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Davy Baudelet et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 986-987, 35-43 (2015-02-24)
The P2X receptors are seven-transmembrane domain G protein-coupled receptors and the 7 subtypes of P2X receptors identified in humans, and named P2X1 to P2X7, are channel receptors whose endogenous ligand is ATP. New antagonists of the P2X7 receptor were developed
Ilaria Massarelli et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 44(9), 3658-3664 (2009-03-11)
A dataset comprising 55 chemicals with hepatocarcinogenic potency indices was collected from the Carcinogenic Potency Database with the aim of developing QSAR models enabling prediction of the above unwanted property for New Chemical Entities. The dataset was rationally split into
Qian Wang et al.
Biomaterials, 35(29), 8385-8393 (2014-07-06)
Microparticle-based vaccine delivery systems are known to promote enhanced immune responses to protein antigens and can elicit TH1-biased responses when used in combination with Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists. It is important to understand the kinetics of the immune responses to
H J Clewell
Toxicology, 102(1-2), 83-94 (1995-09-01)
The interplay between chemical risk assessment and scientific research is discussed in the context of recent attempts to improve the scientific basis for estimates of the human carcinogenic risk from methylene chloride. A combination of basic biochemical research and risk
Chao Zhao et al.
Nature communications, 5, 5079-5079 (2014-10-07)
The remarkable stability of peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) towards enzymatic degradation makes this class of molecules ideal to develop as part of a diagnostic device. Here we report the development of chemically engineered PNAs for the quantitative detection of HIV
K L Schully et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 495(2), 849-861 (2015-10-03)
Melioidosis, a potentially lethal disease of humans and animals, is caused by the soil-dwelling bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Due to B. pseudomallei's classification as a Tier 1 Select Agent, there is substantial interest in the development of an effective vaccine. Yet
Kang Mo Ku et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 94(10), 2090-2096 (2013-12-18)
Spray treatment of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) has been shown to increase glucosinolate (GS) concentrations and health-promoting activity in Brassica vegetables. Since there is no reported standardized protocol, several MeJA treatment studies have been conducted to maximize human health bioactivity using
Nisrina Ramadhani et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 475(1-2), 514-522 (2014-09-15)
The oral route of administration is the most common and preferred route of drug delivery due to its ease of administration, cost-effectiveness and flexibility in design. However, limited aqueous solubility of the active pharmaceutical ingredient can result in poor bioavailability
Yajie Gao et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(8), 2649-2662 (2015-02-14)
The purpose of the present study was to design and fabricate endosomal pH-sensitive dual-ligand-modified micellar nanoparticles to achieve enhanced drug delivery to tumor cells and facilitated intracellular drug release. End-group-carboxylated poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)-poly(D,L-lactide) and cyclic Arg-Gly-Asp-Tyr-Lys- and anti-prostate specific membrane antigen antibody-modified
Jiao Su et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(21), 16781-16790 (2015-06-21)
Forty surface sediment samples from the Hunhe River in Northeast China were evaluated for contamination by polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). The results showed that decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) was the predominant congener, accounting for >98 % of PBDEs
Tiina J Kauppila et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 26(6), 1036-1045 (2015-04-02)
Seventy-seven EPA priority environmental pollutants were analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) equipped with an optimized atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) and an atmospheric pressure laser ionization (APLI) interface with and without dopants. The analyzed compounds included e.g., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Jizhi Lin et al.
Nanoscale, 7(32), 13663-13670 (2015-07-28)
We report the controlled synthesis of [Au25(PPh3)10(SR1)5X2](2+) nanorods (H-SR1: alkyl thiol, H-SC2H4Ph and H-S(n-C6H13)) and Au25(SR2)18 nanospheres (H-SR2: aromatic thiol, H-SPh and H-SNap) under the one-phase thiol etching reaction of the polydisperse Aun(PPh3)m parent-particles (core diameter: 1.3 ± 0.4 nm
Keith E Levine et al.
Talanta, 140, 115-121 (2015-06-07)
Organotin compounds (OTCs) are heavily employed by industry for a wide variety of applications, including the production of plastics and as biocides. Reports of environmental prevalence, differential toxicity between OTCs, and poorly characterized human exposure have fueled the demand for
Brent K Rubio et al.
Journal of natural products, 72(2), 218-222 (2009-01-23)
Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness, is a neglected tropical disease with inadequate therapeutic options. We have launched a collaborative new lead discovery venture using our repository of extracts and natural product compounds as input into our
Surmita Paul et al.
Journal of environmental quality, 44(4), 1201-1209 (2015-10-06)
A field investigation was conducted at three dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)-contaminated areas in Point Pelee National Park (PPNP), Leamington, ON. cultivar Howden and three native grass species, (Michx.) Nash (little bluestem), L. (switchgrass), and (Torr.) A. Gray (sand dropseed) were grown at
Chung Shil Kwak et al.
Nutrition research and practice, 9(6), 569-578 (2015-12-04)
Fermentation can increase functional compounds in fermented soybean products, thereby improving antioxidant and/or anti-inflammatory activities. We investigated the changes in the contents of phenolics and isoflavones, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity of Doenjang during fermentation and aging. Doenjang was made
Duy Luong et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 879, 48-57 (2015-05-24)
Subcritical water extraction of organic matter containing sedimentary rocks at 300°C and 1500 psi produces extracts comparable to conventional solvent extraction. Subcritical water extraction of previously solvent extracted samples confirms that high molecular weight organic matter (kerogen) degradation is not
Hua-Yang Liao et al.
Talanta, 143, 50-55 (2015-06-17)
A fast and accurate drug screening to identify the possible presence of a wide variety of pharmaceutical and illicit drugs is increasingly requested in forensic and clinical toxicology. The current first-line screening relies on immunoassays. They determine only certain common
Lijun Wang et al.
International journal of clinical and experimental pathology, 8(1), 466-473 (2015-03-11)
This study was designed to investigate the effect of losartan on the myocardial interstitial fibrosis in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) rats. In this study, a total of 48 male Wister rats (3 groups of 16 animals each) were examined, including the
Pierina Visciano et al.
Journal of food protection, 78(9), 1719-1728 (2015-09-01)
Concentrations of pollutants with regulatory limits were determined in specimens of Chamelea gallina, a species of clam collected along the Abruzzi coastal region of the central Adriatic Sea. Nine sampling sites were selected to evaluate the distribution of contaminants in
A López-Periago et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(16), 7548-7553 (2015-03-26)
The preparation of copper(II) one-dimensional MOFs using an eco-efficient method is reported here. This method is based exclusively on using supercritical CO2 as a solvent, without the addition of any other additive or co-solvent. Neutral acetylacetonate copper complexes and two
Xi Zhan et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(7), 2280-2291 (2015-01-17)
A key step of delivering extracellular agents to its intracellular target is to escape from endosomal/lysosomal compartments, while minimizing the release of digestive enzymes that may compromise cellular functions. In this study, we examined the intracellular distribution of both fluorecent
Xi Zhang et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 11(45), 6091-6096 (2015-10-20)
A one-step method to produce ≈12 nm hydrodynamic diameter water-soluble CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs), as well as CdS/ZnS, ZnSe/ZnMnS/ZnS, AgInS2 /ZnS, and CuInS2 /ZnS QDs, by ligand exchange with a near-monolayer of organosilane caps is reported. The method cross-links the
Nazlı Erdogar et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 471(1-2), 1-9 (2014-05-20)
Mitomycin C (MMC) has shown potent efficacy against a wide spectrum of cancers and is clinical first choice in superficial bladder tumors. However, intravesical chemotherapy with MMC has been ineffective due to periodical discharge of the bladder and instability of
Evert Njomen et al.
Protein and peptide letters, 22(10), 869-876 (2015-07-29)
Nuclear translocation of IGFBP3 by importin-β1 is a prerequisite for IGFBP3-induced apoptosis. The neuroprotective peptide humanin (HN) counteracts IGFBP3-induced cell death. However, the mechanism by which humanin protects cells is currently unknown. The natural synthesis of this peptide decreases with
Anita Aranyi et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1387, 123-133 (2015-02-18)
The direct separation of the enantiomers of 1-(α-aminoarylmethyl)-2-naphthol, 1-(α-aminoalkyl)-2-naphthol, 2-(α-aminoarylmethyl)-1-naphthol analogues and 2-(1-amino-2-methylpropyl)-1-naphthol) was investigated in supercritical fluid chromatography. Five commercially available chiral stationary phases based on immobilized polysaccharide chiral selectors (Chiralpak IA, IB, IC, ID and IE) were evaluated.
Patcharaporn Chaisri et al.
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 175(5), 2489-2500 (2014-12-17)
Suitable scaffolds for tissue engineering should provide a microenvironment for cell dwelling and directing cell behavior that resemble the native environment. Three-dimensional geometry of electrospun scaffolds well supports cell deposition, but they often lack biomacromolecules to induce cell responses. In
Júlia Aliz Baán et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 1-1 (2015-01-17)
Myostatin (Mstn) is a key regulator of heart metabolism and cardiomyocyte growth interacting tightly with insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) under physiological conditions. The pathological role of Mstn has also been suggested since Mstn protein was shown to be upregulated
Jaleh Varshosaz et al.
Journal of liposome research, 25(2), 157-165 (2014-10-03)
The objective of the present study was to prepare a micellar polymeric carrier for the delivery of Docetaxel (DTX) as a kind of polysorbate free preparation. Pluronic F127 (PF127) was conjugated to cholesterol (Chol) via succinyl linkage and characterized by
Fuchao Xu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1401, 33-41 (2015-05-23)
A multi-residue analytical method was developed for the determination of a range of flame retardants (FRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), emerging halogenated FRs (EFRs) and organophosphate FRs (PFRs), in food matrices. An ultrasonication and vacuum assisted extraction (UVAE), followed
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