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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449134/characterizing-exogenous-mrna-delivery-trafficking-cytoplasmic-release-and-rna-protein-correlations-at-the-level-of-single-cells
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Jonathan L Kirschman, Sushma Bhosle, Daryll Vanover, Emmeline L Blanchard, Kristin H Loomis, Chiara Zurla, Kathryn Murray, Blaine C Lam, Philip J Santangelo
The use of synthetic messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) to express specific proteins is a highly promising therapeutic and vaccine approach that avoids many safety issues associated with viral or DNA-based systems. However, in order to optimize mRNA designs and delivery, technology advancements are required to study fundamental mechanisms of mRNA uptake and localization at the single-cell and tissue level. Here, we present a single RNA sensitive fluorescent labeling method which allows us to label and visualize synthetic mRNA without significantly affecting function...
April 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447883/c-h-infrared-absorption-and-solubility-of-ethylene-propyne-2-methyl-2-butene-and-2-methyl-1-3-butadiene-isoprene-in-liquid-argon-solutions
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Parashu R Nyaupane, Helena Diez-Y-Riega, Daniel Cordier, Carlos E Manzanares
The solubility of ethylene (H2C=CH2), propyne (CH3-C≡C-H), 2-methyl-2-butene (CH3-CH=C(CH3)2), and isoprene or 2-methyl-1, 3-butadiene (H2C=C(CH3)-CH=CH2) in liquid argon has been measured using mid-infrared and near-infrared (NIR) absorption. Spectra were recorded in the C-H infrared (IR) region. Spectra were obtained at increasing solution composition until the magnitude of the integrated absorption band reached a maximum value, indicating a saturated solution. The approximate experimental solubilities are: (600 ± 100) ppm at 92 K for ethylene, (22 ± 9) ppm at 100 K for propyne, (9 ± 5) ppm at 100 K for 2-methyl-2-butene, and (12 ± 2) ppm at 86 K for isoprene...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447685/rearrangement-of-an-aniline-linked-perylene-bisimide-under-acidic-conditions-and-visible-to-near-infrared-emission-from-the-intramolecular-charge-transfer-state-of-its-fused-derivatives
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Mitsuru Kojima, Akira Tamoto, Naoki Aratani, Hiroko Yamada
We have prepared a series of aniline-linked and fused perylene bisimides (PBIs) for making near-infrared (NIR) fluorophores. During this research, we found an unexpected rearrangement reaction on the PBI core for the first time. The aniline- and phenothiazine-fused PBIs exhibit excellent absorption ability and visible-to-NIR emission owing to their intramolecular charge transfer character.
April 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447684/crystal-structure-nir-luminescence-and-x-ray-computed-tomography-of-nd-3-ba0-3lu0-7f2-7-nanospheres
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Daniel González-Mancebo, Ana Isabel Becerro, Eugenio Cantelar, Fernando Cussó, Arnaud Briat, Damien Boyer, Manuel Ocaña
Uniform, hydrophilic 50 nm diameter Nd(3+)-doped Ba0.3Lu0.7F2.7 nanospheres are synthesized at 120 °C using a singular one-pot method based on the use of ethylene glycol as solvent, in the absence of any additive. The composition and crystal structure of the undoped material are analyzed in detail using ICP and XRD, which reveals a BaF2 cubic crystal structure that is able to incorporate 70 mol% of Lu ions. This finding contrasts with the reported phase diagram of the system, where the maximum solubility is around 30 mol% Lu...
April 27, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447574/optimized-longitudinal-monitoring-of-stem-cell-grafts-in-mouse-brain-using-a-novel-bioluminescent-near-infrared-fluorescent-fusion-reporter
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Laura Mezzanotte, Juvita Delancy Iljas, Ivo Que, Alan Chan, Eric Kaijzel, Rob Hoeben, Clemens Löwik
<p>Biodistribution and fate of transplanted stem cells via longitudinal monitoring has been successfully achievedin the last decade using optical imaging. However, sensitive longitudinal imaging of transplanted stem cells in deep tissue like the brain remains challenging not only due to low light penetration but because of other factors such as low or inferior expression levels of optical reporters in stem cells and stem cell death after transplantation. Here we describe an optimized imaging protocol for sensitive long term monitoring of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) expressing a novel bioluminescent/near infrared fluorescent (NIRF) fusion reporter transplanted in mouse brain cortex...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447492/statistical-aspects-of-near-infrared-spectroscopy-for-the-characterization-of-errors-and-model-building
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Alessandra da Rocha Duailibe Monteiro, Thiago de Sá Feital, José Carlos Pinto
Due to the complex nature of near-infrared (NIR) spectra, it is usually very difficult to provide quantitative interpretations of spectral data. As a consequence, careful building and validation of calibration models are of fundamental importance prior to development of useful applications of NIR technologies. For this reason, this work presents a statistical study about the NIR spectroscopy, analyzing the NIR behavior when the experimental conditions are changed. Near-infrared spectra were measured at different temperatures and stirring velocities for systems containing a pure solvent and a suspension of polymer powder in order to perform the error analysis...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447447/nuclear-targeting-gold-nanorods-for-extremely-low-nir-activated-photothermal-therapy
#7
Limin Pan, Jianan Liu, Jianlin Shi
Photo-related nanomedicine is of particular interest as an emerging paradigm toward precise cancer therapy, as demonstrated by the recent developments of photothermal therapy (PTT), an emerging technique employing light converting agents to burn cancerous cells by over-dosed optical energy-converted heat. However, most of the laser irradiations needed for effective PTT significantly exceed the maximal permissible power density in human skin, which is likely to damage surrounding normal tissues. Herein, we report a strategy of intranuclear PTT of cancer enabled by nuclear-targeted delivery of gold nanorods of ~ 10...
April 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446503/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-cetuximab-irdye800cw-to-identify-regional-metastatic-disease-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Eben Rosenthal, Lindsay Moore, Kiranya Tipirneni, Esther de Boer, Todd M Stevens, Yolanda E Hartman, William R Carroll, Kurt R Zinn, Jason M Warram
Purpose: Comprehensive cervical lymphadenectomy can be associated with significant morbidity and poor quality of life. This study evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of cetuximab-IRDye800CW to identify metastatic disease in patients with head and neck cancer. <p>Experimental Design: Consenting patients scheduled for curative resection were enrolled in a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and specificity of cetuximab-IRDye800CW. Patients (n=12) received escalating doses of the study drug. Where indicated, cervical lymphadenectomy accompanied primary tumor resection, which occurred 3-7days following intravenous infusion of cetuximab-IRDye800CW...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445765/in-line-monitoring-and-optimization-of-powder-flow-in-a-simulated-continuous-process-using-transmission-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Md Anik Alam, Zhenqi Shi, James K Drennen, Carl A Anderson
In-line monitoring of continuous powder flow is an integral part of the continuous manufacturing process of solid oral dosage forms in the pharmaceutical industry. Specifically, monitoring downstream from loss-in-weight (LIW) feeders and/or continuous mixers provides important data about the state of the process. Such measurements support control of the process and thereby enhance product quality. Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) is a potential PAT tool to monitor the homogeneity of a continuous powder flow stream in pharmaceutical manufacturing...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445764/development-of-light-driven-gas-forming-liposomes-for-efficient-tumor-treatment
#10
Jae Min Lee, Yu Seok Youn, Eun Seong Lee
In this study, we report a gas-forming liposome containing 1H-1H-2H-perfluoro-1-hexene (PFH) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). These liposomes were rapidly destabilized by external near-infrared (NIR) light, as a result of the vaporization of PFH influenced by an AuNPs-mediated photothermal event. In particular, these liposomes showed the triggered release of the encapsulated D-(KLAKLAK)2 peptide drug. The experimental results demonstrated that the light-irradiated liposomes significantly enhanced in vitro photothermal and D-(KLAKLAK)2 peptide-mediated cell death of CAOV-3 tumor cells...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445743/egfr-targeted-micelles-containing-near-infrared-dye-for-enhanced-photothermal-therapy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Ying-Hsia Shih, Tsai-Yueh Luo, Ping-Fang Chiang, Cheng-Jung Yao, Wuu-Jyh Lin, Cheng-Liang Peng, Ming-Jium Shieh
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeted micelles loaded with IR-780 (Cetuximab/IR-780/micelles) for generating tumor targeting, multimodal images, and photothermal therapy (PTT). We initially studied the cellular uptake of these micelles using the HCT-116 and SW-620 cell lines. HCT-116 (high expression of EGFR) and SW-620 (low expression of EGFR) cell lines were used to examine biodistribution and antitumor effects of Cetuximab/IR-780/micelles...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445644/broadband-fluorescence-enhancement-with-self-assembled-silver-nanoparticle-optical-antennas
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Carolin Vietz, Izabela Kaminska, Maria Sanz Paz, Philip Tinnefeld, Guillermo P Acuna
Plasmonic structures are known to affect the fluorescence properties of dyes placed in close proximity. This effect has been exploited in combination with single-molecule techniques for several applications in the field of biosensing. Among these plasmonic structures, top-down zero mode waveguides stand out due to their broadband capabilities. In contrast, optical antennas based on gold nanostructures exhibit fluorescence enhancement on a narrow fraction of the visible spectrum typically restricted to the red to near-infrared region...
April 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445231/the-effects-of-multi-day-vs-single-pre-exercise-nitrate-supplement-dosing-on-simulated-cycling-time-trial-performance-and-skeletal-muscle-oxygenation
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Edward Jo, Michelle Fischer, Alexandra T Auslander, Alan Beigarten, Bruce Daggy, Ken Hansen, Lisa Kessler, Adam Osmond, Hong Wang, Rachel Wes
A transient augmentation in the metabolic efficiency of skeletal muscle is the purported basis for dietary nitrate supplementation amongst competitive and recreational athletes alike. Previous studies support the ergogenic effects of nitrate supplementation as findings indicated improved microvascular blood flow, exercise economy, and performance with relatively short-term supplementation. As with most ergogenic aids, the optimum duration of supplementation prior to performance or competition, i.e. loading phase, is a critical determinant for efficacy...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445007/cobalt-phosphide-double-shelled-nanocages-broadband-light-harvesting-nanostructures-for-efficient-photothermal-therapy-and-self-powered-photoelectrochemical-biosensing
#14
Jingqi Tian, Houjuan Zhu, Jie Chen, Xinting Zheng, Hongwei Duan, Kanyi Pu, Peng Chen
Ultra-broadband light-absorbing materials are highly desired for effective solar-energy harvesting. Herein, novel cobalt phosphide double-shelled nanocages (CoP-NCs) are synthesized. Uniquely, these CoP-NCs are able to nonselectively absorb light spanning the full solar spectrum, benefiting from its electronic properties and hollow nanostructure. They promise a wide range of applications involving solar energy utilization. As proof-of-concept demonstrations, CoP-NCs are employed here as effective photothermal agents to ablate cancer cells by utilizing their ability of near-infrared heat conversion, and as photoactive material for self-powered photoelectrochemical sensing by taking advantage of their ability of photon-to-electricity conversion...
April 26, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444937/soluble-inorganic-nanoparticle-constructed-porous-coordination-frameworks-as-homogenized-heterogeneous-photocatalysts-for-suzuki-coupling-reaction-under-near-infrared-light
#15
Baodui Wang, Yuting Luo, Yong Peng, Weisheng Liu, Fengjuan Chen
Self-assembly has emerged as a promising method to control the structure and properties of ensembles of inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) for exploiting their collective effects. However, the rational assembly of inorganic NPs into soluble porous architectures as homogenized heterogeneous catalyst has been less studied. Here, we show that inorganic NPs can be used for the assembly of soluble porous coordination frameworks (PCFs) by atom-scale interfacial coordination-driven assembly strategy. Given large pore size, high dispersity in solution, strong absorption in the near-infrared range (NIR), and a long living electron-hole pair, the obtained soluble framework can serve as a platform for homogenize heterogeneous photocatalysts, which exhibited excellent activity, high apparent quantum efficiency, and recyclability to catalyze the noble metal free Suzuki coupling reaction under NIR light at room temperature...
April 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444717/effect-of-donor-strength-and-bulk-on-thieno-3-4-b-pyrazine-based-panchromatic-dyes-in-dscs
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Nalaka P Liyanage, Hammad Cheema, Alexandra R Baumann, Alexa R Zylstra, Jared Heath Delcamp
NIR absorbing organic dyes are critically needed in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). Thieno[3,4-b]pyrazine (TPz) based dyes can access the near-infrared (NIR) spectral region and show power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of up to 8.1% with sunlight being converted at wavelengths up to 800 nm for 17.6 mA/cm2 of photocurrent in a co-sensitized DSC device. Precisely controlling dye excited-state energies is critical for good performances in NIR DSCs. Strategies to control TPz dye energetics with stronger donor groups and TPz substituent choice are evaluated in this manuscript...
April 25, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444696/self-assembly-of-luminescent-lanthanide-mesocates-as-efficient-catalysts-for-transforming-co2-into-cyclic-carbonates
#17
Qingxin Han, Li Wang, Zhaohua Shi, Cong Xu, Zhe Dong, Zuolin Mou, Weisheng Liu
Four di-nuclear lanthanide mesocates have been fabricated through a spontaneous self-assembly method, and the formation of these complexes was well studied by their absorption and emission spectra. These stable complexes also exhibit superior catalytic performance and excellent recyclability in catalyzing the coupling reaction between epoxides and CO2. Meanwhile the catalyst can be prepared large scale. Moreover, Yb-complex and Lu-complex can feature near-infrared and visible emission, respectively, the intensity and life time of which could be used to identify the catalysts...
April 25, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443892/near-infrared-fluorescent-dyes-with-large-stokes-shifts-light-generation-in-bodipys-undergoing-excited-state-intramolecular-proton-transfer
#18
Qiang Fei, Xianfeng Gu, Yajing Liu, Ben Shi, Hengyan Liu, Ge Xu, Chunbao Li, Ping Shi, Chunchang Zhao
Novel BODIPYs undergoing excited state intramolecular proton transfer are reported. The molecules afford NIR emission with a large Stokes shift and possess a free hydroxyl unit that is easy to functionalize, allowing the dyes to be exploited as a valuable scaffold in probe design.
April 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443883/an-aza-bodipy-based-near-infrared-fluorescent-probe-for-sensitive-discrimination-of-cysteine-homocysteine-and-glutathione-in-living-cells
#19
Hui-Jing Xiang, Huijun Phoebe Tham, Minh Duc Nguyen, Soo Zeng Fiona Phua, Wei Qi Lim, Jin-Gang Liu, Yanli Zhao
Discriminative detection of glutathione (GSH) from cysteine/homocysteine (Cys/Hcy) is achieved through two emission channel analysis using a stable, highly sensitive, and selective near-infrared fluorescent probe that bears 7-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazole and aza-BODIPY units. The probe was successfully applied for simultaneous determination of GSH and Cys/Hcy in living cells.
April 26, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443881/identification-of-the-smallest-peptide-with-a-zwitterion-as-the-global-minimum-a-first-principles-study-on-arginine-containing-peptides
#20
Hongbao Li, Jun Jiang, Yi Luo
Zwitterions are believed to play an important role in determining the structures, properties and functions of peptides and proteins. However, the smallest peptide with a zwitterionic structure as the global minimum in the gas phase is still not yet identified. In this study, an effective step-by-step strategy has been used to characterize the stable conformers of arginine-containing peptides arginylalanine (ArgAla) and arginylserine (ArgSer). Energy calculations at the DSD-PBEP86-D3BJ/aug-cc-pVTZ level and further extrapolation to the complete basis set (CBS) limit have confirmed, for the first time, that ArgSer appears to be a promising candidate as the smallest peptide with a zwitterionic global minimum structure...
April 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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