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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723346/co-immobilization-of-pd-and-zn-nanoparticles-in-chitosan-silica-membranes-for-efficient-recyclable-catalysts-used-in-ullmann-reaction
#1
Qi Liu, Mengdie Xu, Yudong Wang, Ruokun Feng, Zhen Yang, Shufeng Zuo, Chenze Qi, Minfeng Zeng
In this study, an efficient heterogeneous catalyst including palladium (Pd) and zinc (Zn) nanoparticles supported on chitosan/silica (CS/SiO2) composite membrane is synthesized using partially etching of SiO2 technique. N2 sorption isotherm results shows that the prepared Pd-Zn@CS/SiO2 (1/1) porous membrane had a BET surface area of 26.50m(2)/g. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), characterization of the catalyst shows that the Pd(00) nanoparticles (below 5nm), and Zn(00) aggregates (about 10-15nm) dispersed well in the CS/SiO2 matrix...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723345/%C3%AE-glucosidase-immobilization-on-chitosan-enriched-magnetic-composites-for-enzyme-inhibitors-screening
#2
Dong-Mei Liu, Juan Chen, Yan-Ping Shi
In the present study, the chitosan-enriched magnetic composites (MCCs) were prepared by a novel and simple embedding method for the immobilization of α-glucosidase (α-Glu). The immobilized α-Glu could be easily separated from the reaction mixture under an external magnetic field owing to the magnetic support. With the MCCs-immobilized α-Glu, enzyme activity and stability were studied, and enzyme inhibitors were screened from traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) and vegetables combined with capillary electrophoresis (CE)...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720548/pxapn5-serves-as-a-functional-receptor-of-cry2ab-in-plutella-xylostella-l-and-its-binding-domain-analysis
#3
Zhi-Zhen Pan, Lian Xu, Bo Liu, Jing Zhang, Zheng Chen, Qing-Xi Chen, Yu-Jing Zhu
Lepidopteran midgut aminopeptidases N (APNs) are widely studied for their potential roles as one of the receptors for the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystal insecticidal toxins. In the present study, a loss of function analyses by RNAi (RNA interference) silencing of the Plutella xylostella APN5 (PxAPN5), a binding protein of Cry2Ab, were performed. The knocking down of PxAPN5 in P. xylostella larvae greatly reduced their susceptibility to Cry2Ab and led to a decrease of Cry2Ab binding to P. xylostella midgut...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720547/novel-water-soluble-morpholine-substituted-zn-ii-phthalocyanine-synthesis-characterization-dna-bsa-binding-dna-photocleavage-and-topoisomerase-i-inhibition
#4
Burak Barut, Ümit Demirbaş, Arzu Özel, Halit Kantekin
In this study, novel peripherally tetra 3-morpholinophenol substituted zinc(II) phthalocyanine (4) and its water soluble form quaternized zinc(II) phthalocyanine (ZnQ) were synthesized for the first time. These novel compounds were characterized by a combination of different spectroscopic techniques such as FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, UV-Vis and mass. The DNA binding of ZnQ was investigated using UV-vis absorption titration, competitive ethidium bromide, thermal denaturation and viscosity experiments that the ZnQ bound to CT-DNA via intercalation mode...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720546/the-lncrna-neat1-facilitates-cell-growth-and-invasion-via-the-mir-211-hmga2-axis-in-breast-cancer
#5
Xuerui Li, Shuxia Wang, Zhenzhong Li, Xiaoyu Long, Zibai Guo, Guochun Zhang, Jian Zu, Yu Chen, Linzhu Wen
Long non-coding RNAs play a significant role in cancer metastasis. Studies have demonstrated that LncRNA NEAT1 promotes cancer progression. We aimed to explore whether NEAT1 regulated growth and invasion in breast cancer cells. We provided evidence that lncRNA NEAT1 was up-regulated in breast cancer cell lines and tissues. NEAT1 promoted invasion through inducing Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and NEAT1 played a role in 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) resistance. In addition, we revealed a reciprocal repression between NEAT1 and miR-211...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720545/identification-and-kinetic-characterization-of-a-novel-superoxide-dismutase-from-avicennia-marina-an-antioxidant-enzyme-that-functions-under-a-broad-ph-and-temperature-conditions
#6
Farrokhzad Zeinali, Ahmad Homaei, Ehsan Kamrani
A novel Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase was extracted from Avicennia marina and purified. The sample was collected from Khamir port located in the north shore of Persian Gulf. The purification procedure comprised of (NH4)2SO4 precipitation followed by CM-Sephadex C-50 and DEAE-Sepharose chromatography, and gel filtration chromatography (Sephadex G-75). The enzyme with a characteristic molecular weight of 31kDa, measured by SDS-page, showed its highest catalytic efficiency at pH 8.0 and 50°C. Its activity was greatly inhibited by cyanide and hydrogen peroxide...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720544/degalactosylation-of-xyloglucans-modify-their-pro-inflammatory-properties-on-murine-peritoneal-macrophages
#7
Mariana Maia Taulois do Rosário, Guilhermina Rodrigues Noleto, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira Petkowicz
Considering the potential applications of partially degalactosylated xyloglucans as a drug delivery vehicle and reconstruction of tissues, the aim of this study was to investigate whether degalactosylated xyloglucans are immunologically active. The effects of the degalactosylated xyloglucan from seeds of Copaifera langsdorffii (XGCd), Hymenaea courbaril (XGJd), and Tamarindus indica (XGTd) on murine peritoneal macrophages in vitro were evaluated. XGCd, XGJd, and XGTd stimulated NO production in a dose-dependent manner reaching ∼280% for XGTd at 50μg/mL...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716755/construction-of-an-amperometric-glycated-hemoglobin-biosensor-based-on-au-pt-bimetallic-nanoparticles-and-poly-indole-5-carboxylic-acid-modified-au-electrode
#8
Utkarsh Jain, Shaivya Gupta, Nidhi Chauhan
The glucose level measurement in the diabetic patient plays a vital role in identification of the treatments going on and it also provides the control over the diabetics. A new electrochemical sensing device was constructed for determination of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in whole blood samples. Fructosyl amine oxidase (FAO) was bioconjugated onto hybrid nanocomposite i.e., gold nanoparticles-platinum nanoparticles (AuNPs-PtNPs) and poly indole-5-carboxylic acid (PIN5COOH), deposited electrochemically on gold electrode...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716754/protective-effect-of-sargussum-vulgare-sulfated-polysaccharide-against-molecular-biochemical-and-histopathological-damage-caused-by-alloxan-in-experimental-diabetic-rats
#9
Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Intidhar Bkhairia, Lamia Gargouri, Naourez Ktari, Rim Chaaben, Abdelfattah El Feki, Moncef Nasri, Kamel Jamoussi, Lotfi Fki, Karima Belghith
Diabetes is a serious condition that is linked to the development of oxidative stress. In the context of enhancing the biodiversity of Tunisia's flora, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of Sargussum vulgare sulfated polysaccharide (SVSP) on hyperglycemia and diabetes complications in the alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Our results showed a disturbance of carbohydrate, lipid, haematological and histopathological parameters, an increase in the α-amylase enzyme activity and damage to the pancreatic, hepatic and renal tissues in rats rendered diabetic by alloxan...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716753/the-structure-activity-relationship-between-polysaccharides-from-sargassum-thunbergii-and-anti-tumor-activity
#10
Weihua Jin, Wenjing Zhang, Ge Liu, Jianting Yao, Tifeng Shan, Chaomin Sun, Quanbin Zhang
Polysaccharides derived from Sargassum thunbergii were prepared to investigate the structure-activity relationship between polysaccharides and anti-tumor activity in vitro. Many factors were examined. Overall, STW (polysaccharide extracted by hot water) had the best activity, followed by STJ (polysaccharide extracted by dilute alkali), and then STA (polysaccharide extracted by dilute acid). Location of algae had no effect at 500μg/mL and 1000μg/mL, while STW-QD (algae collected from Qingdao, China) had the best activity, followed by STW-WZ (algae collected from Wenzhou, China) and STW-LJ (algae collected from Lianjiang, China) and then STW-DL (algae collected from Dalian, China) and STW-RC (algae collected from Rongcheng, China) at 250μg/mL...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716752/anticancer-activity-of-silver-and-copper-embedded-chitin-nanocomposites-against-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
#11
Dhanasekaran Solairaj, Palanivel Rameshthangam, Gnanapragasam Arunachalam
Chitin is a natural biopolymer widely used in biomedical and environmental applications due to its distinctive physical, chemical and mechanical properties. Although the anticancer property of chitin nanoforms and chitin derivatives against various cancers were studied earlier, there is no report in the chitin nanostructure incorporated metal nanocomposite. The present study was aimed to investigate the cytotoxicity of chitin incorporated silver and copper nanocomposite against human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716751/rehmannia-glutinosa-polysaccharide-induced-an-anti-cancer-effect-by-activating-natural-killer-cells
#12
Li Xu, Wei Zhang, Ling Zeng, Jun-O Jin
Rehmannia glutinosa polysaccharide (RGP) has exhibited an immune stimulatory effect, such as dendritic cell activation, but it has not been studied in terms of the activation capacity of natural killer (NK) cells in mice in vivo. In this study, we examined the effect of RGP on the proliferation and activation of NK cells in the spleen, mesenteric lymph node (mLN), and blood in vivo and compared that function with that of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide. The administration of RGP to C57BL/6 mice induced the increase in circulating blood NK cell numbers and in the proliferation of NK cells in the spleen, mLN, and blood...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716750/hexadecylphosphocholine-miltefosine-stabilized-chitosan-modified-ampholipospheres-as-prototype-co-delivery-vehicle-for-enhanced-killing-of-l-donovani
#13
Priyanka Tripathi, Anil Kumar Jaiswal, Anuradha Dube, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra
Lipid nanoparticles are stable, biodegradable and biocompatible carriers offering excellent therapeutic efficacy. Here, a novel effort has been made to develop Miltefosine (HePC- hexadecylphosphocholine) stabilized chitosan anchored nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) of Amphotericin B (AmB) as co-delivery vehicle to enhance killing of L. donovani. The entrapment efficiency of AmB was achieved upto 85.3% for HePC-AmB-CNLCs with mean particle size of 150.8±8.4nm, and zeta potential value of +28.2±1.1mV, respectively...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716749/the-targeting-properties-of-folate-conjugate-pluronic-f127-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-nanoparticles
#14
Yue Yuan Luo, Xiang Yuan Xiong, Feng Cheng, Yan Chun Gong, Zi Ling Li, Yu Ping Li
Novel Folated Pluronic F127/poly (lactic-co-glycolic) (FA-F127-PLGA) and PLGA-F127-PLGA block copolymer were synthesized and nanoparticles self-assembled from these two copolymers were prepared by dialysis method. Paclitaxel (PTX) was successfully encapsulated in these two nanoparticles. According to in vitro release studies of PTX-loaded nanoparticles, after an initial burst release during the first 11h, the entrapped PTX released slowly in the following 82h. The cytotoxicity studies demonstrated that the in vitro antitumor effect of PTX could be improved by encapsulating PTX into PLGA-F127-PLGA nanoparticles...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716748/a-transparent-wound-dressing-based-on-bacterial-cellulose-whisker-and-poly-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate
#15
Zeng Di, Zhijun Shi, Muhammad Wajid Ullah, Sixiang Li, Guang Yang
The current study was aimed to develop a transparent wound dressing comprised of bacterial cellulose (BC) and poly (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) hydrogel coated with silver (Ag) nanoparticles. Briefly, different concentrations of BC whiskers (BCWs) were added into the HEMA solution to form PHEMA/BCWs hydrogel with volume ratio of monomer HEMA and BCWs as 7:3 and 1:1. The addition of BCWs into PHEMA matrix improved its equilibrium water content and light transmittance about 20%-40% and 10%, respectively...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716747/cysteine-as-a-potential-anti-amyloidogenic-agent-with-protective-ability-against-amyloid-induced-cytotoxicity
#16
Masihuz Zaman, Syed Mohammad Zakariya, Saima Nusrat, Tajalli Ilm Chandel, Syed Musthapa Meeran, Mohammad Rehan Ajmal, Parvez Alam, Wahiduzzaman, Rizwan Hasan Khan
Protein aggregation and misfolding have been allied with numerous human disorders and thus inhibition of such occurrence has been center for intense research efforts against these diseases. Here, we investigated anti-fibrillation activity of cysteine and its effect on kinetics of stem bromelain amyloid fibril formation. We established the anti-fibrillation and anti aggregation activities of cysteine by using multiple approaches like turbidity measurements, dye binding assays (ThT and ANS) and structural changes were monitored by circular dichroism (CD) followed by electron microscopy...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716746/controlled-release-and-anti-proliferative-effect-of-imatinib-mesylate-loaded-sporopollenin-microcapsules-extracted-from-pollens-of-betula-pendula
#17
Idris Sargin, Lalehan Akyuz, Murat Kaya, Gamze Tan, Talip Ceter, Kevser Yildirim, Seymanur Ertosun, Gozde Hatun Aydin, Muge Topal
Sporopollenin is a promising material for drug encapsulation due to its excellent properties; uniformity in size, non-toxicity, chemically and thermally resilient nature. Herein, morphologically intact sporopollenin microcapsules were extracted from Betula pendula pollens. Cancer therapeutic agent (imatinib mesylate) was loaded into the microcapsules. The encapsulation efficiency by passive loading technique was found to be 21.46%. Release behaviour of the drug from microcapsules was found to be biphasic, with an initial fast release followed by a slower rate of release...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712997/novel-characteristics-of-horseradish-peroxidase-immobilized-onto-the-polyvinyl-alcohol-alginate-beads-and-its-methyl-orange-degradation-potential
#18
Muhammad Bilal, Tahir Rasheed, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Hongbo Hu, Wei Wang, Xuehong Zhang
Herein, we report the immobilization of in-house isolated horseradish peroxidase (HRP) from Armoracia rusticana with novel characteristics. The HRP was immobilized onto the self-fabricated polyvinyl alcohol-alginate (PVA-alginate) beads using sodium nitrate as a cross-linker. The PVA-alginate beads (2.0mm size) developed using 10% PVA and 1.5% sodium alginate showed maximal immobilization yield. The surface morphologies of the PVA-alginate (control) and immobilized-HRP were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712996/optimization-of-de-esterified-tragacanth-microcapsules-by-computational-fluid-dynamic-and-the-taguchi-design-with-purpose-of-the-cell-encapsulation
#19
Azin Alvandimanesh, Komail Sadrjavadi, Mona Akbari, Ali Fattahi
This work presents the development of the new De-Esterified Tragacanth (DET) microcapsules (MCs). Co-flow extrusion method was applied for producing the MCs; the processing parameters were optimized by the Taguchi design to obtain the smallest and the most spherical MCs. Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling was accomplished to show the formation of droplets at different airflows, and finally, βTC3 pancreatic cells were encapsulated in the MCs. The optimum MCs had 214.58μm size and 60.75% sphericality...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715863/structural-elucidation-of-a-pectin-type-polysaccharide-from-hovenia-dulcis-peduncles-and-its-proliferative-activity-on-raw264-7-cells
#20
Miaomiao Wang, Yong Liu, Mingliang Qiang, Junhui Wang
In this paper, an acidic polysaccharide HDP3A was isolated from Hovenia dulcis peduncles with 45.9% of uronic acid content. Structure of HDP3A was elucidated by chemical and spectroscopic analysis. HDP3A was mainly contained of galacturonic acid, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose with a small quantity of xylose, fucose, mannose, glucose. The structural analysis indicated that HDP3A was a pectin-type polysaccharide with HG and RG-I regions and hairy regions. HG was linear homopolymer with repeating units of (1→4)-α-d-galactopyranosyl uronic (GalA) residues...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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