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Michelle A Ouimet et al.
Macromolecular bioscience, 15(3), 342-350 (2014-10-22)
Polymers such as poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PVP) have been used to prepare hydrogels for wound dressing applications but are not inherently bioactive. For enhanced healing, PVP was blended with salicylic acid-based poly(anhydride-esters) (SAPAE) and shown to exhibit hydrogel properties upon swelling. In
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.
Qin-Hua Gu et al.
Nature communications, 6, 6789-6789 (2015-04-11)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) is a form of synaptic plasticity that results in enhanced synaptic strength. It is associated with the formation and enlargement of dendritic spines-tiny protrusions accommodating excitatory synapses. Both LTP and spine remodelling are crucial for brain development
Nusheng Chen et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 128, 122-129 (2015-05-26)
Biocomposites with tunable properties were successfully prepared through ionic assembly between anionic carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and cationic copolymers (quaternized poly(l-lactide)-block-poly N,N-dimethylamino-2-ethyl methacrylate) (PLA-b-PDMAEMA). The quaternized PDMAEMA segment not only works as a compatibilizer between hydrophilic CMC and hydrophobic PLA, but
S K Jain et al.
Indian journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 76(5), 415-422 (2014-11-27)
Curcumin-diclofenac conjugate as been synthesized by esterification of phenolic group of curcumin with the acid moiety of diclofenac, and characterized by mass spectrometry, NMR, FTIR, DSC, thermogravimetric analysis and X-ray diffraction analysis. The relative solubility of curcumin-diclofenac conjugate, curcumin and
Martin Enmark et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1240, 123-131 (2012-05-01)
Enantiomeric separation of omeprazole has been extensively studied regarding both product analysis and preparation using several different chiral stationary phases. In this study, the preparative chiral separation of omeprazole is optimized for productivity using three different columns packed with amylose
Arik Dahan et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 11(12), 4385-4394 (2014-11-05)
The efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs is often offset by severe side effects attributable to poor selectivity and toxicity to normal cells. Recently, the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) was considered as a potential target for the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs.
Ivan Rivera-Arconada et al.
Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology, 467(9), 1985-1996 (2014-10-09)
Spinal dorsal horn neurons constitute the first relay for pain processing and participate in the processing of other sensory, motor and autonomic information. At the cellular level, intrinsic excitability is a factor contributing to network function. In turn, excitability is
Manos Gkikas et al.
Biomacromolecules, 16(11), 3686-3693 (2015-10-16)
Novel poly(L-lysine)-block-poly(L-proline) (PLL-b-PLP)-based materials with all PLP helical conformers, i.e., PLP II and the rare PLP I are here reported. Electrostatic supramolecular complexation of the adjacent cationic PLL with anionic molecules bearing DNA analogue H-bonding functionalities, such as deoxyguanosine monophosphate
T L Resende et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(7), 4785-4799 (2015-05-11)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of incremental amounts of ground flaxseed (GFX) on milk yield and concentrations and yields of milk components, milk fatty acids (FA) profile, ruminal metabolism, and nutrient digestibility in dairy cows
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
Luis Rojo et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 27, 32-41 (2015-09-01)
Polymer-drug conjugates have significantly influenced polymer therapeutics over the last decade via controlled pharmacokinetics. Dapsone (4,4'-diamino diphenylsulphone) is not only widely used in the treatment of leprosy but forms an essential component in the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory diseases and
Antonelle Pardo et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 128-139 (2014-09-10)
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) based on quercetin and synthesized by either bulk, precipitation or suspension polymerization were characterized in terms of size and shape by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). After a study of rebinding protocols
P Kannampalli et al.
Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 26(12), 1694-1704 (2014-10-10)
Increasing evidence indicates a positive effect of probiotics on the nervous system. The objective of this study was to determine if probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and/or prebiotics polydextrose/galactooligosaccharide (PDX/GOS) can alter the colonic sensitivity in a neonatal rat model
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
Sarah R Sabir et al.
PloS one, 10(10), e0140975-e0140975 (2015-10-27)
The Nek11 kinase is a potential mediator of the DNA damage response whose expression is upregulated in early stage colorectal cancers (CRCs). Here, using RNAi-mediated depletion, we examined the role of Nek11 in HCT116 WT and p53-null CRC cells exposed
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
Veli C Ozalp et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 853, 533-540 (2014-12-04)
A quartz crystal microbalance sensor (QCM) was developed for sensitive and specific detection of Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium cells in food samples by integrating a magnetic bead purification system. Although many sensor formats based on bioaffinity agents have been developed
Stacy M Copp et al.
ACS nano, 9(3), 2303-2310 (2015-01-30)
The remarkable precision that DNA scaffolds provide for arraying nanoscale optical elements enables optical phenomena that arise from interactions of metal nanoparticles, dye molecules, and quantum dots placed at nanoscale separations. However, control of ensemble optical properties has been limited
Rahul Narayanan et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 53(23), 5936-5940 (2014-03-20)
Ambient ionization is achieved by spraying from a carbon nanotube (CNT)-impregnated paper surface under the influence of small voltages (≥3 V). Organic molecules give simple high-quality mass spectra without fragmentation in the positive or negative ion modes. Conventional field ionization is
Cynthia M Antonio-Cisneros et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(1), 1590-1612 (2015-01-15)
Applications of carbon-TiO2 materials have attracted attention in nanotechnology due to their synergic effects. We report the immobilization of TiO2 on carbon prepared from residues of the plant Manihot, commercial TiO2 and glycerol. The objective was to obtain a moderate
Wei Li et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 114, 341-347 (2015-06-24)
A novel simple, fast and efficient supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) method was developed and compared with RPLC method for the separation and determination of impurities in rifampicin. The separation was performed using a packed diol column and a mobile phase
Zhoumeng Lin et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 141(1), 90-102 (2014-06-11)
Atrazine (ATR) is one of the most frequently detected pesticides in the U.S. water supply. This study aimed to investigate neurobehavioral and neurochemical effects of ATR in C57BL/6 mouse offspring and dams exposed to a relatively low (3 mg/l, estimated
Wanyi Tai et al.
Biomaterials, 35(25), 7194-7203 (2014-05-31)
A graft copolymer with pendant drug segments can fold into nanostructures in a protein folding-like manner. The graft copolymer is constructed by directly polymerizing γ-camptothecin-glutamate N-carboxyanhydride (Glu(CPT)-NCA) on multiple sites of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based main chain via the ring open
Takahiro Takayama et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 898, 73-84 (2015-11-04)
Chiral metabolites are found in a wide variety of living organisms and some of them are understood to be physiologically active compounds and biomarkers. However, the overall analysis of chiral metabolomics is quite difficult due to the high number of
Asymmetric reduction of electron-rich ketones with tethered Ru(II)/TsDPEN catalysts using formic acid/triethylamine or aqueous sodium formate.
Soni R, et al.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80(13), 6784-6793 (2015)
Josef Dib et al.
Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS, 50(2), 407-417 (2015-03-25)
AdipoR agonists are small, orally active molecules capable of mimicking the protein adiponectin, which represents an adipokine with antidiabetic and antiatherogenic effects. Two adiponectin receptors were reported in the literature referred to as adipoR1 and adipoR2. Activation of these receptors
Lingzhi Gong
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 29(24), 2402-2410 (2015-11-14)
Ion-pair reversed-phase liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (IP-RP-LC/ESI-MS) has been widely used for the quality control of oligonucleotides. However, researchers are still looking to improve mobile phase systems for IP-RP-LC/ESI-MS analysis of oligonucleotides. This study compared the performance of six
Subhasree Nag et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 29(5), 654-663 (2014-10-09)
There is an increasing interest in targeting the MDM2 oncogene for cancer therapy. SP-141, a novel designed small molecule MDM2 inhibitor, exerts excellent in vitro and in vivo anticancer activity. To facilitate the preclinical development of this candidate anticancer agent
Wen Hu et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 123, 254-263 (2014-10-04)
Nanocarriers with low toxicity, high stability, long circulation in blood and triggered drug release at target sites are extremely needed for cancer therapy. In this study, different molar ratios of poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) were conjugated to poly (amidoamine) dendrimer
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