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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319939/radical-scavenging-activity-of-a-sunscreen-enriched-by-antioxidants-providing-protection-in-the-whole-solar-spectral-range
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Carla Souza, Patrícia Maia Campos, Sabine Schanzer, Stephanie Albrecht, Silke B Lohan, Jürgen Lademann, Maxim E Darvin, Martina C Meinke
BACKGROUND/AIM: The main reason for extrinsic skin aging is the negative action of free radicals. The formation of free radicals in the skin has been associated with ultraviolet (UV) exposure and also to visible (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) irradiations. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of a sunscreen in the whole solar range. METHODS: The radical-scavenging activity of a sunscreen in the UV, VIS, and NIR ranges was evaluated using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy...
March 21, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319304/chemoselective-alteration-of-fluorophore-scaffolds-as-a-strategy-for-the-development-of-ratiometric-chemodosimeters
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Xinqi Zhou, Lauren Lesiak, Rui Lai, Jon R Beck, Jia Zhao, Christian G Elowsky, Hui Li, Cliff I Stains
Ratiometric sensors generally couple binding events or chemical reactions at a distal site to changes in the fluorescence of a core fluorophore scaffold. However, such approaches are often hindered by spectral overlap of the product and reactant species. We provide a strategy to design ratiometric sensors that display dramatic spectral shifts by leveraging the chemoselective reactivity of novel functional groups inserted within fluorophore scaffolds. As a proof-of-principle, fluorophores containing a borinate (RF620 ) or silanediol (SiOH2R) functionality at the bridging position of the xanthene ring system are developed as endogenous H2 O2 sensors...
March 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319185/real-time-monitoring-of-human-blood-brain-barrier-disruption
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Vesa Kiviniemi, Vesa Korhonen, Jukka Kortelainen, Seppo Rytky, Tuija Keinänen, Timo Tuovinen, Matti Isokangas, Eila Sonkajärvi, Topi Siniluoto, Juha Nikkinen, Seppo Alahuhta, Osmo Tervonen, Taina Turpeenniemi-Hujanen, Teemu Myllylä, Outi Kuittinen, Juha Voipio
Chemotherapy aided by opening of the blood-brain barrier with intra-arterial infusion of hyperosmolar mannitol improves the outcome in primary central nervous system lymphoma. Proper opening of the blood-brain barrier is crucial for the treatment, yet there are no means available for its real-time monitoring. The intact blood-brain barrier maintains a mV-level electrical potential difference between blood and brain tissue, giving rise to a measurable electrical signal at the scalp. Therefore, we used direct-current electroencephalography (DC-EEG) to characterize the spatiotemporal behavior of scalp-recorded slow electrical signals during blood-brain barrier opening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318334/development-of-lactococcus-lactis-encoding-fluorescent-proteins-gfp-mcherry-and-irfp-regulated-by-the-nisin-controlled-gene-expression-system
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E Martinez-Jaramillo, R Garza-Morales, M J Loera-Arias, O Saucedo-Cardenas, R Montes-de-Oca-Luna, L R McNally, J G Gomez-Gutierrez
Fluorescent proteins are useful reporter molecules for a variety of biological systems. We present an alternative strategy for cloning reporter genes that are regulated by the nisin-controlled gene expression (NICE) system. Lactoccocus lactis was genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein (GFP), mCherry or near-infrared fluorescent protein (iRFP). The reporter gene sequences were optimized to be expressed by L. lactis using inducible promoter pNis within the pNZ8048 vector. Expression of constructions that carry mCherry or GFP was observed by fluorescence microscopy 2 h after induction with nisin...
March 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318121/high-performance-doped-silver-films-overcoming-fundamental-material-limits-for-nanophotonic-applications
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Cheng Zhang, Nathaniel Kinsey, Long Chen, Chengang Ji, Mingjie Xu, Marcello Ferrera, Xiaoqing Pan, Vladimir M Shalaev, Alexandra Boltasseva, L Jay Guo
The field of nanophotonics has ushered in a new paradigm of light manipulation by enabling deep subdiffraction confinement assisted by metallic nanostructures. However, a key limitation which has stunted a full development of high-performance nanophotonic devices is the typical large losses associated with the constituent metals. Although silver has long been known as the highest quality plasmonic material for visible and near infrared applications, its usage has been limited due to practical issues of continuous thin film formation, stability, adhesion, and surface roughness...
March 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318065/ultra-narrow-low-bandgap-graphene-nanoribbons-from-bromoperylenes-synthesis-and-terahertz-spectroscopy
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Daniel Jänsch, Ivan Ivanov, Yulian Zagranyarski, Ivana Duznovic, Martin Baumgarten, Dimitry Turchinovich, Chen Li, Mischa Bonn, Klaus Müllen
Soluble ultra-narrow armchair graphene nanoribbons (AGNRs) with length of ≈20 nm and completely fused cores exceeding 5 nm in length, pronounced near-infrared (NIR) absorption up to 1400 nm, and a low band gap (≈0.9 eV) are synthesized from 3,9(3,10)-dibromoperylene and 3,4,9,10-tetrabromoperylene. Since the monomers are obtained from perylene carboxyanhydrides, a remarkable link between dye and graphene chemistry is established. The two-step protocol for the AGNR synthesis by aryl-aryl coupling and subsequent cyclodehydrogenation is compared with a direct Yamamoto polymerization...
March 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317861/hydatid-detection-using-the-near-infrared-transmission-angular-spectra-of-porous-silicon-microcavity-biosensors
#7
Peng Li, Zhenhong Jia, Guodong Lü
Hydatid, which is a parasitic disease, occurs today in many regions worldwide. Because it can present a serious threat to people's health, finding a fast, convenient, and economical means of detection is important. This paper proposes a label- and spectrophotometer-free apparatus that uses optical biological detection based on porous silicon microcavities. In this approach, the refractive index change induced by the biological reactions of a sample in a porous silicon microcavity is detected by measuring the change in the incidence angle corresponding to the maximum transmitted intensity of a near-infrared probe laser...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317858/near-infrared-photoluminescent-carbon-nanotubes-for-imaging-of-brown-fat
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Masako Yudasaka, Yohei Yomogida, Minfang Zhang, Takeshi Tanaka, Masako Nakahara, Norihiko Kobayashi, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura, Ken Machida, Kazuhiko Ishihara, Kumiko Saeki, Hiromichi Kataura
Near-infrared photoluminescent single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are expected to provide effectual bio-imaging tools, although, as yet, only limited applications have been reported. Here, we report that CNTs coated with an amphiphilic and biocompatible polymer, poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine-co-n-butyl methacrylate; PMB), generate high-quality images of brown fat. Brown fat is a heat-productive adipose tissue, which is attracting increasing attention as a new therapeutic target for obesity-associated metabolic disorders...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317371/high-performance-near-infrared-luminescent-solar-concentrators
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Raquel Rondão, Ana Frias, Sandra Correia, Lianshe Fu, Verónica de Zea Bermudez, Paulo André, Rute A S Ferreira, Luis D Carlos
Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) appear as candidates to enhance the performance of photovoltaic (PV) cells and contribute to reduce the size of PV systems, decreasing, therefore, the amount of material needed, and thus the cost associated with energy conversion. One way to maximize the devices performance is to explore near infrared (NIR)-emitting centers, resonant with the maximum optical response of the most common Si-based PV cells. Nevertheless, very few examples in the literature demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating LSCs emitting in the NIR region...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316242/wafer-scale-synthesis-of-high-quality-semiconducting-two-dimensional-layered-inse-with-broadband-photoresponse
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Zhibin Yang, Wenjing Jie, Chun-Hin Mak, Shenghuang Lin, Huihong Lin, Xianfeng Yang, Feng Yan, Shu Ping Lau, Jianhua Hao
Large-scale synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) materials is one of the significant issues for fabricating layered materials into practical devices. As one of the typical III-VI semiconductors, InSe has attracted much attention due to its outstanding electrical transport property, attractive quantum physics characteristics and dramatic photoresponse when it is reduced to atomic scale. However, scalable synthesis of single phase 2D InSe has not yet been achieved so far, greatly hindering further fundamental studies and device applications...
March 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315815/self-assembled-photoadditives-in-polyester-films-allow-stop-and-go-chemical-release
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Ting Cheng, Richard O'Rorke, Raphael Francois Ortiz, Tay Yee Yan, Eva Hemmer, Fiorenzo Vetrone, Robert S Marks, Terry W J Steele
Near-infrared (NIR) triggered chemical delivery allows on-demand release with the advantage of external tissue stimulation. Bioresorbable polyester poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) was compounded with photoadditives of neat zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles and 980 → 365 nm LiYF4:Tm(3+), Yb(3+) upconverting nanoparticles (UCNP). Subsequently, neat ZnO and UCNP blended PLLA films of sub-50 μm thickness were knife casted with a hydrophobic small molecule drug mimic, fluorescein diacetate. The PLLA films displayed a 500 times increase in fluorescein diacetate release from the 50 mW NIR irradiated PLLA/photoadditive film compared to non-irradiated PLLA control films...
March 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314913/laser-and-light-based-therapy-for-cutaneous-and-soft-tissue-metastases-of-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Evan Austin, Andrew Mamalis, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Invasive cutaneous melanoma is a growing health concern. Although surgical excision can effectively treat in situ tumors, use for metastatic melanoma is limited. Laser and light-based therapies may be a valuable palliative treatment option for patients with stage III and stage IV cutaneous metastatic melanoma. Our goal is to review the published literature and provide evidence-based recommendations on laser and light-based palliative therapies for metastatic melanoma. A search of the databases Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CINAHL was performed on March 10, 2016...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314203/near-infrared-nir-disrelation-mapping-analysis-for-poly-lactic-acid-nanocomposite
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Hideyuki Shinzawa, Junji Mizukado
Near infrared (NIR) imaging data of poly(lactic) acid (PLA) nanocomposite were analysed by disrelation mapping to prove the possible interaction between PLA matrix and montmorillonite-based nanoclay. The basic concept of disrelation mapping can be viewed as a spatial filter based on two-dimensional (2D) correlation function to elucidate specific areas where disrelated variation between intensities occurs. Correlation intensity develops on disrelation map only if spectral intensities at v1 and v2 within the local spatial area vary in a dissimilar manner...
March 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306522/infrared-analyzers-for-breast-milk-analysis-fat-levels-can-influence-the-accuracy-of-protein-measurements
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Celia Kwan, Gerhard Fusch, Aldin Bahonjic, Niels Rochow, Christoph Fusch
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is a growing interest in lacto-engineering in the neonatal intensive care unit, using infrared milk analyzers to rapidly measure the macronutrient content in breast milk before processing and feeding it to preterm infants. However, there is an overlap in the spectral information of different macronutrients, so they can potentially impact the robustness of the measurement. In this study, we investigate whether the measurement of protein is dependent on the levels of fat present while using an infrared milk analyzer...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306253/double-exchange-effect-in-two-dimensional-mno2-nanomaterials
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Xu Peng, Yuqiao Guo, Qin Yin, Junchi Wu, Jiyin Zhao, Chengming Wang, Shi Tao, Wangsheng Chu, Changzheng Wu, Yi Xie
Electronic state transition especially for metal-insulator transition (MIT) offers physical properties useful in intriguing energy applications and smart devices. But to-date very few simple metal oxide possessed electronic transition near room-temperature. Herein, we demonstrate experimentally that chemical introduction of double-exchange in 2D nanomaterials brings a metal-insulator transition near room-temperature. In our case, valence-state regulation of 2D MnO2 nanosheet induces Mn(III)-O-Mn(IV) structure with double-exchange effect, successfully triggering near-room-temperature electronic transition with an ultrahigh negative magnetoresistance...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306236/hydrophobic-ir-780-dye-encapsulated-in-crgd-conjugated-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-nir-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
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Ye Kuang, Kunchi Zhang, Yi Cao, Xing Chen, Kewei Wang, Min Liu, Renjun Pei
It is highly demanded to improve the accumulation of NIR theranostic agents in tumor region, which is favorable to the effective phototherapy. IR-780 iodide, a near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence dye, possesses higher and more stable fluorescence intensity than clinically applied dye indocyanine green (ICG), and can be utilized in imaging-guided photothermal therapy with laser irradiation. However, lipophilicity, short circulation time and lack of targeting specificity limit its applications in cancer imaging and therapy...
March 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304158/near-infrared-light-responsive-semiconductor-polymer-composite-hydrogels-toward-spatial-temporal-controlled-release-via-photothermal-sponge-effect
#17
Yingjie Wu, Kai Wang, Shuo Huang, Cangjie Yang, Mingfeng Wang
Near-infrared (NIR) light-responsive hydrogels are important for biomedical applications such as remotely controlled release, but the NIR agents previously used have been largely limited to heavy-metal inorganic materials such as gold nanoparticles. In this article, we report a new type of NIR photothermal responsive hydrogels, which could undergo structural changes in response to NIR light for biomedical applications in drug delivery and controlled release. The hydrogels synthesized by integrating a narrow bandgap semiconductor polymer poly(diketopyrrolopyrrole-alt-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PDPPEDOT) with polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) show rapid and reversible mechanical shrinkage upon NIR light irradiation and can serve as carriers for anticancer drug loading and spatial/temporal control of drug release...
March 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
#18
Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303219/new-sensor-technologies-in-quality-evaluation-of-chinese-materia-medica-2010-2015
#19
REVIEW
Xiaosu Miao, Qingyu Cui, Honghui Wu, Yanjiang Qiao, Yanfei Zheng, Zhisheng Wu
New sensor technologies play an important role in quality evaluation of Chinese materia medica (CMM) and include near-infrared spectroscopy, chemical imaging, electronic nose and electronic tongue. This review on quality evaluation of CMM and the application of the new sensors in this assessment is based on studies from 2010 to 2015, with prospects and opportunities for future research.
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302943/cerebral-hemodynamics-and-metabolism-during-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-using-hyperspectral-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#20
Reyhaneh Nosrati, Steve Lin, Andrew Ramadeen, Dena Monjazebi, Paul Dorian, Vladislav Toronov
BACKGROUND: Maintaining cerebral oxygen delivery and metabolism during cardiac arrest (CA) through resuscitation is essential to improve the survival rate while avoiding brain injury. The effect of CA and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on cerebral and muscle oxygen delivery and metabolism is not clearly quantified.Methods and Results:A novel hyperspectral near-infrared spectroscopy (hNIRS) technique was developed and evaluated to measure cerebral oxygen delivery and aerobic metabolism during ventricular fibrillation (VF) CA and CPR in 14 pigs...
March 10, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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