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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804578/using-nanoparticles-in-medicine-for-liver-cancer-imaging
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REVIEW
Farideh Farokhi Moghadam
One of the most important types of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is the fifth most common cancer, and its correct diagnosis is very important. For the quick diagnosis of HCC, the use of nanoparticles is helpful. The major applications of nanoparticles are in medicine for organ imaging. Two methods of liver imaging are X-ray computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this review, we attempt to summarize some of the contrast agents used in imaging such as superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), various types of enhanced MRI for the liver, and nanoparticles like gold (AuNPs), which is used to develop novel CT imaging agents...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799495/a-nanotechnology-based-strategy-to-increase-the-efficiency-of-cancer-diagnosis-and-therapy-folate-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles
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Jaber Beik, Sara Khademi, Neda Attaran, Saeed Sarkar, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh, Habib Ghaznavi, Hossein Ghadiri
BACKGROUND: Gold nanoparticle (AuNP), owing to its elegant physicochemical properties, has been recently introduced as a promising theranostic nanoparticle. Folic acid is a necessary vitamin for cell proliferation and cancer cells highly require such an essential molecule to be replicated. Accordingly, surface functionalization of AuNP with folic acid may offer great potentials for development of a new nanotechnology based strategy to increase the efficiency of cancer diagnosis and therapy...
August 10, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795273/capacity-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-cancer-radiotherapy
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Nadeem M S Nagi, Yasir A M Khair, Ahmed M E Abdalla
Radiotherapy is the ionizing radiation used for treatment of cancer and other diseases. Although radiotherapy is the major treatment for cancer, a lot of patients do not undergo radiation due to associated risks such as radiation pneumonitis, cardiovascular complications, development of secondary tumor, and lymphedema. However, the advantages of nanotechnology provide a unique potential to enhance radiotherapeutic performance, in particular by utilizing gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). In this review, we briefly describe the current direction of research towards the use of Au NPs for radiotherapeutic enhancement, combination, monitoring and in side effect reductions...
August 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773196/surface-plasmon-resonance-or-biocompatibility-key-properties-for-determining-the-applicability-of-noble-metal-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Ana Maria Craciun, Monica Focsan, Klara Magyari, Adriana Vulpoi, Zsolt Pap
Metal and in particular noble metal nanoparticles represent a very special class of materials which can be applied as prepared or as composite materials. In most of the cases, two main properties are exploited in a vast number of publications: biocompatibility and surface plasmon resonance (SPR). For instance, these two important properties are exploitable in plasmonic diagnostics, bioactive glasses/glass ceramics and catalysis. The most frequently applied noble metal nanoparticle that is universally applicable in all the previously mentioned research areas is gold, although in the case of bioactive glasses/glass ceramics, silver and copper nanoparticles are more frequently applied...
July 21, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772458/gold-nanoparticles-in-photonic-crystals-applications-a-review
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REVIEW
Iole Venditti
This review concerns the recently emerged class of composite colloidal photonic crystals (PCs), in which gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are included in the photonic structure. The use of composites allows achieving a strong modification of the optical properties of photonic crystals by involving the light scattering with electronic excitations of the gold component (surface plasmon resonance, SPR) realizing a combination of absorption bands with the diffraction resonances occurring in the body of the photonic crystals...
January 24, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771322/characterization-of-ligand-shell-for-mixed-ligand-coated-gold-nanoparticles
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Quy Ong, Zhi Luo, Francesco Stellacci
Gold nanoparticles owe a large number of their properties to their ligand shell. Indeed, many researchers routinely use mixtures of ligand molecules for their nanoparticles to impart complex property sets. It has been shown that the morphology of ligand shells (e.g., Janus, random, stripelike) leads to specific properties. Examples include wettability, solubility, protein nonspecific adsorption, cell penetration, catalysis, and cation-capturing abilities. Yet, it remains a great challenge to evaluate such morphologies in even the most fundamental terms such as dimension and shape...
August 3, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753992/applicability-of-metal-nanoparticles-in-the-detection-and-monitoring-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Maxim Shevtsov, Lili Zhao, Ulrike Protzer, Maarten A A van de Klundert
Chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) can lead to liver failure and can cause liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Reliable means for detecting and monitoring HBV infection are essential to identify patients in need of therapy and to prevent HBV transmission. Nanomaterials with defined electrical, optical, and mechanical properties have been developed to detect and quantify viral antigens. In this review, we discuss the challenges in applying nanoparticles to HBV antigen detection and in realizing the bio-analytical potential of such nanoparticles...
July 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737382/solid-state-plasmonic-solar-cells
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Kosei Ueno, Tomoya Oshikiri, Quan Sun, Xu Shi, Hiroaki Misawa
Metallic nanoparticles such as silver and gold show localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs), which are associated with near-field enhancement effects in the vicinity of nanoparticles. Therefore, strong light-matter interaction is induced by the near-field enhancement effects of LSPRs. Because the resonant wavelength of LSPRs can be easily controlled by the size and shape of the metallic nanoparticles in the visible and near-infrared wavelength range, LSPRs have received considerable attention as optical antennae for light energy conversion systems such as solar cells...
July 24, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726079/bilirubin-enzyme-biosensor-potentiality-and-recent-advances-towards-clinical-bioanalysis
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Vinita Hooda, Anjum Gahlaut, Ashish Gothwal, Vikas Hooda
Bilirubin detection plays a major role in healthcare. Its high concentration in human serum is lethal and must be determined accurately. Clinically, it is vital for assessing patients with deleterious health conditions such as jaundice or icterus, hepatitis, mental disorders, cerebral palsy and brain damage especially in the case of neonates. In evaluating the drawbacks regarding the conventional methodology of bilirubin detection, there is need for a superior analytical tool. Bilirubin oxidase (BOx)-based sensors have been designed for the ultrasensitive analysis of bilirubin and quality deliverance of treatment and this review highlights the different mechanisms of bilirubin detection using different modified electrodes...
July 19, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716129/current-knowledge-on-feline-injection-site-sarcoma-treatment
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Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Anna Wojtalewicz, Roman Lechowski
Feline injection-site sarcomas (FISS) are malignant skin tumours of mesenchymal origin, the treatment of which is a challenge for veterinary surgeons. The role of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy in FISS treatment has been studied, and a correlation between "clean" surgical margins and disease-free survival has been shown. In addition, clean surgical margins are one of the most important factors for achieving a low recurrence rate. The most effective method of FISS treatment includes combining radical surgery with pre- or postoperative radiotherapy...
July 17, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709077/phytonanotherapy-for-management-of-diabetes-using-green-synthesis-nanoparticles
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K Anand, C Tiloke, Pragalathan Naidoo, A A Chuturgoon
The world has a rich diversity of indigenous medicinal plants. The World Health Organization (WHO) gives high priority to eco-friendly, non-hazardous and cost effective healthcare such as the use of medicinal plants to treat various illnesses, including Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB), diabetes mellitus (DM), malaria, and cancer. In developing countries, a high proportion of the population tends to use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) together with conventional prescription drugs...
August 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702691/toxic-effects-and-biodistribution-of-ultrasmall-gold-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Günter Schmid, Wolfgang G Kreyling, Ulrich Simon
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been extensively explored in biomedical applications, for example as drug carriers, contrast agents, or therapeutics. However, AuNP can exhibit cytotoxic profile, when the size is below 2 nm (ultrasmall AuNP; usAuNP) and when the stabilizing ligands allow for access to the gold surface either for the direct interaction with biomolecules or for catalytic activity of the unshielded gold surface. Furthermore, usAuNP exhibits significantly different biodistribution and enhanced circulation times compared to larger AuNP...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689967/cyclodextrin-modified-inorganic-materials-for-the-construction-of-nanocarriers
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Giovanna Cutrone, Juan M Casas-Solvas, Antonio Vargas-Berenguel
Inorganic nanoparticles, such as gold, silver, quantum dots and magnetic nanoparticles offer a promising way to develop multifunctional nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Such nanoparticles have the potential to combine in a single, stable construct various functionalities, simultaneously providing imaging abilities, thermal therapies and the ability to deliver drugs in a targeted fashion. An approach for providing drug loading abilities to these inorganic nanoparticles consists in the modification of their surface with a coating of cyclodextrins, and thereby endowing the nanoparticles with the potential of functioning as drug nanocarriers...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684980/glyco-gold-nanoparticles-synthesis-and-applications
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REVIEW
Federica Compostella, Olimpia Pitirollo, Alessandro Silvestri, Laura Polito
Glyco-gold nanoparticles combine in a single entity the peculiar properties of gold nanoparticles with the biological activity of carbohydrates. The result is an exciting nanosystem, able to mimic the natural multivalent presentation of saccharide moieties and to exploit the peculiar optical properties of the metallic core. In this review, we present recent advances on glyco-gold nanoparticle applications in different biological fields, highlighting the key parameters which inspire the glyco nanoparticle design...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671579/new-paradigm-for-a-targeted-cancer-therapeutic-approach-a-short-review-on-potential-synergy-of-gold-nanoparticles-and-cold-atmospheric-plasma
#15
REVIEW
Sajesan Aryal, Gunjan Bisht
Application of Gold nanoparticles and Cold Atmospheric plasma as a targeted therapeutic adjunct has been widely investigated separately in cancer therapy. Gold nanoparticles, with their biocompatibility, lower cytotoxicity and superior efficacy, are becoming substantially more significant in modern cancer therapy. Likewise, cold atmospheric plasma, with rich reactive species including reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), is being explored to selectively target and kill cancer cells, making them a promising anticancer agent...
July 1, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668475/recent-progress-in-theranostic-applications-of-hybrid-gold-nanoparticles
#16
REVIEW
Alireza Gharatape, Roya Salehi
A significant area of research is theranostic applications of nanoparticles, which involves efforts to improve delivery and reduce side effects. Accordingly, the introduction of a safe, effective, and, most importantly, renewable strategy to target, deliver and image disease cells is important. This state-of-the-art review focuses on studies done from 2013 to 2016 regarding the development of hybrid gold nanoparticles as theranostic agents in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and infectious disease. Several syntheses (chemical and green) methods of gold nanoparticles and their applications in imaging, targeting, and delivery are reviewed; their photothermal efficiency is discussed as is the toxicity of gold nanoparticles...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613299/cellulose-gold-nanoparticle-hybrid-materials
#17
REVIEW
Jonas Van Rie, Wim Thielemans
Cellulose and gold nanoparticles have exciting characteristics and new combinations of both materials may lead to promising functional nanocomposites with unique properties. We have reviewed current research on cellulose-gold nanoparticle composite materials, and we present an overview of the preparation methods of cellulose-gold composite materials and discuss their applications. We start with the nanocomposite fabrication methods, covering in situ gold reduction, blending, and dip-coating methods to prepare gold-cellulose nanocomposite hybrids...
June 29, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603606/synthesis-and-properties-of-magnetic-optical-core-shell-nanoparticles
#18
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/28579779/antibacterial-properties-and-toxicity-from-metallic-nanomaterials
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Gina V Vimbela, Sang M Ngo, Carolyn Fraze, Lei Yang, David A Stout
The era of antibiotic resistance is a cause of increasing concern as bacteria continue to develop adaptive countermeasures against current antibiotics at an alarming rate. In recent years, studies have reported nanoparticles as a promising alternative to antibacterial reagents because of their exhibited antibacterial activity in several biomedical applications, including drug and gene delivery, tissue engineering, and imaging. Moreover, nanomaterial research has led to reports of a possible relationship between the morphological characteristics of a nanomaterial and the magnitude of its delivered toxicity...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559935/current-status-and-future-direction-of-nanomedicine-focus-on-advanced-biological-and-medical-applications
#20
REVIEW
Eun-Mi Kim, Hwan-Jeong Jeong
Nanotechnology is the engineering and manipulation of materials and devices with sizes in the nanometer range. Colloidal gold, iron oxide nanoparticles and quantum dot semiconductor nanocrystals are examples of nanoparticles, with sizes generally ranging from 1 to 20 nm. These nanotechnologies have been researched tremendously in the last decade and this has led to a new area of "nanomedicine" which is the application of nanotechnology to human health-care for diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, prediction and prevention of diseases...
June 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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