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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340254/response-of-methane-production-via-propionate-oxidation-to-carboxylated-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-in-paddy-soil-enrichments
#1
Jianchao Zhang, Xingxuan Xia, Siliang Li, Wei Ran
Carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-COOH) have become a growing concern in terms of their fate and toxicity in aqueous environments. Methane (CH4) is a major product of organic matter degradation in waterlogged environments. In this study, we determined the effect of MWCNTs-COOH on the production of CH4 from propionate oxidation in paddy soil enrichments. The results showed that the methanogenesis from propionate degradation was accelerated in the presence of MWCNTs-COOH. In addition, the rates of CH4 production and propionate degradation increased with increasing concentrations of MWCNTs-COOH...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340218/synthesis-and-characterization-of-hybrid-core-shell-fe3o4-sio2-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
#2
I V Zelepukin, V O Shipunova, A B Mirkasymov, P I Nikitin, M P Nikitin, S M Deyev
The creation of markers that provide both visual and quantitative information is of considerable importance for the mapping of tissue macrophages and other cells. We synthesized magnetic and magneto-fluorescent nanomarkers for the labeling of cells which can be detected with high sensitivity by the magnetic particle quantification (MPQ) technique. For stabilization under physiological conditions, the markers were coated with a dense silica shell. In this case, the size and zeta-potential of nanoparticles were controlled by a modified Stober reaction...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338201/self-assembly-of-spider-silk-fusion-proteins-comprising-enzymatic-and-fluorescence-activity
#3
Martin Humenik, Madeleine Mohrand, Thomas Scheibel
The recombinant spider silk protein eADF4(C16) was genetically fused either with esterase 2 (EST2) or green fluorescent protein (GFP). The fusions EST-eADF4(C16) and GFP-eADF4(C16) were spectroscopically investigated and showed native structures of EST and GFP. The structural integrity was confirmed by the enzymatic activity of EST and the fluorescence of GFP. The spider silk moiety retained its intrinsically unstructured conformation in solution and the self-assembly into either nanofibrils or nanoparticles could be controlled by the concentration of phosphate...
January 16, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337527/firefly-like-water-splitting-cells-based-on-fret-phenomena-with-ultrahigh-performance-over-12
#4
Yi-Sheng Lai, Fei Pan, Yen Hsun Su
Firefly-like chemiluminescence reaction was utilized in the ZrO2 nanoparticles matrix water splitting cells, where the chlorophyll of Lantana camara was the major photosensitizer to excite electrons to the conduction band of ZrO2. The fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) was induced by Rubrene, a firefly-like chemiluminescence molecule, and Lantana camara chlorophyll combined with 9,10-diphenylanthracene. The ZrO2 nanoparticles film coated by the chlorophyll of Lantana camara and 9,10-diphenylanthracene under chemiluminescence irradiation in 1 M KHCO3 water solution demonstrated the highest photocurrent density (88...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336559/investigation-on-two-forms-of-temperature-sensing-parameters-for-fluorescence-intensity-ratio-thermometry-based-on-thermal-coupled-theory
#5
Mochen Jia, Guofeng Liu, Zhen Sun, Zuoling Fu, Weiguo Xu
Absolute temperature sensitivity (Sa) reflects the precision of sensors that belong to the same mechanism, whereas relative temperature sensitivity (Sr) is used to compare sensors from different mechanisms. For the fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) thermometry based on two thermally coupled energy levels of one rare earth (RE) ion, we define a new ratio as the temperature-sensing parameter that can vary greatly with temperature in some circumstances, which can obtain higher Sa without changing Sr. Further discussion is made on the conditions under which these two forms of temperature-sensing parameters can be used to achieve higher Sa for biomedical temperature sensing...
January 16, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336550/phasor-flim-analysis-to-monitor-intercellular-drug-release-from-a-ph-sensitive-polymeric-nanocarrier
#6
Ting Zhou, Teng Luo, Jun Song, Junle Qu
The design of highly efficient drug carriers, and the development of appropriate techniques to monitor their mechanism of action and therapeutic effect, are both critical for improving chemotherapy. Herein, a polymeric nanoparticle, PAH-Cit/DOX, was synthesized and used as a nano-drug system for the efficient delivery and pH-responsive release of doxorubicin (DOX) into cancer cells. The PAH-Cit/DOX nanoparticles were stable at physiological pH, but effectively released DOX under weakly acidic conditions. The release efficiency was 90...
January 16, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336149/a-molecular-imprinting-based-hybrid-ratiometric-fluorescence-sensor-for-the-visual-determination-of-bovine-hemoglobin
#7
Xiaoyan Wang, Shuangmei Yu, Wen Liu, Longwen Fu, Yunqing Wang, Jinhua Li, Lingxin Chen
We describe a simple and effective strategy to construct molecular imprinting ratiometric fluorescence sensor (MIR sensor) for the visual detection of bovine hemoglobin (BHb) used as a model protein. The sensor was prepared by simply mixing the solution of green and red CdTe quantum dots (QDs), which were embedded in core-shell structured molecularly imprinted polymers and silica nanoparticles, respectively. The resultant hybrid MIR sensor can selectively bind with BHb and thus quench the fluorescence of the green QDs, while the red QDs wrapped with silica is insensitive to BHb with the fluorescence intensity unchanged...
January 16, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335766/magnetofluorescent-nanocomposites-and-quantum-dots-used-for-optimal-application-in-magnetic-fluorescence-linked-immunoassay
#8
H Y Tsai, S Y Li, C Bor Fuh
Magnetofluorescent nanocomposites with optimal magnetic and fluorescent properties were prepared and characterized by combining magnetic nanoparticles (iron oxide@polymethyl methacrylate) with fluorescent nanoparticles (rhodamine 6G@mSiO2). Experimental parameters were optimized to produce nanocomposites with high magnetic susceptibility and fluorescence intensity. The detection of a model biomarker (alpha-fetoprotein) was used to demonstrate the feasibility of applying the magnetofluorescent nanocomposites combined with quantum dots and using magnetic fluorescence-linked immunoassay...
January 15, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335533/fc-modified-exenatide-loaded-nanoparticles-for-oral-delivery-to-improve-hypoglycemic-effects-in-mice
#9
Yanan Shi, Xinfeng Sun, Liping Zhang, Kaoxiang Sun, Keke Li, Youxin Li, Qiang Zhang
To improve the oral efficiency of exenatide, we prepared polyethylene glycol-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PEG-PLGA) NPs modified with Fc (NPs-Fc) for exenatide oral delivery. Exenatide was encapsulated into the NPs by the w/o/w emulsion-solvent evaporation method. The particle size of the NPs-Fc was approximately 30 nm larger than that of the unmodified NPs with polydispersity indices in a narrow range (PDIs; PDI < 0.3) as detected by DLS, and the highest encapsulation efficiency of exenatide in the NPs was greater than 80%...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334310/dendritic-polyglycerol-nanoparticles-show-charge-dependent-bio-distribution-in-early-human-placental-explants-and-reduce-hcg-secretion
#10
Herbert Juch, Liudmila Nikitina, Sabine Reimann, Martin Gauster, Gottfried Dohr, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Denise Hoch, Karin Kornmueller, Rainer Haag
A thorough understanding of nanoparticle bio-distribution at the feto-maternal interface will be a prerequisite for their diagnostic or therapeutic application in women of childbearing age and for teratologic risk assessment. Therefore, the tissue interaction of biocompatible dendritic polyglycerol nanoparticles (dPG-NPs) with first- trimester human placental explants were analyzed and compared to less sophisticated trophoblast-cell based models. First-trimester human placental explants, BeWo cells and primary trophoblast cells from human term placenta were exposed to fluorescence labeled, ∼5 nm dPG-NPs, with differently charged surfaces, at concentrations of 1 µM and 10 nM, for 6 and 24 h...
January 15, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334184/ph-responsive-peg-doxorubicin-encapsulated-aza-bodipy-nanotheranostic-agent-for-imaging-guided-synergistic-cancer-therapy
#11
Dapeng Chen, Qianyun Tang, Jianhua Zou, Xiaoyan Yang, Wei Huang, Qi Zhang, Jinjun Shao, Xiaochen Dong
Synergistic cancer therapy is of great interest for multiple advantages, such as excellent targeting accuracy, low side effects, and enhanced therapeutic efficiency. Herein, a near-infrared photosensitizer aza-BODIPY (AB) with high singlet oxygen quantum yield (ΦΔ = 82%) is designed and synthesized. With Schiff's base obtained from condensation reaction between doxorubicin (DOX) and polyethylene glycol-benzaldehyde (PEG-CHO) as the polymer matrix, aza-BODIPY is encapsulated to afford hydrophilic nanoparticles (DAB NPs)...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333478/a-general-method-for-intracellular-protein-delivery-through-e-tag-protein-engineering-and-arginine-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles
#12
Rubul Mout, Vincent M Rotello
In this protocol, we describe a method for direct cytosolic protein delivery that avoids endosomal entrapment of the delivered proteins. We achieved this by tagging the desired protein with an oligo glutamic acid tag (E-tag), and subsequently using carrier gold nanoparticles to deliver these E-tagged proteins. When E-tagged proteins and nanoparticles were mixed, they formed nanoassemblies, which got fused to cell membrane upon incubation and directly released the E-tagged protein into cell cytosol. We used this method to deliver a wide variety of proteins with different sizes, charges, and functions in various cell lines (Mout et al...
December 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333097/preliminary-study-of-mr-and-fluorescence-dual-mode-imaging-combined-macrophage-targeted-and-superparamagnetic-polymeric-micelles
#13
Wen-Juan Li, Yong Wang, Yulin Liu, Teng Wu, Wen-Li Cai, Xin-Tao Shuai, Guo-Bin Hong
Purpose: To establish small-sized superparamagnetic polymeric micelles for magnetic resonance and fluorescent dual-modal imaging, we investigated the feasibility of MR imaging (MRI) and macrophage-targeted in vitro. Methods: A new class of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) and Nile red-co-loaded mPEG-Lys3-CA4-NR/SPION polymeric micelles was synthesized to label Raw264.7 cells. The physical characteristics of the polymeric micelles were assessed, the T2 relaxation rate was calculated, and the effect of labeling on the cell viability and cytotoxicity was also determined in vitro...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332836/fluorescent-and-colorimetric-dual-mode-aptasensor-for-thrombin-detection-based-on-target-induced-conjunction-of-split-aptamer-fragments
#14
Wenna Duan, Xiuzhong Wang, Haixia Wang, Feng Li
Since the lack of detection diversity of the single-signal readout strategy, it is urgent to develop fast and multisignal assay strategies. A highly selective and sensitive assay method with colorimetric and fluorometric dual signals readouts is presented in this paper. It is based on the principle that the target induced conjunction of split aptamer fragments assembled on the surface of Au nanoparticles (AuNPs). In the presence of targets, the color of solution changed from wine red to blue and can be measured both visual inspection and spectrophotometry because of the aggregation of AuNPs...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332789/mn2-doped-nayf4-yb-er-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-detection-of-uric-acid-based-on-the-fenton-reaction
#15
Yaoyao Zhou, Bo Ling, Hongqi Chen, Lun Wang
A novel fluorescence method for the determination of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and uric acid (UA) was developed. The procedure was based on the hydroxyl radicals (·OH), which effectively quenched the fluorescence of the Mn2+-doped NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs). Based on the property of Mn2+-doped NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles, the Fenton reaction and enzymatic reaction of uric acid, this method could be used for highly sensitive detection of H2O2 and uric acid. Under optimal conditions, we observed that the fluorescence quenching signal showed good linearity with the H2O2 concentration in the range of 3...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332788/turn-on-fluorescent-sensor-for-the-detection-of-glucose-using-manganese-dioxide-phenol-formaldehyde-resin-nanocomposite
#16
Zhong Feng Gao, Asmerom Yohannes Ogbe, Ei Ei Sann, Xudong Wang, Fan Xia
Monitoring blood glucose has attracted considerable attention because diabetes mellitus is a global public health problem. Herein, we reported a turn-on fluorescence detection strategy based on manganese dioxide (MnO2)-phenol formaldehyde resin (PFR) nanocomposite for rapid, sensitive, and selective detection of glucose levels in human blood. In this biosensing system, MnO2 nanoshell on the PFR nanoparticle surfaces serve as a quencher. PFR fluorescence can make a recovery in the presence of H2O2, reducing MnO2 to Mn2+...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331661/effect-of-laf3-ag-fluorescent-nanoparticles-on-photodynamic-efficiency-and-cytotoxicity-of-protoporphyrin-ix-photosensitizer
#17
F Tavakkoli, M Zahedifar, E Sadeghi
LaF3: Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by the co-precipitation method. The produced NPs were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern, scanning electron microscope (SEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The emission spectrum of LaF3:Ag NPs is mostly overlapped with the absorption band of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and their conjugation was confirmed by studying fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from LaF3:Ag donor to protoporphyrin IX acceptor...
January 10, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329703/highly-sensitive-microrna-detection-based-on-bio-bar-code-assay-and-catalytic-hairpin-assembly-two-stage-amplification
#18
Songsong Tang, Yuan Gu, Huiting Lu, Haifeng Dong, Kai Zhang, Wenhao Dai, Xiangdan Meng, Fan Yang, Xueji Zhang
Herein, a highly-sensitive microRNA (miRNA) detection strategy was developed by combining bio-bar-code assay (BBA) with catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA). In the proposed system, two nanoprobes of magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with DNA probes (MNPs-DNA) and gold nanoparticles with numerous barcode DNA (AuNPs-DNA) were designed. In the presence of target miRNA, the MNP-DNA and AuNP-DNA hybridized with target miRNA to form a "sandwich" structure. After "sandwich" structures were separated from the solution by the magnetic field and dehybridized by high temperature, the barcode DNA sequences were released by dissolving AuNPs...
April 3, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328884/evaluation-of-g2-citric-acid-based-dendrimer-as-an-adjuvant-in-veterinary-rabies-vaccine
#19
Vahid Asgary, Alireza Shoari, Majid Afshar Moayad, Mehdi Shafiee Ardestani, Razieh Bigdeli, Leila Ghazizadeh, Mohammad Sadeq Khosravy, Erfan Panahnejad, Alireza Janani, Rouzbeh Bashar, Maliheh Abedi, Reza Ahangari Cohan
For induction of an appropriate immune response, especially in the case of an inactivated vaccine, the use of an adjuvant is crucial. In this study, adjuvanticity effect of G2 dendrimer in veterinary rabies vaccine has been investigated. A nonlinear globular G2 dendrimer comprising citric acid and polyethylene glycol 600 (PEG-600) was synthesized and the toxicity was studied in vitro on the J774A.1 cell line. The adjuvanticity effect of the dendrimer was then investigated on rabies virus in NMRI mice as a model...
January 2018: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328481/ttf1%C3%A2-np-induces-protective-autophagy-during-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-akt-mtor-pathway-and-activating-jnk-in-human-liver-cancer-cells
#20
Xuan Zhang, Meilan Zhang, Bin Xiao, Wenjun Jiao, Silin Zhang, Xuewu Zhang
TTF1‑NP is a flavonoid nanoparticle based on 5,2',4'‑trihydroxy‑6,7,5'‑trimethoxyflavone (TTF1), which is derived from the medicinal plant Sorbaria sorbifolia that grows in the Changbai Mountain. We previously demonstrated antitumor effects of TTF1‑NP in human hepatoma including induction of apoptosis and inhibition of angiogenesis, migration and invasion. Herein, we examined the effects of TTF1‑NP on autophagy and its relationship with apoptosis, and explored potential underlying mechanisms in human hepatoma cell lines...
January 5, 2018: Oncology Reports
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