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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730213/magnetic-separation-its-application-in-mining-waste-purification-medicine-biochemistry-and-chemistry
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REVIEW
M Iranmanesh, J Hulliger
The use of strong magnetic field gradients and high magnetic fields generated by permanent magnets or superconducting coils has found applications in many fields such as mining, solid state chemistry, biochemistry and medical research. Lab scale or industrial implementations involve separation of macro- and nanoparticles, cells, proteins, and macromolecules down to small molecules and ions. Most promising are those attempts where the object to be separated is attached to a strong magnetic nanoparticle. Here, all kinds of specific affinity interactions are used to attach magnetic carrier particles to mainly objects of biological interest...
July 21, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727448/extensive-survey-of-antibody-invariant-positions-for-efficient-chemical-conjugation-using-expanded-genetic-codes
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Akifumi Kato, Mitsuo Kuratani, Tatsuo Yanagisawa, Kazumasa Ohtake, Akiko Hayashi, Yoshimi Amano, Kaname Kimura, Shigeyuki Yokoyama, Kensaku Sakamoto, Yasuhisa Shiraishi
The site-specific chemical conjugation of proteins, following synthesis with an expanded genetic code, promises to advance antibody-based technologies, including antibody drug conjugation and the creation of bispecific Fab dimers. The incorporation of non-natural amino acids into antibodies not only guarantees site specificity but also allows the use of bio-orthogonal chemistry. However, the efficiency of amino acid incorporation fluctuates significantly among different sites, thereby hampering the identification of useful conjugation sites...
July 20, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722059/nanofluidics-in-two-dimensional-layered-materials-inspirations-from-nature
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REVIEW
Jun Gao, Yaping Feng, Wei Guo, Lei Jiang
With the advance of chemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology, significant progress has been achieved in the design and application of synthetic nanofluidic devices and materials, mimicking the gating, rectifying, and adaptive functions of biological ion channels. Fundamental physics and chemistry behind these novel transport phenomena on the nanoscale have been explored in depth on single-pore platforms. However, toward real-world applications, one major challenge is to extrapolate these single-pore devices into macroscopic materials...
July 19, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702661/clinically-approved-pegylated-nanoparticles-are-covered-by-a-protein-corona-that-boosts-the-uptake-by-cancer-cells
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M Papi, D Caputo, V Palmieri, R Coppola, S Palchetti, F Bugli, C Martini, L Digiacomo, D Pozzi, G Caracciolo
Today, liposomes are an advanced technology of drug carriers with a dozen drugs in clinical practice and many more in clinical trials. A bottleneck associated with the clinical translation of liposomes has long been 'opsonization', i.e. the adsorption of plasma proteins at the liposome surface resulting in their rapid clearance from circulation. For decades, the most popular way to avoid opsonization has been grafting polyethylene glycol (PEG) onto the liposome surface. Recent studies have clarified that grafting PEG onto the liposome surface reduces, but does not completely prevent protein binding...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701044/-new-physical-chemistry-insight-in-experimental-bio-physical-chemistry
#5
Kankan Bhattacharyya, Gang-Yu Liu, Martin T Zanni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698739/complete-genome-sequence-of-actinomadura-parvosata-subsp-kistnae-a-rich-source-of-novel-natural-product-bio-chemistry
#6
Kalina Kusserow, Tobias A M Gulder
The soil dwelling actinomycete strain Actinomadura parvosata subsp. kistnae is the producer of the antiviral antibiotics kistamicin A and B. Genome sequencing and bioinformatic analysis revealed the presence of the kistamycin biosynthetic gene cluster responsible for the formation of these non-ribosomal peptides as well as an impressive number of yet uncharacterized biosynthetic pathways. This includes polyketide, ribosomal and non-ribosomal peptide and a large number of terpenoid biosynthetic loci encoding yet unknown natural products...
2017: Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696096/potassium-and-zeolitic-structure-modified-ultra-microporous-adsorbent-materials-from-a-renewable-feedstock-with-favourable-surface-chemistry-for-co2-capture
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Xin Liu, Yuan Sun, Jingjing Liu, Cheng-Gong Sun, Hao Liu, Qian Xue, Emily F Smith, Colin E Snape
Novel hierarchically structured microporous bio-carbons with exceptionally high capacities for CO2 capture have been synthesized from the abundant agricultural waste of rice husk (RH), using a facile methodology that effectively integrated carbonisation, activation and potassium intercalation into a one-step process. Textural characterisation demonstrates that the synthesized bio-carbons exhibit exceedingly high ultra-microporosity accounting for up to 95% of total porosity mainly as a result of the naturally occurring silicon compounds within the RH molecular framework structures...
July 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694021/recombinant-and-chemo-bio-orthogonal-synthesis-of-liposomal-thrombomodulin-and-its-antithrombotic-activity
#8
Lin Wang, Rui Jiang, Yang Liu, Maosheng Cheng, Qingyu Wu, Xue-Long Sun
Thrombomodulin (TM) is an endothelial cell membrane protein that acts as a major cofactor in the protein C anticoagulant pathway. The EGF-like domains 4-6 of TM (TM456) are essential for PC activation. In this study, we proposed a liposomal recombinant TM conjugate to mimic the membrane TM structure and its anticoagulant activity. First, a DSPE-PEG2000-TM456 was successfully synthesized by site-specific conjugation of azido-TM456 with DSPE-PEG2000-DBCO via copper-free click chemistry quantitatively. Then, liposome-TM456 was fabricated via direct liposome formation with the DSPE-PEG2000-TM456 and other lipids...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691693/influence-of-physico-mechanical-properties-of-elastomeric-material-for-different-cell-growth
#9
Jyoti Wala, Debashis Maji, Soumen Das
The tunable mechanical and physical properties of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) are commonly utilized for studying cellular dynamics. However, the inherent hydrophobic nature of PDMS limits its application as cell culture films. Various surface modification techniques render PDMS films hydrophilic which alters the surface chemistry, elasticity, roughness and cell attachment of anchorage dependent cell types to the films. The surface properties of thin film lead to alteration in bio-mechano-physical properties of cells and therefore could be used as mechanical signature for viability testing of different normal and cancerous cells...
July 10, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686409/structural-characterization-of-bio-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-by-ultrahigh-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#10
Simone Nicolardi, Yuri E M van der Burgt, Jeroen D C Codée, Manfred Wuhrer, Cornelis H Hokke, Fabrizio Chiodo
Bio-functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) enable innovative translational research and development in biomedicine. Biomolecules such as peptides, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates can be assembled onto AuNPs to yield nanomaterials with unique properties for applications in imaging, photothermal therapy, vaccination strategies and drug delivery. The characterization of functionalized AuNPs still remains an analytical challenge that normally requires the combination of multiple techniques. Laser desorption/ionization (LDI) and matrix-assisted LDI (MALDI) has been applied successfully in combination with time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) for the analysis of surface chemistry of AuNPs functionalized with synthetic ligands, however only for ligands with a molecular mass limited to 1000 Da...
July 7, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685962/flow-asymmetric-propargylation-development-of-continuous-processes-for-the-preparation-of-a-chiral-%C3%AE-amino-alcohol
#11
Hui Li, Jillian W Sheeran, Andrew M Clausen, Yuan-Qing Fang, Matthew M Bio, Scott Bader
The development of a flow chemistry process for asymmetric propargylation using allene gas as a reagent is reported. The connected continuous process of allene dissolution, lithiation, Li-Zn transmetallation, and asymmetric propargylation provides homopropargyl β-amino alcohol 1 with high regio- and diastereoselectivity in high yield. This flow process enables practical use of an unstable allenyllithium intermediate. The process uses the commercially available and recyclable (1S,2R)-N-pyrrolidinyl norephedrine as a ligand to promote the highly diastereoselective (32:1) propargylation...
June 14, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685683/applications-of-cellulose-based-materials-in-sustained-drug-delivery-systems
#12
Bo Sun, Min Zhang, Jing Shen, Zhibin He, Pedram Fatehi, Yonghao Ni
Bio-compatible, bio-degradable, and bio-available excipients are of critical interest for drug delivery systems. Cellulose and its derivative-based excipients have been well studied due to their green/ natural and unique encapsulation/ binding properties. They are often used in controlled/ sustained drug delivery systems. In these applications, cellulose and its derivatives function generally can modify the solubility/gelling behavior of drugs, resulting in different mechanisms for controlling the release profiles of drugs...
July 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676380/investigation-of-the-biodistribution-breakdown-and-excretion-of-delta-inulin-adjuvant
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Lixin Wang, Thomas Barclay, Yunmei Song, Paul Joyce, Isaac G Sakala, Nikolai Petrovsky, Sanjay Garg
Insoluble, nanostructured delta inulin particles enhance the immunogenicity of co-administered protein antigens and consequently are used as a vaccine adjuvant (Advax™). To better understand their immunomodulatory properties, the in vitro hydrolysis and in vivo distribution of delta inulin particles were investigated. Delta inulin particle hydrolysis under bio-relevant acidic conditions resulted in no observable change to the bulk morphology using SEM, and HPLC results showed that only 6.1% of the inulin was hydrolysed over 21days...
July 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672214/polysaccharide-matrices-used-in-3d-in%C3%A2-vitro-cell-culture-systems
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REVIEW
Dorina Diekjürgen, David W Grainger
Polysaccharides comprise a diverse class of polymeric materials with a history of proven biocompatibility and continual use as biomaterials. Recent focus on new matrices appropriate for three-dimensional (3D) cell culture offers new opportunities to apply polysaccharides as extracellular matrix mimics. However, chemical and structural bases for specific cell-polysaccharide interactions essential for their utility as 3-D cell matrices are not well defined. This review describes how these naturally sourced biomaterials satisfy several key properties for current 3D cell culture needs and can also be synthetically modified or blended with additional components to tailor their cell engagement properties...
June 21, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671811/functional-organophosphonate-interfaces-for-nanotechnology-a-review
#15
Anna Cattani-Scholz
Optimization of interfaces in inorganic-organic device systems depends strongly on understanding both the molecular processes that are involved in surface modification, and of the effects that such modification have on the electronic states of the material. In particular, the last several years have seen passivation and functionalization of semiconductor surfaces to be strategies to realize devices with superior function by controlling Fermi level energies, band gap magnitudes, and work functions of semiconducting substrates...
July 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671771/synthetic-alienation-of-microbial-organisms-by-using-genetic-code-engineering-why-and-how
#16
Vladimir Kubyshkin, Nediljko Budisa
The main goal of synthetic biology (SB) is the creation of biodiversity applicable for biotechnological needs, while xenobiology (XB) aims to expand the framework of natural chemistries with the non-natural building blocks in living cells to accomplish artificial biodiversity. Protein and proteome engineering, which overcome limitation of the canonical amino acid repertoire of 20 (+2) prescribed by the genetic code by using non-canonic amino acids (ncAAs), is one of the main focuses of XB research. Ideally, estranging the genetic code from its current form via systematic introduction of ncAAs should enable the development of bio-containment mechanisms in synthetic cells potentially endowing them with a "genetic firewall" i...
July 3, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671209/new-bio-based-monomers-tuneable-polyester-properties-using-branched-diols-from-biomass
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Sacha Pérocheau Arnaud, Linglin Wu, Maria-Angelica Wong Chang, James W Comerford, Thomas J Farmer, Maximilian Schmid, Fei Chang, Zheng Li, Mark Mascal
A family of monomers, including 2,5-hexandiol, 2,7-octandiol, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), terephthalic acid (TA), and branched-chain adipic and pimelic acid derivatives, all find a common derivation in the biomass-derived platform molecule 5-(chloromethyl)furfural (CMF). The diol monomers, previously little known to polymer chemistry, have been combined with FDCA and TA derivatives to produce a range of novel polyesters. It is shown that the use of secondary diols leads to polymers with higher glass transition temperatures (Tg) than those prepared from their primary diol equivalents...
July 3, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643934/comprehensive-insights-into-the-thermal-stability-biodegradability-and-combustion-chemistry-of-pyrrolidinium-based-ionic-liquids
#18
Gebrekidan Gebreselassie Eshetu, Sangsik Jeong, Pascal Pandard, Amandine Lecocq, Guy Marlair, Stefano Passerini
The use of ionic liquids (ILs) as advanced electrolytes components in electrochemical energy storage devices is one of the most appealing and emerging options. However, though ILs are hailed as safer and eco-friendly electrolytes, overcoming the limitations imposed by the highly volatile/combustible carbonate based electrolytes, the full scale and precise appraisal of their overall safety levels under abuse conditions still need to be fully addressed. With the aim of providing the entreated level of information on the thermal and chemical stabilities as well as actual fire hazards, we embarked on a detailed investigation of the short - and long - term thermal stabilities, bio-degradability and combustion behaviour of various pyrrolidinium ([Pyr1A] +)-based ILs, enlisting different alkyl chain lengths, [Pyr1A] + (A=3-10), counter-anions ([TFSI]-/[FSI]-/[BETI]-), cations (Pyr14+/Pyr12O1+) and the effect of doping with Li salts (e...
June 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636351/heats-of-formation-of-medium-size-organic-compounds-from-contemporary-electronic-structure-methods
#19
Yury Minenkov, Heng Wang, Zhandong Wang, S Mani Sarathy, Luigi Cavallo
Computational electronic structure calculations are routinely undertaken to predict thermodynamic properties of the various species. However, the application of highly accurate wave function theory methods, such as the "gold standard" coupled cluster approach including single, double and partly triple excitations in perturbative fashion, CCSD(T), to large molecules is limited due to high computational cost. In this work, the promising domain based local pair natural orbital coupled cluster approach, DLPNO-CCSD(T), has been tested to reproduce 113 accurate formation enthalpies of medium-size molecules (few dozens heavy atoms) important for bio- and combustion chemistry via the reaction based Feller-Peterson-Dixon approach...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629133/propolis-diterpenes-as-a-remarkable-bio-source-for-drug-discovery-development-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Noushin Aminimoghadamfarouj, Alireza Nematollahi
Propolis is one of the complex, but valuable, bio-sources for discovering therapeutic compounds. Diterpenes are organic compounds composed of four isoprene units and are known for their biological and pharmacological characteristics, such as antibacterial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory activities. Recently, advancements have been made in the development of antibacterial and anticancer leads from propolis-isolated diterpenes, and scrutiny of these compounds is being pursued. Thus, this review covers the progress in this arena, with a focus on the chemistry and biological activities of propolis diterpenes...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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