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Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology

Sai Kumar Tammina, Badal Kumar Mandal, Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta
Different sized tetragonal tin oxide nanoparticles (SnO2 NPs) were synthesized using Piper nigrum seed extract at three different calcination temperatures (300, 500, 900°C) and these nanoparticles (NPs) were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry (FT-IR). The optical properties were studied using UV-Vis and photoluminescence (PL) spectrophotometers. The generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was monitored by using a fluorescence spectrophotometer and fluorescence microscope...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Abosede Oluwabukola Jaiyeola, K Anand, K Kasumbwe, M Ramesh, R M Gengan
The α-amino phosphonates exhibit a wide range of biological properties which create demand for simple and efficient synthetic routes of new molecules. In this study synthesis of a new series of derivatives of α-amino chromone phosphonates (ACPs) was reported using RhBT catalyst. The RhBT was first prepared by simply mixing boron nitride in a solution of rhodium acetate, under inert atmosphere for a week followed by filtration (yield: 92%). The catalyst can be re-used for up to four times and showed minimal loss of activity...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Murugesan Suganthi, Kuppanagounder P Elango
Synthesis, characterization and bovine serum albumin (BSA) binding properties of three derivatives of vitamin K3 have been described. Results of UV-Vis and fluorescence spectra indicate complexation between BSA and the ligands with conformational changes in protein, which is strongly supported by synchronous and three dimensional fluorescence studies. Addition of the ligands quenches the fluorescence of BSA which is accompanied by reduction in quantum yield (Ф) from 0.1010 to 0.0775-0.0986 range. Thermodynamic investigations reveal that hydrophobic interaction is the major binding force in the spontaneous binding of these ligands with BSA...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Urszula Bazylińska, Renata Frąckowiak, Zbigniew Brzózka, Kazimiera A Wilk
Double-headed anionic surfactants could provide a profound group of efficient stabilizers of new template-mediated nanocarriers for effective encapsulation and sustained release of highly hydrophobic photosensitizers, and therefore their improved therapeutic activity in photodynamic therapy (PDT) protocols. We have thus encapsulated porphyrin-origin dyes, i.e., verteporfin (VP) and meso-tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) in different types of sodium alkyliminobisacetates, Cn(COONa)2-stabilized nanosystems including biocompatible poly(l-glutamic acid)/poly(l-lysine) - PGA/PLL, multilayer nanocapsules (NCs)...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
A Ligia Focsan, Lowell D Kispert
In an organized assembly in Arabidopsis thaliana plant, proton loss from the radical cation of zeaxanthin (Zea(+)) was found to occur under intense illumination, a possible component in photoprotection. A stable neutral radical is formed because of the favorable proton loss at C4(4') position(s) of the terminal ends of Zea(+) that extends the unpaired spin density distribution (notation Zea(4) or Zea(4') by symmetry). Proton loss from the radical cation of β-carotene (β-car(+)) to available proton acceptors was also detected in a PSII sample upon irradiation...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Mengmeng Sun, Eduard Van Wijk, Slavik Koval, Roeland Van Wijk, Min He, Mei Wang, Thomas Hankemeier, Jan van der Greef
The global prevalence of type 2 diabetes is estimated to reach 4.4% by 2030, placing a significant burden on our healthcare system. Therefore, the ability to identify patients in early stages of the disease is essential for both prevention and effective management, and diagnostic methods based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be suitable for identifying patients with early-stage type 2 diabetes. Here, a panel of three physicians trained in TCM classified 44 pre-diabetic subjects into three syndrome subtypes using TCM-based diagnostics...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
F Ahmadi, Y Shokoohinia, Sh Javaheri, H Azizian
Recently, galbanic acid (GA), a sesquiterpenoid coumarin, has been introduced as an apoptotic and geno/cytotoxicity agent. In the present study, GA has been extracted from Ferula assa-foetida, a native medicinal plant in Iran, and characterized by (1)H NMR, mass spectroscopy. Additionally, spectroscopic studies have been performed in order to investigate its DNA-interaction mode. The electrochemical behavior of GA has been studied by cyclic voltammetry (CV) in various scan rates. In neutral media (pH=7.3) one irreversible cathodic peak was obtained at -1...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Mohd Asif, Abad Ali, Atif Zafar, Mohd Farhan, Hena Khanam, S M Hadi, Shamsuzzaman
In the present manuscript, a series of steroidal thiazole derivatives (4-6, 8) have been synthesized in efficient manner by one step reaction methodology employing microwave irradiation. The synthesis involves the reaction of steroidal ketones (1-3, 7) with thiosemicarbazide and phenacyl bromide. Structural assignment of the products was confirmed on the basis of IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, MS and analytical data. The synthesized compounds were screened for in vitro antioxidant activity by using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) method...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Geewoo Nam, Sabarinathan Rangasamy, Hee Ju, Annie Agnes Suganya Samson, Joon Myong Song
5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(benzo[b]thiophene) porphyrin (BTP) is a newly synthesized hydrophobic photosensitizer with fluorescence quantum yield in toluene: ΦF=0.062. Previously, its limitations in solubility had hindered scientific experimentation regarding its photodynamic effects on cancer cells. By utilizing various compositions of liposomes in order to alter the solubility of BTP, the photocytotoxicity, reactive oxygen species generation, and subcellular localization of the liposomal BTP were identified in this work...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Ilseung Yang, Jong Woo Lee, Sunjin Hwang, Jung Eun Lee, Eunhak Lim, June Lee, Doyk Hwang, Clara H Kim, Young-Sam Keum, Seong Keun Kim
We synthesized a new organic fluorescent dye named resveratrone glucoside from the photoreaction of naturally-occurring phytoalexin compound resveratrol glucoside (resveratrol-3-β-mono-d-glucoside), which is abundant in various plants such as berries, herbs, nuts and grapes. Just like its predecessor molecule resveratrone that was previously discovered by our group, resveratrone glucoside possesses excellent optical properties including a high fluorescence quantum yield, a large Stokes' shift, and a large two-photon absorption cross section...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Anton Mateašík, Michal Trnka, Karol Kajo, Miroslava Vallová, Beata Čunderlíková
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) can induce direct tumor cell destruction, indirect tumor cell inactivation due to vascular occlusion as well as immune response. Evidence suggests that the PDT-induced cell death is dependent on both PDT protocol-related as well as microenvironmental factors, and its mode is also decisive for the type of immune response. This suggests potential interrelationship among PDT-induced tumor cell destruction, immune response and microenvironmental factors. In the present study we analyzed the effect of a microenvironmental factor - extracellular matrix on the cellular response to photodynamic treatment in vitro...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Marbella Claudia García-Méndez, Beatriz King-Díaz, Norma Angélica Macías-Ruvalcaba
We investigated the mechanism of action on the photosynthesis light reactions of three major secondary metabolites produced by the endophytic fungus Xylaria feejeensis strain SM3e-1b, isolated from Sapium macrocarpum; and four novel derivatives of coriloxine, a major compound produced by X. feejeensis. The natural phytotoxins include one epoxycyclohexenone derivative, coriloxine (1), and two quinone derivatives (2-3). The semisynthetic derivatives of coriloxine are two cyclohexenone (4-6) and two quinone compounds (5-7)...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Przemysław Krawczyk, Beata Jędrzejewska, Marek Pietrzak, Tomasz Janek
In this study, the newly synthesized 4'-(1H-phenantro[9,10-d]-imidazol-2-yl)-bifenyl-4-carboaldehyde - PB2 was investigated as a fluorescent dye. For this reason, the spectroscopic properties in solvents of different polarity were studied. The experimental data were supported by quantum-chemical calculations using density functional theory. Measurements and theoretical calculations showed that PB2 compound is characterized by the non-monotonic solvatochromism, strongly polar charge transfer excited state, large Stokes' shift, high fluorescence quantum yield and high fluorescence lifetime...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Truong X Nguyen, Stephan Landgraf, Günter Grampp
Photooxidation kinetics of phenol, 1-naphthol, 2-naphthol, tyrosine (TyrOH) and N-acetyl-tyrosine (AcTyrOH), tryptophan (TrpH) by ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes: [Ru(bpy)3]Cl2 (1), [Ru(phen)3]Cl2 (2), [Ru(bpy)(phen)(bpg)]Cl2 (3), and [Ru(dpq)2(bxbg)]Cl2 (4) where bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine, phen - 1,10-phenanthroline, bpg - bipyridine-glycoluril, dpq - dipyrido[3,2-d:2',3'-f]quinoxaline, and bxbg - bis(o-xylene)bipyridine-glycoluril are investigated. Rate constants have been measured by steady-state luminescence and phase-modulation fluorometry in aqueous solutions at different pH's...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Fa Nsole Biteghe, L M Davids
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous melanoma represents the most lethal form of skin cancer and remains refractory to current therapies. Failure of treatment has been attributed to the over-expression of ABC transporters which efflux the drugs, below their cytotoxic threshold within cells. Therefore, this study set to investigate; the efficacy of a combinatorial approach comprising chemotherapy (Dacarbazine) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) to overcome resistance in pigmented and unpigmented metastatic melanoma and potentially identify resistant mechanisms...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Jie Zhou, Hui Huang, John Beardall, Kunshan Gao
The variation in density of the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinum in coral is a basic indicator of coral bleaching, i.e. loss of the symbiotic algae or their photosynthetic pigments. However, in the field corals constantly release their symbiotic algae to surrounding water. To explore the underlying mechanism, the rate of expulsion of zooxanthellae from the coral Pocillopora damicornis was studied over a three-day period under ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 280-400nm) stress. The results showed that the algal expulsion rate appeared 10-20% higher under exposure to UV-A (320-395nm) or UV-B (295-320nm), though the differences were not statistically significant...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Shweta Agarwal, Gunjan Tyagi, Deepti Chadha, Ranjana Mehrotra
Chloroethyl nitrosourea derivatives (CENUs) represent an important family of anticancer chemotherapeutic agents, which are used in the treatment of different types of cancer such as brain tumors, resistant or relapsed Hodgkin's disease, small cell lung cancer and malignant melanoma. This work focuses towards understanding the interaction of chloroethyl nitrosourea derivatives; lomustine, nimustine and semustine with tRNA using spectroscopic approach in order to elucidate their auxiliary anticancer action mechanism inside the cell...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Natalia A Zhevago, Alexander A Zimin, Tatyana V Glazanova, Natalia I Davydova, Natalia V Bychkova, Zhanna V Chubukina, Anna I Buinyakova, Marina F Ballyuzek, Kira A Samoilova
To this day, two methods of phototherapy (PT) have been successfully used in post-surgical immunorehabilitation of patients with breast cancer (BC): intravenous laser irradiation of the patients' blood and reinfusion of lympholeukosuspension of BC patients after single irradiation with HeNe laser. The objective of this pilot experimental study was to verify the effectiveness of the percutaneous use of polychromatic visible light combined with polychromatic infrared (pVIS+pIR) radiation similar to the major components of natural solar spectrum in post-surgical management of BC patients...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Carolin Rahn, Hanna Marti, Antonia Frohns, Florian Frohns, Christian Blenn, Cory Ann Leonard, Talin Barisani-Asenbauer, Elisabeth Stein, Nicole Borel
Repeated ocular infections with Chlamydia trachomatis trigger the development of trachoma, the most common cause of infectious blindness worldwide. Water-filtered infrared A (wIRA) has shown positive effects on cultured cells and human skin. Our aim was to evaluate the potential of wIRA as a possible non-chemical treatment for trachoma patients. We both modeled ocular chlamydial infections using C. trachomatis B to infect human conjunctival epithelial cells (HCjE) and studied the effects of wIRA on non-infected ocular structures with two ex vivo eye models...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Ramasamy Raj Kumar, Rengan Ramesh, Jan Grzegorz Małecki
Formation of ruthenium(II) complexes of the type [RuH(CO)(PPh3)2(L)] (where L=N-Substituted 9-ethyl carbazole thiosemicarbazone ligands) has been described from the reactions of [RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3] and substituted carbazole thiosemicarbazones in 1:1 equivalent respectively. The composition of the complexes was established by elemental analysis, IR, NMR ((1)H ,(13)C and (31)P) and UV-visible spectral methods. The solid state molecular structure of the ligands (L1-L3) and one of the complexes have been analysed by single-crystal X-ray studies, and found that the ruthenium(II) complexes possess a pseudo-octahedral geometry...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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