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Hui Peng et al.
Environmental science & technology, 49(5), 2999-3006 (2015-01-27)
Ultra-High Resolution LC/mass spectrometry (LC-UHRMS; Thermo Fisher Q-Exactive) was used to identify two novel isomers of hydroxylated bis(2-ethylhexyl)-tetrabromophthalate (OH-TBPH) which were unexpectedly observed in a commercial standard of TBPH. By combining ultra-high resolution (UHR) mass spectra (MS(1)), mass errors to
Yahao Ren et al.
Environmental health : a global access science source, 13, 83-83 (2014-10-20)
The organic chemicals present in Asian sand dust (ASD) might contribute to the aggravation of lung eosinophila. Therefore, the aggravating effects of the Tar fraction from ASD on ovalbumin (OVA)-induced lung eosinophilia were investigated. The Tar fraction was extracted from
Daniel T Bowers et al.
ACS nano, 8(12), 12080-12091 (2014-11-27)
Oxygenation in tissue scaffolds continues to be a limiting factor in regenerative medicine despite efforts to induce neovascularization or to use oxygen-generating materials. Unfortunately, many established methods to measure oxygen concentration, such as using electrodes, require mechanical disturbance of the
Kai Yu et al.
Environmental technology, 36(5-8), 1008-1015 (2014-10-18)
The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in crumb tyre rubber were firstly degraded under UV irradiation in the presence of rutile TiO2 and hydrogen peroxide. The effects of light intensity, catalyst amount, oxidant amount, initial pH value, co-solvent content, and reaction
James Liu et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(3), 1187-1196 (2015-01-13)
The objective of this study is to develop and compare several Sorafenib-loaded biocompatible nanoparticle models in order to optimize drug delivery and tumor cellular kill thereby improving the quality of Sorafenib-regimented chemotherapy. Sorafenib-loaded poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA), 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) liposomes
Daniel Zewge et al.
Bioconjugate chemistry, 25(12), 2222-2232 (2014-11-15)
Chemical modification of siRNA is achieved in a high-throughput manner (96-well plate format) by copper catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloadditions. This transformation can be performed in one synthetic operation at up to four positions with complete specificity, good yield, and acceptable purity.
Maria João Rocha et al.
Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 67(3), 389-401 (2014-07-13)
The Lima River is a Spanish–Portuguese water body. Notwithstanding the fact that the river incorporates protected natural areas, levels of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) within its waters have never been measured; such EDCs include the following: natural and pharmaceutical oestrogens (17β-estradiol
Benjamin Müller et al.
Journal of biomaterials applications, 29(9), 1284-1295 (2014-11-15)
In order to prevent soft tissue down-growth into osseous defect areas, membranes are used when placing bone graft materials. These membranes still show shortcomings in their performance and applications. In the current study, we choose an approach to integrate micro-porous
Abubakar Babando Aliyu et al.
Phytochemistry, 111, 163-168 (2014-12-01)
Four eudesmanolide sesquiterpene lactones (1-4) were isolated from the aerial parts of Vernonia blumeoides used in Nigerian ethnomedicine for the treatment of diarrhea and malaria. Compound 1 demonstrated limited but interesting antibacterial activity against Bacillus, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species. The
S Rudnick-Glick et al.
Journal of nanobiotechnology, 13, 80-80 (2015-11-19)
Bisphosphonate (BP) compounds are widely used in the treatment of bone disorders. This group of drugs with a high affinity to Ca(+2) ions is rapidly attracted to bone mineral, especially in areas of high resorption. We have engineered unique biodegradable
Marco Parolini et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 285, 1-10 (2014-12-03)
Synthetic musk compounds (SMCs) are extensively used as fragrances in several personal care products and have been recognized as emerging aquatic pollutants. Among SMCs, galaxolide (HHCB) and tonalide (AHTN) are extensively used and have been measured in aquatic ecosystems worldwide.
Wojciech Prus et al.
The Science of the total environment, 518-519, 266-279 (2015-03-17)
The organic contamination of Antarctic soils and terrestrial sediments from nearby of five polar scientific stations on King George Island (Antarctica) was investigated. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was applied to find composition of dichloromethane extracts of soil and terrestrial sediments.
Matthew K Gelber et al.
Lab on a chip, 15(7), 1736-1741 (2015-02-12)
Here we demonstrate a method for creating multilayer or 3D microfluidics by casting a curable resin around a water-soluble, freestanding sacrificial mold. We use a purpose-built 3D printer to pattern self-supporting filaments of the sugar alcohol isomalt, which we then
Masoud Samet et al.
Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 13(7), 2170-2176 (2014-12-24)
Different strategies are employed in designing strong and selective anion receptors but stereoelectronic effects have been largely ignored. In this work, the stereo configuration of a non-interacting ether is found to have a large impact of more than two orders
Seongjin Hong et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 199, 110-118 (2015-02-04)
The major AhR-active PAHs were identified in crude oil and oil-contaminated sediments by use of effect-directed analysis. As part of the study, an enhanced potency balance analysis was conducted by establishing the novel relative potency values of (alkyl)-PAHs from the
Vaibhav Khare et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 470(1-2), 51-62 (2014-05-09)
Gemcitabine, a nucleoside analogue, is used in the treatment of various solid tumors, however, its efficacy is limited by rapid metabolism by cytidine deaminase and fast kidney excretion. In this study, a polymeric conjugate of gemcitabine was prepared by covalent
Eveline Dischkaln Stolz et al.
The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 66(12), 1774-1785 (2014-08-15)
Investigate the involvement of monoaminergic and glutamatergic systems on the antinociceptive and ataxic effects of uliginosin B, which we have already demonstrated to be a promising molecular scaffold to develop new analgesic drugs. Uliginosin B was obtained from hexane extract
Che-Fan Huang et al.
Journal of peptide science : an official publication of the European Peptide Society, 21(2), 114-119 (2015-01-06)
Protein oxidation by reactive oxygen species has been associated with aging and neurodegenerative disorders, and histidine is one of the major oxidation targets due to its metal-chelating property and susceptibility to metal-catalyzed oxidation. 2-Oxohistidine, the major product of histidine oxidation
Panagiota Nikolaou et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 102, 25-32 (2014-09-23)
A sensitive and accurate gas chromatography-mass spectrometric method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of levetiracetam and lamotrigine in whole blood. A solid-phase extraction (SPE) procedure using HF Bond Elut C18 columns followed by derivatization using N-methyl-N-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-trifluoroacetamide (MTBSTFA)
Romina Vitale et al.
ChemMedChem, 9(2), 323-336 (2014-01-10)
N-Acylethanolamine acid amidase (NAAA) is a cysteine amidase that preferentially hydrolyzes saturated or monounsaturated fatty acid ethanolamides (FAEs), such as palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and oleoylethanolamide (OEA), which are endogenous agonists of nuclear peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPAR-α). Compounds that feature an α-amino-β-lactone
Nathalie Bock et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 87(2), 366-377 (2014-03-25)
The fabrication of tailored microparticles for delivery of therapeutics is a challenge relying upon a complex interplay between processing parameters and materials properties. The emerging use of electrospraying allows better tailoring of particle morphologies and sizes than current techniques, critical
Christ De Rooij et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 97(1-3), 3-22 (2004-09-21)
This risk assessment on dichloromethane was carried out specifically for the marine environment, following methodology given in the EU risk assessment Regulation (1488/94) and Guidance Document of the EU New and Existing Substances Regulation (TGD, 1997). The study consists of
Shohei Takai et al.
Journal of applied toxicology : JAT, 36(1), 35-47 (2015-04-23)
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is the most frequent cause of post-marketing warnings and withdrawals. Amiodarone (AMD), an antiarrhythmic, presents a risk of liver injury in humans, and its metabolites, formed by cytochrome P450 3A4, are likely more toxic to hepatocytes
Abd Almonem Doolaanea et al.
Journal of microencapsulation, 31(6), 600-608 (2014-04-05)
The aim of this study is to investigate the cell uptake of Nigella sativa oil (NSO)-PLGA microparticle by neuron-like PC-12 cells in comparison to surfactants; hydrophilic (Tween 80 & Triton X100) and hydrophobic (Span 80). Solvent evaporation was used to
Yu Zhang et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(16), 9468-9476 (2013-08-15)
Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEOs) with low ethoxylation degree (NPav₂EO; containing two ethoxy units on average) and estrogenic properties are the intermediate products of nonionic surfactant NPEOs. To better understand the environmental fate of low-ethoxylated NPEOs, phylogenetically diverse low-ethoxylated NPEO-degrading bacteria were
David G Belair et al.
Biomacromolecules, 15(6), 2038-2048 (2014-04-30)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) activity is highly regulated via sequestering within the ECM and cell-demanded proteolysis to release the sequestered VEGF. Numerous studies have demonstrated that VEGF activity mediates cellular events leading to angiogenesis and capillary formation in vivo.
Monika Gibis et al.
Journal of food science, 80(11), C2430-C2439 (2015-10-08)
The impact of precursors such as creatine, creatinine, and glucose on the formation of mutagenic/carcinogenic heterocyclic amines (HAs) were studied in patties of 9 different animal species equally heat treated with a double-plate contact grill. All grilled patties of the
Ludivine Renaud et al.
Circulation. Heart failure, 8(6), 1094-1104 (2015-09-16)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs) serve a significant role in the pathogenesis of a variety of cardiovascular diseases. The transcriptional regulation of miRNAs is poorly understood in cardiac hypertrophy. We investigated whether the expression of miR-133a is epigenetically regulated
Anna W Sromek et al.
Journal of labelled compounds & radiopharmaceuticals, 57(14), 725-729 (2014-11-18)
Aporphines are attractive candidates for imaging D2 receptor function because, as agonists rather than antagonists, they are selective for the receptor in the high affinity state. In contrast, D2 antagonists do not distinguish between the high and low affinity states
Huan Dang et al.
American journal of cancer research, 5(1), 243-254 (2015-01-30)
Ardipusilloside I (ADS-I) is a natural compound that can be isolated from the Chinese medicinal herb Ardisiapusilla A.DC, and has been reported to inhibit the growth of glioblastoma cells in cultures. This study was designed to test its efficacy by
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