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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793179/nano-strategies-for-berberine-delivery-a-natural-alkaloid-of-berberis
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Elaheh Mirhadi, Mehdi Rezaee, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Berberine, as a phytochemical component of some medicinal Chinese herbs (most frequently Berberis vulgaris), is an isoquinoline alkaloid with many therapeutic effects including anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. Berberine has some significant effects on type 2 diabetes through adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation, glycolysis stimulation, and mitochondrial function inhibition which subsequently improves both lipid and glucose metabolism...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793089/gold-and-gold-silver-alloy-nanoparticles-enhance-the-myogenic-differentiation-of-myoblasts-through-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway-and-promote-in-vivo-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
#2
Juan Ge, Kai Liu, Wen Niu, Mi Chen, Min Wang, Yumeng Xue, Chuanbo Gao, Peter X Ma, Bo Lei
Under the severe trauma condition, the skeletal muscles regeneration process is inhibited by forming fibrous scar tissues. Understanding the interaction between bioactive nanomaterials and myoblasts perhaps has important effect on the enhanced skeletal muscle tissue regeneration. Herein, we investigate the effect of monodispersed gold and gold-silver nanoparticles (AuNPs and Au-AgNPs) on the proliferation, myogenic differentiation and associated molecular mechanism of myoblasts (C2C12), as well as the in vivo skeletal muscle tissue regeneration...
May 18, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792706/adaptable-detection-strategies-in-membrane-based-immunoassays-calibration-free-quantitation-with-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-readout
#3
Aleksander Skuratovsky, Robert J Soto, Marc D Porter
This paper presents a method for immunometric biomarker quantitation that uses standard flow-through assay reagents and obviates the need for constructing a calibration curve. The approach relies on a nitrocellulose immunoassay substrate with multiple physical addresses for analyte capture, each modified with different amounts of an analyte-specific capture antibody. As such, each address generates a distinctly different readout signal that is proportional to the analyte concentration in the sample. To establish the feasibility of this concept, equations derived from antibody-antigen binding equilibrium were first applied in modeling experiments...
May 24, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791136/precisely-striking-tumor-without-adjacent-normal-tissue-damage-via-mitochondria-templated-accumulation
#4
Zhao-Yu Ma, Kai Han, Xinxin Dai, Heyou Han
Ignored damage in adjacent normal tissue is fatal especially in some specific tumor therapy such as brain tumor, but it remains a great challenge to conquer it due to random drug diffusion and tumor complexity. Herein, we show the hyperthermia in mitochondria, an interparticle plasmonic coupling effect activated nanoevent, selectively strikes tumor tissue without damaging adjacent normal tissue. Spherical gold nanoparticles with a mitochondria-targeting moiety, triphenyl phosphonium, preferentially accumulated inside tumor mitochondria and reached the threshold to activate interparticle plasmonic coupling effect among gold nanoparticles, realizing selective light-thermal conversion and mitochondrial dysfunction in tumor, whereas little hyperthermia and mitochondrial dysfunction were observed in adjacent normal tissue...
May 23, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790495/tunable-laser-interference-lithography-preparation-of-plasmonic-nanoparticle-arrays-tailored-for-sers
#5
Nestor Gisbert Quilis, Médéric Lequeux, Priyamvada Venugopalan, Imran Khan, Wolfgang Knoll, Souhir Boujday, Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Jakub Dostalek
The facile preparation of arrays of plasmonic nanoparticles over a square centimeter surface area is reported. The developed method relies on tailored laser interference lithography (LIL) that is combined with dry etching and it offers means for the rapid fabrication of periodic arrays of metallic nanostructures with well controlled morphology. Adjusting the parameters of the LIL process allows for the preparation of arrays of nanoparticles with a diameter below hundred nanometers independently of their lattice spacing...
May 23, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790115/n-2-hydroxyphenyl-acetamide-and-its-gold-nanoparticle-conjugation-prevent-glycerol-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-oxidative-injury-in-mice
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Rehan Ahmed Siddiqui, Shabana Usman Simjee, Nurul Kabir, Muhammad Ateeq, M Raza Shah, Syed Saad Hussain
The protective activity of N-(2-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide (NA-2) and NA-2-coated gold nanoparticles (NA-2-AuNPs) in glycerol-treated model of acute kidney injury (AKI) in mice was investigated. NA-2 (50 mg/kg) and NA-2-AuNPs (30 mg/kg) were given to the animals for four days followed by 24-h water deprivation and injection of 50% glycerol (10 ml/kg im). The animals were sacrificed on the next day. Blood and kidneys were collected for biochemical investigations (urea and creatinine), histological studies (hematoxylin and eosin; and periodic acid-Schiff staining), immunohistochemistry (actin and cyclooxygenase-2, Cox-2), and real-time RT-PCR (inducible nitric oxide synthase, iNOS; nuclear factor-κB p50, NFκB; hemeoxygenase-1, HO-1; and kidney injury molecule-1, Kim-1)...
May 22, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790012/evaluation-of-a-nanocomposite-of-peg-curcumin-gold-nanoparticles-as-a-near-infrared-photothermal-agent-an-in-vitro-and-animal-model-investigation
#7
F Rahimi-Moghaddam, N Azarpira, N Sattarahmady
Hyperthermia is a promising alternative modality for the conventional cancer treatments. Nanoparticle-mediated photothermal therapy (PTT) has been widely applied for hyperthermia cancer therapy by a near-infrared light irradiation. Some special nanoparticles can convert light energy into heat and destroy the tumor cells. Inspired from the photothermal efficacy of the gold nanoparticles, here we synthesized, characterized, and applied novel photothermal polyethylene glycol-curcumin-gold nanoparticles (PEG-Cur-Au NPs) in cancer PTT...
May 22, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787247/enhanced-photogeneration-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-targeted-photothermal-therapy-of-c6-glioma-brain-cancer-cells-by-folate-conjugated-gold-photoactive-polymer-nanoparticles
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787236/investigation-of-the-viability-of-cells-upon-co-exposure-to-gold-and-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#9
Qian Zhang, Weien Lai, Ting Yin, Chunlei Zhang, Caixia Yue, Jin Cheng, Kan Wang, Yuming Yang, Wolfgang J Parak, Daxiang Cui
Cell lines were exposed either to mixtures of gold and iron oxide nanoparticles, or to a hybrid nanoparticle with gold and iron oxide domain. In case of simultaneous exposure to gold and iron oxide nanoparticles, enhanced toxicity as compared to the exposure to only one type of nanoparticles was observed. Indication was found, that at equivalent concentrations, the hybrid nanoparticles may slightly stronger reduce cell viability than mixtures of both nanoparticle types. The results suggest that composite nanomaterials, in which different materials are present in particle form, need to be analyzed carefully, as not only the concentration of the respective materials, as also their arrangement may influence their toxicity...
May 22, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786853/cysteamine-modified-gold-nanoparticles-as-a-colorimetric-sensor-for-the-rapid-detection-of-gentamicin
#10
Joshua C Gukowsky, Chen Tan, Zexiang Han, Lili He
A simple, rapid, and specific colorimetric method for gentamicin detection using cysteamine-modified gold nanoparticles (cys-AuNPs) has been developed. The maximum residue limits of gentamicin allowed in foods are typically below 100 nM, so an effective detection method for low concentrations of the drug is required. The aggregation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) was used as the basis for this method, and adding cysteamine to the AuNPs helped to enhance their aggregative abilities. The cys-AuNPs are capable of detecting gentamicin concentrations as low as 12...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786742/a-novel-alendronate-functionalized-nanoprobe-for-simple-colorimetric-detection-of-cancer-associated-hypercalcemia
#11
Abhishek Sahu, Youngmin Hwang, Cristian Vilos, Jong-Min Lim, Sunghyun Kim, Won Il Choi, Giyoong Tae
The calcium (Ca2+) ion concentration in the blood serum is tightly regulated, and any abnormalities in the level of serum calcium ions are associated with many potentially dangerous diseases. Thus, monitoring of the Ca2+ ion concentration in the blood serum is of fundamental importance. Gold nanoparticle (GNP)-based colorimetric biosensors have enormous potential in clinical diagnostic applications due to their simplicity, versatility, and unique optical properties. In this study, we have developed an alendronate functionalized gold nanoparticle (GNP-ALD) system for the measurement of Ca2+ ion concentration in biological samples...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786727/rational-design-of-multi-functional-gold-nanoparticles-with-controlled-biomolecule-adsorption-a-multi-method-approach-for-in-depth-characterization
#12
Isaac Ojea-Jiménez, Robin Capomaccio, Inês Osório, Dora Mehn, Giacomo Ceccone, Rohanah Hussain, Giuliano Siligardi, Pascal Colpo, François Rossi, Douglas Gilliland, Luigi Calzolai
Multi-functionalized nanoparticles are of great interest in biotechnology and biomedicine, especially for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. However, at the moment the characterization of complex, multi-functional nanoparticles is still challenging and this hampers the development of advanced nanomaterials for biological applications. In this work, we have designed a model system consisting of gold nanoparticles functionalized with two differentially-terminated poly(ethylene oxide) ligands, providing both "stealth" properties and protein-binding capabilities to the nanoparticles...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786642/determining-the-radiation-enhancement-effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-cells-in-a-combined-treatment-with-cisplatin-and-radiation-at-therapeutic-megavoltage-energies
#13
Celina Yang, Kyle Bromma, Wonmo Sung, Jan Schuemann, Devika Chithrani
Combined use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy is commonly used in cancer treatment, but the toxic effects on normal tissue are a major limitation. This study assesses the potential to improve radiation therapy when combining gold nanoparticle (GNP) mediated radiation sensitization with chemoradiation compared to chemoradiation alone. Incorporation of GNPs with 2 Gy, 6 MV (megavoltage) radiation resulted in a 19 ± 6% decrease in survival of MDA-MB-231 cells. Monte-Carlo simulations were performed to assess dosimetric differences in the presence of GNPs in radiation...
May 22, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786423/electrochemical-determination-of-tnt-dnt-rdx-and-hmx-with-gold-nanoparticles-poly-carbazole-aniline-film-modified-glassy-carbon-sensor-electrodes-imprinted-for-molecular-recognition-of-nitroaromatics-and-nitramines
#14
Şener Sağlam, Ayşem Üzer, Erol Erçağ, Reşat Apak
Since nitroaromatic and nitramine type energetic materials, mostly arising from military activities, are persistent pollutants in soil and groundwater, on-site sensing of these hazardous chemicals has gained importance. A novel electrochemical sensor was designed for detecting nitroaromatic and nitramine type energetic materials, relying on gold nanoparticles (Aunano ) -modified glassy carbon (GC) electrode coated with nitro-energetic memory poly(carbazole-aniline) copolymer (Cz- co-ANI) film (e.g., TNT memory-GC/P(Cz- co-ANI)-Aunano modified electrode)...
May 22, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785108/the-protective-role-of-quercetin-and-arginine-on-gold-nanoparticles-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#15
Mohamed Anwar K Abdelhalim, Sherif A Abdelmottaleb Moussa, Huda Abdo Yahya Qaid
Background: The aim of the study was to confirm the hepatotoxicity induced by small-sized gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and evaluate the role of quercetin (Qur) and arginine (Arg) against hepatotoxicity caused by GNPs. Methods: Twenty-five healthy male Wistar-Kyoto rats were used. GNPs were administered intraperitoneally to these rats at the dose of 50 μL for seven consecutive days. The role of Qur and Arg antioxidants against toxicity induced by GNPs was detected through the measurement of serum liver function and oxidative stress biomarkers in the liver tissues...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784422/development-of-a-sers-strategy-to-overcome-the-nanoparticle-stabilisation-effect-in-serum-containing-samples-application-to-the-quantification-of-dopamine-in-the-culture-medium-of-pc-12-cells
#16
E Dumont, C De Bleye, J Cailletaud, P-Y Sacré, P-B Van Lerberghe, B Rogister, G A Rance, J W Aylott, Ph Hubert, E Ziemons
The analysis of serum samples by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has gained ground over the last few years. However, the stabilisation of colloids by the proteins contained in these samples has restricted their use in common practice, unless antibodies or aptamers are used. Therefore, this work was dedicated to the development of a SERS methodology allowing the analysis of serum samples in a simple and easy-to-implement way. This approach was based on the pre-aggregation of the colloid with a salt solution...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784385/simultaneous-isolation-and-detection-of-single-breast-cancer-cells-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#17
Melina Yarbakht, Maryam Nikkhah, Ahmad Moshaii, Karina Weber, Christian Matthäus, Dana Cialla-May, Jürgen Popp
Nowadays, cancer is one of the most dangerous and deadly disease all around the world. Cancer that is diagnosed at early stages is more likely to be treated successfully. Treatment of progressed cancer is very difficult, and generally surviving rates are much lower. Therefore, much research has been focused on developing non-invasive methods for detection of cancer and monitoring of its progress. Within this contribution, we present a novel strategy for selective isolation and detection of breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 and BT-20) based on surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784363/a-colorimetric-immunoassay-based-on-glucose-oxidase-induced-aunp-aggregation-for-the-detection-of-fumonisin-b-1
#18
Xirui Chen, Yi Liang, Wenjing Zhang, Yuankui Leng, Yonghua Xiong
Naked-eye readout colorimetric signal-based assays are promising for high-throughput screening detection and point-of-care diagnostics in resource-constrained regions. Here, a novel direct competitive plasmonic enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dc-pELISA) based on gold nanoparticle (AuNP) aggregation with highly sensitive and robust naked-eye readout signal was developed and used to detect fumonisin B1 (FB1 ). AuNP aggregation was induced by a horseradish peroxidase (HRP)/hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )/tyramine (TYR) system, resulting in a dramatic color change from red to blue...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784359/facile-fabrication-of-ternary-tio-2-gold-nanoparticle-graphene-oxide-nanocomposites-for-recyclable-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#19
Lu-Lu Qu, Na Wang, Gen Zhu, T P Yadav, Xinting Shuai, Dandan Bao, Guohai Yang, Dawei Li, Haitao Li
A bi-functional ternary nanocomposite was developed by decorating TiO2 and gold nanoparticles on the reduced graphene oxide nanosheets (TiO2 -Au-rGO) for recyclable surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection. TiO2 -Au-rGO nanocomposites have been shown to demonstrate the superior SERS performances, which can be used for highly sensitive detection of rhodamine 6 G with a limit of detection of 1.2 × 10-10 M. Subsequently, the surface can be cleaned automatically by the photocatalytic degradation of the adsorbed analytes into inorganic small molecules under visible light irradiation...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783118/placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-their-exosomes-exert-therapeutic-effects-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#20
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
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