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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821157/in-situ-formation-of-injectable-and-porous-heparin-based-hydrogel
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Meeichyn Goh, Younghee Kim, Kihak Gwon, Kiyoon Min, YoungMin Hwang, Giyoong Tae
In this study, by combining photopolymerization and particle leaching technique, in situ formation of porous hydrogel with pore interconnectivity was demonstrated in vivo upon subcutaneous injection into the back of mice as well as in vitro. A precursor solution containing thiolated heparin, PEG-diacrylate (PEG-DA), and gelatin microparticles (GMPs) as a fast dissolving porogen were photopolymerized by visible-light-initiated thiol-ene reaction with eosin Y (EY) as a photo initiator and triethanolamine (TEOA) as a co-initiator...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821102/microencapsulation-of-sardine-oil-application-of-vanillic-acid-grafted-chitosan-as-a-bio-functional-wall-material
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K V Vishnu, Niladri S Chatterjee, K K Ajeeshkumar, R G K Lekshmi, C S Tejpal, Suseela Mathew, C N Ravishankar
Vanillic acid grafted chitosan (Va-g-Ch) was evaluated as a new antioxidant wall material for microencapsulation of polyunsaturated fatty acid rich sardine oil. A high grafting ratio of 305mg vanillic acid equivalent/g of polymer was achieved using a free radical mediated grafting reaction. Oil in water emulsion was prepared with an optimised combination of Va-g-Ch and Tween 20 (3.2:1). Sardine oil loaded microparticles (SO-M) were produced (∼75% yield) by spray drying. The average diameter and polydispersity Index (PDI) of the particles were found to be 2...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821088/microparticles-prepared-with-50-190kda-chitosan-as-promising-non-toxic-carriers-for-pulmonary-delivery-of-isoniazid
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Paula M Oliveira, Breno N Matos, Priscilla A T Pereira, Taís Gratieri, Lucia H Faccioli, Marcílio S S Cunha-Filho, Guilherme M Gelfuso
Chitosan biocompatibility and mucoadhesiveness make it an ideal polymer for antituberculotic drugs microcapsulation for pulmonary delivery. Yet, previous study indicated toxicity problems to J-774.1-cells treated with some medium molecular weight (190-310kDa) chitosan microparticles. As polymer molecular weight is a crucial factor to be considered, this paper describes the preparation and characterization of chitosan (50-190kDa) microparticles containing isoniazid (INH). Cytotoxicity assays were also performed on murine peritoneal (J-774...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820214/mediated-water-electrolysis-in-biphasic-systems
#4
Micheál D Scanlon, Pekka Peljo, Lucie Rivier, Heron Vrubel, Hubert H Girault
The concept of efficient electrolysis by linking photoelectrochemical biphasic H2 evolution and water oxidation processes in the cathodic and anodic compartments of an H-cell, respectively, is introduced. Overpotentials at the cathode and anode are minimised by incorporating light-driven elements into both biphasic reactions. The concepts viability is demonstrated by electrochemical H2 production from water splitting utilising a polarised water-organic interface in the cathodic compartment of a prototype H-cell...
August 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819264/microplastics-in-spanish-table-salt
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Maria E Iñiguez, Juan A Conesa, Andres Fullana
Marine debris is widely recognized as a global environmental problem. One of its main components, microplastics, has been found in several sea salt samples from different countries, indicating that sea products are irremediably contaminated by microplastics. Previous studies show very confusing results, reporting amounts of microparticles (MPs) in salt ranging from zero to 680 MPs/kg, with no mention of the possible causes of such differences. Several errors in the experimental procedures used were found and are reported in the present work...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819247/delta-inulin-based-adjuvants-promote-the-generation-of-polyfunctional-cd4-t-cell-responses-and-protection-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Claudio Counoupas, Rachel Pinto, Gayathri Nagalingam, Warwick J Britton, Nikolai Petrovsky, James A Triccas
There is an urgent need for the rational design of safe and effective vaccines to protect against chronic bacterial pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Advax™ is a novel adjuvant based on delta inulin microparticles that enhances immunity with a minimal inflammatory profile and has entered human trials to protect against viral pathogens. In this report we determined if Advax displays broad applicability against important human pathogens by assessing protective immunity against infection with M. tuberculosis...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819128/porous-polystyrene-monoliths-and-microparticles-prepared-from-core-cross-linked-star-ccs-polymers-stabilized-emulsions
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Qijing Chen, Ting Shi, Fei Han, Zihan Li, Chao Lin, Peng Zhao
A hydrophobic CCS polymer of poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PBzMA) was prepared in toluene by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT)-mediated dispersion polymerization. The CCS polymer, with poly(benzyl methacrylate) as the arm and crosslinked N, N'-bis(acryloyl)cystamine (BAC) as the core, was confirmed by characterization with gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Three kinds of oils (toluene, anisole and styrene) were chosen to study the emulsification properties of PBzMA CCS polymer...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818565/raw-starch-microparticles-have-immunostimulant-activity-in-mice-vaccinated-with-bcg-and-challenged-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Silvia Moreno-Mendieta, Jorge Barrios-Payán, Dulce Mata-Espinosa, Sergio Sánchez, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Romina Rodríguez-Sanoja
The main challenge for vaccine development or improvement is the lack of safe adjuvants or immunostimulants that induce protective immune responses and can be used for mucosal immunization, which is a highly desirable strategy for vaccination against infectious diseases acquired by oral or intranasal routes. One promising alternative is the use of biodegradable and biocompatible polymeric microparticles. Recently, we developed an immobilization and delivery system with starch microparticles (SMPs) and a starch-binding domain (SBDtag) suitable for the mucosal administration of antigens and the induction of antigen-specific immune responses...
August 14, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818458/colonic-delivery-of-indometacin-loaded-pga-co-pdl-microparticles-coated-with-eudragit-l100-55-from-fast-disintegrating-tablets
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Hesham M Tawfeek, Ahmed A H Abdellatif, Thomas J Dennison, Afzal R Mohmmed, Younis Sadiq, Imran Y Saleem
The aim of this work was to investigate the efficient targeting and delivery of indometacin (IND), as a model anti-inflammatory drug to the colon for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. We prepared fast disintegrating tablets (FDT) containing IND encapsulated within poly(glycerol-adipate-co-ɷ-pentadecalactone), PGA-co-PDL, microparticles and coated with Eudragit L100-55 at different ratios (1:1.5, 1:1, 1:0.5). Microparticles encapsulated with IND were prepared using an o/w single emulsion solvent evaporation technique and coated with Eudragit L-100-55 via spray drying...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815882/application-of-chitosan-microparticles-for-mitigation-of-salmonella-in-agricultural-water
#10
Ying Fan, Amber Ginn, M Kang, Kwang Cheol Jeong, Anita C Wright
AIM: The activity of chitosan microparticles (CM) was examined using a matrix of conditions in order to assess the efficacy of CM as a mitigation against various strains of Salmonella enterica in agricultural water. METHODS AND RESULTS: Different concentrations of CM (0, 0.01, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3% w/v) were examined for antimicrobial activity against log vs. stationary phase cells of Salmonella and at different conditions of temperature, salinity, and pH. Results showed greatest activity with 0...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815367/microplastic-pollution-a-threat-to-marine-ecosystem-and-human-health-a-short-review
#11
Shivika Sharma, Subhankar Chatterjee
Human populations are using oceans as their household dustbins, and microplastic is one of the components which are not only polluting shorelines but also freshwater bodies globally. Microplastics are generally referred to particles with a size lower than 5 mm. These microplastics are tiny plastic granules and used as scrubbers in cosmetics, hand cleansers, air-blasting. These contaminants are omnipresent within almost all marine environments at present. The durability of plastics makes it highly resistant to degradation and through indiscriminate disposal they enter in the aquatic environment...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815227/microparticle-parking-and-isolation-for-highly-sensitive-microrna-detection
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Jae Jung Kim, Lynna Chen, Patrick S Doyle
Isolating small objects, such as particles, cells, and molecules, in individual aqueous droplets is useful for chemical and biological assays. We have developed a simple microfluidic platform to immobilize (park) microparticles at defined locations, and isolate particles in monodisperse droplets surrounded by immiscible oil. While conventional methods can only achieve stochastic encapsulation of objects within larger droplets, our in situ method ensures that a single particle is entrapped in a similar-sized droplet, with ∼95% yield for parking and isolation...
August 17, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814907/new-prognostic-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-effect-of-bevacizumab-for-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Maiko Niki, Takashi Yokoi, Takayasu Kurata, Shosaku Nomura
BACKGROUND: Several biomarkers have emerged as potential prognostic and predictive markers for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Successful inhibition of angiogenesis with the antivascular endothelial growth factor antibody, bevacizumab, has improved the efficacy seen with standard cytotoxic therapy of NSCLC. However, despite such enhanced treatment strategies, the prognosis for patients with advanced NSCLC remains poor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We assessed potential biomarkers in 161 NSCLC patients and 42 control patients...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814403/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-microparticles-promote-endothelial-monocyte-adhesion-via-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1
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Zhiwei Fu, Enchen Zhou, Xu Wang, Mingda Tian, Jian Kong, Jizhao Li, Liang Ji, Chenguang Niu, Haitao Shen, Shuying Dong, Changjie Liu, Alphons Vermorken, Belinda Belle Willard, Lingyun Zu, Lemin Zheng
Oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) accumulates early in atherosclerotic lesions and plays an important role in the progressive formation of atherosclerotic plaques. Endothelial derived microparticles (EMPs) form a heterogeneous population of < 1μm particles that shed from endothelial membranes upon activation. While EMPs are shown to be involved in atherosclerotic pathophysiology and progression, there is no report regarding to the relationship between oxLDL and EMPs. In this study we aim to determine the influence of oxLDL on endothelial microparticle release and the subsequent regulation of the endothelial activation...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812902/charge-effects-on-the-efflorescence-in-single-levitated-droplets
#15
Gunter Hermann, Yan Zhang, Bernhard Wassermann, Henry Fischer, Marcel Quennet, Eckart Ruehl
The influence of electrical excess charges on the crystallization from supersaturated aqueous sodium chloride solutions is reported. This is accomplished by efflorescence studies on single levitated microdroplets using optical and electrodynamic levitation. Specifically, a strong increase in efflorescence humidity is observed as a function of the droplet's negative excess charge, ranging up to -2.1 pC, with a distinct threshold behavior, increasing the relative efflorescence humidity, at which spontaneous nucleation occurs, from 44% for the neutral microparticle to 60%...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811734/differential-response-to-exercise-in-african-americans-with-high-levels-of-inflammation
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Jan Kretzschmar, Dianne M Babbitt, Keith M Diaz, Deborah L Feairheller, Kathleen M Sturgeon, Amanda M Perkins-Ball, Sheara T Williamson, Chenyi Ling, Heather Grimm, Michael D Brown
PURPOSE: Systemic inflammation, measured by C-reactive protein (CRP), is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. We investigated whether aerobic exercise training (AEXT) affects African Americans with high inflammation (HI) the same way it does African Americans with low inflammation (LI) in terms of CVD risk factors. METHODS: 23 African Americans with CRP levels <3 mg/L (LI) and 14 African Americans with CRP ≥3 mg/L (HI) underwent six months of AEXT...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811647/biogenesis-of-pro-senescent-microparticles-by-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-from-premature-neonates-is-driven-by-sirt1-dependent-epigenetic-regulation-of-mkk6
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Stéphanie Simoncini, Anne-Line Chateau, Stéphane Robert, Dilyana Todorova, Catherine Yzydorzick, Romaric Lacroix, Isabelle Ligi, Laurence Louis, Richard Bachelier, Umberto Simeoni, Frédérique Magdinier, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier
Senescent cells may exert detrimental effect on microenvironment through the secretion of soluble factors and the release of extracellular vesicles, such as microparticles, key actors in ageing and cardiovascular diseases. We previously reported that sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) deficiency drives accelerated senescence and dysfunction of endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) in PT neonates. Because preterm birth (PT) increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases during neonatal period as well as at adulthood, we hypothesized that SIRT1 deficiency could control the biogenesis of microparticles as part of a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) of PT-ECFC and investigated the related molecular mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811549/diagnosing-peri-implant-disease-using-the-tongue-as-a-24-7-detector
#18
J Ritzer, T Lühmann, C Rode, M Pein-Hackelbusch, I Immohr, U Schedler, T Thiele, S Stübinger, B V Rechenberg, J Waser-Althaus, F Schlottig, M Merli, H Dawe, M Karpíšek, R Wyrwa, M Schnabelrauch, L Meinel
Our ability of screening broad communities for clinically asymptomatic diseases critically drives population health. Sensory chewing gums are presented targeting the tongue as 24/7 detector allowing diagnosis by "anyone, anywhere, anytime". The chewing gum contains peptide sensors consisting of a protease cleavable linker in between a bitter substance and a microparticle. Matrix metalloproteinases in the oral cavity, as upregulated in peri-implant disease, specifically target the protease cleavable linker while chewing the gum, thereby generating bitterness for detection by the tongue...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809710/double-mode-microparticle-manipulation-by-tunable-secondary-flow-in-microchannel-with-arc-shaped-groove-arrays
#19
Qianbin Zhao, Sheng Yan, Dan Yuan, Jun Zhang, Haiping Du, Gursel Alici, Weihua Li
In this paper, we proposed a microparticle manipulation approach, by which particles are able to be guided to different equilibrium positions through modulating the Reynolds number. In the microchannel with arc-shaped groove arrays, secondary flow vortex arisen due to the pressure gradient varies in the aspects of both magnitude and shape with the increase of Reynolds number. And the variation of secondary flow vortex brings about different focusing modes of microparticles in the microchannel. We investigated the focusing phenomenon experimentally and analyzed the mechanism through numerical simulations...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806767/hydrodynamic-repulsion-of-spheroidal-microparticles-from-micro-rough-surfaces
#20
Aleksey V Belyaev
Isolation of microparticles and biological cells from mixtures and suspensions is a central problem in a variety of biomedical applications. This problem, for instance, is of an immense importance for microfluidic devices manipulating with whole blood samples. It is instructive to know how the mobility and dynamics of rigid microparticles is altered by the presence of micrometer-size roughness on walls. The presented theoretical study addresses this issue via computer simulations. The approach is based on a combination of the Lattice Boltzmann method for calculating hydrodynamics and the Lagrangian Particle dynamics method to describe the dynamics of cell membranes...
2017: PloS One
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