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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441753/coq10-deficiency-may-indicate-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cr-vi-toxicity
#1
Xiali Zhong, Xing Yi, Rita de Cássia da Silveira E Sá, Yujing Zhang, Kaihua Liu, Fang Xiao, Caigao Zhong
To investigate the toxic mechanism of hexavalent chromium Cr(VI) and search for an antidote for Cr(VI)-induced cytotoxicity, a study of mitochondrial dysfunction induced by Cr(VI) and cell survival by recovering mitochondrial function was performed. In the present study, we found that the gene expression of electron transfer flavoprotein dehydrogenase (ETFDH) was strongly downregulated by Cr(VI) exposure. The levels of coenzyme 10 (CoQ10) and mitochondrial biogenesis presented by mitochondrial mass and mitochondrial DNA copy number were also significantly reduced after Cr(VI) exposure...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441537/determination-of-dihydralazine-based-on-chemiluminescence-resonance-energy-transfer-of-hollow-carbon-nanodots
#2
Suqin Han, Zheyan Fan, Xiaoxia Chen, Yunfang Wu, Jianbo Wang
The famous weak chemiluminescence (CL) system of potassium permanganate and sodium bisulfite (KMnO4-HSO3(-)) was enhanced by the hollow fluorescent carbon nanodots (HCNs). The investigation of mechanism revealed that the enhanced CL was induced by the excited-state HCNs (HCNs(⁎)), which could be produced from the electron-transfer annihilation of positively charged HCNs (HCNs(+)) and negatively charged HCNs (HCNs(-)) as well as by CL resonance energy transfer (CRET) from excited SO2 (SO2(⁎))/(1)O2 to HCNs...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441485/new-insights-into-the-reaction-paths-of-4-carboxybenzophenone-triplet-with-oligopeptides-containing-n-and-c-terminal-methionine-residues
#3
Piotr Filipiak, Krzysztof Bobrowski, Gordon L Hug, Dariusz Pogocki, Christian Schoneich, Bronislaw Marciniak
The oxidation processes of L-Met-(Pro)n-L-Met peptides that contain two Met residues located on the N and C termini and separated by a defined number (n = 0 - 4) of proline residues were investigated in aqueous solutions using laser flash photolysis. The use of such peptides allowed for distance control between the sulfur atoms located in the side chains of the Met residues. Interactions between side chains of the Met residues were probed by the observation of transients with σ*-type 2c-3e (S∴S)(+), (S∴N)(+) and/or (S∴O)(+)-bonds as well as of α-(alkylthio)alkyl radicals (αS)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441003/chemical-interaction-guided-metal-free-growth-of-large-area-hexagonal-boron-nitride-on-silicon-based-substrates
#4
Sanjay Behura, Phong Nguyen, Rousan Debbarma, Songwei Che, Michael R Seacrist, Vikas Berry
Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is an ideal platform for interfacing with two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials to reduce carrier scattering for high-quality 2D electronics. However, scalable, transfer-free growth of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) remains a challenge. Currently, h-BN based 2D heterostructures require exfoliation or chemical transfer of h-BN grown on metals resulting in small areas or significant interfacial impurities. Here, we demonstrate a surface-chemistry influenced transfer-free growth of large-area, uniform, and smooth h-BN directly on silicon (Si)-based substrates including Si, silicon nitride (Si3N4), and silicon dioxide (SiO2) via low-pressure chemical vapor deposition...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440836/controllable-hydrothermal-synthesis-of-ni-h-bea-with-a-hierarchical-core-shell-structure-and-highly-enhanced-biomass-hydrodeoxygenation-performance
#5
Bing Ma, Huimei Cui, Darui Wang, Peng Wu, Chen Zhao
Ni based catalysts are wildly used in catalytic industrial processes due to their low costs and high activities. The design of highly hierarchical core-shell structured Ni/HBEA is achieved using a sustainable, simple, and easy-tunable hydrothermal synthesis approach using combined NH4Cl and NH3·H2O as a co-precipitation agent at 120 °C. Starting from a single-crystalline hierarchical H(+)-exchanged beta polymorph zeolite (HBEA), the adjustment of the precipitate conditions shows that mixed NH4Cl and NH3·H2O precipitates with proper concentrations are vital in the hydrothermal synthesis for preserving a good crystalline morphology of HBEA and generating abundant highly-dispersed Ni nanoparticles (loading: 41 wt%, 5...
April 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440645/structural-electronic-and-magnetic-properties-of-iron-disulfide-fens2-0-%C3%A2-n-1-6-clusters
#6
Slimane Tazibt, Aziz Chikhaoui, Said Bouarab, Andres Vega
The structural, electronic and magnetic properties of neutral and charged FenS2(0/±), n=1-6 clusters have been calculated in the framework of the density functional theory in the generalized gradient approximation for the exchange and correlation. The calculated adiabatic electron affinity and the vertical detachment energy are found to be in good agreement with the available experimental data. The impact of disulfide doping of the small iron clusters on the atomic structure, stability, magnetic moment and reactivity is determined through the analysis of the binding energy per atom, electronic charge transfer, spin-polarized electronic density of states and global reactivity indicators like the electronegativity and chemical hardness...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440629/relevant-features-of-a-triethylene-glycol-dimethyl-ether-based-electrolyte-for-application-in-lithium-battery
#7
Lorenzo Carbone, Daniele Di Lecce, Mallory Gobet, Stephen Munoz, Matthew Devany, Steve Greenbaum, Jusef Hassoun
Triethylene glycol dimethyl ether (TREGDME) dissolving lithium trifluoromethane sulfonate (LiCF3SO3) is studied as a suitable electrolyte medium for lithium battery. Thermal and rheological characteristics, transport properties of the dissolved species, and the electrochemical behavior in lithium cell represent the most relevant investigated properties of the new electrolyte. The self-diffusion coefficients, the lithium transference numbers, the ionic conductivity, and the ion association degree of the solution are determined by pulse field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440391/dehydrogenation-induced-inhibition-of-intramolecular-charge-transfer-in-substituted-pyrazoline-analogues
#8
Pronab Kundu, Dipanwita Banerjee, Gourhari Maiti, Nitin Chattopadhyay
The detailed photophysics of (E)-1,5-diphenyl-3-styryl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole (DSDP) and (E)-1,5-diphenyl-3-styryl-1H-pyrazole (DSP) has been investigated and compared to demonstrate the drastic modification of the photophysics upon dehydrogenation of the pyrazoline ring. While DSDP gives dual absorption and dual emission bands corresponding to the locally excited (LE) and the intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) species, DSP yields single absorption and emission bands for the locally excited species only...
April 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440269/ruthenium-cobalt-nanoalloys-encapsulated-in-nitrogen-doped-graphene-as-active-electrocatalysts-for-producing-hydrogen-in-alkaline-media
#9
Jianwei Su, Yang Yang, Guoliang Xia, Jitang Chen, Peng Jiang, Qianwang Chen
The scalable production of hydrogen could conveniently be realized by alkaline water electrolysis. Currently, the major challenge confronting hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is lacking inexpensive alternatives to platinum-based electrocatalysts. Here we report a high-efficient and stable electrocatalyst composed of ruthenium and cobalt bimetallic nanoalloy encapsulated in nitrogen-doped graphene layers. The catalysts display remarkable performance with low overpotentials of only 28 and 218 mV at 10 and 100 mA cm(-2), respectively, and excellent stability of 10,000 cycles...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439541/potential-energy-driven-spin-manipulation-via-a-controllable-hydrogen-ligand
#10
Peter Jacobson, Matthias Muenks, Gennadii Laskin, Oleg Brovko, Valeri Stepanyuk, Markus Ternes, Klaus Kern
Spin-bearing molecules can be stabilized on surfaces and in junctions with desirable properties, such as a net spin that can be adjusted by external stimuli. Using scanning probes, initial and final spin states can be deduced from topographic or spectroscopic data, but how the system transitions between these states is largely unknown. We address this question by manipulating the total spin of magnetic cobalt hydride complexes on a corrugated boron nitride surface with a hydrogen-functionalized scanning probe tip by simultaneously tracking force and conductance...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439261/interaction-of-bacterial-membrane-vesicles-with-specific-species-and-their-potential-for-delivery-to-target-cells
#11
Yosuke Tashiro, Yusuke Hasegawa, Masaki Shintani, Kotaro Takaki, Moriya Ohkuma, Kazuhide Kimbara, Hiroyuki Futamata
Membrane vesicles (MVs) are secreted from a wide range of microbial species and transfer their content to other cells. Although MVs play critical roles in bacterial communication, whether MVs selectively interact with bacterial cells in microbial communities is unclear. In this study, we investigated the specificity of the MV-cell interactions and evaluated the potential of MVs to target bacterial cells for delivery. MV association with bacterial cells was examined using a fluorescent membrane dye to label MVs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438334/understanding-patterns-of-injury-in-kenya-analysis-of-a-trauma-registry-data-from-a-national-referral-hospital
#12
Isaac M Botchey, Yuen Wai Hung, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Hassan Saidi, Fatima Paruk, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Injuries contribute to a substantial proportion of the burden of disease in Kenya. Trauma registries can be a very useful source of data to understand patterns of injuries and serve to provide information about potential improvements in the care of injured patients. In Kenya, health facility-based injury data has been largely administrative. Our aim was to develop and implement a prospective trauma registry at the largest trauma hospital in Kenya, the Kenyatta National Hospital, and to understand the nature of injuries presenting to the hospital, their treatment and care, and their outcomes...
April 21, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437932/electrifying-catheters-with-light
#13
Martin Pekař, Jeannet van Rens, Martin B van der Mark
Smart minimally invasive devices face a connectivity challenge. An example is found in intracardiac echocardiography where the signal transmission and supply of power at the distal end require many thin and fragile wires in order to keep the catheter slim and flexible. We have built a fully functional bench-top prototype to demonstrate that electrical wires may be replaced by optical fibers. The prototype is immediately scalable to catheter dimensions. The absence of conductors will provide intrinsic galvanic isolation as well as radio frequency (RF) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437746/catalytic-reduction-of-4-nitrophenol-and-photo-inhibition-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-using-gold-nanoparticles-as-photocatalyst
#14
Shafiullah Khan, Wang Runguo, Kamran Tahir, Zhang Jichuan, Liqun Zhang
A simple, green method is described for the synthesis of Gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) using Cotoneaster horizontalis extract as a phyto-reducer and capping agent with superior photo inhibition activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Different from the other methods used elevated temperatures for nanoparticles synthesis, the novelty of our method lies in its energy saving process and fast synthesis rates (~5min for AuNPs), and its potential to tune the nanoparticles size and afterward their catalytic activity...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437606/transfer-study-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-poultry-production
#15
Federica Gallocchio, Giancarlo Biancotto, Veronica Cibin, Carmen Losasso, Simone Belluco, Ruud Peters, Greet van Bemmel, Claudia Cascio, Stefan Weigel, Peter Tromp, Federica Gobbo, Salvatore Catania, Antonia Ricci
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are of interest due to their antimicrobial activity and are seen as potential candidates to replace antibiotics in animal husbandry. A few studies have focused on this new application, but they lack any considerations about residual accumulation of AgNPs in edible animal tissues and animal products. In this research a 22-days in vivo study was carried out by oral administration of 20 nm spherical PVP coated AgNPs to hens. Six doses of approximately 1 mg kg-1 of AgNPs-PVP each were administered to animals throughout the experimentation...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437588/ehanced-solar-water-splitting-by-swift-charge-separation-in-au-feooh-sandwiched-single-crystalline-fe2o3-nanoflake-photoelectrodes
#16
Lei Wang, Nhat Truong Nguyen, Yajun Zhang, Yingpu Bi, Patrik Schmuki
In this work, single crystalline α-Fe2O3 nanoflakes (NFs) are formed in a highly dense array by Au seeding of a Fe substrate by a thermal oxidation technique. The NFs are conformally decorated with a thin FeOOH cocatalyst layer. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) measurements show that this photoanode with the α-Fe2O3/FeOOH NFs rooted on the Au/Fe structure exhibits a significantly enhanced PEC water oxidation performance compared to the plain α-Fe2O3 nanostructure on the Fe substrate. The α-Fe2O3/FeOOH NFs on Au/Fe photoanode yields a photocurrent density of 3...
April 24, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437133/the-impact-of-the-centrifuge-characteristics-and-centrifugation-protocols-on-the-cells-growth-factors-and-fibrin-architecture-of-a-leukocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-clot-and-membrane
#17
David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Nelson R Pinto, Andrea Pereda, Paula Jiménez, Marco Del Corso, Byung-Soo Kang, Mauricio Nally, Nicole Lanata, Hom-Lay Wang, Marc Quirynen
L-PRF (leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin) is one of the four families of platelet concentrates for surgical use and is widely used in oral and maxillofacial regenerative therapies. The first objective of this article was to evaluate the mechanical vibrations appearing during centrifugation in four models of commercially available table-top centrifuges used to produce L-PRF and the impact of the centrifuge characteristics on the cell and fibrin architecture of a L-PRF clot and membrane. The second objective of this article was to evaluate how changing some parameters of the L-PRF protocol may influence its biological signature, independently from the characteristics of the centrifuge...
April 24, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437101/ground-state-and-excited-state-tuning-in-ferric-dipyrrin-complexes-promoted-by-ancillary-ligand-exchange
#18
Claudia Kleinlein, Shao-Liang Zheng, Theodore A Betley
Three ferric dipyrromethene complexes featuring different ancillary ligands were synthesized by one electron oxidation of ferrous precursors. Four-coordinate iron complexes of the type ((Ar)L)FeX2 [(Ar)L = 1,9-(2,4,6-Ph3C6H2)2-5-mesityldipyrromethene] with X = Cl or (t)BuO were prepared and found to be high-spin (S = (5)/2), as determined by superconducting quantum interference device magnetometry, electron paramagnetic resonance, and (57)Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. The ancillary ligand substitution was found to affect both ground state and excited properties of the ferric complexes examined...
April 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437062/molecular-arrangement-and-charge-transfer-in-c60-graphene-heterostructures
#19
Claudia Ojeda-Aristizabal, Elton J G Santos, Seita Onishi, Aiming Yan, Haider Imad Rasool, Salman Kahn, Yinchuan Lv, Drew Latzke, Jairo Velasco, Michael F Crommie, Matthew Sorensen, Kenneth Gotlieb, Chiu-Yun Lin, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Alessandra Lanzara, Alex Zettl
Charge transfer at the interface between dissimilar materials is at the heart of electronics and photovoltaics. Here we study the molecular orientation, electronic structure, and local charge transfer at the interface region of C60 deposited on graphene, with and without supporting substrates such as hexagonal boron nitride. We employ ab initio density functional theory with van der Waals (vdW) interactions, and experimentally characterize interface devices using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electronic transport...
April 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436827/reductive-precipitation-of-sulfate-and-soluble-fe-iii-by-desulfovibrio-vulgaris-electron-donor-regulates-intracellular-electron-flow-and-nano-fes-crystallization
#20
Chen Zhou, Yun Zhou, Bruce E Rittmann
Fully understanding the metabolism of SRB provides fundamental guidelines for allowing the microorganisms to provide more beneficial services in water treatment and resource recovery. The electron-transfer pathway of sulfate respiration by Desulfovibrio vulgaris is well studied, but still partly unresolved. Here we provide deeper insight by comprehensively monitoring metabolite changes during D. vulgaris metabolism with two electron donors, lactate and pyruvate, in presence or absence of citrate-chelated soluble Fe(III) as an additional competing electron acceptor...
April 19, 2017: Water Research
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