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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637159/methane-production-and-fertilizing-value-of-organic-waste-organic-matter-characterization-for-a-better-prediction-of-valorization-pathways
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Julie Jimenez, Han Lei, Jean-Philippe Steyer, Sabine Houot, Dominique Patureau
Organic wastes are potential sources of both energy as well as crop production fertilizers. Correlations and models, involving organic matter characterization, have been previously described by several authors although there is still a lack in knowledge on the potential of simultaneous predictions of methane and organic fertilizer quality to optimize the wastes treatments. A methodology combining chemical accessibility and fluorescence spectroscopy was used to characterize 82 different organic wastes. Characterization data were compared with the biochemical methane potential (BMP), and with the biodegradable organic carbon obtained by soil incubation (C_bio)...
May 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636973/amide-to-triazole-switch-vs-in-vivo-nep-inhibition-approaches-to-promote-radiopeptide-targeting-of-grpr-positive-tumors
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Theodosia Maina, Aikaterini Kaloudi, Ibai E Valverde, Thomas L Mindt, Berthold A Nock
INTRODUCTION: Radiolabeled bombesin (BBN)-analogs have been proposed for diagnosis and therapy of gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR)-expressing tumors, such as prostate, breast and lung cancer. Metabolic stability represents a crucial factor for the success of this approach by ensuring sufficient delivery of circulating radioligand to tumor sites. The amide-to-triazole switch on the backbone of DOTA-PEG4-[Nle(14)]BBN(7-14) (1) was reported to improve the in vitro stability of resulting (177)Lu-radioligands...
June 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636893/controlled-release-from-aspirin-based-linear-biodegradable-poly-anhydride-esters-for-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Queeny Dasgupta, Sahitya Movva, Kaushik Chatterjee, Giridhar Madras
This work reports the synthesis of a novel, aspirin-loaded, linear poly (anhydride ester) and provides mechanistic insights into the release of aspirin from this polymer for anti-inflammatory activity. As compared to conventional drug delivery systems that rely on diffusion based release, incorporation of bioactives in the polymer backbone is challenging and high loading is difficult to achieve. In the present study, we exploit the pentafunctional sugar alcohol (xylitol) to provide sites for drug (aspirin) attachment at its non-terminal OH groups...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636337/thermal-annealing-to-modulate-the-shape-memory-behavior-of-a-biobased-and-biocompatible-triblock-copolymer-scaffold-in-the-human-body-temperature-range
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Andrea Merlettini, Matteo Gigli, Martina Ramella, Chiara Gualandi, Michelina Soccio, Francesca Boccafoschi, Andrea Munari, Nadia Lotti, Maria Letizia Focarete
A biodegradable and biocompatible electrospun scaffold with shape memory behavior in the physiological temperature range is here presented. It was obtained starting from a specifically designed, biobased PLLA-based triblock copolymer, where the central block is poly(propylene azelate-co-propylene sebacate), (P(PAz60PSeb40)) random copolymer. Shape memory properties are determined by the contemporary presence of the low melting crystals of the P(PAz60PSeb40) block, acting as switching segment, and of the high melting crystal phase of PLLA blocks, acting as physical network...
June 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636335/a2b-miktoarm-glycopolymer-fibers-and-their-interactions-with-tenocytes
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Renjie Liu, Dharmesh Patel, Hazel R C Screen, C Remzi Becer
Electrospun biodegradable membranes have attracted great attention for a range of tissue engineering applications. Among them, poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is one of the most widely used polymers, owing to its well-controlled biocompatibility and biodegradability. However, PCL also has a number of limitations, such as its hydrophobic nature and the lack of functional groups on its side chain, limiting its ability to interact with cells. Herein, we have designed and prepared a series of well-defined A2B-miktoarm copolymers with PCL and glycopolymer segments to address these limitations...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636315/fabrication-of-hierarchical-macroporous-biocompatible-scaffolds-by-combining-pickering-high-internal-phase-emulsion-templates-with-three-dimensional-printing
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Ting Yang, Yang Hu, Chaoyang Wang, Bernard P Binks
Biocompatible and biodegradable porous scaffolds with adjustable pore structure have aroused increasing interest in bone tissue engineering. Here, we report a facile method to fabricate hierarchical macroporous biocompatible (HmPB) scaffolds by combining Pickering high internal phase emulsion (HIPE) templates with three-dimensional (3D) printing. HmPB scaffolds composed of a polymer matrix of poly(L-lactic acid), PLLA, and poly(ε-caprolactone), PCL, are readily fabricated by solvent evaporation of 3D printed Pickering HIPEs which are stabilized by hydrophobically modified silica nanoparticles (h-SiO2)...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636308/redox-sensitive-nanoscale-coordination-polymers-for-drug-delivery-and-cancer-theranostics
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Jiayue Zhao, Yu Yang, Xiao Han, Chao Liang, Jingjing Liu, Xuejiao Song, Zili Ge, Zhuang Liu
Nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs) with inherent biodegradability, chemical diversities, and porous structures, are a promising class of nanomaterials in the nanomedicine field. Herein, a unique type of redox sensitive NCPs is constructed with manganese ions (Mn2+) and dithiodiglycolic acid as the disulfide (SS) containing organic bridging ligand. The obtained Mn-SS NCPs with mesoporous structure could be efficiently loaded with doxorubicin (DOX), a chemotherapeutics. The yielded Mn-SS/DOX nanoparticles are coated with a layer of polydopamine (PDA) and then modified by polyethylene glycol (PEG)...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636199/widespread-occurrence-and-potential-for-biodegradation-of-bioactive-contaminants-in-congaree-national-park-usa
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Paul M Bradley, William A Battaglin, Jimmy M Clark, Frank Henning, Michelle L Hladik, Luke R Iwanowicz, Celeste A Journey, Jeffrey W Riley, Kristin M Romanok
Organic contaminants with designed molecular bioactivity, such as pesticides and pharmaceuticals, originate from human and agricultural sources, occur frequently in surface waters, and threaten the structure and function of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Congaree National Park in South Carolina (USA) is a vulnerable park unit due to its location downstream of multiple urban and agricultural contaminant sources and its hydrologic setting, being composed almost entirely of floodplain and aquatic environments...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636091/biodegradable-stents-in-the-treatment-of-benign-biliary-strictures-does-one-size-fit-all
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Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Tarik Eminler, Erkan Parlak
We read the article entitled 'Endoscopic biodegradable biliary stents in the treatment of benign biliary strictures: First report on clinical use in patients' by Siiki et al with great interest (1). The authors successfully treated two patients with benign biliary strictures, possibly due to choledocholithiasis, with endoscopic insertion of polydioxanone biodegradable biliary stents. They reported that the treatment was uneventful and the stents were completely dissolved between 3 and 6 months without leaving a sequela in the bile ducts...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635641/the-fate-of-pollutants-in-porous-asphalt-pavements-laboratory-experiments-to-investigate-their-potential-to-impact-environmental-health
#10
Susanne M Charlesworth, Jamie Beddow, Ernest O Nnadi
Pervious Paving Systems (PPS) are part of a sustainable approach to drainage in which excess surface water is encouraged to infiltrate through their structure, during which potentially toxic elements, such as metals and hydrocarbons are treated by biodegradation and physical entrapment and storage. However, it is not known where in the PPS structure these contaminants accumulate, which has implications for environmental health, particularly during maintenance, as well as consequences for the recycling of material from the PPS at the end-of-life...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634566/adhesive-enhanced-sternal-closure-feasibility-and-safety-of-late-sternal-reentry
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Aaron J Spooner, Holly E M Mewhort, Lisa M DiFrancesco, Paul W M Fedak
This clinical case report describes sternal reentry performed years after adhesive-enhanced sternal closure using Kryptonite bone cement. This report provides novel data on the late effects of this innovation. We observed that sternal reentry is feasible and safe. The adhesive did not weaken from biodegradation over a period of several years. There was no evidence of adherence to adjacent soft tissues or other nonbony deep mediastinal structures. Surgeons who receive patients who require redoing cardiac surgery after adhesive-enhanced closure with Kryptonite can be reassured that sternal reentry is safe and feasible...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633776/bioabsorbable-calcaneo-stop-implant-for-the-treatment-of-flexible-flatfoot-a-retrospective-cohort-study-at-a-minimum-follow-up-of-4%C3%A2-years
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Sandro Giannini, Matteo Cadossi, Antonio Mazzotti, Valentina Persiani, Giuseppe Tedesco, Matteo Romagnoli, Cesare Faldini
Arthroereisis of the subtalar joint is a common surgical technique in Europe for the management of flexible flatfoot in the pediatric population. In most cases, it is performed using a calcaneo-stop metallic screw. Despite the good clinical results, screw removal is always advised after 2 to 3 years. The use of a bioabsorbable screw might overcome the need for a second operation to remove a nonabsorbable device. We report the results of a biodegradable calcaneo-stop screw at a minimum of 4 years of follow-up...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633514/metagenomic-smrt-sequencing-based-exploration-of-novel-lignocellulose-degrading-capability-in-wood-detritus-from-torreya-nucifera-in-bija-forest-on-jeju-island
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Han Na Oh, Tae Kwon Lee, Jae Wan Park, Jee Hyun No, Dockyu Kim, Woo Jun Sul
Lignocellulose, mostly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin generated through secondary growth of woody plant, is considered as promising resources for bio-fuel. In order to use lignocellulose as a biofuel, the biodegradation besides high-cost chemical treatments were applied, but its knowledge on decomposition of lignocellulose occurring in a natural environment were insufficient. We analyzed 16S rRNA gene and metagenome to understand how the lignocellulose are decomposed naturally in decayed Torreya nucifera (L) of Bija forest (Bijarim) in Gotjawal, an ecologically distinct environment...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632164/the-role-of-hemoproteins-hemoglobin-myoglobin-and-neuroglobin-in-endogenous-thiosulfate-production-processes
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REVIEW
Anna Bilska-Wilkosz, Małgorzata Iciek, Magdalena Górny, Danuta Kowalczyk-Pachel
Thiosulfate formation and biodegradation processes link aerobic and anaerobic metabolism of cysteine. In these reactions, sulfite formed from thiosulfate is oxidized to sulfate while hydrogen sulfide is transformed into thiosulfate. These processes occurring mostly in mitochondria are described as a canonical hydrogen sulfide oxidation pathway. In this review, we discuss the current state of knowledge on the interactions between hydrogen sulfide and hemoglobin, myoglobin and neuroglobin and postulate that thiosulfate is a metabolically important product of this processes...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632154/synthesis-and-biodegradation-of-poly-l-lactide-co-%C3%AE-propiolactone
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Yuushou Nakayama, Kazuki Aihara, Zhengguo Cai, Takeshi Shiono, Chikara Tsutsumi
Although the copolymerizations of l-lactide (LA) with seven- or six-membered ring lactones have been extensively studied, the copolymerizations of LA with four-membered ring lactones have scarcely been reported. In this work, we studied the copolymerization of LA with β-propiolactone (PL) and the properties of the obtained copolymers. The copolymerization of LA with PL was carried out using trifluoromethanesulfonic acid as a catalyst and methanol as an initiator to produce poly(LA-co-PL) with Mn of ~50,000 and PL-content of 6-67 mol %...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629804/zero-order-controlled-release-delivery-of-cholecalciferol-from-injectable-biodegradable-microsphere-in-vitro-characterization-and-in-vivo-pharmacokinetic-studies
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Lalit Vora, Sita V G, Pradeep Vavia
Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) microspheres loaded with cholecalciferol (CL), more bioactive form of vitamin D was developed as an injectable controlled drug release system and was evaluated for its feasibility of once a month delivery. The CL loaded microspheres (CL-MS) were prepared by simple oil in water (O/W) emulsion-solvent evaporation technique incorporated with a stabilizer, Tocopherol Succinate (TS). Different formulation as well as process parameters were investigated namely concentration of emulsifier, concentration of stabilizer and drug: polymer mass ratios...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629408/biochemical-characterization-of-an-enantioselective-esterase-from-brevundimonas-sp-ly-2
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Jing Zhang, Mengjun Zhao, Die Yu, Jingang Yin, Hao Zhang, Xing Huang
BACKGROUND: Lactofen, a member of the diphenylether herbicides, has high activity and is commonly used to control broadleaf weeds. As a post-emergent herbicide, it is directly released to the environment, and easily caused the pollution. This herbicide is degraded in soil mainly by microbial activity, but the functional enzyme involved in the biodegradation of lactofen is still not clear now. RESULTS: A novel esterase gene lacH, involved in the degradation of lactofen, was cloned from the strain Brevundimonas sp...
June 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629100/biomaterials-and-cells-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-current-choices
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REVIEW
Rusha Chaudhuri, Madhumitha Ramachandran, Pearl Moharil, Megha Harumalani, Amit K Jaiswal
The major purpose of cardiac tissue engineering is to engineer cells on scaffolds and use it as a substitute to infarcted cardiac cells. With an ever-increasing risk of cardiac diseases there is an increasing need to have a stable and sustainable approach to cure such ailments. This review provides a comprehensive update on the cell sources and biomaterials essential for cardiac tissue engineering, ensuring their biocompatibility under a variety of conditions. Cells can be obtained from allogenic or autologous sources...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629097/emerging-bone-tissue-engineering-via-polyhydroxyalkanoate-pha-based-scaffolds
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REVIEW
Janice Lim, Mingliang You, Jian Li, Zibiao Li
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a class of biodegradable polymers derived from microorganisms. On top of their biodegradability and biocompatibility, different PHA types can contribute to varying mechanical and chemical properties. This has led to increasing attention to the use of PHAs in numerous biomedical applications over the past few decades. Bone tissue engineering refers to the regeneration of new bone through providing mechanical support while inducing cell growth on the PHA scaffolds having a porous structure for tissue regeneration...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629085/design-of-a-hybrid-biomaterial-for-tissue-engineering-biopolymer-scaffold-integrated-with-an-autologous-hydrogel-carrying-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Caroline R Weinstein-Oppenheimer, Donald I Brown, Rodrigo Coloma, Patricio Morales, Mauricio Reyna-Jeldes, María J Díaz, Elizabeth Sánchez, Cristian A Acevedo
Biologically active biomaterials as biopolymers and hydrogels have been used in medical applications providing favorable results in tissue engineering. In this research, a wound dressing device was designed by integration of an autologous clot hydrogel carrying mesenchymal stem-cells onto a biopolymeric scaffold. This hybrid biomaterial was tested in-vitro and in-vivo, and used in a human clinical case. The biopolymeric scaffold was made with gelatin, chitosan and hyaluronic acid, using a freeze-drying method...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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