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Justin A MacDonald et al.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 535(1), 84-90 (2012-12-12)
The protein prostate-apoptosis response (Par)-4 has been implicated in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction, based largely on studies with the A7r5 cell line. A mechanism has been proposed whereby Par-4 binding to MYPT1 (the myosin-targeting subunit of myosin light
Kristopher E Richardson et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 93(2), 709-717 (2013-03-19)
Antibacterial surfactant mixtures attract widespread interest in the design of consumer product formulations, but often use toxic biocidal agents such as cationic surfactants, triclosan or bleach. To address this, we explored replacing these toxic ingredients with quaternized chitosan microgels, which
Albert Serrà et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 15(35), 14653-14659 (2013-07-31)
Microemulsions have been revealed as feasible templates to grow magnetic nanostructures using an electrodeposition method. Reducing agents are not required and the applied potential has been used as driving force of the nanostructure growth. A systematic study of conductive microemulsion
Nabin Malla et al.
The FEBS journal, 280(12), 2870-2887 (2013-04-23)
Previously, we have shown that a proportion of the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) synthesized by the macrophage cell line THP-1 binds to a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) core protein to form a reduction-sensitive heteromer. It was also shown that the hemopexin-like
Elizabeth K Joseph et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 33(7), 2849-2859 (2013-02-15)
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is unique among a broad range of hyperalgesic agents in that it induces hyperalgesia in rats that is markedly enhanced by repeated mechanical stimulation at the site of administration. Antagonists to the ET-1 receptors, ET(A) and ET(B), attenuated
Helen E Farrell et al.
Journal of virology, 87(7), 4112-4117 (2013-01-25)
The mouse cytomegalovirus chemokine receptor homologue (CKR) M33 is required for salivary gland tropism and efficient reactivation from latency, phenotypes partially rescued by the human cytomegalovirus CKR US28. Herein, we demonstrate that complementation of salivary gland tropism is mediated predominantly
Hadi Shafiee et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 9919-9919 (2015-06-06)
We report a biosensing platform for viral load measurement through electrical sensing of viruses on a flexible plastic microchip with printed electrodes. Point-of-care (POC) viral load measurement is of paramount importance with significant impact on a broad range of applications
Baowei Zhao et al.
Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research, 67(10), 2154-2159 (2013-05-17)
The performance of copper ion removal using sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and its mixtures with Brij 35, Tween 80 (TW80) and Triton X-100 (TX100) by micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) was investigated. The effects of the molar ratio of nonionic surfactant to
Dilip Shrestha et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1840(1), 667-680 (2014-02-01)
Cluster of differentiation 1 (CD1) represents a family of proteins which is involved in lipid-based antigen presentation. Primarily, antigen presenting cells, like B cells, express CD1 proteins. Here, we examined the cell-surface distribution of CD1d, a subtype of CD1 receptors
Sivaram Harendra et al.
Journal of environmental sciences (China), 25(3), 576-584 (2013-08-08)
Surfactants are soil washing agents and facilitators for subsurface remediation of hydrocarbon spills. It is important to understand the sorption and transport behavior of surfactants for enhanced soil remediation. The adsorption and desorption isotherms of cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and
Jian-Jong Liang et al.
Journal of virology, 88(8), 4218-4228 (2014-01-31)
Nanomaterials have the characteristics associated with high surface-to-volume ratios and have been explored for their antiviral activity. Despite some success, cytotoxicity has been an issue in nanomaterial-based antiviral strategies. We previously developed a novel method to fully exfoliate montmorillonite clay
Hirokazu Yokoyama et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 29(3), 857-860 (2012-12-29)
In this report, we present a novel approach for the elucidation of the physicochemical properties of lipid membranes by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) to quantify the heat absorbed during the solubilization of vesicles into TritonX-100 micelles. By using large and
Maryam Ezoddin et al.
Environmental technology, 35(17-20), 2401-2409 (2014-08-26)
A microextraction method based on ultrasound-assisted surfactant-enhanced emulsification using solidification of a floating organic droplet (UASEME-SFO) was evaluated for simultaneous determination of Cd and Ni in water and tea samples followed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. In the UASEME-SFO technique
A Farag et al.
Journal of dental research, 93(12), 1313-1319 (2014-10-02)
The periodontal ligament is the key tissue facilitating periodontal regeneration. This study aimed to fabricate decellularized human periodontal ligament cell sheets for subsequent periodontal tissue engineering applications. The decellularization protocol involved the transfer of intact human periodontal ligament cell sheets
S D Todorov et al.
Beneficial microbes, 3(4), 319-330 (2012-12-14)
Strain ST211CH, identified as a strain of Enterococcus faecium, isolated from Lombo produced a bacteriocin that inhibited the growth of Enterococcus spp., Listeria spp., Klebsiella spp., Lactobacillus spp., Pseudomonas spp., Staphylococcus spp. and Streptococcus spp. The mode of action of
Palanivelu Sengottaiyan et al.
The FEBS journal, 280(3), 965-975 (2012-12-12)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae high-affinity phosphate transporter Pho89 is a member of the inorganic phosphate (Pi) transporter (PiT) family, and shares significant homology with the type III Na(+)/Pi symporters, hPit1 and hPit2. Currently, detailed biochemical and biophysical analyses of Pho89 to
Minjung Chae et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 288(9), 6427-6437 (2013-01-22)
Yeast App1p is a phosphatidate phosphatase (PAP) that associates with endocytic proteins at cortical actin patches. App1p, which catalyzes the conversion of phosphatidate (PA) to diacylglycerol, is unique among Mg(2+)-dependent PAP enzymes in that its reaction is not involved with
Wieke Freudenburg et al.
PloS one, 8(2), e52408-e52408 (2013-02-06)
Autoimmune destruction of insulin producing pancreatic β-cells is the hallmark of type I diabetes. One of the key molecules implicated in the disease onset is the immunoproteasome, a protease with multiple proteolytic sites that collaborates with the constitutive 19S and
Itzel G Godinez et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 174, 106-113 (2012-12-19)
The aggregation, transport and deposition kinetics (i.e. attachment and release) of TiO(2) nanoparticles (nano-TiO(2)) were investigated as a function of ionic strength and the presence of anionic (sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate, SDBS) and non-ionic (Triton X-100) surfactants in 100% critical micelle
N K Amin et al.
Environmental technology, 35(9-12), 1208-1218 (2014-04-08)
The present study is concerned with the removal of copper powder from aqueous solution by cementation on a stationary disc placed inside an agitated vessel. The influence of several parameters on the rate of cementation, such as initial copper sulphate
Ryuji Nakao et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1281, 54-59 (2013-02-13)
A mixed micellar liquid chromatographic (LC) method, the mobile phase consisting of anionic and non-ionic surfactants, has been developed for the high-speed direct radiometabolite analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) radioligands in plasma. The addition of Triton X-100 on an
James M Eaton et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 288(14), 9933-9945 (2013-02-22)
The lipin gene family encodes a class of Mg(2+)-dependent phosphatidic acid phosphatases involved in the de novo synthesis of phospholipids and triglycerides. Unlike other enzymes in the Kennedy pathway, lipins are not integral membrane proteins, and they need to translocate
M Ghaedi et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 33(4), 2338-2344 (2013-03-19)
The present study involves the development of solid-phase extraction (SPE) procedure for the preconcentration of trace amounts of copper (Cu(2+)), iron (Fe(3+)) and zinc (Zn(2+)) ions on duolite XAD 761 modified by bis(2-hydroxyacetophenone)-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediimine(BHAPDMPDI). The complexation between the metal ions and
S N Kozlov et al.
Zhurnal mikrobiologii, epidemiologii, i immunobiologii, (2)(2), 3-12 (2013-06-29)
Detection ofproteases in outer membranes (OM) of ompT+ and ompT- Vibrio cholerae strains of O1 and O139 serogroups. Specific sterile preparations of OM were obtained by lysis of live V. cholerae cells by 4.5 M urea solution with subsequent differential
Wia Baron et al.
Molecular and cellular biology, 35(1), 288-302 (2014-11-05)
Myelin membranes are sheet-like extensions of oligodendrocytes that can be considered membrane domains distinct from the cell's plasma membrane. Consistent with the polarized nature of oligodendrocytes, we demonstrate that transcytotic transport of the major myelin-resident protein proteolipid protein (PLP) is
Hisayoshi Hayashi et al.
PloS one, 8(2), e55623-e55623 (2013-02-14)
The sodium hydrogen exchanger isoform 3 (NHE3) mediates absorption of sodium, bicarbonate and water from renal and intestinal lumina. This activity is fundamental to the maintenance of a physiological plasma pH and blood pressure. To perform this function NHE3 must
Haozhen Ren et al.
Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver, 33(3), 448-458 (2013-01-11)
Hepatic tissue engineering is considered as a possible alternative to liver transplantation for end-stage liver disease. Several methods of decellularization of xenogeneic liver are available to produce three-dimensional organ scaffolds for engineering liver tissues. However, rare studies have examined and
Pil Seok Chae et al.
Molecular bioSystems, 9(4), 626-629 (2013-02-05)
Membrane protein manipulation is a challenging task owing to limited tertiary and quaternary structural stability once the protein has been removed from a lipid bilayer. Such instability can be overcome by embedding membrane proteins in detergent micelles formed from amphiphiles
Martin Alejandro Krasnapolski et al.
Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 141(10), 1727-1738 (2015-02-18)
LM38 murine mammary adenocarcinoma model is formed by LM38-LP (myoepithelial and luminal), LM38-HP (luminal) and LM38-D2 (myoepithelial) cell lines. In a previous work, we had shown that LM38-HP and LM38-D2 cell lines are less malignant than the bicellular LM38-LP cell
Virginia L Gaveglio et al.
FEBS letters, 587(7), 950-956 (2013-02-27)
The aim of the present research was to analyze the pathways for phosphatidic acid metabolism in purified nuclei from liver. Lipid phosphate phosphatase, diacylglycerol lipase, monoacylglycerol lipase and PA-phospholipase type A activities were detected. The presence of lysophosphatidic acid significantly
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