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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938749/the-testicular-transcriptome-associated-with-spermatogonia-differentiation-initiated-by-gonadotrophin-stimulation-in-the-juvenile-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta
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Suresh Ramaswamy, William H Walker, Paula Aliberti, Rahil Sethi, Gary R Marshall, Alyxzandria Smith, Seyedmehdi Nourashrafeddin, Alicia Belgorosky, Uma R Chandran, Mark P Hedger, Tony M Plant
STUDY QUESTION: What is the genetic landscape within the testis of the juvenile rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) that underlies the decision of undifferentiated spermatogonia to commit to a pathway of differentiation when puberty is induced prematurely by exogenous LH and FSH stimulation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Forty-eight hours of gonadotrophin stimulation of the juvenile monkey testis resulted in the appearance of differentiating B spermatogonia and the emergence of 1362 up-regulated and 225 down-regulated testicular mRNAs encoding a complex network of proteins ranging from enzymes regulating Leydig cell steroidogenesis to membrane receptors, and from juxtacrine and paracrine factors to transcriptional factors governing spermatogonial stem cell fate...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935538/nano-gold-assisted-highly-conducting-and-biocompatible-bacterial-cellulose-pedot-pss-films-for-biology-device-interface-applications
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Shaukat Khan, Mazhar Ul-Islam, Muhammad Wajid Ullah, Muhammad Israr, Jae Hyun Jang, Joong Kon Park
This study reports the fabrication of highly conducting and biocompatible bacterial cellulose (BC)-gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) (BC-AuNPs-PEDOT:PSS) composites for biology-device interface applications. The composites were fabricated using ex situ incorporation of AuNPs and PEDOT:PSS into the BC matrix. Structural characterization, using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, confirmed the uniform nature of the synthesized BC-AuNPs and BC-AuNPs-PEDOT:PSS composites...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933296/inflammation-and-cancer-in-medio-stat-nano
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Roberto Molinaro, Claudia Corbo, Megan Livingston, Michael Evangelopoulos, Alessandro Parodi, Christian Boada, Marco Agostini, Ennio Tasciotti
Cancer treatment still remains a challenge due to the several limitations of currently used chemotherapeutics, such as their poor pharmacokinetics, unfavorable chemical properties, as well as inability to discriminate between healthy and diseased tissue. Nanotechnology offered potent tools to overcome these limitations. Drug encapsulation within a delivery system permitted i) to protect the payload from enzymatic degradation/inactivation in the blood stream, ii) to improve the physicochemical properties of poorly water-soluble drugs, like paclitaxel, and iii) to selectively deliver chemotherapeutics to the cancer lesions, thus reducing the off-target toxicity, and promoting the intracellular internalization...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933201/glioma-and-microenvironment-dual-targeted-nanocarrier-for-improved-antiglioblastoma-efficacy
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Xiuzhen Wang, Qing Zhang, Lingyan Lv, Junjie Fu, Yan Jiang, Hongliang Xin, Qizheng Yao
Drug delivery systems based on nanoparticles (nano-DDS) have aroused attentions for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM), the most malignant brain cancer with a dismal prognosis. However, there are still numerous unmet challenges for traditional nano-DDS, such as the poor nanoparticle penetration, short retention in the GBM parenchyma and low glioma targeting ability. Herein, we used Pep-1 and CREKA peptides to construct a novel multifunctional GBM targeting nano-DDS (PC-NP). Pep-1 was used to overcome the blood-brain tumor barrier (BBTB) and home to glioma cells via interleukin-13 receptor-α2-mediated endocytosis, and CREKA was used to bind to fibrin-fibronectin complexes abundantly expressed in tumor microenvironment for enhanced retention in the GBM...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932838/engineered-biomimetic-nanovesicles-show-intrinsic-anti-inflammatory-properties-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Claudia Corbo, Walter E Cromer, Roberto Molinaro, Naama E Toledano Furman, Kelly A Hartman, Enrica De Rosa, Christian Boada, Xin Wang, David C Zawieja, Marco Agostini, Francesco Salvatore, Bincy P Abraham, Ennio Tasciotti
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Currently, it is treated with immunosuppressant or biologics that often induce severe adverse effects. Thus, there is an urgent clinical need for more specific treatments. To provide a valid therapeutic tool for IBD therapy, in this work we developed biomimetic nanovesicles by manipulating leukocyte membranes to exploit mechanisms of T-cell recruitment during inflammation...
September 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929768/protein-corona-analysis-of-silver-nanoparticles-links-to-their-cellular-effects
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Sabine Juling, Alicia Niedzwiecka, Linda Böhmert, Dajana Lichtenstein, Soeren Selve, Albert Braeuning, Andreas F Thünemann, Eberhard Krause, Alfonso Lampen
The breadth of applications of nanoparticles and the access to food-associated consumer products containing nano-sized materials lead to oral human exposure to such particles. In biological fluids nanoparticles dynamically interact with biomolecules and form a protein corona. Knowledge about the protein corona is of great interest for understanding the molecular effects of particles as well as their fate inside the human body. We used a mass spectrometry-based toxicoproteomics approach to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity of silver nanoparticles and to comprehensively characterize the protein corona formed around silver nanoparticles in Caco-2 human intestinal epithelial cells...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926278/planar-optical-nano-antennas-resolve-cholesterol-dependent-nanoscale-heterogeneities-in-the-plasma-membrane-of-living-cells
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Raju Regmi, Pamina Martina Winkler, Valentin Flauraud, Kyra Borgman, Carlo Manzo, Juergen Brugger, Herve Rigneault, Jerome Wenger, Maria F Garcia-Parajo
Optical nano-antennas can efficiently confine light into nanoscopic hotspots enabling single-molecule detection sensitivity at biological relevant conditions. This innovative approach to breach the diffraction limit offers a versatile platform to investigate the dynamics of individual biomolecules in living cell membranes and their partitioning into cholesterol-dependent lipid nanodomains. Here, we present optical nano-antenna arrays with accessible surface hotspots to study the characteristic diffusion dynamics of phosphoethanolamine (PE) and sphingomyelin (SM) in the plasma membrane of living cells at the nanoscale...
September 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926262/effect-of-the-incorporation-of-nano-sized-titanium-dioxide-on-the-interfacial-properties-of-dppc-langmuir-monolayers
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Eduardo Guzmán, Eva Santini, Michele Ferrari, Libero Liggieri, Francesca Ravera
The effect of the incorporation of hydrophilic titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles on the interfacial properties of Langmuir monolayers of 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) has been evaluated combining interfacial thermodynamic studies, dilatational rheology and Brewster Angle Microscopy (BAM). The results show that the TiO2 nanoparticles are able to penetrate into DPPC layers, modifying the organization of the molecules and, consequently, the phase behaviour and viscoelastic properties of the systems...
September 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926225/bridging-bio-nano-science-and-cancer-nanomedicine
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Mattias Björnmalm, Kristofer J Thurecht, Michael Michael, Andrew M Scott, Frank Caruso
The interface of bio-nano science and cancer medicine is an area experiencing much progress but also beset with controversy. Core concepts of the field-e.g., the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect, tumor targeting and accumulation, and even the purpose of "nano" in cancer medicine-are hotly debated. In parallel, considerable advances in neighboring fields are occurring rapidly, including the recent progress of "immuno-oncology" and the fundamental impact it is having on our understanding and the clinical treatment of the group of diseases collectively known as cancer...
September 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925678/dual-functionalized-graphene-oxide-based-sirna-delivery-system-for-implant-surface-bio-modification-with-enhanced-osteogenesis
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Li Zhang, Qing Zhou, Wen Song, Kaimin Wu, Yumei Zhang, Yimin Zhao
Surface functionalization by siRNA is a novel strategy for improved implant osseointegration. Gene delivery system with safety and high transfection activity is a crucial factor for siRNA-functionalized implant to exert its biological function. To this end, polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polyethylenimine (PEI) dual-functionalized graphene oxide (GO) (nGO-PEG-PEI) may present a promising siRNA vector. In this study, nano-sized nGO-PEG-PEI was prepared and optimized for siRNA delivery. Titania nanotubes (NT) fabricated by anodic oxidation were bio-modified with nGO-PEG-PEI/siRNA by cathodic electrodeposition, designated as NT-GPP/siRNA...
September 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924654/super-resolution-microscopy-techniques-and-their-potential-for-applications-in-radiation-biophysics
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Jan Philipp Eberle, Alexander Rapp, Matthias Krufczik, Marion Eryilmaz, Manuel Gunkel, Holger Erfle, Michael Hausmann
Fluorescence microscopy is an essential tool for imaging tagged biological structures. Due to the wave nature of light, the resolution of a conventional fluorescence microscope is limited laterally to about 200 nm and axially to about 600 nm, which is often referred to as the Abbe limit. This hampers the observation of important biological structures and dynamics in the nano-scaled range ~10 nm to ~100 nm. Consequentially, various methods have been developed circumventing this limit of resolution. Super-resolution microscopy comprises several of those methods employing physical and/or chemical properties, such as optical/instrumental modifications and specific labeling of samples...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923702/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-synthesis-antiseptic-activity-and-toxicity-mechanism
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REVIEW
A Król, P Pomastowski, K Rafińska, V Railean-Plugaru, B Buszewski
Zinc oxide (ZnO), as a material with attractive properties, has attracted great interest worldwide, particularly owing to the implementation of the synthesis of nano-sized particles. High luminescent efficiency, a wide band gap (3.36eV), and a large exciton binding energy (60meV) has triggered intense research on the production of nanoparticles using different synthesis methods and on their future applications. ZnO nanomaterials can be used in industry as nano-optical and nano-electrical devices, in food packaging and in medicine as antimicrobial and antitumor agents...
August 26, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921430/production-of-recombinant-rabies-virus-glycoprotein-by-insect-cells-in-a-single-use-fixed-bed-bioreactor
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Daniella C Ventini-Monteiro, Renato M Astray, Carlos A Pereira
A single-use fixed-bed bioreactor (iCELLis nano) can be used for cultivating non adherent insect cells, which can be then recovered for scaling up or for harvesting a membrane-associated viral glycoprotein with high quality in terms of preserved protein structure and biological function. Here, we describe the procedures for establishing genetically modified Drosophila melanogaster Schneider 2 (S2) cell cultures in the iCELLis nano bioreactor and for quantifying by ELISA the recombinant rabies virus glycoprotein (rRVGP) synthesized...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917987/development-and-characterisation-of-electrospun-timolol-maleate-loaded-polymeric-contact-lens-coatings-containing-various-permeation-enhancers
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Prina Mehta, Ali A Al-Kinani, Muhammad Sohail Arshad, Ming-Wei Chang, Raid G Alany, Zeeshan Ahmad
Despite exponential growth in research relating to sustained and controlled ocular drug delivery, anatomical and chemical barriers of the eye still pose formulation challenges. Nanotechnology integration into the pharmaceutical industry has aided efforts in potential ocular drug device development. Here, the integration and in vitro effect of four different permeation enhancers (PEs) on the release of anti-glaucoma drug timolol maleate (TM) from polymeric nanofiber formulations is explored. Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) engineering, more specifically electrospinning, was used to engineer nanofibers (NFs) which coated the exterior of contact lenses...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916495/enzymes-as-key-features-in-therapeutic-cell-mimicry
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Fabian Itel, Philipp S Schattling, Yan Zhang, Brigitte Städler
Cell mimicry is a nature inspired concept that aims to substitute for missing or lost (sub)cellular function. This review focuses on the latest advancements in the use of enzymes in cell mimicry for encapsulated catalysis and artificial motility in synthetic bottom-up assemblies with emphasis on the biological response in cell culture or more rarely in animal models. Entities across the length scale from nano-sized enzyme mimics, sub-micron sized artificial organelles and self-propelled particles (swimmers) to micron-sized artificial cells are discussed...
September 12, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915441/femtosecond-mega-electron-volt-electron-microdiffraction
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X Shen, R K Li, U Lundström, T J Lane, A H Reid, S P Weathersby, X J Wang
To understand and control the basic functions of physical, chemical and biological processes from micron to nano-meter scale, an instrument capable of visualizing transient structural changes of inhomogeneous materials with atomic spatial and temporal resolutions, is required. One such technique is femtosecond electron microdiffraction, in which a short electron pulse with femtosecond-scale duration is focused into a micron-scale spot and used to obtain diffraction images to resolve ultrafast structural dynamics over a localized crystalline domain...
September 1, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914376/cubic-membrane-formation-supports-cell-survival-of-amoeba-chaos-under-starvation-induced-stress
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Ketpin Chong, Zakaria A Almsherqi, Han-Ming Shen, Yuru Deng
Cubic membranes (CM) are highly organized membrane structures found in biological systems. They are mathematically well defined and reveal a three-dimensional nano-periodic structure with cubic symmetry. These membrane arrangements are frequently induced in cells under stress, disease conditions, or upon viral infection. In this study, we investigated CM formation in the mitochondria of amoeba Chaos carolinense and observed a striking correlation between the organism's ability to generate CM and the cell survival under starvation...
September 15, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911309/formulation-quality-control-and-safety-issues-of-nanocarriers-used-for-cancer-treatment
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Ismael D Bianco, Marcelo R Ceballos, Cristian Casado, Viviana G Dabbene, Carolina Rizzi, R Kiyomi Mizutamari
Cancer is becoming a leading cause of death in the last years. Although we have seen great advances, most human cancers remain incurable because many patients either do not respond or relapse to treatment. Several lines of research are disclosing new therapeutic targets which lead to new active drugs. However, there are still unsolved problems related to stabilization of the pharmaceutical ingredient in aqueous and biological media, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles and cellular uptake to name just a few...
June 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911299/in-silico-models-for-nanomedicine-recent-developments
#19
Pietro Mascheroni, Bernhard Aribo Schrefler
Nanomedicine is a recent promising setting for the advancement of current medical therapies, in particular for cancer. Nanoparticle-mediated therapies are aimed to tackle extremely complex phenomena, involving different biochemical, mechanical and biophysical factors. Computational models can contribute to medical research by helping the understanding of biological mechanisms and by providing quantitative analyses. In this work, we report on computational models that address four main issues related to the use of nanoparticles in anti-cancer therapies, namely the delivery of nanoparticles, their uptake by cells, the release of drugs from nano-platforms and nanoparticle-based therapeutics...
April 17, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910854/characterizing-the-nano-bio-interface-using-microscopic-techniques-imaging-the-cell-system-is-just-as-important-as-imaging-the-nanoparticle-system
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Christie M Sayes, Henry Lujan
The rapid growth of nanotechnology and its industries has elevated the need to understand the risks associated with handling, using, and disposing of nanomaterials. These risks can be assessed through exposure measurement and hazard identification. One of the common challenges associated with quantifying nanomaterials in products, waste, humans, or the environment is the lack of tools available to measure concentration. The ability of refined tools and techniques to qualitatively detect nanoparticles in complex matrices has been demonstrated...
September 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Chemical Biology
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