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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627324/preparation-characterization-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-of-chitosan-hydrogels-containing-silver-nanoparticles
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Bożena Tyliszczak, Anna Drabczyk, Sonia Kudłacik-Kramarczyk, Agnieszka Sobczak-Kupiec
Hydrogels, chitosan as well as silver nanoparticles become in recent years materials characterized by a great interest. In present paper hydrogel based on chitosan and containing mention type of nano-sized particles have been synthesized by means of photopolymerization. Sorption capacity in selected liquids as well as behavior in simulated body fluid (such as Ringer's liquid) have been determined. Particularly attention was paid to the studies on toxicity of the hydrogels in relation to the epidermal cells as well as on their impact on growth of selected strain of bacteria (Escherichia coli)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609256/nano-metal-oxides-exposure-and-engineering-control-assessment
#2
Alberto Garcia, Adrienne Eastlake, Jennifer L Topmiller, Christopher Sparks, Kenneth Martinez, Charles L Geraci
In January 2007, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a field study to evaluate process specific emissions during the production of ENMs. This study was performed using the nanoparticle emission assessment technique (NEAT). During this study, it was determined that ENMs were released during production and cleaning of the process reactor. Airborne concentrations of silver, nickel, and iron were found both in the employee's personal breathing zone and area samples during reactor cleaning...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603966/silver-alginate-hydrogel-micro-and-nano-containers-for-theranostics-synthesis-encapsulation-remote-release-and-detection
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Ekaterina Lengert, Mariia Saveleva, Anatolii Abalymov, Vsevolod Atkin, Pieter C Wuytens, Roman Kamyshinsky, Alexander L Vasiliev, Dmitry A Gorin, Gleb B Sukhorukov, Andre G Skirtach, Bogdan Parakhonskiy
We have designed multifunctional silver alginate hydrogel microcontainers referred to as loaded microcapsules with different sizes by assembling them via a template assisted approach using a natural, highly porous calcium carbonate cores. Sodium alginate was immobilized into the pores of calcium carbonate particles of different sizes followed by cross-linking via addition of silver ions, which had a dual purpose: on one hand, the were used as a crosslinking agent, albeit in the monovalent form, while on the other hand they have led to formation of silver nanoparticles...
June 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589745/green-synthesis-of-tea-ag-nanocomposite-hydrogels-via-mint-leaf-extraction-for-effective-antibacterial-activity
#4
Tippabattini Jayaramudu, Kokkarachedu Varaprasad, Gownolla Malegowd Raghavendra, E R Sadiku, Konduru Mohana Raju
In this report, we investigated the swelling behavior and antibacterial property of nanosilver composite hydrogels made from tea with polyacrylamide via a free-radical polymerization and green process technique. This is probably for the first time; tea-based nano silver composite hydrogels were developed. The composite hydrogels comprise of embedded nano silver particles in the tea hydrogel matrix via a green process with mint leaf extract. The size of the nano silver particles in the hydrogel matrix was found to be < 10 nm...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581710/biotransformation-of-silver-released-from-nanoparticle-coated-titanium-implants-revealed-in-regenerating-bone
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Hua Geng, Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, Naomi Todd, Aine Devlin-Mullin, Katie L Moore, Zahra Golrokhi, James B Gilchrist, Eric Jones, Richard J Potter, Chris Sutcliffe, Marie O'Brien, David W L Hukins, Sarah Cartmell, Christopher A Mitchell, Peter D Lee
Antimicrobial silver nanoparticle coatings have attracted interest for reducing prosthetic joint infection. However, few studies report in vivo investigations of the biotransformation of silver nanoparticles within the regenerating tissue and its impact on bone formation. We present a longitudinal investigation of the osseointegration of silver nanoparticle-coated additive manufactured titanium implants in rat tibial defects. Correlative imaging at different time points using nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), histomorphometry, and 3D X-ray microcomputed tomography provided quantitative insight from the nano- to macroscales...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575994/plla-microcapsules-combined-with-silver-nanoparticles-and-chlorhexidine-acetate-showing-improved-antibacterial-effect
#6
Yuwei Zhou, Ke Hu, Zhaobin Guo, Kun Fang, Xing Wang, Fang Yang, Ning Gu
In this study, composite antibacterial microcapsules combining of two antibacterial agents: chlorhexidine acetate and silver nanoparticle were prepared. The chlorhexidine acetate was encapsulated inside of the microcapsules and nano-sized silver particles were modified on the surface of microcapsules by electrostatic adsorption methods. Results show that this method decreases the silver usage dramatically, and promises a sustained antibacterial effect >30days. These microcapsules can also be modified on the surface of polymer films easily, which demonstrated the potential in functionalizing the implanted materials with antibacterial property...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530186/synthesis-and-characterisation-of-neem-leaf-extract-2-3-dehydrosalanol-and-quercetin-dihydrate-mediated-silver-nano-particles-for-therapeutic-applications
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Bodaballa Avinash, Ravipati Venu, Tollamadugu N V K V Prasad, Mekapogu Alpha Raj, Kothapalli Srinivasa Rao, Chintamaneni Srilatha
The utility of green silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in veterinary medicine is steadily increasing as they have many therapeutic applications against pathogens and arthropods of livestock. In this study, green AgNPs using neem (N-AgNPs), 2,3-dehydrosalanol (2,3-DHS-AgNPs) and quercetin dihydrate (QDH-AgNPs) were synthesised and characterised. Synthesised compounds were characterised by UV-Vis spectroscopy and the peak absorbance was recorded at 370 nm for neem extract. For N-AgNPs, 2,3-DHS-AgNPs and QDH-AgNPs, the maximum absorbance peaks were at 430, 230 and 220 nm, respectively...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515938/accounting-for-adjuvant-induced-artifacts-in-the-characterization-of-vaccine-formulations-by-polyacrylamide-gel-electrophoresis
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Virginie Jakob, Livia Brunner, Christophe Barnier-Quer, Molly Blust, Nicolas Collin, Lauren Carter, Darrick Carter, Kelly M Rausch, Christopher B Fox
OBJECTIVES: Several vaccine adjuvants comprise complex nano- or micro-particle formulations, such as oil-in-water emulsions. In order to characterize interactions and compatibility of oil-in-water emulsion adjuvants with protein antigens in vaccines, effective protein characterization methods that can accommodate potential interference from high concentrations of lipid-based particles are needed. METHODS: Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) is a standard protein characterization technique which is affected by the presence of adjuvants such as oil-in-water emulsions...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494303/hemocompatibility-of-inhaled-environmental-nanoparticles-potential-use-of-in-vitro-testing
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REVIEW
Eleonore Fröhlich
Hemocompatibility testing is an important part in the evaluation of nano-based medicines. However, it is not systematically used for the assessment of environmental particles since they do not come in contact with blood immediately. Studies on human exposure to air-borne particles and pulmonary exposure of rodents have reported alterations in blood physiology. It is not clear, whether these effects are majorly caused by tissue inflammation or translocated particles in blood. This review addresses the question, if in vitro hemocompatibility testing could help in the risk evaluation of inhaled particles...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489347/measurement-of-the-density-of-engineered-silver-nanoparticles-using-centrifugal-fff-tem-and-single-particle-icp-ms
#10
Soheyl Tadjiki, Manuel David Montaño, Shoeleh Assemi, Angela Barber, James Ranville, Ronald Beckett
A methodology has been developed to measure nanoparticle mass and density, by combining centrifugal field-flow fractionation (CeFFF; more commonly called sedimentation FFF or SdFFF) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Particle effective mass obtained from CeFFF retention data and particle size obtained from the TEM images were used to calculate the nanoparticle density. The method was initially applied to measure the density of monodispersed polystyrene latex nanoparticles. Measured densities for latex nanoparticles of 160-300 nm in diameter were in the range of 1041-1063 kg m(-3) with standard deviations of 0...
June 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463032/assessing-nanomaterial-exposures-in-aquatic-ecotoxicological-testing-framework-and-case-studies-based-on-dispersion-and-dissolution
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Alan J Kennedy, Jessica G Coleman, Stephen A Diamond, Nicolas L Melby, Anthony J Bednar, Ashley Harmon, Zachary A Collier, Robert Moser
The unique behavior of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in aqueous media and dynamic changes in particle settling, agglomeration and dissolution rates is a challenge to the consistency, reliability and interpretation of standard aquatic hazard bioassay results. While the toxicological endpoints (e.g., survival, growth, reproduction, etc.) in ecotoxicity bioassays are largely applicable to ENMs, the standard methods as written for dissolved substances are confounded by the dynamic settling, agglomeration and dissolution of particulate ENMs during the bioassay...
May 2, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462492/interaction-of-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-in-mammalian-cancer-as-real-topical-bullet-for-wound-healing-a-comparative-study
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Allur Subramaniyan Sivakumar, Chandran Krishnaraj, Sunirmal Sheet, Dileep Reddy Rampa, Da Rae Kang, Shah Ahmed Belal, Abhay Kumar, In Ho Hwang, Soon-Il Yun, Yang Soo Lee, Kwan Seob Shim
The present study evaluates in vitro cytotoxic effects and the mode of interaction of biologically synthesized Ag and Au nanoparticles (NPs) using Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata f. rubra (BOL) against HT-1080 cancer cells and bacterial cells as well as their wound healing efficacy using a mouse model. UV-visible spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis have ascertained the formation of nano-sized Ag and Au particles...
May 1, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454046/preliminary-investigation-of-catalytic-antioxidant-anticancer-and-bactericidal-activity-of-green-synthesized-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-using-actinidia-deliciosa
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Saraschandra Naraginti, Yi Li
Herein we report a rapid low cost one step green synthetic method using Actinidia deliciosa fruit extract for preparation of stable and multifunctional silver and gold nanoparticles. The synthesized nanoparticles were successfully used as green catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and methylene blue (MB). The enhanced biological activity of the prepared nanoparticles was investigated based on its highly stable antioxidant, anticancer and bactericidal effects. TEM micrographs showed that the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) formed were predominantly spherical in shape having diameters ranging from 25 to 40nm, while gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) shown particle size ranges from 7 to 20nm...
May 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411059/antibacterial-efficacy-of-silver-nanoparticles-against-multi-drug-resistant-clinical-isolates-from-post-surgical-wound-infections
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Muthupandi Kasithevar, Prakash Periakaruppan, Saravanan Muthupandian, Mahalakshmi Mohan
In order to investigate new effective and inexpensive nano-therapeutic approach for P. aeruginosa, staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS), the present study reports an eco-friendly process for rapid synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using aqueous leaf extract of Corchorus Capsularis (CRCP). Formation of stable Ag-NPs at different time intervals gives mostly spherical particles with diameters ranging from 5 to 45 nm. The resulting Ag-NPs were characterized using Ultraviolet visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX)...
April 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386444/fabrication-and-characterization-of-electrospun-poly-e-caprolactone-fibrous-membrane-with-antibacterial-functionality
#15
Idris Cerkez, Ayse Sezer, Sukhwinder K Bhullar
This research study is mainly targeted on fabrication and characterization of antibacterial poly(e-caprolactone) (PCL) based fibrous membrane containing silver chloride particles. Micro/nano fibres were produced by electrospinning and characterized with TGA, DSC, SEM and mechanical analysis. It was found that addition of silver particles slightly reduced onset of thermal degradation and increased crystallization temperature of neat PCL. Silver-loaded samples exhibited higher tensile stress and lower strain revealing that the particles behaved as reinforcing agent...
February 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367543/dna-capping-agent-control-of-electron-transfer-from-silver-nanoparticles
#16
Eden E L Tanner, Stanislav V Sokolov, Neil P Young, Richard G Compton
Silver nanoparticles capped with either DNA or citrate are investigated electrochemically using stripping voltammetry and nano-impacts. Whilst the citrate capped particles are readily oxidised to silver cations at 0.7 V, the DNA capped particles undergo electron transfer from the silver core to the electrode in two distinct potential ranges -0.8 to 1.1 V and 1.125 to 1.2 V, and only undergo complete oxidation at the higher potential range. These potentials reflect the oxidation of guanine and adenine respectively, with a potential sufficient to oxidise both base pairs being necessary to observe full silver oxidation...
April 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316409/facile-synthesis-of-multifunctional-silver-nanoparticles-using-mangrove-plant-excoecaria-agallocha-l-for-its-antibacterial-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-effects
#17
R Bhuvaneswari, R John Xavier, M Arumugam
The current study describes a simple, rapid and eco-friendly method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Excoecaria agallocha (E. agallocha) leaf extract as stabilizer, bioreductant and capping agent. Synthesized AgNPs were characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Generation of AgNPs was initially confirmed with the color change from yellow to dark brown which produces intense absorbance spectra at 440 nm in UV-Vis spectroscopy without any shifting of peaks...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298980/biological-and-antibacterial-properties-of-a-new-silver-fiber-post-in-vitro-evaluation
#18
Claudio Poggio, Federico Trovati, Matteo Ceci, Marco Chiesa, Marco Colombo, Giampiero Pietrocola
BACKGROUND: The incorporation of nano silver particles (AgNPs) to improve antibacterial properties of dental materials has become increasingly common. The aim of the present study was to compare the antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity effects of different fiber posts: glass fiber post, quartz fiber post, nano fiber post and silver fiber post. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The antibacterial activity against S. mutans, S. salivarius and S. sanguis was evaluated by using the agar disc diffusion test (ADT)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282946/ratiometric-dissolved-oxygen-sensors-based-on-ruthenium-complex-doped-with-silver-nanoparticles
#19
Zike Jiang, Xinsheng Yu, Shikui Zhai, Yingyan Hao
A ratiometric optical sensor has been developed with electrospinning processing method for dissolved oxygen measurement. The sensing film is fabricated by using silver nano-particles (Ag NPs) doped with tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) ruthenium(II) dichloride complex (Ru(DPP)₃Cl₂) encapsulated in plasticized polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). An insensitive 3-(2-benzothiazolyl)-7-(diethy lamino)-(6CI,7CI) (Coumarin6) is adopted as reference. The ratio of oxygenation is calculated at each image pixel of a 3CCD camera to quantify the oxygen concentration in aqueous environment...
March 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254569/synthesis-and-characterization-of-core-shell-bimetallic-nanoparticles-for-synergistic-antimicrobial-effect-studies-in-combination-with-doxycycline-on-burn-specific-pathogens
#20
Ali Fakhri, Shiva Tahami, Mahsa Naji
Nano-medicine is a breakthrough discovery in the healthcare sector. Doxycycline is a new generation antibiotic which is proved to be a boon in the treatment of patients with complicated skin infections. We have tried to explore the benefits of synthesized bimetallic silver-gold nanoparticles in combination with new generation antibiotic for burn infections. The bimetallic nanoparticles synthesized by core-shell method were characterized using scanning electron microscopy equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and UV-Vis spectroscopy...
April 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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