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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225139/redox-and-light-responsive-alginate-nanoparticles-as-effective-drug-carriers-for-combinational-anticancer-therapy
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Chuangnian Zhang, Gaona Shi, Ju Zhang, Jinfeng Niu, Pingsheng Huang, Zhihong Wang, Yanming Wang, Weiwei Wang, Chen Li, Deling Kong
Nanoparticles have been extensively explored as effective means to deliver chemotherapeutic agents or photosensitizers for chemotherapy or photodynamic therapy (PDT) against cancer. In the present work, pheophorbide A (PheoA), a hydrophobic photosensitizer, was conjugated via a redox-sensitive disulfide linkage to alginate (PheoA-ALG). Anticancer agent, doxorubicin (DOX), was also loaded within the PheoA-ALG nanoparticles (DOX/PheoA-ALG NPs) and used as drug carriers for combinational antitumor treatment. The DOX/PheoA-ALG NPs were spherical in shape with a uniform diameter of approximately 210 nm...
February 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225062/cationic-polymethacrylate-modified-liposomes-significantly-enhanced-doxorubicin-delivery-and-antitumor-activity
#2
Wenxi Wang, Anna Shao, Nan Zhang, Jinzhang Fang, Jennifer Jin Ruan, Benfang Helen Ruan
Liposome (LP) encapsulation of doxorubicin (DOX) is a clinically validated method for cancer drug delivery, but its cellular uptake is actually lower than the free DOX. Therefore, we modified DOX-LP with a cationic polymer (Eudragit RL100; ER) to improve its cellular uptake and antitumor activity. The resulting DOX-ERLP was a 190 nm nanoparticle that was absorbed efficiently and caused cancer cell death in 5 hrs. Growth as measured by the MTT assay or microscopic imaging demonstrated that DOX-ERLP has at least a two-fold greater potency than the free DOX in inhibiting the growth of a DOX resistant (MCF7/adr) cell and an aggressive liver cancer H22 cell...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224731/controlling-cellular-uptake-and-toxicity-of-polyphenylene-dendrimers-by-chemical-functionalization
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Brenton Hammer, Yuzhou Wu, Stephan Fischer, Weina Liu, Tanja Weil, Klaus Müllen
Polyphenylene dendrimers (PPDs) represent a unique class of macromolecules based on their monodisperse and shape-persistent nature. These characteristics have enabled the synthesis of a new genre of "patched" surface dendrimers where their exterior can be functionalized with a variety of polar and unpolar substituents to yield lipophilic binding sites in a site-specific way. While such materials have proven capable of complexing biologically relevant molecules, shown high cellular uptake in various cell lines, and low to no toxicity; there is minimal understanding of the driving forces to these characteristics...
February 21, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224338/the-response-of-phosphorus-uptake-strategies-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-to-hydrodynamics-fluctuations
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Yue Zheng, Wujuan Mi, Yonghong Bi, Zhengyu Hu
The mechanisms of hydrodynamic fluctuation that affect cyanobacterial physiological aspects are still unclear. This study was conducted to screen the effects of hydrodynamic fluctuation on phosphorus (P) uptake by Microcystis aeruginosa. Four levels of circumfluence (0, 100, 200, and 300 rpm) and three concentrations of P (0.5, 2.0, and 5.0 mgL(-1)) were used, and the specific growth rate, cell viability, P uptake kinetic, and alkaline phosphatase activity (APA) were determined. Results showed that M. aeruginosa had a higher specific growth rate, cell viability, and P uptake rate at low and moderate circumfluence, APA increased with a decrease of the cellular P quota (Qp)...
February 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223907/comparative-bioavailability-and-utilization-of-particular-forms-of-b12-supplements-with-potential-to-mitigate-b12-related-genetic-polymorphisms
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Cristiana Paul, David M Brady
CONTEXT: Three natural forms of vitamin B12 are commercially available: methylcobalamin (MeCbl), adenosylcobalamin (AdCbl), and hydroxycobalamin (OHCbl), all of which have been shown in clinical studies to improve vitamin B12 status. They are bioidentical to the B12 forms occurring in human physiology and animal foods. In contrast, cyanocobalamin (CNCbl), a synthetic B12 compound used for food fortification and in some supplements, occurs only in trace amounts in human tissues as a result of cyanide intake from smoking or other sources...
February 2017: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223800/comparison-of-the-cellular-transport-mechanism-of-cationic-star-shaped-polymers-and-liposomes-in-hacat-cells
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Heng-Cong Luo, Na Li, Li Yan, Kai-Jin Mai, Kan Sun, Wei Wang, Guo-Juan Lao, Chuan Yang, Li-Ming Zhang, Meng Ren
Several biological barriers must be overcome to achieve efficient nonviral gene delivery. These barriers include target cell uptake, lysosomal degradation, and dissociation from the carrier. In this study, we compared the differences in the uptake mechanism of cationic, star-shaped polymer/MMP-9siRNA complexes (β-CD-(D3)7/MMP-9siRNA complexes: polyplexes) and commercial liposome/MMP-9siRNA complexes (Lipofectamine(®) 2000/MMP-9siRNA complexes: liposomes). The uptake pathway and transfection efficiency of the polyplexes and liposomes were determined by fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223799/hypoxia-responsive-ionizable-liposome-delivery-sirna-for-glioma-therapy
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Hong-Mei Liu, Ya-Fei Zhang, Yan-Dong Xie, Yi-Fan Cai, Bai-Yang Li, Wen Li, Ling-Yu Zeng, Yu-Ling Li, Ru-Tong Yu
Here, we report the hypoxia-responsive ionizable liposomes to deliver small interference RNA (siRNA) anticancer drugs, which can selectively enhance cellular uptake of the siRNA under hypoxic and low-pH conditions to cure glioma. For this purpose, malate dehydrogenase lipid molecules were synthesized, which contain nitroimidazole groups that impart hypoxia sensitivity and specificity as hydrophobic tails, and tertiary amines as hydrophilic head groups. These malate dehydrogenase molecules, together with DSPE-PEG2000 and cholesterol, were self-assembled into O'(1),O(1)-(3-(dimethylamino)propane-1,2-diyl) 16-bis(2-(2-methyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazol-1-yl)ethyl) di(hexadecanedioate) liposomes (MLP) to encapsulate siRNA through electrostatic interaction...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223798/transferrin-receptor-targeted-ph-sensitive-micellar-system-for-diminution-of-drug-resistance-and-targetable-delivery-in-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer
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Wei Gao, Guihua Ye, Xiaochuan Duan, Xiaoying Yang, Victor C Yang
The emergence of drug resistance is partially associated with overproduction of transferrin receptor (TfR). To overcome multidrug resistance (MDR) and achieve tumor target delivery, we designed a novel biodegradable pH-sensitive micellar system modified with HAIYPRH, a TfR ligand (7pep). First, the polymers poly(l-histidine)-coupled polyethylene glycol-2000 (PHIS-PEG2000) and 7pep-modified 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-polyethylene glycol-2000 (7pep-DSPE-PEG2000) were synthesized, and the mixed micelles were prepared by blending of PHIS-PEG2000 and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-polyethylene glycol-2000 (DSPE-PEG2000) or 7pep-DSPE-PEG2000 (7-pep HD micelles)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223694/combination-of-ruthenium-ii-arene-complex-ru-%C3%AE-6-p-cymene-cl2-pta-rapta-c-and-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitor-erlotinib-results-in-efficient-angiostatic-and-antitumor-activity
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Robert H Berndsen, Andrea Weiss, U Kulsoom Abdul, Tse J Wong, Patrick Meraldi, Arjan W Griffioen, Paul J Dyson, Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska
Ruthenium-based compounds show strong potential as anti-cancer drugs and are being investigated as alternatives to other well-established metal-based chemotherapeutics. The organometallic compound [Ru(η(6)-p-cymene)Cl2(pta)], where pta = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (RAPTA-C) exhibits broad acting anti-tumor efficacy with intrinsic angiostatic activity. In the search for an optimal anti-angiogenesis drug combination, we identified synergistic potential between RAPTA-C and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor, erlotinib...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223346/chlamydia-trachomatis-cellular-exit-alters-interactions-with-host-dendritic-cells
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Ashley M Sherrid, Kevin Hybiske
The strategies utilized by pathogens to exit host cells are an area of pathogenesis which has received surprisingly little attention, considering the necessity of this step for infections to propagate. Even less is known about how exit through these pathways affects downstream host-pathogen interactions and the generation of an immune response. Chlamydia exits host epithelial cells through two equally-active mechanisms: lysis and extrusion. Studies have characterized the outcome of interactions between host innate immune cells such as dendritic cells and macrophages and free, extracellular Chlamydia such as those resulting from lysis...
February 21, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223142/glucose-capped-silver-nanoparticles-induce-cell-cycle-arrest-in-hela-cells
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Elisa Panzarini, Stefania Mariano, Cristian Vergallo, Elisabetta Carata, Gian Maria Fimia, Francesco Mura, Marco Rossi, Viviana Vergaro, Giuseppe Ciccarella, Marco Corazzari, Luciana Dini
This study aims to determine the interaction (uptake and biological effects on cell viability and cell cycle progression) of glucose capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs-G) on human epithelioid cervix carcinoma (HeLa) cells, in relation to amount, 2×10(3) or 2×10(4) NPs/cell, and exposure time, up to 48h. The spherical and well dispersed AgNPs (30±5nm) were obtained by using glucose as reducing agent in a green synthesis method that ensures to stabilize AgNPs avoiding cytotoxic soluble silver ions Ag(+) release...
February 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223132/ternary-complexes-of-folate-peg-appended-dendrimer-g4-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-conjugate-sirna-and-low-molecular-weight-polysaccharide-sacran-as-a-novel-tumor-selective-sirna-delivery-system
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Ayumu Ohyama, Taishi Higashi, Keiichi Motoyama, Hidetoshi Arima
We previously developed a tumor-selective siRNA carrier by preparing polyamidoamine dendrimer (generation 4, G4) conjugates with α-cyclodextrin and folate-polyethylene glycol (Fol-PαC (G4)). In the present study, we developed ternary complexes of Fol-PαC (G4)/siRNA with low-molecular-weight-sacrans to achieve more effective siRNA transfer activity. Among the different molecular-weight sacrans, i.e. sacran 100, 1000 and 10000 (MW 44,889Da, 943,692Da and 1,488,281Da, respectively), sacran 100 significantly increased the cellular uptake and the RNAi effects of Fol-PαC (G4)/siRNA binary complex with negligible cytotoxicity in KB cells (folate receptor-α positive cells)...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223120/supramolecular-formulation-of-nitidine-chloride-can-alleviate-its-hepatotoxicity-and-improve-its-anticancer-activity
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Wanying Li, Hang Yin, David Bardelang, Jianbo Xiao, Ying Zheng, Ruibing Wang
Nitidine chloride (NC) has demonstrated promising anticancer activity. However, NC has also shown non-specific toxicity in various healthy organs such as the liver. In this study, we aimed to develop a supramolecular formulation for NC and investigate the associated benefits of such a supramolecular formulation on modulating its inherent hepatotoxicity and anticancer activity. The formation of NC-cucurbit[7]uil (NC@CB[7]) complexes was characterized by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and powder X-ray diffraction analysis...
February 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221022/quantitative-13c-traces-of-glucose-fate-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infected-hepatocytes
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Qianfen Wan, Yulan Wang, Huiru Tang
Quantitative characterization of 13C-labeled metabolites is an important part of the stable isotope tracing method widely used in metabolic flux analysis. Due to long relaxation time and low sensitivity of 13C nuclei, direct measurement of 13C labeled metabolites using one dimensional 13C NMR often fails to meet the demand of metabolomics studies especially with large number of samples and metabolites having low abundance. Although HSQC-based 2D NMR methods have improved sensitivity with inversion detection, they are time-consuming thus unsuitable for high-throughput absolute quantification of 13C-labeled metabolites...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220676/cho-cells-adapted-to-inorganic-phosphate-limitation-show-higher-growth-and-higher-pyruvate-carboxylase-flux-in-phosphate-replete-conditions
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Vishwanathgouda Maralingannavar, Dharmeshkumar Parmar, Tejal Pant, Chetan Gadgil, Venkateswarlu Panchagnula, Mugdha Gadgil
Inorganic phosphate (Pi ) is an essential ion involved in diverse cellular processes including metabolism. Changes in cellular metabolism upon long term adaptation to Pi limitation have been reported in E. coli. Given the essential role of Pi , adaptation to Pi limitation may also result in metabolic changes in animal cells. In this study, we have adapted CHO cells producing recombinant IgG to limiting Pi conditions for 75 days. Not surprisingly, adapted cells showed better survival under Pi limitation. Here, we report the finding that such cells also showed better growth characteristics compared to control in batch culture replete with Pi (higher peak density and integral viable cell density), accompanied by a lower specific oxygen uptake rate and cytochrome oxidase activity towards the end of exponential phase...
February 21, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219808/photoluminescent-and-biodegradable-polycitrate-polyethylene-glycol-polyethyleneimine-polymers-as-highly-biocompatible-and-efficient-vectors-for-bioimaging-guided-sirna-and-mirna-delivery
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Min Wang, Yi Guo, Meng Yu, Peter X Ma, Cong Mao, Bo Lei
: Development of biodegradable and biocompatible non-viral vectors with intrinsical multifunctional properties such as bioimaging ability for highly efficient nucleic acids delivery still remains a challenge. Here, a biodegradable poly (1, 8-octanedio-citric acid)-co-polyethylene glycol grafted with polyethyleneimine (PEI) (POCG-PEI) polymers with the photoluminescent capacity were synthesized for nucleic acids delivery (siRNA and miRNA). POCG-PEI polymers can efficiently bind various nucleic acids, protect them against enzymatic degradation and release the genes in the presence of polyanionic heparin...
February 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219253/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-macromolecular-prodrug-gc-fua-based-nanoparticle-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-chemotherapy
#17
Can Huang, Na-Mei Li, Pei Gao, Sa Yang, Qian Ning, Wen Huang, Zhi-Ping Li, Peng-Ju Ye, Li Xiang, Dong-Xiu He, Xiang-Wen Tan, Cui-Yun Yu
A novel type of macromolecular prodrug delivery system is reported in this research. The N-galactosylated-chitosan-5-fluorouracil acetic acid conjugate (GC-FUA) based nanoparticle delivery system was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Biocompatibility of GC-FUA-NPs was screened by BSA adsorption test and hemolysis activity examination in vitro. Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake study in HepG2 and A549 cells demonstrated that compared to free 5-Fu, the GC-FUA-NPs play great function in killing cancer cells for the cell endocytosis mediated by asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR), which overexpresses on the cell surface...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218996/hypoxia-stimulated-membrane-trafficking-requires-t-plastin
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Marieke Wottawa, Stephanie Naas, Johannes Böttger, Gijsbert J van Belle, Wiebke Möbius, Natalia H Revelo, Doris Heidenreich, Melanie von Ahlen, Anke Zieseniss, Katharina Kröhnert, Susanne Lutz, Christof Lenz, Henning Urlaub, Silvio O Rizzoli, Dörthe M Katschinski
Traffic between the plasma membrane and the endomembrane compartments is an essential feature of eukaryotic cells. The secretory pathway sends cargoes from biosynthetic compartments to the plasma membrane. This is counterbalanced by a retrograde endocytotic route and is essential for cell homeostasis. Cells need to adapt rapidly to environmental challenges like the reduction of pO2 which, however, has not been analyzed in relation to membrane trafficking in detail. Therefore we determined changes in the plasma membrane trafficking in normoxia, hypoxia, and after reoxygenation METHODS: Membrane trafficking was analyzed by using the bulk membrane endocytosis marker FM 1-43, the newly developed membrane probe mCLING, wheat germ agglutinin as well as fluorescently labeled choleratoxin subunit B...
February 20, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218434/designed-synthesis-of-lipid-coated-polyacylic-acid-calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles-as-dual-ph-responsive-drug-delivery-vehicles-for-cancer-chemotherapy
#19
Xin Wang, Manjie Zhang, Lingyu Zhang, Lu Li, Shengnan Li, Chungang Wang, Zhongmin Su, Yue Yuan, Weisan Pan
We report here a facile strategy to prepare supported lipid bilayer-coated polyacylic acid/calcium phosphate nanoparticles (designated as PAA/CaP@SLB NPs) as a new dual pH-responsive drug delivery platform for cancer chemotherapy. The synthesized PAA/CaP NPs exhibited both high payload of doxorubicin (DOX) and dual pH-responsive drug release properties, in addition, the coated lipid bilayer had the ability to enhance the cellular uptake of PAA/CaP NPs without affecting the pH-responsive drug release. Moreover, the blank PAA/CaP@SLB NPs exhibited excellent biocompatibility, and the DOX-loaded PAA/CaP@SLB NPs markedly increased the cellular accumulation of DOX and its cytotoxic effects on HepG-2 cells...
February 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217019/-99m-tc-tetrofosmin-uptake-correlates-with-the-sensitivity-of-glioblastoma-cell-lines-to-temozolomide
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George A Alexiou, Xanthi Xourgia, Paraskevi Gerogianni, Evrysthenis Vartholomatos, John A Kalef-Ezra, Andreas D Fotopoulos, Athanasios P Kyritsis
(99m)Tc-tetrofosmin ((99m)Tc-TF) is a single-photon emission computed tomography tracer that has been used for brain tumor imaging. The aim of the study was to assess if (99m)Tc-TF uptake by glioblastoma cells correlates with their response to temozolomide (TMZ). We investigated the correlation of TMZ antitumor effect with the (99m)Tc-TF uptake in two glioblastoma cell lines. The U251MG cell line is sensitive to TMZ, whereas T98G is resistant. Viability and proliferation of the cells were examined by trypan blue exclusion assay and xCELLigence system...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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