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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441473/assembly-of-macrocycle-dye-derivatives-into-particles-for-fluorescence-and-photoacoustic-applications
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Hoang Dung 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)...
April 25, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438019/l-phenylalanine-tethered-naphthalene-diimide-based-aggregation-induced-green-emitting-organic-nanoparticles
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Pritam Choudhury, Krishnendu Das, Prasanta Kumar Das
The present article delineates the formation of green fluorescent organic nanoparticle through supramolecular aggregation of naphthalene diimide (NDI) based carboxybenzyl protected L-phenylalanine appended bola-amphiphile, NDI-1. The amphiphilic molecule is soluble in DMSO and with gradual addition of water within the DMSO solution, the amphiphile starts to get self-assembled via H-type aggregation to form spherical nanoparticles. These self-assembly of NDI-1 in presence of high amount of water, exhibited aggregation induced emission (AIE) through excimer formation...
April 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435466/design-of-tumor-acidity-responsive-sheddable-nanoparticles-for-fluorescence-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-photodynamic-therapy
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Feng Fan, Yue Yu, Fei Zhong, Meng Gao, Tianmeng Sun, Jiaxin Liu, Huimao Zhang, Haisheng Qian, Wei Tao, Xianzhu Yang
Imaging-guided cancer therapy, which integrates diagnostic and therapeutic functionalities into a single system, holds great promise to enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and improve the efficacy of therapy. Specifically, for photodynamic therapy (PDT), it is highly desirable to precisely focus laser light onto the tumor areas to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are cytotoxic tumor cells and avoid light-associated side effects. Herein, a distinct three-layer nanostructured particle with tumor acidity-responsiveness (S-NP) that encapsulates the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and chelates Gd(3+) is successfully developed for fluorescence/magnetic resonance (MR) dual-model imaging-guided precision PDT...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433709/pulmonary-pathobiology-induced-by-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-in-mice-a-24-hour-and-28-day-follow-up-study
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Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Kai-Jen Chuang, Jen-Kun Chen, His-En Hua, Yen-Ling Shen, Wei-Neng Liao, Chii-Hong Lee, Chih-Hong Pan, Kuan-Yuan Chen, Kang-Yun Lee, Ta-Chih Hsiao, Tsun-Jen Cheng
Inhaled zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) have high deposition rates in the alveolar region of the lungs; however, the adverse health effects of ZnONPs on the respiratory system are unclear. Herein, pathobiological responses of the respiratory system of mice that received intratracheal administration of ZnONPs were investigated by a combination of molecular and imaging (SPECT and CT) approaches. Also, normal BEAS-2B and adenocarcinoma A549 cells were used to confirm the results in mice. First, female BALB/c mice were administrated a series of doses of 20-nm ZnONPs and were compared to the phosphate-buffered saline control for 24-h and 28-day follow-up observations...
April 19, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428090/preparation-and-characterization-of-lipid-nanoparticle-pdna-complexes-for-stat3-downregulation-and-overcoming-chemotherapy-resistance-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Mustafa Kotmakçı, Vildan Bozok Çetintaş, A Gülten Kantarcı
Developments in the field of molecular oncology have revealed that resistance to chemotherapeutics is acqured through several mechanisms including overexpression of common oncogenic proteins. Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) is one of these oncogenes that is overexpressed in many cancer types. RNA interference (RNAi) is proven powerful tool for downregulating STAT3, allowing re-sensitization of resistant cancer cells. However, delivery of RNA interference-mediating molecules for STAT3 downregulation in lung cancer cells is limited to a small number of studies most of which employ commercially available transfection kits...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424491/understanding-the-ion-induced-elongation-of-silver-nanoparticles-embedded-in-silica
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Ovidio Peña-Rodríguez, Alejandro Prada, José Olivares, Alicia Oliver, Luis Rodríguez-Fernández, Héctor G Silva-Pereyra, Eduardo Bringa, José Manuel Perlado, Antonio Rivera
In this work we have studied the elongation of silver nanoparticles irradiated with 40 MeV Bromine ions by means of in situ optical measurements, transmission electron microscopy and molecular dynamics simulations. The localized surface plasmon resonance of silver nanoparticles has a strong dependence on the particle shape and size, which allowed us to obtain the geometrical parameters with remarkable accuracy by means of a fit of the optical spectra. Optical results have been compared with transmission electron microscopy images and molecular dynamics simulations and the agreement is excellent in both cases...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423023/nanoscale-modifications-in-the-early-heating-stages-of-bone-are-heterogeneous-at-the-microstructural-scale
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Aurélien Gourrier, Céline Chadefaux, Estelle Lemaitre, Ludovic Bellot-Gurlet, Michael Reynolds, Manfred Burghammer, Marie Plazanet, Georges Boivin, Delphine Farlay, Oliver Bunk, Ina Reiche
Nanoscale studies of bone provide key indicators to evidence subtle structural changes that may occur in the biomedical, forensic and archaeological contexts. One specific problem encountered in all those disciplines, for which the identification of nanostructural cues could prove useful, is to properly monitor the effect of heating on bone tissue. In particular, the mechanisms at work at the onset of heating are still relatively unclear. Using a multiscale approach combining Raman microspectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), synchrotron quantitative scanning small-angle X-ray scattering imaging (qsSAXSI) and polarized light (PL) microscopy, we investigate the ultrastructure of cortical bovine bone heated at temperatures < 300°C, from the molecular to the macroscopic scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422502/arrays-of-ag-and-au-nanoparticles-with-terpyridine-and-thiophene-based-ligands-morphology-and-optical-responses
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Markéta Prusková, Veronika Sutrová, Miroslav Šlouf, Blanka Vlčková, Jiří Vohlídal, Ivana Šloufová
The assembly of Ag and Au nanoparticles (NPs) into nanoparticulate arrays mediated by terpyridine (tpy), 4'-(2-thienyl)terpyridine (T-tpy), and short α,ω-bis(tpy)oligothiophene ligands has been accomplished at the interface between the Ag or Au NP hydrosol and a solution of the molecular species in dichloromethane. The relationship between the morphology and the optical responses of the arrays has been investigated by advanced methods of TEM (transmission electron microscopy) image analysis and surface plasmon extinction (SPE) spectra...
April 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420236/human-hepatocarcinoma-cell-targeting-by-glypican-3-ligand-peptide-functionalized-silica-nanoparticles-implications-for-ultrasound-molecular-imaging
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Marco Di Paola, Alessandra Quarta, Francesco Conversano, Enzo Antonio Sbenaglia, Simona Bettini, Ludovico Valli, Giuseppe Gigli, Sergio Casciaro
Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) are widely studied nanomaterials for their potential employment in advanced biomedical applications, like selective molecular imaging and targeted drug delivery. SiNPs are generally low cost and high biocompatible, can be easily functionalized with a wide variety of functional ligands and have been demonstrated to be effective in enhancing ultrasound contrast at clinical diagnostic frequencies. Therefore, SiNPs might be used as contrast agents in echographic imaging. In this work, we have developed a SiNPs-based system for the in vitro molecular imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma cells that express high levels of Glypican-3 protein (GPC-3) on their surface...
April 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415493/multifunctional-baybf5-gd-er-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-in-vivo-tri-modal-upconversion-optical-x-ray-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#10
Xiaolong Li, Zhigao Yi, Zhenluan Xue, Songjun Zeng, Hongrong Liu
Development of high-quality upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) with combination of the merits of multiple molecular imaging techniques, such as, upconversion luminescence (UCL) imaging, X-ray computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, could significantly improve the accuracy of biological diagnosis. In this work, multifunctional BaYbF5: Gd/Er (50:2mol%) UCNPs were synthesized via a solvothermal method using oleic acid (OA) as surface ligands (denoted as OA-UCNPs). The OA-UCNPs were further treated by diluted HCl to form ligand-free UCNPs (LF-UCNPs) for later bioimaging applications...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414464/mechanisms-of-internalization-of-maltose-modified-poly-propyleneimine-glycodendrimers-into-leukemic-cell-lines
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Maciej Studzian, Aleksandra Szulc, Anna Janaszewska, Dietmar Appelhans, Łukasz Pułaski, Barbara Klajnert-Maculewicz
Poly(propyleneimine) dendrimers of fourth generation partially modified with maltose (open shell structure, PPI-m OS) have been proposed as carriers for nucleotide anticancer drugs. The aim of this work was to provide basic insight into interactions between fluorescently labeled PPI-m dendrimer and two distinct leukemia cell models: CCRF-1301 lymphoid cell line and HL-60 myeloid cell line. We applied qualitative confocal imaging and quantitative flow cytometry, as well as trypan blue quenching and pharmacological inhibition, to investigate the course, kinetics, and molecular mechanisms of internalization of nanoparticles...
April 25, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411641/nanoarmoring-of-proteins-by-conjugation-to-block-copolymer-micelles
#12
Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Ramanathan Nagarajan
The creation of polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality is of great interest to many applications such as targeted drug or gene delivery, diagnostic imaging, cancer theranostics, delivery of protein therapeutics, sensing chemical and biomolecular analytes in complex environments, and design of protective clothing resembling a second skin. Many approaches to achieving this goal are being explored in the current literature. In this chapter, we describe a relatively simple and flexible approach of conjugating the protein to an amphiphilic block copolymer and creating polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality by taking advantage of the intrinsic self-assembly behavior of the amphiphilic block copolymer...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408827/photothermal-modulated-drug-delivery-and-magnetic-relaxation-based-on-collagen-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-hydrogel
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Sun-Hee Cho, Ahreum Kim, Woojung Shin, Min Beom Heo, Hyun Jong Noh, Kwan Soo Hong, Jee-Hyun Cho, Yong Taik Lim
Injectable and stimuli-responsive hydrogels have attracted attention in molecular imaging and drug delivery because encapsulated diagnostic or therapeutic components in the hydrogel can be used to image or change the microenvironment of the injection site by controlling various stimuli such as enzymes, temperature, pH, and photonic energy. In this study, we developed a novel injectable and photoresponsive composite hydrogel composed of anticancer drugs, imaging contrast agents, bio-derived collagen, and multifaceted anionic polypeptide, poly (γ-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401627/development-of-semiconducting-polymer-nanoparticles-for-photoacoustic-imaging
#14
REVIEW
Dong Cui, Chen Xie, Kanyi Pu
Semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) have evolved into a new class of photonic materials with great potential for biomedical applications. Depending on the polymer structures, SPNs can be developed into optical agents for fluorescence and chemiluminescence imaging, photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy, and heat converters for photothermal therapy. In this feature article, recent work is summarized on the development of SPNs for in vivo photoacoustic (PA) imaging, a state-of-the-art imaging modality that converts light energy into mechanical acoustic waves to provide deep tissue penetration...
April 12, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399460/molecular-imaging-based-on-metabolic-glycoengineering-and-bioorthogonal-click-chemistry
#15
REVIEW
Hong Yeol Yoon, Heebeom Koo, Kwangmeyung Kim, Ick Chan Kwon
Metabolic glycoengineering is a powerful technique that can introduce various chemical groups to cellular glycan by treatment of unnatural monosaccharide. Particularly, this technique has enabled many challenging trials for molecular imaging in combination with click chemistry, which provides fast and specific chemical conjugation reaction of imaging probes to metabolically-modified live cells. This review introduces recent progress in molecular imaging based on the combination of these two cutting-edge techniques...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395159/poly-hema-co-hema-pfpa-synthesis-and-preparation-of-stable-micelles-encapsulating-imaging-nanoparticles
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Madanodaya Sundhoro, Jaehyeung Park, Kalana W Jayawardana, Xuan Chen, H Surangi N Jayawardena, Mingdi Yan
We report the preparation of stable micelles from random copolymers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and perfluorophenyl azide (PFPA)-derivatized HEMA (HEMA-PFPA). The copolymers were synthesized by RAFT polymerization at room temperature under mild conditions without affecting the azide functionality. Upon addition of water to the copolymer solution in DMSO, the random copolymers self-assembled into micelles even at the percentage of HEMA-PFPA as low as 4.5%. The size of the micelles can be controlled by the molecular weight and the concentration of the copolymer, and the percentage of HEMA-PFPA in the copolymer...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393688/nanoscale-functional-biomaterials-for-cancer-theranostics
#17
Linying Liu, Xiaoshuang Li, Lei Chen, Xin Zhang
Nanomedicine is widely developed in recent years. In nanomedicine system, nanoscale and nanostructured functional materials are used to manipulate the human biology systems at the molecular level for cancer imaging and therapy. New nanostructure based functional materials consist of nanoscale liposomes, spheres, micelles, capsules, emulsion, suspension and phamacosomes. Several functional nanoparticles such as lipid-based and polymer-based materials are demonstrated to be drug delivery vehicles and imaging agents...
April 6, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389652/nanodiamonds-as-multi-purpose-labels-for-microscopy
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S R Hemelaar, P de Boer, M Chipaux, W Zuidema, T Hamoh, F Perona Martinez, A Nagl, J P Hoogenboom, B N G Giepmans, R Schirhagl
Nanodiamonds containing fluorescent nitrogen-vacancy centers are increasingly attracting interest for use as a probe in biological microscopy. This interest stems from (i) strong resistance to photobleaching allowing prolonged fluorescence observation times; (ii) the possibility to excite fluorescence using a focused electron beam (cathodoluminescence; CL) for high-resolution localization; and (iii) the potential use for nanoscale sensing. For all these schemes, the development of versatile molecular labeling using relatively small diamonds is essential...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387351/multi-color-electron-microscopy-by-element-guided-identification-of-cells-organelles-and-molecules
#19
Marijke Scotuzzi, Jeroen Kuipers, Dasha I Wensveen, Pascal de Boer, Kees C W Hagen, Jacob P Hoogenboom, Ben N G Giepmans
Cellular complexity is unraveled at nanometer resolution using electron microscopy (EM), but interpretation of macromolecular functionality is hampered by the difficulty in interpreting grey-scale images and the unidentified molecular content. We perform large-scale EM on mammalian tissue complemented with energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) to allow EM-data analysis based on elemental composition. Endogenous elements, labels (gold and cadmium-based nanoparticles) as well as stains are analyzed at ultrastructural resolution...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386544/use-of-nanoparticles-as-contrast-agents-for-the-functional-and-molecular-imaging-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#20
REVIEW
Theophilus I Emeto, Faith O Alele, Amy M Smith, Felicity M Smith, Tammy Dougan, Jonathan Golledge
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a degenerative disease of the aorta common in adults older than 65 years of age. AAA is usually imaged using ultrasound or computed tomography. Molecular imaging technologies employing nanoparticles (NPs) have been proposed as novel ways to quantify pathological processes, such as inflammation, within AAAs as a means to identify the risk of rapid progression or rupture. This article reviews the current evidence supporting the role of NP-based imaging in the management of AAA...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
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