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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945037/-purification-and-cytotoxicity-of-glycoprotein-isolated-from-dendrobium-huoshanense
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Hui Deng, Nai-Dong Chen, Jun Dai, Nai-Fu Chen
Dendrobium huoshanense is a rare traditional Chinese medicinal herb, and the anti-tumor activity of its polysaccharides is a research hotspot in traditional Chinese medicine resources domain. This study aims to explore the material basis for the anti-tumor activity of polysaccharide. D. huoshanense was used as raw material in the experiment, and the different protein components were obtained through low salt solution extraction and ammonium sulfate fractional precipitation. Then glycoprotein components were determined by SDS-PAGE electrophoresis staining, and were further isolated and purified by DEAE ion column and Sephadex gel column...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945033/-preparation-and-evaluation-of-gastric-adhesive-floating-pellets-for-bolo-leaf-phenols
#2
Ya-Li He, Ying Li, Dan-Dan Yang, Chun-Yan Zhu
Gastric adhesive-floating pellets for Bolo leaf phenols (BLP) were prepared by extrusion-spheronization method, with chitosan as skeleton bioadhesive material, and stearyl alcohol as help-bleaching agent to evaluate its in vitro adhesivity, floatability and in vivo retention situation, and investigate its in vitro release characteristics. The in vitro adhesivity and floatability were evaluated respectively by in vitro tissue retention method and visual observation method. The retention of pellets in rats was investigated by in vivo tissue retention method and in vivo imaging of small animals...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945031/-correlation-research-of-photosynthetic-characteristics-and-medicinal-materials-production-with-4-uncariae-cum-uncis
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Min Luo, Zhi-Qin Song, Ping-Fei Yang, Hai Liu, Zai-Gang Yang, Ming-Kai Wu
Using four Uncariae Cum Uncis materials including Uncaria sinensis (HGT), U. hirsutea (MGT), Jianhe U. rhynchophylla (JHGT) and U. rhynchophylla(GT) as the research objects, the correlations between medicinal materials' yield and photosynthetic ecophysiology-factors in the plant exuberant growth period were studied. Results showed that the Uncaria plants net photosynthetic rate (Pn) changed by unimodal curve. There was not "midday depression" phenomenon. There was a different relationship among the photosynthetic ecophysiology-factors and between photosynthetic ecophysiology-factors and medicinal materials' yield...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945025/-dna-marker-assisted-selection-of-medicinal-plants-%C3%A2-breeding-research-of-disease-resistant-cultivars-of-panax-notoginseng
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Lin-Lin Dong, Zhong-Jian Chen, Yong Wang, Fu-Gang Wei, Lian-Juan Zhang, Jiang Xu, Guang-Fei Wei, Rui Wang, Juan Yang, Wei-Lin Liu, Xi-Wen Li, Yu-Qi Yu, Shi-Lin Chen
DNA marker-assisted selection of medicinal plants is based on the DNA polymorphism, selects the DNA sequences related to the phenotypes such as high yields, superior quality, stress-resistance and so on according to the technologies of molecular hybridization, polymerase chain reaction and high-throughput sequencing, and assists the breeding of new cultivars. This study bred the first disease-resistant cultivar of notoginseng "Miaoxiang Kangqi 1" using the technology of DNA marker-assisted selection of medicinal plants and systematic breeding...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945009/biomechanical-regulation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-cardiovascular-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Kayla Henderson, Andrew D Sligar, Victoria P Le, Jason Lee, Aaron B Baker
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an appealing potential therapy for vascular diseases; however, many challenges remain in their clinical translation. While the use of biochemical, pharmacological, and substrate-mediated treatments to condition MSCs has been subjected to intense investigation, there has been far less exploration of using these treatments in combination with applied mechanical force for conditioning MSCs toward vascular phenotypes. This review summarizes the current understanding of the use of applied mechanical forces to differentiate MSCs into vascular cells and enhance their therapeutic potential for cardiovascular disease...
September 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945007/nonmineralized-and-mineralized-collagen-scaffolds-induce-differential-osteogenic-signaling-pathways-in-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Qi Zhou, Xiaoyan Ren, David Bischoff, Daniel W Weisgerber, Dean T Yamaguchi, Timothy A Miller, Brendan A C Harley, Justine C Lee
The instructive capabilities of extracellular matrix components in progenitor cell differentiation have recently generated significant interest in the development of bioinspired materials for regenerative applications. Previously, a correlation was described between the osteogenic capabilities of nanoparticulate mineralized collagen glycosaminoglycan scaffolds (MC-GAG) and an autogenous activation of small mothers against decapentaplegic ( Smad1/5) in the canonical bone morphogenetic protein receptor (BMPR) pathway with a diminished extracellular signal regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) activation when compared to nonmineralized collagen glycosaminoglycan scaffolds (Col-GAG)...
September 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944974/granulomatous-enteritis-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-associated-with-soya-bean-meal-regardless-of-water-dissolved-oxygen-level
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P Mosberian-Tanha, T Landsverk, C M Press, L T Mydland, J W Schrama, M Øverland
This study investigated morphological changes associated with soya bean meal-induced enteritis (SBMIE) in distal intestine (DI) of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed a soya bean meal (SBM)-based diet and exposed to normoxia or hypoxia created by optimal and low water flow rates, respectively. A 28-day adaption period was followed by a 42-day challenge period where 600 fish were subjected to dietary challenge and/or hypoxia. Twelve tanks each containing 50 juvenile trout were assigned randomly in triplicate to each treatment...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944817/recent-advances-in-the-synthesis-of-functional-materials-by-engineered-and-recombinant-living-cells
#8
Malte Winnacker
At the interface of materials science and synthetic biology, several concepts were recently developed for the production of functional materials by living cells. Selected recent strategies for this are highlighted here with a focus on bioactive, electronic and fluorescent materials.
September 25, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944814/one-step-detonation-assisted-synthesis-of-fe3o4-fe-bcnt-composite-towards-high-performance-lithium-ion-batteries
#9
Liyong Du, Chunxiao Xu, Jianjun Liu, Yazhu Lan, Pengwan Chen
An Fe3O4-Fe@BCNT composite was successfully synthesized via detonation of a mixture of hexogen (C3H6N6O6) and ferrocene (C10H10Fe), in which bamboo-like carbon nanotubes encapsulating iron nanoparticles attached to Fe3O4 flakes (up to 58.1%) were formed. In the detonation process, hexogen was used to generate high temperature and high pressure, while ferrocene was used as a carbon source and catalyst. The recovered Fe3O4-Fe@BCNT composite was characterized by TEM, SEM, XRD, XPS, and Raman spectroscopy. The results indicate that multi-walled carbon tubes with a bamboo-like structure are formed, in which iron nanoparticles are encapsulated...
September 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944813/transparent-amorphous-strontium-titanate-resistive-memories-with-transient-photo-response
#10
Taimur Ahmed, Sumeet Walia, Jeeson Kim, Hussein Nili, Rajesh Ramanathan, Edwin L H Mayes, Desmond W M Lau, Omid Kavehei, Vipul Bansal, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram
Transparent non-volatile memory devices are desirable for realizing visually-clear integrated systems for information storage. Optical transparency provides advantages in applications such as smart glass electronic devices and wearable electronics. However, achieving high transparency limits the choice of active layers as well as the electrodes; thereby, constraining device processing and performance. Here, we demonstrate bilayer transparent memory cells using room temperature deposited amorphous strontium titanate as the functional material and indium tin oxide electrodes...
September 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944805/stretchable-3d-lattice-conductors
#11
Tingyao Li, Yanhui Jiang, Kunhao Yu, Qiming Wang
3D architectures have been long harnessed to create lightweight yet strong cellular materials; however, the study regarding how 3D architectures facilitate the design of soft materials is at the incipient stage. Here, we demonstrate that 3D architectures can greatly facilitate the design of an intrinsically stretchable lattice conductor. We show that 3D architectures can be harnessed to enhance the overall stretchability of the soft conductors, reduce the effective density, enable resistive sensing of the large deformation of curved solids, and improve monitoring of a wastewater stream...
September 25, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944803/enhancement-of-hole-mobility-in-inse-monolayer-via-an-inse-and-black-phosphorus-heterostructure
#12
Yi-Min Ding, Jun-Jie Shi, Congxin Xia, Min Zhang, Juan Du, Pu Huang, Meng Wu, Hui Wang, Yu-Lang Cen, Shu-Hang Pan
To enhance the low hole mobility (∼40 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) of InSe monolayer, a novel two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterostructure made of InSe and black phosphorus (BP) monolayers with high hole mobility (∼10(3) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) has been constructed and its structural and electronic properties are investigated using first-principles calculations. We find that the InSe/BP heterostructure exhibits a direct band gap of 1.39 eV and type-II band alignment with electrons (holes) located in the InSe (BP) layer...
September 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944793/a-mn-doped-ni2p-nanosheet-array-an-efficient-and-durable-hydrogen-evolution-reaction-electrocatalyst-in-alkaline-media
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Ya Zhang, Yiwei Liu, Min Ma, Xiang Ren, Zhiang Liu, Gu Du, Abdullah M Asiri, Xuping Sun
Developing earth-abundant and high-performance electrocatalysts toward the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is highly desired. In this communication, we report a Mn-doped Ni2P nanosheet array on nickel foam (Mn-Ni2P/NF) as a high-efficiency electrocatalyst for the HER in alkaline solutions. This Mn-Ni2P/NF can drive 20 mA cm(-2) at an overpotential of 103 mV in 1.0 M KOH, which is 82 mV less than that for Ni2P/NF. In addition, it also demonstrates excellent long-term electrochemical durability for at least 25 h...
September 25, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944766/magnesium-oxide-nanoparticle-loaded-polycaprolactone-composite-electrospun-fiber-scaffolds-for-bone-soft-tissue-engineering-applications-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Ajay Suryavanshi, Kunal Khanna, K R Sindhu, Jayesh Bellare, Rohit Srivastava
The objective of the present investigation was to assess the potential of magnesium oxide nanoparticle (MgO NP)-loaded electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) polymer composites as a bone-soft tissue engineering scaffold. MgO NPs were synthesized using a hydroxide precipitation sol-gel method and characterized using field emission gun-scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (FEG-SEM/EDS), field emission gun-transmission electron microscopy (FEG-TEM), and x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis...
September 25, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944761/biodegradable-zein-polydopamine-polymeric-scaffold-impregnated-with-tio2-nanoparticles-for-skin-tissue-engineering
#15
S Babitha, Purna Sai Korrapati
Polymers from renewable resources are attractive for various industrial and biomedical applications owing to their compatibility, degradability, ease of use and availability. Rapid progress in the development of nanotechnology has improved the characteristic features of polymers in composite materials by reinforcing the nanosized particulates during fabrication. In this study, we have attempted to incorporate metal oxide nanoparticles into polymeric nanofibers in order to enhance the overall properties of the composite scaffold...
September 25, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944724/rapid-prototyping-of-a-cyclic-olefin-copolymer-microfluidic-device-for-automated-oocyte-culturing
#16
Miguel Berenguel-Alonso, Maria Sabés-Alsina, Roser Morató, Oriol Ymbern, Laura Rodríguez-Vázquez, Oriol Talló-Parra, Julián Alonso-Chamarro, Mar Puyol, Manel López-Béjar
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) can benefit from the features of microfluidic technologies, such as the automation of time-consuming labor-intensive procedures, the possibility to mimic in vivo environments, and the miniaturization of the required equipment. To date, most of the proposed approaches are based on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) as platform substrate material due to its widespread use in academia, despite certain disadvantages, such as the elevated cost of mass production. Herein, we present a rapid fabrication process for a cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) monolithic microfluidic device combining hot embossing-using a low-temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC) master-and micromilling...
October 2017: SLAS Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944711/a-hybrid-composite-system-of-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-granules-loaded-with-hyaluronic-acid-gelatin-hydrogel-for-bone-regeneration
#17
Omar Faruq, Boram Kim, Andrew R Padalhin, Gun Hee Lee, Byong-Taek Lee
An ideal bone substitute should be made of biocompatible materials that mimic the structure, characteristics, and functions of natural bone. Many researchers have worked on the fabrication of different bone scaffold systems including ceramic-polymer hybrid system. In the present study, we incorporated hyaluronic acid-gelatin hydrogel to micro-channeled biphasic calcium phosphate granules as a carrier to improve cell attachment and proliferation through highly interconnected porous structure. This hybrid system is composed of ceramic biphasic calcium phosphate granules measuring 1 mm in diameter with seven holes and hyaluronic acid-gelatin hydrogel...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944706/flexible-lateral-isocenter-a-novel-mechanical-functionality-contributing-to-dose-reduction-in-neurointerventional-procedures
#18
Ljubisa Borota, Andreas Patz
Aim of the study A new functionality that enables vertical mobility of the lateral arm of a biplane angiographic machine is referred to as the flexible lateral isocenter. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the flexible lateral isocenter on the air-kerma rate under experimental conditions. Material and methods An anthropomorphic head-and-chest phantom with anteroposterior (AP) diameter of the chest varying from 22 cm to 30 cm simulated human bodies of different body constitutions. The angulation of the AP arm in the sagittal plane varied from 35 degrees to 55 degrees for each AP diameter...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944705/influence-of-carotid-tortuosity-on-internal-carotid-artery-access-time-in-the-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Z O Kaymaz, O Nikoubashman, M A Brockmann, M Wiesmann, C Brockmann
Purpose Carotid artery anatomy is thought to influence internal carotid artery access time (ICA-AT) in patients requiring mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. This study investigates the association between ICA-AT and carotid anatomy. Material and methods Computed tomography angiography (CTA) data of 76 consecutive patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke requiring mechanical thrombectomy for middle cerebral artery or carotid T occlusion were evaluated. The supraaortic extracranial vasculature was analyzed regarding take-off angles and curvature of the affected side...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944667/self-supporting-hydrophobic-ionic-liquid-based-reference-electrodes-prepared-by-polymerization-induced-microphase-separation
#20
Sujay A Chopade, Evan L Anderson, Peter W Schmidt, Timothy P Lodge, Marc A Hillmyer, Philippe Bühlmann
Interfaces of ionic liquids and aqueous solutions exhibit stable electrical potentials over a wide range of aqueous electrolyte concentrations. This makes ionic liquids suitable as bridge materials that separate in electroanalytical measurements the reference electrode from samples with low and/or unknown ionic strengths. However, methods for the preparation of ionic liquid-based reference electrodes have not been explored widely. We have designed a convenient and reliable synthesis of ionic liquid-based reference electrodes by polymerization-induced microphase separation...
September 25, 2017: ACS Sensors
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