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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923144/folic-acid-grafted-bovine-serum-albumin-decorated-graphene-oxide-an-efficient-drug-carrier-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
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Naxin Ma, Jing Liu, Wenxiu He, Zhonghao Li, Yuxia Luan, Yunmei Song, Sanjay Garg
Targeting drug carrier systems based on graphene oxide (GO) are of great interest, since it can selectively deliver anticancer drugs to tumor cells, and enhance therapeutic activities with minimized side effects. However, direct grafting target molecules on GO usually results in aggregation of physiological fluid, limiting its biomedical applications. Here, we propose a new strategy to construct targeting GO drug carrier using folic acid grafted bovine serum albumin (FA-BSA) as both the stabilizer and targeting agent...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922827/gold-nanoparticles-as-scaffolds-for-poor-water-soluble-and-difficult-to-vehiculate-antiparkinson-codrugs
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A Di Crescenzo, I Cacciatore, M Petrini, M D'Alessandro, N Petragnani, P Del Boccio, P Di Profio, S Boncompagni, G Spoto, H Turkez, P Ballerini, A Di Stefano, A Fontana
We report the facile and non-covalent preparation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) stabilized by an antiparkinson codrug based on lipoic acid (LA). The obtained AuNPs appear stable in both dimethyl sulfoxide and fetal bovine serum and able to load an amount of codrug double the weight of gold. These NPs were demonstrated to be safe and biocompatible towards primary human blood cells and human neuroblastoma cells, one of the most widely used cellular models to study dopaminergic neural cells, therefore are ideal drug carriers for difficult to solubilize molecules...
December 6, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922106/in-situ-one-step-synthesis-of-carbon-encapsulated-naked-magnetic-metal-nanoparticles-conducted-without-additional-reductants-and-agents
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Jun Kang, Yeonwon Kim, Hye-Min Kim, Xiulan Hu, Nagahiro Saito, Jae-Hyuk Choi, Myeong-Hoon Lee
C-encapsulated highly pure Ni, Co, and Fe magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs/C) were synthesized by an innovative one-step in-situ plasma in liquid method (solution plasma processing, SPP) without any additional reductants, agents, or treatment. Successful encapsulation of MNPs was demonstrated by using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry and cyclic voltammetry techniques. The obtained X-ray diffraction patterns and transmission electron microscopy images corresponded to MNPs with average diameters of 5 nm and good crystalline structure...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922072/molecular-structure-and-dynamics-of-water-on-pristine-and-strained-phosphorene-wetting-and-diffusion-at-nanoscale
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Wei Zhang, Chao Ye, Linbi Hong, Zaixing Yang, Ruhong Zhou
Phosphorene, a newly fabricated two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial, has emerged as a promising material for biomedical applications with great potential. Nonetheless, understanding the wetting and diffusive properties of bio-fluids on phosphorene which are of fundamental importance to these applications remains elusive. In this work, using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, we investigated the structural and dynamic properties of water on both pristine and strained phosphorene. Our simulations indicate that the diffusion of water molecules on the phosphorene surface is anisotropic, with strain-enhanced diffusion clearly present, which arises from strain-induced smoothing of the energy landscape...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921460/direct-infusion-mass-spectrometry-for-metabolomic-phenotyping-of-diseases
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Raúl González-Domínguez, Ana Sayago, Ángeles Fernández-Recamales
Metabolomics based on direct mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, either by direct infusion or flow injection of crude sample extracts, shows a great potential for metabolic fingerprinting because of its high-throughput screening capability, wide metabolite coverage and reduced time of analysis. Considering that numerous metabolic pathways are significantly perturbed during the initiation and progression of diseases, these metabolomic tools can be used to get a deeper understanding about disease pathogenesis and discover potential biomarkers for early diagnosis...
January 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921310/chiral-selectors-in-ce-recent-development-and-applications-mid-2014-mid-2016
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REVIEW
Ioannis J Stavrou, Eliana A Agathokleous, Constantina P Kapnissi-Christodoulou
This report, which is a sequence of a series of reviews, records the most important chiral selectors (CSs) applied in CE. It highlights the CSs that were used during the period 2014 to mid 2016. In this review, method developments, validations, and pharmaceutical along with biomedical applications are presented. The different CSs include cyclodextrins, antibiotics, cyclofructants, linear and branched oligo- and polysaccharides and polymeric surfactants. In addition, the advantages of these CSs, along with their chiral recognition mechanisms, and their performance, are discussed...
December 6, 2016: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921105/ultrasmall-silver-nanoclusters-highly-efficient-antibacterial-activity-and-their-mechanisms
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Jian-Cheng Jin, Xiao-Juan Wu, Juan Xu, Bei-Bei Wang, Feng-Lei Jiang, Yi Liu
Silver materials have been widely used as antimicrobial agents. Notably, silver nanoparticles have emerged as a new generation of nanoproducts for biomedical and environmental applications in recent years. However, ultrasmall silver nanoclusters (NCs) (∼2 nm) have rarely been used to kill bacteria and their antibacterial mechanisms have not yet been fully elucidated. Herein, we studied the antibacterial activities of bifunctional fluorescent DHLA-AgNCs against three types of bacteria. The results showed that DHLA-AgNCs exhibited excellent antibacterial activities against Gram-negative E...
December 6, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920900/polyelectrolyte-coating-on-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-interface-between-magnetic-core-and-biorelevant-media
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Etelka Tombácz, Katalin Farkas, Imre Földesi, Márta Szekeres, Erzsébet Illés, Ildikó Y Tóth, Daniel Nesztor, Tamás Szabó
Nanoparticles do not exist in thermodynamical equilibrium because of high surface free energy, thus they have only kinetic stability. Spontaneous changes can be delayed by designed surface coating. In biomedical applications, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) require an optimized coating in order to fulfil the expectation of medicine regulatory agencies and ultimately that of biocompatibility. In this work, we show the high surface reactivity of naked SPIONs due to ≡Fe-OH sites, which can react with H(+)/OH(-) to form pH- and ionic strength-dependent charges...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920894/recent-advances-in-the-preparation-and-application-of-multifunctional-iron-oxide-and-liposome-based-nanosystems-for-multimodal-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Marzia Marciello, Juan Pellico, Irene Fernandez-Barahona, Fernando Herranz, Jesus Ruiz-Cabello, Marco Filice
Nowadays, thanks to the successful discoveries in the biomedical field achieved in the last two decades, a deeper understanding about the complexity of mechanistic aspects of different pathological processes has been obtained. As a consequence, even the standard therapeutic protocols have undergone a vast redesign. In fact, the awareness about the necessity to progress towards a combined multitherapy in order to potentially increase the final healing chances has become a reality. One of the crucial elements of this novel approach is that large amounts of detailed information are highly needed and in vivo imaging techniques represent one of the most powerful tools to visualize and monitor the pathological state of the patient...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920892/surface-modification-and-cellular-uptake-evaluation-of-au-coated-ni80fe20-nanodiscs-for-biomedical-applications
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Gabriele Barrera, Loredana Serpe, Federica Celegato, Marco Coїsson, Katia Martina, Roberto Canaparo, Paola Tiberto
A nanofabrication technique based on self-assembling of polystyrene nanospheres is used to obtain magnetic Ni80Fe20 nanoparticles with a disc shape. The free-standing nanodiscs (NDs) have diameter and thickness of about 630 nm and 30 nm, respectively. The versatility of fabrication technique allows one to cover the ND surface with a protective gold layer with a thickness of about 5 nm. Magnetization reversal has been studied by room-temperature hysteresis loop measurements in water-dispersed free-standing NDs...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920891/working-principle-and-application-of-magnetic-separation-for-biomedical-diagnostic-at-high-and-low-field-gradients
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REVIEW
Sim Siong Leong, Swee Pin Yeap, JitKang Lim
Magnetic separation is a versatile technique used in sample preparation for diagnostic purpose. For such application, an external magnetic field is applied to drive the separation of target entity (e.g. bacteria, viruses, parasites and cancer cells) from a complex raw sample in order to ease the subsequent task(s) for disease diagnosis. This separation process not only can be achieved via the utilization of high magnetic field gradient, but also, in most cases, low magnetic field gradient with magnitude less than 100 T m(-1) is equally feasible...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920430/biomimetic-antimicrobial-cloak-by-graphene-oxide-agar-hydrogel
#12
Massimiliano Papi, Valentina Palmieri, Francesca Bugli, Marco De Spirito, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Carlotta Ciancico, Maria Chiara Braidotti, Silvia Gentilini, Luca Angelani, Claudio Conti
Antibacterial surfaces have an enormous economic and social impact on the worldwide technological fight against diseases. However, bacteria develop resistance and coatings are often not uniform and not stable in time. The challenge is finding an antibacterial coating that is biocompatible, cost-effective, not toxic, and spreadable over large and irregular surfaces. Here we demonstrate an antibacterial cloak by laser printing of graphene oxide hydrogels mimicking the Cancer Pagurus carapace. We observe up to 90% reduction of bacteria cells...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919732/learning-from-heterogeneous-temporal-data-in-electronic-health-records
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Jing Zhao, Panagiotis Papapetrou, Lars Asker, Henrik Boström
Electronic health records contain large amounts of longitudinal data that are valuable for biomedical informatics research. The application of machine learning is a promising alternative to manual analysis of such data. However, the complex structure of the data, which includes clinical events that are unevenly distributed over time, poses a challenge for standard learning algorithms. Some approaches to modeling temporal data rely on extracting single values from time series; however, this leads to the loss of potentially valuable sequential information...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919386/donor-s-support-tool-enabling-informed-secondary-use-of-patient-s-biomaterial-and-personal-data
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Haridimos Kondylakis, Lefteris Koumakis, Stephanie Hänold, Iheanyi Nwankwo, Nikolaus Forgó, Kostas Marias, Manolis Tsiknakis, Norbert Graf
PURPOSE: Biomedical research is being catalyzed by the vast amount of data rapidly collected through the application of information technologies (IT). Despite IT advances, the methods for involving patients and citizens in biomedical research remain static, paper-based and organized around national boundaries and anachronistic legal frameworks. The purpose of this paper is to study the current practices for obtaining consent for biobanking and the legal requirements for reusing the available biomaterial and data in EU and finally to present a novel tool to this direction enabling the secondary use of data and biomaterial...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918636/4d-printing-of-shape-memory-based-personalized-endoluminal-medical-devices
#15
Matt Zarek, Nicola Mansour, Shir Shapira, Daniel Cohn
The convergence of additive manufacturing and shape-morphing materials is promising for the advancement of personalized medical devices. The capability to transform 3D objects from one shape to another, right off the print bed, is known as 4D printing. Shape memory thermosets can be tailored to have a range of thermomechanical properties favorable to medical devices, but processing them is a challenge because they are insoluble and do not flow at any temperature. This study presents here a strategy to capitalize on a series of medical imaging modalities to construct a printable shape memory endoluminal device, exemplified by a tracheal stent...
December 5, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918485/somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-followed-by-cripsr-cas9-microinjection-results-in-highly-efficient-genome-editing-in-cloned-pigs
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Timothy P Sheets, Chi-Hun Park, Ki-Eun Park, Anne Powell, David M Donovan, Bhanu P Telugu
The domestic pig is an ideal "dual purpose" animal model for agricultural and biomedical research. With the availability of genome editing tools such as clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) and associated nuclease Cas9 (CRISPR/Cas9), it is now possible to perform site-specific alterations with relative ease, and will likely help realize the potential of this valuable model. In this article, we investigated for the first time a combination of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and direct injection of CRISPR/Cas ribonucleoprotein complex targeting GRB10 into the reconstituted oocytes to generate GRB10 ablated Ossabaw fetuses...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917922/turning-diamagnetic-microbes-into-multinary-micro-magnets-magnetophoresis-and-spatio-temporal-manipulation-of-individual-living-cells
#17
Hojae Lee, Daewha Hong, Hyeoncheol Cho, Ji Yup Kim, Ji Hun Park, Sang Hee Lee, Ho Min Kim, Rawil F Fakhrullin, Insung S Choi
Inspired by the biogenic magnetism found in certain organisms, such as magnetotactic bacteria, magnetic nanomaterials have been integrated into living cells for bioorthogonal, magnetic manipulation of the cells. However, magnetized cells have so far been reported to be only binary system (on/off) without any control of magnetization degree, limiting their applications typically to the simple accumulation or separation of cells as a whole. In this work, the magnetization degree is tightly controlled, leading to the generation of multiple subgroups of the magnetized cells, and each subgroup is manipulated independently from the other subgroups in the pool of heterogeneous cell-mixtures...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917822/additive-manufactured-polycaprolactone-scaffold-consisting-of-innovatively-designed-microsized-spiral-struts-for-hard-tissue-regeneration
#18
Gi Hoon Yang, Minseong Kim, GeunHyung Kim
Three-dimensional biomedical polycaprolactone scaffolds consisting of microsized spiral-like struts were fabricated using an additive manufacturing process. In this study, various processing parameters such as applied pressure, polymer viscosity, printing nozzle-to-stage distance, and nozzle moving speed were optimized to achieve a unique scaffold consisting of spiral-like struts. Various physical and biological analyses, including the morphological structure of spirals, mechanical properties, cell proliferation, and osteogenic activities, were performed to evaluate the effect of the spirals of the scaffold...
December 5, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917689/green-synthesis-of-gold-and-silver-nanoparticles-using-aqueous-extract-of-cibotium-barometz-root
#19
Dandan Wang, Josua Markus, Chao Wang, Yeon-Ju Kim, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Verónica Castro Aceituno, Sungeun Ahn, Deok Chun Yang
Green synthesis of gold (CB-AuNps) and silver (CB-AgNps) nanoparticles using Cibotium barometz root extract was highlighted. CB-AuNps were synthesized almost instantly and CB-AgNps were formed after 25 min in a heated aqueous extract. The formation of CB-AuNps and CB-AgNps was detected at 548 and 412 nm; they were spherical with crystallite sizes of 6 nm and 23 nm, respectively. CB-AgNps were further investigated for their antimicrobial activity against Escherichia, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
December 4, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917407/microwave-heating-of-synthetic-skin-samples-for-potential-treatment-of-gout-using-the-metal-assisted-and-microwave-accelerated-decrystallization-technique
#20
Salih Toker, Zainab Boone-Kukoyi, Nishone Thompson, Hillary Ajifa, Travis Clement, Birol Ozturk, Kadir Aslan
Physical stability of synthetic skin samples during their exposure to microwave heating was investigated to demonstrate the use of the metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated decrystallization (MAMAD) technique for potential biomedical applications. In this regard, optical microscopy and temperature measurements were employed for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of damage to synthetic skin samples during 20 s intermittent microwave heating using a monomode microwave source (at 8 GHz, 2-20 W) up to 120 s...
November 30, 2016: ACS Omega
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