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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644614/role-of-the-protein-corona-derived-from-human-plasma-in-cellular-interactions-between-nanoporous-human-serum-albumin-particles-and-endothelial-cells
#1
Mikhail Valeryevich Zyuzin, Yan Yan, Raimo Hartmann, Katelyn T Gause, Moritz Nazarenus, Jiwei Cui, Frank Caruso, Wolfgang J Parak
The presence of a protein corona on various synthetic nanomaterials has been shown to strongly influence how they interact with cells. However, it is unclear if the protein corona also exists on protein particles, and if so, its role in particle-cell interactions. In this study, pure human serum albumin (HSA) particles were fabricated via mesoporous silica particle templating. Our data reveal that various serum proteins adsorbed on the particles. The presence of a corona from human plasma was shown to decrease particle binding to cell membrane, increase the residence time of particles in early endosomes, and reduce the amount of internalized particles within the first hours of cell exposure to particles...
June 23, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642774/increasing-provasculature-complexity-in-the-arabidopsis-embryo-may-increase-total-iron-content-in-seeds-a-hypothesis
#2
Hannetz Roschzttardtz, Sofía Bustos, Maria F Coronas, Miguel A Ibeas, Susana Grant-Grant, Joaquín Vargas-Pérez
Anemia due to iron deficiency is a worldwide issue, affecting mainly children and women. Seed iron is a major source of this micronutrient for feeding, however, in most crops these levels are too low to meet daily needs. Thus, increasing iron allocation and its storage in seeds can represent an important step to enhance iron provision for humans and animals. Our knowledge on seed iron homeostasis is mainly based on studies performed in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, where iron accumulates in endodermis cells surrounding the embryo provasculature...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642434/on-the-generation-of-solar-spicules-and-alfv%C3%A3-nic-waves
#3
J Martínez-Sykora, B De Pontieu, V H Hansteen, L Rouppe van der Voort, M Carlsson, T M D Pereira
In the lower solar atmosphere, the chromosphere is permeated by jets known as spicules, in which plasma is propelled at speeds of 50 to 150 kilometers per second into the corona. The origin of the spicules is poorly understood, although they are expected to play a role in heating the million-degree corona and are associated with Alfvénic waves that help drive the solar wind. We compare magnetohydrodynamic simulations of spicules with observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph and the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope...
June 23, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641764/are-static-and-functional-balance-abilities-related-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis
#4
Massimiliano Pau, Micaela Porta, Giancarlo Coghe, Federica Corona, Giuseppina Pilloni, Lorena Lorefice, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Eleonora Cocco
BACKGROUND: In people with Multiple Sclerosis (pwMS), balance assessment is essential in estimating the risk of falls, monitoring disease progression and verifying the effectiveness of rehabilitative treatment. Clinical tools and instrumental techniques are available for testing static and dynamic balance, but the relationship between such abilities is still not clear. Having information about this link would be important in properly planning the type and number of tests to administer...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641156/mild-c-sp-3-h-functionalization-of-dihydrosanguinarine-and-dihydrochelerythrine-for-development-of-highly-cytotoxic-derivatives
#5
Adriana Romo-Pérez, Luis Demetrio Miranda, Alma D Chávez-Blanco, Alfonso Dueñas-González, María Del Rayo Camacho-Corona, Alejandrina Acosta-Huerta, Abraham García
A series of C(6)-substituted dihydrobenzo[c]phenanthridines were synthesized by mild copper-catalyzed C(sp(3))-H functionalization of dihydrosanguinarine (2) and dihydrochelerythrine (3) with certain nucleophiles selected to enhance cytotoxicity against human breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer cell lines. We also investigated the cytotoxicity of our previously reported C(6)-functionalized N-methyl-5,6-dihydrobenzo[c]phenanthridines 1a-1e to perform structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies. Among the target compounds, five β-aminomalonates (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 3b), one α-aminophosphonate (2c), and one nitroalkyl derivative (2h) exhibited half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values in the range of 0...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638373/interactions-between-food-additive-silica-nanoparticles-and-food-matrices
#6
Mi-Ran Go, Song-Hwa Bae, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Jin Yu, Soo-Jin Choi
Nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely utilized in the food industry as additives with their beneficial characteristics, such as improving sensory property and processing suitability, enhancing functional and nutritional values, and extending shelf-life of foods. Silica is used as an anti-caking agent to improve flow property of powered ingredients and as a carrier for flavors or active compounds in food. Along with the rapid development of nanotechnology, the sizes of silica fall into nanoscale, thereby raising concerns about the potential toxicity of nano-sized silica materials...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637198/multi-target-activity-of-hemidesmus-indicus-decoction-against-innovative-hiv-1-drug-targets-and-characterization-of-lupeol-mode-of-action
#7
Francesca Esposito, Manuela Mandrone, Claudia Del Vecchio, Ilaria Carli, Simona Distinto, Angela Corona, Mariacaterina Lianza, Dario Piano, Massimo Tacchini, Elias Maccioni, Filippo Cottiglia, Elisa Saccon, Ferruccio Poli, Cristina Parolin, Enzo Tramontano
Despite the availability of several anti-retrovirals there is still an urgent need for developing novel therapeutic strategies and finding new drugs against underexplored HIV-1 targets. Among them, there are the HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-associated Ribonuclease H (RNase H) function and the cellular α-glucosidase, involved in the control mechanisms of N-linked glycoproteins formation in the endoplasmic reticulum. It is known that many natural compounds, such as pentacyclic triterpenes, are a promising class of HIV-1 inhibitors...
June 20, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635380/inorganic-nanoparticles-as-potential-regulators-of-immune-response-in-dendritic-cells
#8
Silvia Fogli, Costanza Montis, Sara Paccosi, Angela Silvano, Elena Michelucci, Debora Berti, Alberto Bosi, Astrid Parenti, Paolo Romagnoli
AIM: The spontaneous adsorption of proteins on nanoparticles (NPs) in biological media is exploited to prepare complexes of NPs and proteins from cancer cells' lysates for application in cancer immunotherapy. MATERIALS & METHODS: Gold (Au) and silica NPs were synthesized, incubated with cancer cells' lysates and characterized. Dendritic cells (DCs) were challenged with protein-coated NPs, their maturation, viability and morphology were evaluated and lymphocytes T proliferation was determined...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633966/the-effect-of-feed-composition-on-anaerobic-co-digestion-of-animal-processing-by-products
#9
D Hidalgo, J M Martín-Marroquín, F Corona
Four streams and their mixtures have been considered for anaerobic co-digestion, all of them generated during pig carcasses processing or in related industrial activities: meat flour (MF), process water (PW), pig manure (PM) and glycerin (GL). Biochemical methane potential assays were conducted at 37 °C to evaluate the effects of the substrate mix ratio on methane generation and process behavior. The results show that the co-digestion of these products favors the anaerobic fermentation process when limiting the amount of meat flour in the mixture to co-digest, which should not exceed 10%...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632260/visualization-of-the-protein-corona-towards-a-biomolecular-understanding-of-nanoparticle-cell-interactions
#10
Maria Kokkinopoulou, Johanna Simon, Katharina Landfester, Volker Mailänder, Ingo Lieberwirth
The use of nanocarriers in biology and medicine is complicated by the current need to understand how nanoparticles interact in complex biological surroundings. When nanocarriers come into contact with serum, proteins immediately adsorb onto their surface, forming a protein corona which defines their biological identity. Although the composition of the protein corona has been widely determined by proteomics, its morphology still remains unclear. In this study we show for the first time the morphology of the protein corona using transmission electron microscopy...
June 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630233/motor-recovery-prediction-with-clinical-assessment-and-local-diffusion-homogeneity-after-acute-subcortical-infarction
#11
Gang Liu, Shuangquan Tan, Chao Dang, Kangqiang Peng, Chuanmiao Xie, Shihui Xing, Jinsheng Zeng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Initial clinical assessment or conventional diffusion tensor imaging parameters alone do not reliably predict poststroke recovery of motor function. Recently, local diffusion homogeneity (LDH) has been proposed to represent the local coherence of water molecule diffusion and can serve as a complementary marker for investigating white matter alterations of the brain. We aimed to determine whether a combination of initial clinical assessment and LDH could predict motor recovery after acute subcortical infarction...
June 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628450/zika-virus-screening-among-spanish-team-members-after-2016-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-olympic-games
#12
Natalia Rodriguez-Valero, Alberto M Borobia, Mar Lago, Maria Paz Sánchez-Seco, Fernando de Ory, Ana Vázquez, Jose Luis Pérez-Arellano, Cristina Carranza Rodríguez, Miguel J Martínez, Alicia Capón, Elias Cañas, Joaquin Salas-Coronas, Arkaitz Azcune Galparsoro, Jose Muñoz
We evaluated the risk for the Spanish Olympic Team acquiring Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during 2016. We recruited 117 team members, and all tested negative for Zika virus. Lack of cases in this cohort supports the minimum risk estimates made before the Games.
August 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626243/characterization-of-an-aerosol-microconcentrator-for-analysis-using-microscale-optical-spectroscopies
#13
Lina Zheng, Pramod Kulkarni, Konstantinos Zavvos, Huayan Liang, M Eileen Birch, Dionysios D Dionysiou
Efficient microconcentration of aerosols to a substrate is essential for effectively coupling the collected particles to microscale optical spectroscopies such as laser-induced or spark microplasma, or micro-Raman or infrared spectroscopies. In this study, we present detailed characterization of a corona-based aerosol microconcentration technique developed previously (Diwakar and Kulkarni, 2012). The method involves two coaxial electrodes separated by a few millimeters, one held at a high electrical potential and the other grounded...
February 2017: Journal of Aerosol Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626040/pollinia-transfer-on-moth-legs-in-hoya-carnosa-apocynaceae
#14
Ko Mochizuki, Saori Furukawa, Atsushi Kawakita
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The genus Hoya (Apocynaceae; Asclepiadoideae) is characterized by a set of complex floral characters unique among the asclepiads, but their role in pollination is poorly understood. Here, we report a new mechanism of asclepiad pollination in the wax plant Hoya carnosa: the pollinaria are transferred on the legs of medium or large settling moths. METHODS: Floral visitors and their behavior were observed on Amami-Oshima Island during 2013-2015, and the efficacy of different pollinators was determined by counting the pollinarium loads on different flower visitors...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624713/aneuploidy-identification-in-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients-at-diagnosis-by-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-mlpa
#15
A Vázquez-Reyes, L Bobadilla-Morales, C Barba-Barba, G Macías-Salcedo, G Serafín-Saucedo, M E Velázquez-Rivera, M C Almodóvar-Cuevas, A Márquez-Mora, H J Pimentel-Gutiérrez, C Ortega-de-la-Torre, R M Cruz-Osorio, S Nava-Gervasio, J Rivera-Vargas, F Sánchez-Zubieta, J R Corona-Rivera, A Corona-Rivera
Three-quarters of the patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), show numerical or structural chromosomal alterations, which are important factors in leukemogenesis. The use of Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probes Amplification (MLPA) has been mainly limited for searching copy number alterations of genes, suggesting that MLPA could detect numerical alterations in cancer. However, the use of MLPA in pediatrics to analyze subtelomeric sequences for aneuploidy detection has not been considered in previous studies...
June 1, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623699/the-effect-of-the-protein-corona-on-the-interaction-between-nanoparticles-and-lipid-bilayers
#16
Desirè Di Silvio, Marco Maccarini, Roger Parker, Alan Mackie, Giovanna Fragneto, Francesca Baldelli Bombelli
HYPOTHESIS: It is known that nanoparticles (NPs) in a biological fluid are immediately coated by a protein corona (PC), composed of a hard (strongly bounded) and a soft (loosely associated) layers, which represents the real nano-interface interacting with the cellular membrane in vivo. In this regard, supported lipid bilayers (SLB) have extensively been used as relevant model systems for elucidating the interaction between biomembranes and NPs. Herein we show how the presence of a PC on the NP surface changes the interaction between NPs and lipid bilayers with particular care on the effects induced by the NPs on the bilayer structure...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623694/monitoring-of-nanoclay-protein-adsorption-isotherms-via-fluorescence-techniques
#17
Tom Felbeck, Sebastian Moss, Alexandre M P Botas, Marina M Lezhnina, Rute A S Ferreira, Luís D Carlos, Ulrich H Kynast
The investigation of nanoparticles and their interaction with bio-macromolecules have become an important issue; the widely discussed protein corona around nanoparticles and their biological fate in general have drawn particular attention. Here, we focus on nanoclay dispersions and the use of solvatochromic fluorescent dyes (Dansyl and Coumarin 153) for monitoring the interaction with two model proteins, bovine serum albumin and β-lactoglobulin. On one hand, these dyes are poorly emissive in water, but experience a boost in their fluorescence when adsorbed into the hydrophobic domains of proteins...
June 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623536/comparison-of-fungicidal-properties-of-non-thermal-plasma-produced-by-corona-discharge-and-dielectric-barrier-discharge
#18
J Julák, H Soušková, V Scholtz, E Kvasničková, D Savická, V Kříha
The inactivation of four micromycete species by action of non-thermal plasma was followed. Two sources of plasma were compared, namely, positive corona discharge and dielectric barrier discharge. The corona discharge appeared as suitable for fungal spore inactivation in water suspension, whereas the barrier discharge inactivated spores on the surface of cultivation agar. Cladosporium sphaerospermum was the most sensitive, being inactivated within 10 min of exposure to plasma, whereas Aspergillus oryzae displayed decrease in viable cell count only, the complete inactivation was not achieved even after 40 min of exposure...
June 17, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617680/pulse-photoplethysmographic-amplitude-and-heart-rate-variability-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-prospective-observational-study
#19
Riccardo Colombo, Ferdinando Raimondi, Alberto Corona, Andrea Marchi, Beatrice Borghi, Simone Pellegrin, Paola Bergomi, Tommaso Fossali, Stefano Guzzetti, Alberto Porta
BACKGROUND: Surgical stress affects the autonomic nervous system by increasing sympathetic outflow. One method of monitoring sympathetic activity is pulse photoplethysmographic analysis. From this two indices can be derived - autonomic nervous system state (ANSS) and ANSS index (ANSSi). It has recently been claimed that these indices can be used to measure sympathetic activity in anaesthetised patients, but their validity has not yet been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: To measure changes in pulse photoplethysmographic indices and determine any agreement with autonomic nervous system modulation of the cardiovascular system in healthy study participants during surgery under general anaesthesia...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616954/surface-charge-and-particle-size-determine-the-metabolic-fate-of-dendritic-polyglycerols
#20
Kritee Pant, Johanna Pufe, Kristof Zarschler, Ralf Bergmann, Jörg Steinbach, Sabine Reimann, Rainer Haag, Jens Pietzsch, Holger Stephan
Dendritic polyglycerols (dPG) are water soluble, polyether-based nanomaterials which hold great potential in diagnostic as well as therapeutic applications. In order to translate them for in vivo applications, a systematic assessment regarding their cell and tissue interactions as well as their metabolic fate in vivo is a crucial step. Herein, we explore the structure-activity relationship of three different sizes (ca. 3, 5, and 10 nm) of neutral dendritic polyglycerol (dPG) and their corresponding negatively charged sulfate analogs (dPGS) on their in vitro and in vivo characteristics...
June 15, 2017: Nanoscale
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