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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353432/post-translational-modifications-in-tumor-biomarkers-the-next-challenge-for-aptamers
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Ana Díaz-Fernández, Rebeca Miranda-Castro, Noemí de-Los-Santos-Álvarez, María Jesús Lobo-Castañón
Advances in proteomics have fueled the search for novel cancer biomarkers with higher selectivity. Differential expression of low abundant proteins has been the usual way of finding those biomarkers. The existence of a selective receptor for each biomarker is compulsory for their use in diagnostic/prognostic assays. Antibodies are the receptors of choice in most cases although aptamers are becoming familiar because of their facile and reproducible synthesis, chemical stability as well as comparable affinity and selectivity...
January 20, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351868/an-aptamer-nanopore-enabled-microsensor-for-detection-of-theophylline
#2
Silu Feng, Changtian Chen, Wei Wang, Long Que
This paper reports an aptamer-based nanopore thin film sensor for detecting theophylline in the buffer solution and complex fluids including plant extracts and serum samples. Compared to antibody-based detection, aptamer-based detection offers many advantages such as low cost and high stability at elevated temperatures. Experiments found that this type of sensor can readily detect theophylline at a concentration as low as 0.05µM, which is much lower than the detection limit of current lab-based equipment such as liquid chromatography (LC)...
January 10, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350029/a-microwell-array-method-for-rapid-generation-of-uniform-agarose-droplets-and-beads-for-single-molecule-analysis
#3
Xingrui Li, Dongfeng Zhang, Huimin Zhang, Zhichao Guan, Yanling Song, Ruochen Liu, Zhi Zhu, Chaoyong James Yang
Compartmentalization of aqueous samples in uniform emulsion droplets has proven to be a useful tool for many chemical, biological, and biomedical applications. Herein, we introduce an array-based emulsification method for rapid and easy generation of monodisperse agarose-in-oil droplets in a PDMS microwell array. The microwells are filled with agarose solution, and subsequent addition of hot oil results in immediate formation of agarose droplets due to the surface-tension of the liquid solution. Because droplet size is determined solely by the array unit dimensions, uniform droplets with pre-selectable diameters ranging from 20 µm to 100 µm can be produced with relative standard deviations less than 3...
January 19, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343061/analyzing-and-tuning-ribozyme-activity-by-deep-sequencing-to-modulate-gene-expression-level-in-mammalian-cells
#4
Shungo Kobori, Yohei Yokobayashi
Self-cleaving ribozymes, in combination with aptamers and various classes of RNAs, have been heavily engineered to create RNA devices to control gene expression. Although understanding of sequence-function relationships of ribozymes is critical for such efforts, our current knowledge of self-cleaving ribozymes is mostly limited to the results from small scale mutational studies performed under different conditions, or qualitative results of mutate-and-select experiments which may contain experimental biases...
January 17, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342960/a-low-cost-inkjet-printed-aptamer-based-electrochemical-biosensor-for-the-selective-detection-of-lysozyme
#5
Niazul Islam Khan, Alec G Maddaus, Edward Song
Recently, inkjet-printing has gained increased popularity in applications such as flexible electronics and disposable sensors, as well as in wearable sensors because of its multifarious advantages. This work presents a novel, low-cost immobilization technique using inkjet-printing for the development of an aptamer-based biosensor for the detection of lysozyme, an important biomarker in various disease diagnosis. The strong affinity between the carbon nanotube (CNT) and the single-stranded DNA is exploited to immobilize the aptamers onto the working electrode by printing the ink containing the dispersion of CNT-aptamer complex...
January 15, 2018: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341876/probing-and-characterizing-the-high-specific-sequences-of-ssdna-aptamer-against-sgiv-infected-cells
#6
Pengfei Li, Qing Yu, Lingli Zhou, Dexin Dong, Shina Wei, Hanzheng Ya, Bo Chen, Qiwei Qin
As the major viral pathogen of grouper aquaculture, Singapore grouper iridovirus (SGIV) has caused great economic losses in China and Southeast Asia. In the previous study, we have generated highly specific ssDNA aptamers against SGIV-infected grouper spleen cells (GS) by Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment technology (SELEX), in which Q2 had the highest binding affinity of 16.43 nM. In this study, we would try to identify the specific sequences in the aptamer Q2 that exhibited the high binding affinity to SGIV-infected cells by truncating the original Q2 into some different specific segments...
January 13, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339145/ocular-delivery-of-proteins-and-peptides-challenges-and-novel-formulation-approaches
#7
Abhirup Mandal, Dhananjay Pal, Vibhuti Agrahari, Hoang My Trinh, Mary Joseph, Ashim K Mitra
The impact of proteins and peptides on the treatment of various conditions including ocular diseases over the past few decades has been advanced by substantial breakthroughs in structural biochemistry, genetic engineering, formulation and delivery approaches. Formulation and delivery of proteins and peptides, such as monoclonal antibodies, aptamers, recombinant proteins and peptides to ocular tissues poses significant challenges owing to their large size, poor permeation and susceptibility to degradation. A wide range of advanced drug delivery systems including polymeric controlled release systems, cell-based delivery and nanowafers are being exploited to overcome the challenges of frequent administration to ocular tissues...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335794/effect-of-a-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-binding-l-rna-aptamer-on-neuronal-activity-in-the-rat-spinal-trigeminal-nucleus
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Michael J M Fischer, Jakob Schmidt, Stanislav Koulchitsky, Sven Klussmann, Axel Vater, Karl Messlinger
BACKGROUND: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) plays a major role in the pathogenesis of migraine and other primary headaches. Spinal trigeminal neurons integrate nociceptive afferent input from trigeminal tissues including intracranial afferents, and their activity is thought to reflect facial pain and headache in man. CGRP receptor inhibitors and anti-CGRP antibodies have been demonstrated to be therapeutically effective in migraine. In parallel, CGRP receptor inhibition has been shown to lower spinal trigeminal neuron activity in animal models of meningeal nociception...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335698/absorbance-enhancement-of-aptamers-gnp-enables-sensitive-protein-detection-in-rat-brains
#9
Jinpeng Mao, Muzhen Xu, Wenliang Ji, Meining Zhang
An absorbance enhanced probe based on gold nanoparticles (GNPs) was proposed for a protein assay in the cerebrospinal fluid of a rat brain. The GNPs, assembled with two aptamers by proximity ligation, have high anti-salt properties, and good selectivity and response toward proteins, such as interferon-gamma, in the brain.
January 16, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335674/noble-metal-nanoparticles-in-biosensors-recent-studies-and-applications
#10
Hedieh Malekzad, Parham Sahandi Zangabad, Hamed Mirshekari, Mahdi Karimi, Michael R Hamblin
The aim of this review is to cover advances in noble metal nanoparticle (MNP)-based biosensors and to outline the principles and main functions of MNPs in different classes of biosensors according to the transduction methods employed. The important biorecognition elements are enzymes, antibodies, aptamers, DNA sequences, and whole cells. The main readouts are electrochemical (amperometric and voltametric), optical (surface plasmon resonance, colorimetric, chemiluminescence, photoelectrochemical, etc.) and piezoelectric...
June 27, 2017: Nanotechnology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332836/fluorescent-and-colorimetric-dual-mode-aptasensor-for-thrombin-detection-based-on-target-induced-conjunction-of-split-aptamer-fragments
#11
Wenna Duan, Xiuzhong Wang, Haixia Wang, Feng Li
Since the lack of detection diversity of the single-signal readout strategy, it is urgent to develop fast and multisignal assay strategies. A highly selective and sensitive assay method with colorimetric and fluorometric dual signals readouts is presented in this paper. It is based on the principle that the target induced conjunction of split aptamer fragments assembled on the surface of Au nanoparticles (AuNPs). In the presence of targets, the color of solution changed from wine red to blue and can be measured both visual inspection and spectrophotometry because of the aggregation of AuNPs...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331900/a-catalytic-and-dual-recycling-amplification-atp-sensor-based-on-target-driven-allosteric-structure-switching-of-aptamer-beacons
#12
Ying Peng, Daxiu Li, Ruo Yuan, Yun Xiang
Abnormal concentrations of ATP are associated with many diseases and cancers, and quantitative detection of ATP is thus of great importance for disease diagnosis and prognosis. In the present work, we report a new dual recycling amplification sensor integrated with catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) to achieve high sensitivity for fluorescent detection of ATP. The association of the target ATP with the aptamer beacons causes the allosteric structure switching of the aptamer beacons to expose the toehold regions, which hybridize with and unfold the fluorescently quenched hairpin signal probes (HP1) to recycle the target ATP and to trigger CHA between HP1 and the secondary hairpin probes (HP2) to form HP1/HP2 duplexes...
January 9, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329202/epcam-immunotherapy-versus-specific-targeted-delivery-of-drugs
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REVIEW
Joanna Macdonald, Justin Henri, Kislay Roy, Emma Hays, Michelle Bauer, Rakesh Naduvile Veedu, Normand Pouliot, Sarah Shigdar
The epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM), or CD326, was one of the first cancer associated biomarkers to be discovered. In the last forty years, this biomarker has been investigated for use in personalized cancer therapy, with the first monoclonal antibody, edrecolomab, being trialled in humans more than thirty years ago. Since then, several other monoclonal antibodies have been raised to EpCAM and tested in clinical trials. However, while monoclonal antibody therapy has been investigated against EpCAM for almost 40 years as primary or adjuvant therapy, it has not shown as much promise as initially heralded...
January 12, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327939/blockade-of-the-complement-c5a-c5ar1-axis-impairs-lung-cancer-bone-metastasis-by-cxcl16-mediated-effects
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Daniel Ajona, Carolina Zandueta, Leticia Corrales, Haritz Moreno, María J Pajares, Sergio Ortiz-Espinosa, Elena Martínez-Terroba, Naiara Perurena, Fernando J de Miguel, Eloisa Jantus-Lewintre, Carlos Camps, Silvestre Vicent, Jackeline Agorreta, Luis M Montuenga, Ruben Pio, Fernando Lecanda
RATIONALE: C5aR1(CD88), a receptor for complement anaphylatoxin C5a, is a potent immune mediator. Its impact on malignant growth and dissemination of NSCLC cells is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the contribution of the C5a/C5aR1 axis to the malignant phenotype of NSCLC cells, particularly in skeletal colonization, a preferential lung metastasis site. METHODS: Association between C5aR1 expression and clinical outcome was assessed in silico and validated by immunohistochemistry...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327496/modulation-of-bace1-activity-by-chemically-modified-aptamers
#15
Cécile Gasse, Marwa Zaarour, Sam Noppen, Mikhail Abramov, Philippe Marlière, Sandra Liekens, Bart De Strooper, Piet Herdewijn
A modified DNA aptamer was developed that binds BACE1, a therapeutic target involved in Alzheimer's disease. This ssXNA not only tightly binds to BACE1 but also inhibits its protease activity in vitro in the same range as a previously described unmodified aptamer. We report the in vitro selection of functional oligonucleotides using two nucleobase modifications: 5-chlorouracil and 7-deazaadenine. The nucleoside analog 5-chloro-2'-deoxyuridine has already been explored to replace thymidine in a chemically modified genome of a bacterium...
January 11, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325460/targeted-delivery-of-melittin-to-cancer-cells-by-as1411-anti-nucleolin-aptamer
#16
Seyed Hossein Rajabnejad, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Khalil Abnous, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi, Mohammad Ramezani, Bibi Marjan Razavi
Melittin, a small water-soluble cationic amphipathic α-helical linear peptide, consisted of 26 amino acids, is the honeybee venom major constituent. Several reports have proved the lytic and apoptotic effects of melittin in several cancerous cell lines. In this study, we aimed to fabricate an AS1411 aptamer-melittin to specifically deliver melittin to nucleolin positive cells (A549). Melittin was covalently attached to antinucleolin aptamer (AS1411) and its toxicity in A549 (Nucleolin positive) and L929 (Nucleolin negative) was studied using MTT and Annexin V flow cytometry methods...
January 12, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325019/deep-molecular-phenotypes-link-complex-disorders-and-physiological-insult-to-cpg-methylation
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Shaza B Zaghlool, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Sara Kader, Nisha Stephan, Anna Halama, Rudolf Engelke, Hina Sarwath, Eman K Al-Dous, Yasmin A Mohamoud, Werner Roemisch-Margl, Jerzy Adamski, Gabi Kastenmüller, Nele Friedrich, Alessia Visconti, Pei-Chien Tsai, Tim Spector, Jordana Bell, Mario Falchi, Annika Wahl, Melanie Waldenberger, Annette Peters, Christian Gieger, Maija Pezer, Gordan Lauc, Johannes Graumann, Joel A Malek, Karsten Suhre
Epigenetic regulation of cellular function provides a mechanism for rapid organismal adaptation to changes in health, lifestyle, and environment. Associations of cytosine-guanine di-nucleotide (CpG) methylation with clinical endpoints that overlap with metabolic phenotypes suggest a regulatory role for these CpG sites in the body's response to disease or environmental stress. We previously identified 20 CpG sites in an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) with metabolomics that were also associated in recent EWASs with diabetes-, obesity-, and smoking-related endpoints...
January 8, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323871/microfluidic-device-for-aptamer-based-cancer-cell-capture-and-genetic-mutation-detection
#18
Sarah Jessica Reinholt, Harold G Craighead
We present a microfluidic device for specifically capturing cancer cells and isolating their genomic DNA (gDNA) for specific amplification and sequence analysis. To capture cancer cells within the device, nucleic acid aptamers that specifically bind to cancer cells were immobilized within a channel containing micropillars designed to increase capture efficiency. The cap-tured cells were lysed in situ and their gDNA was isolated by physical entanglement within a second smaller-dimensioned micropillar array. This type of isolation allowed the gDNA to be retained and purified within the channel, and enables ampli-fication and analysis to be performed on the gDNA without the loss of the original template...
January 11, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322773/sers-based-label-free-insulin-detection-at-physiological-concentrations-for-analysis-of-islet-performance
#19
Hyunjun Cho, Shailabh Kumar, Daejong Yang, Sagar R Vaidyanathan, Kelly Woo, Ian Garcia, Hao Jan Shue, Youngzoon Yoon, Kevin Ferreri, Hyuck Choo
Label-free optical detection of insulin would allow in vitro assessment of pancreatic cell functions in their natural state and expedite diabetes-related clinical research and treatment, however no existing method has met these criteria at physiological concentrations. Using spatially-uniform 3D gold-nanoparticle sensors, we have demonstrated surface-enhanced Raman sensing of insulin in the secretions from human pancreatic islets under low and high glucose environments without the use of labels such as antibodies or aptamers...
January 11, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317345/muc1-aptamer-targeted-dna-micelles-for-dual-tumor-therapy-using-doxorubicin-and-kla-peptide
#20
Fahimeh Charbgoo, Mona Alibolandi, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi, Khalil Abnous, Fatemeh Soltani, Mohammad Ramezani
Targeted delivery of DNA nanoparticles is a promising approach in cancer therapy. Using aptamers, target specific delivery of DNA nanoparticles can be achieved. Further, aptamers can indirectly improve drug encapsulation efficiency of DNA nanoparticles for drugs intercalated within nucleic acid base pairs. Using DNA blocks, a micellar hybrid nanoparticle was prepared for the targeted co-delivery of doxorubicin and a pro-apoptotic peptide, KLA to tumor cells. Results demonstrated that anti-MUC1 aptamer could specifically deliver the synthesized DNA micelle into MCF-7 cells by improving its cellular uptake...
January 6, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
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