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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944803/enhancement-of-hole-mobility-in-inse-monolayer-via-an-inse-and-black-phosphorus-heterostructure
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Yi-Min Ding, Jun-Jie Shi, Congxin Xia, Min Zhang, Juan Du, Pu Huang, Meng Wu, Hui Wang, Yu-Lang Cen, Shu-Hang Pan
To enhance the low hole mobility (∼40 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) of InSe monolayer, a novel two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterostructure made of InSe and black phosphorus (BP) monolayers with high hole mobility (∼10(3) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) has been constructed and its structural and electronic properties are investigated using first-principles calculations. We find that the InSe/BP heterostructure exhibits a direct band gap of 1.39 eV and type-II band alignment with electrons (holes) located in the InSe (BP) layer...
September 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944738/an-industry-update-the-latest-developments-in-therapeutic-delivery
#2
Oliver C Steinbach
The present industry update covers the period 1-30 June 2017, with information sourced from company press releases, regulatory and patent agencies as well as scientific literature. The combination of drug and devices such as improved, safer injectables (see various market reports, companies Adamis and Baxter), patches (Microdermis) and (nano)carriers are moving increasingly from the R&D stage into clinical trials and toward the market. This addresses increased safety and effectiveness requirements, limiting physico-chemical properties of active ingredients, cost-effectiveness and patient comfort through ease of use...
October 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944736/liposomes-for-the-delivery-of-streptokinase
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Lalit Kumar, Shivani Verma, Bhuvaneshwar Vaidya
Streptokinase is an efficient thrombolytic agent used to treat thromboembolic disorders. Conventional streptokinase formulations have limited thrombolytic activity and several shortcomings because of their immunogenicity and dose-related side effects including short half-life, lack of tissue targeting and peripheral bleeding. Different liposomal formulations have been explored by researchers in order to improve thrombolytic activity of streptokinase. Liposomal formulations could improve plasma stability, retain drug for longer periods of time in the circulation and promote selective delivery to the thrombus...
October 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944735/strategies-in-the-design-of-gold-nanoparticles-for-intracellular-targeting-opportunities-and-challenges
#4
Yamin Yang, Lei Ren, Hongjun Wang
With unique physicochemical properties, gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) have demonstrated their potential as drug carriers or therapeutic agents. Effective guidance of Au NPs into specific intracellular destinations becomes increasingly important as we strive to further improve the efficiency of drug delivery and modulate controllable cellular responses. In this review, we summarized recent advances in designing Au NPs with the capabilities of cellular penetration and internalization, endosomal escape, intracellular trafficking and subcellular localization via various approaches including physical injection, tuning the physiochemical parameters of Au NPs, and surface modification with targeting ligands...
October 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944711/a-hybrid-composite-system-of-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-granules-loaded-with-hyaluronic-acid-gelatin-hydrogel-for-bone-regeneration
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Omar Faruq, Boram Kim, Andrew R Padalhin, Gun Hee Lee, Byong-Taek Lee
An ideal bone substitute should be made of biocompatible materials that mimic the structure, characteristics, and functions of natural bone. Many researchers have worked on the fabrication of different bone scaffold systems including ceramic-polymer hybrid system. In the present study, we incorporated hyaluronic acid-gelatin hydrogel to micro-channeled biphasic calcium phosphate granules as a carrier to improve cell attachment and proliferation through highly interconnected porous structure. This hybrid system is composed of ceramic biphasic calcium phosphate granules measuring 1 mm in diameter with seven holes and hyaluronic acid-gelatin hydrogel...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944659/t2-weighted-mr-imaging-of-hepatic-tumor-guided-by-spio-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-and-ferritin-reporter-genes
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Chenying Lu, Jiansong Ji, Xiuliang Zhu, Peifeng Tang, Qian Zhang, Nannan Zhang, Zuhua Wang, Xiaojuan Wang, Weiqian Chen, Jingbo Hu, Yongzhong Du, Risheng Yu
Nowadays, there is a high demand for supersensitive contrast agents for the early diagnostics of hepatocarcinoma. It has been recognized that accurate imaging information is able to be achieved by constructing hepatic tumor specific targeting probes, though it still faces challenges. Here, A AGKGTPSLETTP peptide (A54) functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier (A54-SNLC), which can be specifically uptaken by hepatoma carcinoma cell (Bel-7402) and exhibited ultralow imaging signal intensity with varied Fe concentration on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), was first prepared as an effective gene carrier...
September 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944653/flower-like-molybdenum-disulfide-for-polarity-triggered-accumulation-release-of-small-molecules
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Qi Zhang Huang, Yueyun Fang, Jifu Shi, Yan Liang Liang, Yan Qing Zhu, Gang Xu
Flower-like molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with rich edge sites has been prepared by hydrothermal method. The edge sites possess polarity due to the non-centrosymmetric Mo-S on exposed (100) facets and thus show a strong electrostatic attraction towards polar species. The flower-like MoS2 can be used as small-molecule carriers for the model drug, Rhodamine B (RhB). The results prove that flower-like MoS2 have fast adsorption kinetics and perform a switchable accumulation/release with response to the solvent polarity...
September 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944476/a-continuous-flow-microfluidic-device-based-on-contactless-dielectrophoresis-for-bioparticles-enrichment
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Ali Rahmani, Aliasghar Mohammadi, Hamid Reza Kalhor
In recent years, applications of dielectrophoresis-based platforms have been recognized as effective and dependable approach to separate cells and bioparticles, suspended in different carrier fluids, based on particle size and electrical properties. In this study, a microfluidic device was fabricated by an unprecedented electrode pattern, and several experiments were performed to enrich samples including either of yeast, Escherichia coli, or latex particles. A chemical deposition-based method was employed for fabrication of microelectrodes, inducing nonuniform electric field required for dielectrophoresis-based separation...
September 25, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944422/role-of-glutathione-s-transferase-family-genes-in-male-infertility
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L I Kolesnikova, N A Kurashova, T A Bairova, M I Dolgikh, O A Ershova, B G Dashiev, L I Korytov, N V Koroleva
Polymorphisms of xenobiotic detoxification genes GSTT1 and GSTM1 and activity of glutathione system enzymes were studied in men with infertility. The frequency of deletion variant of GSTT1 gene in men with infertility was by 2 times higher than in fertile men. Deletion variant of GSTM1 gene was 1.4-fold more frequent in infertile men than in fertile men. Complete deletion of two genes was found in 19% men with infertility and only in 6% fertile men. The balance of activity of glutathione system enzymes essential for the effective detoxification of exogenous xenobiotics and toxic endogenous metabolites was impaired in infertile carriers of deletion variants of genes...
September 25, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944242/autosomal-recessive-long-qt-syndrome-type-1-in-eight-families-from-saudi-arabia
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Amnah Y Bdier, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, Prashant K Verma, Khalid Dagriri, Bandar Alshehri, Omamah A Jiman, Sherif E Ahmed, Arthur A M Wilde, Zahurul A Bhuiyan, Jumana Y Al-Aama
BACKGROUND: One of the most common primary cardiac arrhythmia syndromes is autosomal dominant long QT syndrome, type 1 (LQT1), chiefly caused by mono-allelic mutations in the KCNQ1 gene. Bi-allelic mutations in the KCNQ1 gene are causal to Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (JLNS), characterized by severe and early-onset arrhythmias with prolonged QTc interval on surface ECG and sensorineural deafness. Occasionally, bi-allelic mutations in KCNQ1 are also found in patients without any deafness, referred to as autosomal recessive long QT syndrome, type 1 (AR LQT1)...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944234/the-nextgen-study-patient-motivation-for-participation-in-genome-sequencing-for-carrier-status
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Tia L Kauffman, Stephanie A Irving, Michael C Leo, Marian J Gilmore, Patricia Himes, Carmit K McMullen, Elissa Morris, Jennifer Schneider, Benjamin S Wilfond, Katrina A B Goddard
BACKGROUND: While translational genomic sequencing research is increasing, few studies have been limited to healthy individuals; most have focused on patients with a disease or a strong family history of a disorder. The limited studies that have included healthy individuals have focused on the disclosure of medically actionable secondary results, rather than carrier status, to assess reproductive risks. To address this important gap, we conducted the NextGen study, which focuses on carrier status and medically actionable secondary findings in a population of women planning a pregnancy...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944104/the-influence-of-extracellular-rna-on-cell-behavior-in-health-disease-and-regeneration
#12
Luai Huleihel, Michelle E Scarritt, Stephen F Badylak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: An overview of the role of extracellular RNAs (exRNA) in the regulation of homeostasis, disease progression, and regeneration is provided herein. Several exRNAs have been identified as potential biomarkers for disease and disease progression. In addition, the potential of exRNAs as a therapeutic modality is discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Fibrotic diseases of the lung, liver, and heart, among other organs share a number of identical exRNAs which play key roles in disease pathogenesis...
March 2017: Current Pathobiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943953/six-low-penetrance-snps-for-the-estimation-of-breast-cancer-heritability-a-family-based-study-in-caucasian-italian-patients
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Simona De Summa, Francesca Graziano, Brunella Pilato, Rosamaria Pinto, Katia Danza, Rosanna Lacalamita, Simona Serratì, Domenico Sambiasi, Mario Grassi, Stefania Tommasi
Breast cancer is a malignancy with a strong heritable component. Genetic counseling has been principally focused on families carrying high-penetrance breast cancer 1/2, early onset genes. Current modeling suggests that the majority of the unexplained fraction of familial risk is likely to be explained by a polygenic model. The aim of the present study was to estimate the heritability (h(2)) of breast cancer susceptibility through the analysis of 6 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), nuclear mitotic apparatus protein 1, cyclin D1, cytochrome C oxidase copper chaperone, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2, TOX high mobility group box family member 3 and solute carrier family 4 member 7...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943905/screening-the-key-genes-of-hepatocellular-adenoma-via-microarray-analysis-of-dna-expression-and-methylation-profiles
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Dan Liu, Pengfei Liu, Liye Cao, Quan Zhang, Yaqing Chen
The aim of the present study was to identify the biomarkers involved in the development of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) through integrated analysis of gene expression and methylation microarray. The microarray dataset GSE7473, containing HNF1α-mutated HCA and their corresponding non-tumor livers, 5 HNF1α-mutated HCA and 4 non-related non-tumor livers, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. The DNA methylation profile GSE43091, consisting of 50 HCA and 4 normal liver tissues, was also downloaded from the GEO database...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943896/a-large-chinese-pedigree-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-with-a-novel-c634y-d707e-germline-mutation-in-ret-exon-11
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Fanqian Lu, Xiaohong Chen, Yunlong Bai, Yaru Feng, Jian Wu
The present study identified the clinical features of the largest multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) A pedigree from China, with a novel double missense rearranged during transfection (RET) mutation (C634Y/D707E). To the best of our knowledge, the D707E mutation has not been identified to date. In the present study, a total of 101 family members who originated from a large pedigree (134 members in total) underwent RET mutation screening by next-generation sequencing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, followed by direct bidirectional DNA sequencing...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943706/theoretical-predictions-for-spatially-focused-heating-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-guided-by-magnetic-particle-imaging-field-gradients
#16
Rohan Dhavalikar, Carlos Rinaldi
Magnetic nanoparticles in alternating magnetic fields (AMFs) transfer some of the field's energy to their surroundings in the form of heat, a property that has attracted significant attention for use in cancer treatment through hyperthermia and in developing magnetic drug carriers that can be actuated to release their cargo externally using magnetic fields. To date, most work in this field has focused on the use of AMFs that actuate heat release by nanoparticles over large regions, without the ability to select specific nanoparticle-loaded regions for heating while leaving other nanoparticle-loaded regions unaffected...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943513/neonatal-diabetes-two-cases-with-isolated-pancreas-agenensis-due-to-homozygous-ptf1a-enhancer-mutations-and-one-with-dend-syndrome-due-to-kcnj11-mutation
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Olcay Evliyaoğlu, Oya Ercan, Emel Ataloğlu, Ümit Zübarioğlu, Bahar Özcabı, Aydilek Dağdeviren, Hande Erdoğan, Elisa De Franco, Sian Ellard
Neonatal diabetes mellitus is a rare form of monogenic diabetes which is diagnosed in the first 6 months of life. Here we report three patients with neonatal diabetes; two with isolated pancreas agenesis due to mutations in the PTF1A enhancer and one with DEND syndrome (developmental delay, epilepsy, and neonatal diabetes) due to a KCNJ11 mutation. The two cases with mutations in the distal enhacer of PTF1A had a homozygous g.23508363A>G and a homozygous g.23508437A>G mutation respectively. Previous functional analysis showed that these mutations can decrease expression of PTF1A which is involved in pancreas development...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943327/a-two-component-system-regulates-bacteroides-fragilis-toxin-to-maintain-intestinal-homeostasis-and-prevent-lethal-disease
#18
Aaron L Hecht, Benjamin W Casterline, Vivian M Choi, Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg
Intestinal microbes are recognized for their role in human disease. Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) has been implicated in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer; however, colonization alone is insufficient to cause these illnesses. We hypothesized that homeostasis in healthy carriers is maintained by colonic mucus, the major constituent of which is the glycoprotein Muc2. We found that Muc2-deficient mice succumb to lethal disease from ETBF colonization in a B. fragilis toxin (BFT)-dependent manner...
September 13, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943210/technical-aspects-of-preparing-peg-plga-nanoparticles-as-carrier-for-chemotherapeutic-%C3%A2-agents-by-nanoprecipitation-method
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Hassan A Almoustafa, Mohammed A Alshawsh, Zamri Chik
Nanoprecipitation is a simple and increasingly trending method for nanoparticles preparation. The self-assembly feature of poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (lactide-co-glycolic acid) (PEG-PLGA) amphiphilic copolymer into a nanoparticle and its versatile structure makes nanoprecipitation one of the best methods for its preparation. The aim of this study is to review currently available literature for standard preparation of PEG-PLGA nanoparticles using nanoprecipitation technique in order to draw conclusive evidenceto draw conclusive evidence that can guide researchers during formulation development...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943207/supramolecular-nano-engineered-lipidic-carriers-based-on-diflunisal-phospholipid-complex-for-transdermal-delivery-qbd-based-optimization-characterization-and-preclinical-investigations-for-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Amanpreet Kaur, Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Sanjay Chhibber, Gajanand Sharma, Vijay Singh Gondil, Om Prakash Katare
Diflunisal (DIF) is used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis etc. DIF-phospholipid complex (DIF-PL complex) was prepared by solvent-evaporation method and characterized by molecular docking studies, SEM, FTIR, DSC, PXRD studies. Further, the DIF-PL complex was incorporated into supramolecular nano-engineered lipidic carriers (SNLCs) for transdermal delivery. The optimization exercise was done using Face centered cubic design (FCCD) after screening of variables by L8 Taguchi orthogonal array design...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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