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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156631/morphology-and-mechanical-properties-of-polyimide-films-the-effects-of-uv-irradiation-on-microscale-surface
#1
Changzi Qu, Junsong Hu, Xing Liu, Zheng Li, Yanhuai Ding
As an attractive dielectric material, polyimide has been widely used in the field of electronics, aerospace, and automobiles due to its useful mechanical properties and good chemical resistance. UV irradiation was considered to be the main factor related to the damage and failure of polyimide. Here the effects of UV irradiation on the surface morphology and microscale mechanical properties of polyimide films are characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The surface roughness of the UV-irradiated samples developed and the mechanical properties degraded with the radiation dose increased...
November 20, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156622/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
#2
REVIEW
Anastasia Papagrigoraki, Martina Maurelli, Micol Del Giglio, Paolo Gisondi, Giampiero Girolomoni
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are extremely oxidant and biologically reactive compounds, which form through oxidation of sugars, lipids and amino acids to create aldehydes that bind covalently to proteins. AGEs formation and accumulation in human tissues is a physiological process during ageing but it is enhanced in case of persistent hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and oxidative or carbonyl stress, which are common in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. Exogenous AGEs may derive from foods, UV irradiation and cigarette smoking...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156612/leishmanicidal-activity-of-biogenic-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-nanoparticles
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Mehrdad Khatami, Hajar Alijani, Iraj Sharifi, Fatemeh Sharifi, Shahram Pourseyedi, Sam Kharazi, Marcos Augusto Lima Nobre, Manouchehr Khatami
Abstract: Due to the multiplicity of useful applications of metal oxide nanoparticles (ONPs) in medicine are growing exponentially, in this study, Fe₃O₄ (iron oxide) nanoparticles (IONPs) were biosynthesized using Rosemary to evaluate the leishmanicidal efficiency of green synthesized IONPs. This is the first report of the leishmanicidal efficiency of green synthesized IONPs against Leishmania major. The resulting biosynthesized IONPs were characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
November 20, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156601/acute-toxicity-and-ecological-risk-assessment-of-benzophenone-3-bp-3-and-benzophenone-4-bp-4-in-ultraviolet-uv-filters
#4
Yang Du, Wen-Qian Wang, Zhou-Tao Pei, Fahmi Ahmad, Rou-Rou Xu, Yi-Min Zhang, Li-Wei Sun
Ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing chemicals (UV filters) are used in personal care products for the protection of human skin and hair from damage by UV radiation. Although these substances are released into the environment in the production and consumption processes, little is known about their ecotoxicology effects. The acute toxicity and potential ecological risk of UV filters benzophenone-3 (BP-3) and benzophenone-4 (BP-4) on Chlorella vulgaris, Daphnia magna, and Brachydanio rerio were analyzed in the present study...
November 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156554/a-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-assay-method-for-the-determination-of-lidocaine-in-human-serum
#5
Hamdah M Al Nebaihi, Matthew Primrose, James S Green, Dion R Brocks
Here we report on the development of a selective and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of lidocaine in human serum. The extraction of lidocaine and procainamide (internal standard) from serum (0.25 mL) was achieved using diethyl ether under alkaline conditions. After liquid-liquid extraction, the separation of analytes was accomplished using reverse phase extraction. The mobile phase, a combination of acetonitrile and monobasic potassium phosphate, was pumped isocratically through a C18 analytical column...
November 18, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156351/benzamide-porphyrins-with-directly-conjugated-and-distal-pyridyl-or-pyridinium-groups-substituted-to-the-porphyrin-macrocycles-study-of-the-photosensitising-abilities-as-inducers-of-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells-under-photodynamic-conditions
#6
Devashish Sengupta, Zeaul Hoque Mazumdar, Avinaba Mukherjee, Debdulal Sharma, Amit Kumar Halder, Samita Basu, Tarun Jha
Amphiphilic porphyrin photosensitisers (PSs) having combinations of directly substituted pyridyl group(s) at the meso-position of a porphyrin macrocycle, and/or indirectly linked pyridyl groups as benzamide derivatives are reported. The compounds 5,10,15,20-tetrakis-(4-pyridylbenzamide)porphyrin (A.2), 5,10,15,20-tetra[N-(pyridine-4-yl)benzamidium] porphyrin (A.3), 5-mono-(4-pyridyl)-10,15,20-tris-(4-pyridylbenzamide)porphyrin (B.2) and 5-mono-(4-methylpyridinium)-10,15,20-tris-(4-pyridiniumbenzamide)porphyrin (B...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156349/biopolymer-gelatin-coated-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-showed-high-antibacterial-antibiofilm-and-anti-angiogenic-activity
#7
Mani Divya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Muthukumar Abinaya, Sekar Vijayakumar, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The use of natural polymers in drug design plays an important role in biomedical applications. Combinations of nanoparticles (NPs) and biopolymers have been shown to be useful for many purposes. This study focused on gelatin-coated zinc oxide NPs synthesized by co-precipitation. The particles were characterized by UV-Vis spectrum, showing a main peak at 375nm. The stability and crystalline nature of the particles was evaluated by Zeta potential and X-ray diffraction analysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) revealed the possible functional groups of Ge-ZnO NPs, with strong bands at 3851, 3447, and 2923cm(-1)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156345/the-extended-production-of-uv-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-in-l929-fibroblasts-is-attenuated-by-posttreatment-with-arrabidaea-chica-through-scavenging-mechanisms
#8
Fabianne Martins Ribeiro, Hélito Volpato, Danielle Lazarin-Bidóia, Vânia Cristina Desoti, Rebeca Oliveira de Souza, Maria José Vieira Fonseca, Tânia Ueda-Nakamura, Celso Vataru Nakamura, Sueli de Oliveira Silva
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure causes various injurious effects to human skin by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excessive ROS production can lead to oxidative stress which may damage cellular components like lipids and proteins and causing photoaging. The use of natural photochemopreventive agents with antioxidant properties is an important alternative to improve the effectiveness of sunscreens and reduce skin photodamage. A crude extract (CE) from the leaves of Arrabidaea chica underwent partition by a liquid-liquid method...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156313/synthesis-spectroscopic-and-td-dft-quantum-mechanical-study-of-azo-azomethine-dyes-a-laser-induced-trans-cis-trans-photoisomerization-cycle
#9
Anton Georgiev, Anton Kostadinov, Deyan Ivanov, Deyan Dimov, Simeon Stoyanov, Lian Nedelchev, Dimana Nazarova, Denitsa Yancheva
This paper describes the synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and quantum mechanical calculations of three azo-azomethine dyes. The dyes were synthesized via condensation reaction between 4-(dimethylamino)benzaldehyde and three different 4-aminobenzene azo dyes. Quantum chemical calculations on the optimized molecular geometry and electron densities of the trans (E) and cis (Z) isomers and their vibrational frequencies have been computed by using DFT/B3LYP density-functional theory with 6-311++G(d,p) basis set in vacuo...
November 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156293/fe-iii-sulfide-interaction-in-globins-characterization-and-quest-for-a-putative-fe-iv-sulfide-species
#10
Augustin C Mot, Cristina Bischin, Grigore Damian, Amr A A Attia, Emese Gal, Nicoleta Dina, Nicolae Leopold, Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu
The present study reports findings regarding the contrast between H2S interaction with bovine hemoglobin (Hb) and horse heart myoglobin (Mb), in terms of binding and dissociation kinetics, affinities, and mechanism. At pH9.5, oxidation of ferric-sulfide adducts in presence of no free sulfide, using hexachloroiridate as oxidant is examined using stopped-flow UV-vis, EPR, vibrational spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Oxidation of the ferric-sulfide adduct in such conditions occurs with a putative unstable Fe(IV)-sulfide adduct as intermediate that finally leads to a paramagnetic ferric species with distinct EPR features...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156273/contribution-of-sun-exposure-to-the-vitamin-d-dose-received-by-various-groups-of-the-spanish-population
#11
Maria-Antonia Serrano
Although the harmful effects of excessive exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation are well known, the recommended dose of UV radiation is beneficial for the synthesis of vitamin D by the skin, in addition to being useful in the treatment of various illnesses and mental problems. Numerous studies have shown that vitamin D performs important functions in the human organism, such as absorbing calcium and phosphorous and contributing to the immune system, among others. Several studies have found that a high percentage of various groups of the Spanish population suffer from vitamin D deficiency, and since very few natural foods contain vitamin D, it was considered important to determine whether groups such as schoolchildren, outdoor workers and athletes, receive enough solar radiation to produce adequate levels of vitamin D in their daily activities...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156218/use-of-luminescent-gunshot-residues-markers-in-forensic-context-part-ii
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A M Arouca, M A M Lucena, R J Rossiter, M Talhavini, I T Weber
Gunshot residues (GSR) are important physical evidence in firearm-related crimes. Recently developed non-toxic ammunition, however, requires a new methodology for its characterization. To overcome this drawback, the introduction of noncommercial luminescent markers in ammunition was proposed. These markers, synthesized and added to the gunpowder, presented as a versatile tool for GSR analysis, since they require UV radiation alone to visualize the luminescent GSR (LGSR). This has opened up new perspectives for understanding GSR behavior at a crime scene...
November 6, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155820/mass-spectrometry-based-quantification-of-the-cellular-response-to-ultraviolet-radiation-in-hela-cells
#13
Hong Xu, Xuanyi Chen, Nanjiao Ying, Meixia Wang, Xiaoli Xu, Rongyi Shi, Yuejin Hua
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is a common form of DNA damage that can cause pyrimidine dimers between DNA, which can cause gene mutations, even double-strand breaks and threaten genome stability. If DNA repair systems default their roles at this stage, the organism can be damaged and result in disease, especially cancer. To better understand the cellular response to this form of damage, we applied highly sensitive mass spectrometry to perform comparative proteomics of phosphorylation in HeLa cells. A total of 4367 phosphorylation sites in 2100 proteins were identified, many of which had not been reported previously...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155787/synthesis-of-core-shell-lanthanide-doped-upconversion-nanocrystals-for-cellular-applications
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Xiangzhao Ai, Linna Lyu, Jing Mu, Ming Hu, Zhimin Wang, Bengang Xing
Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanocrystals (UCNs) have attracted much attention in recent years based on their promising and controllable optical properties, which allow for the absorption of near-infrared (NIR) light and can subsequently convert it into multiplexed emissions that span over a broad range of regions from the UV to the visible to the NIR. This article presents detailed experimental procedures for high-temperature co-precipitation synthesis of core-shell UCNs that incorporate different lanthanide ions into nanocrystals for efficiently converting deep-tissue penetrable NIR excitation (808 nm) into a strong blue emission at 480 nm...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155761/advanced-confocal-microscopy-techniques-to-study-protein-protein-interactions-and-kinetics-at-dna-lesions
#15
Soňa Legartová, Jana Suchánková, Jana Krejčí, Alena Kovaříková, Eva Bártová
Local microirradiation with lasers represents a useful tool for studies of DNA-repair-related processes in live cells. Here, we describe a methodological approach to analyzing protein kinetics at DNA lesions over time or protein-protein interactions on locally microirradiated chromatin. We also show how to recognize individual phases of the cell cycle using the Fucci cellular system to study cell-cycle-dependent protein kinetics at DNA lesions. A methodological description of the use of two UV lasers (355 nm and 405 nm) to induce different types of DNA damage is also presented...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155737/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-ruthenium-based-mitochondrial-calcium-uptake-inhibitor
#16
Sarah R Nathan, Justin J Wilson
We detail the synthesis and purification of a mitochondrial calcium uptake inhibitor, [(OH2)(NH3)4Ru(µ-O)Ru(NH3)4(OH2)](5+). The optimized synthesis of this compound commences from [Ru(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 in 1 M NH4OH in a closed container, yielding a green solution. Purification is accomplished with cation-exchange chromatography. This compound is characterized and verified to be pure by UV-vis and IR spectroscopy. The mitochondrial calcium uptake inhibitory properties are assessed in permeabilized HeLa cells by fluorescence spectroscopy...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155596/photoinduced-copper-promoted-regio-and-stereoselective-decarboxylative-alkylation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-unsaturated-acids-with-alkyl-iodides
#17
Chao Wang, Yingjie Lei, Mengzhun Guo, Qinyu Shang, Hong Liu, Zhaoqing Xu, Rui Wang
The first example of UV light-induced, copper-catalyzed regio- and stereoselective decarboxylative coupling of α,β-unsaturated acids with alkyl iodides was reported. Under standard conditions, the 1°, 2°, and 3° alkyl iodides proceeded smoothly with the E-selective alkenes obtained in uniformly good yields and high stereoselectivities.
November 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155569/redox-behavior-of-a-dinuclear-ruthenium-ii-complex-bearing-an-uncommon-bridging-ligand-insights-from-high-pressure-electrochemistry
#18
Maximilian Dürr, Johannes Klein, Axel Kahnt, Sabine Becker, Ralph Puchta, Biprajit Sarkar, Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović
A dinuclear ruthenium complex bridged by 2,3,5,6-pyrazinetetracarboxylic acid (μ-LH2(2-)) was synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography, cyclic voltammetry under ambient and elevated pressures, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and UV/vis-NIR (NIR = near-infrared) spectroelectrochemistry, pulse radiolysis, and computational methods. We probed for the first time in the field of mixed-valency the use of high-pressure electrochemical methods. The investigations were directed toward the influence of the protonation state of the bridging ligand on the electronic communication between the ruthenium ions, since such behavior is interesting in terms of modulating redox chemistry by pH...
November 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155557/wearable-nanoplasmonic-patch-detecting-sun-uv-exposure
#19
Jessica G Barajas-Carmona, Leydi Francisco-Aldana, Eden Morales-Narváez
Sun exposure is known to yield beneficial health outcomes, including synthesis of adequate levels of vitamin D, beneficial modulation of blood pressure and is a valuable factor in mental health care. However, the increasing incidence of sun/UV exposure-related illness, such as skin cancer, is seriously concerning public health authorities as well as the scientific community. Consequently, moderate sun/UV exposure is strongly recommended. A wearable nanoplasmonic patch whose original color changes upon sun exposure due to its UV-responsive capabilities that are visually detectable has been engineered...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155549/icephobic-behavior-of-uv-cured-polymer-networks-incorporated-into-slippery-lubricant-infused-porous-surfaces-improving-slips-durability
#20
Matthew J Coady, Michael Wood, Gregory Q Wallace, Kent E Nielsen, Anne-Marie Kietzig, François Lagugné-Labarthet, Paul J Ragogna
Ice accretion causes damage on power generation infrastructure, leading to mechanical failure. Icephobic materials are being researched so that ice buildup on these surfaces will be shed before the weight of the ice causes catastrophic damage. Recently, lubricated materials showed the lowest recorded forces of ice adhesion, and therefore lubricated materials are considered the state-of-the-art. Slippery lubricant-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) are one type of such materials. SLIPS are initially very effective at repelling ice, but the trapped fluid layer that affords their icephobic properties is depleted by repeated ice removal...
November 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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