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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527185/surface-heparinization-and-blood-compatibility-modification-of-small-intestinal-submucosa-sis-for-small-caliber-vascular-regeneration
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Bensong Han, Feng Xue, Cunyi Fan, Xiumei Mo
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the small intestinal submucosal (SIS) surface after heparinization with the hypothermia plasma technique, to improve the blood compatibility of SIS, and to explore the possibility of construction of small-caliber vascular grafts with modified SIS scaffolds in vivo. METHODS: SIS films prepared from jejunums of pigs were processed for surface treatment at different time periods with the argon plasma initiation technique under vacuum, and were then immediately immersed in 4% (m/v) heparin sodium solution for 24-h heparinization...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526629/the-ultra-structural-organization-of-the-elastic-network-in-the-intra-and-inter-lamellar-matrix-of-the-intervertebral-disc
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J Tavakoli, D M Elliott, J J Costi
The inter-lamellar matrix (ILM) -located between adjacent lamellae of the annulus fibrosus- consists of a complex structure of elastic fibres, while elastic fibers of the intra-lamellar region are aligned predominantly parallel to the collagen fibers. The organization of elastic fibres under low magnification, in both inter- and intra-lamellar regions, was studied by light microscopic analysis of histologically prepared samples; however, little is known about their ultrastructure. An ultrastructural visualization of elastic fibres in the inter-lamellar matrix is crucial for describing their contribution to structural integrity, as well as mechanical properties of the annulus fibrosus...
May 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526349/in-vivo-evaluation-of-toxicity-and-antiviral-activity-of-polyrhodanine-nanoparticles-by-using-the-chicken-embryo-model
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Ahmad Nazaktabar, Mohammad Soleimani Lashkenari, Atefeh Araghi, Mohsen Ghorbani, Hannaneh Golshahi
Evaluation of the potential cytotoxicity of polyrhodanine nanoparticles is an important factor for its biological applications. In current study, for the first time histopathological and biochemical analysis of polyrhodanine besides of its antiviral activity against Newcastle disease virus (NDV) were examined on chicken embryo model. Polyrhodanine was synthesized by the chemical oxidative polymerization method. The obtained nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526347/preparation-of-chitosan-ferulic-acid-conjugate-structure-characterization-and-in-the-application-of-pharmaceuticals
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Chen Li, Jian-Bin Li
A novel drug delivery system based on chitosan derivatives was prepared by introducting ferulic acid to chitosan adopting a free radical-induced grafting procedure. This paper used an ascorbic acid/hydrogen peroxide redox pair as radical initiator. The chitosan derivative was characterized by Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR), Ultraviolet-visible spectrum (UV), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Electron microscopic scanning (SEM). What is more, preparing microcapsules with the chitosan conjugate as wall material, the drug release propertie of chitosan conjugates were compared with that of a blank chitosan, which treated in the same conditions but in the absence of ferulic acid...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525683/multilayer-microstructure-of-idiopathic-epiretinal-macular-membranes
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Claudio Azzolini, Terenzio Congiu, Simone Donati, Alberto Passi, Petra Basso, Eliana Piantanida, Cesare Mariotti, Francesco Testa, Simona M Caprani, Jennifer Cattaneo, Riccardo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To identify the ultramicroscopic structure of idiopathic epiretinal macular membranes (iEMMs) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). METHODS: We examined 28 iEMMs surgically removed from 28 eyes of 28 patients. All specimens, previously observed at stereomicroscope, were treated with an osmium maceration technique. Fine resolution of iEMMs' 3D architecture and their interaction with the retina were studied using a Philips SEM-FEG XL-30 microscope. RESULTS: The specimens appeared as laminar connective structures partially or completely adherent to the inner limiting membrane (ILM)...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525278/role-of-edge-engineering-in-photoconductiviy-of-graphene-nano-ribbons
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Ivan Ivanov, Yunbin Hu, Silvio Osella, Uliana Beser, Hai I Wang, David Beljonne, Akimitsu Narita, Klaus Müllen, Dmitry Turchinovich, Mischa Bonn
The effect of edge engineering of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) on their ultrafast photoconductivity is investigated. Three different GNRs were fabricated by bottom-up synthesis in the liquid phase, where structure, width, and edge planarity could be controlled chemically at the atomic level. The charge carrier transport in the fabricated GNRs was studied on the ultrafast, sub-picosecond time-scale using time-resolved terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, giving access to the elementary parameters of carrier conduction...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525260/three-dimensional-visualization-and-characterization-of-polymeric-self-assemblies-by-transmission-electron-microtomography
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Hiroshi Jinnai, Takeshi Higuchi, Xiaodong Zhuge, Akihito Kumamoto, Kees Joost Batenburg, Yuichi Ikuhara
Self-assembling structures and their dynamical processes in polymeric systems have been investigated using three-dimensional transmission electron microscopy (3D-TEM). Block copolymers (BCPs) self-assemble into nanoscale periodic structures called microphase-separated structures, a deep understanding of which is important for creating nanomaterials with superior physical properties, such as high-performance membranes with well-defined pore size and high-density data storage media. Because microphase-separated structures have become increasingly complicated with advances in precision polymerization, characterizing these complex morphologies is becoming increasingly difficult...
May 19, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524692/electron-nuclear-coupling-through-autoionizing-states-after-strong-field-excitation-of-h_-2-molecules
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Yonghao Mi, Nicolas Camus, Lutz Fechner, Martin Laux, Robert Moshammer, Thomas Pfeifer
Channel-selective electron emission from strong-field photoionization of H_{2} molecules is experimentally investigated by using ultrashort laser pulses and a reaction microscope. The electron momenta and energy spectra in coincidence with bound and dissociative ionization channels are compared. Surprisingly, we observed an enhancement of the photoelectron yield in the low-energy region for the bound ionization channel. By further investigation of asymmetrical electron emission using two-color laser pulses, this enhancement is understood as the population of the autoionizing states of H_{2} molecules in which vibrational energy is transferred to electronic energy...
May 5, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523885/intraepidermal-type-vii-collagen-by-immunofluorescence-mapping-a-specific-finding-for-bullous-dermolysis-of-the-newborn
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Gillian Heinecke, M Peter Marinkovich, Kerri E Rieger
BACKGROUND: Bullous dermolysis of the newborn (BDN) is a subtype of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) characterized by skin fragility and blister formation at birth that typically resolves within the first year of life. Abnormal intraepidermal retention of type VII collagen (C7) has been reported as a characteristic feature of BDN, but few studies have investigated the specificity of this finding. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pathology reports of patients diagnosed with DEB using immunofluorescence mapping from January 2001 to January 2015...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523615/a-facile-route-for-preparation-of-magnetic-biomass-activated-carbon-with-high-performance-for-removal-of-dye-pollutants
#10
Hao Luo, Shengxiao Zhang, Xiaoyan Li, Qiang Xu, Junshen Liu, Zhenhua Wang
A novel and simple method for preparing magnetic biomass activated carbon (BAC) was developed. The BAC was prepared by decomposing fallen leaves, and magnetic nanoparticles were grown in situ on BAC using solvothermal method. The prepared magnetic BAC was characterized with FT-IR, XRD, vibrating sample magnetometer, thermo-gravimetric apparatus, SEM, and high-resolution transmission electron microscope, and results indicate that BAC and magnetic nanoparticles were combined together successfully. To investigate the adsorption ability of the composites, several dyes were selected as sample pollutants, and the sorbent showed high adsorption capacity for the dyes...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522815/enhanced-sulfidation-xanthate-flotation-of-malachite-using-ammonium-ions-as-activator
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Dandan Wu, Wenhui Ma, Yingbo Mao, Jiushuai Deng, Shuming Wen
In this study, ammonium ion was used to enhance the sulfidation flotation of malachite. The effect of ammonium ion on the sulfidation flotation of malachite was investigated using microflotation test, inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis, zeta potential measurements, and scanning electron microscope analysis (SEM). The results of microflotation test show that the addition of sodium sulfide and ammonium sulfate resulted in better sulfidation than the addition of sodium sulfide alone. The results of ICP analysis indicate that the dissolution of enhanced sulfurized malachite surface is significantly decreased...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522398/study-on-the-synthesis-and-physicochemical-properties-of-starch-acetate-with-low-substitution-under-microwave-assistance
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Derong Lin, Wei Zhou, Jingjing Zhao, Weijie Lan, Rongming Chen, Yutong Li, Baoshan Xing, Zhuohao Li, Mengshi Xiao, Zhijun Wu, Xindan Li, Rongna Chen, Xingwen Zhang, Hong Chen, Qing Zhang, Wen Qin, Suqing Li
In this study, synthesis and physicochemical properties of starch acetate with low substitution under microwave were studied. A three-level-three-factorial Central Composite Design using Response Surface Methodology was employed to optimize the reaction conditions. The optimal parameters are as follows: amount of acetic anhydride of 12%, radiation time of 11min, and microwave power of 100W. These optimal conditions predicted by RSM were confirmed that the degree of substitution (DS) of acetate starch is 0.0691mg/g and the physical and chemical properties of natural corn starch (NCS) and corn starch acetate (ACS) were further studied...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522397/cellulose-acetate-poly-lactic-acid-coaxial-wet-electrospun-scaffold-containing-citalopram-loaded-gelatin-nanocarriers-for-neural-tissue-engineering-applications
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Mahdi Naseri-Nosar, Majid Salehi, Shahriar Hojjati-Emami
The current study aimed to develop a biodegradable three-dimensional drug-loaded scaffold with the core-shell structured fibrils using coaxial wet-electrospinning for neural tissue engineering application. Poly lactic acid was wet-electrospun as the core, whereas cellulose acetate was fabricated into the fibril's shell. The scaffold then was coated with citalopram-loaded gelatin nanocarriers (CGNs) produced by nanoprecipitation. Scanning electron microscope observation revealed that the fibrils formed a nonwoven structure with the average diameter of ∼950nm...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521531/removal-of-co-by-carbonaceous-material-obtained-through-solution-combustion-of-tamarind-shell
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H López-González, J Serrano-Gómez, M T Olguín, J Hernández-López, S Bulbulian
New carbonaceous materials were obtained through solution combustion process of tamarind shell in the presence of urea and ammonium nitrate, and all of them were tested for Co removal. The effect of temperature (from 600°C to 1000°C) and water volume on surface texture of carbonaceous material and its adsorptive capacity was evaluated. Scanning electron microscope, FTIR, XRD and BET model were used to characterize the obtained carbonaceous material before applying for the removal of cobalt. The point of zero charge was also determined...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521459/cisplatin-regulates-cell-autophagy-in-endometrial-cancer-cells-via-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-pathway
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Qiongyan Lin, Yifeng Wang, Dunjin Chen, Xiujie Sheng, Juan Liu, Hanzhen Xiong
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological malignancy encountered in developed countries and the second most common in the developing world. The five-year survival rate of patients with endometrial cancer diagnosed at a late stage is <30%. Therefore, it is critical to develop a suitable chemotherapeutic regimen for late-stage endometrial cancer. Cisplatin (CDDP) is a first-line chemotherapeutic drug for endometrial cancer chemotherapy. The present study investigated the molecular mechanism underlying the effect of CDDP on endometrial cancer from the perspective of cell autophagy...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521220/synthesis-of-ordered-mesoporous-la2o3-zro2-composites-with-encapsulated-pt-nps-and-the-effect-of-la-dopping-on-catalytic-activity
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Yan Gao, Yiwei Zhang, Yuming Zhou, Chao Zhang, Hongxing Zhang, Shuo Zhao, Jiasheng Fang, Mengqiu Huang, Xiaoli Sheng
In this work, we report a feasible approach to synthesize a ternary nanocomposites, Pt/lanthanum doped mesoporous zirconium oxide (Pt/La2O3-ZrO2), via an effective two-step method. Ordered mesoporous La2O3-ZrO2 composites were firstly fabricated with mesoporous silica KIT-6 as a hard template. Subsequently, uniform Pt nanoparticles encapsulated by 4 hydroxyl-terminated poly (amidoamine) (G4-OH PAMAM) dendrimers were deposited on the La2O3-ZrO2 composites. The as-prepared samples were characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM), N2 adsorption-desorption isotherm analysis, energy dispersion X-ray analysis (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521163/application-for-oxytetracycline-wastewater-pretreatment-by-fenton-iron-mud-based-cathodic-anodic-electrolysis-ceramic-granular-fillers
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Feilong Zhang, Qinyan Yue, Yuan Gao, Baoyu Gao, Xing Xu, Zhongfei Ren, Yang Jin
In this study, Fenton iron mud applied as main raw material of cathodic-anodic-electrolysis ceramic granular fillers (ICMF) in a continuous reactor, which were used to pretreat oxytetracycline (OTC) wastewater. The ICMF was characterized by Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive Spectrometer analysis. The effects of pH value, hydraulic retention time, OTC concentrations and aeration on removal efficiency of total organic carbon (TOC) and OTC were studied. The degradation byproducts of OTC were analyzed by UV-2450, High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Liquid Chromatography-mass Spectrometry...
May 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520408/engineering-and-characterization-of-bacterial-nanocellulose-films-as-low-cost-and-flexible-sensor-material
#18
Rahul K Mangayil, Satu M Rajala, Arno J Pammo, Essi L Sarlin, Jin Luo, Ville P Santala, Matti Tapani Karp, Sampo R Tuukkanen
Some bacterial strains such as Komagataeibacter xylinus are able to produce cellulose as an extracellular matrix. In comparison to wood-based cellulose, bacterial cellulose (BC) holds interesting properties such as biodegradability, high purity, water-holding capacity and superior mechanical and structural properties. Aiming towards improvement in BC production titer and tailored alterations to the BC film, we engineered K. xylinus to overexpress partial and complete bacterial cellulose synthase operon that encodes activities for BC production...
May 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516211/early-endothelialization-associated-with-a-biolimus-a9-bioresorbable-polymer-stent-in-a-porcine-coronary-model
#19
Masayuki Mori, Kenji Sakata, Chiaki Nakanishi, Takuya Nakahashi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Kazuaki Yoshioka, Yoh Takuwa, Hirofumi Okada, Jun-Ichiro Yokawa, Masaya Shimojima, Tsuyoshi Yoshimuta, Shohei Yoshida, Masakazu Yamagishi, Kenshi Hayashi
Although Nobori(®), with a bioresorbable polymer and biolimus A9 abluminal coating, has unique characteristics, few data exist regarding endothelialization early after implantation. Fifteen Nobori(®) and 14 control bare-metal stents (S-stent™) were implanted in 12 pigs. Histopathology of stented segments, inflammation, and intimal fibrin content was evaluated on the 2nd and 14th day after implantation. On the 2nd day, endothelial cells were morphologically and immunohistologically confirmed on the surface of both stents, although some inflammatory cells might be involved...
May 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515715/anti-biofilm-and-antivirulence-activities-of-metabolites-from-plectosphaerella-cucumerina-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#20
Jinwei Zhou, Shiyuan Bi, Hongjuan Chen, Tongtong Chen, Rui Yang, Minghui Li, Yonghong Fu, Ai-Qun Jia
This study reported the efficacy of the metabolites of Plectosphaerella cucumerina, one phyllosphere fungus from Orychophragmus violaceus, against Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing (QS) and QS-regulated biofilms. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the ethyl acetate (EtOAc) extract from P. cucumerina against P. aeruginosa PAO1 was 1.25 mg mL(-1). At sub-MIC concentrations, P. cucumerina extract (0.25-1 mg mL(-1)) not only inhibited biofilm formation but also disrupted preformed biofilms of P. aeruginosa PAO1 without affecting its growth...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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