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Rajen Chettri et al.
International journal of food microbiology, 197, 72-76 (2015-01-13)
Tungrymbai and bekang are naturally fermented soybean foods commonly consumed in Meghalaya and Mizoram states of India. A total of 39 samples of tungrymbai and 43 samples of bekang were collected from different villages and markets of Meghalaya and Mizoram
Sun-Mi Shin et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62(50), 12186-12193 (2014-11-22)
The gadB gene encoding glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) from Lactobacillus plantarum was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The recombinant enzyme exhibited maximal activity at 40 °C and pH 5.0. The 3D model structure of L. plantarum GAD proposed that its
Luis Alberto Luévano-Martínez et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1847(6-7), 587-598 (2015-04-07)
Mitochondria play a key role in adaptation during stressing situations. Cardiolipin, the main anionic phospholipid in mitochondrial membranes, is expected to be a determinant in this adaptive mechanism since it modulates the activity of most membrane proteins. Here, we used
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
Fabian Risse et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 410(17), 4109-4122 (2018-05-01)
The carbodiimide-mediated amine coupling of protein ligands to sensor chips coated with anionic polycarboxylate hydrogels, such as carboxymethyl dextran, is the predominant covalent immobilization procedure utilized in optical biosensors, namely surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors. Usually, electrostatic interactions at a
Blanca V Rodriguez et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 492, 69-75 (2015-09-30)
High-quality chromosomal DNA is a requirement for many biochemical and molecular biological techniques. To isolate cellular DNA, standard protocols typically lyse cells and separate nucleic acids from other biological molecules using a combination of chemical and physical methods. After a
Mathieu Rajalu et al.
Neuropharmacology, 88, 145-154 (2014-09-10)
GABAB receptors (GABABRs) are considered promising drug targets for the treatment of mental health disorders. GABABRs are obligate heteromers of principal GABAB1 and GABAB2 subunits. GABABRs can additionally associate with auxiliary KCTD8, 12, 12b and 16 subunits, which also bind
Emil Meng-Lund et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 103(7), 2053-2061 (2014-05-16)
The pH partition theory proposes a correlation between fraction of unionized drug substance and permeability. The aim of this study was to compare the permeability of metoprolol and mannitol in ex vivo human and porcine buccal mucosa models at varying
Ana C Moreira et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1842(12 Pt A), 2468-2478 (2014-10-07)
The cardiotoxicity induced by the anti-cancer doxorubicin involves increased oxidative stress, disruption of calcium homeostasis and activation of cardiomyocyte death. Nevertheless, antioxidants and caspase inhibitors often show little efficacy in preventing cell death. We hypothesize that a caspase-independent cell death
Biebele Abel et al.
Journal of immunological methods, 411, 43-49 (2014-06-21)
In this study, we report the use of an enzyme-based hybrid platform, which is comprised of silver island films, enzymes (HRP and AP) and high-throughput screening (HTS) microplates, to enhance the colorimetric response of enzymatic reactions. The hybrid platform was
Hye Ryeo Lee et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1346, 117-122 (2014-05-09)
In liquid phase microextraction, high enrichment factors can be obtained using an acceptor phase of small volume. By hanging an acceptor drop at the separation capillary tip, single drop microextraction (SDME) can be in-line coupled with capillary electrophoresis (CE). The
Ruchira N Wijesena et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 109, 56-63 (2014-05-13)
Chitin nanofibers have been prepared from crab shell as a chitin source using ultrasound assisted fibrillation. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) study showed that the prepared nanofibers were having diameters and lengths primarily in the range of 2-20 nm and 0.3-4
Sofia Henriksson et al.
Genes & development, 28(24), 2726-2738 (2014-12-17)
The WD40 domain-containing protein WRAP53β (WD40 encoding RNA antisense to p53; also referred to as WDR79/TCAB1) controls trafficking of splicing factors and the telomerase enzyme to Cajal bodies, and its functional loss has been linked to carcinogenesis, premature aging, and
Yiting Wang et al.
British journal of pharmacology, 171(19), 4490-4503 (2014-06-07)
Dysfunction of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl(-) channel causes the genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF). Towards the development of transformational drug therapies for CF, we investigated the channel function and action of CFTR potentiators on A561E, a
Yves Claude Guillaume et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 29(9), 1338-1342 (2015-02-04)
In a previous paper Guillaume's group demonstrated that magnesium (Mg(2+) concentration range 0.00-2.60 mm) increased the passive diffusion of statins and thus played a role in their potential toxicity. In order to confirm an increase in this passive diffusion by
Tiffany C Delport et al.
Journal of wildlife diseases, 51(3), 555-563 (2015-04-29)
Greater interaction between humans and wildlife populations poses significant risks of anthropogenic impact to natural ecosystems, especially in the marine environment. Understanding the spread of microorganisms at the marine interface is therefore important if we are to mitigate adverse effects
Kamala Pant et al.
Mutation research. Genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis, 786-788, 87-97 (2015-07-28)
In the international validation study of the in vivo rat alkaline comet assay (comet assay), the Japanese Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (JaCVAM) provided three coded chemicals to BioReliance, 1,3-dichloropropene, ethionamide and busulfan, to be tested in a
Claudio Gardana et al.
Journal of pineal research, 57(4), 435-441 (2014-09-25)
Melatonin is a neurohormone, chronobiotic, and antioxidant compound found in wine and deriving directly from grapes and/or synthesized by yeast during alcoholic fermentation. In addition, a melatonin isomer has been detected in different foods, wine among them. The special interest
Adriana Plesa et al.
Archives of virology, 159(12), 3305-3320 (2014-08-22)
The aim of this study was to identify and associate the sequence variations of human Papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) genes from women who live in two different areas of Romania and associate them with malignant progression. One hundred twenty-four HPV16-positive cervical
Maria Notou et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1356, 272-276 (2014-07-06)
A novel zone-fluidics/high pressure liquid chromatographic (ZF-HPLC) method is described for the simultaneous determination of six biogenic monoamines, in the presence of hexylamine as internal standard. Automated on-line derivatization of the analytes with naphthalene-2,3-dicarboxaldehyde/cyanide ions was performed using the ZF
Colin P Starkey et al.
Meat science, 105, 32-37 (2015-03-15)
Meat tenderness is known to be affected by sarcomere length (SL), proteolysis and collagen content (CC). Sixty lambs were slaughtered and the Longissimus muscle was sampled. Samples for shear force (SF), SL, proteolysis indicators (desmin degradation, particle size: PS) and
Daniel Kekacs et al.
Biodegradation, 26(4), 271-287 (2015-06-04)
Little is known of the attenuation of chemical mixtures created for hydraulic fracturing within the natural environment. A synthetic hydraulic fracturing fluid was developed from disclosed industry formulas and produced for laboratory experiments using commercial additives in use by Marcellus
Sara Pantini et al.
Waste management (New York, N.Y.), 43, 37-49 (2015-07-08)
In this work, the influence of different operating conditions on the biogas production from mechanically-biologically treated (MBT) wastes is investigated. Specifically, different lab-scale anaerobic tests varying the water content (26-43% w/w up to 75% w/w), the temperature (from 20 to
Ilona Oledzka et al.
Journal of analytical toxicology, 39(6), 436-443 (2015-04-30)
A novel approach for the simultaneous quantification of eight benzodiazepines (BZDs) using dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) and field-amplified sample stacking (FASS) combined with micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) was investigated and evaluated in the context of precision, accuracy, sensitivity, linearity, detection
Carmen Cacho et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 59-63 (2014-09-16)
During the last years, several authors have focused on the characterization of the size and charge of the nanoparticles by capillary electrophoresis. However, considering that nanoparticles are generally suspended in a solvent different from those commonly used as background electrolytes
Teresa Balbi et al.
The Science of the total environment, 493, 355-364 (2014-06-22)
The increasing production of nanoparticles (NPs) will lead to their release into the aquatic environment, where they could modify the bioavailability/bioconcentration and consequent biological impact of other contaminants. Interactive effects of n-TiO2, one of the most widespread NP type, and
Ramprasad Kandavar et al.
Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.), 17(1), 14-19 (2014-12-17)
Prehypertension is an important phenotype for cardiovascular risk and development of established hypertension. To better understand the early circulatory changes in this group, the authors studied 34 patients with prehypertension (blood pressure 120-139/80-89 mm Hg) using digital plethysmography for measurement
M Amirul Alam et al.
Comptes rendus biologies, 338(1), 1-11 (2014-12-04)
Genetic diversity and relationships among 45 collected purslane accessions were evaluated using ISSR markers. The 28 primers gave a total of 167 bands, among which 163 were polymorphic (97.6%). The genetic diversity as estimated by Shannon's information index was 0.513
Azizollah Nezhadali et al.
Talanta, 146, 525-532 (2015-12-24)
The present work describes development of a simple and cost-effective electrochemical sensor for determination of 1,4-dihydroxyanthraquinone (1,4-DAQ) based on molecularly imprinted polypyrrole (PPY). The molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) was electrochemically synthesized onto surface of multi-walled carbon-nanotubes-modified pencil graphite electrode (MWCNs-PGE).
Xianxie Zhang et al.
Drug design, development and therapy, 9, 6343-6362 (2015-12-18)
Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) (C19H18O3) is one of the major active lipophilic components in a conventional Chinese medicine called danshen, and it has long been used in the People's Republic of China and other neighboring countries to treat patients suffering
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