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Themed collection RSC Advances HOT Article Collection

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Open Access Review Article

Aggregation of biologically important peptides and proteins: inhibition or acceleration depending on protein and metal ion concentrations

The process of aggregation of proteins and peptides is dependent on the concentration of proteins, and the rate of aggregation can be altered by the presence of metal ions, but this dependence is not always a straightforward relationship.

Graphical abstract: Aggregation of biologically important peptides and proteins: inhibition or acceleration depending on protein and metal ion concentrations
From the themed collection: Recent Reviews in RSC Advances
Open Access Paper

Dust removal from a hydrophobic surface by rolling fizzy water droplets

Here, environmental dust cleaning from an inclined hydrophobic surface by rolling liquid droplets has been studied and the influence of fluid droplets on the dust removal rate has been examined.

Graphical abstract: Dust removal from a hydrophobic surface by rolling fizzy water droplets
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

New, inexpensive and simple 3D printable device for nephelometric and fluorimetric determination based on smartphone sensing

A new, inexpensive and easy to use 3D printable device was developed for nephelometric and fluorimetric determination.

Graphical abstract: New, inexpensive and simple 3D printable device for nephelometric and fluorimetric determination based on smartphone sensing
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Selective production of bio-based aromatics by aerobic oxidation of native soft wood lignin in tetrabutylammonium hydroxide

Aerobic oxidation of native soft wood lignin in an aqueous solution of Bu4NOH facilitates efficient production of vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde), which is one of the platform chemicals in industry.

Graphical abstract: Selective production of bio-based aromatics by aerobic oxidation of native soft wood lignin in tetrabutylammonium hydroxide
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

A gradient screening approach for retired lithium-ion batteries based on X-ray computed tomography images

Accurate and efficient screening of retired lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles is crucial to guarantee reliable secondary applications such as in energy storage, electric bicycles, and smart grids.

Graphical abstract: A gradient screening approach for retired lithium-ion batteries based on X-ray computed tomography images
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Fluoxetine scaffold to design tandem molecular antioxidants and green catalysts

We modified fluoxetine by incorporating a selenium nucleus enabling a hydroperoxide-inactivating, glutathione peroxidase (GPx)-like activity and paving the way for its use as green catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Fluoxetine scaffold to design tandem molecular antioxidants and green catalysts
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

A phenol phosphorescent microsensor of mesoporous molecularly imprinted polymers

Based on the optical quenching phenomenon, a smart mesoporous phosphorescent microsensor was built.

Graphical abstract: A phenol phosphorescent microsensor of mesoporous molecularly imprinted polymers
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Selenium modulates cadmium-induced ultrastructural and metabolic changes in cucumber seedlings

Intensive insight into the potential mechanisms of Se-induced Cd tolerance in cucumber seedlings is essential for further improvement of vegetable crop cultivation and breeding to obtain high yields and quality in Cd-contaminated soil.

Graphical abstract: Selenium modulates cadmium-induced ultrastructural and metabolic changes in cucumber seedlings
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Cyclization step of noradrenaline and adrenaline autoxidation: a quantum chemical study

The quinone group protonation state determines the reaction mechanism of noradrenaline and adrenaline o-quinone cyclization.

Graphical abstract: Cyclization step of noradrenaline and adrenaline autoxidation: a quantum chemical study
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Butein, isoliquiritigenin, and scopoletin attenuate neurodegeneration via antioxidant enzymes and SIRT1/ADAM10 signaling pathway

Neuronal cells exposed to H2O2 may undergo increase ROS, reduction in cell viability and cell death. Butein, isoliquiritigenin, and scopoletin ameliorated H2O2-induced neurotoxicity by reducing ROS, balancing antioxidants and activating SIRT1-FoxO3a-ADAM10 pathway.

Graphical abstract: Butein, isoliquiritigenin, and scopoletin attenuate neurodegeneration via antioxidant enzymes and SIRT1/ADAM10 signaling pathway
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Identification of novel bacterial urease inhibitors through molecular shape and structure based virtual screening approaches

The enzyme urease is an essential colonizing factor of the notorious carcinogenic pathogen Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), conferring acid resistance to the bacterium.

Graphical abstract: Identification of novel bacterial urease inhibitors through molecular shape and structure based virtual screening approaches
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Photocurrent generation by a photosystem I-NiO photocathode for a p-type biophotovoltaic tandem cell

Photosystem I-biophotovoltaics based on p-type dye-sensitized solar cells and a tandem cell was demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Photocurrent generation by a photosystem I-NiO photocathode for a p-type biophotovoltaic tandem cell
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

A simple and cost-effective approach to fabricate tunable length polymeric microneedle patches for controllable transdermal drug delivery

A simple and cost-effective approach to fabricate tunable length polymeric microneedle patches for controllable transdermal drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: A simple and cost-effective approach to fabricate tunable length polymeric microneedle patches for controllable transdermal drug delivery
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Strategic design to create HER2-targeting proteins with target-binding peptides immobilized on a fibronectin type III domain scaffold

A HER2-binding protein, HBP-FLAP, developed by peptide immobilization specifically binds to HER2 and has improved resistance to proteases.

Graphical abstract: Strategic design to create HER2-targeting proteins with target-binding peptides immobilized on a fibronectin type III domain scaffold
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Synthesis of highly substituted tetrahydroquinolines using ethyl cyanoacetate via aza-Michael–Michael addition

A three-component cascade reaction involving 2-alkenyl aniline, aldehydes, and ethyl cyanoacetate in the presence of DBU to synthesize highly substituted 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines is reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of highly substituted tetrahydroquinolines using ethyl cyanoacetate via aza-Michael–Michael addition
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Ultrathin sulfate-intercalated NiFe-layered double hydroxide nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic oxygen evolution

Ultrathin NiFe-LDH nanosheets with sulfate interlayer anions prepared in gram-scale via one-pot solvothermal method exhibited excellent OER activity.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin sulfate-intercalated NiFe-layered double hydroxide nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic oxygen evolution
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Mannosylated hemagglutinin peptides bind cyanovirin-N independent of disulfide-bonds in complementary binding sites

Di-mannosylated peptides reveal mannose binding to cyanovirin-N (CV-N) low-affinity binding sites.

Graphical abstract: Mannosylated hemagglutinin peptides bind cyanovirin-N independent of disulfide-bonds in complementary binding sites
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Understanding the mechanism of the competitive adsorption in 8-methylquinoline hydrogenation over a Ru catalyst

The stronger adsorption of 8-MQL hampers further adsorption of 4H-8-MQL, which results in the difficulty in 10H-8-MQL production.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the mechanism of the competitive adsorption in 8-methylquinoline hydrogenation over a Ru catalyst
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Versatile magnetic microdiscs for the radio enhancement and mechanical disruption of glioblastoma cancer cells

First study demonstrating the use of physically engineered magnetic particles that display two functionalities for cancer treatment.

Graphical abstract: Versatile magnetic microdiscs for the radio enhancement and mechanical disruption of glioblastoma cancer cells
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Lophiostomin A–D: new 3,4-dihydroisocoumarin derivatives from the endophytic fungus Lophiostoma sp. Sigrf10

Four new 3,4-dihydroisocoumarin congeners, named lophiostomin A–D (1–4), together with two known α-pyridones (5 and 6) were isolated from cultures of the endophytic fungus Lophiostoma sp. Sigrf10 obtained from Siraitia grosvenorii.

Graphical abstract: Lophiostomin A–D: new 3,4-dihydroisocoumarin derivatives from the endophytic fungus Lophiostoma sp. Sigrf10
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Exploration of production of C14 and C15 bacillomycin D homologues with enzymatic hydrolysis from maize straws using fed-batch fermentation by Bacillus subtilis NS-174

A strain with strong antifungal activity, Bacillus subtilis NS-174, was identified and the antifungal compounds were purified and structurally analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS).

Graphical abstract: Exploration of production of C14 and C15 bacillomycin D homologues with enzymatic hydrolysis from maize straws using fed-batch fermentation by Bacillus subtilis NS-174
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Ethanol-blended petroleum fuels: implications of co-solvency for phytotechnologies

Ethanol addition to diesel fuels significantly affects the leaching potentials of petroleum hydrocarbons, thereby making them inaccessible to rhizoremediation.

Graphical abstract: Ethanol-blended petroleum fuels: implications of co-solvency for phytotechnologies
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

A novel cerium(III)–isatin Schiff base complex: spectrofluorometric and DFT studies and application as a kidney biomarker for ultrasensitive detection of human creatinine

A novel and promising Schiff base and Ce(III)-complex were synthesized and fully characterized. A novel creatinine optical biosensor based on Ce(III)-complex and could be a promising analytical tool and as a promising kidney biomarker.

Graphical abstract: A novel cerium(iii)–isatin Schiff base complex: spectrofluorometric and DFT studies and application as a kidney biomarker for ultrasensitive detection of human creatinine
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

m-s-m cationic gemini and zwitterionic surfactants – a thermodynamic analysis of their mixed micelle formation

Excess enthalpies of micelle formation for the ZW3-12/12-s-12 system as a function of the mole fraction of zwittergent (αZW3-12).

Graphical abstract: m-s-m cationic gemini and zwitterionic surfactants – a thermodynamic analysis of their mixed micelle formation
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Synthesis and characterization of thermoresponsive ZIF-8@PNIPAm-co-MAA microgel composites with enhanced performance as an adsorption/release platform

We hereby present a composite material which combines porosity (ZIF-8 MOF) and stimuli-responsiveness (PNIPAm-co-MAA microgel) in a synergistic way thus opening the path for its use in adsorption and sensing applications.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of thermoresponsive ZIF-8@PNIPAm-co-MAA microgel composites with enhanced performance as an adsorption/release platform
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Sandwich-structured poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) composite film containing a boron nitride nanosheet interlayer

A novel composite material formed by adding high dielectric inorganic ceramic particles and BNNSs interlayer into a sandwich-structured film.

Graphical abstract: Sandwich-structured poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) composite film containing a boron nitride nanosheet interlayer
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

A polypropylene mesh coated with interpenetrating double network hydrogel for local drug delivery in temporary closure of open abdomen

Prosthetic materials are widely used for temporary abdominal closure after open abdomen (OA), but local adhesion, erosion and fistula formation caused by current materials seriously affect the quality of life of patients.

Graphical abstract: A polypropylene mesh coated with interpenetrating double network hydrogel for local drug delivery in temporary closure of open abdomen
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Therapeutic potency of fermented field water-dropwort (Oenanthe javanica (Blume) DC.) in ethanol-induced liver injury

Alcohol overconsumption and abuse leads to alcoholic liver disease (ALD), which is a major chronic liver disease worldwide.

Graphical abstract: Therapeutic potency of fermented field water-dropwort (Oenanthe javanica (Blume) DC.) in ethanol-induced liver injury
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Evaluation of curcumin-mediated photodynamic therapy on the reverse of multidrug resistance in tumor cells

The Apoptosis of resistant tumor cells reduced by curcumin-mediated photodynamic therapy.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of curcumin-mediated photodynamic therapy on the reverse of multidrug resistance in tumor cells
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Real-time and in situ observation of structural evolution of giant block copolymer thin film under solvent vapor annealing by atomic force microscopy

Real-time and in situ observation technique was proposed for ultra high molecular weight block copolymer thin films under solvent vapor annealing.

Graphical abstract: Real-time and in situ observation of structural evolution of giant block copolymer thin film under solvent vapor annealing by atomic force microscopy
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Influence of magnetic field on morphological structures and physiological characteristics of bEnd.3 cells cultured on polypyrrole substrates

The combination of magnetic stimulation and polypyrrole (PPy) substrates regulate the bEnd.3 cells mechanical and physical characterizations.

Graphical abstract: Influence of magnetic field on morphological structures and physiological characteristics of bEnd.3 cells cultured on polypyrrole substrates
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Characterization of an SSB–dT25 complex: structural insights into the S-shaped ssDNA binding conformation

Single-stranded DNA (ssDNA)-binding proteins (SSBs) play an important role in all DNA-dependent cellular processes, such as DNA replication, recombination, repair, and replication restart.

Graphical abstract: Characterization of an SSB–dT25 complex: structural insights into the S-shaped ssDNA binding conformation
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Monitoring glycosidase activity for clustered sugar substrates, a study on β-glucuronidase

Enzymatically-triggered probes to determine glucuronidase hydrolysis kinetics for clustered substrates.

Graphical abstract: Monitoring glycosidase activity for clustered sugar substrates, a study on β-glucuronidase
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Trichoderma asperellum T42 induces local defense against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae under nitrate and ammonium nutrients in tobacco

A hypothetical proposed defense pathway activated during interactions between bacterial pathogen (Xoo) with tobacco plant leaves among treatments.

Graphical abstract: Trichoderma asperellum T42 induces local defense against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae under nitrate and ammonium nutrients in tobacco
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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An NIR-triggered drug release and highly efficient photodynamic therapy from PCL/PNIPAm/porphyrin modified graphene oxide nanoparticles with the Janus morphology

This project aimed to investigate the synthesis and characteristics of stimuli-responsive nanoparticles with different morphologies.

Graphical abstract: An NIR-triggered drug release and highly efficient photodynamic therapy from PCL/PNIPAm/porphyrin modified graphene oxide nanoparticles with the Janus morphology
From the themed collection: RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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