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Jun Ni et al.
Plant & cell physiology, 56(8), 1655-1666 (2015-06-17)
Strigolactone (SL), auxin and cytokinin (CK) interact to regulate shoot branching. CK has long been considered to be the only key phytohormone to promote lateral bud outgrowth. Here we report that gibberellin also acts as a positive regulator in the
S Syama et al.
Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 24(9), 644-653 (2014-08-21)
Engineered nanoparticles are developed for various applications in industrial, electrical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and medical fields due to their unique properties. Nanoparticles such as TiO(2) and ZnO are widely used in cosmetics for UV protection. The toxicological investigations of ZnO NPs
Maren Kleine-Brueggeney et al.
Cellular signalling, 26(9), 1985-1997 (2014-05-20)
The role of naturally occurring human α1a-Adrenergic Receptor (α1aAR) genetic variants associated with cardiovascular disorders is poorly understood. Here, we present the novel findings that expression of human α1aAR-247R (247R) genetic variant in cardiomyoblasts leads to transition of cardiomyoblasts into
Chien-Liang Liu et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 10(19), 3962-3969 (2014-07-22)
The room-temperature, aqueous-phase synthesis of iron-oxide nanoparticles (IO NPs) with glutathione (GSH) is reported. The simple, one-step reduction involves GSH as a capping agent and tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium chloride (THPC) as the reducing agent; GSH is an anti-oxidant that is abundant in
Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan et al.
Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979), 65(1), 200-210 (2014-11-12)
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are an emerging class of genomic regulatory molecules reported in various species. In the rat, which is one of the major mammalian model organisms, discovery of lncRNAs on a genome-wide scale is lagging. Renal lncRNA sequencing
Mohammad Behbahani et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1308, 25-31 (2013-08-21)
A simple, rapid, and efficient method, based on surfactant assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (SA-DLLME), followed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been developed for simultaneous preconcentration and trace detection of zonisamide and carbamazepine in biological samples. A conventional cationic
Xiuzhen Zhu et al.
Electrophoresis, 36(13), 1507-1513 (2014-11-05)
Electrophoresis and dielectrophoresis of cells can reveal many distinct cellular properties but are often conducted separately. Herein a simultaneous strategy was proposed, and a simple method was established by making cells migrate through a cross channel under a micro video
Julia Misiewicz et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848(3), 833-841 (2014-12-17)
To understand the molecular mechanisms of amphiphilic membrane-active peptides, one needs to study their interactions with lipid bilayers under ambient conditions. However, it is difficult to control the pH of the sample in biophysical experiments that make use of mechanically
Hala M Heneedak et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 29(7), 998-1007 (2014-11-25)
The prerequisites for forensic confirmatory analysis by LC/MS/MS with respect to European Union guidelines are chromatographic separation, a minimum number of two MS/MS transitions to obtain the required identification points and predefined thresholds for the variability of the relative intensities
Sonia Lefnaoui et al.
Saudi pharmaceutical journal : SPJ : the official publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, 23(6), 698-711 (2015-12-25)
A pregelatinized starch (PGS) was derivatized with sodium chloroacetate (SCA) in alcoholic medium under alkaline condition to produce carboxymethyl pregelatinized starch (CMPGS) with various degrees of substitution (DS). Influence of the molar ratio of SCA to the glucopyranose units (SCA/GU)
Rebecca Momper et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(26), 7283-7287 (2015-06-09)
In this work, we present the stabilization of polar step edges along the [010] direction of calcite (10.4) by the presence of a water-soluble organic molecule, namely Congo Red. While characteristic etch pits are observed on the surface in the
Shogo Sasaki et al.
Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 119(2), 200-205 (2014-07-26)
We demonstrated the synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) with binding affinity toward a target protein, ribonuclease A (RNase) by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of acrylic acid, acrylamide, and N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide in the presence of RNase. The binding activity of
Hana Moon et al.
PloS one, 10(5), e0127060-e0127060 (2015-05-16)
Transient receptor potential ankyrin1 (TRPA1) and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) are members of the TRP superfamily of structurally related, nonselective cation channels and mediators of several signaling pathways. Previously, we identified methyl syringate as an hTRPA1 agonist with
Jie Xiao et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(47), 10263-10270 (2015-11-06)
Kafirin nanoparticle-stabilized Pickering emulsions (KPEs) were used to encapsulate curcumin. The stability of KPEs under processing conditions and their protective effects against photo-oxidation of curcumin and lipid oxidation of oil in emulsions, as well as the digestion profiles in gastrointestinal
N G R Dayan Elshan et al.
Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 13(6), 1778-1791 (2014-12-17)
Melanocortin receptors can be used as biomarkers to detect and possibly treat melanoma. To these ends, molecules bearing one, two, or three copies of the weakly binding ligand MSH(4) were attached to scaffolds based on phloroglucinol, tripropargylamine, and 1,4,7-triazacyclononane by
María Cordero-Vaca et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(16), 4615-4627 (2015-05-01)
Four different crosslinked polymeric ionic liquid (PIL)-based sorbent coatings were evaluated in an automated direct-immersion solid-phase microextraction method (automated DI-SPME) in combination with gas chromatography (GC). The crosslinked PIL coatings were based on vinyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViCnIm-) or vinylbenzyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViBzCnIm-) IL monomers
Christopher A Quinto et al.
Nanoscale, 7(29), 12728-12736 (2015-07-15)
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles have the potential for use as a multimodal cancer therapy agent due to their ability to carry anticancer drugs and generate localized heat when exposed to an alternating magnetic field, resulting in combined chemotherapy and
Werner E G Müller et al.
Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology, 16(9), 1323-1332 (2015-04-15)
Studies indicate that mammalian bone formation is initiated at calcium carbonate bioseeds, a process that is driven enzymatically by carbonic anhydrase (CA). We show that amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) and bicarbonate (HCO3 (-) ) cause induction of expression of the
Vilma Dembitz et al.
International journal of hematology, 102(1), 12-24 (2015-03-12)
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) has potent clinical activity in the treatment of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), but is much less efficacious in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) lacking t(15;17) translocation. Recent studies have indicated that the addition of mammalian target
Anna Sankiewicz et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 469, 4-11 (2014-10-15)
We have developed a new method for highly selective determination of the ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) concentration using a surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRI) technique and two different biosensors. UCH-L1 was captured from a solution by immobilized specific rabbit
Leila Bagheri et al.
Journal of microencapsulation, 31(7), 636-643 (2014-04-29)
Whey proteins were inter-connected either by the enzyme transglutaminase or citric acid and then desolvated with ethanol to generate particles. Both samples comprised of sub-micron (>300 nm) and nano-scaled (~100 nm) particles based on the hydrodynamic size measurements. Enzyme-induced cross-linking
Mahboube Eslami Moghadam et al.
Combinatorial chemistry & high throughput screening, 17(9), 781-789 (2014-09-30)
Studies on the interactions between metallodrugs and human serum albumin (HSA), as carrier for drugs and biological molecules, are extremely important to design and discover new drugs. The interaction of three novel synthesized complexes of [Pd(phen)(R-gly)]NO3, where R-gly is methyl-
Lillian Seu et al.
AIDS research and therapy, 11, 27-27 (2014-09-03)
The level (or frequency) of circulating monocyte subpopulations such as classical (CD14(hi)CD16(-)) and non-classical (CD14(dim)CD16(+)) monocytes varies during the course of HIV disease progression and antiretroviral therapy (ART). We hypothesized that such variation and/or differences in the degree to which
Samina Akhter et al.
BioMed research international, 2015, 356729-356729 (2015-07-30)
This research investigated the protective role of Leea macrophylla extract on CCl4-induced acute liver injury in rats. Different fractions of Leea macrophylla (Roxb.) crude extract were subjected to analysis for antioxidative effects. Rats were randomly divided into four groups as
Mayu Yasunaga et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 406(23), 5735-5742 (2014-07-13)
Bioluminescence imaging is widely used to monitor cellular events, including gene expression in vivo and in vitro. Moreover, recent advances in luciferase technology have made possible imaging at the single-cell level. To improve the bioluminescence imaging system, we have developed
Vinay Khatri et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 109, 139-147 (2014-05-13)
Cellulose fiber sheets impregnated with saccharide capped-ZnO nanoparticles were used as bioactive materials for antibody immobilization. First, ZnO nanoparticles were synthesized in the presence of glucose (monosaccharide), sucrose (disaccharide) as well as alginic acid and starch (polysaccharides). The pine cellulose
Marwa A A Ragab et al.
Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence, 30(6), 760-767 (2014-11-26)
A new combination of ibuprofen (NSAID) and famotidine (H2 receptor antagonist) was recently approved by the FDA. It was formulated to relief pain while decreasing the risk of ulceration, which is a common problem for patients receiving NSAID. A rapid
Arsalan Yousuf et al.
Molecular pharmacology, 88(4), 825-835 (2015-05-15)
Phosphorylation of residues in the C-terminal tail of the µ-opioid receptor (MOPr) is thought to be a key step in desensitization and internalization. Phosphorylation of C-terminal S/T residues is required for internalization (Just et al., 2013), but its role in
Hisako Hikiji et al.
Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine, 25(6), 1531-1538 (2014-02-28)
Rapid and efficient animal models are needed for evaluating the effectiveness of many new candidate bone regenerative materials. We developed an in vivo model screening for calvarial bone regeneration in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated mice, in which materials were overlaid on the
Abdel A Alli et al.
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, 309(5), F456-F463 (2015-07-03)
Phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2) regulates epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) open probability. In turn, myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate (MARCKS) protein or MARCKS-like protein 1 (MLP-1) at the plasma membrane regulates the delivery of PIP2 to ENaC. MARCKS and MLP-1 are regulated
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