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Anna Sankiewicz et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 469, 4-11 (2014-10-15)
We have developed a new method for highly selective determination of the ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) concentration using a surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRI) technique and two different biosensors. UCH-L1 was captured from a solution by immobilized specific rabbit
Drishya Kurup et al.
Journal of virology, 89(1), 144-154 (2014-10-17)
The emerging zoonotic pathogens Hendra virus (HeV) and Nipah virus (NiV) are in the genus Henipavirus in the family Paramyxoviridae. HeV and NiV infections can be highly fatal to humans and livestock. The goal of this study was to develop
Kyung Min Jeong et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 38(12), 2143-2152 (2015-11-05)
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) were investigated as tunable, environmentally benign, yet superior extraction media to enhance the extraction of anthocyanins from grape skin, which is usually discarded as waste. Ten DESs containing choline chloride as hydrogen bond acceptor combined with
Dominic Landgraf et al.
Chronobiology international, 32(3), 416-427 (2014-11-29)
The importance of circadian clocks in the regulation of adult physiology in mammals is well established. In contrast, the ontogenesis of the circadian system and its role in embryonic development are still poorly understood. Although there is experimental evidence that
Colleen S Curran et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 39(1), 114-124 (2014-12-08)
Breast density, where collagen I is the dominant component, is a significant breast cancer risk factor. Cell surface integrins interact with collagen, activate focal adhesion kinase (FAK), and downstream cell signals associated with xenobiotics (AhR, ARNT) and hypoxia (HIF-1α, ARNT).
Eagleson M.
Concise Encyclopedia Chemistry, 995-995 (1994)
Wei Fang et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 17(9), 11113-11123 (2012-09-19)
The commercial preparation named “Tripterygium glycosides” prepared by column chromatography has been used for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases with significant efficacy but concurrent toxicity. The aim of this study was to reduce the toxicity of Tripterygium extracts
Yali Zhang et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 213-214, 167-174 (2012-02-16)
Cyanide tailing is a kind of solid waste produced in the process of gold extraction from gold ore. In this paper, recovery of iron from cyanide tailings was studied with reduction roasting-water leaching process followed by magnetic separation. After analysis
Rodrigo M Pereira et al.
Talanta, 147, 76-81 (2015-11-26)
A microwave-induced combustion (MIC) system based on the volatilization process was applied for subsequent halogen determination from noncombustible inorganic matrices. Portland cement samples were selected to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method, allowing the subsequent determination of Cl and
Phillip L Thompson et al.
Water environment research : a research publication of the Water Environment Federation, 85(4), 327-330 (2013-05-24)
The acetate uptake bioassay (AUB) is a predictive measure for determining the stability of anaerobic digesters, but its use is rare due to the limited availability of gas chromatography equipment at wastewater treatment facilities. A water displacement system was compared
Anna Turabelidze et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e101480-e101480 (2014-09-10)
Keratinocytes cover both the skin and some oral mucosa, but the morphology of each tissue and the behavior of the keratinocytes from these two sites are different. One significant dissimilarity between the two sites is the response to injury. Oral
O Kenny et al.
Food chemistry, 161, 79-86 (2014-05-20)
Antimicrobial properties of ethanol and water extracts from eight Asteraceae species were investigated against three Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA and Bacillus cereus) and two Gram negative (Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium) bacterial strains. Ethanol extracts from Centaurea scabiosa, Arctium
Ahmad Ibrahim Husein et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 52(10), 1249-1255 (2014-05-28)
Despite several pharmacological applications of the medicinal plants in the Traditional Arabic Palestinian Herbal Medicine in Palestine (TAPHM), studies on their antioxidant properties are still scarce. This work evaluates the antioxidant and antitumor activities of the ethanol extracts from different
Praveen K Mandapalli et al.
Drug delivery, 21(8), 605-614 (2013-12-18)
The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of charge of model small molecules on their encapsulation and release behavior in layer-by-layer microcapsules (LbL-MC). Poly(styrene sulfonate) and poly(ethylene imine) were sequentially adsorbed on calcium carbonate sacrificial templates to
Ji Zhang et al.
Nature communications, 6, 6615-6615 (2015-03-20)
Commercial lead-based piezoelectric materials raised worldwide environmental concerns in the past decade. Bi₀.₅Na₀.₅TiO₃-based solid solution is among the most promising lead-free piezoelectric candidates; however, depolarization of these solid solutions is a longstanding obstacle for their practical applications. Here we use
Chenghong Wang et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16613-16613 (2015-11-13)
In this study, water stable zirconium metal-organic framework (UiO-66) has been synthesized and for the first time applied as an adsorbent to remove aquatic arsenic contamination. The as-synthesized UiO-66 adsorbent functions excellently across a broad pH range of 1 to
Katharina Wittmann et al.
Tissue engineering. Part A, 21(7-8), 1343-1353 (2015-01-21)
The development of vascularized and functional adipose tissue substitutes is required to improve soft tissue augmentation. In this study, vascularized adipose tissue constructs were generated using uncultured cells from the stromal-vascular fraction (SVF) of adipose tissue as an alternative cell
Dennis Sebastian et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 96(2), 251-259 (2013-06-19)
A 5-day method for determining the soluble silicon (Si) concentrations in nonliquid fertilizer products was developed using a sodium carbonate (Na2CO3)-ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) extractant followed by visible spectroscopy with heteropoly blue analysis at 660 nm. The 5-Day Na2CO3-NH4NO3 Soluble Si
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
Milena Veskovic et al.
Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.), 240(4), 418-425 (2014-09-07)
Deficiency in methionine or choline can induce oxidative stress in various organs such as liver, kidney, heart, and brain. This study was to examine the effects of alpha-lipoic acid (LA) on oxidative stress induced by methionine and choline deficiency (MCD)
Jian-Wen Chen et al.
American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 284(6), E1149-E1155 (2003-02-27)
At present, the circulating bioactivity of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is estimated by immunological measurements of IGF-I levels. However, immunoassays ignore the modifying effects of the IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) on the interaction between IGF-I and the IGF-I receptor (IGF-IR).
Vaishnavi Babu et al.
Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis, 39(1), 71-78 (2014-06-06)
Streptokinase (SK) is an extracellular enzyme secreted by various strains of β-hemolytic Streptococci. The main focus of the current study is to evaluate the in vitro thrombolytic activity of purified SK extracted from Streptococcus equinus VIT_VB2 (Accession no. JX406835) isolated
Azadeh Nilghaz et al.
Lab on a chip, 12(1), 209-218 (2011-11-18)
This paper describes the fabrication of microfluidic cloth-based analytical devices (μCADs) using a simple wax patterning method on cotton cloth for performing colorimetric bioassays. Commercial cotton cloth fabric is proposed as a new inexpensive, lightweight, and flexible platform for fabricating
Yuan Cao et al.
Proteomics, 12(2), 251-262 (2011-11-23)
Efforts to characterize proteins found in the outer membrane (OM) of Gram-negative bacteria have been steadily increasing due to the promise of expanding our understanding of fundamental bacterial processes such as cell adhesion or cell wall biogenesis as well as
Eric W C Chan et al.
Pharmacognosy research, 3(3), 178-184 (2011-10-25)
Chlorogenic acid (CGA) or 5-caffeoylquinic acid, was found to be the dominant phenolic compound in leaves of Etlingera elatior (Zingiberaceae). The CGA content of E. elatior leaves was significantly higher than flowers of Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle), the commercial source. In
Ting Zhou et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 967, 225-234 (2014-08-17)
In this study, a rapid and sensitive hydrophilic interaction ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC-UPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for simultaneous determination of bambuterol and its two major metabolites monocarbamate bambuterol and terbutaline in human plasma. All samples were simply precipitated
Weilin Liu et al.
Food chemistry, 175, 16-24 (2015-01-13)
This study examined the stability of liposomes loaded with negatively charged protein (bovine serum albumin, BSA) during in vitro digestion. Zeta-potential and morphology measurements confirmed that BSA-loaded liposomes were successfully prepared, with an encapsulation efficiency of around 34%. The encapsulated
Ying Yu et al.
Gene, 549(1), 113-122 (2014-07-25)
The salinization and alkalization of soil are widespread environmental problems, and alkaline salt stress is more destructive than neutral salt stress. Therefore, understanding the mechanism of plant tolerance to saline-alkaline stress has become a major challenge. However, little attention has
Ning Bu et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 78, 35-40 (2011-12-06)
Endophyte infected and uninfected seedlings of rice (Oryza sativa L.) were subjected to five different levels of Na(2)CO(3) for 2 weeks. Under both Na(2)CO(3) stress as well as no stress, endophyte-infected plants were higher for above-ground dry weight and shoot
Chunli Zheng et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 475(1-2), 17-24 (2014-08-28)
In this study, magneto-responsive polyelectrolyte multilayer microcapsules were successfully prepared by the formation of shell with biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe₃O₄ NPs) and polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAH) by layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly technique. The self-assembled microcapsules were characterized by SEM, TEM and
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