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Zinc has antioxidative properties and plays an important role in scavenging reactive oxygen species. We hypothesized that in the absence of Zn, the possibility of increased oxidative damage exists that would contribute to poor sperm quality. Therefore, measurement of seminal Zn in the seminal plasma of males with a history of subfertility or idiopathic(More)
The first cDNA from lampyridae encoding a glow-worm luciferase from lantern mRNA of Lampyris turkestanicus has been cloned, sequenced, the amino acid sequence predicted, and the sequence reported to GenBank. The cDNA was 1644 base pairs in length and coding a 547-residue protein. The deduced amino acid sequence of the luciferase gene of L. turkestanicus(More)
OBJECTIVES Eriobotrya japonica belongs to the Rosaceae. Studies have shown that the flowers of this plant are rich in phenolic and flavonoid compounds. Accorrdingly, the evaluation of antioxidative effects of Eriobotrya japonica Flower Extract (EJFE) have been performed in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this study, to investigate the influences of(More)
The cDNA of a firefly luciferase from lantern mRNA of Lampyroidea maculata has been cloned, sequenced and functionally expressed. The cDNA has an open reading frame of 1647 bp and codes for a 548-residue-long polypeptide. Noteworthy, sequence comparison as well as homology modeling showed the highest degree of similarity with H. unmunsana and L. mingrelica(More)
The chemiluminescence arising from the reaction of bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate (TCPO) with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of acriflavine has been studied. The relationship between the chemiluminescence intensity and concentrations of TCPO, H2O2, acriflavine and the base sodium salicylate are reported. The kinetic parameters for the(More)
We report herein the development of a novel chemiluminescence system based on simultaneous introducing of synthetic coumarin derivatives and chitosan-induced Au/Ag alloy NPs on the luminol CL system and suggest how it may be useful for determination of glucose. Chitosan-induced Au/Ag nanoalloys in the coumarin derivatives intensified-luminol CL system, in(More)
The quenching effect of L-cysteine and L-methionine on strong chemiluminescence of bis-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate-H(2)O(2) system in the presence of 7-amino-4-trifluoromethylcumarin was studied. The chemiluminescence parameters were evaluated from computer fitting of the resulting intensity-time plots. Both systems resulted in Stern-Volmer plots in the(More)
Quinoxaline derivatives are a great interest as fluorescent emitters for peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence. Reaction of peroxyoxalates such as bis-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate with H2O2 can transfer energy to fluorophore via formation of dioxetanedione intermediate. Two quinoxaline derivatives used as a fluorophore in this study which produce a green light(More)
A novel glucose biosensor based on the chemiluminescence (CL) detection of enzymatically generated H(2)O(2) was constructed by the effective immobilization of glucose oxidase (GOD)/carbon-nanotubes (CNTs)/gold nanoparticles (GNPs) in nafion film on graphite support. The influences of various experimental parameters such as solution pH, the action time of(More)
Iranian firefly larvae, Lampyris turkestanicus collected from north of Iran and their luciferin were analyzed by HPLC, TLC, MS and spectroscopic Fourier transform ([FT]-IR, FT-NMR, UV and fluorescence) methods. The results showed that luciferin in L turkestanicus lanterns was the same as in the American firefly, Photinus pyralis and synthetic D-luciferin.