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Journal of Drug Targeting

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535085/characterization-of-an-encapsulated-insulin-secreting-human-pancreatic-beta-cell-line-in-a-modular-microfluidic-device
#1
Argia Acarregui, Jesús Ciriza, Laura Saenz Del Burgo, Haritz Gurruchaga, José Yeste, Xavier Illa, Gorka Orive, Rosa M Hernández, Rosa Villa, Jose Luis Pedraz
Type I diabetes mellitus is characterized by the destruction of the insulin producing beta cells within the pancreas by the immune system. After the success of Edmonton protocol, islet transplantation has shown to be a promising therapy, but with the Achilles´ heel of the need of using immunosuppressive drugs. Currently, cell encapsulation technology represents a real alternative to protect transplanted islets from the host´s immune attack. Although preliminary in vitro studies with encapsulated cells have been traditionally performed under static conditions in terms of viability and efficiency, these static cultures do not represent a close approach to in vivo environments...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521529/potential-of-novel-drug-delivery-systems-in-the-management-of-topical-candidiasis
#2
Mahima Mathur, Kusum Devi Vemula
High prevalence of topical fungal infections is perceived in majority of nations worldwide accounting for numerous serious systemic complications. Of several fungal infections, candidiasis is one of the widespread infections which is manifested due to localization and proliferation of fungi. Present pharmacotherapy offers an effective treatment but possesses serious limitations like inadequate solubility, ineffectiveness in lowering diseased condition and patient incompliance. Several attempts to overcome these shortcomings and building suitable technology platforms for development of appropriate dosage forms which can enhance effectiveness, patient acceptability while maintaining safety, efficacy and affordability of drug delivery, have been made...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438041/design-of-multifunctional-liposome-quantum-dot-hybrid-nanocarriers-and-their-biomedical-application
#3
Wenjing Qu, Wenbao Zuo, Na Li, Yanhui Hou, Zhihua Song, Guojing Gou, Jianhong Yang
Luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots (QDs), have rich surface chemistry and unique optical properties that make them useful as probes or carriers for molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. However, their potential toxicity and instability in biological environments have puzzled scientific researchers. Much research effort has been devoted to encapsulation of QDs with liposomal hybrids to make them versatile nanocarriers for simultaneous therapeutics and diagnostics (theranostics) and considerable progress has been made over recent years...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475385/preparation-of-chondroitin-sulfate-adipic-acid-dihydrazide-doxorubicin-conjugate-and-its-antitumor-characteristics-against-llc-cells
#4
Hiraku Onishi, Ai Fukasawa, Andang Miatmoko, Kumi Kawano, Yuri Ikeuchi, Yoshiyuki Hattori
Macromolecule-antitumor drug conjugates can reach tumor sites specifically via the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect. It is desirable to release the drug efficiently from the conjugate at acidic pH in the tumor tissue or in the endosomes of cancer cells. In this study, we attempted to produce a carrier system with a labile chemical bond at acidic pH. Adipic acid dihydrazide (ADH)-chondroitin sulfate (CS) (termed CS-ACH) was synthesized by a two step method, with the introduction of formyl groups followed by reductive amination using ADH...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462610/the-application-of-polysaccharide-based-nanogels-in-peptides-proteins-and-anticancer-drugs-delivery
#5
Lin Zhang, Jifei Pan, Shibo Dong, Zhaoming Li
Finding adequate carriers for proteins/peptides and anticancer drugs delivery has become an urgent need, owing to the growing number of therapeutic macromolecules and the increasing amount of cancer incidence. Polysaccharide-based nanogels have attracted interest as carriers for proteins/peptides and anticancer drugs because of their characteristic properties like biodegradability, biocompatibility, stimuli-responsive behavior, softness and swelling to help achieve a controlled, triggered response at the target site...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452577/novel-nano-sized-liposome-encapsulated-polyamidoamine-dendrimer-derivatives-facilitate-tumour-targeting-by-overcoming-the-polyethylene-glycol-dilemma-and-integrin-saturation-obstacle
#6
Gang Li, Yan-Zhi Song, Zhen-Jun Huang, Kang Chen, Dawei Chen, Yi-Hui Deng
Drug delivery systems (DDSs) commonly employ arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptides with polyethylene glycol (PEG)-dependent enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect to optimize tumour-targeting. However, the PEG dilemma and integrin saturation obstacle are major challenges. To address these issues, we constructed a novel, nano-sized DDS by encapsulating doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded folic acid derivatives of polyamidoamine dendrimer (PAMAM G5.0) in cyclic RGD-tyrosine-lysine pentapeptide (c[RGDyK])-modified liposomes (RGD-SL[FND/DOX]), prepared using thin-film hydration, film-dispersion, and hydration-sonication...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447897/specific-hepatic-stellate-cell-penetrating-peptide-targeted-delivery-of-a-kla-peptide-reduces-collagen-accumulation-by-inducing-apoptosis
#7
Zhengrong Guo, Dong Li, Huanyan Peng, Jiwen Kang, Xiaoyu Jiang, Xiaoli Xie, Dianxing Sun, Huijing Jiang
Liver fibrosis is an aberrant wound-healing process to chronic hepatic inflammation and is characterized by excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) that is produced by activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Thus, activated HSCs play a key role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and are a potential target for the treatment of liver fibrosis. Herein, we report that a specific HSC-penetrating peptide reduced collagen accumulation by inducing the apoptosis of HSC-T6 cells. We first screened HSC-specific transduction peptides and identified a novel HSC-targeted cell-penetrating peptide (HTP) that specifically interacted with HSC-T6 cells...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447892/intracellular-localization-of-proteins-to-specific-cellular-areas-by-nanocapsule-mediated-delivery
#8
Huabin Wang, Ligang Chen, Xianchao Sun, Ailing Fu
Nanocapsules are promising carriers with great potential for intracellular protein transport. Although many studies have intended to improve cell uptake efficacy, there is an increasing interest in understanding of subcellular distribution of cargoes inside cells, which is essential for purposeful delivery of biomolecules into specific sites within cells. Herein, we interrogate the intracellular localization of exogenous proteins, including fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled bovine serum albumin (BSA) and green fluorescent protein (GFP), mediated by specially designed nanocapsules...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436711/mir-33b-5p-sensitizes-gastric-cancer-cells-to-chemotherapy-drugs-via-inhibiting-hmga2-expression
#9
Xiaoyan Yang, Qian Zhao, Huali Yin, Xiaoyong Lei, Runliang Gan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are internal, noncoding, and ∼22 nt small RNAs that display cell- and tissue-specific expression. They play important regulatory roles in cell proliferation and chemo-sensitivity. This study focused on tumor-suppressive miR-33b-5p expression as well as its role in gastric cancer. MiR-33b-5p was found low expression in gastric cancer cell lines. Functionally, western blots and the luciferase reporter assay were used to confirme that HMGA2 was the potential target of miR-33b-5p. Next, we used CCK-8 kits to analyze the effect of miR-33b-5p combined chemotherapy drugs on cell inhibition rate, and flow cytometry to analyze cells apoptosis...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391715/curcumin-sensitizes-prostate-cancer-cells-to-radiation-partly-via-epigenetic-activation-of-mir-143-and-mir-143-mediated-autophagy-inhibition
#10
Jianbo Liu, Min Li, Yuewei Wang, Jianchao Luo
Curcumin has been reported as a radiosensitizer in prostate cancer. But the underlying mechanism is not well understood. In this study, we firstly assessed how curcumin affects the expression of miR-143/miR-145 cluster. Then, we investigated whether miR-143 is involved in regulation of radiosensitivity and its association with autophagy in prostate cancer cells. Our data showed that PC3, DU145 and LNCaP cells treated with curcumin had significantly restored miR-143 and miR-145 expression. Curcumin showed similar effect as 5-AZA-dC on reducing methylation of CpG dinucleotides in miR-143 promoter...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368667/one-step-formation-of-lipid-polyacrylic-acid-calcium-carbonate-nanoparticles-for-co-delivery-of-doxorubicin-and-curcumin
#11
Jianqing Peng, Shintaro Fumoto, Hirotaka Miyamoto, Yi Chen, Naotaka Kuroda, Koyo Nishida
A doxorubicin (Dox) and curcumin (Cur) combination treatment regimen has been widely studied in pre-clinical research. However, the nanoparticles developed for this combination therapy require a consecutive drug loading process because of the different water-solubility of these drugs. The present study provides a strategy for the 'one-step' formation of nanoparticles encapsulating both Dox and Cur. We took advantage of polyacrylic acid (PAA) and calcium carbonate (CaCO3) to realise a high drug entrapment efficiency and pH-sensitive drug release using a simplified preparation method...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338354/functional-oligopeptide-as-a-novel-strategy-for-drug-delivery
#12
Yujie Ji, Hongzhi Qiao, Jiayu He, Weidong Li, Rui Chen, Jingjing Wang, Li Wu, Rongfeng Hu, Jinao Duan, Zhipeng Chen
Oligopeptides, a type of short peptide, which consist of two to twenty amino acids, exhibit a variety of biological functions in drug delivery systems, such as specific targeting, cell penetration, self-assembled capacity and responsiveness to the environment. In this review, we aim to highlight the importance of functional oligopeptides for nanomedical applications and put forward the views on the future development direction of oligopeptide medicines. Oligopeptides have gained wide attentions due to their inherent properties, but the lack of understanding the mechanisms of in vivo transport behavior is the biggest problem and challenge at the present stage...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316247/correction-to-huey-rachel-hawthorne-susan-the-potential-use-of-rabies-virus-glycoprotein-derived-peptides-to-facilitate-drug-delivery-into-the-central-nervous-system-a-mini-review
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March 19, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296507/lncrna-pvt1-epigenetically-silences-mir-195-and-modulates-emt-and-chemoresistance-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#14
Ching-Ju Shen, Ya-Min Cheng, Chiu-Lin Wang
The plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 gene (PVT1) is an oncogenic lncRNA with regulative effect on chemosensitivity in cervical cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms were not fully understood. In this study, HPV16 positive CaSki and SiHa cells were used as in-vitro cell model. Knockdown of HPV16 E7 significantly inhibited PVT1 and restored miR-195 expression. PVT1 directly interacts with EZH2 and the complex anchors in the promoter region of miR-195. PVT1 overexpression resulted in increased H3K27me3 levels in the miR-195 promoter region, while PVT1 knockdown decreased H3K27me3 levels in the promoter region...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294638/potential-targetability-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-loaded-with-silver-nanoparticles-photosynthesized-from-ocimum-tenuiflorum-tulsi-extract-in-fertility-diagnosis
#15
Pradeep K Jha, Rakhi K Jha, Dilip Rout, Sathishkumar Gnanasekar, Suresh Vs Rana, Maidul Hossain
Nanocarrier mediated targeted delivery and biosensing in reproductive health care is a major exploratory domain. This work demonstrates the loading of silver nanoparticle (AgNP) inside the multiwalled Carbon nanotube(MWCNT) and their targetability to the intracellular part of the sperm cell for its further application in biosensing based infertility diagnosis. Ocimum tenuiflorum (tulsi extract) mediated photosynthesized AgNP exhibited spherical shape, 5-40nm size and surface plasmonic resonance at 430 nm...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286973/curcumin-inhibits-urothelial-tumor-development-by-suppressing-igf2-and-igf2-mediated-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#16
Binqiang Tian, Yingmei Zhao, Tao Liang, Xuxiao Ye, Zuowei Li, Dongliang Yan, Qiang Fu, Yonghui Li
We have previously reported that curcumin inhibits urothelial tumor development in a rat bladder carcinogenesis model. In this study, we report that curcumin inhibits urothelial tumor development by suppressing IGF2 and IGF2-mediated PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. Curcumin inhibits IGF2 expression at the transcriptional level and decreases the phosphorylation levels of IGF1R and IRS-1 in bladder cancer cells and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced urothelial tumor tissue. Ectopic expression of IGF2 and IGF1R, but not IGF1, in bladder cancer cells restored this process, suggesting that IGF2 is a target of curcumin...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274130/%C3%AE-tocopherol-as-functional-excipient-for-resveratrol-and-coenzyme-q10-loaded-snedds-for-improved-bioavailability-and-prophylaxis-of-breast-cancer
#17
Sanyog Jain, Tanya Garg, Varun Kushwah, Kaushik Thanki, Ashish Kumar Agrawal, Chander Parkash Dora
The present study evaluates the prophylactic efficacy of α-tocopherol (α-TOH), resveratrol (RES), and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) co-loaded self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (α-TOH-RES-CoQ10 SNEDDS) in 7,12-Dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) induced breast cancer model. SNEDDS formulation components were rationally selected and optimized for maximum drug loading by applying the design of experiments and further evaluated for stability in simulated gastrointestinal fluids, functional stability of antioxidants, in vitro release, Caco-2 cell uptake, oral bioavailability and prophylactic anticancer activity...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266884/intestinal-micropatches-for-oral-insulin-delivery
#18
Amrita Banerjee, Jessica Wong, Rohan Gogoi, Tyler Brown, Samir Mitragotri
Diabetes mellitus has become a major public health issue that has almost reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Injectable insulin has been typically utilized for management of this chronic disease. However, lack of patient compliance with injectable formulations has spurred the development of oral insulin formulations, which although appealing, face several delivery challenges. We have developed novel mucoadhesive intestinal patches, several hundred micrometers in dimension (micropatches) that address the challenges of oral insulin delivery...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151022/enhanced-blood-brain-barrier-transport-of-vinpocetine-by-oral-delivery-of-mixed-micelles-in-combination-with-a-message-guider
#19
Jiaojiao Ding, Yujiao Sun, Jinfeng Li, Huimin Wang, Shirui Mao
The blood-brain barrier represents an insurmountable obstacle for the therapy of central nervous system related diseases. Polymeric micelles have many desirable properties for brain targeting by oral delivery, but the stability and targeting efficiency needs to be improved. In this study, it was demonstrated that binary micelle system can compensate the drawbacks of mono system by preparing mixed micelles in combination with PEG-based copolymers. Here, we explored a brain targeting drug delivery system via facile approaches using P123 based mixed micelles in combination with a message guider from traditional Chinese medicine, borneol, for oral delivery...
July 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151021/novel-nanoparticulate-systems-for-lung-cancer-therapy-an-updated-review
#20
Asadullah Madni, Amna Batool, Sobia Noreen, Irsah Maqbool, Faizza Rehman, Prince Muhammad Kashif, Nayab Tahir, Ahmad Raza
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Conventional therapy for lung cancer is associated with lack of specificity and access to the normal cells resulting in cytotoxicity, reduced cellular uptake, drug resistance and rapid drug clearance from the body. The emergence of nanotechnology has revolutionized the treatment of lung cancer. The focus of nanotechnology is to target tumor cells with improved bioavailability and reduced toxicity. In the recent years, nanoparticulate systems have extensively been exploited in order to overcome the obstacles in treatment of lung cancer...
July 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
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