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Mohammad Behbahani et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(11), 7245-7257 (2014-07-16)
We are introducing graphene oxide modified with amine groups as a new solid phase for extraction of heavy metal ions including cadmium(II), copper(II), nickel(II), zinc(II), and lead(II). Effects of pH value, flow rates, type, concentration, and volume of the eluent...
Rukhsana Gul et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 85, 438-449 (2014-08-12)
Some novel ferrocenyl guanidines 1-8 were synthesized and characterized by different spectroscopic methods, elemental analysis and single crystal X-rays diffraction techniques. The crystallographic studies revealed that the existence of the strong non-bonding interactions facilitate these molecules to interact with biological...
Nagappanpillai Adarsh et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(18), 9335-9342 (2014-08-26)
With an objective to develop optical probes for biologically important anions and neutral molecules, we synthesized three novel NIR absorbing aza-BODIPY derivatives, 3a-3c, and have systematically tuned their photophysical properties by changing the peripheral substitution. A profound red-shift was observed...
Nayara Cristina Perez de Albuquerque et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 109, 192-201 (2015-03-18)
Zopiclone (ZO) is a chiral drug that undergoes extensive metabolism to N-desmethylzopiclone (N-Des-ZO) and zopiclone-N-oxide (N-Ox-ZO). Pharmacological studies have shown (S)-N-Des-ZO metabolite presents anxiolytic activity and a patent for this metabolite was requested for anxiety treatment and related disorders. In...
Kai-Chih Hsu et al.
Nanoscale research letters, 9(1), 484-484 (2014-09-27)
A nanocomposite of silver nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide (Ag/rGO) has been developed as a catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) to 4-aminophenol (4-AP) with sodium borohydride, owing to the larger specific surface area and synergistic effect of rGO....
Filip J Larsen et al.
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 99(4), 843-850 (2014-02-07)
Nitrate, which is an inorganic anion abundant in vegetables, increases the efficiency of isolated human mitochondria. Such an effect might be reflected in changes in the resting metabolic rate (RMR) and formation of reactive oxygen species. The bioactivation of nitrate...
Yi-Li Wang et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 162, 168-175 (2015-01-13)
Celastrol, a quinone methide extracted from the root of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook, possesses anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Tripterygium wilfordii Hook is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and is used traditionally against rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and cancer. Furthermore, the...
Bruce D. Craig, David S. Anderson
Handbook of Corrosion Data, 795-795 (1994)
Rajendiran Rajesh et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 17(17), 11329-11340 (2015-04-08)
Herein we report the covalent grafting of chitosan on graphene oxide (GO) followed by a simple approach for anchoring silver (AgNPs) and gold (AuNPs) nanoparticles onto a chitosan grafted graphene oxide surface by a NaBH4 reduction method. Catalytic activity of...
Ana C A X De-Oliveira et al.
PloS one, 10(1), e0117842-e0117842 (2015-01-31)
Mouse cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A5 is induced by inflammatory conditions and infectious diseases that down-regulate the expression and activity of most other CYP isoforms. Enhanced oxidative stress and nuclear factor (erythroid 2-related factor) 2 (Nrf2) transcription factor activation have been...
Amal Kamal Abdel-Aziz et al.
Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology, 116(1), 37-46 (2014-06-17)
Imatinib is a principal therapeutic agent for targeting colorectal tumours. However, mono-targeting by imatinib does not always achieve complete cancer eradication. Selenite, a well-known chemopreventive agent, is commonly used in cancer patients. In this study, we aimed to explore whether...
Xin Jing et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 49, 40-50 (2015-02-18)
Fabrication of small diameter vascular grafts plays an important role in vascular tissue engineering. In this study, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)/graphene oxide (GO) scaffolds were fabricated via electrospinning at different GO contents as potential candidates for small diameter vascular grafts. In...
Quantification of residual nitrite and nitrate in ham by reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography/diode array detector
Ferreira OVLPMI and Silva S
Talanta, 74(5), 1598-1602 (2008)
Mun Fei Yam et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 15(6), 4452-4466 (2010-07-27)
The aim of the present study was to verify the anti-inflammatory activity of Orthosiphon stamineus leaf extracts and to identify the active compound(s) contributing to its anti-inflammatory activity using a developed HPLC method. Active chloroform extract of O. stamineus was...
Peigao Duan et al.
Bioresource technology, 186, 58-66 (2015-03-25)
This study presents experimental results that compare the use of hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), alcoholysis (Al), pyrolysis (Py) and hydropyrolysis (HPy) for the production of bio-oil from a microalga (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) and the catalytic hydrothermal upgrading of crude bio-oils produced by...
Arquimedes Paixão de Santana-Filho et al.
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 175(2), 988-995 (2014-10-30)
We studied the production of rhamnolipids by Pseudomonas aeruginosa UFPEDA 614 in submerged culture, using glycerol as the carbon source. A rhamnolipid yield of 15.9 g/L was obtained with 40 g/L glycerol and 5 g/L sodium nitrate as nitrogen source...
Sukhwan Yoon et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(10), 3510-3517 (2015-03-15)
Shewanella loihica strain PV-4 harbors both a functional denitrification (NO3 (-)→N2) and a respiratory ammonification (NO3 (-)→NH4 (+)) pathway. Batch and chemostat experiments revealed that NO2 (-) affects pathway selection and the formation of reduced products. Strain PV-4 cells grown...
Wan Yong Ho et al.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 28(1), 15-22 (2015-01-03)
Vernonia amygdalina is a strong natural antioxidant that possessed various medicinal properties. In this study, the spray-dried water extract of V. amygdalina was evaluated for its in vitro antioxidant capacity and in vivo hepatoprotective effect against alcoholic-mediated liver damage. Total...
Chun Kiang Chua et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 20(7), 1871-1877 (2014-02-04)
Graphene is a promising material capable of driving technological advancement. It is, however, a challenge to obtain pristine graphene in large quantities given the limitation of current synthetic methods. Among the numerous methods available, the chemical approach provides an optimistic...
Embriette R Hyde et al.
Free radical biology & medicine, 77, 249-257 (2014-10-12)
The nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway to nitric oxide (NO) production is a symbiotic pathway in mammals that is dependent on nitrate reducing oral commensal bacteria. Studies suggest that by contributing NO to the mammalian host, the oral microbiome helps maintain cardiovascular health....
Geraldine Mulley et al.
PloS one, 9(4), e94409-e94409 (2014-04-15)
There has been a recent surge in the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent in a wide range of domestic and clinical products, intended to prevent or treat bacterial infections and reduce bacterial colonization of surfaces. It has been...
Jinjin Wu et al.
Environmental research, 138, 67-73 (2015-02-24)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) are among the most commonly used nanomaterials and may be exposed to human and ecosystem. Prior in vitro study showed that Ag-NPs compromised neurodevelopment of PC12 cells. This study aims to investigate the effect of prenatal exposure...
Xintong Wang et al.
International journal of cardiology, 174(3), 688-695 (2014-05-14)
Biodegradable polymers have been applied as bulk or coating materials for coronary artery stents. The degradation of polymers, however, could induce endothelial dysfunction and aggravate neointimal formation. Here we use polymeric microparticles to simulate and demonstrate the effects of degraded...
Josephine Selvaraj et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 15(10), 2010-2018 (2014-07-01)
Nitrogen (N)-doped reduced graphene oxide (nRGO) is systematically incorporated into a TiO(2) -CdS photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell and its role is examined in the three main components of the cell: 1) the CdS-sensitized TiO(2) photoanode, 2) the cathode, and 3) the...
Adriano Ambrosi et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 16(2), 331-334 (2014-11-19)
Graphene-related materials contain chemically bonded oxygen atoms in the form of epoxy, hydroxy, carboxy, and carbonyl groups. It is important to determine the quantity of oxygen atoms and to understand their position on the graphene sheet. However, visualization of these...
Arne Trettin et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 966, 171-178 (2013-12-25)
Paracetamol (acetaminophen, APAP) is a commonly used analgesic drug. Known paracetamol metabolites include the glucuronide, sulfate and mercapturate. N-Acetyl-benzoquinonimine (NAPQI) is considered the toxic intermediate metabolite of paracetamol. In vitro and in vivo studies indicate that paracetamol is also metabolized...
Yongjuan Chen et al.
PloS one, 10(1), e0113426-e0113426 (2015-01-21)
Zirconium (Zr) is an element commonly used in dental and orthopedic implants either as zirconia (ZrO2) or in metal alloys. It can also be incorporated into calcium silicate-based ceramics. However, the effects of in vitro culture of human osteoblasts (HOBs)...
Maryam Ezoddin et al.
Environmental technology, 35(17-20), 2401-2409 (2014-08-26)
A microextraction method based on ultrasound-assisted surfactant-enhanced emulsification using solidification of a floating organic droplet (UASEME-SFO) was evaluated for simultaneous determination of Cd and Ni in water and tea samples followed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. In the UASEME-SFO technique...
Chen-Hsu Wang et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 52(11), 1451-1459 (2014-07-16)
Abstract Background: Carbamazepine, which was developed primarily for the treatment of epilepsy, is now also useful for the treatment of non-epileptic disorders and inflammatory hyperalgesia. However, the mechanism of its anti-neuroinflammatory action remains poorly understood. This study elucidates the anti-neuroinflammatory...
Vinod Vellora Thekkae Padil et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(14), 3757-3765 (2015-03-24)
Esterifications of the tree-based gum, gum karaya (GK), using dodecenylsuccinic anhydride (DDSA) were carried out in aqueous solutions. GK was deacetylated using alkali treatment to obtain deacetylated gum karaya (DGK). The DGK and its DDSA derivative were characterized using gel...
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