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The uptake of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from soil by plants allows the development of phytoremediation protocols to rehabilitate contaminated areas. The use of diverse theoretical descriptors has been reported in the literature for developing quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models for predicting the bioconcentration factors(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the relationship of umbilical acid-base status and Apgar score to neonatal asphyxial sequelae in infants with severe acidemia (pH < 7.00). STUDY DESIGN The obstetric and neonatal course of 129 term, nonanomalous singleton infants with umbilical pH < 7.00 was reviewed. RESULTS There were three stillbirths (failed(More)
The effects of steroid induction on antibiotic resistance against the fungal steroid fusidic acid (ramycin; 16-(acetyloxy)-3 alpha,11 alpha-dihydroxy-29-dammara-17(20), 24-dien-21-oic-acid) as well as on carbonyl reduction and degradation of the novel anti-insect agent NKI 42255 (2-(1-imidazolyl)-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methyl-1-propanone) were studied in the(More)
The azole analogues of metyrapone are novel candidates for selective anti-insect agents that inhibit the synthesis of 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), the moulting hormone of insects. Metyrapone, which is a model substrate for studying the reductive properties of oxidoreductases, is itself effectively reduced to the corresponding alcohol by the enzyme(More)
A method is presented for the interpretation of receptor docking score values (rough measures of binding affinities) of ligands in terms of 3D molecular field interaction contributions. The FlexX and FlexX-Pharm methods were used to dock the structures of designed sets of ligands into the ligand-binding pocket of a selected receptor. In the next step the(More)
This study aimed to detect the harmful effects of Maize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV) infection, and to demonstrate the potential benefits of S-methylmethionine-salicylate (MMS) pretreatment in infected maize (Zea mays L.) plants. The results of chlorophyll a fluorescence measurements showed that in MDMV-infected plants additional quenchers of fluorescence(More)
Carbonyl reduction to the respective alcohol metabolites of the anti-insect agent imidazole analogue of metyrapone, NKI 42255 (2-(1-imidazolyl)-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methyl-1-propanone) and its parent compound metyrapone was characterized in subcellular fractions previously described bacterial and mammalian hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases/carbonyl from soil(More)
1. The carbonyl reduction of insecticidal metyrapone analogues to their hydroxyl metabolites by human liver microsomes and cytosol was examined. Metabolite quantification was performed by means of hplc determination and inhibition experiments, using specific carbonyl reductase inhibitors, were conducted. 2. The cytotoxicity of the ketones and their hydroxy(More)
Applying the proinsecticide principle developed earlier for neurotoxic carbamate insecticides, a series of new N-sulfenylated, N-sulfinylated, and N-sulfonylated derivatives of fenoxycarb were synthesized and evaluated for juvenile hormone mimicking activity. Laboratory evaluations of the compounds using Pieris brassicae and Sitophilus oryzae, as well as(More)