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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150729/effect-of-microemulsion-structure-on-fluorescence-and-nonlinear-optical-properties-of-rhodamine-6g
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M Pourtabrizi, N Shahtahmassebi, A Kompany, S Sharifi
This study is conducted to investigate the effect of nano-droplets concentration and size on linear and nonlinear optical properties of Rhodamine 6G by UV-Vis, spectrofluorometer and Z-Scan techniques. Nano-droplets were prepared by mixture of AOT, n-Decane and Water at three different water to surfactant molar ratios (W = 3, 6.7 and 40) and two dye to water mass ratios (R). At high enough dye concentration, the fluorescence intensity and its red shift depend on the concentration of dye in water nano-droplets (R)...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149083/co-precipitation-synthesis-and-optical-properties-of-mn-4-doped-hexafluoroaluminate-w-led-phosphors
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Tim Senden, Robin G Geitenbeek, Andries Meijerink
Mn(4+)-activated hexafluoroaluminates are promising red-emitting phosphors for white light emitting diodes (w-LEDs). Here, we report the synthesis of Na₃AlF₆:Mn(4+), K₃AlF₆:Mn(4+) and K₂NaAlF₆:Mn(4+) phosphors through a simple two-step co-precipitation method. Highly monodisperse large (~20 μm) smoothed-octahedron shaped crystallites are obtained for K₂NaAlF₆:Mn(4+). The large size, regular shape and small size distribution are favorable for application in w-LEDs. All Mn(4+)-doped hexafluoroaluminates show bright red Mn(4+) luminescence under blue light excitation...
November 17, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148553/rare-earth-metal-organic-complexes-constructed-from-hydroxyl-and-carboxyl-modified-arenesulfonate-syntheses-structure-evolutions-and-ultraviolet-visible-and-near-infrared-luminescence
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Ying-Hui Xiao, Zhao-Peng Deng, Zhi-Biao Zhu, Li-Hua Huo, Shan Gao
The reaction of 2-hydroxyl-4-carboxylbenzenesulfonic acid (H3L) and rare earth (RE) metal nitrates together with two N-heterocyclic ligands gives rise to the formation of 38 complexes, namely, [La(H2L)2(ox)0.5(H2O)4]n·2nH2O (1-La) (ox = oxalate), [RE2(H2L)2 (ox)(H2O)12]·2(H2L)·8H2O (2-RE) (RE = Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy), [RE(SO4)(H2O)7]·(H2L)·3H2O (3-RE) (RE = Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu and Y), [RE(L)(H2O)3]n·nH2O (4-RE) (RE = Er, Tm, Yb and Lu), [RE(L)(2,2'-bipy)(H2O)]n (5-RE) (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Y, 2,2'-bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine), [RE(L)(1,10-phen)(H2O)]n (6-RE) (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, 1,10-phen = 1,10-phenanthroline), and [RE(L')(1,10-phen)2(H2O)]n (7-RE) (RE = Gd, Tb, Ho, Er, Yb and Lu, H3L' = 2-hydroxy-3-nitro-4-carboxybenzenesulfonic acid), which have been characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TG, PL, powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction...
November 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148254/connecting-color-with-assembly-in-the-fluorescent-b-phycoerythrin-protein-complex
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Aneika C Leney, Aline Tschanz, Albert J R Heck
Phycoerythrin is the major light-harvesting pigment protein in red algae and is nowadays widely used as a fluorescent probe in biotechnological applications such as flow cytometry and immunofluorescence microscopy. In addition, it has had substantial economic impact due to its potential as a natural food colorant. However, knowledge on the precise molecular composition of phycoerythrin is limited. Here, we use a combination of high resolution native mass spectrometry (MS) and fluorescence spectroscopy to characterize the assembly properties of the B-phycoerythrin protein complex from Porphyridium cruentum...
November 17, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148097/ce3-sensitized-tm3-mn2-doped-nayf4-colloidal-nanocrystals-intense-cool-white-light-from-phosphor-coated-uv-led
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Venkataramanan Mahalingam, Venkata N K B Adusumalli, Heramba V S R M Koppisetti
Intense white light emission is observed from colloidal single component NaYF4:Ce3+/Tm3+/Mn2+ nanocrystals. This combination is interesting as it uses Mn2+ ions instead of green and red emitting Ln3+ ions which are expensive and less abundant. The single band blue emission of Tm3+ ions was combined with the broadband greenish yellow emission of Mn2+ ions to produce strong white light emission using Ce3+ ions as excitation source. Interestingly, there is hardly any re-absorption of blue emission by Mn2+ ions and the spectrum matches the commercial Ce3+-doped YAG phosphor coated over blue LED...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147096/meat-quality-and-storage-characteristics-of-pork-loin-marinated-in-grape-pomace
#6
Hyun-Joo Lee, Jae-Joon Lee, Myung-Ok Jung, Jung-Seok Choi, Ji-Taek Jung, Yang-Il Choi, Jin-Kyu Lee
This study investigated the meat quality and storage characteristics of pork loin marinated in grape pomace powder during different storage periods. The experimental design included six treatments : pork loin containing only 100% water (Control, C); pork loin containing a combination of 20% grape pomace and 80% water (T1); pork loin containing a combination of 40% grape pomace and 60% water (T2); pork loin containing a combination of 0.5% grape pomace powder and 95.5% water (T3); pork loin containing a combination of 1...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147000/stable-icg-loaded-upconversion-nanoparticles-silica-core-shell-theranostic-nanoplatform-for-dual-modal-upconversion-and-photoacoustic-imaging-together-with-photothermal-therapy
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Ruichan Lv, Depeng Wang, Liyang Xiao, Guanying Chen, Jun Xia, Paras N Prasad
We report here the design and multiple functions of a new hierarchical nanotheronostic platform consisting of an upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP) core: shell with an additional mesoporous silica (mSiO2) matrix load shell containing sealed, high concentration of ICG molecules. We demonstrate that this UCNP@mSiO2-ICG nanoplatform can perform the following multiple functions under NIR excitation at 800 nm: 1) Light harvesting by the UCNP shell containing Nd and subsequent energy transfer to Er in the Core to produce efficient green and red upconversion luminescence for optical imaging; 2) Efficient nonradiative relaxation and local heating produced by concentration quenching in aggregated ICG imbedded in the mesopourous silica shell to enable both photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146776/light-signaling-dependent-regulation-of-photoinhibition-and-photoprotection-in-tomato
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Feng Wang, Nan Wu, Luyue Zhang, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Xiaoxiao Chen, Xun Xiang, Jie Zhou, Xiaojian Xia, Kai Shi, Jingquan Yu, Christine H Foyer, Yanhong Zhou
Photoreceptor-mediated light signaling plays a critical role in plant growth, development, and stress responses but its contribution to the spatial regulation of photoinhibition and photoprotection within the canopy remains unclear. Here, we show that low red/far-red (L-R/FR) ratio light conditions significantly alleviate PSII and PSI photoinhibition in the shade leaves of tomato plants. This protection is accompanied by a phytochrome A (phyA)-dependent induction of LONG HYPOCOTYL 5 (HY5). HY5 binds to the promoter of ABA INSENSITIVE 5 (ABI5), triggering RESPIRATORY BURST OXIDASE HOMOLOG1 (RBOH1)-dependent H2O2 production in the apoplast...
November 16, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146770/environmental-population-and-life-stage-plasticity-in-the-visual-system-of-atlantic-cod
#9
Ragnhild Valen, Rita Karlsen, Jon Vidar Helvik
The visual system is for many fishes essential in guiding behaviors such as foraging, predator avoidance and mate choice. The marine environment is characterized by large spatiotemporal fluctuations in light intensity and spectral composition. However, visual capabilities are restricted by both space limitations set by eye size, and by the genomic content of light absorbing opsin genes. The rich array of visual opsins in teleosts may be used differentially to tune vision towards specific needs during ontogeny, and to changing light...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144138/doublet-triplet-energy-transfer-dominated-photon-upconversion
#10
Jianlei Han, Yuqian Jiang, Ablikim Obolda, Pengfei Duan, Feng Li, Minghua Liu
Stable luminescent π-radicals with doublet emission have aroused a growing interest for functional molecular materials. We have demonstrated a neutral π-radical dye (4-N-carbazolyl-2,6-dichlorophenyl)bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)-methyl (TTM-1Cz) with remarkable doublet emission, which could be used as triplet sensitizer to initiate the photophysical process of triplet-triplet annihilation photon upconversion (TTA-UC). Dexter-like excited doublet-triplet energy transfer (DTET) was confirmed by theoretical calculation...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144054/a-strontium-and-chlorine-free-pyrotechnic-illuminant-of-high-color-purity
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Thomas M Klapötke, Magdalena Rusan, Joerg Stierstorfer, Jesse Sabatini, Johann Glueck
The need to develop a red-light-emitting pyrotechnic illuminant has garnered interest from the pyrotechnics community due to potential Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations of strontium and chlorinated organic materials. To address these environmental regulatory concerns, the development of lithium-based red-light-emitting pyrotechnic compositions of high purity and color is described. These formulations do not contain strontium or chlorinated organic materials. Rather, the disclosed formulations are based on a non-hygroscopic dilithium high-nitrogen salt which serves as both the oxidizer and red colorant...
November 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143279/arabidopsis-noncoding-rna-modulates-seedling-greening-during-deetiolation
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Yuqiu Wang, Jian Li, Xing-Wang Deng, Danmeng Zhu
Seedling greening is essential for the survival of plants emerging from the soil. The abundance of chlorophyll precursors, including protochlorophyllide (Pchlide), is precisely controlled during the dark-to-light transition, as over-accumulation of Pchlide can lead to cellular photooxidative damage. Previous studies have identified and characterized multiple regulators controlling this important process. HID1 (hidden treasure 1) is the first noncoding RNA (ncRNA) found in photomorphogenesis. Under continuous red light, HID1 has been shown to inhibit hypocotyl elongation by repressing the transcription of PIF3 (phytochrome interacting factor 3)...
October 13, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141965/food-groups-and-risk-of-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Lukas Schwingshackl, Carolina Schwedhelm, Georg Hoffmann, Sven Knüppel, Khalid Iqbal, Violetta Andriolo, Angela Bechthold, Sabrina Schlesinger, Heiner Boeing
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize the evidence on the relation of the intakes of 12 major food groups, including whole grains, refined grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, eggs, dairy, fish, red meat, processed meat, and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) with the risk of hypertension. PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched systematically until June 2017 for prospective studies having quantitatively investigated the above-mentioned foods. We conducted meta-analysis on the highest compared with the lowest intake categories and linear and nonlinear dose-response meta-analyses to analyze the association...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141557/halilectin-3-a-lectin-from-the-marine-sponge-haliclona-caerulea-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf7-cells-through-caspase-9-pathway-and-lc3-ii-protein-expression-haliclona-caerulea-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-breast-cancer
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Paula A Videira, Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento-Neto, Maria Guadalupe Cabral, Romulo Farias Carneiro, Francisco Vassiliepe Sousa Arruda, Zelia Silva, Celso Shiniti Nagano, Alexandre Holanda Sampaio, Edson Holanda Teixeira
BACKGROUND: An ideal strategy for cancer treatment is the specific induction of tumor cell death, sparing normal cells. Marine sponges are rich biological reservoirs of biomolecules, especially lectins, which have attracted considerable attention due to potential biological effect on human cells. Lectins are proteins that bind specific carbohydrate signatures and some gained further interest for their capacity to bind tumor associated carbohydrates antigens and induce tumor cell apoptosis...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140598/disinfection-of-chicken-fillets-in-packages-with-atmospheric-cold-plasma-effects-of-treatment-voltage-and-time
#15
Jiamei Wang, Hong Zhuang, Kurt Lawrence, Jianhao Zhang
AIMS: To study effects of treatment voltage and time of in-package atmospheric cold plasmas (ACP) on quality of raw chicken meat. METHODS AND RESULTS: Meat was packed in trays in air, treated with ACP, and stored at 4°C for 24 h or 3 d. Increasing voltage from 55 to 80 kV caused increasing O3 inside packages, but had no effects on microbes, color, and pH after 24-h storage at 4°C. There were no differences in O3 , microbes, color lightness, and pH between treatment times 3, 6 and 9 min at 80 kV after 3-d storage...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140079/progress-and-trends-in-aie-based-bioprobes-a-brief-overview
#16
Ju Mei, Youhong Huang, He Tian
Luminescent bioprobes are powerful analytical means for biosensing and optical imaging. Luminogens featured with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) attributes have emerged as ideal building blocks for high-performance bioprobes. Bioprobes constructed with AIE luminogens have been identified to be a novel class of FL light-up probing tools. In contrast to conventional bioprobes based on the luminophores with aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) effect, the AIE-based bioprobes enjoy diverse superiorities, such as lower background, higher signal-to-noise ratio and sensitivity, better accuracy, and more outstanding resistance to photobleaching...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138423/the-photocycle-of-orange-carotenoid-protein-conceals-distinct-intermediates-and-asynchronous-changes-in-the-carotenoid-and-protein-components
#17
E G Maksimov, N N Sluchanko, Y B Slonimskiy, E A Slutskaya, A V Stepanov, A M Argentova-Stevens, E A Shirshin, G V Tsoraev, K E Klementiev, O V Slatinskaya, E P Lukashev, T Friedrich, V Z Paschenko, A B Rubin
The 35-kDa Orange Carotenoid Protein (OCP) is responsible for photoprotection in cyanobacteria. It acts as a light intensity sensor and efficient quencher of phycobilisome excitation. Photoactivation triggers large-scale conformational rearrangements to convert OCP from the orange OCP(O) state to the red active signaling state, OCP(R), as demonstrated by various structural methods. Such rearrangements imply a complete, yet reversible separation of structural domains and translocation of the carotenoid. Recently, dynamic crystallography of OCP(O) suggested the existence of photocycle intermediates with small-scale rearrangements that may trigger further transitions...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137885/in-situ-examination-of-graphene-and-graphene-oxide-impact-on-the-depuration-of-phenanthrene-and-fluoranthene-adsorbed-onto-spinach-spinacia-oleracea-l-leaf-surfaces
#18
Haifeng Sun, Ruijie Feng, Yanli Nan, Zhang Chen, Nan Sang
To further assess the human being's exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) through the dietary pathway, understanding the partitioning of these chemicals co-existed with nanomaterials in edible vegetable systems deserves specific consideration. In this study, the fiber-optic fluorimetry was applied to in situ examine the effects of graphene (GNS) and graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets on the quantification and depuration of three-ringed phenanthrene (Phe) and four-ringed fluoranthene (Fla) adsorbed individually onto the living spinach (Spinacia oleracea L...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137781/preparation-of-novel-ceo2-biochar-nanocomposite-for-sonocatalytic-degradation-of-a-textile-dye
#19
Alireza Khataee, Peyman Gholami, Dimitrios Kalderis, Eleni Pachatouridou, Michalis Konsolakis
The sonocatalytic performance of CeO2 nanoparticles synthesized by a hydrothermal method (CeO2-H) and CeO2@biochar (CeO2-H@BC) nanocomposite, were evaluated for the degradation of Reactive Red 84 (RR84) under ultrasonic irradiation. For comparison purposes the corresponding performance of bare biochar (BC) and commercial CeO2 (CeO2-C) samples were also assessed. A complementary characterization study, involving scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption at -196°C (Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) was undertaken to gain insight into the structure-performance relationships...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136585/white-emission-in-single-phase-ba2gd2si4o13-ce-3-eu-2-sm-3-phosphor-for-white-leds
#20
Xiumin Jiang, Yuqian Zhang, Jia Zhang
To develop new white-light-emitting phosphor, a series of Ce(3+)-Eu(2+)-Sm(3+) doped Ba2Gd2Si4O13 (BGS) phosphors were prepared by the solid-state reaction method, and their photoluminescence properties were studied. The Ce(3+) and Eu(2+) single-doped BGS show broad emission bands around in the region of 350-550 and 420-650nm, respectively. By co-doping Ce(3+)-Eu(2+) into BGS, the energy transfer (ET) from Ce(3+) to Eu(2+) is inefficient, which could be due to the competitive absorption between the two activator ions...
November 9, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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