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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920530/blockage-of-both-the-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-pathways-of-diazinon-induced-apoptosis-in-patu-cells-by-magnesium-oxide-and-selenium-nanoparticles
#1
Mahdi Shiri, Mona Navaei-Nigjeh, Maryam Baeeri, Mahban Rahimifard, Hossein Mahboudi, Ahmad Reza Shahverdi, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, Mohammad Abdollahi
Diazinon (DZ) is an organophosphorus insecticide that acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. It is important to note that it can induce oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation, diabetic disorders, and cytotoxicity. Magnesium oxide (MgO) and selenium nanoparticles (Se NPs) showed promising protection against oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation, cytotoxicity, and diabetic disorders. Therefore, this study was conducted to explore the possible protective mechanisms of MgO and Se NPs against DZ-induced cytotoxicity in PaTu cell line...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908405/biosynthesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles-using-enterococcus-faecalis-and-evaluation-of-their-antibacterial-activities
#2
Sara Shoeibi, Mohammad Mashreghi
Microorganisms are capable of synthesizing metal nanoparticles, and specifically Enterococcus faecalis bacteria were tested for its ability to synthesize selenium nanoparticles (Se-NPs) from sodium selenite. The biosynthesized Se-NPs were spherical in shape with the size range of 29-195nm. Also, the TEM microscopy showed the accumulation of nano-structures as extracellular deposits. The ability of the bacteria to tolerate high levels of toxic selenite was studied by changing with different concentrations of sodium selenite (0...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869771/selenium-nanoparticles-attenuate-oxidative-stress-and-testicular-damage-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#3
Mohamed A Dkhil, Rafat Zrieq, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
We investigated the protective and antioxidative effects of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) in streptozotocin STZ-induced diabetic rats. STZ-diabetic rats were exposed daily to treatments with SeNPs and/or insulin and then the effect of these treatments on the parameters correlated to oxidative damage of the rat testes were assessed. Biochemical analysis revealed that SeNPs are able to ameliorate the reduction in the serum testosterone caused by STZ-induced diabetes. Furthermore, SeNPs could significantly decrease testicular tissue oxidative stress markers, namely lipid peroxidation and nitric oxide...
November 19, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866615/anti-neoplastic-selenium-nanoparticles-from-idiomarina-sp-pr58-8
#4
Pallavee Srivastava, Meenal Kowshik
Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) with novel biological activities, cancer cell selectivity, and low toxicity towards normal cells have gained attention for chemo-therapeutic and chemo-preventive applications. These nanoparticles may be synthesized using micro-organisms, which is the green alternative of nanofabrication. Here we report the intracellular synthesis of SeNPs by the moderate halophilic bacterium, Idiomarina sp. PR58-8 using sodium selenite as the precursor. Characterization of SeNPs by XRD exhibited the characteristic Bragg's peak of hexagonal selenium with a crystallite domain size of 34nm...
December 2016: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866614/in-vivo-synthesis-of-nano-selenium-by-tetrahymena-thermophila-sb210
#5
Yin-Hua Cui, Ling-Li Li, Nan-Qing Zhou, Jing-Hua Liu, Qing Huang, Hui-Juan Wang, Jie Tian, Han-Qing Yu
Nano-selenium has a great potential to be used in chemical, biological, medical and environmental fields. Biological methods for nano-selenium synthesis have attracted wide interests, because they can be operated at ambient temperature and pressure without complicated equipments. In this work, a protozoa, Tetrahymena thermophila (T. thermophila) SB210, was used to in vivo synthesize nano-selenium. The biosynthesized nano-selenium was characterized using transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy...
December 2016: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863332/combined-effect-of-aerobic-interval-training-and-selenium-nanoparticles-on-expression-of-il-15-and-il-10-tnf-%C3%AE-ratio-in-skeletal-muscle-of-4t1-breast-cancer-mice-with-cachexia
#6
M Molanouri Shamsi, S Chekachak, S Soudi, L S Quinn, K Rangbar, J Chenari, M H Yazdi, M Mahdavi
Cancer cachexia is characterized by inflammation, loss of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue mass, and functional impairment. Oxidative stress and inflammation are believed to regulate pathways controlling skeletal muscle wasting. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of aerobic interval training and the purported antioxidant treatment, selenium nanoparticle supplementation, on expression of IL-15 and inflammatory cytokines in 4T1 breast cancer-bearing mice with cachexia. Selenium nanoparticle supplementation accelerated cachexia symptoms in tumor-bearing mice, while exercise training prevented muscle wasting in tumor-bearing mice...
November 15, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845437/production-of-selenium-nanoparticles-in-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440
#7
Roberto Avendaño, Nefertiti Chaves, Paola Fuentes, Ethel Sánchez, Jose I Jiménez, Max Chavarría
Selenium (Se) is an essential element for the cell that has multiple applications in medicine and technology; microorganisms play an important role in Se transformations in the environment. Here we report the previously unidentified ability of the soil bacterium Pseudomonas putida KT2440 to synthesize nanoparticles of elemental selenium (nano-Se) from selenite. Our results show that P. putida is able to reduce selenite aerobically, but not selenate, to nano-Se. Kinetic analysis indicates that, in LB medium supplemented with selenite (1 mM), reduction to nano-Se occurs at a rate of 0...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832715/green-synthesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles-conjugated-clausena-dentata-plant-leaf-extract-and-their-insecticidal-potential-against-mosquito-vectors
#8
P Sowndarya, G Ramkumar, M S Shivakumar
Mosquitoes are major vectors for the transmission of many diseases like chikungunya, malaria, dengue, zika, etc. worldwide. In the present study, selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) were synthesized from Clausena dentata and were tested for their larvicidal efficacy against the fourth-instar larvae of Anopheles stephensi, Aedes Aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Radiation (FTIR) spectroscopy, EDaX, and SEM. The results recorded from UV-Vis spectroscopy show the peak absorption spectrum at 420 nm...
November 10, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797178/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-mechanism-of-bone-tumor-inhibition-by-selenium-doped-bone-mineral-nanoparticles
#9
Yifan Wang, Jianglin Wang, Hang Hao, Mingle Cai, Shiyao Wang, Jun Ma, Yan Li, Chuanbin Mao, Shengmin Zhang
Biocompatible tissue-borne crystalline nanoparticles releasing anticancer therapeutic inorganic elements are intriguing therapeutics holding the promise for both tissue repair and cancer therapy. However, how the therapeutic inorganic elements released from the lattice of such nanoparticles induce tumor inhibition remains unclear. Here we use selenium-doped hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (Se-HANs), which could potentially fill the bone defect generated from bone tumor removal while killing residual tumor cells, as an example to study the mechanism by which selenium released from the lattice of Se-HANs induces apoptosis of bone cancer cells in vitro and inhibits the growth of bone tumors in vivo...
October 31, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793789/inhibition-of-candida-albicans-biofilm-by-pure-selenium-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-pulsed-laser-ablation-in-liquids
#10
Grégory Guisbiers, Humberto H Lara, Ruben Mendoza-Cruz, Guillermo Naranjo, Brandy A Vincent, Xomalin G Peralta, Kelly L Nash
Selenoproteins play an important role in the human body by accomplishing essential biological functions like oxido-reductions, antioxidant defense, thyroid hormone metabolism and immune response; therefore, the possibility to synthesize selenium nanoparticles free of any contaminants is exciting for future nano-medical applications. This paper reports the first synthesis of selenium nanoparticles by femtosecond pulsed laser ablation in de-ionized water. Those pure nanoparticles have been successfully used to inhibit the formation of Candida albicans biofilms...
October 25, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789260/high-throughput-bioaccumulation-biotransformation-and-production-of-silver-and-selenium-nanoparticles-using-genetically-engineered-pichia-pastoris
#11
Fatemeh Elahian, Somayeh Reiisi, Arman Shahidi, Seyed Abbas Mirzaei
A genetically modified Pichia pastoris strain overexpressing a metal-resistant variant of cytochrome b5 reductase enzyme was developed for silver and selenium biosorption and for nanoparticle production. The maximum recombinant enzyme expression level was approximately 31IU/ml in the intercellular fluid after 24h of incubation, and the capacity of the recombinant biomass for the biosorption of silver and selenium in aqueous batch models were measured as 163.90 and 63.71mg/g, respectively. The ions were reduced in the presence of enzyme, leading to the formation of stable 70-180nm metal nanoparticles...
October 24, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785741/pre-clinical-study-for-the-antidiabetic-potential-of-selenium-nanoparticles
#12
Hanaa H Ahmed, Mohamed Diaa Abd El-Maksoud, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim, Hadeer A Aglan
This research was delineated to explore the efficacy of selenium nanoparticles delivered in liposomes (L-Se) in the mitigation of type-2 diabetes mellitus. Adult female Wistar rats were assigned into four groups: group I, the normal control group in which the rats received normal saline solution orally; group II, the diabetic control group in which the rats were injected intraperitoneally with a single dose of streptozotocin (STZ) for induction of diabetes; group III, the metformin (Met)-treated group in which the diabetic rats were treated orally with Met; and group IV, the L-Se-treated group in which the diabetic rats were treated orally with L-Se...
October 26, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781177/effects-of-14-day-oral-low-dose-selenium-nanoparticles-and-selenite-in-rat-as-determined-by-metabolite-pattern-determination
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Niels Hadrup, Katrin Loeschner, Kasper Skov, Gitte Ravn-Haren, Erik H Larsen, Alicja Mortensen, Henrik R Lam, Henrik L Frandsen
Selenium (Se) is an essential element with a small difference between physiological and toxic doses. To provide more effective and safe Se dosing regimens, as compared to dosing with ionic selenium, nanoparticle formulations have been developed. However, due to the nano-formulation, unexpected toxic effects may occur. We used metabolite pattern determination in urine to investigate biological and/or toxic effects in rats administered nanoparticles and for comparison included ionic selenium at an equimolar dose in the form of sodium selenite...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749282/sponge-supported-synthesis-of-colloidal-selenium-nanospheres
#14
Snober Ahmed, John Brockgreitens, Ke Xu, Abdennour Abbas
With increasing biomedical and engineering applications of selenium nanospheres (SeNS), new efficient methods are needed for the synthesis and long-term preservation of these nanomaterials. Currently, SeNS are mostly produced through the biosynthesis route using microorganisms or by using wet chemical reduction, both of which have several limitations in terms of nanoparticle size, yield, production time and long-term stability of the nanoparticles. Here, we introduce a novel approach for rapid synthesis and long-term preservation of SeNS on a solid microporous support by combining a mild hydrothermal process with chemical reduction...
October 17, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748406/cation-anion-substitution-in-cu2znsns4-for-improved-photovoltaic-performance
#15
Balakrishna Ananthoju, Jeotikanta Mohapatra, Manoj K Jangid, D Bahadur, N V Medhekar, M Aslam
Cations and anions are replaced with Fe, Mn, and Se in CZTS in order to control the formations of the secondary phase, the band gap, and the micro structure of Cu2ZnSnS4. We demonstrate a simplified synthesis strategy for a range of quaternary chalcogenide nanoparticles such as Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS), Cu2FeSnS4 (CFTS), Cu2MnSnS4 (CMTS), Cu2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe), and Cu2ZnSn(S0.5Se0.5)4 (CZTSSe) by thermolysis of metal chloride precursors using long chain amine molecules. It is observed that the crystal structure, band gap and micro structure of the CZTS thin films are affected by the substitution of anion/cations...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744558/high-throughput-microencapsulation-of-bacillus-subtilis-in-semi-permeable-biodegradable-polymersomes-for-selenium-remediation
#16
Jacob Barlow, Kevin Gozzi, Chase P Kelley, Benjamin M Geilich, Thomas J Webster, Yunrong Chai, Srinivas Sridhar, Anne L van de Ven
Encapsulating bacteria within constrained microenvironments can promote the manifestation of specialized behaviors. Using double-emulsion droplet-generating microfluidic synthesis, live Bacillus subtilis bacteria were encapsulated in a semi-permeable membrane composed of poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(D,L-lactic acid) (mPEG-PDLLA). This polymer membrane was sufficiently permeable to permit exponential bacterial growth, metabolite-induced gene expression, and rapid biofilm growth. The biodegradable microparticles retained structural integrity for several days and could be successfully degraded with time or sustained bacterial activity...
October 15, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717965/biosynthesis-of-nanoparticles-of-metals-and-metalloids-by-basidiomycetes-preparation-of-gold-nanoparticles-by-using-purified-fungal-phenol-oxidases
#17
Elena P Vetchinkina, Ekaterina A Loshchinina, Ilya R Vodolazov, Viktor F Kursky, Lev A Dykman, Valentina E Nikitina
The work shows the ability of cultured Basidiomycetes of different taxonomic groups-Lentinus edodes, Pleurotus ostreatus, Ganoderma lucidum, and Grifola frondosa-to recover gold, silver, selenium, and silicon, to elemental state with nanoparticles formation. It examines the effect of these metal and metalloid compounds on the parameters of growth and accumulation of biomass; the optimal cultivation conditions and concentrations of the studied ion-containing compounds for recovery of nanoparticles have been identified...
October 7, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717878/insights-into-selenite-reduction-and-biogenesis-of-elemental-selenium-nanoparticles-by-two-environmental-isolates-of-burkholderia-fungorum
#18
Nazanin Seyed Khoei, Silvia Lampis, Emanuele Zonaro, Kim Yrjälä, Paolo Bernardi, Giovanni Vallini
Microorganisms capable of transforming toxic selenium oxyanions into non-toxic elemental selenium (Se°) may be considered as biocatalysts for the production of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs), eventually exploitable in different biotechnological applications. Two Burkholderia fungorum strains (B. fungorum DBT1 and B. fungorum 95) were monitored during their growth for both capacity and efficiency of selenite (SeO3(2-)) reduction and elemental selenium formation. Both strains are environmental isolates in origin: B...
January 25, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696310/chemoprotective-and-chemosensitizing-properties-of-selenium-nanoparticle-nano-se-during-adjuvant-therapy-with-cyclophosphamide-in-tumor-bearing-mice
#19
Arin Bhattacharjee, Abhishek Basu, Jaydip Biswas, Tuhinadri Sen, Sudin Bhattacharya
Cyclophosphamide (CP) is one of the widely used anticancer agents; however, it has serious deleterious effects on normal host cells due to its nonspecific action. The essential trace element Selenium (Se) is suggested to have chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic efficacy and currently used in pharmaceutical formulations. Previous report had shown Nano-Se could protect CP-induced hepatotoxicity and genotoxicity in normal Swiss albino mice; however, its role in cancer management is still not clear. The aim of present study is to investigate the chemoprotective efficacy of Nano-Se against CP-induced toxicity as well as its chemoenhancing capability when used along with CP in Swiss albino mice against Ehrlich's ascites carcinoma (EAC) cells...
October 1, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678068/in-vivo-formation-of-natural-hgse-nanoparticles-in-the-liver-and-brain-of-pilot-whales
#20
Zuzana Gajdosechova, Mohammed M Lawan, Dagmar S Urgast, Andrea Raab, Kirk G Scheckel, Enzo Lombi, Peter M Kopittke, Katrin Loeschner, Erik H Larsen, Glenn Woods, Andrew Brownlow, Fiona L Read, Jörg Feldmann, Eva M Krupp
To understand the biochemistry of methylmercury (MeHg) that leads to the formation of mercury-selenium (Hg-Se) clusters is a long outstanding challenge that promises to deepen our knowledge of MeHg detoxification and the role Se plays in this process. Here, we show that mercury selenide (HgSe) nanoparticles in the liver and brain of long-finned pilot whales are attached to Se-rich structures and possibly act as a nucleation point for the formation of large Se-Hg clusters, which can grow with age to over 5 μm in size...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
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