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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920499/smart-nanocrystals-of-artemether-fabrication-characterization-and-comparative-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimalarial-evaluation
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Syed Muhammad Hassan Shah, Farhat Ullah, Shahzeb Khan, Syed Muhammad Mukarram Shah, Marcel de Matas, Zahid Hussain, Muhammad Usman Minhas, Naser M AbdEl-Salam, Khaled Hafez Assi, Mohammad Isreb
Artemether (ARTM) is a very effective antimalarial drug with poor solubility and consequently low bioavailability. Smart nanocrystals of ARTM with particle size of 161±1.5 nm and polydispersity index of 0.172±0.01 were produced in <1 hour using a wet milling technology, Dena(®) DM-100. The crystallinity of the processed ARTM was confirmed using differential scanning calorimetry and powder X-ray diffraction. The saturation solubility of the ARTM nanocrystals was substantially increased to 900 µg/mL compared to the raw ARTM in water (145...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916867/methods-of-synthesis-properties-and-biomedical-applications-of-cuo-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Madalina Elena Grigore, Elena Ramona Biscu, Alina Maria Holban, Monica Cartelle Gestal, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
This study aims to provide an updated survey of the main synthesis methods of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles in order to obtain tailored nanosystems for various biomedical applications. The synthesis approach significantly impacts the properties of such nanoparticles and these properties in turn have a significant impact on their biomedical applications. Although not widely investigated as an efficient drug delivery system, CuO nanoparticles have great biological properties including effective antimicrobial action against a wide range of pathogens and also drug resistant bacteria...
November 30, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914488/safety-of-6-month-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-rationale-and-design-of-the-smart-angioplasty-research-team-safety-of-6-month-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after
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Joo Myung Lee, Deok-Kyu Cho, Joo-Yong Hahn, Young Bin Song, Taek Kyu Park, Ju-Hyeon Oh, Jin Bae Lee, Joon-Hyung Doh, Sang-Hyun Kim, Jeong Hoon Yang, Jin-Ho Choi, Seung-Hyuck Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is a fundamental treatment that optimizes clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although current international guidelines recommend DAPT for at least 12 months after implantation of a drug-eluting stent in patients with ACS, these recommendations are not based on randomized controlled trials dedicated to ACS population. STUDY DESIGN: The SMART-DATE trial is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, and open-label study to demonstrate the noninferiority of 6-month DAPT compared with 12 months or longer DAPT in patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913307/urothelium-adherent-ion-triggered-liposome-in-gel-system-as-a-platform-for-intravesical-drug-delivery
#4
Shruti GuhaSarkar, Prachi More, Rinti Banerjee
Instillations of therapeutic agents into the urinary bladder have limited efficacy due to drug washout and inadequate attachment to and penetration into the bladder wall. Instilled nanoparticles alone have low stability and high susceptibility to washout, while gel-based systems are difficult to administer and retain. To overcome disadvantages of current technologies, a biodegradable, in situ-gelling liposome-in-gel (LP-Gel) system was developed for instillation into the bladder, composed of nano-sized, fluidizing liposomes incorporated into a "smart" biopolymeric, urine-triggered hydrogel...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908689/pcsk9-genetic-variants-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomisation-study
#5
Amand F Schmidt, Daniel I Swerdlow, Michael V Holmes, Riyaz S Patel, Zammy Fairhurst-Hunter, Donald M Lyall, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Elina Hyppönen, Christine Power, Max Moldovan, Erik van Iperen, G Kees Hovingh, Ilja Demuth, Kristina Norman, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Juri Demuth, Lars Bertram, Tian Liu, Stefan Coassin, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Karin Willeit, Dan Mason, John Wright, Richard Morris, Goya Wanamethee, Peter Whincup, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Stela McLachlan, Jackie F Price, Mika Kivimaki, Catherine Welch, Adelaida Sanchez-Galvez, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Andrew Nicolaides, Andrie G Panayiotou, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Giuseppe Matullo, Giovanni Fiorito, Simonetta Guarrera, Carlotta Sacerdote, Nicholas J Wareham, Claudia Langenberg, Robert Scott, Jian'an Luan, Martin Bobak, Sofia Malyutina, Andrzej Pająk, Ruzena Kubinova, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Hynek Pikhart, Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Allan Linneberg, Kenneth Starup Simonsen, Jackie Cooper, Steve E Humphries, Murray Brilliant, Terrie Kitchner, Hakon Hakonarson, David S Carrell, Catherine A McCarty, H Lester Kirchner, Eric B Larson, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny, Cara Carty, Stephen Hancock, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Martin O' Donnell, Salim Yusuf, Michael Chong, Guillaume Pare, Pim van der Harst, M Abdullah Said, Ruben N Eppinga, Niek Verweij, Harold Snieder, Tim Christen, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Stefan Gustafsson, Lars Lind, Erik Ingelsson, Raha Pazoki, Oscar Franco, Albert Hofman, Andre Uitterlinden, Abbas Dehghan, Alexander Teumer, Sebastian Baumeister, Marcus Dörr, Markus M Lerch, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Joey Ward, Jill P Pell, Daniel J Smith, Tom Meade, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee, Ekaterina V Baranova, Robin Young, Ian Ford, Archie Campbell, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Michiel L Bots, Diederick E Grobbee, Philippe Froguel, Dorothée Thuillier, Beverley Balkau, Amélie Bonnefond, Bertrand Cariou, Melissa Smart, Yanchun Bao, Meena Kumari, Anubha Mahajan, Paul M Ridker, Daniel I Chasman, Alex P Reiner, Leslie A Lange, Marylyn D Ritchie, Folkert W Asselbergs, Juan-Pablo Casas, Brendan J Keating, David Preiss, Aroon D Hingorani, Naveed Sattar
BACKGROUND: Statin treatment and variants in the gene encoding HMG-CoA reductase are associated with reductions in both the concentration of LDL cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease, but also with modest hyperglycaemia, increased bodyweight, and modestly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which in no way offsets their substantial benefits. We sought to investigate the associations of LDL cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 variants with type 2 diabetes and related biomarkers to gauge the likely effects of PCSK9 inhibitors on diabetes risk...
November 28, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905610/dendritic-polyglycerol-and-n-isopropylacrylamide-based-thermoresponsive-nanogels-as-smart-carriers-for-controlled-delivery-of-drugs-through-the-hair-follicle
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Fitsum Feleke Sahle, Michael Giulbudagian, Julian Bergueiro, Jürgen Lademann, Marcelo Calderón
Nanoparticles with a size of several hundred nanometers can effectively penetrate into the hair follicles and may serve as depots for controlled drug delivery. However, they can neither overcome the hair follicle barrier to reach the viable cells nor release the loaded drug adequately. On the other hand, small drug molecules cannot penetrate deep into the hair follicles. Thus, the most efficient way for drug delivery through the follicular route is to employ nanoparticles that can release the drug close to the target structure upon exposure to some external or internal stimuli...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899033/novel-antibacterial-polymeric-nanocomposite-for-smart-co-delivery-of-anticancer-drugs
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Elham Zakerzadeh, Effat Alizadeh, Hossein Samadi Kafil, Azad Mohammad Hassanzadeh, Roya Salehi, Mehrdad Mahkam
Here a novel antibacterial nanocomposite was developed for combination cancer therapy. The synthesized nanocarrier was characterized by FTIR, (1)H NMR, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and FESEM-EDX. Its antibacterial activity was assessed by determining minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values. Doxorubicin (DOX) and methotrexate (MTX) conjugation with nanocarrier sustained the release of both drugs with apparent pH-triggered manner. Co-administration of DOX with MTX leads to an efficient anticancer performance to MCF7 cell lines verified by qRT-PCR and MTT assay tests...
November 29, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890732/programmed-near-infrared-light-responsive-drug-delivery-system-for-combined-magnetic-tumor-targeting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-chemo-phototherapy
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Qianhua Feng, Yuanyuan Zhang, Wanxia Zhang, Yongwei Hao, Yongchao Wang, Hongling Zhang, Lin Hou, Zhenzhong Zhang
: In this study, an intelligent drug delivery system was developed by capping doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded hollow mesoporous CuS nanoparticles (HMCuS NPs) with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs). Under near infrared (NIR) light irradiation, the versatile HMCuS NPs could exploit the merits of both photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) simultaneously. Herein, the multifunctional IONPs as gatekeeper with the enhanced capping efficiency were supposed to realize "zero premature release" and minimize the adverse side effects during the drug delivery in vivo...
November 24, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887958/bottom-up-synthesis-of-carbon-nanoparticles-with-higher-doxorubicin-efficacy
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Samer Bayda, Mohamad Hadla, Stefano Palazzolo, Vinit Kumar, Isabella Caligiuri, Emmanuele Ambrosi, Enrico Pontoglio, Marco Agostini, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Alvise Benedetti, Pietro Riello, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Giuseppe Corona, Giuseppe Toffoli, Flavio Rizzolio
Nanomedicine requires intelligent and non-toxic nanomaterials for real clinical applications. Carbon materials possess interesting properties but with some limitations due to toxic effects. Interest in carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) is increasing because they are considered green materials with tunable optical properties, overcoming the problem of toxicity associated with quantum dots or nanocrystals, and can be utilized as smart drug delivery systems. Using black tea as a raw material, we synthesized CNPs with a narrow size distribution, tunable optical properties covering visible to deep red absorption, non-toxicity and easy synthesis for large-scale production...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886438/self-assembly-of-bolaamphiphilic-molecules
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REVIEW
Prabhu Dhasaiyan, Bhagavatula L V Prasad
The current buzzword in science and technology is self-assembly and molecular self-assembly is one of the most prominent fields as far as research in chemical and biological sciences is concerned. Generally, self-assembly of molecules occurs through weak non-covalent interactions like hydrogen bonding, π-π stacking, hydrophobic effects, etc. Inspired by many natural systems consisting of self-assembled structures, scientists have been trying to understand their formation and mimic such processes in the laboratory to create functional "smart" materials, which respond to temperature, light, pH, electromagnetic field, mechanical stress, and/or chemical stimuli...
November 25, 2016: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885722/thrombin-responsive-transcutaneous-patch-for-auto-anticoagulant-regulation
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Yuqi Zhang, Jicheng Yu, Jinqiang Wang, Nicholas J Hanne, Zheng Cui, Chenggen Qian, Chao Wang, Hongliang Xin, Jacqueline H Cole, Caterina M Gallippi, Yong Zhu, Zhen Gu
A thrombin-responsive closed-loop patch is developed for prolonged heparin delivery in a feedback-controlled manner. This microneedle-based patch can sense activated thrombin and subsequently releases heparin to prevent coagulation in the blood flow. This "smart" heparin patch can be transcutaneously inserted into skin without drug leakage and can sustainably regulate blood coagulation in response to thrombin.
November 25, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880013/on-demand-release-of-hydrosoluble-drugs-from-a-paramagnetic-porous-collagen-based-scaffold
#12
Simona Bettini, Valentina Bonfrate, Marta Madaghiele, Luca Salvatore, Zois Syrgiannis, Gabriele Giancane, Ludovico Valli
The specific design of a collagen scaffold containing iron oxide nanostructures capped by a TiO2 (anatase) layer is reported. The TiO2 shell is proposed with a dual role: as an innovative and biocompatible cross-linker agent, providing binding sites to the protein moiety, through the well-known TiO2 chemical affinity towards carboxyl groups, and as a protective surface layer from oxidation for the paramagnetic core. Simultaneously, the presence of the nanostructures confers to the collagen gel the sensitivity to an external stimulus, i...
November 23, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879041/cyanine-anchored-silica-nanochannels-for-light-driven-synergistic-thermo-chemotherapy
#13
Yibin Deng, Li Huang, Hong Yang, Hengte Ke, Hui He, Zhengqing Guo, Tao Yang, Aijun Zhu, Hong Wu, Huabing Chen
Smart nanoparticles are increasingly important in a variety of applications such as cancer therapy. However, it is still a major challenge to develop light-responsive nanoparticles that can maximize the potency of synergistic thermo-chemotherapy under light irradiation. Here, spatially confined cyanine-anchored silica nanochannels loaded with chemotherapeutic doxorubicin (CS-DOX-NCs) for light-driven synergistic cancer therapy are introduced. CS-DOX-NCs possess a J-type aggregation conformation of cyanine dye within the nanochannels and encapsulate doxorubicin through the π-π interaction with cyanine dye...
November 23, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877239/nir-laser-controlled-drug-release-from-dox-ir-780-loaded-temperature-sensitive-liposomes-for-chemo-photothermal-synergistic-tumor-therapy
#14
Fei Yan, Wanlu Duan, Yekuo Li, Hao Wu, Yuli Zhou, Min Pan, Hongmei Liu, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng
NIR laser-induced photothermal therapy (PTT) through near-infrared agents has demonstrated the great potential in solid tumor ablation. However, the nonuniform heat distribution over tumors from PTT makes it insufficient to kill all tumor cells, resulting in tumor recurrence and inferior outcomes. To improve the tumor treatment efficacy, it is highly desirable to develop the combinational treatment of PTT with other modalities, especially with chemotherapeutic agents. Here we report a smart DOX/IR-780-loaded temperature-sensitive-liposome (DITSL) which can achieve NIR-laser-controlled drug release for chemo-photothermal synergistic tumor therapy...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876601/bioapplications-of-graphene-constructed-functional-nanomaterials
#15
REVIEW
Arif Gulzar, Piaoping Yang, Fei He, Jiating Xu, Dan Yang, Liangge Xu, Mohammad Omar Jan
Graphene has distinctive mechanical, electronic, and optical properties, which researchers have applied to develop innovative electronic materials including transparent conductors and ultrafast transistors. Lately, the understanding of various chemical properties of graphene has expedited its application in high-performance devices that generate and store energy. Graphene is now increasing its terrain outside electronic and chemical applications toward biomedical areas such as precise bio sensing through graphene-quenched fluorescence, graphene-enhanced cell differentiation and growth, and graphene-assisted laser desorption/ionization for mass spectrometry...
November 19, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875979/self-assembled-nucleic-acid-nanostructures-for-cancer-theranostic-medicines
#16
Jinglin Fu, Gabriele Stankeviciute, Sung Won Oh, John Collins, Yinghui Zhong, Ting Zhang
Theranostic medicine has become more promising in cancer treatment, where the cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy are combined for early diagnosis and precise treatment with improved efficacy and reduced side effects. Nanotechnology has played a critical role in developing various nanomaterials with engendered smart functions and targeted delivery. The rapid development of structural DNA nanotechnology has enabled the design and fabrication of complex nanostructures with prescribed 1D, 2D and 3D patterns in vitro and in vivo...
November 22, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865952/a-superporous-and-superabsorbent-glucuronoxylan-hydrogel-from-quince-cydonia-oblanga-stimuli-responsive-swelling-on-off-switching-and-drug-release
#17
Muhammad Umer Ashraf, Muhammad Ajaz Hussain, Gulzar Muhammad, Muhammad Tahir Haseeb, Sajid Bashir, Syed Zajif Hussain, Irshad Hussain
Current study was designed to investigate micromeritic properties, water absorption capacity, stimuli (pH, ethanol and saline) responsive swelling-deswelling (on-off switching) and controlled drug release from the polysaccharide glucuronoxylan isolated from the seeds of Quince. The water retention capacity of Quince hydrogel (QH) was found admirable. The hydrogel also exhibited privileged swelling in water and basic buffers (pH 6.8 and 7.4) while insignificant swelling in acidic buffer (pH 1.2). The swelling kinetics of QH follows second order...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861265/drug-updates-and-approvals-2016-in-review
#18
Lindsy Meadowcraft, Geoffrey Mospan, Taylor Morrisette, Katie Smart, Melissa Janis
In 2016, the FDA approved several new drugs for use in primary care. These drugs include amphetamine extended-release orally disintegrating tablets (Adzenys XR-ODT), elbasvir and grazoprevir (Zepatier), emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (Descovy), glycopyrrolate and formoterol (Bevespi Aerosphere), insulin degludec injection (Tresiba), and ixekizumab (Taltz).
December 16, 2016: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856967/nanosized-building-blocks-for-customizing-novel-antibiofilm-approaches
#19
A J Paula, H Koo
Recent advances in nanotechnology provide unparalleled flexibility to control the composition, size, shape, surface chemistry, and functionality of materials. Currently available engineering approaches allow precise synthesis of nanocompounds (e.g., nanoparticles, nanostructures, nanocrystals) with both top-down and bottom-up design principles at the submicron level. In this context, these "nanoelements" (NEs) or "nanosized building blocks" can 1) generate new nanocomposites with antibiofilm properties or 2) be used to coat existing surfaces (e...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842823/greensilica-%C3%A2-vectors-for-smart-textiles
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Joana C Matos, Inês Avelar, M Bárbara F Martins, M Clara Gonçalves
The present work aims developing a versatile Greensilica(®) vector/carrier, able to bind to a wide range of textile matrices of carbohydrate polymers and susceptible of being loaded with chemicals/drugs/therapeutic molecules, to create a green tailor-made (multi)functional high-tech textile. A green, eco-friendly, ammonia-free, easily scalable, time-saving sol-gel process was established for the production of those silica-based colloidal particles (SiO2, amine-SiO2, diamine-SiO2, and epoxy-SiO2). Two different textile matrices (cotton, polyester) were functionalized, through the impregnation of Greensilica® particles...
January 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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