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Kyung Min Jeong et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 38(12), 2143-2152 (2015-11-05)
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) were investigated as tunable, environmentally benign, yet superior extraction media to enhance the extraction of anthocyanins from grape skin, which is usually discarded as waste. Ten DESs containing choline chloride as hydrogen bond acceptor combined with
Gilles Provencher et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1348, 97-104 (2014-05-20)
Bisphenol A (BPA) and triclosan (TCS) are ubiquitous environmental phenols exhibiting endocrine disrupting activities that may be involved in various health disorders in humans. There is a need to measure separately free forms and conjugated metabolites because only the former
Marcel Prax et al.
Journal of microbiological methods, 118, 176-181 (2015-10-13)
Sodium polyanethol sulfonate (SPS) is an anionic detergent with a broad range of activities and applications. While studying the excretion of cytoplasmic proteins in Staphylococcus aureus SPS was used as cell lysis inhibitor. When investigating the protein pattern of culture
Abdulselam Ertas et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 53(3), 334-339 (2014-10-22)
In Turkey, Veronica species (Plantaginaceae) have been used as a diuretic and for wound healing in traditional medicine. To examine the fatty acid and essential oil profiles, the antioxidant, anticholinesterase, antimicrobial, and DNA damage effects of Veronica thymoides P.H. Davis
Kristina Nelson et al.
Food chemistry, 194, 495-502 (2015-10-17)
Metabolic dysfunction in obesity may be attenuated by whole-grain intake, which has been attributed to synergistic actions of bioactive compounds. Germination/malting may increase grain bioactives, including polyphenols, however biological effects compared with non-germinated grains are unclear. Polyphenols and biological effects
Prashant Kumar et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1356, 105-116 (2014-07-16)
Kafirin is a natural, hydrophobic and celiac safe prolamin protein obtained from sorghum seeds. Today kafirin is found to be useful in designing delayed delivery systems and coatings of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals where its purity is important and this can
Congwu He et al.
The New phytologist, 206(3), 1051-1062 (2015-01-24)
Silicon (Si) plays a large number of diverse roles in plants, but the structural and chemical mechanisms operating at the single-cell level remain unclear. We isolate the cell walls from suspension-cultured individual cells of rice (Oryza sativa) and fractionate them
Milena Veskovic et al.
Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.), 240(4), 418-425 (2014-09-07)
Deficiency in methionine or choline can induce oxidative stress in various organs such as liver, kidney, heart, and brain. This study was to examine the effects of alpha-lipoic acid (LA) on oxidative stress induced by methionine and choline deficiency (MCD)
Kai Luo et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1379, 51-55 (2015-01-04)
While urinary 3-hydroxybenzo[a]pyrene (3-OHBaP) can indicate exposure to carcinogenic benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) in humans, most previous analytical methods could not detect it in the general population due to a lack of sufficient sensitivity. In this study, a new liquid chromatography-electrospray mass-mass
Felipe Jiménez-Aspee et al.
Food chemistry, 194, 908-919 (2015-10-17)
The Chilean raspberry Rubus geoides Sm. (Rosaceae) is a native species occurring in the Patagonia. Five R. geoides samples were assessed for phenolic content and composition, antioxidant activity, effect on total reduced glutathione (GSH) synthesis and protective effect against H2O2
Camila Figueiredo Pinzan et al.
PloS one, 10(11), e0143087-e0143087 (2015-11-18)
Toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, is an important public health problem and veterinary concern. Although there is no vaccine for human toxoplasmosis, many attempts have been made to develop one. Promising vaccine candidates utilize proteins, or their
Drishya Kurup et al.
Journal of virology, 89(1), 144-154 (2014-10-17)
The emerging zoonotic pathogens Hendra virus (HeV) and Nipah virus (NiV) are in the genus Henipavirus in the family Paramyxoviridae. HeV and NiV infections can be highly fatal to humans and livestock. The goal of this study was to develop
Dominic Landgraf et al.
Chronobiology international, 32(3), 416-427 (2014-11-29)
The importance of circadian clocks in the regulation of adult physiology in mammals is well established. In contrast, the ontogenesis of the circadian system and its role in embryonic development are still poorly understood. Although there is experimental evidence that
Shekhar U Kadam et al.
Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 23, 308-316 (2014-12-03)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of key extraction parameters of extraction time (5-25 min), acid concentration (0-0.06 M HCl) and ultrasound amplitude (22.8-114 μm) on yields of bioactive compounds (total phenolics, fucose and uronic acid)
Zhengzong Wu et al.
Food chemistry, 194, 671-679 (2015-10-17)
The application of attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR), Raman spectroscopy (RS) and combination of ATR-IR and RS for measurements of total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total phenolic content (TPC) of Chinese rice wine (CRW) were investigated in this study.
Joyce C Mello et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(10), 17747-17759 (2015-09-26)
Plantago major L. produces several chemical substances with anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities and its use in the treatment of oral and throat inflammation in popular medicine is well described. In this study, the antioxidant potential of the Plantago major hydroethanolic
Rodrigo M Pereira et al.
Talanta, 147, 76-81 (2015-11-26)
A microwave-induced combustion (MIC) system based on the volatilization process was applied for subsequent halogen determination from noncombustible inorganic matrices. Portland cement samples were selected to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method, allowing the subsequent determination of Cl and
Cynthia A Massaad et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 15766-15766 (2015-10-31)
Selective in vivo delivery of cargo to peripheral nervous system (PNS) has broad clinical and preclinical applications. An important applicability of this approach is systemic delivery of fluorescently conjugated ligands that selectively label PNS, which could allow visualization of peripheral
Tai L Guo et al.
Toxicologic pathology, 43(3), 435-448 (2014-04-10)
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of the phytoestrogen genistein (GEN) on the time of onset and/or the incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in female nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice, when administered GEN by gavage once
N C Rubio et al.
Forensic science international, 243, 30-34 (2014-03-25)
The objectives of present work are twofold. First, we want to verify that hygrine and cuscohygrine are good markers to distinguish between chewing coca leaves and cocaine abuse. Secondly, we try to develop a quick and easy qualitative method to
Annabelle Lim et al.
Microbes and infection, 16(1), 51-60 (2013-10-22)
Despite high vaccination coverage, pertussis remains an important respiratory infectious disease and the least-controlled vaccine-preventable infectious disease in children. Natural infection with Bordetella pertussis is known to induce strong and long-lasting immunity that wanes later than vaccine-mediated immunity. Therefore, a
Vaishnavi Babu et al.
Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis, 39(1), 71-78 (2014-06-06)
Streptokinase (SK) is an extracellular enzyme secreted by various strains of β-hemolytic Streptococci. The main focus of the current study is to evaluate the in vitro thrombolytic activity of purified SK extracted from Streptococcus equinus VIT_VB2 (Accession no. JX406835) isolated
Bo Tian et al.
Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine, 25(9), 2059-2068 (2014-05-27)
In order to improve the biocompatibility of metallic implants, bioactive components are often used as coatings so that a real bond with the surrounding bone tissue can be formed. We prepared ethyl cellulose/carbonated hydroxyapatite composite coatings (ECHCs) on Ti6Al4V substrates
Chao Zhao et al.
Nature communications, 5, 5079-5079 (2014-10-07)
The remarkable stability of peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) towards enzymatic degradation makes this class of molecules ideal to develop as part of a diagnostic device. Here we report the development of chemically engineered PNAs for the quantitative detection of HIV
Miho Nakamura et al.
Biomedical materials (Bristol, England), 10(1), 011001-011001 (2015-01-15)
The surface modification of ceramic biomaterials used for medical devices is expected to improve osteoconductivity through control of the interfaces between the materials and living tissues. Polarisation treatment induced surface charges on hydroxyapatite, β-tricalcium phosphate, carbonate-substituted hydroxyapatite and yttria-stabilized zirconia
Shikha Patel et al.
Lung, 192(5), 803-810 (2014-08-05)
Previous studies from this laboratory indicate that endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor, may play an important role in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced release of neutrophils from the pulmonary microvasculature. To further test this concept, Syrian hamsters were treated with a novel endothelin
Anna Sankiewicz et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 469, 4-11 (2014-10-15)
We have developed a new method for highly selective determination of the ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) concentration using a surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRI) technique and two different biosensors. UCH-L1 was captured from a solution by immobilized specific rabbit
Ahmad Ibrahim Husein et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 52(10), 1249-1255 (2014-05-28)
Despite several pharmacological applications of the medicinal plants in the Traditional Arabic Palestinian Herbal Medicine in Palestine (TAPHM), studies on their antioxidant properties are still scarce. This work evaluates the antioxidant and antitumor activities of the ethanol extracts from different
Yu-Hsiang Wang et al.
International journal of environmental research and public health, 11(9), 9325-9344 (2014-09-12)
The effects of synthetic goethite (α-FeOOH) used as the catalyst in catalytic ozonation for the degradation of disinfection by-product (DBP) precursors are investigated. A biofiltration column applied following the catalytic ozonation process is used to evaluate the efficiency of removing
Ying Guo et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 153, 79-86 (2015-08-22)
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations were developed for the discrimination of spectra of the jujube (Zizyphus jujuba Mill.) fruit samples from four geographical regions. Prediction models were developed for the quantitative prediction of the contents of jujube fruit, i.e., total sugar
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