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Gustavo D Mendes et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 969, 19-28 (2014-08-26)
A rapid, sensitive and specific method for quantifying propylthiouracil in human plasma using methylthiouracil as the internal standard (IS) is described. The analyte and the IS were extracted from plasma by liquid-liquid extraction using an organic solvent (ethyl acetate). The
Alessandro Busetti et al.
Marine drugs, 13(6), 3581-3605 (2015-06-10)
The marine brown alga Halidrys siliquosa is known to produce compounds with antifouling activity against several marine bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of organic extracts obtained from the marine brown alga
Nađa Kostić et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 109, 79-84 (2015-03-15)
In this paper, novel LC-MS/MS methods for the determination of antiepileptic drug pregabalin in dried matrix spots (DMS) are presented. This attractive technique of sample collection in micro amount was utilized in the form of dried blood spots (DBS) and
Eunice Molinar-Toribio et al.
PloS one, 9(8), e104637-e104637 (2014-08-15)
SHROB rats have been suggested as a model for metabolic syndrome (MetS) as a situation prior to the onset of CVD or type-2 diabetes, but information on descriptive biochemical parameters for this model is limited. Here, we extensively evaluate parameters
Ana L de Toffoli et al.
Journal of environmental science and health. Part. B, Pesticides, food contaminants, and agricultural wastes, 50(11), 753-759 (2015-09-12)
A method for the identification and quantification of pesticide residues in water, soil, and sediment samples has been developed, validated, and applied for the analysis of real samples. The specificity was determined by the retention time and the confirmation and
Josep Marcos et al.
The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology, 152, 53-61 (2015-04-29)
The presence of two cysteinyl progestogens, 16-cysteinyl-progesterone (16-Cys-Prog) and 16-cysteinyl-pregnenolone (16-Cys-Preg), in human urine is described for the first time. Their occurrence was unequivocally confirmed by comparison with synthesized material by using mass spectrometric detectors. Several experiments were performed in
Silpi Chanda et al.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 15, 304-304 (2015-09-04)
The objective of the present study is to evaluate the gastroprotective activity of Paederia foetida L. leaf for gastric ulcer. The methanol extract of P. foetida L. leaves at two different dose levels was investigated for gastroprotective potential by using
Katerina Naumoska et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1381, 229-238 (2015-01-20)
Three TLC methods were used for an initial screening of some common plant triterpenoids and phytosterols in cuticular wax extracts of different vegetables (zucchini, eggplant, tomato, red pepper, mangold, spinach, lettuce, white-colored radicchio di Castelfranco, raddichio Leonardo, white cabbage, red
Chun-Yip Hon et al.
International archives of occupational and environmental health, 88(7), 933-941 (2015-01-30)
The purpose of this study was to quantify the urine concentration of non-metabolized cyclophosphamide (CP), a commonly administered antineoplastic drug, among potentially exposed Canadian healthcare workers and to identify factors associated with the drug concentration levels. Participants were asked to
Adrian Weisz et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1380, 120-129 (2015-01-17)
Three low-level subsidiary color impurities (A, B, and C) often present in batches of the color additive D&C Red No. 33 (R33, Acid Red 33, Colour Index No. 17200) were separated from a portion of R33 by spiral high-speed counter-current
K M Sharif et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 29(12), 1826-1833 (2015-06-03)
Multivariate analysis of thin-layer chromatography (TLC) images was modeled to predict antioxidant activity of Pereskia bleo leaves and to identify the contributing compounds of the activity. TLC was developed in optimized mobile phase using the 'PRISMA' optimization method and the
Takanori Yano et al.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 99(13), 5627-5637 (2015-03-10)
Rhodococcus erythropolis N9T-4 shows extremely oligotrophic growth requiring atmospheric CO2 and forms its colonies on an inorganic basal medium (BM) without any additional carbon source. Screening of a random mutation library constructed by a unique genome deletion method that we
Fuchao Xu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1401, 33-41 (2015-05-23)
A multi-residue analytical method was developed for the determination of a range of flame retardants (FRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), emerging halogenated FRs (EFRs) and organophosphate FRs (PFRs), in food matrices. An ultrasonication and vacuum assisted extraction (UVAE), followed
Anthony G Jay et al.
Journal of lipid research, 61(5), 790-807 (2020-02-28)
Membrane-bound proteins have been proposed to mediate the transport of long-chain FA (LCFA) transport through the plasma membrane (PM). These proposals are based largely on reports that PM transport of LCFAs can be blocked by a number of enzymes and
Xavier Matabosch et al.
Drug testing and analysis, 7(8), 663-672 (2014-12-30)
Glucocorticosteroids are prohibited in sports when administered by systemic routes and allowed using other administrations for therapeutic reasons. Therefore, markers to distinguish between routes of administration through the analysis of urine samples are needed in anti-doping control. As a first
María Cordero-Vaca et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(16), 4615-4627 (2015-05-01)
Four different crosslinked polymeric ionic liquid (PIL)-based sorbent coatings were evaluated in an automated direct-immersion solid-phase microextraction method (automated DI-SPME) in combination with gas chromatography (GC). The crosslinked PIL coatings were based on vinyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViCnIm-) or vinylbenzyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViBzCnIm-) IL monomers
Yu Ait Bamai et al.
International journal of hygiene and environmental health, 218(5), 461-470 (2015-04-19)
We measured urinary phthalate metabolites, including di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP), di-isobutyl phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate (BBzP), and di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), from 178 school-aged children and their 284 family members using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and we calculated daily phthalate intakes. The highest
Y Liu et al.
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, 38(4), 383-391 (2014-12-18)
The pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of quinocetone (QCT) in crucian carp (Carassius auratus), common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.), and grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) were compared after oral administration of QCT (50 mg/kg body weight) at water temperature of 24 ±
Majid Afshari et al.
Natural product research, 29(14), 1300-1306 (2015-01-09)
In this study, the combined effect of pH, temperature and agitation speed on yellow pigment production and mycelial growth of Penicillium aculeatum ATCC 10409 was investigated in whey media. Different pH levels (5, 6.5 and 8), temperatures (25, 30 and
Pierina Visciano et al.
Journal of food protection, 78(9), 1719-1728 (2015-09-01)
Concentrations of pollutants with regulatory limits were determined in specimens of Chamelea gallina, a species of clam collected along the Abruzzi coastal region of the central Adriatic Sea. Nine sampling sites were selected to evaluate the distribution of contaminants in
Kah Yan How et al.
PeerJ, 3, e1117-e1117 (2015-08-21)
Quorum sensing is a mechanism for regulating proteobacterial gene expression in response to changes in cell population. In proteobacteria, N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) appears to be the most widely used signalling molecules in mediating, among others, the production of extracellular
Man-Jeong Paik et al.
Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung, 18(3), 517-523 (2014-01-10)
The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is closely related with the severity of daytime sleepiness, but excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is not presented on all patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is unclear why daytime sleepiness is not always present in
Timothy M O'Shea et al.
Advanced healthcare materials, 4(12), 1802-1812 (2015-06-20)
Hydrogels with covalently incorporated trehalose are synthesized using thiol-ene Michael addition. Trehalose hydrogels afford prolonged stabilization and -controlled release of model enzymes in vitro and in vivo as well as preservation of protein stability under heat and -lyophilization stressors. Strong
Anthony Tomlinson et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(11), 3805-3815 (2015-10-01)
Polysorbate 20 (PS20), a commonly used surfactant in biopharmaceuticals, showed degradation upon long-term (∼18-36 months) storage of two monoclonal antibody (mAb, mAb-A, and mAb-B) drug products at 2-8 °C. The PS20 degradation resulted in the accumulation of free fatty acids
Yung-Chih Kuo et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 479(1), 138-149 (2015-01-07)
Lactoferrin (Lf) and folic acid (FA) were crosslinked on poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) for transporting etoposide across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and treating human brain malignant glioblastoma. Lf- and FA-grafted PLGA NPs (Lf/FA/PLGA NPs) were employed to permeate the monolayer
Katherine Chulvi et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(11), 20688-20698 (2015-11-28)
The crystal structure of two neutral triarylmethane dyes with a p-quinone methide core was determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. The spectroscopic characteristics of both compounds in 23 solvents with different polarities or hydrogen-bonding donor (HBD) abilities has been studied as
Marlene Vila et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1405, 12-22 (2015-06-21)
A methodology based on pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) followed by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) has been developed for the simultaneous analysis of different classes of UV filters including methoxycinnamates, benzophenones, salicylates, p-aminobenzoic acid derivatives, and others in cosmetic products.
Yang Yang et al.
Inorganic chemistry, 54(12), 5839-5854 (2015-05-23)
A series of monomeric zinc silylamido complexes bearing [NNNO]-type tetradentate aminophenolate ligands, LZnN(SiMe3)2 [L = {(2-R(1))ArCH2N[(CH2)2R(2)]CH2(4-R(4)-6-R(3))C6H2O-}, R(1) = NMe2, R(2) = N(i)Pr2, R(3) = R(4) = Cl (1), R(3) = R(4) = cumyl (3); R(1) = NMe2, R(2) = NEt2
Benito F García et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(11), 20079-20106 (2015-11-13)
The citrus by-products released from citrus processing plants may contain high levels of potentially bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, which are a widely distributed group of polyphenolic compounds with health-related properties based on their antioxidant activity. In the study reported
Thi Van Anh Ha et al.
Food chemistry, 178, 115-121 (2015-02-24)
Lycopene nanoemulsions were prepared to protect the antioxidant activity and improve the bioaccessibility of lycopene-enriched tomato extract (containing 6% of lycopene) by an emulsification-evaporation method. Lycopene nanoemulsions, with droplet sizes between 100 and 200 nm, exhibited higher anti-radical efficiency and
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