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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333064/the-removal-of-typical-pollutants-in-secondary-effluent-by-the-combined-process-of-powdered-activated-carbon-ultrafiltration
#1
Lihua Sun, Ning He, Tianmin Yu, Xi Duan, Cuimin Feng, Yajun Zhang
This paper focused on the effects of powdered activated carbon (PAC) dosage on ultrafiltration (UF) membrane flux caused by natural organic matter (NOM). Three model foulants, humic acid (HA), bovine serum albumin (BSA) and sodium alginate (SA), were adopted to represent different NOM fractions in secondary effluent treated by the combined process of PAC-UF. Moreover, the membrane fouling resistance and fouling mechanism were also analyzed. The results indicated that the best PAC dosage for the membrane flux variation was 20 mg/L for HA and SA, and 10 mg/L for BSA...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322950/pectin-blended-anionic-polysaccharide-films-for-cationic-contaminant-sorption-from-water
#2
Mei Li, Gisela Buschle-Diller
Substantial amounts of industrial, agricultural, medical and domestic water worldwide are polluted by different types of contaminants. Removing these contaminants from effluent by adsorbent materials made from abundant, inexpensive polysaccharides is a feasible and promising approach to deal with this problem. In the present study, pectin blended with four other types of anionic polysaccharides, including alginate, carrageenan, xylan and xanthan, were crosslinked with zinc acetate and formed into thin films...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317721/cryoprotective-roles-of-trehalose-and-alginate-oligosaccharides-during-frozen-storage-of-peeled-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#3
Bin Zhang, Hai-Xiao Wu, Hui-Cheng Yang, Xing-Wei Xiang, Hai-Bo Li, Shang-Gui Deng
Cryoprotective saccharides are widely accepted additives that reduce thawing loss, maintain texture, and retard protein denaturation in the frozen seafood. The present study aimed to investigate the roles of trehalose and alginate oligosaccharides on cryoprotection of frozen shrimp, primarily focusing on the interactions between myosin and saccharide molecules using a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation analysis. The results indicated that soaking in the trehalose and alginate oligosaccharides solutions markedly reduced thawing and cooking losses in frozen shrimp, with respective values decreasing to 6...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316275/central-growth-factor-loaded-depots-in-bone-tissue-engineering-scaffolds-for-enhanced-cell-attraction
#4
Mandy Quade, Sven Knaack, Ashwini Rahul Akkineni, Anastasia Gabrielyan, Anja Lode, Angela Roesen-Wolff, Michael Gelinsky
Tissue engineering, i.e. the application of stem and progenitor cells in combination with an engineered extracellular matrix, is a promising strategy for bone regeneration. However, its success is limited by the lack of vascularization after implantation. The concept of in situ tissue engineering envisages the recruitment of cells necessary for tissue regeneration from the host environment foregoing ex vivo cell seeding of the scaffold. In this study, we developed a novel scaffold system for enhanced cell attraction which is based on biomimetic mineralized collagen scaffolds equipped with a central biopolymer depot loaded with chemotactic agents...
March 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289997/innovative-microcapsules-for-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-harvested-from-mature-double-transgenic-mice-cell-imaging-viability-induced-glucose-stimulated-insulin-measurements-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-analysis
#5
Armin Mooranian, Ryu Tackechi, Emma Jamieson, Grant Morahan, Hani Al-Salami
PURPOSE: Recently we demonstrated that microencapsulation of a murine pancreatic β-cell line using an alginate-ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) matrix produced microcapsules with good stability and cell viability. In this study, we investigated if translation of this formulation to microencapsulation of primary β-cells harvested from mature double-transgenic healthy mice would also generate stable microcapsules with good cell viability. METHODS: Islets of Langerhans were isolated from Ngn3-GFP/RIP-DsRED mice by intraductal collagenase P digestion and density gradient centrifugation, dissociated into single cells and the β-cell population purified by Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting...
March 13, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268748/electrosynthesis-of-magnetoresponsive-microrobot-for-targeted-drug-delivery-using-calcium-alginate
#6
Chengzhi Hu, Katharina Riederer, Michael Klemmer, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson
Targeted drug delivery systems deliver drugs precisely to a specific targeted site inside the body, and can also release the drugs with controlled kinetics to prolong the efficacy of single dose administration. The advantageous properties of hydrogels make them attractive for use in the area of drug delivery. Calcium alginate is a pH sensitive hydrogel stable in acidic media and soluble in basic media. This enables the hydrogel to absorb and release aqueous solutions at certain ranges of pH values. By absorbing an aqueous solution containing a drug, an active drug release can be triggered at a specified range of pH value...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266351/biofabrication-of-a-co-culture-system-in-an-osteoid-like-hydrogel-matrix
#7
Tobias Zehnder, Aldo Boccaccini, Rainer Detsch
Biofabrication aims to develop functional, biological constructs using automated processes (additive manufacturing, AM) involving different cell types and biomaterials [1]. As bone tissue is based on the crosstalk between osteoblasts and osteoclasts at least, evaluating cell-cell and cell-material interactions is of interest to understand bone remodeling. There is increasing interest in the role of osteoclasts not only considering bone resorption, but also their influence on the proliferation, migration and differentiation of osteoblasts...
March 7, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261723/boronic-acid-modified-alginate-enables-direct-formation-of-injectable-self-healing-and-multistimuli-responsive-hydrogels
#8
Asja Pettignano, Santiago Grijalvo, Marleen Häring, Ramon Eritja, Nathalie Tanchoux, Françoise Quignard, David Díaz Díaz
One-step functionalization of alginate with boronic acid groups allowed spontaneous formation of biocompatible hydrogels under basic conditions without additional complementary molecules or crosslinking agents. The dynamic nature of boronate ester bonds formed with vicinal diols present on alginate pyranose rings provided remarkable self-healing, injectable and multi-stimuli responsive properties to the material.
March 6, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258142/activation-mechanism-and-cellular-localization-of-membrane-anchored-alginate-polymerase-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#9
M Fata Moradali, Shirin Ghods, Bernd H A Rehm
The exopolysaccharide, alginate, produced by the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa represents a survival advantage by contributing to formation of characteristic biofilms during infection. Membrane anchored proteins Alg8 (catalytic subunit) and Alg44 (co-polymerase) constitute the alginate polymerase which is being activated by the second messenger molecule c-di-GMP, but the mechanism of activation remains elusive. To shed light on the c-di-GMP mediated activation of alginate polymerization in vivo, an in silico structural model of Alg8 fused to the c-di-GMP binding PilZ domain informed by the structure of cellulose synthase, BcsA, was developed...
March 3, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254570/nanoparticles-based-on-crocin-loaded-chitosan-alginate-biopolymers-antioxidant-activities-bioavailability-and-anticancer-properties
#10
Somayeh Rahaiee, Maryam Hashemi, Seyed Abbas Shojaosadati, Sohrab Moini, Seyed Hadi Razavi
Crocin, a water-soluble carotenoid in saffron, is a highly bioactive compound with limited use due to instability to pH variations, heat and oxidative stress, rapid absorption and low bioavailability. In this study, chitosan-alginate nanoparticles, considered as a new vehicle for crocin to improve properties in terms of antioxidant activity, bioavailability and anticancer activity. The swelling of crocin loaded nanoparticles was pH-dependent so that the highest swelling ratio (16g/g) was observed in acidic condition (pH=1...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254299/alginate-copper-oxide-nano-biocomposite-as-a-novel-material-for-amperometric-glucose-biosensing
#11
Vuslat Buk, Emel Emregul, Kaan Cebesoy Emregul
A novel amperometric glucose biosensor based on alginate-CuO nano-biocomposite and glucose oxidase (GOD) film was developed and characterized. The properties of the alginate-CuO-GOD film were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Amperometric measurements were employed to characterize the analytical performance of the biosensor. Several parameters including amount of alginate, concentration of GOD and cross-linkers, amount of CuO nanoparticles, and effect of pH were studied and optimized...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251198/self-repairing-metal-organic-hybrid-complexes-for-reinforcing-immobilized-chloroperoxidase-reusability
#12
Yan Liu, Yumei Zhang, Xuejian Li, Qipeng Yuan, Hao Liang
A self-repairing metal-enzyme hybrid nanocatalyst with a sodium alginate (SA) coating was reported in this study. Compared with free CPO, immobilized chloroperoxidase (CPO) has similar Km and Kcat values. SA-coated CPO@Ca3(PO4)2 hybrid composites displayed robust reusability under acidic conditions, maintaining more than 85% of the catalytic activity after 12 recycles.
March 14, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247039/alginate-a-versatile-biomaterial-to-encapsulate-isolated-ovarian-follicles
#13
Julie Vanacker, Christiani A Amorim
In vitro culture of ovarian follicles isolated or enclosed in ovarian tissue fragments and grafting of isolated ovarian follicles represent a potential alternative to restore fertility in cancer patients who cannot undergo cryopreservation of embryos or oocytes or transplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian tissue. In this regard, respecting the three-dimensional (3D) architecture of isolated follicles is crucial to maintaining their proper follicular physiology. To this end, alginate hydrogel has been widely investigated using follicles from numerous animal species, yielding promising results...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226936/electrosynthesis-of-magnetoresponsive-microrobot-for-targeted-drug-delivery-using-calcium-alginate
#14
Chengzhi Hu, Katharina Riederer, Michael Klemmer, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Chengzhi Hu, Katharina Riederer, Michael Klemmer, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Salvador Pane, Katharina Riederer, Bradley J Nelson, Michael Klemmer, Chengzhi Hu
Targeted drug delivery systems deliver drugs precisely to a specific targeted site inside the body, and can also release the drugs with controlled kinetics to prolong the efficacy of single dose administration. The advantageous properties of hydrogels make them attractive for use in the area of drug delivery. Calcium alginate is a pH sensitive hydrogel stable in acidic media and soluble in basic media. This enables the hydrogel to absorb and release aqueous solutions at certain ranges of pH values. By absorbing an aqueous solution containing a drug, an active drug release can be triggered at a specified range of pH value...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218329/dopamine-assisted-fixation-of-drug-loaded-polymeric-multilayers-to-osteoarticular-implants-for-tuberculosis-therapy
#15
Dan Li, Litao Li, Yunlong Ma, Yaping Zhuang, Dawei Li, Hong Shen, Xing Wang, Fei Yang, Yuanzheng Ma, Decheng Wu
Currently, the major issues in the treatment of osteoarticular tuberculosis (TB) after implant placement are low drug concentration at the infected focus and drug resistance resulting from the long-term chemotherapy. The application of drug-loaded polymeric multilayers on implantable devices offers a promising solution to the problems. Herein, a poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel film embedded with isoniazid (INH)-loaded alginate microparticles was fixed to Ti implants via adhesive polydopamine, subsequently capped by poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) membranes for the sustained and localized delivery of the anti-TB drug...
February 20, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216576/identification-of-2-keto-3-deoxy-d-gluconate-kinase-and-2-keto-3-deoxy-d-phosphogluconate-aldolase-in-an-alginate-assimilating-bacterium-flavobacterium-sp-strain-umi-01
#16
Ryuji Nishiyama, Akira Inoue, Takao Ojima
Recently, we identified an alginate-assimilating gene cluster in the genome of Flavobacterium sp. strain UMI-01, a member of Bacteroidetes. Alginate lyase genes and a 4-deoxy-l-erythro-5-hexoseulose uronic acid (DEH) reductase gene in the cluster have already been characterized; however, 2-keto-3-deoxy-d-gluconate (KDG) kinase and 2-keto-3-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate (KDPG) aldolase genes, i.e., flkin and flald, still remained uncharacterized. The amino acid sequences deduced from flkin and flald showed low identities with those of corresponding enzymes of Saccharophagus degradans 2-40(T), a member of Proteobacteria (Kim et al...
February 14, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208715/biotransformation-and-detoxification-of-xylidine-orange-dye-using-immobilized-cells-of-marine-derived-lysinibacillus-sphaericus-d3
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Prabha Devi, Solimabi Wahidullah, Farhan Sheikh, Rochelle Pereira, Niteen Narkhede, Divya Amonkar, Supriya Tilvi, Ram Murthy Meena
Lysinibacillus sphaericus D3 cell-immobilized beads in natural gel sodium alginate decolorized the xylidine orange dye 1-(dimethylphenylazo)-2-naphthol-6-sulfonic acid sodium salt in the laboratory. Optimal conditions were selected for decolorization and the products formed were evaluated for toxicity by disc diffusion assay against common marine bacteria which revealed the non-toxic nature of the dye-degraded products. Decolorization of the brightly colored dye to colorless products was measured on an Ultra Violet-Vis spectrophotometer and its biodegradation products monitored on Thin Layer Chromatographic plate and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)...
February 8, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207245/regenerable-polyelectrolyte-membrane-for-ultimate-fouling-control-in-forward-osmosis
#18
Yan Kang, Sunxiang Zheng, Casey Finnerty, Michael J Lee, Baoxia Mi
This study demonstrated the feasibility of using regenerable polyelectrolyte membranes to ultimately control the irreversible membrane fouling in a forward osmosis (FO) process. The regenerable membrane was fabricated by assembling multiple polyethylenimine (PEI) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) bilayers on a polydopamine-functionalized polysulfone support. The resulting membrane exhibited higher water flux and lower solute flux in FO mode (with the active layer facing feed solution) than in PRO mode (with the active layer facing draw solution) using trisodium citrate as draw solute, most likely due to the unique swelling behavior of the polyelectrolyte membrane...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187348/ferrous-iron-peroxymonosulfate-oxidation-as-a-pretreatment-for-ceramic-ultrafiltration-membrane-control-of-natural-organic-matter-fouling-and-degradation-of-atrazine
#19
Xiaoxiang Cheng, Heng Liang, An Ding, Xiaobin Tang, Bin Liu, Xuewu Zhu, Zhendong Gan, Daoji Wu, Guibai Li
Ferrous iron/peroxymonosulfate (Fe(II)/PMS) oxidation was employed as a pretreatment method for ultrafiltration process to control membrane fouling caused by natural organic matter, including humic acid (HA), sodium alginate (SA), bovine serum albumin (BSA), and their mixture (HA-SA-BSA). To evaluate the mechanism of fouling mitigation, the effects of Fe(II)/PMS pretreatment on the characteristics of feed water were examined. The degradation of atrazine (ATZ) was also investigated and the species of generated radicals were preliminarily determined...
April 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170428/comparative-study-on-the-in-vitro-effects-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-seaweed-alginates-on-human-gut-microbiota
#20
Shaofeng Bai, Huahai Chen, Liying Zhu, Wei Liu, Hongwei D Yu, Xin Wang, Yeshi Yin
Alginates pertain to organic polysaccharides that have been extensively used in food- and medicine-related industries. The present study obtained alginates from an alginate overproducing Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 mutant by screening transposon mutagenesis libraries. The interaction between bacterial and seaweed alginates and gut microbiota were further studied by using an in vitro batch fermentation system. Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) analysis indicated that both bacterial and seaweed alginates can be completely degraded by fecal bacteria isolated from study volunteers, indicating that a minor structural difference between bacterial and seaweed alginates (O-acetylation and lack of G-G blocks) didn't affect the digestion of alginates by human microbiota...
2017: PloS One
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