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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524813/a-multifunctional-nanocomplex-for-enhanced-cell-uptake-endosomal-escape-and-improved-cancer-therapeutic-effect
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Patrick V Almeida, Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi, Alexandra Correia, Ermei Mäkilä, Marianna Kemell, Jarno Salonen, Jouni Hirvonen, Hélder A Santos
AIM: To evaluate the chemotherapeutic potential of a novel multifunctional nanocomposite encapsulating both porous silicon (PSi) and gold (Au) nanoparticles in a polymeric nanocomplex. MATERIALS & METHODS: The nanocomposite was physicochemically characterized and evaluated in vitro for biocompatibility, cellular internalization, endosomolytic properties, cytoplasmatic drug delivery and chemotherapeutic efficacy. RESULTS: The nanocomposites were successfully produced and exhibited adequate physicochemical properties and superior in vitro cyto- and hemocompatibilities...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524809/novel-nanoparticle-delivery-systems-for-rifampicin-an-effective-strategy-against-tuberculosis
#2
Jiří Trousil, Martin Hrubý
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524805/polymeric-nanomicelles-a-potential-hazard-for-the-cardiovascular-system
#3
Yazhou Wang, Guixue Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524785/development-of-genipin-crosslinked-fucoidan-chitosan-n-arginine-nanogels-for-preventing-helicobacter-infection
#4
Yu-Hsin Lin, Kun-Ying Lu, Ching-Li Tseng, Jui-Yu Wu, Chien-Ho Chen, Fwu-Long Mi
AIM: This study aims to validate the anti-Helicobacter pylori efficacy of amoxicillin-loaded nanoparticles and nanogels with pH-responsive and site-specific drug release properties against H. pylori infection. MATERIALS & METHODS: Genipin-crosslinked low molecular weight fucoidan/chitosan-N-arginine nanogels (FCSA) were prepared for targeted delivery of amoxicillin to the site of H. pylori infected AGS gastric epithelial cells. RESULTS: The negatively charged nanogels (n-FCSA) adhered to H...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524768/anti-microrna-targeting-using-peptide-based-nanocomplexes-to-inhibit-differentiation-of-human-pancreatic-stellate-cells
#5
Jonas Schnittert, Praneeth R Kuninty, Tomasz F Bystry, Roland Brock, Gert Storm, Jai Prakash
AIM: To develop novel peptide-based nanocomplexes (NCs) for delivery of anti-miRNA oligonucleotides to human-derived pancreatic stellate cells (hPSCs), precursors of cancer-associated fibroblasts. MATERIALS & METHODS: NCs of anti-miRNA oligonucleotides and cell-penetrating peptides (different variants) were formed and characterized. The effects of anti-miR-199a delivery on hPSC differentiation and 3D heterospheroid formation were investigated. RESULTS: Dimeric cell-penetrating peptide based NCs (NC-2) showed 130-fold higher uptake by hPSCs compared with monomer-based NCs (NC-1) and tenfold higher uptake compared with general fibroblasts and different pancreatic tumor cells...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524759/delivery-of-sirna-silencing-p-gp-in-peptide-functionalized-nanoparticles-causes-efflux-modulation-at-the-blood-brain-barrier
#6
Maria João Gomes, Patrick J Kennedy, Susana Martins, Bruno Sarmento
AIM: Explore the use of transferrin-receptor peptide-functionalized nanoparticles (NPs) targeting blood-brain barrier (BBB) as siRNA carriers to silence P-glycoprotein (P-gp). MATERIALS & METHODS: Permeability experiments were assessed through a developed BBB cell-based model; P-gp mRNA expression was evaluated in vitro; rhodamine 123 permeability was assessed after cell monolayer treatment with siRNA NPs. RESULTS: Beyond their ability to improve siRNA permeability through the BBB by twofold, 96-h post-transfection, functionalized polymeric NPs successfully reduced P-gp mRNA expression up to 52%, compared with nonfunctionalized systems...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524756/self-propelling-micro-nanorobots-challenges-and-future-perspectives-in-nanomedicine
#7
Xing Ma, Samuel Sánchez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524721/thermoresponsive-pegylated-bubble-liposome-nanovectors-for-efficient-sirna-delivery-via-endosomal-escape
#8
Kholod Alamoudi, Patricia Martins, Jonas G Croissant, Sachin Patil, Haneen Omar, Niveen M Khashab
AIM: Improving the delivery of siRNA into cancer cells via bubble liposomes. Designing a thermoresponsive pegylated liposome through the introduction of ammonium bicarbonate salt into liposomes so as to control their endosomal escape for gene therapy. METHODS: A sub-200 nm nanovector was fully characterized and examined for cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, endosomal escape and gene silencing. RESULTS: The siRNA-liposomes were internalized into cancer cells within 5 min and then released siRNAs in the cytosol prior to lysosomal degradation upon external temperature elevation...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524720/surface-tailored-nanomixed-micelles-containing-quercetin-salicylic-acid-physical-complex-for-enhanced-cellular-and-in-vivo-activities-a-quality-by-design-perspective
#9
Premjeet Singh Sandhu, Rajendra Kumar, O P Katare, Bhupinder Singh
AIM: The development of surface-tailored quercetin (QCT)-salicylic acid (SA) physical complex for effective treatment of skin carcinoma. MATERIALS & METHODS: QCT-SA nanomixed micelles were prepared by the self-assembly method employing the Quality by Design (QbD) approach and evaluated for various in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo parameters. RESULTS: The optimized formulation showed enhanced percent permeation (Q24), in other words, 78.12 ± 0...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520529/synthesis-of-theranostic-epithelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-targeted-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticle-with-gold-gatekeeper-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Maryam Babaei, Khalil Abnous, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi, Sara Amel Farzad, Mohammad Taghi Peivandi, Mohammad Ramezani, Mona Alibolandi
AIM: In this study, we report the fabrication of epithelial cell adhesion molecule targeted 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) encapsulated PEGylated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (NPs) hybridized with gold NPs (PEG-Au@Si-5-FU) as gatekeeper for theranostic applications. MATERIALS & METHODS: The prepared targeted and nontargeted formulations were evaluated in vitro in terms of their cellular internalization and toxicity. The prepared theranostic hybrid system was also implemented for computed tomography of HepG2 tumor-bearing nude mice in vivo...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520517/nanoantibiotics-a-new-paradigm-for-the-treatment-of-surgical-infection
#11
Joseph S Fernandez-Moure, Michael Evangelopoulos, Kayla Colvill, Jeffrey L Van Eps, Ennio Tasciotti
Infections following orthopedic device implantations often impose a substantial health burden and result in high medical costs. Currently, preventative methods are often employed following an orthopedic implant to reduce risk of infection; however, contamination of the surgical site can still occur. Although antibiotics have demonstrated a substantial reduction in bacterial growth and maintenance, biofilm formation around the implant can often minimize efficacy of the antibiotic. Recently, nanotechnology has garnered significant interest, resulting in the development of several antibiotic delivery strategies that exhibit extended release and increased efficacy...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520515/overcoming-the-tumor-microenvironment-the-role-of-nanohyperthermia
#12
Amanda K Silva, Alba Nicolas-Boluda, Laura Fouassier, Florence Gazeau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520512/zein-nanoparticles-as-vehicles-for-oral-delivery-purposes
#13
Juan M Irache, Carlos J González-Navarro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520509/recent-advances-in-electrospun-nanofibers-for-wound-healing
#14
Shixuan Chen, Bing Liu, Mark A Carlson, Adrian F Gombart, Debra A Reilly, Jingwei Xie
Electrospun nanofibers represent a novel class of materials that show great potential in many biomedical applications including biosensing, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug delivery and wound healing. In this work, we review recent advances in electrospun nanofibers for wound healing. This article begins with a brief introduction on the wound, and then discusses the unique features of electrospun nanofibers critical for wound healing. It further highlights recent studies that have used electrospun nanofibers for wound healing applications and devices, including sutures, multifunctional dressings, dermal substitutes, engineered epidermis and full-thickness skin regeneration...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520507/gold-nanoparticles-enhance-the-differentiation-of-embryonic-stem-cells-into-dopaminergic-neurons-via-mtor-p70s6k-pathway
#15
Min Wei, Song Li, Zhaofei Yang, Wei Zheng, Weidong Le
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the effect of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into dopaminergic (DA) neurons and explore the possible underlying molecular mechanisms. MATERIALS & METHODS: The efficiency of AuNPs on DA neuron differentiation was evaluated by observing fluorescence in TH promoter-engineered GFP-reporter ESCs, western blot and real-time PCR. The possible signal pathway was determined by western blot...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520506/urinary-nanovesicles-captured-by-lectins-or-antibodies-demonstrate-variations-in-size-and-surface-glycosylation-profile
#16
Jared Q Gerlach, Ciaran M Maguire, Anja Krüger, Lokesh Joshi, Adriele Prina-Mello, Matthew D Griffin
AIM: The use of carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins) to isolate urinary extracellular vesicles (uEVs) was investigated and the captured subpopulations were characterized. METHODS: Pooled uEVs from multiple healthy donors were exposed to lectin-conjugated or antibody-conjugated beads. Recovered uEVs were evaluated by protein estimation, transmission electron microscopy, nanoparticle tracking analysis and lectin microarray profiling. RESULTS: uEVs isolated by lectin- and antibody-based affinity capture exhibited distinct variations in size and surface content...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517963/novel-strategies-in-vaccine-design-can-nanocapsules-help-prevent-and-treat-hepatitis-b
#17
Stephan Gehring, Anette Pietrzak-Nguyen, Michael Fichter, Katharina Landfester
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513331/tracking-cell-proliferation-using-a-nanotechnology-based-approach
#18
Patricia Altea-Manzano, Juan Diego Unciti-Broceta, Victoria Cano-Cortes, María Paz Ruiz-Blas, Teresa Valero-Griñan, Juan Jose Diaz-Mochon, Rosario Sanchez-Martin
AIM: To develop an efficient nanotechnology fluorescence-based method to track cell proliferation to avoid the limitations of current cell-labeling dyes. MATERIAL & METHODS: Synthesis, PEGylation, bifunctionalization and labeling with a fluorophore (Cy5) of 200 nm polystyrene nanoparticles (NPs) were performed. These NPs were characterized and assessed for in vitro long-term monitoring of cell proliferation. RESULTS: The optimization and validation of this method to track long-term cell proliferation assays have been achieved with high reproducibility, without cell cycle disruption...
May 17, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478730/lysosome-dependent-necrosis-specifically-evoked-in-cancer-cells-by-gold-nanorods
#19
Fulei Zhang, Di Chen, Ying Wang, Li Zhang, Wei Dong, Jianxin Dai, Chong Jin, Xia Dong, Yun Sun, He Zhao, Kexin Fan, Hui Liu, Bingdi Chen, Hao Zou, Wei Li
AIM: This article aims to explain the necrosis mechanisms of cancer cells specifically induced by gold nanorods (GNRs). METHODS: The intracellular route and location of GNRs, the interaction between GNRs and lysosome, lysosome damage, cathepsin B release, necrosis complex formation, receptor-interacting protein 1 and TNF-α expression were systematically investigated. RESULTS: The GNRs with serum corona were internalized quickly by cancer cells and finally taken up by lysosomes...
May 8, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447920/prolonged-circulation-and-increased-tumor-accumulation-of-liposomal-vincristine-in-a-mouse-model-of-rhabdomyosarcoma
#20
Maurizio Roveri, Alice Pfohl, Patricia Jaaks, Nagjie Alijaj, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Paola Luciani, Michele Bernasconi
AIM: Our goal was to improve vincristine (VCR) based rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) therapy by encapsulating the drug into liposomes. A targeting strategy was attempted to enhance tumor accumulation. MATERIALS & METHODS: VCR was loaded in control and peptide-decorated liposomes via an active method. The interaction of an RMS-specific peptide with the presumed target furin and the cellular uptake of both liposomal groups were studied in vitro. Pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of VCR-containing liposomes were assessed in an RMS xenograft mouse model...
April 27, 2017: Nanomedicine
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