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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340293/functional-paper-based-platform-for-rapid-capture-and-detection-of-ceo2-nanoparticles
#1
Ali Othman, Daniel Andreescu, Dinusha P Karunaratne, Suryadevara V Babu, Silvana Andreescu
Development of systems for capture, sequestration and tracking of nanoparticles (NPs) is becoming a significant focus in many aspects of nanotechnology and environmental research. These systems enable a broad range of applications for evaluating concentration, distribution and effects of NPs for environmental, clinical, epidemiological and occupational exposure studies. Herein, we describe the first example of a ligand-graft multifunctional platform for capture and detection of cerium oxide (CeO2 or ceria) NPs...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337905/simultaneous-detection-of-dihydroxybenzene-isomers-with-zno-nanorod-carbon-cloth-electrodes
#2
Shangjun Meng, Ying Hong, Ziyang Dai, Wei Huang, Xiao-Chen Dong
Herein, ZnO nanorods with average diameters of 50 nm were uniformly anchored on the surface of carbon cloth directly by a simply hydrothermal method. The nanorods growing in situ along the specific direction of (002) have single crystalline features and a columnar structure. Based on the ZnO nanorod/carbon cloth composite, free-standing electrodes were fabricated for the simultaneous determination of dihydroxybenzene isomers. The ZnO nanorod/carbon cloth electrodes exhibited excellent electrochemical stability, high sensitivity and selectivity...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332830/performance-and-mechanism-of-uranium-adsorption-from-seawater-to-polydopamine-inspired-sorbents
#3
Fengcheng Wu, Ning Pu, Gang Ye, Taoxiang Sun, Zhe Wang, Yang Song, Wenqing Wang, Xiaomei Huo, Yuexiang Lu, Jing Chen
Developing facile and robust technologies for effective enrichment of uranium from the seawater is of great significance for resource sustainability and environmental safety. By exploiting the mussel-inspired polydopamine (PDA) chemistry, diverse types of PDA-functionalized sorbents including magnetic nanoparticle (MNP), ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) and glass fiber carpet (GFC) were synthesized. The PDA functional layers with abundant catechol and amine/imine groups provided an excellent platform for the binding to uranium...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330095/potential-mosquito-repellent-compounds-of-ocimum-species-against-3n7h-and-3q8i-of-anopheles-gambiae
#4
Venugopal Gaddaguti, Talluri Venkateswara Rao, Allu Prasada Rao
Mosquitoes are exceptionally efficient in detecting their hosts for blood meal using odorant binding proteins, viz. 3N7H and 3Q8I and spread several dreadful diseases. DEET is a synthetic mosquito repellent widely used all over world for protection against mosquito bite. Reports reveal that, synthetic mosquito repellents may pose health problems in considerably large population. In view of the above fact, we made an attempt to discover efficient and novel natural mosquito repellent compounds with least impact on human health...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325490/development-and-application-of-a-new-in-line-coupling-of-a-miniaturized-boronate-affinity-monolithic-column-with-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-for-the-selective-enrichment-and-analysis-of-cis-diol-containing-compounds
#5
Maria Betzabeth Espina-Benitez, Jérôme Randon, Claire Demesmay, Vincent Dugas
An integrated, miniaturized and fully automated system was developed for the analysis (preconcentration/purification, separation and detection) of cis-diol containing molecules in complex matrices. This innovative in-line coupling system was achieved via the in-situ and localized synthesis of a short segment of silica-based monolith at the inlet of a 75-μm inner diameter fused silica capillary. The monolithic segment was locally functionalized with an acrylamide derivative of phenylboronic acid by free radical photopolymerization within 10min of irradiation time...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325330/hollow-hyaluronic-acid-particles-by-competition-between-adhesive-and-cohesive-properties-of-catechol-for-anticancer-drug-carrier
#6
Jeongwook Lee, Ki Chun Yoo, Jaehyoung Ko, Bowon Yoo, Joohuei Shin, Su-Jae Lee, Daewon Sohn
The marine mussel-inspired properties of catechol, adhesiveness and cohesiveness, have been applied with pH control to fabricate hollow particles using a silica core and catechol-modified hyaluronic acid (HA-CA) shell for an anticancer drug carrier. The competition between adhesive and cohesive properties of catechol with different pH values leads to various structures, a rough catechol modified HA (HA-CA) shell at pH 5.5, monodisperse spherical silica@HA-CA particles at pH 7.4, and an amorphous HA-CA layer at pH 8...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323555/influence-of-dopamine-related-genes-on-neurobehavioral-recovery-after-traumatic-brain-injury-during-early-childhood
#7
Amery Treble-Barna, Shari L Wade, Lisa J Martin, Valentina Pilipenko, Keith Owen Yeates, H Gerry Taylor, Brad G Kurowski
The present study examined the association of dopamine-related genes with short- and long-term neurobehavioral recovery, as well as neurobehavioral recovery trajectories over time, in children who had sustained early childhood traumatic brain injuries (TBI) relative to children who had sustained orthopedic injuries (OI). Participants were recruited from a prospective, longitudinal study evaluating outcomes of children who sustained a TBI (n = 68) or OI (n = 72) between the ages of 3 and 7 years. Parents completed ratings of child executive function and behavior at the immediate post-acute period (0-3 months after injury); 6, 12, and 18 months after injury; and an average of 3...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323415/facile-access-to-multi-sensitive-and-self-healing-hydrogels-with-reversible-and-dynamic-boronic-ester-and-disulfide-linkages
#8
Ruiwei Guo, Qian Su, Jinwei Zhang, Anjie Dong, Cunguo Lin, Jianhua Zhang
Multifunctional and multi-responsive hydrogels have presented a promising platform to design and fabricate smart devices for application in a wide variety of fields. However, their preparations often involve multistep preparation of multi-responsive polymer precursors, tedious reactions to introduce functional groups or sophisticated molecular designs. In this work, a multifunctional boronic acid-based crosslinker bis(phenylboronic acid carbamoyl) cystamine (BPBAC) was readily prepared from inexpensive commercially available 3-carboxylphenylboronic acid (CPBA) and cystamine dihydrochloride, which has the ability to crosslink the cis-diols and catechol-containing hydrophilic polymers to form hydrogels...
March 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322896/pharmacokinetics-of-opicapone-a-third-generation-comt-inhibitor-after-single-and-multiple-oral-administration-a-comparative-study-in-the-rat
#9
Daniela Gonçalves, Gilberto Alves, Ana Fortuna, Patrício Soares-da-Silva, Amílcar Falcão
Opicapone is a novel potent, reversible and purely peripheral catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor that has been developed to be used as an adjunct to levodopa/aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase inhibitor therapy for Parkinson's disease. Thus, this study aimed to compare the plasma pharmacokinetics of opicapone and its active metabolite (BIA 9-1079) after the administration of single and multiple oral doses to rats. Wistar rats (n=8 per group) were orally treated with single (30, 60 or 90mg/kg) or multiple (30mg/kg once-daily for seven consecutive days) oral doses of opicapone...
March 16, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317766/first-evidences-of-interaction-between-pyranoanthocyanins-and-salivary-proline-rich-proteins
#10
Ignacio García-Estévez, Luís Cruz, Joana Oliveira, Nuno Mateus, Victor de Freitas, Susana Soares
The contribution of other classes of polyphenol compounds besides tannins to the overall perception of astringency is still poorly understood. So, this work aimed to study the interaction between a family of salivary proline-rich proteins (aPRPs) and representative pyranoanthocyanins in red wines [pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside (vitisin B), pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside-catechol, and pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside-epicatechin] using saturation transfer difference-NMR and MALDI-TOF. For vitisin B KD was of 1.74mM; for pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside-catechol was 1...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315782/human-comt-over-expression-confers-a-heightened-susceptibility-to-dyskinesia-in-mice
#11
Oscar Solís, Jose-Rubén García-Montes, Patricia Garcia-Sanz, Antonio S Herranz, Maria-José Asensio, Gina Kang, Noboru Hiroi, Rosario Moratalla
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) degrades dopamine and its precursor l-DOPA and plays a critical role in regulating synaptic dopamine actions. We investigated the effects of heightened levels of COMT on dopamine-regulated motor behaviors and molecular alterations in a mouse model of dyskinesia. Transgenic mice overexpressing human COMT (TG) and their wildtype (WT) littermates received unilateral 6-OHDA lesions in the dorsal striatum and were treated chronically with l-DOPA for two weeks. l-DOPA-induced dyskinesia was exacerbated in TG mice without altering l-DOPA motor efficacy as determined by contralateral rotations or motor coordination...
March 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296083/immobilization-of-pt-nanoparticles-via-rapid-and-reusable-electropolymerization-of-dopamine-on-tio2-nanotube-arrays-for-reversible-sers-substrates-and-nonenzymatic-glucose-sensors
#12
Jingsheng Cai, Jianying Huang, Mingzheng Ge, James Iocozzia, Zhiqun Lin, Ke-Qin Zhang, Yuekun Lai
Inspired by mussel-adhesion phenomena in nature, polydopamine (PDA) coatings are a promising route to multifunctional platforms for decorating various materials. The typical self-polymerization process of dopamine is time-consuming and the coatings of PDA are not reusable. Herein, a reusable and time-saving strategy for the electrochemical polymerization of dopamine (EPD) is reported. The PDA layer is deposited on vertically aligned TiO2 nanotube arrays (NTAs). Owing to the abundant catechol and amine groups in the PDA layer, uniform Pt nanoparticles (NPs) are deposited onto the TiO2 NTAs and can effectively prevent the recombination of electron-hole pairs generated from photo-electrocatalysis and transfer the captured electrons to participate in the photo-electrocatalytic reaction process...
March 10, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296024/a-moldable-nanocomposite-hydrogel-composed-of-a-mussel-inspired-polymer-and-a-nanosilicate-as-a-fit-to-shape-tissue-sealant
#13
Yuan Liu, Hao Meng, Zichen Qian, Ni Fan, Wonyoung Choi, Feng Zhao, Bruce P Lee
The engineering of bioadhesives to bind and conform to the complex contour of tissue surfaces remains a challenge. We have developed a novel moldable nanocomposite hydrogel by combining dopamine-modified poly(ethylene glycol) and the nanosilicate Laponite, without the use of cytotoxic oxidants. The hydrogel transitioned from a reversibly cross-linked network formed by dopamine-Laponite interfacial interactions to a covalently cross-linked network through the slow autoxidation and cross-linking of catechol moieties...
March 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294495/ultrathin-covalently-bound-organic-layers-on-mica-formation-of-atomically-flat-biofunctionalizable-surfaces
#14
Rickdeb Sen, Digvijay Gahtory, Rui Rijo Carvalho, Bauke Albada, Floris L van Delft, Han Zuilhof
Mica is the substrate of choice for microscopic visualization of a wide variety of intricate nanostructures. Unfortunately, the lack of a facile strategy for its modification has prevented the on-mica assembly of nanostructures. Herein, we disclose a convenient catechol-based linker that enables various surface-bound metal-free click reactions, and an easy modification of mica with DNA nanostructures and a horseradish peroxidase mimicking hemin/G-quadruplex DNAzyme.
March 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294334/comparative-assessment-of-6-18-f-fluoro-l-m-tyrosine-and-6-18-f-fluoro-l-dopa-to-evaluate-dopaminergic-presynaptic-integrity-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-rat-model
#15
REVIEW
Guillaume Becker, Bahri Mohamed Ali, Anne Michel, Fabian Hustadt, Gaëtan Garraux, André Luxen, Christian Lemaire, Alain Plenevaux
Because of the progressive loss of nigro-striatal dopaminergic terminals in Parkinson's disease (PD), in vivo quantitative imaging of dopamine (DA) containing neurons in animal models of PD is of critical importance in the pre-clinical evaluation of highly awaited disease-modifying therapies. Among existing methods, the high sensitivity of positron emission tomography (PET) is attractive to achieve that goal. The aim of this study was to perform a quantitative comparison of brain images obtained in 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesioned rats using two dopaminergic PET radiotracers, namely [(18) F]fluoro-3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-L-alanine ([(18) F]FDOPA) and 6-[(18) F]fluoro-L-m-tyrosine ([(18) F]FMT)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291361/reversible-tethering-of-polymers-onto-catechol-based-titanium-platforms
#16
William Laure, David Fournier, Patrice Woisel, Joël Lyskawa
In this work, we report on the reversible tethering of end-functionalized polymers onto catechol-based titanium platforms by exploiting the reversible Diels-Alder (DA) cycloaddition reaction. For this purpose, furan and maleimide end-functionalized polymers, prepared via RAFT polymerization, were covalently grafted through a DA reaction onto reactive titanium platforms elaborated from catechol-based anchors incorporating either the furan or the maleimide moiety. As a proof of concept, a hydrophilic poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) acrylate) (POEGA) and a hydrophobic poly(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl acrylate) (PTFEA) were grafted onto titanium surfaces and subsequently detached by exploiting the thermo-reversible nature of the DA reaction (i...
March 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289795/-pharmacological-treatment-of-motor-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-diseases
#17
W H Jost
Since the 1960s many substance classes have been introduced for treatment of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. The most important and effective medication is levodopa (L-dopa) always in combination with a decarboxylase inhibitor. In addition, dopamine agonists, monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors, catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors, N‑methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists and very rarely anticholinergics are administered depending on the motor symptoms, age and a multitude of other factors. Fortunately, within the substance classes there are various preparations, which also have different effects...
March 13, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287476/absorption-metabolism-and-excretion-of-cranberry-poly-phenols-in-humans-a-dose-response-study-and-assessment-of-inter-individual-variability
#18
Rodrigo P Feliciano, Charlotte E Mills, Geoffrey Istas, Christian Heiss, Ana Rodriguez-Mateos
The beneficial health effects of cranberries have been attributed to their (poly)phenol content. Recent studies have investigated the absorption, metabolism and excretion of cranberry (poly)phenols; however, little is known about whether they follow a dose response in vivo at different levels of intake. An acute double-blind randomized controlled trial in 10 healthy men with cranberry juices containing 409, 787, 1238, 1534 and 1910 mg total (poly)phenols was performed. Blood and urine were analyzed by UPLC-Q-TOF-MS...
March 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285462/2-3-diarylxanthones-as-potential-inhibitors-of-arachidonic-acid-metabolic-pathways
#19
Clementina M M Santos, Daniela Ribeiro, Artur M S Silva, Eduarda Fernandes
In response to an inflammatory stimulus, arachidonic acid (AA), the main polyunsaturated fatty acid present in the phospholipid layer of cell membranes, is released and metabolized to a series of eicosanoids. These bioactive lipid mediators of inflammation arise physiologically through the action of the enzymes 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and cyclooxygenases (constitutive COX-1 and inducible COX-2). It is believed that dual inhibition of 5-LOX and COXs may have a higher beneficial impact in the treatment of inflammatory disorders rather than the inhibition of each enzyme...
March 11, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284224/anthropometric-measures-and-serum-estrogen-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
#20
Hannah Oh, Sally B Coburn, Charles E Matthews, Roni T Falk, Erin S LeBlanc, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Joshua Sampson, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Louise A Brinton, Nicolas Wentzensen, Garnet L Anderson, JoAnn E Manson, Chu Chen, Oleg Zaslavsky, Xia Xu, Britton Trabert
BACKGROUND: Several anthropometric measures have been associated with hormone-related cancers. However, it is unknown whether estrogen metabolism plays an important role in these relationships. We examined whether measured current body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), height, and self-reported BMI at age 18 years were associated with serum estrogens/estrogen metabolites using baseline, cross-sectional data from 1835 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study...
March 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
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