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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821011/the-photodynamic-action-of-pheophorbide-a-induces-cell-death-through-oxidative-stress-in-leishmania-amazonensis
#1
Nathielle Miranda, Hélito Volpato, Jean Henrique da Silva Rodrigues, Wilker Caetano, Tânia Ueda-Nakamura, Sueli de Oliveira Silva, Celso Vataru Nakamura
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by hemoflagellate protozoa, affecting millions of people worldwide. The difficulties of treating patients with this parasitosis include the limited efficacy and many side effects of the currently available drugs. Therefore, the search for new compounds with leishmanicidal action is necessary. Photodynamic therapy has been studied in the medical field because of its selectivity, utilizing a combination of visible light, a photosensitizer compound, and singlet oxygen to reach the area of treatment...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819397/iron-chelators-and-exogenic-photosensitizers-synergy-through-oxidative-stress-gene-expression
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Anna Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, Katarzyna Malarz, Marzena Rams-Baron, Maciej Serda, Daniela Bauer, Franz-Peter Montforts, Alicja Ratuszna, Thomas Burley, Jaroslaw Polanski, Robert Musiol
In non-invasive anticancer photodynamic therapy (PDT), a nontoxic photosensitizer (PS), which is activated by visible light, is used as a magic bullet that selectively destroys cancer cells. Recently, we described the combined therapy of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA-PDT) with thiosemicarbazone (TSC), i.e. an iron-chelating agent. This resulted in a strong synergistic effect. Herein, we investigated a novel strategy using a combination of PDT consist of the xenobiotic-porphyrin type PS with TSC. We observed a synergistic effect for all of the pairs of TSC-PS...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819122/anti-inflammatory-drugs-suppress-ultrasound-mediated-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-tropism-to-kidneys
#3
Scott R Burks, Ben A Nguyen, Michele N Bresler, Matthew E Nagle, Saejeong J Kim, Joseph A Frank
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are potential renal therapeutics. Clinically, results are mixed partly because MSC tropism to kidneys is minimal following infusion. Ultrasound augmentation of the renal microenvironment is becoming increasingly-important in renal MSC therapies. We demonstrated pulsed-focused-ultrasound (pFUS) increases enhanced homing permeability and retention of MSC in mouse kidneys. Here, we characterized the temporal proteomic response to pFUS in mouse kidneys and its association with MSC tropism...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819009/the-aaa-atpase-p97-a-cellular-multitool
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REVIEW
Lasse Stach, Paul S Freemont
The AAA+ (ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities) ATPase p97 is essential to a wide range of cellular functions, including endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation, membrane fusion, NF-κB (nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells) activation and chromatin-associated processes, which are regulated by ubiquitination. p97 acts downstream from ubiquitin signaling events and utilizes the energy from ATP hydrolysis to extract its substrate proteins from cellular structures or multiprotein complexes...
August 17, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816714/radiotherapy-as-metastasis-directed-therapy-for-oligometastatic-prostate-cancer
#5
Elise De Bleser, Phuoc T Tran, Piet Ost
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the available literature regarding radiotherapy as a metastasis-directed therapy (MDT) in the treatment of oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa). RECENT FINDINGS: Three different clinical scenarios of oligometastatic PCa exist in which MDT can be applied: de novo oligometastatic PCa, oligorecurrent PCa, and oligoprogressive PCa. A cut off of three to five metastatic lesions is most often used in these settings. Data from retrospective studies, treating over 1000 patients in total, have been reported...
August 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815210/lpxk-is-essential-for-growth-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-atcc-19606-relationship-to-toxic-accumulation-of-lipid-a-pathway-intermediates
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Jun-Rong Wei, Daryl L Richie, Mina Mostafavi, Louis E Metzger, Christopher M Rath, William S Sawyer, Kenneth T Takeoka, Charles R Dean
Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19606 can grow without lipid A, the major component of lipooligosaccharide. However, we previously reported that depletion of LpxH (the fourth enzyme in the lipid A biosynthetic pathway) prevented growth of this strain due to toxic accumulation of lipid A pathway intermediates. Here, we explored whether a similar phenomenon occurred with depletion of LpxK, a kinase that phosphorylates disaccharide 1-monophosphate (DSMP) at the 4' position to yield lipid IVA. An A. baumannii ATCC 19606 derivative with LpxK expression under the control of an isopropyl β-d-1-thiogalactopyranoside (IPTG)-regulated expression system failed to grow without induction, indicating that LpxK is essential for growth...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815194/focusing-light-inside-dynamic-scattering-media-with-millisecond-digital-optical-phase-conjugation
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Yan Liu, Cheng Ma, Yuecheng Shen, Junhui Shi, Lihong V Wang
Wavefront shaping based on digital optical phase conjugation (DOPC) focuses light through or inside scattering media, but the low speed of DOPC prevents it from being applied to thick, living biological tissue. Although a fast DOPC approach was recently developed, the reported single-shot wavefront measurement method does not work when the goal is to focus light inside, instead of through, highly scattering media. Here, using a ferroelectric liquid crystal based spatial light modulator, we develop a simpler but faster DOPC system that focuses light not only through, but also inside scattering media...
February 2017: Optica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814860/quantum-dots-in-imaging-drug-delivery-and-sensor-applications
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REVIEW
Cristian T Matea, Teodora Mocan, Flaviu Tabaran, Teodora Pop, Ofelia Mosteanu, Cosmin Puia, Cornel Iancu, Lucian Mocan
Quantum dots (QDs), also known as nanoscale semiconductor crystals, are nanoparticles with unique optical and electronic properties such as bright and intensive fluorescence. Since most conventional organic label dyes do not offer the near-infrared (>650 nm) emission possibility, QDs, with their tunable optical properties, have gained a lot of interest. They possess characteristics such as good chemical and photo-stability, high quantum yield and size-tunable light emission. Different types of QDs can be excited with the same light wavelength, and their narrow emission bands can be detected simultaneously for multiple assays...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814672/vipar-a-quantitative-approach-to-3d-histopathology-applied-to-lymphatic-malformations
#9
René Hägerling, Dominik Drees, Aaron Scherzinger, Cathrin Dierkes, Silvia Martin-Almedina, Stefan Butz, Kristiana Gordon, Michael Schäfers, Klaus Hinrichs, Pia Ostergaard, Dietmar Vestweber, Tobias Goerge, Sahar Mansour, Xiaoyi Jiang, Peter S Mortimer, Friedemann Kiefer
BACKGROUND: Lack of investigatory and diagnostic tools has been a major contributing factor to the failure to mechanistically understand lymphedema and other lymphatic disorders in order to develop effective drug and surgical therapies. One difficulty has been understanding the true changes in lymph vessel pathology from standard 2D tissue sections. METHODS: VIPAR (volume information-based histopathological analysis by 3D reconstruction and data extraction), a light-sheet microscopy-based approach for the analysis of tissue biopsies, is based on digital reconstruction and visualization of microscopic image stacks...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814251/the-role-of-radiopharmaceuticals-in-amiodarone-induced-thyroid-pathology
#10
Doina Piciu, Alexandru Irimie
Amiodarone is a di-iodinated benzofuran derivative and is classified as a class III antiarrhythmic agent. It is one of the most powerful and effective antiarrhythmics, being a first-line agent due to its ability to treat ventricular and supraventricular dysrhythmias; since 1960 the drug has become one of the most frequently prescribed antiarrhythmics, despite its potentially serious, side effects. By far, one of the most challenging condition is the thyroid pathology induced by this drug. Each 200 mg tablet of amiodarone contains approximately 75 mg of iodine, 3-10% from each tablet being released as free iodine...
August 16, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813052/mixed-ligand-iridium-iii-complexes-as-photodynamic-anticancer-agents
#11
Yue Zheng, Liang He, Dong-Yang Zhang, Cai-Ping Tan, Liang-Nian Ji, Zong-Wan Mao
Many phosphorescent iridium complexes are potent candidates as photodynamic therapeutic agents. In this work, a series of mixed-ligand phosphorescent iridium complexes (Ir1: [Ir(L1)(bpy)Cl](PF6)2; Ir2: [Ir(L1)(ppy)Cl](PF6); Ir3: [Ir(L2)(bpy)Cl](PF6)2; Ir4: [Ir(L2)(ppy)Cl](PF6). L1 = 2,6-bis(2-benzimidazolyl)pyridine; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; L2 = 2,6-bis(1-methyl-benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine; ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) have been synthesized and characterized. These complexes display high luminescence quantum yields and long phosphorescence lifetimes...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812164/efficacy-of-fractional-lasers-in-treating-alopecia-a-literature-review
#12
Marina Perper, Adam S Aldahan, Rachel A Fayne, Christopher P Emerson, Keyvan Nouri
Hair loss stemming from different types of alopecia, such as androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata, negatively affects over half the population and, in many circumstances, causes serious psychosocial distress. Current treatment options for alopecia, such as minoxidil, anthralin, and intralesional corticosteroids, vary efficacy and side effect profiles. It is known that low-level laser/light therapies (LLLT), or photobiomodulations, such as the US FDA-cleared HairMax Lasercomb®, He-Ne laser, and excimer laser, are relatively affordable, user-friendly, safe, and effective forms of treatment for hair loss...
August 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810733/doxorubicin-and-indocyanine-green-loaded-hybrid-bicelles-for-fluorescence-imaging-guided-synergetic-chemo-photothermal-therapy
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Li Lin, Xiaolong Liang, Yunxue Xu, Yongbo Yang, Xiaoda Li, Zhifei Dai
Hybrid bicelles have been demonstrated to have great potential for hydrophobic drug delivery. Herein, we report a near-infrared light-driven, temperature-sensitive hybrid bicelles co-encapsulating hydrophobic doxorubicin (DOX) and indocyanine green (ICG) (DOX/ICG@HBs). Encapsulation of ICG into the lipid bilayer membrane of DOX/ICG@HBs results in higher photostability than free ICG. DOX/ICG@HBs exhibited temperature-regulated drug release behavior and significant photothermal cytotoxicity. After tail vein injection, such discotic nanoparticles of DOX/ICG@HBs were found to accumulate selectively at the tumor site and act as an efficient probe to enhance fluorescence imaging greatly...
August 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809653/effectiveness-of-environment-based-interventions-that-address-behavior-perception-and-falls-in-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-related-major-neurocognitive-disorders-a-systematic-review
#14
Lou Jensen, René Padilla
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of environment-based interventions that address behavior, perception, and falls in the home and other settings for people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related major neurocognitive disorders (NCDs). METHOD: Database searches were limited to outcomes studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals between January 2006 and April 2014. RESULTS: A total of 1,854 articles were initially identified, of which 42 met inclusion criteria...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809468/construction-of-supramolecular-drug-drug-delivery-system-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-therapy
#15
Zhihao Zhang, Leilei Shi, Chenwei Wu, Yue Su, Jiwen Qian, Hongping Deng, Xinyuan Zhu
Nanoscale drug delivery systems (DDSs) are generally considered to be an effective alternative to small molecular chemotherapeutics due to the improved accumulation in tumor site and enhanced retention in blood. Nevertheless, most of DDSs have low loading efficiency or even pose high threat to normal organs caused by severe side effects. Ideally, supramolecular drug-drug delivery system (SDDDS) made up of pure drugs via supramolecular interaction provides a hopeful solution for cancer treatment. Herein, we put forward a facile method to construct SDDDS via co-assembly of Gefitinib (GEF) and tripeptide tyroservatide (YSV), two kinds of chemotherapeutic pharmaceuticals for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), via multiple intermolecular interactions, including hydrogen bond and π-π stacking...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807981/delineation-of-the-timing-of-second-line-therapy-post-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-patients-with-al-amyloidosis
#16
Yi L Hwa, Rahma Warsame, Morie A Gertz, Francis K Buadi, Martha Q Lacy, Shaji K Kumar, David Dingli, Steve R Zeldenrust, Nelson Leung, Suzanne R Hayman, Prashant Kapoor, Wilson I Gonsalves, Taxiarchis V Kourelis, Stephen Russell, Ronald S Go, Miriam A Hobbs, Amie L Fonder, S Vincent Rajkumar, Angela Dispenzieri
Among patients with immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis, there is little consensus on when reinstitution of chemotherapy should occur. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the patterns of relapse or progression (R/P) and the timing of re-initiating therapy among 235 patients initially treated with ASCT at Mayo Clinic. The median time from ASCT to second-line therapy was 24.3 months. At the time of restarting therapy, median dFLC was 9.9 mg/dL (42% of diagnosis value); 32% had a dFLC< 5mg/dL; and 63% met criteria for organ R/P...
August 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807774/chlorin-e6-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-promotes-collagen-production-and-suppresses-mmps-expression-via-modulating-ap-1-signaling-in-p-acnes-stimulated-hacat-cells
#17
A-Reum Ryu, Mi-Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a clinically approved therapeutics for cancers and non-neoplastic diseases, based on the use of a photosensitizer activated by a light. The feasibility of PDT depends on several factors, such as PDT dose, photosensitizer efficacy, type of light source, and target tissue irradiated. METHODS: In this study, the second generation photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and halogen light were used to investigate their PDT effect on the collagen production and MMPs expression of heat killed P...
August 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807690/synergistic-effect-of-quercetin-and-ph-responsive-deae-chitosan-carriers-as-drug-delivery-system-for-breast-cancer-treatment
#18
Rafael de Oliveira Pedro, Francisco M Goycoolea, Susana Pereira, Carla C Schmitt, Miguel G Neumann
Amphiphilic chitosans, which may self-assemble in aqueous solution to form nanoaggregates with different conformations depending to the environmental pH, can be used as drug transport and delivery agents, when the target pH differs from the delivery medium pH. In this study, quercetin, a bioactive flavonoid, was encapsulated in a pH-responsive system based on amphiphilic chitosan. The hydrophilic reagent 2-chloro-N,N-diethylethylamine hydrochloride (DEAE), also known to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells, was used as a grafting agent...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807642/alterations-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-developing-brain-of-rats-with-epilepsy-changes-in-lc3-p62-beclin-1-and-bcl-2-levels
#19
Qinrui Li, Ying Han, Junbao Du, Hongfang Jin, Jing Zhang, Manman Niu, Jiong Qin
Current studies have indicated that apoptotic and autophagic signaling pathways are triggered by epileptic seizures, but the precise roles of these processes in epilepsy-induced neuronal loss remain unclear. Identifying a concrete molecular mechanism may help researchers develop relevant epilepsy therapies that are more effective than existing treatments. Autophagy is a type of conserved degradation that contributes to cellular homeostasis. The involved signaling pathways allow us to observe alterations in autophagy and apoptosis during epileptic seizures over time...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807166/neurobiology-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-major-depressive-disorder
#20
Gang Chen, Xiaoyan Guo
Major depressive disorder, or depression, becomes a serious public health problem globally. As current mainstream conventional antidepressants have limitations in unsatisfied response and remission rate, late onset of efficacy and side effects, increasing attention has been drawn to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), in which mixture of herbs is commonly prescribed after the clinicians make pattern identification for diagnosis. Here, the principle of herbal formulation for TCM (Chinese herbal medicine, CHM) on depression as well as some clinical outcome research is briefly introduced...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
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