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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726386/a-smart-biointerface-with-photoswitched-functions-between-bactericidal-activity-and-bacteria-releasing-ability
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Ting Wei, Wenjun Zhan, Qian Yu, Hong Chen
Smart biointerfaces with capability to regulate cell-surface interactions in response to external stimuli are of great interest for both fundamental research and practical applications. Smart surfaces with "ON/OFF" switchability for a single function such as cell attachment/detachment are well-known and useful, but the ability to switch between two different functions may be seen as the next level of "smart". In this work reported, a smart supramolecular surface capable of switching functions reversibly between bactericidal activity and bacteria-releasing ability in response to UV-visible light is developed...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722434/design-considerations-for-silica-particle-doped-nitric-oxide-releasing-polyurethane-glucose-biosensor-membranes
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Robert J Soto, Jonathon B Schofield, Shaylyn E Walter, Maggie J Malone-Povolny, Mark H Schoenfisch
Nitric oxide (NO)-releasing polymers have proven useful for improving the biocompatibility of in vivo glucose biosensors. Unfortunately, leaching of the NO donor from the polymer matrix remains a critical design flaw of NO-releasing membranes. Herein, a toolbox of NO-releasing silica nanoparticles (SNPs) was utilized to systematically evaluate SNP leaching from a diverse selection of biomedical-grade polyurethane sensor membranes. Glucose sensor analytical performance and NO-release kinetics from the sensor membranes were also evaluated as a function of particle and polyurethane (PU) chemistries...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691693/influence-of-physico-mechanical-properties-of-elastomeric-material-for-different-cell-growth
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Jyoti Wala, Debashis Maji, Soumen Das
The tunable mechanical and physical properties of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) are commonly utilized for studying cellular dynamics. However, the inherent hydrophobic nature of PDMS limits its application as cell culture films. Various surface modification techniques render PDMS films hydrophilic which alters the surface chemistry, elasticity, roughness and cell attachment of anchorage dependent cell types to the films. The surface properties of thin film lead to alteration in bio-mechano-physical properties of cells and therefore could be used as mechanical signature for viability testing of different normal and cancerous cells...
July 10, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687508/a-framework-for-the-targeted-selection-of-herbs-with-similar-efficacy-by-exploiting-drug-repositioning-technique-and-curated-biomedical-knowledge
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Sang-Jun Yea, Bu-Yeo Kim, Chul Kim, Mun Yong Yi
ETHNO PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants have been the most important natural resources for traditional medicine and for the modern pharmaceutical industry. They have been in demand in regards to finding alternative medicinal herbs with similar efficacy. Due to the very low probability of discovering useful compounds by random screening, researchers have advocated for using targeted selection approaches. Furthermore, because drug repositioning can speed up the process of drug development, an integrated technique that exploits chemical, genetic, and disease information has been recently developed...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686454/multiresponsive-nanogels-for-targeted-anticancer-drug-delivery
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Qiang Zhang, Juan Colazo, Darren Berg, Samuel M Mugo, Michael J Serpe
Nanogels with a biomolecular coating (biocoating) were shown to be capable of triggered delivery of anticancer drug Doxorubicin. The biocoating was formed utilizing binding between glycogen and the tetra-functional lectin Concanavalin A, which can be triggered to disassemble (and release) upon exposure to glucose and changes in solution pH. We also show the nanogel's thermoresponsivity can be used to accelerate Doxorubicin release. Moreover, we showed that transferrin immobilized on the nanogel surface could accelerate nanogel uptake by cancer cells...
July 7, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676386/prodrugs-in-medicinal-chemistry-and-enzyme-prodrug-therapies
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Raoul Walther, Jarkko Rautio, Alexander N Zelikin
Prodrugs are cunning derivatives of therapeutic agents designed to improve the pharmacokinetics profile of the drug. Within a prodrug, pharmacological activity of the drug is masked and is recovered within the human body upon bioconversion of the prodrug, a process that is typically mediated by enzymes. This concept is highly successful and a significant fraction of marketed therapeutic formulations is based on prodrugs. An advanced subset of prodrugs can be engineered such as to achieve site-specific bioconversion of the prodrug - to comprise the highly advantageous "enzyme prodrug therapy", EPT...
July 1, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665317/biological-fate-of-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-core-shell-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-depending-on-particle-surface-chemistry
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Estelle Rascol, Morgane Daurat, Afitz Da Silva, Marie Maynadier, Christophe Dorandeu, Clarence Charnay, Marcel Garcia, Joséphine Lai-Kee-Him, Patrick Bron, Mélanie Auffan, Wei Liu, Bernard Angeletti, Jean-Marie Devoisselle, Yannick Guari, Magali Gary-Bobo, Joël Chopineau
The biological fate of nanoparticles (NPs) for biomedical applications is highly dependent of their size and charge, their aggregation state and their surface chemistry. The chemical composition of the NPs surface influences their stability in biological fluids, their interaction with proteins, and their attraction to the cell membranes. In this work, core-shell magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Fe₃O₄@MSN), that are considered as potential theranostic candidates, are coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) or 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) lipid bilayer...
June 30, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653066/on-the-binding-modes-of-metal-nhc-complexes-with-dna-secondary-structures-implications-for-therapy-and-imaging
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Özden Karaca, Samuel M Meier-Menches, Angela Casini, Fritz E Kühn
Organometallic compounds currently occupy an important place in the field of medicinal inorganic chemistry due to the unique chemical properties of metal coordination compounds. Particularly, metal compounds ligated by N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) have shown high potential for biomedical applications as antimicrobial and anticancer agents during the recent 15 years. Although further studies are necessary to validate the modes of action of this family of compounds, a number of biological targets have been identified, including DNA secondary structures...
June 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645199/do-neurobiological-understandings-of-smoking-influence-quitting-self-efficacy-or-treatment-intentions
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Kylie Morphett, Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall, Jayne Lucke, Brad Partridge, Coral Gartner
Introduction: Addiction is increasingly defined as a "brain disease" caused by changes to neurochemistry. While nicotine addiction has historically been excluded in the brain disease model of addiction (BDMA), it is beginning to be labelled a chronic brain disease. We investigated whether Australian smokers endorse brain-based explanations of smoking, and whether these beliefs are associated with quitting self-efficacy or treatment intentions. Method: Cross-sectional study of Australian smokers (N=1,538) who completed a survey measuring their agreement with statements on the brain's role in smoking...
June 22, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643149/surface-modification-minimizes-the-toxicity-of-silver-nanoparticles-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Balaram Das, Satyajit Tripathy, Jaydeep Adhikary, Sourav Chattopadhyay, Debasis Mandal, Sandeep Kumar Dash, Sabyasachi Das, Aditi Dey, Sankar Kumar Dey, Debasis Das, Somenath Roy
Currently toxicological research in Silver nanoparticle is a leading issue in medical science. The surface chemistry and physical dimensions of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) play an important role in toxicity. The aim of this present study was to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo toxicity of Ag-NPs as well as the alteration of toxicity profile due to surface functionalization (PEG and BSA) and the intracellular signaling pathways involved in nanoparticles mediated oxidative stress and apoptosis in vitro and in vivo system...
August 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637351/tuning-surface-chemistry-of-polyetheretherketone-by-gold-coating-and-plasma-treatment
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Zdeňka Novotná, Silvie Rimpelová, Petr Juřík, Martin Veselý, Zdeňka Kolská, Tomáš Hubáček, Jakub Borovec, Václav Švorčík
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has good chemical and biomechanical properties that are excellent for biomedical applications. However, PEEK exhibits hydrophobic and other surface characteristics which cause limited cell adhesion. We have investigated the potential of Ar plasma treatment for the formation of a nanostructured PEEK surface in order to enhance cell adhesion. The specific aim of this study was to reveal the effect of the interface of plasma-treated and gold-coated PEEK matrices on adhesion and spreading of mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618993/new-perspectives-on-biomedical-applications-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Massimiliano Magro, Davide Baratella, Emanuela Bonaiuto, Jessica de Almeida Roger, Fabio Vianello
Iron oxide nanomaterials are considered promising tools for improved therapeutic efficacy and diagnostic applications in biomedicine. Accordingly, engineered iron oxide nanomaterials are increasingly proposed in biomedicine, and the interdisciplinary researches involving physics, chemistry, biology (nanotechnology) and medicine have led to exciting developments in the last decades. The progresses of the development of magnetic nanoparticles with tailored physico-chemical and surface properties produced a variety of clinically relevant applications, spanning from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), drug delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, to in vitro diagnostics...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603606/synthesis-and-properties-of-magnetic-optical-core-shell-nanoparticles
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Elyahb Allie Kwizera, Elise Chaffin, Yongmei Wang, Xiaohua Huang
Due to their high integrity, facile surface chemistry, excellent stability, and dual properties from the core and shell materials, magnetic-plasmonic core-shell nanoparticles are of great interest across a number of science, engineering and biomedical disciplines. They are promising for applications in a broad range of areas including catalysis, energy conversion, biological separation, medical imaging, disease detection and treatment. The technological applications have driven the need for high quality nanoparticles with well controlled magnetic and optical properties...
March 19, 2017: RSC Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598597/azapeptide-synthesis-methods-for-expanding-side-chain-diversity-for-biomedical-applications
#14
Ramesh Chingle, Caroline Proulx, William D Lubell
Mimicry of bioactive conformations is critical for peptide-based medicinal chemistry because such peptidomimetics may augment stability, enhance affinity, and increase specificity. Azapeptides are peptidomimetics in which the α-carbon(s) of one or more amino acid residues are substituted by nitrogen. The resulting semicarbazide analogues have been shown to reinforce β-turn conformation through the combination of lone pair-lone pair repulsion of the adjacent hydrazine nitrogen and urea planarity. Substitution of a semicarbazide for an amino amide residue in a peptide may retain biological activity and add benefits such as improved metabolic stability...
June 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597608/advanced-photoacoustic-imaging-applications-of-near-infrared-absorbing-organic-nanoparticles
#15
REVIEW
Yuyan Jiang, Kanyi Pu
Progress of nanotechnology in recent years has stimulated fast development of nanoparticles in biomedical research. Photoacoustic (PA) imaging as an emerging non-invasive technique in molecular imaging has improved imaging depth relative to conventional optical imaging, demonstrating great potential in clinical applications. The convergence of nanotechnology and PA imaging has enabled a broad spectrum of new opportunities in fundamental biology and translation medicine. This review focuses on the recent advances of organic nanoparticles in PA imaging applications...
June 8, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596987/biodegradable-polyphosphazene-based-blends-for-regenerative-engineering
#16
Kenneth S Ogueri, Jorge L Escobar Ivirico, Lakshmi S Nair, Harry R Allcock, Cato T Laurencin
The occurrence of musculoskeletal tissue injury or disease and the subsequent functional impairment is at an alarming rate. It continues to be one of the most challenging problems in the human health care. Regenerative engineering offers a promising transdisciplinary strategy for tissues regeneration based on the convergence of tissue engineering, advanced materials science, stem cell science, developmental biology and clinical translation. Biomaterials are emerging as extracellular-mimicking matrices designed to provide instructive cues to control cell behavior and ultimately, be applied as therapies to regenerate damaged tissues...
March 2017: Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581735/covalent-capture-of-aligned-self-assembling-nanofibers
#17
I-Che Li, Jeffrey D Hartgerink
A great deal of effort has been invested in the design and characterization of systems which spontaneously assemble into nanofibers. These systems are interesting for their fundamental supramolecular chemistry and have also been shown to be promising materials, particularly for biomedical applications. Multidomain peptides are one such assembler, and in previous work we have demonstrated the reversibility of their assembly under mild and easily controlled conditions, along with their utility for time-controlled drug delivery, protein delivery, cell encapsulation, and cell delivery applications...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578943/efficient-synthesis-of-secondary-amines-by-reductive-amination-of-curdlan-staudinger-ylides
#18
Ruoran Zhang, Shu Liu, Kevin J Edgar
Staudinger-related reactions between azides and phosphines are important in organic chemistry due to their chemoselectivity, high efficiency, and mild reaction conditions. Staudinger reduction of azides affords highly reactive iminophosphorane ylides; the reactivity of the negatively charged ylide nitrogen atom has not previously been fully explored in polysaccharide chemistry. Curdlan, a natural, biocompatible, and bioactive β-1,3-glucan with low toxicity, has remarkable potential in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578271/a-gold-nanoparticle-coated-porcine-cholecyst-derived-bioscaffold-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
#19
Reshma S Nair, Jimna Mohamed Ameer, Malcolm R Alison, Thapasimuthu V Anilkumar
Extracellular matrices of xenogeneic origin have been extensively used for biomedical applications, despite the possibility of heterogeneity in structure. Surface modification of biologically derived biomaterials using nanoparticles is an emerging strategy for improving topographical homogeneity when employing these scaffolds for sophisticated tissue engineering applications. Recently, as a tissue engineering scaffold, cholecyst derived extracellular matrix (C-ECM) has been shown to have several advantages over extracellular matrices derived from other organs such as jejunum and urinary bladder...
May 26, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573212/bio-orthogonal-mediated-nucleic-acid-transfection-of-cells-via-cell-surface-engineering
#20
Paul J O'Brien, Sina Elahipanah, Dmitry Rogozhnikov, Muhammad N Yousaf
The efficient delivery of foreign nucleic acids (transfection) into cells is a critical tool for fundamental biomedical research and a pillar of several biotechnology industries. There are currently three main strategies for transfection including reagent, instrument, and viral based methods. Each technology has significantly advanced cell transfection; however, reagent based methods have captured the majority of the transfection market due to their relatively low cost and ease of use. This general method relies on the efficient packaging of a reagent with nucleic acids to form a stable complex that is subsequently associated and delivered to cells via nonspecific electrostatic targeting...
May 24, 2017: ACS Central Science
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