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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807238/unravelling-the-complexity-of-signalling-networks-in-cancer-a-review-of-the-increasing-role-for-computational-modelling
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REVIEW
John Garland
Cancer induction is a highly complex process involving hundreds of different inducers but whose eventual outcome is the same. Clearly, it is essential to understand how signalling pathways and networks generated by these inducers interact to regulate cell behaviour and create the cancer phenotype. While enormous strides have been made in identifying key networking profiles, the amount of data generated far exceeds our ability to understand how it all "fits together". The number of potential interactions is astronomically large and requires novel approaches and extreme computation methods to dissect them out...
September 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806615/graphene-gold-based-nanocomposites-applications-in-cancer-diseases-efficient-detection-and-therapeutic-tools
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REVIEW
Lina A Al-Ani, Mohammed A AlSaadi, Farkaad A Kadir, Najihah M Hashim, Nurhidayatullaili M Julkapli, Wageeh A Yehye
Early detection and efficient treatment of cancer disease remains a drastic challenge in 21st century. Throughout the bulk of funds, studies, and current therapeutics, cancer seems to aggressively advance with drug resistance strains and recurrence rates. Nevertheless, nanotechnologies have indeed given hope to be the next generation for oncology applications. According to US National cancer institute, it is anticipated to revolutionize the perspectives of cancer diagnosis and therapy. With such success, nano-hybrid strategy creates a marvelous preference...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792728/an-environment-activatable-nanoprodrug-two-step-surveillance-in-the-anticancer-drug-release
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Sandipan Biswas, Joyjyoti Das, Shrabani Barman, Bhaskara Rao Pinninti, Tapas K Maiti, N D Pradeep Singh
Remedial cancer therapy deals with a large number of theranostic applications. However, systems, so far known, are only capable of single surveillance for both diagnostic and therapeutic modes of actions. A nanosystem, which can be localized to the cancer and deliver the chemotherapeutic agent on demand, will provide effective therapeutic activity. Herein, we designed a single component nanoprodrug ANPD-X (Activatable Nano Pro-Drug-X) which indentified the tumor sites by fluorescent colour change (signal 1, blue to green fluorescence) using H2O2-mediated oxidation of boronate fluorophore...
August 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783505/surface-modification-of-docetaxel-nanocrystals-with-her2-antibody-to-enhance-cell-growth-inhibition-in-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Jin-Seok Choi, Jeong-Sook Park
Here, we describe docetaxel nanocrystals (DTX-NCs) surface-modified with Herceptin(®) (HCT) for combination cancer therapy. Using nano-precipitation and adsorption method, DTX-NCs and HCT-DTX-NCs were successfully prepared. The morphologies of DTX-NCs and HCT-DTX-NCs were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The particle size and surface charge were evaluated by zeta-sizer and zeta-potential, respectively. Moreover, DTX-NCs and HCT-DTX-NCs were evaluated in terms of an in vitro drug release, cellular uptake and cytotoxicity...
July 27, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762267/charge-reversible-multifunctional-hpma-copolymers-for-mitochondrial-targeting
#5
Fengling Wang, Wei Sun, Lian Li, Lijia Li, Yuanyuan Liu, Zhi-Rong Zhang, Yuan Huang
Mitochondrial-oriented delivery of anticancer drugs has been considered as a promising strategy to improve the antitumor efficiency of chemotherapeutics. However, the physiological and biological barriers from the injection site to the final mitochondrial action site remain great challenges. Herein, a novel mitochondrial-targeted multifunctional nanocomplex based on N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymers (MPC) is designed to enhance drug accumulation in mitochondria. MPC possesses various functions such as extracellular pH response, superior cellular uptake, lysosomal escape, and mitochondrial targeting...
August 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758589/carbon-nanotubes-in-the-treatment-of-skin-cancers-safety-and-toxicological-aspects
#6
Nida Akhtar, Kamla Pathak
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer is depicted to be the most common malignant disease across the globe that is frequently diagnosed in people bearing light skin. Three common forms of skin cancers are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Treatment of skin cancers comprises of various forms of management strategies that can help in curing the disease including the use of several therapeutic agents. Though numerous therapies have been explored till date to deliver the active therapeutics, nanoparticulate based targeted therapy has garnered considerable interest and is a promising approach in treating skin cancers...
2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755992/microgels-of-silylated-hpmc-as-a-multimodal-system-for-drug-co-encapsulation
#7
Mohamed Zayed, Corine Tourne-Peteilh, Michel Ramonda, Gildas Rethore, Pierre Weiss, Jean Martinez, Gilles Subra, Ahmad Mehdi, Jean-Marie Devoisselle, Philippe Legrand
Combined therapy is a global strategy developed to prevent drug resistance in cancer and infectious diseases. In this field, there is a need of multifunctional drug delivery systems able to co-encapsulate small drug molecules, peptides, proteins, associated to targeting functions, nanoparticles. Silylated hydrogels are alkoxysilane hybrid polymers that can be engaged in a sol-gel process, providing chemical cross linking in physiological conditions, and functionalized biocompatible hybrid materials. In the present work, microgels were prepared with silylated (hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose (Si-HPMC) that was chemically cross linked in soft conditions of pH and temperature...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754120/nano-based-delivery-of-rnai-in-cancer-therapy
#8
REVIEW
Yong Xin, Min Huang, Wen Wen Guo, Qian Huang, Long Zhen Zhang, Guan Jiang
BACKGROUND: RNA interference (RNAi), a newly developed method in which RNA molecules inhibit gene expression, has recently received considerable research attention. In the development of RNAi-based therapies, nanoparticles, which have distinctive size effects along with facile modification strategies and are capable of mediating effective RNAi with targeting potential, are attracting extensive interest. OBJECTIVE: This review presents an overview of the mechanisms of RNAi molecules in gene therapy and the different nanoparticles used to deliver RNAi molecules; briefly describes the current uses of RNAi in cancer therapy along with the nano-based delivery of RNA molecules in previous studies; and highlights some other carriers that have been applied in clinical settings...
July 28, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752708/-advances-in-nanoparticle-targeting-tumor-associated-macrophages-for-cancer-imaging-and-therapy
#9
Guo Fengliang, Tang Guping, H U Qinglian
Tumor tissues are composed of tumor cells and complicate microenvironment. Tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) as an important component in tumor microenvironment, play fundamental roles in tumor progression, metastasis and microenvironment regulation. Recently, studies have found that nanotechnology, as an emerging platform, provides unique potential for cancer imaging and therapy. With the nanotechnology, TAMs imaging presents direct evidence for cancer development, progression, and the effectiveness of cancer treatments; it also can regulate the immunosuppression of tumor microenvironment and improve therapeutic efficiency through TAMs targeted killing or phenotypic transformation...
March 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741923/co-delivery-of-trichosanthin-and-albendazole-by-nano-self-assembly-for-overcoming-tumor-multidrug-resistance-and-metastasis
#10
Yisi Tang, Jianming Liang, Aihua Wu, Yingzhi Chen, Pengfei Zhao, Tingting Lin, Meng Zhang, Qin Xu, Jianxin Wang, Yongzhuo Huang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) and metastasis are the major obstacles in cancer chemotherapy. Nanotechnology-based combination therapy is a useful strategy. Recently, the combination of biologics and small drugs has attracted much attention in cancer therapy. Yet, the treatment outcomes are often compromised by the different pharmacokinetic profiles of the co-administered drugs thus leading to inconsistent drug uptake and suboptimal drug combination at the tumor sites. Nanotechnology-based co-delivery offers a promising method to address this problem, which is well demonstrated in the use of small drug combinations...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741878/anticancer-gold-n-heterocyclic-carbene-complexes-a-comparative-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-study
#11
Angela Casini, Natalia Estrada-Ortiz, Chiara Gabbiani, Federica Guarra, Geny Groothuis, Inge de Graaf, Marina de Jager, Lorella Marchetti
A series of organometallic Au(I) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes was synthesized and characterized on anticancer activity in four human cancer cell lines. The compounds' toxicity in healthy tissue was determined using precision cut kidney slices (PCKS) as a tool to determine the potential selectivity of the Au complexes ex vivo. All evaluated compounds presented cytotoxic activity towards the cancer cells in the nano- or low micromolar range. The mixed Au(I) NHC complex - (ter-butylethynyl)-1,3-bis-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene gold(I), bearing an alkynyl moiety as ancillary ligand, showed high cytotoxicity in cancer cells in vitro, while being barely toxic in healthy rat kidney tissues...
July 25, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737393/continuous-o2-evolving-mnfe2o4-nanoparticle-anchored-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-efficient-photodynamic-therapy-in-hypoxic-cancer
#12
Jonghoon Kim, Hye Rim Cho, Hyejin Jeon, Dokyoon Kim, Changyeong Song, Nohyun Lee, Seung Hong Choi, Taeghwan Hyeon
Therapeutic effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) are limited by cancer hypoxia because the PDT process is dependent on O2 concentration. Herein, we design biocompatible manganese ferrite nanoparticle-anchored mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MFMSNs) to overcome hypoxia, consequently enhancing the therapeutic efficiency of PDT. By exploiting the continuous O2-evolving property of MnFe2O4 nanoparticles through the Fenton reaction, MFMSNs relieve hypoxic condition using a small amount of nanoparticles and improve therapeutic outcomes of PDT for tumors in vivo...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732851/nanoparticle-assisted-solvent-selective-transdermal-combination-therapy-of-curcumin-and-5-flurouracil-for-efficient-cancer-treatment
#13
T S Anirudhan, Anoop S Nair, Sabari J Bino
Skin cancer is one among the many prominent diseases of the modern world and millions of people are suffering due to the lack of proper medication. Even though transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS) provide an efficient route of drug administration, the advantages of combination chemotherapy have rarely been extended into TDDS. In the present work, a polymer capable of simultaneously encapsulating two anti-cancer drugs: 5-flurouracil (5-FU) and curcumin (CUR), and releasing them with varying kinetics as a function of the leaching solvent was developed...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729402/wilms-tumor-ncam-expressing-cancer-stem-cells-as-potential-therapeutic-target-for-polymeric-nanomedicine
#14
Ela Markovsky, Einav Vax, Dikla Ben-Shushan, Anat Eldar-Boock, Rachel Shukrun, Eilam Yeini, Iris Barshack, Revital Caspi, Orit Harari-Steinberg, Naomi Pode-Shakked, Benjamin Dekel, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
Cancer stem cells (CSC) form a specific population within the tumor that has been shown to have self-renewal and differentiation properties, increased ability to migrate and form metastases, and increased resistance to chemotherapy. Consequently, even a small number of cells remaining after therapy can repopulate the tumor and cause recurrence of the disease. CSCs in Wilms tumor, a pediatric renal cancer, were previously shown to be characterized by neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) expression. Therefore, NCAM provides a specific biomarker through which the CSC population in this tumor can be targeted...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708066/novel-selective-detection-method-of-tumor-angiogenesis-factors-using-living-nano-robots
#15
Mohamed Al-Fandi, Nida Alshraiedeh, Rami Owies, Hala Alshdaifat, Omamah Al-Mahaseneh, Khadijah Al-Tall, Rawan Alawneh
This paper reports a novel self-detection method for tumor cells using living nano-robots. These living robots are a nonpathogenic strain of E. coli bacteria equipped with naturally synthesized bio-nano-sensory systems that have an affinity to VEGF, an angiogenic factor overly-expressed by cancer cells. The VEGF-affinity/chemotaxis was assessed using several assays including the capillary chemotaxis assay, chemotaxis assay on soft agar, and chemotaxis assay on solid agar. In addition, a microfluidic device was developed to possibly discover tumor cells through the overexpressed vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
July 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707589/advances-in-the-anticancer-value-of-the-ursolic-acid-through-nanodelivery
#16
Azadeh Manayi, Marjan Nikan, Navid Nobakht Haghighid, Mohammad Abdollahi
Ursolic acid, a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid is commonly found in plants and foods with promising biological and pharmacological activities. The compound has been under the attention of researchers due to its considerable anticancer effects through suppression of differentiation, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis of tumor cells via different pathways with low toxicity. Bioavailability of ursolic acid is poor due to poor solubility of the compound in water. Low bioavailability and short plasma half-life of ursolic acid along with non-specific distribution in the body are considered as impediments in the therapeutic development of the compound...
July 13, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706754/smart-release-nano-formulation-of-cytochrome-c-and-hyaluronic-acid-induces-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
#17
C M Figueroa, B N Suárez, A M Molina, J C Fernández, Z Torres, K Griebenow
Herein we tested a nanosized cancer-cell targeted delivery system based on cytochrome c (Cyt c) and hyaluronic acid. Cyt c was chosen since it is a per se non-toxic protein but causes apoptosis when delivered to the cytoplasm of target cells. Hyaluronic acid was employed to create the nanosized delivery system with passive targeting capability in order to exploit the enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect and active targeting capability of hyaluronic acid. In addition, our goal was to incorporate a smart release strategy to only promote protein release upon reaching its target...
February 2017: Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704056/a-nano-in-nano-polymer-dendrimer-nanoparticle-based-nanosystem-for-controlled-multidrug-delivery
#18
Zongmin Zhao, Song Lou, Yun Hu, Jie Zhu, Chenming Zhang
Codelivery of multiple chemotherapeutics with different action mechanisms is a promising strategy for cancer treatment. In this study, we developed a novel polymer-dendrimer hybrid nanoparticle-based nanosystem for efficient and controlled codelivery of two model chemotherapeutics, doxorubicin (DOX) and paclitaxel (PTX). The nanosystem was characterized to have a nano-in-nano structure with a size of around 150 nm. The model drugs could feasibly be loaded into the nanosystem ratiometrically with high drug-loading contents by controlling the feeding drug ratios...
August 7, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702620/nanoparticle-delivery-of-curcumin-induces-cellular-hypoxia-and-ros-mediated-apoptosis-via-modulation-of-bcl-2-bax-in-human-neuroblastoma
#19
Irina Kalashnikova, Joseph Mazar, Craig J Neal, Amy L Rosado, Soumen Das, Tamarah J Westmoreland, Sudipta Seal
In this study, several formulations of nanoceria and dextran-nanoceria with curcumin, each demonstrated to have anti-cancer properties, were synthesized and applied as treatment for human childhood neuroblastoma. The anti-cancer activities of these formulations were explored in neuroblastoma models of both MYCN-amplified and non-amplified cell lines. Ceria nanoparticles, coated with dextran and loaded with curcumin, were found to induce substantial cell death in neuroblastoma cells (up to a 2-fold and a 1.6-fold decrease in cell viability for MYCN-upregulated and normal expressing cell lines, respectively; *p < 0...
July 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702600/an-nir-sensitive-layered-supramolecular-nanovehicle-for-combined-dual-modal-imaging-and-synergistic-therapy
#20
Shanyue Guan, Yangziwan Weng, Mengnan Li, Ruizheng Liang, Chenghua Sun, Xiaozhong Qu, Shuyun Zhou
A supramolecular nanovehicle, denoted as ICG-DOX/Gd-LDH, was synthesized by the co-intercalation of indocyanine green (ICG) and doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) into a gallery of Gd(3+)-doped-layered double hydroxide (Gd-LDH) such that to achieve a chemo-photothermal synergistic therapeutic agent. The unique structure of Gd-LDH can not only stabilize the photothermal agent ICG to enhance the photothermal efficiency, but also hamper the recombination between electron and holes, leading to the generation of more reactive oxygen species (ROS) under irradiation in the NIR range...
July 27, 2017: Nanoscale
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