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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735193/fabrication-of-in2s3-zn2geo4-composite-photocatalyst-for-degradation-of-acetaminophen-under-visible-light
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Tao Yan, Tingting Wu, Yaru Zhang, Meng Sun, Xiaodong Wang, Qin Wei, Bin Du
A novel indium trisulfide/zinc germinate (In2S3/Zn2GeO4) composite was developed via a co-precipitation hydrothermal method. The as-prepared composite was characterized in detail by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). Zn2GeO4 nanorods work as the main photocatalyst while In2S3 nanoparticles deposited on them acts as the photosensitizer. The resulting In2S3/Zn2GeO4 heterogeneous photocatalyst not only has enhanced visible light absorption, but also improved photo-generated charge transfer efficiency with remarkably high efficiency in decomposing acetaminophen (APAP)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734835/migration-ability-and-toll-like-receptor-expression-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-significantly-after-three-dimensional-culture
#2
Panpan Zhou, Zilin Liu, Xue Li, Bing Zhang, Xiaoyuan Wang, Jing Lan, Qing Shi, Dong Li, Xiuli Ju
While the conventional two-dimensional (2D) culture protocol is well accepted for the culture of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), this method fails to recapitulate the in vivo native three-dimensional (3D) cellular microenvironment, and may result in phenotypic changes, and homing and migration capacity impairments. MSC preparation in 3D culture systems has been considered an attractive preparatory and delivery method recently. We seeded human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (hUCMSCs) in a 3D culture system with porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM), and investigated the phenotypic changes, the expression changes of some important receptors, including Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) when hUCMSCs were transferred from 2D to 3D systems, as well as the alterations in in vivo homing and migration potential...
July 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734785/impact-of-magnetic-stirring-on-stainless-steel-integrity-effect-on-biopharmaceutical-processing
#3
Christopher Thompson, Kelly Wilson, Yoen Joo Kim, Min Xie, William K Wang, Michaela Wendeler
Stainless steel containers are widely used in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry for the storage of buffers, process intermediates, and purified drug substance. They are generally held to be corrosion resistant, biocompatible, and non-reactive, although it is well established that trace amounts of metal ions can leach from stainless steel equipment into biopharmaceutical products. We report here that the use of stainless steel containers in conjunction with magnetic stirring bars leads to significantly aggravated metal contamination, consisting both of metal particles and significantly elevated metal ions in solution, the degree of which is several orders of magnitude higher than described for static conditions...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733543/the-role-of-adrenomedullin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-gastric-cancer
#4
Fuhao Qiao, Jian Fang, Jinfeng Xu, Wenqiu Zhao, Ying Ni, Bufugdi Andreas Akuo, Wei Zhang, Yun Liu, Fangfang Ding, Guanlin Li, Baoguo Liu, Hua Wang, Shihe Shao
Adrenomedullin has been shown to be overexpressed in many tumors, including gastric cancer tumors; however, its mechanism of action remains unclear. In this study, we examined the role of adrenomedullin in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer. Using clinical specimens and immunohistochemistry, we found that the expression levels of adrenomedullin and its receptors are inordinately elevated as compared to the adjacent non-tumor gastric tissues. We used siRNA gene silencing, in BGC-823 gastric cancer cell lines, to target adrenomedullin genes, and found that increased adrenomedullin expression results in the proliferation of tumor cells, tumor invasion, and metastasis...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733013/photoluminescence-electrochemical-behavior-and-photocatalytic-activities-of-cobalt-ii-coordination-polymer-nanostructures-synthesized-by-sonochemical-process
#5
Jing-Wang Cui, Yue-Hua Li, Ling-Yan Zhao, Guang-Hua Cui
Nanostructures of a new Co(II) coordination polymer (CP), [Co(Hbibp)(nbta)]n (1), (bibp=4,4'-bis(1-imidazolyl)biphenyl, H3nbta=5-nitro-1,2,3-benzenetricarboxylic acid) was synthesized by a sonochemical method. The nano-sized CP 1 was characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Structural analysis show that CP 1 exhibits a 1D chain structure with a 3-connected SP 1-periodic net (4,4)(0,2) topology, which can be further extended into a 2D supramolecular layer by the NH⋯O hydrogen bond interactions...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732953/sonochemical-surface-functionalization-of-exfoliated-ldh-effect-on-textural-properties-co2-adsorption-cyclic-regeneration-capacities-and-subsequent-gas-uptake-for-simultaneous-methanol-synthesis
#6
Collins I Ezeh, Xiani Huang, Xiaogang Yang, Cheng-Gong Sun, Jiawei Wang
To improve CO2 adsorption, amine modified Layered double hydroxide (LDH) were prepared via a two stage process, SDS/APTS intercalation was supported by ultrasonic irradiation and then followed by MEA extraction. The prepared samples were characterised using Scanning electron microscope-Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), and Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), respectively...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732347/histone-demethylase-jmjd2c-epigenetic-regulators-in-tumors
#7
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Chengcheng Zhang, Zhongqi Wang, Qing Ji, Qi Li
Histone methylation is one of the major epigenetic modifications, and various histone methylases and demethylases participate in the epigenetic regulating. JMJD2C has been recently identified as one of the histone lysine demethylases. As one member of the Jumonji-C histone demethylase family, JMJD2C has the ability to demethylate tri- or di-methylated histone 3 and 2 in either K9 (lysine residue 9) or K36 (lysine residue 36) sites by an oxidative reaction, thereby affecting heterochromatin formation, genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, and transcriptional regulation of genes...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732179/kgf-enhances-oral-epithelial-adhesion-and-rete-peg-elongation-via-integrins
#8
G L Sa, X P Xiong, J G Ren, J Y Wang, H F Xia, Z K Liu, S G He, Y F Zhao
Oral epithelial adhesion to the lamina propria underlies the physiologic function of the oral mucosa and contributes to resisting bacterial invasion, preventing body fluid loss, and maintaining routine chewing; thus, understanding the factors that positively influence oral epithelial adhesion is a research topic of great interest. Rete pegs contribute to oral epithelial adhesion by enlarging the contact areas, whereas integrins are the major molecules that mediate epithelial cell adhesion to the basement membrane...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732164/electrochemical-intercalation-of-mg-2-into-anhydrous-and-hydrated-crystalline-tungsten-oxides
#9
Ruocun Wang, Ching-Chang Chung, Yang Liu, Jacob L Jones, Veronica Augustyn
The reversible intercalation of multivalent cations, especially Mg(2+), into a solid-state electrode is an attractive mechanism for next-generation energy storage devices. These reactions typically exhibit poor kinetics due to a high activation energy for interfacial charge-transfer and slow solid-state diffusion. Interlayer water in V2O5 and MnO2 has been shown to improve Mg(2+) intercalation kinetics in non-aqueous electrolytes. Here, the effect of structural water on Mg(2+) intercalation in non-aqueous electrolytes is examined in crystalline WO3 and the related hydrated and layered WO3·nH2O (n = 1, 2)...
July 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731698/regiocontrolled-electrosynthesis-of-60-fullerene-bisadducts-photovoltaic-performance-and-crystal-structures-of-c60-o-quinodimethane-bisadducts
#10
Zong-Jun Li, Sisi Wang, Shu-Hui Li, Tao Sun, Wei-Wei Yang, Kazutaka Shoyama, Takafumi Nakagawa, Il Jeon, Xiaoniu Yang, Yutaka Matsuo, Xiang Gao
C60 o-quinodimethane bisadducts (C60(QM)2) are promising electron acceptors for the bulk heterojuction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs). However, previous production of C60(QM)2 often resulted in excessive regioisomers, which were difficult to purify and might consequently obscure the structure-performance study of the organofullerene acceptors. Herein, the electrosynthesis of C60(QM)2 is reported. The reaction exhibits a strong regiocontrol with generation of less regioisomers. Single regioisomers of cis-2, trans-3 and e C60(QM)2 are obtained, and the structures are solved with single crystal X-ray diffraction...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731693/isolable-bis-triarylamine-dications-analogues-of-thiele-s-chichibabin-s-and-m%C3%A3-ller-s-hydrocarbons
#11
Gengwen Tan, Xinping Wang
Since the pioneering work by Thiele and Chichibabin, who synthesized the first diradicals bridged by phenylene and biphenylene groups in 1904 and 1907, respectively, numerous efforts have been devoted to synthesizing stable diradicals during the last few decades, and several strategies have been developed to stabilize these highly reactive diradicals. In this Account, we describe the synthesis and characterization of isolable bis(triarylamine) dications, nitrogen analogues of Thiele's, Chichibabin's, and Müller's hydrocarbons, which represent facilely accessible, stable diradicals by replacing carbinyl centers with isoelectronic aminium centers...
July 21, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731353/altering-dna-programmable-colloidal-crystallization-paths-by-modulating-particle-repulsion
#12
Mary X Wang, Jeffrey D Brodin, Jaime A Millan, Soyoung E Seo, Martin Girard, Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Byeongdu Lee, Chad A Mirkin
Colloidal crystal engineering with DNA can be used to realize precise control over nanoparticle (NP) arrangement. Here, we investigate a case of DNA-based assembly where the properties of DNA as a polyelectrolyte brush are employed to alter a hybridization-driven NP crystallization pathway. Using the coassembly of DNA-conjugated proteins and spherical gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) as a model system, we explore how steric repulsion between noncomplementary, neighboring NPs due to overlapping DNA shells can influence their ligand-directed behavior...
July 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731262/nephroprotective-effects-of-anthocyanin-from-the-fruits-of-panax-ginseng-gfa-on-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice
#13
Zhen-Lan Qi, Zi Wang, Wei Li, Jin-Gang Hou, Ying Liu, Xin-Dian Li, Hui-Ping Li, Ying-Ping Wang
Cisplatin is an effective anticancer chemotherapeutic agent, but the use of cisplatin in the clinic is severely limited by side effects. Nephrotoxicity is a major factor that contributes to the side effects of cisplatin chemotherapy. The aim of this research was to survey the nephroprotective effects of anthocyanin from the fruits of Panax ginseng (GFA) in a murine model of cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury. We observed that pretreatment with GFA attenuated cisplatin-induced elevations in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels and histopathological injury induced by cisplatin...
July 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731147/beclin-1-overexpression-inhibits-chondrocyte-apoptosis-and-downregulates-extracellular-matrix-metabolism-in-osteoarthritis
#14
Bin Song, Hong Song, Weiguo Wang, Hongru Wang, Hanyuan Peng, Jing Cui, Rong Wang, Hua Huang, Wei Wang, Lili Wang
In the present study, the expression of Beclin 1 in osteoarthritis (OA) cartilage tissue was investigated, and also its role in proliferation, apoptosis and expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in chondrocytes obtained from patients with OA. Beclin 1 expression in cartilage tissue from OA patients, and in the age- and sex-matched controls, was detected by immunohistochemistry, semi-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. Chondrocytes were divided into control and Beclin 1-overexpressed groups...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730996/correspondence-between-the-electronic-structure-and-phase-separation-in-a-k-doped-fese-system
#15
Chen Liu, Jia Li Zhao, Jia-Ou Wang, Hai-Jie Qian, Rui Wu, Huan-Hua Wang, Nian Zhang, Kurash Ibrahim
Phase separated potassium intercalated FeSe thin films have been synthesized by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The coexistence of FeSe phase and 245 phase was investigated both by x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The volume ratio of these two phases is sensitive to temperatures and amount of extra potassium dosing. The XPS and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) results indicated that these two phases shows the different hybridization strength between adjacent Fe layer and Se layer...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730872/a-dual-label-time-resolved-fluorescence-immunoassay-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-cystatin-c-and-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-in-urine
#16
Y Liu, Y H Liu, W J Bei, K Wang, T T Cui, H L Li, D X Wu, S Q Chen, N Tan, J Y Chen
BACKGROUND: Contrast media is widely used in clinical diagnostic and interventional procedures, but may cause damage to the kidney, that is, contrast-induced nephropathy. This study was to establish a dual-label time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay (TRFIA) for the simultaneous determination of renal function markers cystatin-C (Cys-C) and β2-microglobulin (β2-MG) for the early diagnosis and follow-up surveillance of contrast-induced nephropathy. METHODS: A sandwich immunoassay was used to detect the concentration of Cys-C, and the competitive immunoassay was used to detect the concentration of β2-MG in 50 samples of urine...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730818/nanoscale-mechanics-of-the-solid-electrolyte-interphase-on-lithiated-silicon-electrodes
#17
Haoran Wang, Huck Beng Chew
The ~300% volume changes of lithiated silicon electrodes (LixSi) during electrochemical cycling lead to cracking of the solid electrolyte interface (SEI). Here, we report how strain is transferred from LixSi to two primary inorganic SEI components: LiF and Li2O. Our first principle calculations show that LiF, effectively bonded on LixSi at x > 1, enables the entire interface structure to deform plastically by forming delocalized stable voids. In contrast, Li2O tightly bonded to LixSi is stiffer, and deforms rigidly across all x...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730748/extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-activation-in-the-spinal-cord-contributes-to-visceral-hypersensitivity-induced-by-craniofacial-injury-followed-by-stress
#18
Y-J Zhao, J-H Li, B Hu, Y Wang, X-F Chang, R J Traub, D-Y Cao
BACKGROUND: We previously developed an animal model to examine mechanisms that underlie the emergence of visceral hypersensitivity modeling pain characteristics of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients with comorbid irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In ovariectomized (OVx) rats with estradiol (E2) replacement, visceral hypersensitivity developed subsequent to masseter muscle inflammation followed by repeated forced swim (FS) stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in the spinal cord contributes to visceral hypersensitivity in this overlapping pain model...
July 21, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730438/x-aptamer-selection-and-validation
#19
Ganesh L Lokesh, Hongyu Wang, Curtis H Lam, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, Nancy Ward, David G Gorenstein, David E Volk
Aptamers and second generation analogs, such as X-Aptamers (XAs), SOMAmers, locked nucleic acids (LNAs), and others are increasingly being used for molecular pathway targeting, biomarker discovery, or disease diagnosis by interacting with protein targets on the surface of cells or in solution. Such targeting is being used for imaging, diagnostic evaluation, interference of protein function, or delivery of therapeutic agents. Selection of aptamers using the original SELEX method is cumbersome and time-consuming, often requiring 10-15 rounds of selection, and provides aptamers with a limited number of functional groups, namely four bases of DNA or RNA, although newer SELEX methods have increased this diversity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729872/plc-mediated-signaling-pathway-in-pollen-tubes-regulates-the-gametophytic-self-incompatibility-of-pyrus-species
#20
Haiyong Qu, Yaqin Guan, Yongzhang Wang, Shaolin Zhang
Among the Rosaceae species, the gametophytic self-incompatibility (GSI) is controlled by a single multi-allelic S locus, which is composed of the pistil-S and pollen-S genes. The pistil-S gene encodes a polymorphic ribonuclease (S-RNase), which is essential for identifying self-pollen. However, the S-RNase system has not been fully characterized. In this study, the self-S-RNase inhibited the Ca(2+)-permeable channel activity at pollen tube apices and the selectively decreased phospholipase C (PLC) activity in the plasma membrane of Pyrus pyrifolia pollen tubes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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