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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4692, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943624

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Hemicelluloses, a family of heterogeneous polysaccharides with complex molecular structures, constitute a fundamental component of lignocellulosic biomass. However, the contribution of each hemicellulose type to the mechanical properties of secondary plant cell walls remains elusive. Here we homogeneously incorporate different combinations of extracted and purified hemicelluloses (xylans and glucomannans) from softwood and hardwood species into self-assembled networks during cellulose biosynthesis in a bacterial model, without altering the morphology and the crystallinity of the cellulose bundles. These composite hydrogels can be therefore envisioned as models of secondary plant cell walls prior to lignification. The incorporated hemicelluloses exhibit both a rigid phase having close interactions with cellulose, together with a flexible phase contributing to the multiscale architecture of the bacterial cellulose hydrogels. The wood hemicelluloses exhibit distinct biomechanical contributions, with glucomannans increasing the elastic modulus in compression, and xylans contributing to a dramatic increase of the elongation at break under tension. These diverging effects cannot be explained solely from the nature of their direct interactions with cellulose, but can be related to the distinct molecular structure of wood xylans and mannans, the multiphase architecture of the hydrogels and the aggregative effects amongst hemicellulose-coated fibrils. Our study contributes to understanding the specific roles of wood xylans and glucomannans in the biomechanical integrity of secondary cell walls in tension and compression and has significance for the development of lignocellulosic materials with controlled assembly and tailored mechanical properties.


Assuntos
Parede Celular/química , Celulose/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Plantas/química , Polissacarídeos/química , Madeira/química , Configuração de Carboidratos , Sequência de Carboidratos , Catárticos/química , Citoesqueleto/química , Hidrogéis/química , Mananas , Xilanos/química
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4720, 2020 09 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32948753

RESUMO

Cellulose, the most abundant biopolymer on earth, is a versatile, energy rich material found in the cell walls of plants, bacteria, algae, and tunicates. It is well established that cellulose is crystalline, although the orientational order of cellulose crystallites normal to the plane of the cell wall has not been characterized. A preferred orientational alignment of cellulose crystals could be an important determinant of the mechanical properties of the cell wall and of cellulose-cellulose and cellulose-matrix interactions. Here, the crystalline structures of cellulose in primary cell walls of onion (Allium cepa), the model eudicot Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), and moss (Physcomitrella patens) were examined through grazing incidence wide angle X-ray scattering (GIWAXS). We find that GIWAXS can decouple diffraction from cellulose and epicuticular wax crystals in cell walls. Pole figures constructed from a combination of GIWAXS and X-ray rocking scans reveal that cellulose crystals have a preferred crystallographic orientation with the (200) and (110)/([Formula: see text]) planes preferentially stacked parallel to the cell wall. This orientational ordering of cellulose crystals, termed texturing in materials science, represents a previously unreported measure of cellulose organization and contradicts the predominant hypothesis of twisting of microfibrils in plant primary cell walls.


Assuntos
Parede Celular/química , Celulose/química , Plantas/química , Arabidopsis/química , Bryopsida/química , Cristalografia , Cristalografia por Raios X , Microfibrilas/química
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SAR QSAR Environ Res ; 31(9): 697-715, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878494

RESUMO

Azo dyes are a group of chemical moieties joined by azo (-N=N-) group with potential usefulness in different industrial applications. But these dyes are not devoid of hazardous consequence because of poor affinity for the fibre and discharge into the water stream. The chemical aspects of 72 azo dyes towards cellulose fibre in terms of their affinity by QSPR have been explored in the present work. We have employed two approaches, namely balance of correlation without IIC (TF1) and balance of correlation with IIC (TF2), to generate 16 QSAR models from 8 splits. The determination coefficient of calibration and validation set was found higher when the QSPR models were developed using the index of ideality correlation (IIC) parameter (TF2). The model developed with TF2 for split 3 was considered as a prominent model because the determination coefficient of the validation set was maximum (r 2 = 0.9468). The applicability domain (AD) was also analysed based on 'statistical defect', d(A) for a SMILES attribute. The mechanistic interpretation was done by identifying the SMILES attributes responsible for the promoter of endpoint increase and promoter of endpoint decrease. These SMILES attributes were applied to design 15 new dyes with higher affinity for cellulose fibre.


Assuntos
Compostos Azo/química , Celulose/química , Corantes/química , Relação Quantitativa Estrutura-Atividade , Adsorção , Simulação por Computador , Método de Monte Carlo
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J Chromatogr A ; 1626: 461386, 2020 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32797858

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In this study, the microcrystalline cellulose/metal-organic framework 199 hybrid (MCC/MOF-199) was applied as sorbent for the dispersive micro-solid phase-extraction (D-µSPE) of chlorophenols. The D-µSPE method combined with high-performance liquid chromatography- ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV) was employed to determine of four chlorophenols including 2-chlorophenol (2-CP), 4-chlorophenol (4-CP), 2,3-dichlorophenol (2,3-DCP), and 2,5-dichlorophenol (2,5-DCP) in aqueous. The main parameters of the D-µSPE process that influence the extraction (i.e. the amount of sorbent, elution condition, extraction time, and pH) were investigated and optimized. Based on the outputs, the presence of MCC on the surface of MOF-199 leads to improve the properties of MOF-199 and the MCC/MOF-199 has the highest sorption capacity, durability, and porosity in comparison with MCC and MOF-199. According to the validation study at the optimized conditions, the linearity for the analytes was achieved in the range from 0.1 to 200 ng mL-1 for 2-CP and 4-CP and 0.15 to 200 ng mL-1 for 2,3-DCP and 2,5-DCP with correlation coefficients between 0.9928 and 0.9965. The limits of detection calculated at S/N=3 were in the range of 0.03-0.05 ng mL-1. Besides, the relative standard deviations (RSDs) for three spiking levels (0.2, 10,100 ng mL-1) do not exceed 6.8% and extraction recoveries are between 81.0% and 88.3%. Finally, the D-µSPE-HPLC-UV method was successfully applied to the analysis of CPs in real water samples (mineral, river and wastewater samples) with good recoveries (95.8 to 99.5%) and satisfactory precisions (RSD < 6.8%).


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Celulose/química , Clorofenóis/análise , Estruturas Metalorgânicas/química , Microextração em Fase Sólida/métodos , Clorofenóis/química , Clorofenóis/isolamento & purificação , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Água Doce/análise , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Limite de Detecção , Rios/química , Espectrofotometria Ultravioleta , Águas Residuárias/análise
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5417-5432, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32801697

RESUMO

Introduction: Green-based materials have been increasingly studied to circumvent off-target cytotoxicity and other side-effects from conventional chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: Here, cellulose fibers (CF) were isolated from rice straw (RS) waste by using an eco-friendly alkali treatment. The CF network served as an anticancer drug carrier for 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). The physicochemical and thermal properties of CF, pure 5-FU drug, and the 5-FU-loaded CF (CF/5-FU) samples were evaluated. The samples were assessed for in vitro cytotoxicity assays using human colorectal cancer (HCT116) and normal (CCD112) cell lines, along with human nasopharyngeal cancer (HONE-1) and normal (NP 460) cell lines after 72-hours of treatment. Results: XRD and FTIR revealed the successful alkali treatment of RS to isolate CF with high purity and crystallinity. Compared to RS, the alkali-treated CF showed an almost fourfold increase in surface area and zeta potential of up to -33.61 mV. SEM images illustrated the CF network with a rod-shaped structure and comprised of ordered aggregated cellulose. TGA results proved that the thermal stability of 5-FU increased within the drug carrier. Based on UV-spectroscopy measurements for 5-FU loading into CF, drug loading encapsulation efficiency was estimated to be 83 ±0.8%. The release media at pH 7.4 and pH 1.2 showed a maximum drug release of 79% and 46%, respectively, over 24 hours. In cytotoxicity assays, CF showed almost no damage, while pure 5-FU killed most of the both normal and cancer cells. Impressively, the drug-loaded sample of CF/5-FU at a 250 µg/mL concentration demonstrated a 58% inhibition against colorectal cancer cells, but only a 23% inhibition against normal colorectal cells. Further, a 62.50 µg/mL concentration of CF/5FU eliminated 71% and 39% of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and normal nasopharyngeal cells, respectively. Discussion: This study, therefore, showed the strong potential anticancer activity of the novel CF/5-FU formulations, warranting their further investigation.


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Celulose/química , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Fluoruracila/administração & dosagem , Fluoruracila/farmacologia , Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Portadores de Fármacos/administração & dosagem , Portadores de Fármacos/farmacocinética , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Estabilidade de Medicamentos , Fluoruracila/farmacocinética , Células HCT116 , Humanos , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/tratamento farmacológico , Oryza/química , Espectrofotometria Ultravioleta , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Termogravimetria , Difração de Raios X
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4021-4047, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606662

RESUMO

Purpose: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with microbial accumulation. The purpose of this study was to reuse the agricultural waste to produce cellulose nanofibers (CNF) and further modification of the CNF with κ-carrageenan oligosaccharides (CO) for drug delivery. In addition, this study is focused on the antimicrobial activity of surfactin-loaded CO-CNF towards periodontal pathogens. Materials and Methods: A chemo-mechanical method was used to extract the CNF and the modification was done by using CO. The studies were further proceeded by adding different quantities of surfactin [50 mg (50 SNPs), 100 mg (100 SNPs), 200 mg (200 SNPs)] into the carrier (CO-CNF). The obtained materials were characterized, and the antimicrobial activity of surfactin-loaded CO-CNF was evaluated. Results: The obtained average size of CNF and CO-CNF after ultrasonication was 263 nm and 330 nm, respectively. Microscopic studies suggested that the CNF has a short diameter with long length and CO became cross-linked to form as beads within the CNF network. The addition of CO improved the degradation temperature, crystallinity, and swelling property of CNF. The material has a controlled drug release, and the entrapment efficiency and loading capacity of the drug were 53.15 ± 2.36% and 36.72 ± 1.24%, respectively. It has antioxidant activity and inhibited the growth of periodontal pathogens such as Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromonas gingivalis by preventing the biofilm formation, reducing the metabolic activity, and promoting the oxidative stress. Conclusion: The study showed the successful extraction of CNF and modification with CO improved the physical parameters of the CNF. In addition, surfactin-loaded CO-CNF has potential antimicrobial activity against periodontal pathogens. The obtained biomaterial is economically valuable and has great potential for biomedical applications.


Assuntos
Carragenina/química , Celulose/química , Lipopeptídeos/química , Nanofibras/química , Peptídeos Cíclicos/química , Periodonto/microbiologia , Animais , Bactérias/metabolismo , Compostos de Bifenilo/química , Sobrevivência Celular , Difusão Dinâmica da Luz , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/química , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Nanofibras/ultraestrutura , Oligossacarídeos/química , Picratos/química , Células RAW 264.7 , Soja/química , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(31): 18310-18316, 2020 08 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32675247

RESUMO

Bionic electronic skin (E-skin) that could convert external physical or mechanical stimuli into output signals has a wide range of applications including wearable devices, artificial prostheses, software robots, etc. Here, we present a chameleon-inspired multifunctional E-skin based on hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), Poly(Acrylamide-co-Acrylic acid) (PACA), and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) composited liquid-crystal hydrogel. We found that the HPC could still form cholesteric liquid-crystal photonic structures with the CNTs additive for enhancing their color saturation and PACA polymerization for locating their assembled periodic structures. As the composite hydrogel containing HPC elements and the PACA scaffold responds to different stimuli, such as temperature variations, mechanical pressure, and tension, it could correspondingly change its volume or internal nanostructure and report these as visible color switches. In addition, due to the additive of CNTs, the composite hydrogel could also output these stimuli as electrical resistance signals. Thus, the hydrogel E-skins had the ability of quantitatively feeding back external stimuli through electrical resistance as well as visually mapping the stimulating sites by color variation. This dual-signal sensing provides the ability of visible-user interaction as well as antiinterference, endowing the multifunctional E-skin with great application prospects.


Assuntos
Celulose/química , Condutividade Elétrica , Hidrogéis/química , Cristais Líquidos , Dispositivos Eletrônicos Vestíveis , Cor , Fenômenos Ópticos
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J Chromatogr A ; 1623: 461202, 2020 Jul 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32505290

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Designed more than thirty years ago in order to improve and maximize the discrimination capability of native polysaccharides, cellulose- and amylose-based selectors have shown excellent and unequalled performances for the enantioseparation of chiral compounds. The successful story of these chiral selectors relies on a multi-site high-ordered chiral platform which is held up by intramolecular hydrogen bonds (HBs), and makes the polymer able to host and discriminate enantiomers. In this environment, both achiral and stereoselective intermolecular noncovalent interactions play a pivotal role, and HBs, halogen bonds (XBs), dipole-dipole, π-π stacking, steric repulsive, and van der Waals interactions underlie adsorption process and formation of transient diastereomeric assemblies between the polymer and the enantiomer pair. In the last decades, advances in computational chemistry and spectroscopic techniques have improved knowledge of noncovalent interactions, contributing to decode their functions in chemical systems. Significantly, over time the growing interplay between experimental and theoretical approaches has contributed to unravel intermolecular forces underlying selector-selectand association and to understand recognition patterns. On this basis, this review summarizes seminal and representative studies dealing with noncovalent interactions that function in HPLC enantioseparations promoted by cellulose benzoates and phenylcarbamates of amylose and cellulose. The importance of integrating theoretical and experimental approaches to profile mechanisms and interaction patterns is highlighted by discussing focused case studies. In particular, the advantageous utilization of electrostatic potential (V) analysis and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in this field is evidenced. A systematic compilation of all published literature has not been attempted.


Assuntos
Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Polissacarídeos/química , Celulose/química , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Fenilcarbamatos/química , Estereoisomerismo
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J Chromatogr A ; 1624: 461218, 2020 Aug 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32540066

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In this study, amylose- and cellulose-phenylcarbamate-based chiral columns with different chiral-selector (CS) chemistries were compared to each other for the separation of enantiomers of basic chiral analytes in acetonitrile and aqueous-acetonitrile mobile phases in HPLC. For two chemistries the amylose-based columns with coated and immobilized CSs were also compared. The comparison of CSs containing only electron-donating or electron-withdrawing substituents with those containing both electron-donating and electron-withdrawing substituents showed opposite results for the studied set of chiral analytes in the case of amylose and cellulose derivatives. Along with the chemistry of CS the focus was on the behavior of polysaccharide phenylcarbamates in acetonitrile versus aqueous acetonitrile as eluents. In agreement with earlier results, it was found that in contrast to the commonly accepted view, polysaccharide phenylcarbamates do not behave as typical reversed-phase materials for basic analytes either. In the range of water content in the mobile phase of up to 20-30% v/v the behavior of these CSs is similar to hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC)-type adsorbents. This means that with increasing water content in the mobile phase up to 20-30% v/v, the retention of analytes mostly decreases. The important finding of this study is that the separation efficiency improves for most analytes when switching from pure acetonitrile to aqueous acetonitrile. Therefore, in spite of reduced retention, the separation of enantiomers improves and thus, the HILIC-range of mobile phase composition, offering shorter analysis time and better peak resolution, is advantageous over pure polar-organic solvent mode. Interesting examples of enantiomer elution order (EEO) reversal were observed for some analytes based on the content of water in the mobile phase on Lux Cellulose-1 and Lux Amylose-2 columns.


Assuntos
Amilose/química , Celulose/química , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Preparações Farmacêuticas/isolamento & purificação , Fenilcarbamatos/química , Acetonitrilos/química , Elétrons , Etanolaminas/análise , Etanolaminas/isolamento & purificação , Preparações Farmacêuticas/análise , Propanolaminas/análise , Propanolaminas/isolamento & purificação , Propranolol/análise , Propranolol/isolamento & purificação , Estereoisomerismo , Água/química
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J Chromatogr A ; 1623: 461174, 2020 Jul 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32505278

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A new class of chitosan derivatives with an isopropylthiourea at the 2-position and various carbamates at the 3,6-positions of the glucosamine skeleton was synthesized by the selective thiocarbamoylation of the 2-amino group. The chiral stationary phases (CSPs) were then prepared by coating the obtained chitosan 2-isopropylthiourea-3,6-dicarbamate derivatives onto silica gel. The enantioseparation property of the chitosan-based CSPs was assessed with twelve racemates by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The CSPs displayed a characteristic enantioseparation power, which seemed to be significantly affected by the 3,6-substituents of the glucosamine unit. The chitosan derivatives with the 3,6-diphenylcarbamate, except for 2-methylphenylcarbamate, possessed higher enantioseparation abilities than those with the 3,6-dicyclohexylcarbamate. Compared to other chitosan derivatives with 2-various substituents and commercialized Chiralcel OD, the chitosan 2-isopropylthiourea derivatives revealed a relatively higher enantioselectivity for some racemic compounds.


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Quitosana/análogos & derivados , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Carbamatos/química , Celulose/análogos & derivados , Celulose/química , Glucosamina/química , Fenilcarbamatos/química , Sílica Gel/química , Estereoisomerismo , Tioureia/análogos & derivados
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J Chromatogr A ; 1623: 461154, 2020 Jul 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32505273

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Chiral stationary phases (CSPs) have always been research hotspot in enantiomer separation. Currently, most of the CSPs are based on silica platform. In this research, monodisperse, porous glycidyl methacrylate-divinylbenzene copolymer particles (poly(GMA-DVB)) were designed and prepared. Then the GMA was further reacted with ethylenediamine to introduce amino groups onto the polymer, which provide anchoring sites for cellulose derivatives. Herein, Cellulose-tris (3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) (CDMPC) was successfully coated onto the polymer microspheres, achieving a stable and successful CSP. The porous structure and the surface moieties of the CSPs were studied in detail. The chromatographic separation was optimized. Hexaconazole,methyl DL-mandelate,benzoin and tebuconazole have been successfully separated on the CSP column, with column efficiency as high as 10,200 plates/m, which is comparable with some silica-based CSPs. The research has indicated that the poly(GMA-DVB) is a promising candidate for constructing CSPs for chiral separation.


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Celulose/análogos & derivados , Microesferas , Fenilcarbamatos/química , Polímeros/química , Celulose/química , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Compostos de Epóxi/química , Metacrilatos/química , Porosidade , Dióxido de Silício/química , Estereoisomerismo , Triazóis/química , Compostos de Vinila/química
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(25): 14602-14608, 2020 06 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32522869

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Bioinspired actuators with stimuli-responsive and deformable properties are being pursued in fields such as artificial tissues, medical devices and diagnostics, and intelligent biosensors. These applications require that actuator systems have biocompatibility, controlled deformability, biodegradability, mechanical durability, and stable reversibility. Herein, we report a bionic actuator system consisting of stimuli-responsive genetically engineered silk-elastin-like protein (SELP) hydrogels and wood-derived cellulose nanofibers (CNFs), which respond to temperature and ionic strength underwater by ecofriendly methods. Programmed site-selective actuation can be predicted and folded into three-dimensional (3D) origami-like shapes. The reversible deformation performance of the SELP/CNF actuators was quantified, and complex spatial transformations of multilayer actuators were demonstrated, including a biomimetic flower design with selective petal movements. Such actuators consisting entirely of biocompatible and biodegradable materials will offer an option toward constructing stimuli-responsive systems for in vivo biomedicine soft robotics and bionic research.


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Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Materiais Biomiméticos/química , Biônica/métodos , Celulose/química , Elastina/química , Elastina/genética , Hidrogéis/química , Conformação Molecular , Nanofibras/química , Engenharia de Proteínas , Robótica/métodos , Seda/química , Seda/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0233952, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32498075

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This study aimed to produce cellulose-based conductive fabrics with electrical conductivity and flexibility. Bacterial cellulose (BC) and three chemical cellulose (CC), namely methyl cellulose (MC), hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPMC) and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) were in situ polymerized with aniline and the four conductive cellulose fabrics were compared and evaluated. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy analysis confirmed that three CC-PANI composites displayed longer and more stable polymerization pattern than BC-PANI because of the different polymerization method: bulk polymerization for BC-PANI and emulsion polymerization for CC-PANI, respectively. The electrical conductivity of BC-PANI and CC-PANI were ranging from 0.962 × 10-2 S/cm to 2.840 × 10-2 S/cm. MC-PANI showed the highest electrical conductivity among the four conductive cellulose fabrics. The flexibility and crease recovery results showed that MC-PANI had the highest flexibility compared to BC-PANI, HPMC-PANI, and CMC-PANI. These results have confirmed that the electrical conductivity and flexibility were influenced by the type of cellulose, and MC-PANI was found to have the best performance in the electrical conductivity and flexibility.


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Carboximetilcelulose Sódica/química , Celulose/análogos & derivados , Metilcelulose/química , Polissacarídeos Bacterianos/química , Têxteis , Compostos de Anilina/química , Celulose/química , Elasticidade , Condutividade Elétrica , Nanocompostos/química , Polimerização , Têxteis/análise , Dispositivos Eletrônicos Vestíveis
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Chemosphere ; 259: 127439, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32593825

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The presence of emerging micropollutants and dyes in water resource has raised global concern about their intense effects to aquatic environments, ecosystem and human health in general. So far, various adsorbents have been suggested for reducing the levels of bisphenol A, methylene blue and neutral red contamination in wastewaters. However, a number of these adsorbents seemed to have low adsorptive capacities and regeneration performances. In view of these, batch experiment was performed to decontaminate these pollutants from aqueous solutions using an optimized bagasse-ß-cyclodextrin polymer (SB-ß-CD). Characterization studies of SB-ß-CD were performed using FTIR, pH point of zero charge, XRD and BET methods. Adsorption of BPA, MB and NR was favored at lower temperature (298 K) and pH of 7.0, 9.0 and 6.0, respectively. The maximum adsorption capacity of BPA, MB and NR at 298 K was 121, 963 and 685 mg g-1, respectively. Hydrogen bonding through host-guest inclusion and electrostatic interactions could respectively attribute to uptake of BPA and MB/NR onto SB-ß-CD. Adsorption kinetics of three pollutants followed pseudo-second-order model. Langmuir and Freundlich models were fitted to describe the adsorption of BPA and MB/NR, respectively. Thermodynamic parameters confirmed the occurrence of physical adsorption which is spontaneous and exothermic in nature. SB-ß-CD loaded with BPA and MB/NR was certainly reused by 75% ethanol and 0.1 mol L-1 HCl solutions, respectively. Novel SB-ß-CD showed better adsorptive capacity and regeneration performances; consequently can offers practical application for removal of BPA, MB and NR from wastewaters.


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Compostos Benzidrílicos/química , Celulose/química , Ciclodextrinas/química , Azul de Metileno/química , Vermelho Neutro/química , Fenóis/química , Adsorção , Ecossistema , Polímeros , Poluentes Químicos da Água/análise , Purificação da Água/métodos , beta-Ciclodextrinas
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 3669-3680, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32547021

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Introduction: The exhaustion and poor homing of activated lymphocytes are critical obstacles in adoptive cell immunotherapy for solid tumors. In order to effectively deliver immune cells into tumors, we encapsulated interferon-α2b (IFN-α2b) into macroporous hydrogels as an enhancement factor and utilized low-dose irradiation (LDI) as a tumoral attractor of T cells. Methods: Hydroxypropyl cellulose hydrogels were prepared by irradiation techniques, and the cross-sectional microstructure was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. The synergistic antitumor mechanism of combination of IFN-α2b and CIK cells was evaluated by detecting the expression of activation marker CD69 on CIK cell surface and IFN-γ production by CIK cells. The in vivo antitumor activity of IFN-α2b-incorporated hydroxypropyl cellulose hydrogels combined with CIK and radiation was evaluated in an MKN-45 xenografted nude mice model. Results: The bioactivity of IFN-α2b was well maintained in ultraviolet-reactive, rapidly cross-linkable hydroxypropyl cellulose hydrogels. In vitro studies demonstrated IFN-α2b-activated T cells, as evidenced by upregulating early activation marker CD69 and secretion inflammatory cytokine IFN-γ. In vivo real-time image showed our hydrogels kept a higher amount of drug delivery at the tumor site for a long time compared with free drug injection. Low-dose irradiation promoted T cell accumulation and infiltration in subcutaneous tumors. Combination of IFN-α2b-loaded hydrogels (Gel-IFN) with T cells and LDI exhibited higher efficacy to eradicate human gastric cancer xenograted tumors with less proliferating cells and more necrotic regions compared with IFN-α2b or T cells alone. Discussion: HPC hydrogels kept the activity of IFN-α2b and stably release of IFN-α2b to stimulate T cells for a long time. At the same time, low-dose radiation recruits T cells into tumors. This innovative integration mode of IFN-α2b-loaded hydrogels and radiotherapy offers a potent strategy to improve the therapeutic outcome of T cell therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Reagentes para Ligações Cruzadas/química , Hidrogéis/química , Interferon-alfa/uso terapêutico , Luz , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Gástricas/radioterapia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Celulose/análogos & derivados , Celulose/química , Relação Dose-Resposta à Radiação , Elétrons , Humanos , Interferon-alfa/farmacologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Food Chem ; 331: 127108, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32593036

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In this work, novel edible coating films based on beeswax-in-water (O/W) Pickering emulsions had been investigated. The Pickering emulsions were stabilized with cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs)/carboxymethyl chitosan (CCS). The emulsions with a droplet diameter of around 10 µm had uniform particle size distribution, and the creaming stability was improved with the increasing the contents of CNFs in the complexes, rheological analysis demonstrated that the Pickering emulsions had an elastic gel-like network. Furthermore, free-standing films were obtained when the emulsions were dried at ambient condition, the tensile strength of the coating films could be 5.0 MPa at a strain of 2.2%, and the water vapor permeability (WVP) value was lower than 2 × 10-7 g∙h-1∙m-1∙Pa-1. Moreover, the coating films could inhibit the growth of typical spoilage organisms such as S. aureus or E. coli, it indicated that the coatings films would have promising applications in antiseptic and fresh keeping for berry fruits.


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Antibacterianos/química , Celulose/química , Emulsões/química , Embalagem de Alimentos/instrumentação , Ceras/química , Quitosana/análogos & derivados , Quitosana/química , Escherichia coli , Microbiologia de Alimentos , Nanoestruturas/química , Permeabilidade , Staphylococcus aureus , Vapor , Resistência à Tração , Água
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Food Chem ; 331: 127203, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574943

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Effects of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) (50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 MPa) pretreatment on water mobility and distribution, drying duration, microstructure, color, cell wall fraction and tissue structure of strawberry slices were investigated. HHP significantly increased water mobility of the strawberry slices, resulting in the reduction of drying duration by 9-24%. As the pretreatment pressure was increased, redness value and anthocyanin content continuously increased, soluble pectin (SBP) content increased and then decreased, while the contents of protopectin (PTP) and cellulose decreased. After the HHP pretreatment, chromoplasts and moisture was distributed more uniformly in the strawberry slices. Microscopy images showed the formation of microscopic holes or channels in the matrix and the breakdown of tissue structure by HHP. Results suggested HHP pretreatment disrupted the integrity of the fresh strawberry which enhanced the drying efficiency and migration of the chromoplasts during the vacuum-freeze drying process.


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Fragaria/química , Liofilização , Antocianinas/química , Antocianinas/metabolismo , Celulose/química , Cor , Fragaria/metabolismo , Pressão Hidrostática , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Pectinas/química , Pectinas/metabolismo , Água/química
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J Environ Sci Health B ; 55(9): 767-782, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32586186

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Activated biocarbons were prepared using biomass wastes: sugarcane bagasse, coconut shell and endocarp of babassu coconut; as a renewable source of low-cost raw materials and without prior treatments. These activated biocarbons were characterized by textural analysis, solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and scanning electronic microscopy. Textural analysis results revealed that those activated biocarbons were microporous, with specific surface area values of 547, 991 and 1,068 m2 g-1 from sugarcane bagasse, coconut shell and endocarp of babassu coconut, respectively. The innovation of this work was to evaluate which biomass residue was able to offer the best performance in removing 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid herbicide (2,4-D) from water by adsorption. Adsorption process of 2,4-D was investigated and the Langmuir and Redlich-Peterson models described best the adsorption process, with R2 values within 0.96-0.99. The 2,4-D removal performance were 97% and 99% for the coconut and babassu biocarbons, respectively. qM parameter values obtained from Langmuir model were 153.9, 233.0 and 235.5 mg g-1 using sugarcane bagasse, coconut shell and endocarp of babassu, respectively. In addition, the adsorption kinetics were described nicely by the second-order model and the Gibbs free energy parameter values were negative, pointing to a spontaneous adsorption, as well.


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Ácido 2,4-Diclorofenoxiacético/isolamento & purificação , Resíduos Industriais , Poluentes Químicos da Água/isolamento & purificação , Purificação da Água/métodos , Ácido 2,4-Diclorofenoxiacético/química , Adsorção , Agricultura , Biomassa , Celulose/química , Cocos/química , Herbicidas/química , Herbicidas/isolamento & purificação , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Cinética , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura , Saccharum/química , Termodinâmica , Poluentes Químicos da Água/química , Difração de Raios X
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0235168, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32579611

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OBJECTIVE: There is an increasing need for small diameter vascular grafts with superior host hemo- and cytocompatibilities, such as low activation of platelets and leukocytes. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether the preparation of bacterial nanocellulose grafts with different inner surfaces has an impact on in vitro host cytocompatibility. METHODS: We have synthesized five different grafts in a bioreactor, namely open interface surface (OIS), inverted (INV), partially air dried (PAD), surface formed in air contact (SAC) and standard (STD) that were characterized by a different surface roughness. The grafts (length 55 mm, inner diameter 5 mm) were attached to heparinized polyvinyl chloride tubes, loaded with human blood and rotated at 37°C for 4 hours. Then, blood was analyzed for frequencies of cellular fractions, oxidative products, soluble complement and thrombin factors. The results were compared to clinically approved grafts made of polyethylene terephthalate and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene. Additionally, blood platelets were labelled with 111Indium-oxine to visualize the distribution of adherent platelets in the loop by scintigraphy. RESULTS: SAC nanocellulose grafts with the lowest surface roughness exhibited superior performance with <10% leukocyte and <50% thrombocyte loss in contrast to other grafts that exhibited >65% leukocyte and >90% thrombocyte loss. Of note, SAC nanocellulose grafts showed lowest radioactivity with scintigraphy analyses, indicating reduced platelet adhesion. Although the levels of reactive oxygen species and cell free DNA did not differ significantly, the levels of thrombin-antithrombin complexes were lowest in SAC grafts. However, all nanocellulose grafts exhibited enhanced complement activation. CONCLUSION: The systematic variation of the inner surfaces of BNC vascular grafts significantly improves biocompatibility. Especially, SAC grafts exhibited the lowest loss of platelets as well as leukocytes and additionally significantly diminished activation of the coagulation system. Further animal studies are needed to study in vivo biocompatibilities.


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Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Prótese Vascular , Celulose/química , Polissacarídeos Bacterianos/química , Grau de Desobstrução Vascular/fisiologia , Animais , Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Implante de Prótese Vascular/métodos , Celulose/ultraestrutura , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/fisiopatologia , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/prevenção & controle , Heparina/farmacologia , Humanos , Teste de Materiais/métodos , Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura , Adesividade Plaquetária/fisiologia , Polietilenotereftalatos/química , Politetrafluoretileno/química , Propriedades de Superfície , Grau de Desobstrução Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Chromatogr A ; 1622: 461125, 2020 Jul 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32381300

RESUMO

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the origin and the manufacturing processes of the chiral stationary phases (CSPs) on their chromatographic behaviors. Hence, four chiral stationary phases based on immobilized tris (3,5-dichlorophenylcarbamate) derivative of cellulose supplied by four different manufacturers were evaluated. A set of twenty-nine compounds, including commercially available and in-house synthesized compounds, with a broad range of lipophilicity and polarity was chosen. Three main parameters were evaluated on all stationary phases: retention factor, selectivity and loading capacity. This work highlighted that the retention factor strongly varied according to the manufacturer. Regardless of the characteristic of the tested compounds i.e. neutral, acidic or basic, there was a trend in retention ability of the four chiral stationary phases: retention was increasing from CHIRAL ART Cellulose-SC, REFLECT I-Cellulose C, Chiralpak IC to Lux i-Cellulose-5. On the contrary, selectivity did not follow the same trend as retention. The difference in selectivity between each column towards one compound was quite low while the difference in resolution depended on the nature of the compounds investigated and was significant in certain cases. Finally, the four different columns presented similar and high loading capacity.


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Celulose/análogos & derivados , Cromatografia com Fluido Supercrítico/métodos , Fenilcarbamatos/química , Celulose/química , Omeprazol/isolamento & purificação , Estereoisomerismo
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