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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449282/organotitania-based-nanostructures-as-a-suitable-platform-for-the-implementation-of-binary-ternary-and-fuzzy-logic-systems
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Andrzej Blachecki, Justyna Mech-Piskorz, Marta Gajewska, Krzysztof Mech, Kacper Pilarczyk, Konrad Szacilowski
Titanium dioxide nanocomposites were synthesized in hierarchical architectures with the use of 1,4-dihydroxyanthraquinone photosensitizer. In the first step, the dye was either incorporated into the TiO2 core or adsorbed on its surface. In the subsequent phase, both structures were covered with an outer layer of titanium dioxide. The structure, morphology, aggregation, spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of the synthesized TiO2-based materials are presented with a special emphasis on the photosensitization and the photocurrent switching phenomena which are also discussed within the context of the optical logic gates implementation and fuzzy logic systems operation...
April 27, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448635/excited-state-dynamics-of-bis-dehydroxycurcumin-tert-butyl-ester-a-diketo-shifted-derivative-of-the-photosensitizer-curcumin
#2
Luca Nardo, Angelo Maspero, Andrea Penoni, Giovanni Palmisano, Erika Ferrari, Monica Saladini
Bis-dehydroxycurcumin tert-butyl ester (K2T23) is a derivative of the natural spice curcumin. Curcumin is widely studied for its multiple therapeutic properties, including photosensitized cytotoxicity. However, the full exploitation of curcumin phototoxic potential is hindered by the extreme instability of its excited state, caused by very efficient non radiative decay by means of transfer of the enolic proton to the nearby keto oxygen. K2T23 is designed to exhibit a tautomeric equilibrium shifted toward the diketo conformers with respect to natural curcumin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446222/effect-of-quantity-and-intensity-of-pulsed-light-on%C3%A2-human-non-visual-physiological-responses
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Qianying Dai, Yuria Uchiyama, Soomin Lee, Yoshihiro Shimomura, Tetsuo Katsuura
BACKGROUND: Exposure to pulsed light results in non-visual physiological responses in humans. The present study aims to investigate whether such non-visual effects are influenced to a greater extent by the intensity of lighting or by the power (quantity) of lighting. METHODS: >Twelve healthy young male participants (23 ± 0.3 years, 21-24 age range) were recruited for the present study. Participants were exposed to light of varying levels of intensity and quantity whose frequency was held constant across the conditions, which consisted of exposure to blue (different intensity, constant quantity) and white (constant intensity, different quantity) LEDs...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445996/energy-transfer-in-ce0-85tb0-15f3-nanoparticles-ctab-shell-chlorin-e6-system
#4
Mykhaylo Yu Losytskyy, Liliia V Kuzmenko, Oleksandr B Shcherbakov, Nikolai F Gamaleia, Andrii I Marynin, Valeriy M Yashchuk
Formation and electronic excitation energy transfer process in the nanosystem consisting of Ce0.85Tb0.15F3 nanoparticles, cetrimonium bromide (CTAB) surfactant, and chlorin e6 photosensitizer were studied. It was shown that chlorin e6 molecules bind to Ce0.85Tb0.15F3 NP in the presence of CTAB forming thus Ce0.85Tb0.15F3 NP-CTAB-chlorin e6 nanosystem. We consider that binding occurs via chlorin e6 embedding in the shell of CTAB molecules, formed around NP. In the Ce0.85Tb0.15F3 NP-CTAB-chlorin e6 nanosystem, electronic excitation energy transfer from Ce(3+) to chlorin e6 takes place both directly (with the 0...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445462/cell-diversity-and-network-dynamics-in-photosensitive-human-brain-organoids
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Giorgia Quadrato, Tuan Nguyen, Evan Z Macosko, John L Sherwood, Sung Min Yang, Daniel R Berger, Natalie Maria, Jorg Scholvin, Melissa Goldman, Justin P Kinney, Edward S Boyden, Jeff W Lichtman, Ziv M Williams, Steven A McCarroll, Paola Arlotta
In vitro models of the developing brain such as three-dimensional brain organoids offer an unprecedented opportunity to study aspects of human brain development and disease. However, the cells generated within organoids and the extent to which they recapitulate the regional complexity, cellular diversity and circuit functionality of the brain remain undefined. Here we analyse gene expression in over 80,000 individual cells isolated from 31 human brain organoids. We find that organoids can generate a broad diversity of cells, which are related to endogenous classes, including cells from the cerebral cortex and the retina...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445409/quantification-of-a-novel-photosensitizer-of-chlorin-e6-c15-monomethyl-ester-in-beagle-dog-plasma-using-hplc-application-to-pharmacokinetic-studies
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Xiuxiu Li, Jun Wen, Jingjing Jiang, Xin Zhao, Tingting Zhou, Guorong Fan
Chlorin e6-C15-monomethyl ester (CMME) is a novel photosensitizer, which is synthetized from the degradation products of silkworm excrement. Preclinical studies on the promising photosensitizer CMME are necessary to determine its therapeutic efficacy and druglikeness. A high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection (HPLC-UV) method was established for the determination of CMME in beagle dog plasma. The sample preparation involved a protein-precipitation method with acetonitrile after the addition of tanshinone IIA as an internal standard (IS)...
April 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444786/targeted-photodynamic-therapy-with-a-folate-sensitizer-assembly-produced-from-mesoporous-silica
#7
Salvatore Sortino, Chunfang Zhou, Damien Afonso, Sabrina Valetti, Adam Feiler, Venera Cardile, Adriana Graziano, Sabrina Conoci
A mesoporous silica material prepared by using folic acid (FA) as a template enables the effective encapsulation of meso-tetrakis(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin (TCPP) in its interior. Combination of steady-state and time-resolved absorption and emission spectroscopy demonstrate that FA and TCPP are released from the silica material to aqueous phase in the form of a non-covalent assembly. This assembly does not form by simple mixing of the two components in the absence of silica, suggesting the key role of the material in the assembling process...
April 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443915/photochemical-studies-on-bis-sulfide-and-sulfone-tethered-polyenic-derivatives
#8
Simon Guélen, Max Blazejak, Lise-Marie Chamoreau, Arnaud Huguet, Sylvie Derenne, François Volatron, Virginie Mouriès-Mansuy, Louis Fensterbank
This study focusses on the [2 + 2]-photocycloaddition of a symmetric polyenic system tethered by an aryl bis-sulfide or sulfone platform. Using direct irradiation or photosensitization, no expected ladderane product was isolated. In most cases, only tricyclic products including a single cyclobutane moiety were formed. Irradiation of bis-acrylic precursors in water with encapsulation by a host (cyclodextrin or cucurbituril) provided a stereoselective access to valuable cyclobutyl adducts.
April 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443665/octakis-2-pyridyl-porphyrazine-and-its-neutral-metal-derivatives-uv-visible-spectral-electrochemical-and-photoactivity-studies
#9
Fabiola Sciscione, Lei Cong, Maria Pia Donzello, Elisa Viola, Claudio Ercolani, Karl M Kadish
Tetrapyrrolic porphyrazine macrocycles with externally appended 2-pyridyl rings were synthesized and characterized as to their spectroscopic, electrochemical, and photophysical properties. The investigated compounds are represented as [Py8PzH2], the unmetalated octakis(2-pyridyl)porphyrazine, and the metal complexes [Py8PzM], where M is Mg(II)(H2O), Cu(II), Zn(II), or Co(II). The spectroscopic properties and the electrochemical behavior of these compounds were examined in solution of polar (pyridine, dimethyl sulfoxide, and dimethylformamide) and nondonor solvents (CHCl3, CH2Cl2), and the data were compared with those obtained from earlier studies on the related tetrapyrazinoporphyrazines, [Py8TPyzPzM], and the tetraquinoxalinoporphyrazines, [Py8QxPzM], also bearing externally 2-pyridyl rings, and characterized by a more extended central π-conjugated macrocyclic framework...
April 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442903/magnetic-and-ph-dual-responsive-mesoporous-silica-nanocomposites-for-effective-and-low-toxic-photodynamic-therapy
#10
Jieqiong Zhan, Zhiqiang Ma, Dan Wang, Xinfang Li, Xiangui Li, Lijing Le, Anfeng Kang, Pengwei Hu, Lan She, Feng Yang
Nonspecific targeting, large doses and phototoxicity severely hamper the clinical effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT). In this work, superparamagnetic Fe3O4 mesoporous silica nanoparticles grafted by pH-responsive block polymer polyethylene glycol-b-poly(aspartic acid) (PEG-b-PAsp) were fabricated to load the model photosensitizer rose bengal (RB) in the aim of enhancing the efficiency of PDT. Compared to free RB, the nanocomposites (polyethylene glycol-b-polyaspartate-modified rose bengal-loaded magnetic mesoporous silica [RB-MMSNs]) could greatly enhance the cellular uptake due to their effective endocytosis by mouse melanoma B16 cell and exhibited higher induced apoptosis although with little dark toxicity...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442408/plasma-membrane-activatable-polymeric-nanotheranostics-with-self-enhanced-light-triggered-photosensitizer-cell-influx-for-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
#11
Hao-Ran Jia, Yao-Wen Jiang, Ya-Xuan Zhu, Yan-Hong Li, Hong-Yin Wang, Xiaofeng Han, Zhi-Wu Yu, Ning Gu, Peidang Liu, Zhan Chen, Fu-Gen Wu
To address the issue of low cellular uptake of photosensitizers by cancer cells in photodynamic therapy (PDT), we designed a smart plasma membrane-activatable polymeric nanodrug by conjugating the photosensitizer protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) with glycol chitosan (GC). The as-prepared GC-PEG-PpIX can self-assemble into core-shell nanoparticles (NPs) in aqueous solution and the fluorescence of PpIX moieties in the inner core is highly quenched due to strong π-π stacking. Interestingly, when encountering plasma membranes, the GC-PEG-PpIX NPs can disassemble and stably attach to plasma membranes due to the membrane affinity of PpIX moieties, which effectively suppresses the self-quenching of PpIX, leading to significantly enhanced fluorescence and singlet oxygen ((1)O2) production upon laser irradiation...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440689/self-assembled-hemoglobin-nanoparticles-for-improved-oral-photosensitizer-delivery-and-oral-photothermal-therapy-in-vivo
#12
Kaikai Wang, Gang Chen, Qi Hu, Yuqian Zhen, Huipeng Li, Jiao Chen, Bin Di, Yiqiao Hu, Minjie Sun, David Oupický
AIM: The aim of the present study was to use hemoglobin (Hb) nanoparticles (NPs) to improve oral bioavailability of a near-infrared dye IR780 for in vivo antitumor application in photothermal therapy. METHODS: One-step acid-denaturing method was used to encapsulate IR780 into self-assembled Hb NPs (IR780@Hb NPs). Pharmacokinetics, biodistribution and antitumor effect were studied in vivo. RESULTS: The Hb NPs showed high stability in enzymatic and acidic conditions similar to the gastric environment, and enhanced absorption of IR780 into the blood...
April 25, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438509/effect-of-photodynamic-therapy-based-on-indocyanine-green-on-expression-of-apoptosis-related-genes-in-human-gingival-fibroblast-cells
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Samira Gharesi, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Nasim Chiniforush, Reza Raoofian, Mehrdad Hashemi, Sima Shahabi, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Periodontal diseases refer to inflammation of the gingiva, induction of apoptosis in human gingival fibroblast cells, destruction of the surrounding tissues, and early bone loss resulting in infections due to the pathogenic activity of the microorganisms and the host immune inflammatory responses. Recent investigations have suggested that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) can be an adjunct treatment therapy for periodontal infections. AIM: To prove the lack of side effects of PDT on periodontal tissues, we investigated the expression of BAX and BCL-2 genes that are involved in apoptosis after the PDT on human gingival fibroblast (HGF) cells...
April 21, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437977/polymer-optical-fiber-bragg-grating-inscription-with-a-single-uv-laser-pulse
#14
A Pospori, C A F Marques, O Bang, D J Webb, P André
We experimentally demonstrate the first polymer optical fiber Bragg grating inscribed with only one krypton fluoride laser pulse. The device has been recorded in a single-mode poly(methyl methacrylate) optical fiber, with a core doped with benzyl dimethyl ketal for photosensitivity enhancement. One laser pulse with a duration of 15 ns, which provide energy density of 974 mJ/cm<sup>2</sup>, is adequate to introduce a refractive index change of 0.74×10<sup>-4</sup> in the fiber core. After the exposure, the reflectivity of the grating increases for a few minutes following a second order exponential saturation...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437627/tumor-acidity-activatable-tat-targeted-nanomedicine-for-enlarged-fluorescence-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-photodynamic-therapy
#15
Meng Gao, Feng Fan, Dongdong Li, Yue Yu, Kuirong Mao, Tianmeng Sun, Haisheng Qian, Wei Tao, Xianzhu Yang
Nanoparticles simultaneously integrated the photosensitizers and diagnostic agents represent an emerging approach for imaging-guided photodynamic therapy (PDT). However, the diagnostic sensitivity and therapeutic efficacy of nanoparticles as well as the heterogeneity of tumors pose tremendous challenges for clinical imaging-guided PDT treatment. Herein, a polymeric nanoparticle with tumor acidity (pHe)-activatable TAT targeting ligand that encapsulates the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and chelates contrast agent Gd(3+) is successfully developed for fluorescence/magnetic resonance (MR) dual-model imaging-guided precision PDT...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437192/phototoxicity-of-vascular-endothelial-cells-caused-by-contact-with-talaporfin-sodium-for-15-120-min-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#16
Risa Hamada, Emiyu Ogawa, Tsunenori Arai
OBJECTIVE: To reveal the mechanism of vascular patency in the myocardium after photosensitization immediately after talaporfin sodium (TS) injection in a canine model, we investigated acute injury to vascular endothelial cells (VECs) in vitro and in vivo. BACKGROUND DATA: There are many reports of vascular shutdown within the target region in photodynamic therapy with TS. Vascular patency within healthy canine myocardium in which a photosensitization reaction starts immediately after injection of TS has been reported...
February 22, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437090/improved-photodynamic-therapy-efficacy-of-protoporphyrin-ix-loaded-polymeric-micelles-using-erlotinib-pretreatment
#17
Lesan Yan, Joann Miller, Min Yuan, Jessica F Liu, Theresa M Busch, Andrew Tsourkas, Zhiliang Cheng
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has attracted widespread attention in recent years as a non-invasive and highly selective approach for cancer treatment. We have previously reported a significant increase in the 90-day complete response rate when tumor-bearing mice are treated with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor erlotinib prior to PDT with the photosensitizer benzoporphyrin-derivative monoacid ring A (BPD-MA) compared to treatment with PDT alone. To further explore this strategy for anticancer therapy and clinical practice, we tested whether pre-treatment with erlotinib also exhibited a synergistic therapeutic effect with a nanocarrier containing the clinically relevant photosensitizer protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)...
April 24, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436654/crystal-phase-transitions-and-photocatalysis-in-supramolecular-scaffolds
#18
Roman V Kazantsev, Adam J Dannenhoffer, Adam S Weingarten, Brian T Phelan, Boris Harutyunyan, Taner Aytun, Ashwin Narayanan, Daniel J Fairfield, Job Boekhoven, Hiroaki Sai, Andrew Senesi, Pascual I O'Dogherty, Liam C Palmer, Michael J Bedzyk, Michael R Wasielewski, Samuel I Stupp
The energy landscape of a supramolecular material can include different molecular packing configurations that differ in stability and function. We report here on a thermally driven crystalline order transition in the landscape of supramolecular nanostructures formed by charged chromophore amphiphiles in salt-containing aqueous solutions. An irreversible transition was observed from a metastable to a stable crystal phase within the nanostructures. In the stable crystalline phase, the molecules end up organized in a short scroll morphology at high ionic strengths and as long helical ribbons at lower salt content...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436496/effect-of-anthraquinone-2-6-disulfonate-on-the-photolysis-of-2-4-4-tribromophenylphenyl-ether
#19
Wei Yuan, Guining Lu, Yingying Xie, Kaibo Huang, Rui Wang, Hua Yin, Zhi Dang
In this study, we have investigated the photolysis of 2,4,4'-tribromophenylphenyl ether (BDE-28) in Triton X-100 (TX-100) solutions, and discussed the effect of anthraquinone-2,6-disulfonate (AQDS) on the photolysis of BDE-28. The effect of TX-100 on the photolysis of BDE-28 was mainly related to the concentration of TX-100. The fastest photolysis of BDE-28 was at 500 mg L(-1) of the TX-100 solution, and the corresponding photolysis rate constant was 0.12 min(-1). The direct photolysis rate of BDE-28 decreased from 0...
April 24, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435466/design-of-tumor-acidity-responsive-sheddable-nanoparticles-for-fluorescence-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-photodynamic-therapy
#20
Feng Fan, Yue Yu, Fei Zhong, Meng Gao, Tianmeng Sun, Jiaxin Liu, Huimao Zhang, Haisheng Qian, Wei Tao, Xianzhu Yang
Imaging-guided cancer therapy, which integrates diagnostic and therapeutic functionalities into a single system, holds great promise to enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and improve the efficacy of therapy. Specifically, for photodynamic therapy (PDT), it is highly desirable to precisely focus laser light onto the tumor areas to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are cytotoxic tumor cells and avoid light-associated side effects. Herein, a distinct three-layer nanostructured particle with tumor acidity-responsiveness (S-NP) that encapsulates the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and chelates Gd(3+) is successfully developed for fluorescence/magnetic resonance (MR) dual-model imaging-guided precision PDT...
2017: Theranostics
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