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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031009/fabrication-of-biodegradable-foams-for-deep-tissue-negative-pressure-treatments
#1
Harleigh J Warner, William D Wagner
Devices for negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) rely on compressible foams operating at the tissue-device interface. Clinically used foams are nonabsorbable and if used on deep wounds or left in place for an extended period of time, excessive cell ingrowth and formation of granulation tissue into the foam may require a surgical procedure to remove the foam. Foams with fast degradation and with low immunogenicity and fibrotic response are required. Foams composed of combinations of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), poly(lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL), and polycaprolactone (PCL) were created by combined salt leaching and solvent displacement protocols...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024375/artificial-urine-and-fbs-supplemented-media-in-cytocompatibility-assays-for-plga-peg-based-intravesical-devices-using-the-urothelium-cell-line-urotsa
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P Arndt, N D Leistner, S Neuss, D Kaltbeitzel, G A Brook, J Grosse
European and German directives for approval of new medical devices require tests for cytotoxicity in relevant media, since urine can influence cytotoxicity of biodegradable devices. The aim of this study was to determine the long-term cytotoxicity of PLGA-b-mPEG (PLGA-PEG) polymer carriers and artificial urine (AU) to human UROtsa cells. Benign urothelial UROtsa cells were incubated in fetal bovine serum-containing RPMI 1640 medium supplemented with a range of concentrations of AU for 24 h and 7 days. Cell viability was determined by the XTT assay and by live/dead staining...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982361/distribution-of-plga-modified-nanoparticles-in-3d-cell-culture-models-of-hypo-vascularized-tumor-tissue
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Lee B Sims, Maya K Huss, Hermann B Frieboes, Jill M Steinbach-Rankins
BACKGROUND: Advanced stage cancer treatments are often invasive and painful-typically comprised of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation treatment. Low transport efficiency during systemic chemotherapy may require high chemotherapeutic doses to effectively target cancerous tissue, resulting in systemic toxicity. Nanotherapeutic platforms have been proposed as an alternative to more safely and effectively deliver therapeutic agents directly to tumor sites. However, cellular internalization and tumor penetration are often diametrically opposed, with limited access to tumor regions distal from vasculature, due to irregular tissue morphologies...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951317/therapeutic-treatment-with-scfv-plga-nanoparticles-decreases-pulmonary-fungal-load-in-a-murine-model-of-paracoccidioidomycosis
#4
Grasielle Pereira Jannuzzi, Nicole de Araújo Souza, Kátia Sanches Françoso, Roney Henrique Pereira, Raquel Possemozer Santos, Gilberto Hideo Kaihami, José Roberto Fogaça de Almeida, Wagner Luiz Batista, André Corrêa Amaral, Andrea Queiroz Maranhão, Sandro Rogério de Almeida, Karen Spadari Ferreira
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic mycosis with lymphatic dissemination that is caused by Paracoccidioides species. Treatment of PCM consists of chemotherapeutics such as itraconazole, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole or amphotericin B. However, several studies are aiming to develop therapeutic alternatives for the treatment of fungal infection using new molecules as adjuvants. The single-chain variable fragments (scFv) from an antibody that mimics the main fungal component incorporated within poly(lactide-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) nanoparticles helped treat the fungal disease...
September 23, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939462/enhanced-cell-viability-in-hyaluronic-acid-coated-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-porous-scaffolds-within-microfluidic-channels
#5
Fernanda Zamboni, Marie Keays, Sheri Hayes, Ahmad B Albadarin, Gavin M Walker, Patrick A Kiely, Maurice N Collins
The concept of the present work is to produce porous optimised scaffolds of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) coated with hyaluronic acid (HA), to provide a suitable microenvironment for cellular proliferation. Freeze dried scaffolds were produced from PLGA with varying lactic acid and glycolic acid ratios along the polymer backbone, as follows: 50:50 ester terminated, 50:50 carboxylate end-group and 85:15 ester terminated. Subsequently, these scaffolds were immersed in crosslinked HA in order for the coating to enhance biological performance...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894228/ascorbic-acid-tethered-polymeric-nanoparticles-enable-efficient-brain-delivery-of-galantamine-an-in-vitro-in-vivo-study
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Kavita R Gajbhiye, Virendra Gajbhiye, Imtiaz A Siddiqui, Srikanth Pilla, Vandana Soni
The aim of this work was to enhance the transportation of the galantamine to the brain via ascorbic acid grafted PLGA-b-PEG nanoparticles (NPs) using SVCT2 transporters of choroid plexus. PLGA-b-PEG copolymer was synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR, gel permeation chromatography, and differential scanning calorimetry. PLGA-b-PEG-NH2 and PLGA-b-mPEG NPs were prepared by nanoprecipitation method. PLGA-b-PEG NPs with desirable size, polydispersity, and drug loading were used for the conjugation with ascorbic acid (PLGA-b-PEG-Asc) to facilitate SVCT2 mediated transportation of the same into the brain...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887134/decreased-non-specific-adhesivity-receptor-targeted-dart-nanoparticles-exhibit-improved-dispersion-cellular-uptake-and-tumor-retention-in-invasive-gliomas
#7
Aniket S Wadajkar, Jimena G Dancy, Nathan B Roberts, Nina P Connolly, Dudley K Strickland, Jeffrey A Winkles, Graeme F Woodworth, Anthony J Kim
The most common and deadly form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM), is characterized by significant intratumoral heterogeneity, microvascular proliferation, immune system suppression, and brain tissue invasion. Delivering effective and sustained treatments to the invasive GBM cells intermixed with functioning neural elements is a major goal of advanced therapeutic systems for brain cancer. Previously, we investigated the nanoparticle characteristics that enable targeting of invasive GBM cells. This revealed the importance of minimizing non-specific binding within the relatively adhesive, 'sticky' microenvironment of the brain and brain tumors in particular...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866185/monitoring-structural-features-biocompatibility-and-biological-efficacy-of-gamma-irradiated-methotrexate-loaded-spray-dried-microparticles
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Alice R de Oliveira, Philippe C Mesquita, Paula R L Machado, Kleber J S Farias, Yêda M B de Almeida, Matheus F Fernandes-Pedrosa, Alianda M Cornélio, Eryvaldo Sócrates T do Egito, Arnóbio A da Silva-Júnior
In this study, biodegradable and biocompatible gamma irradiated poly-(dl-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) spray-dried microparticles were prepared aiming to improve the efficacy of methotrexate (MTX). The experimental design included three formulations of microparticles containing distinct drug amount (9%, 18%, and 27% w/w) and three distinct gamma irradiation dose (15kGy, 25kGy, and 30kGy). The physicochemical and drug release properties of the microparticles supported their biocompatibility and biological efficacy studies in different cell lines...
November 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866132/combining-r-dotap-and-a-particulate-antigen-delivery-platform-to-trigger-dendritic-cell-activation-formulation-development-and-in-vitro-interaction-studies
#9
Markus Riehl, Meike Harms, Andrea Hanefeld, Renato B Baleeiro, Peter Walden, Karsten Mäder
The utilization of the cationic lipid R-DOTAP as immune cell stimulant (e.g. its stimulating effects on immature dendritic cells) and correspondingly as possible adjuvant for vaccination is well known. Likewise, it is described in literature that solid polymer particles loaded with antigens can be size-tailored in a manner to be suitable for phagocytosis by antigen presenting cells. The effects of DOTAP-microparticle combinations, however, are not well understood. This study aimed therefore to explore the potential of R-DOTAP stabilized microparticles (MP) to act as a carrier platform for antigens e...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841776/cholera-toxin-subunit-b-enabled-multifunctional-glioma-targeted-drug-delivery
#10
Juan Guan, Zui Zhang, Xuefeng Hu, Yang Yang, Zhilan Chai, Xiaoqin Liu, Jican Liu, Bo Gao, Weiyue Lu, Jun Qian, Changyou Zhan
Glioma is among the most formidable brain cancers due to location in the brain. Cholera toxin subunit B (CTB) is investigated to facilitate multifunctional glioma-targeted drug delivery by targeting the glycosphingolipid GM1 expressed in the blood-brain barrier (BBB), neovasulature, and glioma cells. When modified on the surface of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (CTB-NPs), CTB fully retains its bioactivity after 24 h incubation in the fresh mouse plasma. The formed protein corona (PC) of CTB-NP and plain PLGA nanoparticles (NP) after incubation in plasma is analyzed using liquid chromatography tandem massspectrometry (nano-LC-MS/MS)...
August 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804955/3m-052-as-an-adjuvant-for-a-plga-microparticle-based-leishmania-donovani-recombinant-protein-vaccine
#11
Qian Wang, Meagan A Barry, Christopher A Seid, Elissa M Hudspeth, C Patrick McAtee, Michael J Heffernan
It is believed that an effective vaccine against leishmaniasis will require a T helper type 1 (TH 1) immune response. In this study, we investigated the adjuvanticity of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7/8 agonist 3M-052 in combination with the Leishmania donovani 36-kDa nucleoside hydrolase recombinant protein antigen (NH36). NH36 and 3M-052 were encapsulated in separate batches of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microparticles (MPs). The loading efficiency for NH36 was 83% and for 3M-052 was above 95%. In vitro stimulation of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells, measured by IL-12 secretion, demonstrated that 3M-052 (free or MP-formulated) had a concentration-dependent immunostimulatory effect with an optimum concentration of 2 µg/mL...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797967/multipurpose-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-electrospun-fibers-for-the-prevention-of-hiv-1-and-hsv-2-infections-in-vitro
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Kevin M Tyo, Hung R Vuong, Danial A Malik, Lee B Sims, Houda Alatassi, Jinghua Duan, Walter H Watson, Jill M Steinbach-Rankins
Sexually transmitted infections affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1 and -2) and herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) remain incurable, urging the development of new prevention strategies. While current prophylactic technologies are dependent on strict user adherence to achieve efficacy, there is a dearth of delivery vehicles that provide discreet and convenient administration, combined with prolonged-delivery of active agents. To address these needs, we created electrospun fibers (EFs) comprised of FDA-approved polymers, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and poly(DL-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PLCL), to provide sustained-release and in vitro protection against HIV-1 and HSV-2...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793048/development-of-vegf-loaded-plga-matrices-in-association-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-tissue-engineering
#13
A R Rosa, D Steffens, B Santi, K Quintiliano, N Steffen, D A Pilger, P Pranke
The association of bioactive molecules, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), with nanofibers facilitates their controlled release, which could contribute to cellular migration and differentiation in tissue regeneration. In this research, the influence of their incorporation on a polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) scaffold produced by electrospinning on cell adhesion and viability and cytotoxicity was carried out in three groups: 1) PLGA/BSA/VEGF; 2) PLGA/BSA, and 3) PLGA. Morphology, fiber diameter, contact angle, loading efficiency and controlled release of VEGF of the biomaterials, among others, were measured...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746182/plumbagin-loaded-aptamer-targeted-poly-d-l-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-b-polyethylene-glycol-nanoparticles-for-prostate-cancer-therapy
#14
Minjie Pan, Weifeng Li, Jun Yang, Zhiqin Li, Jun Zhao, Yajun Xiao, Yifei Xing, Xiaoping Zhang, Wen Ju
Plumbagin inhibits the growth, metastasis, and invasion of prostate cancer (PCa). However, its lower bioavailability limits biopharmaceutical properties due to insolubility in water. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) aptamer-targeted nanoparticles (NPs) significantly enhanced cytotoxicity in prostate epithelial cells. This study aimed to investigate the effects of plumbagin-loaded prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) aptamer-targeted poly D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid-b-polyethylene glycol (PLGA-PEG) nanoparticles (NPs) on prostate cancer (PCa) in vitro...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742842/new-hydrazonoindolin-2-ones-synthesis-exploration-of-the-possible-anti-proliferative-mechanism-of-action-and-encapsulation-into-plga-microspheres
#15
Mohamed I Attia, Wagdy M Eldehna, Samar A Afifi, Adam B Keeton, Gary A Piazza, Hatem A Abdel-Aziz
The synthesis and molecular characterization of new isatin-based hydrazonoindolin-2-ones 4a-o and 7a-e are reported. The in vitro anti-proliferative potential of the synthesized compounds 4a-o and 7a-e was examined against HT-29 (colon), ZR-75 (breast) and A549 (lung) human cancer cell lines. Compounds 7b, 7d and 7e were the most active congeners against the tested human cancer cell lines with average IC50 values of 4.77, 3.39 and 2.37 μM, respectively, as compared with the reference isatin-based drug, sunitinib, which exhibited an average IC50 value of 8...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736613/cd200-modulates-macrophage-cytokine-secretion-and-phagocytosis-in-response-to-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-microparticles-and-films
#16
E Y Chen, S Chu, L Gov, Y K Kim, M B Lodoen, A J Tenner, W F Liu
Biocompatibility is a major concern for developing biomaterials used in medical devices, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) is one of the most widely used biodegradable materials, yet still triggers a significant foreign body response that impairs healing. Immune cells including macrophages respond to the implanted biomaterial and mediate the host response, which can eventually lead to device failure. Previously in our laboratory, we found that CD200, an immunomodulatory protein, suppressed macrophage inflammatory activation in vitro and reduced local immune cell infiltration around a biomaterial implant...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732712/structure-performance-relationships-of-temperature-responsive-plga-peg-plga-gels-for-sustained-release-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2
#17
Ana Santoveña, Cecilia Monzón, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, Carlos Del Rosario, Araceli Delgado, Carmen Evora, Angel Concheiro, Matias Llabrés, José B Fariña
PLGA (poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid)-PEG (polyethylene glycol)-PLGA synthesis conditions have an impact on the physicochemical features of the copolymer and its usefulness as biomaterial. This study reports on an analysis of the composition and structural properties of PLGA-PEG-PLGA copolymers applying a variety of analytical techniques. Viscoelastic properties and particularly the temperature-responsive behavior of PLGA-PEG-PLGA showed a marked dependence on copolymer structural features. Physicochemical and biological properties, such as bioadhesion, biocompatibility and cell viability, of the raw copolymers and their gels were also evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732229/a-novel-approach-to-fabricate-dye-encapsulated-polymeric-micro-and-nanoparticles-by-thin-film-dewetting-technique
#18
Manosree Chatterjee, Abhiram Hens, Kuldeep Mahato, Namita Jaiswal, Nivedita Mahato, Nagahanumaiah, Nripen Chanda
A new method is reported for fabrication of polymeric micro- and nanoparticles from an intermediate patterned surface originated by dewetting of a polymeric thin film. Poly (d, l-lactide-co-glycolide) or PLGA, a biocompatible polymer is used to develop a thin film over a clean glass substrate which dewets spontaneously in the micro-/nano-patterned surface of size range 50nm to 3.5µm. Since another water-soluble polymer, poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) is coated on the same glass substrate before PLGA thin film formation, developed micro-/nano-patterns are easily extracted in water in the form of micro- and nanoparticle mixture of size range 50nm to 3...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728978/anticancer-drug-loaded-quantum-dots-engineered-polymeric-nanoparticles-diagnosis-therapy-combined-approach
#19
D Belletti, G Riva, M Luppi, G Tosi, F Forni, M A Vandelli, B Ruozi, F Pederzoli
Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) is an HHV-8-related non Hodgkin lymphoma localized in body cavities (as pleural, peritoneal and pericardial) presenting lymphomatous effusion that, until now, lack of an effective therapy. Curcumin was reported to display pro-apoptotic effect via the inhibition of the JAK/STAT pathway, that is overexpressed in PEL cells, as consequence of virus infection. The administration of curcumin is severely restricted by its physicochemical properties, mainly its low solubility in biological fluid and consequently low bioavailability...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713741/reconstruction-of-drug-induced-cleft-palate-using-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-rodents
#20
Julie Christy Amalraj, Manasa Gangothri, Hari Babu
BACKGROUND: Triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) (Kenacort*) is a commonly used synthetic glucocorticoid in today's medical practice. The drug is also a potential agent in inducing cleft palates in rats. This drug has been used to induce cleft palate in the fetus of the pregnant rats to bring out a suitable animal model for human cleft lip and palate. The drug was given intraperitoneally to induce congenital cleft palate in pregnant mother rats. AIM: The aim of this study is to induce congenital cleft palate in pregnant Wister albino rats and reconstruct the defect with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) isolated from the same species along with PLGA (poly lactic co glycolic acid) scaffold...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
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