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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647880/selective-removal-and-preconcentration-of-triclosan-using-a-water-compatible-imprinted-nano-magnetic-chitosan-particles
#1
Yuan Chen, Xin Lei, Rongni Dou, Yuancai Chen, Yongyou Hu, Zhiqi Zhang
A water-compatible magnetic triclosan (TCS) imprinted material (TCS-CTS-Fe(0)-MIPs) was synthesized for selective enrichment and detection of TCS in real complex water samples. The material was synthesized by using chitosan (CTS) as functional monomer, which has rich surface O- and N-containing functional groups. The TCS imprinted CTS was coated on Fe(0) surface and then cross-linked with glutaraldehyde. Scanning electron microscopy suggested that the imprinted material was covered with a layer of imprinted film, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed that the imprinted material had more functional groups (amino and hydroxyl groups) than that of non-imprinted material...
June 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647849/the-clinical-outcomes-of-using-a-new-cross-linked-hyaluronan-gel-in-endoscopic-frontal-sinus-surgery
#2
Teoman Dal, Seçil Bahar
In endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) synechiae formation and ostial stenosis are frequently encountered. This is not uncommon after frontal recess and ostium interventions due to the narrow recess and difficult anatomy of the region. The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the new cross-linked hyaluronan gel-PureRegen(®) Gel Sinus-on wound healing and synechiae prevention in endoscopic frontal sinus surgery. The study consists of two groups of patients who underwent ESS, including frontal sinus surgery...
June 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647813/ghvln4-is-involved-in-cell-elongation-via-regulation-of-actin-organization
#3
Fenni Lv, Mingya Han, Dongdong Ge, Hui Dong, Xiaotong Zhang, Lifeng Li, Peipei Zhang, Zhongqi Zhang, Jing Sun, Kang Liu, Youlu Yuan
GhVLN4 exhibited activity of cross-linking actin filaments into bundles. Overexpression of GhVLN4 increased the abundance of thick actin bundles and resulted in longer cell phenotypes. Actin bundle is a dynamic, higher-order cytoskeleton structure that is essential for cell expansion. Villin is one of the major proteins responsible for crosslinking actin filaments into bundles. However, this kind of actin binding protein has rarely been investigated in cotton. In the present work, a cotton villin gene was molecularly cloned from Upland cotton and denominated as GhVLN4...
June 24, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647571/adsorption-of-p-chlorophenol-on-three-amino-modified-hyper-cross-linked-resins
#4
Xiaomei Wang, Hebing Li, Jianhan Huang
Three amino-modified hyper-cross-linked resins (HCP-M, HCP-E, and HCP-D) were synthesized, and they were evaluated for adsorption of p-chlorophenol from aqueous solution. The results indicated that the uploading amounts of the amino groups on the three resins followed an order of HCP-M<HCP-E<HCP-D, while their Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area had an opposite order. The three resins were efficient for adsorption of p-chlorophenol from aqueous solution and hydrogen bonding was the main driving force for the adsorption...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647524/preparation-and-evaluation-of-bsa-based-hydrosol-nanoparticles-cross-linked-with-genipin-for-oral-administration-of-poorly-water-soluble-curcumin
#5
Narges Shahgholian, Ghadir Rajabzadeh, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
One of the most interesting functions of albumin is the ability to interact with bioactive compounds. This study describes preparation of protein-based nanoparticles (NPs) for the preparation of solid dispersion of curcumin (CN). Fabrication of hydrosol system of dispersed CN in bovine serum albumin (BSA) was approached, followed by cross-linking with glutaraldehyde (Gta). Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to investigate the influence of input factors (pH, CN content and organic phase ratio (r)), on the particle size and CN entrapment efficiency (EE)...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647488/autoreactivity-to-malondialdehyde-modifications-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-linked-to-disease-activity-and-synovial-pathogenesis
#6
Caroline Grönwall, Khaled Amara, Uta Hardt, Akilan Krishnamurthy, Johanna Steen, Marianne Engström, Meng Sun, A Jimmy Ytterberg, Roman A Zubarev, Dagmar Scheel-Toellner, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Lars Klareskog, Anca I Catrina, Vivianne Malmström, Gregg J Silverman
Oxidation-associated malondialdehyde (MDA) modification of proteins can generate immunogenic neo-epitopes that are recognized by autoantibodies. In health, IgM antibodies to MDA-adducts are part of the natural antibody pool, while elevated levels of IgG anti-MDA antibodies are associated with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Yet, in human autoimmune disease IgG anti-MDA responses have not been well characterized and their potential contribution to disease pathogenesis is not known. Here, we investigate MDA-modifications and anti-MDA-modified protein autoreactivity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646756/protein-functionalization-of-zno-nanostructure-exhibits-selective-and-enhanced-toxicity-to-breast-cancer-cells-through-oxidative-stress-based-cell-death-mechanism
#7
Sailendra Mahanta, S Prathap, Deependra Kumar Ban, Subhankar Paul
Zinc oxide nanostructure (ZnONS) was chemically synthesized and functionalized (FZnONSBLA) with a small protein bovine α-lactalbumin (BLA) by chemical cross-linking methods. Both nano-structures were characterized using various techniques such as electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), UV-Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR, photo-luminescence and X-ray diffraction. Electron microscopy and DLS analysis revealed their (ZnONS and FZnONSBLA) average size of 200nm and 450nm, respectively. When cytotoxicity of both the nanostructures were assessed in breast cancer cells MCF-7 and MDAMB231 by MTT assay and PI/Annexin V staining (FACS), FZnONSBLA demonstrated higher cell death than ZnONS primarily due to generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646674/a-multimodal-spatiotemporal-cardiac-motion-atlas-from-mr-and-ultrasound-data
#8
Esther Puyol-Antón, Matthew Sinclair, Bernhard Gerber, Mihaela Silvia Amzulescu, Hélène Langet, Mathieu De Craene, Paul Aljabar, Paolo Piro, Andrew P King
Cardiac motion atlases provide a space of reference in which the motions of a cohort of subjects can be directly compared. Motion atlases can be used to learn descriptors that are linked to different pathologies and which can subsequently be used for diagnosis. To date, all such atlases have been formed and applied using data from the same modality. In this work we propose a framework to build a multimodal cardiac motion atlas from 3D magnetic resonance (MR) and 3D ultrasound (US) data. Such an atlas will benefit from the complementary motion features derived from the two modalities, and furthermore, it could be applied in clinics to detect cardiovascular disease using US data alone...
June 13, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646529/notalgia-paresthetica-factors-associated-with-its-perceived-severity-duration-side-and-localization
#9
Calogero Pagliarello, Giuseppe Fabrizi, Beatrice De Felici, Dahiana Casanova, Claudio Feliciani, Sergio Di Nuzzo
BACKGROUND: Notalgia paresthetica (NP) is a disorder characterized by pruritus localized to the patient's back. Little is known about predictors of severity, duration, side, and localization. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with perceived severity, duration, side, and localization of NP. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, disease severity, duration, side, and localization were compared among the considered variables. Multivariate analysis was used to assess each variable contribution in predicting disease severity and its duration...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646439/alterations-in-contact-lens-fitting-parameters-following-cross-linking-in-keratoconus-patients-of-indian-ethnicity
#10
Kirti Singh, Mainak Bhattacharyya, Ritu Arora, Sonal Dangda, Ankush Mutreja
BACKGROUND: Most studies have either excluded patients using contact lens or not taken their effect while analyzing post-collagen cross-linkage (CXL) changes. This study aims to study impact of CXL on lens fit in both quantitative and qualitative manner. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in CL fit post-CXL and to correlate these changes with alterations in corneal topographic parameters. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective intervention study on 20 keratoconic eyes of 14 patients (age > 18 years), with mean follow-up of 6 months...
June 23, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646016/tshb-mrna-is-linked-to-cholesterol-metabolism-in-adipose-tissue
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José María Moreno-Navarrete, María Moreno, Francisco Ortega, Gemma Xifra, Shangyu Hong, John M Asara, José C E Serrano, Mariona Jové, Pavlos Pissios, Matthias Blüher, Wifredo Ricart, Manuel Portero-Otin, José Manuel Fernández-Real
Subclinical hypothyroidism is known to be associated with increased serum cholesterol. Since thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) exerts an inductor effect on cholesterol biosynthesis, we aimed to investigate the relationship between TSH mRNA and cholesterol metabolism in human adipose tissue (AT). Cross-sectionally, AT TSH-β (TSHB) mRNA was evaluated in 4 independent cohorts in association with serum total and LDL cholesterol, and AT lipidomics. Longitudinally, the effects of statins and of diet and exercise on AT TSHB mRNA were also examined...
June 23, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645630/evolution-of-cyclodextrin-nanosponges
#12
Fabrizio Caldera, Maria Tannous, Roberta Cavalli, Marco Zanetti, Francesco Trotta
Cyclodextrin-based nanosponges (CD-NSs) are insoluble, highly cross-linked 3D network polymers used in several scientific and technological fields, the main area of investigation concerns the pharmaceutical applications, in which CD-NSs have been mostly employed as drug delivery systems. CD-NSs can be generally grouped into four consecutive generations, taking into account their chemical composition and properties. The 1st generation of NSs are plain nanosponges, subdivided into four main types: urethane, carbonate, ester and ether NSs, depending on the chemical nature of the functional group connecting the CD to the cross-linker...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645378/preparation-of-stable-nitrogen-mustard-dna-interstrand-cross-link-analogs-for-biochemical-and-cell-biological-studies
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Alejandra Castaño, Upasana Roy, Orlando D Schärer
Nitrogen mustards (NMs) react with two bases on opposite strands of a DNA duplex to form a covalent linkage, yielding adducts called DNA interstrand cross-links (ICLs). This prevents helix unwinding, blocking essential processes such as replication and transcription. Accumulation of ICLs causes cell death in rapidly dividing cells, especially cancer cells, making ICL-forming agents like NMs valuable in chemotherapy. However, the repair of ICLs can contribute to chemoresistance through a number of pathways that remain poorly understood...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645224/a-symphony-of-cyclases-specificity-in-diguanylate-cyclase-signaling
#14
Kurt M Dahlstrom, George A O'Toole
Cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) is a near universal signaling molecule produced by diguanylate cyclases that can direct a variety of bacterial behaviors. A major area of research over the last several years has been aimed at understanding how a cell with dozens of diguanylate cyclases can deploy a given subset of them to produce a desired phenotypic outcome without undesired cross talk between c-di-GMP-dependent systems. Several models have been put forward to address this question, including specificity of cyclase activation, tuned binding constants of effector proteins, and physical interaction between cyclases and effectors...
June 23, 2017: Annual Review of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645040/longitudinal-effects-of-religious-involvement-on-religious-coping-and-health-behaviors-in-a-national-sample-of-african-americans
#15
Cheryl L Holt, David L Roth, Jin Huang, Crystal L Park, Eddie M Clark
Many studies have examined associations between religious involvement and health, linking various dimensions of religion with a range of physical health outcomes and often hypothesizing influences on health behaviors. However, far fewer studies have examined explanatory mechanisms of the religion-health connection, and most have overwhelmingly relied on cross-sectional analyses. Given the relatively high levels of religious involvement among African Americans and the important role that religious coping styles may play in health, the present study tested a longitudinal model of religious coping as a potential mediator of a multidimensional religious involvement construct (beliefs; behaviors) on multiple health behaviors (e...
June 15, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644885/organic-anion-transporting-polypeptide-1b3-can-form-homo-and-hetero-oligomers
#16
Yuchen Zhang, Kelli H Boxberger, Bruno Hagenbuch
OATP1B3 is a 12 transmembrane domain protein expressed at the basolateral membrane of human hepatocytes where it mediates the uptake of numerous drugs and endogenous compounds. Previous western blot results suggest the formation of OATP1B3 multimers. In order to better understand the function of OATP1B3 under normal physiological conditions, we investigated its oligomerization status. We transiently transfected OATP1B3 with a C-terminal His-, FLAG- or HA-tag in HEK293 cells and used co-immunoprecipitation and a Proximity Ligation Assay to detect interactions between the different constructs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644862/high-intensity-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-with-riboflavin-and-uva-in-rat-cornea
#17
Yirui Zhu, Peter S Reinach, Hanlei Zhu, Qiufan Tan, Qinxiang Zheng, Jia Qu, Wei Chen
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) halts human corneal ectasias progression by increasing stromal mechanical stiffness. Although some reports describe that this procedure is effective in dealing with some infectious and immunologic corneal thinning diseases, there is a need for more animal models whose corneal thickness more closely resemble those occurring in these patients. To meet this need, we describe here high-intensity protocols that are safe and effective for obtaining CXL in rat corneas. Initially, a range of potentially effective UVA doses were evaluated based on their effectiveness in increasing tissue enzymatic resistance to dissolution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644821/zirconium-oxocluster-polymer-hybrid-nanoparticles-prepared-by-photoactivated-miniemulsion-copolymerization
#18
Cesare Benedetti, Paraskevi Flouda, Alice Antonello, Christine Rosenauer, Francisco F Perez-Pla, Katharina Landfester, Silvia Gross, Rafael Munoz-Espi
Photoactivated free radical miniemulsion copolymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and the zirconium oxocluster Zr4O2(methacrylate)12 is used as an effective and fast preparation method of polymer/inorganic hybrid nanoparticles. The oxoclusters, covalently anchored to the polymer network, act as metal-organic cross-linkers, thus improving the thermomechanical properties of the resulting hybrid nanoparticles. Benzoin carbonyl organic compounds were used as photoinitiators. The obtained materials are compared in terms of cross-linking, effectiveness of cluster incorporation, and size distribution with the analogous nanoparticles produced by using conventional thermally-induced free radical miniemulsion copolymerization...
June 23, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644681/treatment-results-of-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-combined-with-riboflavin-and-440-nm-blue-light-for-bacterial-corneal-ulcer-in-rabbits
#19
Shufang Wei, Cuiying Zhang, Shaoru Zhang, Yanyun Xu, Guoying Mu
PURPOSE: To study the treatment effect of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) combined with 440 nm blue light and riboflavin on bacterial corneal ulcer using animal experiments. METHODS: A total of 21 New Zealand white rabbits that developed Staphylococcus aureus corneal ulcer were randomly divided into three groups. Seven rabbits were used as blank control groups; seven rabbits were treated with CXL combined with riboflavin and 440 nm blue light; and seven rabbits were treated with CXL combined with riboflavin and 370 nm ultraviolet A light...
June 23, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644240/corneal-stiffening-by-a-bacteriochlorophyll-derivative-with-dextran-and-near-infrared-light-effect-of-shortening-irradiation-time-up-to-1-minute
#20
Jurriaan Brekelmans, Alexandra Goz, Mor M Dickman, Alexander Brandis, Xiaomeng Sui, H Daniel Wagner, Rudy M M A Nuijts, Avigdor Scherz, Arie L Marcovich
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of variation of the exposure time of near-infrared irradiation on corneal stiffening after a bacteriochlorophyll derivative (WST11) with dextran (WST-D) application. METHODS: One hundred four paired eyes of 3-month-old New Zealand White rabbits were included in this study. Fifty-two eyes (ex vivo n = 34, in vivo n = 18) were mechanically deepithelialized, treated topically with WST-D, and irradiated at 10 mW/cm using a diode laser at 755 nm for 1, 5, or 30 minutes...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
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