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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166538/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-associated-with-conventional-endodontic-treatment-a-clinical-and-molecular-microbiological-study
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Caroline C da Silva, Sérgio P Chaves Júnior, Gabriela L D Pereira, Karla B F C da Fontes, Lívia A A Antunes, Helvécio C C Póvoa, Leonardo S Antunes, Natalia L P Póvoa Iorio
This study evaluated antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) as an adjunct to endodontic treatment. Ten uniradicular teeth (control group (CG)= 4 (2 and test group (TG)= 6) with primary endodontic infections, from both genders, between 17 and 65 years old, were analyzed. Microbiological samples were collected before and after chemical-mechanical instrumentation (CMI), after aPDT (for the TG), and after the removal of the temporary restorations (second session). In TG, the aPDT was performed with 100 μg/mL methylene blue and irradiated with low power laser (InGaAIP, 660 nm; 100 mW; 40 sec) with a fiber-coupled optical laser...
November 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166495/photodynamic-action-of-the-red-laser-on-propionibacterium-acnes
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Rogério Rodrigo Ramos, Jeferson Leandro de Paiva, José Paulo Franco Dos Santos Gomes, Nagib Pezati Boer, José Maria Pereira de Godoy, Fernando Batigalia
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy is a therapeutic modality that has consolidated its activity in the photooxidation of organic matter, which arises from the activity of reactive oxygen species. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of red laser 660nm with the photosensitizer methylene blue on Propionibacterium acnes in vitro. METHOD: The experimental design was distributed into four groups (1 - control group without the application of light and without photosensitizer, 2 - application of light, 3 - methylene blue without light, and 4 - methylene blue with light)...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164619/nanoflower-like-yttrium-doped-zno-photocatalyst-for-the-degradation-of-methylene-blue-dye
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Hemalatha Parangusan, Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Mariam Al Ali Al-Maadeed, Alagar Marimuthu
Pure ZnO and Yttrium doped (Y-doped) ZnO at various mol% with flower-like nanostructures are synthesized by a microwave-assisted sol-gel method, followed by investigating the morphologies, crystal structures, optical properties and photocatalytic performances. While the phase formations are detected by X-ray diffraction technique, both scanning and transmission electron microscopy images clearly depict the flower-like morphology of ZnO and Y-doped ZnO samples. Formation of flower petals are from the nanoparticles that grew and connected by orientation attachment process...
November 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164211/various-polyoxomolybdate-based-hybrids-induced-by-ph-and-solvents-structures-adsorption-activities-for-dyes-and-bifunctional-electrocatalytic-properties
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Xiuli Wang, Shan Zhang, Xiang Wang, Guocheng Liu, Hongyan Lin, Huixiu Zhang
By changing the pH values and solvents of reaction systems, four polyoxomolybdate-based compounds, [CoL(H2O)2][β-Mo8O26]0.5 (1), {[Co2L2(H2O)3][Mo7O23]}·3H2O (2), [Co2L3][δ-Mo8O26]0.5[β-Mo8O26]0.5·10H2O (3), [Co2L3][H4Mo8O28]·4DMA·2H2O (4), (L = 1,3-bis(1H-imidazole-4-carboxamido)metaphenylene, DMA = N,N'-dimethylacetamide), have been synthesized in the presence of the Co(2+) ion, L ligand and Mo7O24(6-). Compounds 1 and 2 were obtained under hydrothermal conditions; the different pH values result in two kinds of polyoxomolybdate anions, [β-Mo8O26](4-) in 1 and [Mo14O46](8-) in 2, and the similar [CoL(H2O)2](2+) or [Co2L2(H2O)3](4+) metal-organic chains...
November 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161664/sandwich-type-biosensor-for-the-detection-of-%C3%AE-2-3-sialylated-glycans-based-on-fullerene-palladium-platinum-alloy-and-4-mercaptophenylboronic-acid-nanoparticle-hybrids-coupled-with-au-methylene-blue-mal-signal-amplification
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Qiqi Yuan, Junlin He, Yazhen Niu, Jun Chen, Yilin Zhao, Yuchan Zhang, Chao Yu
α2,3-sialylated glycans (α2,3-sial-Gs) are one of the significant tumour biomarkers for the early diagnosis of cancer. In this work, a neoteric sandwich-type biosensor was developed for detecting α2,3-sial-Gs using 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid (4-MPBA) to construct a novel molecular recognition system by the coordination of a boron atom of 4-MPBA to the amide group of Neu5Ac in the α2,3-sial-Gs structure. Amino-functionalized fullerene coupled with palladium-platinum bimetallic alloy nanocrystals (n-C60-PdPt) was synthesized to modify the surface of a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) because the n-C60 nanomaterial affords a large surface area for the on-site reduction of bimetallic alloy nanoparticles and an excellent capacity for electron transfer...
November 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161292/individual-marking-of-soft-bodied-subtidal-invertebrates-in-situ-a-novel-staining-technique-applied-to-the-giant-plumose-anemone-metridium-farcimen-tilesius-1809
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Christopher D Wells, Kenneth P Sebens
The ability to recognize individuals and track growth over time is crucial to population dynamics research as well as studies of animal behavior. Invertebrates are particularly difficult to track as they often molt, have regenerative capabilities, or lack hard parts to attach markers. We tested, in laboratory and field studies, a new way of marking sea anemones (order Actiniaria) by injection of three vital stains (i.e., neutral red, methylene blue, and fluorescein). Neutral red and methylene blue did not affect growth or survival, but fluorescein was lethal at high concentrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159354/self-assembled-nano-leaf-vein-bionic-structure-of-tio2-mos2-composites-for-photoelectric-sensors
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Qianyu Wang, Peng Yu, Lu Bai, Ruiying Bao, Ning Wang, Chuanbing Cheng, Zhengying Liu, Mingbo Yang, Wei Yang, Zhanhu Guo
Inspired by the leaf/vein structure of leaves which effectively supports the photosynthesis of green plants, a nano-leaf/vein bionic structure of self-assembled TiO2/MoS2 composites is applied to induce the reversible photochromic reactions of methylene blue (MB) for the first time. This reversible photochromic phenomenon gives a novel performance for the TiO2/MoS2 composites and expands their applications. Similar to the case where the natural vein network in leaves ensures the efficient material transfer and energy exchange for photosynthesis, the bionic internal MoS2 vein network in the composites ensures the efficient separation and directional transfer of photo-generated carriers to restrain the photocatalytic degradation reactions and to enhance the reversible photochromic reactions...
November 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156404/cascaded-signal-amplification-via-target-triggered-formation-of-aptazyme-for-sensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-atp
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Xia Li, Jianmei Yang, Jiaqing Xie, Bingying Jiang, Ruo Yuan, Yun Xiang
The construction of reliable sensors for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) detection gains increasing interest because of its important roles in various enzymatic activities and biological processes. Based on a cascaded, significant signal amplification approach by the integration of the aptazymes and catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA), we have developed a sensitive electrochemical sensor for the detection of ATP. The target ATP leads to the conformational change of the aptazyme sequences and their association with the hairpin substrates to form active aptazymes, in which the hairpin substrates are cyclically cleaved by the metal ion cofactors in buffer to release the enzymatic sequences that can also bind the hairpin substrates to generate active DNAzymes...
November 17, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155745/hand-held-clinical-photoacoustic-imaging-system-for-real-time-non-invasive-small-animal-imaging
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Kathyayini Sivasubramanian, Vijitha Periyasamy, Manojit Pramanik
Translation of photoacoustic imaging into the clinic is a major challenge. Handheld real-time clinical photoacoustic imaging systems are very rare. Here, we report a combined photoacoustic and clinical ultrasound imaging system by integrating an ultrasound probe with light delivery for small animal imaging. We demonstrate this by showing sentinel lymph node imaging in small animals along with minimally invasive real-time needle guidance. A clinical ultrasound platform with access to raw channel data allows the integration of photoacoustic imaging leading to a handheld real-time clinical photoacoustic imaging system...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155510/in-situ-preservation-of-parathyroid-glands-advanced-surgical-tips-for-prevention-of-permanent-hypoparathyroidism-in-thyroid-surgery
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Radan Dzodic, Nada Santrac
Hypoparathyroidism (HPT) is one of the most frequentand severe complications of thyroid surgery. It is caused by intraoperative damage, devascularization or accidental removal of the parathyroid glands (PTGs). The incidence of postoperative HPT is directly proportional to surgery extent and surgeon's experience. After 40 years of experience in thyroid surgery, the first author summarizes the already known surgical steps in thyroid surgery and adds some useful practical tips for in situ preservation of PTGs...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153950/highly-sensitive-electrochemical-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-aptasensor-based-on-target-induced-dual-signal-ratiometric-and-polymerase-assisted-protein-recycling-amplification-strategy
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Kanfu Peng, Pan Xie, Zhe-Han Yang, Ruo Yuan, Keqin Zhang
In this work, an amplified electrochemical ratiometric aptasensor for nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) assay based on target binding-triggered ratiometric signal readout and polymerase-assisted protein recycling amplification strategy is described. To demonstrate the effect of "signal-off" and "signal-on" change for the dual-signal electrochemical ratiometric readout, the thiol-hairpin DNA (SH-HD) hybridizes with methylene blue (MB)-modified protection DNA (MB-PD) to form capture probes, which is rationally introduced for the construction of the assay platform...
October 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151412/-methylene-blue-in-the-treatment-of-vasodilatory-shock-a-meta-analysis
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Xiongfeng Zhang, Yun Gao, Pengfei Pan, Yi Wang, Wenzhe Li, Xiangyou Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of methylene blue in the treatment of refractory hypotension caused by vascular paralysis during the course of vasodilatory shock. METHODS: The related articles were searched by retrieving the terms using methylene blue, vascular paralysis, hemodynamics, hypotension, vasodilatory shock in CNKI, China Biomedical Literature database, Wanfang database, PubMed, Springer Link, and BIOSIS Previews database. The retrieval time was from January 1994 to June 2017...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151273/post-treatment-with-methylene-blue-is-effective-against-delayed-encephalopathy-after-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Ningjun Zhao, Pengchong Liang, Xiaoying Zhuo, Chenglei Su, Xuemei Zong, Bingnan Guo, Han Dong, Xianliang Yan, Shuqun Hu, Quanguang Zhang, Xu Tie
Delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (DEACMP) is the most severe and clinically intractable complication that occurs following acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, the mechanism of DEACMP is still vague. Growing evidence indicates that delayed cerebral damage following CO poisoning is related to oxidative stress, abnormal neuro-inflammation, apoptosis and immune-mediated injury. Our recent report indicated that methylene blue (MB) may be a promising therapeutic agent in the prevention of neuronal cell death and cognitive deficits following transient global cerebral ischaemia (GCI)...
November 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150293/a-unique-and-promising-combination-of-medications-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#14
James D Weinstein
At present there is no therapy for Alzheimer's Disease which completely stops the progressive dementia effecting late onset Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients. It is felt that the main reason for this failure is that AD appears to be a disease caused by four major pathological processes. To date, efforts to develop treatments have addressed only one or another of these four etiologies. However, even a partially effective therapy against one cause allows the others, untreated, to continue their inexorable destruction of the neurons of the brain...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149843/characterization-of-a-novel-bioflocculant-from-a-marine-bacterium-and-its-application-in-dye-wastewater-treatment
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Zhen Chen, Zhipeng Li, Peize Liu, Yu Liu, Yuanpeng Wang, Qingbiao Li, Ning He
BACKGROUND: The identification of microorganisms with excellent flocculant-producing capability and optimization of the fermentation process are necessary for the wide-scale application of bioflocculants. Thus, we evaluated the flocculant-producing ability of a novel strain identified by the screening of marine bacteria, and we report for the first time the properties of the bioflocculant produced by Alteromonas sp. in the treatment of dye wastewater. RESULTS: A bioflocculant-producing bacterium was isolated from seawater and identified as Alteromonas sp...
November 17, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145431/effects-of-periodontitis-on-the-development-of-asthma-the-role-of-photodynamic-therapy
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Larissa Carbonera Candeo, Nicole Cristine Rigonato-Oliveira, Aurileia Aparecida Brito, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Cristiane Miranda França, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Rodolfo Paula Vieira, Adriana Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco, Ana Paula Ligeiro-Oliveira, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana
To evaluate whether periodontitis modulates lung inflammation in an experimental model of asthma as well as the photodynamic therapy (PDT) is associated with a reduction of lung inflammation. Seventy-two BALB/c male mice (~2 months) were randomly divided into 8 groups (n = 9): Basal, Periodontitis (P), P+PT, P+PT+PDT, Asthma (A), A+P, A+P+PT, and A+P+PT+PDT. Periodontitis was induced by using the ligature technique and asthma was induced by ovalbumin (OVA). PT was performed with curettes and PDT with methylene blue (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144294/higher-alkyl-sulfatase-activity-required-by-microbial-inhabitants-to-remove-anionic-surfactants-in-the-contaminated-surface-waters
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Bulent Icgen, Salih Batuhan Salik, Lale Goksu, Huseyin Ulusoy, Fadime Yilmaz
Biodegradation of anionic surfactants, like sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) are challenged by some bacteria through the function of the enzyme alkyl sulfatases. Therefore, identifying and characterizing bacteria capable of degrading SDS with high alkyl sulfatase enzyme activity are pivotal. In this study, bacteria isolated from surfactant contaminated river water were screened for their potential to degrade SDS. Primary screening carried out by the conventional enrichment culture technique and assessment of SDS-degrading ability through methylene blue active substance assay revealed 12, out of 290, SDS-degrading surface water bacteria with maximum SDS degrading abilities of 46-94% in 24-54 h...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143529/hexavalent-chromium-as-an-electrocatalyst-in-dna-sensing
#18
Hamid R Lotfi Zadeh Zhad, Rebecca Y Lai
We report for the first time the use of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) as an electrocatalyst in electrochemical DNA sensing. For both stem-loop probe and linear probe electrochemical DNA sensors, the increase in probe rigidity upon target hybridization alters the accessibility of Cr(VI) to the methylene blue label on the surface-immobilized DNA probes. This change results in an enhancement in the electrocatalytic current when the sensors are interrogated using cyclic voltammetry at a slow scan rate. The incorporation of this electrocatalyst does not affect the normal "signal-off" sensing behavior observed in alternating current voltammetry; instead it enables simultaneous "signal-on" and "signal-off" detection of the target, while maintaining noted attributes of this class of folding- and dynamics-based sensors such as reusability and high selectivity...
November 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143136/investigation-of-arginine-a-specific-cysteine-proteinase-gene-expression-profiling-in-clinical-porphyromonas-gingivalis-isolates-against-photokilling-action-of-the-photo-activated-disinfection
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Maryam Pourhajibagher, Roghayeh Ghorbanzadeh, Abbas Bahador
Porphyromonas gingivalis is a significant root canal pathogen capable of causing endodontic infections, which during their treatment may receive sub-lethal doses of photo-activated disinfection (sPAD). As sPAD can influence microbial virulence, this study was designed to evaluate the effect of sPAD on gene expression level of arginine A-specific cysteine proteinase (rgpA), as one of the underlying virulence factors involved in the development of endodontic infection via P. gingivalis strains. To find out the sPAD against 16 clinical isolates of PAD-resistant P...
November 15, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140906/nose-and-lips-graft-variants-a-subunit-anatomical-study
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Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Alexander Gerdom, Martial Vergauwen, Pierre Gianello, Catherine Behets, Benoît Lengelé
BACKGROUND: In the field of Vascularized Composite tissue Allotransplantation (VCA), the surgical design of facial subunit grafts is an evolving concept. The purpose of the present paper is to study the possibilities to divide the historical nose and lips face transplant into several morphological and functional subunit grafts, depending on their respective supply. METHODS: Our study was conducted in 20 adult cadavers. The facial artery and its branches were dissected bilaterally in 16 fresh and 4 embalmed heads...
November 11, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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