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Jafar Nikbakht et al.
Pharmacological reports : PR, 67(6), 1061-1067 (2015-10-21)
Bleomycin (BLM), a chemotherapeutic agent is indicated in the management of some types of cancers. This drug produces a dose-dependent pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in most patients as well as experimental animals through oxidative injury. This study aimed to investigate the
Elena Grasselli et al.
Drug and alcohol dependence, 143, 112-119 (2014-08-12)
Oxidative stress is implicated in pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). This study investigated the possible correlation among the erythrocyte indices of oxidative stress, the leukocyte panels of antioxidant proteins (metallothioneins), the serum biochemical parameters and the liver steatosis grade.
Quan Chi et al.
Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence, 30(7), 990-995 (2015-02-03)
The chemiluminescence (CL) of lucigenin (Luc(2+)) can be enhanced by different alcohols in alkaline solution. The effect of different fatty alcohols on the CL of lucigenin was related to the carbon chain length and the number of hydroxyl groups. Glycerol
Hongzhen Luo et al.
Bioresource technology, 200, 111-120 (2015-10-18)
Acetone is the major by-product in ABE fermentations, most researches focused on increasing butanol/acetone ratio by decreasing acetone biosynthesis. However, economics of ABE fermentation industry strongly relies on evaluating acetone as a valuable platform chemical. Therefore, a novel ABE fermentation
Yi Yang et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1273, 44-48 (2012-12-26)
A sample pretreatment method using acid-base extraction was established for pH-zone-refining counter-current chromatography (CCC) to increase the yield of the target compound. As the most important step, selection of two-phase solvent system for pH-zone-refining CCC should follow some rules. One
A C McLellan et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 206(1), 12-16 (1992-10-01)
A fluorimetric assay for D-lactate in human blood samples was developed using an endpoint enzymatic assay with D-lactate dehydrogenase from Staphylococcus epidermidis. The intrabatch and interbatch coefficients of variance were 8.7% (n = 4) and 16.6% (n = 4), respectively.
Alireza Khataee et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(14), 8543-8554 (2014-04-12)
In this paper, degradation of a mixture of three azo dyes was studied by the photo-assisted electrochemical process using an O₂-diffusion cathode containing carbon nanotubes and boron-doped diamond (BDD) anode. The concentration of three textile dyes (C.I. Acid Orange 8
R S Ray et al.
Nitric oxide : biology and chemistry, 43, 62-73 (2014-08-30)
Global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (GCI/R) injury encompasses complex pathophysiological sequalae, inducing loss of hippocampal neurons and behavioural deficits. Progressive neuronal death and memory dysfunctions culminate from several different mechanisms like oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, neuroinflammation and cholinergic hypofunction. Experimental evidences point to
Gopa Mishra et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 41(47), 14299-14308 (2012-10-09)
A series of tungstate promoted β-SiC catalysts was synthesized by a wetness impregnation method. The as synthesized catalysts were unambiguously characterized by XRD, Raman, FTIR, XPS, UV-Vis DRS, TEM, BET surface areas and FE-SEM, and simultaneously the total amount of
Doh Young Lee et al.
American journal of rhinology & allergy, 28(5), 419-422 (2014-09-10)
There have been very few studies on the prognosis of postviral olfactory dysfunction. The aim of the study was to evaluate its long-term prognosis and factors influencing the prognosis. This study included patients who were diagnosed with postviral olfactory dysfunction
Dildar Ahmed et al.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 26(3), 553-559 (2013-04-30)
The present study aimed to establish relationship between urease and alpha-amylase inhibitory activities on the one hand and on the other between anti-enzymatic activities and total phenolic contents of the methanolic extract of roots of Rumex acetosella and its fractions
Philip James Thomas Reardon et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 103(12), 3781-3789 (2015-05-28)
Calcium phosphate nanomaterials with controllable morphology and mesostructure were synthesized via a rapid and energy efficient microwave method. An increase in aspect ratio from nanoplates to nanorods was achieved by increasing the solvent chain length, accompanied by a subsequent about
V Matvejev et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 116(48), 14071-14077 (2012-11-17)
Solvation in water requires minimizing the perturbations in its hydrogen bonded network. Hence solutes distort water molecular motions in a surrounding domain, forming a molecule-specific hydration shell. The properties of those hydration shells impact the structure and function of the
Shinichiro Mine et al.
Endocrine journal, 53(6), 761-766 (2006-09-13)
Accumulation of hyaluronan (HA) around smooth muscle cells in lesions of atherosclerosis in diabetic patients suggests that this protein plays an important role in diabetic angiopathy. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between serum HA concentrations
Neelesh Kumar Nema et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 51(9), 1182-1187 (2013-06-15)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urban (Apiaceae), a valuable herb described in Ayurveda, is used in the indigenous system of medicine as a tonic to treat skin diseases. Centella asiatica methanol extract and its ethyl acetate, n-butanol and aqueous fraction, were subjected
Bilal Yilmaz et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 97(4), 1061-1066 (2014-08-26)
This paper describes a GCIMS method for the determination of flurbiprofen in human plasma. Flurbiprofen and internal standard ibuprofen were extracted from plasma by using a liquid-liquid extraction method. Derivatization was carried out using N-Methyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide. The calibration curve was linear
Katja Witschas et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848(5), 1147-1156 (2015-02-18)
The transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 channel (TRPA1) belongs to the TRP cation channel superfamily that responds to a panoply of stimuli such as changes in temperature, calcium levels, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and lipid mediators among others. The
Xinjiong Ni et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1370, 263-269 (2014-12-03)
A novel polymeric micelle, formed by random copolymer poly (stearyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid) (P(SMA-co-MAA)) has been used as pseudostationary phase (PSP) in electrokinetic chromatography (EKC) for simultaneous and rapid determination of 11 kinds of water- and fat-soluble vitamins in this work.
Nguyen Duy Binh et al.
Environmental technology, 35(9-12), 1121-1132 (2014-04-08)
Decomposition of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) present in soil under ultraviolet (UV) illumination (350-400nm) was investigated using a combination of nontoxic solvents mixed in soil and nanoscale anatase TiO2 (nTiO2) distributed on 2mm top soil surface. Three types of UV-exposure experiments were
A Iu Gulevich et al.
Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia, 48(4), 383-388 (2012-10-06)
Anaerobic biosynthesis of 1-butanol from glucose is investigated in recombinant Escherichia coli strains which form butyryl-CoA using the heterologous enzyme complex of clostridia or as a result of a reversal in the action of native enzymes of the fatty acid
Yvonne F Brünner et al.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 98(10), E1626-E1630 (2013-08-10)
High densities of insulin receptors are found throughout the human brain, including the olfactory bulb, an essential brain area for odor processing. This brain region is the phylogenetically oldest part of the olfactory central nervous system. We hypothesized that enhanced
Pazhamalai Anbarasan et al.
Nature, 491(7423), 235-239 (2012-11-09)
Nearly one hundred years ago, the fermentative production of acetone by Clostridium acetobutylicum provided a crucial alternative source of this solvent for manufacture of the explosive cordite. Today there is a resurgence of interest in solventogenic Clostridium species to produce
Jin-Wook Lee et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 26(29), 4991-4998 (2014-06-14)
Perovskite solar cells with power conversion efficiencies exceeding 16% at AM 1.5 G one sun illumination are developed using the black polymorph of formamidnium lead iodide, HC(NH2)2 PbI3 . Compared with CH3 NH3 PbI3 , HC(NH2 )2 PbI3 extends its
Corissa L Rodgers et al.
Forensic science international, 240, 144-150 (2014-05-09)
Previous studies performed by our research group have suggested that zeolites are a suitable adsorbent for the recovery of oxygenates from fire debris through heated passive headspace extraction. Zeolite 13X, in particular, has been shown to be effective for recovering
Sangjun Lee et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 121, 284-294 (2015-02-11)
In this study, we synthesized dimer acid (DA) esters, having short to long alkyl chains, (DA-Cn) by the Diels-Alder reaction and subsequent esterification reaction of fatty acids that were prepared by the hydrolysis of waste vegetable oil. It was found
Syame Khater et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1373, 197-210 (2014-12-09)
In enantioselective supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) with chiral stationary phases (CSP), the elution strength of carbon dioxide is usually modulated by the use of polar organic solvents, also called modifiers. Alcohols like methanol, ethanol and isopropanol are the most commonly
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.:
A V Greco et al.
Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), 14(4), 351-357 (1998-05-20)
Dodecanedioic acid (C12) is an even-numbered dicarboxylic acid (DA). Dicarboxylic acids are water-soluble substances with a metabolic pathway intermediate to those of lipids and carbohydrates. Previous studies showed that contrary to other DAs, very low amounts of C12 are lost
Joel G Davis et al.
Nature, 491(7425), 582-585 (2012-11-23)
Hydrophobic hydration is considered to have a key role in biological processes ranging from membrane formation to protein folding and ligand binding. Historically, hydrophobic hydration shells were thought to resemble solid clathrate hydrates, with solutes surrounded by polyhedral cages composed
J R Bales et al.
Clinical chemistry, 30(3), 426-432 (1984-03-01)
Numerous low-Mr metabolites--including creatinine, citrate, hippurate, glucose, ketone bodies, and various amino acids--have been identified in 400- and 500-MHz proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) spectra of intact human urine. The presence of many of these was related to the
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