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Giovanni Luca et al.
Xenotransplantation, 22(4), 273-283 (2015-07-03)
Porcine Sertoli cells (pSCs) have been employed for cell therapy in pre-clinical studies for several chronic/immune diseases as they deliver molecules associated with trophic and anti-inflammatory effects. To be employed for human xenografts, pSCs products need to comply with safety
Oto Miedico et al.
Food additives & contaminants. Part B, Surveillance, 8(2), 85-92 (2014-11-25)
Lead, cadmium and mercury are non-essential heavy metals that may interfere with biological systems, exhibiting high toxicity to human and marine biota. Due to bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the food chain, seafood may concentrate high levels of these contaminants
Rajesh Adhikari et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 15(9), 7249-7253 (2015-12-31)
Bismuth tungstate photocatalyst was synthesized by facile microwave hydrothermal method and the morphology evolution was investigated under wide range of microwave irradiation time. Structural, morphological, compositional and optical properties were analyzed by means of X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning
Subhamoy Bhowmick et al.
Environmental research, 142, 328-336 (2015-07-21)
Communities in many parts of the world are unintentionally exposed to arsenic (As) and other toxic metals through ingestion of local drinking water and foods. The concentrations of individual toxic metals often exceed their guidelines in drinking water but the
M M Farag et al.
Drug delivery and translational research, 5(1), 63-73 (2015-03-20)
In this work, we studied the effect of gamma irradiation on nano-bioactive glass (NBG) structure, bioactivity, drug loading efficiency, and drug release kinetic. Gamma irradiation was mainly introduced as a safe and cheap method to tailor the drug loading and
Nurul Izzah Ahmad et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(17), 12960-12974 (2015-04-29)
This study is to determine total mercury in edible tissues of eight species of cephalopods and 12 species of crustaceans purchased from 11 identified major fish landing ports and wet markets throughout Peninsular Malaysia. The concentration of mercury was measured
Sahar Hamzezadeh-Nakhjavani et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(23), 18859-18873 (2015-07-25)
Preparation of novel nanocomposite particles (NCPs) with high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity and possessing recovery potential after advanced oxidation process (AOP) is much desired. In this study, pure anatase phase titania (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) as well as three types of NCPs
Silvia C Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez et al.
Waste management (New York, N.Y.), 42, 128-136 (2015-05-11)
Rare earth elements (REEs), Platinum group metals (PGMs) and other critical metals currently attract significant interest due to the high risks of supply shortage and substantial impact on the economy. Their uses in many applications have made them present in
Laura Canesi et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 153, 53-65 (2013-12-18)
Despite the growing concern over the potential biological impact of nanoparticles (NPs) in the aquatic environment, little is known about their interactions with other pollutants. The bivalve Mytilus sp, largely utilized as a sentinel for marine contamination, has been shown
Ganiyu Oladunjoye Oyetibo et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(8), 525-525 (2015-07-26)
Metal uptake potentials of Pseudomonas aeruginosa CA207Ni, Burkholderia cepacia CA96Co, Rhodococcus sp. AL03Ni, and Corynebacterium kutscheri FL108Hg were studied to determine their competence in detoxification of toxic metals during growth. Metabolism-dependent metal biouptake of the bacteria revealed appreciable uptake of
C Perrino et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(12), 9204-9214 (2015-01-15)
Air quality at the main station of the metro system of Rome (Termini hub) has been characterized by the point of view of particulate matter (PM) concentration and chemical composition. Indoor air in different environments (underground train platform and shopping
M A García-Sevillano et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 985, 75-84 (2015-02-11)
Although mercury (Hg) is an important environmental and occupational pollutant, its toxicological effects, especially in serum and red blood cells (RBCs), have been scarcely studied. A toxicometabolomics workflow based on high resolution mass spectrometry approaches has been applied to investigate
Catarina Galinha et al.
Journal of food science and technology, 52(7), 4236-4245 (2015-07-04)
Agronomic biofortification of staple crops is an effective way to enhance their contents in essential nutrients up the food chain, with a view to correcting for their deficiencies in animal or human status. Selenium (Se) is one such case, for
Umesh Chandra Naik et al.
Mutation research. Genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis, 762, 9-16 (2014-02-15)
The present study compares in vitro toxicity of electroplating effluent after the batch treatment process with that obtained after the sequential treatment process. Activated charcoal prepared from sugarcane bagasse through chemical carbonization, and tolerant indigenous bacteria, Bacillus sp. strain IST105
Hairui Li et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(8), 2678-2689 (2015-02-19)
Copper peptide (GHK-Cu) plays an important role in skin regeneration and wound healing. However, its skin absorption remains challenging due to its hydrophilicity. Here we use polymeric microneedle array to pre-treat skin to enhance GHK-Cu skin penetration. Two in vitro
O G Bodelón et al.
Biomedical materials (Bristol, England), 10(4), 045015-045015 (2015-08-05)
AZ31 alloy has been tested as a biodegradable material in the form of endomedullary implants in female Wistar rat femurs. In order to evaluate the accumulation of potentially toxic elements from the biodegradation of the implant, magnesium (Mg), aluminium (Al)
T Schilirò et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 39(2), 833-844 (2015-03-15)
PM10 was sampled in a background urban site in Torino, a northern Italian city. PM10 extracts were tested with THP-1 and A-549 cells to evaluate their effects on cell proliferation, LDH activity, TNFα, IL8 and CYP1A1 expression, and genotoxic damage
Joanna Szymońska et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 134, 102-109 (2015-10-03)
Interactions of potato and corn starch granules with ions in diluted solutions of silver, lead, copper or iron salts were investigated. It was shown experimentally that granules accumulated the cations in amounts depending on the granule structure and water content
J S F Pereira et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 844, 8-14 (2014-08-31)
A procedure for light and heavy crude oils digestion by microwave-induced combustion (MIC) is proposed for the first time for further rare earth elements (REE) determination by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) equipped with an ultrasonic nebulizer (USN). Samples
Esra Bağda
Environmental technology, 35(9-12), 1165-1174 (2014-04-08)
A kinetic catalytic method has been developed for the determination of vanadium based on its catalytic effect on the redox reaction of azorubin S and bromate in the presence of a sulphuric and nitric acid mixture. The reaction is monitored
Chukwujindu M A Iwegbue
Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 72(3), 630-638 (2015-05-27)
The concentrations of metals (Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr, Cu, Co, Fe, Mn, Zn and Al) were determined in thirty brands of popular of underarm cosmetics in Nigeria with a view to providing information on the levels of metals and the
Dominik Lermen et al.
PloS one, 9(8), e105401-e105401 (2014-08-21)
Technical progress has simplified tasks in lab diagnosis and improved quality of test results. Errors occurring during the pre-analytical phase have more negative impact on the quality of test results than errors encountered during the total analytical process. Different infrastructures
Florencia Harari et al.
Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, 25(11), 1199-1208 (2015-09-04)
Impaired thyroid function is a common side effect of lithium medication. Recent data indicate that lithium exposure through drinking water, although providing much lower doses than the medication, may also affect thyroid hormone levels. However, the effects in susceptible groups
John C Bachman et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7040-7040 (2015-05-07)
Electrochemical energy-storage devices have the potential to be clean and efficient, but their current cost and performance limit their use in numerous transportation and stationary applications. Many organic molecules are abundant, economical and electrochemically active; if selected correctly and rationally
Ajit Kumar et al.
World journal of microbiology & biotechnology, 31(8), 1211-1216 (2015-05-11)
Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 has been widely studied because of its ability to degrade halogenated compounds, especially 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA), which is achieved through chromosomal as well as plasmid pAUX1 encoded 1,2-DCA degrading genes. This work described the gene expression and enzyme
Hsiao-Ling Lei et al.
Chemosphere, 135, 411-417 (2015-05-24)
Methylmercury (MeHg) is the most poisonous mercury species and an endocrine-disrupting chemical that could cause reproductive and developmental harm effects in animals. In this study, we recruited 310 infertile women and 57 pregnant women and investigated their blood MeHg levels.
Zohreh Majidnia et al.
Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine, 105, 105-113 (2015-08-16)
In this paper, both maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) and titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles were synthesized and mixed in various ratios and embedded in PVA and alginate beads. Batch sorption experiments were applied for removal of barium ions from aqueous solution under sunlight
Wimonsiri Tedsana et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 867, 1-8 (2015-03-31)
A new circular dichroism sensor for detecting Ni(2+) and Co(2+) was proposed for the first time using chiral chelating quantum dots. The detection principle was based on changing of circular dichroism signals of the chiral quantum dots when forming a
A Irizar et al.
Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 68(1), 181-192 (2014-07-13)
Bioavailability is affected by soil physicochemical characteristics such as pH and organic matter (OM) content. In addition, OM constitutes the energy source of Eisenia fetida, a well established model species for soil toxicity assessment. The present work aimed at assessing
Gabriela Furlan Giordano et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 875, 33-40 (2015-05-06)
An integrated platform was developed for point-of-use determination of ethanol in sugar cane fermentation broths. Such analysis is important because ethanol reduces its fuel production efficiency by altering the alcoholic fermentation step when in excess. The custom-designed platform integrates gas
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