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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923144/folic-acid-grafted-bovine-serum-albumin-decorated-graphene-oxide-an-efficient-drug-carrier-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
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Naxin Ma, Jing Liu, Wenxiu He, Zhonghao Li, Yuxia Luan, Yunmei Song, Sanjay Garg
Targeting drug carrier systems based on graphene oxide (GO) are of great interest, since it can selectively deliver anticancer drugs to tumor cells, and enhance therapeutic activities with minimized side effects. However, direct grafting target molecules on GO usually results in aggregation of physiological fluid, limiting its biomedical applications. Here, we propose a new strategy to construct targeting GO drug carrier using folic acid grafted bovine serum albumin (FA-BSA) as both the stabilizer and targeting agent...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922693/a-novel-pdgf-receptor-inhibitor-eluting-stent-attenuates-in-stent-neointima-formation-in-a-rabbit-carotid-model
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Chen Huang, Haijun Mei, Min Zhou, Xiaobing Zheng
A novel drug-eluting stent (DES) is required to target vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) without harming endothelial cells (ECs). Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is critical for the proliferation and migration of SMCs. Sunitinib [a PDGF receptor (PDGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor]‑eluting stents may therefore inhibit neointimal formation. The aim of the present study was to examine the stent‑based delivery of sunitinib in a rabbit carotid model; in addition, the effects of sunitinib were evaluated in vitro...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922590/neutrophils-are-essential-in-short-hairpin-rna-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-mediated-antitumor-efficiency
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Kuan-Ting Liu, Yao-Hua Liu, Hsin-Liang Liu, Inn-Wen Chong, Meng-Chi Yen, Po-Lin Kuo
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a rate limiting enzyme in tryptophan-degrading pathways and IDO activity results in immune suppression. Targeting IDO is a strategy of cancer immunotherapies. Our previous studies demonstrate that delivery of short hairpin against IDO (IDO shRNA) suppresses tumor growth and increases neutrophils infiltration into tumor. Neutrophils reveal antitumorigenic "N1" or protumorigenic "N2" phenotype in tumor microenvironment. However, the function of IDO shRNA-induced neutrophils is not clear...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922138/mitomycin-c-treated-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-safe-delivery-system-of-gold-nanorods-for-targeted-photothermal-therapy-of-gastric-cancer
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Meng Yang, Yanlei Liu, Wenxiu Hou, Xiao Zhi, Chunlei Zhang, Xinquan Jiang, Fei Pan, Yuming Yang, Jian Ni, Daxiang Cui
Human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) possess an intrinsic tumor tropism ability. However, iPS cells are impeded in clinical applications of tumor therapy due to the formation of teratomas and their survival in normal organs such as the liver, lungs, spleen and kidneys. Mitomycin C (MMC) can overcome this limitation by suppressing iPS proliferation. Herein, we fabricated a safe delivery system of iPS cells treated with MMC loading with gold nanorods (AuNRs) for the targeted photothermal treatment of gastric cancer...
December 6, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922002/targeting-the-notch-regulated-non-coding-rna-tug1-for-glioma-treatment
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Keisuke Katsushima, Atsushi Natsume, Fumiharu Ohka, Keiko Shinjo, Akira Hatanaka, Norihisa Ichimura, Shinya Sato, Satoru Takahashi, Hiroshi Kimura, Yasushi Totoki, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Mitsuru Naito, Hyun Jin Kim, Kanjiro Miyata, Kazunori Kataoka, Yutaka Kondo
Targeting self-renewal is an important goal in cancer therapy and recent studies have focused on Notch signalling in the maintenance of stemness of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Understanding cancer-specific Notch regulation would improve specificity of targeting this pathway. In this study, we find that Notch1 activation in GSCs specifically induces expression of the lncRNA, TUG1. TUG1 coordinately promotes self-renewal by sponging miR-145 in the cytoplasm and recruiting polycomb to repress differentiation genes by locus-specific methylation of histone H3K27 via YY1-binding activity in the nucleus...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921280/ph-responsive-triblock-copolymeric-micelles-decorated-with-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-provide-efficient-doxorubicin-delivery
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Khen Eng Ng, Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Haliza Katas, Muhammad Wahab Amjad, Adeel Masood Butt, Prashant Kesharwani, Arun K Iyer
This study developed novel triblock pH-responsive polymeric micelles (PMs) using cholic acid-polyethyleneimine-poly-L-arginine (CA-PEI-pArg) copolymers. PEI provided pH sensitivity, while the hydrophilic cell-penetrating pArg peptide promoted cellular PM internalization. The copolymers self-assembled into PMs in aqueous solution at above the critical micelle concentration (2.98 × 10(-7) M) and encapsulated doxorubicin in the core region, with a 34.2% (w/w) entrapment efficiency. PMs showed pH-dependent swelling, increasing in size by almost sevenfold from pH 7...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921110/multifunctional-pei-entrapped-gold-nanoparticles-enable-efficient-delivery-of-therapeutic-sirna-into-glioblastoma-cells
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Lingdan Kong, Jieru Qiu, Wenjie Sun, Jia Yang, Mingwu Shen, Lu Wang, Xiangyang Shi
RNA interference (RNAi) has been considered as a promising strategy for effective treatment of cancer. However, the easy degradation of small interfering RNA (siRNA) limits its extensive applications in gene therapy. For safe and effective delivery of siRNA, a novel vector system possessing excellent biocompatibility, highly efficient transfection efficiency and specific targeting properties has to be considered. In this study, we report the use of polyethyleneimine (PEI)-entrapped gold nanoparticles (Au PENPs) modified with an arginine-glycine-aspartic (Arg-Gly-Asp, RGD) peptide via a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) spacer as a vector for Bcl-2 (B-cell lymphoma-2) siRNA delivery to glioblastoma cells...
December 6, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920668/getting-mirna-therapeutics-into-the-target-cells-for-neurodegenerative-diseases-a-mini-review
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Ming Ming Wen
miRNAs play important roles in modulating gene expression in varying cellular processes and disease pathogenesis, including neurodegenerative diseases. Several miRNAs are expressed in the brain, control brain development and are identified as important biomarkers in the pathogenesis of motor-and neuro-cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer's (AD), Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. These remarkable miRNAs could be used as diagnostic markers and therapeutic targeting potential for many stressful and untreatable progressive neurodegenerative diseases...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920533/effect-of-inserted-spacer-in-hepatic-cell-penetrating-multifunctional-peptide-component-on-the-dna-intracellular-delivery-of-quaternary-complexes-based-on-modular-design
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Luchen Zhang, Zhenbo Li, Fangli Sun, Yuhong Xu, Zixiu Du
A safe and efficient quaternary gene delivery system (named Q-complexes) was constructed based on self-assembly of molecules through noncovalent bonds. This system was formulated through the cooperation and competing interactions of cationic liposomes, multifunctional peptides, and DNA, followed by coating hyaluronic acid on the surface of the ternary complexes. The multifunctional peptide was composed of two functional domains: penetrating hepatic tumor-targeted cell moiety (KRPTMRFRYTWNPMK) and a wrapping gene sequence (polyarginine 16)...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920531/in-vitro-evaluation-of-folic-acid-conjugated-redox-responsive-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-cisplatin
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Merlis P Alvarez-Berríos, Juan L Vivero-Escoto
The use of cisplatin(IV) prodrugs for the delivery of cisplatin have gained significant attention, because of their low toxicity and reactivity. Recent studies have shown that targeted cisplatin(IV)-prodrug nanoparticle-based delivery systems can improve the internalization of the cisplatin(IV) prodrug. We hypothesized that folic acid-conjugated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) containing cisplatin(IV) prodrug could target cancer cells that overexpress the folate receptor and deliver the active cisplatin drug upon intracellular reduction...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920520/ligand-based-targeted-therapy-a-novel-strategy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Min Li, Weiyue Zhang, Birong Wang, Yang Gao, Zifang Song, Qi Chang Zheng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver cancer with high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Chemotherapy is recommended to patients with intermediate or advanced stage cancer. However, the conventional chemotherapy yields low desired response rates due to multidrug resistance, fast clearance rate, nonspecific delivery, severe side effects, low drug concentration in cancer cells, and so on. Nanoparticle-mediated targeted drug delivery system can surmount the aforementioned obstacles through enhanced permeability and retention effect and active targeting as a novel approach of therapeutics for HCC in recent years...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920249/evaluating-the-impact-of-continuous-quality-improvement-methods-at-hospitals-in-tanzania-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Yusuke Kamiya, Hisahiro Ishijma, Akiko Hagiwara, Shizu Takahashi, Henook A M Ngonyani, Eleuter Samky
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of implementing continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods on patient's experiences and satisfaction in Tanzania. DESIGN: Cluster-randomized trial, which randomly allocated district-level hospitals into treatment group and control group, was conducted. SETTING: Sixteen district-level hospitals in Kilimanjaro and Manyara regions of Tanzania. PARTICIPANTS: Outpatient exit surveys targeting totally 3292 individuals, 1688 in the treatment and 1604 in the control group, from 3 time-points between September 2011 and September 2012...
December 4, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919626/targeted-delivery-of-glucocorticoids-to-macrophages-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-using-inorganic-organic-hybrid-nanoparticles
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Elena Montes-Cobos, Sarah Ring, Henrike J Fischer, Joachim Heck, Judith Strauß, Markus Schwaninger, Sybille D Reichardt, Claus Feldmann, Fred Lühder, Holger M Reichardt
Glucocorticoids (GC) are widely used to treat acute relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, but their application is accompanied by side effects due to their broad spectrum of action. Here, we report on the therapeutic option to apply GC via inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticles (IOH-NP) with the composition [ZrO](2+)[(BMP)0.9(FMN)0.1](2-) (designated BMP-NP with BMP: betamethasone phosphate; FMN: flavinmononucleotide). We found that these BMP-NP have an increased cell type-specificity compared to free GC while retaining full therapeutic efficacy in a mouse model of MS...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919433/sodc-modulates-ras-and-pkb-signaling-in-dictyostelium
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Boris Castillo, Seon-Hee Kim, Mujataba Sharief, Tong Sun, Lou W Kim
We have previously reported that the basal RasG activity is aberrantly high in cells lacking Superoxide dismutase C (SodC). Here we report that other Ras proteins such as RasC and RasD activities are not affected in sodC(-) cells and mutagenesis studies showed that the presence of the Cys(118) in the Ras proteins is essential for the superoxide-mediated activation of Ras proteins in Dictyostelium. In addition to the loss of SodC, lack of extracellular magnesium ions increased the level of intracellular superoxide and active RasG proteins...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919267/targeted-drug-delivery-of-near-ir-fluorescent-doxorubicin-conjugated-poly-ethylene-glycol-bisphosphonate-nanoparticles-for-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-primary-and-metastatic-bone-cancer-in-a-mouse-model
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S Rudnick-Glick, E Corem-Salkmon, I Grinberg, S Margel
BACKGROUND: Most primary and metastatic bone tumors demonstrate increased osteoclast activity and bone resorption. Current treatment is based on a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Severe side effects are associated with chemotherapy due to use of high dosage and nonspecific uptake. Bisphosphonates have a strong affinity to Ca(2+) ions and are widely used in the treatment of bone disorders. RESULTS: We have engineered a unique biodegradable bisphosphonate nanoparticle (NPs) bearing two functional surface groups: (1) primary amine groups for covalent attachment of a dye/drug (e...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919238/an-equity-analysis-of-utilization-of-health-services-in-afghanistan-using-a-national-household-survey
#16
Christine Kim, Khwaja Mir Ahad Saeed, Ahmad Shah Salehi, Wu Zeng
BACKGROUND: Afghanistan has made great strides in the coverage of health services across the country but coverage of key indicators remains low nationally and whether the poorest households are accessing these services is not well understood. METHODS: We analyzed the Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010 on utilization of inpatient and outpatient care, institutional delivery and antenatal care by wealth quintiles. Concentration indexes (CIs) were generated to measure the inequality of using the four services...
December 5, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919217/drug-delivery-nanoparticles-in-treating-chemoresistant-tumor-cells
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Giuseppina Barrera, Martina Daga, Benedetta Ferrara, Chiara Dianzani, Stefania Pizzimenti, Monica Argenziano, Roberta Cavalli, Francesco Trotta
Intrinsic or acquired chemoresistance represents the main obstacle to the successful treatment of cancer patients. Several mechanisms are involved in multidrug resistance: decreased uptake of hydrophilic drugs, increase of energy dependent efflux, alteration of the redox state, alteration of apoptotic pathways, and modification of the tumor microenvironment. In recent years, several types of nanoparticles have been developed to overcome these obstacles and improve the accumulation and release of drugs at the pathological site...
December 5, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919215/current-strategies-in-modification-of-plga-based-gene-delivery-system
#18
Mohammad Ramezani, Mahboubeh Ebrahimian, Maryam Hashemi
The successful gene therapy has been limited by safe and efficient delivery of nucleic acid to the target cells. Poly (d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) are able to deliver drugs and gene efficiently. This formulation has several advantages in comparison with other formulations including improvement of solubility, stability, controlling of degradation and release of the entrapped agents. For application of PLGA as gene carrier, there exist many challenges. PLGA nanoparticles could protect the encapsulated DNA from in vivo degradation but the DNA release is slowl and their negative charge acts as a barrier to DNA incorporation and delivery...
December 5, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919213/characteristics-and-performance-of-flurbiprofen-8-75-mg-spray-for-sore-throat
#19
David Veale, Adrian Shephard, Verity Adams, Charlotte Lidster
BACKGROUND: Sore throat sprays provide targeted relief by delivering the active ingredient directly to the site of pain. Although there are several throat sprays available, they vary with respect to the spray characteristics, thus affecting delivery of the active ingredient to the throat as well as more functional attributes of the product, which have the potential to impact compliance. OBJECTIVE: The characteristics and performance of flurbiprofen 8.75 mg sore throat spray were compared with 12 other sprays...
December 5, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919212/investigating-drug-repositioning-approach-to-design-novel-prodrugs-for-colon-specific-release-of-fexofenadine-for-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Suneela S Dhaneshwar, Priyanka Singh
BACKGROUND: Recent immunologic data implicates involvement of mucosal immune cells of the intestine like eosinophils and mast cells to be functionally involved in the pathogenesis of UC. Mast cell activation is followed by increased secretion and elevated tissue concentration of histamine. Inhibition of mucosal histamine release in colon may be an effective therapeutic approach to treat UC. Some studies report that intestinal inflammation associated with acute and chronic colitis has been ameliorated by fexofenadine in mice...
December 5, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
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