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Mao Shen et al.
Nanoscale research letters, 9(1), 296-296 (2014-07-06)
Preparation of magnetic nanoparticles coated with chitosan (CS-coated Fe3O4 NPs) in one step by the solvothermal method in the presence of different amounts of added chitosan is reported here. The magnetic property of the obtained magnetic composite nanoparticles was confirmed
Kang Huang et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(9), 5983-5994 (2015-07-06)
Application of nonfouling coatings on thermal processing equipment can improve operational efficiency. However, to enable effective commercial translation, a need exists for more comprehensive studies on the stability of nonfouling coatings after exposure to different sanitizers. In the current study
Malcolm E Tessensohn et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 16(1), 160-168 (2014-11-25)
Voltammetric experiments with 9,10-anthraquinone and 1,4-benzoquinone performed under controlled moisture conditions indicate that the hydrogen-bond strengths of alcohols in aprotic organic solvents can be differentiated by the electrochemical parameter ΔEp (red) =|Ep (red(1)) -Ep (red(2)) |, which is the potential
N De Munck et al.
Molecular human reproduction, 21(6), 535-544 (2015-04-03)
Oocyte vitrification has been introduced into clinical settings without extensive pre-clinical safety testing. In this study, we analysed major safety aspects of human oocyte vitrification in a high security closed system: (i) chromosomal meiotic segregation, (ii) embryonic developmental kinetics and
Shu-Wen Xue et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1411, 9-16 (2015-08-12)
Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) featured with divinylbenzene (DVB) and sulfonate functionalities (Fe3O4-DVB-SO3(-)) were prepared via "thiol-ene" click chemistry. The hydrophobic DVB moieties were dedicated for extraction while the hydrophilic sulfonate groups were designed for dispersing the MNPs in aqueous sample solution.
Lenka Dzurová et al.
Proteins, 83(8), 1539-1546 (2015-05-27)
The recently discovered cytokinin (CK)-specific phosphoribohydrolase "Lonely Guy" (LOG) is a key enzyme of CK biosynthesis, converting inactive CK nucleotides into biologically active free bases. We have determined the crystal structures of LOG from Claviceps purpurea (cpLOG) and its complex
V K Kolli et al.
Human & experimental toxicology, 33(10), 1051-1065 (2013-12-19)
The efficacy of methotrexate (MTX), a widely used chemotherapeutic drug, is limited by its gastrointestinal toxicity and the mechanism of which is not clear. The present study investigates the possible role of mitochondrial damage in MTX-induced enteritis. Small intestinal injury
Akshaya Kumar Swain et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(15), 8013-8022 (2015-03-31)
In light of the growing interest in the search for cheap and effective solutions for cancer treatment, we report a simple one pot synthesis of polymer stabilized iron oxide-graphene (PIG) that could be realized on a large scale. The structural
Zehui Yang et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 12236-12236 (2015-07-21)
The development of a durable and methanol tolerant electrocatalyst with a high oxygen reduction reaction activity is highly important for the cathode side of direct methanol fuel cells. Here, we describe a simple and novel methodology to fabricate a practically
Masato Miyakawa et al.
Nanoscale, 6(15), 8720-8725 (2014-06-21)
Continuous synthesis of Pd@Pt and Cu@Ag core-shell nanoparticles was performed using flow processes including microwave-assisted Pd (or Cu) core-nanoparticle formation followed by galvanic displacement with a Pt (or Ag) shell. The core-shell structure and the nanoparticle size were confirmed using
Hao Wu et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62(31), 7682-7689 (2014-07-17)
A novel and easy two-step microextraction technique combining anionic surfactant coacervation phase (CAP) extraction and dispersive microsolid-phase extraction (D-μ-SPE) was developed for the high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection to determination of phthalate esters (PEs) in water samples. The method started with
Stefan Dengl et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 29(5), 1763-1779 (2015-02-12)
Humanized hapten-binding IgGs were designed with an accessible cysteine close to their binding pockets, for specific covalent payload attachment. Individual analyses of known structures of digoxigenin (Dig)- and fluorescein (Fluo) binding antibodies and a new structure of a biotin (Biot)-binder
Pai-Shan Chen et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1395, 41-47 (2015-04-13)
An efficient and effective headspace microextraction technique named static headspace knotted hollow fiber microextraction (HS-K-HFME) has been developed for the determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in water samples. The knot-shaped hollow fiber is filled with 25μL of the extraction
Sinan Cemgil Sultan et al.
Talanta, 129, 523-528 (2014-08-17)
Glassy carbon paste electrode (GCPE) was modified with graphene platinum hybrid nanoparticle (Gr-Pt hybrid NP) and used as a transducer for label and indicator free electrochemical genosensor. 22 mer oligonucleotides representing Escherichia coli bacteria were used as a model case.
Qinghua Liu et al.
Nature communications, 5, 5122-5122 (2014-10-07)
There remains a pressing challenge in the efficient utilization of visible light in the photoelectrochemical applications of water splitting. Here, we design and fabricate pseudobrookite Fe2TiO5 ultrathin layers grown on vertically aligned TiO2 nanotube arrays that can enhance the conduction
Soo Kyung Cha et al.
Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 21(7), 859-868 (2014-01-10)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of improving angiogenesis at graft sites on the survival of follicles in transplanted ovarian tissue. Matrigel containing 5 × 10
Ethylene glycol poisoning: current diagnostic and management issues.
Larissa I Velez et al.
Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association, 33(4), 342-345 (2007-07-24)
Beatriz M Souza et al.
Caries research, 49(5), 499-507 (2015-08-19)
This study evaluated the effect of an experimental paste containing hydroxyapatite in nanoparticles (nano-HA)/fluoride on dental de-remineralisation in situ. Thirteen subjects took part in this crossover/randomised/double-blind study performed in 4 phases (14 days each). Four sound and 4 pre-demineralised specimens
L Schoderboeck et al.
Gene therapy, 22(5), 357-364 (2015-01-30)
Lentiviral vectors have proved an effective method to deliver transgenes into the brain; however, they are often hampered by a lack of spread from the site of injection. Modifying the viral envelope with a portion of a rabies envelope glycoprotein
Emma Puighermanal et al.
Hippocampus, 25(7), 858-875 (2014-12-30)
Increasing evidences suggest that dopamine facilitates the encoding of novel memories by the hippocampus. However, the role of dopamine D2 receptors (D2R) in such regulations remains elusive due to the lack of the precise identification of hippocampal D2R-expressing cells. To
Chenyan Hu et al.
ChemSusChem, 8(23), 4005-4015 (2015-11-14)
Photocatalytic fuel cells (PFCs) are constructed from anodized photoanodes with the aim of effectively converting organic materials into solar electricity. The syntheses of the photoanodes (TiO2 , WO3 , and Nb2 O5 ) were optimized using the statistical 2(k) factorial
Marjeta Čepin et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 52, 204-211 (2015-05-09)
ZnO nanoparticles are utilized in an ever growing number of products and can, therefore, be readily encountered in our everyday life. Human beings' outermost tissues consist of different epithelia and are, therefore, the most exposed to materials from the environment.
Chris J Malajczuk et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1828(9), 2041-2055 (2013-05-28)
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been used to investigate the interactions of a variety of hydroxylated cryosolvents (glycerol, propylene glycol and ethylene glycol), methanol and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in aqueous solution with a 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bilayer in its fluid phase
Giuseppe Gangarossa et al.
Hippocampus, 24(12), 1466-1481 (2014-07-22)
The acute activation of the dopamine D1-like receptors (D1R) is involved in a plethora of functions ranging from increased locomotor activity to the facilitation of consolidation, storage, and retrieval of memories. Although much less characterized, epileptiform activities, usually triggered by
Wenping Sun et al.
ACS nano, 9(11), 11371-11381 (2015-10-22)
Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are considered as complementary alternatives to lithium-ion batteries for grid energy storage due to the abundance of sodium. However, low capacity, poor rate capability, and cycling stability of existing anodes significantly hinder the practical applications of SIBs.
Sagar Chittori et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1834(10), 2036-2044 (2013-06-12)
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) play a major role in carbon cycle and can be utilized as a source of carbon and energy by bacteria. Salmonella typhimurium propionate kinase (StTdcD) catalyzes reversible transfer of the γ-phosphate of ATP to propionate during
Fujun Li et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7843-7843 (2015-07-25)
Lithium-oxygen cells have attracted extensive interests due to their high theoretical energy densities. The main challenges are the low round-trip efficiency and cycling instability over long time. However, even in the state-of-the-art lithium-oxygen cells the charge potentials are as high
Ali Sarafraz-Yazdi et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1418, 21-28 (2015-09-29)
In this research, poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (ethylene glycol) grafted flower-like cupric oxidenano particles (PEG-PEG-g-CuO NPs) as a novel fiber coating of solid-phase microextraction (SPME) were synthesized by using sol-gel technology. This fiber was successfully applied to extract and determine the
Münire Nalan Tüzmen et al.
Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 25(2), 120-127 (2014-12-17)
Exposure to aluminum (Al) and lead (Pb) can cause brain damage. Also, Pb and Al exposure alters N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) subunit expression. Polyphenols such as tannic acid and curcumin are very efficient chelator for metals. The effects of curcumin and
Masahito Watanabe et al.
The Journal of reproduction and development, 61(3), 169-177 (2015-03-06)
Monomeric Plum (Plum), a far-red fluorescent protein with photostability and photopermeability, is potentially suitable for in vivo imaging and detection of fluorescence in body tissues. The aim of this study was to generate transgenic cloned pigs exhibiting systemic expression of
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