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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213304/photocatalytic-effects-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-aquatic-organisms-current-knowledge-and-suggestions-for-future-research
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Vena N Haynes, J Evan Ward, Brandon J Russell, Alexander G Agrios
Nanoparticles are entering natural systems through product usage, industrial waste and post-consumer material degradation. As the production of nanoparticles is expected to increase in the next decade, so too are predicted environmental loads. Engineered metal-oxide nanomaterials, such as titanium dioxide, are known for their photocatalytic capabilities. When these nanoparticles are exposed to ultraviolet radiation in the environment, however, they can produce radicals that are harmful to aquatic organisms...
February 9, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161429/mzd7349-peptide-conjugated-plga-nanoparticles-directed-against-vcam-1-for-targeted-delivery-of-simvastatin-to-restore-dysfunctional-huvecs
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Fatemeh Imanparast, Mohammad Ali Faramarzi, Akram Vatannejad, Maliheh Paknejad, Behnas Deiham, Farzad Kobarfard, Amir Amani, Mahmood Doosti
Endothelial dysfunction is initial and critical step of atherosclerosis. Impaired bioavailability of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is one of the main reasons of endothelial dysfunction. Improving bioavailability of eNOS by increasing its expression or activity using statins is an effective therapeutic strategy in restoring endothelial dysfunction. In this study, simvastatin (SIM) as a poorly water-soluble drug was loaded in poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (SIM-PLGA-NPs). NPs were then conjugated with mZD7349 peptide (mZD7349-SIM-PLGA-NPs) and directed against vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1)...
February 2, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156084/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-loaded-fibrin-patches-act-as-a-reservoir-of-paracrine-factors-in-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Eléonore Blondiaux, Laetitia Pidial, Gwennhael Autret, Gabriel Rahmi, Daniel Balvay, Etienne Audureau, Claire Wilhelm, Coralie L Guerin, Patrick Bruneval, Jean-Sébastien Silvestre, Philippe Menasché, Olivier Clément
The combination of mesenchymal stem cells and tissue-engineered fibrin patches improves the therapeutic efficacy of stem cells. In vivo cardiac magnetic resonance (4.7 Tesla) and ex vivo high-spatial resolution CMR were used to track the fate of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) delivered on an epicardial scaffold and more specifically assess their potential intramyocardial migration. Fifty-seven nude rats underwent permanent coronary artery ligation. Two months later, those with a left ventricular ejection fraction ≤55% were randomly allocated to receive a patch loaded with human BMSC (BMSC-P, n = 10), a patch loaded with BMSCs labelled with iron oxide nanoparticles (BMSC*-P, n = 12), an acellular patch (A-P, n = 8) or to serve as sham-operated animals (SHAM, n = 7)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140564/mussel-inspired-multifunctional-hydrogel-coating-for-prevention-of-infections-and-enhanced-osteogenesis
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Hao Cheng, Kan Yue, Mehdi Kazemzadeh-Narbat, Yanhui Liu, Akbar Khalilpour, Bingyun Li, Yu Shrike Zhang, Nasim Annabi, Ali Khademhosseini
Prevention of post-surgery infection and promotion of bio-integration are the key factors to achieve long-term success in orthopaedic implants. Localized delivery of antibiotics and bioactive molecules by the implant surface serves as a promising approach towards these goals. However, previously reported methods for surface functionalization of the titanium (Ti) alloy implants to load bioactive ingredients suffer from time-consuming complex processes and lack of long-term stability. Here, we present the design and characterization of an adhesive, osteoconductive, and antimicrobial hydrogel coating for Ti implants...
January 31, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121666/tenofovir-alafenamide-and-elvitegravir-loaded-nanoparticles-for-long-acting-prevention-of-hiv-1-vaginal-transmission
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Subhra Mandal, Pavan K Prathipati, Guobin Kang, You Zhou, Zhe Yuan, Wenjin Fan, Qingsheng Li, Christopher J Destache
OBJECTIVE: This report presents tenofovir (TFV) alafenamide (TAF) and elvitegravir (EVG) fabricated into nanoparticles for subcutaneous delivery as prevention strategy. DESIGN: Prospective prevention study in humanized bone marrow-liver-thymus (hu-BLT) mice. METHODS: Using an oil-in-water emulsion solvent evaporation technique, TAF + EVG drugs were entrapped together into nanoparticles containing poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid). In-vitro prophylaxis studies (90% inhibition concentration) compared nanoparticles with drugs in solution...
February 20, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117173/polyanhydride-nanovaccine-against-swine-influenza-virus-in-pigs
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Santosh Dhakal, Jonathan Goodman, Kathryn Bondra, Yashavanth S Lakshmanappa, Jagadish Hiremath, Duan-Liang Shyu, Kang Ouyang, Kyung-Il Kang, Steven Krakowka, Michael J Wannemuehler, Chang Won Lee, Balaji Narasimhan, Gourapura J Renukaradhya
We have recently demonstrated the effectiveness of an influenza A virus (IAV) subunit vaccine based on biodegradable polyanhydride nanoparticles delivery in mice. In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy of ∼200nm polyanhydride nanoparticles encapsulating inactivated swine influenza A virus (SwIAV) as a vaccine to induce protective immunity against a heterologous IAV challenge in pigs. Nursery pigs were vaccinated intranasally twice with inactivated SwIAV H1N2 (KAg) or polyanhydride nanoparticle-encapsulated KAg (KAg nanovaccine), and efficacy was evaluated against a heterologous zoonotic virulent SwIAV H1N1 challenge...
January 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114333/identification-of-balb-c-immune-markers-correlated-with-a-partial-protection-to-leishmania-infantum-after-vaccination-with-a-rationally-designed-multi-epitope-cysteine-protease-a-peptide-based-nanovaccine
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Maria Agallou, Maritsa Margaroni, Evita Athanasiou, Dimitra K Toubanaki, Katerina Kontonikola, Konstantina Karidi, Olga Kammona, Costas Kiparissides, Evdokia Karagouni
BACKGROUND: Through their increased potential to be engaged and processed by dendritic cells (DCs), nanovaccines consisting of Poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with both antigenic moieties and adjuvants are attractive candidates for triggering specific defense mechanisms against intracellular pathogens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the immunogenicity and prophylactic potential of a rationally designed multi-epitope peptide of Leishmania Cysteine Protease A (CPA160-189) co-encapsulated with Monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA) in PLGA NPs against L...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097508/preparation-and-evaluation-of-biopolymeric-nanoparticles-as-drug-delivery-system-in-effective-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Vijay Kumar, Ankita Leekha, Aakriti Tyagi, Ankur Kaul, Anil Kumar Mishra, Anita Kamra Verma
PURPOSE: The study purposes to evaluate nanocrystalline biopolymeric nanoparticles encapsulating methotrexate and dexamethasone with high biocompatibility, enhanced therapeutic efficacy and reduced toxicity. METHODS: Chitosan nanoparticles were prepared by ionic gelation, and Methotrexate (MTX) and Dexamethasone (DEX) were loaded during the preparation and screened for their in vitro efficacy in HEK and RAW264.7 cells, ex vivo and in vivo efficacy. RESULTS: FTIR confirmed the involvement of phosphoric group of sTPP with amine groups of chitosan and also role of hydrogen bonding involved in the preparation of MTXCHNP and DEXCHNP...
January 17, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075596/yeast-microcapsule-mediated-targeted-delivery-of-diverse-nanoparticles-for-imaging-and-therapy-via-the-oral-route
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Xing Zhou, Xiangjun Zhang, Songling Han, Yin Dou, Mengyu Liu, Lin Zhang, Jiawei Guo, Qing Shi, Genghao Gong, Ruibing Wang, Jiang Hu, Xiaohui Li, Jianxiang Zhang
Targeting of nanoparticles to distant diseased sites after oral delivery remains highly challenging due to the existence of many biological barriers in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we report targeted oral delivery of diverse nanoparticles in multiple disease models, via a "Trojan horse" strategy based on a bioinspired yeast capsule (YC). Diverse charged nanoprobes including quantum dots (QDs), iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), and assembled organic fluorescent nanoparticles can be effectively loaded into YC through electrostatic force-driven spontaneous deposition, resulting in different diagnostic YC assemblies...
January 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059427/evaluation-of-peg-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-blood-pool-tracers-for-preclinical-magnetic-particle-imaging
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A P Khandhar, P Keselman, S J Kemp, R M Ferguson, P W Goodwill, S M Conolly, K M Krishnan
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles with optimized and well-characterized properties are critical for Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). MPI is a novel in vivo imaging modality that promises to integrate the speed of X-ray CT, safety of MRI and sensitivity of PET. Since SPIOs are the source of MPI signal, both the core and surface properties must be optimized to enable efficient in vivo imaging with pharmacokinetics tailored for specific imaging applications. Existing SPIOs like Resovist (ferucarbotran) provide a suboptimal MPI signal, and further limit MPI's in vivo utility due to rapid systemic clearance...
January 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039004/localized-inhibition-of-p2x7r-at-the-spinal-cord-injury-site-improves-neurogenic-bladder-dysfunction-by-decreasing-urothelial-p2x3r-expression-in-rats
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Alvaro Munoz, Iman K Yazdi, Xiufeng Tang, Carolina Rivera, Nima Taghipour, Robert G Grossman, Timothy B Boone, Ennio Tasciotti
AIMS: Reestablishment of bladder function in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) is a clinical priority. Our objectives were to determine whether SCI-localized inhibition of purinergic P2X7 receptors (P2X7R) improve bladder function by decreasing afferent signals mediated by urothelial P2X3R. MAIN METHODS: Systemic inhibition of P2X7R may improve locomotion in rodent SCI models; however, beneficial effects on bladder function and its physiological mechanisms have not been evaluated...
December 27, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993139/biodistribution-of-biodegradable-polymeric-nano-carriers-loaded-with-busulphan-and-designed-for-multimodal-imaging
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Heba Asem, Ying Zhao, Fei Ye, Åsa Barrefelt, Manuchehr Abedi-Valugerdi, Ramy El-Sayed, Ibrahim El-Serafi, Khalid M Abu-Salah, Jörg Hamm, Mamoun Muhammed, Moustapha Hassan
BACKGROUND: Multifunctional nanocarriers for controlled drug delivery, imaging of disease development and follow-up of treatment efficacy are promising novel tools for disease diagnosis and treatment. In the current investigation, we present a multifunctional theranostic nanocarrier system for anticancer drug delivery and molecular imaging. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) as an MRI contrast agent and busulphan as a model for lipophilic antineoplastic drugs were encapsulated into poly (ethylene glycol)-co-poly (caprolactone) (PEG-PCL) micelles via the emulsion-evaporation method, and PEG-PCL was labelled with VivoTag 680XL fluorochrome for in vivo fluorescence imaging...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981621/targeting-%C3%AE-catenin-in-hepatocellular-cancers-induced-by-co-expression-of-mutant-%C3%AE-catenin-and-k-ras-in-mice
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Junyan Tao, Rong Zhang, Sucha Singh, Minakshi Poddar, Emily Xu, Michael Oertel, Xin Chen, Shanthi Ganesh, Marc Abrams, Satdarshan P Monga
Recently we have shown that co-expression of hMet and mutant-β-catenin using sleeping beauty transposon/transposase leads to HCC in mice that represents around 10% of human HCC. In the current study, we investigate if Ras activation, which can occur downstream of Met signaling, is sufficient to cause HCC in association with mutant-β-catenin. We also tested therapeutic efficacy of targeting β-catenin in HCC model. We show that mutant-K-Ras (G12D), which leads to Ras activation, cooperates with β-catenin mutants (S33Y, S45Y) to yield HCC in mice...
December 16, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890659/rna-nanoparticles-harboring-annexin-a2-aptamer-can-target-ovarian-cancer-for-tumor-specific-doxorubicin-delivery
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869355/delivery-of-flightless-i-neutralizing-antibody-from-porous-silicon-nanoparticles-improves-wound-healing-in-diabetic-mice
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816633/cargo-influences-on-the-biodistribution-of-hollow-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-studied-by-quantitative-19-f-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793687/synthesis-characterization-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-magnetic-cisplatin-delivery-nanosystem-based-on-pmaa-graft-peg-copolymers
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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...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767304/tio2-nanotubes-arrays-loaded-with-ligand-free-au-nanoparticles-enhancement-in-photocatalytic-activity
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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 16, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730512/anthocyanin-loaded-peg-gold-nanoparticles-enhanced-the-neuroprotection-of-anthocyanins-in-an-a%C3%AE-1-42-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702916/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-chitosan-nanoparticles-loaded-%C3%AE-kaz14-bacteriophage-in-the-biological-control-of-colibacillosis-in-chickens
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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...
February 1, 2017: Poultry Science
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