Volume 9

Issue 08,2016

(30 articles)


Linlin Zhang1,§,Yang Liu2,5,§, Gan Liu3,§, Duo Xu2, Sheng Liang3, Xinyuan Zhu4 (*), Yunfeng Lu2 (*), and Hui Wang1 (*)

Short in vivo circulation is a major hindrance to the broaderadoption of protein therapeutics. Encapsulation of proteins with athin layer of phosphorylcholine-based polymer significantly prolongedthe plasma half-life of the resulting protein nanocapsules withoutcompromising the biological activity of the encapsulated proteins.Furthermore, by constructing nanocapsules with similar sizes butdifferent surface charges and chemistry, we demonstrated a genericstrategy for prolonging the plasma half-life of therapeutic proteins.
2016, 9(8): 2424–2432

Wen Song1,§, Mengqi Shi1,§, Bei Chang1, Mingdong Dong2 (*), and Yumei Zhang1 (*)

Intracellular trafficking is slowed down by coming in contact withnanotopography, resulting in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) dilationand ER stress. The unfolded protein response (UPR) is then activatedand engages in crosstalk with cell differentiation pathways.
2016, 9(8): 2433–2444

Jiashen Meng1,§, Chaojiang Niu1,§, Xiong Liu1, Ziang Liu1, Hongliang Chen2, Xuanpeng Wang1, Jiantao Li1, Wei Chen1, Xuefeng Guo2 (*), and Liqiang Mai1 (*)

A general interface-modulated method is developed for the synthesisof multilevel metal oxide nanotubes with tunable interior structuresthrough electrospinning followed by controlled heat treatment. Thisgeneral strategy marks a milestone in the design and synthesis of complex multilevel nanotubes and shows great potential for many frontier fields.
2016, 9(8): 2445–2457

Weiqing Kong1, Xidong Duan1, Yongjie Ge1, Hongtao Liu2, Jiawen Hu1 (*), and Xiangfeng Duan1,3 (*)

Capacitive desalination is a promising desalination technique. This study reports the design and construction of three-dimensional (3D)holey graphene hydrogels (HGH) with abundant in-plane poresthat can be used as efficient electrode materials for the effectiveremoval of salt from brackish water.
2016, 9(8): 2458–2466

Hongjie Xu, Shujie Pang, Yu Jin, and Tao Zhang (*)

A general strategy is proposed to synthesize novel sponge-like nanoporous metals by dealloying metallic glasses in citric acid.The citric acid plays a key role due to its capping effect, reducingthe surface diffusion of metals. The mechanism of nanoporosity evolution during dealloying is illustrated.
2016, 9(8): 2467–2477

Francesco Sarti1,Francesco Biccari1,Federica Fioravanti1,Ughetta Torrini1, Anna Vinattieri1,Vincent Derycke2, Massimo Gurioli1,and Arianna Filoramo2 (*)

Pure and high quality semiconducting single wall carbon nanotubes(SWNTs) exhibiting a fundamental optical transition centered at 1,550 nm are sorted by selective polymer wrapping. Residualmetallic single wall carbon nanotube species are found to be absentby performing optical and electrical measurements. The recordedperformances highlight the importance of each process step.
2016, 9(8): 2478–2486

Yu-e Shi, Wenshou Wang, and Jinhua Zhan (*)

A positively charged diethyldithiocarbamate-modified Ag nanowiremembrane was developed for rapid on-site swabbing extractionand sensitive surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) detectionof typical oxidizers including ClO4-, ClO3-, and NO3- to identifyinorganic explosives.
2016, 9(8): 2487–2497

Yongpeng Lei1 (*), Qi Shi2,4, Cheng Han2, Bing Wang2, Nan Wu2, Hong Wang2, and Yingde Wang2,3 (*)

N-doped graphene (NG) was in situ grown on three-dimensional(3D) interconnected meso-/macroporous carbon fibers (SCCf)derived from silk cocoon using a simple one-step thermal treatment.The product (NG-SCCf) shows excellent activity in the oxygen reduction reaction and photocatalytic H2 production.
2016, 9(8): 2498–2509

Yanjuan Yang1, Liang He1 (*), Chunjuan Tang1,2, Ping Hu1, Xufeng Hong1, Mengyu Yan1, Yixiao Dong1, Xiaocong Tian1, Qiulong Wei1, and Liqiang Mai1 (*)

Optimized photolithography and pyrolysis are developed tofabricate carbon/chitosan-coated carbon nanotube (CHIT-CNT)microelectrodes-based micro-supercapacitor. The fabricated microsupercapacitorshows an excellent electrochemical performancewith ultrahigh specific capacitance (6.09 mF·cm–2 at a scan rateof 10 mV·s–1) and cyclability (99.9% capacitance retention after10,000 cyclic voltammetry cycles at a scan rate of 1 V·s–1).
2016, 9(8): 2510–2519

Ren Cai1, Dan Yang3, Jin Wu3, Liqin Zhang1, Cuichen Wu1, Xigao Chen1, Yanyue Wang1, Shuo Wan1, Fengwei Hou3, Qingyu Yan3, and Weihong Tan1,2 (*)

Ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) porous Zn(OH)2 nanosheets (PNs)(thickness ~3.8 nm) were fabricated by means of one-dimensionalCu nanowires as backbones. To form "smart" porous nanosheets,DNA aptamers were covalently conjugated to the surface of PNs.These ultrathin nanosheets show good biocompatibility, efficientcellular uptake, and promising pH-stimulated drug release.
2016, 9(8): 2520–2530