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Kathryn Geldart et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(11), 3889-3897 (2015-04-05)
Antibiotic-resistant enterococcal infections are a major concern in hospitals where patients with compromised immunity are readily infected. Enterococcus faecium bacteria are of particular interest as these pathogens account for over 80% of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) produced at
Dan Zhao et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 888, 131-137 (2015-09-01)
As a new detection model, the reversible fluorescence "turn-off-on" sensor based on quantum dots (QDs) has already been successfully employed in the detections of many biochemical materials, especially in the researches on the interactions between anticancer drugs. The previous studies
A C Mamede et al.
Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England), 32(12), 257-257 (2015-10-29)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a worldwide high incidence and mortality. For this reason, it is essential to invest in new therapies for this type of cancer. Our team already proved that human amniotic membrane (hAM) is able to inhibit the
Jinzhi Li et al.
Cell reports, 32(11), 108138-108138 (2020-09-17)
The patterns of neuronal connectivity underlying multisensory integration, a fundamental property of many brains, remain poorly characterized. The Drosophila melanogaster mushroom body-an associative center-is an ideal system to investigate how different sensory channels converge in higher order brain centers. The
Chen Dai et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 194(12), 5980-5989 (2015-05-13)
CXCL14 is a chemokine with an atypical, yet highly conserved, primary structure characterized by a short N terminus and high sequence identity between human and mouse. Although it induces chemotaxis of monocytic cells at high concentrations, its physiological role in
Burak Derkus et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 56, 132-140 (2015-08-08)
This study investigates effective immobilization of proteins, an important procedure in many fields of bioengineering and medicine, using various biomaterials. Gelatin, alginate and chitosan were chosen as polymeric carriers, and applied in both their composites and nanocomposite forms in combination
Takashi Watanabe et al.
The Journal of cell biology, 210(5), 737-751 (2015-09-02)
Microtubules (MTs) play critical roles in various cellular events, including cell migration. End-binding proteins (EBs) accumulate at the ends of growing MTs and regulate MT end dynamics by recruiting other plus end-tracking proteins (+TIPs). However, how EBs contribute to MT
Gabriela Morachis-Valdez et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(12), 9159-9172 (2015-01-15)
Madín Reservoir (MR) is located on the Río Tlalnepantla in Mexico. Previous studies seeking to identify pollutants at this site evidence that MR water contains a considerable metal load as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at concentrations above those
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).
Pietro Fagiolino et al.
European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 63, 140-146 (2014-07-23)
The aim of this work was to study the effect of the sex and the smoking status on the pharmacokinetics and the bioequivalence assessment of a branded and a generic cyclosporine A microemulsion formulation in soft-gelatin capsule. Sixteen healthy volunteers
In vitro maturation and embryo production in cattle
Nuclear Transfer Protocols, 35-42 (2006)
Kazuki Miyaji et al.
Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS, 18(4), 355-362 (2015-02-14)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of diet on the feline stress response by measuring plasma and urinary cortisol. A study diet was developed with a unique combination of nutrients that supports the management of stressful
Bradley W Davis et al.
Biophysical journal, 109(10), 2182-2194 (2015-11-21)
Subcellular compartmentalization of biomolecules and their reactions is common in biology and provides a general strategy for improving and/or controlling kinetics in metabolic pathways that contain multiple sequential enzymes. Enzymes can be colocalized in multiprotein complexes, on scaffolds or inside
Knut Fredrik Seip et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1347, 1-7 (2014-05-06)
Electromembrane extraction (EME) was performed on samples containing substantial amounts of NaCl to investigate how the presence of salts affected the recovery, repeatability, and membrane current in the extraction system. A group of 17 non-polar basic drugs with various physical
Kamal Shaik Fakiruddin et al.
Cancer cell international, 14(1), 122-122 (2014-12-04)
Tumour homing capacity of engineered human adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ADMSCs) expressing anti-tumour agents might be the key for a much safer and yet efficient targeted tumour therapy. However, ADMSCs exhibit resistant to most gene transfection techniques and the use
Whitney Ann Cary et al.
World neurosurgery, 84(5), 1256-1266 (2015-06-16)
The dura mater can be easily biopsied during most cranial neurosurgical operations. We describe a protocol that allows for robust generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and neural progenitors from acutely harvested dura mater. To generate iPSCs and neural
Matilde Durán-Lobato et al.
Biomacromolecules, 15(7), 2725-2734 (2014-06-24)
Oral drug delivery is a route of choice for vaccine administration because of its noninvasive nature and thus efforts have focused on efficient delivery of vaccine antigens to mucosal sites. An effective oral vaccine delivery system must protect the antigen
Anja Balk et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 94, 73-82 (2015-05-16)
Poor water solubility of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) is a major challenge in drug development impairing bioavailability and therapeutic benefit. This study is addressing the possibility to tailor pharmaceutical and physical properties of APIs by transforming these into tetrabutylphosphonium (TBP)
Berenice Fernández-Rojas et al.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 406(1-2), 183-197 (2015-05-15)
The potential of C-phycocyanin (C-PC) to prevent cisplatin (CP)-induced kidney mitochondrial dysfunction was determined in CD-1 male mice. The CP-induced mitochondrial dysfunction was characterized by ultrastructural abnormalities and by decrease in the following parameters in isolated kidney mitochondria: adenosine diphosphate
Brianna L Petrone et al.
Journal of clinical microbiology, 53(9), 2970-2976 (2015-07-17)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) across patient populations of all ages. We have developed a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay that enables rapid, low-cost detection of M. pneumoniae from nucleic acid extracts and directly from
Jingyao Zhang et al.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.), 43(3), 276-284 (2014-11-14)
Zymosan-induced multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a multifactorial pathology that involves the deterioration of function of several organs. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a small monoamine molecule that is primarily known for its role as a neurotransmitter. Previous studies have shown
Bing Wu et al.
Environmental science & technology, 49(9), 5760-5770 (2015-04-09)
The ability of engineered nanomaterials (NMs) to act as inhibitors of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) efflux transporters in embryos of white sea urchin (Lytechinus pictus) was studied. Nanocopper oxide (nano-CuO), nanozinc oxide (nano-ZnO), and their corresponding metal ions (CuSO4 and ZnSO4)
Chee Shan Lim et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 16(24), 12178-12182 (2014-05-13)
Graphene materials are very popular in the field of biosensing owing to their distinctive characteristics. However, oxygen-containing groups are known to exist intrinsically in graphene-related materials. These groups influence the electrochemical properties of graphene materials and therefore affect the sensing
Ronald F Parsons et al.
Current opinion in organ transplantation, 19(2), 100-107 (2014-02-21)
To update the reader on the recent literature in liver, kidney, pancreas, and intestine static cold preservation, and to identify which solutions are most advantageous for each organ. The comparison of randomized trials of histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), Celsior, and University of
Gabriel E Zentner et al.
Nature communications, 6, 8733-8733 (2015-10-23)
Chromatin endogenous cleavage (ChEC) uses fusion of a protein of interest to micrococcal nuclease (MNase) to target calcium-dependent cleavage to specific genomic loci in vivo. Here we report the combination of ChEC with high-throughput sequencing (ChEC-seq) to map budding yeast
Jafar Abolhasani et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(9), 554-554 (2015-08-08)
This work describes a novel Fe3O4@SiO2@polythiophene magnetic nanocomposite and its application in the preconcentration of Hg(II) ions. The parameters affecting the preconcentration procedure were opted by a Box-Behnken design through response surface methodology. Three factors (uptake time, magnetic nanosorbent amount
D Draganescu et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 72, 614-623 (2014-09-23)
Flaxseed lignans are a natural source of useful biologically active components that show a diverse spectrum of health-promoting properties. The valuable effects of the phenolic molecules are mainly due to their antioxidant activity by preventing oxidative stress and stimulate collagen
Ziqing Qian et al.
Biochemistry, 53(24), 4034-4046 (2014-06-05)
Cyclic heptapeptide cyclo(FΦRRRRQ) (cFΦR4, where Φ is l-2-naphthylalanine) was recently found to be efficiently internalized by mammalian cells. In this study, its mechanism of internalization was investigated by perturbing various endocytic events through the introduction of pharmacologic agents and genetic
Javad Tashkhourian et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 152, 119-125 (2015-07-24)
A rapid, simple and inexpensive spectrofluorimetric sensor for determination of doxycycline based on its interaction with thioglycolic acid-capped cadmium telluride quantum dots (TGA/CdTe QDs) has been developed. Under the optimum experimental conditions, the sensor exhibited a fast response time of
Xiaohu Xia et al.
ACS nano, 9(10), 9994-10004 (2015-09-04)
Peroxidase mimics with dimensions on the nanoscale have received great interest as emerging artificial enzymes for biomedicine and environmental protection. While a variety of peroxidase mimics have been actively developed recently, limited progress has been made toward improving their catalytic
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