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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335369/effect-of-nano-sio%C3%A2-on-the-hydration-and-microstructure-of-portland-cement
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Liguo Wang, Dapeng Zheng, Shupeng Zhang, Hongzhi Cui, Dongxu Li
This paper systematically studied the modification of cement-based materials by nano-SiO₂ particles with an average diameter of about 20 nm. In order to obtain the effect of nano-SiO₂ particles on the mechanical properties, hydration, and pore structure of cement-based materials, adding 1%, 3%, and 5% content of nano-SiO₂ in cement paste, respectively. The results showed that the reaction of nano-SiO₂ particles with Ca(OH)₂ (crystal powder) started within 1 h, and formed C-S-H gel. The reaction speed was faster after aging for three days...
December 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335215/rapamycin-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-as-a-new-tool-to-deliver-mtor-inhibitors-formulation-and-in-vitro-characterization
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Alice Polchi, Alessandro Magini, Jarosław Mazuryk, Brunella Tancini, Jacek Gapiński, Adam Patkowski, Stefano Giovagnoli, Carla Emiliani
Recently, the use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, in particular rapamycin (Rp), has been suggested to improve the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. However, as Rp is a strong immunosuppressant, specific delivery to the brain has been postulated to avoid systemic exposure. In this work, we fabricated new Rp loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (Rp-SLN) stabilized with polysorbate 80 (PS80), comparing two different methods and lipids. The formulations were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS), cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and particle tracking...
May 9, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334689/design-characterization-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-linalool-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-as-potent-tool-in-cancer-therapy
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Boris Rodenak-Kladniew, German A Islan, Margarita G de Bravo, Nelson Durán, Guillermo R Castro
Linalool (LN) is a monoterpene found in essential oils of plants and herbs that produces multiple effects on the mevalonate pathway and interesting antiproliferative activity in cancer cells. However, due to its poor aqueous solubility, an efficient vehicle is needed to improve its administration and bioavailability in physiological media. LN encapsulation in solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) with different compositions was explored and in vitro tested in two cancer cell lines. SLN of myristyl myristate (MM), cetyl esters (SS) and cetyl palmitate (CP) were prepared by sonication in the presence of Pluronic(®)F68 as surfactant...
March 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333004/obituary-and-tribute-to-john-jack-francis-fowler-phd-dsc-1925-2016
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Paul M Harari, Mark A Ritter, Albert J van der Kogel
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April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332670/high-temperature-structural-phase-transition-coupled-with-dielectric-switching-in-an-organic-inorganic-hybrid-crystal-nh3-ch2-2br-3cdbr5
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Hai-Peng Chen, Zhong-Xia Wang, Cheng Chen, Yang Lu, Zi Yin, Xiao-Fen Sun, Da-Wei Fu
Molecular bistable switches (electrical switches "ON" and "OFF") represent a class of highly desirable intelligent materials due to their sensitive switchable responses, simple and environmentally friendly processing, light weight, and mechanical flexibility. In particular, these switches above room temperature with potential practical application are rarely reported. In this work, a new zigzag chained organic-inorganic hybrid compound [NH3(CH2)2Br]3CdBr5 (1), which displays rapidly sensitive dielectric switching reversibility and remarkable switching antifatigue, has been successfully synthesized...
March 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332014/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-techniques-for-treatment-response-evaluation-in-patients-with-high-grade-glioma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bart R J van Dijken, Peter Jan van Laar, Gea A Holtman, Anouk van der Hoorn
OBJECTIVE: Treatment response assessment in high-grade gliomas uses contrast enhanced T1-weighted MRI, but is unreliable. Novel advanced MRI techniques have been studied, but the accuracy is not well known. Therefore, we performed a systematic meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic accuracy of anatomical and advanced MRI for treatment response in high-grade gliomas. METHODS: Databases were searched systematically. Study selection and data extraction were done by two authors independently...
March 22, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331311/a-potential-in-situ-gel-formulation-loaded-with-novel-fabricated-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-for-enhancing-and-sustaining-the-ophthalmic-delivery-of-ketoconazole
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Tarek Abdelnapy Ahmed, Bader M Aljaeid
Oral ketoconazole therapy is commonly associated with serious hepatotoxicity. Improving ocular drug delivery could be sufficient to treat eye fungal infections. The purpose of this study was to develop optimized ketoconazole poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles (NPs) with subsequent loading into in situ gel (ISG) formulation for ophthalmic drug delivery. Three formulation factors were optimized for their effect on particle size (Y1) and entrapment efficiency (Y2) utilizing central composite experimental design...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328096/activation-of-nod-1-jnk-il-8-signal-axis-in-decidual-stromal-cells-facilitates-trophoblast-invasion
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Byung Jun Ryu, Jae Won Han, Ryang Hee Kim, Sohyun Yun, Tae Hyun Kim, Sung Eun Hur, Chul Jung Kim, Sung Ki Lee
Decidual stromal cells (DSCs) are known to regulate trophoblast invasion via unveiled mechanism yet. And nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 1 (NOD1) may influence on this DSC-trophoblast interaction. We investigated the mechanism underlying the DSC-mediated regulation of trophoblast invasion and the effect of NOD1 on their cross talk. Using human primary DSCs, BeWo cell invasion was measured. Cytokine secretion and MAP kinase signaling were examined in DSCs following treatment with NOD1 agonist, Tri-DAP...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327466/regional-deep-hyperthermia-impact-of-observer-variability-in-ct-based-manual-tissue-segmentation-on-a-simulated-temperature-distribution
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Bassim Aklan, Josefin Hartmann, Diana Zink, Hadi Siavooshhaghighi, Ricarda Merten, Florian Putz, Oliver Ott, Rainer Fietkau, Christoph Bert
The aim of this study was to systematically investigate the influence of inter- and intra-observer segmentation variation of tumor and organs at risk on the simulated temperature coverage of the target. CT scans of six patients with tumors in the pelvic region acquired for radiotherapy treatment planning were used for the hyperthermia treatment planning. To study the effect of inter-observer variation, three observers manually segmented in the CT images of each patient the following structures: fat, muscle, bone and bladder...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326611/mechanical-characterization-of-curly-hair-influence-of-the-use-of-nonconventional-hair-straightening-treatments
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M G A Leite, P M B G Maia Campos
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Hair straighteners are very popular around the world, although they can cause great damage to the hair. Thus, the characterization of the mechanical properties of curly hair using advanced techniques is very important to clarify how hair straighteners act on hair fibers and to contribute to the development of effective products. On this basis, we chose two nonconventional hair straighteners (formaldehyde and glyoxylic acid) to investigate how hair straightening treatments affect the mechanical properties of curly hair...
March 21, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325334/citric-acid-crosslinked-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-carboxymethylcellulose-hydrogel-films-for-controlled-delivery-of-poorly-soluble-drugs
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Vishwajeet Sampatrao Ghorpade, Adhikrao Vyankatrao Yadav, Remeth Jacky Dias
Citric acid crosslinked β-cyclodextrin-carboxymethylcellulose (βCD-CMC) hydrogel films were prepared by esterification-crosslinking method for the controlled release of ketoconazole (model drug). The hydrogel films were evaluated for active βCD content, carboxyl content, swelling ratio, drug loading and release, and hemolytic activity. The structural characterization was carried out using solid state (13)C NMR, ATR-FTIR, TGA and DSC analysis. The βCD-CMC hydrogel films showed increase in active βCD content swelling ratio and drug loading with increase in the concentration of βCD in the feed...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325108/relationship-between-water-structure-and-properties-of-poly-methyl-methacrylate-b-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-by-solid-state-nmr
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Akira Mochizuki, Yuko Miwa, Riko Miyoshi, Takahiro Namiki
We previously reported that the platelet compatibility of methyl methacrylate (MMA)-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) diblock copolymers is related to the characteristic water structure in the copolymer, as the copolymer has an excess amount of nonfreezing water when compared with that estimated from the amounts of water in HEMA and MMA homopolymers. Thus, in this study, the relationship between water structure and polymer structure, including the heterogeneity and mobility of the copolymer, was investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324320/tailoring-the-properties-of-mpeg-plla-nanoparticles-for-better-encapsulation-and-tuned-release-of-the-hydrophilic-anticancer-drug
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Sachin S Surwase, Neha M Munot, Bhaskar B Idage, Susheela B Idage
Gemcitabine is used as a first-line drug for treating many solid tumours. However, it suffers from a major drawback of strong side effects and short plasma half-life because of degradation by enzyme when administered intravenously. Polyesters and copolyesters are the most widely used and preferred class of biodegradable polymer. In the present work, efforts have been made to prepare poly(ethylene glycol) monomethoxy ether-poly(L-lactide) (mPEG-PLLA), a biodegradable amphiphilic copolymer with a view to improve the entrapment and tuned release of hydrophilic drug gemcitabine...
March 21, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322958/synthesis-characterization-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-biguanidinylated-chitosan-g-poly-r-3-hydroxybutyrate
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Hend E Salama, Gamal R Saad, Magdy W Sabaa
Chitosan biguanidine hydrochloride (ChG) and low molecular weight poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB) were successfully prepared to overcome the solubility problem of chitosan and PHB and also to enhance antimicrobial activity of chitosan. The graft copolymers based on ChG and PHB (ChG-grafted PHB) were then prepared via condensation reaction of the carboxylic groups of PHB with the amino groups of ChG. These graft copolymers swell in water. The prepared graft copolymers were characterized by FTIR, (1)H NMR, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermal analyses (TGA and DSC)...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322942/an-insight-into-the-impact-of-polymers-on-the-hydrate-conversion-of-olanzapine-form-i-in-aqueous-suspensions
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Maria C Paisana, Martin A Wahl, João F Pinto
The potential of PEG, PVP and HPC to inhibit the hydration of olanzapine (OLZ) in aqueous environments was assessed. OLZ Form I (OLZ) suspended in water (A) or in aqueous polymer solutions (2, 0.2, 0.02 and 0.002%) [PEG6,000 (B), PEG40,000 (C), HPC-LF (D) or PVP-K30 (E)]. Filtered samples were analyzed by different techniques (XRPD, FTIR, DSC, (1)H-NMR). OLZ hydration showed to be faster in water than in PEG solutions, regardless of the polymer MW. OLZ in D and E suspensions remained anhydrous at concentrations of 2-0...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322162/arginine-complexes-with-simvastatin-apparent-solubility-in-vitro-dissolution-and-solid-state-characterization
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Mmr Meor Mohd Affandi, Minaketan Tripathy, Aba Majeed
Categorized as a Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) Class II drugs, statin exhibit low aqueous solubility and bioavailability thus presenting an obstacle and great challenge to formulation researchers. This paper describes a de novo approach to enhance the aqueous solubility of one of the most commonly prescribed statins i.e. simvastatin (SMV) by forming a complex (SMV-ARG) with cosolute arginine (ARG). The complex has been characterized for its apparent solubility and in vitro dissolution. The solid state characterization has been carried out using Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) Spectroscopy, Elemental Analysis, X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRD), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) analysis, Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)...
March 20, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319841/mesoporous-magnesium-oxide-nanoparticles-derived-via-complexation-combustion-for-enhanced-performance-in-carbon-dioxide-capture
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Vishwanath Hiremath, Raghavendra Shavi, Jeong Gil Seo
Magnesium oxide (MgO) is a promising candidate for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture at high temperature applicable to pre-combustion capture in an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) scheme. In this work, mesoporous MgO nanoparticles were synthesized via simple complexation-combustion method by using glycine (G) and urea (U) as fuels (F). The obtained sorbents were thoroughly characterized in terms of the crystalline structure, morphology, nature of the fuel, F/O ratio, and their consequent effects on CO2 sorption...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319816/dna-polyplexes-with-dendritic-glycopolymer-entrapped-gold-nanoparticles
#18
Jens Rumschöttel, Sabine Kosmella, Claudia Prietzel, Dietmar Appelhans, Joachim Koetz
Polyplexes, composed of Salmon DNA and very small gold nanoparticles embedded into a dendritic glycopolymer architecture of sugar-modified poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI-Mal) with a molar mass of about 25,000g/mol, were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta potential measurements, micro differential scanning calorimetry (μ-DSC) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The PEI-Mal-entrapped gold nanoparticles of about 2nm in diameter influence the polyplex formation of the hyperbranched PEI containing bulky maltose, and in consequence the DNA is more compactized in the inner part of spherical polyplex particles of about 150nm in diameter...
March 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319499/developmental-venous-anomalies-mimicking-neoplasm-on-11c-methionine-pet-and-dsc-perfusion-mri
#19
Julie H Harreld, Mikhail Doubrovin, Elizabeth R Butch, Angela Edwards, Barry Shulkin
Elevated relative cerebral blood volume on perfusion MRI and increased uptake on C-methionine PET can be used to diagnose and guide biopsy of brain tumors but are not specific. We report increased uptake on C-methionine PET associated with 4 developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) in 3 children with brain tumors, which could potentially mimic tumor and misdirect biopsy. Because DVAs are not readily visible on CT, prevention of misdirected biopsy in patients with focally elevated C-methionine uptake and relative cerebral blood volume relies on close correlation with contrast-enhanced anatomic MRI to exclude DVA or other nonneoplastic etiology...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317241/organogels-from-double-chained-vitamin-c-amphiphilic-derivatives
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Pierandrea Lo Nostro, Elia Tempestini, Martina Bucci, Vincenzo Mastromartino, Marianna Gori, Damiano Tanini, Moira Ambrosi, Emiliano Fratini, Antonella Capperucci
We report on the synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of double chained amphiphilic compounds obtained from vitamin C: Di-alkanoyl-5,6-O-ascorbic acid esters, Di-ASCn, with n = 8, 10 and 12. The acetyl-5-dodecanoyl-6-ascorbic acid ester was synthesized and investigated for comparison. These products are quite insoluble in water and in polar solvents, while they form homogeneous dispersions in cyclohexane. By cooling, these dispersions turn into a gel-like phase. DSC, FTIR, and SAXS/WAXS experiments were carried out to investigate the properties of the pure solids and of their liquid dispersions...
March 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
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