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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106362/dibenzothiophene-s-s-dioxide-and-bispyridinium-based-cationic-polyfluorene-derivative-as-an-efficient-cathode-modifier-for-polymer-solar-cells
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Guiting Chen, Sha Liu, Jin Xu, Ruifeng He, Zhicai He, Hongbin Wu, Wei Yang, Bin Zhang, Yong Cao
A novel n-type conjugated polymer containing dibenzothiophene-S,S-dioxide (FSO), bispyridinium, and fluorene scaffolds in the backbone (PFSOPyCl) was synthesized and used in the cathode interfacial layers (CILs) of conventional polymer solar cells (PSCs). The high electron affinities and large planar structures of the FSO and bispyridinium units endowed this polymer with good energy level alignments with [6,6]-phenyl-C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) and metal cathode, and excellent electron transport and extraction properties...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103039/single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-mimics-of-biological-ion-channels
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Hasti Amiri, Kenneth L Shepard, Colin Nuckolls, Raúl Hernández Sánchez
Here we report on the ion conductance through individual, small diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes. We find that they are mimics of ion channels found in natural systems. We explore the factors governing the ion selectivity and permeation through single-walled carbon nanotubes by considering an electrostatic mechanism built around a simplified version of the Gouy-Chapman theory. We find that the single-walled carbon nanotubes preferentially transported cations and that the cation permeability is size-dependent...
January 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102176/synthesis-of-magnetic-cytosine-imprinted-chitosan-nanoparticles
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Mei-Hwa Lee, Arti Ahluwalia, Jian-Zhou Chen, Neng-Lang Shih, Hung-Yin Lin
Molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles incorporating magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have been investigated for their selective adsorption properties. Here we describe the synthesis and characterization of magnetic cytosine-imprinted chitosan nanoparticles (CIPs) for gene delivery. In particular, CIPs carrying the mammalian expression plasmid of enhanced green fluorescent protein were prepared by the co-precipitation of MNPs, chitosan and a template nucleobase (cytosine). The results show that the selective reabsorption of cytosine to magnetic CIPs was at least double that of non-imprinted polymers and other nucleobases (such as adenine and thymine)...
January 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101458/cationic-liposomes-modified-with-polyallylamine-as-a-gene-carrier-preparation-characterization-and-transfection-efficiency-evaluation
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Reza Kazemi Oskuee, Asma Mahmoudi, Leila Gholami, Alireza Rahmatkhah, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Purpose: Cationic polymers and cationic liposomes have shown to be effective non-viral gene delivery vectors. In this study, we tried to improve the transfection efficiency by employing the advantages of both. Methods: For this purpose, modified polyallylamines (PAAs) were synthesized. These modifications were done through the reaction of PAA (15 KDa) with acrylate and 6-bromoalkanoic acid derivatives. Liposomes comprising of these cationic polymers and cationic lipid were prepared and extruded through polycarbonate filters to obtain desired size...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100091/the-effects-of-polyethylenimine-dna-nanoparticle-on-transcript-levels-of-apoptosis-related-genes
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Elham Pishavar, Mohammad Shafiei, Soghra Mehri, Mohammad Ramezani, Khalil Abnous
CONTEXT: Polyethylenimine (PEI) is a cationic polymer commonly used in gene transfer. Although numerous investigations have indicated that PEI can induce apoptosis/necrosis but the mechanism of its cytotoxicity is still poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of PEI/DNA complexes on the expression of apoptotic genes in human colon adenocarcinoma cells (HT29). METHODS: HT29 cells were exposed to PEI/DNA complex (C/P = 0...
January 18, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098869/core%C3%A2-shell-lipid-polymer-nanoparticles-for-combined-chemo%C3%A2-and-gene-therapy-of-childhood-head-and-neck-cancers
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Tiesong Zhang, Jing Ma, Chao Li, Ken Lin, Fan Lou, Hongchao Jiang, Yingqin Gao, Yanli Yang, Cheng Ming, Biao Ruan
Pediatric head and neck cancers account for overall 12% of all pediatric cancers. Despite recent advances in therapeutic modalities, children with tumor metastasis have poor prognosis. Therefore, there is an unmet need for new and effective treatment modalities for pediatric head and neck cancers. The present study describes a simple and efficient method for fabrication of cationic lipid‑polymer hybrid nanoparticles (CLPNs) for co‑delivery of cisplatin (CDDP) and DNA (CDDP/DNA CLPNs) for the therapy of childhood head and neck cancers...
January 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098280/single-lithium-ion-conducting-solid-polymer-electrolytes-advances-and-perspectives
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Heng Zhang, Chunmei Li, Michal Piszcz, Estibaliz Coya, Teofilo Rojo, Lide M Rodriguez-Martinez, Michel Armand, Zhibin Zhou
Electrochemical energy storage is one of the main societal challenges to humankind in this century. The performances of classical Li-ion batteries (LIBs) with non-aqueous liquid electrolytes have made great advances in the past two decades, but the intrinsic instability of liquid electrolytes results in safety issues, and the energy density of the state-of-the-art LIBs cannot satisfy the practical requirement. Therefore, rechargeable lithium metal batteries (LMBs) have been intensively investigated considering the high theoretical capacity of lithium metal and its low negative potential...
January 18, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091652/a-novel-3-d-photoluminescent-cuprous-chloride-polymer-based-on-bifunctional-imidazolate-tetrazolate-bridges
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Qiuling Tang, Jian Zhou, Filipe A Almeida Paz, Lianshe Fu, Hong Xiao, Qi Zhou, Ju Li
A novel 3-D cuprous chloride polymer [CuCl(μ5-L)]n (1, HL = 1-tetrazole-4-imidazole-benzene) has been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. 1 displays a 3-D network with a bimodal fsc-3,5-Cmce-2 topological type constructed by the linkages of rare [CuCl](+) cations and L(-) ligands. The photoluminescence properties and density functional theory calculations of 1 have also been studied.
January 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087488/cathepsin-k-targeted-sub-micron-particles-for-regenerative-repair-of-vascular-elastic-matrix
#9
Brenton Jennewine, Jonathan Fox, Anand Ramamurthi
: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) involve slow dilation and weakening of the aortic wall due to breakdown of structural matrix components, such as elastic fibers by chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), primarily, MMPs-2 and -9. Auto-regenerative repair of disrupted elastic fibers by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) at the AAA site is intrinsically poor and together with chronic proteolysis prevents restoration of elastin homeostasis, necessary to enable AAA growth arrest or regression to a healthy state...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087354/effect-of-piroxicam-on-lipid-membranes-drug-encapsulation-and-gastric-toxicity-aspects
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Natalia Wilkosz, Sami Rissanen, Małgorzata Cyza, Renata Szybka, Maria Nowakowska, Alex Bunker, Tomasz Róg, Mariusz Kepczynski
Uptake of piroxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, from the intestines after oral intake is limited due to its low solubility and its wide use is associated with several side effects related to the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, all-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and fluorescent spectroscopy were employed to investigate the interaction of piroxicam in neutral, zwitterionic, and cationic forms with lipid bilayers composed of phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol, and PEGylated lipids. Our study was aimed to assess the potential for encapsulation of piroxicam in liposomal carriers and to shed more light on the process of gastrointestinal tract injury by the drug...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079955/solubilization-of-membrane-proteins-into-functional-lipid-bilayer-nanodiscs-using-a-diisobutylene-maleic-acid-copolymer
#11
Abraham Olusegun Oluwole, Bartholomäus Danielczak, Annette Meister, Jonathan Oyebamiji Babalola, Carolyn Vargas, Sandro Keller
Once removed from their natural environment, membrane proteins depend on membrane-mimetic systems to retain their native structures and functions. To this end, lipid-bilayer nanodiscs that are bounded by scaffold proteins or amphiphilic polymers such as styrene/maleic acid (SMA) copolymers have been introduced as alternatives to detergent micelles and liposomes for in vitro membrane-protein research. Herein, we show that an alternating diisobutylene/maleic acid (DIBMA) copolymer shows equal performance to SMA in solubilizing phospholipids, stabilizes an integral membrane enzyme in functional bilayer nanodiscs, and extracts proteins of various sizes directly from cellular membranes...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075599/enhancing-cation-diffusion-and-suppressing-anion-diffusion-via-lewis-acidic-polymer-electrolytes
#12
Brett M Savoie, Michael A Webb, Thomas F Miller
Solid polymer electrolytes (SPE) have the potential to increase both the energy density and stability of lithium-based batteries, but low Li+ conductivity remains a barrier to technological viability. SPEs are designed to maximize Li+ diffusivity relative to the anion, while maintaining sufficient salt solubility. It is thus remarkable that polyethylene oxide (PEO), the most widely used SPE, exhibits Li+ diffusivity that is an order of magnitude smaller than that of typical counter-ions at moderate salt concentrations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072514/predicting-salt-permeability-coefficients-in-highly-swollen-highly-charged-ion-exchange-membranes
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Jovan Kamcev, Donald R Paul, Gerald S Manning, Benny D Freeman
This study presents a framework for predicting salt permeability coefficients in ion exchange membranes in contact with an aqueous salt solution. The model, based on the solution-diffusion mechanism, was tested using experimental salt permeability data for a series of commercial ion exchange membranes. Equilibrium salt partition coefficients were calculated using a thermodynamic framework (i.e., Donnan theory), incorporating Manning's counterion condensation theory to calculate ion activity coefficients in the membrane phase and the Pitzer model to calculate ion activity coefficients in the solution phase...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069241/intracellular-triggered-release-of-dna-quaternary-ammonium-polyplex-by-ultrasound
#14
Wei-Hao Liao, Ming-Yen Hsiao, Chia-Wen Lo, Hui-Shan Yang, Ming-Kuan Sun, Feng-Huei Lin, Yung Chang, Wen-Shiang Chen
2-Methacryloyloxy ethyl trimethyl ammonium chloride (TMA) is a potent polymeric plasma DNA (pDNA) carrier. The present study shows that TMA/pDNA polyplexes could be internalized into cells efficiently, but could not mediate gene transfection on its own. The transfection process of TMA/pDNA polyplexes is turned on only when ultrasound (US) was applied 4-8h after incubating TMA/pDNA polyplexes with target cells (with a gene expression 1000 times that of the immediate US group). US is a widely used physical method for gene delivery; its transfection efficiency can be significantly enhanced when combined with cationic polymer vectors...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068548/selective-dye-adsorption-by-chemically-modified-and-thermally-treated-polymers-of-intrinsic-microporosity
#15
Bekir Satilmis, Peter M Budd
Nitrile groups in the polymer of intrinsic microporosity PIM-1 were modified by base-catalysed hydrolysis, by reaction with ethanolamine and diethanolamine, and by reduction to amine, and the products investigated for their ability to take up a range of dyes from aqueous or ethanolic solution. Hydrolysed products exhibited selectivity for cationic over anionic species, while other products showed the reverse selectivity. At low pH, amine-PIM-1 adsorbed more than its own weight of the anionic dyes Orange II and Acid Red I from aqueous solution...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068086/enhanced-lithium-ion-transport-in-poly-ethylene-glycol-diacrylate-supported-solvate-ionogel-electrolytes-via-chemically-cross-linked-ethylene-oxide-pathways
#16
Anthony J D'Angelo, Matthew J Panzer
Lithium-ion solvate ionic liquids (SILs), consisting of complexed Li(+) cations and a weakly basic anion, represent an emergent class of nonvolatile liquid electrolytes suitable for lithium-based electrochemical energy storage. In this report, solid-state, flexible solvate ionogel electrolytes are synthesized via UV-initiated free radical polymerization/cross-linking of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) in situ within the [Li(G4)][TFSI] electrolyte, which is formed by an equimolar mixture of lithium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI) and tetraglyme (G4)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068064/versatile-functionalization-of-polysaccharides-via-polymer-grafts-from-design-to-biomedical-applications
#17
Yang Hu, Yang Li, Fu-Jian Xu
Because of their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and unique bioactive properties, polysaccharides have been recognized and directly applied as excellent candidates for various biomedical applications. In order to introduce more functionalities onto polysaccharides, various modification methods were applied to improve the physical-chemical and biochemical properties. Grafting polysaccharides with functional polymers with limited reaction sites maximizes the structural integrity. To the best of our knowledge, great efforts have been made by scientists across the world, including our research group, to explore different strategies for the synthesis and design of controllable polymer-grafted polysaccharides...
January 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068062/sequence-defined-backbone-modifications-regulate-antibacterial-activity-of-oligoteas
#18
Mintu Porel, Dana N Thornlow, Christine M Artim, Christopher A Alabi
In response to the urgent need for new antibiotic development strategies, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and other synthetic polymers are being actively investigated as promising alternatives to traditional antibiotics. Although most AMPs display lytic activity against several types of bacteria, they have poor toxicology profiles and are susceptible to proteolysis in vivo. While many synthetic variants have been created to mimic AMPs by tuning the hydrophobic to cationic ratio of the side-chain groups, few have decoupled the effects of charge from hydrophobicity in discrete systems, and none have investigated the effect of backbone hydrophobicity...
January 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064502/one-pot-synthesis-of-amino-acid-based-polyelectrolytes-and-nanoparticle-synthesis
#19
Stefan Mommer, Helmut Keul, Martin Möller
In this manuscript, a biscyclic monomer with an epoxide and a thiolactone ring connected by a urethane bond is used for the synthesis of amino acid-functional polyelectrolytes. In a first step, lithium salts of amino acids react selectively with the thiolactone ring by ring-opening, formation of an amide bond, and a thiol group. In a second step and in the presence of a base a polymeric building block is formed by polyaddition of the thiolate to the epoxide ring. The reaction occurs at room temperature in water as solvent...
January 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064500/polycarbonates-with-potent-and-selective-antimicrobial-activity-toward-gram-positive-bacteria
#20
Alekhya Nimmagadda, Xuan Liu, Peng Teng, Ma Su, Yaqiong Li, Qiao Qiao, Nawal K Khadka, Xiaoting Sun, Jianjun Pan, Hai Xu, Qi Li, Jianfeng Cai
The resistance developed by life-threatening bacteria toward conventional antibiotics has become a major concern in public health. To combat antibiotic resistance, there has been a significant interest in the development of antimicrobial cationic polymers due to the ease of synthesis and low manufacturing cost compared to host-defense peptides (HDPs). Herein, we report the design and synthesis of amphiphilic polycarbonates containing primary amino groups. These polymers exhibit potent antimicrobial activity and excellent selectivity to Gram-positive bacteria, including multidrug resistant pathogens...
January 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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