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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334396/towards-the-continuous-production-of-pt-based-heterogeneous-catalysts-using-microfluidic-systems
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Uson Laura, Manuel Arruebo, Victor Sebastian
The continuous production of Pt-based heterogeneous catalysts based on ultra-small (<2 nm) noble metal nanoparticles deposited on mesoporous ordered silica and their catalytic activity in VOC abatement are here reported. Microfluidic reactors can be used not only to enable the fast and controlled production of ultra-small Pt nanoparticles (NPs), but also alloyed NPs including PtPd, PtRu and PtRh can be formed in short residence times (between 60 s and 5 min). A novel continuous and homogeneous loading of these catalytic NPs on SBA-15 used as a mesoporous support is also here reported...
January 15, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191047/stealth-lipid-polymer-hybrid-nanoparticles-loaded-with-rutin-for-effective-brain-delivery-comparative-study-with-the-gold-standard-tween-80-optimization-characterization-and-biodistribution
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Rania A H Ishak, Nada M Mostafa, Amany O Kamel
The blood-brain barrier is considered the leading physiological obstacle hindering the transport of neurotherapeutics to brain cells. The application of nanotechnology coupled with surfactant coating is one of the efficacious tactics overcoming this barrier. The aim of this study was to develop lipid polymer hybrid nanoparticles (LPHNPs), composed of a polymeric core and a phospholipid shell entangled, for the first time, with PEG-based surfactants (SAA) viz. TPGS or Solutol HS 15 in comparison with the gold standard Tween 80, aiming to enhance brain delivery and escape opsonization...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179133/improved-heart-repair-upon-myocardial-infarction-combination-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-and-tailored-magnets-strongly-increases-engraftment-of-myocytes
#3
Annika Ottersbach, Olga Mykhaylyk, Alexandra Heidsieck, Dietmar Eberbeck, Sarah Rieck, Katrin Zimmermann, Martin Breitbach, Britta Engelbrecht, Tobias Brügmann, Michael Hesse, Armin Welz, Philipp Sasse, Daniela Wenzel, Christian Plank, Bernhard Gleich, Michael Hölzel, Wilhelm Bloch, Alexander Pfeifer, Bernd K Fleischmann, Wilhelm Roell
Cell replacement in the heart is considered a promising strategy for the treatment of post-infarct heart failure. Direct intramyocardial injection of cells proved to be the most effective application route, however, engraftment rates are very low (<5%) strongly hampering its efficacy. Herein we combine magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) loading of EGFP labeled embryonic cardiomyocytes (eCM) and embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ES-CM) with application of custom designed magnets to enhance their short and long-term engraftment...
February 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174440/immunochemotherapy-mediated-by-thermosponge-nanoparticles-for-synergistic-anti-tumor-effects
#4
Yongdan Zhao, Qingle Song, Yijia Yin, Tingting Wu, Xiaomeng Hu, Xueqin Gao, Gao Li, Songwei Tan, Zhiping Zhang
The efficacy of immunotherapy was demonstrated to be compromised by reduced immunogenicity of tumor cells and enhanced suppressive properties of the tumor microenvironment in cancer treatment. There is growing evidence that low-dose chemotherapy can modulate the immune system to improve the anti-tumor effects of immunotherapy through multiple mechanisms, including the enhancement of tumor immunogenicity and reversal of the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Here, we fabricated thermosponge nanoparticles (TSNs) for the co-delivery of chemotherapeutic drug paclitaxel (PTX) and immunostimulant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to explore the synergistic anti-tumor effects of chemotherapy and immunotherapy...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166707/-establishment-of-myocardial-targeted-nanoparticles-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-its-effects-on-prevention-and-treatment-of-myocardial-injury
#5
Y Y Liu, C Wang, P F Luo, Z F Xia
Objective: To establish 3-{4-[2-hydroxyl-(1-methylethylamino) propoxy] phenyl} propionic acid cetylesters (PAC) modified nanoparticles, and preliminarily explore its cardiomyocyte-targeting function and protection effects on myocardium. Methods: (1) HL-1 myocardial cells were divided into cyanidin-3 (Cy3) marked non-targeted small interference RNA (Cy3-siNC) group and Cy3 marked small interference RNA designed for the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)-p65 gene (Cy3-si435) group according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141151/light-responsive-nanoparticles-for-highly-efficient-cytoplasmic-delivery-of-anticancer-agents
#6
Yangyun Wang, Yibin Deng, Huanhuan Luo, Aijun Zhu, Hengte Ke, Hong Yang, Huabing Chen
Stimuli-responsive nanostructures have shown great promise for intracellular delivery of anticancer compounds. A critical challenge remains in the exploration of stimuli-responsive nanoparticles for fast cytoplasmic delivery. Herein, near-infrared (NIR) light-responsive nanoparticles were rationally designed to generate highly efficient cytoplasmic delivery of anticancer agents for synergistic thermo-chemotherapy. The drug-loaded polymeric nanoparticles of selenium-inserted copolymer (I/D-Se-NPs) were rapidly dissociated in several minutes through reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated selenium oxidation upon NIR light exposure, and this irreversible dissociation of I/D-Se-NPs upon such a short irradiation promoted continuous drug release...
November 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109782/berunda-polypeptides-multi-headed-fusion-proteins-promote-subcutaneous-administration-of-rapamycin-to-breast-cancer-in-vivo
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Jugal P Dhandhukia, Zhe Li, Santosh Peddi, Shruti Kakan, Arjun Mehta, David Tyrpak, Jordan Despanie, J Andrew MacKay
Recombinant Elastin-Like Polypeptides (ELPs) serve as attractive scaffolds for nanoformulations because they can be charge-neutral, water soluble, high molecular weight, monodisperse, biodegradable, and decorated with functional proteins. We recently reported that fusion of the FK-506 binding protein 12 (FKBP) to an ELP nanoparticle (FSI) reduces rapamycin (Rapa) toxicity and enables intravenous (IV) therapy in both a xenograft breast cancer model and a murine autoimmune disease model. Rapa has poor solubility, which leads to variable oral bioavailability or drug precipitation following parenteral administration...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966368/in-situ-formation-of-holmium-oxide-in-pores-of-mesoporous-carbon-nanoparticles-as-substrates-for-neutron-activatable-radiotherapeutics
#8
Junghyun Kim, Zhi-Xiang Luo, Yue Wu, Xiuling Lu, Michael Jay
Radionuclide therapy with nano-sized carriers is a very promising approach to treat various types of cancer. The preparation of radioactive nanocarriers can be achieved with minimum handling using a neutron-activation approach. However, the nanocarrier material must possess certain characteristics such as low density, heat-resistance, high metal adsorption, easy surface modification and low toxicity in order to be useful. Mesoporous Carbon Nanoparticles (MCNs) in which holmium oxide is formed in their pores by a wet-impregnation process are investigated as a suitable material for this application...
June 2017: Carbon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932197/antiplasmodial-activity-and-toxicological-assessment-of-curcumin-plga-encapsulated-nanoparticles
#9
Zulaikha A Busari, Kabiru A Dauda, Olajumoke A Morenikeji, Funmilayo Afolayan, Oyetunde T Oyeyemi, Jairam Meena, Debasis Sahu, Amulya K Panda
Curcumin is a polyphenolic pigment isolated from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa (turmeric), a medicinal plant widely used in the ancient Indian and Chinese medicine. The antiplasmodial activity of curcumin is often hampered by its fast metabolism and poor water solubility, thus its incorporation into a delivery system could circumvent this problem. This study aimed to evaluate the in vivo antiplasmodial activity and the toxicity assessment of curcumin incorporated into poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) nanoparticles...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917846/an-efficient-chitosan-derived-carbon-silica-microspheres-supported-pd-catalyst-with-high-stability-for-heck-reactions
#10
Yechao Su, Luyao Ma, Jian Chen, Jianhong Xu
To maintain stability and activity in Heck-coupling reaction, a novel composite carrier with controllable uniform size, high complex ability and mechanical intensity was fabricated in microchannel using natural N-doped biomolecule chitosan and silica as ingredients. Post carbonization increased its thermal stability and supported Pd@C/silica catalysts can be acquired after Pd loading. Only 2mg supported Pd@C/silica catalysts (0.44μmol) can achieve high yield (>95%) in a typical Heck-coupling reaction and maintained activity even after 8 times of recycling...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900598/cationic-pegylated-polycaprolactone-nanoparticles-carrying-post-operation-docetaxel-for-glioma-treatment
#11
Cem Varan, Erem Bilensoy
Background: Brain tumors are the most common tumors among adolescents. Although some chemotherapeutics are known to be effective against brain tumors based on cell culture studies, the same effect is not observed in clinical trials. For this reason, the development of drug delivery systems is important to treat brain tumors and prevent tumor recurrence. The aim of this study was to develop core-shell polymeric nanoparticles with positive charge by employing a chitosan coating. Additionally, an implantable formulation for the chemotherapeutic nanoparticles was developed as a bioadhesive film to be applied at the tumor site following surgical operation for brain glioma treatment...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883727/vaccination-with-poly-d-l-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-loaded-with-soluble-leishmania-antigens-and-modified-with-a-tnf%C3%AE-mimicking-peptide-or-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-confers-protection-against-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Maritsa Margaroni, Maria Agallou, Evita Athanasiou, Olga Kammona, Costas Kiparissides, Catherine Gaitanaki, Evdokia Karagouni
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) persists as a major public health problem, and since the existing chemotherapy is far from satisfactory, development of an effective vaccine emerges as the most appropriate strategy for confronting VL. The development of an effective vaccine relies on the selection of the appropriate antigen and also the right adjuvant and/or delivery vehicle. In the present study, the protective efficacy of poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs), which were surface-modified with a TNFα-mimicking eight-amino-acid peptide (p8) and further functionalized by encapsulating soluble Leishmania infantum antigens (sLiAg) and monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), a TLR4 ligand, was evaluated against challenge with L...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874692/silver-nanoparticle-loaded-collagen-chitosan-scaffolds-promote-wound-healing-via-regulating-fibroblast-migration-and-macrophage-activation
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Chuangang You, Qiong Li, Xingang Wang, Pan Wu, Jon Kee Ho, Ronghua Jin, Liping Zhang, Huawei Shao, Chunmao Han
Treatment of full-thickness skin defects poses significant clinical challenges including risk of infection and severe scaring. Silver nanoparticle (NAg), an effective antimicrobial agent, has provided a promising therapeutic method for burn wounds. However, the detailed mechanism remains unknown. Hence, we constructed a metallic nanosilver particles-collagen/chitosan hybrid scaffold (NAg-CCS) and investigated its potential effects on wound healing. In vitro scratch assay, immunofluorescence staining and antibacterial activity of the scaffold were all studied...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838233/intraorgan-targeting-of-gold-conjugates-for-precise-liver-cancer-treatment
#14
Yuan-Yue Gao, Huan Chen, Ying-Ying Zhou, Lin-Tao Wang, Yanglong Hou, Xing-Hua Xia, Ya Ding
Intraorgan targeting of chemical drugs at tumor tissues is essential in the treatment of solid tumors that express the same target receptor as normal tissues. Here, asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGP-R)-targeting paclitaxel-conjugated gold nanoparticles (Gal/PTX-GNPs) are fabricated as a demonstration to realize the precise treatment of liver cancer. The enhanced biological specificity and therapeutic performance of drugs loaded on nanoparticles not only rely on the ligands on carriers for receptor recognition but are also determined by the performance of gold conjugates with designed structure...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814137/pegylated-crosslinked-hyaluronic-acid-nanoparticles-designed-through-a-microfluidic-platform-for-nanomedicine
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Maria Russo, Anna Maria Grimaldi, Paolo Bevilacqua, Olimpia Tammaro, Paolo Antonio Netti, Enza Torino
AIM: A high versatile microfluidic platform is proposed to design, in a one-step strategy, PEGylated crosslinked hyaluronic acid nanoparticles (cHANPs) entrapping a magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent and a dye for multimodal imaging applications. MATERIALS & METHODS: Clinically relevant biomaterials were shaped in the form of spherical NPs through a microfluidic flow focusing approach. A comparison between post processing and simultaneous PEGylation is reported to evaluate the potentiality of the chemical decoration of the cHANPs in microfluidics...
September 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809501/microencapsulated-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-as-a-hybrid-platform-for-pulmonary-antibiotic-delivery
#16
Diana P Gaspar, Maria Manuela Gaspar, Carla V Eleutério, Ana Grenha, Mateo Blanco, Lídia M D Gonçalves, Pablo Taboada, António J Almeida, Carmen Remuñán-López
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) containing rifabutin (RFB), with pulmonary administration purposes, were developed through a technique that avoids the use of organic solvents or sonication. To facilitate their pulmonary delivery, the RFB-loaded SLN were included in microspheres of appropriate size using suitable excipients (mannitol and trehalose) through a spray-drying technique. Confocal analysis microscopy showed that microspheres are spherical and that SLN are efficiently microencapsulated and homogeneously distributed throughout the microsphere matrices...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806655/magnetic-reduced-graphene-oxide-loaded-hydrogels-highly-versatile-and-efficient-adsorbents-for-dyes-and-selective-cr-vi-ions-removal
#17
Fatima Halouane, Yavuz Oz, Dalila Meziane, Alexandre Barras, Jean Juraszek, Santosh K Singh, Sreekumar Kurungot, Pankaj K Shaw, Rana Sanyal, Rabah Boukherroub, Amitav Sanyal, Sabine Szunerits
The formation of composites of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and magnetic nanoparticles (MP) has flourished in recent years as they combine the advantages of both nanomaterials. Most of these composite materials are prepared by in situ formation of MP onto rGO or by the post-adsorption onto rGO. We report here on a simple and highly controlled method for the fabrication of different magnetic 3D rGO-loaded hydrogels. Cellulose bound magnetic nanoparticles (MP@cellulose) were synthesized by chemical co-precipitation and loaded together with rGO into poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate based hydrogels during their fabrication using photo-polymerization...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783304/post-polymerization-c-h-borylation-of-donor-acceptor-materials-gives-highly-efficient-solid-state-near-infrared-emitters-for-near-ir-oleds-and-effective-biological-imaging
#18
Daniel L Crossley, Laura Urbano, Robert Neumann, Struan Bourke, Jennifer Jones, Lea Ann Dailey, Mark Green, Martin J Humphries, Simon M King, Michael L Turner, Michael J Ingleson
Post-polymerization modification of the donor-acceptor polymer, poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole), PF8-BT, by electrophilic C-H borylation is a simple method to introduce controllable quantities of near-infrared (near-IR) emitting chromophore units into the backbone of a conjugated polymer. The highly stable borylated unit possesses a significantly lower LUMO energy than the pristine polymer resulting in a reduction in the band gap of the polymer by up to 0.63 eV and a red shift in emission of more than 150 nm...
August 30, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776488/amino-functionalized-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-efficient-carriers-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
#19
Yongju He, Liangyu Luo, Shuquan Liang, Mengqiu Long, Hui Xu
Amino-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN-NH2) were synthesized by a post-grafting method and further studied as carriers for doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) delivery. The morphology, structure, and property of MSN-NH2 and DOX-loaded MSN-NH2 (DOX@MSN-NH2) were studied using various techniques, such as transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms, and zeta potentials. The drug loading and release profile as well as the in vitro cell cytotoxicity were detaily investigated...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737923/cosilencing-intestinal-transglutaminase-2-and-interleukin-15-using-gelatin-based-nanoparticles-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-celiac-disease
#20
Husain Attarwala, Valerie Clausen, Prasoon Chaturvedi, Mansoor M Amiji
In this study, we have developed a type B gelatin nanoparticle based siRNA delivery system for silencing of intestinal transglutaminase-2 (TG2) and interleukin-15 (IL-15) genes in cultured human intestinal epithelial cells (Caco-2) and murine alveolar macrophage cells (J774A.1). Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting the TG2 or IL-15 gene was encapsulated within gelatin nanoparticles using ethanol-water solvent displacement method. Size, charge, and morphology of gelatin nanoparticles were evaluated using a Zetasizer instrument and transmission electron microscopy...
August 10, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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