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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346731/direct-polymerization-of-the-arsenic-drug-penao-to-obtain-nanoparticles-with-high-thiol-reactivity-and-anti-cancer-efficiency
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Janina-Miriam Noy, Hongxu Lu, Philip Hogg, Jia-Lin Yang, Martina H Stenzel
PENAO (4-(N-(S-penicillaminylacetyl)amino) phenylarsonous acid), which is a mitochondria inhibitor that reacts with adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT), is currently being trialed in patients with solid tumors. To increase the stability of the drug, the formation of nanoparticles has been proposed. Herein, the direct synthesis of polymeric micelles based on the anti-cancer drug PENAO is presented. PENAO is readily available for amidation reaction to form PENAO MA (4-(N-(S-penicillaminylacetyl) amino) phenylarsonous acid methacrylamide) which undergoes RAFT (reversible addition fragmentation chin transfer) polymerization with poly(polyethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate) (PEGMA) as comonomer and poly(methylmethacrylate) (pMMA) as chain transfer agent, resulting in p(MMA)-b-p(PEG-co-PENAO) block copolymers with 3-15 wt...
January 18, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345503/effectiveness-of-the-biophysical-barriers-to-the-peridural-fibrosis-in-rat-laminectomy-model
#2
Ibrahim Akkurt, Bulent Bakar, Gungor Cagdas Dincel, Fatma Azize Budak Yıldıran, Mustafa Ogden, Egemen Nursoy, Elif Sari
PURPOSE: Peridural fibrosis which could occur after the spinal surgery could adhere neural tissue closely and may cause to neural entrapment symptoms and require surgical reintervention. AIM OF THE STUDY: Present study was designed to reduce occurrence of peridural fibrosis in rat laminectomy model by using biophysical barriers called hyaluronic acid (HAS) dural barrier, activated polyethylene glycol and polyethylene imine (PEG) dural barrier, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344721/post-mortem-mr-angiography-quantitative-investigation-and-intravascular-retention-of-perfusates-in-ex-situ-porcine-hearts
#3
Bridgette Webb, Thomas Widek, Sylvia Scheicher, Thorsten Schwark, Rudolf Stollberger
As the implementation of minimally invasive imaging techniques in both forensic and pathological practice increases, research in this area focuses on addressing recognised diagnostic weaknesses of current approaches. Assessment of sudden cardiac death (SCD) can be considered one such area in which post-mortem imaging still shows diagnostic weaknesses. We hypothesise that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with an angiographic adjunct may improve the visualisation and interpretation of cardiac pathologies in a post-mortem setting...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344278/potent-peptide-conjugated-silicon-phthalocyanines-for-tumor-photodynamic-therapy
#4
Qian Liu, Mingpei Pang, Sihai Tan, Jin Wang, Qingle Chen, Kai Wang, Wenjie Wu, Zhangyong Hong
Phthalocyanines (Pcs) are a group of promising photosensitizers for use in photodynamic therapy (PDT). However, their extremely low solubility and their strong tendency to aggregate in aqueous solution greatly restrict their application. Conjugation of Pc macrocycles with peptide ligands could be a very useful strategy to optimize the physical properties of Pcs not only by increasing their water solubility and reducing their aggregation but also by endowing the conjugates with a tumor-targeting capability. To develop highly potent photosensitizers for tumor PDT, we prepared new peptide-conjugated photosensitizers using silicon Pc (SiPc), which has much higher photodynamic activity than zinc Pcs, as the light activation moiety and the cRGDfK peptide (or simply cRGD) as the peptide moiety...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343959/antitumor-effect-of-a-new-nano-vector-with-mirna-135a-on-malignant-glioma
#5
Chaofeng Liang, Weitong Sun, Haiyong He, Baoyu Zhang, Cong Ling, Bocheng Wang, Tengchao Huang, Bo Hou, Ying Guo
Introduction: MiR-135a is found to selectively induce apoptosis in glioma cell but not in normal neurons and glial cells. However, low transfection efficacy limits its application in vivo as other miRNAs. We prepared a new kind of nano-vector based on polyethylene glycol methyl ether (mPEG) and hyper-branched polyethylenimine (hy-PEI) in order to improve the miRNA delivery system into the glioma cells. Methods: The mPEG-g-PEI/miR-135a was constructed and detected by 1H NMR and FTIR analyses...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341932/synthetic-extracellular-matrix-mimic-hydrogel-improves-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-for-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#6
Maria Chiara Ciuffreda, Giuseppe Malpasso, Cindy Chokoza, Deon Bezuidenhout, Kyle P Goetsch, Manuela Mura, Federica Pisano, Neil H Davies, Massimiliano Gnecchi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) repair infarcted hearts mainly through paracrine mechanisms. Low cell engraftment limits the release of soluble paracrine factors (SF) over time and, consequently, MSC efficacy. We tested whether a synthetic extracellular matrix mimic, a hydrogel containing heparin (H-HG), could ameliorate MSC engraftment and binding/release of SF, thus improving MSC therapy efficacy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In vitro, rat bone-marrow MSC (rBM-MSC) were seeded and grown into H-HG...
January 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341911/an-efficient-pegylated-gene-delivery-system-with-improved-targeting-synergism-between-octaarginine-and-a-fusogenic-peptide
#7
Ikramy A Khalil, Hideyoshi Harashima
Because of their ability to translocate different cargos into cells, arginine-rich cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) are promising vehicles for drug and gene delivery. The use of CPP-based carriers, however, is hampered by the lack of specificity and by interactions with negative serum components. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is used to decrease such non-specific interactions, albeit its use is associated with reduced transfection efficiency. In this study, we describe the development of PEGylated CPP-based gene carrier with an improved targeting and a high transfection activity...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341619/a-new-folate-grafted-chitosan-derivative-to-improve-the-delivery-of-paclitaxel-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-lung-tumour-therapy-by-inhalation
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Remi Rosiere, Matthias Van Woensel, Michel Gelbcke, Véronique Mathieu, Julien Hecq, Thomas Mathivet, Marjorie Vermeersch, Pierre G Van Antwerpen, Karim Amighi, Nathalie Wauthoz
Inhaled chemotherapy for the treatment of lung tumours requires that drug delivery systems improve selectivity for cancer cells and tumour penetration and allow sufficient lung residence. To this end, we developed solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) with modified surface properties. We successfully synthesized a new folate-grafted copolymer of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and chitosan, F-PEG-HTCC, with a PEG-graft ratio of 7% and a molecular weight range of 211-250 kDa. F-PEG-HTCC-coated, paclitaxel-loaded SLN were prepared with an encapsulation efficiency, mean diameter and zeta potential of about 100%, 250 nm and +32 mV, respectively...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341335/osteogenic-efficacy-of-bmp-2-mixed-with-hydrogel-and-bone-substitute-in-peri-implant-dehiscence-defects-in-dogs-16%C3%A2-weeks-of-healing
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Jae-Kook Cha, Ui-Won Jung, Daniel S Thoma, Christoph H F Hämmerle, Ronald E Jung
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) mixed with either polyethylene glycol hydrogel or synthetic bone substitute (SBS) on new bone formation in peri-implant dehiscence defects after 16 weeks of healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A guided bone regeneration procedure was performed in box-type peri-implant defects that were surgically prepared in six beagle dogs. The following four experimental groups were used (i) control (no graft), (ii) SBS+hydrogel, (iii) SBS+BMP-2/hydrogel and (iv) BMP-2/SBS+hydrogel...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340982/controlled-release-of-the-nimodipine-loaded-self-microemulsion-osmotic-pump-capsules-development-and-characterization
#10
Yaping Huang, Sisi Zhang, Huifen Shen, Jinqing Li, Chongkai Gao
The present study was intended to develop a controlled released osmotic pump capsule based on Nimodipine (NM)-loaded self-microemulsifying drug delivery systems (SMEDDSs) in order to improve the low oral bioavailability of NM. To optimize the NM-loaded SMEDDS composition, the experiments of NM solubility in different oils, the pseudo-ternary phase diagram experiments and the different drug loading experiments were conducted in the preliminary screening studies. Controlled release of NM required an osmotic pump capsule comprising a coated semi-permeable capsule shell, plasticizer, and pore-forming agent...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340785/nitric-oxide-acts-downstream-of-abscisic-acid-in-molybdenum-induced-oxidative-tolerance-in-wheat
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Songwei Wu, Chengxiao Hu, Qiling Tan, Xiaohu Zhao, Shoujun Xu, Yitao Xia, Xuecheng Sun
Our study first reveals that Mo mediates oxidative tolerance through ABA signaling. Moreover, NO acts downstream of ABA signaling in Mo-induced oxidative tolerance in wheat under drought stress. Nitric oxide (NO) is related to the improvement of molybdenum (Mo)-induced oxidative tolerance. While the function of Mo in abscisic acid (ABA) synthesis and in mediating oxidative tolerance by the interaction of ABA and NO remain to be studied. The -Mo and +Mo treatment-cultivated wheat was separated and subsequently was pretreated with AO inhibitor, ABA synthesis inhibitor, exogenous ABA, NO scavenger, NO donor or their combinations under polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG)-stimulated drought stress (PSD)...
January 16, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339136/development-of-orally-applicable-combinatorial-drug-loaded-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-fibrosarcoma
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Gulen Melike Demirbolat, Levent Altintas, Sukran Yilmaz, Ismail Tuncer Degim
Nanoparticulate systems have been receiving a significant attention especially for the treatment of cancer but one of the main hurdles is to produce these developed and high tech nanosystems in large quantities. Anticancer drug formulations are generally designed for parenteral administrations but oral administration is still the most convenient route. In this study, orally applicable nano-sized chitosan nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully prepared using Nano Spray Dryer. It is possible to produce these NPs in large quantities by simply increasing the processing time using the machine without changing any parameter...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337780/efficacy-and-safety-of-sodium-picosulfate-magnesium-citrate-for-bowel-preparation-in-a-physically-disabled-outpatient-population-a-randomized-endoscopist-blinded-comparison-with-ascorbic-acid-enriched-polyethylene-glycol-solution-plus-bisacodyl-the-pico-movi
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Elisabeth M H Mathus-Vliegen, Karin van der Vliet, Inge J Wignand-van der Storm, John S Stadwijk
BACKGROUND: Because of its volume, adequate bowel preparation remains problematic in physically unfit patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare a small-volume sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate preparation with a 2-L ascorbic acid-enriched polyethylene glycol solution plus bisacodyl. DESIGN: This study has a noninferiority design, assuming that ascorbic acid-enriched polyethylene glycol solution plus bisacodyl is 70% efficacious in achieving an Ottawa score ≤7 and accepting a difference in success rate of <15% with a target enrollment of 146 patients per group...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337533/localized-fe-ii-induced-cytotoxic-reactive-oxygen-species-generating-nano-system-for-enhanced-anticancer-therapy
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Yuxue Ding, Jiaxun Wan, Zihao Zhang, Fang Wang, Jia Guo, Changchun Wang
The anticancer therapy on basis of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated cellular apoptosis has achieved great progress. However, this kind of theraputic strategy still faces some challenges such as light, photosensitizer and oxygen (O2) dependence. In this article, a ROS-mediated anticancer therapy independent of light, photosensitizer and oxygen was established based on a Fe2+-induced ROS-generating nano-system. First, artemisinin (ART) was loaded in porous magnetic supraparticles (MSP) by a nano-deposition method...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337526/carbon-nanotube-web-with-carboxylated-polythiophene-assist-for-high-performance-battery-electrodes
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Yo-Han Kwon, Jung Jin Park, Lisa M Housel, Krysten Minnici, Guoyan Zhang, Sujin R Lee, Seung Woo Lee, Zhongming Chen, Suguru Noda, Esther S Takeuchi, Kenneth J Takeuchi, Amy C Marschilok, Elsa Reichmanis
A carbon nanotube (CNT) web electrode comprising magnetite spheres and few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWNTs) linked by the carboxylated conjugated polymer, poly[3-(potassium-4-butanoate) thiophene] (PPBT), was designed to demonstrate benefits derived from the rational consideration of electron/ion transport coupled with the surface chemistry of the electrode materials components. To maximize transport properties, the approach introduces monodispersed spherical Fe3O4 (sFe3O4) for uniform Li+ diffusion and a FWNT web electrode frame that affords characteristics of long-ranged electronic pathways and porous networks...
January 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335550/the-peg-responding-desiccome-of-the-alder-microsymbiont-frankia-alni
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Kais Ghedira, Emna Harigua-Souiai, Cherif Ben Hamda, Pascale Fournier, Petar Pujic, Sihem Guesmi, Ikram Guizani, Guylaine Miotello, Jean Armengaud, Philippe Normand, Haïtham Sghaier
Actinorhizal plants are ecologically and economically important. Symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria allows these woody dicotyledonous plants to colonise soils under nitrogen deficiency, water-stress or other extreme conditions. However, proteins involved in xerotolerance of symbiotic microorganisms have yet to be identified. Here we characterise the polyethylene glycol (PEG)-responding desiccome from the most geographically widespread Gram-positive nitrogen-fixing plant symbiont, Frankia alni, by next-generation proteomics, taking advantage of a Q-Exactive HF tandem mass spectrometer equipped with an ultra-high-field Orbitrap analyser...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335533/fc-modified-exenatide-loaded-nanoparticles-for-oral-delivery-to-improve-hypoglycemic-effects-in-mice
#17
Yanan Shi, Xinfeng Sun, Liping Zhang, Kaoxiang Sun, Keke Li, Youxin Li, Qiang Zhang
To improve the oral efficiency of exenatide, we prepared polyethylene glycol-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PEG-PLGA) NPs modified with Fc (NPs-Fc) for exenatide oral delivery. Exenatide was encapsulated into the NPs by the w/o/w emulsion-solvent evaporation method. The particle size of the NPs-Fc was approximately 30 nm larger than that of the unmodified NPs with polydispersity indices in a narrow range (PDIs; PDI < 0.3) as detected by DLS, and the highest encapsulation efficiency of exenatide in the NPs was greater than 80%...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334762/altered-redox-state-modulates-endothelial-kca2-3-and-kca3-1-levels-in-normal-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia
#18
Shinkyu Choi, Ji Aee Kim, Hai-Yan Li, Sae-Jin Lee, Ye Seon Seok, Tae Hun Kim, Ki-Hwan Han, Mi Hye Park, Geum Joon Cho, Suk Hyo Suh
AIMS: Altered redox state has been related to the development of normal pregnancy (NP) and preeclampsia (PE). Endothelial KCa2.3 and KCa3.1 (KCas) play an important role in vasodilation, and KCas levels are affected by oxidative stress. We investigated the mechanisms of oxidative stress-mediated KCas expression modulation during NP and PE. RESULTS: Human uterine microvascular endothelial cells were incubated in serum from normal non-pregnant women (n=13) and women with NP (n=24) or PE (n=15), or in VEGF, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), progesterone, or estradiol-17-containing medium for 24 hours...
January 15, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334189/a-multifunctional-micellar-nanoplatform-with-ph-triggered-cell-penetration-and-nuclear-targeting-for-effective-cancer-therapy-and-inhibition-to-lung-metastasis
#19
Yuting Jing, Xiang Xiong, Yang Ming, Jingya Zhao, Xing Guo, Guang Yang, Shaobing Zhou
The enhancement of cellular internalization and subsequent achievement of a nuclear targeting of nanocarriers play an important role in maximizing the therapeutic potency and minimizing the side effects of encapsulated drugs. Herein, a multifunctional micellar nanoplatform simultaneously with high cell penetration and nuclear targeting through pH-triggered surface charge reversal is presented. The miscellar system is constructed from poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) with 2,3-dimethylmaleic anhydride-Tat decoration (PECL/DA-Tat)...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334184/ph-responsive-peg-doxorubicin-encapsulated-aza-bodipy-nanotheranostic-agent-for-imaging-guided-synergistic-cancer-therapy
#20
Dapeng Chen, Qianyun Tang, Jianhua Zou, Xiaoyan Yang, Wei Huang, Qi Zhang, Jinjun Shao, Xiaochen Dong
Synergistic cancer therapy is of great interest for multiple advantages, such as excellent targeting accuracy, low side effects, and enhanced therapeutic efficiency. Herein, a near-infrared photosensitizer aza-BODIPY (AB) with high singlet oxygen quantum yield (ΦΔ = 82%) is designed and synthesized. With Schiff's base obtained from condensation reaction between doxorubicin (DOX) and polyethylene glycol-benzaldehyde (PEG-CHO) as the polymer matrix, aza-BODIPY is encapsulated to afford hydrophilic nanoparticles (DAB NPs)...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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