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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643445/a-novel-electrochemical-biosensor-with-dual-signal-outputs-toward-simultaneous-quantification-of-ph-and-o2-in-brain-upon-ischemia-and-in-tumor-during-cancer-therapy
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Li Liu, Fan Zhao, Wei Liu, Tong Zhu, Zh John Zhang, Chen Chen, Zhihui Dai, Huisheng Peng, Jun-Long Huang, Qin Hu, Wenbo Bu, Yang Tian
In this work, we develop a novel methodology for designing electrochemical biosensors with both current and potential signal outputs for simultaneous determination of two important species in the live systems. By designing a new molecule, Hemin-aminoferrocene (Hemin-Fc), we create a single electrochemical biosensor for simultaneous quantification of O2 and pH in brain upon ischemia and in tumor during cancer starvation therapy. The reduction peak current of Hemin group increases with rising concentrations of O2 from 1...
June 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638469/dual-ph-sensitive-charge-reversal-nanocomplex-for-tumor-targeted-drug-delivery-with-enhanced-anticancer-activity
#2
Qing Zhou, Yilin Hou, Li Zhang, Jianlin Wang, Youbei Qiao, Songyan Guo, Li Fan, Tiehong Yang, Lin Zhu, Hong Wu
Poly(β-L-malic acid) (PMLA), a natural aliphatic polyester, has been proven to be a promising carrier for anti-cancer drugs. In spite of excellent bio-compatibility, the application of PMLA as the drug carrier for cancer therapy is limited by its low cellular uptake efficiency. The strong negative charge of PMLA impedes its uptake by cancer cells because of the electrostatic repulsion. In this study, a dual pH-sensitive charge-reversal PMLA-based nanocomplex (PMLA-PEI-DOX-TAT@PEG-DMMA) was developed for effective tumor-targeted drug delivery, enhanced cellular uptake, and intracellular drug release...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636389/tumor-microenvironment-responsive-multistaged-nanoplatform-for-systemic-rnai-and-cancer-therapy
#3
Xiaoding Xu, Phei Er Saw, Wei Tao, Yujing Li, Xiaoyuan Ji, Mikyung Yu, Morteza Mahmoudi, Jonathan Rasmussen, Dana Ayyash, Yuxiao Zhou, Omid C Farokhzad, Jinjun Shi
While RNA interference (RNAi) therapy has demonstrated significant potential for cancer treatment, effective and safe systemic delivery of RNAi agents such as small interfering RNA (siRNA) into tumor cells in vivo remains challenging. We herein reported a unique multistaged siRNA delivery nanoparticle (NP) platform, which is comprised of (i) a polyethylene glycol (PEG) surface shell, (ii) a sharp tumor microenvironment (TME) pH-responsive polymer that forms the NP core, and (iii) charge-mediated complexes of siRNA and tumor cell-targeting- and penetrating-peptide-amphiphile (TCPA) that are encapsulated in the NP core...
June 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631600/inhibition-of-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-by-ureidosulfonamide-inhibitor-u104-reduces-prostate-cancer-cell-growth-but-does-not-modulate-daunorubicin-or-cisplatin-cytotoxicity
#4
Anne Riemann, Antje Güttler, Verena Haupt, Henri Wichmann, Sarah Reime, Matthias Bache, Dirk Vordermark, Oliver Thews
Carbonic anhydrase IX has emerged as a promising target for cancer therapy. It is highly up-regulated in hypoxic regions and mediates pH regulation critical for tumor cell survival as well as extracellular acidification of the tumor microenvironment which promotes tumor aggressiveness via various mechanisms, such as augmenting metastatic potential. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the complex interdependency between CA IX and the tumor microenvironment in prostate tumor cells in concern of potential therapeutic implications...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629059/versatile-quarto-stimuli-nanostructure-based-on-trojan-horse-approach-for-cancer-therapy-synthesis-characterization-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#5
Eleni K Efthimiadou, Eirini Fragogeorgi, Lazaros Palamaris, Theodoros Karampelas, Pavlos Lelovas, George Loudos, Constantin Tamvakopoulos, Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, George Kordas
Nanostructured delivery and diagnostic systems that induces specific targeting properties by exploiting the local physicochemical tumour characteristics will be evaluated is the present work. It is well known that cancer cells have specific physicochemical characteristics, which can be taken into consideration for the design of a broad spectrum of drug delivery systems (DDS). Some of those characteristics including the different temperature environment their susceptibility when temperature ranges between 40 and 43°C where cell apoptosis is induced, the intra- and extra-cellular pH which varies from 6...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627615/synthesis-of-folate%C3%A2-chitosan-nanoparticles-loaded-with-ligustrazine-to-target-folate-receptor-positive-cancer-cells
#6
Lichun Cheng, Hui Ma, Mingkun Shao, Qing Fan, Huiyi Lv, Jinyong Peng, Tangna Hao, Daiwei Li, Chenyang Zhao, Xingyue Zong
In addition to its vasodilatory effect, ligustrazine (LZ) improves the sensitivity of multidrug resistant cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents. To enhance the specificity of LZ delivery to tumor cells/tissues, folate‑chitosan nanoparticles (FA‑CS‑NPs) were synthesized by combination of folate ester with the amine group on chitosan to serve as a delivery vehicle for LZ (FA‑CS‑LZ‑NPs). The structure of folate‑chitosan and characteristics of FA‑CS‑LZ‑NPs, including its size, encapsulation efficiency, loading capacity and release rates were analyzed...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624669/neutron-activatable-radionuclide-cancer-therapy-using-graphene-oxide-nanoplatelets
#7
Junghyun Kim, Michael Jay
Neutron-activation is a promising method of generating radiotherapeutics with minimal handling of radioactive materials. Graphene oxide nanoplatelets (GONs) were examined as a carrier for neutron-activatable holmium with the purpose of exploiting inherent characteristics for theranostic application. GONs were hypothesized to be an ideal candidate for this application owing to their desirable characteristics such as a rigid structure, high metal loading capacity, low density, heat resistance, and the ability to withstand harsh environments associated with the neutron-activation process...
June 1, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621774/mesoporous-polydopamine-nanoparticles-with-co-delivery-function-for-overcoming-multidrug-resistance-via-synergistic-chemo-photothermal-therapy
#8
Yuxin Xing, Jixi Zhang, Feng Chen, Junjie Liu, Kaiyong Cai
Theranostic agents for combined chemo-photothermal therapy have attracted intensive interest in the treatment of multi-drug resistance (MDR) in cancer therapy. However, the development of simple theranostic agents as dual hosts for both heat and a high payload of chemotherapeutic agents remains a big challenge. Herein, mesoporous polydopamine nanoparticles (MPDA) were successfully developed with properties of a high payload of DOX (up to 2000 μg mg(-1)) and the drug efflux inhibitor TPGS (d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate), as well as strong near-infrared absorption...
June 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616966/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-multi-drug-chemotherapy-and-photothermal-synergistic-therapy-with-ph-and-nir-stimulation-release
#9
Jichun Yang, Yang Chen, Yu-Hao Li, Xue-Bo Yin
The combination of multi-drug chemotherapy and photothermal therapy (PTT) enhances cancer therapeutic efficacy. Herein, we develop a simple and smart pH/NIR dual-stimulus-responsive degradable mesoporous CoFe2O4@PDA@ZIF-8 sandwich nanocomposite. Mesoporous CoFe2O4 core acts as T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging probe, PTT agent, and loading platform of hydrophilic doxorubicin (DOX). A polydopamine (PDA) layer is used to avoid the premature leakage of DOX before arriving at tumor site, enhance PTT efficiency, and facilitate the integration of ZIF-8 (a kind of metal-organic frameworks)...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606810/tailored-design-of-multifunctional-and-programmable-ph-responsive-self-assembling-polypeptides-as-drug-delivery-nanocarrier-for-cancer-therapy
#10
Tzu-Wei Wang, Chia-Wei Yeh, Chen-Hsiang Kuan, Li-Wen Wang, Liang-Hsin Chen, Hsi-Chin Wu, Jui-Shen Sun
Breast cancer has become the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in female wherein more than 90% of breast cancer-related death results from cancer metastasis to distant organs at advanced stage. The purpose of this study is to develop biodegradable nanoparticles composed of natural polypeptides and calcium phosphate (CaP) with sequential pH-responsivity to tumor microenvironments for active targeted drug delivery. Two different amphiphilic copolymers, poly(ethylene glycol)3400-aconityl linkage-poly(l-glutamic acid)15-poly(l-histidine)10-poly(l-leucine)10 and LyP1-poly(ethylene glycol)1100-poly(l-glutamic acid)15-poly(l-histidine)10-poly(l-leucine)10, were exploited to self-assemble into micelles in aqueous phase...
June 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605176/reduction-and-ph-sensitive-hyaluronan-nanoparticles-for-delivery-of-iridium-iii-anticancer-drugs
#11
Zhixiang Cai, Hongbin Zhang, Yue Wei, Yuanyuan Wei, Yanping Xie, Fengsong Cong
The organoiridium(III) complex (Ir(III)) [(η(5)-Cp(xbiph))Ir(phpy) (py)]PF6 containing π-bonded biphenyltetramethylcyclopentadienyl(Cp(xbiph)), C∧N-chelated phenylpyridine(phpy), and pyridine (py) ligands has more potent antitumor activity as a new generation of drug than cisplatin toward various cancer cells. However, poor site-specific delivery, low solubility, and poor tumor penetration are common limitations of chemotherapy drugs. To develop CD44-targetable, pH-, and reduction-responsive drug delivery systems for Ir(III) drugs, the amphiphilic hyaluronan (HA)-based conjugates of HA-cystamin-pyrenyl (HA-ss-Py) containing disulfide bonds and HA-pyrenyl (HA-Py) were designed...
June 22, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602669/the-selective-cytotoxicity-of-new-triazene-compounds-to-human-melanoma-cells
#12
Ana Sousa, Fábio Santos, Maria Manuela Gaspar, Susana Calado, João D Pereira, Eduarda Mendes, Ana Paula Francisco, Maria Jesus Perry
Metastatic melanoma still remains one the most difficult cancers to overcome. The aim of our research was the design of anti-tumour triazene compounds 3 for application to a melanoma-specific therapy. The strategy exploits the unique enzyme pathway of melanin biosynthesis for conversion of non-toxic prodrugs into toxic drugs in the melanoma cell. The compounds 3 were designed by coupling two active moieties, the alkylating triazenes and different tyrosinase substrates. All compounds 3 revealed to be chemically stable in isotonic phosphate buffer (PBS) at physiologic pH (t½≥48h), and most of them showed to be slowly hydrolysed in human plasma (1...
May 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601755/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-tumor-efficiency-comparison-of-phosphorylcholine-micelles-with-peg-micelles
#13
Mengtan Cai, Jun Cao, Zhengzhong Wu, Furong Cheng, Yuanwei Chen, Xianglin Luo
Polymer micelles for anticancer drug delivery have shown many advantages. In this study, poly(ε-caprolactone)-b-poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PCL-PMPC) with bio-inspired structure self-assembled into small and uniform micelles as traditional poly(ε-caprolactone)-b-poly(ethylene glycol) (PCL-PEG). The in vitro and in vivo anti-tumor efficiency of PCL-PMPC and PCL-PEG micelles were detailedly evaluated. The both micelles were able to load DOX with high efficiency. PCL-PMPC micelles exhibited faster drug release at pH 5...
May 29, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592975/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Jae Wook Lee, Bin Cho
The event-free survival (EFS) for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has shown remarkable improvement in the past several decades. In Korea also, a recent study showed 10-year EFS of 78.5%. Much of the improved outcome for pediatric ALL stems from the accurate identification of prognostic factors, the designation of risk group based on these factors, and treatment of appropriate duration and intensity according to risk group, done within the setting of cooperative clinical trials. The schema of first-line therapy for ALL remains mostly unchanged, although many groups have now reported on the elimination of cranial irradiation in all patients with low rates of central nervous system relapse...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583902/ph-responsive-self-healing-injectable-hydrogel-based-on-n-carboxyethyl-chitosan-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-therapy
#15
Jin Qu, Xin Zhao, Peter X Ma, Baolin Guo
Injectable hydrogels with pH-responsiveness and self-healing ability have great potential for anti-cancer drug delivery. Herein, we developed a series of polysaccharide-based self-healing hydrogels with pH-sensitivity as drug delivery vehicles for hepatocellular carcinoma therapy. The hydrogels were prepared by using N-carboxyethyl chitosan (CEC) synthesized via Michael reaction in aqueous solution and dibenzaldehyde-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) (PEGDA). Doxorubicin (Dox), as a model of water-soluble small molecule anti-cancer drug was encapsulated into the hydrogel in situ...
June 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583901/highly-efficient-delivery-of-potent-anticancer-iminoquinone-derivative-by-multilayer-hydrogel-cubes
#16
Bing Xue, Wei Wang, Jiang-Jiang Qin, Bhavitavya Nijampatnam, Srinivasan Murugesan, Veronika Kozlovskaya, Ruiwen Zhang, Sadanandan E Velu, Eugenia Kharlampieva
We report a novel delivery platform for a highly potent anticancer drug, 7-(benzylamino)-3,4-dihydro-pyrrolo[4,3,2-de]quinolin-8(1H)-one (BA-TPQ), using pH- and redox-sensitive poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) hydrogel cubes of micrometer size as the encapsulating matrix. The hydrogels are obtained upon cross-linking PMAA with cystamine in PMAA/poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) multilayers assembled within mesoporous sacrificial templates. The BA-TPQ-loaded hydrogels maintain their cubical shape and pH-sensitivity after lyophilization, which is advantageous for long-term storage...
June 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583900/ph-responsive-unimolecular-micelle-gold-nanoparticles-drug-nanohybrid-system-for-cancer-theranostics
#17
Wenjing Lin, Na Yao, Long Qian, Xiaofang Zhang, Quan Chen, Jufang Wang, Lijuan Zhang
The development of an in situ formed pH-responsive theranostic nanocomposite for anticancer drug delivery and computed tomography (CT) imaging was reported. β-cyclodextrin-{poly(lactide)-poly(2-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate)-poly[oligo(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)methacrylate]}21 [β-CD-(PLA-PDMAEMA-PEtOxMA)21] unimolecular micelles served as a template for the in situ formation of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and the subsequent encapsulation of doxorubicin (DOX). The formation of unimolecular micelles, microstructures and the distributions of GNPs and DOX were investigated through the combination of experiments and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations...
June 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580145/lysosome-oriented-dual-stage-ph-responsive-polymeric-micelles-for-%C3%AE-lapachone-delivery
#18
Yinjian Zhou, Ying Dong, Gang Huang, Yiguang Wang, Xiaonan Huang, Fayun Zhang, David A Boothman, Jinming Gao, Wei Liang
β-Lapachone (β-lap), a novel anticancer agent, is bioactivated by NADP(H):quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1), an enzyme over-expressed in numerous tumors, including lung, pancreas, breast, and prostate cancers. Fast renal clearance and methemaglobinemia / hemolytic side-effects from the clinical formulation (β-lap-hydroxyl propyl-β-cyclodextrin complex) hindered its clinical translation. Here, we investigated a dual model pH responsive polymers for β-lap delivery. Three pH-sensitive linkages, including acylhydrazone, ketal and imine bonds for β-lap prodrug syntheses result in an aryl imine linkage the most optimal linkage...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579758/development-of-antiproliferative-long-circulating-liposomes-co-encapsulating-doxorubicin-and-curcumin-through-the-use-of-a-quality-by-design-approach
#19
Lucia Ruxandra Tefas, Bianca Sylvester, Ioan Tomuta, Alina Sesarman, Emilia Licarete, Manuela Banciu, Alina Porfire
The aim of this work was to use the quality-by-design (QbD) approach in the development of long-circulating liposomes co-loaded with curcumin (CUR) and doxorubicin (DOX) and to evaluate the cytotoxic potential of these liposomes in vitro using C26 murine colon carcinoma cell line. Based on a risk assessment, six parameters, namely the phospholipid, CUR and DOX concentrations, the phospholipid:cholesterol molar ratio, the temperature during the evaporation and hydration steps and the pH of the phosphate buffer, were identified as potential risk factors for the quality of the final product...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579004/sirna-delivery-system-based-on-magnetic-nanovectors-characterization-and-stability-evaluation
#20
Mohammed Abdelrahman, Laurence Douziech Eyrolles, Suad Y Alkarib, Katel Hervé-Aubert, Sanaa Ben Djemaa, Hervé Marchais, Igor Chourpa, Stephanie David
Gene therapy and particularly small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a promising therapeutic method for treatment of various human diseases, especially cancer. However the lack of an ideal delivery system limits its clinical applications. Effective anticancer drug development represents the key for translation of research advances into medicines. Previously we reported, the optimization of magnetic siRNA nanovectors (MSN) formulation based on superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) and chitosan for systemic administration...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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