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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934663/using-a-fluorescence-quenching-method-to-detect-dna-adsorption-onto-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-surfaces
#1
Kazuo Umemura, Shizuma Sato, Gilbert Bustamante, Jing Yong Ye
Surface modification of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with DNA molecules has attracted much attention in recent years to increase SWNT solubility and make various SWNT-based nanobiodevices. Therefore, there is a critical need to quantify the interaction between DNA molecules and SWNT surfaces, particularly the intermediate structures during DNA adsorption. In this study, we demonstrate the ability to detect the adsorption of DNA oligomers on SWNT surfaces by fluorescence spectroscopy. Fluorescein-labelled, 30mer, thymine oligonucleotides (F-T30) were employed as a fluorescent probe to study the interaction of DNA with SWNTs...
September 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933283/organic-nanotheranostics-for-photoacoustic-imaging-guided-phototherapy
#2
Houjuan Zhu, Chen Xie, Peng Chen, Kanyi Pu
Phototherapies including photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) have emerged as one of the avant-garde strategies for cancer treatment. Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is a new hybrid imaging modality that shows great promise for real-time in vivo monitoring of biological processes with deep tissue penetration and high spatial resolution. To enhance therapeutic efficiency and reduce side effects, it is necessary to explore the combination of cancer therapy and diagnosis. Nanotheranostics composed of PTT/PDT and PA imaging are emerging to provide unprecedented advantages in accelerating cancer theranostics...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929249/the-efficacy-of-photon-initiated-photoacoustic-streaming-in-the-removal-of-calcium-silicate-based-filling-remnants-from-the-root-canal-after-rotary-retreatment
#3
Mateja Suk, Ivona Bago, Marko Katić, Damir Šnjarić, Marija Šimundić Munitić, Ivica Anić
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of photon-initiated photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) in the removal of filling remnants from root canals after rotary phase of retreatment and to examine the difference in the amount of residual material considering the type of sealer. Thirty-six extracted single-rooted human teeth were instrumented and randomly divided into three groups according to the filling material used: group 1: EndoSequence BC Sealer (Brassler, USA), group 2: MTA Fillapex (Angelus Solucoes Odontologicas, Londrina, Brasil), and group 3: AH Plus sealer (Dentsply DeTrey, Konstanz, Germany)...
September 19, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926276/polypyrrole-coated-perfluorocarbon-nanoemulsions-as-a-sono-photoacoustic-contrast-agent
#4
David Shicheng Li, Soon Joon Yoon, Ivan Pelivanov, M Frenz, Matthew O'Donnell, Lilo D Pozzo
A new contrast agent for combined photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging is presented. It has a liquid perfluorocarbon (PFC) core of about 250 nm diameter coated by a 30 nm thin polypyrrole (PPy) doped polymer shell emulsion which represents a broadband absorber covering the visible and near-infrared ranges (peak optical extinction at 1050 nm). When exposed to a sufficiently high intensity optical or acoustic pulse, the droplets vaporize to form microbubbles providing a strong increase in imaging sensitivity and specificity...
September 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926263/copper-sulfide-perfluorocarbon-nanodroplets-as-clinically-relevant-photoacoustic-ultrasound-imaging-agents
#5
Daniela Y Santiesteban, Diego S Dumani, Daniel Profili, Stanislav Y Emelianov
We have developed laser-activated perfluorocarbon nanodroplets containing copper sulfide nanoparticles (CuS NPs) for contrast-enhanced ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging. As potential clinical contrast agents, CuS NPs have favorable properties including biocompatibility, biodegradability and enhance contrast in photoacoustic images at clinically relevant depths. However, CuS NPs are not efficient optical absorbers when compared to plasmonic nanoparticles and therefore, contrast enhancement with CuS NPs is limited, requiring high concentrations to generate images with sufficient signal-to-noise ratio...
September 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922476/semiconducting-polymer-nanoparticles-for-centimeters-deep-photoacoustic-imaging-in-the-second-near-infrared-window
#6
Jiayingzi Wu, Liyan You, Lu Lan, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Saadia T Chaudhry, Rui Li, Ji-Xin Cheng, Jianguo Mei
Thienoisoindigo-based semiconducting polymer with a strong near-infrared absorbance is synthesized and its water-dispersed nanoparticles (TSPNs) are investigated as a contrast agent for photoacoustic (PA) imaging in the second near-infrared (NIR-II) window (1000-1350 nm). The TSPNs generate a strong PA signal in the NIR-II optical window, where background signals from endogenous contrast agents, including blood and lipid, are at the local minima. By embedding a TSPN-containing tube in chicken-breast tissue, an imaging depth of more than 5 cm at 1064 nm excitation is achieved with a contrast-agent concentration as low as 40 µg mL(-1) ...
September 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920426/methotrexate-camptothecin-prodrug-nanoassemblies-as-a-versatile-nanoplatform-for-biomodal-imaging-guided-self-active-targeted-and-synergistic-chemotherapy
#7
Yang Li, Jinyan Lin, Jinyuan Ma, Liang Song, Huirong Lin, Bowen Tang, Dengyue Chen, Guanghao Su, Shefang Ye, Xuan Zhu, Fang-Hong Luo, Zhenqing Hou
"All-in-one" carrier-free-based nano-multi-drug self-delivery system could combine triple advantages of small molecules, nanoscale characteristics, and synergistic combination therapy together. Researches have showed that dual-acting small molecular methotrexate (MTX) could target and kill the folate receptors-overexpressing cancer cells. Inspired by this mechanism, a novel collaborative "early-phase tumor-selective targeting and late-phase synergistic anticancer" approach was developed for the self-assembly of chemotherapeutic drug-drug conjugate, which showed various advantages of more simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility over the conventional approach that was only based on single or combination cancer chemotherapy...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919567/photoacoustic-imaging-for-maximizing-glioma-resection
#8
Barrett J Anderies, Mithun Sattur, Matthew E Welz, Lissette Urday, Kent R Richter, Erich Umbarger, Bernard R Bendok
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915410/aiegens-for-biological-process-monitoring-and-disease-theranostics
#9
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Xinggui Gu, Ryan T K Kwok, Jacky W Y Lam, Ben Zhong Tang
Biological processes are of great significance for the normal physiological functions of living organisms and closely related to the health. Monitoring of biological processes and diagnosis of diseases based on fluorescent techniques would provide comprehensive insight into mechanism of life and pathogenesis of diseases, precisely guiding therapeutic effect in theranostics. It largely relied on fluorophores with the properties of excellent photostability, large Stokes shift, high signal-to-noise ratio and free of aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) effect...
September 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913168/feasibility-of-photoacoustic-ultrasound-imaging-of-synovitis-in-finger-joints-using-a-point-of-care-system
#10
Pim J van den Berg, Khalid Daoudi, Hein J Bernelot Moens, Wiendelt Steenbergen
We evaluate a portable ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging (PAI) system for the feasibility of a point-of-care assessment of clinically evident synovitis. Inflamed and non-inflamed proximal interphalangeal joints of 10 patients were examined and compared with joints from 7 healthy volunteers. PAI scans, ultrasound power Doppler (US-PD), and clinical examination were performed. We quantified the amount of photoacoustic (PA) signal using a region of interest (ROI) drawn over the hypertrophic joint space. PAI response was increased 4 to 10 fold when comparing inflamed with contralateral non-inflamed joints and with joints from healthy volunteers (p < 0...
December 2017: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910699/intraspecific-variation-and-influence-of-diet-on-the-venom-chemical-profile-of-the-ectatomma-brunneum-smith-formicidae-ant-evaluated-by-photoacoustic-spectroscopy
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Rafaella Caroline Bernardi, Ellen Liciane Barbosa Firmino, Angelica Mendonça, Denise Sguarizi-Antonio, Márlon César Pereira, Luis Humberto da Cunha Andrade, William Fernando Antonialli-Junior, Sandro Marcio Lima
Studies of venomous animals have shown that environmental and genetic factors contribute to determining the chemical composition of venom. It is well known that external effects cause differences in the toxicity, concentration, and prey specificity of venom. However, the influence of different factors on the chemical profile of Hymenoptera venom remains little explored. In view of this, the aim of this study was to evaluate intraspecific differences and the influence of diet on the chemical profile of Ectatomma brunneum venom using Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901055/phantom-based-image-quality-test-methods-for-photoacoustic-imaging-systems
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William C Vogt, Congxian Jia, Keith A Wear, Brian S Garra, T Joshua Pfefer
As photoacoustic imaging (PAI) technologies advance and applications arise, there is increasing need for standardized approaches to provide objective, quantitative performance assessment at various stages of the product development and clinical translation process. We have developed a set of performance test methods for PAI systems based on breast-mimicking tissue phantoms containing embedded inclusions. Performance standards for mature imaging modalities [magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound] were used to guide selection of critical PAI image quality characteristics and experimental methods...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899968/multi-spectral-optoacoustic-tomography-msot-of-human-breast-cancer
#13
Gael Diot, Stephan Metz, Aurelia Noske, Evangelos Liapis, Barbara Schroeder, Saak Victor Ovsepian, Reinhard Meier, Ernst J Rummeny, Vasilis Ntziachristos
PURPOSE: In a pilot study, we introduce fast handheld Multi-Spectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) of the breast at 28 wavelengths, aiming to identify high-resolution optoacoustic (photoacoustic) patterns of breast cancer and non-cancerous breast tissue. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We imaged 10 female patients aged 48-81 years with malignant non-specific breast cancer or invasive lobular carcinoma. Three healthy volunteers aged 31-36 years were also imaged. Fast-MSOT was based on unique single-frame-per-pulse (SFPP) image acquisition employed to improve the accuracy of spectral differentiation over using a small number of wavelengths...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895715/pompon-like-runps-based-theranostic-nanocarrier-system-with-stable-photoacoustic-imaging-characteristic-for-accurate-tumor-detection-and-efficient-phototherapy-guidance
#14
Gengjia Chen, Meng Xu, Shuang Zhao, Jing Sun, Qianqian Yu, Jie Liu
Even though numerous therapeutic methods exist for cancer treatment, many fail to achieve ideal outcomes or have severe side effects. Here, we describe a theranostic nanocarrier system with improved tumor vasculature detection and tumor margin quantification that increases the accuracy and guidance efficiency of phototherapy. Novel pompon-like RuNPs with superb photothermal properties and high encapsulation efficiency were first synthesized via the polyol reducing method. Based on these RuNPs, we then developed a multifunctional theranostic system, pRu-pNIPAM@RBT, composed of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) as the thermal-response switch and of [Ru(bpy)2(tip)](2+) as the photosensitizer of PDT and the contrast agent of biomedical imaging...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892609/molecular-engineering-of-conjugated-polymers-for-biocompatible-organic-nanoparticles-with-highly-efficient-photoacoustic-and-photothermal-performance-in-cancer-theranostics
#15
Bing Guo, Zonghai Sheng, Dehong Hu, Anran Li, Shidang Xu, Purnima Naresh Manghnani, Chengbo Liu, Lin Guo, Hairong Zheng, Bin Liu
Conjugated polymer nanoparticles (CP NPs) are emerging candidates of "all-in-one" theranostic nanoplatforms with dual photoacoustic imaging (PA) and photothermal therapy (PTT) functions. So far, very limited molecular design guidelines have been developed for achieving CPs with highly efficient PA and PTT performance. Herein, by designing CP1, CP2, and CP3 using different electron acceptors (A) and a planar electron donor (D), we demonstrate how the D-A strength affects their absorption, emission, extinction coefficient, and ultimately PA and PTT performance...
September 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892360/in-vivo-imaging-guided-photothermal-photoacoustic-synergistic-therapy-with-bioorthogonal-metabolic-glycoengineering-activated-tumor-targeting-nanoparticles
#16
Lihua Du, Huan Qin, Teng Ma, Tao Zhang, Da Xing
Developing multifunctional phototheranostics with nanoplatforms offers promising potential for effective eradication of malignant solid tumors. In this study, we develop a multifunctional phototheranostic by combining photothermal therapy (PTT) and photoacoustic therapy (PAT) based on a tumor-targeting nanoagent (DBCO-ZnPc-LP). The nanoagent DBCO-ZnPc-LP was facilely prepared by self-assembling of a single lipophilic near-infrared (NIR) dye zinc(II)-phthalocyanine (ZnPc) with a lipid-poly(ethylene glycol) (LP) and following modified further with dibenzyl cyclootyne (DBCO) for introducing the two-step chemical tumor-targeting strategy based on metabolic glycoengineering and click chemistry...
September 13, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883396/in-vivo-quantitative-imaging-of-tumor-ph-by-nanosonophore-assisted-multispectral-photoacoustic-imaging
#17
Janggun Jo, Chang H Lee, Raoul Kopelman, Xueding Wang
Changes of physiological pH are correlated with several pathologies, therefore the development of more effective medical pH imaging methods is of paramount importance. Here, we report on an in vivo pH mapping nanotechnology. This subsurface chemical imaging is based on tumor-targeted, pH sensing nanoprobes and multi-wavelength photoacoustic imaging (PAI). The nanotechnology consists of an optical pH indicator, SNARF-5F, 5-(and-6)-Carboxylic Acid, encapsulated into polyacrylamide nanoparticles with surface modification for tumor targeting...
September 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880116/photoacoustic-imaging-for-noninvasive-periodontal-probing-depth-measurements
#18
C Y Lin, F Chen, A Hariri, C J Chen, P Wilder-Smith, T Takesh, J V Jokerst
The periodontal probe is the gold standard tool for periodontal examinations, including probing depth measurements, but is limited by systematic and random errors. Here, we used photoacoustic ultrasound for high-spatial resolution imaging of probing depths. Specific contrast from dental pockets was achieved with food-grade cuttlefish ink as a contrast medium. Here, 39 porcine teeth (12 teeth with artificially deeper pockets) were treated with the contrast agent, and the probing depths were measured with novel photoacoustic imaging and a Williams periodontal probe...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875623/photoacoustic-thermal-flowmetry-with-a-single-light-source
#19
Wei Liu, Bangxin Lan, Leo Hu, Ruimin Chen, Qifa Zhou, Junjie Yao
We report a photoacoustic thermal flowmetry based on optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy (OR-PAM) using a single laser source for both thermal tagging and photoacoustic excitation. When an optically absorbing medium is flowing across the optical focal zone of OR-PAM, a small volume of the medium within the optical focus is repeatedly illuminated and heated by a train of laser pulses with a high repetition rate. The average temperature of the heated volume at each laser pulse is indicated by the photoacoustic signal excited by the same laser pulse due to the well-established linear relationship between the Grueneisen coefficient and the local temperature...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871184/motion-correction-in-optoacoustic-mesoscopy
#20
Mathias Schwarz, Natalie Garzorz-Stark, Kilian Eyerich, Juan Aguirre, Vasilis Ntziachristos
Raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM), also termed photoacoustic mesoscopy, offers novel insights into vascular morphology and pathophysiological biomarkers of skin inflammation in vivo at depths unattainable by other optical imaging methods. Using ultra-wideband detection and focused ultrasound transducers, RSOM can achieve axial resolution of 4 micron and lateral resolution of 20 micron to depths of several millimeters. However, motion effects may deteriorate performance and reduce the effective resolution...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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