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Joe C Polacco et al.
Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology, 199-200, 79-90 (2012-12-26)
We propose experimental strategies to expand our understanding of the role of Ni in plants, beyond the Ni-metallocenter of urease, still the only identified Ni-containing plant enzyme. While Ni has been considered an essential mineral for plants there is a
Rima Obeid et al.
Clinical chemistry, 53(6), 1129-1136 (2007-03-27)
Increased plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) is a risk factor for neurological diseases, but the underlying pathophysiology has not been adequately explained. We evaluated concentrations of tHcy, S-adenosyl homocysteine (SAH), S-adenosyl methionine (SAM), folate, and vitamin B(12) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
A N Fonteh et al.
Amino acids, 32(2), 213-224 (2006-10-13)
Our aim was to determine changes in free amino acid (FAA) and dipeptide (DP) concentrations in probable Alzheimer's disease (pAD) subjects compared with control (CT) subjects using liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LCMS2). We recruited gender- and
Jingjing Du et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(1), 690-693 (2013-05-08)
Ni-W alloy coatings were prepared by electrodeposition technique with citric acid as a complexing agent. The influence of the main technical parameters on W content in the Ni-W alloy coatings were investigated by electron dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and the microstructure
Paul G Edwards et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(1), 481-500 (2013-08-28)
The Department of Energy's Savannah River Site is a former nuclear weapon material production and current research facility located in South Carolina, USA. Wastewater discharges from a fuel and nuclear reactor target manufacturing facility released depleted and natural U, as
Kaoru Onami et al.
The Journal of investigative dermatology, 134(7), 1951-1960 (2014-02-18)
Although extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate (eATP) has a crucial role in the sensitization phase of contact hypersensitivity (CHS), the mechanism by which hapten causes keratinocyte cell death and ATP release is unknown. We examined the time course of cell death, reactive
Ruoyu Guo et al.
Gene, 546(2), 378-385 (2014-05-27)
In this study, we evaluated a novel microsomal glutathione S-transferase3 (MGST3) gene from the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum, and examined its expression pattern in response to copper-and nickel-induced stresses. The full length of PmMGST3 was 732 bp, ranging from the dinoflagellate
P A LeWitt et al.
Neurology, 42(11), 2111-2117 (1992-11-01)
We used two analytic methods (a multichannel coulometric electrode array with high-performance liquid chromatography, and gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometry) to measure CSF dopamine (DA) and its metabolites in mildly affected, unmedicated subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD). The mean (+/- SD) concentration
R H Kadam et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4101-4107 (2014-04-18)
Ferrite samples with a chemical formula Co0.5Ni0.5Al(x)Fe(2-x)O4 (where x = 0.0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1.0) were synthesized by sol-gel auto-combustion method. The synthesized samples were annealed at 600 degrees C for 4 h. An analysis of X-ray diffraction (XRD)
Ornella Valenti et al.
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 19(3), 658-674 (2008-07-18)
The prefrontal cortex receives multiple inputs from the hippocampal complex, which are thought to drive memory-guided behavior. Moreover, dysfunctions of both regions have been repeatedly associated with several psychiatric disorders. Therefore, understanding the interconnections and modulatory interactions between these regions
Palatally anchored maxillary molar mesialization using the mesialslider.
Benedict Wilmes et al.
Journal of clinical orthodontics : JCO, 47(3), 172-179 (2013-05-11)
Mohd Talha et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 33(7), 3563-3575 (2013-08-06)
The field of biomaterials has become a vital area, as these materials can enhance the quality and longevity of human life. Metallic materials are often used as biomaterials to replace structural components of the human body. Stainless steels, cobalt-chromium alloys
Jacob P Thyssen et al.
Contact dermatitis, 68(1), 3-14 (2012-07-06)
Nickel is used in coins because the metal has beneficial properties, including price, colour, weight, and corrosion resistance, and also because it is easy to stamp. It has often been claimed that the duration of skin contact with coins is
Agnieszka J Bednarska et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 108, 242-248 (2014-08-12)
Although terrestrial invertebrates are often exposed to mixtures of chemicals in the field, little is known about their combined effects on metabolism. We studied the effects of nickel (Ni), chlorpyrifos (CPF) and their mixtures on the respiration rate of the
Stephanie K Fabbro et al.
Current allergy and asthma reports, 14(10), 463-463 (2014-08-26)
Systemic contact dermatitis (SCD), a cutaneous reaction that is a direct manifestation of systemic exposure to a known allergen in a sensitized individual, has been increasingly recognized as a cause of persistent cutaneous contact dermatitis that is refractory to conventional
Norbert W Lutz et al.
PloS one, 2(7), e595-e595 (2007-07-06)
Multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, manifests itself in numerous forms and stages. A number of brain metabolic alterations have been reported for MS patients vs. control subjects. However, metabolite profiles of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Jason Yamada-Hanff et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 33(38), 15011-15021 (2013-09-21)
Hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons are normally quiescent but can fire spontaneously when stimulated by muscarinic agonists. In brain slice recordings from mouse CA1 pyramidal neurons, we examined the ionic basis of this activity using interleaved current-clamp and voltage-clamp experiments. Both
Meinar Nur Ashrin et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 192(9), 4025-4031 (2014-03-29)
Ni is the most frequent cause of contact allergy induced by metals. However, the underlying mechanism of this induction is unknown. Our previous research demonstrates that activation of dendritic cells (DCs) through p38MAPK/MKK6 is required for Ni-induced allergy in mice.
Michał Sarul et al.
Advances in clinical and experimental medicine : official organ Wroclaw Medical University, 22(2), 253-260 (2013-05-28)
Cognizance of the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium archwires is necessary for the management of orthodontic therapy with fixed appliances. Acting on the periodontium with forces that are too heavy may lead to such complications as: pain, tooth root resorption and
Beatrice Bocca et al.
Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita, 41(2), 197-203 (2005-10-26)
The haematic concentration of 26 metals and the oxidative damage in 60 patients (20 males and 40 females) affected by Alzheimer's disease and 44 healthy individuals (33 males and 11 females) were compared. In patients, the following significant (p <
George Psomas et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 42(18), 6252-6276 (2013-03-27)
The structural features of copper(II), nickel(II), cobalt(II) and zinc(II) complexes with the antimicrobial drugs quinolones and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as ligands are discussed. The binding properties of these complexes to biomolecules (calf-thymus DNA, bovine or human serum albumin) are
Erkai He et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 188, 17-26 (2014-02-18)
Protons and other cations may inhibit metal uptake and alleviate metal toxicity in aquatic organisms, but less is known about these interactions in soil organisms. The present study investigated the influence of solution chemistry on uptake and toxicity of Ni
John C Wataha et al.
Expert review of medical devices, 10(4), 519-539 (2013-07-31)
The use of nickel casting alloys for long-term restorations in dentistry has long been controversial. A 'tug-of-war' between economic, engineering and biological considerations is central to this controversy; nickel-casting alloys have low costs and favorable physical properties, but are corrosion-prone
Harun Ciftci et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 96(4), 875-879 (2013-09-05)
An analytical method for the preconcentration of nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) in water samples on polystyrene-graft-ethylmethacrylate copolymer resin has been developed. The determinations of metal ions were performed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The experimental parameters, such as solution
Jodi L Boer et al.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 544, 142-152 (2013-09-17)
This review describes the functions, structures, and mechanisms of nine nickel-containing enzymes: glyoxalase I, acireductone dioxygenase, urease, superoxide dismutase, [NiFe]-hydrogenase, carbon monoxide dehydrogenase, acetyl-coenzyme A synthase/decarbonylase, methyl-coenzyme M reductase, and lactate racemase. These enzymes catalyze their various chemistries by using
Sébastien Hulo et al.
Toxicology letters, 226(1), 63-69 (2014-02-11)
To evaluate manganese in exhaled breath condensate (Mn-EBC) as an indicator of exposure to fumes from metal inert gas welding process. We collected EBC and urine from 17 welders and 16 unexposed control subjects after 5 days exposure. Concentrations of
Lauren Nozomi Marques Yabuki et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(2), 961-969 (2013-09-21)
Studies concerning the lability and bioavailability of trace metals have played a prominent role in the search for contamination of water resources. This work describes the first application yet of the diffusive gradients in thin films technique (DGT) to the
A J Feilzer et al.
Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde, 120(6), 335-341 (2013-07-19)
Orally applied metal alloys can cause undesirable physical effects. A distinction needs to be made in this respect between local and systemic reactions and toxic and immunological reactions. A case is presented which illustrates this problem. In this case, the
Raidan Ba-Hattab et al.
BMC oral health, 13, 72-72 (2013-12-18)
Efforts to improve the performance of rotary NiTi instruments by enhancing the properties of NiTi alloy, or their manufacturing processes rather than changes in instrument geometries have been reported. The aim of this study was to compare in-vitro the shaping
Marilia O S Seijo et al.
Journal of dental education, 77(5), 648-655 (2013-05-10)
Including students' perceptions in the educational process is considered a key component in monitoring the quality of academic programs. This study aimed to evaluate the concept of one's learning experience in endodontic teaching from the perspective of a group of
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