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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399890/imipenem-cilastatin-encapsulated-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-destroying-carbapenem-resistant-bacterial-isolates
#1
Mona I Shaaban, Mohamed A Shaker, Fatma M Mady
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistance is an extremely growing medical threat in antibacterial therapy as the incurable resistant strains easily develop a multi-resistance action to other potent antimicrobial agents. Nonetheless, the protective delivery of current antibiotics using nano-carriers opens a tremendous approach in the antimicrobial therapy, allowing the nano-formulated antibiotics to beat these health threat pathogens. Herein, we encapsulated imipenem into biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles to destroy the imipenem-resistant bacteria and overcome the microbial adhesion and dissemination...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399865/toxicity-of-nano-and-ionic-silver-to-embryonic-stem-cells-a-comparative-toxicogenomic-study
#2
Xiugong Gao, Vanessa D Topping, Zachary Keltner, Robert L Sprando, Jeffrey J Yourick
BACKGROUND: The widespread application of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and silver-containing products has raised public safety concerns about their adverse effects on human health and the environment. To date, in vitro toxic effects of AgNPs and ionic silver (Ag(+)) on many somatic cell types are well established. However, no studies have been conducted hitherto to evaluate their effect on cellular transcriptome in embryonic stem cells (ESCs). RESULTS: The present study characterized transcriptomic changes induced by 5...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399863/vectorized-nanodelivery-systems-for-ischemic-stroke-a-concept-and-a-need
#3
REVIEW
Andrés Da Silva-Candal, Bárbara Argibay, Ramón Iglesias-Rey, Zulema Vargas, Alba Vieites-Prado, Esteban López-Arias, Emilio Rodríguez-Castro, Iria López-Dequidt, Manuel Rodríguez-Yáñez, Yolanda Piñeiro, Tomás Sobrino, Francisco Campos, José Rivas, José Castillo
Neurological diseases of diverse aetiologies have significant effects on the quality of life of patients. The limited self-repairing capacity of the brain is considered to be the origin of the irreversible and progressive nature of many neurological diseases. Therefore, neuroprotection is an important goal shared by many clinical neurologists and neuroscientists. In this review, we discuss the main obstacles that have prevented the implementation of experimental neuroprotective strategies in humans and propose alternative avenues for the use of neuroprotection as a feasible therapeutic approach...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399862/chitosan-nanoparticle-mediated-co-delivery-of-shatg-5-and-gefitinib-synergistically-promoted-the-efficacy-of-chemotherapeutics-through-the-modulation-of-autophagy
#4
Yan Zheng, Chang Su, Liang Zhao, Yijie Shi
BACKGROUND: Autophagy reportedly plays vital and complex roles in many diseases. During times of starvation or energy deficiency, autophagy will occur at higher levels to provide cells with the nutrients or energy necessary to survive in stressful conditions. Some anti-cancer drugs induce protective autophagy and reduce cell apoptosis. Autophagy can adversely affect apoptosis, and blocking autophagy will increase the sensitivity of cells to apoptosis signals. METHODS: We designed chitosan nanoparticles (NPs) to promote the co-delivery of gefitinib (an anti-cancer drug) and shRNA-expressing plasmid DNA that targets the Atg-5 gene (shAtg-5) as an autophagy inhibitor to improve anti-cancer effects and autophagy mediation...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388905/biodistribution-of-arctigenin-loaded-nanoparticles-designed-for-multimodal-imaging
#5
Qingxin Cui, Yuanyuan Hou, Yanan Wang, Xu Li, Yang Liu, Xiaoyao Ma, Zengyong Wang, Weiya Wang, Jin Tao, Qian Wang, Min Jiang, Dongyan Chen, Xizeng Feng, Gang Bai
BACKGROUND: Tracking targets of natural products is one of the most challenging issues in fields ranging from pharmacognosy to biomedicine. It is widely recognized that the biocompatible nanoparticle (NP) could function as a "key" that opens the target "lock". RESULTS: We report a functionalized poly-lysine NP technique that can monitor the target protein of arctigenin (ATG) in vivo non-invasively. The NPs were synthesized, and their morphologies and surface chemical properties were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), laser particle size analysis and atomic force microscopy (AFM)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376812/multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-functionalized-with-recombinant-dengue-virus-3-envelope-proteins-induce-significant-and-specific-immune-responses-in-mice
#6
Alice F Versiani, Ruiz G Astigarraga, Eliseu S O Rocha, Ana Paula M Barboza, Erna G Kroon, Milene A Rachid, Daniele G Souza, Luiz O Ladeira, Edel F Barbosa-Stancioli, Ado Jorio, Flávio G Da Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Dengue is the most prevalent arthropod-borne viral disease in the world. In this article we present results on the development, characterization and immunogenic evaluation of an alternative vaccine candidate against Dengue. METHODS: The MWNT-DENV3E nanoconjugate was developed by covalent functionalization of carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) with recombinant dengue envelope (DENV3E) proteins. The recombinant antigens were bound to the MWNT using a diimide-activated amidation process and the immunogen was characterized by TEM, AFM and Raman Spectroscopy...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359284/development-of-nanoparticle-based-optical-sensors-for-pathogenic-bacterial-detection
#7
REVIEW
Teodora Mocan, Cristian T Matea, Teodora Pop, Ofelia Mosteanu, Anca Dana Buzoianu, Cosmin Puia, Cornel Iancu, Lucian Mocan
BACKGROUND: Pathogenic bacteria contribute to various globally important diseases, killing millions of people each year. Various fields of medicine currently benefit from or may potentially benefit from the use of nanotechnology applications, in which there is growing interest. Disease-related biomarkers can be rapidly and directly detected by nanostructures, such as nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles, cantilevers, microarrays, and nanoarrays, as part of an accurate process characterized by lower sample consumption and considerably higher sensitivity...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356160/optimizing-conditions-for-labeling-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-mscs-with-gold-nanoparticles-a-prerequisite-for-in-vivo-tracking-of-mscs
#8
Philipp Nold, Raimo Hartmann, Neus Feliu, Karsten Kantner, Mahmoud Gamal, Beatriz Pelaz, Jonas Hühn, Xing Sun, Philipp Jungebluth, Pablo Del Pino, Holger Hackstein, Paolo Macchiarini, Wolfgang J Parak, Cornelia Brendel
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have an inherent migratory capacity towards tumor tissue in vivo. With the future objective to quantify the tumor homing efficacy of MSCs, as first step in this direction we investigated the use of inorganic nanoparticles (NPs), in particular ca. 4 nm-sized Au NPs, for MSC labeling. Time dependent uptake efficiencies of NPs at different exposure concentrations and times were determined via inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330480/real-time-label-free-monitoring-of-cell-viability-based-on-cell-adhesion-measurements-with-an-atomic-force-microscope
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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