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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433942/synthesis-and-characterization-of-poly-propylene-imine-dendrimer-grafted-gold-nanoparticles-as-nanocarriers-of-doxorubicin
#1
Marzieh Golshan, Mehdi Salami-Kalajahi, Mina Mirshekarpour, Hossein Roghani-Mamaqani, Maryam Mohammadi
The aim of current work is synthesis 4th-generation-poly(propylene imine) (PPI)-dendrimer modified gold nanoparticles (Au-G4A) as nanocarriers for doxorubicin (DOX) and studying in vitro drug release kinetics from nanocarriers into different media. Accordingly, AuNPs were synthesized by reduction of chloroauric acid (HAuCl4) aqueous solution with trisodium citrate and modified with cysteamine to obtain amine-functionalized (Au-NH2) nanoparticles. Au-NH2 nanoparticles were used as multifunctional cores and participated in Michael addition of acrylonitrile and reduction process by lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) to synthesize Au-G4A nanoparticles...
April 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433579/distinguishing-septic-from-normal-donors-by-detection-of-spla2-iia-from-human-plasma-using-a-microsieve-based-immunoassay
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Daniel R Zweitzig, Arjan G Tibbe, Mark J Kopnitsky, Kathleen Cichonski, Leon W M M Terstappen
Bloodstream infections that progress to septic shock are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, and are associated with significant healthcare costs. Recent studies have shown that a member of the secreted phospholipase protein family, termed sPLA2-IIA, may play a role during the innate immune response to bacterial infections, and is elevated in the plasma of septic patients. In this report, the feasibility of a simple microsieve-based sPLA2-IIA detection immunoassay was explored. Microsieves containing 5μm pores were covalently coupled with a sPLA2-IIA-specific monoclonal antibody at 0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433031/crystal-structures-of-model-lithium-halides-in-bulk-phase-and-in-clusters
#3
G Lanaro, G N Patey
We employ lattice energy calculations and molecular dynamics simulations to compare the stability of wurtzite and rock salt crystal structures of four lithium halides (LiF, LiCl, LiBr, and LiI) modeled using the Tosi-Fumi and Joung-Cheatham potentials, which are models frequently used in simulation studies. Both infinite crystals and finite clusters are considered. For the Tosi-Fumi model, we find that all four salts prefer the wurtzite structure both at 0 K and at finite temperatures, in disagreement with experiments, where rock salt is the stable structure and wurtzite exists as a metastable state...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432779/nmdar-independent-hippocampal-long-term-depression-impairment-after-status-epilepticus-in-a-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Andrey D Ivanov, Aleksey V Zaitsev
Temporal lobe epilepsy is usually associated with cognitive decline and memory deficits. Despite numerous existing studies on various animal models, the mechanisms of these deficits remain largely unclear. A specific form of long-term synaptic efficacy changes - long-term depression (LTD) - is thought to play an important role in memory formation and learning. However, extremely little is known about the possible alteration of LTD induction and dynamics after a status epilepticus (SE). In the present work we investigated the acute and delayed effects of lithium-pilocarpine-induced SE on NMDAR-dependent and NMDAR-independent hippocampal LTD in vitro...
April 22, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431172/quantitative-analysis-of-li-distributions-in-battery-material-li1-xfepo4-using-fe-m2-3-edge-and-valence-electron-energy-loss-spectra
#5
Shunsuke Kobayashi, Craig A J Fisher, Akihide Kuwabara, Yoshio Ukyo, Yuichi Ikuhara
The spatial distribution of Li ions in a lithium iron phosphate (Li1-xFePO4) single crystal after chemical delithiation is quantitatively investigated using Fe M2,3-edge and valence electron energy loss (EEL) spectroscopy techniques. Li contents between those of end-member compositions LiFePO4 and FePO4 are found to correspond to reproducible changes in Fe M2,3-edge and valence EEL spectra across an interface between LiFePO4 and FePO4 regions. Quantitative analysis of these changes is used to estimate the local valence states of Fe ions, from which the Li concentration in the intermediate phase can be deduced...
April 18, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430470/parametrically-tunable-soliton-induced-resonant-radiation-by-three-wave-mixing
#6
B B Zhou, X Liu, H R Guo, X L Zeng, X F Chen, H P Chung, Y H Chen, M Bache
We show that a temporal soliton can induce resonant radiation by three-wave mixing nonlinearities. This constitutes a new class of resonant radiation whose spectral positions are parametrically tunable. The experimental verification is done in a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal, where a femtosecond near-IR soliton is excited and resonant radiation waves are observed exactly at the calculated soliton phase-matching wavelengths via the sum- and difference-frequency generation nonlinearities. This extends the supercontinuum bandwidth well into the mid IR to span 550-5000 nm, and the mid-IR edge is parametrically tunable over 1000 nm by changing the three-wave mixing phase-matching condition...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430410/modelling-and-simulation-of-piezoelectrically-driven-self-charging-lithium-ion-batteries
#7
Zhiguo Wang
Self-charging lithium ion batteries (SCLIBs) that hybridize mechanical energy harvesting and storage processes into one process can be fabricated using a piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film as a separator in lithium ion batteries. In this paper, the deintercalation reaction at LiCoO2 and intercalation reaction at graphite were studied under an internal piezoelectric field using density functional theory. It was found that the internal piezoelectric field applied on the anode can increase intercalation energies and diffusion behavior, at the same time, the internal piezoelectric field facilitates the deintercalation reaction at the cathode...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430407/three-dimensional-arylene-diimide-frameworks-for-highly-stable-lithium-ion-batteries
#8
Tyler B Schon, Andrew J Tilley, Emily L Kynaston, Dwight S Seferos
Lithium-ion batteries are the best commercial technology to satisfy the energy storage needs of current and emerging applications. However, the use of transition metal-based cathodes precludes them from being low cost, sustainable, and environmentally benign, even with recycling programs in place. In this study, we report a highly stable organic material that can be used in place of the transition metal cathodes. By creating a three-dimensional framework based on triptycene and perylene diimide (PDI), a cathode can be constructed that mitigates stability issues that organic electrodes typically suffer from...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429541/toward-practical-high-energy-batteries-a-modular-assembled-oval-like-carbon-microstructure-for-thick-sulfur-electrodes
#9
Yusheng Ye, Feng Wu, Yuting Liu, Teng Zhao, Ji Qian, Yi Xing, Wanlong Li, Jiaqi Huang, Li Li, Qianming Huang, Xuedong Bai, Renjie Chen
The modular assembly of microstructures from simple nanoparticles offers a powerful strategy for creating materials with new functionalities. Such microstructures have unique physicochemical properties originating from confinement effects. Here, the modular assembly of scattered ketjen black nanoparticles into an oval-like microstructure via double "Fischer esterification," which is a form of surface engineering used to fine-tune the materials surface characteristics, is presented. After carbonization, the oval-like carbon microstructure shows promise as a candidate sulfur host for the fabrication of thick sulfur electrodes...
April 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429511/in-situ-construction-of-stable-tissue-directed-reinforced-bifunctional-separator-protection-film-on-lithium-anode-for-lithium-oxygen-batteries
#10
Ji-Jing Xu, Qing-Chao Liu, Yue Yu, Jin Wang, Jun-Min Yan, Xin-Bo Zhang
To achieve a high reversibility and long cycle life for Li-O2 battery system, the stable tissue-directed/reinforced bifunctional separator/protection film (TBF) is in situ fabricated on the surface of metallic lithium anode. It is shown that a Li-O2 cell composed of the TBF-modified lithium anodes exhibits an excellent anodic reversibility (300 cycles) and effectively improved cathodic long lifetime (106 cycles). The improvement is attributed to the ability of the TBF, which has chemical, electrochemical, and mechanical stability, to effectively prevent direct contact between the surface of the lithium anode and the highly reactive reduced oxygen species (Li2 O2 or its intermediate LiO2 ) in cell...
April 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429506/a-robust-and-conductive-black-tin-oxide-nanostructure-makes-efficient-lithium-ion-batteries-possible
#11
Wujie Dong, Jijian Xu, Chao Wang, Yue Lu, Xiangye Liu, Xin Wang, Xiaotao Yuan, Zhe Wang, Tianquan Lin, Manling Sui, I-Wei Chen, Fuqiang Huang
SnO2 -based lithium-ion batteries have low cost and high energy density, but their capacity fades rapidly during lithiation/delithiation due to phase aggregation and cracking. These problems can be mitigated by using highly conducting black SnO2-x , which homogenizes the redox reactions and stabilizes fine, fracture-resistant Sn precipitates in the Li2 O matrix. Such fine Sn precipitates and their ample contact with Li2 O proliferate the reversible Sn → Li x Sn → Sn → SnO2 /SnO2-x cycle during charging/discharging...
April 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429259/early-morphological-and-functional-changes-in-the-gabaergic-system-of-hippocampus-in-the-rat-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-epilepsy
#12
V B Karyakin, D S Vasil'ev, I A Zhuravin, A V Zaitsev, L G Magazanik
We studied early alterations in the GABAergic system of the rat hippocampus in the lithium-pilocarpine model of epilepsy. Twenty-four hours after the pilocarpine treatment, a decrease in the number of calretinin-positive interneurons was observed in the CA1 field of the hippocampus, whereas the number of parvalbumin-positive interneurons remained unchanged. The decreased levels of the GABA-synthesizing enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD67) and the membrane GABA transporter GAT1 were revealed using Western blot analysis...
January 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429025/nanoscale-controlled-li-insertion-reaction-induced-by-scanning-electron-beam-irradiation-in-a-li4ti5o12-electrode-material-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#13
Mitsunori Kitta, Masanori Kohyama
The development of a nanoscale battery reaction in an electrode material associated with in situ microscopic observation is significant to an understanding of the solid-state mechanism of a battery reaction. With a Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) crystal as the negative electrode of a Li-ion battery (LIB), we show that a nanoscale-controlled Li-insertion reaction can be produced by electron beam irradiation with scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). A selected area in a Li2O-coated thin LTO crystal was irradiated by the electron probe of STEM with a high beam intensity of 2...
April 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428338/strategies-to-prevent-death-by-suicide-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Natalie B V Riblet, Brian Shiner, Yinong Young-Xu, Bradley V Watts
BackgroundFew randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have shown decreases in suicide.AimsTo identify interventions for preventing suicide.MethodWe searched EMBASE and Medline from inception until 31 December 2015. We included RCTs comparing prevention strategies with control. We pooled odds ratios (ORs) for suicide using the Peto method.ResultsAmong 8647 citations, 72 RCTs and 6 pooled analyses met inclusion criteria. Three RCTs (n = 2028) found that the World Health Organization (WHO) brief intervention and contact (BIC) was associated with significantly lower odds of suicide (OR = 0...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426190/robust-polymer-electrolyte-membranes-with-high-ambient-temperature-lithium-ion-conductivity-via-polymerization-induced-microphase-separation
#15
Sujay A Chopade, Jesus G Au, Ziang Li, Peter W Schmidt, Marc A Hillmyer, Timothy P Lodge
Mechanically robust polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) exhibiting high ionic conductivity at ambient temperature are a prerequisite for next-generation electrochemical devices. We utilized a polymerization-induced microphase separation (PIMS) strategy to prepare nanostructured materials comprising continuous conducting nanochannels intertwined with a mechanically and thermally robust cross-linked polymeric framework. Addition of succinonitrile (SN) rendered the poly(ethylene oxide)/lithium (Li) salt conducting domains completely amorphous, resulting in outstanding conductivities (∼0...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425958/reactions-of-5-indolizyl-lithium-compounds-with-some-bielectrophiles
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Sergey A Rzhevskii, Victor B Rybakov, Victor N Khrustalev, Eugene V Babaev
Abstract: Indolizyl-5-lithium anions react with succinic and phtalic anhidrides giving 1,4-keto acids, with oxallyl chloride giving 1,2-diketone, and with ethyl pyruvate giving 1,2-hydroxyacid. However, with α-halocarbonyl compounds, they react in different ways, forming the products of selective bromination at C-5 (with α-bromo ketones and esters of α-bromo acids) and 5-chloroacetyl indolizines.
April 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425698/-dispersion-assembly-approach-to-synthesize-three-dimensional-graphene-polymer-composite-aerogel-as-a-powerful-organic-cathode-for-rechargeable-li-and-na-batteries
#17
Yu Zhang, Yanshan Huang, Guanhui Yang, Fanxing Bu, Ke Li, Imran Shakir, Yuxi Xu
Polymer cathode materials are promising alternatives to inorganic counterparts for both lithium ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium ion batteries (SIBs) due to their high theoretical capacity, adjustable molecular structure and strong adaptability to different counter-ions in batteries, etc. However, they suffer from poor practical capacity and low rate capability because of their intrinsically poor conductivity. Herein, we report the synthesis of self-assembled graphene/poly(anthraquinonyl sufide) (PAQS) composite aerogel (GPA) with efficient integration of three-dimensional (3D) graphene framework with electroactive PAQS particles via a novel dispersion-assembly strategy, which can be used as a free-standing flexible cathode upon mechanical pressing...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425696/granadilla-inspired-structure-design-for-conversion-alloy-reaction-electrode-with-integrated-lithium-storage-behaviors
#18
Chaoji Chen, Linfeng Peng, Yiju Li, Lei Zhang, Jingwei Xiang, Pei Hu, Shijie Cheng, Yunhui Huang, Jia Xie
Conversion/alloy-reaction electrode materials promise much higher energy density than the commonly used ones based on intercalation chemistries. However, the low electronic conductivity, and specially the large volume expansion upon lithiation hinder their practical applications. Here for the first time, a unique granadilla-inspired structure was designed to prepare the conversion/alloy-reaction anode of carbon coated tin/calcium tin oxide (C@void@Sn/CaSnO3) ternary composite. The granadilla-inspired structure ensures the intimate contact between the Sn/CaSnO3 nanoparticles and the carbon matrix, providing not only conductive networks for electron transport and short distance for Li+ diffusion but also effective space for the electrode volume-expansion towards conversion/alloy reaction...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425670/electroencephalographic-patterns-of-lithium-poisoning-a-study-of-the-effect-concentration-relationships-in-the-rat
#19
Anne-Sophie Hanak, Isabelle Malissin, Joël Poupon, Patricia Risède, Lucie Chevillard, Bruno Mégarbane
OBJECTIVES: Lithium overdose may result in encephalopathy and electroencephalographic abnormalities. Three poisoning patterns have been identified based on the ingested dose, previous treatment duration and renal function. Whether the severity of lithium-induced encephalopathy depends on the poisoning pattern has not been established. We designed a rat study to investigate lithium-induced encephalopathy and correlate its severity to plasma, erythrocyte, cerebrospinal fluid and brain lithium concentrations previously determined in rat models mimicking human poisoning patterns...
April 20, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425544/in-situ-template-synthesis-of-hollow-nanospheres-assembled-from-nico2s4-c-ultrathin-nanosheets-with-high-electrochemical-activities-for-lithium-storage-and-orr-catalysis
#20
Xiaoyu Wu, Songmei Li, Bo Wang, Jianhua Liu, Mei Yu
Transition-metal sulfide hollow nanostructures have received intensive attention in energy-related applications due to their unique structural features and high electrochemical activities. Here, a well-designed composite of NiCo2S4@C is successfully fabricated using a facile in situ template removal method. The obtained composite shows unique microstructures of hollow nanospheres (∼650 nm in diameter) assembled from ultrathin NiCo2S4@C nanosheets, in which numerous scattered NiCo2S4 nanoparticles are embedded in ultrathin carbon nanosheets, exhibiting mesoporous features with a high surface area of 247...
April 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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