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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216514/modulation-of-in-vitro-phagocytic-uptake-and-immunogenicity-potential-of-modified-herceptin%C3%A2-conjugated-plga-peg-nanoparticles-for-drug-delivery
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Apurva Badkas, Evan Frank, Zilan Zhou, Mina Jafari, Harish Chandra, Vishnu Sriram, Joo-Youp Lee, Jagjit S Yadav
There is an increasing interest in engineered nanoparticle (NP) conjugates for targeted and controlled drug delivery. However, the practical applications of these NP delivery vehicles remain constrained because of their reactivity with the body's immune system defenses resulting in undesirable off-target effects. In this study, poly(D,L lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA)-b-polyethylene glycol (PEG) NPs conjugated to different quantities of the commercial antibody Herceptin® meant to target HER2-positive breast cancer cells were studied for their immune cell uptake and immunogenic properties (using murine macrophages and human dendritic cells)...
December 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171970/bone-regeneration-from-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-porous-hydroxyapatite-plga-collagen-bioactive%C3%A2-polymer%C3%A2-scaffolds
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Didarul B Bhuiyan, John C Middleton, Rina Tannenbaum, Timothy M Wick
We have developed a novel multicomponent nano-hydroxyapatite-poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide)-collagen biomaterial (nHAP-PLGA-collagen) with mechanical properties similar to human cancellous bone. To demonstrate the bone forming capacity of nHAP-PLGA-collagen prior to in vivo experiments, nHAP-PLGA-collagen films and 3D porous scaffolds were seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) to characterize cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation. Over 21 days hMSCs seeded on 2D nHAP-PLGA-collagen films proliferate, form nodules, deposit mineral and express high alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP) indicating commitment of hMSCs towards osteogenic lineage...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170141/rna-nanoparticle-distribution-and-clearance-in-the-eye-after-subconjunctival-injection-with-and-without-thermosensitive-hydrogels
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Zhanquan Shi, S Kevin Li, Ponwanit Charoenputtakun, Chia-Yang Liu, Daniel Jasinski, Peixuan Guo
Thermodynamically and chemically stable RNA nanoparticles derived from the three-way junction (3WJ) of the pRNA from bacteriophage phi29 were examined previously for ocular delivery. It was reported that RNA nanoparticles with tri-way shape entered the corneal cells but not the retinal cells, whereas particle with four-way shape entered both corneal and retinal cells. The present study evaluated ocular delivery of RNA nanoparticles with various shapes and sizes, and assessed the effect of thermosensitive hydrogels (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid); PLGA-PEG-PLGA) for increasing the retention of RNA nanoparticles in the eye...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158830/sustained-release-talazoparib-implants-for-localized-treatment-of-brca1-deficient-breast-cancer
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Jodi E Belz, Rajiv Kumar, Paige Baldwin, Noelle Castilla Ojo, Ana S Leal, Darlene B Royce, Di Zhang, Anne L van de Ven, Karen T Liby, Srinivas Sridhar
Talazoparib, a potent PARP inhibitor, has shown promising clinical and pre-clinical activity by inducing synthetic lethality in cancers with germline Brca1/2 mutations. Conventional oral delivery of Talazoparib is associated with significant off-target effects, therefore we sought to develop new delivery systems in the form of an implant loaded with Talazoparib for localized, slow and sustained release of the drug at the tumor site in Brca1-deficient breast cancer. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) implants (0...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157965/polymer-based-nanoparticles-loaded-with-a-tlr7-ligand-to-target-the-lymph-node-for-immunostimulation
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Jérôme Widmer, Cédric Thauvin, Inès Mottas, Van N'guyen, Florence Delie, Eric Allémann, Carole Bourquin
Small-molecule agonists for the Toll-like receptors (TLR) 7 and 8 are effective for the immunotherapy of skin cancer when used as topical agents. Their systemic use has however been largely unsuccessful due to dose-limiting toxicity. We propose a polymer-based nanodelivery system to target resiquimod, a TLR7 ligand, to the lymph node in order to focus the immunostimulatory activity and to prevent a generalized inflammatory response. We demonstrate successful encapsulation of resiquimod in methoxypoly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(DL-lactic acid) (mPEG-PLA) and mixed poly(DL-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)/mPEG-PLA nanoparticles...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130392/a-novel-hybrid-multichannel-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-granule-based-composite-scaffold-for-cartilage-tissue-regeneration
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Albert Jung, Preeti Makkar, Jhaleh Amirian, Byong-Taek Lee
The objective of the present study was to develop a novel hybrid multichannel biphasic calcium phosphate granule (MCG)-based composite system for cartilage regeneration. First, hyaluronic acid-gelatin (HG) hydrogel was coated onto MCG matrix (MCG-HG). Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres was separately prepared and modified with polydopamine subsequent to BMP-7 loading (B). The surface-modified microspheres were finally embedded into MCG-HG scaffold to develop the novel hybrid (MCG-HG-PLGA-PD-B) composite system...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100464/core-shell-gene-carriers-with-different-lengths-of-plga-chains-to-transfect-endothelial-cells
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Xinghong Duo, Qian Li, Jun Wang, Juan Lv, Xuefang Hao, Yakai Feng, Xiangkui Ren, Changcan Shi, Wencheng Zhang
In order to improve the transfection efficiency and reduce the cytotoxicity of gene carriers, many strategies have been used to develop novel gene carriers. In this study, five complex micelles (MSP(2 k), MSP(4 k), MSP(6 k), MSP(8 k), and MSP(10 k)) were prepared from methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (mPEG-b-PLGA) and sorbitol-poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide)-graft-PEI (sorbitol-PLGA-g-PEI, where the designed molecular weights of PLGA chains were 2 kDa, 4 kDa, 6 kDa, 8 kDa, and 10 kDa, respectively) copolymers by a self-assembly method, and the mass ratio of mPEG-b-PLGA to sorbitol-PLGA-g-PEI was 1/3...
November 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075111/continuous-delivery-of-propranolol-from-liposomes-in-microspheres-significantly-inhibits-infantile-hemangioma-growth
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Xiaonan Guo, Xiaoshuang Zhu, Dakan Liu, Yubin Gong, Jing Sun, Changxian Dong
PURPOSE: To reduce the adverse effects and high frequency of administration of propranolol to treat infantile hemangioma, we first utilized propranolol-loaded liposomes-in-microsphere (PLIM) as a novel topical release system to realize sustained release of propranolol. METHODS: PLIM was developed from encapsulating propranolol-loaded liposomes (PLs) in microspheres made of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) copolymers (PLGA-PEG-PLGA)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056443/pre-clinical-evaluation-of-a-themosensitive-gel-containing-epothilone-b-and-mtor-hsp90-targeted-agents-in-an-ovarian-tumor-model
#9
Dae Hwan Shin, Glen S Kwon
Despite clinical remission of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) after surgical resection and first-line chemotherapy, about 60% of patients will re-develop peritoneal metastasis and about 50% will relapse with chemoresistant disease. Clinical studies suggest that intra-peritoneal (i.p.) chemotherapy effectively treats residual EOC after cyto-reduction by gaining direct access into the peritoneal cavity, enabling elevated drug levels versus intravenous (i.v.) injection. However, chemoresistant disease is still problematic...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055734/development-of-copolymeric-nanoparticles-of-hypocrellin-b-enhanced-phototoxic-effect-and-ocular-distribution
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Venkateshwaran Krishnaswami, Chandrasekar Ponnusamy, Senthilkumar Sankareswaran, Muthuselvam Paulsamy, Madi Madiyalakan, Rajaguru Palanisamy, Ruckmani Kandasamy, Subramanian Natesan
In the present work, we have developed a photosensitizer hypocrellin B (HB) and nano silver loaded PLGA-TPGS nanoparticles with improved singlet oxygen production for enhanced photodynamic effect for the efficient treatment of age related macular degeneration. Random copolymer (PLGA-TPGS) synthesized by ring opening and bulk polymerization was characterized by IR, (1)H NMR and TGA analysis. HBS-CP-NPs prepared by nanoprecipitation techniques were spherical shaped 89.6-753.6nm size particles with negative zeta potential...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031009/fabrication-of-biodegradable-foams-for-deep-tissue-negative-pressure-treatments
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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
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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
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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
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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
#18
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
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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
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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
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