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E Suesca, A M A Dias, M E M Braga, H C de Sousa, M R Fontanilla
This work evaluates the effect of processing variables on some physicochemical and mechanical properties of multi- and unidirectional laminar collagen type I scaffolds. The processing variables considered in this study included microstructure orientation (uni- and multidirectional fiber/pore controlled by freeze-drying methodology), cross-linking (chemical - using genipin and glutaraldehyde, and physical - using a dehydrothermal method), and collagen concentration (2, 5 and 8mg/ml). The biocompatibility of the scaffolds obtained in each of the evaluated manufacturing processes was also assessed...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Mengdi Wu, Kun Feng, Qiuhui Li, Huiya Ma, Hongli Zhu, Yudou Xie, Gaofei Yan, Chao Chen, Kunping Yan
A Tempol compound with an amine group (4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl, NH2-Tempol) was cross-linked to hemoglobin in a one-step polymerization reaction to produce a novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) designated PolyHb-Tempol. The reaction parameters, including the reaction time, pH, temperature, and ratio of reactants, were optimized, and the physiochemical properties of the resulting product were characterized. PolyHb-Tempol didn't show any toxicity towards endothelial cells. Furthermore, from observations of cell morphology and viability, PolyHb-Tempol showed a significant ability to inhibit or eliminate oxidative stress induced by superoxide free radicals...
May 18, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Chun Soo Park, Yong Jin Kim, Jeong Ryul Lee, Hong-Gook Lim, Ji-Eun Chang, Saeromi Jeong, Nayun Kwon
OBJECTIVES: : We aimed to investigate the effect of a combination of anticalcification treatments, which were effective for preventing calcification in a small animal experiment, on glutaraldehyde-fixed xenopericardial valves using a large-animal long-term circulatory model. METHODS: : Valved conduits were made of porcine pericardium as a leaflet and bovine pericardium as a conduit and were implanted into the right ventricular outflow tract of goats under cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Tuğba Kotil, Cansu Akbulut, Nazan Deniz Yön
INTRODUCTION: Nanotechnology investigates materials at nanoscale level (0.1-100nm in diameter). There are many commercially nanoproducts such as silver, silicon, titanium, zinc, and gold. They are used in a variety of applications and released to the environment. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most commonly used nanoparticles (NP). In this study, the ultrastructural effects of TiO2-NP on zebrafish testis tissue were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Zebrafish were divided into four groups (N=60) as one control and 3 experimental groups (1mg/L, 2mg/L and 4mg/L TiO2)...
April 26, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
Jiwei Li, Yang Si, Cunyi Zhao, Jinmei He, Gang Sun, Yudong Huang
In this study, polyanionic alginate gel beads crosslinked by Ca(2+) and glutaraldehyde have demonstrated a strong electrostatic interaction with specific proteins. Due to the naturally abundant carboxyl groups, the prepared alginate gel beads exhibited a relatively superior integrated adsorption performance toward lysozyme, including a superior adsorption capacity of 213mgg(-1), fast adsorption equilibrium within 12h, good selectivity, and good reversibility. Compared with other protein adsorbents, the as-prepared adsorptive beads have the advantages of excellent adsorption performance, easy to prepare, convenient, efficient, reliable and environment-friendly to apply, which can serve as a more sustainable material in protein separation and purification...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Gisane Gasparotto, João Paulo C Costa, Paulo I Costa, Maria A Zaghete, Talita Mazon
In this research, ZnO nanorods - Au nanoparticles nanohybrids have been fabricated and employed to sensitive electrochemical strategy for the specific detection of the ovarian cancer antigen CA-125/MUC126. The microdevice was developed in our lab based on gold and silver electrodes sputtered on glass substrate. The ZnO nanorods arrays were grown on working electrode using assisted microwave hydrothermal synthesis than gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) were deposited by sputtering. The Au NPs onto ZnO nanorods surface provides a favorable platform for efficient loading of anti-CA-125 antibody via binding with cystamine and glutaraldehyde...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Xiaojian Li, Yaoguang Wang, Li Shi, Hongmin Ma, Yong Zhang, Bin Du, Dan Wu, Qin Wei
An electrochemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor was developed for detection of Concanavalin A (Con A). Chitosan/Ru(bpy)3(2+)/silica/Fe3O4 nanomaterials (CRuSi-Fe3O4) were synthesized through W/O microemulsion route. The added Fe3O4 nanoparticles can simplify the prepared process and enhance the conductivity of nanomaterials which can increase the ECL intensity of luminophor CRuSi-Fe3O4. In addition, the layered structure of CRuSi-Fe3O4 can immobilize lots of Con A using glutaraldehyde as the coupling agent which can improve the sensitivity of the biosensor...
May 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Yuan Zhang, Dongdong Yu, Jiangbo Dai, Xu Wang, Zhongxin Zhu, Yewei Huang, Jia Sun, Zhiwei Chen, Litai Jin, Yang Wang
We report here a rapid and sensitive technique for negative visualization of protein in 1-D and 2-D SDS-PAGE by using 2', 7'-Dichlorofluorescein (DCF), which appeared as transparent and colorless bands in an opaque gel matrix background. For DCF stain, down to 0.1-0.2 ng protein could be easily visualized within 7 min by only 2 steps, and the staining is 4-fold more sensitive than that of Eosin Y (EY) negative stain and glutaraldehyde (GA) silver stain, and 8-fold more sensitive than that of the commonly used Imidazole-zinc (IZ) negative stain...
May 3, 2017: Proteomics
Muamer Dervisevic, Esma Dervisevic, Mehmet Senel, Emre Cevik, Huseyin Bekir Yildiz, Pınar Camurlu
Herein, an electrochemical urea sensing bio-electrode is reported that has been constructed by firstly electropolymerizing 4-(2,5-Di(thiophen-2-yl)-1H-pyrrol-1-yl)aniline monomer (SNS-Aniline) on Pencil Graphite Electrode (PGE), then modifying the polymer coated electrode surface with di-amino-Ferrocene (DAFc) as the mediator, and lastly Urease enzyme through glutaraldehyde crosslinking. The effect of pH, temperature, polymer thickness, and applied potential on the electrode current response was investigated besides performing storage and operational stability experiments with the interference studies...
July 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
José C S Dos Santos, Horacio L Bonazza, Leonardo J B L de Matos, Elizabete A Carneiro, Oveimar Barbosa, Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente, Luciana R B Gonçalves, Hosiberto B de Sant' Ana, Rílvia S Santiago-Aguiar
The objective of this new paper was to evaluate the enzymatic esterification reaction conducted in supercritical or near-critical CO2, catalyzed by immobilized lipase B from Candida antarctica (CALB). The biocatalyst was prepared through the immobilization of CALB by covalent attachment using chitosan sequentially activated with Glycidol, ethylenediamine (EDA) and glutaraldehyde as support. In order to determine the best operational conditions of the esterification reaction (1: 1 (alcohol-acid); biocatalyst content, 10% (by substrate mass); 45 °C), an experimental design (2(3)) was conducted to evaluate the effects of the following parameters: alcohol to oil molar ratios, reaction time and temperature...
March 2017: Biotechnology Reports
Nadine Lehmann, Torsten Christ, Aila Daugs, Oliver Bloch, Sebastian Holinski
BACKGROUND: Decellularization of xenogenous cardiovascular structures is a promising approach to create scaffolds for tissue engineering. Unfortunately, handling and pliability of the unfixed tissue is challenging. N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N9-ethylcarbodiimide (EDC) is an alternative cross-linking agent to glutaraldehyde (GA). Applied in native tissue, it provides biocompatibility and shows no potential for calcification. In addition, EDC can be used to link growth factors (GFs) to tissue scaffolds after decellularization...
May 15, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Sougata Jana, Kalyan Kumar Sen
In this study, aceclofenac-loaded IPN nanocomposites were developed based on natural polysaccharides namely chitosan (CS) and locust bean gum (LBG) using glutaraldehyde as cross-linker. Infrared spectroscopy analysis confirmed the formation of composite materials and ensured the chemical compatibility between drug and polymers. The effect of component polymers on the drug entrapment efficiency (DEE) and particle size of the composites was examined. Increasing LBG content actually decreased the DEE from 72% to 40% and produced larger particles of 372-485nm dimensions...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Adnan Hut, Dogan Yildirim, Turgut Donmez, Cihad Tatar, Semih Mirapoglu, Rukiye Nilgun Erdogan, Zumrut Mine Isık Saglam, Huseyin Kilincaslan
PURPOSE: Laparoscopy is widely used in many surgical areas for diagnosis and treatment. The need for sterilization of reusable instruments is an important issue. Ensuring patient safety, preventing infection, and protecting the functionality of the instruments are the most important points to be considered. We aimed to investigate two sterilization methods and their effects generated by their distribution into intra-abdominal tissues during insufflation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 21 rats were used in the study...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Eman A Karam, Walaa A Abdel Wahab, Shireen A A Saleh, Mohamed E Hassan, Amany L Kansoh, Mona A Esawy
Enzyme cost, stability and its thermodynamic characteristics are the main criteria for industrial use. In this study, Aspergillus awamori amylase was constitutively produced using various agro-industrial wastes. Olive oil cake gave the highest activity (230U/g). The amylase was partially purified to 2.81-fold purification. Immobilization was achieved using different carriers by covalent binding. The novel carrier Ca(+2) alginate (Alg) starch (St)/polyethyleneimine (PEI)/glutaraldehyde (GA), showed the highest operational stability and was selected for further studies...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Juan Rengifo-González, Yollyseth Medina-Mora, Sasha Silva-Barrios, María Elizabeth Márquez-Contreras, María Tibisay Ruiz, Ana J Cáceres, Juan Luis Concepción, Wilfredo Quiñones
It was designed and characterized a reporter system to be captured by an- tibodies bound to ELISA plates. The system was designed with the rK346 from Leishmania infantum, a highly antigenic and specific protein. The rK346 was coupled to the horseradish peroxidase C (HRPc) from Armoracia rusticana using glutaraldehyde or sulfo-SMCC. Gluta- raldehyde conjugation was performed in two steps. Separation of conjugates was carried out using a Sepharose S-200 in size exclusion chromatography (SEC); fractions were analyzed via HRPc activity and through ELISA plates sensitized with polyclonal anti-rK346 IgG puri- fied from rabbit serum...
June 2016: Investigación Clínica
Saeedeh L Gilani, Ghasem D Najafpour, Hamid D Heydarzadeh, Aliakbar Moghadamnia
S-naproxen by enantioselective hydrolysis of racemic naproxen methyl ester was produced using immobilized lipase. The lipase enzyme was immobilized on chitosan beads, activated chitosan beads by glutaraldehyde, and Amberlite XAD7. In order to find an appropriate support for the hydrolysis reaction of racemic naproxen methyl ester, the conversion and enantioselectivity for all carriers were compared. In addition, effects of the volumetric ratio of two phases in different organic solvents, addition of cosolvent and surfactant, optimum pH and temperature, reusability, and inhibitory effect of methanol were investigated...
April 19, 2017: Chirality
Aljoharah Alkanaan, Robert Barsotti, Omar Kirat, Turki Almubrad, Adnan Khan, Saeed Akhtar
PURPOSE: Assess the lamellar organisation of the peripheral and central stroma of the keratoconus (KC) and normal cornea. METHODS: Five normal and three KC corneas were fixed in 2.5% glutaraldehyde and processed for electron microscopy. The ultrathin sections were observed under JEOL 1400 TEM, and digital images were taken with a bottom-mounted 11-megapixel Quamisa camera, using the iTEM software. Measurements of the lamellae were carried out using the iTEM software...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Pravin S Dewangan, Parshuram J Sonawane, Ankita R Chouksey, Radha Chauhan
The central transport channel of the vertebrate nuclear pore complex (NPC) consists of nucleoporins: Nup62, Nup54, and Nup58. The coiled-coil domains in α-helical regions of these nucleoporins are thought to be crucial for several protein-protein interactions in the NPC subcomplexes. In this study, we determined the crystal structure of the coiled-coil domain of rat Nup62 fragment (residues 362-425) to 2.4 Å resolution. The crystal structure shows the conserved coiled-coil domain as a parallel three-helix bundle for the Nup62(362-425) fragment...
April 26, 2017: Biochemistry
Efstratios Nikolaivits, Georgios Makris, Evangelos Topakas
In the present study, the immobilization of a cutinase from Fusarium oxysporum was carried out as cross-linked enzyme aggregates. Under optimal immobilization conditions, acetonitrile was selected as precipitant, utilizing 9.4 mg protein/mL and 10 mM glutaraldehyde as cross-linker. The immobilized cutinase (imFocut5a) was tested in isooctane for the synthesis of short-chain butyrate esters, displaying enhanced thermostability compared to the free enzyme. Pineapple flavor (butyl butyrate) synthesis was optimized, leading to a conversion yield of >99% after 6 h, with an initial reaction rate of 18...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Evelien De Swaef, Myriam Claeys, Wim Bert, Ann Huysseune, Paul Eckhard Witten, Wim Van den Broeck, Annemie Decostere
This study is the first to describe the ultrastructural morphology of the envelope of Solea solea eggs from fertilisation until hatching. Defining the ultrastructural morphology of fish eggs is important for species identification and may assist in predicting the effect of external influences on these early life stages. In first instance, various fixation and embedding protocols were assessed to explore the morphology of the egg envelope, whereby the encountered difficulties were highlighted. The successful protocol for SEM proved to be combined fixation with 4% glutaraldehyde in 0...
August 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
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