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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238752/gold-nanoparticle-interactions-in-human-blood-a-model-evaluation
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Niloofar Ajdari, Cian Vyas, Stephanie L Bogan, Bashir A Lwaleed, Brian G Cousins
In this study, we investigated gold nanoparticle (AuNP) interactions in blood using thromboelastography as a rapid screening tool to monitor their influence on blood coagulation. 1.2nM colloidal AuNPs ranging from 12 to 85nm have no effect in the blood, however, 5nM AuNPs demonstrate pro-thrombogenic concentration dependent effects with a reduction in clot formation. Size effects exhibit a non-linear trend with 45 and 85nm particles resulting in a faster pro-thrombotic response. Clot strength decreased with AuNP size with the greatest reduction with 28nm particles...
February 23, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236703/rgd-modified-and-pegylated-lipid-nanoparticles-loaded-with-puerarin-formulation-characterization-and-protective-effects-on-acute-myocardial-ischemia-model
#2
Zhaoqiang Dong, Jing Guo, Xiaowei Xing, Xuguang Zhang, Yimeng Du, Qinghua Lu
CONTEXT: Puerarin has been widely used as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, its rapid elimination half-life in plasma and poor water solubility limits its clinical efficacy. OBJECTIVE: RGD modified and PEGylated solid lipid nanoparticles loaded with puerarin (RGD/PEG-PUE-SLN) were developed to improve bioavailability of PUE, to prolong retention time in vivo and to enhance its protective effect on acute myocardial ischemia model...
February 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236576/targeted-intraceptor-nanoparticle-for-neovascular-macular-degeneration-preclinical-dose-optimization-and-toxicology-assessment
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Xiaohui Zhang, Austin Bohner, Sai Bhuvanagiri, Hironori Uehara, Arun Kumar Upadhyay, Lyska L Emerson, Sailaja Bondalapati, Santosh Kumar Muddana, Daniel Fang, Miaoling Li, Zoya Sandhu, Alya Hussain, Lara S Carroll, Michelle Tiem, Bonnie Archer, Uday Kompella, Rajkumar Patil, Balamurali K Ambati
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is treated with anti-VEGF intravitreal injections, which can cause geographic atrophy, infection, and retinal fibrosis. To minimize these toxicities, we developed a nanoparticle delivery system for recombinant Flt23k intraceptor plasmid (RGD.Flt23k.NP) to suppress VEGF intracellularly within choroidal neovascular (CNV) lesions in a laser-induced CNV mouse model through intravenous administration. In the current study, we examined the efficacy and safety of RGD...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236246/rgd-and-ngr-modified-trail-protein-exhibited-potent-anti-metastasis-effects-on-trail-insensitive-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#4
Xiaofei Wang, Xinran Qiao, Yue Shang, Shenghua Zhang, Yi Li, Hongwei He, Shu-Zhen Chen
The tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has been considered to be a promising anti-tumor agent since the discovery of TRAIL-mediated apoptosis specifically on cancer cells. However, TRAIL resistance of tumor cells and patients remains to be an insurmountable obstacle for its clinical application. Here, we expressed TRAIL-related recombinant protein RGD-TRAIL, TRAIL-NGR, and RGD-TRAIL-NGR by fusing tumor targeting peptides RGD and (or) NGR at the N-terminus and C-terminus, respectively, to not only induce apoptosis of cancer cells but also inhibit metastasis...
February 24, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225020/improved-antitumor-activity-of-trail-fusion-protein-via-formation-of-self-assembling-nanoparticle
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Kaizong Huang, Ningjun Duan, Chunmei Zhang, Ran Mo, Zichun Hua
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has been known as a promising agent for cancer therapy due to its specific apoptosis-inducing effect on tumor cells rather than most normal cells. However, systemically delivered TRAIL suffers from a rapid clearance from the body with an extremely short half-life. Thermally responsive elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) are a promising class of temperature sensitive biopolymers based on the structural motif found in mammalian tropoelastin and retain the advantages of polymeric drug delivery systems...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220599/identification-of-laminin-%C3%AE-5-short-arm-peptides-active-for-endothelial-cell-attachment-and-tube-formation
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Yamato Kikkawa, Yumika Sugawara, Nozomi Harashima, Shogo Fujii, Kazuki Ikari, Jun Kumai, Fumihiko Katagiri, Kentaro Hozumi, Motoyoshi Nomizu
Laminin-511, a major component of endothelial basement membrane, consists of α5, β1, and γ1 chains. The short arm region of the α5 chain is a structural feature of endothelial laminins. In this study, we identified active sequences for human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) using recombinant proteins and synthetic peptides. The short arm of the α5 chain contains three globular domains [laminin N-terminal globular domain, laminin 4 domain a, and laminin 4 domain b (LN, L4a, and L4b)] and three rod-like elements [laminin epidermal growth factor-like domain a, b, and c (LEa, LEb, and LEc)]...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220178/a-photo-degradable-supramolecular-hydrogel-for-selective-delivery-of-microrna-into-3d-cultured-cells
#7
Zhengquan Zhou, Qikun Yi, Tingting Xia, Wencui Yin, Adnan A Kadi, Jinbo Li, Yan Zhang
Multi-functional supramolecular hydrogels have emerged as smart biomaterials for diverse biomedical applications. Here we report a multi-functional supramolecular hydrogel formed by the conjugate of the bioactive GRGDS peptide with biaryltetrazole that is the substrate of photo-click reaction. The hydrogel was used as a biocompatible matrix to encapsulate live cells for 3D culture. The presence of the RGD epitope in the hydrogelator enhanced the interaction of the nanofiber with integrin over-expressing cells, which resulted in the selective enhancement in the miRNA delivery into the encapsulated U87 cells...
February 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216624/dual-targeted-hybrid-nanoparticles-of-synergistic-drugs-for-treating-lung-metastases-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-mice
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Tian Zhang, Preethy Prasad, Ping Cai, Chunsheng He, Dan Shan, Andrew Michael Rauth, Xiao Yu Wu
Lung metastasis is the major cause of death in patients with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive subtype of breast cancer with no effective therapy at present. It has been proposed that dual-targeted therapy, ie, targeting chemotherapeutic agents to both tumor vasculature and cancer cells, may offer some advantages. The present work was aimed to develop a dual-targeted synergistic drug combination nanomedicine for the treatment of lung metastases of TNBC. Thus, Arg-Gly-Asp peptide (RGD)-conjugated, doxorubicin (DOX) and mitomycin C (MMC) co-loaded polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles (RGD-DMPLN) were prepared and characterized...
February 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212490/vitamin-e-succinate-grafted-chitosan-oligosaccharide-rgd-conjugated-tpgs-mixed-micelles-loaded-with-paclitaxel-for-u87mg-tumor-therapy
#9
Yanzuo Chen, Shu Feng, Wenchao Liu, Zeting Yuan, Peihao Yin, Feng Gao
The poor therapeutic efficacy of hydrophobic chemotherapeutic drugs is an intrinsic limitation to successful chemotherapy. In the present study, a multitask delivery system based on arginine-glycine-aspartic acid peptide (RGD) decorated vitamin E succinate (VES)-grafted-chitosan oligosaccharide (CSO)/RGD-conjugated d-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS-RGD) mixed micelles (VeC/T-RGD MM) was first prepared for targeted delivery of a hydrophobic anticancer drug, paclitaxel (PTX), to improve the efficacy of U87MG tumor therapy...
February 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211933/enhanced-bone-tissue-regeneration-using-a-3d-printed-microstructure-incorporated-with-a-hybrid-nano-hydrogel
#10
Dong Nyoung Heo, Nathan J Castro, Se-Jun Lee, Hanaul Noh, Wei Zhu, Lijie Grace Zhang
Three-dimensional (3D) functional constructs with biomimetic mechanical and chemical properties are ideal for various regenerative medicine applications. These properties of 3D fabricated constructs mainly depend on the intrinsic characteristics of the materials and fabrication method. In this respect, the current use of hydrogels for musculoskeletal tissue repair is not ideal due to the lack of suitable mechanical properties, as well as the high biomimetic requirement for success. To overcome this limitation, we developed a novel functionalized hydrogel with bioactive gold nanoparticles (GNPs), reinforcing a 3D printed microstructure via fused deposition modeling (FDM) for bone tissue regeneration...
February 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197822/enhanced-repair-of-segmental-bone-defects-in-rabbit-radius-by-porous-tantalum-scaffolds-modified-with-the-rgd-peptide
#11
Hui Wang, Qijia Li, Qian Wang, Hui Zhang, Wei Shi, Hongquan Gan, Huiping Song, Zhiqiang Wang
Fast and stable repair of segmental bone defects remains a challenge for clinical orthopedic surgery. In recent years, porous tantalum has been widely applied in clinical orthopedics for low modulus of elasticity, with three-dimensional microstructures similar to cancellous bone and excellent biocompatibility. To further improve bone the repairing ability of porous tantalum, the cyclo(-RGDfK-) peptide was coated on the surface of porous tantalum scaffolds. A model of 15 mm segmental defect was made at the midshaft of right radius in New Zealand White rabbits...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197209/effect-of-bmp-2-delivery-mode-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-stem-cells
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Taekhee Jung, John Hwan Lee, Soonjung Park, Yong-Jin Kim, Joseph Seo, Hye-Eun Shim, Ki-Suk Kim, Hyon-Seok Jang, Hyung-Min Chung, Seong-Geun Oh, Sung-Hwan Moon, Sun-Woong Kang
Differentiation of stem cells is an important strategy for regeneration of defective tissue in stem cell therapy. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is a well-known osteogenic differentiation factor that stimulates stem cell signaling pathways by activating transmembrane type I and type II receptors. However, BMPs have a very short half-life and may rapidly lose their bioactivity. Thus, a BMP delivery system is required to take advantage of an osteoinductive effect for osteogenic differentiation. Previously, BMP delivery has been designed and evaluated for osteogenic differentiation, focusing on carriers and sustained release system for delivery of BMPs...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192155/modality-of-tumor-endothelial-vegfr2-silencing-mediated-improvement-in-intratumoral-distribution-of-lipid-nanoparticles
#13
Shoshiro Yamamoto, Akari Kato, Yu Sakurai, Tomoya Hada, Hideyoshi Harashima
The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-mediated enhancement in vascular permeability is considered to be a major factor in tumor-targeting delivery via the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect. We previously reported that the silencing of the endothelial VEGF receptor (VEGFR2) by a liposomal siRNA system (RGD-MEND) resulted in an enhanced intratumoral distribution of polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified liposomes (LPs) in a renal cell carcinoma, a type of hypervascularized cancer, although the inhibition of VEGF signaling would be expected to decrease the permeability of the tumor vasculature...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191977/sulfonation-of-tyrosine-as-a-method-to-improve-biodistribution-of-peptide-based-radiotracers-novel-18-f-labelled-cyclic-rgd-analogues
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Mohammad Baqir Haskali, Delphine Denoyer, Wayne Noonan, Carleen Cullinane, Christine Rangger, Normand Pouliot, Roland Haubner, Peter D Roselt, Rodney J Hicks, Craig A Hutton
The labeling of peptides with positron emitting radionuclides has long held the promise of a wide range of PET agents possessing high affinity and selectivity. Not surprisingly, controlling the biodistribution of these agents has proven to be a major challenge in their successful application. Modification of peptide hydrophilicity in order to increase renal clearance has been a common endeavor to improve overall biodistribution. Herein, we examine the effect of site-specific sulfonation of tyrosine moieties in cyclic(RGDyK) peptides as a means to enhance their hydrophilicity and improve their biodistribution...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191852/artificial-chemical-reporter-targeting-strategy-using-bioorthogonal-click-reaction-for-improving-active-targeting-efficiency-of-tumor
#15
Hong Yeol Yoon, Min Lee Shin, Man Kyu Shim, Sangmin Lee, Jin Hee Na, Heebeom Koo, Hyukjin Lee, Jong-Ho Kim, Kuen Yong Lee, Kwangmeyung Kim, Ick Chan Kwon
Biological ligands such as aptamer, antibody, glucose and peptide have been widely used to bind specific surface molecules or receptors in tumor cells or subcellular structures to improve tumor-targeting efficiency of nanoparticles. However, this active targeting strategy has limitations for tumor targeting due to inter- and intra-heterogeneity of tumors. In this study, we demonstrated an alternative active targeting strategy using metabolic engineering and bioorthogonal click reaction to improve tumor-targeting efficiency of nanoparticles...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186697/complement-activated-vitronectin-enhances-the-invasion-of-non-phagocytic-cells-by-bacterial-pathogens-burkholderia-and-klebsiella
#16
Yi Han Tan, Akshamal Gamage, Yunn-Hwen Gan
Burkholderia pseudomallei is a serum-resistant Gram-negative bacterium capable of causing disseminated infections with metastatic complications. However, their interaction with non-phagocytic cells is poorly understood. We observed that exposure of B. pseudomallei and the closely related yet avirulent B. thailandensis to human plasma increased epithelial cell invasion by >20 fold. Enhanced invasion was primarily driven by a plasma factor which required a functional complement cascade, but surprisingly, was downstream of C3 mediated opsonisation...
February 10, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186133/green-tea-polyphenol-tailors-cell-adhesivity-of-rgd-displaying-surfaces-multicomponent-models-monitored-optically
#17
Beatrix Peter, Eniko Farkas, Eniko Forgacs, Andras Saftics, Boglarka Kovacs, Sandor Kurunczi, Inna Szekacs, Antal Csampai, Szilvia Bosze, Robert Horvath
The interaction of the anti-adhesive coating, poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLL-g-PEG) and its Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) functionalized form, PLL-g-PEG-RGD, with the green tea polyphenol, epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCg) was in situ monitored. After, the kinetics of cellular adhesion on the EGCg exposed coatings were recorded in real-time. The employed plate-based waveguide biosensor is applicable to monitor small molecule binding and sensitive to sub-nanometer scale changes in cell membrane position and cell mass distribution; while detecting the signals of thousands of adhering cells...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181816/induction-of-oxidants-distinguishes-susceptibility-of-prostate-carcinoma-cell-lines-to-p53-gene-transfer-mediated-by-an-improved-adenoviral-vector
#18
Rodrigo E Tamura, Aline Hunger, Denise Fernandes, Francisco Laurindo, Eugenia Costanzi-Strauss, Bryan E Strauss
Previously, we developed an adenoviral vector, Ad-PG, where transgene expression is regulated by a p53-responsive promoter. When used to transfer the p53 cDNA, a positive feedback mechanism is established. Here we perform a critical comparison between Ad-PGp53 and AdRGD-PGp53, where the RGD motif was incorporated in the adenoviral fiber protein. AdRGD-PGp53 provided superior transgene expression levels and resulted in the killing of prostate carcinoma cell lines DU145 and PC3. In vitro, this effect was associated with increased production of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial oxidants, DNA damage as revealed by detection of phosphorylated H2AX as well as cell death consistent with apoptosis...
February 9, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174730/inhibitors-of-arg-gly-asp-binding-integrins-reduce-development-of-pancreatic-fibrosis-in-mice
#19
Barbara Ulmasov, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri, Jinping Lai, Vladimir Monastyrskiy, Trisha Bhat, Matthew P Yates, Jonathan Oliva, Michael J Prinsen, Peter G Ruminski, David W Griggs
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) regulate the development of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and are activated by the cytokine transforming growth factor β (TGFB). Integrins of the αv family promote TGFB signaling in mice, probably by interacting with the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequence of the TGFB latency-associated peptide, which frees TGFB to bind its cellular receptors. However, little is known about the role of integrins in the development of CP. We investigated the effects of small-molecule integrin inhibitors in a mouse model of CP...
July 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174366/radiofrequency-glow-discharge-as-a-mode-of-disinfection-for-elastomeric-impression-materials
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Susan Mathew, Mathew M Alani, K N Velayudhan Nair, Sayij Haridas, P B Reba, Sherin A Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Prosthodontic practice involves procedures in which impressions of the maxillary and mandibular arches are mandatory. Cross infection is one of the major problems that can occur in regular dental practice. Every dentist should take utmost care to prevent cross infection as oral cavity is the source of variety of microorganisms which can often cause diseases that can be fatal. Although precautions, such as wearing of gloves and mask, sterilization of instruments are given importance, the need for disinfection of impressions is often neglected...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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