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Dan Shi et al.
Journal of cellular and molecular medicine, 18(10), 1992-1999 (2014-08-06)
Ischaemic cardiac arrhythmias cause a large proportion of sudden cardiac deaths worldwide. The ischaemic arrhythmogenesis is primarily because of the dysfunction and adverse remodelling of sarcolemma ion channels. However, the potential regulators of sarcolemma ion channel turnover and function in
Xuesheng Zhang et al.
Chemosphere, 134, 84-90 (2015-04-29)
In the present study, twenty-six types of polymethoxylated diphenyl ethers (PMeODEs), twenty types of polyhydroxylated diphenyl ethers (PHODEs), seven types of methoxylated-polychlorinated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PCDEs) and seven types of hydroxylated-polychlorinated diphenyl ethers (HO-PCDEs) were synthesized. The logKow and logKoc values
Isaac Mutingwende et al.
Journal of microbiological methods, 116, 37-43 (2015-06-21)
Global tuberculosis (TB) control and eradication is hampered by the unavailability of simple, rapid and affordable diagnostic tests deployable at low infrastructure microscopy centers. We have developed and evaluated the performance of a nucleic acid amplification test for detection of
Oluwakemi Badaki-Makun et al.
Pediatric blood & cancer, 61(6), 1049-1054 (2014-01-21)
Multiple recent Sickle Cell Disease studies have been terminated due to poor enrollment. We developed methods to overcome past barriers and utilized these to study the efficacy and safety of intravenous magnesium for vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC). We describe the methods
Marion Gabel et al.
The Journal of cell biology, 210(5), 785-800 (2015-09-02)
Annexin A2, a calcium-, actin-, and lipid-binding protein involved in exocytosis, mediates the formation of lipid microdomains required for the structural and spatial organization of fusion sites at the plasma membrane. To understand how annexin A2 promotes this membrane remodeling
Loes E M Kistemaker et al.
Thorax, 70(7), 668-676 (2015-05-23)
It has been shown that acetylcholine is both a neurotransmitter and acts as a local mediator, produced by airway cells including epithelial cells. In vivo studies have demonstrated an indirect role for acetylcholine in epithelial cell differentiation. Here, we aimed
Muneki Ikeda et al.
The Journal of endocrinology, 226(2), M13-M27 (2015-06-03)
The corticosterone (CORT) level changes along the circadian rhythm. Hippocampus is sensitive to CORT, since glucocorticoid receptors are highly expressed. In rat hippocampus fixed in a living state every 3 h, we found that the dendritic spine density of CA1 pyramidal
Derek S Boeldt et al.
The Journal of endocrinology, 223(1), 1-11 (2014-07-27)
In pregnancy, the uterine vasculature undergoes dramatic vasodilatory adaptations. Previously, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been shown to stimulate endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in uterine artery endothelial cells (UAECs) derived from pregnant ewes to a greater extent than
Mei Li et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34(22), 7458-7471 (2014-05-30)
TP53-induced glycolysis and apoptosis regulator (TIGAR) inhibits glycolysis and increases the flow of pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), which generates NADPH and pentose. We hypothesized that TIGAR plays a neuroprotective role in brain ischemia as neurons do not rely on glycolysis
Dhirapatara Charoenvidhya et al.
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet, 96(4), 395-398 (2013-05-23)
To compare the percentages of pregnant women with preeclampsia who reached the therapeutic serum magnesium levels between those who received maintenance magnesium sulfate infusion of 2 g/hour versus I g/hour Sixty women diagnosed of preeclampsia and magnesium sulfate that were
Eri Yamauchi et al.
Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences, 28(8), 1084-1089 (2015-06-25)
Chemerin, highly expressed in adipose and liver tissues, regulates glucose and lipid metabolism and immunity in these tissues in ruminants and mice. Our previous reports showed that chemerin is involved in adipogenesis and lipid metabolism in adipose tissue as an
E O Adewoye et al.
African journal of medicine and medical sciences, 41(4), 373-378 (2013-05-16)
Many gastrointestinal complications in diabetes are connected to neurohumoral dysfunction resulting in abnormalities of intestinal motility, secretion and absorption. Minerals have been reported as essential cofactors for basic cellular reactions but there is dearth of information on effect of Magnesium
Xue Feng et al.
Journal of separation science, 38(17), 3047-3054 (2015-06-23)
A new method for simultaneous determination of 36 pesticides, including 15 organophosphorus, six carbamate, and some other pesticides in soil was developed by liquid chromatography with tandem quadruple linear ion trap mass spectrometry. The extraction and clean-up steps were optimized
Corinne Caillaud et al.
The Journal of endocrinology, 225(2), 77-88 (2015-03-15)
Erythropoietin (EPO) ameliorates glucose metabolism through mechanisms not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of EPO on glucose metabolism and insulin signaling in skeletal muscle. A 2-week EPO treatment of rats fed with a high-fat diet (HFD)
D Joon et al.
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 19(8), 986-991 (2015-07-15)
The main challenge in combatting extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is the lack of a rapid, reliable and inexpensive diagnostic test for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. To evaluate the diagnostic potential of an L-serine dehydratase gene (sdaA) loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)
Judith Taibon et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(23), 5707-5713 (2015-05-26)
The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum is widely applied as a biological pest control agent. Consequently, its use has to be accompanied by a risk management approach, which includes the need to monitor the fate of its bioactive metabolites in the
Peidong Han et al.
Cell research, 24(9), 1091-1107 (2014-08-16)
While the adult human heart has very limited regenerative potential, the adult zebrafish heart can fully regenerate after 20% ventricular resection. Although previous reports suggest that developmental signaling pathways such as FGF and PDGF are reused in adult heart regeneration
Javier Gandasegui et al.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 9(7), e0003963-e0003963 (2015-08-01)
Urogenital schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma haematobium is a serious underestimated public health problem affecting 112 million people - particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Microscopic examination of urine samples to detect parasite eggs still remains as definitive diagnosis. This work was focussed
Julia C Frei et al.
Virology, 485, 371-382 (2015-09-05)
Here we investigated the binding of Dengue virus envelope glycoprotein domain III (DIII) by two broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), 4E11 and 4E5A. There are four serotypes of Dengue virus (DENV-1 to -4), whose DIII sequences vary by up to 49%.
Diana Balasubramanian et al.
Neuropharmacology, 99, 79-88 (2015-07-08)
Valproic acid (VPA) is a widely used antiepileptic drug and first-line treatment in bipolar disorder, although the mechanisms underlying its therapeutic effects are largely unknown. Recently, the recognition of VPA as an epigenetic drug offers new opportunities for understanding its
Mohammad Parsanejad et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e106601-e106601 (2014-09-12)
Loss-of-function mutations in DJ-1 (PARK7) gene account for about 1% of all familial Parkinson's disease (PD). While its physiological function(s) are not completely clear, DJ-1 protects neurons against oxidative stress in both in vitro and in vivo models of PD.
Jaymin C Patel et al.
The Journal of infectious diseases, 210(8), 1180-1187 (2014-05-06)
To eliminate malaria, surveillance for submicroscopic infections is needed. Molecular methods can detect submicroscopic infections but have not hitherto been amenable to implementation in surveillance programs. A portable loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay called RealAmp was assessed in 2 areas of
X H Zhang et al.
British poultry science, 56(3), 370-380 (2015-04-15)
1. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of supplementing diets with three types of fermented Ginkgo-leaves (FGL) on growth, antioxidant capacity, intestinal morphology and microbial ecology in broiler chicks. 2. A total of 300 d-old broilers
Wei Liu et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 12723-12723 (2015-07-30)
In this study, we report a novel isothermal nucleic acid amplification method only requires one pair of primers and one enzyme, termed Polymerase Spiral Reaction (PSR) with high specificity, efficiency, and rapidity under isothermal condition. The recombinant plasmid of blaNDM-1
Saleh Sulaiman et al.
Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering, 50(11), 1127-1135 (2015-07-21)
Stability and removal of spironolactone (SP) from wastewater produced at Al-Quds University Campus were investigated. Kinetic studies on both pure water and wastewater coming from secondary treatment (activated sludge) demonstrated that the potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill), spironolactone, underwent degradation to
Siham Fellahi et al.
Virology journal, 12, 116-116 (2015-08-05)
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), a major pathogen of commercial poultry flocks, circulates in the form of several serotypes/genotypes. Only a few amino-acid changes in the S1 subunit of wild-type IBVS proteins may result in mutants unaffected by current vaccines. Partial
Ajoy Saha et al.
Journal of food science and technology, 52(7), 4001-4014 (2015-07-04)
This paper reports a simple and rapid method for simultaneous determination of the residues of selected herbicides viz. pendimethalin, oxyfluorfen, imazethapyr and quizalofop-p-ethyl in peanut by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). A modified approach of the QuEChERS methodology was used
Steven L Ciciora et al.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 61(3), 340-345 (2015-04-07)
There are a limited number of medications for the treatment of foregut dysmotility. Enteral amoxicillin/clavulanic acid induces phase III duodenal contractions in a fasting pediatric patient. The mechanism by which this occurs is unknown. We examined the individual contributions of
Zbynek Dzuman et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 863, 29-40 (2015-03-04)
A new reliable and highly sensitive method based on high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) separation and high resolution tandem mass spectrometric detection (HRMS/MS) has been developed and validated for determination of 323 pesticide residues, 55 mycotoxins, and 11 plant toxins
Priya Saini et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(8), 541-541 (2015-08-01)
A study was undertaken to evaluate the decline of the residues of pyridalyl in tomatoes grown in two different cultivation systems: open field (conventional cultivation) and net house (pot experiment). Field experiment was conducted with commercial (10 EC) and nanoformulation
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