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Jiunn-Woei Liaw et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(10), 6627-6634 (2013-11-20)
The longitudinal plasmon modes of an elongated Ag nanorod induced by an obliquely incident plane wave were analyzed theoretically. Our results show that the proximities at the two apexes of the nanorod are the hotspots at the dipole (m =
John C Trefry et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 9(9), 1624-1635 (2013-08-29)
Silver nanoparticles have been shown to inhibit viruses. However, very little is known about the mechanism of antiviral activity. This study tested the hypothesis that 25-nm silver nanoparticles inhibited Vaccinia virus replication by preventing viral entry. Plaque reduction, confocal microscopy
Min Sun Park et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(11), 7264-7270 (2013-11-20)
Nanoparticles (NPs) are being employed for various industrial purposes with increasing frequency, yet the adverse health effects associated with the prolonged exposure of humans and the environment to NPs has not been well-established. Particularly, the effects of the extrinsic (or
Yanru Bu et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(9), 5992-5996 (2013-11-12)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) prepared by the citrate reduction method were examined as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates in the detection of dopamine (DA) molecules at different hydrogen ion concentrations. The aggregation of Ag NPs was influenced by the crosslinking
Swapna A Gudipaty et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1844(9), 1656-1661 (2014-06-21)
The Cus system of Escherichia coli aids in protection of cells from high concentrations of Ag(I) and Cu(I). The histidine kinase CusS of the CusRS two-component system functions as a Ag(I)/Cu(I)-responsive sensor kinase and is essential for induction of the
Xiaoqin Nie et al.
Journal of environmental sciences (China), 25(3), 473-478 (2013-08-08)
The feasibility of the rapid degradation of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) by micron-size silver (Ag)/iron (Fe) particles was investigated. Ag/Fe particles with different ratios (0, 0.05%, 0.09%, 0.20%, and 0.45%) were prepared by electroless silver plating on 300 mesh Fe powder, and
Dawei Guo et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 10(4), 669-678 (2014-04-17)
Several studies have suggested that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have the potential to treat human cancers, including leukemia. However, the detailed cellular mechanisms for AgNPs to inhibit the growth of leukemic cells and their efficacy on clinical isolates of leukemic patients
Yu Sun et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4481-4485 (2014-04-18)
The fluorescence enhancement effect of Rh6G molecules deposited on the silver film substrate decorated with nanohole arrays was investigated in this paper. The prepared substrate, decorated with nanohole arrays, was fabricated with the deposition of silver films onto the anodic
Alexandros Besinis et al.
Nanotoxicology, 8(7), 745-754 (2013-07-24)
The survival of pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity depends on their successful adhesion to dental surfaces and their ability to develop into biofilms, known as dental plaque. Bacteria from the dental plaque are responsible for the development of dental
Yang Liu et al.
Chemosphere, 112, 282-288 (2014-07-23)
Metals are always found in the environment as mixtures rather than as solitary elements. However, effect models such as biotic ligand models (BLMs) are usually derived for toxicity prediction of single metals. Our study aimed at predicting mixture toxicity of
Amin Majdalawieh et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(7), 4757-4780 (2014-04-25)
In the last decade, gold and silver nanomaterials have received considerable attention due to their attractive electronic and chemical properties and their potential applications in the development of new technologies. Recent advances in the study of various gold and silver
Nanobio silver: its interactions with peptides and bacteria, and its uses in medicine.
Sonja Eckhardt et al.
Chemical reviews, 113(7), 4708-4754 (2013-03-16)
Ii-Ho Kim et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(5), 3660-3664 (2013-07-19)
Ag-dispersed Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 was prepared successfully by silver acetate (AgOAc) decomposition and hot pressing. The Ag nanoparticles were well-dispersed in the Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 matrix, and acted as phonon scattering centers effectively. The electrical conductivity increased systematically with increasing amount of Ag nanoparticle
Svitlana Chernousova et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 52(6), 1636-1653 (2012-12-21)
The antibacterial action of silver is utilized in numerous consumer products and medical devices. Metallic silver, silver salts, and also silver nanoparticles are used for this purpose. The state of research on the effect of silver on bacteria, cells, and
Elżbieta Ziemińska et al.
Toxicology, 315, 38-48 (2013-12-03)
Nanoparticles are known to enter the vertebrate brain, but little is known about their neurotoxicity. The aim of this study is to investigate mechanisms of the contribution of AgNPs to neuronal cell death using primary cultures of rat cerebellar granule
Ana López-Serrano Oliver et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 189, 87-91 (2014-03-20)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in many applications and likely released into the aquatic environment. There is increasing evidence that Ag is efficiently delivered to aquatic organisms from AgNPs after aqueous and dietary exposures. Accumulation of AgNPs through the
Swarup Roy et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(7), 4899-4905 (2014-04-25)
Binding interaction of biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles with bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been investigated by UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopic techniques. UV-Vis analysis implies the formation of the ground state complex between BSA and silver nanoparticles. The analysis of fluorescence
Takuya Nishioka et al.
Ultrasonics, 57, 84-89 (2014-12-04)
A thermophone is a thermoacoustic transducer, which generates sound via time-varying Joule heating of an electrically conductive layer, which leads to expansion and contraction of a small pocket of air near the surface of the film. In this work, a
S R Mueller-Spitz et al.
Letters in applied microbiology, 58(4), 330-337 (2013-11-30)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are a common environmental contaminant originating from both anthropogenic and natural sources. Mycobacterium species are highly adapted to utilizing a variety of PAH. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are an emerging contaminant that possess bactericidal properties, interferes with
Florian Mallevre et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 195, 218-225 (2014-09-28)
Bacteria based ecotoxicology assessment of manufactured nanoparticles is largely restricted to Escherichia coli bioreporters in laboratory media. Here, toxicity effects of model OECD nanoparticles (Ag NM-300K, ZnO NM-110 and TiO2 NM-104) were assessed using the switch-off luminescent Pseudomonas putida BS566::luxCDABE
Elizabeth I Maurer et al.
Nanotoxicology, 8(7), 718-727 (2013-07-16)
In the field of toxicology of nanomaterials, scientists have not clearly determined if the observed toxicological events are due to the nanoparticles (NPs) themselves or the dissolution of ions released into the biophysiological environment or both phenomenon participate in combination
Chin-Lin Huang et al.
Environmental research, 136, 253-263 (2014-12-03)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have antibacterial characteristics, and currently are applied in Ag-containing products. This study found neural cells can uptake 3-5 nm AgNPs, and investigated the potential effects of AgNPs on gene expression of inflammation and neurodegenerative disorder in murine
Iu P Mukha et al.
Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia, 49(2), 215-223 (2013-06-26)
Conditions for obtaining stable silver nanoparticles smaller than 10 nm were developed using a binary stabilizer polyvinylpyrrolidone/sodium dodecylsulphate in optimal ratio. Optical spectra, morphology and dependence of size of the nanoparticles on the amount of reducing agent were studied. Colloidal
T Prameela Devi et al.
Indian journal of experimental biology, 51(7), 543-547 (2013-08-01)
A total of 75 isolates belonging to five different species of Trichoderma viz., T. asperellum, T. harzianum, T. longibrachiatum, T. pseudokoningii and T. virens were screened for the production of silver nanoparticles. Although all the isolates produced nanoparticles, T. virens
Byungpyo Hong et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(9), 6269-6274 (2013-11-12)
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF) (Kynar 761) nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning at an external voltage of 6-10 kV, a traveling distance of 7-15 cm and flow rate of 0.4-1 ml/hr. Although the diameter of the fiber was not significantly changed, the
Maria C Siqueira et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(7), 5512-5517 (2014-04-25)
In this study, silver nanoparticles were prepared and incorporated into carboxymethylcellulose films to evaluate the antimicrobial activity for food packaging applications. The techniques carried out for material characterization were: infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis for the silver nanoparticles and films
M Baalousha et al.
The Science of the total environment, 502, 344-353 (2014-09-30)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are susceptible to transformations in environmental and biological media such as aggregation, oxidation, dissolution, chlorination, sulfidation, formation/replacement of surface coatings following interaction with natural organic matter (NOM). This paper investigates the impact of surface coating and
Yunbo Xu et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(10), 6820-6825 (2013-11-20)
This study describes a simple and highly selective method for the colorimetric detection of trivalent chromium (Cr3+) using tartrate-capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as probe. The addition of tartrate to the initially prepared AgNPs gives tartrate-stabilized AgNPs ascribing to the electrostatic
Junpeng Shi et al.
Toxicology letters, 229(1), 17-24 (2014-06-10)
Humans face the risk of exposure to silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) due to their extensive application in consumer products. AgNPs can interact with many substances in the human body due to their chemically unstable nature and high activity properties, which might
Cherrie M Whiteley et al.
Environmental science. Processes & impacts, 15(11), 2050-2058 (2013-09-24)
There are significant challenges in assessing the fate and exposure of nanoparticles (NPs) in the environment owing to the lack of information on their use, potential pathways and sinks in the environment. In order to better understand the environmental exposure
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