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Hong-Bo Pang et al.
Nature communications, 5, 4904-4904 (2014-10-04)
Neuropilins (NRPs) are trans-membrane receptors involved in axon guidance and vascular development. Many growth factors and other signalling molecules bind to NRPs through a carboxy (C)-terminal, basic sequence motif (C-end Rule or CendR motif). Peptides with this motif (CendR peptides)
Gabriella Costabile et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(8), 2604-2617 (2015-05-15)
Inhaled antivirulence drugs are currently considered a promising therapeutic option to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF). We have recently shown that the anthelmintic drug niclosamide (NCL) has strong quorum sensing (QS) inhibiting activity against P. aeruginosa
Megan Melland-Smith et al.
Autophagy, 11(4), 653-669 (2015-04-09)
Bioactive sphingolipids including ceramides are involved in a variety of pathophysiological processes by regulating cell death and survival. The objective of the current study was to examine ceramide metabolism in preeclampsia, a serious disorder of pregnancy characterized by oxidative stress
Michal Bittner et al.
Chemosphere, 132, 56-62 (2015-03-24)
Recombinant yeast assays (RYAs) constitute a suitable tool for the environmental monitoring of compounds with endocrine disrupting activities, notably estrogenicity and androgenicity. Conventional procedures require yeast reconstitution from frozen stock, which usually takes several days and demands additional equipment. With
Xuhua Ge et al.
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 31(10), 2372-2391 (2020-08-02)
Maintenance of the intricate interdigitating morphology of podocytes is crucial for glomerular filtration. One of the key aspects of specialized podocyte morphology is the segregation and organization of distinct cytoskeletal filaments into different subcellular components, for which the exact mechanisms
Masataka Hosoi et al.
Experimental hematology, 42(9), 816-825 (2014-05-27)
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) derived from disease cells are expected to provide a new experimental material, especially for diseases from which samples are difficult to obtain. In this study, we generated iPS from samples from patients with primary and
Jihwan Lee et al.
Science advances, 6(43) (2020-10-25)
Unraveling the genetic and epigenetic determinants of phenotypes is critical for understanding and re-engineering biology and would benefit from improved methods to separate cells based on phenotypes. Here, we report SPOTlight, a versatile high-throughput technique to isolate individual yeast or
Binxing Zheng et al.
Journal of separation science, 38(15), 2737-2745 (2015-05-13)
Hydrophobic-hydrophilic monolithic dual-phase plates have been prepared by a two-step polymerization method for two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography of low-molecular-weight compounds, namely, several dyes. The thin 200 μm poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) layers attached to microscope glass plates were prepared using a UV-initiated
José F Huertas-Pérez et al.
Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 32(8), 1352-1357 (2015-07-01)
A rapid, simple and effective method for the determination of citrinin in rice by UHPLC coupled to fluorescence detection has been developed and validated. Extraction of citrinin from rice samples was achieved by applying a QuEChERS-based extraction/partitioning process with water
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
Marin Ming et al.
Vaccine, 37(22), 2960-2966 (2019-04-24)
Potency assays for vaccine products are an important regulatory requirement, and are used to assess product quality and consistency prior to lot release for clinical testing. Ideally they measure an established correlate of efficacy or protection. In cases where there
Evgeny Smirnov et al.
ACS nano, 9(6), 6565-6575 (2015-06-04)
Soft or "liquid-liquid" interfaces were functionalized by roughly half a monolayer of mirror-like nanofilms of gold nanoparticles using a precise interfacial microinjection method. The surface coverage of the nanofilm was characterized by ion transfer voltammetry. These gold nanoparticle films represent
Chiara Zaffino et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 149, 41-47 (2015-05-06)
Anthocyanins are an important class of natural compounds responsible for the red, purple and blue colors in a large number of flowers, fruits and cereal grains. They are polyhydroxy- and polymethoxy-derivatives of 2-phenylbenzopyrylium (flavylium) salts, which are present in nature
Wong Pooi See et al.
Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 31(10), 997-1003 (2015-10-16)
A new approach for the development of a highly sensitive aluminium(III) ion sensor via the preconcentration of aluminium(III) ion with a self-assembled monolayer on a gold nanoparticles modified screen-printed carbon electrode and current mediation by potassium ferricyanide redox behavior during
Michal Babič et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 103(6), 1141-1148 (2014-10-07)
Coprecipitation of FeCl2 and FeCl3 with aqueous ammonia was used to prepare iron oxide nanoparticles dispersible in aqueous medium. Oxidation of the particles with sodium hypochlorite then yielded maghemite (γ-Fe2 O3 ) nanoparticles which were coated with two types of
Ruben de Vries et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(12), 8678-8687 (2015-10-12)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of shortening or omitting the dry period of dairy cows on milk casein composition. For this study, we analyzed milk samples of 90 cows with a dry period of 0
Tatiana Perevozchikova et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(6), 1946-1959 (2015-04-08)
Adsorption of proteins to solid-fluid interfaces is often empirically found to promote formation of soluble aggregates and larger, subvisible, and visible particles, but key stages in this process are often difficult to probe directly. Aggregation mediated by adsorption to water-silicon
Hiroshi Itoh et al.
Journal of leukocyte biology, 98(1), 107-117 (2015-04-25)
Autophagy occurs in human neutrophils after the phagocytosis of multidrug-resistant bacteria and drug-sensitive strains, including Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The present study detected autophagy by immunoblot analysis of LC3B conversion, by confocal scanning microscopic examination of LC3B aggregate formation
Aishwarya Sooresh et al.
Drug and chemical toxicology, 38(2), 205-211 (2014-07-16)
Development of new methods and compounds to eradicate insect vectors are desperately needed. To that end, our team has previously described the synthesis and characterization of a conjugate comprised of a silver nanoparticle core encapsulated by the pyrethroid pesticide, deltamethrin
Simona Pedrotti et al.
Science advances, 5(4), eaav1472-eaav1472 (2019-04-20)
Obesity and its associated metabolic abnormalities have become a global emergency with considerable morbidity and mortality. Epidemiologic and animal model data suggest an epigenetic contribution to obesity. Nevertheless, the cellular and molecular mechanisms through which epigenetics contributes to the development
Céleste-Élise Stephany et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34(35), 11631-11640 (2014-08-29)
The closure of developmental critical periods consolidates neural circuitry but also limits recovery from early abnormal sensory experience. Degrading vision by one eye throughout a critical period both perturbs ocular dominance (OD) in primary visual cortex and impairs visual acuity
Jung-Hoon Lee et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7571-7571 (2015-06-27)
Much of the interest in noble metal nanoparticles is due to their plasmonic resonance responses and local field enhancement, both of which can be tuned through the size and shape of the particles. However, both properties suffer from the loss
Srivalli Telikepalli et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(2), 495-507 (2014-12-19)
Upon exposure to shaking stress, an IgG1 mAb formulation in both the liquid and lyophilized state formed subvisible particles. Because freeze-drying was expected to minimize protein physical instability under these conditions, the extent and nature of aggregate formation in the
Olga Bibikova et al.
Journal of biomedical optics, 20(7), 76017-76017 (2015-08-01)
We synthesized and characterized gold nanostars and their silica-coated derivatives with 7- to 50-nm shell thicknesses as contrast agents for optical imaging. The scattering and absorption coefficients of the nanoparticles (NPs) were estimated by means of collimated transmittance and diffuse
Hui Zhang et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 74, 872-877 (2015-08-05)
Salmonella typhimurium and Staphylococcus aureus are most common causes of food-associated disease. A Raman based biosensor was developed for S. typhimurium and S. aureus detection simultaneously. The biosensor was based on nanoparticles enhanced Raman intensity and the specific recognition of
Malik Mukhtar et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(8), 482-482 (2015-07-02)
The present studies were carried out to observe the dissipation pattern of chlorpyrifos on apple in Kashmir Valley. Persistence of chlorpyrifos in apple was studied following two applications rates of chlorpyrifos (Dursban 20 EC) at 200 g a.i. ha(-1) (single dose
Sry D Hujaya et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(9), 3066-3086 (2015-04-09)
To investigate the properties of phenylboronic acid-functional poly(amido amine) polymers (BA-PAA) in forming multilayered thin films with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and chondroitin sulfate (ChS), and to evaluate their compatibility with COS-7 cells. Copolymers of phenylboronic acid-functional poly(amido amine)s, differing in
Wenchao Ding et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 16(2), 447-454 (2014-11-14)
The Turkevich method, involving the reduction of HAuCl4 with citrate in boiling water, allows the facile production of monodisperse, quasispherical gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Although, it is well-known that the size of the AuNPs obtained with the same recipe vary slightly
M S Matias et al.
Journal of environmental management, 159, 147-157 (2015-06-13)
Nanoscience is a field that has stood out in recent years. The accurate long-term health and environmental risks associated with these emerging materials are unknown. Therefore, this work investigated how to eliminate silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from synthetic effluents by electrocoagulation
Rahul D Sheth et al.
Biotechnology and bioengineering, 111(8), 1595-1603 (2014-03-07)
In this work, a proof of concept elastin-like polypeptide-Z domain fusion (ELP-Z) based affinity precipitation process is developed for monoclonal antibody (mAb) purification from industrial harvest feeds. Greater than 99% mAb recoveries are obtained during the initial binding step of
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