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Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces

Saman Fatima, Zeenat Iqbal, A K Panda, M Samim, Sushama Talegaonkar, Farhan Jalees Ahmad
Amikacin (A), a water soluble aminoglycoside antibiotic is commercially available for intravenous administration only. Present investigation is aimed at the development of poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (A-NPs).1 for oral permeability enhancement of amikacin. The pharmaceutical attributes of the A-NPs revealed particle size, 260.3 ± 2.05 nm, zeta potential, -12.9 ± 1.12 mV and drug content, 40.10 ± 1.87 μg/mg with spherical shape and smooth surface. In vitro antibacterial studies showed that the A-NPs were active against P...
May 16, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Poverenov Elena, Klein Miri
Different synthetic strategies for the formation of contact active antimicrobial materials utilizing covalent linkage of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) were reviewed. There is a demand to find methods that will prevent bacterial fouling without the release of antimicrobial agents, because biocides cause environment pollution and promote the development of bacteria resistance mechanisms. The contact active antimicrobial surfaces may provide a useful tool for this purpose. The covalent surface grafting of QACs seems to be a feasible and promising approach for the formation of safe and effective antimicrobial materials that could be utilized for medical devices, food industry, water treatment systems and other applications...
May 16, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Dalia M Kabary, Maged W Helmy, Kadria A Elkhodairy, Jia-You Fang, Ahmed O Elzoghby
The self-tumor targeting polymers, lactoferrin (LF) and hyaluronic acid (HA) were utilized to develop layer-by-layer (LbL) lipid nanoparticles (NPs) for dual delivery of berberine (BER) and rapamycin (RAP) to lung cancer. To control its release from the NPs, BER was hydrophobically ion paired with SLS prior to incorporation into NPs. Spherical HA/LF-LbL-RAP-BER/SLS-NPs 250.5 nm in diameter, with a surface charge of -18.5 mV were successfully elaborated. The NPs exhibited sequential release pattern with faster release of BER followed by controlled release of RAP which enables sensitization of lung tumor cells to the anti-cancer action of RAP...
May 15, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Yuping Liang, Congcong Xu, Guofeng Li, Tianchi Liu, Jun F Liang, Xing Wang
Kaolin is an effective and safe hemostatic agent for hemostasis. However, its ontic powder is difficult to use in actual practice. To develop a wieldy and powerful hemostat, composite strategy is usually a good choice. Herein, we developed a graphene-kaolin composite sponge (GKCS), synthesized with graphene oxide sheets, linker molecules and kaolin powders through a facile hydrothermal reaction. SEM observations support that GKCS has a porous structure, and EDS mapping further confirms that kaolin powders are embedded in graphene sheets...
May 8, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Gopalaswamy Vignesh, Marimuthu Parthiban, Rajendran Senthilkumar, Sankaralingam Arunachalam
The present work describes the synthesis and the molecular interaction of two single-chain Co(III)-coordinated surfactant complexes with a plasma protein, human serum albumin by using various biophysical and in silico techniques. The experimental data reveals that like ordinary classical surfactants, our metallosurfactants also have the tendency to associate themselves and form micelles at critical micelle concentration. The thermodynamic parameters (ΔH°, ΔS°, and ΔG°) derived from the experiment demonstrates that the alkyl chain length and the head group of the Co(III)-surfactant complexes played a vital role in the binding process...
May 8, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Ruta Gruskiene, Tatjana Krivorotova, Ramune Staneviciene, Dalius Ratautas, Elena Serviene, Jolanta Sereikaite
Nisin is a known bacteriocin approved as a food additive for food preservation. It exhibits a wide spectrum antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive bacteria. Iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction method. A main part of iron oxide nanoparticles was found to be maghemite though a small quantity of magnetite could also be present. Magnetic nanoparticles were stabilized by citric, ascorbic, gallic or glucuronic acid coating. Stable iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles were functionalized by nisin using a simple and low cost adsorption method...
May 8, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Jakub Zdarta, Katarzyna Antecka, Artur Jędrzak, Karol Synoradzki, Magdalena Łuczak, Teofil Jesionowski
In the presented study synthesized magnetic nanoparticles were used as an inorganic precursor for the preparation of novel magnetite-lignin and magnetite-chitin hybrid supports for enzyme immobilization. Effective synthesis of the hybrids was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffraction analysis. The materials exhibited good thermal stability and surface areas of 4.3 and 5.6 m2 /g respectively. The magnetite-lignin + trypsin and magnetite-chitin + trypsin systems were found to have good storage stability and reusability...
May 8, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Mohammad Younus, Adrian Hawley, Ben J Boyd, Shakila B Rizwan
Tween 80 has been reported to provide a means of targeting drug nanocarriers to the blood- brain barrier. This study investigated the influence of addition of Tween 80 on the formation of different bulk and dispersed lyotropic liquid crystalline phases in selachyl alcohol-based systems. The effect of increasing concentrations of Tween 80 and Pluronic F127 (as a control) (0-25% w/w relative to SA) on the bulk phase behaviour and dispersions of selachyl alcohol (SA) were investigated using small angle X-ray scattering, dynamic light scattering, and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy...
May 7, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
María Inés Alvarez Echazú, Christian Ezequiel Olivetti, Ignacio Peralta, Maria Rosario Alonso, Claudia Anesini, Claudio Javier Perez, Gisela Solange Alvarez, Martin Federico Desimone
A detailed study of biomaterials is mandatory to comprehend their feasible biomedical applications in terms of drug delivery and tissue regeneration. Particularly, mucoadhesive biopolymers such as chitosan (chi) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) have become interesting biomaterials regards to their biocompatibility and non-toxicity for oral mucosal drug delivery. In this work, pH-responsive biopolymer-silica composites (Chi-SiO2 , Chi-CMC-SiO2 ) were developed. These two types of composites presented a different swelling behavior due to the environmental pH...
May 7, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Qiubing Chen, Shuangquan Gou, Yamei Huang, Xin Zhou, Qian Li, Moon Kwon Han, Yuejun Kang, Bo Xiao
Oral microparticles (MPs) have been considered as promising drug carriers in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). Here, a facile strategy based on a conventional emulsion-solvent evaporation technique was used to fabricate bowl-shaped MPs (BMPs), and these MPs loaded with anti-inflammatory drug (curcumin, CUR) during the fabrication process. The physicochemical properties of the resultant BMPs were characterized by dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscope, confocal laser scanning microscope and X-ray diffraction as well as contact angle goniometer...
May 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Sónia P Miguel, Daniela R Figueira, Déborah Simões, Maximiano P Ribeiro, Paula Coutinho, Paula Ferreira, Ilídio J Correia
Skin wounds have significant morbidity and mortality rates associated. This is explained by the limited effectiveness of the currently available treatments, which in some cases do not allow the reestablishment of the structure and functions of the damaged skin, leading to wound infection and dehydration. These drawbacks may have an impact on the healing process and ultimately prompt patients' death. For this reason, researchers are currently developing new wound dressings that enhance skin regeneration. Among them, electrospun polymeric nanofibres have been regarded as promising tools for improving skin regeneration due to their structural similarity with the extracellular matrix of normal skin, capacity to promote cell growth and proliferation and bactericidal activity as well as suitability to deliver bioactive molecules to the wound site...
May 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Qianli Huang, Xuezhong Li, Tarek A Elkhooly, Shenghang Xu, Xujie Liu, Qingling Feng, Hong Wu, Yong Liu
It is known that good mechanical properties, low modulus to reduce stress-shielding effect, favorable osteogenic activity and limited inflammatory response are critical factors for orthopedic implants to induce excellent osteointegration. In this study, Ti-20% Ta metal-metal composite (referred as Ti-Ta) which consisted of Ti- and Ta-rich phases was fabricated via the strategy of powder metallurgy. Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) was employed to modify the surface of Ti-Ta composite. The surfaces of Ti-Ta composite after MAO treatment at an applied voltage of 250 (referred as MAO-250 V) or 300 V (referred as MAO-300 V) exhibited three distinct zones with significantly different morphological features and surface chemistry...
May 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Zunzhen Ming, Xin Hua, Yuan Xue, Qiuning Lin, Chunyan Bao, Linyong Zhu
Bioactive surfaces with specific interactions with cells have been greatly interested due to their potential applications in biosensors and tissue engineering. Herein, we fabricated a dopamine contained photoswitch molecule (compound 1) which could form self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on substrates. The SAM showed a good photoswitch ability and manifested excellent fatigue resistance, which displayed its potential application as a biologically friendly surface coating. Contact angle analysis and cell experiments exhibited that the SAM surface was hydrophobic before irradiation which favored cell adhesion, while, it turned hydrophilic and induced cell unfouling or detachment after light irradiation...
May 4, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Fatih E Baştan, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman, Yasemin Yıldıran Avcu, Egemen Avcu, Fatih Üstel, Aldo R Boccaccini
This study focuses on the optimization of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) and suspension parameters for producing PEEK-hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings with feasible microstructure, adhesion strength, and in-vitro bioactivity. Nanostructured hydroxyapatite (HA) micro-granules were incorporated with PEEK to form PEEK-hydroxyapatite composite coatings via EPD. After EPD, a heat-treatment at 375 °C was applied for densification of the coatings and for enhancing the adhesion between the coatings and the substrates...
May 3, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Joana R Góis, Fábio Reis, Ana M Almeida, Patrícia Pereira, Fani Sousa, Arménio C Serra, Jorge F J Coelho
Well-defined oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (OEOMA) based block copolymers with cationic segments composed by N,N-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) and/or 2-(diisopropylamino) ethyl methacrylate (DPA) were developed under biorelevant reaction conditions. These brush-type copolymers were synthesized through supplemental activator and reducing agent (SARA) atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) using sodium dithionite as SARA agent. The synthesis was carried out using an eco-friendly solvent mixture, very low copper catalyst concentration, and mild reaction conditions...
May 3, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Jun Zhao, Meng Lin, Guo Chen
Cell recycling for catalysis using whole cell significantly reduced the cost of the catalyst, therefore a simple and rapid method for cell recovery from the reaction system was very important. A facile method for cell modification and recycling was developed by simply mixing the carboxyl-functionalized Fe3 O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and cell suspension. The mode microbes Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae were easily modified by directly adsorbing MNPs on their surface, which facilitated rapid separation and recycling of cells from suspensions with the aid of magnetic field...
May 3, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Saima Afzal, Masrat Maswal, Aijaz Ahmad Dar
The pure and composite hydrogels of chitosan with sodium alginate were synthesized at various pH values and characterized by rheology and IR-spectroscopy. Chitosan shows gelation at neutral and basic pH while sodium alginate remains in solution form at all pH values. By careful adjustment of mixing weight fraction ratio and pH, an array of hydrogels with modulated structural dynamics and viscoelasticity, mechanical strength and encapsulation capacity were obtained. At acidic pH, a higher weight fraction of alginate increased the elasticity of the hydrogels while at basic pH more percentage of chitosan stabilized the hydrogel...
May 2, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Peter Laggner, Amrit Paudel
The analytical potential of X-ray small-angle scattering (SAXS) combined with simultaneous wide-angle diffraction (WAXS) has been explored on the example of three active pharmaceutical ingredients, (desvenlofaxine, simvastatin, and sulfamerazine, resp.) with the aim of identifying quantitative parameters obtained from SAXS that allow to describe the nano-structural characteristics of different amorphous forms and to monitor the processes of amorphisation and ageing. Cryo-milling, co-milling with polymer, melting and melt-quenching have been used for amorphisation of initially crystalline powders...
May 2, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Conglian Yang, Yuting Qin, Kun Tu, Chenfeng Xu, Zhen Li, Zhiping Zhang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains as an obstacle for effective cancer treatment. Herein, we developed a novel and efficient nanomedicine by virtue of the carrier characters and MDR inhibition effects of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS). A series of star-shaped polymers CD-g-TPGS with different TPGS substitution degree were synthesized for doxorubicin (DOX) delivery, where β-CD was identified as a core and TPGS as branches. These star polymers can self-assemble into nanoparticles with DOX...
May 1, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Ryoko M Uda, Yuki Yoshikawa, Moe Kitaba, Noriko Nishimoto
Light-initiated fusion between vesicles has attracted much attention in the research community. In particular, fusion between photoresponsive and non-photoresponsive vesicles has been of much interest in the development of systems for the delivery of therapeutic agents to cells. We have performed fusion between giant vesicles (GVs) and photoresponsive smaller vesicles containing malachite green (MG) derivative, which undergoes ionization to afford a positive charge on the molecule by irradiation. The fusion proceeds as the concentration of GV lipid increases toward equimolarity with the lipid of the smaller vesicle...
May 1, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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