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  1. Synthesis of organic substances labelled with {sup 14}C and {sup 35}S; Syntheses de molecules organiques marquees par le carbone-14 et le soufre-35

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    Pichat, L. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires


    After a brief history of the development of the Section des Molecules marquees of the Frenchmic Energy Commission, the author gives an outline of the synthesis of the following labelled compounds: benzene {sup 14}C-6; phenyl-p-fluorophenyl, thienyl-2 {beta} alanines {beta} {sup 14}C; noradrenaline {beta} {sup 14}C (arterenol {beta} {sup 14}C), dotriacontane {sup 14}C-16-17, aminoethane sulfinic acid (hypotaurine {sup 35}S). (author)Fren. [French] Apres un bref historique du developpement de la Section des Molecules marquees du Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique fran is, l'auteur donne un resume des syntheses des composes marques suivants: benzene {sup 14}C-6; phenyl-p-fluorophenyl, thienyl-2 {beta} alamines {beta} {sup 14}C; noradrenaline {beta} {sup 14}C (arterenol {beta} {sup 14}C), dotriacontane {sup 14}C-16-17, acide aminoethane sulfinique (hypotaurine {sup 35}S). (auteur)

  2. Depression of jejunal dipeptide transport by pyridoxine deficiency in the rat. (United States)

    Gupta, V J; Edwards, K D; Asatoor, A M


    Three dipeptides (L-alanyl-L-alanine, beta-alanyl-L-histidine and L-prolylglycine), representative of distinctly different transport groups, and a dicarboxylic acid dipeptide (L-glutamyl-L-glutamic acid) showed a quantitatively equivalent decrease of absorption (mean difference, 12% disappearance 15 min-1 5 cm-1) from jejunal loops in vivo in pyridoxine deficient rats, compared with pyridoxine-repleted controls. Analysis of results for seven dipeptides, including three studied previously, indicated that pyridoxine deficiency caused a general or non-specific reduction in dipeptide transport, similar for all dipeptides. Decrease in dipeptide transport in vitamin deficiency ran parallel to, but was significantly less than, the decrease in amino acid transport, suggesting in theory involvement of pyridoxine in a common cellular efflux mechanism or, less likely, in the energetics of active transport.

  3. Determination of primary amino acids in wines by high performance liquid magneto-chromatography. (United States)

    Barrado, E; Rodriguez, J A; Castrillejo, Y


    Eight amino acids (ethanolamine, glycine, alanine, beta-aminobutyric acid, leucine, methionine, histidine and asparagine) were identified and quantified in Spanish wines by high performance liquid magneto-chromatography (HPLMC) with UV-V spectrophotometry. For this method, the amino acids are first complexed with mono(1,10-phenanthroline)-Cu(II) to confer them paramagnetic properties, and then separated by application of a low magnetic field intensity (5.5 mT) to the stationary phase contained in the chromatographic column. Principal components analysis of the results obtained grouped together the wine samples according to their denomination of origin: "Ribera del Duero", "Rueda" or "Rioja" (Spain). Through cluster analysis, a series of correlations was also observed among certain amino acids, and between these groupings and the type of wine. These clusters were found to reflect the role played by the amino acids as primary or secondary nutrients for the bacteria involved in alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.

  4. Amino acids in the Martian meteorite Nakhla. (United States)

    Glavin, D P; Bada, J L; Brinton, K L; McDonald, G D


    A suite of protein and nonprotein amino acids were detected with high-performance liquid chromatography in the water- and acid-soluble components of an interior fragment of the Martian meteorite Nakhla, which fell in Egypt in 1911. Aspartic and glutamic acids, glycine, alanine, beta-alanine, and gamma-amino-n-butyric acid (gamma-ABA) were the most abundant amino acids detected and were found primarily in the 6 M HCl-hydrolyzed, hot water extract. The concentrations ranged from 20 to 330 parts per billion of bulk meteorite. The amino acid distribution in Nakhla, including the D/L ratios (values range from meteorite soon after its fall to Earth, although it is possible that some of the amino acids are endogenous to the meteorite. The rapid amino acid contamination of Martian meteorites after direct exposure to the terrestrial environment has important implications for Mars sample-return missions and the curation of the samples from the time of their delivery to Earth.

  5. Metabonomic Response to Milk Proteins after a Single Bout of Heavy Resistance Exercise Elucidated by 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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    Hanne Christine Bertram


    Full Text Available In the present study, proton NMR-based metabonomics was applied on femoral arterial plasma samples collected from young male subjects (milk protein n = 12 in a crossover design; non-caloric control n = 8 at different time intervals (70, 220, 370 min after heavy resistance training and intake of either a whey or calcium caseinate protein drink in order to elucidate the impact of the protein source on post-exercise metabolism, which is important for muscle hypertrophy. Dynamic changes in the post-exercise plasma metabolite profile consisted of fluctuations in alanine, beta-hydroxybutyrate, branched amino acids, creatine, glucose, glutamine, glutamate, histidine, lipids and tyrosine. In comparison with the intake of a non-caloric drink, the same pattern of changes in low-molecular weight plasma metabolites was found for both whey and caseinate intake. However, the study indicated that whey and caseinate protein intake had a different impact on low-density and very-low-density lipoproteins present in the blood, which may be ascribed to different effects of the two protein sources on the mobilization of lipid resources during energy deficiency. In conclusion, no difference in the effects on low-molecular weight metabolites as measured by proton NMR-based metabonomics was found between the two protein sources.

  6. Extraterrestrial Amino Acids in the Almahata Sitta Meteorite (United States)

    Glavin, Daniel P.; Aubrey, Andrew D.; Callahan, Michael P.; Dworkin, Jason P.; Elsila, Jamie E.; Parker, Eric T.; Bada, Jeffrey L.


    Amino acid analysis of a meteorite fragment of asteroid 2008 TC(sub 3) called Almahata Sitta was carried out using reverse-phase high-perfo rmance liquid chromatography coupled with UV fluorescence detection a nd time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-FD/ToF-MS) as part of a sam ple analysis consortium. HPLC analyses of hot-water extracts from the meteorite revealed a complex distribution of two- to six-carbon aliph atic amino acids and one- to three carbon amines with abundances rang ing from 0.5 to 149 parts-per-billion (ppb). The enantiomeric ratios of the amino acids alanine, Beta-amino-n-butyric acid (Beta-ABA), 2-amino-2- methylbutanoic acid (isovaline), and 2-aminopentanoic acid (no rvaline) in the meteorite were racemic (D/L approximately 1), indicat ing that these amino acids are indigenous to the meteorite and not te rrestrial contaminants. Several other non-protein amino acids were also identified in the meteorite above background levels including alpha -aminoisobutyric acid (alpha-AIB), 4-amino-2- methybutanoic acid, 4-a mino-3-methylbutanoic acid, and 3-, 4-, and 5-aminopentanoic acid. Th e total abundances of isovaline and AlB in Almahata Sitta are approximately 1000 times lower than the abundances of these amino acids found in the CM carbonaceous meteorite Murchison. The extremely love abund ances and unusual distribution of five carbon amino acids in Almahata Sitta compared to Cl, CM, and CR carbonaceous meteorites and may be due to extensive thermal alteration of amino acids on the parent aster oid by partial melting during formation or impact shock heating.

  7. Theoretical Study of Ion Transport in the Gramicidin a Channel (United States)

    Roux, Benoi T.

    Modern techniques are used to study the permeation process of ions through the gramicidin A channel. The conformation of the gramicidin molecule is investigated experimentally in dimethylsulfoxide/acetone using the techniques of two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy. An empirical energy function is developed from ab initio calculations to represent the interaction of Li^{+}, Na^{+} and K^ {+} ions with the backbone of polypeptides; the parameters are tested in dense systems with free energy simulations. The dynamics of the gramicidin A channel dimer in the absence of water and ions is studied in the harmonic approximation by a vibrational analysis of the atomic motions relative to their equilibrium positions. The behavior of the water molecules in the channel is studied with a molecular dynamics simulation of a fully solvated Gramicidin A dimer embedded in a model membrane. the potential of mean force and the mobility of Na^{+ }, K^{+} and water are calculated in the interior of a gramicidin-like periodic poly (L,D)-alanine beta -helix. The potential of mean force of Na^ {+} ion along the axis of the gramicidin A channel is calculated with a molecular dynamics simulation of a fully solvated Gramicidin A dimer embedded in a model membrane; the gramicidin channel is modeled as a right -handed head-to-head beta-helix dimer. Binding sites are found at the extremities of the channel; no large activation energy barrier is caused by the dehydration process at the entrance of the channel. In the appendices, Statistical Mechanical theories are used to investigate the equilibrium and dynamical properties of the liquid state. A theory of aqueous solutions is used to provide an interpretation for the Born model of ion hydration at the molecular level; the Born radius of hydration is interpreted in terms of the first peak in the solute-solvent radial distribution function. We show that some proposed closures for the RISM equation of Chandler and Andersen possess no solution because

  8. Reversible absorption of SO{sub 2} by amino acid aqueous solutions

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    Deng, Renpan [Department of Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Jia, Lishan, E-mail: [Department of Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Song, Qianqian; Su, Shuai; Tian, Zhongbiao [Department of Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China)


    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer {beta}-Alanine solution is found to be excellent absorbent for SO{sub 2} removal. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 20-30 Degree-Sign C is optimal for SO{sub 2} absorption, and 150 Degree-Sign C is optimal for desorption. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The neutral environment (pH = 6.8) was found to be optimal for SO{sub 2} removal. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SO{sub 2} interacts with {beta}-alanine by some weak interactions, such as hydrogen bonds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The absorbent has an excellent regeneration performance. - Abstract: Six water-soluble amino acids (glycine, L-{alpha}-alanine, DL-alanine, {beta}-alanine, proline and arginine) aqueous solutions were applied to remove SO{sub 2} from SO{sub 2}-N{sub 2} system in this report. All the tested amino acids solutions were found to be excellent absorbents for SO{sub 2} removal, and SO{sub 2} saturation uptake of {beta}-alanine solution was the highest under the same experimental conditions. The effects of amino acid concentration, SO{sub 2} concentration, absorption temperature, desorption temperature and initial pH value of the absorbent on the removal of SO{sub 2} were investigated with {beta}-Ala solution. The experimental results showed that SO{sub 2} saturation uptake increased with the increase in {beta}-alanine solution and SO{sub 2} concentration. Room temperature (20-30 Degree-Sign C) was found to be optimal for SO{sub 2} absorption. Additionally the SO{sub 2} desorption capacity increased with increasing desorption temperature. The neutral environment pH value of 6.8 was found to be optimal for SO{sub 2} removal. Ten continuous absorption-desorption cycles showed that the absorbent had an excellent regeneration performance. {sup 13}C NMR and ultraviolet analyses offer ample evidence to speculate that the bonding between SO{sub 2} and {beta}-alanine was not covalent but some weak interactive forces, such as dispersion force, induction force, dipole