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Cheng-Yen Tsai et al.
Environmental toxicology, 34(6), 760-767 (2019-03-19)
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSSC) is a major life-threatening disease with high incidence in the Southeast Asian countries. Chronic exposure to arecoline causes genetic changes in the epithelial cells of the oral mucosa, induces proliferation through activation of the EGF
Xian Zhang et al.
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 40(3), 597-610 (2020-01-31)
By binding to its high-affinity receptor FcεR1, IgE activates mast cells, macrophages, and other inflammatory and vascular cells. Recent studies support an essential role of IgE in cardiometabolic diseases. Plasma IgE level is an independent predictor of human coronary heart
Evgeny Smirnov et al.
ACS nano, 9(6), 6565-6575 (2015-06-04)
Soft or "liquid-liquid" interfaces were functionalized by roughly half a monolayer of mirror-like nanofilms of gold nanoparticles using a precise interfacial microinjection method. The surface coverage of the nanofilm was characterized by ion transfer voltammetry. These gold nanoparticle films represent
Binxing Zheng et al.
Journal of separation science, 38(15), 2737-2745 (2015-05-13)
Hydrophobic-hydrophilic monolithic dual-phase plates have been prepared by a two-step polymerization method for two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography of low-molecular-weight compounds, namely, several dyes. The thin 200 μm poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) layers attached to microscope glass plates were prepared using a UV-initiated
Dengwu Zhao et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17276-17276 (2015-11-27)
This report investigates the enhancement of localized evaporation via separated light absorbing particles (plasmonic absorbers) and scattering particles (polystyrene nanoparticles). Evaporation has been considered as one of the most important phase-change processes in modern industries. To improve the efficiency of
Hye Lim Cha et al.
Molecular brain, 12(1), 57-57 (2019-06-22)
Go is a member of the pertussis toxin-sensitive Gi/o family. Despite its abundance in the central nervous system, the precise role of Go remains largely unknown compared to other G proteins. In the present study, we explored the functions of
Chiara Zaffino et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 149, 41-47 (2015-05-06)
Anthocyanins are an important class of natural compounds responsible for the red, purple and blue colors in a large number of flowers, fruits and cereal grains. They are polyhydroxy- and polymethoxy-derivatives of 2-phenylbenzopyrylium (flavylium) salts, which are present in nature
Wong Pooi See et al.
Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 31(10), 997-1003 (2015-10-16)
A new approach for the development of a highly sensitive aluminium(III) ion sensor via the preconcentration of aluminium(III) ion with a self-assembled monolayer on a gold nanoparticles modified screen-printed carbon electrode and current mediation by potassium ferricyanide redox behavior during
Michal Babič et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 103(6), 1141-1148 (2014-10-07)
Coprecipitation of FeCl2 and FeCl3 with aqueous ammonia was used to prepare iron oxide nanoparticles dispersible in aqueous medium. Oxidation of the particles with sodium hypochlorite then yielded maghemite (γ-Fe2 O3 ) nanoparticles which were coated with two types of
Tatiana Perevozchikova et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(6), 1946-1959 (2015-04-08)
Adsorption of proteins to solid-fluid interfaces is often empirically found to promote formation of soluble aggregates and larger, subvisible, and visible particles, but key stages in this process are often difficult to probe directly. Aggregation mediated by adsorption to water-silicon
Ruben de Vries et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(12), 8678-8687 (2015-10-12)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of shortening or omitting the dry period of dairy cows on milk casein composition. For this study, we analyzed milk samples of 90 cows with a dry period of 0
M S Matias et al.
Journal of environmental management, 159, 147-157 (2015-06-13)
Nanoscience is a field that has stood out in recent years. The accurate long-term health and environmental risks associated with these emerging materials are unknown. Therefore, this work investigated how to eliminate silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from synthetic effluents by electrocoagulation
Hong-Bo Pang et al.
Nature communications, 5, 4904-4904 (2014-10-04)
Neuropilins (NRPs) are trans-membrane receptors involved in axon guidance and vascular development. Many growth factors and other signalling molecules bind to NRPs through a carboxy (C)-terminal, basic sequence motif (C-end Rule or CendR motif). Peptides with this motif (CendR peptides)
R Geoghegan et al.
International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group, 36(1), 993-1002 (2019-09-24)
Purpose: To develop a phantom with optical and thermal properties matched to human prostate. This phantom will provide a platform for the development and characterization of 980 nm laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) systems. Methods: A polyacrylamide gel was doped with
Alexandra Collin de l'Hortet et al.
Cell metabolism, 30(2), 385-401 (2019-08-08)
The mechanisms by which steatosis of the liver progresses to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and end-stage liver disease remain elusive. Metabolic derangements in hepatocytes controlled by SIRT1 play a role in the development of fatty liver in inbred animals. The ability to
Yi-Nan Zhang et al.
ACS nano, 14(8), 9478-9490 (2020-06-02)
Nanovaccines need to be transported to lymph node follicles to induce humoral immunity and generate neutralizing antibodies. Here, we discovered that subcapsular sinus macrophages play a barrier role to prevent nanovaccines from accessing lymph node follicles. This is illustrated by
Hiroshi Itoh et al.
Journal of leukocyte biology, 98(1), 107-117 (2015-04-25)
Autophagy occurs in human neutrophils after the phagocytosis of multidrug-resistant bacteria and drug-sensitive strains, including Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The present study detected autophagy by immunoblot analysis of LC3B conversion, by confocal scanning microscopic examination of LC3B aggregate formation
Gabriella Costabile et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(8), 2604-2617 (2015-05-15)
Inhaled antivirulence drugs are currently considered a promising therapeutic option to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF). We have recently shown that the anthelmintic drug niclosamide (NCL) has strong quorum sensing (QS) inhibiting activity against P. aeruginosa
Megan Melland-Smith et al.
Autophagy, 11(4), 653-669 (2015-04-09)
Bioactive sphingolipids including ceramides are involved in a variety of pathophysiological processes by regulating cell death and survival. The objective of the current study was to examine ceramide metabolism in preeclampsia, a serious disorder of pregnancy characterized by oxidative stress
Jung-Hoon Lee et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7571-7571 (2015-06-27)
Much of the interest in noble metal nanoparticles is due to their plasmonic resonance responses and local field enhancement, both of which can be tuned through the size and shape of the particles. However, both properties suffer from the loss
Louis B G Cortes et al.
Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal, 29(6), 064003-064003 (2016-12-22)
We report on the confinement of colloidal liquid crystals in three dimensional chambers with a square footprint. To this end we use colloidal silica rods and exploit their relatively large density difference with respect to the dispersing solvent to study
Ayten Azizova Gurbanova et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 28(31), 7828-7836 (2008-08-01)
We showed previously that genetic absence epilepsy rats from Strasbourg (GAERS) resist secondary generalization of focal limbic seizures after electrical kindling. We now investigate the effect of intra-amygdaloid injection of kainic acid, as another model of temporal lobe epilepsy, focusing
Seongjun So et al.
PloS one, 15(5), e0233057-e0233057 (2020-05-13)
Poor survival of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) following freezing, thawing, or passaging hinders the maintenance and differentiation of stem cells. Rho-associated kinases (ROCKs) play a crucial role in hPSC survival. To date, a typical ROCK inhibitor, Y-27632, has been
Bradley T Estes et al.
Nature protocols, 5(7), 1294-1311 (2010-07-03)
The ability to isolate, expand and differentiate adult stem cells into a chondrogenic lineage is an important step in the development of tissue engineering approaches for cartilage repair or regeneration for the treatment of joint injury or osteoarthritis, as well
Michal Bittner et al.
Chemosphere, 132, 56-62 (2015-03-24)
Recombinant yeast assays (RYAs) constitute a suitable tool for the environmental monitoring of compounds with endocrine disrupting activities, notably estrogenicity and androgenicity. Conventional procedures require yeast reconstitution from frozen stock, which usually takes several days and demands additional equipment. With
José F Huertas-Pérez et al.
Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 32(8), 1352-1357 (2015-07-01)
A rapid, simple and effective method for the determination of citrinin in rice by UHPLC coupled to fluorescence detection has been developed and validated. Extraction of citrinin from rice samples was achieved by applying a QuEChERS-based extraction/partitioning process with water
Richard Weiszmann et al.
Nature protocols, 4(5), 605-618 (2009-04-11)
We describe a high-throughput protocol for RNA in situ hybridization (ISH) to Drosophila embryos in a 96-well format. cDNA or genomic DNA templates are amplified by PCR and then digoxigenin-labeled ribonucleotides are incorporated into antisense RNA probes by in vitro
María A Ortega et al.
Lab on a chip, 19(15), 2568-2580 (2019-06-28)
Despite the increasing number of organs-on-a-chip that have been developed in the past decade, limited efforts have been made to integrate a sensing system for in situ continual measurements of biomarkers from three-dimensional (3D) tissues. Here, we present a custom-made
Mohammed Adil Butt et al.
Oncotarget, 8(15), 25080-25096 (2017-02-18)
Mucin glycoprotein 1 (MUC1) is a glycosylated transmembrane protein on epithelial cells. We investigate MUC1 as a therapeutic target in Barrett's epithelium (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) and provide proof of concept for a light based therapy targeting MUC1. MUC1
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