Triterpenoids accounted for 20% and 65% by mass of flower and leaf waxes, respectively, which suggest that heather leaves represent a PFTα very promising source of these compounds. Ursolic acid was the principal triterpenoid in the cuticular wax of both organs, whereas among the neutral triterpenes, friedelin and uvaol were the most abundant in flowers and leaves, respectively. This report provides the
first thorough overview of the triterpenoid composition of cuticular waxes of heather.”
“We report the fabrication process, magnetic behavior, as well as the surface modification of ferromagnetic microdisks suspended in aqueous solution. They posses unique properties such as high magnetization of saturation, zero remanence due to spin vortex formation, intrinsic spin
resonance at low frequencies, and the capability of delivering various biomolecules at once. Furthermore, because of their anisotropic shape, our magnetic particles rotate under alternating magnetic fields of small amplitude. This can be used to promote the idea of advanced therapies, which include combined drug delivery Vadimezan inhibitor and magnetomechanical cell destruction when targeting tumor cells. The approach enables us to fabricate suitable magnetic carriers with excellent size tolerances, and then release them from the wafer into solution, ready for surface modification and therapeutic use. The particles have a magnetic core and are covered with few nanometers of gold on each side to provide stability at ambient conditions as well as biocompatibility and selective adhesion functions. A successful attempt to bind thiolates, including SH-modified antibody, to the disk’s surface was demonstrated. (C) 2009 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.3061685]“
“Insulin detemir is the
first member of a new class of long-acting soluble insulin analogues capable of maintaining the basal level MK-2206 of insulin in humans. In this preliminary study, we investigated the timeaction profiles of insulin detemir in normal and diabetic dogs since the use of insulin detemir in canines has yet to be determined. Eight animals were used in our study (three normal and five insulin dependent diabetic dogs). Time-action profiles of insulin detemir were monitored in normal dogs using an artificial pancreas apparatus under euglycemic condition. Blood sampling was performed at 2 h intervals post feeding, with insulin administration, in insulin dependent diabetic dogs. Time-action profiles of insulin detemir, in normal dogs, demonstrated that insulin detemir is a long-lasting preparation similar to what has been observed in humans.