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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933719/depth-profiling-cross-linked-poly-methyl-methacrylate-films-a-tof-sims-approach
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Soheila Naderi-Gohar, Kevin M H Huang, Yiliang Wu, Woon Ming Lau, Heng-Yong Nie
RATIONALE: In order to determine the degree of cross-linking on the surface and its variations in a nanometer-scale depth of organic materials, we developed an approach based on time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS), which provides rich chemical information in the form of fragment ions. TOF-SIMS is extremely surface sensitive and capable of depth profiling with the use of a sputter ion beam to remove controllable amounts of substance. METHODS: Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) films spin-coated on a Si substrate were cross-linked using a recently developed, surface sensitive, hyperthermal hydrogen projectile bombardment technique...
December 9, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933604/chemoresistant-lung-cancer-stem-cells-display-high-dna-repair-capability-to-remove-cisplatin-dna-damage
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Wai-Kin Yu, Zhigang Wang, Chi-Chun Fong, Dandan Liu, Tak-Chun Yip, Siu-Kie Au, Guangyu Zhu, Mengsu Yang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The persistence of lung cancer stem cells (LCSCs) has been proposed to be the main factor of lung cancer recurrence due to their high resistance to conventional chemotherapy. The underlying mechanisms, however, have not been fully addressed. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In this study, we examined the cellular response of a human lung cancer stem cell line upon treatment with cisplatin, a DNA-damaging anticancer drug that is extensively applied in clinics...
December 9, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933517/a-novel-mutation-in-the-fibrinogen-a%C3%AE-chain-gly13arg-fibrinogen-nanning-causes-congenital-dysfibrinogenemia-associated-with-defective-peptide-a-release
#3
Jie Yan, Meiling Luo, Peng Cheng, Lin Liao, Xuelian Deng, Donghong Deng, Faquan Lin
Dysfibrinogenemia is characterized by blood coagulation dysfunction induced by an abnormal molecular structure of fibrinogen. Here, we describe a new case. A 32-year-old female was suspected of having dysfibrinogenemia during routine laboratory screening, based on her decreased functional fibrinogen level, normal fibrinogen antigen level, and prolonged thrombin time. We extracted DNA and performed polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing to identify genetic mutation. Fibrin polymerization, the kinetics of the fibrinopeptide release, scanning electron microscopy, mass spectrometric analysis, fibrin cross-linking, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and western blot were conducted...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933324/effect-of-aqueous-storage-on-original-and-repair-bond-strength-and-residual-monomer-release-of-fiberreinforced-composites
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Diana Wolff, Michael Coupek, Ralf Erber, Tanja Krueger, Johannes Krisam, Hans Joerg Staehle, Cornelia Frese
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of aqueous storage on shear bond strength (SBS) and monomer release of fiberreinforced composites (FRCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four unidirectional FRCs were tested, including one semi-interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) (ES, everStick) and three cross-linked polymer (CLP) FRCs (GT, GrandTec; TF, TenderFiber; DP, Dentapreg). The SBS of samples of original resin to fresh FRC with an intact oxygen inhibition layer (n = 30/group) and repair resin to FRC after surface treatment (n = 30/group) was evaluated after 6 and 12 months of storage in artificial saliva...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933323/assessing-collagen-and-micro-permeability-at-the-proanthocyanidin-treated-resin-dentin-interface
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Berdan Aydin, Lina Saleh Hassan, Grace Viana, Ana K Bedran-Russo
PURPOSE: To establish a fluorescence-based method to simultaneously assess micro-permeability and collagen cross-linking induced by chemical agents at the resin-dentin interface. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three chemical agents were investigated (proanthocyanidin-rich grape seed extract: GSE; carbodiimide hydrochloride/N-hydroxysuccinimide: EDC/NHS; glutaraldehyde: GD) along with a control (distilled water) as primers applied on flat occlusal dentin surfaces of 48 teeth and restored with two commercially available etch-and-rinse adhesives...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932260/equilibrium-adsorption-of-caffeic-chlorogenic-and-rosmarinic-acids-on-cationic-cross-linked-starch-with-quaternary-ammonium-groups
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Deimante Simanaviciute, Rima Klimaviciute, Ramune Rutkaite
In the present study, the equilibrium adsorption of caffeic acid (CA) and its derivatives, namely, chlorogenic (CGA) and rosmarinic (RA) acids on cationic cross-linked starch (CCS) with degree of substitution of quaternary ammonium groups of 0.42 have been investigated in relation to the structure and acidity of phenolic acids. The Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich adsorption models have been used to describe the equilibrium adsorption of CA, CGA and RA from their initial solutions and solutions having the equimolar amount of NaOH at different temperatures...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932036/flame-retardant-wrapped-polyphosphazene-nanotubes-a-novel-strategy-for-enhancing-the-flame-retardancy-and-smoke-toxicity-suppression-of-epoxy-resins
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Shuilai Qiu, Xin Wang, Bin Yu, Xiaming Feng, Xiaowei Mu, Richard K K Yuen, Yuan Hu
The structure of polyphosphazene nanotubes (PZS) is similar to that of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) before modification. For applications of CNTs in polymer composites, surface wrapping is an economically attractive route to achieve functionalized nanotubes. Based on this idea, functionalized polyphosphazene nanotubes (FR@PZS) wrapped with a cross-linked DOPO-based flame retardant (FR) were synthesized via one-step strategy and well characterized. Then, the obtained FR@PZS was introduced into epoxy resin (EP) to investigate flame retardancy and smoke toxicity suppression performance...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931261/the-effect-of-local-application-of-low-magnitude-high-frequency-vibration-on-the-bone-healing-of-rabbit-calvarial-defects-a-pilot-study
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Ivan Puhar, Li Ma, Dina Suleimenova, Vasileios Chronopoulos, Nikos Mattheos
BACKGROUND: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of local application of low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV) on the bone healing of rabbit calvarial defects that were augmented with different grafting materials and membranes. METHODS: Four calvarial defects were created in each of two New Zealand rabbits and filled with the following materials: biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP), deproteinized bovine bone mineral covered with a non-cross-linked collagen membrane (BO/BG), biphasic calcium phosphate covered with a strontium hydroxyapatite-containing collagen membrane (BCP/SR), and non-cross-linked collagen membrane (BG)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930793/intracorneal-ring-segments-implantation-for-corneal-ectasia
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Natalia T Giacomin, Glauco R Mello, Carla S Medeiros, Alyin Kiliç, Cristine C Serpe, Hirlana G Almeida, Newton Kara-Junior, Marcony R Santhiago
PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the predictability, safety, and efficacy of intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation as a tool to improve visual acuity and its association with other techniques such as corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL), addressing biomechanical outcomes, models, surgical planning and technique, indications, contraindications, and complications in ectatic corneas. METHODS: Literature review. RESULTS: ICRSs have been used to regularize the corneal shape and reduce corneal astigmatism and higher order aberrations, improve visual acuity to acceptable limits, and delay, or eventually prevent, a corneal keratoplasty in keratoconic eyes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930789/comparison-of-corneal-riboflavin-gradients-using-dextran-and-hpmc-solutions
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Tobias Ehmke, Theo G Seiler, Isaak Fischinger, Tammo Ripken, Alexander Heisterkamp, Beatrice E Frueh
PURPOSE: To determine the riboflavin concentration gradient in the anterior corneal stroma when using hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) or dextran as the carrier agent. METHODS: Four different groups of porcine corneas (5 each) were compared regarding the riboflavin concentration in the anterior stroma. Prior to all experiments, stable hydration conditions were established for the corresponding solution. The dextran groups were treated with 0.1% riboflavin in 20% dextran for 10 and 30 minutes and the HPMC groups with 0...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929435/design-of-heterogeneous-hoveyda-grubbs-second-generation-catalyst-lipase-conjugates
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Anthony Neville, Javier Iniesta, Jose M Palomo
Heterogeneous catalysts have been synthesi zed by the conjugation of Hoveyda-Grubbs second-generation catalyst with a lipase. The catalytic properties of the organometallic compound in solution were firstly optimized, evaluating the activity of Ru in the ring-closing metathesis of diethyldiallymalonate at 25 °C at different solvents and in the presence of different additives. The best result was found using tetrahydrofuran as a solvent. Some additives such as phenylboronic acid or polyetheneglycol slightly improved the activity of the Ru catalyst whereas others, such as pyridine or dipeptides affected it negatively...
December 6, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929431/internet-databases-of-the-properties-enzymatic-reactions-and-metabolism-of-small-molecules-search-options-and-applications-in-food-science
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REVIEW
Piotr Minkiewicz, Małgorzata Darewicz, Anna Iwaniak, Justyna Bucholska, Piotr Starowicz, Emilia Czyrko
Internet databases of small molecules, their enzymatic reactions, and metabolism have emerged as useful tools in food science. Database searching is also introduced as part of chemistry or enzymology courses for food technology students. Such resources support the search for information about single compounds and facilitate the introduction of secondary analyses of large datasets. Information can be retrieved from databases by searching for the compound name or structure, annotating with the help of chemical codes or drawn using molecule editing software...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929144/intermolecular-interactions-in-the-tmem16a-dimer-controlling-channel-activity
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Paolo Scudieri, Ilaria Musante, Ambra Gianotti, Oscar Moran, Luis J V Galietta
TMEM16A and TMEM16B are plasma membrane proteins with Ca(2+)-dependent Cl(-) channel function. By replacing the carboxy-terminus of TMEM16A with the equivalent region of TMEM16B, we obtained channels with potentiation of channel activity. Progressive shortening of the chimeric region restricted the "activating domain" to a short sequence close to the last transmembrane domain and led to TMEM16A channels with high activity at very low intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations. To elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying this effect, we carried out experiments based on double chimeras, Forster resonance energy transfer, and intermolecular cross-linking...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928505/collagen-a-network-for-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
K M Pawelec, S M Best, R E Cameron
The basic building block of the extra-cellular matrix in native tissue is collagen. As a structural protein, collagen has an inherent biocompatibility making it an ideal material for regenerative medicine. Cellular response, mediated by integrins, is dictated by the structure and chemistry of the collagen fibers. Fiber formation, via fibrillogenesis, can be controlled in vitro by several factors: pH, ionic strength, and collagen structure. After formation, fibers are stabilized via cross-linking. The final bioactivity of collagen scaffolds is a result of both processes...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927626/the-impact-of-tgf-%C3%AE-inhibition-during-acute-exercise-on-achilles-tendon-extracellular-matrix
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Ross M Potter, Richard T Huynh, Brent D Volper, Kathryn A Arthur, Andrew C D'Lugos, Mikkel A Sørensen, S Peter Magnusson, Jared M Dickinson, Taben M Hale, Chad C Carroll
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of TGF-β1 in regulating tendon extracellular matrix (ECM) after acute exercise. Wistar rats exercised (n=15) on a treadmill for four consecutive days (60 min/day) or maintained normal cage activity. After each exercise bout, the peritendinous space of each Achilles tendon was injected with a TGF-β1 receptor inhibitor or sham. Independent of group, tendons injected with inhibitor exhibited ~50% lower Smad 3 (Ser423/425) (p<0.05) and 2.5-fold greater ERK1/2 phosphorylation (p<0...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927058/immunoadjuvant-potential-of-cross-linked-dextran-microspheres-mixed-with-chitosan-nanospheres-encapsulated-with-tetanus-toxoid
#16
Haniyeh Pirouzmand, Bahman Khameneh, Mohsen Tafaghodi
CONTEXT: Nasal mucosa is a desirable route for mucosal vaccine delivery. Mucosal co-administration of chitosan nanoparticles with absorption enhancers such as cross-linked dextran microspheres (CDM, Sephadex(®)) is a promising antigen delivery system. OBJECTIVE: In the current study, the chitosan nanospheres loaded with tetanus toxoid (CHT:TT NPs) was prepared and characterized. The immune responses against tetanus toxoid after nasal administration of CHT:TT NPs alone or mixed with CDM were also determined...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924628/is-it-possible-to-use-biomonitoring-for-the-quantitative-assessment-of-formaldehyde-occupational-exposure
#17
Pieranna Chiarella, Giovanna Tranfo, Daniela Pigini, Damiano Carbonari
The European classification, labeling and packaging classified formaldehyde as human carcinogen Group 1B and mutagen 2, fostering the re-evaluation of the exposure risk in occupational settings. Although formaldehyde exposure is traditionally measured in air, many efforts were made to identify specific exposure biomarkers: urinary formaldehyde, formic acid and DNA damage indicators. Though used in combination, none of these seems satisfactory. The influence of the metabolism on exogenous formaldehyde levels, the exposure to other xenobiotics, the difference in genetic background and metabolism efficiency, misled the relationship between genotoxicity and exposure data...
December 7, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924296/data-in-support-of-covalent-attachment-of-tyrosinase-onto-cyanuric-chloride-crosslinked-magnetic-nanoparticles
#18
Kourosh Abdollahi, Farshad Yazdani, Reza Panahi
Preparation and characterization of cross linked amine-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles as an appropriate support for covalent immobilization on tyrosinase was presented in the study "Covalent immobilization of tyrosinase onto cyanuric chloride crosslinked amine-functionalized superparamagnetic nanoparticles: synthesis and characterization of the recyclable nanobiocatalyst" (Abdollahi et al., 2016 ) [1]. Herein, complementary data regarding X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) to characterize the synthesized magnetic nanoparticles, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to determine the size and morphology of tyrosinase immobilized magnetic nanoparticles (tyrosinase-MNPs) were reported...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923810/durability-of-three-different-types-of-hyaluronic-acid-fillers-in-skin-are-there-differences-among-biphasic-monophasic-monodensified-and-monophasic-polydensified-products
#19
Adilson da Costa, Danilo Guerreiro Zeolo Biccigo, Ellem Tatiani de Souza Weimann, Larissa Mondadori Mercadante, Paulo Roberto Grimaldi Oliveira, Stefânia Bazanelli Prebianchi, Beatrice Martinez Zugaib Abdalla
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid fillers are used for facial rejuvenation and are classified as non-cross-linked or cross-linked (monophasic mono- or polydensified). OBJECTIVES: To histologically assess the intradermal durability of three types of fillers (biphasic, monophasic monodensified, and monophasic polydensified), to compare the durability of the products over 6 months, and to evaluate the structural changes after application. METHODS: In all, 25 volunteers received injections of three different fillers in the dermis of the right lumbar region (in one line), and equal amounts of the fillers were injected into three different sites (in the same column), yielding nine points of application in each patient...
December 6, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921316/light-triggered-assembly-of-gold-nanoparticles-for-photothermal-therapy-and-photoacoustic-imaging-of-tumors-in-vivo
#20
Xiaju Cheng, Rui Sun, Ling Yin, Zhifang Chai, Haibin Shi, Mingyuan Gao
Photocross-linkable Au nanoparticles are prepared through surface decoration of photolabile diazirine moieties. Both in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that the light-triggered cross-linking can dramatically shift the surface plasmon resonance of Au nanoparticles to near-infrared regions, which in consequence remarkably enhances their efficacy for photothermal therapy and photoacoustic imaging of tumors in vivo.
December 6, 2016: Advanced Materials
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