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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155402/synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-from-a-desmodium-adscendens-extract-and-its-antibacterial-evaluation-on-wound-dressing-material
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Jaya R Lakkakula, Derek Tantoh Ndinteh, Sandy F van Vuuren, Denise K Olivier, Rui W M Krause
The one-pot synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using the medium-polar extract of Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC. is presented here as an alternative synthesis of metal NPs. Characterisation of the formed NPs showed polydispersed AgNPs ranging from 15 to 100 nm where the concentration of metal ions was found to play a role in the size and shape of the prepared NPs. It could be established that the flavonoids, saponins, and alkaloids present in the extract acted as both reducing and stabilising agents during the formation of the capped metal NPs...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153949/a-novel-label-free-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-ultra-sensitively-detecting-prostate-specific-antigen-based-on-the-enhanced-catalytic-currents-of-oxygen-reduction-catalyzed-by-core-shell-au-pt-nanocrystals
#2
Rui Wang, Ai-Jun Wang, Wei-Dong Liu, Pei-Xin Yuan, Yadong Xue, Xiliang Luo, Jiu-Ju Feng
Herein, bimetallic core-shell Au@Pt nanocrystals (Au@Pt NCs) were prepared by a simple one-pot aqueous method using 2-pyrrolidone-5-carboxylic acid sodium salt (PCA-Na) as a new and green growth-directing agent. The obtained architectures displayed excellent catalytic activity towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) compared with commercial Pt/C catalyst. A novel immunosensor was constructed via assembly prostate specific antibody on the surface of Au@Pt NCs. It was found that the ORR currents were significantly suppressed due to the specific antigen-antibody reaction...
November 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153882/identification-of-probiotic-effector-molecules-present-state-and-future-perspectives
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Sarah Lebeer, Peter A Bron, Maria L Marco, Jan-Peter Van Pijkeren, Mary O'Connell Motherway, Colin Hill, Bruno Pot, Stefan Roos, Todd Klaenhammer
Comprehension of underlying mechanisms of probiotic action will support rationale selection of probiotic strains and targeted clinical study design with a higher likelihood of success. This will consequently contribute to better substantiation of health claims. Here, we aim to provide a perspective from a microbiology point of view that such comprehensive understanding is not straightforward. We show examples of well-documented probiotic effector molecules in Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains, including surface-located molecules such as specific pili, S-layer proteins, exopolysaccharides, muropeptides, as well as more widely produced metabolites such as tryptophan-related and histamine-related metabolites, CpG-rich DNA, and various enzymes such as lactase and bile salt hydrolases...
November 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153719/platinum-silver-alloyed-octahedral-nanocrystals-as-electrocatalyst-for-methanol-oxidation-reaction
#4
Jiajing Li, Heng Rong, Xiaowei Tong, Peng Wang, Tao Chen, Zhenghua Wang
Previous reports show that the {1 1 1} crystal facets of Pt-based nanocrystal catalysts are highly active for the electrooxidation of methanol. In this work, platinum-silver (Pt-Ag) alloy octahedral nanocrystals with exposed {1 1 1} facets are successfully synthesized through a one-pot, wet-chemical route. The growth mechanism of octahedral nanocrystals can be attributed to the stabilization of {1 1 1} facets by PVP. The electrocatalytic performances of the Pt-Ag octahedral nanocrystals with different Pt/Ag ratio and commercial Pt/C are studied...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153699/characterization-of-d-succinylase-from-cupriavidus-sp-p4-10-c-and-its-application-in-d-amino-acid-synthesis
#5
Yosuke Sumida, Sachio Iwai, Yoshiaki Nishiya, Shinya Kumagai, Toshihide Yamada, Masayuki Azuma
d-Amino acids are important building blocks for various compounds, such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. A more cost-effective enzymatic method for d-amino acid production is needed in the industry. We improved a one-pot enzymatic method for d-amino acid production by the dynamic kinetic resolution of N-succinyl amino acids using two enzymes: d-succinylase (DSA) from Cupriavidus sp. P4-10-C, which hydrolyzes N-succinyl-d-amino acids enantioselectively to their corresponding d-amino acid, and N-succinyl amino acid racemase (NSAR, EC...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152975/divergent-synthesis-of-fused-tricyclic-compounds-via-a-tandem-reaction-from-alkynyl-cyclohexadienones-and-diazoesters
#6
Guangyang Xu, Kai Liu, Jiangtao Sun
A distinct one-pot protocol toward several types of fused tricyclic scaffolds has been developed, by employing diazoesters and alkynyl-cyclohexadienones as starting materials, enabling rapid construction of diverse tricyclic compounds with multiple bonds formation in an operationally simple procedure. Typically, this controlled tandem sequence showcases the in situ formation of tetrasubstituted allenoates, an unprecedented anion-triggered annulation, and oxidative aromatization.
November 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150925/one-pot-synthesis-of-a-multi-template-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-the-extraction-of-six-sulfonamide-residues-from-milk-before-hplc-with-diode-array-detection
#7
Maria Kechagia, Victoria Samanidou, Abuzar Kabir, Kenneth G Furton
A highly selective molecularly imprinted polymer sorbent was synthesized and employed for the simultaneous determination of six sulfonamide antibiotic residues (sulfanilamide, sulfacetamide, sulfadiazine, sulfathiazole, sulfamerazine and sulfamethizole) in milk samples. Multi-analyte imprinted particles were used as sorbent in solid phase extraction. Sulfonamides were separated on a high-performance liquid chromatography column (Merck-Lichrospher RP18e, 5 μm 250 × 4 mm) and further identified and quantified by diode array detection...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150758/predictors-for-achieving-adequate-protein-and-energy-intake-in-nursing-home-rehabilitation-patients
#8
J I van Zwienen-Pot, M Visser, H M Kruizenga
BACKGROUND: Adequate energy and protein intake could be essential for contributing significantly to the rehabilitations process. Data on the actual nutritional intake of older nursing home rehabilitation patients have not yet been investigated. AIMS: To investigate the nutritional intake and predictors for achieving protein and energy requirements on the 14th day of admission in nursing home rehabilitation patients. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients aged 65+ years newly admitted to nursing home rehabilitation wards were included...
November 17, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150635/one-pot-synthesis-of-trifunctional-chitosan-edta-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-polymer-for-simultaneous-removal-of-metals-and-organic-micropollutants
#9
Feiping Zhao, Eveliina Repo, Dulin Yin, Li Chen, Simo Kalliola, Juntao Tang, Evgenia Iakovleva, Kam Chiu Tam, Mika Sillanpää
The global contamination of water resources with inorganic and organic micropollutants, such as metals and pharmaceuticals, poses a critical threat to the environment and human health. Herein, we report on a bio-derived chitosan-EDTA-β-cyclodextrin (CS-ED-CD) trifunctional adsorbent fabricated via a facile and green one-pot synthesis method using EDTA as a cross-linker, for the adsorption of toxic metals and organic micropollutants from wastewater. In this system, chitosan chain is considered as the backbone, and the immobilized cyclodextrin cavities capture the organic compounds via host-guest inclusion complexation, while EDTA-groups complex metals...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150447/the-prototypical-proton-coupled-oligopeptide-transporter-ydgr-from-escherichia-coli-facilitates-chloramphenicol-uptake-into-bacterial-cells
#10
Bala K Prabhala, Nanda G Aduri, Neha Sharma, Aqsa Shaheen, Arpan Sharma, Mazhar Iqbal, Paul R Hansen, Christoffer Brasen, Michael Gajhede, Moazur Rahman, Osman Mirza
Chloramphenicol (Cam) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to combat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Cam export from bacterial cells is one of the mechanisms by which pathogens resist Cam's antibacterial effects, and several different proteins are known to facilitate this process. However, to date no report exists on any specific transport protein that facilitates Cam uptake. The proton-coupled oligopeptide transporter (POT) YdgR from Escherichia coli is a prototypical member of the POT family, functioning in proton-coupled uptake of di- and tripeptides...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149729/functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-as-affinity-nanoprobes-for-multiple-lectins
#11
Karuppuchamy Selvaprakash, Yu-Chie Chen
Glycan-lectin interactions are commonly observed in nature. Analytical methods, which are used to detect lectins that rely on the use of glycan ligand-modified nanoprobes as affinity probes, have been developed. Most of the existing methods are focused on the use of synthetic glycan ligands. Nevertheless, naturally available glycoproteins, such as ovalbumin in chicken egg whites, are good sources for fabricating glycan-immobilized nanoprobes. In this study, we generated functionalized gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) from a one-pot reaction by reacting chicken egg white (cew) proteins with aqueous tetrachloroaurate...
November 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149720/a-robust-strategy-for-preparation-of-sequential-stimuli-responsive-block-copolymer-prodrugs-via-thiolactone-chemistry-to-overcome-multiple-anticancer-drug-delivery-barriers
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Wendong Ke, Wei Yin, Zengshi Zha, Jean Felix Mukerabigwi, Weijian Chen, Yuheng Wang, Chuanxin He, Zhishen Ge
Block copolymer prodrugs (BCPs) have attracted considerable attentions in clinical translation of nanomedicine owing to their self-assembly into well-defined core-shell nanoparticles for improved pharmacokinetics, stability in blood circulation without drug leakage, and optimized biodistribution. However, a cascade of physiological barriers against specific delivery of drugs into tumor cells limit the final therapeutic efficacy. Herein, we report a robust and facile strategy based on thiolactone chemistry to fabricate well-defined BCPs with sequential tumor pH-promoted cellular internalization and intracellular stimuli-responsive drug release...
November 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149646/dependence-of-growth-inhibiting-action-of-increased-planting-density-on-capacity-of-lettuce-plants-to-synthesize-aba
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Lidiya B Vysotskaya, Tatyana N Arkhipova, Guzel R Kudoyarova, Stanislav Yu Veselov
Inhibition of lettuce plant growth under increased planting density was accompanied by accumulation of abscisic acid (ABA) in the shoots of competing plants. To check causal relationship between these responses we studied the effect of decreased synthesis of ABA on growth indexes and hormonal balance of lettuce plants under elevated density of their planting (one (single) or three (competing) plants per pot). Herbicide fluridone was used to inhibit ABA synthesis. Preliminary experiments with single plants showed that presence of fluridone in the soil solution at rather low concentration (0...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148813/stitching-oxindoles-and-ynones-in-a-domino-process-access-to-spirooxindoles-and-application-to-a-short-synthesis-of-spindomycin-b
#14
Ramesh Samineni, Jaipal Madapa, Srihari Pabbaraja, Goverdhan Mehta
A general, transition-metal-free, one-pot, domino Michael-SNAr or AdNE substitution protocol was devised for spiroannulation of oxindoles with ortho-bromoaryl ynones, β-bromoalkenyl ynones, and β-bromoalkenyl enones in a convenient and efficient manner. As an application, a short synthesis of tetracyclic alkaloid spindomycin B was accomplished.
November 17, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148773/in-situ-nondestructive-analysis-of-kalanchoe-pinnata-leaf-surface-structure-by-polarization-modulation-infrared-reflection-absorption-spectroscopy
#15
Tetsuya Hama, Akira Kouchi, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Enami, Takafumi Shimoaka, Takeshi Hasegawa
The outermost surface of the leaves of land plants is covered with a lipid membrane called the cuticle that protects against various stress factors. Probing the molecular-level structure of the intact cuticle is highly desirable for understanding its multifunctional properties. We report the in situ characterization of the surface structure of Kalanchoe pinnata leaves using polarization-modulation infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS). Without sample pretreatment, PM-IRRAS measures the IR spectra of the leaf cuticle of a potted K...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148765/one-pot-synthesis-of-polysubstituted-imidazoles-via-sequential-staudinger-aza-wittig-ag-i-catalyzed-cyclization-isomerization
#16
Jun Xiong, Xiao Wei, Zi-Ming Liu, Ming-Wu Ding
A new one-pot preparation of polysubstituted imidazoles by a Staudinger/aza-Wittig/Ag(I)-catalyzed cyclization/isomerization has been developed. The easily acessible propargylazide derivatives reacted with triphenylphosphine, isocyanates and amines sequentially to produce the fully substituted imidazoles in good overall yields in the presence of catalytic amount of AgNO3/DMAP.
November 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148721/ratiometric-fluorescence-sensing-and-real-time-detection-of-wa-ter-in-organic-solvents-with-one-pot-synthesis-of-ru-mil-101-al-nh2
#17
Hua-Qing Yin, Jichun Yang, Xue-Bo Yin
Ratiometric fluorescence detection attracts much attention because of its decreased environment influence and easy-to-differentiate color and intensity change. Herein, a guest-encapsulation metal organic framework (MOF), Ru@MIL-NH2, is prepared with 2-aminoterephthalic acid, AlCl3, and Ru(bpy)32+ by simple one-pot method for ratiometric fluorescence sensing of water in organic solvents. The rational selection of excitation wavelength provides dual emission at 465 and 615 nm from Ru@MIL-NH2 under single excitation of 300 nm...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148619/molten-salt-assisted-self-assembly-synthesis-of-mesoporous-licoo2-and-limn2-o4-thin-films-and-investigation-of-electrocatalytic-water-oxidation-performance-of-lithium-cobaltate
#18
Gülbahar Saat, Fadime Mert Balci, Elif Pınar Alsaç, Ferdi Karadas, Ömer Dag
Mesoporous thin films of transition metal lithiates (TML) belong to an important group of materials for the advancement of electrochemical systems. This study demonstrates a simple one pot method to synthesize the first examples of mesoporous LiCoO2 and LiMn2 O4 thin films. Molten salt assisted self-assembly can be used to establish an easy route to produce mesoporous TML thin films. The salts (LiNO3 and [Co(H2 O)6 ](NO3 )2 or [Mn(H2 O)4 ](NO3 )2 ) and two surfactants (10-lauryl ether and cethyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) or cethyltrimethylammonium nitrate (CTAN)) form stable liquid crystalline mesophases...
November 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148604/biomass-derived-n-doped-carbons-with-silica-supported-ultrasmall-zno-nanoparticles-robust-catalysts-for-the-green-synthesis-of-benzimidazoles
#19
Bo Chen, Chan Zhang, Libo Niu, Xiaozhen Shi, Huiling Zhang, Xingwang Lan, Guoyi Bai
Ultrasmall ZnO nanoparticles anchored on N-doped carbons with silica support (ZnO/SiO2-NC) were fabricated from chitosan and metal ions using a one-pot self-assembly strategy, and were successfully applied to the synthesis of 2-arylbenzimidazoles under mild conditions. These catalysts showed excellent stability and could be used six times without loss of conversion and selectivity. Using silica gel and biomass chitosan as a source of hydrophilic N-doped carbon facilitated the uniform dispersion of the ZnO nanoparticles in methanol and therefore their contact with reactants, contributing to a high catalytic performance...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148294/synthesis-physiochemical-property-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-novel-quaternary-ammonium-salts
#20
Xianrui Xie, Wei Cong, Feng Zhao, Hongjuan Li, Wenyu Xin, Guige Hou, Chunhua Wang
Twenty-four novel 5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiol (POT) analogues, benzo[d]oxazole-2-thiol, benzo[d]thiazole-2-thiol and 5-methyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-thiol-substituted N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl) quaternary ammonium salts (QAS) (5a-d, 6a-d, 7a-d, 10a-d, 13a-d, 16a-d) were prepared and characterised by FTIR, NMR and elemental analysis. Part of target compounds (5d, 6d, 7d, 10d, 13d, 16d) displayed potent antimicrobial effect against ten common pathogens (S. aureus, α-H-tococcus, β-H-tococcus, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris, Canidia Albicans, Cytospora mandshurica, Physalospora piricola, Aspergillus niger) and had relatively low cytotoxity against two human cell lines (HaCat and LO2)...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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