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EGFRvIII peptide nanocapsules and bevacizumab nanocapsules: a nose-to-brain multitarget approach against glioblastoma.

Nanomedicine (Lond) 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Ipiranga, 2752, Porto Alegre, RS 90610-000, Brazil.

To evaluate the antitumor efficacy of bevacizumab-functionalized nanocapsules in a rat glioblastoma model after the pretreatment with nanocapsules functionalized with a peptide-specific to the epidermal growth factor receptor variant III. Nanocapsules were prepared, physicochemical characterized and intranasally administered to rats. Parameters such as tumor size, histopathological characteristics and infiltration of CD8 T lymphocytes were evaluated. Read More

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Computational study of the therapeutic potentials of a new series of imidazole derivatives against SARS-CoV-2.

J Pharmacol Sci 2021 Sep 23;147(1):62-71. Epub 2021 May 23.

Department of Biochemistry, Medicinal Biochemistry, Nanomedicine & Toxicology Laboratory, Landmark University, PMB 1001, Omu-Aran -, 251101, Nigeria. Electronic address:

Owing to the urgent need for therapeutic interventions against the SARS-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, we employed an in silico approach to evaluate the SARS-CoV-2 inhibitory potential of newly synthesized imidazoles. The inhibitory potentials of the compounds against SARS-CoV-2 drug targets - main protease (Mpro), spike protein (Spro) and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) were investigated through molecular docking analysis. The binding free energy of the protein-ligand complexes were estimated, pharmacophore models were generated and the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADMET) properties of the compounds were determined. Read More

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September 2021

Hierarchical Vitalization of Oligotyrosine in Mitigating Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Amyloidogenesis through Multivalent Macromolecules with Conformation-Restrained Nanobody Ligands.

ACS Nano 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

National Engineering Research Center for Nanomedicine, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China.

The development of inhibitors that can effectively mitigate the amyloidogenesis of human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP), which is linked to type II diabetes, remains a great challenge. Oligotyrosines are intriguing candidates in that they can block the hIAPP aggregation through multiplex phenol-hIAPP interactions. However, oligotyrosines containing too many tyrosine units (larger than three) may fail to inhibit amyloidogenesis due to their increased hydrophobicity and strong self-aggregation propensity. Read More

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Ferrous ions doped layered double hydroxide: smart 2D nanotheranostic platform with imaging-guided synergistic chemo/photothermal therapy for breast cancer.

Biomater Sci 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Ministry of Education of China, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China and State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.

Developing simple and efficient nanotheranostic platforms with behavior responsive to the acid microenvironment of a tumor is of great significance for accurate tumor diagnosis and therapy. In this study, a smart 2D nanotheranostic platform has been successfully fabricated by doping functional ferrous ions into as-synthesized MgAl-layered double hydroxide (LDH) with doxurubicin (DOX) loading to form Fe-LDH/DOX NPs, which achieved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided synergistic chemo/photothermal therapy for breast cancer. The doping of ferrous ions into Fe-LDH/DOX enabled a strong photo-induced heating ability with a high photothermal conversion efficiency of 45. Read More

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Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Bacteria Through Antibiotics Delivery in Surface-Engineered Nano-Cargos: Recent Developments for Future Nano-Antibiotics.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 8;9:696514. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Pharmacy, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, China.

In the recent few decades, the increase in multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria has reached an alarming rate and caused serious health problems. The incidence of infections due to MDR bacteria has been accompanied by morbidity and mortality; therefore, tackling bacterial resistance has become an urgent and unmet challenge to be properly addressed. The field of nanomedicine has the potential to design and develop efficient antimicrobials for MDR bacteria using its innovative and alternative approaches. Read More

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Indocyanine Green-Based Theranostic Nanoplatform for NIR Fluorescence Image-Guided Chemo/Photothermal Therapy of Cervical Cancer.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 17;16:4847-4861. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

State Key Laboratory of Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment of High Incidence Diseases in Central Asia School of Medical Engineering and Technology, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Indocyanine green (ICG) is a favorable fluorescence nanoprobe for its strong NIR-I fluorescence emission and good photothermal capabilities. However, the stability and tumor targeting ability of ICG is poor, which limits its further applications. To further improve the photothermal and therapeutic efficiency of ICG, bovine serum albumin (BSA) was utilized to encapsulate the ICG and the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (DOX) was loaded to form the [email protected] theranostic nanoplatform. Read More

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Nano-multilamellar lipid vesicles loaded with a recombinant form of the chikungunya virus E2 protein improve the induction of virus-neutralizing antibodies.

Nanomedicine 2021 Jul 22:102445. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Vaccine Development Laboratory, Microbiology Department and Parasitology Department, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, postcode, 05508-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is responsible for a self-limited illness that can evolve into long-lasting painful joint inflammation. In this study, we report a novel experimental CHIKV vaccine formulation of lipid nanoparticles loaded with a recombinant protein derived from the E2 structural protein. This antigen fragment, designated ∆E2. Read More

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Synthetic multiepitope neoantigen DNA vaccine for personalized cancer immunotherapy.

Nanomedicine 2021 Jul 22:102443. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Institute of Drug Metabolism and Pharmaceutical Analysis and Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Anti-Cancer Drug Research, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou, 310058, China. Electronic address:

Neoantigen-based personalized vaccination has emerged as a viable method for tumor immunotherapy. Here We set up a DNA-based neoantigen vaccine platform with comprehensive identification of individual somatic mutations using whole-exome sequencing (WES) and RNA-seq, bioinformatic prediction of neo-epitopes, dendritic cell (DC)-based efficacy prevalidation of vaccine candidates, optimization of the DNA vaccine and its nanocarrier and adjuvant, and preparation of a liposome-encapsulated multiepitope DNA vaccine. The DNA vaccine was efficiently uptaken by DCs and induced effective immune response against mouse melanoma cells, leading to significant inhibition of melanoma tumor growth and reduction of lung metastasis in a mouse model. Read More

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Inertial Measurement Unit Sensors in Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired People, a Review.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Jul 13;21(14). Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Center for Biomedical Technology (CTB), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28223 Madrid, Spain.

A diverse array of assistive technologies have been developed to help Visually Impaired People (VIP) face many basic daily autonomy challenges. Inertial measurement unit sensors, on the other hand, have been used for navigation, guidance, and localization but especially for full body motion tracking due to their low cost and miniaturization, which have allowed the estimation of kinematic parameters and biomechanical analysis for different field of applications. The aim of this work was to present a comprehensive approach of assistive technologies for VIP that include inertial sensors as input, producing results on the comprehension of technical characteristics of the inertial sensors, the methodologies applied, and their specific role in each developed system. Read More

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Liposomes Loaded with Everolimus and Coated with Hyaluronic Acid: A Promising Approach for Lung Fibrosis.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 20;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Research Laboratory of Lung Diseases, Section of Cell Biology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, 27100 Pavia, Italy.

Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) and interstitial lung disease associated with collagen tissue diseases (CTD-ILD) are two end-stage lung disorders in which different chronic triggers induce activation of myo-/fibroblasts (LFs). Everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, can be adopted as a potential strategy for CLAD and CTD-ILD, however it exerts important side effects. This study aims to exploit nanomedicine to reduce everolimus side effects encapsulating it inside liposomes targeted against LFs, expressing a high rate of CD44. Read More

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Formulation development, in vitro and in vivo evaluation of topical hydrogel formulation of econazole nitrate-loaded β-cyclodextrin nanosponges.

J Pharm Sci 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, 110062, India. Electronic address:

Econazole nitrate, an antifungal drug used in the handling of skin ailments, is commercially not efficient as these ailments typically require a more elevated concentration of the drug to offer an effective pharmacological retort. Like so, it is proposed to assess the effectiveness of the topical hydrogel of econazole-loaded nanosponge in the management of skin ailment(s). Econazole nitrate-laden β-cyclodextrin nanosponges were developed by employing the melt method using β-cyclodextrin as the organic polymer and N,N-carbonyldiimidazole as the crosslinker. Read More

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Repurpose but also (nano)-reformulate! The potential role of nanomedicine in the battle against SARS-CoV2.

J Control Release 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, , University of Cologne, Greinstraße 6, 50939 Cologne, Germany.

The coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) has taken the world by surprise. To date, a worldwide approved treatment remains lacking and hence in the context of rapid viral spread and the growing need for rapid action, drug repurposing has emerged as one of the frontline strategies in the battle against SARS-CoV2. Repurposed drugs currently being evaluated against COVID-19 either tackle the replication and spread of SARS-CoV2 or they aim at controlling hyper-inflammation and the rampaged immune response in severe disease. Read More

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Soft and Condensed Nanoparticles and Nanoformulations for Cancer Drug Delivery and Repurpose.

Adv Ther (Weinh) 2020 Jan 16;3(1). Epub 2019 Oct 16.

ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia.

Drug repurpose or reposition is recently recognized as a high-performance strategy for developing therapeutic agents for cancer treatment. This approach can significantly reduce the risk of failure, shorten R&D time, and minimize cost and regulatory obstacles. On the other hand, nanotechnology-based delivery systems are extensively investigated in cancer therapy due to their remarkable ability to overcome drug delivery challenges, enhance tumor specific targeting, and reduce toxic side effects. Read More

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January 2020

Potential Privilege of Maltodextrin-α-Tocopherol Nano-Micelles in Seizing Tacrolimus Renal Toxicity, Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Accelerating Bone Regeneration.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 14;16:4781-4803. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Alexandria, 21521, Egypt.

Background: Tacrolimus (TAC) is a powerful immunosuppressive agent whose therapeutic applicability is confined owing to its systemic side effects.

Objective: Herein, we harnessed a natural polymer based bioconjugate composed of maltodextrin and α-tocopherol (MD-α-TOC) to encapsulate TAC as an attempt to overcome its biological limitations while enhancing its therapeutic anti-rheumatic efficacy.

Methods: The designed TAC loaded maltodextrin-α-tocopherol nano-micelles ([email protected]α-TOC) were assessed for their physical properties, safety, toxicological behavior, their ability to combat arthritis and assist bone/cartilage formation. Read More

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The Potential Benefits of Nanotechnology in Treating Alzheimer's Disease.

Biomed Res Int 2021 4;2021:5550938. Epub 2021 Jul 4.

Division of Applied Biomedical Science and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. Currently, there is no definitive cure available to treat Alzheimer's disease. The available medication in the market has the ability to only slow down its progression. Read More

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Restoring Endogenous Repair Mechanisms to Heal Chronic Wounds with a Multifunctional Wound Dressing.

Mol Pharm 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Precision Health Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States.

Current treatment of chronic wounds has been critically limited by various factors, including bacterial infection, biofilm formation, impaired angiogenesis, and prolonged inflammation. Addressing these challenges, we developed a multifunctional wound dressing-based three-pronged approach for accelerating wound healing. The multifunctional wound dressing, composed of nanofibers, functional nanoparticles, natural biopolymers, and selected protein and peptide, can target multiple endogenous repair mechanisms and represents a promising alternative to current wound healing products. Read More

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3D-STED Super-Resolution Microscopy Reveals Distinct Nanoscale Organization of the Hematopoietic Cell-Specific Lyn Substrate-1 (HS1) in Normal and Leukemic B Cells.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 30;9:655773. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Unit of Microscopy and Dynamic Imaging, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Madrid, Spain.

HS1, the hematopoietic homolog of cortactin, acts as a versatile actin-binding protein in leucocytes. After phosphorylation, it is involved in GTPase and integrin activation, and in BCR, TCR, and CXCR4 downstream signaling. In normal and leukemic B cells, HS1 is a central cytoskeletal interactor and its phosphorylation and expression are prognostic factors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. Read More

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Glycosylation of PAMAM dendrimers significantly improves tumor macrophage targeting and specificity in glioblastoma.

J Control Release 2021 Jul 16;337:179-192. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Center for Nanomedicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA; Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. Electronic address:

Glioblastoma is among the most aggressive forms of cancers, with a median survival of just 15-20 months for patients despite maximum clinical intervention. The majority of conventional anti-cancer therapies fail due to associated off-site toxicities which can be addressed by developing target-specific drug delivery systems. Advances in nanotechnology have provided targeted systems to overcome drug delivery barriers associated with brain and other types of cancers. Read More

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-Mediated Specific Delivery of Nanoparticles for Tumor Therapy.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 6;16:4643-4659. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, College of Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Hypoxia is considered to be obstructive to tumor treatment, but the reduced oxygen surroundings provide a suitable habitat for (BF) to colonize. The anaerobe BF selectively colonizes into tumors following systemic injection due to its preference for the hypoxia in the tumor cores. Therefore, BF may be a potential targeting agent which could be used effectively in tumor treatment. Read More

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Facilitated Buccal Insulin Delivery via Hydrophobic Ion-Pairing Approach: In vitro and ex vivo Evaluation.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 7;16:4677-4691. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

College of Pharmacy, Keimyung University, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Background: The clinical use of therapeutic peptides has been limited because of their inefficient delivery approaches and, therefore, inadequate delivery to target sites. Buccal administration of therapeutic peptides offers patients a potential alternative to the current invasive routes of administration.

Purpose: The aim of the study was to fabricate hydrophobic ion-pairing (HIP)-nanocomplexes (C1 and C2) utilizing anionic bile salts and cationic peptides, and to assess their permeability across TR146 buccal cell layers and porcine buccal tissue. Read More

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Prohibitin Inactivation in Adipocytes Results in Reduced Lipid Metabolism and Adaptive Thermogenesis Impairment.

Diabetes 2021 Jul 13. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Prohibitin-1 (PHB) is a multifunctional protein previously reported to be important for adipocyte function. PHB is expressed on the surface of adipose cells, where it interacts with a long chain fatty acid (LCFA) transporter. Here, we show that mice lacking PHB in adipocytes (PHB Ad-KO) have a defect in fat tissue accumulation despite having larger lipid droplets in adipocytes due to reduced lipolysis. Read More

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Recent advances in herbal combination nanomedicine for cancer: Delivery technology and therapeutic outcomes.

Expert Opin Drug Deliv 2021 Jul 13. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Cancer Nanotechnology Research Laboratory (CNRL), Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21521, Egypt.

: The use of herbal compounds in cancer therapy has great potential to promote the efficacy of current cancer therapeutic strategies. Herbal compounds were successfully reported to enhance tumor cells sensitization to the action of chemo-, hormonal- and gene-therapeutic agents different mechanisms. Herbal ingredients can affect different signaling pathways, reduce the toxic side effects or inhibit the efflux of anticancer drugs. Read More

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Local delivery of fingolimod through PLGA nanoparticles and PuraMatrix-embedded neural precursor cells promote motor function recovery and tissue repair in spinal cord injury.

Eur J Neurosci 2021 Jul 12. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating clinical problem that can lead to permanent motor dysfunction. Fingolimod (FTY720) is a sphingosine structural analogue, and recently, its therapeutic benefits in SCI have been reported. The present study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of fingolimod-incorporated poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (nanofingolimod) delivered locally together with neural stem/progenitor cells (NS/PCs) transplantation in a mouse model of contusive acute SCI. Read More

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A Biomimetic Aggregation-Induced Emission Photosensitizer with Antigen-Presenting and Hitchhiking Function for Lipid Droplet Targeted Photodynamic Immunotherapy.

Adv Mater 2021 Jul 11:e2102322. Epub 2021 Jul 11.

Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction, Institute for Advanced Study and Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising alternative approach for effective cancer treatment that is associated with an antitumor immune response. However, immunosuppression of the tumor microenvironment limits the immune response induced by PDT. Stimulation and proliferation of T cells is a critical step for generating immune responses and depends on the efficient presentation of tumor antigens and co-stimulatory molecules by antigen-presenting cells (APCs). Read More

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Fabrication of [email protected] microspheres by one-step electrospray for magnetic resonance imaging during transcatheter arterial embolization.

Acta Biomater 2021 Jul 7. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

National Engineering Research Center for Nanomedicine, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430074, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has attracted increasing attention as a feasible alternative or adjunctive imaging modality for X-ray digital subtraction angiography because of the high tissue resolution and non-ionization radiation. In this study, a one-step electrospray method was developed to fabricate PVA microspheres encapsulated with in situ synthesized FeO nanoparticles. [email protected] microspheres were mono-dispersed black spheres with a wide range of sizes (262-958 µm). Read More

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Zinc oxide nanoparticles conjugated with clinically-approved medicines as potential antibacterial molecules.

AMB Express 2021 Jul 10;11(1):104. Epub 2021 Jul 10.

Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, University City, 27272, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

At present, antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing issues in healthcare globally. The development of new medicine for clinical applications is significantly less than the emergence of multiple drug-resistant bacteria, thus modification of existing medicines is a useful avenue. Among several approaches, nanomedicine is considered of potential therapeutic value. Read More

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Inborn errors of metabolism: Lessons from iPSC models.

Rev Endocr Metab Disord 2021 Jul 9. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Regenerative Medicine Program, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain.

The possibility of reprogramming human somatic cells to pluripotency has opened unprecedented opportunities for creating genuinely human experimental models of disease. Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) constitute a greatly heterogeneous class of diseases that appear, in principle, especially suited to be modeled by iPSC-based technology. Indeed, dozens of IEMs have already been modeled to some extent using patient-specific iPSCs. Read More

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Neurite Extension and Orientation of Spiral Ganglion Neurons Can Be Directed by Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in a Magnetic Field.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 2;16:4515-4526. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Jiangsu Province High-Tech Key Laboratory for Bio-Medical Research, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, People's Republic of China.

Introduction: Neuroregeneration is a major challenge in neuroscience for treating degenerative diseases and for repairing injured nerves. Numerous studies have shown the importance of physical stimulation for neuronal growth and development, and here we report an approach for the physical guidance of neuron orientation and neurite growth using superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles and magnetic fields (MFs).

Methods: SPIO nanoparticles were synthesized by classic chemical co-precipitation methods and then characterized by transmission electron microscope, dynamic light scattering, and vibrating sample magnetometer. Read More

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Organ-on-a-chip technology for nanoparticle research.

Nano Converg 2021 Jul 8;8(1):20. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 210 S 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

The last two decades have witnessed explosive growth in the field of nanoengineering and nanomedicine. In particular, engineered nanoparticles have garnered great attention due to their potential to enable new capabilities such as controlled and targeted drug delivery for treatment of various diseases. With rapid progress in nanoparticle research, increasing efforts are being made to develop new technologies for in vitro modeling and analysis of the efficacy and safety of nanotherapeutics in human physiological systems. Read More

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Improving Drug Delivery for Alzheimer's Disease Through Nose-to-Brain Delivery Using Nanoemulsions, Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLC) and in situ Hydrogels.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 29;16:4373-4390. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

UCIBIO/REQUIMTE, MEDTECH Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Department of Drug Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, 4050-313, Portugal.

Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD) attenuate the progression of symptoms and aim to improve the patient's quality of life. Licensed medicines are mostly for oral administration and are limited by the difficulty in crossing the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Here in, the nasal route has been explored as an alternative pathway that allows drugs to be directly delivered to the brain via the nasal cavity. Read More

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