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Tsz Kin Ng et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 7828-7828 (2015-01-17)
Cigarette smoking contributes to the development of destructive periodontal diseases and delays its healing process. Our previous study demonstrated that nicotine, a major constituent in the cigarette smoke, inhibits the regenerative potentials of human periodontal ligament-derived stem cells (PDLSC) through
Laila M Poisson et al.
Journal of ovarian research, 8, 13-13 (2015-04-17)
Acquisition of metabolic alterations has been shown to be essential for the unremitting growth of cancer, yet the relation of such alterations to chemosensitivity has not been investigated. In the present study our aim was to identify the metabolic alterations
Gillian L Stephen et al.
American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989), 73(1), 36-55 (2014-10-07)
Inflammation is a driver of labor in myometrium and cervix; however, the involvement of decidua is poorly defined. We have reported decidual leukocyte infiltration prior to and during labor; the regulators of these inflammatory processes are unknown. Choriodecidua RNA obtained
Sonia Lefnaoui et al.
Saudi pharmaceutical journal : SPJ : the official publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, 23(6), 698-711 (2015-12-25)
A pregelatinized starch (PGS) was derivatized with sodium chloroacetate (SCA) in alcoholic medium under alkaline condition to produce carboxymethyl pregelatinized starch (CMPGS) with various degrees of substitution (DS). Influence of the molar ratio of SCA to the glucopyranose units (SCA/GU)
Oana Tudoran et al.
OncoTargets and therapy, 8, 3415-3423 (2015-11-26)
Breast cancer patients' response to treatment is highly dependent on the primary tumor molecular features, with triple-negative breast tumors having the worst prognosis of all subtypes. According to the molecular features, tumors stimulate the microenvironment to induce distinct immune responses
Rui Huang et al.
Bioresource technology, 200, 738-743 (2015-11-13)
The polarities of the cytoplasm and reactants were measured through dielectric spectroscopy, contact angle test, NMR, and FTIR to investigate the mechanisms underlying acid-catalyzed lipid transesterification in wet microalgal cells subjected to microwave irradiation. Organics with apolar functional groups in
Tomás Meroño et al.
Clinical science (London, England : 1979), 128(9), 609-618 (2014-12-03)
Iron overload (IO) has been associated with glucose metabolism alterations and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Primary IO is associated with mutations in the HFE gene. To which extent HFE gene mutations and metabolic alterations contribute to the presence
Antonio J Villatoro et al.
BioMed research international, 2015, 527926-527926 (2015-03-25)
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or dry eye disease (DED) is an immune-mediated multifactorial disease, with high level of prevalence in humans and dogs. Our aim in this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (Ad-MSCs)
Chike F Oguejiofor et al.
Biology of reproduction, 93(4), 100-100 (2015-09-12)
The dysregulation of endometrial immune response to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been implicated in uterine disease and infertility in the postpartum dairy cow, although the mechanisms are not clear. Here, we investigated whole-transcriptomic gene expression in primary cultures of mixed
Zhong-Hua Yang et al.
Chirality, 27(12), 929-935 (2015-09-26)
The behavior and mechanisms of the enantioselective degradation of beta-cypermethrin were studied in soil. The four isomers were degraded at different rates, and the enantiomer fractions of alpha-cypermethrin and theta-cypermethrin exceeded 0.5. Moreover, 3-phenoxybenzoic acid, phenol, and protocatechuic acid were
Federica Ianni et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1363, 101-108 (2014-04-15)
While aliphatic 2-hydroxyalkanoic acids have been more or less successfully enantioseparated with various chiral stationary phases by HPLC and GC, analogous applications on underivatized aliphatic 3-hydroxyalkanoic acids are completely absent in the scientific literature. With the aim of closing this
Carlos M Laborde et al.
Proteome science, 12, 43-43 (2014-01-01)
Acute coronary syndrome is the major cause of death in developed countries. Despite its high prevalence, there is still a strong need for new biomarkers which permit faster and more accurate diagnostics and new therapeutic drugs. The basis for this
Brian J Song et al.
Food chemistry, 173, 305-312 (2014-12-04)
Interactions between polyphenols and macromolecules may impact polyphenol stability and bioavailability from foods. The impact of milk on tea flavan-3-ol stability to thermal treatment was investigated. Single strength (36.2 protein per L), quarter strength (9.0 g protein per L) milk
Annika Kasten et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e108055-e108055 (2014-09-23)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using measurement of the transverse relaxation time (R2*) is to be considered as a promising approach for cell tracking experiments to evaluate the fate of transplanted progenitor cells and develop successful cell therapies for tissue engineering.
Anna Gadaj et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 960, 105-115 (2014-05-06)
An UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed for the quantitative confirmatory analysis of residues of nitroimidazole drugs (dimetridazole, ipronidazole, metronidazole, ornidazole and ronidazole) and their corresponding hydroxy metabolites (HMMNI, ipronidazile-OH and metronidazole-OH) in aquaculture tissue. Samples were extracted by shaking in acetonitrile
Michael Oster et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0120153-e0120153 (2015-03-21)
Defining phenotypes according to molecular features would promote the knowledge of functional traits like behaviour in both human and animal research. Beside physiological states or environmental factors, an innate predisposition of individual coping strategies was discussed, including the proactive and
Son T Nguyen et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 23(9), 2024-2034 (2015-03-31)
Recently we described a novel pyranopyridine inhibitor (MBX2319) of RND-type efflux pumps of the Enterobacteriaceae. MBX2319 (3,3-dimethyl-5-cyano-8-morpholino-6-(phenethylthio)-3,4-dihydro-1H-pyrano[3,4-c]pyridine) is structurally distinct from other known Gram-negative efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs), such as 1-(1-naphthylmethyl)-piperazine (NMP), phenylalanylarginine-β-naphthylamide (PAβN), D13-9001, and the pyridopyrimidine derivatives. Here
Christian Brion et al.
BMC genomics, 15, 1085-1085 (2014-12-17)
Thiamine availability is involved in glycolytic flux and fermentation efficiency. A deficiency of this vitamin may be responsible for sluggish fermentations in wine making. Therefore, both thiamine uptake and de novo synthesis could have key roles in fermentation processes. Thiamine
Kelly R Stewart et al.
PloS one, 9(2), e88138-e88138 (2014-02-08)
For vertebrates with temperature-dependent sex determination, primary (or hatchling) sex ratios are often skewed, an issue of particular relevance to concerns over effects of climate change on populations. However, the ratio of breeding males to females, or the operational sex
Toshinori Okinaga et al.
Journal of interferon & cytokine research : the official journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research, 35(6), 431-440 (2015-03-20)
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) cytokines, IL-1α, IL-1β, and IL-18 play a crucial role in inflammatory responses in a variety of diseases including periodontitis. In this study, the periodontopathic bacterial pathogen, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, induced cell death and cytokine release in macrophages. Cell viability
Sang Chon Kim et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 467(4), 638-644 (2015-10-27)
Fisetin (3,7,3',4'-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a naturally found flavonol in many fruits and vegetables and is known to have anti-aging, anti-cancer and anti-viral effects. However, the effects of fisetin on early adipocyte differentiation and the epigenetic regulator controlling adipogenic transcription factors remain
Lena Schober et al.
Journal of laboratory automation, 20(2), 154-163 (2014-12-20)
Handling and dosing of cells comprise the most critical step in the microfabrication of cell-based assay systems for screening and toxicity testing. Therefore, the immediate drop-on-demand technology (I-DOT) was developed to provide a flexible noncontact liquid handling system enabling dispensing
William R Mook et al.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 97(12), 957-963 (2015-06-19)
Propionibacterium acnes has arisen as the most common microorganism identified at the time of revision shoulder arthroplasty. There is limited evidence to suggest how frequently false-positive cultures occur. The purpose of this prospective controlled study was to evaluate culture growth
Mieczysław Sajewicz et al.
Journal of chromatographic science, 52(4), 329-333 (2013-04-11)
Previous studies by the authors have used thin-layer chromatography to demonstrate the ability of chiral low molecular weight carboxylic acids to undergo spontaneous oscillatory chiral conversion in abiotic (aqueous and nonaqueous) solutions. General mechanisms of this conversion were proposed, taking
Shewit Kalayou et al.
Cell biology and toxicology, 30(6), 361-376 (2014-11-25)
The mycotoxin alternariol (AOH) is an important contaminant of fruits and cereal products. The current study sought to address the effect of a non-toxic AOH concentration on the proteome of the steroidogenic H295R cell model. Quantitative proteomics based on stable
Wei-Chung Su et al.
Inhalation toxicology, 26(14), 843-852 (2014-10-08)
Workers and researchers in the carbon nanotubes (CNT)-related industries and laboratories might be exposed to CNT aerosols while generating and handling CNT materials. From the viewpoint of occupational health, it is essential to study the deposition of CNT aerosol in
Charmion I Cruickshank-Quinn et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e101855-e101855 (2014-07-10)
Cigarette smoke exposure is linked to the development of a variety of chronic lung and systemic diseases in susceptible individuals. Metabolomics approaches may aid in defining disease phenotypes, may help predict responses to treatment, and could identify biomarkers of risk
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.
Milcah C Scott et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(47), 28070-28083 (2015-09-18)
We previously identified two distinct molecular subtypes of osteosarcoma through gene expression profiling. These subtypes are associated with distinct tumor behavior and clinical outcomes. Here, we describe mechanisms that give rise to these molecular subtypes. Using bioinformatic analyses, we identified
Julia Beretov et al.
PloS one, 10(11), e0141876-e0141876 (2015-11-07)
Breast cancer is a complex heterogeneous disease and is a leading cause of death in women. Early diagnosis and monitoring progression of breast cancer are important for improving prognosis. The aim of this study was to identify protein biomarkers in
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