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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532117/optimization-for-extracellular-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-by-penicillium-aculeatum-su1-and-their-antimicrobial-activity-and-cytotoxic-effect-compared-with-silver-ions
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Liang Ma, Wei Su, Jian-Xin Liu, Xiao-Xi Zeng, Zhi Huang, Wen Li, Zheng-Chun Liu, Jian-Xin Tang
The present study addresses an eco-friendly and energy-saving method for extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a cell free filtrate of the fungus strain Penicillium aculeatum Su1 as a reducing agent. Parametric optimization of the biosynthesis process demonstrated different effects on the size, distribution, yield, and synthesis rate of biosynthesized AgNPs. The transmission electron microscopy (TEM) measurements demonstrated that AgNPs were spherical or approximately spherical, with a size between 4 and 55nm...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532079/nerve-growth-factor-loaded-heparinized-cationic-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-regulating-membrane-charge-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-during-differentiation
#2
Yung-Chih Kuo, Rajendiran Rajesh
Nerve growth factor (NGF)-loaded heparinized cationic solid lipid nanoparticles (NGF-loaded HCSLNs) were developed using heparin-stearic acid conjugate, cacao butter, cholesterol, stearylamine (SA), and esterquat 1 (EQ 1). The effect of cationic lipids and lipid matrix composition on the particle size, particle structure, surface molecular composition, chemical structure, electrophoretic mobility, and zeta potential of HCSLNs was investigated. The effect of HCSLNs on the membrane charge of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) was also studied...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532045/electrochemically-reduced-graphene-oxide-poly-glycine-composite-modified-electrode-for-sensitive-determination-of-l-dopa
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Venkata Narayana Palakollu, Neeta Thapliyal, Tirivashe E Chiwunze, Rajshekhar Karpoormath, Sivanandhan Karunanidhi, Srinivasulu Cherukupalli
A facile preparation strategy based on electrochemical technique for the fabrication of glycine (Poly-Gly) and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) composite modified electrode was developed. The morphology of the developed composite (ERGO/Poly-Gly) was investigated using field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). The composite modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) was characterized using fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531843/rapid-ic-ms-ms-determination-of-methylphosphonic-acid-in-urine-of-rats-exposed-to-organophosphorus-nerve-agents
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Timur Baygildiev, Alexandra Zatirakha, Igor Rodin, Arkady Braun, Andrey Stavrianidi, Nadezhda Koryagina, Igor Rybalchenko, Oleg Shpigun
A direct approach for the determination of a specific hydrolysis product of organophosphorus nerve agents such as methylphosphonic acid (MPA) in urine by ion chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (IC-MS/MS) has been developed. The first advantage of the proposed approach is a rapid and simple sample preparation, which does not require a large sample volume, complicated and laborious preconcentration and derivatization steps, and takes less than 7min per sample. The second advantage is the fast and selective IC determination of MPA carried out on a noncommercial anion exchanger based on a poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) (PS-DVB) substrate with a high degree of crosslinking and a covalently-bonded branched functional layer, which enables complete resolution of MPA from major urine matrix components and allows one to overcome matrix effects...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531093/development-of-a-low-energy-x-ray-camera-for-the-imaging-of-secondary-electron-bremsstrahlung-x-ray-emitted-during-proton-irradiation-for-range-estimation
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Koki Ando, Mitsutaka Yamaguchi, Seiichi Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Toshito, Naoki Kawachi
Imaging of secondary electron bremsstrahlung x-ray emitted during proton irradiation is a possible method for measurement of the proton beam distribution in phantom. However, it is not clear that the method is used for range estimation of protons. For this purpose, we developed a low-energy x-ray camera and conducted imaging of the bremsstrahlung x-ray produced during irradiation of proton beams. We used a 20 mm  ×  20 mm  ×  1 mm finely grooved GAGG scintillator that was optically coupled to a one-inch square high quantum efficiency (HQE)-type position-sensitive photomultiplier tube to form an imaging detector...
May 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530849/allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-cystic-fibrosis-mr-imaging-of-airway-mucus-contrasts-as-a-tool-for-diagnosis
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Gaël Dournes, Patrick Berger, John Refait, Julie Macey, Stephanie Bui, Laurence Delhaes, Michel Montaudon, Olivier Corneloup, Jean-François Chateil, Roger Marthan, Michaël Fayon, François Laurent
Purpose To assess the diagnostic accuracy of mucus contrast characterization by using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to discriminate allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in cystic fibrosis (CF). Materials and Methods The study was approved by the local Ethics Committee, and all patients or their parents gave written informed consent. One hundred ten consecutive patients with CF were screened between January 2014 and July 2015. All patients underwent a non-contrast material-enhanced MR protocol that included routine T1-weighted and T2-weighted sequences...
May 22, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530838/an-innovative-high-throughput-screening-approach-for-discovery-of-small-molecules-that-inhibit-tnf-receptors
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Chih Hung Lo, Nagamani Vunnam, Andrew K Lewis, Ting-Lan Chiu, Benjamin E Brummel, Tory M Schaaf, Benjamin D Grant, Prachi Bawaskar, David D Thomas, Jonathan N Sachs
Tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) is a transmembrane receptor that binds tumor necrosis factor or lymphotoxin-alpha and plays a critical role in regulating the inflammatory response. Upregulation of these ligands is associated with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Current treatments reduce symptoms by sequestering free ligands, but this can cause adverse side effects by unintentionally inhibiting ligand binding to off-target receptors. Hence, there is a need for new small molecules that specifically target the receptors, rather than the ligands...
May 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530788/long-term-cyclability-of-electrochromic-poly-3-hexyl-thiophene-films-modified-by-surfactant-assisted-graphene-oxide-layers
#8
Tae-Ho Kim, Ki-In Choi, Hyeri Kim, Seong Hyeon Oh, Jaseung Koo, Yoon-Chae Nah
Organic electrochromic (EC) materials are generally known to be electrochemically unstable during the ionic exchange process. One effective method to stabilize them is incorporating graphene derivatives in the polymer matrix, thereby creating strong interaction between graphene derivatives and polymer. However, previous studies are limited to specific polymers and bulk-blended systems, such as mixing the polymer with graphene derivatives. In this study, we developed a polymer-graphene derivative complex with the chemical assistance of a surfactant (octadecylamine, ODA)...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530715/nanofluidic-device-for-continuous-multiparameter-quality-assurance-of-biologics
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Sung Hee Ko, Divya Chandra, Wei Ouyang, Taehong Kwon, Pankaj Karande, Jongyoon Han
Process analytical technology (PAT) is critical for the manufacture of high-quality biologics as it enables continuous, real-time and on-line/at-line monitoring during biomanufacturing processes. The conventional analytical tools currently used have many restrictions to realizing the PAT of current and future biomanufacturing. Here we describe a nanofluidic device for the continuous monitoring of biologics' purity and bioactivity with high sensitivity, resolution and speed. Periodic and angled nanofilter arrays served as the molecular sieve structures to conduct a continuous size-based analysis of biologics...
May 22, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530609/phenolic-compounds-of-the-australian-native-herb-prostanthera-rotundifolia-and-their-biological-activities
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Kitty S C Tang, Izabela Konczak, Jian Zhao
The chemical identity and bioactivities of phenolic components of the Australian native herb Prostanthera rotundifolia were studied. Phenolic compounds were extracted with 80% (v/v) aqueous methanol and purified by liquid chromatography. The antioxidant capacity of the extract and its inhibiting activity against α-glucosidase, pancreatic lipase and hyaluronidase were determined. Phenolic compounds were identified by a combination of HPLC-PDA, LC-high resolution MS (LC-HRMS), LC-tandem MS (LC-MS/MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530590/metabolic-profiling-of-apples-from-different-production-systems-before-and-after-controlled-atmosphere-ca-storage-studied-by-1-h-high-resolution-magic-angle-spinning-hr-mas-nmr
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Martina Vermathen, Mattia Marzorati, Gaëlle Diserens, Daniel Baumgartner, Claudia Good, Franz Gasser, Peter Vermathen
Determination of metabolic alterations in apples induced by such processes as different crop protection strategies or storage, are of interest to assess correlations with fruit quality or fruit disorders. Preliminary results proposed the metabolic discrimination of apples from organic (BIO), integrated (IP) and low-input (LI) production. To determine contributions of temporal metabolic developments and to define the type of metabolic changes during storage, (1)H high resolution-magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) NMR spectroscopy of apple pulp was performed before and after two time points of controlled atmosphere storage...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530584/triacylglycerol-regioisomers-in-human-milk-resolved-with-an-algorithmic-novel-electrospray-ionization-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method
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Heikki Kallio, Matts Nylund, Pontus Boström, Baoru Yang
A highly sensitive mass spectrometric (MS) method was developed and validated to analyze ratios of regioisomeric triacylglycerols (TAGs) in fats and oils. UPLC resolution of lithiated TAGs followed by daughter scan MS/MS of positive ions revealed several indicative ions for quantitative analysis. Reference TAGs containing C14-C20 fatty acids (FAs) showed good linear response. Analysis of Finnish and Chinese pooled human milk samples revealed hundreds of regioisomeric TAGs. At least 64mol% of the TAGs were quantified with relative standard deviation <17%...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530494/review-anal-intraepithelial-neoplasia-in-hiv-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men-is-screening-and-treatment-justified
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Peter Wasserman, David S Rubin, Glenn Turett
Anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the fourth most prevalent cancer in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been detected in over 90% of anal carcinoma biopsy specimens from MSM, and is considered a necessary, but alone, insufficient factor for carcinogenesis. Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) may be precursive for SCC, and screening cytology with referral of persons with abnormality for high-resolution anoscopy-guided biopsy, and AIN treatment, has been recommended for prevention...
May 22, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530483/carotidynia-in-high-altitude-travelers
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Andrea Parra, Tamuru Okada, Peter H Lin
Background Carotidynia is characterized by focal pain and tenderness of the carotid artery without associated hemodynamic or structural abnormalities. Carotid artery pathology has also been known to occur in high altitude due to aberrant baroreceptor response in the carotid bulb. Case Presentation We herein report two cases of high altitude-related idiopathic carotidynia. The first patient was a geologist who performed oil reserve survey in the Alaska Mountain, while the second patient was hiking in a mountain trail in Peru...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530302/a-dynamic-kinetic-asymmetric-transfer-hydrogenation-cyclization-tandem-reaction-an-easy-access-to-chiral-3-4-dihydro-2h-pyran-carbonitriles
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Dongsong Zheng, Qiankun Zhao, Xiaoying Hu, Tanyu Cheng, Guohua Liu, Wei Wang
A chiral (mesitylene)RuCl(monosulfonated diamine) catalysed dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR)-asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (ATH) process is developed for highly enantio- (up to 99% ee) and diastereo- (up to 98 : 2 dr) selective reduction of challenging racemic α-aryl-γ-keto malononitriles. A spontaneous cyclization reaction of the hydrogenation products delivers a cascade process for efficient synthesis of useful enantioenriched 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran-carbonitriles.
May 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529963/high-current-table-top-setup-for-femtosecond-gas-electron-diffraction
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Omid Zandi, Kyle J Wilkin, Yanwei Xiong, Martin Centurion
We have constructed an experimental setup for gas phase electron diffraction with femtosecond resolution and a high average beam current. While gas electron diffraction has been successful at determining molecular structures, it has been a challenge to reach femtosecond resolution while maintaining sufficient beam current to retrieve structures with high spatial resolution. The main challenges are the Coulomb force that leads to broadening of the electron pulses and the temporal blurring that results from the velocity mismatch between the laser and electron pulses as they traverse the sample...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529878/neuroimaging-in-pre-motor-parkinson-s-disease
#17
REVIEW
Thomas R Barber, Johannes C Klein, Clare E Mackay, Michele T M Hu
The process of neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease begins long before the onset of clinical motor symptoms, resulting in substantial cell loss by the time a diagnosis can be made. The period between the onset of neurodegeneration and the development of motoric disease would be the ideal time to intervene with disease modifying therapies. This pre-motor phase can last many years, but the lack of a specific clinical phenotype means that objective biomarkers are needed to reliably detect prodromal disease...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529759/high-frequency-based-features-for-low-and-high-retina-haemorrhage-classification
#18
Salim Lahmiri
Haemorrhages (HAs) presence in fundus images is one of the most important indicators of diabetic retinopathy that causes blindness. In this regard, accurate grading of HAs in fundus images is crucial for appropriate medical treatment. The purpose of this Letter is to assess the relative performance of statistical features obtained with three different multi-resolution analysis (MRA) techniques and fed to support vector machine in grading retinal HAs. Considered MRA techniques are the common discrete wavelet transform (DWT), empirical mode decomposition (EMD), and variational mode decomposition (VMD)...
February 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529725/the-catalytic-function-of-cytochrome-p450-is-entwined-with-its-membrane-bound-nature
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REVIEW
Carlo Barnaba, Katherine Gentry, Nirupama Sumangala, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
Cytochrome P450, a family of monooxygenase enzymes, is organized as a catalytic metabolon, which requires enzymatic partners as well as environmental factors that tune its complex dynamic. P450 and its reducing counterparts-cytochrome P450-reductase and cytochrome b 5 -are membrane-bound proteins located in the cytosolic side of the endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to dynamically associate to form functional complexes. Increasing experimental evidence signifies the role(s) played by both protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions in P450 catalytic function and efficiency...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529713/gap-junction-structure-unraveled-but-not-fully-revealed
#20
REVIEW
Eric C Beyer, Viviana M Berthoud
Gap junction channels facilitate the intercellular exchange of ions and small molecules, a process that is critical for the function of many different kinds of cells and tissues. Recent crystal structures of channels formed by one connexin isoform (connexin26) have been determined, and they have been subjected to molecular modeling. These studies have provided high-resolution models to gain insights into the mechanisms of channel conductance, molecular permeability, and gating. The models share similarities, but there are some differences in the conclusions reached by these studies...
2017: F1000Research
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