Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 406(27), 6857-6866 (2014-06-29)
Current contaminant and residue monitoring throughout the food chain is based on sampling, transport, administration, and analysis in specialized control laboratories. This is a highly inefficient and costly process since typically more than 99% of the samples are found to
A novel highly sensitive colorimetric assay for DNA detection using cascade amplification strategy based on hybridization chain reaction and enzyme-induced metallization was established. The DNA modified superparamagnetic beads were demonstrated to capture and enrich the target DNA in the hybridization
Protozoan pathogens of the genus Leishmania have evolved unique signaling mechanisms that can sense changes in the host environment and trigger adaptive stage differentiation essential for host cell infection. The signaling mechanisms underlying parasite development remain largely elusive even though
The stereoselective transport of methotrexate (L-amethopterin, L-MTX) and its enantiomer (D-amethopterin, D-MTX) by the rat proton-coupled folate transporter (rPCFT) were examined using rPCFT-expressing HEK293 cells. The initial rate of uptake of [3H]-L-MTX by the rPCFT followed Michaelis-Menten kinetics, with a
The implant-host interface is a critical element in guiding tissue or organ regeneration. We previously developed hydrogels comprising interpenetrating networks of recombinant human collagen type III and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (RHCIII-MPC) as substitutes for the corneal extracellular matrix that promote endogenous
[14 C] Glucose Cell Wall Incorporation Assay for the Estimation of Cellulose Biosynthesis.
Protein mutational landscapes are shaped by the cellular environment, but key factors and their quantitative effects are often unknown. Here we show that Lon, a quality control protease naturally absent in common E. coli expression strains, drastically reshapes the mutational
In vivo monitoring of plant small GTPase activation using a Forster resonance energy transfer biosensor.
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
International journal of pharmaceutics, 473(1-2), 296-303 (2014-07-02)
Oral delivery of antigens is patient-friendly and efficient way of treating intestinal infections. However, the efficacy of oral vaccines is limited by degradation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and poor absorption by enterocytes and antigen-presenting cells (APC). Here we report
Curcumin has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but poor absorption following oral administration owing to its low aqueous solubility. Development of novel formulations to improve its in vivo efficacy is therefore challenging. In this study, formulation of curcumin-loaded DQAsomes (vesicles
Development of a tubular fluoride potentiometric detector for flow analysis: Evaluation and analytical applications.
Cancer cells often become resistant to chemotherapy through a phenomenon known as multidrug resistance (MDR). Several factors are responsible for the development of MDR, preeminent among them being the accelerated drug efflux mediated by overexpression of ATP binding cassette (ABC)