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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160393/pro-inflammatory-analysis-of-macrophages-in-contact-with-titanium-particles-and-porphyromonas-gingivalis
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Cindy Goes Dodo, Luiz Meirelles, Alejandro Aviles-Reyes, Karina Gonzalez Silvério Ruiz, Jacqueline Abranches, Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury
During insertion of titanium dental implants, particles may shear from the implant to the periimplant region causing osteolysis, and their association with bacteria can exacerbate the inflammatory reaction. However, the association of a high invasive bacterium from the oral cavity, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), and titanium particles remains unknown. This study evaluated pro-inflammatory reaction of human macrophages in contact with micro and nanoparticles of titanium associated with Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (PgLPS)...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160129/injectable-nanosilica-chitosan-microparticles-for-bone-regeneration-applications
#2
Bipin Gaihre, Beata Lecka-Czernik, Ambalangodage C Jayasuriya
This study was aimed at assessing the effects of silica nanopowder incorporation into chitosan-tripolyphosphate microparticles with the ultimate goal of improving their osteogenic properties. The microparticles were prepared by simple coacervation technique and silica nanopowder was added at 0% (C), 2.5% (S1), 5% (S2) and 10% (S3) (w/w) to chitosan. We observed that this simple incorporation of silica nanopowder improved the growth and proliferation of osteoblasts along the surface of the microparticles. In addition, the composite microparticles also showed the increased expression of alkaline phosphatase and osteoblast specific genes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158382/active-turbulence-in-a-gas-of-self-assembled-spinners
#3
Gašper Kokot, Shibananda Das, Roland G Winkler, Gerhard Gompper, Igor S Aranson, Alexey Snezhko
Colloidal particles subject to an external periodic forcing exhibit complex collective behavior and self-assembled patterns. A dispersion of magnetic microparticles confined at the air-liquid interface and energized by a uniform uniaxial alternating magnetic field exhibits dynamic arrays of self-assembled spinners rotating in either direction. Here, we report on experimental and simulation studies of active turbulence and transport in a gas of self-assembled spinners. We show that the spinners, emerging as a result of spontaneous symmetry breaking of clock/counterclockwise rotation of self-assembled particle chains, generate vigorous vortical flows at the interface...
November 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156880/a-pumpless-acoustofluidic-platform-for-size-selective-concentration-and-separation-of-microparticles
#4
Husnain Ahmed, Ghulam Destgeer, Jinsoo Park, Jin Ho Jung, Raheel Ahmad, Kwangseok Park, Hyung Jin Sung
We have designed a pumpless acoustofluidic device for the concentration and separation of different sized particles inside a sin-gle-layered straight polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic channel. The proposed device comprises two parallel interdigi-tated transducers (IDTs) positioned underneath the PDMS microchannel. The IDTs produce high-frequency surface acoustic waves that generate semipermeable virtual acoustic radiation force field walls that selectively trap and concentrate larger particles at different locations inside the microchannel and allow the smaller particles to pass through the acoustic filter...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155773/dna-magnetic-particle-binding-analysis-by-dynamic-and-electrophoretic-light-scattering
#5
Yazan Haddad, Simona Dostalova, Jiri Kudr, Ondrej Zitka, Zbynek Heger, Vojtech Adam
Isolation of DNA using magnetic particles is a field of high importance in biotechnology and molecular biology research. This protocol describes the evaluation of DNA-magnetic particles binding via dynamic light scattering (DLS) and electrophoretic light scattering (ELS). Analysis by DLS provides valuable information on the physicochemical properties of particles including particle size, polydispersity, and zeta potential. The latter describes the surface charge of the particle which plays major role in electrostatic binding of materials such as DNA...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155053/alpha-tocopherol-loaded-chitosan-oleate-nanoemulsions-for-wound-healing-evaluation-on-cell-lines-and-ex-vivo-human-biopsies-and-stabilization-in-spray-dried-trojan-microparticles
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M C Bonferoni, F Riva, A Invernizzi, E Dellera, G Sandri, S Rossi, G Marrubini, G Bruni, B Vigani, C Caramella, F Ferrari
An amphiphilic chitosan salt, chitosan oleate (CS-OA), was previously proposed for the physical stabilization of lemongrass antimicrobial nanoemulsions (NE) through a mild spontaneous emulsification process. As both chitosan and oleic acid are described in the literature for their positive effects in wound healing, in the present study CS-OA has been proposed to encapsulate alpha tocopherol (αTph) in NEs aimed to skin wounds. A NE formulation was developed showing about 220 nm dimensions, 36% drug loading, and αTph concentration up to 1 mg/ml...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154040/multifunctional-protein-microparticles-for-medical-applications
#7
Hironori Yamazoe
Micro- and nano-scale intelligent devices can revolutionize the medical field. Although proteins are promising materials for creating biocompatible miniature medical devices with biological functions, construction of complicated solid-state architectures, using inherently vulnerable proteins, remains challenging. Here, I present a sophisticated strategy for constructing a multifunctional microparticle for medical applications using multiple proteins; this strategy achieved the retention of function, increased stability, and orientation control of the proteins in the fabricated particle...
October 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148722/acoustic-wave-driven-functionalized-particles-for-aptamer-based-target-biomolecule-separation
#8
Raheel Ahmad, Ghulam Destgeer, Muhammad Afzal, Jinsoo Park, Husnain Ahmed, Jin Ho Jung, Kwangseok Park, Tae-Sung Yoon, Hyung Jin Sung
We developed a hybrid microfluidic device that utilized acoustic waves to drive functionalized microparticles inside a continuous flow microchannel and to separate particle-conjugated target proteins from a complex fluid. The acoustofluidic device comprised of an interdigitated transducer (IDT) that produced high-frequency surface acoustic waves (SAW) in a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic channel. The SAW interacted with the sample fluid flow inside the microchannel and deflected particles from their original streamlines to achieve separation...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146990/how-gluttonous-cell-aggregates-clear-substrates-coated-with-microparticles
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Grégory Beaune, Andy Y W Lam, Sylvie Dufour, Françoise M Winnik, Françoise Brochard-Wyart
We study the spreading of cell aggregates deposited on adhesive substrates decorated with microparticles (MPs). A cell monolayer expands around the aggregate. The cells on the periphery of the monolayer take up the MPs, clearing the substrate as they progress and forming an aureole of cells filled with MPs. We study the dynamics of spreading and determine the width of the aureole and the level of MP internalization in cells as a function of MP size, composition, and density. From the radius and width of the aureole, we quantify the volume fraction of MPs within the cell, which leads to an easy, fast, and inexpensive measurement of the cell - particle internalization...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145085/analysis-of-microplastics-in-water-by-micro-raman-spectroscopy-release-of-plastic-particles-from-different-packaging-into-mineral-water
#10
Darena Schymanski, Christophe Goldbeck, Hans-Ulrich Humpf, Peter Fürst
Microplastics are anthropogenic contaminants which have been found in oceans, lakes and rivers. Investigations focusing on drinking water are rare and studies have mainly been using micro-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (μ-FT-IR). A major limitation of this technique is its inability to detect particles smaller than 20 μm. However, micro-Raman spectroscopy is capable of detecting even smaller particle sizes. Therefore, we show that this technique, which was used in this study, is particularly useful in detecting microplastics in drinking water where particle sizes are in the low micrometer range...
November 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144198/development-of-novel-fluorescent-particles-applicable-for-phagocytosis-assays-with-human-macrophages
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Cecilia Sóñora, Paula Arbildi, Iris Miraballes-Martínez, Ana Hernández
Phagocytosis is a fundamental process for removal of pathogens and for clearance of apoptotic cells. The objective of this work was the preparation of fluorescent microspheres by a simple method and the evaluation of its applicability in phagocytosis assays by using different human derived cells, differentiated THP-1 cell line and blood monocytes, with flow cytometry measurements for functionality assays. Our results show that microparticles are efficiently internalized in a non-opsonized form and in dose dependent manner by both cellular types...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140306/chitosan-spray-dried-microparticles-for-controlled-delivery-of-venlafaxine-hydrochloride
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Inmaculada Aranaz, Ines Paños, Carlos Peniche, Ángeles Heras, Niuris Acosta
Venlafaxine controlled drug delivery systems using different matrixes have been tested to reduce undesirable side effects in the treatment of depression. The legal status of chitosan (Cs) in Pharmacy has dramatically improved after its acceptance as excipient in several Pharmacopeias and, therefore, there is great interest in pharmaceutical formulations based on this polymer. In this paper, chitosan microcapsules cross-linked with sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP) for oral delivery of venlafaxine were formulated using the spray drying technique...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132816/deferiprone-inhibits-iron-overload-induced-tissue-factor-bearing-endothelial-microparticle-generation-by-inhibition-oxidative-stress-induced-mitochondrial-injury-and-apoptosis
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Shing Chan, Qizhou Lian, Mei-Pian Chen, Dan Jiang, Jolie T K Ho, Yiu-Fai Cheung, Godfrey C F Chan
Iron overload-induced cardiovascular toxicity is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in beta-thalassemia major patients. We have previously shown that iron overload-induced systemic arterial changes characterized by endothelial dysfunction are associated with increased endothelial microparticle (EMP) release. In this study, we further demonstrate how EMP release is associated with iron-induced mitochondrial injury and apoptosis of endothelial cells. Iron increased the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium influx into mitochondria [Ca(2+)]m...
November 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132745/-membranous-microparticles-and-respiratory-disease
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B Renaud-Picard, J Toussaint, A Leclercq, J Reeb, L Kessler, F Toti, R Kessler
Microparticles (MP) are plasmic membrane fragments released from cells after physiological stimulation or stress conditions like inflammation or infection. Their production is correlated to the rate of cell apoptosis. All types of cells can produce MP but they are produced mainly by platelets, endothelial cells, and leukocytes. They carry many bio-active molecules on their surface, specific to the parental cell, giving them the ability to be biomarkers and bio-effectors. MP are present in circulating blood, tissues and many biological fluids...
November 10, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132177/an-insight-on-silk-protein-sericin-from-processing-to-biomedical-application
#15
Farogh Ahsan, Tarique Mahmood Ansari, Shazia Usmani, Paramdeep Bagga
Silks are naturally occurring polymers that have been used clinically as sutures for hundreds of years. It's so for obtained from insects or worms, silk consists of a filament core protein, termed fibroin, and a glue-like coating made up of sericin proteins. An important component of silk has an extended history of being discarded as a waste in the course of silk processing. The cost of sericin for tissue engineering is underestimated and its capability in using as regenerative remedy has simply began to be explored...
November 13, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131998/differential-effects-of-copper-nanoparticles-microparticles-in-agronomic-and-physiological-parameters-of-oregano-origanum-vulgare
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Wenchao Du, Wenjuan Tan, Ying Yin, Rong Ji, Jose R Peralta-Videa, Hongyan Guo, Jorge L Gardea-Torresdey
The effects of metallic copper nanoparticles (nCu) in plants are not well understood. In this study, soil grown oregano (Origanum vulgare) was exposed for 60days to nCu and Cu microparticles (μCu) at 0-200mgCu/kg. At harvest, Cu accumulation, biomass production, nutrient composition, and Cu fractions in soil were measured. Except for μCu at 50mg/kg, both nCu and μCu increased root Cu (28.4-116.0%) and shoot Cu (83.0-163.0% and 225.4-652.5%, respectively), compared with control. Copper accumulation from μCu increased as the external μCu increased...
November 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131565/protein-based-3d-microstructures-with-controllable-morphology-and-ph-responsive-properties
#17
Shuxin Wei, Jie Liu, Yuanyuan Zhao, Tingbin Zhang, Mei-Ling Zheng, Feng Jin, Xianzi Dong, Jinfeng Xing, Xuanming Duan
The microtechnology of controlling stimuli-responsive biomaterials at micrometer scale is crucial for biomedical applications. Here, we report bovine serum albumin (BSA)-based three-dimensional (3D) microstructures with tunable surface morphology and pH-responsive properties via two-photon polymerization (TPP) microfabrication technology. The laser processing parameters including laser power, scanning speed and layer distance are optimized for the fabrication of well-defined 3D BSA microstructures. The tunable morphology of BSA microstructures and a wide range pH response corresponding to the swelling ratio from 1...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130961/endothelial-cell-derived-microparticles-from-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypoxia-syndrome-and-coronary-artery-disease-increase-aortic-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
#18
Lixin Jia, Jingyao Fan, Wei Cui, Sa Liu, Na Li, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Jie Du, Shaoping Nie, Yongxiang Wei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obstructive sleep apnea hypoxia syndrome (OSAHS) is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Treatment of OSAHS improves clinical outcome in some CAD patients, but the relationship between OSAHS and CAD is complex. Microparticles (MPs) are shed by the plasma membrane by either physiologic or pathologic stimulation. In the current study, we investigated the role of MPs in the context of OSAHS. METHODS AND RESULTS: 54 patients with both suspected coronary artery stenosis and OSAHS were recruited and underwent both coronary arteriography and polysomnography...
November 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129734/ciprofloxacin-loaded-sodium-alginate-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-electrospun-fibrous-mats-for-wound-healing
#19
Xiaoli Liu, Line Hagner Nielsen, Sylvia Natalie Klodzinska, Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Haiyan Qu, Lars Porskjær Christensen, Jukka Rantanen, Mingshi Yang
Wound dressings should ideally be able to maintain high humidity, remove excess wound exudate, permit thermal insulation, provide certain mechanical strength, and in some cases deliver antibiotics to prevent infections. Until now, none of the existing wound dressing products can meet all these requirements. To design a wound dressing with as many of the aforementioned features as possible, in this study, we attempted to prepare ciprofloxacin (CIP), an antibiotic, loaded electrospun hydrophobic poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) fibrous mats modified with hydrophilic sodium alginate (ALG) microparticles...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128833/structurally-stable-n-t-butylacrylamide-hydrogel-particles-for-the-capture-of-peptides
#20
Megan Devine, Melanie Juba, Paul Russo, Barney Bishop
Hydrogel particles have proven to be powerful tools for the capture and concentration of low abundance, low molecular weight peptides and proteins from complex biofluids, such as plasma. The primary means of recovering and washing the particles following harvesting is through centrifugation, which can be a very time-consuming process depending on harvest conditions. To improve the process of particle recovery, washing, and elution we have developed new particle formulations: incorporating N-t-butylacrylamide (tBA) in the polymer backbone with monomers bearing more acidic functional groups and higher degrees of cross-linking...
November 2, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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