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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793179/nano-strategies-for-berberine-delivery-a-natural-alkaloid-of-berberis
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Elaheh Mirhadi, Mehdi Rezaee, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Berberine, as a phytochemical component of some medicinal Chinese herbs (most frequently Berberis vulgaris), is an isoquinoline alkaloid with many therapeutic effects including anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. Berberine has some significant effects on type 2 diabetes through adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation, glycolysis stimulation, and mitochondrial function inhibition which subsequently improves both lipid and glucose metabolism...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787277/targeting-of-egfr-vegfr2-and-akt-by-engineered-dual-drug-encapsulated-mesoporous-silica-gold-nanoclusters-sensitizes-tamoxifen-resistant-breast-cancer
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Bn Prashanth Kumar, Nagaprasad Puvvada, Shashi Rajput, Siddik Sarkar, Madhusudan Kr Mahto, Murali M Yallapu, Amita Pathak, Luni Emdad, Swadesh K Das, Rui L Reis, Subhas C Kundu, Paul B Fisher, Mahitosh Mandal
Tamoxifen has improved overall disease-free survival and reduced mortality rates in cancer patients. However, breast cancer patients often fail to respond to tamoxifen therapy due to the development of a drug-resistant phenotype. Functional analysis and molecular studies suggest that protein mutation and dysregulation of survival signaling molecules such as epidermal growth factor receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 and Akt contribute to tamoxifen resistance. Various strategies, including combinatorial therapies, show to chemo-sensitize tamoxifen-resistant cancers...
May 22, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785179/nanoformulation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-with-target-receptor-triggered-release-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Yuhang Jiang, James M Fay, Chi-Duen Poon, Natasha Vinod, Yuling Zhao, Kristin Bullock, Si Qin, Devika S Manickam, Xiang Yi, William A Banks, Alexander V Kabanov
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is identified as a potent neuroprotective and neuroregenerative agent for many neurological diseases. Regrettably, its delivery to the brain is hampered by poor serum stability and rapid brain clearance. Here, a novel nanoformulation is reported composed of a bio-compatible polymer, poly(ethylene glycol)- b -poly(L-glutamic acid) (PEG-PLE), that hosts the BDNF molecule in a nanoscale complex, termed here Nano-BDNF. Upon simple mixture, Nano-BDNF spontaneously forms uniform spherical particles with a core-shell structure...
February 7, 2018: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777164/mrna-treatment-produces-sustained-expression-of-enzymatically-active-human-adamts13-in-mice
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Susan Liu-Chen, Brendan Connolly, Lei Cheng, Romesh R Subramanian, Zhaozhong Han
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is primarily caused by deficiency of ADAMTS13 within the blood stream due to either genetic defects or presence of inhibitory autoantibodies. Preclinical and clinical studies suggest that enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant human ADAMTS13 protein (rhADAMTS13) is effective and safe in treatment of TTP. However, frequent dosing would be required due to the relatively short half-life of rhADAMTS13 in circulation as well as the presence of inhibitory autoantibodies that collectively result in the poor pharmacological profile of rhADAMTS13...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774063/dual-target-gene-therapy-to-eml4-alk-nsclc-by-a-gold-nanoshell-based-system
#5
Siwen Li, Yuxi Liu, Yalan Rui, Liping Tang, Samuel Achilefu, Yueqing Gu
Although EML4-ALK transforming fusion gene is represented in only 8% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases, its expression is partly responsive for the failure of current NSCLC treatments. Preventing secondary mutation of the ALK protein through direct gene manipulation could overcome NSCLC drug resistance. Method: In this study, we developed a gold nanoshell (HAuNs) drug carrier for delivery and selective photo-thermal release of genes that target ALK and microRNA-301 in NSCLC. Additionally, the densely-coated nanoshell adsorbed high amounts of the positively-charged anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX), generating an exciting multidimensional treatment strategy that includes gene-, thermal- and chemo- therapy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769436/viral-nanomechanics-with-a-virtual-atomic-force-microscope
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Maria Aznar, Sergi Roca-Bonet, David Reguera
One of the most important components of a virus is the protein shell or capsid 
 that encloses its genetic material. The main role of the capsid is to protect 
 the viral genome against external aggressions, facilitating its safe and 
 efficient encapsulation and delivery. As a consequence, viral capsids have 
 developed astonishing mechanical properties that are crucial for viral function. 
 These remarkable properties have started to be unveiled in single-virus 
 nanoindentation experiments, and are opening the door to the use of 
 viral-derived artificial nanocages for promising bio- and nano-technological 
 applications...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768226/comparison-of-the-effects-of-three-kinds-of-igys-normal-nanoliposomal-and-nanoparticle-conjugated-which-are-produced-against-the-small-domains-of-dr5-protein-on-cancer-cells
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Shaghaegh Amirijavid, Maliheh Entezari
Cancer treatment with several kinds of drugs, especially targets the apoptotic pathways nowadays. TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) as one of the important members of death receptors, significantly trigger induction of apoptosis in cancer cells. Three conserved domains of Death receptor (DR5) protein extracellular domain, which are fortified cysteine, were chosen and chemically synthesised. Hens were immunised with nano-liposomal peptides, and as a result the purified Immunoglobulin (IgYs) remarkably killed the cancerous MCF7 cells...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733244/novel-dna-aptamers-against-ccl21-protein-characterization-and-biomedical-applications-for-targeted-drug-delivery-to-t-cell-rich-zones
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Louis Chonco, Gerónimo Fernández, Rahul Kalhapure, María J Hernáiz, Cecilia García-Oliva, Victor M Gonzalez, M Elena Martín, Thirumala Govender, Raveen Parboosing
The chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 21 (CCL21) is a cytokine that attracts CCR7-positive cells to the T cell (paracortical) zone of lymph nodes by directional migration of these cells along the CCL21 gradient. In this article, we sought to mimic this chemotactic mechanism, by identifying a novel aptamer that binds CCL21 with high affinity. In vitro selection of DNA aptamers was performed by the Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and enzyme-linked oligonucleotide assay were used to screen for high-affinity aptamers against human and mouse CCL21 protein, respectively...
May 7, 2018: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725902/therapeutic-effect-of-a-novel-nano-drug-delivery-system-on-membranous-glomerulonephritis-rat-model-induced-by-cationic-bovine-serum
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Xiumei Gai, Zhujun Jiang, Mengqi Liu, Qi Li, Shu Wang, Ting Li, Weisan Pan, Xinggang Yang
In order to explore a novel high efficacy drug delivery system for membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), a complex chronic inflammation, methylprednisolone bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (ME BSA NPs) were designed. The nanoparticles were prepared by desolvation-chemical crosslinking method and its physicochemical characterizations were conducted. The experimental MGN rat models induced by cationic bovine serum albumin were established by a modified Border's method and applied in the pharmacodynamics study of ME BSA NPs...
May 3, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719390/smart-polymeric-nanoparticles-with-ph-responsive-and-peg-detachable-properties-for-co-delivering-paclitaxel-and-survivin-sirna-to-enhance-antitumor-outcomes
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Mingji Jin, Guangming Jin, Lin Kang, Liqing Chen, Zhonggao Gao, Wei Huang
Background: The co-delivery of chemotherapeutic agents and small interfering RNA (siRNA) within one cargo can enhance the anticancer outcomes through its synergistic therapeutic effects. Materials and methods: We prepared smart polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) with pH-responsive and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-detachable properties to systemically co-deliver paclitaxel (PTX) and siRNA against survivin gene for lung cancer therapy. The cationic polyethyleneimine-block-polylactic acid (PEI-PLA) was first synthesized and characterized, with good biocompatibility...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715533/lycopene-loaded-whey-protein-isolate-nanoparticles-an-innovative-endeavor-for-enhanced-bioavailability-of-lycopene-and-anti-cancer-activity
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Ashay Jain, Gajanand Sharma, Gargi Ghoshal, Prashant Kesharwani, Bhupinder Singh, U S Shivhare, O P Katare
The work entails a novel strategy of formulating the lycopene loaded whey protein isolate nanoparticles (LYC-WPI-NPs) solely using the rational blend of biomacromolecule without using equipment-intensive techniques. The LYC-WPI-NPs were fabricated as a substantial drug delivery platform, with maximum entrapment, spatial and controlled release manners, exceptional plasma concentration, and perspective for discrepancy delivery of therapeutics. Prepared nano-formulations were measured in ultra-fine size (100-350 nm) with sphere-shaped...
April 28, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713834/the-phenotypic-effects-of-exosomes-secreted-from-distinct-cellular-sources-a-comparative-study-based-on-mirna-composition
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Scott Ferguson, Sera Kim, Christine Lee, Michael Deci, Juliane Nguyen
Exosomes are nano-sized vesicles composed of lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Their molecular landscape is diverse, and exosomes derived from different cell types have distinct biological activities. Since exosomes are now being utilized as delivery vehicles for exogenous therapeutic cargoes, their intrinsic properties and biological effects must be understood. We performed miRNA profiling and found substantial differences in the miRNA landscape of prostate cancer (PC3) and human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 exosomes with little correlation in abundance of common miRNAs (R2  = 0...
April 30, 2018: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698820/design-of-pei-conjugated-bio-reducible-polymer-for-efficient-gene-delivery
#13
Joung-Pyo Nam, Soyoung Kim, Sung Wan Kim
The poly(cystaminebis(acrylamide)-diaminohexane) (poly(CBA-DAH)) was designed previously as a bio-reducible efficient gene delivery carrier. However, the high weight ratio required to form the polyplexes between poly(CBA-DAH) with pDNA is still a problem that needs to be addressed. To solve this problem and increase the transfection efficiency, poly(ethylenimine) (PEI, 1.8 kDa) was conjugated to poly(CBA-DAH) via disulfide bond. The PEI conjugated poly(CBA-DAH) (PCDP) can bind with pDNA at a very low weight ratio of 0...
April 23, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689372/a-theranostic-nanocomposite-system-based-on-iron-oxide-drug-nanocages-for-targeted-magnetic-field-responsive-chemotherapy
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Mookkandi Palsamy Kesavan, Niranjan G Kotla, Srinivasan Ayyanaar, Gujuluva Gangatharan Vinoth Kumar, Gurusamy Rajagopal, Gandhi Sivaraman, Thomas J Webster, Jegathalaprathaban Rajesh
In this work, a theranostic nanocage system was developed for the targeted delivery of the anti-cancer agents camptothecin (CPT) and luotonin A (LuA). The core of the nanocage system (Fe3 O4 @OA-AD-SP NCs) was formed by biogenically synthesized Fe3 O4 nanoparticles (NPs) decorated with a model anti cancer drug (AD) and biosurfactant saponin (SP). The Fe3 O4 @OA-AD-SP NCs showed a high lipophilic AD loading efficiency (>80%) and a controlled pH-responsive drug release in stimulated cancerous cells in pH6...
April 21, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689288/self-assembled-amphiphilic-zein-lactoferrin-micelles-for-tumor-targeted-co-delivery-of-rapamycin-and-wogonin-to-breast-cancer
#15
Sally A Sabra, Ahmed O Elzoghby, Salah A Sheweita, Medhat Haroun, Maged W Helmy, Maha A Eldemellawy, Ying Xia, David Goodale, Alison L Allan, Sohrab Rohani
Protein-based micelles have shown significant potential for tumor-targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs. In this light, self-assembled nanocarriers based on GRAS (Generally recognized as safe) amphiphilic protein co-polymers were synthesized via carbodiimide coupling reaction. The new nano-platform is composed of the following key components: i) hydrophobic zein core to encapsulate the hydrophobic drugs rapamycin (RAP) and wogonin (WOG) with high encapsulation efficiency, ii) hydrophilic lactoferrin (Lf) corona to enhance the tumor targeting, and prolong systemic circulation of the nanocarriers, and iii) glutaraldehyde (GLA)-crosslinking to reduce the particle size and improve micellar stability...
April 21, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679667/systemic-delivery-of-bace1-sirna-through-neuron-targeted-nanocomplexes-for-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Pengzhen Wang, Xiaoyao Zheng, Qian Guo, Peng Yang, Xiaoying Pang, Kang Qian, Wei Lu, Qizhi Zhang, Xinguo Jiang
β-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) is a key enzyme to cleave the amyloid precursor protein to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD). Reducing BACE1 expression in central neuron through RNA interference technology shows great promise to overcome AD. However, to obtain an efficient and neurons-specific delivery of siRNA against BACE1 through systemic administration remains challenging. Here, we design and prepare siRNA nano-carriers based on PEGylated poly(2-(N,N-dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate) (PEG-PDMAEMA) modified with both the CGN peptide for blood-brain barrier (BBB) penetration and the Tet1 peptide for neuron-specific binding...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668341/silicon-dioxide-nanoparticle-exposure-affects-small-intestine-function-in-an-in-vitro-model
#17
Zhongyuan Guo, Nicole J Martucci, Yizhong Liu, Eusoo Yoo, Elad Tako, Gretchen J Mahler
The use of nanomaterials to enhance properties of food and improve delivery of orally administered drugs has become common, but the potential health effects of these ingested nanomaterials remain unknown. The goal of this study is to characterize the properties of silicon dioxide (SiO2 ) nanoparticles (NP) that are commonly used in food and food packaging, and to investigate the effects of physiologically realistic doses of SiO2 NP on gastrointestinal (GI) health and function. In this work, an in vitro model composed of Caco-2 and HT29-MTX co-cultures, which represent absorptive and goblet cells, was used...
April 18, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667445/the-mechanism-of-lauric-acid-modified-protein-nanocapsules-escape-from-intercellular-trafficking-vesicles-and-its-implication-for-drug-delivery
#18
Lijuan Jiang, Xin Liang, Gan Liu, Yun Zhou, Xinyu Ye, Xiuli Chen, Qianwei Miao, Li Gao, Xudong Zhang, Lin Mei
Protein nanocapsules have exhibited promising potential applications in the field of protein drug delivery. A major issue with various promising nano-sized biotherapeutics including protein nanocapsules is that owing to their particle size they are subject to cellular uptake via endocytosis, and become entrapped and then degraded within endolysosomes, which can significantly impair their therapeutic efficacy. In addition, many nano-sized biotherapeutics could be also sequestered by autophagosomes and degraded through the autolysosomal pathway...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664607/polyserotonin-nanoparticles-as-multifunctional-materials-for-biomedical-applications
#19
Nako Nakatsuka, Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi, Kevin M Cheung, Thomas D Young, Ghasem Bahlakeh, Alireza Moshaverinia, Paul S Weiss, Anne M Andrews
Serotonin-based nanoparticles represent a class of previously unexplored multifunctional nanoplatforms with potential biomedical applications. Serotonin, under basic conditions, self-assembles into monodisperse nanoparticles via autoxidation of serotonin monomers. To demonstrate potential applications of polyserotonin nanoparticles for cancer therapeutics, we show that these particles are biocompatible, exhibit photothermal effects when exposed to near-infrared radiation, and load the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin releasing it contextually and responsively in specific microenvironments...
April 17, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660008/exosomal-mir-214-from-endometrial-stromal-cells-inhibits-endometriosis-fibrosis
#20
Di Wu, Pan Lu, Xue Mi, Jinwei Miao
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to improve fibrosis in endometriosis by microRNA-214 delivery in exosomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Upregulation of miR-214 may inhibit fibrogenesis and its delivery by exosomes derived from ectopic endometrial stromal cells, offers an alternative therapeutic approach for endometriosis fibrosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fibrosis is the primary pathological feature of endometriosis. MiR-214 plays an important role in fibrotic disease...
April 11, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
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