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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823025/nanomedicine-associated-with-photodynamic-therapy-for-glioblastoma-treatment
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Leonardo B de Paula, Fernando L Primo, Antonio C Tedesco
Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most recurrent and malignant astrocytic glioma found in adults. Biologically, GBMs are highly aggressive tumors that often show diffuse infiltration of the brain parenchyma, making complete surgical resection difficult. GBM is not curable with surgery alone because tumor cells typically invade the surrounding brain, rendering complete resection unsafe. Consequently, present-day therapy for malignant glioma remains a great challenge. The location of the invasive tumor cells presents several barriers to therapeutic delivery...
August 19, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820966/reactive-oxygen-species-responsive-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-alleviating-sepsis-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Gan Chen, Hongzhang Deng, Xiang Song, Mingzi Lu, Lian Zhao, Sha Xia, Guoxing You, Jingxiang Zhao, Yulong Zhang, Anjie Dong, Hong Zhou
Sepsis-associated acute liver injury contributes to the pathogenesis of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and is associated with increased mortality. Currently, no specific therapeutics for sepsis-associated liver injury are available. With excess levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) being implicated as key players in sepsis-induced liver injury, we hypothesize that ROS-responsive nanoparticles (NPs) formed via the self-assembly of diblock copolymers of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly(propylene sulfide) (PPS) may function as an effective drug delivery system for alleviating sepsis-induced liver injury by preferentially releasing drug molecules at the disease site...
August 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819978/nanostructured-fibrous-membranes-with-rose-spike-like-architecture
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Amir Nasajpour, Serena Mandla, Sindu Shree, Ebrahim Mostafavi, Roholah Sharifi, Akbar Khalilpour, Saghi Saghazadeh, Shabir Hassan, Michael J Mitchell, Jeroen Leijten, Xu Hou, Alireza Moshaverinia, Nasim Annabi, Rainer Adelung, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, SuRyon Shin, Ali Tamayol, Ali Khademhosseini
Nanoparticles have been used for engineering composite materials to improve the intrinsic properties and/or add functionalities to pristine polymers. The majority of the studies have focused on the incorporation of spherical nanoparticles within the composite fibers. Herein, we incorporate anisotropic branched-shaped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles into fibrous scaffolds fabricated by electrospinning. The addition of the branched particles resulted in their protrusion from fibers, mimicking the architecture of a rose-stem...
August 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818782/mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-msns-based-organic-inorganic-hybrid-nanocarriers-loading-5-fluorouracil-for-the-treatment-of-colon-cancer-with-improved-anticancer-efficacy
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Gang Pan, Ting-Ting Jia, Qian-Xia Huang, Yan-Yan Qiu, Jie Xu, Pei-Hao Yin, Tao Liu
Novel methods to improve the anticancer performance of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is quite necessary for clinical medicines. In the present work, we fabricated a novel type of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs)-based inorganic/organic hybrid nanoparticles covalently attached with poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether methacrylate) (POEGMA) for improved stabilization and targeting peptide (RGD) for targeted delivery with the aim of improving the anticancer performance of 5-FU. Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiator functionalized MSN (MSN-Br) was synthesized at first, which was followed by surface-initiated ATRP of water soluble OEGMA and carboxyl-containing monomer (2-succinyloxyethyl methacrylate, SEMA)...
August 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814859/inhibitory-effect-of-zirconium-oxide-nanoparticles-on-candida-albicans-adhesion-to-repaired-polymethyl-methacrylate-denture-bases-and-interim-removable-prostheses-a-new-approach-for-denture-stomatitis-prevention
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Mohammed M Gad, Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Suliman Y Shahin, Badar T Alsaqer, Aiman A Ali
BACKGROUND: Despite drawbacks, cold-cured acrylic resin is still the most common material used in denture repair. Zirconia nanoparticles were among the reinforcements added to increase the strength of the resin. The effect on Candida due to the addition of zirconia nanoparticles to the resin has not been investigated. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of zirconia nanoparticles added to cold-cured acrylic resin on Candida albicans adhesion...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814136/hybrid-core-shell-nanoparticles-entrapping-gd-dtpa-and-18-f-fdg-for-simultaneous-pet-mri-acquisitions
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Donatella Vecchione, Marco Aiello, Carlo Cavaliere, Emanuele Nicolai, Paolo Antonio Netti, Enza Torino
AIM: Although there has been an improvement in the hardware and software of the PET/MRI system, the development of the nanoprobes exploiting the simultaneous acquisition of the bimodal data is still under investigation. Moreover, few studies on biocompatible and clinically relevant probes are available. This work presents a core-shell polymeric nanocarrier with improved relaxometric properties for simultaneous PET/MRI acquisitions. MATERIALS & METHODS: Core-shell nanoparticles entrapping the Gd-DTPA and (18)F-FDG are obtained by a complex coacervation...
August 17, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813139/tunable-injectable-hydrogels-based-on-peptide-crosslinked-cyclized-polymer-nanoparticles-for-neural-progenitor-cell-delivery
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Tianyu Zhao, Drew L Sellers, Yilong Cheng, Philip J Horner, Suzie H Pun
A PEG-based cyclized vinyl polymer was synthesized via one-step RAFT polymerization and used as a precursor of injectable hydrogels. Dithiol linkers including laminin-derived peptides containing IKVAV and YIGSR sequences and DTT were used for gelation. Fast and adjustable gelation rate was achieved through nucleophile-initiated thiol-Michael reaction under physiological conditions. Low swelling ratio and moderate degradation rate of the formed hydrogels were observed. 3D encapsulation of neural progenitor cells in the synthetic hydrogel showed good cell viability over 8 days...
August 16, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813063/tuning-mass-transport-in-magnetic-nanoparticle-filled-viscoelastic-hydrogels-using-low-frequency-rotating-magnetic-fields
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Shahab Boroun, Faïçal Larachi
This study investigates the response of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), dispersed in a viscoelastic hydrogel, to an external rotating magnetic field (RMF) for the purpose of developing a new class of magneto-responsive materials with tunable mass transport properties. Ferrogels were prepared by chemical cross-linking and polymerization of acrylamide in colloidal dispersions of thermally blocked MNPs of cobalt ferrite. Magnetization measurements of ferrogels in a swollen state revealed a transitional state from ferromagnetism to superparamagnetism through the shrinkage of hysteresis loops and the reduction of remanent magnetization...
August 16, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812765/rational-design-of-polymeric-core-shell-ratiometric-oxygen-sensing-nanostructures
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Aisling Byrne, Jaco Jacobs, Christopher S Burke, Aaron Martin, Andreas Heise, Tia E Keyes
A new approach for the fabrication of luminescent ratiometric sensing nanosensors is described using core-shell nanoparticles in which the probe and reference are spatially separated into the shell and core of the nanostructure respectively. The isolation of the reference in the core of the particle ensures a stable emission reference signal unaffected by the external environment. The core shell structure was prepared by engineering structurally well-defined Ru-conjugated block copolymers which acted as emulsifiers in the miniemulsion polymerisation of BODIPY loaded styrene nanoparticles...
August 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812347/rational-design-of-polymeric-nanoparticles-with-tailorable-biomedical-functions-for-cancer-therapy
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Wenhai Lin, Wei Zhang, Tingting Sun, Shi Liu, Yu Zhu, Zhigang Xie
Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) play a key role in nanoscale formulations for bioimaging, cancer treatment and theranostics. In this work, we designed and synthesized a series of hydrophobic polymers (P1-6) with different pendent groups via one-step multicomponent Passerini reaction. These polymers possessed similar molecular structures and various biomedical functions. Interestingly, they could self-assemble into stable NPs in aqueous media. All formed NPs were redox-sensitive because of the existence of disulfide bonds in the backbone...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812284/new-nanocomposites-of-polystyrene-with-polyaniline-doped-with-lauryl-sulfuric-acid
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A A Pud, O A Nikolayeva, L O Vretik, Yu V Noskov, N A Ogurtsov, O S Kruglyak, E A Fedorenko
This work is concentrated on synthesis and investigation of new core-shell nanocomposites of polystyrene (PS) with doped polyaniline (PANI). The latex containing PS nanoparticles with sizes of 15-30 nm was prepared by microemulsion polymerization of styrene in water media. The PS/PANI nanocomposites were synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization of aniline in the PS latex media in a presence of lauryl sulfuric acid (LSA), which served as both dopant and plasticizer. The real content of PANI in the synthesized nanocomposites was determined by UV-Vis spectroscopy method...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809836/nanosponge-tunability-in-size-and-crosslinking-density
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Laken L Kendrick-Williams, Eva Harth
We describe a protocol for the synthesis of linear polyesters containing pendant epoxide functionality and their incorporation into a nanosponge with controlled dimensions. This approach begins with synthesis of a functionalized lactone which is key to the pendant functionalization of the resulting polymer. Valerolactone (VL) and allyl-valerolactone (AVL) are then copolymerized using ring-opening polymerization. Post-polymerization modification is then used to install an epoxide moiety on some or all of the pendant allyl groups...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809504/influence-of-particle-size-and-loading-on-particle-accessibility-in-electrospun-poly-ethylene-oxide-and-zif-8-composite-fibers-experiments-and-theory
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Mitchell R Armstrong, Christopher Balzer, Bohan Shan, Bin Mu
Developing electrospun nanofiber/ nanoparticle composites (ENNCs) is an emerging strategy for immobilizing functional particles for a variety of applications. The radial location of the particle along the fiber, either at the surface or in the bulk, has implication into the resulting properties. To explore particle location along fibers, ZIF-8 impregnated poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) nanofibers are formed by electrospinning particle suspensions. Fibers impregnated with two different ZIF-8 particle sizes (200 nm and 12...
August 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809441/design-and-fabrication-of-temperature-sensitive-nanogels-with-controlled-drug-release-properties-for-enhanced-photothermal-sterilization
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Luoyuan Li, Limin Fu, Jing Zhou, Xicheng Ai, Jianping Zhang
Excessive free radicals can cause normal protein metamorphic, and further damage healthy cells, while the damaged cells are more prone to infection with pathogenic bacteria. For better removing excessive free radicals and deleterious bacteria from human body, it is urgently needed to develop synergistic antioxidant and antibacterial agents. Herein, we designed novel temperature-sensitive, curcumin (Cur)-loaded nanogels to scavenge reactive oxygen species and kill pathogenic bacteria. Photothermal sterilization, different from traditional antibiotics, is a promising and effective treatment for inactivation of pathogenic bacteria...
August 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806655/magnetic-reduced-graphene-oxide-loaded-hydrogels-highly-versatile-and-efficient-adsorbents-for-dyes-and-selective-cr-vi-ions-removal
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Fatima Halouane, Yavuz Oz, Dalila Meziane, Alexandre Barras, Jean Juraszek, Santosh K Singh, Sreekumar Kurungot, Pankaj K Shaw, Rana Sanyal, Rabah Boukherroub, Amitav Sanyal, Sabine Szunerits
The formation of composites of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and magnetic nanoparticles (MP) has flourished in recent years as they combine the advantages of both nanomaterials. Most of these composite materials are prepared by in situ formation of MP onto rGO or by the post-adsorption onto rGO. We report here on a simple and highly controlled method for the fabrication of different magnetic 3D rGO-loaded hydrogels. Cellulose bound magnetic nanoparticles (MP@cellulose) were synthesized by chemical co-precipitation and loaded together with rGO into poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate based hydrogels during their fabrication using photo-polymerization...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805991/molecular-recognition-mediated-transformation-of-single-chain-polymer-nanoparticles-into-crosslinked-polymer-films
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Clare Sarah Mahon, Christopher J McGurk, Scott M D Watson, Martin A Fascione, Chadamas Sakonsinsiri, William Bruce Turnbull, David Andrew Fulton
We describe single-chain polymer nanoparticles (SCNPs) possessing intramolecular dynamic covalent crosslinks that can transform into polymer films through a molecular recognition-mediated crosslinking process. The SCNPs utilize molecular recognition with surface-immobilized proteins to concentrate themselves upon a substrate, bringing the SCNPs into close spatial proximity with one another and allowing their dynamic covalent crosslinkers to undergo intra-to interpolymer chain crosslinking leading to the formation of polymeric film...
August 14, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805859/thermo-responsive-molecularly-imprinted-sensor-based-on-the-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-for-selective-detection-of-r6g-in-the-water
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Hongji Li, Xiaonan Wang, Zirun Wang, Jiaqi Jiang, Maobin Wei, Jiahong Zheng, Yongsheng Yan, Chunxiang Li
In this study, a novel SERS sensor was successfully prepared by combining a molecular imprinted technique (MIT) with a SERS technique to improve the selectivity of the traditional SERS technique. Moreover, a thermo-sensitive technique was also introduced to confer stimuli-responsive properties to the materials. In a typical procedure, the Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were reduced on the surface of ZnO nanorods (NRs), and the ZnO/Ag heterostructures were used as the SERS substrates. Subsequently, a layer of thermo-sensitive imprinted polymer was coated on the surface of ZnO/Ag heterostructures to prepare the thermoresponsive ZnO/Ag/molecularly imprinted polymers (ZOA-TMIPs) by precipitation polymerization...
August 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805713/polyaspartamide-based-nanoparticles-loaded-with-fluticasone-propionate-and-the-in-vitro-evaluation-towards-cigarette-smoke-effects
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Emanuela Fabiola Craparo, Maria Ferraro, Elisabetta Pace, Maria Luisa Bondì, Gaetano Giammona, Gennara Cavallaro
This paper describes the evaluation of polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) as a potential carrier for lung administration of fluticasone propionate (FP). The chosen polymeric material to produce NPs was a copolymer based on α,β-poly(N-2-hydroxyethyl)-d,l-aspartamide (PHEA) whose backbone was derivatised with different molecules, such as poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and polyethylenglycol (PEG). The chosen method to produce NPs from PHEA-PLA-PEG2000 was the method based on high-pressure homogenization and subsequent solvent evaporation by adding Pluronic F68 during the process and trehalose before lyophilisation...
August 13, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804973/a-useful-method-for-preparing-mixed-brush-polymer-grafted-nanoparticles-by-polymerizing-block-copolymers-from-surfaces-with-reversed-monomer-addition-sequence
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Yang Zheng, Yucheng Huang, Brian C Benicewicz
The preparation of well-defined block copolymers using controlled radical polymerization depends on the proper order of monomer addition. The reversed order of monomer addition results in a mixture of block copolymer and homopolymer and thus has typically been avoided. In this paper, the low blocking efficiency of reversed monomer addition order is utilized in combination with surface initiated reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization to establish a facile procedure toward mixed polymer brush grafted nanoparticles SiO2 -g-(PS (polystyrene), PS-b-PMAA (polymethacrylic acid))...
August 14, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802794/a-novel-and-organic-solvent-free-preparation-of-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-using-natural-biopolymers-as-natural-emulsifier-and-stabilizer
#20
Jingyi Xue, Taoran Wang, Qiaobin Hu, Mingyong Zhou, Yangchao Luo
In this work, a new and novel organic solvent-free and synthetic surfactant-free method was reported to fabricate stable solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) from stearic acid, sodium caseinate (NaCas) and pectin, as well as water. Melted stearic acid was directly emulsified into an aqueous phase containing NaCas and pectin, followed by pH adjustment and thermal treatment to induce the formation of a compact and dense polymeric coating which stabilized SLNs. The preparation procedures and formulations were comprehensively optimized...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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