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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812999/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-sodium-alginate-4-aminosalicylic-acid-based-microporous-hydrogel-for-potential-viscosupplementation-for-joint-injuries-and-arthritis-induced-conditions
#1
Dharmesh R Chejara, Mostafa Mabrouk, Pradeep Kumar, Yahya E Choonara, Pierre P D Kondiah, Ravindra V Badhe, Lisa C du Toit, Divya Bijukumar, Viness Pillay
A microporous hydrogel was developed using sodium alginate (alg) and 4-aminosalicylic acid (4-ASA). The synthesized hydrogel was characterized using various analytical techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance ((13)C-NMR), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Additonal carboxyl and hydroxyl functional groups of 4-ASA provided significant lubrication and stress-triggered sol-gel transition to the conjugated hydrogel...
August 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805704/effects-of-adding-polysaccharides-and-citric-acid-into-sodium-dihydrogen-phosphate-mixing-solution-on-the-material-properties-of-gelatin-hybridized-calcium-phosphate-cement
#2
Keishi Kiminami, Toshiisa Konishi, Minori Mizumoto, Kohei Nagata, Michiyo Honda, Hidetoshi Arimura, Mamoru Aizawa
We have succeeded in improving the material properties of a chelate-setting calcium-phosphate cement (CPC), which is composed of hydroxyapatite (HAp) the surface of which has been modified with inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) by adding α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) powder. In order to create a novel chelate-setting CPC with sufficient bioresorbability, gelatin particles were added into the IP6-HAp/α-TCP cement system to modify the material properties. The effects of adding polysaccharides (chitosan, chondroitin sulfate, and sodium alginate) into the sodium dihydrogen phosphate mixing solution on the material properties of the gelatin-hybridized CPC were evaluated...
August 12, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804933/chemical-functionalization-of-polysaccharides-towards-biocompatible-hydrogels-for-biomedical-applications
#3
Andreas Kirschning, Gerald Dräger, Nick Dibbert
Hydrogels have emerged as a highly interdisciplinary topic as they play a significant role for a vast number of applications. They have been studied extensively as materials for contact lenses, wound dressing and as filler material in soft-tissue augmentation, in which classical polymer backbones such as hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) are typically employed. More recently, polysaccharides have received attention, particularly in the fields of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, as ideal candidate materials for artificial extracellular matrices (ECM)...
August 13, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798999/influence-of-immunostimulant-polysaccharides-nucleic-acids-and-bacillus-strains-on-the-innate-immune-and-acute-stress-response-in-turbots-scophthalmus-maximus-fed-soy-bean-and-wheat-based-diets
#4
V I Fuchs, J Schmidt, M J Slater, B H Buck, D Steinhagen
Immunostimulants are widely applied in aquaculture practice and may have beneficial effects on the immune system and physical functions allowing higher tolerance to stress. In the current study, the impact of four (i-iv) dietary active ingredients on the immune and stress response of turbot was examined in two experiments (I and II). A basal low fish meal (FM; 32%) diet was formulated and supplemented with (i) yeast β-glucan and mannan oligosaccharide (GM), (ii) alginic acid (AC), (iii) yeast nucleotides and RNA (NR), or (iv) Bacillus strains (BS)...
August 10, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795878/effects-of-prisma%C3%A2-skin-dermal-regeneration-device-containing-glycosaminoglycans-on-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
#5
Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Prisma® Skin is a new pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. It includes alginates, hyaluronic acid and mainly mesoglycan. The latter is a natural glycosaminoglycan preparation containing chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate and heparin and it is used in the treatment of vascular disease. Glycosaminoglycans may contribute to the re-epithelialization in the skin wound healing, as components of the extracellular matrix. Here we describe, for the first time, the effects of Prisma® Skin in in vitro cultures of adult epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792743/a-paradigm-shift-for-preparing-versatile-m2-free-gels-from-unmodified-sodium-alginate
#6
Maria M Pérez-Madrigal, Juan Torras, Jordi Casanovas, Marleen Häring, Carlos Aleman, David Díaz Díaz
This manuscript describes a new route to prepare rapidly Ca2+-free hydrogels from unmodified sodium alginate by simply mixing with small organic molecules such as polycarboxylic acid compounds as cross-linker agents instead of classical divalent metal salts such as CaCl2. DMSO was also found to induce the rapid gelation of aqueous alginate solutions. The gelation process takes place at RT and depending on the composition, gels with good thermal (90-100 °C) and mechanical properties compared to classical metal-containing analogs are obtained...
August 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776978/multilayered-polysaccharide-nanofilms-for-controlled-delivery-of-pentoxifylline-and-possible-treatment-of-chronic-venous-ulceration
#7
Jan Stana, Janja Stergar, Lidija Gradišnik, Vojko Flis, Rupert Johann Kargl, Eleonore Froehlich, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Tamilselvan Mohan, Uros Maver
Local drug delivery systems made from non-toxic polysaccharide nanofilms have an enormous potential in wound care. A detailed understanding of the structural, surface, physicochemical and cytotoxic properties of such systems is crucial to design clinically efficacious materials. Herein, we fabricated polysaccharide-based nanofilms onto either a 2D model (SiO2 and Au-sensors) or on non-woven alginate 3D substrates using an alternating assembly of N,N,N-trimethylchitosan (TMC) and alginic acid (ALG) prepared by a spin-assisted layer-by-layer (LbL) technique...
August 4, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773217/biosorbents-for-removing-hazardous-metals-and-metalloids
#8
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Katsutoshi Inoue, Durga Parajuli, Kedar Nath Ghimire, Biplob Kumar Biswas, Hidetaka Kawakita, Tatsuya Oshima, Keisuke Ohto
Biosorbents for remediating aquatic environmental media polluted with hazardous heavy metals and metalloids such as Pb(II), Cr(VI), Sb(III and V), and As(III and V) were prepared from lignin waste, orange and apple juice residues, seaweed and persimmon and grape wastes using simple and cheap methods. A lignophenol gel such as lignocatechol gel was prepared by immobilizing the catechol functional groups onto lignin from sawdust, while lignosulfonate gel was prepared directly from waste liquor generated during pulp production...
July 26, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772991/extractant-immobilization-in-alginate-capsules-matrix-and-mononuclear-type-application-to-pb-ii-sorption-from-hcl-solutions
#9
Janette Alba, Ricardo Navarro, Imelda Saucedo, Thierry Vincent, Eric Guibal
The decontamination of dilute industrial effluents is a critical challenge for decreasing the environmental impact of mining and metallurgical activities. As an alternative to conventional processes, new extractant impregnated resins (EIRs) have been synthesized by the immobilization of Cyanex 301 and Cyanex 302 in alginate capsules using two different procedures (matrix-type immobilization vs. mononuclear encapsulation). These materials have been tested for Pb(II) sorption from acidic solutions. The Langmuir equation fitted well the sorption isotherms and the maximum sorption capacities vary between 24 and 80 mg·g(-1) at pH 1, depending on the type and loading of the extractant in the EIR...
June 9, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754900/biodegradation-of-2-hydroxyl-1-4-naphthoquinone-lawsone-by-pseudomonas-taiwanensis-lh-3-isolated-from-activated-sludge
#10
Li Yang, Tianming Cai, Dahu Ding, Tianjin Cai, Canlan Jiang, Hua Li, Qian Yang, Liwei Chen
2-hydroxy-1,4 naphthoquinone (lawsone) is widely used and induces environmental pollutions during its production and application. In the present study, a lawsone-degrading bacterium strain, LH-3 was successfully isolated from the activated sludge. Based on the 16S rRNA gene analysis, the strain LH-3 phylogenetically belonged to the Pseudomonas taiwanensis. It could degrade 200 mg L(-1) lawsone completely in 9 h with an inoculum quantity of 1% (v/v). The effects of environmental conditions on the degradation process and the degradation pathway were systematically investigated...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747860/lipolytic-efficacy-of-alginate-double-layer-nanoemulsion-containing-oleoresin-capsicum-in-differentiated-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#11
Mak-Soon Lee, Sunyoon Jung, Yoonjin Shin, Seohyun Lee, Chong-Tai Kim, In-Hwan Kim, Yangha Kim
Background: Oleoresin capsicum (OC) is an organic extract from fruits of the genus Capsicum, and has been reported to have an anti-obesity effect. Objective: This study comparatively investigated lipolytic effects of single-layer nanoemulsion (SN) and alginate double-layer nanoemulsion (AN) containing OC in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Methods: SN and AN were compared by analyzing the intracellular lipid accumulation, triglyceride (TG) content, release of free fatty acids (FFAs) and glycerol, and mRNA expression of genes related to adipogenesis and lipolysis were analyzed in fully differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743091/performance-comparison-of-two-herbal-and-industrial-medicines-using-nanoparticles-with-a-starch-cellulose-shell-and-alginate-core-for-drug-delivery-in-vitro-studies
#12
Akbar Esmaeili, Sahar Behzadi
In this study, the performance of two kinds of industrial and herbal drugs encapsulated in nanoparticles with a shell of starch and cellulose and an alginate core were examined as a new technique for nanoparticle drug delivery. The test method involved creating a suspension of starch and alginate, which was then dried, mixed with cellulose, and heated to form core-shell nanoparticles. The industrial drug calcitonin and an extract of the herb Amaranthus retroflexcus L. were added separately and in combination to the nanoparticles, and the performance of each configuration was evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741083/construction-of-bioengineered-yeast-platform-for-direct-bioethanol-production-from-alginate-and-mannitol
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Toshiyuki Takagi, Yusuke Sasaki, Keisuke Motone, Toshiyuki Shibata, Reiji Tanaka, Hideo Miyake, Tetsushi Mori, Kouichi Kuroda, Mitsuyoshi Ueda
Brown macroalgae are a sustainable and promising source for bioethanol production because they are abundant in ocean ecosystems and contain negligible quantities of lignin. Brown macroalgae contain cellulose, hemicellulose, mannitol, laminarin, and alginate as major carbohydrates. Among these carbohydrates, brown macroalgae are characterized by high levels of alginate and mannitol. The direct bioconversion of alginate and mannitol into ethanol requires extensive bioengineering of assimilation processes in the standard industrial microbe Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
July 24, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739412/alginate-enhances-toll-like-receptor-4-mediated-phagocytosis-by-murine-raw264-7-macrophages
#14
Decheng Bi, Rui Zhou, Nan Cai, Qiuxian Lai, Qingguo Han, Yanwen Peng, Zedong Jiang, Zhishu Tang, Jun Lu, Weiyang Bao, Hong Xu, Xu Xu
Alginate is a naturally acidic polysaccharide consisting alternately of β-D-mannuronic acid and α-L-guluronic acid with 1, 4-glycosidic linkages and is derived from brown seaweeds. Herein, the effect of alginate on the promotion of macrophage phagocytosis and the corresponding molecular mechanisms were investigated in murine RAW264.7 cells. Alginate could enhance the intracellular phagocytosis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), fluorescent microspheres and immunoglobulin G (IgG)-opsonized Staphylococcus aureus (S...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736038/comparative-study-of-the-hypocholesterolemic-and-hypolipidemic-activity-of-alginate-and-amidated-alginate-in-rats
#15
Milan Marounek, Zdeněk Volek, Eva Skřivanová, Tomáš Taubner, Akhir Pebriansyah, Dagmar Dušková
Alginate is a copolymer of β-d-mannuronate and α-l-guluronate, which are present in the cell wall of brown algae. The hypocholesterolemic and hypolipidemic activities of alginate and its derivative, which is prepared by a reaction with octadecylamine, were compared in rats fed diets containing cholesterol and palm fat at 10 and 50g/kg, respectively. Amidated alginate at 20g/kg significantly decreased serum cholesterol from 2.93 to 2.00μmol/mL, serum triacylglycerols from 1.66 to 0.92μmol/mL, hepatic cholesterol from 17...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726668/formulation-and-technology-development-of-herbal-phenolic-biopolymer-containing-films-for-burn-treatment
#16
S Gokadze, V Barbakadze, K Mulkijanyan, A Bakuridze, L Bakuridze
Application of phytofilms based on biosolublepolymers is considered as a prospectivemethod for burn treatment . Herbal remedies contain biologically active substances, that are relatively less toxic, do not cause skin irritation or allergic reactions and, importantly, affectstrains of the microorganisms and viruses resistant to antibiotics and synthetic drugs. Nowadays, the advantages are given to such burn healing drugs, which along with high specific efficacy, have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, and don't irritate the tissues...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717995/ovomucin-nanoparticles-promising-carriers-for-mucosal-delivery-of-drugs-and-bioactive-compounds
#17
Ali Akbari, Jianping Wu
Ovomucin, with a similar structure to mucin and gelation ability at room temperature, is a potential mucosal carrier. To evaluate this potential, the mucoadhesive property of ovomucin was studied by the tensile strength and rheology methods, and compared with three known mucoadhesive polymers, chitosan, polyacrylic acid (PAA), and alginate. Ovomucin particles were basically spherical in shape with an average size of ~572, 235 and 54 nm prepared at pH 5, 6.5, and 9, respectively. The absolute value of the zeta potential increased from ~ -51 mV at pH 5 to ~ -59 and -91 mV at pH 6...
August 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717974/improvement-of-oral-bioavailability-of-lopinavir-without-co-administration-of-ritonavir-using-microspheres-of-thiolated-xyloglucan
#18
Ashwini R Madgulkar, Mangesh R Bhalekar, Ashwini A Kadam
Lopinavir is a BCS Class IV drug exhibiting poor bioavailability due to P-gp efflux and limited permeation. The aim of this research was to formulate and characterize microspheres of lopinavir using thiolated xyloglucan (TH-MPs) as carrier to improve its oral bioavailability without co-administration of ritonavir. Thiomeric microspheres were prepared by ionotropic gelation between alginic acid and calcium ions. Interaction studies were performed using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The thiomeric microspheres were characterized for its entrapment efficiency, T80, surface morphology, and mucoadhesion employing in vitro wash off test...
July 17, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717506/injectable-scaffold-materials-differ-in-their-cell-instructive-effects-on-primary-human-myoblasts
#19
Eva Kildall Hejbøl, Jeeva Sellathurai, Prabha Damodaran Nair, Henrik Daa Schrøder
Scaffolds are materials used for delivery of cells for regeneration of tissues. They support three-dimensional organization and improve cell survival. For the repair of small skeletal muscles, injections of small volumes of cells are attractive, and injectable scaffolds for delivery of cells offer a minimally invasive technique. In this study, we examined in vitro the cell instructive effects of three types of injectable scaffolds, fibrin, alginate, and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-based microparticles on primary human myoblasts...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710984/aggregation-behavior-of-tio2-nanoparticles-in-municipal-effluent-influence-of-ionic-strengthen-and-organic-compounds
#20
Meijie Ren, Harald Horn, Fritz H Frimmel
The influence of ionic strengthen and dissolved organic matter (DOM) on the aggregation of TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) in municipal effluent was investigated. The results demonstrated that DOM promoted the mobility of NPs in aquatic system by synergism between static repulsion and steric effect, while electrolytes were opposite by charge-neutralization. The physical-chemical characteristics of DOM played the major role on the mobility of NPs. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) showed the strongest enhancement on the mobility of TiO2 NPs...
July 11, 2017: Water Research
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