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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524659/synthesis-molecular-docking-molecular-dynamics-studies-and-biological-evaluation-of-4h-chromone-1-2-3-4-tetrahydropyrimidine-5-carboxylate-derivatives-as-potential-anti-leukemic-agents
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Zahra Dolatkhah, Shahrzad Javanshir, Ahmad Shahir Sadr, Jaber Hosseini, Soroush Sardari
Series of 4H-chromone-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine-5-carboxylates derivatives were synthesized via a three component one-pot condensation of chromone-3-carbaldehyde, alkyl acetoacetate and urea or thiourea, using MCM-41-SO3H as an efficient Nano-catalysts, and evaluated for their anti-cancer activity using a combined in silico docking and molecular dynamics protocol to estimate the binding affinity of the title compounds with the Bcr-Abl oncogene. Two programs, AutoDock 4 and AutoDock Vina software were applied to dock the target protein with synthesized compounds and ATP...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522193/ph-triggered-re-assembly-of-nanosphere-to-nanofiber-the-role-of-peptide-conformational-change-for-enhanced-cancer-therapy
#2
Peiqing Liang, Junjiong Zheng, Shulin Dai, Jiayu Wang, Zhaoqing Zhang, Ting Kang, Changyun Quan
pH-triggered conformational change and subsequent re-assembly of nanostructures provide a new strategy in nanomedicine for controlled drug release and enhanced therapy. Here, we reported the development of a novel pH-responsive nano-assembly as a drug carrier from peptide amphiphile (PA) consisting of mimicking peptide and stearic acid moieties. The mimicking peptide is a basic 17-amino acid peptide derived from antennapedia homeodomain, and undergoes a conformational transition of the secondary structure from β-sheet at pH7...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521254/cs-peg-decorated-plga-nano-prototype-for-delivery-of-bioactive-compounds-a-novel-approach-for-induction-of-apoptosis-in-hepg2-cell-line
#3
Ahmed A Abd-Rabou, Hanaa H Ahmed
PURPOSE: Polymer-based nanoparticles are used as vectors for cancer drug delivery. The bioactive compounds (quercetin, ellagic acid and gallic acid) are well known to be not only antioxidants but also chemopreventive candidates against various types of cancers. To circumvent the low bioavailability and the short half-life time obstacles, we hypothesized a novel PLGA nano-platform functionalized with CS and PEG to encapsulate these phytochemicals. This encapsulation will protect the compounds from the phagocytic uptake and deliver PLGA-CS-PEG nano-prototype with high biodegradability and biosafety...
March 12, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511928/rational-design-of-nanoparticles-towards-targeting-antigen-presenting-cells-and-improved-t-cell-priming
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Eva Zupančič, Caterina Curato, Maria Paisana, Catarina Rodrigues, Ziv Porat, Ana S Viana, Carlos A M Afonso, João Pinto, Rogério Gaspar, João N Moreira, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Steffen Jung, Helena F Florindo
Vaccination is a promising strategy to trigger and boost immune responses against cancer or infectious disease. We have designed, synthesized and characterized aliphatic-polyester (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NP) to investigate how the nature of protein association (adsorbed versus entrapped) and polymer/surfactant concentrations impact on the generation and modulation of antigen-specific immune responses. The ability of the NP formulations to target dendritic cells (DC), be internalized and activate the T cells was characterized and optimized in vitro and in vivo using markers of DC activation and co-stimulatory molecules...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509572/effect-of-silibinin-loaded-nano-niosomal-coated-with-trimethyl-chitosan-on-mirnas-expression-in-2d-and-3d-models-of-t47d-breast-cancer-cell-line
#5
Seyede Elmira Yazdi Rouholamini, Saeid Moghassemi, Zahra Maharat, Amirhossien Hakamivala, Susan Kashanian, Kobra Omidfar
Silibinin is a natural flavonoid with a strong antioxidant property and weak cytotoxic activity. It has demonstrated anti-tumoural activity against many types of malignancies; however, due to its hydrophobic structure, it has poor water solubility, bioavailability and permeability across intestinal epithelial cells. To improve the effect of silibinin, we have vehiculated silibinin by a highly stable niosomal nanostructure based on a Span 60/cholesterol (CH)/N-trimethyl chitosan (TMC) system in order to study its potential application for the delivery of silibinin in T47D cultured under three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) conditions...
May 16, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507934/the-challenges-of-recombinant-endostatin-in-clinical-application-focus-on-the-different-expression-systems-and-molecular-bioengineering
#6
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Abbas Mohajeri, Sarvin Sanaei, Farhad Kiafar, Amir Fattahi, Majid Khalili, Nosratollah Zarghami
Angiogenesis plays an essential role in rapid growing and metastasis of the tumors. Inhibition of angiogenesis is a putative strategy for cancer therapy. Endostatin (Es) is an attractive anti-angiogenesis protein with some clinical application challenges including; short half-life, instability in serum and requirement to high dosage. Therefore, production of recombinant endostatin (rEs) is necessary in large scale. The production of rEs is difficult because of its structural properties and is high-cost. Therefore, this review focused on the different expression systems that involved in rEs production including; mammalian, baculovirus, yeast, and Escherichia coli (E...
April 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505322/exosomes-in-toxicology-relevance-to-chemical-exposure-and-pathogenesis-of-environmentally-linked-diseases
#7
Dilshan S Harischandra, Shivani Ghaisas, Dharmin Rokad, Anumantha G Kanthasamy
Chronic exposure to environmental toxins has been known to initiate or aggravate various neurological disorders, carcinomas and other adverse health effects. Uptake by naïve cells of pathogenic factors such as danger-associated molecules, mRNAs, miRNAs or aggregated proteins leads to disruption in cellular homeostasis further resulting in inflammation and disease propagation. While early research tended to focus solely on exosomal removal of unwanted cellular contents, more recent reports indicate that these nano-vesicles play an active role in intercellular signaling...
May 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504251/programmable-co-delivery-of-the-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-nlg919-and-chemotherapeutic-doxorubicin-via-a-redox-responsive-immunostimulatory-polymeric-prodrug-carrier
#8
Jing-Jing Sun, Yi-Chao Chen, Yi-Xian Huang, Wen-Chen Zhao, Yan-Hua Liu, Raman Venkataramanan, Bin-Feng Lu, Song Li
To achieve synergistic therapeutic efficacy and prevent cancer relapse, chemotherapy and immunotherapy have been combined as a new modality for tumor treatment. In this work, we designed a redox-responsive immunostimulatory polymeric prodrug carrier, PSSN10, for programmable co-delivery of an immune checkpoint inhibitor NLG919 (NLG) and a chemotherapeutic doxorubicin (DOX). NLG-containing PSSN10 prodrug polymers were self-assembled into nano-sized micelles that served as a carrier to load DOX (DOX/PSSN10 micelles)...
May 8, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503951/gold-nanoparticles-applications-from-artificial-enzyme-till-drug-delivery
#9
Kazem Golchin, Jafar Golchin, Shahrooz Ghaderi, Neda Alidadiani, Sajjad Eslamkhah, Masoud Eslamkhah, Soodabeh Davaran, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
Today, nano-medicine promotes new therapeutics and diagnostics tools, including sensing of biomolecules as a biosensor, cancer chemotherapy and drug or gene delivery. Because of small size and biocompatibility of gold nanoparticles (GNPs), they become a good candidate for biological application. Also, thanks to their biological and chemical properties, they can mimic function of some enzymes including super oxide dismutase (SOD), esterase, etc. Also, biomaterials and bioengineering have grown so fast since the last decade for many therapeutic applications such as tissue regeneration...
May 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501673/chemotherapeutic-drug-photothermal-agent-co-self-assembling-nanoparticles-for-near-infrared-fluorescence-and-photoacoustic-dual-modal-imaging-guided-chemo-photothermal-synergistic-therapy
#10
Yang Li, Guihua Liu, Jinyuan Ma, Jinyan Lin, Huirong Lin, Guanghao Su, Dengyue Chen, Shefang Ye, Xiaoyuan Chen, Xuan Zhu, Zhenqing Hou
Multimodal imaging-guided synergistic combination therapy has shown great potential for cancer treatment. However, the nanocarrier-based theranostic systems suffer from batch-to-batch variation, complexity of multicomponent, poor drug loading, and carrier-related toxicity issues. To address these issues, herein we developed a novel carrier-free theranostic system with nanoscale characteristics for near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) and photoacoustic (PA) dual-modal imaging-guided synergistic chemo-photothermal therapy (PTT)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496166/measurement-of-local-temperature-increments-induced-by-cultured-hepg2-cells-with-micro-thermocouples-in-a-thermally-stabilized-system
#11
Fan Yang, Gang Li, Jiamin Yang, Zhenhai Wang, Danhong Han, Fengjie Zheng, Shengyong Xu
To monitor the temperature distribution of a cell and its changes under varied conditions is currently a technical challenge. A variety of non-contact methods used for measuring cellular temperature have been developed, where changes of local temperature at cell-level and sub-cell-level are indirectly calculated through the changes in intensity, band-shape, bandwidth, lifetime or polarization anisotropy of the fluorescence spectra recorded from the nano-sized fluorescent materials pre-injected into the target cell...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495579/a-new-chemotherapy-agent-free-theranostic-system-composed-of-graphene-oxide-nano-complex-and-aptamers-for-treatment-of-cancer-cells
#12
Amirhossein Bahreyni, Rezvan Yazdian-Robati, Shirin Hashemitabar, Mohammad Ramezani, Pouria Ramezani, Khalil Abnous, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi
The common cancer treatment strategies like chemotherapy and radiotherapy are nonspecific and can trigger severe side effects by damaging normal cells. So, targeted cancer therapies, such as apoptosis induction, have attracted great attention in recent years. In this project, two nano-complexes, MUC1 aptamer-NAS-24 aptamer-Graphene oxide (GO) and MUC1 aptamer-Cytochrome C aptamer-GO, were designed to induce cell programmed death in MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 cells (breast cancer cell lines) and to verify the level of apoptosis in both cell lines...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494747/new-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#13
Harald Mangge, Tobias Niedrist, Wilfried Renner, Stefan Lyer, Christoph Alexiou, Johannes Haybaeck
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is devastating. Because of its silent nature, the disease is often only diagnosed once it has reached an advanced, frequently inoperable stage. To date, we have no biomarkers that facilitate earlier diagnosis, leaving sufficient time for curative therapy that effectively lowers the very high mortality rate of this cancer entity. Because of this, the life expectancy of patients with PDAC is low (i.e. < 6% five-year survival rates). New data, including particular genetic signatures and features of the stromal architecture of PDAC tumors, may better explain their aggressiveness, their relatively long-lasting painless expansion, and why chemotherapy so frequently fails...
May 10, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490761/nanoscale-brownian-heating-by-interacting-magnetic-dipolar-particles
#14
Yann Chalopin, Jean-Claude Bacri, Florence Gazeau, Martin Devaud
Clusters of magnetic nanoparticles have received considerable interest in various research fields. Their capacity to generate heat under an alternating magnetic field has recently opened the way to applications such as cancer therapy by hyperthermia. This work is an attempt to investigate the collective effects of interacting dipoles embedded in magnetic nano-particles (MNP) to predict their thermal dissipation with a liquid. We first present a general approach, based on the tracking of the microscopic dipole fluctuations, to access to the dissipation spectra of any spatial distribution of MNPs...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486181/anti-tumor-efficacy-of-an-integrated-methyl-dihydrojasmonate-transdermal-microemulsion-system-targeting-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#15
Rania Yehia, Rania M Hathout, Dalia A Attia, Mohamed M Elmazar, Nahed D Mortada
Targeting solid tumors transdermally is an emerging approach that is currently under intense investigation. In this context, microemulsions are reported as one of the most favored carriers for successful transdermal drug delivery. Thereby, these nano-carriers were utilized in this study for the delivery of a phytochemical, namely methyl dihydrojasmonate (MDHJ), which has previously demonstrated an anticancer effect. Accordingly, pseudoternary phase diagrams were constructed using several combinations of oils, surfactants and co-surfactants and following the water titration method...
April 23, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486141/plasmonic-magnetic-nanocomposites-gold-nanorods-functionalized-silica-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles
#16
Eugenio Redolfi Riva, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Aidin Lak, Teresa Pellegrino, Jorge Pérez-Juste, Virgilio Mattoli
We report here on the fabrication of a new example of nano-object that combines magnetic and plasmonic properties. The strategy is based on the electrostatic assembly of negatively charged gold nanorods (NIR-resonant) on positively charged silica-coated iron oxide nanoparticles. Silica coating of magnetic nanoparticles prevented iron oxide nanoparticles irreversible aggregation in water environment. Finally the stability of the nanocomposite in biological medium has been improved through a protein coating (BSA, bovine serum albumin)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482783/nano-phytosome-a-developing-platform-for-herbal-anti-cancer-agents-in-cancer-therapy
#17
Afshin Babazadeh, Mahdi Zeinali, Hamed Hamishehkar
Cancer is one of the main cause of death in the world and remains a major challenge for current chemotherapy that has not yet been cured in an efficient manner. Nanotechnology opened a pioneer field in cancer therapy by modifying significant properties of drugs and their carriers. Nanotechnology utilizes various nanostructures to transport anti-cancer agents to the interest site of action. The greater stability of nanophytosomes is due to formation of a chemical links between phospholipid molecules and phytoactive agents...
May 7, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482782/anti-cancer-drug-delivery-using-carbohydrate-based-polymers
#18
Javad Ranjbari, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Abbas Alibakhshi, Maryam Tabarzad, Maryam Hejazi, Mohammad Ramezani
Polymeric drug delivery systems in the form of nanocarriers are the most interesting vehicles in anti-cancer therapy. Among different types of biocompatible polymers, carbohydrate-based polymers or polysaccharides are the most common natural polymers with complex structures consisting of long chains of monosaccharide or disaccharide units bound by glycosidic linkages. Their appealing properties such as availability, biocompatibility, biodegradability, low toxicity, high chemical reactivity, facile chemical modification and low cost led to their extensive applications in biomedical and pharmaceutical fields including development of nano-vehicles for delivery of anti-cancer therapeutic agents...
May 5, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482611/cetuximab-conjugated-and-doxorubicin-loaded-silica-nanoparticles-for-tumor-targeting-and-tumor-microenvironment-responsive-binary-drug-delivery-of-liver-cancer-therapy
#19
Jia-Kang Wang, Yu-Ying Zhou, Shu-Jun Guo, Ya-Yu Wang, Chang-Jun Nie, Hai-Long Wang, Jia-Lang Wang, Ying Zhao, Xiao-Yan Li, Xiao-Jia Chen
In the present study, we successfully developed a preferable doxorubicin (Dox) loaded drug delivery system based on Cetuximab and silica nanoparticles (Cet-SLN/Dox). By employing the tumor homing property of Cetuximab and the drug-loading capability of silica nanoparticles, the prepared Cet-SLN/Dox was able to load Dox to achieve the co-delivery of two drugs (Cetuximab and Dox). In vitro analysis revealed that Cet-SLN/Dox was nano-sized particles with decent drug loading capabilities and smart drug release profile...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482569/development-of-biodegradable-plga-nanoparticles-surface-engineered-with-hyaluronic-acid-for-targeted-delivery-of-paclitaxel-to-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Brenda Brenner S Cerqueira, Annette Lasham, Andrew N Shelling, Raida Al-Kassas
This study aimed at development of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles embedded with paclitaxel and coated with hyaluronic acid (HA-PTX-PLGA) to actively target the drug to a triple negative breast cancer cells. Nanoparticles were successfully fabricated using a modified oil-in-water emulsion method. The effect of various formulations parameters on the physicochemical properties of the nanoparticles was investigated. SEM imaging confirmed the spherical shape and nano-scale size of the nanoparticles...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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