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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532088/mussel-inspired-surface-modification-of-titania-nanotubes-as-a-novel-drug-delivery-system
#1
Negin Khoshnood, Ali Zamanian, Abouzar Massoudi
Titania nanotubes (TNTs) have attracted considerable attention for the development of new devices for local drug delivery applications. In this study TNTs were synthesized by hydrothermal method from titania nanoparticles and then the surface of TNTs were functionalized by in situ polymerization of bioinspired polydopamine (PDA). The proposed strategies emphasized on remarkable properties of these materials and their unique combination to design local drug delivery system with advanced performance. The samples were characterized using Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM), X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and surface area analysis (BET)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531215/association-of-cord-blood-chemokines-and-other-biomarkers-with-neonatal-complications-following-intrauterine-inflammation
#2
Yoshikazu Otsubo, Kunio Hashimoto, Taro Kanbe, Muneichiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine inflammation has been associated with preterm birth and neonatal complications. Few reports have comprehensively investigated multiple cytokine profiles in cord blood and precisely identified surrogate markers for intrauterine inflammation. AIM: To identify the cytokines and surrogate markers associated with intrauterine inflammation and subsequent neonatal complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed cord blood samples from 135 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sasebo City General Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531138/phytochemical-composition-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-seven-saskatoon-berry-amelanchier-alnifolia-nutt-genotypes-grown-in-poland
#3
Sabina Lachowicz, Jan Oszmiański, Łukasz Seliga, Stanisław Pluta
The basic chemical composition, bioactive compounds, and antioxidant capacity of fruits of three new Polish breeding clones (No. 5/6, type S, and type N) and four Canadian cultivars (cvs.) ("Martin", "Smoky", "Pembina", and "Honeywood") grown in Poland in 2016 were investigated. Fruits were analyzed for their contents of triterpenoids, carotenoids, chlorophylls, and polyphenolics with the ultra-performance liquid chromatography photodiode detector-quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-PDA-Q/TOF-MS) method, sugar with the high-performance liquid chromatography-evaporative light scattering detector (HPLC-ELSD) method, and antioxidant capacity with the ability to reduce free radical (ABTS) and ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) method...
May 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530609/phenolic-compounds-of-the-australian-native-herb-prostanthera-rotundifolia-and-their-biological-activities
#4
Kitty S C Tang, Izabela Konczak, Jian Zhao
The chemical identity and bioactivities of phenolic components of the Australian native herb Prostanthera rotundifolia were studied. Phenolic compounds were extracted with 80% (v/v) aqueous methanol and purified by liquid chromatography. The antioxidant capacity of the extract and its inhibiting activity against α-glucosidase, pancreatic lipase and hyaluronidase were determined. Phenolic compounds were identified by a combination of HPLC-PDA, LC-high resolution MS (LC-HRMS), LC-tandem MS (LC-MS/MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525853/photoelectrochemical-sensitive-detection-of-insulin-based-on-cds-polydopamine-co-sensitized-wo3-nanorod-and-signal-amplification-of-carbon-nanotubes-polydopamine
#5
Rongyu Wang, Hongmin Ma, Yong Zhang, Qi Wang, Zhongping Yang, Bin Du, Dan Wu, Qin Wei
An ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical sandwich immunosensor was designed for detection of insulin based on WO3/CdS/polydopamine (WO3/CdS/PDA) co-sensitized and PDA@carbon nanotubes (PDA@CNT) conjugates for signal amplification. The CdS nanoparticles were first deposited on the WO3 nanorods via sequential chemical bath deposition to form the WO3/CdS structure to enhance photocurrent. Then equipped with PDA to form the WO3/CdS/PDA photosensitive structure. The PDA was used not only to reduce the toxicity of CdS but also adsorb insulin primary antibodies (Ab1)...
May 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524663/polydopamine-generates-hydroxyl-free-radicals-under-uv-light-illumination
#6
Zehuan Wang, Feng Tang, Hailong Fan, Le Wang, Zhaoxia Jin
Polydopamine generally demonstrates as efficient free-radical scavenger. However, its free radical chemistry under illumination is unclear, which becomes important in view of growing studies of polydopamine applications in photoprotector and photothermal therapy. In this study, for the first time, we reported an experimental investigation of the generation of hydroxyl free-radicals from UV-illuminated polydopamine in aqueous environment. By using terephthalic acid as fluorescent probe, we have measured hydroxyl radicals generated from UV-illuminated polydopamine with different shapes and sizes...
May 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523023/surgical-repair-of-partial-atrioventricular-septal-defect
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Tariq Waqar, Muhammad Usman Riaz, Muhammad Shuaib
OBJECTIVE: To review the results of surgical correction of partial atrioventricular septal defect and associated cardiac comorbidities. METHODS: Retrospective case analysis of electronic database of department of paediatrics cardiac surgery, CPEIC, Multan was done. Forty consecutive patients operated for partial atrioventricular septal defect repair from September 2011 to October 2016 were included. Mean age was 14.67±7.96 years. 60% (24) patients were male. Regarding echocardiographic findings, pre-operatively 40% (n=16) had mild, 47...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516780/dual-colored-carbon-dots-ratiometric-fluorescent-test-paper-based-on-a-specific-spectral-energy-transfer-for-semi-quantitative-assay-of-copper-ions
#8
Cui Liu, Dianhua Ning, Cheng Zhang, Zhengjie Liu, Ruilong Zhang, Jun Zhao, Tingting Zhao, Bianhua Liu, Zhongping Zhang
Classical pH test papers are widely employed to measure the acid-base degree of media in a qualitative and semi-quantitative way. However, the extension of the portable and inexpensive methods to a wide range of analytes so as to liberate us from the tediousness of instrumental assays remains unsuccessful. Here, we report a novel kind of dual-colored carbon dots (CDs) ratiometric-fluorescent test paper for the semi-quantitative assay of copper ions (Cu2+) by a dosage-sensitive color evolution. The creation of the test paper is based on the two interesting findings: on the one hand, the residual p-phenylenediamine (p-PDA) at the surface of as-synthesized red-emissive CDs (r-CDs) efficiently binds Cu2+ ions to produce a strong visible absorption that overlaps with the emission of blue CDs (b-CDs), on the other hand, Cu2+ ions render small b-CDs adsorbed onto the surface of larger-sized r-CDs through its dual-coordinating interactions with the surface ligands of both r-CDs and b-CDs...
May 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516133/transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-celiac-axis-occlusion-using-pancreaticoduodenal-arcade-as-a-challenging-alternative-route
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Noha M Attia, Moustafa H M Othman
INTRODUCTION: Celiac axis occlusion is a challenging condition when catheterization of the hepatic artery is required for chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As a result, the hepatic artery has to be catheterized through the pancreaticoduodenal arcades (PDA) and the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) which is a tortuous course with acute angles and small caliber branches. OBJECTIVE: To assess new techniques for facilitating catheterization of the tortuous PDA and the GDA to reach the proper hepatic artery (PHA) and tumor-feeding branches in patients with celiac axis occlusion undergoing chemoembolization of HCC...
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513711/a-novel-approach-for-fabricating-highly-tunable-and-fluffy-bioinspired-3d-poly-vinyl-alcohol-pva-fiber-scaffolds
#10
Sunanda Roy, Shreyas Kuddannaya, Tanya Das, Heng Yeong Lee, Jacob Lim, Xiao 'Matthew' Hu, Yue Chee Yoon, Jaehwan Kim
The excellent biocompatibility, biodegradability and chemo-thermal stability of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) have been harnessed in diverse practical applications. These properties have motivated the fabrication of high performance PVA based nanofibers with adequate control over the micro and nano-architectures and surface chemical interactions. However, the high water solubility and hydrophilicity of the PVA polymer limits the application of the electrospun PVA nanofibers in aqueous environments owing to instantaneous dissolution...
May 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511453/pregnancy-outcome-of-abnormal-nuchal-translucency-a-systematic-review
#11
Nasibeh Roozbeh, Maryam Azizi, Leili Darvish
INTRODUCTION: Nuchal Translucency (NT) is the sonographic form of subcutaneous gathering of liquid behind the foetal neck in the first trimester of pregnancy. There is association of increased NT with chromosomal and non-chromosomal abnormalities. AIM: The purpose of this systemic review was to review the pregnancy outcome of abnormal nuchal translucency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present systematic review was conducted by searching English language articles from sources such as International Medical Sciences, Medline, Web of science, Scopus, Google Scholar, PubMed, Index Copernicus, DOAJ, EBSCO-CINAHL...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508635/polydopamine-coated-manganese-carbonate-nanoparticles-for-amplified-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
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Youxing Cheng, Shupeng Zhang, Ning Kang, Jianpan Huang, Xiaolin Lv, Kai Wen, Shefang Ye, Zhiwei Chen, Xi Zhou, Lei Ren
This study reports a multifunctional nanoparticle (NP) that can be used for amplified magnetic resonance image (MRI)-guided photothermal therapy (PTT) due to its surface coating with a polydopamine (PDA) shell. Importantly, by means of introducing the surface coating of PDA, large quantities of water can be trapped around the NPs allowing more efficient water exchange, leading to greatly improved MR contrast signals compared with those from NPs without the PDA coating. Further, a distinct photothermal effect can be obtained arising from the strong absorption of PDA in the near-infrared (NIR) region...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505563/ultrasensitive-magnetic-field-assisted-surface-plasmon-resonance-immunoassay-for-human-cardiac-troponin-i
#13
Qiong Wu, Ying Sun, Di Zhang, Shuo Li, Yue Zhang, Pinyi Ma, Yang Yu, Xinghua Wang, Daqian Song
An ultrasensitive surface plasmon resonance (SPR) immunoassay was developed for the specific detection of human cardiac troponin I (cTnI), a principle diagnostic marker for myocardial damage. The thin gold film evaporated on a glass slate, which was employed as the SPR sensing film, was modified by hollow gold nanoparticles (HGNPs) and polydopamine (PDA) sequentially, and then was immobilized with antibodies for specific recognition of target analyte. Electronic coupling of the surface plasmon waves originating from the HGNPs and the gold film leads to the remarkable amplification of SPR response...
May 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505456/self-polymerization-of-dopamine-in-acidic-environments-without-oxygen
#14
Tung-Po Chen, Tianchi Liu, Tsan-Liang Su, Jun-Feng Liang
An alkaline environment and the presence of oxygen are essential requirements for dopamine polymerization. In this study, we are the first to demonstrate the self-polymerization of dopamine through plasma-activated water (PAW) under acidic environments (pH<5.5). Resulting poly(dopamine) (PDA) were characterized using Nanosizer, SEM, FTIR, UV-vis, and fluorescence spectrophotometers and proved to have similar physical and chemical properties to those polymerized under a basic condition except that the PDA particles formed in PAW were more stable and hardly aggregated at varied pHs...
May 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501171/a-novel-magnetic-photoluminescence-bifunctional-nanohybrid-for-the-determination-of-trypsin
#15
Tingting Xia, Qiang Ma, Tianyu Hu, Xingguang Su
In this work, we have designed a novel kind of nanohybrid with magnetic and photoluminescence (PL) property for trypsin detection. The modified magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles (MNPs) with polydopamine (PDA) and human serum albumin (HSA) were prepared through a one step self-polymerization under mild condition. The polydopamine (PDA) coating on MNPs can improve the biocompatibility of the MNP-PDA-HAS composite due to its hydrophilicity and multifunctional groups. When MNP-PDA-HSA composite was added into the Anti-HSA modified CdTe QDs (anti-HSA-QDs), HSA on the MNP-PDA-HSA composite was captured by the site of anti-HSA-QDs to form MNP-PDA-HSA/anti-HSA-QDs nanohybrid...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501170/a-star-shaped-poly-2-methyl-2-oxazoline-based-antifouling-coating-application-in-investigation-of-the-interaction-between-acetaminophen-and-bovine-serum-albumin-by-frontal-analysis-capillary-electrophoresis
#16
Haiqin Du, Chong Zhang, Ke Mao, Yanmei Wang
In this work, an antifouling capillary modified with star-shaped poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline)-based copolymer was used to study the interaction between acetaminophen (APAP) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) by frontal analysis capillary electrophoresis (FACE). The star-shaped copolymer, poly(ethylene imine)-graft-poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) (PEI-g-PMOXA), was immobilized onto the fused-silica capillary inner wall via dopamine-assisted co-deposition strategy, yielding a PEI-g-PMOXA/polydopamine (PDA)-coated antifouling capillary, i...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501155/morphology-tunable-polydopamine-nanoparticles-and-their-application-in-fe-3-detection
#17
Peng Qi, Dun Zhang, Yi Wan
In this work, we discovered the morphology transformation property of polydopamine (PDA) nanomaterials, the addition of Fe(3+) initiated the dramatic morphology transformation of PDA dots from aggregated plate-like to uniform willow-leaf-like morphology. Further study revealed that this fascinating morphology transformation process could be attributed to the oxidative nature and coordination characteristic of Fe(3+). This is the first report on the morphology transformation ability of PDA, and a probable self-assembled mechanism was proposed to explain this issue...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499315/-usual-care-for-panic-disorder-with-without-agoraphobia-in-primary-care
#18
Michael Sommer, Thomas S Hiller, Jörg Breitbart, Nico Schneider, Tobias Teismann, Antje Freytag, Jochen Gensichen
Objective To describe therapy as usual (TAU) for panic disorder with/without agoraphobia (PDA) in primary care. Method Written survey of 38 general practitioners (GPs) who provided TAU to 189 patients with PDA as part of an interventional study. Data were analyzed descriptively. Results The most common TAU-interventions were: exploration of psychosocial problems (83 %), recommendation not to avoid anxiety-provoking stimuli (72 %), prescription of SSRIs (62 %). Common reasons for referrals were various psychiatric comorbidities and treatment-refractory anxiety (77 %)...
May 12, 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499204/simultaneous-determination-of-nine-phytohormones-in-seaweed-and-algae-extracts-by-hplc-pda
#19
Bogusława Górka, Piotr P Wieczorek
An RP-HPLC-PDA method for the simultaneous analysis of 9 compounds deriving from the phytohormones class was developed and optimized, namely indoleacetic acid (IAA), indolebutyric acid (IBA), phenyleacetic acid (PAA), naphtyleacetic acid (NAA), trans-zeatin (TZ), kinetin (KA), isopentenyladenine (IA), 6-benzylaminopurine (6-BA) and abscisic acid (ABA). Validation of the method was performed on the SFE-CO2 extract made out of the mixture of Baltic algae. The regression coefficients for plant hormones were in the range from 0...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497681/ph-sensitive-delivery-vehicle-based-on-folic-acid-conjugated-polydopamine-modified-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
#20
Wei Cheng, Junpeng Nie, Lv Xu, Chaoyu Liang, Yunmei Peng, Gan Liu, Teng Wang, Lin Mei, Laiqiang Huang, Xiaowei Zeng
In this study, we introduced a targeting polymer poly(ethylene glycol)-folic acid (PEG-FA) on the surface of polydopamine (PDA)-modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) to develop the novel nanoparticles (NPs) MSNs@PDA-PEG-FA, which were employed as a drug delivery system loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) as a model drug for cervical cancer therapy. The chemical structure and properties of these NPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, N2 adsorption/desorption, dynamic light scattering-autosizer, thermogravimetric analysis, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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