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Fengmei Pi, Hui Zhang, Hui Li, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, David G Gorenstein, Anil K Sood, Peixuan Guo
A novel modified nucleic acid nanoparticle harboring an annexin A2 aptamer for ovarian cancer cell targeting and a GC rich sequence for doxorubicin loading is designed and constructed. The system utilizes a highly stable three-way junction (3WJ) motif from phi29 packaging RNA as a core structure. A phosphorothioate-modified DNA aptamer targeting annexin A2, Endo28, was conjugated to one arm of the 3WJ. The pRNA-3WJ motif retains correct folding of attached aptamer, keeping its functions intact. It is of significant utility for aptamer-mediated targeted delivery...
November 25, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Christopher T Turner, Steven J P McInnes, Elizabeth Melville, Allison J Cowin, Nicolas H Voelcker
Flightless I (Flii) is elevated in human chronic wounds and is a negative regulator of wound repair. Decreasing its activity improves healing responses. Flii neutralizing antibodies (FnAbs) decrease Flii activity in vivo and hold significant promise as healing agents. However, to avoid the need for repeated application in a clinical setting and to protect the therapeutic antibody from the hostile environment of the wound, suitable delivery vehicles are required. In this study, the use of porous silicon nanoparticles (pSi NPs) is demonstrated for the controlled release of FnAb to diabetic wounds...
November 21, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Alexander Pochert, Ina Vernikouskaya, Felix Pascher, Volker Rasche, Mika Lindén
HYPOTHESIS: Biodistribution is a key issue when it comes to medical applications of nanomaterials. Hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles (HMSNs) loaded with fluorine compounds can be applied as positive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents (CAs). These CAs exhibit an unusual biodistribution which is influenced by the cargo and which could be linked to their serum protein adsorption behaviour. EXPERIMENTS: HMSNs were post-synthetically loaded with perfluoro-15-crown-5-ether (PFCE)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Efstathia Voulgari, Aristides Bakandritsos, Sotiris Galtsidis, Vassilis Zoumpourlis, Benjamin P Burke, Gonçalo S Clemente, Christopher Cawthorne, Stephen J Archibald, Jiři Tuček, Radek Zbořil, Vasiliki Kantarelou, Andreas Germanos Karydas, Konstantinos Avgoustakis
The development of anticancer drug delivery systems which retain or enhance the cytotoxic properties of the drug to tumorous tissues, while reducing toxicity to other organs is of key importance. We investigated different poly(methacrylic acid)-g-poly(ethyleneglycol methacrylate) polymers as in situ coating agents for magnetite nanocrystallites. The obtained magnetic nano-assemblies were in turn thoroughly characterized for their structural, colloidal and physicochemical properties (drug loading capacity/release, magnetic field triggered drug release, cell uptake and localization) in order to select the best performing system...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Marcello Marelli, Claudio Evangelisti, Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Vladimiro Dal Santo, Maria Pia Pedeferri, Claudia L Bianchi, Luca Schiavi, Alberto Strini
A new protocol to synthesize size-controlled Au nanoparticles (NPs) loaded onto vertically aligned anatase TiO2 nanotubes arrays (TNTAs) prepared by electrochemical anodization is reported. Ligand-free Au NPs (<10 nm) were deposited onto anatase TNTAs supports, finely tuning the Au loading by controlling the immersion time of the support into metal vapor synthesis (MVS)-derived Au-acetone solutions. The Au/TNTAs composites were characterized by electron microscopies (SEM, (S)TEM), X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and UV-vis spectroscopy...
November 4, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Tahir Ali, Min Ju Kim, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Ashfaq Ahmad, Myeong Ok Kim
Nanomedicine is an emerging research area. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotective efficacy of anthocyanin-loaded polyethylene glycol-gold nanoparticles (PEG-AuNPs) for enhancing the neuroprotective efficacy of anthocyanins in an amyloid beta (Aβ)1-42 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. We observed that both anthocyanin-loaded PEG-AuNPs and anthocyanins treatment (12 μg/g/day for 14 days) ameliorated memory impairments in the Aβ1-42-injected mice. However, the anthocyanin-loaded PEG-AuNPs were more effective than free anthocyanins...
October 11, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
A A Kaikabo, S M AbdulKarim, F Abas
Disease inflicted by avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) causes economic losses and burden to the poultry industry worldwide. In this study, the efficacy of chitosan nanoparticles loaded ΦKAZ14 (C-ΦKAZ14 NPs) as an oral biological therapy for Colibacillosis was evaluated. C-ΦKAZ14 NPs containing 10(7) PFU/ml of ΦKAZ14 (Myoviridae; T4-like coliphage) bacteriophage were used to treat experimentally APEC-infected COBB 500 broiler chicks. C-ΦKAZ14 NPs and ΦKAZ14 bacteriophage were administered orally in a single dose...
October 4, 2016: Poultry Science
Sathyanarayanan Ravi Sathish Kumar, Kokati Venkata Bhaskara Rao
The present study focuses on the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using Streptomyces coelicoflavus (S. coelicoflavus) SRBVIT13 isolated from marine salt pan soils collected from Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India. The biosynthesised AuNPs are characterised by UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. Transmission electron microscopy study suggests that the biosynthesised AuNPs are spherical in shape within a size range of 12-20 nm (mean diameter as 14 nm)...
October 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
Rohit Bisht, Ilva D Rupenthal
Frequent intravitreal injections are currently used to overcome the ocular barriers and provide sufficient drug to the posterior eye segment. However, intravitreal injections have been associated with a number of complications and high treatment costs. To overcome these limitations, peptide-loaded poly(d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs) were developed using the nanoprecipitation technique and were optimized via Box-Behnken Design (BBD) and Response Surface Methodology (RSM). Developed NPs were evaluated for potential toxicity and cell apoptosis using the zebrafish embryo toxicity (ZET) model with titanium dioxide NPs and ethanol (1% v/v) serving as positive controls...
September 27, 2016: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
Emily P Thi, Amy C H Lee, Joan B Geisbert, Raul Ursic-Bedoya, Krystle N Agans, Marjorie Robbins, Daniel J Deer, Karla A Fenton, Andrew S Kondratowicz, Ian MacLachlan, Thomas W Geisbert, Chad E Mire
Although significant progress has been made in developing therapeutics against Zaire ebolavirus, these therapies do not protect against other Ebola species such as Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV). Here, we describe an RNA interference therapeutic comprising siRNA targeting the SUDV VP35 gene encapsulated in lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology with increased potency beyond formulations used in TKM-Ebola clinical trials. Twenty-five rhesus monkeys were challenged with a lethal dose of SUDV. Twenty animals received siRNA-LNP beginning at 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days post-challenge...
August 22, 2016: Nature Microbiology
David Wibowo, Yue Hui, Anton P J Middelberg, Chun-Xia Zhao
Silica nanocapsules have attracted significant interest due to their core-shell hierarchical structure. The core domain allows the encapsulation of various functional components such as drugs, fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles for applications in drug delivery, imaging and sensing, and the silica shell with its unique properties including biocompatibility, chemical and physical stability, and surface-chemistry tailorability provides a protection layer for the encapsulated cargo. Therefore, significant effort has been directed to synthesize silica nanocapsules with engineered properties, including size, composition and surface functionality, for various applications...
October 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Tao Liu, Qianxia Huang
Well-defined amphiphilic tumor-targeting brush-type copolymers, poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether methacrylate-co-G3-C12)-g-poly(ε-caprolactone) (P(OEGMA-co-G3-C12)-g- PCL), were synthesized by the combination of ring-opening polymerization (ROP), reversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT) polymerization and polymer post-functionalization, in which G3-C12 was castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) targeting peptide. The obtained polymers were then employed for the targeted treatment of CRPC by delivering a hydrophobic anticancer drug (bufalin, BUF)...
September 25, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Ahmed M Eissa, Ali Abdulkarim, Gary J Sharples, Neil R Cameron
Synthetic polymer nanoparticles that can be tailored through multivalent ligand display on the surface, while at the same time allowing encapsulation of desired bioactive molecules, are especially useful in providing a versatile and robust platform in the design of specific delivery vehicles for various purposes. Glycosylated nanoparticles (glyco-NPs) of a poly(n-butyl acrylate) (pBA) core and poly(N-2-(β-d-glucosyloxy)ethyl acrylamide) (p(NβGlcEAM)) or poly(N-2-(β-D-galactosyloxy)ethyl acrylamide) (p(NβGalEAM)) corona were prepared via nanoprecipitation in aqueous solutions of preformed amphiphilic glycopolymers...
August 8, 2016: Biomacromolecules
James Liu, Caleb Abshire, Connor Carry, Andrew B Sholl, Sree Harsha Mandava, Amrita Datta, Manish Ranjan, Cameron Callaghan, Donna V Peralta, Kristen S Williams, Weil R Lai, Asim B Abdel-Mageed, Matthew Tarr, Benjamin R Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) and gold nanorod (AuNR) paired with photothermal ablation in a human metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma mouse model. Nanoparticles have been successful as platform for targeted drug delivery in the treatment of urologic cancers. Likewise, the use of nanoparticles in photothermal tumor ablation, though early in its development, has provided promising results. Our previous in vitro studies of nanoparticles loaded with both TKI and gold nanorods and activated with photothermal ablation have demonstrated significant synergistic cell kill greater than each individual arm alone...
July 19, 2016: BJU International
Kongtong Yu, Yulin Zhou, Yuhuan Li, Xiangshi Sun, Fengying Sun, Xinmei Wang, Hongyan Mu, Jie Li, Xiaoyue Liu, Lesheng Teng, Youxin Li
Research on quantitatively controlling the ligand density on the surface of nanocarriers is in the frontier and becomes a technical difficulty for targeted delivery system designing. In this study, we developed an improved pre-conjugation (Imp) strategy, in which herceptin as a ligand was pre-conjugated with DSPE-PEG2000-Mal via chemical cross-linking, followed by conjugation onto the surface of pre-prepared paclitaxel-loaded PLGA/DODMA nanoparticles (PDNs) through hydrophobic interaction and electrostatic attraction for paclitaxel delivery...
August 19, 2016: Biomaterials Science
E F Craparo, S Di Gioia, A Trapani, S Cellamare, G Belgiovine, D Mandracchia, G Giammona, G Cavallaro, M Conese
In this study, novel polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) were developed and their potential as carriers for beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) into the lung after aerosolization was demonstrated by in vivo studies in mice. In particular, these NPs were obtained starting from two polyaspartamide-based copolymers which were synthesized by chemical reaction of α,β-poly(N-2-hydroxyethyl)-dl-aspartamide (PHEA) and its pegylated derivative (PHEA-PEG2000) with poly(lactic acid) (PLA). To obtain nanosized particles, the high pressure homogenization (HPH)-solvent evaporation method was followed by using an organic phase containing both PHEA-PLA and PHEA-PEG2000-PLA (at a weight ratio equal to 1:1), lactose as cryoprotectant and no surfactant was adopted...
August 20, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Yifeng Wang, Yi Sun, Jine Wang, Yang Yang, Yulin Li, Yuan Yuan, Changsheng Liu
In this study, we demonstrate a facile strategy (DL-SF) for developing MSN-based nanosystems through drug loading (DL, using doxorubicin as a model drug) followed by surface functionalization (SF) of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) via aqueous (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES) silylation. For comparison, a reverse functionalization process (i.e., SF-DL) was also studied. The pre-DL process allows for an efficient encapsulation (encapsulation efficiency of ∼75%) of an anticancer drug [doxorubicin (DOX)] inside MSNs, and post-SF allows in situ formation of an APTES outer layer to restrict DOX leakage under physiological conditions...
July 13, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Jintian Wu, Jian Zhang, Chao Deng, Fenghua Meng, Zhiyuan Zhong
Poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles have attracted an enormous interest for controlled drug delivery. Their clinical applications are, however, partly hindered by lack of biocompatible, biodegradable and functional surfactants. Here, we designed and developed a novel biocompatible surfactant based on amphiphilic vitamin E-oligo(methyl diglycol l-glutamate) (VEOEG) for facile fabrication of robust and tumor-targeting PLGA-based nanomedicines. VEOEG was prepared with controlled Mn of 1.7-2.6 kg/mol and low molecular weight distribution (Đ = 1...
July 11, 2016: Biomacromolecules
Bing-Jian Yao, Wei-Ling Jiang, Ying Dong, Zhi-Xian Liu, Yu-Bin Dong
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are widely used as porous materials in the fields of adsorption and separation. However, their practical application is largely hindered by limitations to their processability. Herein, new UiO-66-Urea-based flexible membranes with MOF loadings of 50 (1), 60 (2), and 70 wt % (3) were designed and prepared by post-synthetic polymerization of UiO-66-NH2 nanoparticles and a polyurethane oligomer under mild conditions. The adsorption behavior of membrane 3 towards four hydrophilic dyes, namely, eosin Y (EY), rhodamine B (RB), malachite green (MG), and methylene blue (MB), in aqueous solution was studied in detail...
July 18, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
Jun Qian, Elsie Oppermann, Andreas Tran, Ulli Imlau, Kun Qian, Thomas Josef Vogl
AIM: To compare the effect of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) plus GRGDSP (Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser-Pro, integrin-inhibitor) loaded nanoparticles with TACE alone or TACE + GRGDSP in a rat model of liver tumor. METHODS: Morris hepatoma 3924A tumors were implanted in the livers of 30 ACI rats. The ACI rats were divided randomly into three groups (10 animals each). Tumor volume before treatment (V1) was examined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and then, after laparotomy and placement of a PE-10 catheter into the hepatic artery, the following interventional protocols were performed: TACE (mitomycin C + lipiodol + degradable starch microspheres) + GRGDSP loaded nanoparticles for group A; TACE + GRGDSP for group B (control group 1); TACE alone for group C (control group 2)...
June 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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