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Ferran Jardi et al.
Journal of neurogastroenterology and motility, 21(2), 222-235 (2015-04-07)
Enteric dysbiosis is a risk factor for dietary proteins-associated intestinal alterations, contributing to the development of food allergies and the symptomatology of functional gastrointestinal disorders, mainly irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We explored if a dysbiotic-like state, simulated by intraperitoneal administration
D G Bailey et al.
Journal of chromatography, 111(2), 305-311 (1975-09-03)
A method is presented for the measurement of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) in serum. Serum samples containing the drug were treated with dithioerythritol and saturated with ammonium carbonate. 6-MP was then extracted from the serum with a mixture of isopropanol-ethyl acetate (1:1
Martha L Slattery et al.
BMC medicine, 13, 75-75 (2015-04-19)
Studies of colorectal cancer (CRC) have shown that hundreds to thousands of genes are differentially expressed in tumors when compared to normal tissue samples. In this study, we evaluate how genes that are differentially expressed in colon versus normal tissue
Marumi Ohno et al.
PloS one, 9(12), e115663-e115663 (2014-12-30)
Cytoplasmic constitutive active/androstane receptor (CAR) retention protein (CCRP and also known as DNAJC7) is a co-chaperone previously characterized to retain nuclear receptor CAR in the cytoplasm of HepG2 cells. Here we have produced CCRP knockout (KO) mice and demonstrated that
Oscar Cordero-Llana et al.
Experimental neurology, 256, 93-104 (2014-04-15)
Galanin is a pleiotropic neuropeptide widely expressed in the nervous system. It plays a role in many diverse physiological functions - including nociception, cognition and metabolism regulation - and acts as neurotrophic/neuroprotective factor for several neuronal populations. In this article
Xinmin Zhao et al.
Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine, 36(9), 6733-6740 (2015-04-03)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Previous report has identified ribosomal protein s15a (RPS15A) as a TGF-β-responsible gene in the lung adenocarcinoma cell line A549. In this study, we used specific si-RNA to downregulate
Malia Su-Qin Murphy et al.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 213(6), 853-853 (2015-10-18)
The long-term maternal cardiovascular and metabolic implications associated with preeclampsia (PE) include risk of hypertension, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. The objective of this study was to investigate if a recent history of PE was associated with detectable alterations in
Cédric Maerckx et al.
World journal of gastroenterology, 20(30), 10553-10563 (2014-08-19)
To test the ability of adult-derived human liver stem/progenitor cells (ADHLSC) from large scale cultures to conjugate bilirubin in vitro and in bilirubin conjugation deficient rat. ADHLSC from large scale cultures were tested for their phenotype and for their capacity
Magdalene H Y Tang et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 969, 272-284 (2014-09-10)
Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are becoming increasingly popular worldwide in recent years, some of which have been reported to cause considerable harm and even fatalities. Currently, simultaneous screening for a comprehensive panel of conventional and novel drugs of abuse is
Paul Luigi Gargani Weisbjerg et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(2), 548-556 (2014-12-03)
Aggregation levels of therapeutic proteins may be difficult to determine in mixtures containing other proteinaceous excipients. We performed a feasibility study of using serial coupling of an anion exchange and size exclusion column to determine the aggregation levels of four
Rosica S Petrova et al.
Experimental eye research, 132, 124-135 (2015-01-18)
The expression of the water channel protein aquaporin (AQP)-5 in adult rodent and human lenses was recently reported using immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, and mass spectrometry techniques, confirming a second transmembrane water channel that is present in lens fibre cells in
Huashan Zhao et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 7913-7913 (2015-01-22)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) mediate multiple key biological processes in the body. The orphan receptor GPR39 has been reported to be involved in various pathophysiological events. However, the function of GPR39 in skin biology remains unknown. Using a genetically engineered
Danshan Huang et al.
Lipids in health and disease, 10, 20-20 (2011-01-26)
Obesity, type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia frequently coexist and are associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality. Consumption of refined carbohydrate and particularly fructose has increased significantly in recent years and has paralled the increased incidence of obesity and diabetes.
Denis Fourches et al.
Chemical research in toxicology, 23(1), 171-183 (2009-12-18)
Drug-induced liver injury is one of the main causes of drug attrition. The ability to predict the liver effects of drug candidates from their chemical structures is critical to help guide experimental drug discovery projects toward safer medicines. In this
Bert Wouters et al.
Lab on a chip, 15(23), 4415-4422 (2015-10-24)
In order to successfully tackle the truly complex separation problems arising from areas such as proteomics research, the development of ultra-efficient and fast separation technology is required. In spatial three-dimensional chromatography, components are separated in the space domain with each
Ramani Soundararajan et al.
PloS one, 9(10), e110299-e110299 (2014-10-31)
Mutations in the membrane frizzled-related protein (MFRP/Mfrp) gene, specifically expressed in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and ciliary body, cause nanophthalmia or posterior microphthalmia with retinitis pigmentosa in humans, and photoreceptor degeneration in mice. To better understand MFRP function, microarray
Su Yun Lee et al.
Food chemistry, 165, 157-166 (2014-07-21)
In this study, a comprehensive metabolite profile analysis of doenjang, a fermented soybean paste, at various steps of its industrial 5-step production process was conducted, by combining gas and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques with multivariate analysis. From the partial least
Eun Gyung Lee et al.
Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 10(2), 97-108 (2012-12-21)
This study introduces two semi-quantitative methods, Structured Subjective Assessment (SSA) and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Essentials, in conjunction with two-dimensional Monte Carlo simulations for determining prior probabilities. Prior distribution using expert judgment was included for comparison. Practical
S Matsumura et al.
Oral diseases, 21(3), 361-372 (2014-09-03)
The characteristics of cell populations extracted from oral mucosal non-epithelial tissues and their ability to differentiate were evaluated in vitro as a potential source of cells for mandibular and corneal regeneration. Oral mucosal non-epithelial cells (OMNECs) were extracted from tissue
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
A P Sobinoff et al.
Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 29(12), 2719-2735 (2014-10-02)
What are the effects on fertility of cigarette smoke-induced toxicity on male offspring exposed during the gestational/weaning period? Maternal cigarette smoke exposure during the gestational/weaning period causes long-term defects in male offspring fertility. Cigarette smoke is a well-known reproductive toxicant
C A Moore et al.
Toxicology letters, 229(1), 257-264 (2014-06-10)
Organophosphates (OPs) are widely used in agriculture. Many studies have investigated the capability of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce chemical exposure; however, investigations into the protective effect of 'every-day' clothing are rare. The purpose of this study was to
Malson N Lucena et al.
Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology, 181, 15-25 (2014-12-03)
Novel kinetic properties of a microsomal gill V(H(+))-ATPase from juvenile and adult Amazon River shrimp, Macrobrachium amazonicum, are described. While protein expression patterns are markedly different, Western blot analysis reveals a sole immunoreactive band, suggesting a single V(H(+))-ATPase subunit isoform
Quan Chi et al.
Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence, 30(7), 990-995 (2015-02-03)
The chemiluminescence (CL) of lucigenin (Luc(2+)) can be enhanced by different alcohols in alkaline solution. The effect of different fatty alcohols on the CL of lucigenin was related to the carbon chain length and the number of hydroxyl groups. Glycerol
Tsukasa Mori et al.
BMC genomics, 16, 258-258 (2015-04-19)
Rana pirica tadpoles show morphological changes in response to a predation threat: larvae of the dragonfly Aeshna nigroflava induce heightened tail depth, whereas larval salamander Hynobius retardatus induce a bulgy morphology with heightened tail depth. Although both predators induce similar
Franziska Janusch et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 38(3), 792-799 (2014-10-13)
The application of antibiotics including fluoroquinolones to farming animals is widespread and may lead to the development of antibiotic resistance and other environmental effects. To calculate environmental loads and for a proper risk assessment it is necessary to determine the
T Gallagher et al.
Acta crystallographica. Section B, Structural science, 47 ( Pt 3), 362-368 (1991-06-01)
The crystal structures of the dipotassium and the mixed sodium/potassium picrate complexes with the crown ether dibenzo-24-crown-8 (DB24C8) were solved and found to be nearly identical. (I): NaK-pic2(DB24C8), [NaK(C6H2N3O7)2(C24H32O8)]. Mr = 966.8, triclinic, P1, a = 8.164 (2), b =
Jiahao Guo et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 17(43), 28985-28992 (2015-10-13)
Exploiting an alternative of the Pt-based counter-electrode materials for the triiodide reduction reaction has become a major interest in the fundamental research of dye-sensitized solar cells. Transition-metal selenides have recently been demonstrated as promising non-precious metal electrocatalysts for the triiodide
Jin-Wook Lee et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 15(12), 2595-2603 (2014-05-28)
A dichlorobenzene-functionalized hole-transporting material (HTM) is developed for a CH3NH3PbI3-based perovskite solar cell. Notwithstanding the similarity of the frontier molecular orbital energy levels, optical properties, and hole mobility between the functionalized HTM [a polymer composed of 2'-butyloctyl-4,6-dibromo-3-fluorothieno[3,4-b]thiophene-2-carboxylate (TT-BO), 3',4'-dichlorobenzyl-4,6-dibromo-3-fluorothieno[3,4-b]thiophene-2-carboxylate (TT-DCB)
Leena M O Sahlström et al.
Environmental science & technology, 48(13), 7584-7592 (2014-06-14)
Tri-decabrominated diphenyl ethers and 21 other flame retardants were determined in matched serum samples from 24 Swedish mothers (Uppsala county) and their toddlers (11-15 months of age). The median concentrations of individual polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) ranged from 0.036 to
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