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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812246/dna-tetrahedron-delivery-enhances-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis-of-ht-29-colon-cancer-cells
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Guiyu Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Junen Yang
As a nano-sized drug carrier with the advantage of modifiability and proper biocompatibility, DNA tetrahedron (DNA tetra) delivery is hopeful to enhance the inhibitory efficiency of nontargeted anticancer drugs. In this investigation, doxorubicin (Dox) was assembled to a folic acid-modified DNA tetra via click chemistry to prepare a targeted antitumor agent. Cellular uptake efficiency was measured via fluorescent imaging. Cytotoxicity, inhibition efficiency, and corresponding mechanism on colon cancer cell line HT-29 were evaluated by MTT assay, cell proliferation curve, western blot, and flow cytometry...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809092/particle-targeting-in-complex-biological-media
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REVIEW
Qiong Dai, Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Julia A Braunger, Mattias Björnmalm, Christina Cortez-Jugo, Frank Caruso
Over the past few decades, nanoengineered particles have gained increasing interest for applications in the biomedical realm, including diagnosis, imaging, and therapy. When functionalized with targeting ligands, these particles have the potential to interact with specific cells and tissues, and accumulate at desired target sites, reducing side effects and improve overall efficacy in applications such as vaccination and drug delivery. However, when targeted particles enter a complex biological environment, the adsorption of biomolecules and the formation of a surface coating (e...
August 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807683/nano-sized-drug-carriers-extravasation-intratumoral-distribution-and-their-modeling
#3
Joseph W Nichols, Yu Sakurai, Hideyoshi Harashima, You Han Bae
Navigating intratumoral drug distribution has proven to be one of the most challenging aspects of drug delivery. The barriers are significant and varied; increased diffusional distances, elevated interstitial fluid pressure, regions of dense extracellular matrix and high cell density, and overall heterogeneity. Such a long list imposes significant requirements on nano-sized carriers. Unfortunately, other capabilities are eclipsed by the distribution requirements. A drug can do no good until it reaches its target...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806660/fluorescent-carbon-dot-gated-hollow-mesoporous-carbon-for-chemo-photothermal-synergistic-therapy
#4
Xiudan Wang, Yuanzhe Lin, Xian Li, Da Wang, Donghua Di, Qinfu Zhao, Siling Wang
An efficient and intelligent nano-carrier that combines cell imaging with near infrared (NIR) light and redox dual-responsive drug delivery was successfully prepared. The hollow mesoporous carbon (HMC) nanoparticles with high photothermal conversion ability were developed to increase the drug loading efficiency and realize chemotherapy and photothermal synergetic therapy. The photo-stable and luminescent carbon dots (CDs) were prepared from branched polyethyleneimine (PEI) by hydrothermal reaction. The PEI CDs (CDPEI) were grafted on the openings of HMC as the "gatekeepers" via disulfide units (HMC-SS-CDPEI) to prevent the premature release of doxorubicin (DOX)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803939/bubble-generating-nano-lipid-carriers-for-ultrasound-ct-imaging-guided-efficient-tumor-therapy
#5
Nan Zhang, Jia Li, Ruirui Hou, Jiangnan Zhang, Pei Wang, Xinyang Liu, Zhenzhong Zhang
Ideal therapeutic effectiveness of chemotherapy is obtained only when tumor cells are exposed to a maximal drug concentration, which is often hindered by dose-limiting toxicity. We designed a bubble-generating liposomal delivery system by introducing ammonium bicarbonate and gold nanorods into folic acid-conjugated liposomes to allow both multimodal imaging and the local release of drug (doxorubicin) with hyperthermia. The key component, ammonium bicarbonate, allows a controlled, rapid release of doxorubicin to provide an effective drug concentration in the tumor microenvironment...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802567/nano-sized-and-other-improved-reporters-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-angiogenesis
#6
Simonetta Geninatti Crich, Enzo Terreno, Silvio Aime
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) enables to provide anatomical, functional and molecular information of pathological angiogenesis when used with properly tailored imaging probes. Functional studies have been the domain of Dynamic Contrast Enhancement (DCE) -MRI protocols from which it is possible to extract quantitative estimations on key parameters such as the volumes of vascular and extracellular compartments and the rates of the bidirectional exchange of the imaging reporters across the endothelial barrier...
August 9, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799692/logic-gate-functions-in-chemomechanical-materials
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REVIEW
Hans-Jörg Schneider
Chemomechanical polymers that change their shape or volume on stimulation by multiple external chemical signals, particularly on the basis of selective molecular recognition, are discussed. Several examples illustrate how such materials, usually in the form of hydrogels, can be used for the design of chemically triggered valves or artificial muscles and applied, for example, in self-healing materials or drug delivery. The most attractive feature of such materials is that they can combine sensor and actuator within single units, from nano- to macrosize...
August 11, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792728/an-environment-activatable-nanoprodrug-two-step-surveillance-in-the-anticancer-drug-release
#8
Sandipan Biswas, Joyjyoti Das, Shrabani Barman, Bhaskara Rao Pinninti, Tapas K Maiti, N D Pradeep Singh
Remedial cancer therapy deals with a large number of theranostic applications. However, systems, so far known, are only capable of single surveillance for both diagnostic and therapeutic modes of actions. A nanosystem, which can be localized to the cancer and deliver the chemotherapeutic agent on demand, will provide effective therapeutic activity. Herein, we designed a single component nanoprodrug ANPD-X (Activatable Nano Pro-Drug-X) which indentified the tumor sites by fluorescent colour change (signal 1, blue to green fluorescence) using H2O2-mediated oxidation of boronate fluorophore...
August 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792261/ph-sensitive-phlip-%C3%A2-coated-niosomes
#9
Mohan C Pereira, Monica Pianella, Da Wei, Anna Moshnikova, Carlotta Marianecci, Maria Carafa, Oleg A Andreev, Yana K Reshetnyak
Nanomedicine is becoming very popular over conventional methods due to the ability to tune physico-chemical properties of nano vectors, which are used for encapsulation of therapeutic and diagnostic agents. However, the success of nanomedicine primarily relies on how specifically and efficiently nanocarriers can target pathological sites to minimize undesirable side effects and enhance therapeutic efficacy. Here, we introduce a novel class of targeted nano drug delivery system, which can be used as an effective nano-theranostic for cancer...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791767/the-delivery-of-doxorubicin-of-multifunctional-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-modified-cdse-zns-quantum-dots-for-bioactivity-and-nano-probing
#10
Mei-Xia Zhao, Bing-Jie Zhu, Wen-Jing Yao, Di-Feng Chen, Chaojie Wang
The modified quantum dots (QDs), have been used in intracellular probing and drug delivery because of their special chemical and physical properties. In this paper, two β-cyclodextrin (β-CD)-modified CdSe/ZnS QDs with strong optical emission properties were synthesized as drug carriers to induce apoptosis. The positively charged L-Arginine (L-Arg) and neutral L-Tryptophan (L-Trp) were selected as ligands to compare the effect of charge on bioactivity of QDs nanoparticles. The in vitro assays revealed that these modified QDs showed good Dox carrier ability and significantly high inhibition rate to cancer cells...
August 9, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789523/efficient-sirna-delivery-by-lipid-nanoparticles-modified-with-a-non-standard-macrocyclic-peptide-for-epcam-targeting
#11
Yu Sakurai, Wataru Mizumura, Manami Murata, Tomoya Hada, Shoshiro Yamamoto, Kenichiro Ito, Kazuhiro Iwasaki, Takayuki Katoh, Yuki Goto, Asako Takagi, Michinori Kohara, Hiroaki Suga, Hideyoshi Harashima
The development of a specific, effective method for the delivery of therapeutics including small molecules and nucleic acids to tumor tissue remains to be solved. Numerous types of lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) have been developed in attempts to achieve this goal. However, LNPs are probably not taken up by target cells because cancer-targeting LNPs are typically modified with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), which inhibit the cellular uptake of LNPs, to passively accumulate in tumor tissue via the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect...
August 8, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783087/application-of-metal-organic-framework-nano-mil-100-fe-for-sustainable-release-of-doxycycline-and-tetracycline
#12
Seyed Dariush Taherzade, Janet Soleimannejad, Aliakbar Tarlani
Nanostructures of MIL-100 were synthesized and used as a drug delivery platform for two members of the Tetracycline family. Doxycycline monohydrate (DOX) and Tetracycline hydrochloride (TC) were loaded separately on nano-MIL-100 (nanoparticles of drug@carrier were abbreviated as DOX@MIL-100 and TC@MIL-100). Characterizations were carried out using FT-IR, XRD, BET, DLS, and SEM. The FT-IR spectra revealed that the drugs were loaded into the framework of the carrier. The XRD patterns of DOX@MIL-100 and TC@MIL-100 indicated that no free DOX or TC were present...
August 6, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782782/thermodynamic-stability-of-worm-like-micelle-solutions
#13
Karsten Vogtt, Gregory Beaucage, Michael Weaver, Hanqiu Jiang
Worm-like micelles (WLMs) are nano-scale self-assemblies widely used for viscosity enhancement, for drug delivery, and in personal care products. The stability of WLMs under variable ionic and surfactant concentrations is important to applications of these fascinating materials. In this work it is demonstrated that a virial approach can be used to understand and predict WLM stability. A mixed surfactant system consisting of sodium laureth sulfate and cocoamidopropyl betaine was examined using small-angle neutron scattering...
August 7, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780331/preparation-of-lipid-nanoparticles-with-high-loading-capacity-and-exceptional-gastrointestinal-stability-for-potential-oral-delivery-applications
#14
Taoran Wang, Jingyi Xue, Qiaobin Hu, Mingyong Zhou, Yangchao Luo
Exploitation of lipid nanoparticles for oral delivery of nutrients and drugs is limited by their poor stability under gastrointestinal tract and low loading capacity, unless a high concentration of synthetic surfactants is formulated. The main objective of present study is to design a series of new formulations for solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) that are suitable for potential oral delivery applications, using natural biopolymers, i.e. sodium caseinate (NaCas) as emulsifier and pectin as coating, with minimal addition of a synthetic surfactant, Tween 80...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779891/silver-nanoparticles-in-dentistry
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REVIEW
Victor T Noronha, Amauri J Paula, Gabriela Durán, Andre Galembeck, Karina Cogo-Müller, Michelle Franz-Montan, Nelson Durán
OBJECTIVE: Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been extensively studied for their antimicrobial properties, which provide an extensive applicability in dentistry. Because of this increasing interest in AgNPs, the objective of this paper was to review their use in nanocomposites; implant coatings; pre-formulation with antimicrobial activity against cariogenic pathogens, periodontal biofilm, fungal pathogens and endodontic bacteria; and other applications such as treatment of oral cancer and local anesthesia...
August 2, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776396/paclitaxel-loaded-nanoparticles-decorated-with-bivalent-fragment-hab18-f-ab-2-and-cell-penetrating-peptide-for-improved-therapeutic-effect-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Cheng Jin, Ling Bai, Lemin Lin, Shuangquan Wang, Xiaolong Yin
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) shows low response to most conventional treatment strategies. Therefore, there is an urgent need for new and effective chemotherapies. Nanotechnology gives a dramatic impact on medicine. In this work, paclitaxel loaded nanoparticles (NPs) decorated with bivalent fragment HAb18 F(ab')2 and/or cell penetrating peptide (CPP) were developed and evaluated. NPs were prepared by emulsification-solvent evaporation method and decorated by carbodiimide chemistry. The physicochemical characteristics of NPs (i...
August 4, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774811/the-interaction-of-dendrimer-doxorubicin-conjugates-with-a-model-pulmonary-epithelium-and-their-cosolvent-free-pseudo-solution-formulations-in-pressurized-metered-dose-inhalers
#17
Qian Zhong, Bruno V Humia, Alisha R Punjabi, Francine F Padilha, Sandro R P da Rocha
Oral inhalation (OI) of nano-chemotherapeutics holds great potentials in the treatment of lung cancers as it enables direct targeting of drugs to lung tissues, spatial and temporal control of drug release, and decrease in drug-associated systemic and local lung toxicity. Therefore, the design of chemistry of the nanocarriers and their OI formulations for chemotherapeutics delivery to the peripheral lungs and extrapulmonary tissues of relevance such as lymph nodes, may thus afford new opportunities for treating such relevant diseases...
July 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774086/neo-geometric-copper-nanocrystals-by-competitive-dual-surfactant-mediated-facet-adsorption-controlling-skin-permeation
#18
Karmani Murugan, Yahya E Choonara, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Viness Pillay
Neogeometric copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) have various applications yet its synthesis still proves to be challenging with regards to self-assembly and uniformity control. This study aimed to synthesize shape-specific CuNPs in the biomedical application of ascertaining skin permeation and retention of the CuNPs as a drug delivery system. The approach to the shape design involved the dual control of two surfactants to direct the shape organisation of the nanoparticles (NPs) while an interesting aspect of the study showed the competitive adsorption of the surfactants onto the nanocrystal facets to direct facet growth...
November 28, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772434/supercritical-co%C3%A2-assisted-spray-drying-of-strawberry-like-gold-coated-magnetite-nanocomposites-in-chitosan-powders-for-inhalation
#19
Marta C Silva, Ana Sofia Silva, Javier Fernandez-Lodeiro, Teresa Casimiro, Carlos Lodeiro, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Therefore, it is of extreme importance to develop new systems that can deliver anticancer drugs into the site of action when initiating a treatment. Recently, the use of nanotechnology and particle engineering has enabled the development of new drug delivery platforms for pulmonary delivery. In this work, POXylated strawberry-like gold-coated magnetite nanocomposites and ibuprofen (IBP) were encapsulated into a chitosan matrix using Supercritical Assisted Spray Drying (SASD)...
January 18, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762267/charge-reversible-multifunctional-hpma-copolymers-for-mitochondrial-targeting
#20
Fengling Wang, Wei Sun, Lian Li, Lijia Li, Yuanyuan Liu, Zhi-Rong Zhang, Yuan Huang
Mitochondrial-oriented delivery of anticancer drugs has been considered as a promising strategy to improve the antitumor efficiency of chemotherapeutics. However, the physiological and biological barriers from the injection site to the final mitochondrial action site remain great challenges. Herein, a novel mitochondrial-targeted multifunctional nanocomplex based on N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymers (MPC) is designed to enhance drug accumulation in mitochondria. MPC possesses various functions such as extracellular pH response, superior cellular uptake, lysosomal escape, and mitochondrial targeting...
August 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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