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Emna Bouchaâla et al.
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 176(1), 151-169 (2015-03-22)
In order to identify fish enzymes displaying novel biochemical properties, we have chosen the common stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca), one of the most primitive living jawed aquatic vertebrates as a starting biological material to purify a lipase. A stingray pancreatic lipase
Jia Liu et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 94(1), 539-546 (2013-04-03)
To better use wheat straw and minimize its negative impact on environment, a novel semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (semi-IPNs) superabsorbent resin (SAR) composed of wheat straw cellulose-g-poly (potassium acrylate) (WSC-g-PKA) network and linear polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was prepared by polymerization in
Christopher A Dieni et al.
PeerJ, 2, e558-e558 (2014-09-12)
The wood frog, Rana sylvatica, survives whole-body freezing and thawing each winter. The extensive adaptations required at the biochemical level are facilitated by alterations to signaling pathways, including the insulin/Akt and AMPK pathways. Past studies investigating changing tissue-specific patterns of
Yu Liu et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0123862-e0123862 (2015-04-18)
The CONCERT-CL closed-loop infusion system designed by VERYARK Technology Co., Ltd. (Guangxi, China) is an innovation using TCI combined with closed-loop controlled intravenous anesthesia under the guide of BIS. In this study we performed a randomized, controlled, multicenter study to
C Zeng et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 23(17), 5702-5708 (2015-07-30)
The T box riboswitch is an intriguing potential target for antibacterial drug discovery. Found primarily in Gram-positive bacteria, the riboswitch regulates gene expression by selectively responding to uncharged tRNA to control transcription readthrough. Polyamines and molecular crowding are known to
Farzaneh Rafie et al.
Current eye research, 35(12), 1081-1089 (2010-10-22)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the in vivo effects of a new smart polymer loaded with dexamethasone on inflamed rabbit eye. Polymeric micelles were prepared using N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAM), vinyl pyrrolidone (VP), and methacrylate (MAA) as monomers in
Shaoxuan Yu et al.
Nanotechnology, 26(14), 145703-145703 (2015-03-19)
Selenium nanoparticles (Se NPs) possess well-known excellent biological activities and low toxicity, and have been employed for numerous applications except as inhibitors to protein glycation. Herein, the present study is carried out to investigate the inhibitory effect of Se NPs
Tobias Werther et al.
Neonatology, 107(1), 34-41 (2014-10-18)
The lower margin amplitude (LMA) of the amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) is suppressed in neonates during deep sedation, a feature that is attributed to the bispectral index (BIS) in adults. We compare the BIS and the LMA of the aEEG in
Timothy G Short et al.
Anesthesia and analgesia, 121(2), 357-365 (2015-05-21)
An association between relatively deep anesthesia, as guided by the bispectral index (BIS), and increased postoperative mortality has been demonstrated in 6 of 8 published observational studies, but association does not necessarily mean causality. Small clinical trials of anesthetic depth
Chaenyung Cha et al.
Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition, 26(13), 828-840 (2015-06-13)
Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres have been widely used as drug carriers for minimally invasive, local, and sustained drug delivery. However, their use is often plagued by limited controllability of encapsulation efficiency, initial burst, and release rate of drug molecules, which
Multicolor polymer-dispersed liquid crystal.
Naomi Kumano et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 23(7), 884-888 (2010-12-29)
Guoqiang Liu et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 11(23), 2807-2816 (2015-02-05)
A facile route to fabricate a nanocomposite of Fe3O4@poly[N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM)-co-2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA)]@Au (Fe3O4@PND@Au) is developed for magnetically recyclable and thermally tunable catalysis. The negatively charged Au nanoparticles with an average diameter of 10 nm are homogeneously loaded onto positively charged
Kıvılcım Çaktü et al.
Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology, 42(6), 365-375 (2013-12-07)
Cholesterol-imprinted monosize poly(glycidyl methacrylate-N-methacryloyl-(L)-tyrosine methylester) microspheres were embedded into the poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) cryogels and the resulting composite cryogel was used for the selective removal of cholesterol. Composite cryogels were characterized by swelling tests, multipoint BET apparatus, SEM, FTIR and
Ufuk Kuyrukluyıldız et al.
International journal of clinical and experimental medicine, 8(4), 5691-5698 (2015-07-02)
Backround: Surgical operations are alternative treatments in persons with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy is a method with which somnolence is pharmacologically induced and collapse is evaluated through nasal endoscopy
Marta Puig et al.
Molecular cancer research : MCR, 13(1), 161-173 (2014-10-05)
The crucial role of tumor-associated fibroblasts (TAF) in cancer progression is now clear in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, therapies against TAFs are limited due to a lack of understanding in the subtype-specific mechanisms underlying their accumulation. Here, the
Yi-Wei Huang et al.
Journal of cellular physiology, 230(9), 2086-2097 (2015-02-03)
Ca(2+) -mediated formation of cell polarity is essential for directional migration which plays an important role in physiological and pathological processes in organisms. To examine the critical role of store-operated Ca(2+) entry, which is the major form of extracellular Ca(2+)
Jintian Cheng et al.
Electrophoresis, 34(8), 1189-1196 (2013-02-14)
A polar polymethacrylate-based monolithic column was introduced and evaluated as a hydrophilic interaction CEC stationary phase. The monolithic stationary phase was prepared by in situ copolymerization of a neutral monomer 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and a polar cross-linker N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide in a
Dariusz Suchy et al.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, 387(8), 733-742 (2014-05-02)
Macrophages are crucial for the development of atherosclerotic plaques. Classically activated macrophages contribute to plaque growth and destabilization, while alternatively activated macrophages increase plaque stability. Here, we assessed the influence of ezetimibe on the activation of monocyte-derived macrophages isolated from
Bin Huang et al.
Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England), 32(1), 408-408 (2014-12-10)
The aim of present investigation is to explore the molecular mechanisms of vasculogenic mimicry (VM) induced by hypoxia. Hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines were treated with CoCl2, and the VM-related parameters were assayed by real-time qPCR, Western blotting and immunofluorescence. Matrigel
Wei-Hong Li et al.
Microcirculation (New York, N.Y. : 1994), 21(6), 506-515 (2014-03-05)
This study was designed to evaluate whether exogenous CRT was beneficial for alleviating MR-induced injury by suppressing ER stress in rat MMECs. MMECs were pretreated with CRT (25 pg/mL) for 12 hours, followed by the exposure to 2.856 GHz radiation
Hao Meng et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 17, 160-169 (2015-02-14)
To decouple the extracellular oxidative toxicity of catechol adhesive moiety from its intracellular non-oxidative toxicity, dopamine was chemically bound to a non-degradable polyacrylamide hydrogel through photo-initiated polymerization of dopamine methacrylamide (DMA) with acrylamide monomers. Network-bound dopamine released cytotoxic levels of
Nerea Fernández-Iglesias et al.
Nanoscale, 7(34), 14324-14331 (2015-08-06)
Once nanoparticles enter a biological system, it is known that their surface is instantly covered by the biomolecules present with preference to proteins. This protein corona has been a subject of numerous studies in order to reveal its composition. Besides
Han Gao et al.
Macromolecular rapid communications, 34(1), 63-68 (2012-10-20)
Traditional pH-sensitive hydrogels inevitably suffer strength deterioration while the responsive weak acid or base groups are in the ionized state. In this study, we report on a facile approach to fabricate a novel pH-sensitive high-strength hydrogel from copolymerization of two
Hari B Krishnan et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(11), 2862-2869 (2015-03-11)
Soybean is an important protein source for both humans and animals. However, soybean proteins are relatively poor in the sulfur-containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine. Improving the content of endogenous proteins rich in sulfur-containing amino acids could enhance the nutritive
Karina Pires Reis et al.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.), 49(7), 665-674 (2015-09-01)
Ethanol exposure to offspring during pregnancy and lactation leads to developmental disorders, including central nervous system dysfunction. In the present work, we have studied the effect of chronic ethanol exposure during pregnancy and lactation on the phosphorylating system associated with
Charles I Ezeamuzie et al.
The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 350(2), 444-454 (2014-06-12)
Activation of mast cells and eosinophils is a fundamental process in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases. We have previously reported that the novel enhydrazinone ester CEE-1 (ethyl 4-phenylhydrazinocyclohex-3-en-2-oxo-6-phenyl-1-oate) possesses potent anti-inflammatory activity. We have now tested whether the compound also
Shan Jiang et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1412, 75-81 (2015-08-25)
Mass spectrometry (MS) coupled to sample preparation and separation techniques has become a primary tool for proteomics studies. However, due to sample complexity, it is often challenging to achieve fast and efficient sample preparation prior to MS analysis. In recent
A J Aho et al.
British journal of anaesthesia, 115(2), 258-266 (2015-07-04)
Concomitantly recorded Bispectral Index® (BIS) and Entropy™ values sometimes show discordant trends during general anaesthesia. Previously, no attempt had been made to discover which EEG characteristics cause discrepancies between BIS and Entropy. We compared BIS and Entropy values, and analysed
David R Kryscio et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 718, 109-115 (2012-02-07)
Molecularly imprinted polymers are synthetic antibody mimics formed by the crosslinking of organic or inorganic polymers in the presence of an analyte which yields recognitive polymer networks with specific binding pockets for that biomolecule. Surface imprinted polymers were synthesized via
Paweł Nakielski et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0129816-e0129816 (2015-06-20)
Recent biomedical hydrogels applications require the development of nanostructures with controlled diameter and adjustable mechanical properties. Here we present a technique for the production of flexible nanofilaments to be used as drug carriers or in microfluidics, with deformability and elasticity
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