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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545186/gallium-nanoparticle-mediated-reduction-of-brain-specific-serine-protease-4-in-an-experimental-metastatic-cancer-model
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Enas M Moustafa, Marwa Abdelhameed Mohamed, Noura M Thabet
Purpose: Tumor growth and metastasis depend on angiogenesis; therefore, efforts are being made to develop specific angiogenic inhibitors. Gallium (Ga) is the second most common metal ion, after platinum, used in cancer treatment. Its activities are numerous and various. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of Ga on brain metastasis arising from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and methods: Forty experimental rats (divided into 4 groups) received diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at a dose (20 mg/kg...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542623/gallium-nanoparticles-facilitate-phagosome-maturation-and-inhibit-growth-of-virulent-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-macrophages
#2
Seoung-Ryoung Choi, Bradley E Britigan, David M Moran, Prabagaran Narayanasamy
New treatments and novel drugs are required to counter the growing problem of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb). Our approach against drug resistant M.tb, as well as other intracellular pathogens, is by targeted drug delivery using nanoformulations of drugs already in use, as well as drugs in development. Among the latter are gallium (III) (Ga)-based compounds. In the current work, six different types of Ga and rifampin nanoparticles were prepared in such a way as to enhance targeting of M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538686/amorphous-in-ga-zn-o-powder-with-high-gas-selectivity-towards-wide-range-concentration-of-c%C3%A2-h%C3%A2-oh
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Hongxiang Chen, Wei Jiang, Lianfeng Zhu, Youwei Yao
Amorphous indium gallium zinc oxide (a-IGZO) powder was prepared by typical solution-based process and post-annealing process. The sample was used as sensor for detecting C₂H₅OH, H₂, and CO. Gas-sensing performance was found to be highly sensitive to C₂H₅OH gas in a wide range of concentration (0.5-1250 ppm) with the response of 2.0 towards 0.5 ppm and 89.2 towards 1250 ppm. Obvious difference of response towards C₂H₅OH, H₂, and CO was found that the response e.g., was 33.20, 6.64, and 2.84 respectively at the concentration of 200 ppm...
May 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534675/gallium-in-depth-profile-in-bromine-etched-copper-indium-galium-di-selenide-cigs-thin-films-inspected-using-raman-spectroscopy
#4
Jacopo Parravicini, Maurizio Acciarri, Alberto Lomuscio, Matteo Murabito, Alessia Le Donne, Andrea Gasparotto, Simona Binetti
In the thin film solar cells domain, copper indium galium (di)selenide (CIGS) is a material with well-established photovoltaic purpose. Here the presence of a suitable [Ga]/([Ga]+[In]) (GGI) in-depth profile has proved to play a key role in the performance of cells. The implementation of a routine method based on reliable but easily available experimental techniques is mandatory to obtain information on the GGI profile of any CIGS layer, in order to achieve high efficiency chalcogenide layers. In this vein, we here propose and systematically test a simple method for the GGI profile determination based on repeated bromine etching of CIGS thin films followed by Raman analysis of the A1 peak position...
June 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533641/image-findings-of-a-rare-case-of-neuroendocrine-tumor-metastatic-to-orbital-extraocular-muscle-in-gallium-68-dotanoc-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-therapy-with-lutetium-177-dotatate
#5
Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran, Jephy Joseph, Indra Upadhya, Ajit Sugunan Shinto
Metastatic tumor is one of several etiologies of space-occupying masses in the orbit that accounts for 1-13% of all orbital masses. In the adult patient population, breast cancer is the most common tumor to metastasize to the orbit, followed by metastasis from the lung, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract. Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms derived from enterochromaffin cells, which are found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract and bronchial tree. Liver metastases are the classic presentation of distant disease...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533638/clinical-utility-of-gallium-68-psma-pet-ct-scan-for-prostate-cancer
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Kumaraswamy G Kallur, Prashanth G Ramachandra, Krishnappa Rajkumar, Shivakumar S Swamy, Indiresh Desai, Raghavendra M Rao, Shekhar Gowda Patil, P S Sridhar, Nagaraj Madhusudhan, Raghunath S Krishnappa, Veerendra Bhadrasetty, Hemantha M Kumara, S D Santhosh, Basavalingaiah S Ajaikumar
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is biologically and clinically a heterogeneous disease that makes imaging evaluation challenging. One of the important challenges in this cancer is to detect recurrent disease. Biochemical response using Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and Imaging using several PET tracers have poor sensitivity and specificity. Therefore, we analyse the role of Ga68-PSMA (Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen) imaging in prostate cancer, which is a new PET tracer. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated PET scans of 262 patients with diagnosis of prostate cancer...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530294/electrochemical-nanoimprint-lithography-when-nanoimprint-lithography-meets-metal-assisted-chemical-etching
#7
Jie Zhang, Lin Zhang, Lianhuan Han, Zhao-Wu Tian, Zhong-Qun Tian, Dongping Zhan
The functional three dimensional micro-nanostructures (3D-MNS) play crucial roles in integrated and miniaturized systems because of the excellent physical, mechanical, electric and optical properties. Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) has been versatile in the fabrication of 3D-MNS by pressing thermoplastic and photocuring resists into the imprint mold. However, direct nanoimprint on the semiconductor wafer still remains a great challenge. On the other hand, considered as a competitive fabrication method for erect high-aspect 3D-MNS, metal assisted chemical etching (MacEtch) can remove the semiconductor by spontaneous corrosion reaction at the metal/semiconductor/electrolyte 3-phase interface...
May 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529799/new-m-m-3-arsenates-the-framework-structures-of-agm-3-haso4-2-m-3-al-ga-and-m-gaas2o7-m-na-ag
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Karolina Schwendtner, Uwe Kolitsch
The crystal structures of hydro-thermally synthesized silver(I) aluminium bis-[hydrogen arsenate(V)], AgAl(HAsO4)2, silver(I) gallium bis-[hydrogen arsenate(V)], AgGa(HAsO4)2, silver gallium diarsenate(V), AgGaAs2O7, and sodium gallium diarsenate(V), NaGaAs2O7, were determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data collected at room temperature. The first two compounds are representatives of the MCV-3 structure type known for KSc(HAsO4)2, which is characterized by a three-dimensional anionic framework of corner-sharing alternating M(3+)O6 octa-hedra (M = Al, Ga) and singly protonated AsO4 tetra-hedra...
May 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529777/crystal-structures-of-titanium-aluminium-and-gallium-complexes-bearing-two-%C3%AE-2-ch3-units
#9
Tim Oswald, Mira Diekmann, Annika Frey, Marc Schmidtmann, Rüdiger Beckhaus
The isotypic crystal structures of two titanocene complexes containing an EMe3 unit (E = Al, Ga; Me = meth-yl) with two μ2-coordinating methyl groups, namely [μ-1(η(5))-(adamantan-1-yl-2κC(1))cycylo-penta-dien-yl]di-μ2-methyl-methyl-2κC-[1(η(5))-penta-methyl-cyclo-penta-dien-yl]aluminiumtitanium(III), [AlTi(CH3)3(C10H15)(C15H18)], and [μ-1(η(5))-(adamantan-1-yl-2κC(1))cycylo-penta-dien-yl]di-μ2-methyl-methyl-2κC-[1(η(5))-penta-methyl-cyclo-penta-dien-yl]galliumtitanium(III), [GaTi(CH3)3(C10H15)(C15H18)], are reported...
May 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527844/evaluation-of-various-pretreatments-to-fiber-post-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-root-canal-dentin
#10
Ömer Kırmalı, Özlem Üstün, Alper Kapdan, Alper Kuştarcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the effect of different pretreatments (fiber post) with the laser-activated irrigation (LAI) technique (for removal of the smear layer) on root canal dentin in terms of push-out bond strength (PBS) in a fiber post. METHODS: Fifty freshly extracted mandibular single-rooted premolars were prepared, and LAI was applied to all roots (17% EDTA was 5 mL for 120 seconds with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser [0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524209/understanding-the-biomimetic-properties-of-gallium-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-an-xas-and-xps-study
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F Porcaro, C Bonchi, A Ugolini, E Frangipani, G Polzonetti, P Visca, C Meneghini, C Battocchio
Pyochelin (PCH) is a siderophore (extracellular chelator) produced by the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAO). PCH is implicated in iron (Fe(3+)) transport to PAO, and is crucial for its metabolism and pathogenicity. Due to the chemical similarity with Fe(3+), gallium (Ga(3+)) interferes with vital iron-dependent processes in bacterial cells, thereby opening new perspectives for the design of specific metal-based antibacterial drugs. However, the structural basis for the Fe(3+)-mimetic properties of Ga(3+) complexed with the PCH siderophore is still lacking...
May 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518202/improved-reactivity-of-a-cyclic-13-15-compound-by-increased-steric-demand
#12
Markus Balmer, Manuel Kapitein, Carsten von Hänisch
Herein we present the synthesis and characterization of the new four-membered Ga/P cycle [tBu2GaP(H)SitBu2Ph]2, which shows a cis/trans isomerization at ambient temperatures via a ring opening mechanism. The sterically demanding substituents on the phosphorus (-SitBu2Ph) and gallium (tBu) atoms lead to an unexpected reactivity towards bulky NHC ligands (IMes and IDipp). The resulting Lewis base stabilized monomeric 13/15 compounds feature an unusual binding mode of the carbene ligand. The ring opened state also enables a masked flp reactivity, which is shown by a reaction with the polar multiple bond in Ph-NCO...
May 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512727/variability-of-high-dose-melphalan-exposure-on-oral-mucositis-in-patients-undergoing-prophylactic-low-level-laser-therapy
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Gustavo Henrique Rodrigues, Graziella Chagas Jaguar, Fabio Abreu Alves, Andre Guollo, Vanessa Oliveira Camandoni, Aline Santos Damascena, Vladmir Claudio Cordeiro Lima
The present study outlines the clinical impact and risk factors of oral mucositis in 79 patients with multiple myeloma following high-dose melphalan for autologous transplant. All patients underwent daily prophylactic low-level indium gallium aluminum phosphate diode laser therapy (660 nm, 15 mW, 3.75 J/cm(2), 10 s per point) from the beginning of the conditioning regimen up to day +2. Oral mucositis assessments were made daily until hospital discharge. For analysis, oral mucositis was divided into two groups according to severity: group 1, patients with oral mucositis grade <III (n = 71) and group 2, patients with oral mucositis grade ≥III (n = 8)...
May 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511061/uptake-of-ga-curcumin-derivatives-in-different-cancer-cell-lines-toward-the-development-of-new-potential-68-ga-labelled-curcuminoids-based-radiotracers-for-tumour-imaging
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Sara Rubagotti, Stefania Croci, Erika Ferrari, Giulia Orteca, Michele Iori, Pier C Capponi, Annibale Versari, Mattia Asti
Thanks to the ability to suppress the proliferation and to kill tumour cells, several studies have shown the anti-cancer effects of curcumin (CUR) and its derivatives, i.e. diacetylcurcumin (DAC) and bis-dehydroxycurcumin (bDHC). This study is focused onto the development of curcuminoid complexes with gallium-68 employed as potential new radio-labelled probes to detect neoplastic tissues through imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography. To this purpose, the uptake of three Ga-curcuminoid complexes, namely Ga(CUR)2(+), Ga(DAC)2(+), Ga(bDHC)2(+), by various tumour cell lines was compared with the uptake of the same compounds by normal human lymphocytes by flow cytometry using the intrinsic fluorescence of the curcuminoids...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509563/the-adjunctive-soft-tissue-diode-laser-in-orthodontics
#15
Ali Borzabadi-Farahani
Lasers are a relatively new addition to the orthodontist's armamentarium. This article reviews the fundamental basic science of available soft-tissue lasers, with an emphasis on diode lasers, and discusses various adjunct applications of the diode laser for soft-tissue orthodontic procedures. Diode lasers function by cutting with an initiated hot tip and produce minimal to no interaction with healthy dental hard tissue, making them suitable for soft-tissue procedures. The contact cutting mode provides enhanced bloodless site visibility and facility to perform delicate soft tissue procedures, which is important in areas with difficult access...
April 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509121/antithyroid-drug-associated-mpo-anca-positive-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-in-a-type-2-diabetes-patient-a-case-report
#16
Shinsuke Nishimura, Kazushi Nakao, Masaya Takeda, Ikuko Matsuura, Yoshihisa Nomura, Sonei Shojima, Yuriko Yamamura, Kazuyuki Fujita, Noriya Momoki, Keisuke Maruyama, Masahiro Yamamura, Makoto Hiramatsu
A 54-year-old man diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and hyperthyroidism was prescribed propylthiouracil (PTU) after the patient developed hepatic dysfunction on thiamazole. At 50 mg/day of PTU, he was stable with thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor and thyrotropic antibody titers remaining stable. After four years of taking PTU, he was referred to the Department of Nephrology due to a rapid increase in his serum creatinine (Cr) level. He showed impaired renal function (Cr 2.26 mg/dL; estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), 25 mL/min)...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504835/electronic-and-ligand-properties-of-skeletally-substituted-cyclic-alkyl-amino-carbenes-caacs-and-their-reactivity-towards-small-molecule-activation-a-theoretical-study
#17
Ashwini Kumar Phukan, Priyam Bharadwaz, Pubali Chetia
Quantum chemical calculations have been carried out to understand the ligand properties of skeletally modified cyclic alkyl amino carbenes. The stability of these carbenes has been assessed from an evaluation of their singlet-triplet and stabilization energy values. Ylide substituted carbenes are found to be more stable than non-ylidic ones in their optimized singlet state. Nucleophilicity and electrophilicity indices values have been evaluated in order to further investigate the reactivity of these carbenes...
May 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504822/equilibrium-kinetic-and-structural-properties-of-gallium-iii-and-some-divalent-metal-complexes-formed-with-the-new-datam-and-data5m-ligands
#18
Edit Farkas, Johannes Nagel, Bradley Waldron, David Parker, Imre Tóth, Ernő Brücher, Frank Rösch, Zsolt Baranyai
The development of 68Ge/68Ga generators has made the positron emitting 68Ga isotope widely accessible, raising interest in new chelate complexes of Ga3+. The hexadentate DATAm ligand and its bifunctional analogue, DATA5m, rapidly form complexes with 68Ga in high radiochemical yield. The stability constants of DATAm and DATA5m complexes formed with Ga3+, Zn2+, Cu2+, Mn2+ and Ca2+ have been determined by pH-potentiometry, spectrophotometry (Cu2+) and 1H- and 71Ga-NMR spectroscopy (Ga3+). The stability constants of Ga(DATAm) and Ga(DATA5m) complexes are slightly higher than those of the Ga(AAZTA)...
May 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504735/high-sensitivity-narrowband-wavelength-mid-infrared-detection-at-room-temperature
#19
Romain Demur, Arnaud Grisard, Loïc Morvan, Eric Lallier, Nicolas Treps, Claude Fabre
We report an upconversion experiment using an orientation-patterned gallium arsenide (OP-GaAs) crystal to detect small mid-infrared signals on an InGaAs avalanche photodiode. A conversion efficiency up to 20% with a nonpolarized pulsed fiber pump is demonstrated. Our uncooled setup is favorably compared in terms of noise equivalent power, dynamic range, and response time to cryogenically cooled HgCdTe detectors. Its dependence on the polarization of both the pump and signal beams is also investigated.
May 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500308/ultrafast-all-optical-tuning-of-direct-gap-semiconductor-metasurfaces
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Maxim R Shcherbakov, Sheng Liu, Varvara V Zubyuk, Aleksandr Vaskin, Polina P Vabishchevich, Gordon Keeler, Thomas Pertsch, Tatyana V Dolgova, Isabelle Staude, Igal Brener, Andrey A Fedyanin
Optical metasurfaces are regular quasi-planar nanopatterns that can apply diverse spatial and spectral transformations to light waves. However, metasurfaces are no longer adjustable after fabrication, and a critical challenge is to realise a technique of tuning their optical properties that is both fast and efficient. We experimentally realise an ultrafast tunable metasurface consisting of subwavelength gallium arsenide nanoparticles supporting Mie-type resonances in the near infrared. Using transient reflectance spectroscopy, we demonstrate a picosecond-scale absolute reflectance modulation of up to 0...
May 12, 2017: Nature Communications
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