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Kejun Zhou et al.
Journal of proteome research, 14(6), 2569-2574 (2015-04-23)
Biliary atresia (BA) is a rare neonatal cholestatic disorder caused by obstruction of extra- and intra-hepatic bile ducts. If untreated, progressive liver cirrhosis will lead to death within 2 years. Early diagnosis and operation improve the outcome significantly. Infants with
Hongyun Li et al.
Neurobiology of aging, 36(5), 1820-1833 (2015-03-19)
Apolipoprotein D (apoD) is expressed in the brain and levels are increased in affected brain regions in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The role that apoD may play in regulating AD pathology has not been addressed. Here, we crossed both apoD-null mice
Sarah Thomas et al.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 603, 297-305 (2010-01-16)
Indomethacin is a non-narcotic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of various inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. In neonates, it is also used for induction of closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Its
Keyvan Dastmalchi et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(30), 6810-6822 (2015-07-15)
The cultivation, storage, and distribution of potato tubers are compromised by mechanical damage and suboptimal healing. To investigate wound-healing progress in cultivars with contrasting russeting patterns, metabolite profiles reported previously for polar tissue extracts were complemented by GC/MS measurements for
Urszula Czyżewska et al.
Journal of medicinal food, 18(5), 584-591 (2014-09-10)
Propolis is a resin that is collected by honeybees from various plant sources. Due to its pharmacological properties, it is used in commercial production of nutritional supplements in pharmaceutical industry. In this study, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was applied for quality
Hanna N Wetzel et al.
International immunopharmacology, 23(2), 387-390 (2014-12-03)
The chimeric human/mouse anti-cocaine monoclonal antibody (mAb) 2E2 and its further humanized variant h2E2 have been reported to sequester a significant portion of cocaine in plasma and decrease cocaine concentrations in the brain in mice and rats. However, many cocaine
Letian Shan et al.
Molecular bioSystems, 10(11), 2965-2973 (2014-08-22)
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a commonly occurring disease, threatening human health and life quality. Lack of a gold standard of diagnosis has hindered the efficiency and efficacy of clinical therapy against LDH. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has provided an
Carbolithiation of conjugated enynes with aryllithiums in microflow system and applications to synthesis of allenylsilanes
Tomida Y, et al.
Organic Letters, 11(16), 3614-3617 (2009)
Ning Chen et al.
Cytotechnology, 66(6), 945-966 (2013-12-03)
Optimization of cell culture processes can benefit from the systematic analysis of experimental data and their organization in mathematical models, which can be used to decipher the effect of individual process variables on multiple outputs of interest. Towards this goal
Hanne Roberg-Larsen et al.
Steroids, 99(Pt B), 125-130 (2015-02-11)
Due to their non-charged character, liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS) measurements of oxysterols are often performed after derivatization with e.g. charged Girard reagents. However, derivatization reactions are time-consuming and may require numerous steps to remove excess reagent. In addition, extensive
Yiwei Li et al.
Lab on a chip, 15(15), 3203-3210 (2015-07-02)
Active control over the cell gradient is essential for understanding biological systems and the reconstitution of the functionality of many types of tissues, particularly for organ-on-a-chip. Here, we propose a three-dimensional (3D) microfluidic strategy for generating controllable cell gradients. In
Andreas Üllen et al.
Biochemical pharmacology, 93(4), 470-481 (2015-01-13)
Hypochlorous acid added as reagent or generated by the myeloperoxidase (MPO)-H2O2-Cl(-) system oxidatively modifies brain ether-phospholipids (plasmalogens). This reaction generates a sn2-acyl-lysophospholipid and chlorinated fatty aldehydes. 2-Chlorohexadecanal (2-ClHDA), a prototypic member of chlorinated long-chain fatty aldehydes, has potent neurotoxic potential
Qiao Zhao et al.
Phytochemistry, 112, 170-178 (2014-08-12)
Pinoresinol reductase (PrR) catalyzes the conversion of the lignan (-)-pinoresinol to (-)-lariciresinol in Arabidopsis thaliana, where it is encoded by two genes, PrR1 and PrR2, that appear to act redundantly. PrR1 is highly expressed in lignified inflorescence stem tissue, whereas
Xianqin Wang et al.
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 38(3), 470-475 (2015-03-12)
Numerous people die of paraquat (PQ) poisoning every year in the world. Although several studies regarding paraquat (PQ) poisoning have been conducted, the metabolic changes in plasma remain unknown. In this study, the metabolomics of 15 PQ poisoned patients with
Siddharth Jambhrunkar et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 11(10), 3642-3655 (2014-08-29)
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MCM-41) with different surface chemistry were used as carrier system to study its influence on drug delivery and anticancer activity of curcumin (CUR). CUR was encapsulated in pristine MCM-41 (hydrophilic and negatively charged), amino functionalized MCM-41 (MCM-41-NH2
Lorena Claumarchirant et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(32), 7245-7251 (2015-08-06)
Sterol contents in infant formulas (IFs) from the European market were determined, and their intakes by infants between 0 and 6 months were evaluated. Total animal sterols (mg/100 mL) ranged from 1.71 to 5.46, cholesterol being the main animal sterol
Kalaiselvi Senthil et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0123360-e0123360 (2015-04-16)
Free radical scavenging activity (FRSA), total phenolic content (TPC), and total flavonoid content (TFC) of in vitro cultured and field grown Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) roots were investigated. Withanolides analysis and comprehensive metabolic profiling between 100% methanol extracts of in vitro
Yu-Xuan Lu et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e99948-e99948 (2014-06-14)
A strategy known as diapause (developmental arrest) has evolved in insects to increase their survival rate under harsh environmental conditions. Diapause causes a dramatic reduction in the metabolic rate and drastically extends lifespan. However, little is known about the mechanisms
Amanda Ruprecht et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 197(8), 1360-1367 (2015-02-04)
The acyl coenzyme A (acyl-CoA) dehydrogenases (ACADs) FadE34 and CasC, encoded by the cholesterol and cholate gene clusters of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Rhodococcus jostii RHA1, respectively, were successfully purified. Both enzymes differ from previously characterized ACADs in that they contain
Kai Lun Chang et al.
PloS one, 9(8), e104621-e104621 (2014-08-08)
Findings from epidemiology, preclinical and clinical studies indicate that consumption of coffee could have beneficial effects against dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The benefits appear to come from caffeinated coffee, but not decaffeinated coffee or pure caffeine itself. Therefore, the
Saša Petriček et al.
Acta chimica Slovenica, 62(2), 354-361 (2015-06-19)
A mononuclear molecular complex fac-[VCl3(diglyme)] (1) resulted from the reaction of VCl3 and diglyme (diglyme = di(2-methoxyethyl)ether) in dichloromethane. The violet complex 1 is a sensitive substance which slowly oxidized to a new, blue mononuclear molecular complex, fac-[VOCl2(diglyme)] (2) in
Devin H Currie et al.
BMC systems biology, 9, 30-30 (2015-06-27)
Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum is a hemicellulose-degrading thermophilic anaerobe that was previously engineered to produce ethanol at high yield. A major project was undertaken to develop this organism into an industrial biocatalyst, but the lack of genome information and resources were recognized
Yeon Jong Koo et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 863(1), 80-87 (2008-02-08)
We developed a quantitative method for the determination of methyl esterase activity, analyzing substrate specificity against three major signal molecules, jasmonic acid methyl ester (MeJA), salicylic acid methyl ester (MeSA), and indole-3-acetic acid methyl ester (MeIAA). We used a silylation
Minghua Nie et al.
The Science of the total environment, 487, 785-791 (2013-12-25)
The occurrence and multi-phase distribution of six environmental estrogen compounds were investigated in a drinking water reservoir area by analyzing estrogens in suspended particulate matter (SPM), filtrate (conventional dissolved phase, <1 μm), permeate (truly soluble phase, <1 kDa) and retentate
Nai-Dong Chen et al.
International journal of analytical chemistry, 2015, 713410-713410 (2015-11-06)
GC-MS method combined with FTIR techniques by the analysis of polysaccharide was applied to evaluate the similarity between wild (W) and tissue-cultured (TC) Dendrobium huoshanense (DHS), Dendrobium officinale (DO), and Dendrobium moniliforme (DM) as well as 3 wild Dendrobium spp.:
Mihi Yang et al.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 14, 265-265 (2014-07-27)
Korean red ginseng (KRG) is a processed ginseng from raw ginseng to enhance safety, preservation and efficacy, known having beneficial effects on women's health due to its estrogen like function. While estrogen supplementation showed some modulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals
Minghua Nie et al.
Chemosphere, 127, 109-116 (2015-02-14)
The occurrence and distribution of six selected estrogen compounds were investigated in samples of surface water, suspended particulate matter (SPM), and sediment in the Yangtze Estuary and its coastal areas over four seasons. With the exception of 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), all
Bin Huang et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(22), 12898-12908 (2014-07-01)
The occurrence and behavior of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in sewage treatment plants (STPs), especially estrogens and phenols, have been closely concerned in previous studies. However, the systematical researches about progestogens and androgens were scarce in STPs adopting different treatment
Zirconocene dichloride-catalyzed pinacol coupling of aromatic aldehydes and ketones
Lakshmi Kantam M, et al.
Synthetic Communications, 36(10), 1437-1445 (2006)
H Miao et al.
Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 27(11), 1497-1506 (2010-08-12)
A method was developed for the simultaneous determination of melamine, ammeline, ammelide, and cyanuric acid in egg using gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS). The samples were first extracted by the solution of diethylamine-water-acetonitrile (10:40:50, v/v/v). Clean-up employed an 'On Guard
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