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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149729/functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-as-affinity-nanoprobes-for-multiple-lectins
#1
Karuppuchamy Selvaprakash, Yu-Chie Chen
Glycan-lectin interactions are commonly observed in nature. Analytical methods, which are used to detect lectins that rely on the use of glycan ligand-modified nanoprobes as affinity probes, have been developed. Most of the existing methods are focused on the use of synthetic glycan ligands. Nevertheless, naturally available glycoproteins, such as ovalbumin in chicken egg whites, are good sources for fabricating glycan-immobilized nanoprobes. In this study, we generated functionalized gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) from a one-pot reaction by reacting chicken egg white (cew) proteins with aqueous tetrachloroaurate...
November 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149689/an-extended-sequence-specificity-for-uv-induced-dna-damage
#2
Long H Chung, Vincent Murray
The sequence specificity of UV-induced DNA damage was determined with a higher precision and accuracy than previously reported. UV light induces two major damage adducts: cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and pyrimidine(6-4)pyrimidone photoproducts (6-4PPs). Employing capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence and taking advantages of the distinct properties of the CPDs and 6-4PPs, we studied the sequence specificity of UV-induced DNA damage in a purified DNA sequence using two approaches: end-labelling and a polymerase stop/linear amplification assay...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149571/imaging-and-spectroscopy-of-single-metal-nanostructure-absorption
#3
Anneli Joplin, Wei-Shun Chang, Stephan Link
The highly tunable optical properties of metal nanoparticles make them an ideal building block in any application that requires control over light, heat, or electrons on the nanoscale. Because of their size, metal nanoparticles both absorb and scatter light efficiently. Consequently, improving their performance often involves shifting the balance between absorption and scattering to promote desirable features of their optical properties. Scattering by single metal nanoparticles is commonly characterized using dark-field scattering spectroscopy, but routine methods to characterize pure absorption over a broad wavelength range are much more complex...
November 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149546/the-photophysical-and-photoacoustic-properties-of-quadrupolar-borondifluoride-curcuminoid-dyes
#4
Stephanie Bellinger, Maryam Hatamimoslehabadi, Seema Bag, Farha Mithila, Jeffrey La, Mathieu Frennete, Samir Laoui, David Szalda, Chandra Yelleswarapu, Jonathan Rochford
The synthesis and characterization of a series of donor-π-acceptor-π-donor (D-A-D) curcuminoid molecules are here presented incorporating π-extended aryl and electron-donating amino terminal functionalization. Computational evaluation shows these molecules possess quadrupolar character with the lowest energy transitions displaying high molar extinction coefficients with broad tunability through manipulation of terminal donating groups. Consistent with their quadrupolar nature, these molecules show varying degrees of solvatochromic behavior in both their absorption and emission spectra which has been analyzed by Lippert-Mataga and Kamlet-Taft analysis...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149542/spectrally-encoded-coherence-tomography-and-reflectometry-sectr-simultaneous-en-face-and-cross-sectional-imaging-at-2-gigapixels-per-second
#5
Mohamed T El-Haddad, Ivan Bozic, Yuankai K Tao
Non-invasive biological imaging is crucial for understanding in vivo structure and function. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and reflectance confocal microscopy are two of the most widely used optical modalities for exogenous contrast-free high-resolution three-dimensional imaging in non-fluorescent scattering tissues. However, sample motion remains a critical barrier to raster-scanned acquisition and reconstruction of wide-field anatomically accurate volumetric datasets. We introduce spectrally encoded coherence tomography and reflectometry (SECTR), a high-speed multimodality system for simultaneous OCT and spectrally-encoded reflectance (SER) imaging...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149145/endoscopic-epidural-laser-decompression-versus-transforaminal-epiduroscopic-laser-annuloplasty-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#6
Chang Hong Park, Sang Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Lumbar radicular pain often results from lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or degenerative spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive disc decompression procedures, such as nucleo-annuloplasty or epiduroscopic neural decompression by laser, have been devised to treat such pain. OBJECTIVE: The short-term outcomes of disc decompression by endoscopic epidural laser decompression (EELD) or transforaminal epiduroscopic laser annuloplasty (TELA) were compared in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149053/laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-for-rapid-discrimination-of-heavy-metal-contaminated-seafood-tegillarca-granosa
#7
Guoli Ji, Pengchao Ye, Yijian Shi, Leiming Yuan, Xiaojing Chen, Mingshun Yuan, Dehua Zhu, Xi Chen, Xinyu Hu, Jing Jiang
Tegillarca granosa samples contaminated artificially by three kinds of toxic heavy metals including zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) were attempted to be distinguished using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology and pattern recognition methods in this study. The measured spectra were firstly processed by a wavelet transform algorithm (WTA), then the generated characteristic information was subsequently expressed by an information gain algorithm (IGA). As a result, 30 variables obtained were used as input variables for three classifiers: partial least square discriminant analysis (PLS-DA), support vector machine (SVM), and random forest (RF), among which the RF model exhibited the best performance, with 93...
November 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148919/bacterial-flora-analysis-of-coliforms-in-sewage-river-water-and-ground-water-using-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry
#8
Yoshihiro Suzuki, Kouki Niina, Tomonori Matsuwaki, Kei Nukazawa, Atsushi Iguchi
The aim of this study was to rapidly and effectively analyze coliforms, which are the most fundamental indicators of water quality for fecal pollution, using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Coliform bacteria were isolated from municipal sewage, river water, and groundwater. For each sample, 100 isolates were determined by MALDI-TOF MS. In addition, these same 100 isolates were also identified via 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Obtained MALDI-TOF MS data were compared with the 16S rRNA sequencing analysis, and the validity of MALDI-TOF MS for classification of coliform bacteria was examined...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148851/airway-geometry-airway-flow-and-particle-measurement-methods-implications-on-pulmonary-drug-delivery
#9
A Kourmatzis, S Cheng, H-K Chan
The effectiveness of drug delivery to the lungs is inextricably linked to the fundamental interactions that occur between particles and flow in the extrathoracic airway. Research in this field requires time resolved in-vivo and in-vitro measurements of three separate, yet intricately linked parameters: i) airway flow, ii) airway geometry, and iii) drug particle characteristics. A number of recent significant developments have been made in the experimental diagnostic tools used to characterise these parameters...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148780/a-spectroscopic-study-of-the-interaction-of-carboxyl-modified-gold-nanoparticles-with-liposomes-of-different-chain-lengths-and-controlled-drug-release-by-layer-by-layer-technology
#10
Nishu Kanwa, Soumya Kanti Dey, Chandan Adhikari, Anjan Chakraborty
In this manuscript, we investigate the interactions of carboxyl modified gold nanoparticles (AuC) with zwitterionic phospholipid liposomes of different chain lengths using a well-known membrane probe PRODAN by steady state and time resolved spectroscopy. We used three zwitterionic lipids, namely, dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC), and 1,2-dilauroyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DLPC); which are widely different in their phase transition temperatures to form liposome-AuC assemblies...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148776/coagulation-of-metals-in-superfluid-and-normal-liquid-helium
#11
Eugene B Gordon, Alexander Vladimirovich Karabulin, Mikhail I Kulish, Vladimir Igorevich Matyushenko, Maxim E Stepanov
The thermal emission study in this work has shown that coagulation of metals in liquid helium is accompanied by enormous local overheating of several thousand degrees. Direct experiments demonstrated, for the first time, that condensation of metals in superfluid helium occurs via the specific mechanism which is substantially faster than that in normal liquid helium. It has been stated that coagulation of metals in superfluid helium indeed occurs in two stages - a "hot" one of nanoparticles coalescence with the formation of molten nanospheres and the subsequent stage of their sticking together into nanowires...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148717/raman-spectroscopy-of-single-light-absorbing-carbonaceous-particles-levitated-in-air-using-an-annular-laser-beam
#12
Masaru Uraoka, Keisuke Maegawa, Shoji Ishizaka
A laser trapping technique is a powerful means to investigate the physical and chemical properties of single aerosol particles in a non-contact manner. However, optical trapping of strongly light-absorbing particles such as black carbon or soot is quite difficult because the repulsive force caused by heat is orders of magnitude larger than the attractive force of radiation pressure. In this study, a laser trapping and Raman microspectroscopy system using an annular laser beam was constructed to achieve non-contact levitation of single light-absorbing particles in air...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148707/versatile-supermolecular-inclusion-complex-based-on-host-guest-interaction-for-targeted-gene-delivery
#13
Yunxia Sun, Jingyi Zhu, Wen-Xiu Qiu, Qi Lei, Si Chen, Xian-Zheng Zhang
A facile and targeted gene delivery system was prepared by conjugating β-cyclodextrin modified polyethylenimine (PEI-CD) and adamantyl peptide (AdGRGDS) based on host-guest interaction. With the rational design between PEI-CD and AdGRGDS, PEI-CD/AdGRGDS gene delivery system showed excellent DNA binding capability, and exhibited good ability to compact DNA into uniform spherical nanoparticles. In vitro luciferase assay showed that gene expression transfected by PEI-CD/AdGRGDS was stronger than that by PEI-CD in HeLa cells, whereas, gene expression transfected by PEI-CD/AdGRGDS and PEI-CD was similar to each other in COS7 cells...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148536/characterization-of-foreign-materials-in-paraffin-embedded-pathological-specimens-using-in-situ-multi-elemental-imaging-with-laser-spectroscopy
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Benoit Busser, Samuel Moncayo, Florian Trichard, Vincent Bonneterre, Nicole Pinel, Frédéric Pelascini, Philippe Dugourd, Jean-Luc Coll, Michel D'Incan, Julie Charles, Vincent Motto-Ros, Lucie Sancey
Pathologists typically encounter many disparate exogenous materials in clinical specimens during their routine histopathological examinations, especially within the skin, lymph nodes, and lungs. These foreign substances may be free extracellular deposits or induce several clinical abnormalities or histopathological patterns. However, pathologists almost never investigate or report the chemical nature of exogenous metals in clinical specimens due to a lack of convenient and available technologies. In this paper, a novel strategy based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology is evaluated for in situ multi-elemental tissue imaging...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148279/express-all-fiber-coupled-oh-planar-laser-induced-fluorescence-oh-plif-based-two-dimensional-thermometry
#15
Paul Steve Hsu, Naibo Jiang, Anil K Patnaik, Vish Katta, Sukesh Roy, James Gord
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148272/adolf-friedrich-fercher-a-pioneer-of-biomedical-optics
#16
Christoph K Hitzenberger
Adolf Friedrich Fercher, an outstanding pioneer of biomedical optics, passed away earlier this year. He was a brilliant and visionary researcher who pioneered various fields of biomedical optics, such as laser speckle flowgraphy, tissue interferometry, and optical coherence tomography (OCT). On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of OCT, this paper reviews and commemorates Fercher's pioneering work.
November 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148212/flexible-stretchable-and-transparent-planar-microsupercapacitors-based-on-3d-porous-laser-induced-graphene
#17
Weixing Song, Jianxiong Zhu, Baoheng Gan, Shuyu Zhao, Hui Wang, Congju Li, Jie Wang
The graphene with 3D porous network structure is directly laser-induced on polyimide sheets at room temperature in ambient environment by an inexpensive and one-step method, then transferred to silicon rubber substrate to obtain highly stretchable, transparent, and flexible electrode of the all-solid-state planar microsupercapacitors. The electrochemical capacitance properties of the graphene electrodes are further enhanced by nitrogen doping and with conductive poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) coating. With excellent flexibility, stretchability, and capacitance properties, the planar microsupercapacitors present a great potential in fashionable and comfortable designs for wearable electronics...
November 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148209/telocytes-in-the-human-sinoatrial-node
#18
Lubov B Mitrofanova, Andrey N Gorshkov, Petr V Konovalov, Julia S Krylova
The sinoatrial node (SAN) is composed mostly of pacemaker, transitional and Purkinje-like cells. Pacemaker cells, especially in the centre of the SAN, are surrounded by dense fibrous tissue and do not have any contact with transitional cells. We hypothesize that the SAN contains telocytes that have contacts with pacemaker cells and contractile myocardium. Immunohistochemistry using antibodies against HCN4 and antibody combinations against CD34 and HCN4 was carried out on 12 specimens. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) with two mixtures of primary antibodies, namely CD34/S100 and vimentin/S100, was performed in three cases...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148176/differential-proteomic-analysis-reveals-protein-networks-and-pathways-that-may-contribute-to-helicobacter-pylori-fkbp-type-ppiase-associated-gastric-diseases
#19
Yanmei Zhu, Yuehua Gong, Aodi Li, Moye Chen, Dan Kang, Jun Liu, Yuan Yuan
PURPOSE: Though Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) has been classified as class I carcinogen, key virulence factor generated by H. pylori that causes gastric cancer remains to be fully determined. Recently, we identified a gastric cancer-associated H. pylori gene, peptidylprolyl isomerase-FK506 binding protein (PPIase-FKBP), and showed that PPIase-FKBP was capable of inducing oncogenic transformation of gastric epithelial cells. But its mechanism was unclear. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We carried out a comparative proteomic analysis of human gastric epithelial cells that either express PPIase-FKBP or green fluorescent protein (GFP) using two-dimensional (2-D) gel electrophoresis and then matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS/MS)...
November 16, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148032/secondary-glaucoma-in-uveitis-comparison-of-the-optic-nerve-head-morphology-among-a-nonmydriatic-fundus-camera-hrt-and-sd-oct
#20
Milena Pahlitzsch, Matthias K J Klamann, Saskia Jacob, Carl Erb, Sibylle Winterhalter, Necip Torun, Anna-Karina B Maier, Eckart Bertelmann
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between the disc damage likelihood scale (DDLS) objectively measured by a nonmydriatic fundus camera, confocal laser scanning ophthalmoscopy (HRT3), and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in uveitic glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 59 patients with uveitic glaucoma (21 female, 38 male; mean age 56.8 ± 18.7 years) were included in this prospective cross-sectional study. All patients were measured by the Kowa Nonmyd WX 3D camera (2D/3D nonmydriatic retinal camera, Kowa Company), the HRT3 (Heidelberg Engineering), and SD-OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditec) by one examiner on the same day...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
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