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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325940/one-pot-synthesis-of-four-coordinate-boron-iii-complexes-by-the-ligand-promoted-organic-group-migration-between-boronic-acids
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Venkata S Sadu, Hye-Rin Bin, Do-Min Lee, Kee-In Lee
Multidisciplinary applications of four-coordinate boron(III) complexes make them very attractive and challenging research field in chemistry, biology and material sciences. The dual role played by boron atom in stabilising the chelate ligand and enhancing the π-conjugation makes them very useful as luminescent materials for organic electronics and photonics, and sensing and imaging probes for biomedical purposes. The conventional methods involve the use of diarylborinic acids or anhydrides and triaryl boranes, which are made from organometallic reagents...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319779/supramolecular-biofunctional-materials
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REVIEW
Jie Zhou, Jie Li, Xuewen Du, Bing Xu
This review discusses supramolecular biofunctional materials, a novel class of biomaterials formed by small molecules that are held together via noncovalent interactions. The complexity of biology and relevant biomedical problems not only inspire, but also demand effective molecular design for functional materials. Supramolecular biofunctional materials offer (almost) unlimited possibilities and opportunities to address challenging biomedical problems. Rational molecular design of supramolecular biofunctional materials exploit powerful and versatile noncovalent interactions, which offer many advantages, such as responsiveness, reversibility, tunability, biomimicry, modularity, predictability, and, most importantly, adaptiveness...
March 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300769/aptamers-biomedical-interest-and-applications
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EDITORIAL
Cristina Romero-López, Alfredo Berzal-Herranz
Aptamers are short DNA or RNA oligonucleotides specialized in the specific and efficient binding to a target molecule. They are obtained by in vitro selection or evolution processes. It was in 1990 that two independent research groups described the bases of a new in vitro technology for the identification of RNA molecules able to specifically bind to a target [1,2]. Tuerk and Gold established the principals of the in vitro selection process that was named SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential enrichment), which is based on iterative cycles of binding, partitioning, and amplification of oligonucleotides from a pool of variant sequences [2]...
March 16, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296390/clickable-antifouling-polymer-brushes-for-polymer-pen-lithography
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Uwe Bog, Andres de Los Santos Pereira, Summer L Mueller, Shana Havenridge, Viviana Parrillo, Michael Bruns, Andrea E Holmes, Cesar Rodriguez-Emmenegger, Harald Fuchs, Michael Hirtz
Protein-repellent reactive surfaces that promote localized specific binding are highly desirable for applications in the biomedical field. Nonspecific adhesion will compromise the function of bioactive surfaces, leading to ambiguous results of binding assays and negating the binding specificity of patterned cell-adhesive motives. Localized specific binding is often achieved by attaching a linker to the surface, and the other side of the linker is used to bind specifically to a desired functional agent, as e...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287138/biofunctionalized-3-d-carbon-nano-network-platform-for-enhanced-fibroblast-cell-adhesion
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A K M Rezaul Haque Chowdhury, Amirhossein Tavangar, Bo Tan, Krishnan Venkatakrishnan
Carbon nanomaterials have been investigated for various biomedical applications. In most cases, however, these nanomaterials must be functionalized biologically or chemically due to their biological inertness or possible cytotoxicity. Here, we report the development of a new carbon nanomaterial with a bioactive phase that significantly promotes cell adhesion. We synthesize the bioactive phase by introducing self-assembled nanotopography and altered nano-chemistry to graphite substrates using ultrafast laser...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280341/a-facile-method-to-prepare-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-and-hydrophobic-drug-encapsulated-biodegradable-polyurethane-nanoparticles
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Kuo-Wei Cheng, Shan-Hui Hsu
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO NPs) have a wide range of biomedical applications such as in magnetic resonance imaging, targeting, and hyperthermia therapy. Aggregation of SPIO NPs can occur because of the hydrophobic surface and high surface energy of SPIO NPs. Here, we developed a facile method to encapsulate SPIO NPs in amphiphilic biodegradable polymer. Anionic biodegradable polyurethane nanoparticles (PU NPs) with ~35 nm size and different chemistry were prepared by waterborne processes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275726/enhanced-pedot-adhesion-on-solid-substrates-with-electrografted-p-edot-nh2
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Liangqi Ouyang, Bin Wei, Chin-Chen Kuo, Sheevangi Pathak, Brendan Farrell, David C Martin
Conjugated polymers, such as poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) (PEDOT), have emerged as promising materials for interfacing biomedical devices with tissue because of their relatively soft mechanical properties, versatile organic chemistry, and inherent ability to conduct both ions and electrons. However, their limited adhesion to substrates is a concern for in vivo applications. We report an electrografting method to create covalently bonded PEDOT on solid substrates. An amine-functionalized EDOT derivative (2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-2-yl)methanamine (EDOT-NH2), was synthesized and then electrografted onto conducting substrates including platinum, iridium, and indium tin oxide...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272839/combined-analysis-of-nmr-and-ms-spectra-canms
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Mei Chong, Anusha Jayaraman, Silvia Marin, Vitaly Selivanov, Pedro R de Atauri Carulla, Daniel A Tennant, Marta Cascante, Ulrich L Günther, Christian Ludwig
Cellular metabolism in mammalian cells represents a challenge for analytical chemistry in the context of current biomedical research. Mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy together with computational tools have been used to study metabolism in cells. Compartmentalization of metabolism complicates the interpretation of stable isotope patterns in mammalian cells owing to the superimposition of different pathways contributing to the same pool of analytes. This indicates a need for a model-free approach to interpret such data...
March 8, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266537/mineral-surface-chemistry-and-nanoparticle-aggregation-control-membrane-self-assembly
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Nita Sahai, Hussein Kaddour, Punam Dalai, Ziqiu Wang, Garrett Bass, Min Gao
The self-assembly of lipid bilayer membranes to enclose functional biomolecules, thus defining a "protocell," was a seminal moment in the emergence of life on Earth and likely occurred at the micro-environment of the mineral-water interface. Mineral-lipid interactions are also relevant in biomedical, industrial and technological processes. Yet, no structure-activity relationships (SARs) have been identified to predict lipid self-assembly at mineral surfaces. Here we examined the influence of minerals on the self-assembly and survival of vesicles composed of single chain amphiphiles as model protocell membranes...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258873/application-of-eels-and-eftem-to-the-life-sciences-enabled-by-the-contributions-of-ondrej-krivanek
#10
Richard D Leapman
The pioneering contributions of Ondrej Krivanek to the development of electron energy loss spectrometers, energy filters, and detectors for transmission and scanning transmission electron microscopes have provided researchers with indispensible tools across a wide range of disciplines in the physical sciences, ranging from condensed matter physics, to chemistry, mineralogy, materials science, and nanotechnology. In addition, the same instrumentation has extended its reach into the life sciences, and it is this aspect of Ondrej Krivanek's influential contributions that will be surveyed here, together with some personal recollections...
January 23, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249242/phytofabricated-gold-nanoparticles-and-their-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Bashir Ahmad, Nabia Hafeez, Shumaila Bashir, Abdur Rauf, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman
In a couple of decades, nanotechnology has become a trending technology owing to its integrated science collection that incorporates variety of fields such as chemistry, physics, medicine, catalytic processes, food processing industries, electronics and energy sectors. One of the emerging fields of nanotechnology that has gained momentous admiration is nano-biotechnology. Nano-biotechnology is an integrated combination of biology with nanotechnology that encompasses the tailoring, and synthesis of small particles that are less than 100nm in size and subsequent exploitation of these particles for their biological applications...
February 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244656/overviews-on-the-cellular-uptake-mechanism-of-polysaccharide-colloidal-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Sara Salatin, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi
Nanoparticulate drug/gene carriers have gained much attention in the past decades because of their versatile and tunable properties. However, efficacy of the therapeutic agents can be further enhanced using naturally occurring materials-based nanoparticles. Polysaccharides are an emerging class of biopolymers; therefore, they are generally considered to be safe, non-toxic, biocompatible and biodegradable. Considering that the target of nanoparticle-based therapeutic strategies is localization of biomedical agents in subcellular compartments, a detailed understanding of the cellular mechanism involved in the uptake of polysaccharide-based nanoparticles is essential for safe and efficient therapeutic applications...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238145/high-accuracy-determination-of-cytotoxic-responses-from-graphene-oxide-exposure-using-imaging-flow-cytometry
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Sandra Vranic, Kostas Kostarelos
Graphene and other 2D materials have received increased attention in the biomedical field due to their unique properties and potential use as carriers for targeted drug delivery or in regenerative medicine. Before the exploitation of graphene-based materials in biomedicine becomes a reality, it is necessary to establish the full toxicological profile and better understand how the material interacts with cells and tissues. Because specific properties, such as flake size and surface chemistry, might determine whether graphene can achieve therapeutic efficacy without causing toxicity, it is important to develop highly accurate and reliable screening techniques to accurately assess the biocompatibility of different types of graphene-based materials...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225818/heat-induced-radiolabeling-and-click-chemistry-a-powerful-combination-for-generating-multifunctional-nanomaterials
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Hushan Yuan, Moses Q Wilks, Georges El Fakhri, Marc D Normandin, Charalambos Kaittanis, Lee Josephson
A key advantage of nanomaterials for biomedical applications is their ability to feature multiple small reporter groups (multimodality), or combinations of reporter groups and therapeutic agents (multifunctionality), while being targeted to cell surface receptors. Here a facile combination of techniques for the syntheses of multimodal, targeted nanoparticles (NPs) is presented, whereby heat-induced-radiolabeling (HIR) labels NPs with radiometals and so-called click chemistry is used to attach bioactive groups to the NP surface...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215075/iron-oxide-surface-chemistry-effect-of-chemical-structure-on-binding-in-benzoic-acid-and-catechol-derivatives
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Katalin V Korpany, Dorothy D Majewski, Cindy T Chiu, Shoronia N Cross, Amy Szuchmacher Blum
The excellent performance of functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) in nanomaterial and biomedical applications often relies on achieving the attachment of ligands to the iron oxide surface both in sufficient number and with proper orientation. Toward this end, we determine relationships between the ligand chemical structure and surface binding on magnetic IONPs for a series of related benzoic acid and catechol derivatives. Ligand exchange was used to introduce the model ligands, and the resultant nanoparticles were characterized using Fourier transform infrared-attenuated internal reflectance spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and nanoparticle solubility behavior...
March 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205401/computer-aided-drug-design-to-explore-cyclodextrin-therapeutics-and-biomedical-applications
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Azizeh Abdolmaleki, Fatemeh Ghasemi, Jahan B Ghasemi
Cyclodextrin (CD) is a subset of the macrocyclic structural class, which is an important class of small organic agents that are useful functional excipients. They have wide range application possibilities in different fields of sciences such as material preparation, medicine, analytical chemistry, and separation processes. They are used widely in pharmaceutical formulations and drug delivery for increasing the water solubility of low soluble drugs and drug candidates. Due to the ring structure, they behave differently than smaller molecules and may be capable of hitting new classes of targets...
February 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183655/differential-cytotoxicity-and-internalization-of-graphene-family-nanomaterials-in-myocardial-cells
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Flavio F Contreras-Torres, Andrés Rodríguez-Galván, Carlos E Guerrero-Beltrán, Erick Martínez-Lorán, Eduardo Vázquez-Garza, Nancy Ornelas-Soto, Gerardo García-Rivas
Given the well-known physical properties of graphene oxide (GO), numerous applications for this novel nanomaterial have been recently envisioned to improve the performance of biomedical devices. However, the toxicological assessment of GO, which strongly depends on the used material and the studied cell line, is a fundamental task that needs to be performed prior to its use in biomedical applications. Therefore, the toxicological characterization of GO is still ongoing. This study contributes to this, aiming to synthesize and characterize GO particles and thus investigate their toxic effects in myocardial cells...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181828/synthesis-of-sericin-based-conjugates-by-click-chemistry-enhancement-of-sunitinib-bioavailability-and-cell-membrane-permeation
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Luca Scrivano, Domenico Iacopetta, Maria Stefania Sinicropi, Carmela Saturnino, Pasquale Longo, Ortensia Ilaria Parisi, Francesco Puoci
Sericin is a natural protein that has been used in biomedical and pharmaceutical fields as raw material for polypeptide-based drug delivery systems (DDSs). In this paper, it has been employed as pharmaceutical biopolymer for the production of sunitinib-polypeptide conjugate. The synthesis has been carried out by simple click reaction in water, using the redox couple l-ascorbic acid/hydrogen peroxide as a free radical grafting initiator. The bioconjugate molecular weight (50 kDa < Mw < 75 kDa) was obtained by SDS-PAGE, while the spectroscopic characteristics have been studied in order to reveal the presence of grafted sunitinib...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155937/controlled-aggregation-and-cell-uptake-of-thermoresponsive-polyoxazoline-grafted-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#19
Steffen Kurzhals, Noga Gal, Ronald Zirbs, Erik Reimhult
Hydrophilic polymer-coated iron oxide nanoparticles are potential materials for a plethora of applications in the biotechnological field. Typical such polymers, e.g. dextran or poly(ethylene glycol), lack the ability to tailor the biological response to an environmental trigger, while common responsive polymers such as poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) or poly(acrylic acid) are not suitable for biomedical applications. We present the synthesis and characterization of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with thermoresponsive polyoxazoline brushes grafted at unprecedented density using nitrodopamine anchor chemistry...
February 3, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139927/continuous-in-flight-synthesis-for-on-demand-delivery-of-ligand-free-colloidal-gold-nanoparticles
#20
Paul Maguire, David Rutherford, Manuel Macias-Montero, Charles Mahony, Colin Kelsey, Mark Tweedie, Fátima Pérez-Martin, Harold McQuaid, Declan Diver, Davide Mariotti
We demonstrate an entirely new method of nanoparticle chemical synthesis based on liquid droplet irradiation with ultralow (<0.1 eV) energy electrons. While nanoparticle formation via high energy radiolysis or transmission electron microscopy-based electron bombardment is well-understood, we have developed a source of electrons with energies close to thermal which leads to a number of important and unique benefits. The charged species, including the growing nanoparticles, are held in an ultrathin surface reaction zone which enables extremely rapid precursor reduction...
March 8, 2017: Nano Letters
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