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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430448/structural-and-rheological-properties-of-temperature-responsive-amphiphilic-triblock-copolymers-in-aqueous-media
#1
Josefine Eilsø Nielsen, Kaizheng Zhu, Sverre Arne Sande, Lubomír Kováčik, Dušan Cmarko, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Bo Nyström
Thermoresponsive amphiphilic biodegradable block copolymers of the type poly(-caprolactone-co-lactide)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(-caprolactone-co-lactide) (PCLA-PEGm-PCLA) have great potential for various biomedical applications. In the present study, we have surveyed the effects of PEG-spacer length (m=1000 and 1500), temperature, and polymer concentration on the self-assembling process to form supramolecular structures in aqueous solutions of the PCLA-PEGm-PCLA copolymer. This copolymer has a lower critical solution temperature, and the cloud point depends on both concentration and PEG-length...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430134/on-the-morphology-of-group-ii-metal-fluoride-nanocrystals-at-finite-temperature-and-partial-pressure-of-hf
#2
Zeinab Kaawar, Stefan Mahn, Erhard Kemnitz, Beate Paulus
We have investigated the bulk and surface properties of the group II metal fluorides CaF 2 , SrF 2 and BaF 2 using periodic density functional theory (DFT) calculations and surface thermodynamics. Our bulk results show that the best agreement with experiment is achieved with the B3LYP and PBE functionals. We determined the relative importance of the low index surfaces in vacuum and found that an fluoride microcrystal exposes only the (111) surface in which the undercoordinated cations are sevenfold coordinated...
April 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430010/prolonged-injectable-formulation-of-nafarelin-using-in-situ-gel-combination-delivery-system
#3
Behnoush Alizadeh, Nika Bahari Javan, Hamid Akbari Javar, Mohammad Reza Khoshayand, Farid Abedin Dorkoosh
The principal purpose of the present study was to prepare and characterize a complex drug delivery system consisting of Nafarelin- poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) nanoparticles (NPs) in combination with sodium alginate/poloxamer 407 in situ gel. Nafarelin loaded PHBV NPs were prepared via double emulsion solvent evaporation technique. Box-Behnken Response Surface Methodology was utilized to optimize NPs. Mean particle size, polydispersity index (PDI), entrapment efficiency (EE) and drug loading (DL) of the optimized NPs were measured...
April 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429810/cisplatin-directed-coordination-crosslinking-nanogels-with-thermo-ph-sensitive-triblock-polymers-improvement-on-chemotherapic-efficacy-via-sustained-release-and-drug-retention
#4
Hao Zhao, Jiabao Xu, Jiangshan Wan, Shinan Geng, Han Li, Xiaole Peng, Qianwen Fu, Ming He, Yanbing Zhao, Xiangliang Yang
To realize the sustained release and long-term intratumoural retention of water-soluble cisplatin, thermo/pH-sensitive cisplatin-directed coordination-crosslinking nanogels (Pt-PNA) were developed via the coordination bonds of Pt-carboxyl groups. As the coordination ratio (CR) of the Pt-carboxyl bonds increased from 5% to 35%, the sizes of the Pt-PNA nanogels decreased from 999 nm to 167 nm, and their zeta potentials increased from -35 mV to -13 mV. Only through a simple mixing of cisplatin and PNAs, the entrapment efficiencies (EEs) of the Pt-PNA nanogels reached near 100% (>90%), and the drug-loading amounts (DLs) of cisplatin could achieve up to 25...
April 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428993/from-nano-to-microcrystals-effects-of-different-synthetic-pathways-on-the-defect-architecture-in-heavily-gd-doped-ceria
#5
M Coduri, M Scavini, M Pani, M M Carnasciali, H Klein, C Artini
The evolution of the defect structure and microstructure of heavily Gd-doped ceria (Ce1-μREμO2-y, 0.313 ≤ μ ≤ 0.438) for different synthetic pathways is investigated here to explore the way defects interact with each other in a composition range known to effectively hamper the application of the material as an electrolyte. Synchrotron radiation powder diffraction is exploited by combining conventional Rietveld analysis with the Pair Distribution Function to get a multiscale picture of defect structures, and it is combined with Raman spectroscopy to assess local scale interactions...
April 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426791/correction-cctop-an-intuitive-flexible-and-reliable-crispr-cas9-target-prediction-tool
#6
Manuel Stemmer, Thomas Thumberger, Maria Del Sol Keyer, Joachim Wittbrodt, Juan L Mateo
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124633.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422746/integrating-nanohybrid-membranes-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-chitosan-silica-sol-gel-with-fiber-optic-spr-for-caffeine-detection
#7
Ravi Kant, Rana Tabassum, Banshi D Gupta
Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive drug consumed in the world for improving alertness and enhancing wakefulness. However, caffeine consumption beyond limits can result in lot of physiological complications in human beings. In this work, we report a novel detection scheme for caffeine integrating nanohybrid membranes of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) in chitosan modified silica sol gel (rGO: chitosan: silica sol gel) with fiber optic surface plasmon resonance. The chemically synthesized nanohybrid membrane forming the sensing route has been dip coated over silver coated unclad central portion of an optical fiber...
May 12, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422609/isotemporal-analysis-of-the-association-of-objectively-measured-physical-activity-with-depressive-symptoms-results-from-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol
#8
Chad D Rethorst, Ashley E Moncrieft, Marc D Gellman, Elva M Arredondo, Christina Buelna, Shelia F Castañeda, Martha L Daviglus, Unab I Khan, Krista M Perreira, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Mark Stoutenberg
BACKGROUND: The burden of depression among Hispanics/Latinos indicates the need to identify factors related to depressive symptoms. This paper examines the relationship of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) with depressive symptoms in Hispanic/Latinos. METHODS: The Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a population-based, cohort study of Hispanic/Latinos in four United States metropolitan areas. Objectively measured PA was coded into: sedentary behavior (SB), light-intensity (LPA), moderate-intensity (MPA), and vigorous-intensity (VPA); and the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale-10 assessed depressive symptoms...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422485/fabrication-of-a-highly-sensitive-single-aligned-tio2-and-gold-nano-particle-embedded-tio2-nano-fiber-gas-sensor
#9
Alireza Nikfarjam, Seyedsina Hosseini, Nahideh Salehifar
In this research, a single-aligned nanofiber of pure TiO2 and Gold nano-particle (GNP)-TiO2 was fabricated using a novel electro-spinning procedure equipped with secondary electrostatic fields on highly sharp triangular and rectangular electrodes provided for gas sensing applications. The Sol used for spinning nanofiber consisted of Titanium Tetraisopropoxide (C12H28O4Ti), Acetic Acid (CH3COOH), Ethanol (C2H5OH) and Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and gold nanoparticle solution. FE-SEM, TEM, and XRD were used to characterize the single nanofiber...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421988/composite-magnetic-nanoparticles-cufe2o4-as-a-new-microsorbent-for-extraction-of-rhodamine-b-from-water-samples
#10
Ali Roostaie, Farzad Allahnoori, Shokooh Ehteshami
In this work, novel composite magnetic nanoparticles (CuFe2O4) were synthesized based on sol-gel combustion in the laboratory. Next, a simple production method was optimized for the preparation of the copper nanoferrites (CuFe2O4), which are stable in water, magnetically active, and have a high specific area used as sorbent material for organic dye extraction in water solution. CuFe2O4 nanopowders were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM), FTIR spectroscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy...
April 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421767/base-layer-influence-on-protonated-aminosilane-gradient-wettability
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Kayesh M Ashraf, Chenyu Wang, Sithara S Nair, Kenneth J Wynne, Daniel A Higgins, Maryanne M Collinson
Protonated amine gradients have been prepared on silicon wafers via programmed controlled rate infusion (CRI) with varying degrees of hydrophobicity and characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and static and Wilhelmy plate dynamic contact angle measurements. Initially, base layers were spin coated from sols containing tetramethoxysilane (TMOS) and either phenyltrimethoxysilane (PTMOS), dimethyldimethoxysilane (DMDMOS), or octyltrimethoxysilane (OTMOS, C8). Amine gradients were then prepared from 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTEOS) via CRI...
April 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421736/enhancing-the-bioactivity-of-yttria-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia-ceramics-via-grain-boundary-activation
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Jinhuan Ke, Jiandong Ye, Fupo He
Yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (Y-TZP) has been proposed as a potential dental implant due to its good biocompatibility, excellent mechanical properties, and distinctive aesthetic effect. However, Y-TZP cannot form chemical bonds with bone tissue because of its biological inertness, which affects the reliability and long-term efficacy of Y-TZP implants. In this study, to improve the bioactivity of Y-TZP ceramics while maintaining their good mechanical performance, Y-TZP was modified by grain boundary activation via the infiltration of a bioactive glass (BG) sol into the surface layer of Y-TZP ceramics under different negative pressures (atmospheric pressure, -0...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421158/cytotoxicity-of-zardaverine-in-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-from-a-costello-syndrome-patient
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Donna M Cartledge, Katherine M Robbins, Katherine M Drake, Rachel Sternberg, Deborah L Stabley, Karen W Gripp, E Anders Kolb, Katia Sol-Church, Andrew D Napper
Costello syndrome (CS) patients suffer from a very high 10% incidence of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS). As tools to discover targeted therapeutic leads, we used a CS patient-derived ERMS cell line (CS242 ERMS) harboring a homozygous p.G12A mutation in HRAS, and a control cell line derived from the same patient comprising non-malignant CS242 fibroblasts with a heterozygous p.G12A HRAS mutation. A library of 2,000 compounds with known pharmacological activities was screened for their effect on CS242 ERMS cell viability...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417582/hierarchical-tio2-sno2-hollow-spheres-coated-with-graphitized-carbon-for-high-performance-electrochemical-li-ion-storage
#14
Huiqi Xie, Min Chen, Limin Wu
A self-templated strategy is developed to fabricate hierarchical TiO2 /SnO2 hollow spheres coated with graphitized carbon (HTSO/GC-HSs) by combined sol-gel processes with hydrothermal treatment and calcination. The as-prepared mesoporous HTSO/GC-HSs present an approximate yolk-double-shell structure, with high specific area and small nanocrystals of TiO2 and SnO2 , and thus exhibit superior electrochemical reactivity and stability when used as anode materials for Li-ion batteries. A high reversible specific capacity of about 310 mAh g(-1) at a high current density of 5 A g(-1) can be achieved over 500 cycles indicating very good cycle stability and rate performance...
April 18, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415913/characteristics-and-management-of-primary-and-other-immune-thrombocytopenias-spanish-registry-study
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Javier Palau, Esther Sancho, Magdalena Herrera, Sol Sánchez, María Eva Mingot, Rosa Isabel Upegui, Mª José Rodríguez Salazar, Fátima de la Cruz, Mª Cristina Fernández, Tomás José González López, José Julio Hernández, Eduardo Ríos, Mª Fernanda López-Fernández, Marta García, José-Ángel Hernández, Miguel A Sanz
BACKGROUND: The natural history and its modulation by treatments administered for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in the clinical practice remains unknown. In addition, little information is available on the characteristics and management of ITP in Spain. METHODS: We conducted an observational, multicenter, registry in 70 Hematology Services from Spain between 2009 and 2011, which included children from 2 months of age and adults with primary ITP or another ITP diagnosed within the last 6 months (platelet count [PC] < 100 × 10(9)/l)...
April 17, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415646/combination-of-immunohistochemistry-fish-and-rt-pcr-shows-high-incidence-of-xp11-translocation-rcc-comparison-of-three-different-diagnostic-methods
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Hyun Jung Lee, Dong Hoon Shin, GyuYou Noh, Young Keum Kim, Ahrong Kim, Nari Shin, Jung Hee Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Jee Yeon Kim, Chang Hun Lee, Mee Young Sol, Seo Hee Rha, Sung Woo Park
We evaluated the frequency of translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and how well the TFE3 immunoreactivity is concordant with TFE3 gene translocation status proved by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay and RT-PCR. TFE3 and Cathepsin K expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 185 RCC cases, and 48 cases either of more than weak expression of TFE3 or of positivity for Cathepsin K were done for FISH analysis and RT-PCR. All the RT-PCR positive cases were confirmed by cloning and sequencing...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415537/potassium-doped-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-of-biomedical-properties
#17
Muhammad Shoaib, Aamer Saeed, Javeed Akhtar, Muhammad Saif Ur Rahman, Aman Ullah, Klaus Jurkschat, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer
A bifunctional mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) with composition (49SiO2·20CaO·20Na2O·7K2O·4P2O5 mol%) was synthesized by a facile sol-gel method, using polyethylene glycol (PEG 6000) as a soft template. The structure, morphology (spherical with approximate size 1μm) and composition of MBG were determined by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), respectively. The surface area (189.53m(2)g(-1) with the pore size of 21nm) of MBG was measured by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) analysis...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415536/template-etching-route-to-construct-uniform-rattle-type-fe3o4-sio2-hollow-microspheres-as-drug-carrier
#18
Lin Cheng, Yuanyuan Liu, Bingfang Zou, Yong Yu, Weimin Ruan, Yongqiang Wang
Template-etching strategy was put forward to synthesize rattle-type magnetic silica (Fe3O4@SiO2) hollow microspheres in a controlled way. During the experiment, monodisperse Fe2O3 microspheres were fabricated as physical template to generate uniform Fe2O3@SiO2 with controlled shell thicknesses through sol-gel method, and the subsequent Fe2O3 template etching process created variable space between Fe2O3 core and SiO2 shell, and the final calcination process transformed rattle-type Fe2O3@SiO2 hollow microspheres into corresponding Fe3O4@SiO2 product in hydrogen/nitrogen atmosphere...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415532/preparation-of-micro-porous-bioceramic-containing-silicon-substituted-hydroxyapatite-and-beta-tricalcium-phosphate
#19
Lih-Jyh Fuh, Ya-Jing Huang, Wen-Cheng Chen, Dan-Jae Lin
Dimensional instability caused by sintering shrinkage is an inevitable drawback for conventional processing of hydroxyapatite (HA). A new preparation method for biphasic calcium phosphates was developed to increase micro pores and biodegradation without significant dimensional change. Powder pressed HA discs, under 100MPa, were immersed in a colloidal mixture of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and ammonium hydroxide for 10min, followed by drying, and then were sintered at 900°C, 1050°C, and 1200°C, respectively...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415511/facile-synthesis-and-characterization-of-novel-rapid-setting-spherical-sub-micron-bioactive-glasses-cements-and-their-biocompatibility-in-vitro
#20
Yuli Li, Qiming Liang, Cai Lin, Xian Li, Xiaofeng Chen, Qing Hu
Dental pulp vitality is extremely important for the tooth viability, since it provides nutrition and forms the dentin. Bioactive glasses (BGs) may be promising materials for pulp repair due to their excellent abilities of rapidly bonding to bone and stimulating new bone growth. However, the unsatisfied handling property, low plasticity, and poor rapid-setting property of traditional BGs limit its application in vital pulp therapy. Spherical bioactive glasses (SBGs) exhibited higher osteogenesis and odontogenic differentiation than irregular BGs...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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