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Zhibin Li, Jundong Shao, Qian Luo, Xue-Feng Yu, Hanhan Xie, Haidi Fu, Siying Tang, Huaiyu Wang, Guangli Han, Paul K Chu
Two of the challenges for clinical implementation of nano-therapeutic strategies are optimization of tumor targeting and clearance of the nanoagents in vivo. Herein, a cell-mediated therapy by transporting 2D Bi2Se3 nanosheets within macrophage vehicles is described. The Bi2Se3 nanosheets with excellent near-infrared photothermal performance exhibit high macrophage uptake and negligible cytotoxicity thus facilitating the fabrication of Bi2Se3-laden-macrophages. Compared with bare Bi2Se3, the Bi2Se3-laden-macrophages after intravenous injection show prolonged blood circulation and can overcome the hypoxia-associated drug delivery barrier to target the tumor efficiently and dramatically enhance the efficiency of photothermal cancer therapy...
April 17, 2017: Biomaterials
Dalong Ni, Dawei Jiang, Hector F Valdovinos, Emily B Ehlerding, Bo Yu, Todd E Barnhart, Peng Huang, Weibo Cai
Although various types of imaging agents have been developed for photoacoustic (PA) imaging, relatively few imaging agents exhibit high selectivity/sensitivity to the tumor microenvironment for on-demand PA imaging and therapy. Herein, molybdenum-based polyoxometalate (POM) clusters with the highest oxidation state of Mo(VI) (denoted as Ox-POM) were designed as novel agents for redox-activated PA imaging-guided photothermal therapy. Capable of escaping from recognition and capture by the liver and spleen, these renal clearable clusters with ultrasmall size (hydrodynamic size: 1...
April 20, 2017: Nano Letters
Ying Hao, MingLing Dong, TaoYe Zhang, JinRong Peng, YanPeng Jia, YiPing Cao, ZhiYong Qian
The combination of chemotherapy and photothermal therapy (PTT) plays a significant role in synergistic tumor therapy. However, high dosage of chemotherapy drugs or photothermal agents may cause series side effects. To overcome these challenges, we designed a near-infrared (NIR) responsive PEGylated gold nanorod (GNR-PEG) coated poly (L-lactide) microneedles (PLLA MNs) system (GNR-PEG@MNs) to enhance antitumor efficiency of docetaxel loaded MPEG-PDLLA (MPEG-PDLLA-DTX) micelles for treating A431 tumor. The as-made GNR-PEG@MNs contained only 31...
April 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Reza Fekrazad, Farzaneh Khoei, Abbas Bahador, Neda Hakimiha
BACKGROUND: Periodontal pathogens are the main factors responsible for periodontal diseases and considering the limitations of conventional mechanical debridement, new treatment approaches are under investigation. This study was designed to evaluate and compare the antibacterial effects of two different systems of photodynamic and photothermal therapy on Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans as the main pathogen involved in aggressive Periodontitis. METHODS: Cultures of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were exposed to 662nm laser in presence of Radachlorin(®) photosensitizer (photodynamic group) or 810nm laser in presence of EmunDo(®) photosensitizer (photothermal group), then bacterial suspension of each well in the study groups were diluted and subcultured on the surface of Muller-Hinton agar plates...
April 13, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Xiaolong Liang, Lei Fang, Xiaoda Li, Xu Zhang, Fan Wang
Targeted theranostic nano-system integrating functions of both diagnosis and therapy shows great potential for improving diagnosis and therapeutic efficacy. Herein, multifunctional nanoparticle based on activatable hyaluronic acid (HA) conjugating two near-infrared (NIR) dyes of Cy5.5 and IR825 was successfully designed and fabricated, and simultaneously used as a carrier for encapsulating perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB). In this system, PFOB showed good capability to absorb the X-rays, Cy5.5 on the outer surface acted as a fluorescent dye activatable by hyaluronidases (Hyals) in the tumor, and IR825 in the core as a photothermal agent...
April 8, 2017: Biomaterials
Wenya He, Kelong Ai, Chunhuan Jiang, Yuanyuan Li, Xiangfu Song, Lehui Lu
Titanium nitride, an alternative plasmonic material to gold with unique physiochemical properties, has been widely used in microelectronics, biomedical devices and food-contact applications. However, its potential application in the area of biomedicine has not been effectively explored. With the spectral match of their plasmon resonance band and the biological transparency window as well as good biocompatibility, titanium nitride nanoparticles (TiN NPs) are promising photoabsorbing agents for photothermal therapy (PTT) and photoacoustic imaging...
April 7, 2017: Biomaterials
Jinping Wang, Xiaojuan Pang, Xiaoxiao Tan, Yilin Song, Li Liu, Qing You, Qi Sun, Fengping Tan, Nan Li
In this study, we report a strategy for integrating hyaluronic acid (HA), polyaniline (PANI), WS2 nanodots (WS2), and chlorin e6 (Ce6) into a single nanoplatform (HA-WS2@PANI/Ce6) for fluorescence, photoacoustic, and computed tomography multi-modality imaging-guided trimodal photothermal/radiation/photodynamic combination therapy of tumors. The WS2 nanodot core is used as the radiosensitizer with the PANI shell as the hyperthermal agent and the photosensitizer reservoir. HA and Ce6 were adsorbed on the outer shell for tumor targeting and photodynamic therapy, respectively...
April 13, 2017: Nanoscale
Huijuan Cai, Tingting Shen, Alexander M Kirillov, Yu Zhang, Changfu Shan, Xiang Li, Weisheng Liu, Yu Tang
Fabricated three-dimensional (3D) upconversion nanoclusters (abbreviated as EBSUCNPs) are obtained via an emulsion-based bottom-up self-assembly of NaGdF4:Yb/Er@NaGdF4 nanoparticles (abbreviated as UCNPs), which comprise a NaGdF4:Yb/Er core and a NaGdF4 shell. The EBSUCNPs were then coated with a thin mesoporous amino-functionalized SiO2 shell (resulting in EBSUCNPs@SiO2 precursor) and further conjugated with gold nanoparticles to give the novel EBSUCNPs@SiO2@Au material. Finally, EBSUCNPs@SiO2@Au was applied as a biocompatible and efficient drug carrier for doxorubicin (DOX), thus giving rise to a multifunctional EBSUCNPs@SiO2-DOX@Au nanocomposite...
April 12, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Dong Cui, Chen Xie, Kanyi Pu
Semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) have evolved into a new class of photonic materials with great potential for biomedical applications. Depending on the polymer structures, SPNs can be developed into optical agents for fluorescence and chemiluminescence imaging, photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy, and heat converters for photothermal therapy. In this feature article, recent work is summarized on the development of SPNs for in vivo photoacoustic (PA) imaging, a state-of-the-art imaging modality that converts light energy into mechanical acoustic waves to provide deep tissue penetration...
April 12, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Panchanathan Manivasagan, Subramaniyan Bharathiraja, Madhappan Santha Moorthy, Yun-Ok Oh, Kyeongeun Song, Hansu Seo, Junghwan Oh
The development of novel photothermal ablation agents for cancer nanotheranostics have received a great deal of attention in recent decades. Biocompatible fucoidan (Fu) is used as the coating materials for gold nanorods (AuNRs) and subsequently conjugated with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibodies (anti-EGFR) as novel photothermal ablation agents for cancer nanotheranostics because of their excellent biocompatibility, biodegradability, nontoxicity, water solubility, photostability, ease of surface modification, strongly enhanced absorption in near-infrared (NIR) regions, target specificity, minimal invasiveness, fast recovery, and prevention of damage to normal tissues...
April 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xujiang Yu, Ang Li, Chengzhi Zhao, Kai Yang, Xiaoyuan Chen, Wanwan Li
Multifunctional nanomaterials with integrated diagnostic and therapeutic functions, combination therapy to enhance treatment efficacy, as well as low toxicity have drawn tremendous attentions. Herein, we report a multifunctional theranostic agent based on peptide (LyP-1)-labeled ultrasmall semimetal nanoparticles of bismuth (Bi-LyP-1 NPs). Ultrasmall Bi NPs (3.6 nm) were facilely synthesized using oleylamine as the reducing agent and exhibited a higher tumor accumulation after being conjugated with the tumor-homing peptide LyP-1...
April 12, 2017: ACS Nano
Wei Sun, Grace Zhong, Christian Kübel, Abdinoor A Jelle, Chenxi Qian, Lu Wang, Manuchehr Ebrahimi, Laura M Reyes, Amr S Helmy, Geoffrey A Ozin
Germanium nanocrystals (ncGe) have not received as much attention as silicon nanocrystals (ncSi). However, Ge has demonstrated superiority over Si nanomaterials in some applications. Examples include, high charge-discharge rate lithium-ion batteries, small band-gap opto-electronic devices, and photo-therapeutics. When stabilized in an oxide matrix (ncGe/GeOx ), its high charge-retention has enabled non-volatile memories. It has also found utility as a high-capacity anode material for Li-ion batteries with impressive stability...
April 10, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
Meihua Zhang, Hoe Suk Kim, Tiefeng Jin, Woo Kyung Moon
Although triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a small percentage of all breast cancers, to date, TNBC is one of the most challenging types of breast cancer for basic and clinic research because TNBC patients display a high risk of relapse, shorter overall survival and limited therapeutic options after completion of conventional chemotherapy compared with patients with other breast cancer subtypes. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a promising target for TNBC treatment. Although near infrared-photothermal therapy (NIR-PTT) using anti-EGFR antibody-conjugated gold nanorods (anti-EGFR-GNs), has attracted considerable interest for non-invasive and targeted TNBC treatment through an activation of apoptotic pathway, it is unclear whether anti-EGFR-GNs-combined NIR-PTT modulates the induction of autophagy contributing to cell death...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Lihua Li, Leila H Rashidi, Mengyu Yao, Lun Ma, Lingling Chen, Junying Zhang, Yu Zhang, Wei Chen
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photothermal therapy (PTT) have been emerging as attractive and promising methods for tumor treatment in clinical approaches. CuS nanoparticles are effective and cost-effective agents for PTT. Recently, it was observed that CuS nanoparticles are also excellence candidates for PDT. However, the mechanisms for CuS nanoparticles as PDT agents have never been discussed. The goal here is to explore the killing mechanisms of CuS nanoparticles as PTT and PDT agents. CuS nanoparticles were synthesized by a simple wet chemistry method by coating with amphiphilic polymer and examined for their therapeutic potential on lung adenocarcinoma cell line SPC-A-1 in vitro and in vivo using a murine cancer model...
April 4, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Yang Hu, Chun Wen, Lizhi Song, Nana Zhao, Fu-Jian Xu
The development of new hetero-nanostructures for multifunctional applications in cancer therapy has attracted widespread attention. In this work, we put forward a facile approach to synthesize multifunctional hetero-nanostructures of cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)-gold nanoparticle hybrids wrapped with low-toxic hydroxyl-rich polycations to integrate versatile functions for effective cancer therapy. Biocompatible CNCs with the superior rod-like morphology for high cellular uptake were employed as substrates to flexibly load spherical gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) or gold nanorods (Au NRs) through gold-thiolate bonds, producing hetero-layered nanohybrids of CNC-Au NPs or CNC-Au NRs...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Robert A Weersink, Sahil Chaudhary, Kenwrick Mayo, Jie He, Brian C Wilson
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April 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Xiao-Rong Song, Shi-Hua Li, Jiayong Dai, Liang Song, Guoming Huang, Ruhui Lin, Juan Li, Gang Liu, Huang-Hao Yang
Smart assemblies have attracted increased interest in various areas, especially in developing novel stimuli-responsive theranostics. Herein, commercially available, natural tannic acid (TA) and iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3 O4 NPs) are utilized as models to construct smart magnetic assemblies based on polyphenol-inspired NPs-phenolic self-assembly between NPs and TA. Interestingly, the magnetic assemblies can be specially disassembled by adenosine triphosphate, which shows a stronger affinity to Fe3 O4 NPs than that of TA and partly replaces the surface coordinated TA...
April 6, 2017: Small
Jiani Xie, Yuan Yong, Xinghua Dong, Jiangfeng Du, Zhao Guo, Linji Gong, Shuang Zhu, Gan Tian, Shicang Yu, Zhanjun Gu, Yuliang Zhao
Low water solubility, extensive metabolism, and drug resistance are the existing unavoidable disadvantages of the insoluble drug curcumin in biomedical applications. Herein, we employed d-α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS)-functionalized near-infrared (NIR)-triggered photothermal mesoporous nanocarriers with bamboo charcoal nanoparticles (TPGS-BCNPs) to load and deliver curcumin for improving its bioavailability. This system could considerably increase the accumulation of curcumin in cancer cells for enhanced curcumin bioavailability via simultaneously promoting the cellular internalization of the as-synthesized composite (TPGS-BCNPs@curcumin) by the size effect of NPs and considerably triggering controlled curcumin release from TPGS-BCNPs@curcumin by NIR stimulation and reducing efflux of curcumin by the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inhibition of TPGS, so as to enhance the therapeutic effect of curcumin and realize a better chemo-photothermal synergetic therapy in vitro and in vivo...
April 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Meng-Yun Peng, Di-Wei Zheng, Shi-Bo Wang, Si-Xue Cheng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
A multifunctional nanosystem based on two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) was developed for synergistic tumor therapy. MoS2 was stabilized with lipoic acid (LA)-modified poly(ethylene glycol) and modified with a pH-responsive charge-convertible peptide (LA-K11(DMA)). Then, a positively charged photosensitizer, toluidine blue O (TBO), was loaded on MoS2 via physical absorption. The negatively charged LA-K11(DMA) peptide was converted into a positively charged one under acidic conditions. Charge conversion of the peptide could reduce the binding force between positively charged TBO and MoS2, leading to TBO release...
April 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Shanmei Yuan, Jisong Hua, Yinyin Zhou, Yin Ding, Yong Hu
Combined treatment is more effective than single treatment against most forms of cancer. In this work, doxorubicin loaded chitosan-W18 O49 nanoparticles combined with the photothermal therapy and chemotherapy are fabricated through the electrostatic interaction between positively charged chitosan and negatively charged W18 O49 nanoparticles. The in vitro and in vivo behaviors of these nanoparticles are examined by dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, cytotoxicity, near-infrared fluorescence imaging, and tumor growth inhibition experiment...
April 4, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
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