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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437628/advanced-biomaterials-and-microengineering-technologies-to-recapitulate-the-stepwise-process-of-cancer-metastasis
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REVIEW
Nitish Peela, Danh Truong, Harpinder Saini, Hunghao Chu, Samaneh Mashaghi, Stephanie L Ham, Sunil Singh, Hossein Tavana, Bobak Mosadegh, Mehdi Nikkhah
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death globally according to the World Health Organization. Although improved treatments and early diagnoses have reduced cancer related mortalities, metastatic disease remains a major clinical challenge. The local tumor microenvironment plays a significant role in cancer metastasis, where tumor cells respond and adapt to a plethora of biochemical and biophysical signals from stromal cells and extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Due to these complexities, there is a critical need to understand molecular mechanisms underlying cancer metastasis to facilitate the discovery of more effective therapies...
April 21, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405506/oral-delivery-of-tumor-microparticle-vaccines-activates-nod2-signaling-pathway-in-ileac-epithelium-rendering-potent-antitumor-t-cell-immunity
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Wenqian Dong, Huafeng Zhang, Xiaonan Yin, Yuying Liu, Degao Chen, Xiaoyu Liang, Xun Jin, Jiadi Lv, Jingwei Ma, Ke Tang, Zhuowei Hu, Xiaofeng Qin, Bo Huang
Exploiting gut mucosal immunity to design new antitumor vaccination strategy remains unexplored. Tumor cell-derived microparticles (T-MP) are natural biomaterials that are capable of delivering tumor antigens and innate signals to dendritic cells (DC) for tumor-specific T cell immunity. Here, we show that T-MPs by oral vaccination route effectively access and activate mucosal epithelium, leading to subsequent antitumor T cell responses. Oral vaccination of T-MPs generated potent inhibitory effect against the growth of B16 melanoma and CT26 colon cancer in mice, which required both T cell and DC activation...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402175/development-of-drug-loaded-chitosan-hollow-nanoparticles-for-delivery-of-paclitaxel-to-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells
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Jie Jiang, Ying Liu, Chao Wu, Yang Qiu, Xiaoyan Xu, Huiling Lv, Andi Bai, Xuan Liu
In this study, biodegradable chitosan hollow nanospheres (CHN) were fabricated using polystyrene nanospheres (PS) as templates. CHN were applied to increase the solubility of poorly water-soluble drugs. The lung cancer drug paclitaxel (PTX), which is used as a model drug, was loaded into CHN by the adsorption equilibrium method. The drug-loaded sample (PTX-CHN) offered sustained PTX release and good bioavailability. The state characterization of PTX by DSC, XRD and FTIR showed that the PTX absorbed into CHN existed in an amorphous state...
April 12, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393688/nanoscale-functional-biomaterials-for-cancer-theranostics
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Linying Liu, Xiaoshuang Li, Lei Chen, Xin Zhang
Nanomedicine is widely developed in recent years. In nanomedicine system, nanoscale and nanostructured functional materials are used to manipulate the human biology systems at the molecular level for cancer imaging and therapy. New nanostructure based functional materials consist of nanoscale liposomes, spheres, micelles, capsules, emulsion, suspension and phamacosomes. Several functional nanoparticles such as lipid-based and polymer-based materials are demonstrated to be drug delivery vehicles and imaging agents...
April 6, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385267/a-review-on-hyperthermia-via-nanoparticle-mediated-therapy
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Ayesha Sohail, Zaki Ahmad, O Anwar Bég, Sarmad Arshad, Lubna Sherin
Hyperthermia treatment, generated by magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) is promising since it is tumour-focused, minimally invasive and uniform. The most unique feature of magnetic nanoparticles is its reaction and modulation by a magnetic force basically responsible for enabling its potential as heating mediators for cancer therapy. In magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia, a tumour is preferentially loaded with systemically administered nanoparticles with high-absorption cross-section for transduction of an extrinsic energy source to heat...
April 3, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371333/behavior-of-prostate-cancer-cells-in-a-nanohydroxyapatite-collagen-bone-scaffold
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S Cruz-Neves, N Ribeiro, I Graça, C Jerónimo, S R Sousa, F J Monteiro
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second leading cause of death among men in Europe and US. The metastatic dissemination pattern of PCa is unique, developing bone metastasis as the only site of progression, consequently with a prognosis very poor. The cancer cells interactions within the surrounding bone environment are critical for tumor growth and progression. SPARC (Secreted Protein, Acidic and Rich in Cysteine) is described to be involved in PCa cells migration and invasion into bone. 3D in vitro systems that are able to closely resemble the in vivo microenvironment are recently taking importance in cancer research...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349127/polymeric-nanoparticle-based-delivery-of-trail-dna-for-cancer-specific-killing
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Stephany Y Tzeng, David R Wilson, Sarah K Hansen, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Jordan J Green
Lack of specificity in cancer therapeutics severely limits the efficacy of many existing treatment modalities. The use of Tumor Necrosis Factor-related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) is of interest to the field due to this protein's ability to cause cell death specifically in cancer cells without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. Here, we report that polymeric nanoparticles, based on synthetic poly(beta-amino ester)s (PBAEs) and containing DNA, are able to selectively transfect cancer cells in vitro over healthy cells of the same tissue type...
June 2016: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342377/live-cell-biosensing-platforms-using-graphene-based-hybrid-nanomaterials
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Tae-Hyung Kim, Donghyun Lee, Jeong-Woo Choi
A novel strategy to precisely detect or monitor various biomaterials in living cells poses paramount importance in understanding cellular processes. Graphene, a newly emerged two-dimensional carbon material, has been widely utilized for biosensors owing to its multifarious characteristics including mechanical, electrical, and optical properties (e.g. stability, conductivity, fluorescence quenching and photoluminescence). In addition, graphene derivatives and their innate characteristics, such as biocompatibility low cytotoxicity and water solubility have facilitated the use of graphene-based materials for live cell biosensing, wherein graphene is utilized as a core material by itself or in combination with other functional nanomaterials to load target-specific probes, fluorescent dyes, and other signaling molecules...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335259/lipid-nanovectors-to-deliver-rna-oligonucleotides-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Virginia Campani, Giuseppina Salzano, Sara Lusa, Giuseppe De Rosa
The growing knowledge on the mechanisms of gene silencing and gene regulation by non-coding RNAs (ncRNA), mainly small interfering RNA (siRNA) and microRNA (miRNA), is providing a significant boost to the development of new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cancer. However, the design of RNA-based therapeutics is hampered by biopharmaceutical issues, thus requiring the use of suitable delivery strategies. In this regards, lipid nanovectors have been successfully investigated to deliver RNA in different forms of cancer...
July 9, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334523/transformable-nanomaterials-as-an-artificial-extracellular-matrix-for-inhibiting-tumor-invasion-and-metastasis
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Xiao-Xue Hu, Ping-Ping He, Guo-Bin Qi, Yu-Juan Gao, Yao-Xin Lin, Chao Yang, Pei-Pei Yang, Hongxun Hao, Lei Wang, Hao Wang
Tumor metastasis is one of the big challenges in cancer treatment and is often associated with high patient mortality. Until now, there is an agreement that tumor invasion and metastasis are related to degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) by enzymes. Inspired by the formation of natural ECM and the in situ self-assembly strategy developed in our group, herein, we in situ constructed an artificial extracellular matrix (AECM) based on transformable Laminin (LN)-mimic peptide 1 (BP-KLVFFK-GGDGR-YIGSR) for inhibition of tumor invasion and metastasis...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319779/supramolecular-biofunctional-materials
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Jie Zhou, Jie Li, Xuewen Du, Bing Xu
This review discusses supramolecular biofunctional materials, a novel class of biomaterials formed by small molecules that are held together via noncovalent interactions. The complexity of biology and relevant biomedical problems not only inspire, but also demand effective molecular design for functional materials. Supramolecular biofunctional materials offer (almost) unlimited possibilities and opportunities to address challenging biomedical problems. Rational molecular design of supramolecular biofunctional materials exploit powerful and versatile noncovalent interactions, which offer many advantages, such as responsiveness, reversibility, tunability, biomimicry, modularity, predictability, and, most importantly, adaptiveness...
June 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304023/peptide-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-versatile-biomaterials-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-applications
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Jingyi Zong, Steven L Cobb, Neil R Cameron
Colloidal gold solutions have been used for centuries in a wide variety of applications including staining glass and in the colouring of ceramics. More recently, gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have been studied extensively due to their interesting size-dependent electronic and optical properties. GNPs can be functionalized easily with biomolecules that contain thiols, amines, or even phosphine moieties. For example, the reaction of thiol-containing peptides with GNPs has been used extensively to prepare novel hybrid materials for biomedical applications...
March 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299254/volumetric-analysis-of-bone-substitute-material-performance-within-the-human-sinus-cavity-of-former-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jonas Lorenz, Kathrin Eichler, Mike Barbeck, Henriette Lerner, Stefan Stübinger, Catherine Seipel, Thomas J Vogl, Adorján F Kovács, Shahram Ghanaati, Robert A Sader
BACKGROUND: In numerous animal and human studies, it could be detected that in bone augmentation procedures, material's physicochemical characteristics can influence the cellular inflammatory pattern and therefore the integration in the host tissue. Histological, histomorphometrical, and clinical analyses of the integration of the biomaterial in the surrounding tissue are well established methodologies; however, they do not make a statement on volume and density changes of the augmented biomaterial...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279922/biomaterial-enabled-delivery-of-sdf-1%C3%AE-at-the-ventral-side-of-breast-cancer-cells-reveals-a-crosstalk-between-cell-receptors-to-promote-the-invasive-phenotype
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Xi Qiu Liu, Laure Fourel, Fabien Dalonneau, Rabia Sadir, Salome Leal, Hugues Lortat-Jacob, Marianne Weidenhaupt, Corinne Albiges-Rizo, Catherine Picart
The SDF-1α chemokine (CXCL12) is a potent bioactive chemoattractant known to be involved in hematopoietic stem cell homing and cancer progression. The associated SDF-1α/CXCR4 receptor signaling is a hallmark of aggressive tumors, which can metastasize to distant sites such as lymph nodes, lung and bone. Here, we engineered a biomimetic tumoral niche made of a thin and soft polyelectrolyte film that can retain SDF-1α to present it, in a spatially-controlled manner, at the ventral side of the breast cancer cells...
February 27, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274767/copper-sulfide-nanoparticle-based-localized-drug-delivery-system-as-an-effective-cancer-synergistic-treatment-and-theranostic-platform
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Lin Hou, Xiaoning Shan, Lisha Hao, Qianhua Feng, Zhenzhong Zhang
Localized cancer treatment with combination therapy has attracted increasing attention for effective inhibition of tumor growth. In this work, we introduced diffusion molecular retention (DMR) tumor targeting effect, a new strategy that employed transferrin (Tf) modified hollow mesoporous CuS nanoparticles (HMCuS NPs) to undergo extensive diffuse through the interstitium and tumor retention after a peritumoral (PT) injection. Herein, HMCuS NPs with strong near-infrared (NIR) absorption and photothermal conversion efficiency could serve as not only a drug carrier but also a powerful contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging to guide chemo-phototherapy...
March 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271306/fibrin-in-reproductive-tissue-engineering-a-review-on-its-application-as-a-biomaterial-for-fertility-preservation
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M C Chiti, M M Dolmans, J Donnez, C A Amorim
In recent years, reproductive medicine has made good use of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine techniques to develop alternatives to restore fertility in cancer patients. For young female cancer patients who cannot undergo any of the currently applied strategies due to the possible presence of malignant cells in their ovaries, the challenge is creating an in vitro or in vivo artificial ovary using carefully selected biomaterials. Thanks to its numerous qualities, fibrin has been widely used as a scaffold material for fertility preservation applications...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269214/novel-3d-coaxial-flow-focusing-nozzle-device-for-the-production-of-monodispersed-collagen-microspheres
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Sravani Jaligama, Po-Jung Huang, Jun Kameoka
We have developed a 3D coaxial flow-focusing nozzle device for the mass production of monodispersed collagen microspheres and chemically crosslinked them using EDC (1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS). The size of the microspheres was varied between 200 μm and 600 μm by adjusting the ratio of the flow rates of the dispersed and continuous phases. MDA231-GFP cells were attached to the surface of these particles and their viability was investigated. Because they are comprised of a natural biomaterial, these collagen microspheres will have numerous applications, including bone regeneration scaffolds for tissue engineering and analyses of cancer cell interactions in a 3D environment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259837/shape-memory-polymers-with-enhanced-visibility-for-magnetic-resonance-and-x-ray-imaging-modalities
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A C Weems, J M Szafron, A D Easley, S Herting, J Smolen, D J Maitland
Currently, monitoring of minimally invasive medical devices is performed using fluoroscopy. The risks associated with fluoroscopy, including increased risk of cancer, make this method especially unsuitable for pediatric device delivery and follow-up procedures. A more suitable method is magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, which makes use of harmless magnetic fields rather than ionizing radiation when imaging the patient; this method is safer for both the patient and the performing technicians. Unfortunately, there is a lack of research available on bulk polymeric materials to enhance MR-visibility for use in medical devices...
March 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257059/chitosan-based-multifunctional-platforms-for-local-delivery-of-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Seong-Chul Hong, Seung-Yup Yoo, Hyeongmin Kim, Jaehwi Lee
Chitosan has been widely used as a key biomaterial for the development of drug delivery systems intended to be administered via oral and parenteral routes. In particular, chitosan-based microparticles are the most frequently employed delivery system, along with specialized systems such as hydrogels, nanoparticles and thin films. Based on the progress made in chitosan-based drug delivery systems, the usefulness of chitosan has further expanded to anti-cancer chemoembolization, tissue engineering, and stem cell research...
March 1, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252135/t-cell-immunoengineering-with-advanced-biomaterials
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Derfogail Delcassian, Susanne Sattler, Iain E Dunlop
Recent advances in biomaterials design offer the potential to actively control immune cell activation and behaviour. Many human diseases, such as infections, cancer, and autoimmune disorders, are partly mediated by inappropriate or insufficient activation of the immune system. T cells play a central role in the host immune response to these diseases, and so constitute a promising cell type for manipulation. In vivo, T cells are stimulated by antigen presenting cells (APC), therefore to design immunoengineering biomaterials that control T cell behaviour, artificial interfaces that mimic the natural APC-T cell interaction are required...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
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