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- 1Akin, Oguz
- 1Breitkreutz, Dylan Y
- 1Di Pardo, Alba
- 1Fontaine, Melanie A
- 1Jin, Liejiang
- 1Landry, Breanne K
Introduction: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are increasing at an alarming rate globally. A common feature in these conditions is increased adiposity leading to insulin resistance (IR). Dyslipidemia is a major contributing...
Protein prenylation is the post-translational addition of isoprenoid lipid moieties to proteins, which regulates their subcellular localization and function. Farnesyl or geranylgeranyl isoprenoids are covalently linked to cysteines residues in a C-terminal prenylation recognition sequence in...
Petroleum-derived polymers have applications in various industrial sectors including packaging, aerospace, automotive, adhesives, cosmetics, construction, medical and other industrial fields. Recently, due to dwindling fossil fuel resources and environmental concerns, both academia and industry...
Lipidomics is a research field that attempts to achieve the comprehensive analysis of the entire lipidome in a biological system. The emergence and rapid expansion of lipidomic studies is driven by the great advances in chromatographic separation and mass spectrometry. For this dissertation, I...
J-Coupling Effects on Quantification of the 1.3 ppm Lipid Methylene Resonance with In-Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at 3 TDownload
Quantification of 1.3 ppm lipid methylene protons by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy has been shown to be relevant to a number of diseases. Additionally, T2 estimation of 1.3 ppm methylene protons has been used to grade the metastatic potential of colon tumours. J-coupling...
Protein silencing by small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a promising treatment strategy for cancer as over-expression of proteins is largely responsible for cancer cells’ infinite proliferation, evasion of cell death and multi-drug resistance. However, siRNAs require a carrier as their biological...
In-line Ozonolysis coupled to Mass Spectrometry- A New Dimension of Structural Determination for LipidsDownload
The location of double bonds within unsaturated lipids can greatly affect their biological functions. Liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC/MS) has become a powerful tool for lipid separation and structural elucidation. However, the determination of double bond position remains...
Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor and cognitive symptoms. In HD patients, the protein huntingtin contains an abnormal expansion of a polyglutamine tract, which leads to the selective dysfunction and death of striatal and cortical neurons. Among other...
Coupling supercritical CO2 extraction with membrane separation leads to energy savings by recycling CO2 at supercritical state while separating extract components. Commercially available polyamide-based membranes are commonly used with coupled systems due to their availability and robust...