1. Antimicrobial properties of highly efficient photocatalytic TiO2 nanotubes

    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 176-177:70 (2015)

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  2. Characterization and evaluation of synthetic riluzole with β-cyclodextrin and 2,6-di-O-methyl-β-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes.

    Carbohydrate polymers 129:9 (2015) PMID 26050882

    β-Cyclodextrin (β-CD) and 2,6-di-O-methyl-β-cyclodextrin (DM-β-CD) inclusion complexes with riluzole (RLZ) were prepared to improve water solubility and broaden potential pharmaceutical applications. CDs/RLZ inclusion complexes were confirmed via phase solubility studies, FT-IR spectroscopy, PXR...
  3. Effectiveness of Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy Stents in Coronary Artery and Femoral Artery.

    Journal Of Interventional Cardiology 28(4):358 (2015) PMID 26224391

    To access the biocompatibility, effectiveness, and safety of biodegradable magnesium (Mg) alloy stent (BMAS) in the coronary artery and femoral artery. Atherosclerosis is a lesion of cardiovascular system, including the diseases in heart and blood vessels. The aluminum (Al) and zinc (Zn)-based B...
  4. Comparative fine mapping of the Wax 1 (W1) locus in hexaploid wheat.

    Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128(8):1595 (2015) PMID 25957646

    By applying comparative genomics analyses, a high-density genetic linkage map of the Wax 1 ( W1 ) locus was constructed as a framework for map-based cloning. Glaucousness is described as the scattering effect of visible light from wax deposited on the cuticle of plant aerial organs. In wheat, th...
  5. Modulation of the brain activity in outcome evaluation by the presence of an audience: An electrophysiological investigation.

    Brain research 1615:139 (2015) PMID 25935695

    The audience effect refers to the phenomenon that one׳s performance on a task is affected by the presence of others. Here we investigated how the audience effect modulates the neurocognitive signatures underlying people׳s evaluation of their own task performance/outcome. Participants in our stud...
  6. Role of Extracellular Structures of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Initial Attachment to Biotic and Abiotic Surfaces.

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81(14):4720 (2015) PMID 25956766

    Infection by human pathogens through the consumption of fresh, minimally processed produce and solid plant-derived foods is a major concern of the U.S. and global food industries and of public health services. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a frequent and potent foodborne pathogen...
  7. Functional-segregated coumarin-containing telodendrimer nanocarriers for efficient delivery of SN-38 for colon cancer treatment.

    Acta Biomaterialia 21:85 (2015) PMID 25910639 PMCID PMC4446163

    Four coumarin-containing telodendrimers (denoted as P-I, P-II, P-III and P-IV) were designed and synthesized to self-assemble into the corresponding nanoparticles. Of those, two nanoparticles (P-II and P-IV micelles) were screened and selected for targeted drug delivery of 7-ethyl-10-hydroxy cam...
  8. Improving the quality of Laminaria japonica-based diet for Apostichopus japonicus through degradation of its algin content with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens WB1.

    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99(14):5843 (2015) PMID 25895094

    Laminaria japonica feedstuff is used as a substitute for Sargassum thunbergii in the small-scale culturing of Apostichopus japonicus (sea cucumber) because of its abundant sources and low price in China. However, the difficulty associated with the degradation of algin by A. japonicus and, hence,...
  9. Inhibitory mechanisms of celastrol on human liver cytochrome P450 1A2, 2C19, 2D6, 2E1 and 3A4.

    Xenobiotica 45(7):571 (2015) PMID 25811791

    1. The present study was conducted to examine the possibility of herb-drug interaction by celastrol, which is a main compound isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F. using human liver microsomes with cocktail methods. Focused on its inhibitory manner on the metabolism of model probe substra...
  10. Human embryonic stem cell-derived pancreatic endoderm alleviates diabetic pathology and improves reproductive outcome in C57BL/KsJ-Lep(db/+) gestational diabetes mellitus mice.

    Nutrition Research 35(7):603 (2015) PMID 26066567

    Gestational diabetes mellitus is a condition commonly encountered during mid to late pregnancy with pathologic manifestations including hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, and fetal maldevelopment. The cause of gestational diabetes mellitus can be attributed to both genetic and ...
  11. Identification and validation of reference genes for the detection of serum microRNAs by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction in patients with bladder cancer.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 12(1):615 (2015) PMID 25738263

    Serum microRNAs (miRNAs) have been proposed as novel non-invasive biomarkers for the early detection of cancer. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is the most commonly used method for investigating miRNA expression levels, however, the interpretation of RT-qPC...
  12. Smoking-related thoughts and microbehaviours, and their predictive power for quitting.

    Tobacco Control 24(4):354 (2015) PMID 24570098

    Negative attitudes to smoking are well-established predictors of intentions to quit and quit behaviours, but less attention has been given to whether quitting is influenced by smoking-related thoughts and microbehaviours that reflect a concern about smoking. This paper aimed to describe the occu...
  13. Ethanol Gas Detection Using a Yolk-Shell (Core-Shell) α-Fe2O3 Nanospheres as Sensing Material.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(23):13098 (2015) PMID 26010465

    Three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures of α-Fe2O3 materials, including both hollow sphere-shaped and yolk-shell (core-shell)-shaped, have been successfully synthesized via an environmentally friendly hydrothermal approach. By expertly adjusting the reaction time, the solid, hollow, and yolk-shell...
  14. Regeneration of iron-based adsorptive media used for removing arsenic from groundwater.

    Water Research 77:85 (2015) PMID 25846985

    Adsorptive media technology is regarded as a simple, low cost method of removing arsenic from drinking water particularly for small systems. Currently, when the effluent of a treatment system reaches the USEPA maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 ug/L, the exhausted media is removed and replace...
  15. Analysis of Different Fates of DNA Adducts in Adipocytes Post-sulfur Mustard Exposure in Vitro and in Vivo Using a Simultaneous UPLC-MS/MS Quantification Method.

    Chemical Research in Toxicology 28(6):1224 (2015) PMID 25955432

    Sulfur mustard (SM) is a powerful alkylating vesicant that can rapidly penetrate skin, ocular, and lung bronchus mucous membranes and react with numerous nucleophiles in vivo. Although the lesion mechanisms of SM remain unclear, DNA damage is believed to be the most crucial factor in initiating ...
  16. Natural T Cell-mediated Protection against Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza. Results of the Flu Watch Cohort Study.

    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Ca... 191(12):1422 (2015) PMID 25844934 PMCID PMC4476562

    A high proportion of influenza infections are asymptomatic. Animal and human challenge studies and observational studies suggest T cells protect against disease among those infected, but the impact of T-cell immunity at the population level is unknown. To investigate whether naturally preexistin...
  17. Fe3O4 nanoflakes in an N-doped carbon matrix as high-performance anodes for lithium ion batteries.

    Nanoscale 7(22):10123 (2015) PMID 25981670

    Fe3O4 nanoflakes in an N-doped carbon matrix (Fe3O4 NF@NC) were prepared by solvothermal synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoflakes and in situ polymerization of pyrrole on the surface of Fe3O4 followed by heat treatment. The Fe3O4 NF@NC is composed of Fe3O4 nanoflakes with a width of 50-60 nm and a thicknes...
  18. Characterizing ozone pollution in a petrochemical industrial area in Beijing, China: a case study using a chemical reaction model.

    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187(6):377 (2015) PMID 26013656

    This study selected a petrochemical industrial complex in Beijing, China, to understand the characteristics of surface ozone (O3) in this industrial area through the on-site measurement campaign during the July-August of 2010 and 2011, and to reveal the response of local O3 to its precursors' em...
  19. Downregulation of urinary cell-free microRNA-214 as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in bladder cancer.

    Journal of Surgical Oncology 111(8):992 (2015) PMID 25975233

    We aimed to investigate potential of urinary cell-free microRNA-214 (miR-214) as a noninvasive biomarker for bladder cancer in this report. We screened miR-214 expression in medium from 2 bladder cancer cell lines to determine whether it is secretory. Then we validated expression of cell-free mi...
  20. Morningness-eveningness and risk taking.

    Journal of Psychology 149(4):394 (2015) PMID 25901637

    Depending on individual differences in biological rhythms and diurnal preferences, people have long been described as either "larks" or "owls." Larks and owls differ greatly in personality aspects, but from the behavioral perspective it is unclear whether they have significant differences in ter...