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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732245/interleukin-4-receptor-targeted-delivery-of-bcl-xl-sirna-sensitizes-tumors-to-chemotherapy-and-inhibits-tumor-growth
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Padmanaban Guruprasath, Jihoon Kim, Gowri Rangaswamy Gunassekaran, Lianhua Chi, Soyoun Kim, Rang-Woon Park, Sang-Hyun Kim, Moon-Chang Baek, Sang Mun Bae, Sang-Yeob Kim, Dong-Kyu Kim, In-Kyu Park, Won-Jong Kim, Byungheon Lee
IL-4 receptor (IL-4R) is commonly up-regulated on tumor cells, and interactions between the receptor and Interleukin-4 (IL-4) can induce the expression of anti-apoptotic proteins, including Bcl-xL. This contributes to tumor cell survival and their resistance to chemotherapy. In this study, we exploited IL-4R-targeted delivery of Bcl-xL siRNA to IL-4R-expressing tumor cells in order to sensitize them to chemotherapy. To target IL-4R, an IL-4R-binding peptide, IL4RPep-1, was attached to branched polyethyleneimine-superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (BPEI-SPION)...
July 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721605/how-to-provide-gadolinium-free-pet-mr-cancer-staging-of-children-and-young-adults-in-less-than-1%C3%A2-h-the-stanford-approach
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Anne M Muehe, Ashok J Theruvath, Lillian Lai, Maryam Aghighi, Andrew Quon, Samantha J Holdsworth, Jia Wang, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Neyssa Marina, Ranjana Advani, Jarrett Rosenberg, Heike E Daldrup-Link
PURPOSE: To provide clinically useful gadolinium-free whole-body cancer staging of children and young adults with integrated positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging in less than 1 h. PROCEDURES: In this prospective clinical trial, 20 children and young adults (11-30 years old, 6 male, 14 female) with solid tumors underwent 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose ([(18)F]FDG) PET/MR on a 3T PET/MR scanner after intravenous injection of ferumoxytol (5 mg Fe/kg) and [(18)F]FDG (2-3 MBq/kg)...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720724/aortic-wall-inflammation-predicts-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-expansion-rupture-and-need-for-surgical-repair
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The Ma Rs Study Investigators
Background -Ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO) detect cellular inflammation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, we assessed whether USPIO-enhanced MRI can predict aneurysm growth rates and clinical outcomes. Methods -In a prospective multicentre open-label cohort study, 342 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (diameter ≥40 mm) were classified by the presence of USPIO enhancement and were monitored with serial ultrasound and clinical follow-up for at least 2 years...
July 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719864/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pancreatic-tumors-using-iron-oxide-nanoworms-targeted-with-ptr86-peptide
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Yasaman Ahmadi, Genady Kostenich, Mor Oron-Herman, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Arie Orenstein, Siroos Mirzaei, Peter Knoll
To cut the high mortality rate of malignant disease such as pancreatic cancer, development of newly diagnostic probes for early stage detection of tumor lesions is required. Multimodal imaging nanoprobes allowing targeted and real time functional/anatomical imaging of tumors meet the demands. For this purpose, a MRI/optical dual-modality probe based on biodegradable magnetic iron oxide nanoworms has been developed. The cross-linked surface of nanoworms were anchored to fluorescent dyes and to FITC.PTR86; a novel synthetic peptide with high affinity towards somatostatin receptors...
July 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708597/mri-based-evaluation-of-multiorgan-iron-overload-is-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natalia Maximova, Massimo Gregori, Giulia Boz, Roberto Simeone, Davide Zanon, Giulia Schillani, Floriana Zennaro
The medical records of 44 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure iron concentrations in the liver, spleen, pancreas and bone. These patients were divided into two groups, 18 with non-elevated (< 100 μmol/g; Group 1) liver iron concentration before transplantation and 26 with elevated (> 100 μmol/g; Group 2) concentration . We compared transplant-related outcomes in the two groups. Iron overload was a negative prognostic risk factor for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (OR = 17), osteoporosis (OR = 6...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707736/genetically-encoded-iron-associated-proteins-as-mri-reporters-for-molecular-and-cellular-imaging
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REVIEW
Anna V Naumova, Greetje Vande Velde
All cell imaging applications rely on some form of specific cell labeling to achieve visualization of cells contributing to disease or cell therapy. The purpose of this review article is to summarize the published data on genetically encoded iron-based imaging reporters. The article overviews regulation of iron homeostasis as well as genetically encoded iron-associated molecular probes and their applications for noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of transplanted cells. Longitudinal repetitive MRI of therapeutic cells is extremely important for providing key functional endpoints and insight into mechanisms of action...
July 14, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696350/synthesis-and-study-of-fe-doped-bi%C3%A2-s%C3%A2-semimagnetic-nanocrystals-embedded-in-a-glass-matrix
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Ricardo S Silva, Hanna D Mikhail, Eder V Guimarães, Elis R Gonçalves, Nilo F Cano, Noelio O Dantas
Iron-doped bismuth sulphide (Bi2-xFexS₃) nanocrystals have been successfully synthesized in a glass matrix using the fusion method. Transmission electron microscopy images and energy dispersive spectroscopy data clearly show that nanocrystals are formed with an average diameter of 7-9 nm, depending on the thermic treatment time, and contain Fe in their chemical composition. Magnetic force microscopy measurements show magnetic phase contrast patterns, providing further evidence of Fe incorporation in the nanocrystal structure...
July 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695675/the-role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-prediction-liver-iron-concentration-in-beta-thalassaemia-patients
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Suha Akpinar, Guliz Yilmaz, Nail Bulakbasi, Murat Kocaoglu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyse the value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) to determine the liver parenchyma iron concentration in β-thalassaemia major patients. METHODS: Abdominal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, including gradient echo sequences and DWI sequences, was undertaken of 55 β-thalassaemia major patients. The apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of liver parenchyma were measured in seven regions at the level of the portal bifurcation and compared with liver iron concentration (LIC)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685676/recent-advances-in-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-based-nanoprobes-as-multifunctional-theranostic-agents-for-breast-cancer-imaging-and-therapy
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Jianjun Zheng, Wenzhi Ren, Tianxiang Chen, Jin Yinhua, Aijing Li, Kun Yan, Yijiao Wu, Aiguo Wu
Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed among women. The death rate of breast cancer is estimated to 14%. Hence, accurate diagnosis in early stage and effective treatment in any stage are critical for the survival of breast cancer. Mammogram has been the most common technique administered to detect breast cancer. However, the radiation dose from mammogram is harmful to patients. Fortunately, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can diagnose breast cancer without any radiation dose, and enhanced MRI can make earlier and differential diagnosis...
July 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684912/the-effects-of-grafted-mesenchymal-stem-cells-labeled-with-iron-oxide-or-cobalt-zinc-iron-nanoparticles-on-the-biological-macromolecules-of-rat-brain-tissue-extracts
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Bozena Novotna, Vit Herynek, Pavel Rossner, Karolina Turnovcova, Pavla Jendelova
INTRODUCTION: Rat mesenchymal stem cells (rMSCs) labeled with 1) poly-l-lysine-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles or 2) silica-coated cobalt-zinc-iron nanoparticles were implanted into the left brain hemisphere of rats, to assess their effects on the levels of oxidative damage to biological macromolecules in brain tissue. METHODS: Controls were implanted with unlabeled rMSCs. Animals were sacrificed 24 hours or 4 weeks after the treatment, and the implantation site along with the surrounding tissue was isolated from the brain...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680084/a-variation-in-pank2-gene-is-causing-pantothenate-kinase-associated-neurodegeneration-in-a-family-from-jammu-and-kashmir-india
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Arshia Angural, Inderpal Singh, Ankit Mahajan, Pranav Pandoh, Manoj K Dhar, Sanjana Kaul, Vijeshwar Verma, Ekta Rai, Sushil Razdan, Kamal Kishore Pandita, Swarkar Sharma
Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration is a rare hereditary neurodegenerative disorder associated with nucleotide variation(s) in mitochondrial human Pantothenate kinase 2 (hPanK2) protein encoding PANK2 gene, and is characterized by symptoms of extra-pyramidal dysfunction and accumulation of non-heme iron predominantly in the basal ganglia of the brain. In this study, we describe a familial case of PKAN from the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India based on the clinical findings and genetic screening of two affected siblings born to consanguineous normal parents...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679028/hepatic-iron-is-the-major-determinant-of-serum-ferritin-in-nafld-patients
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John D Ryan, Andrew E Armitage, Jeremy F Cobbold, Rajarshi Banerjee, Oscar Borsani, Paola Dongiovanni, Stefan Neubauer, Reza Morovat, Lai Mun Wang, Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Silvia Fargion, Jane Collier, Eleanor Barnes, Hal Drakesmith, Luca Valenti, Michael Pavlides
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Elevated serum ferritin is common in NAFLD, and is associated with more advanced disease and increased mortality. Hyperferritinemia in NAFLD is often attributed to inflammation, while in other conditions ferritin closely reflects body iron stores. The aim of this study was to clarify the underlying cause of hyperferritinemia in NAFLD. METHODS: Ferritin levels were examined with markers of iron status, inflammation and liver injury across the clinical spectrum of NAFLD using blood, tissue and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
July 5, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677065/ferumoxytol-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography-for-the-assessment-of-potential-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Sokratis Stoumpos, Martin Hennessy, Alex T Vesey, Aleksandra Radjenovic, Ram Kasthuri, David B Kingsmore, Patrick B Mark, Giles Roditi
OBJECTIVES: Traditional contrast-enhanced methods for scanning blood vessels using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT carry potential risks for patients with advanced kidney disease. Ferumoxytol is a superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle preparation that has potential as an MRI contrast agent in assessing the vasculature. METHODS: Twenty patients with advanced kidney disease requiring aorto-iliac vascular imaging as part of pre-operative kidney transplant candidacy assessment underwent ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (FeMRA) between December 2015 and August 2016...
July 4, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674789/gold-coated-magnetic-nanoparticle-as-a-nanotheranostic-agent-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy-of-cancer
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Nazila Eyvazzadeh, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh, Reza Fekrazad, Elahe Amini, Habib Ghaznavi, S Kamran Kamrava
Because of their great scientific and technological potentials, iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have been the focus of extensive investigations in biomedicine over the past decade. Additionally, the surface plasmon resonance effect of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) makes them a good candidate for photothermal therapy applications. The unique properties of both IONPs (magnetic) and AuNPs (surface plasmon resonance) may lead to the development of a multi-modal nanoplatform to be used as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent and as a nanoheater for photothermal therapy...
July 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673501/management-of-iron-overload-in-hemoglobinopathies
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S Allali, M de Montalembert, V Brousse, M Chalumeau, Z Karim
Hemoglobinopathies, thalassemia and sickle cell disease are among the most frequent monogenic diseases in the world. Transfusion has improved dramatically their prognosis, but provokes iron overload, which induces multiple organ damages. Iron overload is related to accumulation of iron released from hemolysis and transfused red cell, but also, in thalassemic patients, secondary to ineffective erythropoiesis, which increases intestinal iron absorption via decreased hepcidin production. Transfusion-related cardiac iron overload remains a main cause of death in thalassemia in well-resourced countries, and is responsible for severe hepatic damages in sickle cell disease...
June 30, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671822/tuning-sizes-morphologies-and-magnetic-properties-of-monocore-versus-multicore-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-through-the-controlled-addition-of-water-in-the-polyol-synthesis
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Gauvin Hemery, Anthony C Keyes, Eneko Garaio, Irati Rodrigo, Jose Angel Garcia, Fernando Plazaola, Elisabeth Garanger, Olivier Sandre
The polyol route is a versatile and up-scalable method to produce large batches of iron oxide nanoparticles with well-defined structures and magnetic properties. Importance of parameters such as temperature and reaction time, heating profile, nature of the polyol solvent or organometallic precursors on nanostructure and properties has already been described in the literature. Yet, the crucial role of water in the forced hydrolysis pathway has never been reported, despite its mandatory presence for nanoparticle production...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669915/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-odorant-activity-dependent-migration-of-neural-precursor-cells-and-olfactory-bulb-growth
#17
Nikorn Pothayee, Diana M Cummings, Timothy J Schoenfeld, Stephen Dodd, Heather A Cameron, Leonardo Belluscio, Alan P Koretsky
Neural progenitors or neuroblasts are produced by precursor cells in the subventricular zone (SVZ) and migrate along the rostral migratory stream (RMS) to the olfactory bulbs (OB) throughout life. In the OB, these adult born neurons either die or replace existing olfactory interneurons, playing a critical role in the stabilization of OB circuitry. Although several aspects of the addition of new neurons into the OB have been studied, it is unclear whether long-distance activity from the OB can regulate the influx of migrating neuroblasts along the RMS...
June 30, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665183/one-stage-positron-emission-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-mesenchymal-stem-cell-survival-in-a-canine-model-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Donghua Hang, Fan Li, Wenjun Che, Xiaofeng Wu, Yao Wan, Jiandong Wang, Yanping Zheng
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a major health problem. Although mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used to promote IVD regeneration, the actual survival time of implanted MSCs in IVDs has never been studied non-invasively and continuously in vivo. To investigate survival of implanted MSCs in vivo, this study used a canine model of degenerated IVD and MSCs transfected with a mutant herpes simplex type-1 virus thymidine kinase (HSV1-sr39tk) and labelled with magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MION)...
June 30, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665088/a-role-for-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy
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S M Yap, B Murray, T Lynch, E Kavanagh, P MacMahon
We report a radiologic finding on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain of two cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) of hypointense signal of subcortical U-fibres on susceptibility weighted (SW) sequence. The first case is a 50-year-old man recently treated with chemotherapy including rituximab for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The second case is a 64-year-old woman with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Iron deposition is a likely causative factor. We propose that SWI may be especially useful in the assessment of indeterminate cases to reduce the likelihood of a missed diagnosis of PML...
April 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660946/janus-plasmonic-magnetic-gold-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-contrast-agents-for-multimodal-imaging
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Javier Reguera, Dorleta Jiménez de Aberasturi, Malou Henriksen-Lacey, Judith Langer, Ana Espinosa, Boguslaw Szczupak, Claire Wilhelm, Luis M Liz-Marzán
The design of compact nanoprobes for multimodal bioimaging is a current challenge and may have a major impact on diagnostics and therapeutics. Multicomponent gold-iron oxide nanoparticles have shown high potential as contrast agents in numerous imaging techniques due to the complementary features of iron oxide and gold nanomaterials. In this paper we describe novel gold-iron oxide Janus magnetic-plasmonic nanoparticles as versatile nanoprobes for multimodal imaging. The nanoparticles are characterized as contrast agents for different imaging techniques, including X-ray computed tomography (CT), T2-weighted nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), photoacoustic imaging (PA), dark-field and bright-field optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)...
July 13, 2017: Nanoscale
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