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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792143/recent-updates-on-novel-approaches-in-insulin-drug-delivery-a-review-of-challenges-and-pharmaceutical-implications
#1
Manisha Pandey, Hira Choudhury, Cheah Xiao Yi, Chen Wei Mun, Goh Khang Ping, Guee Xin Rou, Bhalqish Jeet Kaur A/P Ambar Jeet Singh, Angel Ng Ann Jhee, Lee Kai Chin, Prashant Kesharwani, Bapi Gorain, Zahid Hussain
Diabetes mellitus, a metabolic disorder of glucose metabolism, is mainly associated with insulin resistance to the body cells, or impaired production of insulin by the pancreatic β-cells. Insulin is mainly required to regulate glucose metabolism in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients; however, many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus also require insulin, especially when their condition cannot be controlled solely by oral hypoglycemic agents. Hence, major researches are ongoing attempting to improve the delivery of insulin in order to make it more convenient to patients who experience side effects from the conventional treatment procedure or non-adherence to insulin regimen due to multiple comorbid conditions...
May 22, 2018: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790738/design-and-development-of-polysaccharide-doxorubicin-peptide-bioconjugates-for-dual-synergistic-effects-of-integrin-targeted-and-cell-penetrating-peptides-for-cancer-chemotherapy
#2
Alexandra A P Mansur, Sandhra Maria Carvalho, Zelia Ines Portela Lobato, Maria de Fátima Leite, Armando da Silva Cunha, Herman S Mansur
Polymer-drug conjugation is an attractive approach for target delivering insoluble and highly toxic drugs to tumor sites to overcome the side-effects caused by cancer chemotherapy. In this study we designed and synthesized novel polymer-drug-peptide conjugates for improved specificity on targeting cancer cells. Chemically modified polysaccharide, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), was conjugated with doxorubicin (DOX) anticancer drug by amide bonds and dually biofunctionalized with integrin-target receptor tripeptide (RGD) and L-arginine (R) as cell-penetrating amino acid for synergistic targeting and enhancing internalization by cancer cells...
May 23, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790525/dna-decorated-cu-9-s-5-nanoparticles-as-nir-light-responsive-drug-carriers-for-tumor-chemo-phototherapy
#3
Shuang Liang, Zhongxi Xie, Yi Wei, Ziyong Cheng, Yanqiu Han, Jun Lin
Recently, near-infrared (NIR) light responsive drug delivery systems have attracted much attention for tumor therapy. Herein, we have successfully constructed a smart nanocarrier system Cu9S5-PEI-DNA-DOX (labelled as CPD-DOX) based on the self-assembly of hydrophobic Cu9S5 nanoparticles (NPs), poly(ethylene imine) (PEI), double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) segments and the anti-cancer drug doxorubicin (DOX). Among them, Cu9S5 NPs can serve as a nano-transducer for absorbing and converting near-infrared light to heat...
May 23, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785434/integration-of-phospholipid-hyaluronic-acid-methotrexate-nanocarrier-assembly-and-amphiphilic-drug-drug-conjugate-for-synergistic-targeted-delivery-and-combinational-tumor-therapy
#4
Yang Li, Huabing Zhang, Yilin Chen, Jinyuan Ma, Jinyan Lin, Yinying Zhang, Zhongxiong Fan, Guanghao Su, Liya Xie, Xuan Zhu, Zhenqing Hou
Combinational cancer therapy has been considered as a promising strategy to achieve synergetic therapeutic effects and suppression of multidrug resistance. Herein, we adopted a combination of methotrexate (MTX), an antimetabolite acting on cytoplasm, and 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT), an alkaloid acting on nuclei, to treat cancer. Given the different solubilities, membrane permeabilities, and anticancer mechanisms of both drugs, we developed a dual-targeting delivery system based on 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-hyaluronic acid (a principal ligand of CD44 receptors)-MTX (a selective ligand of folate receptors) nanoparticles, which was exploited to carry HCPT-MTX conjugate for synergistically boosting dual-drug co-delivery...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783681/encapsulation-and-characterization-of-gentamicin-sulfate-in-the-collagen-added-electrospun-nanofibers-for-skin-regeneration
#5
Wan Khartini Wan Abdul Khodir, Abdul Hakim Abdul Razak, Min Hwei Ng, Vincenzo Guarino, Deny Susanti
In the current practice, the clinical use of conventional skin substitutes such as autogenous skin grafts have shown several problems, mainly with respect to limited sources and donor site morbidity. In order to overcome these limitations, the use of smart synthetic biomaterials is tremendously diffusing as skin substitutes. Indeed, engineered skin grafts or analogues frequently play an important role in the treatment of chronic skin wounds, by supporting the regeneration of newly formed tissue, and at the same time preventing infections during the long-term treatment...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782706/biological-stimulus-driven-assembly-disassembly-of-functional-nanoparticles-for-targeted-delivery-controlled-activation-and-bioelimination
#6
REVIEW
Xi Hu, Fangyuan Li, Shuying Wang, Fan Xia, Daishun Ling
Nanoassembly technology has emerged as a powerful tool for targeted drug delivery and provides a basis for fabricating medical theranostic nanosystems. However, it is extremely difficult to concentrate nanoparticles at tumor sites, and the poor target-to-background ratio undoubtedly obstructs the accurate diagnosis and effective therapy of cancerous tissues. Importantly, the addition of biological stimulus-responsive groups to nanoassembly systems can enable a biological stimulus-driven assembly-disassembly mutual switch or structural composition/conformation change, thereby amplifying the imaging signal and/or enhancing the therapeutic effect...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778823/toward-smart-nebulization-engineering-acoustic-airflow-to-penetrate-maxillary-sinuses-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#7
Shima Jowhari Moghadam, Laurent Navarro, Lara Leclerc, Sophie Hodin, Jérémie Pourchez
Treating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) by nebulization requires an airflow capable to deliver medication to deep target sites beyond the nasal valve. Fixed frequency acoustic airflow technology is currently available, mainly as post-surgical therapy, but still have not been able to realize the full potential of direct nose to paranasal sinuses delivery. Reported herein are the application of frequency sweep acoustic airflow and the optimization of its frequency range, sweep cycle duration and intensity. The resonant frequencies of the model's maxillary sinuses can be estimated using the Helmholtz resonator theory...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775625/reduction-sensitive-polymeric-nanomedicines-an-emerging-multifunctional-platform-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
#8
Huanli Sun, Yifan Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhong
The development of smart delivery systems that are robust in circulation and quickly release drugs following selective internalization into target cancer cells is a key to precision cancer therapy. Interestingly, reduction-sensitive polymeric nanomedicines showing high plasma stability and triggered cytoplasmic drug release behavior have recently emerged as one of the most exciting platforms for targeted delivery of various anticancer drugs including small chemical drugs, proteins, and nucleic acids. In vivo studies in varying tumor models reveal that these reduction-sensitive multifunctional nanomedicines outperform the currently used clinical formulations and reduction-insensitive counterparts, bringing about not only significantly enhanced tumor selectivity, accumulation and inhibition efficacy but also markedly reduced systemic toxicity and improved therapeutic index...
May 15, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772283/amphiphilic-polyurethane-hydrogels-as-smart-carriers-for-acidic-hydrophobic-drugs
#9
Lucas P Fonseca, Rafael B Trinca, Maria Isabel Felisberti
Amphiphilic hydrogels are widely reported as systems with great potential for controlled drug release. Nevertheless, the majority of studies make use of functionalization or attachment of drugs to the polymer chains. In this study, we propose a strategy of combining amphiphilic polyurethanes with pH-responsive drugs to develop smart drug carriers. While the amphiphilic character of the polymer imparts an efficient load of hydrophobic and hydrophilic drugs, the drug's characteristics determine the selectivity of the medium delivery...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771681/selective-adsorption-of-oppositely-charged-pnipaam-on-halloysite-surfaces-a-route-to-thermo-responsive-nanocarriers
#10
Giuseppe Cavallaro, Giuseppe Lazzara, Lorenzo Lisuzzo, Stefana Milioto, Filippo Parisi
Halloysite nanotubes were functionalized with stimuli-responsive macromolecules to generate smart nanohybrids. Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-methacrylic acid (PNIPAAM-co-MA) was selectively adsorbed into halloysite lumen by exploiting electrostatic interactions. Amine-terminated PNIPAAM polymer was also investigated that selectively interacts with the outer surface of the nanotubes. The adsorption site has a profound effect on the thermodynamic behavior and therefore temperature responsive features of the hybrid material...
May 17, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770822/a-size-switchable-nanoplatform-for-targeting-the-tumor-microenvironment-and-deep-tumor-penetration
#11
Xingli Cun, Man Li, Shuying Wang, Yifei Wang, Jialing Wang, Zhengze Lu, Ruixin Yang, Xian Tang, Zhirong Zhang, Qin He
The complex tumor microenvironment (TME) in solid tumors forms physiological barriers to the efficient delivery of nanomedicine, leading to limited therapeutic efficacy. Herein, to overcome these physiological barriers and improve the therapeutic effect, we constructed a novel size-adjustable nanoplatform for efficient drug delivery into solid tumors. The smart size-switchable nanoplatform (DGL/DOX@PP) was prepared by conjugating small dendrigraft poly-l-lysine (DGL) to poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(caprolactone) micelles via a matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2)-sensitive peptide...
May 17, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759210/smart-bi-metallic-perovskite-nanofibers-as-selective-and-reusable-sensors-of-nano-level-concentrations-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#12
Mona A Mohamed, Menna M Hasan, Ibrahim H Abdullah, Ahmed M Abdellah, Ali M Yehia, Nashaat Ahmed, Walaa Abbas, Nageh K Allam
A strategy for trace-level carbon-based electrochemical sensors is investigated via exploring the interesting properties of BaNb2 O6 nanofibers (NFs). Utilizing adsorptive stripping square wave voltammetry (ASSWV), an electrochemical sensing platform was developed based on BaNb2 O6 nanofibers-modified carbon paste electrode (CPE) for the sensitive detection of lornoxicam (LOR). Different techniques were used to characterize the fabricated BaNb2 O6 perovskite NFs. The obtained data show the feasibility to electro-oxidize LOR and paracetamol (PAR) on the surface of the fabricated sensor...
August 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758185/elucidating-the-bactericidal-mechanism-of-action-of-the-linear-antimicrobial-tetrapeptide-brbr-nh-2
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Qiu Ying Lau, Jianguo Li, Marc-Antoine Sani, Sheetal Sinha, Yan Li, Fui Mee Ng, CongBao Kang, Surajit Bhattacharjya, Frances Separovic, Chandra Verma, Cheng San Brian Chia
Linear antimicrobial peptides, with their rapid bactericidal mode of action, are well-suited for development as topical antibacterial drugs. We recently designed a synthetic linear 4-residue peptide, BRBR-NH2 , with potent bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus aureus (MIC 6.25 μM), the main causative pathogen of human skin infections with an unknown mechanism of action. Herein, we describe a series of experiments conducted to gain further insights into its mechanism of action involving electron microscopy, artificial membrane dye leakage, solution- and solid-state NMR spectroscopy followed by molecular dynamics simulations...
May 11, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757494/multifunctional-smart-skin-adhesive-patches-for-advanced-health-care
#14
REVIEW
Insol Hwang, Hong Nam Kim, Minho Seong, Sang-Hyeon Lee, Minsu Kang, Hoon Yi, Won Gyu Bae, Moon Kyu Kwak, Hoon Eui Jeong
A skin adhesive patch is the most fundamental and widely used medical device for diverse health-care purposes. Conventional skin adhesive patches have been mainly utilized for routine medical purposes such as wound management, fixation of medical devices, and simple drug release. In contrast to traditional skin adhesive patches, recently developed patches incorporate multiple key functions of bulky medical devices into a thin, flexible patch based on emerging nanomaterials and flexible electronic technologies...
May 14, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753956/smart-gated-magnetic-silica-mesoporous-particles-for-targeted-colon-drug-delivery-new-approaches-for-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-treatment
#15
Adrián H Teruel, Édgar Pérez-Esteve, Isabel González-Álvarez, Marta González-Álvarez, Ana M Costero, Daniel Ferri, Margarita Parra, Pablo Gaviña, Virginia Merino, Ramón Martínez-Mañez, Félix Sancenón
Magnetic mesoporous silica microparticles were loaded with safranin O (S1) and with hydrocortisone (S2) and the outer surface functionalized with a bulky azo derivative bearing urea moieties. Aqueous suspensions of both solids at pH 7.4 showed negligible payload release whereas a marked delivery was observed in the presence of sodium dithionite due to the rupture of the azo bonds. Besides, a moderate cargo release was observed at acidic pH due to the hydrolysis of the urea bonds that linked the azo derivative onto the external surface of the inorganic scaffolds...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752099/n-desmethyl-tamoxifen-and-quercetin-loaded-multiwalled-cnts-a-synergistic-approach-to-overcome-mdr-in-cancer-cells
#16
Manish Kumar, Gajanand Sharma, Charu Misra, Rajendra Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, O P Katare, Kaisar Raza
Our aim was to develop multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-based nanoconstructs for the codelivery of N-desmethyl tamoxifen (N-TAM) and a mild P-gp efflux inhibitor, i.e., quercetin (QT) to treat multiple drug resistant (MDR) cancer cells. The hypothesis banks on three-tier attack on the MDR mechanisms viz. drug derivatization, MWCNT permeation and P-gp inhibition. Tamoxifen was converted to N-TAM and was conjugated to carboxylated MWCNTs mediated by a biodegradable linker, i.e., tetraethylene glycol (TEG)...
August 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745542/-smart-drug-delivery-systems-based-on-nanoscale-zno
#17
REVIEW
Xiao Huang, Chun Chen, Caixia Yi, Xi Zheng
In view of the excellent biocompatibility as well as the low cost, nanoscale ZnO shows great potential for drug delivery application. Moreover, The charming character enable nanoscale ZnO some excellent features (e.g. dissolution in acid, ultrasonic permeability, microwave absorbing, hydrophobic/hydrophilic transition). All of that make nanoscale ZnO reasonable choices for smart drug delivery. In the recent decade, more and more studies have focused on controlling the drug release behavior via smart drug delivery systems based on nanoscale ZnO responsive to some certain stimuli...
April 1, 2018: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745324/internal-and-external-triggering-mechanism-of-smart-nanoparticle-based-ddss-in-targeted-tumor-therapy
#18
Xian-Ling Qiana, Jun Li, Ran Wei, Hui Lin, Li-Xia Xiong
BACKGROUND: Anticancer chemotherapeutics have a lot of problems via conventional drug delivery systems (DDSs), including non-specificity, burst release, severe side-effects, and damage to normal cells. Owing to its potential to circumventing these problems, nanotechnology has gained increasing attention in targeted tumor therapy. Chemotherapeutic drugs or genes encapsulated in nanoparticles could be used to target therapies to the tumor site in three ways: "passive", "active", and "smart" targeting...
May 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744445/construction-of-versatile-multilayered-composite-nanoparticles-from-a-customized-nanogel-template
#19
Jian Zhang, Jinpeng Jia, Jimin P Kim, Fei Yang, Xing Wang, Hong Shen, Sijia Xu, Jian Yang, Decheng Wu
We present a highly adaptable design platform for multi-responsive, multilayered composite nanoparticles (MC-NPs) with fine-tunable functional layers. A flexible disulfide-linked nanogel template is obtained by a controlled in-situ gelation method, enabling a high degree of control over each successive layer. From this template, we optimize "smart" biomaterials with biofunctional surfaces, tunable drug release kinetics, and magnetic or pH-responsive functionality, fabricated into MC-NPs for targeted drug release and periosteum-mimetic structures for controlled rhBMP-2 release towards bone tissue formation in-vivo ...
March 2018: Bioactive Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739281/the-association-between-adverse-child-health-psychological-educational-and-social-outcomes-and-nondependent-parental-substance-a-rapid-evidence-assessment
#20
Ruth McGovern, Eilish Gilvarry, Michelle Addison, Hayley Alderson, Emma Geijer-Simpson, Raghu Lingam, Debbie Smart, Eileen Kaner
BACKGROUND: Between 5% and 30% of children in high-income countries live with a substance misusing parent, the majority of which is below dependent levels. However, little is understood about the impact of nondependent parental substance misuse upon children. METHODS: We searched the international literature using rigorous systematic methods to identify studies examining parental substance misuse and adverse outcomes in children. The inclusion criteria were cross-sectional, longitudinal, case-control, and cohort studies; of children aged 0-18 years whose parents are high-risk substance misusers; reporting on their health, psychological, substance use, educational, and social outcomes...
January 1, 2018: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
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