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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924160/multivalent-targeting-based-delivery-of-therapeutic-peptide-using-ap1-elp-carrier-for-effective-cancer-therapy
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Vijaya Sarangthem, Yunjae Kim, Thoudam Debraj Singh, Bo-Yeon Seo, Sun-Ha Cheon, Young-Jin Lee, Byung-Heon Lee, Rang-Woon Park
Elastin-like polypeptide (ELP)-based drug delivery has been utilized for various applications including cancer therapies for many years. Genetic incorporation of internalization ligands and cell-targeting peptides along with ELP polymer enhanced tumor accumulation and retention time as well as stability and activities of the drug conjugates. Herein, we described a unique delivery system comprised of genetically engineered ELP incorporated with multiple copies of IL-4 receptor targeting peptide (AP1) periodically and proapoptotic peptide (KLAKLAK)2 referred to as AP1-ELP-KLAK...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923655/development-of-a-novel-catalytic-amyloid-displaying-a-metal-dependent-atpase-like-activity
#2
Octavio Monasterio, Esteban Nova, Rodrigo Diaz-Espinoza
Amyloids are protein aggregates of highly regular structure that are involved in diverse pathologies such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Recent evidence has shown that under certain conditions, small peptides can self-assemble into amyloids that exhibit catalytic reactivity towards certain compounds. Here we report a novel peptide with a sequence derived from the active site of RNA polymerase that displays hydrolytic activity towards ATP. The catalytic reaction proceeds in the presence of the divalent metal manganese and the products are ADP and AMP...
December 3, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921280/ph-responsive-triblock-copolymeric-micelles-decorated-with-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-provide-efficient-doxorubicin-delivery
#3
Khen Eng Ng, Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Haliza Katas, Muhammad Wahab Amjad, Adeel Masood Butt, Prashant Kesharwani, Arun K Iyer
This study developed novel triblock pH-responsive polymeric micelles (PMs) using cholic acid-polyethyleneimine-poly-L-arginine (CA-PEI-pArg) copolymers. PEI provided pH sensitivity, while the hydrophilic cell-penetrating pArg peptide promoted cellular PM internalization. The copolymers self-assembled into PMs in aqueous solution at above the critical micelle concentration (2.98 × 10(-7) M) and encapsulated doxorubicin in the core region, with a 34.2% (w/w) entrapment efficiency. PMs showed pH-dependent swelling, increasing in size by almost sevenfold from pH 7...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920533/effect-of-inserted-spacer-in-hepatic-cell-penetrating-multifunctional-peptide-component-on-the-dna-intracellular-delivery-of-quaternary-complexes-based-on-modular-design
#4
Luchen Zhang, Zhenbo Li, Fangli Sun, Yuhong Xu, Zixiu Du
A safe and efficient quaternary gene delivery system (named Q-complexes) was constructed based on self-assembly of molecules through noncovalent bonds. This system was formulated through the cooperation and competing interactions of cationic liposomes, multifunctional peptides, and DNA, followed by coating hyaluronic acid on the surface of the ternary complexes. The multifunctional peptide was composed of two functional domains: penetrating hepatic tumor-targeted cell moiety (KRPTMRFRYTWNPMK) and a wrapping gene sequence (polyarginine 16)...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917426/tumor-targeted-supramolecular-nanoparticles-self-assembled-from-a-ruthenium-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-complex-and-an-adamantane-functionalized-peptide
#5
Shan-Shan Xue, Cai-Ping Tan, Mu-He Chen, Jian-Jun Cao, Dong-Yang Zhang, Rui-Rong Ye, Liang-Nian Ji, Zong-Wan Mao
We report here a supramolecular strategy to assemble a cyclodextrin-functionalized anticancer Ru(ii) complex with an adamantane-appended tumor-targeting peptide into discrete and stable phosphorescent nanostructures that can induce cell death in integrin αvβ3-rich tumor cells with high selectivity. This strategy presents new opportunities for the construction of tumor-targeting metallo-anticancer therapeutics.
December 5, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917335/ultrastructural-analyses-of-the-novel-chimeric-hemostatic-agent-generated-via-nanotechnology-abs-nanohemostat-at-the-renal-tissue-level
#6
Emre Huri, Engin Dogantekin, Murvet Hayran, Umit Yavuz Malkan, Mine Ergun, Aysegul Firat, Yavuz Beyazit, Huseyin Ustun, Murat Kekilli, Mumtaz Dadali, Muzeyyen Astarci, Ibrahim C Haznedaroglu
Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS), a hemostatic agent of plant origin, has been registered for the prevention of clinical hemorrhages. Currently there is no data regarding the ultrastructural analysis of ABS at the tissue level. The aim of this study is to assess renal tissue effects via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses for the ABS and ABS nanohemostat (formed by the combination of self-assembling peptide amphiphile molecules and ABS). SEM experiments were performed with FEI Nova NanoSEM 230, using the ETD detector at low vacuum mode with 30 keV beam energy...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914060/a-protocol-for-the-design-of-protein-and-peptide-nanostructure-self-assemblies-exploiting-synthetic-amino-acids
#7
Nurit Haspel, Jie Zheng, Carlos Aleman, David Zanuy, Ruth Nussinov
In recent years there has been increasing interest in nanostructure design based on the self-assembly properties of proteins and polymers. Nanodesign requires the ability to predictably manipulate the properties of the self-assembly of autonomous building blocks, which can fold or aggregate into preferred conformational states. The design includes functional synthetic materials and biological macromolecules. Autonomous biological building blocks with available 3D structures provide an extremely rich and useful resource...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908759/cathepsin-nanofiber-substrates-as-potential-agent-for-targeted-drug-delivery
#8
Yael Ben-Nun, Galit Fichman, Lihi Adler-Abramovich, Boris Turk, Ehud Gazit, Galia Blum
The development of reactive drug carriers that could actively respond to biological signals is a challenging task. Different peptides can self-assemble into biocompatible nanostructures of various functionalities, including drugs carriers. Minimal building blocks, such as diphenylalanine, readily form ordered nanostructures. Here we present development of self-assembled tetra-peptides that include the diphenylalanine motif, serving as substrates of the cathepsin proteases. This is of great clinical importance as cathepsins, whose activity and expression are highly elevated in cancer and other pathologies, have been shown to serve as efficient enzymes for therapeutic release...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906052/antibody-responses-to-de-novo-identified-citrullinated-fibrinogen-peptides-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-visualization-of-the-corresponding-b-cells
#9
Vijay Joshua, Loes Schobers, Philip J Titcombe, Lena Israelsson, Johan Rönnelid, Monika Hansson, Anca I Catrina, Ger J M Pruijn, Vivianne Malmström
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against citrullinated proteins (ACPA) are common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ACPA can appear before disease onset and target many self-antigens. Citrullinated fibrin/fibrinogen represents a classical ACPA target antigen, and mass spectrometry of RA synovial fluid reveals elevated citrullinated (cit) fibrinogen (Fib) peptides compared to non-RA controls. We investigated the extent to which these less-studied peptides represent autoantibody targets and sought to visualize the corresponding cit-Fib-reactive B cells in RA patients...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904094/design-and-synthesis-of-functional-molecules-based-on-complexation-and-their-biological-applications
#10
Yosuke Hisamatsu
 In this review, we introduce the development of supermolecules, host-guest complexes, and metal complexes formed from the combination of non-covalent interactions and/or coordination bonds, as well as their biological applications. An adenine selective host molecule 1 provides a correctly oriented array of complementary hydrogen bonding sites for the adenine nucleobase. Furthermore, the new DDAA (D: hydrogen bond donor, A: hydrogen bond acceptor) module 4 and ADDA module 7 have been developed as quadruple hydrogen-bonding modules...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896668/target-specific-delivery-of-sirna-into-hepatoma-cells-cytoplasm-by-bifunctional-carrier-peptide
#11
Xiaoxuan Liu, Lin Zhu, Jingjing Ma, Xinxiao Qiao, Dunwan Zhu, Lanxia Liu, Xigang Leng
RNA interference (RNAi) is among the most potential approach for the therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma and the major barrier hindering siRNA therapeutics is the low efficiency of delivery to the desired cells. The current study aimed at developing a novel peptide for more efficient hepatoma targeted siRNA delivery, by combining luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone with hepatoma targeting specificity and MPG(△NLS) with cytoplasm-delivery tendency. The developed bifunctional peptide LHRH-MPG(△NLS) and siRNA were mixed together and resulted in LHRH-MPG(△NLS)/siRNA polyplexes through self-assembly...
November 28, 2016: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895484/the-effect-of-dexamethasone-cell-penetrating-peptide-nanoparticles-on-gene-delivery-for-inner-ear-therapy
#12
Ji Young Yoon, Keum-Jin Yang, Shi-Nae Park, Dong-Kee Kim, Jong-Duk Kim
Dexamethasone (Dex)-loaded PHEA-g-C18-Arg8 (PCA) nanoparticles (PCA/Dex) were developed for the delivery of genes to determine the synergistic effect of Dex on gene expression. The cationic PCA nanoparticles were self-assembled to create cationic micelles containing an octadecylamine (C18) core with Dex and an arginine 8 (Arg8) peptide shell for electrostatic complexation with nucleic acids (connexin 26 [Cx26] siRNA, green fluorescent protein [GFP] DNA or brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF] pDNA). The PCA/Dex nanoparticles conjugated with Arg8, a cell-penetrating peptide that enhances permeability through a round window membrane in the inner ear for gene delivery, exhibited high uptake efficiency in HEI-OC1 cells...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889616/developments-in-l2-based-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccines
#13
REVIEW
Christina Schellenbacher, Richard B S Roden, Reinhard Kirnbauer
Infections with sexually transmitted high-risk Human Papillomavirus (hrHPV), of which there are at least 15 genotypes, are responsible for a tremendous disease burden by causing cervical, and subsets of other ano-genital and oro-pharyngeal carcinomas, together representing 5% of all cancer cases worldwide. HPV subunit vaccines consisting of virus-like particles (VLP) self-assembled from major capsid protein L1 plus adjuvant have been licensed. Prophylactic vaccinations with the 2-valent (HPV16/18), 4-valent (HPV6/11/16/18), or 9-valent (HPV6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58) vaccine induce high-titer neutralizing antibodies restricted to the vaccine types that cause up to 90% of cervical carcinomas, a subset of other ano-genital and oro-pharyngeal cancers and 90% of benign ano-genital warts (condylomata)...
November 23, 2016: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886438/self-assembly-of-bolaamphiphilic-molecules
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REVIEW
Prabhu Dhasaiyan, Bhagavatula L V Prasad
The current buzzword in science and technology is self-assembly and molecular self-assembly is one of the most prominent fields as far as research in chemical and biological sciences is concerned. Generally, self-assembly of molecules occurs through weak non-covalent interactions like hydrogen bonding, π-π stacking, hydrophobic effects, etc. Inspired by many natural systems consisting of self-assembled structures, scientists have been trying to understand their formation and mimic such processes in the laboratory to create functional "smart" materials, which respond to temperature, light, pH, electromagnetic field, mechanical stress, and/or chemical stimuli...
November 25, 2016: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886315/cellular-membrane-anchored-fluorescent-probe-with-aggregation-induced-emission-characteristics-for-selective-detection-of-cu-2-ions
#15
Danni Liu, Shenglu Ji, Heran Li, Liang Hong, Deling Kong, Xin Qi, Dan Ding
The exploration of advanced fluorescent probes that can detect divalent copper (Cu(2+)) in aqueous environments and even in live organisms is particularly valuable for understanding the occurrence and development of Cu(2+)-related diseases. In this work, we report the design and synthesis of an aggregation-induced emission luminogen (AIEgen)-based probe (TPE-Py-EEGTIGYG) by integrating an AIEgen, TPE-Py, with a peptide, EEGTIGYG, which can selectively detect Cu(2+) in both aqueous solution and live cells. Peptide EEGTIGYG has dual functionality in the probe design, namely improving water solubility and providing specific cell membrane-binding ability...
November 25, 2016: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879048/coordinated-protein-co-expression-in-plants-by-harnessing-the-synergy-between-an-intein-and-a-viral-2a-peptide
#16
Bei Zhang, Madhusudhan Rapolu, Sandeep Kumar, Manju Gupta, Zhibin Liang, Zhenlin Han, Philip Williams, Wei Wen Su
A novel approach is developed for coordinated expression of multiple proteins from a single transgene in plants. An Ssp DnaE mini-intein variant engineered for hyper N-terminal autocleavage is covalently linked to the foot-and-mouth disease virus 2A (F2A) peptide with unique ribosome skipping property, via a peptide linker, to create an "IntF2A" self-excising fusion protein domain. This IntF2A domain acts, in cis, to direct highly effective release of its flanking proteins of interest (POI) from a "polyprotein" precursor in plants...
November 23, 2016: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878763/enhancement-of-neural-stem-cell-survival-proliferation-migration-and-differentiation-in-a-novel-self-assembly-peptide-nanofibber-scaffold
#17
Sajad Sahab Negah, Zabihollah Khaksar, Hadi Aligholi, Shahin Mohammad Sadeghi, Sayed Mostafa Modarres Mousavi, Hadi Kazemi, Ali Jahanbazi Jahan-Abad, Ali Gorji
Considerable efforts have been made to combine biologically active molecules into the self-assembling peptide in order to improve cells growth, survival, and differentiation. In this study, a novel three-dimensional scaffold (RADA4GGSIKVAV; R-GSIK) was designed by adding glycine and serine between RADA4 and IKVAV to promote the strength of the peptide. The cell adhesion, viability, proliferation, migration, and differentiation of rat embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs) in R-GSIK were investigated and compared to laminin-coated, two-dimensional, and Puramatrix cultures...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862690/light-driven-topochemical-polymerization-under-organogel-conditions-of-a-symmetrical-dipeptide-diacetylene-system
#18
Daniela Mazzier, Dario Mosconi, Giulia Marafon, Aikebaier Reheman, Claudio Toniolo, Alessandro Moretto
A symmetrical dipeptide-based diacetylene system (DAs) was found to be able to self-assemble in dichloromethane and to form a compact fiber network which resulted in a stable organogel. As a consequence of the organogel formation, we explored the possibility to run a light-induced topochemical polymerization. This is a typical reaction of ordered diacetylene moieties taking advantage from their organized packing mode resulting from fiber formation. Evidence for the generation of peptide-based polydiacetylenes is provided by Raman, UV-Vis, and CD spectroscopies and a set of microscopic techniques...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862624/gadolinium-containing-telechelic-peg-polymers-end-capped-by-di-phenylalanine-motives-as-potential-supramolecular-mri-contrast-agents
#19
Carlo Diaferia, Eliana Gianolio, Antonella Accardo, Giancarlo Morelli
Telechelic PEG-polymers end-capped by diphenylalanine (FF) motives and containing a DOTA-Gd complex, bound on a lysine side chain at the centre of peptide moiety, are studied for their assembling properties and for the relaxometric behavior. The observed variations in terms of relaxivity are correlated to the assembling properties of the aggregates by using several techniques: fluorescence, Circular Dichroism (CD) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) for aggregation tendency and secondary structure determination; Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for morphological definition...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862384/study-of-cyclic-peptide-polymer-conjugate-assemblies-by-small-angle-neutron-scattering
#20
Ming Liang Koh, Paul A FitzGerald, Gregory G Warr, Katrina A Jolliffe, Sébastien Perrier
We present a fundamental study into the self-assembly of (cyclic peptide)-polymer conjugates as a versatile supramolecular motif to engineer nanotubes with defined structure and dimensions, as characterised in solution using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). This work demonstrates the ability of the grafted polymer to stabilise and/or promote the formation of unaggregated nanotubes by the direct comparison to the unconjugated cyclic peptide precursor. This ideal case permitted a further study into the growth mechanism of self-assembling cyclic peptides, allowing an estimation of the cooperativity...
November 10, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
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