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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646756/protein-functionalization-of-zno-nanostructure-exhibits-selective-and-enhanced-toxicity-to-breast-cancer-cells-through-oxidative-stress-based-cell-death-mechanism
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Sailendra Mahanta, S Prathap, Deependra Kumar Ban, Subhankar Paul
Zinc oxide nanostructure (ZnONS) was chemically synthesized and functionalized (FZnONSBLA) with a small protein bovine α-lactalbumin (BLA) by chemical cross-linking methods. Both nano-structures were characterized using various techniques such as electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), UV-Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR, photo-luminescence and X-ray diffraction. Electron microscopy and DLS analysis revealed their (ZnONS and FZnONSBLA) average size of 200nm and 450nm, respectively. When cytotoxicity of both the nanostructures were assessed in breast cancer cells MCF-7 and MDAMB231 by MTT assay and PI/Annexin V staining (FACS), FZnONSBLA demonstrated higher cell death than ZnONS primarily due to generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646227/size-dependent-uptake-and-hemolytic-effect-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-on-erythrocytes-and-biomedical-potential-of-zno-ferulic-acid-conjugates
#2
E Preedia Babu, A Subastri, A Suyavaran, K Premkumar, V Sujatha, B Aristatile, Ghedeir M Alshammari, V Dharuman, C Thirunavukkarasu
Despite zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) being increasingly used as carriers in biomedical fields due to their multifaceted properties and therapeutic importance, better understanding of the mechanisms and cellular consequences resulting from their interaction with cells and cellular components has been warranted. In the present study, we investigate the size-dependent interaction of ZnONPs on RBCs, and its impact on cell viability, DNA damage, ROS generation and morphological changes, employing cellular and analytical methods...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645673/supra-acetabular-line-is-better-than-supra-iliac-line-for-coronal-balance-referencing-a-study-of-perioperative-whole-spine-x-rays-in-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
#3
Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Cheung-Kue Kim, Won-Gyu Lee, Hyung-Suk Juh, Ki-Tack Kim
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The aim of spinal deformity correction is to restore the spine's functional alignment by balancing it in both the sagittal and coronal planes. Regardless of posture, the ideal coronal profile is straight, and therefore readily assessable. PURPOSE: This study compares two radiological methods to determine which better predicts postoperative standing coronal balance. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: We conducted a single-centre, radiographic comparative study between 2011 and 2015...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644993/long-term-toxicity-of-surface-charged-polystyrene-nanoplastics-to-marine-planktonic-species-dunaliella-tertiolecta-and-artemia-franciscana
#4
E Bergami, S Pugnalini, M L Vannuccini, L Manfra, C Faleri, F Savorelli, K A Dawson, I Corsi
Plastic pollution has been globally recognized as a critical issue for marine ecosystems and nanoplastics constitute one of the last unexplored areas to understand the magnitude of this threat. However, current difficulties in sampling and identifying nano-sized debris make hard to assess their occurrence in marine environment. Polystyrene nanoparticles (PS NPs) are largely used as nanoplastics in ecotoxicological studies and although acute exposures have been already investigated, long-term toxicity on marine organisms is unknown...
June 15, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638903/adsorption-versus-aggregation-of-nipam-nanogels-new-insight-into-their-behaviour-at-the-air-water-interface-as-a-function-of-concentration
#5
Katarzyna Zielińska, Richard A Campbell, Ali Zarbakhsh, Marina Resmini
We have used neutron reflectivity (NR) measurements in combination with dynamic light scattering (DLS), surface tension and ellipsometry, to study the adsorption behaviour at the air/water interface of N-isopropylacrylamide-based nanogels as a function of concentration. The data provide clear evidence that the nanogels are adsorbed at the interface in a strongly deformed shape and forming a multi-layer where the thickness increases with nanogel concentration in the bulk. The combination of surface characterisation techniques and bulk studies indicate that interfacial film formation is preferred over bulk aggregation...
June 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636400/click-biotinylation-of-plga-template-for-biotin-receptor-oriented-delivery-of-doxorubicin-hydrochloride-in-4t1-cell-induced-breast-cancer
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Yuvraj Singh, K K Durga Rao Viswanadham, Arun Kumar Jajoriya, Jayagopal Meher, Kavit Raval, Swati Jaiswal, Jayant Dewangan, H K Bora, Srikanta Kumar Rath, Jawahar Lal, Durga Prasad Mishra, Manish Kumar Chourasia
PLGA was functionalized with PEG and biotin using click chemistry to generate a biotin receptor targeted copolymer (Biotinylated-PEG-PLGA) which in turn was used to fabricate ultrafine nanoparticles (BPNP) of doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) for effective delivery in 4T1 cell induced breast cancer. However adequate entrapment of a hydrophilic bioactive like DOX in a hydrophobic polymer system made of PLGA is not usually possible. We therefore modified a conventional W/O/W emulsion method by utilizing ammonium chloride in the external phase to constrain DOX in dissolved polymer phase by supressing its inherent aqueous solubility as per common ion effect...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636384/role-of-crystal-structure-and-chalcogenide-redox-properties-on-the-oxidative-assembly-of-cadmium-chalcogenide-nanocrystals
#7
Jessica Davis, Aaron M Chalifoux, Stephanie L Brock
Oxidative assembly of metal chalcogenide nanocrystals (NCs) enables formation of 2-D (dense) and 3-D porous structures without the presence of intervening ligands between particles that can moderate transport properties. This route has been demonstrated successful for a range of single component structures including CdQ, PbQ and ZnQ (Q = S, Se, Te). En route to controllable assembly of multicomponent nanostructures, the roles of Q redox properties (2Q2-  Q22- + 2e), responsible for particle crosslinking, and the native structure (cubic zinc blende vs...
June 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634713/characterization-and-in-vitro-antibacterial-activity-of-saponin-conjugated-silver-nanoparticles-against-bacteria-that-cause-burn-wound-infection
#8
Anbarasan Muniyan, Kalaiselvi Ravi, Udayamathi Mohan, Rajasekar Panchamoorthy
Saponins are glycosides, which destabilize the membrane by altering the membrane permeability. Thus, the present study was aimed to fabricate the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using fenugreek derived saponin (SN) against multi-drug resistant bacteria. This study has optimized the concentration of SN (240 mg/mL) for the synthesis of an effective AgNPs against the test organism Escherichia coli. The SN reduced AgNPs produced a reddish-brown colour and displayed UV absorption at 416 nm. The bio-reducing efficiency of SN (62...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633851/nano-fe3o4-peg-succinic-anhydride-a-novel-and-efficient-catalyst-for-the-synthesis-of-benzoxanthenes-under-ultrasonic-irradiation
#9
Javad Safaei-Ghomi, Fahime Eshteghal
In this paper, we reported the successful synthesis of Fe3O4/polyethyleneglycol (PEG)/succinic anhydride nanocatalyst. The catalyst was fully characterized by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic laser scattering (DLS) and FT-IR spectroscopy. Fe3O4/PEG/succinic anhydride nanocatalyst as an efficient and green catalyst has been used for the synthesis of benzoxanthenes by the three-component condensation reaction of aldehydes, 2-hydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione and 2-naphthol or dimedone under ultrasonic irradiation...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629084/facilitation-of-transscleral-drug-delivery-by-drug-loaded-magnetic-polymeric-particles
#10
Zeynab Mousavikhamene, Mohammad J Abdekhodaie, Hamid Ahmadieh
A unique method was used to facilitate ocular drug delivery from periocular route by drug loaded magnetic sensitive particles. Injection of particles in periocular space along the eye axis followed by application of magnetic field in front of the eye would trigger the magnetic polymeric particles to move along the direction of magnetic force and reside against the outer surface of the sclera. This technique prevents removal of drug in the periocular space, observed in conventional transscleral drug delivery systems and hence higher amount of drug can enter the eye in a longer period of time...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629056/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-potentials-of-biosynthesized-colloidal-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-for-a-fortified-cold-cream-formulation-a-potent-nanocosmeceutical-application
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Sonia S, Linda Jeeva Kumari H, Ruckmani K, Sivakumar M
Nanocosmeceuticals are promising applications of nanotechnology in personal care industries. Zinc oxide is an inorganic material that is non-toxic and skin compatible with self-cleansing and microbicidal properties. Herein, exploitation of colloidal zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONps) as potent biomaterial for a topical formulation of cosmetic and dermatological significance is employed. ZnONps were green synthesized using environmentally benign Adhatoda vasica leaf extract and characterized by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), dynamic light scattering (DLS), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629042/functionalization-of-zno-nanoparticles-by-3-mercaptopropionic-acid-for-aqueous-curcumin-delivery-synthesis-characterization-and-anticancer-assessment
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Seyed-Behnam Ghaffari, Mohammad-Hossein Sarrafzadeh, Zahra Fakhroueian, Shadab Shahriari, M Reza Khorramizadeh
Inherent biocompatibility and stability of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) and their biomedical potentials make them an emerging candidate for drug delivery. The aim of this study was to develop and assess a simple procedure for surface functionalization of ZnO-NPs by 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA) for water-soluble curcumin delivery. Carboxyl-terminated ZnO nanoparticles were successfully made using ZnCl2 and NaOH in the presence of MPA. The functional groups were activated by 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) and the curcumin bonding was carried out at room temperature for 24h...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628303/folate-and-heptamethine-cyanine-modified-chitosan-based-nanotheranostics-for-tumor-targeted-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
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Yingying Zhang, Tingting Lv, Huijuan Zhang, Xiaodong Xie, Ziying Li, Haijun Chen, Yu Gao
Folate (FA) and heptamethine cyanine (Cy7)-modified chitosan (CF7) was synthesized by click chemistry and its self-assembled nanoparticles (CF7Ns) were developed for tumor-specific imaging and photodynamic therapy. The characterization spectrum confirmed CF7 had a good FA and Cy7 conjugation efficacy. The diameter of CF7Ns measured by DLS was about 291.6 nm and the morphology observed with AFM showed filamentous clusters of particles. The results of targeting ability of CF7Ns demonstrated enhanced targeting behaviors of CF7Ns compared with non-FA-modified nanoparticles C7Ns in FA receptor-positive HeLa cells...
June 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623723/dft-b3lyp-calculations-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-antioxidant-activities-of-steroidal-pyrimidines-and-their-interaction-with-hsa-using-molecular-docking-and-multispectroscopic-techniques
#14
Abad Ali, Mohd Asif, Parvez Alam, Mohammad Jane Alam, Mohd Asif Sherwani, Rizwan Hasan Khan, Shabbir Ahmad, Shamsuzzaman
As a part of our continuing program on the synthesis of steroidal heterocycles, it has been prepared a series of novel steroidal pyrimidine derivatives 4-6via TMSCl, steroidal ketones (1c-3c), urea and benzaldehyde. The systems presented here, are novel scaffolds and have not been described before at 6th position of steroidal-6-one (1c-3c). Structural assignment of newly synthesized compounds was performed by DFT/B3LYP calculations as well as spectral and analytical data. The interactions of compounds (4-6) with HSA were studied by fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, CD and molecular docking, under imitated physiological conditions...
June 14, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622824/toxicological-assessment-of-nano-and-micron-sized-tungsten-oxide-after-28days-repeated-oral-administration-to-wistar-rats
#15
Srinivas Chinde, Paramjit Grover
Tungsten oxide (WO3) nanoparticles (NPs) are being used in various applications. However, the health consequences of WO3 NPs exposure have not been explored extensively. Hence, the goal of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of WO3 NPs and their microparticles (MPs) after 28days repeated oral administration in Wistar rats. The particles were characterised by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), Brunner-Emmett-Teller (BET), X- ray diffraction (XRD), and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES)...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616992/coherent-experimental-and-simulation-approach-to-explore-the-underlying-mechanism-of-denaturation-of-stem-bromelain-in-osmolytes
#16
Anjeeta Rani, Mohamed Taha, Pannuru Venkatesu, Ming-Jer Lee
Characterization of a protein in the context of its environment is of crucial importance for a complete understanding of its function. Although biophysical techniques provide powerful tools for studying the stability and activity of the enzyme in the presence of various cosolvents, an approach of combining both experimental techniques and molecular dynamic (MD) simulations may lead to the mechanistic insight into the interactions governing the stability of an enzyme. The knowledge of these interactions can be further utilized for range of modifications in the wild form of an enzyme for various pharmaceutical applications...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612655/exploiting-antidiabetic-activity-of-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-using-punica-granatum-leaves-and-anticancer-potential-against-human-liver-cancer-cells-hepg2
#17
Rijuta G Saratale, Han Seung Shin, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Giovanni Benelli, Dong-Su Kim, Ganesh D Saratale
This study first time reports the novel synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a Punica granatum leaf extract (PGE). The synthesized AgNPs were characterized by various analytical techniques including UV-Vis, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), field emission scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectra (FESEM-EDS) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). FTIR analysis revealed that the involvement of biological macromolecules of P...
June 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612502/temporally-specific-mirna-expression-patterns-in-the-dorsal-and-ventral-striatum-of-addiction-prone-rats
#18
Rikki K Quinn, Morgan H James, Guy E Hawkins, Amanda L Brown, Andrew Heathcote, Doug W Smith, Murray J Cairns, Christopher V Dayas
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) within the ventral and dorsal striatum have been shown to regulate addiction-relevant behaviours. However, it is unclear how cocaine experience alone can alter the expression of addiction-relevant miRNAs within striatal subregions. Further, it is not known whether differential expression of miRNAs in the striatum contributes to individual differences in addiction vulnerability. We first examined the effect of cocaine self-administration on the expression of miR-101b, miR-137, miR-212 and miR-132 in nucleus accumbens core and nucleus accumbens shell (NAcSh), as well as dorsomedial striatum and dorsolateral striatum (DLS)...
June 13, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611496/a-bacteriophage-mediated-gold-nanoparticles-synthesis-and-their-anti-biofilm-activity
#19
S S Ahiwale, A V Bankar, S Tagunde, B P Kapadnis
In the present study, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) synthesis was carried out by using a rare bacteriophage which is morphologically similar to 7-11 phages of the C3 morphotype of tailed phage belonging to Podoviridae family as green route. Effect of various physiological parameters like pH, temperature and concentration of gold chloride salt on AuNPs synthesis was studied. The reaction mixtures have shown vivid colours at various physiological parameters. Phage inspired AuNPs were further characterized by using different techniques such as UV-Vis spectrophotometry, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610721/cationic-liposomal-vectors-incorporating-a-bolaamphiphile-for-oligonucleotide-antimicrobials
#20
Marianna Mamusa, Leopoldo Sitia, Francesco Barbero, Angels Ruyra, Teresa Díaz Calvo, Costanza Montis, Ana Gonzalez-Paredes, Grant N Wheeler, Christopher J Morris, Michael McArthur, Debora Berti
Antibacterial resistance has become a serious crisis for world health over the last few decades, so that new therapeutic approaches are strongly needed to face the threat of resistant infections. Transcription factor decoys (TFD) are a promising new class of antimicrobial oligonucleotides with proven in vivo activity when combined with a bolaamphiphilic cationic molecule, 12-bis-THA. These two molecular species form stable nanoplexes which, however, present very scarce colloidal stability in physiological media, which poses the challenge of drug formulation and delivery...
June 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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