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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725006/diffusive-displacive-deformations-and-local-phase-transformation-govern-the-mechanics-of-layered-crystals-the-case-study-of-tobermorite
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Lei Tao, Rouzbeh Shahsavari
Understanding the deformation mechanisms underlying the mechanical behavior of materials is the key to fundamental and engineering advances in materials' performance. Herein, we focus on crystalline calcium-silicate-hydrates (C-S-H) as a model system with applications in cementitious materials, bone-tissue engineering, drug delivery and refractory materials, and use molecular dynamics simulation to investigate its loading geometry dependent mechanical properties. By comparing various conventional (e.g. shear, compression and tension) and nano-indentation loading geometries, our findings demonstrate that the former loading leads to size-independent mechanical properties while the latter results in size-dependent mechanical properties at the nanometer scales...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722740/spectroscopic-imaging-studies-of-nanoscale-polarity-and-mass-transport-phenomena-in-self-assembled-organic-nanotubes
#2
Hao Xu, Shinobu Nagasaka, Naohiro Kameta, Mitsutoshi Masuda, Takashi Ito, Daniel A Higgins
Synthetic organic nanotubes self-assembled from bolaamphiphile surfactants are now being explored for use as drug delivery vehicles. In this work, several factors important to their implementation in drug delivery are explored. All experiments are performed with the nanotubes immersed in ethanol. First, Nile Red (NR) and a hydroxylated Nile Red derivative (NR-OH) are loaded into the nanotubes and spectroscopic fluorescence imaging methods are used to determine the apparent dielectric constant of their local environment...
July 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721817/improvement-of-thermosensitive-liposome-stability-by-cerasome-forming-lipid-with-si-o-si-network-structure
#3
Qin Su, Ximing Pu, He Bai, Xianchun Chen, Xiaoming Liao, Zhongbing Huang, Guangfu Yin
BACKGROUND: Liposomes have been widely used in the gene transfection and the drug delivery systems due to their excellent biocompatibility and encapsulation ability, especially, the ability to deliver the gene/drug into the cells via the membrane fusion. Thermosensitive liposoems have been proven to be a precise and effective method for cancer treatment in many preclinical studies. But the imperfect crystalline arrangement between grains occurred, resulting in planar defects at the boundaries of membranes, compromising the stability of thermosensitive liposomes...
July 19, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721013/a-novel-local-anesthetic-system-transcriptional-transactivator-peptide-decorated-nanocarriers-for-skin-delivery-of-ropivacaine
#4
Chuanyu Chen, Peijun You
PURPOSE: Barrier properties of the skin and physicochemical properties of drugs are the main factors for the delivery of local anesthetic molecules. The present work evaluates the anesthetic efficacy of drug-loaded nanocarrier (NC) systems for the delivery of local anesthetic drug, ropivacaine (RVC). METHODS: In this study, transcriptional transactivator peptide (TAT)-decorated RVC-loaded NCs (TAT-RVC/NCs) were successfully fabricated. Physicochemical properties of NCs were determined in terms of particle size, zeta potential, drug encapsulation efficiency, drug-loading capacity, stability, and in vitro drug release...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720350/an-overview-of-in-vitro-dissolution-release-methods-for-novel-mucosal-drug-delivery-systems
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REVIEW
Mario Jug, Anita Hafner, Jasmina Lovrić, Maja Lusina Kregar, Ivan Pepić, Željka Vanić, Biserka Cetina-Čižmek, Jelena Filipović-Grčić
In vitro dissolution/release tests are an important tool in the drug product development phase as well as in its quality control and the regulatory approval process. Mucosal drug delivery systems are aimed to provide both local and systemic drug action via mucosal surfaces of the body and exhibit significant differences in formulation design, as well as in their physicochemical and release characteristics. Therefore it is not possible to devise a single test system which would be suitable for release testing of such complex dosage forms...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719857/in-situ-adjuvant-therapy-using-a-responsive-doxorubicin-loaded-fibrous-scaffold-after-tumor-resection
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Ziming Yuan, Wei Wu, Zhongwei Zhang, Zhiyong Sun, Ruoyu Cheng, Guoqin Pan, Xuemin Wang, Wenguo Cui
As tumor microenvironment becoming more and more important in tumor study, the acid pH around or in solid tumors drew lots of attentions. And the progress of drug delivery systems made the responsive-release possible. This time, we fabricated a new-type composite electrospun poly (L-lactide) (PLLA) fibrous scaffolds, that blent with the mesoporous silica particles (MSNs). Further more, we used sodium bicarbonate (SB) as acid sensitive agent which was wrapped inside the MSNs. And doxorubicin (DOX) was also wrapped into MSNs in order to achieve a sustained release to inhibit tumors in mice, which mimicked the remnant breast cancer with surgery...
July 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719378/chemical-stability-of-morphine-ropivacaine-and-ziconotide-in-combination-for-intrathecal-analgesia
#7
Julien Robert, Jérémy Sorrieul, Elsa Rossignol, Hélène Beaussart, Hélène Kieffer, Caroline Folliard, Denis Dupoiron, Catherine Devys
Pain is the most feared symptom amongst individuals living with cancer. In 15% to 20% of patients, conventional analgesic therapy either fails to relieve pain or induces adverse effects. Intrathecal drug delivery systems may present an effective alternative for pain management. The Cancerology Center Paul Papin protocol includes an admixture of morphine, ropivacaine, and ziconotide in intrathecal preparations. These drugs are administered by a fully implantable or an external pump. Syringes or polyolefin infusion bags are prepared for refill just before use...
July 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715967/hyperthermia-enhanced-targeted-drug-delivery-using-magnetic-resonance-guided-focussed-ultrasound-a-pre-clinical-study-in-a-genetic-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Navid Farr, Yak-Nam Wang, Samantha D'Andrea, Frank Starr, Ari Partanen, Kayla M Gravelle, Jeannine S McCune, Linda J Risler, Stella G Whang, Amy Chang, Sunil R Hingorani, Donghoon Lee, Joo Ha Hwang
PURPOSE: The lack of effective treatment options for pancreatic cancer has led to a 5-year survival rate of just 8%. Here, we evaluate the ability to enhance targeted drug delivery using mild hyperthermia in combination with the systemic administration of a low-temperature sensitive liposomal formulation of doxorubicin (LTSL-Dox) using a relevant model for pancreas cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were performed in a genetically engineered mouse model of pancreatic cancer (KPC mice: LSL-Kras(G12D/+); LSL-Trp53(R172H/+); Pdx-1-Cre)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715515/surgical-suture-releasing-macrophage-targeted-drug-loaded-nanoparticles-for-an-enhanced-anti-inflammatory-effect
#9
Hansol Kim, Byung Hwi Kim, Beom Kang Huh, Yeon Chun Yoo, Chan Yeong Heo, Young Bin Choy, Ji-Ho Park
A surgical suture is a medical device to close the wound site of skin and organs but excessive inflammation surrounding the suture can disrupt the wound healing process. Although post-operative prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs is used to manage the inflammation, the need for local drug delivery systems has been rising because of low bioavailability and fast clearance of drugs. In this work, we proposed a new strategy for a local anti-inflammatory device by incorporating macrophage-targeted anti-inflammatory nanoparticles into the suture...
July 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714139/simple-radical-polymerization-of-poly-alginate-graft-n-isopropylacrylamide-injectable-thermoresponsive-hydrogel-with-the-potential-for-localized-and-sustained-delivery-of-stem-cells-and-bioactive-molecules
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Sreekanth Pentlavalli, Philip Chambers, Binulal N Sathy, Michelle O'Doherty, Marine Chalanqui, Daniel J Kelly, Tammy Haut-Donahue, Helen O McCarthy, Nicholas J Dunne
In this study, thermoresponsive copolymers that are fully injectable, biocompatible, and biodegradable and are synthesized via graft copolymerization of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) onto alginate using a free-radical reaction are presented. This new synthesis method does not involve multisteps or associated toxicity issues, and has the potential to reduce scale-up difficulties. Chemical and physical analyses verify the resultant graft copolymer structure. The lower critical solution temperature, which is a characteristic of sol-gel transition, is observed at 32 °C...
July 17, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710006/drug-eluting-embolic-microspheres-for-local-drug-delivery-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Katrin Fuchs, R Duran, Alban Denys, Pierre E Bize, Gerrit Borchard, Olivier Jordan
Embolic microspheres or beads used in transarterial chemoembolization are an established treatment method for hepatocellular carcinoma patients. The occlusion of the tumor-feeding vessels by intra-arterial injection of the beads results in tumor necrosis and shrinkage. In this short review, we describe the utility of using these beads as devices for local drug delivery. We review the latest advances in the development of non-biodegradable and biodegradable drug-eluting beads for transarterial chemoembolization...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708385/chloroquine-modified-hydroxyethyl-starch-as-a-polymeric-drug-for-cancer-therapy
#12
Richard Sleightholm, Bin Yang, Fei Yu, Ying Xie, David Oupický
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is a clinically used polysaccharide colloidal plasma volume expander. The goal of this study was to synthesize HES modified with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a novel polymeric drug with the ability to inhibit the invasive character of pancreatic cancer (PC) cells. HES was conjugated with HCQ using a simple carbonyldiimidazole coupling to prepare Chloroquine-modified HES (CQ-HES). CQ-HES with various degrees of HCQ substitution were synthesized and characterized. Atomic force microscopy was used to demonstrate a pH-dependent assembly of CQ-HES into well-defined nanoparticles...
July 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703333/bone-tissue-response-following-local-drug-delivery-of-bisphosphonate-through-titanium-oxide-nanotube-implants-in-a-rabbit-model
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David H Kwon, Sang J Lee, Ulf M E Wikesjö, Petra Hammarström Johansson, Carina B Johansson, Young-Taeg Sul
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether surface chemistry controlled TiO2 nanotube structures may serve as a local drug delivery system for zoledronic acid improving implant bone support. METHODS: Twenty-four screw-shaped Ti implants with surface chemistry controlled TiO2 nanotube structures were prepared and divided into a zoledronic acid-formatted test and a native control group. The implants were inserted into contralateral femoral condyles in 12 New Zealand White rabbits...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701038/micellear-gold-nanoparticle-as-delivery-vehicle-for-dual-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-zd6474-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-treatment
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Siddik Sarkar, Suraj Konar, Nagaprasad Puvvada, Shashi Rajput, Bn Prashanth Kumar, Raj R Rao, Amita Pathak, Paul B Fisher, Mahitosh Mandal
Therapeutic index of poorly water soluble drugs are often hampered due to poor pharmokinetics, reduced blood retention and lack of effective drug concentrations in the tumor region. In order to overcome these issues, drugs are often delivered using delivery vehicles to provide an enhanced therapeutic index. Gold nanoparticles synthesized in micellar networks of amphiphilic block copolymer (AuNM) provide an efficient nanocarrier for tissue- and site-specific drug delivery owing to their low cytotoxicity and immunogenicity...
July 12, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700237/rgd-modified-albumin-nanoconjugates-for-targeted-delivery-of-a-porphyrin-photosensitizer
#15
Fang Li, Yan Zhao, Chengqiong Mao, Yi Kong, Xin Ming
Advances in photodynamic therapy of cancer have been restrained by lack of cancer specificity and side effects to normal tissues. Molecularly targeted photodynamic therapy can achieve higher cancer specificity by combination of active cancer targeting and localized laser activation. We aimed to use albumin as a carrier to prepare targeted nanoconjugates that are selective to cancer cells and smaller than conventional nanoparticles for superior tumor penetration. IRDye® 700DX (IR700), a porphyrin photosensitizer, was covalently conjugated to human serum albumin that was also linked with tumor-targeting RGD peptides...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699509/combination-of-multifunctional-nanoparticles-and-interventional-techniques-makes-each-other-going-further-in-the-field-of-cancer-treatment
#16
Haibo Shao, Tengchuang Ma, Duo Hong, Wenhan Xu, Shuai Li, Ronald S Arellano, Ke Xu
Nano-oncology and interventional oncology are both rapidly emerging fields in loco-regional cancer therapies. Synergistic combination of both fields offers drastic improvement in performance and efficacy of cancer killings. Interventional techniques such selective arterial catheterization, irreversible electroporation (IRE) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) had dramatically enhance the cancer targetability and anticancer efficacy of nanoparticles (NPs). Furthermore, there is synergistic effect by using different interventional techniques together on NPs assisted cancer treatment...
July 10, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698566/evaluation-of-osteogenesis-and-angiogenesis-of-icariin-in-local-controlled-release-and-systemic-delivery-for-calvarial-defect-in-ovariectomized-rats
#17
Yuqiong Wu, LingYan Cao, Lunguo Xia, Qianju Wu, Jie Wang, Xiao Wang, Lianyi Xu, Yuning Zhou, Yuanjin Xu, Xinquan Jiang
Typically, bone regenerative medicine is applied to repair bone defects in patients with osteoporosis. Meanwhile, there is an urgent need to develop safe and cheap drugs that induce bone formation. Icariin, which is reported to promote the osteogenesis of stem cells in vitro, is the main active component of Herba Epimedii. However, whether icariin could repair bone defects caused by osteoporosis remains unknown. In this study, an osteoporosis model in rats was established by an ovariectomy first, and then, the osteogenic and angiogenic differentiation of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) treated with icariin was evaluated...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697437/novel-ex-vivo-protocol-using-porcine-vagina-to-assess-drug-permeation-from-mucoadhesive-and-colloidal-pharmaceutical-systems
#18
Maíra N Pereira, Thaiene A Reis, Breno N Matos, Marcílio Cunha-Filho, Taís Gratieri, Guilherme M Gelfuso
Local treatment of vaginal diseases presents advantages over systemic treatments and the interaction of the drug delivery systems with the biological tissue is a key factor for a successful vaginal topical therapy. Conventional protocols for permeation studies have high variability and fail in distinguishing drug penetration from mucoadhesive or colloidal drug delivery systems from conventional formulations, as tissue interaction is normally under estimated. The protocol presented in this paper is a simplified ex vivo vertical model, in which formulations are placed in hung porcine vaginas with the objective of mimicking a condition closer to the biological circumstance, specifically considering the possible leak from the vaginal canal in the vertical position...
July 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696100/thermosensitive-liposomal-co-delivery-of-hsa-paclitaxel-and-hsa-ellagic-acid-complexes-for-enhanced-drug-perfusion-and-efficacy-against-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Yan Wei, Yuxi Wang, Dengning Xia, Shiyan Guo, Feng Wang, Xinxin Zhang, Yong Gan
Fibrotic stroma and tumor-promoting pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), critical characters in the pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) microenvironment, promote a tumor-facilitating environment that simultaneously prevents drug penetration into tumor foci and stimulates tumor growth. Nab-PTX, a human serum albumin (HSA) nanoparticle of paclitaxel (PTX), indicates enhanced matrix penetration in PDA probably due to its small size in vivo and high affinity of HSA with secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), overexpressed in the PDA stroma...
July 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696008/sustainable-therapies-by-engineered-bacteria
#20
Beatriz Álvarez, Luis Ángel Fernández
The controlled in situ delivery of biologics (e.g. enzymes, cytokines, antibodies) by engineered bacteria of our microbiome will allow the sustainable production of these complex and expensive drugs locally in the human body, overcoming many of the technical and economical barriers currently associated with the global use of these potent medicines. We provide examples showing how engineered bacteria can be effective treatments against multiple pathologies, including autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, metabolic disorders, diabetes, obesity, infectious diseases and cancer, hence contributing to achieve the Global Sustainable Goal 3: ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
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