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Meritxell Balmaña et al.
Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 442, 56-62 (2015-01-18)
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) usually shows an enhanced expression of sialyl-Lewis X (sLe(x)) and related epitopes. PDAC may secrete some of the proteins carrying such increased sLe(x) determinant into serum, so they could be used as PDAC markers. Previously, we identified
Gisele H J M Leyten et al.
Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 21(13), 3061-3070 (2015-03-20)
Serum PSA (sPSA) testing has led to the identification of patients with indolent prostate cancer, and inevitably overtreatment has become a concern. Progensa PCA3 urine testing was shown to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer, but its diagnostic value for
Jade A Ezzedine et al.
Journal of microbiological methods, 175, 105996-105996 (2020-07-01)
Appropriate use and specific primers are important in assessing the diversity and abundance of microbial groups of interest. Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs), that refer to obligate Gram-negative bacterial predators of other Gram-negative bacteria, evolved in terms of taxonomy and
Hee Jin Seo et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 11(11), 10262-10270 (2012-03-15)
A photo-responsive liposome was developed by loading 7-acetoxy coumarin (ATC) in egg phosphatidylcholine (EPC) liposome. ATC was derivetized from 7-hydroxy coumarin using sodium acetate. The ATC-loaded liposomes were prepared by suspending the dry mixture film of ATC/EPC in distilled water
Lu Liu et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(7), 1979-1986 (2014-05-17)
We studied the effects of pH and solution additives on freezing-induced perturbations in the tertiary structure of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) by intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence spectroscopy. In general, freezing caused perturbations in the tertiary structure of the mAb, which were
Misato Kawai et al.
Brain research bulletin, 118, 25-33 (2015-09-06)
Bright light therapy is used as the primary treatment for seasonal affective disorder; however, the mechanisms underlying its antidepressant effect are not fully understood. Previously, we found that C57BL/6J mice exhibit increased depression-like behavior during a short-day condition (SD) and
Justin P Ludeman et al.
Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 13(7), 2162-2169 (2014-12-24)
Tyrosine sulfation is a widespread post-translational modification that mediates the interactions of secreted and membrane-associated proteins in such varied biological processes as peptide hormone action, adhesion, blood coagulation, complement activation and regulation of leukocyte trafficking. Due to the heterogeneous nature
Christian Bellehumeur et al.
Journal of virological methods, 222, 182-191 (2015-07-02)
Pan-viral DNA array (PVDA) and high-throughput sequencing (HTS) are useful tools to identify novel viruses of emerging diseases. However, both techniques have difficulties to identify viruses in clinical samples because of the host genomic nucleic acid content (hg/cont). Both propidium
Arun Kumar et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(17), 9211-9227 (2015-04-04)
To minimize cardiotoxicity and to increase the bioavailability of doxorubicin, polymersomes based on redox sensitive amphiphilic triblock copolymer poly(polyethylene glycol methacrylate)-poly(caprolactone)-s-s-poly(caprolactone)-poly(polyethylene glycol methacrylate) (pPEGMA-PCL-ss-PCL-pPEGMA) with disulfide linkage were designed and developed. The polymers were synthesized by ring opening polymerization (ROP)
Gurumayum Suraj Sharma et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 79, 86-94 (2015-05-06)
Biological macromolecules are known to evolve and function under crowded intracellular environments that comprises of a wealth of soluble and insoluble macromolecules like proteins, nucleic acids, ribosomes and carbohydrates etc. Crowded environment is known to result in altered biological properties
David Awotwe Otoo et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(7), 2042-2052 (2014-05-21)
The aim of the present study was to apply an integrated process analytical technology (PAT) approach to control and monitor the effect of the degree of supercooling on critical process and product parameters of a lyophilization cycle. Two concentrations of
Cecilia Fortugno et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 95, 151-157 (2014-04-01)
Bicalutamide (Casodex®) is a non-steroidal anti-androgen drug used in the treatment of prostate cancer, which represents the second most common malignancy diagnosed in men worldwide. In this work, we analyze the ability of some novel bicalutamide analogs to bind the
Jang Hyun Choi et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 456(4), 872-878 (2014-12-24)
Enzymes that mediate posttranslational modifications of histone and nonhistone proteins have been implicated in regulation of skeletal muscle differentiation. However, functions of histone demethylases that could counter the actions of H3-K9 specific histone methyltransferases remain still obscure. Here we present
Jinping Cao et al.
Food chemistry, 173, 855-863 (2014-12-04)
The physicochemical characteristics of four cherry species (Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus, Prunus pseudocerasus and Prunus tomentosa) were evaluated. Inter-species variability was greater than intra-species differences. Glucose and fructose were the main sugars, and malic acid was the main organic acid
P Kannampalli et al.
Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 26(12), 1694-1704 (2014-10-10)
Increasing evidence indicates a positive effect of probiotics on the nervous system. The objective of this study was to determine if probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and/or prebiotics polydextrose/galactooligosaccharide (PDX/GOS) can alter the colonic sensitivity in a neonatal rat model
María Guadalupe Valle-Dorado et al.
Neuropharmacology, 92, 49-55 (2015-01-13)
Experiments were designed to evaluate changes in the histamine release, mast cell number and neuronal damage in hippocampus induced by status epilepticus. We also evaluated if sodium cromoglycate, a stabilizer of mast cells with a possible stabilizing effect on the
Mieke Sinnesael et al.
Molecular and cellular endocrinology, 411, 198-206 (2015-05-11)
Androgen deficiency or androgen receptor knockout (ARKO) causes high-turnover osteopenia, but the target cells for this effect remain unclear. To examine whether AR in osteoclasts directly suppresses bone resorption, we crossed AR-floxed with cathepsin K-Cre mice. Osteoclast-specific ARKO (ocl-ARKO) mice
Y Wang et al.
Biomaterials science, 3(7), 1114-1123 (2015-07-07)
In the present study, a series of copolymers (PAMD-Ch) was synthesized by grafting polymeric Plerixafor/AMD3100 (PAMD) with different amounts of cholesterol and the effect of cholesterol modification on siRNA delivery was investigated. PAMD-Ch/siRNA polyplexes exhibited improved colloidal and enzymatic stability
Gyeong Jin Lee et al.
Macromolecular bioscience, 15(11), 1595-1604 (2015-07-18)
Crosslinked bioreducible polypropylenimine-cystaminebisacrylamides (PPI-CBAs) were synthesized for gene delivery systems. They formed nano-sized polyplexes with high stability even in reducing condition probably due to the re-crosslinking. PPI-CBAs displayed high transfection efficiency comparable to PEI25k in serum condition. However, cytotoxicity increase
Dietmar Reusch et al.
mAbs, 7(1), 167-179 (2014-12-20)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) crystallizable fragment (Fc) glycosylation is crucial for antibody effector functions, such as antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity, and for their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics behavior. To monitor the Fc-glycosylation in bioprocess development, as well as product characterization and release analytics
Guy Sovak et al.
Microscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada, 21(1), 179-189 (2014-12-09)
This study examined bone tissue responses to Ti-6Al-4V alloy implants with a hard TiN coating applied by an original powder immersion reaction-assisted coating (PIRAC) nitriding method. Progression of implant fixation in the distal epiphysis and within the medullary cavity of
Haitao Huang et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 133, 362-369 (2015-07-06)
In this study, a novel micellar drug carrier was fabricated from an amphiphilic diblock copolymer containing poly (ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether (mPEG) and stearic moiety (C18) with a linkage of valine-citrulline (VC), which can be cleaved by cathepsin B (CB)
Tomohiro Torii et al.
Glycoconjugate journal, 31(9), 671-683 (2014-11-25)
Oligosaccharides of glycoproteins expressed on the cell surface play important roles in cell-cell interactions, particularly sialylated N-glycans having a negative charge, which interact with sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectins (siglecs). The entire structure of sialylated N-glycans expressed in the mouse brain
Sami Hemdane et al.
Food chemistry, 187, 280-289 (2015-05-16)
This study investigates the relationship between the properties of dietary fiber (DF) rich wheat milling by-products and their impact on bread making. From coarse bran over coarse and fine weatings to low grade flour, the content of starch and lipids
Janina Schmitz et al.
ChemMedChem, 10(8), 1365-1377 (2015-06-30)
Cleavage of the invariant chain is the key event in the trafficking pathway of major histocompatibility complex class II. Cathepsin S is the major processing enzyme of the invariant chain, but cathepsin F acts in macrophages as its functional synergist which is as
Axel Andrés et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1385, 42-48 (2015-02-11)
Retention of ionizable analytes under gradient elution depends on the pH of the mobile phase, the pKa of the analyte and their evolution along the programmed gradient. In previous work, a model depending on two fitting parameters was recommended because
Qianqian Lyu et al.
The Biochemical journal, 461(2), 335-345 (2014-04-29)
Chitosanase is able to specifically cleave β-1,4-glycosidic bond linkages in chitosan to produce a chito-oligomer product, which has found a variety of applications in many areas, including functional food and cancer therapy. Although several structures for chitosanase have been determined
Christin Siewert et al.
PloS one, 9(4), e94391-e94391 (2014-04-15)
'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali' is a phytopathogenic bacterium of the family Acholeplasmataceae assigned to the class Mollicutes. This causative agent of the apple proliferation colonizes in Malus domestica the sieve tubes of the plant phloem resulting in a range of symptoms
Elisabetta Buommino et al.
Journal of medical microbiology, 64(Pt 2), 180-184 (2015-01-30)
Malassezia pachydermatis is part of the normal cutaneous microbiota of most warm-blooded vertebrates and is associated with otitis externa and seborrhoeic dermatitis in dogs and cats. In this study, we evaluated the growth capacity of nine M. pachydermatis strains on
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