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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423213/systemic-tumor-targeted-sodium-iodide-symporter-nis-gene-therapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-mediated-by-b6-peptide-polyplexes
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Sarah Urnauer, Kathrin Klutz, Geoffrey K Grünwald, Stephan Morys, Nathalie Schwenk, Christian Zach, Franz-Josef Gildehaus, Wolfgang Roedl, Manfred Ogris, Ernst Wagner, Christine Spitzweg
BACKGROUND: Non-viral polymer-based gene transfer represents an adaptable system for tumor-targeted gene therapy, as various design strategies of shuttle systems together with the mechanistic concept of active tumor targeting lead to improved gene delivery vectors resulting in higher tumor specificity, efficacy and safety. METHODS: Using the sodium iodide symporter (NIS) as theranostic gene, non-viral gene delivery vehicles based on linear polyethylenimine (LPEI), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and coupled with the synthetic peptide B6 (LPEI-PEG-B6), which specifically binds to tumor cells, were investigated in a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) xenograft model for tumor-selectivity and transduction efficiency...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418846/drug-carrying-microbubbles-as-a-theranostic-tool-in-convection-enhanced-delivery-for-brain-tumor-therapy
#2
Pin-Yuan Chen, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Po-Hung Hsu, Chung-Yin Lin, Chiung-Yin Huang, Kuo-Chen Wei, Hao-Li Liu
Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) is a promising technique for infusing a therapeutic agent through a catheter with a pressure gradient to create bulk flow for improving drug spread into the brain. So far, gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA) is the most commonly applied surrogate agent for predicting drug distribution through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, Gd-DTPA provides only a short observation duration, and concurrent infusion provides an indirect measure of the exact drug distribution. In this study, we propose using microbubbles as a contrast agent for MRI monitoring, and evaluate their use as a drug-carrying vehicle to directly monitor the infused drug...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418672/a-liposome-encapsulated-ruthenium-polypyridine-complex-as-a-theranostic-platform-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Jianliang Shen, Hancheon Kim, Joy Wolfram, Chao-Feng Mu, Wei Zhang, Haoran Liu, Yan Xie, Junhua Mai, Hang Zhang, Zhi Li, Maria L Guevara, Zong-Wan Mao, Haifa Shen
Ruthenium coordination complexes have the potential to serve as novel theranostic agents for cancer. However, a major limitation in their clinical implementation is effective tumor accumulation. In this study, we have developed a liposome-based theranostic nanodelivery system for [Ru(phen)2dppz](ClO4)2 (Lipo-Ru). This ruthenium polypyridine complex emits a strong fluorescent signal when incorporated in the hydrophobic lipid bilayer of the delivery vehicle or in the DNA helix, enabling visualization of the therapeutic agent in tumor tissues...
April 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417638/mimicking-complex-biological-membranes-and-their-programmable-glycan-ligands-with-dendrimersomes-and-glycodendrimersomes
#4
Samuel E Sherman, Qi Xiao, Virgil Percec
Synthetic vesicles have been assembled and coassembled from phospholipids, their modified versions, and other single amphiphiles into liposomes, and from block copolymers into polymersomes. Their time-consuming synthesis and preparation as stable, monodisperse, and biocompatible liposomes and polymersomes called for the elaboration of new synthetic methodologies. Amphiphilic Janus dendrimers (JDs) and glycodendrimers (JGDs) represent the most recent self-assembling amphiphiles capable of forming monodisperse, stable, and multifunctional unilamellar and multilamellar onion-like vesicles denoted dendrimersomes (DSs) and glycodendrimersomes (GDSs), dendrimercubosomes (DCs), glycodendrimercubosomes (GDCs), and other complex architectures...
April 18, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417560/treatment-of-tumor-in-lymph-nodes-using-near-infrared-laser-light-activated-thermosensitive-liposome-encapsulated-doxorubicin-and-gold-nanorods
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Daisuke Matsuki, Oladipo Adewale, Sachiko Horie, Junnosuke Okajima, Atsuki Komiya, Oluwatobi Oluwafemi, Shigenao Maruyama, Shiro Mori, Tetsuya Kodama
Tumor metastasis to lymph nodes is an important contributory factor for cancer-related deaths despite recent developments in cancer therapy. In this study, we demonstrate that tumor in the proper axillary lymph node (PALN) of the mouse can be treated by the application of external laser light to trigger the unloading of doxorubicin (DOX) encapsulated in thermosensitive liposomes (TSLs) administered together with gold nanorods (GNRs). GNRs + DOX-TSLs were injected into a mouse lymph node containing cancer cells (malignant fibrous histiocytoma-like cells) and intranodal DOX release was activated using near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417485/tumor-microenvironment-triggered-supramolecular-system-as-an-in-situ-nanotheranostic-generator-for-cancer-phototherapy
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Chengchao Chu, Huirong Lin, Heng Liu, Xiaoyong Wang, Junqing Wang, Pengfei Zhang, Haiyan Gao, Chao Huang, Yun Zeng, Yuanzhi Tan, Gang Liu, Xiaoyuan Chen
The efficacy of photosensitizers in cancer phototherapy is often limited by photobleaching, low tumor selectivity, and tumor hypoxia. Assembling photosensitizers into nanostructures can improve photodynamic therapy efficacy and the safety profile of photosensitizers. Herein by employing supramolecular assembly, enhanced theranostic capability of Mn(2+) -assisted assembly of a photosensitizer (sinoporphyrin sodium, DVDMS) is demonstrated. A tumor environment-triggered coassembly strategy is further developed to form Mn/DVDMS nanotheranostics (nanoDVD) for cancer phototherapy...
April 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416757/theranostic-imaging-of-liver-cancer-using-targeted-optical-mri-dual-modal-probes
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Qingshan Chen, Wenting Shang, Chaoting Zeng, Kun Wang, Xiaoyuan Liang, Chongwei Chi, Xiao Liang, Jian Yang, Chihua Fang, Jie Tian
The accurate preoperative detection and intraoperative navigation afforded by imaging techniques have had significant impact on the success of liver cancer surgeries. However, it is difficult to achieve satisfactory performance in both diagnosis and surgical treatment processes using any single modality imaging method. Here, we report the synthesis and characteristics of a novel dual-modality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) probe and verify its feasibility in nude mouse models with liver cancer...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415621/usp22-maintains-gastric-cancer-stem-cell-stemness-and-promotes-gastric-cancer-progression-by-stabilizing-bmi1-protein
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Yue Ma, Hua-Lin Fu, Zhen Wang, Hai Huang, Jian Ni, Jie Song, Ying Xia, Wei-Lin Jin, Da-Xiang Cui
Increased ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) has been associated with poor prognosis in several cancers including gastric cancer. However, the role of USP22 in gastric tumorigenesis is still unclear. Gastric cancer stem cells have been identified and shown to correlate with gastric cancer initiation and metastasis. In this study, we found that silencing of USP22 inhibited proliferation of gastric cancer cells and suppressed the cancer stem cell spheroid formation in serum-free culture. Furthermore, cancer stem cell markers, such as CD133, SOX2, OCT4 and NANOG were down-regulated...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415402/fattigation-platform-theranostic-nanoparticles-for-cancer-therapy
#9
Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Tae-Jong Yoon, Beom-Jin Lee
A new conceptual nanoparticle consisting of a silica-coated iron oxide magnetic core and a fattigation-based biocompatible shell with oleic acid and hydrophilic protein (gelatin). The prepared particle can be a useful theranostics platform material for diagnostic imaging and as a drug delivery system. Oleic acid and gelatin were conjugated on the silica-coated magnetic nanoparticle surface to provide three primary functionalities: 1) enhancing biocompatibility and solubility in aqueous solution and providing the ability to incorporate hydrophobic chemical drugs into the shell for delivery, 2) improving treatment-response magnetic monitoring as a diagnostic agent with low nanotoxicity, and 3) increasing anticancer efficacy owing to the controlled release of the incorporated drug in cells and in an animal model...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412168/facilitating-translational-nanomedicine-via-predictive-safety-assessment
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Vahid Mirshafiee, Wen Jiang, Bingbing Sun, Xiang Wang, Tian Xia
Extensive research on engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) has led to the development of numerous nano-based formulations for theranostic purposes. Although some nano-based drug delivery systems already exist on the market, growing numbers of newly designed ENMs exhibit improved physicochemical properties and are being assessed in preclinical stages. While these ENMs are designed to improve the efficacy of current nano-based therapeutic or imaging systems, it is necessary to thoroughly determine their safety profiles for successful clinical applications...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411641/nanoarmoring-of-proteins-by-conjugation-to-block-copolymer-micelles
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Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Ramanathan Nagarajan
The creation of polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality is of great interest to many applications such as targeted drug or gene delivery, diagnostic imaging, cancer theranostics, delivery of protein therapeutics, sensing chemical and biomolecular analytes in complex environments, and design of protective clothing resembling a second skin. Many approaches to achieving this goal are being explored in the current literature. In this chapter, we describe a relatively simple and flexible approach of conjugating the protein to an amphiphilic block copolymer and creating polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality by taking advantage of the intrinsic self-assembly behavior of the amphiphilic block copolymer...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411450/activatable-near-infrared-dye-conjugated-hyaluronic-acid-based-nanoparticles-as-a-targeted-theranostic-agent-for-enhanced-fluorescence-ct-photoacoustic-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
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Xiaolong Liang, Lei Fang, Xiaoda Li, Xu Zhang, Fan Wang
Targeted theranostic nano-system integrating functions of both diagnosis and therapy shows great potential for improving diagnosis and therapeutic efficacy. Herein, multifunctional nanoparticle based on activatable hyaluronic acid (HA) conjugating two near-infrared (NIR) dyes of Cy5.5 and IR825 was successfully designed and fabricated, and simultaneously used as a carrier for encapsulating perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB). In this system, PFOB showed good capability to absorb the X-rays, Cy5.5 on the outer surface acted as a fluorescent dye activatable by hyaluronidases (Hyals) in the tumor, and IR825 in the core as a photothermal agent...
April 8, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410145/a-review-of-computational-approaches-detecting-micrornas-involved-in-cancer
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Laura Cantini, Michele Caselle, Antoine Forget, Andrei Zinovyev, Emmanuel Barillot, Loredana Martignetti
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs playing an essential role in gene expression regulation. Multiple studies have demonstrated that miRNAs are dysregulated in cancer initiation and progression, pointing out their potential as biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and response to treatment. With the introduction of high-throughput technologies several computational approaches have been proposed to identify cancer-associated miRNAs. Here, we present a systematic and comprehensive overview of the current knowledge concerning the computational detection of miRNAs involved in tumor onset and subtyping, with possible theranostic employment...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410144/cardiotoxicity-in-oncology-and-coronary-microcirculation-future-challenges-in-theranostics
#14
Giovanni Peretto, Davide Lazzeroni, Carmem L Sartorio, Paolo G Camici
Many of the patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Recent evidence suggests that cardiac dysfunction and subsequent heart failure are mainly due to vascular toxicity rather than only to due to myocyte toxicity. However, not all of the vascular toxicity of cancer therapies can be explained by epicardial coronary artery disease. In fact, in the last decades, it has been found that myocardial ischemia may occur as a consequence of structural or functional dysfunction of the complex network of vessels, which cannot be seen by a coronary angiography: the coronary microcirculation...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410143/targeted-radionuclide-therapy-frontiers-in-theranostics
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Francesca Gallivanone, Mauro Valente, Annarita Savi, Carla Canevari, Isabella Castiglioni
The concept of targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) relies on the use of injected nuclear medicine as treating agents, targeted at the cellular or molecular level. The growth of the interest in TRT was stimulated by the advances in radionuclide production and labeling as well as by the improvement in the knowledge of appropriate and specific molecular targets. In recent years, different studies on TRT were focused on the evaluation of radionuclide compounds able to combine imaging of the disease with TRT, in a theranostic approach...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410142/theranostic-biomarkers-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-insights-in-a-long-road-ahead
#16
Carmem L Sartorio, Davide Lazzeroni, Gloria Bertoli, Paolo G Camici
The study of biomarkers and their related signalling pathways has allowed the development of new therapeutic strategies in a range of disorders. However, in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which is the most common hereditary cardiac disease, there are many potential biomarkers described, but their specificity and applicability for HCM remains an open field. The aim of the present review is to provide an overview of molecules that could give some insight into the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying HCM, especially to those with "theranostic" - a combination of diagnostics and therapy - potential...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410141/fdg-pet-ct-as-theranostic-imaging-in-diagnosis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Margarita Kirienko, Francesca Gallivanone, Martina Sollini, Giulia Veronesi, Emanuele Voulaz, Lidjia Antunovic, Lorenzo Leonardi, Giorgio Testanera, Isabella Castiglioni, Arturo Chiti
Objective of this work was to evaluate the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography features as theranostic imaging biomarkers in non-small cell lung cancer. In a retrospective protocol, 31 stage I-III NSCLC patients were enrolled. Patients underwent FDG PET/CT for staging purposes before surgery and were followed for two years after surgery. PET images were quantitatively analyzed. For the primary lesion, metabolic tumour volume, maximum standardized uptake value (SUV), SUV corrected for partial volume effect, total lesion glycolysis, 14 histogram and four shape-and-size features were extracted as PET imaging features...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410140/pathway-based-classification-of-breast-cancer-subtypes
#18
Alex Graudenzi, Claudia Cava, Gloria Bertoli, Bastian Fromm, Kjersti Flatmark, Giancarlo Mauri, Isabella Castiglioni
Cancer heterogeneity represents a major hurdle in the development of effective theranostic strategies, as it prevents to devise unique and maximally efficient diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic procedures even for patients affected by the same tumor type. Computational techniques can nowadays leverage the huge and ever increasing amount of (epi)genomic data to tackle this problem, therefore providing new and valuable instruments for decision support to biologists and pathologists, in the broad sphere of precision medicine...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410138/clinical-functional-behavioural-and-epigenomic-biomarkers-of-obesity
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Claudio L Lafortuna, Armando R Tovar, Fabio Rastelli, Sarah A Tabozzi, Martina Caramenti, Ximena Orozco-Ruiz, Miriam Aguilar-Lopez, Martha Guevara-Cruz, Azalia Avila-Nava, Nimbe Torres, Gloria Bertoli
Overweight and obesity are highly prevalent conditions worldwide, linked to an increased risk for death, disability and disease due to metabolic and biochemical abnormalities affecting the biological human system throughout different domains. Biomarkers, defined as indicators of biological processes in health and disease, relevant for body mass excess management have been identified according to different criteria, including anthropometric and molecular indexes, as well as physiological and behavioural aspects...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408827/photothermal-modulated-drug-delivery-and-magnetic-relaxation-based-on-collagen-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-hydrogel
#20
Sun-Hee Cho, Ahreum Kim, Woojung Shin, Min Beom Heo, Hyun Jong Noh, Kwan Soo Hong, Jee-Hyun Cho, Yong Taik Lim
Injectable and stimuli-responsive hydrogels have attracted attention in molecular imaging and drug delivery because encapsulated diagnostic or therapeutic components in the hydrogel can be used to image or change the microenvironment of the injection site by controlling various stimuli such as enzymes, temperature, pH, and photonic energy. In this study, we developed a novel injectable and photoresponsive composite hydrogel composed of anticancer drugs, imaging contrast agents, bio-derived collagen, and multifaceted anionic polypeptide, poly (γ-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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