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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214127/functionalized-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-provide-highly-efficient-iron-labeling-in-macrophages-for-magnetic-resonance-based-detection-in-vivo
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Jack Sharkey, Philip J Starkey Lewis, Michael Barrow, Salamah M Alwahsh, June Noble, Eilidh Livingstone, Ross J Lennen, Maurits A Jansen, Jaime Garcia Carrion, Neill Liptrott, Shareen Forbes, Dave J Adams, Amy E Chadwick, Stuart J Forbes, Patricia Murray, Matthew J Rosseinsky, Christopher E Goldring, B Kevin Park
BACKGROUND AIMS: Tracking cells during regenerative cytotherapy is crucial for monitoring their safety and efficacy. Macrophages are an emerging cell-based regenerative therapy for liver disease and can be readily labeled for medical imaging. A reliable, clinically applicable cell-tracking agent would be a powerful tool to study cell biodistribution. METHODS: Using a recently described chemical design, we set out to functionalize, optimize and characterize a new set of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to efficiently label macrophages for magnetic resonance imaging-based cell tracking in vivo...
February 15, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213095/cytotoxicity-of-gold-nanoparticles-with-different-structures-and-surface-anchored-chiral-polymers
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Jun Deng, Mengyun Yao, Changyou Gao
Nanoparticles (NPs) can have profound effects on cell biology. However, the potential adverse effects of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with different surface chirality and structures have not been elucidated. In this study, monolayers of poly(acryloyl-L(D)-valine (L(D)-PAV) chiral molecules were anchored on the surfaces of gold nanocubes (AuNCs) and nanooctahedras (AuNOs), respectively. The L-PAV-AuNCs and D-PAV-AuNCs, or the L-PAV-AuNOs and D-PAV-AuNOs, had identical physicochemical properties in terms of size, morphology and ligand density except of the reverse molecular chirality on the particle surfaces, respectively...
February 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212026/isotope-tracers-to-study-the-environmental-fate-and-bioaccumulation-of-metal-containing-engineered-nanoparticles-techniques-and-applications
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Yongguang Yin, Zhiqiang Tan, Ligang Hu, Sujuan Yu, Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang
The rapidly growing applicability of metal-containing engineered nanoparticles (MENPs) has made their environmental fate, biouptake, and transformation important research topics. However, considering the relatively low concentration of MENPs and the high concentration of background metals in the environment and in organisms, tracking the fate of MENPs in environment-related scenarios remains a challenge. Intrinsic labeling of MENPs with radioactive or stable isotopes is a useful tool for the highly sensitive and selective detection of MENPs in the environment and organisms, thus enabling tracing of their transformation, uptake, distribution, and clearance...
February 17, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208831/resveratrol-and-grape-extract-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Joana A Loureiro, Stephanie Andrade, Ana Duarte, Ana Rute Neves, Joana Fontes Queiroz, Cláudia Nunes, Emmanuel Sevin, Laurence Fenart, Fabien Gosselet, Manuel A N Coelho, Maria Carmo Pereira
The aggregation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) has been linked to the formation of neuritic plaques, which are pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Various natural compounds have been suggested as therapeutics for AD. Among these compounds, resveratrol has aroused great interest due to its neuroprotective characteristics. Here, we provide evidence that grape skin and grape seed extracts increase the inhibition effect on Aβ aggregation. However, after intravenous injection, resveratrol is rapidly metabolized into both glucuronic acid and sulfate conjugations of the phenolic groups in the liver and intestinal epithelial cells (within less than 2 h), which are then eliminated...
February 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208719/micro-computed-tomography-detection-of-gold-nanoparticle-labelled-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-rat-subretinal-layer
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Pooi Ling Mok, Sue Ngein Leow, Avin Ee-Hwan Koh, Hairul Harun Mohd Nizam, Suet Lee Shirley Ding, Chi Luu, Raduan Ruhaslizan, Hon Seng Wong, Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim, Min Hwei Ng, Ruszymah Binti Hj Idrus, Shiplu Roy Chowdhury, Catherine Mae-Lynn Bastion, Suresh Kumar Subbiah, Akon Higuchi, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Kong Yong Then
Mesenchymal stem cells are widely used in many pre-clinical and clinical settings. Despite advances in molecular technology; the migration and homing activities of these cells in in vivo systems are not well understood. Labelling mesenchymal stem cells with gold nanoparticles has no cytotoxic effect and may offer suitable indications for stem cell tracking. Here, we report a simple protocol to label mesenchymal stem cells using 80 nm gold nanoparticles. Once the cells and particles were incubated together for 24 h, the labelled products were injected into the rat subretinal layer...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206771/magnetic-particle-imaging-a-novel-in-vivo-imaging-platform-for-cancer-detection
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Elaine Y Yu, Mindy Bishop, Bo Zheng, R Matthew Ferguson, Amit P Khandhar, Scott J Kemp, Kannan M Krishnan, Patrick W Goodwill, Steven M Conolly
Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Biomedical imaging plays a crucial role in all phases of cancer management. Physicians often need to choose the ideal diagnostic imaging modality for each clinical presentation based on complex trade-offs between spatial resolution, sensitivity, contrast, access, cost, and safety. Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is an emerging tracer imaging modality that detects superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticle tracer with high image contrast (zero tissue background signal), high sensitivity (200 nM Fe) with linear quantitation and zero signal depth attenuation...
February 16, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198589/synthesis-and-characterization-of-stimuli-responsive-star-like-polypept-o-ides-introducing-biodegradable-peptostars
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Regina Holm, Benjamin Weber, Philipp Heller, Kristina Klinker, Dana Westmeier, Dominic Docter, Roland H Stauber, Matthias Barz
Star-like polymers are one of the smallest systems in the class of core crosslinked polymeric nanoparticles. This article reports on a versatile, straightforward synthesis of three-arm star-like polypept(o)ide (polysarcosine-block-polylysine) polymers, which are designed to be either stable or degradable at elevated levels of glutathione. Polypept(o)ides are a recently introduced class of polymers combining the stealth-like properties of the polypeptoid polysarcosine with the functionality of polypeptides, thus enabling the synthesis of materials completely based on endogenous amino acids...
February 15, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198148/stimuli-responsive-liposomes-for-drug-delivery
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Y Lee, D H Thompson
The ultimate goal of drug delivery is to increase the bioavailability and reduce the toxic side effects of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) by releasing them at a specific site of action. In the case of antitumor therapy, association of the therapeutic agent with a carrier system can minimize damage to healthy, nontarget tissues, while limit systemic release and promoting long circulation to enhance uptake at the cancerous site due to the enhanced permeation and retention effect (EPR). Stimuli-responsive systems have become a promising way to deliver and release payloads in a site-selective manner...
February 15, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196351/fabrication-and-functional-attributes-of-lipidic-nanoconstructs-of-lycopene-an-innovative-endeavour-for-enhanced-cytotoxicity-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Ashay Jain, Gajanand Sharma, Varun Kushwah, Kanika Thakur, Gargi Ghoshal, Bhupinder Singh, Sanyog Jain, U S Shivhare, O P Katare
The present study investigates the anticancer efficacy of lycopene loaded lipidic nanostructured particles. With a homogenization-evaporation technique, lycopene loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (LYC-SLNs) were fabricated with different ratios of biocompatible viz. compritol ATO 888 and gelucire, and evaluated for their micromeretics properties, in vitro release, in vitro cytotoxicity, cellular uptake and apoptosis induced in MCF-7 cells. Effects of anticancer potential of LYC-SLNs on the efficacy of methotrexate (MTX), a well-established anticancer agent, was evaluated thereafter...
February 2, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196309/the-impact-of-protein-corona-formation-on-the-macrophage-cellular-uptake-and-biodistribution-of-spherical-nucleic-acids
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Alyssa B Chinen, Chenxia M Guan, Caroline H Ko, Chad A Mirkin
The effect of serum protein adsorption on the biological fate of Spherical Nucleic Acids (SNAs) is investigated. Through a proteomic analysis, it is shown that G-quadruplexes templated on the surface of a gold nanoparticle in the form of SNAs mediate the formation of a protein corona that is rich in complement proteins relative to SNAs composed of poly-thymine (poly-T) DNA. Cellular uptake studies show that complement receptors on macrophage cells recognize the SNA protein corona, facilitating their internalization, and causing G-rich SNAs to accumulate in the liver and spleen more than poly-T SNAs in vivo...
February 14, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195673/ultrasound-enhanced-sirna-delivery-using-magnetic-nanoparticle-loaded-chitosan-deoxycholic-acid-nanodroplets
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Jeong Yu Lee, Calum Crake, Boon Teo, Dario Carugo, Marie de Saint Victor, Anjali Seth, Eleanor Stride
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has significant therapeutic potential but its clinical translation has been severely inhibited by a lack of effective delivery strategies. Previous work has demonstrated that perfluorocarbon nanodroplets loaded with magnetic nanoparticles can facilitate the intracellular delivery of a conventional chemotherapeutic drug. The aim of this study is to determine whether a similar agent can provide a means of delivering siRNA, enabling efficient transfection without degradation of the molecule...
February 13, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192941/flow-cytometry-based-quantification-of-cellular-au-nanoparticles
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Jonghoon Park, My Kieu Ha, Nuri Yang, Tae Hyun Yoon
There has been a great deal of research regarding the cellular association of nanoparticles (NPs), although there are only a few methods available yet for the quantitative measurements of cellular NPs. In this study, we propose a simple and quantitative method to estimate the cellular uptake of Au NPs into cervical cancer cells (HeLa) based on their side scattering (SSC) intensities measured by flow cytometry (FCM). We have compared SSC intensities of HeLa cells exposed to eight different types of Au NPs (40-100 nm size, with positive or negative surface charge) with the amount of cellular Au NPs measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS)...
February 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192714/design-and-synthesis-of-temperature-responsive-polymer-silica-hybrid-nanoparticles-and-application-to-thermally-controlled-cellular-uptake
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Yuki Hiruta, Ryo Nemoto, Hideko Kanazawa
This study reports the development of temperature-responsive polymer/silica hybrid nanoparticles and their application to temperature-dependent intracellular uptake of hydrophobic encapsulated fluorescence molecules. Amphiphilic diblock copolymer comprising a temperature-responsive segment, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N,N-dimethylacrylamide) [P(NIPAAm-co-DMAAm)] and a trimethyoxysilyl-containing hydrophobic segment was synthesized (PBM-b-ND); this amphiphilic diblock copolymer self-assembled in an aqueous solution, and temperature-responsive polymer/silica hybrid fluorescence nanoparticles were fabricated via a base-catalyzed sol-gel process...
February 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191957/towards-financially-viable-phytoextraction-and-production-of-plant-based-palladium-catalysts
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Zakuan Azizi Shamsul Harumain, Helen L Parker, Andrea Muñoz García, Michael J Austin, Con Robert McElroy, Andrew J Hunt, James H Clark, John A Meech, Christopher William Noel Anderson, Luca Ciacci, Thomas E Graedel, Neil C Bruce, Elizabeth L Rylott
Although a promising technique, phytoextraction has yet to see significant commercialization. Major limitations include metal uptake rates and subsequent processing costs. However, it has been shown that liquid-culture-grown Arabidopsis can take up and store palladium as nanoparticles. The processed plant biomass has catalytic activity comparable to that of commercially available catalysts, creating a product of higher value than extracted bulk metal. We demonstrate that the minimum level of palladium in Arabidopsis dried tissues for catalytic activity comparable to commercially available 3% palladium-on-carbon catalysts was achieved from dried plant biomass containing between 12 and 18 g·kg-1 Pd...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191840/se-ru-decorated-porous-metal-organic-framework-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-pooled-sirnas-to-reversing-multidrug-resistance-in-taxol-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
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Qingchang Chen, Meng Xu, Wenjing Zheng, Taoyuan Xu, Hong Deng, Jie Liu
We report here a novel and personalized strategy of selenium/ruthenium nanoparticles modified metal organic frameworks MIL-101(Fe) for delivering pooled small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) to enhance therapy efficacy by silencing multi-drug resistance (MDR) genes and interfere with microtubule (MT) dynamics in MCF-7/T (Taxol-resistance) cell. The existence of coordinatively unsaturated metal sites (CUSs) in MIL-101(Fe) can strongly interactions with the electron-rich functional groups of cysteine, which can be regarded as the linkage between selenium/ruthenium nanoparticles and MIL-101(Fe)...
February 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191701/near-infrared-light-and-ph-dual-responsive-targeted-drug-carrier-based-on-core-crosslinked-polyaniline-nanoparticles-for-intracellular-delivery-of-cisplatin
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Chaoqun You, Hongshui Wu, Mingxin Wang, Yawen Zhang, Jingwen Wang, Yanghui Luo, Lihai Zhai, Bai-Wang Sun, Xiangyang Zhang, Jin Zhu
Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles have caused a rapidly growing interest as one of the most promising agents applied to drug delivery. Functional and core crosslinked poly (ethylene glycol) with poly (ε-caprolactone) (PEG5k-PCL10k) block copolymer and lecithin as biodegradable polymer doping polyaniline to assemble nanoparticles which were prepared at present work for targeted delivery and controlled release of cisplatin as a common anti-tumor drug. The morphology of polyaniline nanoparticles were determined by dynamic light scattering and the prepared nanoparticles show a suitable size of 83±1 nm and a uniform spherical shape...
February 13, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187254/biodegradable-hybrid-stomatocyte-nanomotors-for-drug-delivery
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Yingfeng Tu, Fei Peng, Alain A M André, Yongjun Men, Mangala Srinivas, Daniela A Wilson
We report the self-assembly of a biodegradable platinum nanoparticle-loaded stomatocyte nanomotor containing both PEG-b-PCL and PEG-b-PS as a potential candidate for anticancer drug delivery. Well-defined stomatocyte structures could be formed even after incorporation of 50% PEG-b-PCL polymer. Demixing of the two polymers was expected at high percentage of semicrystalline poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), resulting in PCL domain formation onto the membrane due to different properties of two polymers. The biodegradable motor system was further shown to move directionally with speeds up to 39 μm/s by converting chemical fuel, hydrogen peroxide, into mechanical motion as well as rapidly delivering the drug to the targeted cancer cell...
February 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186438/a-semiautomated-microfluidic-platform-for-real-time-investigation-of-nanoparticles-cellular-uptake-and-cancer-cells-tracking
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Mariana R Carvalho, F Raquel Maia, Joana Silva-Correia, Bruno M Costa, Rui L Reis, Joaquim M Oliveira
AIM: Develop a platform composed of labeled dendrimer nanoparticles (NPs) and a microfluidic device for real-time monitoring of cancer cells fate. MATERIALS & METHODS: Carboxymethylchitosan/poly(amidoamine) dendrimer NPs were labeled with fluorescein-5(6)-isothiocyanate and characterized using different physicochemical techniques. After, HeLa, HCT-116 and U87MG were cultured in the presence of NPs, and cell viability and internalization efficiency in static (standard culture) and dynamic (microfluidic culture) conditions were investigated...
February 10, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186408/functional-microgels-and-microgel-systems
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Felix A Plamper, Walter Richtering
Microgels are macromolecular networks swollen by the solvent in which they are dissolved. They are unique systems that are distinctly different from common colloids, such as, e.g., rigid nanoparticles, flexible macromolecules, micelles, or vesicles. The size of the microgel networks is in the range of several micrometers down to nanometers (then sometimes called "nanogels"). In a collapsed state, they might resemble hard colloids but they can still contain significant amounts of solvent. When swollen, they are soft and have a fuzzy surface with dangling chains...
February 10, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185960/lipid-nanovehicles-with-adjustable-surface-properties-for-overcoming-multiple-barriers-simultaneously-in-oral-administration
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Lei Wu, Min Liu, Wei Shan, Yi Cui, Zhirong Zhang, Yuan Huang
Lipid nanoparticles (LNs) are widely investigated for oral drug delivery, and for achieving significant advantages in colloidal stability, biocompatibility and scaled-up possibility. However, researchers face challenge of developing methods to improve the ability of LNs in overcoming multiple barriers (i.e., mucus and epithelium barrier) in gastrointestinal (GI) tract because of the contradictory requirement of nanoparticle (NP) surface properties in the two processes. Therefore, we designed novel LNs with adjustable surface properties by coating lipid core with hydrophobic substitutes grafting N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide copolymer (pHPMA)...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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