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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447892/intracellular-localization-of-proteins-to-specific-cellular-areas-by-nanocapsule-mediated-delivery
#1
Huabin Wang, Ligang Chen, Xianchao Sun, Ailing Fu
Nanocapsules are promising carriers with great potential for intracellular protein transport. Although many studies have intended to improve cell uptake efficacy, there is an increasing interest in understanding of subcellular distribution of cargoes inside cells, which is essential for purposeful delivery of biomolecules into specific sites within cells. Herein, we interrogate the intracellular localization of exogenous proteins, including fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled bovine serum albumin (BSA) and green fluorescent protein (GFP), mediated by specially designed nanocapsules...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442440/impact-of-dose-and-surface-features-on-plasmatic-and-liver-concentrations-of-biodegradable-polymeric-nanocapsules
#2
Líliam Teixeira Oliveira, Mônica Auxiliadora de Paula, Bruno Mendes Roatt, Giani Martins Garcia, Luan Silvestro Bianchini Silva, Alexandre Barbosa Reis, Carina Silva de Paula, José Mário Carneiro Vilela, Margareth Spangler Andrade, Gwenaelle Pound-Lana, Vanessa Carla Furtado Mosqueira
The effect of polymeric nanocapsule dose on plasmatic and liver concentrations 20min after intravenous administration in mice was evaluated. Nanocapsules were prepared with different polymers, namely, poly(D,L-lactide) (PLA), polyethylene glycol-block-poly(D,L-lactide) (PLA-PEG), and PLA with chitosan (PLA-Cs) and compared with a nanoemulsion. These formulations were labelled with a phthalocyanine dye for fluorescent detection. The nanostructures had narrow size distributions upon separation by asymmetric flow field flow fractionation with static and dynamic light scattering detection, with average hydrodynamic diameters in the 130-300nm range, negative zeta potentials, except PLA-Cs nanocapsules, which had a positive zeta potential...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440640/nucleic-acid-nanocapsules-for-enzyme-triggered-drug-release
#3
Joseph K Awino, Saketh Gudipati, Alyssa K Hartmann, Joshua J Santiana, Dominic F Cairns-Gibson, Nicole Gomez, Jessica L Rouge
Herein we describe a nucleic acid functionalized nanocapsule in which nucleic acid ligands are assembled and disassembled in the presence of enzymes. The particles are fully degradable in response to esterases due to an embedded ester cross-linker in the particle's core. During synthesis the nanocapsules can be loaded with hydrophobic small molecules and post self-assembly undergo covalent cross-linking using copper catalyzed click chemistry. They can then be functionalized with thiolated DNA through stepwise thiolyne chemistry using UV light irradiation...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435458/phosphorylcholine-based-stealthy-nanocapsules-enabling-tumor-microenvironment-responsive-doxorubicin-release-for-tumor-suppression
#4
Gan Liu, Hsiang-I Tsai, Xiaowei Zeng, Yixiong Zuo, Wei Tao, Jun Han, Lin Mei
The efficient delivery of anticancer drugs into tumor tissues to improve therapeutic efficacy remains an urgent demand. To satisfy this demand, a drug delivery system based on a stealthy nanocapsule was developed. This nanocapsule was fabricated by encapsulating stealthy cross-linked poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PMPC) and benzaldehyde groups around the protein bovine serum albumin (BSA) followed by conjugation of doxorubicin (Dox) through a pH-responsive benzoic-imine bond. The in vitro results show that the Dox-conjugated nanocapsule (nBSA-Dox) released the drug under an acidic tumor microenvironment (pH ~6...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434224/modeling-coordination-directed-self-assembly-of-m2l4-nanocapsule-featuring-competitive-guest-encapsulation
#5
Yang Jiang, Haiyang Zhang, Ziheng Cui, Tianwei Tan
Exploring the mechanism of self-assembly and guest encapsulation of nanocapsules is highly imperative for the design of sophisticated molecular containers and multistimuli-responsive functional materials. Here we present a molecular dynamics simulation protocol with implicit solvent and simulated annealing techniques to investigate the self-assembly and competitive guest (C60 and C70 fullerenes) encapsulation of a M2L4 nanocapsule that is self-assembled by the coordination of mercury cations and bent bidentate ligands...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432957/nanoencapsulation-strategies-for-the-delivery-of-novel-bifunctional-antioxidant-%C3%AF-1-selective-ligands
#6
Claudia Carbone, Emanuela Arena, Veronica Pepe, Orazio Prezzavento, Ivana Cacciatore, Hasan Turkez, Agostino Marrazzo, Antonio Di Stefano, Giovanni Puglisi
Nowadays sigma-1 receptors are considered as new therapeutic objectives for central nervous system neurodegenerative diseases. Among different molecules, alpha lipoic acid has been identified as a natural potent antioxidant drug, whose therapeutic efficacy is limited by its many drawbacks, such as fast metabolism, poor bioavailability and high physico-chemical instability. Alfa-lipoic acid derivatives have been recently developed demonstrating their neuroprotective activity and effectiveness in different types of oxidative stress...
April 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431209/drug-delivery-systems-based-on-hydroxyethyl-starch
#7
Constantinos M Paleos, Zili Sideratou, Dimitris Tsiourvas
Τhe advantageous biological properties of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) triggered research interest towards design and synthesis of Drug Delivery Systems (DDSs) based on this polysaccharide. Convenient reaction schemes, including one-step reactions, led to the synthesis of HES conjugates with selected anticancer molecules or therapeutic proteins. Nanocapsules and hydrogels based on HES were also prepared and studied as prospective drug delivery systems. Formulations originating from these drug conjugates and also from nanocapsules and hydrogels loaded with drugs were characterized, highlighting on the extension of their half-life in plasma which is a critical property as far as their efficacy is concerned...
April 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424979/studies-on-core-shell-nanocapsules-of-felodipine-in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluations
#8
Jerome K Geroge, Priya Ranjan Prasad Verma, Jayachandran Venkatesan, Jin-Young Lee, Dong-Han Yoon, Se-Kwon Kim, Sandeep Kumar Singh
The present study aimed for in vitro-in vivo-in silico simulation studies of experimentally designed (3(2)-factorial) Capmul PG-8-cored, Eudragit RSPO-Lutrol F 127 nanocapsules to ferry felodipine using GastroPlus™. The in silico parameter sensitivity analysis for pharmacokinetic parameters was initially assessed to justify the preparation of felodipine-loaded nanocapsules (FLNs) with enhanced solubility to overcome the bioavailability issues of felodipine. The overall integrated desirability ranged between 0...
April 19, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410515/folate-receptor-targeted-hybrid-lipid-core-nanocapsules-for-sequential-delivery-of-doxorubicin-and-tanespimycin
#9
Biki Gupta, Shiva Pathak, Bijay Kumar Poudel, Shobha Regmi, Hima Bindu Ruttala, Milan Gautam, Jong Seong Lee, Jee-Heon Jeong, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
When exposed to cancer cells, cytotoxic drugs such as doxorubicin (DOX) can lead to the induction of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), a molecular chaperone associated with a number of cancer-related client proteins, and result in cell survival. Co-administration of DOX with tanespimycin (TNP), an Hsp90 inhibitor, can sensitize the cancer cells to the cytotoxic effects of DOX. The effect of such a combination has been found to depend on the schedule of administration. Sequential administration of DOX and TNP has been linked to highly synergistic combination effects...
April 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406550/unusual-assembly-and-conversion-of-graphene-quantum-dots-into-crystalline-graphite-nanocapsules
#10
Liangti Qu, Jian Gao, Chenyu Xu, Yue Hu, Fei Zhao, Changxiang Shao, Yang Zhao, Shilv Chen
The development of a facile strategy for conversion of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) into crystalline graphite is of great practical significance, which still remains challenging. Herein, a rationally assembled crystalline-intercrossed graphite nanocapsules (CI-GNCs) has been achieved by a one-step electrochemical-induced strategy with the assistant of soft template, in which the GQDs act as the initial building blocks. The as-prepared CI-GNCs exhibit high crystalline graphitic-like nanostructures. Moreover, it possesses a promising electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reaction reduction (ORR) in an alkaline medium...
April 12, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402674/towards-highly-efficient-electrocatalyst-for-li-o2-batteries-using-biphasic-n-doping-cobalt-graphene-multiple-capsule-heterostructures
#11
Guoqiang Tan, Lina Chong, Rachid Amine, Jun Lu, Cong Liu, Yifei Yuan, Jianguo Wen, Kun He, Xuanxuan Bi, Yuanyuan Guo, Hsien-Hau Wang, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Said Al-Hallaj, Dean J Miller, Di-Jia Liu, Khalil Amine
To promote lithium-oxygen batteries available for practical applications, the development of advanced cathode catalysts with low-cost, high activity and stable structural properties is demanded. Such development is rooted on certain intelligent catalyst-electrode design that fundamentally facilitates electronic and ionic transport, and improves oxygen diffusivity in a porous environment. Here we design a biphasic nitrogen-doped cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructure, combined with a flexible, stable porous electrode architecture, and apply it as promising cathodes for lithium-oxygen cells...
April 12, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399890/imipenem-cilastatin-encapsulated-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-destroying-carbapenem-resistant-bacterial-isolates
#12
Mona I Shaaban, Mohamed A Shaker, Fatma M Mady
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistance is an extremely growing medical threat in antibacterial therapy as the incurable resistant strains easily develop a multi-resistance action to other potent antimicrobial agents. Nonetheless, the protective delivery of current antibiotics using nano-carriers opens a tremendous approach in the antimicrobial therapy, allowing the nano-formulated antibiotics to beat these health threat pathogens. Herein, we encapsulated imipenem into biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles to destroy the imipenem-resistant bacteria and overcome the microbial adhesion and dissemination...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397497/semipermeable-functional-dna-encapsulated-nanocapsules-as-protective-bioreactors-for-biosensing-in-living-cells
#13
Cheng-Yi Hong, Shu-Xian Wu, Shi-Hua Li, Hong Liang, Shan Chen, Juan Li, Huang-Hao Yang, Weihong Tan
The development of functional DNA-based nanosensors in living cells has experienced some design challenges, including, for example, poor cellular uptake, rapid nuclease degradation, and high false positives. Herein, we designed selectively permeable poly(methacrylic acid) (PMA) nanocapsules to encapsulate functional DNAs for metal ions and small-molecules sensing in living cells. Since functional DNAs are concentrated in the nanocapsules, an increasing reaction rate is obtained in vitro. During endocytosis, polymeric capsules simultaneously improve cellular uptake of functional DNAs and preserve their structural integrity inside the confined capsule space...
April 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373103/dermal-absorption-behavior-of-fluorescent-molecules-in-nanoparticles-on-human-and-porcine-skin-models
#14
Nir Debotton, Amit Badihi, Mano Robinpour, Claes D Enk, Simon Benita
The percutaneous passage of poorly skin absorbed molecules can be improved using nanocarriers, particularly biodegradable polymeric nanospheres (NSs) or nanocapsules (NCs). However, penetration of the encapsulated molecules may be affected by other factors than the nanocarrier properties. To gain insight information on the skin absorption of two fluorescent cargos, DiIC18(5) and coumarin-6 were incorporated in NSs or NCs and topically applied on various human and porcine skin samples. 3D imaging techniques suggest that NSs and NCs enhanced deep dermal penetration of both probes similarly, when applied on excised human skin irrespective of the nature of the cargo...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365493/hydrogel-containing-silibinin-loaded-pomegranate-oil-based-nanocapsules-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-effects-on-skin-damage-uvb-radiation-induced-in-mice
#15
Marila Crivellaro Lay Marchiori, Cristina Rigon, Camila Camponogara, Sara Marchesan Oliveira, Letícia Cruz
The present study shows the development of a topical formulation (hydrogel) containing silibinin-loaded pomegranate oil based nanocapsules suspension and its evaluation as an alternative for the treatment of cutaneous UVB radiation-induced damages. For this, an animal model of skin injury induced by UVB radiation was employed. Gellan gum was used as gel forming agent by its direct addition to nanocapsules suspension. The hydrogels showed adequate pH values (5.6-5.9) and a silibinin content close to the theoretical value (1mg/g)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365423/evaluation-of-theranostic-nanocarriers-for-near-infrared-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy-on-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#16
Fernanda Z Leandro, Júlia Martins, Aparecida M Fontes, Antonio C Tedesco
This paper evaluates how effectively chloroaluminum phthalocyanine (ClAlPc) entrapped in colloidal nanocarriers, such as nanocapsule (NC) and nanoemulsion (NE), induces photodamage in human prostate cancer cells (LNCaP) during photodynamic therapy (PDT). The MTT cell viability assay showed that both ClAlPc-NC and ClAlPc-NE induced phototoxicity and efficiently killed LNCaP cells at low ClAlPc-NC and ClAlPc-NE concentrations (0.3μgmL(-1)) as well as under low light doses of 4Jcm(-2) and 7Jcm(-2), respectively, upon PDT with a 670-nm diode laser line...
March 21, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363598/p-p-methoxyl-diphenyl-diselenide-loaded-polymeric-nanocapsules-are-chemically-stable-and-do-not-induce-toxicity-in-mice
#17
Marcel Henrique Marcondes Sari, Luana Mota Ferreira, Vanessa Angonesi Zborowski, Paulo Cesar Oliveira Araujo, Verônica Ferrari Cervi, César Augusto Brüning, Letícia Cruz, Cristina Wayne Nogueira
Organoselenium compounds have been targeted to new therapeutic tools development due to their pharmacological actions. However, some toxicity issues and physicochemical limitations delay the clinical application of these compounds. The incorporation of organoselenium molecules into nanostructured systems arises as a promising alternative to overcome such restrictions. The current study proposed the characterization of the polymeric nanocapsules of p,p'-methoxyl-diphenyl diselenide [(OMePhSe)2] as well as the evaluation of the in vivo toxicity and biodistribution profile...
March 28, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352176/hesperetin-loaded-lipid-core-nanocapsules-in-polyamide-a-new-textile-formulation-for-topical-drug-delivery
#18
Paula Dos Passos Menezes, Luiza Abrahão Frank, Bruno Dos Santos Lima, Yasmim Maria Barbosa Gomes de Carvalho, Mairim Russo Serafini, Lucindo José Quintans-Júnior, Adriana Raffin Pohlmann, Sílvia Stanisçuaski Guterres, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo
Chronic venous insufficiency is characterized by chronic reflux disorder of blood from the peripheral to the central vein, with subsequent venous hypertension and resulting changes in the skin. Traditionally, nonsurgical treatments relied on the use of compression therapy, and more recently a variety of flavonoids have been shown to have positive effects. There have also been developments of more effective drug delivery systems using various textiles and nanotechnology to provide new therapeutic options. Our objective was to use nanotechnology to develop a new formulation containing hesperetin (Hst), a substance not previously used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, impregnated into textile fibers as a possible alternative treatment of venous diseases...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349937/biodegradable-polymeric-nanocapsules-prevent-cardiotoxicity-of-anti-trypanosomal-lychnopholide
#19
Renata Tupinambá Branquinho, Jérôme Roy, Charlotte Farah, Giani Martins Garcia, Franck Aimond, Jean-Yves Le Guennec, Dênia Antunes Saude-Guimarães, Andrea Grabe-Guimaraes, Vanessa Carla Furtado Mosqueira, Marta de Lana, Sylvain Richard
Chagas disease is a neglected parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. New antitrypanosomal options are desirable to prevent complications, including a high rate of cardiomyopathy. Recently, a natural substance, lychnopholide, has shown therapeutic potential, especially when encapsulated in biodegradable polymeric nanocapsules. However, little is known regarding possible adverse effects of lychnopholide. Here we show that repeated-dose intravenous administration of free lychnopholide (2...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340483/improving-the-water-solubility-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-silymarin-by-nanoencapsulation
#20
Ji-Soo Lee, Da Young Hong, Eun Suh Kim, Hyeon Gyu Lee
The aims of this study were to improve the water solubility and antimicrobial activity of milk thistle silymarin by nanoencapsulation and to assess the functions of silymarin nanoparticle-containing film as an antimicrobial food-packaging agent. Silymarin nanoparticles were prepared using water-soluble chitosan (WCS) and poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA). As the WCS and silymarin concentrations increased, particle size and polydispersity index (PDI) significantly increased. Nanoencapsulation significantly improved the water solubility of silymarin 7...
March 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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