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Prabhani U Atukorale et al.
Nanoscale, 7(26), 11420-11432 (2015-06-17)
Erythrocytes are attractive as potential cell-based drug carriers because of their abundance and long lifespan in vivo. Existing methods for loading drug cargos into erythrocytes include hypotonic treatments, electroporation, and covalent attachment onto the membrane, all of which require ex
C Gröer et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 100, 393-401 (2014-09-15)
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGT) are major determinants in the pharmacokinetics of most drugs on the market. To investigate their impact on intestinal and hepatic drug metabolism, we developed and validated quantification methods for nine CYP (CYP1A2, CYP2B6
Simona Capone et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(10), 23127-23142 (2015-09-26)
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP), conjugated to antibodies and lectins, is widely used in medical diagnostics. Since recombinant production of the enzyme is difficult, HRP isolated from plant is used for these applications. Production in the yeast Pichia pastoris (P. pastoris), the
Ruben Magni et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 346-346 (2015-11-06)
Prompt antibiotic treatment of early stage Lyme borreliosis (LB) prevents progression to severe multisystem disease. There is a clinical need to improve the diagnostic specificity of early stage Lyme assays in the period prior to the mounting of a robust
Masaki Hiramoto et al.
International journal of molecular medicine, 36(1), 222-230 (2015-05-09)
Although recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been extremely successful, it remains a big challenge to functionally annotate disease‑associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as the majority of these SNPs are located in non‑coding regions of the genome. In this study
Nida Zaidi et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 118(46), 13025-13036 (2014-10-23)
Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-glycoprotein interaction serves as a model for a biological membrane. To get mechanistic insight into the interaction of SDS and glycoprotein, the effect of SDS on bovine serum fetuin (BSF) was studied in subcritical micellar concentrations at
Amanda J Brinkworth et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0123219-e0123219 (2015-04-22)
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains have emerged as a cause of life-threatening infections in susceptible individuals (e.g., transplant recipients and critically ill patients). Strains classified as multilocus sequence type (ST) 258 are among the most prominent causes of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae
Sergio Alonso-Orgaz et al.
Journal of proteomics, 109, 368-381 (2014-07-30)
Acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI) initiates with intraluminal thrombosis and results in total occlusion of the coronary artery. To date, characterization of the coronary thrombus proteome in STEMI patients has not been yet accomplished. Therefore, we aimed to
Julia Kennedy-Darling et al.
Journal of proteome research, 13(8), 3810-3825 (2014-07-08)
DNA-protein interactions play critical roles in the control of genome expression and other fundamental processes. An essential element in understanding how these systems function is to identify their molecular components. We present here a novel strategy, Hybridization Capture of Chromatin
Philip R Tedbury et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 427(6 Pt B), 1413-1427 (2015-02-11)
The matrix (MA) domain of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1 Gag is responsible for Gag targeting to the plasma membrane where virions assemble. MA also plays a role in the incorporation of the viral envelope (Env) glycoproteins and can
Qingqing Xu et al.
Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 448, 118-123 (2015-06-23)
sTfR, a soluble form of transferrin receptor in serum, has been suggested as an indicator of bone marrow failure in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. However, intensive chemotherapy could also cause a reduction of sTfR to a level below the
Vincent Delorme et al.
Biochimie, 107 Pt A, 124-134 (2014-07-30)
A synthetic phosphonate inhibitor designed for lipase inhibition but displaying a broader range of activity was covalently immobilized on a solid support to generate a function-directed tool targeting serine hydrolases. To achieve this goal, straightforward and reliable analytical techniques were
Javier de la Mora et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 197(17), 2859-2866 (2015-07-01)
Rhodobacter sphaeroides is a free-living alphaproteobacterium that contains two clusters of functional flagellar genes in its genome: one acquired by horizontal gene transfer (fla1) and one that is endogenous (fla2). We have shown that the Fla2 system is normally quiescent
Aubérie Parent et al.
Nature communications, 6, 5686-5686 (2015-01-20)
Friedreich's ataxia is a severe neurodegenerative disease caused by the decreased expression of frataxin, a mitochondrial protein that stimulates iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster biogenesis. In mammals, the primary steps of Fe-S cluster assembly are performed by the NFS1-ISD11-ISCU complex via the
Grace Kwan et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(3), 861-873 (2014-11-25)
Salmonella enterica is a member of the plant microbiome. Growth of S. enterica in sprouting-seed exudates is rapid; however, the active metabolic networks essential in this environment are unknown. To examine the metabolic requirements of S. enterica during growth in
Kay Stubenrauch et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 114, 296-304 (2015-06-22)
Targeted immunocytokines (TICs) display potent activity in selective tumor suppression. This class of multi domain biotherapeutics (MDBs) is composed of the three major domains Fab, Fc, and a cytokine which may induce a complex polyclonal anti-drug antibody (ADA) response. However
Yoshihiro Ojima et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(17), 5900-5906 (2015-06-21)
Microbial flocculation is a phenomenon of aggregation of dispersed bacterial cells in the form of flocs or flakes. In this study, the mechanism of spontaneous flocculation of Escherichia coli cells by overexpression of the bcsB gene was investigated. The flocculation
Maofeng Jing et al.
Plant cell reports, 34(7), 1263-1280 (2015-04-24)
Few proteomic studies have focused on the plant- Phytophthora interactions, our study provides important information regarding the use of proteomic methods for investigation of the basic mechanisms of plant-Phytophthora interactions. Phytophthora sojae is a fast-spreading and devastating pathogen that is
Laura L Kubik et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 145(1), 48-58 (2015-02-27)
Regions of the brain with high energy requirements are especially sensitive to perturbations in mitochondrial function. Hence, neurotoxicant exposures that target mitochondria in regions of high energy demand have the potential to accelerate mitochondrial damage inherently occurring during the aging
Yvonne S Ziegler et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e102341-e102341 (2014-07-17)
The use of broad spectrum chemotherapeutic agents to treat breast cancer results in substantial and debilitating side effects, necessitating the development of targeted therapies to limit tumor proliferation and prevent metastasis. In recent years, the list of approved targeted therapies
Marion Girod et al.
The Analyst, 139(21), 5523-5530 (2014-09-10)
Improvement of the fragmentation specificity may streamline data processing of bottom-up proteomic experiments by drastically reducing either the amount of MS/MS data to process in the discovery phase or the detection of interfering signals in targeted quantification. Photodissociation at appropriate
Yiming Li et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(14), 6850-6857 (2014-06-18)
We describe the characterization of degradation products responsible for color change in near UV-visible light-irradiated and heat-stressed monoclonal antibody (mAb) drug product in liquid formulation. The treated samples were characterized using reversed-phase HPLC and size-exclusion HPLC with absorption spectroscopy. Both
Sarbani Mohan et al.
Molecular immunology, 62(1), 249-264 (2014-07-22)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive bacterium, causing acute sinusitis, otitis media, and severe diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemia, meningitis and sepsis. Here we identify elongation factor Tu (Tuf) as a new Factor H binding protein of S. pneumoniae. The surface
Astrid Rohrbeck et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e101071-e101071 (2014-06-27)
Clostridium botulinum C3 exoenzyme (C3) selectively inactivates RhoA/B/C GTPases by ADP-ribosylation. Based on this substrate specificity C3 is a well-established tool in cell biology. C3 is taken up by eukaryotic cells although lacking an uptake and translocation domain. Based on
Shivakumar Keerthikumar et al.
Oncotarget, 6(17), 15375-15396 (2015-05-07)
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) include the exosomes (30-100 nm) that are produced through the endocytic pathway via the multivesicular bodies and the ectosomes (100-1000 nm) that are released through the budding of the plasma membrane. Despite the differences in the mode
Masahiro Omori et al.
Stem cell research & therapy, 6, 124-124 (2015-06-20)
Surface modification of titanium (Ti) implants promotes bone formation and shortens the osseointegration period. The aim of this study was to promote bone regeneration and stability around implants using atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) pretreatment. This was followed by immobilization of
Melissa Rosso et al.
Oncotarget, 6(33), 34573-34591 (2015-09-30)
A single nucleotide polymorphism (T to G) in the mdm2 P2 promoter, mdm2 SNP309, leads to MDM2 overexpression promoting chemotherapy resistant cancers. Two mdm2 G/G SNP309 cancer cell lines, MANCA and A875, have compromised wild-type p53 that co-localizes with MDM2
Domenica Scumaci et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0129762-e0129762 (2015-06-11)
Breast cancer (BC) is a leading cause of death among women. Among the major risk factors, an important role is played by familial history of BC. Germ-line mutations in BRCA1/2 genes account for most of the hereditary breast and/or ovarian
Lukáš Krásný et al.
Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS, 50(6), 802-811 (2015-07-15)
We report an MS-based workflow for identification of phosphorylated peptides from trypsinized protein mixtures and cell lysates that is suitable for high-throughput sample analysis. The workflow is based on an in situ enrichment on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) plates that
Amy S Rasson et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 427(4), 824-839 (2014-09-23)
The most recently identified class of actin nucleators, WASp homology domain 2 (WH2) nucleators, use tandem repeats of monomeric actin-binding WH2 domains to facilitate actin nucleation. WH2 domains are involved in a wide variety of actin regulatory activities. Structurally, they
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