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Hitomi Kanno et al.
PloS one, 9(12), e116275-e116275 (2015-01-01)
Effects of the kampo medicine yokukansan on gene expression of the cystine/glutamate antiporter system Xc-, which protects against glutamate-induced cytotoxicity, were examined in Pheochromocytoma cells (PC12 cells). Yokukansan inhibited glutamate-induced PC12 cell death. Similar cytoprotective effects were found in Uncaria
Takuro Nishikawa et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0131394-e0131394 (2015-06-27)
Observed only after administration of high doses, cardiotoxicity is the dose-limiting effect of cyclophosphamide (CY). We investigated the poorly understood cardiotoxic mechanisms of high-dose CY. A rat cardiac myocardial cell line, H9c2, was exposed to CY metabolized by S9 fraction
Sarah E Stewart et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848(1 Pt A), 115-126 (2014-10-15)
Streptolysin O (SLO) is a bacterial pore forming protein that is part of the cholesterol dependent cytolysin (CDC) family. We have used quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) to examine SLO membrane binding and pore formation. In this system
Barbara A Fox et al.
Infection and immunity, 83(5), 2148-2155 (2015-03-18)
Live attenuated vaccine strains, such as type I nonreplicating uracil auxotroph mutants, are highly effective in eliciting lifelong immunity to virulent acute infection by Toxoplasma gondii. However, it is currently unknown whether vaccine-elicited immunity can provide protection against acute infection
Hui Zhang et al.
Gynecologic oncology, 136(3), 549-553 (2014-12-03)
We previously found that Dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (Dusp6) over-expression enhanced the growth-promoting effect of estrogen in endometrial adenocarcinoma cells. The aim of this study was to explore the correlation of Dusp6 expression with progestin sensitivity in atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH)
D R Stevens et al.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 17(2), 163-173 (2015-02-11)
We compared the effectiveness of lower-dose (LD) (450 mg/day for 6 months) to standard-dose (SD) (900 mg/day for 6 months) valganciclovir (VGCV) prophylaxis for prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease in high-risk CMV donor-positive/recipient-negative (D+/R-) kidney recipients. We performed a single-center, retrospective cohort
Takuya Miyano et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 475(1-2), 504-513 (2014-09-15)
In process analytical technology (PAT) based on near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, wavenumber selection is crucial to develop an accurate and robust calibration model. The present research proposes new efficient spectral dividing and wavenumber selection methods to significantly reduce the computational
S Dong et al.
Transplantation proceedings, 47(6), 1796-1801 (2015-08-22)
In this study we investigated whether mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a new immunosuppressant, and its metabolite mycophenolic acid (MPA) influence the activity of liver resident natural killer (NK) cells, resulting in increased susceptibility to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. We isolated
Lin Lei et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 17290-17290 (2020-10-16)
Electrospray deposition (ESD) applies a high voltage to liquids flowing through narrow capillaries to produce monodisperse generations of droplets down to hundreds of nanometers in diameter, each carrying a small amount of the delivered solute. This deposition method has been
C M Noronha et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 170, 15-22 (2017-05-20)
This paper describes the self-assembly of oligosaccharide-based hybrid block copolymers (BCPs) consisting of maltoheptaose (MH) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) into 10nm scale lamellar and cylindrical phases depending on the volume fractions of MH (ϕ
Sara Sheikhzadeh et al.
Orphanet journal of rare diseases, 9, 203-203 (2014-12-11)
Echocardiographic upper normal limits of both main pulmonary artery (MPA) diameters (MPA-d) and ratio of MPA to aortic root diameter (MPA-r) are not defined in healthy adults. Accordingly, frequency of MPA dilatation based on echocardiography remains to be assessed in
Q Tang et al.
Lupus, 24(9), 935-942 (2015-02-11)
Mycophenolic acid (MPA), the active metabolite of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), is a noncompetitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase, and is now widely used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dysregulated expression of microRNA has been reported to be
Diego Bertoli et al.
PloS one, 10(8), e0135441-e0135441 (2015-08-19)
One of the most common adverse event of interferon beta (IFNβ) therapy for multiple sclerosis is flu-like syndrome (FLS), which has been reportedly related to increased levels of cytokines such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Average
Nataliya Butenko et al.
Journal of inorganic biochemistry, 147, 165-176 (2015-05-12)
The nuclease activity of VO(acac)2 (1, acac = acetylacetone) and its derivatives VO(hd)2 (2, hd = 3,5-heptanedione), VO(Cl-acac)2 (3, Cl-acac = 3-chloro-2,4-pentanedione), VO(Et-acac)2 (4, Et-acac = 3-ethyl-2,4-pentanedione) and VO(Me-acac)2 (5, Me-acac = 3-methyl-2,4-pentanedione), is studied by agarose gel electrophoresis, UV-visible
Wen Sun et al.
Talanta, 143, 127-131 (2015-06-17)
The sensitivity of pH indicators is always confined in acidic solvents used during the immobilization because of the large deviation from their color transition points. By regulating the pH of indicators using organic acid or base, the color transition points
Sarah Jean Boeddeker et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0121103-e0121103 (2015-04-02)
Human embryo invasion and implantation into the inner wall of the maternal uterus, the endometrium, is the pivotal process for a successful pregnancy. Whereas disruption of the endometrial epithelial layer was already correlated with the programmed cell death, the role
Jiandong Hu et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0122005-e0122005 (2015-03-24)
A surface plasmon resonance (SPR) immunoassay with an immobilization of self-assembled molecular identification membrane for the detection of residual Clenbuterol Hydrochloride (CLB) in pork liver was systematically investigated and experimentally validated for its high performance. SPR immunoassay with a regular
Huiqiao Liu et al.
Theranostics, 6(1), 54-64 (2016-01-02)
Rapid and convenient biosensing platforms could be beneficial to timely diagnosis and treatment of diseases in virtually any care settings. Sandwich immunoassays, the most commonly used methods for protein detection, often rely on expensive tags such as enzyme and tedious
Simon Braun et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(12), 3641-3646 (2015-03-17)
The dynamics of quantum phase transitions pose one of the most challenging problems in modern many-body physics. Here, we study a prototypical example in a clean and well-controlled ultracold atom setup by observing the emergence of coherence when crossing the
Bernhard Watzer et al.
International journal of legal medicine, 129(4), 759-769 (2014-12-20)
Arthrotec(®) (AT) is a combination of diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and misoprostol (MP), a synthetic analogue of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). MP is a lipophilic methyl ester prodrug. It is readily metabolized to the biologically active misoprostol acid (MPA).
Tingting Tang et al.
Talanta, 146, 55-61 (2015-12-24)
Based on the highly sensitivity and stable-fluorescence of water-soluble CdTe/CdS core-shell quantum dots (QDs) with broad-specificity DNA aptamers, a novel ratiometric detection strategy was proposed for the sensitive detection of organophosphorus pesticides by capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence (CE-LIF). The
Ajay Kumar Yagati et al.
Bioelectrochemistry (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 107, 37-44 (2015-11-03)
For label-free and direct detection of C-reactive protein (CRP), an impedimetric sensor based on an indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode array functionalized with reduced graphene oxide-nanoparticle (rGO-NP) hybrid was fabricated and evaluated. Analytical measurements were performed to examine the properties
Zhaoqiang Ding et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 48, 469-479 (2015-01-13)
A novel molecularly imprinted optosensing material based on multi-walled carbon nanotube-quantum dots (MWCNT-QDs) has been designed and synthesized for its high selectivity, sensitivity and specificity in the recognition of a target protein bovine serum albumin (BSA). Molecularly imprinted polymer coated
C Flavia Massaro et al.
Phytotherapy research : PTR, 29(1), 48-58 (2014-09-19)
Stingless bees accumulate deposits of plant resins that are mixed with beeswax to produce propolis. Previous studies have reported anti-microbial constituents of stingless bee (Tetragonula carbonaria) propolis from East Australia, but several components remained to be characterized. In the search
Matthew T Cook et al.
SpringerPlus, 4, 444-444 (2015-08-28)
Clinical trials and epidemiological evidence have shown that combined estrogen/progestin hormone replacement therapy, but not estrogen therapy alone, increases breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women. Previously we have shown that natural and synthetic progestins, including the widely used synthetic progestin
Juan Zhang et al.
The Analyst, 140(16), 5716-5723 (2015-07-15)
Inhibitors of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) are promising agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, so a colorimetric method has been developed in this work for PTP1B assay and screening of its inhibitors. The method is
Hui Zhang et al.
Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E, 13, 80-80 (2015-08-01)
Decidualization is a prerequisite for successful implantation and the establishment of pregnancy. Krüppel-like factor 12 (KLF12) is a negative regulator of endometrial decidualization in vitro. We investigated whether KLF12 was associated with impaired decidualization under conditions of repeated implantation failure
Cheng-Han Hung et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 1000, 176-180 (2015-08-08)
Misoprostol is a widely used alternative of prostaglandin for labor induction. Based on previous studies, we envision that small and frequent oral dosage of misoprostol is an effective method for labor induction. To monitor the misoprostol content during labor induction
Simeon Springer et al.
Breast cancer research and treatment, 152(2), 313-321 (2015-06-24)
Chromosomal amplifications are among the most common genetic alterations found in human cancers. However, experimental systems to study the processes that lead to specific, recurrent amplification events in human cancers are lacking. Moreover, some common amplifications, such as that at
Mahdi Shahmiri et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16378-16378 (2015-11-18)
Aurein 1.2 is a 13 residue antimicrobial peptide secreted by the Australian tree frog Litoria Aurea. It is a surface-acting membrane disrupting peptide that permeabilizes bacterial membranes via the carpet mechanism; the molecular details of this process are mostly unknown.
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