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Gemma Moiset et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(46), 16167-16175 (2014-10-16)
Disaccharides are well-known for their membrane protective ability. Interaction between sugars and multicomponent membranes, however, remains largely unexplored. Here, we combine molecular dynamics simulations and fluorescence microscopy to study the effect of mono- and disaccharides on membranes that phase separate
Leonel Malacrida et al.
Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics, 28(2), 122-129 (2014-01-08)
General anesthesia is frequently associated to transient hypoxemia and lung atelectasis. Although volatile anesthetics are safe and widely used, their potential role on anesthesia-induced pulmonary impairment has not been fully explored. In this study, we investigated the effect of volatile
Casimiro Gerarduzzi et al.
Journal of proteome research, 13(11), 5262-5280 (2014-09-17)
The Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) signaling mechanism within fibroblasts is of growing interest as it has been shown to prevent numerous fibrotic features of fibroblast activation with limited evidence of downstream pathways. To understand the mechanisms of fibroblasts producing tremendous amounts
Xabier Osteikoetxea et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0121184-e0121184 (2015-03-24)
In recent years the study of extracellular vesicles has gathered much scientific and clinical interest. As the field is expanding, it is becoming clear that better methods for characterization and quantification of extracellular vesicles as well as better standards to
Hua Ren et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 457(4), 572-577 (2015-01-21)
In the past decade, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have revolutionized the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs). Although Fc-dependent mechanisms of mAb-mediated tumor clearance have been extensively studied, the ability of mAbs to directly evoke programmed cell death (PCD) and the underlying
Chemical, biochemical and toxicological differences between carbon tetrachloride and chloroform. A critical review of recent investigations of these compounds in mammals.
D E Hathway
Arzneimittel-Forschung, 24(2), 173-176 (1974-02-01)
Ke-Hsuan Wang et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 155, 104-110 (2017-04-16)
Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) is utilized as a material to enhance the glucose sensing performance of glucose oxidase (GOx) Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films. To enhance the extensibility and homogeneity of the P3HT in the LB films, octadecylamine (ODA) is introduced. The characteristics of
M Grillo-Puertas et al.
Virulence, 6(6), 608-617 (2015-06-18)
K-12 Escherichia coli cells grown in static media containing a critical phosphate (Pi) concentration ≥25 mM maintained a high polyphosphate (polyP) level in stationary phase, impairing biofilm formation, a phenomenon that is triggered by polyP degradation. Pi concentration in human urine
Mridula Dwivedi et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1838(10), 2716-2727 (2014-05-24)
The tear fluid lipid layer is present at the outermost part of the tear film which lines the ocular surface and functions to maintain the corneal surface moist by retarding evaporation. Instability in the structure of the tear fluid lipid
Seyedeh Hoda Alavizadeh et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 473(1-2), 326-333 (2014-07-23)
SPI-077, cisplatin stealth liposome, is the best illustration of poor cisplatin release from liposomes and the subsequent negligible therapeutic activity. For this reason, optimizing drug release kinetics is desirable. In this report, cisplatin was encapsulated in liposomes composed of different
Pelin Renkoğlu et al.
Pharmaceutical development and technology, 20(3), 380-384 (2014-02-14)
Cocrystals have recently gained importance in the pharmaceutical industry. In this study, olanzapine and carbamazepine cocrystals were synthesized by using nicotinamide as cocrystal forming agent to achieve improvements in the physicochemical characteristics of the active ingredients. An HPLC method was
N Panda et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 48, 521-532 (2015-01-13)
Biomaterials that stimulate cell attachment and proliferation without any surface modification (e.g. RGD coating) provide potent and cost effective scaffold for regenerative medicine. This study assessed the physico-chemical properties and cell supportive potential of a silk fibroin blend scaffold derived
Nina Iszatt et al.
Environment international, 73, 434-439 (2014-09-23)
During 2003-2004, United Utilities water company in North West England introduced enhanced coagulation (EC) to four treatment works to mitigate disinfection by-product (DBP) formation. This enabled examination of the relation between DBPs and birth outcomes whilst reducing socioeconomic confounding. We
Jason L Kubinak et al.
Nature communications, 6, 8642-8642 (2015-10-27)
The presentation of protein antigens on the cell surface by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules coordinates vertebrate adaptive immune responses, thereby mediating susceptibility to a variety of autoimmune and infectious diseases. The composition of symbiotic microbial communities (the microbiota) is
Gülengül Duman et al.
Journal of liposome research, 24(4), 259-269 (2014-04-15)
The moisture-imparting effect of sodium hyaluronate (Na-HA) was investigated in liposome, gel and lipogelosome topical formulations. Sixteen liposome formulations were prepared with or without Na-HA (45 kDa) using various ratios of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine, 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylglycerol, dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and phospholipon 100H. The liposomes were
Andrey G Pradko et al.
Steroids, 97, 78-86 (2014-09-10)
Starting from (22R,23R)-2α,3α,22,23,26-pentahydroxy-5α-cholestan-6-one 26-hemisuccinate, conjugates of 28-norcastasterone with horse radish peroxidase and bovine serum albumin were prepared. The latter conjugate was injected into rabbits; produced polyclonal antibodies were used to quantitate 6-keto-brassinosteroids. The newly developed analytical system was used in
Parul Mehra et al.
Molecular and cellular biology, 35(22), 3880-3891 (2015-09-10)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a potent cytokine with roles in both immunity and tolerance. Genetic studies in humans and mice demonstrate a role for Il2 in autoimmune disease susceptibility, and for decades the proximal Il2 upstream regulatory region has served as
Andrew A Gill et al.
Biomedical microdevices, 17(2), 27-27 (2015-02-15)
This work reports first steps towards the development of artificial neural stem cell microenvironments for the control and assessment of neural stem cell behaviour. Stem cells have been shown to be found in specific, supportive microenvironments (niches) and are believed
Lucie E Charrier et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17699-17699 (2015-12-04)
The human apical protein CRB3 (Crb3 in mouse) organizes epithelial cell polarity. Loss of CRB3 expression increases the tumorogenic potential of cultured epithelial cells and favors metastasis formation in nude mice. These data emphasize the need of in vivo models
Anupam Bera et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 72, 487-494 (2014-09-07)
Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from Jatropha biodiesel residues, namely crude glycerol and oil cake hydrolysate, has been reported previously. Halomonas hydrothermalis (MTCC accession no. 5445; NCBI Genbank accession no. GU938192), a wild marine strain, was used in the bio-synthesis. The
Paul J Austin et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0124755-e0124755 (2015-04-24)
Allodynia, hyperalgesia and spontaneous pain are cardinal sensory signs of neuropathic pain. Clinically, many neuropathic pain patients experience affective-motivational state changes, including reduced familial and social interactions, decreased motivation, anhedonia and depression which are severely debilitating. In earlier studies we
Porkodi Kadhirvel et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1358, 93-101 (2014-07-22)
Straightforward crushing and sieving bulk polymeric R-aminoglutethimide-imprinted materials were prepared by classical free radical polymerization, whereas nano thin walled grafted imprinted materials were prepared using RAFT mediated control polymerization technique. A stoichiometric non-covalent approach based on a triply hydrogen bonding
Taylor Callicrate et al.
BMC genomics, 15, 1098-1098 (2014-12-17)
The Hawaiian honeycreepers are an avian adaptive radiation containing many endangered and extinct species. They display a dramatic range of phenotypic variation and are a model system for studies of evolution, conservation, disease dynamics and population genetics. Development of a
Gerardo Leyva-Gómez et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(8), 2509-2519 (2014-06-12)
To document the efficacy of clonazepam (CLZ) either free as a solution or loaded in solid lipid nanoparticles (CLZ-SLN) or mixed micelles (CLZ-MM), the in vitro blood-brain barrier permeability of the formulations was determined. Behavior and/or electroencephalograms (EEGs) of rodents
Chong-hao Bi et al.
Bioresource technology, 185, 185-193 (2015-03-17)
A novel process was developed for converting scum, a waste material from wastewater treatment facilities, to biodiesel. Scum is an oily waste that was skimmed from the surface of primary and secondary settling tanks in wastewater treatment plants. Currently scum
Justine Lanzini et al.
Biochimie, 118, 234-243 (2015-10-03)
Nude mice carry a spontaneous mutation affecting the gene Foxn1 mainly expressed in the epidermis. This gene is involved in several skin functions, especially in the proliferation and the differentiation of keratinocytes which are key cells of epithelial barrier. The
Wan Mohd Nuzul Hakimi Wan Salleh et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 38(4), 485-493 (2014-08-08)
The present study aimed to examine the chemical compositions of the essential oils of Beilschmiedia madang and their antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anticholinesterase and anti-tyrosinase activities. The major constituents of the essential oils of leaf and bark of B. madang were
Josep Anton Mir-Tutusaus et al.
The Science of the total environment, 500-501, 235-242 (2014-09-15)
Use of agrochemicals is a worldwide practice that exerts an important effect on the environment; therefore the search of approaches for the elimination of such pollutants should be encouraged. The degradation of the insecticides imiprothrin (IP) and cypermethrin (CP), the
Fangkun Ning et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 28(12), 5349-5360 (2014-09-17)
The short palate, lung and nasal epithelial clone 1 (SPLUNC1) protein is a member of the palate, lung, and nasal epithelium clone (PLUNC) family, also known as bactericidal/permeability-increasing (BPI) fold-containing protein, family A, member 1 (BPIFA1). SPLUNC1 is an abundant
Messaouda Khallef et al.
Cytotechnology, 67(2), 207-213 (2013-12-24)
Genotoxic effects of bromoform and chloroform, disinfection by-products of the chlorination of drinking water, were examined by using mitotic index (MI), mitotic phase, chromosome aberrations (CAs) and comet assay on root meristematic cells of Allium cepa. Different concentrations of bromoform
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