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Yuusuke Fujimoto et al.
PloS one, 7(11), e48685-e48685 (2012-11-13)
Combination therapy with ribavirin, interferon, and viral protease inhibitors could be expected to elicit a high level of sustained virologic response in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). However, several severe side effects of this combination therapy have been
Predrag Jovanovic et al.
Enzyme and microbial technology, 60, 16-23 (2014-05-20)
Chemoselective reduction of activated carbon-carbon double bond in conjugated nitroalkenes was achieved using Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) whole cells. Nine different substrates have been used furnishing the reduced products in moderate to good yields. 1-Nitro-4-phenyl-1,3-butadiene and (2-nitro-1-propenyl)benzene were successfully biotransformed with
Hui Zhang et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(16), 9939-9947 (2014-05-16)
An efficient pretreatment and analytical method was developed to investigate the occurrence and fate of four free estrogens (estrone (E1), 17β-estradiol (17β-E2), estriol (E3), and 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2)), four conjugated estrogens (estrone-3-sulfate sodium salt (E1-3S), 17β-estradiol-3-sulfate sodium salt (E2-3S), estrone-3-glucuronide sodium
Chamila Nimalaratne et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(11), 2956-2962 (2015-03-10)
Among dietary carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin are known to protect against age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the elderly. Egg yolk is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, however, the effect of cooking and gastrointestinal digestion
Amanda C Martin et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e111572-e111572 (2014-11-05)
Formerly used world-wide as a popular botanical medicine to reduce anxiety, reports of hepatotoxicity linked to consuming kava extracts in the late 1990s have resulted in global restrictions on kava use and have hindered kava-related research. Despite its presence on
Inés Racamonde et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 865, 22-30 (2015-03-04)
Fabric phase sorptive extraction (FPSE) is a new, yet very promising member of the sorbent-based sorptive microextraction family. It has simultaneously improved both the extraction sensitivity and the speed of the extraction by incorporating high volume of sol-gel hybrid inorganic-organic
Barbara Laddomada et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(2), 3512-3527 (2015-02-07)
In this study, the quali-quantitative composition of hydrophilic (phenolic acids) and lipophilic (isoprenoids) extracts from whole-meal flour of five elite Italian durum wheat cultivars was determined. Significant differences in the content of bioactive compounds were observed among the wheat extracts
Diana L Shuster et al.
Biochemical pharmacology, 92(4), 690-700 (2014-12-03)
Glyburide is commonly prescribed for the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus; however, fetal exposure to glyburide is not well understood and may have short- and long-term consequences for the health of the child. Glyburide can cross the placenta; fetal concentrations
Krutzkaya Juárez-Reyes et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 161, 36-45 (2014-12-10)
Some studies refer that the entire plant of Anoda cristata is consumed as food and medicine; in particular for treating diabetes, inflammation, fever, cough, and wounds. The aim of this study was to establish the preclinical efficacy of Anoda cristata
Julia Homann et al.
PloS one, 10(11), e0143141-e0143141 (2015-11-26)
The activation and infiltration of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) are critical key steps in inflammation. PMN-mediated inflammation is limited by anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving mechanisms, including specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPM). We examined the effects of 15-epi-LXA4 on inflammation and the biosynthesis
Qi Joy Yang et al.
Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals, 43(4), 631-645 (2015-02-05)
We applied physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling to study the dose-dependent metabolism and excretion of verapamil and its preformed metabolite, norverapamil, to unravel the kinetics of norverapamil formation via N-demethylation. Various initial verapamil (1, 50, and 100 μM) and preformed
Nirparaj Pradhan et al.
Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany), 93(10), 1095-1106 (2015-04-17)
Corneal neovascularization is a leading cause for compromised vision. Therapeutic prevention of corneal neovascularization is a major clinical challenge, and there is a compelling need to seek effective and safe therapy for this pathology. This study is aimed to evaluate
Bin Huang et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(22), 12898-12908 (2014-07-01)
The occurrence and behavior of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in sewage treatment plants (STPs), especially estrogens and phenols, have been closely concerned in previous studies. However, the systematical researches about progestogens and androgens were scarce in STPs adopting different treatment
Catarina Costa Moura et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 9, 4911-4922 (2014-11-05)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease with severe consequences for the quality of life of sufferers. Regrettably, the inflammatory process involved remains unclear, and finding successful therapies as well as new means for its early diagnosis have proved to
Prabhakar Kumar Verma et al.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 26(1), 209-215 (2012-12-25)
A rapid resolution high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method has been developed and validated for estimation of olmesartan medoxomil in tablet formulations. This paper describes accurate, precise, specific and reproducible method and its degradation products, related impurities for assessment
Zareen S Khan et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1418, 228-232 (2015-10-04)
Public exposure to pesticide residues through the main/side-stream smoke of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) is an international concern. This article reports optimization and validation of large-scale multiresidue analysis methods involving low pressure and traditional gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in
Frady G Adly et al.
Chirality, 26(11), 764-774 (2014-07-22)
A new series of dirhodium(II) tetracarboxylate was derived from N-1,2-naphthaloyl-(S)-amino acid ligands. In terms of enantioselectivity, Rh2 (S-1,2-NTTL)4 () derived from N-1,2-naphthaloyl-(S)-tert-leucine, was the best-performing catalyst among the new series in the enantioselective synthesis of cyclopropylphosphonate derivatives (up to >99%
Matthäus Mlynek et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1284, 112-117 (2013-03-08)
The behaviour of PMMA standards in mixtures composed of two binary critical eluents was investigated. It was found that combinations of two critical eluents do not result in a molar mass independent elution (critical conditions). When mixing two binary critical
Lorraine Aparecida Pinto et al.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, 388(3), 305-317 (2014-11-25)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the gastroprotective and healing effects of the methanolic extract of the seed of the papaya Carica papaya L. (MECP) in rats. Models of acute gastric ulcer induction by ethanol and indomethacin
Nađa Kostić et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 109, 79-84 (2015-03-15)
In this paper, novel LC-MS/MS methods for the determination of antiepileptic drug pregabalin in dried matrix spots (DMS) are presented. This attractive technique of sample collection in micro amount was utilized in the form of dried blood spots (DBS) and
Eunice Molinar-Toribio et al.
PloS one, 9(8), e104637-e104637 (2014-08-15)
SHROB rats have been suggested as a model for metabolic syndrome (MetS) as a situation prior to the onset of CVD or type-2 diabetes, but information on descriptive biochemical parameters for this model is limited. Here, we extensively evaluate parameters
Katerina Naumoska et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1381, 229-238 (2015-01-20)
Three TLC methods were used for an initial screening of some common plant triterpenoids and phytosterols in cuticular wax extracts of different vegetables (zucchini, eggplant, tomato, red pepper, mangold, spinach, lettuce, white-colored radicchio di Castelfranco, raddichio Leonardo, white cabbage, red
Adrian Weisz et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1380, 120-129 (2015-01-17)
Three low-level subsidiary color impurities (A, B, and C) often present in batches of the color additive D&C Red No. 33 (R33, Acid Red 33, Colour Index No. 17200) were separated from a portion of R33 by spiral high-speed counter-current
K M Sharif et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 29(12), 1826-1833 (2015-06-03)
Multivariate analysis of thin-layer chromatography (TLC) images was modeled to predict antioxidant activity of Pereskia bleo leaves and to identify the contributing compounds of the activity. TLC was developed in optimized mobile phase using the 'PRISMA' optimization method and the
Xavier Matabosch et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 28(16), 1829-1839 (2015-01-07)
Glucocorticosteroids are prohibited in sports when used by systemic administrations (e.g. intramuscular, IM), whereas they are allowed using other ways of administration. Strategies to discriminate between administrations routes have to be developed by doping control laboratories. For this reason, the
Anthony Sclafani et al.
American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 307(12), R1448-R1457 (2014-10-17)
Recent studies indicate that, unlike glucose, fructose has little or no post-oral preference conditioning actions in C57BL/6J (B6) mice. The present study determined whether this is also the case for FVB mice, which overconsume fructose relative to B6 mice. In
Kalaiselvi Senthil et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0123360-e0123360 (2015-04-16)
Free radical scavenging activity (FRSA), total phenolic content (TPC), and total flavonoid content (TFC) of in vitro cultured and field grown Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) roots were investigated. Withanolides analysis and comprehensive metabolic profiling between 100% methanol extracts of in vitro
Ludwig Hoellein et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 98, 434-445 (2014-07-13)
Regular quality control and post-marketing surveillance of pharmaceuticals has been a critical challenge for countries of the developing world ever since. Counterfeit and substandard medicines are widely distributed and the real extent of their prevalence still remains unknown. Compendial protocols
Younis A Salmean et al.
Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation, 25(3), 316-320 (2014-12-03)
To determine the effects of supplemental fiber on plasma p-cresol, stool frequency, and quality of life (QoL) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. In a 12-week single-blind study, participants were provided with control muffins and supplements (5.5 g sucrose/day) for 2 weeks
Matthias Onghena et al.
Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 31(12), 2090-2102 (2014-11-20)
In 2011, the European Union prohibited the production of polycarbonate (PC) baby bottles due to the toxic effects of the PC monomer bisphenol-A. Therefore, baby bottles made of alternative materials, e.g. polypropylene (PP) or polyethersulphone (PES), are currently marketed. The
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