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Tadeu Chaves de Figueiredo et al.
Talanta, 142, 240-245 (2015-05-25)
A quantitative and confirmatory high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV) method for the determination of bioactive amines in the albumen and yolk of commercial eggs was developed, optimized and validated by analyte extraction with trichloroacetic acid and pre-column derivatization
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
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
Ting Lei et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 11(24), 2946-2954 (2015-02-26)
Low-bandgap diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based polymers are used for the selective dispersion of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (s-SWCNTs). Through rational molecular design to tune the polymer-SWCNT interactions, highly selective dispersions of s-SWCNTs with diameters mainly around 1.5 nm are achieved. The influences
Egan J Lohman et al.
Biotechnology for biofuels, 8, 82-82 (2015-06-24)
Large-scale algal biofuel production has been limited, among other factors, by the availability of inorganic carbon in the culture medium at concentrations higher than achievable with atmospheric CO2. Life cycle analyses have concluded that costs associated with supplying CO2 to
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.
Kazuhiro Takenaka et al.
Chirality, 27(8), 532-537 (2015-06-23)
Novel chiral diisopropyl spiro bis(isoxazoline) ligands, anti-i-Pr-SPRIX and syn-i-Pr-SPRIX, were designed and synthesized. Their catalytic utility, X-ray crystallographic analyses, and complexation studies demonstrated the structural features of tetraisopropyl spiro bis(isoxazoline) ligand, i-Pr-SPRIX, which is a prominent ligand in various enantioselective
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
Agnieszka Kucharska et al.
Environment international, 83, 50-57 (2015-06-18)
A major challenge of non-invasive human biomonitoring using hair is to assess whether it can be used as an indicator of exposure to Flame Retardants, such as Organophosphate Flame Retardants (PFRs), since the contribution of atmospheric deposition (air and/or dust)
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
Maria Stancescu et al.
Biomaterials, 60, 20-30 (2015-05-16)
This article details the construction and testing of a phenotypic assay system that models in vivo cardiac function in a parallel in vitro environment with human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes. The major determinants of human whole-heart function were experimentally modeled by integrating
Tayseer Mahdi et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 21(31), 11134-11142 (2015-06-26)
Frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) based on sterically encumbered anilines and the Lewis acid B(C6 F5 )3 were found to react with terminal alkynes effecting intermolecular hydroamination affording iminium alkynylborate species of the form [RPhNC(R')Me][R'CCB(C6 F5 )3 ]. In these cases
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
O I Olukunle et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 120, 394-399 (2015-06-29)
Information on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the indoor environment in developing countries is still relatively scarce. In this study, house (n=10) and office (n=11) dusts samples collected from Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria were extracted and analysed for most abundant
Valeria H Springer et al.
Electrophoresis, 36(14), 1572-1579 (2015-03-27)
A simple in-line single drop liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction (SD-LLLME) coupled with CE for the determination of two fluoroquinolones was developed. The method is capable to quantify trace amount of analytes in water samples and to improve the sensitivity of CE detection.
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
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