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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166038/theory-of-polyelectrolyte-complexation-complex-coacervates-are-self-coacervates
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Kris T Delaney, Glenn H Fredrickson
The complexation of mixtures of cationic and anionic polymers to produce complex-coacervate phases is a subject of fundamental importance to colloid and polymer science as well as to applications including drug delivery, sensing technologies, and bio-inspired adhesives. Unfortunately the theoretical underpinnings of complex coacervation are widely misunderstood and conceptual mistakes have propagated in the literature. Here, a simple symmetric polyelectrolyte mixture model in the absence of salt is used to discuss the salient features of the phase diagram, including the location of the critical point, binodals, and spinodals...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165486/optical-control-of-mitochondrial-reductive-reactions-in-living-cells-using-an-electron-donor-acceptor-linked-molecule
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Yuta Takano, Reina Munechika, Vasudevanpillai Biju, Hideyoshi Harashima, Hiroshi Imahori, Yuma Yamada
It has been known for decades that intracellular redox reactions control various vital functions in living systems, which include the synthesis of biomolecules, the modulation of protein functions, and cell signaling. Although there have been several reports on the control of such functions using DNA and RNA, the non-invasive optical control of biological functions is an important ongoing challenge. In this study, a hybrid of an electron donor-acceptor linked molecule based on a ferrocene(Fc)-porphyrin(ZnP)-fullerene(C60) analogue and an elaborately designed nano-carrier, referred to herein as a MITO-Porter, resulted in a successful photoinduced intermolecular electron transfer reaction via the long-lived intramolecular charge separation, leading to site-specific reductive reactions in the mitochondria of living HeLa cells...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165077/physicochemical-and-toxic-properties-of-novel-genipin-drug-delivery-systems-prepared-by-mechanochemistry
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Wenhao Xu, Murong Wen, Weike Su, Alexander V Dushkin, Lubov P Suntsova, Irina D Markova, Olga Yu Selyutina, Nikolay E Polyakov
Complexes of Genipin and differents water-soluble adjuvant polysaccharides such as arabinogalactane, hydroxyethyl starch, fibergum,and oligosaccharides β-CD and HP-β-CD,were synthesized as drug delivery system using mechanochemical technology. We have investigated physicochemical properties, stability, and hepatotoxicity of the synthesized complexes in solid state and aqueous solution. The formation of the complexes was evidenced by different physical and spectroscopy assays, and the stability constants of our synthesized Genipin-based complexes were also calculated...
November 20, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165072/mpeg-pla-micelle-for-delivery-of-effective-parts-of-andrographis-paniculata
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Hailu Yao, Shiyong Song, Xiaolu Miao, Xiao Liu, Zhen Wang, Xiaoting Shao, Yu Zhang, Guang Han
Many studies have shown that Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees has a good anti-tumor effect, but poor solubility in water and poor bioavailability hinder the modernization of it. To formulate the effective parts (mainly diterpene lactones) of Andrographis paniculata (AEP) into targeting drug delivery system, a series of poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(D.L-lactic acid)(mPEG-PLA) with different ratio of hydrophilic and hydrophobic segment were synthetized to encapsulate AEP. AEP micelles were prepared by a simple solvent-evaporation method...
November 19, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165062/recent-progress-of-crosslinking-strategies-for-polymeric-micelles-with-enhanced-drug-delivery-in-cancer-therapy
#5
Wei Fan, Luye Zhang, Yiwen Li, Haoxing Wu
The drug delivery by versatile types of self-assembled micelles for tumor treatment, which improved the diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness, is advocated. However, despite the numerous advantages, applications of most micelle system have been retarded by low in vivo bio-stability which led to premature drug release and nonspecific tissue accumulation. To date, a range of chemistries has been introduced in intermolecular non-covalent/covalent crosslinking strategies for these dynamic nanostructures to produce robust functional nanoparticles with enhanced circulation stability and lower non-targeted organ toxicity...
November 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164901/co-amorphous-formation-of-high-dose-zwitterionic-compounds-with-amino-acids-to-improve-solubility-and-enable-parenteral-delivery
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Saijie Zhu, Huisheng Gao, Sreehari Babu, Sudhakar Garad
Solubilization of parenteral drugs is a high unmet need in both pre-clinical and clinical drug development. Recently, co-amorphous drug formulation has emerged as a new strategy to solubilize orally dosed drugs. The aim of the present study is to explore the feasibility of using the co-amorphous strategy to enable the dosing of parenteral zwitterionic drugs at a high concentration. A new screening procedure was established with solubility as the indicator for co-amorphous co-former selection, and lyophilization was established as the method for co-amorphous formulation preparation...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164779/characterization-of-the-interaction-forces-in-a-drug-carrier-complex-of-doxorubicin-with-a-drug-binding-peptide
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Gergana Gocheva, Nina Ilieva, Kalina Peneva, Anela Ivanova
Polypeptide-based materials are used as building blocks for drug delivery systems aimed at toxicity decrease of chemotherapeutics. A molecular-level approach is adopted for investigating the non-covalent interactions between doxorubicin and a recently synthesized drug-binging peptide as a key part of a system for delivery to neoplastic cells. MD simulations in aqueous solution at room and body temperature are applied to investigate the structure and the binding modes within the drug-peptide complex. The tryptophans are outlined as the main chemotherapeutic adsorption sites and the importance of their placement in the peptide sequence is highlighted...
November 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164403/a-novel-photodynamic-therapy-based-drug-delivery-system-layered-on-a-stent-for-treating-cholangiocarcinoma
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Po-Chin Liang, Kai-Wen Huang, Chien-Chih Tung, Ming-Chu Chang, Fuh-Yu Chang, Jau-Min Wong, Yu-Ting Chang
This study aimed to investigate the drug delivery efficacy and bio-effectiveness of a novel photodynamic therapy (PDT)-matrix drug delivery system for cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Metallic stents were coated with polyurethane (PU) as the first layer. A 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (2-HEMA)/ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA)/benzoyl peroxide (BPO) layer and a poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) (PEVA)/poly(n-butyl methacrylate) (PBMA)/polyvinylpyrrolidone K30 (K30) layer containing various concentrations of Photofrin were then incorporated onto the stent as the second and third layers...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164196/supramolecular-polymeric-biomaterials
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Joseph L Mann, Anthony C Yu, Gillie Agmon, Eric A Appel
Polymeric chains crosslinked through supramolecular interactions-directional and reversible non-covalent interactions-compose an emerging class of modular and tunable biomaterials. The choice of chemical moiety utilized in the crosslink affords different thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of association, which in turn illustrate the connectivity and dynamics of the system. These parameters, coupled with the choice of polymeric architecture, can then be engineered to control environmental responsiveness, viscoelasticity, and cargo diffusion profiles, yielding advanced biomaterials which demonstrate rapid shear-thinning, self-healing, and extended release...
November 22, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164054/effective-drug-delivery-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-a-theoretical-model-to-identify-potential-candidates
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Fatma E El-Khouly, Dannis G van Vuurden, Thom Stroink, Esther Hulleman, Gertjan J L Kaspers, N Harry Hendrikse, Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Despite decades of clinical trials for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), patient survival does not exceed 10% at two years post-diagnosis. Lack of benefit from systemic chemotherapy may be attributed to an intact bloodbrain barrier (BBB). We aim to develop a theoretical model including relevant physicochemical properties in order to review whether applied chemotherapeutics are suitable for passive diffusion through an intact BBB or whether local administration via convection-enhanced delivery (CED) may increase their therapeutic potential...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164017/the-daniel-k-inouye-college-of-pharmacy-scripts-targeted-nanocarrier-based-systems-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer
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Susanne R Youngren-Ortiz, Mahavir B Chougule
In Hawai'i, lung cancer is among the top cancers diagnosed and a leading cause of death. Despite current understanding and modern surgery, radiology, and chemotherapy techniques, the survival of those suffering from lung cancer remains low. Current anticancer drugs have poor tumor tissue selectivity and toxicity issues that contribute to their overall low efficacy, detrimental effects to normal tissues, and drug resistance. A potential way of mitigating cancer is through RNA interference (RNAi) by the delivery of small interfering RNA (siRNA) to target select proteins or genes involved in cancer progression, known as oncoproteins or oncogenes, respectively...
November 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163881/displacement-and-hybridization-reactions-in-aptamer-functionalized-hydrogels-for-biomimetic-protein-release-and-signal-transduction
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Jinping Lai, Shihui Li, Xuechen Shi, James Coyne, Nan Zhao, Fengping Dong, Yingwei Mao, Yong Wang
A variety of hydrogels have been synthesized for controlling the release of signaling molecules in applications such as drug delivery and regenerative medicine. However, it remains challenging to synthesize hydrogels with the ability to control the release of signaling molecules sequentially or periodically under physiological conditions as living cells do in response to the variation of metabolism. The purpose of this work was to study a novel biomimetic hydrogel system with the ability of recapitulating the procedure of cellular signal transduction and controlling the sequential release of signaling molecules under physiological conditions...
November 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163515/nanobody-based-delivery-systems-for-diagnosis-and-targeted-tumor-therapy
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Yaozhong Hu, Changxiao Liu, Serge Muyldermans
The development of innovative targeted therapeutic approaches are expected to surpass the efficacy of current forms of treatments and cause less damage to healthy cells surrounding the tumor site. Since the first development of targeting agents from hybridoma's, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have been employed to inhibit tumor growth and proliferation directly or to deliver effector molecules to tumor cells. However, the full potential of such a delivery strategy is hampered by the size of mAbs, which will obstruct the targeted delivery system to access the tumor tissue...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163138/perspective-insights-into-disease-progression-diagnostics-and-therapeutic-approaches-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-judicious-update
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Arif Tasleem Jan, Mudsser Azam, Safikur Rahman, Angham M S Almigeiti, Duk Hwan Choi, Eun Ju Lee, Qazi Mohd Rizwanul Haq, Inho Choi
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive accumulation of β-amyloid fibrils and abnormal tau proteins in and outside of neurons. Representing a common form of dementia, aggravation of AD with age increases the morbidity rate among the elderly. Although, mutations in the ApoE4 act as potent risk factors for sporadic AD, familial AD arises through malfunctioning of APP, PSEN-1, and-2 genes. AD progresses through accumulation of amyloid plaques (Aβ) and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in brain, which interfere with neuronal communication...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163061/cyclodextrins-and-iatrogenic-hearing-loss-new-drugs-with-significant-risk
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REVIEW
Mark A Crumling, Kelly A King, R Keith Duncan
Cyclodextrins are a family of cyclic oligosaccharides with widespread usage in medicine, industry and basic sciences owing to their ability to solubilize and stabilize guest compounds. In medicine, cyclodextrins primarily act as a complexing vehicle and consequently serve as powerful drug delivery agents. Recently, uncomplexed cyclodextrins have emerged as potent therapeutic compounds in their own right, based on their ability to sequester and mobilize cellular lipids. In particular, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) has garnered attention because of its cholesterol chelating properties, which appear to treat a rare neurodegenerative disorder and to promote atherosclerosis regression related to stroke and heart disease...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163012/iron-oxide-nanoparticle-delivery-of-peptides-to-the-brain-reversal-of-anxiety-during-drug-withdrawal
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Nathan Vinzant, Jamie L Scholl, Chia-Ming Wu, Trevor Kindle, Ranjit Koodali, Gina L Forster
Targeting neuropeptide systems is important for future advancements in treatment of neurological and psychiatric illnesses. However, many of the peptides and their analogs do not cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) efficiently. Nanoparticles such as iron oxide can cross the BBB, and here we describe a novel method for the conjugation of a peptide antisauvagine-30 (ASV-30) to iron oxide nanoparticles. Previous research has shown that direct infusion of ASV-30 into the brain reduces anxiety-like behavior in animal models via actions on corticotropin releasing factor type 2 (CRF2) receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162861/new-insight-on-the-structural-features-of-the-cytotoxic-auristatins-mmae-and-mmaf-revealed-by-combined-nmr-spectroscopy-and-quantum-chemical-modelling
#17
Mikael P Johansson, Hannu Maaheimo, Filip S Ekholm
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are emerging as a promising class of selective drug delivery systems in the battle against cancer and other diseases. The auristatins monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) and monomethyl auristatin F (MMAF) appear as the cytotoxic drug in almost half of the state-of-the-art ADCs on the market or in late stage clinical trials. Here, we present the first complete NMR spectroscopic characterisation of these challenging molecules, and investigate their structural properties by a combined NMR and quantum chemical modelling approach...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162478/liposomes-assembled-from-dimeric-retinoic-acid-phospholipid-with-improved-pharmacokinetic-properties
#18
Lu Lu, Yawei Du, Muhammad Ismail, Longbing Ling, Chen Yao, Zhenglin Fu, Xinsong Li
All-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) exhibits potent cytotoxicities against different cancer cells by binding to retinoic acid receptors (RARs), which is regarded as the first example of targeted therapy in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). However, its extensive clinical applications have been limited because of poor aqueous solubility, short half-life time and side effects. In this report, dimeric ATRA phosphorylcholine prodrug (Di-ATRA-PC) was designed and assembled into nanoliposomes to improve its pharmacokinetic properties...
November 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162156/the-use-of-5-fluorouracil-loaded-nanobubbles-combined-with-low-frequency-ultrasound-to-treat-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-nude-mice
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Qiaoya Li, Hongyang Li, Chengjun He, Zhouhong Jing, Changan Liu, Juan Xie, Wenwen Ma, Huisheng Deng
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-loaded nanobubbles irradiated with low-intensity, low-frequency ultrasound in nude mice with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A transplanted tumor model of HCC in nude mice was established in 40 mice, which were then randomly divided equally into four groups: group A (saline), group B (5-FU-loaded nanobubbles), group C (5-FU-loaded nanobubbles with non-low-frequency ultrasound), and group D (5-FU-loaded nanobubbles with low-frequency ultrasound)...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161994/synthesis-characterization-and-application-of-biodegradable-polymer-grafted-novel-bioprosthetic-tissue
#20
Amrita Pal, Chandrashekhar Pathak, Brent Vernon
Animal tissue has an extended history of clinical use in applications like heart valve bioprosthesis devices, cardiovascular surgical applications etc. but often does not last longer after implantation in the body due to rapid unwanted degradation. The goal of this work is to develop novel composite biomaterials by grafting biological tissue with synthetic, biodegradable polymers. In the current research phase, porcine submucosa, ureter and bovine pericardial tissue are grafted with poly DL-lactide (PLA), poly glycolide (PGA) and poly DL-lactide glycolide (PLGA) copolymers...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
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