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Design and evaluation of novel fluorescent molecular probes targeting cathepsin B
Lysosomal cysteine proteinase cathepsin B (CTB) is a member of the cysteine protease family known to participate in intracellular degradation processes and protein turnover in the lysosomes of healthy cells. Cathepsin B ...
Humoral immunity in patients with chronic kidney disease and their response to pneumococcal immunization
In northwestern Ontario the Indigenous First Nations (FN) population have an increased prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is an increased rate of infectious disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae ...
Interaction of lignin derivatives with polymers, ions and soft surfaces in aqueous systems
Lignin is one of the most abundant biopolymers on earth which has recently gained considerable attention due to its unique potentials to be used in many applications. Many efforts have been made in improving the compatibility ...
Carboxyalkylated cullulose nanocrystals for novel applications
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), rigid rod-like nanoparticles, are derived from cellulose through acid hydrolysis and are considered as emerging nanomaterials according to their beneficial properties and commercial availability. ...