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Kıvılcım Çaktü et al.
Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology, 42(6), 365-375 (2013-12-07)
Cholesterol-imprinted monosize poly(glycidyl methacrylate-N-methacryloyl-(L)-tyrosine methylester) microspheres were embedded into the poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) cryogels and the resulting composite cryogel was used for the selective removal of cholesterol. Composite cryogels were characterized by swelling tests, multipoint BET apparatus, SEM, FTIR and
Multicolor polymer-dispersed liquid crystal.
Naomi Kumano et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 23(7), 884-888 (2010-12-29)
Bradley W Davis et al.
Biophysical journal, 109(10), 2182-2194 (2015-11-21)
Subcellular compartmentalization of biomolecules and their reactions is common in biology and provides a general strategy for improving and/or controlling kinetics in metabolic pathways that contain multiple sequential enzymes. Enzymes can be colocalized in multiprotein complexes, on scaffolds or inside
Vadde Sudhakar Reddy et al.
IUBMB life, 67(4), 291-299 (2015-04-23)
αB-Crystallin (αBC) is a member of the small heat shock protein family that responds to a variety of stress and prevents the aggregation of partially unfolded proteins. Chronic hyperglycemia created during diabetes results in skeletal muscle atrophy and leads to
Mingquan Liu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1218(2), 286-292 (2010-12-15)
A temperature-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide) [poly(NIPAAm-co-BIS)] monolith was prepared via a free-radical polymerization technique using an aqueous redox initiator in solution at -12°C. The effect of the % T (total monomer concentration/100 mL) and % C (cross-linker concentration/100 mL) on the visual
Yu Liu et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0123862-e0123862 (2015-04-18)
The CONCERT-CL closed-loop infusion system designed by VERYARK Technology Co., Ltd. (Guangxi, China) is an innovation using TCI combined with closed-loop controlled intravenous anesthesia under the guide of BIS. In this study we performed a randomized, controlled, multicenter study to
Guoqiang Liu et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 11(23), 2807-2816 (2015-02-05)
A facile route to fabricate a nanocomposite of Fe3O4@poly[N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM)-co-2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA)]@Au (Fe3O4@PND@Au) is developed for magnetically recyclable and thermally tunable catalysis. The negatively charged Au nanoparticles with an average diameter of 10 nm are homogeneously loaded onto positively charged
Weng Man Chong et al.
eLife, 9 (2020-04-04)
Subdistal appendages (sDAPs) are centriolar elements that are observed proximal to the distal appendages (DAPs) in vertebrates. Despite the obvious presence of sDAPs, structural and functional understanding of them remains elusive. Here, by combining super-resolved localization analysis and CRISPR-Cas9 genetic
G V Vedamurthy et al.
Parasite immunology, 37(11), 568-578 (2015-09-04)
Haemonchus contortus, an economically important blood-sucking parasite of sheep and goats, survives the harsh host gut environment by secreting a number of proteins referred as excretory/secretory (ES) products. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), a glycolytic enzyme, is one of the components of
Takashi Miyata et al.
Journal of molecular recognition : JMR, 25(6), 336-343 (2012-05-30)
Tumor-marker-imprinted hydrogels having lectin and antibody molecules as ligands for a tumor-specific marker glycoprotein were strategically prepared by biomolecular imprinting using minute amounts of low-molecular-weight or high-molecular-weight cross-linkers. The tumor-marker-imprinted hydrogels shrank gradually in response to a target glycoprotein, because
Chong-Chan Kim et al.
ACS nano, 14(9), 11743-11752 (2020-09-01)
A number of implantable biomedical devices have been developed, and wireless power transfer (WPT) systems are emerging as a way to provide power to these devices without requiring a hardwired connection. Most of the WPT has been based on conventional
Jeong-Yun Sun et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 26(45), 7608-7614 (2014-10-31)
Electronic skins (i.e., stretchable sheets of distributed sensors) report signals using electrons, whereas natural skins report signals using ions. Here, ionic conductors are used to create a new type of sensory sheet, called "ionic skin". Ionic skins are highly stretchable
Shaoxuan Yu et al.
Nanotechnology, 26(14), 145703-145703 (2015-03-19)
Selenium nanoparticles (Se NPs) possess well-known excellent biological activities and low toxicity, and have been employed for numerous applications except as inhibitors to protein glycation. Herein, the present study is carried out to investigate the inhibitory effect of Se NPs
Timothy G Short et al.
Anesthesia and analgesia, 121(2), 357-365 (2015-05-21)
An association between relatively deep anesthesia, as guided by the bispectral index (BIS), and increased postoperative mortality has been demonstrated in 6 of 8 published observational studies, but association does not necessarily mean causality. Small clinical trials of anesthetic depth
Baoju Wang et al.
Journal of biophotonics, 13(5), e2419-e2419 (2020-01-31)
Either modulated illumination or temporal fluctuation analysis can assist super-resolution techniques in overcoming the diffraction limit of conventional optical microscopy. As they are not contradictory to each other, an effective combination of spatial and temporal super-resolution mechanisms would further improve
Farzaneh Rafie et al.
Current eye research, 35(12), 1081-1089 (2010-10-22)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the in vivo effects of a new smart polymer loaded with dexamethasone on inflamed rabbit eye. Polymeric micelles were prepared using N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAM), vinyl pyrrolidone (VP), and methacrylate (MAA) as monomers in
Tianji Ma et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(13), 12578-12585 (2019-03-13)
The salinity gradient between brine and fresh water is an abundant source of power which can be harvested by two major membrane methods: pressure-retarded osmosis and reversed electrodialysis. Nowadays, the latter technology is close to real application, but it still
Courtney A Burger et al.
eLife, 9 (2020-05-08)
Structural changes in pre and postsynaptic neurons that accompany synapse formation often temporally and spatially overlap. Thus, it has been difficult to resolve which processes drive patterned connectivity. To overcome this, we use the laminated outer murine retina. We identify
C Zeng et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 23(17), 5702-5708 (2015-07-30)
The T box riboswitch is an intriguing potential target for antibacterial drug discovery. Found primarily in Gram-positive bacteria, the riboswitch regulates gene expression by selectively responding to uncharged tRNA to control transcription readthrough. Polyamines and molecular crowding are known to
Yi-Wei Huang et al.
Journal of cellular physiology, 230(9), 2086-2097 (2015-02-03)
Ca(2+) -mediated formation of cell polarity is essential for directional migration which plays an important role in physiological and pathological processes in organisms. To examine the critical role of store-operated Ca(2+) entry, which is the major form of extracellular Ca(2+)
Maya Abdallah et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(36), 32623-32632 (2019-08-20)
Chronic kidney disease is characterized by a gradual decline in renal function that progresses toward end-stage renal disease. Podocytes are highly specialized glomerular epithelial cells which form with the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) and capillary endothelium the glomerular filtration barrier.
Christopher A Dieni et al.
PeerJ, 2, e558-e558 (2014-09-12)
The wood frog, Rana sylvatica, survives whole-body freezing and thawing each winter. The extensive adaptations required at the biochemical level are facilitated by alterations to signaling pathways, including the insulin/Akt and AMPK pathways. Past studies investigating changing tissue-specific patterns of
Chaenyung Cha et al.
Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition, 26(13), 828-840 (2015-06-13)
Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres have been widely used as drug carriers for minimally invasive, local, and sustained drug delivery. However, their use is often plagued by limited controllability of encapsulation efficiency, initial burst, and release rate of drug molecules, which
Ufuk Kuyrukluyıldız et al.
International journal of clinical and experimental medicine, 8(4), 5691-5698 (2015-07-02)
Backround: Surgical operations are alternative treatments in persons with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy is a method with which somnolence is pharmacologically induced and collapse is evaluated through nasal endoscopy
Michael Saitakis et al.
eLife, 6 (2017-06-09)
T cells are mechanosensitive but the effect of stiffness on their functions is still debated. We characterize herein how human primary CD4+ T cell functions are affected by stiffness within the physiological Young's modulus range of 0.5 kPa to 100
Marta Puig et al.
Molecular cancer research : MCR, 13(1), 161-173 (2014-10-05)
The crucial role of tumor-associated fibroblasts (TAF) in cancer progression is now clear in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, therapies against TAFs are limited due to a lack of understanding in the subtype-specific mechanisms underlying their accumulation. Here, the
Jintian Cheng et al.
Electrophoresis, 34(8), 1189-1196 (2013-02-14)
A polar polymethacrylate-based monolithic column was introduced and evaluated as a hydrophilic interaction CEC stationary phase. The monolithic stationary phase was prepared by in situ copolymerization of a neutral monomer 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and a polar cross-linker N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide in a
Dariusz Suchy et al.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, 387(8), 733-742 (2014-05-02)
Macrophages are crucial for the development of atherosclerotic plaques. Classically activated macrophages contribute to plaque growth and destabilization, while alternatively activated macrophages increase plaque stability. Here, we assessed the influence of ezetimibe on the activation of monocyte-derived macrophages isolated from
Mi-Joung Lee et al.
Lymphatic research and biology, 12(4), 282-288 (2014-11-21)
Taxanes can cause fluid accumulation by increasing extracellular fluid (ECF). Taxane-based regimens are standard of care for early breast cancer, but it is unknown whether they increase the risk of lymphedema. The aim of this study was to describe the
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