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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821875/convenient-and-effective-icgylation-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
#1
Hye Sun Park, Jongwoo Kim, Mi Young Cho, Hyunseung Lee, Sang Hwan Nam, Yung Doug Suh, Kwan Soo Hong
Nanoprobes used for biomedical applications usually require surface modifications with amphiphilic surfactants or inorganic coating materials to enhance their biocompatibility. We proposed a facile synthetic approach for the phase transfer of hydrophobic magnetic nanoparticles by the direct adherence of fluorescent probes, without any chemical modifications, for use as a magnetic resonance (MR)/near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence bimodal imaging contrast agent. Indocyanine green (ICG) was used not only as an optical component for NIR imaging, but also as a surfactant for phase transfer with no superfluous moiety: we therefore called the process "ICGylation"...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820223/a-dual-modal-silver-bumpy-nanoprobe-for-photoacoustic-imaging-and-sers-multiplexed-identification-of-in-vivo-lymph-nodes
#2
Myeong Geun Cha, Seunghyun Lee, Sungjo Park, Homan Kang, Sung Gun Lee, Cheolhwan Jeong, Yoon-Sik Lee, Chulhong Kim, Dae Hong Jeong
Multimodal imaging can provide complementary biomedical information which has huge potential in pre-clinical and clinical imaging and sensing. In this study, we introduce dual modal NIR silver bumpy nanoprobes for in vivo imaging and multiplexed detection of biomolecules by both photoacoustic imaging (PAI) and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) techniques. For this study, we used silica-coated silver bumpy nanoshell probes (AgNS@SiO2). AgNS@SiO2 have strong NIR-absorption and scattering properties compared with other nanostructures, and therefore, can be a good candidate for photoacoustic (PA) and SERS multimodal imaging...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814136/hybrid-core-shell-nanoparticles-entrapping-gd-dtpa-and-18-f-fdg-for-simultaneous-pet-mri-acquisitions
#3
Donatella Vecchione, Marco Aiello, Carlo Cavaliere, Emanuele Nicolai, Paolo Antonio Netti, Enza Torino
AIM: Although there has been an improvement in the hardware and software of the PET/MRI system, the development of the nanoprobes exploiting the simultaneous acquisition of the bimodal data is still under investigation. Moreover, few studies on biocompatible and clinically relevant probes are available. This work presents a core-shell polymeric nanocarrier with improved relaxometric properties for simultaneous PET/MRI acquisitions. MATERIALS & METHODS: Core-shell nanoparticles entrapping the Gd-DTPA and (18)F-FDG are obtained by a complex coacervation...
August 17, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809545/plasmonic-nanoprobe-of-gold-triangular-nanoprism-core-polyaniline-shell-for-real-time-three-dimensional-ph-imaging-of-anterior-chamber
#4
Peijun Tang, Xueqin Jiang, Yangyang Wang, Huanjun Chen, Yu Shrike Zhang, Panpan Gao, Hao Wang, Xuemeng Li, Jianhua Zhou
Three-dimensional (3D) molecular imaging enables the study of biological processes in both living and nonviable systems at the molecular level and has a high potential on early diagnosis. In conjunction with specific molecular probes, optical coherent tomography (OCT) is a promising imaging modality to provide 3D molecular features at the tissue level. In this study, we introduced (gold-triangular-nanoprism-core)/(polyaniline-shell nanoparticles) (GTNPs@PANI) as an OCT contrast agent and pH-responsive nanoprobe for 3D imaging of pH distribution...
August 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809475/a-dna-fueled-and-catalytic-molecule-machine-lights-up-trace-under-expressed-micrornas-in-living-cells
#5
Daxiu Li, Wenjiao Zhou, Ruo Yuan, Yun Xiang
The detection of specific intracellular microRNAs (miRNAs) in living cells can potentially provide insight into the causal mechanism of cancer metastasis and invasion. However, due to the characteristic nature of miRNAs in terms of small sizes, low abundance and similarity among family members, it is of great challenge to monitor miRNAs in living cells, especially those with much lower expression levels. In this work, we describe the establishment of a DNA-fueled and catalytic molecule machinery in cell signal amplification approach for monitoring trace and under-expressed miRNAs in living cells...
August 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809413/tumor-targeted-nanoprobes-for-enhanced-multimodal-imaging-and-synergistic-photothermal-therapy-core-shell-and-dumbbell-gd-tailored-gold-nanorods
#6
Jinchang Yin, Deqi Chen, Shuangshuang Wu, Chaorui Li, Lizhi Liu, Yuanzhi Shao
Multifunctional nanoprobes, due to their unique nanocomposite structures, have prominent advantages that combine multimodal imaging of a tumor with photothermal therapy. However, they remain a challenge for constructing nanostructures via conventional approaches due to the peculiar environmental sensitivity of each component. Here, we report the design and synthesis of Gd-based nanoparticle-tailored gold nanorods with distinctive core-shell and dumbbell nanoarchitectures (NAs) by a specific synthesis technology...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806700/a-large-raman-scattering-cross-section-molecular-embedded-sers-aptasensor-for-ultrasensitive-aflatoxin-b1-detection-using-cs-fe3o4-for-signal-enrichment
#7
Quansheng Chen, Mingxiu Yang, Xiaojing Yang, Huanhuan Li, Zhiming Guo, M H Rahma
With growing concern on oil safety problems, developing a simple and sensitive method to detect Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), a common mycotoxin in peanut oil, is very necessary. In this study, Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) aptasensor was developed for ultrasensitive AFB1 detection using the amino-terminal AFB1 aptamer (NH2-DNA1); and thiol-terminal AFB1 complementary aptamer (SH-DNA2) conjugated magnetic-beads (CS-Fe3O4) as enrichment nanoprobe and AuNR@DNTB@Ag nanorods (ADANRs) as reporter nanoprobe respectively...
August 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805218/electrochemical-de-lithiation-of-silver-ferrite-and-composites-mechanistic-insights-from-ex-situ-in-situ-and-operando-x-ray-techniques
#8
Jessica L Durham, Alexander B Brady, Christina A Cama, David C Bock, Christopher J Pelliccione, Qing Zhang, Mingyuan Ge, Yue Ru Li, Yiman Zhang, Hanfei Yan, Xiaojing Huang, Yong Chu, Esther S Takeuchi, Kenneth J Takeuchi, Amy C Marschilok
The structure of pristine AgFeO2 and phase makeup of Ag0.2FeO1.6 (a one-pot composite comprised of nanocrystalline stoichiometric AgFeO2 and amorphous γ-Fe2O3 phases) was investigated using synchrotron X-ray diffraction. A new stacking-fault model was proposed for AgFeO2 powder synthesized using the co-precipitation method. The lithiation/de-lithiation mechanisms of silver ferrite, AgFeO2 and Ag0.2FeO1.6 were investigated using ex situ, in situ, and operando characterization techniques. An amorphous γ-Fe2O3 component in the Ag0...
August 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802154/optimization-of-the-sensitivity-doses-relationship-for-a-bench-top-edxrf-system-used-for-in-vivo-quantification-of-gold-nanoparticles
#9
M Santibáñez, R Saavedra, M Vásquez, F Malano, P Pérez, M Valente, R G Figueroa
The present work is devoted to optimizing the sensitivity-doses relationship of a bench-top EDXRF system, with the aim of achieving a detection limit of 0.010mg/ml of gold nanoparticles in tumor tissue (clinical values expected), for doses below 10mGy (value fixed for in vivo application). Tumor phantoms of 0.3cm(3) made of a suspension of gold nanoparticles (15nm AurovistTM, Nanoprobes Inc.) were studied at depths of 0-4mm in a tissue equivalent cylindrical phantom. The optimization process was implemented configuring several tube voltages and aluminum filters, to obtain non-symmetrical narrow spectra with fixed FWHM of 5keV and centered among the 11...
August 4, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796314/unveiling-nir-aza-bodipy-dyes-as-raman-probes-sers-guided-selective-detection-and-imaging-of-human-cancer-cells
#10
Kaustabh Kumar Maiti, Adarsh Nagappanpillai, Ramya A N, Ramaiah Danaboyina
Development of novel Raman reporters attracted immense attention in diagnostic research based on surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) techniques, a well established modality for ultrsensitive detection through molecular fingerprinting and imaging. Herein, for the first time, we report an unique and efficient Raman active features of the selected aza-BODIPY dyes 1-6. These distinctive attribute could be extended at the molecular level detection through SERS. Among the newly revealed Raman reporters, the amino substituted derivative, 4, showed significantly high signal intensity at very low concentrations (0...
August 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789518/theranostic-iron-oxide-gold-ion-nanoprobes-for-mr-imaging-and-noninvasive-rf-hyperthermia
#11
Sajid Fazal, Bindhu Paul-Prasanth, Shantikumar V Nair, Deepthy Menon
This work focuses on the development of a nanoparticulate system that can be used for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and E-field noninvasive radiofrequency (RF) hyperthermia. For this purpose, an amine-functional gold ion complex (GIC), [Au(III)(diethylenetriamine)Cl]Cl2, which generates heat upon RF exposure, was conjugated to carboxyl-functional poly(acrylic acid)-capped iron-oxide nanoparticles (IO-PAA NPs) to form IO-GIC NPs of size ∼100 nm. The multimodal superparamagnetic IO-GIC NPs produced T2-contrast on MR imaging and unlike IO-PAA NPs generated heat on RF exposure...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783593/amplification-of-near-infrared-fluorescence-in-semiconducting-polymer-nanoprobe-for-grasping-the-behaviors-of-systemically-administered-endothelial-cells-in-ischemia-treatment
#12
Duo Mao, Jie Liu, Shenglu Ji, Ting Wang, Yu Hu, Donghui Zheng, Renqiang Yang, Deling Kong, Dan Ding
To date, there have been few studies on using fluorescent cell trackers for non-invasively monitoring the in vivo fate of systemically administered cells. This is because only a relatively small number of cells can reach the disease site post systemic infusion, and thus achieving ideal in vivo cell tracking requires that the fluorescent cell trackers should hold combined merits of ultrahigh near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence, negligible interference on cell behavior and function, excellent retention within cells, as well as accurate long-term cell tracking ability...
August 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783432/fast-preparation-of-polydopamine-nanoparticles-catalyzed-by-fe-2-h2o2-for-visible-sensitive-smartphone-enabled-cytosensing
#13
Lei Jiao, Zijian Xu, Wenwen Du, He Li, Miao Yin
It is highly desired to develop facile methods for fast preparation of polydopamine nanoparticles (PDANS) for intensive promising applications. Considering the system of Fe(2+)/H2O2 can generate reactive oxygen species efficiently, which can accelerate the self-oxidative polymerization of dopamine, a new time-saving method has been proposed to prepare PDANS catalyzed by Fe(2+)/H2O2. Thereafter, a novel kind of colorimetric nanoprobe for sensitive detection of human breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231 cell) based on the obtained PDANS-loaded pH indicator molecules (thymolphthalein) has been developed successfully...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782050/theranostic-gold-nanoantennas-for-simultaneous-multiplexed-raman-imaging-of-immunomarkers-and-photothermal-therapy
#14
Joseph A Webb, Yu-Chuan Ou, Shannon Faley, Eden P Paul, Joseph P Hittinger, Camden C Cutright, Eugene C Lin, Leon M Bellan, Rizia Bardhan
In this study, we demonstrate the theranostic capability of actively targeted, site-specific multibranched gold nanoantennas (MGNs) in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells in vitro. By utilizing multiplexed surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) imaging, enabled by the narrow peak widths of Raman signatures, we simultaneously targeted immune checkpoint receptor programmed death ligand 1 (PDL1) and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpressed in TNBC cells. A 1:1 mixture of MGNs functionalized with anti-PDL1 antibodies and Raman tag 5,5-dithio-bis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB) and MGNs functionalized with anti-EGFR antibodies and Raman tag para-mercaptobenzoic acid (pMBA) were incubated with the cells...
July 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777501/liposome-indocyanine-green-nanoprobes-for-optical-labeling-and-tracking-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-post-transplantation-in-vivo
#15
Mariarosa Mazza, Neus Lozano, Debora Braga Vieira, Maurizio Buggio, Cay Kielty, Kostas Kostarelos
Direct labeling of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) prior to transplantation provides a means to track cells after administration and it is a powerful tool for the assessment of new cell-based therapies. Biocompatible nanoprobes consisting of liposome-indocyanine green hybrid vesicles (liposome-ICG) are used to safely label hMSC. Labeled hMSC recapitulating a 3D cellular environment is transplanted as spheroids subcutaneously and intracranially in athymic nude mice. Cells emit a strong NIR signal used for tracking post-transplantation with the IVIS imaging system up to 2 weeks (subcutaneous) and 1 week (intracranial)...
August 4, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774118/synthesis-of-fluorescent-core-shell-metal-nanohybrids-a-versatile-approach
#16
Marina Alloisio, Melania Rusu, Stefano Ottonello, Massimo Ottonelli, Sergio Thea, Davide Comoretto
A flexible way of fabricating core-shell noble metal-organic nanohybrids with tailored chemical and spectroscopic properties is proposed here. The synthetic protocol consists of a multi-step procedure able to guarantee acceptable reproducibility of core size and shape as well as control of the organic outer layer. The proposed method highlights limitations in obtaining highly controllable products, although the heterogeneity degree of the nanostructures is in line with that expected from bottom-up approaches in solution...
December 9, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770609/a-dual-ratiometric-fluorescent-nanoprobe-for-visualizing-the-dynamic-process-of-ph-and-superoxide-anion-changes-in-autophagy-and-apoptosis
#17
Limin Yang, Yuanyuan Chen, Zhengze Yu, Wei Pan, Hongyu Wang, Na Li, Bo Tang
Autophagy and apoptosis are closely associated with various pathological and physiological processes in cell cycles. Investigating the dynamic changes of intracellular active molecules in autophagy and apoptosis is of great significance for clarifying their interrelationship and regulating mechanism in many diseases. In this study, we develop a dual-ratiometric fluorescent nanoprobe for quantitatively differentiating the dynamic process of superoxide anion (O2•-) and pH changes in autophagy and apoptosis in HeLa cells...
August 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762407/probing-t1-t2-interactions-and-their-imaging-implications-through-a-thermally-responsive-nanoprobe
#18
J Gallo, B I Harriss, J Hernández-Gil, M Bañobre-López, N J Long
The complex and specialised diagnostic process through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be simplified with the implementation of dual T1-T2 contrast agents. T1- and T2-weighted MR are compatible modalities, and co-acquisition of contrast enhanced images in both T1 and T2 will drastically reduce artefacts and provide double-checked results. To date, efforts in the development of dual MRI probes have provided inconsistent results. Here we present the preparation and relaxometric study of a dual T1-T2 MRI probe based on superparamagnetic nanoparticles, paramagnetic Gd(3+) chelates and pNIPAM (poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)), in which the distance between paramagnetic and superparamagnetic species can be modulated externally via temperature variations...
August 1, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754966/rapid-signal-enhancement-method-for-nanoprobe-based-biosensing
#19
Jorge T Dias, Gustav Svedberg, Mats Nystrand, Helene Andersson-Svahn, Jesper Gantelius
The introduction of nanomaterials as detection reagents has enabled improved sensitivity and facilitated detection in a variety of bioanalytical assays. However, high nanoprobe densities are typically needed for colorimetric detection and to circumvent this limitation several enhancement protocols have been reported. Nevertheless, there is currently a lack of universal, enzyme-free and versatile methods that can be readily applied to existing as well as new biosensing strategies. The novel method presented here is shown to enhance the signal of gold nanoparticles enabling visual detection of a spot containing <10 nanoparticles...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745365/elemental-bio-imaging-of-pegylated-nayf4-yb-tm-gd-upconversion-nanoparticles-in-mice-by-laser-ablation-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-to-study-toxic-side-effects-on-the-spleen-liver-and-kidneys
#20
Qing Li, Zheng Wang, Yirui Chen, Guoxia Zhang
Rare-earth upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) are considered stable nanoprobes with low toxicity and deep tissue penetration. However, the increasing use of UCNPs has raised concerns about their potential toxicity in living organisms. Very few studies have reported the toxicity of UCNPs; hence, it is not possible to conclude yet that UCNPs are safe. In this study, the distribution of PEGylated NaYF4:Yb/Tm/Gd nanoparticles (PEG-UCNPs) in female Balb/c mice following intravenous administration, and imaging in the spleen, liver and kidney was examined by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)...
August 16, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
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