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Arnis Strods et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 11639-11639 (2015-06-27)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) core (HBc) virus-like particles (VLPs) are one of the most powerful protein engineering tools utilised to expose immunological epitopes and/or cell-targeting signals and for the packaging of genetic material and immune stimulatory sequences. Although HBc VLPs
Bo Peng et al.
Molecular bioSystems, 11(1), 105-114 (2014-10-18)
The cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) is a recently characterized endogenous inhibitor of the phosphatase activity of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), which extends the half-life of oncogenic protein c-myc and promotes in vivo tumor growth. The function of
Anja Hartmann et al.
Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology, 149, 149-155 (2015-06-13)
Extremophilic green algae and cyanobacteria are the most abundant species in high mountain habitats, where rough climate conditions such as temperature differences, limited water retention and high ultraviolet (UV) radiation are the cause for a restricted biological diversity in favor
A Aqil et al.
Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation, 60(1), 39-50 (2015-03-31)
Composite Crosslinked nanofibrous membranes of chitosan, ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EGDE) and polyethylene oxide was successfully prepared with bead free morphology via electrospinning technique followed by heat mediated chemical crosslinking. Architectural stability of nanofiber mat in aqueous medium was achieved
Juan Li et al.
Virology, 478, 86-98 (2015-03-03)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a positive-sense ssRNA virus whose envelope contains four glycoproteins and three nonglycosylated proteins. Glycans of major envelope glycoprotein 5 (GP5) are proposed as important for virus assembly and entry into permissive cells.
Joachim G Schulz et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 7805-7805 (2015-01-16)
The brain's impotence to utilize long-chain fatty acids as fuel, one of the dogmas in neuroscience, is surprising, since the nervous system is the tissue most energy consuming and most vulnerable to a lack of energy. Challenging this view, we
M K Quinn et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 17(46), 31177-31187 (2015-11-07)
A complete understanding of the role of molecular anisotropy in directing the self assembly of colloids and proteins remains a challenge for soft matter science and biophysics. For proteins in particular, the complexity of the surface at a molecular level
Anna Scislowska-Czarnecka et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 103(12), 3965-3977 (2015-05-28)
Here, we report on modification of one of the model biomedical polymers, poly L-lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA; 85:15), by reactive ion etching (RIE) oxygen plasma treatment. PLGA's major disadvantage is high hydrophobicity which restrains binding of cell-adhesive proteins and host cells. In
Guanyu Chen et al.
The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 67(1), 26-34 (2014-10-11)
The sublingual mucosa provides a promising route for the delivery of glutathione (GSH). However, challenges are encountered in developing sublingual mucoadhesive drug delivery formulations such as: prolonging drug retention, uniform drug content, desirable drug release profiles, adequate drug permeation and
Xian-En Zhao et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 995-996, 15-23 (2015-05-30)
Multi-analytes simultaneous monitoring of amino acid and monoamine neurotransmitters (NTs) has important scientific significance for their related pathology, physiology and drug screening. In this work, in virtue of a mass spectrometry sensitizing reagent 10-ethyl-acridone-3-sulfonyl chloride (EASC) as derivatization reagent, an
Adnan Cavka et al.
Biotechnology for biofuels, 8, 196-196 (2015-12-01)
Pretreatment of lignocellulose for biochemical conversion commonly results in formation of by-products that inhibit microorganisms and cellulolytic enzymes. To make bioconversion processes more efficient, inhibition problems can be alleviated through conditioning. Ozone is currently commercially employed in pulp and paper
Jamila R Sanchez et al.
Mutation research, 779, 124-133 (2015-07-24)
Increased paternal age is associated with a greater risk of producing children with genetic disorders originating from de novo germline mutations. Mice mimic the human condition by displaying an age-associated increase in spontaneous mutant frequency in spermatogenic cells. The observed
Anne Warner et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 105, 46-54 (2014-12-22)
Stability-indicating reversed phase HPLC methods have been developed and validated for the determination of 13 potential process and degradation impurities in pemetrexed disodium drug substance (DS) and pemetrexed for injection drug product (DP). This paper describes the development of HPLC-UV
Maria Piccolo et al.
Microbial ecology, 70(2), 557-565 (2015-03-13)
This study aimed at investigating the salivary microbiota of 28 patients affected by immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). Fourteen healthy volunteers (HC) were used as control. Compared to HC, the number of some cultivable bacteria groups (e.g., total anaerobes) significantly (P < 0.05)
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
Tatsuro Nakamura et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7514-7514 (2015-07-15)
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a major prostanoid secreted mainly by mast cells. Although PGD2 has been identified as a modulator of allergic inflammation, its precise role remains unclear. Here we investigate the role of PGD2 in food allergy. Oral administration
Marie-Claire Janin-Bussat et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 981-982, 9-13 (2015-01-18)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are becoming a major class of oncology therapeutics. Because ADCs combine the monoclonal antibody specificity with the high toxicity of a drug, they can selectively kill tumor cells while minimizing toxicity to normal cells. Most of the
Péter Bencsik et al.
European journal of clinical investigation, 45(7), 692-701 (2015-05-07)
Peroxynitrite-matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) signalling has been shown to contribute to myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury and heart failure and to be influenced by hyperlipidaemia in preclinical models. Therefore, here we investigated the correlation between the markers of peroxynitrite-MMP signalling and hyperlipidaemia in
Aashish Soni et al.
Nucleic acids research, 42(10), 6380-6392 (2014-04-22)
In mammalian cells, ionizing radiation (IR)-induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are repaired in all phases of the cell cycle predominantly by classical, DNA-PK-dependent nonhomologous end joining (D-NHEJ). Homologous recombination repair (HRR) is functional during the S- and G2-phases, when a
Waleska K Martins et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 12425-12425 (2015-07-28)
The role of autophagy in cell death is still controversial and a lot of debate has concerned the transition from its pro-survival to its pro-death roles. The similar structure of the triterpenoids Betulinic (BA) and Oleanolic (OA) acids allowed us
Teresa Valdes-Sánchez et al.
Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 9(6), 734-739 (2013-03-28)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a cause of paralysis. Although some strategies have been proposed to palliate the severity of this condition, so far no effective therapies have been found to reverse it. Recently, we have shown that acute transplantation
Yuan-Hao Lo et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62(22), 5085-5091 (2014-05-17)
Chin-shin oolong tea, a popular tea in Taiwan, was empirically perceived to induce hunger and accelerate gastric emptying in a manner similar to the physiological effects of ghrelin, an endogenous acylated peptide known as the hunger hormone. Two unique acylated
Sarah Adio et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7442-7442 (2015-06-16)
The coupled translocation of transfer RNA and messenger RNA through the ribosome entails large-scale structural rearrangements, including step-wise movements of the tRNAs. Recent structural work has visualized intermediates of translocation induced by elongation factor G (EF-G) with tRNAs trapped in
Wei Jia et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1362, 110-118 (2014-08-27)
A new analytical method was developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 27 phthalates in milk and milk products. Response surface methodology was employed to optimize a quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) sample preparation method. Ultrahigh-performance liquid
Luís M Magalhães et al.
Talanta, 147, 460-467 (2015-11-26)
Spent coffee grounds (SCGs) are a great source of bioactive compounds with interest to pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Phenolics and methylxanthines are the main health related compounds present in SCG samples. Content estimation of these compounds in SCGs is of
B Mahitha et al.
Indian journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 77(2), 170-177 (2015-05-27)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp is one of the second most dietary legume crops. The leaf extracts may be used as a potential source of natural antioxidant. The ash values, extractive values, total phenolic and flavonoid content, in vitro antioxidant activity
Yuanbo Li et al.
Talanta, 140, 81-87 (2015-06-07)
One of the hypotheses that may help explain the loss of honey bee colonies worldwide is the increasing potential for exposure of honey bees to complex mixtures of pesticides. To better understand this phenomenon, two multi-residue methods based on different
Sonia Scorrano et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(6), 13746-13759 (2015-06-19)
An important challenge for scientific research is the production of artificial systems able to mimic the recognition mechanisms occurring at the molecular level in living systems. A valid contribution in this direction resulted from the development of molecular imprinting. In
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.
Elina Esmaeilzadeh Gharehdaghi et al.
Nucleic acid therapeutics, 24(6), 420-427 (2014-10-02)
Chitosan nanoparticles were prepared using ultrasonication methodology at specific amplitudes and times of sonication. Subsequently, small interfering RNA (siRNA) was added to the solution at predetermined values of nitrogen to phosphorous ratio (N/P), and stirring time. Employing response surfaces generated
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