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The need for more environmentally sound strategies of plant protection has become a driving force in physiological entomology to combat insect pests more efficiently. Since neuropeptides regulate key biological processes, these “special agents” or their synthetic analogues, mimetics, agonists or antagonists may be useful tools. We examined brain-suboesophageal ganglia and corpora cardiaca-corpora allata complexes of the cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae , in order to obtain clues about possible peptide candidates which may be appropriate for the biological control of this pest. With the aid of bioassays, reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry, five neuropeptides were unequivocally identified and the presence of a further three were inferred solely by comparing mass spectra with known peptides. Only one neuropeptide with adipokinetic capability was identified in M. brassicae . Data from the established homologous bioassay indicated that the cabbage moths rely on a lipid-based metabolism which is aided by an adipokinetic hormone (viz. Manse-AKH) that had previously been isolated in many different lepidopterans. Other groups of neuropeptides identified in this study are: FLRFamides, corazonin, allatostatin and pheromonotropic peptide.

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the above mention techniques, and was therefore used in the pharmacokinetic study of letrozole. For determination of PLB, there are few validated reversed-phase HPLC with photodiode array detection (RP-HPLC–PDA) methods for determination of PLB

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Plants of the Malvaceae family are very rich in phenolic compounds. TLC, 2D TLC, and RP HPLC have been used for qualitative analysis of phenolic acids and flavonoids in the flowers of Lavatera trimestris L. Four aglycones, seven glycosides and eleven phenolic acids were identified in the plant, most for the first time. Quantitative analysis of phenolic compounds was also performed.

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Stachys palustris L. (Lamiaceae) contains the iridoids harpagide and acetylharpagide. The presence of other components, for example aucubin, can be revealed by TLC and RP HPLC. A readily applicable simple TLC-densitometric method for analysis of aqueous extracts of the plants has been established for comparative studies of aucubin-like iridoids in Stachys palustris .

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Ultracentrifugation was used as a non-destructive method to separate dough into liquid, gel, gluten, starch and bottom phases. The protein composition in the different phases was investigated for dough prepared from spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The SDS-PAGE, SE-HPLC and RP-HPLC methods were used for the analysis. The wheat protein composition of the liquid and gel phases consisted of albumins, globulins and traces of gliadins and glutenins. The gluten phase contained proteins extractable with all the extraction buffers used. A similar protein composition was found in the starch and bottom phases, but in considerably lower amounts. Specific LMW glutenin subunits were identified in the gluten phase by RP-HPLC. The albumin composition differed in the gel phase compared to the gluten and bottom phases.  Differences in protein composition due to mixing methods were detected only for the albumin composition in the liquid phases.

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Radiation degradation of waste waters

I. Reverse phase-high performance liquid chromatography and multicomponent UV-VIS analysis of gamma-irradiated aqueous solutions of nitrobenzene

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: J. Kuruc, M. Sahoo, J. Ločaj, and M. Hutta

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Saturated aqueous solutions of nitrobenzene (in water, 0.1M nitric acid and 0.1M potassium hydroxide) were irradiated with60Co -rays in deaerated condition. Radiolytic products were analyzed using reverse phase-high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) and multicomponent UV-VIS spectrometry. With the aid of RP-HPLC retention times of the radiolytic products were found to be identical with those of isomeric nitrophenols, aminophenols and dinitrophenols. According to the primary information obtained from RP-HPLC and literature, we have chosen ten standards and eleven wavelengths for multicomponent UV-VIS analysis (linear multiparametric regression analysis) and the concentrations of nitrobenzene, nitrophenols, aminophenols and dinitrophenols in water, HNO3 and KOH solutions were calculated.G-values molecules/100 eV) of the radiolytic products and decomposition of nitrobenzene in aqueous solutionsG(-nitrobenzene) were calculated from the dependence of their concentrations with dose. Ph has relatively little influence on the decrease of concentration of nitrobenzene, but has strong influence on the product composition.

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Extraction of pertechnetate with bicyclic guanidinium compounds has been studied in the KTcO4-buffer-H2O/ligand-trichloromethane system. Extraction data of guanidinium ligands have been compared with trialkylmethylammonium (Aliquat 336), tetraphenylphosphonium and tetraphenylarsonium chloride. The lipophilicity of extractants investigated was determined by RP-HPLC. The efficiency of pertechnetate extraction correlates with the lipophilicity of the guanidinium compounds. 1:1 complex formation in the organic phase was observed. The influence of hydroxide, chloride and bicarbonate on the pertechnetate extraction has been investigated. Pertechnetate is extracted with great preference over OH, Cl and HCO3 , ions.

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The adsorption isotherms of methanol in water solutions which were used as mobile phase in RP HPLC on adsorbents modified with dimethyloctadecylchlorosilane were measured. On the basis of these isotherms the chemical composition of the stationary phase as a function of the mobile phase concentration was determined. The influence of both those phases on retention factors k′ of alkyl derivatives of benzene was discussed. It was stated that k′ of benzene and its derivatives decreases with the various rate together with the increase of the methanol concentration in both phases. Quotient of volume coefficient corresponding to a unit of adsorbed methanol (logk′/ns Me) decreases linearly.

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We present the comprehensive chromatographic profiles of three scorpion species, Androctonus crassicauda, Androctonus bicolor, and Leiurus quinquestriatus, commonly inhabited to Middle East regions. Their venoms were milked by electrical stimulation, diluted with distilled water, properly mixed and centrifuged to separate the mucus from venom. The clear supernatant was filtered and the protein concentration was determined. Pre-diluted venoms were chromatographed on FPLC (fast protein liquid chromatography) and RP-HPLC (reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography) and the fractions were collected for molecular weight determination. Both techniques have resulted clearly distinguishable chromatographic patterns that can be used for identification of scorpion species and having a quick indication of venom toxicity.

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A simple and convenient chromatographic method of simultaneous separation, identification, and quantitative determination of thimerosal (TM) (preservative) and aluminum (adjuvant) in vaccines and pharmaceuticals by reversed phase highperformance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) with visible (VIS) detection was developed and validated. Due to postcolumn derivatization with dithizone, any interference from matrix was excluded. Similarly, a possibility of on-column decomposition of dithizonates was eliminated. Evaluated detection limits were 0.3 μg TM and 3.0 μg Al, which correspond to the smallest, but possible to recognize, visible peak.

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