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Urszula Doboszewska et al.
Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 56, 254-263 (2014-10-08)
Data indicated that zinc deficiency may contribute to the development of depression; however changes induced by zinc deficiency are not fully described. In the present paper we tested whether the dietary zinc restriction in rats causes alterations in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor
Md Kawser Ahmed et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(20), 15880-15890 (2015-06-06)
Although fish, crustacean, and shellfish are significant sources of protein, they are currently affected by rapid industrialization, resulting in increased concentrations of heavy metals. Accumulation of heavy metals (V, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Mo, Ag, Cd, Sb
Md Saiful Islam et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 122, 462-469 (2015-09-26)
Seven food items, namely, meat, egg, fish, milk, vegetables, cereals and fruits were collected from Bogra district, Bangladesh to evaluate the levels of heavy metal and associated health risk to the adults and children. The samples were analyzed for the
C T R Viana et al.
Microvascular research, 86, 44-51 (2012-12-21)
Inflammation, angiogenesis and cytokine production are common features of almost, if not all tumors. However, the extent of these processes induced by different types of tumors has not been evaluated. We investigated the growth pattern of the experimental metastatic tumors
Dengwu Zhao et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17276-17276 (2015-11-27)
This report investigates the enhancement of localized evaporation via separated light absorbing particles (plasmonic absorbers) and scattering particles (polystyrene nanoparticles). Evaporation has been considered as one of the most important phase-change processes in modern industries. To improve the efficiency of
Marta Kandziora-Ciupa et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 20(7), 4920-4932 (2013-01-16)
The purpose of this study was to explore a possible relationship between the availability of metals in soil (Cd, Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn) and their concentrations in leaves of Vaccinium myrtillus L. as a species which has been reported
Danilo Fontana et al.
Waste management (New York, N.Y.), 45, 325-333 (2015-08-05)
In the present work the recovery of indium and of the polarizing film from waste liquid crystal displays was experimentally investigated in the laboratory. First of all, the polarizing film was removed by employing a number of different techniques, including
Alex C S Shek et al.
Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 68(4), 622-635 (2015-01-13)
This study aimed to determine the effects of salinity on metal uptake and metallothionein (MT) mRNA levels in tilapia exposed to three metal ions. Male Oreochromis niloticus × O. aureus juveniles (hereafter, "tilapia") were exposed to various concentrations (100, 500
Yang Zhang et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 960, 52-58 (2014-05-03)
A novel TiO2/diatomite composite (TD) was prepared and then characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR). The results of SEM showed that after modification, the porous surface of diatomite was covered with TiO2. Both diatomite and
Tiago H Ferreira et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 481(1-2), 56-63 (2015-02-01)
Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have generated considerable interest among the scientific community because of their unique physical and chemical properties. They present good chemical inertness, high thermal stability, and optimal resistance to oxidation, that make them ideal candidates for biomedical
Nitric acid purification of single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Hu H, et al.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 107(50), 13838-13842 (2003)
Rui Gusmão et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 21(46), 16474-16478 (2015-10-08)
Fluorographane (C1 Hx F1-x+δ )n is a new member of the graphene family that exhibits hydrophobicity and a large band gap that is tunable based on the level of fluorination. Herein, sensing and energy applications of fluorographane are reported. The
Nisa Gul Amuk et al.
European journal of orthodontics, 42(3), 305-316 (2019-05-31)
The aim was to evaluate the effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transfer to periodontal ligament (PDL) on the inhibition and/or repair of orthodontically induced root resorption (OIRR) during and after arch expansion and on the orthodontic tooth movement (OTM)
Md Shofikul Islam et al.
Environmental health : a global access science source, 14, 92-92 (2015-12-08)
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and cancers are the major causes of chronic arsenic exposure-related morbidity and mortality. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and -9 (MMP-9) are deeply involved in the pathogenesis of CVDs and cancers. This study has been designed to evaluate the
Daniele Barbaro et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0123159-e0123159 (2015-04-16)
Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONP) can have a variety of biomedical applications due to their visualization properties through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and heating with radio frequency or alternating magnetic fields. In the oncological field, coating IONP with organic compounds to
Min-Quan Yang et al.
Nanoscale, 7(43), 18062-18070 (2015-09-26)
Considerable effort has been made to fabricate graphene (GR)/semiconductor composite photocatalysts, by using graphene oxide (GO) as the most widely used precursor of GR, toward an improved efficacy of solar energy conversion. However, thus far, the role of GO in
K M Sadek
Andrologia, 46(9), 1047-1054 (2013-11-13)
This study was conducted to determine the mechanism underlying the chemotherapeutic efficacy of an ethanolic Moringa oleifera leaf extract (MOLEE) against chromium-induced impairments of rat testes using biochemical methods. Twenty male Wistar rats were divided into four groups of five
Shriya S Srinivasan et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 20(3) (2019-01-27)
Chemotherapeutic dosing, is largely based on the tolerance levels of toxicity today. Molecular imaging strategies can be leveraged to quantify DNA cytotoxicity and thereby serve as a theranostic tool to improve the efficacy of treatments. Methoxyamine-modified cyanine-7 (Cy7MX) is a
Agnieszka Kadej et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(47), 20659-20674 (2015-11-14)
Mononuclear and polynuclear copper(II) complexes of alloferon 1 with point mutations, H1A/H12A H2N-A(1)GVSGH(6)GQH(9)GVA(12)G-COOH, H1A/H9A H2N-A(1)GVSGH(6)GQA(9)GVH(12)G-COOH, and H1A/H6A H2N-A(1)GVSGA(6)GQH(9)GVH(12)G-COOH, have been studied by potentiometric, UV-visible, CD, and EPR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry (MS) methods. Complete complex speciation at different metal-to-ligand molar
Yang Yang et al.
Environmental science & technology, 48(20), 12362-12369 (2014-09-16)
Disinfectants inactivate pathogens in source water; however, they also react with organic matter and bromide/iodide to form disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Although only a few DBP classes have been systematically analyzed for toxicity, iodinated and brominated DBPs tend to be the
Francesca Garello et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 11(10), 3760-3765 (2014-08-28)
Glucan particles (GPs) are monodisperse microspheres derived from baker's yeast and represent an interesting class of microcarriers for theranostic applications as they show a high affinity toward immune system cells. The typical loading strategy was to harness the ability of
Rodrigo M Pereira et al.
Talanta, 147, 76-81 (2015-11-26)
A microwave-induced combustion (MIC) system based on the volatilization process was applied for subsequent halogen determination from noncombustible inorganic matrices. Portland cement samples were selected to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method, allowing the subsequent determination of Cl and
James Guo Sheng Moo et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 15(14), 2922-2929 (2014-07-22)
Graphene oxide (GO), an up-and-coming material rich in oxygenated groups, shows much promise in pollution management. GO is synthesised using several synthetic routes, and the adsorption behaviour of GO is investigated to establish its ability to remove the heavy-metal pollutants
Tania Mitra et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 273, 94-103 (2014-04-15)
Hyacinth root was used as a biosorbent for generating adsorption data in fixed-bed glass column. The influence of different operating parameters like inlet Pb(II) ion concentration, liquid flow rate and bed height on the breakthrough curves and the performance of
Helena A Schmitz et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 160, 22-30 (2015-01-13)
Metals are accumulated by filter feeding organisms via water, ingestion of suspended sediments or food. The uptake pathway can affect metal toxicity. Saccostrea glomerata were exposed to cadmium through cadmium-spiked suspended sediments (19 and 93μg/g dry mass) and cadmium-enriched phytoplankton
J Matos et al.
Environmental research, 143(Pt B), 123-129 (2015-09-28)
This study aimed to identify the benefit and risk associated with raw and cooked blue shark consumption taking into account the bioaccessibility of Se, Hg and MeHg, by using in vitro digestion method. Selenium, Hg and MeHg levels were higher
Daniela Baldantoni et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 123, 89-94 (2015-05-26)
Leafy vegetables have a relatively high potential for Cd uptake and translocation, and are thus considered Cd accumulators. For this reason, leaves and roots of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) and endive (Cichorium endivia L.) plants, grown on different agricultural soils
Samantha J Snow et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 77(19), 1164-1182 (2014-08-15)
Particulate matter (PM)-associated metals can contribute to adverse cardiopulmonary effects following exposure to air pollution. The aim of this study was to investigate how variation in the composition and size of ambient PM collected from two distinct regions in Mexico
Fatemat Hassan et al.
Respiratory research, 15, 69-69 (2014-06-25)
The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) is a chloride channel that primarily resides in airway epithelial cells. Decreased CFTR expression and/or function lead to impaired airway surface liquid (ASL) volume homeostasis, resulting in accumulation of mucus, reduced clearance of
Xi-Mei Xue et al.
FEMS microbiology letters, 356(1), 105-112 (2014-05-28)
ArsH is widely distributed in bacteria, and its function remains to be characterized. In this study, we investigated the function of ArsH from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The inactivation of arsH by insertion of a kanamycin-resistance gene in Synechocystis sp.
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