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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346077/three-dimensional-graphene-biointerface-with-extremely-high-sensitivity-to-single-cancer-cell-monitoring
#1
Xiahua Wang, Aiping Liu, Yun Xing, Hongwei Duan, Weizhong Xu, Qi Zhou, Huaping Wu, Cen Chen, Benyong Chen
We developed a three-dimensional biointerface of graphene-based electrical impedance sensor for metastatic cancer diagnosis at single-cell resolution. Compared with traditional impedance sensor with two-dimensional interface, the graphene biointerface mimiced the topography and somatotype features of cancer cells, achieving more comprehensive and thorough single cell signals in the three-dimensional space. At the nodes of physiological behavior change of single cell, namely cell capture, adhesion, migration and proliferation, the collected electrical signals from graphene biointerface were about two times stronger than those from the two-dimensional gold interface due to the substantial increase in contact area and significant improvement of topographical interaction between cells and graphene electrode...
January 9, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344297/mesoporous-carbon-nanospheres-as-a-multifunctional-carrier-for-cancer-theranostics
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Libo Zhou, Ying Jing, Yubin Liu, Zhihe Liu, Duyang Gao, Haobin Chen, Weiye Song, Tao Wang, Xiaofeng Fang, Weiping Qin, Zhen Yuan, Sheng Dai, Zhen-An Qiao, Changfeng Wu
Optical nanomaterials with intense absorption in near-infrared (NIR) region hold great promise for biomedical applications such as photothermal therapy (PTT) and photoacoustic imaging (PAI). In this work, we report mesoporous carbon nanospheres (Meso-CNs) with broadband and intense absorption in the UV-Vis-NIR region (300-1400 nm) and explore their potential as a multifunctional platform for photoacoustic imaging and chemo-photothermal therapy. Methods: Meso-CNs were prepared by a "silica-assisted" synthesis strategy and characterized by transmission electron microscope and optical spectroscopy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339058/carboxylic-group-riched-graphene-oxide-based-disposable-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-cancer-biomarker-detection
#3
Sajid Rauf, Geetesh K Mishra, Jahanzaib Azhar, Rupesh K Mishra, K Yugender Goud, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Jean Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat
In this work, we have developed for the first time a carboxylic group riched graphene oxide based disposable electrochemical immunosensor for cancer biomarker detection using methylene blue (MB). The developed immunosensor is highly sensitive for detection of biomarker Mucin1 (MUC1) in human serum samples. Development of this disposable electrochemical immunosensor was premeditated by applying specific monoclonal antibodies against MUC1. In this method, we explored highly conductive surface of carboxylic group (-COOH-) rich graphene oxide (GO) on screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCE)...
January 12, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338468/inhibition-of-the-proteasome-activity-by-graphene-oxide-contributes-to-its-cytotoxicity
#4
Xiaochuan Ma, Sangyun Lee, Xingshu Fei, Ge Fang, Tien Huynh, Yu Chong, Zhifang Chai, Cuicui Ge, Ruhong Zhou
Due to its hydrophobicity and other unique physicochemical properties, graphene oxide (GO) has been extensively utilized in various biological applications. However, introducing nanomaterials into the biological environment may raise serious risk in terms of nanotoxicity, leading to some unintended changes to the structure and the function of other biomolecules. This study investigates the interaction of GO with the ubiquitin-proteasome system, one of the essential machineries in the cellular metabolism, using a combination of experimental and computational approaches...
January 16, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330486/new-generation-of-drug-delivery-systems-based-on-ginsenoside-rh2-lysine-and-arginine-treated-highly-porous-graphene-for-improving-anticancer-activity
#5
Hadi Zare-Zardini, Asghar Taheri-Kafrani, Ahmad Amiri, Abdol-Khalegh Bordbar
In this study, Rh2-treated graphene oxide (GO-Rh2), lysine-treated highly porous graphene (Gr-Lys), arginine-treated Gr (Gr-Arg), Rh2-treated Gr-Lys (Gr-Lys-Rh2) and Rh2-treated Gr-Arg (Gr-Arg-Rh2) were synthesized. MTT assay was used for evaluation of cytotoxicity of samples on ovarian cancer (OVCAR3), breast cancer (MDA-MB), Human melanoma (A375) and human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) cell lines. The percentage of apoptotic cells was determined by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL) assay...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329995/multifunctional-hybrid-graphene-oxide-for-circulating-tumor-cell-isolation-and-analysis
#6
Avijit PramaniK, Stacy Jones, Ye Gao, Carrie Sweet, Aruna Vangara, Salma Begum, Paresh Chandra Ray
Even in 21st century, >90% cancer-associated deaths are caused by metastatic disease. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which circulate in the blood stream after release from primary tumors, extravasate and form fatal metastases in different organs. Several clinical trials indicate that CTCs can be used as a liquid biopsy of tumors for early diagnosis of cancers. Since CTCs are extremely rare and exhibit heterogeneous biology due to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), oncologists continue to face enormous challenges in using CTCs as a true "liquid biopsy" for cancer patients...
January 9, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327917/peptide-based-photoelectrochemical-cytosensor-using-a-hollow-tio2-eg-znin2s4-co-sensitized-structure-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-early-apoptotic-cells-and-drug-evaluation
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Rong Wu, Gao-Chao Fan, Li-Ping Jiang, Jun-Jie Zhu
The ability to rapidly detect apoptotic cells and accurately evaluate therapeutic effects is significant in cancer research. To address this target, a biocompatible, ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) cytosensing platform was developed based on electrochemically reduced graphene (EG)/ZnIn2S4 co-sensitized TiO2 coupled with specific recognition between apoptotic cells and phosphatidylserine (PS)-binding peptide (PSBP). In this strategy, HL-60 cells were selected as a model, and C005, nilotinib and imatinib were selected as apoptosis inducers to show cytosensing performance...
January 12, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316718/label-free-sensors-based-on-graphene-field-effect-transistors-for-the-detection-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-cancer-risk-biomarker
#8
Carrie Haslam, Samar Damiati, Toby Whitley, Paul Davey, Emmanuel Ifeachor, Shakil A Awan
We report on the development of label-free chemical vapour deposition (CVD) graphene field effect transistor (GFET) immunosensors for the sensitive detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), a glycoprotein risk biomarker of certain cancers. The GFET sensors were fabricated on Si/SiO₂ substrate using photolithography with evaporated chromium and sputtered gold contacts. GFET channels were functionalised with a linker molecule to an immobile anti-hCG antibody on the surface of graphene. The binding reaction of the antibody with varying concentration levels of hCG antigen demonstrated the limit of detection of the GFET sensors to be below 1 pg/mL using four-probe electrical measurements...
January 8, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308810/real-time-subcellular-imaging-based-on-graphene-biosensors
#9
Lixun Sun, Yuquan Zhang, Yijia Wang, Yong Yang, Chonglei Zhang, Xiaoyu Weng, Siwei Zhu, Xiaocong Yuan
Non-invasive living cell microscopy in real time is essential for a wide variety of biomedical research. Here, we present a subcellular refractive index imaging technique for living cells based on a graphene biosensor system. Owing to the optical reflectivity differences of graphene to s- and p-polarizations, a 45° generalized-cylindrical-vector-polarized laser beam is employed to demodulate the reflected cylindrical vector beam for differential detecting. Benefitting from the vector beam-enabled common-path graphene biosensor, the imaging spatial resolution and refractive index sensitivity are noticeably improved...
January 8, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308494/vibrating-droplet-generation-to-assemble-zwitterion-coated-gold-graphene-oxide-stealth-nanovesicles-for-effective-pancreatic-cancer-chemo-phototherapy
#10
Raj Kumar Thapa, Sae Kwang Ku, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jeong Hoon Byeon, Jong Oh Kim
A vibrating nozzle approach was used to produce uniform (∼2 μm) hybrid droplets containing gold-graphene oxide (Au-GO), doxorubicin (DOX), and zwitterionic chitosan (ZC) for assembly of Au-GO@ZC-DOX stealth nanovesicles (NVs) via a single-pass diffusion drying process without any hydrothermal reactions, separations, or purifications. NVs were prepared with a lateral dimension of ∼53.0 nm, a pH-triggered high DOX release profile, and strong photothermal effects. Macrophage opsonization was prevented, resulting in anti-cancer and anti-migration effects, with high intracellular uptake in PANC-1 and MIA PaCa-2 cells...
January 8, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298530/pectin-conjugated-magnetic-graphene-oxide-nanohybrid-as-a-novel-drug-carrier-for-paclitaxel-delivery
#11
Nizamudin Awel Hussien, Nuran Işıklan, Mustafa Türk
Recent studies have shown that graphene oxide (GO) drug carrier functionalized with biocompatible natural polymers lead to higher loading efficacy and better stability with diminished cellular toxicity. Pectin (PEC) is one of the polysaccharide natural polymers, which has the potential to be used for drug delivery. In this work, we have successfully developed a novel PEC-conjugated magnetic GO nanocarrier for effective delivery of paclitaxel. The structure, surface morphology and thermal stability of the nanohybrid were investigated using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and zeta-sizer...
January 3, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291161/nanotechnology-based-strategies-for-early-cancer-diagnosis-using-circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-liquid-biopsy
#12
REVIEW
Qinqin Huang, Yin Wang, Xingxiang Chen, Yimeng Wang, Zhiqiang Li, Shiming Du, Lianrong Wang, Shi Chen
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cancer cells that shed from a primary tumor and circulate in the bloodstream. As a form of "tumor liquid biopsy", CTCs provide important information for the mechanistic investigation of cancer metastasis and the measurement of tumor genotype evolution during treatment and disease progression. However, the extremely low abundance of CTCs in the peripheral blood and the heterogeneity of CTCs make their isolation and characterization major technological challenges. Recently, nanotechnologies have been developed for sensitive CTC detection; such technologies will enable better cell and molecular characterization and open up a wide range of clinical applications, including early disease detection and evaluation of treatment response and disease progression...
2018: Nanotheranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289826/a-sandwich-type-electrochemical-immunoassay-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-biomarker-cyfra21-1
#13
Yan Zeng, Jing Bao, Yanan Zhao, Danqun Huo, Mei Chen, Yanli Qi, Mei Yang, Huanbao Fa, Changjun Hou
Many studies confirm that the aberrant expression of Cytokeratin 19 fragment 21-1 (CYFRA21-1) is highly correlated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), especially for squamous cell carcinoma. Herein, we report a sandwich-type electrochemical immunosensor based on signal amplification strategy of multiple nanocomposites to test CYFRA21-1 selectively and sensitively. The proposed immunosensor fabricated by three-dimensional graphene (3D-G), chitosan (CS) and glutaraldehyde (GA) composite on the glass carbon electrode (GCE) with a large surface area is prepared to immobilize primary antibodies (Ab1) and provide excellent conductivity...
November 13, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289320/ultrasensitive-flexible-fet-type-aptasensor-for-ca-125-cancer-marker-detection-based-on-carboxylated-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-immobilized-onto-reduced-graphene-oxide-film
#14
Samira Mansouri Majd, Abdollah Salimi
The development of a novel flexible and ultrasensitive aptasensor based on carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)/ reduced graphene oxide-based field effect transistor (FET) has been reported for label-free detection of the ovarian cancer antigen (CA125). The fabricated sensor has a straightforward design based on the noncovalent attachment of MWCNTs/aptamer conjugated onto few layers reduced graphene oxide nanosheets and its integration with poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) as a suitable platform for designing flexible field-effect transistors...
February 13, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275222/perylenetetracarboxylic-acid-and-carbon-quantum-dots-assembled-synergistic-electrochemiluminescence-nanomaterial-for-ultra-sensitive-carcinoembryonic-antigen-detection
#15
Lan-Lan Xu, Wei Zhang, Lei Shang, Rong-Na Ma, Li-Ping Jia, Wen-Li Jia, Huai-Sheng Wang, Li Niu
It is important to design a nice electrochemiluminescence (ECL) biological nanomaterial for fabricating sensitive ECL immunosensor to detect tumor markers. Most reported ECL nanomaterial was decorated by a number of mono-luminophore. Here, we report a novel ECL nanomaterial assembled by dual luminophores perylenetetracarboxylic acid (PTCA) and carbon quantum dots (CQDs). In the ECL nanomaterial, graphene was chosen as nanocarrier. Significant ECL intensity increases are seen in the ECL nanomaterial, which was interpreted with the proposed synergistic promotion ECL meachanism of PTCA and CQDs...
October 17, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250208/electrochemical-and-optical-biosensors-for-early-stage-cancer-diagnosis-by-using-graphene-and-graphene-oxide
#16
REVIEW
Aditya Balaji, Jin Zhang
Conventional instruments for cancer diagnosis including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scan, are expensive and require long-waiting time, whilst the outcomes have not approached to the successful early-stage diagnosis yet. Due to the special properties of graphene-based nanocomposites, e.g., good electrical and thermal conductivity, luminescence, and mechanic flexibility, these ultra-thin two-dimensional nanostructures have been extensively used as platforms for detecting biomolecules and cells...
2017: Cancer Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231948/a-tailored-nanosheet-decorated-with-a-metallized-dendrimer-for-angiography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-combined-chemotherapy
#17
Guilong Zhang, Ruohong Du, Junchao Qian, Xiaojia Zheng, Xiaohe Tian, Dongqing Cai, Jiacai He, Yiqun Wu, Wei Huang, Yuanyin Wang, Xin Zhang, Kai Zhong, Duohong Zou, Zhengyan Wu
Considering the chemical exchange between gadolinium centers and water protons, nanosystems comprising gadolinium conjugated with high specific area nanocarriers might serve as more robust clinical tools for diagnosis and imaging-guided therapy. Herein, a pH-responsive nanosystem containing graphene oxide conjugated with a folic acid- and gadolinium-labeled dendrimer (FA-GCGLD) to boost its T1 contrast ability was developed, and doxorubicin (DOX) and colchicine (COLC) were efficiently loaded onto this nanosystem (FA-GCGLD-DOX/COLC)...
December 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212190/artesunate-modified-nano-graphene-oxide-for-chemo-photothermal-cancer-therapy
#18
Yilin Pang, Zihao Mai, Bin Wang, Lu Wang, Liping Wu, Xiaoping Wang, Tongsheng Chen
Poor water-solubility of artesunate (ARS) hampers its clinical application. We here covalently linked ARS to PEGylated nanographene oxide (nGO-PEG) to obtain ARS-modified nGO-PEG (nGO-PEG-ARS) with excellent photothermal effect and dispersibility in physiological environment. nGO-PEG-ARS induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and peroxynitrite (ONOO─) generations. Although nGO-PEG with near-infrared (NIR) irradiation did not induce cytotoxicity, the photothermal effect of nGO-PEG under NIR irradiation enhanced not only cell uptake but also ONOO─ generation of nGO-PEG-ARS, resulting in the synergistic chemo-photothermal effect of nGO-PEG-ARS in killing HepG2 cells...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205852/glycyrrhetinic-acid-functionalized-graphene-oxide-for-mitochondria-targeting-and-cancer-treatment-in-vivo
#19
Chao Zhang, Zunfeng Liu, Ying Zheng, Yadi Geng, Chao Han, Yamin Shi, Hongbin Sun, Can Zhang, Yijun Chen, Luyong Zhang, Qinglong Guo, Lei Yang, Xiang Zhou, Lingyi Kong
Mitochondria-mediated apoptosis (MMA) is a preferential option for cancer therapy due to the presence of cell-suicide factors in mitochondria, however, low permeability of mitochondria is a bottleneck for targeting drug delivery. In this paper, glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), a natural product from Glycyrrhiza glabra, is found to be a novel mitochondria targeting ligand, which can improve mitochondrial permeability and enhance the drug uptake of mitochondria. GA-functionalized graphene oxide (GO) is prepared and used as an effective carrier for targeted delivery of doxorubicin into mitochondria...
December 4, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197802/developing-the-next-generation-of-graphene-based-platforms-for-cancer-therapeutics-the-potential-role-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#20
REVIEW
Tanveer A Tabish, Shaowei Zhang, Paul G Winyard
Graphene has a promising future in applications such as disease diagnosis, cancer therapy, drug/gene delivery, bio-imaging and antibacterial approaches owing to graphene's unique physical, chemical and mechanical properties alongside minimal toxicity to normal cells, and photo-stability. However, these unique features and bioavailability of graphene are fraught with uncertainties and concerns for environmental and occupational exposure. Changes in the physicochemical properties of graphene affect biological responses including reactive oxygen species (ROS) production...
November 22, 2017: Redox Biology
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