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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913308/biodegradable-magnetic-silica-iron-oxide-nanovectors-with-ultra-large-mesopores-for-high-protein-loading-magnetothermal-release-and-delivery
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Haneen Omar, Jonas G Croissant, Kholod Alamoudi, Shahad Alsaiari, Ibrahim Alradwan, Majed A Majrashi, Dalaver H Anjum, Patricia Martins, Basem Moosa, Abdulaziz Almalik, Niveen M Khashab
The delivery of large cargos of diameter above 15nm for biomedical applications has proved challenging since it requires biocompatible, stably-loaded, and biodegradable nanomaterials. In this study, we describe the design of biodegradable silica-iron oxide hybrid nanovectors with large mesopores for large protein delivery in cancer cells. The mesopores of the nanomaterials spanned from 20 to 60nm in diameter and post-functionalization allowed the electrostatic immobilization of large proteins (e.g. mTFP-Ferritin, ~534kDa)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912131/preparation-of-a-magnetic-n-fe-ac-catalyst-for-aqueous-pharmaceutical-treatment-in-heterogeneous-sonication-system
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Nan Zhang, He Zhao, Guangming Zhang, Shan Chong, Yucan Liu, Liyan Sun, Huazhen Chang, Ting Huang
High efficiency and facile separation are desirable for catalysts used in water treatment. In this study, a magnetic catalyst (nitrogen doped iron/activated carbon) was prepared and used for pharmaceutical wastewater treatment. The catalyst was characterized using BET, SEM, XRD, VSM and XPS. Results showed that iron and nitrogen were successfully loaded and doped, magnetic Fe2N was formed, large amount of active surface oxygen and Fe(II) were detected, and the catalyst could be easily separated from water. Diclofenac was then degraded using the catalyst in ultrasound system...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910567/a-high-resolution-ir-visible-imaging-system-for-the-w7-x-limiter
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G A Wurden, L A Stephey, C Biedermann, M W Jakubowski, J P Dunn, M Gamradt
A high-resolution imaging system, consisting of megapixel mid-IR and visible cameras along the same line of sight, has been prepared for the new W7-X stellarator and was operated during Operational Period 1.1 to view one of the five inboard graphite limiters. The radial line of sight, through a large diameter (184 mm clear aperture) uncoated sapphire window, couples a direct viewing 1344 × 784 pixel FLIR SC8303HD camera. A germanium beam-splitter sends visible light to a 1024 × 1024 pixel Allied Vision Technologies Prosilica GX1050 color camera...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909209/reuse-of-bituminous-pavements-a-mini-review-of-research-regulations-and-modelling
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REVIEW
Joke Anthonissen, Wim Van den Bergh, Johan Braet
Bituminous pavement can be recycled - even multiple times - by reusing it in new bituminous mixtures. If the mechanical properties of the binder get worse, this reclaimed asphalt is often used in the sub-structure of the road. Apparently, up till now, no end-of-life phase exists for the material. Actually, defining the end-of-life and the end-of-waste stage of a material is important for life cycle assessment modelling. Various standards and scientific studies on modelling life cycle assessment are known, but the crucial stages are not yet defined for reclaimed asphalt pavement...
November 30, 2016: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908781/heme-oxygenase-1-metabolite-biliverdin-not-iron-inhibits-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-replication
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Angke Zhang, Hong Duan, Na Li, Lijuan Zhao, Fengxing Pu, Baicheng Huang, Chunyan Wu, Yuchen Nan, Taofeng Du, Yang Mu, Qin Zhao, Yani Sun, Gaiping Zhang, Julian A Hiscox, En-Min Zhou, Shuqi Xiao
Porcinereproductiveandrespiratorysyndromevirus (PRRSV) causes significant economic losses to the pork industry worldwide. Previously, we demonstrated that heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) interferes with PRRSV replication. To elucidate the mechanisms involved, here we assess whether the HO-1 downstream metabolites biliverdin (BV) and/or iron mediate the HO-1 antiviral effect. We demonstrate a BV concentration-dependent suppression of PRRSV replication and show that virions are not directly inactivated by BV. Additionally, BV or N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) significantly reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in PRRSV-infected MARC-145 cells; however, because NAC did not reduce viral load, the BV antiviral effect is independent of decreased ROS levels...
November 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905283/comparative-analysis-of-serum-mineral-levels-and-parasite-load-in-goats-naturally-infected-with-gastrointestinal-nematodes
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Serap Ünübol Aypak, Süleyman Aypak, Hüseyin Voyvoda, Gülşen Güven, Evrim Dereli Fidan, Gamze Tosun, Mehmet Gültekin, Emrah Şimşek, Asude Gülçe Güler
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum mineral levels and parasite load in Saanen (n=37) and Damascus (n=13) goats, which were all approximately 2 months pregnant and naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. METHODS: To determine parasite concentration individually, fecal samples were taken from each goat, and the eggs per gram (EPG) of feces was detected via a modified McMaster technique. To investigate the possible effects of parasite concentration on serum mineral levels, blood was drawn from the goats and serum calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, nickel, and cadmium levels were measured via the ICP-OES technique...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903581/the-plasma-membrane-metal-ion-transporter-zip14-contributes-to-non-transferrin-bound-iron-uptake-by-human-%C3%AE-cells
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Richard Coffey, Mitchell D Knutson
The relationship between iron and β cell dysfunction has long been recognized as individuals with iron overload display an increased incidence of diabetes. This link is usually attributed to the accumulation of excess iron in β cells leading to cellular damage and impaired function. Yet, the molecular mechanism(s) by which human β cells take up iron has not been determined. In the present study, we assessed the contribution of the metal-ion transporters ZIP14, ZIP8, and DMT1 to iron uptake by human β cells...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891492/effect-of-magnetic-field-on-bone-healing-around-endosseous-implants-an-in-vivo-study
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Mahalakshmi Gujjalapudi, Chandrasekar Anam, Praveen Mamidi, Radha Chiluka, A Gautam Kumar, Ragini Bibinagar
INTRODUCTION: After implant placement, a stress-free healing period of 3-6 months is a pre-requisite to achieve good osseointegration. If this duration could be reduced, the patients would feel happier. Eventhough, immediate loading of implants is a clinically feasible concept; it is not possible in certain situations. Few studies have shown that Static magnetic field is useful to promote bone formation faster after the bone is wounded. AIM: This pilot study was intended to evaluate the tissue response after implant placement under the influence of magnetic field...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890732/programmed-near-infrared-light-responsive-drug-delivery-system-for-combined-magnetic-tumor-targeting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-chemo-phototherapy
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Qianhua Feng, Yuanyuan Zhang, Wanxia Zhang, Yongwei Hao, Yongchao Wang, Hongling Zhang, Lin Hou, Zhenzhong Zhang
: In this study, an intelligent drug delivery system was developed by capping doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded hollow mesoporous CuS nanoparticles (HMCuS NPs) with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs). Under near infrared (NIR) light irradiation, the versatile HMCuS NPs could exploit the merits of both photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) simultaneously. Herein, the multifunctional IONPs as gatekeeper with the enhanced capping efficiency were supposed to realize "zero premature release" and minimize the adverse side effects during the drug delivery in vivo...
November 24, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884774/esponsive-multifunctional-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-for-elastic-matrix-regenerative-repair
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Balakrishnan Sivaraman, Ganesh Swaminathan, Lee Moore, Jonathan Fox, Dhruv Seshadri, Shataakshi Dahal, Ivan Stoilov, Maciej Zborowski, Robert Mecham, Anand Ramamurthi
: Arresting or regressing growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), localized expansions of the abdominal aorta are contingent on inhibiting chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)-2 and -9 that disrupt elastic matrix within the aortic wall, concurrent with providing a stimulus to augmenting inherently poor auto-regeneration of these matrix structures. In a recent study we demonstrated that localized, controlled and sustained delivery of doxycycline (DOX; a tetracycline-based antibiotic) from poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs), enhances elastic matrix deposition and MMP-inhibition at a fraction of the therapeutically effective oral dose...
November 21, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880013/on-demand-release-of-hydrosoluble-drugs-from-a-paramagnetic-porous-collagen-based-scaffold
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Simona Bettini, Valentina Bonfrate, Marta Madaghiele, Luca Salvatore, Zois Syrgiannis, Gabriele Giancane, Ludovico Valli
The specific design of a collagen scaffold containing iron oxide nanostructures capped by a TiO2 (anatase) layer is reported. The TiO2 shell is proposed with a dual role: as an innovative and biocompatible cross-linker agent, providing binding sites to the protein moiety, through the well-known TiO2 chemical affinity towards carboxyl groups, and as a protective surface layer from oxidation for the paramagnetic core. Simultaneously, the presence of the nanostructures confers to the collagen gel the sensitivity to an external stimulus, i...
November 23, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876448/magnetic-nanoparticles-for-precision-oncology-theranostic-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-image-guided-and-targeted-cancer-therapy
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Lei Zhu, Zhiyang Zhou, Hui Mao, Lily Yang
Recent advances in the development of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have shown promise in the development of new personalized therapeutic approaches for clinical management of cancer patients. The unique physicochemical properties of MNPs endow them with novel multifunctional capabilities for imaging, drug delivery and therapy, which are referred to as theranostics. To facilitate the translation of those theranostic MNPs into clinical applications, extensive efforts have been made on designing and improving biocompatibility, stability, safety, drug-loading ability, targeted delivery, imaging signal and thermal- or photodynamic response...
November 23, 2016: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873448/multibuilding-block-janus-synthesized-by-seed-mediated-self-assembly-for-enhanced-photothermal-effects-and-colored-brownian-motion-in-an-optical-trap
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Kanokwan Sansanaphongpricha, Michael C DeSantis, Hongwei Chen, Wei Cheng, Kai Sun, Bo Wen, Duxin Sun
The asymmetrical features and unique properties of multibuilding block Janus nanostructures (JNSs) provide superior functions for biomedical applications. However, their production process is very challenging. This problem has hampered the progress of JNS research and the exploration of their applications. In this study, an asymmetrical multibuilding block gold/iron oxide JNS has been generated to enhance photothermal effects and display colored Brownian motion in an optical trap. JNS is formed by seed-mediated self-assembly of nanoparticle-loaded thermocleavable micelles, where the hydrophobic backbones of the polymer are disrupted at high temperatures, resulting in secondary self-assembly and structural rearrangement...
November 22, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870961/design-and-construction-of-multifunctional-hyperbranched-polymers-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-for-both-targeting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-cancer-therapy
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Asemeh Mashhadi Malekzadeh, Ali Ramazani, Seyed Jamal Tabatabaei Rezaei, Hassan Niknejad
Magnetic drug targeting is a drug delivery strategy that can be used to improve the therapeutic efficiency on tumor cells and reduce the side effects on normal cells and tissues. The aim in this study is designing a novel multifunctional drug delivery system based on superparamagnetic nanoparticles for cancer therapy. Magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized by coprecipitation of iron oxide followed by coating with poly citric acid (PCA) dendritic macromolecules via bulk polymerization strategy. It was further surface-functionalized with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and then to achieve tumor cell targeting property, folic acid was further incorporated to the surface of prepared carriers via a facile coupling reaction between the hydroxyl end group of the PEG and the carboxyl group of folic acid...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867027/therapeutic-potential-of-hepcidin-the-master-regulator-of-iron-metabolism
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REVIEW
Daniel Vyoral, Jiri Petrak
Iron is an essential biogenic element for both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In humans iron is present in hundreds of different metalloproteins. The peptide hormone hepcidin serves as a master regulator of iron homeostasis on the level of single cells and whole organism - by altering cell surface expression of cellular iron exporter - protein ferroportin. Altered levels of extracellular hepcidin lead to pathological conditions such as hemochromatosis and iron loading or, on the other side, iron restrictive anemias...
November 17, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863656/engineering-thermosensitive-liposome-nanoparticle-hybrids-loaded-with-doxorubicin-for-heat-triggered-drug-release
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Zahraa Al-Ahmady, Neus Lozano, Kuo-Ching Mei, Wafa' T Al-Jamal, Kostas Kostarelos
The engineering of responsive multifunctional delivery systems that combine therapeutic and diagnostic (theranostic) capabilities holds great promise and interest. We describe the design of thermosensitive liposome-nanoparticle (NP) hybrids that can modulate drug release in response to external heating stimulus. These hybrid systems were successfully engineered by the incorporation of gold, silver, and iron oxide NPs into the lipid bilayer of lysolipid-containing thermosensitive liposomes (LTSL). Structural characterization of LTSL-NP hybrids using cryo-EM and AFM revealed the incorporation of metallic NPs into the lipid membranes without compromising doxorubicin loading and retention capability...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860105/dehydrogenation-properties-of-fe-fe-c-and-fe-mg-additives-loaded-magnesium-hydride
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Pukazhselvan D, Narendar Nasani, Tao Yang, Igor Bdikin, Andrei V Kovalevsky, Duncan Paul Fagg
This study highlights that Fe additive offers better catalytic properties than carbon, Fe-C (iron carbide/carbon composites) and Fe-Mg (Mg2FeH6) additives for the low temperature dehydrogenation of magnesium hydride. In-situ XRD study proves the formation of Mg2FeH6 phase in the iron additive loaded MgH2. Nonetheless, DSC study suggests that this Mg2FeH6 phase does not present any catalytic influence for MgH2. On the other hand, the composite system Mg2FeH6/MgH2 shows significantly improved dehydrogenation properties even in absence of further additives...
November 17, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853587/magnetic-resonance-and-ultrasound-contrast-imaging-of-polymer-shelled-microbubbles-loaded-with-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Claudia Sciallero, Luca Balbi, Gaio Paradossi, Andrea Trucco
Dual-mode contrast agents (CAs) have great potential for improving diagnostics. However, the effectiveness of CAs is strictly related to both the solution adopted to merge the two agents into a single probe unit, and the ratio between the two agents. In this study, two dual-mode CAs for simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound imaging (UI) were assessed. For this purpose, different densities of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) were anchored to the external surface of polymer-shelled microbubbles (MBs) or were physically entrapped into the shell...
August 2016: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853501/evaluation-of-iron-deposition-in-the-adrenal-glands-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-patients-using-3-tesla-mri
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Tevfik Guzelbey, Bengi Gurses, Erman Ozturk, Olcay Ozveren, Aysegul Sarsilmaz, Ebru Karasu
BACKGROUND: Beta-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients need blood transfusions, which result in iron deposition. To regulate chelation therapy, iron load has to be measured. With MRI, the amount of signal loss and T2* decay time shortening are used for iron quantification. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to measure adrenal iron load with T2* relaxometry using MRI, and to compare it with liver and cardiac iron and serum ferritin, and to find out whether adrenal iron could be predicted from those parameters...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836284/tungstate-vi-sorption-on-hematite-an-in-situ-atr-ftir-probe-on-the-mechanism
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Sudipta Rakshit, Bryan Sallman, Athénais Davantés, Grégory Lefèvre
Owing to the suspected toxicity and carcinogenicity of tungstate (VI) oxyanions [i.e. mono tungstate and several polytungstate, generally represented by W (VI)], the environmental fate of W (VI) has been widely studied. Sorption is regarded as a major mechanism by which W (VI) species are retained in the solid/water interface. Iron (hydr)oxides have been considered important environmental sinks for W (VI) species. Here we report sorption mechanisms of W (VI) on a common iron oxide mineral-hematite under environmentally relevant solution properties using in situ attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopic probes...
November 8, 2016: Chemosphere
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