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Seyedeh Parinaz Akhlaghi et al.
Carbohydrate research, 409, 48-55 (2015-05-02)
A simple protocol was used to prepare amine functionalized cellulose nanocrystals (CNC-NH2). In the first step, epichlorohydrin (EPH) was reacted with ammonium hydroxide to produce 2-hydroxy-3-chloro propylamine (HCPA). In the next step, HCPA was grafted to CNC using the etherification
Theresa A Isbell et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 980, 65-71 (2015-01-16)
The determination of morphine and its isobaric metabolites morphine-3-beta-d-glucuronide (M3G) and morphine-6-beta-d-glucuronide (M6G) is useful for therapeutic drug monitoring and forensic identification of drug use. In particular, capillary electrophoresis with mass spectrometry (CE-MS) represents an attractive tool for opioid analysis.
Youngjoo Kwon et al.
PloS one, 6(4), e18872-e18872 (2011-04-29)
Epithelial ovarian cancer is an aggressive and deadly disease and understanding its invasion mechanisms is critical for its treatment. We sought to study the penetration/invasion of ovarian tumor cells into extracellular matrices (ECMs) using a fibroblast-derived three-dimensional (3D) culture model
In Kap Ko et al.
Biomaterials, 40, 72-79 (2014-12-01)
Donor shortage remains a continued challenge in liver transplantation. Recent advances in tissue engineering have provided the possibility of creating functional liver tissues as an alternative to donor organ transplantation. Small bioengineered liver constructs have been developed, however a major
Ruben Magni et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 346-346 (2015-11-06)
Prompt antibiotic treatment of early stage Lyme borreliosis (LB) prevents progression to severe multisystem disease. There is a clinical need to improve the diagnostic specificity of early stage Lyme assays in the period prior to the mounting of a robust
Joo Hyung Kim et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16123-16123 (2015-11-04)
One long-standing goal in the emerging field of flexible and transparent electronic devices is to meet the demand of key markets, such as enhanced output performance for metal oxide semiconductor thin film transistors (TFTs) prepared by a solution process. While
Małgorzata Anita Bryszewska et al.
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), 29, 91-98 (2014-12-04)
In this study, we investigate the type and quantity of selenium compounds in fish and marine organisms, using ion-pair reversed phase LC–ICP-MS, developed and applied for the analysis of Atlantic cod, Atlantic salmon, Greenland halibut, Atlantic herring, blue mussel, common
Dilek Battal et al.
Therapeutic drug monitoring, 37(6), 805-811 (2015-05-21)
Mescaline, the primary psychoactive chemical in peyote cactus, has been consumed for thousands of years in ancient religious ceremonies. The US military wanted to determine if mescaline intake was a problem for personnel readiness. Twenty thousand seventeen urine specimens negative
Manish M Khandagale et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1356, 180-187 (2014-07-09)
The solvent dependency of the detection response is a major limitation of corona-charged aerosol detection (C-CAD). The present study empirically investigates the utility of temperature and flow-rate gradients to overcome solvent gradient limitations of C-CAD. In preliminary flow-injection investigations, it
Zhisheng Zhu et al.
Bioresource technology, 119, 199-207 (2012-06-26)
An efficient pretreatment method using NH(4)OH-H(2)O(2) and ionic liquid (IL) was developed for the recovery of cellulose from sugarcane bagasse (SCB). The regenerated SCB from the combined pretreatment exhibited significantly enhanced enzymatic digestibility with an efficiency of 91.4% after 12h
Victoria Osorio et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1347, 63-71 (2014-05-20)
An analytical method was developed and validated for the first determination of five major human metabolites of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac as well as two microbial transformation products in wastewater. The method was based on the extraction of diclofenac
Syed Ghulam Musharraf et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 8607-8607 (2015-02-26)
Lung cancer has been the most common death causing cancer in the world for several decades. This study is focused on the metabolite profiling of plasma from lung cancer (LC) patients with three control groups including healthy non-smoker (NS), smokers
Cheisy D F Moreira et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 58, 1207-1216 (2015-10-20)
Recently, stimuli-responsive nanocomposite-derived hydrogels have gained prominence in tissue engineering because they can be applied as injectable scaffolds in bone and cartilage repair. Due to the great potential of these systems, this study aimed to synthesize and characterize novel thermosensitive
Federica Ianni et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 116, 40-46 (2015-01-27)
In two-dimensional HPLC (2D-HPLC) "heart-cut" applications, two columns are connected in series via a switching valve and volume fractions from the "primary" column are re-injected on the "secondary" column. The heart-cut 2D-HPLC system here described was implemented by connecting a
Ciceron Ayala-Orozco et al.
ACS nano, 8(6), 6372-6381 (2014-06-04)
Au nanoparticles with plasmon resonances in the near-infrared (NIR) region of the spectrum efficiently convert light into heat, a property useful for the photothermal ablation of cancerous tumors subsequent to nanoparticle uptake at the tumor site. A critical aspect of
Angela Rodayan et al.
The Science of the total environment, 487, 731-739 (2014-04-15)
In this study the levels of 19 drugs of abuse were estimated throughout a wastewater treatment plant using polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS), 24h composite samples and grab samples. Overall removal efficiencies and removals in between each treatment unit
F Munarin et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 72, 199-209 (2014-08-12)
Pectin-based biocomposite hydrogels were produced by internal gelation, using different hydroxyapatite (HA) powders from commercial source or synthesized by the wet chemical method. HA possesses the double functionality of cross-linking agent and inorganic reinforcement. The mineralogical composition, grain size, specific
Hongxu Lu et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 100(9), 2507-2516 (2012-05-25)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds derived from cultured cells have drawn increasing attention for use in tissue engineering. We have developed a method to prepare cultured cell-derived ECM scaffolds by combining three-dimensional cell culture, decellularization, and selective template removal. Cell-ECM-template complexes
Zheng Ser et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 475, 22-28 (2015-01-24)
The successful extraction of metabolites is a critical step in metabolite profiling. By optimizing metabolite extraction, the range and quantitative capacity of metabolomics studies can be improved. We considered eight separate extraction protocols for the preparation of a metabolite extract
Xiao-Lin Hou et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 962, 20-29 (2014-06-03)
A simple, sensitive and reliable analytical method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 38 veterinary drugs (18 sulfonamides, 11 quinolones and 9 benzimidazoles) and 8 metabolites of benzimidazoles in bovine milk by ultra high performance liquid chromatography-positive electrospray ionization
Bat-Chen Cohen et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0121645-e0121645 (2015-03-11)
Milk fat globule size is determined by the size of its precursors-intracellular lipid droplets-and is tightly associated with its composition. We examined the relationship between phospholipid composition of mammary epithelial cells and the size of both intracellular and secreted milk
Manuel Happe et al.
Bioresource technology, 200, 435-443 (2015-11-01)
Phosphate remobilization from digested sewage sludge containing iron phosphate was scaled-up in a microbial fuel cell (MFC). A 3litre triple chambered MFC was constructed. This reactor was operated as a microbial fuel cell and later as a microbial electrolysis cell
Sarah E Stewart et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848(1 Pt A), 115-126 (2014-10-15)
Streptolysin O (SLO) is a bacterial pore forming protein that is part of the cholesterol dependent cytolysin (CDC) family. We have used quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) to examine SLO membrane binding and pore formation. In this system
Rui Liang et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 8078-8078 (2015-01-30)
Oxidative stress and apoptosis are involved in Ochratoxin A (OTA)-induced renal cytotoxicity. Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) is a Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase (MAPKKK, MAP3K) family member that plays an important role in oxidative stress-induced cell apoptosis. In this
Siddhartha Sankar Boxi et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(47), 20464-20474 (2015-11-07)
Arsenic poisoning from drinking water has been an important global issue in recent years. Because of the high level toxicity of arsenic to human health, an easy, inexpensive, low level and highly selective detection technique is of great importance to
Przemyslaw Mielczarek et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1389, 96-103 (2015-03-10)
The metabolic pathways of selegiline (a drug used for the treatment of early-stage Parkinson's disease) were analyzed by electrochemical oxidation with application of the flow electrochemical cell consisting of three electrodes (ROXY™, Antec, the Netherlands). Two types of working electrodes
Rachel Y Barnett et al.
Journal of analytical toxicology, 38(8), 589-591 (2014-09-14)
Designer drugs appear to be increasing in popularity because of the ease of obtaining these constituents, the lack of ability to identify the substance(s) in routine drug screening, the appeal of the drug(s) being 'safe' due to them being marketed
Yi Min et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1356, 148-156 (2014-07-08)
In this work, 1.9 μm reversed-phase packing materials with superficially porous structure were prepared to achieve the rapid and high efficient separation of peptides and proteins. The silica particles were synthesized via three steps, nonporous silica particle preparation by a
Weihong Xu et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(14), 4153-4161 (2014-05-06)
The vast majority of microscopic life on earth consists of microbes that do not grow in laboratory culture. To profile the microbial diversity in environmental and clinical samples, we have devised and employed molecular probe technology, which detects and identifies
Pengfei Jin et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 70, 151-157 (2012-07-13)
A simple, isocratic, and stability-indicating high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method has been developed for the rapid determination of thiamine (VB(1)), niacinamide (VB(3)), pyridoxine (VB(6)), ascorbic acid (VC), pantothenic acid (VB(5)), riboflavin (VB(2)) and folic acid (VB(9)) in Vitamins with Minerals
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