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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534899/fabrication-of-pt-cu3-po4-2-ultrathin-nanosheet-heterostructure-for-photoelectrochemical-microrna-sensing-using-novel-g-wire-enhanced-strategy
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Cui Ye, Min Qiang Wang, Ling Jie Li, Hong Qun Luo, Nian Bing Li
Herein, we focus on preparing a highly efficient photocatalytic material to construct a signal-on photoelectrochemical (PEC) sensing platform in view of the rigorous demand of accurate miRNA quantification. The well-dispersed Pt nanoclusters-coated copper phosphate ultrathin nanosheets (PtNCs/Cu3(PO4)2NSs) were first successfully synthesized as a photoelectrode material. Because of the ultrathin two-dimensional lamellar structure of Cu3(PO4)2NSs with a 1.3 nm thickness, as well as the homogeneous size and abundant PtNCs loaded on Cu3(PO4)2NSs, the resultant PtNCs/Cu3(PO4)2NSs were employed as a photoelectrode material for the first time and revealed outstanding photocatalytic activity in PEC sensing as a substrate...
May 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531092/effective-silicon-nanowire-arrays-wo3-core-shell-photoelectrode-for-neutral-ph-water-splitting
#2
Zhen Chen, Ning Minghui, Ge Ma, Qingguo Meng, Yongguang Zhang, Jinwei Gao, Mingliang Jin, Zhihong Chen, Mingzhe Yuan, Xin Wang, Junming Liu, Guofu Zhou
We report the first demonstration of a high-efficiency photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting reaction using a novel Si NWs/WO3 core/shell photoanode prepared by a mild and inexpensive metal-catalyzed electroless etching (MCEE) process followed by dip-coating, airing and annealing methods. The dense and vertically aligned Si NWs/WO3 core/shell nanostructure were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). In comparison to planar n-Si, Si NWs and planar Si/WO3, the Si NWs/WO3 samples showed significantly enhanced photocurrent over the entire potential sweep range...
May 22, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530789/insight-into-charge-separation-in-wo3-bivo4-heterojunction-for-solar-water-splitting
#3
Sang Youn Chae, Chang Soo Lee, Hyejin Jung, Oh-Shim Joo, Byoung Koun Min, Jong Hak Kim, Yun Jeong Hwang
The WO3/BiVO4 heterojunction has shown promising photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting activity based on its charge transfer and light absorption capability, and notable enhancement of the photocurrent has been achieved via morphological modification of WO3. We developed a graft copolymer-assisted protocol for the synthesis of WO3 mesoporous thin films on a transparent conducting electrode, wherein the particle size, particle shape, and thickness of the WO3 layer were controlled by tuning the interactions in the polymer/sol-gel hybrid...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530731/controllable-mn-doped-zno-nanorods-for-direct-assembly-of-a-photoelectrochemical-aptasensor
#4
Jing Li, Zhihui Dai, Hongbo Li
A label-free photoelectrochemical (PEC) aptasensor for K(+) was first constructed by direct self-assembly of the K(+) aptamer onto the electrodeposited Mn-doped ZnO nanorods. In the presence of K(+), the conformation of G-quadruplex changes to a K(+)-stabilized conformation, which can efficiently prevent the quercetin electron donor from reaching the functionalized photoanode, thus proportionately affecting the quercetin-enhanced photocurrent response. Under the optimal experimental conditions, the fabricated biosensor exhibited a linear response in the K(+) concentration range of 0...
May 22, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530300/physicochemical-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polylysine-carboxymethyl-chitosan-polyelectrolyte-complexes-and-their-effect-against-spoilage-microorganisms-in-raw-pork
#5
Liang Guo, Yuecheng Meng, Sheng Fang
This study investigated the properties of polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) fabricated by using ε-polylysine (EPL) and N,O-carboxymethyl chitosan (NOCC) and their potential applications in raw pork. The phase behaviors of PECs in aqueous solutions are characterized by the ζ-potential, mean radius and turbidimetric measurements. Stable colloidal and soluble PEC systems can be fabricated by carefully adjusting the mass ratio of NOCC to EPL. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assay showed that the colloidal and soluble PECs could maintain the antimicrobial activity of EPL in a laboratory medium...
May 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525849/novel-photoelectrochemical-immunosensor-for-disease-related-protein-assisted-by-hemin-g-quadruplex-based-dnazyme-on-gold-nanoparticles-to-enhance-cathodic-photocurrent-on-p-cubi2o4-semiconductor
#6
Shuzhen Lv, Kangyao Zhang, Zhenzhen Lin, Dianping Tang
A novel p-type semiconductor material (p-CuBi2O4) is designed for the construction of split-type photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunosensor for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) with the hemin assistant to enhance the cathodic photocurrent. Initially, the photocathode of PEC immunosensor is fabricated by p-CuBi2O4 on a layer of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs, as a front contact of p-CuBi2O4) to enhance the efficiency of charge separation. In the presence of target AFP, a sandwich-type immunoreaction was carried out in capture antibody-coated microplate by using detection antibody and hemin-based G-quadruplex (labeled on the AuNP) as the signal probe...
May 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524540/antineoplastic-effects-of-clove-buds-syzygium-aromaticum-l-in-the-model-of-breast-carcinoma
#7
Peter Kubatka, Sona Uramova, Martin Kello, Karol Kajo, Peter Kruzliak, Jan Mojzis, Desanka Vybohova, Marian Adamkov, Karina Jasek, Zora Lasabova, Pavol Zubor, Silvia Fialova, Svetlana Dokupilova, Peter Solar, Martin Pec, Katarina Adamicova, Jan Danko, Mariusz Adamek, Dietrich Busselberg
It is supposed that plant functional foods, rich in phytochemicals, may potentially have preventive effects in carcinogenesis. In this study, the anticancer effects of cloves in the in vivo and in vitro mammary carcinoma model were assessed. Dried flower buds of cloves (CLOs) were used at two concentrations of 0.1% and 1% through diet during 13 weeks after the application of chemocarcinogen. After autopsy, histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses of rat mammary carcinomas were performed. Moreover, in vitro evaluation using MCF-7 cells was carried out...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523633/synthesis-comparison-and-optimization-of-a-humic-acid-quat10-polyelectrolyte-complex-by-complexation-precipitation-versus-extrusion-spheronization
#8
Margaret Siyawamwaya, Yahya E Choonara, Pradeep Kumar, Pierre P D Kondiah, Lisa C du Toit, Viness Pillay
A novel humic acid and polyquaternium-10 polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) was synthesized utilizing two methods and the solubility and permeability of efavirenz (EFV) were established. Complexation-precipitation and extrusion-spheronization were used to synthesize and compare the drug-loaded PECs. The chemical integrity, thermo-mechanical differences, and morphology between the drug-loaded PECs produced by the two methods were assessed by attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared, differential scanning calorimetry, and SEM...
May 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513738/role-of-ni-in-hetero-architectured-nio-ni-composites-for-enhanced-catalytic-performance
#9
Sangeeta Adhikari, Giridhar Madras
A facile, one-step combustion synthesis in solution is reported for preparing hetero-architectured NiO/Ni nanocomposites using different organic fuels. The prepared nanocomposites were physicochemically characterized for crystal structure, functional groups, and morphology. It was found that the content of Ni in the nanocomposite varied due to different combustion fuels. A photocatalytic (PC) investigation of these nanocomposites was performed using rhodamine 6G (RG) under UV light. A citric acid combusted NiO/Ni (N-CA) composite containing 20% Ni phase showed the highest photoactivity in comparison to pure NiO due to its large porous channels and high surface area (∼28 ± 2 m(2) g(-1))...
May 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511700/a-new-easy-to-make-pectin-honey-hydrogel-enhances-wound-healing-in-rats
#10
Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Francesco Comino, Vittorio Caramello, Massimiliano Tursi, Marco Gandini
BACKGROUND: Honey, alone or in combination, has been used for wound healing since ancient times and has reemerged as a topic of interest in the last decade. Pectin has recently been investigated for its use in various biomedical applications such as drug delivery, skin protection, and scaffolding for cells. The aim of the present study was to develop and evaluate a pectin-honey hydrogel (PHH) as a wound healing membrane and to compare this dressing to liquid honey. METHODS: Thirty-six adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized and a 2 × 2 cm excisional wound was created on the dorsum...
May 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504127/complexation-of-%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenan-with-gelatin-in-the-aqueous-phase-analysed-by-1-h-nmr-kinetics-and-relaxation
#11
Nicolay G Voron'ko, Svetlana R Derkach, Mikhail A Vovk, Peter M Tolstoy
The (1)H NMR spectroscopy is used to study the kinetics of gelation in the aqueous mixtures of κ-carrageenan with gelatin. The time dependence of NMR signals intensities shows that the kinetics of gel formation consists of classical 'fast' (rate constant k≈6h(-1)) and 'slow' (k≈1h(-1)) periods, corresponding to a coil→helix transition and subsequent aggregation of helices. Upon increase of the κ-carrageenan/gelatin (w/w) ratio Z the rate of the fast process slows down by a factor of 1.6-2.4. Further analysis was done by studying the dependence of spin-spin relaxation times of protons of gelatin on Z in the aqueous phase...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503529/regular-physical-education-class-enhances-sociality-and-physical-fitness-while-reducing-psychological-problems-in-children-of-multicultural-families
#12
Jae-Wan Park, Seong-Hwan Park, Chang-Mo Koo, Denny Eun, Kang-Ho Kim, Chan-Bok Lee, Joung-Hyun Ham, Jeong-Hoon Jang, Yong-Seok Jee
This study investigated the influence of physical education class (PEC) as an intervention method for aggression, sociality, stress, and physical fitness levels in children from multicultural families. The hypothesis was that participating in PEC would result in reduced aggression and stress and improved sociality and physical fitness in multicultural children. A three-item questionnaire, a body composition test, and physical fitness tests were given three times. Eighty-four subjects were divided into four groups: multicultural children who participated in PEC (multi-PEG, n=12), multicultural children who did not participate in PEC (multi-NPEG, n=13), single-cultural children who participated in PEC (sing-PEG, n=11), and single-cultural children who did not participate in PEC (sing-NPEG, n=12), respectively...
April 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501603/polyelectrolyte-complexes-based-on-alginate-tanfloc-optimization-characterization-and-medical-application
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Débora P Facchi, Ana C Lima, Jean H de Oliveira, Danielle Lazarin-Bidóia, Celso V Nakamura, Edmilson A Canesin, Elton G Bonafé, Johny P Monteiro, Jesuí V Visentainer, Edvani C Muniz, Alessandro F Martins
Hydrogels based on alginate and tanfloc (a cationic biopolymer obtained from natural condensed tannins) were successfully prepared. Tanfloc (TN) presents high aqueous solubility at pHs lower than 10; it contains substituted amino sites and molar weight of ca. 600,000gmol(-1). A factorial design (2(2)) was used to optimize the yield of alginate/tanfloc polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs). Dialysis recovered the overplus of alginate (AG) no complexed with TN. These materials were characterized by thermal analyses (TGA/DTG and DSC), zeta potential, and FTIR, while SEM technique depicted a rough surface on AG/TN complex, containing non-homogeneous pores...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501017/golgi-independent-routes-support-protein-disulfide-isomerase-externalization-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#14
Thaís L S Araujo, Carolina G Fernandes, Francisco R M Laurindo
Extracellular pools of intracellular molecular chaperones are increasingly evident. The peri/epicellular(pec) pool of the endoplasmic reticulum redox chaperone protein disulfide isomerase-A1(PDI) is involved in thrombosis and vascular remodeling, while PDI externalization routes remain elusive. In endothelial cells, vesicular-type PDI secretion involves classical and unconventional pathways, while in platelets PDI exocytosis involves actin cytoskeleton. However, little is known about pecPDI in vascular smooth muscle cells(VSMC)...
May 3, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500948/using-reduced-graphene-oxide-ca-cdse-nanocomposite-to-enhance-photoelectrochemical-activity-of-gold-nanoparticles-functionalized-tungsten-oxide-for-highly-sensitive-prostate-specific-antigen-detection
#15
Xueping Wang, Rui Xu, Xu Sun, Yaoguang Wang, Xiang Ren, Bin Du, Dan Wu, Qin Wei
An ultrasensitive sandwich-type photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunosensor was constructed for the detection of prostate specific antigen (PSA). In this work, Au-nanoparticle-loaded tungsten oxide (WO3-Au) hybrid composites was applied as PEC sensing platform, while Ca ions doped CdSe equipped on the conducting framework of reduced graphene oxide (rGO-Ca:CdSe) nanocomposites were employed as the signal amplification probe. As for WO3-Au, massive Au nanoparticles were formed on the surface of WO3 without any additional reducing agent, providing a novel nanocarriers for anchoring plenty of the primary antibodies due to the large specific surface area and good biocompatibility by chemical bonding between Au nanoparticles and -NH2 of antibodies...
May 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499602/from-polyelectrolyte-complexes-to-polyelectrolyte-multilayers-electrostatic-assembly-nanostructure-dynamics-and-functional-properties
#16
Biswa P Das, Marina Tsianou
Polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) are three-dimensional macromolecular structures formed by association of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes in solution. Polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) can be considered a special case of PECs prepared by layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly that involves sequential deposition of molecular-thick polyelectrolyte layers with nanoscale control over the size, shape, composition and internal organization. Although many functional PEMs with novel physical and chemical characteristics have been developed, the current practical applications of PEMs are limited to those that require only a few bilayers and are relatively easy to prepare...
December 16, 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497956/engineering-of-heterojunction-mediated-biointerface-for-photoelectrochemical-aptasensing-a-case-of-direct-z-scheme-cdte-bi2s3-heterojunction-with-improved-visible-light-driven-photo-electrical-conversion-efficiency
#17
Qian Liu, Juan Huan, Nan Hao, Jing Qian, Hanping Mao, Kun Wang
This work presents a heterojunction-mediated photoelectrochemical (PEC) biointerface for selective detection of microcystin-LR (MC-LR) by introducing a direct Z-scheme heterojunction as efficient visible-light-driven photoactive species. Specifically, the Z-scheme type CdTe-Bi2S3 heterojunction was designed and synthesized as an ideal photoactive material, which exhibited higher PEC activity as compared with either CdTe quantum dots or Bi2S3 nanorods due to the improved photogenerated charges separation efficiency of heterojunction...
May 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497138/a-ni2p-modified-ti-4-doped-fe2o3-photoanode-for-efficient-solar-water-oxidation-by-promoting-hole-injection
#18
Qijing Bu, Shuo Li, Shuang Cao, Qidong Zhao, Yong Chen, Dejun Wang, Tengfeng Xie
Nickel phosphide (Ni2P) was used as an excellent water oxidation cocatalyst for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting, which could significantly promote the hole injection efficiency and suppress the back reaction of water oxidation over a Ti(4+) doped Fe2O3 photoanode.
May 12, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496463/antibacterial-loaded-spray-dried-chitosan-polyelectrolyte-complexes-as-dry-powder-aerosol-for-the-treatment-of-lung-infections
#19
Brahmeshwar Mishra, Madhusmita Mishra, Sarita Kumari Yadav
Inhalation delivery of aerosolized antibacterials is preferred over conventional methods of delivery for targeting lung infection. The present study is concerned with the development and characterization of a novel, spray dried, aerosolized, chitosan polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) based microparticles containing antibacterials for the treatment of lung infections. Chitosan polyelectrolyte complex microparticles were formulated by spray drying process. Prepared spray dried chitosan PEC microparticles were studied for surface morphology, drug encapsulation efficiency, moisture content, Carr's index, solid state interaction by XRD, aerosolization behaviour and in-vitro drug release...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493663/gate-tunable-electron-injection-based-organic-light-emitting-diodes-for-low-cost-and-low-voltage-active-matrix-displays
#20
Xinning Luan, Jiang Liu, Qibing Pei, Guillermo C Bazan, Huaping Li
Low-cost and low-voltage active matrix displays were fabricated by simply patterning gate electrode arrays on a polymer electrolyte (PE)-coated polymer light-emitting diode (PLED). Structurally, a PE capacitor seamlessly stacked on a PLED by sharing a common Al:LiF composite electrode (PEC|PLED). This monolithic integrated organic optoelectronic device was characterized and interpreted as the tunable work function (surface potential) because of the perturbation of accumulated ions on Al:LiF composite electrode by PEC charging and discharging...
May 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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