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A Marechal et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1406, 109-117 (2015-06-27)
A composite 30-cm capillary was prepared. The head of the capillary was a 1.5-cm original and miniaturized aptamer-based monolithic affinity support that was in-line coupled to the end of the capillary used for capillary electrophoresis (CE) with laser induced fluorescence
Núria Monfort et al.
Drug testing and analysis, 7(9), 819-830 (2015-03-03)
A fast screening method for the detection of more than 60 stimulants in urine was developed. The method consisted of a dilution of the urine (1:5 v/v) and analysis by ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry
Natalija Topic Popovic et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 120, 235-242 (2015-06-21)
A two-season investigation of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent, of related waters, sludge and fish across a wide area and 11 stations, with emphasis on Aeromonas spp. was conducted. Aeromonas veronii was the prevailing aeromonad isolated by MALDI TOF
Francesca Scebba et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 123, 45-52 (2015-09-02)
Quantum dots (QDs), namely semiconductor nanocrystals, due to their particular optical and electronic properties, have growing applications in device technology, biotechnology and biomedical fields. Nevertheless, the possible threat to human health and the environment have attracted increasing attention as the
Christopher J Stewart et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17141-17141 (2015-11-26)
The development of the preterm gut microbiome is important for immediate and longer-term health following birth. We aimed to determine if modifications to the preterm gut on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) impacted the gut microbiota and metabolome long-term.
Peng Liu et al.
Chinese journal of natural medicines, 13(6), 471-480 (2015-06-16)
A method coupling ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer (Qtof MS) using the electrospray ionization (ESI) source was developed for the identification of the major saponins from Panax notoginseng powder (PNP). Ten different PNP samples were analyzed
Ioannis Kasioulis et al.
Molecular biology of the cell, 25(8), 1216-1233 (2014-02-21)
The lysine demethylase Kdm3a (Jhdm2a, Jmjd1a) is required for male fertility, sex determination, and metabolic homeostasis through its nuclear role in chromatin remodeling. Many histone-modifying enzymes have additional nonhistone substrates, as well as nonenzymatic functions, contributing to the full spectrum
Simone R Carvalho et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 88(1), 136-147 (2014-05-27)
The pharmacokinetics of inhaled rapamycin (RAPA) is compared for amorphous versus crystalline dry powder formulations. The amorphous formulation of RAPA and lactose (RapaLac) was prepared by thin film freezing (TFF) using lactose as the stabilizing agent in the weight ratio
Xidan Zhou et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 111, 1-6 (2015-04-02)
The seeds of Descurainia sophia (L.) (short for DSS below), with a long history of medicinal utilization in China, have attracted the attention of many Chinese medicine practitioners for the potent efficacy. In the present study, the raw and processed
Daxin Chen et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(10), 18597-18619 (2015-10-17)
Shexiang Tongxin dropping pill (STP) is a traditional Chinese medicine formula that consists of total saponins of ginseng, synthetic Calculus bovis, bear gall, Venenum bufonis, borneol and Salvia miltiorrhiza. STP has been widely used in China and Southeast Asia for
M Sałaga et al.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, 387(11), 1069-1078 (2014-08-01)
Oenothera paradoxa (EP) preparations are commonly used in folk medicine to treat skin diseases, neuralgia, and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Several reports suggested that EP preparations exhibit potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we aimed
Zohar Ben-Simhon et al.
PloS one, 10(11), e0142777-e0142777 (2015-11-19)
Color is an important determinant of pomegranate fruit quality and commercial value. To understand the genetic factors controlling color in pomegranate, chemical, molecular and genetic characterization of a "white" pomegranate was performed. This unique accession is lacking the typical pomegranate
Hyun-Kyung Na et al.
Toxicology letters, 232(2), 429-437 (2014-12-03)
Tobacco smoking is a well-known cause of various diseases, however, its toxic mechanisms for diseases are not completely understood, yet. Therefore, we performed biological monitoring to find tobacco smoking-responsive mechanisms including oxidative stress in Korean men (N=36). Whole genome microarray
Zhigang Wang et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 107, 1-6 (2015-01-06)
The metabolism of gentiopicroside in vivo was studied by LC/MS following 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine derivatization for the first time. The ionization efficiency of the major metabolites erythrocentaurin and gentiopicral were greatly enhanced by the new analytical method developed, and they were successfully
David V McCalley
Journal of chromatography. A, 1411, 41-49 (2015-08-16)
Retention factor and column efficiency measurements were made for 14 test compounds comprising acids, bases and neutrals on two pairs of amide and bare silica HILIC columns, each pair obtained from a different manufacturer. The columns were tested with up
Jitlada Vichapong et al.
Talanta, 139, 21-26 (2015-04-18)
A simple and fast method namely in-coupled syringe assisted octanol-water partition microextraction combined with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been developed for the extraction, preconcentration and determination of neonicotinoid insecticide residues (e.g. imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, thiacloprid, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, and
Muluneh M Fashe et al.
Chemical research in toxicology, 27(11), 1950-1957 (2014-10-09)
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) such as retrorsine are common food contaminants that are known to be bioactivated by cytochrome P450 enzymes to putative hepatotoxic, genotoxic, and carcinogenic metabolites known as dehydropyrrolizidine alkaloids (DHPs). We compared how both electrochemical (EC) and human
Lijie Zhu et al.
Food chemistry, 186, 146-152 (2015-05-16)
A method for the preparative purification of lignans from Schisandra chinensis was established using a combination of high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The crude extracts obtained from S. chinensis by using 70% ethanol were separated
C L Ward et al.
Cell death & disease, 5, e1572-e1572 (2014-12-17)
Fused in sarcoma/translocated in liposarcoma (FUS/TLS or FUS) is a multifunctional RNA/DNA-binding protein that is pathologically associated with cancer and neurodegeneration. To gain insight into the vital functions of FUS and how a loss of FUS function impacts cellular homeostasis
Jian-Ming He et al.
International immunopharmacology, 24(2), 182-190 (2014-12-20)
Rubi Fructus, a traditional Chinese medicine, was considered as an anti-inflammatory agent in folk medicine. In the present study, we investigated the signalling pathways involved in the anti-inflammatory effects of goshonoside-F5 (GF5), isolated from Rubi Fructus, in peritoneal macrophages and
G M Proshkina et al.
Biochimie, 118, 116-122 (2015-09-01)
Cytotoxic effects of a new targeted phototoxin DARPin-miniSOG and mechanism of its action were investigated in vitro. It was determined that DARPin-miniSOG causes light-induced death of HER2/neu-positive cancer cells (IC50 0.8 μM). Treatment of the cells with DARPin-miniSOG in the presence of
Jian-Sheng Liu et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 9, 3923-3935 (2014-08-26)
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) mediated drug efflux across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is an important mechanism underlying poor brain penetration of certain antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Nanomaterials, as drug carriers, can overcome P-gp activity and improve the targeted delivery of AEDs. However, their
Yunzhe Ma et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(11), 3621-3630 (2014-09-13)
This study demonstrates for the first time the ability to coat solid dispersions on microneedles as a means to deliver water-insoluble drugs through the skin. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) was selected as the hydrophilic matrix, and lidocaine base was selected as
Jae Kyoo Lee et al.
Quarterly reviews of biophysics, 48(4), 437-444 (2015-11-06)
Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, we have studied the synthesis of isoquinoline in a charged electrospray droplet and the complexation between cytochrome c and maltose in a fused droplet to investigate the feasibility of droplets to drive reactions (both covalent and
Hilal Ahmad Parray et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(7), 14441-14463 (2015-06-30)
Previously, galectin-1 (GAL1) was found to be up-regulated in obesity-prone subjects, suggesting that use of a GAL1 inhibitor could be a novel therapeutic approach for treatment of obesity. We evaluated thiodigalactoside (TDG) as a potent inhibitor of GAL1 and identified
Lien Taevernier et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 491(1-2), 144-151 (2015-06-28)
Fusafungine, a mixture of the cyclic hexadepsipeptides enniatins, is currently on the market for the treatment of upper respiratory tract diseases because of its bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, a quality-by-design risk assessment was performed with two objectives:
Tomeu Viver et al.
Systematic and applied microbiology, 38(4), 266-275 (2015-03-11)
The culturable fraction of aerobic, heterotrophic and extremely halophilic microbiota retrieved from sediment and brine samples of eight sampling sites in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Chile was studied by means of a tandem approach combining large-scale cultivation, MALDI-TOF MS
Marcello Locatelli et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1388, 79-86 (2015-02-24)
This paper reports the validation of a quantitative high performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array (HPLC-PDA) method for the simultaneous analysis, in mouse plasma, of eperisone hydrochloride and paracetamol by protein precipitation using zinc sulphate-methanol-acetonitrile. The analytes were resolved on a Gemini
Chun-Xia Zhao et al.
Biotechnology and bioengineering, 112(5), 957-964 (2014-11-27)
Antimicrobial peptides, as a new class of antibiotics, have generated tremendous interest as potential alternatives to classical antibiotics. However, the large-scale production of antimicrobial peptides remains a significant challenge. This paper reports a simple and low-cost chromatography-free platform technology for
Kara Lea Vine et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(3), 1045-1054 (2014-09-19)
Overexpression of the serine protease urokinase (uPA) is recognised as an important biomarker of metastatic disease and a druggable anticancer target. Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-2 (PAI-2/SerpinB2) is a specific uPA inhibitor with proven potential for use in targeted therapy. However
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