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Fei Ma et al.
Meat science, 95(1), 22-26 (2013-05-07)
The effects of high pressure processing (HPP) on the water-binding capacity and texture profile (TPA) of salt-soluble meat protein (SSMP) containing 0.2% CaCl2 and 0.6% κ-carrageenan (SSMP-CK) gels were investigated. The results showed that 300-400 MPa improved water-binding capacity and...
Iu L Soldatskiĭ et al.
Vestnik otorinolaringologii, (2)(2), 65-68 (2013-05-30)
This study was designed to analyse the effectiveness of combined treatment of chronic adenoiditis in the children with the use of rinorin (Orion, Finland) in comparison with the traditional methods for the management of this condition either combined with irrigation...
R K Kar et al.
Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS, 16(24), 1991-1996 (2014-02-13)
Regulation of stomatal aperture is crucial in terrestrial plants for controlling water loss and gaseous exchange with environment. While much is known of signaling for stomatal opening induced by blue light and the role of hormones, little is known about...
Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) as Catalyst for Asymmetric Organic Reactions.
Tsubogo T, et al.
Topics in Catalysis, 10(13), 935-939 (2014)
Julieta C Imperiale et al.
Biomaterials, 37, 383-394 (2014-12-03)
With the advent of the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, the morbidity and the mortality associated to HIV have been considerably reduced. However, 35-40 million people bear the infection worldwide. One of the main causes of therapeutic failure is the frequent...
Allan J Alla et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1423, 19-30 (2015-11-12)
The surface of nanoporous gold (np-Au) monoliths was modified via a flow method with the lectin Concanavalin A (Con A) to develop a substrate for separation and extraction of glycoproteins. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of α-lipoic acid (LA) on the np-Au...
Anja Veronovski et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 454(1), 58-66 (2013-07-16)
The presented research was oriented towards the preparation of dry biodegradable alginate aerogels with multi-membranes using a multi-step sol-gel process with potential applications as carriers during oral drug delivery. First alginate spherical hydrogels were formed in CaCl2 or BaCl2 solutions...
Adeola O Adebisi et al.
The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 67(4), 511-524 (2014-12-17)
There are various obstacles in the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infections, including low antibiotic levels and poor accessibility of the drug at the site of the infection. This study describes the preparation and characterisation of novel floating mucoadhesive alginate beads...
Ioannis Parastatidis et al.
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 33(10), 2389-2396 (2013-08-21)
Elevated levels of oxidative stress have been reported in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), but which reactive oxygen species promotes the development of AAA remains unclear. Here, we investigate the effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-degrading enzyme catalase on the formation of...
Abd El-Shafey I Ahmed et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 92(2), 1934-1941 (2013-02-13)
New N-halamines (I-Cl and II-Cl) based on cellulose extracted from rice straw have been evaluated in single and multistage filtration systems against bacteria and viruses. Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were used as examples of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria respectively...
S Silva et al.
The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 26(4), 360-368 (2015-01-27)
Virgin olive oil is the primary source of fat in the Mediterranean diet, and its beneficial health effects have been related with oleic acid and phenolic compounds content. Hydroxytyrosol, a typical virgin olive oil phenolic compound, has beneficial antioxidant and...
Fu-Chen Kung et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 45, 578-588 (2014-12-11)
Electrospun fiber sheets with various orientations (random, partially aligned, and aligned) and smooth and roughened casted membranes were prepared. Hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals were in situ formed on these material surfaces via immersion in 10× simulated body fluid solution. The size...
L Zhong et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 244-245, 160-170 (2012-12-19)
Xanthan gum solutions are shear thinning fluids which can be used as delivery media to improve the distribution of remedial amendments injected into heterogeneous subsurface environments. The rheological behavior of the shear thinning solution needs to be known to develop...
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...
Hirotada Hirama et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 29(2), 519-524 (2012-12-14)
We report a simple method for forming monodispersed, uniformly shaped gel microbeads with precisely controlled sizes. The basis of our method is the placement of monodispersed sodium alginate droplets, formed by a microfluidic device, on an agarose slab gel containing...
Jiyoung Jung et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 104, 116-121 (2013-01-10)
The physical and chemical properties of commercial low methoxyl citrus pectins, CP 28 and CP 55, and a pectinmethylesterase (PME) charge modified citrus pectin (MP 38) were compared, and the differences in ability to encapsulate indomethacin in hydrogel beads was...
Chengliang Li et al.
Journal of environmental sciences (China), 25(3), 466-472 (2013-08-08)
The aggregation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in the aqueous phase not only inhibits their extensive utilization in various aspects but also dominates their environmental fate and transport. The role of surfactants at low concentration in the aggregation of MWCNTs...
S K Sahoo et al.
Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 70(1), 123-127 (2013-04-25)
5-Fluorouracil loaded calcium-zinc-gellan and calcium-zinc-gellan-ethyl cellulose microbeads were successfully prepared by simple ionotropic gelation and oil in water ionotropic gelation technique, respectively. Prepared microbeads were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and evaluated for particle size, drug...
Sung-Ho Paek et al.
The Analyst, 139(15), 3781-3789 (2014-06-10)
A label-free immunosensing method based on the conformational change of calcium-binding protein (CBP) depending on analyte concentration was explored for semi-continuous analysis of free Ca(2+). Glucose-galactose-binding protein as a CBP and produced as a recombinant protein by Escherichia coli was...
Janani Swaminathan et al.
Journal of liposome research, 24(4), 297-303 (2014-04-09)
The intent of this work was to assess the impact of lyophilization on the encapsulation of salmon calcitonin (sCT) into liposomes. Four different liposomal formulations were investigated, i.e. DPPC:Chol:DSPE-PEG(2000) (75:20:5 and 65:30:5) and DPPC:Chol (80:20 and 66.7:33.3). Lipid films were...
Arnaud Day et al.
Proteomics, 13(5), 812-825 (2013-01-03)
Sequential salt (CaCl2 , LiCl) extractions were used to obtain fractions enriched in cell wall proteins (CWPs) from the stem of 60-day-old flax (Linum usitatissimum) plants. High-resolution FT-ICR MS analysis and the use of recently published genomic data allowed the...
Diego Caccavo et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 58, 442-449 (2015-10-20)
Alginate solutions in the presence of bivalent ions can form ionic cross-linked gels. In particular gelation conditions the gel structure can be characterized by great anisotropy with the presence of straight capillaries along a preferential direction. These materials can find...
Marta Kandziora-Ciupa et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 20(7), 4920-4932 (2013-01-16)
The purpose of this study was to explore a possible relationship between the availability of metals in soil (Cd, Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn) and their concentrations in leaves of Vaccinium myrtillus L. as a species which has been reported...
Leyu Cui et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(22), 11055-11061 (2014-11-05)
The methylene blue (MB) two-phase titration method is a rapid and efficient method for determining the concentrations of anionic surfactants. The point at which the aqueous and chloroform phases appear equally blue is called Epton's end point. However, many inorganic...
Richard D Collage et al.
Critical care medicine, 41(11), e352-e360 (2013-07-28)
Calcium plays an essential role in nearly all cellular processes. As such, cellular and systemic calcium concentrations are tightly regulated. During sepsis, derangements in such tight regulation frequently occur, and treating hypocalcemia with parenteral calcium administration remains the current practice...
Harshavardhan V Pawar et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(6), 1720-1733 (2014-04-05)
Wafers combining weight ratios of Polyox with carrageenan (75/25) or sodium alginate (50/50) containing streptomycin and diclofenac were prepared to improve chronic wound healing. Gels were freeze-dried using a lyophilisation cycle incorporating an annealing step. Wafers were characterised for morphology...
Marina Makrecka et al.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 395(1-2), 1-10 (2014-06-01)
In the heart, a nutritional state (fed or fasted) is characterized by a unique energy metabolism pattern determined by the availability of substrates. Increased availability of acylcarnitines has been associated with decreased glucose utilization; however, the effects of long-chain acylcarnitines...
I-Cheng Chen et al.
Environmental science & technology, 49(6), 3575-3583 (2015-02-20)
The contamination of the environment with traditional therapeutics due to metabolic excretion, improper disposal, and industrial waste has been well-recognized. However, knowledge of the environmental distribution and fate of emerging classes of nanomedicine is scarce. This work investigates the effect...
Lucas F B Nogueira et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 58, 1-6 (2015-10-20)
The high biocompatibility and resorbability of polymeric membranes have encouraged their use to manufacture medical devices. Here, we report on the preparation of membranes consisting of carrageenan, a naturally occurring sulfated polysaccharide that forms helical structures in the presence of...
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