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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786764/encapsulation-of-micronutrients-resveratrol-genistein-and-curcumin-by-folic-acid-pamam-nanoparticles
#1
P Chanphai, H A Tajmir-Riahi
It has been shown that encapsulation of dietary polyphenols leads to increased solubility and bioavailability of these micronutrients. The encapsulation of dietary polyphenols resveratrol, genistein, and curcumin by folic acid-PAMAM-G3 and folic acid-PAMAM-G4 nanoparticles was studied in aqueous solution at physiological conditions, using multiple spectroscopic methods, TEM images, and docking studies. The polyphenol bindings are via hydrophilic, hydrophobic, and H-bonding contacts with resveratrol forming more stable conjugates...
May 21, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785840/exploring-photoinactivation-of-microbial-biofilms-using-laser-scanning-microscopy-and-confined-two-photon-excitation
#2
Hanna Thomsen, Fabrice E Graf, Anne Farewell, Marica B Ericson
One pertinent complication in bacterial infection is the growth of biofilms, i.e., communities of surface-adhered bacteria resilient to antibiotics. Photodynamic inactivation has been proposed as an alternative to antibiotic treatment; however, novel techniques complementing standard efficacy measures are required. Herein, we present an approach employing multiphoton microscopy complemented with Airyscan super-resolution microscopy, to visualize the distribution of curcumin in Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785173/phytochemicals-that-influence-gut-microbiota-as-prophylactics-and-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-and-inflammatory-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Lucrecia Carrera-Quintanar, Rocío I López Roa, Saray Quintero-Fabián, Marina A Sánchez-Sánchez, Barbara Vizmanos, Daniel Ortuño-Sahagún
Gut microbiota (GM) plays several crucial roles in host physiology and influences several relevant functions. In more than one respect, it can be said that you "feed your microbiota and are fed by it." GM diversity is affected by diet and influences metabolic and immune functions of the host's physiology. Consequently, an imbalance of GM, or dysbiosis, may be the cause or at least may lead to the progression of various pathologies such as infectious diseases, gastrointestinal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, and even obesity and diabetes...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784022/in-vitro-screening-of-known-drugs-identified-by-scaffold-hopping-techniques-shows-promising-leishmanicidal-activity-for-suramin-and-netilmicin
#4
Supriya Khanra, Y Pavan Kumar, Jyotirmayee Dash, Rahul Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: The rapid emergence of drug resistant Leishmanial strains makes it imperative to continue the development of cheap and effective drugs against the parasite. Due to the absence of effective vaccines against leishmaniasis, current therapeutic measures exclusively rely on chemotherapy. Here we attempt, to identify novel antileishmanial from a list of known drugs determined from a previous bioinformatics study. Synergism between various drug combinations (involving netilmicin, suramin, paromomycin and curcumin) have been estimated to identify potent multidrug therapies to combat the disease...
May 21, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783629/encapsulation-of-gold-nanostructures-and-oil-in-water-nanocarriers-in-microgels-with-biomedical-potential
#5
Mariela Inostroza-Riquelme, Andrea Vivanco, Pablo Lara, Simón Guerrero, Edison Salas-Huenuleo, Alejandro Chamorro, Lisette Leyton, Karen Bolaños, Eyleen Araya, Andrew F G Quest, Marcelo J Kogan, Felipe Oyarzun-Ampuero
Here we report the incorporation of gold nanostructures (nanospheres or nanorods, functionalized with carboxylate-end PEG) and curcumin oil-in-water (O/W) nanoemulsions (CurNem) into alginate microgels using the dripping technique. While gold nanostructures are promising nanomaterials for photothermal therapy applications, CurNem possess important pharmacological activities as reported here. In this sense, we evaluated the effect of CurNem on cell viability of both cancerous and non-cancerous cell lines (AGS and HEK293T, respectively), demonstrating preferential toxicity in cancer cells and safety for the non-cancerous cells...
May 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782984/design-and-development-of-novel-hyaluronate-modified-nanoparticles-for-combo-delivery-of-curcumin-and-alendronate-fabrication-characterization-and-cellular-and-molecular-evidence-of-enhanced-bone-regeneration
#6
Jinlei Dong, Hnin Ei Thu, Mohammed A S Abourehab, Zahid Hussain
Osteoporosis is a medical condition of fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to bone fracture. Despite having availability of a wide range of pharmacological agents, prevalence of this metabolic disorder is continuously escalating. Owing to excellent biomedical achievements of nanomedicines in the last few decades, we aimed combo delivery of bone anti-resorptive agent, alendronate (ALN), and bone density enhancing drug, curcumin (CUR), in the form of polymeric nanoparticles. To further optimize the therapeutic efficacy, the prepared ALN/CUR nanoparticles were decorated with hyaluronic acid which is a well-documented biomacromolecule having exceptional bone regenerating potential...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782973/enhanced-retinal-pigment-epithelium-rpe-regeneration-using-curcumin-alginate-hydrogels-in-vitro-evaluation
#7
Jong Ho Park, Eun Yeong Shin, Myeong Eun Shin, Min Joung Choi, Cristiano Carlomagno, Jeong Eun Song, Gilson Khang
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) plays a significant role in retaining structural integrity of eye. Factors such as reduction in cell regeneration due to aging and physical injury pose a major hurdle in RPE regeneration. In this study, we exploited the use of alginate (AGT) incorporated with Curcumin (CCI) forming a hydrogel based system CCI/AGT. The fabricated hydrogel could anchor RPE cell in it. In vitro cell analysis revealed that the CCI/AGT hydrogel shows good biocompatibility, enhanced cell growth ability and higher ECM formation compared to the pure AGT hydrogel...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782917/detoxification-and-immunoprotection-of-zn-ii-curcumin-in-juvenile-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-feed-with-aflatoxin-b1
#8
Ying-Ying Yu, Jin Niu, Pen Yin, Yong-Jian Liu, Li-Xia Tian, Donghui Xu
Aflatoxins, which was produced by Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus fungi during grain and feed processing or storage, could cause severe health problems and reduction of yield during shrimp cultures. To evaluate toxic effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in juvenile Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) and potential protective effect of Zn(II)-curcumin (Zn-CM), four experimental diets (control, 500 μg/kg AFB1, 500 μg/kg AFB1+100 mg/kg Zn-CM, 500 μg/kg AFB1+200 mg/kg Zn-CM) were formulated in quadruplicate to feed the shrimp for 8 weeks...
May 18, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782700/nonionic-dendritic-and-carbohydrate-based-amphiphiles-self-assembly-and-transport-behavior
#9
Suchita Prasad, Katharina Achazi, Boris Schade, Rainer Haag, Sunil K Sharma
Herein, a new series of non-ionic dendritic and carbohydrate based amphiphiles is synthesized employing biocompatible starting materials and studied for supramolecular aggregate formation in aqueous solution. The dendritic amphiphiles 12 and 13 possessing poly(glycerol) [G2.0] as hydrophilic unit and C-10 and C-18 hydrophobic alkyl chains, respectively, exhibit low critical aggregation concentration (CAC) in the order of 10-5 m and hydrodynamic diameters in the 8-10 nm range and supplemented by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy...
May 21, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781709/bidirectional-interactions-between-dietary-curcumin-and-gut-microbiota
#10
Liang Shen, Hong-Fang Ji
Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound with a long history of use as an herbal remedy, dietary spice and food-coloring agent. Despite curcumin possesses a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities, it exhibits extremely poor bioavailability, which makes its pharmacology intriguing and also hinders its clinical application. In recent years, there is ample evidence supporting the associations between the alteration of gut microbiota and many diseases. Interestingly, after oral administration, curcumin shows its preferential distribution and accumulation in the intestine...
May 21, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781009/electrically-controlled-drug-release-using-ph-sensitive-polymer-films
#11
S Ephraim Neumann, Christian F Chamberlayne, Richard N Zare
Drug delivery systems (DDS) that allow spatially and temporally controlled release of drugs are of particular interest in the field of drug delivery. These systems create opportunities for individually tailored doses of drugs to be administered as well as reduce side effects by localizing the initial drug dose to the organ of interest. We present an electroresponsive DDS in the form of a bioresorbable nanocomposite film which operates at low voltages (<-2 V). The method is based on electrochemically generating local pH changes at an electrode surface to induce dissolution of a pH-sensitive polymer, which is used as the carrier material...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778842/curcumin-attenuates-sepsis-induced-acute-organ-dysfunction-by-preventing-inflammation-and-enhancing-the-suppressive-function-of-tregs
#12
Longwang Chen, Yang Lu, Linjun Zhao, Lili Hu, Qiaomeng Qiu, Zhuoling Zhang, Mengfang Li, Guangliang Hong, Bing Wu, Guangju Zhao, Zhongqiu Lu
Sepsis is characterized by the extensive release of cytokines and other mediators. It results in a dysregulated immune response and can lead to organ damage and death. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties and immunoregulation functions in various disorders such as sepsis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, lung fibrosis, gallstone formation, and diabetes. This paper investigates the effects of curcumin on immune status and inflammatory response in mice subjected to cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
May 17, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777940/curcumin-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats-and-pc12-cells-by-suppressing-overactivated-autophagy
#13
Yan Zhang, Ming Fang, Yameng Sun, Ting Zhang, Nan Shi, Jinfeng Li, Lei Jin, Kangyong Liu, Jianliang Fu
The present study assessed whether the protective effects of curcumin against cerebral ischemia injury were due to the suppression of overactivated autophagy. Curcumin is a well-known natural polyphenolic compound that effectively counteracts oxidation, inflammation, and various types of cancer. Several studies have demonstrated the protective effects of curcumin against ischemia-reperfusion injury in tissues from the lungs, cardiomyocytes, and liver. The present study employed brain injury models induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats and PC12 oxygen-glucose-deprived (OGD) cells...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777877/multi-walled-carbon-nanotubeinduced-inhalation-toxicity-recognizing-nano-bis-demethoxy-curcumin-analog-as-an-ameliorating-candidate
#14
Arul Prakash Francis, Thiyagarajan Devasena, Selvam Ganapathy, Venkata Rajsekhar Palla, Prakhya Balakrishna Murthy, Sundara Ramaprabhu
Human beings and ecosystems are being possibly exposed to CNTs, as there is a rise in global production rate of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). This may affect the health of humans and increases the environmental risk. We have already reported the pulmonary toxicity due to the inhalation of MWCNTs. We claim that a compound with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity may ameliorate the CNT-induced toxic effect. With this view, we have investigated the ameliorative effect of intravenously-administered nano bis-demethoxy curcumin analog (NBDMCA) against MWCNTs-induced inhalation toxicity by examining the lung histopathology for inflammatory cell dynamics, pulmonary remodeling and estimating the inflammatory biomarkers in the broncho-alveolar lavage fluid...
May 16, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777806/the-formation-of-zein-chitosan-complex-coacervated-particles-relationship-to-encapsulation-and-controlled-release-properties
#15
Meng-Fan Li, Lang Chen, Ming-Ze Xu, Jing-Lin Zhang, Qin Wang, Qing-Zhu Zeng, Xing-Chuan Wei, Yang Yuan
The complex coacervation between zein and chitosan (CS) as well as the relationship with the controlled release properties of their complex nanoparticles were studied. The factors influencing the nanoparticle formation between zein and CS, including solid to liquid ratio, zein to CS ratio and pH, were systematically investigated. The structural analysis by FT-IR revealed that the electrostatic interaction was the driving force to form zein-CS nanoparticles (ZCNPs). The mean particle sizes of ZCNPs were increased by enhanced integration degree between zein and CS (from 90...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775716/ovalbumin-as-a-carrier-to-significantly-enhance-the-aqueous-solubility-and-photostability-of-curcumin-interaction-and-binding-mechanism-study
#16
Yujia Liu, Yanxue Cai, Danyang Ying, Yinlian Fu, Yahong Xiong, Xueyi Le
Egg ovalbumin (OVA) as a macromolecular carrier has the potential to improve the solubility and stability of insolubility bioactive molecules, however, their binding behavior and the mechanism is still ambiguous. In this work, the curcumin was selected as the target to study the interaction and binding mechanism between curcumin and OVA by thermodynamic titration technique in combination with molecular dynamic simulation. The results suggested that the binding included two steps: first, curcumin molecule entered into the hydrophobic pocket of OVA by hydrophobic interaction; and second the interaction was enhanced via hydrogen bonds, resulting in static fluorescence quenching and secondary structural change of OVA...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775223/curcumin-down-regulates-il-17a-mediated-p53-fibrinolytic-system-in-bleomycin-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-vivo
#17
Mahesh M Gouda, Yashodhar P Bhandary
Bleomycin (BLM) induced cellular damage causes inflammation in the alveolar compartment and impairment of fibrinolytic system leads to alveolar epithelial cell apoptosis. Here, we describe novel inflammatory pathway associated with p53-fibrinolytic system and apoptosis of alveolar epithelial cells and pharmacological efficiency of curcumin against this action. In the present study we used C57BL/6 mice. The specific dose and time interval of curcumin were analyzed to assess the intervention. Experiments were designed to investigate the IL-17A mediated modulation in the alveolar epithelial cell apoptosis and injury...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773394/grafting-of-steroids-to-hyaluronan-towards-the-design-of-delivery-systems-for-antioxidants-the-role-of-hydrophobic-core
#18
Gloria Huerta-Ángeles, Martina Brandejsová, Jaroslav Novotný, Kateřina Kopecká, Jana Šógorková, Daniela Šmejkalová, Vladimír Velebný
In this work, amphiphilic hyaluronic acid (HA) was synthesized by the chemical bonding of steroids. Particularly, succinyl cholesterol (SCH), cholic acid (CA), deoxycholic acid (DOCA), and 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) were activated by benzoyl chloride towards the esterification reaction of HA in water. The degree of substitution can be controlled by varying the feed ratio of mixed anhydride to HA and up to 25% (mol/mol) can be obtained. Due to mild reaction conditions, no degradation of the polysaccharide was observed...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773381/cd44-targeted-hyaluronic-acid-curcumin-prodrug-protects-renal-tubular-epithelial-cell-survival-from-oxidative-stress-damage
#19
Jing-Bo Hu, Shu-Juan Li, Xu-Qi Kang, Jing Qi, Jia-Hui Wu, Xiao-Juan Wang, Xiao-Ling Xu, Xiao-Ying Ying, Sai-Ping Jiang, Jian You, Yong-Zhong Du
Based on the abnormally increased expression of CD44 receptors on renal tubule epithelial cells during ischemia/reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), we developed a hyaluronic acid-curcumin (HA-CUR) polymeric prodrug targeting to epithelial cells and then relieving oxidative stress damages. The water solubility of HA-CUR was significantly enhanced and approximately 27-fold higher than that of CUR. Cellular uptake test showed HA-CUR was preferably internalized by H2 O2 -pretreated tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells compared with free CUR benefiting from the specific binding between HA and CD44 receptors...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773368/mutlifunctional-nanoparticles-prepared-from-arginine-modified-chitosan-and-thiolated-fucoidan-for-oral-delivery-of-hydrophobic-and-hydrophilic-drugs
#20
Chien-Ho Chen, Yung-Song Lin, Shao-Jung Wu, Fwu-Long Mi
Self-assembled nanoparticles (NPs) from arginine-modified chitosan (CS-N-Arg) and thiolated fucoidan (THL-fucoidan) were synthesized to enhance the transport of dextran and curcumin across intestinal epithelial cell layer. CS-N-Arg/THL-fucoidan NPs exhibited a pH-sensitive assembly-disassembly and drug release property. Evaluations of the NPs in enhancing the transport of a hydrophilic macromolecule (FITC-dextran) and a hydrophobic drug (curcumin) were investigated in Caco-2 cell monolayers. The cationic CS-N-Arg in the NPs induced disruption of intestinal epithelial tight junctions as indicated by the decrease of transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER)...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
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