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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097503/blended-chitosan-paste-for-infection-prevention-preliminary-and-preclinical-evaluations
#1
Joel M Berretta, Jessica A Jennings, Harry S Courtney, Karen E Beenken, Mark S Smeltzer, Warren O Haggard
BACKGROUND: Local drug delivery devices offer a promising method for delivering vancomycin and amikacin for musculoskeletal wounds. However, current local delivery devices such as beads and sponges do not necessarily allow for full coverage of a wound surface with eluted antibiotics and do not address the need for reducing the antibiotic diffusion distance to help prevent contamination by bacteria or other microorganisms. We blended chitosan/polyethylene glycol (PEG) pastes/sponges to increase biocompatibility and improve antibiotic coverage within the wound...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097017/study-of-myoblast-differentiation-using-multi-dimensional-scaffolds-consisting-of-nano-and-micropatterns
#2
Sung Ho Cha, Hyun Jong Lee, Won-Gun Koh
BACKGROUND: The topographical cue is major influence on skeletal muscle cell culture because the structure is highly organized and consists of long parallel bundles of multinucleated myotubes that are formed by differentiation and fusion of myoblast satellite cells. In this technical report, we fabricated a multiscale scaffold using electrospinning and poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel micropatterns to monitor the cell behaviors on nano- and micro-alignment combined scaffolds with different combinations of angles...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095688/effect-of-gold-nanoparticle-size-and-coating-on-labeling-monocytes-for-ct-tracking
#3
Peter Chhour, Johoon Kim, Barbara Benardo, Alfredo Tovar, Shaameen Mian, Harold I Litt, Victor A Ferrari, David P Cormode
With advances in cell therapies, interest in cell tracking techniques to monitor the migration, localization, and viability of these cells continues to grow. X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a cornerstone of medical imaging but has been limited in cell tracking applications due to its low sensitivity toward contrast media. In this study, we investigate the role of size and surface functionality of gold nanoparticles for monocyte uptake to optimize the labeling of these cells for tracking in CT. We synthesized gold nanoparticles (AuNP) that range from 15 to 150 nm in diameter and examined several capping ligands, generating 44 distinct AuNP formulations...
January 18, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095302/internal-evaluation-of-impregnation-treatment-of-waterlogged-wood-relation-between-concentration-of-internal-materials-and-relaxation-time-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
Yuki Kanazawa, Tetsuya Yamada, Aki Kido, Koji Fujimoto, Kyoko Takakura, Hiroaki Hayashi, Yasutaka Fushimi, Satoshi Kozawa, Koji Koizumi, Makiko Okuni, Naomi Ueda, Kaori Togashi
The purpose of this study is to clarify the degree of impregnation resulting from treatment of internal waterlogged wood samples using MRI. On a 1.5T MR scanner, T1 and T2 measurements were performed using inversion recovery and spin-echo sequences, respectively. The samples were cut waterlogged pieces of wood treated with various impregnation techniques which were divided into different concentrations of trehalose (C12H22O11) and polyethylene glycol (PEG; HO-(C2H4O)n-H) solutions. Then these samples underwent impregnation treatment every two weeks...
January 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095085/building-community-stakeholder-perspectives-on-walking-in-malls-and-other-venues
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Basia Belza, Christina E Miyawaki, Peg Allen, Diane K King, David X Marquez, Dina L Jones, Sarah Janicek, Dori Rosenberg, David R Brown
Mall walking has been a popular physical activity for decades. However, little is known about why mall managers support these programs or why adults choose to walk. Our study aim was to describe mall walking programs from the perspective of walkers, managers, and leaders. Twenty-eight walkers, 16 walking program managers, and six walking program leaders from five states participated in a telephone or in-person semi-structured interview (N=50). Interview guides were developed using a social-ecological model...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094898/polyelectrolyte-oil-core-nanocarriers-for-localized-and-sustained-delivery-of-daunorubicin-to-colon-carcinoma-mc38-cells-the-case-of-polysaccharide-multilayer-film-in-relation-to-peg-ylated-shell
#6
Urszula Bazylińska, Jadwiga Pietkiewicz, Joanna Rossowska, Grzegorz Chodaczek, Andrzej Gamian, Kazimiera A Wilk
The authors examine properties of daunorubicin (DNR)-loaded oil-core multilayer nanocapsules prepared via layer-by-layer approach with different polyelectrolyte (PE) coatings such as a standard one (containing polysodium 4-styrenesulphonate/poly(diallyldimethyl-ammonium) chloride) and a polysaccharide-based shell (dextran/chitosan), in regard to the outer layer of poly-l-glutamic acid (PGA) grafted with polyethylene glycol (PGA-g-PEG). The nanocarriers are obtained on a cationic nanoemulsion template (stabilized by dicephalic-type surfactant, N,N-bis[3,30-(trimethylammonio)propyl]-dodecanamide dimethylsulfate) and layered with the PE shell of different thicknesses resulting in average size of 150 nm in diameter (as shown by dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy and cryogenic-transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy)...
January 17, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094532/preclinical-comparison-of-albumin-binding-radiofolates-impact-of-linker-entities-on-the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-properties
#7
Klaudia Siwowska, Stephanie Haller, Francesca Bortoli, Martina Benešová, Viola Groehn, Peter Bernhardt, Roger Schibli, Cristina Müller
Tumor targeting with folic acid radioconjugates has been proposed as a promising strategy for radionuclide therapy of folate receptor α (FR)-positive cancer. Recently, it was shown that modification of radiofolates with an albumin-binding entity increased the tumor-to-kidney ratios of accumulated radioactivity in mice. The goal of this study was to evaluate the lead compound cm10 and compare it with new albumin-binding folate conjugates. Compound cm12 was designed with a long spacer consisting of a PEG-11 entity, and compound cm13 contained a short alkane chain between the albumin-binding moiety and folic acid...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094352/star-shaped-copolymer-grafted-pei-and-redv-as-a-gene-carrier-to-improve-migration-of-endothelial-cells
#8
Juan Lv, Xuefang Hao, Qian Li, Mary Akpanyung, Abdelilah Nejjari, Agnaldo Luis Neve, Xiangkui Ren, Yakai Feng, Changcan Shi, Wencheng Zhang
In this work, a biodegradable star-shaped copolymer poly(lactide-co-3(S)-methyl-morpholine-2,5-dione)6 (Star-(PLMD)6) was synthesized via ring-opening polymerization (ROP), and subsequently a gene carrier Star-PLMD-g-PEI-g-PEG-CREDVW was prepared by grafting polyethyleneimine (PEI), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and targeting peptide REDV onto Star-(PLMD)6. This gene carrier could form stable micelles to condense pEGFP-ZNF580 through electrostatic interaction. The resulting complexes were biocompatible and showed high efficiency in gene delivery...
January 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093984/polymer-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-in-biomedical-applications
#9
Stanley Anniebell, Subash C B Gopinath
Research interests on the properties of polymer conjugated gold nanoparticle (GNP) in biomedicine are rapidly raised because of the extensive proof of their unique properties. In the field of biomedicine, GNPs are widely used because of their inertness and low levels of cytotoxicity. Therefore, when exposed to cells, they are less prone to exert damaging effects. GNPs are capable of being functionalized as desired and are ideal as it does not encourage undesired side reactions that might counter react with the initial intention of the functionalization...
January 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093940/self-targeted-salinomycin-loaded-dspe-peg-methotrexate-nanomicelles-for-targeting-both-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cancer-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells
#10
Minhui Zhu, Shicai Chen, Libo Hua, Caiyun Zhang, Mengjie Chen, Donghui Chen, Yinmei Dong, Yingying Zhang, Meng Li, Xianmin Song, Huaiwen Chen, Hongliang Zheng
AIM: To target both head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells and cancer stem cells (CSCs) by salinomycin-loaded DSPE-PEG-MTX (synthesized using DSPE-PEG2000-NH2 and methotrexate) nanomicelles (M-SAL-MTX). MATERIALS & METHODS: The characterization, antitumor activity and mechanism of M-SAL-MTX were evaluated. RESULTS & CONCLUSION: M-SAL-MTX showed enhanced inhibitory effect toward both HNSCC CSCs and non-CSCs compared with a single treatment of methotrexate and salinomycin...
January 17, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093880/peg-induced-synthesis-of-coordination-polymers-isomers-with-tunable-architectures-and-capture-of-iodine
#11
Zhigang Xie, Lei Wang, Sisi Zhao, Xiaohua Zheng, Li Chen
Controllable synthesis of coordination polymers (CPs) Isomers and reveal the corresponding relationship of structures and properties remains an enormous challenge. Three new supramolecular isomers have been synthesized by tuning the poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) content in the feed. Those supramolecular isomers have the same framework formula of [Cu2I2(tppe)] and different architectures from the classical 2D stacking framework, to 3D entangled system with the co-existence of interpenetration and polycatenation, and 3D topological framework...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093865/nanoscale-physicochemical-properties-of-chain-and-step-growth-polymerized-peg-hydrogels-affect-cell-material-interactions
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Kanika Vats, Graham Marsh, Kristen Harding, Ioannis Zampetakis, Richard E Waugh, Danielle S W Benoit
Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels provide a versatile platform to develop cell instructive materials through incorporation of a variety of cell adhesive ligands and degradable chemistries. Synthesis of PEG gels can be accomplished via two mechanisms: chain and step growth polymerizations. The mechanism dramatically impacts hydrogel nanostructure, whereby chain polymerized hydrogels are highly heterogeneous and step growth networks exhibit more uniform structures. Underpinning these alterations in nanostructure of chain polymerized hydrogels are densely-packed hydrophobic poly(methyl methacrylate) or poly(acrylate) kinetic chains between hydrophilic PEG crosslinkers...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093351/in-vitro-uptake-and-transport-studies-of-peg-plga-polymeric-micelles-in-respiratory-epithelial-cells
#13
Xiao Hu, Fei-Fei Yang, Chun-Yu Liu, Carsten Ehrhardt, Yong-Hong Liao
Polymeric micelles are considered promising carriers for pulmonary drug delivery. Their interaction with the respiratory epithelium, however, is mostly unknown. In the present study, methoxypoly (ethylene glycol) (mPEG)-poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) micelles containing curcumin acetate (CA) or a mixture of CA and Nile Red (NR) were prepared using the solvent evaporation method. Calu-3 and NCI-H441 human respiratory epithelial cell monolayers were used as in vitro models of upper and lower respiratory tract epithelium barrier, respectively, to study the cellular uptake and transport of the vesicles...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093325/gold-nanostar-polymer-hybrids-for-sirna-delivery-polymer-design-towards-colloidal-stability-and-in-vitro-studies-on-breast-cancer-cells
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Carla Sardo, Barbara Bassi, Emanuela F Craparo, Cinzia Scialabba, Elisa Cabrini, Giacomo Dacarro, Agnese D'Agostino, Angelo Taglietti, Gaetano Giammona, Piersandro Pallavicini, Gennara Cavallaro
To overcome the low bioavailability of siRNA (small interfering RNA) and to improve their transfection efficiency, the use of non-viral delivery carriers is today a feasible approach to transform the discovery of these incredibly potent and versatile drugs into clinical practice. Polymer-modified gold nanoconstructs (AuNCs) are currently viewed as efficient and safe intracellular delivery carriers for siRNA, as they have the possibility to conjugate the ability to stably entrap and deliver siRNAs inside cells with the advantages of gold nanoparticles, which can act as theranostic agents and radiotherapy enhancers through laser-induced hyperthermia...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093324/synthesis-characterization-and-in-vitro-antitumor-activity-of-the-polyethylene-glycol-350-and-1000-succinate-derivatives-of-the-tocopherol-and-tocotrienol-isomers-of-vitamin-e
#15
Ahmed Abu-Fayyad, Sami Nazzal
Vitamin E refers to a group of saturated tocopherol (T) isomers and the biologically more active unsaturated tocotrienol (T3) isomers. PEGylated α-tocopherol, commercially known as Vitamin E TPGS, has been used as an emulsifier and therapeutic agent for children with vitamin E deficiency. Limited information, however, is available about the PEG conjugates of the tocotrienol isomers of vitamin E. The current work was therefore undertaken to synthesize and characterize the water soluble polyethylene glycol (PEG 350 and 1000) derivatives of T and T3...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092851/plasmid-dna-affinity-partitioning-using-polyethylene-glycol-sodium-sulfate-aqueous-two-phase-systems
#16
Behzad Nazer, Mohammad Reza Dehghani, Bahram Goliaei
Extraction of plasmid DNA (pDNA) from an alkaline bacterial cell lysate has been investigated using partitioning and affinity partitioning in aqueous two-phase systems (ATPSs) containing 12% (w/w) polyethylene glycol and 12% (w/w) sodium sulfate. In this work, a modified 20bp pyrimidine oligonucleotide acting as a triplex-forming oligonucleotide (TFO) was employed as an affinity ligand to improve the partition behavior. The pUC118 plasmid was chosen to be extracted because of its specific oligonucleotide recognition sequence...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092438/biofunctionalization-of-nerve-interface-via-biocompatible-polymer-roughened-pt-black-on-cuff-electrode-for-chronic-recording
#17
Yi Jae Lee, Han-Jun Kim, Ji Yoon Kang, Sun Hee Do, Soo Hyun Lee
Peripheral nerve cuff electrodes with roughened Pt black (BPt) are coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and Nafion (NF). Although the influence of coated PEG and Nafion on roughened BPt on the electrical properties is weak, the cuff electrode with BPt/PEG and BPt/Nafion exhibits some very important properties. For example, it markedly decreases interfacial impedance, increases charge storage capacity (CSC) due to retaining the BPt surface structure, good stability without exfoliation in repetitive cyclic voltammetry scanning because it is protected by PEG or Nafion coating...
January 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091627/development-of-a-single-step-immunoassay-microdevice-based-on-a-graphene-oxide-containing-hydrogel-possessing-fluorescence-quenching-and-size-separation-functions
#18
Akihiro Shirai, Kaho Nakashima, Kenji Sueyoshi, Tatsuro Endo, Hideaki Hisamoto
An immunoassay, which is an indispensable analytical method both in biological research and in medical fields was successfully integrated into a "single-step" by developing a microdevice composed of a graphene oxide (GO)-containing hydrogel and a poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microchannel array with a polyethylene glycol (PEG) coating containing a fluorescently-labelled antibody. Here we used 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) as a monomer that is easily, and homogeneously, mixed with GO to synthesize the hydrogel...
January 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090779/preparation-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluation-of-metformin-hydrochloride-rectal-dosage-forms-for-treatment-of-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes
#19
Abdel-Azim Zaghloul, Ahmad Lila, Fathy Abd-Allah, Aly Nada
BACKGROUND: Metformin hydrochloride (MtHCL) is an oral antidiabetic drug and has many other therapeutic benefits. It has poor bioavailability, narrow absorption window and extensive liver metabolism. Moreover, children and elders face difficulty to swallow the commercial oral tablets. OBJECTIVES: Preparation, in vitro/in vivo evaluation of MtHCL suppositories for rectal administration to solve some of these problems. METHODS: Suppository fatty bases (Witepsol®, Suppocire® and Massa®; different grades) and PEG bases 1000, 4000 and 6000 (different ratios), were used to prepare rectal suppository formulations each containing 500 mg drug...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089687/stabilizing-effects-for-antibody-formulations-and-safety-profiles-of-cyclodextrin-polypseudorotaxane-hydrogels
#20
Taishi Higashi, Naoko Ohshita, Tatsunori Hirotsu, Yoshihito Yamashita, Keiichi Motoyama, Sawako Koyama, Ruriko Iibuchi, Takayuki Uchida, Shiuhei Mieda, Kenji Handa, Tomoaki Kimoto, Hidetoshi Arima
Antibodies often have poor physicochemical stability during storage and/or transport, which is a serious drawback for the development of antibody-based drugs. In this study, we prepared polypseudorotaxane (PPRX) hydrogels consisting of cyclodextrins (CyDs) and polyethylene glycol (PEG), and evaluated them as stabilizers for commercially available antibody-based drugs. α-CyD and γ-CyD formed PPRX hydrogels with PEG (MW 20,000 Da) in the presence of antibody-based drugs such as omalizumab, palivizumab, panitumumab, and ranibizumab...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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