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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651192/efficient-photocatalytic-degradation-of-toxic-dyes-from-aqueous-environment-using-gelatin-zr-iv-phosphate-nanocomposite-and-its-antimicrobial-activity
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Manita Thakur, Gaurav Sharma, Tansir Ahamad, Ayman A Ghfar, Deepak Pathania, Mu Naushad
In the present study, gelatin-Zr(IV) phosphate nanocomposite (GT/ZPNC) was synthesized by sol-gel method by mixing the gelatin gel into the inorganic part Zr (IV) phosphate (ZP). The GT/ZPNC was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron micron scope (TEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The photodegradation activity of GT/ZPNC was explored for the removal of methylene blue (MB) and fast green (FG) dyes from aqueous solution...
June 20, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649746/unique-spectral-overlap-and-resonant-energy-transfer-between-eu2-and-yb3-no-quantum-cutting
#2
Lei Zhou, Peter Anthony Tanner, Weijie Zhou, Yeye Ai, Lixin Ning, Mingmei Wu, Hongbin Liang
Samples of the Ca3Sc2Si3O12 (CSS) host singly-doped with Eu2+ or Yb3+, doubly-doped with Eu2+ and Yb3+, and triply-doped with Ce3+, Eu2+ and Yb3+ were synthesized by a sol-gel combustion process under reducing conditions. Unlike previous reports of Eu2+ → Yb3+ energy transfer in other systems, the energy transfer is resonant in the CSS host and the transfer efficiency reaches 100% for lightly-doped samples. The transfer mechanism is multipolar rather than electron transfer for the sample compositions employed herein...
June 25, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648820/selective-erasure-of-distinct-forms-of-long-term-synaptic-plasticity-underlying-different-forms-of-memory-in-the-same-postsynaptic-neuron
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Jiangyuan Hu, Larissa Ferguson, Kerry Adler, Carole A Farah, Margaret H Hastings, Wayne S Sossin, Samuel Schacher
Generalization of fear responses to non-threatening stimuli is a feature of anxiety disorders. It has been challenging to target maladaptive generalized memories without affecting adaptive memories. Synapse-specific long-term plasticity underlying memory involves the targeting of plasticity-related proteins (PRPs) to activated synapses. If distinct tags and PRPs are used for different forms of plasticity, one could selectively remove distinct forms of memory. Using a stimulation paradigm in which associative long-term facilitation (LTF) occurs at one input and non-associative LTF at another input to the same postsynaptic neuron in an Aplysia sensorimotor preparation, we found that each form of LTF is reversed by inhibiting distinct isoforms of protein kinase M (PKM), putative PRPs, in the postsynaptic neuron...
June 12, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648004/-effects-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injection-for-pathological-characteristic-of-calf-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injure
#4
X M Wei, Z L Dou, Y W Zhang, M Dai, F Yu, Q Y Wang, L Jiang
Objective: To explore the effect of BoTN-A on pathological characteristics of calf (GM) and motor function of ankle dorsiflexors in SCI model rats. Methods: Thirty-six SD male rats (weight 260-280 g) were randomly allocated into normal control group and 12w-control group, NS-injection group and BT-injection group in this study.NS/BT-injection groups were divided into two subgroups separately (2w-NS, 2w-BT, 8w-NS, 8w-BT). No injection was applied in normal control group or 12w-control group.Saline/BoTN-A was injected in right GM in NS/BT-injection group at two different time points(2w, 8w)...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643834/understanding-the-remarkable-luminescence-enhancement-via-sio2-coating-on-tio2-eu-3-nanofibers
#5
Meiqi Chang, Yanhua Song, Ye Sheng, Jie Chen, Haifeng Zou
TiO2:Eu(3+) nanofibers diameters can be tuned by changing the mixed solvent ratio are synthesized via the electrospinning technique. Concentration quenching phenomena and the relationship of the PL intensity ratio I((5)D0-(7)F2)/I((5)D0-(7)F1) with the Eu doping concentration are discussed. Notably, the luminescence intensity is enhanced by about 7.8 fold by coating SiO2 gel layer on the TiO2:Eu(3+) nanofibers, which is successfully performed via a sol-gel process followed by calcination. Furthermore, these fibers are characterized systematically via X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy...
June 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641142/optical-electrical-and-ferromagnetic-studies-of-zno-fe-diluted-magnetic-semiconductor-nanoparticles-for-spintronic-applications
#6
R Elilarassi, G Chandrasekaran
In the present investigation, diluted magnetic semiconductor (Zn1-xFexO) nanoparticles with different doping concentrations (x=0, 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, and 0.08) were successfully synthesized by sol-gel auto-combustion method. The crystal structure, morphology, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of the prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive analysis using x-rays (EDAX), ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer, fluorescence spectroscope (FS), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and broad band dielectric spectrometer (BDS)...
May 31, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640588/calcitonin-loaded-thermosensitive-hydrogel-for-long-term-anti-osteopenia-therapy
#7
Yanpeng Liu, Xiaobin Chen, Sheyu Li, Qiang Guo, Jing Xie, Lin Yu, Xinyuan Xu, Chunmei Ding, Jianshu Li, Jiandong Ding
Effective anti-osteopenia therapy can be achieved by designing long-term protein/peptide drug delivery systems for bone trabecula restoration. Here we show that a complex of salmon calcitonin and oxidized calcium alginate (sCT-OCA) was prepared and loaded into a thermosensitive copolymer hydrogel for long-term anti-osteopenia treatment. The triblock copolymer, poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) exhibited sol-gel transition at body temperature...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640226/trimethylamine-sensors-based-on-au-modified-hierarchical-porous-single-crystalline-zno-nanosheets
#8
Fanli Meng, Hanxiong Zheng, Yufeng Sun, Minqiang Li, Jinhuai Liu
It is of great significance for dynamic monitoring of foods in storage or during the transportation process through on-line detecting trimethylamine (TMA). Here, TMA were sensitively detected by Au-modified hierarchical porous single-crystalline ZnO nanosheets (HPSCZNs)-based sensors. The HPSCZNs were synthesized through a one-pot wet-chemical method followed by an annealing treatment. Polyethyleneimine (PEI) was used to modify the surface of the HPSCZNs, and then the PEI-modified samples were mixed with Au nanoparticles (NPs) sol solution...
June 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634601/an-annealing-free-aqueous-processed-anatase-tio2-compact-layer-for-efficient-planar-heterojunction-perovskite-solar-cells
#9
Chengwu Yang, Mingyu Yu, Dichun Chen, Yaqing Zhou, Wei Wang, Yang Li, Tung-Chun Lee, Daqin Yun
A facile aqueous-based fabrication scheme is developed for producing annealing-free anatase TiO2 (AF-TiO2) films that exhibit efficient electron transport properties in planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells (PSCs). AF-TiO2 films are fabricated by spin coating on a substrate a colloidal solution of anatase TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) prepared via a low temperature hydrolytic sol-gel method. The resultant AF-TiO2 films show low electrical resistance, high transmittance in the visible and near-infrared regions and facilitation of high-quality perovskite film formation, which can be attributed to their homogeneous surface morphology and nanocrystallinity...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634067/magnetic-graphene-coated-inorganic-organic-hybrid-nanocomposite-for-enhanced-preconcentration-of-selected-pesticides-in-tomato-and-grape
#10
Hamid Rashidi Nodeh, Hassan Sereshti, Hamid Gaikani, Muhammad Afzal Kamboh, Zahra Afsharsaveh
The new magnetic graphene based hybrid silica-N-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine (MG@SiO2-TMSPED) nanocomposite was synthesized via sol-gel process, and used as an effective adsorbent in magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE) of three selected pesticides followed by gas chromatography micro-electron capture detection (GC-μECD). The adsorbent was characterized using Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS) techniques...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633855/nanocomposites-synthesis-characterization-and-its-application-to-removal-azo-dyes-using-ultrasonic-assisted-method-modeling-and-optimization
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Sima Porhemmat, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Ali Reza Rezvani, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi, Ali Akbar Bazrafshan
S-doped and Cu- and Co-doped TiO2 was synthesized by a sol-gel method and characterized by FE-SEM, XRD, EDX and FTIR. The Co/Cu/S-TiO2 nanocomposite loaded on the activated carbon as new nanoadsorbent was used for simultaneous removal of methylene blue (MB) and sunset yellow (SY) from aqueous solution by ultrasonic-assisted adsorption method. In this work, central composite design (CCD) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) as a support tool for examining data and making prediction are used to recognize and predict the removal percentage in MB and SY dye solution of different concentrations...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633099/simultaneous-and-specific-enrichment-of-several-amphenicol-antibiotics-residues-in-food-based-on-novel-aptamer-functionalized-magnetic-adsorbents-using-hplc-dad
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Shengfeng Huang, Ning Gan, Haibo Liu, You Zhou, Yinji Chen, Yuting Cao
In this work, a novel aptamer functionalized magnetic adsorbent was developed and combined with magnetic dispersive solid phase extraction (MDSPE) for selective enrichment of several amphenicol antibiotics residues (chloramphenicol(CAP), thiamphenicol(TAP) and florphenicol(FF)) in foodstuff then determined by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)-Diode array detector(DAD). Firstly, a magnetic silica-coated Fe3O4 microsphere(Fe3O4@SiO2) was synthetized by sol-gel method, then it was functionalized by amino groups through 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) reagent to form Fe3O4@SiO2-NH2; Thirdly, the amino group on Fe3O4@SiO2-NH2 was transferred to carboxylic group via the succinic anhydride to form Fe3O4@SiO2-COOH...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632088/the-association-of-daytime-maternal-napping-and-exercise-with-nighttime-sleep-in-first-time-mothers-between-3-and-6-months-postpartum
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Teresa A Lillis, Nancy A Hamilton, Sarah D Pressman, Christina S Khou
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship of daytime maternal napping, exercise, caffeine, and alcohol intake to objective and subjective sleep indices. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty healthy, nondepressed, first-time mothers between 3 and 6 months postpartum. METHODS: Seven consecutive days of online behavior diaries, sleep diaries, and wrist actigraphy, collecting Total Sleep Time (TST), Sleep Onset Latency (SOL), and Wake After Sleep Onset (WASO)...
October 19, 2016: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631780/tuning-the-photocatalytic-activity-of-bismuth-wolframate-towards-selective-oxidations-for-the-biorefinery-driven-by-solar-light
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Rosaria Ciriminna, Riccardo Delisi, Francesco Parrino, Leonardo Palmisano, Mario Pagliaro
The sol-gel entrapment of nanostructured Bi2WO6 enhances the activity and the selectivity of the short-gap semiconductor in the sunlight-driven photo-oxidation of trans-ferulic and trans-cinnamic acid dissolved in water with air as the primary oxidant. Valuable products such as vanillin, benzaldehyde, benzoic acid and vanillic acid are obtained. This provides the proof of concept that photocatalysis could be a promising technology in tomorrow's solar biorefineries.
June 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629091/polyurethane-silica-hybrid-foams-from-a-one-step-foaming-reaction-coupled-with-a-sol-gel-process-for-enhanced-wound-healing
#15
Eun-Ho Song, Seol-Ha Jeong, Ji-Ung Park, Sukwha Kim, Hyoun-Ee Kim, Juha Song
Polyurethane (PU)-based dressing foams have been widely used due to their excellent water absorption capability, optimal mechanical properties, and unequaled economic advantage. However, the low bioactivity and poor healing capability of PU limit the applications of PU dressings in complex wound healing cases. To resolve this problem, this study was carried out the hybridization of bioactive silica nanoparticles with PU through a one-step foaming reaction that is coupled with the sol-gel process. The hybridization with silica did not affect the intrinsically porous microstructure of PU foams with silica contents of up to 10wt% and where 5-60nm silica nanoparticles were well dispersed in the PU matrix, despite slight agglomerations...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628999/synthesis-characterisation-and-phase-transition-behaviour-of-temperature-responsive-physically-crosslinked-poly-n-vinylcaprolactam-based-polymers-for-biomedical-applications
#16
Shane C Halligan, Maurice B Dalton, Kieran A Murray, Yixiao Dong, Wenxin Wang, John G Lyons, Luke M Geever
Poly (N-vinylcaprolactam) (PNVCL) is a polymer which offers superior characteristics for various potential medical device applications. In particular it offers unique thermoresponsive capabilities, which fulfils the material technology constraints required in targeted drug delivery applications. PNVCL phase transitions can be tailored in order to suit the requirements of current and next generation devices, by modifying the contents with regard to the material composition and aqueous polymer concentration. In this study, physically crosslinked Poly (N-vinylcaprolactam)-Vinyl acetate (PNVCL-VAc) copolymers were prepared by photopolymerisation...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627390/classification-of-hydrocolloids-based-on-in-vitro-starch-digestibility-and-rheological-properties-of-segoami-gel
#17
Da Sol Jung, In Young Bae, Im Kyung Oh, Sang-Ik Han, Sung-Joon Lee, Hyeon Gyu Lee
The influence of hydrocolloids on in vitro starch digestibility and rheological properties of Segoami (a new rice variety fortified with amylose and dietary fiber) gel was investigated in terms of type (sodium alginate, arabic gum, guar gum, locust bean gum, and xanthan gum) and addition levels (0.3-0.7% for rice flour weight) of hydrocolloids. In addition, the behavior of hydrocolloids was analyzed by principal component analysis (PCA) based on both properties of various Segoami-hydrocolloids gels. The first and second principle components (PC) explained 80...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627307/sleep-quality-associated-with-different-work-schedules-a-longitudinal-study-of-nursing-staff
#18
Shu-Fen Niu, Nae-Fang Miao, Yuan-Mei Liao, Mei-Ju Chi, Min-Huey Chung, Kuei-Ru Chou
PURPOSE: To explore the differences in sleep parameters between nurses working a slow, forward rotating shift and those working a fixed day shift. METHOD: A longitudinal parallel-group comparison design was used in this prospective study. Participants (female) were randomly assigned to a rotating shift or a fixed day shift group. Participants in the rotating shift group worked day shift for the first 4 weeks, followed by evening shift for the second and night shift the third...
July 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622746/sol-gel-derived-lithium-releasing-glass-for-cartilage-regeneration
#19
Siwei Li, Anthony Lb Maçon, Manon Jacquemin, Molly M Stevens, Julian R Jones
Wnt-signalling cascade is one of the crucial pathways involved in the development and homeostasis of cartilage. Influencing this pathway can potentially contribute to improved cartilage repair or regeneration. One key molecular regulator of the Wnt pathway is the glycogen synthase kinase-3 enzyme, the inhibition of which allows initiation of the signalling pathway. This study aims to utilise a binary SiO2-Li2O sol-gel derived glass for controlled delivery of lithium, a known glycogen synthase kinase-3 antagonist...
July 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621016/acute-effects-of-phenylbutyrate-on-glutamine-branched-chain-amino-acid-and-protein-metabolism-in-skeletal-muscles-of-rats
#20
Milan Holecek, Melita Vodenicarovova, Pavel Siman
Phenylbutyrate (PB) acts as chemical chaperone and histone deacetylase inhibitor, which is used to decrease ammonia in urea cycle disorders and has been investigated for use in the treatment of a number of lethal illnesses. We performed in vivo and in vitro experiments to examine the effects of PB on glutamine (GLN), branched-chain amino acid (BCAA; valine, leucine and isoleucine) and protein metabolism in rats. In the first study, animals were sacrificed one hour after three injections of PB (300mg/kg b...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
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