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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911475/carboplatin-complexed-and-crgd-conjugated-unimolecular-nanoparticles-for-targeted-ovarian-cancer-therapy
#1
Yuyuan Wang, Liwei Wang, Guojun Chen, Shaoqin Gong
Platinum-based chemotherapy has been widely used to treat cancers including ovarian cancer; however, it suffers from dose-limiting toxicity. Judiciously designed drug nanocarriers can enhance the anticancer efficacy of platinum-based chemotherapy while reducing its systemic toxicity. Herein the authors report a stable and water-soluble unimolecular nanoparticle constructed from a hydrophilic multi-arm star block copolymer poly(amidoamine)-b-poly(aspartic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol) (PAMAM-PAsp-PEG) conjugated with both cRGD (cyclo(Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Phe-Cys) peptide and cyanine5 (Cy5) fluorescent dye as a platinum-based drug nanocarrier for targeted ovarian cancer therapy...
December 1, 2016: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911473/enhancement-of-upconverted-fluorescence-by-interference-layers
#2
Janina Wirth, Kory K Green, Megan O'Connor, Shuang F Lim
Upconverting nanoparticles show potential applications in the field of photovoltaics and array-based detection devices. While fluorescence enhancement using interference of incident radiation is well known in Stokes-shift type systems such as fluorescent dyes; the effect of such interference geometry in nonlinear Anti-Stokes type emission, such as in upconversion rare earth photophysics is demonstrated for the first time. This work describes in detail the influence of the interference modulation on both the excitation (interion energy transfer) and radiative decay with nonradiative decay processes active between emissive levels...
December 2, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910816/the-stimulatory-effect-of-silica-nanoparticles-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#3
Xing Yang, Yuanyuan Li, Xujie Liu, Qianli Huang, Wei He, Ranran Zhang, Qingling Feng, Dafna Benayahu
Silica-based materials with favourable biocompatibility are generally considered as excellent candidates for applications in biomedical fields. However, previous researches mainly focused on the safety of silica-based materials, their effects on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) still need further investigations. In this study, core-shell fluorescent silica nanoparticles (silica NPs) with three different sizes (S1 ~ 50 nm, S2 ~ 200 nm, S3 ~ 400 nm, respectively) were prepared according to the Stöber method...
December 2, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909845/a-fluorescence-sensor-for-lead-ii-ions-determination-based-on-label-free-gold-nanoparticles-gnps-dnazyme-using-time-gated-mode-in-aqueous-solution
#4
Xiao-Yu Wang, Cheng-Gang Niu, Li-Juan Guo, Liu-Yin Hu, Sheng-Quan Wu, Guang-Ming Zeng, Fei Li
This paper describes a label-free 17E DNAzyme-based time-gated fluorescence sensor for Pb(2+) detection by unmodified gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and a terbium ternary complex. The fluorophore that used in this paper is a terbium ternary complex. Its signal can be measured in a time-gated manner which could eliminate most of the unspecific fluorescent background. It is well known that unfolded single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) could be adsorbed on GNPs while double-stranded DNA could not. The cleavage of the substrate by the 17E DNAzyme in the presence of Pb(2+) causes the release of ssDNA from the 17E-17S duplex to be absorbed onto GNPs, preventing the aggregation of GNPs and then leading to a fluorescence decrease of terbium ternary complex...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907858/rapid-preparation-of-branched-and-degradable-aie-active-fluorescent-organic-nanoparticles-via-formation-of-dynamic-phenyl-borate-bond
#5
Zi Long, Meiying Liu, Liucheng Mao, Guangjian Zeng, Qing Wan, Dazhuang Xu, Fengjie Deng, Hongye Huang, Xiaoyong Zhang, Yen Wei
The fluorescent organic nanoparticles (FNPs) with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) feature have received increasing attention for their advanced optical properties. Although many efforts have been devoted to the fabrication and biomedical applications of AIE-active FNPs, the preparation of branched AIE-active FNPs with degradability through formation of dynamic bonds have rarely been reported. In this work, branched AIE-active FNPs were fabricated via dynamic linkage of hydrophobic hyperbranched and degradable Boltorn H40 (H40) with phenylboronic acid terminated AIE dye (PhB(OH)2) and mPEG (mPEG-B(OH)2), which relied on a facile one-pot strategy between phenylboronic acid and diol group of H40...
November 17, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906395/regioselective-plasmonic-nano-assemblies-for-bimodal-sub-femtomolar-dopamine-detection
#6
Fengli Gao, Liqiang Liu, Gang Cui, Liguang Xu, Xiaoling Wu, Hua Kuang, Chuanlai Xu
Reliable and ultrasensitive quantification of dopamine (DA) is essential in the precise diagnotherapy of neurological diseases. In this study, dual mode counterpropagating-responsive gold@silver nanoparticle-gold nanorod (Au@AgNP-AuNR) nano-assemblies were fabricated for the precise quantification of DA. The plasmonic Au@AgNP-AuNR assemblies possessed high surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activity and strong fluorescence quenching, due to the prominent electromagnetic enhancement between the hotspots of the assemblies...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905035/interactions-of-bimodal-magnetic-and-fluorescent-nanoparticles-based-on-carbon-quantum-dots-and-iron-carbon-nanocomposites-with-cell-cultures
#7
A S Minin, A V Belousova, L T Smolyuk, M V Ulitko, M A Uimin, I V Byzov
Interactions of bimodal (fluorescent and magnetic) nanoparticles with HeLa cells were studied. The nanoparticles, characterized by high magnetic moment and relaxing capacity, exhibited fluorescence sufficient for their use as labels in confocal microscopy and flow cytometry. Penetration of these nanoparticles into the cell depended on their surface charge: positively charged nanoparticles of this structure penetrated inside, while negatively charged particles were not found in the cells.
December 1, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904938/peptide-based-fluorescence-biosensors-for-detection-measurement-of-nanoparticles
#8
Oluyemi Akinloye, Ramanarayan Krishnamurthy, David Wishart, Greg G Goss
The ability to detect and quantify nanoparticles is essential but there is currently no simple, sensitive, and rapid method for the detection of nanomaterials. We have developed a novel peptide-based fluorescence-based biosensor for detection and measurement of negatively charged engineered nanoparticles (ENPs). A peptide biosensor (seven lysine residues linked to a cysteine through a three glycine residue linker) with attached fluorescent probes-fluorescein-5-maleimide (F5M) and tetramethylrhodamine-5-maleimide (TMR5M)-was constructed...
November 30, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904898/a-dual-photoluminescence-enhancement-system-stabilization-of-a-water-soluble-aiee-fluorogen-using-silver-nanowire
#9
Ying-Chen Chiang, Chun-Ta Huang, Wei Hsin Wang, Cheng-Chung Chang
This manuscript describes the preparation of water soluble aggregation-induced emission enhancement (AIEE)-based fluorescent organic nanoparticles (FONs). The fluorescence diversity of the FONs was investigated in the presence of silver nanowires. We observed that the emission of the FONs can be enhanced by mixing with the nanowires, which is believed to originate from resonance between the emission of the FONs and the surface plasmon resonances of the metal surface. That is, the AIEE phenomenon was promoted according to the metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) mechanism that can be used to build up a novel double emission enhancement (DEE) platform and to extend the range of AIEE applications...
December 1, 2016: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901355/folic-acid-conjugated-and-ag-carrying-organoclay-nanoparticles-and-their-response-to-l929-fibroblast-and-dld-1-cancer-cells
#10
Zakir M O Rzayev, Sevda Khalilova, Kouroush Salimi
This work presents the synthesis and characterization of intercalated nanocomposites (NCs) from dispersed water solution blends of octadecyl amine-montmorillonite (ODA-MMT) (NC-0), folic acid (FA) conjugated ODA-MMT (NC-1) and Ag-MMT clay as a stable silver carrying agent (NC-2). The composition, chemical/physical and morphology of NCs with in situ intercalating nanostructures were investigated. Effect of organoclay, FA and Ag-MMT on L929 fibroblast (control), human colon carcinoma (DLD-1) cell lines, and the cytotoxicity, apoptosis and necrosis degree were estimated via WST-1/hemocytometric, double staining (as a ribonuclease A enzyme based method) and fluorescence microscopy methods in dose-dependent manner...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901019/additives-for-vaccine-storage-to-improve-thermal-stability-of-adenoviruses-from-hours-to-months
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Maria Pelliccia, Patrizia Andreozzi, Jayson Paulose, Marco D'Alicarnasso, Valeria Cagno, Manuela Donalisio, Andrea Civra, Rebecca M Broeckel, Nicole Haese, Paulo Jacob Silva, Randy P Carney, Varpu Marjomäki, Daniel N Streblow, David Lembo, Francesco Stellacci, Vincenzo Vitelli, Silke Krol
Up to 80% of the cost of vaccination programmes is due to the cold chain problem (that is, keeping vaccines cold). Inexpensive, biocompatible additives to slow down the degradation of virus particles would address the problem. Here we propose and characterize additives that, already at very low concentrations, improve the storage time of adenovirus type 5. Anionic gold nanoparticles (10(-8)-10(-6) M) or polyethylene glycol (PEG, molecular weight ∼8,000 Da, 10(-7)-10(-4) M) increase the half-life of a green fluorescent protein expressing adenovirus from ∼48 h to 21 days at 37 °C (from 7 to >30 days at room temperature)...
November 30, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899335/design-and-characterization-of-plasmids-encoding-antigenic-peptides-of-aha1-from-aeromonas-hydrophila-as-prospective-fish-vaccines
#12
Pradipta R Rauta, Bismita Nayak, Gabriel A Monteiro, Marília Mateus
The current investigation aimed at designing DNA vaccines against Aeromonas hydrophila infections. The DNA vaccine candidates were designed to express two antigenic outer membrane protein (Aha1) peptides and to be delivered by a nanoparticle-based delivery system. Gene sequences of conserved regions of antigenic Aha1 [aha1(211-381), aha1(211-381)opt, aha1(703-999) and aha1(703-999)opt] were cloned into pVAX-GFP expression vector. The selected DNA vaccine candidates were purified from E. coli DH5α and transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898377/upconversion-nanoparticles-grafted-molybdenum-disulfide-nanosheets-platform-for-microcystin-lr-sensing
#13
Jiajia Lv, Sen Zhao, Shijia Wu, Zhouping Wang
Water safety is one of the most pervasive problems afflicting people throughout the world. Microcystin-LR (MC-LR), a representative toxin released by cyanobacteria, poses an increasing and serious threat to water safety. In order to develop facile, specific and sensitive detection methods for MC-LR, we fabricated an ultrasensitive fluorescence aptasensor using the enhanced fluorescence of UCNP and the effective quenching ability, high affinity toward single strand DNA (ssDNA) of MoS2 (termed as FAUM). This assay specifically determined MC-LR in the linear range of 0...
October 4, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897245/engineering-genetically-encoded-mineralization-and-magnetism-via-directed-evolution
#14
Xueliang Liu, Paola A Lopez, Tobias W Giessen, Michael Giles, Jeffrey C Way, Pamela A Silver
Genetically encoding the synthesis of functional nanomaterials such as magnetic nanoparticles enables sensitive and non-invasive biological sensing and control. Via directed evolution of the natural iron-sequestering ferritin protein, we discovered key mutations that lead to significantly enhanced cellular magnetism, resulting in increased physical attraction of ferritin-expressing cells to magnets and increased contrast for cellular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The magnetic mutants further demonstrate increased iron biomineralization measured by a novel fluorescent genetic sensor for intracellular free iron...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896349/silver-nanoparticles-a-mechanism-of-action-on-moulds
#15
Katarzyna Pietrzak, Sława Glińska, Magdalena Gapińska, Tomasz Ruman, Adriana Nowak, Egemen Aydin, Beata Gutarowska
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in all branches of industry. However, their mechanisms of action towards moulds have not been studied yet. Thus we conducted this study in which we have used laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LDI-ToF-MS) analysis to determine metabolomic changes, and microscopic analysis (transmission electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy) to observe changes in mould cells. The AgNP treatment caused the downregulation of 162 (15 ppm) and 284 (62 ppm), and 19 (15 ppm) and 29 (62 ppm) metabolites of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenum, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895484/the-effect-of-dexamethasone-cell-penetrating-peptide-nanoparticles-on-gene-delivery-for-inner-ear-therapy
#16
Ji Young Yoon, Keum-Jin Yang, Shi-Nae Park, Dong-Kee Kim, Jong-Duk Kim
Dexamethasone (Dex)-loaded PHEA-g-C18-Arg8 (PCA) nanoparticles (PCA/Dex) were developed for the delivery of genes to determine the synergistic effect of Dex on gene expression. The cationic PCA nanoparticles were self-assembled to create cationic micelles containing an octadecylamine (C18) core with Dex and an arginine 8 (Arg8) peptide shell for electrostatic complexation with nucleic acids (connexin 26 [Cx26] siRNA, green fluorescent protein [GFP] DNA or brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF] pDNA). The PCA/Dex nanoparticles conjugated with Arg8, a cell-penetrating peptide that enhances permeability through a round window membrane in the inner ear for gene delivery, exhibited high uptake efficiency in HEI-OC1 cells...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894780/antibody-free-detection-of-infectious-bacteria-using-quantum-dots-based-barcode-assay
#17
Kristyna Cihalova, Dagmar Hegerova, Ana Maria Jimenez, Vedran Milosavljevic, Jiri Kudr, Sylvie Skalickova, David Hynek, Pavel Kopel, Marketa Vaculovicova, Vojtech Adam
Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae are the most representative bacteria causing infectious diseases. Due to the increased application of antibiotics, the bacterial resistance is growing causing severe complications. Therefore, a sensitive determination of these pathogens is crucial for effective treatment. The aim of this study was to design an effective method for multiplex detection of Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae taking advantage from properties of magnetic particles as well as fluorescent nanoparticles (quantum dots)...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893802/the-interaction-between-zein-and-lecithin-in-ethanol-water-solution-and-characterization-of-zein-lecithin-composite-colloidal-nanoparticles
#18
Lei Dai, Cuixia Sun, Di Wang, Yanxiang Gao
Lecithin, a naturally small molecular surfactant, which is widely used in the food industry, can delay aging, enhance memory, prevent and treat diabetes. The interaction between zein and soy lecithin with different mass ratios (20:1, 10:1, 5:1, 3:1, 2:1, 1:1 and 1:2) in ethanol-water solution and characterisation of zein and lecithin composite colloidal nanoparticles prepared by antisolvent co-precipitation method were investigated. The mean size of zein-lecithin composite colloidal nanoparticles was firstly increased with the rise of lecithin concentration and then siginificantly decreased...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892657/effective-delivery-of-porphyrazine-photosensitizers-to-cancer-cells-by-polymer-brush-nanocontainers
#19
Natalia Y Shilyagina, Nina N Peskova, Svetlana A Lermontova, Anna A Brilkina, Vladimir A Vodeneev, Alexander V Yakimasky, Larisa G Klapshina, Irina V Balalaeva
Efficient drug delivery can be assigned to tasks that attract the most acute attention of researchers in the field of anticancer drug design. We have reported the first case of using amphiphilic polymer brushes as nanocontainers for photosensitizer delivery to cancer cells. Regular graft-copolymers of hydrophobic polyimides with hydrophilic polymethacrylic acid side chains were loaded with photosensitive dye tetra(4-fluorophenyl)tetracyanoporphyrazine (Pz) providing a sufficiently stable homogeneous fraction of fluorescent Pz-loaded nanoparticles with a size of 100-150 nm...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892586/bovine-serum-albumin-coated-nanoparticles-for-in-vitro-activated-fluorescence
#20
Mary K Burdette, Ragini Jenkins, Yuriy Bandera, Rhonda R Powell, Terri F Bruce, Xi Yang, Yanzhang Wei, Stephen H Foulger
A fluorophore modified nanoparticle was developed that can only fluoresce when a specific environmental parameter interacts with the system. The model system consisted of an azide modified bovine serum albumin (azBSA) that had been covalently attached to an alkyne modified silicon phthalocyanine (alSiPc) derivative through a copper catalyzed azide/alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition (click reaction). The azBSA/alSiPc assembly was then clicked to a ca. 67 nm poly(propargyl acrylate) (PA) nanoparticle (PA/azBSA/alSiPc)...
November 28, 2016: Nanoscale
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