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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938340/paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-prognostic-insights-and-outlooks
#1
Alicia K Au, Robert S B Clark
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Prognostication of outcome following TBI is challenging in this population and likely requires complex, multimodal models to achieve clinically relevant accuracy. This review highlights injury characteristics, physiological indicators, biomarkers and neuromonitoring modalities predictive of outcome that may be integrated for future development of sensitive and specific prognostic models...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938163/tumor-cell-targeted-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-by-aptamer-functionalized-lipopolymer-for-therapeutic-genome-editing-of-vegfa-in-osteosarcoma
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Chao Liang, Fangfei Li, Luyao Wang, Zong-Kang Zhang, Chao Wang, Bing He, Jie Li, Zhihao Chen, Atik Badshah Shaikh, Jin Liu, Xiaohao Wu, Songlin Peng, Lei Dang, Baosheng Guo, Xiaojuan He, D W T Au, Cheng Lu, Hailong Zhu, Bao-Ting Zhang, Aiping Lu, Ge Zhang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a highly aggressive pediatric cancer, characterized by frequent lung metastasis and pathologic bone destruction. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), highly expressed in OS, not only contributes to angiogenesis within the tumor microenvironment via paracrine stimulation of vascular endothelial cells, but also acts as an autocrine survival factor for tumor cell themselves, thus making it a promising therapeutic target for OS. CRISPR/Cas9 is a versatile genome editing technology and holds tremendous promise for cancer treatment...
September 13, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937773/probing-the-hiv-1-ncp7-nucleocapsid-protein-with-site-specific-gold-i-phosphine-complexes
#3
Raphael E F de Paiva, Zhifeng Du, Erica J Peterson, Pedro P Corbi, Nicholas P Farrell
In this work, we examined a series of thiophilic Au(I) compounds based on [Au(L)(PR3)] (L = Cl(-), 4-dimethylaminopyridine (dmap); R= ethyl (Et), cyclohexyl (Cy)) for chemoselective auration of the C-terminal HIV nucleocapsid protein NCp7 F2 and the "full" HIV NCp7 (NC, zinc finger (ZnF)) as probes of nucleocapsid topography. The choice of phosphine allowed electronic and steric effects to be considered. The use of the heterocycle "leaving group" allowed us to study the effect of possible π-stacking with the essential tryptophan residue of NC on the reactivity and selectivity, mimicking the naturally occurring interaction between the zinc finger and nucleic acids...
September 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937737/hollow-pd-ag-composite-nanowires-for-fast-responding-and-transparent-hydrogen-sensors
#4
Ji-Soo Jang, Shaopeng Qiao, Seon-Jin Choi, Gaurav Jha, Alana F Ogata, Won-Tae Koo, Dong-Ha Kim, Il-Doo Kim, Reginald M Penner
Pd based alloy materials with hollow nanostructures are ideal hydrogen (H2) sensor building blocks because of the ultra-high surface area afforded by this architecture. In this work, for the first time, we report a simple fabrication process for preparing hollow Pd-Ag alloy nanowires (Pd@Ag HNWs) by using the electrodeposition of lithographically patterned silver nanowires and followed galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) to form palladium. By controlling the GRR time of aligned Ag NWs within an aqueous Pd2+-containing solution, the compositional transition and morphological evolution from Ag NWs to Pd@Ag HNWs simultaneously occurred, and the relative atomic ratio between Pt and Ag was controlled...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937732/reducing-agent-assisted-excessive-galvanic-replacement-mediated-seed-mediated-synthesis-of-porous-gold-nanoplates-and-highly-efficient-gene-thermo-cancer-therapy
#5
Seounghun Kang, Kyunglee Kang, Hyun Huh, Hyungjun Kim, Sung-Jin Chang, Tae Jung Park, Ki Soo Chang, Dal-Hee Min, Hongje Jang
Porous Au nanoplates (pAuNPs) were manufactured by a reducing agent-assisted galvanic replacement reaction on Ag nanoplates using a seed-mediated synthetic approach. Two core additives, polyvinylpyrrolidone and L-ascorbic acid, prevented fragmentation and proceeded secondary growth. By controlling the concentration of the additives and the amount of replacing ion AuCl4-, various nanostructures including nanoplates with holes, nanoframes, porous nanoplates, and bumpy nanoparticles with unity and homogeneity were synthesized...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937645/bioelectrochemical-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-in-an-antibody-based-biomicrosystem
#6
Danna Sepulveda, Miguel A Aroca, Andres Varela, Patricia Del Portillo, Johann F Osma
Bioelectrochemical sensing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through electro-immunosensors is a promising technique to detect relevant analytes. In general, immunosensors require the formation of organic assemblies by the adsorption of molecular constituents. Moreover, they depend on the correct immobilization of the bio-recognition element in the biosensor. These procedures cannot be easily monitored without the use of invasive methods. In this work, an impedance analysis technique was used, as a non-invasive method, to measure and differentiate the manufacturing stages of the sensors...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937203/plasmonic-effect-of-gold-nanostars-in-highly-efficient-organic-and-perovskite-solar-cells
#7
Riski Titian Ginting, Sandeep Kaur, Dong-Kwon Lim, Jung-Mu Kim, Joong-Hee Lee, Seung Hee Lee, Jae-Wook Kang
Herein, a novel strategy is presented for enhancing light absorption by incorporating gold nanostars (Au NSs) into both the active layer of organic solar cells (OSCs) and the rear-contact hole transport layer (HTL) of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). We demonstrate that the power conversion efficiencies of OSCs and PSCs with embedded Au NSs are improved by 6% and 14%, respectively. We find that pegylated Au NSs are greatly dispersable in chlorobenzene solvent, which enabled complete blending of Au NSs with the active layer...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937172/gold-i-catalyzed-synthesis-of-2-substituted-indoles-from-2-alkynylnitroarenes-with-diboron-as-reductant
#8
Wenqiang Fu, Kai Yang, Jinglong Chen, Qiuling Song
An efficient method for the synthesis of 2-substituted indoles via a diboron/base promoted tandem reductive cyclization of o-alkynylnitroarene under Au catalysis conditions has been disclosed. This reaction is efficient and convenient, affording 2-substituted indoles with broad functional groups tolerance and excellent yields.
September 22, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937168/supracolloidal-chains-of-patchy-micelles-of-diblock-copolymers-with-in-situ-synthesized-nanoparticles
#9
Sukwoo Jang, Kyungtae Kim, Jonghyuk Jeon, Donghwi Kang, Byeong-Hyeok Sohn
Supracolloidal chains of diblock copolymer micelles were functionalized with gold and silver nanoparticles (NPs). Both NPs were independently synthesized in situ in the core of spherical micelles which were then converted to patchy micelles. With these patchy micelles as colloidal monomers, supracolloidal chains were polymerized by combining the patches of neighboring micelles. Since all micelles contained NPs, NPs were incorporated in every repeat unit of chains. In addition, a single gold NP was synthesized in the micellar core in contrast to several silver NPs so that we differentiated the chains with Au NPs from those with Ag NPs by the number of NPs in the repeat unit as well as by plasmonic bands in UV-Vis spectra...
September 22, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937167/an-unsaturated-metal-site-promoted-approach-to-construct-strongly-coupled-noble-metal-hnb3o8-nanosheets-for-efficient-thermo-photo-catalytic-reduction
#10
Lijuan Shen, Yuzhou Xia, Sen Lin, Shijing Liang, Ling Wu
Creating two-dimensional (2D) crystal-metal heterostructures with an ultrathin thickness has spurred increasing research endeavors in catalysis because of its fascinating opportunities in tuning the electronic state at the surface and enhancing the chemical reactivity. Here we report a novel and facile Nb(4+)-assisted strategy for the in situ growth of highly dispersed Pd nanoparticles (NPs) on monolayer HNb3O8 nanosheets (HNb3O8 NS) constituting a 2D Pd/HNb3O8 NS heterostructure composite without using extra reducing agents and stabilizing agents...
September 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936497/the-au-111-il-interfacial-nanostructure-in-the-presence-of-precursors-and-its-influence-on-the-electrodeposition-process
#11
Natalia Borisenko, Abhishek Lahiri, Giridhar Pulletikurthi, Tong Cui, Timo Carstens, Janine Zahlbach, Rob Atkin, Frank Endres
Ionic liquids have attracted significant interest as electrolytes for the electrodeposition of metals and semiconductors, but the details of the deposition processes are not yet well understood. In this paper, we give an overview of how the addition of various precursors (TaF5, SiCl4, and GaCl3) affects the solid/IL interfacial structure. In situ Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and vibrational spectroscopy have been employed to study the changes of the Au(111)/IL interface and in the electrolytes, respectively...
September 22, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935965/aromatic-side-chain-conformational-switch-on-the-surface-of-the-rna-recognition-motif-enables-rna-discrimination
#12
Nana Diarra Dit Konté, Miroslav Krepl, Fred F Damberger, Nina Ripin, Olivier Duss, Jiří Šponer, Frédéric H-T Allain
The cyclooxygenase-2 is a pro-inflammatory and cancer marker, whose mRNA stability and translation is regulated by the CUG-binding protein 2 interacting with AU-rich sequences in the 3' untranslated region. Here, we present the solution NMR structure of CUG-binding protein 2 RRM3 in complex with 5'-UUUAA-3' originating from the COX-2 3'-UTR. We show that RRM3 uses the same binding surface and protein moieties to interact with AU- and UG-rich RNA motifs, binding with low and high affinity, respectively. Using NMR spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry and molecular dynamics simulations, we demonstrate that distinct sub-states characterized by different aromatic side-chain conformations at the RNA-binding surface allow for high- or low-affinity binding with functional implications...
September 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935908/biometric-monitoring-devices-for-assessing-end-points-in-clinical-trials-developing-an-ecosystem
#13
Stephen P Arnerić, Jesse M Cedarbaum, Sean Khozin, Spyros Papapetropoulos, Derek L Hill, Michael Ropacki, Jane Rhodes, Penny A Dacks, Lynn D Hudson, Mark Forrest Gordon, Volker D Kern, Klaus Romero, George Vradenburg, Rhoda Au, Daniel R Karlin, Maurizio F Facheris, Cheryl J Fitzer-Attas, Ottavio V Vitolo, Jian Wang, Bradley M Miller, Jeffrey A Kaye
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935058/n-o-349-consommation-de-substances-psychoactives-pendant-la-grossesse
#14
Alice Ordean, Suzanne Wong, Lisa Graves
OBJECTIFS: Accroître la sensibilisation à la consommation problématique de substances psychoactives pendant la grossesse et les connaissances à ce sujet, et formuler des recommandations factuelles relatives à la prise en charge de cet épineux problème clinique à l'intention de l'ensemble des fournisseurs de soins. OPTIONS: La présente directive clinique analyse l'utilisation d'outils de dépistage, l'approche générale de soins et les recommandations pour la prise en charge clinique de la consommation problématique de substances psychoactives pendant la grossesse...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934850/gold-i-catalysed-direct-stereoselective-synthesis-of-deoxyglycosides-from-glycals
#15
Carlos Palo-Nieto, Abhijit Sau, M Carmen Galan
Au(I) in combination with AgOTf enables the unprecedented direct and α-stereoselective catalytic synthesis of deoxyglycosides from glycals. Mechanistic investigations suggest that the reaction proceeds via Au(I)-catalysed hydrofunctionalization of the enol ether glycoside. The room temperature reaction is high yielding and amenable to a wide range of glycal donors and OH nucleophiles.
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934696/synthesis-and-application-of-a-plastic-antibody-in-electrochemical-microfluidic-platform-for-oxytocin-determination
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Piyush Sindhu Sharma, Zofia Iskierko, Krzysztof Noworyta, Maciej Cieplak, Pawel Borowicz, Wojciech Lisowski, Francis D'Souza, Wlodzimierz Kutner
By means of molecular imprinting of a conducting polymer, molecular cavities selective for oxytocin nonapeptide, an autism biomarker, were designed. Embedding of the oxytocin template, and then its extracting from the molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) was confirmed by the XPS analysis. AFM imaging of the MIP film surface indicated changes in mechanical properties of the film after template extraction. The MIP synthetic receptor was deposited by potentiodynamic electropolymerization as a thin film on an Au film electrode in an electrochemical miniaturized microfluidic cell...
September 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934484/regulation-of-hur-structure-and-function-by-dihydrotanshinone-i
#17
Preet Lal, Linda Cerofolini, Vito Giuseppe D'Agostino, Chiara Zucal, Carmelo Fuccio, Isabelle Bonomo, Erik Dassi, Stefano Giuntini, Danilo Di Maio, Vikalp Vishwakarma, Ranjan Preet, Sha Neisha Williams, Max S Fairlamb, Rachel Munk, Elin Lehrmann, Kotb Abdelmohsen, Saioa R Elezgarai, Claudio Luchinat, Ettore Novellino, Alessandro Quattrone, Emiliano Biasini, Leonardo Manzoni, Myriam Gorospe, Dan A Dixon, Pierfausto Seneci, Luciana Marinelli, Marco Fragai, Alessandro Provenzani
The Human antigen R protein (HuR) is an RNA-binding protein that recognizes U/AU-rich elements in diverse RNAs through two RNA-recognition motifs, RRM1 and RRM2, and post-transcriptionally regulates the fate of target RNAs. The natural product dihydrotanshinone-I (DHTS) prevents the association of HuR and target RNAs in vitro and in cultured cells by interfering with the binding of HuR to RNA. Here, we report the structural determinants of the interaction between DHTS and HuR and the impact of DHTS on HuR binding to target mRNAs transcriptome-wide...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934473/the-conserved-au-dinucleotide-at-the-5-end-of-nascent-u1-snrna-is-optimized-for-the-interaction-with-nuclear-cap-binding-complex
#18
Chung-Shu Yeh, Shang-Lin Chang, Jui-Hui Chen, Hsuan-Kai Wang, Yue-Chang Chou, Chun-Hsiung Wang, Shih-Hsin Huang, Amy Larson, Jeffrey A Pleiss, Wei-Hau Chang, Tien-Hsien Chang
Splicing is initiated by a productive interaction between the pre-mRNA and the U1 snRNP, in which a short RNA duplex is established between the 5' splice site of a pre-mRNA and the 5' end of the U1 snRNA. A long-standing puzzle has been why the AU dincucleotide at the 5'-end of the U1 snRNA is highly conserved, despite the absence of an apparent role in the formation of the duplex. To explore this conundrum, we varied this AU dinucleotide into all possible permutations and analyzed the resulting molecular consequences...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933819/superior-plasmonic-photodetectors-based-on-au-mos2-core-shell-heterostructures
#19
Yuan Li, Jennifer G DiStefano, Akshay A Murthy, Jeffrey D Cain, Eve D Hanson, Qianqian Li, Fernando C Castro, Xinqi Chen, Vinayak P Dravid
Integrating plasmonic materials into semiconductor media provides a promising approach for applications such as photo-sensing and solar energy conversion. The resulting structures introduce enhanced light-matter interactions, additional charge trap states, and efficient charge-transfer pathways for light-harvesting devices, especially when an intimate interface is built between the plasmonic nanostructure and semiconductor. Herein, we report the development of plasmonic photodetectors using Au@MoS2 heterostructures - an Au nanoparticle core that is encapsulated by a CVD-grown multilayer MoS2 shell, which perfectly realizes the intimate and direct interfacing of Au and MoS2...
September 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933797/perivascular-perfusion-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-is-associated-with-inflammation-in-patients-with-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
#20
Mathias Kaspar, Stephan Imfeld, Sasan Partovi, Markus Aschwanden, Thomas Baldi, Alexander Dikkes, Deborah R Vogt, Dimitrios A Tsakiris, Daniel Staub
Background Inflammatory processes of the venous wall in acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) play a role in thrombus formation and resolution. However, direct evaluation of the perivascular inflammation is currently not feasible. Objective To assess perivascular perfusion in acute proximal DVT using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) reflecting perivenous inflammation and its association with systemic inflammatory markers in a single-centre, prospective observational study. Patients/Methods Twenty patients with proximal DVT underwent CEUS imaging in the thrombosed and contralateral popliteal vein at baseline and after 2 weeks and 3 months...
September 21, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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