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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921946/biomimetic-magnetosomes-as-versatile-artificial-antigen-presenting-cells-to-potentiate-t-cell-based-anticancer-therapy
#1
Qianmei Zhang, Wei Wei, Peiling Wang, Liping Zuo, Feng Li, Jin Xu, Xiaobo Xi, Xiaoyong Gao, Guanghui Ma, Hai-Yan Xie
Adoptive T-cell transfer for cancer therapy relies on both effective ex vivo T cell expansion and in vivo targeting performance. One promising but challenging method for accomplishing this purpose is to construct multifunctional artificial antigen-presenting cells (aAPCs). We herein developed biomimetic magnetosomes as versatile aAPCs, wherein magnetic nanoclusters were coated with azide-engineered leucocyte membranes and then decorated with T-cell stimuli through copper-free click chemistry. These novel nano aAPCs not only exhibited high performance for antigen-specific cytotoxic T cell (CTL) expansion and stimulation but also visually and effectively guided reinfused CTLs to tumor tissues through magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic control...
September 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921536/technical-note-a-simulation-study-on-the-feasibility-of-radiotherapy-dose-enhancement-with-calcium-tungstate-and-hafnium-oxide-nano-and-microparticles
#2
Nicholas J Sherck, You-Yeon Won
PURPOSE: To assess the radiotherapy dose enhancement (RDE) potential of calcium tungstate (CaWO4 ) and hafnium oxide (HfO2 ) nano- and microparticles (NPs). A Monte Carlo simulation study was conducted to gauge their respective RDE potentials relative to that of the broadly studied gold (Au) NP. The study was warranted due to the promising clinical and preclinical studies involving both CaWO4 and HfO2 NPs as RDE agents in the treatment of various types of cancers. The study provides a baseline RDE to which future experimental RDE trends can be compared to...
September 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920712/maximized-nanodrug-loaded-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-a-dual-drug-loaded-mode-for-the-systemic-treatment-of-metastatic-lung-cancer
#3
Sen Yao, Xuqian Li, Jingxuan Liu, Yuqing Sun, Zhuanhe Wang, Yanyan Jiang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), exhibiting tumor-tropic and migratory potential, can serve as cellular carriers to improve the effectiveness of anticancer agents. However, several challenges, such as the safety issue, the limited drug loading, the conservation of stemness and migration of MSCs, still remain in the MSC-based delivery system. In the present study, a novel nano-engineered MSC delivery system was established by loading doxorubicin (DOX)-polymer conjugates for the systemic treatment of pulmonary metastasis of breast cancer...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920496/spin-rapid-synthesis-purification-and-concentration-of-small-drug-loaded-liposomes
#4
Steven A Roberts, Neil Parikh, Ryan J Blower, Nitin Agrawal
Liposomes are one of the most studied nano-delivery systems. However, only a handful of formulations have received FDA approval. Existing liposome synthesis techniques are complex and specialized, posing a major impediment in design, implementation, and mass production of liposome delivery systems as therapeutic agents. Here, we demonstrate a unique 'synthesis and purification of injectable nanocarriers' (SPIN) technology for rapid and efficient production of small drug loaded liposomes using common benchtop equipment...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920426/methotrexate-camptothecin-prodrug-nanoassemblies-as-a-versatile-nanoplatform-for-biomodal-imaging-guided-self-active-targeted-and-synergistic-chemotherapy
#5
Yang Li, Jinyan Lin, Jinyuan Ma, Liang Song, Huirong Lin, Bowen Tang, Dengyue Chen, Guanghao Su, Shefang Ye, Xuan Zhu, Fang-Hong Luo, Zhenqing Hou
"All-in-one" carrier-free-based nano-multi-drug self-delivery system could combine triple advantages of small molecules, nanoscale characteristics, and synergistic combination therapy together. Researches have showed that dual-acting small molecular methotrexate (MTX) could target and kill the folate receptors-overexpressing cancer cells. Inspired by this mechanism, a novel collaborative "early-phase tumor-selective targeting and late-phase synergistic anticancer" approach was developed for the self-assembly of chemotherapeutic drug-drug conjugate, which showed various advantages of more simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility over the conventional approach that was only based on single or combination cancer chemotherapy...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915497/pegylated-polydopamine-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-combined-targeted-chemotherapy-and-photothermal-ablation-of-tumour-cells
#6
Peng Xue, Lihong Sun, Qian Li, Lei Zhang, Jinhong Guo, Zhigang Xu, Yuejun Kang
The integration of multifunctional therapeutic capabilities into a single nanosystem has attracted much attention for use as an efficient cancer therapy. However, developing biocompatible therapeutic nano-agents with desirable safety, efficiency, targeting, and synergistic effects remains challenging. Herein, we designed a class of multifunctional PEGylated magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) with a core-shell structure and polydopamine (PDA) coating, which were loaded with the anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) for simultaneous targeted chemotherapy and photothermal ablation of tumour cells...
September 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914553/nanomaterials-as-nanocarriers-a-critical-assessment-why-these-are-multi-chore-vanquisher-in-breast-cancer-treatment
#7
Sania Naz, Hira Shahzad, Attarad Ali, Muhammad Zia
Breast cancer is a group of diseases with various subtypes and leads to high mortality throughout the globe. Various conventional techniques are in practice to cure breast cancer but these techniques are linked with various shortcomings. Mostly these treatments are not site directed and cause toxicity towards normal cells. In order to overcome these issues, we need smart system that can deliver anticancer drugs to specific sites. Targeted drug delivery can be achieved via passive or active drug delivery using nanocarriers...
September 15, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911309/formulation-quality-control-and-safety-issues-of-nanocarriers-used-for-cancer-treatment
#8
Ismael D Bianco, Marcelo R Ceballos, Cristian Casado, Viviana G Dabbene, Carolina Rizzi, R Kiyomi Mizutamari
Cancer is becoming a leading cause of death in the last years. Although we have seen great advances, most human cancers remain incurable because many patients either do not respond or relapse to treatment. Several lines of research are disclosing new therapeutic targets which lead to new active drugs. However, there are still unsolved problems related to stabilization of the pharmaceutical ingredient in aqueous and biological media, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles and cellular uptake to name just a few...
June 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911299/in-silico-models-for-nanomedicine-recent-developments
#9
Pietro Mascheroni, Bernhard Aribo Schrefler
Nanomedicine is a recent promising setting for the advancement of current medical therapies, in particular for cancer. Nanoparticle-mediated therapies are aimed to tackle extremely complex phenomena, involving different biochemical, mechanical and biophysical factors. Computational models can contribute to medical research by helping the understanding of biological mechanisms and by providing quantitative analyses. In this work, we report on computational models that address four main issues related to the use of nanoparticles in anti-cancer therapies, namely the delivery of nanoparticles, their uptake by cells, the release of drugs from nano-platforms and nanoparticle-based therapeutics...
April 17, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910676/porous-nh2-mil-125-as-an-efficient-nano-platform-for-drug-delivery-imaging-and-ros-therapy-utilized-low-intensity-visible-light-exposure-system
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Arunkumar Rengaraj, Pillaiyar Puthiaraj, Nam-Su Heo, Hoomin Lee, Seung Kyu Hwang, Soonjo Kwon, Wha-Seung Ahn, Yun-Suk Huh
Metal-organic frameworks are a novel class of organic-inorganic hybrid polymer with potential applications in bioimaging, drug delivery, and ROS therapy. NH2-MIL-125, which is a titanium-based metal organic framework with a large surface area of 1540m(2)/g, was synthesized using a hydrothermal method. The material was characterized by powder X-ray diffreaction (PXRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and N2 isotherm analyses. The size of the polymer was reduced to the nanoscale using a high-frequency sonication process...
September 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906159/advances-in-nano-delivery-systems-for-doxorubicin-an-updated-insight
#11
Ummarah Kanwal, Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, Muhammad Ovais, Nasir Abass, Khalid Hussain, Abida Raza
Doxorubicin (DOX) is the most effective chemotherapeutic drug developed against broad range of cancers such as solid tumors, transplantable leukemias and lymphomas. Conventional DOX induced cardiotoxicity has limited its use. FDA approved drugs i.e. non-pegylated liposomal (Myocet®) and pegylated liposomal (Doxil®) formulations have no doubt shown comparatively reduced cardiotoxicity, but has raised new toxicity issues. The entrapment of doxorubicin in biocompatible, biodegradable and safe nano delivery systems can prevent its degradation in circulation minimizing its toxicity with increased half life, enhanced pharmacokinetic profile leading to improved patient compliance...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902490/direct-intra-nuclear-anticancer-drug-delivery-via-polydimethylsiloxane-nanoparticles-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-xenograft-studies
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Gargi Mishra, Souryadeep Bhattacharyya, Vipul Bhatia, Bushra Ateeq, Ashutosh Sharma, Sri Sivakumar
Direct delivery of anticancer drugs to nuclei of tumor cells is required to enhance the therapeutic activity which can be achieved by a nuclear localization signal (NLS) or peptide-decorated nano-vehicles. However, NLS/peptide-based approaches may create certain undesirable immunological responses and the utilized synthesis processes are generally labor intensive. To this end, we report ligand-free, enhanced intra-nuclear delivery of Doxorubicin (Dox) to different cancer cells via porous polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) nanoparticles (NPs)...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902370/nano-let%C3%A2-7b-sensitization-of-eliminating-esophageal-cancer-stem%C3%A2-like-cells-is-dependent-on-blockade-of-wnt-activation-of-symmetric-division
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Yamei Pang, Jian Liu, Xiang Li, Yiwen Zhang, Boxiang Zhang, Jing Zhang, Ning Du, Chongwen Xu, Rui Liang, Hong Ren, Shou-Ching Tang, Xin Sun
The poor therapy response and poor prognosis of esophageal cancer has made it one of the most malignant carcinoma, and the complicated multidisciplinary treatment failed to achieve a long-term disease-free survival. To diagnose esophageal cancer at an earlier stage, and to improve the effect of anticancer therapy would improve the therapeutic efficacy. After retrospective analysis of the cancer samples of patients who received esophagectomy, we found the relevance between ratio of either ALDH1 or CD133-positive cancer stem cells and 2-year recurrence...
October 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901955/hepg2-and-human-healthy-hepatocyte-in-vitro-culture-and-co-culture-in-pcl-electrospun-platforms
#14
Ines Fasolino, Vincenzo Guarino, Marica Marrese, Valentina Cirillo, Marianna Vallifuoco, Maria Luisa Tamma, Valentina Vassallo, Adele Bracco, Fulvio Calise, Luigi Ambrosio
The discovery of new drugs to treat pathological cells in the case of aggressive liver primary cancer is imposing the identification of high-throughput screening systems to predict the in vivo response of new therapeutic molecules, in order to reduce current use of animals and drug testing costs. Recently, micro/nanostructured scaffolds have been adopted to reproduce the hepatic microenvironment due to their higher similarity to the biological niche with respect to the traditional two-dimensional culture plate, so providing novel in vitro models for reliably understanding molecular mechanisms related to cancer cells activity...
September 13, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901265/stereocomplexation-assisted-assembly-of-poly-g-glutamic-acid-graft-polylactide-nano-micelles-and-their-efficacy-as-anticancer-drug-carrier
#15
Shulin Dai, Yucheng Feng, Shuyi Li, Yuxiao Chen, Meiqing Liu, Chao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yihua Yin
Micelles as drug carriers are characterized by their inherent instability due to the weak physical interactions that facilitate the self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers. As one of the strong physical interactions, the stereocomplexation between equal molar of enantiomeric polylactides, i.e., the poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) and poly(D-lactide) (PDLA), may be harnessed to obtain micelles with enhanced stability and drug loading capacity and consequent sustained release. In this paper, stereocomplexed micelles (γ-PGA-g-PLA micelles) were fabricated from the stereocomplexation between poly(γ-glutamic acid)-graft-PLLA (γ-PGA-g-PLLA) and poly(γ-glutamic acid)-graft-PDLA (γ-PGA-g-PDLA)...
September 11, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899829/multi-scale-mechanical-characterization-of-prostate-cancer-cell-lines-relevant-biological-markers-to-evaluate-the-cell-metastatic-potential
#16
J Zouaoui, A M Trunfio-Sfarghiu, L Brizuela, A Piednoir, O Maniti, B Munteanu, S Mebarek, A Girard-Egrot, A Landoulsi, T Granjon
BACKGROUND: Considering the importance of cellular mechanics in the birth and evolution of cancer towards increasingly aggressive stages, we compared nano-mechanical properties of non-tumoral (WPMY-1) and highly aggressive metastatic (PC-3) prostate cell lines both on cell aggregates, single cells, and membrane lipids. METHODS: Cell aggregate rheological properties were analyzed during dynamic compression stress performed on a homemade rheometer. Single cell visco-elasticity measurements were performed by Atomic Force Microscopy using a cantilever with round tip on surface-attached cells...
September 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895735/reduction-sensitive-paclitaxel-prodrug-self-assembled-nanoparticles-with-tetrandrine-effectively-promote-synergistic-therapy-against-drug-sensitive-and-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer
#17
Mengjuan Jiang, Ruoshi Zhang, Yingli Wang, Wenna Jing, Ying Liu, Yan Ma, Bingjun Sun, Menglin Wang, Peizhuo Chen, Hongzhuo Liu, Zhonggui He
Co-delivery of multiple drugs with complementary anticancer mechanisms by nano-carriers offers an effective strategy to treat cancers. Herein, conjugation (PTX-SS-VE) of paclitaxel (PTX) to vitamin E succinate (VE) self-assembled nanoparticles were used to load tetrandrine (TET) for combinational treatment against breast carcinoma. The ratio of PTX-SS-VE and TET was optimized. Compared with PTX, the TET/PTX-SS-VE co-loaded nanoparticles (TPNPs) demonstrated superior cytotoxicity against both MCF-7 cells and MCF-7/Adr cells...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894366/effective-heating-of-magnetic-nanoparticle-aggregates-for-in-vivo-nano-theranostic-hyperthermia
#18
Chencai Wang, Chao-Hsiung Hsu, Zhao Li, Lian-Pin Hwang, Ying-Chih Lin, Pi-Tai Chou, Yung-Ya Lin
Magnetic resonance (MR) nano-theranostic hyperthermia uses magnetic nanoparticles to target and accumulate at the lesions and generate heat to kill lesion cells directly through hyperthermia or indirectly through thermal activation and control releasing of drugs. Preclinical and translational applications of MR nano-theranostic hyperthermia are currently limited by a few major theoretical difficulties and experimental challenges in in vivo conditions. For example, conventional models for estimating the heat generated and the optimal magnetic nanoparticle sizes for hyperthermia do not accurately reproduce reported in vivo experimental results...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894233/a-ph-dependent-antibacterial-peptide-release-nano-system-blocks-tumor-growth-in-vivo-without-toxicity
#19
Jing Cao, Yan Zhang, Yanke Shan, Jingui Wang, Fei Liu, Hongrui Liu, Gang Xing, Jing Lei, Jiyong Zhou
In this study, we designed a nano-system where a novel antibacterial peptide RGD-hylin a1 with reduced hemolysis than the commonly studied melittin was loaded onto mesoporous silica (HMS). We found out that the designed nano-system, RGD-hylin a1-HMS, released RGD-hylin a1 in a pH-dependent manner. It caused apoptosis of cancer cells at low dosage of the antibacterial peptide at pH = 5.5, but was safe to the cells at pH = 7. The hemolytic activity of RGD-hylin a1 itself was reduced by 50~100% by the nano-system depending on the dosage...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893585/thermo-responsive-magnetic-fe3o4-p-meo2max-oegma100-x-nps-and-their-applications-as-drug-delivery-systems
#20
Enaam Jamal Al Dine, Zied Ferjaoui, Jaafar Ghanbaja, Thibault Roques-Carmes, Abdelaziz Meftah, Tayssir Hamieh, Joumana Toufaily, Raphaël Schneider, Sophie Marchal, Eric Gaffet, Halima Alem
The unique physical properties of the superparamagnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs) have made them candidates of choice in nanomedicine especially for diagnostic imaging, therapeutic applications and drug delivery based systems. In this study, superparamagnetic Fe3O4 NPs were synthesized and functionalized with a biocompatible thermoresponsive copolymer to obtain temperature responsive core/shell NPs. The ultimate goal of this work is to build a drug delivery system able to release anticancer drugs in the physiological temperatures range...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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