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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434115/interaction-of-selected-phenylpropenes-with-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine-membrane-and-their-relevance-to-antibacterial-activity
#1
Riham Gharib, Amal Najjar, Lizette Auezova, Catherine Charcosset, Hélène Greige-Gerges
The effect of structurally closely related phenylpropenes (PPs), estragole, anethole, eugenol, and isoeugenol, on the fluidity of dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl choline (DPPC) liposome membrane was investigated by DSC, Raman, and fluorescence anisotropy of 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene (DPH). Liposomes were prepared by thin-film hydration method at various DPPC:PP molar ratios. The DPH anisotropy measurements of blank and PP-loaded liposomes were performed at 28, 41, and 50 °C, which correspond, respectively, to gel phase, main transition temperature of DPPC, and liquid phase...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433164/characterization-and-application-of-cellulose-acetate-synthesized-from-sugarcane-bagasse
#2
R G Candido, G G Godoy, Adilson R Gonçalves
The synthesis and application of cellulose acetate (CA) from sugarcane bagasse were investigated. Firstly, cellulose was extracted by a sequential treatment with H2SO4 (10% v/v), NaOH (5% w/v), EDTA (0.5% w/V), and H2O2 (5% v/v), and characterized by X-ray diffraction (DRX). After the acetylation of the extracted cellulose, CA was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and thermogravimetry analysis (TGA), and was applied in the membrane production...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433157/enhanced-mechanical-properties-of-chitosan-nanodiamond-composites-by-improving-interphase-using-thermal-oxidation-of-nanodiamond
#3
Zahra Delavar, Akbar Shojaei
Polymer composite films based on chitosan (CS) and nanodimaond (ND) were prepared using solution casting method. ND with variable contents of carboxylic functional group was prepared using thermal oxidation at temperature of 420°C under air atmosphere at various durations of 1.5 and 4.5h. The interfacial interaction between NDs and CS and morphological evolution of CS in presence of NDs were investigated by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433152/biodegradable-blends-of-urea-plasticized-thermoplastic-starch-utps-and-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-pcl-morphological-rheological-thermal-and-mechanical-properties
#4
Ana Carolina Correa, Vitor Brait Carmona, José Alexandre Simão, Luiz Henrique Capparelli Mattoso, José Manoel Marconcini
Biodegradable blends of urea plasticized thermoplastic starch (UTPS) and poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) were prepared in a co-rotating twin screw extruder. The UTPS and PCL content varied in a range of 25wt%. The materials were characterized by capillary rheometry, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), termogravimetry (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and tensile tests. Capillary rheometry showed better interaction between UTPS and PCL at 110°C than at 130°C. SEM showed immiscibility of all blends and good dispersion of UTPS in PCL matrix up to 50wt%...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432954/fully-automatic-left-ventricular-segmentation-from-long-axis-cardiac-cine-mr-scans
#5
Rahil Shahzad, Qian Tao, Oleh Dzyubachyk, Marius Staring, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Rob J van der Geest
With an increasing number of large-scale population-based cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging studies being conducted nowadays, there comes the mammoth task of image annotation and image analysis. Such population-based studies would greatly benefit from automated pipelines, with an efficient CMR image analysis workflow. The purpose of this work is to investigate the feasibility of using a fully-automatic pipeline to segment the left ventricular endocardium and epicardium simultaneously on two orthogonal (vertical and horizontal) long-axis cardiac cine MRI scans...
April 13, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432614/dual-activity-of-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-water-soluble-carriers-on-the-solubility-of-carvedilol
#6
Abdelmoumin Zoghbi, Tianjiao Geng, Bo Wang
Carvedilol (CAR) is a non-selective α and β blocker categorized as class II drug with low water solubility. Several recent studies have investigated ways to overcome this problem. The aim of the present study was to combine two of these methods: the inclusion complex using hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) with solid dispersion using two carriers: Poloxamer 188 (PLX) and Polyvinylpyrrolidone K-30 (PVP) to enhance the solubility, bioavailability, and the stability of CAR. Kneading method was used to prepare CAR-HPβCD inclusion complex (KD)...
April 21, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431966/spray-drying-as-a-reliable-route-to-produce-metastable-carbamazepine-form-iv
#7
Rebecca A Halliwell, Rajni M Bhardwaj, Cameron Brown, Naomi E B Briggs, Jaclyn Dunn, John Robertson, Alison Nordon, Alastair J Florence
Carbamazepine is an active pharmaceutical ingredient used in the treatment of epilepsy that can form at least five polymorphic forms. Metastable form IV was originally discovered from crystallisation with polymer additives however has not been observed from subsequent solvent only crystallisation efforts. This work reports the reproducible formation of phase pure crystalline form IV by spray drying of methanolic carbamazepine solution. Characterisation of the material was carried out using diffraction, SEM and DSC...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430150/synthesis-and-self-assembly-of-shape-amphiphiles-based-on-poss-dendron-conjugates
#8
Yu Shao, Minyuan Ding, Yujie Xu, Fangjia Zhao, Hui Dai, Xia-Ran Miao, Shuguang Yang, Hui Li
Shape has been increasingly recognized as an important factor for self-assembly. In this paper, a series of shape amphiphiles have been built by linking polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and a dendron via linkers of different lengths. Three conjugates of octahedral silsesquioxanes (T₈-POSS) and dendron are designed and synthesized and are referred to as isobutyl T₈-POSS gallic acid derivatives (BPOSS-GAD-1, BPOSS-GAD-2, BPOSS-GAD-3). These samples have been fully characterized by ¹H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry to establish their chemical identity and purity...
April 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430010/prolonged-injectable-formulation-of-nafarelin-using-in-situ-gel-combination-delivery-system
#9
Behnoush Alizadeh, Nika Bahari Javan, Hamid Akbari Javar, Mohammad Reza Khoshayand, Farid Abedin Dorkoosh
The principal purpose of the present study was to prepare and characterize a complex drug delivery system consisting of Nafarelin- poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) nanoparticles (NPs) in combination with sodium alginate/poloxamer 407 in situ gel. Nafarelin loaded PHBV NPs were prepared via double emulsion solvent evaporation technique. Box-Behnken Response Surface Methodology was utilized to optimize NPs. Mean particle size, polydispersity index (PDI), entrapment efficiency (EE) and drug loading (DL) of the optimized NPs were measured...
April 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429932/thermodynamics-of-the-thermal-denaturation-of-acid-molten-globule-state-of-cytochrome-c-indicate-a-reversible-high-temperature-oligomerization-process
#10
Shigeyoshi Nakamura, Tomonori Saotome, Akiko Nakazawa, Masao Fukuda, Yutaka Kuroda, Shun-Ichi Kidokoro
In this study, we performed differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and pressure perturbation calorimetry (PPC) analysis of the thermal transition of cytochrome c from an acidic molten globule (MG) state with the protein concentrations of 0.5-18.2 mg/mL. DSC profiles were highly reversible and showed clear protein-concentration dependence, indicating that reversible oligomerization occurred accompanying the thermal transition from the MG state. The DSC and PPC data required at least a six-state model including three new oligomeric states: dimer (I2), trimer (I3), and tetramer (I4) in addition to the three monomeric states previously characterized...
April 21, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429753/impact-of-surface-active-guanidinium-tetramethylguanidinium-and-cholinium-based-ionic-liquids-on-vibrio-fischeri-cells-and-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine-liposomes
#11
Antti H Rantamäki, Suvi-Katriina Ruokonen, Evangelos Sklavounos, Lasse Kyllönen, Alistair W T King, Susanne K Wiedmer
We investigated the toxicological effect of seven novel cholinium, guanidinium, and tetramethylguanidinium carboxylate ionic liquids (ILs) from an ecotoxicological point of view. The emphasis was on the potential structure-toxicity dependency of these surface-active ILs in aqueous environment. The median effective concentrations (EC50) were defined for each IL using Vibrio (Aliivibrio) fischeri marine bacteria. Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) liposomes were used as biomimetic lipid membranes to study the interactions between the surface-active ILs and the liposomes...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427648/sonochemical-synthesis-characterization-and-effects-of-temperature-power-ultrasound-and-reaction-time-on-the-morphological-properties-of-two-new-nanostructured-mercury-ii-coordination-supramolecule-compounds
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Payam Hayati, Ali Reza Rezvani, Ali Morsali, Daniel Ruiz Molina, Samira Geravand, Salvio Suarez-Garcia, Miguel Angel Moreno Villaecija, S García-Granda, Rafael Mendoza-Meroño, Pascal Retailleau
Two new mercury(II) coordination supramolecular compounds (CSCs) (1D and 0D), [Hg(L)(I)2]n (1) and [Hg2(L')2(SCN)2]·2H2O (2) (L=2-amino-4-methylpyridine and L'=2,6-pyridinedicarboxlic acid), have been synthesized under different experimental conditions. Micrometric crystals (bulk) or nano-sized materials have been obtained depending on using the branch tube method or sonochemical irradiation. All materials have been characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and FT-IR spectroscopy...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425323/enhanced-solubility-of-piperine-using-hydrophilic-carrier-based-potent-solid-dispersion-systems
#13
Thenmozhi Kathavarayan, Young Je Yoo
CONTEXT: Piperine alkaloid, an important constituent of black pepper exhibits numerous therapeutic properties whereas its usage as a drug is limited due to its poor solubility in aqueous medium, which leads to poor bioavailability. OBJECTIVE: Herein a new method has been developed to improve the solubility of this drug based on the development of solid dispersions with improved dissolution rate using hydrophilic carriers such as sorbitol (Sor), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polyvinyl pyrrolidone K30 (PVP) by solvent method...
April 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423951/preparation-characterization-and-dynamical-mechanical-properties-of-dextran-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-dionps
#14
Hatice Kaplan Can, Serap Kavlak, Shahed ParviziKhosroshahi, Ali Güner
Dextran-coated iron oxide nanoparticles (DIONPs) with appropriate surface chemistry exhibit many interesting properties that can be exploited in a variety of biomedical applications such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast enhancement, tissue repair, hyperthermia, drug delivery and in cell separation. This paper reports the experimental detail for preparation, characterization and investigation of thermal and dynamical mechanical characteristics of the dextran-coated Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles. In our work, DIONPs were prepared in a 1:2 ratio of Fe(II) and Fe(III) salt in the HCl solution with NaOH at given temperature...
April 20, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421668/effects-of-stoichiometry-on-the-h2-storage-properties-of-mg-nh2-2-lih-libh4-tri-component-system
#15
Han Wang, Hujun Cao, Claudio Pistidda, Sebastiano Garroni, Guotao Wu, Thomas Klassen, Martin Dorheim, Ping Chen
Hydrogen desorption pathways and storage properties of 2Mg(NH2)2-3LiH-xLiBH4 samples (x = 0, 1, 2 and 4) were investigated systematically by combination of Pressure-Composition-Isotherm (PCI), Differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) and volumetric release methods. Experimental results show that the desorption peak temperatures of 2Mg(NH2)2-3LiH-xLiBH4 samples are ca. 10-15 oC lower compared to that of 2Mg(NH2)2-3LiH. Especially the 2Mg(NH2)2-3LiH-4LiBH4 composite begins to release hydrogen at 90 oC, exhibiting a superior dehydrogenation performance...
April 18, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421215/control-of-supramolecular-nanoassemblies-by-tuning-the-interactions-of-bent-shaped-rod-coil-molecules
#16
Shengnan You, Keli Zhong, Long Yi Jin
Rod-coil molecules 1a, 1b and 2a, 2b, consisting of biphenyl and phenyl units connected by an acetylene bond as the rod segment and oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) as the coil segment, were synthesized and characterized. Molecules 1a and 1b incorporate a butoxy group at the apex of their bent-shaped rigid building blocks, while both 1b and 2b contain a lateral methyl group between the rod and coil segments. The self-assembling behavior of these molecules was investigated using DSC, SAXS, CD, AFM, and TEM in bulk and aqueous solutions...
April 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420285/dry-powders-for-the-inhalation-of-ciprofloxacin-or-levofloxacin-combined-with-a-mucolytic-agent-for-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#17
Yagmur Akdag Cayli, Selma Sahin, Francesca Buttini, Anna Giulia Balducci, Serena Montanari, Imran Vural, Levent Oner
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to design and characterize an inhalable dry powder of ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin combined with the mucolytics acetylcysteine and dornase alfa for the management of pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. METHODS: Ball milling, homogenization in isopropyl alcohol, and spray drying processes were used to prepare dry powders for inhalation. Physico-chemical characteristics of the dry powders were assessed via thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffractometry, and scanning electron microscopy...
April 19, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420213/folate-decorated-nanomicelles-loaded-with-a-potent-curcumin-analogue-for-targeting-retinoblastoma
#18
Hashem Alsaab, Rami M Alzhrani, Prashant Kesharwani, Samaresh Sau, Sai Hs Boddu, Arun K Iyer
The aim of this study was to develop a novel folate receptor-targeted drug delivery system for retinoblastoma cells using a promising anticancer agent, curcumin-difluorinated (CDF), loaded in polymeric micelles. Folic acid was used as a targeting moiety to enhance the targeting and bioavailability of CDF. For this purpose, amphiphilic poly(styrene-co-maleic acid)-conjugated-folic acid (SMA-FA) was synthesized and utilized to improve the aqueous solubility of a highly hydrophobic, but very potent anticancer compound, CDF, and its targeted delivery to folate overexpressing cancers...
April 18, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416399/fabrication-of-semisynthetic-collagenic-materials-for-mere-synergistic-adsorption-a-model-approach-of-determining-dye-allocation-by-systematic-characterization-and-optimization
#19
Mrinmoy Karmakar, Manas Mahapatra, Arnab Dutta, Pijush Kanti Chattopadhyay, Nayan Ranjan Singha
Bovine collagen was functionalized by extensive process modifications for fabricating tanned bovine collagen fibers (TBCFs), as a new semisynthetic macro-, meso- and micro- porous adsorbent, of unprecedented physicochemical properties and excellent industrial waste removal efficiency. Mere or interactive effects were rationally understood, via analyzing monomer-dimer equilibrium, H-/J-aggregate formation, H-bonding, metachromasia, dye-dye complex formation etc., through extensive UV-vis analyses, during removal of acidic, like Acid Brown 369 (AB369), Acid Red 131 (AR131) and Acid Blue 113 (AB113) and basic, like Methylene Blue (MB) dyes...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415541/synthesis-characterization-of-caf2-doped-silicate-glass-ceramics
#20
Madeeha Riaz, Rehana Zia, Ambreen Mirza, Tousif Hussain, Farooq Bashir, Safia Anjum
This paper reports the fabrication and characterization of silicate glass-ceramics doped with (0-12mol%) CaF2. TGA-DSC analysis was carried out to determine the crystallization temperature and stability of glass measured by two glass parameters; Hruby parameter KH=(Tx-Tg)/(TL-Tx) and Weinberg parameter KW=(Tc-Tg)/TL. It was found that with CaF2 doping improved sinterability at low temperature and provided stability to the glass. The XRD pattern exhibits a single phase of combeite and doping of CaF2 cause increase in crystallite size...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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