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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646521/enhancing-perovskite-electrocatalysis-of-solid-oxide-cells-through-controlled-growth-of-nanoparticles
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Bin Hua, Meng Li, Yi-Fei Sun, Jian-Hui Li, Jing-Li Luo
Perovskite oxides have received a great deal of attentions as promising electrodes in both solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOECs) because of their reasonable reactivity, impurity tolerance, tunable property, etc. Particular explorations are still required for advancing the perovskite electrodes, which normally suffer from slow kinetics in electrocatalysis. In the past decades, several experimental studies have developed new classes of perovskites with advanced characteristics and electrode kinetics at technical levels...
June 24, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646247/sucrose-octaacetate-chemical-kinetics-and-shelf-lives-at-various-formulation-phs
#2
Shalini Gaddam, William C Stagner
Developing pediatric friendly dosage forms is a high priority worldwide. Sucrose octaacetate (SOA) has been recommended for use as a surrogate for bitter tasting active pharmaceutical ingredients. Even though SOA has found a number of human use applications and has been employed for decades, there are no rigorous chemical kinetic studies reported. A recently reported SOA stability-indicating method was used to perform SOA chemical kinetic and stability studies. As part of the chemical kinetic study, reaction order, activation energies, extrapolated rate constants, pH-rate profiles at 4 and 25°C, and estimated shelf lives at 4 and 25°C at different buffer pHs are provided...
June 23, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645809/enhanced-in-vivo-retention-of-low-dose-bmp-2-via-heparin-microparticle-delivery-does-not-accelerate-bone-healing-in-a-critically-sized-femoral-defect
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Marian H Hettiaratchi, Tel Rouse, Catherine Chou, Laxminarayanan Krishnan, Hazel Y Stevens, Mon-Tzu A Li, Todd C McDevitt, Robert E Guldberg
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is an osteoinductive growth factor used clinically to induce bone regeneration and fusion. Some complications associated with BMP-2 treatment have been attributed to rapid release of BMP-2 from conventional collagen scaffolds, motivating the development of tunable sustained-release strategies. We incorporated BMP-2-binding heparin microparticles (HMPs) into a hydrogel scaffold to improve spatiotemporal control of BMP-2 delivery to large bone defects. HMPs pre-loaded with BMP-2 were mixed into alginate hydrogels and compared to hydrogels containing BMP-2 alone...
June 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645580/chemostat-studies-of-bacteriophage-m13-infected-escherichia-coli-jm109-for-continuous-ssdna-production
#4
Benjamin Kick, Karl Lorenz Behler, Timm Steffen Severin, Dirk Weuster-Botz
Steady state studies in a chemostat enable the control of microbial growth rate at defined reaction conditions. The effects of bacteriophage M13 infection on maximum growth rate of Escherichia coli JM109 were studied in parallel operated chemostats on a milliliter-scale to analyze the steady state kinetics of phage production. The bacteriophage infection led to a decrease in maximum specific growth rate of 15 % from 0.74 h(-1) to 0.63 h(-1). Under steady state conditions, a constant cell specific ssDNA formation rate of 0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645455/kinematic-chain-reactions-on-trunk-and-dynamic-postural-steadiness-in-subjects-with-recurrent-low-back-pain
#5
Paul S Sung, Michael J Maxwell
Although subjects with recurrent low back pain (LBP) demonstrate altered trunk control, the kinematic and kinetic responses of the trunk have not been carefully investigated. This study was conducted to compare the standing time, spine range of motion (ROM), and dynamic postural steadiness index (DPSI) based on visual condition between subjects with and without recurrent LBP during upright one leg standing. Sixty-three individuals participated in the study, including 34 control subjects and 29 subjects with recurrent LBP...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645030/uptake-and-tissue-distributions-of-cadmium-selenium-and-zinc-in-striped-marsh-frog-tadpoles-exposed-during-early-post-embryonic-development
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Chantal M Lanctôt, Tom Cresswell, Steven D Melvin
Metals and metalloids released through anthropogenic activities can accumulate in aquatic organisms, resulting in adverse effects in sensitive species. We investigated the influence of feeding regime and exposure complexity (i.e., mixture) on bioaccumulation kinetics and body distribution of common metal(loid) pollutants in Limnodynastes peronii during early post-embryonic development. Tadpoles were exposed to radiolabelled (109)Cd, (75)Se and (65)Zn alone and in a mixture for 4 days, followed by 3 days depuration in clean water...
June 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644493/photoelectrochemical-devices-for-solar-water-splitting-materials-and-challenges
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Chaoran Jiang, Savio J A Moniz, Aiqin Wang, Tao Zhang, Junwang Tang
It is widely accepted within the community that to achieve a sustainable society with an energy mix primarily based on solar energy we need an efficient strategy to convert and store sunlight into chemical fuels. A photoelectrochemical (PEC) device would therefore play a key role in offering the possibility of carbon-neutral solar fuel production through artificial photosynthesis. The past five years have seen a surge in the development of promising semiconductor materials. In addition, low-cost earth-abundant co-catalysts are ubiquitous in their employment in water splitting cells due to the sluggish kinetics of the oxygen evolution reaction (OER)...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644469/cooperative-polymerization-of-%C3%AE-helices-induced-by-macromolecular-architecture
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Ryan Baumgartner, Hailin Fu, Ziyuan Song, Yao Lin, Jianjun Cheng
Catalysis observed in enzymatic processes and protein polymerizations often relies on the use of supramolecular interactions and the organization of functional elements in order to gain control over the spatial and temporal elements of fundamental cellular processes. Harnessing these cooperative interactions to catalyse reactions in synthetic systems, however, remains challenging due to the difficulty in creating structurally controlled macromolecules. Here, we report a polypeptide-based macromolecule with spatially organized α-helices that can catalyse its own formation...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644010/atomic-layer-deposition-of-indium-gallium-oxide-thin-film-for-thin-film-transistor-applications
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Jiazhen Sheng, Eun Jung Park, Bonggeun Shong, Jin-Seong Park
Indium gallium oxide (IGO) thin films were deposited via atomic layer deposition (ALD) using [1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)silanaminato]indium (InCA-1) and trimethylgallium (TMGa) as indium and gallium precursors, respectively, and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as the reactant. In order to clearly understand the mechanism of multicomponent ALD growth of oxide semiconductor materials, several variations in the precursor-reactant deposition cycles were evaluated. Gallium could be doped into oxide film at 200°C when accompanied by an InCA-1 pulse, and no growth of gallium oxide was observed without the simultaneous deposition of indium oxide...
June 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643556/catalytic-oxidation-of-toluene-comparative-study-over-powder-and-monolithic-manganese-nickel-mixed-oxide-catalysts
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Marina Duplančić, Vesna Tomašić, Zoran Gomzi
This paper is focused on development of the metal monolithic structure for total oxidation of toluene at low temperature. The well adhered catalyst, based on the mixed oxides of manganese and nickel, is washcoated on the Al/Al2O3 plates as metallic support. The influence of different reaction variables on the catalytic performance in the toluene oxidation is investigated. For the comparison purposes results observed for the manganese-nickel mixed oxide supported on the metallic monolith are compared with those obtained using powder type of the same catalyst...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643429/advances-and-challenges-in-metal-sulfides-selenides-for-next-generation-rechargeable-sodium-ion-batteries
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REVIEW
Zhe Hu, Qiannan Liu, Shu-Lei Chou, Shi-Xue Dou
Rechargeable sodium-ion batteries (SIBs), as the most promising alternative to commercial lithium-ion batteries, have received tremendous attention during the last decade. Among all the anode materials for SIBs, metal sulfides/selenides (MXs) have shown inspiring results because of their versatile material species and high theoretical capacity. They suffer from large volume expansion, however, which leads to bad cycling performance. Thus, methods such as carbon modification, nanosize design, electrolyte optimization, and cut-off voltage control are used to obtain enhanced performance...
June 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642780/rrp42-a-subunit-of-exosome-plays-an-important-role-in-female-gametophytes-development-and-mesophyll-cell-morphogenesis-in-arabidopsis
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Xiaoyuan Yan, Zongyun Yan, Yuzhen Han
The exosome complex plays a central and essential role in RNA metabolism. However, current research on functions of exosome subunit in plants is limited. Here, we used an egg cell-specific promoter-controlled CRISPR/Cas9 system to knock out RRP42 which encodes a core subunit of the Arabidopsis exosome and presented evidence that RRP42 is essential for the development of female gametophytes. Next, we designed three different amiRNAs targeting RRP42. The rrp42 knock-down mutants mainly displayed variegated and serrated leaves, especially in cauline leaves...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642681/%C3%AE-1-containing-gaba-a-receptors-cluster-at-synapses-where-they-mediate-slower-synaptic-currents-than-%C3%AE-2-containing-gaba-a-receptors
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Christine L Dixon, Pankaj Sah, Angelo Keramidas, Joseph W Lynch, Nela Durisic
GABA-A receptors (GABAARs) are pentameric ligand-gated ion channels that are assembled mainly from α (α1-6), β (β1-3) and γ (γ1-3) subunits. Although GABAARs containing γ2L subunits mediate most of the inhibitory neurotransmission in the brain, significant expression of γ1 subunits is seen in the amygdala, pallidum and substantia nigra. However, the location and function of γ1-containing GABAARs in these regions remains unclear. In "artificial" synapses, where the subunit composition of postsynaptic receptors is specifically controlled, γ1 incorporation slows the synaptic current decay rate without affecting channel deactivation, suggesting that γ1-containing receptors are not clustered and therefore activated by diffuse neurotransmitter...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641812/continuum-based-models-and-concepts-for-the-transport-of-nanoparticles-in-saturated-porous-media-a-state-of-the-science-review
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REVIEW
Peyman Babakhani, Jonathan Bridge, Ruey-An Doong, Tanapon Phenrat
Environmental applications of nanoparticles (NP) increasingly result in widespread NP distribution within porous media where they are subject to various concurrent transport mechanisms including irreversible deposition, attachment/detachment (equilibrium or kinetic), agglomeration, physical straining, site-blocking, ripening, and size exclusion. Fundamental research in NP transport is typically conducted at small scale, and theoretical mechanistic modeling of particle transport in porous media faces challenges when considering the simultaneous effects of transport mechanisms...
June 7, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640935/additive-effect-of-radiosensitization-by-2-deoxy-d-glucose-delays-dna-repair-kinetics-and-suppresses-cell-proliferation-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mayumi Kawata, Kazuhiro Ogi, Koyo Nishiyama, Sho Miyamoto, Takafumi Nakagaki, Makoto Shimanishi, Akihiro Miyazaki, Hiroyoshi Hiratsuka
BACKGROUND: It has well known that, compared to normal cells, tumor cells have a different manner of energy metabolism, which influences the sensitivity of radiotherapy (RT). However, whether inhibition of glycolysis enhances the efficacy of radiotherapy is a matter of debate in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The aim of this study was to characterize whether the combination of radiotherapy with the glucose inhibitor 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) affected DNA repair kinetics. METHODS: To compare the synergistic effect of 2-DG, we examined the cell survival after treatment with radiation, 2-DG and a combination of the two in 5 OSCC cell lines and one lip fibroblast cell line, determined using clonogenic survival assay...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640753/mechanism-of-antihypertensive-effect-of-mucuna-pruriens-l-seed-extract-and-its-isolated-compounds
#16
Mohammad Yaseen Khan, Vimal Kumar
Background In the search of safe and effective lead molecules from natural sources, Mucuna pruriens (MP) L. (Fabaceae) seeds were utilized for exploring the antihypertensive potential. Traditionally, it is used as diuretic and hypotensive. Methods Bioassay-guided fractions were utilized for the isolation of active compounds by column chromatography. IC50 value, enzyme kinetics and inhibition mechanism were determined. In vivo time and dose-dependent hypotensive study followed by changes in mean arterial pressure (MAP) induced by angiotensin I (3 nmol/kg), angiotensin II (3 nmol/kg), and bradykinin (10 nmol/kg) in anesthetized rats was done...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640637/designing-transmitter-ligands-that-mediate-energy-transfer-between-semiconductor-nanocrystals-and-molecules
#17
Zhiyuan Huang, Ming Lee Tang
Molecular control of energy transfer is an attractive proposition because it allows chemists to synthetically tweak various kinetic and thermodynamic factors. In this Perspective, we examine energy transfer between semiconductor nano-crystals (NCs) and π-conjugated molecules, focusing on the transmitter ligand at the organic-inorganic interface. Efficient transfer of triplet excitons across this interface allows photons to be directed for effective use of the entire solar spectrum. For example, a photon upconversion system composed of semiconductor NCs as sensitizers, bound organic ligands as transmitters, and molecular annihilators has the advantage of large, tunable absorption cross-sections across the visible and near infrared wavelengths...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640596/drug-target-kinetics-in-drug-discovery
#18
Peter J Tonge
The development of therapies for the treatment of neurological cancer faces a number of major challenges including the synthesis of small molecule agents that can penetrate the blood brain barrier (BBB). Given the likelihood that in many cases drug exposure will be lower in the CNS than in systemic circulation, it follows that strategies should be employed that can sustain target engagement at low drug concentration. Time dependent target occupancy is a function of both the drug and target concentration as well as the thermodynamic and kinetic parameters that describe the binding reaction coordinate, and sustained target occupancy can be achieved through structural modifications that increase target (re)binding and/or that decrease the rate of drug dissociation...
June 22, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640590/chlorin-e6-functionalized-theranostic-multistage-nanovectors-transported-by-stem-cells-for-effective-photodynamic-therapy
#19
Simo Näkki, Jonathan Martinez, Michael Evangelopoulos, Wujun Xu, Vesa-Pekka Lehto, Ennio Tasciotti
Approaches to achieve site-specific and targeted delivery that provide an effective solution to reduce negative, off target side-effects are urgently needed for cancer therapy. Here, we utilized a Trojan horse-like strategy to carry photosensitizer Chlorin e6 conjugated porous silicon multistage nanovectors with tumor homing mesenchymal stem cells for targeted photodynamic therapy and diagnosis. The inherent versatility of multistage nanovectors permitted the conjugation of photosensitizers to enable precise cell death induction (60%) upon photodynamic therapy, while simultaneously retaining the loading capacity to load various payloads, such as antitumor drugs and diagnostic nanoparticles...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640580/a-bio-inspired-alginate-gum-arabic-hydrogel-with-micro-nano-scale-structures-for-controlled-drug-release-in-chronic-wound-healing
#20
Mi Li, Haichang Li, Xiangguang Li, Hua Zhu, Zihui Xu, Lianqing Liu, Jianjie Ma, Mingjun Zhang
Bio-polymeric hydrogels have drawn increasingly research interests in biomaterials due to its tunable physical and chemical properties for both creating bioactive cellular micro-environment and serving as sustainable therapeutic reagents. Inspired by a naturally occurring hydrogel secreted from the carnivorous Sundew plant for trapping insects, here we have developed a bio-inspired hydrogel to deliver mitsugumin53 (MG53), an important protein in cell membrane repair, for chronic wound healing. Both chemical compositions and micro/nano morphological properties inherent from the natural Sundew hydrogel were mimicked using sodium alginate and gum arabic with calcium ion-mediated cross-linking...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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