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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728009/bridged-rebar-graphene-functionalized-aptasensor-for-pathogenic-e-coli-o78-k80-h11-detection
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Harmanjit Kaur, Munish Shorie, Manju Sharma, Ashok K Ganguli, Priyanka Sabherwal
We report a novel fabrication method of functionalised Bridged Rebar Graphene (BRG) onto newly designed nanostructured aptasensor for label free impedimetric sensing of pathogenic bacteria E. coli O78:K80:H11. The chemical facilitated unscrolling of MWCNT and subsequent bridging with terephthalaldehyde (TPA) to form 3D-hierarchical BRG nanoconstruct exhibited synergistic effect by combining enhanced electrical properties and facile chemical functionality for stable bio-interface. The bacteria-DNA interactions were captured on BRG nanostructured electrode by using specific anti-E...
July 5, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715631/synergistic-bacteria-killing-through-photodynamic-and-physical-actions-of-graphene-oxide-ag-collagen-coating
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Xianzhou Xie, Congyang Mao, Xiangmei Liu, Yanzhe Zhang, Zhenduo Cui, Xianjin Yang, Kelvin Wai Kwok Yeung, Haobo Pan, Paul K Chu, Shuilin Wu
Researchers have widely agreed that the broad spectrum antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) can be predominantly ascribed to the action of Ag+. This study marks the first report detailing the rapid and highly efficient synergistic bacteria killing of AgNPs, which is achieved by inspiring AgNPs' strong photocatalytic capability to rapidly produce radical oxygen species using 660 nm visible light together with the innate antimicrobial ability of Ag+. These AgNPs were uniformly distributed into well-defined graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets through an in-situ reduction of Ag+ and subsequently wrapped with a thin layer of typeⅠcollagen...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712344/interaction-of-graphene-oxide-nano-sheets-and-landfill-leachate-bacterial-culture
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Nafise Jamialahmadi, Edwin Safari, Majid Baghdadi
Interaction of graphene oxide (GO) and municipal landfill leachate bacterial culture was investigated. In aerobic conditions, stepwise addition of GO concentration to 60 mg/L increased the oxygen uptake rate coefficient. However, increasing GO concentration to 100 mg/L slightly decreased the oxygen uptake rate coefficient. When anoxic conditions developed, GO suspensions decreased the total bacterial activity and the substrate consumption. The Raman spectroscopy confirmed the chemical reduction of GO during exposure to bacteria; nonetheless, the extent of reduction in anoxic conditions was more than that in aerobic conditions...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704738/high-efficiency-microbial-electrosynthesis-of-acetate-from-carbon-dioxide-by-a-self-assembled-electroactive-biofilm
#4
Tian-Shun Song, Hongkun Zhang, Haixia Liu, Dalu Zhang, Haoqi Wang, Yang Yang, Hao Yuan, Jingjing Xie
Microbial electrosynthesis (MES) is a biocathode-driven process, producing high-value chemicals from CO2. Here, an in situ self-assembled graphene oxide (rGO)/biofilm was constructed, in MES, for high efficient acetate production. GO has been successfully reduced by electroautotrophic bacteria for the first time. An increase, of 1.5 times, in the volumetric acetate production rate, was obtained by self-assembling rGO/biofilm, as compared to the control group. In MES with rGO/biofilm, a volumetric acetate production rate of 0...
July 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685628/bacteriomimetic-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-surface-coating-for-hemocompatibility-and-safety-of-nanomaterials
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Gayong Shim, Dongyoon Kim, Jinyoung Kim, Min Sung Suh, Youn Kyu Kim, Yu-Kyoung Oh
Poly-γ-glutamic acid (PGA), a major component of the bacterial capsule, is known to confer hydrophilicity to bacterial surfaces and protect bacteria from interactions with blood cells. We tested whether applying a bacteriomimetic surface coating of PGA modulates interactions of nanomaterials with blood cells or affects their safety and photothermal antitumor efficacy. Amphiphilic PGA (APGA), prepared by grafting phenylalanine residues to PGA, was used to anchor PGA to reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets, a model of hydrophobic nanomaterials...
July 7, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677651/effect-of-precursor-on-antifouling-efficacy-of-vertically-oriented-graphene-nanosheets
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Karthika Prasad, Chaturanga D Bandara, Shailesh Kumar, Gurinder Pal Singh, Bastian Brockhoff, Kateryna Bazaka, Kostya Ken Ostrikov
Antifouling efficacy of graphene nanowalls, i.e., substrate-bound vertically-oriented graphene nanosheets, has been demonstrated against biofilm-forming Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Where graphene nanowalls are typically prepared using costly high-temperature synthesis from high-purity carbon precursors, large-scale applications demand efficient, low-cost processes. The advancement of plasma enabled synthesis techniques in the production of nanomaterials has opened a novel and effective method for converting low-cost natural waste resources to produce nanomaterials with a wide range of applications...
July 4, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652728/ti-go-ag-nanocomposite-the-effect-of-content-level-on-the-antimicrobial-activity-and-cytotoxicity
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Jianfeng Jin, Li Zhang, Mengqi Shi, Yumei Zhang, Qintao Wang
Surface modification of titanium (Ti) implants are extensively studied in order to obtain prominent biocompatibility and antimicrobial activity, especially preventing implant-associated infection. In this study, Ti substrates surface were modified by graphene oxide (GO) thin film and silver (Ag) nanoparticles via electroplating and ultraviolet reduction methods so as to achieve this purpose. Microstructures, distribution, quantities and spectral peaks of GO and Ag loading on the Ti sheets surface were characterized...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631614/3d-printed-bioceramic-scaffolds-with-antibacterial-and-osteogenic-activity
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Yongliang Zhang, Dong Zhai, Mengchi Xu, Qingqiang Yao, Huiying Zhu, Jiang Chang, Chengtie Wu
Bacterial infection poses a significant risk with the wide application of bone graft materials. Designing bone grafts with good antibacterial performance and excellent bone-forming activity is of particular significance for bone tissue engineering. In our study, a 3D printing method was used to prepare β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) bioceramic scaffolds. Silver (Ag) nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed on graphene oxide (GO) to form a homogeneous nanocomposite (named Ag@GO) with different Ag-to-graphene oxide mass ratios, with this being synthesized via the liquid chemical reduction approach...
June 20, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624620/agbr-nanoparticles-3d-nitrogen-doped-graphene-hydrogel-for-fabricating-all-solid-state-luminol-electrochemiluminescence-escherichia-coli-aptasensors
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Nan Hao, Xuan Zhang, Zhou Zhou, Rong Hua, Ying Zhang, Qian Liu, Jing Qian, Henan Li, Kun Wang
It is necessary to develop rapid, simple and accurate detection method for Escherichia coli (E. coli) due to its widely distributed pathogenic bacteria. Herein, we prepared AgBr nanoparticles (NPs) anchored 3D nitrogen-doped graphene hydrogel (3DNGH) nanocomposites with an exceptionally large accessible surface by a simple hydrothermal approach. The as-prepared 3DNGH porous nanocomposite not only showed better conductivity than that of 3D graphene due to introducing nitrogen element into graphene framework, but also provided a high loading volume for immobilizing luminol...
June 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582974/breathable-vapor-toxicant-barriers-based-on-multilayer-graphene-oxide
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Ruben Spitz Steinberg, Michelle Cruz, Naser G A Mahfouz, Yang Qiu, Robert H Hurt
There is tremendous interest in graphene-based membranes as protective molecular barriers or molecular sieves for separation technologies. Graphene oxide (GO) films in the dry state are known to be effective barriers for molecular transport and to expand in the presence of moisture to create enlarged intersheet gallery spaces that allow rapid water permeation. Here we explore an application for GO membranes as water-breathable barrier layers for personal protective equipment, which are designed to allow outward perspiration while protecting the wearer from chemical toxicants or biochemical agents in the local environment...
June 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575993/graphene-oxide-nanoribbons-as-nanomaterial-for-bone-regeneration-effects-on-cytotoxicity-gene-expression-and-bactericidal-effect
#11
R Ricci, N C S Leite, N S da-Silva, C Pacheco-Soares, R A Canevari, F R Marciano, T J Webster, A O Lobo
Graphene oxide nanoribbons (O-GNR) surges as an interesting nanomaterial for biomedical applications due to feasibility to incorporate functional groups and possible bactericidal properties. Herein, high concentrations of O-GNR were biologically evaluated using human osteoblast cells and gram positive and negative bacteria. Briefly, our goal were to evaluate: (1) synthetic pathway, (2) characterization and (3) effects of O-GNR composition and structural factors as a new approach for biomedical applications...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570887/bacterial-community-shift-and-incurred-performance-in-response-to-in-situ-microbial-self-assembly-graphene-and-polarity-reversion-in-microbial-fuel-cell
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Junfeng Chen, Lihua Zhang, Yongyou Hu, Wantang Huang, Zhuyu Niu, Jian Sun
In this work, bacterial community shift and incurred performance of graphene modified bioelectrode (GM-BE) in microbial fuel cell (MFC) were illustrated by high throughput sequencing technology and electrochemical analysis. The results showed that Firmicutes occupied 48.75% in graphene modified bioanode (GM-BA), while Proteobacteria occupied 62.99% in graphene modified biocathode (GM-BC), both were dominant bacteria in phylum level respectively. Typical exoelectrogens, including Geobacter, Clostridium, Pseudomonas, Geothrix and Hydrogenophaga, were counted 26...
October 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554055/graphene-oxide-as-an-efficient-antimicrobial-nanomaterial-for-eradicating-multi-drug-resistant-bacteria-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xu Wu, Shirui Tan, Yuqian Xing, Qinqin Pu, Min Wu, Julia Xiaojun Zhao
Graphene is a novel two-dimensional nanomaterial with a growing number of practical applications across numerous fields. In this work, we explored potential biomedical applications of graphene oxide (GO) by systematically studying antibacterial capacity of GO in both macrophages and animal models. Three types of bacteria, including Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp), Escherichia coli (E. coli) and P. aeruginosa (Pa) were used for in vitro study. Kp was also selected as a representative multidrug resistant (MDR) bacterium for in vivo study...
May 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549325/graphene-oxide-in-the-water-environment-could-affect-tetracycline-antibiotic-resistance
#14
Mei-Ting Guo, Guo-Sheng Zhang
In recent years, the influence of new materials like nanoparticles in the water environment on biological substances has been widely studied. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) represent a new type of pollutant in the environment. Graphene oxide (GO), as a nano material, because of its unique structure, may have an impact on antibiotic resistance bacteria (ARB) and ARGs; however the research in this area is rarely reported. Therefore, this study mainly investigated the effects of GO on bacterial antibiotic resistance...
May 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534395/hyaluronic-acid-templated-ag-nanoparticles-graphene-oxide-composites-for-synergistic-therapy-of-bacteria-infection
#15
Xiang Ran, Ye Du, Zhenzhen Wang, Huan Wang, Fang Pu, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
Developing methods of decreasing the harm to cell and increasing the antibacterial efficiency is becoming a potential topic of medical treatments. We demonstrated a hyaluronidase-triggered photothermal platform for killing bacteria based on silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and graphene oxide (GO). The property of the hyaluronidase (HAase)-triggered release provided excellent antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. Upon illumination of NIR light, the GO-based nanomaterials locally raised the temperature, resulting in high mortality of bacteria...
June 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531860/boosting-biomethane-yield-and-production-rate-with-graphene-the-potential-of-direct-interspecies-electron-transfer-in-anaerobic-digestion
#16
Richen Lin, Jun Cheng, Jiabei Zhang, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen, Jerry D Murphy
Interspecies electron transfer between bacteria and archaea plays a vital role in enhancing energy efficiency of anaerobic digestion (AD). Conductive carbon materials (i.e. graphene nanomaterial and activated charcoal) were assessed to enhance AD of ethanol (a key intermediate product after acidogenesis of algae). The addition of graphene (1.0g/L) resulted in the highest biomethane yield (695.0±9.1mL/g) and production rate (95.7±7.6mL/g/d), corresponding to an enhancement of 25.0% in biomethane yield and 19...
September 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504463/magnetocatalytic-graphene-quantum-dots-janus-micromotors-for-bacterial-endotoxin-detection
#17
Beatriz Jurado-Sánchez, Marta Pacheco, Jaime Rojo, Alberto Escarpa
Magnetocatalytic hybrid Janus micromotors encapsulating phenylboronic acid (PABA) modified graphene quantum dots (GQDs) are described herein as ultrafast sensors for the detection of deadly bacteria endotoxins. A bottom-up approach was adopted to synthesize an oil-in-water emulsion containing the GQDs along with a high loading of platinum and iron oxide nanoparticles on one side of the Janus micromotor body. The two different "active regions" enable highly efficient propulsion in the presence of hydrogen peroxide or magnetic actuation without the addition of a chemical fuel...
May 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484209/synergic-bactericidal-effects-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-and-silver-nanoparticles-against-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
#18
Karthika Prasad, G S Lekshmi, Kola Ostrikov, Vanessa Lussini, James Blinco, Mandhakini Mohandas, Krasimir Vasilev, Steven Bottle, Kateryna Bazaka, Kostya Ostrikov
Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) is a promising antibacterial material, the efficacy of which can be further enhanced by the addition of silver nanoparticles (nAg). In this study, the mechanisms of antibacterial activity of rGO-nAg nanocomposite against several important human pathogenic multi-drug resistant bacteria, namely Gram-positive coccal Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative rod-shaped Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis are investigated. At the same concentration (100 µg/ml), rGO-nAg nanocomposite was significantly more effective against all three pathogens than either rGO or nAg...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455502/bio-engineered-graphene-based-cage-for-efficient-local-enrichment-and-biodegradation-of-aqueous-organic-wastes
#19
Jixiang Fan, Dongyun Chen, Najun Li, Qingfeng Xu, Hua Li, Jinghui He, Jianmei Lu
Microorganism immobilization has attracted great attention as a traditional method to overcome aqueous organic wastes containing N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF). In this approach, graphene oxide was modified with functional polymer firstly to obtain micro-composites material (PGO), and then the prepared composites were deposited on the surface of copper mesh (CM) to block the meshes and CM@PGO was achieved. Moreover, cage-shaped model was designed based on CM@PGO and P. denitrificans was packed inside the cage for batch experiments...
April 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442744/biomimetic-antimicrobial-cloak-by-graphene-oxide-agar-hydrogel
#20
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 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
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