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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511143/dna-assisted-upconversion-nanoplatform-for-imaging-guided-synergistic-therapy-and-laser-switchable-drug-detoxification
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Luoyuan Li, Panlong Hao, Peng Wei, Limin Fu, Xicheng Ai, Jianping Zhang, Jing Zhou
The side effects of chemotherapy bring significant physical and psychological suffering to patients. To solve this urgent medical problem, Yb(3+) and Er(3+) co-doped NaLuF4 upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) were constructed for upconversion luminescence (UCL)-labeled diagnosis under 980 nm laser irradiation. The UCNPs were then modified layer by layer with polypyrrole and a special programming DNA segment as photothermal conversion agents and controllable drug carriers, respectively. The nanoplatform was successfully used for imaging-guided synergistic therapy (photothermal therapy and chemotherapy) at a safe power density (300 mW cm(-2)), and DNA-assisted detoxification at lower temperature in cancer cells when the laser off...
May 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501992/personalized-medicine-ethical-aspects
#2
G Terry Sharrer
In our time of genome-based personalized medicine, clinical research and clinical medicine are accelerating at a quick pace. Faster and cheaper DNA sequencing and protein profiling, microfluidic devices for capturing blood biomarkers, nanoparticles for precise drug delivery and enhanced imaging, rapid computational analysis of massive data inputs, and other technological wonders coalesce to create a kind of Moore's Law for medicine. Needs are obvious, knowledge grows, capital becomes available, but these factors are not entirely sufficient to make health more achievable...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484307/understanding-acoustic-cavitation-initiation-by-porous-nanoparticles-toward-nanoscale-agents-for-ultrasound-imaging-and-therapy
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Adem Yildirim, Rajarshi Chattaraj, Nicholas T Blum, Andrew P Goodwin
Ultrasound is widely applied in medical diagnosis and therapy due to its safety, high penetration depth, and low cost. In order to improve the contrast of sonographs and efficiency of the ultrasound therapy, echogenic gas bodies or droplets (with diameters from 200 nm to 10 µm) are often used, which are not very stable in the bloodstream and unable to penetrate into target tissues. Recently, it was demonstrated that nanobubbles stabilized by nanoparticles can nucleate ultrasound responsive microbubbles under reduced acoustic pressures, which is very promising for the development of nanoscale (<100 nm) ultrasound agents...
August 23, 2016: Chemistry of Materials: a Publication of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482615/design-of-poly-mpegma-co-maa-hydrogel-based-mpeg-b-pcl-nanoparticles-for-oral-meloxicam-delivery
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Yongli Shi, Zhaomin Liu, Yaxing Yang, Xiaojie Xu, Yan Li, Tong Li
To enhance the therapeutic effects of meloxicam (MLX), we developed an oral MLX-loaded poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles@hydrogel (MLX-NPs@hydrogel) preparation. The MLX-NPs were fabricated via a solvent evaporation method, and their morphologies were observed by a JEM-1011 transmission electron microscope (TEM). The poly(mPEGMA-co-MAA) hydrogels were synthesized, and studies on their pH sensibilities were carried out in pH1.2, 6.8, and 7.4 buffers. The final MLX-NPs@hydrogel preparation was obtained by immersing the hydrogels in the MLX-NPs suspensions (pH7...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478823/nanoparticles-as-agents-targeting-cholesterol-crystallization-in-atherosclerosis
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Yana Anfinogenova, Maria Shvedova, Sergey V Popov
This article introduces a hypothesis on nanoparticle-mediated modulation of cholesterol crystal behaviour in the atherosclerotic plaques. The role of cholesterol crystals in progression of atherosclerosis is emphasized. Proposed mechanism of spontaneous cholesterol crystal formation in the organism is discussed. Mechanisms and factors associated with the nanoparticle-mediated modulation of cholesterol crystal behaviour are proposed. Authors hypothesize that specially designed nanoparticles may therapeutically modulate cholesterol crystal behaviour in atherosclerosis...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458541/selection-of-potential-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-breast-cancer-treatment-based-on-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-cellular-uptake
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Johanna M Poller, Jan Zaloga, Eveline Schreiber, Harald Unterweger, Christina Janko, Patricia Radon, Dietmar Eberbeck, Lutz Trahms, Christoph Alexiou, Ralf P Friedrich
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are promising tools for the treatment of different diseases. Their magnetic properties enable therapies involving magnetic drug targeting (MDT), hyperthermia or imaging. Depending on the intended treatment, specific characteristics of SPIONs are required. While particles used for imaging should circulate for extended periods of time in the vascular system, SPIONs intended for MDT or hyperthermia should be accumulated in the target area to come into close proximity of, or to be incorporated into, specific tumor cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453956/molecular-imaging-of-activated-platelets-via-antibody-targeted-ultra-small-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-displaying-unique-dual-mri-contrast
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Hang T Ta, Zhen Li, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Gary Cowin, Shaohua Zhang, Jathushan Palasubramaniam, Karen Alt, Xiaowei Wang, Karlheinz Peter, Andrew K Whittaker
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful and indispensable tool in medical research, clinical diagnosis, and patient care due to its high spatial resolution and non-limited penetration depth. The simultaneous use of positive and negative MRI imaging that employs the same contrast agents will significantly improve detection accuracy. Here we report the development of functional multimodal iron oxide nanoparticles for targeted MRI of atherothrombosis using a combination of chemical and biological conjugation techniques...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441473/assembly-of-macrocycle-dye-derivatives-into-particles-for-fluorescence-and-photoacoustic-applications
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Hoang D Lu, Tristan L Lim, Shoshana Javitt, Andrew Heinmiller, Robert K Prud'homme
Optical imaging is a rapidly progressing medical technique that can benefit from the development of new and improved optical imaging agents suitable for use in vivo. However, the molecular rules detailing what optical agents can be processed and encapsulated into in vivo presentable forms are not known. We here present the screening of series of highly hydrophobic porphyrin, phthalocyanine, and naphthalocyanine dye macrocycles through a self-assembling Flash NanoPrecipitation process to form a series of water dispersible dye nanoparticles (NPs)...
May 15, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398219/magnetic-particle-imaging-from-proof-of-principle-to-preclinical-applications
#9
Tobias Knopp, Nadine Gdaniec, Martin Möddel
Tomographic imaging has become a mandatory tool for the diagnosis of a majority of diseases in clinical routine. Since each method has its pros and cons, a variety of methods is regularly used in the clinics to satisfy all application needs. Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a relatively new tomographic imaging technique that images magnetic nanoparticles with high spatio-temporal resolution in a quantitative way and in turn is highly suited for vascular and targeted imaging. MPI has been introduced in 2005 and now enters the preclinical research phase, where medical researcher get access to this new technology and exploit the potential under physiological conditions...
April 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378709/hybrid-system-calibration-for-multidimensional-magnetic-particle-imaging
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A von Gladiss, M Graeser, P Szwargulski, T Knopp, T M Buzug
Magnetic particle imaging visualizes the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic nanoparticles. Because of its key features of excellent sensitivity, high temporal and spatial resolution and biocompatibility of the tracer material it can be used in multiple medical imaging applications. The common reconstruction technique for Lissajous-type trajectories uses a system matrix that has to be previously acquired in a time-consuming calibration scan, leading to long downtimes of the scanning device. In this work, the system matrix is determined by a hybrid approach...
April 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356028/the-application-of-nanomaterials-in-stem-cell-therapy-for-some-neurological-diseases
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Guilong Zhang, Ahsan Ali Khan, Hao Wu, Lukui Chen, Yuchun Gu, Ning Gu
Stem cell therapy provides great promising therapeutic benefits for various neurological disorders. Cell transplantation has emerged as cell replacement application for nerve damage. Recently, nanomaterials obtain wide development in various industrial and medical fields, and nanoparticles have been applied to neuro-medical field for tracking and treating nervous system diseases. Combining stem cell with nanotechnology has raised more and more attentions; and it has demonstrated that it has huge effects on clinical diagnosis and therapeutics in multiple central nervous system diseases, meanwhile, improving prognosis...
March 28, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324908/-magnetic-sentinel-lymph-node-detection-in-prostate-cancer-after-intraprostatic-injection-of-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#12
Alexander Winter, Svenja Engels, Tobias Kowald, Tina Susanne Paulo, Holger Gerullis, Ajay Chavan, Friedhelm Wawroschek
In prostate cancer, reliable information about the lymph node status is of great importance for accurate staging and the optimal planning of treatment. Despite recent advances in imaging, the histological detection of metastases, or pelvic lymphadenectomy (PLND), continues to be the most reliable method for lymph node staging in clinically localised prostate cancer, especially as this procedure enables the detection of small or micrometastases. Radioisotope-guided sentinel PLND (sPLND) demonstrates high sensitivity in the detection of lymph node metastases as well as low morbidity in prostate cancer because of the targeted removal of a relatively small number of lymph nodes...
April 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294043/polysaccharide-based-materials-associated-with-or-coordinated-to-gold-nanoparticles-synthesis-and-medical-application
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Débora P Facchi, Joziel A da Cruz, Elton G Bonafé, Antonio G B Pereira, André R Fajardo, Sandro A S Venter, Johny P Monteiro, Edvani C Muniz, Alessandro F Martins
BACKGROUND: Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have enormous potential for application in imaging, diagnosis, and therapies in the medical field. AuNPs are renowned for their localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) properties, large surface area, and biocompatibility with body fluids. Further, AuNPs have featured prominently in new methodologies for cancer treatments, like photothermal and imaging therapies. Although AuNPs present enormous potential for application in the medical field, their instability under physiological conditions prevents further uses...
March 9, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289416/specific-and-efficient-uptake-of-surfactant-free-poly-lactic-acid-nanovaccine-vehicles-by-mucosal-dendritic-cells-in-adult-zebrafish-after-bath-immersion
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Julien Rességuier, Emilie Delaune, Anne-Line Coolen, Jean-Pierre Levraud, Pierre Boudinot, Dominique Le Guellec, Bernard Verrier
Activation of mucosal immunity is a key milestone for next-generation vaccine development. Biocompatible polymer-based nanoparticles (NPs) are promising vectors and adjuvants for mucosal vaccination. However, their in vivo uptake by mucosae and their biodistribution in antigen-presenting cells (APCs) need to be better understood to optimize mucosal nanovaccine designs. Here, we assessed if APCs are efficiently targeted in a spontaneous manner by surfactant-free poly(lactic acid) nanoparticles (PLA-NPs) after mucosal administration...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287595/bioluminescence-and-near-infrared-imaging-of-optic-neuritis-and-brain-inflammation-in-the-eae-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-mice
#15
Katja Schmitz, Irmgard Tegeder
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in SJL/J mice is a model for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Clinical EAE scores describing motor function deficits are basic readouts of the immune-mediated inflammation of the spinal cord. However, scores and body weight do not allow for an in vivo assessment of brain inflammation and optic neuritis. The latter is an early and frequent manifestation in about 2/3 of MS patients. Here, we show methods for bioluminescence and near-infrared live imaging to assess EAE evoked optic neuritis, brain inflammation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in living mice using an in vivo imaging system...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282891/multicomponent-tumor-homing-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-cancer-imaging-and-therapy
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Jaehong Key, Kyeongsoon Park
Current clinical methods for cancer diagnosis and therapy have limitations, although survival periods are increasing as medical technologies develop. In most cancer cases, patient survival is closely related to cancer stage. Late-stage cancer after metastasis is very challenging to cure because current surgical removal of cancer is not precise enough and significantly affects bystander normal tissues. Moreover, the subsequent chemotherapy and radiation therapy affect not only malignant tumors, but also healthy tissues...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251471/wetting-ability-of-biological-liquids-in-presence-of-metallic-nanoparticles
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L Torrisi, C Scolaro, N Restuccia
The wetting ability of water and of some biological liquids was measured on different biocompatible surfaces with and without different colloidal metals. Insoluble nanoparticles disperse in biological tissues enhance some properties, such as the interface adhesion between two surfaces, the X-ray contrast of medical images and the absorbed dose during radiotherapy treatments. The introduction of nanoparticles in the liquids generally improves the wetting ability and changes other properties of the solution, due to the different distribution of the adhesion forces, to the nature, morphology and concentration of the added nanoparticles...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238134/evaluating-nanoparticle-binding-to-blood-compartment-immune-cells-in-high-throughput-with-flow-cytometry
#18
Shann S Yu
Nanoparticles are increasingly being utilized for in vivo applications, where they are implemented as carriers for drugs, contrast agents for noninvasive medical imaging, or delivery vehicles for macromolecular agents such as DNA or proteins. However, they possess many physical and chemical properties that cause them to become rapidly recognized by the immune system as a foreign body, leading to their clearance and elimination, even before they may accumulate to critical concentrations at anatomic and cellular sites of action...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223165/heterogeneous-intratumoral-distribution-of-gadolinium-nanoparticles-within-u87-human-glioblastoma-xenografts-unveiled-by-micro-pixe-imaging
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Asuncion Carmona, Stéphane Roudeau, Baptiste L'Homel, Frédéric Pouzoulet, Sarah Bonnet-Boissinot, Yolanda Prezado, Richard Ortega
Metallic nanoparticles have great potential in cancer radiotherapy as theranostic drugs since, they serve simultaneously as contrast agents for medical imaging and as radio-therapy sensitizers. As with other anticancer drugs, intratumoral diffusion is one of the main limiting factors for therapeutic efficiency. To date, a few reports have investigated the intratumoral distribution of metallic nanoparticles. The aim of this study was to determine the quantitative distribution of gadolinium (Gd) nanoparticles after direct intratumoral injection within U87 human glioblastoma tumors grafted in mice, using micro-PIXE (Particle Induced X-ray Emission) imaging...
April 15, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214127/functionalized-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-provide-highly-efficient-iron-labeling-in-macrophages-for-magnetic-resonance-based-detection-in-vivo
#20
Jack Sharkey, Philip J Starkey Lewis, Michael Barrow, Salamah M Alwahsh, June Noble, Eilidh Livingstone, Ross J Lennen, Maurits A Jansen, Jaime Garcia Carrion, Neill Liptrott, Shareen Forbes, Dave J Adams, Amy E Chadwick, Stuart J Forbes, Patricia Murray, Matthew J Rosseinsky, Christopher E Goldring, B Kevin Park
BACKGROUND AIMS: Tracking cells during regenerative cytotherapy is crucial for monitoring their safety and efficacy. Macrophages are an emerging cell-based regenerative therapy for liver disease and can be readily labeled for medical imaging. A reliable, clinically applicable cell-tracking agent would be a powerful tool to study cell biodistribution. METHODS: Using a recently described chemical design, we set out to functionalize, optimize and characterize a new set of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to efficiently label macrophages for magnetic resonance imaging-based cell tracking in vivo...
April 2017: Cytotherapy
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