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Su Jin Kang et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(10), 24219-24242 (2015-10-17)
Plants rich in antioxidant substances may be useful for preventing skin aging. Pomegranates, containing flavonoids and other polyphenolic compounds, are widely consumed due to their beneficial properties. We examined the underlying mechanisms of dried pomegranate concentrate powder (PCP) on melanin
Sarah H Kehoe et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 113(5), 813-821 (2015-02-14)
Intakes of micronutrient-rich foods are low among Indian women of reproductive age. We investigated whether consumption of a food-based micronutrient-rich snack increased markers of blood micronutrient concentrations when compared with a control snack. Non-pregnant women (n 222) aged 14-35 years
Yi Zeng et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 66, 55-61 (2014-12-03)
A sequential 'on/off' dual mode SERS assay platform for heparin with wider detection window and higher reliability is constructed based on electrostatic forces, in which the highly protonated chitosan encapsulated p-Mercaptobenzoic acid coated Au@Ag core-shell nanoparticles undergo sequential aggregation/segregation upon
I Yamamoto et al.
Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology, Spec No, 161-164 (1992-01-01)
AA-2G is a new stable derivative of AsA which is efficiently synthesized by regioselective transglucosylation with alpha-glucosidase and CGTase. AA-2G serves as a vitamin C supplement in experimental animals. AA-2G is easily hydrolyzed in vivo by alpha-glucosidase and also synthesized
Vincent Van Waes et al.
Neuropharmacology, 89, 77-86 (2014-09-15)
Drug combinations that include the psychostimulant methylphenidate plus a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) such as fluoxetine are increasingly used in children and adolescents. For example, this combination is indicated in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression comorbidity and
Javed Sheikh et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 46(4), 1390-1399 (2011-02-23)
This research communication is toward the investigation of the antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activities of the synthesized compounds 1-(4'-O-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy-2'-hydroxyphenyl)-3-aryl-propane-1,3-diones (5a)-(5h). These compounds have been obtained by the interaction of α-acetobromoglucose with 1-(2',4'-dihydroxyphenyl)-3-aryl-propane-1,3-diones (3a)-(3h) under anhydrous condition and at lower temperature.
Metabolic Pathways: Energetics, Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle, and Carbohydrates, (3), 2014-2014 null
A Guerra et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 45(3), 930-940 (2009-12-22)
A neural model based on a numerical molecular representation using CODES program to predict oral absorption of any structure is described. This model predicts both high and low-absorbed compounds with a global accuracy level of 74%. CODES/ANN methodology shows promising
Derek R Jones et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 13, 52-60 (2014-12-03)
We report on a photoinitiator-free synthetic method of incorporating bioactivity into poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels in order to control physical properties, enzymatic biodegradability and cell-specific adhesiveness of the polymer network, while eliminating the need for UV-mediated photopolymerization. To accomplish this
Se-Jin Yoon et al.
Nature communications, 6, 6546-6546 (2015-03-17)
In embryonic stem cells, extracellular signals are required to derepress developmental promoters to drive lineage specification, but the proteins involved in connecting extrinsic cues to relaxation of chromatin remain unknown. We demonstrate that the helix-loop-helix (HLH) protein, HEB, directly associates
Dawei Zhang et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 42, 70-77 (2014-07-27)
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have shown great promise for a variety of applications, including chemistry, biology, and medicine. Recently, AuNPs have found promising applications in cartilage and bone repair. However, to realize the above promised applications, more work needs to be
Damien Cressier et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 17(14), 5275-5284 (2009-06-09)
In this work, we report the synthesis and characterization of new compounds derived from benzothiazoles and thiadiazoles. We observed that structural modifications on these skeletons affected the antioxidant activity. Thiol and aminothiol compounds derived from thiadiazoles and benzothiazoles showed an
Li Zhang et al.
The Chinese journal of physiology, 58(5), 343-353 (2015-11-06)
As human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) transplanation may be promising in heart failure treatment, it is important to know whether hypoxic preconditioning (HP) promote hUC-MSCs proliferation and differentiation and protect them against chemical hypoxic damages. This study aimed
Judit Bartalis et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 19(8), 2757-2766 (2011-04-05)
The aim of this study was to evaluate cucurbitacins (Cucs) liver protective activity in vitro and conduct QSAR studies against lipophilicity and ab initio descriptors. Nine Cucs were isolated from Cucurbitaceae plants and eight prepared by C2-alkylation or C16-acylation. Ten
Yi-Chun Kuo et al.
PloS one, 6(7), e22382-e22382 (2011-08-06)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors have been recognized as a useful tool and widely used for real-time dynamic analysis of molecular binding affinity because of its high sensitivity to the change of the refractive index of tested objects. The conventional
Naoki Okumura et al.
Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology, 95(11), 1291-1304 (2015-08-25)
Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) due to corneal endothelial cell degeneration is a major cause of corneal transplantation. It is characterized by abnormal deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM), such as corneal guttae, accompanied by a loss of endothelial cells. Although
Madonna N Mashabela et al.
Journal of food science, 80(11), H2612-H2618 (2015-10-17)
In this study, influence of 3 types of photo-selective nets (pearl, red and yellow) and a standard black net on marketable yield, fruit quality and bioactive compounds after postharvest storage was investigated. Percentage marketable fruits were higher in green sweet
Rosa Tundis et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 17(13), 4542-4547 (2009-05-27)
Three triterpene saponins isolated from the roots of Physospermum verticillatum and identified as saikosaponin a (1), buddlejasaponin IV (2), and songarosaponin D (3) were investigated in vitro for their cytotoxic activity against a panel of seven different cancer cell lines
Loyal A Goff et al.
Experimental hematology, 36(10), 1354-1369 (2008-07-29)
Human multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have the potential to differentiate into multiple cell types, although little is known about factors that control their fate. Differentiation-specific microRNAs may play a key role in stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. We propose
Nobuko Tano et al.
Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy, 22(10), 1864-1871 (2014-06-17)
Transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is an emerging treatment for heart failure. We have reported that epicardial placement of MSC-sheets generated using temperature-responsive dishes markedly increases donor MSC survival and augments therapeutic effects in an acute myocardial
Juliane Meyer et al.
Aesthetic surgery journal, 35(8), 1030-1039 (2015-05-27)
In recent years the therapeutic application of extracted adipose tissue for autologous fat grafting and the application of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (adMSC) isolated thereof has progressed. Water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL) is 1 procedure for harvesting adipose tissue and
Y B Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb et al.
Journal of biological regulators and homeostatic agents, 27(2), 291-295 (2013-07-09)
Inflammatory responses are operationally characterized by pain, redness, heat and swelling at the site of infection and trauma. Mast cells reside near small blood vessels and, when activated, release potent mediators involved in allergy and inflammation. Vitamin D modulates contraction
Ratih Yuniartha et al.
Pediatric surgery international, 30(9), 907-914 (2014-08-06)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in a nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) rat model. Pregnant rats were exposed to nitrofen on embryonic day 9.5 (E9.5). MSCs were isolated from the
M S Attia et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 835, 56-64 (2014-06-24)
A new method in which a nano optical sensor for diagnosis of different diseases of seminal vesicle and sexual gland was prepared. The working principle of the method depends on the determination of the fructose concentration in semen of different
C Li et al.
Journal of dental research, 94(3), 455-463 (2015-01-15)
Recent studies have demonstrated that erythropoietin (EPO) has extensive nonhematopoietic biological functions. However, little is known about how EPO regulates bone formation, although several studies suggested that EPO can affect bone homeostasis. In this study, we investigated the effects of
Srinivasan Senthilkumari et al.
Experimental eye research, 124, 24-30 (2014-05-13)
We have previously reported low concentrations of plasma ascorbate and low dietary vitamin C intake in the older Indian population and a strong inverse association of these with cataract. Little is known about ascorbate levels in aqueous humor and lens
Mário Mil-Homens et al.
The Science of the total environment, 540, 231-240 (2015-07-27)
Twenty century time-resolved variability of riverine deposits of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs), DDTs, hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) was studied in three (210)Pb dated sediment cores collected in a depositional shelf area adjacent to the Tagus estuary (the Tagus Prodelta). The geographic
P Manojkumar et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 44(11), 4690-4694 (2009-08-04)
A series of novel 1-(4-methylcoumarinyl-7-oxyacetyl)-3,5-dimethyl-4(arylazo)pyrazoles and 1-(4-methylcoumarinyl-7-oxyacetyl)-3-methyl-4-(substituted phenyl) hydrazono-2-pyrazolin-5-ones were synthesised and evaluated for antibacterial and antioxidant activities. Compounds 3b, 3g, 5b, 5d and 5g showed good antibacterial activity and compound 5e was found to be the most active antioxidant
Afrouz Yousefi et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 472(1-2), 175-184 (2014-06-21)
Angiogenesis is one of the hallmarks of cancer which renders it an attractive target for therapy of malignancies. Tumor growth suppression can be achieved by inhibiting angiogenesis since it would deprive tumor cells of oxygen and vital nutrients. Activation of
Rebecca Josowitz et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e101316-e101316 (2014-07-11)
The use of human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to study atrial biology and disease has been restricted by the lack of a reliable method for stem cell-derived atrial cell labeling and purification. The goal of this study was to generate an
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