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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638489/harnessing-integrative-omics-to-facilitate-molecular-imaging-of-the-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-family-for-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Martin Pool, H Rudolf de Boer, Marjolijn N Lub-de Hooge, Marcel A T M van Vugt, Elisabeth G E de Vries
Cancer is a growing problem worldwide. The cause of death in cancer patients is often due to treatment-resistant metastatic disease. Many molecularly targeted anticancer drugs have been developed against 'oncogenic driver' pathways. However, these treatments are usually only effective in properly selected patients. Resistance to molecularly targeted drugs through selective pressure on acquired mutations or molecular rewiring can hinder their effectiveness. This review summarizes how molecular imaging techniques can potentially facilitate the optimal implementation of targeted agents...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638488/a-look-inside-of-the-complex-pathogenesis-of-b-raf-v600e-driven-cancer
#2
EDITORIAL
Emilia Caputo
Cancer is a very complex disease, where cell alterations (i.e. gene mutations, dysregulated signaling pathway(s) and epigenetic modifications) contribute to its development and progression. Elucidating the connections among these cell modifications is a critical challenge, in order to understand the mechanisms which are activated from cancer cells to survive and proliferate. Interesting, Prof. Peng Hou and colleagues, at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in China, identified unknown epigenetic mechanisms and their involvement in the tumorigenesis of B-RAF(V600E)-driven cancer...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638487/current-strategies-and-challenges-for-purification-of-cardiomyocytes-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#3
REVIEW
Kiwon Ban, Seongho Bae, Young-Sup Yoon
Cardiomyocytes (CMs) derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are considered a most promising option for cell-based cardiac repair. Hence, various protocols have been developed for differentiating hPSCs into CMs. Despite remarkable improvement in the generation of hPSC-CMs, without purification, these protocols can only generate mixed cell populations including undifferentiated hPSCs or non-CMs, which may elicit adverse outcomes. Therefore, one of the major challenges for clinical use of hPSC-CMs is the development of efficient isolation techniques that allow enrichment of hPSC-CMs...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638486/in-molecular-pursuit-of-bone-metastasis-by-fluciclovine-pet
#4
EDITORIAL
Liza Lindenberg
Diagnosing bone metastases with traditional anatomic modalities, such as MRI and CT, is limited by sensitivity, and conventional bone radiotracers are only indirect markers of cancer activity. Fortunately, molecular imaging is uniquely capable of providing radiotracers such as fluciclovine and radiolabeled choline, that actually target tumors in the bone. The merits of research in imaging osseous metastases in animal models using these radiotracers and the implications for future clinical translation are discussed...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638485/psma-pet-for-lymph-node-detection-in-recurrent-prostate-cancer-how-do-we-use-the-magic-bullet
#5
EDITORIAL
Tobias Maurer, Declan G Murphy, Michael S Hofman, Matthias Eiber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638484/surface-de-pegylation-controls-nanoparticle-mediated-sirna-delivery-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#6
Xi Zhu, Wei Tao, Danny Liu, Jun Wu, Zilei Guo, Xiaoyuan Ji, Zameer Bharwani, Lili Zhao, Xiaoping Zhao, Omid C Farokhzad, Jinjun Shi
The present work proposes a unique de-PEGylation strategy for controllable delivery of small interfering RNA (siRNA) using a robust lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticle (NP) platform. The self-assembled hybrid NPs are composed of a lipid-poly(ethylene glycol) (lipid-PEG) shell and a polymer/cationic lipid solid core, wherein the lipid-PEG molecules can gradually dissociate from NP surface in the presence of serum albumin. The de-PEGylation kinetics of a series of different lipid-PEGs is measured with their respective NPs, and the NP performance is comprehensively investigated in vitro and in vivo...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638483/thermoacoustic-imaging-and-therapy-guidance-based-on-ultra-short-pulsed-microwave-pumped-thermoelastic-effect-induced-with-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#7
Liewei Wen, Sihua Yang, Junping Zhong, Quan Zhou, Da Xing
Multifunctional nanoparticle-mediated imaging and therapeutic techniques are promising modalities for accurate localization and targeted treatment of cancer in clinical settings. Thermoacoustic (TA) imaging is highly sensitive to detect the distribution of water, ions or specific nanoprobes and provides excellent resolution, good contrast and superior tissue penetrability. TA therapy is a potential non-invasive approach for the treatment of deep-seated tumors. In this study, human serum albumin (HSA)-functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle (HSA-SPIO) is used as a multifunctional nanoprobe with clinical application potential for MRI, TA imaging and treatment of tumor...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638482/implantable-and-biodegradable-macroporous-iron-oxide-frameworks-for-efficient-regeneration-and-repair-of-infracted-heart
#8
Wenshuo Wang, Hongyue Tao, Yun Zhao, Xiaotian Sun, Jing Tang, Cordelia Selomulya, Jia Tang, Tianchan Chen, Yang Wang, Minglei Shu, Lei Wei, Guanyu Yi, Jixue Zhou, Lai Wei, Chunsheng Wang, Biao Kong
The construction, characterization and surgical application of a multilayered iron oxide-based macroporous composite framework were reported in this study. The framework consisted of a highly porous iron oxide core, a gelatin-based hydrogel intermediary layer and a matrigel outer cover, which conferred a multitude of desirable properties including excellent biocompatibility, improved mechanical strength and controlled biodegradability. The large pore sizes and high extent of pore interconnectivity of the framework stimulated robust neovascularization and resulted in substantially better cell viability and proliferation as a result of improved transport efficiency for oxygen and nutrients...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638481/neonatal-heart-enriched-mir-708-promotes-proliferation-and-stress-resistance-of-cardiomyocytes-in-rodents
#9
Shengqiong Deng, Qian Zhao, Lixiao Zhen, Chuyi Zhang, Cuicui Liu, Guangxue Wang, Lin Zhang, Luer Bao, Ying Lu, Lingyu Meng, Jinhui Lü, Ping Yu, Xin Lin, Yuzhen Zhang, Yi-Han Chen, Huimin Fan, William C Cho, Zhongmin Liu, Zuoren Yu
Adult heart has limited potential for regeneration after pathological injury due to the limited cell proliferation of cardiomyocytes and the quiescent status of progenitor cells. As such, induction of cell-cycle reentry of cardiomyocytes is one of the key strategies for regeneration of damaged heart. In this study, a subset of miRNAs including miR-708 were identified to be much more abundant in the embryonic and neonatal cardiomyocytes than that in adult rodents. Overexpression of miR-708 promoted cellular proliferation of H9C2 cells or primary cardiomyocytes from neonatal rats or mice in vitro...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638480/mouse-ip-10-gene-delivered-by-folate-modified-chitosan-nanoparticles-and-dendritic-tumor-cells-fusion-vaccine-effectively-inhibit-the-growth-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice
#10
Zixi Hu, Jiaojiao Chen, Sufang Zhou, Nuo Yang, Siliang Duan, Zhenghua Zhang, Jing Su, Jian He, Zhiyong Zhang, Xiaoling Lu, Yongxiang Zhao
Dendritic cells (DC) and tumor cell fusion vaccine (DC/tumor cell fusion vaccine) is considered an effective approach in cancer biotherapy. However, its therapeutic effects in early clinical trials have been suboptimal partially due to the immunosuppressive tumor environment. In this study, we used nanoparticles of folate (FA)-modified chitosan, a non-viral vector capable of targeting tumor cells with high expression of FA receptors. FA-chitosan nanoparticles were used as biological carriers for the expression plasmid of the mouse interferon-induced protein-10 (mIP-10) gene, a potent chemoattractant for cytotoxic T cells...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638479/should-low-molecular-weight-psma-targeted-ligands-get-bigger-and-use-albumin-ligands-for-psma-targeting
#11
EDITORIAL
Steve S Huang, Warren D W Heston
Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) is strongly expressed in prostate cancer. Recently a number of low-molecular-weight inhibitors have demonstrated excellent PSMA targeting activity for both imaging as well as Lutecium-177 radiotherapy in human trials. The paper by Choy et al raises the question of whether we can further increase the effectiveness of PSMA targeted therapy by adding an albumin-binding entity to low-molecular-weight agents.
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638478/-177-lu-labeled-phosphoramidate-based-psma-inhibitors-the-effect-of-an-albumin-binder-on-biodistribution-and-therapeutic-efficacy-in-prostate-tumor-bearing-mice
#12
Cindy J Choy, Xiaoxi Ling, Jonathan J Geruntho, Sophia K Beyer, Joseph D Latoche, Beatrice Langton-Webster, Carolyn J Anderson, Clifford E Berkman
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) continues to be an active biomarker for small-molecule PSMA-targeted imaging and therapeutic agents for prostate cancer and various non-prostatic tumors that are characterized by PSMA expression on their neovasculature. One of the challenges for small-molecule PSMA inhibitors with respect to delivering therapeutic payloads is their rapid renal clearance. In order to overcome this pharmacokinetic challenge, we outfitted a (177)Lu-labeled phosphoramidate-based PSMA inhibitor (CTT1298) with an albumin-binding motif (CTT1403) and compared its in vivo performance with that of an analogous compound lacking the albumin-binding motif (CTT1401)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638477/triptolide-inhibits-the-ar-signaling-pathway-to-suppress-the-proliferation-of-enzalutamide-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells
#13
Yangyang Han, Weiwei Huang, Jiakuan Liu, Dandan Liu, Yangyan Cui, Ruimin Huang, Jun Yan, Ming Lei
Enzalutamide is a second-generation androgen receptor (AR) antagonist for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Unfortunately, AR dysfunction means that resistance to enzalutamide will eventually develop. Thus, novel agents are urgently needed to treat this devastating disease. Triptolide (TPL), a key active compound extracted from the Chinese herb Thunder God Vine (Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F.), possesses anti-cancer activity in human prostate cancer cells. However, the effects of TPL against CRPC cells and the underlying mechanism of any such effect are unknown...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638476/therapeutic-inhibition-of-mir-4260-suppresses-colorectal-cancer-via-targeting-mcc-and-smad4
#14
Junjie Xiao, Dongchao Lv, Jinzhe Zhou, Yihua Bei, Ting Chen, Muren Hu, Qiulian Zhou, Siyi Fu, Qi Huang
Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) and their putative target genes have been increasingly reported to contribute to colorectal cancer. However, miRNAs that directly target the mutated in colorectal cancer (MCC) gene, a tumor suppressor which is downregulated or inactivated in colorectal cancer, remain largely unknown. By using an array-based miRNA analysis, we identified a group of miRNAs that were dysregulated in human metastatic versus non-metastatic colorectal cancer tissues. One of these miRNAs, miR-4260, was predicted to target MCC in the miRDB database...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638475/tamoxifen-activates-nrf2-dependent-sqstm1-transcription-to-promote-endometrial-hyperplasia
#15
Lifeng Feng, Jiaqiu Li, Lixian Yang, Libo Zhu, Xiufeng Huang, Shuzheng Zhang, Likang Luo, Zhinong Jiang, Tingting Jiang, Wenxia Xu, Xian Wang, Hongchuan Jin
Long-term application of Tamoxifen (TAM) is usually recommended for hormone receptor positive breast cancer patients. Unfortunately, TAM will inevitably increase the incidence of endometrial hyperplasia even endometrial cancer. Despite of substantial investigations, no effective approaches to prevent TAM-induced endometrial carcinogenesis have been acknowledged. In this study, we found that inhibition of Nrf2 could be valuable to prevent TAM-induced endometrial hyperplasia. Upon TAM treatment, the mRNA and protein expression of autophagy adaptor SQSTM1 was specifically increased in endometrial cells but not breast cancer cells...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638474/self-assembly-of-gold-nanoparticles-shows-microenvironment-mediated-dynamic-switching-and-enhanced-brain-tumor-targeting
#16
Qishuai Feng, Yajing Shen, Yingjie Fu, Megan E Muroski, Peng Zhang, Qiaoyue Wang, Chang Xu, Maciej S Lesniak, Gang Li, Yu Cheng
Inorganic nanoparticles with unique physical properties have been explored as nanomedicines for brain tumor treatment. However, the clinical applications of the inorganic formulations are often hindered by the biological barriers and failure to be bioeliminated. The size of the nanoparticle is an essential design parameter which plays a significant role to affect the tumor targeting and biodistribution. Here, we report a feasible approach for the assembly of gold nanoparticles into ~80 nm nanospheres as a drug delivery platform for enhanced retention in brain tumors with the ability to be dynamically switched into the single formulation for excretion...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638473/rapid-fluorescence-imaging-of-spinal-cord-following-epidural-administration-of-a-nerve-highlighting-fluorophore
#17
Wanguo Liu, Rui Gu, Qingsan Zhu, Chunsheng Xiao, Lanfeng Huang, Xinming Zhuang, Jingzhe Zhang, Lidi Liu, Ben Ma, Huailin Yang, Jianchao Ma, Zhipeng Hu, Chenglin Tang, Shuhua Zhao, Xuesi Chen
Iatrogenic spinal cord injury (SCI) is the most devastating complication of spine surgery, which usually results in permanent and serious disabilities of patients. Improvement of the visualization and discrimination of the spinal cord is critical for accuracy and safety during surgery; however, to date, there is no suitable technology to fulfill this clinical need. Here, we first show an efficient and rapid fluorescence imaging of the spinal cord in rabbit by epidural administration of a nerve-highlighting fluorophore, i...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638472/advances-in-the-detection-of-telomerase-activity-using-isothermal-amplification
#18
REVIEW
Xiaojin Zhang, Xiaoding Lou, Fan Xia
Telomerase plays a significantly important role in keeping the telomere length of a chromosome. Telomerase overexpresses in nearly all tumor cells, suggesting that telomerase could be not only a promising biomarker but also a potential therapeutic target for cancers. Therefore, numerous efforts focusing on the detection of telomerase activity have been reported from polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) assays to PCR-free assays such as isothermal amplification in recent decade...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638471/rapid-detection-of-avian-influenza-virus-by-fluorescent-diagnostic-assay-using-an-epitope-derived-peptide
#19
Duong Tuan Bao, Do Thi Hoang Kim, Hyun Park, Bui Thi Cuc, Nguyen Minh Ngoc, Nguyen Thi Phuong Linh, Nguyen Chien Huu, Trinh Thi Thuy Tien, Nguyen Thi Viet Anh, Tung Dao Duy, Chom-Kyu Chong, Seung-Taek Yu, Do-Young Choi, Seon-Ju Yeo
Currently, the point of care testing (POCT) is not fully developed for subtype-specific avian influenza virus detection. In this study, an H5N1 hemaglutinin 1 (HA1) epitope (P0: KPNDAINF) and three modified peptides (P1: KPNTAINF, P2: KPNGAINF, P3: KPNDAINDAINF) were evaluated as POCT elements for rapid detection of avian influenza virus. Based on modeling predictions by Autodock Vina, binding affinity varied depending on alteration of one amino acid in these peptides. The binding energy of P2 indicated its potential for a strong interaction with HA...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638470/bright-polymer-dots-tracking-stem-cell-engraftment-and-migration-to-injured-mouse-liver
#20
Dandan Chen, Qiong Li, Zihui Meng, Lei Guo, Ying Tang, Zhihe Liu, Shengyan Yin, Weiping Qin, Zhen Yuan, Xuanjun Zhang, Changfeng Wu
Stem cell therapy holds promise for treatment of intractable diseases and injured organs. For clinical translation, it is pivotal to understand the homing, engraftment, and differentiation processes of stem cells in a living body. Here we report near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent semiconductor polymer dots (Pdots) for bright labeling and tracking of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The Pdots exhibit narrow-band emission at 775 nm with a quantum yield of 22%, among the highest value for various NIR probes. The Pdots together with a cell penetrating peptide are able to track stem cells over two weeks without disturbing their multipotent properties, as confirmed by the analyses on cell proliferation, differentiation, stem-cell markers, and immunophenotyping...
2017: Theranostics
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