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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647539/chemical-addressability-of-potato-virus-x-for-its-applications-in-bio-nanotechnology
#1
Duc H T Le, He Hu, Ulrich Commandeur, Nicole F Steinmetz
Potato virus X (PVX), a type member of the plant virus potexvirus group, offers a unique nanotechnology platform based on its high aspect ratio, flexible filamentous shape. The PVX platform has already been engineered and studied for its uses in imaging, drug delivery, and immunotherapies. While genetic engineering procedures are well established for PVX, there is limited information about chemical conjugation strategies for functionalizing PVX, partly due to the lack of structural information of PVX at high resolution...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647242/effect-of-oxide-nanoparticles-on-the-morphology-and-fluidity-of-phospholipid-membranes-and-the-role-of-hydrogen-bonds
#2
Xiaoran Wei, Junchao Yu, Lei Ding, Jingtian Hu, Wei Jiang
Engineered oxide nanoparticles (NPs) are widely applied in insulators, catalyzers, paints, cosmetic products, textiles and semiconductors. Their attachment on cell membrane may lead to cytotoxicity. The effects of Al2O3, Fe2O3, SiO2, TiO2 and ZnO NPs on membrane integrity and fluidity were studied using giant or small unilamellar vesicles in this study. Al2O3 and SiO2 NPs disrupted the oppositely charged membrane, indicating the important role of electrostatic attraction. However, Fe2O3, TiO2 and ZnO NPs did not cause serious membrane disruption as Al2O3 and SiO2 NPs...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646143/a-comparison-between-sphere-and-rod-nanoparticles-regarding-their-in-vivo-biological-behavior-and-pharmacokinetics
#3
Yating Zhao, Yu Wang, Fu Ran, Yu Cui, Chang Liu, Qinfu Zhao, Yikun Gao, Da Wang, Siling Wang
In recent years, spherical nanoparticles has been studied extensively on biomedical applications including bioimaging and biosensing, diagnostics and theranostics, but the effect of the shape of nanoparticles has received little attention. In the present study, we designed three different shaped fluorescent mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), long rod nanoparticles (NLR), short rod nanoparticles (NSR), and spherical nanoparticles (NS) to systematically examine their behavior in vivo after oral administration...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645735/serum-amyloid-a-self-assembles-with-phospholipids-to-form-stable-protein-rich-nanoparticles-with-a-distinct-structure-a-hypothetical-function-of-saa-as-a-molecular-mop-in-immune-response
#4
Nicholas M Frame, Shobini Jayaraman, Donald L Gantz, Olga Gursky
Serum amyloid A (SAA) is an acute-phase protein whose action in innate immunity and lipid homeostasis is unclear. Most circulating SAA binds plasma high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and reroutes lipid transport. In vivo SAA binds existing lipoproteins or generates them de novo upon lipid uptake from cells. We explored the products of SAA-lipid interactions and lipoprotein remodeling in vitro. SAA complexes with palmitoyl-oleoyl phosphocholine (POPC) were analyzed for structure and stability using circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy, electron microscopy, gel electrophoresis and gel filtration...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643695/highly-fluorescent-and-superparamagnetic-nanosystem-for-biomedical-applications
#5
Mariana P Cabrera, Paulo E Cabral Filho, Camila M C M Silva, Rita M Oliveira, Carlos F G C Geraldes, M Margarida C A Castro, Benilde F O Costa, Marta S C Henriques, José A Paixão, Luiz B Carvalho, Beate S Santos, Fernando Hallwass, Adriana Fontes, Giovannia A L Pereira
This work reports on highly fluorescent and superparamagnetic bimodal nanoparticles (BNPs) obtained by a simple and efficient method as probes for fluorescence analysis and/or contrast agents for MRI. These promising BNPs with small dimensions (ca. 17 nm) consist of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) covalently bound with CdTe quantum dots (ca. 3 nm). The chemical structure of the magnetic part of BNPs is predominantly magnetite, with minor goethite and maghemite contributions, as shown by Mössbauer spectroscopy, which is compatible with the x-ray diffraction data...
July 14, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643467/a-core-shell-satellite-structured-fe3-o4-g-c3-n4-ucnps-peg-for-t1-t2-weighted-dual-modal-mri-guided-photodynamic-therapy
#6
Lili Feng, Dan Yang, Fei He, Shili Gai, Chunxia Li, Yunlu Dai, Piaoping Yang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in the specific tumor site plays the key role in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Herein, a multifunctional nanoplatform is designed by absorbing ultrasmall upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) on mesoporous graphitic-phase carbon nitride (g-C3 N4 ) coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanospheres, then further modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG)molecules (abbreviated as Fe3 O4 @g-C3 N4 -UCNPs-PEG). The inert g-C3 N4 layer between Fe3 O4 core and outer UCNPs can substantially depress the quenching effect of Fe3 O4 on the upconversion emission...
June 23, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643318/-experimental-research-of-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-sirna-encapsulated-by-urocanic-acid-coupled-chitosan-on-colon-cancer-cells
#7
Zhong Shen, Kan Xu, Houdong Wang, Guangen Yang, Jieli Pan, Meiya Li, Jianming Qiu, Wenjing Wu, Ying Zhang, Xiufeng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) knockdown by NGAL siRNA encapsulated with urocanic acid-modified chitosan nanoparticles (UAC) on the proliferation, migration and apoptosis of human colon cancer cells. METHODS: NGAL siRNA was encapsulated by UAC and chitosan (CTS) respectively, and then was transfected into human colon cancer cell lines HT29. The NGAL mRNA was detected by real-time quantitative PCR (RT-QPCR). Relationships of NGAL gene silencing with the proliferation, migration and apoptosis of HT29 cell were analyzed...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642952/solventless-mechanochemical-preparation-of-novel-magnetic-bioconjugates
#8
Daily Rodriguez-Padrón, Alain R Puente-Santiago, Alina M Balu, Antonio A Romero, Rafael Luque
A solventless mechanochemical approach was employed to obtain a bioconjugate (BSA-DA-Fe2O3) based on bovine serum albumin (BSA) and dopamine (DA) coated iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles. UV-vis measurements of the obtained material showed a distinctive peak at 280 nm which, together with the presence of N on the surface of the nanomaterial (a band at 400 eV in the XPS spectrum) and zeta potential measurements, confirmed the successful immobilization of the protein. Additionally, the presence of two bands at 1652 and 1545 cm(-1) in the FT-IR spectra of both BSA and BSA-DA-Fe2O3 and steady-state fluorescence analysis validated that the protein preserved its native-like structure after the mechanochemical milling process...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641142/optical-electrical-and-ferromagnetic-studies-of-zno-fe-diluted-magnetic-semiconductor-nanoparticles-for-spintronic-applications
#9
R Elilarassi, G Chandrasekaran
In the present investigation, diluted magnetic semiconductor (Zn1-xFexO) nanoparticles with different doping concentrations (x=0, 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, and 0.08) were successfully synthesized by sol-gel auto-combustion method. The crystal structure, morphology, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of the prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive analysis using x-rays (EDAX), ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer, fluorescence spectroscope (FS), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and broad band dielectric spectrometer (BDS)...
May 31, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639669/plasmon-enhanced-fluorescence-spectroscopy
#10
REVIEW
Jian-Feng Li, Chao-Yu Li, Ricardo F Aroca
Fluorescence spectroscopy with strong emitters is a remarkable tool with ultra-high sensitivity for detection and imaging down to the single-molecule level. Plasmon-enhanced fluorescence (PEF) not only offers enhanced emissions and decreased lifetimes, but also allows an expansion of the field of fluorescence by incorporating weak quantum emitters, avoiding photobleaching and providing the opportunity of imaging with resolutions significantly better than the diffraction limit. It also opens the window to a new class of photostable probes by combining metal nanostructures and quantum emitters...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639652/probing-single-molecule-electron-hole-transfer-dynamics-at-a-molecule-nio-semiconductor-nanocrystalline-interface
#11
Bharat Dhital, Vishal Govind Rao, H Peter Lu
Interfacial charge transfer dynamics in dye-sensitized NiO nanoparticles are being investigated for photocathodes in p-type dye-sensitized solar cells. In the photoreaction, after fast electron transfer from NiO to a molecule, the recombination of the hole in the nanoparticles with the electron in a reduced molecule plays an important role in the charge separation process and solar energy harvesting. Nevertheless, knowledge of the interfacial charge recombination (CR) rate and its mechanism is still limited due to the complex photoinduced electron and hole dynamics and lack of characterization of the inhomogeneity of the dynamics...
June 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639348/cell-specificity-of-magnetic-cell-seeding-approach-to-hydrogel-colonization
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Raminder Singh, Anna Wieser, Supachai Reakasame, Rainer Detsch, Barbara Dietel, Christoph Alexiou, Aldo R Boccaccini, Iwona Cicha
Tissue-engineered scaffolds require an effective colonization with cells. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) can enhance cell adhesion to matrices by magnetic cell seeding. We investigated the possibility of improving cell attachment and growth on different alginate-based hydrogels using fibroblasts and endothelial cells loaded with SPIONs. Hydrogels containing pure alginate (Alg), alginate dialdehyde crosslinked with gelatin (ADA-G) and Alg blended with G or silk fibroin (SF) were prepared...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638373/interactions-between-food-additive-silica-nanoparticles-and-food-matrices
#13
Mi-Ran Go, Song-Hwa Bae, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Jin Yu, Soo-Jin Choi
Nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely utilized in the food industry as additives with their beneficial characteristics, such as improving sensory property and processing suitability, enhancing functional and nutritional values, and extending shelf-life of foods. Silica is used as an anti-caking agent to improve flow property of powered ingredients and as a carrier for flavors or active compounds in food. Along with the rapid development of nanotechnology, the sizes of silica fall into nanoscale, thereby raising concerns about the potential toxicity of nano-sized silica materials...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638087/mesoscopic-multimodal-imaging-provides-new-insight-to-tumor-tissue-evaluation-an-example-of-macrophage-imaging-of-hepatic-tumor-using-organosilica-nanoparticles
#14
Michihiro Nakamura, Koichiro Hayashi, Hitoshi Kubo, Masafumi Harada, Keisuke Izumi, Yoshihiro Tsuruo, Toshinobu Yogo
Multimodal imaging using novel multifunctional nanoparticles provides new approach to biomedical field. Thiol-organosilica nanoparticles containing iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and rhodamine B (thiol OS-MNP/Rho) were applied to multimodal imaging of hepatic tumor of Long-Evans Cinnamon (LEC) rat. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of LEC rats revealed tumors in the liver clearly and semi-quantitatively due to a labeling of macrophages in liver. The fluorescent imaging (FI) showed abnormal fluorescent patterns of the liver at the mesoscopic level that was between macroscopic and microscopic level...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636400/click-biotinylation-of-plga-template-for-biotin-receptor-oriented-delivery-of-doxorubicin-hydrochloride-in-4t1-cell-induced-breast-cancer
#15
Yuvraj Singh, K K Durga Rao Viswanadham, Arun Kumar Jajoriya, Jayagopal Meher, Kavit Raval, Swati Jaiswal, Jayant Dewangan, H K Bora, Srikanta Kumar Rath, Jawahar Lal, Durga Prasad Mishra, Manish Kumar Chourasia
PLGA was functionalized with PEG and biotin using click chemistry to generate a biotin receptor targeted copolymer (Biotinylated-PEG-PLGA) which in turn was used to fabricate ultrafine nanoparticles (BPNP) of doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) for effective delivery in 4T1 cell induced breast cancer. However adequate entrapment of a hydrophilic bioactive like DOX in a hydrophobic polymer system made of PLGA is not usually possible. We therefore modified a conventional W/O/W emulsion method by utilizing ammonium chloride in the external phase to constrain DOX in dissolved polymer phase by supressing its inherent aqueous solubility as per common ion effect...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636112/fluorescent-carbon-nanoparticles-obtained-from-charcoal-via-green-methods-and-their-application-for-sensing-fe-3-in-an-aqueous-medium
#16
Rajesh Patidar, Babulal Rebary, Dhruti A Sanghani, Gopala Ram Bhadu, Parimal Paul
Two green methods (microwave and hydrothermal) were employed for the preparation of water dispersible fluorescent carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) from activated charcoal. Microwave and hydrothermally synthesized carbon nanoparticles, (MW-CNPs) and (HT-CNPs), respectively were characterized by microscopic and spectroscopic techniques. A detailed study of their fluorescence characteristics was made. MW-CNPs and HT-CNPs were tested for metal ion selectivity in aqueous medium. MW-CNPs showed selectivity for Fe(3+) among the tested metal ions and important studies such as for interference, linear range and limit of detection were carried out...
June 21, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636019/wavelength-selective-and-high-contrast-multicolour-fluorescence-photoswitching-in-a-mixture-of-photochromic-nanoparticles
#17
Sanae Ishida, Tuyoshi Fukaminato, Daichi Kitagawa, Seiya Kobatake, Sunnam Kim, Tomonari Ogata, Seiji Kurihara
Herein, we report on wavelength-selective and high-contrast multicolour fluorescence photoswitching between white-, orange-, cyan-, and dark-colours in a mixture of two distinguishable emission-coloured photochromic nanoparticles composed of different pairs of a photoswitching unit and a fluorescence unit.
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635419/multimodal-imaging-gd-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-pittsburgh-compound-b-or-a-nanobody-for-amyloid-plaques-targeting
#18
Jonathan Pansieri, Marie Plissonneau, Nathalie Stransky-Heilkron, Mireille Dumoulin, Laurence Heinrich-Balard, Pascaline Rivory, Jean-François Morfin, Eva Toth, Maria Joao Saraiva, Eric Allémann, Olivier Tillement, Vincent Forge, François Lux, Christel Marquette
AIM: Gadolinium-based nanoparticles were functionalized with either the Pittsburgh compound B or a nanobody (B10AP) in order to create multimodal tools for an early diagnosis of amyloidoses. MATERIALS & METHODS: The ability of the functionalized nanoparticles to target amyloid fibrils made of β-amyloid peptide, amylin or Val30Met-mutated transthyretin formed in vitro or from pathological tissues was investigated by a range of spectroscopic and biophysics techniques including fluorescence microscopy...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635397/induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-by-calcifying-nanoparticles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
#19
Ji-Hua Wu, Yao-Liang Deng, Quan Liu, Jun-Chuan Yu, Yun-Long Liu, Zi-Qi He, Xiao-Feng Guan
Calcifying nanoparticles have been linked to various types of human disease, but how they contribute to disease processes is unclear. Here, we examined whether and how calcifying nanoparticles isolated from patients with kidney stones are cytotoxic to human bladder cancer cells. Calcifying nanoparticles were isolated from midstream urine of patients with renal calcium oxalate stones and examined by electron microscopy. Human bladder cancer cells (EJ cells) were cultured in the presence of calcifying nanoparticles or nanohydroxyapatites for 12 and 72 h and examined for toxicity using the Cell Counting Kit-8, for autophagy using transmission electron microscopy and confocal microscopy, and for apoptosis using fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and flow cytometry...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634884/a-nanosensor-based-on-carbon-dots-for-recovered-fluorescence-detection-clenbuterol-in-pork-samples
#20
Yalan Liu, Qiujun Lu, Xiaojun Hu, Haiyan Wang, Haitao Li, Youyu Zhang, Shouzhuo Yao
Clenbuterol (CLB), a member of β-agonist family, has now been a serious threat to human health due to its illegal usage in the animal feed. In this paper, we designed a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) system consisting of carbon dots (C-dots) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for recovered fluorescence detecting of CLB. In the presence of CLB, CLB molecules can interact with AuNPs via Au-N bonds, preventing the interaction of C-dots and AuNPs, which induced the recover of the fluorescent intensity...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
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