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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723206/evaluating-dye-labeled-dna-dendrimers-for-potential-applications-in-molecular-biosensing
#1
Carl W Brown, Susan Buckhout-White, Sebastián A Díaz, Joseph S Melinger, Mario G Ancona, Ellen R Goldman, Igor L Medintz
DNA nanostructures provide a reliable and predictable scaffold for precisely positioning fluorescent dyes to form energy transfer cascades. Furthermore, these structures and their attendant dye networks can be dynamically manipulated by biochemical inputs, with the changes reflected in the spectral response. However, the complexity of DNA structures that have undergone such types of manipulation for direct biosensing applications is quite limited. Here, we investigate four different modification strategies to effect such dynamic manipulations using a DNA dendrimer scaffold as a testbed, and with applications to biosensing in mind...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610486/resveratrol-loaded-glycyrrhizic-acid-conjugated-human-serum-albumin-nanoparticles-wrapping-resveratrol-nanoparticles-preparation-characterization-and-targeting-effect-on-liver-tumors
#2
Mingfang Wu, Bolin Lian, Yiping Deng, Ziqi Feng, Chen Zhong, Weiwei Wu, Yannian Huang, Lingling Wang, Chang Zu, Xiuhua Zhao
In this study, glycyrrhizic acid-conjugated human serum albumin nanoparticles wrapping resveratrol nanoparticles were prepared to establish a tumor targeting nano-sized drug delivery system. Glycyrrhizic acid was coupled to human serum albumin, and resveratrol was encapsulated in glycyrrhizic acid-conjugated human serum albumin by high-pressure homogenization emulsification. The average particle size of sample nanoparticles prepared under the optimal conditions was 108.1 ± 5.3 nm with a polydispersity index (PDI) of 0...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608939/multivalent-siderophore-dotam-conjugates-as-theranostics-for-imaging-and-treatment-of-bacterial-infections
#3
Kevin Ferreira, Hai-Yu Hu, Verena Fetz, Hans Prochnow, Bushra Rais, Peter P Müller, Mark Brönstrup
There is a strong need to better diagnose infections at deep body sites through noninvasive molecular imaging methods. Herein, we describe the synthesis and characterization of probes based on siderophore conjugates with catechol moieties and a central DOTAM scaffold. The probes can accommodate a metal ion as well as an antibiotic moiety and are therefore suited for theranostic purposes. The translocation of the conjugates across the outer and inner cell membranes of E. coli was confirmed by growth recovery experiments with enterobactin-deficient strains, by the antibacterial activity of ampicillin conjugates, and by confocal imaging using a fluorogen-activating protein-malachite green system adapted to E...
June 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592123/sorafenib-inhibits-growth-of-hepatoma-with-hypoxia-and-hypoxia-driven-angiogenesis-in-nude-mice
#4
F Li, F Wang, J Wu
The study aimed to investigate the effects of sorafenib on growth of hepatoma with hypoxia and angiogenesis. Green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing SMMC-7721 hepatoma cells were established via transfection with a lentiviral vector carrying GFP. GFP-labelled cells were treated with CoCl2 for 24 h with or without pretreatment of sorafenib for 30 min, and then injected subcutaneously into nude mice to induce hepatoma xenografts. This study used 16 BALB/c nude mice, which were divided into 4 groups: control group (GFP-labelled cells), CoCl2 group (GFP-labelled cells treated with CoCl2), CoCl2 plus sorafenib group (GFP-labelled cells pretreated with sorafenib and then treated with CoCl2) and CoCl2 plus sorafenib (cell+i...
June 8, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589972/the-influence-of-tumor-induced-immune-dysfunction-on-the-immune-cell-distribution-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-vivo
#5
Chenxi Wu, Hongmei Chen, Xuan Wu, Xiuxiu Cong, Li Wang, Yucai Wang, Yongguang Yang, Wei Li, Tianmeng Sun
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been extensively explored as a drug carrier and have been widely used to provide advanced biomedical research tools in diagnostic imaging and therapy for cancer. Although the mononuclear phagocyte system and immune system are known to play the main roles in the clearance of AuNPs during the circulation, the particle distribution within the immune cells under the condition of immune dysfunction caused by tumor growth has not been thoroughly studied. Here, the cellular distribution of Cy5 labeled AuNPs with diameters of 5, 30 and 50 nm is characterized within the immune populations of the blood, spleen and bone marrow from tumor free and tumor bearing mice using flow cytometry...
June 7, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582716/combination-of-active-targeting-enzyme-triggered-release-and-fluorescent-dye-into-gold-nanoclusters-for-endomicroscopy-guided-photothermal-photodynamic-therapy-to-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#6
Hui Li, Ping Wang, Yunxiang Deng, Meiying Zeng, Yan Tang, Wei-Hong Zhu, Yingsheng Cheng
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most devastating malignancies in patients, and there is an urgent need for an effective treatment method. Herein, we report a novel gold nanocluster-based platform for confocal laser endomicroscopy-guided photothermal therapy (PTT)/photodynamic therapy (PDT) for PDAC, which consists of four components: the PTT-carrier gold nanocluster, an active targeting ligand U11 peptide, a Cathepsin E (CTSE)-sensitive PDT therapy prodrug, and a CTSE-sensitive imaging agent (cyanine dye Cy5...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582715/in%C3%A2-vivo-stem-cell-tracking-with-imageable-nanoparticles-that-bind-bioorthogonal-chemical-receptors-on-the-stem-cell-surface
#7
Sangmin Lee, Hwa In Yoon, Jin Hee Na, Sangmin Jeon, Seungho Lim, Heebeom Koo, Sang-Soo Han, Sun-Woong Kang, Soon-Jung Park, Sung-Hwan Moon, Jae Hyung Park, Yong Woo Cho, Byung-Soo Kim, Sang Kyoon Kim, Taekwan Lee, Dongkyu Kim, Seulki Lee, Martin G Pomper, Ick Chan Kwon, Kwangmeyung Kim
It is urgently necessary to develop reliable non-invasive stem cell imaging technology for tracking the in vivo fate of transplanted stem cells in living subjects. Herein, we developed a simple and well controlled stem cell imaging method through a combination of metabolic glycoengineering and bioorthogonal copper-free click chemistry. Firstly, the exogenous chemical receptors containing azide (-N3) groups were generated on the surfaces of stem cells through metabolic glycoengineering using metabolic precursor, tetra-acetylated N-azidoacetyl-d-mannosamine(Ac4ManNAz)...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546913/genetic-assembly-of-double-layered-fluorescent-protein-nanoparticles-for-cancer-targeting-and-imaging
#8
Seong-Eun Kim, Sung Duk Jo, Koo Chul Kwon, You-Yeon Won, Jeewon Lee
Hepatitis B virus capsid (HBVC), a self-assembled protein nanoparticle comprised of 180 or 240 subunit proteins, is used as a cage for genetic encapsulation of fluorescent proteins (FPs). The self-quenching of FPs is controlled by varying the spacing between FPs within the capsid structure. Double-layered FP nanoparticle possessing cancer cell-targeting capabilities is also produced by additionally attaching FPs and cancer cell receptor-binding peptides (affibodies) to the outer surface of the capsid. The generically modified HBVC with double layers of mCardinal FPs and affibodies (mC-DL-HBVC) exhibit a high fluorescence intensity and a strong photostability, and is efficiently internalized by cancer cells and significantly stable against intracellular degradation...
May 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524656/multifunctional-and-redox-responsive-self-assembled-magnetic-nanovectors-for-protein-delivery-and-dual-modal-imaging
#9
Hong Yu Yang, Moon-Sun Jang, Yi Li, Jung Hee Lee, Doo Sung Lee
Nanoparticle (NP) based model carriers present an emerging strategy for protein delivery. However, constructing a multifunctional nanocarrier with high loading capacity, diagnostic imaging capacity, and controlled release capability is a tremendous challenge for protein delivery systems. Thus, we herein report on the fabrication of redox-responsive magnetic nanovectors (termed RMNs) through self- assembly of Fe3O4 NPs and redox-responsive polymer ligands, which could effectively transport protein and trigger intracellular protein release...
June 7, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513559/detecting-and-discriminating-shigella-sonnei-using-an-aptamer-based-fluorescent-biosensor-platform
#10
Myeong-Sub Song, Simranjeet Singh Sekhon, Woo-Ri Shin, Hyung Cheol Kim, Jiho Min, Ji-Young Ahn, Yang-Hoon Kim
In this paper, a Whole-Bacteria SELEX (WB-SELEX) strategy was adopted to isolate specific aptamers against Shigella sonnei. Real-time PCR amplification and post-SELEX experiment revealed that the selected aptmers possessed a high binding affinity and specificity for S. sonnei. Of the 21 aptamers tested, the C(t) values of the SS-3 and SS-4 aptamers (Ct = 13.89 and Ct = 12.23, respectively) had the lowest value compared to other aptamer candidates. The SS-3 and SS-4 aptamers also displayed a binding affinity (KD) of 39...
May 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503066/essential-oil-mediated-glycerosomes-increase-transdermal-paeoniflorin-delivery-optimization-characterization-and-evaluation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#11
Kai Zhang, Yongtai Zhang, Zhe Li, Nana Li, Nianping Feng
In this study, a novel glycerosome carrier containing essential oils was prepared for topical administration of paeoniflorin (PF) to enhance its transdermal drug delivery and improve drug absorption in the synovium. The formulation of glycerosomes was optimized by a uniform design, and the final vehicle was composed of 5% (w/v) phospholipid, 0.6% (w/v) cholesterol, and 10% (v/v) glycerol, with 2% (v/v) Speranskia tuberculata essential oil (STO) as the transdermal enhancer. The in vitro transdermal flux of PF loaded in the STO-glycerosomes was 1...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480924/a-comparative-study-of-plasmonic-enhanced-single-molecule-fluorescence-induced-by-gold-nanoantennas-and-its-application-for-illuminating-telomerase
#12
Caixia Niu, Manshu Peng, Ying You, Ruihua Wang, Yijing Jia, Tianxin Xie, Jinyu Wang, Na Na, Jin Ouyang
A comparative study of plasmonic-enhanced single-molecule fluorescence (PESMF) induced by four gold nanoantennas is reported. The gold triangular nanoplate (Au TNP) is the optimal PESMF substrate for Cy5.5 owing to its sharpest point and strongest electric fields. The Au TNP is chosen for the preparation of a telomerase sensor.
May 8, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442407/light-magnetic-hyperthermia-triggered-drug-released-from-multi-functional-thermo-sensitive-magnetoliposomes-for-precise-cancer-synergetic-theranostics
#13
Yuxin Guo, Yang Zhang, Jinyuan Ma, Qi Li, Yang Li, Xinyi Zhou, Dan Zhao, Hua Song, Qing Chen, Xuan Zhu
Precise delivery of antineoplastic drugs to specific tumor region has drawn much attention in recent years. Herein, a light/magnetic hyperthermia triggered drug delivery with multiple functionality is designed based on methotrexate (MTX) modified thermo-sensitive magnetoliposomes (MTX-MagTSLs). In this system, MTX and oleic acid modified magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) can be applied in biological and magnetic targeting. Meanwhile, lipophilic fluorescent dye Cy5.5 and MNPs are encapsulated into the bilayer of liposomes, which can not only achieve dual-imaging effect to verify the MTX-MagTSLs accumulation in tumor region, but also provide an appropriate laser irradiation region to release Doxorubicin (Dox) under alternating magnetic field (AMF)...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411450/activatable-near-infrared-dye-conjugated-hyaluronic-acid-based-nanoparticles-as-a-targeted-theranostic-agent-for-enhanced-fluorescence-ct-photoacoustic-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
#14
Xiaolong Liang, Lei Fang, Xiaoda Li, Xu Zhang, Fan Wang
Targeted theranostic nano-system integrating functions of both diagnosis and therapy shows great potential for improving diagnosis and therapeutic efficacy. Herein, multifunctional nanoparticle based on activatable hyaluronic acid (HA) conjugating two near-infrared (NIR) dyes of Cy5.5 and IR825 was successfully designed and fabricated, and simultaneously used as a carrier for encapsulating perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB). In this system, PFOB showed good capability to absorb the X-rays, Cy5.5 on the outer surface acted as a fluorescent dye activatable by hyaluronidases (Hyals) in the tumor, and IR825 in the core as a photothermal agent...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385630/targetability-of-hyaluronic-acid-nanogel-to-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#15
S S Pedrosa, P Pereira, A Correia, F M Gama
We have, in previous work developed, characterized and evaluated the biocompatibility of an engineered hyaluronic acid nanogel. Here we assess the targetability of a hyaluronic acid nanogel towards CD44 overexpressing cells, in vitro and in vivo. Results obtained by flow cytometry and confocal fluorescence microscopy shows that nanogel is greatly internalized by non-small cancer lung cells (A549 cells), that overexpress CD44 receptors. The biodistribution and tumor targetability of the nanogel labelled with a near-infrared (NIR) probe were performed, in mice, through a non-invasive imaging system...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366468/selective-localization-of-a-novel-dendrimer-nanoparticle-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#16
J Trent Magruder, Todd C Crawford, Yi-An Lin, Fan Zhang, Joshua C Grimm, Rangaramanujam M Kannan, Sujatha Kannan, Christopher M Sciortino
BACKGROUND: Dendrimer nanoparticle therapies represent promising new approaches to drug delivery, particularly in diseases associated with inflammatory injury. However, their application has not been fully explored in models of acute myocardial ischemia (MI) and reperfusion injury. METHODS: White male New Zealand rabbits underwent left thoracotomy with 30-minute temporary left anterior descending artery occlusion and MI confirmed by electrocardiography and histology (MI rabbits, n = 9), or left thoracotomy and pericardial opening for 30 minutes but no left anterior descending artery occlusion (control [C] rabbits, n = 9) rabbits...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359811/delivery-of-doxorubicin-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-into-u87-human-glioblastoma-cells
#17
Yulia Malinovskaya, Pavel Melnikov, Vladimir Baklaushev, Anna Gabashvili, Nadezhda Osipova, Sergey Mantrov, Yulia Ermolenko, Olga Maksimenko, Marina Gorshkova, Vadim Balabanyan, Jörg Kreuter, Svetlana Gelperina
The paramount problem in the therapy of brain tumors is the inability of most drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier. PLGA nanoparticles overcoated with poloxamer 188 could overcome this problem and enabled a high anti-tumoral effect against the very aggressive intracranial 101.8 glioblastoma in rats that closely resembles human grade IV glioblastomas. The basis for the transport of these particles across the blood-brain barrier appears to be adsorption of blood apolipoproteins (ApoE or ApoA-I) on the nanoparticle surface caused by the poloxamer 188-coating, followed by receptor-mediated transcytosis of the nanoparticles...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352174/octanoyl-galactose-ester-modified-microemulsion-system-self-assembled-by-coix-seed-components-to-enhance-tumor-targeting-and-hepatoma-therapy
#18
Ding Qu, Mingjian Liu, Mengmeng Huang, Lixiang Wang, Yan Chen, Congyan Liu, Yuping Liu
A nanosized drug delivery platform with a combination of rational components and tumor targeting is significant for enhancement of anticancer therapy and reduction of side effects. In this study, we developed a octanoyl galactose ester-modified microemulsion system self-assembled by coix seed components (Gal(oct)-C-MEs), which improved the tumor accumulation through asialoglycoprotein receptor-mediated endocytosis and promoted the antitumor efficacy through multicomponent-mediated synergistic effect. Octanoyl galactose ester (Gal(oct)) with a yield of 82...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350351/assembly-of-iron-oxide-nanocubes-for-enhanced-cancer-hyperthermia-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Minjung Cho, Antonio Cervadoro, Maricela R Ramirez, Cinzia Stigliano, Audrius Brazdeikis, Vicki L Colvin, Pierluigi Civera, Jaehong Key, Paolo Decuzzi
Multiple formulations of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have been proposed for enhancing contrast in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and for increasing efficacy in thermal ablation therapies. However, insufficient accumulation at the disease site and low magnetic performance hamper the clinical application of IONPs. Here, 20 nm iron oxide nanocubes were assembled into larger nanoconstructs externally stabilized by a serum albumin coating. The resulting assemblies of nanocubes (ANCs) had an average diameter of 100 nm and exhibited transverse relaxivity (r₂ = 678...
March 28, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288894/endogenous-inspired-biomineral-installed-hyaluronan-nanoparticles-as-ph-responsive-carrier-of-methotrexate-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Md Mahmudul Alam, Hwa Seung Han, Shijin Sung, Jin Hee Kang, Keum Hee Sa, Hasan Al Faruque, Jungwan Hong, Eon Jeong Nam, In San Kim, Jae Hyung Park, Young Mo Kang
Methotrexate (MTX), an anchor drug for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), has been suffered from refractoriness and high toxicity limiting effective dosage. To mitigate these challenges, the ability to selectively deliver MTX to arthritis tissue is a much sought-after modality for the treatment of RA. In this study, we prepared mineralized nanoparticles (MP-HANPs), composed of PEGylated hyaluronic acid (P-HA) as the hydrophilic shell, 5β-cholanic acid as the hydrophobic core, and calcium phosphate (CaP) as the pH-responsive mineral...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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