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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548158/visible-light-assisted-hydrogen-generation-from-complete-decomposition-of-hydrous-hydrazine-using-rhodium-modified-tio2-photocatalysts
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Pawan Kumar, Anurag Kumar, Clémence Queffélec, Dietrich Gudat, Qi Wang, Suman L Jain, Rabah Boukherroub, Sabine Szunerits
Hydrogen is considered to be an ideal energy carrier, which produces only water when combined with oxygen and thus has no detrimental effect on the environment. While the catalytic decomposition of hydrous hydrazine for the production of hydrogen is well explored, little is known about its photocatalytic decomposition. The present paper describes a highly efficient photochemical methodology for the production of hydrogen through the decomposition of aqueous hydrazine using titanium dioxide nanoparticles modified with a Rh(i) coordinated catechol phosphane ligand (TiO2-Rh) as a photocatalyst under visible light irradiation...
May 26, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543386/artificial-oxygen-carrier-as-therapeutics-rather-than-blood-substitute-for-transfusion
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May 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540666/evaluation-of-mitochondrial-respiratory-function-in-highly-glycolytic-glioma-cells-reveals-low-adp-phosphorylation-in-relation-to-oxidative-capacity
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Erika Rodrigues-Silva, Edilene S Siqueira-Santos, Juliana S Ruas, Raffaela S Ignarro, Tiago R Figueira, Fábio Rogério, Roger F Castilho
High-grade gliomas are aggressive and intensely glycolytic tumors. In the present study, we evaluated the mitochondrial respiratory function of glioma cells (T98G and U-87MG) and fresh human glioblastoma (GBM) tissue. To this end, measurements of oxygen consumption rate (OCR) were performed under various experimental conditions. The OCR of T98G and U-87MG cells was well coupled to ADP phosphorylation based on the ratio of ATP produced per oxygen consumed of ~2.5. In agreement, the basal OCR of GBM tissue was also partially associated with ADP phosphorylation...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535387/cellular-homeostasis-a-small-rna-at-the-crossroads-of-iron-and-photosynthesis
#4
Marie-Claude Carrier, Jean-Sébastien Bourassa, Eric Massé
The cyanobacterium Synechocystis relies on iron to perform oxygenic photosynthesis. This makes Synechocystis particularly sensitive to iron starvation. A new study shows that the small RNA IsaR1 is a major effector of the iron-stress response, remodeling the photosynthetic apparatus.
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534481/structural-water-engaged-disordered-vanadium-oxide-nanosheets-for-high-capacity-aqueous-potassium-ion-storage
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Daniel Scott Charles, Mikhail Feygenson, Katharine Page, Joerg Neuefeind, Wenqian Xu, Xiaowei Teng
Aqueous electrochemical energy storage devices using potassium-ions as charge carriers are attractive due to their superior safety, lower cost and excellent transport properties compared to other alkali ions. However, the accommodation of potassium-ions with satisfactory capacity and cyclability is difficult because the large ionic radius of potassium-ions causes structural distortion and instabilities even in layered electrodes. Here we report that water induces structural rearrangements of the vanadium-oxygen octahedra and enhances stability of the highly disordered potassium-intercalated vanadium oxide nanosheets...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531802/anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-effect-of-cerium-dioxide-nanoparticles-immobilized-on-the-surface-of-silica-nanoparticles-in-rat-experimental-pneumonia
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Z Serebrovska, R J Swanson, V Portnichenko, A Shysh, S Pavlovich, L Tumanovska, A Dorovskych, V Lysenko, V Tertykh, Y Bolbukh, V Dosenko
A massage with the potent counter-inflammatory material, cerium dioxide nanoparticles, is promising and the antioxidant properties of CeO2 are considered the main, if not the only, mechanism of this action. Nevertheless, the elimination of ceria nano-particles from the organism is very slow and there is a strong concern for toxic effect of ceria due to its accumulation. To overcome this problem, we engineered a combined material in which cerium nanoparticles were immobilized on the surface of silica nanoparticles (CeO2 NP), which is shown to be easily removed from an organism and could be used as carriers for nano-ceria...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528895/influence-of-perfluorocarbons-on-carbamazepine-and-benzodiazepine-for-a-neuro-lung-protective-strategy
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V Natchimuthu, Sabu Thomas, Murugan Ramalingam, S Ravi
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is commonly characterized by a triad of features including multiple seizure types, intellectual disability or regression. LGS type of seizures is epilepsy which is due to abnormal vibrations occurring in seizures. During the time of such abnormal vibrations, both the seizures and the lungs suffer a lack in oxygen content to a considerable extent. This results in prolonged vibrations and loses of nervous control. As a neuro-lung protective strategy, a novel attempt has been made to enrich both seizures and lungs with oxygen content through the support of Perfluorodecalin (an excellent oxygen carrier) C10F18 (PFD) and Perfluorohexane C6F14 (PFH) along with an enhancement in the antiepileptic activity by the two chosen antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) Carbamazepine (CBZ) and Benzodiazepine (BDZ)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525827/oxygen-vacancies-promoted-interfacial-charge-carrier-transfer-of-cds-zno-heterostructure-for-photocatalytic-hydrogen-generation
#8
Ying Peng Xie, Yongqiang Yang, Guosheng Wang, Gang Liu
The solid-state Z-scheme trinary/binary heterostructures show the advantage of utilizing the high-energy photogenerated charge carriers in photocatalysis. However, the key factors controlling such Z-scheme in the binary heterostructures are still unclear. In this paper, we showed that oxygen vacancies could act as an interface electron transfer mediator to promote the direct Z-scheme charge transfer process in binary semiconductor heterostructures of CdS/ZnS. Increasing the concentration of surface oxygen vacancies of ZnO crystal can greatly enhance photocatalytic hydrogen generation of CdS/ZnO heterostructure...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522801/the-resonant-interaction-between-anions-or-vacancies-in-znon-semiconductors-and-their-effects-on-thin-film-device-properties
#9
Jozeph Park, Hyun-Jun Jeong, Hyun-Mo Lee, Ho-Hyun Nahm, Jin-Seong Park
Zinc oxynitride (ZnON) semiconductors are suitable for high performance thin-film transistors (TFTs) with excellent device stability under negative bias illumination stress (NBIS). The present work provides a first approach on the optimization of electrical performance and stability of the TFTs via studying the resonant interaction between anions or vacancies in ZnON. It is found that the incorporation of nitrogen increases the concentration of nitrogen vacancies (VN(+)s), which generate larger concentrations of free electrons with increased mobility...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521553/glutaraldehyde-polymerized-hemoglobin-and-tempol-polyhb-tempol-has-superoxide-dismutase-activity-that-can-attenuate-oxidative-stress-on-endothelial-cells-induced-by-superoxide-anion
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Mengdi Wu, Kun Feng, Qiuhui Li, Huiya Ma, Hongli Zhu, Yudou Xie, Gaofei Yan, Chao Chen, Kunping Yan
A Tempol compound with an amine group (4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl, NH2-Tempol) was cross-linked to hemoglobin in a one-step polymerization reaction to produce a novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) designated PolyHb-Tempol. The reaction parameters, including the reaction time, pH, temperature, and ratio of reactants, were optimized, and the physiochemical properties of the resulting product were characterized. PolyHb-Tempol didn't show any toxicity towards endothelial cells. Furthermore, from observations of cell morphology and viability, PolyHb-Tempol showed a significant ability to inhibit or eliminate oxidative stress induced by superoxide free radicals...
May 18, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520579/the-use-of-an-acellular-oxygen-carrier-in-a-human-liver-model-of-normothermic-machine-perfusion
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Richard W Laing, Ricky H Bhogal, Lorraine Wallace, Yuri Boteon, Desley A H Neil, Amanda Smith, Barney T F Stephenson, Andrea Schlegel, Stefan G Hübscher, Darius F Mirza, Simon C Afford, Hynek Mergental
BACKGROUND: Normothermic machine perfusion of the liver (NMP-L) is a novel technique that preserves liver grafts under near-physiological conditions whilst maintaining their normal metabolic activity. This process requires an adequate oxygen supply, typically delivered by packed red blood cells (RBC). We present the first experience using an acellular hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) Hemopure in a human model of NMP-L. METHODS: Five discarded high-risk human livers were perfused with HBOC-based perfusion fluid and matched to 5 RBC-perfused livers...
May 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514064/brain-inspired-photonic-neuromorphic-devices-using-photodynamic-amorphous-oxide-semiconductors-and-their-persistent-photoconductivity
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Minkyung Lee, Woobin Lee, Seungbeom Choi, Jeong-Wan Jo, Jaekyun Kim, Sung Kyu Park, Yong-Hoon Kim
The combination of a neuromorphic architecture and photonic computing may open up a new era for computational systems owing to the possibility of attaining high bandwidths and the low-computation-power requirements. Here, the demonstration of photonic neuromorphic devices based on amorphous oxide semiconductors (AOSs) that mimic major synaptic functions, such as short-term memory/long-term memory, spike-timing-dependent plasticity, and neural facilitation, is reported. The synaptic functions are successfully emulated using the inherent persistent photoconductivity (PPC) characteristic of AOSs...
May 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511875/visible-light-switched-cytosol-release-of-sirna-by-amphiphilic-fullerene-derivative-to-enhance-rnai-efficacy-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#13
Jing Wang, Lifei Xie, Tao Wang, Fengxin Wu, Jie Meng, Jian Liu, Haiyan Xu
Cationic macromolecules are attractive for use as small interfering RNA (siRNA) carriers due to their performance in non-immunological reactions, customization during synthesis, and low costs compared to viral carriers. However, their low transfection efficiency substantially hinders their application in both clinical practices and academic research, which is mostly attributable to the low capacity of siRNA/cationic macromolecule complexes to escape lysosomes. To address this challenge, we designed an amphiphilic fullerene derivative (C60-Dex-NH2) for efficient and controllable siRNA delivery...
May 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508057/low-energy-structural-dynamics-of-ferroelectric-domain-walls-in-hexagonal-rare-earth-manganites
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Xiaoyu Wu, Urko Petralanda, Lu Zheng, Yuan Ren, Rongwei Hu, Sang-Wook Cheong, Sergey Artyukhin, Keji Lai
Domain walls (DWs) in ferroic materials, across which the order parameter abruptly changes its orientation, can host emergent properties that are absent in the bulk domains. Using a broadband (10(6) to 10(10) Hz) scanning impedance microscope, we show that the electrical response of the interlocked antiphase boundaries and ferroelectric DWs in hexagonal rare-earth manganites (h-RMnO3) is dominated by the bound-charge oscillation rather than free-carrier conduction at the DWs. As a measure of the rate of energy dissipation, the effective conductivity of DWs on the (001) surfaces of h-RMnO3 at gigahertz frequencies is drastically higher than that at dc, whereas the effect is absent on surfaces with in-plane polarized domains...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504006/a-comparative-study-on-the-mn-tio2-m-m-sn%C3%A3-zr-or-al-ox-catalysts-for-nh3-scr-reaction-at-low-temperature
#15
Yaping Zhang, Tianjiao Huang, Rui Xiao, Haitao Xu, Kai Shen, Changcheng Zhou
A series of TiO2-M(M = Sn、Zr or Al) Ox were prepared and the manganese oxide (MnOx) was supported on the carrier by the traditional impregnation method for low-temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with ammonia as reductant. The obtained catalysts were characterized by XRD, BET, HRTEM, H2-TPR, NH3-TPD, XPS and in situ FT-IR and their catalytic activities for NOx reduction with NH3 in the presence of SO2 were investigated comparatively. The results showed that the highest NOx conversion of over 90% could be obtained on Mn /Ti-Sn catalyst at the wide range of temperature window of 150-270 (◦)C...
May 15, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497819/disorder-induced-transition-from-grain-boundary-to-bulk-dominated-ionic-diffusion-in-pyrochlores
#16
Romain Perriot, Pratik P Dholabhai, Blas P Uberuaga
We use molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the role of grain boundaries (GBs) on ionic diffusion in pyrochlores, as a function of the GB type, chemistry of the compound, and level of cation disorder. We observe that the presence of GBs promotes oxygen transport in ordered and low-disordered systems, as the GBs are found to have a higher concentration of mobile carriers with higher mobilities than in the bulk. Thus, in ordered samples, the ionic diffusion is 2D, localized along the grain boundary. When cation disorder is introduced, bulk carriers begin to contribute to the overall diffusion, while the GB contribution is only slightly enhanced...
May 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497686/enhancing-the-durability-and-carrier-selectivity-of-perovskite-solar-cells-using-a-blend-interlayer
#17
Dong Hun Sin, Sae Byeok Jo, Seung Goo Lee, Hyomin Ko, Min Kim, Hansol Lee, Kilwon Cho
A mechanically and thermally stable and electron-selective ZnO/CH3NH3PbI3 interface is created via hybridization of a polar insulating polymer, poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), into ZnO nanoparticles (NPs). PEG successfully passivates the oxygen defects on ZnO and prevents direct contact between CH3NH3PbI3 and defects on ZnO. A uniform CH3NH3PbI3 film is formed on a soft ZnO:PEG layer after dispersion of the residual stress from the volume expansion during CH3NH3PbI3 conversion. PEG also increases the work of adhesion of the CH3NH3PbI3 film on the ZnO:PEG layer and holds the CH3NH3PbI3 film with hydrogen bonding...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497134/enhanced-planar-perovskite-solar-cells-with-efficiency-exceeding-16-via-reducing-the-oxygen-vacancy-defect-state-in-titanium-oxide-electrode
#18
Yangyang Du, Hongkun Cai, Yunhao Wu, Zhixue Xing, Zhenglong Li, Jian Xu, Like Huang, Jian Ni, Juan Li, Jianjun Zhang
In this work, the influence of oxygen vacancy defect (OVD) in compact titanium oxide (c-TiO2) on the performance of planar perovskite solar cells (p-PSCs) is investigated, and the possible mechanisms are also proposed. To meet our objective, anatase c-TiO2 thin films with various OVD concentrations are prepared by changing the oxygen flux during the DC magnetron sputtering process and are characterized by the intensity of defect signals in the X-ray photoelectron spectra. We conclude that abundant OVDs can trigger an obviously increased majority carrier accumulation zone at the metal oxide/perovskite interface and enhanced capacitance, thereby greatly deteriorating photogenerated carrier collection efficiency...
May 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495429/superoxide-hydrogen-peroxide-genetic-imbalance-modulates-differentially-the-oxidative-metabolism-on-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-exposed-to-seleno-l-methionine
#19
Karen Lilian Schott, Charles Elias Assmann, Fernanda Barbisan, Verônica Farina Azzolin, Beatriz Bonadiman, Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte, Alencar Kolinski Machado, Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz
Superoxide-hydrogen peroxide (S-HP) imbalance genetically caused by a gene polymorphism in the human manganese superoxide dismutase enzyme (Val16Ala-MnSOD) is associated with several dysfunctions and diseases. Into mitochondria, MnSOD catalyses superoxide radical producing hydrogen peroxide and oxygen. Ala-MnSOD genotype presents a high MnSOD efficiency and generates the highest H2O2 concentrations that has been associated with the risk of several cancer types. Cellular selenoenzymes glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) as well as catalase (CAT) are essential to H2O2 removal produced in excess in cells...
May 8, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493671/cationic-polythiophenes-as-gene-delivery-enhancer
#20
Yajie Zhang, Xiao Li, Tiantian Wu, Jian Sun, Xuewei Wang, Leilei Cao, Fude Feng
There is urgent demand of easily available and highly effective method to improve transgene performance of polymeric gene carriers at low consumption of delivery materials. We developed biocompatible multicomponent nanocomposites in which small quantities of cationic polythiophenes were engineered into the outer shell of polypeptide/DNA polyplexes without covalent linkages. We revealed the introduction of polythiophenes in small quantities led to multiple outcomes including modulation of polyplex size and zeta potential, increase in polyplex stability, promotion of endolysosome membrane disruption, light-induced generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and significant enhancement of gene delivery to tumor cells...
May 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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