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Kirsten Buschmann et al.
BMC immunology, 15, 53-53 (2014-11-28)
Insufficient leukocyte recruitment may be one reason for the high incidence of life-threatening infections in preterm infants. Since the receptor of advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a known leukocyte adhesion molecule and highly expressed during early development, we asked
Sophia Zoungas et al.
Annals of internal medicine, 151(9), 631-638 (2009-11-04)
Intravenous sodium bicarbonate has been proposed to reduce the risk for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). To determine the effect of sodium bicarbonate on the risk for CIN. MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from 1950 to
Marilis Rodriguez et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e107727-e107727 (2014-09-17)
Human babesiosis is caused by one of several babesial species transmitted by ixodid ticks that have distinct geographical distributions based on the presence of competent animal hosts. The pathology of babesiosis, like malaria, is a consequence of the parasitaemia which
Lucile E Wrenshall et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e102191-e102191 (2014-07-16)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a multi-faceted cytokine, known for promoting proliferation, survival, and cell death depending on the cell type and state. For example, IL-2 facilitates cell death only in activated T cells when antigen and IL-2 are abundant. The availability
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
John J Reho et al.
American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 309(9), H1468-H1478 (2015-09-16)
We examined the effect of stress in the first 2 wk of life induced by brief periods of daily maternal separation on developmental programming of rat small resistance mesenteric arteries (MAs). In MAs of littermate controls, mRNAs encoding mediators of
Renata Bocian et al.
Hippocampus, 25(11), 1393-1406 (2015-03-31)
Previous in vivo data suggested that orexin neuropeptides (ORX(A) and ORX(B) ) synthetized in hypothalamic neurons were involved in the mechanism of generation of the hippocampal formation theta rhythm. Surprisingly, this suggestion has never been directly proved by experiments using
C Denoyelle et al.
Cell death & disease, 5, e1445-e1445 (2014-10-10)
We sought to identify miRNAs that can efficiently induce apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells by overcoming BCL-X(L) and MCL1 anti-apoptotic activity, using combined computational and experimental approaches. We found that miR-491-5p efficiently induces apoptosis in IGROV1-R10 cells by directly inhibiting
Geethu Emily Thomas et al.
International journal of oncology, 46(1), 133-146 (2014-10-14)
Microtubule plus‑end‑binding protein (+TIP) EB1 has been shown to be upregulated in breast cancer cells and promote breast tumor growth in vivo. However, its effect on the cellular actions of microtubule‑targeted drugs in breast cancer cells has remained poorly understood. By using cellular
Ina Hermann et al.
American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 52(1), 14-24 (2014-06-12)
Treatment of primary or immortalized human airway epithelial cells (16HBE14o-, S9) or alveolar cancer cells (A549) with recombinant hemolysin A (rHla), a major virulence-associated factor of Staphylococcus aureus, induces alterations in cell shape and formation of paracellular gaps in the
Afaf Sahraoui et al.
Cell transplantation, 23(10), 1199-1211 (2013-05-03)
Pretreatment culture before islet transplantation represents a window of opportunity to ameliorate the proinflammatory profile expressed by human β-cells in duress. Anakinra (IL-1 receptor antagonist) and tocilizumab (monoclonal IL-6 receptor antibody) are two known anti-inflammatory agents successfully used in the
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
Zing-Yi Ooi et al.
Biotechnology progress, 31(5), 1305-1314 (2015-06-24)
Kraft lignin (KL) is a renewable source of many valuable intermediate biochemical products currently derived from petroleum. An excessive of lignin comes from pulping wastewater caused an adverse pollution problems hence affecting human and aquatic life. A comprehensive study pertaining
Nicholas J Lodge et al.
Nuclear medicine and biology, 41(6), 524-535 (2014-05-06)
A radioligand for measuring the density of corticotropin-releasing factor subtype-1 receptors (CRF1 receptors) in living animal and human brain with positron emission tomography (PET) would be a useful tool for neuropsychiatric investigations and the development of drugs intended to interact
Katrijn De Brucker et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 58(9), 5395-5404 (2014-07-02)
We identified a 26-amino-acid truncated form of the 34-amino-acid cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) in the islets of Langerhans of the murine pancreas. This peptide, P318, shares 67% identity with the LL-37 human antimicrobial peptide. As LL-37 displays antimicrobial and antibiofilm
Joaquín Cordero-Martínez et al.
Systems biology in reproductive medicine, 60(4), 189-198 (2014-03-25)
The present study evaluates the effect of oxamate derivatives (N-ethyl, N-propyl, N-butyl oxamates) on functional murine sperm parameters, towards a new male non-hormonal contraceptive. These derivatives are selective inhibitors of lactate dehydrogenase-C4 (LDH-C4). LDH-C4 is a sperm-specific enzyme that plays
N C Rubio et al.
Forensic science international, 243, 30-34 (2014-03-25)
The objectives of present work are twofold. First, we want to verify that hygrine and cuscohygrine are good markers to distinguish between chewing coca leaves and cocaine abuse. Secondly, we try to develop a quick and easy qualitative method to
Wolfgang Dohle et al.
ChemMedChem, 9(2), 350-370 (2014-01-18)
The syntheses and antiproliferative activities of novel substituted tetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives and their sulfamates are discussed. Biasing of conformational populations through substitution on the tetrahydroisoquinoline core at C1 and C3 has a profound effect on the antiproliferative activity against various cancer
Sandra Wydau-Dematteis et al.
Anaerobe, 35(Pt B), 105-114 (2015-09-13)
Clostridium butyricum is a Gram-positive bacterium involved in the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants. To colonize the digestive tract, components of the cell wall of C. butyricum must interact with the intestinal mucosa. The D-alanylation of cell
J Do Valle Bargieri et al.
The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 53(5), 470-476 (2013-08-02)
Decrease in peripheral oxygen delivery may impact exercise performance in athletes with exercise-related arterial oxygen desaturation (ERD). We evaluated whether sodium bicarbonate ingestion would be effective to reduce ERD and what is the consequences upon exercise performance. Seventy highly trained
Xue Fu et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 139(2), 432-451 (2014-03-13)
Regulation of cellular copper (Cu) homeostasis involves Cu-transporting ATPases (Cu-ATPases), i.e., ATP7A and ATP7B. The question as to how these Cu-ATPases in brain barrier systems transport Cu, i.e., toward brain parenchyma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or blood, remained unanswered. This study
Li Li et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 471(1-2), 339-348 (2014-06-19)
Poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(caprolactone) (PEG-b-PCL) micelles dually loaded with both pheophorbide a (PhA) as a photosensitizer and β-carotene (CAR) as a singlet oxygen ((1)O2) scavenger were designed to control photodynamic therapy (PDT) activity in cancer treatment. The CAR in the PhA/CAR micelles
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
Yanming Liu et al.
Tissue engineering. Part A, 20(23-24), 3189-3197 (2014-06-12)
Engineering a large vascularized bone graft is a much greater challenge than engineering small bone tissues. Although this is essentially feasible through an osteogenic factor-based in vivo bioreactor technique, the ossification needs improving. This study was aimed to investigate the
Shujun Chen et al.
Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA, 33(11), 1033-1040 (2015-09-24)
This study investigated the effects of some alkalinity sources on the stability of anaerobic digestion (AD) from food waste (FW). Four alkalinity sources, namely lime mud from papermaking (LMP), waste eggshell (WES), CaCO3 and NaHCO3, were applied as buffer materials
Marie-Josée Beaudet et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16763-16763 (2015-11-19)
Extraction of mouse spinal motor neurons from transgenic mouse embryos recapitulating some aspects of neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has met with limited success. Furthermore, extraction and long-term culture of adult mouse spinal motor neurons and glia remain also
Jeong-Dan Cha et al.
Head & neck, 36(8), 1168-1175 (2013-07-16)
HuR expression has been noted in several cancer types, in which it may contribute to increased expression of cellular inhibitors of apoptosis protein-2 (cIAP2) observed during tumorigenesis. To assess the correlation between cIAP2 and HuR in cases of oral squamous
Daniel J Peart et al.
Journal of strength and conditioning research, 26(7), 1975-1983 (2012-04-17)
Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is a buffering agent that is suggested to improve performance by promoting the efflux of hydrogen ions from working cells and tissues. Research surrounding its efficacy as an ergogenic aid is conflicting, making it difficult to draw
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
C Stengel et al.
British journal of cancer, 111(2), 300-308 (2014-06-25)
STX2484 is a novel non-steroidal compound with potent anti-proliferative activity. These studies aimed to identify STX2484's mechanism of action, in vivo efficacy and activity in taxane-resistant breast cancer models. Effects of STX2484 and paclitaxel on proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis
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