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Kevork Hagopian et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0124204-e0124204 (2015-04-17)
Shc proteins interact with the insulin receptor, indicating a role in regulating glycolysis. To investigate this idea, the activities of key glycolytic regulatory enzymes and metabolites levels were measured in skeletal muscle from mice with low levels of Shc proteins
Anastasia Koltsakidou et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1377, 46-54 (2014-12-30)
In the present report, a simple and cost-effective method for the determination of twelve US EPA priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in honey samples after salting-assisted liquid-liquid extraction and UHPLC with fluorescence detection is proposed. The sample treatment is based
Weiwei Zhang et al.
Marine pollution bulletin, 99(1-2), 28-34 (2015-08-25)
Microplastics provide a mechanism for the long-range transport of hydrophobic chemical contaminants to remote coastal and marine locations. In this study, plastic resin pellets were collected from Zhengmingsi Beach and Dongshan Beach in China. The collected pellets were analyzed for
Toru Kono et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16078-16078 (2015-11-07)
Oxaliplatin, a widely used chemotherapeutic agent, induces peripheral neuropathy that manifests itself as two distinct phases: acute cold hyperesthesia and chronic peripheral hypoesthesia/dysesthesia. The latter is a serious dose-limiting side effect that can often lead to withdrawal of treatment. We
M M Castillo-Ortega et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 46, 184-189 (2014-12-11)
Optimal conditions for the preparation of a composite material of fibers of cellulose acetate (CA) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP), containing epicatechin (Epic) within the fiber CA/PVP-Epic/CA, were found. The morphology and physical/chemical properties of the fibrous membranes containing CA, PVP
Nima Momtahan et al.
Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods, 21(11), 1148-1161 (2015-06-17)
Whole heart decellularization combined with patient-specific cells may prove to be an extremely valuable approach to engineer new hearts. Mild detergents are commonly used in the decellularization process, but are known to denature and solubilize key proteins and growth factors
Y Wu et al.
Clinical and experimental immunology, 179(2), 277-293 (2014-09-18)
The role of NOD-like receptor family (NLRP3) has been confirmed in various inflammatory diseases. The association between NLRP3 and hyper-bileacidaemia during the sepsis remains unclear. We aimed to investigate whether NLRP3 silencing protects against the sepsis-induced hyper-bileacidaemia. Sepsis was induced
Agnieszka Konopacka et al.
eLife, 4 (2015-11-13)
In response to an osmotic challenge, the synthesis of the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) increases in the hypothalamus, and this is accompanied by extension of the 3' poly(A) tail of the AVP mRNA, and the up-regulation of the expression
M M Parrilla Vázquez et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1356, 1-9 (2014-07-06)
Two dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) approaches including temperature-controlled ionic liquid dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (TCIL-DLLME) and ultrasound-assisted ionic liquid dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (US-IL-DLLME) were compared for the extraction of six benzoylurea insecticides (diflubenzuron, triflumuron, hexaflumuron, teflubenzuron, lufenuron and flufenoxuron) from wastewater
Manuel Ingo Günther et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 27, 140-150 (2015-09-09)
Despite recent progress in enhancing axonal growth in the injured spinal cord, the guidance of regenerating axons across an extended lesion site remains a major challenge. To determine whether regenerating axons can be guided in rostrocaudal direction, we implanted 2mm
Yu Bon Man et al.
The Science of the total environment, 505, 261-268 (2014-12-03)
This study was to investigate removal efficiencies and profiles of 14 polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners by two different types of sewage treatment work (STW) in Hong Kong: Stonecutters Island STW (SCISTW) which uses chemically enhanced primary treatment (CEPT) process
Codrin Andrei et al.
PloS one, 9(10), e109836-e109836 (2014-10-30)
A substantial and stable increase of the current density Jsc of ruthenium (Ru) dye sensitized solar cells (DSC) of up to 16.18% and of the power efficiency of up to 25.5% is demonstrated in this article via plasmonic enhancement. The
Katherine M Murphy et al.
American journal of botany, 102(11), 1931-1937 (2015-11-04)
Although anthers of Zea mays, Oryza sativa, and Arabidopsis thaliana have been studied intensively using genetic and biochemical analyses in the past 20 years, few updates to anther anatomical and ultrastructural descriptions have been reported. For example, no transmission electron
Prabhu Thangadurai et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 246-247, 245-256 (2013-01-15)
The efficiencies of reductive transformation of endosulfan by bimetallic systems consisting of zerovalent magnesium (Mg(0)) as the electron donor and three forms of palladium as the catalyst (Pd(0)-alumina, Pd(0)-carbon and Pd-K(2)PdCl(6)) were compared in this investigation. Results revealed that both
Aline Lamien-Meda et al.
Phytochemistry, 119, 51-61 (2015-10-03)
The present study focuses on development of phytochemical methods for quality assessment of two West-African Cochlospermum species (Cochlospermum planchonii and Cochlospermum tinctorium) traditionally used for malaria treatment in Burkina Faso. Antimalarial activity of preparations from dried rhizomes (decoction) was tested
Takahiro Kawasaki et al.
Diabetes care, 25(2), 353-357 (2002-01-30)
To investigate fructose metabolic changes in patients with diabetes. Serum and urinary fructose concentrations were determined in healthy subjects (n = 23) and in nondiabetic (n = 23) and diabetic patients (n = 26). Fructose was measured using our newly
David S Wishart et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 871(2), 164-173 (2008-05-27)
With continuing improvements in analytical technology and an increased interest in comprehensive metabolic profiling of biofluids and tissues, there is a growing need to develop comprehensive reference resources for certain clinically important biofluids, such as blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid
Rita Ambrus et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 76, 1-7 (2013-01-05)
Interest in submicron-sized drug particles has emerged from both laboratory and industrial perspectives in the last decade. Production of crystals in the nano size scale offers a novel way to particles for drug formulation solving formulation problems of drugs with
Pengzhan Liu et al.
Food chemistry, 160, 180-189 (2014-05-07)
Phenolic compounds in buds and leaves of three varieties of black currant in Finland were identified by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS. Forty-three phenolic compounds of flavonol glycosides, proanthocyanidins and phenolic acids were found in variety "Mikael" whereas only thirty-five in "Mortti" and "Jaloste
Amit Vij et al.
The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology, 57, 197-206 (2014-10-15)
Intracellular cAMP level and cAMP mediated responses are elevated when Leishmania are exposed to macrophage phagolysosome conditions (37 °C and pH 5.5). Phosphodiesterases play major role in cAMP regulation and in the present study we have cloned and characterized a
Masanobu Mizuta et al.
The Laryngoscope, 124(10), E411-E417 (2014-04-26)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are associated with aging. Astaxanthin (AST) is a strong antioxidant and has been reported to prevent various ROS-induced diseases. In the current study, we investigated the effect of AST on age-associated histological and mRNA changes of
Anke Böhmer et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 965, 173-182 (2014-07-18)
In healthy human subjects, less than 0.2% of l-arginine is converted to l-citrulline and nitric oxide (NO) by NO synthases (NOS), a metabolic pathway present in all cell types. Assessment of NOS activity in vitro and in vivo by measuring
S L Liu et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(21), 16843-16856 (2015-06-25)
Various nitric oxide (NO) regulators [including the NO donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP), the NO scavenger 2-(4-carboxyphenyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethylimidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide (cPTIO), the NO-synthase inhibitor N (G)-nitro-L-Arg-methyl ester (L-NAME), and the SNP analogues sodium nitrite/nitrate and sodium ferrocyanide] were investigated to elucidate the role of
Chun-Ling Chen et al.
Life sciences, 141, 25-31 (2015-09-15)
The effects of preconditioning on cardioprotection have mainly been studied in vitro. No sufficient in vivo experiments have been performed to optimize ischemic preconditioning (IPC) or hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) for clinical applications. The purpose of this study was to establish
M P Kalapos
Orvosi hetilap, 138(19), 1187-1193 (1997-05-11)
In the article, the routes of acetone metabolism are summarized and the conditions in which acetonemia occurs, are taken into account. Acetonemiae are classified as to be of exogenous and endogenous origin, and the biochemical mechanisms of the development of
K Holovská et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 78(6), 353-356 (2015-03-04)
Mobile communication systems are undoubtedly an environmental source of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). There is an increasing concern regarding the interactions of EMR with the humans. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of EMR on Wistar rat
Hong Zhang et al.
Environmental science. Processes & impacts, 17(11), 1923-1929 (2015-09-24)
While antibiotic pollution has attracted considerable attention due to its potential in promoting the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment, the antibiotic activity of their related substances has been neglected, which may underestimate the environmental impacts of antibiotic
Tianyang Guo et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 1004, 17-22 (2015-10-06)
Natural trans-1,4-polyisoprene (TPI) as a functional biomaterial has aroused great interest for rubber industrial product use. Here, we proposed a method that enables simultaneous analysis of the content and molecular-weight distribution (MWD) of natural TPI by gel permeation chromatography (GPC).
Delphine Parrot et al.
Phytochemical analysis : PCA, 26(1), 23-33 (2014-08-19)
Lichens are self-sustaining partnerships comprising fungi as shape-forming partners for their enclosed symbiotic algae. They produce a tremendous diversity of metabolites (1050 metabolites described so far). A comparison of metabolic profiles in nine lichen species belonging to three genera (Lichina
Mateus B Pereira et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 97(4), 987-994 (2014-08-26)
Pollution of water sources by pesticides is a result of intensive use of these compounds, and the establishment of analytical methods for monitoring programs is very important. This paper presents a method for the determination of multiclass pesticide residues in
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