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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731112/carrier-free-self-assembled-pure-drug-nanorods-composed-of-10-hydroxycamptothecin-and-chlorin-e6-for-combinatorial-chemo-photodynamic-antitumor-therapy-in-vivo
#1
Yan Wen, Wei Zhang, Ningqiang Gong, Yi-Feng Wang, Hong-Bo Guo, Weisheng Guo, Paul C Wang, Xing-Jie Liang
Carrier-free nanodrugs formulated from the supramolecular self-assembly of pure drug molecules have emerged as an innovative and promising strategy for tumor therapy. We report herein a new and simple method to directly assemble a small hydrophobic anticancer drug, 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT), with a photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) to form stable, discrete nanorods (NRs), which not only circumvent the extreme hydrophobicity of HCPT but also incorporate two different modalities into one delivery system for combination therapy...
July 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731106/building-new-discrete-supramolecular-assemblies-through-the-interaction-of-iso-tellurazole-n-oxides-with-lewis-acids-and-bases
#2
Peter C Ho, Hilary A Jenkins, James F Britten, Ignacio Vargas-Baca
The supramolecular macrocycles spontaneously assembled by iso-tellurazole N-oxides are stable towards Lewis bases as strong as N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) but readily react with Lewis acids such as BR3 (R = Ph, F). The electron acceptor ability of the tellurium atom is greatly enhanced in the resulting O-bonded adducts, which consequently enables binding to a variety of Lewis bases that includes acetonitrile, 4-dimethylaminopyridine, 4,4'-bipyridine, triphenyl phosphine, a N-heterocyclic carbene and a second molecule of iso-tellurazole N-oxide...
July 21, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731075/a-simple-supramolecular-assay-for-drug-detection-in-urine
#3
Silvia Sonzini, Jade A McCune, Peter Ravn, Oren A Scherman, Christopher F van der Walle
A supramolecular colorimetric assay utilising the macrocyclic host cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) with a commercial dye molecule, neutral red (NR), was evaluated as a novel method for drug detection in urine of a model therapeutic peptide drug Octreotide.
July 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730394/helical-polyacetylenes-induced-via-noncovalent-chiral-interactions-and-their-applications-as-chiral-materials
#4
REVIEW
Katsuhiro Maeda, Eiji Yashima
Construction of predominantly one-handed helical polyacetylenes with a desired helix sense utilizing noncovalent chiral interactions with nonracemic chiral guest compounds based on a supramolecular approach is described. As with the conventional dynamic helical polymers possessing optically active pendant groups covalently bonded to the polymer chains, this noncovalent helicity induction system can show significant chiral amplification phenomena, in which the chiral information of the nonracemic guests can transfer with high cooperativity through noncovalent bonding interactions to induce an almost single-handed helical conformation in the polymer backbone...
August 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729689/metal-nanoclusters-with-synergistically-engineered-optical-and-buffering-activity-of-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-by-compositional-and-supramolecular-design
#5
B Santiago-Gonzalez, A Monguzzi, M Caputo, C Villa, M Prato, C Santambrogio, Y Torrente, F Meinardi, S Brovelli
Metal nanoclusters featuring tunable luminescence and high biocompatibility are receiving attention as fluorescent markers for cellular imaging. The recently discovered ability of gold clusters to scavenge cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the intracellular environment extends their applicability to biomedical theranostics and provides a novel platform for realizing multifunctional luminescent probes with engineered anti-cytotoxic activity for applications in bio-diagnostics and conceivably cellular therapy...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728414/putting-a-new-spin-on-supramolecular-metallacycles-co3-triangle-and-co4-square-bearing-tetrazine-based-radicals-as-bridges
#6
Dimitris I Alexandropoulos, Brian S Dolinar, Kuduva R Vignesh, Kim R Dunbar
The synthesis of two new radical bridged compounds [Co3(bptz)3(dbm)3]∙2toluene (1) and [Co4(bptz)4(dbm)4]∙4MeCN (2) (bptz = 3,6-bis(pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine; dbm = 1,3-diphenyl-1,3-propanedione) is reported. The presence of the ligand-centered radical has been confirmed by X-ray crystallography and SQUID magnetometry. These complexes are the first metallacycles bearing nitrogen heterocyclic radicals as bridges. Magnetic studies reveal strong antiferromagnetic metal···radical coupling with coupling constants of J = -67...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727574/flexible-ligated-ruthenium-ii-self-assemblies-sensitizes-glioma-tumor-initiating-cells-in-vitro
#7
Palani Elumalai, Neha Kaushik, Dong Hwan Kim, Hyunuk Kim, Su Jae Lee, Eun Ha Choi, Ki-Whan Chi, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik
The tumorigenic potentials of residual cancer stem-like cells within tumors represent limitations of current cancer therapies. Here, the authors describe the effects of synthesized flexible, ligated, supramolecular self-assembled chair type tetranuclear ruthenium (II) metallacycles (2-5) on glioblastoma and glioma stem like cells. These self-assemblies were observed to be selectively toxic to glioma cells and CD133-positive glioma stem like cells population. Of the self-assembled compounds tested, metallacycle 4 more efficiently induced glioma stem like cells death within a brain cancer cell population and simultaneously inhibited the formation of free-floating gliospheres by reducing the sphere size...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727442/manipulating-semicrystalline-polymers-in-confinement
#8
Nitin Shingne, Markus Geuss, Thomas Thurn-Albrecht, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Carmen Mijangos, Martin Steinhart, Jaime Martin
Because final properties of nanoscale polymeric structures are largely determined by the solid-state microstructure of the confined polymer, it is imperative not only to understand how the microstructure of polymers develops under nanoscale confinement but also to establish means to manipulate it. Here we present a series of processing strategies, adapted from methods used in bulk polymer processing, that allow to control the solidification of polymer materials confined in the nanopores of anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) templates...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727193/hydrogen-bonded-polymer-porphyrin-assemblies-in-water-supramolecular-structures-for-light-energy-conversion
#9
Anne Kutz, Wiebke Alex, Anja Krieger, Franziska Gröhn
In this study, a new type of functional, self-assembled nanostructure formed from porphyrins and polyamidoamine dendrimers based on hydrogen bonding in an aqueous solution is presented. As the aggregates formed are promising candidates for solar-energy conversion, their photocatalytic activity is tested using the model reaction of methyl viologen reduction. The self-assembled structures show significantly increased activity as compared to unassociated porphyrins. Details of interaction forces driving the supramolecular structure formation and regulating catalytic efficiency are fundamentally discussed...
July 20, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726956/concealing-the-taste-of-the-guinness-world-s-most-bitter-substance-by-using-a-synthetic-nanocontainer
#10
Xue Yang, Shengke Li, Qing-Wen Zhang, Ying Zheng, David Bardelang, Lian-Hui Wang, Ruibing Wang
Upon supramolecular encapsulation by using a synthetic nanocontainer (cucurbit[7]uril), the taste of the Guinness World's most bitter substance, denatonium benzoate, was dramatically concealed during a two-bottle preference drinking test in a mammalian model, demonstrating the significant potential of cucurbit[7]uril as a taste-masking nanocontainer for the first time.
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726947/on-the-critical-role-of-the-substrate-the-adsorption-behaviour-of-tetrabenzoporphyrins-on-different-metal-surfaces
#11
Liang Zhang, Michael Lepper, Michael Stark, Teresa Menzel, Dominik Lungerich, Norbert Jux, Wolfgang Hieringer, Hans-Peter Steinrück, Hubertus Marbach
The adsorption behaviour of 2H-5,10,15,20-tetraphenyltetrabenzoporphyrin (2HTPTBP) on different metal surfaces, i.e., Ag(111), Cu(111), Cu(110), and Cu(110)-(2 × 1)O was investigated by scanning tunnelling microscopy at room temperature. The adsorption of 2HTPTBP on Ag(111) leads to the formation of a well-ordered two-dimensional (2D) island structure due to the mutual stabilization through the intermolecular π-π stacking and T-type-like interactions of phenyl and benzene substituents of neighboring molecules...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726933/comparison-of-halogen-bonding-networks-with-ru-ii-complexes-and-analysis-of-the-influence-of-the-xb-interactions-on-their-reactivity
#12
Marta E G Mosquera, Irene Egido, Carlos Hortelano, María López-López, Pilar Gómez-Sal
Coordination compounds of formula [Ru(Cl)2(CNR)4] are interesting building blocks for the preparation of halogen bonding supramolecular networks, since the chloride ligand is a good XB acceptor. When using I2 as the XB donor, an unexpected reaction on the ruthenium coordination sphere happens where the chloride ligands are substituted by iodides. The isolation of several intermediates with different substitution degrees and showing XB interactions in a solid state network evidenced the clear influence of the XB species in this unusual reaction process...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726930/competition-and-selectivity-in-supramolecular-synthesis-structural-landscape-around-1-pyridylmethyl-2-2-biimidazoles
#13
C A Gunawardana, J Desper, A S Sinha, M Ðaković, C B Aakeröy
Three isomeric forms of 1-(pyridylmethyl)-2,2'-biimidazole, A1-A3, have been synthesized and subjected to systematic co-crystallizations with selected hydrogen- and halogen-bond donors in order to explore the impact of electrostatics and geometry on the resulting supramolecular architectures. The solid-state supramolecular behavior of A1-A3 is largely consistent in halogen-bonded co-crystals. Only two types of primary interactions, the N-HN/NH-N homomeric hydrogen-bond interactions responsible for the pairing of biimidazole moieties and the IN(pyridine) halogen bonds responsible for the co-crystal formation and structure extension, are present in these systems...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726869/one-step-green-synthesis-of-a-supramolecular-organogelator-based-on-mellitic-triimide-for-the-recognition-of-aromatic-compounds
#14
Masashi Mamada, Tsuyoshi Minami, Hiroshi Katagiri, Takafumi Omiya, Shizuo Tokito
Mellitic triimide derivatives with N-benzyl groups form conformations with concave cavities, that are capable of including aromatic molecules such as benzene, nitrobenzene, etc. In addition, they act as supramolecular gelators, which enable the detection of aromatic molecules as a gel-sol phase transition.
July 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726866/acyclic-cucurbit-n-uril-conjugated-dextran-for-drug-encapsulation-and-bioimaging
#15
Jiafu Chen, Yamin Liu, Dake Mao, Da Ma
An acyclic cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) conjugated dextran is developed as a new biomaterial for drug delivery and bioimaging. This biomaterial retains the host-guest recognition properties of acyclic CB[n]s. It is able to directly encapsulate anti-tumor drugs 5-fluorouracil and temozolomide. This polymeric material can form a supramolecular assembly with polyethyleneimine (PEI). Although there is no conventional chromophore in these supramolecular systems, they exhibit aggregation-induced emission (AIE) in water with a quantum yield of 10%...
July 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726855/cyclodextrin-based-biological-stimuli-responsive-carriers-for-smart-and-precision-medicine
#16
Rongqiang Liao, Pin Lv, Qian Wang, Jiaoni Zheng, Bing Feng, Bo Yang
Spurred on by recent progress in nanotechnology and precision medicine, smart drug carriers are entering an entirely new era. Smart drug carriers have been widely studied in recent years as a result of their ability to control drug release under different microenvironments (such as pH, redox, and enzyme) in vivo. Host-guest interactions based on cyclodextrins have proven to be an efficient tool for fabricating smart drug carriers. Because of the application of host-guest interactions, many kinds of biological molecules or supramolecular building blocks can combine into an organic whole at the molecular level...
July 20, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726386/a-smart-biointerface-with-photoswitched-functions-between-bactericidal-activity-and-bacteria-releasing-ability
#17
Ting Wei, Wenjun Zhan, Qian Yu, Hong Chen
Smart biointerfaces with capability to regulate cell-surface interactions in response to external stimuli are of great interest for both fundamental research and practical applications. Smart surfaces with "ON/OFF" switchability for a single function such as cell attachment/detachment are well-known and useful, but the ability to switch between two different functions may be seen as the next level of "smart". In this work reported, a smart supramolecular surface capable of switching functions reversibly between bactericidal activity and bacteria-releasing ability in response to UV-visible light is developed...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725887/photoresponsive-ionic-liquid-crystals-assembled-via-halogen-bond-en-route-towards-light-controllable-ion-transporters
#18
Marco Saccone, Francisco Fernandez Palacio, Gabriella Cavallo, Valentina Dichiarante, Matti Virkki, Giancarlo Terraneo, Arri Priimagi, Pierangelo Metrangolo
We demonstrate that halogen bonding (XB) can offer a novel approach for the construction of photoresponsive ionic liquid crystals. In particular, we assembled two new supramolecular complexes based on 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium iodides and azobenzene derivatives containing an iodotetrafluoro-benzene ring as XB donor, where the iodide anion acted as an XB acceptor. DSC and X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that the preferred stoichiometry between the XB donors and acceptors is 2 : 1, and that the iodide anions act as bidentate XB-acceptors, binding two azobenzene derivatives...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723067/structural-and-spectroscopic-properties-of-assemblies-of-self-replicating-peptide-macrocycles
#19
Pim W J M Frederix, Julien Idé, Yigit Altay, Gaël Schaeffer, Mathieu Surin, David Beljonne, Anna S Bondarenko, Thomas L C Jansen, Sijbren Otto, Siewert J Marrink
Self-replication at the molecular level is often seen as essential to the early origins of life. Recently a mechanism of self-replication has been discovered in which replicator self-assembly drives the process. We have studied one of the examples of such self-assembling self-replicating molecules to a high level of structural detail using a combination of computational and spectroscopic techniques. Molecular Dynamics simulations of self-assembled stacks of peptide-derived replicators provide insights into the structural characteristics of the system and serve as the basis for semiempirical calculations of the UV-vis, circular dichroism (CD) and infrared (IR) absorption spectra that reflect the chiral organization and peptide secondary structure of the stacks...
July 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722652/the-packing-density-of-a-supramolecular-membrane-protein-cluster-is-controlled-by-cytoplasmic-interactions
#20
Elisa Merklinger, Jan-Gero Schloetel, Pascal Weber, Helena Batoulis, Sarah Holz, Nora Karnowski, Jérôme Finke, Thorsten Lang
Molecule clustering is an important mechanism underlying cellular self-organization. In the cell membrane, a variety of fundamentally different mechanisms drive membrane protein clustering into nanometre-sized assemblies. To date, it is unknown whether this clustering process can be dissected into steps differentially regulated by independent mechanisms. Using clustered syntaxin molecules as an example, we study the influence of a cytoplasmic protein domain on the clustering behaviour. Analysing protein mobility, cluster size and accessibility to myc-epitopes we show that forces acting on the transmembrane segment produce loose-clusters, while cytoplasmic protein interactions mediate a tightly packed state...
July 19, 2017: ELife
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