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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903085/bio-medically-active-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-using-extremophilic-actinobacterium-streptomyces-sp-ma30-and-its-characterization
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Thangavel Shanmugasundaram, Ramasamy Balagurunathan
The present study describes the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) using an extremophilic actinobacterial cell-free extract, supplied with aqueous zinc acetate solution. Crystalline nature, morphological features, and polydispersed nanoparticles size (15-30 nm) were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force and electron microscopic analysis with dynamic light scattering (DLS) study. The interaction between biomolecules and ZnO-NPs was analyzed using Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR)...
November 30, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889528/tailoring-shape-and-size-of-biogenic-silver-nanoparticles-to-enhance-antimicrobial-efficacy-against-mdr-bacteria
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Madhuree Kumari, Shipra Pandey, Ved Prakash Giri, Arpita Bhattacharya, Richa Shukla, Aradhana Mishra, C S Nautiyal
Spherical, rectangular, penta, and hexagonal silver nanoparticles of different dimensions were biosynthesized in an eco-friendly manner by biocontrol agent, Trichoderma viride by manipulating physical parameters, pH, temperature, and reaction time. The particles were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy; Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectroscopy (FTIR). Shape and size dependent antimicrobial activity of nanoparticles against human pathogens was observed...
November 23, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876382/amperometric-triglyceride-bionanosensor-based-on-nanoparticles-of-lipase-glycerol-kinase-glycerol-3-phosphate-oxidase
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C S Pundir, V Aggarwal
The nanoparticles (NPs) aggregates of lipase from porcine pancreas, glycerol kinase (GK) from Cellulomonas sp. and glycerol-3-phosphate oxidase (GPO) from Aerococcus viridanss were prepared by desolvation and glutaraldehyde crosslinking and functionalized by cysteamine. These enzyme nanoparticles (ENPs) were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier transform infra red (FTIR) spectroscopy. The functionalzed ENPs aggregates were co-immobilized covalently onto polycrystalline Au electrode through thiolated bond...
November 19, 2016: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874198/crataeva-nurvala-nanoparticles-inhibit-virulence-factors-and-biofilm-formation-in-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Syed Ghazanfar Ali, Mohammad Azam Ansari, Haris M Khan, Mohammad Jalal, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
Green synthesized nanoparticles have gained great attention due to their non-toxic and non-hazardous nature. In the present study, bark extract of the medicinal plant in Ayurveda Crataeva nurvala (Buch-Ham) (CN) was chosen for the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). These NPs were characterized by Ultra violet visible spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infra Red, Atomic Force Microscopy, and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The average particle size of green synthesized CN-AgNPs was 15.2 ± 1...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873287/non-invasive-and-non-destructive-examination-of-artistic-pigments-paints-and-paintings-by-means-of-x-ray-methods
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Koen Janssens, Geert Van der Snickt, Frederik Vanmeert, Stijn Legrand, Gert Nuyts, Matthias Alfeld, Letizia Monico, Willemien Anaf, Wout De Nolf, Marc Vermeulen, Jo Verbeeck, Karolien De Wael
Recent studies are concisely reviewed, in which X-ray beams of (sub)micrometre to millimetre dimensions have been used for non-destructive analysis and characterization of pigments, minute paint samples, and/or entire paintings from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century painters. The overview presented encompasses the use of laboratory and synchrotron radiation-based instrumentation and deals with the use of several variants of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) as a method of elemental analysis and imaging, as well as with the combined use of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS)...
December 2016: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810458/effect-of-hyperoxia-on-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-and-regional-oxygen-saturation-in-patients-operated-upon-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-the-influence-of-cerebral-blood-flow-autoregulation
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Sarasa Sahoo, Veena Sheshadri, Kamath Sriganesh, K R Madhsudana Reddy, M Radhakrishnan, G S Umamaheswara Rao
BACKGROUND: The effect of normobaric hyperoxia on brain oxygenation in the presence or absence of intact autoregulation has not been studied till now in acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: In this prospective clinical investigation in fifty patients operated for severe TBI, cerebral blood flow (CBF) velocity in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) was measured using transcranial doppler (TCD). Regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) using near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) at three different inspired oxygen fractions (FiO2 of 0...
October 31, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773306/synthesis-of-chitosan-capped-copper-oxide-nanoleaves-using-high-intensity-30khz-ultrasound-sonication-and-their-application-in-antifouling-coatings
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Tamilselvan Abiraman, Ethirajan Ramanathan, Ganapathy Kavitha, Ramasamy Rengasamy, Sengottuvelan Balasubramanian
The synthesis of chitosan capped copper oxide nanoleaves (CCCO NLs) was carried out under three different reaction conditions viz. 1) room temperature, 2) 70°C and 3) high intensity ultrasound (30kHz) sonication method and it has been found that the high intensity ultrasound (30kHz) sonication is the best method when compared to other two methods. The advantages of the present synthetic method are: i) easy one step process, ii) lesser reaction time, iii) good yield, iv) reproducible and v) calcination is not required...
January 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771370/novel-non-%C3%AE-lactam-inhibitor-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-tem-171-based-on-acylated-phenoxyaniline
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V G Grigorenko, I P Andreeva, M Yu Rubtsova, I M Deygen, R L Antipin, A G Majouga, A M Egorov, D A Beshnova, J Kallio, C Hackenberg, V S Lamzin
The microbial resistance to antibiotics is a genuine global threat. Consequently, a search of new inhibitors remains of acute importance due to the increasing spread of multidrug resistance. Here we present a new type of non-β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor PA-34 based on natural phenoxyaniline, identified using computer-assisted screening of scaffolds related to those of known low-affinity inhibitors. The compound displays reversible competitive inhibition of bacterial β-lactamase TEM-171, with a Ki of 88 μM...
October 19, 2016: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770906/preparation-of-collagen-peptide-functionalized-chitosan-nanoparticles-by-ionic-gelation-method-an-effective-carrier-system-for-encapsulation-and-release-of-doxorubicin-for-cancer-drug-delivery
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S Anandhakumar, G Krishnamoorthy, K M Ramkumar, A M Raichur
In recent years, nanoparticles (NPs) based on biopolymers or peptides are gaining popularity for the encapsulation and release of drug molecules, especially for cancer therapy, due to their ability for targeted and controlled release. The use of collagen peptide (CP) for the preparation of chitosan (CN) NPs is especially interesting as it results in NPs that are stable under physiological conditions. In this work, mono-dispersed pH responsive CPCN NPs of about 100nm were prepared via ionic gelation method by simple and mild co-precipitation of CN and CP...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750431/elemental-analysis-of-chinese-black-inks-on-xuan-paper-by-arf-laser-excited-plume-fluorescence
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Yue Cai, Zhengyu Huang, Michelle Hoi Ching Cheung, Vincent Motto-Ros, Po-Chun Chu, Yuanwei Wang, Haoyi Zhong, Ronald Yuen, Kelvin Sze-Yin Leung, Judy T S Lum, Sut Kam Phoebe Ho, Nai Ho H Cheung
Chemical analysis of Chinese black ink on xuan paper is useful for the authentication of Asian artwork. The analysis has to be non-destructive and has to accommodate artworks of all sizes. We apply three analytical techniques, ArF laser-induced plume fluorescence, Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy and portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) to analyze five commercial Chinese black inks on two kinds of xuan paper. The FTIR signal is found to be interfered by the substrate which is inevitable because the pigments diffuse extensively into the xuan fiber network...
October 18, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746801/developing-pericarp-of-maize-a-model-to-study-arabinoxylan-synthesis-and-feruloylation
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Anne-Laure Chateigner-Boutin, José J Ordaz-Ortiz, Camille Alvarado, Brigitte Bouchet, Sylvie Durand, Yves Verhertbruggen, Yves Barrière, Luc Saulnier
Cell walls are comprised of networks of entangled polymers that differ considerably between species, tissues and developmental stages. The cell walls of grasses, a family that encompasses major crops, contain specific polysaccharide structures such as xylans substituted with feruloylated arabinose residues. Ferulic acid is involved in the grass cell wall assembly by mediating linkages between xylan chains and between xylans and lignins. Ferulic acid contributes to the physical properties of cell walls, it is a hindrance to cell wall degradability (thus biomass conversion and silage digestibility) and may contribute to pest resistance...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735000/a-grotthuss-like-proton-shuttle-in-the-anomalous-c2h3-carbocation-energetic-and-vibrational-properties-for-isotopologues
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Junjie Li, Alexander B Pacheco, Krishnan Raghavachari, Srinivasan S Iyengar
We probe the structure, stability and vibrational properties of the fundamental C2H3(+) carbocation that exists with preference in a bridged hydrogen conformation. Our computational study includes electronic structure treatment, incorporation of nuclear motion through classical and quantum paradigms, the effect of temperature, and the associated sampling of the potential surface, and the effect of single H/D isotopic substitution (i.e., C2H2D(+)). We find that while the non-classical, "Bridged" isomer is most stable, the "Classical" form does have a small presence under ambient conditions since the zero point level straddles the barrier between the Classical and Bridged isomers in a reduced dimensional analysis of the Bridged ↔ Classical transfer coordinate...
October 13, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721503/mhda-functionalized-multiwall-carbon-nanotubes-for-detecting-non-aromatic-vocs
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Atef Thamri, Hamdi Baccar, Claudia Struzzi, Carla Bittencourt, Adnane Abdelghani, Eduard Llobet
The chemical modification of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with a long chain mercapto acid is reported as a way to improve sensitivity and response time of gas sensors for detecting alcohols, acetone and toxic gases such as DMMP. We have developed sensors employing MWCNTs decorated with gold nanoparticles and modified with a 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid (MHDA) monolayer. Morphological and compositional analysis by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were performed to characterize the gold nanoparticles and to check the bonding of the thiol monolayer...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718213/whole-resting-cells-vs-cell-free-extracts-of-candida-parapsilosis-atcc-7330-for-the-synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles
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Saravanan Krishnan, Shoba Narayan, Anju Chadha
The cell free extracts of Candida parapsilosis ATCC 7330 are more efficient than the whole resting cells of the yeast in the synthesis of directly usable gold nanoparticles as revealed by this systematic study. Cell free extracts yielded gold nanoparticles of hydrodynamic diameter (50-200 nm). In this study, the total protein concentration influences the nanofabrication and not only the reductase enzymes as originally thought. Powder X-ray diffraction studies confirm the crystalline nature of the gold nanoparticles...
December 2016: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702523/the-effect-of-ionotropic-gelation-residence-time-on-alginate-cross-linking-and-properties
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Mitulkumar A Patel, Mohamed H H AbouGhaly, Jacqueline V Schryer-Praga, Keith Chadwick
The ability to engineer biocompatible polymers with controllable properties is highly desirable. One such approach is to cross-link carbohydrate polymers using ionotropic gelation (IG). Previous studies have investigated the effect of curing time on alginate cross-linking. Herein, we discuss a novel study detailing the effect of IG residence time (IGRT) on the cross-linking of alginate with calcium ions (Ca(2+)) along with water migration (syneresis) and their subsequent impact on the pharmaceutical properties of alginate particles...
January 2, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692512/fourier-transform-infra-red-ftir-spectroscopy-investigation-dose-effect-kinetics-and-adsorption-capacity-of-phosphate-from-aqueous-solution-onto-laterite-and-sandstone
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Lassina Sandotin Coulibaly, Sylvain Kouakou Akpo, Jacques Yvon, Lacina Coulibaly
Environmental pollution by phosphate in developing countries is growing with extensive and diffuse pollution. Solving these problem with intensive technologies is very expensive. Using natural sorbent such as laterite and sandstone could be a solution. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the P-removal efficiency of these materials under various solution properties. Laterite and sandstone used mainly contain very high levels of finely grained iron and aluminum oxy-hydroxides and diverse dioctahedral clays...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669208/nanostructured-samarium-doped-fluorapatites-and-their-catalytic-activity-towards-synthesis-of-1-2-4-triazoles
#17
Kranthi Kumar Gangu, Suresh Maddila, Surya Narayana Maddila, Sreekantha B Jonnalagadda
An investigation was conducted into the influence of the amino acids as organic modifiers in the facile synthesis of metal incorporated fluorapatites (FAp) and their properties. The nanostructured Sm doped fluorapatites (Sm-FAp) were prepared by a co-precipitation method using four different amino acids, namely glutamic acid, aspartic acid, glycine and histidine. The materials were characterized by various techniques including X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM), N₂-adsorption/desorption isotherm, temperature programmed desorption (TPD) and fluorescence spectrophotometry...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622989/biocompatible-silver-nanoparticles-reduced-from-anethum-graveolens-leaf-extract-augments-the-antileishmanial-efficacy-of-miltefosine
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Suresh K Kalangi, A Dayakar, D Gangappa, R Sathyavathi, R S Maurya, D Narayana Rao
Despite the existence of chemotherapy, there is no effective cure for leishmaniasis. In the light of recommended therapeutic regimen is attributed for toxicity and development of clinical resistance, exploration of an efficient method of drug delivery could be one of the option in reducing the dosage and toxicity of drugs. This work is aimed in such fashion to study the enhanced antileishmanial activity of miltefosine with silver-nanoparticles (AgNPs) synthesized by using Anethum graveolens (dill) leaf extract as reducing agent...
September 10, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614102/the-rational-design-of-biomimetic-skin-barrier-lipid-formulations-using-biophysical-methods
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Pallav A Bulsara, Peter Varlashkin, Jason Dickens, David J Moore, Anthony Vincent Rawlings, Martyn J Clarke
OBJECTIVE: The focus of this communication is the study of phospholipid structured-emulsions whose phase behavior is modified with monoalkyl fatty amphiphiles. Ideally these systems would mimic key physical and structural attributes observed in human stratum corneum (SC)(7) so that they better alleviate xerotic skin conditions. METHODS: Phosphatidylcholine structured emulsions were prepared and their phase behavior modified with monoalkyl fatty amphiphiles. The effect of molecular volume, acyl chain length and head-group interactions was studied using a combination of physical methods...
September 10, 2016: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614042/phospholipid-protein-balance-in-affective-disorders-analysis-of-human-blood-serum-using-raman-and-ftir-spectroscopy-a-pilot-study
#20
Joanna Depciuch, Magdalena Sowa-Kućma, Gabriel Nowak, Dominika Dudek, Marcin Siwek, Krzysztof Styczeń, Magdalena Parlińska-Wojtan
Raman and FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra Red) spectroscopies provide information on the chemical structure of compounds through identification and analysis of functional groups. In the present study, both spectroscopic techniques were used for investigating the phospholipid - protein balance in blood serum of depressed subjects (major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder type I or II) taking also into account their age and gender. The obtained results were compared with those of healthy subjects. The Raman and FTIR (using ATR (Attenuated Total Reflectance) technique), spectra show that a correlation between the level of phospholipids and proteins exists...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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