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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535055/ionic-liquid-anion-controlled-nanoscale-gold-morphology-grown-at-a-liquid-interface
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Nakara Bhawawet, Jeremy B Essner, Durgesh Vinod Wagle, Gary A Baker
Two different ionic liquids comprising the tetrabutylphosphonium cation ([P4444]) paired with the strongly-coordinating anions 6-aminocaproate ([6-AC]) or taurinate ([tau]) were prepared and employed in an aqueous/organic liquid bilayer system to generate nanoscale gold by Au(OH)4- photoreduction. Generally, as the concentration of ionic liquid in the organic phase was increased, the resulting quasi-spherical gold nanoparticles reduced in size and presented less aggregation, leading to marked increases in the catalytic efficiency for 4-nitrophenol reduction using borohydride...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533774/the-role-of-ifn-%C3%AE-during-the-course-of-sepsis-progression-and-its-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Gorjana Rackov, Rahman Shokri, Melchor Álvarez De Mon, Carlos Martínez-A, Dimitrios Balomenos
Sepsis is a complex biphasic syndrome characterized by both pro- and anti-inflammatory immune states. Whereas early sepsis mortality is caused by an acute, deleterious pro-inflammatory response, the second sepsis phase is governed by acute immunosuppression, which predisposes patients to long-term risk for life-threatening secondary infections. Despite extensive basic research and clinical trials, there is to date no specific therapy for sepsis, and mortality rates are on the rise. Although IFN-β is one of the most-studied cytokines, its diverse effects are not fully understood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533763/is-alteration-of-tuning-property-in-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential-specific-for-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Toshihisa Murofushi, Masahito Tsubota, Ryota Suizu, Eriko Yoshimura
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to show sensitivity and specificity of cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) tuning property test to Ménière's disease (MD) in comparison with healthy controls (HC) and patients with other vestibular diseases. SUBJECTS: Totally 92 subjects (50 women and 42 men, 20-77 years of age) were enrolled in this study. Subjects were composed of 38 definite unilateral MD patients, 11 unilateral benign paroxysmal positional vertigo patients, 14 vestibular migraine patients, 19 unilateral vestibular neuritis patients, and 10 HC...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532757/redox-redux-and-nadph-oxidase%C3%A2-nox-even-more-complicated-than-we-thought%C3%A2-it%C3%A2-might-be
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Frank L Meyskens, Feng Liu-Smith
The NOX (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase) family includes seven unique members that are involved in a multitude of physiological functions, including extensive interaction with UVR and the skin. NOX1 is uniquely present and activated by UVB radiation with biphasic expression of the enzyme immediately and then after a several-hour delay. Specific inhibition of both early and late NOX1 activation leads to evidence of decreased photocarcinogenesis in in vitro keratinocytes and in well-characterized mouse models in which antitumor efficacy has been shown; inhibiting only late NOX activation does not exhibit such effects...
June 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532169/impact-of-metoprolol-treatment-on-cardiac-function-and-exercise-tolerance-in-heart-failure-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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Jingjing Huang, Ran Zhang, Xuelu Liu, Yong Meng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of neuropsychiatric disorders on the effect of metoprolol on cardiac and motor function in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS: From February 2013 to April 2016, CHF patients with clinical mental disorders, received metoprolol (23.75 or 47.5 mg, once daily, p.o) at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University. Mental status was confirmed by means of hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) and Copenhagen burnout inventory (CBI) scale...
May 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532114/hypocrellin-b-and-nano-silver-loaded-polymeric-nanoparticles-enhanced-generation-of-singlet-oxygen-for-improved-photodynamic-therapy
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Subramanian Natesan, Venkateshwaran Krishnaswami, Chandrasekar Ponnusamy, Madi Madiyalakan, Thomas Woo, Rajaguru Palanisamy
A nanoparticulate photodynamic approach was employed with an objective to achieve enhanced production of singlet oxygen ((1)O2), for the management of posterior segment eye diseases like age related macular degeneration. The hypocrellin B (HB) loaded poly lactide-co-glycolide nanoparticle formulations were incorporated with nano silver (HBS-NPs). The optimized HBS-NPs contained 2.60±0.06mg/mL of HB and showed (i) 135.6 to 828.2nm size range, and (ii) negative zeta potential with a narrow polydispersity index...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531969/biogeographical-factors-affecting-the-distribution-of-stream-salamanders-on-the-cumberland-plateau-usa
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P R Gould, K K Cecala, S S Drukker, B A McKenzie, C Van de Ven
Geophysical and climate conditions play an important role in the distribution of organisms at both fine and broad scales. Headwater streams integrate changes at broad geographical scales and serve as important regions of nutrient processing and support high biodiversity. Stream salamanders are important members of headwater aquatic communities as both predators and prey. Combined with their biphasic life histories and physiological requirements, stream amphibians may serve as indicators for headwater stream conditions...
May 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530539/preparation-optimization-and-physicochemical-characterization-of-aripiprazole-loaded-nano-porous-in-situ-forming-implant
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Ashkan Hedayati, Sina Ghafurzadeh Yazdi, Pouya Dehghankelishadi, Nika Bahari Javan, Hamid Akbari, Farid A Dorkoosh
BACKGROUND: Multiple applications of antipsychotic agents are the main obstacle upon treatment of schizophrenia. Due to behavioral abnormalities, low compliance is observed in the most of psychotic patients. Designing of new drug delivery systems to overcome compliance problem seems to be necessary. In situ forming implants are a suitable choice for delivery of antipsychotic agents due to easy administration process and sustained release kinetics. OBJECTIVE: In this study, a novel poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) based nano-porous in situ implant system is developed for delivery of aripiprazole...
May 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528118/calcium-supplementation-decreases-bcp-induced-inflammatory-processes-in-blood-cells-through-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-down-regulation
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Patricia Lagadec, Thierry Balaguer, Florian Boukhechba, Grégory Michel, Sébastien Bouvet-Gerbettaz, Jean-Michel Bouler, Jean-Claude Scimeca, Nathalie Rochet
Interaction of host blood with biomaterials is the first event occurring after implantation in a bone defect. This study aimed at investigating the cellular and molecular consequences arising at the interface between whole blood and biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) particles. We observed that, due to calcium capture, BCP inhibited blood coagulation, and that this inhibition was reversed by calcium supplementation. Therefore, we studied the impact of calcium supplementation on BCP effects on blood cells. Comparative analysis of BCP and calcium supplemented-BCP (BCP/Ca) effects on blood cells showed that BCP as well as BCP/Ca induced monocyte proliferation, as well as a weak but significant hemolysis...
May 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527192/in-vitro-evaluation-of-an-injectable-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-bcp-carrier-system-combined-with-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-rhbmp-9
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Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Benoit Schaller, Yufeng Zhang, Benjamin E Pippenger, Richard J Miron
Bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9) has previously been characterized as the strongest osteoinductive growth factor among the BMP family. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possibility of combining rhBMP9 with an injectable biphasic calcium phosphate (I-BCP, maxresorb inject®), since I-BCP is an easy to handle biomaterial with ideal properties for bone augmentation procedures. The adsorption potential of rhBMP9 as well as the cell behavior of bone stromal ST2 cells were investigated on cell viability, adhesion, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation for I-BCP combined with/without rhBMP9 in vitro...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524914/bioavailability-of-the-ferulic-acid-derived-phenolic-compounds-of-a-rice-bran-enzymatic-extract-and-their-activity-against-superoxide-production
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Cristina Perez-Ternero, Alba Macià, Maria Alvarez de Sotomayor, Juan Parrado, Maria-Jose Motilva, Maria-Dolores Herrera
Rice bran is an exceptional source of such antioxidant molecules as γ-oryzanol and ferulic acid, but their bioavailability and metabolism within this matrix remain unknown. The aims of this work were to describe the oral bioavailability and metabolic pathways of the ferulic acid-derived phenolic compounds contained in a rice bran enzymatic extract (RBEE), and to determine its effect on NADPH oxidase activity. Wistar rats were administered with RBEE and sacrificed at different times over a period of 24 h to obtain plasma...
May 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523825/biphasic-supramolecular-self-assembly-of-ferric-ions-and-tannic-acid-across-interfaces-for-nanofilm-formation
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Beom Jin Kim, Sol Han, Kyung-Bok Lee, Insung S Choi
Cell nanoencapsulation provides a chemical tool for the isolation and protection of living cells from harmful, and often lethal, external environments. Although several strategies are available to form nanometric films, most methods heavily rely on time-consuming multistep processes and are not biocompatible. Here, the interfacial supramolecular self-assembly and film formation of ferric ions (Fe(III) ) and tannic acid (TA) in biphasic systems is reported, where Fe(III) and TA come into contact each other and self-assemble across the interface of two immiscible phases...
May 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522401/comparison-of-the-osteogenesis-and-fusion-rates-between-activin-a-bmp-2-chimera-ab204-and-rhbmp-2-in-a-beagle-s-posterolateral-lumbar-spine-model
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Guang Bin Zheng, Byung-Hak Yoon, Jae Hyup Lee
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Activin A/BMP-2 chimera (AB204) could promote bone healing more effectively than recombinant bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) with much lower dose in rodent model, but there is no report about the effectiveness of AB204 in a large animal model. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the osteogenesis and fusion rate between AB204 and rhBMP-2 using biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) as a carrier in beagle's posterolateral lumbar fusion model...
May 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520951/non-selective-his-bundle-pacing-with-a-biphasic-waveform-enhancing-septal-resynchronization
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Daniel F Ortega, Luis D Barja, Emilio Logarzo, Nicolas Mangani, Analia Paolucci, Maria P Bonomini
Aims: His bundle pacing has shown to prevent detrimental effects from right ventricular apical pacing (RVA) and proved to resynchronize many conduction disturbances cases. However, the extent of His bundle pacing resynchronization is limited. An optimized stimulation waveform could expand this limit when implemented in His bundle pacing sets. In this work, we temporarily implemented RVA and Non-selective His bundle pacing with a biphasic anodal-first waveform (AF-nHB) and compared their effects against sinus rhythm (SR)...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518064/an-experimental-and-finite-element-protocol-to-investigate-the-transport-of-neutral-and-charged-solutes-across-articular-cartilage
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Vahid Arbabi, Behdad Pouran, Amir A Zadpoor, Harrie Weinans
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating disease that is associated with degeneration of articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Degeneration of articular cartilage impairs its load-bearing function substantially as it experiences tremendous chemical degradation, i.e. proteoglycan loss and collagen fibril disruption. One promising way to investigate chemical damage mechanisms during OA is to expose the cartilage specimens to an external solute and monitor the diffusion of the molecules. The degree of cartilage damage (i...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513746/structure-functionality-relationship-and-pharmacological-profiles-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-alkylquinolone-quorum-sensing-modulators
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Ahmed A M Kamal, Lucia Petrera, Jens Eberhard, Rolf W Hartmann
An important paradigm in anti-infective research is the antivirulence concept. Pathoblockers are compounds which disarm bacteria of their arsenal of virulence factors. PqsR is a transcriptional regulator controlling the production of such factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, most prominently pyocyanin. In this work, a series of tool compounds based on the structure of the natural ligand 2-heptyl-4-quinolone (HHQ) were used for probing the structure-functionality relationship. Four different profiles are identified namely agonists, antagonists, inverse agonists and biphasic modulators...
May 17, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513739/vapour-liquid-interfacial-properties-of-square-well-chains-from-density-functional-theory-and-monte-carlo-simulation
#17
Francisco José Martínez-Ruiz, Felipe J Blas, A Ignacio Moreno-Ventas Bravo, José Manuel Míguez, Luis G MacDowell
The statistical associating fluid theory for attractive potentials of variable range (SAFT-VR) density functional theory (DFT) developed by [Gloor et al., J. Chem. Phys., 2004, 121, 12740-12759] is used to predict the interfacial behaviour of molecules modelled as fully-flexible square-well chains formed from tangentially-bonded monomers of diameter σ and potential range λ = 1.5σ. Four different model systems, comprising 4, 8, 12, and 16 monomers per molecule, are considered. In addition to that, we also compute a number of interfacial properties of molecular chains from direct simulation of the vapour-liquid interface...
May 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513646/biocompatibility-and-therapeutic-evaluation-of-magnetic-liposomes-designed-for-self-controlled-cancer-hyperthermia-and-chemotherapy
#18
Manashjit Gogoi, Manish K Jaiswal, Haladhar Dev Sarma, Dhirendra Bahadur, Rinti Banerjee
Magnetic liposome-mediated combined chemotherapy and hyperthermia is gaining importance as an effective therapeutic modality for cancer. However, control and maintenance of optimum hyperthermia are major challenges in clinical settings due to the overheating of tissues. To overcome this problem, we developed a novel magnetic liposomes formulation co-entrapping a dextran coated biphasic suspension of La0.75Sr0.25MnO3 (LSMO) and iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles for self-controlled hyperthermia and chemotherapy...
May 17, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512177/evaluation-of-novel-process-indicators-for-rapid-monitoring-of-hydrogen-peroxide-decontamination-processes
#19
Neil P McLeod, Melanie Clifford, J Mark Sutton
Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores on stainless steel discs are routinely used as Biological Indicators (BIs) for the validation of hydrogen peroxide bio-decontamination processes. Given ongoing concerns about the reliability and response time of BIs, we explored the potential for an enzyme-based approach decontamination process evaluation. Thermostable adenylate kinase (tAK) enzyme was coated onto a solid support and exposed to hydrogen peroxide vapour, in parallel with standard commercial 6-log BIs, during a series of vapour-phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) cycles in a flexible film isolator...
May 15, 2017: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511052/phosphate-regulates-chondrogenesis-in-a-biphasic-and-maturation-dependent-manner
#20
Biming Wu, Emily K Durisin, Joseph T Decker, Evran E Ural, Lonnie D Shea, Rhima M Coleman
Inorganic phosphate (Pi) has been recognized as an important signaling molecule that modulates chondrocyte maturation and cartilage mineralization. However, conclusive experimental evidence for its involvement in early chondrogenesis is still lacking. Here, using high-density monolayer (2D) and pellet (3D) culture models of chondrogenic ATDC5 cells, we demonstrate that the cell response to Pi does not correlate with the Pi concentration in the culture medium but is better predicted by the availability of Pi on a per cell basis (Pi abundance)...
May 8, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
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