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Paolin Rocio Cáceres-Vélez, Maria Luiza Fascineli, Marcelo Henrique Sousa, Cesar Koppe Grisolia, Luis Yate, Paulo Eduardo Narcizo de Souza, Irina Estrela-Lopis, Sergio Moya, Ricardo Bentes Azevedo
The use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) result in an inevitable contact with aquatic environments. Here we study the behavior of AgNPs and the developmental toxicity in zebrafish embryos exposed to these nanoparticles (0-10 mg/L) with and without the presence of HA (20 mg/L), using zebrafish facility water (ZFW) and zebrafish growing media (ZGM). The presence of cations and HA gave rise to a decrease in Ag ion release and ζ-potential, an increase in the hydrodynamic diameter and oxidation of the AgNP surface...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Weiwei Liang, Qiao Chen, Fang Peng, Aiguo Shen, Jiming Hu
Methane-oxidizing bacteria (MOB), a unique group of Gram-negative bacteria utilizing methane as a sole source of carbon and energy, have been proved to be a biological indicator for gas prospecting. Field and cultivation-free detection of MOB is important but still challenging in current microbial prospecting of oil and gas (MPOG) system. Herein, SERS was used for the first time to our knowledge to investigate two species of methanotrophs and four closely relevant bacteria that universally coexisted in the upper soil of natural gas...
July 1, 2018: Talanta
Erhan Zor
Paper-based sensors open new avenue to produce simple, rapid, inexpensive and single-use analytical devices for a wide application fields involving medical diagnosis, food analysis and environmental monitoring. In this study, a new optical sensing platform for enantioselective recognition of chiral analytes was introduced by using in-situ synthesized silver nanoparticles-embedded transparent nanopaper. To this aim, nanopaper was obtained by environment-friendly approach using bacterial cellulose made of nanofibers and silver nanoparticles were embedded within nanopaper by an in-situ generation method...
July 1, 2018: Talanta
Mohammad Ali Behnam, Farzin Emami, Zahra Sobhani, Omid Koohi-Hosseinabadi, Amir Reza Dehghanian, Seyed Mojtaba Zebarjad, Mohammad Hadi Moghim, Ahmad Oryan
Purpose: Plasmonic photo thermal therapy (PPTT) is a therapeutic method in which the photon energy is rapidly transformed into heat via a series of radiative and non-radiative phenomena to ablate cancer. Plasmonic NPs, such as silver NPs (Ag NPs), have considerable properties in optical absorbance. Furthermore, good thermal conductivity and cell penetration ability of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could improve the efficacy of Ag NPs for PPTT. Decoration of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with silver has been developed to enhance thermal conductivity of the MWCNT particles...
March 2018: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Neng Yan, Sheng Xie, Ben Zhong Tang, Wen-Xiong Wang
We employed a fluorogenic Ag+ sensor, tetrazole-functionalized tetraphenylethylene derivative 1 (TEZ-TPE-1), to investigate the dissolution kinetics of AgNPs and AgNWs in aquatic environments. Real-time and quantitative monitoring of Ag+ release was achieved by using the proposed method, which agreed well with the conventional ICP-MS detection method.
April 18, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Ghazna Zia, Haleema Sadia, Shabnam Nazir, Kiren Ejaz, Shaukat Ali, Ihsan-Ul-Haq, Tariq Iqbal, Muhammad Abdul Rauf Khan, Abida Raza, Saiqa Andleeb
BACKGROUND: Many health hazardous diseases are caused by clinical pathogens. Drug-resistant microbes are one of the major health problems in the world. To overcome the effect of infectious diseases new antimicrobial agent from nature has been explored which is environmentally friendly, less costly and more effective for the development of next-generation drugs. Bergenia ciliata and silver nitrate both have medicinal properties. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current research was to evaluate the cytotoxic, and antibacterial effect of green synthesized nanoparticles using Bergenia ciliata rhizome against clinical bacterial pathogens...
April 17, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Hui Zhang, Xiumei Jiang, Gaojuan Cao, Xiaowei Zhang, Timothy R Croley, Xiaochun Wu, Jun-Jie Yin
Noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely used in many consumer products. Their effects on the antioxidant activity of commercial dietary supplements have not been well evaluated. In this study, we examined the effects of gold (Au NPs), silver (Ag NPs), platinum (Pt NPs), and palladium (Pd NPs) on the hydroxyl radical (·OH) scavenging ability of three dietary supplements vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid, AA), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and gallic acid (GA). By electron spin resonance (ESR) spin-trapping measurement, the results show that these noble metal NPs can inhibit the hydroxyl radical scavenging ability of these dietary supplements...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part C, Environmental Carcinogenesis & Ecotoxicology Reviews
Keisuke Aoshima, Yuya Hirakawa, Takanari Togashi, Masato Kurihara, Shunto Arai, Tatsuo Hasegawa
Surface encapsulation of metal nanoparticles (NPs) is fundamental to achieve sufficient dispersion stability of metal nanocolloids, or metal nanoink. However, the feature is incompatible with surface reactive nature of the metal NPs, although these features are both essential to realizing the functional applications into printed electronics technologies. Here we show that two different kinds of encapsulation for silver NPs (AgNPs) by alkylamine and alkylacid together are the key to achieve unique compatibility between the high dispersion stability as dense nanoclolloids and the AgNP chemisorption printing on activated patterned polymer surfaces...
April 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
Achmad Syafiuddin, Salmiati Salmiati, Jonbi Jonbi, Mohamad Ali Fulazzaky
It is the first time to do investigation the reliability and validity of thirty kinetic and isotherm models for describing the behaviors of adsorption of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) onto different adsorbents. The purpose of this study is therefore to assess the most reliable models for the adsorption of AgNPs onto feasibility of an adsorbent. The fifteen kinetic models and fifteen isotherm models were used to test secondary data of AgNPs adsorption collected from the various data sources. The rankings of arithmetic mean were estimated based on the six statistical analysis methods of using a dedicated software of the MATLAB Optimization Toolbox with a least square curve fitting function...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
Khaled Habas, M H Brinkworth, D Anderson
The present study explored the mechanism of cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of AgNPs on a primary culture of mouse Sertoli cells in vitro. To understand the possible molecular mechanisms of testicular lesions following exposure to AgNPs, isolated Sertoli cells were exposed to 5, 10, or 15 μg/ml. DNA damage in the Comet assay and apoptosis in the TUNEL assay were evaluated. The mRNA expression of p53 and bcl-2 genes and their proteins involved in apoptosis was also investigated. The antioxidant status of treated Sertoli cells was determined by measuring catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX-1) and superoxide dismutase (SOD-1) using qPCR...
April 14, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Yulong Zhang, Zhong Zheng, Mengliu Yu, Chinyun Hsu, Emily Berthiaume, Hsinchuan Pan, Xinli Zhang, Adam Z Stieg, Benjamin Wu, Huiming Wang, Kang Ting, Chia Soo
Successful osseointegration of orthopaedic and orthodontic implants is dependent on a competition between osteogenesis and bacterial contamination on the implant-tissue interface. Previously, by taking advantage of the highly interactive capabilities of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), we effectively introduced an antimicrobial effect to metal implant materials using a AgNP/poly(DL-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) coating. Although electrical forces have been shown to promote osteogenesis, creating practical materials and devices capable of harnessing these forces to induce bone regeneration remains challenging...
April 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Ilia Gelfat, Benjamin M Geilich, Thomas J Webster
In recent years, an increasing body of research has indicated that the antimicrobial activity of certain antibiotic drugs can be enhanced by the addition of specific metabolites. This study aimed to incorporate these findings into polymersomes (novel polymer-based nanoscale drug delivery vehicles) which can be loaded with various therapeutic molecules and nanoparticles. Polymersome technology has shown promising results in treating antibiotic-resistant infections by co-encapsulating the antibiotic methicillin with silver nanoparticles...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Liming Xu, Ru Bai, Xiang Cheng, Anliang Shao, Liang Chen, Shuxin Qu, Chunying Chen
Silver-containing dressings are widely used for wound care owing to their broad-spectrum microbicidal activity. However, the potential adverse effects on human health emerging from exposure to their active ingredients (silver ions or nanoparticles) have resulted in widespread concerns about their use. The release profiles of various chemical forms of silver (Ag) from silver-containing dressing are closely related to their bioavailability and potential adverse effects on the body. In this research, we demonstrated a tiered experimental approach for systematic characterization and assessment of silver-containing wound dressing, which provides information for risk assessments...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Tomohito Sekine, Jun Sato, Yasunori Takeda, Daisuke Kumaki, Shizuo Tokito
We evaluated electrochemical behaviors and reliability of printed Silver (Ag) electrodes prepared from nanoparticle inks with the use of protective self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) under electronic bias conditions. The printed Ag electrodes were fabricated by inkjet printing on a hydrophobic substrate. The SAMs, which acted as barriers to moisture, were prepared by immersing the substrate in a pentafluorobenzenethiol (PFBT) solution under ambient temperature (25 °C). In this study, we investigated the electrochemical migration phenomenon using water drop testing, and the results showed that the formation of dendrites connecting the cathode and the anode, which can affect the electrochemical reliability of an electric device, was suppressed in the presence of the SAMs...
April 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Yeqiang Lu, Weizhong Yuan
The development of efficient absorbent materials is of global importance for oil spillage cleanup and environmental protection. In this work, a novel superhydrophobic micro/nano-scale hierarchical structured ethyl cellulose sponge was successfully fabricated via an eco-friendly salt-templating method followed by immobilizing silver nanoparticles on the surface and subsequent modification with long-chain alkanethiols. The as-prepared sponge with unique micro-nano structure and porous interconnected network exhibited low density (<17 kg m-3 ), high porosity (>98%) and robust superhydrophobicity (θwater  = 161...
July 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
Sumit S Lal, Shashank T Mhaske
Present work covers the state-of-art progress in the advanced nanoarchitecture of organic-inorganic hybrid material; a starting material for the antimicrobial filter. TEMPO-mediated oxidation of microfiber cellulose was carried out to introduce the surface active carboxyl groups. Accordingly, qualitative and quantitative substitution of a functional group was investigated using FTIR, Solid state 13 C CP/MAS NMR, and potentiometric titration; the reaction resulted to about 21.06% increase in carboxylate content...
July 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
Jasim Ahmed, Yasir Ali Arfat, Anibal Bher, Mehrajfatema Mulla, Harsha Jacob, Rafael Auras
Plasticized polylactide (PLA) composite films with multifunctional properties were created by loading bimetallic silver-copper (Ag-Cu) nanoparticles (NPs) and cinnamon essential oil (CEO) into polymer matrix via compression molding technique. Rheological, structural, thermal, barrier, and antimicrobial properties of the produced films, and its utilization in the packaging of chicken meat were investigated. PLA/PEG/Ag-Cu/CEO composites showed a very complex rheological system where both plasticizing and antiplasticizing effects were evident...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
Tao Liu, Zhihai Xie, Qing Liu
A sensitive, simple and novel method was developed to determine diclofenac sodium (DS) using silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as probe by resonance light scattering (RLS) technique. It was found that DS could quench the RLS intensity of AgNPs. Moreover, the decrease in RLS intensity was linearly correlated to the concentration of DS over the range of 0.01-2.0μgmL-1 . DS can be measured in a short time (5min) without any complicated or time-consuming sample pretreatment process. Parameters that affect the RLS intensities such as pH, concentration of AgNPs, reaction time, electrolyte concentration, and coexisting substances were systematically investigated and optimized...
April 7, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Sangiliyandi Gurunathan, Yun-Jung Choi, Jin-Hoi Kim
Bovine postpartum diseases remain one of the most significant and highly prevalent illnesses with negative effects on the productivity, survival, and welfare of dairy cows. Antibiotics are generally considered beneficial in the treatment of endometritis; however, frequent usage of each antibiotic drug is reason for the emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR) of the pathogenic microorganisms, representing a major impediment for the successful diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in both humans and animals...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Y Xue, J Wang, Y Huang, X Gao, L Kong, T Zhang, M Tang
Silver nanoparticles are used in many commercial products in daily life. Exposure to nanosilver has hepatotoxic effects in animals. This study investigated the cytotoxicity associated with polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated nanosilver (23.44 ± 4.92 nm in diameter) exposure in the human hepatoma cell line (HepG2) and normal hepatic cell line (L02), and the molecular mechanisms induced by nanosilver in HepG2 cells. Nanosilver, in doses of 20-160 μg mL-1 for 24 and 48 h, reduced cell viability in a dose- and time-dependent manner and induced cell membrane leakage and mitochondria injury in both cell lines; these effects were more pronounced in HepG2 cells than in L02 cells...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
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