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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333127/selective-intracellular-vaporisation-of-antibody-conjugated-phase-change-nano-droplets-in-vitro
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A Ishijima, K Minamihata, S Yamaguchi, S Yamahira, R Ichikawa, E Kobayashi, M Iijima, Y Shibasaki, T Azuma, T Nagamune, I Sakuma
While chemotherapy is a major mode of cancer therapeutics, its efficacy is limited by systemic toxicities and drug resistance. Recent advances in nanomedicine provide the opportunity to reduce systemic toxicities. However, drug resistance remains a major challenge in cancer treatment research. Here we developed a nanomedicine composed of a phase-change nano-droplet (PCND) and an anti-cancer antibody (9E5), proposing the concept of ultrasound cancer therapy with intracellular vaporisation. PCND is a liquid perfluorocarbon nanoparticle with a liquid-gas phase that is transformable upon exposure to ultrasound...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328200/fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-based-dna-tetrahedron-nano-tweezer-for-highly-reliable-detection-of-tumor-related-mrna-in-living-cells
#2
Lei He, Dan-Qing Lu, Hao Liang, Sitao Xie, Can Luo, Miaomiao Hu, Liujun Xu, Xiaobing Zhang, Weihong Tan
Accurate detection and imaging of tumor-related mRNA in living cells hold great promise for early cancer detection. However, currently, most probes designed to image intracellular mRNA confront intrinsic interferences arising from complex biological matrices and resulting in inevitable false-positive signals. To circumvent this problem, a new class of intracellular DNA nanoprobe, termed DNA tetrahedron nano-tweezer (DTNT), was developed to reliably image tumor-related mRNA in living cells based on the FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer) "off" to "on" signal readout mode...
March 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324723/specific-light-up-pullulan-based-nanoparticles-with-reduction-triggered-emission-and-activatable-photoactivity-for-the-imaging-and-photodynamic-killing-of-cancer-cells
#3
Jing Xia, Liuwei Zhang, Ming Qian, Yongming Bao, Jingyun Wang, Yachen Li
Activatable photosensitizers that can be activated by cancer-associated stimuli have drawn increasing attention for simultaneous fluorescence imaging and photodynamic ablation of cancer cells. Here, we developed a cancer-cell specific photosensitizer nano-delivery system by synthesizing protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)-conjugated pullulan (P) with reducible disulfide bonds. The amphiphilic P-s-s-PpIX conjugate self-assembled in aqueous condition to form core-shell structured nanoparticles (P-s-s-PpIX NPs) with average size of 166nm, showing reduction-controllable stability...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321609/the-cytotoxic-action-of-cytochrome-c-cardiolipin-nanocomplex-cyt-cl-on-cancer-cells-in-culture
#4
Yury A Vladimirov, Can Sarisozen, Georgy K Vladimirov, Nina Filipczak, Anastasia M Polimova, Vladimir P Torchilin
PURPOSE: The effect of existing anti-cancer therapies is based mainly on the stimulation of apoptosis in cancer cells. Here, we have demonstrated the ability of a catalytically-reactive nanoparticle-based complex of cytochrome c with cardiolipin (Cyt-CL) to induce the apoptosis and killing of cancer cells in a monolayer cell culture. METHODS: Cyt-CL nanoparticles were prepared by complexing CytC with different molar excesses of CL. Following characterization, cytotoxicity and apoptosis inducing effects of nanoparticles were investigated...
March 20, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316409/facile-synthesis-of-multifunctional-silver-nanoparticles-using-mangrove-plant-excoecaria-agallocha-l-for-its-antibacterial-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-effects
#5
R Bhuvaneswari, R John Xavier, M Arumugam
The current study describes a simple, rapid and eco-friendly method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Excoecaria agallocha (E. agallocha) leaf extract as stabilizer, bioreductant and capping agent. Synthesized AgNPs were characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Generation of AgNPs was initially confirmed with the color change from yellow to dark brown which produces intense absorbance spectra at 440 nm in UV-Vis spectroscopy without any shifting of peaks...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315912/an-imaging-target-tgf-%C3%AE-1-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice
#6
Yiqiu Zhang, Beilei Li, Xiao Li, Hui Tan, Dengfeng Cheng, Hongcheng Shi
It has been reported that the positive detection rate of Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) metabolism in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is only about 50%. In particular, (18)F-FDG PET imaging is prone to false negative findings in HCC. Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1) shows over expression rates in early HCC liver tissue growth and promotes tumor invasion and metastases. Our aim was to use In this study, we used the feasibility of iodine-125 ((125)I)-labeled TGF-β1 antibody as a nuclear medicine imaging target in HCC...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302035/translational-multimodality-neuroimaging
#7
Sushil K Sharma
Recently high-resolution, noninvasive, multimodality in-vivo molecular imaging with PET, SPECT, CT and MRI, employing fusion algorithms has revolutionized personalized medicine. However, specific radiopharmaceuticals (RPs) for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, drug addiction, and other cognitive impairments still remain in developmental phase. Currently, multimodality fusion neuroimaging is utilized for the determination of: pharmacokinetics and pre-clinical development of radiopharmaceuticals (RPs); in-vivo monitoring of stem cell transplantation therapy; nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) investigations; and regional cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism in cognitively-impaired subjects employing noninvasive microPET and nano-SPECT imaging...
March 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300724/methylene-blue-curcumin-and-ion-pairing-nanoparticles-effects-on-photodynamic-therapy-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cell
#8
Reza Hosseinzadeh, Khatereh Khorsandi
PURPOSE: The aim of current study was to use methylene blue-curcumin ion pair nanoparticles and single dyes as photosensitizer for comparison of photodynamic therapy (PDT) efficacy on MDA-MB-231 cancer cells, also various light sources effect on activation of photosensitizer (PS) was considered. METHOD: Ion pair nanoparticles were synthesized using opposite charge ions precipitation and lyophilized. The PDT experiments were designed and the effect of PSs and light sources (Red LED (630nm; power density: 30mWcm(-2)) and blue LED (465nm; power density: 34mWcm(-2))) on the human breast cancer cell line were examined...
March 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300426/soluplus%C3%A2-tpgs-mixed-micelles-for-dioscin-delivery-in-cancer-therapy
#9
Jing Zhao, Youwei Xv, Changyuan Wang, Yanfang Ding, Manyu Chen, Yifei Wang, Jinyong Peng, Lei Li, Li Lv
BACKGROUND: Dioscin has shown cytotoxicity against cancer cells, but its poor solubility and stability have limited its clinical application. In this study, we designed mixed micelles composed of TPGS and Soluplus(®) copolymers entrapping the poorly soluble anticancer drug dioscin. METHOD: In order to improve the aqueous solubility and bioactivity of dioscin, TPGS/Soluplus® mixed micelles with an optimal ratio were prepared using a thin-film hydration method, and their physicochemical properties were characterized...
March 16, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300393/remote-control-and-modulation-of-cellular-events-by-plasmonic-gold-nanoparticles-implications-and-opportunities-for-biomedical-applications
#10
Jiayang Li, Jing Liu, Chunying Chen
Compared to traditional hyperthermia methods, gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) successfully achieve site-specific incremental temperature in deep tissues. By virtue of near-infrared (NIR) laser-mediated photothermal treatment, Au NPs have been widely explored in clinical and preclinical applications, including cancer therapy and tissue engineering. In this issue of ACS Nano, Suzuki, Ciofani, and colleagues demonstrate how gold nanoshells can remotely activate striated muscle cells via inducing myotube contraction and modulating related gene expression by mild heat stimulation under NIR irradiation...
March 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295960/interactions-of-renal-clearable-gold-nanoparticles-with-tumor-microenvironments-vasculature-and-acidity-effects
#11
Mengxiao Yu, Chen Zhou, Li Liu, Shanrong Zhang, Shasha Sun, Julia D Hankins, Xiankai Sun, Jie Zheng
The success of nanomedicines in the clinic depends on our comprehensive understanding of nano-bio interactions in tumor microenvironments, which are characterized by dense leaky microvasculature and acidic extracellular pH (pHe ) values. Herein, we investigated the accumulation of ultrasmall renal-clearable gold NPs (AuNPs) with and without acidity targeting in xenograft mouse models of two prostate cancer types, PC-3 and LNCaP, with distinct microenvironments. Our results show that both sets of AuNPs could easily penetrate into the tumors but their uptake and retention were mainly dictated by the tumor microvasculature and the enhanced permeability and retention effect over the entire targeting process...
March 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292235/paramagnetic-and-superparamagnetic-inorganic-nanoparticles-for-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#12
Leyong Zeng, Di Wu, Ruifen Zou, Tianxiang Chen, Jinchao Zhang, Aiguo Wu
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a promising technique in the early diagnosis of cancers, especially the application of contrast agents can further enhance the detection limitation. Compared with the dark signal in "negative" contrast agents (T2), "positive" contrast agents (T1) with bright signal are more desirable for high-resolution imaging. However, the clinical used gadolinium complexes have short circulation time and the risk of nephrogenic system fibrosis. Therefore, to overcome the disadvantage of T2 agents and traditional T1 agents, it is very interesting to develop nano-scaled T1-weighted MRI contrast agents with safer and more precise imaging performance...
March 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291372/spotlight-on-the-delivery-of-photosensitizers-different-approaches-for-photodynamic-based-therapies
#13
Diogo Silva Pellosi, Priscila da Costa Carvalho de Jesus, Antonio Claudio Tedesco
Nanomedicine development allowed the discovery of new photosensitizers (PS) and drug delivery systems (DDS) to overcome current issues on phototherapy. Nano-engineered materials have the potential to improve the solubility of PS, control drug pharmacokinetics, decreasing side effects, increasing bioavailability, and overcoming multidrug resistance. A recent approach is the co-delivery of PS with other therapeutic agents in a multimodal platform for synergic and improved results. Areas Covered: This paper discusses the delivery of PS-nanostructured platforms for conventional, photothermal, and antimicrobial photodynamic therapies, as well as in a recent therapeutic modality for photobiomodulation, covering applications of cancer diagnosis, targeting to skin pathogens, photoregeneration and wound healing...
March 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290050/micellar-nano-carriers-for-the-delivery-of-stat3-dimerization-inhibitors-to-melanoma
#14
Amir H Soleimani, Shyam M Garg, Igor M Paiva, Mohammad R Vakili, Abdulraheem Alshareef, Yung-Hsing Huang, Ommoleila Molavi, Raymond Lai, Afsaneh Lavasanifar
The objective of this research was to develop polymeric micellar formulations of inhibitors of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) dimerization, i.e., S3I-1757 and S3I-201, and evaluate the activity of successful formulations in B16-F10 melanoma, a STAT3 hyperactive cancer model, in vitro and in vivo. STAT3 inhibitory agents were encapsulated in methoxy poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PEO114-b-PCL22) and methoxy poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly(α-benzyl carboxylate-ε-caprolactone) (PEO114-b-PBCL20) micelles using co-solvent evaporation...
March 13, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287314/photonic-and-plasmonic-nanotweezing-of-nano-and-microscale-particles
#15
Donato Conteduca, Francesco Dell'Olio, Thomas F Krauss, Caterina Ciminelli
The ability to manipulate and sense biological molecules is important in many life science domains, such as single-molecule biophysics, the development of new drugs and cancer detection. Although the manipulation of biological matter at the nanoscale continues to be a challenge, several types of nanotweezers based on different technologies have recently been demonstrated to address this challenge. In particular, photonic and plasmonic nanotweezers are attracting a strong research effort especially because they are efficient and stable, they offer fast response time, and avoid any direct physical contact with the target object to be trapped, thus preventing its disruption or damage...
March 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285930/exploiting-the-cancer-niche-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-hypoxia-as-promising-synergistic-targets-for-nano-based-therapy
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Vera Silva, Wafa' T Al-Jamal
The tumor microenvironment has been widely exploited as an active participant in tumor progression. Extensive reports have defined the dual role of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in tumor development. The protumoral effect exerted by the M2 phenotype has been correlated with a negative outcome in most solid tumors. The high infiltration of immune cells in the hypoxic cores of advanced solid tumors leads to a chain reaction of stimuli that enhances the expression of protumoral genes, thrives tumor malignancy, and leads to the emergence of drug resistance...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279919/active-targeting-theranostic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-mri-and-magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound-ablation-of-lung-cancer
#17
Zhongling Wang, Ruirui Qiao, Na Tang, Ziwei Lu, Han Wang, Zaixian Zhang, Xiangdong Xue, Zhongyi Huang, Siruo Zhang, Guixiang Zhang, Yuanpei Li
Despite its great promise in non-invasive treatment of cancers, magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is currently limited by the insensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for visualization of small tumors, low efficiency of in vivo ultrasonic energy deposition, and damage to surrounding tissues. We hereby report the development of an active targeting nano-sized theranostic superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) platform for significantly increasing the imaging sensitivity and energy deposition efficiency using a clinical MRgFUS system...
March 1, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278478/abnormality-detection-in-correlated-gaussian-molecular-nano-networks-design-and-analysis
#18
Siavash Ghavami, Farshad Lahouti
A nano abnormality detection scheme (NADS) in molecular nano-networks is studied. This is motivated by the fact that early detection of diseases such as cancer play a crucial role in their successful treatment. The proposed NADS is in fact a two-tier network of sensor nano-machines (SNMs) in the first tier and a data-gathering node (DGN) at the sink. The SNMs detect the presence of competitor cells (abnormality) by variations in input and/or parameters of a nano-communications channel (NCC). The noise of SNMs as their nature suggest is considered correlated in time and space and herein assumed additive Gaussian...
March 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276530/overcoming-sorafenib-evasion-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-cxcr4-targeted-nanoparticles-to-co-deliver-mek-inhibitors
#19
Yunching Chen, Ya-Chi Liu, Yun-Chieh Sung, Rakesh R Ramjiawan, Ts-Ting Lin, Chih-Chun Chang, Kuo-Shyang Jeng, Chiung-Fang Chang, Chun-Hung Liu, Dong-Yu Gao, Fu-Fei Hsu, Annique M Duyverman, Shuji Kitahara, Peigen Huang, Simona Dima, Irinel Popescu, Keith T Flaherty, Andrew X Zhu, Nabeel Bardeesy, Rakesh K Jain, Cyril H Benes, Dan G Duda
Sorafenib is a RAF inhibitor approved for several cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Inhibition of RAF kinases can induce a dose-dependent "paradoxical" upregulation of the downstream mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in cancer cells. It is unknown whether "paradoxical" ERK activation occurs after sorafenib therapy in HCC, and if so, if it impacts the therapeutic efficacy. Here, we demonstrate that RAF inhibition by sorafenib rapidly leads to RAF dimerization and ERK activation in HCCs, which contributes to treatment evasion...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270067/the-effects-of-nanoencapsulated-curcumin-fe3o4-on-proliferation-and-htert-gene-expression-in-lung-cancer-cells
#20
Hadi Sadeghzadeh, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Hassan Dariushnejad, Forough Sanjarian, Nosratollah Zarghami
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to fabricate curcumin-loaded PLGA-PEG-Fe3O4 nanoparticles and comprise the effects of pure curcumin and curcumin-nanomagnetic encapsulated in PLGA-PEG on cell cytotoxicity and hTERT gene expression in A549 lung cancer cell line. BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and one of the four main cancers that occurs in women. Telomerase is active in more than 85% of various cancerous cells such as lung cancer while its activity is very low in normal cells...
February 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
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