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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636086/selective-and-tunable-near-infrared-and-visible-light-transmittance-of-moo3-x-nanocomposites-with-different-crystallinity
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Ning Li, Yamei Li, Guangyao Sun, Yining Ma, Tianci Chang, Shidong Ji, Heliang Yao, Xun Cao, Shanhu Bao, Ping Jin
In this Communication, we report MoO3-x nanocomposites in which the near-infrared and visible light transmittance can be selectively modulated through the crystallinity. The MoO3-x nanocomposites were fabricated by a hydrothermal method, and their optical properties were characterized by UV-Vis spectrometer. The obtained results proved the possibility to tune the nanocomposite's optical properties in the UV/Visible spectral region: crystalline MoO3 mainly regulates the near-infrared range (800-2600 nm), and amorphous MoO3-x mainly changes the visible range from 350 nm to 800 nm and MoO3-x , with semi-crystalline structures mainly modulating around 800-1000 nm...
June 21, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633153/association-between-visual-function-and-subretinal-drusenoid-deposits-in-normal-and-early-age-related-macular-degeneration-eyes
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David Neely, Anna V Zarubina, Mark E Clark, Carrie E Huisingh, Gregory R Jackson, Yuhua Zhang, Gerald McGwin, Christine A Curcio, Cynthia Owsley
PURPOSE: To examine the association between subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDDs) identified by multimodal retinal imaging and visual function in older eyes with normal macular health or in the earliest phases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Age-related macular degeneration status for each eye was defined according to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) 9-step classification system (normal = Step 1, early AMD = Steps 2-4) based on color fundus photographs...
July 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632841/green-light-autofluorescence-versus-combined-blue-light-autofluorescence-and-near-infrared-reflectance-imaging-in-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Maximilian Pfau, Lukas Goerdt, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Matthias M Mauschitz, Divyansh K Mishra, Frank G Holz, Moritz Lindner, Monika Fleckenstein
Purpose: To compare the intermodality and interreader agreement for geographic atrophy (GA) lesion size quantification in green-light fundus autofluorescence (GAF; excitation = 518 nm) versus combined blue-light fundus autofluorescence (BAF; excitation = 488 nm) and near-infrared reflectance (NIR; 820 nm) -based grading. Methods: Confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO) GAF, BAF, and NIR images of 40 eyes from 29 patients (mean age 79.7 years) with GA secondary to AMD were recorded according to a standardized protocol...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632533/investigation-of-two-prototypes-of-novel-noncontact-technologies-for-automated-real-time-capture-of-incremental-drug-administration-data-from-syringes
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Benjamin Eagle, David J Williams, John Dingley
BACKGROUND: An ideal electronic anesthesia recording system would be capable of not only recording physiological data but also injectable drug doses given, including those given incrementally from one syringe, without recourse to manual data entry. We compared 2 prototype devices which wirelessly recognized individual syringes and measured changes in their plunger positions via 2 different optical noncontact means, allowing calculation of incremental drug doses given. METHODS: Both devices incorporated a radio-frequency identification reader, which wirelessly read a unique code from a radio-frequency identification tag within syringe drug labels...
June 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632318/-the-easier-the-better-preparation-of-efficient-photocatalysts-metastable-poly-heptazine-imide-salts
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Zupeng Chen, Aleksandr Savateev, Sergey Pronkin, Vasiliki Papaefthimiou, Christian Wolff, Marc Georg Willinger, Elena Willinger, Dieter Neher, Markus Antonietti, Dariya Dontsova
Cost-efficient, visible-light-driven hydrogen production from water is an attractive potential source of clean, sustainable fuel. Here, it is shown that thermal solid state reactions of traditional carbon nitride precursors (cyanamide, melamine) with NaCl, KCl, or CsCl are a cheap and straightforward way to prepare poly(heptazine imide) alkali metal salts, whose thermodynamic stability decreases upon the increase of the metal atom size. The chemical structure of the prepared salts is confirmed by the results of X-ray photoelectron and infrared spectroscopies, powder X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy studies, and, in the case of sodium poly(heptazine imide), additionally by atomic pair distribution function analysis and 2D powder X-ray diffraction pattern simulations...
June 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631808/fabrication-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-mediated-single-bimolecular-inclusion-complex-characterization-molecular-docking-in-vitro-release-and-bioavailability-studies-for-gefitinib-and-simvastatin-conjugate
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Souvik Basak, Sandip Mondal, Suddhasattya Dey, Plaban Bhattacharya, Achintya Saha, Vinay Deep Punetha, Ali Abbas, Nanda Gopal Sahoo
OBJECTIVES: Introduction of multiple molecules in a single inclusion complex, albeit cheaper, lacks conclusive attempts in earlier drug delivery reports. This manuscript emphasizes simultaneous incorporation of two anticancer drugs, gefitinib (G) and simvastatin (S), in a single molecule of β-cyclodextrin for the first time to achieve effective drug delivery. METHODS: The inclusion complex (GSBCD) was prepared by cosolvent evaporation technique using β-cyclodextrin (BCD) as carrier...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630812/molecular-properties-of-a-dtd-channelrhodopsin-from-guillardia-theta
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Yumeka Yamauchi, Masae Konno, Shota Ito, Satoshi P Tsunoda, Keiichi Inoue, Hideki Kandori
Microbial rhodopsins are membrane proteins found widely in archaea, eubacteria and eukaryotes (fungal and algal species). They have various functions, such as light-driven ion pumps, light-gated ion channels, light sensors and light-activated enzymes. A light-driven proton pump bacteriorhodopsin (BR) contains a DTD motif at positions 85, 89, and 96, which is unique to archaeal proton pumps. Recently, channelrhodopsins (ChRs) containing the DTD motif, whose sequential identity is ~20% similar to BR and to cation ChRs in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (CrCCRs), were found...
2017: Biophysics and Physicobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629087/a-novel-candidate-for-wound-dressing-transparent-porous-maghemite-cellulose-nanocomposite-membranes-with-controlled-release-of-doxorubicin-from-a-simple-approach
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Hao Zhang, Xiaogang Luo, Hu Tang, Mingming Zheng, Fenghong Huang
The aim of this study is to develop transparent maghemite/cellulose nanocomposite membranes with high porosity, high adsorption capacity and controlled release of doxorubicin to be used as a candidate for wound dressing. The membranes were fabricated by a tape casting method through blending a homogeneous dispersion of citrate coated maghemite nanoparticles and cellulose in the NaOH/urea aqueous solution system. The prepared membranes were characterized by Light transmittance measurements, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray Diffractometry (XRD), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Tensile tests and Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM)...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629056/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-potentials-of-biosynthesized-colloidal-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-for-a-fortified-cold-cream-formulation-a-potent-nanocosmeceutical-application
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Sonia S, Linda Jeeva Kumari H, Ruckmani K, Sivakumar M
Nanocosmeceuticals are promising applications of nanotechnology in personal care industries. Zinc oxide is an inorganic material that is non-toxic and skin compatible with self-cleansing and microbicidal properties. Herein, exploitation of colloidal zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONps) as potent biomaterial for a topical formulation of cosmetic and dermatological significance is employed. ZnONps were green synthesized using environmentally benign Adhatoda vasica leaf extract and characterized by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), dynamic light scattering (DLS), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629031/near-infrared-persistent-luminescence-phosphors-znga-2-o-4-cr-3-as-an-accurately-tracker-to-photothermal-therapy-in-vivo-for-visual-treatment
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Hongbin Chen, Bin Zheng, Chao Liang, Li Zhao, Ying Zhang, Huizhuo Pan, Wanying Ji, Xiaoqun Gong, Hanjie Wang, Jin Chang
The photothermal therapy agents induced by 808 nm near infrared light laser have good potential for photothermal therapy (PTT) in vivo, with the advantages of harmless treatment, minimally invasion, high efficiency and deep tissue penetration. For the traditional photothermal therapy agents, however, it was impossible to track them in vivo because of the low signal-to-noise ratio, so we cannot conduct the extra near infrared light laser to radiate tumors sites accurately. Herein, we introduce a new complex: indocyanine green (ICG), near-infrared persistent luminescence (PL) phosphors ZnGa2O4:Cr(3+) (ZGC) and mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) (ICG@mZGC nanoparticles) were assembled for long-lasting optical imaging to guide PTT...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629007/upconverting-and-persistent-luminescent-nanocarriers-for-accurately-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
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Peiqi Zhao, Wei Ji, Shiyong Zhou, Lihua Qiu, Lanfang Li, Zhengzi Qian, Xianming Liu, Huilai Zhang, Xuchen Cao
The fluorescence-guided photothermal therapy (FPTT) has great potential in cancer treatment. However, the conventional FPTT has to be stimulated by external light, which tends to increase background noise and leads to the inaccurate infrared light irradiation for PTT. In this study, upconverting and persistent luminescent nanocarriers (UPLNs) loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles (UPLNs@mSiO2) were first designed to solve the problem mentioned above. The UPLNs cores can effectively reduce the short-lived autofluorescence interference by exerting the delay time between signal acquisition and pulsed excitation light...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628725/dendronized-semiconducting-polymer-as-photothermal-nanocarrier-for-remote-activation-of-gene-expression
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Yan Lyu, Dong Cui, He Sun, Yansong Miao, Hongwei Duan, Kanyi Pu
Regulation of transgene systems is imperative to develop innovative medicines. However, noninvasive remote control of gene expression has been rarely developed and remains elusive. We herein synthesize a near-infrared (NIR) absorbing dendronized semiconducting polymer (DSP) and utilize it as a photothermal nanocarrier not only to efficiently deliver genes but also to spatiotemporally control gene expression in conjunction with heat-inducible promoter. DSP has a high photothermal conversion efficiency (44.2%) at 808 nm, permitting fast transduction of NIR light into heat signals for intracellular activation of transcription...
June 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628685/a-systematic-review-of-light-emitting-diode-led-phototherapy-for-treatment-of-psoriasis-an-emerging-therapeutic-modality
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Derek Ho, Eugene Koo, Andrew Mamalis, Jared Jagdeo
<p>Background: Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition. The economic burden of psoriasis is approximately $35.2 billion in the United States per year, and treatment costs are increasing at a higher rate than general inflation. Light emitting diode (LED) phototherapy may represent a cost-effective, efficacious, safe, and portable treatment modality for psoriasis.</p> <p>Objective: The goal of our manuscript is to review the published literature and provide evidence-based recommendations on LED phototherapy for the treatment of psoriasis...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628331/quantum-cascade-laser-spectral-histopathology-breast-cancer-diagnostics-using-high-throughput-chemical-imaging
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Michael John Pilling, Alex Henderson, Peter Gardner
Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) microscopy, coupled with machine learning approaches, has been demonstrated to be a powerful technique for identifying abnormalities in human tissue. The ability to objectively identify the pre-diseased state, and diagnose cancer with high levels of accuracy, has the potential to revolutionise current histopathological practice. Despite recent technological advances in FT-IR microscopy, sample throughput and speed of acquisition are key barriers to clinical translation. Wide-field quantum cascade laser (QCL) infrared imaging systems with large focal plane array detectors and utilising discrete frequency imaging, have demonstrated that large tissue microarrays (TMA) can be imaged in a matter of minutes...
June 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628303/folate-and-heptamethine-cyanine-modified-chitosan-based-nanotheranostics-for-tumor-targeted-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
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Yingying Zhang, Tingting Lv, Huijuan Zhang, Xiaodong Xie, Ziying Li, Haijun Chen, Yu Gao
Folate (FA) and heptamethine cyanine (Cy7)-modified chitosan (CF7) was synthesized by click chemistry and its self-assembled nanoparticles (CF7Ns) were developed for tumor-specific imaging and photodynamic therapy. The characterization spectrum confirmed CF7 had a good FA and Cy7 conjugation efficacy. The diameter of CF7Ns measured by DLS was about 291.6 nm and the morphology observed with AFM showed filamentous clusters of particles. The results of targeting ability of CF7Ns demonstrated enhanced targeting behaviors of CF7Ns compared with non-FA-modified nanoparticles C7Ns in FA receptor-positive HeLa cells...
June 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627734/role-of-cytoskeletal-mechanics-and-cell-membrane-fluidity-in-the-intracellular-delivery-of-molecules-mediated-by-laser-activated-carbon-nanoparticles
#16
Stefany Y Holguin, Caleb F Anderson, Naresh N Thadhani, Mark R Prausnitz
Exposure of cells and nanoparticles to near-infrared nanosecond pulsed laser light can lead to efficient intracellular delivery of molecules while maintaining high cell viability by a photoacoustic phenomenon known as transient nanoparticle energy transduction (TNET). Here, we examined the influence of cytoskeletal mechanics and plasma membrane fluidity on intracellular uptake of molecules and loss of cell viability due to TNET. We found that destabilization of actin filaments using latrunculin A led to greater uptake of molecules and less viability loss caused by TNET...
June 19, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627559/a-luminescent-lanthanide-approach-towards-direct-visualization-of-primary-cilia-in-living-cells
#17
Hongguang Li, Rongfeng Lan, Chi-Fai Chan, Guochen Bao, Chen Xie, Pak-Ho Chu, William C S Tai, Shuai Zha, Jing-Xiang Zhang, Ka-Leung Wong
We report a direct imaging tool, HGEu001, for primary cilia in living cells, which is specific, and based on the UV light or near infrared laser (via two-photon excitation) induced long-lived europium luminescence.
June 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627326/triphenylamines-induce-cell-death-upon-2-photon-excitation
#18
Rahima Chennoufi, Florence Mahuteau-Betzer, Patrick Tauc, Marie-Paule Teulade-Fichou, Eric Deprez
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising therapeutic method for several diseases, in particular for cancer. This approach uses a photosensitizer, oxygen, and an external light source to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) at lethal doses to induce cell death. One drawback of current PDT is the use of visible light which has poor penetration in tissues. Such a limitation could be overcome by the use of novel organic compounds compatible with photoactivation under near-infrared light excitation. Triphenylamines (TPAs) are highly fluorescent compounds that are efficient to induce cell death upon visible light excitation (458 nm), but outside the biological spectral window...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626897/ultrastable-near-infrared-conjugated-polymer-nanoparticles-for-dually-photoactive-tumor-inhibition
#19
Tao Yang, Ling Liu, Yibin Deng, Zhengqing Guo, Guobing Zhang, Zhishen Ge, Hengte Ke, Huabing Chen
It is highly desired that satisfactory photoactive agents with ideal photophysical characteristics are explored for potent cancer phototherapeutics. Herein, bifunctional nanoparticles of low-bandgap donor-acceptor (D-A)-type conjugated-polymer nanoparticles (CP-NPs) are developed to afford a highly efficient singlet-to-triplet transition and photothermal conversion for near-infrared (NIR) light-induced photodynamic (PDT)/photothermal (PTT) treatment. CP-NPs display remarkable NIR absorption with the peak at 782 nm, and perfect resistance to photobleaching...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624745/silver-chloride-enwrapped-silver-grafted-on-nitrogen-doped-reduced-graphene-oxide-as-a-highly-efficient-visible-light-driven-photocatalyst
#20
Liang Wang, Yilun Shi, Tianfu Wang, Lili Zhang
The visible-light-driven plasmonic photocatalyst silver chloride enwrapped silver/nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide (AgCl@Ag/N-rGO) was prepared by a facile hydrothermal-in situ oxidation method and characterized by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS). The characterization results reveal that Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were first grafted on N-rGO via N-groups as anchor sites and then enwrapped by AgCl by in situ oxidation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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