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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515441/fluorescence-dynamics-of-the-biosynthesized-cdse-quantum-dots-in-candida-utilis
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Li-Jiao Tian, Nan-Qing Zhou, Xian-Wei Liu, Xing Zhang, Ting-Ting Zhu, Ling-Li Li, Wen-Wei Li, Han-Qing Yu
Organisms served as factories of bio-assembly of nanoparticles attracted a lot of attentions due to the safe, economic and environmental-benignity traits, especially the fabrication of the super fluorescence properties quantum dots (QDs). However, information about the developmental dynamics of QDs in living organisms is still lacking. In this work, we synthesized cadmium-selenium (CdSe) QDs in Candida utilis WSH02-08, and then tracked and quantitatively characterized the developmental dynamics (photoactivation, photostable and photobleaching processes) of bio-QDs by translating fluorescence microscopy movies into visual quantitative curve...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510423/phycocyanin-functionalized-selenium-nanoparticles-reverse-palmitic-acid-induced-pancreatic-beta-cells-apoptosis-by-enhancing-cellular-uptake-and-blocking-ros-mediated-mitochondria-dysfunction
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Chang Liu, Yuanting Fu, Chang-E Li, Tianfeng Chen, Xiaoling Li
Accumulation of palmitic acid (PA) in human bodies could cause damage to pancreatic beta cells and lead to chronic diseases by generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Therefore, it is of great significance to search for nutrition available agents with antioxidant activity to protect pancreatic islet cells against PA-induced damage. Phycocyanin (PC) and selenium (Se) have been reported to have excellent antioxidant activity. In this study, PC-functionalized selenium nanoparticles (PC-SeNPs) were synthesized to investigate the in vitro protective effects on INS-1E rat insulinoma beta cells against PA-induced cell death...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499854/curcumin-loading-potentiates-the-chemotherapeutic-efficacy-of-selenium-nanoparticles-in-hct116-cells-and-ehrlich-s-ascites-carcinoma-bearing-mice
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Manisha Kumari, L Ray, M P Purohit, S Patnaik, A B Pant, Y Shukla, P Kumar, K C Gupta
The anticancer properties of selenium (Se) and curcumin nanoparticles in solo formulations as well as in combination with other therapeutic agents have been proved time and again. Exploiting this facet of the two, we clubbed their tumoricidal characteristics and designed curcumin loaded Se nanoparticles (Se-CurNPs) to achieve an enhanced therapeutic effect. We evaluated their therapeutic effects on different cancer cell lines and Ehrlich's ascites carcinoma mouse model. In vitro results showed that Se-CurNPs were most effective on colorectal carcinoma cells (HCT116) compared to the other cancer cell lines used and possessed pleiotropic anticancer effects...
May 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477001/bacteriogenic-synthesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles-by-escherichia-coli-atcc-35218-and-its-structural-characterisation
#4
Aruna Jyothi Kora, Lori Rastogi
A biosynthetic method for the production of selenium nanoparticles under ambient temperature and pressure from sodium selenite was developed using Gram-negative bacterial strain Escherichia coli ATCC 35218. Bacteriogenic nanoparticles were methodologically characterized employing UV-vis, XRD, Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, DLS and FTIR techniques. Generation of nanoparticles was visualized from the appearance of red colour in the selenite supplemented culture medium and broad absorption bands in the UV-vis. Biofabricated nanoparticles were spherical, polydisperse, ranged from 100-183 nm and the average particle size was about 155 nm...
March 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476005/toxicological-implications-of-selenium-nanoparticles-with-different-coatings-along-with-se-4-on-lemna-minor
#5
Roshanak Tarrahi, Alireza Khataee, Ali Movafeghi, Farkhondeh Rezanejad, Gholamreza Gohari
Nanoparticles have potential high risks for living organisms in the environment due to their specific qualities and their easy access. In the present study, selenium nanoparticles (Se NPs) with two different coatings (l-cysteine and tannic acid) were synthesized. The characteristics of particles were analyzed using XRD, FT-IR and SEM. The impact of the nanoparticles besides Se(4+), on the aquatic higher plant Lemna minor was evaluated and compared. Entrance of l-cysteine and tannic acid capped Se NPs in the roots of Lemna minor was proved by TEM and fluorescence microscopy...
April 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463572/nanoparticles-as-potential-clinical-therapeutic-agents-in-alzheimer-s-disease-focus-on-selenium-nanoparticles
#6
Mustafa Nazıroğlu, Salina Muhamad, Laszlo Pecze
In etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), involvement of amyloid β (Aβ) plaque accumulation and oxidative stress in the brain have important roles. Several nanoparticles such as titanium dioxide, silica dioxide, silver and zinc oxide have been experimentally using for treatment of neurological disease. In the last decade, there has been a great interest on combination of antioxidant bioactive compounds such as selenium (Se) and flavonoids with the oxidant nanoparticles in AD. We evaluated the most current data available on the physiological effects of oxidant and antioxidant nanoparticles...
May 2, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444596/response-surface-design-for-accumulation-of-selenium-by-different-lactic-acid-bacteria
#7
Jingpeng Yang, Yao Li, Li Zhang, Mingtao Fan, Xinyuan Wei
The accumulation of selenium (Se) by Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus (Lb) and Streptococcus thermophilus (St) at the different cultivation conditions, including initial pH, inoculum dose (%), and temperature (°C), was investigated in this work. Se enrichment efficiency was optimized using the Design-Expert software for response surface methodology on a basis of single-factor experiment. The antioxidant activities of Se-enriched Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were also investigated. The qualitative analysis of Se-enriched LAB was performed by FT-IR spectra...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440710/selenium-nanoparticles-potential-in-cancer-gene-and-drug-delivery
#8
Fiona Maiyo, Moganavelli Singh
In recent decades, colloidal selenium nanoparticles have emerged as exceptional selenium species with reported chemopreventative and therapeutic properties. This has sparked widespread interest in their use as a carrier of therapeutic agents with results displaying synergistic effects of selenium with its therapeutic cargo and improved anticancer activity. Functionalization remains a critical step in selenium nanoparticles' development for application in gene or drug delivery. In this review, we highlight recent developments in the synthesis and functionalization strategies of selenium nanoparticles used in cancer drug and gene delivery systems...
May 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406025/biogenic-nanoselenium-particles-effectively-attenuate-oxidative-stress-induced-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-injury-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
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Deguang Song, Yuanzhi Cheng, Xiaoxiao Li, Fengqin Wang, Zeqing Lu, Xiao Xiao, Yizhen Wang
In the present study, a new form of selenium nanoparticle (biogenic nanoselenium (BNS) particles) was synthesized using bacteria. The protection of BNS particles against oxidative stress-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction and the inherent mechanisms of this process were investigated, and selenomethionine (SeMet) and chemically synthesized nanoselenium (Nano-Se) particles were used for comparison. Characterization of BNS particles revealed that they were monodispersed and homogeneous spheres, with an average size of 139...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386534/scaffold-of-selenium-nanovectors-and-honey-phytochemicals-for-inhibition-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-formation
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Prateeksha, Braj R Singh, M Shoeb, S Sharma, A H Naqvi, Vijai K Gupta, Brahma N Singh
Honey is an excellent source of polyphenolic compounds that are effective in attenuating quorum sensing (QS), a chemical process of cell-to-cell communication system used by the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to regulate virulence and biofilm formation. However, lower water solubility and inadequate bioavailability remains major concerns of these therapeutic polyphenols. Its therapeutic index can be improved by using nano-carrier systems to target QS signaling potently. In the present study, we fabricated a unique drug delivery system comprising selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs; non-viral vectors) and polyphenols of honey (HP) for enhancement of anti-QS activity of HP against P...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378115/tracing-tellurium-and-its-nanostructures-in-biology
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REVIEW
Bijan Zare, Mohammad Nami, Ahmad-Reza Shahverdi
Tellurium (Te) is a semimetal rare element in nature. Together with oxygen, sulfur (S), and selenium (Se), Te is considered a member of chalcogen group. Over recent decades, Te applications continued to emerge in different fields including metallurgy, glass industry, electronics, and applied chemical industries. Along these lines, Te has recently attracted research attention in various fields. Though Te exists in biologic organisms such as microbes, yeast, and human body, its importance and role and some of its potential implications have long been ignored...
April 4, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356733/a-novel-selective-vpac2-agonist-peptide-conjugated-chitosan-modified-selenium-nanoparticles-with-enhanced-anti-type-2-diabetes-synergy-effects
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Shao-Jun Zhao, De-Hua Wang, Yan-Wei Li, Lei Han, Xing Xiao, Min Ma, David Chi-Cheong Wan, An Hong, Yi Ma
A novel neuroendocrine peptide, pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide (PACAP), was found to have an important role in carbohydrate or lipid metabolism and was susceptible to dipeptidyl peptidase IV degradation. It can not only mediate glucose-dependent insulin secretion and lower blood glucose by activating VPAC2 receptor, but also raise blood glucose by promoting glucagon production by VPAC1 receptor activation. Therefore, its therapeutic application is restricted by the exceedingly short-acting half-life and the stimulatory function for glycogenolysis...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326763/gold-nanoparticle-based-colorimetric-assay-for-selenium-detection-via-hydride-generation
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Guoming Cao, Fujian Xu, Shanling Wang, Kailai Xu, Xiandeng Hou, Peng Wu
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-based colorimetric assays are of particular interest since molecular events can be easily read out with the color changes of AuNPs by the naked eye. However, the molecular recognitions occur almost exclusively in the liquid phase (i.e., the interaction between target analytes and AuNPs is always proceeded in the presence of the sample matrix). Since the aggregation of the unmodified AuNPs is prone to be influenced by the ionic strength of the solution, sample matrix will cause undesirable interference...
March 31, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274870/construction-of-a-cordyceps-sinensis-exopolysaccharide-conjugated-selenium-nanoparticles-and-enhancement-of-their-antioxidant-activities
#14
Yidong Xiao, Qilin Huang, Zhaomin Zheng, Han Guan, Shiyu Liu
A Cordyceps sinensis exopolysaccharide (EPS)-conjugated selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) were successfully constructed through the reduction of SeO3(2-). The EPS-SeNPs were characterized in terms of formation, morphology, size, Se distribution and phase by UV-vis, FT-IR, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) and wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) measurements. Results revealed that the SeNPs conjugated to EPS were amorphous and could be well dispersed at a size range of 80-125nm...
June 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270147/selenium-nanoparticles-decorated-with-ulva-lactuca-polysaccharide-potentially-attenuate-colitis-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-hyper-inflammation
#15
Chenghui Zhu, Shuimei Zhang, Chengwei Song, Yibo Zhang, Qinjie Ling, Peter R Hoffmann, Jun Li, Tianfeng Chen, Wenjie Zheng, Zhi Huang
BACKGROUND: Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient trace element and an established nutritional antioxidant. Low Se status exacerbates inflammatory bowel diseases progression, which involves hyper inflammation in the digestive tract. Se nanoparticles (SeNPs) exhibit anti-inflammatory activity accompanied by low toxicity, especially when decorated with natural biological compounds. Herein, we explored the beneficial effects of SeNPs decorated with Ulva lactuca polysaccharide (ULP) in mice subjected to the acute colitis model...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267598/redox-responsive-mesoporous-selenium-delivery-of-doxorubicin-targets-mcf-7-cells-and-synergistically-enhances-its-anti-tumor-activity
#16
Shuang Zhao, Qianqian Yu, Jiali Pan, Yanhui Zhou, Chengwen Cao, Jian-Ming Ouyang, Jie Liu
To reduce the side effects and enhance the anti-tumor activities of anticancer drugs in the clinic, the use of nano mesoporous materials, with mesoporous silica (MSN) being the best-studied, has become an effective method of drug delivery. In this study, we successfully synthesized mesoporous selenium (MSe) nanoparticles and first introduced them to the field of drug delivery. Loading MSe with doxorubicin (DOX) is mainly driven by the physical adsorption mechanism of the mesopores, and our results demonstrated that MSe could synergistically enhance the antitumor activity of DOX...
March 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261763/effects-of-selenium-nanoparticles-on-reproductive-performance-of-male-sprague-dawley-rats-at-supranutritional-and-nonlethal-levels
#17
Lujie Liu, Yudan He, Zhiping Xiao, Wenjing Tao, Jia Zhu, Bin Wang, Zixun Liu, Minqi Wang
This research investigated the influence of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) on the reproductive performance of male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. A suspension of SeNPs was consecutively administered by oral gavage for 2 weeks at supranutritional (0.2, 0.4, or 0.8 mg Se/kg bw) and nonlethal (2.0, 4.0, or 8.0 mg Se/kg bw) levels to male SD rats. The normal control (NC) rats were exposed to physiological saline alone. Biochemical parameters, sperm motility, gene expression of GPx1 and GPx4, and histopathological evaluation of male spermary were measured in this work...
March 6, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254334/selenium-nanoparticles-synthesized-in-aqueous-extract-of-allium-sativum-perturbs-the-structural-integrity-of-calf-thymus-dna-through-intercalation-and-groove-binding
#18
Preedia Babu Ezhuthupurakkal, Lokeswara Rao Polaki, Arumugam Suyavaran, Ariraman Subastri, Venugopal Sujatha, Chinnasamy Thirunavukkarasu
Biomedical application of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) demands the eco-friendly composite for synthesis of SeNPs. The present study reports an aqueous extract of Allium sativum (AqEAS) plug-up the current need. Modern spectroscopic, microscopic and gravimetric techniques were employed to characterize the synthesized nanoparticles. Characterization studies revealed the formation of crystalline spherical shaped SeNPs. FTIR spectrum brings out the presence of different functional groups in AqEAS, which influence the SeNPs formation and stabilization...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241671/the-effect-of-copper-and-selenium-nanocarboxylates-on-biomass-accumulation-and-photosynthetic-energy-transduction-efficiency-of-the-green-algae-chlorella-vulgaris
#19
Natalia F Mykhaylenko, Elena K Zolotareva
Nanoaquachelates, the nanoparticles with the molecules of water and/or carboxylic acids as ligands, are used in many fields of biotechnology. Ultra-pure nanocarboxylates of microelements are the materials of spatial perspective. In the present work, the effects of copper and selenium nanoaquachelates carboxylated with citric acid on biomass accumulation of the green algae Chlorella vulgaris were examined. Besides, the efficiency of the reactions of the light stage of photosynthesis was estimated by measuring chlorophyll a fluorescence...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191840/se-ru-decorated-porous-metal-organic-framework-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-pooled-sirnas-to-reversing-multidrug-resistance-in-taxol-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Qingchang Chen, Meng Xu, Wenjing Zheng, Taoyuan Xu, Hong Deng, Jie Liu
We report here a novel and personalized strategy of selenium/ruthenium nanoparticles modified metal organic frameworks MIL-101(Fe) for delivering pooled small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) to enhance therapy efficacy by silencing multidrug resistance (MDR) genes and interfere with microtubule (MT) dynamics in MCF-7/T (Taxol-resistance) cell. The existence of coordinatively unsaturated metal sites in MIL-101(Fe) can strongly interact with the electron-rich functional groups of cysteine, which can be regarded as the linkage between selenium/ruthenium nanoparticles and MIL-101(Fe)...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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