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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
Jung-Hoon Lee et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7571-7571 (2015-06-27)
Much of the interest in noble metal nanoparticles is due to their plasmonic resonance responses and local field enhancement, both of which can be tuned through the size and shape of the particles. However, both properties suffer from the loss
M S Matias et al.
Journal of environmental management, 159, 147-157 (2015-06-13)
Nanoscience is a field that has stood out in recent years. The accurate long-term health and environmental risks associated with these emerging materials are unknown. Therefore, this work investigated how to eliminate silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from synthetic effluents by electrocoagulation
Chiara Zaffino et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 149, 41-47 (2015-05-06)
Anthocyanins are an important class of natural compounds responsible for the red, purple and blue colors in a large number of flowers, fruits and cereal grains. They are polyhydroxy- and polymethoxy-derivatives of 2-phenylbenzopyrylium (flavylium) salts, which are present in nature
Wong Pooi See et al.
Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 31(10), 997-1003 (2015-10-16)
A new approach for the development of a highly sensitive aluminium(III) ion sensor via the preconcentration of aluminium(III) ion with a self-assembled monolayer on a gold nanoparticles modified screen-printed carbon electrode and current mediation by potassium ferricyanide redox behavior during
Michal Babič et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 103(6), 1141-1148 (2014-10-07)
Coprecipitation of FeCl2 and FeCl3 with aqueous ammonia was used to prepare iron oxide nanoparticles dispersible in aqueous medium. Oxidation of the particles with sodium hypochlorite then yielded maghemite (γ-Fe2 O3 ) nanoparticles which were coated with two types of
Tatiana Perevozchikova et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(6), 1946-1959 (2015-04-08)
Adsorption of proteins to solid-fluid interfaces is often empirically found to promote formation of soluble aggregates and larger, subvisible, and visible particles, but key stages in this process are often difficult to probe directly. Aggregation mediated by adsorption to water-silicon
Olga Bibikova et al.
Journal of biomedical optics, 20(7), 76017-76017 (2015-08-01)
We synthesized and characterized gold nanostars and their silica-coated derivatives with 7- to 50-nm shell thicknesses as contrast agents for optical imaging. The scattering and absorption coefficients of the nanoparticles (NPs) were estimated by means of collimated transmittance and diffuse
Srivalli Telikepalli et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(2), 495-507 (2014-12-19)
Upon exposure to shaking stress, an IgG1 mAb formulation in both the liquid and lyophilized state formed subvisible particles. Because freeze-drying was expected to minimize protein physical instability under these conditions, the extent and nature of aggregate formation in the
Adam Hotchkiss et al.
American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 308(7), C557-C569 (2015-01-30)
The biological effects of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) are mediated by natriuretic peptide receptors (NPRs), which can either activate guanylyl cyclase (NPRA and NPRB) or inhibit adenylyl cyclase (NPRC) to modulate intracellular cGMP or cAMP, respectively. During cardiac development, ANP
Y Zhang et al.
Oral diseases, 21(5), 583-592 (2015-02-05)
To understand the differences and similarities between immunocompetent and immunodeficient mice as ectopic transplantation animal models for bone tissue engineering. Osteogenic cells from mouse leg bones were cultured, seeded on β-TCP granules, and transplanted onto the backs of either immunocompetent
Shilpita Karmakar et al.
European journal of haematology, 94(1), 43-50 (2014-06-18)
Harris platelet syndrome (HPS), also known as asymptomatic constitutional macrothrombocytopenia (ACMT), is an autosomal dominant platelet disorder characterized by mild-to-severe thrombocytopenia and giant platelets with normal platelet aggregation and absence of bleeding symptoms. We have attempted a comparative proteomics study
Hong-Bo Pang et al.
Nature communications, 5, 4904-4904 (2014-10-04)
Neuropilins (NRPs) are trans-membrane receptors involved in axon guidance and vascular development. Many growth factors and other signalling molecules bind to NRPs through a carboxy (C)-terminal, basic sequence motif (C-end Rule or CendR motif). Peptides with this motif (CendR peptides)
Wenqian Tao et al.
Vaccine, 33(20), 2307-2315 (2015-04-07)
Influenza virus causes seasonal epidemics and also poses a high risk for pandemics. To develop a broadly cross-protective influenza vaccine we have previously shown that a formulation consisting of the extracellular domain of M2 membrane protein (M2e) immobilized on gold
Sry D Hujaya et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(9), 3066-3086 (2015-04-09)
To investigate the properties of phenylboronic acid-functional poly(amido amine) polymers (BA-PAA) in forming multilayered thin films with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and chondroitin sulfate (ChS), and to evaluate their compatibility with COS-7 cells. Copolymers of phenylboronic acid-functional poly(amido amine)s, differing in
Stijn Mertens et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(23), 8202-8214 (2015-09-27)
Lager beer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. Its production process is marked by a fermentation conducted at low (8 to 15°C) temperatures and by the use of Saccharomyces pastorianus, an interspecific hybrid between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and
Christina Sengstock et al.
Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 5, 2058-2069 (2015-01-01)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NP) are one of the fastest growing products in nano-medicine due to their enhanced antibacterial activity at the nanoscale level. In biomedicine, hundreds of products have been coated with Ag-NP. For example, various medical devices include silver, such
Hui Zhang et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 74, 872-877 (2015-08-05)
Salmonella typhimurium and Staphylococcus aureus are most common causes of food-associated disease. A Raman based biosensor was developed for S. typhimurium and S. aureus detection simultaneously. The biosensor was based on nanoparticles enhanced Raman intensity and the specific recognition of
José F Huertas-Pérez et al.
Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 32(8), 1352-1357 (2015-07-01)
A rapid, simple and effective method for the determination of citrinin in rice by UHPLC coupled to fluorescence detection has been developed and validated. Extraction of citrinin from rice samples was achieved by applying a QuEChERS-based extraction/partitioning process with water
Evgeny Smirnov et al.
ACS nano, 9(6), 6565-6575 (2015-06-04)
Soft or "liquid-liquid" interfaces were functionalized by roughly half a monolayer of mirror-like nanofilms of gold nanoparticles using a precise interfacial microinjection method. The surface coverage of the nanofilm was characterized by ion transfer voltammetry. These gold nanoparticle films represent
Binxing Zheng et al.
Journal of separation science, 38(15), 2737-2745 (2015-05-13)
Hydrophobic-hydrophilic monolithic dual-phase plates have been prepared by a two-step polymerization method for two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography of low-molecular-weight compounds, namely, several dyes. The thin 200 μm poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) layers attached to microscope glass plates were prepared using a UV-initiated
Dengwu Zhao et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17276-17276 (2015-11-27)
This report investigates the enhancement of localized evaporation via separated light absorbing particles (plasmonic absorbers) and scattering particles (polystyrene nanoparticles). Evaporation has been considered as one of the most important phase-change processes in modern industries. To improve the efficiency of
Masataka Hosoi et al.
Experimental hematology, 42(9), 816-825 (2014-05-27)
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) derived from disease cells are expected to provide a new experimental material, especially for diseases from which samples are difficult to obtain. In this study, we generated iPS from samples from patients with primary and
Reconstitution of 50 S ribosomal subunits from Escherichia coli.
R Amils et al.
Methods in enzymology, 59, 449-461 (1979-01-01)
Ruben de Vries et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(12), 8678-8687 (2015-10-12)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of shortening or omitting the dry period of dairy cows on milk casein composition. For this study, we analyzed milk samples of 90 cows with a dry period of 0
Megan Melland-Smith et al.
Autophagy, 11(4), 653-669 (2015-04-09)
Bioactive sphingolipids including ceramides are involved in a variety of pathophysiological processes by regulating cell death and survival. The objective of the current study was to examine ceramide metabolism in preeclampsia, a serious disorder of pregnancy characterized by oxidative stress
Gabriella Costabile et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(8), 2604-2617 (2015-05-15)
Inhaled antivirulence drugs are currently considered a promising therapeutic option to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF). We have recently shown that the anthelmintic drug niclosamide (NCL) has strong quorum sensing (QS) inhibiting activity against P. aeruginosa
Michal Bittner et al.
Chemosphere, 132, 56-62 (2015-03-24)
Recombinant yeast assays (RYAs) constitute a suitable tool for the environmental monitoring of compounds with endocrine disrupting activities, notably estrogenicity and androgenicity. Conventional procedures require yeast reconstitution from frozen stock, which usually takes several days and demands additional equipment. With
Hiroshi Itoh et al.
Journal of leukocyte biology, 98(1), 107-117 (2015-04-25)
Autophagy occurs in human neutrophils after the phagocytosis of multidrug-resistant bacteria and drug-sensitive strains, including Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The present study detected autophagy by immunoblot analysis of LC3B conversion, by confocal scanning microscopic examination of LC3B aggregate formation
Aishwarya Sooresh et al.
Drug and chemical toxicology, 38(2), 205-211 (2014-07-16)
Development of new methods and compounds to eradicate insect vectors are desperately needed. To that end, our team has previously described the synthesis and characterization of a conjugate comprised of a silver nanoparticle core encapsulated by the pyrethroid pesticide, deltamethrin
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