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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526342/ph-controlled-drug-delivery-with-hybrid-aerogel-of-chitosan-carboxymethyl-cellulose-and-graphene-oxide-as-the-carrier
#1
Ren Wang, Dan Shou, Ouyang Lv, Yong Kong, Linhong Deng, Jian Shen
Hybrid aerogels of chitosan (CS), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and graphene oxide (GO) are successfully prepared by using calcium ion (Ca(2+)) as the crosslinker. The resultant hybrid aerogels, CS/CMC/Ca(2+)/GO, are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Due to the pH sensitivity of CS and CMC, pH-controlled drug delivery with CS/CMC/Ca(2+)/GO as the carrier is investigated using 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), an effective chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of cancers, as the model drug...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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
#2
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/28461100/reinforcing-nanomedicine-using-graphene-family-nanomaterials
#3
REVIEW
Jumana Abdul Jaleel, S Sruthi, K Pramod
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon which consists of single layered sp(2) hybridized carbon arranged in honey comb lattice. The fascinating properties such as ultrahigh surface area, high electrical and thermal conductivity and optical property made graphene a major point of research interest. Apart from their application in the field such as nanoelectronics, energy storage, engineering of nanocomposite materials, transistors, sensors, diodes, catalysis; they are also investigated in the field of nanomedicine...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453020/graphene-oxide-black-phosphorus-nanoflake-aerogels-with-robust-thermo-stability-and-significantly-enhanced-photothermal-properties-in-air
#4
Chenyang Xing, Guanghui Jing, Xin Liang, Meng Qiu, Zhongjun Li, Rui Cao, Xiaojing Li, Dianyuan Fan, Han Zhang
Here we report a new kind of three-dimensional (3D) hybrid aerogels, based on graphene oxide (GO) and black phosphorus nanoflakes (BPNFs), for the first time. Our results demonstrate that the as-prepared GO/BPNF hybrid aerogels exhibited significantly enhanced photothermal as well as electrical properties of GO aerogels due to the addition of BP. Moreover, they also possessed excellent photothermal stability under ambient conditions without any protection, which can be ascribed to the coverage of BPNFs with GO nanosheets in these aerogels...
April 28, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445606/structural-and-biological-properties-of-thermosensitive-chitosan-graphene-hybrid-hydrogels-for-sustained-drug-delivery-applications
#5
Leyla Saeednia, Li Yao, Marcus Berndt, Kim Cluff, Ramazan Asmatulu
Chitosan has the ability to make injectable thermosensitive hydrogels which has been highly investigated for drug delivery applications. The addition of nanoparticles is one way to increase the mechanical strength of thermosensitive chitosan hydrogel and subsequently and control the burst release of drug. Graphene nanoparticles have shown unique mechanical, optical and electrical properties which can be exploited for biomedical applications, especially in drug delivery. This study, have focused on the mechanical properties of a thermosensitive and injectable hybrid chitosan hydrogel incorporated with graphene nanoparticles...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443516/synergistic-effect-of-graphene-oxide-coated-nanotised-apigenin-with-paclitaxel-go-na-ptx-a-ros-dependent-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-ovarian-cancer
#6
Manish Kumar Pal, Shyam Pyari Jaiswar, Ashish Dwivedi, Shruti Goyal, Vinay Nand Dwivedi, Anumesh Kumar Pathak, Vinod Kumar, Pushp Lata Sankhwar, Ratan Singh Ray
Ovarian cancer is most lethal among all gynecologic malignancies. Paclitaxel (PTX) is well used chemotherapeutic regimen for cancer control; however its undesired toxicity has been always a matter of concern for clinicians. Here we used the graphene oxide coated nanotised apigenin (GO-NA) as chemo sensitizing agent to enhance the efficacy of paclitaxel to overcome the limitations of chemotherapy. GO and GO-Apigenin was prepared by modified Hummers method and the nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy Human ovarian adenocarcinomas (SKOV-3) cells was treated by DMSO, Group I (Control)-McCoy's 5A Medium, Group II-Paclitaxel (5nM) alone, Group III- Nanotised Apigenin (GO-NA-10μM) Group IV- Paclitaxel (5nM) + GO-NA (10μM)...
April 24, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442744/biomimetic-antimicrobial-cloak-by-graphene-oxide-agar-hydrogel
#7
Massimiliano Papi, Valentina Palmieri, Francesca Bugli, Marco De Spirito, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Carlotta Ciancico, Maria Chiara Braidotti, Silvia Gentilini, Luca Angelani, Claudio Conti
Antibacterial surfaces have an enormous economic and social impact on the worldwide technological fight against diseases. However, bacteria develop resistance and coatings are often not uniform and not stable in time. The challenge is finding an antibacterial coating that is biocompatible, cost-effective, not toxic, and spreadable over large and irregular surfaces. Here we demonstrate an antibacterial cloak by laser printing of graphene oxide hydrogels mimicking the Cancer Pagurus carapace. We observe up to 90% reduction of bacteria cells...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442269/enhanced-adhesion-and-in-situ-photothermal-ablation-of-cancer-cells-in-surface-functionalized-electrospun-microfiber-scaffold-with-graphene-oxide
#8
Nicolò Mauro, Cinzia Scialabba, Giovanna Pitarresi, Gaetano Giammona
The physicochemical characteristics of a biomaterial surface highly affect the interaction with living cells. Recently, much attention has been focused on the adhesion properties of functional biomaterials toward cancer cells, since is expected to control metastatic spread of a tumor, which is related to good probability containing the progression of disease burden. Here, we designed an implantable poly(caprolactone)-based electrospun microfiber scaffold, henceforth PCLMF-GO, to simultaneously capture and kill cancer cells by tuning physicochemical features of the hybrid surface through nitrogen plasma activation and hetero-phase graphene oxide (GO) covalent functionalization...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435453/sirna-delivery-with-pegylated-graphene-oxide-nanosheets-for-combined-photothermal-and-genetherapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Feng Yin, Kuan Hu, Yangzi Chen, Mengying Yu, Dongyuan Wang, Qianqian Wang, Ken-Tye Yong, Fei Lu, Yongye Liang, Zigang Li
Since the successful exfoliation of graphene from graphite in 2004, graphene and graphene oxide (GO) have been considered the most promising two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials with distinguished physical and chemical characteristics and have attracted great attention in many different fields. Graphene oxide is well-known for its distinct physiochemical properties and shows only minimal cytotoxicity compared to carbon nanotubes. Until now, only limited efforts have been invested in utilizing GO for gene therapy in pancreatic cancer treatments...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433858/reduced-graphene-oxide-chitosan-aptamer-interface-as-new-platform-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2
#10
Arezoo Tabasi, Abdollah Noorbakhsh, Ensiyeh Sharifi
The present work describes an ultrasensitive electrochemical aptamer-based assay for detection of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 protein (HER2) cancer biomarker as a model analyte. Results show that the reduced graphene oxide-chitosan (rGO-Chit) film as a suitable electrode material possesses great favorable properties including high homogeneity, good stability, large surface area and high fraction of amine groups as aptamer binding sites. Various steps of aptasensor fabrication were characterized using microscopic, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques...
September 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415455/heparin-modified-graphene-oxide-for-ph-sensitive-sustained-release-of-doxorubicin-hydrochloride
#11
Baomei Zhang, Xiaoye Yang, Yang Wang, Guangxi Zhai
A novel nanocarrier of heparin (Hep) modified graphene oxide (GO) was fabricated via a linker (adipic dihydrazide) and used as a pH-sensitive drug delivery system for controlling the release of anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) for anti-tumor therapy. The finally obtained nanocarrier was GO-ADH-Hep with better stability, blood compatibility and biocompatibility confirmed by the hemolytic test and in vitro cytotoxicity study. Its safety issue was greatly improved via Hep modification. The amount of DOX loaded onto GO-ADH-Hep was significantly high and dependent on pH value...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412662/a-wireless-point-of-care-testing-system-for-the-detection-of-neuron-specific-enolase-with-microfluidic-paper-based-analytical-devices
#12
Yan Fan, Juntao Liu, Yang Wang, Jinping Luo, Huiren Xu, Shengwei Xu, Xinxia Cai
Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) had clinical significance on diagnosis, staging, monitoring effect and judging prognosis of small cell lung cancer. Thus, there had a growing demand for the on-site testing of NSE. Here, a wireless point-of-care testing (POCT) system with electrochemical measurement for NSE detection was developed and verified. The wireless POCT system consisted of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs), electrochemical detector and Android's smartphone. Differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) measurement was adopted by means of electrochemical detector which including a potentiostat and current-to-voltage converter...
September 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401206/recent-advances-in-carbon-based-nanosystems-for-cancer-theranostics
#13
REVIEW
Shine Augustine, Jay Singh, Manish Srivastava, Monica Sharma, Asmita Das, Bansi D Malhotra
One of the major challenges in our contemporary society is to facilitate healthy life for all human beings. In this context, cancer has become one of the most deadly diseases around the world, and despite many advances in theranostics techniques the treatment of cancer still remains an important problem. With recent advances made in the field of nano-biotechnology, carbon-based nanostructured materials have drawn special attention because of their unique physicochemical properties, giving rise to great potential for the diagnosis and therapy of cancer...
May 2, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371194/graphene-as-multi-functional-delivery-platform-in-cancer-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Mojgan Nejabat, Fahimeh Charbgoo, Mohammad Ramezani
The biomedical applications of graphene-based nanomaterials including drug and gene delivery have grown rapidly in the past few years. This is due to its high surface area that results in high cargo loading capacity. It is demonstrated that graphene can improve drug efficacy without increasing the dose of the chemotherapeutic agent in cancer treatment. Considering these valuable benefits of graphene, this review focused on the newest advancements in drug and gene delivery systems using graphene and unveiling advantages and disadvantages of different graphene-based materials in introducing an effective cargo delivery system for cancer therapy...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371113/simulated-sunlight-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-for-melanoma-skin-cancer-by-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-gold-nanocluster-graphene-heterogeneous-nanocomposites
#15
Yan Cheng, Yun Chang, Yanlin Feng, Ning Liu, Xiujuan Sun, Yuqing Feng, Xi Li, Haiyuan Zhang
Simulated sunlight has promise as a light source able to alleviate the severe pain associated with patients during photodynamic therapy (PDT); however, low sunlight utilization efficiency of traditional photosensitizers dramatically limits its application. Titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-gold-nanocluster-graphene (TAG) heterogeneous nanocomposites are designed to efficiently utilize simulated sunlight for melanoma skin cancer PDT. The narrow band gap in gold nanoclusters (Au NCs), and staggered energy bands between Au NCs, titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs), and graphene can result in efficient utilization of simulated sunlight and separation of electron-hole pairs, facilitating the production of abundant hydroxyl and superoxide radicals...
March 31, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368056/ph-responsive-fluorescent-graphene-quantum-dots-for-fluorescence-guided-cancer-surgery-and-diagnosis
#16
Zetan Fan, Shixin Zhou, Cesar Garcia, Louzhen Fan, Jiangbing Zhou
Cancer remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Improved cancer treatment requires enhancement of cancer diagnosis and detection. To achieve this goal, here we report a novel imaging probe, pH-responsive fluorescent graphene quantum dots (pRF-GQDs). pRF-GQDs were prepared by electrolysis of graphite rods in sodium p-toluenesulfonate acetonitrile solution. The resulting pRF-GQDs, which have minimal toxicity, display a sharp fluorescence transition between green and blue at pH 6.8, a pH matching the acidic extracellular microenvironment in solid tumors...
April 13, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343134/exfoliated-graphene-nanosheets-ph-sensitive-drug-carrier-and-anti-cancer-activity
#17
Nisha Tyagi, Nour F Attia, Kurt E Geckeler
A straightforward and facile method for the exfoliation of graphene sheets using poly(vinylpyrrolidone) nanoparticles of an average size of 42nm was developed and their dual role as pH-sensitive drug carrier and anti-cancer agent was evaluated. The cytotoxic impact of the exfoliated nanosheets (GRP-PVP-NP) was examined on various cells (HCT-116, HeLa, SCC-9, NIH-3T3 and HEK-293cells) by a series of assays. Their cytotoxic nature was attributed to affecting the mitochondrial enzyme activity, proliferation capability, and the formation of tight junctions in cancer cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342377/live-cell-biosensing-platforms-using-graphene-based-hybrid-nanomaterials
#18
REVIEW
Tae-Hyung Kim, Donghyun Lee, Jeong-Woo Choi
A novel strategy to precisely detect or monitor various biomaterials in living cells poses paramount importance in understanding cellular processes. Graphene, a newly emerged two-dimensional carbon material, has been widely utilized for biosensors owing to its multifarious characteristics including mechanical, electrical, and optical properties (e.g. stability, conductivity, fluorescence quenching and photoluminescence). In addition, graphene derivatives and their innate characteristics, such as biocompatibility low cytotoxicity and water solubility have facilitated the use of graphene-based materials for live cell biosensing, wherein graphene is utilized as a core material by itself or in combination with other functional nanomaterials to load target-specific probes, fluorescent dyes, and other signaling molecules...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340770/a-novel-polyaniline-polypyrrole-graphene-oxide-fiber-for-the-determination-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-headspace-gas-of-lung-cell-lines
#19
JingHong Li, Hui Xu
Exploration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated by lung cell lines is a powerful and non-invasive tool for the detection of potential volatile biomarkers of lung cancer. In this study, a simple and sensitive solid phase microextraction-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS) method was developed for the determination of VOCs in the headspace gas of lung cell lines. For the purpose of preconcentration, a novel polyaniline/polypyrrole/graphene oxide (PANI/PPy/GO) coating was prepared on the surface of stainless steel fiber via in-situ electrochemical deposition for the first time...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294236/ultrasensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-dicer1-3-utr-for-the-fast-analysis-of-alternative-cleavage-and-polyadenylation
#20
Hui Zhao, Feng Liu, Shilian Wu, Long Yang, Ya-Ping Zhang, Can-Peng Li
Alternative cleavage and polyadenylation (APA) is involved in several important biological processes in animals, e.g. cell growth and development, and cancer progression. The increasing data show that cancer cells are inclined to produce mRNA isoforms with a shortened 3'UTR undergoing APA. For example, the Dicer1 isoform with a shorter 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) was found to be overexpressed in some cancer cells, which may be used as a potential novel prognostic biomarker for cancer. In the present work, a novel electrochemical biosensor for ultrasensitive determination of Dicer1 was designed by using gold nanoparticles and p-sulfonated calix[6]arene functionalized reduced graphene oxide (Au@SCX6-rGO) as nanocarriers...
March 15, 2017: Nanoscale
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