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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338658/granzyme-b-enters-the-mitochondria-in-a-sam50-tim22-and-mthsp70-dependent-manner-to-induce-apoptosis
#1
Valentina Chiusolo, Guillaume Jacquemin, Esen Yonca Bassoy, Laurent Vinet, Lavinia Liguori, Michael Walch, Vera Kozjak-Pavlovic, Denis Martinvalet
We have found that granzyme B (GB)-induced apoptosis also requires reactive oxygen species resulting from the alteration of mitochondrial complex I. How GB, which does not possess a mitochondrial targeting sequence, enter this organelle is unknown. We show that GB enters the mitochondria independently of the translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane complex, but requires instead Sam50, the central subunit of the sorting and assembly machinery that integrates outer membrane β-barrel proteins. Moreover, GB breaches the inner membrane through Tim22, the metabolite carrier translocase pore, in a mitochondrial heat-shock protein 70 (mtHsp70)-dependent manner...
March 24, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335469/comparison-of-the-pharmacokinetic-properties-of-hemoglobin-based-oxygen-carriers
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REVIEW
Kazuaki Taguchi, Keishi Yamasaki, Toru Maruyama, Masaki Otagiri
Hemoglobin (Hb) is an ideal material for use in the development of an oxygen carrier in view of its innate biological properties. However, the vascular retention of free Hb is too short to permit a full therapeutic effect because Hb is rapidly cleared from the kidney via glomerular filtration or from the liver via the haptogloblin-CD 163 pathway when free Hb is administered in the blood circulation. Attempts have been made to develop alternate acellular and cellular types of Hb based oxygen carriers (HBOCs), in which Hb is processed via various routes in order to regulate its pharmacokinetic properties...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326561/hemoxcell-a-new-oxygen-carrier-usable-as-an-additive-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-culture-in-platelet-lysate-supplemented-media
#3
Fiona Le Pape, Lucie Cosnuau-Kemmat, Gaëlle Richard, Frédéric Dubrana, Claude Férec, Franck Zal, Elisabeth Leize, Pascal Delépine
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for therapeutic applications such as tissue engineering. However, one of the main challenges is to improve oxygen supply to hypoxic areas to reduce oxygen gradient formation while preserving MSC differentiation potential and viability. For this purpose, a marine hemoglobin, HEMOXCell, was evaluated as an oxygen carrier for culturing human bone marrow MSCs in vitro for future three-dimensional culture applications. Impact of HEMOXCell on cell growth and viability was assessed in human platelet lysate (hPL)-supplemented media...
March 22, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326558/hemocd-as-a-totally-synthetic-artificial-oxygen-carrier-improvements-in-the-synthesis-and-o2-co-discrimination
#4
Hiroaki Kitagishi, Qiyue Mao, Naoya Kitamura, Takahiro Kita
HemoCD, which is composed of an iron(II)porphyrin such as 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphinatoiron(II) (Fe(II)TPPS) and a cyclodextrin (CD) dimer having a pyridine linker, represents a synthetic hemoglobin (Hb) model compound that exhibits reversible oxygen (O2 ) binding ability in aqueous solution at an ambient temperature. Therefore, hemoCD has the potential to be used as a totally synthetic artificial oxygen carrier. In this article, we describe the improvements of hemoCD related to its synthesis and O2 /CO selectivity...
March 22, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326235/study-of-the-surface-properties-of-zno-nanocolumns-used-for-thin-film-solar-cells
#5
Neda Neykova, Jiri Stuchlik, Karel Hruska, Ales Poruba, Zdenek Remes, Ognen Pop-Georgievski
Densely packed ZnO nanocolumns (NCs), perpendicularly oriented to the fused-silica substrates were directly grown under hydrothermal conditions at 90 °C, with a growth rate of around 0.2 μm/h. The morphology of the nanostructures was visualized and analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The surface properties of ZnO NCs and the binding state of present elements were investigated before and after different plasma treatments, typically used in plasma-enhanced CVD solar cell deposition processes, by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325907/photosensitization-of-tio2-nanofibers-by-ag2s-with-the-synergistic-effect-of-excess-surface-ti-3-states-for-enhanced-photocatalytic-activity-under-simulated-sunlight
#6
Samina Ghafoor, Sadia Ata, Nasir Mahmood, Salman Noshear Arshad
TiO2 nanofibers, with mean diameter ~200 nm, were fabricated by electrospinning and successfully photosensitized with low bandgap Ag2S nanoparticles of 11, 17, 23 and 40 nm mean sizes, with corresponding loading of 4, 10, 18 and 29 wt.% Ag2S, respectively. 17 nm Ag2S@TiO2 nanofibers exhibited optimal activity in the photodegradation of methylene blue under simulated sunlight with pseudo-first order rate constant of 0.019 min(-1) compared to 0.009 min(-1) for pure TiO2 nanofibers. In spite of greater visible-light absorption and reduced bandgap, larger than 17 nm Ag2S nanoparticles exhibited sluggish photodegradation kinetics probably due to less photo-induced carriers generation in TiO2 and reduced electron injection rates from the larger sized Ag2S into TiO2...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324160/regulation-of-blood-oxygen-transport-in-hibernating-mammals
#7
Inge G Revsbech, Angela Fago
Along with the periodic reductions in O2 requirements of mammalian hibernators during winter, the O2 affinity of the blood of mammalian hibernators is seasonally regulated to help match O2 supply to consumption, contributing to limit tissue oxidative stress, particularly at arousals. Specifically, mammalian hibernators consistently show an overall increase in the blood-O2 affinity, which causes a decreased O2 unloading to tissues, while having similar or lower tissue O2 tensions during hibernation. This overview explores how the decreased body temperature and concentration of red blood cell 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (DPG) that occur in hibernation contribute separately or in combination to the concurrent increase in the O2 affinity of the hemoglobin, the O2 carrier protein of the blood...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323418/bio-inspired-polydopamine-coated-hemoglobin-as-potential-oxygen-carriers-with-antioxidant-properties
#8
Quan Wang, Ruirui Zhang, Mingzi Lu, Guoxing You, Ying Wang, Gan Chen, Caiyan Zhao, Zhen Wang, Xiang Song, Yan Wu, Lian Zhao, Hong Zhou
Oxidative side reaction is one of major factors hindering the development of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs). To avoid the oxidative toxicity, we designed and synthesized polydopamine coated hemoglobin (Hb-PDA) nanoparticles via simple one-step assemblage without any toxic reagent. Hb-PDA nanoparticles showed oxidative protection of Hb by inhibiting the generation of methemoglobin (MetHb) and ferryl (Fe IV) Hb, as well as excellent antioxidant properties by scavenging free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
March 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321886/-inside-out-pegylation-of-bovine-%C3%AE-cross-linked-hemoglobin
#9
Kyle D Webster, Dana Dahhan, Abigail M Otto, Cheyanne L Frosti, William L Dean, Jonathan B Chaires, Kenneth W Olsen
The development of a blood substitute is urgent due to blood shortages and potential communicable diseases. A novel method, inside-out PEGylation, has been used here to conjugate a multiarm maleimide-PEG (Mal-PEG) to β-cross-linked (βXL-Hb) hemoglobin (Hb) tetramers through the Cys β93 residues. This method produces a polymer with a single PEG backbone that is surrounded by multiple proteins, rather than coating a single protein with multiple PEG chains. Electrophoresis under denaturing conditions showed a large molecular weight species...
March 20, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319219/interface-defect-tuneable-macro-and-micro-photoluminescence-behaviours-of-trivalent-europium-ions-in-electrospun-zro2-zno-porous-nanobelts
#10
Yanzhe Mao, Jinglong Bai, Mingxiang Zhang, Hao Zhao, Gengzhi Sun, Xiaojun Pan, Zhenxing Zhang, Jinyuan Zhou, Erqing Xie
It was demonstrated that suitable interfaces between two materials can enhance the separation of photogenerated carriers. In this study, ZrO2/ZnO interfaces with type I structure were designed and prepared by the electrospinning technique. The obtained ZrO2/ZnO:Eu(3+) (ZZOE) composites are highly porous in the form of nanobelts with width of 600-700 nm, comprising ZnO and ZrO2 nanocrystals, and the Eu doping can hinder the t-m phase transition of ZrO2. By tuning the annealing temperature, the inner stress and defects can be well controlled to improve the photoluminescence (PL) of the ZZOE porous nanobelts...
March 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317341/metal-doping-for-enhancing-the-photoelectrochemical-behavior-of-lafeo3-photocathodes
#11
María Isabel Díez-García, Roberto Gómez
The development of tandem devices for water photosplitting requires finding photocathodic materials based on earth-abundant elements and showing long-term stability in aqueous electrolytes. Ternary metal oxides seem to be a viable option, among which perovskites stand out. In this context, transparent and compact LaFeO3 thin film electrodes have been prepared by sol-gel, both undoped and doped with metals (M) such as magnesium or zinc. Pristine electrodes support the development of cathodic photocurrents in 0...
March 20, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315643/benefits-of-21-oxygen-compared-with-100-oxygen-for-delivery-of-isoflurane-to-mice-mus-musculus-and-rats-rattus-norvegicus
#12
Laura A Wilding, Joe A Hampel, Basma M Khoury, Stacey Kang, David Machado-Aranda, Krishnan Raghavendran, Jean A Nemzek
At research institutions, isoflurane delivered by precision vaporizer to a face mask is the standard for rodent surgery and for procedures with durations that exceed a few minutes. Pure oxygen is often used as the carrier gas for isoflurane anesthesia, despite documented complications from long-term 100% oxygen use in humans and known occupational safety risks. We therefore examined the effect of anesthetic delivery gas on physiologic variables in mice and rats. Rodents were anesthetized for 60 min with isoflurane delivered in either 21% or 100% oxygen by means of a nose cone...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314096/enhanced-performance-in-azo-based-transparent-flexible-tfts-due-to-oxygen-vacancy-in-zno-film-with-zn-al-o-interface-fabricated-by-atomic-layer-deposition
#13
Yang Li, Rui Yao, Huanhuan Wang, Xiaoming Wu, Jinzhu Wu, Xiaohong Wu, Wei Qin
Highly conductive and optical transparent Al doped ZnO (AZO) thin film composing of ZnO with Zn-Al-O interface was fabricated by thermal atomic layer deposition (ALD) method. The as-prepared AZO thin film exhibits excellent electrical and optical properties, with high stability and compatibility with temperature-sensitive flexible photoelectronic devices: film resistivity is as low as 5.7×10-4 Ω·cm; the carrier concentration is high up to 2.2×1021 cm-3; optical transparency is greater than 80 % in a visible range; the growth temperature is below 150 °C on the PEN substrate...
March 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301760/metal-free-motifs-for-solar-fuel-applications
#14
Stefan Ilic, Marija R Zoric, Usha Pandey Kadel, Yunjing Huang, Ksenija D Glusac
Metal-free motifs, such as graphitic carbon nitride, conjugated polymers, and doped nanostructures, are emerging as a new class of Earth-abundant materials for solar fuel devices. Although these metal-free structures show great potential, detailed mechanistic understanding of their performance remains limited. Here, we review important experimental and theoretical findings relevant to the role of metal-free motifs as either photoelectrodes or electrocatalysts. First, the light-harvesting characteristics of metal-free photoelectrodes (band energetics, exciton binding energies, charge carrier mobilities and lifetimes) are discussed and contrasted with those in traditional inorganic semiconductors (such as Si)...
March 15, 2017: Annual Review of Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299924/improvement-of-electrical-characteristics-and-stability-of-amorphous-indium-gallium-zinc-oxide-thin-film-transistors-using-nitrocellulose-passivation-layer
#15
Kwan Yup Shin, Young Jun Tak, Won-Gi Kim, Seonghwan Hong, Hyun Jae Kim
In this research, nitrocellulose is proposed as a new material for the passivation layers of amorphous indium gallium zinc oxide thin film transistors (a-IGZO TFTs). The a-IGZO TFTs with nitrocellulose passivation layers (NC-PVLs) demonstrate improved electrical characteristics and stability. The a-IGZO TFTs with NC-PVLs exhibit improvements in field-effect mobility (μFE) from 11.72 ± 1.14 to 20.68 ± 1.94 cm2/Vs, threshold voltage (Vth) from 1.85 ± 1.19 to 0.56 ± 0.35 V, and on/off current ratio (Ion/off) from (5...
March 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294960/overview-of-potential-clinical-applications-of-hemoglobin-vesicles-hbv-as-artificial-red-cells-evidenced-by-preclinical-studies-of-the-academic-research-consortium
#16
REVIEW
Hiromi Sakai
Hemoglobin (Hb) is the most abundant protein in whole blood. This fact implies that the oxygen binding and releasing function of Hb is the most vital for sustaining life. All Hb is compartmentalized in red blood cells (RBCs) with corpuscular Hb concentration of about 35 g/dL, covered with a thin biomembrane. In spite of its abundance, Hb sometimes shows toxicity once it is leaked from RBCs. The shielding effect of the RBC membrane is physiologically important. Based on this structural importance, we have studied artificial red cells (Hb vesicles, HbV) as artificial oxygen carriers, which encapsulate a purified and concentrated Hb solution in phospholipid vesicles, mimicking the cellular structure of RBCs...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291267/a-win-win-nanoplatform-tio2-yb-ho-f-for-nir-light-induced-synergistic-therapy-and-imaging
#17
Jie Zhou, Pei Luo, Chong Sun, Lingchang Meng, Weiran Ye, Shanshan Chen, Bin Du
To avoid the defect of low energy transfer efficiency in core-shell UCNP-TiO2 NPs, doping rare earth into TiO2 and improving the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 itself under Vis-NIR light might be a more direct and efficient strategy for high (1)O2 production. Here, we designed a TiO2:Yb,Ho,F-β-CD@DTX/HA nanoplatform using TiO2:Yb,Ho,F as the core, β-CD as the drug carrier, hyaluronic acid (HA) as the capping agent and target, and then applied it for 808 nm induced photodynamic-chemotherapy and 980 nm upconversion fluorescence/MR imaging...
March 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288573/hemoglobin-vesicles-prolong-the-time-to-circulatory-collapse-in-rats-during-apnea
#18
Yusuke Naito, Hiromi Sakai, Satoki Inoue, Masahiko Kawaguchi
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin vesicles (HbV) are hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers manufactured by liposome encapsulation of hemoglobin molecules. We hypothesised that the infusion of oxygenated HbV could prolong the time to circulatory collapse during apnea in rats. METHODS: Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups (Air, Oxy, NS and HbV). The rats were anaesthetized with isoflurane and the trachea was intubated using 14-gauge intravenous catheters...
March 14, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286504/molluskan-hemocyanins-activate-the-classical-pathway-of-the-human-complement-system-through-natural-antibodies
#19
Javier Pizarro-Bauerle, Ismael Maldonado, Eduardo Sosoniuk-Roche, Gerardo Vallejos, Mercedes N López, Flavio Salazar-Onfray, Lorena Aguilar-Guzmán, Carolina Valck, Arturo Ferreira, María Inés Becker
Molluskan hemocyanins are enormous oxygen-carrier glycoproteins that show remarkable immunostimulatory properties when inoculated in mammals, such as the generation of high levels of antibodies, a strong cellular reaction, and generation of non-specific antitumor immune responses in some types of cancer, particularly for superficial bladder cancer. These proteins have the ability to bias the immune response toward a Th1 phenotype. However, despite all their current uses with beneficial clinical outcomes, a clear mechanism explaining these properties is not available...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285577/the-in-vitro-influence-of-a-genetic-superoxide-hydrogen-peroxide-imbalance-on-immunosenescence
#20
Fernanda Barbisan, Verônica Farina Azzolin, Euler Esteves Ribeiro, Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte, Ivana Cruz
As superoxide is a key molecule of inflammatory activation, superoxide- hydrogen peroxide (S-HP) imbalance genetically caused could to alter immunosenescence patterns. To test this hypothesis, we collect and cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells carrier´s different genotypes of a genetic polymorphism located in the superoxide dismutase manganese dependent gene (Val16Ala-SOD2). We used an in vitro genetic model based in prior studies, which suggested association between homozygous genotypes (AA and VV) and alterations in oxidative-inflammatory mediators...
March 12, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
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