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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908581/sonodynamic-inactivation-of-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria-using-a-rose-bengal-antimicrobial-peptide-conjugate
#1
David Costley, Heather Nesbitt, Nigel Ternan, James Dooley, Ying-Ying Huang, Michael R Hamblin, Anthony P McHale, John F Callan
Combating antimicrobial resistance is one of the most serious public health challenges facing society today. The development of new antibiotics or alternative techniques that can help combat antimicrobial resistance is being prioritised by many governments and stakeholders across the globe. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy is one such technique that has received considerable attention but is limited by the inability of light to penetrate through human tissue, reducing its effectiveness when used to treat deep-seated infections...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902468/synthesis-of-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-and-mri-detection-of-bladder-cancer
#2
Chen Ding, Kaijie Wu, Weiyi Wang, Zhenfeng Guan, Lei Wang, Xinyang Wang, Rong Wang, Li Liu, Jinhai Fan
Bladder cancer is the most common malignancy of the urinary tract for which the accurate measurement of minimal residual disease is critical to treatment and determining prognosis. Although cystoscope examination and voided urine cytology remain the current standard of care for detecting residual disease, these approaches are limited by mechanical trauma and lack sensitivity. To develop a new accurate noninvasive method, we developed a novel contrast agent where the surface of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles is functionalized with a bladder cancer-specific fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled cell penetrating peptide (CPP)-polyarginine peptides (R11) for active targeting and imaging...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900805/effect-of-preorganized-charge-display-on-the-cell-penetrating-properties-of-cationic-peptides
#3
Yvonne A Nagel, Philipp S Raschle, Helma Wennemers
The effect of preorganized versus undefined charge display on the cellular uptake of cationic cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) was investigated by comparing conformationally well-defined guanidinylated oligoprolines with flexible oligoarginines. Flow cytometry and confocal microscopy studies with different cancer cell lines (HeLa, MCF-7, and HT-29) showed that preorganization of cationic charges in lateral distances of ≈9 Å enhanced the cellular uptake of CPPs. Binding affinity measurements revealed tighter binding of analogues of cell-surface glycans to the guanidinylated octaproline with localized charges compared to flexible octaarginine, a finding that was further correlated to the cellular uptake by studies with CHO cells deficient in glycans on the outer plasma membrane...
November 30, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899989/tumor-penetration-and-antitumor-efficacy-of-cetuximab-are-enhanced-by-co-administered-irgd-in-a-murine-model-of-human-nsclc
#4
Yang Zhang, Jie Yang, Manhua Ding, Liantao Li, Zheng Lu, Qing Zhang, Junnian Zheng
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality, worldwide. For this reason, novel therapies are required for the treatment of this devastating disease. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is overexpressed in a variety of solid tumors, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The therapeutic efficacy of cetuximab for NSCLC is limited to use as a monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapy. The objective of the present study was to develop a novel strategy to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cetuximab for NSCLC by a co-administration with the tumor-penetrating internalizing RGD peptide (iRGD)...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899251/improved-breast-cancer-cell-specific-intracellular-drug-delivery-and-therapeutic-efficacy-by-coupling-decoration-with-cell-penetrating-peptide-and-sp90-peptide
#5
Li-Qiang Fan, Guo-Xiu Du, Peng-Fei Li, Ming-Wei Li, Yao Sun, Li-Ming Zhao
Lack of satisfactory specificity towards tumor cells and poor intracellular delivery efficacy are the major drawbacks with conventional cancer chemotherapy. Conjugated anticancer drugs to targeting moieties e.g. to peptides with the ability to recognize cancer cells and to cell penetrating peptide can improve these characteristics, respectively. Combining a tumor homing peptide with an appropriate cell-penetrating peptide can enhance the tumor-selective internalization efficacy of the carrying cargo molecules...
November 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895484/the-effect-of-dexamethasone-cell-penetrating-peptide-nanoparticles-on-gene-delivery-for-inner-ear-therapy
#6
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/27894924/antidepressant-like-effects-exerted-by-the-intranasal-administration-of-a-glucagon-like-peptide-2-derivative-containing-cell-penetrating-peptides-and-a-penetration-accelerating-sequence-in-mice
#7
Sachie Sasaki-Hamada, Ryuji Nakamura, Yusuke Nakao, Toshiki Akimoto, Emi Sanai, Mio Nagai, Michiko Horiguchi, Chikamasa Yamashita, Jun-Ichiro Oka
The intracerebroventicular (i.c.v.) administration of glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) to rodents was shown to have antidepressant-like effects in imipramine-resistant depression-model mice. In order to utilize GLP-2 as a clinical treatment tool for depression, we herein focused on the intranasal delivery that is non-invasive approach, because the i.c.v. administration is invasive and impractical. In the present study, we prepared a GLP-2 derivative containing cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) and a penetration accelerating sequence (PAS) (PAS-CPPs-GLP-2) for the intranasal (i...
November 25, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893441/engineering-tumor-cell-targeting-in-nanoscale-amyloidal-materials
#8
Ugutz Unzueta, Joaquin Seras-Franzoso, María Virtudes Céspedes, Paolo Saccardo, Francisco Cortés, Fabián Rueda, Elena Garcia-Fruitós, Neus Ferrer-Miralles, Ramon Mangues, Esther Vázquez, Antonio Villaverde
Bacterial inclusion bodies are non-toxic, mechanically stable and functional protein amyloids within the nanoscale size range that are able to naturally penetrate into mammalian cells, where they deliver the embedded protein in a functional form. The potential use of inclusion bodies in protein delivery or protein replacement therapies is strongly impaired by the absence of specificity in cell binding and penetration, thus preventing targeting. To address this issue, we have here explored whether the genetic fusion of two tumor-homing peptides, the CXCR4 ligands R9 and T22, to an inclusion body-forming green fluorescent protein (GFP), would keep the interaction potential and the functionality of the fused peptides and then confer CXCR4 specificity in cell binding and further uptake of the materials...
November 28, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890856/sirna-cell-penetrating-peptides-complexes-as-a-combinatorial-therapy-against-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-using-bv173-cell-line-as-model
#9
João Miguel Freire, Inês Rego de Figueiredo, Javier Valle, Ana Salomé Veiga, David Andreu, Francisco J Enguita, Miguel A R B Castanho
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder caused by a single gene mutation, a reciprocal translocation that originates the Bcr-Abl gene with constitutive tyrosine kinase activity. As a monogenic disease, it is an optimum target for RNA silencing therapy. We developed a siRNA-based therapeutic approach in which the siRNA is delivered by pepM or pepR, two cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) derived from the dengue virus capsid (DENV C) protein. These peptides have a dual role: siRNA delivery into cells and direct action as bioportides, i...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889841/the-function-of-activatable-cell-penetrating-peptides-in-human-intrahepatic-bile-duct-epithelial-cells
#10
Kui Tu, Lijin Zhao, Jin Gu, Pengzhan Yan, Fang Wang, Yu Cao
This study aimed to investigate the function of Activatable Cell-Penetrating Peptides (ACPP) in detecting the changes of human intrahepatic bile duct epithelial cell(hIBDEC). ACPP, which target matrix metalloproteinases, were constructed. All were labeled with FITC and Gd-DTPA at the N-terminal. Fluorescence microscopy was used to observe the fluorescence intensity inside hIBDEC after stimulating with different concentrations of LPS and incubating with different concentrations of ACPP to determine the optimal concentration range for LPS stimulation and the optimal concentration for FITC-ACPP effect...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887988/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-delivery-of-therapeutic-proteins-using-cell-penetrating-peptides
#11
REVIEW
Azam Bolhassani, Behnaz Sadat Jafarzade, Golnaz Mardani
The failure of proteins to penetrate mammalian cells or target tumor cells restricts their value as therapeutic tools in a variety of diseases such as cancers. Recently, protein transduction domains (PTDs) or cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) have been shown to promote the delivery of therapeutic proteins or peptides into live cells. The successful delivery of proteins mainly depends on their physicochemical properties. Although, linear cell penetrating peptides are one of the most effective delivery vehicles; but currently, cyclic CPPs has been developed to potently transport bioactive full-length proteins into cells...
November 22, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886311/flexible-synthesis-of-cationic-peptide-porphyrin-derivatives-for-light-triggered-drug-delivery-and-photodynamic-therapy
#12
R Dondi, E Yaghini, K M Tewari, L Wang, F Giuntini, M Loizidou, A J MacRobert, I M Eggleston
Efficient syntheses of cell-penetrating peptide-porphyrin conjugates are described using a variety of bioconjugation chemistries. This provides a flexible means to convert essentially hydrophobic tetrapyrolle photosensitisers into amphiphilic derivatives which are well-suited for use in light-triggered drug delivery by photochemical internalisation (PCI) and targeted photodynamic therapy (PDT).
November 25, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885926/short-polyhistidine-peptides-penetrate-effectively-into-nicotiana-tabacum-cultured-cells-and-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-cells
#13
Sayaka Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kawano, Takashi Iwasaki
The polyhistidine peptides (PHPs) have been previously reported as novel cell-penetrating peptides and are efficiently internalized into mammal cells; however, penetration of PHPs into other cell types is unknown. In this study, the cellular uptake of PHPs in plant and yeast cells was found to be dependent on the number of histidines, and short PHPs (H6-H10 peptides) showed effective internalization. The H8 peptide showed the highest cell-penetrating capacity and localized to vacuoles in plant and yeast cells...
January 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881484/cell-penetrating-peptides-recruit-type-a-scavenger-receptors-to-the-plasma-membrane-for-cellular-delivery-of-nucleic-acids
#14
Carmen Juks, Annely Lorents, Piret Arukuusk, Ülo Langel, Margus Pooga
Scavenger receptors (SRs) are a large family of multifunctional receptors that are involved in a range of physiologic and pathologic processes. The ability of class A scavenger receptors (SRs)-As to bind anionic ligands facilitates the internalization of negatively charged cell-penetrating peptide (CPP)-nucleic acid nanocomplexes and thus makes them attractive targets for delivery of various nucleic acids. Recently, we demonstrated that SR-A3 and SR-A5 are recruited from intracellular membranes to the plasma membrane after incubation with PepFect 14-splice-switching oligonucleotide complexes...
November 23, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877876/enhanced-cellular-uptake-of-lactosomes-using-cell-penetrating-peptides
#15
Akiya Akahoshi, Eiji Matsuura, Eiichi Ozeki, Hayato Matsui, Kazunori Watanabe, Takashi Ohtsuki
Polymeric micelles that are composed of synthetic polymers are generally size controllable and can be easily modified for various applications. Lactosomes (A3B-type) are biodegradable polymeric micelles composed of an amphipathic polymer, including three poly(sarcosine) blocks and a poly(l-lactic acid) block. Lactosomes accumulate in tumors in vivo through the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect, even on frequently administering them. However, lactosomes cannot be efficiently internalized by cells...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874065/antimicrobial-peptide-potency-is-facilitated-by-greater-conformational-flexibility-when-binding-to-gram-negative-bacterial-inner-membranes
#16
Sarah-Beth T A Amos, Louic S Vermeer, Philip M Ferguson, Justyna Kozlowska, Matthew Davy, Tam T Bui, Alex F Drake, Christian D Lorenz, A James Mason
The interaction of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with the inner membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is a key determinant of their abilities to exert diverse bactericidal effects. Here we present a molecular level understanding of the initial target membrane interaction for two cationic α-helical AMPs that share structural similarities but have a ten-fold difference in antibacterial potency towards Gram-negative bacteria. The binding and insertion from solution of pleurocidin or magainin 2 to membranes representing the inner membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, comprising a mixture of 128 anionic and 384 zwitterionic lipids, is monitored over 100 ns in all atom molecular dynamics simulations...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871835/development-of-flexible-nanocarriers-for-sirna-delivery-into-tumor-tissue
#17
Hyunkyung Jung, Yuri Shimatani, Mahadi Hasan, Kohei Uno, Susumu Hama, Kentaro Kogure
Various non-viral delivery systems for small interfering RNAs (siRNA) have been developed. Such delivery systems generally exhibit tightly formed spherical structures. While such carriers have demonstrated good transfection activity in mono-layered cell systems, effects against solid tumors are often less apparent and difficult to demonstrate, likely due to the rigid structures of the carriers, which may prevent penetration to deeper regions within tumor tissue. Herein, we developed a flexible nanocarrier (FNC) system that is able to penetrate to deeper regions within tumor tissue...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870530/coiled-coil-mediated-activation-of-oligo-arginine-cell-penetrating-peptides
#18
Saskia Bode, Ilmar Kruis, Hans Adams, Wilbert Boelens, Ger Pruijn, Jan Van Hest, Dennis Lowik
A supramolecular approach was undertaken to create functionally activatable cell-penetrating peptides. Two tetra-arginines were assembled into an active cell-penetrating peptide by hetero-dimerizing leucine zippers. Three different leucine zipper pairs were evaluated of which the activation was found to be dependent on the association constant of the coiled-coil peptides. The weaker binding peptides required an additional disulfide linkage to educe cell-penetrating capacity, whereas for the most stable coiled-coil no additional stabilization was needed...
November 21, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866548/-effect-of-heme-oxygenase-1-transduced-by-cell-penetrating-peptide-pep-1-on-renal-injury-in-rats-with-acute-paraquat-poisoning
#19
X Wang, Y X Zhao, H X Li, A J Li, S Liu, H M Chen, W Z Cui
Objective: To study the effects of heme oxygenase-1 transduced by cell penetrating peptide PEP-1 on renal injury in acute paraquat-induced rats. Methods: The fusion protein PEP-1/HO-1 was manufactured by genetic engineering methods. One hundred and twenty-six healthy adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats (63 male, 63 female) were randomly divided into three groups: (1) Control group: 42 rats, (2) Poisoned group: 42 rats, (3) PEP-1/HO-1 intervention group: 42 rats. The rats in Poisoned group and intervention group were treated intraperitoneally with paraquat (25 mg/kg) deliquated with normal saline...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866326/the-neuroprotective-peptide-poly-arginine-12-r12-reduces-cell-surface-levels-of-nmda-nr2b-receptor-subunit-in-cortical-neurons-investigation-into-the-involvement-of-endocytic-mechanisms
#20
Gabriella MacDougall, Ryan S Anderton, Adam B Edwards, Neville W Knuckey, Bruno P Meloni
We have previously reported that cationic poly-arginine and arginine-rich cell-penetrating peptides display high-level neuroprotection and reduce calcium influx following in vitro excitotoxicity, as well as reduce brain injury in animal stroke models. Using the neuroprotective peptides poly-arginine R12 (R12) and the NR2B9c peptide fused to the arginine-rich carrier peptide TAT (TAT-NR2B9c; also known as NA-1), we investigated the mechanisms whereby poly-arginine and arginine-rich peptides reduce glutamate-induced excitotoxic calcium influx...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
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