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Anna Thorfve et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e102597-e102597 (2014-07-23)
Bone development and regeneration is associated with the Wnt signaling pathway that, according to literature, can be modulated by lithium ions (Li+). The aim of this study was to evaluate the gene expression profile during peri-implant healing of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)
Wei Wu et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 10208-10208 (2015-05-15)
Ideal SERS substrates for sensing applications should exhibit strong signal enhancement, generate a reproducible and uniform response, and should be able to fabricate in large-scale and low-cost. Herein, we demonstrate low-cost, highly sensitive, disposable and reproducible SERS substrates by means
Egan J Lohman et al.
Biotechnology for biofuels, 8, 82-82 (2015-06-24)
Large-scale algal biofuel production has been limited, among other factors, by the availability of inorganic carbon in the culture medium at concentrations higher than achievable with atmospheric CO2. Life cycle analyses have concluded that costs associated with supplying CO2 to
Marija Karapandzova et al.
Natural product communications, 10(6), 987-990 (2015-07-23)
Flavonoids and other phenolic compounds in young needles of four pine species, Pinus peuce, P. nigra, P. mugo and P. sylvestris from the Macedonian flora were investigated. The amount of total phenols and total flavonoids were determined using Folin-Ciocalteau and
Milica M Fotirić Akšić et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(34), 7476-7486 (2015-08-19)
The European pear psylla, Cacopsylla pyri L. (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is one of the most serious arthropod pests of pear. Since proper control of this pest is essential, better understanding of the complex plant-pest relationship is mandatory. This research deals with
Kerstin Sandholm et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e108013-e108013 (2014-09-30)
Here we investigated the role of complement activation in phagocytosis and the release of cytokines and chemokines in response to two clinical isolates: Borrelia afzelii K78, which is resistant to complement-mediated lysis, and Borrelia garinii LU59, which is complement-sensitive. Borrelia
Cheol-Woo Ahn et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17656-17656 (2015-12-04)
In this manuscript, an interesting phenomenon is reported. That is the self-growth of single crystals in Pb-free piezoelectric ceramics. These crystals are several centimeters in size. They are grown without any seed addition through a normal sintering process in modified
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
Jorge Regueiro et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1422, 230-238 (2015-11-04)
Facing growing restrictions on the use of bisphenol A in food contact materials, several bisphenol analogs are arising as major alternatives to replace this chemical in most of its applications. This work reports a simple and robust method based on
Binh T Nguyen et al.
Environmental science & technology, 49(16), 9826-9831 (2015-07-29)
Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and pH are key factors that control the growth rate of microalgae growing photoautotrophically. Being able to quantify how DIC and pH independently affect growth kinetics requires a means to control each parameter independently. In this
Xiaoqin Liu et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 11950-11950 (2015-07-08)
Nitrate is an essential nitrogen source and serves as a signal to control growth and gene expression in plants. In rice, OsNAR2.1 is an essential partner of multiple OsNRT2 nitrate transporters for nitrate uptake over low and high concentration range.
Uta Praekelt et al.
Journal of medical microbiology, 63(Pt 12), 1595-1607 (2014-09-19)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) are a major cause of infant diarrhoea in developing countries and a significant public health issue in industrialized countries. Currently there are no simple tests available for the diagnosis of EPEC. Serology of O-antigens is widely
Sambuddha Banerjee et al.
Biochemistry, 53(24), 3952-3960 (2014-05-31)
Bordetella pertussis is the causative agent of whooping cough. This pathogenic bacterium can obtain the essential nutrient iron using its native alcaligin siderophore and by utilizing xeno-siderophores such as desferrioxamine B, ferrichrome, and enterobactin. Previous genome-wide expression profiling identified an
Huimin Chang et al.
Neuroscience letters, 732, 135089-135089 (2020-05-29)
Actinomycin-D (Act-D) is a highly effective chemotherapeutic agent that induces apoptosis in systemic tissues. Act-D combined with other chemotherapeutic agents exhibits ototoxic effects and causes hearing impairment. To investigate the potential toxic effects of Act-D in the inner ear, we
Lucas Y H Goh et al.
Journal of virological methods, 222, 55-61 (2015-05-31)
Chikungunya fever (CHIKF) has re-emerged as an arboviral disease that mimics clinical symptoms of other diseases such as dengue, malaria, as well as other alphavirus-related illnesses leading to problems with definitive diagnosis of the infection. Herein we describe the development
Christina Maria Anna Pia Schuh et al.
Cytotherapy, 16(12), 1666-1678 (2014-09-02)
Adipose-derived progenitor/stem cells (ASCs) are discussed as a promising candidate for various tissue engineering approaches. However, its applicability for the clinic is still difficult due to intra- and inter-donor heterogeneity and limited life span in vitro, influencing differentiation capacity as
Seon Su Han et al.
Food & function, 6(8), 2736-2748 (2015-07-08)
This study was conducted to determine the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities of non-fermented or Bacillus subtilis-fermented soybeans and sword beans (red and white). The total flavonoid content in both sword bean types was higher (1.9-2.5-fold) than that in soybeans. The
Ali Fathi et al.
Molecular biotechnology, 57(2), 184-194 (2014-11-09)
Direct differentiation of dopaminergic (DA) neurons from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in the absence of gene manipulation is the most desired alternative to clinical treatment of Parkinson disease. Protein transduction-based methods could be efficient, safe approaches to enhance direct
Xiaohui Feng et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 125, 197-205 (2014-12-17)
In this paper, a novel folic acid-conjugated silica-coated titanium dioxide (TiO2-SiO2) photosensitizer was synthesized and characterized using various analytical instruments. The photosensitizer was further assessed with regards to its photoreactivity, cellular and hemocompatibility, cell internalization, and phototoxicity. Conjugating folic acid
Feng Chai et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 102(6), 1130-1139 (2013-12-19)
The progress in bone cancer surgery and multimodal treatment concept achieve only modest improvement in the overall survival, due to failure in clearing out residual cancer cells at the surgical margin and extreme side-effects of adjuvant postoperative treatments. Our study
Olga Obrezanova et al.
mAbs, 7(2), 352-363 (2015-03-12)
Aggregation is a common problem affecting biopharmaceutical development that can have a significant effect on the quality of the product, as well as the safety to patients, particularly because of the increased risk of immune reactions. Here, we describe a
Ying-hui Chen et al.
Chinese journal of integrative medicine, 20(8), 624-632 (2013-04-02)
To evaluate apoptotic effects of cisplatin and cordycepin as single agent or in combination with cytotoxicity in oral cancer cells. The influences of cisplatin (2.5 μg/mL) and/or cordycepin treatment (10 or 100 μmol/L) to human OC3 oral cancer cell line
Puay Yong Neo et al.
Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods, 21(2), 218-228 (2014-07-23)
Silk is a versatile and established biomaterial for various tissue engineering purposes. However, it also exhibits strong autofluorescence signals-thereby hindering fluorescence imaging analysis of cells and proteins on silk-derived biomaterials. Sudan Black B (SB) is a lysochrome dye commonly used
Miina Ojansivu et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 21, 190-203 (2015-04-23)
Bioactive glasses are known for their ability to induce osteogenic differentiation of stem cells. To elucidate the mechanism of the osteoinductivity in more detail, we studied whether ionic extracts prepared from a commercial glass S53P4 and from three experimental glasses
Bılal Yılmaz et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 98(1), 56-61 (2015-04-11)
A simple and sensitive GC/MS method for the determination of tramadol and its metabolite (O-desmethyltramadol) in human plasma was developed and validated. Medazepam was used as an internal standard. The calibration curves were linear (r=0.999) over tramadol and O-desmethyltramadol concentrations
A Kumar et al.
Parasite immunology, 37(7), 368-375 (2015-04-01)
Isolation of the soluble exogenous antigens (SEAgs), its immune response study and proteome profiling is an essential prerequisite for understanding the molecular pathogenesis of Leishmania donovani. The immunostimulatory potential of L. donovani SEAgs, purified from culture of L. donovani clinical
Nevena Ivanovic et al.
Food & function, 6(2), 558-565 (2014-12-19)
In this study, two Lactobacillus strains (L. rhamnosus LA68 and L. plantarum WCFS1) were evaluated for their effects on high fat diet induced pathology in mice. The aim was to determine whether the administration of lactic acid bacteria had beneficial
Corina Danciu et al.
Biological research, 48, 1-1 (2015-02-06)
Curcuma longa Linnaeus and Zingiber officinale Roscoe are two main representatives of Zingiberaceae family studied for a wide range of therapeutic properties, including: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, antibacterial, analgesic, immunomodulatory, proapoptotic, anti-human immunodeficiency virus properties and anticancer effects. This study was
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
Tadahide Furuno et al.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 410(1-2), 215-221 (2015-09-10)
Calcium ion (Ca(2+)) uptake into the mitochondrial matrix influences ATP production, Ca(2+) homeostasis, and apoptosis regulation. Ca(2+) uptake across the ion-impermeable inner mitochondrial membrane is mediated by the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU) complex. The MCU complex forms a pore structure
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