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Tomomi Sato et al.
Molecular pharmacology, 88(6), 1024-1034 (2015-09-20)
Comparisons between structures of the β1-adrenergic receptor (AR) bound to either agonists, partial agonists, or weak partial agonists led to the proposal that rotamer changes of Ser(5.46), coupled to a contraction of the binding pocket, are sufficient to increase the
Zhao-Dong Liu et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 110, 289-295 (2013-06-05)
We investigated the adhesion of Escherichia coli to α-Fe2O3 and γ-Al2O3 and the effects of adhesion on the surface properties of the oxides in batch experiments, where we conducted potentiometric titration, zeta potential measurements, and FTIR spectroscopy. The adhesion isotherms
Kevin A Thorn et al.
PloS one, 10(11), e0142452-e0142452 (2015-11-12)
Despite recent advances in spectroscopic techniques, there is uncertainty regarding the nature of the carbonyl groups in the asphaltene and resin fractions of crude oil, information necessary for an understanding of the physical properties and environmental fate of these materials.
Natasha A Andrade et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 282, 68-74 (2014-10-06)
In the US, land application of biosolids has been utilized in government-regulated programs to recycle valuable nutrients and organic carbon that would otherwise be incinerated or buried in landfills. While many benefits have been reported, there are concerns that these
Colin J Ingham et al.
Biotechnology advances, 30(5), 1089-1099 (2011-08-23)
Porous aluminum oxide (PAO) is a ceramic formed by an anodization process of pure aluminum that enables the controllable assembly of exceptionally dense and regular nanopores in a planar membrane. As a consequence, PAO has a high porosity, nanopores with
José M Estrada et al.
Water research, 47(13), 4312-4321 (2013-06-15)
Clogging due to biomass accumulation and the loss of structural stability of the packing media are common operational drawbacks of standard gas biofiltration inherent to the traditional biofilter design, which result in prohibitive pressure drop buildups and media channeling. In
Graziela Ribeiro Batista et al.
The journal of adhesive dentistry, 17(5), 421-426 (2015-11-04)
To evaluate the influence of different surface treatments on roughness and bond strength of composite repairs. 120 truncated conical specimens were prepared with composite Grandio SO (VOCO) and submitted to 5000 thermal cycles. Specimens were divided into 12 groups (n
Matteo Lorenzoni et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(42), 11630-11638 (2015-10-08)
The mechanical properties of several types of block copolymer (BCP) thin films have been investigated using PeakForce quantitative nanomechanical mapping. The samples consisted of polystyrene/poly(methylmethacrylate) (PS/PMMA)-based BCP thin films with different pitches both randomly oriented and self-assembled. The measured films
Markus Feulner et al.
Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 15(11), 28796-28806 (2015-11-19)
Soot sensors are required for on-board diagnostics (OBD) of automotive diesel particulate filters (DPF) to detect filter failures. Widely used for this purpose are conductometric sensors, measuring an electrical current or resistance between two electrodes. Soot particles deposit on the
C Passariello et al.
European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, 14(3), 199-203 (2013-12-04)
To compare early bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation of common and uncommon periodontal pathogens on a variety of commercial brackets in vitro. In vitro adhesion and biofilm formation of 4 bacterial strains on 15 different commercial brackets, in standard culture
Study on the mechanism of the reaction of NO2 with aluminium oxide.
Apostolescu N, et al.
Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental, 51(1), 43-50 (2004)
Esra Can Say et al.
Dental materials journal, 33(3), 332-342 (2014-03-07)
The purpose of this study was to investigate surface roughness (Ra) and morphology of supra-nanofilled [Estelite Omega (EO), Estelite ∑ Quick (EQ)], micro-hybrid [Esthet.X HD (EHD), G-aenial (GAE)] and nano-hybrid [Clearfil Majesty Posterior (CMP), Charisma Diamond (CD), Beautifil II (BII)]
E A Peralta et al.
Nature, 503(7474), 91-94 (2013-10-01)
The enormous size and cost of current state-of-the-art accelerators based on conventional radio-frequency technology has spawned great interest in the development of new acceleration concepts that are more compact and economical. Micro-fabricated dielectric laser accelerators (DLAs) are an attractive approach
Dae-Hee Kim et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(5), 3564-3567 (2013-07-19)
The initial reaction of dimethylaluminum isopropoxide (Al(CH3)2OC3H7, DMAI) with a fully hydrogen-terminated Si (001) surface for aluminum oxide thin-film growth was investigated using density functional theory. Al-C and Al-O bonds of the adsorbed DMAI were easily broken to produce unimethylaluminum
Hitomi Uchimoto et al.
Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin, 63(3), 200-209 (2015-03-12)
Reuse of chiral ruthenium catalyst in catalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (CATH) has attracted attention from economic and environmental viewpoints, and reactions using ionic liquids (ILs) as solvent are recognized as one of the most useful methods for reuse of the
James R Gallagher et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 17(42), 28144-28153 (2015-03-21)
We report the structural evolution of Pd-Zn alloys in a 3.6% Pd-12% Zn/Al2O3 catalyst which is selective for propane dehydrogenation. High signal-to-noise, in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used quantitatively, in addition to in situ diffuse-reflectance infrared Fourier transform
Teppei Niide et al.
Nanoscale, 7(47), 20155-20163 (2015-11-18)
Crystalline assemblies of fluorescent molecules have different functional properties than the constituent monomers, as well as unique optical characteristics that depend on the structure, size, and morphological homogeneity of the crystal particles. In this study, we selected peptides with affinity
Bum-Young Noh et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(5), 3335-3340 (2013-07-19)
Surface plasmon (SP)-enhanced light emission mechanism has been investigated for the Ag-coated ZnO/Al2O3 core/shell nanorods (NRs). Structural characterizations showed that the ZnO NRs were covered by conformal Al2O3 layer and coated by Ag nanoparticles (NPs). The optical studies by photoluminescence
Runzeng Liu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1381, 13-21 (2015-01-24)
Robust analytical methods were developed for the determination of eight emerging synthetic phenolic antioxidants (SPAs) and three metabolites in sewage sludge, effluent and river water matrices. Accelerated solvent extraction was employed for the extraction of the target analytes from sludge
Takashi Okada et al.
Waste management (New York, N.Y.), 45, 343-350 (2015-05-30)
The reduction melting process is useful to recover toxic lead from cathode ray tube funnel glass; however, this process generates SiO2-containing residues that are disposed in landfill sites. To reduce the volume of landfill waste, it is desirable to recycle
High contrast laser marking of alumina.
Penide J, et al.
Applied Surface Science, 336, 118-128 (2015)
Juseok Lee et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 9(2), 295-298 (2013-05-01)
Cell responses to surface and contact cell guidance are of great interest in bio-applications especially on nano- and micro scale features. Recently we showed selective cell responses on Al/Al2O3, bi-phasic nanowires (NWs). In this context, Al/Al2O3 NWs were synthesized by
Julian Quodbach et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(11), 3657-3665 (2014-09-17)
The aim of this study is the introduction of a novel apparatus that is capable of continuously measuring the particle size reduction of disintegrating tablets and analysis of the obtained results. The apparatus is constructed such that no particles pass
Chris M Maragos
Toxins, 7(10), 3903-3915 (2015-10-02)
Paxilline (PAX) is a tremorgenic mycotoxin that has been found in perennial ryegrass infected with Acremonium lolii. To facilitate screening for this toxin, four murine monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were developed. In competitive indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (CI-ELISAs) the concentrations of
Gaoqi Wang et al.
Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, 24(1), 17-24 (2014-06-13)
The aims of this study were to reveal the mechanism of failure of bilayered beams and to assess the thickness ratio effect on the load-bearing capacity of the bilayered beams. Both analytical and finite element analysis methods were used to
Mutlu Ozcan et al.
The journal of adhesive dentistry, 15(3), 207-210 (2013-05-24)
This study evaluated the effect of different surface conditioning protocols on the repair strength of resin composite to the zirconia core / veneering ceramic complex, simulating the clinical chipping phenomenon. Forty disk-shaped zirconia core (Lava Zirconia, 3M ESPE) (diameter: 3
Shuangqin Ma et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 1005, 17-22 (2015-10-12)
Soxhlet-assisted matrix solid phase dispersion (SA-MSPD) method was developed to extract flavonoids from rape (Brassica campestris) bee pollen. Extraction parameters including the extraction solvent, the extraction time, and the solid support conditions were investigated and optimized. The best extraction yields
Badreddine Barhoumi et al.
Marine environmental research, 101, 184-195 (2014-08-12)
In this study, biological responses and contaminant levels in biological tissues were investigated in grass goby fish specimens (Zosterisessor ophiocephalus) collected from five stations in a moderately polluted ecosystem, namely the Bizerte lagoon on the north coast of Tunisia. The
Radosław Olkowski et al.
Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine, 26(12), 270-270 (2015-10-30)
Calcium phosphate cements (CPC) are valuable bone fillers. Recently they have been also considered as the basis for drug-, growth factors- or cells-delivery systems. Broad possibilities to manipulate CPC composition provide a unique opportunity to obtain materials with a wide
Grigorina Mitrofan et al.
Chirality, 27(12), 973-978 (2015-10-09)
A fast screening method of whole blood was proposed for enantiorecognition of free L-T3 , L-T4 , and D-T4 . Stochastic microsensors based on four inulins (IN, IQ, TEX, and HD) immobilized on diamond paste (DP) were used for recognition
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