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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110496/heterogenic-response-of-prokaryotes-toward-silver-nanoparticles-and-ions-is-facilitated-by-phenotypes-and-attachment-of-silver-aggregates-to-cell-surfaces
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Yuting Guo, Hans J Stärk, Gerd Hause, Matthias Schmidt, Hauke Harms, Lukas Y Wick, Susann Müller
Tons of anthropogenic silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are assumed to be released into the environment due to their use in many consumer products. AgNPs are known to be toxic toward microorganisms and thus may harm their specific functions in ecosystems. Here we explore the impact of AgNPs on functioning of single cells in microbial populations at doses typically found in anthropogenic environments. The response of single cells to AgNPs was analyzed by flow cytometry and using the fluorescent dyes propidium iodide and DiBAC4 (3) as markers for cell membrane disintegration and depolarization, respectively...
January 22, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110452/comparison-of-trace-elements-in-size-fractionated-particles-in-two-communities-with-contrasting-socioeconomic-status-in-houston-tx
#2
Inkyu Han, Yuncan Guo, Masoud Afshar, Thomas H Stock, Elaine Symanski
Levels of ambient air pollutants, including particulate matter (PM), are often higher in low-socioeconomic status (SES) communities than in high-SES communities. Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA and is home to a large petrochemical industry, an active port, and congested roadways, which represent significant emission sources of air pollution in the region. To compare levels of air pollution between a low-SES and a high-SES community, we simultaneously collected a 7-day integrated size-fractionated PM between June 2013 and November 2013...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110445/non-invasive-photodynamic-therapy-in-brain-cancer-by-use-of-tb-3-doped-laf3-nanoparticles-in-combination-with-photosensitizer-through-x-ray-irradiation-a-proof-of-concept-study
#3
Min-Hua Chen, Yi-Jhen Jenh, Sheng-Kai Wu, Yo-Shen Chen, Nobutaka Hanagata, Feng-Huei Lin
The use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of brain cancer has produced exciting results in clinical trials over the past decade. PDT is based on the concept that a photosensitizer exposed to a specific light wavelength produces the predominant cytotoxic agent, to destroy tumor cells. However, delivering an efficient light source to the brain tumor site is still a challenge. The light source should be delivered by placing external optical fibers into the brain at the time of surgical debulking of the tumor...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110329/lung-nodule-with-increasing-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-lung-carcinoma-and-talc-pleurodesis-evaluated-by-ebus-tbna-on-site-assessment
#4
Elizabeth M Kurian
BACKGROUND: Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an indicator of potential malignancy or infection. Patients with a history of talc pleurodesis can develop pleural or lung parenchymal nodules/talcomas. In these patients, talc-associated (non-malignancy-related) FDG uptake may occur over years. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old female presented with a past medical history significant for resected non-small-cell lung cancer and was treated with chemotherapy/radiation...
January 21, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110253/synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-ag-nps-for-anticancer-activities-mcf-7-breast-and-a549-lung-cell-lines-of-the-crude-extract-of-syzygium-aromaticum
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K Venugopal, H A Rather, K Rajagopal, M P Shanthi, K Sheriff, M Illiyas, R A Rather, E Manikandan, S Uvarajan, M Bhaskar, M Maaza
In the present report, silver nanoparticles were synthesized using Piper nigrum extract for in vitro cytotoxicity efficacy against MCF-7 and HEP-2 cells. The silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were formed within 20min and after preliminarily confirmation by UV-Visible spectroscopy (strong peak observed at ~441nm), they were characterized by using FT-IR and HR-TEM. The TEM images show spherical shape of biosynthesized AgNPs with particle size in the range 5-40nm while as compositional analysis were observed by EDAX...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110182/a-large-taper-mismatch-is-one-of-the-key-factors-behind-high-wear-rates-and-failure-at-the-taper-junction-of-total-hip-replacements-a-finite-element-wear-analysis
#6
Ariyan Ashkanfar, David J Langton, Thomas J Joyce
Total hip replacement (THR) is one of the most successful orthopaedic surgeries; however, failures can occur due to adverse reactions to wear debris. Recently, a large number of failures linked to the release of metal particles from the taper junction between femoral head and femoral stem have been reported. One possible reason for this may be design variations such as taper mismatches associated with the taper and trunnion angles. Could a large taper mismatch lead to inappropriate contact mechanics and increase relative micromotion and thus wear? In this study, 3D finite element (FE) models of a commercial THR from a perfectly matched interface to large taper mismatches and a wear algorithm were used to investigate the extent of wear that could occur at this junction and identify the optimum tolerances in order to reduce the wear...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110170/tailoring-polymeric-hybrid-micelles-with-lymph-node-targeting-ability-to-improve-the-potency-of-cancer-vaccines
#7
Qin Zeng, Hanmei Li, Hao Jiang, Jiao Yu, Ying Wang, Huan Ke, Tao Gong, Zhirong Zhang, Xun Sun
It has been widely accepted that lymph nodes (LNs) are critical targets of cancer vaccines and particles sized between 10 and 100 nm with a neutral or negative surface charge are preferred for lymphatic transfer after subcutaneous or intradermal injection. However their limited uptake by antigen presenting cells (APCs) and inadequate retention within LNs undoubtedly restrains their strength on activating T cell immunity. Here, we address this issue by tailoring the physicochemical properties of polymeric hybrid micelles (HMs), which are self-assembled from two amphiphilic diblock copolymers, poly-(ethylene glycol) phosphorethanolamine (PEG-PE) and polyethylenimine-stearic acid conjugate (PSA) via hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions...
January 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110149/treatment-of-model-and-galvanic-waste-solutions-of-copper-ii-ions-using-a-lignin-inorganic-oxide-hybrid-as-an-effective-sorbent
#8
Filip Ciesielczyk, Przemysław Bartczak, Łukasz Klapiszewski, Teofil Jesionowski
A study was made concerning the removal of copper(II) ions from model and galvanic waste solutions using a new sorption material consisting of lignin in combination with an inorganic oxide system. Specific physicochemical properties of the material resulted from combining the activity of the functional groups present in the structure of lignin with the high surface area of the synthesized oxide system (585m(2)/g). Analysis of the porous structure parameters, particle size and morphology, elemental composition and characteristic functional groups confirmed the effective synthesis of the new type of sorbent...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110115/application-of-an-ecosystem-model-to-evaluate-the-importance-of-different-processes-and-food-web-structure-for-transfer-of-13-elements-in-a-shallow-lake
#9
L Konovalenko, C Bradshaw, E Andersson, U Kautsky
In environmental risk assessments of nuclear waste, there is need to estimate the potential risks of a large number of radionuclides over a long time period during which the environment is likely to change. Usually concentration ratios (CRs) are used to calculate the activity concentrations in organisms. However, CRs are not available for all radionuclides and they are not easily scalable to the varying environment. Here, an ecosystem transport model of elements, which estimates concentrations in organisms using carbon flows and food transfer instead of CR is presented...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110061/droplet-based-characterization-of-surfactant-efficacy-in-colloidal-stabilization-of-carbon-black-in-nonpolar-solvents
#10
Blake J Bleier, Benjamin A Yezer, Ben J Freireich, Shelley L Anna, Lynn M Walker
Development of an electrostatic stabilization mechanism for colloidal suspensions in nonpolar fluids requires an improved understanding of the interactions between the inverse micelles and particles as well as the roles that steric and electrostatic effects play. A droplet-based millifluidic device is designed and used to investigate the stabilization effects of surfactants on colloidal suspensions. A system containing carbon black and the surfactant OLOA 11000 suspended in dodecane is chosen as a well-characterized system to study sedimentation quantitatively...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110057/real-life-outcomes-for-patients-with-asthma-prescribed-spacers-for-use-with-either-extrafine-or-fine-particle-inhaled-corticosteroids
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Theresa W Guilbert, Gene Colice, Jonathan Grigg, Wim van Aalderen, Richard J Martin, Elliot Israel, Dirkje S Postma, Nicolas Roche, Wanda Phipatanakul, Elizabeth V Hillyer, Jennifer M Evans, Myrna B Dolovich, David B Price
BACKGROUND: Spacers are often used with pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) to eliminate the need for coordinating inhalation with actuation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the real-life effectiveness of spacers prescribed for use with either extrafine- or fine-particle inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). METHODS: This historical matched cohort study examined anonymous medical record data over 2 years (1-year baseline, 1-year outcome) for patients with asthma aged 12 to 80 years initiating ICSs by pMDI with or without prescribed spacer...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110047/are-cuo-nanoparticles-effects-on-hemocytes-of-the-marine-scallop-chlamys-farreri-caused-by-particles-and-or-corresponding-released-ions
#12
Xuemei Sun, Bijuan Chen, Bin Xia, Qian Han, Lin Zhu, Keming Qu
Manufactured nanoparticles (NPs) have become emerging pollutants and attracted extensive concern about their potential effects on the marine environment. However, the contribution of particles and their corresponding released ions to the overall toxicity of CuO NPs is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the toxicological effects of CuO NPs and their corresponding released ions on the hemocytes of Chlamys farreri. Both copper species induced membrane damage, and increased lysosome contents in hemocytes...
January 19, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110040/doxorubicin-and-paclitaxel-co-bound-lactosylated-albumin-nanoparticles-having-targetability-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Le Quang Thao, Changkyu Lee, Bomi Kim, Sungin Lee, Tae Hwan Kim, Jong Oh Kim, Eun Seong Lee, Kyung Taek Oh, Han-Gon Choi, Sun Dong Yoo, Yu Seok Youn
Anticancer drug targeting to liver asialoglycoprotein receptors (ASGPR) is viewed as a good approach for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment. Lactose residue is a promising ASGPR ligand due to its high receptor affinity. Herein, we introduce doxorubicin and paclitaxel co-bound lactosylated albumin (Lac-BSA) nanoparticles (Dox/Pac Lac-BSA NPs) with good liver targetability. Lac-BSA was synthesized by conjugating lactobionic acid to naïve BSA then characterized by mass spectrometry. Dox/Pac Lac-BSA NPs were fabricated utilizing high-pressure homogenization and evaporation with Nab(®) (nanoparticle albumin bound) technology...
January 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110038/enhancement-of-magnetofection-efficiency-using-chitosan-coated-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-and-calf-thymus-dna
#14
Z Sohrabijam, M Saeidifar, A Zamanian
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MNPs) were prepared and coated with chitosan (CS). The chitosan-magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (CS-MNPs) were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), and the morphology of the particles was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Our findings show that the magnetic particles were monodisperse (10nm mean diameter) and exhibited superparamagnetic behavior. The interaction between the particles and calf-thymus DNA (DNA) in physiological buffer was studied with UV-vis, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy and zeta potential...
January 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110014/nanosilver-as-a-disinfectant-in-dental-unit-waterlines-assessment-of-the-physicochemical-transformations-of-the-agnps
#15
Alireza Gitipour, Souhail R Al-Abed, Stephen W Thiel, Kirk G Scheckel, Thabet Tolaymat
Dental unit water lines (DUWL) are susceptible to biofilm development and bacterial growth leading to water contamination, causing health and ecological effects. This study monitors the interactions between a commonly used nanosilver disinfectant (ASAP-AGX-32, an antimicrobial cleaner for dental units, 0.0032% Ag) and biofilm development in DUWL. To simulate the disinfection scenario, an in-house DUWL model was assembled and biofilm accumulation was allowed. Subsequent to biofilm development, the disinfection process was performed according to the manufacturer's instructions...
January 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109898/composite-particles-based-on-particle-engineering-for-direct-compaction
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REVIEW
Zhe Li, Xiao Lin, Lan Shen, YanLong Hong, Yi Feng
Direct compaction (DC) is the preferred method for tablet production. However, only a minority of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) can be truly manufactured into tablets by DC so far due to that most of APIs lack sufficient functional properties required for DC. Particle engineering with co-processing provides a promising way to obtain various composite API and/or excipient particles with markedly improved functional properties, which makes successful tableting of them by DC possible. This review, as an informative update and supplement, covers the improvement of functional properties of composite API and/or excipient particles via co-processing based on recent developments and researches in the area of particle engineering for DC...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109815/a-novel-biocompatible-drug-delivery-system-of-chitosan-temozolomide-nanoparticles-loaded-pcl-pu-nanofibers-for-sustained-delivery-of-temozolomide
#17
Mohammad Irani, Gity Mir Mohamad Sadeghi, Ismaeil Haririan
In the present study, the anticancer drug temozolomide (TMZ) was initially loaded into the chitosan (CS) nanoparticles and synthesized CS/TMZ nanoparticles were incorporated into the synthesized poly (ε-caprolactone diol) based polyurethane (PCL-Diol-b-PU) nanofibers. The synthesized nanoparticles and nanofibers were characterized using dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The obtained results revealed that the CS/TMZ nanoparticles were successfully embedded into the PCL-Diol-b-PU nanofibers...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109773/exploring-polyvinylpyrrolidone-in-the-engineering-of-large-porous-plga-microparticles-via-single-emulsion-method-with-tunable-sustained-release-in-the-lung-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization
#18
Rui Ni, Uwe Muenster, Jing Zhao, Lan Zhang, Eva-Maria Becker-Pelster, Martin Rosenbruch, Shirui Mao
Sustained pulmonary drug delivery is regarded as an effective strategy for local treatment of chronic lung diseases. Despite of the progress made so far, there remains a need for respirable drug loaded porous microparticles, where porosity of the microparticles can be readily engineered during the preparation process, with tunable sustained drug release upon lung deposition. In this work, polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) was used as a novel porogen to engineer PLGA-based large porous particles (LPPs) using single emulsion method, with fine tuning of the porosity, sustained drug release both in vitro and in vivo...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109755/construction-of-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-mediated-tomato-black-ring-virus-infectious-cdna-clones
#19
Aleksandra Zarzyńska-Nowak, Inmaculada Ferriol, Bryce W Falk, Natasza Borodynko-Filas, Beata Hasiów-Jaroszewska
Tomato black ring virus (TBRV, genus Nepovirus) infects a wide range of economically important plants such as tomato, potato, tobacco and cucumber. Here, a successful construction of infectious full-length cDNA clones of the TBRV genomic RNAs (RNA1 and RNA2) is reported for the first time. The engineered constructs consisting of PCR-amplified DNAs were cloned into binary vector pJL89 immediately downstream of a double Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) 35S promoter, and upstream of the Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) ribozyme and nopaline synthase terminator (NOS)...
January 18, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109707/potential-risk-of-repeated-nasal-vaccination-that-induces-allergic-reaction-with-mucosal-ige-and-airway-eosinophilic-infiltration-in-cynomolgus-macaques-infected-with-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus
#20
Misako Nakayama, Yasushi Itoh, Shintaro Shichinohe, Rumi Nakabayashi, Hirohito Ishigaki, Yoshihiro Sakoda, Quynh Mai Le, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Hiroshi Kida, Kazumasa Ogasawara
The efficacy and detrimental effect of mucosal vaccination with an inactivated influenza vaccine were examined in a macaque model by intranasal administration with small amounts of inactivated whole virus particles and challenge by a human-derived H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infection. Repeated nasal inoculation with the whole particle vaccine of an inactivated virus, A/duck/Hokkaido/Vac-3/2007 (H5N1) (Vac-3), induced antigen-specific IgA and IgG antibody production in nasal swabs and plasma...
January 18, 2017: Vaccine
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