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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793145/mechanistic-approach-to-study-conjugation-of-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
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Imran Uddin
Interaction of nanoparticles with biological systems turns out to be vibrant for their efficient application in biomedical field. Here, we have shown antibiotic amakicin loaded nanoparticles are responsible for the dual role as reducing and stabilizing the silver nanoparticles without the use of any undesired chemicals. Synthesized nanoparticles are well-dispersed having quasi spherical morphology with an average particle size around 10-11 nm. Crystallinity of nanoparticles was measured using selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and powder XRD analysis which show that particles are perfectly crystalline with cubic phase of geometry...
May 16, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793088/decellularized-and-matured-esophageal-scaffold-for-circumferential-esophagus-replacement-proof-of-concept-in-a-pig-model
#2
Guillaume Luc, Guillaume Charles, Caroline Gronnier, Magali Cabau, Charlotte Kalisky, Mallory Meulle, Reine Bareille, Samantha Roques, Lionel Couraud, Johanna Rannou, Laurence Bordenave, Denis Collet, Marlène Durand
Surgical resection of the esophagus requires sacrificing a long portion of it. Its replacement by the demanding gastric pull-up or colonic interposition techniques may be avoided by using short biologic scaffolds composed of decellularized matrix (DM). The aim of this study was to prepare, characterize, and assess the in vivo remodeling of DM and its clinical impact in a preclinical model. A dynamic chemical and enzymatic decellularization protocol of porcine esophagus was set up and optimized. The resulting DM was mechanically and biologically characterized by DNA quantification, histology, and histomorphometry techniques...
May 17, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792895/pharmacogenomics-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-dili-molecular-biology-to-clinical-applications
#3
REVIEW
Kalaiyarasi Kaliyaperumal, Jane I Grove, Robin M Delahay, William J H Griffiths, Adam Duckworth, Guruprasad P Aithal
A number of drug-specific and host-related factors contribute to the development of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Investigations focused on genetic susceptibility to DILI have advanced our understanding of the pathogenesis of this rare, yet potentially life-threatening adverse reaction. Candidate gene studies involving well-characterized patients with DILI and drug-exposed controls have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affecting the metabolism and clearance of specific drugs and hence, influencing individual's susceptibility to DILI...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792820/hydrogel-tissue-chemistry-principles-and-applications
#4
Viviana Gradinaru, Jennifer Treweek, Kristin Overton, Karl Deisseroth
Over the past five years, a rapidly developing experimental approach has enabled high-resolution and high-content information retrieval from intact multicellular animal (metazoan) systems. New chemical and physical forms are created in the hydrogel-tissue chemistry process, and the retention and retrieval of crucial phenotypic information regarding constituent cells and molecules (and their joint interrelationships) are thereby enabled. For example, rich data sets defining both single-cell-resolution gene expression and single-cell-resolution activity during behavior can now be collected while still preserving information on three-dimensional positioning and/or brain-wide wiring of those very same neurons-even within vertebrate brains...
May 20, 2018: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792681/protein-based-electronic-skin-akin-to-biological-tissues
#5
Minsik Jo, Kyungtaek Min, Biswajit Roy, Sookyoung Kim, Sangmin Lee, Ji-Yong Park, Sunghwan Kim
Human skin provides an interface that transduces external stimuli into electrical signals for communication with the brain. There has been considerable effort to produce soft, flexible, and stretchable electronic skin (E-skin) devices. However, common polymers cannot imitate human skin perfectly due to their poor biocompatibility, biofunctionality, and permeability to many chemicals and biomolecules. Herein, we report on highly flexible, stretchable, conformal, molecule-permeable, and skin-adhering E-skins that combine a metallic nanowire (NW) network and silk protein hydrogel...
May 24, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792672/biosynthesis-of-lincosamide-antibiotics-reactions-associated-with-degradation-and-detoxification-pathways-play-a-constructive-role
#6
Daozhong Zhang, Zhijun Tang, Wen Liu
Natural products typically are small molecules produced by living organisms. These products possess a wide variety of biological activities and thus have historically played a critical role in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology either as chemotherapeutic agents or as useful tools. Natural products are not synthesized for use by human beings; rather, living organisms produce them in response to various biochemical processes and environmental concerns, both internal and external. These processes/concerns are often dynamic and thus motivate the diversification, optimization, and selection of small molecules in line with changes in biological function...
May 24, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792542/defining-bladder-health-in-women-and-girls-implications-for-research-clinical-practice-and-public-health-promotion
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Emily S Lukacz, Tamara G Bavendam, Amanda Berry, Cynthia S Fok, Sheila Gahagan, Patricia S Goode, Cecilia T Hardacker, Jeni Hebert-Beirne, Cora E Lewis, Jessica Lewis, Lisa Kane Low, Jerry L Lowder, Mary H Palmer, Ariana L Smith, Sonya S Brady
BACKGROUND: Bladder health in women and girls is poorly understood, in part, due to absence of a definition for clinical or research purposes. This article describes the process used by a National Institutes of Health funded transdisciplinary research team (The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms [PLUS] Consortium) to develop a definition of bladder health. METHODS: The PLUS Consortium identified currently accepted lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and outlined elements of storage and emptying functions of the bladder...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792194/comparison-of-aqueous-polyethylene-glycol-aqueous-and-ethanolic-propolis-extracts-antioxidant-and-mitochondria-modulating-properties
#8
Loreta Kubiliene, Aiste Jekabsone, Modestas Zilius, Sonata Trumbeckaite, Daiva Simanaviciute, Rima Gerbutaviciene, Daiva Majiene
BACKGROUND: Propolis is multicomponent substance collected by honeybees from various plants. It is known for numerous biological effects and is commonly used as ethanolic extract because most of active substances of propolis are ethanol-soluble. However, water-based propolis extracts could be applied more safely, as this solvent is more biocompatible. On the other hand, water extracts has significantly smaller range and quantity of active compounds. The extraction power of water could be enhanced by adding co-solvent which increases both solubility and penetration of propolis compounds...
May 23, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792161/a-website-to-identify-shared-genes-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-homozygous-deletion-library-screens
#9
Mark D Temple
BACKGROUND: The homozygous yeast deletion library includes approximately 4800 diploid strains each containing one deleted non-essential gene. Hundreds of publications have arisen through experimentation using this genome-wide biological resource. As part of this work over 677 genesets have been collated from these experiments representing the phenotypic responses of the library to a diverse set of chemical and physical challenges. DESCRIPTION: A website called the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Homozygous Deletion Library Tools (ScHo DeLiTo-96) has been developed with the primary goal of browsing and identifying genes shared between these responsive phenotypes (available at yeastdb...
May 23, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792148/homopiperazine-derived-female-controlled-vaginal-trichomonacidal-contraceptive-an-addition-to-structure-activity-relationship
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B S Rahul, Bindu Saraswati, C Shiju, Gopal Gupta, Nand Lal
BACKGROUND: In our previous work, several piperazine derived bis(dialkylaminethiocarbonyl) disulfides and disulfide esters of dithiocarbamic acid have been synthesized and evaluated for their spermicidal and microbicidal efficacy. These studies have provided some promising compounds for developing a dually active vaginal microbicidal contraceptive which are under pre-clinical stage [1, 16, 17]. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to design, synthesis and biological evaluation of bis(dialkylaminethiocarbonyl) disulfides (4-15) and 2,2'-disulfanediylbis (3-(substituted- 1-yl) propane-2,1-diyl) disubstituted-1-carbodithioates (19-28) as non-surfactant molecules capable of eliminating Trichomonas vaginalis as as well as irreversibly immobilizing 100% human sperm promptly...
May 23, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791877/enzyme-assisted-extraction-chemical-characteristics-and-immunostimulatory-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-korean-ginseng-panax-ginseng-meyer
#11
Young-Ran Song, Su-Kyung Sung, Mi Jang, Tae-Gyu Lim, Chang-Won Cho, Chun-Ji Han, Hee-Do Hong
In this study, enzyme-assisted extraction was used to isolate functional polysaccharides from Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) and the physicochemical and biological properties of the extracted polysaccharides were investigated, comparing with those from traditional hot-water extraction (FGWP). In macrophages, their effects on cytokines production could be ordered as FGEP-CA ≥ FGEP-A > FGEP-C > FGWP, suggesting that FGEP-CA (combined cellulase- and α-amylase-extracted polysaccharide) is a potent immunostimulator...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791850/the-memory-of-environmental-chemical-exposure-in-c-elegans-is-dependent-on-the-jumonji-demethylases-jmjd-2-and-jmjd-3-utx-1
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Jessica Camacho, Lisa Truong, Zeyneb Kurt, Yen-Wei Chen, Marco Morselli, Gerardo Gutierrez, Matteo Pellegrini, Xia Yang, Patrick Allard
How artificial environmental cues are biologically integrated and transgenerationally inherited is still poorly understood. Here, we investigate the mechanisms of inheritance of reproductive outcomes elicited by the model environmental chemical Bisphenol A in C. elegans. We show that Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure causes the derepression of an epigenomically silenced transgene in the germline for 5 generations, regardless of ancestral response. Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq), histone modification quantitation, and immunofluorescence assays revealed that this effect is associated with a reduction of the repressive marks H3K9me3 and H3K27me3 in whole worms and in germline nuclei in the F3, as well as with reproductive dysfunctions, including germline apoptosis and embryonic lethality...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791784/chitosan-hydrogels-and-bionanocomposites-formed-through-the-mineralization-and-regulated-charging
#13
REVIEW
Irina Postnova, Vladimir Silant'ev, Sergei Sarin, Yury Shchipunov
The account presents survey of our systematic studies on chitosan. Only this polysaccharide bears cationic charges, possesses antimicrobial activity and wound healing ability that make it highly appropriate for using in medicine, biomedical engineering, cosmetics, food, packaging. However, its application meets with severe limitation. Chitosan belongs to polysaccharides that do not jellify solutions. Main approaches are based on the chemical modifications and cross-linking, but these treatments impairs therewith the biocompatibility and biological activity of chitosan...
May 23, 2018: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791779/a-recent-perspective-on-noncovalently-formed-polymeric-hydrogels
#14
REVIEW
Kun Xue, Sing Shy Liow, Anis Abdul Karim, Zibiao Li, Xian Jun Loh
Chemically crosslinked covalent hydrogels form a permanent and often strong network, and have been extensively used so far in drug delivery and tissue engineering. However, it is more difficult to induce dynamic and highly tunable changes in these hydrogels. Noncovalently formed hydrogels show promise as inherently reversible systems with an ability to change in response to dynamic environments, and have garnered strong interest recently. In this Personal Account, we elucidate a few key attractive properties of noncovalent hydrogels and describe recent developments in hydrogels crosslinked using various different noncovalent interactions...
May 23, 2018: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791235/long-term-planetary-habitability-and-the-carbonate-silicate-cycle
#15
Andrew J Rushby, Martin Johnson, Benjamin J W Mills, Andrew J Watson, Mark W Claire
The potential habitability of an exoplanet is traditionally assessed by determining whether its orbit falls within the circumstellar "habitable zone" of its star, defined as the distance at which water could be liquid on the surface of a planet (Kopparapu et al., 2013 ). Traditionally, these limits are determined by radiative-convective climate models, which are used to predict surface temperatures at user-specified levels of greenhouse gases. This approach ignores the vital question of the (bio)geochemical plausibility of the proposed chemical abundances...
May 2018: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791132/ptml-model-of-chembl-data-for-dopamine-targets-docking-synthesis-and-assay-of-new-plg-peptidomimetics
#16
Joana Ferreira da Costa, David Silva, Olga Caamaño, José M Brea, Maria Isabel Loza, Cristian R Munteanu, Alejandro Pazos, Xerardo García-Mera, Humbert González-Díaz
Predicting Drug-Protein Interactions (DPIs) for target proteins involved in Dopamine pathways is very important goal in medicinal chemistry. We can tackle this problem using Molecular Docking or Machine Learning (ML) models for one specific protein. Unfortunately, these models fail to account for large and complex Big Data sets of preclinical assays reported in public databases. This includes multiple conditions of assay like different experimental parameters, biological assays, target proteins, cell lines, organism of the target, organism of assay, etc...
May 23, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791047/cell-surface-engineering-for-advanced-cell-therapy
#17
Jung Kyu Lee, Insung S Choi, Tong In Oh, EunAh Lee
Stem cells opened great opportunity to overcome diseases that conventional therapy had only limited success. Use of scaffolds made from biomaterials not only helps handling of stem cells for delivery or transplantation but also supports enhanced cell survival. Likewise, cell encapsulation can provide stability for living animal cells even in a state of separateness. Although various chemical reactions were tried to encapsulate stolid microbial cells such as yeasts, a culture environment for the growth of animal cells allows only highly biocompatible reactions...
May 23, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790907/application-of-network-smoothing-to-glycan-lc-ms-profiling
#18
Joshua Klein, Luis Carvalho, Joseph Zaia
Motivation: Glycosylation is one of the most heterogeneous and complex protein post-translational modifications. Liquid chromatography coupled mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is a common high throughput method for analyzing complex biological samples. Accurate study of glycans require high resolution mass spectrometry. Mass spectrometry data contains intricate sub-structures that encode mass and abundance, requiring several transformations before it can be used to identify biological molecules, requiring automated tools to analyze samples in a high throughput setting...
May 22, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790746/neuroprotective-compound-from-an-endophytic-fungus-colletotrichum-sp-js-0367
#19
Ji Hoon Song, Changyeol Lee, Dahae Lee, Soonok Kim, Sunghee Bang, Myoung-Sook Shin, Jun Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Sang Hee Shim
Colletotrichum sp. JS-0367 was isolated from Morus alba (mulberry), identified, and cultured on a large scale for chemical investigation. One new anthraquinone (1) and three known anthraquinones (2-4) were isolated and identified using spectroscopic methods including 1D/2D-NMR and HRESIMS. Although the neuroprotective effects of some anthraquinones have been reported, the biological activities of the four anthraquinones isolated in this study have not been reported. Therefore, the neuroprotective effects of these compounds were determined against murine hippocampal HT22 cell death induced by glutamate...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790734/palladium-supported-on-amphiphilic-triazine-urea-functionalized-porous-organic-polymer-as-highly-efficient-electrocatalyst-for-electrochemical-sensing-of-rutin-in-human-plasma
#20
A T Ezhil Vilian, Rajamanickam Sivakumar, Yun Suk Huh, Ji Ho Youk, Young-Kyu Han
Metal nanoparticle-containing porous organic polymers have gained great interest in chemical and pharmaceutical applications owing to their high reactivity and good recyclability. In the present work, a palladium nanoparticle-decorated triazine-urea-based porous organic polymer (Pd@TU-POP) was designed and synthesized using 1, 3-bis (4-aminiphenyl) urea with cyanuric chloride and palladium acetate. The porous structure and physicochemical properties of this electrode material Pd@TU-POP were observed using a range of standard techniques...
May 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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