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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540165/nanotechnology-based-strategies-for-treatment-of-ocular-disease
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REVIEW
Yuhua Weng, Juan Liu, Shubin Jin, Weisheng Guo, Xingjie Liang, Zhongbo Hu
Ocular diseases include various anterior and posterior segment diseases. Due to the unique anatomy and physiology of the eye, efficient ocular drug delivery is a great challenge to researchers and pharmacologists. Although there are conventional noninvasive and invasive treatments, such as eye drops, injections and implants, the current treatments either suffer from low bioavailability or severe adverse ocular effects. Alternatively, the emerging nanoscience and nanotechnology are playing an important role in the development of novel strategies for ocular disease therapy...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486906/safety-and-toxicological-considerations-of-nanomedicines-the-future-directions
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Parmi Patel, Jigna Shah
Nanomedicine, an emerging nanotechnology, imparts special biological features due to their quantum size and is a promising candidate for targeted drug delivery. At present, in spite of its novel applications in medical sciences, certain existing gaps still needs to be addressed such as fate of nanoparticles and its toxicity assessment on human health. Behaviour of the entities post human body exposure and its deposition up to certain extent are some of the crucial factors to be considered for a successful treatment approach...
May 9, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477099/nanomedicine-advances-in-toxoplasmosis-diagnostic-treatment-and-vaccine-applications
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João Paulo Assolini, Virginia Márcia Concato, Manoela Daiele Gonçalves, Amanda Cristina Machado Carloto, Ivete Conchon-Costa, Wander Rogério Pavanelli, Francine Nesello Melanda, Idessania Nazareth Costa
Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii that affects about one third of the world's population. The diagnosis of this disease is carried out by parasite isolation and host antibodies detection. However, the diagnosis presents problems in regard to test sensitivity and specificity. Currently, the most effective T. gondii treatment is a combination of pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine, although both drugs are toxic to the host. In addition to the problems that compromise the effective diagnosis and treatment of toxoplasmosis, there are no reports or indications of any vaccine capable of fully protecting against this infection...
May 5, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476987/phytochemical-constituents-of-fucoidan-padina-tetrastromatica-and-its-assisted-agnps-for-enhanced-antibacterial-activity
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S Rajeshkumar
Biological synthesis of nanomaterials is a growing innovative approach and it was broadly utilised in the field of nanotechnology and nanomedicine. This study illustrates that biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using fucoidan extracted from seaweed Padina tetrastromatica. The functional groups of extracted fucoidan were characterised by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and used to NPs synthesis. Synthesised AgNPs were characterised by ultraviolet-visible spectra, scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray, transmission electron microscope, selected area electron diffraction and FTIR...
April 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471199/-zinc-modified-nanotransporter-for-target-drug-therapy-of-breast-cancer
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S Skaličková, M Gargulák, M Löffelmann, B Ruttkay-Nedecký, M Kepinská, T Parák, R Kizek
BACKGROUND: In the centre of nanomedical interest stands the nanotechnological modification of anthracycline antibiotics, which are often used in antitumor treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Chitosan nanoparticles are gaining more attention in the field of targeted transport of drugs because of their stability, low toxicity and simple preparation. The main objective of the project, was the design of chitosan nanotransporter of anthracycline antibiotics with zinc modified surface, for a specific interaction with metallothionein...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445611/equivalence-of-complex-drug-products-advances-in-and-challenges-for-current-regulatory-frameworks
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Leonie Hussaarts, Stefan Mühlebach, Vinod P Shah, Scott McNeil, Gerrit Borchard, Beat Flühmann, Vera Weinstein, Sesha Neervannan, Elwyn Griffiths, Wenlei Jiang, Elena Wolff-Holz, Daan J A Crommelin, Jon S B de Vlieger
Biotechnology and nanotechnology provide a growing number of innovator-driven complex drug products and their copy versions. Biologics exemplify one category of complex drugs, but there are also nonbiological complex drug products, including many nanomedicines, such as iron-carbohydrate complexes, drug-carrying liposomes or emulsions, and glatiramoids. In this white paper, which stems from a 1-day conference at the New York Academy of Sciences, we discuss regulatory frameworks in use worldwide (e.g., the U...
April 26, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442906/a-review-of-drug-delivery-systems-based-on-nanotechnology-and-green-chemistry-green-nanomedicine
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REVIEW
Hossein Jahangirian, Ensieh Ghasemian Lemraski, Thomas J Webster, Roshanak Rafiee-Moghaddam, Yadollah Abdollahi
This review discusses the impact of green and environmentally safe chemistry on the field of nanotechnology-driven drug delivery in a new field termed "green nanomedicine". Studies have shown that among many examples of green nanotechnology-driven drug delivery systems, those receiving the greatest amount of attention include nanometal particles, polymers, and biological materials. Furthermore, green nanodrug delivery systems based on environmentally safe chemical reactions or using natural biomaterials (such as plant extracts and microorganisms) are now producing innovative materials revolutionizing the field...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436959/peptide-mhc-based-nanomedicines-for-autoimmunity-function-as-t-cell-receptor-microclustering-devices
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Santiswarup Singha, Kun Shao, Yang Yang, Xavier Clemente-Casares, Patricia Solé, Antonio Clemente, Jesús Blanco, Qin Dai, Fayi Song, Shang Wan Liu, Jun Yamanouchi, Channakeshava Sokke Umeshappa, Roopa Hebbandi Nanjundappa, Pascal Detampel, Matthias Amrein, César Fandos, Robert Tanguay, Susan Newbigging, Pau Serra, Anmar Khadra, Warren C W Chan, Pere Santamaria
We have shown that nanoparticles (NPs) can be used as ligand-multimerization platforms to activate specific cellular receptors in vivo. Nanoparticles coated with autoimmune disease-relevant peptide-major histocompatibility complexes (pMHC) blunted autoimmune responses by triggering the differentiation and expansion of antigen-specific regulatory T cells in vivo. Here, we define the engineering principles impacting biological activity, detail a synthesis process yielding safe and stable compounds, and visualize how these nanomedicines interact with cognate T cells...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422481/gold-nanoparticles-induced-endothelial-leakiness-depends-on-particle-size-and-endothelial-cell-origin
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Magdiel I Setyawati, Chor Yong Tay, Boon Huat Bay, David T Leong
The endothelium presents a formidable barrier for cancer nanomedicine, as the intravenously introduced nanomedicine needs to leave the blood vessel at the tumor site. Endothelial permeability and retention effect (EPR) is not dependable since it is derived from tumors. Certain nanoparticles with specific characteristics are able to induce micrometer sized gaps between endothelial cells. This effect is called "nanoparticle induced endothelial leakiness" (NanoEL). NanoEL therefore allows the nanotechnology to control access to the tumor even in the absence of any EPR effect...
April 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416486/a-squalene-based-nanomedicine-for-oral-treatment-of-colon-cancer
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Larissa Kotelevets, Eric Chastre, Joachim Caron, Julie Mougin, Gerard Bastian, Alain Pineau, Francine Walker, Therese Lehy, Didier Desmaele, Patrick Couvreur
Nanotechnology offers many possibilities to improve drug treatments, including with regard to drug pharmacology. The current study reports a simple approach to improve cisplatin efficacy in the treatment of colon cancer through the creation of orally administered squalenoylated nanoparticles loaded with cisplatin (SQ-CDDP NP). Cytotoxic effects of SQ-CDDP NP were assessed in human colonic cells and in mouse models of intestinal cancer. In cell culture, SQ-CDDP NP exhibited at least 10-fold greater cytotoxic potency compared to uncomplexed cisplatin, reflecting an enhancement in intracellular accumulation and DNA platination...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408882/targeted-nanotechnology-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
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REVIEW
Talita Glaser, Inbo Han, Liquan Wu, Xiang Zeng
Gliomas, and in particular glioblastoma multiforme, are aggressive brain tumors characterized by a poor prognosis and high rates of recurrence. Current treatment strategies are based on open surgery, chemotherapy (temozolomide) and radiotherapy. However, none of these treatments, alone or in combination, are considered effective in managing this devastating disease, resulting in a median survival time of less than 15 months. The efficiency of chemotherapy is mainly compromised by the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that selectively inhibits drugs from infiltrating into the tumor mass...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397302/programmable-nano-bio-interfaces-for-functional-biointegrated-devices
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REVIEW
Pingqiang Cai, Wan Ru Leow, Xiaoyuan Wang, Yun-Long Wu, Xiaodong Chen
A large amount of evidence has demonstrated the revolutionary role of nanosystems in the screening and shielding of biological systems. The explosive development of interfacing bioentities with programmable nanomaterials has conveyed the intriguing concept of nano-bio interfaces. Here, recent advances in functional biointegrated devices through the precise programming of nano-bio interactions are outlined, especially with regard to the rational assembly of constituent nanomaterials on multiple dimension scales (e...
April 11, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377038/targeting-tumor-associated-macrophages-tams-via-nanocarriers
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Yuvraj Singh, Vivek Kumar Pawar, Jaya Gopal Meher, Kavit Raval, Animesh Kumar, Richa Shrivastava, Smrati Bhadauria, Manish K Chourasia
Recruitment of inflammatory cells to tumor has been well documented, with the most frequent inhabitants being macrophages termed as tumor associated macrophages, (TAMs). Their presence was thought to be an evidence of immune system initiating a fight response towards the tumor, i.e. immune surveillance. This is the case too initially, when TAMs majorly exhibit an M1 phenotype, but their continued presence in tumor microenvironment brings about their polarization to M2 phenotype, which not only participate in continued sustenance of existing tumor but also open up deleterious avenues for further progression and metastasis of cancer...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356042/recent-advances-in-oncological-submissions-of-dendrimer
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Namrata Soni, Muktika Tekade, Prashant Kesharwani, Pallab Bhattacharya, Rahul Maheshwari, Kamal Dua, Philp M Hansbro, Rakesh Kumar Tekade
BACKGROUND: Disseminated metastatic cancer requires insistent management owing to its reduced responsiveness for chemotherapeutic agents, toxicity to normal cells consequently lower survival rate and hampered quality of life of patients. METHODS: Dendrimer mediated cancer therapy is advantageous over conventional chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical resection due to reduced systemic toxicity, and molecular level cell injury to cancerous mass, for an appreciable survival of the subject...
March 29, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351128/nanoparticles-of-titanium-and-zinc-oxides-as-novel-agents-in-tumor-treatment-a-review
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Janusz Bogdan, Joanna Pławińska-Czarnak, Joanna Zarzyńska
Cancer has become a global problem. On all continents, a great number of people are diagnosed with this disease. In spite of the progress in medical care, cancer still ends fatal for a great number of the ill, either as a result of a late diagnosis or due to inefficiency of therapies. The majority of the tumors are resistant to drugs. Thus, the search for new, more effective therapy methods continues. Recently, nanotechnology has been attributed with big expectations in respect of the cancer fight. That interdisciplinary field of science creates nanomaterials (NMs) and nanoparticles (NPs) that can be applied, e...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335356/refinement-of-magnetite-nanoparticles-by-coating-with-organic-stabilizers
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Monica Cîrcu, Alexandrina Nan, Gheorghe Borodi, Jürgen Liebscher, Rodica Turcu
Magnetite nanoparticles are of great importance in nanotechnology and nanomedicine and have found manifold applications. Here, the effect of coating of magnetite nanoparticles with organic stabilizers, such as O-phosphoryl ethanolamine, glycerol phosphate, phospho-l-ascorbic acid, phospho-d,l-serine, glycolic acid, lactic acid, d,l-malic acid, and d,l-mandelic acid was studied. Remarkably, this procedure led to an improvement of saturation magnetization in three cases rather than to an unfavorable decrease as usually observed...
November 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300237/modular-synthesis-of-supramolecular-dna-amphiphiles-through-host-guest-interactions-and-their-self-assembly-into-dna-decorated-nanovesicles
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Shine K Albert, Hari Veera Prasad Thelu, Murali Golla, Nithiyanandan Krishnan, Reji Varghese
DNA nanostructures have found potential applications in various fields including nanotechnology, materials science and nanomedicine, hence the design and synthesis of DNA nanostructures is extremely important. Self-assembly of DNA amphiphiles provides an efficient strategy for the crafting of soft DNA nanostructures. However, the synthesis of DNA amphiphiles is always challenging. Herein, we show a non-covalent approach based on the host-guest interaction between β-CD and adamantane for the synthesis of DNA amphiphiles, and report their amphiphilicity-driven self-assembly into DNA decorated vesicles...
May 4, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296287/bio-inspired-nanomedicine-strategies-for-artificial-blood-components
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REVIEW
Anirban Sen Gupta
Blood is a fluid connective tissue where living cells are suspended in noncellular liquid matrix. The cellular components of blood render gas exchange (RBCs), immune surveillance (WBCs) and hemostatic responses (platelets), and the noncellular components (salts, proteins, etc.) provide nutrition to various tissues in the body. Dysfunction and deficiencies in these blood components can lead to significant tissue morbidity and mortality. Consequently, transfusion of whole blood or its components is a clinical mainstay in the management of trauma, surgery, myelosuppression, and congenital blood disorders...
March 15, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296286/nanomedicine-approaches-to-improve-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Hui Qiu, Yuanzeng Min, Zach Rodgers, Longzhen Zhang, Andrew Z Wang
Significant advances have been made in the field of cancer immunotherapy by orchestrating the body's immune system to eradicate cancer cells. However, safety and efficacy concerns stemming from the systemic delivery of immunomodulatory compounds limits cancer immunotherapies expansion and application. In this context, nanotechnology presents a number of advantages, such as targeted delivery to immune cells, enhanced clinical outcomes, and reduced adverse events, which may aid in the delivery of cancer vaccines and immunomodulatory agents...
March 10, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295864/block-copolymer-micellization-as-a-protection-strategy-for-dna-origami
#20
Nayan P Agarwal, Michael Matthies, Fatih N Gür, Kensuke Osada, Thorsten L Schmidt
DNA nanotechnology enables the synthesis of nanometer-sized objects that can be site-specifically functionalized with a large variety of materials. For these reasons, DNA-based devices such as DNA origami are being considered for applications in molecular biology and nanomedicine. However, many DNA structures need a higher ionic strength than that of common cell culture buffers or bodily fluids to maintain their integrity and can be degraded quickly by nucleases. To overcome these deficiencies, we coated several different DNA origami structures with a cationic poly(ethylene glycol)-polylysine block copolymer, which electrostatically covered the DNA nanostructures to form DNA origami polyplex micelles (DOPMs)...
May 8, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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