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Shih-Heng Chen et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 20(7) (2019-04-04)
Peritendinous adhesion is a major complication after tendon injury and the subsequent repairs or reconstructions. The degree of adhesion can be reduced by the interposition of a membranous barrier between the traumatized tendon and the surrounding tissue. In the present
Bradley P Sullivan et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(8), 2665-2674 (2015-04-29)
Antibiotic multiresistant pneumonia is a risk associated with long-term mechanical ventilation. Vancomycin is commonly prescribed for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections; however, current formulations of vancomycin are only given intravenously. High doses of vancomycin have been associated with severe renal toxicity.
Hermann C Altmeppen et al.
eLife, 4 (2015-02-06)
The prion protein (PrP(C)) is highly expressed in the nervous system and critically involved in prion diseases where it misfolds into pathogenic PrP(Sc). Moreover, it has been suggested as a receptor mediating neurotoxicity in common neurodegenerative proteinopathies such as Alzheimer's
Cameron J Mitchell et al.
Nutrients, 7(10), 8685-8699 (2015-10-28)
The differential ability of various milk protein fractions to stimulate muscle protein synthesis (MPS) has been previously described, with whey protein generally considered to be superior to other fractions. However, the relative ability of a whole milk protein to stimulate
Sarah R Sabir et al.
PloS one, 10(10), e0140975-e0140975 (2015-10-27)
The Nek11 kinase is a potential mediator of the DNA damage response whose expression is upregulated in early stage colorectal cancers (CRCs). Here, using RNAi-mediated depletion, we examined the role of Nek11 in HCT116 WT and p53-null CRC cells exposed
Davy Baudelet et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 986-987, 35-43 (2015-02-24)
The P2X receptors are seven-transmembrane domain G protein-coupled receptors and the 7 subtypes of P2X receptors identified in humans, and named P2X1 to P2X7, are channel receptors whose endogenous ligand is ATP. New antagonists of the P2X7 receptor were developed
Antonelle Pardo et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 128-139 (2014-09-10)
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) based on quercetin and synthesized by either bulk, precipitation or suspension polymerization were characterized in terms of size and shape by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). After a study of rebinding protocols
Stuart J Khan et al.
Chirality, 26(11), 739-746 (2014-12-17)
Ibuprofen and naproxen are commonly used members of a class of pharmaceuticals known as 2-arylpropionic acids (2-APAs). Both are chiral chemicals and can exist as either of two (R)- and (S)-enantiomers. Enantioselective analyses of effluents from municipal wastewater treatment plants
Maree T Smith et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(7), 2388-2396 (2015-05-23)
This study was designed to assess the analgesic efficacy and systemic exposure of oxycodone administered topically in a novel tocopheryl phosphate mixture (TPM) gel formulation, to the inflamed hindpaws in a rat model of inflammatory pain. Unilateral hindpaw inflammation was
Bingfang Shi et al.
Talanta, 142, 131-139 (2015-05-25)
Nitrogen doping has been a powerful method to modulate the properties of carbon materials for various applications, and N-doped graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have gained remarkable interest because of their unique chemical, electronic, and optical properties. Herein, we introduce a
Kui Yang et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(17), 5199-5210 (2015-03-31)
Diglycerides play a central role in lipid metabolism and signaling in mammalian cells. Although diacylglycerol molecular species comprise the majority of cellular diglycerides that are commonly measured using a variety of approaches, identification of extremely low abundance vinyl ether diglycerides
Nrupa Borkar et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 89, 216-223 (2014-12-17)
Apomorphine, a subcutaneously administered drug for Parkinson's disease with short half-life requires frequent administration leading to patient non-compliance. This study aimed at synthesising and purifying lipophilic diesters of apomorphine, and investigating their in vitro degradation in biorelevant media before and
Manos Gkikas et al.
Biomacromolecules, 16(11), 3686-3693 (2015-10-16)
Novel poly(L-lysine)-block-poly(L-proline) (PLL-b-PLP)-based materials with all PLP helical conformers, i.e., PLP II and the rare PLP I are here reported. Electrostatic supramolecular complexation of the adjacent cationic PLL with anionic molecules bearing DNA analogue H-bonding functionalities, such as deoxyguanosine monophosphate
Qin-Hua Gu et al.
Nature communications, 6, 6789-6789 (2015-04-11)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) is a form of synaptic plasticity that results in enhanced synaptic strength. It is associated with the formation and enlargement of dendritic spines-tiny protrusions accommodating excitatory synapses. Both LTP and spine remodelling are crucial for brain development
Anita Aranyi et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1387, 123-133 (2015-02-18)
The direct separation of the enantiomers of 1-(α-aminoarylmethyl)-2-naphthol, 1-(α-aminoalkyl)-2-naphthol, 2-(α-aminoarylmethyl)-1-naphthol analogues and 2-(1-amino-2-methylpropyl)-1-naphthol) was investigated in supercritical fluid chromatography. Five commercially available chiral stationary phases based on immobilized polysaccharide chiral selectors (Chiralpak IA, IB, IC, ID and IE) were evaluated.
S K Jain et al.
Indian journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 76(5), 415-422 (2014-11-27)
Curcumin-diclofenac conjugate as been synthesized by esterification of phenolic group of curcumin with the acid moiety of diclofenac, and characterized by mass spectrometry, NMR, FTIR, DSC, thermogravimetric analysis and X-ray diffraction analysis. The relative solubility of curcumin-diclofenac conjugate, curcumin and
Nusheng Chen et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 128, 122-129 (2015-05-26)
Biocomposites with tunable properties were successfully prepared through ionic assembly between anionic carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and cationic copolymers (quaternized poly(l-lactide)-block-poly N,N-dimethylamino-2-ethyl methacrylate) (PLA-b-PDMAEMA). The quaternized PDMAEMA segment not only works as a compatibilizer between hydrophilic CMC and hydrophobic PLA, but
Veli C Ozalp et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 853, 533-540 (2014-12-04)
A quartz crystal microbalance sensor (QCM) was developed for sensitive and specific detection of Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium cells in food samples by integrating a magnetic bead purification system. Although many sensor formats based on bioaffinity agents have been developed
Shuang Liu et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(13), 6169-6174 (2015-03-04)
A helix chain Dy(3+) compound, [Dy(HNA)(NA)2(NO3)]n (1, HNA = nicotinic acid), was synthesized under solvothermal conditions and fully characterized. The absolute configurations of the enantiomers in P6₁ and P6₅ space groups are characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and circular
Qian Zhang et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(12), 8698-8709 (2015-09-28)
Elevated needs for glucose in lactating dairy cows are met through a combination of increased capacity for gluconeogenesis and increased supply of gluconeogenic precursors, primarily propionate. This study evaluated the effects of propionate on mRNA expression of cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase
Stacy M Copp et al.
ACS nano, 9(3), 2303-2310 (2015-01-30)
The remarkable precision that DNA scaffolds provide for arraying nanoscale optical elements enables optical phenomena that arise from interactions of metal nanoparticles, dye molecules, and quantum dots placed at nanoscale separations. However, control of ensemble optical properties has been limited
Chaemyeong Lee et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 127, 89-95 (2015-02-07)
Adopting the strong metal binding moiety of a mussel protein, a novel bolaamphiphile molecule was prepared and applied to the fabrication of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles. The novel bolaamphiphile molecule with 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) end groups was synthesized and its self-assembly was
Le Ngoc Tran et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1396, 140-147 (2015-04-22)
A weak anion-exchanger chiral selector, quinine-incorporated silica/zirconia hybrid monolithic (QUI-S/ZHM) capillary column was prepared by sol-gel technology. The performance of the QUI-S/ZHM column was investigated for enantioresolution of a set of acidic chiral drugs and dinitrobenzoyl (DNB)-amino acids by capillary
Ratchanee Kongkachuichai et al.
Food chemistry, 173, 838-846 (2014-12-04)
Evidence from epidemiological studies has strongly suggested that diets rich in fruits and vegetables play a vital role in disease prevention. The aim of this study was to determine nutrient and antioxidant content for 15 varieties of indigenous vegetables and
Olumuyiwa N Adedeji et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 59(9), 5114-5122 (2015-04-22)
Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have been adopted by most African countries, including Nigeria, as first-line treatments for uncomplicated falciparum malaria. Fixed-dose combinations of these ACTs, amodiaquine-artesunate (FDC AQAS) and artemether-lumefantrine (AL), were introduced in Nigeria to improve compliance and achieve
Konstantina C Fylaktakidou et al.
ChemMedChem, 6(1), 153-168 (2010-11-26)
Polyphosphorylated and perphosphorylated hexopyranose monosaccharides and disaccharides were synthesized from parent or partially protected carbohydrates as potential allosteric effectors of hemoglobin. A study toward the construction of seven- and eight-membered cyclic pyrophosphates was also performed on the sugars which had
J Jeong et al.
Domestic animal endocrinology, 52, 82-89 (2015-05-02)
Apolipoprotein D (APOD) is a glycoprotein which is widely expressed in mammalian tissues. It is structurally and functionally similar to the lipocalins which are multiple lipid-binding proteins that transport hydrophobic ligands and other small hydrophobic molecules, including cholesterol and several
A E Kip et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 998-999, 57-62 (2015-07-15)
Phagocytes, the physiological compartment in which Leishmania parasites reside, are the main site of action of the drug miltefosine, but the intracellular pharmacokinetics of miltefosine remain unexplored. We developed a bioanalytical method to quantify miltefosine in human peripheral blood mononuclear
Ana Pascual et al.
Biomacromolecules, 16(4), 1169-1178 (2015-03-13)
In this study, a new family of broad-spectrum antimicrobial polycarbonate hydrogels has been successfully synthesized and characterized. Tertiary amine-containing eight-membered monofunctional and difunctional cyclic carbonates were synthesized, and chemically cross-linked polycarbonate hydrogels were obtained by copolymerizing these monomers with a
Naoki Itoh et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1404, 141-145 (2015-06-11)
A rapid and mild purification method for nanoparticles using the commercially available monolithic silica disk, MonoSpin(®), was developed. The nanoparticles were purified from a dispersed solution by filtration with the aid of centrifugation at 2290×g for 2min. The purification conditions
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