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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926684/metrology-of-multiphoton-microscopes-using-second-harmonic-generation-nanoprobes
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Pierre Mahou, Guy Malkinson, Élodie Chaudan, Thierry Gacoin, Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Willy Supatto
In multiphoton microscopy, the ongoing trend toward the use of excitation wavelengths spanning the entire near-infrared range calls for new standards in order to quantify and compare the performances of microscopes. This article describes a new method for characterizing the imaging properties of multiphoton microscopes over a broad range of excitation wavelengths in a straightforward and efficient manner. It demonstrates how second harmonic generation (SHG) nanoprobes can be used to map the spatial resolution, field curvature, and chromatic aberrations across the microscope field of view with a precision below the diffraction limit and with unique advantages over methods based on fluorescence...
September 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920988/fluorogenic-nir-probes-based-on-1-2-4-5-tetrazine-substituted-bf2-azadipyrromethenes
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Dan Wu, Donal F O'Shea
A series of 1,2,4,5-tetrazine integrated near infrared (NIR) fluorophores based on the BF2 azadipyrromethene (NIR-AZA) class has been synthesised and their ability to modulate emission from low to high in response to Diels-Alder cycloaditions has been assessed. Substituents on the tetrazine component of the probe (Cl, OMe, p-NO2C6H4O) were seen to strongly influence quantum yields, fluorescence enhancement factors, and rates of cycloadditions. Cycloadditions between tetrazine-NIR-AZA constructs and a strained alkyne substrate were seen to be highly efficient in organic or aqueous solutions and in gels with high fluorescence enhancements of up to 48-fold observed...
September 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920748/investigation-of-the-transport-and-absorption-of-angelica-sinensis-polysaccharide-through-gastrointestinal-tract-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#3
Kaiping Wang, Fang Cheng, Xianglin Pan, Tao Zhou, Xiqiu Liu, Ziming Zheng, Li Luo, Yu Zhang
To investigate the absorption and delivery of ASP in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, cASP was successfully synthesized by chemically modifying with succinic anhydride and then conjugating with a near infrared fluorescent dye Cy5.5. Then, the capacity of oral absorption of cASP was evaluated. The results demonstrated that cASP had low toxicity and no disruption on the integrity of cell membrane. The endocytosis of cASP into the epithelial cells was time- and energy-dependent, which was mediated by macropinocytosis pathway and clathrin- and caveolae (or lipid raft)-related routes...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920604/a-ratiometric-fluorescent-ph-probe-based-on-keto-enol-tautomerization-for-imaging-of-living-cells-in-extreme-acidity
#4
Zong-Xuan Tong, Wei Liu, Hui Huang, Hong-Zong Chen, Xian-Jun Liu, Yong-Qing Kuang, Jian-Hui Jiang
6-(Diethylamino)-2,3-dihydro-1H-xanthene-4-carbaldehyde (DDXC), a reported synthetic intermediate for near-infrared fluorescent dyes, was developed into a fluorescent pH probe for extreme acidity. The unique sensing mechanism of DDXC for pH is based on the reversible protonation of the carbonyl oxygen followed by keto-enol tautomerization. The probe displays a linear ratiometric fluorescence response (I512/I580) to H(+) over the extremely acidic range of pH 2.0-4.0 with a pKa of 3.11, and features high fluorescence quantum yield (Φ = 0...
September 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920426/methotrexate-camptothecin-prodrug-nanoassemblies-as-a-versatile-nanoplatform-for-biomodal-imaging-guided-self-active-targeted-and-synergistic-chemotherapy
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Yang Li, Jinyan Lin, Jinyuan Ma, Liang Song, Huirong Lin, Bowen Tang, Dengyue Chen, Guanghao Su, Shefang Ye, Xuan Zhu, Fang-Hong Luo, Zhenqing Hou
"All-in-one" carrier-free-based nano-multi-drug self-delivery system could combine triple advantages of small molecules, nanoscale characteristics, and synergistic combination therapy together. Researches have showed that dual-acting small molecular methotrexate (MTX) could target and kill the folate receptors-overexpressing cancer cells. Inspired by this mechanism, a novel collaborative "early-phase tumor-selective targeting and late-phase synergistic anticancer" approach was developed for the self-assembly of chemotherapeutic drug-drug conjugate, which showed various advantages of more simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility over the conventional approach that was only based on single or combination cancer chemotherapy...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919095/laparoscopic-near-infrared-fluorescent-imaging-as-an-alternative-option-for-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-in-endometrial-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Salih Taşkın, Yavuz Emre Şükür, Duygu Altın, Cevriye Cansız Ersöz, Batuhan Turgay, Duygu Kankaya, Mete Güngör, Fırat Ortaç
BACKGROUND: To evaluate feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping by using near-infrared fluorescent imaging and indocyanine green (NIR/ICG) integrated laparoscopic system in clinically uterine-confined endometrial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with clinically early-stage endometrial cancer were included in this prospective study. ICG was injected to the uterine cervix and NIR/ICG integrated laparoscopic system (Spies Full HD D-Light P ICG technology, Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) was used during the operations...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916656/chemotherapy-induced-macrophage-infiltration-into-tumors-enhances-nanographene-based-photodynamic-therapy
#7
Yang Zhao, Chenran Zhang, Liquan Gao, Xinhe Yu, Jianhao Lai, Dehua Lu, Rui Bao, Yanpu Wang, Bing Jia, Fan Wang, Zhaofei Liu
Increased recruitment of tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) to tumors following chemotherapy promotes tumor resistance and recurrence and correlates with poor prognosis. TAM depletion suppresses tumor growth, but is not highly effective due to the effects of tumorigenic mediators from other stromal sources. Here we report that adoptive macrophage transfer led to a dramatically enhanced photodynamic therapy (PDT) effect of 2-(1-hexyloxyethyl)-2-devinyl pyropheophor-bide-alpha (HPPH)-coated polyethylene glycosylated nanographene oxide [GO(HPPH)-PEG] by increasing its tumor accumulation...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915667/assessment-of-near-infrared-fluorophores-to-study-the-biodistribution-and-tumor-targeting-of-an-il13-receptor-%C3%AE-2-antibody-by-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Parul Gupta, Jo-Ann Wentland, Mauricio Leal, Dangshe Ma, Rachel Roach, Antonio Esparza, Lindsay King, Mary E Spilker, Cedo Bagi, Christopher T Winkelmann, Anand Giddabasappa
Non-invasive imaging using radiolabels is a common technique used to study the biodistribution of biologics. Due to the limited shelf-life of radiolabels and the requirements of specialized labs, non-invasive optical imaging is an attractive alternative for preclinical studies. Previously, we demonstrated the utility of fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) an optical imaging modality in evaluating the biodistribution of antibody-drug conjugates. As FMT is a relatively new technology, few fluorophores have been validated for in vivo imaging...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915639/heptamethine-carbocyanine-dz-1-dye-for-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jiaze An, Ningning Zhao, Caiqin Zhang, Yong Zhao, Dengxu Tan, Ya Zhao, Bing Bai, Hai Zhang, Boyang Jason Wu, Changhong Shi
Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) dyes have recently emerged as promising tools for non-invasive imaging of different types of cancers. Here, we explored the potential utility of a NIRF DZ-1 dye, with dual imaging and tumour targeting functions, in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We showed the preferential uptake of DZ-1 by HCC cells in vitro and in derived subcutaneous/orthotopic tumour xenografts, accompanied by a minimal effect on normal cells. DZ-1 simplified tumour growth profiling as well, since we were able to correlate NIRF signals with tumour volume and/or tumour-emitting luminescence in mice...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911828/laparoscopic-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-with-indocyanine-green-icg-using-ispies-platform-the-initial-experience-in-argentina
#10
Julian Di Guilmi, Maria Cecilia Darin, Maria Toscano, Gustavo Maya
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the initial experience in Argentina using the iSpies ICG platform in performing sentinel lymph node mapping in early-stage cervical cancer. Design Step-by-step video and pictures BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic and robotic sentinel lymph node mapping using ICG has been shown to be safe and feasible. However, the use of fluorescent imaging through a minimally invasive approach in developing countries is very limited given the cost restrictions of acquiring the near infrared technology and the fluorescent dyes...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905964/development-and-applications-of-a-near-infrared-dye-benzylguanine-conjugate-to-specifically-label-snap-tagged-proteins
#11
Xinbo Song, Hui Bian, Chao Wang, Mingyu Hu, Ning Li, Yi Xiao
Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probes are advantageous over visible ones, for they can avoid the interference from the short-wavelength background emission in biological systems. However, there are a very limited number of NIR probes that can specifically label target proteins in living cells. In this work, a series of long-wavelength dyes (N-NIR, S-NIR, and K-NIR) analogous to the novel Changsha NIR family are synthesized conveniently through a new approach that is different from the previously reported one...
September 14, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902791/initial-features-of-hepatic-metastases-from-pancreatic-cancer-histological-and-radiolographical-appraisal-of-hepatic-micrometastases-detected-by-real-time-fluorescent-imaging
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Tomohiro Katada, Hideki Hashidate, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Natsuru Sudo, Koko Mitsuma, Tetsuya Otani
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of primary-stage hepatic metastases from gastrointestinal cancers may provide clues to their formation. We investigated initial features of hepatic metastases from pancreatic cancer by examining the histologies of radiographically occult hepatic micrometastases. METHODS: We examined 133 consecutive pancreatic cancer patients with no evident hepatic metastases on preoperative imaging. An indocyanine green near-infrared camera system was used to detect hepatic metastases during surgery; preoperatively acquired images of patients were then retrospectively reviewed...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901721/bioluminescence-resonance-energy-transfer-bret-coupled-annexin-v-functionalized-quantum-dots-for-near-infrared-optical-detection-of-apoptotic-cells
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Takashi Jin, Setsuko Tsuboi
Deregulation in apoptosis induces numerous diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. The detection of apoptotic cells is crucial for understanding the mechanism of those diseases and for therapy development. Although optical imaging using visible-emitting fluorescent probes such as FITC-labeled annexin V is widely used for the detection of apoptotic cells, there are a very limited probes that can be used in near-infrared (NIR) region over 700 nm. Compared with visible light, NIR light is highly permeable in turbid biological samples and tissues...
September 13, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890866/improving-brain-delivery-of-biomolecules-via-bbb-modulation-in-mouse-and-rat-detection-using-mri-nirf-and-mass-spectrometry
#14
Kavisha R Ulapane, Ngoc On, Paul Kiptoo, Todd D Williams, Donald W Miller, Teruna J Siahaan
There is an urgent need to develop new and alternative methods to deliver functional biomolecules to the brain for diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases. The goal of this study was to evaluate the activity of blood-brain barrier (BBB) modulators (i.e., HAV and ADT peptides) to deliver functional biomolecules (i.e., galbumin, IRdye800cw-cLABL, and cIBR7) to the brains of mice and rats. HAV6, cHAVc3, and ADTC5 peptides but not HAV4 peptide significantly enhanced the brain delivery of 65 kDa galbumin compared to control in Balb/c mice as quantified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2017: Nanotheranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886423/molecular-imaging-of-colorectal-tumors-by-targeting-colon-cancer-secreted-protein-2-ccsp-2
#15
Jaeil Kim, Eun-Ju Do, Helen Moinova, Sang Mun Bae, Ja Young Kang, Seung-Mo Hong, Stephen P Fink, Jinmyoung Joo, Young-Ah Suh, Se Jin Jang, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Byong Duk Ye, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Jaewon Choe, Suk-Kyun Yang, Sanford D Markowitz, Sang-Yeob Kim, Seung-Jae Myung
A versatile biomarker for detecting colonic adenoma and colon cancer has yet to be developed. Colon cancer secreted protein-2 (CCSP-2) is a protein specifically expressed and secreted in colon adenomas and cancers. We developed a fluorescent imaging method based on CCSP-2 targeting for a more sensitive and specific detection of colorectal tumors. CCSP-2 expression was evaluated in human colon adenoma and colorectal specimens. Anti-CCSP-2 antibody was labeled with a near-infrared fluorescent dye, FPR-675, and molecular imaging of surgical human colorectal tumors was performed...
September 4, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884622/ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-noninvasive-imaging-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibition-on-colon-tumorigenesis-using-activatable-near-infrared-fluorescent-probes
#16
Shengli Ding, Randall E Blue, Emily Moorefield, Hong Yuan, Pauline K Lund
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging combined with enzyme-activatable NIRF probes has yielded promising results in cancer detection. OBJECTIVE: To test whether 3-dimensional (3-D) noninvasive in vivo NIRF imaging can detect effects of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor on both polypoid and flat tumor load in azoxymethane (AOM)-induced colon tumors or tumors in Apc(Min/+) mice. METHODS: The AOM-injected KK-HIJ mice received EGFR inhibitor diet or chow diet...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883215/cytokine-response-to-diet-and-exercise-affects-atheromatous-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-9-activity-in-mice
#17
Soo-Min Shon, Hee Jeong Jang, Dawid Schellingerhout, Jeong-Yeon Kim, Wi-Sun Ryu, Su-Kyoung Lee, Jiwon Kim, Jin-Yong Park, Ji Hye Oh, Jeong Wook Kang, Kang-Hoon Je, Jung E Park, Kwangmeyung Kim, Ick Chan Kwon, Juneyoung Lee, Matthias Nahrendorf, Jong-Ho Park, Dong-Eog Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to identify the principal circulating factors that modulate atheromatous matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity in response to diet and exercise.Methods and Results:Apolipoprotein-E knock-out (ApoE(-/-)) mice (n=56) with pre-existing plaque, fed either a Western diet (WD) or normal diet (ND), underwent either 10 weeks of treadmill exercise or had no treatment. Atheromatous MMP activity was visualized using molecular imaging with a MMP-2/9 activatable near-infrared fluorescent (NIRF) probe...
September 5, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877655/developing-a-strategy-for-interventional-molecular-imaging-of-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-atherosclerosis
#18
Samata S Pandey, Dorian O Haskard, Ramzi Y Khamis
The identification of vulnerable coronary artery atherosclerotic plaques offers the prospect of either localized or systematic therapeutic targeting in order to prevent myocardial infarction. Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis adds to morphological imaging by focusing on the immunobiology hidden in and behind the endothelium and therefore may be able to improve the identification of prospective culprit lesions. Our focus has been on identifying arterial accumulation of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) by exploiting advances in knowledge of vascular pathobiology...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876888/design-of-surface-coatable-nir-responsive-fluorescent-nanoparticles-with-pei-passivation-for-bacterial-detection-and-killing
#19
Zihnil Adha Islamy Mazrad, Cheong A Choi, Yong Min Kwon, Insik In, Kang Dae Lee, Sung Young Park
The ability to quickly detect and kill bacteria is crucial in the realm of antibiotic resistance. In this study, we synthesized a detection probe consisting of polyethylenimine (PEI)-passivated polydopamine-based fluorescent carbon (FDA:PEI) nanoparticles, generating a cationic adhesive material for bacterial detection that is surface-coatable, photothermal, and antibacterial. The cationic FDA:PEI nanoparticles effectively bound to the anionic bacterial cell wall, resulting in a dramatic quenching effect visible in fluorescence spectra and confocal images...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874076/multimodal-fluorescence-and-bioluminescence-imaging-reveals-transfection-potential-of-intratracheally-administered-polyplexes-for-breast-cancer-lung-metastases
#20
Antonia Geyer, Alexander Taschauer, Fatih Alioglu, Martina Anton, Julia Maier, Elisabeth Drothler, Manuela Simlinger, Sümeyye Yavuz, Haider Sami, Manfred Ogris
Local delivery of anticancer agents or gene therapeutics to lung tumors can circumvent side effects or accumulation in non-target organs, but accessibility via the alveolar side of blood-air barrier remains challenging. Polyplexes based on plasmid and linear polyethylenimine (LPEI) transfect healthy lung tissue when applied intravenously in the mouse, but direct delivery into the lungs results in low transfection of lung tissue. Nevertheless, LPEI could offer the potential to selectively transfect lung tumors, if accessible by the alveolar side...
September 6, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
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