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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793179/nano-strategies-for-berberine-delivery-a-natural-alkaloid-of-berberis
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REVIEW
Elaheh Mirhadi, Mehdi Rezaee, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Berberine, as a phytochemical component of some medicinal Chinese herbs (most frequently Berberis vulgaris), is an isoquinoline alkaloid with many therapeutic effects including anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. Berberine has some significant effects on type 2 diabetes through adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation, glycolysis stimulation, and mitochondrial function inhibition which subsequently improves both lipid and glucose metabolism...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793162/new-insights-into-the-formation-of-silver-based-nanoparticles-under-natural-and-semi-natural-conditions
#2
Andreas Wimmer, Anna Kalinnik, Michael Schuster
For the first time, the natural formation of silver-based nanoparticles (Ag-b-NPs) was studied in field investigations of two pre-alpine lakes in Germany that contain geogenic silver traces in the sub-ng L-1 range. Light-sensitive microorganisms most likely accumulate and transport these silver traces from deeper water layers to the surface. At the surface of the eutrophic lake, approximately 40% of total silver (5.7 ng L-1 ) consisted of Ag-b-NPs, whereas in the oligotrophic lake with similar enrichment of silver species, no Ag-b-NPs were detected...
May 10, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793146/development-of-a-novel-tridentate-ligand-for-colorimetric-detection-of-mn-2-based-on-agnps
#3
Jianyu Wei, Jinfan Chen, Guozong Yue, Liangsheng Hu, Danqing Zhao, Jing Zhu, Luming Yang, Deshun Huang, Pengxiang Zhao
A novel tridentate ligand nitrilotris(methylene)tris(1,2,3-triazole)triacetate (NTTTA) has been synthesized by click reaction and followed with ester hydrolysis reaction. The silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were then modified and stabilized by this ligand, and subsequently been employed for the highly selective and sensitive colorimetric detection of Mn2+ in aqueous solution. The presence of Mn2+ can cause the aggregation of AgNPs, which leads to the color change of the dispersion from yellow to brown, as well as the decrease and red-shift of the surface plasmon resonance absorption...
May 9, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793145/mechanistic-approach-to-study-conjugation-of-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
#4
Imran Uddin
Interaction of nanoparticles with biological systems turns out to be vibrant for their efficient application in biomedical field. Here, we have shown antibiotic amakicin loaded nanoparticles are responsible for the dual role as reducing and stabilizing the silver nanoparticles without the use of any undesired chemicals. Synthesized nanoparticles are well-dispersed having quasi spherical morphology with an average particle size around 10-11 nm. Crystallinity of nanoparticles was measured using selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and powder XRD analysis which show that particles are perfectly crystalline with cubic phase of geometry...
May 16, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793089/gold-and-gold-silver-alloy-nanoparticles-enhance-the-myogenic-differentiation-of-myoblasts-through-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway-and-promote-in-vivo-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
#5
Juan Ge, Kai Liu, Wen Niu, Mi Chen, Min Wang, Yumeng Xue, Chuanbo Gao, Peter X Ma, Bo Lei
Under the severe trauma condition, the skeletal muscles regeneration process is inhibited by forming fibrous scar tissues. Understanding the interaction between bioactive nanomaterials and myoblasts perhaps has important effect on the enhanced skeletal muscle tissue regeneration. Herein, we investigate the effect of monodispersed gold and gold-silver nanoparticles (AuNPs and Au-AgNPs) on the proliferation, myogenic differentiation and associated molecular mechanism of myoblasts (C2C12), as well as the in vivo skeletal muscle tissue regeneration...
May 18, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792806/fate-of-fluorescence-labels-their-adsorption-and-desorption-kinetics-to-silver-nanoparticles
#6
Claudia Kästner, Linda Böhmert, Albert Braeuning, Alfonso Lampen, Andreas F Thünemann
Silver nanoparticles are among the most widely used und produced nanoparticles. Due to their frequent application in consumer products, the assessment of their toxicological potential has seen a renewed importance. A major difficulty is the traceability of nanoparticles in in vitro and in vivo experiments. Even if the particles are labeled, for example by a fluorescent marker, the dynamic exchange of ligands often prohibits their spatial localization. Our study provides an insight into the adsorption and desorption kinetics of two different fluorescent labels on silver nanoparticles with a core radius of 3 nm by dynamic light scattering (DLS), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and fluorescence spectroscopy...
May 24, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792317/in-situ-reduction-from-uranyl-ion-into-a-tetravalent-uranium-trimer-and-hexamer-featuring-ion-exchange-properties-and-the-alexandrite-effect
#7
Jian Lin, Zenghui Yue, Mark A Silver, Meiying Qie, Xiaomei Wang, Wei Liu, Xiao Lin, Hong-Liang Bao, Lin-Juan Zhang, Shuao Wang, Jian-Qiang Wang
By utilizing zinc amalgam as an in situ reductant and pH regulator, mild hydrothermal reaction between UO2 (CH3 COO)2 ·2H2 O, H2 SO4 , and Cs2 CO3 or between UO2 (CH3 COO)2 ·2H2 O, C2 H4 (SO3 H)2 , and K2 CO3 yielded a novel cesium UIV sulfate trimer Cs4 [U3 O(SO4 )7 ]·2.2H2 O (1) and a new potassium UIV disulfonic hexamer K[U6 O4 (OH)5 (H2 O)5 ][C2 H4 (SO3 )2 ]6 ·6H2 O (2), respectively. Compound 1 features a lamellar structure with a honeycomb lattice, and it represents an unprecedented trimeric UIV cluster composed of purely inorganic moieties...
May 24, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791931/effectiveness-of-a-crocus-sativus-extract-on-burn-wounds-in-rats
#8
Esmat Alemzadeh, Ahmad Oryan
Crocus sativus is a spice with various pharmacological properties. Crocin, picrocrocin, and safranal are the main compositions of saffron that have recently been considered in the therapy of many diseases. High-performance liquid chromatography analysis revealed presence of these compounds in our saffron extract. This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of saffron on burn wound healing at an in vivo model. Saffron was topically applied on burn wounds in rats; the percentage of wound closure, wound contraction, and the levels of main cytokines and growth factors were measured...
May 23, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791804/environmentally-relevant-freeze-thaw-cycles-enhance-the-redox-mediated-morphological-changes-of-silver-nanoparticles
#9
Xiaoru Guo, Yongguang Yin, Zhiqiang Tan, Jing-Fu Liu
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are inevitably released into natural systems, particularly into aquatic environments, where they are oxidized and release Ag+ , which is reduced back to AgNPs. Environmental freeze-thaw cycles or freezing may accelerate the dynamic transformation between AgNPs and Ag+ . Herein, the significant morphological changes caused by freezing treatments were assessed by UV-vis spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, which revealed that reductive regeneration, particle fusion, and coalescence of the AgNPs occurred...
May 23, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791735/practical-considerations-for-transitioning-early-childhood-interventions-to-scale-lessons-from-the-saving-brains-portfolio
#10
James M Radner, Marvin J S Ferrer, Dominique McMahon, Anuraj H Shankar, Karlee L Silver
Small pilot studies of young children have frequently shown promise, but very few have been successfully scaled to the regional or national levels. How can we ensure that these promising approaches move from a suite of pilots to full-scale implementation that can deliver sustainable impact for hundreds of millions of children? To elucidate concrete lessons learned and suggestions on accelerating the transition to impact at scale, we reviewed the Saving Brains portfolio to better understand three points: (1) the extent to which useful signals of impact could be extracted from data at the seed phase, (2) the ways in which innovators (project leaders) were approaching human resource challenges critical for scaling, and (3) the multisector diversity of the portfolio and the way innovators entered partnerships...
May 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791437/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-effect-of-a-silver-carboxymethylcellulose-dressing-on-surgical-site-infections-after-breast-cancer-surgery
#11
Gerson M Struik, Wietske W Vrijland, Erwin Birnie, Taco M A L Klem
BACKGROUND: The incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) after breast cancer surgery is relatively high; ranging from 3 to 19%. The role of wound dressings in the prevention of SSI after breast cancer surgery is unclear. This study compares a silver carboxymethylcellulose dressing (AQUACEL Ag Surgical (Aquacel) with standard wound dressing in SSI rate after breast cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-centre randomized controlled trial among women ≥18 years, diagnosed with breast cancer, undergoing breast conserving or ablative surgery, was conducted in a combined in and outpatient setting...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791143/water-soluble-silver-i-complexes-featuring-the-hemilabile-3-7-dimethyl-1-3-5-triaza-7-phosphabicyclo-3-3-1-nonane-ligand-synthesis-characterization-and-antimicrobial-activity
#12
Declan Armstrong, Sarah M Kirk, Cormac Murphy, Antonella Guerriero, Maurizio Peruzzini, Luca Gonsalvi, Andrew D Phillips
This paper describes the preparation and comprehensive characterization of a series of water-soluble cationic silver(I)-centered complexes featuring the hemilabile P, N-ligand known as 3,7-dimethyl-1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (herein abbreviated as PTN(Me)) and differing types of monoanionic counterions including known biologically active sulfadiazine and triclosan. The complexes primarily differed though the number of coordinating PTN(Me) ligands. The bis-substituted Ag(I) complexes revealed P, N bidentate coordination, while the only P-monocoordination of the metal center was observed for the tris-substituted systems...
May 23, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790400/the-activity-of-silver-nanoparticles-against-microalgae-of-the-prototheca-genus
#13
Tomasz Jagielski, Zofia Bakuła, Małgorzata Pleń, Michał Kamiński, Julita Nowakowska, Jacek Bielecki, Krystyna I Wolska, Anna M Grudniak
AIM: To investigate the in vitro activity of silver NPs (AgNPs) against pathogenic microalgae of the Prototheca genus. MATERIALS & METHODS: The antialgal potential of AgNPs against Prototheca species of both clinical and environmental origin was assessed from minimum inhibitory (algistatic) and algicidal concentrations. The in vitro cytotoxicity of AgNPs against bovine mammary epithelial cell line was evaluated by means of the standard MTT assay. RESULTS: AgNPs showed a strong killing activity toward Prototheca algae, as the minimal algicidal concentration (MAC) values matched perfectly the corresponding minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values for all species (MAC = MIC, 1-4 mg/l), except P...
May 2018: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790169/met-in-gastric-cancer-with-liver-metastasis-the-relationship-between-met-amplification-and-met-overexpression-in-primary-stomach-tumors-and-liver-metastasis
#14
Han S Kim, Hong J Chon, Hyunki Kim, Su-Jin Shin, Volker Wacheck, Aaron M Gruver, Jong S Kim, Sun Y Rha, Hyun C Chung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although MET amplification/overexpression was observed in a subset of gastric cancer (GC) patients, the relationship between MET amplification/overexpression in primary GC and liver metastasis was unclear. METHODS: GC samples and matched liver metastases (N = 47) were analyzed by fluorescence/silver in-situ hybridization (FISH/SISH) and by immunohistochemistry for MET amplification and MET expression, respectively. MET-copy number (CN) and Met expression data from The Cancer Genome Atlas Stomach Adenocarcinoma (TCGA-STAD, N = 356) were also analyzed...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790054/removal-of-cobalt-and-lead-ions-from-wastewater-samples-using-an-insoluble-nanosponge-biopolymer-composite-adsorption-isotherm-kinetic-thermodynamic-and-regeneration-studies
#15
Anny Leudjo Taka, Elvis Fosso-Kankeu, Kriveshini Pillay, Xavier Yangkou Mbianda
In this study, an insoluble nanosponge biopolymer composite was synthesized, using a combined process of amidation reaction, cross-linking polymerization, and sol-gel method to obtain a phosphorylated multiwalled carbon nanotube-cyclodextrin/silver-doped titania (pMWCNT-βCD/TiO2 -Ag). This work mainly emphasized on the removal of lead (Pb2+ ) and cobalt (Co2+ ) metal ions from synthetic and real wastewater samples using the synthesized pMWCNT-βCD/TiO2 -Ag as a biosorbent. The new material was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, zeta potential, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
May 23, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789199/survival-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-among-cerebrovascular-disease-patients
#16
REVIEW
Corey R Fehnel, Alissa Trepman, Dale Steele, Muhib A Khan, Brian Silver, Susan L Mitchell
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, and while preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are frequently discussed, there is limited evidence detailing outcomes after CPR among acute cerebrovascular neurology (inclusive of stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)) patients. Systematic review and meta-analysis of PubMed and Cochrane libraries from January 1990 to December 2016 was conducted among stroke patients undergoing in-hospital CPR. Primary data from studies meeting inclusion criteria at two levels were extracted: 1) studies reporting survival to hospital discharge after CPR with cerebrovascular primary admitting diagnosis, and 2) studies reporting survival to hospital discharge after CPR with cerebrovascular comorbidity...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789161/synthesis-of-silver-containing-calcium-aluminate-particles-and-their-effects-on-a-mta-based-endodontic-sealer
#17
Luiza Helena S Almeida, Rafael R Moraes, Renata D Morgental, Sérgio S Cava, Wellington Luiz O Rosa, Patrícia Rodrigues, Anderson S Ribeiro, Marcus Só, Fernanda G Pappen
OBJECTIVE: To synthetize calcium aluminate (C3A) and silver-containing C3A particles (C3A+Ag) testing their effects on the properties of a MTA-based endodontic sealer in comparison to an epoxy resin- and a calcium silicate-based sealer. METHODS: Pure C3A and C3A+Ag particles were synthesized by a chemical method and characterized using XRD to identify crystalline phases. SEM/EDS analysis investigated morphology, particle size, and elemental composition of particles...
May 19, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789008/pharmacological-effects-of-n-2-2-2-2-6-dichlorophenyl-amino-phenyl-acetyl-oxy-ethyl-hyaluronamide-diclofenac-etalhyaluronate-si-613-a-novel-sodium-hyaluronate-derivative-chemically-linked-with-diclofenac
#18
Keiji Yoshioka, Tomochika Kisukeda, Ryoji Zuinen, Yosuke Yasuda, Kenji Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder worldwide and one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly. We have investigated the novel sodium hyaluronate derivative chemically linked with diclofenac (DF), diclofenac etalhyaluronate (SI-613), which is a potentially safer and more effective treatment for OA knee pain. In this study, we evaluated the pharmacological effects of SI-613 in experimental arthritis models. METHODS: We compared the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of intra-articularly administered SI-613, hyaluronic acid (HA), and of orally administered diclofenac sodium (DF-Na) in rat silver nitrate-induced arthritis model and rabbit antigen-induced arthritis model...
May 22, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788157/weight-loss-in-achalasia-is-determined-by-its-phenotype
#19
D A Patel, R Naik, J C Slaughter, T Higginbotham, H Silver, M F Vaezi
Patients with achalasia present with dysphagia, regurgitation, and varying degrees of weight loss. However, despite it being a disorder of the lower esophageal sphincter with functional obstruction in all patients, it is unclear why certain patients lose significantly more weight compared to others. The aims of this study are to assess demographic, clinical, and manometric characteristics of a large cohort of patients with achalasia to determine potential correlates of weight loss in this population. Patients with diagnosis of achalasia referred to our center between 2009 and 2016 were evaluated...
May 18, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787271/enhanced-reactivity-of-lithium-and-copper-at-high-pressure
#20
Jack Binns, Philip Dalladay-Simpson, Mengnan Wang, Eugene Gregoryanz, Ross T Howie
High pressure can profoundly affect electronic structure and reactivity, creating compounds between elements that do not react at ambient conditions. Lithium is known to react with gold and silver, however no copper compounds are known to date. By compressing mixtures of the elements in diamond-anvil cells, compounds of lithium and copper have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction for the first time. Pressures as low as 1 GPa lead to the formation of a complex layered phase LiCu, displaying two-dimensional kagomé lattice layers of Cu atoms...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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