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Joo Hyung Kim et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16123-16123 (2015-11-04)
One long-standing goal in the emerging field of flexible and transparent electronic devices is to meet the demand of key markets, such as enhanced output performance for metal oxide semiconductor thin film transistors (TFTs) prepared by a solution process. While
Ruben Magni et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 346-346 (2015-11-06)
Prompt antibiotic treatment of early stage Lyme borreliosis (LB) prevents progression to severe multisystem disease. There is a clinical need to improve the diagnostic specificity of early stage Lyme assays in the period prior to the mounting of a robust
F Munarin et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 72, 199-209 (2014-08-12)
Pectin-based biocomposite hydrogels were produced by internal gelation, using different hydroxyapatite (HA) powders from commercial source or synthesized by the wet chemical method. HA possesses the double functionality of cross-linking agent and inorganic reinforcement. The mineralogical composition, grain size, specific
Xiao-Lin Hou et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 962, 20-29 (2014-06-03)
A simple, sensitive and reliable analytical method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 38 veterinary drugs (18 sulfonamides, 11 quinolones and 9 benzimidazoles) and 8 metabolites of benzimidazoles in bovine milk by ultra high performance liquid chromatography-positive electrospray ionization
Michalina Oplatowska-Stachowiak et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(43), 9441-9451 (2015-10-10)
There are more than 300 potential mycotoxins that can contaminate food and feed and cause adverse effects in humans and animals. The data on the co-occurrence of mycotoxins in novel animal feed materials, such as distiller's dried grain with solubles
Bat-Chen Cohen et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0121645-e0121645 (2015-03-11)
Milk fat globule size is determined by the size of its precursors-intracellular lipid droplets-and is tightly associated with its composition. We examined the relationship between phospholipid composition of mammary epithelial cells and the size of both intracellular and secreted milk
Manuel Happe et al.
Bioresource technology, 200, 435-443 (2015-11-01)
Phosphate remobilization from digested sewage sludge containing iron phosphate was scaled-up in a microbial fuel cell (MFC). A 3litre triple chambered MFC was constructed. This reactor was operated as a microbial fuel cell and later as a microbial electrolysis cell
Sarah E Stewart et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848(1 Pt A), 115-126 (2014-10-15)
Streptolysin O (SLO) is a bacterial pore forming protein that is part of the cholesterol dependent cytolysin (CDC) family. We have used quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) to examine SLO membrane binding and pore formation. In this system
Seyedeh Parinaz Akhlaghi et al.
Carbohydrate research, 409, 48-55 (2015-05-02)
A simple protocol was used to prepare amine functionalized cellulose nanocrystals (CNC-NH2). In the first step, epichlorohydrin (EPH) was reacted with ammonium hydroxide to produce 2-hydroxy-3-chloro propylamine (HCPA). In the next step, HCPA was grafted to CNC using the etherification
Theresa A Isbell et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 980, 65-71 (2015-01-16)
The determination of morphine and its isobaric metabolites morphine-3-beta-d-glucuronide (M3G) and morphine-6-beta-d-glucuronide (M6G) is useful for therapeutic drug monitoring and forensic identification of drug use. In particular, capillary electrophoresis with mass spectrometry (CE-MS) represents an attractive tool for opioid analysis.
Youngjoo Kwon et al.
PloS one, 6(4), e18872-e18872 (2011-04-29)
Epithelial ovarian cancer is an aggressive and deadly disease and understanding its invasion mechanisms is critical for its treatment. We sought to study the penetration/invasion of ovarian tumor cells into extracellular matrices (ECMs) using a fibroblast-derived three-dimensional (3D) culture model
Oliver Wahl et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 95, 1-10 (2014-03-19)
For the impurity profiling of the mucolytic and anti-inflammatory drug carbocisteine a high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method using corona charged aerosol detection (CAD) was developed and fully validated following the ICH guideline Q2(R1). The response was linear (R²>0.995) over
Yang Yang et al.
Environmental science & technology, 48(20), 12362-12369 (2014-09-16)
Disinfectants inactivate pathogens in source water; however, they also react with organic matter and bromide/iodide to form disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Although only a few DBP classes have been systematically analyzed for toxicity, iodinated and brominated DBPs tend to be the
Hongxu Lu et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 100(9), 2507-2516 (2012-05-25)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds derived from cultured cells have drawn increasing attention for use in tissue engineering. We have developed a method to prepare cultured cell-derived ECM scaffolds by combining three-dimensional cell culture, decellularization, and selective template removal. Cell-ECM-template complexes
Zheng Ser et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 475, 22-28 (2015-01-24)
The successful extraction of metabolites is a critical step in metabolite profiling. By optimizing metabolite extraction, the range and quantitative capacity of metabolomics studies can be improved. We considered eight separate extraction protocols for the preparation of a metabolite extract
Ciceron Ayala-Orozco et al.
ACS nano, 8(6), 6372-6381 (2014-06-04)
Au nanoparticles with plasmon resonances in the near-infrared (NIR) region of the spectrum efficiently convert light into heat, a property useful for the photothermal ablation of cancerous tumors subsequent to nanoparticle uptake at the tumor site. A critical aspect of
Angela Rodayan et al.
The Science of the total environment, 487, 731-739 (2014-04-15)
In this study the levels of 19 drugs of abuse were estimated throughout a wastewater treatment plant using polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS), 24h composite samples and grab samples. Overall removal efficiencies and removals in between each treatment unit
Miranda G M Kok et al.
Talanta, 132, 1-7 (2014-12-06)
In order to assess the utility of a recently developed capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) method for the study of anionic metabolites in urine, a comparison was made with hydrophilic interaction chromatography-MS (HILIC-MS) using negative electrospray ionization. After optimization of the
Shahid Ullah et al.
Analytical chemistry, 87(22), 11553-11560 (2015-10-28)
An analytical method based on high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry was developed for the quantitative determination of four phosphatidylcholines (PCs) in human exhaled breath particles. Analytes were conveniently collected on an electrostatic polymer filter and extracted
Rui Liang et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 8078-8078 (2015-01-30)
Oxidative stress and apoptosis are involved in Ochratoxin A (OTA)-induced renal cytotoxicity. Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) is a Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase (MAPKKK, MAP3K) family member that plays an important role in oxidative stress-induced cell apoptosis. In this
Siddhartha Sankar Boxi et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(47), 20464-20474 (2015-11-07)
Arsenic poisoning from drinking water has been an important global issue in recent years. Because of the high level toxicity of arsenic to human health, an easy, inexpensive, low level and highly selective detection technique is of great importance to
Junlong Tian et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 8025-8025 (2015-01-27)
A carbon-matrix nickel composite magnetoplasmonic film with a 3D sub-micron periodic triangular roof-type antireflection structure (SPTAS) was fabricated via a simple and promising method that combines chemosynthesis with biomimetic techniques. The Troides helena (Linnaeus) forewing (T_FW) was chosen as the
Erin Gemperline et al.
Analytical methods : advancing methods and applications, 6(16), 6389-6396 (2015-02-11)
(RS)-3-(2-carboxypiperazin-4-yl)-propyl-1-phosphonic acid (CPP) is a competitive antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and is routinely used with rodent models to investigate the role of NMDA receptors in brain function. This highly polar compound is difficult to separate from biological matrices.
Shiau Hui Diong et al.
Journal of analytical toxicology, 38(9), 660-666 (2014-08-12)
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry quantitative method was developed to monitor concentrations of methadone and its metabolite 2-ethylidene-1,5-dimethyl-3,3-diphenylpyrrolidine (EDDP) in plasma and urine of patients. The developed method was simple, accurate and reproducible to quantify methadone and EDDP in plasma and urine
Mir Mahdi Abolghasemi et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1381, 48-53 (2015-01-27)
In the present study, 12-tungstophosphoric (PW) acid as heteropoly acid, supported on silica-coated γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles (NPs), was used as a new fiber coating for solid-phase microextraction (SPME). The γ-Fe2O3@SiO2-PW nanocomposite with high surface area was synthesized and characterized by SEM
Shengqiang Tong et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1374, 77-84 (2014-12-06)
Spiral tube assembly counter-current chromatography was successfully applied in enantioseparation of dl-tryptophan using bovine serum albumin as chiral selector. An improved biphasic aqueous-aqueous solvent system 12.0% (w/w) polyethyleneglycol 8000-9.0% (w/w) dibasic potassium phosphate-0.1% ammonia-78.9% water was used as the solvent
Qi Ge et al.
American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology, 309(10), L1093-L1102 (2015-09-06)
Altered ECM protein deposition is a feature in asthmatic airways. Fibronectin (Fn), an ECM protein produced by human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs), is increased in asthmatic airways. This study investigated the regulation of Fn production in asthmatic or nonasthmatic HBECs
Matthew N Newmeyer et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1358, 68-74 (2014-07-30)
Methamphetamine is a widely abused psychostimulant containing a chiral center. Consumption of over-the-counter and prescription medications may yield positive amphetamines results, but chiral separation of l- and d-methamphetamine and its metabolite amphetamine can help determine whether the source was licit
Ahilanandan Dushianthan et al.
Respiratory research, 15, 128-128 (2014-11-08)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening critical illness, characterised by qualitative and quantitative surfactant compositional changes associated with premature airway collapse, gas-exchange abnormalities and acute hypoxic respiratory failure. The underlying mechanisms for this dysregulation in surfactant metabolisms are
Luise Oemisch et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1370, 17-24 (2014-12-03)
Many studies in pharmacology, toxicology and environmental science require a method for determining the freely dissolved concentration of a target substance. A recently developed tool for this purpose is equilibrium passive sampling with polymeric materials. However, this method has rarely
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