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Haolin Chen et al.
Experimental gerontology, 72, 8-15 (2015-09-04)
The capacity of Brown Norway rat Leydig cells to produce testosterone (T) decreases with aging. In a previous study, we reported that a new generation of Leydig cells can be restored in both young and old rat testes after a
Koray Soygun et al.
Microscopy research and technique, 83(1), 3-9 (2019-10-12)
This study aimed to use scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) to examine the elements that passed into the gastric acid solution after the application of a gastric acid erosive cycle to chitosan modified glass ionomer cement (GIC).
Shanna A Arnold et al.
Clinical & experimental metastasis, 33(1), 29-44 (2015-10-13)
The extracellular matrix protein fibronectin (FN) contributes to the structural integrity of tissues as well as the adhesive and migratory functions of cells. While FN is abundantly expressed in adult tissues, the expression of several alternatively spliced FN isoforms is
Massimo Venditti et al.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI, 11(1) (2021-01-14)
Herein is reported the first evidence of the protective role of D-aspartic acid (D-Asp) in preventing the toxic effect exerted by the alkylating agent ethane dimethane sulfonate (EDS) in the rat testis. We confirmed that EDS treatment specifically destroyed Leydig
Maria Carmen Catapano et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(17) (2019-08-28)
Hydroxyl radicals (•OH) can be generated via Fenton chemistry catalyzed by transition metals. An in vitro Fenton system was developed to test both the inhibition and stimulation of •OH formation, by monitoring salicylate aromatic hydroxylation derivatives as markers of •OH
Monica Mattarozzi et al.
Micron (Oxford, England : 1993), 75, 18-26 (2015-05-20)
Environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) permits to analyze samples in their native-hydrated state, allowing a broad spectrum of biological applications. In this study, ESEM equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) was used as a fast method to analyze tissue
Bokyeong Lee et al.
Waste management (New York, N.Y.), 116, 140-146 (2020-08-18)
Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) is a highly efficient method for producing electricity but discharges a byproduct in the form of a glassy slag, similar to other electricity generation operations. Several technologies for recycling IGCC slag have been developed thus
Flavia Pinzari et al.
Fungal biology, 120(12), 1582-1599 (2016-11-29)
Fungi dissolve soil minerals by acidification and mechanical disruption. Dissolution may occur at the microscale (contact between fungus and mineral) and medium scale (entire mineral grains). Mineral weathering by fungi and other microorganisms is thought to be of significant global
Chenmin Yao et al.
The journal of adhesive dentistry, 22(1), 85-97 (2020-02-08)
The material structure and chemical elemental composition of a new self-adhesive composite hybrid were investigated. The bonding performance when applied on flat (FLAT) vs high C-factor class-I cavity-bottom (CAVITY) dentin and in light-cure (LC) vs self-cure (SC) mode was determined.
Bum-Ho Bin et al.
EMBO molecular medicine, 6(8), 1028-1042 (2014-07-11)
The zinc transporter protein ZIP13 plays critical roles in bone, tooth, and connective tissue development, and its dysfunction is responsible for the spondylocheirodysplastic form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (SCD-EDS, OMIM 612350). Here, we report the molecular pathogenic mechanism of SCD-EDS caused
Lei Yan et al.
Journal of peptide science : an official publication of the European Peptide Society, 21(7), 577-585 (2015-04-09)
Membrane curvature and lipid composition plays a critical role in interchanging of matter and energy in cells. Peptide curvature sensors are known to activate signaling pathways and promote molecular transport across cell membranes. Recently, the 25-mer MARCKS-ED peptide, which is
Falk Saupe et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 31(3), 1204-1214 (2016-12-21)
With the aim to improve the efficacy of therapeutic vaccines that target self-antigens, we have developed a novel fusion protein vaccine on the basis of the C-terminal multimerizing end of the variable lymphocyte receptor B (VLRB), the Ig equivalent in
T P McAuliffe et al.
Ultramicroscopy, 211, 112944-112944 (2020-01-31)
The routine and unique determination of minor phases in microstructures is critical to materials science. In metallurgy alone, applications include alloy and process development and the understanding of degradation in service. We develop a correlative method, exploring superalloy microstructures, which
Vishma Pratap Sur et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 21(7) (2020-04-16)
The current epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections urges to develop alternatives to less-effective antibiotics. To assess anti-bacterial potential, a novel coordinate compound (RU-S4) was synthesized using ruthenium-Schiff base-benzimidazole ligand, where ruthenium chloride was used as the central atom. RU-S4 was characterized
Mustafa Mahfuz et al.
Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 29(5), 655-662 (2018-09-07)
Dietary exposure to aflatoxin is implicated in growth faltering of children. Despite the high burden of childhood stunting in urban Bangladesh, there are no data on long-term exposure to aflatoxin. This study aimed to explore aflatoxin exposure levels in a
Zehra Edis et al.
Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland), 8(4) (2019-10-30)
Antimicrobial agents containing symmetrical triiodides complexes with halogen bonding may release free iodine molecules in a controlled manner. This happens due to interactions with the plasma membrane of microorganisms which lead to changes in the structure of the triiodide anion.
Puneet Gill et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 50, 37-44 (2015-03-10)
The constant demand for new implant materials and the multidisciplinary design approaches for stent applications have expanded vastly over the past decade. The biocompatibility of these implant materials is a function of their surface characteristics such as morphology, surface chemistry
Andrea Porto Carreiro Campos et al.
Micron (Oxford, England : 1993), 120, 17-24 (2019-02-14)
The study of fossil feathers has been revitalized in the last few decades and has contributed significantly to paleontological studies of dinosaurs and birds. Specific morphological and physicochemical characteristics of the microscale structures of feathers and the protein keratin are
Dirk Dobritzsch et al.
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), 31, 92-97 (2015-05-26)
Freshwater fungi which can survive under metal exposure receive increasing scientific attention. Enhanced synthesis of sulphide and glutathione but no phytochelatin synthesis in response to cadmium (up to 80 μM Cd(2+) in the medium) was measured in the aquatic hyphomycete
Hao Yu et al.
Journal of prosthodontic research, 63(3), 340-346 (2019-02-23)
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of chemical conditioning and self-adhesive resins (SARs) on the bonding of mechanically conditioned high-strength composite resin block (HSCRB). Eighteen sections of HSCRB (KZR-CAD HR 3 Gammatheta, Yamakin) were treated with alumina air abrasion
Keiichi Moriguchi et al.
Microscopy (Oxford, England), 68(2), 111-121 (2018-11-01)
A 3, 3'-diaminobenzidine (DAB)-based method was used to detect the localization of endogenous peroxidase activity in Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) parotid gland acinar cells. The tissue had previously been resin-embedded in gelatin capsules for routine electron microscopic observations and thus
Cédric Leduc et al.
Frontiers in molecular biosciences, 8, 643178-643178 (2021-04-06)
A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type I motif (ADAMTS)2 and ADAMTS14 were originally known for their ability to cleave the aminopropeptides of fibrillar collagens. Previous work using N-terminomic approach (N-TAILS) in vitro led to the identification of new substrates
Stéphane Faucher et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 1028, 104-112 (2018-06-10)
A careful separation, identification and characterization of polymer-coated quantum dots (P-QDs) in complex media such as soil solution is the key point to understand their behaviour and to accurately predict their fate in the environment. In the present study, a
Dimitrios G Trikkaliotis et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 234, 115890-115890 (2020-02-20)
A novel adsorbent material composed of chitosan (Cs), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) was prepared in hydrogel bead form to efficiently remove copper ions from aqueous solutions. The properties of the composite were characterized by scanning electronic microscopy
How can novel microscopic approaches shed light on the function of nucleic acid-based drugs?
Daniel Vocelle et al.
Future medicinal chemistry, 7(13), 1623-1625 (2015-09-19)
Ilker Kara et al.
Journal of forensic sciences, 60(4), 1030-1033 (2015-04-14)
In this study, chemical composition and morphology of gunshot residue (GSR) of 9 × 19 mm Parabellum-type MKE (Turkey)-brand ammunition were analyzed by scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. GSR samples were collected by "swab" technique from the shooter's right hand
Luciana Abreu da Rosa et al.
Molecular and cellular endocrinology, 511, 110850-110850 (2020-05-11)
Testosterone (T) and its 17-α epimer, epitestosterone (EpiT), are described as having non-classical effects in addition to their classical androgen actions via the intracellular androgen receptor (iAR). The actions of these androgens play an essential role in triggering factors that
Gal Mor Khalifa et al.
Journal of structural biology, 213(4), 107803-107803 (2021-10-26)
Stony coral exoskeletons build the foundation for the most biologically diverse marine ecosystems on Earth, coral reefs, which face major threats due to many anthropogenic-related stressors. Therefore, understanding coral biomineralization mechanisms is crucial for coral reef management in the coming
Steven Dreissig et al.
PloS one, 10(9), e0137677-e0137677 (2015-09-12)
The detection of meiotic crossovers in crop plants currently relies on scoring DNA markers in a segregating population or cytological visualization. We investigated the feasibility of using flow-sorted haploid nuclei, Phi29 DNA polymerase-based whole-genome-amplification (WGA) and multi-locus KASP-genotyping to measure
Pei Jin Lim et al.
Genes, 10(7) (2019-07-11)
Kyphoscoliotic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (kEDS) is a rare genetic heterogeneous disease clinically characterized by congenital muscle hypotonia, kyphoscoliosis, and joint hypermobility. kEDS is caused by biallelic pathogenic variants in either PLOD1 or FKBP14. PLOD1 encodes the lysyl hydroxylase 1 enzyme responsible
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