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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441776/gold-nanoparticles-for-modulating-neuronal-behavior
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Chiara Paviolo, Paul R Stoddart
Understanding the detailed functioning and pathophysiology of the brain and the nervous system continues to challenge the scientific community, particularly in terms of scaling up techniques for monitoring and interfacing with complex 3D networks. Nanotechnology has the potential to support this scaling up, where the eventual goal would be to address individual nerve cells within functional units of both the central and peripheral nervous system. Gold nanoparticles provide a variety of physical and chemical properties that have attracted attention as a light-activated nanoscale neuronal interface...
April 24, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441033/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-sers-active-gold-nanoparticles-decorated-on-a-porous-polymer-filter
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Lei Chen, Huiying Yan, Xiangxin Xue, Dayu Jiang, Yuxi Cai, Dongmei Liang, Young Mee Jung, Xiao Xia Han, Bing Zhao
In this work, we designed a process to assemble gold nanoparticles onto a three-dimensional (3D) polymer surface, which can then be monitored using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). This work is the first demonstration of the assembly of gold nanoparticles on a filter film and in situ measurement with Raman spectroscopy. Herein, a polyhexamethylene adipamide (Nylon66) film embedded in the organic filter film was used as a template to fabricate a tunable SERS-active substrate. A "hotspot"-rich gold-nanoparticle-decorated polymer substrate for SERS was prepared; this substrate exhibited high sensitivity in trace detection of targets...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441023/hydrophobic-nanoparticles-modify-the-thermal-release-behavior-of-liposomes
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Matthew Ryan Preiss, Ashley E Hart, Christopher L Kitchens, Geoffrey D Bothun
Understanding the effect of embedded nanoparticles on the characteristics and behavior of lipid bilayers is critical to the development of lipid-nanoparticle assemblies (LNAs) for biomedical applications. In this work we investigate the effect of hydrophobic nanoparticle size and concentration on liposomal thermal release behavior. Decorated LNAs (D-LNAs) were formed by embedding 2 nm (GNP2) and 4 nm (GNP4) dodecanethiol-capped gold nanoparticles into DPPC liposomes at lipid to nanoparticle ratios (L:N) of 25,000:1, 10,000:1, and 5,000:1...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440368/mangiferin-functionalized-radioactive-gold-nanoparticles-mgf-198-aunps-in-prostate-tumor-therapy-green-nanotechnology-for-production-in-vivo-tumor-retention-and-evaluation-of-therapeutic-efficacy
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A Y Al-Yasiri, M Khoobchandani, C S Cutler, L Watkinson, T Carmack, C J Smith, M Kuchuk, S K Loyalka, A B Lugão, K V Katti
We report here an innovative feature of green nanotechnology-focused work showing that mangiferin-a glucose functionalized xanthonoid, found in abundance in mango peels-serves dual roles of chemical reduction and in situ encapsulation, to produce gold nanoparticles with optimum in vivo stability and tumor specific characteristics. The interaction of mangiferin with a Au-198 gold precursor affords MGF-(198)AuNPs as the beta emissions of Au-198 provide unique advantages for tumor therapy while gamma rays are used for the quantitative estimation of gold within the tumors and various organs...
April 25, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440203/antimicrobial-biofilm-inhibitory-and-anti-infective-activity-of-metallic-nanoparticles-against-multi-drug-resistant-mrsa-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pa01
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Jamuna Bai Ashwathanarayan, Ravishankar Rai Vittal
BACKGROUND: The emergence of drug resistant pathogens is a major concern to the scientific community. Novel approaches such as the use of functionalized nanomaterials with antimicrobial activity is required to treat infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the metallic nanoparticles (iron, gold, zinc oxide and copper oxide) were evaluated for the antimicrobial, biofilm inhibitory and anti-infective activity against human pathogens methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01...
April 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440201/investigation-of-the-ph-dependent-cytotoxicity-of-paclitaxel-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles
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Zahrah Alhalili, Nur Hikmatul Auliya, Barbara Sandersonb, J G Shapter
Breast cancer, apart from skin cancer, is the most common cancer among women accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cancers and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women after lung cancer. Finding new approaches to treat such cancers is critically important. OBJECTIVE: This work investigated the ability of a simple system based on paclitaxel conjugated gold nanoparticles (AuNP) to induce efficient cytotoxicity against T47D breast cancerous cells at different pH values. METHOD: The synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles using two approaches is presented...
April 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440003/advanced-sers-sensor-based-on-capillarity-assisted-preconcentration-through-gold-nanoparticle-decorated-porous-nanorods
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Longjian Xue, Wei Xie, Leonie Driessen, Katrin F Domke, Yong Wang, Sebastian Schlücker, Stanislav N Gorb, Martin Steinhart
A preconcentrating surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensor for the analysis of liquid-soaked tissue, tiny liquid droplets and thin liquid films without the necessity to collect the analyte is reported. The SERS sensor is based on a block-copolymer membrane containing a spongy-continuous pore system. The sensor's upper side is an array of porous nanorods having tips functionalized with Au nanoparticles. Capillarity in combination with directional evaporation drives the analyte solution in contact with the flat yet nanoporous underside of the SERS sensor through the continuous nanopore system toward the nanorod tips where non-volatile components of the analyte solution precipitate at the Au nanoparticles...
April 25, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439710/application-of-gold-nanoparticle-assisted-pcr-for-equine-herpesvirus-1-diagnosis-in-field-samples
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Dalia M El-Husseini, Nashwa M Helmy, Reham H Tammam
Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) is one of the most significant pathogens that affects equine species worldwide, causing sporadic abortion, neonatal deaths, chorioretinopathy, as well as neurological and upper respiratory tract diseases. Currently, conventional PCR targeting different genes is used widely for the molecular detection of EHV-1, but the low viral titer in some clinical samples can lead to false negative results. In this study, we aimed to assess gold nanoparticle (GNP)-assisted PCR as an inexpensive, highly efficient, and sensitive method for the detection of EHV-1, and to compare its results with conventional PCR and real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR)...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439593/reversible-restructuring-of-supported-au-nanoparticles-during-butadiene-hydrogenation-revealed-by-operando-gisaxs-giwaxs
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David James Martin, Donato Decarolis, Yaroslav I Odarchenko, Jennifer J Herbert, Thomas Arnold, Jonathan Rawle, Chris Nicklin, Hans-Gerd Boyen, Andrew M Beale
Periodically arranged, monodisperse gold nanoparticles supported on flat silicon substrates were studied for the hydrogenation of 1,3-butadiene under operando conditions using Grazing Incidence Small- and Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS/GIWAXS). It was found that the composition and shape of the nanoparticles depends very much on the chemical environment; the particles are shown to be dynamic, undergoing reversible size and shape change particularly during catalytic reaction, highlighting a dynamism often not observed in traditional studies...
April 25, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439588/functional-dna-grafted-supramolecular-polymers-chirality-cargo-binding-and-hierarchical-organization
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Yuliia Vyborna, Mykhailo Vybornyi, Robert Häner
The synthesis, characterization and functionalization of DNA-grafted supramolecular polymers are described. Cargo loading of the helical supramolecular assemblies with gold nanoparticles is demonstrated.
April 25, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438268/fungal-biorecovery-of-gold-from-e-waste
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Saskia Bindschedler, Thi Quynh Trang Vu Bouquet, Daniel Job, Edith Joseph, Pilar Junier
Waste electric and electronic devices (e-waste) represent a source of valuable raw materials of great interest, and in the case of metals, e-waste might become a prized alternative source. Regarding gold, natural ores are difficult to mine due to their refractory nature and the richest ores have almost all been exploited. Additionally, some gold mining areas are present in geopolitically unstable regions. Finally, the gold mining industry produces toxic compounds, such as cyanides. As a result, the gold present in e-waste represents a nonnegligible resource (urban mining)...
2017: Advances in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438002/hot-luminescence-from-gold-nanoflowers-and-its-application-in-high-density-optical-data-storage
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Yunbao Zheng, Haiying Liu, Jin Xiang, Qiaofeng Dai, Min Ouyang, Shaolong Tie, Sheng Lan
Gold nanoflowers with feature sizes ranging from several tenths to several hundred nanometers were synthesized by using the one-pot method. They were formed by the self-organization of gold nanoparticles of several nanometers and exhibited broad extinction spectra in the near infrared spectral range. Randomly distributed hot spots originating from the strongly localized modes were generated in gold nanoflowers and their appearances exhibited strong dependences on both the polarization and wavelength of the excitation light...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437746/catalytic-reduction-of-4-nitrophenol-and-photo-inhibition-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-using-gold-nanoparticles-as-photocatalyst
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Shafiullah Khan, Wang Runguo, Kamran Tahir, Zhang Jichuan, Liqun Zhang
A simple, green method is described for the synthesis of Gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) using Cotoneaster horizontalis extract as a phyto-reducer and capping agent with superior photo inhibition activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Different from the other methods used elevated temperatures for nanoparticles synthesis, the novelty of our method lies in its energy saving process and fast synthesis rates (~5min for AuNPs), and its potential to tune the nanoparticles size and afterward their catalytic activity...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437700/nanomolar-electrochemical-detection-of-caffeic-acid-in-fortified-wine-samples-based-on-gold-palladium-nanoparticles-decorated-graphene-flakes
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Kokulnathan Thangavelu, Nehru Raja, Shen-Ming Chen, Wei-Cheng Liao
Amalgamation of noble metal nanomaterials on graphene flakes potentially paves one way to improve their physicochemical properties. This paper deals with the simultaneous electrochemical deposition of gold and palladium nanoparticles on graphene flakes (Au/PdNPs-GRF) for the sensitive determination of caffeic acid (CA). The physiochemical properties of the prepared Au/PdNPs-GRF was characterized by using numerous analytical techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437112/visualization-of-individual-images-in-patterned-organic-inorganic-multilayers-using-gisaxs-ct
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Hiroki Ogawa, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Mikihito Takenaka, Akihiko Fujiwara, Yohei Nakanishi, Yoshinobu Tsujii, Masaki Takata, Toshiji Kanaya
Using grazing-incidence small-angle scattering (GISAXS) with computed tomography (CT), we have reconstructed the spatial distribution of a thin gold (Au) layer buried under a thin poly(styrene-b-2-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P2VP) layer. Owing to the difference between total reflection angles of Au and PS-b-P2VP, the scattering profiles for Au nanoparticles and self-assembled nanostructures of PS-b-P2VP could be independently obtained by changing the X-ray angle of incidence. Reconstruction of scattering profiles allows to separately characterize spatial distributions in Au and PS-b-P2VP nanostructures...
April 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436521/well-incorporation-of-carbon-nanodots-with-silicon-nanowire-arrays-featuring-excellent-photocatalytic-performances
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Chia-Yun Chen, Po-Hsuan Hsiao, Ta-Cheng Wei, Ting-Chen Chen, Chien-Hsin Tang
Recently, silicon (Si) nanowires have been intensively applied for a wide range of optoelectronic applications. Nevertheless, rare explorations considering the photodegradation of organic pollutants based on Si nanowires were performed, and they still require vast improvement, in particular for their degradation efficiency. In this study, broad-band and high efficiency photocatalytic systems were demonstrated through the good incorporation of Si nanowires with highly fluorescent carbon nanodots. The photodegradation rate of these intriguing heterostructure arrays under a 580 nm light illumination is approximately 6 times higher than that of sole Si nanowires, and more than 3...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436454/gold-nanoparticle-polymer-nanocomposites-synthesized-by-room-temperature-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-and-their-potential-for-fuel-cell-electrocatalytic-application
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Ri-Chao Zhang, Dan Sun, Ruirui Zhang, Wen-Feng Lin, Manuel Macias-Montero, Jenish Patel, Sadegh Askari, Calum McDonald, Davide Mariotti, Paul Maguire
Conductive polymers have been increasingly used as fuel cell catalyst support due to their electrical conductivity, large surface areas and stability. The incorporation of metal nanoparticles into a polymer matrix can effectively increase the specific surface area of these materials and hence improve the catalytic efficiency. In this work, a nanoparticle loaded conductive polymer nanocomposite was obtained by a one-step synthesis approach based on room temperature direct current plasma-liquid interaction. Gold nanoparticles were directly synthesized from HAuCl4 precursor in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS)...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435822/targeted-intracellular-heat-transfer-in-cancer-therapy-assessment-of-asparagine-laminated-gold-nanoparticles-in-cell-model-of-t-cell-leukemia
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Shadab Shahriari, Maryam Bakhshi, Ahmad Reza Shahverdi, Azar Berahmeh, Farnaz Safavifar, Mohammad Reza Khorramizadeh
BACKGROUND: High temperatures have destructive effects on cancer cells by damaging proteins and structures within cells. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) can act as drug delivery vehicles, especially for cancer therapy. Due to the selective intake of asparagine molecules into malignant cells, AuNPs were coated with asparagine; and CCRF-CEM human T-cell leukemia cells were treated with the new combination, Asn-AuNPs, at 39 °C. METHODS: The co-authors from a number of collaborative labs located at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, have initiated the idea and preliminary design of this study in 2011...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435776/-self-peel-off-transfer-produces-ultrathin-polyvinylidene-fluoride-based-flexible-nanodevices
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Yanlong Tai, Gilles Lubineau
Here, a new strategy, self-peel-off transfer, for the preparation of ultrathin flexible nanodevices made from polyvinylidene-fluoride (PVDF) is reported. In this process, a functional pattern of nanoparticles is transferred via peeling from a temporary substrate to the final PVDF film. This peeling process takes advantage of the differences in the work of adhesion between the various layers (the PVDF layer, the nanoparticle-pattern layer and the substrate layer) and of the high stresses generated by the differential thermal expansion of the layers...
April 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435460/size-dependent-effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-progenitor-cells
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Yangheng Zhang, Na Kong, Yuanchao Zhang, Wenrong Yang, Fuhua Yan
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been reported to promote osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts, but little is known about their effects on human periodontal ligament progenitor cells (PDLPs). In this study, we evaluated the effects of AuNPs with various diameters (5, 13 and 45 nm) on the osteogenic differentiation of PDLPs and explored the underlying mechanisms. 5 nm AuNPs reduced the alkaline phosphatase activity, mineralized nodule formation and expression of osteogenic genes, while 13 and 45 nm AuNPs increased these osteogenic markers...
2017: Theranostics
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