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Fluorescent nanoparticles

Claudia Kästner, Linda Böhmert, Albert Braeuning, Alfonso Lampen, Andreas F Thünemann
Silver nanoparticles are among the most widely used und produced nanoparticles. Due to their frequent application in consumer products, the assessment of their toxicological potential has seen a renewed importance. A major difficulty is the traceability of nanoparticles in in vitro and in vivo experiments. Even if the particles are labeled, for example by a fluorescent marker, the dynamic exchange of ligands often prohibits their spatial localization. Our study provides an insight into the adsorption and desorption kinetics of two different fluorescent labels on silver nanoparticles with a core radius of 3 nm by dynamic light scattering (DLS), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and fluorescence spectroscopy...
May 24, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Zhe Zhang, Hongxiang Li, Guangrui Xu, Ping Yao
Liver is the primary acting site of insulin. In this study, we developed innovative nanoparticles for oral and liver-targeted delivery of insulin by using enterohepatic circulation of bile acids. The nanoparticles were produced from cholic acid and quaternary ammonium modified chitosan derivative and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate (HPMCP). The nanoparticles had a diameter of 239 nm, an insulin loading efficiency of 90.9%, and a loading capacity of 18.2%. Cell culture studies revealed that the cholic acid groups effectively enhanced the transport of the nanoparticles through Caco-2 cell monolayer and greatly increased the absorption of the nanoparticles in HepG-2 cells via bile acid transporter mechanism...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
Chun Tian, Jinyun Niu, Xuerui Wei, Yujie Xu, Lifen Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Xiulin Zhu
The performance of functional polymer nanomaterials is a vigorously discussed topic in polymer science. We devoted ourselves to investigating polymer nanomaterials based on near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging and polymer prodrug in this study. Aza-boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) is an important organic dye, having characteristics such as environmental resistance, light resistance, high molar extinction coefficient, and fluorescence quantum yield. We incorporated it into our target monomer, which can be polymerized without changing its parent structure in a polar solvent and copolymerized with water-soluble monomer to improve the solubility of the dye in an aqueous solution...
May 23, 2018: Nanoscale
Jaber Keyvan Rad, Ali Reza Mahdavian, Samideh Khoei, Sakine Shirvalilou
Tumor-selective photodynamic therapy is a successful method for ablation of malignant and cancerous cells. Herein, we introduce the design and preparation of functionalized acrylic copolymer nanoparticles with spiropyran (SP) and imidazole groups through a facile semi-continuous emulsion polymerization. Then, Au3+ ions were immobilized and reduced on their surface to obtain photoresponsive gold-decorated polymer nanoparticles (PGPNPs). The prepared PGPNPs were surface-modified with folic acid as a site-specific tumor cell targeting agent and improve intracellular uptake via endocytosis...
May 22, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Jiong Li, Xuandong Wang, Dongye Zheng, Xinyi Lin, Zuwu Wei, Da Zhang, Zhuanfang Li, Yun Zhang, Ming Wu, Xiaolong Liu
Theranostic nanoprobes integrated with dual-modal imaging and therapeutic functions, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), have exhibited significant potency in cancer treatments due to their high imaging accuracy and non-invasive advantages for cancer elimination. However, biocompatibility and highly efficient accumulation of these nanoprobes in tumor are still unsatisfactory for clinical application. In this study, a photosensitizer -loaded magnetic nanobead with surface further coated with a layer of cancer cell membrane (SSAP-Ce6@CCM) was designed to improve the biocompatibility and cellular uptake and ultimately achieve enhanced MR/NIR fluorescence imaging and PDT efficacy...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
Zhi-Qian Wu, Jing-Liang Yang, Nallappagar K Manjunath, Yue-Jiao Zhang, Si-Rui Feng, Yang-Hua Lu, Jiang-Hong Wu, Wei-Wei Zhao, Cai-Yu Qiu, Jian-Feng Li, Shi-Sheng Lin
2D materials hold great potential for designing novel electronic and optoelectronic devices. However, 2D material can only absorb limited incident light. As a representative 2D semiconductor, monolayer MoS2 can only absorb up to 10% of the incident light in the visible, which is not sufficient to achieve a high optical-to-electrical conversion efficiency. To overcome this shortcoming, a "gap-mode" plasmon-enhanced monolayer MoS2 fluorescent emitter and photodetector is designed by squeezing the light-field into Ag shell-isolated nanoparticles-Au film gap, where the confined electromagnetic field can interact with monolayer MoS2 ...
May 22, 2018: Advanced Materials
Yang Li, Huabing Zhang, Yilin Chen, Jinyuan Ma, Jinyan Lin, Yinying Zhang, Zhongxiong Fan, Guanghao Su, Liya Xie, Xuan Zhu, Zhenqing Hou
Combinational cancer therapy has been considered as a promising strategy to achieve synergetic therapeutic effects and suppression of multidrug resistance. Herein, we adopted a combination of methotrexate (MTX), an antimetabolite acting on cytoplasm, and 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT), an alkaloid acting on nuclei, to treat cancer. Given the different solubilities, membrane permeabilities, and anticancer mechanisms of both drugs, we developed a dual-targeting delivery system based on 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-hyaluronic acid (a principal ligand of CD44 receptors)-MTX (a selective ligand of folate receptors) nanoparticles, which was exploited to carry HCPT-MTX conjugate for synergistically boosting dual-drug co-delivery...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
Sobia Niazi, Xiaole Wang, Imran Pasha, Imran Mahmood Khan, Sen Zhao, Muhammad Shoaib, Shijia Wu, Zhouping Wang
Zearalenone (ZEN) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by fungi on stored grains. The earlier detection methods used for ZEN rely on expensive equipment, time-consuming sample preparation and temperature sensitive antibodies. The current work, proposed a novel strategy based on ZEN aptamer labeled with amine-functionalized magnetic nanoparticle (MNPs) as a capture probe and time-resolved fluorescence (TRFL) nanoparticles labeled with complementary DNA (cDNA) as a signal probe. Under the optimized conditions, TRFL intensity at 544 nm was used to measure ZEN (R2 = 0...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
Shenghong Yang, Xiao Chen, Shuqin Liu, Fuxin Wang, Gangfeng Ouyang
Fluorescent carbon nanoparticles (FCNPs) have been deeply researched and widely applied in recent years due to their good optics performance, chemical stability and biocompatibility. Herein, a green and rapid microwave-assisted solid-phase synthesis (solvent-free) approach was proposed for the fabrication of highly FCNPs in a very short period of time, 4 min. The as-prepared FCNPs can emit a blue emission with quantum yield of up to 63.2% in water solution and show yellow fluorescence in the solid state. The FCNPs also exhibit special solvent effect that the fluorescence emission can be adjusted by controlling the solvent ratio of ethanol and water...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
Hongying Liang, Tong He, Jimin Long, Liangliang Liu, Guochao Liao, Yanhuai Ding, Yi Cao
When entering a biological environment, proteins could be adsorbed onto nanoparticles (NPs), which will consequently influence the toxicity of NPs. This study used bovine serum albumin (BSA) as the model for serum protein and investigated its interactions with three different types of ZnO NPs, coded as XFI06 (pristine NPs of 20 nm), NM110 (pristine NPs of 100 nm) and NM111 (hydrophobic NPs of 130 nm). Atomic force microscope indicated the adsorption of BSA to ZnO NPs, leading to the increase of NP diameters...
May 21, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
Ariel Bier, Peter Berenstein, Noam Kronfeld, Daria Morgoulis, Amotz Ziv-Av, Hodaya Goldstein, Gila Kazimirsky, Simona Cazacu, Rinat Meir, Rachela Popovtzer, Amir Dori, Chaya Brodie
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a degenerative lethal, X-linked disease of skeletal and cardiac muscles caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Cell therapy using different cell types, including mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), has been considered as a potential approach for the treatment of DMD. MSCs can be obtained from autologous sources such as bone marrow and adipose tissues or from allogeneic placenta and umbilical cord. The safety and therapeutic impact of these cells has been demonstrated in pre-clinical and clinical studies and their functions are attributed to paracrine effects that are mediated by secreted cytokines and extracellular vesicles...
May 3, 2018: Biomaterials
Madumali Kalubowilage, Obdulia Covarrubias-Zambrano, Aruni P Malalasekera, Sebastian O Wendel, Hongwang Wang, Asanka S Yapa, Lauren Chlebanowski, Yubisela Toledo, Raquel Ortega, Katharine E Janik, Tej B Shrestha, Christopher T Culbertson, Anup Kasi, Stephen Williamson, Deryl L Troyer, Stefan H Bossmann
Numerous proteases, such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMP's), cathepsins (CTS), and urokinase plasminogen activator (UpA), are dysfunctional (that is, over- or under-expressed) in solid tumors, when compared to healthy human subjects. This offers the opportunity to detect early tumors by liquid biopsies. This approach is of particular advantage for the early detection of pancreatic cancer, which is a "silent killer". We have developed fluorescence nanobiosensors for ultrasensitive (sub-femtomolar) arginase and protease detection, consisting of water-dispersible Fe/Fe3 O4 core/shell nanoparticles and two tethered fluorescent dyes: TCPP (Tetrakis(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin) and cyanine 5...
May 18, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Hao-Jui Hsu, Yanxiao Han, Michael Cheong, Petr Král, Seungpyo Hong
A higher surface density of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) on polymeric micelles enhances their stability in serum, leading to improved plasma circulation. To obtain fundamental, mechanistic understanding of the PEG effect associated with polymeric architecture/configuration, we have synthesized PEGylated dendron-based copolymers (PDCs) and linear block copolymers (LBCs) with similar molecular weights. These copolymers formed dendron (hyperbranched) and linear micelles, respectively, which were compared in terms of their stabilities in serum, micelle-serum protein interactions, and in vivo biodistributions...
May 18, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Di-Wei Zheng, Sheng Hong, Lu Xu, Chu-Xin Li, Ke Li, Si-Xue Cheng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
With the prominent progress of biomedical engineering, materials with high biocompatibility and versatile functions are urgently needed. So far, hierarchical structures in nature have shed some light on the design of high performance materials both in concept and implementation. Inspired by these, the hierarchical micro-/nanostructures of human hair are explored and human hair is further broken into hierarchical microparticles (HMP) and hierarchical nanoparticles (HNP) with top-down procedures. Compared with commercialized carriers, such as liposomes or albumin nanoparticles, the obtained particles exhibit high hemocompatibility and negligible immunogenicity...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
Deepak Kumar Khajuria, Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Dana Gigi, Aharon Gedanken, David Karasik
We investigated the osteogenic potential of nitrogen doped carbon dots (NCDs) conjugated with hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles on the MC3T3-E1 osteoblast cell functions and in a zebrafish (ZF) jaw bone regeneration (JBR) model. The NCDs-HA nanoparticles were fabricated by hydrothermal cum co-precipitation technique. The surface structures of NCDs-HA nanoparticles were characterized by XRD, FTIR, UV-Vis, and laser fluorescent spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, EDS, and NMR analysis. The TEM data confirmed that the NCDs are well conjugated on the HA nanoparticle surfaces...
May 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Ngoc M Pham, Sebastian Rusch, Yuksel Temiz, Robert D Lovchik, Hans-Peter Beck, Walter Karlen, Emmanuel Delamarche
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics are critically needed for the detection of infectious diseases, particularly in remote settings where accurate and appropriate diagnosis can save lives. However, it is difficult to implement immunoassays, and specifically immunoassays relying on signal amplification using silver staining, into POC diagnostic devices. Effective immobilization of antibodies in such devices is another challenge. Here, we present strategies for immobilizing capture antibodies (cAbs) in capillary-driven microfluidic chips and implementing a gold-catalyzed silver staining reaction...
May 21, 2018: Biomedical Microdevices
Kunjie Wang, Qingjuan Ji, Jialin Xu, Hongxia Li, Deyi Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Yujuan Wu, Haiyan Fan
In the present work, we synthesized the carbon quantum dots (CQDs) by one step hydrothermal method using the dried beet powder as the carbon source without additional chemical reagents and functionalization. The as-prepared CQDs are quasi-spherical carbon nanoparticles with diameters of 4-8 nm as well as surface functional groups such as carboxyl and hydroxyl groups, and exhibit good water-solubility, biocompatibility, and strong fluorescence. It is confirmed that amoxicillin (AMO) could enhance the fluorescent intensity of CQDs, the I/I 0 showed a linear correlation between the intensity of fluorescence and the concentration of AMO in a broad range...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Fluorescence
Yingying Geng, Hira L Goel, Ngoc B Le, Tatsuyuki Yoshii, Rubul Mout, Gulen Y Tonga, John J Amante, Arthur M Mercurio, Vincent M Rotello
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) contribute to multidrug resistance, tumor recurrence and metastasis, making them prime therapeutic targets. Their ability to differentiate and lose stem cell properties makes them challenging to study. Currently, there is no simple assay that can capture and trace the dynamic phenotypic changes on the CSC surface. Here, we report rapid discrimination of breast CSCs from non-CSCs using a nanoparticle-fluorescent-protein based sensor. This nanosensor was employed to discriminate CSCs from non-CSCs, as well CSCs that had differentiated in vitro in two breast cancer models...
May 17, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Dan Liu, Yunfei Lian, Qiuyu Fang, Lu Liu, Jundong Zhang, Juan Li
To improve the ocular bioavailability of the strongly hydrophilic moxifloxacin hydrochloride, hyaluronic-acid-modified lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles (HA-LCS-NPs) were designed and characterized. An in vivo precorneal retention study in rabbits showed that the mean residence time (MRT) and area under the curve (AUC0-6h ) of HA-LCS-NPs were up to 6.74-fold and 4.29-fold higher than those of the commercial product. An in vitro corneal penetration study in rabbits demonstrated that the apparent permeability coefficient (Papp) of HA-LCS-NPs was increased by 3...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Dan Zhu, Dongxia Zhao, Jiaxuan Huang, Yu Zhu, Jie Chao, Shao Su, Jiang Li, Lihua Wang, Jiye Shi, Xiaolei Zuo, Lixing Weng, Qian Li, Lianhui Wang
Identification of tumor-related mRNA in living cells hold great promise for early cancer diagnosis and pathological research. Herein, we present poly-adenine (polyA)-mediated fluorescent spherical nucleic acid (FSNA) probes for intracellular mRNA detection with regulable sensitivities by programmably adjusting the loading density of DNA on gold nano-interface. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with polyA-tailed recognition sequences were hybridized to fluorescent "reporter" strands to fabricate fluorescence-quenched FSNA probes...
May 16, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
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