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Byeongtaek Oh et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(9), 3226-3236 (2015-07-15)
This study was aimed to develop and evaluate a smart nanosystem that targeted photothermal ablation of inflammatory macrophages in atherosclerotic plaque. Mannosylated-reduced graphene oxide (Man-rGO) was synthesized using three step procedures: (1) preparation of ox-GOs, (2) microwave-assisted synthesis of PEI-rGOs
Anita C Thomas et al.
PloS one, 10(7), e0128163-e0128163 (2015-07-22)
Formation of foam cell macrophages, which sequester extracellular modified lipids, is a key event in atherosclerosis. How lipid loading affects macrophage phenotype is controversial, with evidence suggesting either pro- or anti-inflammatory consequences. To investigate this further, we compared the transcriptomes
David S Wishart et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 871(2), 164-173 (2008-05-27)
With continuing improvements in analytical technology and an increased interest in comprehensive metabolic profiling of biofluids and tissues, there is a growing need to develop comprehensive reference resources for certain clinically important biofluids, such as blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid
F J de Araujo et al.
Genes and immunity, 16(4), 284-288 (2015-03-13)
Functional variations in the mannose-binding lectin (MBL2) gene causing low levels of serum MBL are associated with susceptibility to numerous infectious diseases. We investigated whether there is genetic association of MBL2 variant alleles with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania
Haisong Wang et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 121, 355-361 (2015-02-11)
Poly-mannose with molecular weight of 2.457 kDa was synthesized using d-mannose as substrate and phosphoric acid as catalyst under the condition of microwave irradiation for the first time. The optimum reaction conditions were microwave output power of 900 W, temperature
Fei Huang et al.
Food & function, 6(8), 2598-2606 (2015-06-30)
Three litchi polysaccharide fractions (LPFs), LP-4, LP-6 and LP-8, were obtained by fractional precipitation using 40%, 60% and 80% ethanol, respectively. The physicochemical properties, chemical antioxidant, and cellular antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of the three polysaccharide fractions were compared. LP-6
Famke L Schneiders et al.
Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.), 158(1), 92-99 (2015-03-23)
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells constitute an important immunoregulatory T cell subset that can be activated by the synthetic glycolipid α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) and initiate antitumor immune responses. As cancer patients are frequently treated with aminobisphosphonates (NBP), it is
Yu Huang et al.
Bioresource technology, 181, 224-230 (2015-02-07)
In this study, steam explosion pretreatment was performed in cotton stalks, leading to 5-6 folds enhancements on biomass enzymatic saccharification distinctive in Gossypium barbadense and Gossypium hirsutum species. Sequential 1% H2SO4 pretreatment could further increase biomass digestibility of the steam-exploded
Lan Zheng et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 95(15), 3117-3126 (2014-12-17)
Edible fungi polysaccharides usually exhibit antioxidant activity, and zinc has been shown to have antioxidant properties. In the present work, Pholiota nameko SW-03 was used as a vector of zinc biotransformation in order to obtain mycelia zinc polysaccharide (MZPS), and
Irénée Kamdem et al.
Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA, 33(11), 1022-1032 (2015-08-13)
The accessibility of fermentable substrates to enzymes is a limiting factor for the efficient bioconversion of agricultural wastes in the context of sustainable development. This paper presents the results of a biochemical analysis performed on six combined morphological parts of
Chia-Suei Hung et al.
Molecular microbiology, 44(4), 903-915 (2002-05-16)
The first step in the colonization of the human urinary tract by pathogenic Escherichia coli is the mannose-sensitive binding of FimH, the adhesin present at the tip of type 1 pili, to the bladder epithelium. We elucidated crystallographically the interactions
Craig Zupke et al.
Biotechnology progress, 31(5), 1433-1441 (2015-07-17)
Pressures for cost-effective new therapies and an increased emphasis on emerging markets require technological advancements and a flexible future manufacturing network for the production of biologic medicines. The safety and efficacy of a product is crucial, and consistent product quality
Masayuki Shimojima et al.
Archives of virology, 159(8), 2023-2031 (2014-03-14)
Infection with West Nile virus and dengue virus, two mosquito-borne flaviviruses, is enhanced by two calcium-dependent lectins: dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN), and its related molecule (DC-SIGNR). The present study examined the relationship between Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)
Tsung-Lin Cheng et al.
The Journal of investigative dermatology, 135(6), 1668-1675 (2015-02-05)
Keratinocyte-expressed thrombomodulin (TM) and the released soluble TM (sTM) have been demonstrated to promote wound healing. However, the effects of high glucose on TM expression in keratinocytes and the role of TM in diabetic ulcer remain unclear. In this study
David W Baker et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 10(7), 2945-2955 (2014-04-15)
Plasticity of macrophage (MΦ) phenotypes exist in a spectrum from classically activated (M1) cells, to alternatively activated (M2) cells, contributing to both the normal healing of tissues and the pathogenesis of implant failure. Here, folate- and mannose-based optical probes were
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
Thomas A Burrow et al.
Molecular genetics and metabolism, 114(2), 233-241 (2014-09-16)
A Caucasian male with Gaucher disease type 3, treated with continuous enzyme therapy (ET) for 11 years, experienced progressive mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy, lung disease, and neurological involvement leading to death at an age of 12.5 years. Autopsy showed significant
M T Miras et al.
Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 64(3), 293-302 (1975-11-03)
1. Bovine adrenal medulla dopamine beta-hydroxylase, a glycoprotein with terminal mannose residues in carbohydrate moiety, did not precipitate with any lectins tested except concanavalin A. After digestion with neuraminidase, the enzyme was shown to interact with ricin, and a good
J Kusmierz et al.
Journal of chromatography, 497, 39-48 (1989-12-29)
We used gas chromatography in conjunction with flame ionization detection to quantitate nine polyols and aldo and keto sugars (as silyl derivatives) in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Rhamnose, not found in CSF or plasma, was used as an
Si Yin Tee et al.
Nanoscale, 7(25), 11190-11198 (2015-06-11)
Herein, we report a facile two-step approach to produce gold-incorporated copper (Cu/Au) nanostructures through controlled disproportionation of the Cu(+)-oleylamine complex at 220 °C to form copper nanowires and the subsequent reaction with Au(3+) at different temperatures of 140, 220 and
Hai B Tran et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e98571-e98571 (2014-06-06)
We have previously established that a defect in the ability of alveolar macrophages (AM) to phagocytose apoptotic cells (efferocytosis) and pathogens is a potential therapeutic target in COPD. We further showed that levels of mannose binding lectin (MBL; required for
Xiao-Li Bao et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 53(1), 117-124 (2014-09-27)
Abstract Context: Most of the present studies on the antitumor efficiency of Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf (Gramineae) are limited to its low-mass compounds, and little information about the antitumor activity of polysaccharides from this plant is available. This study focused
Ce Wang et al.
Vaccine, 32(42), 5475-5483 (2014-08-12)
Although retaining antigens at the injection site (the so-called "depot effect") is an important strategy for vaccine development, increasing evidence showed that lymphatic-targeted vaccine delivery with liposomes could be a promising approach for improving vaccine efficacy. However, it remains unclear
S H Park et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 273(10), 5685-5691 (1998-04-16)
L-Fucokinase was purified to apparent homogeneity from pig kidney cytosol. The molecular mass of the enzyme on a gel filtration column was 440 kDa, whereas on SDS gels a single protein band of 110 kDa was observed. This 110-kDa protein
Francesca Raganati et al.
Anaerobe, 34, 146-155 (2015-06-01)
The present paper reports the characterization of ABE (acetone-butanol-ethanol) production by Clostridium acetobutylicum DSM 792 for sugars representative of hydrolysed lignocellulosic biomass (glucose, mannose, arabinose, xylose). The attention was focused on: the selection of an optimal medium for the simultaneous
Isha Dhande et al.
Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension, 38(1), 21-29 (2014-09-12)
Macrophages have an important role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and associated end-organ damage via the activation of the Toll-like receptors, such as Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4). Accumulating evidence suggests that the angiotensin AT2 receptor (AT2R) has a protective role in
Amy A Boaro et al.
FEMS microbiology ecology, 90(3), 802-815 (2014-10-08)
Integrated 'omics have been used on pure cultures and co-cultures, yet they have not been applied to complex microbial communities to examine questions of perturbation response. In this study, we used integrated 'omics to measure the perturbation response of a
Matteo Della Porta et al.
Oncology, 68(2-3), 276-284 (2005-07-15)
Dendritic cells (DC) are central to the development of immune system responses. In a cohort of 54 patients affected by colorectal cancer, we prospectively investigated the number of peripheral blood (PB) DC type 1 (DC1) and type 2 (DC2) and
Linda J Olson et al.
Biochemistry, 54(26), 4097-4111 (2015-06-11)
N-Glycans are modified as part of a quality control mechanism during glycoprotein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Glucosidase II (GII) plays a critical role by generating monoglucosylated glycans that are recognized by lectin chaperones, calnexin and calreticulin. To understand
Steven J Budd et al.
Respiratory research, 13, 56-56 (2012-07-06)
Long-term lung allograft survival is limited by bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Mannose binding lectin (MBL) belongs to the innate immune system, participates in complement activation, and may predispose to graft rejection. We investigated mannose binding (MBL) during cold ischemia and
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