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Nan Zhang et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 31(9), 2326-2334 (2014-03-07)
To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of dexamethasone (DM) and methotrexate (MTX) entrapped within polysialic acid (PSA)-trimethyl chitosan (TMC) nanoparticles using an in vitro model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The loading capacity of the PSA-TMC nanoparticles was determined. An RA in
Małgorzata Wolny et al.
Endokrynologia Polska, 58(6), 512-521 (2008-01-22)
The sodium iodide symporter, called also the NIS protein is responsible for iodine trapping to the cell what is significant for the thyroid function. Identified and described for the first time in 1996 NIS protein is the matter of interest
Kerstin Knoop et al.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 56(4), 600-606 (2015-03-07)
The tumor-homing property of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) allows targeted delivery of therapeutic genes into the tumor microenvironment. The application of sodium iodide symporter (NIS) as a theranostic gene allows noninvasive imaging of MSC biodistribution and transgene expression before therapeutic
Christos Tsabaris et al.
Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine, 69(10), 1546-1553 (2011-07-12)
An algorithm for automated analysis of in-situ NaI γ-ray spectra in the marine environment is presented. A standard wavelet denoising technique is implemented for obtaining a smoothed spectrum, while the stability of the energy spectrum is achieved by taking advantage
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
Daniela Vullo et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 21(12), 3591-3595 (2011-05-17)
Two new β-carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC from the bacterial pathogen Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, stCA 1 and stCA 2, were characterized kinetically. The two enzymes possess appreciable activity as catalysts for the hydration of CO(2) to bicarbonate, with k(cat)
Panayota Kolypetri et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 193(1), 96-101 (2014-06-01)
Enhanced iodide ingestion is known to accelerate the incidence and severity of spontaneous autoimmune thyroiditis [iodide-accelerated spontaneous autoimmune thyroiditis (ISAT)] in NOD.H2(h4) mice. CD4+ cells are required for the development and maintenance of ISAT, but their target epitopes remain unknown.
M E Manley et al.
Scientific reports, 1, 4-4 (2012-02-23)
Intrinsic localized modes (ILMs) - also known as discrete breathers - are localized excitations that form without structural defects in discrete nonlinear lattices. For crystals in thermal equilibrium ILMs were proposed to form randomly, an idea used to interpret temperature
Anna Ohradanova et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 22(3), 1314-1316 (2012-01-10)
An α-carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC isolated from the living fossil sponge Astrosclera willeyana, Astrosclerin, was investigated for its inhibition profile with simple inorganic anions, complex anions and other small molecules known to interact with these zinc enzymes. Astrosclerin is
Zi-Ming Zhao et al.
Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin, 63(3), 180-186 (2015-03-12)
Two types of amphoteric calix[n]arene carboxylic acid (CnCA) derivative, i.e., calix[6]arene hexa-carboxylic acid (C6HCA) and calix[8]arene octo-carboxylic acid (C8OCA), were synthesized by introducing acetoxyls into the hydroxyls of calix[n]arene (n=6, 8). C6HCA and C8OCA nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared successfully using
Yayoi S Kikkawa et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 12, 280-280 (2014-10-05)
A cochlear implant (CI) is an artificial hearing device that can replace a damaged cochlea. The present study examined the use of growth factor-eluting gelatin hydrogel coatings on the electrodes to minimize inner ear trauma during electrode insertion. Insulin-like growth
Timothy D Kayes et al.
Cellular immunology, 285(1-2), 84-91 (2013-10-19)
IFN-γ(-/-) NOD.H-2h4 mice develop a spontaneous autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid epithelial cell hyperplasia and proliferation (TEC H/P) when given NaI in their water for 7+ mo. TEC H/P can be transferred to IFN-γ(-/-) SCID mice by splenocytes from mice with
Hyojung Cha et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 6(18), 15774-15782 (2014-08-26)
The molecular packing structures of two conjugated polymers based on alkoxy naphthalene, one with cyano-substituents and one without, have been investigated to determine the effects of electron-withdrawing cyano-groups on the performance of bulk-heterojunction solar cells. The substituted cyano-groups facilitate the
Chul-Young Yi et al.
Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine, 70(9), 2133-2136 (2012-03-20)
Response functions of a 7.62 cm-diameter spherical NaI(Tl) detector to gamma-ray point sources in the energy range up to 1.5 MeV were calculated by means of the Monte Carlo method using PENELOPE-2006 (Salvat et al., 2006). The detector materials and
Bert Wouters et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1370, 63-69 (2014-12-03)
The gradient-performance limits of capillary ion chromatography have been assessed at maximum system pressure (34.5 MPa) using capillary columns packed with 4.1 μm macroporous anion-exchange particles coated with 65 nm positively-charged nanobeads. In analogy to the van-Deemter curve, the gradient
Peter Volkovitsky et al.
Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine, 70(9), 2037-2042 (2012-03-20)
Detection of two and more γ-rays in coincidence by two NaI(Tl) detectors with almost 4π geometry allows absolute characterization of radionuclides emitting coincidence gammas. The method is a generalization of the Eldridge-Crowther method developed originally for x-rays and low energy
Alessandra Cincinelli et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 19(6), 1847-1851 (2011-03-08)
A high activity α-carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC has been purified from various tissues of the Antarctic seal Leptonychotes weddellii. The new enzyme, denominated lwCA, has a catalytic activity for the physiologic CO(2) hydration to bicarbonate reaction, similar to that
John Metyko et al.
Health physics, 103(5 Suppl 3), S204-S208 (2012-10-17)
Yittrium-90 microsphere brachytherapy procedures have increased in number due to their efficacy in treating some unresectable metastatic liver tumors. The discovery of long-lived impurities in two microsphere products, first reported between 2006 and 2007, has resulted in some radiation safety
Stefan Opitz et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(4), 1107-1118 (2014-11-27)
Triton X-100 has been widely used in many analytical and preparative protocols for a long time. Nevertheless, mass spectrometry, chromatographic separation, and spectrophotometric readout may be considerably hampered by this detergent due to signal suppression, complex formation, and high blank
S Baccouche et al.
Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine, 70(1), 227-232 (2011-08-20)
Gamma-ray measurements in terrestrial/environmental samples require the use of high efficient detectors because of the low level of the radionuclide activity concentrations in the samples; thus scintillators are suitable for this purpose. Two scintillation detectors were studied in this work;
Prakash Ramalingam et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(2), 389-402 (2014-08-02)
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) have been proposed as a colloidal carrier system that could enhance the oral bioavailability of curcumin. However, a burst release of the loaded drug, which occurs in acidic environments, has been a main obstacle to the
M Rasoulinejad et al.
Radiation protection dosimetry, 151(3), 580-585 (2012-03-22)
A couple of 2-inch by 2-inch right cylinder sodium iodide scintillators and an Am-Be radioisotope neutron source have been used in a neutron porosity well-logging tool to explore the variation of hydrogen contents in a prototype formation. Both Monte Carlo
E Gordon DePuey et al.
Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, 19(5), 931-944 (2012-07-11)
A stress (S)/rest (R) 1-day Tc-99m sestamibi protocol is logistically advantageous and facilitates stress-only imaging. However, with conventional 370 MBq (10 mCi) S activity and subsequent 1,110-1,295 MBq (30-35 mCi) R activity there is a risk of S-to-R "shine-through" and
Peter Burghout et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 19(1), 243-248 (2010-12-18)
The Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is a human respiratory tract pathogen that contributes significantly to global mortality and morbidity. It was recently shown that this bacterial pathogen depends on a conserved β-carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC for in vitro growth
Angela Lombardi et al.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 100(1), E1-10 (2014-10-09)
Amiodarone (AMIO) is one of the most effective antiarrhythmic drugs available; however, its use is limited by a serious side effect profile, including thyroiditis. The mechanisms underlying AMIO thyroid toxicity have been elusive; thus, identification of novel approaches in order
The Chesapeake Bay Institute technique for the Winkler dissolved oxygen method.
Carpenter JH.
Limnology and Oceanography, 10(1), 141-143 (1965)
Zhibo Liu et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(3), 974-982 (2015-01-30)
Bradykinin B1 receptor (B1R) is involved in pain and inflammation pathways and is upregulated in inflamed tissues and cancer. Due to its minimal expression in healthy tissues, B1R is an attractive target for the development of therapeutic agents to treat
Caroline Barrère et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 26(11), 1347-1354 (2012-05-05)
Polyamides (PA) belong to the most used classes of polymers because of their attractive chemical and mechanical properties. In order to monitor original PA design, it is essential to develop analytical methods for the characterization of these compounds that are
Abu T Khan et al.
Carbohydrate research, 346(16), 2629-2632 (2011-10-11)
A wide variety of dithioacetal derivatives of sugars can be cleaved easily into the corresponding open-chain aldehydo sugars using an efficient combination of VO(acac)(2)/H(2)O(2)/NaI at 0-5°C. Some of the salient features of this protocol are mild reaction conditions, good yields
Zachary C Kennedy et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(46), 12742-12752 (2015-10-27)
The interactions of nanoparticles with biomolecules, surfaces, or other nanostructures are dictated by the nanoparticle's surface chemistry. Thus, far, shortcomings of syntheses of nanoparticles with defined ligand shell architectures have limited our ability to understand how changes in their surface
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