Search for: protein-degradation
Protein degradation and RNA efflux of viruses photocatalyzed by graphene-tungsten oxide composite under visible light irradiation, Article Journal of Physical Chemistry C ; Volume 116, Issue 17 , 2012 , Pages 9653-9659 ; 19327447 (ISSN) ; Choobtashani, M ; Ghaderi, E ; Sharif University of Technology
Graphene-tungsten oxide composite thin films with sheetlike surface morphology were fabricated and applied in photoinactivation of viruses under visible light irradiation. Using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, it was found that the chemically exfoliated graphene oxide sheets incorporated in the tungsten oxide film reduced through a visible light photocatalytic reduction. In addition, annealing the films at 450 °C in air resulted in formation of W-C and W-O-C bonds to obtain graphene-tungsten oxide composite films. The composite films fabricated by this method showed an excellent visible light photocatalytic performance in photoinactivation of bacteriophage MS2 viruses, as compared to...
Comparing the effects of endurance and resistance trainings on gene expression involved in protein synthesis and degradation signaling pathways of Wistar rat soleus muscle, Article Tehran University Medical Journal ; Volume 77, Issue 11 , 2020 , Pages 668-677 ; Seifabad, M ; Asad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2020
Background: Skeletal muscle mass, which is regulated by a balance between muscle protein synthesis and degradation, is an important factor for movement to meet everyday needs, especially in pathological conditions and aging. The purpose of the present investigation was to compare the alterations of the gene expression involved in muscle protein synthesis and degradation signaling pathways induced by two exercise training protocols. Methods: Eight weeks old Wistar rats have been assigned to the present experimental study, which was conducted from August 2018 to October 2018 at the animal laboratory of Tehran University. They were randomly divided into two resistance and endurance training...
Integrative Utilization of Microenvironments, Biomaterials and Computational Techniques for Advanced Tissue Engineering, Article Journal of Biotechnology ; Volume 212 , 2015 , Pages 71-89 ; 01681656 (ISSN) ; Mohammadaliha, N ; Mohseni, M ; Sharif University of Technology
This review aims to propose the integrative implementation of microfluidic devices, biomaterials, and computational methods that can lead to a significant progress in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine researches. Simultaneous implementation of multiple techniques can be very helpful in addressing biological processes. Providing controllable biochemical and biomechanical cues within artificial extracellular matrix similar to in vivo conditions is crucial in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine researches. Microfluidic devices provide precise spatial and temporal control over cell microenvironment. Moreover, generation of accurate and controllable spatial and temporal...
Chaperones promote remarkable solubilization of salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis flagellin expressed in escherichia coli, Article Protein and Peptide Letters ; Volume 27, Issue 3 , 2020 , Pages 210-218 ; Sadeghi, Z ; Tarahomjoo, S ; Yaghmaie, S ; Sharif University of Technology
Bentham Science Publishers 2020
Background: Flagellin of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (SEF) stimulates immune responses to both itself and coapplied antigens. It is therefore used in vaccine development and immunotherapy. Removal of pathogenic S. enterica ser. Enteritidis from SEF production process is advantageous due to the process safety improvement. The protein solubility analysis using SDS-PAGE indicated that 53.49% of SEF expressed in Escherichia coli formed inclusion bodies. However, the protein recovery from inclusion bodies requires a complex process with a low yield. Objective: We thus aim to study possibility of enhancing SEF expression in E. coli in soluble form using chemical and molecular...
Challenges and future prospects for the delivery of biologics: oral mucosal, pulmonary, and transdermal routes, Article AAPS Journal ; Volume 19, Issue 3 , 2017 , Pages 652-668 ; 15507416 (ISSN) ; Fathe, K. R ; Brunaugh, A ; Ferrati, S ; Li, S ; Montenegro Nicolini, M ; Mousavikhamene, Z ; McConville, J. T ; Prausnitz, M. R ; Smyth, H. D. C ; Sharif University of Technology
Springer New York LLC 2017
Biologic products are large molecules such as proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, etc., which have already produced many new drugs for clinical use in the last decades. Due to the inherent challenges faced by biologics after oral administration (e.g., acidic stomach pH, digestive enzymes, and limited permeation through the gastrointestinal tract), several alternative routes of administration have been investigated to enable sufficient drug absorption into systemic circulation. This review describes the buccal, sublingual, pulmonary, and transdermal routes of administration for biologics with relevant details of the respective barriers. While all these routes avoid transit through the...