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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738502/formulation-and-optimization-of-lacidipine-loaded-niosomal-gel-for-transdermal-delivery-in-vitro-characterization-and-in-vivo-activity
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Mohd Qumbar, Ameeduzzafar, Syed Sarim Imam, Javed Ali, Javed Ahmad, Asgar Ali
The aim of the present research work is to formulate lacidipine (LAC) loaded niosomes formulation for the management of hypertension by thin film hydration technique. The developed formulations were statistically optimized by four factors, three levels Box-Behnken design and were evaluated for vesicle size, entrapment efficiency, and flux. The optimized LAC niosomes was further evaluated for permeation depth by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and converted to gel formulation. Further, the optimized LAC niosomes gel was evaluated for ex-vivo permeation study, skin irritation study, stability study and pharmacodynamics study...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738302/abnormal-pinocytosis-and-valence-variable-behaviors-of-cerium-suggested-a-cellular-mechanism-for-plant-yield-reduction-induced-by-environmental-cerium
#2
Lihong Wang, Jingfang He, Qing Yang, Xiaofen Lv, Jigang Li, David D Y Chen, Xiaolan Ding, Xiaohua Huang, Qing Zhou
The environmental safety of cerium (Ce) applications in many fields has been debated for almost a century because the cellular effects of environmental Ce on living organisms remain largely unclear. Here, using new, interdisciplinary methods, we surprisingly found that after Ce(III) treatment, Ce(III) was first recognized and anchored on the plasma membrane in leaf cells. Moreover, some trivalent Ce(III) was oxidized to tetravalent Ce(IV) in this organelle, which activated pinocytosis. Subsequently, more anchoring sites and stronger valence-variable behavior on the plasma membrane caused stronger pinocytosis to transport Ce(III and IV) into the leaf cells...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737826/comparison-of-isolation-methods-of-exosomes-and-exosomal-rna-from-cell-culture-medium-and-serum
#3
Yue-Ting Tang, Yi-Yao Huang, Lei Zheng, Si-Hua Qin, Xu-Ping Xu, Tai-Xue An, Yong Xu, Ying-Song Wu, Xiu-Mei Hu, Bao-Hong Ping, Qian Wang
Exosomes are cell-derived vesicles and are abundant in biological fluids; they contain RNA molecules which may serve as potential diagnostic biomarkers in 'precision medicine'. To promote the clinical application of exosomal RNA (exoRNA), many isolation methods must be compared and validated. Exosomes in cell culture medium (CCM) and serum may be isolated using ultracentrifugation (UC), ExoQuick or Total Exosome Isolation Reagent (TEI), and exoRNA may be extracted using TRIzol-LS, SeraMir, Total Exosome RNA Isolation (TER), HiPure Liquid RNA/miRNA kit (HLR), miRNeasy or exoRNeasy...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737722/induction-of-a-regulatory-phenotype-in-cd3-cd4-hla-dr-t-cells-after-allogeneic-mixed-lymphocyte-culture-indications-of-both-contact-dependent-and-independent-activation
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Anne Louise Schacht Revenfeld, Rikke Bæk, Malene Møller Jørgensen, Kim Varming, Allan Stensballe
Although the observation of major histocompatibility complex II (MHCII) receptors on T cells is longstanding, the explanation for this occurrence remains enigmatic. Reports of an inducible, endogenous expression exist, as do studies demonstrating a protein acquisition from other cells by mechanisms including vesicle transfer. Irrespective of origin, the presence of the human MHCII isotype, human leukocyte antigen DR (HLA-DR), potentially identifies a regulatory T cell population. Using an allogeneic mixed lymphocyte culture (MLC) to induce an antigen-specific immune response, the role of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) for the presence of HLA-DR on cluster of differentiation 3(CD3)+ CD4+ T cells was evaluated...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737479/evaluation-of-brivaracetam-a-new-drug-to-treat-epilepsy
#5
Jasmina R Milovanović, Slobodan M Janković, Ana Pejčić, Miloš Milosavljević, Valentina Opančina, Vesela Radonjić, Zoran Protrka, Marina Kostić
High prevalence of therapy-resistant epilepsy demands development of anticonvulsants with new mechanisms of action. Brivaracetam is an analogue of levetiracetam which binds to the synaptic vesicle protein 2A (SV2A) and decreases release of excitatory neurotransmitters. Areas covered. Relevant published studies were searched for by predefined strategy in MEDLINE, EBSCO and SCINDEKS electronic databases. Brivaracetam is effective as adjunctive therapy for uncontrolled partial-onset seizures with or without secondary generalization in patients 16 years and older with epilepsy...
July 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737398/in-vivo-mechanisms-of-intestinal-drug-absorption-from-aprepitant-nanoformulations
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Carl Roos, David Dahlgren, Staffan Berg, Jan Westergren, Bertil Abrahamsson, Christer Tannergren, E Sjögren, H Lennernas
Over recent decades there has been an increase in the proportion of BCS class II and IV drug candidates in industrial drug development. To overcome the biopharmaceutical challenges associated with the less favorable properties of solubility and/or intestinal permeation of these substances, the development of formulations containing nanosuspensions of the drugs has been suggested. The intestinal absorption of aprepitant from two nanosuspensions (20 µM and 200 µM total concentrations) in phosphate buffer, one nanosuspension (200 µM) in fasted-state simulated intestinal fluid (FaSSIF), and one solution (20 µM) in FaSSIF was investigated in the rat single-pass intestinal perfusion model...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736869/photon-induced-near-field-electron-microscopy-pinem-of-eukaryotic-cells
#7
Mohammed Kaplan, Byung-Kuk Yoo, Jau Tang, Tony Karam, Bolin Liao, Devdoot Majumdar, David Baltimore, Grant Jensen, Ahmed Zewail
Photon-induced near-field electron microscopy (PINEM) is a technique to produce and then image evanescent electromagnetic fields on the surfaces of nanostructures. Most previous applications of PINEM have imaged surface plasmon-polariton waves on conducting nanomaterials. Here, the application of PINEM on whole human cancer cells and membrane vesicles isolated from them is reported. We show that photons induce time-, orientation-, and polarization-dependent evanescent fields on the surfaces of A431 cancer cells and isolated membrane vesicles...
July 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736435/extracellular-vesicles-in-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Diana Karpman, Anne-Lie Ståhl, Ida Arvidsson
Extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes and microvesicles, are host cell-derived packages of information that allow cell-cell communication and enable cells to rid themselves of unwanted substances. The release and uptake of extracellular vesicles has important physiological functions and may also contribute to the development and propagation of inflammatory, vascular, malignant, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. This Review describes the different types of extracellular vesicles, how they are detected and the mechanisms by which they communicate with cells and transfer information...
July 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736264/mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cell-extracellular-vesicles-from-active-principle-to-next-generation-drug-delivery-system
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REVIEW
Barbara Crivelli, Theodora Chlapanidas, Sara Perteghella, Enrico Lucarelli, Luisa Pascucci, Anna Teresa Brini, Ivana Ferrero, Mario Marazzi, Augusto Pessina, Maria Luisa Torre
It has been demonstrated that the biological effector of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) is their secretome, which is composed of a heterogeneous pool of bioactive molecules, partially enclosed in extracellular vesicles (EVs). Therefore, the MSC secretome (including EVs) has been recently proposed as possible alternative to MSC therapy. The secretome can be considered as a protein-based biotechnological product, it is probably safer compared with living/cycling cells, it presents virtually lower tumorigenic risk, and it can be handled, stored and sterilized as an Active Pharmaceutical/Principle Ingredient (API)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736263/facile-assembly-and-loading-of-theranostic-polymersomes-via-multi-impingement-flash-nanoprecipitation
#10
Sean Allen, Omar Osorio, Yu-Gang Liu, Evan Scott
Flash nanoprecipitation (FNP) has proven to be a powerful tool for the rapid and scalable assembly of solid-core nanoparticles from block copolymers. The process can be performed using a simple confined impingement jets mixer and provides an efficient and reproducible method of loading micelles with hydrophobic drugs. To date, FNP has not been applied for the fabrication of complex or vesicular nanoarchitectures capable of encapsulating hydrophilic molecules or bioactive protein therapeutics. Here, we present FNP as a single customizable method for the assembly of bicontinuous nanospheres, filomicelles and vesicular, multilamellar and tubular polymersomes from poly(ethylene glycol)-bl-poly(propylene sulfide) block copolymers...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735883/permeability-modes-in-fluctuating-lipid-membranes-with-dna-translocating-pores
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REVIEW
L H Moleiro, M Mell, R Bocanegra, I López-Montero, P Fouquet, Th Hellweg, J L Carrascosa, F Monroy
Membrane pores can significantly alter not only the permeation dynamics of biological membranes but also their elasticity. Large membrane pores able to transport macromolecular contents represent an interesting model to test theoretical predictions that assign active-like (non-equilibrium) behavior to the permeability contributions to the enhanced membrane fluctuations existing in permeable membranes [Maneville et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4356 (1999)]. Such high-amplitude active contributions arise from the forced transport of solvent and solutes through the open pores, which becomes even dominant at large permeability...
July 16, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735341/the-effect-of-nanosecond-high-voltage-electric-pulses-on-the-shape-and-permeability-of-polymersome-guvs
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Tina Batista Napotnik, Gianluca Bello, Eva-Kathrin Sinner, Damijan Miklavčič
Polymersomes, vesicles composed of block copolymers, are promising candidates as membrane alternatives and functional containers, e.g., as potential carriers for functional molecules because of their stability and tunable membrane properties. In the scope of possible use for membrane protein delivery to cells by electrofusion, we investigated the cytotoxicity of such polymersomes as well as the effects of nanosecond electric pulses with variable repetition rate on the shape and permeability of polymersomes in buffers with different conductivities...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735196/molecular-dynamics-simulation-of-sodium-dodecylsulfate-sds-bilayers
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Hongshu Zhang, Shiling Yuan, Jichao Sun, Jianqiang Liu, Haiping Li, Na Du, Wanguo Hou
Sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) - a simple single tailed surfactant (STS) can form stable vesicles from its micellar solution without any additives under the mediation of solid surfaces. To further understand the mechanism of this transition on the molecular level, molecular dynamics simulations are performed to study segments of SDS bilayers (as part of vesicles) in the bulk solution systematically, at the moment that the lower leaflet of bilayers already detached from solid surfaces. The SDS membrane would rather keep their bilayers structure than return to micelles when the initial interdigitated degree (δi) between alkyl chains is more than 8...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735164/vesicle-trafficking-in-plant-immunity
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REVIEW
Hye Sup Yun, Chian Kwon
To defend against extracellular pathogens, plants primarily depend on cell-autonomous innate immunity due to the lack of the circulatory immune system including mobile immune cells. To extracellularly restrict or kill the pathogens, plant cells dump out antimicrobials. However, since antimicrobials are also toxic to plant cells themselves, they have to be safely delivered to the target sites in a separate vesicular compartment. In addition, because immune responses often requires energy otherwise used for the other metabolic processes, it is very important to properly control the duration and strength of immune responses depending on pathogen types...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735106/color-doppler-signals-of-blood-flow-in-the-corpus-luteum-and-vascular-perfusion-index-for-ovarian-and-uterine-arteries-during-expansion-of-the-allantochorion-in-bos-taurus-heifers
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F L V Pinaffi, E R Araujo, L A Silva, O J Ginther
Hemodynamics of the CL and each main uterine artery during expansion of the allantochorion from the ipsilateral side (CL side) to the contralateral side were studied in heifers (n = 8 nonbred, 9 pregnant). Progesterone concentration, vascular perfusion index for each uterine artery (by spectral ultrasonography), extent of blood flow in the CL (percentage of CL tissue with color-Doppler signals of blood flow), and intrauterine location of the expanding allantochorion (by gray-scale ultrasonic imaging) were determined daily from Days 14-60 (Day 0 = ovulation)...
July 12, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735024/n-linked-glycosylation-of-the-p24-family-protein-p24%C3%AE-5-modulates-retrograde-golgi-to-er-transport-of-k-hdel-ligands-in-arabidopsis
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Noelia Pastor-Cantizano, María Jesús García-Murria, Cesar Bernat-Silvestre, María Jesús Marcote, Ismael Mingarro, Fernando Aniento
The K/HDEL receptor ERD2 mediates the transport of soluble endoplasmic reticulum (ER) resident proteins containing a C-terminal K/HDEL signal from the Golgi apparatus back to the ER via COPI (COat Protein I)-coated vesicles. Sorting of ERD2 within COPI vesicles is facilitated by p24 proteins. In particular, Arabidopsis p24δ5 has been shown to interact directly with ERD2 (via its luminal GOLD -GOLgi Dynamics- domain) and with COPI proteins (via its cytoplasmic C-terminal tail) at the acidic pH of the Golgi apparatus...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734961/radix-puerariae-modulates-glutamatergic-synaptic-architecture-and-potentiates-functional-synaptic-plasticity-in-primary-hippocampal-neurons
#17
Mohammad Maqueshudul Haque Bhuiyan, Md Nazmul Haque, Md Mohibbullah, Yung Kyu Kim, Il Soo Moon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Neurologic disorders are frequently characterized by synaptic pathology, including abnormal density and morphology of dendritic spines, synapse loss, and aberrant synaptic signaling and plasticity. Therefore, to promote and/or protect synapses by the use of natural molecules capable of modulating neurodevelopmental events, such as, spinogenesis and synaptic plasticity, could offer a preventive and curative strategy for nervous disorders associated with synaptic pathology...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734932/a-pyridone-derivative-activates-serca2a-by-attenuating-the-inhibitory-effect-of-phospholamban
#18
Manami Kaneko, Hisato Yamamoto, Hiroki Sakai, Yusuke Kamada, Toshiki Tanaka, Shuji Fujiwara, Synsuke Yamamoto, Hiroki Takahagi, Hideyuki Igawa, Shizuo Kasai, Masakuni Noda, Makoto Inui, Tomoyuki Nishimoto
The cardiac sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-dependent ATPase 2a (SERCA2a) plays a central role in Ca(2+) handling within cardiomyocytes and is negatively regulated by phospholamban (PLN), a sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) membrane protein. The activation of SERCA2a, which has been reported to improve cardiac dysfunction in heart failure, is a potential therapeutic approach for heart failure. Therefore, we developed a novel small molecule, compound A and characterized it both in vitro and in vivo. Compound A activated the Ca(2+)-dependent ATPase activity of cardiac SR vesicles but not that of skeletal muscle SR vesicles that lack PLN...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734834/dynein-binds-and-stimulates-axonal-motility-of-the-endosome-adaptor-and-neep21-family-member-calcyon
#19
Liang Shi, Nagendran Muthusamy, Deanna Smith, Clare Bergson
The neuron-enriched, endosomal protein Calcyon (Caly) regulates endocytosis and vesicle sorting, and is important for synaptic plasticity and brain development. In the current investigation of Caly interacting proteins in brain, the microtubule retrograde motor subunit, cytoplasmic dynein 1 heavy chain (DYNC1H), and microtubule structural proteins, α and β tubulin, were identified as Caly associated proteins by MALDI-ToF/ToF. Direct interaction of the Caly-C terminus with dynein and tubulin was further confirmed in in vitro studies...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734642/extreme-hypofractionation-for-high-risk-prostate-cancer-dosimetric-correlations-with-rectal-bleeding
#20
Glenn Bauman, Jeff Chen, George Rodrigues, Melanie Davidson, Andrew Warner, Andrew Loblaw
PURPOSE: We explored the association of dosimetric parameters with late rectal bleeding among high-risk prostate cancer patients treated with hypofractionated simultaneous in-field boost (H-SIB) to prostate with nodal treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Rectal toxicity results and dose-volume histogram (DVH) information from patients treated on FASTR and SATURN were combined. Patients in both trials received long-term androgen deprivation and H-SIB with prescription dose 40 Gy to the prostate and proximal seminal vesicles and 25 Gy to the lymph nodes delivered over 5 weekly fractions using image guidance with cone beam computed tomography...
June 9, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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