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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645044/mussel-inspired-nano-multilayered-coating-on-magnesium-alloys-for-enhanced-corrosion-resistance-and-antibacterial-property
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Bi Wang, Liang Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Liming Fang, Fuzeng Ren
Magnesium alloys are promising candidates for load-bearing orthopedic implants due to their biodegradability and mechanical resemblance to natural bone tissue. However, the high degradation rate and the risk of implant-associated infections pose grand challenges for their clinical applications. Herein, we developed a nano-multilayered coating strategy through polydopamine and chitosan assisted layer-by-layer assembly of osteoinductive carbonated apatite and antibacterial sliver nanoparticles on the surface of AZ31 magnesium alloys...
June 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644390/the-electrosome-a-surface-displayed-enzymatic-cascade-in-a-biofuel-cell-s-anode-and-a-high-density-surface-displayed-biocathodic-enzyme
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Alon Szczupak, Dror Aizik, Sarah Moraïs, Yael Vazana, Yoav Barak, Edward A Bayer, Lital Alfonta
The limitation of surface-display systems in biofuel cells to a single redox enzyme is a major drawback of hybrid biofuel cells, resulting in a low copy-number of enzymes per yeast cell and a limitation in displaying enzymatic cascades. Here we present the electrosome, a novel surface-display system based on the specific interaction between the cellulosomal scaffoldin protein and a cascade of redox enzymes that allows multiple electron-release by fuel oxidation. The electrosome is composed of two compartments: (i) a hybrid anode, which consists of dockerin-containing enzymes attached specifically to cohesin sites in the scaffoldin to assemble an ethanol oxidation cascade, and (ii) a hybrid cathode, which consists of a dockerin-containing oxygen-reducing enzyme attached in multiple copies to the cohesin-bearing scaffoldin...
June 23, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643236/multi-reservoir-phospholipid-shell-encapsulating-protamine-nanocapsules-for-co-delivery-of-letrozole-and-celecoxib-in-breast-cancer-therapy
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Ahmed O Elzoghby, Shaimaa K Mostafa, Maged W Helmy, Maha A ElDemellawy, Salah A Sheweita
PURPOSE: In the current work, we propose a combined delivery nanoplatform for letrozole (LTZ) and celecoxib (CXB). METHODS: Multi-reservoir nanocarriers were developed by enveloping protamine nanocapsules (PRM-NCs) within drug-phospholipid complex bilayer. RESULTS: Encapsulation of NCs within phospholipid bilayer was confirmed by both size increase from 109.7 to 179.8 nm and reduction of surface charge from +19.0 to +7.78 mV. The multi-compartmental core-shell structure enabled biphasic CXB release with initial fast release induced by complexation with phospholipid shell followed by prolonged release from oily core...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642921/fracture-behavior-of-single-structure-fiber-reinforced-composite-restorations
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Kohji Nagata, Sufyan K Garoushi, Pekka K Vallittu, Noriyuki Wakabayashi, Hidekazu Takahashi, Lippo V J Lassila
Objective: The applications of single-structure fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) in restorative dentistry have not been well reported. This study aimed to clarify the static mechanical properties of anterior crown restorations prepared using two types of single-structure FRC. Materials and methods: An experimental crown restoration was designed for an upper anterior incisor. The restorations were made from IPS Empress CAD for CEREC (Emp), IPS e.max(®) CAD (eMx), experimental single-structure all-FRC (a-FRC), Filtek™ Supreme XTE (XTE), and commercially available single-structure short-FRC (everX Posterior™) (n = 8 for each material) (s-FRC)...
December 2016: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642041/interaction-of-polyhedral-oligomeric-silsesquioxanes-and-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine-at-the-air-water-interface-thermodynamic-and-rheological-study
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M Skrzypiec, G As Georgiev, M Rojewska, K Prochaska
Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) derivatives containing open silsesquioxane cage bear great potential for biomedical applications and therefore their lateral interactions with phospholipids, major biomembranes and drug vehicles constituent, should be studied in detail. That is why the properties of surface films by two POSS-derivatives, POSS-polyethylene glycol (POSS-PEG) and POSS-perfluoroalkyl (POSS-OFP), pure and in presence of 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) were studied using Langmuir surface balance...
June 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640597/positive-charge-functionalized-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-nanocarriers-for-controlled-2-4-dichlorophenoxy-acetic-acid-sodium-salt-release
#6
Lidong Cao, Zhaolu Zhou, Shujun Niu, Chong Cao, Xiuhuan Li, Yongpan Shan, Qiliang Huang
Due to its relatively high water solubility and mobility, 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) has a high leaching potential threatening the surface water and groundwater. Controlled release formulations of 2,4-D could alleviate the adverse effects on the environment. In the present study, positive-charge functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) were facilely synthesized by incorporating trimethylammonium (TA) groups onto MSNs via a post-grafting method. 2,4-D sodium salt, the anionic form of 2,4-D, was effectively loaded into these positively charged MSN-TA nanoparticles...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638170/atlas-based-automatic-measurements-of-the-morphology-of-the-tibiofemoral-joint
#7
M Brehler, G Thawait, W Shyr, J Ramsay, J H Siewerdsen, W Zbijewski
PURPOSE: Anatomical metrics of the tibiofemoral joint support assessment of joint stability and surgical planning. We propose an automated, atlas-based algorithm to streamline the measurements in 3D images of the joint and reduce user-dependence of the metrics arising from manual identification of the anatomical landmarks. METHODS: The method is initialized with coarse registrations of a set of atlas images to the fixed input image. The initial registrations are then refined separately for the tibia and femur and the best matching atlas is selected...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637805/conjugation-of-pspa4pro-with-capsular-streptococcus-pneumoniae-polysaccharide-serotype-14-does-not-reduce-the-induction-of-cross-reactive-antibodies
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Míriam A da Silva, Thiago R Converso, Viviane M Gonçalves, Luciana C C Leite, Martha M Tanizaki, Giovana C Barazzone
Current pneumococcal vaccines are composed of bacterial polysaccharides as antigens plain or conjugated to carrier proteins. While efficacious against vaccine serotypes, epidemiologic data shows increasing incidence of infections caused by non-vaccine serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae. The use of Pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) as a carrier protein in a conjugate vaccine could help preventing serotype replacement by increasing vaccine coverage and reducing selective pressure of S. pneumoniae serotypes...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634303/structural-characterization-of-the-rabphilin-3a-snap25-interaction
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Cristina Ferrer-Orta, María Dolores Pérez-Sánchez, Teresa Coronado-Parra, Cristina Silva, David López-Martínez, Jesús Baltanás-Copado, Juan Carmelo Gómez-Fernández, Senena Corbalán-García, Núria Verdaguer
Membrane fusion is essential in a myriad of eukaryotic cell biological processes, including the synaptic transmission. Rabphilin-3A is a membrane trafficking protein involved in the calcium-dependent regulation of secretory vesicle exocytosis in neurons and neuroendocrine cells, but the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we report the crystal structures and biochemical analyses of Rabphilin-3A C2B-SNAP25 and C2B-phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) complexes, revealing how Rabphilin-3A C2 domains operate in cooperation with PIP2/Ca(2+) and SNAP25 to bind the plasma membrane, adopting a conformation compatible to interact with the complete SNARE complex...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630848/pseudotumour-complicated-by-implant-loosening-one-year-after-revision-ceramic-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-case-report
#10
Devendra Lakhotia, Prashant Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Pseudotumor is not an uncommon complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). This can occur in relationship to different bearing surfaces of head and liner ranging from soft to hard articulation. There is wide spectrum of presentation from asymptomatic to implant failure. CASE REPORT: We report a case of pseudotumor formation with acetabular cup aseptic loosening after revision ceramic on metal hip arthroplasty. The patient underwent pseudotumor excision and re-revision complex arthroplasty procedure using trabecular metal shell and buttress with ceramic on polyethylene THA...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627460/polysaccharides-from-epimedium-koreanum-nakai-with-immunomodulatory-activity-and-inhibitory-effect-on-tumor-growth-in-llc-bearing-mice
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Chengcheng Wang, Liang Feng, Jiayan Su, Li Cui, Dan Liu, Jun Yan, Chuanlin Ding, Xiaobin Tan, Xiaobin Jia
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Epimedium koreanum Nakai is documented as tonic herbal in China for over a thousand years and has the potential to enhance the body's immunity according to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine. Polysaccharides are one of the most important effective compounds in Epimedium koreanum Nakai. Accumulating evidence indicated polysaccharides derived from traditional Chinese medicine have potent immune-enhancing properties and relatively nontoxic effects in cancer treatment...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626142/surface-modification-of-pdms-and-plastics-with-zwitterionic-polymers
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Mutsuo Tanaka, Shigeru Kurosawa
Surface modification of PDMS, polycarbonate, and acrylic resin was examined using various methacryl polymers bearing sulfobetaine, phosphoryl choline, and oligoethylene glycol units. We have found that zwitterionic polymers are adsorbed on the PDMS surface treated with plasma. The surface of PDMS is stable to keep high hydrophilicity after a month of the modification. On the other hand, one of sulfobetaine polymers showed distinguished adsorption behavior in the case of polycarbonate surface treated with plasma...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623816/siderophore-coated-magnetic-iron-nanoparticles-rational-designing-of-water-soluble-nanobiosensor-for-visualizing-al-3-in-live-organism
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M Raju, Sakshi Srivastava, Ratish R Nair, Ishan H Raval, Soumya Haldar, Pabitra B Chatterjee
This article aims to establish the judicious use of iron-binding chemistry of microbial chelators in order to functionalize the surface of iron nanoparticles to develop non-toxic nanobiosensor. Anchoring a simple siderophore 2,3-dihydroxybenzoylglycine (H3L), which bears catechol and carboxyl functionalities in tandem, on to the surface of Fe3O4 nanoparticles has developed a unique nanobiosensor HL-FeNPs which showed highly selective and sensitive detection of Al(3+) in 100% water at physiological pH. The biosensor HL-FeNPs, with 20nM limit of detection, behaves reversibly and instantly...
June 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619291/body-mass-modulates-huddling-dynamics-and-body-temperature-profiles-in-rabbit-pups
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Amando Bautista, José Alfredo Zepeda, Verónica Reyes-Meza, Christophe Féron, Heiko G Rödel, Robyn Hudson
Altricial mammals typically lack the physiological capacity to thermoregulate independently during the early postnatal period, and in litter-bearing species the young benefit strongly from huddling together with their litter siblings. Such litter huddles are highly dynamic systems, often characterized by competition for energetically favorable, central positions. In the present study, carried out in domestic rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus, we asked whether individual differences in body mass affect changes in body temperature during changes in the position within the huddle...
June 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618791/broadband-classification-and-statistics-of-echoes-from-aggregations-of-fish-measured-by-long-range-mid-frequency-sonar
#16
Benjamin A Jones, Timothy K Stanton, John A Colosi, Roger C Gauss, Joseph M Fialkowski, J Michael Jech
For horizontal-looking sonar systems operating at mid-frequencies (1-10 kHz), scattering by fish with resonant gas-filled swimbladders can dominate seafloor and surface reverberation at long-ranges (i.e., distances much greater than the water depth). This source of scattering, which can be difficult to distinguish from other sources of scattering in the water column or at the boundaries, can add spatio-temporal variability to an already complex acoustic record. Sparsely distributed, spatially compact fish aggregations were measured in the Gulf of Maine using a long-range broadband sonar with continuous spectral coverage from 1...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617578/antibodies-against-specific-muc16-glycosylation-sites-inhibit-ovarian-cancer-growth
#17
Thapi Dharma Rao, Alberto Fernández-Tejada, Abram Axelrod, Nestor Rosales, Xiujun Yan, Sahityasri Thapi, Amy Wang, Kay J Park, Brandon Nemieboka, Jingyi Xiang, Jason S Lewis, Nariso Olvera, Douglas A Levine, Samuel J Danishefsky, David Spriggs
Expression of the retained C-terminal extracellular portion of the ovarian cancer glycoprotein MUC16 induces transformation and tumor growth. However, the mechanisms of MUC16 oncogenesis related to glycosylation are not clearly defined. We establish that MUC16 oncogenic effects are mediated through MGAT5-dependent N-glycosylation of two specific asparagine sites within its 58 amino acid ectodomain. Oncogenic signaling from the C-terminal portion of MUC16 requires the presence of Galectin-3 and growth factor receptors co-localized on lipid rafts...
June 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616779/-arthrodesis-of-the-distal-interphalangeal-joint-using-the-headless-compression-screw
#18
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C K Spies, B Hohendorff, S Löw, L P Müller, J Oppermann, P Hahn, F Unglaub
OBJECTIVE: Arthrodesis of the distal interphalangeal joint of the fingers and interphalangeal joint of the thumb in order to gain reliable stability and function. INDICATIONS: Primary and secondary osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, defect lesions, septic joint destruction, posttraumatic joint deviation, fatal joint instability, fatal tendon lesions. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Persistent infections (empyema, osteomyelitis, phlegmon), deficient soft tissue mantle, bone/screw mismatch...
June 14, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615942/irgd-modified-lipid-polymer-hybrid-nanoparticles-loaded-with-isoliquiritigenin-to-enhance-anti-breast-cancer-effect-and-tumor-targeting-ability
#19
Fei Gao, Jinming Zhang, Chaomei Fu, Xiaoming Xie, Fu Peng, Jieshu You, Hailin Tang, Zhiyu Wang, Peng Li, Jianping Chen
Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a natural anti-breast cancer dietary compound, has poor delivery characteristics and low bioavailability. In order to promote the therapeutic outcome of ISL, a tumor-targeting lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticle (NP) system modified by tumor-homing iRGD peptides has been developed. The hybrid NPs were prepared by a modified single-step nanoprecipitation method to encapsulate ISL. iRGD peptides were anchored on the surface by a postinsertion method (ISL-iRGD NPs). The stable lipid-polymer structure of ISL-iRGD NPs, with high encapsulation and loading efficiency, was confirmed...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615939/effect-of-carbon-ion-implantation-on-the-tribology-of-metal-on-metal-bearings-for-artificial-joints
#20
Hironobu Koseki, Masato Tomita, Akihiko Yonekura, Takashi Higuchi, Sinya Sunagawa, Koumei Baba, Makoto Osaki
Metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings have become popular due to a major advantage over metal-on-polymer bearings for total hip arthroplasty in that the larger femoral head and hydrodynamic lubrication of the former reduce the rate of wear. However, concerns remain regarding adverse reactions to metal debris including metallosis caused by metal wear generated at the taper-head interface and another modular junction. Our group has hypothesized that carbon ion implantation (CII) may improve metal wear properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the wear properties and friction coefficients of CII surfaces with an aim to ultimately apply these surfaces to MoM bearings in artificial joints...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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