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Manjusha Saxena et al.
Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS, 16(24), 1971-1977 (2014-02-13)
Tridax procumbens L., Asteraceae, has been extensively used for various ailments in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. Previous studies have revealed remarkable phytoconstituents from Tridax procumbens L. with significant antioxidant activity. The aim of the present study is to measure
Tonggui Ding et al.
Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology, 116(5), 385-389 (2014-09-25)
This study firstly investigated the effects of cucurbitacin E (CuE), a tetracyclic triterpene compound from Cucurbitaceae, on the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of warfarin, a model CYP2C probe substrate, in the rat. In PK studies, the concentration of warfarin
Radhika Sharma et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 90, 342-350 (2014-12-02)
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a lifestyle disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Various therapies are available for the management of T2D and dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) inhibition has emerged as a promising therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Evelien A W Smits et al.
Journal of liposome research, 25(1), 46-57 (2014-07-02)
Besides the development of sample preparation methods for the determination of separate liposomal-encapsulated prednisolone phosphate and non-encapsulated prednisolone concentrations in murine plasma and blood, this article also presents the first description of an accurate sample preparation method for the determination
Ángel Alegría et al.
Gut pathogens, 6, 31-31 (2014-08-07)
Bifidobacterium species, including Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum, are among the dominant microbial populations of the human gastrointestinal tract. They are also major components of many commercial probiotic products. Resident and transient bifidobacteria are thought to have several beneficial health effects. However, our
Naveen K Kaushik et al.
Malaria journal, 14, 65-65 (2015-04-17)
Development of resistance against the frontline anti-malarial drugs has created an alarming situation, which requires intensive drug discovery to develop new, more effective, affordable and accessible anti-malarial agents. Inspired by their ethnobotanical reputation for being effective against febrile diseases, antiplasmodial
Flávia T F Pacheco et al.
The Journal of parasitology, 99(6), 1002-1008 (2013-07-09)
Despite the availability of many parasitological methods for detection of Cryptosporidium and Isospora (Cystoisospora) belli in fecal samples, there are uncertainties about the accuracy of these techniques in laboratory practice. In this study, 27 formalin-fixed positive stool samples for Cryptosporidium
Jill K Winkler-Moser et al.
Food chemistry, 169, 92-101 (2014-09-23)
Steryl ferulates synthesised from commercial sterols as well as commercial oryzanol were used to better understand how structural features affect antioxidant activity in vitro by the ABTS(+) radical decolorization assay, by oxidative stability index (OSI) of soybean oil, and by
Mariana Trujillo et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62(42), 10297-10303 (2014-09-30)
A series of nitroderivatives has been synthesized from hydroxytyrosol, the natural olive oil phenol, to increase the assortment of compounds with putative effects against Parkinson's disease. Nitrohydroxytyrosyl esters were obtained from nitrohydroxytyrosol using a chemoselective one-step, high-yield, transesterification procedure. The
Marjory Moreau et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 78(3), 166-184 (2014-12-17)
The effects of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) administration on biomarkers of exposure and early effects were studied in male Sprague-Dawley rats intravenously injected with doses of 0.4, 4, 10, or 40 μmol BaP/kg . Blood, tissues, and excreta were collected 8 and
Zengyan Wei et al.
Nature communications, 5, 3870-3870 (2014-05-16)
The shape-controlled synthesis of nanoparticles was established in single-phase solutions by controlling growth directions of crystalline facets on seed nanocrystals kinetically; however, it was difficult to rationally predict and design nanoparticle shapes. Here we introduce a methodology to fabricate nanoparticles
Arne Trettin et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 966, 171-178 (2013-12-25)
Paracetamol (acetaminophen, APAP) is a commonly used analgesic drug. Known paracetamol metabolites include the glucuronide, sulfate and mercapturate. N-Acetyl-benzoquinonimine (NAPQI) is considered the toxic intermediate metabolite of paracetamol. In vitro and in vivo studies indicate that paracetamol is also metabolized
André Valle de Bairros et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 975, 24-33 (2014-12-03)
In this study, it is shown a method for the determination of benzodiazepines and their main metabolites in urine samples by hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction (LPME) in the three-phase mode. Initially, the hydrolysis step was performed using 100 μL of sodium
Aimin Qiao et al.
Fitoterapia, 98, 137-142 (2014-08-05)
Sour jujube is a common fruit and traditional medicine in China. Bioactivity-guided fractionation of sour jujube was used to determine the chemical identity of potent antiproliferative and antioxidant constituents. Four novel ursane-type triterpenoids, together with 8 known were isolated and
Aarón de la Cerda-Carrasco et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 95(7), 1521-1527 (2014-08-02)
Phenolic compounds are widely distributed secondary metabolites in plants usually conferring them with unique taste, flavour and health-promoting properties. In fruits of Vitis vinifera L., phenolic composition is highly dependent on grape variety. Differential extraction of these compounds from grapes
M E Wieder et al.
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, 38(1), 41-47 (2014-09-18)
Salbutamol sulphate (Ventolin Evohaler) was administrated via the inhalation route to six horses at a dose of 0.5 mg every 4 h during the day for 2 days (total dose 4 mg). Urine and blood samples were taken up to
Nuria Ortuño et al.
The Science of the total environment, 499, 27-35 (2014-09-01)
The constant increase in the production of electronic devices implies the need for an appropriate management of a growing number of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Thermal treatments represent an interesting alternative to recycle this kind of waste, but particular
Yung-Chih Kuo et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 479(1), 138-149 (2015-01-07)
Lactoferrin (Lf) and folic acid (FA) were crosslinked on poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) for transporting etoposide across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and treating human brain malignant glioblastoma. Lf- and FA-grafted PLGA NPs (Lf/FA/PLGA NPs) were employed to permeate the monolayer
Gisele C da Silva et al.
Food chemistry, 167, 71-77 (2014-08-26)
Two methods for the extraction, identification and quantification of the highest occurrence and lowest perception threshold off-flavours in fifteen different samples of Brazilian Pilsner beers were developed. For this purpose, headspace solid phase microextraction in combination with a gas chromatography
Cunliu Zhou et al.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 26(5), 1023-1025 (2013-09-17)
Berberine and palmatine are two of the main bioactive components in Huangbai, a major Chinese medicinal herb. The current methods to extract these compounds usually involving the usage of inorganic acid and base, are not only complex and time-consuming, but
Cheong Hoon Lee et al.
Talanta, 129, 552-559 (2014-08-17)
Because of the high stability and potential toxic effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), it is important to closely monitor their concentrations in the environment using a sensitive analytical method. In this study, a simple, rapid, efficient, and sensitive analytical
Janclei P Coutinho et al.
Talanta, 134, 256-263 (2015-01-27)
In this work a multivariate statistical tool (Derringer and Suich optimization) was proposed for the separation of seventeen capsinoids (natural and synthetic) using the UHPLC-DAD chromatography. Capsinoids were analyzed at 280 nm. The variables optimized were the mobile phase (water
Yinyue Deng et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(8), 2861-2868 (2015-02-15)
Plant pathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris produces cis-11-methyl-2-dodecenoic acid (diffusible signal factor [DSF]) as a cell-cell communication signal to regulate biofilm dispersal and virulence factor production. Previous studies have demonstrated that DSF biosynthesis is dependent on the presence of RpfF
R Rodríguez-Gómez et al.
Talanta, 134, 657-664 (2015-01-27)
A new sample preparation method for the determination of five benzophenone UV-filters in human breast milk has been developed. The procedure involves the lyophilization of the sample, and its subsequent extraction by ultrasound sonication using acetonitrile. In order to reduce
Qinghong Su et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 985, 119-123 (2015-02-14)
A simple, rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass-spectrometric method (LC-MS/MS) for the novel multiple tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) cabozantinib was developed and validated using erlotinib as internal standard (IS). Plasma samples were pre-treated by liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl
Josune Orbe et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 58(7), 2941-2957 (2015-02-17)
Discovery of potent and safe therapeutics that improve upon currently available antifibrinolytics, e.g., tranexamic acid (TXA, 1) and aprotinin, has been challenging. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) participate in thrombus dissolution. Then we designed a novel series of optimized MMP inhibitors that
Mateja Egart et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(2), 469-481 (2014-08-06)
The main goal of this research was to assess the mechanical properties of APIs' polymorphic forms at the single-crystal level (piroxicam, famotidine, nifedipine, olanzapine) in order to predict their bulk deformational attributes, which are critical for some pharmaceutical technology processes.
Diana L Shuster et al.
Biochemical pharmacology, 92(4), 690-700 (2014-12-03)
Glyburide is commonly prescribed for the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus; however, fetal exposure to glyburide is not well understood and may have short- and long-term consequences for the health of the child. Glyburide can cross the placenta; fetal concentrations
Krutzkaya Juárez-Reyes et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 161, 36-45 (2014-12-10)
Some studies refer that the entire plant of Anoda cristata is consumed as food and medicine; in particular for treating diabetes, inflammation, fever, cough, and wounds. The aim of this study was to establish the preclinical efficacy of Anoda cristata
Chamila Nimalaratne et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(11), 2956-2962 (2015-03-10)
Among dietary carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin are known to protect against age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the elderly. Egg yolk is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, however, the effect of cooking and gastrointestinal digestion
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