Rasooli, I; Beheshti-Maal, K

2010-01-01

332

C-13 Stable Isotope Probing of Biostimulation Experiments to Identify Acetate Utilizers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to determine which microorganisms take up acetate during biostimulation and how the uptake of acetate by specific organisms, especially Geobacter species, changes over time, a 120-day column biostimulation experiment was performed. A total of eight columns were loaded with Rifle sediments and operated under continuous flow conditions using Rifle groundwater, amended with 3 mM C-12 acetate. At regular time intervals, C-12 acetate flow into a specific column was switched to C-13 acetate. That column was then operated under C-13 acetate amendment for 36 hours before it was sacrificed for detailed geochemical and microbiological analyses. Column operation started under iron reduction (based on the measured Fe(II) in the column effluent), while sulfate reduction (based on removal of sulfate between influent and outflow), was noted at about 25 days of operation. The microbial characterization consisted of phospholipid fatty acid analysis (PLFA) and stable isotope probing (SIP). All microbial characterization was done to differentiate between the C-12 and C-13 incorporation into the biomass. Results showed that there was a differentiation between the community that was taking up acetate actively throughout the 120 days of operation and the overall microbial community. Of interest was that the fraction of Geobacter population remained fairly constant throughout the duration of the experiment, as well as its acetate uptake. Results also showed that of the acetate incorporated into the overall biomass, about 40% was incorporated into Geobacter biomass. These results are key for the proper numerical simulations of biostimulation via acetate amendment and the biostimulation of Geobacter.

Jaffe, P. R.; Tan, H.; Kerkhof, L.; McGuinness, L.; Peacock, A.; Long, P. E.

2011-12-01

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Microbial dynamics in acetate-enriched ballast water at different temperatures.  

PubMed

The spread of invasive species through ships' ballast water is considered as a major ecological threat to the world's oceans. For that reason, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set performance standards for ballast water discharge. Ballast water treatment systems have been developed that employ either UV-radiation or 'active substances' to reduce the concentration of living cells to below the IMOs standards. One such active substance is a chemical mixture known as Peraclean(®) Ocean. The residual of Peraclean(®) Ocean is acetate that might be present at high concentrations in discharged ballast water. In cold coastal waters the breakdown of acetate might be slow, causing a buildup of acetate concentrations in the water if regularly discharged by ships. To study the potential environmental impact, microbial dynamics and acetate degradation were measured in discharge water from a Peraclean(®) Ocean treatment system in illuminated microcosms. In addition, microbial dynamics and acetate degradation were studied at -1, 4, 10, 15 and 25°C in dark microcosms that simulated enclosed ballast water tanks. Acetate breakdown indeed occurred faster at higher temperatures. At 25°C the highest bacteria growth, fastest nutrient and oxygen consumption and highest DOC reduction occurred. On the other hand, at -1°C bacterial growth was strongly delayed, only starting to increase after 12 days. Furthermore, at 25°C the acetate pool was not depleted, probably due to nutrient and oxygen limitation. This means that not all acetate will be broken down in ballast water tanks, even during long voyages in warm waters. In addition, at low temperatures acetate breakdown in ballast water tanks and in discharged water will be extremely slow. Therefore, regular discharge of acetate enriched ballast water in harbors and bays may cause eutrophication and changes in the microbial community, especially in colder regions. PMID:23871568

Stehouwer, Peter Paul; van Slooten, Cees; Peperzak, Louis

2013-10-01

334

Evaluation of the morphological changes of gastric mucosa induced by a low concentration of acetic acid using a rat model.  

PubMed

Oral ingestion of concentrated acetic acid causes corrosive injury of the gastrointestinal tract. To assess the effects of a low concentration of acetic acid on gastric mucosa, we examined the gastric mucosal changes in rats at 1 and 3 days after the injection of 5% or 25% acetic acid into the gastric lumen. The area of the gastric ulcerative lesions in the 25% acetic acid group was significantly larger than that in the 5% acetic acid group. The lesion area was reduced significantly at 3 days after injection in the 5% acetic acid group, whereas no significant difference in lesion area was observed at 1 and 3 days in the 25% acetic acid group. Histologically, corrosive necrosis was limited to the mucosal layer in the 5% acetic acid group, whereas necrosis extended throughout the gastric wall in the 25% acetic acid group. At 3 days post-injection, the 25% acetic acid group showed widespread persistent inflammation, whereas the 5% acetic acid group showed widespread appearance of fibroblasts indicative of a healing process. These results indicate that a low concentration of acetic acid damages the gastric mucosa and that the degree of mucosal damage depends on the concentration of acetic acid. PMID:24485432

Nakao, Ken-ichiro; Ro, Ayako; Kibayashi, Kazuhiko

2014-02-01

335

Transport properties of polyaniline-cellulose-acetate blends  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Transport properties of polyaniline (PANI)-cellulose acetate (CA) conducting blends have been investigated at various length scales and temperatures. We report on the results of dc and ac conductivity measurements, magnetoresistance and electron-spin resonance (ESR) performed on composite films with PANI weight fraction p ranging from the percolation threshold-pc~=0.1%-to a few percent. Three different PANI doping agents have been tested, namely, camphor sulfonic acid (CSA), di(i-octyl phosphate) (DiOP) and phenyl phosphonic acid (PPA). The percolative behavior of ?dc resembles that of published results on PANI/PMMA blends. The onset frequency ?? of the dispersion in ?ac appears to follow the scaling law: ??~?zdc with z~=1. The temperature dependence is of the form of ln?(T)~-(T0/T)? the exponent decreasing from 0.75 to 0.5 with increasing p. The microscopic metallic character of transport is found in ESR and microwave measurements. Spin-dependent conductivity is inferred from the (B/T)2 universal behavior of magnetoresistance. Those results are discussed in conjunction with the ongoing debate on the nature of disorder in conducting polymers-homogeneous versus heterogeneous.

Planès, Jérôme; Wolter, Andreas; Cheguettine, Yasmina; Pro?, Adam; Genoud, Françoise; Nechtschein, Maxime

1998-09-01

336

Cellulose acetate electrospun fiber mats for controlled release of silymarin.  

PubMed

In this research, the silymarin-loaded electrospun cellulose acetate (CA) fibers were prepared which containing silymarin in various amounts (i.e., 2.5-20 wt.% based on the weight of CA powder). Incorporation of silymarin in the neat CA solution did not affect the morphology of the resulting fibers, as both the neat and the silymarin-loaded CA fibers were smooth. The average diameters of silymarin-loaded CA fiber ranged between 550-900 nm. No presence of the silymarin aggregates of any kind was observed on the surfaces of these fibers, suggesting that the silymarin was encapsulated well within the fibers. These results were confirmed by lowering the glass transition temperature and the melting temperature of the silymarin-loaded electrospun CA fibers which is determined by DSC technique. The release characteristic of silymarin from the silymarin-loaded CA fiber mats was investigated by the total immersion in the solution of 1/1 phosphate buffer/methanol medium pH 7.4 at 37 degrees C. The silymarin release from the silymarin-loaded electrospun CA fiber mat is monotonously increased to reach the maximum value at 480 min. The maximum amount of silymarin released from these materials increases with the increasing of initial silymarin loading in the spinning CA solutions. Since no aggregation of silymarin was found on the surface of the silymarin-loaded fibers, the release of the silymarin from fiber mats was mainly by the diffusion. PMID:22524059

Phiriyawirut, Manisara; Phaechamud, Thawatchai

2012-01-01

337

Plasmacatalytic removal of lead acetate assisted by precipitation.  

PubMed

The Gliding Arc Discharge (GAD) is an efficient non-thermal plasma technique able to degrade organic compounds dispersed in water at atmospheric pressure. The degradation of the organometallic lead acetate (PbAc) in aqueous solution was performed by two distinct plasmageneous processes: GAD and GAD/TiO2. The global oxidation of the organic matter was followed by Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and the mineralization was determined by the Total Organic Carbon (TOC). The Pb(2+) ions released during the degradation process were measured by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS). For 2h of GAD treatment, the degradation rate of PbAc (10mM) reached 83% and for the same duration of GAD/TiO2 process ([TiO2]=1gL(-1)), it reached 93%. The release of Pb(2+) ions in the solution was respectively of 95% and 57% for GAD and GAD/TiO2 processes. The released Pb(2+) ions were removed by precipitation process in a basic medium at pH=11.1. A reaction mechanism was proposed to explain the PbAc molecule degradation and the Pb(2+) elimination. PMID:24462087

Haddou, Nabila; Ghezzar, Mouffok Redouane; Abdelmalek, Fatiha; Ognier, Stéphanie; Martel, Marc; Addou, Ahmed

2014-07-01

338

The synthetic progestin megestrol acetate adversely affects zebrafish reproduction.  

PubMed

Synthetic progestins contaminate the aquatic ecosystem, and may cause adverse health effects on aquatic organisms. Megestrol acetate (MTA) is present in the aquatic environment, but its possible effects on fish reproduction are unknown. In the present study, we investigated the endocrine disruption and impact of MTA on fish reproduction. After a pre-exposure period of 14 days, reproductively mature zebrafish (Danio rerio) (F0) were exposed to MTA at environmental concentrations (33, 100, 333, and 666 ng/L) for 21 days. Egg production was decreased in F0 fish exposed to MTA, with a significant decrease at 666 ng/L. The exposure significantly decreased the circulating concentrations of estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) in female fish or 11-keto testosterone (11-KT) in male fish. MTA exposure significantly downregulated the transcription of certain genes along the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. MTA did not affect early embryonic development or hatching success in the F1 generation. The present study showed that MTA is a potent endocrine disruptor in fish, and short-term exposure to MTA could significantly affect reproduction in fish and negatively impact the fish population. PMID:24647012

Han, Jian; Wang, Qiangwei; Wang, Xianfeng; Li, Yonggang; Wen, Sheng; Liu, Shan; Ying, Guangguo; Guo, Yongyong; Zhou, Bingsheng

2014-05-01

339

Bone density in long term users of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate.  

PubMed

The effects on bone density of long-term depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) use were investigated in a cross-sectional study of 185 clients 17-52 years of age at family planning clinics in Portsmouth and Manchester, England, who had been receiving contraceptive injections for 1-16 years (median, 5 years). Dual energy x-ray measurements of bone density of the femoral neck and lumbar spine, as well as venous blood samples, were taken prior to the women's next DMPA injection (1994-96). 153 women had serum estradiol levels under 150 pmol/l--the value considered adequate to maintain bone density. The mean bone density of the lumbar spine compared with the population mean for women 20-59 years old yielded a Z score of minus 0.332 (95% confidence interval, -0.510 to -0.154; p 0.001). There was a weak, nonsignificant correlation between lumbar spine Z score and years of DMPA use. Mean density of the femoral neck did not differ significantly from the normal population mean. There was no significant correlation between serum estradiol level and either bone density score. Overall, these findings provide no evidence that DMPA-induced amenorrhea places women at significant risk of further bone loss or that supplemental estrogen is required. PMID:9692421

Gbolade, B; Ellis, S; Murby, B; Randall, S; Kirkman, R

1998-07-01

340

Hydrogen bonding in hydrates with one acetic acid molecule.  

PubMed

Hydrogen bonding (H-bond) interaction significantly influences the separation of acetic acid (HAc) from the HAc/H(2)O mixtures, especially the dilute solution, in distillation processes. It has been examined from the HAc mono-, di-, tri-, and tetrahydrates by analyzing the structures, binding energies, and infrared vibrational frequencies from quantum chemical calculations. For the first coordinate shell the 6-membered head-on ring is surely the most favorable structure because it has (1) the most favorable H-bonding parameters, (2) almost the largest binding energy per H-bond, (3) the biggest wavenumber shifts, and (4) the highest ring distribution (the AIMD simulations). Moreover, the comparison of the calculations with the experiments (the X-ray scattering data and IR frequencies) suggests that the possible structures in dilute aqueous solution are those involving two or more coordinate shells. The H-bonding in these water-surrounded HAc hydrates are the origin of the low-efficiency problem of isolating HAc from the dilute HAc/H(2)O mixtures. It is apparently a tougher work to break the H-bonds among HAc and the surrounded H(2)O molecules with respect to the case of more concentrated solutions, where the dominant structures are HAc or H(2)O aggregates. PMID:20853886

Pu, Liang; Sun, Yueming; Zhang, Zhibing

2010-10-14

341

[Abiraterone acetate(ZYTIGA®)-development and literature review].  

PubMed

Abiraterone acetate(AA)has been approved in more than 80 countries for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer(mCRPC). In July 2013, a marketing approval application for AA was submitted to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare. AA is a selective inhibitor of CYP17A1, a crucial enzyme for androgen biosynthesis. AA exerts its anti-tumor activity by directly inhibiting androgen production at all three sources, i. e., the testes, adrenal glands, and tumor itself. Data from international phase III studies and phase I and II studies in Japan have indicated that AA improves the overall survival and quality of life(QoL)of patients with mCRPC. Herein, we have summarized the development of AA and the results of important international and local clinical trials in Japan. In addition, the effect of food on AA bioavailability, concomitant steroid use, and liver function test abnormalities have been discussed regarding the appropriate use of AA. PMID:25131865

Nishimura, Yukiko; Mukai, Harumi; Suzukawa, Kazumi; Oyama, Ryo

2014-07-01

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Committee Opinion No. 602: Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate and bone effects.  

PubMed

Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is a highly effective injectable contraceptive that affords privacy and has a convenient dose schedule of four times per year, making it appealing to many users, especially adolescents. Although the use of DMPA is associated with loss of bone mineral density (BMD), current longitudinal and cross-sectional evidence suggests that recovery of BMD occurs after discontinuation of DMPA. No high-quality data answer the important clinical question of whether DMPA affects fracture risk in adolescents or adults later in life. The effect of DMPA on BMD and potential fracture risk should not prevent practitioners from prescribing DMPA or continuing use beyond 2 years. The potential health risks associated with the bone effects of DMPA must be balanced against a woman's likelihood of pregnancy using other methods or no method, and the known negative health and social consequences associated with unintended pregnancy, particularly among adolescents. Health care providers should inform women and adolescents considering initiating DMPA or continuing to use the method about the benefits and the risks of DMPA and should discuss the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "black box" warning and use clinical judgment to assess appropriateness of use. PMID:24848921

2014-06-01

343

Cyproterone acetate in the therapy of prostate carcinoma.  

PubMed

Prostatic carcinoma is one of the most commonly neoplasm in men, with the strongest incidence around the age of 70 years. In consideration of the high hormonodependence of prostatic neoplasm the reduction of testosterone levels represents the choice of treatment for the patients with metastatic disease, and has an application also in the treatment of patients with a more limited disease, but not elegible to local treatment with a curative aim. The circulating testosterone can be maintained to the lowest levels by the use of drugs that can obtain, with different mechanism of action, a "medical castration". Cyproterone acetate (CPA) is a steroideal antiandrogen which has affinity with progesteron and with glucocorticoidal receptors. It centrally inhibits the release of lutehinizing hormon blocking in this way the secretion of testosterone of testicular origin. Besides, it inhibits the action of the androgens of surrenalic and testicular origin to the cellular level through a competitive direct interaction with the cellular receptors. This review illustrates the main evidences of efficacy and safety of CPA in the treatment of prostatic carcinoma. PMID:16372511

Torri, Valter; Floriani, Irene

2005-06-01

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Successful Pregnancy after Treatment with Ulipristal Acetate for Uterine Fibroids  

PubMed Central

This case report presents a clinical pregnancy after ulipristal acetate (UA) to decrease uterine fibroid size. A 37-year-old patient, gravida 1, abortus 1, with uterine fibroids was treated with 5?mg of UA daily for 13 weeks starting eight months after a multiple laparotomic myomectomy. Fibroid shrinkage and restoration of the morphology of endometrial cavity were evaluated in order to allow a subsequent pregnancy. A decrease of the uterine fibroids and a normal morphology of the endometrial cavity were noted by transvaginal ultrasound after treatment. An endometrial biopsy excluded histologic endometrial changes. Three months after the end of UA the patient reported amenorrhea for 5 weeks and a clinical pregnancy was confirmed with transvaginal ultrasound. She underwent a subsequent uneventful pregnancy. Thus, the spontaneous pregnancy after UA to reduce fibroid size may support the potential clinical utility of this selective progesterone receptor modulator in the management of women with pregnancy desire and uterine fibroids after a prior myomectomy. Patients who refuse a new surgical procedure and/or those who are going to undergo assisted reproductive techniques would benefit from UA. It effectively shrinks fibroids, avoids risks of a new surgical procedure, and allows an immediate attempt at conception after the end of treatment. PMID:25143845

Monleon, Javier; Galliano, Daniela; Pellicer, Antonio

2014-01-01

345

Protective effects of incensole acetate on cerebral ischemic injury.  

PubMed

The resin of Boswellia species is a major anti-inflammatory agent that has been used for centuries to treat various conditions including injuries and inflammatory conditions. Incensole acetate (IA), a major constituent of this resin, has been shown to inhibit NF-?B activation and concomitant inflammation, as well as the neurological deficit following head trauma. Here, we show that IA protects against ischemic neuronal damage and reperfusion injury in mice, attenuating the inflammatory nature of ischemic damage. IA given post-ischemia, reduced infarct volumes and improved neurological activities in the mouse model of ischemic injury in a dose dependent fashion. The protection from damage was accompanied by inhibition of TNF-?, IL-1? and TGF-? expression, as well as NF-?B activation following injury. In addition, IA is shown to have a therapeutic window of treatment up to 6h after ischemic injury. Finally, the protective effects of IA were partially mediated by TRPV3 channels as determined by the TRPV3 deficient mice and channel blocker studies. This study suggests that the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective activities of IA may serve as a novel therapeutic treatment for ischemic and reperfusion injury, and as a tool in the ongoing research of mechanisms for neurological damage. PMID:22284622

Moussaieff, Arieh; Yu, Jin; Zhu, Hong; Gattoni-Celli, Sebastiano; Shohami, Esther; Kindy, Mark S

2012-03-14

346

Scaleable production and separation of fermentation-derived acetic acid. Final CRADA report.  

SciTech Connect

Half of U.S. acetic acid production is used in manufacturing vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and is economical only in very large production plants. Nearly 80% of the VAM is produced by methanol carbonylation, which requires high temperatures and exotic construction materials and is energy intensive. Fermentation-derived acetic acid production allows for small-scale production at low temperatures, significantly reducing the energy requirement of the process. The goal of the project is to develop a scaleable production and separation process for fermentation-derived acetic acid. Synthesis gas (syngas) will be fermented to acetic acid, and the fermentation broth will be continuously neutralized with ammonia. The acetic acid product will be recovered from the ammonium acid broth using vapor-based membrane separation technology. The process is summarized in Figure 1. The two technical challenges to success are selecting and developing (1) microbial strains that efficiently ferment syngas to acetic acid in high salt environments and (2) membranes that efficiently separate ammonia from the acetic acid/water mixture and are stable at high enough temperature to facilitate high thermal cracking of the ammonium acetate salt. Fermentation - Microbial strains were procured from a variety of public culture collections (Table 1). Strains were incubated and grown in the presence of the ammonium acetate product and the fastest growing cultures were selected and incubated at higher product concentrations. An example of the performance of a selected culture is shown in Figure 2. Separations - Several membranes were considered. Testing was performed on a new product line produced by Sulzer Chemtech (Germany). These are tubular ceramic membranes with weak acid functionality (see Figure 3). The following results were observed: (1) The membranes were relatively fragile in a laboratory setting; (2) Thermally stable {at} 130 C in hot organic acids; (3) Acetic acid rejection > 99%; and (4) Moderate ammonia flux. The advantages of producing acetic acid by fermentation include its appropriateness for small-scale production, lower cost feedstocks, low energy membrane-based purification, and lower temperature and pressure requirements. Potential energy savings of using fermentation are estimated to be approximately 14 trillion Btu by 2020 from a reduction in natural gas use. Decreased transportation needs with regional plants will eliminate approximately 200 million gallons of diesel consumption, for combined savings of 45 trillion Btu. If the fermentation process captures new acetic acid production, savings could include an additional 5 trillion Btu from production and 7 trillion Btu from transportation energy.

Snyder, S. W.; Energy Systems

2010-02-08

347

Extraction and sorption of acetic acid at pH above pK{sub a} to form calcium magnesium acetate  

SciTech Connect

The use of rock salt for deicing roads has many negative effects on automobiles, highway systems, and the environment. Calcium magnesium acetate, hence-forth denoted CMA, has been identified as a more desirable, environmentally benign solid deicer for high-ways, airport runaways, and similar applications. CMA is also of interest as an additive for scavenging sulfur in combustion processes so as to reduce emissions of sulfur oxides and as a catalyst for coal gasification. Different extractants (trioctylphosphine oxide and secondary, tertiary, and quaternary amines) and solid sorbents (tertiary and quaternary amines) were investigated as agents for recovery of acetic acid as part of a process for production of CMA from fermentation acetic acid. The pH and temperature dependencies for uptake of acetic acid by these extractants and sorbents were measured, along with the degrees of regeneration by aqueous suspensions of slaked dolomitic lime. These results enable identification of agents having optimal basicity. Among the extractants, the secondary amine Amberlite LA-2 gave the best combined performance for extraction and regeneration. Among the sorbents, a tertiary amine, Amberlite IRA-35, gave the best performance. Trioctylphosphine oxide does not maintain capacity in the pH range (about 6) most attractive for acetic acid fermentation. Slurred crushed dolomite is not sufficiently basic to accomplish regeneration.

Reisinger, H.; King, C.J. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1995-03-01

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Thermodynamic modeling of neptunium(V)-acetate complexation in concentrated NaCl media  

SciTech Connect

The complexation of neptunium(V), Np(V), with the acetate anion, Ac{sup -}, was measured in sodium chloride media to high concentration using an extraction technique. The data were interpreted using the thermodynamic formalism of Pitzer, which is valid to high electrolyte concentrations. A consistent model for the deprotonation constants of acetic acid in NaCl and NaClO{sub 4} media was developed. For the concentrations of acetate expected in a waste repository, only the neutral complex NpO{sub 2}Ac(aq) was important in describing the interactions between the neptunyl ion and acetate. The thermodynamic stability constant log {beta}{sup 0}{sub 101} for the reaction NpO{sub 2}{sup +} + Ac{sup -} {leftrightarrow} NpO{sub 2}Ac was calculated to be 1.46{plus_minus}0.11. This weak complexing behavior between the neptunyl ion and acetate indicates that acetate will not significantly enhance dissolved Np(V) concentrations in ground waters associated with nuclear waste repositories that may contain acetate.

Novak, C.F.; Borkowski, M.; Choppin, G.R.

1995-09-01

349

Can we trust odor databases? Example of t- and n-butyl acetate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The US EPA has exempted t-butyl acetate from VOC regulations, which increases the likelihood that it may replace other solvents in some settings. This investigation probes its chemosensory properties. In Study 1, subjects ( n = 29) sought to detect the odor of t-butyl acetate and of n-butyl acetate in forced-choice testing of stable concentrations, analytically confirmed. Subjects sniffed from cones with a high enough volumetric flow to insure against dilution by nonodorized air. A subject made hundreds of judgments, enough for a psychometric function for each material. The points of 50% detection above chance ("threshold") occurred at 8 and 2 ppb for t-butyl acetate and n-butyl acetate, respectively. In study 2, subjects ( n = 26) sought to detect vapor with the eye via chemesthesis (sensory irritation) in 10-s exposures. Detection at 50% occurred at 177 and 113 ppm for t-butyl acetate and n-butyl acetate, respectively, more than 10,000 times above that for odor detection. The protocols produced results of uncommon precision compared to those in often-misleading archival databases. The nose exhibits much higher sensitivity than the databases indicate. The collections rarely exhibit accuracy better than ±1000%. Collection of accurate data for a VOC can ironically bring on stricter regulation for just it, a situation that calls for a strategy to improve the database by collection of new data, importation of better data, and development of quantitative structure-activity modeling.

Cain, William S.; Schmidt, Roland

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Combustion process and nitrogen oxides emission of Shenmu coal added with sodium acetate  

SciTech Connect

Shenmu bituminous coal with 4% sodium acetate added was used to investigate the characteristics of combustion and nitrogen oxide (NOx) release in a fixed bed reactor heated by a tube furnace. The composition of the flue gas was analyzed to investigate the effects of sodium acetate on the combustion process and NOx emission. The experiments were carried out in a partial reductive atmosphere and a strong oxidative atmosphere. The O{sub 2} valley value in the partial reductive atmosphere was reduced by the added sodium acetate. Sodium acetate accelerated the combustion and shortened the combustion process. The experimental results showed that the emissions of NO, NO{sub 2}, and N{sub 2}O were affected by the reacting atmosphere and the combustion temperature. In the strong oxidative atmosphere, sodium acetate resulted in a slight NOx reduction. In the partial reductive atmosphere, sodium acetate reduced both the peak value of NO concentration and the total NO emission significantly. An over 30% NOx reduction efficiency was achieved at 900{sup o}C in the partial reductive atmosphere, which decreased with the increase in temperature. Sodium acetate was decomposed into hydrocarbon radicals and sodium hydroxide, which can both reduce NOx emissions due to their special reactions with the nitrogen component. 17 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

Yang Weijuan; Zhou Junhu; Liu Maosheng; Zhou Zhijun; Liu Jianzhong; Cen Kefa [Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China). State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, Institute for Thermal Power Engineering

2007-09-15

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Point mutation of H3/H4 histones affects acetic acid tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  

PubMed

The molecular mechanism of acetic acid tolerance in yeast remains unclear despite of its importance for efficient cellulosic ethanol production. In this study, we examined the effects of histone H3/H4 point mutations on yeast acetic acid tolerance by comprehensively screening a histone H3/H4 mutant library. A total of 24 histone H3/H4 mutants (six acetic acid resistant and 18 sensitive) were identified. Compared to the wild-type strain, the histone acetic acid-resistant mutants exhibited improved ethanol fermentation performance under acetic acid stress. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis revealed that changes in the gene expression in the acetic acid-resistant mutants H3 K37A and H4 K16Q were mainly related to energy production, antioxidative stress. Our results provide novel insights into yeast acetic acid tolerance on the basis of histone, and suggest a novel approach to improve ethanol production by altering the histone H3/H4 sequences. PMID:25093933

Liu, Xiangyong; Zhang, Xiaohua; Zhang, Zhaojie

2014-10-10

352

Choline acetate enhanced the catalytic performance of Candida rogusa lipase in AOT reverse micelles.  

PubMed

Choline acetate is an ionic liquid composed of a kosmotropic anion and a chaotropic cation. According to Hofmeister series, a kosmotropic anion and/or a chaotropic cation could stabilize an enzyme, thereby facilitating the retention of the catalytic activity of the enzyme. In this work, we first report the influence of choline acetate on the activity and stability of lipase in AOT/water/isooctane reverse micelles. The indicator reaction is the lipase-catalyzed hydrolysis of 4-nitrophenyl butyrate. The results show that a low level of choline acetate does not affect the microstructure of the AOT reverse micelles, but the ionic liquid can improve the catalytic efficiency of lipase. Fluorescence spectra show that a high level of choline acetate has an impact on the conformation of lipase, so the activation is mainly due to the influence of choline acetate on the nucleophilicity of water. Infrared spectra demonstrate that choline acetate can form stronger hydrogen bonds with water surrounding lipase, and therefore enhance the nucleophilicity of the water, which makes it easier to attack the acyl enzyme intermediate, thereby increasing the activity of the lipase-catalyzed hydrolysis of the ester. A study on the stability of lipase in AOT reverse micelles indicates that the ionic liquid is able to maintain the activity of lipase to a certain extent. The effect of choline acetate is consistent with that predicted based on Hofmeister series. PMID:23352950

Xue, Luyan; Zhao, Yin; Yu, Lijie; Sun, Yanwen; Yan, Keqian; Li, Ying; Huang, Xirong; Qu, Yinbo

2013-05-01

353

Behavioral responses of Rhagoletis cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae) to GF-120 insecticidal bait enhanced with ammonium acetate.  

PubMed

GF-120 is a baited formulation of the insecticide spinosad containing 1% ammonium acetate, developed for control of economically important fruit flies. The response of feral cherry fruit flies, Rhagoletis cingulata Loew, to GF-120 augmented with 0, 5, or 10% ammonium acetate was evaluated under orchard conditions. Significantly more flies were observed within 30 cm of bait droplets with 10% ammonium acetate added compared with standard bait or to a water control. These fly visits to GF-120 enhanced with 10 or 5% ammonium acetate lasted an average of 263.2 +/- 85.2 and 337.6 +/- 72.6 s, respectively, compared with 50.3 +/- 36.4 s for standard GF-120. Droplets containing additional ammonium acetate also were contacted by more flies, and more flies fed upon these droplets than on GF-120 or the water control. Furthermore, the duration of feeding on GF-120 bait enhanced with either level of additional ammonium acetate was significantly greater compared with standard GF-120 or water. Feeding events lasted between 61.5 +/- 30.7 and 73.4 +/- 21.0 s on enhanced GF-120 compared with 6.8 +/- 5.7 s on standard GF-120. Collectively, these results indicate that the interaction of feral R. cingulata with GF-120 droplets and the toxicant spinosad can be increased by addition of ammonium acetate. PMID:16937687

Pelz-Stelinski, K S; Gut, L J; Isaacs, R

2006-08-01

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A paradigm for strain improvement identifies sodium acetate tolerance loci in Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae  

SciTech Connect

The application of systems biology tools holds promise for rational industrial microbial strain development. Here, we characterize a Zymomonas mobilis mutant (AcR) demonstrating sodium acetate tolerance that has potential importance in biofuel development. The genome changes associated with AcR are determined using microarray comparative genome sequencing (CGS) and 454-pyrosequencing. Sanger sequencing analysis is employed to validate genomic differences and to investigate CGS and 454-pyrosequencing limitations. Transcriptomics, genetic data and growth studies indicate that over-expression of the sodium-proton antiporter gene nhaA confers the elevated AcR sodium acetate tolerance phenotype. nhaA over-expression mostly confers enhanced sodium (Na+) tolerance and not acetate (Ac-) tolerance, unless both ions are present in sufficient quantities. NaAc is more inhibitory than potassium and ammonium acetate for Z. mobilis and the combination of elevated Na+ and Ac- ions exerts a synergistic inhibitory effect for strain ZM4. A structural model for the NhaA sodium-proton antiporter is constructed to provide mechanistic insights. We demonstrate that Saccharomyces cerevisiae sodium-proton antiporter genes also contribute to sodium acetate, potassium acetate, and ammonium acetate tolerances. The present combination of classical and systems biology tools is a paradigm for accelerated industrial strain improvement and combines benefits of few a priori assumptions with detailed, rapid, mechanistic studies.

Yang, Shihui [ORNL; Land, Miriam L [ORNL; Klingeman, Dawn Marie [ORNL; Pelletier, Dale A [ORNL; Lu, Tse-Yuan [ORNL; Martin, S L. [North Carolina State University; Guo, Hao-Bo [ORNL; Smith, Jeremy C [ORNL; Brown, Steven D [ORNL

2010-04-01

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Paradigm for industrial strain improvement identifies sodium acetate tolerance loci in Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae  

SciTech Connect

The application of systems biology tools holds promise for rational industrial microbial strain development. Here, we characterize a Zymomonas mobilis mutant (AcR) demonstrating sodium acetate tolerance that has potential importance in biofuel development. The genome changes associated with AcR are determined using microarray comparative genome sequencing (CGS) and 454-pyrosequencing. Sanger sequencing analysis is employed to validate genomic differences and to investigate CGS and 454-pyrosequencing limitations. Transcriptomics, genetic data and growth studies indicate that over-expression of the sodium-proton antiporter gene nhaA confers the elevated AcR sodium acetate tolerance phenotype. nhaA over-expression mostly confers enhanced sodium (Na{sup +}) tolerance and not acetate (Ac{sup -}) tolerance, unless both ions are present in sufficient quantities. NaAc is more inhibitory than potassium and ammonium acetate for Z. mobilis and the combination of elevated Na{sup +} and Ac{sup -} ions exerts a synergistic inhibitory effect for strain ZM4. A structural model for the NhaA sodium-proton antiporter is constructed to provide mechanistic insights. We demonstrate that Saccharomyces cerevisiae sodium-proton antiporter genes also contribute to sodium acetate, potassium acetate, and ammonium acetate tolerances. The present combination of classical and systems biology tools is a paradigm for accelerated industrial strain improvement and combines benefits of few a priori assumptions with detailed, rapid, mechanistic studies.

Yang, Shihui [ORNL; Land, Miriam L [ORNL; Klingeman, Dawn Marie [ORNL; Pelletier, Dale A [ORNL; Lu, Tse-Yuan [ORNL; Martin, S L. [North Carolina State University; Guo, Hao-Bo [ORNL; Smith, Jeremy C [ORNL; Brown, Steven D [ORNL

2010-01-01

356

Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of clove essential oil and eugenyl acetate produced by enzymatic esterification.  

PubMed

This work reports the maximization of eugenyl acetate production by esterification of essential oil of clove in a solvent-free system using Novozym 435 as catalyst. The antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of clove essential oil and eugenyl acetate produced were determined. The conditions that maximized eugenyl acetate production were 60 °C, essential oil of clove to acetic anhydride ratio of 1:5, 150 rpm, and 10 wt% of enzyme, with a conversion of 99.87 %. A kinetic study was performed to assess the influence of substrates' molar ratio, enzyme concentration, and temperature on product yield. Results show that an excess of anhydride, enzyme concentration of 5.5 wt%, 50 °C, and essential oil of clove to acetic anhydride ratio of 1:5 afforded nearly a complete conversion after 2 h of reaction. Comparing the antibacterial activity of the essential oil of clove before and after esterification, we observed a decrease in the antimicrobial activity of eugenyl acetate, particularly with regard to minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Both eugenyl acetate and clove essential oil were most effective to the gram-negative than gram-positive bacteria group. The results showed a high antioxidant potential for essential oil before and particularly after the esterification reaction thus becoming an option for the formulation of new antioxidant products. PMID:25104002

Vanin, Adriana B; Orlando, Tainara; Piazza, Suelen P; Puton, Bruna M S; Cansian, Rogério L; Oliveira, Debora; Paroul, Natalia

2014-10-01

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Aspects of the spasmogenic effects of acetate esters on ileal smooth muscle.  

PubMed

Acetate esters, such as aspirin methylester, aspirin and resorcinol monoacetate, induced contractions of guinea-pig ileum. Their actions were selectively antagonized by atropine, but were not affected by ganglion blocking agents, conduction blockers, aging with cooling, anoxia or antihistaminics. On the other hand, N-acetates, such as acetanilide and p-acetaminophenol, and no contractile action on the ileum. These acetate esters thus seemed to have a cholinergic action, and not a direct action on muscle or other known specific receptors for endogenous active substances. The contractions induced by the acetate esters were selectively potentiated by low concentrations of choline, whereas those induced by acetylcholine, nicotine, 5-hydroxytryptamine and histamine were not. However, N-acetates did not induce the contractions even in the presence of choline. Organophosphorus cholinesterase inhibitors, such as diisopropyl fluorophosphate and paraoxon, selectively and irreversibly inhibited the actions of aspirin and N,O-diacetyl-p-aminophenol with or without choline. From these results, it is concluded that the acetate esters with or without choline act through the cholinergic system. However, their actions cannot be explained in terms of known mechanisms, such as acetylcholine release, cholinesterase inhibition or a direct muscarinic action. Therefore, the acetate esters, including phenyl acetate which was supposed to be a releaser of acetylcholine, seem to have a hitherto undescribed type of cholinergic action whose mechanism is unknown. It seems that organophosphate-sensitive esterase(s) in the preparation may be essential for initiation of the actions of the acetate esters with or without choline, but the mechanism of the effect of choline is unknown. PMID:856612

Moritoki, H; Ishida, Y

1977-04-21

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C11-Acetate and F-18 FDG PET for Men With Prostate Cancer Bone Metastases  

PubMed Central

Purpose of the Report This study tested the feasibility of C11-acetate (acetate) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to assess response to therapy in men with bone metastatic prostate cancer and compared results for disease detection and response evaluation with F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET. Materials and Methods Men with ?3 prostate cancer bone metastases identified by Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scintigraphy and/or computed tomography were enrolled in a prospective study of serial acetate and FDG PET imaging. Patients were imaged before and 6 to 12 weeks after initial androgen deprivation therapy for new metastatic prostate cancer or first-line chemotherapy with docetaxel for castration-resistant prostate cancer. Qualitative assessment and changes in the tumor:normal uptake ratio were used to assess response by both acetate and FDG PET. In addition, the detection of bone metastases pretherapy was compared for acetate and FDG PET. Results A total of 8 patients with documented bone metastases were imaged, of which 6 were imaged both pre- and post-therapy. Acetate PET detected bone metastases in all 8 patients, whereas FDG PET detected lesions in 6 of the 7 imaged patients. Acetate PET generally detected more metastases with a higher tumor:normal uptake ratio. Qualitative and quantitative assessments of post-treatment response correlated with composite clinical designations of response, stable disease, or progression in 6 of 6 and 5 of 6 by acetate and 4 of 5 and 3 of 5 by FDG PET, respectively. Conclusions In this pilot study, results indicate that acetate PET holds promise for response assessment of prostate cancer bone metastases and is complementary to FDG PET in bone metastasis detection. PMID:21285676

Yu, Evan Y.; Muzi, Mark; Hackenbracht, Joy A.; Rezvani, Brian B.; Link, Jeanne M.; Montgomery, Robert Bruce; Higano, Celestia S.; Eary, Janet F.; Mankoff, David A.

2011-01-01

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Long-term effectiveness of glatiramer acetate in clinical practice conditions.  

PubMed

Glatiramer acetate currently represents one of the main treatments for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). However, the information available about its long-term effect in clinical practice is still limited. Thus, this multicenter retrospective cohort study aimed to assess the long-term effectiveness of glatiramer acetate in this setting. The study population included RRMS patients treated with glatiramer acetate for at least 5years after its marketing authorization and the primary endpoint was long-term clinical effectiveness, defined as absence of disability progression for at least five consecutive years. A total of 149 patients were included into the study, who had received glatiramer acetate for a mean of 6.9±1.4years (5years, n=149; 6years, n=112; 7years, n=63; 8years, n=32; 9years, n=21). More than 85% of patients remained free from disability progression through years 1 to 9 of glatiramer acetate treatment, and 75.2% showed absence of disability progression for at least five consecutive years. Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) scores were maintained, with most patients showing stable/improved EDSS and 92.6% sustaining EDSS <6. Decreased annual relapse rates and increased proportion of relapse-free patients were maintained during the whole glatiramer acetate treatment compared to the year prior to its authorization (p<0.001). The number of gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted lesions also decreased from pre-glatiramer-acetate assessment to last follow-up whilst on glatiramer acetate (p<0.05). In conclusion, administration of glatiramer acetate shows long-term clinical effectiveness for RRMS treatment; its effect under clinical practice conditions slowed disability progression and reduced relapse occurrence for up to 9years. PMID:25257663

Arnal-García, Carmen; Amigo-Jorrin, Maria Del Campo; López-Real, Ana Maria; Lema-Devesa, Carme; Llopis, Noemi; Sanchez-de la Rosa, R

2014-12-01

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Acetate Availability and Utilization Supports the Growth of Mutant Sub-Populations on Aging Bacterial Colonies  

PubMed Central

When bacterial colonies age most cells enter a stationary phase, but sub-populations of mutant bacteria can continue to grow and accumulate. These sub-populations include bacteria with mutations in rpoB (RNA polymerase ?-subunit) or rpoS (RNA polymerase stress-response sigma factor). Here we have identified acetate as a nutrient present in the aging colonies that is utilized by these mutant subpopulations to support their continued growth. Proteome analysis of aging colonies showed that several proteins involved in acetate conversion and utilization were upregulated during aging. Acetate is known to be excreted during the exponential growth phase but can be imported later during the transition to stationary phase and converted to acetyl-CoA. Acetyl-CoA is used in multiple processes, including feeding into the TCA cycle, generating ATP via the glyoxylate shunt, as a source of acetyl groups for protein modification, and to support fatty acid biosynthesis. We showed that deletion of acs (encodes acetyl-CoA synthetase; converts acetate into acetyl-CoA) significantly reduced the accumulation of rpoB and rpoS mutant subpopulations on aging colonies. Measurement of radioactive acetate uptake showed that the rate of conversion decreased in aging wild-type colonies, was maintained at a constant level in the rpoB mutant, and significantly increased in the aging rpoS mutant. Finally, we showed that the growth of subpopulations on aging colonies was greatly enhanced if the aging colony itself was unable to utilize acetate, leaving more acetate available for mutant subpopulations to use. Accordingly, the data show that the accumulation of subpopulations of rpoB and rpoS mutants on aging colonies is supported by the availability in the aging colony of acetate, and by the ability of the subpopulation cells to convert the acetate to acetyl-CoA. PMID:25275605

Bergman, Jessica M.; Wrande, Marie; Hughes, Diarmaid

2014-01-01

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Acetate supplementation increases brain phosphocreatine and reduces AMP levels with no effect on mitochondrial biogenesis.  

PubMed

Acetate supplementation in rats increases plasma acetate and brain acetyl-CoA levels. Although acetate is used as a marker to study glial energy metabolism, the effect that acetate supplementation has on normal brain energy stores has not been quantified. To determine the effect(s) that an increase in acetyl-CoA levels has on brain energy metabolism, we measured brain nucleotide, phosphagen and glycogen levels, and quantified cardiolipin content and mitochondrial number in rats subjected to acetate supplementation. Acetate supplementation was induced with glyceryl triacetate (GTA) by oral gavage (6 g/kg body weight). Rats used for biochemical analysis were euthanized using head-focused microwave irradiation at 2, and 4h following treatment to immediately stop metabolism. We found that acetate did not alter brain ATP, ADP, NAD, GTP levels, or the energy charge ratio [ECR, (ATP+½ ADP)/(ATP+ADP+AMP)] when compared to controls. However, after 4h of treatment brain phosphocreatine levels were significantly elevated with a concomitant reduction in AMP levels with no change in glycogen levels. In parallel studies where rats were treated with GTA for 28 days, we found that acetate did not alter brain glycogen and mitochondrial biogenesis as determined by measuring brain cardiolipin content, the fatty acid composition of cardiolipin and using quantitative ultra-structural analysis to determine mitochondrial density/unit area of cytoplasm in hippocampal CA3 neurons. Collectively, these data suggest that an increase in brain acetyl-CoA levels by acetate supplementation does increase brain energy stores however it has no effect on brain glycogen and neuronal mitochondrial biogenesis. PMID:23321384

Bhatt, Dhaval P; Houdek, Heidi M; Watt, John A; Rosenberger, Thad A

2013-02-01

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Acetate availability and utilization supports the growth of mutant sub-populations on aging bacterial colonies.  

PubMed

When bacterial colonies age most cells enter a stationary phase, but sub-populations of mutant bacteria can continue to grow and accumulate. These sub-populations include bacteria with mutations in rpoB (RNA polymerase ?-subunit) or rpoS (RNA polymerase stress-response sigma factor). Here we have identified acetate as a nutrient present in the aging colonies that is utilized by these mutant subpopulations to support their continued growth. Proteome analysis of aging colonies showed that several proteins involved in acetate conversion and utilization were upregulated during aging. Acetate is known to be excreted during the exponential growth phase but can be imported later during the transition to stationary phase and converted to acetyl-CoA. Acetyl-CoA is used in multiple processes, including feeding into the TCA cycle, generating ATP via the glyoxylate shunt, as a source of acetyl groups for protein modification, and to support fatty acid biosynthesis. We showed that deletion of acs (encodes acetyl-CoA synthetase; converts acetate into acetyl-CoA) significantly reduced the accumulation of rpoB and rpoS mutant subpopulations on aging colonies. Measurement of radioactive acetate uptake showed that the rate of conversion decreased in aging wild-type colonies, was maintained at a constant level in the rpoB mutant, and significantly increased in the aging rpoS mutant. Finally, we showed that the growth of subpopulations on aging colonies was greatly enhanced if the aging colony itself was unable to utilize acetate, leaving more acetate available for mutant subpopulations to use. Accordingly, the data show that the accumulation of subpopulations of rpoB and rpoS mutants on aging colonies is supported by the availability in the aging colony of acetate, and by the ability of the subpopulation cells to convert the acetate to acetyl-CoA. PMID:25275605

Bergman, Jessica M; Wrande, Marie; Hughes, Diarmaid

2014-01-01

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Putative ABC Transporter Responsible for Acetic Acid Resistance in Acetobacter aceti  

PubMed Central

Two-dimensional gel electrophoretic analysis of the membrane fraction of Acetobacter aceti revealed the presence of several proteins that were produced in response to acetic acid. A 60-kDa protein, named AatA, which was mostly induced by acetic acid, was prepared; aatA was cloned on the basis of its NH2-terminal amino acid sequence. AatA, consisting of 591 amino acids and containing ATP-binding cassette (ABC) sequences and ABC signature sequences, belonged to the ABC transporter superfamily. The aatA mutation with an insertion of the neomycin resistance gene within the aatA coding region showed reduced resistance to acetic acid, formic acid, propionic acid, and lactic acid, whereas the aatA mutation exerted no effects on resistance to various drugs, growth at low pH (adjusted with HCl), assimilation of acetic acid, or resistance to citric acid. Introduction of plasmid pABC101 containing aatA under the control of the Escherichia coli lac promoter into the aatA mutant restored the defect in acetic acid resistance. In addition, pABC101 conferred acetic acid resistance on E. coli. These findings showed that AatA was a putative ABC transporter conferring acetic acid resistance on the host cell. Southern blot analysis and subsequent nucleotide sequencing predicted the presence of aatA orthologues in a variety of acetic acid bacteria belonging to the genera Acetobacter and Gluconacetobacter. The fermentation with A. aceti containing aatA on a multicopy plasmid resulted in an increase in the final yield of acetic acid. PMID:16391084

Nakano, Shigeru; Fukaya, Masahiro; Horinouchi, Sueharu

2006-01-01

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Acetate-Mediated Growth Inhibition in Sterol 14?-Demethylation-Deficient Cells of Candida albicans  

PubMed Central

Candida albicans is a fungus thought to be viable in the presence of a deficiency in sterol 14?-demethylation. We showed in a strain of this species that the deficiency, caused either by a mutation or by an azole antifungal agent, made the cells susceptible to growth inhibition by acetate included in the culture medium. Studies with a mutant demonstrated that the inhibition was complete at a sodium acetate concentration of 0.24 M (20 g/liter) and was evident even at a pH of 8, the latter result indicating the involvement of acetate ions rather than the undissociated form of acetic acid. In fluconazole-treated cells, sterol profiles determined by thin-layer chromatography revealed that the minimum sterol 14?-demethylation-inhibitory concentrations (MDICs) of the drug, thought to be the most important parameter for clinical purposes, were practically identical in the media with and without 0.24 M acetate and were equivalent to the MIC in the acetate-supplemented medium. The acetate-mediated growth inhibition of azole-treated cells was confirmed with two additional strains of C. albicans and four different agents, suggesting the possibility of generalization. From these results, it was surmised that the acetate-containing medium may find use in azole susceptibility testing, for which there is currently no method capable of measuring MDICs directly for those fungi whose viability is not lost as a result of sterol 14?-demethylation deficiency. Additionally, the acetate-supplemented agar medium was found to be useful in detecting reversions from sterol 14?-demethylation deficiency to proficiency. PMID:9869573

Shimokawa, Osamu; Nakayama, Hiroaki

1999-01-01

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Nomegestrol acetate-17b-estradiol for oral contraception  

PubMed Central

Oral contraceptives remain a popular method of contraception over 50 years after their introduction. While safe and effective for many women, the failure rate of oral contraception is about 8%. Concerns about the risk of venous thromboembolism continue to drive the search for the safest oral contraceptive formulations. The oral contraceptive NOMAC-E2 contains nomegestrol acetate (NOMAC) 2.5 mg + 17b-estradiol (E2) 1.5 mg. The approved dosing regimen is 24 days of active hormone, followed by a 4-day hormone-free interval. NOMAC is a progestin derived from testosterone, which has high bioavailability, rapid absorption, and a long half-life. Estradiol, though it has a lower bioavailability, has been successfully combined with NOMAC in a monophasic oral contraceptive. Two recently published randomized controlled trials demonstrate that NOMAC-E2 is an effective contraceptive, with a Pearl Index less than one pregnancy per 100 woman-years. The bleeding pattern on NOMAC-E2 is characterized by fewer bleeding/spotting days, shorter withdrawal bleeds, and a higher incidence of amenorrhea than the comparator oral contraceptive containing drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. The adverse event profile appears to be acceptable. Few severe adverse events were reported in the randomized controlled trials. The most common adverse events were irregular bleeding, acne, and weight gain. Preliminary studies suggest that NOMAC-E2 does not seem to have negative effects on hemostatic and metabolic parameters. While no one oral contraceptive formulation is likely to be the optimum choice for all women, NOMAC-E2 is a formulation with effectiveness comparable with that of other oral contraceptives, and a reassuring safety profile. PMID:23836965

Burke, Anne

2013-01-01

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Acetic Acid Bacteria, Newly Emerging Symbionts of Insects?  

PubMed Central

Recent research in microbe-insect symbiosis has shown that acetic acid bacteria (AAB) establish symbiotic relationships with several insects of the orders Diptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, and Homoptera, all relying on sugar-based diets, such as nectars, fruit sugars, or phloem sap. To date, the fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster and Bactrocera oleae, mosquitoes of the genera Anopheles and Aedes, the honey bee Apis mellifera, the leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus, and the mealybug Saccharicoccus sacchari have been found to be associated with the bacterial genera Acetobacter, Gluconacetobacter, Gluconobacter, Asaia, and Saccharibacter and the novel genus Commensalibacter. AAB establish symbiotic associations with the insect midgut, a niche characterized by the availability of diet-derived carbohydrates and oxygen and by an acidic pH, selective factors that support AAB growth. AAB have been shown to actively colonize different insect tissues and organs, such as the epithelia of male and female reproductive organs, the Malpighian tubules, and the salivary glands. This complex topology of the symbiosis indicates that AAB possess the keys for passing through body barriers, allowing them to migrate to different organs of the host. Recently, AAB involvement in the regulation of innate immune system homeostasis of Drosophila has been shown, indicating a functional role in host survival. All of these lines of evidence indicate that AAB can play different roles in insect biology, not being restricted to the feeding habit of the host. The close association of AAB and their insect hosts has been confirmed by the demonstration of multiple modes of transmission between individuals and to their progeny that include vertical and horizontal transmission routes, comprising a venereal one. Taken together, the data indicate that AAB represent novel secondary symbionts of insects. PMID:20851977

Crotti, Elena; Rizzi, Aurora; Chouaia, Bessem; Ricci, Irene; Favia, Guido; Alma, Alberto; Sacchi, Luciano; Bourtzis, Kostas; Mandrioli, Mauro; Cherif, Ameur; Bandi, Claudio; Daffonchio, Daniele

2010-01-01

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Photoluminescence of cellulose acetate and silica sphere composite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Strong blue and green light emission has been observed from the cellulose acetate (CA) and silica sphere composite. Two different amounts of silica spheres were mixed in the CA solution to fabricate large area super-hydrophobic films. The silica spheres and CA solution ratios were 0.07:4.0 (SSCA-A) and 0.14:4.0 (SSCA-B). The milky color solution of SSCA-A and SSCA-B slowly turned to light yellow and red, respectively, with the time passed. The colors became intense yellow and red for the SSCA-A and SSCA-B, respectively, after 38 days. FTIR spectra show more absorption at 3478 cm-1 corresponding sbnd OH stretching vibration, at 2963 cm-1 caused by sbnd CH stretching vibration, at 1746 and 1713 cm-1 representing the Cdbnd O stretching vibration, and at 1100 cm-1 corresponding sbnd Rsbnd OH and Sisbnd Osbnd Si stretching vibration for CA and silica. Therefore, aged SSCA-A and SSCA-B have more sbnd OH, sbnd CH, sbnd Cdbnd O, and Sisbnd Osbnd Si groups than pure CA. UV-visible spectra show the absorption peaks at 410 nm for both SSCA-A and SSCA-B. Photoluminescence (PL) peaks were shifted toward longer wavelength with the increase of the excitation wavelength and became maximum at approximately 470 nm with excitation wavelength at 400 nm for the SSCA-A. There were two maximum luminescence peaks at 470 and 530 nm with the excitation wavelength at 400 and 470 nm, respectively, for the SSCA-B. The luminescence peak shift was due to the multiple emission center proved by the different excitation energy.

Kang, Kwang-Sun

2014-08-01

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Water soluble cellulose acetate: a versatile polymer for film coating.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to investigate the use of water soluble cellulose acetate (WSCA) as a film coating material for tablets. Aspirin (ASA) tablets were prepared by direct compression and coated with either WSCA or HPMC (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) dispersions. Coatings of 1-3%, depending on the intended application, were applied to the model drug (ASA) tablets employing a side-vented coating pan. Free films of WSCA, prepared by cast method, are crystal clear and, depending on the viscosity grade, are flexible, strong and durable. WSCA has the capability of forming free films without plasticizers and the films dry at room temperature. Glass transition temperature, Tg, was determined by differential scanning calorimetry. The Tg of WSCA is significantly higher relative to HPMC. Inclusion of plasticizer lowers the Tg of WSCA and effective plasticizers were PEG 400 and glycerin. Low viscosity WSCA was more soluble in water (25-30%) relative to medium viscosity WSCA (10-15%). WSCA solutions exhibited no increase in viscosity with an increase in temperature. Samples of coated (WSCA and HPMC) tablets and uncoated ASA cores were packaged for stability studies at room and elevated temperature storage. Physical stability of ASA tablets coated with 2:1 LV: MV (low viscosity: medium viscosity) WSCA formulations was better when compared to tablets coated with HPMC. Dissolution stability of WSCA coated ASA was similar to the physical stability results. After three months at elevated temperature (35 and 45 degrees C), the WSCA coated tablets complied with USP dissolution requirements for ASA, while the HPMC coated tablets did not. There was no difference in moisture (weight) gain of ASA tablets coated with either WSCA or HPMC. The WSCA coated tablets were not sticky or tacky, while the HPMC coated tablets were tacky and stuck together. PMID:17454061

Wheatley, Thomas A

2007-03-01

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Randomized Study Combining Interferon & Glatiramer Acetate in Multiple Sclerosis  

PubMed Central

Objective A double-blind, randomized, controlled study to determine if combined use of interferon beta-1a (IFN) 30ug IM weekly and glatiramer acetate (GA) 20mg daily is more efficacious than either agent alone in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Methods 1008 participants were randomized and followed until the last participant enrolled completed 3 yrs. The primary endpoint was reduction in annualized relapse rate utilizing a strict definition of relapse. Secondary outcomes included time to confirmed disability, Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC) score and MRI metrics. Results Combination IFN + GA was not superior to the better of the single agents (GA) in risk of relapse. Both the combination therapy and GA were significantly better than IFN in reducing the risk of relapse. The Combination was not better than either agent alone in lessening confirmed EDSS progression or change in MSFC over 36 months. The combination was superior to either agent alone in reducing new lesion activity and accumulation of total lesion volumes. In a post hoc analysis, combination therapy resulted in a higher proportion of participants attaining disease activity free status (DAFS) compared to either single arm; driven by the MRI results. Interpretation Combining the two most commonly prescribed therapies for MS did not produce a significant clinical benefit over three years. An effect was seen on some MRI metrics. In a test of comparative efficacy, GA was superior to IFN in reducing the risk of exacerbation. The extension phase for CombiRx will address if the observed differences in MRI and DAFS findings predict later clinical differences. PMID:23424159

Lublin, Fred D.; Cofield, Stacey S.; Cutter, Gary R.; Conwit, Robin; Narayana, Ponnada A.; Nelson, Flavia; Salter, Amber R.; Gustafson, Tarah; Wolinsky, Jerry S.

2013-01-01

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Acetate non-utilizing mutants of Arabidopsis: evidence that organic acids influence carbohydrate perception in germinating seedlings  

Microsoft Academic Search

A phenotypic screen was employed to isolate Arabidopsis plants that are deficient in their ability to utilize or sense acetate. The screening strategy, based on resistance to the toxic acetate analogue monofluoroacetic acid, was adapted from one that has been used successfully to identify important metabolic and regulatory genes involved in acetate metabolism in fungi. Following conventions established from the

M. A. Hooks; J. E. Turner; E. C. Murphy; I. A. Graham

2004-01-01

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Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Quaternary Stereocenters via Intermolecular C-Acylation of Silyl Ketene Acetals: Dual Activation of the  

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in which acyl derivatives (acid halides or anhydrides) serve as the electro- philic component have not yet ketene acetal by acetic anhydride. Initially, the catalyst reacts with the anhydride to generate an acylpyridinium ion, which should be a more active acylating agent than acetic anhydride itself, along

Fu, Gregory C.

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Direct oxidation of methane to acetic acid catalyzed by Pd2+ and Cu2+ in the presence of molecular oxygen  

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Direct oxidation of methane to acetic acid catalyzed by Pd2+ and Cu2+ in the presence of molecular to acetic acid in concentrated sulfuric acid using a combination of Pd2+ and Cu2+ in the presence of oxygen. The conversion of methane to acetic acid has attracted recent interest as a pathway for the synthesis

Bell, Alexis T.

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Comparison of acetate tape impression with squeezing versus skin scraping for the diagnosis of canine demodicosis.  

PubMed

This study compared the sensitivity of acetate tape impression and skin squeezing with that of deep skin scraping for the diagnosis of demodicosis in dogs. Demodex canis was detected in 100% of acetate tape impressions obtained after skin squeezing and in 90% of deep skin scrapings. There was a significant difference (P < 0.001) between the techniques in the total number of mites detected. Acetate tape impression with skin squeezing was found to be more sensitive than deep skin scraping and is an alternative diagnostic method for canine demodicosis. PMID:23106326

Pereira, A V; Pereira, S A; Gremião, I D F; Campos, M P; Ferreira, A M R

2012-11-01

374

Studies on the utilization of the 13-cis vitamin A acetate isomer by the broiler chick  

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Chicks Experiment 1. The Effect of Feeding Vitamin A Palmitate and 4'go, and 25'go 13-cis Vitamin A Acetate on the Vitamin A Liver Storage of Broiler Chicks Experiment 2. The Effect of Feeding Vitamin A Palmitate and 4' and 25fo 13-cis Vitamin A... Acetate on the Average Weights and Feed Conversion of Broiler Chicks Experim. nt 2. The Effect of Feeding Vitamin A Palmitate and 4' and 25fo 13-cis Vitamin A Acetate on the Vitamin A Liver Storage of Broiler Chicks Experiment 3. The Effect...

Rayton, John Kenyon

2012-06-07

375

Synthesis of N-acyl-N,O-acetals mediated by titanium ethoxide.  

PubMed

N-Acyl-N,O-acetals are present in a number of bioactive natural products, and this unusual functional group can act as a synthetic precursor to unstable reactive N-acylimines. In this paper, a variety of N-acyl-O-ethyl-N,O-acetals was concisely prepared under mild conditions mediated by titanium ethoxide (Ti(OEt)4). The method also offers a new strategy to make other O-alkyl-N,O-acetals. Furthermore, this strategy was extended to the synthesis of an analogue of the natural product turtschamide. PMID:24308842

Li, Min; Luo, Bingling; Liu, Qi; Hu, Yumin; Ganesan, A; Huang, Peng; Wen, Shijun

2014-01-01

376

Methods for isolation of auxotrophic mutants of methanobacterium ivanovii and initial characterization of acetate auxotrophs  

SciTech Connect

To develop a biochemical genetic approach to understanding cell carbon synthesis or metabolic pathways in methanogens, Methanobacterium ivanovii was selected as a model organism for genetic manipulation studies. The organism displayed a colony size of 3 to 6 mm in less than 2 weeks and had a plating efficiency of about 90%, which made it suitable for replica plating. Mutagenesis and selection techniques were developed for selection of acetate auxotrophs. Chemical mutagenesis with ethyl methanesulfonate, followed by enrichment with bacitracin as a selective agent, resulted in stable acetate auxotrophs. M. ivanovii was very sensitive to UV, but UV-induced acetate auxotrophs were unstable and reverted within two to four transfers. The acetate auxotrophs were analyzed in relation to wild type for carbon monoxide dehydrogenase enzyme activity.

Jain, M.K.; Zeikus, J.G.

1987-06-01

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77 FR 65555 - Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET)  

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Ammonium Acetate-Basic Alumina Catalyzed Knoevenagel Condensation Under Microwave Irradiation Under Solvent-Free Condition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ammonium acetate and basic alumina catalyzed efficiently the Knoevenagel condensation of aldehydes and ketones with active methylene compounds under solvent-free condition where olefinic products were obtained in high yields.

Saeed Balalaie; Navid Nemati

2000-01-01

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Severe renal function impairment in adult patients acutely poisoned with concentrated acetic acid.  

PubMed

Acetic acid is a widely used organic acid with corrosive properties that depend on its concentration. If acetic acid is ingested in concentrations above 30 % it may severely damage the upper gastrointestinal tract and cause intravascular haemolysis, which can result in severe kidney and liver disorders and disseminated intravascular coagulation. In this retrospective study, we analysed acetic acid ingestion data collected at the University Clinic for Toxicology of Skopje, Macedonia from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2011. The analysis included systemic complications, kidney damage, and the outcomes in particular. Over the ten years, 84 patients were reported at the Clinic to have ingested highly concentrated acetic acid. Twenty-eight developed kidney disorders, while the remaining 56 had no complications. Fatal outcome was reported for 11 patients, seven of whom had systemic complications and four severe gastrointestinal complications. PMID:23585201

Chibishev, Andon; Sikole, Aleksandar; Pereska, Zanina; Chibisheva, Vesna; Simonovska, Natasha; Orovchanec, Nikola

2013-01-01

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Biosynthesis of the Halogenated Auxin, 4-Chloroindole-3-Acetic Acid1[W][OA  

PubMed Central

Seeds of several agriculturally important legumes are rich sources of the only halogenated plant hormone, 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid. However, the biosynthesis of this auxin is poorly understood. Here, we show that in pea (Pisum sativum) seeds, 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid is synthesized via the novel intermediate 4-chloroindole-3-pyruvic acid, which is produced from 4-chlorotryptophan by two aminotransferases, TRYPTOPHAN AMINOTRANSFERASE RELATED1 and TRYPTOPHAN AMINOTRANSFERASE RELATED2. We characterize a tar2 mutant, obtained by Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes, the seeds of which contain dramatically reduced 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid levels as they mature. We also show that the widespread auxin, indole-3-acetic acid, is synthesized by a parallel pathway in pea. PMID:22573801

Tivendale, Nathan D.; Davidson, Sandra E.; Davies, Noel W.; Smith, Jason A.; Dalmais, Marion; Bendahmane, Abdelhafid I.; Quittenden, Laura J.; Sutton, Lily; Bala, Raj K.; Le Signor, Christine; Thompson, Richard; Horne, James; Reid, James B.; Ross, John J.

2012-01-01

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Percutaneous Sclerotherapy Using Acetic Acid After Failure of Alcohol Ablation in an Intra-abdominal Lymphangioma  

SciTech Connect

We report a case of percutaneous sclerotherapy using acetic acid in a 22-year-old woman with an intra-abdominal cystic lymphangioma who was not successfully treated with ethanol despite multiple trials.

Park, Sang Woo [Konkuk University Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail: psw0224@kku.ac.kr; Cha, In Ho; Kim, Kyeong Ah; Hong, Suk Joo; Park, Cheol Min; Chung, Hwan Hoon [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Korea University School of Medicine (Korea, Republic of)

2004-09-15

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Palladium-catalyzed substitution of (coumarinyl)methyl acetates with C-, N-, and S-nucleophiles  

E-print Network

The palladium-catalyzed nucleophilic substitution of (coumarinyl)methyl acetates is described. The reaction proceeds though a palladium ?-benzyl-like complex and allows for many different types of C-, N-, and S-nucleophiles to be regioselectively...

Chattopadhyay, Kalicharan; Fenster, Erik; Grenning, Alexander James; Tunge, Jon A.

2012-07-27

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21 CFR 862.1390 - 5-Hydroxyindole acetic acid/serotonin test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY DEVICES Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1390 5-Hydroxyindole acetic acid/serotonin test...

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21 CFR 862.1390 - 5-Hydroxyindole acetic acid/serotonin test system.  

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2014-04-01

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Recovery of acetic acid from dilute aqueous solutions using catalytic dehydrative esterification with ethanol.  

PubMed

We have developed a direct esterification of aqueous acetic acid with ethanol (molar ratio=1:1) catalyzed by polystyrene-supported or homogeneous sulfonic acids toward the recovery of acetic acid from wastewater in chemical plants. The equilibrium yield was significantly increased by the addition of toluene, which had a high ability to extract ethyl acetate from the aqueous phase. It was shown that low-loading and alkylated polystyrene-supported sulfonic acid efficiently accelerated the reaction. These results suggest that the construction of hydrophobic reaction environments in water was critical in improving the chemical yield. Addition of inorganic salts was also effective for the reaction under not only biphasic conditions (toluene-water) but also toluene-free conditions, because the mutual solubility of ethyl acetate and water was suppressed by the salting-out effect. Among the tested salts, CaCl(2) was found to be the most suitable for this reaction system. PMID:23290939

Yagyu, Daisuke; Ohishi, Tetsuo; Igarashi, Takeshi; Okumura, Yoshikuni; Nakajo, Tetsuo; Mori, Yuichiro; Kobayashi, Sh?

2013-03-01

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Acetate as Sole Carbon and Energy Source for Growth of Methanosarcina Strain 227  

PubMed Central

Methanosarcina strain 227 grew rapidly and produced methane on a mineral medium containing acetate as the sole added organic substrate. Cell yields but not doubling times were affected by the presence or absence of yeast extract. Greater cell yields occurred in yeast extract medium than in mineral medium. Radioactive labeling studies showed that acetate was decarboxylated in mineral medium, as was shown previously in complex medium. The specific radioactivity of methane produced per specific acitvity of acetate added was not significantly different in yeast extract medium compared with mineral medium. Unequivocal evidence indicates that the cleavage of acetate to methane and carbon dioxide provided the energy for growth in the presence or absence of other organic compounds; these latter compounds do not serve as energy sources, electron donors, or significant sources of methane during this aceticlastic reaction. PMID:16345576

Smith, Michael R.; Mah, Robert A.

1980-01-01

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Hydrogen peroxide resistance of Acetobacter pasteurianus NBRC3283 and its relationship to acetic acid fermentation.  

PubMed

The bacterium Acetobacter pasteurianus can ferment acetic acid, a process that proceeds at the risk of oxidative stress. To understand the stress response, we investigated catalase and OxyR in A. pasteurianus NBRC3283. This strain expresses only a KatE homolog as catalase, which is monofunctional and growth dependent. Disruption of the oxyR gene increased KatE activity, but both the katE and oxyR mutant strains showed greater sensitivity to hydrogen peroxide as compared to the parental strain. These mutant strains showed growth similar to the parental strain in the ethanol oxidizing phase, but their growth was delayed when cultured in the presence of acetic acid and of glycerol and during the acetic acid peroxidation phase. The results suggest that A. pasteurianus cells show different oxidative stress responses between the metabolism via the membrane oxidizing pathway and that via the general aerobic pathway during acetic acid fermentation. PMID:18838821

Okamoto-Kainuma, Akiko; Ehata, Yasunori; Ikeda, Manami; Osono, Takemasa; Ishikawa, Morio; Kaga, Takayuki; Koizumi, Yukimichi

2008-10-01

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42 CFR 84.1142 - Isoamyl acetate tightness test; respirators designed for respiratory protection against dusts...  

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Effects of Exogenously Applied Indole-3-Acetic Acid (IAA) to Cotton  

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There is a need in the cotton industry for cultivars with enhanced lint yield potential and high-quality fiber properties. Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) is a phytohormone that is predominantly responsible for cell elongation and required for primary...

Clement, Jenny D.

2011-08-08

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Methane production from bicarbonate and acetate in an anoxic marine sediment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Methane production from C-14 labeled bicarbonate and acetate was measured over the top 28 cm of anoxic Cape Lookout Bight sediments during the summer of 1983. The depth distribution and magnitude of summed radioisotopically determined rates compare well with previous measurements of total methane production and the sediment-water methane flux. Methane production from CO2 reduction and acetate fermentation accounts for greater than 80 percent of the total production rate and sediment-water flux. Methane production from bicarbonate was found to occur in all depth intervals sampled except those in the top 2 cm, whereas significant methane production from acetate only occurred at depths below 10 cm where sulfate was exhausted. Acetate provided 20 to 29 percent of the measured methane production integrated over the top 30 cm of the sediments.

Crill, P. M.; Martens, C. S.

1986-01-01

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Regioselective acetylation of diols and polyols by acetate catalysis: mechanism and application.  

PubMed

We propose a principle for H-bonding activation in acylation of hydroxyl groups, where the acylation is activated by the formation of hydrogen bonds between hydroxyl groups and anions. With the guidance of this principle, we demonstrate a method for the selective acylation of carbohydrates. By this method, diols and polyols are regioselectively acetylated in high yields under mild conditions using catalytic amounts of acetate. In comparison to other methods involving reagents such as organotin, organoboron, organosilicon, organobase, and metal salts, this method is more environmentally friendly, convenient, and efficient and is also associated with higher regioselectivity. We have performed a thorough quantum chemical study to decipher the mechanism, which suggests that acetate first forms a dual H-bond complex with a diol, which enables subsequent monoacylation by acetic anhydride under mild conditions. The regioselectivity appears to originate from the inherent structure of the diols and polyols and their specific interactions with the coordinating acetate catalyst. PMID:25102271

Ren, Bo; Rahm, Martin; Zhang, Xiaoling; Zhou, Yixuan; Dong, Hai

2014-09-01

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Chronic impact of sulfamethoxazole on acetate utilization kinetics and population dynamics of fast growing microbial culture.  

PubMed

The study evaluated the chronic impact of sulfamethoxazole on metabolic activities of fast growing microbial culture. It focused on changes induced on utilization kinetics of acetate and composition of the microbial community. The experiments involved a fill and draw reactor, fed with acetate and continuous sulfamethoxazole dosing of 50 mg/L. The evaluation relied on model evaluation of the oxygen uptake rate profiles, with parallel assessment of microbial community structure by 454-pyrosequencing. Continuous sulfamethoxazole dosing inflicted a retardation effect on acetate utilization in a way commonly interpreted as competitive inhibition, blocked substrate storage and accelerated endogenous respiration. A fraction of acetate was utilized at a much lower rate with partial biodegradation of sulfamethoxazole. Results of pyrosequencing with a replacement mechanism within a richer more diversified microbial culture, through inactivation of vulnerable fractions in favor of species resistant to antibiotic, which made them capable of surviving and competing even with a slower metabolic response. PMID:24908607

Kor-Bicakci, G; Pala-Ozkok, I; Rehman, A; Jonas, D; Ubay-Cokgor, E; Orhon, D

2014-08-01

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Selective Monoarylation of Acetate Esters and Aryl Methyl Ketones Using Aryl Chlorides  

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Simple, efficient procedures for the monoarylation of acetate esters and aryl methyl ketones using aryl chlorides are presented. Previously, no general method was available to ensure the highly selective monoarylation of ...

Biscoe, Mark R.

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Acetate-Bridged Platinum(III) Complexes Derived from Cisplatin  

PubMed Central

Oxidation of the acetate-bridged half-lantern platinum(II) complex, cis-[PtII(NH3)2(µ-OAc)2PtII(NH3)2](NO3)2, [1](NO3)2, with iodobenzene dichloride or bromine generates the halide-capped platinum(III) species, cis-[XPtIII(NH3)2(µ-OAc)2PtIII(NH3)2X](NO3)2, where X is Cl in [2](NO3)2, or Br in [3](NO3)2, respectively. These three complexes, characterized structurally by X-ray crystallography, feature short (? 2.6 Å) Pt–Pt separations, consistent with formation of a formal metal-metal bond upon oxidation. Elongated axial Pt–X distances occur, reflecting the strong trans influence of the metal-metal bond. The three structures are compared to those of other known dinuclear platinum complexes. A combination of 1H, 13C, 14N, and 195Pt NMR spectroscopy was used to characterize [1]2+–[3]2+ in solution. All resonances shift downfield upon oxidation of [1]2+ to [2]2+ and [3]2+. For the platinum(III) complexes, the 14N and 195Pt resonances exhibit decreased linewidths by comparison to those of [1]2+. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations suggest that the decrease in 14N linewidth arises from a diminished electric field gradient (EFG) at the 14N nuclei in the higher valent compounds. The oxidation of [1](NO3)2 with the alternative oxidizing agent, bis(trifluoroacetoxy) iodobenzene, affords the novel tetranuclear complex, cis-[(O2CCF3)PtIII(NH3)2(µ-OAc)2PtIII(NH3)(µ-NH2)]2(NO3)4, [4](NO3)4, also characterized structurally by X-ray crystallography. In solution, this complex exists as a mixture of species, the identities of which are proposed. PMID:22946515

Wilson, Justin J.

2012-01-01

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The feeding value of water and acetic acid reconstituted sorghum grain for lactating dairy cows  

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THE FEEDING VALUE OF WATER AND ACETIC ACID RECONSTITUTED SORGHUM GRAIN FOR LACTATING DAIRY COWS A Thesis by DAVID HEINIE BADE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1972 Major Subject: Animal Nutrition THE FEEDING VALUE OF WATER AND ACETIC ACID RECONSTITUTED SORGHUM GRAIN FOR LACTATING DAIRY COWS A Thesis by DAVID HEINIE BADE Approved as to style and content by: C ' man o Committee...

Bade, David Heinie

2012-06-07

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Interspecies acetate transfer influences the extent of anaerobic benzoate degradation by syntrophic consortia  

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Benzoate degradation by an anaerobic, syntrophic bacterium, strain SB, in coculture with Desulfovibrio strain G-11 reached a threshold value which depended on the amount of acetate added, and ranged from about 2.5 to 29.9 {mu}M. Increasing acetate concentrations also uncompetitively inhibited benzoate degradation. The apparent V{sub max} and K{sub m} for benzoate degradation decreased with increasing acetate concentration, but the benzoate degradation capacity (V{sub max}/K{sub m}) of cell suspensions remained comparable. The addition of an acetate-using bacterium to cocultures after the threshold was reached resulted in the degradation of benzoate to below the detection limit. Mathematical simulations showed that the benzoate threshold was not predicted by the inhibitory effect of acetate on benzoate degradation kinetics. With nitrate instead of sulfate as the terminal electron acceptor, no benzoate threshold was observed in the presence of 20 mM acetate even though the degradation capacity was lower with nitrate than with sulfate. When strain SB was grown with a hydrogen-using partner that had a 5-fold lower hydrogen utilization capacity, a 5 to 9-fold lower the benzoate degradation capacity was observed compared to SB/G-11 cocultures. The Gibb`s free energy for benzoate degradation was less negative in cell suspensions with threshold compared to those without threshold. These studies showed that the threshold was not a function of the inhibition of benzoate degradation capacity by acetate, or the toxicity of the undissociated form of acetate. Rather a critical or minimal Gibb`s free energy may exist where thermodynamic constraints preclude further benzoate degradation.

Warikoo, V.; McInerney, M.J.; Suflita, J.M. [and others

1997-03-01

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Preparation of transparent, electrically conducting ZnO film from zinc acetate and alkoxide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Very uniform and transparent zinc oxide thin films doped with aluminium and indium were fabricated by the dip-coating technique using solutions prepared by the ethanolamine method. As starting materials, zinc acetate and zinc n-propoxide were used. Zinc acetate and propoxide are soluble in PriOH in the presence of diethanolamine, although they are hardly soluble without the amine. The prepared solutions

Y. Ohya; H. Saiki; Y. Takahashi

1994-01-01

404

Release of indomethacin from pH-sensitive pullulan acetate microsphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

We studied the pH-sensitive indomethacin (IND) delivery system using pullulan. Hydrophobic pullulan acetate was prepared by\\u000a chemical modification of hydrophilic pullulan and pullulan acetate microsphere was made by a solvent evaporation method. The\\u000a size of microspheres was below 5 ?m, and the drug loading efficiencies of microspheres were approximately 78 and 65% at the\\u000a initial amount of drug 40 and

Kun Na; Young-II Jeong; Ki-Young Lee

1997-01-01

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Antispasmodic and spasmogenic effects of Scolymus hispanicus and taraxasteryl acetate on isolated ileum preparation.  

PubMed

Taraxasteryl acetate was identified as the major triterpenoid of the ethanolic extract of the root bark of Scolymus hispanicus L. Antispasmodic and spasmogenic effects of the ethanolic extract, its fractions, taraxasteryl acetate, and a fluid extract of this plant were tested on isolated rat ileum preparations. The strong biphasic responses observed suggested a possible lithuretic activity of the compounds and the fractions tested. PMID:17252378

Kirimer, N; Tunalier, Z; Can Ba?er, K H; Cingi, I

1997-12-01

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Antispasmodic and spasmogenic effects of Scolymus hispanicus and taraxasteryl acetate on isolated ileum preparations.  

PubMed

Taraxasteryl acetate (1) was identified as the major triterpenoid of the ethanolic extract of the root bark of Scolymus hispanicus L. Antispasmodic and spasmogenic effects of the ethanolic extract, its fractions, taraxasteryl acetate, and a fluid extract of this plant were tested on isolated rat ileum preparations. The strong biphasic responses observed suggested a possible lithuretic activity of the compounds and the fractions tested. PMID:9434612

Kirimer, N; Tunalier, Z; Ba?er, K H; Cingi, I

1997-12-01

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11C-Acetate PET Imaging in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis  

PubMed Central

Background Activation of glial cells is a cardinal feature in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology, and acetate has been reported to be selectively uptaken by astrocytes in the CNS. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of PET with 11C-acetate for MS diagnosis. Materials and Methods Six patients with relapsing-remitting MS and 6 healthy volunteers (HV) were enrolled. The 11C-acetate brain uptake on PET was measured in patients with MS and HV. Volume-of-interest analysis of cerebral gray and white matter based on the segmentation technique for co-registered MRI and voxel-based statistical parametric analysis were performed. Correlation between 11C-acetate uptake and the lesion number in T1- and T2- weighted MR images were also assessed. Results The standardized uptake value (SUV) of 11C-acetate was increased in both white and gray matter in MS patients compared to HV. Voxel-based statistical analysis revealed a significantly increased SUV relative to that in the bilateral thalami (SUVt) in a broad area of white matter, particularly in the subcortical white matter of MS patients. The numbers of T2 lesions and T1 black holes were significantly correlated with SUV of 11C-acetate in white and gray matter. Conclusions The 11C-acetate uptake significantly increased in MS patients and correlated to the number of MRI lesions. These preliminary data suggest that 11C-acetate PET can be a useful clinical examination for MS patients. PMID:25369426

Shimosegawa, Eku; Okuno, Tatsusada; Koda, Toru; Sugimoto, Tomoyuki; Mochizuki, Hideki; Hatazawa, Jun; Nakatsuji, Yuji

2014-01-01

408

Simultaneous determination of uric acid and ascorbic acid using glassy carbon electrodes in acetate buffer solution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present work reports the simultaneous determination of uric acid (UA) and ascorbic acid (AA) in 0.2M, pH 4.0, acetate buffer solution using glassy carbon (GC) electrode by square wave voltammetry. Selective detection of UA in the presence of 200-fold excess of AA is achieved at the GC electrode in acetate buffer solution. The GC electrode separates the voltammetric signal

S. Abraham John

2005-01-01

409

Molecular properties of 4-substituted indole-3-acetic acids affecting pea pericarp elongation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pea (Pisum sativum L.) fruit naturally contain the auxins, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid (4-Cl-IAA). However, only 4-Cl-IAA can substitute for the seeds in maintaining pea fruit growth in planta. The importance of the substituent at the 4-position of the indole ring was tested by comparing the molecular properties of 4-X-IAA (X = H, Me, Et, F, or Cl)

Dennis M. Reinecke; Jocelyn A. Ozga; Nebojša Ili?; Volker Magnus; Biserka koji?-Prodi?

1999-01-01

410

Indole-3-Acetic Acid Biosynthesis in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. aeschynomene  

PubMed Central

We characterized the biosynthesis of indole-3-acetic acid by the mycoherbicide Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. aeschynomene. Auxin production was tryptophan dependent. Compounds from the indole-3-acetamide and indole-3-pyruvic acid pathways were detected in culture filtrates. Feeding experiments and in vitro assay confirmed the presence of both pathways. Indole-3-acetamide was the major pathway utilized by the fungus to produce indole-3-acetic acid in culture. PMID:9835603

Robinson, M.; Riov, J.; Sharon, A.

1998-01-01

411

Selective extraction of succinic acid from binary mixture of succinic acid and acetic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

In production of succinic acid by fermentation, succinic acid and acetic acid are co-produced. To purify the succinic acid from binary-acid mixture of succinic acid and acetic acid, the tertiary amine-based extraction was used. In 1-octanol, the selectivity for succinic acid was proportional to the chain length of tertiary amine. But, the distribution of acids into organic phase was low

Yeon Ki Hong; Won Hi Hong; Ho Nam Chang

2000-01-01

412

Electrochemical generation of manganese (III) at glassy carbon electrode in acetic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conditions were established for the electrochemical generation of manganese(III) at glassy carbon in acetic acid. In the oxidation of manganese-(II) in potassium acetate supporting electrolyte high current efficiencies were achieved in a wide range of current densities at the working electrode, whereas in the presence of sodium perchlorate a successful generation of manganese(III) could be performed only at low current

Tibor J. Pastor; Vojka V. Antonijevi?

1990-01-01

413

Production of Isoamyl Acetate from Sugar Beet Molasses by Williopsis saturnus var. saturnus  

Microsoft Academic Search

J. Inst. Brew. 114(1), 34-38, 2008 Three strains of Williopsis saturnus var. saturnus were employed for the production of natural isoamyl acetate (the character im- pact compound of banana flavour) using sugar beet molasses as the carbon source and batch cultivation at 25°C under anaerobic conditions. Of the three strains, strain HUT 7087 was the best producer of isoamyl acetate,

Murat Yilmaztekin; Huseyin Erten; Turgut Cabaroglu

414

Transport of solutes through calix[4]pyrrole-containing cellulose acetate films  

Microsoft Academic Search

Films of cellulose acetate containing different concentrations of meso-octamethyl-porphyrinogen (calix[4]pyrrole) were prepared and characterized using UV–vis and FTIR spectroscopy, DSC and SEM. Incorporation of calix[4]pyrrole into cellulose acetate leads to a decrease in the degree of hydrophilicity of the polymeric matrix. However, a slight increase in the percentage of water uptake of the polymer is found with an increase of

A. J. M. Valente; A. Jiménez; A. C. Simões; H. D. Burrows; A. Ya. Polishchuk; V. M. M. Lobo

2007-01-01

415

Differential effects of the microbial metabolite, acetic acid, on sprouting of aquatic plant propagules  

Microsoft Academic Search

Subterranean vegetative propagules are important life cycle stages for some species of rooted aquatic plants. Sediments contain numerous compounds resulting from anaerobic degradation of organic matter, including acetic acid. Tubers, turions, and winter buds of Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle, Potamogeton gramineus L., and Potamogeton pectinatus L. were exposed to acetic acid concentrations from 0 to 696 mmol l?1 for 1–8

David F. Spencer; Gregory G. Ksander

1995-01-01

416

Hydrogen-exchange reaction of alkyl halides with formic and acetic acids  

Microsoft Academic Search

1.An investigation was made of the hydrogen exchange of alkyl halides in media differing in dielectric constant, namely formic and acetic acids.2.Tertiary halides (chloride, bromides, and iodides) undergo hydrogen exchange with formic acid-d, whereas secondary alkyl halides do not undergo hydrogen exchange under the same conditions. Tertiary chlorides do not undergo hydrogen exchange with acetic acid-d, whereas under the same

D. N. Kursanov; E. V. Bykova; V. N. Setkina

1959-01-01

417

Neutralization of acids and bases in subcritical and supercritical water: acetic acid and HCl  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acid-base titrations for the KOH-acetic acid or NH3-acetic acid systems were monitored with the optical indicator 2-naphthoic acid at 350 °C and 34 MPa, and those for the HCl?Cl? system with acridine at 380 °C and up to 34 MPa (5000 psi). KOH remains a much stronger base than NH4OH at high temperature. From 298 K to the critical temperature

Keith P. Johnston; Jerzy B. Chlistunoff

1998-01-01

418

Dissociation of acetic acid in 50 mass % ethylene carbonate-water from 20 to 55°C  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dissociation constant of acetic acid in 50 mass % ethylene carbonate-water solvents has been determined at eight temperatures from 20 to 55°C by emf measurements of cells without liquid-junction containing hydrogen electrodes and silver-silver chloride electrodes. Acetic acid is weaker in the mixed solvent than in pure water. At 25°C, pK is 5.645 as compared with 4.756 in water,

J-C Hallé; Roger G. Bates

1975-01-01

419

Radiolabeled acetate kinetics and tricarboxylic acid cycle flux in the rat heart  

Microsoft Academic Search

Positron-emitting (1-¹¹C)acetate has been proposed as a tracer for noninvasive study of regional myocardial oxidative metabolism in humans with positron emission tomography (PET). To examine the relationship between tissue tracer kinetics and tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle flux, (1-¹⁴C)acetate was administered as a bolus to Langendorf-perfused rat hearts and effluent ¹⁴COâ and labeled metabolites measured. ¹⁴COâ cleared monoexponentially between 5 and

M. Schwaiger; H. R. Schelbert; M. E. Phelps; A. Nguyen; D. B. Buxton

1987-01-01

420

Population dynamics of acetic acid bacteria during traditional wine vinegar production  

Microsoft Academic Search

The population dynamics of acetic acid bacteria in traditional vinegar production was determined in two independent vinegar plants at both the species and strain level. The effect of barrels made of four different woods upon the population dynamics was also determined. Acetic acid bacteria were isolated on solid media and the species were identified by RFLP-PCR of 16S rRNA genes

Carlos Vegas; Estibaliz Mateo; Ángel González; Carla Jara; José Manuel Guillamón; Montse Poblet; Ma Jesús Torija; Albert Mas

2010-01-01

421

Insect sex pheromones: Evaporation rates of alcohols and acetates from natural rubber septa  

Microsoft Academic Search

The half-lives (t1\\/2) of alcohol sex pheromones, 1-alkanols, acetate sex pheromones, and an epoxide (disparlure) were determined on natural rubber septa. Thet1\\/2 values for the homologous alcohols from decanol to heptadecanol increased regularly from 2.2 to 1117 days, but thet1\\/2 of octadecanol was 609 days. Thet1\\/2 values of (Z)7-, (E)7-, and (Z)9-tetradecen-1-ol acetates were 154, 168, and 199 days, respectively,

L. I. Butler; L. M. McDonough

1981-01-01

422

Synthesis and Characterization of Main Chain Degradable Poly(amide-imide)s with Acetal Unit  

Microsoft Academic Search

A series of main chain degradable poly(amide-imide)s 7 were prepared from acetal-containing diimide-dicarboxylic acid 5 with various aromatic diamine monomers 6 by the direct polycondensation in NMP using triphenyl phosphite\\/pyridine as condensing agents. The novel diimide-dicarboxylic acid 5 bearing 2-trifluoromethylphenyl substituted acetal unit was synthesized by the condensation reaction of amine compound 4 with trimellitic anhydride. All the polymers were

Li Li; Mitsutoshi Jikei; Masa-Aki Kakimoto

2003-01-01

423

Controlling grey and blue mould diseases of apple fruits using acetic acid vapours  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of acetic acid vapours at three application times on grey and blue moulds on the incidence of apple fruits was studied. Acetic acid vapour at 6 µl\\/l caused complete inhibition of linear growth and spore germination of Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium sp. The most effective concentration was AA at 4 µl\\/l, which reduced spore germination and linear growth by more

Yehia Omar Fotouh

2009-01-01

424

Zymomonas with improved ethanol production in medium containing concentrated sugars and acetate  

DOEpatents

Through screening of a Zymomonas mutant library the himA gene was found to be involved in the inhibitory effect of acetate on Zymomonas performance. Xylose-utilizing Zymomonas strains further engineered to reduce activity of the himA gene were found to have increased ethanol production in comparison to a parental strain, when cultured in mixed-sugars medium comprising xylose, and, in particular, in the presence of acetate.

Caimi, Perry G. (Kennett Square, PA); Chou, Yat-Chen (Lakewood, CO); Franden, Mary Ann (Centennial, CO); Knoke, Kyle (Newark, DE); Tao, Luan (Havertown, PA); Viitanen, Paul V. (West Chester, PA); Zhang, Min (Lakewood, CO); Zhang, Yuying (New Hope, PA)

2011-03-01

425

A novel fermentation process for calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) production from cheese whey  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel, anaerobic fermentation process is developed to produce calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) from cheese whey. CMA can\\u000a be used as a noncorrosive road deicer. It poses no environmental threats and has many advantages over road salt. A coculture\\u000a consisting of homolactic and homoacetic bacteria was used to convert whey lactose to lactate and then to acetate in a continuous,

Shang-Tian Yang; I-Ching Tang; Hui Zhu

1992-01-01

426

Sodium nonivamide acetate: A non-pungently antinociceptive capsaicin derivative with unusual anti-inflammatory properties  

Microsoft Academic Search

1.1. Bradykinin-induced vascular pain in conscious rats, hyperalgesia in the rat hind paw, rat hind paw edema induced by compound 48\\/80 and carrageenin and dye exudation induced by intraperitoneal injection of 0.7% acetic acid in mice were all inhibited by sodium nonivamide acetate (SNA).2.2. Collagen and arachidonic acid-induced rabbit platelet aggregations were inhibited by SNA and capsaicin. In human platelet

Jwu-Mau Yang; Chao-Shun Tang; Kwong-Leung Yu; Yu-Chiao Yang; Wen-Chang Chang; Ing-Jun Chen

1996-01-01

427

Characterization of poly(ethylene- co-vinyl acetate) (EVA) filled with low grade magnesium hydroxide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Low-grade magnesium hydroxide (LG-MH) is a solid by-product that undergoes an endothermic decomposition in the temperature range of 300–750°C. Due to its thermal behaviour and its lower cost relative to pure Mg(OH)2, it was studied as a non-halogenated flame retardant filler in a 28% vinyl acetate (VA) content poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) matrix. The solid was characterized by XRF and the crystalline

A. I. Fernández; L. Haurie; J. Formosa; J. M. Chimenos; M. Antunes; J. I. Velasco

2009-01-01

428

Responses of Plasma Acetate Metabolism to Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) in Sheep  

Microsoft Academic Search

An isotope dilution method using (1-13C)sodium (Na) acetate was conducted to determine the effect of feeding hop (Humulus lupulus L.) residues on plasma acetate metabolism in six adult crossbred sheep. The sheep were fed 63 g\\/kg BW0.75\\/d of either mixed hay (MH-diet) of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) at a 60:40 ratio or MH-diet and

Mohammad Al-Mamun; Kunio Goto; Sota Chiba; Hiroaki Sano

429

A new anaerobic, sporing, acetate-oxidizing, sulfate-reducing bacterium, Desulfotomaculum (emend.) acetoxidans  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new strictly anaerobic, polarly flagellated, sporing, acetate-oxidizing, sulfate-reducing bacterium was isolated from anaerobic fresh or sea water mud samples. The oxidation of acetate to CO2 is stoichiometrically linked to the formation of H2S from sulfate. Ethanol, butanol and butyrate are also used. Hydrogen, lactate or pyruvate are not used as electron donors; organic substances are not fermented. A cytochrome

Friedrich Widdel; Norbert Pfennig

1977-01-01

430

Effects of feeding hygromycin B and chlormadinone acetate on performance of a commercial laying stock  

E-print Network

and chlormadinone 81 acetate feeding. Experiment 2. EFFECTS OF FEEDING HYGROEYCIN B AND CHLOBMADINONE ACETATE ON PERFORMANCE OF A COMMERCIAL LAYING STOCK. Introduction A number of antibiotic products have been tested and reported to bring about improvement... for three weeks only. REVIEM' OF LITERATURE Several reports have appeared in the literature concerning the addition of low levels of certain antibiotics to poultry feeds for purposes of improving the growth rates and egg prcduction and in most cases...

Abd El-Maguid, Ferial Saad

2012-06-07

431

Formic and acetic acid over the central Amazon region, Brazil 1. Dry season  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have determined the atmospheric concentrations of formic and acetic acid in the gas phase, in aerosols, and in rain during the dry season (July--August 1985) in the Amazonia region of Brazil. At ground level the average concentrations of gas phase formic and acetic acid were 1.6 +- 0.6 and 2.2 +- 1.0 ppb, respectively. The diurnal behavior of both

M. O. Andreae; R. W. Talbot; T. W. Andreae; R. C. Harriss

1988-01-01

432

Acetate Sol-Gel Synthesis of PMN Ceramics from Nb-Ethyleneglycol-Tartarate Complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

PbMgNb(OAc)x(OR)y precursor was prepared from Pb and Mg acetates by dissolution in acetic acid (AcOH) and by mixing with Nb-ethyleneglycol-tartarate (Pechini) complex. The sol was formed after hydrolysis by various addition of water at 80°C and it was transformed by polycondensation to PMN two-phase gel. By the calcination of gel at the temperature of 500°C for 2 hours, the two-phase

J. Brian?in; H. Bruncková; L'. Medvecký

2005-01-01

433

Hemodiafiltration with Endogenous Reinfusion with and without Acetate-Free Dialysis Solutions: Effect on ESA Requirement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Hemofiltrate reinfusion (HFR) is a form of hemodiafiltration (HDF) in which replacement fluid is constituted by ultrafiltrate from the patient ‘regenerated’ through a cartridge containing hydrophobic styrene resin. Bicarbonate-based dialysis solutions (DS) used in routine hemodialysis and HDF contain small quantities of acetate (3–5 mM) as a stabilizing agent, one of the major causes of intradialytic hypotension. Acetate-free (AF)

P. G. Bolasco; P. M. Ghezzi; A. Serra; L. Corazza; S. Murtas; M. Mascia; M. Cossu; R. Ferrara; G. Cogoni; F. Cadinu; D. Casu; B. Contu; M. Passaghe; T. Ghisu; M. Ganadu; F. Logias

2011-01-01

434

Novel Pyrophosphate-Forming Acetate Kinase from the Protist Entamoeba histolytica  

PubMed Central

Acetate kinase (ACK) catalyzes the reversible synthesis of acetyl phosphate by transfer of the ?-phosphate of ATP to acetate. Here we report the first biochemical and kinetic characterization of a eukaryotic ACK, that from the protist Entamoeba histolytica. Our characterization revealed that this protist ACK is the only known member of the ASKHA structural superfamily, which includes acetate kinase, hexokinase, and other sugar kinases, to utilize inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi)/inorganic phosphate (Pi) as the sole phosphoryl donor/acceptor. Detection of ACK activity in E. histolytica cell extracts in the direction of acetate/PPi formation but not in the direction of acetyl phosphate/Pi formation suggests that the physiological direction of the reaction is toward acetate/PPi production. Kinetic parameters determined for each direction of the reaction are consistent with this observation. The E. histolytica PPi-forming ACK follows a sequential mechanism, supporting a direct in-line phosphoryl transfer mechanism as previously reported for the well-characterized Methanosarcina thermophila ATP-dependent ACK. Characterizations of enzyme variants altered in the putative acetate/acetyl phosphate binding pocket suggested that acetyl phosphate binding is not mediated solely through a hydrophobic interaction but also through the phosphoryl group, as for the M. thermophila ACK. However, there are key differences in the roles of certain active site residues between the two enzymes. The absence of known ACK partner enzymes raises the possibility that ACK is part of a novel pathway in Entamoeba. PMID:22903977

Fowler, Matthew L.; Ingram-Smith, Cheryl

2012-01-01

435

Responses of Plasma Acetate Metabolism to Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) in Sheep  

PubMed Central

An isotope dilution method using [1-13C]sodium (Na) acetate was conducted to determine the effect of feeding hop (Humulus lupulus L.) residues on plasma acetate metabolism in six adult crossbred sheep. The sheep were fed 63 g/kg BW0.75/d of either mixed hay (MH-diet) of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) at a 60:40 ratio or MH-diet and hop-residues (Hop-diet) at 85:15 ratio with a crossover design for each of 3 week period. The isotope dilution method using single injection of [1-13C]Na acetate was performed thrice; before feeding (BF), 2 h after feeding (2F) and 4 h after feeding (4F), on the 21st day of each dietary treatment. Plasma acetate concentration tended to increase (P= 0.06) and turnover rate was numerically higher (P= 0.16) for MH-diet than Hop-diet. Plasma glucose, NEFA, VFA and lactic acid concentrations were similar between dietary treatments. In both the diets, although plasma concentration of acetate did not change, turnover rate increased significantly (P= 0.02) 2F than BF. Hop-residues did not show any negative impacts on acetate metabolism as well as physiology of animals in the present experimental conditions, hence thereby it could be used as an alternative to MH-diet for rearing sheep. PMID:19365576

Al-Mamun, Mohammad; Goto, Kunio; Chiba, Sota; Sano, Hiroaki

2009-01-01

436