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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786931/real-time-monitoring-of-prodrug-activation-by-direct-mode-of-chemiluminescence
#1
Doron Shabat, Samer Gnaim, Anna Scomparin, Sayantan Das, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
The majority of theranostic prodrugs reported so far relay information through a fluorogenic response generated upon release of the active chemotherapeutic agent. A chemiluminescence detection mode offers significant advantages over fluorescence, mainly due to the superior signal-to-noise ratio of chemiluminescence. Here we report the design and synthesis of the first theranostic prodrug monitored by a chemiluminescence diagnostic mode. As a representative model we prepared a prodrug from the chemotherapeutic monomethyl auristatin E designed for activation by β-galactosidase...
May 22, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786788/transplantable-animal-studies-and-whole-body-optical-imaging-in-prostate-carcinoma
#2
Geertje van der Horst, Maaike van der Mark, Henry Cheung, Gabri van der Pluijm
Current treatments of advanced prostate cancer only marginally increase overall survival and can be regarded as predominantly palliative. Hence, there is an urgent need for novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of primary tumors and, more importantly perhaps, for the prevention of tumor progression and metastasis formation. Clinically relevant preclinical models are therefore urgently needed. An ideal, clinically relevant preclinical model would mimic the genetic and phenotypic changes that occur at the different stages of human prostate cancer progression and subsequent metastasis...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786715/cancer-cell-membrane-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-mr-nir-fluorescence-dual-modal-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785434/integration-of-phospholipid-hyaluronic-acid-methotrexate-nanocarrier-assembly-and-amphiphilic-drug-drug-conjugate-for-synergistic-targeted-delivery-and-combinational-tumor-therapy
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780259/delivery-of-bevacizumab-by-intracranial-injection-assessment-in-glioma-model
#5
Yu-Xiao Liu, Wen-Jia Liu, Hui-Ru Zhang, Zhi-Wen Zhang
Background: Many reports have indicated that the intravenous administration of bevacizumab produces a number of systemic side effects. Therefore, we investigated the therapeutic effects of intratumoral bevacizumab administration using a glioma animal model. Methods: The glioma cell lines U251 and U87 that carried luciferase were implanted into the brains of mice to develop glioma models. Glioma-bearing mice were treated with bevacizumab intravenously or intratumorally by Alzet micro-osmotic pumps, and the survival time of mice was monitored...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774663/dual-responsive-carbon-dot-for-ph-redox-triggered-fluorescence-imaging-with-controllable-photothermal-ablation-therapy-of-cancer
#6
Cheong A Choi, Jung Eun Lee, Zihnil Adha Islamy Mazrad, Young Kwang Kim, Insik In, Ji Hoon Jeong, Sung Young Park
We described fluorescence resonance energy transfer for pH/redox-activatable fluorescent carbon dot (FNP) to realize "off-on" switched imaging-guided controllable photothermal therapy (PTT). The FNP is a carbonized self-crosslinked polymer that allows IR825 loading (FNP[IR825]) via hydrophobic interactions in cancer therapy. The capability for fluorescence bioimaging was achieved via the internalization of FNP(IR825) into tumor cells, wherein glutathione (GSH) disulfide bonds were reduced and benzoic imine were cleaved under acidic conditions...
May 18, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770131/real-time-tracking-of-ex-vivo-expanded-natural-killer-cells-toward-human-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Tung Nguyen Thanh Uong, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Sung-Ja Ahn, Kyung Won Kim, Jung-Joon Min, Hoon Hyun, Mee Sun Yoon
Introduction: Ex vivo -expanded natural killer (NK) cells are a potential candidate for cancer immunotherapy based on high cytotoxicity against malignant tumor cells. However, a limited understanding of the migration of activated NK cells toward solid tumors is a critical dilemma in the development of effective and adoptive NK cell-based immunotherapy. Methods: Ex vivo -expanded NK cells from healthy donors were stained with near-infrared fluorophores at different concentrations...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766578/self-assembly-of-fluorescent-dehydroberberine-enhances-mitochondria-dependent-antitumor-efficacy
#8
Ruibing An, Zhanni Gu, Haifeng Sun, Yuxuan Hu, Runqi Yan, Deju Ye, Hong Liu
Selective imaging and inducing mitochondrial dysfunction in tumor cells using mitochondria-targeting probes has become as a promising approach for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Here, we report the design of a fluorescent berberine analog, dehydroberberine (DH-BBR), as a new mitochondria-targeting probe capable of self-assembling into monodisperse organic nanoparticles (DTNPs) upon integration with a lipophilic counter anion, allowing for enhanced fluorescence imaging and treatment of tumors in living mice. X-ray crystallography revealed that the self-assembly process was attributed to a synergy of different molecular interactions, including π-π stacking, O···π interaction and electrostatic interaction between DH-BBR and counter anions...
May 15, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757276/fluorescence-molecular-tomography-for-in-vivo-imaging-of-glioblastoma-xenografts
#9
Jorge A Benitez, Ciro Zanca, Jianhui Ma, Webster K Cavenee, Frank B Furnari
Tumorigenicity is the capability of cancer cells to form a tumor mass. A widely used approach to determine if the cells are tumorigenic is by injecting immunodeficient mice subcutaneously with cancer cells and measuring the tumor mass after it becomes visible and palpable. Orthotopic injections of cancer cells aim to introduce the xenograft in the microenvironment that most closely resembles the tissue of origin of the tumor being studied. Brain cancer research requires intracranial injection of cancer cells to allow the tumor formation and analysis in the unique microenvironment of the brain...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748577/reversible-glycosidic-switch-for-secure-delivery-of-molecular-nanocargos
#10
Pierre-Alain Burnouf, Yu-Lin Leu, Yu-Cheng Su, Kenneth Wu, Wei-Chi Lin, Steve R Roffler
Therapeutic drugs can leak from nanocarriers before reaching their cellular targets. Here we describe the concept of a chemical switch which responds to environmental conditions to alternate between a lipid-soluble state for efficient cargo loading and a water-soluble state for stable retention of cargos inside liposomes. A cue-responsive trigger allows release of the molecular cargo at specific cellular sites. We demonstrate the utility of a specific glycosidic switch for encapsulation of potent anticancer drugs and fluorescent compounds...
May 10, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740437/targeting-and-therapy-of-glioblastoma-in-a-mouse-model-using-exosomes-derived-from-natural-killer-cells
#11
Liya Zhu, Ji Min Oh, Prakash Gangadaran, Senthilkumar Kalimuthu, Se Hwan Baek, Shin Young Jeong, Sang-Woo Lee, Jaetae Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn
Objective: Glioblastoma is a highly aggressive primary brain tumor that is resistant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Natural killer (NK) cells have been used to treat incurable cancers. Recent studies have investigated the effectiveness of NK-cell-derived exosomes (NK-Exo) for treating incurable cancers such as melanoma, leukemia, and neuroblastoma; however, NK-Exo have not been used to treat glioblastoma. In the present study, we investigated the antitumor effects of NK-Exo against aggressive glioblastoma both in vitro and in vivo and determined the tumor-targeting ability of NK-Exo by performing fluorescence imaging...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737551/whole-body-and-local-hyperthermia-enhances-the-photosensitizing-efficacy-of-3-1-hexyloxy-ethyl-3-devinylpyropheophorbide-a-hpph
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Avinash Srivatsan, Arindam Sen, Ravindra R Cheruku, Joseph R Missert, Farukh A Durrani, Khurshid Guru, Ravindra K Pandey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated the impact of hyperthermia in photosensitizing efficacy of 3-[(1'-hexyloxy)ethyl-3-devinylpyropheophorbide-a (HPPH or Photochlor) for the treatment of cancer by photodynamic therapy (PDT). STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: The outcome of both whole body hyperthermia (WBH) and local hyperthermia (LH) in combination with HPPH-PDT was determined in BALB/c and nude mice bearing Colon26 and U87 tumors, respectively...
May 8, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733890/in-vivo-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-and-dynamic-quantification-of-pancreatic-metastatic-tumors-using-folic-acid-conjugated-biodegradable-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles
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Hanrui Li, Ke Li, Yunpeng Dai, Xinyi Xu, Xu Cao, Qi Zeng, Huyulong He, Liaojun Pang, Jimin Liang, Xueli Chen, Yonghua Zhan
Cancer metastasis is one of the biggest challenges in cancer treatments since it increases the likelihood that a patient will die from the disease. Therefore, the availability of techniques for the early detection and quantification of tumors is very important. We have prepared cyanine 7.5 NHS ester (Cy7.5 ) and folic acid (FA) conjugated biodegradable mesoporous silica nanoparticles (bMSN@Cy7.5 -FA NPs) (~100 nm) for visualizing tumors in vivo. The fluorescence spectra revealed that the emission peak of bMSN@Cy7...
May 4, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732881/catalytic-chemiluminescence-polymer-dots-for-ultrasensitive-in-vivo-imaging-of-intrinsic-reactive-oxygen-species-in-mice
#14
Lvping Cai, Liyun Deng, Xiangyi Huang, Jicun Ren
Chemiluminescence (CL) is a promising bioimaging method due to no interferences of light source and autofluorescence. However, compared to fluorescent emission, most CL reactions show short emission time and wavelength and weak emission intensity, which limit their applications in in vivo imaging. Here, we report mimic-enzyme catalytic CL polymer dots (hemin-Pdots) consisting of hemin and fluorescent conjugated polymer based on chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer. Hemin-Pdots show about 700-times enhanced CL and over10 hour light emission in the presence of CL substrates and H2O2...
May 7, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723251/spatiotemporal-assessment-of-spontaneous-metastasis-formation-using-multimodal-in-vivo-imaging-in-her2-and-triple-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-xenograft-models-in-mice
#15
Inga B Fricke, Raquel De Souza, Lais Costa Ayub, Giulio Francia, Robert Kerbel, David A Jaffray, Jinzi Zheng
BACKGROUND: Preclinical breast cancer models recapitulating the clinical course of metastatic disease are crucial for drug development. Highly metastatic cell lines forming spontaneous metastasis following orthotopic implantation were previously developed and characterized regarding their biological and histological characteristics. This study aimed to non-invasively and longitudinally characterize the spatiotemporal pattern of metastasis formation and progression in the MDA-MB-231-derived triple negative LM2-4 and HER2+ LM2-4H2N cell lines, using bioluminescence imaging (BLI), contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT), fluorescence imaging, and 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography ([18F]FDG-PET)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721096/first-in-human-study-of-pet-and-optical-dual-modality-image-guided-surgery-in-glioblastoma-using-68-ga-irdye800cw-bbn
#16
Deling Li, Jingjing Zhang, Chongwei Chi, Xiong Xiao, Junmei Wang, Lixin Lang, Iqbal Ali, Gang Niu, Liwei Zhang, Jie Tian, Nan Ji, Zhaohui Zhu, Xiaoyuan Chen
Purpose : Despite the use of fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS), maximum safe resection of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains a major challenge. It has restricted surgeons between preoperative diagnosis and intraoperative treatment. Currently, an integrated approach combining preoperative assessment with intraoperative guidance would be a significant step in this direction. Experimental design : We developed a novel 68 Ga-IRDye800CW-BBN PET/near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) dual-modality imaging probe targeting gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) in GBM...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721082/a-novel-theranostic-combination-of-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-and-laser-irradiation-targeting-c-kit-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#17
Shota Fujimoto, Naoki Muguruma, Koichi Okamoto, Takeshi Kurihara, Yasushi Sato, Yoshihiko Miyamoto, Shinji Kitamura, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Takahiro Taguchi, Koichi Tsuneyama, Tetsuji Takayama
It is difficult to distinguish gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) from other types of submucosal tumors under conventional gastrointestinal endoscopy. We aimed to detect GISTs by molecular fluorescence imaging using a near-infrared (NIR) photosensitizer (IR700)-conjugated anti-c-KIT antibody and to treat GISTs by photoimmunotherapy with NIR irradiation as a non-invasive theranostic procedure. We also investigated the therapeutic mechanisms. Methods: Human GIST cell lines GIST-T1 and GIST-882M were incubated with IR700-conjugated anti-c-KIT antibody, IR700-12A8, and observed by confocal laser microscopy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721074/polyamine-targeting-gefitinib-prodrug-and-its-near-infrared-fluorescent-theranostic-derivative-for-monitoring-drug-delivery-and-lung-cancer-therapy
#18
Xinyu Song, Xiaoyue Han, Fabiao Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Lingxin Chen, Changjun Lv
The therapy of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is challenging because of poor prognosis. There are urgent demands for targeting anti-tumor drugs with reliable efficacy and clear pharmacokinetics. Methods : We designed and synthesized an active tumor-targeting prodrug for the precision therapy of NSCLC. The prodrug polyamine analog Gefitinib (PPG) was derived from the conjugation between a tumor-targeting ligand polyamine analog (PA) and an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor Gefitinib via a cleavable disulfide linker...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706843/nirf-optical-pet-dual-modal-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-heptamethine-carbocyanine-dye
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Caiqin Zhang, Yong Zhao, Ningning Zhao, Dengxu Tan, He Zhang, Xue Chen, Hai Zhang, Jiaze An, Changhong Shi, Mengbin Li
Combining near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) and nuclear imaging techniques provides a novel approach for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) diagnosis. Here, we report the synthesis and characteristics of a dual-modality NIRF optical/positron emission tomography (PET) imaging probe using heptamethine carbocyanine dye and verify its feasibility in both nude mice and rabbits with orthotopic xenograft liver cancer. This dye, MHI-148, is an effective cancer-specific NIRF imaging agent and shows preferential uptake and retention in liver cancer...
2018: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697248/tumor-activated-water-soluble-photosensitizers-for-near-infrared-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
#20
Hu Xiong, Kejin Zhou, Yunfeng Yan, Jason B Miller, Daniel John Siegwart
Current photosensitizers (PS) for photodynamic therapy (PDT) are limited by their low water solubility and tendency to aggregate, low near-infrared (NIR) absorption, and low cancer selectivity. Here we designed iodinated, water-soluble NIR BODIPY-based PSs to achieve image-guided and efficient PDT against cancer in vivo that is enhanced by leveraging tumor specific pH-responsive activation. PEG2k5c-I and PEG2k5c-OMe-I localized to tumors and were activated by acidic pH in the tumor microenvironment to produce 1O2 and fluorescence for efficient PDT and effective cancer detection after intravenous administration...
April 26, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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