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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433160/thiolated-chitosan-micelles-highly-mucoadhesive-drug-carriers
#1
Arshad Mahmood, Melanie Lanthaler, Flavia Laffleur, Christian W Huck, Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch
Current study was aimed to generate thiolated chitosan micelles based on amphiphilic chitosan-stearic acid conjugate (CSA) and to evaluate adhesive properties on mucosal membranes. Chitosan-stearic acid-thioglycolic acid (CSA-TGA) conjugate was synthesized via stearic acid linkage to chitosan and later, thioglycolic acid was covalently attached to CSA. CSA-TGA and CSA were characterized by degree of amine substitution, thiol group determination, ATR-FTIR and cytotoxicity analysis. Micelle size was 13.40±9...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433017/correlation-of-the-fragility-of-metallic-liquids-with-the-high-temperature-structure-volume-and-cohesive-energy
#2
A K Gangopadhyay, C E Pueblo, R Dai, M L Johnson, R Ashcraft, D Van Hoesen, M Sellers, K F Kelton
The thermal expansion coefficients, structure factors, and viscosities of twenty-five equilibrium and supercooled metallic liquids have been measured using an electrostatic levitation (ESL) facility. The structure factor was measured at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne, using the ESL. A clear connection between liquid fragility and structural and volumetric changes at high temperatures is established; the observed changes are larger for the more fragile liquids. It is also demonstrated that the fragility of metallic liquids is determined to a large extent by the cohesive energy and is, therefore, predictable...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432689/viscosity-based-droplet-size-controlling-in-negative-pressure-driven-droplets-generator-for-large-scale-particle-synthesis
#3
Hanlin Li, Yijun Xue, Meng Xu, Wenfeng Zhao, Chenghua Zong, Xiaojun Liu, Qingquan Zhang
The poor control and regulation of droplets limit the applications of negative-pressure-driven-droplet-generator (NPDDG). Here, we present a simple method to control droplet size in NPDDG via varying the oil viscosity. Depending on the infinite inter-solubility of high viscous mineral oil and low viscous hexadecane, we obtain a series of oils with kinematic viscosities linearly varied from 4.2 mm(2) /s to 194.6 mm(2) /s. By using these oils as continuous phases, mono-disperse droplets are fabricated with controllable size in NPDDG...
April 22, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432633/synthesis-spectral-properties-and-dft-calculations-of-new-ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes-dna-binding-affinity-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-activity
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Rajender Reddy Mallepally, Nagamani Chintakuntla, Venkat Reddy Putta, Nagasuryaprasad K, Ravi Kumar Vuradi, Madhuri P, Satyanarayana Singh S, Ramesh Kumar Chitumalla, Joonkyung Jang, Nagababu Penumaka, Satyanarayana Sirasani
In this paper a novel ligand debip (2-(4-N,N-diethylbenzenamine)1H-imidazo[4,5-f] [1, 10]phenanthroline) and its Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(L)2(debip)](2+), (L = phen (1), bpy (2) and dmb (3)) have been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic techniques. The DNA binding studies for all these complexes were examined by absorption, emission, quenching studies, viscosity measurements and cyclic voltammetry. The light switching properties of complexes 1-3 have been evaluated. Molecular docking, Density Functional Theory (DFT) and time dependent DFT calculations were performed...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431881/design-and-synthesis-of-1-2-3-triazolo-phenanthrene-hybrids-as-cytotoxic-agents
#5
Niggula Praveen Kumar, Shalini Nekkanti, S Sujana Kumari, Pankaj Sharma, Nagula Shankaraiah
A series of new 1,2,3-triazolo-phenanthrene hybrids has been synthesized by employing Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction. These compounds were evaluated for their in vitro cytotoxic potential against various human cancer cell lines viz. lung (A549), prostate (PC-3 and DU145), gastric (HGC-27), cervical (HeLa), triple negative breast (MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-453) and breast (BT-549, 4T1) cells. Among the tested compounds, 7d displayed highest cytotoxicity against DU145 cells with IC50 value of 1...
April 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431469/enhanced-response-time-of-electrowetting-lenses-with-shaped-input-voltage-functions
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Omkar D Supekar, Mo Zohrabi, Juliet T Gopinath, Victor M Bright
Adaptive optical lenses, based on the electrowetting principle, are being rapidly implemented in many applications such as microscopy, remote sensing, displays, and optical communication. To characterize the response of these electrowetting lenses, the dependence on DC driving voltage functions was investigated in a low viscosity liquid system. Cylindrical lenses with inner diameter 2.45 and 3.95-mm were used to characterize the dynamic behavior of the liquids under DC voltage electrowetting actuation. By increasing the rise time of the input exponential driving voltage, the originally underdamped system response can be damped, enabling a smooth response from the lens...
April 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430517/small-particle-driven-chain-disentanglements-in-polymer-nanocomposites
#7
Erkan Senses, Siyam M Ansar, Christopher L Kitchens, Yimin Mao, Suresh Narayanan, Bharath Natarajan, Antonio Faraone
Using neutron spin-echo spectroscopy, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, and bulk rheology, we studied the effect of particle size on the single-chain dynamics, particle mobility, and bulk viscosity in athermal polyethylene oxide-gold nanoparticle composites. The results reveal a ≈25% increase in the reptation tube diameter with the addition of nanoparticles smaller than the entanglement mesh size (≈5  nm), at a volume fraction of 20%. The tube diameter remains unchanged in the composite with larger (20 nm) nanoparticles at the same loading...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430110/viscosity-of-a-sheared-correlated-near-critical-model-fluid-in-confinement
#8
Christian Rohwer, Andrea Gambassi, Matthias Kruger
Second-order phase transitions are characterized by a divergence of the spatial correlation length of the order parameter fluctuations. For confined systems, this is known to lead to remarkable equilibrium physical phenomena, including finite-size effects and critical Casimir forces. We explore here some non-equilibrium aspects of these effects in the stationary state resulting from the action of external forces: by analyzing a model of a correlated fluid under shear, spatially confined by two parallel plates, we study the resulting viscosity within the setting of (Gaussian) Landau-Ginzburg theory...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429276/enhancing-thermal-stability-of-a-highly-concentrated-insulin-formulation-with-pluronic-f-127-for-long-term-use-in-microfabricated-implantable-devices
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Jason Li, Michael K Chu, Brian Lu, Sako Mirzaie, Kuan Chen, Claudia R Gordijo, Oliver Plettenburg, Adria Giacca, Xiao Yu Wu
Development of highly concentrated formulations of protein and peptide drugs is a major challenge due to increased susceptibility to aggregation and precipitation. Numerous drug delivery systems including implantable and wearable controlled-release devices require thermally stable formulations with high concentrations due to limited device sizes and long-term use. Herein we report a highly concentrated insulin gel formulation (up to 80 mg/mL, corresponding to 2200 IU/mL), stabilized with a non-ionic amphiphilic triblock copolymer (i...
April 20, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428570/investigation-of-the-erosive-potential-of-sour-novelty-sweets
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A Aljawad, M Z Morgan, R Fairchild, J S Rees
Background The expansion of the novelty sweets market in the UK has major potential public health implications in children and young adults as they may cause dental erosion.Objective To investigate the erosive potential of the novelty sweets in term of their physiochemical properties and amount of enamel loss.Subjects and methods The pH of a variety of novelty sweets was tested in vitro using a pH meter and the neutralisable acidity was assessed by titrating the sweets against 0.1M NaOH. The viscosity of the novelty sweets was measured using a rotational viscometer...
April 21, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427678/application-and-mechanism-of-ultrasonic-static-mixer-in-heavy-oil-viscosity-reduction
#11
Chunwei Shi, Wei Yang, Jianbin Chen, Xiaoping Sun, Wenyi Chen, Huiyong An, Yili Duo, Mingyuan Pei
In the present study, heavy oil viscosity reduction in Daqing oil field was investigated by using an ultrasonic static mixer. The influence of the ultrasonic power on the viscosity reduction rate was investigated and the optimal technological conditions were determined for the ultrasonic treatment. The mechanism for ultrasonic viscosity reduction was analyzed. The flow characteristics of heavy oil in the mixer under the effect of cavitation were investigated using numerical modeling, and energy consumptions were calculated during the ultrasonic treatment and vis-breaking processes...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427666/the-development-of-recent-high-power-ultrasonic-transducers-for-near-well-ultrasonic-processing-technology
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Zhenjun Wang, Yuanming Xu
With the reduction of crude oil throughout the world, enhance oil recovery technology has become a major oil research topics, which can greatly increase the recovery ratio of the crude oil before the dawning of renewable energy era. Near-well ultrasonic processing technology, as one new method, has attracted more attention for Enhanced Oil Recovery due to its low cost, good applicability and no environmental pollution in recent rears. There are two important relevant aspects about Near-well ultrasonic processing technology: (a) how to enhance the oil flow through the rocks into the pumping pool and (b) how to reduce the oil viscosity so that it can be easier to pump...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427655/effect-of-ultrasound-and-enzymatic-pre-treatment-on-yield-and-properties-of-banana-juice
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Sandhan Jyoti Bora, Jyotishman Handique, Nandan Sit
Effect of ultrasound and enzymatic pre-treatments with cellulase and pectinase on yield and properties of banana juice were investigated. A two-level full factorial design was employed. The factors selected were ultrasonication time (0 and 30min), cellulase concentration (0 and 0.2%) and pectinase concentration (0 and 0.2%). The responses studied were yield, viscosity, clarity, total soluble solids (TSS) and pH. It was observed that pectinase was more effective in increasing the yield of juice compared to cellulase...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427549/lung-diseases-associated-with-hydrocarbon-exposure
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REVIEW
Stephen J Connellan
The human race has been exposed to the potential toxicity of hydrocarbons, whether by the inhaled or ingested route, for thousands of years and the consequent inflammatory reaction in the lungs depends on the degree of exposure, volatility and viscosity of the particular hydrocarbon in question. Heating, lighting, transportation, industry and nature all provide the potential for both inhalation and/or ingestion of hydrocarbons. Some forms, such as those related to petroleum products, e.g. diesel exhaust particles (DEP) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) have been shown to cause both malignant and non-malignant respiratory diseases...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426587/reduced-blood-viscosity-plays-minor-role-in-regional-blood-flow-increases-during-acute-normovolemic-hemodilution
#15
George J Crystal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425667/soft-multifunctional-composites-and-emulsions-with-liquid-metals
#16
REVIEW
Navid Kazem, Tess Hellebrekers, Carmel Majidi
Binary mixtures of liquid metal (LM) or low-melting-point alloy (LMPA) in an elastomeric or fluidic carrier medium can exhibit unique combinations of electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. This emerging class of soft multifunctional composites have potential applications in wearable computing, bio-inspired robotics, and shape-programmable architectures. The dispersion phase can range from dilute droplets to connected networks that support electrical conductivity. In contrast to deterministically patterned LM microfluidics, LMPA- and LM-embedded elastomer (LMEE) composites are statistically homogenous and exhibit effective bulk properties...
April 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425587/hybrid-finite-difference-finite-element-immersed-boundary-method
#17
Boyce E Griffith, Xiaoyu Luo
The immersed boundary method is an approach to fluid-structure interaction that uses a Lagrangian description of the structural deformations, stresses, and forces along with an Eulerian description of the momentum, viscosity, and incompressibility of the fluid-structure system. The original immersed boundary methods described immersed elastic structures using systems of flexible fibers, and even now, most immersed boundary methods still require Lagrangian meshes that are finer than the Eulerian grid. This work introduces a coupling scheme for the immersed boundary method to link the Lagrangian and Eulerian variables that facilitates independent spatial discretizations for the structure and background grid...
April 20, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425188/effects-of-age-and-viscosity-on-food-transport-and-breathing-swallowing-coordination-during-eating-of-two-phase-food-in-nursing-home-residents
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Tsuyoshi Yamada, Koichiro Matsuo, Masayuki Izawa, Shizuru Yamada, Yuji Masuda, Tadashi Ogasawara
AIM: When eating food that contains both liquid and solid phases, the liquid component frequently enters the hypopharynx before swallowing and can increase the risk of aspiration. Thus, we examined whether the initial viscosity of mixed consistency food could alter pre-swallow food transport and breathing-swallowing coordination in older adults. METHODS: Fiberoptic endoscopy was recorded while 18 healthy young adults and 19 older adults ate 5 g of steamed rice combined with 3 mL of blue-dye water...
April 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424554/arterial-stiffness-in-hematologic-malignancies
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REVIEW
Ioana Mozos, Georgiana Borzak, Alexandru Caraba, Rodica Mihaescu
Malignant and cardiovascular disorders are the top causes of mortality worldwide. This article reviews the main literature data and mechanisms linking hematologic malignancies and arterial stiffness, focusing on recent experimental and clinical results. Several links were found in hematologic malignancies between complete blood count and arterial stiffness. Chemotherapy, especially anthracyclines, cyclophosphamide and tyrosine kinase inhibitors, as well as radiotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are the main known causes of arterial stiffness increase in hematologic malignancies...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423953/evaluation-of-polyvinyl-alcohols-as-mucoadhesive-polymers-for-mucoadhesive-buccal-tablets-prepared-by-direct-compression
#20
Yuri Ikeuchi-Takahashi, Chizuko Ishihara, Hiraku Onishi
The purpose of the present work was to evaluate polyvinyl alcohols (PVAs) as a mucoadhesive polymer for mucoadhesive buccal tablets prepared by direct compression. Various polymerization degree and particle diameter PVAs were investigated for their usability. The tensile strength, in vitro adhesive force and water absorption properties of the tablets were determined to compare the various PVAs. The highest values of the tensile strength and the in vitro adhesive force were observed for PVAs with a medium viscosity and small particle size...
April 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
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