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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635414/core-shell-pla-pva-porous-microparticles-as-carriers-for-bacteriocin-nisin
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Pavlina Holcapkova, Martina Hrabalikova, Petra Stoplova, Vladimir Sedlarik
This work is focused on preparation of novel porous type of core-shell-structured microparticles based on polylactide (shell) and poly(vinyl alcohol) cross-linked with glutaric acid (GA) (core) prepared by water-in-oil-in-water solvent evaporation technique. The microparticle systems were used as delivery systems for immobilisation of model antibacterial agent - nisin. The effect of cross-linking and the initial amount of nisin on their morphology was investigated using scanning electron microscopy, BET analysis, zeta potential measurement and Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635101/a-simply-synthesized-biphenyl-substituted-piperidin-4-one-for-the-fluorescence-chemosensing-of-cd-2
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Sumathi Poomalai, Anju Kannan Padinjareveetil, Sivaraj Ramasamy, Tamil Selvan Govindaraj, Mosae Selvakumar Paulraj, Israel Vijayaraj Muthu Vijayan Enoch
Ion-induced change in fluorescence is a straight-forward method for detection of toxic metal ions showing immediate response. Cadmium ions are toxic to the environment. We report in this paper a piperidine-4-one-based fluorescent chemosensor of Cd(2+) ions, designed and synthesized by a simple method. The compound is characterized using infra-red (IR) and (1) H-NMR spectral techniques. The chemosensor showed Cd(2+) ion selectivity and sensitivity in aqueous solution. The stoichiometry and the binding constants were determined using fluorescence spectroscopy...
June 21, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625681/variation-of-calcium-copper-and-iron-levels-in-serum-bile-and-stone-samples-of-patients-having-different-types-of-gallstone-a-comparative-study
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Mustafa Khan, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Hassan Imran Afridi, Sirajuddin, Muhammad Bilal, Asma Akhtar, Sabir Khan, Salma Kadar
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data among the human population has shown a significantly increased incidence of gallstone (GS) disease worldwide. It was studied that some essential (calcium) and transition elements (iron and copper) in bile play an important role in the development of GS. METHOD: The estimation of calcium, copper and iron were carried out in the serum, gall bladder bile and different types of GS (cholesterol, mixed and pigmented) of 172 patients, age ranged 20-55years...
June 15, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593517/ginger-extract-as-green-biocide-to-control-microbial-corrosion-of-mild-steel
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Jayaraman Narenkumar, Punniyakotti Parthipan, Ayyakkannu Usha Raja Nanthini, Giovanni Benelli, Kadarkarai Murugan, Aruliah Rajasekar
In latest years, various techniques and chemicals have been used for the control of microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) of metals. The application of botanical-based biocides is one of the effective and practical techniques in the fight against MIC. In the present study, the role of aqueous extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale) (GIE) as green biocide to control MIC of mild steel 1010 (MS) in a cooling water system was investigated. Biocorrosion behavior of Bacillus thuringiensis EN2 on MS and its control by GIE was analyzed by electrochemical measurements...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585624/exploiting-the-biomimetic-and-luminescence-properties-of-multivalent-dendrimer-semiconductor-nanohybrid-materials-in-the-ultra-low-level-determination-of-folic-acid
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Somashree Kundu, Susmita Maiti, Tushar Kanti Das, Debasmita Ghosh, Chandra Nath Roy, Abhijit Saha
In view of the enhanced generation of folate receptors in cancerous cells and diseases linked to the deficiency of folic acid, such as anemia, mental devolution, congenital malformation, etc., the development of a simple method for the ultra-sensitive determination of folic acid remains a long-standing issue for practical applications in medicine and biotechnology. Thus, the proposed luminescence based strategy involving multifunctional poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer encapsulated quantum dots (QDs) as a probe provides a simple, fast and efficient method for the selective determination of folic acid at the nano-molar level...
June 6, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577500/a-genosensor-for-detection-of-consensus-dna-sequence-of-dengue-virus-using-zno-pt-pd-nanocomposites
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Chaitali Singhal, C S Pundir, Jagriti Narang
An electrochemical genosensor based on Zinc oxide/platinum-palladium (ZnO/Pt-Pd) modified fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) glass plate was fabricated for detection of consensus DNA sequence of Dengue virus (DENV) using methylene blue (MB) as an intercalating agent. To achieve it, probe DNA (PDNA) was immobilized on the surface of ZnO/Pt-Pd nanocomposites modified FTO electrode. The synthesized nano-composites were characterized by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-Vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy...
May 27, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573984/a-gaussian-mixture-model-based-adaptive-classifier-for-fnirs-brain-computer-interfaces-and-its-testing-via-simulation
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Zheng Li, Yi-Han Jiang, Lian Duan, Chao-Zhe Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Functional near infra-red spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a promising brain imaging technology for brain-computer interfaces (BCI). Future clinical uses of fNIRS will likely require operation over long time spans, during which neural activation patterns may change. However, current decoders for fNIRS signals are not designed to handle changing activation patterns. The objective of this study is to test via simulations a new adaptive decoder for fNIRS signals, the Gaussian mixture model adaptive classifier (GMMAC)...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572910/a-supramolecular-tr%C3%A3-ger-s-base-derived-coordination-zinc-polymer-for-fluorescent-sensing-of-phenolic-nitroaromatic-explosives-in-water
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Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju, Charlyne Dabadie, Kevin Byrne, Aramballi J Savyasachi, Deivasigamani Umadevi, Wolfgang Schmitt, Jonathan A Kitchen, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
A V-Shaped 4-amino-1,8-napthalimide derived tetracarboxylic acid linker (L; bis-[N-(1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid)]-9,18-methano-1,8-naphthalimide-[b,f][1,5]diazocine) comprising the Tröger's base (TB) structural motif was rationally designed and synthesised to access a nitrogen-rich fluorescent supramolecular coordination polymer. By adopting the straight forward precipitation method, a new luminescent nanoscale Zn(ii) coordination polymer (TB-Zn-CP) was synthesized in quantitative yield using Zn(OAc)2·2H2O and tetraacid linker L (1 : 0...
February 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558892/functional-near-infra-red-spectroscopy-fnirs-in-schizophrenia-a-review
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Vijay Kumar, Venkataram Shivakumar, Harleen Chhabra, Anushree Bose, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Bangalore N Gangadhar
The research on the alterations in functional connectivity in schizophrenia has been facilitated by development of an array of functional neuroimaging techniques. Functional Near Infra Red Spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a novel diffuse optical neuromonitring method with its own advantages and limitations. The advantages of fNIRS have made it to be frequently used as a research tool by medical community in different settings. In fNIRS the property of haemoglobin to absorb near infrared light is used to measure brain activity...
June 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535423/chromatographic-separation-and-detection-methods-of-aloe-arborescens-miller-constituents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jilan A Nazeam, Haidy A Gad, Hala M El-Hefnawy, Abdel-Naser B Singab
Aloe arborescens Miller (Family Asphodelaceae) is a member of genus Aloe, which is used in traditional medicine to cure various diseases. The extracts of the plant have been reported to possess anticancer, immunomodulator, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. The phytochemical investigations have revealed diverse chemical constituents, including phenolics [anthraquinones, anthrones, pyrones, chromones and coumarins], polysaccharides [arborans [(1-4) linked glucomannans, polysaccharide (A, B and C): (A: a linear (1-6)-O-α-glucan, B: a branching (1-2)-O-l-arabinose with (1-2)-O-d-galactose linkages and C: (1-4)-O-β-mannan with 18% acetyl group)]], glycoproteins and carboxypeptidase enzyme...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530810/seleniranium-ions-undergo-%C3%AF-ligand-exchange-via-an-associative-mechanism-in-the-gas-phase
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S Fern Lim, Benjamin L Harris, George N Khairallah, E J Bieske, Philippe Maître, Gabriel da Silva, Brian D Adamson, Michael S Scholz, Neville J A Coughlan, Richard A J O'Hair, Michael Rathjen, Daniel Stares, Jonathan M White
Collision-induced dissociation mass spectrometry of the ammonium ions 4a and 4b results in the formation of the seleniranium ion 5, the structure and purity of which were verified using gas-phase infrared spectroscopy coupled to mass spectrometry and gas-phase ion-mobility measurements. Ion-molecule reactions between the ion 5 (m/z = 261) and cyclopentene, cyclohexene, cycloheptene, and cyclooctene resulted in the formation of the seleniranium ions 7 (m/z = 225), 6 (m/z = 239), 8 (m/z = 253), and 9 (m/z = 267), respectively...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530200/antioxidant-antibacterial-and-anticancer-properties-of-phyto-synthesised-artemisia-quttensis-podlech-extract-mediated-agnps
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Farinaz Ghanbar, Amir Mirzaie, Fatemeh Ashrafi, Hassan Noorbazargan, Mojgan Dalirsaber Jalali, Soheil Salehi, Seyed Ataollah Sadat Shandiz
The focus of this study is on a rapid and cost-effective approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Artemisia quttensis Podlech aerial parts extract and assessment of their antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer activities. The prepared AgNPs were determined by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and dynamic light scattering and zeta-potential analysis...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513086/photoluminescent-properties-of-novel-design-heteroleptic-zn-ii-complexes
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Atul C Vamja, Kiran R Surati
Three novel heteroleptic Zn(II) complexes containing 8-hydroxy quinoline and various pyrazolone-based derivatives were synthesized and their structures confirmed by (1) H-nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, UV-vis analysis and element analysis. All three complexes showed good photoluminescence properties in the solid state and in solution in the maximum emission range from 475 to 490 nm with a quantum yield of 0.45 to 0.51. Absorption spectra revealed that the complexes possessed a maximum absorption range of 272-281 nm with a band gap of 2...
May 16, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468599/application-of-victorian-brown-coal-for-removal-of-ammonium-and-organics-from-wastewater
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Mohammad Amin Nazari, Farzad Mohaddes, Biplob Kumar Pramanik, Maazuza Othman, Tim Muster, Muhammed A Bhuiyan
Brown coal is a relatively abundant and low-cost material, which has been used as an effective ion-exchanger to remove ammonium from wastewater. In this study, the influences of pH, ammonium concentration and brown coal dose were investigated for removal of ammonium content from synthetic wastewater. Raw brown coal (RBC) treated with base solution has superior ammonium removal efficiency compared to RBC, which was due to chemical alterations and thus greater attachment of ammonium molecules to base-washed brown coal (BWBC), confirmed by Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468278/silver-nanoparticles-mediated-by-costus-afer-leaf-extract-synthesis-antibacterial-antioxidant-and-electrochemical-properties
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Elias E Elemike, Omolola E Fayemi, Anthony C Ekennia, Damian C Onwudiwe, Eno E Ebenso
Synthesis of metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles through physical and chemical routes has been extensively reported. However, green synthesized metal nanoparticles are currently in the limelight due to the simplicity, cost-effectiveness and eco-friendliness of their synthesis. This study explored the use of aqueous leaf extract of Costus afer in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (CA-AgNPs). The optical and structural properties of the resulting silver nanoparticles were studied using UV-visible spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier transform infra-red spectrophotometer (FTIR)...
April 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467699/ab-initio-excited-state-transient-raman-analysis
#16
Alessio Petrone, David B Williams-Young, David B Lingerfelt, Xiaosong Li
Time-resolved Raman spectroscopy has proven useful for studying the formation of polarons in conjugated polymers, verifying the presence of reactive intermediates in photochemical reactions, investigating nonradiative transitions in the short lifetime of the photoexcited species, and resolving electron-phonon coupling strengths and exciton dissociation in crystalline materials. In this paper, we present an excited state transient Raman analysis protocol combining ab initio direct molecular dynamics, transient excited state Hessian, and excited state nonresonant Raman activities evaluations...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463778/detection-of-molecular-changes-induced-by-antibiotics-in-escherichia-coli-using-vibrational-spectroscopy
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N T Xuan Nguyen, Samira Sarter, N Hai Nguyen, Philippe Daniel
This study aimed to test Raman (400-1800cm(-1)) and Infra-red (1900-500cm(-1)) spectroscopies followed by statistical analysis (principal component analysis) to detect molecular changes induced by antibiotics (ampicillin, cefotaxime - cell wall synthesis inhibitors, tetracycline - protein synthesis inhibitor, ciprofloxacin - DNA synthesis inhibitor) against Escherichia coli TOP10. In case of ampicillin and cefotaxime, a decrease in protein bands in both Raman (1240, 1660cm(-1)), and IR spectra (1230, 1530, 1630cm(-1)), and an increase in carbohydrate bands (1150, 1020cm(-1)) in IR spectra were observed...
April 27, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458108/mineralization-of-pyrrole-a-recalcitrant-heterocyclic-compound-by-electrochemical-method-multi-response-optimization-and-degradation-mechanism
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Ajay Devidas Hiwarkar, Seema Singh, Vimal Chandra Srivastava, Indra Deo Mall
In this study, the electrochemical (EC) oxidation of a recalcitrant heterocyclic compound namely pyrrole has been reported using platinum coated titanium (Pt/Ti) electrodes. Response surface methodology (RSM) comprising of full factorial central composite design (CCD) with four factors and five levels has been used to examine the effects of different operating parameters such as current density (j), aqueous solution pH, conductivity (k) and treatment time (t) in an EC batch reactor. Pyrrole mineralization in aqueous solution was examined with multiple responses such as chemical oxygen demand (COD) (response, Y1) and specific energy consumption (SEC) in kWh/kg of COD removed (response, Y2)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447666/in-situ-polymerisation-of-isoeugenol-as-a-green-consolidation-method-for-waterlogged-archaeological-wood
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Emily McHale, Calin C Steindal, Hartmut Kutzke, Tore Benneche, Stephen E Harding
Waterlogged archaeological wood is often in need of consolidation prior to drying to prevent shrinkage and cracking of the object. There is a need for new greener materials (than for example polyethylene glycol) and methods for consolidation to be developed. The use of wood-based components could provide good interaction between the consolidant and the remaining wood structure and would also support a shift away from fossil fuel-based materials to those with more sustainable sources. Based on this, lignin-like structures have been investigated for their ability to consolidate waterlogged archaeological wood...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433922/effects-of-aging-on-prefrontal-brain-activation-during-challenging-walking-conditions
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Anat Mirelman, Inbal Maidan, Hagar Bernad-Elazari, Shiran Shustack, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff
BACKGROUND: Deficits in cognitive domains, in particular, those related to the prefrontal cortex, contribute to diminished walking performance in complex conditions in older age. Studies using functional near infra-red spectroscopy (fNIRS) reported inconsistent findings of brain activation age-related changes in response to increased task demands. We aimed to study the effects of aging on gait and prefrontal activation in complex walking tasks with internal and external task demands. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy young adults (30...
April 20, 2017: Brain and Cognition
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