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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777430/the-artificial-humic-substance-hs1500-does-not-inhibit-photosynthesis-of-the-green-alga-desmodesmus-armatus-in-vivo-but-interacts-with-the-photosynthetic-apparatus-of-isolated-spinach-thylakoids-in-vitro
#1
Matthias Gilbert, Hanno Bährs, Christian E W Steinberg, Christian Wilhelm
Humic substances (HSs) can influence the growth and composition of freshwater phytoplankton assemblage. Since HSs contain many phenolic and quinonic moieties and cause growth reductions in eco-physiological field experiments, HSs are considered photosystem II herbicides. To test this specific mode of action in vivo and in vitro, respectively, we used intact cells of the green alga Desmodesmus armatus, as well as thylakoids isolated from spinach (Spinacia oleracea) as a model system for the green algal chloroplast...
May 18, 2018: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775822/nanocomposite-thin-films-ag-0-np-tio-2-in-the-efficient-removal-of-micro-pollutants-from-aqueous-solutions-a-case-study-of-tetracycline-and-sulfamethoxazole-removal
#2
Alka Tiwari, Alok Shukla, Lalliansanga, Diwakar Tiwari, Seung Mok Lee
The aim of this communication is to synthesize novel Nanocomposite thin film materials (Ag0 (NP)/TiO2 ) using the template process. Surface morphology of materials was obtained by the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analyses. The presence of doped Ag-nanoparticles was confirmed by the TEM images along with the SEM-EDX analyses. The Atomic Force Microscopic images were demonstrated the surface roughness and thickness of Nanocomposite thin films. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed that TiO2 was predominantly present to its anatase mineral phase...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775763/photoreceptor-mediated-regulation-of-the-cop1-spa-e3-ubiquitin-ligase
#3
REVIEW
Roman Podolec, Roman Ulm
Plants have evolved specific photoreceptors that capture informational cues from sunlight. The phytochrome, cryptochrome, and UVR8 photoreceptors perceive red/far-red, blue/UV-A, and UV-B light, respectively, and control overlapping photomorphogenic responses important for plant growth and development. A major repressor of such photomorphogenic responses is the E3 ubiquitin ligase formed by CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 (COP1) and SUPPRESSOR OF PHYA-105 (SPA) proteins, which acts by regulating the stability of photomorphogenesis-promoting transcription factors...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775319/operando-evidence-for-a-universal-oxygen-evolution-mechanism-on-thermal-and-electrochemical-iridium-oxides
#4
Viktoriia A Saveleva, Li Wang, Detre Teschner, Travis E Jones, Aldo S Gago, K Andreas Friedrich, Spyridon Zafeiratos, Robert Schloegl, Elena R Savinova
Progress in the development of the proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis technology requires decreasing the anode overpotential, where the sluggish multistep oxygen evolution reaction (OER) occurs. This calls for the understanding of the nature of the active OER sites and reaction intermediates, which are still being debated. In this work, we apply synchrotron radiation - based near ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron and absorption spectroscopies under operando conditions in order to unveil the nature of the reaction intermediates and shed light on the OER mechanism on electrocatalysts most widely used in PEM electrolyzers - electrochemical and thermal iridium oxides...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775298/a-family-of-bodipy-photocages-cleaved-by-single-photons-of-visible-near-ir-light
#5
Julie A Peterson, Chamari Wijesooriya, Elizabeth J Gehrmann, Kaitlyn M Mahoney, Pratik P Goswami, Toshia R Albright, Aleem Syed, Andrew S Dutton, Emily A Smith, Arthur H Winter
Photocages are light-sensitive chemical protecting groups that provide external control over when, where, and how much of a biological substrate is activated in cells using targeted light irradiation. Regrettably, most popular photocages (e.g. o-nitrobenzyl groups) absorb cell-damaging ultraviolet wavelengths. A challenge with achieving longer wavelength bond-breaking photochemistry is that long-wavelength-absorbing chromophores have shorter excited state lifetimes and diminished excited state energies. However, here we report the synthesis of a family of BODIPY-derived photocages with tunable absorptions across the visible/near-IR that release chemical cargo under irradiation...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772832/characterization-of-luminescent-materials-with-151-eu-m%C3%A3-ssbauer-spectroscopy
#6
REVIEW
Franziska Steudel, Jacqueline A Johnson, Charles E Johnson, Stefan Schweizer
The application of Mössbauer spectroscopy to luminescent materials is described. Many solids doped with europium are luminescent, i.e., when irradiated with light they emit light of a longer wavelength. These materials therefore have practical applications in tuning the light output of devices like light emitting diodes. The optical properties are very different for the two possible valence states Eu 2 + and Eu 3 + , the former producing ultraviolet/visible light that shifts from violet to red depending on the host and the latter red light, so it is important to have a knowledge of their behavior in a sample environment...
May 17, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772755/temozolomide-enhances-triple-negative-breast-cancer-virotherapy-in-vitro
#7
Rodolfo Garza-Morales, Roxana Gonzalez-Ramos, Akiko Chiba, Roberto Montes de Oca-Luna, Lacey R McNally, Kelly M McMasters, Jorge G Gomez-Gutierrez
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the most aggressive types of cancer, and treatment is limited to chemotherapy and radiation. Oncolytic virotherapy may be a promising approach to treat TNBC. However, oncolytic adenovirus (OAd)-based mono-therapeutic clinical trials have resulted in modest outcomes. The OAd potency could be increased by chemotherapy-induced autophagy, an intracellular degradation system that delivers cytoplasmic constituents to the lysosome. In this study, the ability of alkylating agent temozolomide (TMZ)-induced autophagy to increase OAd replication and oncolysis in TNBC cells was evaluated...
May 17, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772462/photocatalytic-mineralization-and-degradation-kinetics-of-sulphamethoxazole-and-reactive-red-194-over-silver-zirconium-co-doped-titanium-dioxide-reaction-mechanisms-and-phytotoxicity-assessment
#8
Saraschandra Naraginti, Yi Li, Gianluca Li Puma
The photodegradation and phytotoxicity of the pharmaceutical antibiotic, sulphamethoxazole (SMX) and the azo-dye reactive-red-194 (RR194) under visible-light irradiation of TiO2 nanoparticles modified by silver and zirconium was investigated. The results indicated that sulphamethoxazole and its toxic degradation by product, 3-amino-5-methylisoxazole and RR-194 could be degraded efficiently by the co-doped Zr/Ag-TiO2 catalyst. PL studies and ROS generation results suggested that the effective charge separation was carried out while irradiation of the modified TiO2 nanoparticles...
May 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770696/structural-characterization-of-b-site-ordered-ba-2-ln-2-3-teo-6-ln-la-pr-nd-sm-and-eu-double-perovskites-and-probing-its-luminescence-as-eu-3-phosphor-hosts
#9
Sariga C Lal, Vidhya Lalan, Subodh Ganesanpotti
Ba2 Ln2/3 TeO6 (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, and Eu) double perovskites were synthesized via solid-state ceramic route. Preliminary X-ray diffraction studies indicated a pseudocubic structure with lattice parameters ranging from 8.55 to 8.44 Å for the substitution of rare earths from La to Eu. Raman spectra show the frequency dependence of various Raman bands with respect to rare-earth substitution and exhibit a significant shift in peaks to higher wavenumber region, which was observed only for symmetric stretching modes of LnO6 and TeO6 octahedra...
May 17, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770686/color-tunable-and-high-efficiency-dye-encapsulated-metal-organic-framework-mof-composites-used-for-smart-white-leds
#10
Wenwei Chen, Yixi Zhuang, Le Wang, Ying Lv, Jianbin Liu, Tian-Liang Zhou, Rong-Jun Xie
Luminescent MOFs (typically dye-encapsulated MOFs) are considered as one kind of interesting down-conversion materials for white LEDs, but their quantum efficiency is not sufficiency and thus needs to be significantly enhanced for practical applications. In this study, we successfully synthesized a series of Rh@bio-MOF-1 (Rh = rhodamine) with an internal quantum efficiency as high as ~79% via a solvothermal reaction followed by cation exchanges. The high efficiency of the Rh@bio-MOF-1 composites was attributable to the high intrinsic luminescent efficiency of the selected Rh dyes, the confinement effect in the bio-MOF-1 host as well as the uniform particle morphology...
May 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770464/chemically-characterised-extract-of-saraca-asoca-improves-the-sexual-function-in-male-wistar-rats
#11
M Gill, A Rai, M Kinra, S Sumalatha, C M Rao, S P Cheruku, R Devkar, N Kumar
In this study, methanolic extract of Saraca asoca bark was evaluated for its aphrodisiac potential using male and female Wistar albino rats. Male rats were dosed daily for 54 days at a dose of 100 mg/kg p.o. Sexual activity of male rats was assessed after 14, 28, 42 and 54 days of the study. Male rats were placed in a glass chamber lit with a dim red light (10W) followed by the introduction of sexually receptive female rats in a ratio of 1:1. Improvement in sexual behaviour of male rats was characterised by an increase in both mount frequency and intromission frequency and decrease or reduction in mount latency and intromission latency compared to normal control...
May 16, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770181/within-and-trans-generational-plasticity-seed-germination-responses-to-light-quantity-and-quality
#12
Katherine Vayda, Kathleen Donohue, Gabriela Alejandra Auge
Plants respond not only to the environment in which they find themselves, but also to that of their parents. The combination of within- and trans-generational phenotypic plasticity regulates plant development. Plants use light as source of energy and also as a cue of competitive conditions, since the quality of light (ratio of red to far-red light, R:FR) indicates the presence of neighbouring plants. Light regulates many aspects of plant development, including seed germination. To understand how seeds integrate environmental cues experienced at different times, we quantified germination responses to changes in light quantity (irradiance) and quality (R:FR) experienced during seed maturation and seed imbibition in Arabidopsis thaliana genotypes that differ in their innate dormancy levels and after treatments that break or reinduce dormancy...
June 2018: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769188/sturge-weber-syndrome-associated-glaucoma-and-intraocular-osseous-metaplasia-a-unique-complicated-case
#13
Dmytro Pavlenko, Tetiana Scovpen, Oksana Vitovska
A 30-year-old European man was admitted to our centre complaining about severe pain of the right eye (OD) and right part of the face, redness and no vision of the OD. He had an 18-year history of secondary to Sturge-Weber syndrome glaucoma, 6-month history of red eye and 1-week history of pain in OD. The best-corrected visual acuity was no light perception OD and 20/20 OS. Intraocular pressure was 36 mm Hg OD. Examination revealed endophthalmitis, Sturge-Weber syndrome-associated glaucoma and complicated cataract of OD...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768804/novel-red-emitting-ba%C3%A2-y-bo%C3%A2-%C3%A2-bi-3-eu-3-phosphors-for-n-uv-white-light-emitting-diodes
#14
Irish Valerie B Maggay, Wei-Ren Liu
Ba3Y(BO3)3:Eu3+, Bi3+ were successfully prepared via a solid-state reaction. The crystallinity, photoluminescence properties, energy transfer and thermal quenching properties were studied. Subjecting Ba3Y(BO3)3:Bi3+ samples to different excitation wavelengths (340-370 nm), obtained blue and green emission ascribed to Bi3+(II) and Bi3+(I) sites, respectively. The influence of these two sites were systematically investigated. Bi3+ efficiently transferred its absorbed energy to neighboring Eu3+ sites by enhancing its luminescence intensity...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768679/aza-macrocyclic-triphenylamine-ligands-for-g-quadruplex-recognition
#15
Enrique Victor García-España, Isabel Pont, Jorge González-García, Mario Inclán, Matthew Reynolds, Estefanía Delgado-Pinar, M Teresa Albelda, Ramon Vilar
A new series of triphenylamine-based ligands with one (TPA1PY), two (TPA2PY) or three pending aza-macrocycle(s) (TPA3PY) have been synthesised and studied by means of pH-metric titrations, UV/Vis spectroscopy and fluorescence experiments. The affinity of these ligands for G-quadruplex (G4) DNA and its selectivity over duplex DNA were investigated by FRET melting assays, fluorimetric titrations and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy. Interestingly, the interaction of the bi- and specially the tri-branched ligand with G4 leads to a very intense red-shifted fluorescence emission band which may be associated with intermolecular aggregation between the molecule and the DNA...
May 16, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768135/seeing-the-light-the-roles-of-red-and-blue-light-sensing-in-plant-microbes
#16
Gwyn A Beattie, Bridget M Hatfield, Haili Dong, Regina S McGrane
Plants collect, concentrate, and conduct light throughout their tissues, thus enhancing light availability to their resident microbes. This review explores the role of photosensing in the biology of plant-associated bacteria and fungi, including the molecular mechanisms of red-light sensing by phytochromes and blue-light sensing by LOV (light-oxygen-voltage)-domain proteins in these microbes. Bacteriophytochromes function as major drivers of the bacterial transcriptome and mediate light-regulated suppression of virulence, motility, and conjugation in some phytopathogens and light-regulated induction of the photosynthetic apparatus in a stem-nodulating symbiont...
May 16, 2018: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768068/population-level-study-links-short-wavelength-nighttime-illumination-with-breast-cancer-incidence-in-a-major-metropolitan-area
#17
Nataliya Rybnikova, Boris A Portnov
Several population-level studies revealed a positive association between breast cancer (BC) incidence and artificial light at night (ALAN) exposure. However, the effect of short-wavelength illumination, implicated by laboratory research and small-scale cohort studies as the main driving force behind BC-ALAN association, has not been supported by any population-level study carried out to date. We investigated a possible link between BC and ALAN of different subspectra using a multi-spectral year-2011 satellite image, taken from the International Space Station, and superimposing it with year-2013 BC incidence data available for the Great Haifa Metropolitan Area in Israel...
May 16, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767202/achieving-deep-red-to-near-infrared-emissions-in-sn-doped-cu-in-s-zns-quantum-dots-for-red-enhanced-white-leds-and-near-infrared-leds
#18
Jixin Chen, Ye Li, Le Wang, Tianliang Zhou, Rong-Jun Xie
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are promising luminescent materials for use in lighting, display and bio-imaging, and the color tuning is a necessity for such applications. In this work, we report tunable colors and deep-red or near infrared (NIR) emissions in Cu-In-S and Cu-In-S/ZnS QDs by incorporating Sn. These QDs (with a size of 5 nm) with varying Sn concentrations and/or Cu/In ratios were synthesized by a non-injection method, and characterized by a variety of analytical techniques (i.e., XRD, TEM, XPS, absorption, photoluminescence, decay time, etc...
May 16, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766716/pick-a-color-maria-adaptive-sampling-enables-the-rapid-identification-of-complex-perovskite-nanocrystal-compositions-with-defined-emission-characteristics
#19
Leonard Bezinge, Richard M Maceiczyk, Ioannis Lignos, Maksym V Kovalenko, Andrew J deMello
Recent advances in the development of hybrid organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite (LHP) nanocrystals (NCs) have demonstrated their versatility and potential application as photovoltaics and light emitters through compositional tuning of optical properties. That said, due to their compositional complexity, the targeted synthesis of mixed-cation, mixed-halide LHP NCs still represents an immense challenge for traditional batch scale chemistry. To address this limitation, we herein report the integration of a high-throughput segmented-flow microfluidic reactor and self-optimizing algorithm for the synthesis of nanocrystals with defined emission properties...
May 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765672/large-scale-fabrication-of-porous-ybo-3-hollow-microspheres-with-tunable-photoluminescence
#20
Zhenhe Xu, He Yu, Feixue Ai, Guiyan Zhao, Yanfeng Bi, Liangliang Huang, Fu Ding, Yaguang Sun, Yu Gao
Hollow lanthanide-doped compounds are some of the most popular materials for high-performance luminescent devices. However, it is challenging to find an approach that can fabricate large-scale and well-crystallized lanthanide-doped hollow structures and that is facile, efficient and of low cost. In this study, YBO3 : Eu3+ /Tb3+ hollow microspheres were fabricated by using a novel multi-step transformation synthetic route for the first time with polystyrene spheres as the template, followed by the combination of a facile homogeneous precipitation method, an ion-exchange process and a calcination process...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
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