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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441594/cotransport-of-human-adenoviruses-with-clay-colloids-and-tio2-nanoparticles-in-saturated-porous-media-effect-of-flow-velocity
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Vasiliki I Syngouna, Constantinos V Chrysikopoulos, Petros Kokkinos, Maria A Tselepi, Apostolos Vantarakis
This study focuses on the effects of two clay colloids (kaolinite, KGa-1b and montmorillonite, STx-1b) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) on human adenovirus transport and retention in water saturated porous media at three different pore water velocities (0.38, 0.74, and 1.21cm/min). Transport and cotransport experiments were performed in 30-cm long laboratory columns packed with clean glass beads with 2mm diameter. The experimental results suggested that the presence of KGa-1b, STx-1b and TiO2 NPs increased human adenovirus inactivation and attachment onto the solid matrix, due to the additional attachment sites available...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441497/development-of-a-biorelevant-material-sparing-membrane-flux-test-for-rapid-screening-of-bioavailability-enhancing-drug-product-formulations
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Aaron M Stewart, Michael E Grass, Deanna M Mudie, Michael M Morgen, Dwayne T Friesen, David T Vodak
Bioavailability-enhancing formulations are often used to overcome challenges of poor gastrointestinal solubility for drug substances developed for oral administration. Conventional in vitro dissolution tests often do not properly compare such formulations due to the many different drug species that may exist in solution. To overcome these limitations, we have designed a practical in vitro membrane flux test, requiring minimal active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and capable of rapidly screening many drug product intermediates...
April 25, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441474/dendrimer-modified-mos2-nanoflakes-as-a-platform-for-combinational-gene-silencing-and-photothermal-therapy-of-tumors
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Lingdan Kong, Lingxi Xing, Benqing Zhou, Lianfang Du, Xiangyang Shi
Exploitation of novel hybrid nanomaterials for combinational tumor therapy is challenging. In this work, we synthesized dendrimer-modified MoS2 nanoflakes for combinational gene silencing and photothermal therapy (PTT) of cancer cells. Hydrothermally synthesized MoS2 nanoflakes were modified with generation 5 (G5) poly(amidoamine) dendrimers partially functionalized with lipoic acid via disulfide bond. The formed G5-MoS2 nanoflakes display good colloidal stability and superior photothermal conversion efficiency and photothermal stability...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440823/quantitative-nmr-of-quadrupolar-nucleus-as-a-novel-analytical-method-hydrolysis-behaviour-analysis-of-aluminum-ion
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Hideshi Maki, Genki Sakata, Minoru Mizuhata
In this study, quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance (qNMR) spectroscopy of quadrupolar nuclei has been established. The complicated hydrolysis behavior of the Al(3+) ion, which causes fish poisoning and inhibits the growth of plants in environmental water, was clarified by (27)Al qNMR spectroscopy. Highly accurate simultaneous multicomponent quantitative analysis of various hydrolyzed forms of the Al ion was achieved in a non-destructive manner. The calibration curve of the external standard aqueous Al(NO3)3 solution showed excellent linearity over a very wide concentration range from 1 × 10(-4) to 1 mol L(-1) (an increase in concentration of 10 000 times), with a simple experimental and analytical procedure...
April 25, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440793/wavelength-dependent-plasmon-mediated-coalescence-of-two-gold-nanorods
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Jiunn-Woei Liaw, Wu-Chun Lin, Mao-Kuen Kuo
Plasmon-mediated coalescence of two nearby gold nanorods (NRs) suspended in water induced by the illumination of a linearly polarized (LP) light was studied theoretically. We analyzed the coupled optical forces and torques in terms of Maxwell's stress tensor upon two identical NRs irradiated by a LP plane wave using the multiple multipole method to estimate the optomechanical outcome. Numerical results show that the light-matter interaction can perform attraction or repulsion, depending on their initial configurations...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440710/selenium-nanoparticles-potential-in-cancer-gene-and-drug-delivery
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Fiona Maiyo, Moganavelli Singh
In recent decades, colloidal selenium nanoparticles have emerged as exceptional selenium species with reported chemopreventative and therapeutic properties. This has sparked widespread interest in their use as a carrier of therapeutic agents with results displaying synergistic effects of selenium with its therapeutic cargo and improved anticancer activity. Functionalization remains a critical step in selenium nanoparticles' development for application in gene or drug delivery. In this review, we highlight recent developments in the synthesis and functionalization strategies of selenium nanoparticles used in cancer drug and gene delivery systems...
April 25, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440273/active-matter-logic-for-autonomous-microfluidics
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Francis G Woodhouse, Jörn Dunkel
Chemically or optically powered active matter plays an increasingly important role in materials design, but its computational potential has yet to be explored systematically. The competition between energy consumption and dissipation imposes stringent physical constraints on the information transport in active flow networks, facilitating global optimization strategies that are not well understood. Here, we combine insights from recent microbial experiments with concepts from lattice-field theory and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics to introduce a generic theoretical framework for active matter logic...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439986/coordinated-membrane-fusion-of-proteinosomes-by-contact-induced-hydrogel-self-healing
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Ping Wen, Xiaoman Liu, Lei Wang, Mei Li, Yudong Huang, Xin Huang, Stephen Mann
Controlled membrane fusion of proteinosome-based protocells is achieved via a hydrogel-mediated process involving dynamic covalent binding, self-healing, and membrane reconfiguration at the contact interface. The rate of proteinosome fusion is dependent on dynamic Schiff base covalent interchange, and is accelerated in the presence of encapsulated glucose oxidase and glucose, or inhibited with cinnamyl aldehyde due to enzyme-mediated decreases in pH or competitive covalent binding, respectively. The coordinated fusion of the proteinosomes leads to the concomitant transportation and redistribution of entrapped payloads such as DNA and dextran...
April 25, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439687/colloid-characterization-and-in-situ-release-in-shallow-groundwater-under-different-hydrogeology-conditions
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Jingjing Zhou, Dan Liu, Wenjing Zhang, Xuequn Chen, Ying Huan, Xipeng Yu
Changes to groundwater hydrodynamics and chemistry can lead to colloid release that can have a major impact on the groundwater environment. To analyze the effects of colloid release caused by artificial groundwater recharge, field and laboratory tests on colloid characterization and colloid release were conducted. The field tests were carried out at an artificial recharge test site in Shandong Province. In the field investigation, one recharge water sample and five groundwater samples were collected and filtered through three levels of ultrafiltration membranes, with pore sizes of 0...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439679/screening-lactic-acid-bacteria-strains-with-ability-to-bind-di-n-butyl-phthalate-via-turbiscan-technique
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Zhao Lili, Zhao Hongfei, Sana Shoukat, Zhang Xiaochen, Zhang Bolin
Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that poses a risk to humans. Previous work indicates that the ability of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) to bind phthalic acid esters is strain-specific. As cell suspensions of LAB strains in aqueous solution are likely to be colloidal dispersions, this study provided a technique to efficiently screen LAB strains that bind DBP via Turbiscan, which has been widely used to measure the stability of emulsions or colloidal dispersions. Eleven LAB strains belonging to Lactobacillus plantarum, Lb...
April 24, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439069/drying-mediated-patterns-in-colloid-polymer-suspensions
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Seul-A Ryu, Jin Young Kim, So Youn Kim, Byung Mook Weon
Drying-mediated patterning of colloidal particles is a physical phenomenon that must be understood in inkjet printing technology to obtain crack-free uniform colloidal films. Here we experimentally study the drying-mediated patterns of a model colloid-polymer suspension and specifically observe how the deposit pattern appears after droplet evaporation by varying particle size and polymer concentration. We find that at a high polymer concentration, the ring-like pattern appears in suspensions with large colloids, contrary to suppression of ring formation in suspensions with small colloids thanks to colloid-polymer interactions...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439003/numerical-evidence-for-thermally-induced-monopoles
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Peter Wirnsberger, Domagoj Fijan, Roger A Lightwood, Anđela Šarić, Christoph Dellago, Daan Frenkel
Electric charges are conserved. The same would be expected to hold for magnetic charges, yet magnetic monopoles have never been observed. It is therefore surprising that the laws of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, combined with Maxwell's equations, suggest that colloidal particles heated or cooled in certain polar or paramagnetic solvents may behave as if they carry an electric/magnetic charge. Here, we present numerical simulations that show that the field distribution around a pair of such heated/cooled colloidal particles agrees quantitatively with the theoretical predictions for a pair of oppositely charged electric or magnetic monopoles...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437698/coupled-elasticity-in-soft-solid-foams
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F Gorlier, Y Khidas, O Pitois
Elasticity of soft materials can be greatly influenced by the presence of air bubbles. Such a capillary effect is expected for a wide range of materials, from polymer gels to concentrated emulsions and colloidal suspensions. Whereas experimental results and theory exist for describing the elasto-capillary behavior of bubbly materials (i.e. with moderate gas volume fractions), foamy systems still require a dedicated study in order to increase our understanding of elasticity in aerated materials over the full range of gas volume fractions...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437116/pump-power-dependence-of-coherent-acoustic-phonon-frequencies-in-colloidal-cdse-cds-core-shell-nanoplatelets
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Dong Shuo, Jie Lian, Mark H Jhon, Yinthai Chan, Zhi-Heng Loh
Femtosecond optical pump-probe spectroscopy resolves hitherto unobserved coherent acoustic phonons in colloidal CdSe/CdS core/shell nanoplatelets (NPLs). With increasing pump fluence, the frequency of the in-plane acoustic mode increases from 5.2 to 10.7 cm(-1), whereas the frequency of the out-of-plane mode remains at ~20 cm(-1). Analysis of the oscillation phases suggests that the coherent acoustic phonon generation mechanism transitions from displacive excitation to sub-picosecond Auger hole trapping with increasing pump fluence...
April 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436960/amyloid-fibril-systems-reduce-stabilize-and-deliver-bioavailable-nanosized-iron
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Yi Shen, Lidija Posavec, Sreenath Bolisetty, Florentine M Hilty, Gustav Nyström, Joachim Kohlbrecher, Monika Hilbe, Antonella Rossi, Jeannine Baumgartner, Michael B Zimmermann, Raffaele Mezzenga
Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a major global public health problem. A sustainable and cost-effective strategy to reduce IDA is iron fortification of foods, but the most bioavailable fortificants cause adverse organoleptic changes in foods. Iron nanoparticles are a promising solution in food matrices, although their tendency to oxidize and rapidly aggregate in solution severely limits their use in fortification. Amyloid fibrils are protein aggregates initially known for their association with neurodegenerative disorders, but recently described in the context of biological functions in living organisms and emerging as unique biomaterial building blocks...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436147/rapid-detection-of-six-phosphodiesterase-type-5-enzyme-inhibitors-in-health-care-products-using-thin-layer-chromatography-and-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-combined-with-bp-neural-network
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Xiaopeng Hu, Guozhen Fang, Ailing Han, Yunpeng Fu, Rui Tong, Shuo Wang
A novel facile method for the detection of the phosphodiesterase type 5 enzyme inhibitors added illegally into health products was established using thin-layer chromatography and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy combined with BP neural network. When the detecting conditions were optimized in detail, a repetitive adding procedure of silver colloids with the total amount keeping constant was used to improve the enhancement effect of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. According to the main Raman peaks and the retention factor of analyte, the data predictive model was established...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435263/neuroprotection-against-apoptosis-of-sk-n-mc-cells-using-rmp-7-and-lactoferrin-grafted-liposomes-carrying-quercetin
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Yung-Chih Kuo, Chien-Wei Tsao
A drug delivery system of quercetin (QU)-encapsulated liposomes (LS) grafted with RMP-7, a bradykinin analog, and lactoferrin (Lf) was developed to permeate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and rescue degenerated neurons, acting as an Alzheimer's disease (AD) pharmacotherapy. This colloidal formulation of QU-encapsulated LS grafted with RMP-7 and Lf (RMP-7-Lf-QU-LS) was used to traverse human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs) regulated by human astrocytes (HAs) and to treat SK-N-MC cells after an insult with cytotoxic β-amyloid (Aβ) fibrils...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434935/solid-nanofoams-based-on-cellulose-nanofibers-and-indomethacin-the-effect-of-processing-parameters-and-drug-content-on-material-structure
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J Bannow, J-W Benjamins, J Wohlert, K Löbmann, A J Svagan
The unique colloidal properties of cellulose nanofibers (CNF), makes it a very interesting new excipient in pharmaceutical formulations, as CNF in combination with some poorly-soluble drug can create nanofoams with closed cells. Previous nanofoams, created with the model drug indomethacin, demonstrated a prolonged release compared to films, owing to the tortuous diffusion path that the drug needs to take around the intact air-bubbles. However, the nanofoam was only obtained at a relatively low drug content of 21wt% using fixed processing parameters...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434784/perspectives-on-in-situ-electron-microscopy
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Haimei Zheng, Yimei Zhu
In situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with the ability to reveal materials dynamic processes with high spatial and temporal resolution has attracted significant interest. The recent advances in in situ methods, including liquid and gas sample environment, pump-probe ultrafast microscopy, nanomechanics and ferroelectric domain switching the aberration corrected electron optics as well as fast electron detector has opened new opportunities to extend the impact of in situ TEM in broad areas of research ranging from materials science to chemistry, physics and biology...
March 29, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434531/surface-properties-of-magnetite-in-high-temperature-aqueous-electrolyte-solutions-a-review
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Sonja M Vidojkovic, Marko P Rakin
Deposits and scales formed on heat transfer surfaces in power plant water/steam circuits have a significant negative impact on plant reliability, availability and performance, causing tremendous economic consequences and subsequent increases in electricity cost. Consequently, the improvement of the understanding of deposition mechanisms on power generating surfaces is defined as a high priority in the power industry. The deposits consist principally of iron oxides, which are steel corrosion products and usually present in colloidal form...
August 18, 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
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