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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735219/electrodeposition-to-construct-free-standing-chitosan-layered-double-hydroxides-hydro-membrane-for-electrically-triggered-protein-release
#1
Pengkun Zhao, Yanan Zhao, Ling Xiao, Hongbing Deng, Yumin Du, Yun Chen, Xiaowen Shi
In this study, we report the electrodeposition of a chitosan/layered double hydroxides (LDHs) hydro-membrane for protein release triggered by an electrical signal. The electrodeposition was performed in a chitosan and insulin loaded LDHs suspension in the absence of salt. A free-standing chitosan/LDHs hydro-membrane was generated on the electrode with improved mechanical properties, which is dramatically different from the weak hydrogel deposited in the presence of salt. The amount of LDHs in the hydro-membrane affects the optical transmittance and multilayered structure of the hybrid membrane...
July 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735027/translation-of-an-injectable-triple-interpenetrating-network-hydrogel-for-intervertebral-disc-regeneration-in-a-goat-model
#2
Sarah E Gullbrand, Thomas P Schaer, Prateek Agarwal, Justin R Bendigo, George R Dodge, Weiliam Chen, Dawn M Elliott, Robert L Mauck, Neil R Malhotra, Lachlan J Smith
Degeneration of the intervertebral discs is a progressive cascade of cellular, compositional and structural changes that is frequently associated with low back pain. As the first signs of disc degeneration typically arise in the disc's central nucleus pulposus (NP), augmentation of the NP via hydrogel injection represents a promising strategy to treat early to mid-stage degeneration. The purpose of this study was to establish the translational feasibility of a triple interpenetrating network hydrogel composed of dextran, chitosan, and teleostean (DCT) for augmentation of the degenerative NP in a preclinical goat model...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735006/chitosan-as-a-bioactive-polymer-processing-properties-and-applications
#3
REVIEW
A Muxika, A Etxabide, J Uranga, P Guerrero, K de la Caba
Chitin is one of the most abundant natural polysaccharides in the world and it is mainly used for the production of chitosan by a deacetylation process. Chitosan is a bioactive polymer with a wide variety of applications due to its functional properties such as antibacterial activity, non-toxicity, ease of modification, and biodegradability. This review summarizes the most common chitosan processing methods and highlights some applications of chitosan in various industrial and biomedical fields. Finally, environmental concerns of chitosan-based films, considering the stages from raw materials extraction up to the end of life after disposal, are also discussed with the aim of finding more eco-friendly alternatives...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735004/trna-conjugation-with-folic-acid-chitosan-conjugates
#4
P Chanphai, H A Tajmir-Riahi
The conjugation of tRNA with folic acid-chitosan conjugates was studied, using multiple spectroscopic methods and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Thermodynamic analysis ΔH -14 to -10 (KJ. Mol(-1)) and ΔS 14 to -1 (J. Mol(-1), K(-1)) showed tRNA-folic acid-chitosan bindings occur via H-bonding, hydrophobic and van der Waals contacts. The loading efficacy and the stability of tRNA conjugates were enhanced as folic acid-chitosan size increased. TEM analysis showed major tRNA morphological changes, upon folic acid-chitosan conjugation...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734664/ph-responsive-biodegradable-nanogels-for-sustained-release-of-bleomycin
#5
Prashant Sahu, Sushil K Kashaw, Varun Kushwah, Samaresh Sau, Sanyog Jain, Arun K Iyer
Site specific drug delivery with desired therapeutic effect still remains challenging task due to suboptimal release, tissue toxicity, low selectivity and meager therapeutic efficacy in skin cancers. The aim of the current study was to fabricate pH responsive, self-assembled, chemically cross-linked biodegradable chitosan nanogel loaded with bleomycin to target the dermal area of the skin. The nanogel synthesized by ion gelation technique and was characterized for drug loading, swelling and thermal stability followed by in vitro analysis...
June 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733009/design-of-a-new-technique-based-on-combination-of-ultrasound-waves-via-magnetite-solid-phase-and-cloud-point-microextraction-for-determination-of-cr-iii-ions
#6
Shadi Kheirandish, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Kheibar Dashtian, Faezeh Pourebrahim
In this work, we focused on development of a new techniques by coupling of ultrasound irradiation, cloud point method and magnetite solid phase microextraction for the extraction and preconcentration of Cr(III) ions from aqueous solutions. In order to reduce cost and improve practicability of proposed process a new efficient and regenerable magnetite sorbent (functionalized chitosan grafted-amino graphene oxide (GO) decorated by zinc ferrite nanoparticles (CS-GO-Zn: Fe2O4)) was synthesized through hydrothermal method and then characterized by FT-IR, FE-SEM, EDS and XRD analysis...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732931/ultrasound-assisted-synthesis-of-ph-responsive-nanovector-based-on-peg-chitosan-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-for-5-fu-delivery
#7
Sepideh Khoee, Ali Saadatinia, Reza Bafkary
pH-responsive magnetic carriers at the nanoscale are one of the most important agents for the targeted treatment of cancer. In this study, Fe3O4 nanoparticles were prepared by co-precipitation method and functionalized with three types of PEG using ultrasound waves. PEGlated particles were modified with chitosan shell through ultrasound-assisted double emulsion method. The prepared material which was used as a pH responsive carrier for pinpointed 5-FU delivery. The chemico-physical properties of prepared nanoparticles have been investigated...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732919/injectable-thermosensitive-hydrogel-containing-hyaluronic-acid-and-chitosan-as-a-barrier-for-prevention-of-postoperative-peritoneal-adhesion
#8
Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Shih-Hsuan Mao, Ming-Jin Tsai, Pang-Yun Chou, Chien-Hung Liao, Jyh-Ping Chen
Peritoneal adhesion is one of the common complications after abdominal surgery. Injectable thermosensitive hydrogel could serve as an ideal barrier to prevent this postoperative tissue adhesion. In this study, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAm) was grafted to chitosan (CS) and the polymer was further conjugated with hyaluronic acid (HA) to form thermosensitive HA-CS-PNIPAm hydrogel. Aqueous solutions of PNIPAm and HA-CS-PNIPAm at 10%(w/v) are both free-flowing and injectable at room temperature and exhibit sol-gel phase transition around 31°C; however, HA-CS-PNIPAm shows less volume shrinkage after gelation and higher complex modulus than PNIPAm...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732918/hydrophobic-structural-modification-of-chitosan-and-its-impact-on-nanoparticle-synthesis-a-physicochemical-study
#9
B Jothimani, S Sureshkumar, B Venkatachalapathy
Chitin is a naturally occurring fully N-acylated biopolymer which cannot be converted into nanomaterial easily due to its inherent rigidity and chemical inertness. These properties limit the utility of chitin in nanomaterial-based applications. Therefore, our aim in the present work was, to prepare chitin like fully N-acylated derivatives with a hydrophobic moiety and study the impact on nanoparticles synthesis. We report such a fully substituted derivative, N-(Thiophene-2-acetyl)chitosan, its characterization and physicochemical studies of the nanoparticles synthesized...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732916/preparation-and-characterization-of-hybrid-double-network-chitosan-poly-acrylic-amide-acrylic-acid-high-toughness-hydrogel-through-al-3-crosslinking
#10
Xiancai Jiang, Nanping Xiang, Jinquan Wang, Yulai Zhao, Linxi Hou
Development of bio-based hydrogels with good mechanical properties is of great importance for their excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability. In this paper, chitosan (CS) based double network (DN) hydrogel was prepared by dissolving CS in AlCl3·6H2O aqueous solution instead of acetic acid solution. After dissolving acrylic amide (AM), acrylic acid (AA), N, N'-methylenebisacrylamide and 2-hydroxy-4'-(2-hydoxyethoxy)-2-methylpropiophenone were added into the CS/Al(3+) solution and the CS/PAMAA-Al(3+) DN hydrogel was prepared by UV polymerization...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732247/repairing-sciatic-nerve-injury-with-an-epo-loaded-nerve-conduit-and-sandwiched-in-strategy-of-transplanting-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#11
Wei Zhang, Lihai Zhang, Jianheng Liu, Licheng Zhang, Jian Zhang, Peifu Tang
Transplantation of a biosynthetic nerve conduit carrying neuro-protective cytokines is promising for treating peripheral nerve injury. Here we developed a novel strategy for repairing sciatic nerve injury by EPO-loaded Chitosan nerve conduit (EPO/Chi) and sandwiched-in transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Then, the beneficial effect of EPO/Chi + MSCs on nerve regeneration was also further investigated by in vitro cellular experiments. In vivo experiment showed that combination of EPO-loaded Chitosan nerve conduit with MSCs could significantly accelerate nerve healing and improve morphological repair...
July 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732129/%C3%A3-1-6-glucan-synthesis-associated-genes-are-required-for-proper-spore-wall-formation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#12
Hua-Ping Pan, Ning Wang, Hiroyuki Tachikawa, Hideki Nakanishi, Xiao-Dong Gao
The yeast spore wall is an excellent model to study the assembly of an extracellular macromolecule structure. In the present study, mutants defective in ß-1,6-glucan synthesis, including kre1∆, kre6∆, kre9∆, and big1∆, were sporulated to analyze the effect of ß-1,6-glucan defects on the spore wall. Except for kre6∆, these mutant spores were sensitive to treatment with ether, suggesting that the mutations perturb the integrity of the spore wall. Morphologically, the mutant spores were indistinguishable from wild-type spores...
July 21, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732036/an-accurate-coarse-grained-model-for-chitosan-polysaccharides-in-aqueous-solution
#13
Levan Tsereteli, Andrea Grafmüller
Computational models can provide detailed information about molecular conformations and interactions in solution, which is currently inaccessible by other means in many cases. Here we describe an efficient and precise coarse-grained model for long polysaccharides in aqueous solution at different physico-chemical conditions such as pH and ionic strength. The Model is carefully constructed based on all-atom simulations of small saccharides and metadynamics sampling of the dihedral angles in the glycosidic links, which represent the most flexible degrees of freedom of the polysaccharides...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730442/chitosan-nanoparticles-for-mirna-delivery
#14
Merve Denizli, Burcu Aslan, Lingegowda S Mangala, Dahai Jiang, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Anil K Sood
RNA interference techniques represent a promising strategy for therapeutic applications. In addition to small interfering RNA-based approaches, which have been widely studied and translated into clinical investigations, microRNA-based approaches are attractive owing to their "one hit, multiple targets" concept. To overcome challenges with in vivo delivery of microRNAs related to stability, cellular uptake, and specific delivery, our group has developed and characterized chitosan nanoparticles for nucleotide delivery...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730426/phytaspase-loaded-mn-doped-zns-quantum-dots-when-embedded-into-chitosan-nanoparticles-leads-to-improved-chemotherapy-of-hela-cells-using-in-cisplatin
#15
Sharmila Narayanan, Deepanjalee Dutta, Neha Arora, Lingaraj Sahoo, Siddhartha Sankar Ghosh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the potential of recombinant phytaspase loaded manganese (Mn) doped zinc sulphide (ZnS) quantum dots embedded chitosan nanoparticles for augmenting cisplatin induced chemotherapy of HeLa cells. RESULTS: The recombinant phytaspase was cloned into bacterial expression vector PGEX-4T-2. The expressed and purified recombinant plant phytaspase protein from Escherichia coli BL21 was immobilized onto the cationic nanocomposite. Confocal microscopy elucidated the delivery of these luminescent nanocomposites inside cervical cancer HeLa cells...
July 20, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729810/the-interplay-of-electrode-and-bio-materials-in-a-redox-cycling-based-clozapine-sensor
#16
Thomas E Winkler, Robert Dietrich, Eunkyoung Kim, Hadar Ben-Yoav, Deanna L Kelly, Gregory F Payne, Reza Ghodssi
We investigate gold, TiN, and platinum in combination with a chitosan-catechol-based redox-cycling system (RCS) for electrochemical detection of the antipsychotic clozapine. We have previously demonstrated the RCS for detection of clozapine in serum, but challenges remain regarding low signal-to-noise ratios. This can be mitigated by selection of electrode materials with beneficial surface morphologies and/or compositions. We employ cyclic voltammetry to assess the redox current generated by clozapine, and differentiate solely surface-area-based effects from clozapine-specific ones using a standard redox couple...
June 2017: Electrochemistry Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729175/brain-targeting-efficiency-of-antimigrain-drug-loaded-mucoadhesive-intranasal-nanoemulsion
#17
Ebtsam M Abdou, Soha M Kandil, Hala M F El Miniawy
Zolmitriptan (ZT) is a well-tolerated drug in migraine treatment suffering from low bioavailability due to low amount of the drug that reaches the brain after oral and nasal delivery. Development of new nasal mucoadhesive nanoemulsion formulation for zolmitriptan may success in delivering the drug directly from the nose to the brain to achieve rapid onset of action and high drug concentration in the brain which is required for treatment of acute migraine. ZT mucoadhesive nanoemulsion were prepared and characterized for drug content, zeta potential, particle size, morphology, residence time and permeation through the nasal mucosa...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728085/preparation-of-a-6-oh-quaternized-chitosan-derivative-through-click-reaction-and-its-application-to-novel-thermally-induced-polyelectrolyte-complex-hydrogels
#18
Yu Chen, Fengju Wang, Na Zhang, Yi Li, Bin Cheng, Yongfa Zheng
In the present study, a chitosan derivative with long chain quaternary ammonium locating grafted at 6-OH (CTS-6-QAS) was designed and prepared via a novel click reaction. The structure and thermal stability of the products of each step were determined with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Rheological tests indicate that CTS-6-QAS possesses excellent thermally induced hydrogel formation property in the presence of β-glycerophosphate (β-GP)...
July 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727296/chitosan-fe-iii-complex-as-a-phosphate-chelator-in-uraemic-rats-a-novel-treatment-option
#19
Wander Barros do Carmo, Bárbara Bruna Abreu Castro, Clóvis Antônio Rodrigues, Melani Ribeiro Custódio, Helady Sanders-Pinheiro
Phosphate retention and hyperphosphataemia are associated with increased mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We tested the use of cross-linked iron chitosan III (CH-FeCl) as a potential phosphate chelator in rats with CKD. We evaluated 96 animals, divided equally into 4 groups (control, CKD, CH-FeCl, and CKD/CH-FeCl), over 7 weeks. We induced CKD by feeding animals an adenine-enriched diet (0.75% in the first 4 weeks and 0.1% in the following 3 weeks). We administered 30 mg/kg daily of the test polymer, by gavage, from the third week until the end of the study...
July 20, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726563/mechanically-strong-and-ph-responsive-carboxymethyl-chitosan-graphene-oxide-polyacrylamide-nanocomposite-hydrogels-with-fast-recoverability
#20
Yang Chen, Hongqiu Wang, Junrong Yu, Yan Wang, Jing Zhu, Zuming Hu
The biocompatible, quickly recoverable, mechanically strong and tough polymer hydrogels has great potential for biomedical applications. A novel carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCTs)/graphene oxide (GO)/polyacrylamide (PAM) nanocomposite (NC) hydrogel with excellent mechanical performance was synthesized through a facile, one-pot free radical polymerization, using GO nanosheets as the crosslink centers instead of toxic organic molecules. The content of GO nanosheets and CMCTs has great influence on the mechanical properties of CMCTs/GO/PAM NC hydrogels...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
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