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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821876/transcriptomic-biochemical-and-physio-anatomical-investigations-shed-more-light-on-responses-to-drought-stress-in-two-contrasting-sesame-genotypes
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Komivi Dossa, Donghua Li, Linhai Wang, Xiaomin Zheng, Aili Liu, Jingyin Yu, Xin Wei, Rong Zhou, Daniel Fonceka, Diaga Diouf, Boshou Liao, Ndiaga Cissé, Xiurong Zhang
Sesame is an important oilseed crop with a high oil quality. It is prone to drought stress in the arid and semi-arid areas where it is widely grown. This study aims to decipher the response of tolerant (DT) and sensitive (DS) genotypes to progressive drought based on transcriptome, biochemical and physio-anatomical characterizations. Results indicated that under severe stress, DT relied on a well-functioning taproot while DS displayed a disintegrated root due to collapsed cortical cells. This was attributed to a higher accumulation of osmoprotectants and strong activity of antioxidant enzymes especially peroxidases in DT...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821734/transcriptional-transitions-in-alphonso-mango-mangifera-indica-l-during-fruit-development-and-ripening-explain-its-distinct-aroma-and-shelf-life-characteristics
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Ashish B Deshpande, Krishanpal Anamika, Vineet Jha, Hemangi G Chidley, Pranjali S Oak, Narendra Y Kadoo, Keshav H Pujari, Ashok P Giri, Vidya S Gupta
Alphonso is known as the "King of mangos" due to its unique flavor, attractive color, low fiber pulp and long shelf life. We analyzed the transcriptome of Alphonso mango through Illumina sequencing from seven stages of fruit development and ripening as well as flower. Total transcriptome data from these stages ranged between 65 and 143 Mb. Importantly, 20,755 unique transcripts were annotated and 4,611 were assigned enzyme commission numbers, which encoded 142 biological pathways. These included ethylene and flavor related secondary metabolite biosynthesis pathways, as well as those involved in metabolism of starch, sucrose, amino acids and fatty acids...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821134/graphene-cyclodextrin-based-nanocomposite-hydrogel-with-enhanced-strength-and-thermo-responsive-ability
#3
Pang Zhu, Yonghong Deng, Chaoyang Wang
Dual crosslinked system has been proved to be an efficient method to obtain tough and high strength hydrogels. Herein, we synthesized a novel graphene oxide/p(acrylamide-co-poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate)/α-cyclodextrin (GO/P(AM-co-PEGMA)/CD) physical dual crosslinked hydrogel via copolymerization of AM and PEGMA in the α-CD/GO solution. The polymer main chains adsorb onto the GO surface resulting in the first crosslinked system and multiple hydrogen bonds between α-CDs that thread on the PEGMA side chains establish the second crosslinked system...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821133/single-helix-in-v-type-starch-carrier-determines-the-encapsulation-capacity-of-ethylene
#4
Linfan Shi, Xiong Fu, Qiang Huang, Bin Zhang
V-type starch carriers with different single helix contents were prepared using alcoholic-alkaline treatment followed by ethanol precipitation. Ethylene gas was entrapped into V-type starch carriers using a solid encapsulation method. The morphological and structural properties of inclusion complexes (ICs) were characterized using scanning electron and light microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, (13)C solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Raman spectroscopy. Aqueous ethanol treatment resulted in swelling and aggregation of starch granules, and B-type diffraction reflections were either reduced or completely lost with evolution of V-type pattern...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821132/the-effect-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-on-poly-pseudo-rotaxane-nanoparticles-self-assembled-by-protoporphyrin-modified-poly-ethylene-glycol-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
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Taotao Xu, Junhua Li, Jun Cao, Wenxia Gao, Li Li, Bin He
Poly(pseudo)rotaxane (PPR) nanoparticles was facilely prepared using poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) modified with protoporphyrin (PpIX) and α-cyclodextrin (α-CD) via host-guest interaction, the effect of α-CD number on the nanoparticle properties was investigated. The PEG with protoporphyrin (PEG-PpIX) end capping was synthesized via coupling reaction and the poly(pseudo)rotaxane nanoparticles with different amount of α-CD were fabricated by host-guest interaction between mPEG-PpIX and α-CDs. The final product was characterized by nuclear magnetic spectrum ((1)H NMR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscope (AFM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821116/active-release-coating-of-multilayer-assembled-branched-and-ionic-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins-onto-poly-ethylene-terephthalate
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Leyre Pérez-Álvarez, Leire Ruiz-Rubio, Erlantz Lizundia, Estíbaliz Hernáez, Luis M León, Jose Luis Vilas-Vilela
Branched ionic cyclodextrins multilayers were assembled onto the surface of previously aminolyzed poly(ethylene terephthalate) in order to construct local drug delivery tailored platforms with potential applicability as materials for indwelling medical devices. The construction of the multilayers took place by the alternate deposition of ionic cyclodextrin derivatives and was characterized by surface zeta-potential measurements, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and, after fluorescent labeling of anionic branched cyclodextrins, by UV-vis spectroscopy and confocal fluorescence spectroscopy...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821025/fabrication-and-characterization-of-water-dispersed-chitosan-nanofiber-poly-ethylene-glycol-diacrylate-calcium-phosphate-based-porous-composites
#7
Sachiko Nitta, Ayaka Komatsu, Taisei Ishii, Masatoshi Ohnishi, Atsuko Inoue, Hiroyuki Iwamoto
We evaluated the capacity of chitosan nanofiber (CNF)- and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based hydrogel/calcium phosphate hybrid (CNF-PEG/CaP) composites to act as scaffolding materials. CNF-PEG/CaP composites were fabricated by mineralization of CNF-PEG hydrogels using an alternate soaking method. The amount of CaP mineralized on CNF-PEG hydrogels increased as the ratio of CNF in the CNF-PEG hydrogel increased. Young's modulus of CNF-PEG/CaP hydrogels was enhanced by increase in CNF ratio. It was further confirmed that osteoblasts embedded on the CNF-PEG/CaP composites were viable after incubation for 5days and firmly attached to the CaP porous layer, forming an extensive cell-scaffold leading to cell-cell interactions...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821023/preparation-and-crystallization-behavior-of-poly-ethylene-2-5-furandicarboxylate-cellulose-composites-by-twin-screw-extrusion
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Amandine Codou, Nathanaël Guigo, Jesper Gabriël van Berkel, Ed de Jong, Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli
Poly(ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF), an emerging biobased polyester, was compounded with cellulose via twin-screw extrusion. Different extrusion parameters such as mixing time, screw speed and temperature were employed. Composite thin films containing 1, 2 and 4% cellulose w/w were prepared and compared with neat PEF films. The morphology of PEF/cellulose composites was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the molecular weight after extrusion was controlled by means of size exclusion chromatography (SEC)...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820966/reactive-oxygen-species-responsive-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-alleviating-sepsis-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#9
Gan Chen, Hongzhang Deng, Xiang Song, Mingzi Lu, Lian Zhao, Sha Xia, Guoxing You, Jingxiang Zhao, Yulong Zhang, Anjie Dong, Hong Zhou
Sepsis-associated acute liver injury contributes to the pathogenesis of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and is associated with increased mortality. Currently, no specific therapeutics for sepsis-associated liver injury are available. With excess levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) being implicated as key players in sepsis-induced liver injury, we hypothesize that ROS-responsive nanoparticles (NPs) formed via the self-assembly of diblock copolymers of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly(propylene sulfide) (PPS) may function as an effective drug delivery system for alleviating sepsis-induced liver injury by preferentially releasing drug molecules at the disease site...
August 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820586/dissociation-chemistry-of-3-oxetanone-in-the-gas-phase
#10
Sumitra Godara, Pooja Verma, Manikandan Paranjothy
3-Oxetanone is a strained cyclic molecule which plays an important role in synthetic chemistry. A few studies exist in the literature about the equilibrium properties of this molecule and the dissociation patterns of substituted 3-oxetanones. For the unsubstituted 3-oxetanone, formation of ketene (CH2CO) and formaldehyde (HCHO) was considered to be the major dissociation pathway. In a recent work, pyrolysis products of 3-oxetanone molecule in the gas phase were investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and photoionization mass spectrometry...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820580/enhanced-fluorescence-emission-and-singlet-oxygen-generation-of-photosensitizers-embedded-in-injectable-hydrogels-for-imaging-guided-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
#11
Liu-Yuan Xia, Xiaodong Zhang, Meng Cao, Zhan Chen, Fu-Gen Wu
Benefiting from their inherent localized and controlled release properties, hydrogels are ideal delivery systems for therapeutic drugs or nanoparticles. In particular, the applications of hydrogels for the delivery and release of photo-responsive drugs or nanoparticles are receiving increasing attention. However, the effect of the hydrogel matrix on the fluorescence emission and singlet oxygen generation efficiency of the embedded photosensitizers (PSs) has not been clarified. Herein, meso-tetrakis (1-methylpyridinium-4-yl) porphyrin (TMPyP) as a water-soluble PS is encapsulated into an injectable hydrogel formed by glycol chitosan and dibenzaldehyde-terminated telechelic poly(ethylene glycol)...
August 18, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820489/the-effect-of-hydrogen-bonding-in-enhancing-the-ionic-affinities-of-immobilized-monoprotic-phosphate-ligands
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Spiro D Alexandratos, Xiaoping Zhu
Environmental remediation requires ion-selective polymers that operate under a wide range of solution conditions. In one example, removal of trivalent and divalent metal ions from waste streams resulting from mining operations before they enter the environment requires treatment at acidic pH. The monoethyl ester phosphate ligands developed in this report operate from acidic solutions. They have been prepared on polystyrene-bound ethylene glycol, glycerol, and pentaerythritol, and it is found that intra-ligand hydrogen bonding affects their metal ion affinities...
August 18, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820252/computational-study-on-m1-pom-single-atom-catalysts-m-cu-zn-ag-and-au-pom-pw12o40-3-metal-support-interactions-and-catalytic-cycle-for-alkene-epoxidation
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Chun-Guang Liu, Meng-Xu Jiang, Zhong-Min Su
Geometrical structures, metal-support interactions, and infrared (IR) spectroscopy of a series of M1/POM (M = Cu, Zn, Ag, and Au; POM = [PW12O40](3-)) single-atom catalysts (SACs), and catalytic cycle for alkene epoxidation catalyzed by M1/POM SACs were studied using density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The calculations demonstrate that the most probable anchoring sties for the isolated single atoms studied here in the M1/POM SACs are the fourfold hollow sites on the surface of POM support. The bonding interaction between single metal atom and surface of POM support comes from the molecular orbitals with a mixture of d atomic orbital of metal and 2p group orbital of surface oxygen atoms of POM cage...
August 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819684/comparison-of-transcriptome-profiles-by-fusarium-oxysporum-inoculation-between-fusarium-yellows-resistant-and-susceptible-lines-in-brassica-rapa-l
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Naomi Miyaji, Motoki Shimizu, Junji Miyazaki, Kenji Osabe, Maho Sato, Yusuke Ebe, Satoko Takada, Makoto Kaji, Elizabeth S Dennis, Ryo Fujimoto, Keiichi Okazaki
Resistant and susceptible lines in Brassica rapa have different immune responses against Fusarium oxysporum inoculation. Fusarium yellows caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans (Foc) is an important disease of Brassicaceae; however, the mechanism of how host plants respond to Foc is still unknown. By comparing with and without Foc inoculation in both resistant and susceptible lines of Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa var. pekinensis), we identified differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the bulked inoculated (6, 12, 24, and 72 h after inoculation (HAI)) and non-inoculated samples...
August 17, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819454/a-novel-mpeg-pdlla-pll-copolymer-for-docetaxel-delivery-in-breast-cancer-therapy
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Liwei Tan, Jinrong Peng, Qian Zhao, Lan Zhang, Xichuan Tang, Lijuan Chen, Minyi Lei, Zhiyong Qian
Satisfactory drug loading capacity and stability are the two main factors that determine the anti-cancer performance. In general, the stability of the micelles is reduced when the drug loading (DL) is increased. Therefore, it was a challenge to have high drug loading capacity and good stability. In this study, we introduced a hydrophilic poly (L-Lysine) (PLL) segment with different molecular-weights into the monomethoxy poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (D, L-lactide) (MPEG-PDLLA) block copolymer to obtain a series of novel triblock MPEG-PDLLA-PLL copolymers...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819177/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-se-initial-dedifferentiation-in-cotton-of-different-se-capability
#16
Aiping Cao, Yinying Zheng, Yu Yu, Xuwen Wang, Dongnan Shao, Jie Sun, Baiming Cui
Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is a critical transition from vegetative to embryogenic growth in higher plants; however, few studies have investigated the mechanism that regulates SE initial differentiation. Most cotton varieties have not undergone regeneration by SE, so only a few varieties can be used in genetic engineering. Here, two varieties of cotton with different SE capabilities (HD, higher differentiation and LD, lower differentiation) were analyzed by high throughout RNA-Seq at the pre-induction stage (0h) and two induction stages (3h and 3d) under callus-induction medium (CIM)...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818782/mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-msns-based-organic-inorganic-hybrid-nanocarriers-loading-5-fluorouracil-for-the-treatment-of-colon-cancer-with-improved-anticancer-efficacy
#17
Gang Pan, Ting-Ting Jia, Qian-Xia Huang, Yan-Yan Qiu, Jie Xu, Pei-Hao Yin, Tao Liu
Novel methods to improve the anticancer performance of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is quite necessary for clinical medicines. In the present work, we fabricated a novel type of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs)-based inorganic/organic hybrid nanoparticles covalently attached with poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether methacrylate) (POEGMA) for improved stabilization and targeting peptide (RGD) for targeted delivery with the aim of improving the anticancer performance of 5-FU. Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiator functionalized MSN (MSN-Br) was synthesized at first, which was followed by surface-initiated ATRP of water soluble OEGMA and carboxyl-containing monomer (2-succinyloxyethyl methacrylate, SEMA)...
August 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818703/traceable-peo-poly-ester-micelles-for-breast-cancer-targeting-the%C3%A2-effect-of-core-structure-and-targeting-peptide-on-micellar-tumor%C3%A2-accumulation
#18
Shyam M Garg, Igor M Paiva, Mohammad R Vakili, Rania Soudy, Kate Agopsowicz, Amir H Soleimani, Mary Hitt, Kamaljit Kaur, Afsaneh Lavasanifar
Traceable poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(ester) micelles were developed through chemical conjugation of a near-infrared (NIR) dye to the poly(ester) end by click chemistry. This strategy was tried for micelles with poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) or poly(α-benzyl carboxylate-ε-caprolactone) (PBCL) cores. The surface of both micelles was also modified with the breast cancer targeting peptide, P18-4. The results showed the positive contribution of PBCL over PCL core on micellar thermodynamic and kinetic stability as well as accumulation in primary orthotopic MDA-MB-231 tumors within 4-96 h following intravenous administration in mice...
August 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818327/preparation-of-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-for-warfarin-and-coumachlor-by-multi-step-swelling-and-polymerization-method-and-their-imprinting-effects
#19
Yukari Nakamura, Shizuka Masumoto, Arisa Kubo, Hisami Matsunaga, Jun Haginaka
Monodisperse molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for warfarin (WF) and coumachlor (CC), MIPWF and MIPCC, respectively, were prepared using 4-vinylpyridine (4-VPY) as a functional monomer and ethylene glycole dimethacrylate (EDMA) as a crosslinker by multi-step swelling and polymerization. Six kinds of MIPWF, MIPWF1 - MIPWF6, were prepared varying the concentrations of WF and 4-VPY, while maintaining the EDMA concentration constant, and their retention and molecular recognition properties were evaluated using a mixture of sodium phosphate buffer and acetonitrile as a mobile phase in LC...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817100/modulatory-effects-of-exogenously-applied-polyamines-on-postharvest-physiology-antioxidant-system-and-shelf-life-of-fruits-a-review
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Sunil Sharma, Sunil Pareek, Narashans Alok Sagar, Daniel Valero, Maria Serrano
Polyamines (PAs) are natural compounds involved in many growth and developmental processes in plants, and, specifically in fruits, play a vital role regulating its development, ripening and senescence processes. Putrescine (PUT), spermine (SPE), and spermidine (SPD) are prominent PAs applied exogenously to extend shelf life of fruits. They also originate endogenously during developmental phases of horticultural crops and simultaneously affect the quality attributes and shelf life. Their anti-ethylene nature is being exploited to enhance the shelf life when exogenously applied on fruits...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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