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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441616/core-shell-hierarchical-mesostructured-silica-nanoparticles-for-gene-chemo-synergetic-stepwise-therapy-of-multidrug-resistant-cancer
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Lijun Sun, Dangge Wang, Yu Chen, Liying Wang, Ping Huang, Yaping Li, Ziwei Liu, Heliang Yao, Jianlin Shi
The design and synthesis of hierarchically nanoporous structures for the co-encapsulation and sequential releases of different cargos are still great challenges in biomedical applications. In this work, we report on the elaborate design and controlled synthesis of a unique core-shell hierarchical mesoporous silica/organosilica nanosystem, in which there are large and small mesopores separately present in the shell and core, facilitating the independent encapsulations of large (siRNA) and small (doxorubicin) molecules, respectively...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441602/fluoride-and-iodine-enrichment-in-groundwater-of-north-china-plain-evidences-from-speciation-analysis-and-geochemical-modeling
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Junxia Li, Hailing Zhou, Kun Qian, Xianjun Xie, Xiaobin Xue, Yijun Yang, Yanxin Wang
To better understand the enrichment of fluoride and iodine in groundwater at North China Plain (NCP), speciation analysis and geochemical modeling were conducted to identify the key hydrochemical processes controlling their mobilization in groundwater system. Groundwater fluoride and iodine concentrations ranged from 0.18 to 5.59mg/L and from 1.51 to 1106μg/L, respectively, and approximately 63% and 32.3% of groundwater fluoride and iodine were higher than the guidelines for drinking water (1.5mg/L and 150μg/L)...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441472/repurposing-a-two-component-system-based-biosensor-for-the-killing-of-vibrio-cholerae
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Premkumar Jayaraman, Maciej Bartosz Holowko, Jing Wui Yeoh, Sierin Lim, Chueh Loo Poh
New strategies to control cholera are urgently needed. This study develops an in vitro proof-of-concept sense-and-eradicate system in a wild-type Escherichia coli strain to target the causative pathogen Vibrio cholerae using a synthetic biology approach. Our engineered E. coli specifically detects V. cholerae via its quorum-sensing molecule CAI-1 and responds by expressing the lysis protein (YebF-Art-085), thereby self-lysing to release the killing protein (Art-085) to eradicate V. cholerae. For this report, we individually characterized the YebF-Art-085 and Art-085 expression and their activities when coupled to our previously developed V...
April 25, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441441/a-novel-multiplexed-probe-based-quantitative-pcr-assay-for-the-soybean-root-and-stem-rot-pathogen-phytophthora-sojae-utilizes-its-transposable-element
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James S Haudenshield, Jeong Y Song, Glen L Hartman
Phytophthora root rot of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is caused by the oomycete Phytophthora sojae (Kaufm. & Gerd.). P. sojae has a narrow host range, consisting primarily of soybean, and it is a serious pathogen worldwide. It exists in root and stem tissues as mycelium, wherein it can form oospores which subsequently germinate to release motile, infectious zoospores. Molecular assays detecting DNA of P. sojae are useful in disease diagnostics, and for determining the presence of the organism in host tissues, soils, and runoff or ponded water from potentially infested fields...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441400/a-genomics-approach-identifies-selective-effects-of-trans-resveratrol-in-cerebral-cortex-neuron-and-glia-gene-expression
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Gemma Navarro, Eva Martínez-Pinilla, Alejandro Sánchez-Melgar, Raquel Ortiz, Véronique Noé, Mairena Martín, Carlos Ciudad, Rafael Franco
The mode of action of trans-resveratrol, a promising lead compound for the development of neuroprotective drugs, is unknown. Data from a functional genomics study were retrieved with the aim to find differentially expressed genes that may be involved in the benefits provided by trans-resveratrol. Genes that showed a significantly different expression (p<0.05, cut-off of a two-fold change) in mice fed with a control diet or a control diet containing trans-resveratrol were different in cortex, heart and skeletal muscle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441294/effects-of-myofascial-release-in-nonspecific-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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María D Arguisuelas, Juan Francisco Lisón, Daniel Sánchez-Zuriaga, Isabel Martínez-Hurtado, Julio Doménech-Fernández
STUDY DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized parallel sham-controlled trial with concealed allocation and intention-to treat analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of an isolate myofascial release (MFR) protocol on pain, disability, and fear-avoidance beliefs in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MFR is a form of manual medicine widely used by physiotherapists in the management of different musculoskeletal pathologies...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441023/hydrophobic-nanoparticles-modify-the-thermal-release-behavior-of-liposomes
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Matthew Ryan Preiss, Ashley E Hart, Christopher L Kitchens, Geoffrey D Bothun
Understanding the effect of embedded nanoparticles on the characteristics and behavior of lipid bilayers is critical to the development of lipid-nanoparticle assemblies (LNAs) for biomedical applications. In this work we investigate the effect of hydrophobic nanoparticle size and concentration on liposomal thermal release behavior. Decorated LNAs (D-LNAs) were formed by embedding 2 nm (GNP2) and 4 nm (GNP4) dodecanethiol-capped gold nanoparticles into DPPC liposomes at lipid to nanoparticle ratios (L:N) of 25,000:1, 10,000:1, and 5,000:1...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440728/characterization-of-chemical-contaminants-generated-by-a-desktop-fused-deposition-modeling-3-dimensional-printer
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Aleksandr B Stefaniak, Ryan F LeBouf, Jinghai Yi, Jason Ham, Timothy Nurkewicz, Diane E Schwegler-Berry, Bean T Chen, J Raymond Wells, Matthew G Duling, Robert B Lawrence, Stephen B Martin, Alyson R Johnson, M Abbas Virji
Printing devices are known to emit chemicals into the indoor atmosphere. Understanding factors that influence release of chemical contaminants from printers is necessary to develop effective exposure assessment and control strategies. In this study, a desktop fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3-D printer using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) or polylactic acid (PLA) filaments and two monochrome laser printers were evaluated in a 0.5 m(3) chamber. During printing, chamber air was monitored for vapors using a real-time photoionization detector (results expressed as isobutylene equivalents) to measure total volatile organic compound (TVOC) concentrations, evacuated canisters to identify specific VOCs by off-line gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis, and liquid bubblers to identify carbonyl compounds by GC-MS...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440712/gelatin-albumin-hybrid-nanoparticles-as-matrix-metalloproteinases-degradable-delivery-systems-for-breast-cancer-therapy
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Vahid Heravi Shargh, Hubert Hondermarck, Mingtao Liang
AIM: To develop matrix metalloproteinase-responsive gelatin-albumin hybrid nanoparticles encapsulating a selective tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) inhibitor GNF-5837 (Gel-Alb-GNF HNPs) and to demonstrate their anticancer effects in breast cancer. METHODS: Gel-Alb-GNF HNPs were prepared using a pH-controlled complexation process from cationic gelatin, dextran sulfate and albumin-bound GNF-5837. The anticancer activities of Gel-Alb-GNF HNPs were tested in a panel of subtype-specific breast cancer cell lines...
April 25, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440691/n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-based-injectable-and-in-situ-forming-implants-for-efficient-intratumoral-chemotherapy
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Yanpu Wu, Luming Wang, Kaili Zhang, Lixiao Zhou, Xiaobing Zhang, Xuecheng Jiang, Chenggang Zhu
The local delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to tumor sites is an effective approach for achieving therapeutic drug concentrations in solid tumors. Injectable implants with the ability to form in situ represent one of the most promising technologies for intratumoral chemotherapy. However, many issues must be resolved before these implants can be applied in clinical practice. Herein, we report a novel injectable in situ-forming implant system composed of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) and ethyl oleate, and the sol-gel phase transition is activated by anions in body fluids or blood...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440686/severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-after-combined-gnrh-agonist-and-low-dose-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-trigger-in-a-patient-with-a-single-kidney
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Nigel Pereira, Jovana P Lekovich, Isaac Kligman, Zev Rosenwaks
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) following gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) trigger is rare. Here, we report a case of severe OHSS after combined GnRH-a and low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) trigger in a patient with a single kidney. The patient is a 32-year-old women with a two-year history of infertility. The patient's history was significant for a single kidney, that is, she had donated a kidney to a family member three years ago. The patient underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and received a combined 2 mg GnRH-a and 1500 IU hCG ovulatory trigger...
April 25, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440623/biomimetic-superhydrophobic-bio-based-polyurethane-coated-fertilizer-with-atmosphere-outerwear
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Jiazhuo Xie, Yuechao Yang, Bin Gao, Yongshan Wan, Yuncong C Li, Jing Xu, Qinghua Zhao
The development of efficient bio-based controlled-release fertilizers has captured much research attention because of the environmental concerns and food scarcity problems. In this work, a biomimetic superhydrophobic bio-based polyurethane-coated fertilizer (SBPF) was successfully fabricated by increasing surface roughness and reducing surface energy of polyurethane (PU) coating. The green PU coating was synthesized from low-cost, biodegradable, and renewable cottonseed oil. The nutrient release longevity of SBPF revealed 2-fold enhancement compared with the normal bio-based PU-coated fertilizer (BPF)...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440386/effect-of-chemical-structure-of-s-nitrosothiols-on-nitric-oxide-release-mediated-by-the-copper-sites-of-a-metal-organic-framework-based-environment
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Kiara Taylor-Edinbyrd, Tanping Li, Revati Kumar
The effect of chemical structure of different biologically compatible S-nitrosothiols on the solvation environment at catalytic copper sites in a metal organic framework (MOF) suspended in a solution of ethanol is probed using computational methods. The use of a copper based MOF as a storage vehicle and catalyst (copper sites of the MOF) in the controlled and sustained release of chemically stored nitric oxide (NO) from S-nitrosocysteine has been shown to occur both experimentally and computationally [J. Am...
April 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440336/ultrahigh-energy-density-harvested-from-domain-engineered-relaxor-ferroelectric-single-crystals-under-high-strain-rate-loading
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Sergey I Shkuratov, Jason Baird, Vladimir G Antipov, Evgueni F Talantsev, Jay B Chase, Wesley Hackenberger, Jun Luo, Hwan R Jo, Christopher S Lynch
Relaxor ferroelectric single crystals have triggered revolution in electromechanical systems due to their superior piezoelectric properties. Here the results are reported on experimental studies of energy harvested from (1-y-x)Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3-(y)Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-(x)PbTiO3 (PIN-PMN-PT) crystals under high strain rate loading. Precise control of ferroelectric properties through composition, size and crystallographic orientation of domains made it possible to identify single crystals that release up to three times more electric charge density than that produced by PbZr0...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439488/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study-of-the-effect-of-lactobacillus-paracasei-k71-intake-on-salivary-release-of-secretory-immunoglobulin-a
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Yuhi Saito, Mikio Fujii, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Kentaro Maruyama, Yasuyuki Kowatari, Hiromaru Ogata, Takehisa Kumagai
Lactobacillus paracasei K71 was shown to be effective in alleviating the severity of atopic dermatitis in a randomized controlled trial, and a preliminary open-label trial suggested that strain K71 intake enhanced secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) release in the saliva. This study investigated the effect of K71 on sIgA release in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. The trial included 62 Japanese subjects aged 20-64 years with relatively low rates of salivary sIgA release. Subjects (n=31 in each group) were randomly given a tablet containing 100 mg (approximately 2 × 10(11) bacteria) of K71 or a placebo tablet daily for 12 weeks...
2017: Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439294/impact-of-lignin-polymer-backbone-esters-on-ionic-liquid-pretreatment-of-poplar
#16
Kwang Ho Kim, Tanmoy Dutta, John Ralph, Shawn D Mansfield, Blake A Simmons, Seema Singh
BACKGROUND: Biomass pretreatment remains an essential step in lignocellulosic biofuel production, largely to facilitate the efficient removal of lignin and increase enzyme accessibility to the polysaccharides. In recent years, there have been significant efforts in planta to reduce lignin content or modify its composition to overcome the inherent recalcitrance that it imposes on lignocellulosic biomass during processing. Here, transgenic poplar lines in which monolignol ferulate conjugates were synthesized during cell wall development to introduce, during lignification, readily cleavable ester linkages into the lignin polymer backbone (i...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439287/rattlesnake-crotalus-molossus-nigrescens-venom-induces-oxidative-stress-on-human-erythrocytes
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David Meléndez-Martínez, Juan Manuel Muñoz, Guillermo Barraza-Garza, Martha Sandra Cruz-Peréz, Ana Gatica-Colima, Emilio Alvarez-Parrilla, Luis Fernando Plenge-Tellechea
BACKGROUND: Globally, snake envenomation is a well-known cause of death and morbidity. In many cases of snakebite, myonecrosis, dermonecrosis, hemorrhage and neurotoxicity are present. Some of these symptoms may be provoked by the envenomation itself, but others are secondary effects of the produced oxidative stress that enhances the damage produced by the venom toxins. The only oxidative stress effect known in blood is the change in oxidation number of Fe (from ferrous to ferric) in hemoglobin, generating methemoglobin but not in other macromolecules...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438671/alkaline-ph-induces-irr-mediated-phosphorylation-of-irs-1-and-actin-cytoskeleton-remodeling-in-a-pancreatic-beta-cell-line
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Igor E Deyev, Nadezhda V Popova, Oxana V Serova, Svetlana V Zhenilo, Marì Regoli, Eugenio Bertelli, Alexander G Petrenko
Secretion of mildly alkaline (pH 8.0-8.5) juice to intestines is one of the key functions of the pancreas. Recent reports indicate that the pancreatic duct system containing the alkaline juice may adjoin the endocrine cells of pancreatic islets. We have previously identified the insulin receptor-related receptor (IRR) that is expressed in islets as a sensor of mildly alkaline extracellular media. In this study, we show that those islet cells that are in contact with the excretory ducts are also IRR-expressing cells...
April 21, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438566/t-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-are-involved-in-endothelium-dependent-relaxation-of-mice-pulmonary-artery
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Guillaume Gilbert, Arnaud Courtois, Mathilde Dubois, Laure-Anne Cussac, Thomas Ducret, Philippe Lory, Roger Marthan, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Jean-François Quignard
In pulmonary arterial endothelial cells, Ca(2+) channels and intracellular Ca(2+)concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) control the release of vasorelaxant factors such as nitric oxide and are involved in the regulation of pulmonary arterial blood pressure. The present study was undertaken to investigate the implication of T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+)channels (T-VGCCs, Cav3.1 channel) in the endothelium-dependent relaxation of intrapulmonary arteries. Relaxation was quantified by means of a myograph in wild type and Cav3...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438491/immunomodulatory-functions-of-neuronal-guidance-proteins
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Valbona Mirakaj, Peter Rosenberger
Neuronal guidance proteins (NGPs) were originally identified for their role during the embryonic development of the nervous system. Recent years have seen the discovery of NGP functions during immune responses. In this context, NGPs were demonstrated to control leukocyte migration and the release of cytokines during conditions of acute inflammation, such as lung injury or sepsis. However, NGPs also display potent actions in the resolution of inflammation, chronic inflammatory conditions, the development of atherosclerosis, and during ischemia followed by reperfusion...
April 21, 2017: Trends in Immunology
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