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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332160/determination-of-the-critical-micelle-concentration-of-neutral-and-ionic-surfactants-with-fluorometry-conductometry-and-surface-tension-a-method-comparison
#1
Norman Scholz, Thomas Behnke, Ute Resch-Genger
Micelles are of increasing importance as versatile carriers for hydrophobic substances and nanoprobes for a wide range of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical, and therapeutic applications. A key parameter indicating the formation and stability of micelles is the critical micelle concentration (CMC). In this respect, we determined the CMC of common anionic, cationic, and non-ionic surfactants fluorometrically using different fluorescent probes and fluorescence parameters for signal detection and compared the results with conductometric and surface tension measurements...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331859/development-of-a-method-to-determine-axitinib-lapatinib-and-afatinib-in-plasma-by-micellar-liquid-chromatography-and-validation-by-the-european-medicines-agency-guidelines
#2
Jaume Albiol-Chiva, Josep Esteve-Romero, Juan Peris-Vicente
A method based on micellar liquid chromatography to quantify the tyrosine kinase inhibitors axitinib, lapatinib and afatinib in plasma is reported. The sample pretreatment was a simple 1/5-dilution in a pure micellar solution, filtration and direct injection, without requiring extraction or purification steps. The three drugs were resolved from the matrix in 17min, using an aqueous solution of 0.07M sodium dodecyl sulfate - 6.0% 1-pentanol, buffered at pH7 with 0.01M phosphate salt as mobile phase, running under isocratic mode at 1mL/min through a C18 column...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331781/a-step-wise-self-assembly-approach-in-preparation-of-multi-responsive-poly-styrene-co-methyl-methacrylate-nanoparticles-containing-spiropyran
#3
Fahimeh Khakzad, Ali Reza Mahdavian, Hamid Salehi-Mobarakeh, Mohammad Hossain Sharifian
HYPOTHESIS: Surfactant-free emulsion polymerization has become favorable due to circumventing instability issues reasonably. Incorporation of an appropriate hydrophilic macroRAFT, could provide controlled in-situ self-assembly via copolymerization with hydrophobic monomers into polymer particles. So far, this approach has mostly been studied in dispersion systems and further studies are needed in emulsions. Beside the corresponding mechanistic studies, the prepared latex particles would potentially exhibit smart behaviors by choosing stimuli-responsive monomers...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329873/preparation-and-characterization-of-citral-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles
#4
Huaixiang Tian, Zhuoyan Lu, Danfeng Li, Jing Hu
Citral-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (citral-SLNs) were prepared via a high-pressure homogenization method, using glyceryl monostearate (GMS) as the solid lipid and a mixture of Tween 80 (T-80) and Span 80 (S-80) at a weight ratio of 1:1 as the surfactant. The microstructure and properties of the citral-SLNs were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA)...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329745/poly-methyl-methacrylate-salt-as-film-forming-material-to-design-orodispersible-films
#5
Umberto M Musazzi, Francesca Selmin, Silvia Franzé, Chiara G M Gennari, Paolo Rocco, Paola Minghetti, Francesco Cilurzo
This work aims to evaluate the possible use of a poly(sodium methacrylate, methyl methacrylate) (NaPMM2) plasticized by PEG400 in design orodispersible films (ODF). Placebo ODF prepared by solvent casting were intended to study the impact of the polymer/plasticizer ratio and residual moisture on disintegration time, stickiness and mechanical properties. The drug loading capacity was assessed using ketoprofen and paracetamol. Placebo ODF containing PEG400 in the 10-30% w/w range and 10-15% of residual moisture content were easy-to-handle, packed without failures and completely dissolved within 30 s...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328684/hydrodynamic-signatures-of-stationary-marangoni-driven-surfactant-transport
#6
M M Bandi, V S Akella, D K Singh, R S Singh, S Mandre
We experimentally study steady Marangoni-driven surfactant transport on the interface of a deep water layer. Using hydrodynamic measurements, and without using any knowledge of the surfactant physicochemical properties, we show that sodium dodecyl sulphate and Tergitol 15-S-9 introduced in low concentrations result in a flow driven by adsorbed surfactant. At higher surfactant concentration, the flow is dominated by the dissolved surfactant. Using camphoric acid, whose properties are a priori unknown, we demonstrate this method's efficacy by showing its spreading is adsorption dominated...
December 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328626/polystyrene-core-silica-shell-scintillant-nanoparticles-for-low-energy-radionuclide-quantification-in-aqueous-media
#7
Colleen M Janczak, Isen A C Calderon, Zeinab Mokhtari, Craig Alan Aspinwall
β-particle emitting radionuclides are useful molecular labels due to their abundance in biomolecules. Detection of -emission from 3H, 35S, and 33P, important biological isotopes, is challenging due to the low energies (Emax ≤ 300 keV) and short penetration depths (≤ 0.6 mm) in aqueous media. The activity of biologically relevant β-emitters is usually measured in liquid scintillation cocktail (LSC), a mixture of energy-absorbing organic solvents, surfactants, and scintillant fluorophores, which places significant limitations on the ability to acquire time-resolved measurements directly in aqueous biological systems...
January 12, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327790/iron-encapsulation-in-water-in-oil-emulsions-effect-of-ferrous-sulfate-concentration-and-fat-crystal-formation-on-oxidative-stability
#8
Nattapong Prichapan, David Julian McClements, Utai Klinkesorn
Iron deficiency is a major global human health concern. Encapsulation of iron in functional food products may help to solve this problem. However, iron is highly reactive and may promote rapid lipid oxidation in fatty foods. In this study, the effect of ferrous sulfate (0.1 to 0.5 wt%) and rice bran stearin (0 or 30 wt%) on the physical properties, oxidative stability, and encapsulation efficiency of 20 wt% water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions stabilized with polyglycerol polyricinoleate was investigated. In the presence of rice bran stearin crystals in the continuous oil phase, W/O emulsions had smaller mean droplet diameters (d ∼ 250 nm) and better physical stability than its absence (d ∼ 330 nm)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327416/comparative-proteomics-studies-of-insect-cuticle-by-tandem-mass-spectrometry-application-of-a-novel-proteomics-approach-to-the-pea-aphid-cuticular-proteins
#9
Masson Victor, Arafah Karim, Voisin Sébastien, Bulet Philippe
The exoskeleton of arthropods, called cuticle, is a biological composite material consisting principally of N-acetylglucosamine polymer embedded in cuticular proteins (CPs). The CPs have been studied and characterized by mass spectrometry in several cuticular structures and in many arthropods. Such analyses were usually carried out by protein extraction using SDS detergent followed by electrophoresis, allowing detection and identification of a large number of CPs. To build a repertoire of cuticular structures from Bombyx mori, Apis mellifera and Anopheles gambiae we avoided the use of SDS and electrophoresis...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327386/self-healing-of-a-confined-phase-change-memory-device-with-a-metallic-surfactant-layer
#10
Yujun Xie, Wanki Kim, Yerin Kim, Sangbum Kim, Jemima Gonsalves, Matthew BrightSky, Chung Lam, Yu Zhu, Judy J Cha
Understanding and possibly recovering from the failure mechanisms of phase change memories (PCMs) are critical to improving their cycle life. Extensive electrical testing and postfailure electron microscopy analysis have shown that stuck-set failure can be recovered. Here, self-healing of novel confined PCM devices is directly shown by controlling the electromigration of the phase change material at the nanoscale. In contrast to the current mushroom PCM, the confined PCM has a metallic surfactant layer, which enables effective Joule heating to control the phase change material even in the presence of a large void...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327018/the-mechanism-for-the-stabilization-and-surfactant-properties-of-epitaxial-silicene
#11
A Curcella, R Bernard, Y Borensztein, M Lazzeri, G Prévot
Using real-time in situ scanning tunneling microscopy and density functional theory simulations, we have studied the growth of Si films on Ag(111) beyond the silicene monolayer, evidencing the existence of metastable phases and an original growth mechanism. Above monolayer Si coverage, an initial structure forms, which is identified as an Ag-free Si bilayer with additional Si adatoms. With further deposition, this structure is replaced by a distinct bilayer structure covered by Si trimers and Ag atoms. The formation of these bilayers follows counterintuitive dynamics: they are partially inserted within the Ag substrate and form by expelling, from the underlying substrate, the atoms that reinsert below the adjacent silicene layer...
January 12, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327014/design-of-biomimetic-substrates-for-long-term-maintenance-of-alveolar-epithelial-cells
#12
James C H Poon, Zhongfa Liao, Takaya Suzuki, Miranda M Carleton, John P Soleas, J Stewart Aitchison, Golnaz Karoubi, Alison P McGuigan, Thomas K Waddell
There is a need to establish in vitro lung alveolar epithelial culture models to better understand the fundamental biological mechanisms that drive lung diseases. While primary alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) are a useful option to study mature lung biology, they have limited utility in vitro. Cells that survive demonstrate limited proliferative capacity and loss of phenotype over the first 3-5 days in traditional culture conditions. To address this limitation, we generated a novel physiologically relevant cell culture system for enhanced viability and maintenance of phenotype...
January 12, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325421/effects-of-underwater-bubble-cpap-on-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-newborns-in-the-delivery-room-and-after-transport-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#13
Vera Lucia Barros Abelenda, Tania Cristina Oliveira Valente, Cirlene Lima Marinho, Agnaldo José Lopes
The development of less invasive ventilatory strategies in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) preterm newborns has been a growing concern in recent decades. This study aimed to measure differences in the clinical progression of preterm newborns using two distinct periods in a university hospital: before and after using underwater bubble continuous positive airway pressure (ubCPAP). This is a retrospective study of VLBW preterm newborns with gestational ages less than or equal to 32 weeks admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325094/functional-rescue-of-misfolding-abca3-mutations-by-small-molecular-correctors
#14
Susanna Kinting, Stefanie Höppner, Ulrike Schindlbeck, Maria E Forstner, Jacqueline Harfst, Thomas Wittmann, Matthias Griese
ABCA3, a phospholipid transporter in lung lamellar bodies (LB), is essential for the assembly of pulmonary surfactant and LB biogenesis. Mutations in the ABCA3 gene are an important genetic cause for respiratory distress syndrome in neonates and interstitial lung disease in children and adults, for which there is currently no cure.The aim of this study was to prove that disease causing misfolding ABCA3 mutations can be corrected in vitro and to investigate available options for correction.We stably expressed HA-tagged wild type ABCA3 or variants p...
January 9, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324568/effects-of-pressure-support-ventilation-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-mild-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-depend-on-level-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure
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Paulo A F Magalhães, Gisele de A Padilha, Lillian Moraes, Cíntia L Santos, Ligia de A Maia, Cassia L Braga, Maria do Carmo M B Duarte, Lívia B Andrade, Alberto Schanaider, Vera L Capellozzi, Robert Huhle, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco, Pedro L Silva
BACKGROUND: Harmful effects of spontaneous breathing have been shown in experimental severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, in the clinical setting, spontaneous respiration has been indicated only in mild ARDS. To date, no study has compared the effects of spontaneous assisted breathing with those of fully controlled mechanical ventilation at different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on lung injury in ARDS. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of assisted pressure support ventilation (PSV) with pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) on lung function, histology and biological markers at two different PEEP levels in mild ARDS in rats...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324269/surfactant-free-synthesis-of-silica-aerogel-microspheres-with-hierarchically-porous-structure
#16
Yulu Zhang, Jin Wang, Xuetong Zhang
In this work, we developed a new method to synthesize silica aerogel microspheres via ambient pressure drying (APD) process without applying any surfactants and mechanical stirring. An ethanol solution of partially hydrolyzed, partially condensed silica (CS) was used as precursor in the synthesis, the water-repellent n-Heptane as solvent, while the water-soluble ammonia gas (NH3) as catalyst. After a fast sol-gel process and APD process, aerogel microspheres were obtained in the form of white powder with packing density ranged from 62 mg/cm3 to 230 mg/cm3 for different samples...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324051/anti-il-8-antibody-potentiates-the-effect-of-exogenous-surfactant-in-respiratory-failure-caused-by-meconium-aspiration
#17
Pavol Mikolka, Jana Kopincova, Petra Kosutova, Maros Kolomaznik, Andrea Calkovska, Daniela Mokra
AIM: Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is life-threatening respiratory failure of newborns which can be treated by exogenous surfactant. In response to meconium, increased levels of chemokine IL-8 (CXCL8) stimulate massive neutrophil infiltration of the lungs. Local accumulation and activation of neutrophils, on-going inflammation, lung edema, and oxidative damage contribute to inactivation of endogenous and therapeutically given surfactants. Therefore, we have hypothesized that addition of monoclonal anti-IL-8 antibody into exogenous surfactant can mitigate the neutrophil-induced local injury and the secondary surfactant inactivation and may finally result in improvement of respiratory functions...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323919/effects-of-aggregate-charge-and-subphase-ionic-strength-on-the-properties-of-spread-polyelectrolyte-surfactant-films-at-the-air-water-interface-under-static-and-dynamic-conditions
#18
Andrea Tummino, Jutta Toscano, Federica Sebastiani, Boris A Noskov, Imre Varga, Richard A Campbell
In this work we demonstrate the ability to tune the formation of extended structures in films of poly(sodium styrene sulfonate)/dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide at the air/water interface through control over the charge/structure of aggregates as well as the ionic strength of the subphase. Our methodology to prepare loaded polyelectrolyte/surfactant films from self-assembled liquid crystalline aggregates exploits their fast dissociation and Marangoni spreading of material upon contact with an aqueous subphase...
January 11, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323902/maillard-conjugation-of-sodium-alginate-to-whey-protein-for-enhanced-resistance-to-surfactant-induced-competitive-displacement-from-air-water-interfaces
#19
Bingqing Cai, Anna Saito, Shinya Ikeda
Whey protein adsorbed to an interface forms a viscoelastic interfacial film but is displaced competitively from the interface by a small-molecule surfactant added afterward. The present study evaluated the impact of the covalent conjugation of high- or low-molecular-weight sodium alginate (HA or LA) to whey protein isolate (WPI) via the Maillard reaction on the ability of whey protein to resist surfactant-induced competitive displacement from the air-water interface. Surfactant added after the pre-adsorption of conjugate to the interface increased surface pressure...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323614/evaluation-of-anionic-surfactants-effects-on-the-skin-barrier-function-based-of-skin-permeability
#20
Mana Okasaka, Koji Kubota, Emi Yamasaki, Jianzhong Yang, Sadaki Takata
Anionic surfactants are often used for cleaning and pharmaceutical purposes because of their strong surfactancy and foaming property. However, they are rarely ingested orally, the skin is a part of human body most affected by surfactants. Barrier function of the skin is very strong, but the anionic surfactants can serious damage it. Recently, amino acid-based surfactants have attracted attentions as safer options owing to their biocompatibility. Cytotoxicity examinations revealed the amino acid-based surfactants are superior to sulfate-based surfactants...
January 11, 2018: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
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