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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149688/ultrahigh-sensitive-enhanced-electrochemiluminescence-detection-of-cancer-biomarkers-using-silica-nps-graphene-oxide-a-comparative-study
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Hamid Kooshki, Jamal Rashidiani, Mehdi Kamali, Hamid Sedighian, Mostafa Akbariqomi, Mansour Mansouri
The increasing progress in using nano-biomaterials for medical purposes has opened new horizons toward researchers around the globe. To investigate the presence of these nanomaterials and the impacts they might have, a comparative enhanced-electrochemiluminescence immunosensing study has been designed. The effects of utilizing graphene oxide, silica, and gold nanoparticles in cancer diagnosis were evaluated during the quantification of two major cancer biomarkers (CEA and AFP) in different approaches. In other words, first and second approaches were designed to employ nanomaterials while third and fourth approaches were developed in absence of those...
November 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149552/predicting-nano-bio-interactions-by-integrating-nanoparticle-libraries-and-quantitative-nanostructure-activity-relationship-modeling
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Wenyi Wang, Alexander Sedykh, Hainan Sun, Linlin Zhao, Daniel P Russo, Hongyu Zhou, Bing Yan, Hao Zhu
The discovery of biocompatible or bioactive nanoparticles for medicinal applications is an expensive and time-consuming process that may be significantly facilitated by incorporating more rational approaches combining both experimental and computational methods. However, it is currently hindered by two limitations: 1) the lack of high quality comprehensive data for computational modeling, and 2) the lack of an effective modeling method for the complex nanomaterial structures. In this study, we tackled both issues by first synthesizing a large library of nanoparticles and obtained comprehensive data on their characterizations and bioactivities...
November 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149537/multifunctional-cellular-materials-based-on-2d-nanomaterials-prospects-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Ling Qiu, Zijun He, Dan Li
Recent advances in emerging 2D nanomaterial-based cellular materials (2D-CMs) open up new opportunities for the development of next generation cellular solids with exceptional properties. Herein, an overview of the current research status of 2D-CMs is provided and their future opportunities are highlighted. First, the unique features of 2D nanomaterials are introduced to illustrate why these nanoscale building blocks are promising for the development of novel cellular materials and what the new features of 2D nanoscale building blocks can offer when compared to their 0D and 1D counterparts...
November 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149066/nanostructured-mno%C3%A2-as-electrode-materials-for-energy-storage
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REVIEW
Christian M Julien, Alain Mauger
Manganese dioxides, inorganic materials which have been used in industry for more than a century, now find great renewal of interest for storage and conversion of energy applications. In this review article, we report the properties of MnO₂ nanomaterials with different morphologies. Techniques used for the synthesis, structural, physical properties, and electrochemical performances of periodic and aperiodic frameworks are discussed. The effect of the morphology of nanosized MnO₂ particles on their fundamental features is evidenced...
November 17, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148701/metal-organic-framework-derived-metal-oxide-embedded-in-nitrogen-doped-graphene-network-for-high-performance-lithium-ion-batteries
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Zhu-Yin Sui, Pei-Ying Zhang, Meng-Ying Xu, Yuwen Liu, Zhi-Xiang Wei, Bao-Hang Han
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are hybrid inorganic-organic materials that can be used as effective precursors to prepare various functional nanomaterials for energy-related applications. Nevertheless, most MOF-derived metal oxides exhibit low electrical conductivity and mechanical strain. These characteristics limit their electrochemical performance and hamper their practical application. Herein, we report a rational strategy for enhancing the lithium storage performance of MOF-derived metal oxide. The hierarchically porous Co3O4@NGN is successfully prepared by embedding ZIF-67-derived Co3O4 particles in a nitrogen-doped graphene network (NGN)...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148696/the-epidermal-penetration-of-gold-nanoparticles-and-its-underlying-mechanism-based-on-human-reconstructed-3d-episkin-tm-model
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Fang Hao, Xiaoting Jin, Qian S Liu, Qunfang Zhou, Guibin Jiang
Nanomaterials are widely used in diverse aspects and their translocation behavior through the skin would be helpful in understanding the corresponding exposure risks. To reveal how surface functionalization of nanoparticles influence the skin penetration, three kinds of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with negatively, neutrally and positively charged surfaces, i.e. cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide-coated GNPs (CTAB@GNP), polyvinyl pyrrolidone-coated GNPs (PVP@GNP), and citrate-coated GNPs (Citrate@GNP), were studied using human reconstructed 3D EpiskinTM model...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148694/ambient-aqueous-synthesis-of-ultrasmall-ni0-85se-nanoparticles-for-non-invasive-photoacoustic-imaging-and-combined-photothermal-chemo-therapy-of-cancer
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Xianwen Wang, Fei Li, Xu Yan, Yan Ma, Zhaohua Miao, Liang Dong, Huajian Chen, Yang Lu, Zhengbao Zha
Big size induced long-term retention in the body has hampered the translational applications of many reported nanomedicine. Herein, we reported a multifunctional theranostic agent composed of ultrasmall polyacrylic acid functionalized Ni0.85Se nanoparticles (PAA-Ni0.85Se NPs), which were successfully obtained through a facile ambient aqueous precipitation strategy. Without exhibiting any noticeable toxicity, the as-prepared PAA-Ni0.85Se NPs (average diameter of 6.40 ± 1.89 nm) showed a considerable absorption in near-infrared (NIR) region and high photothermal conversion efficiency (PTCE) of 54...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148596/transition-metal-catalyzed-selective-cage-b-h-functionalization-of-o-carboranes
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Zuowei Xie, Yangjian Quan, Zaozao Qiu
Carboranes are a class of carbon-boron molecular clusters with unusual thermal and chemical stabilities. They have been proved as very useful building blocks in supramolecular design, optoelectronics, nanomaterials, boron neutron capture therapy agents and organometallic/coordination chemistry. Thus, the functionalization of o-carboranes has received growing interests. Over the past decades, most of the works in this area have been focused on cage carbon functionalization as the weakly acidic cage C-H proton can be readily deprotonated by strong bases...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148429/unconventional-lithography-for-patterned-nanomaterials
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Yue Li, Qingfeng Yan, Naoto Koshizaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147554/geometrical-frustration-as-a-potential-design-principle-for-peptide-based-assemblies
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REVIEW
Tao Jiang, Elizabeth L Magnotti, Vincent P Conticello
Two-dimensional peptide and protein assemblies have been the focus of increased scientific research as they display significant potential for the creation of functional nanomaterials. Soluble subunits derived from a variety of protein motifs have been demonstrated to self-assemble into structurally defined nanosheets under environmentally benign conditions in which the components often retain their native structure and function. These types of two-dimensional assemblies may have an advantage for nanofabrication in that their extended planar shapes can be more straightforwardly incorporated into the current formats of nanoscale devices...
December 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146983/precise-control-of-alloying-sites-of-bimetallic-nanoclusters-via-surface-motif-exchange-reaction
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Qiaofeng Yao, Yan Feng, Victor Fung, Yong Yu, De-En Jiang, Jun Yang, Jianping Xie
Precise control of alloying sites has long been a challenging pursuit, yet little has been achieved for the atomic-level manipulation of metallic nanomaterials. Here we describe utilization of a surface motif exchange (SME) reaction to selectively replace the surface motifs of parent [Ag44(SR)30](4-) (SR = thiolate) nanoparticles (NPs), leading to bimetallic NPs with well-defined molecular formula and atomically-controlled alloying sites in protecting shell. A systematic mass (and tandem mass) spectrometry analysis suggests that the SME reaction is an atomically precise displacement of SR-Ag(I)-SR-protecting modules of Ag NPs by the incoming SR-Au(I)-SR modules, giving rise to a core-shell [Ag32@Au12(SR)30](4-)...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145781/analytical-high-resolution-electron-microscopy-reveals-organ-specific-nanoceria-bioprocessing
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Uschi M Graham, Robert A Yokel, Alan K Dozier, Lawrence Drummy, Krishnamurthy Mahalingam, Michael T Tseng, Eileen Birch, Joseph Fernback
This is the first utilization of advanced analytical electron microscopy methods, including high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, high-angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy mapping to characterize the organ-specific bioprocessing of a relatively inert nanomaterial (nanoceria). Liver and spleen samples from rats given a single intravenous infusion of nanoceria were obtained after prolonged (90 days) in vivo exposure...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143760/nano-aptasensing-in-mycotoxin-analysis-recent-updates-and-progress
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REVIEW
Amina Rhouati, Gonca Bulbul, Usman Latif, Akhtar Hayat, Zhan-Hong Li, Jean Louis Marty
Recent years have witnessed an overwhelming integration of nanomaterials in the fabrication of biosensors. Nanomaterials have been incorporated with the objective to achieve better analytical figures of merit in terms of limit of detection, linear range, assays stability, low production cost, etc. Nanomaterials can act as immobilization support, signal amplifier, mediator and artificial enzyme label in the construction of aptasensors. We aim in this work to review the recent progress in mycotoxin analysis. This review emphasizes on the function of the different nanomaterials in aptasensors architecture...
October 28, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143700/improved-three-dimensional-3d-resolution-of-electron-tomograms-using-robust-mathematical-data-processing-techniques
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Toby Sanders, Ilke Arslan
Electron tomography has become an essential tool for three-dimensional (3D) characterization of nanomaterials. In recent years, advances have been made in specimen preparation and mounting, acquisition geometries, and reconstruction algorithms. All of these components work together to optimize the resolution and clarity of an electron tomogram. However, one important component of the data-processing has received less attention: the 2D tilt series alignment. This is challenging for a number of reasons, namely because the nature of the data sets and the need to be coherently aligned over the full range of angles...
November 16, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143262/influences-of-graphene-oxide-on-biofilm-formation-of-gram-negative-and-gram-positive-bacteria
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Chao Song, Chun-Miao Yang, Xue-Fei Sun, Peng-Fei Xia, Jing Qin, Bei-Bei Guo, Shu-Guang Wang
In this study, we evaluated the influences of graphene oxide (GO) on biofilm formation. Escherichia coli MG1655 and Bacillus subtilis 168 were used as models for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The growth profiles and viability assays indicated that GO exhibited a high antibacterial activity, of which the negative effects on bacteria growth raised with the increasing GO concentration. The antibacterial activity of GO was mainly attributed to the membrane stress and ROS-independent oxidative stress...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142806/synthesis-and-gas-sensing-properties-of-membrane-template-grown-hollow-zno-nanowires
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Jae-Hyoung Lee, Jin-Young Kim, Jae-Hun Kim, Ali Mirzaei, Hyoun Woo Kim, Sang Sub Kim
One-dimensional, hollow nanostructured materials are among the most promising materials for sensing applications owing to their high surface area that facilitates the adsorption of target gases. Accordingly, for gas sensing studies, hollow ZnO nanowires (NWs) with different surface areas were successfully synthesized herein by using polycarbonate membranes with different pore sizes as templates, and deposition of ZnO via the atomic layer deposition technique. The sensing properties of the synthesized hollow ZnO NWs were examined for CO and NO2, revealing their comparative sensing performances with ZnO nanomaterials-based sensors reported in literature...
2017: Nano Convergence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142171/sub-toxic-concentrations-of-nano-zno-and-nano-tio2-suppress-neurite-outgrowth-in-differentiated-pc12-cells
#17
Tomohiko Irie, Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Kaoru Sato, Makoto Usami
Nanomaterials have been extensively used in our daily life, and may also induce health effects and toxicity. Nanomaterials can translocate from the outside to internal organs, including the brain. For example, both nano-ZnO and nano-TiO2 translocate into the brain via the olfactory pathway in rodents, possibly leading to toxic effects on the brain. Although the effects of nano-ZnO and nano-TiO2 on neuronal viability or neuronal excitability have been studied, no work has focused on how these nanomaterials affect neuronal differentiation and development...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141403/lipogels-for-encapsulation-of-hydrophilic-proteins-and-hydrophobic-small-molecules
#18
Celia C Homyak, Ann Fernandez, Mollie A Touve, Bo Zhao, Francesca Anson, Jeanne A Hardy, Richard W Vachet, Nathan C Gianneschi, Jennifer L Ross, S Thayumanavan
Lipid-polymer hybrid materials have the potential to exhibit enhanced stability and loading capabilities in comparison to parent liposome or polymer materials. However, complexities lie in formulating and characterizing such complex nanomaterials. Here we describe a lipid-coated polymer gel (lipogel) formulated using a one-pot methodology, where self-assembling liposomes template a UV-curable polymer gel core. Using fluorescently-labeled lipids, protein, and hydrophobic molecules, we have characterized their formation, purification, stability, and encapsulation efficiency via common instrumentation methods such as dynamic light scattering (DLS), matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS), UV-Visible spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and single particle total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy...
November 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141144/engineering-interface-with-one-dimensional-co3o4-nanostructure-in-catalytic-membrane-electrode-towards-an-advanced-electrocatalyst-for-alcohol-oxidation
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Zhen Yin, Yumei Zheng, Hong Wang, Jianxin Li, Qingjun Zhu, Ye Wang, Na Ma, Gang Hu, Benqiao He, Axel Knop-Gericke, Robert Schloegl, Ding Ma
Electrochemical oxidation has attracted vast interests as a promising alternative to traditional chemical processes in fine chemical synthesis owing to its fast and sustainable features. An electrocatalytic membrane reactor (ECMR) with a three-dimensional (3D) electrode has been successfully designed for the selective oxidation of alcohols with high current efficiency to the corresponding acids or ketones. The anode electrode was fabricated by the in-situ loading of one-dimensional (1D) Co3O4 nanowires (NWs) on the conductive porous Ti membrane (Co3O4 NWs/Ti) via the combination of a facile hydrothermal synthesis and subsequent thermal treatment...
November 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140684/janus-gold-nanoplatform-for-synergetic-chemoradiotherapy-and-computed-tomography-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Zheng Wang, Dan Shao, Zhimin Chang, Mengmeng Lu, Yingshuai Wang, Juan Yue, Dian Yang, Mingqiang Li, Qiaobing Xu, Wen-Fei Dong
There is a pressing need to develop nanoplatforms that integrate multimodal therapeutics to improve treatment responses and prolong the survival of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Mesoporous silica-coated gold nanomaterials have emerged as a novel multifunctional platform combining tunable surface plasmon resonance and mesoporous properties that exhibit multimodality properties in cancer theranostics. However, their reduced radiation-absorption efficiency and limited surface area hinder their further radiochemotherapeutic applications...
November 17, 2017: ACS Nano
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