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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445077/effect-of-epiretinal-membranes-on-antivascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Han Joo Cho, Jae Min Kim, Hyoung Seok Kim, Dong Won Lee, Chul Gu Kim, Jong Woo Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of epiretinal membranes (ERMs), detected with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), on the outcome of antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: A total of 434 eyes with treatment-naive nAMD were retrospectively included and analyzed. All patients were administered an initial series of 3 monthly loading injections of ranibizumab or aflibercept, followed by further injections as required...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444785/liquid-crystalline-elastomers-with-gold-nanoparticle-cross-linkers
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Michał Wójcik, Jaroslaw Wrobel, Zuzanna Janczuk, Jozef Mieczkowski, Ewa Gorecka, Joonmyung Choi, Maenghyo Cho, Damian Pociecha
Embedding nanoparticles in a responsive polymer matrix is a formidable way to fabricate hybrid materials with predesigned properties and prospective applications in actuators, mechanically tunable optical elements or electroclinic films. However, achieving chemical compatibility between nanoparticles and organic matter is not trivial and often results in disordered structures. Herein we show that using nanoparticles as exclusive cross-linkers in the preparation of liquid-crystalline polymers can yield long-range ordered liquid-crystalline elastomers with high loading of well dispersed nanoparticles, as confirmed with small angle XRD measurements...
April 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427403/preoperative-carbohydrate-load-and-intraoperatively-infused-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-positively-impact-nosocomial-morbidity-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-double-blind-controlled-randomized-trial
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Gibran Roder Feguri, Paulo Ruiz Lúcio de Lima, Danilo de Cerqueira Borges, Laura Ramos Toledo, Larissa Nadaf Batista, Thaís Carvalho E Silva, Neuber José Segri, José Eduardo de Aguilar-Nascimento
BACKGROUND: A strategy of limited preoperative fasting, with carbohydrate (CHO) loading and intraoperative infusion of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA), has seldom been tried in cardiovascular surgery. Brief fasting, followed by CHO intake 2 h before anesthesia, may improve recovery from CABG procedures and lower perioperative vasoactive drug requirements. Infusion of ω-3 PUFA may reduce occurrences of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and shorten hospital stays...
April 20, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423731/a-multifunctional-lipid-nanoparticle-for-co-delivery-of-paclitaxel-and-curcumin-for-targeted-delivery-and-enhanced-cytotoxicity-in-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Jong-Suep Baek, Cheong-Weon Cho
The objective of the work was to develop a multifunctional nanomedicine based on a folate-conjugated lipid nanoparticles loaded with paclitaxel and curcumin. The novel system combines therapeutic advantageous of efficient targeted delivery via folate and timed-release of curcumin and paclitaxel via 2-hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin, thereby overcoming multidrug resistance in breast cancer cells (MCF-7/ADR). The faster release of curcumin from the folate-conjugated curcumin and paclitaxel-loaded lipid nanoparticles enables sufficient p-glycoprotein inhibition, which allows increased cellular uptake and cytotoxicity of paclitaxel...
March 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422506/extra-large-pore-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-directing-in-vivo-m2-macrophage-polarization-by-delivering-il-4
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Dohyeong Kwon, Bong Geun Cha, Yuri Cho, Jiyoun Min, Eun-Byeol Park, Suk-Jo Kang, Jaeyun Kim
Over the past decade, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) smaller than 200 nm with a high colloidal stability have been extensively studied for systemic drug delivery. Although small molecule delivery via MSNs has been successful, the encapsulation of large therapeutic biomolecules, such as proteins or DNA, is limited due to small pore size of the conventional MSNs obtained by soft-templating. Here, we report the synthesis of mesoporous silica nanoparticles with extra-large pores (XL-MSNs) and their application to in vivo cytokine delivery for macrophage polarization...
April 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415029/multifunctional-nanoparticles-self-assembled-from-polyethylenimine-based-graft-polymers-as-efficient-anticancer-drug-delivery
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Jianqin Yan, Ting Su, Furong Cheng, Jun Cao, Hai Zhang, Bin He
Multiple functionalization of nanoparticles has attracted great interest in drug delivery. In this paper, polymeric amphiphiles of polyethylenimine (PEI) conjugated with methoxy poly(ethylene glycol) aldehyde (mPEG-CHO), poly(ε caprolactone) aldehyde (PCL-CHO) and pyrene-1-carboxaldehyde (Py-CHO) were synthesized via Schiff's reaction. The conjugates self-assembled into nanoparticles with pH-sensitivity to load anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX), further coated with hyaluronic acid (HA) for tumor targeting...
February 24, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414137/novel-dabigatran-etexilate-hemisuccinate-loaded-polycap-physicochemical-characterisation-and-in-vivo-evaluation-in-beagle-dogs
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Jung Hyun Cho, Jin Cheul Kim, Hyung-Seo Kim, Dong Shik Kim, Kyeong Soo Kim, Yong Il Kim, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim, Yu Seok Youn, Kyung Taek Oh, Jong Soo Woo, Han-Gon Choi
The purpose of this study was to develop a novel dabigatran etexilate hemisuccinate (DEH) salt-loaded polycap with bioequivalence to the dabigatran etexilate mesylate (DEM)-loaded commercial product. DEH prepared with dabigatran etexilate base (DE) and succinic acid was less hygroscopic but less soluble than DEM. Numerous micronized DEHs and DEH-loaded solid dispersions were prepared employing the spiral jet-milling and spray-drying techniques, respectively. Among the formulations prepared, a micronized DEH prepared with the injection air at 1...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412471/surface-modification-of-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-oral-delivery-of-curcumin-improvement-of-bioavailability-through-enhanced-cellular-uptake-and-lymphatic-uptake
#8
Jong-Suep Baek, Cheong-Weon Cho
Curcumin has been reported to exhibit potent anticancer effects. However, poor solubility, bioavailability and stability of curcumin limit its in vivo efficacy for the cancer treatment. Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) are a promising delivery system for the enhancement of bioavailability of hydrophobic drugs. However, burst release of drug from SLN in acidic environment limits its usage as oral delivery system. Hence, we prepared N-carboxymethyl chitosan (NCC) coated curcumin-loaded SLN (NCC-SLN) to inhibit the rapid release of curcumin in acidic environment and enhance the bioavailability...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412223/bioengineered-robust-hybrid-hydrogels-enrich-the-stability-and-efficacy-of-biological-drugs
#9
Moon Soo Gil, Jinhwan Cho, Thavasyappan Thambi, V H Giang Phan, Inchan Kwon, Doo Sung Lee
Biological drugs are exquisitely tailored components offering the advantages of high specificity and efficacy that are considered safe for treating diseases. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of biological drugs is limited by their inherent short biological half-life and poor stability in vivo. Herein, we engineered a novel delivery platform based on hybrid injectable hydrogels, in which pH- and temperature-responsive biodegradable copolymers were site-specifically coupled to the sulfhydryl group of human serum albumin, which effectively enhances the stability and circulation half-life of the biological drug, recombinant uricase enzyme (Uox)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408827/photothermal-modulated-drug-delivery-and-magnetic-relaxation-based-on-collagen-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-hydrogel
#10
Sun-Hee Cho, Ahreum Kim, Woojung Shin, Min Beom Heo, Hyun Jong Noh, Kwan Soo Hong, Jee-Hyun Cho, Yong Taik Lim
Injectable and stimuli-responsive hydrogels have attracted attention in molecular imaging and drug delivery because encapsulated diagnostic or therapeutic components in the hydrogel can be used to image or change the microenvironment of the injection site by controlling various stimuli such as enzymes, temperature, pH, and photonic energy. In this study, we developed a novel injectable and photoresponsive composite hydrogel composed of anticancer drugs, imaging contrast agents, bio-derived collagen, and multifaceted anionic polypeptide, poly (γ-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408648/azithromycin-causes-a-novel-proarrhythmic-syndrome
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Zhenjiang Yang, Joseph K Prinsen, Kevin R Bersell, Wangzhen Shen, Liudmila Yermalitskaya, Tatiana Sidorova, Paula B Luis, Lynn Hall, Wei Zhang, Liping Du, Ginger Milne, Patrick Tucker, Alfred L George, Courtney M Campbell, Robert A Pickett, Christian M Shaffer, Nagesh Chopra, Tao Yang, Bjorn C Knollmann, Dan M Roden, Katherine T Murray
BACKGROUND: The widely used macrolide antibiotic azithromycin increases risk of cardiovascular and sudden cardiac death, although the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Case reports, including the one we document here, demonstrate that azithromycin can cause rapid, polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in the absence of QT prolongation, indicating a novel proarrhythmic syndrome. We investigated the electrophysiological effects of azithromycin in vivo and in vitro using mice, cardiomyocytes, and human ion channels heterologously expressed in human embryonic kidney (HEK 293) and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells...
April 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388018/role-of-alumina-basicity-in-co2-uptake-in-3-aminopropylsilyl-grafted-alumina-adsorbents
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Matthew E Potter, Kyeong Min Cho, Jason L Lee, Christopher W Jones
Oxide-supported amine materials are widely known to be effective CO2 sorbents under simulated flue gas and direct air capture conditions. Most work has focused on amine species loaded onto porous silica supports, though potential stability advantages may be offered through use of porous alumina supports. Unlike silica materials, which are comparably inert, porous alumina materials can be tuned to have substantial acidity and/or basicity. Owing to their amphoteric nature, alumina supports play a more active role in CO2 sorption than silica supports, potentially directly participating in the adsorption process...
April 7, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386239/skeletal-muscle-myomir-are-differentially-expressed-by-endurance-exercise-mode-and-combined-essential-amino-acid-and-carbohydrate-supplementation
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Lee M Margolis, Holly L McClung, Nancy E Murphy, Christopher T Carrigan, Stefan M Pasiakos
Skeletal muscle microRNAs (myomiR) expression is modulated by exercise, however, the influence of endurance exercise mode, combined with essential amino acid and carbohydrate (EAA+CHO) supplementation are not well defined. This study determined the effects of weighted versus non-weighted endurance exercise, with or without EAA+CHO ingestion on myomiR expression and their association with muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Twenty five adults performed 90 min of metabolically-matched (2.2 VO2 L·m(-1)) load carriage (LC; performed on a treadmill wearing a vest equal to 30% of individual body mass) or cycle ergometry (CE) exercise, during which EAA+CHO (10 g EAA and 46 g CHO) or non-nutritive control (CON) drinks were consumed...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373713/sorafenib-and-2-3-5-triiodobenzoic-acid-loaded-imageable-microspheres-for-transarterial-embolization-of-a-liver-tumor
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Jin Woo Choi, Ju-Hwan Park, Hye Rim Cho, Jin Wook Chung, Dae-Duk Kim, Hyo-Cheol Kim, Hyun-Jong Cho
Sorafenib (SOF; an angiogenesis inhibitor) and 2,3,5-triiodobenzoic acid (TIBA; a contrast agent for computed tomography imaging)-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres (MSs) were fabricated. Embolization, drug delivery, and tracing the distribution of MSs for liver cancer therapy were accomplished with the developed MSs after their intra-arterial (IA) administration. SOF/TIBA/PLGA MSs with 24.8-28.5 µm mean diameters were prepared, and the sustained release of SOF from MSs was observed...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358044/evaluation-and-use-of-disaccharides-as-energy-source-in-protein-free-mammalian-cell-cultures
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Dawn Sow Zong Leong, Janice Gek Ling Tan, Christine Lin Chin, Shi Ya Mak, Ying Swan Ho, Say Kong Ng
Mammalian cells are generally considered to be unable to utilize polysaccharides for cell growth because the phospholipid bilayer in the cell membrane has very low permeability to sugars. With the recent discovery of the only known animal disaccharide transporter, a sucrose transporter, we considered the potential use of polysaccharides as energy source, because that can impact biopharmaceutical manufacturing by potentially increasing carbohydrate loading in the culture medium and decreasing lactate accumulation...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352887/probing-glycosaminoglycan-spectral-signatures-in-live-cells-and-their-conditioned-media-by-raman-microspectroscopy
#16
S Brézillon, V Untereiner, H T Mohamed, J Hodin, A Chatron-Colliet, F-X Maquart, G D Sockalingum
Spectroscopic markers characteristic of reference glycosaminoglycan molecules were identified previously based on their vibrational signatures. Infrared spectral signatures of glycosaminoglycans in fixed cells were also recently demonstrated but probing live cells still remains challenging. Raman microspectroscopy is potentially interesting to perform studies under physiological conditions. The aim of the present work was to identify the Raman spectral signatures of GAGs in fixed and live cells and in their conditioned media...
March 29, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349343/characterization-and-evaluation-of-a-peptide-based-sirna-delivery-system-in-vitro
#17
Baoling Chen, Kimoon Yoo, Wen Xu, Ran Pan, Xiao Xia Han, P Chen
Since its inception more than a decade ago, gene silencing mediated by double-stranded small interfering RNA (siRNA) has been widely investigated as a potential therapeutic approach for a variety of diseases. However, the use of siRNA is hampered by its rapid degradation and poor cellular uptake in vitro and in vivo. Recently, peptide-based carriers have been applied to siRNA delivery, as an alternative to the traditional delivery systems. Here, a histidine-containing amphipathic amino acid pairing peptide, C6M3, which can form complexes with siRNA, was used as a new siRNA delivery system...
March 27, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345030/wearable-disposable-sweat-based-glucose-monitoring-device-with-multistage-transdermal-drug-delivery-module
#18
Hyunjae Lee, Changyeong Song, Yong Seok Hong, Min Sung Kim, Hye Rim Cho, Taegyu Kang, Kwangsoo Shin, Seung Hong Choi, Taeghwan Hyeon, Dae-Hyeong Kim
Electrochemical analysis of sweat using soft bioelectronics on human skin provides a new route for noninvasive glucose monitoring without painful blood collection. However, sweat-based glucose sensing still faces many challenges, such as difficulty in sweat collection, activity variation of glucose oxidase due to lactic acid secretion and ambient temperature changes, and delamination of the enzyme when exposed to mechanical friction and skin deformation. Precise point-of-care therapy in response to the measured glucose levels is still very challenging...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319761/dynamic-changes-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-membrane-bioreactors-at-different-organic-loading-rates-evidence-from-spectroscopic-and-chromatographic-methods
#19
Tahir Maqbool, Jinwoo Cho, Jin Hur
Excitation emission matrix-parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) were utilized to explore the dynamics in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), soluble microbial products (SMP), and effluent for the membrane bioreactors at two different organic loading rates (OLRs). Combination of three different fluorescent components explained the compositional changes of dissolved organic matter. The lower OLR resulted in a higher production of tryptophan-like component (C1) in EPS, while the opposite trends were found for the other two components (humic-like C2 and tyrosine-like C3), signifying the role of C1 in the endogenous condition...
March 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319517/effects-of-a-lidocaine-loaded-poloxamer-alginate-cacl2-mixture-on-postoperative-pain-and-adhesion-in-a-rat-model-of-incisional-pain
#20
Geun Joo Choi, Hyun Kang, Min Eui Hong, Hwa Yong Shin, Chong Wha Baek, Yong Hun Jung, Younsuk Lee, Jeong Wook Kim, I L Kyu Park, Wan Jin Cho
BACKGROUND: Pain and adhesion are problematic issues after surgery. Lidocaine has analgesics and anti-inflammatory properties, and poloxamer/alginate/CaCl2 (PACM) is a known antiadhesive agent. We hypothesized that the novel combination of lidocaine as chemical barrier and PACM as physical barrier would be beneficial for both postoperative pain and adhesion. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lidocaine-loaded PACM in a rat model of incisional pain. Primary outcome was to evaluate between-group differences for the mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) measured by von Frey filament in various concentrations of lidocaine-loaded PACM applied, PACM applied, and sham-operated groups...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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