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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731112/carrier-free-self-assembled-pure-drug-nanorods-composed-of-10-hydroxycamptothecin-and-chlorin-e6-for-combinatorial-chemo-photodynamic-antitumor-therapy-in-vivo
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Yan Wen, Wei Zhang, Ningqiang Gong, Yi-Feng Wang, Hong-Bo Guo, Weisheng Guo, Paul C Wang, Xing-Jie Liang
Carrier-free nanodrugs formulated from the supramolecular self-assembly of pure drug molecules have emerged as an innovative and promising strategy for tumor therapy. We report herein a new and simple method to directly assemble a small hydrophobic anticancer drug, 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT), with a photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) to form stable, discrete nanorods (NRs), which not only circumvent the extreme hydrophobicity of HCPT but also incorporate two different modalities into one delivery system for combination therapy...
July 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730961/novel-fluorinated-porphyrins-sensitize-tumor-cells-to-photodamage-in-normoxia-and-hypoxia-synthesis-and-biocompatible-formulations
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Elizaveta V Belyaeva, Alina A Markova, Dmitry N Kaluzhnyb, Andrei L Sigan, Lev L Gervitz, Aida N Ataeva, Nikolai D Chkanikov, Alexander A Shtil
: Background. Hypoxia renders tumor cells refractory to treatment. One way to overcome this problem is the design of drug delivery systems that contain the antitumor agent within an oxygen supply medium. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate whether the perfluorocarbon liquids (capable of retaining up to 50% v/v amounts of O2 gas) can be tools for delivery of photosensitizers to hypoxic tumors. METHOD: We synthesized a series of compounds in which fluoroaliphatic or fluoroaromatic moieties were conjugated to the porphyrin ring in meso-positions...
July 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729656/endolysosomal-targeting-of-a-clinical-chlorin-photosensitiser-for-light-triggered-delivery-of-nano-sized-medicines
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Elnaz Yaghini, Ruggero Dondi, Kunal M Tewari, Marilena Loizidou, Ian M Eggleston, Alexander J MacRobert
A major problem with many promising nano-sized biotherapeutics including macromolecules is that owing to their size they are subject to cellular uptake via endocytosis, and become entrapped and then degraded within endolysosomes, which can significantly impair their therapeutic efficacy. Photochemical internalisation (PCI) is a technique for inducing cytosolic release of the entrapped agents that harnesses sub-lethal photodynamic therapy (PDT) using a photosensitiser that localises in endolysosomal membranes...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729478/intelligent-oxygen-delivery-in-the-acute-setting-don-t-think-twice-it-s-all-right
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EDITORIAL
João Carlos Winck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729387/leg-blood-flow-is-impaired-during-small-muscle-mass-exercise-in-copd-patients
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Ulrik Winning Iepsen, Gregers Druedal Wibe Munch, Mette Rugbjerg, Camilla Koch Ryrsø, Niels Secher, Ylva Hellsten, Peter Lange, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Pia Thaning, Stefan P Mortensen
Skeletal muscle blood flow is regulated to match the oxygen demand and dysregulation could contribute to exercise intolerance in patients with COPD. We measured leg hemodynamics and metabolites from vasoactive compounds in muscle interstitial fluid and plasma at rest, during one-legged knee-extensor exercise, and during arterial infusions of sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and acetylcholine (ACh), respectively. Ten patients with moderate to severe COPD and eight age- and sex matched healthy controls were studied...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726961/functional-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-car-for-targeting-dopamine-delivery-into-the-brain-of-parkinsonian-mice
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Qing Guo, Huihui You, Xu Yang, Bencheng Lin, Zhihong Zhu, Zhisong Lu, Xiaoxiao Li, Yun Zhao, Lin Mao, Shiping Shen, Haoyan Cheng, Jiting Zhang, Lingfu Deng, Jianhua Fan, Zhuge Xi, Rui Li, Chang Ming Li
Current treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) are limited, partly due to the difficulties posed by the blood brain barrier (BBB) when delivering drugs to the brain. Herein, we explore the feasibility and efficacy of functional single-walled carbon nanotubes 'CAR' (SWCNT-PEGs-Lf) which carry and target-deliver dopamine (DA) to the brain in PD mice for treatment. SWCNTs can penetrate the cell-membrane remarkably, with the characteristics including high drug-loading and pH-dependent therapeutic unloading capacities...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722776/esterified-trehalose-analogs-protect-mammalian-cells-from-heat-shock
#7
Jack T Bragg, Hannah K D'Ambrosio, Timothy J Smith, Caroline A Gorka, Faraz A Khan, Joshua T Rose, Andrew J Rouff, Terence S Fu, Brittany J Bisnett, Michael Boyce, Sudhir Khetan, Margot G Paulick
Trehalose is a disaccharide that is produced by many organisms to better enable them to survive environmental stresses, including heat, cold, desiccation, and reactive oxygen species. Mammalian cells do not naturally biosynthesize trehalose; however, when introduced into mammalian cells, trehalose provides protection from the damages associated with freezing and drying. One of the major difficulties in using trehalose as a cellular protectant for mammalian cells is the delivery of this disaccharide into the intracellular environment; mammalian cell membranes are impermeable to the hydrophilic sugar trehalose...
July 19, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722140/erythrocyte-membrane-enveloped-perfluorocarbon-as-nanoscale-artificial-red-blood-cells-to-relieve-tumor-hypoxia-and-enhance-cancer-radiotherapy
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Min Gao, Chao Liang, Xuejiao Song, Qian Chen, Qiutong Jin, Chao Wang, Zhuang Liu
Hypoxia, a common feature within many types of solid tumors, is known to be closely associated with limited efficacy for cancer therapies, including radiotherapy (RT) in which oxygen is essential to promote radiation-induced cell damage. Here, an artificial nanoscale red-blood-cell system is designed by encapsulating perfluorocarbon (PFC), a commonly used artificial blood substitute, within biocompatible poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), obtaining PFC@PLGA nanoparticles, which are further coated with a red-blood-cell membrane (RBCM)...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714804/cellular-proliferation-and-differentiation-induced-by-single-layer-molybdenum-disulfide-and-mediation-mechanisms-of-proteins-via-the-akt-mtor-p70s6k-signaling-pathway
#9
Wei Zou, Xingli Zhang, Mengyang Zhao, Qixing Zhou, Xiangang Hu
Single-layer molybdenum disulfide (SLMoS2) is a novel kind of 2D nanosheet that has attracted great attention regarding its use in biosensors, drug delivery, tissue engineering and therapy. However, our results demonstrated that SLMoS2 accelerated proliferation and promoted myogenic differentiation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in human embryonic lung fibroblasts (HELFs). The abnormal proliferation and differentiation of HELFs contribute to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Specifically, SLMoS2 significantly stimulated the expression of myofibroblast- and mesenchymal-associated genes and proteins...
July 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714308/supersensitive-oxidation-responsive-biodegradable-peg-hydrogels-for-glucose-triggered-insulin-delivery
#10
Mei Zhang, Cheng-Cheng Song, Fu-Sheng Du, Zi-Chen Li
Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-responsive polymers and hydrogels represent an emerging family of intelligent materials owing to the key functions of ROS in physiological processes or pathological diseases. Nonetheless, the weaknesses such as low sensitivity, slow response, instability, or low mechanical strength are associated with the limited ROS-responsive polymeric or supramolecular hydrogels. In this study, a novel type of oxidation-responsive degradable hydrogels was fabricated by the redox initiated radical polymerization of a 4-arm-PEG acrylic macromonomer that possesses an H2O2-cleavable phenylboronic acid linker in each of the arms...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711257/seasonal-and-maternal-effects-on-acid-base-l-lactate-electrolyte-and-hematological-status-of-205-dairy-calves-born-to-eutocic-dams
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L Kovács, F L Kézér, E Albert, F Ruff, O Szenci
In this study, we used linear mixed models to determine the effects of season, time of sampling relative to birth (factors), duration of the delivery process, duration of maternal grooming, calf body weight (BW) at birth, and time of day (covariates) on values of venous blood gas, acid-base and electrolyte parameters, and l-lactate concentrations in dairy calves born to eutocic dams in summer (SUM, n = 101) and winter (WIN, n = 104). Neonatal vitality was assessed at 0, 1, and 24 h after delivery in a linear scoring system using muscle tone, erection of the head, muscle reflexes, heart rate, and sucking drive as criteria...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708473/mr-imaging-measurements-of-altered-placental-oxygenation-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-growth-restriction
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Emma Ingram, David Morris, Josephine Naish, Jenny Myers, Edward Johnstone
Purpose To evaluate oxygen-enhanced and blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging parameters in normal pregnancies and those complicated by fetal growth restriction (FGR). Materials and Methods This case-control study was approved by the local research ethics committee. Informed consent was obtained from all subjects. From October 2010 to October 2015, 28 women with uncomplicated pregnancies (individualized birthweight ratio [IBR] >20th percentile and delivery >37 weeks) and 23 with pregnancies complicated by FGR (IBR <5th percentile and abnormal Doppler ultrasonography [US] studies) underwent MR imaging...
July 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706000/absence-of-compensatory-vasodilation-with-perfusion-pressure-challenge-in-exercise-evidence-for-and-implications-of-the-non-compensator-phenotype
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Robert F Bentley, Jeremy J Walsh, Patrick J Drouin, Aleksandra Velickovic, Sarah J Kitner, Alyssa M Fenuta, Michael E Tschakovsky
Compromising oxygen delivery (O2D) during exercise requires compensatory vasodilatory and/or pressor responses to protect O2D : demand matching. The purpose of the study was to determine whether compensatory vasodilation is absent in some healthy, young individuals in the face of a sudden reduction in exercising forearm perfusion pressure, and whether this affects the exercise pressor response. 21 healthy, young males (21.6±2.0yrs) completed rhythmic forearm exercise at a work rate equivalent to 70% of their own maximal exercise vasodilation...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705555/sonodynamic-therapy-based-on-combined-use-of-low-dose-administration-of-epirubicin-incorporating-drug-delivery-system-and-focused-ultrasound
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Masanori Maeda, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Jun Okamoto, Shin Yoshizawa, Nobutaka Abe, Hidekazu Nakamoto, Hiroshi Ishii, Kenichi Kawabata, Shinichiro Umemura, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kazunori Kataoka, Hiroshi Iseki
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is currently considered as one of the promising minimally invasive treatment options for solid cancers. SDT is based on the combined use of a sonosensitizer drug and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to produce cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in and around neoplastic cells. Anthracycline drugs, including epirubicin (EPI), have been well known as effective sonosensitizers after interaction with focused ultrasound. Recently a new anticancer drug delivery system (DDS), NC-6300, has been developed that comprises EPI through an acid-labile hydrazone bond...
July 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702585/graphene-oxide-stabilized-perfluorocarbon-emulsions-for-controlled-oxygen-delivery
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Ghulam Jalani, Dhanalakshmi Jeyachandran, Richard Bertram Church, Marta Cerruti
Perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsions are capable of absorbing large quantities of oxygen. They are widely used as blood alternates for quick oxygenation of tissues. However, they are unsuitable for applications where sustained oxygen supply is desired over an extended period of time. Here, we have designed a new PFC oxygen delivery system that combines perfluorodecalin with graphene oxide (GO), where GO acts both as an emulsifier and a stabilizing agent. The resulting emulsions (PFC@GO) release oxygen at least one order of magnitude slower than emulsions prepared with other common surfactants...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702043/adoption-of-the-2a-ribosomal-skip-principle-to-tobacco-mosaic-virus-for-peptide-display
#16
Juliane Röder, Rainer Fischer, Ulrich Commandeur
Plant viruses are suitable as building blocks for nanomaterials and nanoparticles because they are easy to modify and can be expressed and purified using plants or heterologous expression systems. Plant virus nanoparticles have been utilized for epitope presentation in vaccines, for drug delivery, as nanospheres and nanowires, and for biomedical imaging applications. Fluorescent protein fusions have been instrumental for the tagging of plant virus particles. The monomeric non-oxygen-dependent fluorescent protein iLOV can be used as an alternative to green fluorescent protein...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701959/renal-oxygenation-in-the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
REVIEW
Zhi Zhao Liu, Alexander Bullen, Ying Li, Prabhleen Singh
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite significant research into various pathways involved in the pathophysiology of CKD, the therapeutic options are limited in diabetes and hypertension induced CKD to blood pressure control, hyperglycemia management (in diabetic nephropathy) and reduction of proteinuria, mainly with renin-angiotensin blockade therapy. Recently, renal oxygenation in pathophysiology of CKD progression has received a lot of interest...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698692/cardiovascular-effects-of-constant-rate-infusions-of-lidocaine-lidocaine-and-dexmedetomidine-and-dexmedetomidine-in-dogs-anesthetized-at-equipotent-doses-of-sevoflurane
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Rafael Moran-Muñoz, Alexander Valverde, J A Ibancovichi, Carlos M Acevedo-Arcique, Sergio Recillas-Morales, Pedro Sanchez-Aparicio, Jorge Osorio-Avalos, Julio Raul Chavez-Monteagudo
This study evaluated the cardiovascular effects of a constant rate infusion (CRI) of lidocaine, lidocaine and dexmedetomidine, and dexmedetomidine in dogs anesthetized with sevoflurane at equipotent doses. Treatments consisted of T1-Lidocaine [loading dose 2 mg/kg body weight (BW), IV, and CRI of 100 μg/kg BW per min] at 1.4% end-tidal of sevoflurane (FESEV); T2-Dexmedetomidine (loading dose 2 μg/kg BW, IV, and CRI of 2 μg/kg BW per hour) and FESEV 1.1%; and T3-Lidocaine-Dexmedetomidine using the same doses of T1 and T2 and FESEV 0...
July 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698091/endothelial-cells-from-innocent-bystanders-to-active-participants-in-immune-responses
#19
REVIEW
A Al-Soudi, M H Kaaij, S W Tas
The endothelium is crucially important for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body under homeostatic conditions. However, it also contributes to pathology, including the initiation and perpetuation of inflammation. Understanding the function of endothelial cells (ECs) in inflammatory diseases and molecular mechanisms involved may lead to novel approaches to dampen inflammation and restore homeostasis. In this article, we discuss the various functions of ECs in inflammation with a focus on pathological angiogenesis, attraction of immune cells, antigen presentation, immunoregulatory properties and endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT)...
July 8, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693344/ultrasound-mediated-drug-delivery-by-gas-bubbles-generated-from-a-chemical-reaction
#20
Sungmun Lee, Leena Al-Kaabi, Aurélie Mawart, Ahsan Khandoker, Habiba Alsafar, Herbert F Jelinek, Kinda Khalaf, Ji-Ho Park, Yeu-Chun Kim
Highly echogenic and ultrasound-responsive microbubbles such as nitrogen, and perfluorocarbons have been exploited as ultrasound-mediated drug carriers. Here, we propose an innovative method for drug delivery using microbubbles generated from a chemical reaction. In a novel drug delivery system, luminol encapsulated in folate-conjugated bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (Fol-BSAN) can generate nitrogen gas (N2) by chemical reaction when it reacts with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), one of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
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