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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902468/synthesis-of-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-and-mri-detection-of-bladder-cancer
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Chen Ding, Kaijie Wu, Weiyi Wang, Zhenfeng Guan, Lei Wang, Xinyang Wang, Rong Wang, Li Liu, Jinhai Fan
Bladder cancer is the most common malignancy of the urinary tract for which the accurate measurement of minimal residual disease is critical to treatment and determining prognosis. Although cystoscope examination and voided urine cytology remain the current standard of care for detecting residual disease, these approaches are limited by mechanical trauma and lack sensitivity. To develop a new accurate noninvasive method, we developed a novel contrast agent where the surface of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles is functionalized with a bladder cancer-specific fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled cell penetrating peptide (CPP)-polyarginine peptides (R11) for active targeting and imaging...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887719/leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled%C3%A2-receptor%C3%A2-5-positive%C3%A2-cells%C3%A2-in-the-endometrial-stem-cell-niche
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Irene Cervelló, Claudia Gil-Sanchis, Xavier Santamaría, Amparo Faus, Julia Vallvé-Juanico, Patricia Díaz-Gimeno, Oriana Genolet, Antonio Pellicer, Carlos Simón
OBJECTIVE: To study, isolate and characterize leucine-rich repeat-containing heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein-coupled receptor 5 (LGR5)-positive cells from human endometrium to determine their functional relevance. DESIGN: Prospective experimental animal study. SETTING: University research laboratories. ANIMAL(S): Nonobese diabetic mice (NOD-SCID) (strain code 394; NOD.CB17-Prkdc(scid)/NcrCrl). INTERVENTION(S): Human LGR5(+) cells were labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) and injected under the kidney capsule in immunocompromised mice...
November 22, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865025/mr-targeted-imaging-for-the-expression-of-tenascin-c-in-myocardial-infarction-in-vivo
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Jiacheng Song, Jing Yu, Yan Li, Shanshan Lu, Zhanlong Ma, Haibin Shi
PURPOSE: To investigate the presence of viable myocardium in mice with acute myocardial infarction (MI) using a molecular targeted probe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Super paramagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles and tenascin-C antibody were conjugated as an MRI probe. Fifteen mice with infarction were injected with SPIO-anti-tenascin-C (3 days [d], 5d, 7d after infarction; n = 5 for each group). Another five mice with infarction (5d, n = 5) were injected with SPIO for comparison...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846432/functionalized-nanoparticles-enable-tracking-the-rapid-entry-and-release-of-doxorubicin-in-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Maheshika P Arachchige, Suvra S Laha, Akshata R Naik, Kenneth T Lewis, Ratna Naik, Bhanu P Jena
Efficient drug delivery is critical to therapy. Using electron microscopy, X-ray, and light microscopy, we have characterized functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles, and determined their ability for rapid entry and release of the cancer drug doxorubicin in human pancreatic cancer cells. Dextran-coated SPIO nanoparticle ferrofluid, functionalized with the red-autofluorescing doxorubicin and the green-fluorescent dye fluorescein isothiocyanate as a reporter, enables tracking the intracellular nanoparticle transport and drug release...
October 29, 2016: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834642/magnetic-particle-imaging-a-resovist-based-marking-technology-for-guide-wires-and-catheters-for-vascular-interventions
#5
Julian Haegele, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sjef Cremers, Ju Rgen Rahmer, Jochen Franke, Robert L Duschka, Sarah Vaalma, Michael Heidenreich, Jo Rn Borgert, Paul Borm, Jo Rg Barkhausen, Florian M Vogt
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is able to provide high temporal and good spatial resolution, high signal to noise ratio and sensitivity. Furthermore, it is a truly quantitative method as its signal strength is proportional to the concentration of its tracer, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs), over a wide range practically relevant concentrations. Thus, MPI is proposed as a promising future method for guidance of vascular interventions. To implement this, devices such as guide wires and catheters have to be discernible in MPI, which can be achieved by coating already commercially available devices with SPIOs...
October 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811826/observations-on-the-biology-of-afrotropical-hesperiidae-lepidoptera-%C3%A2-with-particular-reference-to-kenya-part-10-pyrginae-carcharodini
#6
Matthew J W Cock
Partial life histories are presented for Spialia kituina (Karsch), S. spio (Linnaeus), S. diomus (Hopffer), S. colotes transvaaliae (Trimen), S. dromus (Plötz), S. ploetzi (Aurivillius), S. zebra bifida Higgins and Gomalia elma elma (Trimen). All feed on species of Malvaceae. An earlier record from Kenya of Melhania velutina as the food plant of S. depauperata depauperata (Strand) was based on a misidentification and there are no known records of the food plant of this subspecies. Spialia ferax (Wallengren) stat...
October 5, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807502/near-infrared-dye-loaded-magnetic-nanoparticles-as-photoacoustic-contrast-agent-for-enhanced-tumor-imaging
#7
Chuang Gao, Zi-Jian Deng, Dong Peng, Yu-Shen Jin, Yan Ma, Yan-Yan Li, Yu-Kun Zhu, Jian-Zhong Xi, Jie Tian, Zhi-Fei Dai, Chang-Hui Li, Xiao-Long Liang
Objective: Photoacoustic (PA) tomography (PAT) has attracted extensive interest because of its optical absorption contrast and ultrasonic detection. This study aims to develop a biocompatible and biodegradable PA contrast agent particularly promising for clinical applications in human body. Methods: In this study, we presented a PA contrast agent: 1, 2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine- N-[methoxy (polyethylene glycol)] (DSPE-PEG)-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with indocyanine green (ICG)...
September 2016: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807499/nanomaterials-incorporated-ultrasound-contrast-agents-for-cancer-theranostics
#8
Lei Fu, Heng-Te Ke
Nanotechnology provides various nanomaterials with tremendous functionalities for cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. Recently, theranostics has been developed as an alternative strategy for efficient cancer treatment through combination of imaging diagnosis and therapeutic interventions under the guidance of diagnostic results. Ultrasound (US) imaging shows unique advantages with excellent features of real-time imaging, low cost, high safety and portability, making US contrast agents (UCAs) an ideal platform for construction of cancer theranostic agents...
September 2016: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782005/a-handheld-spio-based-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-device-using-differential-magnetometry
#9
S Waanders, M Visscher, R R Wildeboer, T O B Oderkerk, H J G Krooshoop, B Ten Haken
Sentinel lymph node biopsy has become a staple tool in the diagnosis of breast cancer. By replacing the morbidity-plagued axillary node clearance with removing only those nodes most likely to contain metastases, it has greatly improved the quality of life of many breast cancer patients. However, due to the use of ionizing radiation emitted by the technetium-based tracer material, the current sentinel lymph node biopsy has serious drawbacks. Most urgently, the reliance on radioisotopes limits the application of this procedure to small parts of the developed world, and it imposes restrictions on patient planning and hospital logistics...
November 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777575/activation-of-human-complement-system-by-dextran-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-is-not-affected-by-dextran-fe-ratio-hydroxyl-modifications-and-crosslinking
#10
Guankui Wang, Fangfang Chen, Nirmal K Banda, V Michael Holers, LinPing Wu, S Moein Moghimi, Dmitri Simberg
While having tremendous potential as therapeutic and imaging tools, the clinical use of engineered nanoparticles has been associated with serious safety concerns. Activation of the complement cascade and the release of proinflammatory factors C3a and C5a may contribute to infusion-related reactions, whereas opsonization with C3 fragments promotes rapid recognition and clearance of nanomaterials by mononuclear phagocytes. We used dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO), which are potent activators of the complement system, to study the role of nanoparticle surface chemistry in inciting complement in human serum...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775017/multifunctional-spio-dox-loaded-a54-homing-peptide-functionalized-dextran-g-plga-micelles-for-tumor-therapy-and-mr-imaging
#11
Jun-Qing Situ, Xiao-Juan Wang, Xiu-Liang Zhu, Xiao-Ling Xu, Xu-Qi Kang, Jing-Bo Hu, Chen-Ying Lu, Xiao-Ying Ying, Ri-Sheng Yu, Jian You, Yong-Zhong Du
Specific delivery of chemotherapy drugs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent into tumor cells is one of the issues to highly efficient tumor targeting therapy and magnetic resonance imaging. Here, A54 peptide-functionalized poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-grafted dextran (A54-Dex-PLGA) was synthesized. The synthesized A54-Dex-PLGA could self-assemble to form micelles with a low critical micelle concentration of 22.51 μg. mL(-1) and diameter of about 50 nm. The synthetic A54-Dex-PLGA micelles can encapsulate doxorubicin (DOX) as a model anti-tumor drug and superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) as a contrast agent for MRI...
October 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746821/mri-based-assessment-of-intralesional-delivery-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-model-of-equine-tendonitis
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Alexandra Scharf, Shannon P Holmes, Merrilee Thoresen, Jennifer Mumaw, Alaina Stumpf, John Peroni
Ultrasound-guided intralesional injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is held as the benchmark for cell delivery in tendonitis. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the immediate cell distribution following intralesional injection of MSCs. Unilateral superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) lesions were created in the forelimb of six horses and injected with 10 × 10(6) MSCs labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) under ultrasound guidance. Assays were performed to confirm that there were no significant changes in cell viability, proliferation, migration, or trilineage differentiation due to the presence of SPIOs...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722406/development-of-a-controlled-release-drug-delivery-system-by-encapsulating-oxaliplatin-into-spio-mwnt-nanoparticles-for-effective-colon-cancer-therapy-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Pei-Chi Lee, Chien-Yu Lin, Cheng-Liang Peng, Ming-Jium Shieh
The development of a controlled-release drug delivery system has been an important objective for cancer therapy. To achieve the goal of sustained drug release for preventing the biotoxicity of platinum drugs, oxaliplatin was encapsulated into PEGylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) decorated with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The superparamagnetic properties and purification of SPIO/MWNT composites were achieved by annealing treatment during the fabrication process; the better hydrophilicity and biocompatibility were also accomplished subsequently after modification with polyethylene glycol (PEG)...
October 7, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641140/magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-mrcp-using-new-negative-per-oral-contrast-agent-based-on-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-extrahepatic-biliary-duct-visualization-in-liver-cirrhosis
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Katerina Polakova, Ingrid Mocikova, Dana Purova, Pavel Tucek, Pavel Novak, Katerina Novotna, Izak Niko, Radoslav Bielik, Radek Zboril, Miroslav Herman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is often used for imaging of the biliary tree and is required by surgeons before liver transplantation. Advanced liver cirrhosis and ascites in patients however present diagnostic problems for MRCP. The aim of this study was to find out if the use of our negative per-oral contrast agent containing superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO) in MRCP is helpful for imaging of hepatobiliary tree in patients with liver cirrhosis...
September 15, 2016: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608513/enhanced-wound-healing-by-topical-application-of-ointment-containing-a-low-concentration-of-povidone-iodine
#15
O Mitani, A Nishikawa, I Kurokawa, E C Gabazza, M Ikeda, H Mizutani
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a novel topical wound-healing agent, low-concentration povidone-iodine ointment (LPIO) with a hydrophobic white petrolatum-rich base on skin-wound models in rats and rabbits. METHOD: The therapeutic efficacy of topically applied LPIO was compared to that of standard-concentration povidone-iodine ointment (SPIO) and non-treatment control, using a full-thickness skin-wound model in 24 hairless rats and a full-thickness skin-defect model in rabbit earlobes...
September 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594530/quantifications-of-in-vivo-labeled-stem-cells-based-on-measurements-of-magnetic-moments
#16
Paul Kokeny, Yu-Chung N Cheng, Saifeng Liu, He Xie, Quan Jiang
Cells labeled by super paramagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles are more easily seen in gradient echo MR images, but it has not been shown that the amount of nanoparticles or the number of cells can be directly quantified from MR images. This work utilizes a previously developed and improved Complex Image Summation around a Spherical or Cylindrical Object (CISSCO) method to quantify the magnetic moments of several clusters of SPIO nanoparticle labeled cells from archived rat brain images. With the knowledge of mass magnetization of the cell labeling agent and cell iron uptake, the number of cells in each nanoparticle cluster can be determined...
January 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547609/improved-biocompatibility-and-efficient-labeling-of-neural-stem-cells-with-poly-l-lysine-coated-maghemite-nanoparticles
#17
Igor M Pongrac, Marina Dobrivojević, Lada Brkić Ahmed, Michal Babič, Miroslav Šlouf, Daniel Horák, Srećko Gajović
BACKGROUND: Cell tracking is a powerful tool to understand cellular migration, dynamics, homing and function of stem cell transplants. Nanoparticles represent possible stem cell tracers, but they differ in cellular uptake and side effects. Their properties can be modified by coating with different biocompatible polymers. To test if a coating polymer, poly(L-lysine), can improve the biocompatibility of nanoparticles applied to neural stem cells, poly(L-lysine)-coated maghemite nanoparticles were prepared and characterized...
2016: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27523645/synthesis-of-tumor-targeted-folate-conjugated-fluorescent-magnetic-albumin-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-intracellular-dual-modal-imaging-into-human-brain-tumor-cells
#18
Xueqin Wang, Miaomiao Tu, Baoming Tian, Yanjie Yi, ZhenZhen Wei, Fang Wei
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO NPs), utilized as carriers are attractive materials widely applied in biomedical fields, but target-specific SPIO NPs with lower toxicity and excellent biocompatibility are still lacking for intracellular visualization in human brain tumor diagnosis and therapy. Herein, bovine serum albumin (BSA) coated superparamagnetic iron oxide, i.e. γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles (BSA-SPIO NPs), are synthesized. Tumor-specific ligand folic acid (FA) is then conjugated onto BSA-SPIO NPs to fabricate tumor-targeted NPs, FA-BSA-SPIO NPs as a contrast agent for MRI imaging...
November 1, 2016: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478872/co-registration-of-bioluminescence-tomography-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-multimodal-in-vivo-stem-cell-tracking
#19
Moussa Chehade, Amit K Srivastava, Jeff W M Bulte
We present a practical approach for co-registration of bioluminescence tomography (BLT), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) images. To this end, we developed a customized animal shuttle composed of non-fluorescent, MR-compatible Delrin plastic that fits a commercially available MR surface coil. Mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) were transfected with the luciferase gene and labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles. Cells were stereotaxically implanted in mouse brain and imaged weekly for 4 weeks with BLI (IVIS Spectrum CT scanner) and MRI (11...
June 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476675/multi-color-magnetic-particle-imaging-for-cardiovascular-interventions
#20
Julian Haegele, Sarah Vaalma, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Jörg Barkhausen, Florian M Vogt, Jörn Borgert, Jürgen Rahmer
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) uses magnetic fields to visualize the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs). Guidance of cardiovascular interventions is seen as one possible application of MPI. To safely guide interventions, the vessel lumen as well as all required interventional devices have to be visualized and be discernible from each other. Until now, different tracer concentrations were used for discerning devices from blood in MPI, because only one type of SPIO could be imaged at a time...
August 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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