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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342359/semiconducting-photothermal-nanoagonist-for-remote-controlled-specific-cancer-therapy
#1
Xu Zhen, Chen Xie, Yuyan Jiang, Xiangzhao Ai, Bengang Xing, Kanyi Pu
Nanomedicines have shown success in cancer therapy, but the pharmacological actions of most nanomedicine are often nonspecific to cancer cells because of utilization of the therapeutic agents that induce cell apoptosis from inner organelles. We herein report the development of semiconducting photothermal nanoagonists that can remotely and specifically initiate the apoptosis of cancer cells from cell membrane. The organic nanoagonists comprise semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) and capsaicin (Cap) as the photothermally-responsive nanocarrier and the agonist for activation of transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), respectively...
January 17, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342127/enhancement-in-corneal-permeability-of-dissolved-carteolol-by-its-combination-with-magnesium-hydroxide-nanoparticles
#2
Noriaki Nagai, Sakie Yamaoka, Yuya Fukuoka, Miyu Ishii, Hiroko Otake, Kazutaka Kanai, Norio Okamoto, Yoshikazu Shimomura
We prepared magnesium hydroxide (MH) nanoparticles, and investigated their effect when combined with dissolved carteolol on the bioavailability and intraocular pressure (IOP)-reducing effect of carteolol. The carteolol was solved in saline containing additives (0.5% methylcellulose, 0.001% benzalkonium chloride, 0.5% mannitol; CRT-solution). MH nanoparticles were prepared by a bead mill method with additives. Then carteolol/MH microparticle and carteolol/MH nanoparticle fixed combinations (mCMFC and nCMFC) were prepared by mixing the CRT-solution and MH particles...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342126/tailoring-cu-nanoparticle-catalyst-for-methanol-synthesis-using-the-spinning-disk-reactor
#3
Christian Ahoba-Sam, Kamelia V K Boodhoo, Unni Olsbye, Klaus-Joachim Jens
Cu nanoparticles are known to be very active for methanol (MeOH) synthesis at relatively low temperatures, such that smaller particle sizes yield better MeOH productivity. We aimed to control Cu nanoparticle (NP) size and size distribution for catalysing MeOH synthesis, by using the spinning disk reactor. The spinning disk reactor (SDR), which operates based on shear effect and plug flow in thin films, can be used to rapidly micro-mix reactants in order to control nucleation and particle growth for uniform particle size distribution...
January 17, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342119/novel-hybrid-formulations-based-on-thiourea-derivatives-and-core-shell-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-c18-nanostructures-for-the-development-of-antifungal-strategies
#4
Carmen Limban, Alexandru Vasile Missir, Miron Teodor Caproiu, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Coralia Bleotu, Luminita Marutescu, Marius Toma Papacocea, Diana Camelia Nuta
The continuously increasing global impact of fungal infections is requiring the rapid development of novel antifungal agents. Due to their multiple pharmacological activities, thiourea derivatives represent privileged candidates for shaping new drugs. We report here the preparation, physico-chemical characterization and bioevaluation of hybrid nanosystems based on new 2-((4-chlorophenoxy)methyl)-N-(substituted phenylcarbamo-thioyl)benzamides and Fe₃O₄@C18 core@shell nanoparticles. The new benzamides were prepared by an efficient method, then their structure was confirmed by spectral studies and elemental analysis and they were further loaded on Fe₃O₄@C18 nanostructures...
January 17, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341934/advances-in-the-delivery-of-antisense-oligonucleotides-for-combating-bacterial-infectious-diseases
#5
REVIEW
Xiao-Yan Xue, Xing-Gang Mao, Ying Zhou, Zhou Chen, Yue Hu, Zheng Hou, Ming-Kai Li, Jing-Ru Meng, Xiao-Xing Luo
Discovery and development of new antibacterial drugs against multidrug resistant bacterial strains have become more and more urgent. Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) show immense potential to control the spread of resistant microbes due to its high specificity of action, little risk to human gene expression, and easy design and synthesis to target any possible gene. However, efficient delivery of ASOs to their action sites with enough concentration remains a major obstacle, which greatly hampers their clinical application...
January 13, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341915/influence-of-ligands-property-and-particle-size-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-the-protein-adsorption-and-corresponding-targeting-ability
#6
Wei Xiao, Jingyuan Xiong, Shuang Zhang, Yang Xiong, Huajin Zhang, Huile Gao
Nanoparticulated vesicles were widely used for carriers of drugs and imaging probes. To improve the targeting delivery efficiency of these vesicles, ligands were often functionalized onto their surfaces. However, the interaction between vesicles and plasma proteins may cover the ligands and hinder the targeting delivery. It is important to address the potential influence of ligands modification on plasma protein adsorption and the following targeting delivery. In this study, two common used ligands were chosen as the model: transferrin and RGD peptide...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341911/an-efficient-pegylated-gene-delivery-system-with-improved-targeting-synergism-between-octaarginine-and-a-fusogenic-peptide
#7
Ikramy A Khalil, Hideyoshi Harashima
Because of their ability to translocate different cargos into cells, arginine-rich cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) are promising vehicles for drug and gene delivery. The use of CPP-based carriers, however, is hampered by the lack of specificity and by interactions with negative serum components. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is used to decrease such non-specific interactions, albeit its use is associated with reduced transfection efficiency. In this study, we describe the development of PEGylated CPP-based gene carrier with an improved targeting and a high transfection activity...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341900/lamotrigine-loaded-poly-%C3%A9-d-l-lactide-co-caprolactone-nanoparticles-as-brain-delivery-system
#8
Hussein O Ammar, Mahmoud M Ghorab, Azza A Mahmoud, Iman M Higazy
Management of epilepsy requires brain delivery therapy, therefore, this study was aimed to prepare lamotrigine loaded poly-ɛ-(d,l-lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL) nanoparticles using spontaneous emulsification solvent diffusion method. Nanoparticles for brain delivery required to have a particle size <200 nm, polydispesity index <0.2 and a sustained drug release properties. For such aim different factors were considered in preparing the nanoparticles as PLCL monomers' ratio, type of organic solvent used to prepare the nanoparticles, amount of PLCL and Pluronic®F127 in the nanoparticles...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341619/a-new-folate-grafted-chitosan-derivative-to-improve-the-delivery-of-paclitaxel-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-lung-tumour-therapy-by-inhalation
#9
Remi Rosiere, Matthias Van Woensel, Michel Gelbcke, Véronique Mathieu, Julien Hecq, Thomas Mathivet, Marjorie Vermeersch, Pierre G Van Antwerpen, Karim Amighi, Nathalie Wauthoz
Inhaled chemotherapy for the treatment of lung tumours requires that drug delivery systems improve selectivity for cancer cells and tumour penetration and allow sufficient lung residence. To this end, we developed solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) with modified surface properties. We successfully synthesized a new folate-grafted copolymer of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and chitosan, F-PEG-HTCC, with a PEG-graft ratio of 7% and a molecular weight range of 211-250 kDa. F-PEG-HTCC-coated, paclitaxel-loaded SLN were prepared with an encapsulation efficiency, mean diameter and zeta potential of about 100%, 250 nm and +32 mV, respectively...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341617/enhancing-docetaxel-delivery-to-multidrug-resistant-cancer-cells-with-albumin-coated-nanocrystals
#10
Sheryhan F Gad, Joonyoung Park, Ji Eun Park, Gihan N Fetih, Sozan S Tous, Wooin Lee, Yoon Yeo
Intravenous delivery of poorly water-soluble anticancer drugs such as docetaxel (DTX) is challenging due to the low bioavailability and the toxicity related to solubilizing excipients. Colloidal nanoparticles are used as alternative carriers, but low drug loading capacity and circulation instability limit their clinical translation. To address these challenges, DTX nanocrystals (NCs) were prepared using Pluronic F127 as an intermediate stabilizer and albumin as a functional surface modifier, which were previously found to be effective in producing small and stable NCs...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341615/merely-measuring-the-uv-visible-spectrum-of-gold-nanoparticles-can-change-their-charge-state
#11
Jose Navarrete, Chris Siefe, Samuel Alcantar, Michael Belt, Galen D Stucky, Martin Moskovits
Metallic nanostructures exhibit a strong plasmon resonance at a wavelength whose value is sensitive to the charge density in the nanostructure, its size, shape, interparticle coupling and the dielectric properties of its surrounding medium. Here we use UV-Visible transmission and reflectance spectroscopy to track the shifts of the plasmon resonance in an array of gold nanoparticles buried under metal-oxide layers of varying thickness produced using atomic layer deposition (ALD), then coated with bulk layers of one of three metals: aluminum, silver, and gold...
January 17, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341596/core-shell-zif-8-zif-67-derived-cop-nanoparticles-embedded-n-doped-carbon-nanotube-hollow-polyhedron-for-efficient-over-all-water-splitting
#12
Yuan Pan, Kaian Sun, Shoujie Liu, Xing Cao, Konglin Wu, Weng-Chon Cheong, Zheng Chen, Yu Wang, Yang Li, Yunqi Liu, Dingsheng Wang, Qing Peng, Chen Chen, Yadong Li
The construction of highly active and stable non-noble metal electrocatalysts for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions electrocatalysts is a major challenge for overall water splitting. Herein, we report a novel hybrid nanostructure with CoP na-noparticles (NPs) embedded in N-doped carbon nanotube hollow polyhedron (NCNHP) through a pyrolysis-oxidation-phosphidation strategy derived from core-shell ZIF-8@ZIF-67. Benefiting from the synergistic effects between highly active CoP NPs and NCNHP, the CoP/NCNHP hybrid exhibited outstanding bifunctional electrocatalytic performances...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341589/metal-organic-frameworks-mofs-derived-hierarchical-co3o4-structures-as-efficient-sensing-materials-for-acetone-detection
#13
Rui Zhang, Tingting Zhou, Lili Wang, Tong Zhang
High sensitive and stable gas sensors have attracted much attention because they are the key to innovations in the fields of environment, health, energy savings and security, etc. Sensing materials, which influence the practical sensing performance, are the crucial parts for gas sensors. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are considered as alluring sensing materials for gas sensors due to the possession of high specific surface area, unique morphology, abundant metal sites and functional linkers. Herein, four kinds of porous hierarchical Co3O4 structures have been selectively controlled by optimizing the thermal decomposition (temperature, rate and atmosphere) using ZIF-67 as precursor that was obtained from coprecipitation method with the co-assistant of cobalt salt and 2-methylimidazole in the solution of methanol...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341587/fucoidan-prolongs-the-circulation-time-of-dextran-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#14
Maha R A Abdollah, Thomas J Carter, Clare Jones, Tammy L Kalber, Vineeth Rajkumar, Berend Tolner, Cordula Gruettner, May Zaw-Thin, Julia Baguña Torres, Matthew Ellis, Mathew Robson, R Barbara Pedley, Paul Mulholland, Rafael T M de Rosales, Kerry Ann Chester
The magnetic properties and safety of dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have facilitated their clinical use as MRI contrast agents and stimulated research on applications for SPIONs in particle imaging and magnetic hyperthermia. The wider clinical potential of SPIONs, however, has been limited by their rapid removal from circulation via the reticuloendothelial system (RES). We explored the possibility of extending SPION circulatory time using fucoidan, a seaweed-derived food supplement, to inhibit RES uptake...
January 17, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341585/self-powered-micro-fluidic-transport-system-based-on-triboelectric-nanogenerator-and-electrowetting-technique
#15
Nie Jinhui, Zewei Ren, Jiajia Shao, Chaoran Deng, Liang Xu, Xiangyu Chen, Meicheng Li, Zhong Lin Wang
Electrowetting technique is an actuation method for manipulating position and velocity of fluids in the microchannels. By combining electrowetting technique and a freestanding mode triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), we have designed a self-powered micro-fluidic transport system. In this system, a mini vehicle is fabricated by using four droplets to carry a pallet (6 mm × 8 mm) and it can transport some tiny object on the track electrodes under the drive of TENG. The motion of TENG can provide both driving power and control signal for the mini vehicle...
January 17, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341583/tumor-catalytic-photothermal-therapy-with-yolk-shell-gold-carbon-nanozymes
#16
Lei Fan, Xiangdong Xu, Chunhua Zhu, Jie Han, Lizeng Gao, Juqun Xi, Rong Guo
Nanozymes, as a new generation of artificial enzymes, offer great opportunities in biomedical engineering and disease treatment. Synergizing the multiple intrinsic functions of nanozymes can improve their performance in biological systems. Here, we report a novel nanozyme with yolk-shell structure fabricated by combining a single gold nanoparticle core with a porous hollow carbon shell nanospheres (Au@HCNs). Au@HCNs exhibited enzyme-like activities similar to horseradish peroxidase and oxidase under an acidic environment, showing the ability of ROS generation...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341422/synthesis-and-luminescence-properties-of-cubic-shaped-ca1-x-tio3-eu3-particles
#17
Shang Zhou, Hua Wang, Li Zhong, Guanghai Li
In this article Ca1-x TiO3 :xEu3+ single crystalline particles with a cubic morphology and average size of 248 to 815 nm were synthesized by a solvothermal method. The structural and optical properties of the Ca1-x TiO3 :xEu3+ cubes were investigated, the formation mechanism of the cubes were analyzed and discussed, and the influence of Eu doping content and cubic size on the photoluminescence were examined. The differences in the photoluminescence between Ca1-x TiO3 :xEu3+ cubic crystals and nanoparticles was analyzed...
January 17, 2018: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341418/hand-held-clinical-dual-mode-ultrasound-photoacoustic-imaging-of-rat-urinary-bladder-and-its-applications
#18
Kathyayini Sivasubramanian, Vijitha Periyasamy, Rhonnie Austria Dienzo, Manojit Pramanik
Urinary bladder imaging is critical to diagnose urinary tract disorders, and bladder cancer. There is a great need for safe, non-invasive, and sensitive imaging technique which enables bladder imaging. Photoacoustic imaging is a rapidly growing imaging technique for various biological applications. It can be combined with clinical ultrasound imaging system for hand-held, dual modal ultrasound-photoacoustic real-time imaging. Structural (bladder wall) and functional (accretion of nanoparticles) bladder imaging is shown here with combined ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging in rats...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341380/tuning-the-adsorption-energy-of-methanol-molecules-along-ni-n-doped-carbon-phase-boundaries-via-the-mott-schottky-effect-for-highly-efficient-dehydrogenation-of-gas-phase-methanol
#19
Zhong-Hua Xue, Jing-Tan Han, Wei-Jie Feng, Qiu-Ying Yu, Xin-Hao Li, Markus Antonietti, Jie-Sheng Chen
Engineering the adsorption of molecules on active sites is an integral and challenging part for the design of highly efficient transition-metal-based catalysts for methanol dehydrogenation. Here we report a Mott-Schottky catalyst composed of Ni nanoparticles and tailorable nitrogen-doped carbon-foam (Ni/NCF) and thus tunable adsorption energy for highly efficient and selective dehydrogenation of gas-phase methanol to hydrogen and CO even under relatively high weight hourly space velocities (WHSV). Both theoretical and experimental results reveal the key role of the rectifying contact at the Ni/NCF boundaries in tailoring the electron density of Ni species and enhancing the absorption energies of methanol molecules, which leads to a remarkably high turnover frequency (TOF) value (356 mol methanol mol-1 Ni h-1 at 350 °C), 10-fold outpacing the bench-marked transition-metal catalysts in the literature...
January 17, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341371/electrochemical-monitoring-of-aflatoxin-m1-in-milk-samples-using-silver-nanoparticles-dispersed-on-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-gqds-nanocomposite
#20
Rana Shadjou, Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Mohammad Heidar-Poor, Nasrin Shadjou
Aflatoxins are potential food pollutants produced by fungi. One of important toxins is aflatoxin M1 (AFM1). A great deal of concern is associated with AFM1 toxicity. In the present study, an innovative electrochemical interface for quantitation of AFM1 based on ternary signal amplification strategy was fabricated. In this work, silver nanoparticles was electrodeposited onto green and biocompatible nanocomposite containing α-cyclodextrin as conductive matrix and graphene quantum dots as amplification element...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
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