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BACKGROUND Tissue engineering using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a recent therapeutic modality that has several advantages. MSCs have high proliferation potential and may be manipulated to permit differentiation before being transplanted, suggesting they may be an ideal candidate for regenerative procedures. Precise identification of cells capable of(More)
Simulation studies have predicted that maximum lipase activity is reached with fed-batch operation strategies. In this work, two different fed-batch operational strategies have been studied: constant substrate feeding rate and specific growth rate control. A constant substrate feeding rate strategy showed that maximum aqueous lipolytic activity (55 U/mL)(More)
The separation and simultaneous determination of doxorubicin, daunorubicin and idarubicin was investigated using capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection. Because the three anthracycline antibiotics were similar in structure and mass, careful manipulation of the electroosmotic flow and electrophoretic mobilities was required. A(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet-rich plasma is a blood-derived fraction that contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. It was proposed that the use of this platelet concentrate stimulates tissue repair. However, little is known about the biologic response of gingival fibroblasts to platelet's derived growth factors. In the present study, we(More)
Periodontal disease is one of the most common conditions affecting humans, and current treatment strategies, which focus on the removal and long-term control of dental plaque, are generally successful in eliminating active disease and promoting tissue repair. However, regeneration of the supporting structures of the tooth remains an elusive goal and a(More)
A sensitive and rapid capillary electrophoretic method combined with laser-induced fluorescence detection has been developed for the determination of ambroxol. Samples were derivatized with 5 x 10(-4) M fluorescein isothiocyanate. A linear relationship between concentration and peak area was obtained in the concentration range 0.008-42 microg ml(-1) with a(More)
A flow-injection method for the determination of tiopronin in the range 1 x 10(-7)-7 x 10(-5) M is described. The procedure is based on the chemiluminescent reaction of tiopronin with cerium(i.v.) in sulphuric acid medium using rhodamine 6G and quinine as fluorophors. The flow-injection method is rapid and precise and allows measurements of up to 80(More)
Early diagnosis of Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is critically important for control of the disease. Two new commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) based on different methodologies have been developed. In the present report, the 2 ELISAs were compared using blood samples from experimentally and(More)
The migration behavior of raloxifene was investigated by capillary electrophoresis (CE). The influence of different parameters (nature and concentration of the running buffer, pH and applied voltage) on migration time, peak symmetry and efficiency was systematically investigated. A buffer consisting of 20mM acetate buffer of pH 4.5 was found to provide a(More)
A sensitive method for the determination of omeprazole and its metabolites has been developed. It involves an automated solid phase extraction (SPE) procedure and capillary electrophoresis with UV detection. Omeprazole, hydroxyomeprazole and omeprazole sulfone could be separated by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography using a background(More)