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Yunfei Sun et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 468(1-2), 83-90 (2014-04-09)
Gene therapy is a potent tool for the treatment of cancer and other gene defect diseases, which involves using DNA that encodes a functional, therapeutic gene to replace a mutated gene. However, the DNA transfection efficiency is restricted by its...
Rasmus Eliasen et al.
Peptides, 37(1), 144-149 (2012-07-10)
Gurmarin is a 35 amino acid peptide with three disulfide bridges in an inhibitor cystine knot. It is found in the plant Gymnema sylvestre, and has been identified as a sweet taste inhibitor in rodents. In this article we provide...
Andrew Tsotinis et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 72(23), 8928-8931 (2007-10-19)
While attempting to prepare 2,5-dithiacyclopentyl derivatives from N-acyl 5-fluoroindole by reaction with 1,2-ethanedithiol we discovered that, instead of the expected product, annelation occurred to give a tricyclic compound containing a 3,6-dithiaazepine ring. This reaction is stereoselective and was found to...
Philip Domenico et al.
Peptides, 25(12), 2047-2053 (2004-12-02)
Staphylococci are a major cause of infections associated with indwelling medical devices. Biofilm formation on these devices adds to the antibiotic resistance seen among clinical isolates. RNAIII-inhibiting peptide (RIP) is a heptapeptide that inhibits staphylococcal pathogenesis, including biofilm formation, by...
Saiful M Chowdhury et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 19(7), 899-909 (2005-03-02)
A new chemical strategy for phosphopeptide profiling is reported in this study. Phosphorylation represents one of the most important classes of posttranslational modifications of proteins. Here we report a generalized strategy that employs solid-phase capture and mass-encoding steps to selectively...
Majed Halwani et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 373(1-2), 141-146 (2009-05-12)
Recurrent pulmonary infection and inflammation are major risk factors for high morbidity and mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). As such, frequent antibiotic use and drug resistant bacterial strains are main concerns in individuals with CF. Bacterial virulence and...
P Fadden et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 225(1), 81-88 (1995-02-10)
Reaction conditions were defined for the selective quantitative derivatization and fluorophore labeling of phosphoserine residues on peptides and proteins. Phosphoserine was derivatized with 1,2-ethanedithiol using a modification of the reaction conditions defined by R. C. Clark and J. Dijkstra (1967)...
Shuzhen Sun et al.
Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver, 34(10), 1532-1542 (2014-01-01)
Study on viruses has greatly benefited from visualization of viruses tagged with green fluorescent protein (GFP) in living cells. But GFP tag, as a large inserted fragment, is not suitable for labelling Hepatitis B virus (HBV) that is a compact...
C H Sissons et al.
Oral microbiology and immunology, 15(5), 317-324 (2001-01-12)
Urease synthesis in Streptococcus salivarius is induced by an acid environment, carbohydrate and a high growth rate. We now report that both cysteine and sulfide above 1 mM strongly suppress S. salivarius urease levels. Close structural relatives of cysteine (cysteamine...
B Frohm et al.
Soft matter, 11(2), 414-421 (2014-11-20)
The peptide GSFSIQYTYHV derived from human semenogelin I forms a transparent hydrogel through spontaneous self-assembly in water at neutral pH. Linear rheology measurements demonstrate that the gel shows a dominating elastic response over a large frequency interval. CD, fluorescence and...
Ryo Matsumoto et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 12884-12884 (2015-08-11)
Peptides, especially intracellular functional peptides that can play a particular role inside a cell, have attracted attention as promising materials to control cell fate. However, hydrophilic materials like peptides are difficult for cells to internalize. Therefore, the screening and design...
W H Frey et al.
Brain research, 655(1-2), 153-160 (1994-08-29)
The 100,000 x g supernatant fraction of human brain contains endogenous inhibitors of antagonist binding to the muscarinic receptor. Significantly greater inhibition was observed with Alzheimer's than non-demented control supernatant fractions. Low molecular weight inhibitor was separated from larger inhibitor...
Eunice F S Vieira et al.
Journal of colloid and interface science, 289(1), 42-47 (2005-07-13)
The nature of interactions between metal ions Ag(I), Hg(II), Cu(II) and chitosan derivative of 1,2-ethanedithiol, QTDT, was investigated by isothermal calorimetry using the membrane breaking technique. Simultaneous determination of thermal effects, Q(int), and amount of cation that interacts, n(int), are...
Misagh Alipour et al.
The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 63(8), 999-1007 (2011-07-02)
This study examined the antibacterial activity, alginate modulation, and deposition of a tobramycin bismuth-ethanedithiol (Tob-Bi) conventional (free) or vesicle-entrapped (lipo) formulation against two mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. The inhibitory, bactericidal and biofilm eradication concentrations (in presence or absence of...
K Dill et al.
Research communications in chemical pathology and pharmacology, 72(3), 367-370 (1991-06-01)
Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H NMR) was used to determine the relative binding constants for several arsenical-dithiol adducts. The compounds investigated were 2,3-dimercaptopropanol (British anti-lewisite; BAL), 1,2-ethane dithiol (ET), and 1,2-propane dithiol (PDT). It was found that PDT has...
Jorge Heredia-Moya et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 16(10), 5743-5746 (2008-04-09)
An amide linked conjugate of p-aminophenylarsine oxide and biotin is conveniently prepared in a one-pot procedure by the reaction of biotinyl chloride, formed in situ, with p-aminophenyldichloroarsine. The reaction of the arsine oxide-biotin conjugate with 1,2-ethanedithiol produces the stabilized dithiarsolane....
Martin P Robinson et al.
Physics in medicine and biology, 47(13), 2311-2325 (2002-08-08)
A method that has been proposed for the cryopreservation of tissues and organs is to add a cryoprotective agent (CPA) in sufficient concentration to allow vitrification, and to use rapid electromagnetic heating to prevent the formation of ice crystals during...
Synthesis and purification of phosphorodithioate DNA.
W T Wiesler et al.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 20, 191-206 (1993-01-01)
B Setlow et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 64(10), 4109-4112 (1998-10-06)
The heat resistance of wild-type spores of Bacillus subtilis or spores (termed alpha-beta-) lacking DNA protective alpha/beta-type small, acid-soluble spore proteins was not altered by anaerobiosis or high concentrations of the free radical scavenging agents ethanethiol and ethanedithiol. Heat-killed wild-type...
Moayad Alhariri et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 57(1), 569-578 (2012-11-14)
We sought to investigate alterations in quorum-sensing signal molecule N-acyl homoserine lactone secretion and in the release of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence factors, as well as the in vivo antimicrobial activity of bismuth-ethanedithiol incorporated into a liposome-loaded tobramycin formulation (LipoBiEDT-TOB) administered...
Misagh Alipour et al.
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 65(4), 684-693 (2010-02-18)
This study examined the activities of tobramycin and bismuth against quorum sensing, virulence factors and biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by co-encapsulating the agents in liposomes in order to achieve greater delivery of the agents. The inhibitory effects of the agents...
Benjamin J Miller et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. A, 114(48), 12692-12700 (2010-11-12)
Vibrational spectra of vapor-phase 1,2-ethanedithiol and 2-mercaptoethanol were recorded to investigate weak intramolecular interactions. The spectra were recorded with conventional absorption spectroscopy and laser photoacoustic spectroscopy in the 2000-11,000 cm(-1) region. The room temperature spectra of each molecule are complicated...
Lisa Pollaro et al.
Molecular cancer therapeutics, 14(1), 151-161 (2014-11-09)
Monoclonal antibodies have long in vivo half-lives and reach high concentrations in tumors but cannot access all regions in the tissue, whereas smaller ligands such as peptides distribute better but are limited by low concentrations due to fast renal clearance....
J M Karty et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 123(40), 9800-9805 (2001-10-05)
Gas-phase acidities (deltaGo(acid)) have been measured for 1,2-ethanedithiol, 1,3-propanedithiol, and 1,4-butanedithiol, using a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometer. Adiabatic electron affinities (EAs) of the thiolate monoradicals of these compounds were assigned from electron photodetachment spectra of their...
Majed Halwani et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 358(1-2), 278-284 (2008-05-02)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia cenocepacia (formally, genomovar III genotype of Burkholderia cepacia complex) have emerged as serious opportunistic resistant pathogens in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). We have developed a liposomal formulation containing bismuth-ethanedithiol (BiEDT) and tobramycin to overcome bacterial...
Joseph M Luther et al.
ACS nano, 2(2), 271-280 (2009-02-12)
We describe the structural, optical, and electrical properties of high-quality films of PbSe nanocrystals fabricated by a layer-by-layer (LbL) dip-coating method that utilizes 1,2-ethanedithiol (EDT) as an insolubilizing agent. Comparative characterization of nanocrystal films made by spin-coating and by the...
Efficient heterojunction photovoltaic cell utilizing nanocomposites of lead sulfide nanocrystals and a low-bandgap polymer.
Jangwon Seo et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 23(34), 3984-3988 (2011-07-26)
A Nadarajah et al.
Nanotechnology, 23(48), 485403-485403 (2012-11-07)
We report a nanowire-quantum-dot-polymer solar cell consisting of a chemically treated CdSe quantum dot film deposited on n-type ZnO nanowires. The electron and hole collecting contacts are a fluorine-doped tin-oxide/zinc oxide layer and a P3HT/Au layer. This device architecture allows...
John E Biaglow et al.
Radiation research, 165(3), 307-317 (2006-02-24)
Glutathione (GSH) and more recently protein thiols (P-SH) have been found to play a major role in cellular radiation response. However, the effects of protein vicinal thiols, which are important for the functions of several major enzymes, on cellular responses...
Ja Young Cho et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 1093-1094, 39-46 (2018-07-11)
To help remedy damage from harmful algal blooms, an attempt was made to isolate an algicidal substance previously observed to be present in mackerel muscle hydrolysate. Crude extract was obtained by cold acetone precipitation, and it dissolved best in water....
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