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Polyacrylic acid

Jean-François Cotte, Afifa Bouadam, Agathe Sordoillet, Isabelle Jaudinaud, Véronique Chambon, Philippe Talaga
Synthetic polyelectrolytes are a broad class of vaccine adjuvants. Among them, polyacrylic acid (PAA), a polyanionic polymer, is currently evaluated by Sanofi Pasteur. As chain length is considered to be a critical quality attribute for adjuvant properties of PAA, measurement of precise and accurate molecular size parameters is important for these polymers. In the field of synthetic polymer chemistry, methods for determination of molecular size parameters are well defined. Specifically, high performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) with multi-detection system is a method of choice...
January 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Hao Wang, Tingting Dai, Shuyan Zhou, Xiaoxiao Huang, Songying Li, Kang Sun, Guangdong Zhou, Hongjing Dou
In order to overcome the key challenge in improving both fabrication efficiency and their drug delivery capability of anti-cancer drug delivery systems (ACDDS), here polyacrylic acid (PAA) grafted dextran (Dex) nanohydrogels (NGs) with covalent crosslinked structure bearing redox sensitive disulfide crosslinking junctions (Dex-SS-PAA) were synthesized efficiently through a one-step self-assembly assisted methodology (SAA). The Dex-SS-PAA were subsequently conjugated with doxorubicin through an acid-labile hydrazone bond (Dex-SS-PAA-DOX)...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
Klemen Strojan, Adrijana Leonardi, Vladimir B Bregar, Igor Križaj, Jurij Svete, Mojca Pavlin
Protein corona of nanoparticles (NPs), which forms when these particles come in to contact with protein-containing fluids, is considered as an overlooked factor in nanomedicine. Through numerous studies it has been becoming increasingly evident that it importantly dictates the interaction of NPs with their surroundings. Several factors that determine the compositions of NPs protein corona have been identified in recent years, but one has remained largely ignored-the composition of media used for dispersion of NPs...
2017: PloS One
Bruna Borelli, Fernando Zarone, Virginia Rivieccio, Francesco Riccitiello, Michele Simeone, Roberto Sorrentino, Sandro Rengo, Gianrico Spagnuolo, Alfredo Procino
Studies have failed to identify the molecular mechanisms that regulate the genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of methacrylate resins, which are important in the biocompatibility of dental materials. Interleukin (IL)-6 has a crucial role in the control of acute-phase protein response during inflammation. In humans, the synthesis and release of two major acute-phase proteins, C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A, are regulated by IL-6. This study focused on IL-6 and activation of its receptors gp80 and gp130 in human gingival fibroblasts in order to assess the effects of the commercial acid resins Jet Kit, Unifast, and Duralay on control of inflammation...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Oral Science
Nitin Kore, Pavel Pazdera
A method for preparation of a new stable Cu(I) catalyst supported on weakly acidic polyacrylate resin without additional stabilizing ligands is described. A simple and efficient methodology for Ullmann Cu(I) catalyzed C-N cross coupling reactions using this original catalyst is reported. Coupling reactions of 4-chloropyridinium chloride with anilines containing electron donating (EDG) or electron withdrawing (EWG) groups, naphthalen-2-amine and piperazine, respectively, are successfully demonstrated.
December 22, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Jonatan Henschen, Per A Larsson, Josefin Illergård, Monica Ek, Lars Wågberg
Cellulose nanofibril (CNF) materials have been widely studied in recent years and are suggested for a wide range of applications, e.g., medical and hygiene products. One property not very well studied is the interaction between bacteria and these materials and how this can be controlled. The current work studies how bacteria adhere to different CNF materials modified with polyelectrolyte multilayers. The tested materials were TEMPO-oxidized to have different surface charges, periodate-oxidized to vary the water interaction and hot-pressed to alter the surface structure...
December 15, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Shiyu Wu, Lisha Gu, Zihua Huang, Qiurong Sun, Huimin Chen, Junqi Ling, Sui Mai
The biomimetic remineralization of apatite-depleted dentin is a potential method for enhancing the durability of resin-dentin bonding. To advance this strategy from its initial proof-of-concept design, we sought to investigate the characteristics of polyacrylic acid (PAA) adsorption to desorption from type I collagen and to test the mineralization ability of PAA-bound collagen. Portland cement and β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) were homogenized with a hydrophilic resin blend to produce experimental resins...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Oral Sciences
Suk-Yong Jang, Sien-Ho Han
Currently, Si as an active material for LIBs has been attracting much attention due to its high theoretical specific capacity (3572 mAh g(-1)). However, a disadvantage when using a Si negative electrode for LIBs is the abrupt drop of its capabilities during the cycling process. Therefore, there have been a few studies of polymers such as poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVdF), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and polyacrylic acid (PAA) given that the robust structure of a polymeric binder to LIBs anodes is a promising means by which to enhance the performance of high-capacity anodes...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Olga I Bogdanova, Dmitry K Polyakov, Dmitry R Streltsov, Alevtina I Kulebyakina, Anton S Orekhov, Alexander L Vasiliev, John Blackwell, Sergey N Chvalun
Squid β-chitin has been exfoliated in aqueous acrylic acid (AA), after which a composite film of chitin microfibrils in polyacrylic acid (PAA) has been prepared by in situ polymerization of the AA. The segregated chitin fibrils in the composite are 4-6nm in diameter, with an aspect ratio >250. After drying cast films of the composites containing 1, 2 and 3% (w/w) chitin at 140°C for four hours, there was a dramatic resistance to swelling in water, in that the dried films showed only small changes in shape and properties after four hours immersed in water...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Amanda Mahmmad Mushashe, Carla Castiglia Gonzaga, Leonardo Fernandes da Cunha, Adilson Yoshio Furuse, Alexandre Moro, Gisele Maria Correr
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of enamel and dentin surface treatment on the micro-shear bond strength of self-adhesive cement. Seventy-two extracted third molars had their crowns embedded in acrylic resin and worn to obtain a flat enamel or dentin surface. The enamel and dentin specimens were randomly assigned to 8 groups (n=12) that were based on surface treatment (11.5% polyacrylic acid solution or no treatment), substrate condition (wet or dry) and storage period (1 day or 90 days), and treated accordingly...
September 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
Taciana Marco Caneppele, Eduardo Bresciani, Daniele Mara Da Silva Ávila, Daphne Camara Barcellos, Cesar Rogério Pucci
This study evaluated the influence of liner agents placed under resin composite restorations on shear bond strength (SBS) to dentin. A total of 40 extracted bovine incisors were used. Enamel surfaces were ground to expose a flat dentin area of 7 mm in diameter. Teeth were divided into four groups according to tested liners: Group 1 (control) used no liner; Group 2 used a resin-modified glass-ionomer cement liner (Vitrebond Plus, 3M ESPE); Group 3 used a light-activated calcium hydroxide resin liner (Ultra-Blend Plus, Ultradent); and Group 4 used a polyacrylic acid surface treatment + conventional glass-ionomer cement liner (Vidrion F, SSWhite)...
January 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Yi-Syuan Wei, Ko-Shao Chen, Lii-Tzu Wu
Silver nanocomposites embedded within a polymer matrix have attracted attention in recent years. Ionic polymer hydrogels comprise networks of chemically or physically cross-linked polymers that swell considerably in an appropriate solvent. In this study, we used a solution of the carboxylic monomer acrylic acid and silver nitrate to prepare nanocomposite hydrogels through ultraviolet (UV)-light irradiation. Silver-impregnated biomaterial composed of acrylic acid contains only a monomer and no cross-linker. The formation of hydrogels and reduction of silver nanoparticles were affected by the preparation parameters, that is, the monomer concentration and silver nitrate concentration...
November 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Yong Zhong, Lihong Huang, Zhisen Zhang, Yunjing Xiong, Liping Sun, Jian Weng
Graphene oxides (GOs) with different surface characteristics, such as size, reduction degree and charge, are prepared, and their effects on the specificity of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are investigated. In this study, we demonstrate that GO with a large size and high reduction degree is superior to small and nonreduced GO in enhancing the specificity of PCR. Negatively charged polyacrylic acid (PAA), positively charged polyacrylamide (PAM), neutral polyethylene glycol (PEG) and zwitterionic polymer poly(sulfobetaine) (pSB) are used to modify GO...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Yike Fu, Chao Fang, Zhaohui Ren, Gang Xu, Xiang Li, Gaorong Han
Light-responsive and photoluminescent (PL) drug delivery platforms have sparked fascinating advancement in personalized tumor chemotherapy due to its unique characteristics in biological imaging and manipulated release kinetics. Herein, an implantable Yb3+ and Ho3+ co-doped strontium titanate (SrTiO3:Yb,Ho, STO) nanofibers were synthesized and decorated with polyacrylic acid (PAA) molecules at the surface. The preliminary in-vitro assay confirmed that this implantable fibrous mesh presented sound cyto-compatibility...
December 12, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
Xiaoqing Liu, Jean-Paul Chapel, Christophe Schatz
While many studies on coacervation have targeted biomacromolecules, we review in this article the key structure, thermodynamic and kinetic features of a fully synthetic coacervating system based on polyacrylic acid (PAA) and poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDADMAC) oppositely charged polyelectrolytes at pH10, where PAA chains are fully deprotonated. Among the main points of interest, we can highlight (i) the presence of polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) nanoparticles that, unexpectedly, coexist with a certain amount of coacervate droplets in a large range of compositions, even far from stoichiometry; (ii) the fact that these PEC nanoparticles are likely precursors of the coacervation occurring at stoichiometry; (iii) the formation of soluble PECs only in a certain range of physicochemical conditions; (iv) the equilibrium properties of the system; (v) and last but not least a distinctive kinetic signature at stoichiometry evidenced by a peak in light scattering at very short times (~100ms)...
October 28, 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
S V Yanchenko, A V Malyshev, S N Sakhnov, N V Fedotova, O Yu Orekhova
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of eyelid hygiene in patients with chronic allergic blepharoconjunctivitis (ABC) as a part of their preparation for laser refractive surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 32 patients (12 males and 20 females aged 25-42 years) with refractive errors, namely, compound myopic astigmatism (23 patients) and hyperopic astigmatism (9 patients) suffering from chronic ABC and secondary dry eye syndrome (DES). All the patients initially received a standard treatment for ABC and DES, that is olopatodin hydrochloride instillations - 1 mg/ml 2 times daily, preservative-free hyaluronic acid preparation - 1 mg/ml 3 times daily, and polyacrylic acid and dexpanthenol gel at night for one month...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
John A Angelos, Munashe Chigerwe, Judy M Edman, John F Hess
OBJECTIVE To evaluate changes in systemic and ocular antibody responses of steers following intranasal vaccination with precipitated or partially solubilized recombinant Moraxella bovis cytotoxin (MbxA). ANIMALS 13 Angus steers with ages ranging from 318 to 389 days and weights ranging from 352 to 437 kg. PROCEDURES Steers were assigned to receive 500 μg of a precipitated (MbxA-P; n = 5) or partially solubilized (MbxA-S; 5) recombinant MbxA subunit adjuvanted with polyacrylic acid. A control group (n = 3) received the adjuvant alone...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Yanfen Cui, Caiyuan Zhang, Ran Luo, Huanhuan Liu, Zhongyang Zhang, Tianyong Xu, Yong Zhang, Dengbin Wang
PURPOSE: Arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD)-based nanoprobes allow specific imaging of integrin αvβ3, a protein overexpressed during angiogenesis. Therefore, this study applied a novel RGD-coupled, polyacrylic acid (PAA)-coated ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) (referred to as RGD-PAA-USPIO) in order to detect tumor angiogenesis and assess the early response to antiangiogenic treatment in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) xenograft model by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Roya Biabanikhankahdani, Noorjahan Banu Mohamed Alitheen, Kok Lian Ho, Wen Siang Tan
Multifunctional nanocarriers harbouring specific targeting moieties and with pH-responsive properties offer great potential for targeted cancer therapy. Several synthetic drug carriers have been studied extensively as drug delivery systems but not much information is available on the application of virus-like nanoparticles (VLNPs) as multifunctional nanocarriers. Here, we describe the development of pH-responsive VLNPs, based on truncated hepatitis B virus core antigen (tHBcAg), displaying folic acid (FA) for controlled drug delivery...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
P T Juliato, A T Rodrigues, R Stahlschmidt, C R T Juliato, P G Mazzola
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of safety data supporting the use of hormone therapy in women who have had breast cancer and who have complained of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). The objective was to test the efficacy of two non-hormonal therapies for vaginal dryness. METHODS: This was a randomized trial with 52 women with breast cancer who were being treated with tamoxifen and who complained of vaginal dryness. The volunteers answered two questionnaires to evaluate sexual function (Female Sexual Function Index, FSFI) and a customized GSM questionnaire...
November 23, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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