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Fei Yu et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 237-238, 102-109 (2012-09-12)
To investigate the effect of pore structure and surface chemistry on adsorption of monoaromatics, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with different specific surface area (SSA) and surface oxygen content by KOH activation treatment have been prepared. The results indicate that adsorption
Fatima El Aamri et al.
Microbes and infection, 17(4), 258-265 (2014-06-24)
Streptococcus iniae has become one of the most serious aquatic pathogens in the last decade, causing large losses in wild and farmed fish worldwide. There is clear evidence that this pathogen is capable not only of causing serious disease in
A Mtibe et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 118, 1-8 (2014-12-30)
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and cellulose nanofibres (CNFs) were successfully extracted from cellulose obtained from maize stalk residues. A variety of techniques, such as Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) were
Fen Li et al.
Environmental technology, 35(17-20), 2575-2581 (2014-08-26)
Sludge-activated carbons (SACs) prepared with excess of activated sludge are used to solve the problems of sludge disposal and odour pollution in a sewage treatment plant. For the preparation, ZnCl2, KOH and H2SO4 are used as activators, respectively. The structure
Ian T McCrum et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and interfaces, 122(29), 16756-16764 (2018-09-28)
The effect of the alkali-metal cation (Li+, Na+, K+, and Cs+) on the non-Nernstian pH shift of the Pt(554) and Pt(533) step-associated voltammetric peak is elucidated over a wide pH window (1-13), through computation and experiment. In conjunction with our
K Huang et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17385-17385 (2015-12-01)
Novel nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes supported porous VO(x)N(y) nonoribbons (VO(x)N(y)-CNTs) have been synthesized by the annealing of the sol-gel mixture of CNTs and V2O5 under NH3 atmosphere as well as the ageing process in air. Besides the morphological and structural
Maria D Cabezas et al.
Methods in cell biology, 119, 261-276 (2014-01-21)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex, spatially inhomogeneous environment that is host to myriad cell-receptor interactions that promote changes in cell behavior. These biological systems can be probed and simulated with engineered surfaces, but doing so demands careful control
Casandra R Cox et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(39), 14057-14061 (2014-09-17)
Direct solar-to-fuels conversion can be achieved by coupling a photovoltaic device with water-splitting catalysts. We demonstrate that a solar-to-fuels efficiency (SFE) > 10% can be achieved with nonprecious, low-cost, and commercially ready materials. We present a systems design of a
Kyung Hoon Kim et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 11(46), 6215-6224 (2015-10-21)
Tracking and monitoring the intracellular behavior of mRNA is of paramount importance for understanding real-time gene expression in cell biology. To detect specific mRNA sequences, molecular beacons (MBs) have been widely employed as sensing probes. Although numerous strategies for MB
Katanchalee Mai-Ngam et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 112, 440-447 (2014-08-19)
The synthesis of two comb-like dextran surfactant polymers, that are different in their dextran molecular weight (MW) distribution and the presence of carboxylic groups, and their characterization are reported. A bimodal carboxylic dextran surfactant polymer consists of poly(vinyl amine) (PVAm)
Yangying Han et al.
Journal of separation science, 42(16), 2715-2724 (2019-06-15)
A selective and low organic-solvent-consuming method of sample preparation combined with high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry is introduced for phthalate sum analysis in farmland soil. Sample treatment involves a one-step hydrolysis of phthalates using methanol and alkaline and
Kazeem D Adeyemi et al.
Journal of animal science and biotechnology, 6, 51-51 (2015-12-05)
Improving the unsaturated fatty acid content of ruminant meat is essential due to the generally saturated nature of fatty acids in ruminant meat and the negative effects this can have on human health. Nonetheless, enhancing the unsaturated fatty acid content
Brian M Smith et al.
Environmental science & technology, 49(21), 12789-12797 (2015-10-08)
Collisions with and attachment to natural colloids (heteroaggregation) is likely to influence significantly the fate, transport, and toxicity of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs). This study investigated heteroaggregation between hematite (α-Fe2O3) colloids and citrate-capped gold nanoparticles (Cit-AuNPs) using a novel approach involving
Chen Wang et al.
Acta pharmacologica Sinica, 36(12), 1451-1461 (2015-11-26)
Neferine is an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from seed embryos of Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn), which has a variety of biological activities. In this study we examined the effects of neferine on Kv4.3 channels, a major contributor to the transient outward current
Yuying Suo et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 427(4), 887-900 (2014-12-24)
During export in Escherichia coli, SecB, a homotetramer structurally organized as a dimer of dimers, forms a complex with two protomers of SecA, which is the ATPase that provides energy to transfer a precursor polypeptide through the membrane via the
Frank J Symons et al.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), 16(2), 249-256 (2014-09-23)
Assessing and treating pain in nonverbal children with developmental disabilities are a clinical challenge. Current assessment approaches rely on clinical impression and behavioral rating scales completed by proxy report. Given the growing health relevance of the salivary metabolome, we undertook
Michel Boutin et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 26(3), 499-510 (2015-01-15)
Fabry disease is an X-linked, complex, multisystemic lysosomal storage disorder presenting marked phenotypic and genotypic variability among affected male and female patients. Glycosphingolipids, mainly globotriaosylceramide (Gb(3)) isoforms/analogs, globotriaosylsphingosine (lyso-Gb(3)) and analogs, as well as galabiosylceramide (Ga(2)) isoforms/analogs accumulate in the
Dominic Landgraf et al.
Chronobiology international, 32(3), 416-427 (2014-11-29)
The importance of circadian clocks in the regulation of adult physiology in mammals is well established. In contrast, the ontogenesis of the circadian system and its role in embryonic development are still poorly understood. Although there is experimental evidence that
Yuki Kawai et al.
Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 28(11), 1029-1031 (2012-11-15)
The tube radial distribution of solvents was observed in an aqueous ionic liquid mixed solution of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride fed into a capillary tube. A phase diagram was constructed with 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride and potassium hydroxide, which included boundary curves between homogeneous
Fabrice Jean-Pierre et al.
Microbiology (Reading, England), 161(9), 1889-1896 (2015-08-25)
RsmA is a post-transcriptional RNA-binding protein that acts as a pleiotropic global regulator of mRNAs in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Upon binding to its target, RsmA impedes the translation of the mRNA by the ribosome. The RsmA regulon affects
Rui-Lin Liu et al.
The Analyst, 137(21), 5135-5143 (2012-09-13)
A rapid and practical microwave-assisted one-step extraction-derivatization (MAED) method was developed for gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of fatty acids profile in herbal medicine. Several critical experimental parameters for MAED, including reaction temperature, microwave power and the amount of derivatization reagent
Mélanie Bonizec et al.
Nucleic acids research, 42(17), 10975-10986 (2014-09-04)
Cdc48/p97 is an evolutionary conserved ubiquitin-dependent chaperone involved in a broad array of cellular functions due to its ability to associate with multiple cofactors. Aside from its role in removing RNA polymerase II from chromatin after DNA damage, little is
Tao Dong et al.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 99(23), 10237-10247 (2015-08-16)
Accurate determination of fatty acid contents is routinely required in microalgal and yeast biofuel studies. A method of rapid in situ fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) derivatization directly from wet fresh microalgal and yeast biomass was developed in this study.
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
Marzieh Kamankesh et al.
Meat science, 103, 61-67 (2015-01-27)
A simple and rapid analytical tech nique for the simultaneous determination of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in grilled meat was developed using microwave-assisted extraction and dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (MAE-DLLME) followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The effective parameters in
Jinhui Xu et al.
European journal of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, 39(4), 301-310 (2013-12-24)
The extended use of doxorubicin (DOX) could be limited due to the emergence of drug resistance and cardiotoxicity associated with its treatment. Conjugates of DOX with transferrin (DOX-TRF) can effectively alleviate these side effects, thereby leading to a better treatment.
Javed Iqbal et al.
Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 24(8), 544-551 (2014-07-26)
Advancement in the field of analytical food-chemistry has explored various experimental techniques for aflatoxins (AFs) quantification. The present study was aimed to compare four different techniques; thin-layer chromatography (TLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and enzyme-linked
Evanthia Tambosis et al.
International journal of dermatology, 51(8), 935-938 (2012-07-14)
The cheapest, most rapid method for the diagnosis of mycotic skin and nail infections is direct examination of samples using a KOH preparation. The standard KOH wet mount lacks a color contrast. Various contrast dyes are available. Parker ink is
Mats Wiedemann et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(10), 19085-19100 (2015-10-23)
The glucose-lowering effects of lupin seeds involve the combined action of several components. The present study investigates the influence of one of the main quinolizidine alkaloids, lupanine, on pancreatic beta cells and in an animal model of type-2 diabetes mellitus.
Marta Calatayud et al.
Archives of toxicology, 89(4), 555-564 (2014-05-28)
Chronic exposure to inorganic arsenic (As) is associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Ingested inorganic As is transformed within the gastrointestinal tract and can give rise to more toxic species such as monomethylarsonous acid [MMA(III)] and dimethylarsinous
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