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Yang Bai, Cai Ping Liu, Xin Song, Longhai Zhuo, Huaitian Bu, Wei Tian
Despite the progress has been made in the application of supramolecular prodrug self-assemblies to enhance the functionality of drug delivery systems, the corresponding research on multiple responsive supramolecular prodrug self-assemblies for programmed drug delivery is still limited. In this paper, the synthesis and self-assembly behaviours of supramolecular prodrug complexes (SPCs) with β-cyclodextrin-acylhydrazone-DOX and the targeting of azobenzene-terminated poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) (Azo-PDMA-FA) as building blocks are investigated and described...
October 11, 2018: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
Saara Mikkonen, Jitka Caslavska, Petr Gebauer, Wolfgang Thormann
Chiral ITP of the weak base methadone using inverse cationic configurations with H+ as leading component and multiple isomer sulfated β-CD (S-β-CD) as leading electrolyte (LE) additive, has been studied utilizing dynamic computer simulation, a calculation model based on steady-state values of the ITP zones, and capillary ITP. By varying the amount of acidic S-β-CD in the LE composed of 3-morpholino-2-hydroxypropanesulfonic acid and the chiral selector, and employing glycylglycine as terminating electrolyte (TE), inverse cationic ITP provides systems in which either both enantiomers, only the enantiomer with weaker complexation, or none of the two enantiomers form cationic ITP zones...
October 12, 2018: Electrophoresis
Chen Wang, Michael Fadeev, Junji Zhang, Margarita Vázquez-González, Gilad Davidson-Rozenfeld, He Tian, Itamar Willner
Photoresponsive nucleic acid-based carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) hydrogels are synthesized, and their application as shape-memory and self-healing functional matrices are discussed. One system involves the preparation of a carboxymethyl cellulose hydrogel crosslinked by self-complementary nucleic acid duplexes and by photoresponsive trans -azobenzene/β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) supramolecular complexes. Photoisomerization of the trans -azobenzene to the cis -azobenzene results in a hydrogel exhibiting lower stiffness due to the separation of the azobenzene/β-CD bridging units...
September 21, 2018: Chemical Science
Marziyeh Ghaeidamini, Ali Nemati Kharat, Thomas Haertlé, Faizan Ahmad, Ali Akbar Saboury
In this manuscript, we propose an impressive and facile strategy to improve protein refolding using solid phase artificial molecular chaperones consisting of the surface-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. Specifically, mono-tosyl-β-cyclodextrin (Ts-β-CD) connected to the surface of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APES) - modified magnetic nanoparticles (APES-MNPs), is immobilized on the Sepharose surface to promote interaction with exposed hydrophobic surfaces of partially folded (intermediates) and unfolded states of proteins...
October 9, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Hongwei Yang, Fengniu Lu, Ye Sun, Zhiqin Yuan, Chao Lu
The rapid discrimination of nitrophenol isomers has been a long-standing challenge because of the tiny structural differences among the isomers. In this study, a fluorescent sensor array based on three different-color emitting gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) that were functionalized with three different ligands and a co-capping ligand β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) has been constructed for the facile discrimination of three nitrophenol isomers via the linear discriminant analysis of isomer-induced fluorescence quenching patterns...
October 9, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Hui Ma, Qi Kang, Tao Wang, Jianhong Xiao, Li Yu
A simple, low-cost and label-free strategy for detecting lithocholic acid (LCA) was designed at the liquid crystals (LCs)/aqueous interface via competitive host-guest inclusion. In this method, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) was initially adsorbed on the fluid interface and induced LCs to adopt the homeotropic ordering. Inclusion complexation of SDS and β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) disturbed interaction between LCs and SDS and evoked LCs to keep a tilted alignment. When injecting LCA into the mixed solution of SDS and β-CD, SDS excluded from the cavity of β-CD by competitive host-guest inclusion and could be re-adsorbed at the LCs/aqueous interface, resulting in the orientational transition of LCs from tilted to homeotropic state...
September 29, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Lizhu Zhang, Wei Tan, Zhenjuan Duan, Mei Bai, Qiuliang Li, Zhibiao Zhao, Min Yang, Hongbin Wang
In this paper, the modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes were prepared by β-cyclodextrin denoted as β-CD-MWNTs. The structure and morphology of β-CD-MWNTs was characterized by TEM and the dynamic adsorption of p-nitrophenol on β-CD-MWNTs was studied by the Thomas model. Some affecting factors of dynamic adsorption and the adsorbent regeneration process such as the sewage concentration, the amount of absorbent in column, including the type of reagent, solid-liquid ratio, regeneration time, and regeneration times were investigated and optimized...
October 6, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Wenjun Zhan, Ting Wei, Qian Yu, Hong Chen
Supramolecular host-guest interactions provide a facile and versatile basis for the construction of sophisticated structures and functional assemblies through specific molecular recognition of host and guest molecules to form inclusion complexes. In recent years, these interactions have been exploited as a means of attaching bioactive molecules and polymers to solid substrates for the fabrication of bioactive surfaces. Using a common host molecule, β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), and various guest molecules as molecular building blocks, we have fabricated several types of bioactive surfaces with multifunctionality and/or function switchability via host-guest interactions...
October 4, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Lixia Zhang, Peng Li, Xiangfeng Bu, Jiawei Wu, Xiaolei Zhang, Bing Zhao, Yuan Tian
Phenformin hydrochloride (PHE), once used as a traditional anti-diabetic drug, has now been banned due to significant side effects. However, the phenomenon of the illegal addition of PHE to hypoglycemic healthcare products is still rampant. Thus, the detection of illegally added PHE is urgently needed. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a promising candidate for this purpose, but the weak affinity between PHE and bare metal (Au or Ag) limits direct SERS detection of PHE. In this paper, we prepared Ag nanoparticles coated with β-cyclodextrin (AgNP@β-CD), which display the coffee-ring effect, that can be used for PHE sensing...
October 4, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Qing Cheng, Guangyong Liu, Panliang Zhang, Weifeng Xu, Kewen Tang
The enantioselective hydrolysis of (R,S)-2,3-diphenylpropionic methyl ester ((R,S)-2,3-2-PPAME) catalyzed by lipase to (R)-2,3-diphenylpropionic acid ((R)-2,3-2-PPA) was studied in an aqueous system. The catalytic effects of different types of lipase were compared, and Candida antarctica lipase A (CALA) with higher catalytic activity and enantioselectivity was selected. Hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) was added to the aqueous system to increase the solubility of 2,3-2-PPAME, which resulted in an increase of 35...
October 3, 2018: Biotechnology Progress
Umit Ay, Sinem Ezgi Sarlı
Inclusion complex of naphthalene with methyl-beta-cyclodextrin in water has been formed. The aqueous solutions of the various amounts of Co2+ ve Mn2+ salts have been added to naphthalene-methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (NAP-Me-β-CD) inclusion complexes. Fluorescence properties of the naphthalene (NAP) compound have been utilized to observe the changes in fluorescence intensities. Stern-Volmer quenching constants and fluorescence quantum yields have been calculated. Characterization of the resulting complex by FT-IR and 1 H NMR technique has been determined...
October 2, 2018: Journal of Fluorescence
Xiaoyan Zhou, Lanqin Xu, Jiake Xu, Jianping Wu, Thomas Brett Kirk, Dong Ma, Wei Xue
Introducing genes into drug delivery system for a combined therapy has become a promising strategy for cancer treatment. However, how to improve the in vivo therapy effect resulted from the high delivery efficiency, low toxicity and good stability in the blood remains a challenge. For this purpose, the supramolecular inclusion was considered to construct a high-efficiency drug and gene co-delivery system in this work. The oligoethylenimine-conjugated β-cyclodextrin (β-CD-PEI600) and benzimidazole-modified 4-arms-polycaprolactone-initiated hyperbranched polyglycerol (PCL-HPG-BM) were synthesized as the host and guest molecules respectively, and then the co-delivery carrier of PCL-HPG-PEI600 was formed from the pH-mediated inclusion interaction between β-CD and BM...
October 2, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Rajakar Selvam, Sivaraj Ramasamy, Shanid Mohiyuddin, Israel V M V Enoch, Packirisamy Gopinath, Dmitry Filimonov
Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have the potency to deliver cancer drugs assisted by the application of a magnetic field. In this paper, we present the design of magnesium ferrite nanoparticles of size suitable for drug delivery. A coating polymer, poly(vinyl alcohol), tethered with a tapered cone-shaped cyclic oligosachcharide, β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) is synthesized and used to wrap and disperse the MNPs. The magnetic properties are explored using vibrating sample magnetometry and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The ∑130 nm MNPs, shrouded with the PVA-CD conjugate allows a high amount of the cancer drug, camptothecin, to be loaded on the nanocarrier...
December 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Joomin Lee, Eunsook Ahn, Seon-Y Kim, Yujeong Shin, Seunghyun Ahn, Jiha Sung, Hwanhee Kim, Eunae Cho, Seunho Jung, Seyeon Park
Baicalein, a bioactive flavonoid, has poor water solubility, thereby limiting its use in a wide range of biological applications. In the present study, we used inclusion complexes of cysteinyl β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) with baicalein to enhance the stability and solubility of baicalein in aqueous solution. We examined the effects of inclusion complexes of cysteinyl β-CD on collagen synthesis following ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, as well as the mechanisms underlying its effects. Our findings demonstrated that baicalein significantly restored collagen synthesis in the UV-exposed human fibroblast Hs68 cells...
September 30, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Benjamin Pacaud, Loïc Leclercq, Jean-François Dechézelles, Véronique Nardello-Rataj
Supramolecular hybrid functional nanoparticles (NPs) can be obtained via the colloidal tectonics approach provided that multiple interactive molecular tectons are used. Herein, the programmable synthesis of novel hybrid core-shell nanoparticles via the following sequential steps is reported: (i) complexation of 1-decanol by the β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), (ii) spontaneous self-assembly into CD NPs, (iii) adsorption of polyoxometalate anions, PW12O403-, on the polar neutral interface of the CD NPs. Such an approach paves the way for the design of novel and original materials and systems...
September 28, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
Yu Chen, Yanli Ma, Weipeng Lu, Yanchuan Guo, Yi Zhu, Haojun Lu, Yeping Song
In this paper, environmentally friendly gelatin/ β -cyclodextrin ( β -CD) composite fiber adsorbents prepared by electrospinning were used for the removal of dyes from wastewater. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and a universal materials tester were employed to characterize the internal structures, surface morphologies and mechanical strength of the composite fiber adsorbents. Additionally, the fiber was evaluated as an adsorbent for the removal of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solution...
September 27, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Xuejiao Wang, Maodong Li, Pengbo Song, Xiaolin Lv, Zhirong Liu, Jianbin Huang, Yun Yan
Host-guest interactions are widely employed in constructing responsive materials, although less is known to manipulate the chiral property of materials using such host-guest dynamics. With the supramolecular self-assembly based on β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and alkyl amines (CH3 (CH2 )n-1 NH2 ), we report that faster host-guest dynamics induces a dipole located above the cavity of β-CD, whereas slower dynamics create in-cavity dipole. These two scenarios correspond to negative and positive chiral signals, respectively...
September 18, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
Turki Al Hagbani, Christopher Altomare, Mohammad M Kamal, Sami Nazzal
Curcumin chewing gums could be therapeutically beneficial if used by the head and neck cancer patients. High curcumin loading in chewing gums however is needed to achieve desired therapeutic effect. Preparing gums with high drug load is nonetheless challenging because of the negative impact of solids on their masticatory properties. The use of liquid flavors was found to partially solve this problem. The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the maximum amount of curcumin that can be loaded into co-compressed chewing gums made from Health in Gum® as the base and flavored with 1...
September 25, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
Abdalla H Karoyo, Jian Yang, Lee D Wilson
Dual function polymer materials with immobilized Sphingobium Chorophenolicum (SpC) bacterium cells are reported herein that undergo tandem adsorption and biodegradation of phenolic compounds. The cross-linked polymer materials contain β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) with incremental hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) cross-linker at variable mole ratios (X = 1, 3, or 6), denoted as HDI-X systems. The adsorptive uptake properties of the insoluble HDI-X polymers (X = 3 and 6) with various phenolic compounds [pentachlorophenol (PCP), 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (TCP), and 2,4,6-trimethylphenol (TMP)] were studied using batch adsorption isotherms...
2018: Frontiers in Chemistry
Aya M Mostafa, Azza H Rageh, Marwa F B Ali, Fardous A Mohamed
Two new, simple, selective, and highly sensitive spectrofluorimetric methods were developed and validated for the determination of the antiepileptic drug; retigabine (RTG). The first method (Method-I) depends on enhancement of the weak native fluorescence of RTG via the use of an organized medium; sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) in acetate buffer (pH 3.74). The second method (Method-II) depends on the enhancement of RTG weak native fluorescence through complexation with a macromolecule; beta cyclodextrin (β-CD) in phosphate buffer (pH 3...
September 18, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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