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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330480/real-time-label-free-monitoring-of-cell-viability-based-on-cell-adhesion-measurements-with-an-atomic-force-microscope
#1
Fang Yang, René Riedel, Pablo Del Pino, Beatriz Pelaz, Alaa Hassan Said, Mahmoud Soliman, Shashank R Pinnapireddy, Neus Feliu, Wolfgang J Parak, Udo Bakowsky, Norbert Hampp
BACKGROUND: The adhesion of cells to an oscillating cantilever sensitively influences the oscillation amplitude at a given frequency. Even early stages of cytotoxicity cause a change in the viscosity of the cell membrane and morphology, both affecting their adhesion to the cantilever. We present a generally applicable method for real-time, label free monitoring and fast-screening technique to assess early stages of cytotoxicity recorded in terms of loss of cell adhesion. RESULTS: We present data taken from gold nanoparticles of different sizes and surface coatings as well as some reference substances like ethanol, cadmium chloride, and staurosporine...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327191/real-time-in-vivo-monitoring-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-the-bloodstream-by-ac-biosusceptometry
#2
André G Próspero, Caio C Quini, Andris F Bakuzis, Patrícia Fidelis-de-Oliveira, Gustavo M Moretto, Fábio P F Mello, Marcos F F Calabresi, Ronaldo V R Matos, Ednaldo A Zandoná, Nícholas Zufelato, Ricardo B Oliveira, José R A Miranda
BACKGROUND: We introduce and demonstrate that the AC biosusceptometry (ACB) technique enables real-time monitoring of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) in the bloodstream. We present an ACB system as a simple, portable, versatile, non-invasive, and accessible tool to study pharmacokinetic parameters of MNPs, such as circulation time, in real time. We synthesized and monitored manganese doped iron oxide nanoparticles in the bloodstream of Wistar rats using two different injection protocols...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327151/quantification-of-silver-nanoparticle-uptake-and-distribution-within-individual-human-macrophages-by-fib-sem-slice-and-view
#3
Erik Guehrs, Michael Schneider, Christian M Günther, Piet Hessing, Karen Heitz, Doreen Wittke, Ana López-Serrano Oliver, Norbert Jakubowski, Johanna Plendl, Stefan Eisebitt, Andrea Haase
BACKGROUND: Quantification of nanoparticle (NP) uptake in cells or tissues is very important for safety assessment. Often, electron microscopy based approaches are used for this purpose, which allow imaging at very high resolution. However, precise quantification of NP numbers in cells and tissues remains challenging. The aim of this study was to present a novel approach, that combines precise quantification of NPs in individual cells together with high resolution imaging of their intracellular distribution based on focused ion beam/ scanning electron microscopy (FIB/SEM) slice and view approaches...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270155/non-invasive-continuous-monitoring-of-pro-oxidant-effects-of-engineered-nanoparticles-on-aquatic-microorganisms
#4
REVIEW
Christian Santschi, Nadia Von Moos, Volodymyr B Koman, Vera I Slaveykova, Paul Bowen, Olivier J F Martin
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are key drivers for the development of highly sophisticated new technologies. As all new attainments, the rapidly increasing used of ENMs raise concerns about their safety for the environment and humans. There is growing evidence showing that if engineered nanomaterials are released into the environment, there is a possibility that they could cause harm to aquatic microorganisms. Among the divers effects triggering their toxicity the ability of ENMs to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) capable of oxidizing biomolecules is currently considered a central mechanism of toxicity...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270147/selenium-nanoparticles-decorated-with-ulva-lactuca-polysaccharide-potentially-attenuate-colitis-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-hyper-inflammation
#5
Chenghui Zhu, Shuimei Zhang, Chengwei Song, Yibo Zhang, Qinjie Ling, Peter R Hoffmann, Jun Li, Tianfeng Chen, Wenjie Zheng, Zhi Huang
BACKGROUND: Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient trace element and an established nutritional antioxidant. Low Se status exacerbates inflammatory bowel diseases progression, which involves hyper inflammation in the digestive tract. Se nanoparticles (SeNPs) exhibit anti-inflammatory activity accompanied by low toxicity, especially when decorated with natural biological compounds. Herein, we explored the beneficial effects of SeNPs decorated with Ulva lactuca polysaccharide (ULP) in mice subjected to the acute colitis model...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249594/enhancement-of-scutellarin-oral-delivery-efficacy-by-vitamin-b12-modified-amphiphilic-chitosan-derivatives-to-treat-type-ii-diabetes-induced-retinopathy
#6
Jingnan Wang, Jiayun Tan, Jiahao Luo, Peilin Huang, Wuyi Zhou, Luming Chen, Lingli Long, Li-Ming Zhang, Banghao Zhu, Liqun Yang, David Y B Deng
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy is the most common complication in diabetic patients relates to high expression of VEGF and microaneurysms. Scutellarin (Scu) turned out to be effective against diabetes related vascular endothelial cell dysfunction. However, its clinical applications have been limited by its low bioavailability. In this study, we formulated and characterized a novel intestinal target nanoparticle carrier based on amphiphilic chitosan derivatives (Chit-DC-VB12) loaded with scutellarin to enhance its bioavailability and then evaluated its therapeutic effect in experimental diabetic retinopathy model...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249584/understanding-cellular-internalization-pathways-of-silicon-nanowires
#7
Kelly McNear, Yimin Huang, Chen Yang
BACKGROUND: Understanding how cells interact with nanomaterials is important for rational design of nanomaterials for nanomedicine and transforming them for clinical applications. Particularly, the mechanism for one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials with high aspect ratios still remains unclear. RESULTS: In this work, we present amine-functionalized silicon nanowires (SiNW-NH2) entering CHO-β cells via a physical membrane wrapping mechanism. By utilizing optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and confocal fluorescence microscopy, we successfully visualized the key steps of internalization of SiNW-NH2 into cells...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245850/interaction-of-silver-nanoparticles-with-algae-and-fish-cells-a-side-by-side-comparison
#8
Yang Yue, Xiaomei Li, Laura Sigg, Marc J-F Suter, Smitha Pillai, Renata Behra, Kristin Schirmer
BACKGROUND: Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are widely applied and can, upon use, be released into the aquatic environment. This raises concerns about potential impacts of AgNP on aquatic organisms. We here present a side by side comparison of the interaction of AgNP with two contrasting cell types: algal cells, using the algae Euglena gracilis as model, and fish cells, a cell line originating from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) gill (RTgill-W1). The comparison is based on the AgNP behavior in exposure media, toxicity, uptake and interaction with proteins...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219381/transformation-of-the-released-asbestos-carbon-fibers-and-carbon-nanotubes-from-composite-materials-and-the-changes-of-their-potential-health-impacts
#9
REVIEW
Jing Wang, Lukas Schlagenhauf, Ari Setyan
Composite materials with fibrous reinforcement often provide superior mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties than the matrix. Asbestos, carbon fibers and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been widely used in composites with profound impacts not only on technology and economy but also on human health and environment. A large number of studies have been dedicated to the release of fibrous particles from composites. Here we focus on the transformation of the fibrous fillers after their release, especially the change of the properties essential for the health impacts...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212635/impact-of-semi-solid-formulations-on-skin-penetration-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#10
Umberto M Musazzi, Benedetta Santini, Francesca Selmin, Valentina Marini, Fabio Corsi, Raffaele Allevi, Anna M Ferretti, Davide Prosperi, Francesco Cilurzo, Miriam Colombo, Paola Minghetti
BACKGROUND: This work aimed to provide useful information on the incidence of the choice of formulation in semi-solid preparations of iron-oxide nanoparticles (IONs). The appropriate analytical methods to assess the IONs physical stability and the effect of the semi-solid preparations on IONs human skin penetration were discussed. The physical stability of IONs (Dh = 31 ± 4 nm; ζ = -65 ± 5 mV) loaded in five semi-solid preparations (0.3% w/v), namely Carbopol gel (CP), hydroxyethyl cellulose gel (HEC), carboxymethylcellulose gel (CMC), cetomacrogol cream (Cet) and cold cream was assessed by combining DLS and low-field pulsed NMR data...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193211/display-of-single-chain-variable-fragments-on-bacteriophage-ms2-virus-like-particles
#11
Christopher A Lino, Jerri C Caldeira, David S Peabody
BACKGROUND: Virus-like particles (VLPs) of the RNA bacteriophage MS2 have many potential applications in biotechnology. MS2 VLPs provide a platform for peptide display and affinity selection (i.e. biopanning). They are also under investigation as vehicles for targeted drug delivery, using display of receptor-specific peptides or nucleic acid aptamers to direct their binding to specific cell-surface receptors. However, there are few molecules more suited to the precise targeting and binding of a cellular receptor than antibodies...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173812/anthocyanins-encapsulated-by-plga-peg-nanoparticles-potentially-improved-its-free-radical-scavenging-capabilities-via-p38-jnk-pathway-against-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-oxidative-stress
#12
Faiz Ul Amin, Shahid Ali Shah, Haroon Badshah, Mehtab Khan, Myeong Ok Kim
BACKGROUND: In order to increase the bioavailability of hydrophilic unstable drugs like anthocyanins, we employed a polymer-based nanoparticles approach due to its unique properties such as high stability, improved bioavailability and high water-soluble drug loading efficiency. Anthocyanins constitute a subfamily of flavonoids that possess anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. However, anthocyanins are unstable because their phenolic hydroxyl groups are easily oxidized into quinones, causing a reduced biological activity...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143572/poly-lactic-acid-nanoparticles-pla-np-promote-physiological-modifications-in-lung-epithelial-cells-and-are-internalized-by-clathrin-coated-pits-and-lipid-rafts
#13
Camila Macedo da Luz, Matthew Samuel Powys Boyles, Priscila Falagan-Lotsch, Mariana Rodrigues Pereira, Henrique Rudolf Tutumi, Eidy de Oliveira Santos, Nathalia Balthazar Martins, Martin Himly, Aniela Sommer, Ilse Foissner, Albert Duschl, José Mauro Granjeiro, Paulo Emílio Corrêa Leite
BACKGROUND: Poly-lactic acid nanoparticles (PLA-NP) are a type of polymeric NP, frequently used as nanomedicines, which have advantages over metallic NP such as the ability to maintain therapeutic drug levels for sustained periods of time. Despite PLA-NP being considered biocompatible, data concerning alterations in cellular physiology are scarce. METHODS: We conducted an extensive evaluation of PLA-NP biocompatibility in human lung epithelial A549 cells using high throughput screening and more complex methodologies...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143540/improved-in-vitro-angiogenic-behavior-on-anodized-titanium-dioxide-nanotubes
#14
Ernesto Beltrán-Partida, Benjamín Valdéz-Salas, Aldo Moreno-Ulloa, Alan Escamilla, Mario A Curiel, Raúl Rosales-Ibáñez, Francisco Villarreal, David M Bastidas, José M Bastidas
BACKGROUND: Neovascularization over dental implants is an imperative requisite to achieve successful osseointegration onto implanted materials. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects on in vitro angiogenesis of anodized 70 nm diameter TiO2 nanotubes (NTs) on Ti6Al4V alloy synthesized and disinfected by means of a novel, facile, antibacterial and cost-effective method using super oxidized water (SOW). We also evaluated the role of the surface roughness and chemical composition of materials of materials on angiogenesis...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114997/targeted-imaging-and-induction-of-apoptosis-of-drug-resistant-hepatoma-cells-by-mir-122-loaded-graphene-inp-nanocompounds
#15
Xin Zeng, Yi Yuan, Ting Wang, Han Wang, Xianyun Hu, Ziyi Fu, Gen Zhang, Bin Liu, Guangming Lu
BACKGROUND: Currently, graphene oxide has attracted growing attention as a drug delivery system due to its unique characteristics. Furthermore, utilization of microRNAs as biomarkers and therapeutic strategies would be particularly attractive because of their biological mechanisms and relatively low toxicity. Therefore, we have developed functionalized nanocompounds consisted of graphene oxide, quantum dots and microRNA, which induced cancer cells apoptosis along with targeted imaging...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086894/c60-fullerene-as-promising-therapeutic-agent-for-correcting-and-preventing-skeletal-muscle-fatigue
#16
Yurij I Prylutskyy, Inna V Vereshchaka, Andriy V Maznychenko, Nataliya V Bulgakova, Olga O Gonchar, Olena A Kyzyma, Uwe Ritter, Peter Scharff, Tomasz Tomiak, Dmytro M Nozdrenko, Iryna V Mishchenko, Alexander I Kostyukov
BACKGROUND: Bioactive soluble carbon nanostructures, such as the C60 fullerene can bond with up to six electrons, thus serving by a powerful scavenger of reactive oxygen species similarly to many natural antioxidants, widely used to decrease the muscle fatigue effects. The aim of the study is to define action of the pristine C60 fullerene aqueous colloid solution (C60FAS), on the post-fatigue recovering of m. triceps surae in anaesthetized rats. RESULTS: During fatigue development, we observed decrease in the muscle effort level before C60FAS administration...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068992/hyaluronic-acid-coated-chitosan-nanoparticles-induce-ros-mediated-tumor-cell-apoptosis-and-enhance-antitumor-efficiency-by-targeted-drug-delivery-via-cd44
#17
Tao Wang, Jiahui Hou, Chang Su, Liang Zhao, Yijie Shi
BACKGROUND: A targeted drug nanoparticle (NP) delivery system has shown potential as a possible cancer treatment. Given its merits, such as its selective distribution at tumor sites and its controllable drug release, drug-loaded NPs can be effectively delivered to selected organs and targeted cells, thus enhancing its antitumor efficiency and reducing its toxicity. METHODS: We reported that hyaluronic acid (HA)-coated chitosan NPs promoted the drug delivery of 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) into tumor cells that highly expressed CD44...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069025/interaction-of-biomedical-nanoparticles-with-the-pulmonary-immune-system
#18
REVIEW
Fabian Blank, Kleanthis Fytianos, Emilie Seydoux, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Alke Petri-Fink, Christophe von Garnier, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
Engineered nanoparticles (NPs) offer site-specific delivery, deposition and cellular uptake due to their unique physicochemical properties and were shown to modulate immune responses. The respiratory tract with its vast surface area is an attractive target organ for innovative immunomodulatory therapeutic applications by pulmonary administration of such NPs, enabling interactions with resident antigen-presenting cells (APCs), such as dendritic cells and macrophages. Depending on the respiratory tract compartment, e...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061858/cytotoxic-effects-of-nanosilver-are-highly-dependent-on-the-chloride-concentration-and-the-presence-of-organic-compounds-in-the-cell-culture-media
#19
Jean-Pierre Kaiser, Matthias Roesslein, Liliane Diener, Adrian Wichser, Bernd Nowack, Peter Wick
BACKGROUND: Nanosilver shows great promise for use in industrial, consumer or medical products because of its antimicrobial properties. However, the underlying mechanisms of the effects of silver nanoparticles on human cells are still controversial. Therefore, in the present study the influence of the chloride concentration and different serum content of culture media on the cytotoxic effects of nanosilver was systematically evaluated. RESULTS: Our results show that nanosilver toxicity was strongly affected by the composition of the culture media...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056992/antioxidant-capacities-of-the-selenium-nanoparticles-stabilized-by-chitosan
#20
Xiaona Zhai, Chunyue Zhang, Guanghua Zhao, Serge Stoll, Fazheng Ren, Xiaojing Leng
BACKGROUNDS: Selenium (Se) as one of the essential trace elements for human plays an important role in the oxidation reduction system. But the high toxicity of Se limits its application. In this case, the element Se with zero oxidation state (Se(0)) has captured our attention because of its low toxicity and excellent bioavailability. However, Se(0) is very unstable and easily changes into the inactive form. By now many efforts have been done to protect its stability. And this work was conducted to explore the antioxidant capacities of the stable Se(0) nanoparticles (SeNPs) stabilized using chitosan (CS) with different molecular weights (Mws) (CS-SeNPs)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
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