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Xabier Osteikoetxea et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0121184-e0121184 (2015-03-24)
In recent years the study of extracellular vesicles has gathered much scientific and clinical interest. As the field is expanding, it is becoming clear that better methods for characterization and quantification of extracellular vesicles as well as better standards to
Thomas Schaffer et al.
Journal of Crohn's & colitis, 8(9), 1125-1132 (2014-03-19)
Ficolin-2 is an acute phase reactant produced by the liver and targeted to recognize N-acetyl-glucosamine which is present in bacterial and fungal cell walls. We recently showed that ficolin-2 serum levels were significantly higher in CD patients compared to healthy
Milan Jana et al.
Nanotechnology, 26(7), 075402-075402 (2015-02-03)
Co9S8/reduced graphene oxide (RGO) composites were prepared on nickel foam substrate through hydrothermal reaction and used directly as supercapacitor electrode. The field emission scanning electron microscopy analysis of the composites showed the formation of Co9S8 nano-rods on the RGO surfaces.
Takayuki Uematsu et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17577-17577 (2015-12-03)
Influenza virus (IFV) infection is a common cause of severe viral pneumonia associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is difficult to control with general immunosuppressive therapy including corticosteroids due to the unfavorable effect on viral replication. Studies have
Christi L Kolarcik et al.
Journal of neural engineering, 12(1), 016008-016008 (2014-12-09)
The dorsal root ganglion is an attractive target for implanting neural electrode arrays that restore sensory function or provide therapy via stimulation. However, penetrating microelectrodes designed for these applications are small and deliver low currents. For long-term performance of microstimulation
Andrew D Ballantyne et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 17(45), 30540-30550 (2015-11-03)
In this study we compare the electrochemical and structural properties of three gold salts AuCl, AuCN and KAu(CN)2 in a Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) electrolyte (Ethaline 200) in order to elucidate factors affecting the galvanic deposition of gold coatings on
Kan Zhang et al.
ChemSusChem, 7(9), 2489-2495 (2014-07-30)
A 2H-MoS2 (H=hexagonal) ultrathin nanomesh with high defect generation and large porosity is demonstrated to improving electrochemical performance, including in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), with the aid of a 3D reduced graphene oxide (RGO) scaffold
Mohammad Behbahani et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(11), 7245-7257 (2014-07-16)
We are introducing graphene oxide modified with amine groups as a new solid phase for extraction of heavy metal ions including cadmium(II), copper(II), nickel(II), zinc(II), and lead(II). Effects of pH value, flow rates, type, concentration, and volume of the eluent
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
Hua Ke et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. A, 118(34), 6819-6826 (2014-08-01)
Excitable reaction-diffusion systems form a wealth of dissipative concentration patterns that exist not only in chemical systems but also control or disrupt biological functions. An important example are rotating spiral waves in the autocatalytic Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. We show that the
Hyunsuh Kim et al.
Vaccine, 33(43), 5786-5793 (2015-09-27)
Seasonal inactivated influenza vaccines are usually trivalent or quadrivalent and are prepared from accredited seed viruses. Yields of influenza A seed viruses can be enhanced by gene reassortment with high-yielding donor strains, but similar approaches for influenza B seed viruses
Jiebin Tang et al.
Bioresource technology, 129, 548-552 (2013-01-01)
To test a biorefinery concept, the non-wood biomass of Eulaliopsis binata was treated with dilute acid prior to dissolving pulp production at 160 °C for 30 min. The pretreatment liquor (PL) contained 42.04 g/L sugars, of which 81.46% was xylose
Min-Li Mo et al.
Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 141(5), 901-908 (2014-11-05)
Novel molecular predictive biomarkers for chemotherapy have been screened and validated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, there was no report on the correlation of genome-wide DNA methylation with survival benefit from chemotherapy in NSCLC. A sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent
Enno Kätelhön et al.
ACS nano, 8(5), 4924-4930 (2014-04-04)
We theoretically investigate reversible adsorption in electrochemical devices on a molecular level. To this end, a computational framework is introduced, which is based on 3D random walks including probabilities for adsorption and desorption events at surfaces. We demonstrate that this
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
Coralie Charrat et al.
Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology, 16(5), 792-804 (2015-02-18)
We describe the formulation of synthetic virus models based on ionic compounds bearing the polymerizable 1,2-dithiolane moiety. First, cationic amphiphiles containing the polymeric inducer were prepared and used to efficiently condense a DNA plasmid (pDNA) into a highly monodisperse population
Andra C Dumitru et al.
Nanoscale, 7(47), 20267-20276 (2015-11-19)
We have measured the intermolecular forces between small interference RNA (siRNA) and polyamidoamine dendrimers at the single molecular level. A single molecule force spectroscopy approach has been developed to measure the unbinding forces and energies between a siRNA molecule and
Chong-hao Bi et al.
Bioresource technology, 185, 185-193 (2015-03-17)
A novel process was developed for converting scum, a waste material from wastewater treatment facilities, to biodiesel. Scum is an oily waste that was skimmed from the surface of primary and secondary settling tanks in wastewater treatment plants. Currently scum
Kai-Chih Hsu et al.
Nanoscale research letters, 9(1), 484-484 (2014-09-27)
A nanocomposite of silver nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide (Ag/rGO) has been developed as a catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) to 4-aminophenol (4-AP) with sodium borohydride, owing to the larger specific surface area and synergistic effect of rGO.
Elena Pascual et al.
Journal of virology, 89(5), 2563-2574 (2014-12-19)
Bioengineering of viruses and virus-like particles (VLPs) is a well-established approach in the development of new and improved vaccines against viral and bacterial pathogens. We report here that the capsid of a major avian pathogen, infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)
Clara Sciorati et al.
Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.), 67(3), 809-822 (2014-12-17)
Muscle regeneration is a hallmark of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), a group of autoimmune disorders that are characterized by leukocyte infiltration and dysfunction of the skeletal muscle. Despite detailed studies describing the clinical and histopathologic features of IIMs, the
Ricardo Villa-Bellosta
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 38(9), 2137-2147 (2018-07-14)
Objective- Hydroxyapatite deposition on the medial layer of the aortic walls is the hallmark of vascular calcification and the most common complication in aging individuals and in patients with diabetes mellitus and those undergoing hemodialysis. Extracellular pyrophosphate is a potent
Haibo Huang et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(10), 2760-2766 (2015-02-24)
Ethanol production from food wastes does not only solve environmental issues but also provides renewable biofuels. This study investigated the feasibility of producing ethanol from food wastes at high solids content (35%, w/w). A vacuum recovery system was developed and
Daniel Novak et al.
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 104(3), 247-251 (2014-10-31)
The rotavirus has been identified as the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in young children. This study compared the levels of rotavirus-specific antibodies in breast milk and serum samples in Swedish and Bangladeshi mothers to identify any seasonal variations.
M K Mohamad Haafiz et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 93(2), 628-634 (2013-03-19)
In this work, we successfully isolated microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) from oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) fiber-total chlorine free (TCF) pulp using acid hydrolysis method. TCF pulp bleaching carried out using an oxygen-ozone-hydrogen peroxide bleaching sequence. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR)
Chengpao Cao et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 18(2), 1613-1625 (2013-01-30)
An improved synthesis of multifunctionalized pyrrolo[2,3,4-kl]acridine derivatives with different substituted patterns using silica sulfuric acid (SSA) as a heterogeneous catalyst under microwave irradiation conditions was developed. The reaction could be conducted by using readily available and inexpensive substrates within short
Shuai Wang et al.
Research in veterinary science, 99, 157-164 (2015-02-05)
In this study, a DNA vaccine (pTgGST) encoding T. gondii antioxidant glutathione-S-transferase (TgGST) inserted into eukaryotic expression vector pVAX I was constructed and the immune protective efficacy of intramuscular vaccination of mice with pTgGST was analyzed. Mice immunized with pTgGST elicited
Steven Babic et al.
Physics in medicine and biology, 53(6), 1637-1650 (2008-03-28)
Freshly prepared radiochromic ferrous xylenol-orange (FX) gels optically scanned with a light source exhibit a threshold dose response that is thermally and wavelength dependent. Correction for this threshold dose leads to accurate dose calibration and better reproducibility in multiple fraction
N Daskalakis et al.
Environmental technology, 34(17-20), 2599-2606 (2014-02-18)
The aim of this study was to identify the heavy metals forms (exchangeable and bound to carbonate, Fe/Mn oxides, bound to organic matter and sulphide, and residual) associated with different fractions of excess sludge produced by a membrane bioreactor (MBR).
Peter Jönsson et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(46), 12708-12718 (2015-11-03)
It has previously been observed that an externally applied hydrodynamic shear flow above a fluid lipid bilayer can change the local concentration of macromolecules that are associated with the lipid bilayer. The external liquid flow results in a hydrodynamic force
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