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Structure-based pharmacophore models were built by using LigandScout and used for virtual screening of the SPECS database to identify new potential 11beta-HSD1 inhibitors. As a refinement of the results obtained from virtual 3D pharmacophore screening, the best fitting virtual hits were subjected to docking study. The resulting compounds were tested in an(More)
Vortex-assisted liquid-liquid microextraction followed by high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection was applied to determine Isocarbophos, Parathion-methyl, Triazophos, Phoxim and Chlorpyrifos-methyl in water samples. 1-Bromobutane was used as the extraction solvent, which has a higher density than water and low toxicity. Centrifugation and(More)
A novel low-density solvent-based vortex-assisted surfactant-enhanced-emulsification liquid-liquid microextraction with the solidification of floating organic droplet method coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography was developed for the determination of 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol, phoxim and chlorpyrifos-methyl in water samples. In this method,(More)
Rapid detection and enumeration of target microorganisms is considered as a powerful tool for monitoring bioremediation process that typically involves cleaning up polluted environments with functional microbes. A novel colorimetric assay is presented based on immunomagnetic capture and bacterial intrinsic peroxidase activity for rapidly detecting(More)
We propose a biosensor by exploiting localized plasmons in graphene and biomolecule adsorption on it. Numerical simulations demonstrate that the sensitivity of such a device can achieve a high value of up to 1697 nm/RIU (refractive index unit) when the wavelength shift at the plasmon resonance is detected. The transparent substrate supporting graphene can(More)
Selective inhibitors of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1) have considerable potential as treatments for type 2 diabetes. Presented herein are the syntheses, structure-activity relationships, and efficacy evaluation of 4-(phenylsulfonamidomethyl)benzamides as 11beta-HSD1 inhibitors. Through modification of our initial lead 5, we have(More)
Two Gram-staining-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacterial strains, SG-1T and SG-2, were isolated from a saline soil sample and a compost sample, respectively. The cells were non-motile rods that occurred singly or in chains, and endospores were not observed under tested growth conditions. Optimum growth occurred at 50 °C, pH 7.5-8.0 and with 5-7 % (w/v)(More)
Cellular senescence, which can be defined as a stress response preventing the propagation of cells that have accumulated potentially oncogenic alterations, is invariably associated with a permanent cell cycle arrest. Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) as a member of polycomb group proteins and its targets include cell cycle regulatory proteins, which govern(More)
The failure of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) is closely correlated with memory decline in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Radial glial-like cells (RGLs) localized to the adult DG generate intermediate progenitor cells and immature neurons and thus contribute to adult hippocampus neurogenesis. Memantine (MEM) has been indicated to(More)