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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432958/membrane-fusion-between-baculovirus-budded-virus-enveloped-particles-and-giant-liposomes-generated-using-a-droplet-transfer-method-for-the-incorporation-of-recombinant-membrane-proteins
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Misako Nishigami, Takaaki Mori, Masahiro Tomita, Kingo Takiguchi, Kanta Tsumoto
Giant proteoliposomes are generally useful as artificial cell membranes in biochemical and biophysical studies, and various procedures for their preparation have been reported. We present here a novel preparation technique that involves the combination of i) cell-sized lipid vesicles (giant unilamellar vesicles, GUVs) that are generated using the droplet-transfer method, where lipid monolayer-coated water-in-oil microemulsion droplets interact with oil/water interfaces to form enclosed bilayer vesicles, and ii) budded viruses (BVs) of baculovirus (Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus) that express recombinant transmembrane proteins on their envelopes...
April 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432633/synthesis-spectral-properties-and-dft-calculations-of-new-ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes-dna-binding-affinity-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-activity
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Rajender Reddy Mallepally, Nagamani Chintakuntla, Venkat Reddy Putta, Nagasuryaprasad K, Ravi Kumar Vuradi, Madhuri P, Satyanarayana Singh S, Ramesh Kumar Chitumalla, Joonkyung Jang, Nagababu Penumaka, Satyanarayana Sirasani
In this paper a novel ligand debip (2-(4-N,N-diethylbenzenamine)1H-imidazo[4,5-f] [1, 10]phenanthroline) and its Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(L)2(debip)](2+), (L = phen (1), bpy (2) and dmb (3)) have been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic techniques. The DNA binding studies for all these complexes were examined by absorption, emission, quenching studies, viscosity measurements and cyclic voltammetry. The light switching properties of complexes 1-3 have been evaluated. Molecular docking, Density Functional Theory (DFT) and time dependent DFT calculations were performed...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429593/model-amphiphilic-block-copolymers-with-tailored-molecular-weight-and-composition-in-pdms-based-films-to-limit-soft-biofouling
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Brandon M Wenning, Elisa Martinelli, Sophie Mieszkin, John A Finlay, Daniel A Fischer, James A Callow, Maureen E Callow, Amanda Leonardi, Christopher K Ober, Giancarlo Galli
A set of controlled surface composition films was produced utilizing amphiphilic surface-active block copolymers dispersed in a crosslinked polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) network. These block copolymers contained oligo(ethylene glycol) (PEGMA) and fluoroalkyl (AF6) side chains in selected ratios and molecular weights to control surface chemistry as well as antifouling (AF) and fouling-release (FR) performance. AF and FR properties were assessed by carrying out settlement and removal assays using two algae, the green macroalga Ulva linza (favors attachment to polar surfaces) and the unicellular diatom Navicula incerta (favors attachment to non-polar surfaces)...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429293/topical-delivery-of-fenoprofen-calcium-via-elastic-nano-vesicular-spanlastics-optimization-using-experimental-design-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#4
Dalia Ali Farghaly, Ahmed A Aboelwafa, Manal Y Hamza, Magdy I Mohamed
The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of surfactant-based nanovesicular system (spanlastics) for topical delivery of fenoprofen calcium (FPCa) to eliminate its oral gastrointestinal adverse effects. FPCa-loaded spanlastics were prepared by thin film hydration (TFH) technique according to a full factorial design to investigate the influence of formulation variables on the drug entrapment efficiency (%EE), particle size (PS), deformability index (DI), and the % drug released after 24 h through the cellulose membrane (Q24h) using Design-Expert® software...
April 20, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427061/emerging-insights-into-pathogenesis
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Edoardo Midena, Elisabetta Pilotto
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a frequent complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Persistent hyperglycemia leads to the activation of multiple cellular pathways involved in the pathogenesis of DR, resulting in increased inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular dysfunction. DR has been considered a "chronic, low-grade inflammatory disease of the retina". However, an increasing body of evidence suggests that inflammation and neurodegeneration both occur in human diabetes even before the development of clinical signs of DR...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425858/nano-encapsulation-of-dietary-phytoconstituent-capsaicin-on-emulsome-evaluation-of-anticancer-activity-through-the-measurement-of-liver-oxidative-stress-in-rats
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Tapan Kumar Giri, Kaustav Pramanik, Tapan Kumar Barman, Subhasis Maity
Protective effects of capsaicin (CAP) loaded nano-emulsomes (EML) was evaluated against the oxidative stress of rat livers induced through sodium fluoride (NaF). EML was prepared by thin film hydration method that is development of thin lipid film followed by hydration and sonication. EML was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. In vitro drug release study of optimized formulation showed that 50% of CAP was released within 50.21 min while 85% CAP was released in 227...
April 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425554/on-the-parallelism-between-the-mechanisms-behind-chromatography-and-drug-delivery-the-role-of-interactions-with-a-stationary-phase
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Filippo Rossi, Franca Castiglione, Matteo Salvalaglio, Monica Ferro, Marta Moioli, Emanuele Mauri, Maurizio Masi, Andrea Mele
A huge number of studies and work in the drug delivery literature are focused on understanding and modeling transport phenomena, the pivotal point for a good device design. The rationalization of all phenomena involved is fundamental, but several concerns arise leaving many issues unsolved. In order to change the point of view we decided to focus our attention on the parallelisms between two fields that seem to be very far from each other: chromatography and drug release. Taking advantages of the studies conducted by many researchers using chromatographic columns we decided to explain all the phenomena involved in drug delivery considering sodium ibuprofen (IP) molecules as analytes and hydrogel as a stationary phase...
April 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424847/characterization-of-microtubule-buckling-in-living-cells
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Carla Pallavicini, Alejandro Monastra, Nicolás González Bardeci, Diana Wetzler, Valeria Levi, Luciana Bruno
Microtubules are filamentous biopolymers involved in essential biological processes. They form key structures in eukaryotic cells, and thus it is very important to determine the mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance of the microtubule network. Microtubule bucklings are transient and localized events commonly observed in living cells and characterized by a fast bending and its posterior relaxation. Active forces provided by molecular motors have been indicated as responsible for most of these rapid deformations...
April 19, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424550/doxorubicin-loaded-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoparticles-coated-with-chitosan-alginate-by-layer-by-layer-technology-for-antitumor-applications
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Fujuan Chai, Linlin Sun, Xinyi He, Jieli Li, Yuanfen Liu, Fei Xiong, Liang Ge, Thomas J Webster, Chunli Zheng
Natural polyelectrolyte multilayers of chitosan (CHI) and alginate (ALG) were alternately deposited on doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) with layer by layer self-assembly to control drug release for antitumor activity. Numerous factors which influenced the multilayer growth on nano-colloidal particles were studied: polyelectrolyte concentration, NaCl concentration and temperature. Then the growth regime of the CHI/ALG multilayers was elucidated. The coated NPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray diffraction and a zeta potential analyzer...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423218/strain-specific-variation-in-plant-growth-promoting-volatile-organic-compound-production-by-five-different-pseudomonas-spp-as-confirmed-by-response-of-vigna-radiata-seedlings
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Jishma P, Nisma Hussain, Rakhi Chellappan, Romy Rajendran, Jyothis Mathew, Radhakrishnan E K
AIM: Analysis of blend of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by Pseudomonas spp. with growth promoting effect in Vigna radiata seedlings. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plant growth promoting activity of VOCs produced by five different Pseudomonas spp. was investigated by I-plate technique. VOCs produced by different organisms were extracted by various solvents (methanol, ethyl acetate, hexane and butanol) were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) analysis...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421000/photodynamic-physiology-photonanomanipulations-in-cellular-physiology-with-protein-photosensitizers
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REVIEW
Hong Ning Jiang, Yuan Li, Zong Jie Cui
Singlet oxygen generated in a type II photodynamic action, due to its limited lifetime (1 μs) and reactive distance (<10 nm), could regulate live cell function nanoscopically. The genetically-encoded protein photosensitizers (engineered fluorescent proteins such as KillerRed, TagRFP, and flavin-binding proteins such as miniSOG, Pp2FbFP(L30M)) could be expressed in a cell type- and/or subcellular organelle-specific manner for targeted protein photo-oxidative activation/desensitization. The newly emerged active illumination technique provides an additional level of specificity...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420943/neural-mobilization-treatment-decreases-glial-cells-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-central-nervous-system-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-cci-in-rats
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Aline Carolina Giardini, Fabio Martinez Dos Santos, Joyce Teixeira da Silva, Mara Evany de Oliveira, Daniel Oliveira Martins, Marucia Chacur
Background. Glial cells are implicated in the development of chronic pain and brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) released from activated microglia contributes to the nociceptive transmission. Neural mobilization (NM) technique is a method clinically effective in reducing pain sensitivity. Here we examined the involvement of glial cells and BDNF expression in the thalamus and midbrain after NM treatment in rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI). CCI was induced and rats were subsequently submitted to 10 sessions of NM, every other day, beginning 14 days after CCI...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417361/methods-for-determining-glycosyltransferase-kinetics
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Maria Ngo, Michael D L Suits
Glycosyltransferases are a class of biosynthetic enzymes that transfer individual activated monosaccharide units to specific acceptors. Colorimetric assays using the detection of released products such as para-nitrophenol and coupled assays for inorganic phosphate detection allow for convenient and quantifiable kinetic characterization. These techniques may be applied to determine the enzymatic activity of glycosyltransferases by indirectly measuring the transfer of nucleotide-activated donor carbohydrate units to various cognate acceptor molecules...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417357/quantitative-kinetic-characterization-of-glycoside-hydrolases-using-high-performance-anion-exchange-chromatography-hpaec
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Nicholas McGregor, Gregory Arnal, Harry Brumer
High-performance anion-exchange chromatography coupled to pulsed amperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD) is a powerful analytical technique enabling the high-resolution separation and sensitive quantification of oligosaccharides. Here, we describe a general method for the determination of glycoside hydrolase kinetics that harnesses the intrinsic power of HPAEC-PAD to simultaneously monitor the release of multiple products under conditions of low substrate conversion. Thus, the ability to track product release under initial-rate conditions with substrate concentrations as low as 5 μM enables the determination of Michaelis-Menten kinetics for glycosidase activities, including hydrolysis and transglycosylation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416693/insect-haptoelectrical-stimulation-of-venus-flytrap-triggers-exocytosis-in-gland-cells
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Sönke Scherzer, Lana Shabala, Benjamin Hedrich, Jörg Fromm, Hubert Bauer, Eberhard Munz, Peter Jakob, Khaled A S Al-Rascheid, Ines Kreuzer, Dirk Becker, Monika Eiblmeier, Heinz Rennenberg, Sergey Shabala, Malcolm Bennett, Erwin Neher, Rainer Hedrich
The Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula captures insects and consumes their flesh. Prey contacting touch-sensitive hairs trigger traveling electrical waves. These action potentials (APs) cause rapid closure of the trap and activate secretory functions of glands, which cover its inner surface. Such prey-induced haptoelectric stimulation activates the touch hormone jasmonate (JA) signaling pathway, which initiates secretion of an acidic hydrolase mixture to decompose the victim and acquire the animal nutrients. Although postulated since Darwin's pioneering studies, these secretory events have not been recorded so far...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414964/insights-into-the-short-term-effects-of-ceo2-nanoparticles-on-sludge-dewatering-and-related-mechanism
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Guoxiang You, Peifang Wang, Jun Hou, Chao Wang, Yi Xu, Lingzhan Miao, Bowen Lv, Yangyang Yang, Zhilin Liu, Fei Zhang
As CeO2 nanoparticles (NPs) are used in many applications, the released particles eventually enter wastewater treatment plants, influencing sludge dewatering and increasing the disposal costs. We conducted tests to gain insight into the sludge dewatering performance and the potential mechanism related to the distribution and production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). In addition, we conducted single-factor tests with six concentrations of CeO2 NPs in sequencing batch reactors containing matured activated sludge...
April 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411652/strategies-for-biophysical-characterization-of-protein-polymer-conjugates
#17
Cameron Williams, Melissa L Dougherty, Katherine Makaroff, Jacob Stapleton, Dominik Konkolewicz, Jason A Berberich, Richard C Page
Protein-polymer conjugates are increasingly viewed as promising avenues to producing industrial enzymes with high activity capable of withstanding potentially harsh reaction conditions, or to designing novel therapeutics with triggered release, controlled masking, or increased resistance to proteolytic degradation. Common among these applications are the desire to improve the stability of protein-polymer conjugates to unfolding by exposure to chemicals or thermal stress. Thus, assays that allow researchers to robustly and easily characterize protein-polymer conjugates by obtaining thermodynamic parameters for folding stand to play an important role in the development of improved protein-polymer conjugates...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409633/tunable-nitric-oxide-release-from-s-nitroso-n-acetylpenicillamine-via-catalytic-copper-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
#18
Jitendra Pant, Marcus James Goudie, Sean P Hopkins, Elizabeth J Brisbois, Hitesh Handa
The quest for novel therapies to prevent bacterial infections and blood clots (thrombosis) is of utmost importance in biomedical research due to exponential growth in cases of thrombosis, blood infections, and the emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of bacteria. Endogenous nitric oxide (NO) is a cellular signaling molecule that plays a pivotal role in host immunity against pathogens, prevention of clotting, and regulation of systemic blood pressure among several biological functions. The physiological effect of NO is dose dependent, that necessitates the need of tunable release kinetics which is the objective of this study...
April 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408155/arthroscopic-capsular-plication-and-labral-seal-restoration-in-borderline-hip-dysplasia-2-year-clinical-outcomes-in-55-cases
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Sivashankar Chandrasekaran, Nader Darwish, Timothy J Martin, Carlos Suarez-Ahedo, Parth Lodhia, Benjamin G Domb
PURPOSE: To report clinical outcomes in patients with borderline dysplasia undergoing an arthroscopic technique of labral seal restoration with minimal acetabular rim resection and capsular plication. METHODS: Patients younger than 40 years with a lateral center-edge angle of 18° greater and 25° or less and 2-year follow-up after undergoing an arthroscopic technique of labral seal restoration with minimal rim resection (≤2 mm) and capsular plication (3-5 sutures placed in an oblique orientation to create an imbrication and inferior shift) were included...
April 10, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403784/synthesis-characterization-of-4-anilino-6-7-dimethoxy-quinazoline-derivatives-as-potential-anti-angiogenic-agents
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Saligrama Devegowda Preethi, Balaji Kyathegowdanadoddi Srinivas, Prasanna Doddakunche Shivaramu, Swaroop Toreshettahally Ramesh, Shankar Jayarama, Rangappa KanchKanchugarakoppal Subbegowda, Lokesh Siddalingaiah Gowda
A series of novel 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxy quinazoline derivatives were synthesized and characterized using 1H, 13C NMR and FT-IR and mass spectroscopic techniques. Cytotoxicity assays were performed for all compounds against different cell lines such as human colon carcinoma (HCT116), human chronic myeloid leukemia (K562) and human breast cancer (SKBR3) cell lines using 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide (MTT), Tryphan blue and Lactose dehydrogenase release assay. Among all compounds, RB4, RB7 showed moderate activity whereas RB1 showed most potent activity comparable with that of the standard drug cisplatin against all three cells lines...
April 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
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