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M T Rahman et al.
Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology, 10(4), 237-242 (2000-11-28)
The in vitro biosynthesis of metallothionein (MT) has been investigated in RBC precursors from human cord blood in order to support the hypothesis for the nucleated precursor origin of MT in human red blood cells (RBC). Human RBC precursors are
Niraj Pant et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(18), 11066-11074 (2014-05-13)
Environmental toxicants viz lead or cadmium and phthalate esters (di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate [DEHP], dibutyl phthalate [DBP], and diethyl phthalate [DEP]) widely found in different environmental strata are linked to deteriorating male reproductive health. The objective was to assess the relationships between
Jian Li et al.
Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine, 10(7), 1465-1475 (2014-02-04)
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are promising drug delivery systems due to their external functionalizable surface and their hollowed cavity that can encapsulate several bioactive molecules. In this study, the chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin or an inert platinum(IV) complex were entrapped inside functionalized-multi-walled-CNTs
Alfonso Rodríguez-Vila et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(19), 11293-11304 (2014-05-13)
The soils at a depleted copper mine in Touro (Galicia, Spain) are chemically degraded. In order to determine the effect of amendments and vegetation on the chemical characteristics of a mine soil and on the plant uptake of metals, a
Miyeoun Song et al.
Cell transplantation, 24(2), 183-190 (2014-01-02)
The long-term effect of magnetically targeted neural stem cells in a rat focal cerebral ischemia model was investigated. In middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) stroke model rats, ferumoxide-labeled human neural stem cells (hNSCs) were injected into the tail vein. MCAO
Juan Chen et al.
Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB, 64, 41-51 (2013-01-29)
To study whether differential responses occur in photosynthesis and antioxidant system for seedlings of Liquidambar formosana, an acid rain (AR)-sensitive tree species and Schima superba, an AR-tolerant tree species treated with three types of pH 3.0 simulated AR (SiAR) including
Samantha J Snow et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 77(19), 1164-1182 (2014-08-15)
Particulate matter (PM)-associated metals can contribute to adverse cardiopulmonary effects following exposure to air pollution. The aim of this study was to investigate how variation in the composition and size of ambient PM collected from two distinct regions in Mexico
Fatemat Hassan et al.
Respiratory research, 15, 69-69 (2014-06-25)
The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) is a chloride channel that primarily resides in airway epithelial cells. Decreased CFTR expression and/or function lead to impaired airway surface liquid (ASL) volume homeostasis, resulting in accumulation of mucus, reduced clearance of
Manuela Carneiro et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 113, 295-301 (2014-12-22)
Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus), by virtue of their position at the top of the food chain and as obligate scavengers, are at risk of accumulating and concentrating heavy metals in their tissues and may be more predisposed to their toxic
Daniel E Morrison et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 20(50), 16602-16612 (2014-10-18)
A structure-activity relationship study of a library of novel bifunctional Gd(III) complexes covalently linked to arylphosphonium cations is reported. Such complexes have been designed for potential application in binary cancer therapies such as neutron capture therapy and photon activation therapy.
M A García-Sevillano et al.
Chemico-biological interactions, 229, 82-90 (2015-02-11)
Antagonistic interactions between mercury (Hg) and selenium (Se), were evaluated in mouse (Mus musculus), as a mammalian model, in a series of controlled exposure experiments. The beneficial effect of Se against Hg toxicity involves a variety of biochemical and toxicological
Abdoulaye Thiam et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 290, 34-42 (2015-03-04)
The decolorization and mineralization of solutions containing 230 mg L(-1) of the food azo dye Allura Red AC at pH 3.0 have been studied upon treatment by electrochemical oxidation with electrogenerated H2O2 (EO-H2O2), electro-Fenton (EF) and photoelectro-Fenton (PEF). Experiments were
Tao Qin et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 92(1), 645-650 (2012-12-12)
Chinese angelica polysaccharide (CAP) was extracted by water decoction and ethanol precipitation, purified through eliminating protein by Sevage method and column chromatography of Sephadex G-200, then selenizingly modified by nitric acid-sodium selenite method according to L(9)(3(4)) orthogonal design of three-factors
Wilma Neumann et al.
ChemMedChem, 10(1), 183-192 (2014-10-17)
Cyclooxygenase (COX) is an enzyme involved in tumorigenesis and is associated with tumor cell resistance against platinum-based antitumor drugs. Cisplatin analogues were conjugated with COX inhibitors (indomethacin, ibuprofen) to study the synergistic effects that were previously observed in combination treatments.
Yuhong Liu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 64-73 (2014-09-04)
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics. Resistance to methicillin is related to production of penicillin binding protein 2a (PBP2a). The currently presented research involves the development of antibody-linked immunoaffinity solid phase microextraction
Sean E Doris et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(44), 15702-15710 (2014-10-11)
Cationic naked nanocrystals (NCs) are useful building units for assembling hierarchical mesostructured materials. Until now, their preparation required strongly electrophilic reagents that irreversibly sever bonds between native organic ligands and the NC surface. Colloidal instabilities can occur during ligand stripping
Thomas Milinkovitch et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 161, 170-175 (2015-02-24)
Although the variegated scallop Mimachlamys varia seems to be a suitable sentinel species for contaminant monitoring, no study has identified biomarkers in this species. In order to fill this gap, this study conducted an in situ biomarker approach. M. varia
Yuka Suzuki et al.
Toxicology and applied pharmacology, 278(1), 16-25 (2014-04-22)
Metal oxide nanoparticles are widely used in industry, cosmetics, and biomedicine. However, the effects of exposure to these nanoparticles on the cardiovascular system remain unknown. The present study investigated the effects of nanosized TiO2 and ZnO particles on the migration
Stijn Smulders et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 141(1), 132-140 (2014-06-14)
The unique physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials have led to their increased use in many industrial applications, including as a paint additive. For example, titanium dioxide (TiO2) engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) have well-established anti-UV, self-cleaning, and air purification effects. Silver
Steven D Smith et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(9), 3205-3217 (2015-03-01)
Methylmercury is a potent neurotoxin that is produced by anaerobic microorganisms from inorganic mercury by a recently discovered pathway. A two-gene cluster, consisting of hgcA and hgcB, encodes two of the proteins essential for this activity. hgcA encodes a corrinoid
Mahdi Hashemi et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 960, 200-208 (2014-05-13)
A simple and sensitive method based on the magnetic solid phase extraction with modified magnetic nanoparticles followed by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection has been developed for extraction and determination of aflatoxins B1 (AFB1) and B2 (AFB2) in
Christy L Gilman et al.
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), 30, 17-24 (2015-03-10)
Seafood is an important source of nutrients for fetal neurodevelopment. Most individuals are exposed to the toxic element mercury through seafood. Due to the neurotoxic effects of mercury, United States government agencies recommend no more than 340g (12oz) per week
Christopher Schmidt et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 196(19), 3461-3471 (2014-07-23)
The zinc importer ZupT is required for the efficient allocation of zinc to zinc-dependent proteins in the metal-resistant bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans but not for zinc import per se. The expression of zupT is upregulated under conditions of zinc starvation. C.
Zahra Hajikarimi et al.
IEEE transactions on nanobioscience, 13(4), 403-408 (2014-07-23)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the uptake and cytotoxic effects of magnetic poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA)-coated iron oxide nanoparticles as a carrier of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and X-ray on the level of proliferation capacity of DU145 prostate carcinoma
Rashmi R Nair et al.
Journal of biological inorganic chemistry : JBIC : a publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 20(2), 311-322 (2014-12-10)
The activity of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) intensifies the problems associated to corrosion of metals and the solution entails significant economic costs. Although molybdate can be used to control the negative effects of these organisms, the mechanisms triggered in the cells
Konstanze Olschewski et al.
Nanoscale, 7(10), 4545-4552 (2015-02-17)
Rapid techniques for virus identification are more relevant today than ever. Conventional virus detection and identification strategies generally rest upon various microbiological methods and genomic approaches, which are not suited for the analysis of single virus particles. In contrast, the
Adriano Ambrosi et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 16(2), 331-334 (2014-11-19)
Graphene-related materials contain chemically bonded oxygen atoms in the form of epoxy, hydroxy, carboxy, and carbonyl groups. It is important to determine the quantity of oxygen atoms and to understand their position on the graphene sheet. However, visualization of these
Badreddine Barhoumi et al.
Marine environmental research, 101, 184-195 (2014-08-12)
In this study, biological responses and contaminant levels in biological tissues were investigated in grass goby fish specimens (Zosterisessor ophiocephalus) collected from five stations in a moderately polluted ecosystem, namely the Bizerte lagoon on the north coast of Tunisia. The
Anne M Taylor et al.
Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP, 166, 34-43 (2014-07-11)
The metalloid selenium is an essential element which at slightly elevated concentrations is toxic and mutagenic. In Australia the burning of coal for power generation releases selenium into estuarine environments where it accumulates in sediments. The relationship between selenium exposure
Naghmehalsadat Mirbagheri et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 15(13), 2844-2850 (2014-07-22)
Electrocatalysis of water oxidation by 1.54 nm IrOx nanoparticles (NPs) immobilized on spectroscopic graphite electrodes was demonstrated to proceed with a higher efficiency than on all other, hitherto reported, electrode supports. IrOx NPs were electrodeposited on the graphite surface, and
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