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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644993/long-term-toxicity-of-surface-charged-polystyrene-nanoplastics-to-marine-planktonic-species-dunaliella-tertiolecta-and-artemia-franciscana
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E Bergami, S Pugnalini, M L Vannuccini, L Manfra, C Faleri, F Savorelli, K A Dawson, I Corsi
Plastic pollution has been globally recognized as a critical issue for marine ecosystems and nanoplastics constitute one of the last unexplored areas to understand the magnitude of this threat. However, current difficulties in sampling and identifying nano-sized debris make hard to assess their occurrence in marine environment. Polystyrene nanoparticles (PS NPs) are largely used as nanoplastics in ecotoxicological studies and although acute exposures have been already investigated, long-term toxicity on marine organisms is unknown...
June 15, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644480/a-polymer-nanoparticle-with-engineered-affinity-for-a-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf165
#2
Hiroyuki Koide, Keiichi Yoshimatsu, Yu Hoshino, Shih-Hui Lee, Ai Okajima, Saki Ariizumi, Yudai Narita, Yusuke Yonamine, Adam C Weisman, Yuri Nishimura, Naoto Oku, Yoshiko Miura, Kenneth J Shea
Protein affinity reagents are widely used in basic research, diagnostics and separations and for clinical applications, the most common of which are antibodies. However, they often suffer from high cost, and difficulties in their development, production and storage. Here we show that a synthetic polymer nanoparticle (NP) can be engineered to have many of the functions of a protein affinity reagent. Polymer NPs with nM affinity to a key vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF165) inhibit binding of the signalling protein to its receptor VEGFR-2, preventing receptor phosphorylation and downstream VEGF165-dependent endothelial cell migration and invasion into the extracellular matrix...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644380/adenosine-triphosphate-encapsulated-liposomes-with-plasmonic-nanoparticles-for-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-based-immunoassays
#3
Xuan-Hung Pham, Eunil Hahm, Tae Han Kim, Hyung-Mo Kim, Sang Hun Lee, Yoon-Sik Lee, Dae Hong Jeong, Bong-Hyun Jun
In this study, we prepared adenosine triphosphate (ATP) encapsulated liposomes, and assessed their applicability for the surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based assays with gold-silver alloy (Au@Ag)-assembled silica nanoparticles (NPs; SiO₂@Au@Ag). The liposomes were prepared by the thin film hydration method from a mixture of l-α-phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol, and PE-PEG2000 in chloroform; evaporating the solvent, followed by hydration of the resulting thin film with ATP in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
June 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643857/ceria-zirconia-nanoparticles-as-enhanced-multi-antioxidant-for-sepsis-treatment
#4
Min Soh, Dong-Wan Kang, Han-Gil Jeong, Dokyoon Kim, Do Yeon Kim, Wookjin Yang, Changyeong Song, Seungmin Baik, In-Young Choi, Seul-Ki Ki, Hyek Jin Kwon, Taeho Kim, Chi Kyung Kim, Seung-Hoon Lee, Taeghwan Hyeon
The two oxidation states of ceria nanoparticles, Ce3+ and Ce4+, play a pivotal role in scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS). In particular, Ce3+ is largely responsible for removing O2- and *OH that are associated with inflammatory response and cell death. Here, we report the synthesis of 2 nm ceria-zirconia nanoparticles (CZ NPs) that possess a higher Ce3+/Ce4+ ratio and faster conversion from Ce4+ to Ce3+ than those exhibited by ceria nanoparticles. The obtained Ce0.7Zr0.3O2 (7CZ) NPs greatly improve ROS scavenging performance, thus regulating inflammatory cells in a very low dose...
June 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643836/host-guest-driven-ligand-replacement-on-monodisperse-inorganic-nanoparticles
#5
B Shirmardi Shaghasemi, E S Dehghani, E M Benetti, E Reimhult
We demonstrate that crown ether-assisted ligand replacement on Fe3O4 NPs using halide salts leads to quantitative stripping of an existing stabilizer shell with unprecedented (complete) efficiency; this allows subsequent re-grafting of functional ligands at maximal surface density. The mechanism of the anion-driven ligand replacement is elucidated by varying the halide salt and the versatility by varying the re-grafted ligand.
June 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643151/multi-institutional-external-validation-of-a-novel-glioblastoma-prognostic-nomogram-incorporating-mgmt-methylation
#6
Jason K Molitoris, Yuan James Rao, Rajal A Patel, Liam T Kane, Shahed N Badiyan, Haley Gittleman, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Soren M Bentzen, Tim J Kruser, Jiayi Huang, Minesh P Mehta
A recent nomogram for glioblastoma (GBM) was designed to incorporate methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) methylation status in trial patients receiving temozolomide. Since clinical trial patients are strictly selected, compared to the general population, we performed a multi-institutional, external, independent assessment of the nomogram. Consecutive adult patients with supratentorial GBM diagnosed between June 2007 and December 2014 who initiated TMZ-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and were not enrolled on RTOG 0525 or 0825 were eligible...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643149/surface-modification-minimizes-the-toxicity-of-silver-nanoparticles-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#7
Balaram Das, Satyajit Tripathy, Jaydeep Adhikary, Sourav Chattopadhyay, Debasis Mandal, Sandeep Kumar Dash, Sabyasachi Das, Aditi Dey, Sankar Kumar Dey, Debasis Das, Somenath Roy
Currently toxicological research in Silver nanoparticle is a leading issue in medical science. The surface chemistry and physical dimensions of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) play an important role in toxicity. The aim of this present study was to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo toxicity of Ag-NPs as well as the alteration of toxicity profile due to surface functionalization (PEG and BSA) and the intracellular signaling pathways involved in nanoparticles mediated oxidative stress and apoptosis in vitro and in vivo system...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642010/magnetic-nanogels-as-dual-triggered-anticancer-drug-delivery-toxicity-evaluation-on-isolated-rat-liver-mitochondria
#8
Somayeh Sadighian, Kobra Rostamizadeh, Mehrdad Hamidi, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Hassan Hosseini-Monfared
This study aimed to evaluate bio-safety of magnetic chitosan nanogels as dual triggered drug carrier for doxorubicin through analysis of mitochondrial function. In the present study, chitosan/TPP nanogels containing magnetite nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared according to the ionotropic gelation method as novel pH-sensitive magnetic nanogels. The NPs showed outstanding entrapment efficiency for doxorubicin (76.6%) with a sustained and high extent of drug release in the acidic media (pH=5-7) compared to the neutral media...
June 19, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641964/metal-nanoparticles-in-dermatology-and-cosmetology-interactions-with-human-skin-cells
#9
REVIEW
Karolina Niska, Ewelina Zielinska, Marek Witold Radomski, Iwona Inkielewicz-Stepniak
Nanotechnology is a rapidly developing branch of science, which studies control of phenomena and materials sized below 100 nm. Nanotechnology is applicable in many areas of life and medicine including skin care and personal hygiene. The nanoparticles (NPs) of metals and metal oxides are increasingly used in dermatology and cosmetology, especially in prevention and treatment of bacterial and fungal infections, in protection against the harmful effects of the sun and in preparations reducing the visibility of scars by accelerating the repair processes of skin cells...
June 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641542/functional-nanoparticles-and-their-interactions-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#10
Weiwei Wang, Zijun Deng, Xun Xu, Zhengdong Li, Friedrich Jung, Nan Ma, Andreas Lendlein
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have become one of the most important cell sources for regenerative medicine. However, some mechanisms of MSC-based therapy are still not fully understood. The clinical outcome may be restricted by some MSC-related obstacles such as the low survival rate, differentiation into undesired lineages and malignant transformation. In recent years, with the emergence of nanotechnology, various types of multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) have been designed, prepared and explored for bio-related applications...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641017/nanpdb-a-resource-for-natural-products-from-northern-african-sources
#11
Fidele Ntie-Kang, Kiran K Telukunta, Kersten Döring, Conrad V Simoben, Aurélien F A Moumbock, Yvette I Malange, Leonel E Njume, Joseph N Yong, Wolfgang Sippl, Stefan Günther
Natural products (NPs) are often regarded as sources of drugs or drug leads or simply as a "source of inspiration" for the discovery of novel drugs. We have built the Northern African Natural Products Database (NANPDB) by collecting information on ∼4500 NPs, covering literature data for the period from 1962 to 2016. The data cover compounds isolated mainly from plants, with contributions from some endophyte, animal (e.g., coral), fungal, and bacterial sources. The compounds were identified from 617 source species, belonging to 146 families...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640995/colloidal-gold-nanoparticles-induce-changes-in-cellular-and-subcellular-morphology
#12
Xiaowei Ma, Raimo Hartmann, Dorleta Jimenez de Aberasturi, Fang Yang, Stefaan J H Soenen, Bella B Manshian, Jonas Franz, Daniel Valdeperez, Beatriz Pelaz, Neus Feliu, Norbert Hampp, Christoph Riethmüller, Henning Vieker, Natalie Frese, Armin Gölzhäuser, Michael Simonich, Robert L Tanguay, Xing-Jie Liang, Wolfgang J Parak
Exposure of cells to colloidal nanoparticles (NPs) can have concentration-dependent harmful effects. Mostly, such effects are monitored with biochemical assays or probes from molecular biology, i.e. viability assays, gene expression profiles, etc., neglecting that the presence of NPs can also drastically affect cellular morphology. In the case of polymer-coated Au NPs we demonstrate that upon NP internalization, cells undergo lysosomal swelling, alterations in mitochondrial morphology, disturbances in actin and tubulin cytoskeleton and associated signaling, and reduction of focal adhesion contact area and number of filopodia...
June 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640970/prevalence-of-new-psychoactive-substances-and-prescription-drugs-in-the-belgian-driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs-population
#13
S M R Wille, C Richeval, M Nachon-Phanithavong, J M Gaulier, V Di Fazio, L Humbert, N Samyn, D Allorge
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a worldwide problem. Several countries adopted DUID legislations which prove their deterrent effect and impact on road safety. However, use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and prescription drugs is not known as the applied roadside screening tests are not yet adapted for these compounds. In this study, 558 blood samples obtained during roadside controls in Belgium (January to August 2015) after a positive Drugwipe 5S® test and 199 oral fluid (OF) samples obtained from negatively screened test pads were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640759/electroactive-%C3%AE-crystalline-phase-inclusion-and-photoluminescence-response-of-heat-controlled-spin-coated-pvdf-tio2-free-standing-nanocomposite-film-for-nanogenerator-and-active-nanosensor
#14
Md Mehebub Alam, Ayesha Sultana, Debabrata Sarkar, Dipankar Mandal
The electroactive β-phase is most desirable due to its highest piezo-, pyro- and ferro-electric properties in poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF). Induction of β-phase is successfully accomplished in titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) doped spin coated PVDF nanocomposite (PNC) films. The optimized yields of β-phase and homogeneous ultra-smooth free standing PNC film is utilized in mechanical energy harvesting application by fabricating a nanogenerator (NG) where the typical electrical poling step is not undertaken...
June 22, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640226/trimethylamine-sensors-based-on-au-modified-hierarchical-porous-single-crystalline-zno-nanosheets
#15
Fanli Meng, Hanxiong Zheng, Yufeng Sun, Minqiang Li, Jinhuai Liu
It is of great significance for dynamic monitoring of foods in storage or during the transportation process through on-line detecting trimethylamine (TMA). Here, TMA were sensitively detected by Au-modified hierarchical porous single-crystalline ZnO nanosheets (HPSCZNs)-based sensors. The HPSCZNs were synthesized through a one-pot wet-chemical method followed by an annealing treatment. Polyethyleneimine (PEI) was used to modify the surface of the HPSCZNs, and then the PEI-modified samples were mixed with Au nanoparticles (NPs) sol solution...
June 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639394/transferrin-conjugated-magnetic-dextran-spermine-nanoparticles-for-targeted-drug-transport-across-blood-brain-barrier
#16
Maryam Ghadiri, Ebrahim Vasheghani-Farahani, Fatemeh Atyabi, Farzad Kobarfard, Farzaneh Mohamadyar-Toupkanlou, Hossein Hosseinkhani
Application of many vital hydrophilic medicines have been restricted by blood-brain barrier (BBB) for treatment of brain diseases. In this study, a targeted drug delivery system based on dextran-spermine biopolymer was developed for drug transport across BBB. Drug loaded magnetic dextran-spermine nanoparticles (DS-NPs) were prepared via ionic gelation followed by transferrin (Tf) conjugation as targeting moiety. The characteristics of Tf conjugated nanoparticles (TDS-NPs) were analyzed by different methods and their cytotoxicity effects on U87MG cells were tested...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639138/veterinary-vaccine-nanotechnology-pulmonary-and-nasal-delivery-in-livestock-animals
#17
REVIEW
Daniella Calderon-Nieva, Kalhari Bandara Goonewardene, Susantha Gomis, Marianna Foldvari
Veterinary vaccine development has several similarities with human vaccine development to improve the overall health and well-being of species. However, veterinary goals lean more toward feasible large-scale administration methods and low cost to high benefit immunization. Since the respiratory mucosa is easily accessible and most infectious agents begin their infection cycle at the mucosa, immunization through the respiratory route has been a highly attractive vaccine delivery strategy against infectious diseases...
June 21, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638484/surface-de-pegylation-controls-nanoparticle-mediated-sirna-delivery-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Xi Zhu, Wei Tao, Danny Liu, Jun Wu, Zilei Guo, Xiaoyuan Ji, Zameer Bharwani, Lili Zhao, Xiaoping Zhao, Omid C Farokhzad, Jinjun Shi
The present work proposes a unique de-PEGylation strategy for controllable delivery of small interfering RNA (siRNA) using a robust lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticle (NP) platform. The self-assembled hybrid NPs are composed of a lipid-poly(ethylene glycol) (lipid-PEG) shell and a polymer/cationic lipid solid core, wherein the lipid-PEG molecules can gradually dissociate from NP surface in the presence of serum albumin. The de-PEGylation kinetics of a series of different lipid-PEGs is measured with their respective NPs, and the NP performance is comprehensively investigated in vitro and in vivo...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638373/interactions-between-food-additive-silica-nanoparticles-and-food-matrices
#19
Mi-Ran Go, Song-Hwa Bae, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Jin Yu, Soo-Jin Choi
Nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely utilized in the food industry as additives with their beneficial characteristics, such as improving sensory property and processing suitability, enhancing functional and nutritional values, and extending shelf-life of foods. Silica is used as an anti-caking agent to improve flow property of powered ingredients and as a carrier for flavors or active compounds in food. Along with the rapid development of nanotechnology, the sizes of silica fall into nanoscale, thereby raising concerns about the potential toxicity of nano-sized silica materials...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638277/titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-as-radiosensitisers-an-in-vitro-and-phantom-based-study
#20
Esho Qasho Youkhana, Bryce Feltis, Anton Blencowe, Moshi Geso
Objective: Radiosensitisation caused by titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) is investigated using phantoms (PRESAGE(®) dosimeters) and in vitro using two types of cell lines, cultured human keratinocyte (HaCaT) and prostate cancer (DU145) cells. Methods: Anatase TiO2-NPs were synthesised, characterised and functionalised to allow dispersion in culture-medium for in vitro studies and halocarbons (PRESAGE(®) chemical compositions). PRESAGE(®) dosimeters were scanned with spectrophotometer to determine the radiation dose enhancement...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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