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DeQing Cao et al.
Drug and chemical toxicology, 38(1), 44-49 (2014-03-22)
A Type II pyrethroid pesticide β-cypermethrin is widely used in agriculture and domestic applications for pest control. However, the effect of β-cypermethrin on the glutamate neurotransmitter has not been well-documented. In the current study, mice were treated with 20, 40
Hyunji Lee et al.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 99(22), 9473-9481 (2015-06-11)
The enzyme ferulic acid decarboxylase (FADase) from Enterobacter sp. Px6-4 catalyzes the decarboxylation reaction of lignin monomers and phenolic compounds such as p-coumaric acid, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid into their corresponding 4-vinyl derivatives, that is, 4-vinylphenol, 4-vinylcatechol, and 4-vinylguaiacol
Tarek A Ahmed et al.
AAPS PharmSciTech, 15(3), 772-780 (2014-03-22)
The objective of this study was to investigate the sustained release of a hydrophilic drug, montelukast (MK), from two biodegradable polymeric drug delivery systems, in situ implant (ISI) and in situ microparticles (ISM). N-Methyl pyrrolidone (NMP), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), triacetin
Jae Kyoo Lee et al.
Quarterly reviews of biophysics, 48(4), 437-444 (2015-11-06)
Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, we have studied the synthesis of isoquinoline in a charged electrospray droplet and the complexation between cytochrome c and maltose in a fused droplet to investigate the feasibility of droplets to drive reactions (both covalent and
Jian-Sheng Liu et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 9, 3923-3935 (2014-08-26)
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) mediated drug efflux across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is an important mechanism underlying poor brain penetration of certain antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Nanomaterials, as drug carriers, can overcome P-gp activity and improve the targeted delivery of AEDs. However, their
Gemma Moiset et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(46), 16167-16175 (2014-10-16)
Disaccharides are well-known for their membrane protective ability. Interaction between sugars and multicomponent membranes, however, remains largely unexplored. Here, we combine molecular dynamics simulations and fluorescence microscopy to study the effect of mono- and disaccharides on membranes that phase separate
Thiloka C Ariyasena et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1361, 240-254 (2014-08-30)
Retention factors on several columns and at various temperatures using gas chromatography and from reversed-phase liquid chromatography on a SunFire C18 column with various mobile phase compositions containing acetonitrile, methanol and tetrahydrofuran as strength adjusting solvents are combined with liquid-liquid
Elizabeth A Wellberg et al.
Breast cancer research : BCR, 16(6), 481-481 (2014-12-05)
Spot14 (S14), encoded by the THRSP gene, regulates de novo fatty acid synthesis in the liver, adipose, and lactating mammary gland. We recently showed that S14 stimulated fatty acid synthase (FASN) activity in vitro, and increased the synthesis of fatty
Marcello Locatelli et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1388, 79-86 (2015-02-24)
This paper reports the validation of a quantitative high performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array (HPLC-PDA) method for the simultaneous analysis, in mouse plasma, of eperisone hydrochloride and paracetamol by protein precipitation using zinc sulphate-methanol-acetonitrile. The analytes were resolved on a Gemini
Esther See et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 473(1-2), 528-535 (2014-08-01)
To facilitate the development of a liposomal formulation for cancer therapy, the physicochemical properties of asulacrine (ASL), an anticancer drug candidate, were characterized. Nano-liposomes were prepared by thin-film hydration in conjugation with active drug loading using ammonium sulphate and post-insertion
Lennart Leßmeier et al.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 99(23), 10163-10176 (2015-08-16)
Methanol, a one-carbon compound, can be utilized by a variety of bacteria and other organisms as carbon and energy source and is regarded as a promising substrate for biotechnological production. In this study, a strain of non-methylotrophic Corynebacterium glutamicum, which
Sung Pil Hyun et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(21), 16463-16474 (2015-08-19)
Cis-1,2,-dichloroethylene (cis-DCE) is a toxic, persistent contaminant occurring mainly as a daughter product of incomplete degradation of perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE). This paper reports on abiotic reductive dechlorination of cis-DCE by mackinawite (FeS1-x), a ferrous monosulfide, under variable geochemical
Francesca Giuffrida et al.
Lipids, 49(10), 997-1004 (2014-09-05)
It has been reported that dietary gangliosides may have an important role in preventing infections and in brain development during early infancy. However, data related to the evolution of their concentration over the different stages of lactation are scarce. Liquid
Anna C C Aguiar et al.
Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 110(7), 906-913 (2015-11-13)
Several species of Aspidosperma plants are used to treat diseases in the tropics, including Aspidosperma ramiflorum, which acts against leishmaniasis, an activity that is experimentally confirmed. The species, known as guatambu-yellow, yellow peroba, coffee-peroba and matiambu, grows in the Atlantic
Panfeng Yu et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 959, 55-61 (2014-04-29)
This paper described a novel application of PEGylated magnetic carbon nanotubes as solid-phase extraction nanosorbents for the determination of puerarin in rat plasma by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A solvothermal method was employed for the synthesis of monodisperse magnetites
Zhuoyang Fan et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0120129-e0120129 (2015-04-02)
Genexol-PM, produced by Samyang Company (Korea) is an excellent preparation of paclitaxel (PTX) for clinical cancer treatment. However, it cannot resolve the issue of multidrug resistance (MDR)-a significant problem in the administration of PTX to cancer patients. To increase the
Wei Zhang-Sun et al.
FEBS letters, 589(1), 165-171 (2014-12-06)
The levels of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), including Desulfovibrionaceae, in the gut increase following a fat-enriched diet. Endotoxins from gut microbiota contribute to the inflammation process, leading to metabolic diseases. Thus, we sought to characterize the lipid A structures of Desulfovibrionaceae
Yuanyuan Zhang et al.
Archives of animal nutrition, 68(4), 320-335 (2014-07-01)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the sorption properties in vitro and the application feasibility of modified halloysite nanotubes (HNT) in reducing the toxic effect of ZEN in rats in vivo. HNT were modified using the surfactant
Florian Noulin et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e112496-e112496 (2014-11-14)
The predilection of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) for reticulocytes is a major obstacle for its establishment in a long-term culture system, as this requires a continuous supply of large quantities of reticulocytes, representing only 1-2% of circulating red blood cells.
Hamid Hashemi-Moghaddam et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 97(5), 1434-1438 (2015-04-24)
A new molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) was synthesized using methacrylic acid (functional monomer), ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (crosslinker), 2,2'-azobisisobutironitril (initiator), silver (Ag) dithizone complex (template), and chloroform (porogenic solvent). This process was a noncovalent, bulk, thermal radical-polymerization. To compare the performance
Adnan Elhammali et al.
Cancer discovery, 4(7), 828-839 (2014-04-18)
Recently identified isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations lead to the production of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG), an oncometabolite aberrantly elevated in selected cancers. We developed a facile and inexpensive fluorimetric microplate assay for the quantitation of 2HG and performed an unbiased small-molecule screen
Catarina Santos et al.
Ecotoxicology (London, England), 24(9), 1848-1857 (2015-07-26)
Physiological and biochemical effects of cylindrospermopsin (CYN), a cyanobacterial toxin that inhibits protein synthesis and released during a harmful cyanobacterial bloom, has been overlooked in plants. Therefore, at the present research, the toxic effects (physiological and biochemical) of a crude
Lucas Willmann et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(13), 3555-3566 (2015-03-05)
Modified nucleosides derived from the RNA metabolism constitute an important chemical class, which are discussed as potential biomarkers in the detection of mammalian breast cancer. Not only the variability of modifications, but also the complexity of biological matrices such as
Achchhe L Patel et al.
BMC microbiology, 14, 277-277 (2014-12-05)
Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is a clinically significant human pathogen and one of the leading causative agents of sexually transmitted diseases. As obligate intracellular bacteria, C. trachomatis has evolved strategies to redirect the host's signaling and resources for its own
Inês Graça et al.
Oncotarget, 5(15), 5950-5964 (2014-05-07)
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a major cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although early disease is often efficiently managed therapeutically, available options for advanced disease are mostly ineffective. Aberrant DNA methylation associated with gene-silencing of cancer-related genes is a
Xiu-min Jiang et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 957, 60-67 (2014-03-25)
In this study, a two-step process combining aqueous two-phase extraction (ATPE) with chromatography was developed for extraction and purification of alliin from garlic powder. The partition coefficient and yield value of alliin in different types of aqueous two-phase system (ATPS)
Pablo de la Iglesia et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 28(23), 2605-2616 (2014-11-05)
Esterification is one of the most important metabolic routes of lipophilic marine toxins in shellfish. In this work we assessed several chemical acylation reactions aimed at obtaining acyl ester analogues via partial synthesis from the free toxins. The procedures developed
Anne Hedengran et al.
Lipids, 50(2), 165-175 (2014-11-19)
To date, treatment of hypertriglyceridemia with long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) has been investigated solely in fasting and postprandial subjects. However, non-fasting triacylglycerols are more strongly associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was
Alamgeer et al.
Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 71(4), 667-675 (2014-10-03)
Berberis orhob, otrvs Bien. ex Aitch. (B.o.) has been reported to have antihypertensive effect in different experimental models. The aim of present study was to evaluate the possible antihypertensive mechanism. Aqueous methanolic extract of B.o. roots and its various fractions
Xiao Yang et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 972, 111-116 (2014-12-03)
A simple extraction method based on acetonitrile-K2HPO4 aqueous two-phase system was developed for separation and enrichment of five triazines in milk samples. Acetonitrile was used for extraction of analytes from milk sample and precipitation of milk protein. Deproteinization and extraction
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