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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148722/acoustic-wave-driven-functionalized-particles-for-aptamer-based-target-biomolecule-separation
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Raheel Ahmad, Ghulam Destgeer, Muhammad Afzal, Jinsoo Park, Husnain Ahmed, Jin Ho Jung, Kwangseok Park, Tae-Sung Yoon, Hyung Jin Sung
We developed a hybrid microfluidic device that utilized acoustic waves to drive functionalized microparticles inside a continuous flow microchannel and to separate particle-conjugated target proteins from a complex fluid. The acoustofluidic device comprised of an interdigitated transducer (IDT) that produced high-frequency surface acoustic waves (SAW) in a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic channel. The SAW interacted with the sample fluid flow inside the microchannel and deflected particles from their original streamlines to achieve separation...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146990/how-gluttonous-cell-aggregates-clear-substrates-coated-with-microparticles
#2
Grégory Beaune, Andy Y W Lam, Sylvie Dufour, Françoise M Winnik, Françoise Brochard-Wyart
We study the spreading of cell aggregates deposited on adhesive substrates decorated with microparticles (MPs). A cell monolayer expands around the aggregate. The cells on the periphery of the monolayer take up the MPs, clearing the substrate as they progress and forming an aureole of cells filled with MPs. We study the dynamics of spreading and determine the width of the aureole and the level of MP internalization in cells as a function of MP size, composition, and density. From the radius and width of the aureole, we quantify the volume fraction of MPs within the cell, which leads to an easy, fast, and inexpensive measurement of the cell - particle internalization...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145085/analysis-of-microplastics-in-water-by-micro-raman-spectroscopy-release-of-plastic-particles-from-different-packaging-into-mineral-water
#3
Darena Schymanski, Christophe Goldbeck, Hans-Ulrich Humpf, Peter Fürst
Microplastics are anthropogenic contaminants which have been found in oceans, lakes and rivers. Investigations focusing on drinking water are rare and studies have mainly been using micro-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (μ-FT-IR). A major limitation of this technique is its inability to detect particles smaller than 20 μm. However, micro-Raman spectroscopy is capable of detecting even smaller particle sizes. Therefore, we show that this technique, which was used in this study, is particularly useful in detecting microplastics in drinking water where particle sizes are in the low micrometer range...
November 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144198/development-of-novel-fluorescent-particles-applicable-for-phagocytosis-assays-with-human-macrophages
#4
Cecilia Sóñora, Paula Arbildi, Iris Miraballes-Martínez, Ana Hernández
Phagocytosis is a fundamental process for removal of pathogens and for clearance of apoptotic cells. The objective of this work was the preparation of fluorescent microspheres by a simple method and the evaluation of its applicability in phagocytosis assays by using different human derived cells, differentiated THP-1 cell line and blood monocytes, with flow cytometry measurements for functionality assays. Our results show that microparticles are efficiently internalized in a non-opsonized form and in dose dependent manner by both cellular types...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140306/chitosan-spray-dried-microparticles-for-controlled-delivery-of-venlafaxine-hydrochloride
#5
Inmaculada Aranaz, Ines Paños, Carlos Peniche, Ángeles Heras, Niuris Acosta
Venlafaxine controlled drug delivery systems using different matrixes have been tested to reduce undesirable side effects in the treatment of depression. The legal status of chitosan (Cs) in Pharmacy has dramatically improved after its acceptance as excipient in several Pharmacopeias and, therefore, there is great interest in pharmaceutical formulations based on this polymer. In this paper, chitosan microcapsules cross-linked with sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP) for oral delivery of venlafaxine were formulated using the spray drying technique...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132816/deferiprone-inhibits-iron-overload-induced-tissue-factor-bearing-endothelial-microparticle-generation-by-inhibition-oxidative-stress-induced-mitochondrial-injury-and-apoptosis
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Shing Chan, Qizhou Lian, Mei-Pian Chen, Dan Jiang, Jolie T K Ho, Yiu-Fai Cheung, Godfrey C F Chan
Iron overload-induced cardiovascular toxicity is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in beta-thalassemia major patients. We have previously shown that iron overload-induced systemic arterial changes characterized by endothelial dysfunction are associated with increased endothelial microparticle (EMP) release. In this study, we further demonstrate how EMP release is associated with iron-induced mitochondrial injury and apoptosis of endothelial cells. Iron increased the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium influx into mitochondria [Ca(2+)]m...
November 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132745/-membranous-microparticles-and-respiratory-disease
#7
REVIEW
B Renaud-Picard, J Toussaint, A Leclercq, J Reeb, L Kessler, F Toti, R Kessler
Microparticles (MP) are plasmic membrane fragments released from cells after physiological stimulation or stress conditions like inflammation or infection. Their production is correlated to the rate of cell apoptosis. All types of cells can produce MP but they are produced mainly by platelets, endothelial cells, and leukocytes. They carry many bio-active molecules on their surface, specific to the parental cell, giving them the ability to be biomarkers and bio-effectors. MP are present in circulating blood, tissues and many biological fluids...
November 10, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132177/an-insight-on-silk-protein-sericin-from-processing-to-biomedical-application
#8
Farogh Ahsan, Tarique Mahmood Ansari, Shazia Usmani, Paramdeep Bagga
Silks are naturally occurring polymers that have been used clinically as sutures for hundreds of years. It's so for obtained from insects or worms, silk consists of a filament core protein, termed fibroin, and a glue-like coating made up of sericin proteins. An important component of silk has an extended history of being discarded as a waste in the course of silk processing. The cost of sericin for tissue engineering is underestimated and its capability in using as regenerative remedy has simply began to be explored...
November 13, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131998/differential-effects-of-copper-nanoparticles-microparticles-in-agronomic-and-physiological-parameters-of-oregano-origanum-vulgare
#9
Wenchao Du, Wenjuan Tan, Ying Yin, Rong Ji, Jose R Peralta-Videa, Hongyan Guo, Jorge L Gardea-Torresdey
The effects of metallic copper nanoparticles (nCu) in plants are not well understood. In this study, soil grown oregano (Origanum vulgare) was exposed for 60days to nCu and Cu microparticles (μCu) at 0-200mgCu/kg. At harvest, Cu accumulation, biomass production, nutrient composition, and Cu fractions in soil were measured. Except for μCu at 50mg/kg, both nCu and μCu increased root Cu (28.4-116.0%) and shoot Cu (83.0-163.0% and 225.4-652.5%, respectively), compared with control. Copper accumulation from μCu increased as the external μCu increased...
November 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131565/protein-based-3d-microstructures-with-controllable-morphology-and-ph-responsive-properties
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Shuxin Wei, Jie Liu, Yuanyuan Zhao, Tingbin Zhang, Mei-Ling Zheng, Feng Jin, Xianzi Dong, Jinfeng Xing, Xuanming Duan
The microtechnology of controlling stimuli-responsive biomaterials at micrometer scale is crucial for biomedical applications. Here, we report bovine serum albumin (BSA)-based three-dimensional (3D) microstructures with tunable surface morphology and pH-responsive properties via two-photon polymerization (TPP) microfabrication technology. The laser processing parameters including laser power, scanning speed and layer distance are optimized for the fabrication of well-defined 3D BSA microstructures. The tunable morphology of BSA microstructures and a wide range pH response corresponding to the swelling ratio from 1...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130961/endothelial-cell-derived-microparticles-from-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypoxia-syndrome-and-coronary-artery-disease-increase-aortic-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
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Lixin Jia, Jingyao Fan, Wei Cui, Sa Liu, Na Li, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Jie Du, Shaoping Nie, Yongxiang Wei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obstructive sleep apnea hypoxia syndrome (OSAHS) is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Treatment of OSAHS improves clinical outcome in some CAD patients, but the relationship between OSAHS and CAD is complex. Microparticles (MPs) are shed by the plasma membrane by either physiologic or pathologic stimulation. In the current study, we investigated the role of MPs in the context of OSAHS. METHODS AND RESULTS: 54 patients with both suspected coronary artery stenosis and OSAHS were recruited and underwent both coronary arteriography and polysomnography...
November 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129734/ciprofloxacin-loaded-sodium-alginate-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-electrospun-fibrous-mats-for-wound-healing
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Xiaoli Liu, Line Hagner Nielsen, Sylvia Natalie Klodzinska, Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Haiyan Qu, Lars Porskjær Christensen, Jukka Rantanen, Mingshi Yang
Wound dressings should ideally be able to maintain high humidity, remove excess wound exudate, permit thermal insulation, provide certain mechanical strength, and in some cases deliver antibiotics to prevent infections. Until now, none of the existing wound dressing products can meet all these requirements. To design a wound dressing with as many of the aforementioned features as possible, in this study, we attempted to prepare ciprofloxacin (CIP), an antibiotic, loaded electrospun hydrophobic poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) fibrous mats modified with hydrophilic sodium alginate (ALG) microparticles...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128833/structurally-stable-n-t-butylacrylamide-hydrogel-particles-for-the-capture-of-peptides
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Megan Devine, Melanie Juba, Paul Russo, Barney Bishop
Hydrogel particles have proven to be powerful tools for the capture and concentration of low abundance, low molecular weight peptides and proteins from complex biofluids, such as plasma. The primary means of recovering and washing the particles following harvesting is through centrifugation, which can be a very time-consuming process depending on harvest conditions. To improve the process of particle recovery, washing, and elution we have developed new particle formulations: incorporating N-t-butylacrylamide (tBA) in the polymer backbone with monomers bearing more acidic functional groups and higher degrees of cross-linking...
November 2, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126756/-vascular-dysfunction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-implication-of-microparticules
#14
REVIEW
W Trzepizur, P Priou, N Meslier, T Urban, M C Martínez, R Andriantsitohaina, F Gagnadoux
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction and stroke and promotes cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes and hypertension. OSA has also been proposed to have a direct proatherogenic effects. Recent studies have investigated the role of microparticles (MPs) in the atherogenic process. MPs are small plasma membrane vesicles that can be released by a variety of vascular or blood cells and that contain membrane and cytosolic elements...
November 7, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125067/evidence-of-size-dependent-effect-of-silica-micro-and-nano-particles-on-basal-and-specialized-monocyte-functions
#15
Mauricio C De Marzi, Martín Saraceno, Romina Mitarotonda, Marcos Todone, Marisa Fernandez, Emilio L Malchiodi, Martín F Desimone
AIM: To analyze the effect of silica particles on monocyte/macrophage functions. MATERIALS & METHODS: Silica micro- and nanoparticles were obtained by the Stöber method. Their effect on monocyte/macrophage proliferation, activation, membrane integrity and metabolic activity were determined. RESULTS: Silica particles inhibit cell proliferation while 10 nm nanoparticles (NPs) did not affect it. Similarly, silica particles induced strong cell activation...
December 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125063/implantable-systems-for-drug-delivery-to-the-brain
#16
Hemlata Kaurav, Deepak N Kapoor
Most diseases and disorders of the brain require long-term therapy and a constant supply of drugs. Implantable drug-delivery systems provide long-term, sustained drug delivery in the brain. The present review discusses different type of implantable systems such as solid implants, in situ forming implants, in situ forming microparticles, depot formulations, polymeric-lipid implants, sucrose acetate isobutyrate and N-stearoyl L-alanine methyl ester systems for continuous drug delivery into brain for various brain diseases including glioblastomas, medulloblastoma, epilepsy, stroke, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's diseases...
December 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123380/development-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-based-hydrogel-microparticles-for-solubility-enhancement-of-rosuvastatin-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#17
Rai Muhammad Sarfraz, Mahmood Ahmad, Asif Mahmood, Muhammad Rouf Akram, Asad Abrar
The aim of this study was to enhance the solubility of rosuvastatin (RST) calcium by developing β-cyclodextrin-g-poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid [AMPS]) hydrogel microparticles through aqueous free-radical polymerization technique. Prepared hydrogel microparticles were characterized for percent entrapment efficiency, solubility studies, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermal gravimetric analysis, powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, zeta size and potential, swelling and release studies...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119007/endothelial-dysfunction-is-associated-with-activation-of-the-type-i-interferon-system-and-platelets-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Helena Tydén, Christian Lood, Birgitta Gullstrand, Christoffer Tandrup Nielsen, Niels H H Heegaard, Robin Kahn, Andreas Jönsen, Anders A Bengtsson
Objectives: Endothelial dysfunction may be connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Type I interferons (IFNs) are central in SLE pathogenesis and are suggested to induce both endothelial dysfunction and platelet activation. In this study, we investigated the interplay between endothelial dysfunction, platelets and type I IFN in SLE. Methods: We enrolled 148 patients with SLE and 79 sex-matched and age-matched healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117503/recent-strategies-in-spray-drying-for-the-enhanced-bioavailability-of-poorly-water-soluble-drugs
#19
REVIEW
Mark Davis
Poorly water-soluble drugs are a significant and ongoing issue for the pharmaceutical industry. An overview of recent developments for the preparation of spray-dried delivery systems is presented. Examples include amorphous solid dispersions, spray dried dispersions, microparticles, nanoparticles, surfactant systems and self-emulsifying drug delivery systems. Several aspects of formulation are considered, such as pre-screening, choosing excipient(s), the effect of polymer structure on performance, formulation optimisation, ternary dispersions, fixed-dose combinations, solvent selection and component miscibility...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115801/the-relationship-between-the-vitamin-serum-25-oh-d-and-the-b12-concentrations-in-obese-women
#20
Nikola Curic, Branislava Ilincic, Natasa Milic, Velibor Cabarkapa, Stanislava Nikolic, Milica Medic-Stojanoska, Rinaldo Pellicano, Ludovico Abenavoli
BACKGROUND: In obesity, low levels of vitamin D (VD) and vitamin B12 (VB12), may be the result of different pathophysiological mechanisms, but the possible association between them has not yet been defined. The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to investigate the possible relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and VB12 levels in middle aged women. METHODS: In 80 women, we indirectly evaluated body composition and body volumes [extracellular fluid volume (ECV) and total body water (TBW)] by anthropometric and bioelectrical impedance analysis...
November 7, 2017: Minerva Medica
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