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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345975/nano-and-micro-particles-for-delivery-of-catechins-physical-and-biological-performance
#1
Jian-Hui Ye, Mary Ann Augustin
Catechins, present in many fruits and vegetables, have many health benefits, but they are prone to degradation. Nano- and micro-particle systems have been used to stabilise catechins when exposed to adverse environments and to improve their bioavailability after ingestion. This review discusses the inherent properties of various catechins, the design of delivery formulations and the properties of catechin-loaded nano- and micro-particles. The protection afforded to catechins during exposure to harsh environmental conditions and gastrointestinal tract transit is reviewed...
January 18, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341613/what-gives-an-insulin-hexamer-its-unique-shape-and-stability-role-of-ten-confined-water-molecules
#2
Saumyak Mukherjee, Sayantan Mondal, Ashish Anilrao Deshmukh, Balasubramanian Gopal, Biman Bagchi
Self-assembly of proteins often gives rise to interesting quasi-stable structures that serve important biological purposes. Insulin hexamer is such an assembly. While monomer is the biologically active form of insulin, hexamer serves as the storehouse of the hormone. The hexamer also prevents the formation of higher order aggregates. While several studies explored the role of bivalent metal ions like Zn2+, Ca2+ etc. in the stabilization of the hexameric form, the role of water molecules has been ignored. We combine molecular dynamics simulations, quantum calculations and X-ray analyses to discover that a team of approximately ten water molecules confined inside a barrel-shaped nano-cavity at the center of insulin hexamer is one of the major causes that account for the unusual stability of the biomolecular assembly...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339190/systemic-and-local-toxicity-of-metal-particles-released-from-hip-prostheses-a-review-of-experimental-approaches
#3
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Divya Rani Bijukumar, Abhijith Segu, Júlio Cesar Matias de Souza, XueJun Li, Mark Barba, Louis Mercuri, Joshua Jacobs, Mathew Thoppil Mathew
Despite the technological improvements in orthopedic joint replacement implants, wear and corrosion products associated with the metal components of these implants may result in adverse local tissue and perhaps systemic reactions and toxicities. The current review encompasses a literature review of the local and systemic toxicity studies concerning the effect of CoCrMo wear particles released from wear and corrosion of orthopedic implants and prostheses. Release of metallic debris is mainly in the form of micro- and nano-particles, ions of different valences, and oxides composed of Co and Cr...
January 12, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338250/pickering-emulsion-formation-of-paraffin-wax-in-ethanol-water-mixture-stabilized-by-primary-polymer-particles-and-wax-microspheres-thereof
#4
Zuoxu Xiao, Hongyan Cao, Xubao Jiang, Xiang Zheng Kong
Stable dispersions of paraffin wax droplets and their nano- and microspheres have broad applications. Despite intensive efforts, the production of uniform wax spheres remains a challenge. For their preparation, abundant surfactants and other additives are commonly used to stabilize the dispersions. These additives are hardly removable and entrain often adverse consequence in many applications, particularly in biological and medical applications, where microspheres with absolutely clean surface are preferred...
January 16, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338178/dna-damage-and-apoptosis-induction-in-cancer-cells-by-chemically-engineered-thiolated-riboflavin-gold-nanoassembly
#5
Abhishek Sau, Sulagna Sanyal, Kallol Bera, Sabyasachi Sen, Amrit Krishna Mitra, Uttam Pal, Prabal Kumar Chakraborty, Sayantan Ganguly, Biswarup Satpati, Chandrima Das, Samita Basu
Herein we have engineered a smart nuclear targeting thiol-modified riboflavin-gold nano assembly, RfS@AuNPs, which accumulates selectively in nucleus without any nuclear-targeting peptides (NLS/RGD) and shows photophysically in vitro DNA intercalation. A theoretical model using Molecular Dynamics has been developed to probe the mechanism of formation and stability as well as dynamics of the RfS@AuNPs in aqueous solution and within DNA microenvironment. The RfS@AuNPs facilitate the binucleated cell formation that is reflected in the significant increase of DNA damage marker, γ-H2AX as well as the arrest of most of the HeLa cells at pre-G1 phase indicating cell death...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336552/engineering-the-surface-of-therapeutic-living-cells
#6
Jooyeon Park, Brenda Andrade, Yongbeom Seo, Myung-Joo Kim, Steven C Zimmerman, Hyunjoon Kong
Biological cells are complex living machines that have garnered significant attention for their potential to serve as a new generation of therapeutic and delivery agents. Because of their secretion, differentiation, and homing activities, therapeutic cells have tremendous potential to treat or even cure various diseases and injuries that have defied conventional therapeutic strategies. Therapeutic cells can be systemically or locally transplanted. In addition, with their ability to express receptors that bind specific tissue markers, cells are being studied as nano- or microsized drug carriers capable of targeted transport...
January 16, 2018: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334800/research-progress-of-self-assembled-nanogel-and-hybrid-hydrogel-systems-based-on-pullulan-derivatives
#7
Tao Zhang, Ruyi Yang, Shengnan Yang, Jibin Guan, Dong Zhang, Yan Ma, Hongzhuo Liu
Polymer nano-sized hydrogels (nanogels) as drug delivery carriers have been investigated over the last few decades. Pullulan, a nontoxic and nonimmunogenic hydrophilic polysaccharide derived from fermentation of black yeast like Aureobasidium pullulans with great biocompatibility and biodegradability, is one of the most attractive carriers for drug delivery systems. In this review, we describe the preparation, characterization, and 'switch-on/off' mechanism of typical pullulan self-assembled nanogels (self-nanogels), and then introduce the development of hybrid hydrogels that are numerous resources applied for regenerative medicine...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329995/multifunctional-hybrid-graphene-oxide-for-circulating-tumor-cell-isolation-and-analysis
#8
Avijit PramaniK, Stacy Jones, Ye Gao, Carrie Sweet, Aruna Vangara, Salma Begum, Paresh Chandra Ray
Even in 21st century, >90% cancer-associated deaths are caused by metastatic disease. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which circulate in the blood stream after release from primary tumors, extravasate and form fatal metastases in different organs. Several clinical trials indicate that CTCs can be used as a liquid biopsy of tumors for early diagnosis of cancers. Since CTCs are extremely rare and exhibit heterogeneous biology due to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), oncologists continue to face enormous challenges in using CTCs as a true "liquid biopsy" for cancer patients...
January 9, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329077/nano-hydroxyapatite-blasted-titanium-surface-creates-a-biointerface-able-to-govern-src-dependent-osteoblast-metabolism-as-prerequisite-to-ecm-remodeling
#9
Célio J C Fernandes, Fábio Bezerra, Marcel R Ferreira, Amanda F C Andrade, Thais Silva Pinto, Willian F Zambuzzi
Over the last several years, we have focused on the importance of intracellular signaling pathways in dynamically governing the biointerface between pre-osteoblast and surface of biomaterial. Thus, this study investigates the molecular hallmarks involved in the pre-osteoblast relationship with different topography considering Machined (Mc), Dual Acid-Etching (DAE), and nano hydroxyapatite-blasted (nHA) groups. There was substantial differences in topography of titanium surface, considering Atomic Force Microscopy and water contact angle (Mc = 81...
December 28, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327746/silk-nanoparticles-from-inert-supports-to-bioactive-natural-carriers-for-drug-delivery
#10
REVIEW
Barbara Crivelli, Sara Perteghella, Elia Bari, Milena Sorrenti, Giuseppe Tripodo, Theodora Chlapanidas, Maria Luisa Torre
Silk proteins have been studied and employed for the production of drug delivery (nano)systems. They show excellent biocompatibility, controllable biodegradability and non-immunogenicity and, if needed, their properties can be modulated by blending with other polymers. Silk fibroin (SF), which forms the inner core of silk, is a (bio)material officially recognized by the Food and Drug Administration for human applications. Conversely, the potential of silk sericin (SS), which forms the external shell of silk, could still be considered under evaluation...
January 12, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327259/5-aminolevulinic-acid-squalene-nanoassemblies-for-tumor-photodetection-and-therapy-in-vitro-studies
#11
Andrej Babič, V Herceg, E Bastien, H-P Lassalle, L Bezdetnaya, Norbert Lange
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) as natural photosensitizer derived from administration of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has found clinical use for photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy of several cancers. However, broader use of 5-ALA in oncology is hampered by its charge and polarity that result in its reduced capacity for passing biological barriers and reaching the tumor tissue. Advanced drug delivery platforms are needed to improve the biodistribution of 5-ALA. Here, we report a new approach for the delivery of 5-ALA...
January 11, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324381/comparative-study-of-diesel-and-biodiesel-exhausts-on-lung-oxidative-stress-and-genotoxicity-in-rats
#12
Thierry Douki, Cécile Corbière, David Preterre, Perrine J Martin, Valérie Lecureur, Véronique André, Yann Landkocz, Ivannah Pottier, Veronika Keravec, Olivier Fardel, Silvestre Moreira-Rebelo, Didier Pottier, Cathy Vendeville, Frédéric Dionnet, Pierre Gosset, Sylvain Billet, Christelle Monteil, François Sichel
The contribution of diesel exhaust to atmospheric pollution is a major concern for public health, especially in terms of occurrence of lung cancers. The present study aimed at addressing the toxic effects of a repeated exposure to these emissions in an animal study performed under strictly controlled conditions. Rats were repeatedly exposed to the exhaust of diesel engine. Parameters such as the presence of a particle filter or the use of gasoil containing rapeseed methyl ester were investigated. Various biological parameters were monitored in the lungs to assess the toxic and genotoxic effects of the exposure...
January 8, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321036/maternal-engineered-nanomaterial-inhalation-during-gestation-alters-the-fetal-transcriptome
#13
P A Stapleton, Q A Hathaway, C E Nichols, A B Abukabda, M V Pinti, D L Shepherd, C R McBride, J Yi, V C Castranova, J M Hollander, T R Nurkiewicz
BACKGROUND: The integration of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) is well-established and widespread in clinical, commercial, and domestic applications. Cardiovascular dysfunctions have been reported in adult populations after exposure to a variety of ENM. As the diversity of these exposures continues to increase, the fetal ramifications of maternal exposures have yet to be determined. We, and others, have explored the consequences of ENM inhalation during gestation and identified many cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes in the F1 generation...
January 10, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319137/a-study-on-drug-delivery-tracing-with-radiolabeled-mesoporous-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles-conjugated-with-2dg-dox-for-breast-tumor-cells
#14
Mahdiyeh Shamsi, Jafar Majidi Zolbanin, Babak Mahmoudian, Naime Majidi Zolbanin, Leili Aghebati Maleki, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Jalil Pirayesh Islamian
BACKGROUND: Mesoporous nanoparticles have a great potential in targeted therapy approaches due to their ideal properties for encapsulation of various drugs, proteins and also biologically active molecules. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used mesoporous hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles as a drug carrier and developed radiolabeled mesoporous HA containing of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) and Doxorubicin (DOX) with technetium-99m (99mTc) for imaging in in vitro and in vivo studies...
January 10, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318395/fabrication-characterization-and-biological-activity-of-avermectin-nano-delivery-systems-with-different-particle-sizes
#15
Anqi Wang, Yan Wang, Changjiao Sun, Chunxin Wang, Bo Cui, Xiang Zhao, Zhanghua Zeng, Junwei Yao, Dongsheng Yang, Guoqiang Liu, Haixin Cui
Nano-delivery systems for the active ingredients of pesticides can improve the utilization rates of pesticides and prolong their control effects. This is due to the nanocarrier envelope and controlled release function. However, particles containing active ingredients in controlled release pesticide formulations are generally large and have wide size distributions. There have been limited studies about the effect of particle size on the controlled release properties and biological activities of pesticide delivery systems...
January 9, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317820/enhanced-bone-regeneration-using-an-insulin-loaded-nano-hydroxyapatite-collagen-plga-composite-scaffold
#16
Xing Wang, Guilan Zhang, Feng Qi, Yongfeng Cheng, Xuguang Lu, Lu Wang, Jing Zhao, Bin Zhao
Insulin is widely considered as a classical hormone and drug in maintaining energy and glucose homeostasis. Recently, insulin has been increasingly recognized as an indispensable factor for osteogenesis and bone turnover, but its applications in bone regeneration have been restricted because of the short periods of activity and uncontrolled release. In this study, we incorporated insulin-loaded poly lactic-co-glycolic-acid (PLGA) nanospheres into nano-hydroxyapatite/collagen (nHAC) scaffolds and investigated the bioactivity of the composite scaffolds in vitro and in vivo...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316785/intracellular-peptide-self-assembly-a-biomimetic-approach-for-in-situ-nano-drug-preparation
#17
Wei Du, Xiaomu Hu, Weichen Wei, Gaolin Liang
Most of the nano-drugs are pre-prepared by encapsulating or loading the drugs with nano-carriers (e.g., dendrimers, liposomes, micelles, and polymeric nanoparticles). However, besides the low bioavailability and fast excretion of the nano-drugs in vivo, nano-carriers often exhibit in vitro and in vivo cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Self-assembly is a ubiquitous process in biology where it plays important roles and underlies the formation of a wide variety of complex biological structures...
January 9, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313670/layer-by-layer-decorated-nanoparticles-with-tunable-antibacterial-and-antibiofilm-properties-against-both-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
#18
Aleksandra Ivanova, Kristina Ivanova, Javier Hoyo, Thomas Heinze, Susana Sanchez-Gomez, Tzanko Tzanov
Bacteria-mediated diseases are a global healthcare concern due to the development and spread of antibiotic resistant strains. Cationic compounds are considered membrane active biocidal agents having a great potential to control bacterial infections, while limiting the emergence of drug resistance. Herein, the versatile and simple Layer-by-Layer (LbL) technique was used to coat alternating multilayers of an antibacterial aminocellulose conjugate and the biocompatible hyaluronic acid on biocompatible polymer nanoparticles (NPs), taking advantage of the nano-size of these otherwise biologically inert templates...
January 9, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305922/gold-nanoparticle-should-understand-protein-corona-for-being-a-clinical-nanomaterial
#19
REVIEW
Fahimeh Charbgoo, Mojgan Nejabat, Khalil Abnous, Fatemeh Soltani, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi, Mona Alibolandi, W Thomas Shier, Terry W J Steele, Mohammad Ramezani
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have attracted great attention in biomedical fields due to their unique properties. However, there are few reports on clinical trial of these nanoparticles. In vivo, AuNPs face complex biological fluids containing abundant proteins, which challenge the prediction of their fate that is known as "bio-identity". These proteins attach onto the AuNPs surface forming protein corona that makes the first step of nano-bio interface and dictates the subsequent AuNPs fate. Protein corona formation even stealth active targeting effect of AuNPs...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303599/proteomic-analysis-of-peroxynitrite-induced-protein-nitration-in-isolated-beef-heart-mitochondria
#20
M Kohutiar, A Eckhardt, I Mikšík, P Šantorová, J Wilhelm
Mitochondria are exposed to reactive nitrogen species under physiological conditions and even more under several pathologic states. In order to reveal the mechanism of these processes we studied the effects of peroxynitrite on isolated beef heart mitochondria in vitro. Peroxynitrite has the potential to nitrate protein tyrosine moieties, break the peptide bond, and eventually release the membrane proteins into the solution. All these effects were found in our experiments. Mitochondrial proteins were resolved by 2D electrophoresis and the protein nitration was detected by immunochemical methods and by nano LC-MS/MS...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
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