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Govindasamy Chandrasekar et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4683-4691 (2014-04-18)
Mesoporous AISBA-15 with different n(Si)/n(Al) ratios (45, 136 and 215) in the powder (P) form were synthesized by hydrothermal technique. The powder materials were shaped into cylindrical extrudates (Ex) by compounding with additives such as bentonite (binder) and methylcellulose (plasticizer).
Chiung-Fen Chang et al.
Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research, 67(7), 1434-1441 (2013-04-05)
Magnetic TiO2 (MT) composites were prepared and applied to degrading phenol, which is one of the listed priority pollutants. The effects of heat treatment under preparation on the photocatalytic activity of MT composites have been investigated by varying the soaking
Christoph Roderburg et al.
Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver, 35(4), 1172-1184 (2014-07-22)
Serum concentrations of miR-122 were proposed as a marker for various inflammatory diseases, but the mechanisms driving alterations in miR-122 serum levels are unknown. We analysed miR-122 serum levels and hepatic miR-122 expression in mice after hepatic ischaemia and reperfusion
Katja Sundström et al.
Endocrinology, 155(12), 4798-4807 (2014-09-23)
The growth-promoting effect of combined therapy with GH and IGF-I in normal rats is not known. We therefore investigated the efficacy of treatment with recombinant human (rh)GH and/or rhIGF-I on longitudinal bone growth and bone mass in intact, prepubertal, female
Ross M Tanis et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1853(1), 213-221 (2014-12-03)
While the 3T3-L1 adipocyte model is routinely used for the study of obesity and diabetes, the mitochondrial respiratory profile in normal versus high glucose has not been examined in detail. We matured adipocytes in normal (5mM) or high (30 mM)
Cynthia D Selassie et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 48(23), 7234-7242 (2005-11-11)
In this comprehensive study on the caspase-mediated apoptosis-inducing effect of 51 substituted phenols in a murine leukemia cell line (L1210), we determined the concentrations needed to induce caspase activity by 50% (I50) and utilized these data to develop the following
Zi Chen Wang et al.
Endocrinology, 155(6), 2314-2319 (2014-03-13)
The mouse insulin I promoter (MIP) construct was developed to eliminate the promoter activity detected with the rat insulin II promoter in specific hypothalamic neurons that may have unintended effects on glucose and energy homeostasis in transgenic models. Thus, the
W Liu et al.
Free radical research, 48(8), 849-863 (2014-05-14)
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that could induce oxidative stress and an indirect glutamate (Glu)-mediated excitotoxicity. However, the underlying mechanisms through which MeHg affects the central nervous system have not been fully elucidated, and little has been known
Ageliki Tsagaratou et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(32), E3306-E3315 (2014-07-30)
The discovery of Ten Eleven Translocation proteins, enzymes that oxidize 5-methylcytosine (5mC) in DNA, has revealed novel mechanisms for the regulation of DNA methylation. We have mapped 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) at different stages of T-cell development in the thymus and T-cell
Sonal Dalvi et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(21), 6664-6676 (2014-08-26)
Arhodomonas sp. strain Seminole was isolated from a crude oil-impacted brine soil and shown to degrade benzene, toluene, phenol, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4-HBA), protocatechuic acid (PCA), and phenylacetic acid (PAA) as the sole sources of carbon at high salinity. Seminole is
Tian-Yao Yang et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 39(1), 157-166 (2014-12-20)
MeHg is one of the environmental pollutants that lead to oxidative stress and an indirect excitotoxicity caused by altered glutamate (Glu) concentration. However, little was known of the interaction. Therefore, we developed a rat model of MeHg poisoning to explore
Omar M Young et al.
American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989), 73(1), 22-35 (2014-10-28)
Microbial-driven responses in placenta are linked with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The role of Toll-like receptor (TLR) function in Hofbauer cells (HBCs) and fetal macrophages of the placental villous core remains understudied. Flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were used to establish
Zhantao Han et al.
Water research, 70, 394-403 (2015-01-03)
This paper discusses the sorbent properties of magnetic activated carbons and biochars produced by wet impregnation with iron oxides. The sorbents had magnetic susceptibilities consistent with theoretical predictions for carbon-magnetite composites. The high BET surface areas of the activated carbons
Britta T Eklund et al.
Marine pollution bulletin, 46(2), 171-181 (2003-02-15)
Toxic effects on macroalgae have been compiled. Eighty-two articles have been found in literature during 1959-2000. A total of 120 substances were investigated using 65 different macroalgae species. About one-third of the tested compounds were organic substances (33%), another third
R Hume et al.
Histochemistry and cell biology, 105(2), 147-152 (1996-02-01)
Reversible sulphation, catalysed by sulphotransferases and sulphatases, of biologically active compounds such as androgens and oestrogens is a sensitive mechanism for regulating their bioavailability, and we have previously hypothesised that this process plays a significant role in the regulation of
Dragana M Vucić et al.
Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 70(6), 1021-1026 (2014-01-05)
Antibacterial and antioxidant activity, total phenolic and flavonoid concentrations of aqueous, ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts from the leaves and flowers of Erica herbacea L. were studied. In vitro antibacterial activity of the extracts was determined by macrodilution method. Minimum
T A McDonald et al.
Leukemia, 15(1), 10-20 (2001-03-13)
High background levels of phenol and hydroquinone are present in the blood and urine of virtually all individuals, but vary widely. Phenol and hydroquinone have been strongly implicated in producing leukemia associated with benzene exposure, because they reproduce the hematotoxicity
Yu Zhou et al.
Ophthalmic genetics, 36(1), 43-49 (2014-11-25)
Genetic factors have been studied extensively for their role in the pathogenesis of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). This study was conducted to investigate whether manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2) variants play a significant role in POAG in a Chinese population.
Hideyuki Takeshima et al.
Cancer letters, 357(1), 328-338 (2014-12-03)
A field for cancerization, or a field defect, is formed by the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations in normal-appearing tissues, and is involved in various cancers, especially multiple cancers. Epigenetic alterations are frequently present in chronic inflammation-exposed tissues, but
X Han et al.
Cancer gene therapy, 22(3), 122-129 (2015-01-24)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators that play key roles in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. In this study, we investigate whether let-7b acts as a tumor suppressor to inhibit invasion and metastasis in gastric cancers. We analyzed the expression of let-7b
Neha et al.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, 387(8), 777-787 (2014-05-29)
A huge body evidences suggest that obesity is the single great risk factor for the development of dementia. Recently, silymarin, a flavonoid, clinically in use as a hepatoprotectant, has been reported to prevent amyloid beta-induced memory impairment by reducing oxidative
Jennifer Mahony et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(10), 3299-3305 (2015-03-10)
Lactococcal bacteriophages represent one of the leading causes of dairy fermentation failure and product inconsistencies. A new member of the lactococcal 949 phage group, named WRP3, was isolated from cheese whey from a Sicilian factory in 2011. The genome sequence
Hichem Alimi et al.
General physiology and biophysics, 32(1), 115-127 (2013-03-28)
Rhus tripartitum (sumac) is an Anacardiaceae tree with a wide phytotherapeutic application including the use of its roots in the management of gastric ulcer. In the present study the Rhus tripartitum root barks extract (RTE) was phytochemical studied, in vitro
Frédéric Gaboyer et al.
Research in microbiology, 165(7), 490-500 (2014-08-03)
A novel halophilic bacterium, strain RHS90(T), was isolated from marine sediments from the Gulf of Lions, in the Mediterranean Sea. Its metabolic and physiological characteristics were examined under various cultural conditions, including exposure to stressful ones (oligotrophy, high pressure and
Jung-Ting Lee et al.
Endocrinology, 155(9), 3409-3420 (2014-06-11)
Macrophage metalloelastase, a matrix metallopeptidase (MMP12) predominantly expressed by mature tissue macrophages, is implicated in pathological processes. However, physiological functions for MMP12 have not been described. Because mRNA levels for the enzyme increase markedly in adipose tissue of obese mice
Natsuko Kageyama-Yahara et al.
PloS one, 9(8), e106106-e106106 (2014-08-29)
MUC5AC is a well-known gastric differentiation marker, which has been frequently used for the classification of stomach cancer. Immunohistochemistry revealed that expression of MUC5AC decreases accompanied with increased malignant property of gastric mucosa, which further suggests the importance of MUC5AC
The many roles for fluorine in medicinal chemistry.
William K Hagmann
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 51(15), 4359-4369 (2008-06-24)
Kun Huang et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 11(3), 1685-1692 (2014-11-21)
Pulmonary fibrosis is an irreversible chronic progressive fibroproliferative lung disease, which usually has a poor prognosis. Previous studies have confirmed that the transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) significantly reduces lung damage in a number of animal models.
Andrew P Jackson et al.
Nucleic acids research, 42(11), 7113-7131 (2014-05-07)
Babesia spp. are tick-borne, intraerythrocytic hemoparasites that use antigenic variation to resist host immunity, through sequential modification of the parasite-derived variant erythrocyte surface antigen (VESA) expressed on the infected red blood cell surface. We identified the genomic processes driving antigenic
Mathieu Clément-Ziza et al.
Molecular systems biology, 10, 764-764 (2014-11-30)
Our current understanding of how natural genetic variation affects gene expression beyond well-annotated coding genes is still limited. The use of deep sequencing technologies for the study of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) has the potential to close this gap.
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