Papers by Keyword: UHPLC-TOF/MS Method

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Authors: Matiss Pals, Ieva Putna-Nimane, Juris Kostjukovs, Jūlija Karasa, Solvita Kostjukova, Ilva Nakurte
Abstract: Organoclays have potential to be used as additives in various facade paints and other finishing materials. Such new innovative materials must be rigorously tested for them to have no impact on environment. Focus of this study was to develop HPLC – TOF/MS method for determining quaternary ammonium salts in various material washing solutions and to determine organoclay toxicity by performing acute toxicity test on Daphnia magna. From the obtained results, it was possible to conclude that organoclays can be safely used as additives in various materials with low or no impact on environment. We determined that organoclays are significantly less toxic then some quaternary ammonium salts on its own.
Authors: Ilva Nakurte, Kaspars Jekabsons, Elina Zandberga, Arturs Abols, Aija Line, Ruta Muceniece
Abstract: The detection and profiling of disease-specific extracellular vesicles (EVs) from body fluids has been challenging research area during recent years. However, the question – can EVs surface proteins be exploited as a credible tool for early cancer diagnosis – is still not answered. Objective of the current study was to find out whether hypoxia induces differences in protein profiles of EVs released from hypoxic human colorectal cancer cells SW480 (EVHyp) and EVs released from these cells grown in normoxic conditions – EVNorm. Obtained results show differences in EVs surface protein samples. Some protein fragments were found only or mostly in EVHyp surface protein samples. Finding of one or two such EVHyp protein fragments allows us to suggest that deciphered EVHyp surface proteins might be indices of hypoxia-induced proteome changes and might serve as a hint to find a cancer specific protein.
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