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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535485/quantification-of-residual-antibiotics-in-cow-manure-being-spread-over-agricultural-land-and-assessment-of-their-behavioral-effects-on-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
#1
Ji-Ran Yeom, Soon-Uk Yoon, Chang-Gyun Kim
Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in livestock manure used as fertilizer and spread over agriculture land, may pose a threat to the health of humans. Considering this, the concentrations of tetracycline (TC), oxytetracycline (OTC), and sulfathiazole (STZ) in the surface soil were quantified using LC-MS. These antibiotics have been used in livestock and are found in fertilizer produced from livestock excretions. Species of ABR were identified using 16S rDNA. Soil samples were collected at depths of 0, 7, and 15 cm from farmland in Incheon (South Korea)...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535067/emulsion-polymerization-with-a-biosurfactant
#2
Aya Kurozuka, Shohei Onishi, Takuto Nagano, Katsumi Yamaguchi, Toyoko Suzuki, Hideto Minami
Emulsion polymerization of styrene was conducted using a biosurfactant (i.e., sodium surfactin, hereinafter called just "surfactin") having very low critical micelle concentration (CMC, 2.9 × 10-3 mmol/L) and biodegradability characteristics. The nucleation mechanism was investigated by comparing with a conventional surfactant (i.e., sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS) system. Unlike the emulsion polymerization systems using conventional surfactants, nucleation mechanisms changed above CMC in the presence of a biosurfactant...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535038/fabrication-of-a-biodegradable-implant-with-tunable-characteristics-for-bone-implant-applications
#3
Iman Manavitehrani, Ali Fathi, Yiwei Wang, Peter K Maitz, Farid Mirmohseni, Tegan L Cheng, Lauren Peacock, David G Little, Aaron Schindeler, Fariba Dehghani
Biodegradable polymers are appealing material for the manufacturing of surgical implants as such implants break down in vivo, negating the need for a subsequent operation for removal. Many biocompatible polymers produce acidic breakdown products that can lead to localized inflammation and osteolysis. This study assesses the feasibility of fabricating implants out of poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC)-starch that degrades into CO2 and water. The basic compression modulus of PPC-starch (1:1 w/w) is 34 MPa; however, the addition of glycerol (1% w/w) and water as plasticizers doubles this value and enhances the surface wettability...
May 23, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534425/evaluation-of-berberine-as-a-natural-fungicide-biodegradation-and-antimicrobial-mechanism
#4
Ying Li, Yi-Ming Yin, Xin-Yue Wang, Hao Wu, Xi-Zhen Ge
Berberine (BBR) is a traditional Chinese medicine which recently was applied as a biological pesticide. Here, we studied the antimicrobial mode of BBR and its impact on soil bacterial diversity. BBR was more effective against fungi than bacteria due to the specific interaction between BBR and glucan. Also, BBR was degraded rapidly in soil, leading to the limited effect on soil bacterial diversity. Collectively, BBR is an environment-friendly pesticide and it is promising in dealing with fungal plant diseases...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534285/development-of-self-forming-doxorubicin-loaded-polymeric-depots-as-an-injectable-drug-delivery-system-for-liver-cancer-chemotherapy
#5
Pinunta Nittayacharn, Norased Nasongkla
The objective of this work was to develop self-forming doxorubicin-loaded polymeric depots as an injectable drug delivery system for liver cancer chemotherapy and studied the release profiles of doxorubicin (Dox) from different depot formulations. Tri-block copolymers of poly(ε-caprolactone), poly(D,L-lactide) and poly(ethylene glycol) named PLECs were successfully used as a biodegradable material to encapsulate Dox as the injectable local drug delivery system. Depot formation and encapsulation efficiency of these depots were evaluated...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534270/occurrence-distribution-and-attenuation-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-the-riverside-groundwater-of-the-beiyun-river-of-beijing-china
#6
Lei Yang, Jiang-Tao He, Si-Hui Su, Ya-Feng Cui, De-Liang Huang, Guang-Cai Wang
This study investigated the occurrence, seasonal-spatial distribution characteristics, and attenuation process of 15 pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in riverside sections of Beiyun River of Beijing. The overall PPCP levels both in surface water and riverside groundwater were moderate on the global scale, and showed higher concentrations in the dry season mainly caused by water temperature variation. Caffeine (CF), carbamazepine (CBZ), metoprolol (MTP), N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), diclofenac (DF), bezafibrate (BF), and gemfibrozil (GF) were seven representative PPCPs, because the rest eight studied compounds occurred in low concentrations and less than 15% of the total concentration of PPCPs...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534126/optimization-of-continuous-flow-solid-phase-denitrification-via-coupling-carriers-in-enhancing-simultaneous-removal-of-nitrogen-and-organics-for-agricultural-runoff-purification
#7
Yi Lu, Xiaoqing Zhang, Lijuan Feng, Guangfeng Yang, Zhou Zheng, Junzhi Liu, Jun Mu
Coupling of biodegradable corncob and plastic carrier was optimized in continuous-flow solid-phase denitrification systems for enhancing simultaneously removal of nitrogen and organics in agricultural runoff. In compared with preposition of plastic carriers and mixed distribution method, it was demonstrated that the preposition of corncobs simultaneously enhanced nitrate (6.64 ± 1.35 mg L(-1) day (-1)) and organics removal (6.33 ± 1.44 mg L(-1) day(-1)) at a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 6 h...
May 22, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533682/polyethylene-glycol-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-benzyloxycarbonyl-l-lysine-conjugated-vegf-sirna-for-antiangiogenic-gene-therapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Gangmin Wang, XiaoLong Gao, GuoJun Gu, ZhiHong Shao, MingHua Li, PeiJun Wang, JianRong Yang, XiaoJun Cai, YongYong Li
A polyethylene glycol-poly(ε-benzyloxycarbonyl-l-lysine) (PEG-SS-PLL) block copolymer based on a disulfide-linked, novel biodegradable catiomer bearing a PEG-sheddable shell was developed to avoid "PEG dilemma" in nanoparticle intracellular tracking of PEG-PLL where PEG was nondegradable. However, PEG-SS-PLL catiomers have not been used to deliver small interfering VEGF RNA (siVEGF) in antiangiogenesis gene therapy. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether this novel biodegradable catiomer can deliver siVEGF into cancer cells and at the same time have an antitumor effect in a xenograft mouse model...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533069/enrichment-and-characterization-of-hydrocarbon-degrading-bacteria-from-petroleum-refinery-waste-as-potent-bioaugmentation-agent-for-in-situ-bioremediation
#9
Poulomi Sarkar, Ajoy Roy, Siddhartha Pal, Balaram Mohapatra, Sufia K Kazy, Mrinal K Maiti, Pinaki Sar
Intrinsic biodegradation potential of bacteria from petroleum refinery waste was investigated through isolation of cultivable strains and their characterization. Pseudomonas and Bacillus spp. populated the normal cultivable taxa while prolonged enrichment with hydrocarbons and crude oil yielded hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria of genera Burkholderia, Enterobacter, Kocuria, Pandoraea, etc. Strains isolated through enrichment showed assemblages of superior metabolic properties: utilization of aliphatic (C6-C22) and polyaromatic compounds, anaerobic growth with multiple terminal electron acceptors and higher biosurfactant production...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532106/hydrogel-loaded-with-self-assembled-dextran-sulfate-doxorubicin-complexes-as-a-delivery-system-for-chemotherapy
#10
Xiaoyun Niu, Zhiling Zhang, Yinghui Zhong
Standard clinical care for breast cancer includes lumpectomy followed by localized radiotherapy or chemotherapy. However, both therapies cause loss of normal, healthy tissue in addition to tumor tissue, leading to undesirable side effects. In this study, we found that low dose and prolonged treatment with anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) can completely eliminate MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with low cytotoxicity to NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. We further developed a novel biomaterial-based drug delivery system for controlled and sustained release of low doses of DOX based on self-assembled dextran sulfate (DS)-DOX complexes...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532084/incorporation-of-bmp-2-loaded-collagen-conjugated-bcp-granules-in-calcium-phosphate-cement-based-injectable-bone-substitutes-for-improved-bone-regeneration
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Gun Hee Lee, Preeti Makkar, Kallyanshis Paul, ByongTaek Lee
The objective of the present study was to incorporate surface modified porous multichannel BCP granule into CPC to enhance its in vivo biodegradation and bone tissue growth. The multichannel BCP granule (15wt%) was first coated with collagen subsequent to BMP-2 loading (ccMCG-B). It was then embedded into CPC to form CPC-ccMCG-B system. The newly developed CPC-ccMCG-B system was then examined for SEM, EDX, XRD, setting time, compressive strength, injectability, pH change, BMP-2 release, in vitro as well as in vivo studies and further compared with CPC...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532063/biodegradable-galactitol-based-crosslinked-polyesters-for-controlled-release-and-bone-tissue-engineering
#12
Janeni Natarajan, Sahitya Movva, Giridhar Madras, Kaushik Chatterjee
Various classes of biodegradable polymers have been explored towards finding alternates for the existing treatments for bone disorders. In this framework, two families of polyesters using an array of crosslinkers were synthesized. One was based on galactiol/adipic acid and the other based on galactitol/dodecanedioic acid. The structures of the polymers were confirmed by FTIR and further confirmed by (1)H NMR. DSC showed that the polymers were amorphous and the glass transition temperature increased with increase in crosslinking...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532060/design-and-characterization-of-biodegradable-macroporous-hybrid-inorganic-organic-polymer-for-orthopedic-applications
#13
Sunita PremVictor, Jibin Kunnumpurathu, M G Gayathri Devi, K Remya, Vineeth M Vijayan, Jayabalan Muthu
We have engineered hybrid polymer products based on a hybrid inorganic-organic comacromer consisting of hydroxyapatite (HA), carboxyl terminated polypropylene fumarate (CTPPF), PEG300 and ascorbic acid (AA) as a bone graft material. The integration and the spatial distribution of HA in the polymer backbone were facilitated by silanisation and 1-ethyl-3-(-3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) coupling technique. These comacromers and crosslinked polymer products were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman mapping techniques...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532057/electrospun-polymer-scaffolds-modified-with-drugs-for-tissue-engineering
#14
Izabella Rajzer, Elżbieta Menaszek, Oscar Castano
The purpose of this paper was to fabricate nanofibrous scaffolds containing ossein-hydroxyapatite complex (osteogenon) to mimic the native bone extracellular matrix. Polylactide (PLDL) and polycaprolactone (PCL) were used to prepare scaffolds using electrospinning. Unfortunately, both of these biodegradable polymers have poor cell recognition sites leading to poor cell affinity and adhesion, therefore, based on our previous experience, osteogenon-drug was used at the stage of fibers forming by electrospinning...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532047/porous-chitosan-microspheres-for-application-as-quick-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-hemostat
#15
Jixiang Li, Xiaowei Wu, Yanqing Wu, Zonghao Tang, Xun Sun, Meng Pan, Yufeng Chen, Juanjuan Li, Rongdong Xiao, Zhengchao Wang, Haiqing Liu
Controlling massive hemorrhage is of great importance to lower transfusional medical cost, and to reduce death and mobility rate in battlefield and civilian accidents. We reported the fabrication of porous chitosan microspheres (CSMS) with tunable surface pore size by microemulsion combined with thermally induced phase separation technique, and its application as a quick hemostat. Their hemostatic property was characterized by blood clotting kinetics, adherence interaction between red blood cells/platelets and CSMS, in vitro and in vivo hemostasis by rat tail amputation and liver laceration models, and histological analysis...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532042/ph-responsive-poly-aspartic-acid-hydrogel-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
#16
Jaime Vega-Chacón, María Isabel Amaya Arbeláez, Janaina Habib Jorge, Rodrigo Fernando C Marques, Miguel Jafelicci
A novel multifunctional nanosystem formed by magnetite nanoparticles coated with pH-responsive poly(aspartic acid) hydrogel was developed. Magnetite nanoparticles (Fe3O4) have been intensively investigated for biomedical applications due to their magnetic properties and dimensions similar to the biostructures. Poly(aspartic acid) is a water-soluble, biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, which features makes it a potential candidate for biomedical applications. The nanoparticles surface modification was carried out by crosslinking polysuccinimide on the magnetite nanoparticles surface and hydrolyzing the succinimide units in mild alkaline medium to obtain the magnetic poly(aspartic acid) hydrogel...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532018/characterization-of-physical-and-biodegradation-properties-of-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate-sepiolite-nanocomposites
#17
Omer Shakil, Farha Masood, Tariq Yasin
The pristine sepiolite was treated with the 3-aminopropyl triethoxy silane (APTES). The APTES grafted sepiolite (APTES-G-SP) was used to develop the poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV)/sepiolite nanocomposite films by the solution-casting method. Scanning electron micrographs showed that the APTES-G-SP fibers were well embedded in the polymer matrix. Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopy attributed the formation of covalent bonds between the APTES-G-SP and PHBV in the nanocomposite film. Thermal and water-barrier properties of the nanocomposite films were significantly improved...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532017/effects-of-pore-orientation-on-in-vitro-properties-of-retinoic-acid-loaded-plga-gelatin-scaffolds-for-artificial-peripheral-nerve-application
#18
Farnaz Ghorbani, Ali Zamanian, Hanieh Nojehdehian
Different manufacturing processes of scaffolds affect their main properties by altering the microstructure of pores. In this study, poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) scaffolds were synthesized by both freeze casting and freeze drying methods. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) micrographs demonstrated a unidirectional microstructure in the freeze-cast and a number of random pores in the freeze-dried scaffolds. According to the results, the formation of a lamellar microstructure increased the mechanical strength, swelling ratio, biodegradation behavior and drug release level...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532012/an-overview-of-carboxymethyl-derivatives-of-chitosan-their-use-as-biomaterials-and-drug-delivery-systems
#19
REVIEW
Bruno Fonseca-Santos, Marlus Chorilli
Chitin is one of the most abundant natural polymers in the world and is used for the production of chitosan by deacetylation. Chitosan is nontoxic and biodegradable and, therefore, can be used as a biomaterial and for the construction of drug delivery systems. Nevertheless, the poor solubility of chitosan in neutral or alkalinized media has restricted its applications in the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields. Chitosan can be easily carboxymethylated to improve its solubility in aqueous media while its biodegradability and biocompatibility are preserved...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532008/biomaterials-and-cells-for-neural-tissue-engineering-current-choices
#20
REVIEW
Prerana Sensharma, G Madhumathi, Rahul D Jayant, Amit K Jaiswal
The treatment of nerve injuries has taken a new dimension with the development of tissue engineering techniques. Prior to tissue engineering, suturing and surgery were the only options for effective treatment. With the advent of tissue engineering, it is now possible to design a scaffold that matches the exact biological and mechanical properties of the tissue. This has led to substantial reduction in the complications posed by surgeries and suturing to the patients. New synthetic and natural polymers are being applied to test their efficiency in generating an ideal scaffold...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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