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It is well known that yeast cells survive environmental stresses such as desiccation and freezing and there is evidence that these phenomena may be related to the presence of trehalose in the cells. However, the molecular mechanism by which trehalose might exert an influence on cell functions remains unknown. In this report, thermogravimetry and(More)
We developed a rapid screening method for determination of pK(a) of candidate drugs by pressure-assisted capillary electrophoresis (CE) coupled with a photodiode array detector. Application of pressure during CE analysis allowed completion of one CE run in less than 1 min, and the obtained pH-metric mobility shifts as well as pH-metric UV spectrum were(More)
 The effects of a large species of anecic earthworm, Martiodrilus carimaguensis Jiménez and Moreno, on soil C and N dynamics were investigated in a native savanna and a man-made pasture of the eastern plains of Colombia. We compared, across time (11 months), the total C, total N, NH+ 4 and NO– 3 contents in the earthworm casts, the underlying soil and the(More)
A coated capillary modified with a cationic polymer was developed by using a novel coating procedure, successive multiple ionic-polymer (SMIL) coating. The SMIL coating was achieved by first attaching the cationic polymer to the capillary inner wall, and then the anionic polymer to the cationic polymer layer, and finally the cationic polymer to the anionic(More)
The cholyl-adenylate, covalently bound 3alpha, 7alpha, 12alpha-trihydroxy-5beta-cholanoic acid (cholic acid) with adenosine 5'-monophosphate having an acid anhydride linkage, has been characterized by means of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry in an incubation mixture with a rat liver microsomal fraction. The authentic specimen of cholyl-adenylate was(More)
Sphingolipid metabolites ceramide, sphingomyelin, sphingosine, psycosine, sphingosylphosphorylcholine, and dimethylsphingosine were separated and simulataneously quantitated by liquid chromatography/ionspray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/ MS). The use of glassware throughout minimized losses due to adsorption and the pretreatment of this method(More)
FTIR spectra were obtained for several different states of trehalose including dihydrate crystal, anhydrous form II (designated by Gil, A. M.; Belton, P. S.; Felix V. Spectrochim. Acta 1996, A52, 1649-1659), anhydrate crystal, dried melt, amorphous solid and aqueous solution. From the observation of the symmetric and antisymmetric stretch vibrations of the(More)
A new analytical method employing liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) with a column-switching system was developed for quantitative determination of leukotriene E4 (LTE4) in human urine. A column-switching system using a trapping column, which concentrates the analyte and removes salts and other water-soluble contaminants, allowed(More)
An enantioselective high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of E3810, a new anti-ulcer agent, in Beagle dog plasma and rat plasma has been developed. After extraction from plasma with ethyl acetate, E3810 enantiomers were measured by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography on a Chiralcel OD-R column. The(More)