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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334481/flexible-and-freestanding-supercapacitor-based-on-nanostructured-poly-m-aminophenol-carbon-nanofiber-hybrid-mats-with-high-energy-and-power-densities
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Arup Choudhury, Baban Dey, Susanta Sinha Mahapatra, Doo-Won Kim, Kap-Seung Yang, Duck J Yang
Nanostructured poly(m-aminophenol) (PmAP) coated freestanding carbon nanofiber (CNF) mats were fabricated through simple in-situ rapid-mixing polymerization of m-aminophenol in presence of CNF mat for flexible solid-state supercapacitors. The surface compositions, morphology and pore structure of the hybrid mats were characterized by using different techniques, e.g., FTIR, Raman, XRD, FE-SEM, TEM and N2 absorption. The results show that the PmAP nanoparticles homogeneously deposited on CNF surfaces and formed a thin flexible hybrid mat, which were directly used to made electrodes for electrochemical analysis without using any binders and conductive additives...
January 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334182/designing-3d-biological-surfaces-via-the-breath-figure-method
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Shuangshuang Chen, Su Gao, Jiange Jing, Qinghua Lu
The fabrication of biointerfaces that mimic cellular physiological environments is critical to understanding cell behaviors in vitro and for the design of tissue engineering. Breath figure is a self-assemble method that uses water droplets condensed from moisture as template and ends up with a highly ordered hexagonal pore array; this approach is used to fabricate various biological substrates. This progress report provides an overview of strategies to achieve topographical modifications and chemical-patterned arrays, such as modulation of the pore size, shape and selective decoration of the honeycomb holes...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334106/large-scale-preparation-of-a-3d-patchy-surface-with-dissimilar-dendritic-amphiphiles
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Yanyan Feng, Yujia Wan, Ming Jin, Decheng Wan
We show here the first example of the large-scale surface decoration of a macroscopic and porous monolith with dissimilar micropatches. Branched polyethylenimine (PEI) is alkylated with poly(propylene glycol) (PPG), leading to a reverse-micelle-like dendritic amphiphile of PEI@PPG. Peralkylation and partial quaternization of the residual amino groups of PEI@PPG produces a cationic dendritic amphiphile of PEI-N+@PPG. The two dendritic amphiphiles jointly stabilize a water-in-oil high-internal-phase emulsion to prepare open-cellular monoliths of macroscopic size, with the monolith pore surface dictated by the cationic and neutral dendritic amphiphiles...
January 15, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334080/effects-of-microarchitecture-and-mechanical-properties-of-3d-microporous-plla-plga-scaffolds-on-fibrochondrocyte-and-l929-fibroblast-behavior
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Gokhan Bahcecioglu, Nesrin Hasırcı, Vasif Hasirci
There are several reports studying cell behavior on surfaces in 2D or in hydrogels in 3D. However, cell behavior in 3D microporous scaffolds has not been investigated extensively. In this study, poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLLA/PLGA)-based microporous scaffolds were used to study the effects of scaffold microarchitecture and mechanical properties on the behavior of two different cell types, human meniscal fibrochondrocytes and L929 mouse fibroblasts. In general, cell attachment, spreading and proliferation rate were mainly regulated by the strut stiffness...
January 15, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333628/re-bpy-co-3cl-immobilized-on-bipyridine-periodic-mesoporous-organosilica-for-photocatalytic-co2-reduction
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Minoru Waki, Ken-Ichi Yamanaka, Soichi Shirai, Yoshifumi Maegawa, Yasutomo Goto, Yuri Yamada, Shinji Inagaki
This paper describes the physicochemical properties of a rhenium (Re) complex [Re(bpy)(CO)3Cl] immobilized on a bipyridine-periodic mesoporous organosilica (BPy-PMO) acting as a solid support. The immobilized Re complex generated a metal-to-ligand charge transfer absorption band at 400 nm. This wavelength is longer than that exhibited by Re(bpy)(CO)3Cl in the polar solvent acetonitrile (371 nm) and is almost equal to that in nonpolar toluene (403 nm). The photocatalytic activity of this heterogeneous Re complex was lower than that of a homogeneous Re complex due to the reduced phosphorescence lifetime resulting from immobilization...
January 14, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333325/physicochemical-characterization-of-porcine-bone-derived-grafting-material-and-comparison-with-bovine-xenografts-for-dental-applications
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Jung Heon Lee, Gyu Sung Yi, Jin Woong Lee, Deug Joong Kim
Purpose: The physicochemical properties of a xenograft are very important because they strongly influence the bone regeneration capabilities of the graft material. Even though porcine xenografts have many advantages, only a few porcine xenografts are commercially available, and most of their physicochemical characteristics have yet to be reported. Thus, in this work we aimed to investigate the physicochemical characteristics of a porcine bone grafting material and compare them with those of 2 commercially available bovine xenografts to assess the potential of xenogenic porcine bone graft materials for dental applications...
December 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333146/cystatin-c-is-indispensable-for-evaluation-of-kidney-disease
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Anders Grubb
The present minireview of the place of cystatin C in clinical medicine emphasizes, and discuss the evidence, that cystatin C-based GFR-estimating equations do not require the use of vague terms like race and sex, that cystatin C-based GFR-esti mating equations are useful for both children and adults, including the elderly, that the best GFR-estimation requires simultaneous use of both cystatin C- and creatinine-based equations, that cystatin C-based GFR-estimating equations are superior to creatinine-based equations in predicting end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular manifestations, hospitalisation and death, and, finally that cystatin C is required to diagnose the new syndrome "Shrunken Pore Syndrome" with its high mortality and morbidity, even in the absence of reduced GFR...
December 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333083/optimal-load-for-bone-tissue-scaffolds-with-an-assigned-geometry
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Antonio Boccaccio, Antonio E Uva, Michele Fiorentino, Giuseppe Monno, Andrea Ballini, Apollonia Desiate
Thanks to the recent advances of three-dimensional printing technologies the design and the fabrication of a large variety of scaffold geometries was made possible. The surgeon has the availability of a wide number of scaffold micro-architectures thus needing adequate guidelines for the choice of the best one to be implanted in a patient-specific anatomic region. We propose a mechanobiology-based optimization algorithm capable of determining, for bone tissue scaffolds with an assigned geometry, the optimal value Lopt of the compression load to which they should be subjected, i...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332500/microstructure-and-mechanical-properties-of-porous-titanium-structures-fabricated-by-electron-beam-melting-for-cranial-implants
#9
Khaja Moiduddin
The traditional methods of metallic bone implants are often dense and suffer from adverse reactions, biomechanical mismatch and lack of adequate space for new bone tissue to grow into the implant. The objective of this study is to evaluate the customized porous cranial implant with mechanical properties closer to that of bone and to improve the aesthetic outcome in cranial surgery with precision fitting for a better quality of life. Two custom cranial implants (bulk and porous) are digitally designed based on the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine files and fabricated using additive manufacturing...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332402/monitoring-antimicrobial-mechanisms-of-surface-immobilized-peptides-in-situ
#10
Minyu Xiao, Joshua Jasensky, Leanna L Foster, Kenichi Kuroda, Zhan Chen
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) free in solution can kill bacteria by disrupting bacterial cell membranes. Their modes of action have been extensively studied and various models ranging from Pore formation to Carpet-like mechanism were proposed. Surface immobilized AMPs have been used as coatings to kill bacteria and as sensors to capture bacteria, but the interaction mechanisms of surface immobilized AMPs and bacteria are not fully understood. In this research, an analytical platform, SFG-microscope, which is composed of a sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectrometer and a fluorescence microscope, was used to probe molecular interactions between surface immobilized AMPs and bacteria in situ in real time at the solid/liquid interface...
January 15, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332286/analysis-of-mitochondrial-markers-of-programmed-cell-death
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Dong Xiao, Huyi He, Wenjing Huang, Thet Lwin Oo, Aiqin Wang, Long-Fei He
Mitochondria play a crucial role in programmed cell death (PCD) in plants. In most cases of mitochondria-dependent PCD, cytochrome c (Cyt c) released from mitochondria due to the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) and the activation of caspase-like proteases. Here we describe the analytic methods of mitochondrial markers of PCD including mitochondria isolation, mitochondrial membrane permeability, mitochondrial inner membrane potential, Cytc release, ATP, and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332148/occurrence-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-and-their-associated-environmental-risks-in-a-large-shallow-lake-in-north-china
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Panwei Zhang, Huaidong Zhou, Kun Li, Xiaohui Zhao, Qiaona Liu, Dongjiao Li, Gaofeng Zhao
Eighteen selected pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), consisting of five non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals (N-APs), four sulfonamides (SAs), four tetracyclines (TCs), four macrolides (MCs), and one quinolone (QN) were detected in water, pore water, and sediment samples from Baiyangdian Lake, China. A total of 31 water samples and 29 sediment samples were collected in March 2017. Caffeine was detected with 100% frequency in surface water, pore water, and sediment samples. Carbamazepine was detected with 100% frequency in surface water and sediment samples...
January 13, 2018: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332028/possible-erythrocyte-contributions-to-and-exacerbation-of-the-post-thrombolytic-no-reflow-phenomenon
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Shang-Jen Yu, James P Buerck, Edgar A O'Rear, Thomas L Whitsett
BACKGROUND: Reperfusion injury often occurs with therapeutic intervention addressing the arterial occlusions causing acute myocardial infarction and stroke. The no-reflow phenomenon has been ascribed to leukocyte plugging and blood vessel constriction in the microcirculation. OBJECTIVE: To assess possible red cell contributions to post thrombolytic no-reflow phenomenon. METHODS: Blood clots were formed by recalcifying 1 ml of citrated fresh human venous blood and then lysed by adding 1,000 units of streptokinase (SK) at several intervals within 1 hour...
January 11, 2018: Biorheology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331914/pore-diffusion-limits-removal-of-monochloramine-in-treatment-of-swimming-pool-water-using-granular-activated-carbon
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Bertram Skibinski, Christoph Götze, Eckhard Worch, Wolfgang Uhl
Overall apparent reaction rates for the removal of monochloramine (MCA) in granular activated carbon (GAC) beds were determined using a fixed-bed reactor system and under conditions typical for swimming pool water treatment. Reaction rates dropped and quasi-stationary conditions were reached quickly. Diffusional mass transport in the pores was shown to be limiting the overall reaction rate. This was reflected consistently in the Thiele modulus, in the effect of temperature, pore size distribution and of grain size on the reaction rates...
December 26, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331895/reduction-in-soil-n2o-emissions-by-ph-manipulation-and-enhanced-nosz-gene-transcription-under-different-water-regimes
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Muhammad Shaaban, Yupeng Wu, Muhammad Salman Khalid, Qi-An Peng, Xiangyu Xu, Lei Wu, Aneela Younas, Saqib Bashir, Yongliang Mo, Shan Lin, Muhammad Zafar-Ul-Hye, Muhammad Abid, Ronggui Hu
Several studies have been carried out to examine nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from agricultural soils in the past. However, the emissions of N2O particularly during amelioration of acidic soils have been rarely studied. We carried out the present study using a rice-rapeseed rotation soil (pH 5.44) that was amended with dolomite (0, 1 and 2 g kg-1 soil) under 60% water filled pore space (WFPS) and flooding. N2O emissions and several soil properties (pH, NH4+N, NO3--N, and nosZ gene transcripts) were measured throughout the study...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331817/vapochromic-behavior-of-mof-for-selective-sensing-of-ethanol
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Zhenhua Wang, Qianwang Chen
A MOF material, Co3[Co(CN)6]2 nanoparticles has been prepared for the effective detection of ethanol in vapor phase. When exposed to ethanol vapor, the material was changed from pink to purple, which is easily observed by naked eyes directly. We propose that the ethanol response is due to ethanol molecules entering the pores of the solid, where they alter the coordination geometry, leading to conversion of their Co centers from octahedral to tetrahedral coordination. Significantly, the change is reversible, which make the material reusable without subjecting to dynamic vacuum or slightly warming...
December 30, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331778/synthesis-of-a-novel-narrow-band-gap-iron-ii-iii-oxide-titania-silver-silicate-nanocomposite-as-a-highly-efficient-and-stable-visible-light-driven-photocatalyst
#17
Huiping Chen, Nan Chen, Chuanping Feng, Yu Gao
Ag6Si2O7, a visible light-driven photocatalyst, has attracted considerable attention owing to its enormous environmental remediation potential. In this work, a magnetic iron(II,III) oxide/titania/silver silicate (Fe3O4/TiO2/Ag6Si2O7) nanocomposite was synthesized by anchoring TiO2 and Ag6Si2O7 on the surface of Fe3O4 nanoparticles. The morphology, crystal structure, as well as the spectroscopic, magnetic, and photocurrent properties of the as-prepared Fe3O4/TiO2/Ag6Si2O7 nanocomposite were studied. Methylene blue (MB) was used for evaluating the photocatalytic performance under simulated visible light...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331777/comparing-the-antifouling-effects-of-activated-carbon-and-tio2-in-ultrafiltration-membrane-development
#18
Qianyu Liu, Shaobin Huang, Yongqing Zhang, Shuaifei Zhao
We use activated carbon (AC) and titanium oxide (TiO2) nanomaterials as the additives to prepare four polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based ultrafiltration membranes by nonsolvent induced phase separation. The surface properties (pore size, porosity, hydrophilicity and roughness) of the membranes are characterized by scanning electron microscopy, water contact angle measurement, and atomic force microscopy. The chemical properties of the membranes are evaluated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy with attenuated total reflection and X-ray diffraction...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331741/extracellular-acidification-induces-ros-and-mptp-mediated-death-in-hek293-cells
#19
José Teixeira, Farhan Basit, Herman G Swarts, Marleen Forkink, Paulo J Oliveira, Peter H G M Willems, Werner J H Koopman
The extracellular pH (pHe) is a key determinant of the cellular (micro)environment and needs to be maintained within strict boundaries to allow normal cell function. Here we used HEK293 cells to study the effects of pHe acidification (24h), induced by mitochondrial inhibitors (rotenone, antimycin A) and/or extracellular HCl addition. Lowering pHe from 7.2 to 5.8 reduced cell viability by 70% and was paralleled by a decrease in cytosolic pH (pHc), hyperpolarization of the mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψ), increased levels of hydroethidine-oxidizing ROS and stimulation of protein carbonylation...
December 30, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331472/influence-of-partially-demineralized-milk-proteins-on-rheological-properties-and-microstructure-of-acid-gels
#20
G H Meletharayil, H A Patel, L E Metzger, C Marella, T Huppertz
Innovative clean label processes employed in the manufacture of acid gels are targeted to modify the structure of proteins that contribute to rheological properties. In the present study, CO2-treated milk protein concentrate powder with 80% protein in dry matter (TMPC80) was mixed with nonfat dry milk (NDM) in different ratios for the manufacture of acid gels. Dispersions of NDM and TMPC80 that provided 100, 90, 70, and 40% of protein from NDM were reconstituted to 4.0% (wt/wt) protein and 12.0% (wt/wt) total solids...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
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