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Marco Diociaiuti et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1842(9), 1622-1629 (2014-06-17)
Many proteins belonging to the amyloid family share the tendency to misfold and aggregate following common steps, and display similar neurotoxicity. In the aggregation pathway different kinds of species are formed, including several types of oligomers and eventually mature fibers.
Shivani Tanwar et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(10), 18585-18596 (2015-10-17)
An optically active polyaniline nanomaterial (PANI-Nap), doped with (S)-naproxen, was developed and evaluated as a potent pH sensor. We synthesized the material in one pot by the addition of the dopant, (S)-naproxen, prior to polymerization, followed by the addition of
Angels Ruyra et al.
Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology, 182, 55-63 (2014-12-24)
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a widely used model species for biomedical research and is also starting to be a model for aquaculture research. The ZFL cell line, established from zebrafish liver, has been mostly used in toxicological and ecotoxicological
L Gomathi Devi et al.
Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM, 11(7), 1397-1404 (2010-05-08)
The degradation of methyl red (MR), an azo dye, was carried out by the homogeneous photo-Fenton's process (HPFP) and the advanced photo-Fenton's process (APFP) using symmetrical peroxides such as hydrogen peroxide and ammonium persulfate (APS) as oxidants. The APFP showed
T Simonsson et al.
Nucleic acids research, 26(5), 1167-1172 (1998-04-04)
The c-myc oncogene is one of the most commonly malfunctioning genes in human cancers, and is an attractive target for anti-gene therapy. Although synthetic oligonucleotides designed to silence c-myc expression via one of its major control elements function well in
Saurav Bhattacharya et al.
Biomaterials, 51, 91-107 (2015-03-17)
Thymoquinone (TQ), a major active constituent of black seeds of Nigella sativa, has potential medical applications including spectrum of therapeutic properties against different cancers. However, little is known about their effect on breast cancer cell migration, which is the cause
Aurore Masson et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16898-16898 (2015-11-19)
Today, Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) makes it possible to image fluorescent samples through depths of several hundreds of microns. However, LSFM also suffers from scattering, absorption and optical aberrations. Spatial variations in the refractive index inside the samples cause
Mark R Battig et al.
Biomaterials, 35(27), 8040-8048 (2014-06-24)
While the discovery of highly potent biologics has led to the development of promising therapies for various human diseases, biologics can cause severe toxicity if delivered inappropriately. Thus, great efforts have been made to synthesize polymeric systems for safe and
Israr Ahmad et al.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 393(1-2), 209-222 (2014-04-29)
Cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1), glutathione-S-transferase A4-4 (GSTA4-4), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) are implicated in maneb- and paraquat-induced toxicity leading to various pathological conditions. The study aimed to investigate the role of CYP2E1 in maneb- and paraquat-induced oxidative stress in
Pavlína Pelcová et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 866, 21-26 (2015-03-04)
A diffusive gradient in thin films technique (DGT) was combined with liquid chromatography (LC) and cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry (CV-AFS) for the simultaneous quantification of four mercury species (Hg(2+), CH3Hg(+), C2H5Hg(+), and C6H5Hg(+)). After diffusion through an agarose diffusive
Shivaram Selvam et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 126, 35-43 (2014-12-30)
Injectable in situ crosslinking hydrogels offer unique advantages over conventional prefabricated hydrogel methodologies. Herein, we synthesize poly(xylitol-co-maleate-co-PEG) (pXMP) macromers and evaluate their performance as injectable cell carriers for tissue engineering applications. The designed pXMP elastomers were non-toxic and water-soluble with
Zhizhan Gu et al.
Molecular biology of the cell, 25(4), 457-469 (2013-12-18)
Directional mesenchymal cell invasion in vivo is understood to be a stimulated event and to be regulated by cytokines, chemokines, and types of extracellular matrix (ECM). Instead, by focusing on the cellular response to ECM stiffness, we found that soft
Qian Shi et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(11), 19971-19983 (2015-11-12)
In this study, immobilized COX-2 was successfully constructed through glutaraldehyde-mediated covalent coupling on functional silica gel microspheres. The optimum conditions, properties, and morphological characteristics of the immobilized COX-2 were investigated. The optimal immobilization process was as follows: about 0.02 g
Anna Labernadie et al.
Nature communications, 5, 5343-5343 (2014-11-12)
Podosomes are adhesion structures formed in monocyte-derived cells. They are F-actin-rich columns perpendicular to the substrate surrounded by a ring of integrins. Here, to measure podosome protrusive forces, we designed an innovative experimental setup named protrusion force microscopy (PFM), which
Asif Khurshid Qazi et al.
Cancer letters, 359(1), 47-56 (2015-01-03)
Deregulation of PI3K signalling pathway is strongly involved in pathology of cancer and development of resistance in tumour cells. Here, we report that pharmacologically active vasicinone analogue, RLX (7, 8, 9, 10-Tetrahydroazepino [2, 1-b] quinazolin-12-(6H)-on), exhibited potent anticancer activities both
Wenguang G Liang et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 427(6 Pt B), 1345-1358 (2015-02-01)
CC chemokine ligands (CCLs) are 8- to 14-kDa signaling proteins involved in diverse immune functions. While CCLs share similar tertiary structures, oligomerization produces highly diverse quaternary structures that protect chemokines from proteolytic degradation and modulate their functions. CCL18 is closely
Eleonora S Imasheva et al.
The Journal of membrane biology, 239(1-2), 95-104 (2010-11-26)
Salinixanthin, a C(40)-carotenoid acyl glycoside, serves as a light-harvesting antenna in the retinal-based proton pump xanthorhodopsin of Salinibacter ruber. In the crystallographic structure of this protein, the conjugated chain of salinixanthin is located at the protein-lipid boundary and interacts with
Vijayashankar Suganya et al.
Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 450, 210-219 (2015-08-25)
Autism is a complex developmental disability for which no specific diagnostic markers have been identified so far. The present study aimed to evaluate whether there is any abnormal protein(s) excreted in the urine of autistic children by proteome analysis which
Junmo Kang et al.
Nanoscale, 7(15), 6567-6573 (2015-03-20)
Recently, carbon materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene have been proposed as alternatives to indium tin oxide (ITO) for fabricating transparent conducting materials. However, obtaining low sheet resistance and high transmittance of these carbon materials has been challenging due
Soonmin Lim et al.
The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 25(10), 1058-1065 (2014-07-23)
Ginger (the rhizome of Zingiber officinale Roscoe) has been used worldwide for many centuries in cooking and for treatment of several diseases. The main pharmacological properties of ginger include anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycemic, antiarthritic, antiemetic and neuroprotective actions. Recent studies demonstrated that
Hiroko Kita-Matsuo et al.
PloS one, 4(4), e5046-e5046 (2009-04-09)
Developmental, physiological and tissue engineering studies critical to the development of successful myocardial regeneration therapies require new ways to effectively visualize and isolate large numbers of fluorescently labeled, functional cardiomyocytes. Here we describe methods for the clonal expansion of engineered
Ali Nematollahzadeh et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1345, 154-163 (2014-05-03)
In the present work, we report a novel method for the reinforcement of hierarchically structured molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) for the separation of human serum albumin (HSA) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) proteins under pressure driven flow conditions. The template proteins
Anna Poltronieri et al.
La Medicina del lavoro, 101(6), 403-408 (2010-12-15)
Hairdressers are exposed to irritants and allergenic compounds that may cause contact dermatitis, rhinitis and asthma. In this paper we describe the case of a female, age 33 years, who developed contact dermatitis after 10 years of exposure to ammonium
M Vergara-Barberán et al.
Food chemistry, 169, 28-33 (2014-09-23)
The improvement of protein extraction from olive leaves using an enzyme-assisted protocol has been investigated. Using a cellulase enzyme (Celluclast® 1.5L), different parameters that affect the extraction process, such as the influence and amount of organic solvent, enzyme amount, pH
Marieta Constantin et al.
European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 62, 86-95 (2014-05-23)
A dual drug delivery system based on a "biosensor" (pH-sensitive unit) and a delivery component (thermosensitive hydrogel) was developed. The pH/thermosensitive hydrogel is able to restore the thermosensitive characteristics after electrostatic interaction of the pH-sensitive units with selected biologically active
J M Brewer
Science (New York, N.Y.), 156(3772), 256-257 (1967-04-14)
Ammonium persulfate, a common polymerizing agent for acrylamide gels, can inactivate yeast enolase and produce increased electrophoretic heterogeneity during disc electrophoresis in gels containing 8M urea. The use of riboflavin and light for polymerization or thioglycolate for removal of the
Siegfried Wagner et al.
Anticancer research, 35(1), 145-148 (2015-01-01)
Canine prostate cancer (PC) is a highly aggressive malignancy. However, in contrast to man, neither standard screening strategies nor curative therapeutic options exist for the companion animal. A prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) screening as molecular marker akin to human PC
Juliana Ben et al.
Neurochemical research, 39(12), 2492-2500 (2014-10-16)
The epileptogenesis process involves cell signaling events associated with neuroplasticity. The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) integrate signals originating from a variety of extracellular stimuli and may regulate cell differentiation, survival, cell death and synaptic plasticity. Here we compared the total
Christian Franck et al.
PloS one, 6(3), e17833-e17833 (2011-04-07)
The interactions between biochemical processes and mechanical signaling play important roles during various cellular processes such as wound healing, embryogenesis, metastasis, and cell migration. While traditional traction force measurements have provided quantitative information about cell matrix interactions in two dimensions
Masaya Yamaguchi et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 427(8), 1748-1764 (2014-12-10)
The anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) is a massive E3 ligase that controls mitosis by catalyzing ubiquitination of key cell cycle regulatory proteins. The APC/C assembly contains two subcomplexes: the "Platform" centers around a cullin-RING-like E3 ligase catalytic core; the "Arc Lamp"
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