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Yang Qiao, Joy Gumin, Christopher J MacLellan, Feng Gao, Richard Bouchard, Frederick F Lang, R Jason Stafford, Marites P Melancon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of visualizing bone marrow-derived human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) labeled with a gold-coated magnetic resonance (MR)-active multifunctional nanoparticle and injected via the carotid artery for assessing the extent of MSC homing in glioma-bearing mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nanoparticles containing superparamagnetic iron oxide coated with gold (SPIO@Au) with a diameter of ∼82 nm and maximum absorbance in the near infrared region were synthesized...
April 20, 2018: Nanotechnology
Franz Wegner, Thomas Friedrich, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sarah Vaalma, Jan Peter Goltz, Florian M Vogt, Martin A Koch, Thorsten M Buzug, Joerg Barkhausen, Julian Haegele
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a three-dimensional imaging method which visualizes the spatial distribution of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIOs) with oscillating and static magnetic fields. It is a quantitative method as the intensity of its signal is proportional to the concentration of the SPIOs. Due to its quantitativeness, high temporal resolution and kidney-safe tracers it is proposed to be a very promising noninvasive method for cardiovascular imaging. In this regard MPI in the presence of endovascular stents and assessment of stent patency with MPI has to be evaluated...
January 15, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Wen-Juan Li, Yong Wang, Yulin Liu, Teng Wu, Wen-Li Cai, Xin-Tao Shuai, Guo-Bin Hong
Purpose: To establish small-sized superparamagnetic polymeric micelles for magnetic resonance and fluorescent dual-modal imaging, we investigated the feasibility of MR imaging (MRI) and macrophage-targeted in vitro. Methods: A new class of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) and Nile red-co-loaded mPEG-Lys3-CA4-NR/SPION polymeric micelles was synthesized to label Raw264.7 cells. The physical characteristics of the polymeric micelles were assessed, the T2 relaxation rate was calculated, and the effect of labeling on the cell viability and cytotoxicity was also determined in vitro...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Zhi Wei Tay, Daniel W Hensley, Erika C Vreeland, Bo Zheng, Steven M Conolly
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a promising new tracer modality with zero attenuation in tissue, high contrast and sensitivity, and an excellent safety profile. However, the spatial resolution of MPI is currently around 1 mm in small animal scanners. Especially considering tradeoffs when scaling up MPI scanning systems to human size, this resolution needs to be improved for clinical applications such as angiography and brain perfusion. One method to improve spatial resolution is to increase the magnetic core size of the superparamagnetic nanoparticle tracers...
June 2017: Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express
Qi Liang, Lingling Deng, Zhichao Feng, Xiao Liu, Jingsong Ding, Pengzhi Hu, Wei Wang
To evaluate the feasibility and therapeutic efficacy of transhepatic arterial embolization with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) and lipiodol (LIP) for the treatment of VX2 tumor in rabbits.
 Methods: Twenty-four rabbits with hepatic VX2 tumors by surgical implantation were randomly divided into 4 groups and treated with transhepatic arterial embolization of 4 different agents as follows (n=6 each): doxorubicin (DOX) group, DOX-LIP group, SPIO-DOX group, and SPIO-DOX-LIP group. Liver function (AST and ALT) was measured at 0, 1, 3, 5 and 7 d after transhepatic arterial embolization...
November 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Huai-Lu Chen, Fei-Ting Hsu, Yu-Chieh Jill Kao, Hua-Shan Liu, Wan-Zhen Huang, Chia-Feng Lu, Ping-Huei Tsai, Ahmed Atef Ahmed Ali, Gilbert Aaron Lee, Ray-Jade Chen, Cheng-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Targeted superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles have emerged as a promising biomarker detection tool for molecular magnetic resonance (MR) image diagnosis. To identify patients who could benefit from Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted therapies, we introduce lipid-encapsulated SPIO nanoparticles and hypothesized that anti-EGFR antibody cetuximab conjugated of such nanoparticles can be used to identify EGFR-positive glioblastomas in non-invasive T2 MR image assays...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Elaine Y Yu, Prashant Chandrasekharan, Ran Berzon, Zhi Wei Tay, Xinyi Y Zhou, Amit P Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Scott J Kemp, Bo Zheng, Patrick W Goodwill, Michael F Wendland, Kannan M Krishnan, Spencer Behr, Jonathan Carter, Steven M Conolly
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding causes more than 300 000 hospitalizations per year in the United States. Imaging plays a crucial role in accurately locating the source of the bleed for timely intervention. Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is an emerging clinically translatable imaging modality that images superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) tracers with extraordinary contrast and sensitivity. This linearly quantitative modality has zero background tissue signal and zero signal depth attenuation. MPI is also safe: there is zero ionizing radiation exposure to the patient and clinically approved tracers can be used with MPI...
December 26, 2017: ACS Nano
Liming Deng, Xiaojun Cai, Danli Sheng, Yang Yang, Eric M Strohm, Zhigang Wang, Haitao Ran, Dong Wang, Yuanyi Zheng, Pan Li, Tingting Shang, Yi Ling, Fengjuan Wang, Yang Sun
Multifunctional nanoparticles have been reported for cancer detection and treatment currently. However, the accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment for tumors are still not satisfied. Here we report on the development of targeted phase change multimodal polymeric nanoparticles for the imaging and treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer. METHODS: We evaluated the multimodal imaging capabilities of the prepared nanoparticles in vitro using agar-based phantoms. The targeting performance and cytotoxicity of the nanoparticles were examined in cell culture using SKBR3 (over-expressing HER2) and MDA-MB-231 (HER2 negative) cells...
2017: Theranostics
Li Liu, Chien Ho
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells and are the most widely studied cell type for stem cell therapies. In vivo cell tracking of MSCs labeled with an FDA-approved superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) particle by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides essential information, e.g., MSC engraftment, survival, and fate, thus improving cell therapy accuracy. However, current methodology for labeling MSCs with Ferumoxytol (Feraheme(®) ), the only FDA-approved SPIO particle, needs transfection agents...
November 15, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
Yong Qin, Lisha Zhuo, Jinhua Cai, Xiaoya He, Bo Liu, Chuan Feng, Lin Zhang
Although mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been demonstrated to possess a tumor‑homing feature, their tropism to liver tumors has not been delineated in a visible manner. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the tumor‑homing capacity of MSCs and to investigate the spatial and temporal distributions of MSCs in liver tumors using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MSCs were colabeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles and 4',6‑diamidino‑2‑phenylindole (DAPI), and then transplanted into rabbits with VX2 liver tumors through intravenous injections...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Halli Benasutti, Guankui Wang, Vivian P Vu, Robert Scheinman, Ernest Groman, Laura Saba, Dmitri Simberg
Opsonization (coating) of nanoparticles with complement C3 component is an important mechanism that triggers immune clearance and downstream anaphylactic and proinflammatory responses. The variability of complement C3 binding to nanoparticles in the general population has not been studied. We examined complement C3 binding to dextran superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoworms, SPIO NWs, 58 and 110 nm) and clinically approved nanoparticles (carboxymethyl dextran iron oxide ferumoxytol (Feraheme, 28 nm), highly PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin (LipoDox, 88 nm), and minimally PEGylated liposomal irinotecan (Onivyde, 120 nm)) in sera from healthy human individuals...
November 1, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Daria Namestnikova, Ilya Gubskiy, Irina Kholodenko, Pavel Melnikov, Kirill Sukhinich, Anna Gabashvili, Daniil Vishnevskiy, Anastasia Soloveva, Maxim Abakumov, Igor Vakhrushev, Alexei Lupatov, Vladimir Chekhonin, Leonid Gubsky, Konstantin Yarygin
In vivo tracking of transplanted mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) migration and homing is vital for understanding the mechanisms of beneficial effects of MSCs transplantation in animal models of diseases and in clinical trials. Transplanted cells can be labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles and visualized in vivo using a number of iron sensitive MRI techniques. However, the applicability of those techniques for SPIO-labeled MSCs tracking in live brain has not been sufficiently investigated...
2017: PloS One
Jyothi U Menon, Aneetta Kuriakose, Roshni Iyer, Elizabeth Hernandez, Leah Gandee, Shanrong Zhang, Masaya Takahashi, Zhang Zhang, Debabrata Saha, Kytai T Nguyen
Late-stage diagnosis of lung cancer occurs ~95% of the time due to late manifestation of its symptoms, necessitating rigorous treatment following diagnosis. Existing treatment methods are limited by lack of specificity, systemic toxicity, temporary remission, and radio-resistance in lung cancer cells. In this research, we have developed a folate receptor-targeting multifunctional dual drug-loaded nanoparticle (MDNP) containing a poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-carboxymethyl chitosan shell and poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) core for enhancing localized chemo-radiotherapy to effectively treat lung cancers...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
Min-Yi Cui, Zhi Dong, Huasong Cai, Kun Huang, Yi Liu, Zhuangnian Fang, Xiangmin Li, Yanji Luo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of using folate‑targeted superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO) as a magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent that targets human tongue cancer cells. Folate‑targeted and folate‑free bilayer micelles composed of a diblock copolymer of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and poly‑caprolactone (PCL) that encapsulated SPIO in their hydrophobic core (SPIO‑PEG‑PCL micelles) were synthesized. The cytotoxicity of each set of micelles towards Tca‑8113 cells was examined using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assays...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Chen-Ying Lu, Jian-Song Ji, Xiu-Liang Zhu, Pei-Feng Tang, Qian Zhang, Nan-Nan Zhang, Zu-Hua Wang, Xiao-Juan Wang, Wei-Qian Chen, Jing-Bo Hu, Yong-Zhong Du, Ri-Sheng Yu
Nowadays, there is a high demand for supersensitive contrast agents for the early diagnostics of hepatocarcinoma. It has been recognized that accurate imaging information is able to be achieved by constructing hepatic tumor specific targeting probes, though it still faces challenges. Here, a AGKGTPSLETTP peptide (A54)-functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier (A54-SNLC), which can be specifically uptaken by hepatoma carcinoma cell (Bel-7402) and exhibited ultralow imaging signal intensity with varied Fe concentration on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), was first prepared as an effective gene carrier...
October 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Dong-Li Li, Jian-Er Tan, Ying Tian, Shun Huang, Peng-Hui Sun, Meng Wang, Yan-Jiang Han, Hong-Sheng Li, Hu-Bing Wu, Xing-Mei Zhang, Yi-Kai Xu, Quan-Shi Wang
Based on the discordance of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) expression between primary and metastatic/recurrent breast cancer, HER2 molecular imaging, which had potential to systemically assess and dynamically monitor HER2 expression, might improve the selection of patients for anti-HER2 therapy. In this study, designed ankyrin repeat protein (DARPin) G3, a novel binding protein with picomolar affinity for HER2, was used and multifunctional superparamagnetic nanoparticles modified with fluorescein-5-maleimide-labeled DARPin G3 (SPIO-G3-5MF) were developed for HER2 imaging...
September 8, 2017: Biomaterials
A Karakatsanis, K Daskalakis, P Stålberg, H Olofsson, Y Andersson, S Eriksson, L Bergkvist, F Wärnberg
BACKGROUND: Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) using superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles is a novel method in breast cancer. Several studies have verified the non-inferiority of SPIO compared with the standard use of radioisotope 99m Tc with or without blue dye. The aim of the MONOS study presented here was to evaluate the use of SPIO as a sole tracer and the efficacy of tracer injection in the preoperative setting. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was carried out in two hospitals, one using 99m Tc and the other SPIO...
November 2017: British Journal of Surgery
Muzhaozi Yuan, Ya Wang, Yi-Xian Qin
This work aims to explore the concentration-dependence of SPIO-Au core-shell nanoscale particles (NPs) (17.3 ± 1.2 nm in diameter) on biocompatibility and osteogenic differentiation of preosteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells. The stability of NPs was first investigated by UV-vis absorption spectra and zeta potential measurement. Then concentration effects of NPs (1-80 μg/mL) were evaluated on viability, morphology, proliferation, cellular uptake, and alkaline phosphate (ALP) activity levels. Results have shown strong stability and no acute toxicity (viability > 93%) or morphological difference at all concentration levels of NPs...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
S Mastrogiacomo, N Güvener, W Dou, H S Alghamdi, W A Camargo, J G O Cremers, P J A Borm, A Heerschap, E Oosterwijk, J A Jansen, X F Walboomers
Different materials have been used for vital dental pulp treatment. Preferably a pulp capping agent should show appropriate biological performance, excellent handling properties, and a good imaging contrast. These features can be delivered into a single material through the combination of therapeutic and diagnostic agents (i.e. theranostic). Calcium phosphate based composites (CPCs) are potentially ideal candidate for pulp treatment, although poor imaging contrast and poor dentino-inductive properties are limiting their clinical use...
August 24, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
Marites P Melancon, Tomas Appleton Figueira, David T Fuentes, Li Tian, Yang Qiao, Jianhua Gu, Mihai Gagea, Joe E Ensor, Nina M Muñoz, Kiersten L Maldonado, Katherine Dixon, Amanda McWatters, Jennifer Mitchell, Mark McArthur, Sanjay Gupta, Alda L Tam
Purpose To assess for nanopore formation in bone marrow cells after irreversible electroporation (IRE) and to evaluate the antitumoral effect of IRE, used alone or in combination with doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles (SPIO-DOX), in a VX2 rabbit tibial tumor model. Materials and Methods All experiments were approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. Five porcine vertebral bodies in one pig underwent intervention (IRE electrode placement without ablation [n = 1], nanoparticle injection only [n = 1], and nanoparticle injection followed by IRE [n = 3])...
August 21, 2017: Radiology
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