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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821965/increased-endocytosis-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-into-cancerous-urothelial-cells-versus-normal-urothelial-cells
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Jasna Lojk, Vladimir Boštjan Bregar, Klemen Strojan, Samo Hudoklin, Peter Veranič, Mojca Pavlin, Mateja Erdani Kreft
The blood-urine barrier is the tightest and most impermeable barrier in the body and as such represents a problem for intravesical drug delivery applications. Differentiation-dependent low endocytotic rate of urothelial cells has already been noted; however, the differences in endocytosis of normal and cancer urothelial cells have not been exploited yet. Here we analysed the endocytosis of rhodamine B isothiocyanate-labelled polyacrylic acid-coated cobalt ferrite nanoparticles (NPs) in biomimetic urothelial in vitro models, i...
August 18, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821436/carbon-quantum-dot-tailored-calcium-alginate-hydrogel-for-ph-responsive-controlled-delivery-of-vancomycin
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Niladri Sarkar, Gyanaranjan Sahoo, Rashmita Das, Gyanaranjan Prusty, Sarat K Swain
Herein, we demonstrate the preparation of highly luminescent carbon quantum dots (CQDs) from Aloe vera leaf gel; in just 2h at 250°C through carbonization pathway. The prepared CQDs are structurally characterized with high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), hydrodynamic diameter and surface polarity, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman, UV-visible absorption spectrophotometry and fluorescence spectroscopy. The functional carbon nanoparticles are observed as non-cytotoxic materials...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821057/a-cell-penetrating-peptide-mediated-chitosan-nanocarriers-for-improving-intestinal-insulin-delivery
#3
Lei Li, Liaoqing Yang, Manman Li, Liefeng Zhang
To overcome barriers for oral delivery of insulin, the chitosan(CS)-based nanocarriers with a novel cell penetrating peptide (SAR6EW) have been prepared and evaluated in this study. Characterization measurements showed that SAR6EW/CS/insulin-NPs displayed global particles with smooth surfaces and an average diameter about 150nm. The entrapment efficiency and loading rates of insulin were 75.36% and 7.58%, respectively. Insulin could be released constantly from SAR6EW/CS/insulin-NPs in vitro. Furthermore, SAR6EW/CS/insulin-NPs could facilitate the uptake of insulin and induce a significantly higher internalization of insulin via adding clathrin and caveolae mediated endocytosis...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820142/nanomelatonin-triggers-superior-anticancer-functionality-in-a-human-malignant-glioblastoma-cell-line
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Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Anup Kumar Srivastava, Atul Dev, Babita Kaundal, Subhasree Roy Choudhury, Surajit Karmakar
Melatonin (MEL) has promising medicinal value as an anticancer agent in a variety of malignancies, but there are difficulties in achieving a therapeutic dose due to its short half-life, low bioavailability, poor solubility and extensive first-pass metabolism. In this study chitosan/tripolyphosphate (TPP) nanoparticles were prepared by an ionic gelation method to overcome the therapeutic challenges of melatonin and to improve its anticancer efficacy. Characterization of the melatonin-loaded chitosan (MEL-CS) nanoformulation was performed using transmission and scanning electron microscopies, dynamic light scattering, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction...
August 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819666/ph-responsive-prodrug-nanoparticles-based-on-a-sodium-alginate-derivative-for-selective-co-release-of-doxorubicin-and-curcumin-into-tumor-cells
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Cheng Gao, Fan Tang, Guiyi Gong, Jianxiang Zhang, Maggie P M Hoi, Simon M Y Lee, Ruibing Wang
In order to realize a combination of chemotherapy and selective drug release into tumor cells, novel pH-sensitive prodrugnanoparticles were designed and prepared via the self-assembly of a synthetic amphiphilic macromolecular prodrug for the selective co-delivery of doxorubicin (Dox) and curcumin (Cur). Dox was covalently conjugated to the oxidized sodium alginate through a Schiff base reaction to produce an amphiphilic macromolecular prodrug, and the prodrug was subsequently self-assembled into nanoparticles (Dox-NPs) in an aqueous solution, which were responsive to the acidic environment in tumor cells...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819657/dendrimers-meet-zwitterions-development-of-a-unique-antifouling-nanoplatform-for-enhanced-blood-pool-lymph-node-and-tumor-ct-imaging
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Zhijuan Xiong, Yue Wang, Jingyi Zhu, Xin Li, Yao He, Jiao Qu, Mingwu Shen, Jindong Xia, Xiangyang Shi
We report the synthesis and characterization of antifouling zwitterion carboxybetaine acrylamide (CBAA)-modified dendrimer-entrapped gold nanoparticles (Au DENPs) for enhanced CT imaging applications. The CBAA-modified nanodevice displays a better protein resistance property, less macrophage cellular uptake and liver accumulation, and longer blood half-delay time than the PEGylated counterpart material, thereby enabling enhanced blood pool, lymph node, and tumor CT imaging.
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819456/therapeutic-effect-of-astroglia-like-mesenchymal-stem-cells-expressing-glutamate-transporter-in-a-genetic-rat-model-of-depression
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Amit Shwartz, Oshra Betzer, Noam Kronfeld, Gila Kazimirsky, Simona Cazacu, Susan Finniss, Hae Kyung Lee, Menachem Motiei, Shani Yael Dagan, Rachela Popovtzer, Chaya Brodie, Gal Yadid
Recent studies have proposed that abnormal glutamatergic neurotransmission and glial pathology play an important role in the etiology and manifestation of depression. It was postulated that restoration of normal glutamatergic transmission, by enhancing glutamate uptake, may have a beneficial effect on depression. We examined this hypothesis using unique human glial-like mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which in addition to inherent properties of migration to regions of injury and secretion of neurotrophic factors, were differentiated to express high levels of functional glutamate transporters (excitatory amino acid transporters; EAAT)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816386/chemotaxis-guided-hybrid-neutrophil-micromotor-for-actively-targeted-drug-transport
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Jingxin Shao, Mingjun Xuan, Hongyue Zhang, Xiankun Lin, Zhiguang Wu, Qiang He
Engineering self-propelled micromotors with good biocompatibility and biodegradability for actively seeking sites of diseases and targeted drug transport remains a huge challenge. Here we demonstrate that neutrophils with intrinsic chemotaxis ability could be transformed into self-guided biohybrid motors through integrating mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with high loading capability. To realize the compatibility of neutrophil cells with drug-loaded MSNs, bacteria membranes derived from E. coli were coated onto MSNs in advance by using a camouflaging strategy...
August 17, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816044/action-of-gold-nanospikes-based-nanoradiosensitizers-cellular-internalization-radiotherapy-and-autophagy
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Ningning Ma, Peidang Liu, Nongyue He, Ning Gu, Fu-Gen Wu, Zhan Chen
A major challenge to achieve effective X-ray radiation therapy is to use a relatively low and safe radiation dose. Various radiosensitizers, which can significantly enhance the radiotherapeutic performance, have been developed. Gold-based nanomaterials, as a new type of nanoparticle-based radiosensitizers, have been extensively used in researches involving cancer radiotherapy. However, the cancer therapeutic effect using the gold nanoparticle-based radiotherapy is usually not significant because of the low cellular uptake efficiency and the autophagy-inducing ability of these gold nanomaterials...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814867/exploring-cellular-uptake-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-associated-with-rhodium-citrate-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Natalia L Chaves, Irina Estrela-Lopis, Julia Böttner, Cláudio Ap Lopes, Bruna C Guido, Aparecido R de Sousa, Sônia N Báo
Nanocarriers have the potential to improve the therapeutic index of currently available drugs by improving their efficacy and achieving therapeutic steady-state levels over an extended period. The association of maghemite-rhodium citrate (MRC) nanoparticles (NPs) has the potential to increase specificity of the cytotoxic action. However, the interaction of these NPs with cells, their uptake mechanism, and subcellular localization need to be elucidated. This work evaluates the uptake mechanism of MRC NPs in metastatic and nonmetastatic breast cancer-cell models, comparing them to a nontumor cell line...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811584/nanopriming-technology-for-enhancing-germination-and-starch-metabolism-of-aged-rice-seeds-using-phytosynthesized-silver-nanoparticles
#11
Wuttipong Mahakham, Ajit K Sarmah, Santi Maensiri, Piyada Theerakulpisut
Application of nanomaterials for agriculture is relatively new as compared to their use in biomedical and industrial sectors. In order to promote sustainable nanoagriculture, biocompatible silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been synthesized through green route using kaffir lime leaf extract for use as nanopriming agent for enhancing seed germination of rice aged seeds. Results of various characterization techniques showed the successful formation of AgNPs which were capped with phytochemicals present in the plant extract...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810200/influences-of-tio2-nanoparticles-on-dietary-metal-uptake-in-daphnia-magna
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Cheng Tan, Wen-Xiong Wang
Increasing applications of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-TiO2) have intensified the risk of environmental contamination. Since nano-TiO2 can absorb metals and be consumed as 'food' by zooplankton but also can interact with phytoplankton, they could significantly disturb the existing metal assimilation patterns. In the present study, we quantified the dietary assimilation of Cd and Zn from nano-TiO2 and algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) at comparable particle concentrations as well as in complex food environment (variable food quality and quantity) in a freshwater zooplankton Daphnia magna using the radiotracer technique...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809413/tumor-targeted-nanoprobes-for-enhanced-multimodal-imaging-and-synergistic-photothermal-therapy-core-shell-and-dumbbell-gd-tailored-gold-nanorods
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Jinchang Yin, Deqi Chen, Shuangshuang Wu, Chaorui Li, Lizhi Liu, Yuanzhi Shao
Multifunctional nanoprobes, due to their unique nanocomposite structures, have prominent advantages that combine multimodal imaging of a tumor with photothermal therapy. However, they remain a challenge for constructing nanostructures via conventional approaches due to the peculiar environmental sensitivity of each component. Here, we report the design and synthesis of Gd-based nanoparticle-tailored gold nanorods with distinctive core-shell and dumbbell nanoarchitectures (NAs) by a specific synthesis technology...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809111/tumor-acidic-microenvironment-targeted-drug-delivery-based-on-phlip-modified-mesoporous-organosilica-nanoparticles
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Yunlei Zhang, Meng Dang, Ying Tian, Yefei Zhu, Wenfei Liu, Wei Tian, Yunyan Su, Qianqian Ni, Chaoli Xu, Nan Lu, Jun Tao, Yanjun Li, Shuang Zhao, Ying Zhao, Zhenlu Yang, Li Sun, Zhaogang Teng, Guangming Lu
Enhancing the tumor-targeting delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs is important yet challenging for improving therapeutic efficacy and reducing the side effects. Here, we firstly construct a drug delivery system for targeting tumor acidic microenvironment by modification of pH (low) insertion peptide (pHLIP) on mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles (MONs). The MONs has thioether-bridged framework, uniform diameter (60 nm), good biocompatibility and high doxorubicin (DOX) loading capacity (334 mg/g). The DOX loaded in the pHLIP modified MONs can be released responsive to glutathione and low pH circumstance, ensuring the chemotherapeutic drug exerts higher cytotoxic effects to cancer cells than normal cells because of high intracellular GSH of tumor cells and low pH of tumor microenvironment...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808193/evaluation-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-cholesterol-fed-mice-during-treatment-with-paclitaxel-in-lipid-nanoparticles-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Aline D Lima, Ning Hua, Raul C Maranhão, James A Hamilton
Cholesterol-core nanoparticles (LDE) have been shown to be recognized by low-density lipoprotein receptors (LDLR) after administration; therefore, LDE is an ideal vehicle to deliver drug with targeting property. Paclitaxel, when incorporated into LDE, promotes atherosclerosis regression with reduced drug toxicity in rabbits through LDLR. Here, we tested whether LDE-paclitaxel could still be effective in reducing diet-induced atherosclerosis in a mouse model without LDLR. Nineteen LDLR knockout male mice were fed 1% cholesterol for 12 weeks...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802850/thermo-sensitive-chitosan-copolymer-gold-hybrid-nanoparticles-as-a-nanocarrier-for-delivery-of-erlotinib
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Marziyeh Fathi, Parham Sahandi Zangabad, Jaleh Barar, Ayuob Aghanejad, Hamid Erfan-Niya, Yadollah Omidi
Here, using (poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-oleic acid)-g-chitosan ((PNIPAAm-co-OA)-g-CS), CS copolymer-gold hybrid nanoparticles (CGH NPs) were synthesized by autoreduction of auric cations (HAuCl4) in aqueous solution in the absence of any other reducing agent. The engineered thermo-sensitive CS copolymer with free amino groups could reduce auric cations and stabilized the resultant NPs. CGH NPs were prepared using different concentrations of CS copolymer (0.1-1% w/v) and HAuCl4 (50-500μL, 0.2% w/v). They were characterized in terms of structure, surface Plasmon band, zeta potential, atomic absorption, stability, size and size distribution...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801673/photosensitizer-in-lipid-nanoparticle-a-nano-scaled-approach-to-antibacterial-function
#17
Bishakh Rout, Chi-Hsien Liu, Wei-Chi Wu
Photosensitization-based antimicrobial therapy (PAT) is an alternative therapy aimed at achieving bacterial inactivation. Researchers use various photosensitizers to achieve bacterial inactivation. However, the most widely used approach involves the use of photosensitizers dispersed in aqueous solution, which could limit the effectiveness of photodynamic inactivation. Therefore, the approaches to encapsulate the photosensitizer in appropriate vehicles can enhance the delivery of the photosensitizer. Herein, Toluidine Blue O (TBO) was the photosensitizer, and lipid nanoparticles were used for its encapsulation...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799743/reducing-interstitial-fluid-pressure-ifp-and-inhibiting-pulmonary-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-gelatin-modified-cationic-lipid-nanoparticles
#18
Xuan Gao, Jun Zhang, Zun Huang, Tiantian Zuo, Qing Lu, Guangyu Wu, Qi Shen
Interstitial fluid pressure (IFP) in tumor is much higher than that in normal tissue and it constitutes a great obstacle for the delivery of anti-tumor drugs, which makes it a potential target for cancer therapy. In this study, cationic nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) were modified by gelatin with low molecular weight in order to achieve the desirable reduction of tumor IFP and improve the drug delivery as well as the chemotherapy on tumor proliferation and pulmonary metastasis. The nanoparticles were used to entrap three drugs - docetaxel (DTX), quercetin (Qu) and imatinib (IMA) - with high encapsulation efficiency of 89...
August 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799742/uptake-distribution-and-bioimaging-applications-of-aggregation-induced-emission-saponin-nanoparticles-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Alexander William Nicol, Kai Wong, Ryan T K Kwok, Zhegang Song, Ning Li, Ben Zhong Tang
The application of aggregation-induced emission luminogens (AIEgens) has heralded a new age in the analysis of subcellular events and has overcome many of the limitations of conventional fluorescent probes. Despite the extensive literature investigating AIEgens in mammalian cells, few reports exist of their bioimaging applications in plant cells. In this report, we describe the first systematic investigation of the uptake, distribution and bioimaging applications of AIEgens and AIE saponin nanoparticles in the plant model system Arabidopsis thaliana...
August 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798327/assessing-cell-nanoparticle-interactions-by-high-content-imaging-of-biocompatible-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-potential-contrast-agents-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Roxanne Hachani, Martin A Birchall, Mark W Lowdell, Georgios Kasparis, Le D Tung, Bella B Manshian, Stefaan J Soenen, Willy Gsell, Uwe Himmelreich, Codi A Gharagouzloo, Srinivas Sridhar, Nguyen T K Thanh
Stem cell tracking in cellular therapy and regenerative medicine is an urgent need, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) could be used as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that allows visualization of the implanted cells ensuring they reach the desired sites in vivo. Herein, we report the study of the interaction of 3,4-dihydroxyhydrocinnamic acid (DHCA) functionalized IONPs that have desirable properties for T2 - weighted MRI, with bone marrow-derived primary human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs)...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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