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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156817/near-infrared-photothermal-therapy-using-anti-egfr-gold-nanorod-conjugates-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Meihua Zhang, Hoe Suk Kim, Tiefeng Jin, Jisu Woo, Yin Ji Piao, Woo Kyung Moon
Current EGFR-targeted therapy for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) has produced disappointing results. A rational therapeutic strategy to improve EGFR-targeted treatment for TNBC is therefore needed. In this study we evaluated the feasibility of treating TNBC using photoacoustic imaging (PAI)-guided near-infrared photothermal therapy (NIR-PTT) with anti-EGFR-conjugated gold nanorods (anti-EGFR-GN). NIR-PTT combined with anti-EGFR-GN exerted synergistic anti-proliferative and apoptotic actions through upregulation of HSP70 and cleaved caspase-3, downregulation of Ki-67 and EGFR, and inhibition of several intracellular signaling molecules (mTOR, AKT, ERK1/2 and FAK)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156126/two-dimensional-tantalum-carbide-mxenes-composite-nanosheets-for-multiple-imaging-guided-photothermal-tumor-ablation
#2
Chen Dai, Yu Chen, Xiangxiang Jing, Lihua Xiang, Dayang Yang, Han Lin, Zhuang Liu, Xiaoxia Han, Rong Wu
MXenes, an emerging family of graphene-analogues two-dimensional (2D) materials, have attracted continuous and tremendous attentions in many application fields because of their intrinsic physiochemical properties and high performance in versatile applications. In this work, we report on the construction of tantalum carbide (Ta4C3) MXene-based composite nanosheets for multiple imaging-guided photothermal tumor ablation, which has been achieved by rational choice of the composition of MXenes and their surface functionalization...
November 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155745/hand-held-clinical-photoacoustic-imaging-system-for-real-time-non-invasive-small-animal-imaging
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Kathyayini Sivasubramanian, Vijitha Periyasamy, Manojit Pramanik
Translation of photoacoustic imaging into the clinic is a major challenge. Handheld real-time clinical photoacoustic imaging systems are very rare. Here, we report a combined photoacoustic and clinical ultrasound imaging system by integrating an ultrasound probe with light delivery for small animal imaging. We demonstrate this by showing sentinel lymph node imaging in small animals along with minimally invasive real-time needle guidance. A clinical ultrasound platform with access to raw channel data allows the integration of photoacoustic imaging leading to a handheld real-time clinical photoacoustic imaging system...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154833/photo-based-pdt-ptt-dual-model-killing-and-imaging-of-cancer-cells-using-phycocyanin-polypyrrole-nanoparticles
#4
Subramaniyan Bharathiraja, Panchanathan Manivasagan, Madhappan Santha Moorthy, Nhat Quang Bui, Bian Jang, Thi Tuong Vy Phan, Won-Kyo Jung, Young-Mok Kim, Kang Dae Lee, Junghwan Oh
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photothermal therapy (PTT) using nanoparticles have gained significant attention for its therapeutic effect for cancer treatment. In the present study, we fabricated polypyrrole nanoparticles by employing bovine serum albumin-phycocyanin complex and the formulated particles were stable in various physiological solutions like water, phosphate buffered saline and culture media. The formulated nanoparticles did not cause any noticeable toxicity to MDA-MB-231 and HEK-293 cells. The obtained nanoparticles effectively killed MDA-MB-231 cells in a dual way upon laser illumination, one is through phycocyanin propagated reactive oxygen species (PDT) upon laser illumination and in another way it eradicated the treated cells by converting optical energy into heat energy (PTT)...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154532/cus-based-theranostic-micelles-for-nir-controlled-combination-chemotherapy-and-photothermal-therapy-and-photoacoustic-imaging
#5
Guojun Chen, Ben Ma, Yuyuan Wang, Ruosen Xie, Chun Li, Kefeng Dou, Shaoqin Gong
Cancer remains a major threat to human health due to low therapeutic efficacies of currently available cancer treatment options. Nanotheranostics, capable of simultaneous therapy and diagnosis/monitoring of diseases, has attracted increasing amounts of attention, particularly for cancer treatment. In this study, CuS-based theranostic micelles capable of simultaneous combination chemotherapy and photothermal therapy (PTT), as well as photoacoustic imaging, were developed for targeted cancer therapy. The micelle was formed by a CuS nanoparticle (NP) functionalized by thermosensitive amphiphilic poly(acrylamide-acrylonitrile)-poly(ethylene glycol) block copolymers...
November 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149546/the-photophysical-and-photoacoustic-properties-of-quadrupolar-borondifluoride-curcuminoid-dyes
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Stephanie Bellinger, Maryam Hatamimoslehabadi, Seema Bag, Farha Mithila, Jeffrey La, Mathieu Frennete, Samir Laoui, David Szalda, Chandra Yelleswarapu, Jonathan Rochford
The synthesis and characterization of a series of donor-π-acceptor-π-donor (D-A-D) curcuminoid molecules are here presented incorporating π-extended aryl and electron-donating amino terminal functionalization. Computational evaluation shows these molecules possess quadrupolar character with the lowest energy transitions displaying high molar extinction coefficients with broad tunability through manipulation of terminal donating groups. Consistent with their quadrupolar nature, these molecules show varying degrees of solvatochromic behavior in both their absorption and emission spectra which has been analyzed by Lippert-Mataga and Kamlet-Taft analysis...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148694/ambient-aqueous-synthesis-of-ultrasmall-ni0-85se-nanoparticles-for-non-invasive-photoacoustic-imaging-and-combined-photothermal-chemo-therapy-of-cancer
#7
Xianwen Wang, Fei Li, Xu Yan, Yan Ma, Zhaohua Miao, Liang Dong, Huajian Chen, Yang Lu, Zhengbao Zha
Big size induced long-term retention in the body has hampered the translational applications of many reported nanomedicine. Herein, we reported a multifunctional theranostic agent composed of ultrasmall polyacrylic acid functionalized Ni0.85Se nanoparticles (PAA-Ni0.85Se NPs), which were successfully obtained through a facile ambient aqueous precipitation strategy. Without exhibiting any noticeable toxicity, the as-prepared PAA-Ni0.85Se NPs (average diameter of 6.40 ± 1.89 nm) showed a considerable absorption in near-infrared (NIR) region and high photothermal conversion efficiency (PTCE) of 54...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148285/characterization-of-heat-diffusion-properties-of-rubberized-two-layer-systems-using-open-photoacoustic-cell-spectroscopy
#8
Thiago V Moreno, Nilson E Souza Filho, Andressa Novatski, Luis C Malacarne, Gustavo S Dias, Eduardo A Volnistem, Nelson G C Astrath
We applied the open photoacoustic cell method operating at high frequency as an efficient and highly precise tool for the measurement of thermal properties of rubberized two-layer systems. The heat-coupling between the two layers is treated using the analogy between thermal and electrical resistances widely used in heat transfer problems. The thermal resistance between the two layers is considered effective and the problem is decoupled for each layer. Measurements are performed in two-layer samples of aluminum foil coated with layers of rubberized paint with different thicknesses...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147529/ratiometric-photoacoustic-imaging-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-polarity-in-injured-liver-tissues-of-diabetic-mice
#9
Haibin Xiao, Chuanchen Wu, Ping Li, Wen Gao, Wen Zhang, Wei Zhang, Lili Tong, Bo Tang
As one of the complications of diabetes, liver injury results in significant hazards. Therefore, accurately diagnosing diabetes-induced liver injury beforehand is crucial for the warning and treatment of hepatic diseases. Diabetes-induced liver injury can cause changes in the microstructure and morphology of liver tissue, leading to changes in the hydrophilic and hydrophobic domains in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is closely associated with changes in cellular ER polarity. So, differences in the ER polarity can indicate the degree of diabetes-induced liver injury...
October 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147000/stable-icg-loaded-upconversion-nanoparticles-silica-core-shell-theranostic-nanoplatform-for-dual-modal-upconversion-and-photoacoustic-imaging-together-with-photothermal-therapy
#10
Ruichan Lv, Depeng Wang, Liyang Xiao, Guanying Chen, Jun Xia, Paras N Prasad
We report here the design and multiple functions of a new hierarchical nanotheronostic platform consisting of an upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP) core: shell with an additional mesoporous silica (mSiO2) matrix load shell containing sealed, high concentration of ICG molecules. We demonstrate that this UCNP@mSiO2-ICG nanoplatform can perform the following multiple functions under NIR excitation at 800 nm: 1) Light harvesting by the UCNP shell containing Nd and subsequent energy transfer to Er in the Core to produce efficient green and red upconversion luminescence for optical imaging; 2) Efficient nonradiative relaxation and local heating produced by concentration quenching in aggregated ICG imbedded in the mesopourous silica shell to enable both photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144983/albumin-coordinated-assembly-of-clearable-platinum-nanodots-for-photo-induced-cancer-theranostics
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Yong'an Tang, Tao Yang, Qiaoli Wang, Xiaoyan Lv, Xue Song, Hengte Ke, Zhengqing Guo, Xiaoqing Huang, Jun Hu, Zifu Li, Peng Yang, Xiangliang Yang, Huabing Chen
Photoactive noble metal nanoparticles are of increasing importance toward personalized cancer therapy in the field of precision nanomedicine. A critical challenge remains in the exploration of clinically potential noble metal nanoparticles for highly efficient cancer theranostics. Here, we introduce albumin-coordinated assembly of clearable Pt nanodots (Pt-NDs) with monodisperse nanostructure as high-performance theranostic agents for imaging-guided photothermal tumor ablation. We precisely manipulate the reduction and growth of tetravalent Pt ions into ultrasmall nanodots through albumin-directed growth kinetics, thereby leading to the synthesis of monodisperse 6...
October 20, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140326/photoacoustic-endomicroscopy-based-on-a-mems-scanning-mirror
#12
Heng Guo, Chaolong Song, Huikai Xie, Lei Xi
In this Letter, we present a high-resolution photoacoustic endomicroscopy probe based on a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) scanning mirror. The built-in optical assembly consists of a 0.7 mm graded-index (GRIN) lens for light focusing and a ϕ1  mm MEMS mirror to reflect and scan the beam. A miniaturized unfocused ultrasound transducer with a center frequency of 10 MHz is used for photoacoustic detection. Sharp blades, carbon fibers, and black tapes were utilized to evaluate the performance of the system...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139396/folic-acid-modified-pluronic-f127-coating-ag2s-quantum-dot-for-photoacoustic-imaging-of-tumor-cell-targeting
#13
Ruo-Yun Zhang, Zhao-Yang Wang, Xiao-Quan Yang, Yang Xuan, Kai Cheng, Cheng Li, Xian-Lin Song, Jie An, Xiao-Lin Hou, Yuan-Di Zhao
In this study, oil-soluble Ag2S quantum dot (QD) was synthesized through thermal decomposition of single-source precursor method, and Pluronic F127 (PF127), a triblock copolymer functionalized with folic acid (FA), was deposited on the surface of QD, then water-soluble PF127-FA@Ag2S nanoprobe with targeting ability was fabricated. The as-prepared PF127-FA@Ag2S exhibited spheroidal morphology and high dispersibility, with average diameters of 115 ± 20.7 nm (as observed by transmission electron microscopy). No obvious toxicity of PF127-FA@Ag2S nanoprobe was found in standard 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay and colony-formation assay, indicating that decent biocompatibility and safety...
November 15, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133933/photoacoustic-and-modulated-reflectance-studies-of-indirect-and-direct-band-gap-in-van-der-waals-crystals
#14
Szymon J Zelewski, Robert Kudrawiec
Photoacoustic (PA) and modulated reflectance (MR) spectroscopy have been applied to study the indirect and direct band gap for van der Waals (vdW) crystals: dichalcogenides (MoS2, MoSe2, MoTe2, HfS2, HfSe2, WS2, WSe2, ReS2, ReSe2, SnS2 and SnSe2) and monochalcogenides (GaS, GaSe, InSe, GeS, and GeSe). It is shown that the indirect band gap can be determined by PA technique while the direct band gap can be probed by MR spectroscopy which is not sensitive to indirect optical transitions. By measuring PA and MR spectra for a given compound and comparing them with each other it is easy to conclude about the band gap character in the investigated compound and the energy difference between indirect and direct band gap...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131179/improved-back-projection-method-for-circular-scanning-based-photoacoustic-tomography-with-improved-tangential-resolution
#15
Jiaying Xiao, Xiaofei Luo, Kuan Peng, Bo Wang
While photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT) is generally built with planar transducers of finite size, most current reconstruction algorithms assume the transducer to be an ideal point, which leads to a spinning blur in the consequently obtained PACT images due to the model mismatch. In this work, we put forward an improved back-projection method that factors in the geometry of the transducers to improve the tangential resolution for the reconstruction of 2D circular-scanning-based photoacoustic tomography...
November 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124966/marine-natural-pigments-as-potential-sources-for-therapeutic-applications
#16
Panchanathan Manivasagan, Subramaniyan Bharathiraja, Madhappan Santha Moorthy, Sudip Mondal, Hansu Seo, Kang Dae Lee, Junghwan Oh
In recent years, marine natural pigments have emerged as a powerful alternative in the various fields of food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries because of their excellent biocompatibility, bioavailability, safety, and stability. Marine organisms are recognized as a rich source of natural pigments such as chlorophylls, carotenoids, and phycobiliproteins. Numerous studies have shown that marine natural pigments have considerable medicinal potential and promising applications in human health. In this review, we summarize the marine natural pigments as potential sources for therapeutic applications, including: antioxidant, anticancer, antiangiogenic, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory activities, drug delivery, photothermal therapy (PTT), photodynamic therapy (PDT), photoacoustic imaging (PAI), and wound healing...
November 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124936/in-vivo-computed-tomography-photoacoustic-imaging-and-nir-triggered-chemo-photothermal-combined-therapy-based-on-a-gold-nanostar-mesoporous-silica-and-thermosensitive-liposome-composited-nanoprobe
#17
Jie An, Xiao-Quan Yang, Kai Cheng, Xian-Lin Song, Lin Zhang, Cheng Li, Xiao-Shuai Zhang, Yang Xuan, Yuan-Yang Song, Bi-Yun Fang, Xiao-Lin Hou, Yuan-Di Zhao, Bo Liu
Safe multifunctional nanoplatforms that have multiple therapeutic functions integrated with imaging capabilities are highly desired for biomedical applications. In this paper, targeted chemo-photothermal synergistic therapy and photoacoustic/computed tomography imaging of tumors were achieved by one novel multifunctional nanoprobe (GMS/DOX@SLB-FA); it was composed of a gold nanostar core and a doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded mesoporous silica shell (GMS), which was coated with a folic acid (FA)-modified thermosensitively supported lipid bilayer (SLB-FA) as a gatekeeper...
November 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123109/label-free-automated-three-dimensional-imaging-of-whole-organs-by-microtomy-assisted-photoacoustic-microscopy
#18
Terence T W Wong, Ruiying Zhang, Chi Zhang, Hsun-Chia Hsu, Konstantin I Maslov, Lidai Wang, Junhui Shi, Ruimin Chen, K Kirk Shung, Qifa Zhou, Lihong V Wang
Three-dimensional (3D) optical imaging of whole biological organs with microscopic resolution has remained a challenge. Most versions of such imaging techniques require special preparation of the tissue specimen. Here we demonstrate microtomy-assisted photoacoustic microscopy (mPAM) of mouse brains and other organs, which automatically acquires serial distortion-free and registration-free images with endogenous absorption contrasts. Without tissue staining or clearing, mPAM generates micrometer-resolution 3D images of paraffin- or agarose-embedded whole organs with high fidelity, achieved by label-free simultaneous sensing of DNA/RNA, hemoglobins, and lipids...
November 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120818/near-infrared-dye-conjugated-oxidative-stress-amplifying-polymer-micelles-for-dual-imaging-and-synergistic-anticancer-phototherapy
#19
Wonseok Yang, Joungyoun Noh, Hoyeon Park, Sian Gwon, Berwin Singh, Chulgyu Song, Dongwon Lee
The recent advances in nanotechnology have led to the development of smart nanomaterials that combine diagnostic and therapeutic functions and provide synergistic anticancer effects through the combination of different treatment modalities. Here, we report a promising theranostic nanoconstruct that can translate into multiple functionalities: fluorescence/photoacoustic imaging, acid-triggered generation of ROS (reactive oxygen species), heat and singlet oxygen production under near infrared (NIR) laser irradiation, and coupling oxidative anticancer therapy to dual imaging-guided photothermal/photodynamic therapy...
October 27, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119157/fluorine-free-preparation-of-titanium-carbide-mxene-quantum-dots-with-high-near-infrared-photothermal-performances-for-cancer-therapy
#20
Xinghua Yu, Xingke Cai, Haodong Cui, Seung-Wuk Lee, Xue-Feng Yu, Bilu Liu
Titanium carbide MXene quantum dots (QDs) were synthesized using an effective fluorine-free method as a biocompatible and highly efficient nanoagent for photothermal therapy (PTT) applications. In contrast to the traditional, hazardous and time-consuming process of HF pretreatment, our fluorine-free method is safe and simple. More importantly, abundant Al oxoanions were found to be modified on the MXene QD surface by the fluorine-free method, which endowed the QDs with strong and broad absorption in the NIR region...
November 9, 2017: Nanoscale
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