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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549380/synthesis-of-pyridinic-rich-n-s-co-doped-carbon-quantum-dots-as-effective-enzyme-mimics
#1
Teng Liu, Zhi-Wei Cui, Jun Zhou, Ying Wang, Zhi-Gang Zou
N and S co-doped carbon quantum dots (N, S-CQDs) with high N- and S-doping level were synthesized by microwave solid-phase pyrolysis within 50 s. Owing to the dominant pyridinic N injection into the conjugated framework, both high enzyme mimics catalytic activity and photoluminescence quantum yield are achieved simultaneously.
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549325/graphene-oxide-in-the-water-environment-could-affect-tetracycline-antibiotic-resistance
#2
Mei-Ting Guo, Guo-Sheng Zhang
In recent years, the influence of new materials like nanoparticles in the water environment on biological substances has been widely studied. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) represent a new type of pollutant in the environment. Graphene oxide (GO), as a nano material, because of its unique structure, may have an impact on antibiotic resistance bacteria (ARB) and ARGs; however the research in this area is rarely reported. Therefore, this study mainly investigated the effects of GO on bacterial antibiotic resistance...
May 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549280/protocols-for-the-analytical-characterization-of-therapeutic-monoclonal-antibodies-i-non-denaturing-chromatographic-techniques
#3
Alexandre Goyon, Valentina D'Atri, Balazs Bobaly, Elsa Wagner-Rousset, Alain Beck, Szabolcs Fekete, Davy Guillarme
Size-, charge- and hydrophobicity-related variants of a biopharmaceutical product have to be deeply characterized for batch consistency and for the assessment of immunogenicity and safety effects. Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and ion exchange chromatography (IEX) are considered as the gold standard for the analysis of high molecular weight species (HMWS) and charge-related variants, respectively. Hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) has drawn renewed attention to monitor the small drug payload distribution in the cysteine-linked antibody-drug conjugates (ADC)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549267/the-construction-of-a-novel-nucleic-acids-detection-microplatform-based-on-the-nset-for-one-step-detecting-tk1-dna-and-microrna-21
#4
Jian Zhang, Qian Zhao, Yudong Wu, Bo Zhang, Weipan Peng, Jiafang Piao, Yurui Zhou, Weichen Gao, Xiaoqun Gong, Jin Chang
Microbeads-based microchip technology has become the potential for a new generation of nucleic acids detection in a high-throughput and sensitive manner. However the specificity and operational complexity limit the microchip applied in nucleic acids detection. Herein, in this work, we designed a kind of gold-nanoparticles coated polystyrene microbeads as microplatform conjugating with the molecular beacons as probes. Due to the nanoparticle surface energy transfer of gold-nanoparticles, the fluorescence of dye on one end of molecular beacons was effectively quenched...
May 23, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549265/facile-screening-of-potential-xenoestrogens-by-an-estrogen-receptor-based-reusable-optical-biosensor
#5
Lanhua Liu, Xiaohong Zhou, Yun Lu, Didi Shan, Bi Xu, Miao He, Hanchang Shi, Yi Qian
The apparent increase in hormone-induced cancers and disorders of the reproductive tract has led to a growing demand for new technologies capable of screening xenoestrogens. We reported an estrogen receptor (ER)-based reusable fiber biosensor for facile screening estrogenic compounds in environment. The bioassay is based on the competition of xenoestrogens with 17β-estradiol (E2) for binding to the recombinant receptor of human estrogen receptor α (hERα) protein, leaving E2 free to bind to fluorophore-labeled anti-E2 monoclonal antibody...
May 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548889/therapy-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-an-sn-38-anti-trop-2-drug-conjugate-sacituzumab-govitecan
#6
Rebecca Suk Heist, Michael J Guarino, Gregory Masters, W Thomas Purcell, Alexander N Starodub, Leora Horn, Ronald J Scheff, Aditya Bardia, Wells A Messersmith, Jordan Berlin, Allyson J Ocean, Serengulam V Govindan, Pius Maliakal, Boyd Mudenda, William A Wegener, Robert M Sharkey, David M Goldenberg, D Ross Camidge
Purpose Trop-2, expressed in most solid cancers, may be a target for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We studied sacituzumab govitecan (IMMU-132), a Trop-2 ADC, for the targeting of SN-38. Patients and Methods We evaluated IMMU-132 in a single-arm multicenter trial in patients with pretreated metastatic NSCLC who received either 8 or 10 mg/kg on days 1 and 8 of 21-day cycles. The primary end points were safety and objective response rate (ORR). Progression-free survival and overall survival were secondary end points...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548838/synthesis-of-defined-and-functionalized-glycans-of-lipoteichoic-acid-a-cell-surface-polysaccharide-from-clostridium-difficile
#7
Kang Yu, Ningning Bi, Chenghe Xiong, Shuihong Cai, Zhongzhu Long, Zhongwu Guo, Guofeng Gu
Two structurally defined, functionalized glycans of lipoteichoic acid (LTA, also known as PS-III) from C. difficile, which have one or two repeating units of LTA linked to the core trisaccharide, were efficiently synthesized via a convergent [2 + 3] or [2 + 2 + 3] strategy. The α-linkage of both N-acetylglucosamine residues in the repeating unit were constructed with glycosyl imidates of azidosugars as donors, while the phosphodiester bridges between the oligosaccharides were fashioned using H-phosphonate chemistry...
May 26, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548830/stable-5-5%C3%A2-substituted-2-2%C3%A2-bipyrroles-building-blocks-for-macrocyclic-and-materials-chemistry
#8
Gonzalo Anguera, Brice Kauffmann, Jose Ignacio Borrell, Salvador Borros, David Sánchez-García
The preparation and characterization of a family of stable 2,2´-bipyrroles substituted at positions 5,5´with thienyl, phenyl, TMS-ethynyl, and vinyl groups is reported herein. The synthesis of these new bipyrroles comprises three steps: formation of the corresponding 5,5´-unsubstituted bipyrrole, bromination and Stille or Suzuki coupling. The best results in the coupling are obtained using the Stille reaction under microwave irradiation. The new compounds have been fully characterized by UV-vis absorption, fluorescence and IR spectroscopies and cyclic voltammetry...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548712/redox-enabled-ph-disabled-pyrazoline-ferrocene-two-input-inhibit-logic-gates
#9
Glenn J Scerri, Miriam Cini, Jonathan S Schembri, Paola Fontoura da Costa, Alex D Johnson, David C Magri
Pyrazoline-ferrocene conjugates with an 'electron-donor-spacer-fluorophore-receptor' format are demonstrated as two-input INHIBIT logic gates.
May 26, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548683/secondary-rim-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-functionalization-to-conjugate-with-c60-improved-efficacy-as-photosensitizer
#10
Xiaolei Zhu, Annamaria Quaranta, René Bensasson, Matthieu Sollogoub, Yongmin Zhang
DIBAL-H-mediated demethylation provides a novel entry to secondary rim functionalized γ-CD. 2A,3B-dihydroxyl-per-O-methylated-γ-cyclodextrin has been obtained, whose conjugation with C60 allows the access to the most water-soluble C60 conjugate described so far. The water-solubility 0.12 M (550 mg/mL) is 150 times higher than that of native γ-CD/ C60 complex. Its singlet oxygen (¹O₂) quantum yield is 0.39, an increase by one or two orders of magnitude compared to that of α(β)CD-C60 conjugates.
May 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548489/glycosaminoglycans-specific-cell-targeting-and-imaging-using-fluorescent-nanodiamonds-coated-with-viral-envelope-proteins
#11
Minh D Pham, Chandra Prakash Epperla, Chia-Lung Hsieh, Wen Chang, Huan-Cheng Chang
Understanding virus-host interactions is crucial for vaccine development. This study investigates such interactions using fluorescent nanodiamonds (FNDs) coated with vaccinia envelope proteins as the model system. To achieve this goal, we noncovalently conjugated 100-nm FND with A27(aa 21-84), a recombinant envelope protein of vaccinia virus, for glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)-specific targeting and imaging of living cells. Another recombinant protein A27(aa 33-84) that removes the GAGs-binding sequences was also used for comparison...
May 26, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548314/scorpionate-complexes-of-aza-18-crown-6-containing-fluoronitrophenyl-substituents-as-studied-by-esi-ms
#12
Rafał Frański, Magdalena Onyszkiewicz, Błażej Gierczyk
RATIONALE: Coordination of a metal cation by a nitro group is rare and the interaction between them is usually weak. Examples of complexes in which such an interaction takes place are metal complexes of cyclams containing nitrophenyl or nitrobenzyl substituents. It seemed to be interesting to check if in the complexes of respective crown ether conjugates the interaction can also take place. METHODS: We synthesized the respective conjugates of aza-18-crown-6, namely fluoro-substituted N-nitrophenylaza-18C6 conjugates...
May 26, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548153/accelerating-chemical-reactions-by-molecular-sledding
#13
Lei Zhang, Lifei Zheng, Zhuojun Meng, Konstantin Balinin, Mark Loznik, Andreas Herrmann
The speed-up of covalent bond formation was achieved between a sulfhydryl group and a 2-bromopropionic acid derivative by utilizing sliding peptide-modified substrates. Moreover, a new type of DNA cleaving reagent was developed, consisting of pVIc covalently coupled to verteporfin. This peptide-porphyrin conjugate allowed targeting of DNA and resulted in increased photodegradation of double-stranded nucleic acids.
May 26, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548149/fluorous-tag-assisted-synthesis-of-bile-acid-bisphosphonate-conjugates-via-orthogonal-click-reactions-an-access-to-potential-anti-resorption-bone-drugs
#14
Chiara Massarenti, Olga Bortolini, Giancarlo Fantin, Dario Cristofaro, Daniele Ragno, Daniela Perrone, Elena Marchesi, Gianluca Toniolo, Alessandro Massi
The synthesis of a small collection of novel bile acid-bisphosphonate (BA-BP) conjugates as potential drug candidates is reported. The disclosed methodology relied on the installation of azide and thiol functionalities at the head and tail positions, respectively, of the BA scaffold and its subsequent decoration by orthogonal click reactions (copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition, thiol-ene or thiol-yne coupling) to introduce BP units and a fluorophore. Because of the troublesome isolation of the target conjugates by standard procedures, the methodology culminated with the functionalization of the BA scaffold with a light fluorous tag to rapidly and efficiently purify intermediates and final products by fluorous solid-phase extraction...
May 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547869/the-zinc-finger-domain-of-ring-finger-protein-141-reveals-a-unique-ring-fold
#15
Kazuhide Miyamoto, Airi Uechi, Kazuki Saito
Human RING finger protein 141 (RFP141) is a germ cell-specific transcription factor during spermatogenesis. We synthesized a compact construct encoding the C-terminal zinc finger of RFP141 (RFP141C peptide). Herein we determined the solution structure of the RFP141C peptide by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Moreover, NMR data and the chemical modification of cysteine residues demonstrated that the RFP141C peptide binds to two zinc atoms in a cross-brace arrangement. The Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool database predicted the structure of RFP141C as a RING finger...
May 25, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547860/inhibition-of-melanoma-metastasis-by-dual-peptide-plga-nps
#16
Denise Costa Arruda, Thaís Dolzany de Oliveira, Patrícia Harume Fukuda Cursino, Vera Susana Carneiro Maia, Rodrigo Berzaghi, Luiz R Travassos, Dayane Batista Tada
Despite the positive results observed in vitro and in vivo, clinical trials with bioactive peptides are generally hampered by their fast degradation in the biological system. Two bioactive peptides, P20 (CSSRTMHHC) and the combined peptide C (CVNHPAFACGYGHTMYYHHYQHHL) have been identified as anticancer therapeutics. Combined peptide C consists of peptide C (CVNHPAFAC), a tumor-homing peptide, conjugated to the antiangiogenic peptide HTMYYHHYQHHL with a GYG. In this work, PLGA NPs with peptide C were applied as a dual-peptide carrier for application in cancer therapy...
May 25, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547181/sequential-feeding-of-lipid-supplement-enriches-beef-adipose-tissues-with-18-3n-3-biohydrogenation-intermediates
#17
P Vahmani, J L Aalhus, D C Rolland, T A McAllister, N Prieto, H C Block, S D Proctor, L L Guan, M E R Dugan
The present study was designed to determine if feeding steers extruded flaxseed and hay (25 and 75%; DM basis) together as a total mixed ration (TMR), or sequentially (non-TMR) would result in different enrichments of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and their biohydrogenation intermediates (BHI) in beef adipose tissues [subcutaneous (SC) vs perirenal (PR) fat]. Forty-eight Angus cross steers (325 ± 16 kg) were stratified by weight to six pens, and pens were randomized to either TMR or non-TMR and fed ad libitum for an average of 242 days...
May 25, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547177/guideline-for-pet-ct-imaging-of-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-with-68-ga-dota-conjugated-somatostatin-receptor-targeting-peptides-and-18-f-dopa
#18
Murat Fani Bozkurt, Irene Virgolini, Sona Balogova, Mohsen Beheshti, Domenico Rubello, Clemens Decristoforo, Valentina Ambrosini, Andreas Kjaer, Roberto Delgado-Bolton, Jolanta Kunikowska, Wim J G Oyen, Arturo Chiti, Francesco Giammarile, Stefano Fanti
PURPOSE & METHODS: Neuroendocrine neoplasms are a heterogenous group of tumours, for which nuclear medicine plays an important role in the diagnostic work-up as well as in the targeted therapeutic options. This guideline is aimed to assist nuclear medicine physicians in recommending, performing, reporting and interpreting the results of somatostatin receptor (SSTR) PET/CT imaging using (68)Ga-DOTA-conjugated peptides, as well as (18)F-DOPA imaging for various neuroendocrine neoplasms...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546954/pleiotropic-cytotoxicity-of-vaca-toxin-in-host-cells-and-its-impact-on-immunotherapy
#19
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Farnaz Fahimi, Mohammad Reza Tohidkia, Mehdi Fouladi, Reza Aghabeygi, Naser Samadi, Yadollah Omidi
Introduction: In the recent decades, a number of studies have highlighted the importance of Helicobacter pylori in the initiation and development of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. Some potential virulence factors (e.g., urease, CagA, VacA, BabA) are exploited by this microorganism, facilitating its persistence through evading human defense mechanisms. Among these toxins and enzymes, vacuolating toxin A (VacA) is of a great importance in the pathogenesis of H. pylori. VacA toxin shows different pattern of cytotoxicity through binding to different cell surface receptors in various cells...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546942/magnetic-nanoparticles-conjugated-with-rpe-cell-mcp-1-antibody-vegf-antibody-compounds-for-the-targeted-therapy-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-hypothesis
#20
Zhao-Jiang Du, Peng Li, Li Wang
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly throughout the world. Treatment of AMD utilizing retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplantation represents a promising therapy. However, simplex RPE transplantation can only replace the diseased RPE cells, but has no abilities to stop the development of AMD. It has been indicated that oxidization triggers the development of AMD by inducing the dysfunction and degeneration of RPE cells, which results in the upregulation of local monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) expression...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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