inproceedings{2017HistidineTB, title={Histidine Tagging Both Allows Convenient Single-step Purification of Bovine Rhodopsin and Exerts Ionic Strength-dependent Effects on Its Photochemistry*}, author={}, year={2017 ...
A packed-bed chromatographic model developed in this study includes adsorption isotherms considering steric mass action (SMA) as well as non-linearity in liquid/solid phases, adsorption kinetics and mass transport. For solving the nonlinear and nonequilibrium adsorption model described by a partial differential algebraic equation (PDAE) system, a fast and accurate numerical method (i.e., conservation element/solution element (CE/SE) method), is proposed. Sensitivity and elasticity of the model parameters (e.g., steric/shape factors, adsorption heat coefficient, effective protein charge, equilibrium constant, mass transfer coefficient, axial dispersion coefficient and bed voidage) are analyzed for a BSA-salt system in a low protein concentration range. Within a low concentration range of bovine serum albumin (BSA) where linear adsorption isotherms are shown, the adsorption heat coefficient, shape and steric factors have little effect on adsorption isotherms and the retention time. However, the ...
Low-ionic-strength saline (LISS) techniques permit a safe and substantial reduction in incubation time and have therefore become the method of choice for antibody detection and compatibility testing in many transfusion laboratories. Consequently, the supply of reagent red cells (RBCs) in a low-ionic-strength preservative solution would remove the daily need for laboratories to wash and resuspend cells in LISS before use. However, the storage of fresh RBCs at low ionic strength in the presence of aminoglycoside antibiotics can cause a rapid loss of certain antigens, possibly as a result of the release of proteolytic enzymes from contaminating white cells. This article describes a low-ionic-strength solution that achieves preservation of antigens on liquid nitrogen-frozen-thawed RBCs for 21 days storage at 4°C. ...
The goal was to characterize a hydrophobic cytokine with respect to oxidation and aggregation, as well as its adsorption to the container at different pH and ionic strength conditions. The tendency of the cytokine to adsorb on surfaces and its low solubility at physiological pH were the main challenges during the development of HSA-free formulations for the cytokine. When the formulation pH exceeded 5.5 precipitation led to significantly higher turbidity. This turbidity increase and elevated aggregation as determined by HP-SEC and DLS was more pronounced at higher glycine and NaCl concentrations. With rising pH protein adsorption was more distinct compared to pH 3.0. However, protein adsorption could be minimized by polysorbate 20 or the use of glass type I(+). FTIR revealed a reduced thermal stability at higher pH values indicated by a declining denaturation temperature. Five liquid formulations in the pH range 3.5-4.5 and five lyophilized formulations at pH 4.0-5.0 were stored for 6 months and ...
Osmotic Challenges Osmoconformers, consisting only of some marine animals, are isoosmotic with their surroundings and do not regulate their osmolarity Osmoregulators expend energy to control water uptake and loss in a hyperosmotic or hypoosmotic environment Most animals are stenohaline; they cannot tolerate substantial changes in external osmolarity Euryhaline animals can survive large fluctuations in external osmolarity
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WHEN I PENNED The Green Consumer in 1990, I helped advance the notion that we could solve our planets environmental problems by making good purchasing choices. That we could, in other words, shop our way to environmental health. "By choosing carefully, you can have a positive impact on the environment without significantly compromising your way of life," I wrote. "Thats what being a Green Consumer is all about.". I fought the good fight. Twenty years later, Im thinking of waving the white flag. Green consumerism, it seems, was one of those well-intended passing fancies, testament to Americans never-ending quest for simple, quick, and efficient solutions to complex problems.. Today, its become clear that good purchasing choices are relatively few and far between, in terms of products whose environmental benefits are both obvious and significant. True, there are green cleaners, organic socks, energy-efficient lightbulbs, and fuel-efficient cars, but such products are scarce compared with the ...
If the solute concentration in the blood is too high, osmoreceptors in the hypothalamus sense this and signal the pituitary gland to produce a hormone called ADH (anti-diuretic hormone). ADH causes special pores called aquaporins in the collecting duct to open, allowing water to be reabsorbed back into the blood, thus making the blood more dilute. If the solute concentration in the blood is too low, osmoreceptors in the hypothalamus sense this and signal the pituitary gland to reduce its production of ADH. This causes the aquaporins in the collecting duct to close, keeping the excess water in the filtrate, which excreted as dilute urine. This is called osmoregulation ...
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Our results reveal that hyperosmolarity is associated with increased hospital mortality of patients who are critically ill, presenting as a U-shaped association. However, this pattern was not observed for patients with respiratory admission disease, and only extreme hyperosmolarity was related to increased risk of death in this subgroup. In addition, vasopressin is strongly associated with a higher mortality rate in all six subgroups. To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest study using subgroup analysis to establish a link between osmolarity imbalance and mortality in patients in mixed ICU.. Water balance inside the body is of vital importance for patients who are critically ill , and serum osmolarity plays an important role in extracellular and intracellular water distribution. Perturbation of osmolarity is common in patients admitted to ICU, which is related to intracellular dehydration or oedema, potentially leading to adverse outcomes.17 Holtfreter et al recently examined the ...
Osmolality determination- Osmolality of blood increases with dehydration and decreases with overhydration. Normal range: 285-295 mOsm/kg
Osmolality is a test that measures the concentration of all chemical particles found in the fluid part of blood. Osmolality can also be measured with a urine test.
Osmolarity is a measurement of the number of particles in a solute, typically expressed in osmoles. Researchers need to know this...
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Authors: Lisovskaya, I.L. , Shurkhina, E.S. , Yakovenko, E.E. , Tsvetaeva, N.V. , Kolodei, S.V. , Shcherbinina, S.P. , Ataullakhanov, F.I. Article Type: Research Article Abstract: We have previously proposed the osmofiltration method based on a modified Hanss hemorheometer to analyze distributions of erythrocytes in their ability to pass through membrane filters with 3 \mu m pores. Upon decrease in medium osmolality (u ) the erythrocyte volume increases. When cell volume becomes V=V_{\mathrm{cr}} at u=u_{\mathrm{cr}} , such cell loses its ability to pass through a 3 \mu m pore. The flow rate of erythrocyte suspension containing cells with different u_{\mathrm{cr}} through a filter gradually decreases with decreasing medium osmolality. This rate becomes zero at some u=\Omega , …when the number of non‐filterable cells in the applied sample approaches the number of pores in filter. Experimental determination of the dependencies of the filtration rate on medium osmolality for various hematocrit ...
The physical properties of weak polyelectrolytes may be tailored via hydrophobic modification to exhibit useful properties under appropriate pH and ionic strength conditions as a consequence of the often inherently competing effects of electrostatics and hydrophobicity. Pulsed-gradient spin-echo NMR (PGSE-NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) surface tension, fluorescence, and pH titration have been used to examine the solution conformation and aggregation behavior of a series of hydrophobically modified hyperbranched poly(ethylene imine) (PEI) polymers in aqueous solution, and their interaction with sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS). PGSE-NMR gave a particularly insightful picture of the apparent molecular weight distribution. The presence of the hydrophobes led to a lower effective charge on the polymer at any given pH, compared to the (parent) nonmodified samples. Analysis of the SANS data showed that the propensity to form highly elliptical or rod-like ...
Intracellular measurements of the resting potential were made in fibers of the frog sartorius muscle in solutions of varying salt composition and concentration to determine the effects of low ionic strength extracellular solutions on the resting potential. Changes in the glass microelectrode tip potential in low ionic strength solutions were minimized by adding ThCl4 to the extracellular solution. These experimental conditions allowed measurement of the relationship of the resting potential to the concentration of the salt in the extracellular solution by replacing it with the nonionic substance, sucrose. Substitution of sucrose for the extracellular NaCl produced a stable depolarization which was logarithmically related to the NaCl concentration. Substitution of sucrose for choline Cl, instead of NaCl, produced the same degree of depolarization. When Na salts of anions less permeable than chloride (Br, I, NO3) were used, the resting potentials in 116 mM solutions were close to those with ...
The production of materials such as microfibrillated cellulose and cellulose nanocrystals is gathering significant research interest by combining mechanical strength and toughness with a low density, biodegradability and renewability. However, one of the challenges with production on an industrial scale is to obtain an energy-efficient solid liquid separation which is difficult because of the high specific filtration resistance of these materials. This study investigates electroassisted filtration as a method to facilitate the dewatering of cellulosic materials and the influence of ionic strength on the electrofiltration behavior. Electroassisted filtration is found to improve the dewatering rate of the studied cellulosic material, and the potential improvement compared to pressure filtration increased with the specific surface area of the solid material. Increasing the ionic strength of the system increased the power demand of the electroassisted filtration, and the major potential for industrial
Plasma osmolality measures the bodys electrolyte-water balance. There are several methods for arriving at this quantity through measurement or calculation. Osmolality and osmolarity are measures that are technically different, but functionally the same for normal use. Whereas osmolality (with an "ℓ") is a measure of the osmoles (Osm) of solute per kilogram of solvent (osmol/kg or Osm/kg), osmolarity (with an "r") is defined as the number of osmoles of solute per liter (L) of solution (osmol/L or Osm/L). As such, larger numbers indicate a greater concentration of solutes in the plasma. Osmolality can be measured on an analytical instrument called an osmometer. It works on the method of depression of freezing point. Osmolarity is affected by changes in water content, as well as temperature and pressure. In contrast, osmolality is independent of temperature and pressure. For a given solution, osmolarity is slightly less than osmolality, because the total solvent weight (the divisor used for ...
The serum osmolality calculator determines blood osmolarity, by using the BUN, glucose and ethanol value and the equation that delivers the mOsm/Kg answer.
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The yield strength dependence on strain rate was studied for molybdenum-alloy nanofibers with varying initial dislocation density at three different pre-strain levels. In-situ tensile experiments at three displacement rates were carried out in a scanning electron microscope. Yield strength and its scatter decreased as a function of the pre-strain level for different displacement rates. A statistical model was used to analyze the results, and a negative strain rate dependence was inferred from the yield experiments. This finding suggests the need for theoretical investigations since classical models such as dynamic strain aging may have limitations at such nanoscales. ...
Ca2+ uptake in brush-border vesicles isolated from rat duodena was studied by a rapid-filtration technique. Ca2+ uptake showed saturation kinetics, was dependent on the pH and ionic strength of the medium and was independent of metabolic energy. Uptake activity was readily inhibited by Ruthenium Red, La3+, tetracaine, EGTA, choline chloride and Na+ or K+. The effect of variations in medium osmolarity on Ca2+ uptake and the ionophore A23187-induced efflux of the cation from preloaded vesicles indicated that the Ca2+-uptake process involved binding to membrane components, as well as transport into an osmotically active space. Scatchard-plot analyses of the binding data suggested at least two classes of Ca2+-binding sites. The high-affinity sites, Ka = (2.7 +/- 1.1) x 10(4) M-1 (mean +/- S.D.) bound 3.2 +/- 0.8 nmol of Ca2+/mg of protein, whereas the low-affinity sites (Ka = 60 +/- 6 M-1) bound 110 +/- 17 nmol of Ca2+/mg of protein. In the presence of 100 mM-NaCl, 1.7 and 53 nmol of Ca2+/mg of ...
In DHYD, serum osmolality increased at 3% (p = 0.005) and 5% (p , 0.001) ETBW losses, while FR decreased serum osmolality at the 5% loss of ETBW time point (p = 0.009). In DHYD, KE muscle volume declined from 1,464 ± 446 ml to 1,406 ± 425 ml (3.9%, p , 0.001) at 3% ETBW loss and to 1,378 ± 421 ml (5.9%, p , 0.001) at 5% ETBW loss. The largest decline in KE volume in DYHD occurred in the mid-belly (31 ml, p = 0.001) and proximal (24 ml, p = 0.001) regions of the grouped vasti muscles. There were no changes in volume for the biceps/triceps (p = 0.35) or deltoid (p = 0.92) during DHYD. FR prevented the loss of KE muscle volume at 3% (1,430 ± 435 ml, p = 0.074) and 5% (1,431 ± 439 ml, p = 0.156) ETBW loss time points compared to baseline (1,445 ± 436 ml).. ...
Each of the four test identities was used as an adapter-with itself and each of the other three other identities as probes. The adapting images were the 6 anti-expressions for each identity, and the probe was always the identity prototype for the relevant identity. To keep testing sessions to within an hour, each experimental session comprised testing one identity adapter (with each of its six anti-expressions), with an identity-congruent probe (i.e., the same identity as the adapter) and one identity-incongruent probe. In half of the sessions, the incongruent probe was the same sex as the adapter; in the other half, it was the opposite sex. To test all combinations of adapters and probes, 12 different session types were required. Each participant completed one session, and each session type was completed by four participants with adapters at 100% strength and by two participants with adapters at 50% and 25% strength. The inclusion of the 25% adapter strength condition is an important ...
The kidneys can normally concentrate urine to an Osmolality of , 800 mmol/kg within 12 h of fluid restriction (Water deprivation test).. Comparison of serum and urine osmolalities may help to determine the cause of polyuria, to diagnose SIADH and to distinguish pre-renal from renal causes of impaired renal function.. See Osmolality.. ...
Urine density has long been considered as a practical surrogate marker of urine osmolality. It has even been proposed that simple equations be used in clinical practice to obtain Uosm directly from UD [8-11], whereas a website offers such calculations online [12]. In the present study, we challenged the concept that UD is a reliable marker of urine osmolality. For better accuracy, UD measurements were made utilizing a refractometer, instead of the semi-quantitative dipstick method more commonly employed. Even so, the correlation obtained between UD and Uosm, though statistically significant, was relatively weak (r = 0.462). A closer examination casts serious doubts about the clinical usefulness of UD. If an UD of 1.020 kg/L or higher were regarded as a test to detect individuals with an Uosm of at least 600 mOsm/kg [8-10], the sensitivity of such a test would be only 36%, whereas its specificity would be 81%. In other words, 64% of the subjects with concentrated urines would be missed by such ...
nbsp;Osmolality (ℓ) is the number of osmoles (Osm) of solute per kilogram of solvent (mOsmol/kg), it is measured using an osmometer. This value is not affected by temperature and pressure. This differs from [[Osmolarity,Osmolarity]] (r) which is the number of osmoles of solute per litre of solution (mOsmol/L) and is affected by changes in water content, temperature and pressure. The difference between the actual osmolality and the calculated osmolality is known as the osmotic gap ,ref>Patient. Osmolality, Osmolarity and Fluid Homeostasis. 2016 [cited: 05/12/17]; Available from: https://patient.info/doctor/osmolality-osmolarity-and-fluid-homeostasis,/ref> . ,references ...
The global fitting of the aggregation curves above provides an explanation of the observed changes in half times and scaling exponents: the differential effect of a change in ionic strength on the rates of the individual processes in the aggregation reaction leads to shifts in the dominant mechanism of aggregate multiplication. In order to rationalize this difference in susceptibility to electrostatic shielding we consider the variation of each rate constant with ionic strength. In the plots in Fig. 6a and b we show the logarithm of the various rate constant versus the square root of ionic strength (this latter value includes the contribution from the added salt as well as the buffer; in the absence of added salt the buffer alone (4 mM sodium phosphate, 40 uM EDTA, pH 8.0) results in an ionic strength of approximately 12 mM). In a simple Debye-Hückel (DH)16,32-34 model of the effect of ionic strength, these points would be expected to lie on a straight line. However, DH is accurate only at low ...
Information from ISBN 0-19-963142-5 pg 321. 1) Chose the pH range you want. Use a buffer that is within pK± 1 because the buffering capacity will be low outside that range. The range that is used may be varied if it is known that a buffer has only to counter the effects of acid or base but not both. (Is only H+ produced?) The edge of a working range can be more satisfactorily used if the change in pH is towards the pK. 2) Stability of the buffer, whether it interacts with the substrates, cofactors, or metal ions, the temperature coefficients of its pK, the ionic strength at which it is used, its absorbance in the UV region of the spectrum, its cost, and its availability free from contaminants. Most of the newer zwitterionic buffers do not appreciably bind divalent metal ions, are chemically stable, do not appreciably absorb light at wavelengths longer than 240nm, and can be made up as a concentrated stock solutions. Many of the buffers which have been in longer use have one or more ...
Information from ISBN 0-19-963142-5 pg 321. 1) Chose the pH range you want. Use a buffer that is within pK± 1 because the buffering capacity will be low outside that range. The range that is used may be varied if it is known that a buffer has only to counter the effects of acid or base but not both. (Is only H+ produced?) The edge of a working range can be more satisfactorily used if the change in pH is towards the pK. 2) Stability of the buffer, whether it interacts with the substrates, cofactors, or metal ions, the temperature coefficients of its pK, the ionic strength at which it is used, its absorbance in the UV region of the spectrum, its cost, and its availability free from contaminants. Most of the newer zwitterionic buffers do not appreciably bind divalent metal ions, are chemically stable, do not appreciably absorb light at wavelengths longer than 240nm, and can be made up as a concentrated stock solutions. Many of the buffers which have been in longer use have one or more ...
In the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevesiae, phosphorelay signaling systems that involve a three-step His-Asp-His-Asp phosphotransfer are involved in transmitting signals in response to cellular stress. The animation shows one example of such a phosphorelay system involved in yeast responses to changes in osmolarity. Under conditions of low osmolarity, a histidine-aspartate phosphorelay pathway transmits information that deactivates one signaling pathway and activates gene expression through another pathway. In response to high osmolarity, the Sln1 kinase that initiates the phosphorelay is inhibited and the Hog1 mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade is active. ...
Tytu : Osmotic concentration of gooseberry fruits - the influence of temperature, time, and pretreatment methods on mass transfer and total polyphenol and organic acid content. ...
Sterility tests are performed on each lot of medium using current USP methods. Each lot of medium is also checked for its ability to support the growth of several different cell lines using both sequential subcultures and plating efficiencies. Additional test results are listed in the Certificate of Analysis. Test* Specification pH 7.0 to 7.4 Osmolality 246 to 306 mOsm/kg H 2 O Sterility Testing Pass Endotoxin ≤ 0.5 EU/mL Mycoplasma Pass Growth Promotion Pass *Please consult the Certificate of Analysis for lot-specific test results.
Online molarity calculator from Sigma-Aldrich.com makes calculating molarity and normality for common acid and base stock solutions easy with most common values pre-populated.
Doctors give unbiased, helpful information on indications, contra-indications, benefits, and complications: Dr. Legha on porphyrins fractionated plasma: These refer to the concentration of electrolytes in the body/plasma, or the electrolyte-water balance. These measure the same thing, only that osmolality is the number of osmoles per kilogram of solvent or osm/kg, while osmolarity is the number of osmoles per liter of solution or osm/ltr. Osmolality excludes the solute, while osmolarity includes it, so osmolality has a slightly higher reading.
Yeast cells are exposed to a wide variety of environment stresses, among them changes in the osmotic conditions. An osmolar upshift leads to fast loose of intracellular water, so living cells have developed mechanisms to ...
cellular edema edema attributable to the entry of water into your cells, causing them to swell. This may manifest because of lowered osmolality in the fluid surrounding the cells, as in hypotonic fluid overload, or greater osmolality on the intracellular fluid, as in situations that decrease the exercise with the sodium pump of the cell membrane, letting the focus of sodium ions within the cell to boost ...
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Sunum: Periferal uygulama için 1440 ml, 1920 ml, 2400 mllik infüzyon torbaları. Ozmolarite: Ozmolarite: 750 mosm/L. Raf Ömrü: 24 Ay. Karışımlar buzdolabında 2-6ºCde 6 gün ve takip eden 24 saat süresince 25ºC oda sıcaklığında stabil kalır ...
The ionic strength dependence of the reduction of cytochrome c peroxidase compound I by horse cytochrome c has been studied, using stopped-flow technigue, in pH 7.5, potassium phosphate/nitrate buffer. The temperature was set at 25 ± 1° C. The wavelength was monitored at 4 32 nm, an isobestic point for ferri-/ferrocytochrome c, so only the absorbance change of the reduction of cytochrome c peroxidase compound I to compound II can be observed. The observed rate constant, kobs, as a function of the concentration of ferrocytochrome c shows a non-linear increase with increasing ionic strength. A two-parameter eguation is needed to fit the data at low ionic strength, 20 mM to 40 mM, while a three-parameter equation is needed at high ionic strength, 65 mM and above. The maximum rates of these reductions also show two different types of ionic strength dependence. At 20 mM to 40 mM ionic strength, the maximum rate of reduction decreases slightly, within experimental error, with increasing ionic ...
The aggregation behavior of TiO2 nanoparticles under conditions normally encountered in natural waters was investigated. Aggregation kinetics and size distribution was determined by DLS using a Nanosizer ZS, Malvern, UK. SEM images were also collected. Conditions considered covered a pH range between 3 to 9. Different levels of ionic strength were studied, given by indifferent electrolytes (NaCl) as well as divalent, specifically adsorbing cations (CaCl2 and MgCl2). Tannic acid and humic acid were selected as model organic compounds for natural organic substances. The effect of kaolinite was also investigated as a model inorganic natural colloid; in this case, size distribution was determined by the flow field fractioning technique. The experiments conducted demonstrated that although nanomaterials are unstable and expected to form large particles even in low to moderate ionic strength conditions, the presence of adsorbent species can render them stable and therefore mobile in the natural environment.
Osmolarity is distinct from molarity because it measures osmoles of solute particles rather than moles of solute. The distinction arises because some compounds can dissociate in solution, whereas others cannot.[2]. Ionic compounds, such as salts, can dissociate in solution into their constituent ions, so there is not a one-to-one relationship between the molarity and the osmolarity of a solution. For example, sodium chloride (NaCl) dissociates into Na+ and Cl− ions. Thus, for every 1 mole of NaCl in solution, there are 2 osmoles of solute particles (i.e., a 1 mol/L NaCl solution is a 2 osmol/L NaCl solution). Both sodium and chloride ions affect the osmotic pressure of the solution.[2]. Another example is magnesium chloride (MgCl2), which dissociates into Mg2+ and 2Cl− ions. For every 1 mole of MgCl2 in the solution, there are 3 osmoles of solute particles. Nonionic compounds do not dissociate, and form only 1 osmole of solute per 1 mole of solute. For example, a 1 mol/L solution of glucose ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hypo-osmolar stimulation of transepithelial Cl- secretion in cultured human T84 intestinal epithelial layers. AU - McEwan, G T. AU - Brown, C D. AU - Hirst, B H. AU - Simmons, N L. PY - 1992/6/10. Y1 - 1992/6/10. N2 - Intact epithelial monolayers of T84 human colonic adenocarcinoma cells were exposed from the basolateral surfaces to hypo-osmotic media; in responsive tissues this resulted in a transient stimulation of inward short-circuit current (SCC) to a peak of 12.9 +/- 1.5 (S.E., n = 10) microA/cm2 which declined to prestimulation values of SCC (2.1 microA/cm2) within 5 min. Exposure of T84 cells to hypo-osmotic media results in an increase in cytosolic [Ca2+]i, dependent on extracellular Ca2+ influx. The cell-swelling activated SCC is abolished upon medium Cl- replacement and by 100 microM bumetanide applied to the basal-surfaces, consistent with the inward SCC resulting from transepithelial Cl- secretion. 100 microM DIDS (4,4-diisothiocyanantostilbene-2,2-disulphonic ...
Paques, EP. ; Pâques, Anne-Thérèse ; Crichton, Robert. A Study of the Mechanism of Ferritin Formation - the Effect of Ph, Ionic-strength and Temperature, Inhibition By Imidazole and Kinetic-analysis. In: European Journal of Biochemistry, Vol. 107, no. 2, p. 447-453 (1980 ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Rosenberg, TX (January 8, 2018) - OCuSOFT Inc., a privately-held eye and skin care company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health, is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with I-MED Pharma Inc., a Montreal-based biotechnology company to make the I-PEN® Osmolarity System available in the United States. On December 22, 2017, the FDA issued an Acceptance Review Notification for the I-PEN® Osmolarity System 510k submission. This distribution partnership will officially commence upon final FDA approval of the 510k, which is anticipated in the first quarter of 2018.. The I-PEN® Tear Osmolarity System is a handheld device that measures the osmolarity (concentration of dissolved salts in solution) of human tears in normal and dry eye disease (DED) patients. The I-PEN® Tear Osmolarity system, used with the I-PEN® Single Use Sensors (SUS), provides a quick and simple method for determining tear osmolarity by measuring the ...
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Measured values of the swelling pressure of charged proteoglycans (PG) in solution (Williams RPW, and Comper WD; Biophysical Chemistry 36:223, 1990) and the ionic strength dependence of the equilibrium modulus of PG-rich articular cartilage (Eisenberg SR, and Grodzinsky AJ; J Orthop Res 3: 148, 1985) are compared to the predictions of two models. Each model is a representation of electrostatic forces arising from charge present on spatially fixed macromolecules and spatially mobile micro-ions. The first is a macroscopic continuum model based on Donnan equilibrium that includes no molecular-level structure and assumes that the electrical potential is spatially invariant within the polyelectrolyte medium (i.e. zero electric field). The second model is based on a microstructural, molecular-level solution of the Poisson-Boltzmann (PB) equation within a unit cell containing a charged glycosaminoglycan (GAG) molecule and its surrounding atmosphere of mobile ions. This latter approach accounts for the ...
Hyponatremia in neonatology. Kirsten L Brunsvig 03.05.10. Sodium. Dominating cation in the ECF Princible determinant for extracellular osmolality Necessary for the maintenance of intravascular volume. Slideshow 378304 by didina
TY - JOUR. T1 - Na+-induced intestinal interstitial hyperosmolality and vascular responses during absorptive hyperemia. AU - Bohlen, H.. PY - 1982. Y1 - 1982. N2 - The coupled active transport of Na+ with sugars and amino acids could cause intestinal villus interstitial hyperosmolarity, which contributes to absorptive hyperemia. However, for the villus hyperosmolarity to cause a major vascular response, a mild-to-moderate hyperosmolarity must occur in the vicinity of the major resistance vessels of the submucosa. Interstitial Na+ activity was measured throughout the small intestinal wall of rats with monensin ion-selective electrodes during glucose absorption. In the upper half of villi, the resting [Na+] was 201 ± 5 (SE) mM and increased to 267 ± 6 mM during luminal exposure to 25-300 mg/100 ml glucose. The submucosal resting [Na+] was 144 ± 1 mM and increased to 177 ± 3 mM during luminal glucose exposure. The time courses of Na+ appearance and submucosal arterial dilatation were almost ...
Sensing the osmolarity of the environment is a critical response for all organisms. Whereas bacteria will migrate away from high osmotic conditions, most eukaryotic cells are not motile and use adaptive metabolic responses for survival. The p38 MAPK pathway is a crucial mediator of survival during cellular stress. We have discovered a novel scaffold protein that binds to actin, the GTPase Rac, and the upstream kinases MEKK3 and MKK3 in the p38 MAPK phospho-relay module. RNA interference (RNAi) demonstrates that MEKK3 and the scaffold protein are required for p38 activation in response to sorbitol-induced hyperosmolarity. FRET identifies a cytoplasmic complex of the MEKK3 scaffold protein that is recruited to dynamic actin structures in response to sorbitol treatment. Through its ability to bind actin, relocalize to Rac-containing membrane ruffles and its obligate requirement for p38 activation in response to sorbitol, we have termed this protein osmosensing scaffold for MEKK3 (OSM). The Rac-OSM-MEKK3
While similar, osmolarity and tonicity are not the same. The key difference between the two is that tonicity implies a membrane that is impermeable to the solutes on either side of it. This is not a necessary condition in the case of osmolarity. Osmolarity is a measure of the osmotically active particles in a solution and in fact makes no explicit assertion with respect to the solute permeability of any involved membranes. The derivatives of the term: isosmotic, hyperosmotic, and hypoosmotic, should not be confused with istonic, hypertonic and hypotonic. Example: A urea solution that is isosmotic with respect to the cytosol of an erythrocyte is nonetheless not isotonic respective to the same erythrocyte. Urea freely diffuses across cellular membranes and is also an osmotically active particle. Normally, urea is present in a lower concentration in the nju of an erythrocyte than in an urea solution. Because urea is freely permeable to cell membranes and the concentration of urea is normally lower ...
Use this formula to calculate ionic strength: I=1/2 ∑ Ci Zi^2. Let "I" equal ionic strength of the solution. The formula in Step 1 states that ionic strength is a squared sum of concentrations and valences of all ions in the solution.. Allow the molar concentration of ions to be represented by "C." In mixed solutions, there will be several concentrations to sum. The unit is moles per liter for all ions.. Represent the ion with "i." This could be sodium, chloride, etc. For example, there will be two "Ci" for the concentration of sodium in sodium chloride and the concentration of chloride in sodium chloride.. Symbolize the valence or the oxidation number of the ions with Z. This is also known as the electrical charge of the ion. Again, the "i" indicates the ion.. Square the valences on ions.. Sum the concentrations and valences.. ...
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I need to calcuted the molarity from this 12.5 g of ethylene glycol antifreeze dissolved in o.100kg of water. Density of solution is 1.0 g/mL I know molarity if mole of solute / L of solution. I am confused on how to find the L of ...
can someone check my answers here for my lab... so i have 3.234*10-4 moles of ca2+ and mg2+ ions and used 0.02450L of edta so my molarity of both ions is 0.01320 M. and now we had to find calcium, i used 0.01655 L of edta, can i asked by Anonymous on January 30, 2016 ...
A solution is labeled 2.89ppm and is made with a solute that has molar mass equal to 522 g/mol. What is the molarity of the solution? I'm not too concerned with the answer as this is just an example on my homework, but I need to know how to set up the problem to work other problems. Thank you!
Essential Nuclear Protein; Required For Biogenesis Of The Small Ribosomal Subunit; Has A Possible Role In The Osmoregulatory Glycerol Response; Putative Homolog Of Human NOM1 Which Is Implicated In Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Discusses ionic strength and its basic use for finding the relationship between the concentration and the activity of hydrogen ions.
24 r s vizeletgy jt s Na-veszt s meg llap t s hoz (>30 maequ/l), plazma AVP (emelkedett), plazma ANP (emelkedett), plazma renin (szupprim lt), plazma aldosteron (norm lis vagy alacsony). V zmegvon s: 700 ml/die (SIADH-ban vizelet-Na cs kken, s veszt vese eset n nem v ltozik), V zterhel s: 20ml/tskg v z elfogyaszt sa (SIADH-ra utal, ha 4 r n bel l a bevitt mennyis gnek kevesebb, mint 90 %-a r l ki s/vagy a vizelet osmolalit sa >100 mOsm/kg ...
24 r s vizeletgy jt s Na-veszt s meg llap t s hoz ( > 30 maequ/l) *plazma AVP (emelkedett) *plazma ANP (emelkedett) *plazma renin (szupprim lt) *plazma aldosteron (norm lis vagy alacsony) *v zmegvon s: 700 ml/die (SIADH-ban vizelet-Na cs kken, s veszt vese eset n nem v ltozik)*v zterhel s: 20ml/tskg v z elfogyaszt sa (SIADH-ra utal, ha 4 r n bel l a bevitt mennyis gnek kevesebb, mint 90 %-a r l ki s/vagy a vizelet ozmolarit sa >100 mOsm/kg ...
A decrease in intracellular ionic strength appears involved in the activation of swelling-elicited 3H-taurine efflux in cortical cultured astrocytes. Hyposmotic (50%) or isosmotic urea-induced swelling leading to a decrease of intracellular ionic strength, activated 3H-taurine efflux from a rate constant of about 0.008 min(-1) to 0.33 min(-1) (hyposmotic) and 0.59 min(-1) (urea). This efflux rate was markedly lower (maximal 0.03 min(-1)) in isosmotic swelling caused by K+ accumulation, where there is no decrease in ionic strength, or in cold (10 degrees C) hyposmotic medium (maximal 0.18 min(-1)), where swelling is reduced and consequently intracellular ionic strength is less affected. Also, astrocytes pretreated with hyperosmotic medium, which recover cell volume by ion accumulation, did not release 3H-taurine when they swelled by switching to isosmotic medium, but when volume was recovered by accumulation of urea, taurine release was restored. These results point to a key role of ionic ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Negative inotropic influence of hyperosmotic solutions on cardiac muscle. AU - Wildenthal, K.. AU - Adcock, R. C.. AU - Crie, J. S.. AU - Templeton, G. H.. AU - Willerson, J. T.. PY - 1975. Y1 - 1975. N2 - In cardiac muscle, moderate degrees of hyperosmolality of the type encountered physiologically or clinically (i.e., less than 200 mosM above control) characteristically exert a positive inotropic effect, which presumably is mediated by increased Ca 2+ availability for binding to troponin. In contrast, skeletal muscle displays significant contractile depression on exposure to hyperosmotic solutions, even at mild degrees of hypertonicity. To determine whether a similar potential for hyperosmolarity induced depression also exists in cardiac muscle, right ventricular papillary muscles from cats were exposed to hypertonic solutions of mannitol or sucrose under circumstances in which positive inotropic effects were precluded by prior exposure to a bathing solution of 4.0 mM Ca 2+ and ...
One of the primary regulatory mechanisms is antidiuretic hormone (ADH). ADH is secreted by the posterior pituitary gland in response to stimulation of osmoreceptors residing in the anterior hypothalamus, baroreceptors in the great vessels, and volume receptors in the left atrium. The release of ADH results in increased water absorption by the renal tubule. Osmoreceptors detect increasing osmolarity, with sodium being the primary ion responsible for extracellular osmolarity. Baroreceptors and volume receptors regulate the intravascular volume. In cases of decreasing intravascular volume and diminishing osmolarity (due to body water in excess of body sodium), the volume receptors will override the osmoreceptors, resulting in ADH secretion and water retention, despite decreasing concentrations of sodium.1 ...
article{d17966db-786f-4d12-a5f5-3a25a837ce80, abstract = {,p,Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) measurements reveal a striking difference in intermolecular interactions between two short highly charged peptides - deca-arginine (R10) and deca-lysine (K10). Comparison of SAXS curves at high and low salt concentration shows that R10 self-associates, while interactions between K10 chains are purely repulsive. The self-association of R10 is stronger at lower ionic strengths, indicating that the attraction between R10 molecules has an important electrostatic component. SAXS data are complemented by NMR measurements and potentials of mean force between the peptides, calculated by means of umbrella-sampling molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. All-atom MD simulations elucidate the origin of the R10- R10 attraction by providing structural information on the dimeric state. The last two C-terminal residues of R10 constitute an adhesive patch formed by stacking of the side chains of two arginine residues ...
Osmolality is the ratio of solutes in a solution to a volume of solvent in a solution. Plasma osmolality is thus the ratio of solutes to water in blood plasma. A persons plasma osmolality value reflects his or her state of hydration. A healthy body maintains plasma osmolality within a narrow range, by employing several mechanisms that regulate both water intake and output.. Drinking water is considered voluntary. So how is water intake regulated by the body? Consider someone who is experiencing dehydration, a net loss of water that results in insufficient water in blood and other tissues. The water that leaves the body, as exhaled air, sweat, or urine, is ultimately extracted from blood plasma. As the blood becomes more concentrated, the thirst response-a sequence of physiological processes-is triggered ([link]). Osmoreceptors are sensory receptors in the thirst center in the hypothalamus that monitor the concentration of solutes (osmolality) of the blood. If blood osmolality increases above ...
The premise of this study is that dry eye disease, specifically tear osmolarity, changes during the course of the day based on the etiology of the dry eye and that aqueous-deficiency dry eye will worsen during the course of the day while meibomian gland deficiency will stabilize or possibly even improve during the course of the day ...
In the recent consensus statement by Kitabchi et al. (1) is a serious contradiction. In diagnosis, the authors write that "the initial laboratory evaluation of patients with suspected [diabetic keotacidosis] … should include determination of … osmolality … Studies on serum osmolality and mental alteration have established a positive linear relationship between osmolality and mental obtundation (14). The occurrence of stupor or coma in diabetic patients in the absence of definitive elevation of effective osmolality (320 mOsm/kg) demands immediate consideration of other causes of mental status change." In sharp contrast to this statement is Table 1 of the consensus statement, where the effective serum osmolality is in all three categories of mental status, "Alert," "Alert/drowsy," and "Stupor/coma," the same: "variable." On the other hand, the mental status "Alert" has arterial pH of 7.25 to 7.30, "Alert/drowsy" 7.00 to ,7.25, and "Stupor/coma" ,7.00. Thus, the impression from this Table 1 ...
In our study, the equiosmolar load of mannitol and HS led to similar acute increases in serum osmolality by the end of infusion, which is consistent with the data of Erard et al. ,22 who compared an equiosmolar load but different volumes of 7.5% HS and 20% mannitol. With both agents, we observed a sustained increase in blood osmolality for 6 h, and an increase in CSF osmolality 6 h after the treatment. Because the composition of CSF is highly dependent on the integrity of the BBB, an observed increase of osmolality in CSF with both agents and an increase of Na in CSF with HS may reflect an impaired permeability of the BBB. On the other hand, it may suggest dynamics of mannitol and sodium over time across the BBB. Recently, Ito et al. 23 reported an increase in CSF sodium over time after a single bolus of HS in dogs with an intact BBB. With an impaired BBB, aggravation of cerebral edema with HS has been repoted,24,25 suggesting a potentially detrimental effect of HS due to leakage of sodium ...
Hyperglycemic hyperosmolarity is part of a clinical spectrum of severe hyperglycemic disorders ranging from pure hyperglycemic hyperosmolarity without ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis, with significant overlap in the middle. From 50 to 75 percent of hospitalizable patients who have uncontrolled diabetes present with significant hyperosmolarity. An altered state of consciousness attributable to uncontrolled diabetes is virtually always the result of severe hyperosmolar hyperglycemia. The linchpin of therapy is prompt, rapid administration of crystalloid solutions that have tonicity appropriate to the level of hyperosmolarity. A decrease in the plasma glucose concentration indicates the adequacy of therapy, especially rehydration; the goal is for the plasma glucose level to decline by at least 75 to 100 mg per dL (4.2 to 5.6 mmol per L) per hour. Patients with hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome are often chronically ill, and they may have major total body deficits of potassium, phosphate and magnesium,
As noted earlier, organic osmolytes are typically called compatible solutes based on the hypothesis that these solutes (other than urea) do not interact with macromolecules in detrimental ways; thus, they can be safely up- and downregulated with little impact on cellular functions (Brown and Simpson, 1972; Yancey et al., 1982). This is in stark contrast to inorganic ions, which at high concentrations typically bind to and destabilize proteins and nucleic acids. Indeed, exposure of some cells to high NaCl medium can produce breaks in DNA (Kültz and Chakravarty, 2001).. In concert with the compatibility hypothesis, most osmolytes are neutral (either zwitterionic or lacking charges) at physiological pH, although some bacterial and archaeal osmolytes are anionic (e.g. diglycerol phosphate; Fig. 2) and are paired with K+ to achieve neutrality (Martin et al., 1999). In its simplest form, the compatibility hypothesis also suggests that organic osmolytes are interchangeable, i.e. that a cell can be ...
Measurement of osmolality aids interpretation of electrolyte disturbance in the context of SIADH (especially following head injury/surgery), diabetes insipidus, confirmation of laboratory-derived electrolyte findings, and diagnosis of alcohol/ethylene glycol abuse via determination of the osmolar gap. Measurement of serum osmolality is best performed in conjunction with that of urine osmolality to assess the appropriateness of the renal response.. ...
A population of proliferating and differentiating cells from normal bone marrow of the Long-Evans rat has been isolated and maintained in long-term suspension culture. This population of cells has been used to investigate the effects of cellular maturation on membrane function and the osmotic properties of cells. A hypothesis has been formulated which states that in normal proliferating and differentiating cells, the cell interior behaves as a mixture model where water and electrolytes exist both in the free and the bound state; this state is determined by the activity of functioning biological macromolecules. The population of cells has all the distinguishing morphological characteristics of the megakaryocyte. These cells are acetylcholinesterase positive, increase in volume with maturation, and range in ploidy from 2N to greater than 16N. Electron microscopy has revealed the presence of the following: 1. A specialized membrane system of tubules or channels similar if not identical to the ...
Get an answer for How do you calculate the molarity of NaOH? I am just very confused on which formula I use to calculate.I am given the equation for calculating the concentration of NaOH with (molarity of acid)(volume of acid)(#hydrogen ions)in acid =(molarity of base )(volume of base)(# of hydroxide ions) in base. and find homework help for other Science questions at eNotes
Serious acute complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) characterised by increased serum osmolality and hyperglycaemia but distinguishable from diabetec ketocaidosisi (DKA) from the lack of ketone production and more moderate metabolic acidosis ...
You should eat a balanced diet in the days leading up to the test. In some cases, your doctor may tell you to restrict fluids for 12 to 14 hours before the test.. Some medications, such as dextran and sucrose, can interfere with the results of the urine osmolality test. For this reason, you must tell your doctor about all of the medications youre taking.. Tell your doctor if youve had an X-ray involving dye or contrast medium in the days before the test. Either of these can interfere with your results. ...
Clay surfaces absorb large amounts of plant nutrients without any appreciable change in the osmotic concentration of the growing medium or fluctuation of pH. The bond which holds clay together is very weak. The potential bonding with water is stronger than the bond with the clay, resulting in the clay literally falling apart when exposed to water. This falling apart creates a slow release of silicic acid, which is the property of PyroClay.. Propagation:. A light dusting (0.5 grams per litre of media) of PyroClay over the media after seeding. For optimum results, water in 0.5 grams per litre of PyroClay with NutriBoost (plant enzyme rooting initiator) amended solution.. Rockwool:. In drain to waste, or drip systems, the best results are obtained with the placement of PyroClay on the top of the transplant block directly under the dripper. Sprinkle 1-2 grams (1-2 Tsp) of PyroClay on top of the media after transplant.. Recycling system Including NFT:. For recycling water culture, including NFT, ...
... - Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome, or HHNS, is a serious condition most frequently seen in older persons. HHNS can happen. Hyperosmolar
sample_1: RNA (22-MER) 0.9-1.3 mM; potassium chloride 10 mM; EDTA 10 uM; D2O, [U-100% 2H], 100%. sample_2: RNA (22-MER) 0.9-1.3 mM; potassium chloride 10 mM; EDTA 10 uM; H2O 90%; D2O, [U-100% 2H], 10%. sample_3: RNA (22-MER), [U-100% 13C; U-100% 15N], 1.0 mM; potassium chloride 10 mM; EDTA 10 uM; D2O, [U-100% 2H], 100%. sample_4: RNA (22-MER), [U-100% 13C; U-100% 15N], 1.0 mM; potassium chloride 10 mM; EDTA 10 uM; H2O 90%; D2O, [U-100% 2H], 10%. sample_conditions_1: ionic strength: 10 mM; pD: 6.45; pressure: 1 atm; temperature: 293 K. sample_conditions_5: ionic strength: 10 mM; pD: 6.45; pressure: 1 atm; temperature: 303 K. sample_conditions_2: ionic strength: 10 mM; pH: 6.2; pressure: 1 atm; temperature: 278 K. sample_conditions_6: ionic strength: 10 mM; pH: 6.2; pressure: 1 atm; temperature: 293 K. sample_conditions_3: ionic strength: 10 mM; pD: 6.8; pressure: 1 atm; temperature: 303 K. sample_conditions_4: ionic strength: 10 mM; pH: 6.4; pressure: 1 atm; temperature: 278 K ...
Erythematous mucosa in the colon, defined as an increased redness of the mucosa, due to an increase in its hemoglobin content because of increased blood flow (a). This should be distinguished from a congested mucosa, defined as a swelling of the mucosa due to an increase in the thickness of the mucosa, occurring most often in association with an inflammatory process where permeability of cell membranes is altered and the extracellular osmolarity is modified (b ...
INNOLEC_II The use of non-self-sustained Townsend discharge device in the studies of reduced electric field strength dependence of plasma ...
Solute concentration is a measurement of how much of one substance is dissolved in another one. Its especially important for...
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Citation: Schlapak, R. et al. (2009) Selective protein and DNA adsorption on PLL-PEG films modulated by ionic strength. Soft Matter, 5, pp.613-621. ...
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sample_1: entity, [U-95% 13C; U-95% 15N], 3.4 4.2 mM; H20 90%; D20 10%. sample_2: entity, [U-95% 13C; U-95% 15N], 3.4 4.2 mM; D20 100%. sample_conditions_1: ionic strength: 1 mM; pH: 6.0; pressure: 1 atm; temperature: 310.0 K ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of pH and high ionic strength on the adsorption and activity of native and mutated cellobiohydrolase I from Trichoderma reesei. AU - Reinikainen, Tapani. AU - Teleman, Olle. AU - Teeri, Tuula. N1 - Project code: BEL4319. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. N2 - Cellobiohydrolase I (CBHI) is the major cellulase of Trichoderma reesei. The enzyme contains a discrete cellulose‐binding domain (CBD), which increases its binding and activity on crystalline cellulose. We studied cellulase‐cellulose interactions using site‐directed mutagenesis on the basis of the three‐dimensional structure of the CBD of CBHI. Three mutant proteins which have earlier been produced in Saccharomyces cerevisiae were expressed in the native host organism. The data presented here support the hypothesis that a conserved tyrosine (Y492) located on the flat and more hydrophilic surface of the CBD is essential for the functionality. The data also suggest that the more hydrophobic surface is not directly involved ...
Stimulation of flounder erythrocytes by noradrenaline under isosmotic conditions (330 mosmol kg-1) and physiological Na+ concentration (113 mmol l-1) caused swelling of the cells. The EC50 of this cell swelling was 0.65 µmol l-1 noradrenaline. The effect of the noradrenaline-induced cell swelling on the taurine channel under isosmotic conditions was negligible. However, when the cells were stimulated by noradrenaline (1.0 µmol l-1) before, simultaneously with or after reduction of osmolality (255 mosmol kg-1), the volume regulatory efflux of taurine mediated by the taurine channel was transiently accelerated. The rate coefficient for taurine efflux was more than four times higher than in osmolality-stimulated cells not exposed to noradrenaline. The present paper deals with the accelerating effect of noradrenaline on the taurine channel under hypo-osmotic conditions and the lack of effect of noradrenaline-induced cell swelling on the channel under iso-osmotic conditions. Noradrenaline ...
Tear film osmolarity and dry eye disease: a review of the literature Richard Potvin,1 Sarah Makari,1 Christopher J Rapuano21Science in Vision, Akron, NY, USA; 2Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USAObjective: To evaluate the evidence in the peer-reviewed literature regarding the use of tear osmolarity as a physiological marker to diagnose, grade severity, and track therapeutic response in dry eye disease (DED). In addition, to review the evidence for the role of tear osmolarity in the pathophysiology of DED and ocular surface disease.Methods: A literature review of all publications after the year 2000, which included the keywords “tear osmolarity”, was conducted. Relevant articles were graded according to quality of evidence and research, using the University of Michigan Practice Guideline and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) rating systems. Articles were further categorized by the nature of any reported financial support and by the overall
Reduction of hERG potassium currents by hyperosmolar solutions.: We investigated the effects of hyperosmolar solutions on human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG
The two main findings of this study were first, that there is no relation between any clinically significant changes in serum concentrations of sodium, potassium, total calcium, and total magnesium and the development of EAMC in ultra-distance runners before or immediately after a race, or during the period of clinical recovery from EAMC; and second, that there is also no relation between the changes in hydration status (measured by changes in body weight, plasma volume, blood volume, or red cell volume) and the development of EAMC in ultra-distance runners during or immediately after a race. The results of our study also show that there is no relation between the development of EAMC in ultra-distance runners and changes in serum osmolality, blood glucose concentration, and the concentration of plasma proteins before and after a race.. The association between skeletal muscle cramping and disturbances of serum electrolyte concentrations has been well documented in a variety of medical conditions. ...
Release of ADH is typically controlled by the osmolarity of extracellular fluids. Physiological experiments suggest that neurons within the hypothalamic supraoptic nuclei possess osmoreceptors which directly sense extracellular osmolarity and subsequently modulate the activity of an anatomically adjacent population of ADH-synthesizing neurons. Decreased ECF Osmolarity reduces ADH secretion whereas increased ECF osmolarity increases ADH secretion. While ECF osmolarity is the major modulator of ADH secretion in most cases, in contexts of profoundly decreased effective circulating volume ADH is released by the posterior pituitary independent of the status of osmolarity. These topics are covered in greater detail under ECF Osmoregulation ...
Minoxidil is a topical solution that is applied directly to the scalp where you are losing your hair. It is moderately effective because it slows down hair loss but it doesnt eliminate the reason behind it. Minoxidil can be helpful for some people with hair loss, particularly women, but it does not grow new hair. It works best if youve only recently started losing relatively small areas of hair due to pattern baldness. Its more effective in central areas of the scalp than at the front.. Minoxidil usually needs to be used for several months before any effect is seen. Hair Loss will continue if treatment is stopped. There are no side effects, besides a potential redness. Minoxidil is not available on the NHS, but it can be prescribed privately (10% and 15% strength solutions) or bought over the counter as a 5% strength solution (commercially known as Regaine®). Sometimes its used on its own, and other times in combination with an orally-taken tablet called Finasteride. ...
Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, and Derek Cunningham, OD, discuss the prevalence of dry eye among cataract surgery patients. Dr. Whitley explains that he begins by evaluating patients with a verified questionnaire, and uses tear osmolarity measurements to g…
The PhoQ/PhoP two-component system is well known to respond to several host-associated cues, such as the levels of magnesium, pH, and AMPs (4??-7). In contrast, high osmolarity, another major stimulus encountered by enterobacteria within the host (39), was up to now only suggested to affect translation of individual PhoP-regulated genes (20, 21). In this study, we demonstrate that E. coli and Salmonella PhoQ is activated by osmotic upshift. The magnitude of the observed hyperosmotic stimulation of the PhoQ/PhoP system was comparable to its activation by low magnesium or by other established stimuli (6, 7, 11, 13, 24). However, in contrast to all other established stimuli (except cytoplasmic pH) the activation of PhoQ by osmotic upshift does not require the sensor domain but depends on the transmembrane region. Our data suggest that PhoQ senses hyperosmotic stimuli through the interaction of its transmembrane domain with the lipid bilayer, apparently responding to its increased thickness and ...
Renal concentrating defects were found in 8 out of 24 patients treated with demeclocycline for acne. By evaluation of maximum and minimum urine osmolalities, free-water clearance (CH2O), and solute-free water reabsorption (TCH2O), in three of five symptomatic patients the defect was determined to be nephrogenic, dose-dependent, and reversible. A dose-dependent, reversible defect in antidiuretic hormone (ADH)-induced water flow was also produced by demeclocycline in gravimetric studies with paired toad urinary hemibladders. This defect in ADH responsiveness was probably located at the serosal surface and was probably caused by impairment of both cyclic-AMP generation and action. ...
Coastal marine ecosystems are submitted to variations of several parameters, some affected by global change. Among them, ultraviolet-B radiation (UVBR, 280-320 nm) may strongly impact planktonic fish larvae, in which osmoregulation depends on tegumentary ionocytes, mainly located in the trunk and yolk sac skin. As early D. labrax larvae passively drift in the top water column, their ionocytes are exposed to solar radiation. The effects of increased UVBR were investigated on the osmoregulatory function of sea bass larvae in seawater, through nanoosmometric measurements of blood osmolality and through cellular investigations, after exposure to different artificial UVBR treatments. A loss of hypo-osmoregulatory capability occurred in larvae after 2 days of exposure to low (50µW/cm2: 4h L/20h D) and medium (80µW/cm2: 4h L/20h D) UVBR. Compared to control larvae kept in darkness, an increased blood osmolality, an abnormal behavior and high mortalities were detected in larvae exposed to UVBR. At the ...
To determine the contribution of changes in extracellular osmolarity to ischemic injury, isolated guinea pig hearts were perfused with hyposmotic (220 mosM) or hyperosmotic (380 mosM) buffer. 31P NMR spectroscopy was used to follow changes in intracellular pH (pHi) and energetics. Hyposmotic buffer decreased myocardial developed pressure by 30 +/- 2% and pHi by 0.02 +/- 0.01 unit, whereas hyperosmotic buffer increased myocardial developed pressure by 34 +/- 1% and pHi by 0.14 +/- 0.01 unit. All hearts recovered to control values on restoration of isosmotic (300 mosM) buffer. The hyperosmolar-induced intracellular alkalosis and developed pressure increase were not prevented by inhibition of Na+/H+ exchange with use of 1 microM HOE-642 but were abolished with use of bicarbonate-free buffers. After 20 min of total global ischemia, hearts perfused with hyposmotic buffer showed significantly greater recoveries of developed pressure, phosphocreatine, and ATP than control hearts, but hearts perfused with