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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440967/toxicity-of-cisplatin-loaded-poly-butyl-cyanoacrylate-nanoparticles-in-a-brain-cancer-cell-line-anionic-polymerization-results
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Nejad Mohamadi, S Maryam Kazemi, Mahshid Mohammadian, Attabak Toofani Milani, Younes Moradi, Maryam Yasemi, Meysam Ebrahimi far, Maral Mazloumi Tabrizi, Hasan Ebrahimi Shahmabadi, Azim Akbarzadeh Khiyavi
Cancer is one of the most important issues in modern medicine and the most common cause of death after cardiovascular diseases in many countries. Brain cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death among men and women, ranking third. Chemotherapeutic drugs that aim to prevent uncontrolled proliferation of cells in tissues of the body and induce apoptosis of tumor cells are prominent candidates for development. Since cisplatin has an apoptosisinducing role, it is widely used as an anticancer agent...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439950/protein-disulfide-isomerase-inhibition-synergistically-enhances-the-efficacy-of-sorafenib-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jae-Kyung Won, Su Jong Yu, Chae Young Hwang, Sung-Hwan Cho, Sang-Min Park, Kwangsoo Kim, Won-Mook Choi, Hyeki Cho, Eun Ju Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Kyung Bun Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, Kyung-Suk Suh, Ja-June Jang, Chung Yong Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Kwang-Hyun Cho
Sorafenib is the only approved targeted drug for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but its effect on patients' survival gain is limited and varies over a wide range depending on patho-genetic conditions. Thus, enhancing the efficacy of sorafenib and finding a reliable predictive biomarker are crucial to achieve efficient control of HCCs. In this study, we employed a systems approach by combining transcriptome analysis of the mRNA changes in HCC cell lines in response to sorafenib with network analysis to investigate the action and resistance mechanism of sorafenib...
April 25, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437729/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-polymeric-chitosan-tripolyphosphate-and-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-on-germination-of-zea-mays-brassica-rapa-and-pisum-sativum
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Daniele Y Nakasato, Anderson E S Pereira, Jhones L Oliveira, Halley C Oliveira, Leonardo F Fraceto
Although the potential toxicity of many metallic and carbon nanoparticles to plants has been reported, few studies have evaluated the phytotoxic effects of polymeric and solid lipid nanoparticles. The present work described the preparation and characterization of chitosan/tripolyphosphate (CS/TPP) nanoparticles and solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and evaluated the effects of different concentrations of these nanoparticles on germination of Zea mays, Brassica rapa, and Pisum sativum. CS/TPP nanoparticles presented an average size of 233...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437467/mutant-uromodulin-expression-leads-to-altered-homeostasis-of-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-activates-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Céline Schaeffer, Stefania Merella, Elena Pasqualetto, Dejan Lazarevic, Luca Rampoldi
Uromodulin is the most abundant urinary protein in physiological conditions. It is exclusively produced by renal epithelial cells lining the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (TAL) and it plays key roles in kidney function and disease. Mutations in UMOD, the gene encoding uromodulin, cause autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease uromodulin-related (ADTKD-UMOD), characterised by hyperuricemia, gout and progressive loss of renal function. While the primary effect of UMOD mutations, retention in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is well established, its downstream effects are still largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435247/delivery-of-curcumin-by-directed-self-assembled-micelles-enhances-therapeutic-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Wen-Ting Zhu, Sheng-Yao Liu, Lei Wu, Hua-Li Xu, Jun Wang, Guo-Xin Ni, Qing-Bing Zeng
BACKGROUND: It has been widely reported that curcumin (CUR) exhibits anticancer activity and triggers the apoptosis of human A549 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. However, its application is limited owing to its poor solubility and bioavailability. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop a new CUR formulation with higher water solubility and better biocompatibility for clinical application in the future. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, CUR-loaded methoxy polyethylene glycol-polylactide (CUR/mPEG-PLA) polymeric micelles were prepared by a thin-film hydration method...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430417/charge-separation-mechanisms-in-ordered-films-of-self-assembled-donor-acceptor-dyad-ribbons
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Jenna L Logsdon, Patrick E Hartnett, Jordan N Nelson, Michelle A Harris, Tobin J Marks, Michael R Wasielewski
Orthogonal attachment of polar and nonpolar side-chains to a zinc porphyrin-perylenediimide dyad (ZnP-PDI, 1a) is shown to result in self-assembly of ordered supramolecular ribbons in which the ZnP and PDI molecules form segregated π-stacked columns. Following photoexcitation of the ordered ribbons, ZnP(+•)-PDI(-•) radical ion pairs form in <200 fs and subsequently produce a 30 ± 3% yield of free charge carriers that live for about 100 μs. Elongating the side chains on ZnP and PDI in 1b enhances the order of the films, but does not result in an increase in free charge carrier yield...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430407/three-dimensional-arylene-diimide-frameworks-for-highly-stable-lithium-ion-batteries
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Tyler B Schon, Andrew J Tilley, Emily L Kynaston, Dwight S Seferos
Lithium-ion batteries are the best commercial technology to satisfy the energy storage needs of current and emerging applications. However, the use of transition metal-based cathodes precludes them from being low cost, sustainable, and environmentally benign, even with recycling programs in place. In this study, we report a highly stable organic material that can be used in place of the transition metal cathodes. By creating a three-dimensional framework based on triptycene and perylene diimide (PDI), a cathode can be constructed that mitigates stability issues that organic electrodes typically suffer from...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430010/prolonged-injectable-formulation-of-nafarelin-using-in-situ-gel-combination-delivery-system
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Behnoush Alizadeh, Nika Bahari Javan, Hamid Akbari Javar, Mohammad Reza Khoshayand, Farid Abedin Dorkoosh
The principal purpose of the present study was to prepare and characterize a complex drug delivery system consisting of Nafarelin- poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) nanoparticles (NPs) in combination with sodium alginate/poloxamer 407 in situ gel. Nafarelin loaded PHBV NPs were prepared via double emulsion solvent evaporation technique. Box-Behnken Response Surface Methodology was utilized to optimize NPs. Mean particle size, polydispersity index (PDI), entrapment efficiency (EE) and drug loading (DL) of the optimized NPs were measured...
April 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429192/photoinactivation-effect-of-eosin-methylene-blue-and-chlorophyllin-sodium-copper-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-escherichia-coli
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Cynthia S A Caires, Cassia R B Leal, Carlos A N Ramos, Danielle Bogo, Alessandra R Lima, Eduardo J Arruda, Samuel L Oliveira, Anderson R L Caires, Valter A Nascimento
The use of eosin methylene blue according to Giemsa as photosensitizer is presented for the first time in this paper. The present study evaluated the potential application of chlorophyllin sodium copper salt (CuChlNa) and eosin methylene blue according to Giemsa (EMB) as antimicrobial photosensitizers (aPS) for photodynamic inactivation (PDI) of Staphylococcus aureus (gram-positive) and Escherichia coli (gram-negative) bacteria. The experiments were performed using S. aureus stain ATCC 25923 and E. coli ATCC 25922 in which five aPS concentrations (0...
April 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423950/hepatoprotective-and-free-radical-scavenging-actions-of-quercetin-nanoparticles-on-a%C3%AF-atoxin-b1-induced-liver-damage-in-vitro-in-vivo-studies
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Aziz Eftekhari, Elham Ahmadian, Vahid Panahi-Azar, Hedayat Hosseini, Mahnaz Tabibiazar, Solmaz Maleki Dizaj
The objective of present study was in vitro and in vivo evaluation of hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity of Quercetin nanoparticles (Q NPs) against toxicity induced by aflatoxin B1. The Q NPs were prepared using precipitation method. Hepatocytes were prepared by the method of collagenase enzyme perfusion via portal vein. The NPs were characterized in terms of size and morphology using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. The level of parameters, such as cell death, ROS formation, lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial membrane potential and cellular glutathione (GSH) content, in the aflatoxin B1-treated and non-treated hepatocytes were determined and the mentioned markers were assessed in the presence of Q NPs...
April 20, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423690/preimplantation-factor-pif-protects-cultured-embryos-against-oxidative-stress-relevance-for-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-rpl-therapy
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Lindsay F Goodale, Soren Hayrabedran, Krassimira Todorova, Roumen Roussev, Sivakumar Ramu, Christopher Stamatkin, Carolyn B Coulam, Eytan R Barnea, Robert O Gilbert
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) affects 2-3% of couples. Despite a detailed work-up, the etiology is frequently undefined, leading to non-targeted therapy. Viable embryos and placentae express PreImplantation Factor (PIF). Maternal circulating PIF regulates systemic immunity and reduces circulating natural killer cells cytotoxicity in RPL patients. PIF promotes singly cultured embryos' development while anti-PIF antibody abrogates it. RPL serum induced embryo toxicity is negated by PIF. We report that PIF rescues delayed embryo development caused by <3 kDa RPL serum fraction likely by reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420388/association-between-maternal-intake-of-n-6-to-n-3-fatty-acid-ratio-during-pregnancy-and-infant-neurodevelopment-at-6-months-of-age-results-of-the-moceh-cohort-study
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Hyejin Kim, Hyesook Kim, Eunjung Lee, Yeni Kim, Eun-Hee Ha, Namsoo Chang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) are essential for infant neurodevelopment. The nutritional adequacy of dietary LC-PUFAs depends not only on the LC-PUFAs intake but also on the n-6 to n-3 fatty acid ratio (n-6/n-3 PUFAs). This study aimed to identify the association between the maternal dietary n-6/n-3 PUFAs and motor and cognitive development of infants at 6 months of age. METHODS: We used data from 960 participants in the Mothers and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) study, which is a multi-center prospective cohort study...
April 18, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415454/development-of-a-dna-liposome-complex-for-gene-delivery-applications
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M Rasoulianboroujeni, G Kupgan, F Moghadam, M Tahriri, A Boughdachi, P Khoshkenar, J J Ambrose, N Kiaie, D Vashaee, J D Ramsey, L Tayebi
The association structures formed by cationic liposomes and DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid)-liposome have been effectively utilized as gene carriers in transfection assays. In this research study, cationic liposomes were prepared using a modified lipid film hydration method consisting of a lyophilization step for gene delivery applications. The obtained results demonstrated that the mean particle size had no significant change while the polydispersity (PDI) increased after lyophilization. The mean particle size slightly reduced after lyophilization (520±12nm to 464±25nm) while the PDI increased after lyophilization (0...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411432/automated-in-line-mixing-system-for-large-scale-production-of-chitosan-based-polyplexes
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Ashkan Tavakoli Naeini, Ousamah Younoss Soliman, Mohamad Gabriel Alameh, Marc Lavertu, Michael D Buschmann
Chitosan (CS)-based polyplexes are efficient non-viral gene delivery systems that are most commonly prepared by manual mixing. However, manual mixing is not only poorly controlled but also restricted to relatively small preparation volumes, limiting clinical applications. In order to overcome these drawbacks and to produce clinical quantities of CS-based polyplexes, a fully automated in-line mixing platform was developed for production of large batches of small-size and homogeneous CS-based polyplexes. Operational conditions to produce small-sized homogeneous polyplexes were identified...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407571/thermally-induced-shape-memory-behavior-enzymatic-degradation-and-biocompatibility-of-pla-tpu-blends-effects-of-compatibilization
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S K Dogan, S Boyacioglu, M Kodal, O Gokce, G Ozkoc
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blends were melt-mixed and compatibilized to investigate their biocompatibility, biodegradability and thermally induced shape memory properties. The blend compositions were PLA/TPU: 80/20 (20TPU) and PLA/TPU: 50/50 (50TPU). 1,4-phenylene diisocyanate (PDI) was used in order to compatibilize the components reactively. The PDI composition was 0.5, 1, 3% by weight. Biodegradability was assessed by enzymatic degradation tests. Biocompatibility was investigated through in-vitro cell-culture experiments...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394850/the-pain-course-a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-a-remotely-delivered-chronic-pain-management-program-when-provided-in-online-and-workbook-formats
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B F Dear, M Gandy, E Karin, T Ricciardi, V J Fogliati, S McDonald, L G Staples, K Nicholson Perry, L Sharpe, M K Nicholas, N Titov
The present study compared a remote-delivered pain management program, the Pain Course, when delivered in online and workbook formats. Participants (n = 178) were randomised to two groups: (1) an Internet Group (n = 84) who were provided with secure accounts to the program in an online format; or (2) a Workbook Group (n = 94) who were mailed workbook versions of the program. The content of both programs was identical and comprised 5 core lessons, which participants were encouraged to work through over an 8-week period, according to a prescribed timetable...
April 5, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392279/a-novel-serum-stable-liver-targeted-cytotoxic-system-using-valerate-conjugated-chitosan-nanoparticles-surface-decorated-with-glycyrrhizin
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Eman M El-Marakby, Rania M Hathout, Ismail Taha, Samar Mansour, Nahed D Mortada
The aim of this study was to target a naturally chemotherapeutic agent: ferulic acid to the liver using a biocompatible and an in vivo stable carrier. Accordingly, chitosan as a biopolymer was modified using a hydrophobic moiety and valeric acid in order to increase its in vivo stability. The structure of the newly synthesized product was confirmed using FT-IR and NMR techniques together with the ninhydrin assay. Ferulic acid was conjugated to the modified nanoparticles that were further characterized for particle size, PDI and zeta potential and subjected to ex vivo stability study in serum and cytotoxicity studies in HepG2 cell lines...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391672/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-pancreatic-duct-intervention
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Yuto Shimamura, Jeffrey Mosko, Christopher Teshima, Gary R May
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct intervention (EUS-PDI) is an emerging endoscopic approach allowing access and intervention to the pancreatic duct (PD) for patients with failed endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) or patients with surgically altered anatomy. As opposed to biliary drainage for which percutaneous drainage is an alternative following failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), the treatment options after failed ERP are very limited. Therefore, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided access to the PD and options for subsequent drainage may play an important role as an alternative to surgical intervention...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389898/influence-of-sucrose-on-growth-and-sensitivity-of-candida-albicans-alone-and-in-combination-with-enterococcus-faecalis-and-streptococcus-mutans-to-photodynamic-therapy
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Fernanda Malagutti Tomé, Lucas De Paula Ramos, Fernanda Freire, Cristiane Aparecida Pereira, Ingrid Christine Barbosa de Oliveira, Juliana Campos Junqueira, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Luciane Dias de Oliveira
This study has evaluated the effects of photodynamic inactivation (PDI) using erythrosine as photosensitizer and green light-emitting diode (LED) on biofilms of Candida albicans alone and in combination with Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus mutans. We have also evaluated the effect of sucrose on biofilm formation and bacterial growth and sensitivity to PDI. Biofilms were formed in suspension of 10(6) cells/ml on plates before being grown in broth culture with and without sucrose and incubated for 48 h...
April 7, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387869/genotoxicity-study-of-nickel-oxide-nanoparticles-in-female-wistar-rats-after-acute-oral-exposure
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Naresh Dumala, Bhanuramya Mangalampalli, Srinivas Chinde, Srinivas Indu Kumari, Mohammad Mahoob, Mohammad Fazlur Rahman, Paramjit Grover
Nanoparticles (NPs) apart from their widespread advantages and increased utilisation, have aroused concerns over their safe use. Nickel (II) oxides (NiO) NPs are used as catalysts, biosensors and in many of the consumer products. The increasing use of NiO NPs necessitates an improved understanding of their potential impact on the environment and human health. In this study, we investigated the acute genotoxic effects of NiO NPs by oral route administration with three different doses (125, 250 and 500 mg/kg bw)...
April 6, 2017: Mutagenesis
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