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Jing Ji et al.
Nanoscale research letters, 10(1), 453-453 (2015-11-27)
Carboplatin (CRB) possesses superior anticancer effect in cervical cancer cells with lower incidence of side effects compared to that of cisplatin. However, CRB suffers from severe side effects due to undesirable tissue distributions which contribute to the low therapeutic efficacy.
Ramon Weishaupt et al.
Biomacromolecules, 16(11), 3640-3650 (2015-09-29)
Controlled and efficient immobilization of specific biomolecules is a key technology to introduce new, favorable functions to materials suitable for biomedical applications. Here, we describe an innovative and efficient, two-step methodology for the stable immobilization of various biomolecules, including small
Lung-Shuo Wang et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 10, 2685-2696 (2015-04-17)
Silver nanoparticles have been used in various fields, and several synthesis processes have been developed. The stability and dispersion of the synthesized nanoparticles is vital. The present article describes a novel approach for one-step synthesis of silver nanoparticles-embedded chitosan particles.
Zhiqiang Chen et al.
Electromagnetic biology and medicine, 34(4), 309-316 (2014-05-27)
Magnetic nano-Fe3O4 particles (MNPs), static magnetic field (SMF) and extremely low-frequency altering electric magnetic field (ELFF) were utilized to treat nude mice loading hepatoma Bel-7402 cell lines to investigate the therapeutic values of MNPs combined with ELFF in vivo. Magnetic
M K Quinn et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 17(46), 31177-31187 (2015-11-07)
A complete understanding of the role of molecular anisotropy in directing the self assembly of colloids and proteins remains a challenge for soft matter science and biophysics. For proteins in particular, the complexity of the surface at a molecular level
Hanyang Cheng et al.
Chemosphere, 141, 282-289 (2015-08-21)
Tramadol (TRA) is one of the most detected analgesics in environmental matrices, and it is of high significance to study the reactivity of TRA during chlorination considering its potential toxicity to the environment. The chlorine/TRA reaction is first order with
Yao Ting Yu et al.
Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology, 43(2), 117-123 (2014-05-13)
Spacer can effectively reduce the steric hindrance and synergistic effect of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic ligands immobilized in adsorbents can improve the specific adsorption for low-density lipoprotein (LDL). In this paper, in order to improve the adsorption capacity for the
Adnan Cavka et al.
Biotechnology for biofuels, 8, 196-196 (2015-12-01)
Pretreatment of lignocellulose for biochemical conversion commonly results in formation of by-products that inhibit microorganisms and cellulolytic enzymes. To make bioconversion processes more efficient, inhibition problems can be alleviated through conditioning. Ozone is currently commercially employed in pulp and paper
Anne Warner et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 105, 46-54 (2014-12-22)
Stability-indicating reversed phase HPLC methods have been developed and validated for the determination of 13 potential process and degradation impurities in pemetrexed disodium drug substance (DS) and pemetrexed for injection drug product (DP). This paper describes the development of HPLC-UV
Shanlu Liang et al.
Nanotoxicology, 9(1), 92-105 (2014-03-14)
In the past few years, much work has been performed to explore the biomedical applications and toxicity of nano-graphene and its derivatives. However, the reproductive toxicity of those carbon nanomaterials has been rarely studied. In this study, we report on
Rahul D Sheth et al.
Biotechnology and bioengineering, 111(8), 1595-1603 (2014-03-07)
In this work, a proof of concept elastin-like polypeptide-Z domain fusion (ELP-Z) based affinity precipitation process is developed for monoclonal antibody (mAb) purification from industrial harvest feeds. Greater than 99% mAb recoveries are obtained during the initial binding step of
A Kaufmann et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 862, 41-52 (2015-02-16)
An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography based method, coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-HRMS), was developed to permit the detection and quantification of various nitrofuran and chloramphenicol residues in a number of animal based food products. This method is based
Vincent C-C Wang et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 119(43), 13690-13697 (2015-07-16)
Protein film electrochemistry has been used to investigate reactions of highly active nickel-containing carbon monoxide dehydrogenases (CODHs). When attached to a pyrolytic graphite electrode, these enzymes behave as reversible electrocatalysts, displaying CO2 reduction or CO oxidation at minimal overpotential. The
Kazumi Matsubara et al.
Chromosoma, 124(4), 529-539 (2015-07-25)
Highly repetitive DNA sequences of the centromeric heterochromatin provide valuable molecular cytogenetic markers for the investigation of genomic compartmentalization in the macrochromosomes and microchromosomes of sauropsids. Here, the relationship between centromeric heterochromatin and karyotype evolution was examined using cloned repetitive
Evelien A W Smits et al.
Journal of liposome research, 25(1), 46-57 (2014-07-02)
Besides the development of sample preparation methods for the determination of separate liposomal-encapsulated prednisolone phosphate and non-encapsulated prednisolone concentrations in murine plasma and blood, this article also presents the first description of an accurate sample preparation method for the determination
John S Morrison et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(10), 3022-3032 (2014-07-30)
A unique opportunity exists at the drug discovery stage to overcome inherently poor solubility by selecting drug candidates with superior supersaturation propensity. Existing supersaturation assays compare either precipitation-resistant or precipitation-inhibiting excipients, or higher-energy polymorphic forms, but not multiple compounds or
Michael L McCaskill et al.
Steroids, 92, 96-100 (2014-10-04)
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen that has been shown to cause cancer in animals and humans, altering cell viability as well as inducing
Jianhui Zhu et al.
Journal of proteome research, 13(6), 2986-2997 (2014-05-09)
We have developed herein a quantitative mass spectrometry-based approach to analyze the etiology-related alterations in fucosylation degree of serum haptoglobin in patients with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The three most common etiologies, including infection with hepatitis B virus
Chisato Wakabayashi et al.
Psychopharmacology, 232(24), 4393-4400 (2015-09-12)
High-fat diet (HFD) has been recently reported to induce sensorimotor gating deficits, but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. The purpose of this study is to determine whether HFD induces long-lasting deficits in sensorimotor gating and to examine the
Yonghui Dong et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 26(3), 386-389 (2015-01-18)
A significant production of gas-phase dicarboxylate dianions has been observed in standard ESI and DESI during the analysis of small organic dicarboxylic acids under moderate or highly alkaline conditions. In ESI, this can be attributed to an excess of hydroxyl
Coilín Boland et al.
Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 71(24), 4895-4910 (2014-07-12)
Membrane proteins are key elements in cell physiology and drug targeting, but getting a high-resolution structure by crystallographic means is still enormously challenging. Novel strategies are in big demand to facilitate the structure determination process that will ultimately hasten the
Jianping Chen et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e101277-e101277 (2014-06-28)
This study was to investigate the synergistic effect of NB/Cur on growth and apoptosis in A375 human melanoma cell line by MTT assay, flow cytometry and Western blotting. Our results demonstrated that NB effectively synergized with Cur to enhance its
G A Soteriou et al.
Food chemistry, 165, 282-289 (2014-07-21)
Flesh reflectance colorimetry, mechanical texture analysis, pH, titratable acidity (TA), and soluble solid (SS), soluble carbohydrate, lycopene and citrulline content of watermelon fruit were assessed throughout ripening (30-50 days post-anthesis; dpa) in grafted and self-rooted plants. Grafting increased firmness, TA
Maedeh Zamani et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 473(1-2), 134-143 (2014-07-08)
Biodegradable polymeric particles have been extensively investigated for controlled drug delivery of various therapeutic agents. 'Coaxial' electrospraying was successfully employed in this study, to fabricate core-shell PLGA particles containing bovine serum albumin (BSA) as the model protein, and the results
Kar Wai Chooi et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(8), 2296-2306 (2014-06-12)
N-palmitoyl-N-monomethyl-N,N-dimethyl-N,N,N-trimethyl-6-O-glycolchitosan (GCPQ) is a self-assembling polymer, which enables the oral bioavailability of peptide and hydrophobic drugs. In preparation for clinical testing, here we examine GCPQ's synthesis reproducibility, pKa, thermal, and rheological properties. GCPQ was synthesised by acid degradation of glycol
Arnaud Béduneau et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 87(2), 290-298 (2014-04-08)
Standard monoculture models utilizing Caco-2 monolayers were extensively used to mimic the permeability of the human intestinal barrier. However, they exhibit numerous limitations such as the lack of mucus layer, an overestimation of the P-gp-mediated efflux and a low paracellular
María J Trujillo-Rodríguez et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(29), 8753-8764 (2015-09-26)
The use of mixed hemimicelles of ionic liquid (IL)-based surfactants in a magnetic-based micro-dispersive solid-phase extraction (m-μdSPE) approach is described. Not only is the symmetric monocationic IL-based surfactant 1,3-didodecylimidazolium bromide (C12C12Im-Br) studied for first time in m-μdSPE, but double-salt (DS)
Karina Lopes Dornelas et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 858, 82-90 (2015-01-20)
This paper presents a simple and low-cost method for patterning poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) barriers in porous support such as paper for the construction of flexible microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs). The fabrication method consisted of contact-printing a solution of PDMS and
Kieu T N Nguyen et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 97(4), 1092-1096 (2014-08-26)
A new, simple, and sensitive method was developed for extraction of ochratoxin A (OTA) in beer combined with HPLC-fluorescence detector. Samples were extracted by stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) followed by liquid desorption using commercially available Twister EG-Silicone. The main
Yoony Y J Gent et al.
Arthritis research & therapy, 16(2), R70-R70 (2014-03-15)
Early diagnosis of and subsequent monitoring of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could benefit from detection of (sub)clinical synovitis. Imaging of (sub)clinical arthritis by targeting the translocator protein (TSPO) on activated macrophages is feasible using (R)-[¹¹C] PK11195-based positron emission tomography
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