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Goudarz Molaei et al.
PloS one, 10(9), e0136743-e0136743 (2015-09-04)
Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) causes a highly pathogenic mosquito-borne zoonosis that is responsible for sporadic outbreaks of severe illness in humans and equines in the eastern USA. Culiseta (Cs.) melanura is the primary vector of EEEV in most geographic
Yanfang Shen et al.
Journal of drug targeting, 23(6), 568-576 (2015-03-05)
Multifunctional gold nanospheres (MGNs)-loaded with docetaxel (MGN@DTX) were prepared and evaluated for therapeutic efficacy in nude mice bearing human prostate cancer xenografts. MGNs were prepared from PEGylated hollow gold nanospheres (HGNs) coated with folic acid and DTPTT chelate. Then, the
Zilu Li et al.
ACS nano, 9(11), 10778-10789 (2015-10-06)
We have optimized mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) functionalized with pH-sensitive nanovalves for the delivery of the broad spectrum fluoroquinolone moxifloxacin (MXF) and demonstrated its efficacy in treating Francisella tularensis infections both in vitro and in vivo. We compared two different
Catherine F Wise et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(32), 14265-14271 (2015-07-22)
We report a nickel complex containing a conjugated bis-dithiocarbazate ligand that is an active catalyst for the reduction of protons into hydrogen gas. Light-driven hydrogen generation is observed from a system containing this molecular nickel catalyst coupled with a fluorescein
Nahid Moghbel et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 997, 142-145 (2015-06-27)
A reversed-phase HPLC-UV method was developed, optimized, and validated for the separation and quantitation of six target alkaloids from leaves of Nicotiana species (nicotine, nornicotine, anatabine, anabasine, myosmine, and cotinine). A bidentate reversed-phase C18 column was used as stationary phase
Montse Raro et al.
Analytical chemistry, 87(16), 8373-8380 (2015-07-23)
The use of untargeted metabolomics for the discovery of markers is a promising and virtually unexplored tool in the doping control field. Hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight (QTOF) and hybrid quadrupole Orbitrap (Q Exactive) mass spectrometers, coupled to ultrahigh pressure liquid chromatography
Wanyi Tai et al.
Biomaterials, 35(25), 7194-7203 (2014-05-31)
A graft copolymer with pendant drug segments can fold into nanostructures in a protein folding-like manner. The graft copolymer is constructed by directly polymerizing γ-camptothecin-glutamate N-carboxyanhydride (Glu(CPT)-NCA) on multiple sites of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based main chain via the ring open
Gulay Bayramoglu et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 990, 84-95 (2015-04-13)
Lysozyme is an important polypetide used in medical and food applications. We report a novel magnetic strong cation exchange beads for efficient purification of lysozyme from chicken egg white. Magnetic chitosan (MCHT) beads were synthesized via phase inversion method, and
Akiko Ido et al.
Chemosphere, 90(1), 57-64 (2012-09-04)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were mainly used as lubricants and coolants in electrical equipment. However, their chemical stabilities as well as hydrophobic properties caused persistent environmental pollution and damage to human health based on their bioaccumulative property. PCBs are currently targeted
Enrico Andreoli et al.
ChemSusChem, 8(16), 2635-2644 (2015-08-01)
Converting amine-rich compounds into highly effective carbon dioxide (CO2 ) sorbents requires a better understanding and control of their properties. The reaction of fullerene C60 with polyethyleneimine converts the polymer into a high-performance CO2 sorbent. In this study, experimental evidence
Chandan L Barhate et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 898, 128-137 (2015-11-04)
State of the art chiral chromatography still employs 3-5 μm bonded or immobilized chiral selectors in 10-25 cm columns. With the availability of 1.9 μm narrow particle size distribution (NPSD) silica, it is now possible to make ever shorter, high efficiency columns practical
L Sridhar et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 406(21), 5235-5241 (2014-02-21)
Rapid detection and identification of chemical warfare agents and related precursors/degradation products in various environmental matrices is of paramount importance for verification of standards set by the chemical weapons convention (CWC). Nitrogen mustards, N,N-dialkylaminoethyl-2-chlorides, N,N-dialkylaminoethanols, N-alkyldiethanolamines, and triethanolamine, which are
Ana Oliveira et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 28(9), 1263-1270 (2014-09-23)
Morphine is one of the most effective agents for the control of significant pain, primarily metabolized to morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G) and morphine-6-glucuronide (M6G). While M6G is a potent opioid agonist, M3G has no opioid action and seems to have a role
M T Ubeda-Torres et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1380, 96-103 (2015-01-17)
In reversed-phase liquid chromatography in the absence of additives, cationic basic compounds give rise to broad and asymmetrical peaks as a result of ionic interactions with residual free silanols on silica-based stationary phases. Ionic liquids (ILs), added to the mobile
Miranda G M Kok et al.
Talanta, 132, 1-7 (2014-12-06)
In order to assess the utility of a recently developed capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) method for the study of anionic metabolites in urine, a comparison was made with hydrophilic interaction chromatography-MS (HILIC-MS) using negative electrospray ionization. After optimization of the
Xiao-Wen Lu et al.
Electromagnetic biology and medicine, 34(4), 285-292 (2014-04-10)
To study the effects of static magnetic fields (SMF) on the electrophysiological properties of voltage-gated sodium and calcium channels on trigeminal ganglion (TRG) neurons. Acutely dissociated TRG neurons of neonatal SD rats were exposed to 125-mT and 12.5-mT SMF in
Maria Rosecler Miranda Rossetto et al.
Food chemistry, 188, 218-224 (2015-06-05)
Relationships between endogenous levels of polyamines by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and gas chromatography (GC), nitrate and response to the application of ethylene were established between organic and conventional vegetables (broccoli, collard greens, carrots and beets), both raw and cooked.
Sebastian Temme et al.
Circulation, 131(16), 1405-1414 (2015-02-24)
Noninvasive detection of deep venous thrombi and subsequent pulmonary thromboembolism is a serious medical challenge, since both incidences are difficult to identify by conventional ultrasound techniques. Here, we report a novel technique for the sensitive and specific identification of developing
Jiwoong Kwon et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17804-17804 (2015-12-08)
Far-field optical nanoscopy has been widely used to image small objects with sub-diffraction-limit spatial resolution. Particularly, reversible saturable optical fluorescence transition (RESOLFT) nanoscopy with photoswitchable fluorescent proteins is a powerful method for super-resolution imaging of living cells with low light
Luo Fang et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 29(12), 1937-1940 (2015-05-28)
The quantification of intracranial gefitinib (GEF) exposure is limited owing to the sensitivity of analytical equipment. Although mass spectrometry (MS) is the preferred method because of its high sensitivity, the equipment is not available in many laboratories, especially in developing
Yin-Chih Fu et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 10(11), 4583-4596 (2014-07-23)
Nanoparticles (NP) that target bone tissue were developed using PLGA-PEG (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-polyethylene glycol) diblock copolymers and bone-targeting moieties based on aspartic acid, (Asp)(n(1,3)). These NP are expected to enable the transport of hydrophobic drugs. The molecular structures were examined by
Hubert Tseng et al.
Tissue engineering. Part A, 20(19-20), 2634-2645 (2014-04-10)
The recapitulation of the material properties and structure of the native aortic valve leaflet, specifically its anisotropy and laminate structure, is a major design goal for scaffolds for heart valve tissue engineering. Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels are attractive scaffolds for
Seung Hwan Lee et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 71, 179-185 (2015-04-25)
A bioelectronic nose based on a novel microfluidic system (μBN) was fabricated to detect gaseous trimethylamine (TMA) in real-time. Single-walled carbon nanotube-field effect transistors (SWNT-FETs) were functionalized with olfactory receptor-derived peptides (ORPs) that can recognize the TMA molecules. The ORP-coated
Krassimira Yoncheva et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 490(1-2), 298-307 (2015-06-01)
The aim of the present study was to develop curcumin loaded cationic polymeric micelles and to evaluate their loading, preservation of curcumin antioxidant activity and intracellular uptake ability. The micelles were prepared from a triblock copolymer consisting of poly(ϵ-caprolactone) and
Hannah Coyle et al.
The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(4), 335-359 (2014-07-08)
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of cognitive training, specifically computerized cognitive training (CCT) and virtual reality cognitive training (VRCT), programs for individuals living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia and therefore at high risk
Poguang Wang et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 26(10), 1713-1721 (2015-06-28)
N-(2-(Bromomethyl)benzyl)-N,N-diethylethanaminium bromide, that we designate as CAX-B (cationic xylyl-bromide), is presented as a derivatization reagent for increasing sensitivity in mass spectrometry. Because of its aryl bromomethyl moiety, CAX-B readily labels compounds having an active hydrogen. In part, a CAX-tagged analyte
Murthy Jonnada et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1409, 166-172 (2015-08-01)
An organic monolithic column based on the co-polymerization of 2-naphthyl methacrylate (NAPM) as the functional monomer and trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TRIM) as the crosslinker was introduced for high performance reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPC). The co-polymerization was performed in situ in a
Kevin Chan et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 21(46), 16434-16447 (2015-10-03)
Water-soluble cationic alkynylplatinum(II) 2,6-bis(benzimidazol-2'-yl)pyridine (bzimpy) complexes have been demonstrated to undergo supramolecular assembly with anionic polyelectrolytes in aqueous buffer solution. Metal-metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MMLCT) absorptions and triplet MMLCT ((3) MMLCT) emissions have been found in UV/Vis absorption and emission spectra
Michał Szumski et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1373, 114-123 (2014-12-04)
A novel, cholesterol-based polymeric monolithic stationary phase for capillary liquid chromatography, was prepared by thermally initiated in-situ polymerization. Cholesteryl methacrylate (CholMA) was used as a functional monomer and trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TRIM) was a cross-linker, while azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) was an initiator.
Dongwei Guo et al.
Journal of virology, 88(17), 9504-9513 (2014-06-13)
Limitations of antiretroviral therapy (ART) include poor patient adherence, drug toxicities, viral resistance, and failure to penetrate viral reservoirs. Recent developments in nanoformulated ART (nanoART) could overcome such limitations. To this end, we now report a novel effect of nanoART
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