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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829785/dendrimer-doxorubicin-conjugates-exhibit-improved-anticancer-activity-and-reduce-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-a-murine-hepatocellular-carcinoma-model
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Sibu P Kuruvilla, Gopinath Tiruchinapally, A Colleen Crouch, Mohamed E H ElSayed, Joan M Greve
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths every year globally. The most common form of treatment, hepatic arterial infusion (HAI), involves the direct injection of doxorubicin (DOX) into the hepatic artery. It is plagued with limited therapeutic efficacy and the occurrence of severe toxicities (e.g. cardiotoxicity). We aim to improve the therapeutic index of DOX delivered via HAI by loading the drug onto generation 5 (G5) poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers targeted to hepatic cancer cells via N-acetylgalactosamine (NAcGal) ligands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828863/rerouting-native-hdl-to-predetermined-receptors-for-improved-tumor-targeted-gene-silencing-therapy
#2
Yang Ding, Yue Han, Ruoning Wang, Yazhe Wang, Cheng Chi, Ziqiang Zhao, Huaqing Zhang, Wei Wang, Lifang Yin, Jianping Zhou
High density lipoprotein (HDL) is an outstanding biocompatible nanovector for tumor-targeted delivery of multi-model drugs in cancer therapy. However, this seemingly promising delivery platform demonstrates an adverse accumulation in liver and adrenal due to the primary expression of natural target scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI), which overexpressed in malignant cells as well. Therefore, we endowed native HDLs with rerouting capacity, i.e. enabling HDLs to get away from natural receptors (SR-BI) to selectively alternate tumor-rich receptors...
August 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827121/a-scid-mouse-human-lung-xenograft-model-of-varicella-zoster-virus-infection
#3
Wei Wang, Dequan Pan, Wenkun Fu, Linli Cai, Jianghui Ye, Jian Liu, Che Liu, Xiumin Huang, Yanzhen Lin, Ningshao Xia, Tong Cheng, Hua Zhu
Varicella pneumonia is one of the most serious, potentially life-threatening complications of primary varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection in adults and immunocompromised individuals. However, studies on the lung pathogenesis of VZV infection as well as development and testing of antivirals have long been hindered by limited access to clinical samples and a lack of suitable animal models. In this study, we report for the first time the use of human lung xenografts in SCID mice for investigating VZV infection...
August 18, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826879/on-chip-preparation-of-streptokinase-entrapped-in-chitosan-nanoparticles-used-for-potentially-thrombolytic-therapy
#4
Mohammad Shamsi, Payam Zahedi
The objective of this work was to prepare the streptokinase (SK) entrapped in chitosan nanoparticles (CS NPs) using bulk mixing (BM) and microfluidic (MF) techniques. The physicochemical properties of the samples were characterized by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) analysis for optimizing CS and SK solutions concentrations as well as pH values. The obtained results showed that CS NPs fabricated using MF chip have the most uniform morphology, spherical shape and average diameter of 67±13 nm along with a narrow polydispersity...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826292/radiobiological-issues-in-proton-therapy
#5
Radhe Mohan, Christopher R Peeler, Fada Guan, Lawrence Bronk, Wenhua Cao, David R Grosshans
The relative biological effectiveness (RBE) for particle therapy is a complex function of particle type, radiation dose, linear energy transfer (LET), cell type, endpoint, etc. In the clinical practice of proton therapy, the RBE is assumed to have a fixed value of 1.1. This assumption, along with the effects of physical uncertainties, may mean that the biologically effective dose distributions received by the patient may be significantly different from what is seen on treatment plans. This may contribute to unforeseen toxicities and/or failure to control the disease...
August 22, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822291/highly-absorbing-multispectral-near-infrared-polymer-nanoparticles-from-one-conjugated-backbone-for-photoacoustic-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy
#6
Haobin Chen, Jian Zhang, Kaiwen Chang, Xiaoju Men, Xiaofeng Fang, Libo Zhou, Dongliang Li, Duyang Gao, Shengyan Yin, Xuanjun Zhang, Zhen Yuan, Changfeng Wu
Semiconducting polymers with specific absorption are useful in various applications, including organic optoelectronics, optical imaging, and nanomedicine. However, the optical absorption of a semiconducting polymer with a determined structure is hardly tunable when compared with that of inorganic semiconductors. In this work, we show that the optical absorption of polymer nanoparticles from one conjugated backbone can be effectively tuned through judicious design of the particle morphology and the persistence length of polymers...
August 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815049/multi-target-chimaeric-vlp-as-a-therapeutic-vaccine-in-a-model-of-colorectal-cancer
#7
Braeden Donaldson, Farah Al-Barwani, Simon J Pelham, Katie Young, Vernon K Ward, Sarah L Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is responsible for almost 700,000 deaths annually worldwide. Therapeutic vaccination is a promising alternative to conventional treatment for colorectal cancer, using vaccines to induce targeted immune responses against tumour-associated antigens. In this study, we have developed chimaeric virus-like particles (VLP), a form of non-infectious non-replicative subunit vaccine consisting of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) VP60 capsid proteins containing recombinantly inserted epitopes from murine topoisomerase IIα and survivin...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814794/increased-body-exposure-to-new-anti-trypanosomal-through-nanoencapsulation
#8
Renata Tupinambá Branquinho, Gwenaelle Pound-Lana, Matheus Marques Milagre, Dênia Antunes Saúde-Guimarães, José Mário Carneiro Vilela, Margareth Spangler Andrade, Marta de Lana, Vanessa Carla Furtado Mosqueira
Lychnopholide, a lipophilic sesquiterpene lactone, is efficacious in mice at the acute and chronic phases of Chagas disease. Conventional poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) and long-circulating poly(D,L-lactide)-block-polyethylene glycol (PLA-PEG) nanocapsules containing lychnopholide were developed and characterized. Lychnopholide presented high association efficiency (>90%) with the nanocapsules. A new, fast and simple HPLC-UV-based bioanalytical method was developed, validated in mouse plasma and applied to lychnopholide quantification in in vitro release kinetics and pharmacokinetics...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813148/chitosan-coated-cinnamon-oregano-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-to-augment-5-fluorouracil-cytotoxicity-for-colorectal-cancer-extracts-standardization-nanoparticles-optimization-and-cytotoxicity-evaluation
#9
Kamel M Kamel, Islam A Khalil, Mostafa E Rateb, Hosieny Elgendy, Seham Elhawary
This study aimed to coat lipid-based-nanocarriers with chitosan to encapsulate nutraceuticals, minimize opsonization and facilitate passive-targeting. Phase-one was concerned with standardization according to WHO. Qualitative-analysis using LC-HRMS/MS investigated the active-constituents especially reported cytotoxic-agents. Cinnamaldehyde and rosmarinic acid was selected to be quantified using HPLC. Phase-two was aimed to encapsulate both extracts in solid lipid nanoparticles (core) and chitosan (shell) to gain the advantages of both materials properties...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810881/comparison-of-photon-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-and-intensity-modulated-carbon-ion-therapy-for-delivery-of-hypo-fractionated-thoracic-radiotherapy
#10
Alexander Chi, Lien-Chun Lin, Sijin Wen, Haijuan Yan, Wen-Chien Hsi
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to compare the dose distribution generated from photon volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), and intensity modulated carbon ion therapy (IMCIT) in the delivery of hypo-fractionated thoracic radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten selected patients who underwent thoracic particle therapy between 2015 and 2016 were re-planned to receive a relative biological effectiveness (RBE) weighted dose of 60 Gy (i...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809759/independent-dose-verification-system-with-monte-carlo-simulations-using-topas-for-passive-scattering-proton-therapy-at-the-national-cancer-center-in-korea
#11
Wook-Geun Shin, Mauro Testa, Hak Soo Kim, Jong Hwi Jeong, Se Byeong Lee, Yeon-Joo Kim, Chul Hee Min
For the independent validation of treatment plans, we developed a Monte Carlo (MC)-based patient dose calculation system with the tool for particle simulation (TOPAS) to enable routine and automatic dose recalculation for each patient. The proton beam nozzle was modeled with TOPAS to simulate the therapeutic beam, and MC commissioning was performed by comparing percent depth dose with the measurement. The beam set-up based on the prescribed beam range and modulation width was automated by modifying the vendor-specific method...
August 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809745/a-hybrid-active-force-control-of-a-lower-limb-exoskeleton-for-gait-rehabilitation
#12
Zahari Taha, Anwar P P Abdul Majeed, Amar Faiz Zainal Abidin, Mohammed A Hashem Ali, Ismail Mohd Khairuddin, Abdelhakim Deboucha, Mohd Yashim Wong Paul Tze
Owing to the increasing demand for rehabilitation services, robotics have been engaged in addressing the drawbacks of conventional rehabilitation therapy. This paper focuses on the modelling and control of a three-link lower limb exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation that is restricted to the sagittal plane. The exoskeleton that is modelled together with a human lower limb model is subjected to a number of excitations at its joints while performing a joint space trajectory tracking, to investigate the effectiveness of the proposed controller in compensating disturbances...
August 15, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809413/tumor-targeted-nanoprobes-for-enhanced-multimodal-imaging-and-synergistic-photothermal-therapy-core-shell-and-dumbbell-gd-tailored-gold-nanorods
#13
Jinchang Yin, Deqi Chen, Shuangshuang Wu, Chaorui Li, Lizhi Liu, Yuanzhi Shao
Multifunctional nanoprobes, due to their unique nanocomposite structures, have prominent advantages that combine multimodal imaging of a tumor with photothermal therapy. However, they remain a challenge for constructing nanostructures via conventional approaches due to the peculiar environmental sensitivity of each component. Here, we report the design and synthesis of Gd-based nanoparticle-tailored gold nanorods with distinctive core-shell and dumbbell nanoarchitectures (NAs) by a specific synthesis technology...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809092/particle-targeting-in-complex-biological-media
#14
REVIEW
Qiong Dai, Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Julia A Braunger, Mattias Björnmalm, Christina Cortez-Jugo, Frank Caruso
Over the past few decades, nanoengineered particles have gained increasing interest for applications in the biomedical realm, including diagnosis, imaging, and therapy. When functionalized with targeting ligands, these particles have the potential to interact with specific cells and tissues, and accumulate at desired target sites, reducing side effects and improve overall efficacy in applications such as vaccination and drug delivery. However, when targeted particles enter a complex biological environment, the adsorption of biomolecules and the formation of a surface coating (e...
August 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808008/mathematical-model-reveals-role-of-nucleotide-signaling-in-airway-surface-liquid-homeostasis-and-its-dysregulation-in-cystic-fibrosis
#15
Conner I Sandefur, Richard C Boucher, Timothy C Elston
Mucociliary clearance is composed of three components (i.e., mucin secretion, airway surface hydration, and ciliary-activity) which function coordinately to clear inhaled microbes and other foreign particles from airway surfaces. Airway surface hydration is maintained by water fluxes driven predominantly by active chloride and sodium ion transport. The ion channels that mediate electrogenic ion transport are regulated by extracellular purinergic signals that signal through G protein-coupled receptors. These purinoreceptors and the signaling pathways they activate have been identified as possible therapeutic targets for treating lung disease...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806910/multi-target-chimaeric-vlp-as-a-therapeutic-vaccine-in-a-model-of-colorectal-cancer
#16
Braeden Donaldson, Farah Al-Barwani, Simon J Pelham, Katie Young, Vernon K Ward, Sarah L Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is responsible for almost 700,000 deaths annually worldwide. Therapeutic vaccination is a promising alternative to conventional treatment for colorectal cancer, using vaccines to induce targeted immune responses against tumour-associated antigens. In this study, we have developed chimaeric virus-like particles (VLP), a form of non-infectious non-replicative subunit vaccine consisting of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) VP60 capsid proteins containing recombinantly inserted epitopes from murine topoisomerase IIα and survivin...
August 15, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806065/synthesis-characterization-and-selective-delivery-of-darpin-gold-nanoparticle-conjugates-to-cancer-cells
#17
Sergey Deyev, Galina Proshkina, Anastasiya Ryabova, Francesco Tavanti, Maria Cristina Menziani, Gennady Eidelshtein, Gavriel Avishai, Alexander Kotlyar
We demonstrate that the designed ankyrin repeat protein (DARPin)_9-29, which specifically targets human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER 2), binds tightly to gold nanoparticles (GNPs). Binding of the protein strongly increases the colloidal stability of the particles. The results of experimental analysis and molecular dynamics simulations show that approximately 35 DARPin_9-29 molecules are bound to the surface of a 5 nm GNP and that the binding does not involve the receptor-binding domain of the protein...
August 22, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804244/development-of-new-contrast-agents-for-imaging-function-and-metabolism-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Alexandra Carvalho, M Clara Gonçalves, M Luísa Corvo, M Bárbara F Martins
Liposomes are interesting nanosystems with a wide range of medical application. One particular application is their ability to enhance contrast in magnetic resonance images; when properly loaded with magnetic/superparamagnetic nanoparticles, this means to act as contrast agents. The design of liposomes loaded with magnetic particles, magnetoliposomes, presents a large number of possibilities depending on the application from image function to metabolism. More interesting is its double function application as theranostics (diagnostics and therapy)...
2017: Magnetic Resonance Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799250/extracellular-vesicles-nature-s-nanoparticles-for-improving-gene-transfer-with-adeno-associated-virus-vectors
#19
REVIEW
Bence György, Casey A Maguire
Gene therapy, the ability to treat a disease at the level of nucleic acid, has journeyed from science fiction, to hard lessons learned from early clinical trials, to improved technologies with efficacy in patients for several diseases. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are currently a leader for direct in vivo gene therapy. To date, AAV is safe in patients, with clinical benefit in trials to treat blindness, hemophilia, and a lipid disorder, with many more trials underway. Despite this remarkable progress, barriers exist for AAV vectors to be effective gene transfer vehicles in all organ/cell targets, as well as patient subpopulations...
August 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797579/an-acid-seeking-carrier-free-drug-achieves-high-antitumor-activity-via-a-solution-particle-transition
#20
Xiaoying Zhang, Cuifeng Wang, Jiamin Wu, Yajun Liu, Zeping Yang, Ye Zhang, Xiaofeng Sui, Min Li, Min Feng
Drug nanocarriers that have long been expected to revolutionize cancer therapy have yet to achieve the significant clinical success. Therefore, it remains controversial to pursue a complex drug nanocarrier that lacks clinical relevance. Herein, we developed an easily-synthesized anti-tumor drug that actively seeks the acidic tumor microenvironment while ignoring the normal tissue without the aid of additional carriers. This called "carrier-free" drug (CFD) is capable of switching its morphology from the unstructured solution to the spherical structure in response to tumor acidity...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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