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János T Padra et al.
Infection and immunity, 82(12), 5235-5245 (2014-10-08)
Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida infection, also known as furunculosis disease, is associated with high morbidity and mortality in salmonid aquaculture. The first line of defense the pathogen encounters is the mucus layer, which is predominantly comprised of secreted mucins. Here
K Heileman et al.
Biomicrofluidics, 9(4), 044125-044125 (2015-09-05)
Human pancreatic islets are seldom assessed for dynamic responses to external stimuli. Thus, the elucidation of human islet functionality would provide insights into the progression of diabetes mellitus, evaluation of preparations for clinical transplantation, as well as for the development
Johanna C van den Beukel et al.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 23(8), 1671-1679 (2015-07-17)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) can generate heat by burning fatty acids, a process mediated by uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). White adipose tissue (WAT) depots can gain BAT-like properties, and various studies have suggested that females have more active BAT or
Katelyn T Gause et al.
ACS nano, 9(3), 2433-2444 (2015-02-26)
The development of subunit antigen delivery formulations has become an important research endeavor, especially in cases where a whole cell vaccine approach has significant biosafety issues. Particle-based systems have shown particular efficacy due to their inherent immunogenicity. In some cases
Nikul G Patel et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 8(7), 2559-2567 (2012-04-06)
The ability to harvest cell sheets grown on thermoresponsive polymers, such as poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAAm), has been widely studied for use in tissue engineering applications. pNIPAAm is of special interest because of the phase change that it undergoes in a physiologically
Cristina Potrich et al.
Lab on a chip, 14(20), 4067-4075 (2014-09-02)
There is an increasing interest in circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) as potential minimally invasive diagnostic biomarkers in oncology. Considerable efforts are being made in the development of lab-on-a-chip devices for biomedical applications to purify and detect miRNAs from biological fluids. Here
D Vilela et al.
Nanoscale, 9(37), 13990-13997 (2017-09-12)
Self-propelled micro/nano-devices have been proved as powerful tools in various applications given their capability of both autonomous motion and on-demand task fulfilment. Tubular micro-jets stand out as an important member in the family of self-propelled micro/nano-devices and are widely explored
Mohammad Yahya Hanafi-Bojd et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 89, 248-258 (2014-12-17)
Recent studies with inorganic nanoparticles modified with functional groups have demonstrated improvement in drug delivery into cancer cells. In the present study, we prepared, characterized, and evaluated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) as carriers for epirubicin hydrochloride (EPI) in order to
Longjun Tang et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 15(39), e1900950-e1900950 (2019-08-14)
Conventional pressure sensing devices are well developed for either indirect evaluation or internal measuring of fluid pressure over millimeter scale. Whereas, specialized pressure sensors that can directly work in various liquid environments at micrometer scale remain challenging and rarely explored
J Li et al.
British journal of cancer, 101(4), 691-698 (2009-08-13)
Retinoic acid-regulated nuclear matrix-associated protein (RAMP) is a WD40 repeat-containing protein that is involved in various biological functions, but little is known about its role in human cancer. This study aims to delineate the oncogenic role of RAMP in gastric
B I Tamba et al.
European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 71, 46-55 (2015-02-15)
The current progress in pharmaceutical nanotechnology field has been exploited in the design of functionalized radiolabelled nanoparticles that are able to deliver radionuclides in a selective manner to improve the outcome of diagnosis and treatment. Silica nanoparticles (SNPs) have been
Mayuri Sadoine et al.
Bio-protocol, 8(12), e2881-e2881 (2018-06-20)
Single-molecule FRET (smFRET) is a powerful tool to investigate molecular structures and conformational changes of biological molecules. The technique requires protein samples that are site-specifically equipped with a pair of donor and acceptor fluorophores. Here, we present a detailed protocol
V Matiller et al.
Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene, 49(5), 813-823 (2014-08-13)
Cystic ovarian disease (COD) is one of the main causes of infertility in dairy cattle. It has been shown that intra-ovarian factors may contribute to follicular persistence. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB) isoforms are important paracrine and autocrine signalling molecules that
A Novell et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1384, 124-132 (2015-02-11)
A monolithic silica gel chromatographic matrix was derivatized repetitively with an octaproline-derived chiral selector (CS). The increasingly derivatized column was tested after each derivatization reaction. The enantioseparation ability, resolution and efficiency were found to depend on the content of CS
Lecheng Zhang et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 163-163 (2019-01-19)
Janus colloidal surfactants with opposing wettabilities are receiving attention for their practical application in industry. Combining the advantages of molecular surfactants and particle-stabilized Pickering emulsions, Janus colloidal surfactants generate remarkably stable emulsions. Here we report a straightforward and cost-efficient strategy
Yingying Sun et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 184, 1-6 (2017-05-06)
The internal structure of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) such as 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) fabricated on a glass substrate is difficult to characterize and analyze at nanometer level. In this study, we employed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to study the internal molecular structure
Tong-Song Wang et al.
Biology open, 4(7), 893-902 (2015-05-24)
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing worldwide with the trend of patients being young and creating a significant burden on health systems, including reproductive problems, but the effects of diabetes on embryo implantation are still poorly understood. Our study was
Isabelle Bonnet et al.
Nucleic acids research, 36(12), 4118-4127 (2008-06-12)
The restriction endonuclease EcoRV can rapidly locate a short recognition site within long non-cognate DNA using 'facilitated diffusion'. This process has long been attributed to a sliding mechanism, in which the enzyme first binds to the DNA via nonspecific interaction
Kaiwei Li et al.
Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 18(10) (2018-10-03)
Integration of functional nanomaterials with optical micro/nanofibers (OMNFs) can bring about novel optical properties and provide a versatile platform for various sensing applications. OMNFs as the key element, however, have seldom been investigated. Here, we focus on the optimization of
Amy S Rasson et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 427(4), 824-839 (2014-09-23)
The most recently identified class of actin nucleators, WASp homology domain 2 (WH2) nucleators, use tandem repeats of monomeric actin-binding WH2 domains to facilitate actin nucleation. WH2 domains are involved in a wide variety of actin regulatory activities. Structurally, they
Wei Tang et al.
Biomaterials, 232, 119645-119645 (2019-12-23)
Preserving the bioactivity of growth factors (GFs) and mimicking their in vivo supply patterns are challenging in the development of GFs-based bone grafts. In this study, we develop a 2-N, 6-O-sulfated chitosan (26SCS) functionalized dual-modular scaffold composed of mesoporous bioactive
Nilanjon Naskar et al.
Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 20(15) (2020-08-01)
The development of sensitive biosensors, such as gallium nitride (GaN)-based quantum wells, transistors, etc., often makes it necessary to functionalize GaN surfaces with small molecules or even biomolecules, such as proteins. As a first step in surface functionalization, we have
Hong-Min Meng et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(24), 12321-12326 (2014-11-18)
Glutathione (GSH) serves vital cellular biological functions, and its abnormal levels are associated with many diseases. To better understand its physiological and pathological functions, efficient methods for monitoring of GSH in living systems are desired. Although quite a few small
Chunfeng Wang et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 45, 261-269 (2014-12-11)
Lipase from Candida rugosa (CRL) was chemically and physically immobilized onto four types of rod-shaped mesoporous silica (RSMS). RSMS prepared using surfactant P123 and poly(ethylene glycol) as co-templates was functionalized with (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES) to obtain P-RSMS by post-synthesis grafting. Tetraethoxysilane
Gunnar Sørensen et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 297(6), 101361-101361 (2021-11-11)
The dopamine (DA) transporter (DAT) is part of a presynaptic multiprotein network involving interactions with scaffold proteins via its C-terminal PDZ domain-binding sequence. Using a mouse model expressing DAT with mutated PDZ-binding sequence (DAT-AAA), we previously demonstrated the importance of
Maria Chiara Barsotti et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 103(10), 3284-3292 (2015-03-27)
As the endothelium still represents the ideal surface for cardiovascular devices, different endothelialization strategies have been attempted for biocompatibility and nonthrombogenicity enhancement. Since endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) could accelerate endothelialization, preventing thrombosis and restenosis, the aim of this study was
Shanshan Li et al.
Soft matter, 16(34), 8024-8032 (2020-08-14)
The creation and fabrication of novel shapes are of paramount importance for colloids to self-assemble into desired structured materials and in order to use them as model systems for fundamental studies. Here, we demonstrate a simple yet effective method to
Séverine Hamann et al.
PloS one, 4(8), e6616-e6616 (2009-08-13)
Pathogenesis in the Rpe65(-/-) mouse model of Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) is characterized by a slow and progressive degeneration of the rod photoreceptors. On the opposite, cones degenerate rapidly at early ages. Retinal degeneration in Rpe65(-/-) mice, showing a null
Miklós Guttman et al.
Electrophoresis, 36(11-12), 1305-1313 (2015-03-27)
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope glycoprotein (Env) is the primary antigenic feature on the surface of the virus and is of key importance in HIV vaccinology. Vaccine trials with the gp120 subunit of Env are ongoing, with the recent
Hongyu Chen et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(6), 1885-1892 (2015-04-15)
Monitoring of drugs in vivo has been recognized as an urgent need for successful chemotherapy treatment. However, to find an appropriate tool for this purpose has been proved as a great challenge. Here, we report a PLA-PEG coated hollow X-ray
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