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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
#2
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
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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...
May 17, 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
#5
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
#7
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...
March 30, 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
#8
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254293/high-fluorescence-emission-silver-nano-particles-coated-with-poly-styrene-g-soybean-oil-graft-copolymers-antibacterial-activity-and-polymerization-kinetics
#15
Baki Hazer, Özlem A Kalaycı
Autoxidation of poly unsaturated fatty acids makes negative effect on foods. In this work, this negative effect was turned to a great advantage using autoxidized soybean oil as a macroperoxide nanocomposite initiator containing silver nano particles in free radical polymerization of vinyl monomers. The synthesis of soybean oil macro peroxide was carried out by exposing soybean oil to air oxygen with the presence of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) at room temperature. Autoxidized soybean oil macroperoxide containing silver nanoparticles (Agsbox) successfully initiated the free radical polymerization of styrene in order to obtain Polystyrene (PS)-g-soybean oil graft copolymer containing Ag NPs...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248108/elemental-mass-size-distribution-for-characterization-quantification-and-identification-of-trace-nanoparticles-in-serum-and-environmental-waters
#16
Xiao-Xia Zhou, Jing-Fu Liu, Gui-Bin Jiang
Accurate characterization, quantification, and identification of nanoparticles (NPs) are essential to fully understand the environmental processes and effects of NPs. Herein, the elemental mass size distribution (EMSD), which measures particle size, mass, and composition, is proposed for the direct size characterization, mass quantification, and composition identification of trace NPs in complex matrixes. A one-step method for the rapid measurement of EMSDs in 8 min was developed through the online coupling of size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223482/a-network-perspective-reveals-decreasing-material-diversity-in-studies-on-nanoparticle-interactions-with-dissolved-organic-matter
#17
Nicole Sani-Kast, Jérôme Labille, Patrick Ollivier, Danielle Slomberg, Konrad Hungerbühler, Martin Scheringer
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) strongly influences the properties and fate of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in aquatic environments. There is an extensive body of experiments on interactions between DOM and ENPs and also larger particles. [We denote particles on the nano- and micrometer scale as particulate matter (PM).] However, the experimental results are very heterogeneous, and a general mechanistic understanding of DOM-PM interactions is still missing. In this situation, recent reviews have called to expand the range of DOM and ENPs studied...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213297/retention-of-silver-nano-particles-and-silver-ions-in-calcareous-soils-influence-of-soil-properties
#18
Samaneh Rahmatpour, Mehran Shirvani, Mohammad R Mosaddeghi, Mehdi Bazarganipour
The rapid production and application of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have led to significant release of AgNPs into the terrestrial environments. Once released into the soil, AgNPs could enter into different interactions with soil particles which play key roles in controlling the fate and transport of these nanoparticles. In spite of that, experimental studies on the retention of AgNPs in soils are very scarce. Hence, the key objective of this research was to find out the retention behavior of AgNPs and Ag(I) ions in a range of calcareous soils...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206760/nanoengineered-eggshell-silver-tailored-copolyester-polymer-blend-film-with-antimicrobial-properties
#19
Boniface J Tiimob, Gregory Mwinyelle, Woubit Abdela, Temesgen Samuel, Shaik Jeelani, Vijaya K Rangari
In this study, the reinforcement effect of different proportions of eggshell/silver (ES-Ag) nanomaterial on the structural and antimicrobial properties of 70/30 poly(butylene-co-adipate terephthalate)/polylactic acid (PBAT/PLA) immiscible blends was investigated. The ES-Ag was synthesized using a single step ball milling process and characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). These results confirmed the existence of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in the interstitial spaces of the eggshell particles...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108159/influence-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-benthic-oxygen-consumption-of-microbial-communities-in-freshwater-sediments-determined-by-microelectrodes
#20
Lingzhan Miao, Chao Wang, Jun Hou, Peifang Wang, Yanhui Ao, Yi Li, Yu Yao, Bowen Lv, Yangyang Yang, Guoxiang You, Yi Xu
The increased use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) will inevitably result in the release of these particles into aquatic environments, with sediments as a substantial sink. However, we do not know whether AgNPs present potential impacts in sediment functioning. In this study, a microcosm approach was constructed, and the potential impacts of AgNPs and PVP-coated AgNPs on oxygen consumption in freshwater sediments (collected from Taihu Lake) were determined using oxygen microelectrodes. To our knowledge, this is the first time that microelectrodes have been used to estimate the impacts of AgNPs in sediments...
May 2017: Environmental Pollution
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