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Abubakr M Idris et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(21), 17012-17021 (2015-07-01)
Jizan fishers are the major fish source for more than 1.5 million populations in the southern region in Saudi Arabia. Despite the overgrowing of various man-made activities in Jizan City, no recent study on environmental monitoring was reported. In the
Marcin Mikulewicz et al.
PloS one, 10(11), e0140211-e0140211 (2015-11-07)
The aim of the study was evaluation of metal ions (nickel and chromium) released from orthodontic appliances in cleft lip and palate patients and the usefulness of non-invasive matrices (saliva and hair). The material studied consisted of 100 individuals, including
Michael S Hildebrand et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17816-17816 (2015-12-10)
Febrile seizures (FS) are the most common seizure syndrome and are potentially a prelude to more severe epilepsy. Although zinc (Zn(2+)) metabolism has previously been implicated in FS, whether or not variation in proteins essential for Zn(2+) homeostasis contributes to
Stefano Del Buffa et al.
Journal of colloid and interface science, 448, 501-507 (2015-03-18)
This paper reports on the preparation, characterization, and cytotoxicity of a hybrid nanocomposite material made of Sr(II)-loaded Halloysite nanotubes included within a biopolymer (3-polyhydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) matrix. The Sr(II)-loaded inorganic scaffold is intended to provide mechanical resistance, multi-scale porosity, and to favor
Teresa Balbi et al.
The Science of the total environment, 493, 355-364 (2014-06-22)
The increasing production of nanoparticles (NPs) will lead to their release into the aquatic environment, where they could modify the bioavailability/bioconcentration and consequent biological impact of other contaminants. Interactive effects of n-TiO2, one of the most widespread NP type, and
Dezhi Wu et al.
The New phytologist, 208(3), 817-829 (2015-06-11)
The threshold value of cadmium (Cd) concentration in grains of barley (Hordeum vulgare) is the lowest among cereal crops; however, it is poorly understood how Cd accumulation in barley grain is genetically controlled. We investigated genotypic variation in Cd accumulation
Pamela Ruiz et al.
Marine environmental research, 111, 107-120 (2015-08-25)
The aim of this work was to study short-term effects on antioxidant enzyme activities and long-term genotoxic and carcinogenic potential of CuO nanoparticles (NPs) in comparison to bulk CuO and ionic copper in mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis after 21 days exposure
Nicole Willems et al.
Arthritis research & therapy, 17, 214-214 (2015-08-21)
Chronic low back pain due to intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is associated with increased levels of inflammatory mediators. Current medical treatment consists of oral anti-inflammatory drugs to alleviate pain. In this study, the efficacy and safety of a novel thermoreversible
Gerald Bachler et al.
Particle and fibre toxicology, 12, 18-18 (2015-06-28)
The lung epithelial tissue barrier represents the main portal for entry of inhaled nanoparticles (NPs) into the systemic circulation. Thus great efforts are currently being made to determine adverse health effects associated with inhalation of NPs. However, to date very
J E Oliver et al.
Phytopathology, 105(7), 855-862 (2015-03-05)
Xylella fastidiosa is a xylem-limited gram-negative plant pathogen that affects numerous crop species, including grape, citrus, peach, pecan, and almond. Recently, X. fastidiosa has also been found to be the cause of bacterial leaf scorch on blueberry in the southeastern
Irene Moraleja et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(9), 2393-2403 (2015-01-27)
A shotgun approach including peptide-based OFFGEL-isoelectric focusing (IEF) fractionation has been developed with the aim of improving the identification of platinum-binding proteins in biological samples. The method is based on a filter-aided sample preparation (FASP) tryptic digestion under denaturing and
Yunus Emre Unsal et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 97(4), 1034-1038 (2014-08-26)
Total concentration of metal ions at trace levels does not give sufficient information about toxicity and biological availability of these elements in fertilizer samples. In the presented work, a sequential extraction procedure modified by the European Community Bureau of Reference
Edgar Pinto et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 78(13-14), 848-859 (2015-07-15)
Because of the scientific evidence showing that arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and nickel (Ni) are human genotoxic carcinogens, the European Union (EU) recently set target values for metal concentration in ambient air (As: 6 ng/m(3), Cd: 5 ng/m(3), Ni: 20
Sina Riemschneider et al.
BioMed research international, 2015, 295303-295303 (2015-09-05)
Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic heavy metal that exhibits various adverse effects in the human and animal organism. Its resemblance to essential metals such as calcium, iron, and zinc leads to an unintended uptake in cells after intake through inhalation
Md Kawser Ahmed et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(6), 326-326 (2015-05-07)
Concentrations of fourteen trace elements (Cd, As, Pb, Cr, Ni, Zn, Se, Cu, Mo, Mn, Sb, Ba, V and Ag) in the composite samples of most frequently consumed two staple foods, i.e. rice and wheat (collected from 30 different agroecological
Erkan Yilmaz et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 886, 75-82 (2015-09-01)
A switchable polarity solvent was synthesized from triethylamine (TEA)/water/CO2 (Dry ice) via proton transfer reaction has been used for the microextraction of cadmium(II) as pyrrolidinedithiocarbamate (APDC) chelate. Cd(II)-APDC chelate was extracted into the switchable polarity solvent drops by adding 2
Fengming Zou et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(22), 12168-12175 (2015-05-27)
A novel dual-mode immunoassay based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and fluorescence was designed using graphene quantum dot (GQD) labels to detect a tuberculosis (TB) antigen, CFP-10, via a newly developed sensing platform of linearly aligned magnetoplasmonic (MagPlas) nanoparticles (NPs).
Aminul Islam et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 98(1), 165-175 (2015-04-11)
Amberlite® XAD-16 was functionalized with p-aminobenzene sulfonic acid via an azo spacer in order to prepare a new chelating resin, which was then characterized by water regain value, hydrogen ion capacity, elemental analyses, and IR spectral and thermal studies. The
Iman Al-Saleh et al.
International journal of hygiene and environmental health, 218(1), 66-90 (2014-09-23)
To our knowledge, this study may be the first to examine the antagonistic role of selenium (Se) on oxidative stress induced by cadmium (Cd) and its impact on birth measures. Cd and Se levels were measured in umbilical-cord blood and
Bahram Ebrahimi et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 98(3), 822-827 (2015-06-19)
A sensitive and low cost SPE method for the extraction, preconcentration, and flame atomic absorption spectrometric determination of nickel at ng/mL levels is described. Parameters governing the extraction efficiency including pH of the solution, eluent type, sample volume, and matrix
Tamzin A Blewett et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 164, 23-33 (2015-04-29)
In freshwater, invertebrates nickel (Ni) is considered an ionoregulatory toxicant, but its mechanism of toxicity in marine settings, and how this varies with salinity, is poorly understood. This study investigated Ni accumulation and physiological mechanisms of sub-lethal Ni toxicity in
Azza Gramoun et al.
Arthritis research & therapy, 16(3), R131-R131 (2014-06-25)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease causing recurring inflammatory joint attacks. These attacks are characterized by macrophage infiltration contributing to joint destruction. Studies have shown that RA treatment efficacy is correlated to synovial macrophage number. The aim of this
Lina Dai et al.
Marine environmental research, 111, 99-106 (2015-07-04)
Few in vivo studies have been conducted to assess how nanoparticle (NP) characteristics such as particle form and shape affect their toxicity and bioaccumulation. In the present study, the deposit feeder, Capitella teleta, was used to investigate the influence of copper
Xin Zhang et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 835, 29-36 (2014-06-24)
A glassy carbon electrode modified with poly(alizarin red)/electrodeposited graphene (PAR/EGR) composite film was prepared and applied to detect ciprofloxacin (CPFX) in the presence of ascorbic, uric acid and dopamine. The morphology and interface property of PAR/EGR films were examined by
Gideon Hartman et al.
Journal of human evolution, 84, 71-82 (2015-05-11)
The Middle Paleolithic site of Amud Cave, Israel, was occupied by Neanderthals at two different time periods, evidenced by two chronologically and stratigraphically distinct depositional sub-units (B4 and B2/B1) during MIS 4 and MIS 3, respectively. The composition of both
Carlo Foresta et al.
Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 29(6), 1134-1145 (2014-04-29)
What are the dynamics of zinc (Zn) trafficking in sperm, at the testicular, epididymal and ejaculate levels? Zn transporters are peculiarly expressed in the cells of the germ line and Zn uptake is maximal at the post-epididymal phase, where Zn
Snežana B Tošić et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 95(11), 2271-2278 (2014-10-10)
An inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry method for the speedy simultaneous detection of 19 elements in edible nuts (walnuts: Juglans nigra; almonds: Prunus dulcis; hazelnuts: Corylus avellana; Brazil nuts: Bertholletia excelsa; cashews: Anacardium occidentalle; pistachios: Pistacia vera; and peanuts: Arachis
Yong Liang et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(9), 2373-2381 (2014-11-21)
We report a novel activity-based and Cu-free click chemistry (CC) mediated methodology for glutathione S-transferase omega 1 (GSTO1) quantification using species-unspecific isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SUID ICP-MS), in which dibenzylcyclooctyne-modified 2-chloroacetamide (DBCO-ChAcA) was designed and synthesized, meanwhile
Yuzhi Deng et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 111, 864-869 (2014-07-20)
An insoluble biocomposite composed of potato starch and chitosan was prepared by microwave treatment. The effect of pH on swelling (liquid absorption) behavior of the composites was investigated at pH 2, pH 6.8 and pH 12. Analysis revealed that the
Won Park et al.
Biotechnology for biofuels, 7, 96-96 (2014-07-16)
Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz, known by such popular names as "gold-of-pleasure" and "false flax," is an alternative oilseed crop for biofuel production and can be grown in harsh environments. Considerable interest is now being given to the new concept of
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