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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793179/nano-strategies-for-berberine-delivery-a-natural-alkaloid-of-berberis
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Elaheh Mirhadi, Mehdi Rezaee, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Berberine, as a phytochemical component of some medicinal Chinese herbs (most frequently Berberis vulgaris), is an isoquinoline alkaloid with many therapeutic effects including anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. Berberine has some significant effects on type 2 diabetes through adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation, glycolysis stimulation, and mitochondrial function inhibition which subsequently improves both lipid and glucose metabolism...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792416/phosphotriesterase-magnetic-nanoparticles-bioconjugates-with-improved-enzyme-activity-in-a-biocatalytic-membrane-reactor
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Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes, Rosalinda Mazzei, Mohamed Yahia Marei Abdelrahim, Giuseppe Vitola, Elena Porzio, Giuseppe Manco, Mihail Barboiu, Lidietta Giorno
The need to find alternative bioremediation solutions for organophosphate degradation pushed the research to develop technologies based on organophosphate degrading enzymes, such as phosphotriesterase. The use of free phosphotriesterase poses limits in terms of enzyme reuse, stability and process development. The heterogenization of enzyme on a support and their use in bioreactors implemented by membrane seems a suitable strategy, thanks to the ability of membranes to compartmentalize, to govern mass transfer and provide microenvironment with tuned physico-chemical and structural properties...
May 24, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792033/psbma-conjugated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-selective-igg-separation
#3
Fang Cheng, Chuanlei Zhu, Wei He, Jing Zhao, Jingping Qu
Two types of zwitterionic polymer-modified magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) are fabricated by conjugating pSBMA onto PEI-precoated NPs via either one-step method (1S NPs) or two-step method (2S NPs). For both methods, divinyl sulfone is used as linker molecule. Although 1S NPs were capable of resisting both IgG and BSA, 2S NPs exhibited specificity toward IgG adsorption in complex biological fluids, e.g. mixture of serums and IgG. The moderate interactions (Kd ~1.2 µM) between IgG and 2S NPs are three orders of magnitude lower than IgG binding with Protein A (Kd 10nM)...
May 24, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791801/magnetically-controlled-liposome-aggregates-for-on-demand-release-of-reactive-payloads
#4
Jan Haša, Jaroslav Hanuš, Frantisek Stepanek
A colloidal system able to act as a miniature reactor for on-demand release of reactive payloads has been demonstrated. The system is based on sub-micrometers aggregates consisting of anionic liposomes that act as storage reservoirs for the reactants, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) that enable magnetic positioning in space and controlled release of reactants from the liposomes by radiofrequency stimulation, and an oppositely charged polyelectrolyte (poly-L-lysine) that keeps the constituent elements within the aggregates at a defined ratio...
May 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789454/magnetorelaxometry-in-the-presence-of-a-dc-bias-field-of-ferromagnetic-nanoparticles-bearing-a-viscoelastic-corona
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Victor Rusakov, Yuriy Raikher
With allowance for orientational Brownian motion, the magnetorelaxometry (MRX) signal, i.e., the decay of magnetization generated by an ensemble of ferromagnet nanoparticles, each of which bears a macromolecular corona (a loose layer of polymer gel) is studied. The rheology of corona is modelled by the Jeffreys scheme. The latter, although comprising only three phenomenological parameters, enables one to describe a wide spectrum of viscoelastic media: from linearly viscous liquids to weakly-fluent gels. The "transverse" configuration of MRX is considered where the system is subjected to a DC (constant bias) field, whereas the probing field is applied perpendicularly to the bias one...
May 22, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788872/recent-advances-in-magnetic-nanoparticle-based-molecular-probes-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis-and-therapy
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Qi Zhang, Sudan Wang, Ruirui Qiao, Michael Whittaker, John Quinn, Thomas P Davis, Hongjun Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide, leading to the second most likely cause of cancer-related deaths. Medical imaging is crucial in clinic for HCC screening and diagnosis. Due to the relatively high special resolution and excellent sensitivity, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by using magnetic nanoparticle-based contrast agents has been used so far in HCC imaging and staging, demonstrating great potential and promising in vivo applications. This review focuses on the use of different magnetic nanoparticles for construction of HCC nanoprobes for MR imaging and theranostic purpose...
May 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786715/cancer-cell-membrane-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-mr-nir-fluorescence-dual-modal-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
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Jiong Li, Xuandong Wang, Dongye Zheng, Xinyi Lin, Zuwu Wei, Da Zhang, Zhuanfang Li, Yun Zhang, Ming Wu, Xiaolong Liu
Theranostic nanoprobes integrated with dual-modal imaging and therapeutic functions, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), have exhibited significant potency in cancer treatments due to their high imaging accuracy and non-invasive advantages for cancer elimination. However, biocompatibility and highly efficient accumulation of these nanoprobes in tumor are still unsatisfactory for clinical application. In this study, a photosensitizer -loaded magnetic nanobead with surface further coated with a layer of cancer cell membrane (SSAP-Ce6@CCM) was designed to improve the biocompatibility and cellular uptake and ultimately achieve enhanced MR/NIR fluorescence imaging and PDT efficacy...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785107/near-infrared-light-mediated-photodynamic-photothermal-therapy-nanoplatform-by-the-assembly-of-fe-3-o-4-carbon-dots-with-graphitic-black-phosphorus-quantum-dots
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Ming Zhang, Wentao Wang, Yingjun Cui, Ninglin Zhou, Jian Shen
Background: Recently, combined photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photothermal therapy (PTT) has become a desired treatment for cancer. However, the development of economic, high-efficiency, and safe photosensitizers/photothermal agents remains a significant challenge. Methods: A novel nanocomposite has been developed via the assembly of iron oxide carbon dot (Fe3 O4 -CDs) nanoparticles and black phosphorus quantum dots (genipin [GP]-polyglutamic acid [PGA]-Fe3 O4 -CDs@BPQDs), and this nanocomposite shows a broad light-absorption band and a photodegradable character...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784934/investigation-on-the-structures-and-magnetic-properties-of-carbon-or-nitrogen-doped-cobalt-ferrite-nanoparticles
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Derang Cao, Lining Pan, Jianan Li, Xiaohong Cheng, Zhong Zhao, Jie Xu, Qiang Li, Xia Wang, Shandong Li, Jianbo Wang, Qingfang Liu
Carbon or nitrogen doped cobalt ferrite nanoparticles were synthesized in the air by a facile calcination process. X-ray diffraction, mapping, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and mössbauer spectra results indicate that the nonmetal elements as the interstitial one are doped into cobalt ferrite nanoparticles. The morphologies of doped cobalt ferrite nanoparticles change from near-spherical to irregular cubelike shapes gradually with the increased carbon or nitrogen concentration, and their particles sizes also increase more than 200 nm...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784425/a-novel-bioassay-based-on-aptamer-functionalized-magnetic-nanoparticle-for-the-detection-of-zearalenone-using-time-resolved-fluorescence-nayf-4-ce-tb-nanoparticles-as-signal-probe
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Sobia Niazi, Xiaole Wang, Imran Pasha, Imran Mahmood Khan, Sen Zhao, Muhammad Shoaib, Shijia Wu, Zhouping Wang
Zearalenone (ZEN) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by fungi on stored grains. The earlier detection methods used for ZEN rely on expensive equipment, time-consuming sample preparation and temperature sensitive antibodies. The current work, proposed a novel strategy based on ZEN aptamer labeled with amine-functionalized magnetic nanoparticle (MNPs) as a capture probe and time-resolved fluorescence (TRFL) nanoparticles labeled with complementary DNA (cDNA) as a signal probe. Under the optimized conditions, TRFL intensity at 544 nm was used to measure ZEN (R2 = 0...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784371/phosphate-imprinted-magnetic-nanoparticles-using-phenylphosphonic-acid-as-a-template-for-excellent-recognition-of-tyrosine-phosphopeptides
#11
Qisi Liu, Kaina Zhang, Yuhao Jin, Xiangfeng Wang, Yuan Liu, Hailing Liu, Mengxia Xie
The tyrosine phosphorylation of proteins and peptides plays a vital role in cell signal transduction pathways, and it is very important to assay them for understanding their action mechanism. Due to the low levels of the tyrosine phosphopeptides (pTyr) in cells, it is a challenge to enrich them with traditional sorbents, therefore, development of specific and selective sorbents is urgent and necessary. In this work, the phosphate-imprinted magnetic nanoparticles (PMNPs) to enrich the pTyr with high efficiency and selectivity have been fabricated using the phenylphosphonic acid as a template for the "epitope" of pTyr...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784342/rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-staphylococcus-aureus-assisted-by-polydopamine-modified-magnetic-nanoparticles
#12
Xiaomei Gao, Xin Yao, Zitao Zhong, Li Jia
Pathogens cause significant morbidity and mortality to humans. Thus, development of fast and reliable methods for detection and identification of pathogens is urgently needed to increase protection level of public health and ensure the safety of consumers. Herein, a rapid and sensitive method has been developed for Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) detection based on the dual role of polydopamine modified magnetic nanoparticles (PDA@Fe3 O4 NPs) combined with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and capillary electrophoresis (CE)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784312/core-shell-fe-3-o-4-polydopamine-nanoparticles-as-sorbent-for-magnetic-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-of-copper-from-food-samples
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Emre Yavuz, Şerife Tokalıoğlu, Şaban Patat
In the present study, core-shell Fe3 O4 polydopamine nanoparticles were synthesized and used for the first time as an adsorbent for the vortex assisted magnetic dispersive solid phase extraction of copper from food samples. After elution, copper in the solutions was determined by FAAS. The adsorbent was characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area, and zeta potential measurements...
October 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782173/field-directed-self-assembly-of-mutually-polarizable-nanoparticles
#14
Zachary M Sherman, Dipanjan Ghosh, James W Swan
Directed assembly of dielectric and paramagnetic nanoparticles can be used to synthesize diverse functional materials that polarize in response to an externally applied electric or magnetic field. However, theories capable of predicting the self-assembled states are lacking. In the proposed work, we develop a complete thermodynamic description of such assemblies for spherical nanoparticles. We show how an important physical feature of these types of particles, mutual polarization, sculpts the free energy landscape and has a remarkably strong influence on the nature of the self-assembled states...
May 21, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781005/direct-observation-of-dynamical-magnetization-reversal-process-governed-by-shape-anisotropy-in-single-nife-2-o-4-nanowire
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Junli Zhang, Shimeng Zhu, Hongli Li, Liu Zhu, Yang Hu, Weixing Xia, Xixiang Zhang, Yong Peng, Jiecai Fu
Discovering how the magnetization reversal process is governed by the magnetic anisotropy in magnetic nanomaterials is essential and significant to understand the magnetic behaviour of micro-magnetics and to facilitate the design of magnetic nanostructures for diverse technological applications. In this study, we present a direct observation of a dynamical magnetization reversal process in single NiFe2O4 nanowire, thus clearly revealing the domination of shape anisotropy on its magnetic behaviour. Individual nanoparticles on the NiFe2O4 nanowire appear as single domain states in the remanence state, which is maintained until the magnetic field reaches 200 Oe...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780995/magnetic-conjugated-polymer-nanoparticles-doped-with-a-europium-complex-for-biomedical-imaging
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E Kemal, R Peters, S Bourke, S Fairclough, P Bergstrom-Mann, D M Owen, L Sandiford, L A Dailey, M Green
Self-assembling conjugated polymer nanoparticles containing PVK and PLGA-PEG as a matrix polymer were doped with both a luminescent rare-earth complex and magnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs), giving rise to materials that are both luminescent and magnetic. Nanoparticle sizes ranged from 80-110 nm without SPIONs and showed an increase in size (200-1000 nm) with additional SPION content (11-54%). Quantum yields (QYs) of 24% and 18% were measured for systems without and with 11% SPIONs, respectively. Optical properties were stable and suitable for biological imaging applications...
May 21, 2018: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780245/protein-delivery-nanosystem-of-six-arm-copolymer-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-poly-ethylene-glycol-for-long-term-sustained-release
#17
Jianwei Duan, Chao Liu, Xiaoyu Liang, Xuanling Li, Youlu Chen, Zuoguan Chen, Xiaoli Wang, Deling Kong, Yongjun Li, Jing Yang
Background: To address the issue of delivery of proteins, a six-arm copolymer, six-arm poly (ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol) (6S-PCL-PEG), was synthesized by a simple two-step reaction. Thereafter, the application of 6S-PCL-PEG as a protein carrier was evaluated. Materials and methods: A six-arm copolymer, six-arm poly(ε-caprolactone) (6S-PCL), was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization, with stannous octoate as a catalyst and inositol as an initiator...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779258/hyperpolarized-porous-silicon-nanoparticles-potential-theragnostic-material-for-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-si-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Hyeonglim Seo, Ikjang Choi, Nicholas Whiting, Jingzhe Hu, Quy Son Luu, Shivanand Pudakalakatti, Caitlin McCowan, Yaewon Kim, Niki Zacharias, Seunghyun Lee, Pratip Bhattacharya, Youngbok Lee
Porous silicon nanoparticles have recently garnered attention as potentially-promising biomedical platforms for drug delivery and medical diagnostics. Here, we demonstrate porous silicon nanoparticles as contrast agents for ²⁹Si magnetic resonance imaging. Size-controlled porous silicon nanoparticles were synthesized by magnesiothermic reduction of silica nanoparticles and were surface activated for further functionalization. Particles were hyperpolarized via dynamic nuclear polarization to enhance their ²⁹Si MR signals; the particles demonstrated long ²⁹Si spin-lattice relaxation (T₁) times (~ 25 mins), which suggests potential applicability for medical imaging...
May 20, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778557/nanotechnological-foundations-of-a-%C3%A2-new%C3%A2-nephrology
#19
M Laura Sorian, Alberto Rodríguez-Benot, Miguel Valcárcel
After contextualising the generic frameworks of nanotechnology and nanomedicine, the 2disciplines are discussed in the field of Nephrology. The potential downside to nanonephrology is the renal clearance of nanoparticles, the use of which is ever-increasing both for nanomedicinal purposes and in nanofoods. The positive impact of nanotechnology in Nephrology is centred on the development of renal nanodiagnostics for basic renal function studies, the early diagnosis of acute kidney injury, reliable and simple follow-up of chronic kidney disease and the improvement of magnetic resonance imaging...
May 16, 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778406/magnetic-nanocomposite-of-chitosan-schiff-base-grafted-graphene-oxide-for-lead-analysis-in-whole-blood
#20
Shahram Seidi, Mahshid Majd, Maryam Rezazadeh, Maryam Shanehsaz
A new Schiff base grafted graphene oxide-magnetic chitosan was utilized as a novel sorbent for extraction and quantification of lead ion in blood samples via dispersive magnetic solid phase extraction. The prepared nanocomposite sorbent was characterized by SEM, TEM, FT-IR, XRD, VSM and EDX and the quantification analysis was performed by microsampling flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The important parameters on the extraction efficiency were thoroughly optimized by means of experimental design. Under the optimized conditions, an aliquot of 50 mL of sample (pH 6...
May 17, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
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