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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437754/ion-concentration-effect-na-and-cl-on-lipid-vesicle-formation
#1
Qiong Wang, Wenman Li, Ning Hu, Xi Chen, Ting Fan, Zhenyu Wang, Zhong Yang, Marcos A Cheney, Jun Yang
Lipid vesicle formation is known to be suppressed in salt solutions, but the mechanism of this phenomenon remains unclear. In order to better understand this issue, the effect of salt concentrations (0-800mM) of sodium chloride on the behavior of L-α-phosphatidylcholine (PC) in aqueous solution was investigated in this work. The results showed that fusion among vesicles, micelles and bilayers may be essential for vesicle formation. With addition of ions and an increase in ion concentration, the lipids became constrained in lateral movement and packed increasingly tightly...
April 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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
#2
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/28437699/structure-and-dynamics-of-cetyltrimethylammonium-chloride-sodium-dodecylsulfate-ctac-sds-catanionic-vesicles-high-value-nano-vehicles-from-low-cost-surfactants
#3
Irene Russo Krauss, Riccardo Imperatore, Augusta De Santis, Alessandra Luchini, Luigi Paduano, Gerardino D'Errico
HYPOTHESIS: Catanionic vesicles based on large-scale produced surfactants represent a promising platform for the design of innovative, effective and relatively inexpensive nano-vehicles for a variety of actives. Structural, dynamic and functional behavior of these aggregates is finely tuned by the molecular features of their components and can be opportunely tailored for their applications as drug carriers. EXPERIMENTS: Here we investigate the aggregates formed by CTAC and SDS, two of the most diffused surfactants, by means of Dynamic Light Scattering, Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy (EPR)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437455/effect-of-a-probiotic-beverage-consumption-enterococcus-faecium-crl-183-and-bifidobacterium-longum-atcc-15707-in-rats-with-chemically-induced-colitis
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Larissa Sbaglia Celiberto, Raquel Bedani, Naiara Naiana Dejani, Alexandra Ivo de Medeiros, José Antonio Sampaio Zuanon, Luis Carlos Spolidorio, Maria Angela Tallarico Adorno, Maria Bernadete Amâncio Varesche, Fábio Carrilho Galvão, Sandro Roberto Valentini, Graciela Font de Valdez, Elizeu Antonio Rossi, Daniela Cardoso Umbelino Cavallini
BACKGROUND: Some probiotic strains have the potential to assist in relieving the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. The impact of daily ingestion of a soy-based product fermented by Enterococcus faecium CRL 183 and Lactobacillus helveticus 416 with the addition of Bifidobacterium longum ATCC 15707 on chemically induced colitis has been investigated thereof within a period of 30 days. METHODS: Colitis was induced by dextran sulfate sodium. The animals were randomly assigned into five groups: Group C: negative control; Group CL: positive control; Group CLF: DSS with the fermented product; Group CLP: DSS with the non-fermented product (placebo); Group CLS: DSS with sulfasalazine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437449/insecticide-resistance-status-of-malaria-vectors-in-lao-pdr
#5
Sébastien Marcombe, Julie Bobichon, Boutsady Somphong, Nothasin Phommavan, Santi Maithaviphet, Simone Nambanya, Vincent Corbel, Paul T Brey
Knowledge on insecticide resistance in Anopheles species is a basic requirement to guide malaria vector control programs. In Lao PDR, vector control relies on insecticide residual spraying (IRS) and impregnated bed-nets (ITNs) with the use of pyrethroids. Here, the susceptibility of Anopheles species, including several malaria vectors (An. maculatus and An. minimus), to various insecticides was investigated in ten provinces of Lao PDR through a north-south transect. Bioassays were performed on field caught female mosquitoes using the standard WHO susceptibility tests with DDT (4%), deltamethrin (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437192/phototoxicity-of-vascular-endothelial-cells-caused-by-contact-with-talaporfin-sodium-for-15-120-min-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#6
Risa Hamada, Emiyu Ogawa, Tsunenori Arai
OBJECTIVE: To reveal the mechanism of vascular patency in the myocardium after photosensitization immediately after talaporfin sodium (TS) injection in a canine model, we investigated acute injury to vascular endothelial cells (VECs) in vitro and in vivo. BACKGROUND DATA: There are many reports of vascular shutdown within the target region in photodynamic therapy with TS. Vascular patency within healthy canine myocardium in which a photosensitization reaction starts immediately after injection of TS has been reported...
February 22, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437153/diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-recently-commenced-on-sglt-2-inhibitors-an-ongoing-concern
#7
Mohamed Ahmed, Malachi J McKenna, Rachel K Crowley
OBJECTIVE: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors are increasingly used as an adjunctive treatment for type 2 diabetes. We report the occurrence of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in 3 patients with type 2 diabetes recently commenced on SGLT-2 inhibitors. METHODS: Clinical presentation, laboratory data, and treatment outcomes of all 3 cases are described. RESULTS: All 3 patients had documented history of longstanding type 2 diabetes...
April 2, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437092/facile-quenching-and-spatial-patterning-of-cylooctynes-via-strain-promoted-alkyne-azide-cycloaddition-of-inorganic-azides
#8
Matthew Bjerknes, Hazel Cheng, Christopher D McNitt, Vladimir V Popik
Little is known about the reactivity of strain-promoted alkyne-azide cycloaddition (SPAAC) reagents with inorganic azides. We explore the reactions of a variety of popular SPAAC reagents with sodium azide and hydrozoic acid. We find that the reactions proceed in water at rates comparable to those with organic azides, yielding in all cases a triazole adduct. The azide ion's utility as a cyclooctyne quenching reagent is demonstrated by using it to spatially pattern uniformly-doped hydrogels. The facile quenching of cyclooctynes demonstrated here should be useful in other bioorthogonal ligation techniques in which cyclooctynes are employed, including SPANC, Diels-Alder, and thiol-yne...
April 24, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436920/hybrid-3d-printing-and-electrodeposition-approach-for-controllable-3d-alginate-hydrogel-formation
#9
Wanfeng Shang, Yanting Liu, Wenfeng Wan, Chengzhi Hu, Zeyang Liu, Chin To Wong, Toshio Fukuda, Yajing Shen
Calcium alginate hydrogel is one of the most widely used biocompatible materials in biomedical and tissue engineering. This paper reports a hybrid 3D printing and electrodeposition approach to form the 3D calcium alginate hydrogel in a controllable manner. Firstly, a specific 3D printing system is developed by combining a 3D printer and a customized ejection syringe. Then, the mixed solution (1% w/v sodium alginate and 0.25% w/v CaCO3 nano particles) is filled in the syringe and ejected out from the nozzle to the substrate continuously...
April 24, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436513/self-inverted-reciprocation-of-an-oil-droplet-on-a-surfactant-solution
#10
Yusuke Satoh, Yoshimi Sogabe, Katsuhiko Kayahara, Shinpei Tanaka, Masaharu Nagayama, Satoshi Nakata
Self-motion of an oil droplet was investigated on a sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) aqueous phase. With an increase in the concentration of SDS, the nature of self-motion of a butyl salicylate (BS) droplet as the oil droplet was changed, i.e., no motion, reciprocation with a small amplitude, and reciprocation with a large amplitude, which was a value close to the half-length of the chamber. The interfacial tension, contact angle, and convective flow around the droplet were measured to clarify the driving force of reciprocation...
April 24, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436503/stimuli-responsive-hydrogel-microfibers-with-controlled-anisotropic-shrinkage-and-cross-sectional-geometries
#11
Shunsuke Nakajima, Ryuji Kawano, Hiroaki Onoe
Stimuli-responsive microfibers are fabricated by extruding mixed solutions of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) (pNIPAM-AAc) and sodium alginate (Na-alginate) using a microfluidic spinning system. The fabricated microfibers shrink and swell with temperature and/or pH. By controlling the extruded laminar flow, microfibers capable of anisotropic shrinkage are fabricated. Cross-sectional microscale geometries of microfibers, including double layering and hollowness, are successfully controlled by patterning the laminar flow during microfiber formation, resulting in hydrogels capable of folding/unfolding motions and fluid pumping...
April 24, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436500/black-phosphorus-nanostructures-recent-advances-in-hybridization-doping-and-functionalization
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Wanying Lei, Gang Liu, Jin Zhang, Minghua Liu
Owing to its high charge-carrier mobility, tunable direct-bandgap and unique in-plane anisotropic structure, black phosphorus (BP), a rising star of post-graphene two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, has been intensively investigated since early 2014. To explore its full potential and push the limits, research into BP-based novel functional nanostructures (i.e., nanomaterials and nanodevices) by means of hybridization, doping, and functionalization is rapidly expanding. Indeed, the cutting-edge developments and applications of BP nanostructures have had a significant impact on a wide range of research areas, including field effect transistors, diodes, photodetectors, biomedicine, sodium-ion batteries, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, memory devices, and more...
April 24, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436224/multi-functional-hydrogels-prepared-by-dual-ion-crosslinking-for-chronic-wound-healing
#13
Yonghui Li, Yan Han, Xiaoya Wang, Jinliang Peng, Yuhong Xu, Jiang Chang
The creation of moist environment and promotion of blood vessel formation are critical for wound healing. Sodium alginate (SA) hydrogel, which has good biocompatibility and is able to provide moist environment, has been widely used as wound dressing. However, it lacks antibacterial and bio-activities, which would facilitate chronic wound healing. On the basis of gelation characteristics of SA and the bioactive hardystonite (HS) bioceramic, we designed a unique bioactive injectable composite hydrogel through double ion-crosslinking, in which divalent ions such as Ca2+ and Zn2+ function as crosslinkers, Zn2+ also functions as antibacterial component and nutrition for wound healing, and Si ions play the key role in determining the bioactivity of the hydrogel...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436170/determination-of-chlorophenols-in-water-using-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-coupled-with-water-in-oil-microemulsion-electrokinetic-chromatography-in-normal-stacking-mode
#14
Ludi Shi, Jin Wang, Jing Feng, Sihan Zhao, Zhengmeng Wang, Hu Tao, Shuhui Liu
The current routes to couple dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction with capillary electrophoresis are the evaporation of water immiscible extractants and the back-extraction of analytes. In this study, a new methodology for this combination using water-in-oil microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography coupled with normal stacking mode on-line sample concentration was developed to analyze chlorophenols in water samples. The analytes were extracted with tributyl phosphate and the extractant dilution (3 ×) was directly injected into an electrophoresis buffer (7...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436159/the-mechanism-research-of-hypoxia-induced-increased-late-sodium-current-resulting-in-intracellular-ca-2-overload-in-ventricular-myocytes
#15
Chen Fu, Jie Hao, Mengliu Zeng, Yejia Song, Wanzhen Jiang, Peihua Zhang, Antao Luo, Zhenzhen Cao, Luiz Belardinelli, Jihua Ma
Hypoxia leads to augmentation of late sodium current (INa.L ) and cellular Na(+) loading, increased reverse Na(+) -Ca(2+) exchange current (reverse INCX ) and intracellular Ca(2+) loading in rabbit ventricular myocytes. The purpose of this study was to determine the intracellular signal transduction pathways involved in the modulation of INa.L during hypoxia in ventricular myocytes. Whole-cell and cell-attached patch clamp techniques were used to record INa.L , and the whole-cell mode was also used to record reverse INCX and to study intercellular signal transduction mechanisms that mediate the increased INa...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436081/a-practical-high-energy-cathode-for-sodium-ion-batteries-based-on-uniform-p2-na0-7-coo2-microspheres
#16
Yongjin Fang, Xin-Yao Yu, Xiong Wen David Lou
Layered metal oxides have attracted increasing attention as cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). However, the application of such cathode materials is still hindered by their poor rate capability and cycling stability. Here, a facile self-templated strategy is developed to synthesize uniform P2-Na0.7 CoO2 microspheres. Due to the unique microsphere structure, the contact area of the active material with electrolyte is minimized. As expected, the P2-Na0.7 CoO2 microspheres exhibit enhanced electrochemical performance for sodium storage in terms of high reversible capacity (125 mAh g(-1) at 5 mA g(-1) ), superior rate capability and long cycle life (86 % capacity retention over 300 cycles)...
April 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436051/a-novel-mass-spectrometry-based-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-asymmetric-and-symmetric-dimethylarginine-l-arginine-and-l-citrulline-optimized-for-lc-ms-tof-and-lc-ms-ms
#17
Jerzy Wiśniewski, Mariusz G Fleszar, Joanna Piechowicz, Małgorzata Krzystek-Korpacka, Angelika Chachaj, Andrzej Szuba, Katarzyna Lorenc-Kukula, Leszek Masłowski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Andrzej Gamian
Nitric oxide (NO) is a regulatory molecule involved in many biological processes. NO is produced by nitric oxide synthase by conversion of L-arginine to L-citrulline. L-arginine methylated derivatives, asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginines (ADMA and SDMA), regulate L-arginine availability and the activity of nitric oxide synthase. As such, they have been frequently investigated as potential biomarkers in pathologies associated with dysfunctions in NO synthesis. Here, we present a new multistep analytical methodology based on liquid chromatography combined with mass spectrometry for the accurate identification of L-arginine, L-citrulline, ADMA, and SDMA...
April 24, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436039/nutrient-retention-values-and-cooking-yield-factors-for-three-south-african-lamb-and-mutton-cuts
#18
Salomina M van Heerden, Phillip E Strydom
BACKGROUND: Nutrient content of raw and cooked foods is important for formulation healthy diets. The retention of nutrients during cooking can be influenced by various factors including animal age, carcass characteristics and cooking method and these factors are often unique to specific countries. We studied the effects of animal age (lamb and mutton), carcass cut (shoulder, loin and leg) combined with cooking method (moist-heat and dry-heat) on yield and nutrient retention of selected nutrients of South African sheep carcasses...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435976/-role-of-igg-plasma-cells-in-the-change-of-protein-c-system-in-ulcerative-colitis
#19
Xu-Hong Lin, Jun-Ling Guo, Yu-Qing Wen, Yu-Xia Li, Dan-Dan Wei, Rui-Lin Yang, Xiao-Yun Mu, Hui-Chao Wang
The present study is designed to explore the role of plasma cells in the change of protein C system (PCS) in ulcerative colitis (UC). Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS, 4% in concentration) was used to induce mouse UC model. The plasma cells and the type of immune complex in colon were observed by immunofluorescence. The amount and type of plasma cells separated from colonic mucosal lamina propria were detected by flow cytometry using anti-CD54(+)CD38(+) and IgA/M/G antibodies, respectively. After stimulation of macrophages by IgG type immune complex, TNF-α and IL-6 levels were evaluated by ELISA...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435952/foscarnet-calcium-microcrystals-as-the-intravitreal-drug-depot
#20
Yuling Sun, Yong Tao, Qingchen Cao, Yanbin Huang
Foscarnet sodium is an antiviral drug for the treatment of CMV retinitis, currently in the form of twice-weekly intravitreal injection. Here we developed foscarnet calcium microcrystals as the drug depot, and using the rabbit model we demonstrated that the injected microcrystals maintained a therapeutically relevant drug concentration in the vitreous for more than 3 months.
April 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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