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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910975/heterogeneous-pegylation-of-diamond-nanoparticles
#1
Amanda S Barnard
Coating the surfaces of inorganic nanoparticles with polyethylene glycol (PEG) is an important step in the development of many nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems. The efficiency with which drug molecules can be loaded on to nanoparticle surfaces is contingent on the concentration, distribution and stability of the PEG coating. In this study the distribution and relative stability of PEG on diamond nanoparticles is predicted, for clean and passivated surface structures, in 3D. This is an ideal exemplar, since PEGylated diamond nanoparticles are already being trialed as carriers for doxorubicin (DOX)...
December 2, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910741/topotecan-liposomes-a-visit-from-a-molecular-to-a-therapeutic-platform
#2
Shivani Saraf, Ankit Jain, Pooja Hurkat, Sanjay Kumar Jain
Topotecan (TPT), a potent anticancer camptothecin analog, is well described for the treatment of ovarian cancer, but has also anticancer activity against small-cell and non-small-cell lung cancer, breast cancer, and acute leukemia. Various nanocarriers, including liposomes, have been exploited for targeted delivery of TPT. However, there are a number of challenges with TPT delivery using TPT liposomes (TLs), such as low encapsulation efficiency, physiological pH labile E ring (hydrolysis), accelerated blood clearance, multidrug resistance, and cancer metastases...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909711/effect-of-partial-pegylation-on-particle-uptake-by-macrophages
#3
Lucero Sanchez, Yi Yi, Yan Yu
Controlling the internalization of synthetic particles by immune cells remains a grand challenge for developing successful drug carrier systems. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is frequently used as a protective coating on particles to evade immune clearance, but it also hinders the interactions of particles with their intended target cells. In this study, we investigate a spatial decoupling strategy, in which PEGs are coated on only one hemisphere of particles, so that the other hemisphere is available for functionalization of cell-targeting ligands without the hindrance effect from the PEGs...
December 2, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906753/noninvasive-markers-of-liver-fibrosis-on-treatment-changes-of-serum-markers-predict-the-outcome-of-antifibrotic-therapy
#4
Sudeep Tanwar, Paul M Trembling, Brian J Hogan, Ankur Srivastava, Julie Parkes, Scott Harris, Paul Grant, Eleni Nastouli, Mathias Ocker, Klaus Wehr, Christoph Herold, Daniel Neureiter, Detlef Schuppan, William M Rosenberg
AIM: The utility of noninvasive serum markers to longitudinally monitor liver fibrosis is not established. METHODS: A total of 70 patients with chronic hepatitis C who had previously failed antiviral therapy were randomized to receive pegylated interferon with or without silymarin for 24 months. Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF) tests (hyularonic acid, terminal peptide of procollagen III, tissue inhibitor of matrix metaloproteinase-1) were performed on patient sera obtained before, during and at the end of the study (0, 12, 24 months) and liver histology obtained before and at the end of the study...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905669/secondary-prophylaxis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-comparison-of-direct-acting-antivirals-with-pegylated-interferon-and-untreated-cohort
#5
R Vukotic, R Di Donato, F Conti, A Scuteri, C Serra, P Andreone
During the past two decades, several studies showed reduced rates of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis after interferon-based antiviral therapies respect to untreated controls, even without reaching viral clearance. The recent development of new all-oral regimens with direct-acting antivirals has radically improved the therapeutic management of hepatitis C. Nevertheless, paradoxical, or at least unexpected, high rates of both occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after a treatment with direct-acting antivirals, have been reported in the recent literature...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905173/hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-genotype-1-s-little-brother
#6
REVIEW
J Llaneras, M Riveiro-Barciela, M Buti, R Esteban
Treatment for hepatitis C virus genotype 4 infection has undergone a major advance over the past 5 years with the emergence of direct-acting antiviral agents. Previously, genotype 4 treatment had been limited to the combination of pegylated interferon and ribavirin, with low rates of sustained virological response. The combinations of new direct-acting agents have resulted in a radical improvement in hepatitis C therapy. Much of the currently available efficacy and safety information in the treatment of genotype 4 has been extrapolated through the results of genotype 1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904617/the-interferon-lambda-4-rs368234815-predicts-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-alpha-and-ribavirin-in-hemophilic-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#7
Maryam Keshvari, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Bita Behnava, Ali Pouryasin, Heidar Sharafi
BACKGROUND: A dinucleotide variant rs368234815 in interferon lambda 4 (IFNL4) gene was recently found to be associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment response. This study aimed to assess the impact of IFNL4 rs368234815 polymorphism on treatment response to pegylated-IFN alpha (Peg-IFN-α) and ribavirin (RBV) in hemophilic patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 92 hemophilic patients with CHC who were treated with Peg-IFN-α/RBV were investigated...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898525/characterization-of-hcv-ns3-protease-variants-in-hcv-hiv-coinfected-patients-by-ultra-deep-sequence-analysis-relationship-to-hepatic-fibrosis
#8
Enass A Abdel-Hameed, Susan D Rouster, Xiang Zhang, Jing Chen, Mario Medvedovic, Zachary D Goodman, Kenneth E Sherman
BACKGROUND: Treatment of HCV/HIV coinfection is now largely based upon utilization of direct acting agents. Pre-treatment viral resistant-associated variants (RAVs) and host liver condition may affect the sustained virological response. In this study, we explored relative prevalence of protease resistance-associated mutations, the evolution of those RAVs following 12 weeks of pegylated interferon alfa exposure, and the role hepatic fibrosis might have on RAV display. METHODS: Thirty nonresponder HCV/ HIV coinfected subjects were evaluated pre- and post- 12 weeks of pegIFN treatment...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896886/two-in-one-%C3%AE-orthogonal-photochemistry-on-a-radical-photoinitiating-system
#9
Silvana Hurrle, Andrea Lauer, Hartmut Gliemann, Hatice Mutlu, Christof Wöll, Anja S Goldmann, Christopher Barner-Kowollik
An alkyne functional radical photoinitiator, 2-(4-(2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanoyl)phenoxy)ethyl hex-5-ynoate, and evidence that both reactive moieties - the alkyne and the photoinitiator terminus - can be independently addressed with light of disparate wavelength (λ-orthogonality) are introduced. The alkyne functionality is subjected to a visible light (420 nm) induced copper-catalyzed Huisgen reaction, which is employed for the selective functionalization of the initiator with a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chain...
November 29, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896588/electrosprayed-myocet-like-liposomes-an-alternative-to-traditional-liposome-production
#10
Michael A Collier, Eric M Bachelder, Kristy M Ainslie
PURPOSE: Although doxorubicin (DXR) has been on the market for many years as an anti-cancer drug, a number of serious dose-limiting toxicities hinder its widespread use. To reduce the known toxicities of soluble DXR, various liposomes have been designed including Doxil, Caelyx, and Myocet. Myocet, a non-PEGylated liposomal formulation containing DXR, was found to reduce the toxicities associated with soluble DXR and has been used in Europe and Canada (but not the US) as a first line therapy...
November 28, 2016: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896573/greater-decline-in-memory-and-global-neurocognitive-function-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-co-infected-than-in-hepatitis-c-mono-infected-patients-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-and-ribavirin
#11
Theodore R Miller, Jeffrey J Weiss, Norbert Bräu, Douglas T Dieterich, Alicia Stivala, Monica Rivera-Mindt
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the treatment of HCV with pegylated interferon and ribavirin (IFN/RBV) have been associated with neurocognitive and psychiatric abnormalities. The goal of this research was to prospectively evaluate neurocognitive functioning among a group of HCV mono-infected and HIV/HCV co-infected patients during the first 24 weeks of IFN/RBV treatment while accounting for practice effects, normal variations in change over time, and variations in IFN/RBV treatment exposure...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895479/cationic-pegylated-liposomes-incorporating-an-antimicrobial-peptide-tilapia-hepcidin-2-3-an-adjuvant-of-epirubicin-to-overcome-multidrug-resistance-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#12
Vivian Juang, Hsin-Pin Lee, Anya Maan-Yuh Lin, Yu-Li Lo
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been recently evaluated as a new generation of adjuvants in cancer chemotherapy. In this study, we designed PEGylated liposomes encapsulating epirubicin as an antineoplastic agent and tilapia hepcidin 2-3, an AMP, as a multidrug resistance (MDR) transporter suppressor and an apoptosis/autophagy modulator in human cervical cancer HeLa cells. Cotreatment of HeLa cells with PEGylated liposomal formulation of epirubicin and hepcidin 2-3 significantly increased the cytotoxicity of epirubicin...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895405/impact-of-il28b-and-oas-gene-family-polymorphisms-on-interferon-treatment-response-in-caucasian-children-chronically-infected-with-hepatitis-b-virus
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Krzysztof Domagalski, Małgorzata Pawłowska, Agnieszka Zaleśna, Małgorzata Pilarczyk, Paweł Rajewski, Waldemar Halota, Andrzej Tretyn
AIM: To investigate the impact of IL28B and OAS gene polymorphisms on interferon treatment responses in children with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS: We enrolled 52 children (between the ages of 4 and 18) with hepatitis B e antigen-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB), who were treated with pegylated interferon alfa for 48 wk. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the OAS1 (rs1131476), OAS2 (rs1293747), OAS3 (rs2072136), OASL (rs10849829) and IL28B (rs12979860, rs12980275 and rs8099917) genes were studied to examine their associations with responses to IFN treatment in paediatric patients...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895394/concise-review-interferon-free-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cirrhosis-and-liver-graft-infection
#14
REVIEW
Nina Weiler, Stefan Zeuzem, Martin-Walter Welker
Chronic hepatitis C is a major reason for development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and a leading cause for liver transplantation. The development of direct-acting antiviral agents lead to (pegylated) interferon-alfa free antiviral therapy regimens with a remarkable increase in sustained virologic response (SVR) rates and opened therapeutic options for patients with advanced cirrhosis and liver graft recipients. This concise review gives an overview about most current prospective trials and cohort analyses for treatment of patients with liver cirrhosis and liver graft recipients...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895137/successful-response-to-pegylated-interferon-alpha-in-a-recurrent-paraganglioma
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Thibault Bahougne, Alessio Imperiale, Gerlinde Averous, Gerard Chabrier, Nelly Burnichon, Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo, Nassim Dali-Youcef, Rossella Libé, Eric Baudin, Catherine Roy, Herve Lang, Laurence Kessler
INTRODUCTION: Early and accurate identification of recurrences in patients with aggressive paraganglioma (PGL) poses significant challenges. Moreover, the most appropriate therapeutic strategy for recurrent PGL remains to be established. RESULTS: We report the case of 52-year-old man with a history of recurrent, sporadic, left retroperitoneal PGL that relapsed twice (at eight and nine years after the first surgical intervention). At the time of the second recurrence, 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) demonstrated a pathologically increased tracer uptake in multiple nodular lesions (10-15 mm in size) located close to the remnant of the left renal pedicle and in the left lombar paravertebral region...
November 28, 2016: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894196/development-and-characterization-of-folic-acid-conjugated-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-targeted-and-controlled-delivery-of-gemcitabinein-lung-cancer-therapeutics
#16
Fengqiang Wang, Yan Wang, Qingzhu Ma, Yuan Cao, Bo Yu
The present study was designed to investigate the tumor-targeting potential of gemcitabine (GEM)-loaded surface-tailored chitosan (CS)/poly (ethylene glycol) nanoparticles (FA-PEG-GEM-NPs). The nanoparticles encapsulated with GEM were prepared, characterized, and tethered with folic acid. The developed formulations were characterized with respect to particle size/poly-dispersity index, shape, and zeta potential analysis. The in vitro study shows the sustained drug-release kinetics during 48 h. The present result shows remarkable cytotoxicity rendered by GEM when delivered through FA-PEG-GEM-NPs formulation...
November 29, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891721/extended-half-life-pegylated-full-length-recombinant-factor-viii-for-prophylaxis-in-children-with-severe-haemophilia-a
#17
E S Mullins, O Stasyshyn, M T Alvarez-Román, D Osman, R Liesner, W Engl, M Sharkhawy, B E Abbuehl
INTRODUCTION: Primary factor VIII (FVIII) prophylaxis is the optimal treatment in children with severe haemophilia A. They are expected to benefit from extended half-life (T1/2 ) FVIII coverage by reduced infusion frequency while maintaining haemostatic efficacy. AIMS: To determine immunogenicity, pharmacokinetics (PK), efficacy, safety and quality of life of prophylaxis with a polyethylene glycol (peg)-ylated FVIII (BAX 855) based on full-length recombinant FVIII (ADVATE) in paediatric previously treated patients (PTPs) with severe haemophilia A...
November 27, 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890573/pegylated-oleic-acid-a-promising-amphiphilic-polymer-for-nano-antibiotic-delivery
#18
Calvin A Omolo, Rahul S Kalhapure, Mahantesh Jadhav, Sanjeev Rambharose, Chunderika Mocktar, Valence M K Ndesendo, Thirumala Govender
Vancomycin (VM), a last resort to control methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections, is on the verge of becoming ineffective. Novel nano delivery systems of VM have the potential to combat MRSA. The search for novel materials for nanoantibiotic development is therefore an active research area. In this study, oleic acid (OA) was coupled with monomethoxy polyethylene glycol (mPEG) to obtain a novel bio-safe amphiphilic polymer, mPEG-OA. The critical micelle concentration of mPEG-OA, was found to be 4...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890467/use-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-pegylated-carboxyhemoglobin-bovine-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-with-life-threatening-anemia-following-postpartum-hemorrhage
#19
K Thenuwara, J Thomas, M Ibsen, U Ituk, K Choi, E Nickel, M J Goodheart
We present a case of a Jehovah's Witness patient who refused blood products, with the exception of albumin and clotting factors, and underwent cesarean section under spinal anesthesia complicated by postpartum hemorrhage. She was fluid resuscitated and treated with multiple uterotonics and internal iliac artery embolization. Because of agitation she required emergency tracheal intubation. Her hemoglobin concentration dropped from a preoperative value of 12mg/dL to 3mg/dL on postoperative day one. She was acidotic, requiring vasopressors for hemodynamic stability and remained ventilated and sedated...
October 24, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889646/mirvetuximab-soravtansine-imgn853-a-folate-receptor-alpha-targeting-antibody-drug-conjugate-potentiates-the-activity-of-standard-of-care-therapeutics-in-ovarian-cancer-models
#20
Jose F Ponte, Olga Ab, Leanne Lanieri, Jenny Lee, Jennifer Coccia, Laura M Bartle, Marian Themeles, Yinghui Zhou, Jan Pinkas, Rodrigo Ruiz-Soto
Elevated folate receptor alpha (FRα) expression is characteristic of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), thus establishing this receptor as a candidate target for the development of novel therapeutics to treat this disease. Mirvetuximab soravtansine (IMGN853) is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) that targets FRα for tumor-directed delivery of the maytansinoid DM4, a potent agent that induces mitotic arrest by suppressing microtubule dynamics. Here, combinations of IMGN853 with approved therapeutics were evaluated in preclinical models of EOC...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
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