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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445518/use-of-human-fat-grafting-in-the-prevention-of-perineural-adherence-experimental-study-in-athymic-mouse
#1
Mario Cherubino, Igor Pellegatta, Alessandro Crosio, Luigi Valdatta, Stefano Geuna, Rosalba Gornati, Pierluigi Tos
Perineural adherences represent a problem after surgery involving peripheral neural system. Fat-grafting with adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) with their pro-regenerative characteristics can be important to prevent the neural damage or to facilitate the neural regeneration. Our idea was to use the fat-grafting as an anti-adherence device and test its efficacy on a postsurgical scar animal model and comparing to an antiadhesive gel. 32 athymic mice were operated under magnification, we exposed both sciatic nerves...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440091/microbial-exopolysaccharide-mediated-synthesis-and-stabilization-of-metal-nanoparticles
#2
Ganesan Sathiyanarayanan, Krishnamoorthy Dineshkumar, Yung-Hun Yang
Exopolysaccharides (EPSs) are structurally and functionally valuable biopolymer secreted by different prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms in response to biotic/abiotic stresses and to survive in extreme environments. Microbial EPSs are fascinating in various industrial sectors due to their excellent material properties and less toxic, highly biodegradable, and biocompatible nature. Recently, microbial EPSs have been used as a potential template for the rapid synthesis of metallic nanoparticles and EPS-mediated metal reduction processes are emerging as simple, harmless, and environmentally benign green chemistry approaches...
April 25, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438549/poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-co-maleic-acid-pectin-based-hydrogel-forming-systems-gel-film-and-microneedles
#3
Yusuf Kemal Demir, Ayşegül Ülkü Metin, Betül Şatıroğlu, Mehmet Ertuğrul Solmaz, Veysel Kayser, Karsten Mäder
Cross-linking of natural and synthetic polymers is widely explored to achieve the desired material properties (mechanical strength, drug loading capacity, swelling and erosion rates). However, the potential of polymers produced by crosslinking poly (methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic acid) (PMVE/MA) and pectin (PE) in pharmaceutics is mainly unexplored so far. We have investigated the effect of various esterification conditions and pectin content on the physicochemical properties. Materials have been characterized by fourier transform infrared, differential scanning calorimetry and scanning electron microscopy...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437744/fe-%C3%A2-ions-enhanced-catalytic-properties-of-bio-2co3-nanowires-and-mechanism-study-for-complete-degradation-of-xanthate
#4
Yujiao Guo, Kuixin Cui, Mingyi Hu, Shengming Jin
The wire-like Fe(3+)-doped (BiO)2CO3 photocatalyst was synthesized by a hydrothermal method. The photocatalytic property of Fe(3+)-doped (BiO)2CO3 nanowires was evaluated through degradation of sodium isopropyl xanthate under UV-visible light irradiation. The as-prepared Fe(3+)-doped (BiO)2CO3 nanowires were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) in detail...
April 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436822/distinguishing-homogeneous-heterogeneous-degradation-of-norfloxacin-in-a-photochemical-fenton-like-system-fe3o4-uv-oxalate-and-the-interfacial-reaction-mechanism
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Mingjie Huang, Tao Zhou, Xiaohui Wu, Juan Mao
This study demonstrated the efficient degradation of a typical bio-refractory antibiotic norfloxacin (NOR) in a photochemical iron oxides/oxalate system adopting magnetic catalyst (Fe3O4/UV/Ox). It was found that the in-situ generated HO was the main reactive oxygen species (ROS) but CO2(-) could also participate in the NOR degradation to form formylate organic intermediates. Besides, NOR would be degraded via an interesting pathway comprising an initial lag and a subsequent rapid period, where the former could be eliminated by introducing the pre-dissolution of Fe3O4 particles...
March 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433937/perturbation-effect-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-quantum-dots-rgoqds-on-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-pathway-in-zebrafish
#6
Jing-Hui Zhang, Tai Sun, Aping Niu, Yu-Mei Tang, Shun Deng, Wei Luo, Qun Xu, Dapeng Wei, De-Sheng Pei
Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) has been widely used in enormous fields, however, the inherent molecular mechanism of GQDs for potential risks in biological system is still elusive to date. In this study, the outstanding reduced graphene quantum dots (rGOQDs) with the QY as high as 24.62% were successfully synthesized by the improved Hummers method and DMF hydrothermal treatment approach. The rGOQDs were N-doped photoluminescent nanomaterials with functional groups on the surface. The fluorescent bio-imaging was performed by exposing zebrafish in different concentrations of the as-prepared rGOQDs, and the distribution of rGOQDs was successfully observed...
April 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433166/chitosan-graphene-oxide-films-and-co2-dried-porous-aerogel-microspheres-interfacial-interplay-and-stability
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Sana Frindy, Ana Primo, Hamid Ennajih, Abou El Kacem Qaiss, Rachid Bouhfid, Mohamed Lahcini, El Mokhtar Essassi, Hermenegildo Garcia, Abdelkrim El Kadib
The intimate interplay of chitosan (CS) and graphene oxide (GO) in aqueous acidic solution has been explored to design upon casting, nanostructured "brick-and-mortar" films (CS-GO-f) and by acidic-to-basic pH inversion, porous CO2-dried aerogel microspheres (CS-GO-m). Owing to the presence of oxygenated functional groups in GO, good-quality crack-free hybrid films were obtained. Mechanical properties were improved independently of the GO content and it was found that a 20wt% loading affords hybrid film characterized with a Young modulus three times superior to that reached with the same loading of layered clay...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432102/two-distinct-%C3%AE-l-arabinofuranosidases-in-caldicellulosiruptor-species-drive-degradation-of-arabinose-based-polysaccharides
#8
Md Abu Saleh, Wen-Jie Han, Ming Lu, Bing Wang, Huayue Li, Robert M Kelly, Fu-Li Li
Species in the extremely thermophilic genus Caldicellulosiruptor can degrade unpretreated plant biomass through the action of multi-modular glycoside hydrolases. To date, most focus with these bacteria has been on hydrolysis of glucans and xylans, while biodegradation mechanism for arabinose-based polysaccharides remains unclear. Here, putative α-L-arabinofuranosidases (AbFs) were identified in Caldicellulosiruptor species by homology to less thermophilic versions of these enzymes. From this screen, an extracellular XynF was determined to be a key factor in hydrolyzing α-1,2-, α-1,3-, and α-1,5-L-arabinofuranosyl residues of arabinose-based polysaccharides...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429319/biochemistry-and-physiology-of-heavy-metal-resistance-and-accumulation-in-euglena
#9
Rafael Moreno-Sánchez, Sara Rodríguez-Enríquez, Ricardo Jasso-Chávez, Emma Saavedra, Jorge D García-García
Free-living microorganisms may become suitable models for removal of heavy metals from polluted water bodies, sediments, and soils by using and enhancing their metal accumulating abilities. The available research data indicate that protists of the genus Euglena are a highly promising group of microorganisms to be used in bio-remediation of heavy metal-polluted aerobic and anaerobic acidic aquatic environments. This chapter analyzes the variety of biochemical mechanisms evolved in E. gracilis to resist, accumulate and remove heavy metals from the environment, being the most relevant those involving (1) adsorption to the external cell pellicle; (2) intracellular binding by glutathione and glutathione polymers, and their further compartmentalization as heavy metal-complexes into chloroplasts and mitochondria; (3) polyphosphate biosynthesis; and (4) secretion of organic acids...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425667/soft-multifunctional-composites-and-emulsions-with-liquid-metals
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Navid Kazem, Tess Hellebrekers, Carmel Majidi
Binary mixtures of liquid metal (LM) or low-melting-point alloy (LMPA) in an elastomeric or fluidic carrier medium can exhibit unique combinations of electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. This emerging class of soft multifunctional composites have potential applications in wearable computing, bio-inspired robotics, and shape-programmable architectures. The dispersion phase can range from dilute droplets to connected networks that support electrical conductivity. In contrast to deterministically patterned LM microfluidics, LMPA- and LM-embedded elastomer (LMEE) composites are statistically homogenous and exhibit effective bulk properties...
April 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419727/endotoxin-testing-of-a-wound-debridement-device-containing-medicinal-lucilia-sericata-larvae
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Samantha Pickles, David Pritchard
Alimentary products of medicinal Lucilia sericata larvae are studied to determine their mechanisms of action, particularly in the contexts of wound debridement and disinfection. Furthermore, the larvae can be applied to patients in contained medical devices (such as the BioBag; BioMonde). Here, we tested the materials and larval content of the most commonly used debridement device (the "BB-50") to explore the possibility that endotoxins may be contributing to the bio-activity of the product, given that endotoxins are potent stimulants of cellular activation...
April 17, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415546/effect-of-nano-micro-ag-compound-particles-on-the-bio-corrosion-antibacterial-properties-and-cell-biocompatibility-of-ti-ag-alloys
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Mian Chen, Lei Yang, Lan Zhang, Yong Han, Zheng Lu, Gaowu Qin, Erlin Zhang
In this research, Ti-Ag alloys were prepared by powder metallurgy, casting and heat treatment method in order to investigate the effect of Ag compound particles on the bio-corrosion, the antibacterial property and the cell biocompatibility. Ti-Ag alloys with different sizes of Ag or Ag-compounds particles were successfully prepared: small amount of submicro-scale (100nm) Ti2Ag precipitates with solid solution state of Ag, large amount of nano-scale (20-30nm) Ti2Ag precipitates with small amount of solid solution state of Ag and micro-scale lamellar Ti2Ag phases, and complete solid solution state of Ag...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415419/lsp-mao-composite-bio-coating-on-az80-magnesium-alloy-for-biomedical-application
#13
Ying Xiong, Qiang Hu, Renguo Song, Xiaxia Hu
A composite bio-coating was fabricated on AZ80 magnesium (Mg) alloy by using micro-arc oxidation (MAO) under the pretreatment of laser shock peening (LSP) in order to improve the bio-corrosion resistance and the mechanical integrity. LSP treatment could induce grain refinement and compressive residual stress field on the surface of material. MAO bio-coating was grown in alkaline electrolyte with hydroxyapatite (HA, Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2) to improve the biological properties of the material. The microstructure, element and phase composition for untreated based material (BM) and treated samples (LSP layer, MAO bio-coating and LSP/MAO composite bio-coating) were investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415408/role-of-cellulose-functionality-in-bio-inspired-synthesis-of-nano-bioactive-glass
#14
Nidhi Gupta, Deenan Santhiya
In search of abundant cheaper natural polymer for bio-inspired bioactive glass nanoparticles synthesis, cellulose and its derivatives have been considered as a template. Different templates explored in the present studies are pure cellulose, methyl cellulose and amine grafted cellulose. To the best of our knowledge, for the first time of the considered templates, pure cellulose and amine grafted cellulose results in in situ nano particulate composite formation while interestingly methyl cellulose proves to be an excellent sacrificial template for the synthesis of uniform bioglass nanoparticles of diameter in the range of 55nm...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413355/a-computational-continuum-model-of-poroelastic-beds
#15
U Lācis, G A Zampogna, S Bagheri
Despite the ubiquity of fluid flows interacting with porous and elastic materials, we lack a validated non-empirical macroscale method for characterizing the flow over and through a poroelastic medium. We propose a computational tool to describe such configurations by deriving and validating a continuum model for the poroelastic bed and its interface with the above free fluid. We show that, using stress continuity condition and slip velocity condition at the interface, the effective model captures the effects of small changes in the microstructure anisotropy correctly and predicts the overall behaviour in a physically consistent and controllable manner...
March 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412902/nanosafety-towards-safer-nanoparticles-by-design
#16
Neus G Bastús, Víctor Puntes
The continuous development of Nanotechnology is progressively introducing nanoparticles into society. However, little is known about the safety of nanoparticles and functions of engineered nanomaterials, in particular how the physicochemical properties of the materials relate to mechanisms of injury at the nano-bio interface. While comprehensive knowledge on the potential toxicity of NPs is still lacking, as time goes by and research in the field continues, different aspects, such as interactions with the immune system, perturbation of cellular membranes, transportation of toxic moieties and others are emerging as potentially hazardous aspects of NPs...
April 13, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412156/tyrosine-oxidation-and-nitration-in-transmembrane-peptides-is-connected-to-lipid-peroxidation
#17
Silvina Bartesaghminni, Daniel Herrera, Débora M Martinez, Ariel Petruk, Verónica Demicheli, Madia Trujillo, Marcelo A Martí, Darío A Estrín, Rafael Radi
Tyrosine nitration is an oxidative post-translational modification that can occur in proteins associated to hydrophobic bio-structures such as membranes and lipoproteins. In this work, we have studied tyrosine nitration in membranes using a model system consisting of phosphatidylcholine liposomes with pre-incorporated tyrosine-containing 23 amino acid transmembrane peptides. Tyrosine residues were located at positions 4, 8 or 12 of the amino terminal, resulting in different depths in the bilayer. Tyrosine nitration was accomplished by exposure to peroxynitrite and a peroxyl radical donor or hemin in the presence of nitrite...
April 13, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411183/membrane-permeation-of-arginine-rich-cell-penetrating-peptides-independent-of-transmembrane-potential-as-a-function-of-lipid-composition-and-membrane-fluidity
#18
Rike Wallbrecher, Tobias Ackels, R Alis Olea, Marco J Klein, Lucie Caillon, Jürgen Schiller, Petra H Bovée-Geurts, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Anne S Ulrich, Marc Spehr, Merel J W Adjobo-Hermans, Roland Brock
Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) are prominent delivery vehicles to confer cellular entry of (bio-) macromolecules. Internalization efficiency and uptake mechanism depend, next to the type of CPP and cargo, also on cell type. Direct penetration of the plasma membrane is the preferred route of entry as this circumvents endolysosomal sequestration. However, the molecular parameters underlying this import mechanism are still poorly defined. Here, we make use of the frequently used HeLa and HEK cell lines to address the role of lipid composition and membrane potential...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407572/synthesis-and-viscoelastic-characterization-of-microstructurally-aligned-silk-fibroin-sponges
#19
Debojyoti Panda, Subhajit Konar, Saumendra K Bajpai, A Arockiarajan
Silk fibroin (SF) is a model candidate for use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine owing to its bio-compatible mechanochemical properties. Despite numerous advances made in the fabrication of various biomimetic substrates using SF, relatively few clinical applications have been designed, primarily due to the lack of complete understanding of its constitutive properties. Here we fabricate microstructurally aligned SF sponge using the unidirectional freezing technique wherein a novel solvent-processing technique involving Acetic acid is employed, which obviates the post-treatment of the sponges to induce their water-stability...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407412/adsorption-and-desorption-of-single-stranded-dna-from-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#20
Cameron James Shearer, LePing Yu, Renzo Fenati, Alex Sibley, Jamie Scott Quinton, Christopher Thomas Gibson, Amanda Vera Ellis, Gunther Andersson, Joseph George Shapter
The chemical affinity of single stranded DNA (ssDNA) to adsorb to the surface of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is used for SWCNT purification, separation and in bio-devices. Despite the popularity of research on SWCNT-ssDNA conjugates, very little work has been dedicated to study the removal of adsorbed ssDNA on SWCNTs. This paper reports a comprehensive study of biological, physical and chemical treatments for the removal of ssDNA from SWCNT-ssDNA suspensions. These include enzymatic cleavage, heat treatment under vacuum up to 400 oC, chemical treatments with high or low pH, oxidising conditions, and high ionic strength solvents...
April 13, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
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