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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535342/diffusion-under-confinement-hydrodynamic-finite-size-effects-in-simulation
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Pauline Simonnin, Benoit Noetinger, Carlos Nieto Draghi, Virginie Marry, Benjamin Rotenberg
We investigate finite-size effects on diffusion in confined fluids using molecular dynamics simulations and hydrodynamic calculations. Specifically, we consider a Lennard-Jones fluid in slit pores without slip at the interface and show that the use of periodic boundary conditions in the directions along the surfaces results in dramatic finite-size effects, in addition to that of the physically relevant confining length. As in the simulation of bulk fluids, these effects arise from spurious hydrodynamic interactions between periodic images and from the constraint of total momentum conservation...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535341/fully-stretchable-optoelectronic-sensors-based-on-colloidal-quantum-dots-for-sensing-photoplethysmographic-signals
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Tae-Ho Kim, Chang-Seok Lee, Sangwon Kim, Jaehyun Hur, Sangmin Lee, Keun Wook Shin, Young-Zoon Yoon, Moon Kee Choi, Jiwoong Yang, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Taeghwan Hyeon, Seongjun Park, Sungwoo Hwang
Flexible and stretchable optoelectronic devices can be potentially applied in displays, biosensors, biomedicine, robotics, and energy generation. The use of nanomaterials with superior optical properties such as quantum dots (QDs) is important in the realization of wearable displays and biomedical devices, but specific structural design as well as selection of materials should preferentially accompany this technology to realize stretchable forms of these devices. Here, we report stretchable optoelectronic sensors manufactured using colloidal QDs and integrated with elastomeric substrates, whose optoelectronic properties are stable under various deformations...
May 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535055/ionic-liquid-anion-controlled-nanoscale-gold-morphology-grown-at-a-liquid-interface
#3
Nakara Bhawawet, Jeremy B Essner, Durgesh Vinod Wagle, Gary A Baker
Two different ionic liquids comprising the tetrabutylphosphonium cation ([P4444]) paired with the strongly-coordinating anions 6-aminocaproate ([6-AC]) or taurinate ([tau]) were prepared and employed in an aqueous/organic liquid bilayer system to generate nanoscale gold by Au(OH)4- photoreduction. Generally, as the concentration of ionic liquid in the organic phase was increased, the resulting quasi-spherical gold nanoparticles reduced in size and presented less aggregation, leading to marked increases in the catalytic efficiency for 4-nitrophenol reduction using borohydride...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534695/wound-healing-activity-of-pluchea-indica-leaf-extract-in-oral-mucosal-cell-line-and-oral-spray-formulation-containing-nanoparticles-of-the-extract
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Wiphupat Buranasukhon, Sirivan Athikomkulchai, Sarin Tadtong, Chuda Chittasupho
CONTEXT: Pluchea indica (L.) Less (Asteraceae) is an herb used as a traditional medicine for wound healing. The chemical compounds found in Pluchea indica leaves are phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins and carotenoids. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the effect of Pluchea indica leaf ethanol extract and its nanoparticles (NPs) on cytotoxicity, cell survival and migration of human oral squamous carcinoma cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability was measured using MTT assay to assess the effect of Pluchea indica leaf extract and NPs (1-500 μg/mL) on cytotoxicity and cell survival...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534633/micropatterning-of-multiple-photonic-colloidal-crystal-gels-for-flexible-structural-color-films
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Noriyuki Suzuki, Eiji Iwase, Hiroaki Onoe
We herein report the micropatterning of flexible multiple photonic colloidal crystal gels (PCCGs) using single-layered microchannel. These patterned PCCGs exhibit structural colors that can be tuned by adjustment of the diameter and concentration of the colloidal particles in precursor solutions of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) or polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA). The precursor solutions containing dispersed colloidal particles were selectively injected into single-layered microchannels where they polymerized rapidly...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534401/physical-and-oxidative-stability-of-flaxseed-oil-in-water-emulsions-fabricated-from-sunflower-lecithins-impact-of-blending-lecithins-with-different-phospholipid-profiles
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Li Liang, Fang Chen, Xing-Guo Wang, Qingzhe Jin, Eric A Decker, David Julian McClements
There is great interest in the formulation of plant-based foods enriched with nutrients that promote health, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids. This study evaluated the impact of sunflower phospholipid type on the formation and stability of flaxseed oil-in-water emulsions. Two sunflower lecithins (Sunlipon 50 and 90) with different phosphatidylcholine (PC) levels (59 and 90%, respectively) were used in varying ratios to form emulsions. Emulsion droplet size, charge, appearance, microstructure, and oxidation were measured during storage at 55 C in the dark...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533703/differential-expression-of-vegfr2-protein-in-her2-positive-primary-human-breast-cancer-potential-relevance-to-anti-angiogenic-therapies
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Aejaz Nasir, Timothy R Holzer, Mia Chen, Michael Z Man, Andrew E Schade
BACKGROUND: Clinically relevant predictive biomarkers to tailor anti-angiogenic therapies to breast cancer (BRC) patient subpopulations are an unmet need. METHODS: We analyzed tumor vascular density and VEGFR2 protein expression in various subsets of primary human BRCs (186 females; Mean age: 59 years; range 33-88 years), using a tissue microarray. Discrete VEGFR2+ and CD34+ tumor vessels were manually scored in invasive ductal, lobular, mixed ductal-lobular and colloid (N = 139, 22, 18, 7) BRC cores...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533642/hepatic-pseudolesion-in-svc-obstruction-99m-technetium-sulfur-colloid-scan-equivalent-of-quadrate-lobe-hot-spot-sign-on-computerized-tomography
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Reddy Ravikanth, Arun George, Babu Philip
An area of increased activity in segment IV of liver (quadrate lobe) on (99m)Tc-sulfur colloid (TSC) scans has been well documented in patients with superior vena cava obstruction. Similarly intense enhancement of the quadrate lobe in the arterial phase may be seen on computed tomography in patients of superior vena cava syndrome. We present this imaging finding in a case of malignant thymoma causing superior vena cava syndrome and discuss the physiological cause and importance of this sign.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532676/novel-strategies-for-the-formulation-and-processing-of-poorly-water-soluble-drugs
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REVIEW
Katrin Göke, Thomas Lorenz, Alexandros Repanas, Frederic Schneider, Denise Steiner, Knut Baumann, Heike Bunjes, Andreas Dietzel, Jan H Finke, Birgit Glasmacher, Arno Kwade
Low aqueous solubility of active pharmaceutical ingredients presents a serious challenge in the development process of new drug products. This article provides an overview on some of the current approaches for the formulation of poorly water-soluble drugs with a special focus on strategies pursued at the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering of the TU Braunschweig. These comprise formulation in lipid-based colloidal drug delivery systems and experimental as well as computational approaches towards the efficient identification of the most suitable carrier systems...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532623/improving-the-standard-sequential-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-with-either-extended-treatment-or-by-adding-bismuth
#10
Zehra Akpinar, Sinan Akay, Belkis Unsal
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Standard sequential treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication has less success because of increasing clarithromycin resistance. Extended treatment and bismuth containing regimens were, therefore, investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive H. pylori-positive patients with dyspepsia were randomly allocated to one of the three sequential regimens: The first group was given lansoprazole 30mg b.i.d. plus amoxicillin 1g b...
May 19, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532099/interaction-of-insulin-with-colloidal-zns-quantum-dots-functionalized-by-various-surface-capping-agents
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Ghader Hosseinzadeh, Ali Maghari, Seyed Morteza Famil Farniya, Amir Homayoun Keihan, Ali A Moosavi-Movahedi
Interaction of quantum dots (QDs) and proteins strongly influenced by the surface characteristics of the QDs at the protein-QD interface. For a precise control of these surface-related interactions, it is necessary to improve our understanding in this field. In this regard, in the present work, the interaction between the insulin and differently functionalized ZnS quantum dots (QDs) were studied. The ZnS QDs were functionalized with various functional groups of hydroxyl (OH), carboxyl (COOH), amine (NH2), and amino acid (COOH and NH2)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532065/in-vitro-performance-of-ag-incorporated-hydroxyapatite-and-its-adhesive-porous-coatings-deposited-by-electrostatic-spraying
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Ozkan Gokcekaya, Thomas J Webster, Kyosuke Ueda, Takayuki Narushima, Celaletdin Ergun
Bacterial infection of implanted materials is a significant complication that might require additional surgical operations for implant retrieval. As an antibacterial biomaterial, Ag-containing hydroxyapatite (HA) may be a solution to reduce the incidences of implant associated infections. In this study, pure, 0.2mol% and 0.3mol% Ag incorporated HA powders were synthesized via a precipitation method. Colloidal precursor dispersions prepared from these powders were used to deposit porous coatings onto titanium and stainless steel substrates via electrostatic spraying...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532042/ph-responsive-poly-aspartic-acid-hydrogel-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
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Jaime Vega-Chacón, María Isabel Amaya Arbeláez, Janaina Habib Jorge, Rodrigo Fernando C Marques, Miguel Jafelicci
A novel multifunctional nanosystem formed by magnetite nanoparticles coated with pH-responsive poly(aspartic acid) hydrogel was developed. Magnetite nanoparticles (Fe3O4) have been intensively investigated for biomedical applications due to their magnetic properties and dimensions similar to the biostructures. Poly(aspartic acid) is a water-soluble, biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, which features makes it a potential candidate for biomedical applications. The nanoparticles surface modification was carried out by crosslinking polysuccinimide on the magnetite nanoparticles surface and hydrolyzing the succinimide units in mild alkaline medium to obtain the magnetic poly(aspartic acid) hydrogel...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531649/a-bio-based-facile-approach-for-the-preparation-of-covalently-functionalized-carbon-nanotubes-aqueous-suspensions-and-their-potential-as-heat-transfer-fluids
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Rad Sadri, Maryam Hosseini, S N Kazi, Samira Bagheri, Nashrul Zubir, K H Solangi, Tuan Zaharinie, A Badarudin
In this study, we propose an innovative, bio-based, environmentally friendly approach for the covalent functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes using clove buds. This approach is innovative because we do not use toxic and hazardous acids which are typically used in common carbon nanomaterial functionalization procedures. The MWCNTs are functionalized in one pot using a free radical grafting reaction. The clove-functionalized MWCNTs (CMWCNTs) are then dispersed in distilled water (DI water), producing a highly stable CMWCNT aqueous suspension...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530758/self-thermophoretic-motion-of-controlled-assembled-micro-nanomotors
#15
Xiankun Lin, Tieyan Si, Zhiguang Wu, Qiang He
As artificial active colloids, micro-/nanomotors (MNMs) can convert energy from the environment into mechanical motion in different fluids, showing potential applications in diverse fields such as targeted drug delivery and photothermal therapy. However, chemical fuels for typical catalytic MNMs, e.g., hydrogen peroxide, are highly toxic to organisms, and thus fuel-free MNMs are required. Recently, we have developed near-infrared light (NIR) propelled MNMs through integrating plasmonic gold nanoshells into nanoparticles or layer-by-layer assemblies in an asymmetric manner...
May 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530665/molecular-engineering-of-chiral-colloidal-liquid-crystals-using-dna-origami
#16
Mahsa Siavashpouri, Christian H Wachauf, Mark J Zakhary, Florian Praetorius, Hendrik Dietz, Zvonimir Dogic
Establishing precise control over the shape and the interactions of the microscopic building blocks is essential for design of macroscopic soft materials with novel structural, optical and mechanical properties. Here, we demonstrate robust assembly of DNA origami filaments into cholesteric liquid crystals, one-dimensional supramolecular twisted ribbons and two-dimensional colloidal membranes. The exquisite control afforded by the DNA origami technology establishes a quantitative relationship between the microscopic filament structure and the macroscopic cholesteric pitch...
May 22, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530300/physicochemical-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polylysine-carboxymethyl-chitosan-polyelectrolyte-complexes-and-their-effect-against-spoilage-microorganisms-in-raw-pork
#17
Liang Guo, Yuecheng Meng, Sheng Fang
This study investigated the properties of polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) fabricated by using ε-polylysine (EPL) and N,O-carboxymethyl chitosan (NOCC) and their potential applications in raw pork. The phase behaviors of PECs in aqueous solutions are characterized by the ζ-potential, mean radius and turbidimetric measurements. Stable colloidal and soluble PEC systems can be fabricated by carefully adjusting the mass ratio of NOCC to EPL. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assay showed that the colloidal and soluble PECs could maintain the antimicrobial activity of EPL in a laboratory medium...
May 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530232/tomographic-active-optical-trapping-of-arbitrarily-shaped-objects-by-exploiting-3d-refractive-index-maps
#18
Kyoohyun Kim, YongKeun Park
Optical trapping can manipulate the three-dimensional (3D) motion of spherical particles based on the simple prediction of optical forces and the responding motion of samples. However, controlling the 3D behaviour of non-spherical particles with arbitrary orientations is extremely challenging, due to experimental difficulties and extensive computations. Here, we achieve the real-time optical control of arbitrarily shaped particles by combining the wavefront shaping of a trapping beam and measurements of the 3D refractive index distribution of samples...
May 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530184/green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-mentha-pulegium-and-investigation-of-their-antibacterial-antifungal-and-anticancer-activity
#19
Ali Hamad Abd Kelkawi, Abolghasem Abbasi Kajani, Abdol-Khalegh Bordbar
A simple and eco-friendly method for efficient synthesis of stable colloidal silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Mentha pulegium extracts is described. A series of reactions was conducted using different types and concentrations of plant extract as well as metal ions to optimize the reaction conditions. AgNPs were characterized by using UV-vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, dynamic light scattering, zetasizer, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530105/effect-of-humic-acid-on-the-removal-of-chromium-vi-and-the-production-of-solids-in-iron-electrocoagulation
#20
Chao Pan, Lyndsay D Troyer, Peng Liao, Jeffrey G Catalano, Wenlu Li, Daniel E Giammar
Iron-based electrocoagulation can be highly effective for Cr(VI) removal from water supplies. However, the presence of humic acid (HA) inhibited the rate of Cr(VI) removal in electrocoagulation, with the greatest decreases in Cr(VI) removal rate at higher pH. This inhibition was probably due to the formation of Fe(II) complexes with HA that are more rapidly oxidized than uncomplexed Fe(II) by dissolved oxygen, making less Fe(II) available for reduction of Cr(VI). Close association of Fe(III), Cr(III), and HA in the solid products formed during electrocoagulation influenced the fate of both Cr(III) and HA...
May 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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