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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633810/sonochemical-rate-enhanced-by-a-new-nanomagnetic-embedded-core-shell-nanoparticles-and-catalytic-performance-in-the-multicomponent-synthesis-of-pyridoimidazoisoquinolines
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Ali Maleki, Morteza Aghaei
A sonochemical approach for the one-pot three-component synthesis of pyridoimidazoisoquinolines via by using phthalaldehyde, trimethylsilylcyanide and aminopyridines the presence of a catalytic amount of a new nanomagnetic catalyst Fe3O4@SiO2-CO-C6H4-NH2 is described. The characterization of the nanocatalyst and the product was done by various methods, such as FT-IR, SEM, EDX, TGA/DTA, NMR, MS and CHN analyses. This is the first design, preparation, characterization and application of the present core/shell nanomaterial and also the first ultrasound irradiated synthesis of the biologically and pharmaceutically important fused polycyclic compounds in ethanol as a green solvent...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632380/recent-progress-in-nanomaterial-based-optical-aptamer-assay-for-the-detection-of-food-chemical-contaminants
#2
Lingyi Lan, Yao Yao, Jianfeng Ping, Yibin Ying
Food chemical contaminant is a major factor to cause foodborne diseases and can do harm to human health. Hence, to develop robust, easy, and sensitive methods for rapid evaluation of food chemical contaminants is highly desirable. Nanomaterial-based optical aptasensors combined with the advantages of the high selectivity of optical detection techniques, excellent stability of aptamer, and the unique properties of nanomaterials have been recognized as useful tools for routine biosensing applications. The recent progress in nanomaterial-based optical aptamer assays to determine food chemical contaminants including heavy metals, toxins, pesticides, and antibiotics are presented in this paper...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632260/visualization-of-the-protein-corona-towards-a-biomolecular-understanding-of-nanoparticle-cell-interactions
#3
Maria Kokkinopoulou, Johanna Simon, Katharina Landfester, Volker Mailänder, Ingo Lieberwirth
The use of nanocarriers in biology and medicine is complicated by the current need to understand how nanoparticles interact in complex biological surroundings. When nanocarriers come into contact with serum, proteins immediately adsorb onto their surface, forming a protein corona which defines their biological identity. Although the composition of the protein corona has been widely determined by proteomics, its morphology still remains unclear. In this study we show for the first time the morphology of the protein corona using transmission electron microscopy...
June 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632040/engineered-nanomaterial-induced-lysosomal-membrane-permeabilization-and-anti-cathepsin-agents
#4
Melisa Bunderson-Schelvan, Andrij Holian, Raymond F Hamilton
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), or small anthropogenic particles approximately < 100 nm in size and of various shapes and compositions, are increasingly incorporated into commercial products and used for industrial and medical purposes. There is an exposure risk to both the population at large and individuals in the workplace with inhalation exposures to ENMs being a primary concern. Further, there is increasing evidence to suggest that certain ENMs may represent a significant health risk, and many of these ENMs exhibit distinct similarities with other particles and fibers that are known to induce adverse health effects, such as asbestos, silica, and particulate matter (PM)...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631928/free-energy-of-nanoparticle-binding-to-multivalent-polymeric-substrates
#5
Chad Gu, Rob D Coalson, David Jasnow, Anton Zilman
Characterization of the interactions between nanosize ligands and polymeric substrates is important for predictive design of nanomaterials and in biophysical applications. The multivalent nature of the polymer-nanoparticle interaction and the dynamics of multiple internal conformations of the polymer chains makes it difficult to infer microscopic interactions from macroscopic binding assays. Using coarse-grained simulations, we estimate the free energy of binding between a nanoparticle and a surface-grafted polymeric substrate as a function of pertinent parameters such as polymer chain length, nanoparticle size, and microscopic polymer-nanoparticle attraction...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631793/organic-inorganic-macroion-coacervate-complexation
#6
Benxin Jing, Jie Qiu, Yingxi Zhu
Coacervate complexes that are liquid-liquid separated complex materials are often formed by stoichiometrically mixing oppositely charged polyelectrolytes in salted aqueous solution. Entropy-driven ion pairing, resulting from the release of counterions near polyelectrolytes, has been identified as the primary driving force for coacervate formation between oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, including proteins and DNA, in aqueous solution. In this work we have examined the complexation between net neutral zwitterionic poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (PSBMA) and inorganic polyoxometalate (POM) polyanions in LiCl aqueous solutions...
June 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630927/welding-of-3d-printed-carbon-nanotube-polymer-composites-by-locally-induced-microwave-heating
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Charles B Sweeney, Blake A Lackey, Martin J Pospisil, Thomas C Achee, Victoria K Hicks, Aaron G Moran, Blake R Teipel, Mohammad A Saed, Micah J Green
Additive manufacturing through material extrusion, often termed three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a burgeoning method for manufacturing thermoplastic components. However, a key obstacle facing 3D-printed plastic parts in engineering applications is the weak weld between successive filament traces, which often leads to delamination and mechanical failure. This is the chief obstacle to the use of thermoplastic additive manufacturing. We report a novel concept for welding 3D-printed thermoplastic interfaces using intense localized heating of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by microwave irradiation...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630679/molecular-interactions-of-amyloid-nanofibrils-with-biological-aggregation-modifiers-implications-for-cytotoxicity-mechanisms-and-biomaterial-design
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Durga Dharmadana, Nicholas P Reynolds, Charlotte E Conn, Céline Valéry
Amyloid nanofibrils are ubiquitous biological protein fibrous aggregates, with a wide range of either toxic or beneficial activities that are relevant to human disease and normal biology. Protein amyloid fibrillization occurs via nucleated polymerization, through non-covalent interactions. As such, protein nanofibril formation is based on a complex interplay between kinetic and thermodynamic factors. The process entails metastable oligomeric species and a highly thermodynamically favoured end state. The kinetics, and the reaction pathway itself, can be influenced by third party moieties, either molecules or surfaces...
August 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630477/the-effect-of-shape-on-cellular-uptake-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-the-forms-of-stars-rods-and-triangles
#9
Xueping Xie, Jinfeng Liao, Xiaoru Shao, Qianshun Li, Yunfeng Lin
Gold nanomaterials have attracted considerable interest as vehicles for intracellular drug delivery. In our study, we synthesized three different shapes of methylpolyethylene glycol coated-anisotropic gold nanoparticles: stars, rods, and triangles. The cellular internalization of these nanoparticles by RAW264.7 cells was analyzed, providing a parametric evaluation of the effect of shape. The efficiency of cellular uptake of the gold nanoparticles was found to rank in the following order from lowest to highest: stars, rods, and triangles...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629074/tunable-green-graphene-silk-biomaterials-mechanism-of-protein-based-nanocomposites
#10
Fang Wang, S S Jyothirmayee Aravind, Hao Wu, Joseph Forys, Venkat Venkataraman, Kandalam Ramanujachary, Xiao Hu
Green graphene materials prepared by photoreduction of graphite oxide were first time blended with aqueous-based silk fibroin proteins to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of silk biomaterials, and their nanocomposite interaction mechanism was illustrated. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the complete exfoliation of graphite oxide to graphene in presence of focused pulses of solar radiation. By varying the concentration of graphene (0.1wt% to 10wt%), a series of free standing graphene-silk films were prepared and were systematically characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nanoindentation measurements...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629040/3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane-mediated-solvent-induced-synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
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Prem C Pandey, Gunjan Pandey, Alain Walcarius
The effect of acetone on 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (3-APTMS) mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in polar protic, polar aprotic and non polar solvents specifically water, acetone and chloroform has been studied. The findings revealed that acetone promotes the formation of siloxane polymer in chloroform and acetone solvents, but not in water, while AuNPs are formed in all cases. The bifunctional nature of 3-APTMS [NH2(CH2)3Si(OMe)3] controls the formation of siloxane polymer through hydrolysis and condensation of trimethoxysilyl group whereas the amine moieties are likely to form imine linkage, which are involved in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629038/electrospinning-of-pva-sericin-nanofiber-and-the-effect-on-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-a549-cells
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Shanshan Yan, Xiuchun Li, Jing Dai, Yiqun Wang, Binbin Wang, Yi Lu, Jianlin Shi, Pengyu Huang, Jinkang Gong, Yuan Yao
This research aims to investigate the cell-nanomaterial interaction between epithelial-mesenchymal transition of A549 cell and electrospinning nanofibers composed of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/silk sericin (SS). The electrospinning of regenerated nanofiber was performed with water as a spinning solvent and glutaraldehyde as a chemical cross-linker. Solution concentration, applied voltage and spin distances as well as other parameters were optimized to generate fine nanofibers with smooth surface in good homogeneity...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629019/methotrexate-loaded-nitrogen-doped-graphene-quantum-dots-nanocarriers-as-an-efficient-anticancer-drug-delivery-system
#13
Fatemeh Khodadadei, Shahrokh Safarian, Narges Ghanbari
Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) are new efficient nanomaterials used in therapeutic applications. In this study, blue fluorescent nitrogen-doped GQDs (N-GQDs) were synthesized by a hydrothermal method via pyrolisis of citric acid as the carbon source and urea as the nitrogen source. The existence of doped nitrogen in GQDs was confirmed by FTIR characterization. Here, for the first time, the N-GQDs were loaded with the anticancer drug, methotrexate (MTX), to prepare MTX-(N-GQDs) as an efficient drug delivery system...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628998/a-facile-fabrication-of-silk-mos2-hybrids-for-photothermal-therapy
#14
Zhao Li, Yuhong Yang, Jinrong Yao, Zhengzhong Shao, Xin Chen
Photothermal therapy, due to its safety and effectiveness, has attracted tremendous interest in the area of cancer treatment in recent few decades. The emerging of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides has provided this promising therapy with a novel genus of nanomaterials. Herein, we present a facile one-step way to prepare a hybrid of regenerated silk fibroin (RSF) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets simply by directly adding MoS2 dispersion into RSF aqueous solution to induce the self-assembly of silk protein on the surface of MoS2 flakes...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628295/a-cross-linked-protein-nano-filter-with-anti-bacteria-properties-for-multi-functional-air-filtration
#15
Hamid Souzandeh, Banafsheh Molki, Min Zheng, Haluk Beyenal, Louis Scudiero, Yu Wang, Wei-Hong Zhong
Development of high-performance nanomaterials with not only strong ability to trap the pollutants, but also good structure stability under varying environmental conditions is in critical need for air-filtration applications. However, it has been very challenging for a filtering material to simultaneously realize multi-functional air filtration and good environmental stability. Here, based on our previous studies on protein-based nano-filters, we report a cross-linked protein nanofabric to address this challenging issue...
June 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628247/scalable-synthesis-of-2d-si-nanosheets
#16
Jialiang Lang, Bin Ding, Shuai Zhang, Hanxiao Su, Binghui Ge, Longhao Qi, Huajian Gao, Xiaoyan Li, Qunyang Li, Hui Wu
2D Si nanomaterials have attracted tremendous attention due to their novel properties and a wide range of potential applications from electronic devices to energy storage and conversion. However, high-quality and large-scale fabrication of 2D Si remains challenging. This study reports a room-temperature and one-step synthesis technique that leads to large-scale and low-cost production of Si nanosheets (SiNSs) with thickness ≈4 nm and lateral size of several micrometers, based on the intrinsic delithiation process of chemically leaching lithium from the Li13 Si4 alloy...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627697/cancer-drug-delivery-in-the-nano-era-an-overview-and-perspectives-review
#17
Zhen Li, Shirui Tan, Shuan Li, Qiang Shen, Kunhua Wang
Nanomaterials are increasingly used as drug carriers for cancer therapy. Nanomaterials also appeal to researchers in the areas of cancer diagnosis and biomarker discovery. Several antitumor nanodrugs are currently being tested in preclinical and clinical trials and show promise in therapeutic and other settings. We review the development of nanomaterial drug carriers, including liposomes, polymer nanoparticles, dendritic polymers, and nanomicelles, for the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers. The prospects of nanomaterials as drug carriers for future clinical applications are also discussed...
June 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627548/tunable-photoluminescence-and-room-temperature-ferromagnetism-of-in2s3-dy-3-tb-3-nanoparticles
#18
Zhifang Li, Tianye Yang, Qi Zhao, Mingzhe Zhang
Trivalent lanthanide-doped luminescent nanomaterials have unique spectral and magnetic properties, which have been extensively investigated due to their potential application prospects in a number of new technologies. The rare earth Dy(3+) and Tb(3+) ions co-doped β-In2S3 dilute nanoparticles with different doping concentrations were successfully synthesized by a gas-liquid phase chemical deposition method. The band gap energy could be tuned by varying the doping concentration from 3.17 to 3.51 eV. The In2S3:Dy(3+),Tb(3+) nanoparticles exhibited strong photoluminescence emission peaks and room temperature ferromagnetism...
June 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627516/cooperative-tumour-cell-membrane-targeted-phototherapy
#19
Heegon Kim, Junsung Lee, Chanhee Oh, Ji-Ho Park
The targeted delivery of therapeutics using antibodies or nanomaterials has improved the precision and safety of cancer therapy. However, the paucity and heterogeneity of identified molecular targets within tumours have resulted in poor and uneven distribution of targeted agents, thus compromising treatment outcomes. Here, we construct a cooperative targeting system in which synthetic and biological nanocomponents participate together in the tumour cell membrane-selective localization of synthetic receptor-lipid conjugates (SR-lipids) to amplify the subsequent targeting of therapeutics...
June 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627043/fabrication-of-millimeter-long-carbon-tubular-nanostructures-using-the-self-rolling-process-inherent-in-elastic-protein-layers
#20
Hyojin Ko, Leila F Deravi, Sung-Jin Park, Jingon Jang, Takhee Lee, Cheong Kang, Jin Seok Lee, Kevin Kit Parker, Kwanwoo Shin
Millimeter-long conducting fibers can be fabricated from carbon nanomaterials via a simple method involving the release of a prestrained protein layer. This study shows how a self-rolling process initiated by polymerization of a micropatterned layer of fibronectin (FN) results in the production of carbon nanomaterial-based microtubular fibers. The process begins with deposition of carbon nanotube (CNT) or graphene oxide (GO) particles on the FN layer. Before polymerization, particles are discrete and nonconducting, but after polymerization the carbon materials become entangled to form an interconnected conducting network clad by FN...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
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