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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088117/adsorption-of-phosphate-from-aqueous-solution-using-iron-zirconium-modified-activated-carbon-nanofiber-performance-and-mechanism
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Weiping Xiong, Jing Tong, Zhaohui Yang, Guangming Zeng, Yaoyu Zhou, Dongbo Wang, Peipei Song, Rui Xu, Chen Zhang, Min Cheng
Phosphate (P) removal is significant for the prevention of eutrophication in natural waters. In this paper, a novel adsorbent for the removal of P from aqueous solution was synthesized by loading zirconium oxide and iron oxide onto activated carbon nanofiber (ACF-ZrFe) simultaneously. The adsorbent was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results showed that P adsorption was highly pH dependent and the optimum pH was found to be 4...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081462/in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-biodegradable-lignin-based-nanoparticles-for-drug-delivery-and-enhanced-antiproliferation-effect-in-cancer-cells
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Patrícia Figueiredo, Kalle Lintinen, Alexandros Kiriazis, Ville Hynninen, Zehua Liu, Tomás Bauleth-Ramos, Antti Rahikkala, Alexandra Correia, Tomáš Kohout, Bruno Sarmento, Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, Jouni Hirvonen, Olli Ikkala, Mauri A Kostiainen, Hélder A Santos
Currently, nanosystems have been developed and applied as promising vehicles for different biomedical applications. We have developed three lignin nanoparticles (LNPs): pure lignin nanoparticles (pLNPs), iron(III)-complexed lignin nanoparticles (Fe-LNPs), and Fe3O4-infused lignin nanoparticles (Fe3O4-LNPs) with round shape, narrow size distribution, reduced polydispersity and good stability at pH 7.4. The LNPs showed low cytotoxicity in all the tested cell lines and hemolytic rates below 12% after 12 h of incubation...
January 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081368/smart-metal-organic-framework-coatings-triggered-anti-biofilm-compound-release
#3
Birgit Claes, Tom Boudewijns, Laurens Muchez, Geert Hooyberghs, Erik V Van der Eycken, Jozef Vanderleyden, Hans P Steenackers, Dirk E De Vos
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have a large potential for delivery of active molecules. Here, a MOF coating is investigated as a smart host matrix for triggered release of anti-biofilm compounds. Besides a coating consisting of the regular Fe-terephthalate MIL-88B(Fe), a new hydrophobic MIL-88B(Fe) coating is synthesized in hydrothermal conditions using palmitic acid as a lattice terminating group. These porous materials are used as a host matrix for the anti-biofilm compound 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-N-(2-isobutyl)-2-aminoimidazole, which has a specific biofilm inhibiting effect at concentrations at which no activity against planktonic cells is detected...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077896/study-of-scientific-production-of-community-medicines-department-indexed-in-isi-citation-databases
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Mohammad Khademloo, Ali Akbar Khaseh, Hasan Siamian, Kobra Aligolbandi, Mahsoomeh Latifi, Mousa Yaminfirooz
BACKGROUND: In the scientometric, the main criterion in determining the scientific position and ranking of the scientific centers, particularly the universities, is the rate of scientific production and innovation, and in all participations in the global scientific development. One of the subjects more involved in repeatedly dealt with science and technology and effective on the improvement of health is medical science fields. In this research using scientometric and citation analysis, we studied the rate of scientific productions in the field of community medicine, which is the numbers of articles published and indexed in ISI database from 2000 to 2010...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075596/yeast-microcapsule-mediated-targeted-delivery-of-diverse-nanoparticles-for-imaging-and-therapy-via-the-oral-route
#5
Xing Zhou, Xiangjun Zhang, Songling Han, Yin Dou, Mengyu Liu, Lin Zhang, Jia Wei Guo, Qing Shi, Genghao Gong, Ruibing Wang, Jiang Hu, Xiaohui Li, Jianxiang Zhang
Targeting of nanoparticles to distant diseased sites after oral delivery remains highly challenging, due to the existence of many biological barriers in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we report targeted oral delivery of diverse nanoparticles in multiple disease models, via a 'Trojan horse' strategy based on a bioinspired yeast capsule (YC). Diverse charged nanoprobes including quantum dots (QDs), iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), and assembled organic fluorescent nanoparticles can be effectively loaded into YC through electrostatic force-driven spontaneous deposition, resulting in different diagnostic YC assemblies...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068855/iron-oxide-nanoparticles-in-modern-microbiology-and-biotechnology
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Ranmadugala Dinali, Alireza Ebrahiminezhad, Merilyn Manley-Harris, Younes Ghasemi, Aydin Berenjian
Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs) are one of the most developed and used nanomaterials in biotechnology and microbiology. These particles have unique physicochemical properties, which make them unique among nanomaterials. Therefore, many experiments have been conducted to develop facile synthesis methods for these particles and to make them biocompatible. Various effects of IONs on microorganisms have been reported. Depending on the microbial strain and nanoparticle (NP) concentration, IONs can stimulate or inhibit microbial growth...
January 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068534/potential-effects-of-loading-nano-zero-valent-iron-discharged-on-membrane-fouling-in-an-anoxic-oxic-membrane-bioreactor
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Lijie Zhou, Weiqin Zhuang, Xin Wang, Ke Yu, Shufang Yang, Siqing Xia
A laboratory-scale submerged anoxic-oxic membrane bioreactor for municipal wastewater was operated to investigate the potential effects of loading suspended nano zero valent iron (nZVI, 25 and 50 mg/L) discharged on the membrane fouling. nZVI transformed rapidly into Fe(n+), generated reactive oxygen species (ROS) and caused oxidative stress. This result rapidly led to the cell lysis and bacteria death, and further resulted in the decrease of biomass and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). nZVI also thinned the membrane fouling layer...
January 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067663/performance-of-a-stage-process-treating-combined-municipal-industrial-wastewater
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Antoine Prandota Trzcinski, Chong Wang, Dongqing Zhang, Wui Seng Ang, Li Leonard Lin, Terutake Niwa, Yasuhiro Fukuzaki, Wun Jern Ng
A biosorption column and a settling tank were operated for 6 months with combined municipal and industrial wastewaters (1 m(3)/hr) to study the effect of dissolved oxygen (DO) levels and Fe(3+) dosage on removal efficiency of dissolved and suspended organics prior to biological treatment. High DO (>0.4 mg/L) were found to be detrimental for soluble chemical oxygen demand (COD) removals and iron dosing (up to 20 ppm) did not improve the overall performance. The system performed significantly better at high loading rate (>20 kg COD...
January 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064495/photophysical-behavior-of-isocyanine-clay-hybrids-in-solid-state
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Silvano R Valandro, Alessandra L Poli, Thaís F A Correia, Patricia C Lombardo, Carla C Schmitt
In the present study we have attempted to investigate, for the first time, the photophysical behavior of 1,1'-diethyl-2,4'-cyanine (ICY)/clay minerals hybrids in solid state. The effects promoted by ICY loading and clay type on the spectroscopic properties were studied by UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DR) and different fluorescence techniques. The hybrids were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). UV-Vis-DR revealed the formation of ICY H-aggregates in Wyoming montmorillonite (SWy-1) and Laponite (Lap), however J-aggregates were predominant for ICY on Arizona (SAz-1) and Barasym (SYn-1) montmorillonites...
January 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061341/enhanced-reactivity-of-microscale-fe-cu-bimetallic-particles-mfe-cu-with-persulfate-ps-for-p-nitrophenol-pnp-removal-in-aqueous-solution
#10
Qingqing Ji, Jun Li, Zhaokun Xiong, Bo Lai
In this study, batch experiments were conducted to examine the enhanced reactivity of microscale Fe/Cu bimetallic particles (mFe/Cu) with persulfate (PS) for p-nitrophenol (PNP) removal in aqueous solution. The key operating parameters (i.e., theoretical Cu mass loadings (TMLCu), mFe/Cu dosage, PS dose, initial pH and temperature) were optimized by the batch experiments, respectively. The experimental data were followed well the pseudo-first-order kinetic model. Result reveals that refractory PNP (500 mg L(-1)) was effectively degraded by mFe/Cu-PS system with removal of 98...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059427/evaluation-of-peg-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-blood-pool-tracers-for-preclinical-magnetic-particle-imaging
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A P Khandhar, P Keselman, S J Kemp, R M Ferguson, P W Goodwill, S M Conolly, K M Krishnan
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles with optimized and well-characterized properties are critical for Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). MPI is a novel in vivo imaging modality that promises to integrate the speed of X-ray CT, safety of MRI and sensitivity of PET. Since SPIOs are the source of MPI signal, both the core and surface properties must be optimized to enable efficient in vivo imaging with pharmacokinetics tailored for specific imaging applications. Existing SPIOs like Resovist (ferucarbotran) provide a suboptimal MPI signal, and further limit MPI's in vivo utility due to rapid systemic clearance...
January 6, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059418/highly-versatile-spion-encapsulated-plga-nanoparticles-as-photothermal-ablators-of-cancer-cells-and-as-multimodal-imaging-agents
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Balasubramanian Sivakumar, Ravindran Girija Aswathy, Rebeca Romero-Aburto, Trevor Mitcham, Keith A Mitchel, Yutaka Nagaoka, Richard R Bouchard, Pulickel M Ajayan, Toru Maekawa, Dasappan Nair Sakthikumar
We have designed versatile polymeric nanoparticles with cancer cell specific targeting capabilities via aptamer conjugation after the successful encapsulation of curcumin and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) inside a PLGA nanocapsule. These targeted nanocomposites were selectively taken up by tumor cells, under in vitro conditions, demonstrating the effectiveness of the aptamer targeting mechanism. Moreover, the nanocomposite potentially functioned as efficient multiprobes for optical, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and photoacoustic imaging contrast agents in the field of cancer diagnostics...
January 6, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059036/reduction-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-using-nanocarriers-a-review
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Michaela Fojtu, Jaromir Gumulec, Tibor Stracina, Martina Raudenska, Anna Skotakova, Marketa Vaculovicova, Vojtech Adam, Petr Babula, Marie Novakova, Michal Masarik
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline antibiotic doxorubicin (DOX) is a very potent and extensively prescribed chemotherapeutic drug. It is widely utilized in the therapy of variety of haematological and solid tumours, although its administration is commonly accompanied with several severe side effects. The most serious one is a development of dose-dependent and cumulative cardiotoxicity. In the course of time, many strategies have been investigated in order to avoid or at least to diminish DOX-induced cardiac dysfunction; these include reduction of toxic effect by co-administration with iron chelators (dexrazoxane), trastuzumab, taxanes, statins, and ACE-inhibitors...
January 5, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057442/iron-importers-zip8-and-zip14-are-expressed-in-retina-and-regulated-by-retinal-iron-levels
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Jacob Sterling, Samyuktha Guttha, Ying Song, Delu Song, Majda Hadziahmetovic, Joshua L Dunaief
Intracellular retinal iron accumulation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible blindness among individuals over the age of 50. Ceruloplasmin/hephaestin double knockout mice (Cp/Heph DKO) and hepcidin knockout mice (Hepc KO) accumulate retinal iron and model some features of AMD. Two canonical pathways govern cellular iron import - transferrin-bound iron import and non-transferrin bound iron import. In Cp/Heph DKO and Hepc KO iron-loaded retinas, transferrin-bound iron import is downregulated...
January 2, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043050/biodegradable-yolk-shell-microspheres-for-ultrasound-mr-dual-modality-imaging-and-controlled-drug-delivery
#15
Peng Yang, Xianfu Luo, Sheng Wang, Fang Wang, Chuanbing Tang, Changchun Wang
A new class of uniform biodegradable yolk-shell Fe3O4@PFH@PMAA-DOX microspheres was developed as ultrasound/MR dual-modality imaging contrast agents and drug delivery system. PMAA shells exhibit excellent drug loading capability and efficiency, the DOX-loading capacity is 15.4wt% and the drug loading efficiency is 91%. In vivo ultrasound and MRI experiments indicate that the as-prepared Fe3O4@PFH@PMAA-DOX microspheres successfully reach tumor tissues and possess robust dual-modality imaging capability, the r2 value of MRI is 71...
December 26, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028394/fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-correlation-between-immunohistochemically-assessed-virus-load-with-steatosis-and-cellular-iron-content
#16
Maha Akl, Ali El Hindawi, Maha Mosaad, Ahmed Montasser, Ahmed El Ray, Heba Khalil, Amgad Anas, Raffat Atta, Valerie Paradis, Ahmed Abdel Hadi, Olfat Hammam
AIM: We aimed study impact of hepatocytic viral load, steatosis, and iron load on fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C and role of VEGF and VEGFR overexpression in cirrhotic cases in evolving HCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Total of 120 cases were included from TBRI and Beaujon Hospital as chronic hepatitis C (CHC), post-hepatitis C cirrhosis, and HCC. Cases of CHC were stained for Sirius red, Prussian blue and immunohistochemically (IHC) for HCV-NS3/NS4. HCC were stained IHC for VEGF and by FISH...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024742/influence-of-porewater-sulfide-on-methylmercury-production-and-partitioning-in-sulfate-impacted-lake-sediments
#17
Logan T Bailey, Carl P J Mitchell, Daniel R Engstrom, Michael E Berndt, Jill K Coleman Wasik, Nathan W Johnson
In low-sulfate and sulfate-limited freshwater sediments, sulfate loading increases the production of methylmercury (MeHg), a potent and bioaccumulative neurotoxin. Sulfate loading to anoxic sediments leads to sulfide production that can inhibit mercury methylation, but this has not been commonly observed in freshwater lakes and wetlands. In this study, sediments were collected from sulfate-impacted, neutral pH, surface water bodies located downstream from ongoing and historic mining activities to examine how chronic sulfate loading produces porewater sulfide, and influences MeHg production and transport...
December 23, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024568/study-and-evaluation-of-nucleolin-targeted-delivery-of-magnetic-plga-peg-nanospheres-loaded-with-doxorubicin-to-c6-glioma-cells-compared-with-low-nucleolin-expressing-l929-cells
#18
Jafar Mosafer, Manouchehr Teymouri, Khalil Abnous, Mohsen Tafaghodi, Mohammad Ramezani
Magnetic nanoparticulate systems based on polymeric materials such as poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA(1)) are being studied for their potential applications in targeted therapy and imaging of malignant tumors. In the current study, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanocrystals (SPIONs(2)) and doxorubicin (Dox(3)) were entrapped in the PLGA-based nanoparticles via a modified multiple emulsion solvent evaporation method. Furthermore, SPIO/Dox-NPs(4) were conjugated to anti-nucleolin AS1411 aptamer (Apt(5)) and their targeting ability was investigated in high nucleolin-expressing C6 glioma cells compared to low nucleolin-expressing L929 cells...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024192/next-generation-ultrasound-platforms-for-theranostics
#19
Letizia Oddo, Barbara Cerroni, Fabio Domenici, Angelico Bedini, Federico Bordi, Ester Chiessi, Stefan Gerbes, Gaio Paradossi
Microbubbles are a well-established contrast agent which improves diagnostic ultrasound imaging. During the last decade research has focused on expanding their use to include molecular imaging, targeted therapy and imaging modalities other than ultrasound. However, bioadhesion of targeted microbubbles under physiological flow conditions is still difficult to achieve, the main challenge being connected to the poor stability of lipid microbubbles in the body's circulation system. In this article, we investigate the use of polymeric microbubbles based on a poly (vinyl alcohol) shell as an alternative to lipid microbubbles...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024171/leaching-and-retention-of-dissolved-metals-in-particulate-loaded-pervious-concrete-columns
#20
Timothy M Vadas, Malcolm Smith, Hongwei Luan
This study examined metal leaching and retention in pervious concrete with or without embedded particulate matter. Particulate matter was collected from an adjacent parking lot and from a nearby parking garage as examples of weathered and un-weathered particulate matter. Particle size distributions were similar, but metal content was 3-35-fold higher and organic matter content was 3-fold higher in the parking garage particulate matter compared to the parking lot particulate matter. Replicate columns were established with either no particulate added as the control, or 20 g of parking lot or parking garage particulate matter...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
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