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Mélanie Spilmont et al.
Nutrients, 7(11), 9265-9284 (2015-11-17)
The nutritional benefits of pomegranate have attracted great scientific interest. The pomegranate, including the pomegranate peel, has been used worldwide for many years as a fruit with medicinal activity, mostly antioxidant properties. Among chronic diseases, osteoporosis, which is associated with
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
Cristina Basilico et al.
The Journal of clinical investigation, 124(7), 3172-3186 (2014-05-29)
Activation of MET by HGF plays a key role in tumor progression. Using a recently developed llama platform that generates human-like immunoglobulins, we selected 68 different antibodies that compete with HGF for binding to MET. HGF-competing antibodies recognized 4 distinct
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
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
Alessio Innocenti et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 15(3), 573-578 (2005-01-25)
A detailed inhibition study of five carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC isozymes with carboxylates including aliphatic (formate, acetate), dicarboxylic (oxalate, malonate), hydroxy/keto acids (l-lactate, l-malate, pyruvate), tricarboxylic (citrate), or aromatic (benzoate, tetrafluorobenzoate) representatives, some of which are important intermediates in
Kyung Min Jeong et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 38(12), 2143-2152 (2015-11-05)
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) were investigated as tunable, environmentally benign, yet superior extraction media to enhance the extraction of anthocyanins from grape skin, which is usually discarded as waste. Ten DESs containing choline chloride as hydrogen bond acceptor combined with
Yufei Chen et al.
Drug design, development and therapy, 8, 1801-1815 (2014-10-23)
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been shown to demonstrate anti-inflammatory properties and direct anti-HIV activity. In this study, we describe for the first time the fabrication and in vitro evaluation of two types of intravaginal ring (IVR) devices (a surfaced-modified matrix IVR
Anna L Greenshields et al.
Cancer letters, 357(1), 129-140 (2014-12-03)
Piperine, an alkaloid from black pepper, is reported to have anticancer activities. In this study, we investigated the effect of piperine on the growth and motility of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells. Piperine inhibited the in vitro growth of TNBC
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
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
Efrem T Abay et al.
Malaria journal, 14, 8-8 (2015-01-08)
Even though malaria is a completely preventable and treatable disease, it remains a threat to human life and a burden to the global economy due to the emergence of multiple-drug resistant malaria parasites. According to the World Malaria Report 2013
G Kor-Bicakci et al.
Bioresource technology, 166, 219-228 (2014-06-09)
The study evaluated the chronic impact of sulfamethoxazole on metabolic activities of fast growing microbial culture. It focused on changes induced on utilization kinetics of acetate and composition of the microbial community. The experiments involved a fill and draw reactor
Loida Lopez-Fernandez et al.
Journal of proteomics, 128, 189-202 (2015-08-09)
Protein N-glycosylation is a ubiquitous post-translational modification that contributes to appropriate protein folding, stability, functionality and localization. N-glycosylation has been identified as an important process for morphogenesis and virulence in several fungal pathogens including Fusarium oxysporum. Here we conducted comparative
Michael Ladomery et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1849(11), 1363-1373 (2015-10-13)
Oocytes accumulate mRNAs in the form of maternal ribonucleoprotein (RNP) particles, the protein components of which determine the location and stability of individual mRNAs prior to translation. Scd6/Lsm14 proteins, typified by RAP55, function in a wide range of eukaryotes in
Hassan M Albishri et al.
Journal of chromatographic science, 53(7), 1123-1130 (2014-12-30)
Two cyclodextrin micellar liquid chromatographic methods were developed and applied to the simultaneous determination of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide and atenolol/chlorthalidone combinations in urine matrices without sample pretreatment. These combined β-blockers and diuretics chemotherapies are commonly used in the treatment of hypertension and
Anna P Andreou et al.
Pain, 156(3), 439-450 (2015-02-14)
Migraine is a common and disabling neurologic disorder, with important psychiatric comorbidities. Its pathophysiology involves activation of neurons in the trigeminocervical complex (TCC). Kainate receptors carrying the glutamate receptor subunit 5 (GluK1) are present in key brain areas involved in
Wen-Hsing Chen et al.
Bioprocess and biosystems engineering, 37(7), 1337-1344 (2013-12-19)
This study evaluated a cost-effective approach for the conversion of rice straw into fermentable sugars. The composition of rice straw pretreated with 1 % sulfuric acid or 1 % sodium hydroxide solution was compared to rice straw with no chemical
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
Mirko Basen et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(49), 17618-17623 (2014-11-05)
Bioethanol production is achieved by only two metabolic pathways and only at moderate temperatures. Herein a fundamentally different synthetic pathway for bioalcohol production at 70 °C was constructed by insertion of the gene for bacterial alcohol dehydrogenase (AdhA) into the
Helge Thisgaard et al.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 55(8), 1311-1316 (2014-05-31)
The somatostatin receptor, which is overexpressed by many neuroendocrine tumors, is a well-known target for molecular imaging and peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. Recently, (57)Co-labeled DOTATOC, an octreotide analog, was shown to have the highest affinity yet found for somatostatin receptor
Arvind K Jain et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 112, 225-234 (2014-08-19)
Inulin, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, was acetylated to make it processable by electrospraying, a facile and single step method for microparticle fabrication. Electrospraying process parameters were optimized for fabrication of spherical and monodisperse indomethacin (IDM) loaded inulin acetate (INA) microparticles.
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
Ratchanee Kongkachuichai et al.
Food chemistry, 173, 838-846 (2014-12-04)
Evidence from epidemiological studies has strongly suggested that diets rich in fruits and vegetables play a vital role in disease prevention. The aim of this study was to determine nutrient and antioxidant content for 15 varieties of indigenous vegetables and
Hyung-seung Kim et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 37(10), 1317-1324 (2014-07-24)
A method of simultaneously screening 215 types of pesticides has been established by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry, quadrupole/time of flight mass spectrometry and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. Samples of blood and gastric contents were prepared through the modified
Vaishnavi Babu et al.
Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis, 39(1), 71-78 (2014-06-06)
Streptokinase (SK) is an extracellular enzyme secreted by various strains of β-hemolytic Streptococci. The main focus of the current study is to evaluate the in vitro thrombolytic activity of purified SK extracted from Streptococcus equinus VIT_VB2 (Accession no. JX406835) isolated
Mari Endo et al.
Journal of gastroenterology, 49(6), 1026-1039 (2013-07-13)
Daikenchuto (DKT), a gastrointestinal prokinetic Japanese herbal medicine, is prescribed for patients with postoperative ileus (POI) and adhesive bowel obstruction following abdominal surgery. Several mechanisms for the amelioration of POI by DKT have been suggested; however, it has remained unclear
Huili Wang et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 985, 62-70 (2015-02-11)
Herein, we developed a novel integrated device to perform phase separation based on ultrasound-assisted salt-induced liquid-liquid microextraction for determination of five fluoroquinones (FQs) in human body fluids. The integrated device consisted of three simple HDPE components used to separate the
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