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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782159/reduced-zebrafish-transcriptome-atlas-toward-understanding-the-environmental-neurotoxicants
#1
Kun Zhang, Yanbin Zhao
Transcriptomic approaches monitoring gene responses at genome-scale are increasingly used in toxicological research and help to clarify the molecular mechanisms of adverse effects caused by environmental toxicants. However, their applications for chemical assessment are hampered due to high expenses required and more importantly the lack of in-depth data mining and mechanistic perspectives. Here, we described a Reduced Transcriptome Atlas (RTA) approach which integrates transcriptomic datasets and a comprehensive panel of genes generated to represent neurogenesis and the early neuronal development of zebrafish, to determine the potential neurodevelopmental toxicities of environmental chemicals...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780364/antibacterial-efficacy-of-polysaccharide-capped-silver-nanoparticles-is-not-compromised-by-acrab-tolc-efflux-pump
#2
Mitali Mishra, Satish Kumar, Rakesh K Majhi, Luna Goswami, Chandan Goswami, Harapriya Mohapatra
Antibacterial therapy is of paramount importance in treatment of several acute and chronic infectious diseases caused by pathogens. Over the years extensive use and misuse of antimicrobial agents has led to emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) and extensive drug resistant (XDR) pathogens. This drastic escalation in resistant phenotype has limited the efficacy of available therapeutic options. Thus, the need of the hour is to look for alternative therapeutic approaches to mitigate healthcare concerns caused due to MDR bacterial infections...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778938/effects-of-short-and-long-term-exposure-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-silver-ions-to-nitrosomonas-europaea-biofilms-and-planktonic-cells
#3
L K Barker, J R Giska, T S Radniecki, L Semprini
The increasing use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in consumer products, and their resulting influx into wastewater, may pose a threat to biological nutrient removal in wastewater treatment plants. Planktonic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB), which convert ammonia to nitrite in the first step of nitrification, are highly sensitive to AgNPs and their released silver ions (Ag+ ), but the sensitivity of AOB biofilms to AgNPs and Ag+ is less clear. This study demonstrated that biofilms of Nitrosomonas europaea, a model AOB, were more resistant to both short-term and long-term exposure to AgNP and Ag+ than planktonic cells...
May 4, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774978/n-heterocyclic-carbene-protected-ag-nanoparticles-immobilized-on-polyacrylonitrile-fiber-as-efficient-catalysts-for-a-three-component-coupling-reaction
#4
Jian Cao, Hongqi Tian
Metal nanoparticles (NPs) are routinely stabilized by the introduction of capping agents or their distribution on supports. In this context, we report the preparation and characterization of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-stabilized silver NPs supported on polyacrylonitrile fiber (PANF). As a result, Ag loadings of up to 8 % and particle sizes of 11.0±3.2 nm were achieved. This novel nanocomposite catalyst demonstrated high activity in addition to excellent stability and reusability in the three-component reaction between alkynes, haloalkanes, and amines...
May 18, 2018: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774292/evaluation-of-phytosynthesised-silver-nanoparticles-from-leaf-extracts-of-leucas-aspera-and-hyptis-suaveolens-and-their-larvicidal-activity-against-malaria-dengue-and-filariasis-vectors
#5
Devan Elumalai, Maduraiveeran Hemavathi, Chandrasekar Vijayalakshmi Deepaa, Patheri Kunyil Kaleena
The present study deals with the green synthesis of silver nanoparticle from the aqueous leaf extracts of Leucas aspera and Hyptis suaveolens as reducing agent and to investigate the larvicidal activity of synthesized silver nanoparticles. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by Ultraviolet and visible absorption spectroscopy (UV), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray spectroscopy (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) and High-resonance transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) analysis...
November 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774178/effects-of-local-application-of-nano-silver-on-osteomyelitis-and-soft-tissue-infections-an-experimental-study-in-rats
#6
Bahattin Kemah, Gökçer Uzer, Yalçın Turhan, Burak Özturan, Bülent Kılıç, Bilge Sümbül Gültepe, Ayşe Bahar Ceyran, Selim Ertürk, Burak Aksoylu, Özlem Şenaydın, Korhan Özkan
Purpose : Bone and soft tissue infections are among the least desired complications after orthopaedic surgery. This study analysed the in vivo effects of the local application of nano-silver particles (AgNPs) [1nm = 1 billionth of a meter] in soft tissue infections. Materials-Method : An experimental osteomyelitis model was formed by inoculating both tibias of 24 rats with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus . The rats were followed without treatment for 21 days. Blood samples and tibial x-rays at day 21 confirmed the development of infection...
2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772475/impact-of-cu-ii-doping-on-the-vulnerability-of-escherichia-coli-atcc-10536-revealed-by-atomic-force-microscopy
#7
Wasia Rasheed, Samina Perveen, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Raza Shah, Shakil Ahmed, Sami Uzzaman
E. coli strain is a gram-negative bacterium known to induce both extra-intestinal infections and intestinal infections. For survival of microbes, metal intake and accessibility should be according to their physiological requirements. Peculiarly, copper homeostasis is critical for E. coli survival and growth. Therefore in this study, an extensive work is conducted to investigate the impact of Cu(II)-doping on the susceptibility of Escherichia coli ATCC 10536 against Cu(II)-selective Cefaclor-silver nanoconjugates (i...
May 8, 2018: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768242/antibacterial-anticancer-and-antioxidant-potential-of-silver-nanoparticles-engineered-using-trigonella-foenum-graecum-seed-extract
#8
Shivangi Goyal, Nidhi Gupta, Ajeet Kumar, Sreemoyee Chatterjee, Surendra Nimesh
In this study, the authors report a simple and eco-friendly method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Trigonella foenum-graecum (TFG) seed extract. They explored several parameters dictating the biosynthesis of TFG-AgNPs such as reaction time, temperature, concentration of AgNO3 , and TFG extract amount. Physicochemical characterisation of TFG-AgNPs was done on dynamic light scattering (DLS), field emission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768240/green-synthesis-and-characterisation-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-effects-on-antimicrobial-efficacy-and-biochemical-profiling-in-citrus-reticulata
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Mubashir Hussain, Naveed Iqbal Raja, Zia-Ur-Rehman Mashwani, Farah Naz, Muhammad Iqbal, Sumaira Aslam
The synthesis of nanoparticles by utilising plant extract has revolutionised the field of nanotechnology. In the present study, AgNPs were synthesised by utilising the leaves of Moringa oleifera as reducing and stabilising agent. UV-visible spectroscopy showed characteristic surface plasmon band in the range of 413-420 nm. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) elucidated rectangular segments fused together. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the crystalline nature of AgNPs and presence of metallic silver ions was confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX)...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768232/enhanced-wound-healing-activity-of-ag-zno-composite-nps-in-wistar-albino-rats
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Sravani Kantipudi, Jhansi Rani Sunkara, Muralikrishna Rallabhandi, Chandi Vishala Thonangi, Raga Deepthi Cholla, Pratap Kollu, Madhu Kiran Parvathaneni, Sri Venkata Narayana Pammi
In the present study, silver (Ag) and Ag-zinc oxide (ZnO) composite nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesised and studied their wound-healing efficacy on rat model. Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy of AgNPs displayed an intense surface plasmon (SP) resonance absorption at 450 nm. After the addition of aqueous Zn acetate solution, SP resonance band has shown at 413.2 nm indicating a distinct blue shift of about 37 nm. X-ray diffraction analysis Ag-ZnO composite NPs displayed existence of two mixed sets of diffraction peaks, i...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768222/green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-flower-extract-of-malva-sylvestris-and-investigation-of-their-antibacterial-activity
#11
Hassan Mahmoodi Esfanddarani, Abolghasem Abbasi Kajani, Abdol-Khalegh Bordbar
High-quality colloidal silver nanoparticles (AgNP) were synthesised via a green approach by using hydroalcoholic extracts of Malva sylvestris . Silver nitrate was used as a substrate ion while the plant extract successfully played the role of reducing and stabilising agents. The synthesised nanoparticles were carefully characterised by using transmission electron microscopy, atomic-force microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and UV-vis spectroscopy. The maximum absorption wavelengths of the colloidal solutions synthesised using 70 and 96% ethanol and 100% methanol, as extraction solvents, were 430, 485 and 504 nm, respectively...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767946/highly-stable-graphene-based-nanocomposite-go-pei-ag-with-broad-spectrum-long-term-antimicrobial-activity-and-antibiofilm-effects
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Rongtao Zhao, Wen Kong, Mingxuan Sun, Yi Yang, Wanying Liu, Min Lv, Shiping Song, Lihua Wang, Hongbin Song, Rongzhang Hao
Various silver nanoparticle (AgNP)-decorated graphene oxide (GO) nanocomposites (GO-Ag) have received increasing attention owing to their antimicrobial activity and biocompatibility; however, their aggregation in physiological solutions and the generally complex synthesis methods warrant improvement. This study aimed to synthesize a polyethyleneimine (PEI)-modified and AgNP-decorated GO nanocomposite (GO-PEI-Ag) through a facile approach through microwave irradiation without any extra reductants and surfactants; its antimicrobial activity was investigated on Gram-negative/-positive bacteria (including drug-resistant bacteria) and fungi...
May 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767310/the-removal-of-silver-nanoparticle-by-titanium-tetrachloride-and-modified-sodium-alginate-composite-coagulants-floc-properties-membrane-fouling-and-floc-recycle
#13
Ziyang Wang, Yan Wang, Cong Yu, Yanxia Zhao, Meixia Fan, Baoyu Gao
In this study, a modified sodium alginate (MSA) composited with TiCl4 was used to treat the synthetic Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) water in coagulation-ultrafiltration process. The floc properties and membrane fouling of TiCl4 and MSA composite coagulants (TiCl4 + MSA) were investigated by a laser diffraction instrument and ultrafiltration fouling model. The recycle of the AgNP-containing flocs was evaluated by XRD and photocatalytic experiments. The results showed that TiCl4 + MSA could achieve better coagulation performance than TiCl4 alone with AgNP and DOC removal up to 97 and 59% at the optimum condition (pH = 5 and dosage = 12 mg TiCl4 /L)...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763759/an-eco-benign-synthesis-of-agnps-using-aqueous-extract-of-longan-fruit-peel-antiproliferative-response-against-human-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7-antioxidant-and-photocatalytic-deprivation-of-methylene-blue
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Arif Ullah Khan, Qipeng Yuan, Zia Ul Haq Khan, Aftab Ahmad, Faheem Ullah Khan, Kamran Tahir, Muhammad Shakeel, Sadeeq Ullah
Plants mediated synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles is encountered as a clean, environment friendly, lucrative and benign loom. The current study consists of clean and green synthesis of Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Phytoconstituents from Longan (Euphorbia longana Lam.) fruit peel were used to reduce Ag+ into AgNPs. Different analytical techniques i.e. UV-vis Spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD), electron dispersive X-ray (EDX), High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were used to analyze the synthesized AgNPs...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763756/tobramycin-mediated-silver-nanospheres-graphene-oxide-composite-for-synergistic-therapy-of-bacterial-infection
#15
Sadeeq Ullah, Aftab Ahmad, Fazli Subhan, Aminullah Jan, Muslim Raza, Arif Ullah Khan, Aziz-Ur Rahman, Usman Ali Khan, Muhammad Tariq, Qipeng Yuan
Graphene-based materials have attracted a significant attention in constructing hybrid systems for drug delivery with enhanced antimicrobial activities. In our work, we demonstrated the formation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on graphene oxide (GO) using tobramycin (TOB), an aminoglycoside antibiotic, as reducing and decorating agent. The TOB decorated GO AgNPs (TOB-GO-Ag) composite was used as an antibacterial agent against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative E-coli (BL21 DE3). The reversal of surface potential from -30 mV (GO) to +20 mV confirms the successful reduction of GO by TOB...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762523/silver-nanoparticles-two-faced-neuronal-differentiation-inducing-material-in-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
#16
Ahmed Abdal Dayem, Soo Bin Lee, Hye Yeon Choi, Ssang-Goo Cho
We have previously demonstrated the potential of biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNP) in the induction of neuronal differentiation of human neuroblastoma, SH-SY5Y cells; we aimed herein to unveil its molecular mechanism in comparison to the well-known neuronal differentiation-inducing agent, all-trans-retinoic acid (RA). AgNP-treated SH-SY5Y cells showed significantly higher reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, stronger mitochondrial membrane depolarization, lower dual-specificity phosphatase expression, higher extracellular-signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation, lower AKT phosphorylation, and lower expression of the genes encoding the antioxidant enzymes than RA-treated cells...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760548/silver-nanoparticles-induced-alterations-in-multiple-cellular-targets-which-are-critical-for-drug-susceptibilities-and-pathogenicity-in-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans
#17
Venkatraman Srinivasan Radhakrishnan, Mohana Krishna Reddy Mudiam, Manish Kumar, Surya Prakash Dwivedi, Surinder Pal Singh, Tulika Prasad
Purpose: A significant increase in the incidence of fungal infections and drug resistance has been observed in the past decades due to limited availability of broad-spectrum antifungal drugs. Nanomedicines have shown significant antimicrobial potential against various drug-resistant microbes. Silver nanoparticles (AgNps) are known for their antimicrobial properties and lower host toxicity; however, for clinical applications, evaluation of their impact at cellular and molecular levels is essential...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760395/silver-nanoparticles-promote-the-emergence-of-heterogeneic-human-neutrophil-sub-populations
#18
Jennifer A Fraser, Sadie Kemp, Lesley Young, Mark Ross, Morag Prach, Gary R Hutchison, Eva Malone
Neutrophil surveillance is central to nanoparticle clearance. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have numerous uses, however conflicting evidence exists as to their impact on neutrophils and whether they trigger damaging inflammation. Neutrophil's importance in innate defence and regulating immune networks mean it's essential we understand AgNP's impact on neutrophil function. Human neutrophil viability following AgNP or Ag Bulk treatment was analysed by flow cytometry and AnV/PI staining. Whilst AgNP exposure did not increase the total number of apoptotic neutrophils, the number of late apoptotic neutrophils was increased, suggesting AgNP increase transit through apoptosis...
May 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759205/green-synthesis-of-carbon-dots-functionalized-silver-nanoparticles-for-the-colorimetric-detection-of-phoxim
#19
Mingda Zheng, Chenge Wang, Yingying Wang, Wei Wei, Shuang Ma, Xiaohan Sun, Jiang He
In this work, Lycii Fructus as raw materials for green synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) reduce AgNO3 . The CDs-AgNPs were synthesized by one-step method. CDs were applied to stabilize AgNPs due to abundant functional groups on the surface of CDs. In presence of phoxim, the dispersed CDs-AgNPs get aggregated and the absorption peak with red shift from 400 nm to 525 nm, resulting in the color changed from yellow to red. Under optimized conditions, the absorbance ratio at A525 nm /A400 nm was related linearly to the concentrations of phoxim in the range of 0...
August 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758920/a-systematic-approach-of-removal-mechanisms-control-and-optimization-of-silver-nanoparticle-in-wastewater-treatment-plants
#20
Paulina Vilela, Hongbin Liu, SeungChul Lee, Soonho Hwangbo, KiJeon Nam, ChangKyoo Yoo
The release of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to wastewater caused by over-generation and poor treatment of the remaining nanomaterial has raised the interest of researchers. AgNPs can have a negative impact on watersheds and generate degradation of the effluent quality of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The aim of this research is to design and analyze an integrated model system for the removal of AgNPs with high effluent quality in WWTPs using a systematic approach of removal mechanisms modeling, optimization, and control of the removal of silver nanoparticles...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
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