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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924161/combination-therapy-for-ulcerative-colitis-orally-targeted-nanoparticles-prevent-mucosal-damage-and-relieve-inflammation
#1
Bo Xiao, Zhan Zhang, Emilie Viennois, Yuejun Kang, Mingzhen Zhang, Moon Kwon Han, Jiucun Chen, Didier Merlin
Combination therapy is an emerging strategy that is under intensive preclinical investigation for the treatment of various diseases. CD98 is highly overexpressed on the surfaces of epithelial cells and macrophages in the colon tissue with ulcerative colitis (UC), which is usually associated with mucosal damage and inflammation. We previously proved that CD98 siRNA (siCD98)-induced down-regulation of CD98 in colitis tissue decreased the severity of UC to a certain extent. In an effort to further improve the therapeutic efficacy, we aim to simultaneously deliver siCD98 in combination with a potent anti-inflammatory agent, curcumin (CUR), using hyaluronic acid (HA)-functionalized polymeric nanoparticles (NPs)...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920523/pegylated-and-nanoparticle-conjugated-sulfonium-salt-photo-triggers-necrotic-cell-death
#2
Alaa A Fadhel, Xiling Yue, Ebrahim H Ghazvini Zadeh, Mykhailo V Bondar, Kevin D Belfield
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) processes involving the production of singlet oxygen face the issue of oxygen concentration dependency. Despite high oxygen delivery, a variety of properties related to metabolism and vascular morphology in cancer cells result in hypoxic environments, resulting in limited effectiveness of such therapies. An alternative oxygen-independent agent whose cell cytotoxicity can be remotely controlled by light may allow access to treatment of hypoxic tumors. Toward that end, we developed and tested both polyethylene glycol (PEG)-functionalized and hydrophilic silica nanoparticle (SiNP)-enriched photoacid generator (PAG) as a nontraditional PDT agent to effectively induce necrotic cell death in HCT-116 cells...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918967/nanoencapsulation-an-efficient-and-promising-approach-to-maximize-wound-healing-efficacy-of-curcumin-a-review-of-new-trends-and-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Zahid Hussain, Hnin Ei Thu, Shiow-Fern Ng, Shahzeb Khan, Haliza Katas
Wound healing is a multifarious and vibrant process of replacing devitalized and damaged cellular structures, leading to restoration of the skin's barrier function, re-establishment of tissue integrity, and maintenance of the internal homeostasis. Curcumin (CUR) and its analogs have gained widespread recognition due to their remarkable anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, anticancer, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, and wound healing activities. However, their pharmaceutical significance is limited due to inherent hydrophobic nature, poor water solubility, low bioavailability, chemical instability, rapid metabolism and short half-life...
November 30, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918633/robust-colloidal-nanoparticles-of-pyrrolopyrrole-cyanines-j-aggregates-with-bright-near-infrared-fluorescence-in-aqueous-media-from-spectral-tailoring-to-bioimaging-application
#4
Cangjie Yang, Xiaochen Wang, Mingfeng Wang, Keming Xu, Chenjie Xu
We report a new class of colloidal nanoparticles called JAGG containing near-infrared fluorescent J-aggregates of pyrrolopyrrole cyanines (PPcys) stabilized by amphiphilic block copolymers in aqueous media. The formation of such JAGG can be tuned by the chemical structure of PPcys, the concentration of the chromophores inside the polymeric nanoparticles and ultrasonic treatment. These JAGG nanoparticles exhibit a narrow emission band at 773 nm, a fluorescence quantum yield comparable to that of indocyanine green, and significantly enhanced photostability that is ideal for long-term bioimaging...
December 5, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916894/green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-stabilized-with-mussel-inspired-protein-and-colorimetric-sensing-of-lead-ii-and-copper-ii-ions
#5
Ja Young Cheon, Won Ho Park
This articles reports a simple and green method for preparing uniform silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), for which self-polymerized 3,4-dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine (polyDOPA) is used as the reducing and stabilizing agent in aqueous media. The AgNPs functionalized by polyDOPA were analyzed by UV-Vis spectroscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Raman spectrophotometry, and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914345/biopolymer-matrix-for-nano-encapsulation-of-urease-a-model-protein-and-its-application-in-urea-detection
#6
Abhishek Saxena, Arpita Bhattacharya, Satish Kumar, Irving R Epstein, Rachana Sahney
Alginate microparticles and nanoparticles crosslinked with Ca(+2) ions are frequently employed in biomedical applications. Here we use microemulsion polymerization to prepare alginate nanoparticles (nanogels) using different crosslinking ions (Ca(+2), Sr(+2), Ba(+2)) to encapsulate a model protein, urease enzyme (jackbeans). With alginate concentrations of 0.2wt% in the aqueous phase, emulsion droplets showed good stability and narrow, monomodal distributions with radii ∼65±10nm. The size of the nanogel varies with the crosslinking cation and its affinity for the mannuronate and guluronate units in the linear alginate chain...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914041/paliperidone-loaded-nanolipomer-system-for-sustained-delivery-and-enhanced-intestinal-permeation-superiority-to-polymeric-and-solid-lipid-nanoparticles
#7
Hala Mahmoud Helal, Sana Mohamed Mortada, Marwa Ahmed Sallam
Paliperidone (PPD) is the most recent second-generation atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia. An immediate release dose causes extrapyramidal side effects. In this work, a novel nanolipomer carrier system for PPD with enhanced intestinal permeability and sustained release properties has been developed and optimized. PPD was successfully encapsulated into a lipomer consisting of a specific combination of biocompatible materials including poly-ε-caprolactone as a polymeric core, Lipoid S75, and Gelucire® 50/13 as a lipid shell and polyvinyl alcohol as a stabilizing agent...
December 2, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910740/oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-current-treatment-strategies-and-nanotechnology-based-approaches-for-prevention-and-therapy
#8
Sankalp A Gharat, Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common type of oral cancer; it involves damage to oral epithelial cells due to accumulation of multiple genetic mutations in the cells. OSCC remains major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with head and neck cancers. Tobacco, smoking, alcohol consumption alone or with chewing tobacco, and betel quid are potential carcinogens contributing to the high occurrence of OSCC. Current treatment modalities for OSCC like chemoradiotherapy, surgery, EGFR inhibitors and COX-2 inhibitors, and photodynamic therapy have led to the major problems related to non-specific cell death...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910243/recent-advances-in-aliphatic-polyesters-for-drug-delivery-applications
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REVIEW
Katherine E Washington, Ruvanthi N Kularatne, Vasanthy Karmegam, Michael C Biewer, Mihaela C Stefan
The use of aliphatic polyesters in drug delivery applications has been a field of significant interest spanning decades. Drug delivery strategies have made abundant use of polyesters in their structures owing to their biocompatibility and biodegradability. The properties afforded from these materials provide many avenues for the tunability of drug delivery systems to suit individual needs of diverse applications. Polyesters can be formed in several different ways, but the most prevalent is the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters...
December 1, 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908720/preparation-and-characterization-of-polymeric-nanoparticles-surface-modified-with-chitosan-for-target-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
#10
Mohamed M Badran, Mohsen M Mady, Magdy M Ghannam, Faiyaz Shakeel
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) loaded chitosan (C) coated polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles [NPs] (C-5-FU PLGA NPs) and polycaprolactone [PCL] (C-5-FU PCL NPs) were employed as the carriers for cancer treatment. The prepared NPs showed the spherical shape of NPs with the particle size in the range of 188.1-302.2nm with polydispersity index (PDI) of <0.30. C-coated NPs converted zeta potential from negative to positive value with small modification in particle size distribution. The entrapment efficiency of 5-FU was recorded in the range of 32-51%...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905610/dendritic-polyglycerol-and-n-isopropylacrylamide-based-thermoresponsive-nanogels-as-smart-carriers-for-controlled-delivery-of-drugs-through-the-hair-follicle
#11
Fitsum Feleke Sahle, Michael Giulbudagian, Julian Bergueiro, Jürgen Lademann, Marcelo Calderón
Nanoparticles with a size of several hundred nanometers can effectively penetrate into the hair follicles and may serve as depots for controlled drug delivery. However, they can neither overcome the hair follicle barrier to reach the viable cells nor release the loaded drug adequately. On the other hand, small drug molecules cannot penetrate deep into the hair follicles. Thus, the most efficient way for drug delivery through the follicular route is to employ nanoparticles that can release the drug close to the target structure upon exposure to some external or internal stimuli...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900822/stimulus-responsive-nanoparticles-and-associated-reversible-polymorphism-via-polymerization-induced-self-assembly-pisa
#12
Yiwen Pei, Andrew B Lowe, Peter J Roth
Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) is an extremely versatile method for the in situ preparation of soft-matter nanoparticles of defined size and morphologies at high concentrations, suitable for large-scale production. Recently, certain PISA-prepared nanoparticles have been shown to exhibit reversible polymorphism ("shape-shifting"), typically between micellar, worm-like, and vesicular phases (order-order transitions), in response to external stimuli including temperature, pH, electrolytes, and chemical modification...
November 30, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898997/the-effect-of-silica-and-prepolymer-nanoparticles-on-the-mechanical-properties-of-denture-base-acrylic-resin
#13
Pinar Cevik, Arzu Zeynep Yildirim-Bicer
PURPOSE: To evaluate how hydrophobic nanoparticle silica and prepolymer affect the flexural strength, surface hardness, surface roughness, and resilience of a denture base acrylic resin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 denture base acrylic resin specimens with dimensions 65 × 10 × 3 mm(3) were fabricated in this study. Specimens were divided into five experimental groups (n = 8) according to surface-treated silica and prepolymer concentration incorporated into the acrylic resin (weight %) prior to polymerization: G1 acted as control, no fillers were used in this group...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895899/oxidatively-degradable-poly-thioketal-urethane-ceramic-composite-bone-cements-with-bone-like-strength
#14
Madison A P McEnery, Sichang Lu, Mukesh K Gupta, Katarzyna J Zienkiewicz, Joseph C Wenke, Kerem N Kalpakci, Daniel Shimko, Craig L Duvall, Scott A Guelcher
Synthetic bone cements are commonly used in orthopaedic procedures to aid in bone regeneration following trauma or disease. Polymeric cements like PMMA provide the mechanical strength necessary for orthopaedic applications, but they are not resorbable and do not integrate with host bone. Ceramic cements have a chemical composition similar to that of bone, but their brittle mechanical properties limit their use in weight-bearing applications. In this study, we designed oxidatively degradable, polymeric bone cements with mechanical properties suitable for bone tissue engineering applications...
2016: RSC Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890669/doxorubicin-nanotechnological-overviews-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Maximiliano Cagel, Estefanía Grotz, Ezequiel Bernabeu, Marcela A Moretton, Diego A Chiappetta
Doxorubicin (DOX) is considered one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents, used as a first-line drug in numerous types of cancer. Nevertheless, it exhibits serious adverse effects, such as lethal cardiotoxicity and dose-limiting myelosuppression. In this review, we focus on the description and the clinical benefits of different DOX-loaded nanotechnological platforms, not only those commercially available but also the ones that are currently in clinical phases, such as liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, polymer-drug conjugates, polymeric micelles and ligand-based DOX-loaded nanoformulations...
November 23, 2016: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890622/multi-functional-nanoparticles-as-theranostic-agents-for-treatment-imaging-in-pancreatic-cancer
#16
L R Jaidev, David Raj Chellappan, Dhiraj Vasanth Bhavsar, Ravi Ranganathan, Banudevi Sivanantham, Anuradha Subramanian, Uma Sharma, Narnamangalam R Jagannathan, Uma Maheswari Krishnan, Swaminathan Sethuraman
: Theranostics has received considerable attention since both therapy and imaging modalities can be integrated into a single nanocarrier. In this study, fluorescent iron oxide (FIO) nanoparticles and gemcitabine (G) encapsulated poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanospheres (PGFIO) conjugated with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, (HER-2) antibody (HER-PGFIO) were prepared and characterized. HER-PGFIO showed the magnetic moment of 10 emu/g, relaxivity (r2) of 773 mM(-1)s(-1) and specific absorption rate (SAR) of 183 W/g...
November 23, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887775/bactericidal-dental-nanocomposites-containing-1-2-3-triazolium-functionalized-poss-additive-prepared-through-thiol-ene-click-polymerization
#17
Saeed Beigi Burujeny, Hamid Yeganeh, Mohammad Atai, Hoshyar Gholami, Marzieh Sorayya
OBJECTIVE: Deterioration of mechanical strength for the dental composite containing ionic bactericidal compounds restricts the widespread utilization of this class of useful materials. This problem is originated from the reduction of the intermolecular interaction of polymeric network due to plasticization effect of absorbed water molecules penetrated between the chain segments. The main goal of this study is the synthesis of the highly efficient bactericidal additive with low hydrophilicity and consequently the least adverse effect on the final mechanical strength of the dental composite...
November 22, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886301/palladium-mediated-in-situ-synthesis-of-an-anticancer-agent
#18
Eugenio Indrigo, Jessica Clavadetscher, Sunay V Chankeshwara, Annamaria Lilienkampf, Mark Bradley
As a novel prodrug activation strategy Pd(0) nanoparticles, entrapped within a modular polymeric support, were used in cell culture, to synthesise the anticancer agent PP-121 from two non-toxic precursors, thereby inducing cell death in the first example of in situ mediated drug synthesis.
December 6, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885823/novel-functionalization-strategies-of-polymeric-nanoparticles-as-carriers-for-brain-medications
#19
Corinne Portioli, Michele Bovi, Donatella Benati, Marta Donini, Massimiliano Perduca, Alessandro Romeo, Stefano Dusi, Hugo L Monaco, Marina Bentivoglio
For targeted brain delivery, nanoparticles (NPs) should bypass the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Novel functionalization strategies, based on low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) binding domain, have been here tested to increase the brain targeting efficacy of poly d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) NPs, biodegradable and suited for biomedical applications. Custom-made PLGA NPs were functionalized with an apolipoprotein E modified peptide (pep-apoE) responsible for LDLR binding, or with lipocalin-type prostaglandin-d-synthase (L-PGDS), highly expressed in the brain...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884713/paclitaxel-loaded-polymeric-nanoparticles-combined-with-chronomodulated-chemotherapy-on-lung-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#20
Jie Hu, Shaozhi Fu, Qiuxia Peng, YunWei Han, Jie Xie, Ning Zan, Yue Chen, Juan Fan
The objective of our study was to examine the anti-tumor effect of paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded polymeric nanoparticles (PTX-NPs) combined with circadian chronomodulated chemotherapy. Our intention was to screen out the best time of the day for the drug to be administered. PTX-NPs with a diameter of approximately 168nm were prepared through a thin film dispersion technique. The PTX in PTX-NPs showed an initial fast release subsequently a slower and sustained release. The cytotoxicity of chronomodulated administration of PTX-NPs in vitro confirmed that its cytotoxic effect was lower than that of PTX injection, and showed a time-dependent effect...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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