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Minoru Hirano et al.
Environmental toxicology, 28(11), 652-659 (2011-09-03)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widespread environmental pollutants produced in the combustion of organic matter. Exposure to PAHs raises the risk of lung cancer and inflammatory and allergic disorders such as asthma. DNA microarray technologies have been applied to research
Andre Neumann et al.
Nano letters, 19(5), 3207-3213 (2019-04-16)
We report the observation of ubiquitous contamination of dielectric substrates and poly(methyl methacrylate) matrices by organic molecules with optical transitions in the visible spectral range. Contamination sites of individual solvent-related fluorophores in thin films of poly(methyl methacrylate) constitute fluorescence hotspots
Takashi Toyao et al.
ChemSusChem, 8(22), 3905-3912 (2015-09-24)
Various N-doped nanoporous carbons containing metal species were prepared by direct thermal conversion of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs; ZIF-7, -8, -9, and -67) at different temperatures (600, 800, and 1000 °C). These materials were utilized as bifunctional acid-base catalysts to promote
Lan-Zhen Meng et al.
Nutrition and cancer, 66(7), 1124-1131 (2014-09-11)
Two Ganoderma species, G. lucidum and G. sinense, are listed as Lingzhi in Chinese Pharmacopoeia and they are considered to have the same therapeutic effects. Polysaccharides were the main immunomodulatory and anticancer components in Ganoderma. In this study, the chemical
Xiu-Ying Chen et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 10, 2765-2774 (2015-04-22)
The use of triptolide (TP) is limited by its poor water solubility and severe toxicity. In this study, we developed an active drug delivery system (TP-loaded nanoparticles) that could help improve the water solubility of TP and decrease its toxicity.
Ali Mehdinia et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 12-19 (2014-09-07)
In order to resolve the low adsorption capacity of the surface molecularly imprinting methods, an approach was developed for the preparation of magnetic imprinted polymers by pre-grafting the amino functional material, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES), on the surface of the silica coated
Piotr Luliński et al.
Talanta, 129, 155-164 (2014-08-17)
A 2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethylamine imprinted polymer (MIP) was successfully applied for the selective separation of tyramine. A computational analysis was used to predict the affinity of the polymer matrix towards tyramine and a preliminary experimental evaluation was made for the target analyte.
Marie C Hogan et al.
BMC nephrology, 16, 190-190 (2015-11-19)
Glomerular diseases are potentially fatal, requiring aggressive interventions and close monitoring. Urine is a readily-accessible body fluid enriched in molecular signatures from the kidney and therefore particularly suited for routine clinical analysis as well as development of non-invasive biomarkers for
Yacine Kerchich et al.
Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 62(12), 1370-1379 (2013-02-01)
The study presents the levels of air pollution by aromatic organic compounds BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, o-, m-, and p-xylenes) in the city of Algiers. The sampling was carried out using Radiello passive sampler. Three sampling campaigns were carried out
Emma Oakton et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 43(40), 15138-15142 (2014-09-03)
Herein, we report the preparation of small and narrowly distributed (2.1 ± 0.5 nm) Ag nanoparticles supported on passivated silica, where the surface OH groups are replaced by OSiMe3 functionalities. This synthetic method involves the grafting of silver(I) bis(trimethylsilyl)amide ([AgN(SiMe3)2]4)
Maria M Szwarc et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e98664-e98664 (2014-06-07)
As pleiotropic coregulators, members of the p160/steroid receptor coactivator (SRC) family control a broad spectrum of transcriptional responses that underpin a diverse array of physiological and pathophysiological processes. Because of their potent coregulator properties, strict controls on SRC expression levels
D Draganescu et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 72, 614-623 (2014-09-23)
Flaxseed lignans are a natural source of useful biologically active components that show a diverse spectrum of health-promoting properties. The valuable effects of the phenolic molecules are mainly due to their antioxidant activity by preventing oxidative stress and stimulate collagen
W Neumann et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(4), 1748-1753 (2014-12-04)
Carbaboranes are increasingly used as pharmacophores to replace phenyl substituents in established drug molecules. In contrast to traditional organic chemistry, elaborate procedures to introduce functionality frequently fail in the case of carbaboranes and their chemistry is often hampered by degradation
P Láng et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 102, 229-235 (2014-10-12)
The effects of solvents, temperature and humidity on the stability of a former drug candidate obtained from Sanofi (Hungary) were examined by a slurry equilibration method, variable temperature and humidity X-ray powder diffractometry (VT/VH-XRPD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The
Roza Dianita et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(3), 4746-4763 (2015-03-19)
The study was designed to evaluate the cardioprotective effects of the standardized aqueous and 80% ethanol extracts of Labisia pumila var. alata (LPva) in isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial infarction (MI) in rats. The extracts were administered to Wistar rats orally for
Chao-Yan Zhang et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1383, 18-24 (2015-01-27)
Three Ag(I)-organic frameworks, [Ag5(pydc)2(CN)]n, {[Ag4(pydc)2]CH3CN}n, and [Ag(4,4'-bpy)NO3]n, were synthesized and embedded into silica gels to form metal-organic-framework (MOF)-embedded gels for the microextraction of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in soils. Despite the great differences in the structures of the organic ligands
Yongfu Li et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1359, 182-188 (2014-08-06)
Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) of hydrophobe-modified hydroxyethyl cellulose (HmHEC) is challenging because polymer chains are not isolated in solution due to association of hydrophobic groups and hydrophobic interaction with column packing materials. An approach to neutralize these hydrophobic interactions was developed
Tuomas Mehtiö et al.
Carbohydrate research, 402, 102-110 (2014-12-17)
A series of copolyanhydrides, consisting of 2,3,4,5-tetra-O-acetylgalactaric acid (AGA) and adipic acid (AA) as monomer units, was polymerized. Synthesis of AGA monomer consisted of two steps. First, O-acetylation of galactaric acid secondary hydroxyl groups was performed using acetic anhydride as
Lu Zhang et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 122, 260-269 (2014-07-25)
In order to enhance the antitumor effects of doxorubicin (DOX), a novel micellar vector with high DOX loading and tumor targeting function based on folate-conjugated amphiphilic copolymer folate-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(d,l-lactide)-β-cyclodextrin (FA-PEL-CD) was constructed. Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake experiments were performed in
Maria Avramov et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 130-131, 1-8 (2013-01-24)
A protocol was developed for testing the ecotoxicological effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on groundwater invertebrates. Test substance volatility was addressed in a "closed from start to analysis"-design. Since manifestation of toxic effects may be delayed in 'slower metabolizing'
Thomas M Schmidt et al.
Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 6, 1-10 (2015-02-12)
The plasmonic coupling between gold caps and holes in thin films was investigated experimentally and through finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) calculations. Sparse colloidal lithography combined with a novel thermal treatment was used to control the vertical spacing between caps and hole
T Akdas et al.
Nanoscale, 7(43), 18105-18118 (2015-10-16)
In this work we investigated fundamental properties of CuInS2 quantum dots in dependence of the particle size distribution (PSD). Size-selective precipitation (SSP) with acetone as poor solvent was performed as an adequate post-processing step. Our results provide deep insight into
Bishnu Tiwari et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(47), 26108-26116 (2015-11-10)
We demonstrate a universal approach to extract one- and two-dimensional nanomaterials from contaminated water, which is based on a microscopic oil-water interface trapping mechanism. Results indicate that carbon nanotubes, graphene, boron nitride nanotubes, boron nitride nanosheets, and zinc oxide nanowires
Arfat Idrees et al.
Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 71(2), 287-295 (2014-10-03)
This study was aimed to determine effects of penetration enhancers and plasticizers on drug release from rationally designed formulations of flurbiprofen based transdermal drug delivery system. Matrix type transdermal patches were formulated with ethyl cellulose (EC) as a polymer by
Andrea M Binnebose et al.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 9(10), e0004173-e0004173 (2015-10-27)
Filarial diseases represent a significant social and economic burden to over 120 million people worldwide and are caused by endoparasites that require the presence of symbiotic bacteria of the genus Wolbachia for fertility and viability of the host parasite. Targeting
Kari L Organtini et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1369, 138-146 (2014-12-03)
A comprehensive approach was taken to characterize the polyhalogenated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran contents of fire debris. Household and electronics fire simulations were performed to create samples representative of those firefighters most typically come in contact with. Sample analysis was performed
Shohei Eda et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(10), 19449-19462 (2015-10-30)
Successive [2+4] cycloadditions of arynes and isobenzofurans by site-selective halogen-lithium exchange of 1,2-dihaloarenes were developed, allowing the rapid construction of polycyclic compounds which serve as a useful synthetic intermediates for the preparation of various polyacene derivatives.
Cyril Page et al.
Journal of medical virology, 87(6), 1054-1059 (2015-03-11)
It is generally accepted that thyroid follicle cells are at least semi-permissive for erythrovirus B19 (EVB19). Thus, various laboratory techniques have been successfully used to detect EVB19 in the thyroid gland, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), immunohistochemistry, and in situ
Scott E Bowen et al.
The AAPS journal, 8(2), E419-E424 (2006-07-01)
Organic solvents have become ubiquitous in our environment and are essential for industry. Many women of reproductive age are increasingly exposed to solvents such as toluene in occupational settings (ie, long-term, low-concentration exposures) or through inhalant abuse (eg, episodic, binge
Yajie Qian et al.
Chemosphere, 91(5), 717-723 (2013-03-08)
Due to the large diameter and small surface, the contaminant degradation by conventional calcium peroxide (CaO2) is slow with high dosage required. The aggregation of conventional CaO2 also makes it difficult to operate. Nanoscale CaO2 was therefore synthesized and applied
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