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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915402/an-easy-to-use-wound-dressing-gelatin-bioactive-nanoparticle-gel-and-its-preliminary-in-vivo-study
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Chen Wang, Feiyan Zhu, Yang Cui, Huihui Ren, Yue Xie, Ailing Li, Lijun Ji, Xiaozhong Qu, Dong Qiu, Zhenzhong Yang
Beyond promoting hard tissue repairing, bioactive glasses (BGs) have also been proved to be beneficial for wound healing. Nano-scale BGs prepared by sol-gel method were found to have a better performance as they have a larger specific surface area. In this work, bioactive nanoparticles (nBPs) with mean diameter of 12 nm (BP-12) instead of conventional BGs were mixed with gelatin to form an easy-to-use hydrogel as a dressing for skin wound. It was found that the composite of BP-12 and gelatin could form a hydrogel (BP-12/Gel) under 25 °C, which showed pronounced thixotropy at a practically accessible shear rate, therefore become easy to be used for wound cover...
January 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915140/two-zinc-aminoclays-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-assessment-in-hela-cells-and-in-vivo-embryotoxicity-assay-in-zebrafish
#2
Hang-Suk Chun, Duckshin Park, Song Eun Lim, Kwang-Hun Jeong, Ji-Seon Park, Han-Jin Park, Shinyoung Kang, Kyoung Suk Kang, Hyun Gyu Park, Ha-Rim An, Yun Suk Huh, Young-Chul Lee
Two zinc-aminoclays [ZnACs] with functionalized primary amines [(-CH2)3NH2] were prepared by a simple sol-gel reaction using cationic metal precursors of ZnCl2 and Zn(NO3)2 with 3-aminopropyl triethoxysilane [APTES] under ambient conditions. Due to the facile interaction of heavy metals with primary amine sites and Zn-related intrinsic antimicrobial activity, toxicity assays of ZnACs nanoparticles (NPs) prior to their environmental and human-health applications are essential. However, such reports remain rare...
December 1, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914719/-validation-of-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-health-professionals-in-the-living-will-declaration-process
#3
Eugenio Contreras-Fernández, Francisco Javier Barón-López, Camila Méndez-Martínez, José Carlos Canca-Sánchez, Isabel Cabezón Rodríguez, Francisco Rivas-Ruiz
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the validity and reliability of the knowledge and attitudes of health professionals questionnaire on the Living Will Declaration (LWD) process. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study structured into 3 phases: (i)pilot questionnaire administered with paper to assess losses and adjustment problems; (ii)assessment of the validity and internal reliability, and (iii)assessment of the pre-filtering questionnaire stability (test-retest). LOCATION: Costa del Sol (Malaga) Health Area...
November 30, 2016: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914326/molecular-interactions-in-high-conductive-gel-electrolytes-based-on-low-molecular-weight-gelator
#4
Michał Bielejewski, Andrzej Łapiński, Oleg Demchuk
Organic ionic gel (OIG) electrolytes, also known as gel electrolytes or ionogels are one example of modern functional materials with the potential to use in wide range of electrochemical applications. The functionality of OIGs arises from the thermally reversible solidification of electrolytes or ionic liquids and their superior ionic conductivity. To understand and to predict the properties of these systems it is important to get the knowledge about the interactions on molecular level between the solid gelator matrix and the electrolyte solution...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914018/encapsulation-of-%C3%AE-sitosterol-in-polyurethane-by-sol-gel-electrospinning
#5
Musarat Amina, Touseef Amna, Nawal Al-Musayeib, Sami A Zabin, M Shamshi Hassan, Myung-Seob Khil
Pristine β-sitosterol or in combination with other phytosterols is utilized in an array of enriched commercial foods. Considering the presence of β-sitosterol in different functional foods and its potential role in prevention and cure of neurodegenerative diseases, the aims of our investigation were to encapsulate β-sitosterol in nanofibers and to estimate influence of β-sitosterol on proliferation of fibroblasts. Electrospun nanofibers have widely been used as scaffolds to mimic natural extracellular matrix...
December 2, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912821/clinical-and-molecular-perspectives-of-reparative-dentin-formation-lessons-learned-from-pulp-capping-materials-and-the-emerging-roles-of-calcium
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REVIEW
Minju Song, Bo Yu, Sol Kim, Marc Hayashi, Colby Smith, Suhjin Sohn, Euiseong Kim, James Lim, Richard G Stevenson, Reuben H Kim
The long-term use of calcium hydroxide and the recent increase in the use of hydraulic calcium-silicate cements as direct pulp-capping materials provide important clues in terms of how reparative dentin may be induced to form a "biological seal" to protect the underlying pulp tissues. In this review article, we discuss clinical and molecular perspectives of reparative dentin formation based on evidence learned from the use of these pulp-capping materials. We also discuss the emerging role of calcium as an odontoinductive component in these pulp-capping materials...
January 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910657/time-dependent-analysis-of-visible-helium-line-ratios-for-electron-temperature-and-density-diagnostic-using-synthetic-simulations-on-nstx-u
#7
J M Muñoz Burgos, T Barbui, O Schmitz, D Stutman, K Tritz
Helium line-ratios for electron temperature (Te) and density (ne) plasma diagnostic in the Scrape-Off-Layer (SOL) and edge regions of tokamaks are widely used. Due to their intensities and proximity of wavelengths, the singlet, 667.8 and 728.1 nm, and triplet, 706.5 nm, visible lines have been typically preferred. Time-dependency of the triplet line (706.5 nm) has been previously analyzed in detail by including transient effects on line-ratios during gas-puff diagnostic applications. In this work, several line-ratio combinations within each of the two spin systems are analyzed with the purpose of eliminating transient effects to extend the application of this powerful diagnostic to high temporal resolution characterization of plasmas...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910412/dual-wavelength-imaging-of-a-scrape-off-layer-in-an-advanced-beam-driven-field-reversed-configuration
#8
D Osin, T Schindler
A dual wavelength imaging system has been developed and installed on C-2U to capture 2D images of a He jet in the Scrape-Off Layer (SOL) of an advanced beam-driven Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasma. The system was designed to optically split two identical images and pass them through 1 nm FWHM filters. Dual wavelength images are focused adjacent on a large format CCD chip and recorded simultaneously with a time resolution down to 10 μs using a gated micro-channel plate. The relatively compact optical system images a 10 cm plasma region with a spatial resolution of 0...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910357/diagnostics-for-molybdenum-and-tungsten-erosion-and-transport-in-nstx-u
#9
F Scotti, V A Soukhanovskii, M E Weller
A comprehensive set of spectroscopic diagnostics is planned in the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade to connect measurements of molybdenum and tungsten divertor sources to scrape-off layer (SOL) and core impurity transport, supporting the installation of high-Z plasma facing components which is scheduled to begin with a row of molybdenum tiles. Imaging with narrow-bandpass interference filters and high-resolution spectroscopy will be coupled to estimate divertor impurity influxes. Vacuum ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet spectrometers will allow connecting high-Z sources to SOL transport and core impurity content...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910344/icrf-wave-field-measurements-in-the-presence-of-scrape-off-layer-turbulence-on-the-asdex-upgrade-tokamak-invited
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R Ochoukov, V Bobkov, H Faugel, H Fünfgelder, J Jacquot, J-M Noterdaeme, G Suárez López
A new array of B-dot probes was installed on ASDEX Upgrade. The purpose of the new diagnostic is to study Ion Cyclotron Range-off Frequencies (ICRF) wave field distributions in the evanescent scrape-off layer (SOL) plasma region on the low field side of ASDEX Upgrade. The vacuum measurements (no gas, BT = 0 T) reveal ICRF wave field measurements consistent with the profiles expected from the newly installed 3-strap ICRF antennas outside the antenna box: the shape of the toroidal distribution of both the amplitude and the phase is the same for the case of only the central straps being active, as for the case of only the side straps being active...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906510/thermohydrogel-containing-melanin-for-photothermal-cancer-therapy
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Miri Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Min Ah Kim, Hyanghwa Ryu, Hwan-Jeong Jeong, Chang-Moon Lee
Melanin is an effective absorber of light and can extend to near infrared (NIR) regions. In this study, a natural melanin is presented as a photothermal therapeutic agent (PTA) because it provides a good photothermal conversion efficiency, shows biodegradability, and does not induce long-term toxicity during retention in vivo. Poloxamer solution containing melanin (Pol-Mel) does not show any precipitation and shows sol-gel transition at body temperature. After irradiation from 808 nm NIR laser at 1.5 W cm(-2) for 3 min, the photothermal conversion efficiency of Pol-Mel is enough to kill cancer cells in vitro and in vivo...
December 1, 2016: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906387/hierarchically-porous-materials-synthesis-strategies-and-structure-design
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REVIEW
Xiao-Yu Yang, Li-Hua Chen, Yu Li, Joanna Claire Rooke, Clément Sanchez, Bao-Lian Su
Owing to their immense potential in energy conversion and storage, catalysis, photocatalysis, adsorption, separation and life science applications, significant interest has been devoted to the design and synthesis of hierarchically porous materials. The hierarchy of materials on porosity, structural, morphological, and component levels is key for high performance in all kinds of applications. Synthesis and applications of hierarchically structured porous materials have become a rapidly evolving field of current interest...
December 1, 2016: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905318/polymer-particles-filled-with-multiple-colloidal-silica-via-in-situ-sol-gel-process-and-their-thermal-property
#13
Hongsik Byun, Jiayun Hu, Phakkhananan Pakawanit, Laongnuan Srisombat, Jun-Hyun Kim
The in situ formation of dielectric silica (SiO2) particles was carried out in the presence of temperature-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) particles. Unlike the typical sol-gel method used to prepare various SiO2 particles, the highly uniform growth of SiO2 particles was achieved within the cross-linked polymer particles (i.e., the polymer particles were filled with the SiO2 particles) simply by utilizing interfacial interactions, including the van der Waals attractive force and hydrogen bonding in nanoscale environments...
December 1, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904472/clearing-the-corpses-regulatory-mechanisms-novel-tools-and-therapeutic-potential-of-harnessing-microglial-phagocytosis-in-the-diseased-brain
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REVIEW
Irune Diaz-Aparicio, Sol Beccari, Oihane Abiega, Amanda Sierra
Apoptosis is a widespread phenomenon that occurs in the brain in both physiological and pathological conditions. Dead cells must be quickly removed to avoid the further toxic effects they exert in the parenchyma, a process executed by microglia, the brain professional phagocytes. Although phagocytosis is critical to maintain tissue homeostasis, it has long been either overlooked or indirectly assessed based on microglial morphology, expression of classical activation markers, or engulfment of artificial phagocytic targets in vitro...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904094/design-and-synthesis-of-functional-molecules-based-on-complexation-and-their-biological-applications
#15
Yosuke Hisamatsu
 In this review, we introduce the development of supermolecules, host-guest complexes, and metal complexes formed from the combination of non-covalent interactions and/or coordination bonds, as well as their biological applications. An adenine selective host molecule 1 provides a correctly oriented array of complementary hydrogen bonding sites for the adenine nucleobase. Furthermore, the new DDAA (D: hydrogen bond donor, A: hydrogen bond acceptor) module 4 and ADDA module 7 have been developed as quadruple hydrogen-bonding modules...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903557/internet-based-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-insomnia-icbt-i-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#16
Yuan-Yuan Ye, Ni-Ka Chen, Jia Chen, Juan Liu, Ling Lin, Ya-Zhen Liu, Ying Lang, Xun-Jun Li, Xin-Ju Yang, Xiao-Jiang Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (ICBT-i) in adults. DESIGN: A meta-analysis of ICBT-i. DATA SOURCES: Systematic searches of randomised controlled trials of ICBT-i were performed in the PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and Cochrane Library databases up to 19 June 2016. REVIEW METHOD: 2 reviewers independently performed study selection, quality assessment and data extraction...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903454/effects-of-frequently-used-pharmaceutical-excipients-on-the-organic-cation-transporters-1-3-and-peptide-transporters-1-2-stably-expressed-in-mdckii-cells
#17
Marcus Otter, Stefan Oswald, Werner Siegmund, Markus Keiser
There is ample evidence that pharmaceutical excipients, which are supposed to be pharmacologically inactive, have an impact on drug metabolism and efflux transport. So far, little is known whether they also modulate uptake transporter proteins. We have recently shown that commonly used solubilizing agents exert significant effects on the function of organic anion uptake transporting polypeptides. Therefore, we investigated in this study the influence of frequently used pharmaceutical excipients on the transport activity of organic cation transporters OCT1, OCT2 and OCT3 and the peptide transporters PEPT1 and PEPT2...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902871/multicolor-tuning-in-room-temperature-self-activated-ca2nb2o7-submicroplates-by-lanthanide-doping
#18
Jun-Cheng Zhang, Yan-Jie Liu, Xu Yan, Hong-Di Zhang, Jun Zhang, Xiao-Xiong Wang, Wen-Peng Han, Yun-Ze Long, Xin-Yuan Sun
Self-activated phosphors are capable of generating optical emissions from the internal ion groups of host lattice before externally introducing luminescent ions. However, numerous self-activated phosphors only show luminescence at low temperature due to the thermally-activated energy migration among ion groups at room temperature, severely confining their application conditions. In this letter, we propose a strategy to converting the low-temperature luminescence to a room-temperature one through changing the synthesis conditions to induce structural distortions and thus to limit energy migration...
November 30, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900602/transepithelial-transport-of-curcumin-in-caco-2-cells-is-significantly-enhanced-by-micellar-solubilisation
#19
Jan Frank, Christina Schiborr, Alexa Kocher, Jürgen Meins, Dariush Behnam, Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, Mona Abdel-Tawab
Curcumin, the active constituent of Curcuma longa L. (family Zingiberaceae), has gained increasing interest because of its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-rheumatic properties associated with good tolerability and safety up to very high doses of 12 g. Nanoscaled micellar formulations on the base of Tween 80 represent a promising strategy to overcome its low oral bioavailability. We therefore aimed to investigate the uptake and transepithelial transport of native curcumin (CUR) vs. a nanoscaled micellar formulation (Sol-CUR) in a Caco-2 cell model...
November 29, 2016: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900022/conversion-of-aspergilloma-to-chronic-necrotizing-pulmonary-aspergillosis-following-treatment-with-sunitinib-a-case-report
#20
Yeon Wook Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Jaeyoung Cho, Han-Sol Choi, Jungsil Lee, Sung Soo Park, Eun Young Heo, Kwang Nam Jin, Deog Kyeom Kim
Semi-invasive or invasive aspergillosis occurring following chemotherapy with sunitinib is a rare condition with unknown incidence and prognosis. Here, we report a case involving a 59-year-old male who had a history of underlying stable aspergilloma and was newly diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Following surgical resection for renal cell carcinoma and adjuvant chemotherapy with sunitinib for 8 months, the patient presented with hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed an increased soft tissue mass and air crescent sign of the underlying aspergilloma, combined with consolidation and bronchial artery hypertrophy around the lesion...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
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