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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734901/gastroresistant-oral-peptide-for-fluorescence-imaging-of-colonic-inflammation
#1
Paola Luciani, Ander Estella-Hermoso de Mendoza, Tommaso Casalini, Silvia Lang, Kirstin Atrott, Marianne R Spalinger, Anna Pratsinis, Jens Sobek, Isabelle Frey-Wagner, Jens Schumacher, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Gerhard Rogler
The use of molecular markers for inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract could empower optical imaging modalities for early diagnosis and eventually personalized timely treatments. A major hurdle to the widespread use of functional fluorescence imaging is the absence of suitable contrast agents, in particular to be administered via the oral route due to the usual proteolytic susceptibility of the biomarkers. By designing a retro-inverso peptide, starting from a previously described sequence specific for N-cadherin, we achieved resistance to gastrointestinal degradation and even slightly improved specificity towards the target, both in ex vivo and in vivo experimental colitis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733245/engineered-nanoparticles-for-the-detection-treatment-and-prevention-of-atherosclerosis-how-close-are-we
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REVIEW
Luong T H Nguyen, Aristo Muktabar, Jinkai Tang, Vinayak P Dravid, C Shad Thaxton, Subbu Venkatraman, Kee Woei Ng
Atherosclerosis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Nanotechnology has provided the possibility of designing nanoparticles that can translocate through tissues and home in to atherosclerotic plaques to achieve desired diagnostic, therapeutic, theranostic or 'theralivery' outcomes. Although nanomedicine approaches have demonstrated exciting possibilities, clinical reality is still distant and challenges are aplenty, such as specificity of targeting and nanotoxicity. Nevertheless, developments in formulations, delivery strategies and experimental models over the coming years will generate new knowledge to define the true potential of this field...
July 18, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732936/oxygen-and-indocyanine-green-loaded-microparticles-for-dual-mode-imaging-and-sonodynamic-treatment-of-cancer-cells
#3
Rong Ma, Qiang Wu, Ting Si, Shufang Chang, Ronald X Xu
Oxygen and Indocyanine Green (ICG) loaded microparticles (OI-MPs) were fabricated by a gas-driven coaxial flow focusing (CFF) process for dual-mode imaging and sonodynamic therapy (SDT). The produced OI-MPs agent showed stable optical properties, superior imaging depth in near infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging, and enhanced acoustic contrast after ultrasound mediation. We hypothesized that encapsulating ICG and oxygen in microparticles would enhance reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in SDT. This hypothesis was validated in a cell-free environment...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731080/a-tumor-targeted-polymer-theranostics-platform-for-positron-emission-tomography-and-fluorescence-imaging
#4
Eva Koziolová, Shreya Goel, Petr Chytil, Olga Janoušková, Todd E Barnhart, Weibo Cai, Tomáš Etrych
Here, we describe a novel polymer platform suitable for efficient diagnostics and potential theranostics based on (89)Zr-labeled N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA)-based copolymer conjugates. A set of polymers differing in molecular weight with either low dispersity or high dispersity were designed and synthesized and their biodistribution in vivo was successfully and precisely observed over 72 h. Moreover, the feasibility of two imaging techniques, fluorescence imaging (FI) and positron emission tomography (PET), was compared using labeled polymer conjugates...
July 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729689/metal-nanoclusters-with-synergistically-engineered-optical-and-buffering-activity-of-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-by-compositional-and-supramolecular-design
#5
B Santiago-Gonzalez, A Monguzzi, M Caputo, C Villa, M Prato, C Santambrogio, Y Torrente, F Meinardi, S Brovelli
Metal nanoclusters featuring tunable luminescence and high biocompatibility are receiving attention as fluorescent markers for cellular imaging. The recently discovered ability of gold clusters to scavenge cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the intracellular environment extends their applicability to biomedical theranostics and provides a novel platform for realizing multifunctional luminescent probes with engineered anti-cytotoxic activity for applications in bio-diagnostics and conceivably cellular therapy...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728978/anticancer-drug-loaded-quantum-dots-engineered-polymeric-nanoparticles-diagnosis-therapy-combined-approach
#6
D Belletti, G Riva, M Luppi, G Tosi, F Forni, M A Vandelli, B Ruozi, F Pederzoli
Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) is an HHV-8-related non Hodgkin lymphoma localized in body cavities (as pleural, peritoneal and pericardial) presenting lymphomatous effusion that, until now, lack of an effective therapy. Curcumin was reported to display pro-apoptotic effect via the inhibition of the JAK/STAT pathway, that is overexpressed in PEL cells, as consequence of virus infection. The administration of curcumin is severely restricted by its physicochemical properties, mainly its low solubility in biological fluid and consequently low bioavailability...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723694/exosomes-a-cancer-theranostics-road-map
#7
Angeliki Panagiotara, Athina Markou, Evi S Lianidou, George P Patrinos, Theodora Katsila
Interindividual variability is yet to be fully characterized, and for this, optimum patient stratification and companion diagnostics are still lacking. Especially when complex disease phenotypes and/or polygenic diseases are considered, patient monitoring and disease management become rather challenging, while acquired resistance to therapy and/or toxicity events are among the unmet needs in the clinic. No doubt, biomarkers are of great importance to disease management and tailor-made theranostics. Microfluidics has gathered great attention lately, mostly due to its low-invasive nature compared to tissue biopsies...
July 20, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722668/coupling-to-a-cancer-selective-heparan-sulfate-targeted-branched-peptide-can-by-pass-breast-cancer-cell-resistance-to-methotrexate
#8
Lorenzo Depau, Jlenia Brunetti, Chiara Falciani, Silvia Scali, Giulia Riolo, Elisabetta Mandarini, Alessandro Pini, Luisa Bracci
Cancer-selective tetra-branched peptides, named NT4, can be coupled to different functional units for cancer cell imaging or therapy. NT4 peptides specifically bind to lipoprotein receptor-related proteins (LRP) receptors and to heparan sulfate chains on membrane proteoglycans and can be efficiently internalized by cancer cells expressing these membrane targets. Since binding and internalization of NT4 peptides is mediated by specific NT4 receptors on cancer cell membranes and this may allow drug resistance produced by drug membrane transporters to be by-passed, we tested the ability of drug-armed NT4 to by-pass drug resistance in cancer cell lines...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720668/efficient-mitochondrial-glutamine-targeting-prevails-over-glioblastoma-metabolic-plasticity
#9
Kristell Oizel, Cynthia Chauvin, Lisa Oliver, Catherine Gratas, Fanny Geraldo, Ulrich Jarry, Emmanuel Scotet, Marion Rabe, Marie-Clotilde Alves-Guerra, Raluca Teusan, Fabien Gautier, Delphine Loussouarn, Vincent Compan, Jean-Claude Martinou, François M Vallette, Claire Pecqueur
Purpose Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and malignant form of primary human brain tumor in adults, with an average survival at diagnosis of 18 months. Metabolism is a new attractive therapeutic target in cancer, however, little is known about metabolic heterogeneity and plasticity within GBM tumors. We therefore aimed to investigate metabolic phenotyping of primary cultures in the context of molecular tumor heterogeneity to provide a proof-of concept for personalized metabolic targeting of GBM. <p> Experimental Design We have analyzed extensively several primary GBM cultures using transcriptomics, metabolic phenotyping assays and mitochondrial respirometry...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719818/insights-into-the-unique-functionality-of-inorganic-micro-nanoparticles-for-versatile-ultrasound-theranostics
#10
REVIEW
Xiaoqin Qian, Xiaoxia Han, Yu Chen
The clinical ultrasound (US)-based theranostic biomedicine suffers from the critical issue that traditional microbubbles (MBs) have lots of drawbacks such as low stability, large particle size, difficult structural control, etc. The unique composition, structure and functionality of inorganic micro/nanoplatforms have shown their great prospect for solving these critical issues and drawbacks of traditional organic MBs. This review summarizes and discusses the state-of-art development on exploring inorganic micro/nanoparticles for versatile US-based biomedical applications, ranging from US imaging, photoacoustic imaging, sonodynamic therapy, high intensity-focused US ablation and US-triggered chemotherapy...
July 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714665/correction-to-red-emissive-sulfur-nitrogen-codoped-carbon-dots-and-their-application-in-ion-detection-and-theranostics
#11
Xiang Miao, Xinlong Yan, Dan Qu, Dabing Li, Franklin Feng Tao, Zaicheng Sun
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July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714110/poly-vinylpyrollidone-and-selenocysteine-modified-bi2-se3-nanoparticles-enhance-radiotherapy-efficacy-in-tumors-and-promote-radioprotection-in-normal-tissues
#12
Jiangfeng Du, Zhanjun Gu, Liang Yan, Yuan Yong, Xuan Yi, Xiao Zhang, Jing Liu, Renfei Wu, Cuicui Ge, Chunying Chen, Yuliang Zhao
The development of a new generation of nanoscaled radiosensitizers that can not only enhance radiosensitization of tumor tissues, but also increase radioresistance of healthy tissue is highly desirable, but remains a great challenge. Here, this paper reports a new versatile theranostics based on poly(vinylpyrollidone)- and selenocysteine-modified Bi2 Se3 nanoparicles (PVP-Bi2 Se3 @Sec NPs) for simultaneously enhancing radiotherapeutic effects and reducing the side-effects of radiation. The as-prepared nanoparticles exhibit significantly enhanced free-radical generation upon X-ray radiation, and remarkable photothermal effects under 808 nm NIR laser irradiation because of their strong X-ray attenuation ability and high NIR absorption capability...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713913/upregulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-malat-1-confers-poor-prognosis-and-influences-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-acute-monocytic-leukemia
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Jin-Long Huang, Wei Liu, Li-Hong Tian, Ting-Ting Chai, Yang Liu, Feng Zhang, Hai-Ying Fu, Hua-Rong Zhou, Jian-Zhen Shen
Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT-1), a long non-coding RNA, has been documented to be a new prognostic marker and gene regulator in several types of cancer, but its potential involvement in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains unclear. This study investigated the expression and functional role of MALAT-1 in AML. MALAT-1 expression was assessed by real-time quantitative PCR. After lentiviral-mediated MALAT-1 knockdown, the proliferation of AML cells was determined by CCK-8 and colony formation assays...
July 10, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713054/aggregation-induced-emission-probes-for-cancer-theranostics
#14
Meng Gao, Ben Zhong Tang
Conventional cancer therapy usually suffers from poor treatment efficiency and adverse effects. To improve the treatment efficiency, it is critical to precisely diagnose specific cancer types and monitor the therapy process in situ. Fluorescence imaging has the advantages of high sensitivity and easy operation, but conventional fluorophores suffer from aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) and, therefore, their applications for imaging or diagnosis are severely impeded. By contrast, aggregation-induced emission (AIE) probes have significant advantages in terms of excellent photostability and a lack of self-quenching, and can be conveniently incorporated into theranostic platforms by combining them with various therapeutic modalities...
July 13, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711780/localised-delivery-of-doxorubicin-to-prostate-cancer-cells-through-a-psma-targeted-hyperbranched-polymer-theranostic
#15
Amanda K Pearce, Joshua D Simpson, Nicholas L Fletcher, Zachary H Houston, Adrian V Fuchs, Pamela J Russell, Andrew K Whittaker, Kristofer J Thurecht
The therapeutic potential of hyperbranched polymers targeted to prostate cancer and loaded with doxorubicin was investigated. Polyethylene glycol hyperbranched polymers were synthesised via RAFT polymerisation to feature glutamate urea targeting ligands for PSMA on the periphery. The chemotherapeutic, doxorubicin, was attached to the hyperbranched polymers through hydrazone formation, which allowed controlled release of the drug from the polymers in vitro endosomal conditions, with 90% release of the drug over 36 h...
July 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711565/new-aspects-of-molecular-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
#16
Francesco Ceci, Paolo Castellucci, Juliano J Cerci, Stefano Fanti
Nowadays several new imaging modalities are available for investigating prostate cancer (PCa) such as magnet resonance imaging (MRI) in the form of whole body MRI and pelvic multiparametric MRI and positron emission tomography (PET) using choline as radiotracers. Nevertheless, these modalities proved sub-optimal accuracy for detecting PCa metastases, particularly in the recurrence setting. A new molecular probe targeting the prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) has been recently developed for PET imaging...
July 12, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709020/ruthenium-complexes-polypeptide-self-assembled-nanoparticles-for-identification-of-bacterial-infection-and-targeted-antibacterial-research
#17
Na Huang, Xu Chen, Xufeng Zhu, Mengmeng Xu, Jie Liu
Bacterial infection has been a threat to human health, and so early diagnosis and treatment of bacterial infection is an urgent problem that needs to be solved. In this work, a multifunctional theranostic selenium nanoplatform (Se@PEP-Ru NPs) with early imaging diagnosis and efficient treatment of bacterial infections was designed and constructed. First, the antibacterial peptide UBI29-41 (PEP) was linked to functionalized Selenium nanoparticles (NPs), which enhanced the stability of the antimicrobial peptide and also caused the nanocomposites to specifically target bacterial infection...
July 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709019/biocompatible-pegylated-bismuth-nanocrystals-all-in-one-theranostic-agent-with-triple-modal-imaging-and-efficient-in%C3%A2-vivo-photothermal-ablation-of-tumors
#18
Zhenglin Li, Jing Liu, Ying Hu, Zhuo Li, Xuelei Fan, Ye Sun, Flemming Besenbacher, Chunying Chen, Miao Yu
Biocompatible single-component theranostic agents integrating multimodal imaging and therapeutic functions (namely, "all-in one" agents) are highly desired for clinical cancer treatments. Herein, PEGylated pure metallic bismuth nanocrystals (Bi-PEG NCs) have been developed to be a competent theranostic agent for in vivo high-performance multimodal bio-imaging and photothermal ablation of tumors. The resultant Bi-PEG NCs show excellent physiological stability, biocompatibility, prolonged blood circulation half-life and preferential tumor accumulation...
June 23, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705917/curative-multi-cycle-radioimmunotherapy-monitored-by-quantitative-spect-ct-based-theranostics-using-bispecific-antibody-pretargeting-strategy-in-colorectal-cancer
#19
Sarah M Cheal, Edward K Fung, Miteshkumar V Patel, Blesida Punzalan, Hong Xu, Hong-Fen Guo, Pat B Zanzonico, Sebastien Monette, Karl Dane Wittrup, Nai-Kong Cheung, Steven M Larson
Radioimmunotherapy of solid tumors using antibody-targeted radionuclides has been limited by low therapeutic indices (TI). We recently reported a novel three-step pretargeted radioimmunotherapy (PRIT) strategy based on a glycoprotein A33 (GPA33)-targeting bispecific antibody (bsAb) and a small-molecule radioactive hapten, a complex of lutetium-177 ((177)Lu) and S-2-(4-aminobenzyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane tetraacetic acid ((177)Lu-DOTA-Bn) that leads to high TIs for radiosensitive tissues such as blood (TI = 73) and kidney (TI = 12)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703922/sensitivity-evaluation-and-selective-plane-imaging-geometry-for-x-ray-induced-luminescence-imaging
#20
Bryan P Quigley, Corey D Smith, Shih-Hsun Cheng, Jeffrey S Souris, Charles A Pelizzari, Chin-Tu Chen, Leu-Wei Lo, Chester S Reft, Rodney D Wiersma, Patrick J La Riviere
PURPOSE: X-ray induced luminescence (XIL) is a hybrid X-ray/optical imaging modality that employs nanophosphors that luminescence in response to X-ray irradiation. X-ray-activated phosphorescent nanoparticles have potential applications in radiation therapy as theranostics, nanodosimeters, or radiosensitizers. Extracting clinically relevant information from the luminescent signal requires the development of a robust imaging model that can determine nanophosphor distributions at depth in an optically scattering environment from surface radiance measurements...
July 13, 2017: Medical Physics
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