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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726899/enhanced-interfacial-activity-of-multi-arm-poly-ethylene-oxide-star-polymers-relative-to-linear-poly-ethylene-oxide-at-fluid-interfaces
#1
Yun-Ru Huang, Melissa Lamson, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Robert D Tilton
Interfacial tension reduction, dynamic dilatational elasticity and extent of adsorption were investigated for linear poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) chains of varying molecular weight and for PEO star polymers with an average of 64 arms per star at air/water, xylene/water, and cyclohexane/water interfaces. Adsorption on planar interfaces was monitored by ellipsometry, while interfacial tension and dilatational elasticity were measured separately by pendant drop tensiometry. Previously reported to be efficient emulsifiers, PEO stars are shown here to also be more effective foaming agents than linear PEO...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722392/self-assembled-curved-macroporous-photonic-crystal-based-surfactant-detectors
#2
Chien-Fu Chiu, Hui-Ping Tsai, Ying-Chu Chen, Yi-Xuan He, Kun-Yi Andrew Lin, Hongta Yang
Surfactants are extensively used as detergents, dispersants, as well as emulsifiers. Thus, wastewater containing high-concentration surfactants discharged to the environment poses a serious threat to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, conventional detection methods for surfactants suffer from the use of sophisticated instruments, and cannot perform detections for various surfactants by a single analysis. The article reports the development of simple and sensitive surfactant detection using doctor blade coated three-dimensional curved macroporous photonic crystals on a cylindrical rod...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721299/development-of-ionophore-based-nanosphere-emulsion-incorporating-ion-exchanger-for-complexometric-titration-of-thiocyanate-anion
#3
Fatehy M Abdel-Haleem, Mahmoud S Rizk
Ionophore-based ion-exchange nanosphere emulsion was prepared and tested for the determination of thiocyanate. The emulsified nanosphere contained the cationic additive tridodecylmethyl ammonium chloride (TDMAC), the plasticizer, and the ionophore Mn(III)-salophen or Mn(III)-salen. This emulsion was used as titrating agent for thiocyanate complexation with ionophores, which could be transduced using an ion-selective electrode (ISE) as an indicator electrode for the end point detection. The method showed no need for pH control and reliable selectivity, as thiocyanate could be determined in presence of other interfering ions with high accuracy...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720946/effect-of-partial-replacement-of-porcine-fat-with-pre-emulsified-soybean-oil-using-fish-protein-isolate-as-emulsifier-on-characteristic-of-sausage
#4
Nopparat Cheetangdee
Partial replacement of animal fats with n-3 rich oils is a promising way to improve nutritive value of meat products. In the present work, the effects of porcine fat substitution with soybean oil (SBO) on characteristics of sausages were studied at the oil substitution levels of 25, 35, and 45% by weight of porcine fat. SBO was introduced to the sausages alternatively in native or pre-emulsified forms, the latter with fish protein isolate (FPI) or Na-caseinate (Nc) as emulsifier. Characteristics of the sausages, including cooking loss, water holding capacity, texture attributes, microstructure, and color, were then determined...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718792/recombinant-lipase-from-gibberella-zeae-exhibits-broad-substrate-specificity-a-comparative-study-on-emulsified-and-monomolecular-substrate
#5
Fanghua Wang, Hui Zhang, Zexin Zhao, Ruixia Wei, Bo Yang, Yonghua Wang
Using the classical emulsified system and the monomolecular film technique, the substrate specificity of recombinant Gibberella zeae lipase (rGZEL) that originates from Gibberella zeae was characterized in detail. Under the emulsified reaction system, both phospholipase and glycolipid hydrolytic activities were observed, except for the predominant lipase activity. The optimum conditions for different activity exhibition were also determined. Compared with its lipase activity, a little higher ratio of glycolipid hydrolytic activity (0...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715390/mammalian-cell-encapsulation-in-alginate-beads-using-a-simple-stirred-vessel
#6
Corinne A Hoesli, Roger L J Kiang, Kamini Raghuram, René G Pedroza, Karen E Markwick, Antonio M R Colantuoni, James M Piret
Cell encapsulation in alginate beads has been used for immobilized cell culture in vitro as well as for immunoisolation in vivo. Pancreatic islet encapsulation has been studied extensively as a means to increase islet survival in allogeneic or xenogeneic transplants. Alginate encapsulation is commonly achieved by nozzle extrusion and external gelation. Using this method, cell-containing alginate droplets formed at the tip of nozzles fall into a solution containing divalent cations that cause ionotropic alginate gelation as they diffuse into the droplets...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714250/development-of-antimicrobial-nanoemulsion-based-delivery-systems-against-selected-pathogenic-bacteria-using-a-thymol-rich-thymus-daenensis-essential-oil
#7
Lida Ghaderi, Roya Moghimi, Atousa Aliahmadi, David Julian McClements, Hasan Rafati
AIMS: Thymol rich medicinal plants have been used in traditional medicine to relieve infectious diseases. However, the application of essential oils as medicine is limited by its low water-solubility and high vapor pressure. The objective of this study was to produce stable nanoemulsions of Thymus daenensis oil in water by preventing Ostwald ripening and phase separation. METHODS & RESULTS: The antibacterial activity of bulk and emulsified essential oil against selected pathogenic bacteria including Gram-negative (Haemophilus influenzae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and Gram-positive (Streptococcus pneumoniae) were investigated in the liquid and vapor phase...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711714/review-an-update-on-the-use-of-oral-phospholipid-excipients
#8
Peter van Hoogevest
The knowledge and experiences obtained with oral phospholipid excipients is increasing continuously. Nevertheless the present number of oral products using these excipients as essential excipient is very limited. This is remarkable to note, since phospholipids play a significant role in the food uptake mechanisms of the GI tract and these mechanisms could be translated into suitable dosage forms and corresponding drug delivery strategies. In addition, phospholipid excipients are multifunctional biodegradable, non-toxic excipients, which can be used in oral dosage forms as wetting agents, emulsifier, solubilizer and matrix forming excipients...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711640/recent-advances-in-tpgs-based-nanoparticles-of-docetaxel-for-improved-chemotherapy
#9
REVIEW
Hira Choudhury, Bapi Gorain, Manisha Pandey, Santosh Ashok Kumbhar, Rakesh Kumar Tekade, Arun K Iyer, Prashant Kesharwani
Docetaxel (DTX) is one of the important antitumor drugs, being used in several common chemotherapies to control leading cancer types. Severe toxicities of the DTX are prominent due to sudden parenteral exposure of desired loading dose to maintain the therapeutic concentration. Field of nanotechnology is leading to resist sudden systemic exposure of DTX with more specific delivery to the site of cancer. Further nanometric size range of the formulation aid for prolonged circulation, thereby extensive exposure results better efficacy...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702915/soy-molasses-as-a-fermentation-substrate-for-the-production-of-biosurfactant-using-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-atcc-10145
#10
Marília Silva Rodrigues, Felipe Santos Moreira, Vicelma Luiz Cardoso, Miriam Maria de Resende
Soy molasses is a product co-generated during soybean processing that has high production and low commercial value. Its use has great potential in fermentative processes due to the high concentration of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. This study investigated the use of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to produce biosurfactants in a soy molasses-based fermentation medium. A central composite design (CCD) was prepared with two variables and three replicates at the central point to optimize the production of biosurfactant...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702585/graphene-oxide-stabilized-perfluorocarbon-emulsions-for-controlled-oxygen-delivery
#11
Ghulam Jalani, Dhanalakshmi Jeyachandran, Richard Bertram Church, Marta Cerruti
Perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsions are capable of absorbing large quantities of oxygen. They are widely used as blood alternates for quick oxygenation of tissues. However, they are unsuitable for applications where sustained oxygen supply is desired over an extended period of time. Here, we have designed a new PFC oxygen delivery system that combines perfluorodecalin with graphene oxide (GO), where GO acts both as an emulsifier and a stabilizing agent. The resulting emulsions (PFC@GO) release oxygen at least one order of magnitude slower than emulsions prepared with other common surfactants...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702002/production-of-lipopeptide-biosurfactant-by-a-marine-nesterenkonia-sp-and-its-application-in-food-industry
#12
George S Kiran, Sethu Priyadharsini, Arya Sajayan, Gopal B Priyadharsini, Navya Poulose, Joseph Selvin
Biosurfactants are smart biomolecules which have wide spread application in medicines, processed foods, cosmetics as well as in bioremediation. In food industry, biosurfactants are used as emulsion stabilizing agents, antiadhesives, and antimicrobial/antibiofilm agents. Nowadays biosurfactant demands in industries has increased tremendously and therefore new bacterial strains are being explored for large scale production of biosurfactants. In this study, an actinobacterial strain MSA31 was isolated from a marine sponge Fasciospongia cavernosa which showed high activity in biosurfactant screening assays such as drop collapsing, oil displacement, lipase and emulsification...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700229/fabrication-of-novel-avermectin-nanoemulsion-using-polyurethane-emulsifier-with-cleavable-disulfide-bonds
#13
Wenxun Guan, Wenxiang Zhang, Liming Tang, Yan Wang, Haixin Cui
In this study, a polyurethane emulsifer with various functional groups was prepared from isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), avermectin, 2,2-dimethylol propionic acid (DMPA) and bis(2-hydroxyethyl) disulfide (HEDS). The chemical structure of the polymer was confirmed by FT-IR, 1H NMR and element analysis. The polymer exhibited adequate emulsification ability for avermectin after neutralization with triethylamine. A satisfaying nanoemulsion was obtained, in which avermectin was encapsulated in nanoparticles with 50 wt% drug loading, low organic solvent content and high stability under dilution and centrifuging treatment in addition to low surface tension, high affinity to crop leaf and improved avermectin photostability...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699164/novel-amino-acid-based-surfactant-for-silicone-emulsification-and-its-application-in-hair-care-products-a-promising-alternative-to-quaternary-ammonium-cationic-surfactants
#14
Mika Fujii, Motoki Inoue, Toshiro Fukami
OBJECTIVE: Quaternary ammonium cationic surfactants (ACSs) and N-[3-alkyl(12,14)oxy-2-hydroxypropyl]-L-arginine hydrochloride (N-AOHPA) were used to emulsify silicone. The potential of the resulting emulsions in hair conditioning products was investigated. METHODS: The emulsions were prepared using a homogenizer and/or high-pressure homogenizer. ACSs and N-AOHPA were used as silicone emulsifiers. The stability of the emulsions were evaluated by measuring particle sizes, creaming fractions, polydispersity indexes and zeta potentials...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697585/isolation-and-characterization-of-arctic-microorganisms-decomposing-bioplastics
#15
Aneta K Urbanek, Waldemar Rymowicz, Mateusz C Strzelecki, Waldemar Kociuba, Łukasz Franczak, Aleksandra M Mirończuk
The increasing amount of plastic waste causes significant environmental pollution. In this study, screening of Arctic microorganisms which are able to degrade bioplastics was performed. In total, 313 microorganisms were isolated from 52 soil samples from the Arctic region (Spitsbergen). Among the isolated microorganisms, 121 (38.66%) showed biodegradation activity. The ability of clear zone formation on emulsified poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA) was observed for 116 microorganisms (95.87%), on poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) for 73 microorganisms (60...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696684/development-of-beta-carotene-loaded-organogel-based-nanoemulsion-with-improved-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-bioaccessibility
#16
Yuting Fan, Luyu Gao, Jiang Yi, Yuzhu Zhang, Wallace Yokoyama
Beta-carotene (BC), a naturally occurring lipophilic carotenoid, is beneficial for human health. However, its water solubility and bioavailability is low. In this study, organogel-based nanoemulsion was successfully prepared to improve BC's loading amount, solubility, and bioavailability. Corn oil was selected as oil phase for organogel due to the greatest release amount of BC. Tween 20 was optimized as the emulsifier based on the highest extent of lipolysis and BC bioaccessibility. The nanoemulsion was a better alternative than organogel according to both the extent of lipolysis and BC bioaccessibility...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692940/betulinic-acid-and-fluvastatin-exhibits-synergistic-effect-on-toll-like-receptor-4-mediated-anti-atherogenic-mechanism-in-type-ii-collagen-induced-arthritis
#17
Limi Elizabeth Mathew, Vrinda Rajagopal, Helen A
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major problem during rheumatoid arthritis which leads to morbidity and mortality in arthritic patients. So the present study emphasizes combinatorial effect of Betulinic acid, a triterpenoid and fluvastatin, an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor on atherogenesis during arthritis. Arthritis was induced by bovine type II collagen dissolved in 0.01M acetic acid at a concentration of 4mg/mL and emulsified in equal volume of incomplete Freund's adjuvant. Betulinic acid (2mg/kg) and fluvastatin (5mg/kg) alone and in combination was administered orally from day 14 to 60...
July 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690672/emulsified-omega-3-fatty-acids-modulate-the-symptoms-of-depressive-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-a-pilot-study
#18
Jana Trebatická, Zuzana Hradečná, František Böhmer, Magdaléna Vaváková, Iveta Waczulíková, Iveta Garaiova, Ján Luha, Igor Škodáček, Ján Šuba, Zdeňka Ďuračková
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of mood disorders in children is a growing global concern. Omega-3 fatty acids (FA) are emerging as a promising adjuvant therapy for depressive disorder (DD) in paediatric patients. The primary objective of this pilot, single-centre, randomized, double-blind controlled study was to compare the efficacy of an Omega-3 FA fish oil emulsion with a control oil emulsion alongside standard treatment for depressive symptoms in children and adolescents suffering from depressive disorder (DD) and mixed anxiety depressive disorder (MADD)...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688262/intermediate-added-salt-levels-as-sodium-reduction-strategy-effects-on-chemical-microbial-textural-and-sensory-quality-of-polony
#19
M Cluff, I A Kobane, C Bothma, C J Hugo, A Hugo
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of intermediate added salt levels (1.33% w/w and 1.84% w/w) as a strategy for reducing the total sodium content of polony, an emulsified, heat-treated meat product, which is reliant on the various functions of salt normally included at a 2.5% (w/w) level. Chemical, microbial, and textural stability over 180days as well as sensory quality were evaluated. At 1.84% (w/w) added salt content, the product was indistinguishable from the positive control except for a slightly wetter cutting surface...
June 28, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687602/imaging-b-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-using-64-cu-rituximab-pet
#20
Michelle L James, Aileen Hoehne, Aaron T Mayer, Kendra Lechtenberg, Monica Moreno, Gayatri Gowrishankar, Ohad Ilovich, Arutselvan Natarajan, Emily M Johnson, Joujou Nguyen, Lisa Quach, May Han, Marion Buckwalter, Sudeep Chandra, Sanjiv S Gambhir
B lymphocytes are a key pathological feature of multiple sclerosis (MS), and are becoming an important therapeutic target for this condition. Currently, there is no approved technique to non-invasively visualize B cells in the central nervous system (CNS) to monitor MS disease progression and response to therapies. Here we evaluated (64)Cu-Rituximab, a radiolabeled antibody specifically targeting the human B cell marker CD20, for its ability to image B cells in a mouse model of MS using positron emission tomography (PET)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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