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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531979/synthesis-and-characterization-of-glycyrrhizic-acid-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-hyperthermia-applications
#1
Mostafa Saeedi, Omid Vahidi, Shahin Bonakdar
In the present study, iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (IONPs) were synthesized using the oxidative precipitation method for biomedical applications. Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) extracted from the roots of licorice plant was used as the coating agent for the synthesized nanoparticles (GAIONPs). The crystal phase, morphology and size were investigated by XRD, FE-SEM and TEM. The saturation magnetization (ms) value of the nanoparticles was measured by VSM indicating lowered ms of the GAIONPs with respect to that of the IONPs due to the presence of GA...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527388/abiotic-transformation-of-hexabromocyclododecane-by-sulfidated-nanoscale-zerovalent-iron-kinetics-mechanism-and-influencing-factors
#2
Dan Li, Xifen Zhu, Yin Zhong, Weilin Huang, Ping'an Peng
Recent studies showed that sulfidated nanoscale zerovalent iron (S-nZVI) is a better reducing agent than nanoscale zerovalen iron (nZVI) alone for reductive dechlorination of several organic solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE) due to the catalytic role of iron sulfide (FeS). We measured the rates of transformation of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) by S-nZVI and compared them to those by FeS, nZVI, and reduced sulfur species. The results showed that: i) HBCD (20 mg L(-1)) was almost completely transformed by S-nZVI (0...
May 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514836/oxidation-of-organic-contaminant-in-a-self-driven-electro-natural-maghemite-peroxydisulfate-system-efficiency-and-mechanism
#3
Suding Yan, Weihui Xiong, Shuya Xing, Yueqi Shao, Rui Guo, Hui Zhang
Electro-assisted iron-mediated persulfate (PS) activation process has been successfully employed to oxidize organic contaminant. However, a majority of iron-based catalysts used for PS activation was synthesized through complicated or demanding procedures and may have potential risks on environment during the preparation process. Herein, natural maghemite (NM) which is abundant on the earth was employed to activate peroxydisulfate (PDS) in an electrolytic cell. The voltage was provided by microbial fuel cell (MFC) instead of external power as reported in the previous studies, so as to establish a self-driven electro/natural maghemite/PDS system (MFC/NM/PDS) for the oxidation of acid orange 7 (AO7)...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514699/profiling-of-illicit-cocaine-seized-in-china-by-icp-ms-analysis-of-inorganic-elements
#4
Cuimei Liu, Zhendong Hua, Xin Meng
For the first time in China, the inorganic element profiling of cocaine specimens was performed at the National Narcotics Laboratory. An inductive coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 26 inorganic elements, including sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), aluminuim (Al), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), selenium (Se), molybdenum (Mo), silver (Ag), cadmium (Cd), antimony (Sb), barium (Ba), lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), thallium (Tl), lead (Pb), thorium (Th), and uranium (U) in illicit cocaine samples...
April 29, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509815/serum-iron-concentration-is-associated-with-subcortical-deep-gray-matter-iron-levels-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#5
Niels Bergsland, Simone Agostini, Maria M Laganà, Roberta Mancuso, Laura Mendozzi, Eleonora Tavazzi, Pietro Cecconi, Mario Clerici, Francesca Baglio
Iron deposition has been noted widely in the subcortical deep gray matter (SDGM) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Recent evidence suggests that serum iron may cross the blood-brain barrier and might be associated with SDGM iron deposition. The aim of the current study was to assess whether an iron-sensitive MRI measure is related to serum iron concentrations. This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of 22 MS patients and 24 healthy controls (HCs), group matched for age and sex. Participants were imaged on a 1...
May 15, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505579/effect-of-lupinus-albus-l-root-activities-on-as-and-cu-mobility-after-addition-of-iron-based-soil-amendments
#6
Teresa Fresno, Jesús M Peñalosa, Jakob Santner, Markus Puschenreiter, Eduardo Moreno-Jiménez
Arsenic and Cu mobility was investigated in the rhizosphere of Lupinus albus L. grown in an iron-amended contaminated soil. White lupin was grown in rhizobags in contaminated soil either left untreated or amended with iron sulphate plus lime (Fe + lime) or biochar (Fe + BC). Porewater was monitored in rhizosphere and bulk soil throughout the experiment and the extractable fraction of several elements and As and Cu plant uptake was analysed after 48 days. The distribution of As, Cu, P and Fe in the lupin rhizosphere was evaluated with chemical images obtained by laser ablation-ICP-MS analysis of diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) gels...
May 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505283/oxidative-injury-and-iron-redistribution-are-pathological-hallmarks-of-marmoset-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#7
Jordon Dunham, Jan Bauer, Graham R Campbell, Don J Mahad, Nikki van Driel, Susanne M A van der Pol, Bert A 't Hart, Hans Lassmann, Jon D Laman, Jack van Horssen, Yolanda S Kap
Oxidative damage and iron redistribution are associated with the pathogenesis and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), but these aspects are not entirely replicated in rodent experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) models. Here, we report that oxidative burst and injury as well as redistribution of iron are hallmarks of the MS-like pathology in the EAE model in the common marmoset. Active lesions in the marmoset EAE brain display increased expression of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase (p22phox, p47phox, and gp91phox) and inducible nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity within lesions with active inflammation and demyelination, coinciding with enhanced expression of mitochondrial heat-shock protein 70 and superoxide dismutase 1 and 2...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502424/redox-speciation-of-iron-manganese-and-copper-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-by-strong-cation-exchange-chromatography-sector-field-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#8
Nikolay Solovyev, Marco Vinceti, Peter Grill, Jessica Mandrioli, Bernhard Michalke
A new method of simultaneous redox speciation of iron (II/III), manganese (II/III), and copper (I/II) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been designed. For the separation of redox species strong cation exchange chromatography (SCX) with isocratic elution was employed. Species were detected using inductively coupled plasma sector field mass spectrometry (ICP-sf-MS), operating at medium resolution. The following parameters were optimized: analytical column, eluent composition and pH, CSF injection volume and dilution factor...
June 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501206/simultaneous-determination-and-speciation-analysis-of-arsenic-and-chromium-in-iron-supplements-used-for-iron-deficiency-anemia-treatment-by-hplc-icp-ms
#9
Uenderson Araujo-Barbosa, Elena Peña-Vazquez, Maria Carmen Barciela-Alonso, Sergio Luis Costa Ferreira, Ana Maria Pinto Dos Santos, Pilar Bermejo-Barrera
This work proposes the use of high performance liquid chromatography coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HPLC-ICP-MS) for simultaneous speciation of arsenic and chromium in iron supplements used for the treatment of anemia. The sample preparation procedure recommended for the total determination of arsenic and chromium was established using acid digestion in a microwave assisted oven. For speciation analysis, however, the microwave-assisted extraction procedure involved the use of water as extraction solvent at 90°C for 30min...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494203/carbofuran-degraded-by-iron-doped-anatase-weakening-the-cholinesterase-inhibitory-activity-in-the-photoproducts-mixture
#10
Martín M Dávila-Jiménez, María P Elizalde-González, Esmeralda García-Díaz, Miguel González, M E Mendoza, M J Robles-Águila
Carbofuran is a toxic carbamate pesticide, and its use has increased in recent years. While marketing information indicates stability in different chemical media, carbofuran exhibits relative photolability. The aim of this research was to decompose carbofuran and to identify the photoproducts achieved when two different doped titania photocatalysts were employed under UV irradiation. The iron-doped TiO2 materials were obtained (a) via a hydrothermal method and (b) by an ultrasound-assisted sol-gel method. The precursors were TiOSO4⋅xH2O and Fe3(NO3)·9H2O...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485958/photoresponse-of-natural-van-der-waals-heterostructures
#11
Kyle Ray, Alexander E Yore, Tong Mou, Sauraj Jha, Kirby K H Smithe, Bin Wang, Eric Pop, A K M Newaz
Van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures consisting of two dimensional materials offer a platform to obtain material by design and are very attractive owing to unique electronic states. Research on 2D van der Waals heterostructures (vdWH) has so far been focused on fabricating individually stacked atomically thin unary or binary crystals. Such systems include graphene (Gr), hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and member of the transition metal dichalcogenides family. Here we present our experimental study of the opto-electronic properties of a naturally occurring vdWH, known as Franckeite, which is a complex layered crystal composed of lead, tin, antimony, iron and sulfur...
May 9, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482580/luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-targeted-superparamagnetic-gold-nanoshells-for-a-combination-therapy-of-hyperthermia-and-controlled-drug-delivery
#12
Faruq Mohammad, Hamad A Al-Lohedan
In this, we developed superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to be appropriate for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer cells by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetically controlled hyperthermia/drug delivery (respectively). For the preparation of composite, we started with SPIONs, followed by its coating with gold to form SPIONs@Au, which further conjugated with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) protein by making use of the cysteamine (Cyst) space linker and finally loaded with 5-Fluororacil (5-Fu) anticancer drug to form SPIONs@Au-Cyst-LHRH_5-Fu composite...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470768/susceptibility-sensitive-mri-of-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-and-the-impact-of-normal-appearing-white-matter-changes
#13
Vanessa Wiggermann, Simon Hametner, Enedino Hernández-Torres, Christian Kames, Verena Endmayr, Gregor Kasprian, Romana Höftberger, David K B Li, Anthony Traboulsee, Alexander Rauscher
Susceptibility-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has gained importance in multiple sclerosis (MS) research because of its versatility, high resolution and excellent sensitivity to changes in tissue structure and composition. In particular, mapping of the resonance frequency of the MR signal and quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) have been explored for the description of MS lesions. Many current studies utilizing these techniques attribute increases in the MR frequency or QSM to elevated tissue iron content, in addition to myelin loss...
May 4, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467814/contribution-of-macrophages-in-the-contrast-loss-in-iron-oxide-based-mri-cancer-cell-tracking-studies
#14
Pierre Danhier, Gladys Deumer, Nicolas Joudiou, Caroline Bouzin, Philippe Levêque, Vincent Haufroid, Bénédicte F Jordan, Olivier Feron, Pierre Sonveaux, Bernard Gallez
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cell tracking of cancer cells labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxides (SPIO) allows visualizing metastatic cells in preclinical models. However, previous works showed that the signal void induced by SPIO on T2(*)-weighted images decreased over time. Here, we aim at characterizing the fate of iron oxide nanoparticles used in cell tracking studies and the role of macrophages in SPIO metabolism.In vivo MRI cell tracking of SPIO positive 4T1 breast cancer cells revealed a quick loss of T2* contrast after injection...
April 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458220/chemistry-and-phase-evolution-during-roasting-of-toxic-thallium-bearing-pyrite
#15
Paula Lopez-Arce, Javier Garcia-Guinea, Fernando Garrido
In the frame of a research project on microscopic distribution and speciation of geogenic thallium (Tl) from contaminated mine soils, Tl-bearing pyrite ore samples from Riotinto mining district (Huelva, SW Spain) were experimentally fired to simulate a roasting process. Concentration and volatility behavior of Tl and other toxic heavy metals was determined by quantitative ICP-MS, whereas semi-quantitative mineral phase transitions were identified by in situ thermo X-Ray Diffraction (HT-XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) analyses after each firing temperature...
April 24, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456973/silac-based-comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-lysosomes-from-mammalian-cells-using-lc-ms-ms
#16
Melanie Thelen, Dominic Winter, Thomas Braulke, Volkmar Gieselmann
Mass spectrometry-based proteomics of lysosomal proteins has led to significant advances in understanding lysosomal function and pathology. The ever-increasing sensitivity and resolution of mass spectrometry in combination with labeling procedures which allow comparative quantitative proteomics can be applied to shed more light on the steadily increasing range of lysosomal functions. In addition, investigation of alterations in lysosomal protein composition in the many lysosomal storage diseases may yield further insights into the molecular pathology of these disorders...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456904/myocardial-deformation-in-iron-overload-cardiomyopathy-speckle-tracking-imaging-in-a-beta-thalassemia-major-population
#17
Luca Antonio Felice Di Odoardo, Marianna Giuditta, Elena Cassinerio, Alberto Roghi, Patrizia Pedrotti, Marco Vicenzi, Veronica Maria Sciumbata, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Alberto Pierini
Traditional echocardiography is unable to detect neither the early stages of iron overload cardiomyopathy nor myocardial iron deposition. The aim of the study is to determine myocardial systolic strain indices in thalassemia major (TM), and assess their relationship with T2*, a cardiac magnetic resonance index of the severity of cardiac iron overload. 55 TM cases with recent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR-T2*) underwent speckle tracking analysis to assess regional myocardial strains and rotation. The results were compared with a normal control group (n = 20), and were subsequently analyzed on the basis of the CMR-T2* values...
April 29, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450431/thalamic-iron-differentiates-primary-progressive-and-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#18
A Burgetova, P Dusek, M Vaneckova, D Horakova, C Langkammer, J Krasensky, L Sobisek, P Matras, M Masek, Z Seidl
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Potential differences between primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis are the subject of ongoing controversial discussions. The aim of this work was to determine whether and how primary-progressive and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis subtypes differ regarding conventional MR imaging parameters, cerebral iron deposits, and their association with clinical status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 24 patients with primary-progressive MS, 80 with relapsing-remitting MS, and 20 healthy controls with 1...
April 27, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443369/electro-activation-of-persulfate-using-iron-sheet-as-low-cost-electrode-the-role-of-the-operating-conditions
#19
Jefferson E Silveira, Tais O Cardoso, Marcio Barreto-Rodrigues, Juan A Zazo, José A Casas
This work assesses the role of the operational conditions upon the electro-activation of persulfate (PS) using sacrificed iron electrode as a continuous low-cost Fe(2+) source. An aqueous phenol solution (100 mg L(-1)) was selected as model effluent. The studied variables include current density (1-10mA cm(-2)), persulfate concentration (0.7-2.85 g L(-1)), temperature (30-90°C>) and the solution conductivity (2.7 to 20.7 mS cm(-1)) using Na2SO4 and NaCl as supporting electrolyte. A mineralization degree around 80% with Na2SO4 and 92% in presence of NaCl was achieved at 30°C using 2...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433637/inhibition-of-pro-inflammatory-enzymes-by-medicinal-plants-from-the-argentinean-highlands-puna
#20
Romina Torres-Carro, María Inés Isla, Samanta Thomas-Valdes, Felipe Jiménez-Aspee, Guillermo Schmeda-Hirschmann, María Rosa Alberto
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Human groups in the Argentinean Andes highlands (Puna) selected native plants as anti-inflammatory agents. The indications of use are mainly to relieve pain, in infusions, ethanolic extracts or plasters. AIM OF THE STUDY: The objective of the study was to assess the effect of hydroalcoholic extracts from native highland plants as anti-inflammatory according to the traditional indications of use. The chemical profile of the three most active species was analyzed by HPLC-ESI-MS to get in insight into the constituents and the effects observed, according to the ethnopharmacological information...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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