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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138562/dual-uv-irradiation-based-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-antimicrobial-activity-in-escherichia-coli-and-m13-bacteriophage
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Su-Eon Jin, Woochul Hwang, Hyo Jung Lee, Hyo-Eon Jin
Metal oxide (MO) nanoparticles have been studied as nano-antibiotics due to their antimicrobial activities even in antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. We hypothesized that a hybrid system of dual UV irradiation and MO nanoparticles would have enhanced antimicrobial activities compared with UV or MO nanoparticles alone. In this study, nanoparticles of ZnO, ZnTiO3, MgO, and CuO were selected as model nanoparticles. A dual UV collimated beam device of UV-A and UV-C was developed depending upon the lamp divided by coating...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138496/designing-ecofriendly-bionanocomposite-assembly-with-improved-antimicrobial-and-potent-on-site-zika-virus-vector-larvicidal-activities-with-its-mode-of-action
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Pramod C Mane, Ravindra D Chaudhari, Manish D Shinde, Deepali D Kadam, Chung Kil Song, Dinesh P Amalnerkar, Haiwon Lee
Dialyzed natural polymer, fibroin, from Bombyx mori was used to synthesize biocompatible silver and gold nanoparticles in-situ in dispersion form. The films of pure fibroin (PF), fibroin-silver nanocomposite (FSNC) and fibroin-gold nanocomposite (FGNC) were fabricated by drop casting method. The characterization of the resultant dispersion and films was performed by visual color change, UV-Vis spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. The dispersions of PF, FSNC and FGNC were tested for antibacterial activity against E...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132002/brassica-napus-has-a-key-role-in-the-recovery-of-the-health-of-soils-contaminated-with-metals-and-diesel-by-rhizoremediation
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Rafael G Lacalle, María T Gómez-Sagasti, Unai Artetxe, Carlos Garbisu, José M Becerril
Contaminated soils are frequently characterized by the simultaneous presence of organic and inorganic contaminants, as well as a poor biological and nutritional status. Rhizoremediation, the combined use of phytoremediation and bioremediation, has been proposed as a Gentle Remediation Option to rehabilitate multi-contaminated soils. Recently, newer techniques, such as the application of metallic nanoparticles, are being deployed in an attempt to improve traditional remediation options. In order to implement a phytomanagement strategy on calcareous alkaline peri-urban soils simultaneously contaminated with several metals and diesel, we evaluated the effectiveness of Brassica napus L...
November 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124492/biogenesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles-using-green-chemistry
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REVIEW
Sara Shoeibi, Paul Mozdziak, Afsaneh Golkar-Narenji
Selenium binds some enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase, which may be activated in biological infections and oxidative stress. Chemical and physical methods for synthesizing nanoparticles, apart from being expensive, have their own particular risks. However, nanoparticle synthesis through green chemistry is a safe procedure that different biological sources such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae and plants can be the catalyst bed for processing. Synthesis of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) by macro/microorganisms causes variation in morphology and shape of the particles is due to diversity of reduction enzymes in organisms...
November 9, 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059530/enhanced-antimicrobial-efficacy-of-bimetallic-porous-cuo-microspheres-decorated-with-ag-nanoparticles
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Xuemei Chen, Seockmo Ku, Justin A Weibel, Eduardo Ximenes, Xingya Liu, Michael Ladisch, Suresh V Garimella
The antimicrobial action of porous CuO microspheres (μCuO), Ag nanoparticles (nAg), and bimetallic porous CuO microspheres decorated with Ag nanoparticles (μCuO/nAg) was evaluated against surrogate microorganisms representative of pathogens commonly implicated in foodborne and healthcare-associated human infections. This work addressed the Gram-negative bacteria E. coli (Escherichia coli O157:H7-GFP B6-914), Salmonella (Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis phage-type PT21), and the Gram-positive bacteria Listeria (Listeria innocua), as well as environmental microorganisms derived from local river water...
November 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020992/facile-aerobic-construction-of-iron-based-ferromagnetic-nanostructures-by-a-novel-microbial-nanofactory-isolated-from-tropical-freshwater-wetlands
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Patricia Jayshree Jacob, Mas Jaffri Masarudin, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Raha Abdul Rahim
BACKGROUND: Iron based ferromagnetic nanoparticles (IONP) have found a wide range of application in microelectronics, chemotherapeutic cell targeting, and as contrast enhancers in MRI. As such, the design of well-defined monodisperse IONPs is crucial to ensure effectiveness in these applications. Although these nanostructures are currently manufactured using chemical and physical processes, these methods are not environmentally conducive and weigh heavily on energy and outlays. Certain microorganisms have the innate ability to reduce metallic ions in aqueous solution and generate nano-sized IONP's with narrow size distribution...
October 11, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988306/nanoscale-wide-band-semiconductors-for-photocatalytic-remediation-of-aquatic-pollution
#7
Biplab Sarkar, Akshay Vishnu Daware, Priya Gupta, Kishore Kumar Krishnani, Sunandan Baruah, Surajit Bhattacharjee
Water pollution is a serious challenge to the public health. Among different forms of aquatic pollutants, chemical and biological agents create paramount threat to water quality when the safety standards are surpassed. There are many conventional remediatory strategies that are practiced such as resin-based exchanger and activated charcoal/carbon andreverse osmosis. Newer technologies using plants, microorganisms, genetic engineering, and enzyme-based approaches are also proposed for aquatic pollution management...
October 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952436/engineered-nanoparticles-with-antimicrobial-property
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P V Mohanan, V G Reshma, S Syama, S Sruthi, S C Reshma, N S Remya
The urge for the development and manufacture of new and effective antimicrobial agents are particularly demanding especially in the present scenario of emerging multiple drug resistant microorganisms. A promising initiative would be to converge nanotechnology to develop novel strategies for antimicrobial treatment. The distinct nano scale properties confer impressive antimicrobial capabilities to nanomaterials that could be exploited. Nanotechnology particularly modulates the physicochemical properties of metals and metal oxides rendering it suitable for various applications compared to their bulk counterparts...
September 25, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936425/gut-dysbiosis-in-animals-due-to-environmental-chemical-exposures
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REVIEW
Cheryl S Rosenfeld
The gut microbiome consists of over 10(3)-10(4) microorganism inhabitants that together possess 150 times more genes that the human genome and thus should be considered an "organ" in of itself. Such communities of bacteria are in dynamic flux and susceptible to changes in host environment and body condition. In turn, gut microbiome disturbances can affect health status of the host. Gut dysbiosis might result in obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal, immunological, and neurobehavioral disorders. Such host diseases can originate due to shifts in microbiota favoring more pathogenic species that produce various virulence factors, such as lipopolysaccharide...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928400/inhibiting-p-fluorescens-biofilms-with-fluoropolymer-embedded-silver-nanoparticles-an-in-situ-spectroscopic-study
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M C Sportelli, E Tütüncü, R A Picca, M Valentini, A Valentini, C Kranz, B Mizaikoff, H Barth, N Cioffi
Surface colonization by microorganisms leads to the formation of biofilms, i.e. aggregates of bacteria embedded within a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance. This promotes adhesion to the surface and protects bacterial community, providing an antimicrobial-resistant environment. The inhibition of biofilm growth is a crucial issue for preventing bacterial infections. Inorganic nanoparticle/Teflon-like (CFx) composites deposited via ion beam sputtering demonstrated very efficient antimicrobial activity...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841178/biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-orthodontic-elastomeric-modules-evaluation-of-mechanical-and-antibacterial-properties
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Alma E Hernández-Gómora, Edith Lara-Carrillo, Julio B Robles-Navarro, Rogelio J Scougall-Vilchis, Susana Hernández-López, Carlo E Medina-Solís, Raúl A Morales-Luckie
In the present study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized in situ on orthodontic elastomeric modules (OEM) using silver nitrate salts as metal-ion precursors and extract of the plant Hetheroteca inuloides (H. inuloides) as bioreductant via a simple and eco-friendly method. The synthesized AgNPs were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy; scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The surface plasmon resonance peak found at 472 nm confirmed the formation of AgNPs...
August 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811751/bioactive-potential-of-3d-printed-oleo-gum-resin-disks-b-papyrifera-c-myrrha-and-s-benzoin-loading-nanooxides-tio2-p25-cu2o-and-moo3
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Diogo José Horst, Sergio Mazurek Tebcherani, Evaldo Toniolo Kubaski, Rogério de Almeida Vieira
This experimental study investigates the bioactive potential of filaments produced via hot melt extrusion (HME) and intended for fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing purposes. The oleo-gum-resins from benzoin, myrrha, and olibanum in pure state and also charged with 10% of metal oxide nanoparticles, TiO2, P25, Cu2O, and MoO3, were characterized by ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDXMA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)...
2017: Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753280/nanoparticle-based-immunochemical-biosensors-and-assays-recent-advances-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Zdeněk Farka, Tomáš Juřík, David Kovář, Libuše Trnková, Petr Skládal
We review the progress achieved during the recent five years in immunochemical biosensors (immunosensors) combined with nanoparticles for enhanced sensitivity. The initial part introduces antibodies as classic recognition elements. The optical sensing part describes fluorescent, luminescent, and surface plasmon resonance systems. Amperometry, voltammetry, and impedance spectroscopy represent electrochemical transducer methods; electrochemiluminescence with photoelectric conversion constitutes a widely utilized combined method...
August 9, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746890/aged-engineered-nanoparticles-effect-on-sludge-anaerobic-digestion-performance-and-associated-microbial-communities
#14
Samuel Eduok, Robert Ferguson, Bruce Jefferson, Raffaella Villa, Frédéric Coulon
To investigate the potential effect of aged engineered nanoparticles (a-ENPs) on sludge digestion performance, 150L pilot anaerobic digesters (AD) were fed with a blend of primary and waste activated sludge spiked either with a mixture of silver oxide, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide or a mixture of their equivalent bulk metal salts to achieve a target concentration of 250, 2000, and 2800mgkg(-1) dry weight, respectively. Volatile fatty acids (VFA) were 1.2 times higher in the spiked digesters and significantly different (p=0...
December 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745288/production-stabilisation-and-characterisation-of-silver-nanoparticles-coated-with-bioactive-polymers-pluronic-f68-pvp-and-pva
#15
Carolina A Santos, Victor M Balcão, Marco V Chaud, Marcelo Martins Seckler, Mahendra Rai, Marta M D C Vila
The increasing and alarming panorama of bacterial infections and associated morbidities that occur during medical and hospital procedures makes the development of technologies that aid in controlling such bacterial infections of utmost importance. Recent studies have shown that formulations with metal nanoparticles exhibit good antibacterial properties against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Moreover, it was demonstrated that some biologically active polymeric materials, when applied in combination with chemical antimicrobial agents, enhance the therapeutic action of the latter...
August 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685923/interactions-and-effects-of-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-on-microorganisms-involved-in-biological-wastewater-treatment
#16
Pabel Cervantes-Avilés, Enrique Díaz Barriga-Castro, Lourdes Palma-Tirado, Germán Cuevas-Rodríguez
To clarify the toxicological effects of metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) on microorganisms with environmental relevance, it is necessary to understand their interactions. In this work, they were studied the effects and the morphological interactions of two metal oxide NPs (ZnO and TiO2 ) with microorganisms, during aerobic treatment of wastewater. The effects were evaluated according to nutrient removal from wastewater, while morphological interactions were determined by three different techniques such as TEM, HAADF-STEM, as well as an elemental mapping...
July 7, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636321/copper-oxide-nanoparticles-induce-lysogenic-bacteriophage-and-metal-resistance-genes-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
#17
Jianhua Guo, Shu-Hong Gao, Ji Lu, Philip L Bond, Willy Verstraete, Zhiguo Yuan
The intensive use of metal-based nanoparticles results in their continuous release into the environment, leading to potential risks for human health and microbial ecosystems. Although previous studies have indicated that nanoparticles may be toxic to microorganisms, there is a scarcity of data available to assess the underlying molecular mechanisms of inhibitory and biocidal effects of nanoparticles on microorganisms. This study used physiological experiments, microscopy, live/dead staining, and the genome-wide RNA sequencing to investigate the multiple responses of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the exposure of copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs)...
July 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587297/biogenic-synthesis-of-metal-nanoparticles-using-a-biosurfactant-extracted-from-corn-and-their-antimicrobial-properties
#18
Sergio Gómez-Graña, María Perez-Ameneiro, Xanel Vecino, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Jorge Perez-Juste, José Manuel Cruz, Ana Belén Moldes
A new and promising biosurfactant extracted from corn steep liquor has been used for the green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles (NPs) in a one-step procedure induced by temperature. Most of the biosurfactants proposed in the literature are produced by pathogenic microorganisms; whereas the biosurfactant used in the current work was extracted from a liquid stream, fermented spontaneously by lactic acid bacteria, which are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) microorganisms. The reduction of a gold precursor in the presence of a biosurfactant gives rise to a mixture of nanospheres and nanoplates with distinct optical features...
June 6, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528949/synthesis-and-characterization-of-cellulose-silver-nanocomposites-from-bioflocculant-reducing-agent
#19
L Muthulakshmi, N Rajini, A Varada Rajalu, S Siengchin, T Kathiresan
Microbial secreted polymers have high molecular weight due to the presence of repeated units of macromolecules. Some of the polymers are derived from natural resources, including marine and soil microorganisms. In nano-biotechnology people are using different biological agents in the preparation of metal nanoparticles. In this study, the microbial bioflocculant polymer was used as an agent in preparation of silver nanoparticles. The prepared nanoparticles were immobilized into the cellulose matrix. The presence of silver nanoparticles inside the cellulose matrix was confirmed by Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopic (TEM) analyses...
October 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516205/applications-of-white-rot-fungi-in-bioremediation-with-nanoparticles-and-biosynthesis-of-metallic-nanoparticles
#20
REVIEW
Kai He, Guiqiu Chen, Guangming Zeng, Zhenzhen Huang, Zhi Guo, Tiantian Huang, Min Peng, Jiangbo Shi, Liang Hu
White rot fungi (WRF) are important environmental microorganisms that have been widely applied in many fields. To our knowledge, the application performance of WRF in bioremediation can be greatly improved by the combination with nanotechnology. And the preparation of metallic nanoparticles using WRF is an emerging biosynthesis approach. Understanding the interrelation of WRF and nanoparticles is important to further expand their applications. Thus, this mini-review summarizes the currently related reports mainly from the two different point of views...
June 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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