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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164198/aptamer-modified-selenium-nanoparticles-for-dark-field-microscopy-imaging-of-nucleolin
#1
Meng Li Liu, Hong Yan Zou, Chun Mei Li, Rong Sheng Li, Cheng Zhi Huang
Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) with strong green scattering light serving as light scattering nanoprobes for dark-field microscopy imaging are developed for the first time. The SeNPs show good stability, excellent biocompatibility, and high light-producing power, and can precisely and specifically target cancer cells with overexpressed nucleolin (NCL) after modification with aptamers, revealing that the SeNPs can act as a good light scattering nanoprobe for bioimaging and biolabeling.
November 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156387/biotransformation-and-detoxification-of-selenite-by-microbial-biogenesis-of-selenium-sulfur-nanoparticles
#2
M Vogel, S Fischer, A Maffert, R Hübner, A C Scheinost, C Franzen, R Steudtner
This study combines the interaction between the toxic oxyanions selenite and selenate and the plant growth promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense with a comprehensive characterization of the formed selenium particles. As selenium is an essential trace element, but also toxic in high concentrations, its state of occurrence in nature is of major concern. Growth of the bacterium was affected by selenite (1-5mM) only, observable as a prolonged growth lag-phase of 3days. Subsequently, selenite reduction occurred under aerobic conditions resulting in extracellularly formed insoluble Se(0) particles...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142221/biogenic-selenium-and-its-hepatoprotective-activity
#3
Baozhen Li, Dan Li, Weixin Jing, Jinhua Fan, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Shao-Chin Lee, Lan Wang
Elemental selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) have multiple biological activities. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of biogenic SeNPs (BioSeNPs) on CCl4-induced liver damage in mice. The results showed that: (i) when compared to sodium selenite (SS), BioSeNPs has a similar tissue distribution after intragastrical administration to mice; (ii) BioSeNPs and SS showed comparable efficacy in increasing the activities of glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase in liver cell lines, mice blood and liver; (iii) pretreatment with BioSeNPs inhibiting the elevation of activities of various enzymes significantly which included aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase and liver lipid peroxide (p < 0...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141577/extracellular-synthesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles-from-an-actinomycetes-streptomyces-griseoruber-and-evaluation-of-its-cytotoxicity-on-ht-29-cell-line
#4
V R Ranjitha, Ravishankar Rai Vittal
In the present study, the extracellular synthesis of Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) was carried out by using culture supernatant of Streptomyces griseoruber, an Actinomycetes member isolated from the soil. Bioreduction of SeNPs was confirmed by UV-Visible spectrophotometer that showed the peak at 575 nm. XRD pattern confirmed the non-crystalline or amorphous nature of the synthesised SeNPs. FTIR spectra revealed the possible functional group that is responsible for mediating the SeNPs formation. Size and distribution of the biosynthesised SeNPs were analysed by HR-TEM that showed the formation of particle size in the range of 100-250nm...
November 13, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141151/light-responsive-nanoparticles-for-highly-efficient-cytoplasmic-delivery-of-anticancer-agents
#5
Yangyun Wang, Yibin Deng, Huanhuan Luo, Aijun Zhu, Hengte Ke, Hong Yang, Huabing Chen
Stimuli-responsive nanostructures have shown great promise for intracellular delivery of anticancer compounds. A critical challenge remains in the exploration of stimuli-responsive nanoparticles for fast cytoplasmic delivery. Herein, near-infrared (NIR) light-responsive nanoparticles were rationally designed to generate highly efficient cytoplasmic delivery of anticancer agents for synergistic thermo-chemotherapy. The drug-loaded polymeric nanoparticles of selenium-inserted copolymer (I/D-Se-NPs) were rapidly dissociated in several minutes through reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated selenium oxidation upon NIR light exposure, and this irreversible dissociation of I/D-Se-NPs upon such a short irradiation promoted continuous drug release...
November 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131972/efficient-adsorption-of-selenium-iv-from-water-by-hematite-modified-magnetic-nanoparticles
#6
Zhiyao Ma, Chao Shan, Jialiang Liang, Meiping Tong
Selenium (Se) could enter the environment through different anthropogenic sources, posing potential health risk. The removal of trace Se(IV) from water by hematite coated magnetic nanoparticle (MNP@hematite) under different solution conditions was investigated through batch experiments. The adsorption capacity of Se(IV) by MNP@hematite was 25.0 mg/g.100 μg/L of Se(IV) could be rapidly decreased to below 10 μg/L by 0.1 g/L of MNP@hematite in 10 min. MNP@hematite could effectively remove Se(IV) in a wide pH range from 4 to 9...
November 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124492/biogenesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles-using-green-chemistry
#7
REVIEW
Sara Shoeibi, Paul Mozdziak, Afsaneh Golkar-Narenji
Selenium binds some enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase, which may be activated in biological infections and oxidative stress. Chemical and physical methods for synthesizing nanoparticles, apart from being expensive, have their own particular risks. However, nanoparticle synthesis through green chemistry is a safe procedure that different biological sources such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae and plants can be the catalyst bed for processing. Synthesis of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) by macro/microorganisms causes variation in morphology and shape of the particles is due to diversity of reduction enzymes in organisms...
November 9, 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123393/antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-role-of-selenium-against-silver-nanoparticles
#8
Sabah Ansar, Saad M Alshehri, Manal Abudawood, Sherifa S Hamed, Tansir Ahamad
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have attracted the most interest in terms of their potential biomedical and industrial applications. However, these nanoparticles have shown their toxic behavior toward environment, living tissues, and organisms. Selenium (Se), an essential trace element, is necessary for various metabolic processes, including protection against oxidative stress and immune function. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of Se against AgNP-induced hepatic oxidative stress. AgNPs were synthesized and then prepared nanoparticles were characterized using various analytical techniques such as UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111042/fabrication-and-stabilization-of-biocompatible-selenium-nanoparticles-by-carboxylic-curdlans-with-various-molecular-properties
#9
Jing-Kun Yan, Wen-Yi Qiu, Yao-Yao Wang, Wen-Han Wang, Yan Yang, He-Nan Zhang
In this study, carboxylic curdlans (Cur-4, Cur-8, and Cur-24) with different molecular properties and chain conformations were used as stabilizer and capping agent to fabricate stable and water-dispersible selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs). Results showed that molecular properties and chain conformations of carboxylic curdlans remarkably influenced the size, morphology, structure, and stability of SeNPs and the carboxylic curdlan was ligated to SeNPs via OH⋯Se interaction. The as-prepared SeNPs was amorphous and showed homogeneous and monodisperse spherical structure with size of ∼50-90nm...
January 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110163/selenite-removal-and-reduction-by-growing-aspergillus-sp-j2
#10
Zhijian Li, Haifeng Li, Huiying Hu
In this study, the removal and reduction of selenite [Se(IV)] by growing Aspergillus sp. J2 were investigated. The lag phase, growth rate and biomass of J2 was not significantly influenced by the presence of 100 mg/L Se(IV). A rapid Se(IV) removal process took place from the 3rd to the 4th day during the growth of J2. Scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analyses showed that the Se(IV) did not cause any visible effects on cell morphology and the reduced amorphous elemental selenium [Se(0)] nanoparticles were mainly on the surface of the mycelial cell walls...
November 6, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108452/comparative-study-of-radioprotective-effects-of-selenium-nanoparticles-and-sodium-selenite-in-irradiation-induced-nephropathy-of-mice-model
#11
Masoumeh Karami, Siamak Asri-Rezaie, Banafshe Dormanesh, Ali Nazarizadeh
PURPOSE: The current study was undertaken to evaluate radioprotective effects of selenium nanoparticles in irradiation induced nephropathy of mice model compared to sodium selenite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five mice were divided into 3 major groups including control, selenium nanoparticle and sodium selenite. Each major group was further subdivided into 3 more groups receiving various doses of 0, 2 and 8 Gy gamma irradiation. Both of the supplements were administered intraperitoneally with the dose of 0...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090279/selenium-nanoparticles-induce-suppressed-function-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-inhibit-dalton-s-lymphoma-proliferation
#12
Pramod Kumar Gautam, Sanjay Kumar, M S Tomar, Rishi Kant Singh, A Acharya, Sanjay Kumar, B Ram
Selenium Nanoparticle (SeNPs) is reported that it enhances and maintains optimal immune during infection and malignancies. To this end, we examined the role of selenium on TAMS whose anti-tumor function suppressed which favor tumor progression. BALB/c (H2d) strain of mice non-Hodgkin type of Dalton's cell line was used to check the role of carboxlic group induced, synthesized SeNPs on TAMs. Screening of IC50 value was done primarily trypen blue exclusion assay and 50% proliferation of DL cells inhibited 40 ng/ml to 50 ng/...
December 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054148/determination-of-size-and-mass-and-number-based-concentration-of-biogenic-senps-synthesized-by-lactic-acid-bacteria-by-using-a-multimethod-approach
#13
Gustavo Moreno-Martin, Micaela Pescuma, Teresa Pérez-Corona, Fernanda Mozzi, Yolanda Madrid
Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) were synthesized by a green technology using lactic acid bacteria (LAB, Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus and L. reuteri). The exposure of aqueous sodium selenite to LAB led to the synthesis of SeNPs. Characterization of SeNPs by transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectrum (EDXS) analysis revealed the presence of stable, predominantly monodispersed and spherical SeNPs of an average size of 146 ± 71 nm. Additionally, SeNPs hydrodynamic size was determined by dispersive light scattering (DLS) and nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA)...
November 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043926/efficient-induction-of-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells-by-paclitaxel-loaded-selenium-nanoparticles
#14
Anil Parsram Bidkar, Pallab Sanpui, Siddhartha Sankar Ghosh
AIM: To develop selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs)-based delivery systems for paclitaxel (PTX) and assess their antiproliferative efficacy against cancer cells in vitro with potential mechanistic insight. METHODS: Pluronic F-127 stabilized SeNPs were prepared and characterized. Effects of PTX-loaded SeNPs on lung (A549), breast (MCF7), cervical (HeLa) and colon (HT29) cancer cells were studied by viability assay complemented with flow-cytometric analyses of cell cycle, apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential, intracellular reactive oxygen species and caspase activity...
October 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019267/ge11-peptide-conjugated-selenium-nanoparticles-for-egfr-targeted-oridonin-delivery-to-achieve-enhanced-anticancer-efficacy-by-inhibiting-egfr-mediated-pi3k-akt-and-ras-raf-mek-erk-pathways
#15
Jiang Pi, Jinhuan Jiang, Huaihong Cai, Fen Yang, Hua Jin, Peihui Yang, Jiye Cai, Zheng W Chen
Selenium nanoparticles (Se NPs) have attracted increasing interest in recent decades because of their anticancer, immunoregulation, and drug carrier functions. In this study, GE11 peptide-conjugated Se NPs (GE11-Se NPs), a nanosystem targeting EGFR over-expressed cancer cells, were synthesized for oridonin delivery to achieve enhanced anticancer efficacy. Oridonin loaded and GE11 peptide conjugated Se NPs (GE11-Ori-Se NPs) were found to show enhanced cellular uptake in cancer cells, which resulted in enhanced cancer inhibition against cancer cells and reduced toxicity against normal cells...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017880/development-physicochemical-characterization-and-cytotoxicity-of-selenium-nanoparticles-stabilized-by-beta-lactoglobulin
#16
Jinglin Zhang, Zi Teng, Yang Yuan, Qing-Zhu Zeng, Zhiyuan Lou, Seong-Ho Lee, Qin Wang
Novel Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) were developed using beta-lactoglobulin (Blg) as a stabilizer in redox systems of selenite and ascorbic acid in this study. Particle size, morphology, stability, and in vitro biological activity of synthesized Blg stabilized selenium nanoparticles (Blg-SeNPs) were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV/Vis), and cell toxicity assays, respectively. Stabilizing mechanisms of Blg-SeNPs were investigated by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and protein fluorescence probe...
October 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991962/redox-active-nanomaterials-for-nanomedicine-applications
#17
REVIEW
Christopher M Sims, Shannon K Hanna, Daniel A Heller, Christopher P Horoszko, Monique E Johnson, Antonio R Montoro Bustos, Vytas Reipa, Kathryn R Riley, Bryant C Nelson
Nanomedicine utilizes the remarkable properties of nanomaterials for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Many of these nanomaterials have been shown to have robust antioxidative properties, potentially functioning as strong scavengers of reactive oxygen species. Conversely, several nanomaterials have also been shown to promote the generation of reactive oxygen species, which may precipitate the onset of oxidative stress, a state that is thought to contribute to the development of a variety of adverse conditions...
October 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979122/green-synthesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles-using-acinetobacter-sp-sw30-optimization-characterization-and-its-anticancer-activity-in-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Sweety A Wadhwani, Mahadeo Gorain, Pinaki Banerjee, Utkarsha U Shedbalkar, Richa Singh, Gopal C Kundu, Balu A Chopade
The aim of this study was to synthesize selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) using cell suspension and total cell protein of Acinetobacter sp. SW30 and optimize its synthesis by studying the influence of physiological and physicochemical parameters. Also, we aimed to compare its anticancer activity with that of chemically synthesized SeNPs in breast cancer cells. Cell suspension of Acinetobacter sp. SW30 was exposed to various physiological and physicochemical conditions in the presence of sodium selenite to study their effects on the synthesis and morphology of SeNPs...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945070/inhibition-of-thioredoxin-reductase-by-targeted-selenopolymeric-nanocarriers-synergizes-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-doxorubicin-in-mcf7-human-breast-cancer-cells
#19
Mahaveer P Purohit, Neeraj K Verma, Aditya K Kar, Amrita Singh, Debabrata Ghosh, Satyakam Patnaik
Increasing evidence suggests selenium nanoparticles (Se NPs) as potential cancer therapeutic agents and emerging drug delivery carriers, yet, the molecular mechanism of their anticancer activity still remains unclear. Recent studies indicate thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), a selenoenzyme, as a promising target for anticancer therapy. The present study explored the TrxR inhibition efficacy of Se NPs as a plausible factor impeding tumor growth. Hyaluronic acid (HA)-functionalized selenopolymeric nanocarriers (Se@CMHA NPs) were designed wielding chemotherapeutic potential for target specific Doxorubicin (DOX) delivery...
October 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938209/interactions-between-biogenic-selenium-nanoparticles-and-goethite-colloids-and-consequence-for-remediation-of-elemental-mercury-contaminated-groundwater
#20
Xiaonan Wang, Daoyong Zhang, Haifeng Qian, Yan Liang, Xiangliang Pan, Geoffrey Michael Gadd
Ubiquitous colloidal minerals such as goethite can have a significant impact on the performance of nanoparticles-based groundwater remediation due to aggregation. Heteroaggregation and retention of Se nanoparticles (SeNPs) by goethite in groundwater, and its impact on Hg(0) remediation by SeNPs were investigated in this study. In order to mitigate the adverse effects of aggregation, the effects of bacterial extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) on the stability of SeNPs and Hg(0) sequestration using SeNPs were also evaluated...
February 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
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