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Colm R Breatnach, Orla Franklin, Naomi McCallion, Afif El-Khuffash
Systemic hypoperfusion secondary to a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is thought to only affect post-ductal vessels. In a prospective observational study of 51 preterm infants, we demonstrated that a persistent PDA by day 5-7 is associated with reversed diastolic flow in the brachiocephalic artery when compared with those without a PDA.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Huifang Zhang, Sheng Hu, Dandan Song, Hui Xu
In this paper, a novel polydopamine modified polystyrene/graphene electrospun nanofiber membrane (PS/G@PDA) was fabricated on the surface of filter paper and used for thin film microextraction (TFME) for the first time. Benefiting from the hydrophilic polydopamine (PDA) coating and the porous fibrous structure, the PS/G@PDA membrane exhibited large surface area, high extraction efficiency, rapid extraction equilibrium, special selectivity and excellent biocompatibility. A thin film microextraction-high performance liquid chromatography method was developed and applied for the analysis of six aldehyde metabolites in human urine samples...
November 2, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
Xiaotong Cao, Jianquan Luo, John M Woodley, Yinhua Wan
Micro-pollutants present in water have many detrimental effects on the ecosystem. Membrane technology plays an important role in the removal of micro-pollutants but there remain significant challenges such as concentration polarization, membrane fouling and variable permeate quality. The work reported here uses a multifunctional membrane with rejection, adsorption and catalysis functions to solve these problems. Based on mussel-inspired chemistry and biological membrane properties, a multifunctional membrane was prepared by applying 'reverse filtration' of a laccase solution and subsequent 'dopamine coating' on a nanofiltration (NF) membrane support, which was tested on bisphenol A (BPA) removal...
October 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Hong Zhang, Zheng Dan, Zhi-Jie Ding, Yuan-Zhi Lao, Hong-Sheng Tan, Hong-Xi Xu
A UPLC-PDA-QTOFMS-guided isolation strategy was employed to screen and track potentially new compounds from Garcinia oblongifolia. As a result, two new prenylated xanthones, oblongixanthones D and E (1-2), six new prenylated benzoylphloroglucinol derivatives, oblongifolins V-Z (3-7) and oblongifolin AA (8), as well as a known compound oblongifolin L (9), were isolated from the EtOAc-soluble fraction of an acetone extract of the leaves of Garcinia oblongifolia guided by UPLC-PDA-QTOFMS analysis. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by 1D- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic analysis and mass spectrometry...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
Shuang Zhang, Zong-Ping Zheng, Mao-Mao Zeng, Zhi-Yong He, Guan-Jun Tao, Fang Qin, Jie Chen
A novel non-targeted isoflavone profiling method was developed using the diagnostic fragment-ion-based extension strategy, based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with photo-diode array detector and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (UPLC-PDA-ESI-MS). 16 types of isoflavones were obtained in positive mode, but only 12 were obtained in negative mode due to the absence of precursor ions. Malonyldaidzin and malonylgenistin glycosylated at the 4'-O position or malonylated at the 4″-O position of glucose were indicated by their retention behavior and fragmentation pattern...
March 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Yung-Hao Liu, Pai-Shan Chen, Shang-Da Huang
Shaker-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (SA-DLLME) and surfactant dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (SDLLME) have been developed to determine five diphenylether herbicides in water samples using high-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detection (HPLC-PDA). For SA-DLLME, an up-and-down shaker-assisted emulsification was used. Extraction was complete in 3 min. Only 30 μL of decyl acetate was required, without a dispersive solvent. The linear range was from 2 to 1000 μg L(-1), the coefficient of determination (r (2)) was better than 0...
October 19, 2016: Journal of AOAC International
Qiang Zhang, Yaqing Zhang, Joshua D Parsels, Ines Lohse, Theodore S Lawrence, Marina Pasca di Magliano, Yi Sun, Meredith A Morgan
Pancreatic cancers driven by KRAS mutations require additional mutations for tumor progression. The tumor suppressor FBXW7 is altered in pancreatic cancers, but its contribution to pancreatic tumorigenesis is unknown. To determine potential cooperation between Kras mutation and Fbxw7 inactivation in pancreatic tumorigenesis, we generated P48-Cre;LSL-Kras(G12D);Fbxw7(fl/fl) (KFC(fl/fl)) compound mice. We found that KFC(fl/fl) mice displayed accelerated tumorigenesis: all mice succumbed to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) by 40 days of age, with PDA onset occurring by 2 weeks of age...
October 17, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Meizhen Yin, Baozhong Lü, Shusen You, Pengyu Li, Chen Li, Klaus Müllen
Supramolecular self-assembly has attracted increasing attention as a breakthrough methodology in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. In this study, a perylene dianhydride derivative (TP-PDA) self-assembles into well-defined nanospheres through a nucleation-growth process. The mechanisms of this process are explored by spectral ananlysis, dynamic light scattering (DLS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Both in-situ DLS and in-situ SEM reveal that the sizes of aggregated nanospheres increase with time until the formation of equilibrium H-aggregates...
October 20, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
Chunfeng Chen, Jie Chen, Tianyu Wang, Minghua Liu
Four kinds of commercially available diacetylene (DA) monomers with different chain length, diacetylene positions were fabricated into the organogels via mixing with a chaperone gelator, an amphiphilic L-histidine ester derivative LHC18 that can help the non-gelator to form gels. Upon photo irradiation with a 254 UV light, the white gels underwent topochemical reaction and turned into red or blue gels, depending on the DA monomer structures. Through the gel formation, the molecular chirality of LHC18 can be transferred to the polydiacetylene (PDA) and helical nanoribbon structures were obtained...
October 19, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Junyi Che, Anqi Tao, Shun Chen, Xiaoming Li, Yi Zhao, Weien Yuan
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has increased the hope for highly-efficient treatment of gene-related diseases. However, the stable and efficient delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids is a prerequisite for the successful clinical translation of RNA interfering therapy. To achieve this, we condensed the low molecular weight polyethyleneimine (PEI, Mw < 2000) with 2,6-pyridinedicarboxaldehyde (PDA) to synthesize a biologically responsive and degradable cationic polymer (abbreviated to PDAPEI) which was utilized as a gene vector for the delivery of a VEGF-A shRNA expression plasmid DNA (pDNA)...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Jasmyn S Abrams, Savannah E Howe, Nathalie Becerra, Punit Kohli, Vjollca Konjufca
In this work we report a protocol for synthesizing nano-size ovalbumin-functionalized polydiacetylene (PDA) liposomes (LP-Ova). We show that LP-Ova administered per-orally (p.o.) and subcutaneously (s.c.), without the use of adjuvants, induces high serum IgG1 titers. As reported previously using polystyrene nanoparticles (NPs), p.o.-primed mice developed high titers of IgG2c and intestinal IgA following s.c. boosting immunization with LP-Ova. In contrast, mice that received a single s.c. immunization with LP-Ova did not develop serum IgG2c or intestinal IgA antibodies...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Miao Ai, Zhiyun Du, Siqi Zhu, Hongjuan Geng, Xu Zhang, Qing Cai, Xiaoping Yang
OBJECTIVE: The object is to find a functional one-dimensional nanofibrous filler for composite resin, which is able to provide both efficient reinforcement and high antibacterial activity. METHODS: Hydroxyapatite (HA) nanowires were synthesized via hydrothermal technique using calcium oleate as the precursor. Polydopamine (PDA)-coated HA (HA-PDA) nanowires were prepared by soaking HA nanowires in dopamine (DA) aqueous solution. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)-laden HA (HA-PDA-Ag) nanowires were prepared via reduction reaction by adding silver nitrate and glucose into HA-PDA suspensions in DI water...
October 10, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
Yang Hu, Weihua Dan, Shanbai Xiong, Yang Kang, Arvind Dhinakar, Jun Wu, Zhipeng Gu
: To improve the mechanical properties and biocompatibility of collagen I matrix, a novel and facile strategy was developed to modify porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM) via dopamine self-polymerization followed by collagen immobilization to enhance the biological, mechanical and physicochemical properties of PADM. Mechanism study indicated that the polymerization of dopamine onto PADM surface could be regulated by controlling the amount of hydrogen bonds forming between phenol hydroxyl (COH) and nitrogen atom (NCO) within collagen fibers of PADM...
October 12, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Hong Li, Yi Jia, Xiyun Feng, Junbai Li
Inspired by the composition of adhesive proteins in mussel, a facile, low-cost, and green approach to construct robust polydopamine (PDA) microcapsules as carriers for insulin delivery is developed. The morphology and shell thickness of the capsules could be tuned by varying the concentration of dopamine or the pH of Tris-HCl buffer. The PDA capsules are stable enough for long-term storage and transportation in practical application. The fluorescent property of PDA capsules labeled with FITC is beneficial in monitoring the safety and efficacy of drug carriers...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Stephanie Prescott, Jessica Keim-Malpass
BACKGROUND: The incidence of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) increases with decreasing gestational age and is associated with many common morbidities of extreme prematurity. Controversies remain surrounding the definition of hsPDA, the population of infants requiring treatment, the appropriate timing and method of treatment, and the outcomes associated with PDA and its therapies. PURPOSE: This integrative literature review focuses on diagnostic and treatment recommendations derived from the highest levels of evidence...
October 8, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Timothy Chao, Emma E Furth, Robert H Vonderheide
Tumor-associated neutrophils are increasingly recognized for their ability to promote tumor progression, mediate resistance to therapy, and regulate immunosuppression. Evidence from various murine models has shown that the chemokine receptor CXCR2 attracts neutrophil into tumors and, therefore, represents a tractable therapeutic target. Here, we report prominent expression of a neutrophil gene signature in a subset of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDA). CXCL5 was the most prominently expressed CXCR2 ligand in human PDA, and its expression was higher in PDA than in any other common tumor represented in The Cancer Genome Atlas...
October 13, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
Deqiu Xu, Yuling Su, Lili Zhao, Fancui Meng, Chang Liu, Yayuan Guan, Jiya Zhang, Jianbin Luo
Inspired by mussel-adhesion phenomena in nature, a simple, mild surface modification process was elaborated to endow the polyurethane (PU) substrate with antibacterial/antifouling properties. In the present study, polydopamine was coated directly onto polyurethane surfaces. AgNO3 was then added and absorbed onto the surface by the active catechol and amine groups of the polydopamine coating. Meanwhile, the adsorbed Ag(+) ions were reduced in situ into metallic silver nanoparticles by the "bridge" of the polydopamine coating which yielded a coating with good antimicrobial properties...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Mohammad Reza Alipour, Mansooreh Mozaffari Shamsi, Seyedeh Mahdieh Namayandeh, Zohreh Pezeshkpour, Fatemeh Rezaeipour, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
BACKGROUND: The arterial ductus is a major communicative pathway which is naturally patent in the fetus, connecting the body of the major pulmonary artery to the descending aorta. Although usually closing on its own, the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may remain open in the second postnatal week due to a lack of prompt diagnosis in the initial days of life or an absence of prompt treatment. OBJECTIVES: To prevent the untoward sequelae of patency of the ductus arteriosus, and to avoid invasive surgery at higher ages, the researchers in the present study embarked on determining the effects of oral ibuprofen during the second postnatal week on newborns with patent ductus arteriosus...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Varinder Singh, Aditi Kahol, Inder Pal Singh, Isha Saraf, Richa Shri
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ocimum species are traditionally used for the treatment of anxiety, nerve pain, convulsions and a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the anti-amnesic effect of O. basilicum L., O. sanctum L. and O. gratissimum L. extracts using in-vitro and in-vivo models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In-vitro acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory and antioxidant activities of hydro-methanol extracts of plants were evaluated using Ellman and DPPH and FRAP assays, respectively...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Lei Zhao, Wei Wang, Weihua Hu
Various approaches have been developed to visualize latent fingerprint (LFP) for personal identification but simultaneous transfer of LFP for preservation has yet to be achieved. We herein report a novel strategy for simultaneous transfer and imaging of LFPs on a broad variety of substrates by using the interfacial separation of polydopamine (PDA) thin film, followed by electroless silver deposition. In this approach, a PDA thin film deposited on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) flake is used to cover the substrate carrying LFPs and then gently peeled off...
October 11, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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