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This article describes a nanoplatform based on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-responsive gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for tumor-targeted photoacoustic (PA) imaging-guided photothermal therapy and drug delivery. AuNPs were grafted with complementary DNA strands, tethered with doxorubicin and coated with poly(ethylene glycol) via a thermal-labile linker and a MMP-cleavable peptide, respectively. The nanoprobes remained well-isolated in healthy tissues, but formed aggregates rapidly under MMP-abundant conditions. The DNA hybridization-induced assembly of the nanoprobes led to prolonged tumor retention and strong near-infrared (NIR) absorption, which is beneficial to deep-tissue imaging and therapy. Compared with MMP-inert nanoprobes, our platform demonstrated significantly enhanced efficiency in PA imaging and photothermal conversion upon NIR irradiation. Meanwhile, doxorubicin could be released rapidly in response to the localized elevation of temperature, leading to synergistic chemo-photothermal therapy. The unique nanoplatform may find applications in effective disease control by delivering imaging and therapy to tumors with high specificity, safety, and universality.
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The iridium (III)-cyanine complex (IrCy) was fabricated by conjugating an iridium (III) complex to a cyanine dye with an intense near-infrared (NIR) absorption. IrCy complex nanoparticles (NPs) with h...
Au(SG) gold nanoparticles (GNPs) were synthesized from HAuCl using thiol compounds containing an amino group to serve as both the reducing agent and the ligand. A three-dimensional network structure (...
Gold nanoparticles have drawn attention to nanomedicine for many years due to their physicochemical properties, which include: good stability; biocompatibility; easy surface chemistry and superior mag...
Photothermal therapy is achieving ever-increasing attention as a promising method for killing cancer cells. Although, gold nanoparticles are regarded as one of the most effective photothermal therapy ...
The development of various cost-effective multifunctional contrast agent for specific targeting molecular imaging of tumors presents a great challenge. We report here the in vivo targeting imaging of ...
Silver nanoparticles are one of most nanoparticles use nowadays in the research area because it has specific physical and chemical properties, in medical fields silver nanoparticles can in...
This study evaluates whether whole blood transferred through the new POLFA needle assembly meets supernatant hemoglobin acceptability standards.
The nanoparticles (NP) are defined as particles whose size is no greater than 100 nanometers. However, their impact on health remains little evaluated. Placental transfer of NP has been p...
The aim of this study is to evaluate the antibacterial activity of crosslinked quaternary ammonium polyethylenimine (PEI) nanoparticles incorporated at 1-2% w/w in a commercial soft liner ...
Aim of the present study is to assess the in vivo susceptibility of root canal bacteria to Chitosan,Chitosan nanoparticles ,and Chlorhexidine gluconate when used as intra canal medicaments...
Nanometer-sized particles that are nanoscale in three dimensions. They include nanocrystaline materials; NANOCAPSULES; METAL NANOPARTICLES; DENDRIMERS, and QUANTUM DOTS. The uses of nanoparticles include DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS and cancer targeting and imaging.
Nanoparticles produced from metals whose uses include biosensors, optics, and catalysts. In biomedical applications the particles frequently involve the noble metals, especially gold and silver.
Minimally invasive procedures guided with the aid of magnetic resonance imaging to visualize tissue structures.
The use of molecularly targeted imaging probes to localize and/or monitor biochemical and cellular processes via various imaging modalities that include RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; fluorescence imaging; and MICROSCOPY.
Non-invasive imaging of cells that have been labeled non-destructively, such as with nanoemulsions or reporter genes that can be detected by molecular imaging, to monitor their location, viability, cell lineage expansion, response to drugs, movement, or other behaviors in vivo.
Enzymes are proteins that catalyze (i.e., increase the rates of) chemical reactions. In enzymatic reactions, the molecules at the beginning of the process, called substrates, are converted into different molecules, called products. Almost all chemical re...
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine are whole medical systems that did not fit with conventional medicine as they have completely different philosophies and ideas on the causes of disease, methods of diagnosis and approaches to treatment. Although often overlapping, co...