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Andrea Ariani et al.
PloS one, 10(2), e0117571-e0117571 (2015-02-12)
Populus x canadensis clone I-214 exhibits a general indicator phenotype in response to excess Zn, and a higher metal uptake in roots than in shoots with a reduced translocation to aerial parts under hydroponic conditions. This physiological adaptation seems mainly
Michael J Salini et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 114(11), 1784-1796 (2015-09-29)
Barramundi (Lates calcarifer), a catadromous teleost of significant and growing commercial importance, are reported to have limited fatty acid bioconversion capability and therefore require preformed long-chain PUFA (LC-PUFA) as dietary essential fatty acid (EFA). In this study, the response of
Paolo Boggio et al.
Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 13(11), 3288-3297 (2015-02-04)
In this study the hydroboration reaction has been exploited to produce in only four steps a new lipophilic GdBNCT/MRI agent (PB01). As a matter of fact, the formation of a new B–C bond to link the decaborane with the lipophilic
Taro Masuda et al.
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 79(1), 74-81 (2014-10-16)
Iron is one of the essential trace elements for humans. In this study, the iron contents in fresh, dried, and toasted nori (Pyropia yezoensis) were analyzed. The mean iron content of fresh, dried, and toasted nori were 19.0, 22.6, and
Urszula Doboszewska et al.
Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 56, 254-263 (2014-10-08)
Data indicated that zinc deficiency may contribute to the development of depression; however changes induced by zinc deficiency are not fully described. In the present paper we tested whether the dietary zinc restriction in rats causes alterations in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor
Md Kawser Ahmed et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(20), 15880-15890 (2015-06-06)
Although fish, crustacean, and shellfish are significant sources of protein, they are currently affected by rapid industrialization, resulting in increased concentrations of heavy metals. Accumulation of heavy metals (V, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Mo, Ag, Cd, Sb
Tamara Perez-Rosello et al.
Neurobiology of disease, 81, 14-19 (2015-03-23)
In many synapses of the CNS, mobile zinc is packaged into glutamatergic vesicles and co-released with glutamate during neurotransmission. Following synaptic release, the mobilized zinc modulates ligand- and voltage-gated channels and receptors, functioning as an inhibitory neuromodulator. However, the origin
Rui Xing et al.
Biomedical materials (Bristol, England), 10(5), 055003-055003 (2015-09-12)
Biofilm formation on dental abutment may lead to peri-implant mucositis and subsequent peri-implantitis. These cases are clinically treated with antibiotics such as doxycycline (Doxy). Here we used an electrochemical method of cathodic polarization to coat Doxy onto the outer surface
Jinjin Wu et al.
Environmental research, 138, 67-73 (2015-02-24)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) are among the most commonly used nanomaterials and may be exposed to human and ecosystem. Prior in vitro study showed that Ag-NPs compromised neurodevelopment of PC12 cells. This study aims to investigate the effect of prenatal exposure
C T R Viana et al.
Microvascular research, 86, 44-51 (2012-12-21)
Inflammation, angiogenesis and cytokine production are common features of almost, if not all tumors. However, the extent of these processes induced by different types of tumors has not been evaluated. We investigated the growth pattern of the experimental metastatic tumors
Chan Wang et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 41, 134-141 (2014-06-09)
As a kind of antimicrobial agent, nano-silver composites have attracted a great deal of interest in biomedical applications. However, the typical loadings of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in such composites could result in dose-related cytotoxicity. In this study, a nano-silver composite
Yang Zhang et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 960, 52-58 (2014-05-03)
A novel TiO2/diatomite composite (TD) was prepared and then characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR). The results of SEM showed that after modification, the porous surface of diatomite was covered with TiO2. Both diatomite and
Heterogeneous reactivity of gaseous nitric acid on Al2O3, CaCO3, and atmospheric dust samples: A Knudsen cell study.
Hanisch F and Crowley JN.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105(13), 3096-3106 (2001)
Małgorzata Anita Bryszewska et al.
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), 29, 91-98 (2014-12-04)
In this study, we investigate the type and quantity of selenium compounds in fish and marine organisms, using ion-pair reversed phase LC–ICP-MS, developed and applied for the analysis of Atlantic cod, Atlantic salmon, Greenland halibut, Atlantic herring, blue mussel, common
Rui Gusmão et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 21(46), 16474-16478 (2015-10-08)
Fluorographane (C1 Hx F1-x+δ )n is a new member of the graphene family that exhibits hydrophobicity and a large band gap that is tunable based on the level of fluorination. Herein, sensing and energy applications of fluorographane are reported. The
Zachary DeLoughery et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 143(1), 54-63 (2014-10-08)
Hexavalent chromium is a human respiratory carcinogen that undergoes intracellular activation in vivo primarily via reduction with ascorbate. Replication of Cr-adducted DNA triggers mismatch repair that generates toxic DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) as secondary lesions. Here, we examined the intranuclear distribution
Rachel R Eastman et al.
Environmental science & technology, 47(3), 1629-1637 (2012-12-25)
The absence of well-validated biomarkers of manganese (Mn) exposure in children remains a major obstacle for studies of Mn toxicity. We developed a hair cleaning methodology to establish the utility of hair as an exposure biomarker for Mn and other
Jinhye Bae et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 53(31), 8240-8245 (2014-06-17)
Double emulsions are valuable for the formation of multi-compartmental structures. A variety of pathways to prepare double emulsions have been developed, but high-throughput routes to droplets of controlled size and architecture remain scarce. A new single-step process is introduced for
Miguel Angel García-Sevillano et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 406(24), 5853-5865 (2014-07-30)
The biochemical response of mice (Mus musculus) to acute subcutaneous inorganic-mercury exposure was assessed over a 14-day period by analyzing cytosolic extracts of the liver, the kidneys, and blood plasma. Integrated metallomic and metabolomic approaches using elemental and molecular-mass spectrometry
Alessandra Emanuele Tonietto et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(20), 15920-15930 (2015-06-08)
This research aimed at evaluating cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) speciation in water samples as well as determining water quality parameters (alkalinity, chlorophyll a, chloride, conductivity, dissolved organic carbon, dissolved oxygen, inorganic carbon, nitrate, pH, total
Kvar C L Black et al.
ACS nano, 8(5), 4385-4394 (2014-04-29)
With Au nanocages as an example, we recently demonstrated that radioactive (198)Au could be incorporated into the crystal lattice of Au nanostructures for simple and reliable quantification of their in vivo biodistribution by measuring the γ radiation from (198)Au decay
Sherleen Fu et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 143(2), 482-498 (2015-01-13)
The brain subventricular zone (SVZ) is a source of neural precursor cells; these cells travel along the rostral migratory stream (RMS) to destination areas in the process of adult neurogenesis. Recent x-ray fluorescence (XRF) studies reveal an extensive accumulation of
Yanzhu Yang et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 103(3), 1045-1052 (2014-06-10)
Poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) is widely used in a variety of tissue engineering and drug delivery applications due to its biodegradability and biocompatibility. But PLGA surfaces are usually hydrophobic which limited the loading and seeding capacities for cells, especially semiadherent immune cells.
Michaela Zeiner et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 106, 153-158 (2014-12-03)
The use of medical herbs for the treatment of many human diseases is increasing nowadays due to their mild features and low side effects. Not only for their healing properties, but also for their nutritive value supplementation of diet with
Tiago H Ferreira et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 481(1-2), 56-63 (2015-02-01)
Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have generated considerable interest among the scientific community because of their unique physical and chemical properties. They present good chemical inertness, high thermal stability, and optimal resistance to oxidation, that make them ideal candidates for biomedical
Dengwu Zhao et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17276-17276 (2015-11-27)
This report investigates the enhancement of localized evaporation via separated light absorbing particles (plasmonic absorbers) and scattering particles (polystyrene nanoparticles). Evaporation has been considered as one of the most important phase-change processes in modern industries. To improve the efficiency of
Md Saiful Islam et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 122, 462-469 (2015-09-26)
Seven food items, namely, meat, egg, fish, milk, vegetables, cereals and fruits were collected from Bogra district, Bangladesh to evaluate the levels of heavy metal and associated health risk to the adults and children. The samples were analyzed for the
Wael I Mortada et al.
Biological trace element research, 168(2), 303-310 (2015-05-23)
Cadmium (Cd) level in blood and urine of soldering iron workers (n=49) and 41 matched healthy controls has been assessed. Cloud point extraction was employed for preconcentration of Cd. The Cd ions formed hydrophobic complex with 9,10-phenanthraquinone monoethyl thiosemicarbazone that
Alok Rout et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(3), 1379-1387 (2014-11-26)
Trivalent rare-earth ions were extracted from nitric acid medium by the neutral phosphine oxide extractant Cyanex 923 into ionic liquid phases containing the bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide anion. Five different cations were considered: 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium, 1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium, methyltributylammonium, methyltrioctylammonium and trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium. The extraction behavior of
Gabriella Dravecz et al.
Talanta, 147, 271-275 (2015-11-26)
The determination of Al contaminant and the main component Si in silicon carbide (SiC) nanocrystals with the size-distribution of 1-8nm dispersed in an aqueous solution was developed using high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (HR-CS-GFAAS). The vaporization/atomization processes
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