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Matthew D Overturf et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 161, 33-40 (2015-02-11)
Pharmaceuticals are routinely detected in the environment; and several of these compounds have been extensively researched due to their potential impacts to the endocrine system of aquatic organisms. The negative reproductive consequences of synthetic progestins in teleost species have only
M Lorena Cortez et al.
Bioelectrochemistry (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 105, 117-122 (2015-06-22)
In this work the effects of the self-assembly solvent on the structure and electrochemical behavior of redox-active polyelectrolyte–surfactant complexes cast on electrode supports from aqueous and DMF solutions are presented. The complex studied is formed by complexation of osmium complex-modified
Margherita Di Pisa et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 58(3), 1390-1399 (2015-01-15)
Celiac disease (CD) patients usually present high levels of circulating IgA antibodies directed to different antigens, in particular tissue transglutaminase (tTG), gliadin (Glia), and endomysium. A series of synthetic peptide constructs containing cross-linked tTG and Glia deamidated peptides have been
Charles H Jones et al.
Biomaterials, 58, 103-111 (2015-05-06)
Given the rise of antibiotic resistant microbes, genetic vaccination is a promising prophylactic strategy that enables rapid design and manufacture. Facilitating this process is the choice of vector, which is often situationally-specific and limited in engineering capacity. Furthermore, these shortcomings
Vladimir Dobričić et al.
Archiv der Pharmazie, 347(11), 786-797 (2014-08-28)
Molecular docking studies were performed on 18 17β-carboxamide steroids in order to select compounds with potential local anti-inflammatory activity. These derivatives are amides of cortienic acids (obtained from hydrocortisone, prednisolone, and methylprednisolone) with methyl or ethyl esters of six amino
Stephanie Rossnagl et al.
PloS one, 9(4), e94922-e94922 (2014-04-18)
Cancer is associated with increased fracture risk, due either to metastasis or associated osteoporosis. After a fracture, blood clots form. Because proteins of the coagulation cascade and activated platelets promote cancer development, a fracture in patients with cancer often raises
Isabel Denzer et al.
Food chemistry, 194, 843-848 (2015-10-17)
Oxidative and nitrosative stress resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction are an early event in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a key transcription factor and regulator of the cellular response to oxidative stress. Thus
Denis A Babkov et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 23(21), 7035-7044 (2015-10-08)
The need for novel therapeutic options to fight herpesvirus infections still persists. Herein we report the design, synthesis and antiviral evaluation of a new family of non-nucleoside antivirals, derived from 1-[ω-(4-bromophenoxy)alkyl]uracil derivatives--previously reported inhibitors of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). Introduction of
Daishun Ling et al.
ACS nano, 8(8), 8027-8039 (2014-08-06)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has one of the worst prognoses for survival as it is poorly responsive to both conventional chemotherapy and mechanism-directed therapy. This results from a lack of therapeutic concentration in the tumor tissue coupled with the highly toxic
Emile B Gordon et al.
mBio, 6(3), e00725-e00725 (2015-06-04)
Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasites of several Plasmodium spp. Cerebral malaria (CM) is a common form of severe malaria resulting in nearly 700,000 deaths each year in Africa alone. At present, there is no adjunctive therapy for
Mir Ali Farajzadeh et al.
Talanta, 146, 772-779 (2015-12-24)
In this paper, a new extraction method based on counter current salting-out homogenous liquid-liquid extraction (CCSHLLE) followed by dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) has been developed for the extraction and preconcentration of widely used pesticides in fruit juice samples prior to
Makhsud I Saidaminov et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7586-7586 (2015-07-07)
Single crystals of methylammonium lead trihalide perovskites (MAPbX3; MA = CH3NH3(+), X = Br(-) or I(-)) have shown remarkably low trap density and charge transport properties; however, growth of such high-quality semiconductors is a time-consuming process. Here we present a
Elisabetta Schievano et al.
Talanta, 140, 36-41 (2015-06-07)
The first step in caffeine metabolism is mediated for over 95% by the CYP1A2 isoform of cytochrome P450. Therefore, CYP1A2 activity is most conveniently measured through the determination of caffeine clearance. The HPLC quantification of caffeine is fully validated and
Kai-Ting C Shade et al.
The Journal of experimental medicine, 212(4), 457-467 (2015-04-01)
Immunoglobulin ε (IgE) antibodies are the primary mediators of allergic diseases, which affect more than 1 in 10 individuals worldwide. IgE specific for innocuous environmental antigens, or allergens, binds and sensitizes tissue-resident mast cells expressing the high-affinity IgE receptor, FcεRI.
Purushothaman Kuppan et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 103(7), 2236-2250 (2014-10-28)
Poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) and PCL-gelatin random and aligned nanofibers with diameters in the range of 200-400 nm were developed through electrospinning. Mechanical properties of aligned PCL and PCL-gelatin nanofibers were compared, and it was found that aligned PCL nanofibers showed significantly
Ming-Lung Hsieh et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1358, 208-216 (2014-07-23)
A vancomycin-bonded silica monolithic column for capillary electrochromatography (CEC) was prepared by a single-step in situ sol-gel approach. This sol-gel process incorporates a synthetic sol-gel precursor which contains a macrocyclic antibiotic, vancomycin, to form a porous silica network inside a
Hao-Yang Mi et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 103(5), 960-970 (2014-09-02)
Soft and hard thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and their blends were electrospun to fabricate nanofibrous scaffolds with various properties in order to investigate the substrate property effects on cellular response. The scaffolds were characterized with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis
Zdeněk Sofer et al.
Nanoscale, 7(23), 10535-10543 (2015-05-28)
Graphane is one of the most intensively studied derivatives of graphene. Here we demonstrate the evaluation of exact degree of graphene hydrogenation using the Clemmensen reduction reaction and deuterium labeling. The Clemmensen reduction reaction is based on application of zinc
Seoyeon Bok et al.
Biomedical optics express, 6(9), 3303-3312 (2015-09-30)
Microglia are brain resident macrophages rapidly responding to various stimuli to exert appropriate inflammatory responses. Although they have recently been exploited as an attractive candidate for imaging neuroinflammation, it is still difficult to visualize them at the cellular and molecular
Farzad Foroutan et al.
Biomedical materials (Bristol, England), 10(4), 045025-045025 (2015-08-27)
In the present study, we report a new and facile sol-gel synthesis of phosphate-based glasses with the general formula of (P2O5)55-(CaO)25-(Na2O)(20-x)-(TiO2) x , where x = 0, 5, 10 or 15, for bone tissue engineering applications. The sol-gel synthesis method
Nardine S Abadeer et al.
ACS nano, 8(8), 8392-8406 (2014-07-26)
Plasmonic nanoparticles can strongly interact with adjacent fluorophores, resulting in plasmon-enhanced fluorescence or fluorescence quenching. This dipolar coupling is dependent upon nanoparticle composition, distance between the fluorophore and the plasmonic surface, the transition dipole orientation, and the degree of spectral
Yanfei Hu et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 491(1-2), 152-161 (2015-06-23)
Thermo-responsive brush-like amphiphilic poly[2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethyl methacrylate-co-oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate]-b-poly(l-lactide)-b-poly[2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethyl methacrylate-co-oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate] [P(MEO2MA-co-OEGMA)-b-PLLA-b-P(MEO2MA-co-OEGMA)] triblock copolymers were synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization of MEO2MA and OEGMA co-monomers using a α,ω-Bromopropionyl poly(l-lactide) (Br-PLLA-Br) macroinitiator. The resulting copolymers with MEO2MA/OEGMA molar ratio
Ornchuma Naksuriya et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 94, 501-512 (2015-07-03)
Curcumin (CM) has been reported as a potential anticancer agent. However, its pharmaceutical applications as therapeutic agent are hampered because of its poor aqueous solubility. The present study explores the advantages of polymeric micelles composed of block copolymers of methoxypoly(ethylene
Nicholas D Stebbins et al.
Macromolecular bioscience, 15(8), 1115-1124 (2015-04-17)
Novel ibuprofen-containing monomers comprising naturally occurring and biocompatible compounds were synthesized and subsequently polymerized via enzymatic methods. Through the use of a malic acid sugar backbone, ibuprofen was attached as a pendant group, and then subsequently polymerized with a linear
Elisa Dassie et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 10, 6811-6823 (2015-11-21)
For many years, novel strategies for cancer detection and treatment using nanoparticles (NPs) have been developed. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Western countries, and despite recent advances in early detection and treatment, its prognosis
Tristan Gollnest et al.
Nature communications, 6, 8716-8716 (2015-10-28)
The antiviral activity of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors is often limited by ineffective phosphorylation. We report on a nucleoside triphosphate (NTP) prodrug approach in which the γ-phosphate of NTPs is bioreversibly modified. A series of TriPPPro-compounds bearing two lipophilic masking
Xiangyang Zhang et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 485, 81-85 (2015-06-15)
A new polymer bearing aldehyde groups was designed and synthesized by grafting 4-pyridinecarboxaldehyde onto poly(epichlorohydrin). Antibodies can be directly immobilized on the surface of the polymer film through the covalent bonding of aldehyde groups of the film with amino groups
Attractors in Sequence Space: Peptide Morphing by Directed Simulated Evolution.
Jan A Hiss et al.
Molecular informatics, 34(11-12), 709-714 (2016-01-19)
Jae-Yeon Shin et al.
Biomolecules & therapeutics, 23(4), 313-319 (2015-07-15)
P7C3 and its derivatives, 1-(3,6-dibromo-9H-carbazol-9-yl)-3-(p-tolylamino)propan-2-ol (1) and N-(3-(3,6-dibromo-9H-carbazol-9-yl)-2-hydroxypropyl)-N-(3-methoxyphenyl)-4-methylbenzenesulfonamide (2), were previously reported to increase neurogenesis in rat neural stem cells (NSCs). Although P7C3 is known to increase neurogenesis by protecting newborn neurons, it is not known whether its derivatives also
Alessia Colombo et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(26), 11788-11796 (2015-06-09)
The synthesis of two new thiocyanate free Ru(II) complexes with different pyrid-2-yl tetrazolate ligands is reported, along with their electrochemical, spectroscopic and theoretical characterization. The corresponding dye-sensitized solar cell devices were prepared, leading to 3.4% conversion efficiency, promising data, considering
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