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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080251/tetrahedral-dna-nanoparticle-vector-for-intracellular-delivery-of-targeted-peptide-nucleic-acid-antisense-agents-to-restore-antibiotic-sensitivity-in-cefotaxime-resistant-escherichia-coli
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John Benedict Readman, George Dickson, Nick G Coldham
The bacterial cell wall presents a barrier to the uptake of unmodified synthetic antisense oligonucleotides, such as peptide nucleic acids, and so is one of the greatest obstacles to the development of their use as therapeutic anti-bacterial agents. Cell-penetrating peptides have been covalently attached to antisense agents, to facilitate penetration of the bacterial cell wall and deliver their cargo into the cytoplasm. Although they are an effective vector for antisense oligonucleotides, they are not specific for bacterial cells and can exhibit growth inhibitory properties at higher doses...
January 12, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079225/bioconjugation-strategies-to-couple-supramolecular-exo-functionalized-palladium-cages-to-peptides-for-biomedical-applications
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J Han, A Schmidt, T Zhang, H Permentier, G M M Groothuis, R Bischoff, F E Kühn, P Horvatovich, A Casini
Supramolecular Pd2L4 cages (L = ligand) hold promise as drug delivery systems. With the idea of achieving targeted delivery of the metallacages to tumor cells, the bioconjugation of exo-functionalized self-assembled Pd2L4 cages to peptides following two different approaches is reported for the first time. The obtained bioconjugates were analyzed and identified by high-resolution mass spectrometry.
January 12, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079210/probing-nonlinear-optical-coefficients-in-self-assembled-peptide-nanotubes
#3
Soma Khanra, Kartik Ghosh, Fabio F Ferreira, Wendel A Alves, Francesco Punzo, Ping Yu, Suchismita Guha
Self-assembled l,l-diphenylalanine (FF) peptide micro/nanotubes represent a class of biomimetic materials with a non-centrosymmetric crystal structure and strong piezoelectricity. The peptide nanotubes synthesized by a liquid phase method yield tube lengths in the hundreds of micron range, inner diameters in the few hundred nanometer range, and outer diameters in the 5-15 μm range. Second harmonic generation (SHG) polarimetry from individual self-assembled FF nanotubes is used to obtain the nonlinear (NLO) optical coefficients as a function of the tube diameter and thermal treatment...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075428/balanced-secretion-of-anti-cea-x-anti-cd3-diabody-chains-using-the-2a-self-cleaving-peptide-maximizes-diabody-assembly-and-tumor-specific-cytotoxicity
#4
K Mølgaard, M Compte, N Nuñez-Prado, S L Harwood, L Sanz, L Alvarez-Vallina
Adoptive transfer of genetically engineered human cells secreting bispecific T cell engagers has shown encouraging therapeutic effects in preclinical models of cancer. However, reducing the toxicity and improving the effectiveness of this emerging immunotherapeutic strategy will be critical to its successful application. We have demonstrated that for gene-based bispecific antibody strategies, two-chain diabodies have a better safety profile than single-chain tandem scFvs, because their reduced tendency to form aggregates reduces the risk of inducing antigen-independent T cell activation...
January 11, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075125/multifunctional-nanoparticles-by-coordinative-self-assembly-of-his-tagged-units-with-metal-organic-frameworks
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Ruth Röder, Tobias Preiß, Patrick Hirschle, Benjamin Steinborn, Andreas Zimpel, Miriam Hoehn, Joachim O Rädler, Thomas Bein, Ernst Wagner, Stefan Wuttke, Ulrich Lächelt
Self-assembly of individual units into multicomponent complexes is a powerful approach for the generation of functional super-structures. We present the coordinative interaction of oligohistidine-tags (His-tags) with metal-organic framework nanoparticles (MOF NPs). By this novel concept, different molecular units can be anchored on the outer surface of MOF NPs in a self-assembly process generating multifunctional nanosystems. The article focuses on two main objectives: first, the detailed investigation of the assembly process and fundamental establishment of the novel functionalization concept; and second, its subsequent use for the development of biomacromolecule (e...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074904/gd-iii-induced-supramolecular-hydrogelation-with-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-performance-for-enzyme-detection
#6
Yongquan Hua, Guojuan Pu, Caiwen Ou, Xiaoli Zhang, Ling Wang, Jiangtao Sun, Zhimou Yang, Minsheng Chen
Here we report a supramolecular hydrogel based on Gd(III)-peptide complexes with dramatically enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) performance. The hydrogelations were formed by adding Gd(III) ion to the nanofiber dispersion of self-assembling peptides naphthalene-Gly-Phe-Phe-Tyr-Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp (Nap-GFFYGRGD) or naphthalene-Gly-Phe-Phe-Tyr-Gly-Arg-Gly-Glu (Nap-GFFYGRGE). We further showed that, by adjusting the molar ratio between Gd(III) and the corresponding peptide, the mechanical property of resulting gels could be fine-tuned...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074644/virus-inspired-self-assembly-nanofibers-with-aggregation-induced-emission-for-highly-efficient-and-visible-gene-delivery
#7
Chunqiu Zhang, Tingbin Zhang, Shubin Jin, Xiangdong Xue, Xiaolong Yang, Ningqiang Gong, Jinchao Zhang, Paul C Wang, Jian-Hua Tian, Jinfeng Xing, Xing-Jie Liang
High-efficiency gene transfer and suitably low cytotoxicity are the main goals of gene transfection systems based on nonviral vectors. In addition, it is desirable to track the gene transfer process in order to observe and explain the mechanism. Herein, inspired by viral structures which are optimized for gene delivery, we designed a small-molecule gene vector (TR4) with aggregation-induced emission properties by capping a peptide containing four arginine residues with tetraphenylethene (TPE) and a lipophilic tail...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073045/adhesive-barnacle-peptides-exhibit-a-steric-driven-design-rule-to-enhance-adhesion-between-asymmetric-surfaces
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Sangeetha Raman, Lukas Malms, Thomas Utzig, Buddha Ratna Shrestha, Philipp Stock, Shankar Krishnan, Markus Valtiner
Barnacles exhibit superior underwater adhesion simply through sequencing of the 21 proteinogenic amino acids, without post processing or using special amino acids. Here, we measure and discuss the molecular interaction of two distinct and recurring short peptide sequences (Bp1 and Bp2) inspired from the surface binding 19kDa protein from the barnacle attachment interface. Using self-assembled monolayer (SAMs) of known physical and chemical properties on molecularly smooth gold substrates in 5mM NaCl at pH 7...
December 26, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071890/peptide-conjugates-of-benzene-carboxylic-acids-as-agonists-and-antagonists-of-amylin-aggregation
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Ruel Z B Desamero, Adam A Profit, Jayson Del Rosario Vedad
Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP), also known as amylin, is a 37 residue peptide hormone that is stored and co-secreted with insulin. hIAPP plays a pivotal role in type 2 diabetes and is the major component of amyloid deposits found in the pancreas of patients afflicted with the disease. The self-assembly of hIAPP and the formation of amyloid is linked to the death of insulin producing -cells. Recent findings suggest soluble hIAPP oligomers are the cytotoxic species responsible for -cell loss whereas amyloid fibrils themselves may indeed be innocuous...
January 10, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069555/self-assembled-protein-nanocarrier-for-intracellular-delivery-of-antibody
#10
Sung In Lim, Cyril I Lukianov, Julie A Champion
Despite the great potential of antibodies as intracellular therapeutics, there is a significant, unmet challenge in delivering sufficient amounts of folded antibodies inside cells. We describe an all-protein self-assembled nanocarrier capable of delivering functional antibodies to the cytosol. By combining an α-helical peptide that self-assembles into a hexameric coiled-coil bundle and an Fc-binding Protein A fragment, we generated the Hex nanocarrier that is efficiently internalized by cells without cytotoxicity...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069504/ph-sensitive-peptide-hydrogel-for-glucose-responsive-insulin-delivery
#11
Xue Li, Mian Fu, Jun Wu, Chenyu Zhang, Xin Deng, Arvind Dhinakar, Wenlong Huang, Hai Qian, Liang Ge
: Glucose-responsive system is one of important options for self-regulated insulin delivery to treat diabetes, which has become an issue of great public health concern in the world. In this study, we developed a novel and biocompatible glucose-responsive insulin delivery system using a pH-sensitive peptide hydrogel as a carrier loaded with glucose oxidase, catalase and insulin. The peptide could self-assemble into hydrogel under physiological conditions. When hypoglycemia is encountered, neighboring alkaline amino acid side chains are significantly repulsed due to reduced local pH by the enzymatic conversion of glucose into glucoinc acid...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068764/topochemical-azide-alkyne-cycloaddition-reaction-in-gels-size-tunable-synthesis-of-triazole-linked-polypeptides
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Baiju P Krishnan, Kana M Sureshan
Though topochemical reactions are attractive, the difficulty associated with crystallization such as low yield, unsuitability for large scale synthesis etc warranted the exploitation of other self-assembled media for topochemical reactions. We synthesized a dipeptide gelator decorated with azide and alkyne at its termini, N3-Ala-Val-NHCH2-C≡CH, which is designed to self-assemble through intermolecular hydrogen bonds to β-sheets thereby placing the azide and alkyne motifs at proximity. As anticipated, this peptide forms gels in organic solvents and water via hydrogen-bonded β-sheet assembly as evidenced from IR spectroscopy and PXRD profiling...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068466/controlling-self-assembling-peptide-hydrogel-properties-through-network-topology
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Jie Gao, Claire Tang, Andrew M Smith, Aline Fiona Miller, Alberto Saiani
Self-assembling peptide based hydrogels have encountered increasing interest in the recent years as scaffolds for 3D cell culture or for controlled drug delivery. One of the main challenges is the fine control of the mechanical properties of these materials. The bulk properties of hydrogel not only depend on the intrinsic properties of the fibres but also on the network topology formed. In this work we show how fibre-fibre interactions can be manipulated by design to control the final hydrogels network topology and therefore control the final properties of the material...
January 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067349/the-synergistic-effect-between-klvff-and-self-assembly-chaperones-on-both-disaggregation-of-beta-amyloid-fibrils-and-reducing-consequent-toxicity
#14
Aoting Qu, Fan Huang, Ang Li, Huiru Yang, Hao Zhou, Jiafu Long, Linqi Shi
By combining KLVFF peptide and self-assembly chaperone we fabricate a new system to achieve the synchronization between Aβ fibril disaggregation and reducing toxicity of Aβ fragments (monomers or oligomers) that consequently formed. When the KLVFF peptides disaggregate fibrils into fragments, the hydrophobic domains of self-assembly chaperones promptly bind them at the same time. This binding blocks the re-aggregation of the fragments and their interaction with cells, and hence reduces the toxicity of these dangerous fragments...
January 9, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067038/non-equilibrium-self-assembly-of-%C3%AF-conjugated-oligopeptides-in-solution
#15
Bo Li, Songsong Li, Yuecheng Zhou, Herdeline Ann M Ardoña, Lawrence R Valverde, William L Wilson, John D Tovar, Charles M Schroeder
Supramolecular assembly is a powerful method that can be used to generate materials with well-defined structures across multiple length scales. Supramolecular assemblies consisting of biopolymer-synthetic polymer subunits are specifically known to exhibit exceptional structural and functional diversity, as well as programmable control of non-covalent interactions through hydrogen bonding in biopolymer subunits. Despite recent progress, there is a need to control and quantitatively understand assembly under non-equilibrium conditions...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066954/ultrashort-self-assembling-fmoc-peptide-gelators-for-anti-infective-biomaterial-applications
#16
Alice P McCloskey, Emily R Draper, Brendan F Gilmore, Garry Laverty
Biomaterial-related infections have a significant impact on society and are a major contributor to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Current licensed antibiotic classes struggle to breakdown or penetrate the exopolysaccharide biofilm barrier, resulting in sub-therapeutic concentrations of antibiotic at the surface of the biomaterial, treatment failure and increased spread of resistant isolates. This paper focuses for the first time on the ability of ultrashort Fmoc-peptide gelators to eradicate established bacterial biofilms implicated in a variety of medical device infections (Gram-positive: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Gram-negative Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064054/chemoenzyamtic-synthesis-and-self-assembling-gelation-behavior-of-amylose-grafted-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid
#17
Takuya Shouji, Kazuya Yamamoto, Jun-Ichi Kadokawa
In this study, we investigated chmemoenzymatic synthesis of amylose-grafted poly(γ-glutamic acid) (PGA) as a new artificial saccharide-peptide conjugate composed of two biological macromolecules. Maltooligosaccharide as a primer of enzymatic polymerization by phosphorylase catalysis was first introduced on the PGA main chain by the condensation reaction using the condensing agent in NaOH aq. Thermostable phosphorylase-catalyzed enzymatic polymerization of α-d-glucose 1-phosphate (G-1-P) as a monomer was then performed from the primer chain ends of the product to obtain amylose-grafted PGAs, which formed hydrogels in reaction media depending on the G-1-P/primer feed ratios...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060418/self-assembled-peptide-and-protein-based-nanomaterials-for-antitumor-photodynamic-and-photothermal-therapy
#18
Manzar Abbas, Qianli Zou, Shukun Li, Xuehai Yan
Tremendous interest in self-assembly of peptides and proteins towards functional nanomaterials has been inspired by naturally evolving self-assembly in biological construction of multiple and sophisticated protein architectures in organisms. Self-assembled peptide and protein nanoarchitectures are excellent promising candidates for facilitating biomedical applications due to their advantages of structural, mechanical, and functional diversity and high biocompability and biodegradability. Here, this review focuses on the self-assembly of peptides and proteins for fabrication of phototherapeutic nanomaterials for antitumor photodynamic and photothermal therapy, with emphasis on building blocks, non-covalent interactions, strategies, and the nanoarchitectures of self-assembly...
January 6, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060268/a-facile-and-efficient-approach-for-the-production-of-reversible-disulfide-cross-linked-micelles
#19
Yuanpei Li, Gaurav Bharadwaj, Joyce S Lee
Nanomedicine is an emerging form of therapy that harnesses the unique properties of particles that are nanometers in scale for biomedical application. Improving drug delivery to maximize therapeutic outcomes and to reduce drug-associated side effects are some of the cornerstones of present-day nanomedicine. Nanoparticles in particular have found a wide application in cancer treatment. Nanoparticles that offer a high degree of flexibility in design, application, and production based on the tumor microenvironment are projected to be more effective with rapid translation into clinical practice...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056100/chimeric-l2-based-virus-like-particle-vlp-vaccines-targeting-cutaneous-human-papillomaviruses-hpv
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Bettina Huber, Christina Schellenbacher, Saeed Shafti-Keramat, Christoph Jindra, Neil Christensen, Reinhard Kirnbauer
Common cutaneous human papillomavirus (HPV) types induce skin warts, whereas species beta HPV are implicated, together with UV-radiation, in the development of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in immunosuppressed patients. Licensed HPV vaccines contain virus-like particles (VLP) self-assembled from L1 major capsid proteins that provide type-restricted protection against mucosal HPV infections causing cervical and other ano-genital and oro-pharyngeal carcinomas and warts (condylomas), but do not target heterologous HPV...
2017: PloS One
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