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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938186/electrochemiluminescence-resonance-energy-transfer-system-between-gnrs-and-ru-bpy-3-2-application-in-magnetic-aptasensor-for-%C3%AE-amyloid
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Hong Ke, Haifeng Sha, Yinfang Wang, Weiwei Guo, Xin Zhang, Zhiming Wang, Chusen Huang, Nengqin Jia
Electrochemiluminescent (ECL) assay has gradually drawn increasing interest in the biomedical analysis. This paper proposed a new methodology for ultrasensitive and facile detection of Alzheimer's disease marker β-amyloid (Aβ) by fabricating a sandwich-type ECL sensing platform. Herein, electrochemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (ECL-RET) was employed to determine Aβ concentration, which can be attributed to the quenching effect from RET between Ru(bpy)3(2+) and gold nanorods (GNRs) acting as ECL-RET electron donor and acceptor, respectively...
September 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938141/amendment-damages-the-function-of-continuous-flooding-in-decreasing-cd-and-pb-uptake-by-rice-in-acid-paddy-soil
#2
Xinxin Ye, Hongying Li, Ligan Zhang, Rushan Chai, Renfeng Tu, Hongjian Gao
Combinations of remediation technologies are needed to solve the problem of soil contamination in paddy rice, due to multiple potential toxic elements (PTEs). Two potential mitigation methods, water management and in-situ remediation by soil amendment, have been widely used in treatment of PTE-polluted paddy soil. However, the interactive relationship between soil amendment and water management, and its influence on the accumulation of PTEs in rice are poorly understood. Greenhouse pot experiments were conducted to examine the effects of phosphate amendment on Cd and Pb availability in soil and their influence on Cd and Pb uptake into rice, on Fe and P availability in soil, and on the alteration of Fe amount and compartment on root surface among different water management strategies...
September 19, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937677/synthesis-and-materialization-of-a-reaction-diffusion-french-flag-pattern
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Anton S Zadorin, Yannick Rondelez, Guillaume Gines, Vadim Dilhas, Georg Urtel, Adrian Zambrano, Jean-Christophe Galas, André Estevez-Torres
During embryo development, patterns of protein concentration appear in response to morphogen gradients. These patterns provide spatial and chemical information that directs the fate of the underlying cells. Here, we emulate this process within non-living matter and demonstrate the autonomous structuration of a synthetic material. First, we use DNA-based reaction networks to synthesize a French flag, an archetypal pattern composed of three chemically distinct zones with sharp borders whose synthetic analogue has remained elusive...
October 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937645/bioelectrochemical-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-in-an-antibody-based-biomicrosystem
#4
Danna Sepulveda, Miguel A Aroca, Andres Varela, Patricia Del Portillo, Johann F Osma
Bioelectrochemical sensing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through electro-immunosensors is a promising technique to detect relevant analytes. In general, immunosensors require the formation of organic assemblies by the adsorption of molecular constituents. Moreover, they depend on the correct immobilization of the bio-recognition element in the biosensor. These procedures cannot be easily monitored without the use of invasive methods. In this work, an impedance analysis technique was used, as a non-invasive method, to measure and differentiate the manufacturing stages of the sensors...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937328/biomechanical-effects-of-hybrid-stabilization-on-the-risk-of-proximal-adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-lumbar-spinal-fusion-using-an-interspinous-device-or-a-pedicle-screw-based-dynamic-fixator
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Chang-Hyun Lee, Young Eun Kim, Hak Joong Lee, Dong Gyu Kim, Chi Heon Kim
OBJECTIVE Pedicle screw-rod-based hybrid stabilization (PH) and interspinous device-based hybrid stabilization (IH) have been proposed to prevent adjacent-segment degeneration (ASD) and their effectiveness has been reported. However, a comparative study based on sound biomechanical proof has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical effects of IH and PH on the transition and adjacent segments. METHODS A validated finite element model of the normal lumbosacral spine was used...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936681/production-of-r-mandelic-acid-using-nitrilase-from-recombinant-e-coli-cells-immobilized-with-tris-hydroxymethyl-phosphine
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Xin-Hong Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Ya-Ping Xue, Yuan-Shan Wang, Bo Yang, Yu-Guo Zheng
Recombinant Escherichia coli cells harboring nitrilase from Alcaligenes faecalis were immobilized using tris(hydroxymethyl)phosphine (THP) as the coupling agent. The optimal pH and temperature of the THP-immobilized cells were determined at pH 8.0 and 55 °C. The half-lives of THP-immobilized cells measured at 35, 40, and 50 °C were 1800, 965, and 163 h, respectively. The concentration of R-mandelic acid (R-MA) reached 358 mM after merely 1-h conversion by the immobilized cells with 500 mM R,S-mandelonitrile (R,S-MN), affording the highest productivity of 1307 g L(-1) day(-1) and the space-time productivity of 143...
September 22, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936612/endotracheal-intubation-ultrasound-guided-versus-fiberscope-in-patients-with-cervical-spine-immobilization
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Moustafa Abdelaziz Moustafa, Emad A Arida, Ola M Zanaty, Sameh Fathy El-Tamboly
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound has growing applications in airway management during anesthesia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of real-time ultrasound-guided tracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization relative to fiberscope-guided tracheal intubation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled study was carried out on 266 adult patients who have a rigid neck collar in place for cervical spine immobilization and were randomly allocated into two equal groups...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936507/a-pyrene-modified-cobalt-salophen-complex-immobilized-on-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-acting-as-a-precursor-for-efficient-electrocatalytic-water-oxidation
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Ting-Ting Li, Jinjie Qian, Qianqian Zhou, Jian-Li Lin, Yue-Qing Zheng
Immobilization of earth-abundant water oxidation catalysts (WOCs) on carbon supports to produce functional electrodes for electrochemical water splitting is a crucial approach for future clean energy production. Herein we report the non-covalent immobilization of a pyrene-bearing cobalt(ii) Schiff base complex (2) on the surface of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to form a hybrid anode for electrocatalytic water oxidation. The 2/MWCNT anode displayed excellent catalytic activity and durability in neutral aqueous solution, and a catalytic current density of 1...
September 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936276/microscopic-origin-of-wall-slip-during-flow-of-an-entangled-dna-solution-in-microfluidics-flow-induced-chain-stretching-versus-chain-desorption
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Orin Hemminger, Pouyan E Boukany
Despite the relevance and importance of slip, a fundamental understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms of wall slip in polymer flow is still missing. In this work, we investigate the slip behavior of an entangled DNA solution at a molecular scale using a confocal microscope coupled to a microfluidic device. From microscopic measurement, we obtain both the velocity profile and conformation of polymeric chains by visualizing DNA molecules during flow on various surfaces (ranging from weak to strong interactions with DNA molecules)...
July 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935871/evaluation-of-biochars-from-different-stock-materials-as-carriers-of-bacterial-strain-for-remediation-of-heavy-metal-contaminated-soil
#10
Ting Wang, Hongwen Sun, Xinhao Ren, Bing Li, Hongjun Mao
Two kinds of biochars, one derived from corn straw and one from pig manure, were studied as carriers of a mutant genotype from Bacillus subtilis (B38) for heavy metal contaminated soil remediation. After amendment with biochar, the heavy metal bioavailability decreased. Moreover, the heavy metal immobilization ability of the biochar was enhanced by combining it with B38. The simultaneous application of B38 and pig manure-derived biochar exhibited a superior effect on the promotion of plant growth and the immobilization of heavy metals in soil...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935166/mitochondrial-nanotunnels
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REVIEW
Amy E Vincent, Doug M Turnbull, Veronica Eisner, György Hajnóczky, Martin Picard
Insight into the regulation of complex physiological systems emerges from understanding how biological units communicate with each other. Recent findings show that mitochondria communicate at a distance with each other via nanotunnels, thin double-membrane protrusions that connect the matrices of non-adjacent mitochondria. Emerging evidence suggest that mitochondrial nanotunnels are generated by immobilized mitochondria and transport proteins. This review integrates data from the evolutionarily conserved structure and function of intercellular projections in bacteria with recent developments in mitochondrial imaging that permit nanotunnel visualization in eukaryotes...
September 18, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933830/immobilized-cobalt-bis-benzenedithiolate-complexes-exceptionally-active-heterogeneous-electrocatalysts-for-dihydrogen-production-from-mildly-acidic-aqueous-solutions
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Shawn C Eady, Molly M MacInnes, Nicolai Lehnert
A series of cobalt bis(benzenedithiolate) complexes with varying benzenedithiolate (general abbreviation: bdt(2-)) ring substitutions (S2C6X4(2-)) were prepared and adsorbed on inexpensive electrodes composed of (a) reduced graphene oxide (RGO) electrodeposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) and (b) highly ordered pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). The catalyst-adsorbed electrodes are characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Catalyst loading across the ligand series improved notably with increasing halide substitution [from 2...
September 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933685/adsorption-of-re-3-from-aqueous-solutions-by-bayberry-tannin-immobilized-on-chitosan
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Xianying Qiu, Yueyue Shen, Ruilin Yang, Hongcheng Zhang, Shilin Zhao
Bayberry tannin immobilized on chitosan (CS-BT) was successfully prepared, and its adsorption performance was studied for aqueous solutions of rare earth ions. The as-prepared absorbents were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy. The equilibrium adsorption capacity was achieved in approximately 30 min. The adsorption process of CS-BT for Nd(3+) ion was well fitted with a Freundlich model. Sorption of Nd(3+) onto CS-BT could be well described by the pseudo second-order kinetics...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933278/an-insight-into-biophysical-characterization-and-genotoxicity-assessment-of-concanavalin-a-immobilized-on-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles
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Aabgeena Naeem, Taqi Khan, Tauqir Alam, Qayyum Husain
Concanavalin A (Con A) immobilized on the hexagonal zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles, using various techniques like atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction showed changes in morphology of Con A and ZnO nanoparticles. FT-IR spectroscopy confirmed the linking of Con A amino groups with ZnO nanoparticles. Con A immobilized nanoparticles in contrast to native lectin showed visible changes in hemagglutination activity as confirmed by pH dependence studies using fluorimetry. The Con A coated ZnO nanoparticles did not induce any significant damage to whole cell DNA as revealed from comet assay or plasmid DNA...
September 19, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933034/improved-biodegradation-of-synthetic-azo-dye-by-anionic-cross-linking-of-chloroperoxidase-on-zno-sio2-nanocomposite-support
#15
Xinyu Jin, Saisai Li, Nengbing Long, Ruifeng Zhang
A novel ZnO nanowire/macroporous SiO2 composite was used as a support to immobilize chloroperoxidase (CPO) by in situ cross-linking method. An anionic bi-epoxy compound was synthesized and used as a long-chained anionic cross-linker, and it was adsorbed on the surface of ZnO nanowires through static interaction before reaction with CPO, creating a new approach to change the structure, property, and catalytic performance of the produced cross-linking enzyme aggregates (CLEAs) of CPO. The immobilized CPO showed high activity in the decolorization of three azo dyes...
September 20, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932860/immobilized-enzymes-understanding-enzyme-surface-interactions-at-the-molecular-level
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REVIEW
Marie Hoarau, Somayesadat Badieyan, E Neil G Marsh
Enzymes immobilized on solid supports have important and industrial and medical applications. However, their uses are limited by the significant reductions in activity and stability that often accompany the immobilization process. Here we review recent advances in our understanding of the molecular level interactions between proteins and supporting surfaces that contribute to changes in stability and activity. This understanding has been facilitated by the application of various surface-sensitive spectroscopic techniques that allow the structure and orientation of enzymes at the solid/liquid interface to be probed, often with monolayer sensitivity...
September 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932837/enhanced-anodic-electrochemiluminescence-of-cdte-quantum-dots-based-on-electrocatalytic-oxidation-of-a-co-reactant-by-dendrimer-encapsulated-pt-nanoparticles-and-its-application-for-sandwiched-immunoassays
#17
Lu-Lu Ren, Hao Dong, Ting-Ting Han, Yun Chen, Shou-Nian Ding
Herein, we synthesized Pt dendrimer-encapsulated nanoparticles (Pt DENs) using amine-terminated sixth-generation polyamidoamine dendrimers. The enhanced and stable anodic electrochemiluminescence (ECL) of 3-mercaptopropionic acid-capped CdTe quantum dots (QDs) in a tripropylamine solution was achieved owing to Pt DENs. The reason may be that Pt DENs exhibit high catalytic electrochemical oxidation in the presence of tripropylamine and excellent conductive property. Inspired by this, Pt DENs were conjugated with Fe3O4@SiO2 nanoparticles and served as nano-carriers...
September 21, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931989/effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-therapy-on-a-rat-knee-joint-contracture-model
#18
Masanori Watanabe, Satoshi Kojima, Masahiro Hoso
[Purpose] Histopathological investigation of the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on joint components using a rat knee joint contracture model. [Subjects and Methods] Nineteen, 9-week-old Wistar male rats were divided into a control group (n=6) and an experimental group. Rats in the experimental group underwent cast immobilization of the right rear limb for 8 weeks. They were then randomly divided into a non-treatment group (n=6), which was raised under normal conditions for 4 weeks, and a treatment group (n=7), which underwent LIPUS for 4 weeks...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931936/bite-force-in-the-horned-frog-ceratophrys-cranwelli-with-implications-for-extinct-giant-frogs
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A Kristopher Lappin, Sean C Wilcox, David J Moriarty, Stephanie A R Stoeppler, Susan E Evans, Marc E H Jones
Of the nearly 6,800 extant frog species, most have weak jaws that play only a minor role in prey capture. South American horned frogs (Ceratophrys) are a notable exception. Aggressive and able to consume vertebrates their own size, these "hopping heads" use a vice-like grip of their jaws to restrain and immobilize prey. Using a longitudinal experimental design, we quantified the ontogenetic profile of bite-force performance in post-metamorphic Ceratophrys cranwelli. Regression slopes indicate positive allometric scaling of bite force with reference to head and body size, results that concur with scaling patterns across a diversity of taxa, including fish and amniotes (lizards, tuatara, turtles, crocodylians, rodents)...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931875/ultrasensitive-nano-rt-ipcr-for-determination-of-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-in-natural-samples
#20
Xiaohan Zhang, Xianyin Ping, Huisheng Zhuang
Extensive polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) use has resulted in its increasingly widespread presence in the environment. PBDEs release from existing products can still persist and accumulate in the environment as well as in human and wildlife magnifying through the food web. Due to its ultra-trace amount in the environment, a novel ultrasensitive nano-rt-iPCR assay has been developed to determine polybrominated diphenyl ethers in natural samples. Numerous amino-DNA and polyclonal antibody (anti-PBDE) were immobilized onto the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to form antibody-SWCNTs-DNA signal amplifier used in the proposed immunoassay system...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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