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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530289/ca-nir-a-ratiometric-near-infrared-calcium-probe-based-on-a-dihydroxanthene-hemicyanine-fluorophore
#1
Mayeul Collot, Flavien Ponsot, Andrey S Klymchenko
Fluorescent calcium probes are essential tools for studying the fluctuation of calcium ions in cells. Herein, we developed Ca-NIR, the first ratiometric calcium probe emitting in the near infrared region. This probe arose from the fusion of a BAPTA chelator and a dihydroxanthene-hemicyanine fluorophore. It is efficiently excited with common 630-640 nm lasers and displays two distinct emission bands depending on the calcium concentration (Kd = ∼8 μM). The physicochemical and spectroscopic properties of Ca-NIR allowed for ratiometric imaging of calcium distribution in live cells...
May 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530239/thermogenetic-neurostimulation-with-single-cell-resolution
#2
Yulia G Ermakova, Aleksandr A Lanin, Ilya V Fedotov, Matvey Roshchin, Ilya V Kelmanson, Dmitry Kulik, Yulia A Bogdanova, Arina G Shokhina, Dmitry S Bilan, Dmitry B Staroverov, Pavel M Balaban, Andrei B Fedotov, Dmitry A Sidorov-Biryukov, Evgeny S Nikitin, Aleksei M Zheltikov, Vsevolod V Belousov
Thermogenetics is a promising innovative neurostimulation technique, which enables robust activation of neurons using thermosensitive transient receptor potential (TRP) cation channels. Broader application of this approach in neuroscience is, however, hindered by a limited variety of suitable ion channels, and by low spatial and temporal resolution of neuronal activation when TRP channels are activated by ambient temperature variations or chemical agonists. Here, we demonstrate rapid, robust and reproducible repeated activation of snake TRPA1 channels heterologously expressed in non-neuronal cells, mouse neurons and zebrafish neurons in vivo by infrared (IR) laser radiation...
May 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529636/a-new-green-titania-with-enhanced-nir-absorption-for-mitochondria-targeted-cancer-therapy
#3
Juan Mou, Tianquan Lin, Fuqiang Huang, Jianlin Shi, Hangrong Chen
A new kind of green titania (G-TiO2-x ) with obvious green color was facilely synthesized from black titania (B-TiO2-x ) through subsequently strong ultrasonication. Comparatively, this stable G-TiO2-x shows much enhanced near infrared (NIR) absorption, especially around 920 nm, which can be ascribed to the obvious change of TiO2-x lattice order owing to the effect of ultrasonication. This feature enables G-TiO2-x to be stimulated with 980 nm laser in the combined photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photothermal therapy (PTT), which is greatly beneficial for improving tissue penetration depth...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529280/alternative-methods-to-visual-and-radiographic-examinations-for-approximal-caries-detection
#4
Naif Abogazalah, Masatoshi Ando
A shift in caries prevalence from occlusal surfaces to approximal surfaces has been demonstrated by epidemiological studies. Two recent meta-analyses evaluated the performance of visual examination and radiography for carious lesion detection, and reported low sensitivity but high specificity for early approximal caries detection. This suggests that the conventional methods have a higher risk of failing to detect approximal lesions. Consequently, in caries susceptible populations, there is a risk of progression of non-cavitated lesions to irreversible tooth destruction before the lesions are detected...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528636/correlative-two-photon-and-serial-block-face-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-neuronal-tissue-using-3d-near-infrared-branding-maps
#5
Robert M Lees, Christopher J Peddie, Lucy M Collinson, Michael C Ashby, Paul Verkade
Linking cellular structure and function has always been a key goal of microscopy, but obtaining high resolution spatial and temporal information from the same specimen is a fundamental challenge. Two-photon (2P) microscopy allows imaging deep inside intact tissue, bringing great insight into the structural and functional dynamics of cells in their physiological environment. At the nanoscale, the complex ultrastructure of a cell's environment in tissue can be reconstructed in three dimensions (3D) using serial block face scanning electron microscopy (SBF-SEM)...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525708/affinity-based-assembly-of-peptides-on-plasmonic-nanoparticles-delivered-intracellularly-with-light-activated-control
#6
Demosthenes P Morales, William Wonderly, Xiao Huang, Meghan McAdams, Amanda Chron, Norbert O Reich
We report a universal strategy for functionalizing near-infrared light-responsive nanocarriers with both a peptide "cargo" and an orthogonal cell-penetrating peptide. Modularity of both the cargo and internalization peptide attachment are an important feature of these materials relying on the robust affinity of polyhistidine tags to nitrilotriacetic acid in the presence of nickel as well as the affinity of biotin labeled peptides to streptavidin. Attachment to the gold surface uses thiol labeled scaffolds terminated with the affinity partner...
May 19, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525303/low-level-laser-therapy-after-wisdom-teeth-surgery-evaluation-of-immunologic-markers-secretory-immunoglobulin-a-and-lysozyme-levels-and-thermographic-examination-placebo-controlled-study
#7
Tatjana Dostalova, Veronika Kroulikova, Stepan Podzimek, Helena Jelinková
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this investigation is to analyze the effect of therapeutic low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to have a possibility to check pain and inflammation connected with surgical removal of impacted lower third molars in general anesthesia or even phobia [not accompanied by pain or fear of dental treatment, using immunologic markers-secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and lysozyme]. The healing process was also monitored by infrared thermography. BACKGROUND DATA: LLLT can accelerate the proliferation phase of healing and decrease the inflammatory reaction, but the effect is not really clear...
May 16, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524926/a-980-nm-laser-activated-upconverted-persistent-probe-for-nir-to-nir-rechargeable-in-vivo-bioimaging
#8
Zhenluan Xue, Xiaolong Li, Youbin Li, Mingyang Jiang, Guozhong Ren, Hongrong Liu, Songjun Zeng, Jianhua Hao
Long-lasting persistent luminescent nanoparticles (PLNPs) with efficient near-infrared (NIR) emission have emerged as a new generation of probes for in vivo optical bioimaging owing to their advantages of zero-autofluorescence benefited from the self-sustained emission after excitation, deep penetration depth, and a high signal-to-noise ratio. However, most of the PLNPs are charged by ultraviolet (UV) or visible light, remarkably limiting their applications for in vivo long-term bioimaging. Here we demonstrate 980 nm laser activated upconversion-PLNPs (UC-PLNPs) with efficient NIR emission...
May 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524203/time-resolved-photoelectron-spectroscopy-of-ir-driven-electron-dynamics-in-a-charge-transfer-model-system
#9
Mirjam Falge, Friedrich Georg Fröbel, Volker Engel, Stefanie Gräfe
If the adiabatic approximation is valid, electrons smoothly adapt to molecular geometry changes. In contrast, as a characteristic of diabatic dynamics, the electron density does not follow the nuclear motion. Recently, we have shown that the asymmetry in time-resolved photoelectron spectra serves as a tool to distinguish between these dynamics [Falge et al., J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2012, 3, 2617]. Here, we investigate the influence of an additional, moderately intense infrared (IR) laser field, as often applied in attosecond time-resolved experiments, on such asymmetries...
May 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522858/mapping-anomalous-dispersion-of-air-with-ultrashort-mid-infrared-pulses
#10
A V Mitrofanov, A A Voronin, D A Sidorov-Biryukov, M V Rozhko, E A Stepanov, A B Fedotov, V Shumakova, S Ališauskas, A Pugžlys, A Baltuška, A M Zheltikov
We present experimental studies of long-distance transmission of ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses through atmospheric air, probing air dispersion in the 3.6-4.2-μm wavelength range. Atmospheric air is still highly transparent to electromagnetic radiation in this spectral region, making it interesting for long-distance signal transmission. However, unlike most of the high-transmission regions in gas media, the group-velocity dispersion, as we show in this work, is anomalous at these wavelengths due to the nearby asymmetric-stretch rovibrational band of atmospheric carbon dioxide...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522530/high-harmonic-generation-in-graphene-enhanced-by-elliptically-polarized-light-excitation
#11
Naotaka Yoshikawa, Tomohiro Tamaya, Koichiro Tanaka
The electronic properties of graphene can give rise to a range of nonlinear optical responses. One of the most desirable nonlinear optical processes is high-harmonic generation (HHG) originating from coherent electron motion induced by an intense light field. Here, we report on the observation of up to ninth-order harmonics in graphene excited by mid-infrared laser pulses at room temperature. The HHG in graphene is enhanced by an elliptically polarized laser excitation, and the resultant harmonic radiation has a particular polarization...
May 19, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521102/co2-delivery-to-accelerate-incisional-wound-healing-following-single-irradiation-of-near-infrared-lamp-on-the-coordinated-colloids
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Wei-Peng Li, Chia-Hao Su, Sheng-Jung Wang, Fu-Ju Tsai, Chun-Ting Chang, Min-Chiao Liao, Chun-Chieh Yu, Thi-Tuong Vi Tran, Chaw-Ning Lee, Wen-Tai Chiu, Tak-Wah Wong, Chen-Sheng Yeh
Traditional wound care methods include wound infection control, adequate nutritional supplements, education of changing position every 2-3 h to avoid tissue hypoxia, vacuum assistant closure, debridement, skin graft, and tissue flap. Electric current stimulation, ultrasound, laser, and hydrotherapy have emerged as adjuvant therapies. However, most, if not all, of these therapies are expensive, and the treatment results are variable. The development of the active methods to improve wound healing is mandatory...
May 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520626/multimodal-imaging-of-acute-exudative-polymorphous-vitelliform-maculopathy-with-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-adaptive-optics-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy
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Dimitra Skondra, Peter L Nesper, Amani A Fawzi
PURPOSE: To report a case of acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy including the findings of optical coherence tomography angiography and adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. METHODS: Findings on clinical examination, color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, infrared reflectance, autofluorescence, optical coherence tomography angiography, and adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. RESULTS: A 54-year-old white man with no significant medical history and history of smoking presented with bilateral multiple serous and vitelliform detachments consistent with acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy...
May 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520397/laser-induced-graphene-layers-and-electrodes-prevents-microbial-fouling-and-exerts-antimicrobial-action
#14
Swatantra P Singh, Yilun Li, Avraham Be'er, Yoram Oren, James M Tour, Christopher J Arnusch
Prevention of fouling on surfaces is a major challenge that broadly impacts society. Water treatment technologies, hospital infrastructure, and seawater pipes exemplify surfaces that are susceptible to biofouling. Here we show that laser-induced graphene (LIG) printed on a polyimide film by irradiation with a CO2 infrared laser under ambient conditions is extremely biofilm resistant while as an electrode is strongly antibacterial. We investigated the antibacterial activity of the LIG surface using LIG powder in suspension or deposited on surfaces, and its activity depended on the particle size and oxygen content...
May 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514382/-laser-technologies-in-treatment-of-posttraumatic-rectal-fistulas
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N I Mamedov, M M Mamedov
AIM: To assess the results of surgical treatment of posttraumatic rectal fistulas using current laser technology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Surgical treatment of 134 (10.9%) patients with posttraumatic rectal fistulas was analyzed. The control group of conventional treatment included 58 (43.3±3.4%) patients, the main group - 76 (56.7±3.4%) patients. In the main group we used carbon dioxide laser device 'Lancet-2' (Russia) with a wavelength of 10.6 microns, capacity up to 20 W, and contact laser device 'Atkus-15' (Russia) with a wavelength of 0...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514136/highly-selective-voc-breath-analysis-using-a-broadly-tunable-vecsel
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Béla Tuzson, Jana Jágerská, Herbert Looser, Manuel Graf, Ferdinand Felder, Matthias Fill, Luc Tappy, Lukas Emmenegger
A broadly tunable mid-infrared VECSEL is employed in a direct absorption laser spectroscopic setup to measure acetone in breath-like gas matrix. The large wavelength coverage of more than 30 cm(-1) at 3.38 µm allows, besides acetone, the simultaneous measurement of isoprene, ethanol, methanol, methane, and water. Despite the severe spectral interferences from water and alcohols, an unambiguous determination of acetone is realized with a precision of 13 ppbv that is routinely achieved after 5 minutes averaging at typical breath mean acetone levels without any sample preparation...
May 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513655/boron-difluoride-hemicurcuminoid-as-an-efficient-far-red-to-near-infrared-emitter-toward-oleds-and-laser-dyes
#17
A D'Aléo, M H Sazzad, D H Kim, E Y Choi, J W Wu, G Canard, F Fages, J-C Ribierre, C Adachi
A hemicurcuminoid boron difluoride complex is used as an emitter in organic light-emitting diodes, showing far red/near-infrared electroluminescence with an external quantum efficiency as high as 2.1%. This dye blended in CBP thin films shows amplified spontaneous emission with a threshold of 22 μJ cm(-2) at 750 nm, making this compound attractive for organic semiconductor lasers operating in the near-infrared region.
May 17, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513251/comparison-of-the-effects-of-665-nm-low-level-diode-laser-hat-versus-and-a-combination-of-665-nm-and-808nm-low-level-diode-laser-scanner-of-hair-growth-in-androgenic-alopecia
#18
Behrooz Barikbin, Zeinab Khodamrdi, Leila Kholoosi, Mohammad Reza Akhgri, Majid Haj Abbasi, Mojgan Hajabbasi, Zahra Razzaghi, Samaneh Akbarpour
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a combined set of low level diode laser scanner (665 nm and 808nm) on hair growth, and assessment of safety and effectiveness of a new laser scanner on hair growth treatment procedure in androgenic alopecia. METHODS: 90 patients (18 to 70 years) with androgenic alopecia were randomized into three groups. The first group (n=30) received 655 nm red light using laser hat, the second group (n=30) received 655 nm red laser plus 808 nm infrared laser using a laser scanner of hair growth device (with the patent number: 77733) and the third group (n=30) received no laser as the control group...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512717/infrared-laser-ablation-sample-transfer-of-tissue-dna-for-genomic-analysis
#19
Kelin Wang, Fabrizio Donnarumma, Scott W Herke, Patrick F Herke, Kermit K Murray
Infrared (IR) laser ablation was used to remove material from tissue sections mounted on microscope slides, with subsequent capture in a solvent-containing microcentrifuge tube. Experiments conducted with a 3200-bp double-stranded plasmid DNA template demonstrated IR-laser ablation transfer of intact DNA. The transfer efficiency and the molecular integrity of the captured DNA were evaluated using Sanger sequencing, gel electrophoresis, and fluorimetric analysis. The plasmid DNA was reproducibly transferred with an efficiency of 59 ± 3% at laser fluences of between 10 and 20 kJ/m(2) at a wavelength of 3 μm...
May 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512293/near-infrared-quantum-cutting-luminescence-of-er-3-tm-3-ion-pairs-in-a-telluride-glass
#20
Xiaobo Chen, Song Li, Lili Hu, Kezhi Wang, Guoying Zhao, Lizhu He, Jinying Liu, Chunlei Yu, Jingfu Tao, Wei Lin, Guojian Yang, Gregory J Salamo
The multiphoton near-infrared, quantum cutting luminescence in Er(3+)/Tm(3+) co-doped telluride glass was studied. We found that the near-infrared 1800-nm luminescence intensity of (A) Er(3+)(8%)Tm(3+)(0.5%):telluride glass was approximately 4.4 to 19.5 times larger than that of (B) Tm(3+)(0.5%):telluride glass, and approximately 5.0 times larger than that of (C) Er(3+)(0.5%):telluride glass. Additionally, the infrared excitation spectra of the 1800 nm luminescence, as well as the visible excitation spectra of the 522 nm and 652 nm luminescence, of (A) Er(3+)(8%)Tm(3+)(0...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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