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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636640/targeted-nanodiamonds-for-identification-of-subcellular-protein-assemblies-in-mammalian-cells
#1
Michael P Lake, Louis-S Bouchard
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) can be used to successfully determine the structures of proteins. However, such studies are typically done ex situ after extraction of the protein from the cellular environment. Here we describe an application for nanodiamonds as targeted intensity contrast labels in biological TEM, using the nuclear pore complex (NPC) as a model macroassembly. We demonstrate that delivery of antibody-conjugated nanodiamonds to live mammalian cells using maltotriose-conjugated polypropylenimine dendrimers results in efficient localization of nanodiamonds to the intended cellular target...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636400/click-biotinylation-of-plga-template-for-biotin-receptor-oriented-delivery-of-doxorubicin-hydrochloride-in-4t1-cell-induced-breast-cancer
#2
Yuvraj Singh, K K Durga Rao Viswanadham, Arun Kumar Jajoriya, Jayagopal Meher, Kavit Raval, Swati Jaiswal, Jayant Dewangan, H K Bora, Srikanta Kumar Rath, Jawahar Lal, Durga Prasad Mishra, Manish Kumar Chourasia
PLGA was functionalized with PEG and biotin using click chemistry to generate a biotin receptor targeted copolymer (Biotinylated-PEG-PLGA) which in turn was used to fabricate ultrafine nanoparticles (BPNP) of doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) for effective delivery in 4T1 cell induced breast cancer. However adequate entrapment of a hydrophilic bioactive like DOX in a hydrophobic polymer system made of PLGA is not usually possible. We therefore modified a conventional W/O/W emulsion method by utilizing ammonium chloride in the external phase to constrain DOX in dissolved polymer phase by supressing its inherent aqueous solubility as per common ion effect...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636316/a-novel-melamine-o-phthalaldehyde-covalent-organic-frameworks-nanaosheets-enhancement-flame-retardant-and-mechanical-performances-of-thermoplastic-polyurethanes
#3
Xiaowei Mu, Jing Zhan, Xiaming Feng, Bihe Yuan, Shuilai Qiu, Lei Song, Yuan Hu
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) nanosheets prepared from condensation reaction between melamine and o-phthalaldehyde are firstly prepared through ball milling and then incorporated into thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) by solution mixing. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer are applied to characterize COFs nanosheets. It is observed apparently from TEM image that COFs nanosheets are obtained...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635285/triazole-triazine-functionalized-mesoporous-silica-as-a-hybrid-material-support-for-palladium-nanocatalyst
#4
Ali Saad, Christian Vard, Manef Abderrabba, Mohamed Mehdi Chehimi
Noble and precious metal catalysts are sought for their remarkable efficiency in catalyzing numerous reactions in heterogeneous phase. However, they are costly and request the development of high surface area supports that favor their strong immobilization, dispersion and stability. Towards this end, mesoporous silica-based materials can be regarded as unique supports for nanometric-sized noble metal catalysts provided they are functionalized with appropriate ligands. In this work, mesoporous silica SBA-15 was prepared and modified with 3-azidopropyltriethoxysilane then clicked with alkyne derivatives of 1,3,5-triazines complex ligand...
June 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634713/characterization-and-in-vitro-antibacterial-activity-of-saponin-conjugated-silver-nanoparticles-against-bacteria-that-cause-burn-wound-infection
#5
Anbarasan Muniyan, Kalaiselvi Ravi, Udayamathi Mohan, Rajasekar Panchamoorthy
Saponins are glycosides, which destabilize the membrane by altering the membrane permeability. Thus, the present study was aimed to fabricate the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using fenugreek derived saponin (SN) against multi-drug resistant bacteria. This study has optimized the concentration of SN (240 mg/mL) for the synthesis of an effective AgNPs against the test organism Escherichia coli. The SN reduced AgNPs produced a reddish-brown colour and displayed UV absorption at 416 nm. The bio-reducing efficiency of SN (62...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634322/helium-irradiation-and-implantation-effects-on-the-structure-of-amorphous-silicon-oxycarbide
#6
Qing Su, Shinsuke Inoue, Manabu Ishimaru, Jonathan Gigax, Tianyao Wang, Hepeng Ding, Michael J Demkowicz, Lin Shao, Michael Nastasi
Despite recent interest in amorphous ceramics for a variety of nuclear applications, many details of their structure before and after irradiation/implantation remain unknown. Here we investigated the short-range order of amorphous silicon oxycarbide (SiOC) alloys by using the atomic pair-distribution function (PDF) obtained from electron diffraction. The PDF results show that the structure of SiOC alloys are nearly unchanged after both irradiation up to 30 dpa and He implantation up to 113 at%. TEM characterization shows no sign of crystallization, He bubble or void formation, or segregation in all irradiated samples...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634253/role-of-autophagy-in-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-of-osteoblast-cells
#7
Liwen Zheng, Wanchun Wang, Jiangdong Ni, Xinzhan Mao, Deye Song, Tang Liu, Jianwei Wei, Zhou Huaying
The aim of this study is to investigate the role of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in apoptosis and autophagy of mouse osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells, as well as the crosstalk between autophagy and apoptosis. Mouse osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells were cultured in vitro and treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), rapamycin, 3-methyl adenine (3-MA) and TNF-α either alone or in combination, respectively. MTT assays were used to monitor the cell viability upon different treatments. Annexin-V-FITC/propidium iodide (PI) staining was used to detect the apoptotic rate of osteoblasts...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634130/the-inhibitory-impacts-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-derived-extracellular-vesicles-on-the-growth-of-hepatic-cancer-cells
#8
Elham Behzadi, Hamideh Mahmoodzadeh Hosseini, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi
Bacterial extracellular vesicles (EVs) have come forth into notice as possible important agent to mediate host-pathogen interactions. In this scientific research, the authors have tried to find out the effect of EVs derived from Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LDEVs) on the apoptosis induction in HepG2 cell line. The EVs were purified from the conditioned medium of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG using ultrafiltration and confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The HepG2 cells were treated with different concentrations of purified LDEVs and the cytotoxicity and their effects on the expression of bcl-2 and bax genes were assessed by the MTT assay and semi-quantitative RT-PCR, respectively...
June 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634067/magnetic-graphene-coated-inorganic-organic-hybrid-nanocomposite-for-enhanced-preconcentration-of-selected-pesticides-in-tomato-and-grape
#9
Hamid Rashidi Nodeh, Hassan Sereshti, Hamid Gaikani, Muhammad Afzal Kamboh, Zahra Afsharsaveh
The new magnetic graphene based hybrid silica-N-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine (MG@SiO2-TMSPED) nanocomposite was synthesized via sol-gel process, and used as an effective adsorbent in magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE) of three selected pesticides followed by gas chromatography micro-electron capture detection (GC-μECD). The adsorbent was characterized using Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS) techniques...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633838/sonochemically-preparation-and-characterization-of-bimetallic-ni-co-al2o3-zro2-nanocatalyst-effects-of-ultrasound-irradiation-time-and-power-on-catalytic-properties-and-activity-in-dry-reforming-of-ch4
#10
Salar Mahboob, Mohammad Haghighi, Farhad Rahmani
The catalytic performance of nanostructured Ni-Co/Al2O3-ZrO2 catalysts, prepared by ultrasound-assisted impregnation method was examined in the dry reforming of methane. The effect of irradiation power and irradiation time have been studied by changing time (0, 20, 80min) and power of the sonication (30, 60, 90W) during the synthesis which resulted in different physiochemical properties of the nanocatalyst. The nanocatalysts were characterized by XRD, FESEM, PSD, EDX, TEM, TPR-H2, BET, FTIR and TG analyses...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633837/synthesis-and-characterization-of-zns-ni-nps-loaded-on-ac-derived-from-apple-tree-wood-and-their-applicability-for-the-ultrasound-assisted-comparative-adsorption-of-cationic-dyes-based-on-the-experimental-design
#11
Hossein Zare Khafri, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Arash Asfaram, Mohammad Safarpoor
The applicability of ZnS:Ni nanoparticles loaded on activated carbon derived from apple tree wood (ZnS:Ni-NPs-ACATW) for the adsorption of Methylene Blue (MB) and Janus Green B (JGB) dyes in single system from water solution has been described. The synthesized adsorbent characterized and identified by UV-Vis, FE-SEM, EDX, TEM, FTIR and XRD. The influences of operation parameters including initial MB or JGB concentration (9.0-33.0mgL(-1)), pH (4.0-10.0), extent of adsorbent (0.08-0.12g) and sonication time (4...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633832/effects-of-ultrasound-on-the-beef-structure-and-water-distribution-during-curing-through-protein-degradation-and-modification
#12
Da-Cheng Kang, Xue-Qin Gao, Qing-Feng Ge, Guang-Hong Zhou, Wan-Gang Zhang
The objective of this study was to explore the mechanisms of power ultrasound (PUS, 150 and 300W) and treatment time (30 and 120min) on the water-holding capacity (WHC) and tenderness of beef during curing. Beef muscle at 48h post mortem was subjected to PUS treatment at a frequency of 20kHz. Analysis of compression loss and shear force showed that PUS-assisted curing significantly increased the WHC and the tenderness of beef compared to static brining (p<0.05). According to the analysis of LF-NMR, PUS treatment could increase the P21 values which indicated an improvement in water-binding ability of beef muscle...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633825/structural-evolution-growth-mechanism-and-photoluminescence-properties-of-cuwo4-nanocrystals
#13
E L S Souza, J C Sczancoski, I C Nogueira, M A P Almeida, M O Orlandi, M S Li, R A S Luz, M G R Filho, E Longo, L S Cavalcante
Copper tungstate (CuWO4) crystals were synthesized by the sonochemistry (SC) method, and then, heat treated in a conventional furnace at different temperatures for 1h. The structural evolution, growth mechanism and photoluminescence (PL) properties of these crystals were thoroughly investigated. X-ray diffraction patterns, micro-Raman spectra and Fourier transformed infrared spectra indicated that crystals heat treated and 100°C and 200°C have water molecules in their lattice (copper tungstate dihydrate (CuWO4·2H2O) with monoclinic structure), when the crystals are calcinated at 300°C have the presence of two phase (CuWO4·2H2O and CuWO4), while the others heat treated at 400°C and 500°C have a single CuWO4 triclinic structure...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633496/clinical-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-check-points-check-direct-esbl-screen-for-bd-max-a-real-time-pcr-for-direct-esbl-detection-from-rectal-swabs
#14
Dennis Souverein, Sjoerd M Euser, Wil A van der Reijden, Bjorn L Herpers, Jan Kluytmans, John W A Rossen, Jeroen W Den Boer
Objectives: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the Check-Direct ESBL Screen for BD MAX (ESBL qPCR) and an ESBL culture method to identify ESBLs directly from rectal swabs. Methods: Rectal swabs were obtained from clinical patients by performing cross-sectional (point)prevalence measurements in three regional hospitals. Rectal swabs were analysed by direct culture (ChromID ESBL agar) and with the ESBL qPCR. Suspected ESBL-producing isolates were confirmed with the combination disc method and analysed by WGS...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633407/exploring-fungus-plant-n-transfer-in-a-tripartite-ant-plant-fungus-mutualism
#15
Céline Leroy, Alain Jauneau, Yves Martinez, Armelle Cabin-Flaman, David Gibouin, Jérôme Orivel, Nathalie Séjalon-Delmas
Background and Aims: The plant Hirtella physophora , the ant Allomerus decemarticulatus and a fungus, Trimmatostroma sp., form a tripartite association. The ants manipulate both the plant trichomes and the fungus to build galleries under the stems of their host plant used to capture prey. In addition to its structural role, the fungus also improves nutrient uptake by the host plant. But it still remains unclear whether the fungus plays an indirect or a direct role in transferring nutrients to the plant...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633119/polymer-grafted-magnetic-halloysite-nanotube-for-controlled-and-sustained-release-of-cationic-drug
#16
Meriem Fizir, Pierre Dramou, Kai Zhang, Cheng Sun, Chuong Pham-Huy, Hua He
In this research, novel polymer grafted-magnetic halloysite nanotubes with norfloxacin loaded (NOR-MHNTs) and controlled-release, was achieved by surface-initiated precipitation polymerization. The magnetic halloysite nanotubes exhibited better adsorption of NOR (72.10mgg(-1)) compared with the pristine HNTs (30.80mgg(-1)). Various parameters influencing the drug adsorption of the MHNTs for NOR were studied. Polymer grafted NOR-MHNTs has been designed using flexible docking in computer simulation to choose optimal monomers...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632386/synthesis-of-hierarchically-structured-hybrid-materials-by-controlled-self-assembly-of-metal-organic-framework-with-mesoporous-silica-for-co2-adsorption
#17
Chong Chen, Bingxue Li, Lijin Zhou, Zefeng Xia, Nengjie Feng, Jing Ding, Lei Wang, Hui Wan, Guofeng Guan
The HKUST-1@SBA-15 composites with hierarchical pore structure were constructed by in situ self-assembly of metal-organic framework (MOF) with mesoporous silica. The structure directing role of SBA-15 had an obvious impact on the growth of MOF crystals, which in turn affected the morphologies and structural properties of the composites. The pristine HKUST-1 and the composites with different contents of SBA-15 were characterized by XRD, N2 adsorption-desorption, SEM, TEM, FT-IR, TG, XPS, and CO2-TPD techniques...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631634/phenotypic-and-molecular-characterization-of-cefotaximases-temoniera-and-sulfhydryl-variable-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-pseudomonas-and-acinetobacter-isolates-in-an-indian-tertiary-health-care-center
#18
Sana Jamali, Mohammed Shahid, Farrukh Sobia, Anuradha Singh, Haris M Khan
BACKGROUND: Cefotaximases (CTX-M), temoniera (TEM), and sulfhydryl variable (SHV) constitute a rapidly growing cluster of enzymes that have disseminated geographically. They are spreading to species other than Enterobacteriaceae and might be responsible for the presence of blaCTX-M,blaTEM, and blaSHVgenes in Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter spp. The present study was designed to characterize CTX-M, TEM, and SHV phenotypically and genotypically in Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter spp. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 90 isolates (73 Pseudomonas and 17 Acinetobacter spp...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631466/enhancing-the-performance-of-polymer-solar-cells-by-using-donor-polymers-carrying-discretely-distributed-side-chains
#19
Xue Gong, Guangwu Li, Yang Wu, Jicheng Zhang, Shiyu Feng, Yahui Liu, Cuihong Li, Wei Ma, Zhishan Bo
Three-component conjugated polymers P1-1 and P1-2 were prepared by one-pot Stille cross-coupling reaction and applied for polymer solar cell (PSCs). The two-component polymer P1-0 only comprises 5-flouro-6-alkyloxybenzothiadiazole (AFBT) acceptor unit and thiophene donor unit; while the three-component polymers P1-1 and P1-2 contain 10% and 20% 5,6-difluorobenzothiadiazole (DFBT), respectively, as the third component. The incorporation of the third component, 5,6-difluorobenzothiadiazole, makes the side chains discretely distributed in the polymer backbones, which can enhance the π-π stacking of polymers in film, markedly increase the hole mobility of active layers, and improve the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of devices...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631253/portal-branch-ligation-does-not-counteract-the-inhibiting-effect-of-temsirolimus-on-extrahepatic-colorectal-metastatic-growth
#20
Sebastian Senger, Jens Sperling, Barbara Oberkircher, Martin K Schilling, Otto Kollmar, Michael D Menger, Christian Ziemann
The mTor-inhibitor temsirolimus (TEM) has potent anti-tumor activities on extrahepatic colorectal metastases. Treatment of patients with advanced disease may require portal branch ligation (PBL). While PBL can induce intrahepatic tumor growth, the effect of PBL on extrahepatic metastases under TEM treatment is unknown. Therefore, we analyzed the effects of TEM treatment on extrahepatic metastases during PBL-associated liver regeneration. GFP-transfected CT26.WT colorectal cancer cells were implanted into the dorsal skinfold chamber of BALB/c-mice...
June 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
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