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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571554/methotrexate-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-mechanistic-insights-current-issues-and-novel-delivery-approaches
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P Rajitha, Raja Biswas, M Sabitha, R Jayakumar
Our review is focused on the use of methotrexate in drug therapy of two autoimmune diseases, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The article describes the pathogenesis of psoriasis and RA, the role of methotrexate in the treatment of these diseases with more focused review on the mechanism behind the clinical benefits of methotrexate therapy. Methotrexate due to its cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory and immune modulatory activities provides clinical benefits in the therapy of the selected diseases. This review also gives a panorama of the problems associated with the use of methotrexate in the selected diseases and the guidelines provided by FDA for its safe use...
May 31, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549973/targeted-delivery-of-rosmarinic-acid-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-for-neuronal-rescue-using-polyacrylamide-chitosan-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-with-surface-cross-reacting-material-197-and-apolipoprotein-e
#2
Yung-Chih Kuo, Rajendiran Rajesh
Rosmarinic acid-loaded polyacrylamide-chitosan-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles (RA-PAAM-CH-PLGA NPs) were grafted with cross-reacting material 197 (CRM197) and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) for targeting of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and rescuing degenerated neurons. The polymeric nanocarriers were prepared by microemulsion, solvent diffusion, grafting, and surface modification, and CRM197-ApoE-RA-PAAM-CH-PLGA NPs were used to treat human brain-microvascular endothelial cells, RWA264.7 cells, and Aβ-insulted SK-N-MC cells...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549217/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-active-gold-nanoparticles-with-enzyme-mimicking-activities-for-measuring-glucose-and-lactate-in-living-tissues
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Yihui Hu, Hanjun Cheng, Xiaozhi Zhao, Jiangjiexing Wu, Faheem Muhammad, Shichao Lin, Jian He, Liqi Zhou, Chengping Zhang, Yu Deng, Peng Wang, Zhengyang Zhou, Shuming Nie, Hui Wei
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with simultaneous plasmonic and biocatalytic properties provide a promising approach to developing versatile bioassays. However, the combination of AuNPs' intrinsic enzyme-mimicking properties with their surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activities has yet to be explored. Here we designed a peroxidase-mimicking nanozyme by in situ growing AuNPs into a highly porous and thermally stable metal-organic framework called MIL-101. The obtained AuNPs@MIL-101 nanozymes acted as peroxidase mimics to oxidize Raman-inactive reporter leucomalachite green into the active malachite green (MG) with hydrogen peroxide and simultaneously as the SERS substrates to enhance the Raman signals of the as-produced MG...
June 1, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532044/pancreatic-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-activin-a-grafted-gelatin-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticle-scaffolds-with-induction-of-ly294002-and-retinoic-acid
#4
Yung-Chih Kuo, Yu-Chuan Liu, Rajendiran Rajesh
The differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in biomaterial scaffolds is an emerging area for biomedical applications. This study proposes, for the first time, the production of pancreatic cells from iPSCs in gelatin-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticle (PLGA NP) scaffolds. The porosity and swelling ratio of the scaffolds decreased with increases in gelatin and PLGA NP concentrations. The adhesion efficiency of iPSCs in gelatin-PLGA NP scaffolds was found to be higher at 6.7% (w/w) PLGA NP...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492285/prolonged-intracellular-accumulation-of-light-inducible-nanoparticles-in-leukemia-cells-allows-their-remote-activation
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Carlos Boto, Emanuel Quartin, Yijun Cai, Alberto Martín-Lorenzo, María Begoña García Cenador, Sandra Pinto, Rajeev Gupta, Tariq Enver, Isidro Sánchez-García, Dengli Hong, Ricardo Pires das Neves, Lino Ferreira
Leukaemia cells that are resistant to conventional therapies are thought to reside in protective niches. Here, we describe light-inducible polymeric retinoic acid (RA)-containing nanoparticles (NPs) with the capacity to accumulate in the cytoplasm of leukaemia cells for several days and release their RA payloads within a few minutes upon exposure to blue/UV light. Compared to NPs that are not activated by light exposure, these NPs more efficiently reduce the clonogenicity of bone marrow cancer cells from patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and induce the differentiation of RA-low sensitive leukaemia cells...
May 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476081/numerical-study-on-convective-heat-transfer-enhancement-in-horizontal-rectangle-enclosures-filled-with-ag-ga-nanofluid
#6
Cong Qi, Liyuan Yang, Guiqing Wang
The natural convection heat transfer of horizontal rectangle enclosures with different aspect ratios (A = 2:1 and A = 4:1) filled with Ag-Ga nanofluid (different nanoparticle volume fractions φ = 0.01, φ = 0.03, φ = 0.05 and radiuses r = 20 nm, r = 40 nm, r = 80 nm) at different Rayleigh numbers (Ra = 1 × 10(3) and Ra = 1 × 10(5)) is investigated by a two-phase lattice Boltzmann model. It is found that the Nusselt number enhancement ratios of two enclosures (A = 2:1 and A = 4:1) filled with Ag-Ga nanofluid (r = 20 nm) are the same compared with those of the water at the corresponding aspect ratio enclosure...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408733/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-hplc-quantification-of-liposome-delivered-doxorubicin-in-arthritic-joints-of-collagen-induced-arthritis-rats
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Hongqing Niu, Menghua Xu, Shuangtian Li, Junwei Chen, Jing Luo, Xiangcong Zhao, Chong Gao, Xiaofeng Li
BACKGROUND Neoangiogenesis occurring in inflamed articular synovium in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by enhanced vascular permeability that allows nanoparticle agents, including liposomes, to deliver encapsulated drugs to arthritic joints and subsequently improve therapeutic efficacy and reduce adverse effects. However, the targeting distribution of liposomes in arthritic joints during RA has not been quantitatively demonstrated. We performed this study to evaluate the targeting distribution of PEGylated doxorubicin liposomes in the arthritic joints of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rats by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
April 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382703/rationally-designed-ligand-independent-peptide-inhibitors-of-trem-1-ameliorate-collagen-induced-arthritis
#8
Zu T Shen, Alexander B Sigalov
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) is critically involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In contrast to cytokine blockers, therapeutic blockade of TREM-1 can blunt excessive inflammation while preserving the capacity for microbial control. However, the nature of the TREM-1 ligand(s) and mechanisms of TREM-1 signalling are still not yet well understood, impeding the development of clinically relevant inhibitors of TREM-1. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-arthritic activity of a novel, ligand-independent TREM-1 inhibitory nonapeptide GF9 that was rationally designed using the signalling chain homo oligomerization (SCHOOL) model of cell signalling...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371624/dextran-sulfate-nanoparticles-as-a-theranostic-nanomedicine-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Roun Heo, Dong Gil You, Wooram Um, Ki Young Choi, Sangmin Jeon, Jong-Sung Park, Yuri Choi, Seunglee Kwon, Kwangmeyung Kim, Ick Chan Kwon, Dong-Gyu Jo, Young Mo Kang, Jae Hyung Park
With the aim of developing nanoparticles for targeted delivery of methotrexate (MTX) to inflamed joints in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an amphiphilic polysaccharide was synthesized by conjugating 5β-cholanic acid to a dextran sulfate (DS) backbone. Due to its amphiphilic nature, the DS derivative self-assembled into spherical nanoparticles (220 nm in diameter) in aqueous conditions. The MTX was effectively loaded into the DS nanoparticles (loading efficiency: 73.0%) by a simple dialysis method. Interestingly, the DS nanoparticles were selectively taken up by activated macrophages, which are responsible for inflammation and joint destruction, via scavenger receptor class A-mediated endocytosis...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288894/endogenous-inspired-biomineral-installed-hyaluronan-nanoparticles-as-ph-responsive-carrier-of-methotrexate-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Md Mahmudul Alam, Hwa Seung Han, Shijin Sung, Jin Hee Kang, Keum Hee Sa, Hasan Al Faruque, Jungwan Hong, Eon Jeong Nam, In San Kim, Jae Hyung Park, Young Mo Kang
Methotrexate (MTX), an anchor drug for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), has been suffered from refractoriness and high toxicity limiting effective dosage. To mitigate these challenges, the ability to selectively deliver MTX to arthritis tissue is a much sought-after modality for the treatment of RA. In this study, we prepared mineralized nanoparticles (MP-HANPs), composed of PEGylated hyaluronic acid (P-HA) as the hydrophilic shell, 5β-cholanic acid as the hydrophobic core, and calcium phosphate (CaP) as the pH-responsive mineral...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212979/degradation-of-optical-and-surface-properties-of-resin-based-composites-with-distinct-nanoparticle-sizes-but-equivalent-surface-area
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Vinícius Esteves Salgado, Larissa Maria Cavalcante, Rafael R Moraes, Harry B Davis, Jack L Ferracane, Luis Felipe Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optical and surface properties of model resin-based composites made with distinct nanoparticle sizes but equalized surface area, among them, before and after ageing. METHODS: Model resin-based composites based on BisGMA/TEGDMA (50:50mol%) were loaded with three different fumed silica filler content (7nm/examethyldisilazane, 12nm/octylsilane, and 16nm/dimethylchlorosilane), but with equivalent surface area (BET method). The optical and surface properties of the disk-shaped specimens were measured in 24h after photoactivation (baseline) and repeated after water storage (90days at 37°C), and after abrasion (20,000 cycles of brushing)...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183178/mimicking-horseradish-peroxidase-and-nadh-peroxidase-by-heterogeneous-cu-2-modified-graphene-oxide-nanoparticles
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Shan Wang, Rémi Cazelles, Wei-Ching Liao, Margarita Vázquez-González, Amani Zoabi, Raed Abu-Reziq, Itamar Willner
Cu(2+)-ion-modified graphene oxide nanoparticles, Cu(2+)-GO NPs, act as a heterogeneous catalyst mimicking functions of horseradish peroxidase, HRP, and of NADH peroxidase. The Cu(2+)-GO NPs catalyze the oxidation of dopamine to aminochrome by H2O2 and catalyze the generation of chemiluminescence in the presence of luminol and H2O2. The Cu(2+)-GO NPs provide an active material for the chemiluminescence detection of H2O2 and allow the probing of the activity of H2O2-generating oxidases and the detection of their substrates...
March 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140833/nanoparticles-induced-apoptosis-of-human-airway-epithelium-is-mediated-by-prongf-p75-ntr-signaling
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Sreeparna Chakraborty, Vincent Castranova, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Environmental and occupational exposures to respirable ultrafine fractions of particulate matter (PM) have been implicated in the initiation and exacerbation of lung diseases. However, the precise mechanisms underlying production of cell damage and death attributed to nanoparticles (NP) on human airway epithelium are not fully understood. This study examined the role of neurotrophic pathways in NP-induced airway toxicity. Size and agglomeration of TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2-NP) and fine (TiO2-FP) particles were measured by dynamic light scattering...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123298/oxygen-and-indocyanine-green-loaded-phase-transition-nanoparticle-mediated-photo-sonodynamic-cytotoxic-effects-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
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Qin Tang, Jianyu Cui, Zhonghua Tian, Jiangchuan Sun, Zhigang Wang, Shufang Chang, Shenyin Zhu
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy and sonodynamic therapy are developing, minimally invasive, and site-specific modalities for cancer therapy. A combined strategy PSDT (photodynamic therapy followed by sonodynamic therapy) has been proposed in this study. Here, we aimed to develop novel biodegradable poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolic acid) phase-transition nanoparticles simultaneously loaded with oxygen and indocyanine green (OI-NPs) and to investigate the cytotoxic effects and the potential mechanisms of OI-NP-mediated PSDT on MH7A synoviocytes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045497/giant-temperature-coefficient-of-resistivity-and-cryogenic-sensitivity-in-silicon-with-galvanically-displaced-gold-nanoparticles-in-freeze-out-region
#15
Seung-Hoon Lee, Seongpil Hwang, Jae-Won Jang
The temperature coefficient of resistivity (TCR) and cryogenic sensitivity (Sv) of p-type silicon (p-Si) in the low-temperature region (10-30 K) are remarkably improved by increasing the coverage of galvanically displaced Au nanoparticles (NPs). By increase of the galvanic displacement time from 10 to 30 s, the average surface roughness (Ra) of the samples increases from 0.31 to 2.31 nm and the coverage rate of Au NPs increases from 3.1% to 21.9%. In the freeze-out region of the sample, an up to 103% increase of TCR and dramatically improved Sv of p-Si (∼5813%) are observed with Au coverage of 21...
February 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044470/gold-nanoparticles-as-dose-enhancement-agent-for-kilovoltage-x-ray-therapy-of-melanoma
#16
So-Ra Kim, Eun-Hee Kim
PURPOSE: Melanoma is mainly treated by surgery and rarely with radiation because of the high radioresistance of this tumor. Nevertheless, radiotherapy is the preferred treatment modality for unresectable lesions and avoiding cosmetic disfigurement caused by surgical excision. This study investigated the therapeutic advantage of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for kilovoltage X-ray treatment of melanoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Commercial AuNPs were evaluated for cytotoxicity and cellular internalization...
May 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000444/diagnosis-and-classification-of-17-diseases-from-1404-subjects-via-pattern-analysis-of-exhaled-molecules
#17
Morad K Nakhleh, Haitham Amal, Raneen Jeries, Yoav Y Broza, Manal Aboud, Alaa Gharra, Hodaya Ivgi, Salam Khatib, Shifaa Badarneh, Lior Har-Shai, Lea Glass-Marmor, Izabella Lejbkowicz, Ariel Miller, Samih Badarny, Raz Winer, John Finberg, Sylvia Cohen-Kaminsky, Frédéric Perros, David Montani, Barbara Girerd, Gilles Garcia, Gérald Simonneau, Farid Nakhoul, Shira Baram, Raed Salim, Marwan Hakim, Maayan Gruber, Ohad Ronen, Tal Marshak, Ilana Doweck, Ofer Nativ, Zaher Bahouth, Da-You Shi, Wei Zhang, Qing-Ling Hua, Yue-Yin Pan, Li Tao, Hu Liu, Amir Karban, Eduard Koifman, Tova Rainis, Roberts Skapars, Armands Sivins, Guntis Ancans, Inta Liepniece-Karele, Ilze Kikuste, Ieva Lasina, Ivars Tolmanis, Douglas Johnson, Stuart Z Millstone, Jennifer Fulton, John W Wells, Larry H Wilf, Marc Humbert, Marcis Leja, Nir Peled, Hossam Haick
We report on an artificially intelligent nanoarray based on molecularly modified gold nanoparticles and a random network of single-walled carbon nanotubes for noninvasive diagnosis and classification of a number of diseases from exhaled breath. The performance of this artificially intelligent nanoarray was clinically assessed on breath samples collected from 1404 subjects having one of 17 different disease conditions included in the study or having no evidence of any disease (healthy controls). Blind experiments showed that 86% accuracy could be achieved with the artificially intelligent nanoarray, allowing both detection and discrimination between the different disease conditions examined...
January 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895468/increased-localized-delivery-of-piroxicam-by-cationic-nanoparticles-after-intra-articular-injection
#18
Sung Rae Kim, Myoung Jin Ho, Sang Hyun Kim, Ha Ra Cho, Han Sol Kim, Yong Seok Choi, Young Wook Choi, Myung Joo Kang
Piroxicam (PRX), a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is prescribed to relieve postoperative and/or chronic joint pain. However, its oral administration often results in serious gastrointestinal adverse effects including duodenal ulceration. Thus, a novel cationic nanoparticle (NP) was explored to minimize the systemic exposure and increase the retention time of PRX in the joint after intra-articular (IA) injection, by forming micrometer-sized electrostatic clusters with endogenous hyaluronic acid (HA) in the synovial cavity...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755995/the-photobleaching-of-the-free-and-encapsulated-metallic-phthalocyanine-and-its-effect-on-the-photooxidation-of-simple-molecules
#19
Brenda Gomes Fanchiotti, Marcella Piffer Zamprogno Machado, Letícia Camilato de Paula, Mahmut Durmuş, Tebello Nyokong, Arlan da Silva Gonçalves, André Romero da Silva
The photobleaching of an unsubstituted phthalocyanine (gallium(III) phthalocyanine chloride (GaPc)) and a substituted phthalocyanine (1,4-(tetrakis[4-(benzyloxy)phenoxy]phthalocyaninato) indium(III) chloride (InTBPPc)) was monitored for the free photosensitizers and for the phthalocyanines encapsulated into nanoparticles of PEGylated poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA-PEG). Phosphate-buffered solutions (PBS) and organic solutions of the free GaPc or the free InTBPPc, and suspensions of each encapsulated photosensitizer (2-15μmol/L) were irradiated using a laser diode of 665nm with a power of 1-104mW and a light dose of 7...
December 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736727/novel-self-assembled-tacrolimus-nanoparticles-cross-linking-thermosensitive-hydrogels-for-local-rheumatoid-arthritis-therapy
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Huimin Wu, Kaiyuan Wang, Hanning Wang, Fang Chen, Wencong Huang, Yuqi Chen, Jiali Chen, Jin Tao, Xiaoguang Wen, Subin Xiong
The aim was to explore the potential application of novel self-assembled nanoparticles cross-linking thermosensitive hydrogels composed of polyvinyl caprolactam-polyvinyl acetate-polyethylene glycol (Soluplus) and tacrolimus (FK-506) for local therapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The sol-gel transition temperature (Tsol-gel), gelation time, rheological behaviors, in vitro release, in vivo gelation and retention, and therapeutic efficacy against adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rats were compared between the Soluplus hydrogels and widely studied poloxamer 407 (P407) delivery systems...
January 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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