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J Nanobiotechnology ; 17(1): 87, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31387604

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BACKGROUND: Adoptive T cell-transfer (ATC) therapy is a highly promising cancer-treatment approach. However, in vivo-administered T cells tend to disperse, with only a small proportion reaching the tumour. To remedy this, magnetic targeting of T cells has been recently explored. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) functionalised with antibodies were attached to effector T cells and magnetically recruited to tumour sites under MRI guidance. In this study, we investigated whether 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane (APS)-coated MNPs directly attached to CD8+ T cell membranes could also magnetically target and accumulate tumour-specific CD8+ T cells in solid tumours using an external magnetic field (EMF). As it has been shown that T cells associated with APS-coated MNPs are retained in lymph nodes (LNs), and tumour-draining LNs are the most common sites of solid-tumour metastases, we further evaluated whether magnetic targeting of APS-MNP-loaded CD8+ T cells could cause them to accumulate in tumour-draining LNs. RESULTS: First, we show that antigen-specific CD8+ T cells preserve their antitumor activity in vitro when associated with APS-MNPs. Next, we demonstrate that the application of a magnetic field enhanced the retention of APS-MNP-loaded OT-I CD8+ T cells under flow conditions in vitro. Using a syngeneic mouse model, we found similar numbers of APS-MNP-loaded OT-I CD8+ T cells and OT-I CD8+ T cells infiltrating the tumour 14 days after cell transfer. However, when a magnet was placed near the tumour during the transfer of tumour-specific APS-MNP-loaded CD8+ T cells to improve tumour infiltration, a reduced percentage of tumour-specific T cells was found infiltrating the tumour 14 days after cell transfer, which was reflected in a smaller reduction in tumour size compared to tumour-specific CD8+ T cells transferred with or without MNPs in the absence of a magnetic field. Nonetheless, magnet placement near the tumour site during cell transfer induced infiltration of activated tumour-specific CD8+ T cells in tumour-draining LNs, which remained 14 days after cell transfer. CONCLUSIONS: The use of an EMF to improve targeting of tumour-specific T cells modified with APS-MNPs reduced the percentage of these cells infiltrating the tumour, but promoted the retention and the persistence of these cells in the tumour-draining LNs.


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Transferência Adotiva , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/transplante , Linfonodos/patologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Neoplasias Experimentais/terapia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Permeabilidade da Membrana Celular , Proliferação de Células , Sobrevivência Celular , Feminino , Linfonodos/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/patologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Transplante de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Experimentais/imunologia , Neoplasias Experimentais/patologia , Propilaminas/química , Silanos/química
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Life Sci ; 234: 116787, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31445028

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Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a major worldwide public health problem. This is due to its prevalence among infants, children, adolescents, pregnant and reproductive age women. Ferrous sulfate (FeSO4) is the first line therapy for iron IDA. Unfortunately, it is reported that FeSO4 suffers from low absorption rate in the body and itself exhibits severe side effects. Herein, iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles-loaded liposomes (LMNPs) are prepared, characterized and evaluated as a treatment regimen for IDA in Wistar rats (as an animal model). Iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are prepared and loaded into liposomes using the thin film hydration method. The size of the prepared formulations is in the range 10-100 nm, thus it can avoid the reticular endothelial system (RES), and increased their blood circulation time. For in vivo assessment, thirty-five Wistar rats are divided into 5 groups (n = 7): negative control group, positive control group, and three groups treated with different iron formulations (FeSO4, MNPs and LMNPs). Anemia is induced in the anemic groups by the bleeding method and then treatment started with different iron compounds administrated orally for 13 days. Hematological parameters are followed up during the treatment period. Results indicate that, in the LMNPs group, the hematological parameters turn to normal values and the histopathological structures of the liver, spleen and kidney remain normal. This proves that liposome increases the bioavailability of MNPs. In conclusion, LMNPs demonstrate superiority as a therapeutic regimen for the treatment of IDA among the tested iron formulations.


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Anemia Ferropriva/tratamento farmacológico , Compostos Ferrosos/administração & dosagem , Hematínicos/administração & dosagem , Lipossomos/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Anemia Ferropriva/sangue , Animais , Disponibilidade Biológica , Feminino , Compostos Ferrosos/farmacocinética , Compostos Ferrosos/uso terapêutico , Hematínicos/farmacocinética , Hematínicos/uso terapêutico , Hemoglobinas/análise , Lipossomos/ultraestrutura , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/ultraestrutura , Ratos Wistar
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Pharm Res ; 36(10): 147, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31414240

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PURPOSE: The aim was to design and thoroughly characterize monodisperse Fe3O4@SiO2-Ag nanoparticles with strong antibacterial properties, which makes them a candidate for targeting bacterial infections. METHODS: The monodisperse Fe3O4 nanoparticles were prepared by oleic acid-stabilized thermal decomposition of Fe(III) oleate; the particles were coated with silica shell using a water-in-oil reverse microemulsion, involving hydrolysis and condensation of tetramethyl orthosilicate. Resulting Fe3O4@SiO2 particles were modified by (3-mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane to introduce 1.1 mmol SH/g. Finally, the Fe3O4@SiO2-SH nanoparticles were decorated with silver nanoclusters formed by reduction of silver nitrate with NaBH4. The particles were analyzed by FTIR, X-ray photoelectron and atomic absorption spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering and vibrating sample magnetometry. The antibacterial activity of the Fe3O4@SiO2 and Fe3O4@SiO2-Ag nanoparticles was tested against Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative Escherichia coli bacteria cultivated on Luria agar plates or in Luria broth. RESULTS: The superparamagnetic Fe3O4@SiO2-Ag nanoparticles (21 nm in diameter; saturation magnetization 26 A∙m2/kg) were successfully obtained and characterized. Inhibitory and toxic effects against bacteria were documented by incubation of the Fe3O4@SiO2-Ag nanoparticles with Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of magnetic properties together with bactericidal effects is suitable for the disinfection of medical instruments, water purification, food packaging, etc.


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Antibacterianos/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Prata/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Oleico/química , Tamanho da Partícula , Silanos/química , Dióxido de Silício/química , Prata/farmacologia , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Propriedades de Superfície
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Einstein (Sao Paulo) ; 17(4): eAO4786, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31390427

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of magnetic hyperthermia using aminosilane-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in glioblastoma tumor model. METHODS: The aminosilane-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles were analyzed as to their stability in aqueous medium and their heating potential through specific absorption rate, when submitted to magnetic hyperthermia with different frequencies and intensities of alternating magnetic field. In magnetic hyperthermia in vitro assays, the C6 cells cultured and transduced with luciferase were analyzed by bioluminescence in the absence/presence of alternating magnetic field, and also with and without aminosilane-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. In the in vivo study, the measurement of bioluminescence was performed 21 days after glioblastoma induction with C6 cells in rats. After 24 hours, the aminosilane-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles were implanted in animals, and magnetic hyperthermia was performed for 40 minutes, using the best conditions of frequency and intensity of alternating magnetic field tested in the in vitro study (the highest specific absorption rate value) and verified the difference of bioluminescence before and after magnetic hyperthermia. RESULTS: The aminosilane-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles were stable, and their heating capacity increased along with higher frequency and intensity of alternating magnetic field. The magnetic hyperthermia application with 874kHz and 200 Gauss of alternating magnetic field determined the best value of specific absorption rate (194.917W/g). When these magnetic hyperthermia parameters were used in in vitro and in vivo analysis, resulted in cell death of 52.0% and 32.8%, respectively, detected by bioluminescence. CONCLUSION: The magnetic hyperthermia was promissing for the therapeutical process of glioblastoma tumors in animal model, using aminosilane-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, which presented high specific absorption rate.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/terapia , Compostos Férricos/uso terapêutico , Glioblastoma/terapia , Hipertermia Induzida/métodos , Terapia de Campo Magnético/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/uso terapêutico , Análise de Variância , Animais , Temperatura Corporal , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Compostos Férricos/química , Medições Luminescentes , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Masculino , Ratos Wistar , Valores de Referência , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2199-2209, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31309302

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PURPOSE: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy is of great interest in cancer therapy as it is non-ionizing radiation and can effectively penetrate into the tissue. However, the current RF ablation technique is invasive that requires RF probe insertion into the tissue and generates a non-specific heating. Recently, RF-responsive nanomaterials such as gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have led to tremendous progress in this area. They have been found to be able to absorb the RF field and induce a localized heating within the target, thereby affording a non-invasive and tumor-specific RF ablation strategy. In the present study, for the first time, we used a hybrid core-shell nanostructure comprising IONPs as the core and AuNPs as the shell (IO@Au) for targeted RF ablation therapy. Due to the magnetic core, the nanohybrid can be directed toward the tumor through a magnet. Moreover, IONPs enable the nanohybrid to be used as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent. RESULTS: In vitro cytotoxicity experiment showed that the combination of IO@Au and 13.56-MHz RF field significantly reduced the viability of cancer cells. Next, during an in vivo experiment, we demonstrated that magnetically targeting of IO@Au to the tumor and subsequent RF exposure dramatically suppressed the tumor growth. CONCLUSION: Therefore, the integration of targeting, imaging, and therapeutic performances into IO@Au nanohybrid could afford the promise to improve the effectiveness of RF ablation therapy.


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Ablação por Cateter/métodos , Compostos Férricos/química , Ouro/química , Hipertermia Induzida/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/cirurgia , Ablação por Radiofrequência/métodos , Animais , Compostos Férricos/uso terapêutico , Ouro/uso terapêutico , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Masculino , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/uso terapêutico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , Nanocompostos/química , Nanocompostos/uso terapêutico , Nanoconchas/química , Nanoconchas/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/patologia , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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J Nanobiotechnology ; 17(1): 81, 2019 Jul 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31286976

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BACKGROUND: Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are characterized by unique physicochemical and biological properties that allow their employment as highly biocompatible drug carriers. Gelsolin (GSN) is a multifunctional actin-binding protein involved in cytoskeleton remodeling and free circulating actin sequestering. It was reported that a gelsolin derived phosphoinositide binding domain GSN 160-169, (PBP10 peptide) coupled with rhodamine B, exerts strong bactericidal activity. RESULTS: In this study, we synthesized a new antibacterial and antifungal nanosystem composed of MNPs and a PBP10 peptide attached to the surface. The physicochemical properties of these nanosystems were analyzed by spectroscopy, calorimetry, electron microscopy, and X-ray studies. Using luminescence based techniques and a standard killing assay against representative strains of Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus MRSA Xen 30) and Gram-negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa Xen 5) bacteria and against fungal cells (Candida spp.) we demonstrated that magnetic nanoparticles significantly enhance the effect of PBP10 peptides through a membrane-based mode of action, involving attachment and interaction with cell wall components, disruption of microbial membrane and increased uptake of peptide. Our results also indicate that treatment of both planktonic and biofilm forms of pathogens by PBP10-based nanosystems is more effective than therapy with either of these agents alone. CONCLUSIONS: The results show that magnetic nanoparticles enhance the antimicrobial activity of the phosphoinositide-binding domain of gelsolin, modulate its mode of action and strengthen the idea of its employment for developing the new treatment methods of infections.


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Antibacterianos/química , Antifúngicos/química , Gelsolina/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/química , Biofilmes , Candida/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Ouro/química , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/efeitos dos fármacos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Nanoconchas/química , Plâncton , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/efeitos dos fármacos , Rodaminas/química
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 197: 111547, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31325773

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In the present work, Fe3O4 nanoparticles with superparamagnetic properties were prepared and capped by using Chitosan. The synthesized NPs were studied by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Average particle size and surface charge of the synthesized NPs were characterized by using Malvern Zetasizer instrument. TEM images showed the morphology and size distribution of uncoated Fe3O4 NPs, exhibiting the uniform sized NPS with an average particle size of about 10 nm. Vibrating Scanning Magnetometry (VSM) experiments, showed the superparamagnetic nature of the prepared nanoparticles. Fe3O4 NPs showed ferromagnetic magnetization which is very sensitive towards the sample's nanostructure. The results of paramagnetic studies exhibited the substantial reduction in paramagnetic behavior after Chitosan coating but sufficient for responding in magnetic field. Further, the in-vitro ability of the Chitosan coated Fe3O4 NPs as contrast agents in efficient Ultra sound/Magnetic resonance (US/MR) imaging was investigated. These findings demonstrated that the Chitosan coated super para magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) have reported significant contrast-enhanced imaging potential for dual-mode US/MR imaging. Hence, the prepared Chitosan coated SPION composites administration serve as potential guide in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers.


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Óxido Ferroso-Férrico/química , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Ultrassonografia , Quitosana/química , Humanos , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Neoplasias/diagnóstico por imagem , Tamanho da Partícula , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Propriedades de Superfície
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Anal Chim Acta ; 1078: 161-167, 2019 Oct 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31358215

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Sarcosine is a recently identified biomarker for prostate cancer. However, the rapid detection methods for sarcosine are relatively lack because of the low concentration and the presence of complicated interfering substances in serum or urine. In this manuscript, hollow nanospheres of Fe3O4 was synthesized and used as carrier to disperse Pt (Pt) nanoparticles. In order to achieve excellent electron transfer ability, we use polyaniline to coat Pt-Fe3O4 nanoparticles, and pyrolyze the polyaniline to carbon (C). Thus, hollow magnetic Pt-Fe3O4@C nanocomposites with good electron transfer ability are formed. The Pt-Fe3O4@C nanocomposites have high catalytic activity and stability. The nanocomposites were immobilized on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) to construct a nonenzyme hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) sensor (Pt-Fe3O4@C/GCE). We further construct a sensitive sarcosine biosensor by immobilizing sarcosine oxidase (SOx) on the Pt-Fe3O4@C/GCE. The high catalytic activity and good biocompatibility of Pt-Fe3O4@C nanocomposites greatly retained the bioactivity of immobilized SOx, and the prepared sarcosine biosensor has good electrocatalytic performance towards sarcosine. It has a linear detection range between 0.5 and 60 µM with a limit of detection (LOD) of 0.43 µM (the signal to noise ratio is 3), and the sensitivity is 3.45 nA µM-1 (48.8 nA µM-1 cm-2), which has the potential to be used for rapid screening of prostate cancer.


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Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Nanocompostos/química , Sarcosina/sangue , Técnicas Biossensoriais/instrumentação , Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , Carbono/química , Técnicas Eletroquímicas/instrumentação , Técnicas Eletroquímicas/métodos , Eletrodos , Enzimas Imobilizadas/química , Humanos , Limite de Detecção , Platina/química , Sarcosina Oxidase/química
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Anal Chim Acta ; 1078: 24-31, 2019 Oct 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31358225

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A novel electrochemical DNA biosensor was developed and MON89788 of soybean transgenic gene sequence was detected based on a strategy of rolling circle amplification (RCA) and gold nanoparticle cube (AuNPC)-labeled multiple probes. First, the mercapto-modified capture DNA was immobilized on the surface of the Fe3O4@Au magnetic nanoparticles via an Au-S bond, and the capture DNA was opened and complementarily hybridized with the target DNA to form a double-stranded DNA. In the 10 × reaction buffer, Exonuclease III (ExoIII) specifically recognized and sheared the double-stranded DNA to release the target DNA, which led to the next round of reaction. Afterward, AuNP cube-loaded ssDNA (AuNPC/DNA) was added with the rolling circle reaction with the help of Phi29 DNA polymerase and T4 ligase. Finally, [Ru(NH3)6]3+ was attracted directly by the anionic phosphate of ssDNA via electrostatic interaction. The determination was carried out by using chronocoulometry (CC), and the CC signal was recorded. The mass amount of DNA strands extended infinitely on the AuNPs cube and numerous [Ru(NH3)6]3+ were absorbed, thus the detected signal was highly amplified. The corresponding CC signal showed a good linear relationship with the logarithm of the target DNA concentration in the range of 1 × 10-16 to 1 × 10-7 mol L-1, with a detection limit of 4.5 × 10-17 mol L-1. Specific gene sequence of MON89788 in soybean samples was determined, and the recoveries ranged from 97.3% to 102.0%. This sensor is one of the most sensitive sensors for genetic sequence assessment at present. Moreover, it demonstrates good selectivity, stability, and reproducibility.


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Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , DNA de Plantas/análise , Técnicas Eletroquímicas/métodos , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Soja/genética , Sequência de Bases , Calibragem , Sondas de DNA/química , Sondas de DNA/genética , DNA de Plantas/química , DNA de Plantas/genética , Exodesoxirribonucleases/química , Ouro/química , Limite de Detecção , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , Hibridização de Ácido Nucleico , Oligodesoxirribonucleotídeos/química , Oligodesoxirribonucleotídeos/genética , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Compostos de Rutênio/química
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Anal Chim Acta ; 1078: 78-89, 2019 Oct 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31358231

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Based on a one-step combustion fabrication approach, a novel magnetic porous carbon (MPC) was fabricated using filter paper as porous carbon source and iron salts as magnetic precursors. The textural properties of the MPC were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), vibration sample magnetometer (VSM) and nitrogen absorption-desorption isotherms. The as-prepared MPC possessed a high specific surface area, a microstructure comprised of mesopores and strong magnetic response. It was employed as a magnetic solid-phase extraction (MSPE) adsorbent for the determination of three non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in environmental water and biological samples coupled with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The main parameters affecting extraction efficiency were investigated in detail and a satisfactory performance was obtained under the optimal conditions. The calibration curves were linear over the concentration ranging from 1 to 1200 µg L-1 for ketoprofen (KET) and 2-1200 µg L-1 for naproxen (NAP) and diclofenac (DCF) with determination coefficients (R2) between 0.9995 and 0.9997. The limits of detection (LODs) were in the range of 0.2-0.4 µg L-1. The intra- and inter-day relative standard deviations (RSDs) were less than 4.03% and 8.72%, respectively. The recoveries ranged from 84.67% to 113.73% with RSDs less than 7.76%. The satisfactory results confirmed the great potential of the novel MPC adsorbent for the extraction of NSAIDs from complex sample matrices.


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Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/análise , Carbono/química , Diclofenaco/análise , Cetoprofeno/análise , Naproxeno/análise , Adsorção , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/sangue , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/urina , Diclofenaco/sangue , Diclofenaco/urina , Química Verde/métodos , Cetoprofeno/sangue , Cetoprofeno/urina , Limite de Detecção , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Naproxeno/sangue , Naproxeno/urina , Porosidade , Rios/química , Extração em Fase Sólida/instrumentação , Extração em Fase Sólida/métodos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/análise
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4293-4307, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31354261

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Purpose: Antibodies are key reagents in the development of immunoassay. We attempted to develop high-performance CPP immunoassays using high-affinity monoclonal antibodies prepared via cytokine-assisted immunization. Methods: We used fetal liver tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (Flt3L), CC subtype chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20), and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) to assist traditional subcutaneous immunization of preparing high-affinity monoclonal antibodies, and further to develop high-performance immunoassay methods for CPP. Results: This novel immune strategy significantly enhanced immune response against CPP. Six anti-CPP monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) with high affinity were successfully screened and selected for application in a fully automated magnetic chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA). This robust and rapid assay can efficiently detect CPP in the range of 1.2-1250 pmol L-1 with a detection limit of 6.25 pmol L-1. Significantly, the whole incubation process can be completed in 30 min as compared to about 4.5 hr for the control ELISA kit. Furthermore, this assay exhibited high sensitivity and specificity, low intra-assay and inter-assay coefficients of variation (CVs < 15%). The developed assay was applied in the detection of CPP in 115 random serum samples and results showed a high correlation with data obtained using a commercially available ELISA kit (correlation coefficient, 0.9737). Conclusion: Our assay could be applied in the point-of-care testing of CPP in the serum samples, and also the method developed in this study could be adopted to explore the detection and diagnosis of other biomarkers for various diseases.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/imunologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Glicopeptídeos/sangue , Imunização , Imunoensaio/métodos , Medições Luminescentes/métodos , Testes Imediatos , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais/biossíntese , Feminino , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Limite de Detecção , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4517-4528, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31354271

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Purpose: We developed a contrast agent for targeting E-selectin expression. We detected the agent using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in vivo in nude mice that had undergone nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) metastasis. Methods: Sialyl Lewis X (sLeX) was conjugated with ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticles. Hydrodynamic size, polydispersity index, and ζ-potential of USPIO-polyethylene glycol (PEG) nanoparticles and USPIO-PEG-sLeX nanoparticles were measured. Component changes in nanoparticles of USPIO, USPIO-PEG, and USPIO-PEG-sLeX were analyzed by thermogravimetric analysis and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. A model of NPC metastasis to inguinal lymph nodes in nude mice was used to investigate characteristics of the USPIO-PEG-sLeX nanoparticles in vivo. We investigated the ability of the T2* value, change in T2* value (ΔT2* value), and enhancement rate (ER) to assess accumulation of USPIO-PEG-sLeX nanoparticles quantitatively in mice of a metastasis group and control group. Four MRI scans were undertaken for each mouse. The first scan (t0) was done before administration of USPIO-PEG-sLeX nanoparticles (0.1 mL) via the tail vein. The other scans were carried out at 0 (t1), 1 (t2), and 2 hours (t3) postinjection. The mean optical density was used to reflect E-selectin expression. Results: sLeX was labeled onto USPIO successfully. In vivo, there were significant interactions between the groups and time for T2* values after administration of USPIO-PEG-sLeX nanoparticles. Six parameters (T2* at t2, ΔT2* at t1, ΔT2* at t2, ER at t1, ER at t2, and ER at t3) were correlated with the mean optical density. Conclusion: USPIO-PEG-sLeX nanoparticles can be used to assess E-selectin expression quantitatively. Use of such molecular probes could enable detection of early metastasis of NPC, more accurate staging, and treatment monitoring.


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Dextranos/química , Selectina E/metabolismo , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Dextranos/ultraestrutura , Difusão Dinâmica da Luz , Feminino , Metástase Linfática , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/ultraestrutura , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/patologia , Metástase Neoplásica , Oligossacarídeos/metabolismo , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Eletricidade Estática , Termodinâmica
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4767-4780, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308657

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Background: Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) can be localized against hemodynamic forces in blood vessels with the application of an external magnetic field. In addition, PEGylation of nanoparticles may increase the half-life of nanocomposites in circulation. In this work, we examined the effect of PEGylation on the magnetic capture of MNPs in vivo. Methods: Laser speckle contrast imaging and capillaroscopy were used to assess the magnetic capture of dextran-coated MNPs and red blood cell (RBC) flow in cremaster microvessels of anesthetized rats. Magnetic capture of MNPs in serum flow was visualized with an in vitro circulating system. The effect of PEGylation on MNP-endothelial cell interaction was studied in cultured cells using an iron assay. Results: In microcirculation through cremaster muscle, magnet-induced retention of 250 nm MNPs was associated with a variable reduction in RBC flow, suggesting a dynamic coupling of hemodynamic and magnetic forces. After magnet removal, faster restoration of flow was observed in PEG(+) than PEG(-) group, which may be attributed to a reduced interaction with vascular endothelium. However, PEGylation appears to be required for magnetic capture of 50 nm MNPs in microvessels, which was associated with increased hydrodynamic diameter to 130±6 nm in serum, but independent of the ς-potential. Conclusion: These results suggest that PEGylation may enhance magnetic capture of smaller MNPs and dispersion of larger MNPs after magnet removal, which may potentially affect the targeting, pharmacokinetics and therapeutic efficacy.


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Dextranos/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Microcirculação/fisiologia , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Animais , Hemodinâmica , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Campos Magnéticos , Microvasos/fisiologia , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Eletricidade Estática
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4849-4866, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308662

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Stem cells possess a promising potential in the clinical field. The application and effective delivery of stem cells to the desired target organ or site of injury plays an important role. This review describes strategies on understanding the effective delivery of stem cells labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) using an external magnet to enhance stem cell migration in vivo and in vitro. Fourteen total publications among 174 articles were selected. Stem cell type, SPION characteristics, labeling time, and magnetic force in vivo are considered important factors affecting the effective delivery of stem cells to the homing site. Most papers reported that the efficiency was increased when magnet is applied compared to those without. Ten studies analyzed the homing competency of SPION-labeled MSCs in vitro by observing the migration of the cell toward the external magnet. In cell-based experiments, the mechanism of magnetic attraction, the kind of nanoparticles, and various stem cells were studied well. Meta-analysis has shown the mean size of nanoparticles and degree of recovery or regeneration of damaged target organs upon in vivo studies. This strategy may provide a guideline for designing studies involving stem cell homing and further expand stem cell.


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Magnetismo/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Coloração e Rotulagem , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Animais , Movimento Celular , Humanos , Hidrodinâmica , Tamanho da Partícula , Células-Tronco/citologia
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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int ; 26(23): 23471-23479, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31197672

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A rapid and sensitive immunoassay for the simultaneous detection of imidacloprid and thiacloprid was developed by using magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs). The UCNPs of NaYF4:Yb, Er and NaYF4:Yb, Tm were synthesized and conjugated with anti-imidacloprid monoclonal antibody (mAb) and anti-thiacloprid mAb as signal labels, while the MNPs were conjugated with antigens of thiacloprid and imidacloprid as separation elements. The fluorescence intensities of Yb/Er- and Yb/Tm-doped UCNPs were detected simultaneously in 544 nm and 477 nm under the excitation of NIR light (980 nm). The amounts of mAb-conjugated UCNPs that were separated by antigen-conjugated MNPs were determined based on competitive immunoassays. Under the optimal conditions, the 50% inhibiting concentration (IC50) and limit of detection (LOD, IC10) were 5.80 and 0.32 ng/mL for imidacloprid and 6.45 and 0.61 ng/mL for thiacloprid, respectively. The immunoassay exhibited negligible cross-reactivity with analogs of imidacloprid and thiacloprid except imidaclothiz (86.2%). The average recoveries of imidacloprid and thiacloprid in environmental and agricultural samples, including paddy water, soil, pears, oranges, cucumbers, and wheat, ranged from 78.4 to 105.9% with relative standard deviations (RSDs) of 2.1-11.9% for imidacloprid and ranged from 82.5 to 102.3% with RSDs of 1.0-16.5% for thiacloprid. In addition, the results of the immunoassay correlated well with high-performance liquid chromatography for the detection of the authentic samples.


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Imunoensaio/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Neonicotinoides/análise , Nitrocompostos/análise , Tiazinas/análise , Fluorescência , Magnetismo , Nanopartículas/química , Tiazóis
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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int ; 26(23): 23661-23678, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201708

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Disinfection of water and wastewater strongly contributes to solving the problem of water shortage in arid/semi-arid areas; cheap and ecofriendly approaches have to be used to meet water quality standards. In the present study, a green synthesis of iron nanoparticles (INPs) under aerobic and anaerobic conditions via nitrate reductases (NAP/NAR) enzymes produced by Proteus mirabilis strain 10B were employed for this target. The biosynthesized INPs were characterized; UV-Vis spectroscopy revealed surface plasmon resonance at 410 (aerobic) and 265 nm (anaerobic). XRD indicated crystalline magnetite ((MNPs) aerobically synthesized) and zerovalent INPs (ZVINPs anaerobically synthesized). EDX demonstrated strong iron signal with atomic percentages 73.3% (MNPs) and 61.7% (ZVINPs). TEM micrographs illustrated tiny, spherical, periplasmic MNPs (1.44-1.92 nm) and cytoplasmic ZVINPs with 11.7-60.8 nm. Zeta potential recorded - 31.8 mV (ZVINPs) and - 66.4 mV (MNPs) affirming colloidal stability. Moreover, the disinfection power of INPs was evaluated for standards organisms and real water (fresh, sea and salt mine) and wastewater (municipal, agricultural and industrial) samples. The results reported that INPs displayed higher antagonistic effect than iron precursor, 700 and 850 µg/mL of MNPs and ZVINPs, respectively, was sufficient to show a drastic algicidal effect on algal growth. Both types of INPs demonstrated obvious dose-dependent antibiofilm efficiency. Due to their smaller size, MNPs were more efficient than ZVINPs at the suppression of microbial growth in all examined water samples. Overall, MNPs showed superior antagonistic activity, which promotes their exploitation in enhancing water/wastewater quality.


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Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Proteus mirabilis/enzimologia , Eliminação de Resíduos Líquidos/métodos , Desinfecção/métodos , Óxido Ferroso-Férrico , Ferro , Águas Residuárias , Água
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Food Chem ; 296: 1-8, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31202292

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Immobilized lipases are excellent biocatalysts for the enzymatic synthesis of short- and medium-chain fatty esters used as food flavor compounds. Herein a new approach for a magnetic core-shell biocatalyst by immobilization of Candida antarctica B lipase is reported, coating single-core magnetic nanoparticles with an organic shell, preferably poly(benzofurane-co-arylacetic acid), followed by the covalent attachment of the enzyme and embedment of the primary biocatalyst in a silica layer. Although covalent and sol-gel immobilization were efficient on their own, their combination can ensure additional operational stability through multi-point linkages. Moreover, silanes holding glycidoxy groups, which can also form covalent linkages, have been successfully used as precursors for the silica coating layer. The structural, magnetic and morphological characteristics were assessed by TEM, SEM-EDX, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and vibrating sample magnetometry. The new biocatalysts demonstrated high catalytic efficiency in the solventless synthesis of isoamyl esters of natural carboxylic acids, also in multiple reaction cycles.


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Ésteres/metabolismo , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Lipase/metabolismo , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Biocatálise , Ácidos Carboxílicos/química , Ácidos Carboxílicos/metabolismo , Enzimas Imobilizadas/química , Enzimas Imobilizadas/metabolismo , Ésteres/análise , Proteínas Fúngicas/química , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Lipase/química , Dióxido de Silício/química
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Food Chem ; 293: 340-347, 2019 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151621

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A green and simple method was designed to synthesize polyethyleneimine (PEI)-modified magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), which were later used as adsorbents in magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE) process. A new MSPE-HPLC method was then established for the simultaneous determination of four representative synthetic colorants (Amaranth, Ponceau 4R, Sunset yellow and Allure red) in food samples. Several important factors, such as the pH of the sample solution, the amount of adsorbent, the adsorption time, and the type of the eluent were investigated in detail. Under the optimized experimental conditions, the four colorants were measured with good linearity, detection limit and quantification limit. Adsorption kinetics and isotherms were also investigated to elucidate the adsorption mechanism. The detection of four colorants in candy, jelly and carbonated drink proved that the established MSPE-HPLC method was simple and effective and can be used for the analysis of colorants in real samples.


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Bebidas/análise , Análise de Alimentos/métodos , Corantes de Alimentos/análise , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Polietilenoimina/química , Adsorção , Compostos Azo/análise , Doces/análise , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Química Verde , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Limite de Detecção , Naftalenossulfonatos/análise , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Extração em Fase Sólida/instrumentação , Extração em Fase Sólida/métodos
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J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 29(6): 913-922, 2019 Jun 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31154745

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Magnetic Ni0.7Co0.3Fe2O4 nanoparticles that were prepared via the rapid combustion process were functionalized and modified to obtain magnetic Ni0.7Co0.3Fe2O4@SiO2-CHO nanocomposites, on which penicillin G acylase (PGA) was covalently immobilized. Selections of immobilization concentration and time of fixation were explored. Catalytic performance of immobilized PGA was characterized. The free PGA had greatest activity at pH 8.0 and 45oC while immobilized PGA's a ctivities peaked a t pH 7.5 and 45°C. Immobilized PGA had better thermal stability than free PGA at the range of 30-50°C for different time intervals. The activity of free PGA would be 0 and that of immobilized PGA still retained some activities at 60°C after 2 h. Vmax and Km of immobilized PGA were 1.55 mol/min and 0.15 mol/l, respectively. Free PGA's Vmax and Km separately were 0.74 mol/min and 0.028 mol/l. Immobilized PGA displayed more than 50% activity after 10 successive cycles. We concluded that immobilized PGA with magnetic Ni0.7Co0.3Fe2O4@SiO2-CHO nanocomposites could become a novel example for the immobilization of other amidohydrolases.


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Cobalto/química , Enzimas Imobilizadas/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Nanocompostos/química , Níquel/química , Penicilina Amidase/química , Penicilina Amidase/metabolismo , Catálise , Estabilidade Enzimática , Enzimas Imobilizadas/metabolismo , Glutaral/química , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Dióxido de Silício/química , Temperatura Ambiente
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