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Francesca Mion et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 193(9), 4568-4579 (2014-10-01)
The discovery of B cell subsets with regulatory properties, dependent on IL-10 production, has expanded our view on the mechanisms that control inflammation. Regulatory B cells acquire the ability to produce IL-10 in a stepwise process: first, they become IL-10
Yan Zhang et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(23), 7348-7355 (2014-09-23)
A novel nonheme chloroperoxidase (RhEst1), with promiscuous esterase activity for enantioselective hydrolysis of ethyl (S)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate, was identified from a shotgun library of Rhodococcus sp. strain ECU1013. RhEst1 was overexpressed in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3), purified to homogeneity, and functionally characterized. Fingerprinting
Loreen O Villacorte et al.
Water research, 70, 300-312 (2014-12-30)
Transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) and their precursors produced by phyto-/bacterio-planktons in fresh and marine aquatic environments are increasingly considered as a major contributor to organic/particulate and biological fouling in micro-/ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis membrane (RO) systems. However, currently established methods
Rodica Mărgăoan et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62(27), 6306-6316 (2014-06-19)
Total and individual carotenoids, fatty acid composition of total lipids, and main lipid classes of 16 fresh bee-collected pollen samples from Romania were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detection and capillary gas chromatography with mass detection. Analyzed
Ivana Matić et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 117-127 (2014-09-04)
In this paper, development and optimization of new LC-MS method for determination of twenty selected hormones, human/animal and plant sterols in river sediments were described. Sediment samples were prepared using ultrasonic extraction and clean up with silica gel/anhydrous sodium sulphate
Jignesh Nagar et al.
International immunopharmacology, 21(2), 328-335 (2014-05-27)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract which is mainly caused by dysregulated gut immune response to commensal flora. Very limited treatment options with marginal efficacy are available along with surgery which has high
Marie Meyer-Monath et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 406(30), 7785-7797 (2014-11-10)
Meconium is the earliest stool of newborns. It is a complex matrix that reflects the degree of fetal exposure to environmental pollutants. To investigate exposure to xenobiotics, an analytical method was developed to identify and quantify some pesticides and their
Chuan-li Lu et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 122, 428-436 (2015-03-31)
The rhizomes of Smilax glabra have been used as both food and folk medicine in many countries for a long time. However, little research has been reported on polysaccharides of S. glabra. In the present study, two polysaccharide fractions, SGP-1
M N U Al Mahmud et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(12), 743-743 (2015-11-13)
This study was conducted to monitor the spread of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites (dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (DDD)) in soil and water to regions surrounding a closed DDT factory in Bangladesh. This fulfillment was accomplished using inter-method and inter-laboratory validation
D Zacs et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1366, 73-83 (2014-09-30)
An efficient ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC)-time-of-flight high resolution mass spectrometry (TOF-HRMS) method was elaborated for the determination of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) diastereomers in fish samples and compared against UHPLC-Orbitrap-HRMS and UHPLC-triple quadrupole (QqQ) tandem MS (MS/MS) techniques. The TOF-HRMS
Erin E Witalison et al.
The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 353(1), 64-70 (2015-01-31)
Ulcerative colitis is a dynamic, idiopathic, chronic inflammatory condition that carries a high colon cancer risk. We previously showed that Cl-amidine, a small-molecule inhibitor of the protein arginine deiminases, suppresses colitis in mice. Because colitis is defined as inflammation of
Chloé de Perre et al.
Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 68(4), 745-756 (2015-01-23)
A method was developed for the extraction and analysis of 2 organophosphate, 8 pyrethroid, and 5 neonicotinoid insecticides from the same water sample. A salted liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) was optimized with a solid-phase extraction (SPE) step that separated the organophosphates
Jessica Le Ven et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62(34), 8696-8704 (2014-08-05)
Epidemiological and toxicological studies have suggested Annonaceaeous acetogenins to be environmental neurotoxins responsible for sporadic atypical parkinsonism/dementia in tropical areas. These compounds are present in the tropical genus Annona (Annonaceae), known for its fruit-yielding cultivated species such as Annona cherimolia.
Sudeep Tiwari et al.
Protoplasma, 251(5), 1089-1098 (2014-02-12)
An endophytic fungus was isolated from the rhizomes of Curcuma amada (Zingiberaceae), which was identified as Fusarium oxysporum on the basis of its morphological and molecular characters. Chromatographic separation and spectroscopic analysis of the fungal metabolite (chloroform extract) led to
Maurizio Masci et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1375, 110-122 (2014-12-17)
A simple instrumental procedure was developed to carry out the not simple analysis of PCBs in fish samples. PCBs with the same degree of chlorination (the isomers) are expected to be totally indistinguishable among them by all existing detectors and
Y El Bouabi et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 58, 70-77 (2015-10-20)
A novel analytical approach has been developed and evaluated for the quantitative analysis of paracetamol (PCT). The anodic peak currents of paracetamol on the CS-CPE were about 200 fold higher than that of the unmodified electrodes. The influence of various
Jianbo Sun et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 159, 296-300 (2014-07-06)
Dictamnus angustifolius (Rutaceae) has been used as an alternative for folk medicine, Dictamnus dasycarpus in the treatment of rheumatism, bleeding, itching, jaundice, chronic hepatitis, and skin diseases in Xinjiang Province of China. The aim of this study was to evaluate
Agnieszka Kucharska et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 406(26), 6665-6675 (2014-08-31)
Flame retardants (FRs), such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and phosphate flame retardants (PFRs), are a diverse group of compounds that are used to improve fire safety in many consumer products, such as furniture, textiles, electronics, etc. As these compounds
D Draganescu et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 72, 614-623 (2014-09-23)
Flaxseed lignans are a natural source of useful biologically active components that show a diverse spectrum of health-promoting properties. The valuable effects of the phenolic molecules are mainly due to their antioxidant activity by preventing oxidative stress and stimulate collagen
Jin Gu Lee et al.
Respiratory research, 16, 138-138 (2015-11-11)
The development of chemo-resistance in non-small lung cancer is a major obstacle in treating patients. Hypoxia is a commonly faced microenvironment in solid tumor and suggested to be related to both autophagy and chemo-resistance. In this study, we investigated the
Regina Lohmayer et al.
Analytical chemistry, 87(6), 3388-3395 (2015-02-25)
Molybdenum precipitates preferentially under reducing conditions; therefore, its occurrence in sediment records is used as an indicator of paleoredox conditions. Although thiomolybdates (MoO4-xSx(2-) with x = 1-4) supposedly are necessary intermediates in the process of molybdenum precipitation under anoxic conditions
Andrew B Miller et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 53(4), 548-554 (2014-10-22)
Essential oils are prevalent in many medicinal plants used for oral hygiene and treatment of diseases. Medicinal plant species were extracted to determine the essential oil content. Those producing sufficient oil were screened for activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli
Rodrigo Sarria-Villa et al.
The Science of the total environment, 540, 455-465 (2015-08-26)
In Colombia little attention has been paid to river pollution with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Low environmental control and legislation in such emerging region could significantly contribute to high PAHs releases. In this study, we report the presence of PAHs
Beatriz E Jaramillo-Colorado et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(22), 17475-17485 (2015-07-15)
Nematode parasites of the Anisakides family are often found in people living in countries where fish is consumed raw or partially cooked. This research shows the histological changes in the liver and spleen of Mugil incilis, collected in Cartagena Bay.
Jan Stemann et al.
Waste management (New York, N.Y.), 45, 385-390 (2015-07-30)
Stocks of high grade phosphate rock are becoming scarce, and there is growing concern about potentially harmful impurities in conventional phosphorus fertilizers. Sewage sludge ash is a promising secondary phosphorus source. However, to remove heavy metals and convert the phosphorus
Wan Mohd Nuzul Hakimi Wan Salleh et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 38(4), 485-493 (2014-08-08)
The present study aimed to examine the chemical compositions of the essential oils of Beilschmiedia madang and their antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anticholinesterase and anti-tyrosinase activities. The major constituents of the essential oils of leaf and bark of B. madang were
Nagappanpillai Adarsh et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(18), 9335-9342 (2014-08-26)
With an objective to develop optical probes for biologically important anions and neutral molecules, we synthesized three novel NIR absorbing aza-BODIPY derivatives, 3a-3c, and have systematically tuned their photophysical properties by changing the peripheral substitution. A profound red-shift was observed
Valerie L Colley et al.
Drug testing and analysis, 7(3), 241-246 (2014-10-11)
South American 'crack' cocaine, produced directly from coca leaf, can be distinguished from US domestically produced crack on the basis of occluded solvent profiles. In addition, analysis of domestically produced crack indicates the solvents that were used for cocaine hydrochloride
Haider A J Al Lawati et al.
Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence, 29(8), 1148-1153 (2014-05-02)
A highly sensitive, rapid and economical method for the determination of amlodipine (AM) in biological fluids was developed using a peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence (CL) system in a lab-on-a-chip device. Peroxyoxalate-CL is an indirect type of CL that allows the detection of
R Grillberger et al.
Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 12(9), 1523-1532 (2014-07-22)
Several static Bethesda-type assays are routinely used to determine ADAMTS-13-neutralizing autoantibodies in acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), but the inhibitory activity of these antibodies has not been thoroughly evaluated under the more physiologic condition of flow. We investigated whether ADAMTS-13
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