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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741598/plasmonic-enhancement-of-cyanine-dyes-for-near-infrared-light-triggered-photodynamic-photothermal-therapy-and-fluorescent-imaging
#1
Mindan Lu, Ning Kang, Chuan Chen, Liuqing Yang, Yang Li, Minghui Hong, Xiangang Luo, Lei Ren, Xiumin Wang
Near infrared (NIR) triggered cyanine dyes have attracted considerable attentions in multi-modal tumor theranostics. However, near infrared (NIR) cyanine dyes used in tumor treatment often suffer from low fluorescence intensity and weak singlet oxygen generation efficiency, resulting in inadequate diagnostic and therapy efficacies for tumors. It is still a great challenge to improve both the photodynamic therapy (PDT) and fluorescent imaging (FLI) efficacy of cyanine dyes in tumor applications. Herein, a novel multifunctional nanoagent of AuNRs@SiO2-IR795 was developed to realize the integrated photothermal/photodynamic therapy (PTT/PDT) and FLI at a very low dosage of IR795 (0...
July 25, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737290/integration-of-ir-808-sensitized-upconversion-nanostructure-and-mos2-nanosheet-for-808-nm-nir-light-triggered-phototherapy-and-bioimaging
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Jiating Xu, Arif Gulzar, Yuhui Liu, Huiting Bi, Shili Gai, Bin Liu, Dan Yang, Fei He, Piaoping Yang
Near infrared (NIR) light triggered phototherapy including photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) affords superior outcome in cancer treatment. However, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by NIR-excited upconversion nanostructure is limited by the feeble upconverted light which cannot activate PDT agents efficiently. Here, an IR-808 dye sensitized upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP) with a chlorin e6 (Ce6)-functionalized silica layer is developed for PDT agent. The two booster effectors (dye-sensitization and core-shell enhancement) synergistically amplify the upconversion efficiency, therefore achieving superbright visible emission under low 808 nm light excitation...
July 24, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736778/facile-synthesis-of-black-phosphorus-au-nanocomposites-for-enhanced-photothermal-cancer-therapy-and-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-analysis
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Guangcun Yang, Zhiming Liu, Yi Li, Yuqing Hou, Xixi Fei, Chengkang Su, Songmao Wang, Zhengfei Zhuang, Zhouyi Guo
Black phosphorus (BP), a new type of two-dimensional nanomaterial, has attracted crucial attention in recent years owing to its excellent properties and great potential in various chemical, physical, and biological fields. In this study, BP nanosheets loaded with Au nanoparticles (BP-Au NSs) are obtained by a one-step facile synthetic method. The Au nanostructures can not only enhance the photothermal efficiency of the nanocomposites, but also endow BP-Au NSs with the potential to act as effective surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates for Raman biodetection...
July 24, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717583/in-vivo-photothermal-treatment-with-real-time-monitoring-by-optical-fiber-needle-array
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Taeseok Daniel Yang, Kwanjun Park, Hyung-Jin Kim, Nu-Ri Im, Byoungjae Kim, TaeHoon Kim, Sohyun Seo, Jae-Seung Lee, Beop-Min Kim, Youngwoon Choi, Seung-Kuk Baek
Photothermal treatment (PTT) using gold nanoshells (gold-NSs) is accepted as a method for treating cancer. However, owing to restrictions in therapeutic depth and skin damage caused by excessive light exposure, its application has been limited to lesions close to the epidermis. Here, we demonstrate an in vivo PTT method that uses gold-NSs with a flexible optical fiber-needle array (OFNA), which is an array of multiple needles in which multimode optical fibers are inserted, one in each, for light delivery. The light for PTT was directly administrated to subcutaneous tissues through the OFNA, causing negligible thermal damage to the skin...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717372/comparison-of-platelet-number-and-function-between-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-normal-individuals
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Zeinab Saremi, Mahboobe Rastgoo, Mahyar Mohammadifard, Bita Bijari, Ehsan Akbari
BACKGROUND: There is interest about the role of platelet (PLT) number and function in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD patients have abnormalities of PLT number and function, especially mean platelet volume (MPV) which is known as a novel biomarker for atherosclerosis. We decided to compare PLT number and function between NAFLD and healthy participants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study, two groups of patients (65 cases with NAFLD and 65 cases without NAFLD) were included consecutively...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714303/melittin-containing-hybrid-peptide-hydrogels-for-enhanced-photothermal-therapy-of-glioblastoma
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Honglin Jin, Guifang Zhao, Jianli Hu, Quanguang Ren, Kui Yang, Chao Wan, Ai Huang, Pindong Li, Jue-Ping Feng, Jing Chen, Zhenwei Zou
The design of biocompatible and efficacious anticancer biomaterials to achieve relatively low tumor recurrence rates is the main pursuit of cancer photothermal therapy (PTT). RADA16-I is a synthetic amphiphilic peptide with the sequence RADARADARADARADA that can self-assemble into a peptide nanofiber hydrogel. In this study, we synthesized a novel melittin-RADA32-indocyanine green (ICG) hydrogel ("MRI hydrogel"), which contains melittin in the peptide hydrogel backbone and ICG in the hydrogel matrix, for enhanced PTT of glioblastomas...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714023/protective-effects-of-shexiang-tongxin-dropping-pill-on-pituitrin%C3%A2-induced-acute-myocardial-ischemia-in-rats
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Shan Lin, Jianfeng Chu, Ling Zhang, Daxin Chen, Fei Xiao, Hongwei Chen, Jiumao Lin, Youqin Chen, Yuling Zhu, Jun Peng
Shexiang Tongxin Dropping Pill (STP) is an established traditional Chinese medicine that is widely used for the treatment of ischemic heart disease (IHD), although its mechanisms remain unclear. The present study investigated the protective effects of STP following pituitrin (PTT)‑induced myocardial ischemia in rats. ST‑segment elevation, blood rheology, and the serum levels of creatine kinase‑MB (CK‑MB) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were measured. Following heart excision, histological analysis using hematoxylin and eosin and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling were performed...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710483/near-infrared-induced-phase-shifted-icg-fe3o4-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-for-photothermal-tumor-ablation
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Chengcheng Niu, Yan Xu, Senbo An, Ming Zhang, Yihe Hu, Long Wang, Qinghai Peng
Near-infrared (NIR) laser-induced photothermal therapy (PTT) uses a photothermal agent to convert optical energy into thermal energy and has great potential as an effective local, minimally invasive treatment modality for killing cancer cells. To improve the efficacy of PTT, we developed poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) encapsulating superparamagnetic iron oxide (Fe3O4), indocyanine green (ICG), and perfluoropentane (PFP) as synergistic agents for NIR laser-induced PTT. We fabricated a novel type of phase-shifting fluorescent magnetic NPs, Fe3O4/ICG@PLGA/PFP NPs, that effectively produce heat in response to NIR laser irradiation for an enhanced thermal ablation effect and a phase-shift thermoelastic expansion effect, and thus, can be used as a photothermal agent...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699041/pulse-rate-and-transit-time-analysis-to-predict-hypotension-events-after-spinal-anesthesia-during-programmed-cesarean-labor
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Juan Bolea, Jesús Lázaro, Eduardo Gil, Eva Rovira, José M Remartínez, Pablo Laguna, Esther Pueyo, Augusto Navarro, Raquel Bailón
Prophylactic treatment has been proved to reduce hypotension incidence after spinal anesthesia during cesarean labor. However, the use of pharmacological prophylaxis could carry out undesirable side-effects on mother and fetus. Thus, the prediction of hypotension becomes an important challenge. Hypotension events are hypothesized to be related to a malfunctioning of autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulation of blood pressure. In this work, ANS responses to positional changes of 51 pregnant women programmed for a cesarean labor were explored for hypotension prediction...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698915/surgical-treatment-of-stage-ii-posterior-tibialis-tendon-dysfunction-ten-year-clinical-and-radiographic-results
#10
Alberto Ruffilli, Francesco Traina, Sandro Giannini, Roberto Buda, Fabrizio Perna, Cesare Faldini
INTRODUCTION: Grade II chronic tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction (PTTD) poses a reconstructive challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon. Aim of this retrospective study is to report the clinical and radiographical results of a case series of 63 patients (102 ft) affected by grade II PTTD who underwent tailored surgical treatment at 10-year mean follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-three patients (102 ft) were available for clinical and radiological evaluation and were retrospectively reviewed at a mean follow-up of 125...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686414/stimuli-responsive-cluster-bomb-for-programmed-tumor-therapy
#11
Qi Lei, Shi-Bo Wang, Jing-Jing Hu, Yi-Xiong Lin, Cheng-Hui Zhu, Lei Rong, Xian-Zheng Zhang
In this paper, mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) and capped with tumor-homing/-penetrating peptide tLyP-1-modified tungsten disulfide quantum dots (WS2-HP) was designed and applied as a stimuli-responsive "Cluster Bomb" for high-performance tumor suppression. The peptide tLyP-1 on the surface can both facilitate the homing of DOX@MSN-WS2-HP to 4T1 tumor and greatly enhance the penetration of WS2-HP in tumor. The benzoic-imine bonds as the linkers between "bomblets" and "dispenser" are stable under normal physical conditions and quite labile at pH 6...
July 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684911/photothermal-therapy-of-melanoma-tumor-using-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes
#12
Zahra Sobhani, Mohammad Ali Behnam, Farzin Emami, Amirreza Dehghanian, Iman Jamhiri
Photothermal therapy (PTT) is a therapeutic method in which photon energy is transformed into heat rapidly via different operations to extirpate cancer. Nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have exceptional optical absorbance in visible and near infrared spectra. Therefore, they could be a good converter to induce hyperthermia in PTT technique. In our study, for improving the dispersibility of multiwalled CNTs in water, the CNTs were oxidized (O-CNTs) and then polyethylene glycol (PEG) was used for wrapping the surface of nanotubes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682465/a-comparative-study-of-clinical-intervention-and-interventional-photothermal-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Yanyan Hu, Chongwei Chi, Shunhao Wang, Lingxiong Wang, Ping Liang, Fangyi Liu, Wenting Shang, Weiwei Wang, Fengrong Zhang, Shanshan Li, Heyun Shen, Xiaoling Yu, Huiyu Liu, Jie Tian
Although nanoparticle-based photothermal therapy (PTT) has been intensively investigated recently, its comparative efficiency with any clinical cancer treatments has been rarely explored. Herein for the first time we report a systematic comparative study of clinical iodine-125 ((125) I) interstitial brachytherapy (IBT-125-I) and interventional PTT (IPTT) in an orthotopic xenograft model of human pancreatic cancer. IPTT, based on the nanoparticles composing of anti-urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) antibody, polyethylene glycol (PEG), and indocyanine green (ICG) modified gold nanoshells (hereinafter uIGNs), is directly applied to local pancreatic tumor deep in the abdomen...
July 6, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675030/gold-nanoclusters-indocyanine-green-nanoprobes-for-synchronous-cancer-imaging-treatment-and-real-time-monitoring-based-on-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer
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Haodong Cui, Dehong Hu, Jingnan Zhang, Guanhui Gao, Ze Chen, Wenjun Li, Ping Gong, Zonghai Sheng, Lintao Cai
A well-designed gold nanoclusters-indocyanine green nanoprobes (Au NCs-INPs) have been developed by the conjugation of Au NCs assemblies with indocyanine green (ICG) for the therapeutic real-time monitoring based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). The synthesized Au NCs-INPs demonstrated the improved cellular uptake and effective tumor targeting due to the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect and the gp60-mediated SPARC combined transport pathway, suggesting excellent dual-modal near-infrared fluorescent (NIRF) and photoacoustic (PA) imaging...
July 4, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671714/significant-differentiation-in-the-apolipoprotein-a-lipoprotein-a-trait-between-chimpanzees-from-western-and-central-africa
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Asma Noureen, Claudius Ronke, Mahmoud Khalifa, Michel Halbwax, Anne Fischer, Claudine André, Rebeca Atencia, Rosa Garriga, Lawrence Mugisha, Uta Ceglarek, Joachim Thiery, Gerd Utermann, Konrad Schmidt
Elevated Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) plasma concentrations are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in humans, largely controlled by the LPA gene encoding apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)). Lp(a) is composed of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and apo(a) and restricted to Catarrhini. A variable number of kringle IV (KIV) domains in LPA lead to a size polymorphism of apo(a) that is inversely correlated with Lp(a) concentrations. Smaller apo(a) isoforms and higher Lp(a) levels in central chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes [PTT]) compared to humans from Europe had been reported...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671576/hybrid-optical-unobtrusive-blood-pressure-measurements
#16
Guangfei Zhang, Caifeng Shan, Ihor Kirenko, Xi Long, Ronald M Aarts
Blood pressure (BP) is critical in diagnosing certain cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension. Some previous studies have proved that BP can be estimated by pulse transit time (PTT) calculated by a pair of photoplethysmography (PPG) signals at two body sites. Currently, contact PPG (cPPG) and imaging PPG (iPPG) are two feasible ways to obtain PPG signals. In this study, we proposed a hybrid system (called the ICPPG system) employing both methods that can be implemented on a wearable device, facilitating the measurement of BP in an inconspicuous way...
July 1, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671452/multifunctional-nanoplatform-based-on-black-phosphorus-quantum-dots-for-bioimaging-and-photodynamic-photothermal-synergistic-cancer-therapy
#17
Yi Li, Zhiming Liu, Yuqing Hou, Guangcun Yang, Xixi Fei, Henan Zhao, Yanxian Guo, Chengkang Su, Zhen Wang, Huiqing Zhong, Zhengfei Zhuang, Zhouyi Guo
A multifunctional nanoplatform based on black phosphorus quantum dots (BPQDs) was developed for cancer bioimaging and combined photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT). BPQDs were functionalized with PEG chains to achieve improved biocompatibility and physiological stability. The as-prepared nanoparticles exhibite prominent near-infrared (NIR) photothermal and red-light-triggered photodynamic properties. The combined therapeutic application of PEGylated BPQDs were then performed in vitro and in vivo...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663143/oxygen-self-enriched-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-erythrocyte-membranes-for-long-circulation-and-enhanced-phototherapy
#18
Hao Ren, Jiaqi Liu, Yuqin Li, Haoran Wang, Sizhan Ge, Ahu Yuan, Yiqiao Hu, Jinhui Wu
In recent years, indocyanine green (ICG) encapsulated in different kinds of nano-carriers have been developed to overcome its short lifetime in vivo and non-selectivity in cancer cells. However, these nanoparticles are still easily recognized and captured by the reticuloendothelial system (RES) and the low singlet oxygen quantum (0.08) of ICG inevitably leads to a limited efficacy of phototherapy. To overcome these limitations, a novel oxygen self-enriched biomimetic red blood cell (RBC) was developed by cloaking albumin nanoparticles which contained ICG and perfluorocarbon (PFC) with RBC membranes...
June 26, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660918/iodine-131-labeled-transferrin-capped-polypyrrole-nanoparticles-for-tumor-targeted-synergistic-photothermal-radioisotope-therapy
#19
Xuejiao Song, Chao Liang, Liangzhu Feng, Kai Yang, Zhuang Liu
Combining different therapeutic functions within single tumor-targeted nanoscale delivery systems is promising to overcome the limitations of conventional cancer therapies. Herein, transferrin that recognizes transferrin receptors up-regulated on tumor cells is pre-labeled with iodine-131 ((131)I) and then utilized as the stabilizer in the fabrication of polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles. The obtained transferrin-capped PPy@Tf-(131)I nanoparticles could be used for tumor-targeted radioisotope therapy (RIT) and photothermal therapy (PTT), by employing beta-emission from (131)I and the intrinsic high near-infrared (NIR) absorbance of PPy, respectively...
June 29, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660758/intracellular-messenger-rna-triggered-catalytic-hairpin-assembly-for-fluorescence-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
#20
Feng-Xia Su, Cheng-Xiong Yang, Xiu-Ping Yan
We show a theranostic nanoplatform for messenger RNA (mRNA) triggered enhanced fluorescence imaging guided therapy. Catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) and gold nanorods (AuNRs) are employed to fabricate the theranostic nanoplatform. Two hairpin DNAs and Cy5 labeled duplex DNA are integrated into the CHA for mRNA triggered fluorescence signal amplification via hybridization and displacement with mRNA. The AuNRs act both as the fluorescence quencher and the photothermal therapy (PTT) agent. The nanoplatform not only enables sensitive and specific imaging of target mRNA in living cells and good differentiating of the survivin mRNA expression levels in different cell lines but also offers excellent photothermal conversion efficiency for PTT...
July 5, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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