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Jianan Shen et al.
Biomaterials, 34(5), 1581-1590 (2012-11-14)
The metastasis of breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, and the lung is a common location of a secondary tumor that has metastasized from the primary source tumor. In this work, an attempt to simultaneously
Irshad A Wani et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 101, 243-250 (2012-09-27)
Silver nanoparticles have been synthesized in the inverse microemulsions formed using three different surfactants viz., cetyl-trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB), Tergitol and Triton X-100. We have done a systematic study of the effect of the surfactants on the particle size and
Wendell J Lu et al.
Lipids, 47(6), 571-580 (2012-02-03)
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) are incretins produced in the intestine that play a central role in glucose metabolism and insulin secretion. Circulating concentrations of GLP-1 and GIP are low and can be difficult to assay in
V K Zhalimov et al.
Biofizika, 57(2), 308-316 (2012-05-19)
It has been shown that sorption of most proteins with the molecular weight lower than 200 kDa from human blood plasma on the surface of perfluorocarbon emulsion, stabilized with proxanol 268, is mainly based on hydrophobic interaction, whereas sorption of
Zunfang Hu et al.
Journal of environmental sciences (China), 25(1), 181-187 (2013-04-17)
Immobilization of enzymes on mesoporous silicas (MS) allows for good reusability. MS with two-dimensional hexagonal pores in diameter up to 14.13 nm were synthesized using Pluronic P123 as template and 1,3,5-triisopropylbenzene as a swelling agent in acetate buffer. The surface
Céline Durand-Gasselin et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(20), 12329-12335 (2011-09-29)
Aggregation of thermosensitive polymer-coated gold nanoparticles was performed in aqueous solution in the presence of a triblock copolymer poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(propylene oxide)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (Pluronic P123, PEO(20)-PPO(68)-PEO(20)). The gold nanoparticles, AuNPs, which are covered by thermosensitive statistical copolymers poly(EO(x)-st-PO(y)), aggregate when the
Liyan Zhao et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 97, 101-108 (2012-05-23)
In this study, curcumin (Cur) loaded mixed micelles (Cur-PF), composed of Pluronic P123 (P123) and Pluronic F68 (F68), was prepared using the thin-film hydration method and evaluated in vitro. The preparation process was optimized with a central composite design (CCD).
A Kiwilsza et al.
Journal of microencapsulation, 30(1), 21-27 (2012-06-09)
Mesoporous material SBA-15 of hexagonal structure was synthesised and its usefulness as a carrier for a poorly soluble drug--lacidipine (LA)--was tested. The source of silica was tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and the structure ordering agent was non-ionic surfactant Pluronic P123. SBA-15
Wei Xu et al.
Drug delivery, 19(4), 208-219 (2012-05-31)
The aim of this study was to construct novel targeting polymeric micelles. Folate-Poly (ethylenimine)-Pluronic copolymers were synthesized. A paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded mixed micelles consisting of Folate-Poly (ethylenimine)-Pluronic and Pluronic L121 copolymers have been developed. The mixed micelles showed nano-sized spherical morphology.
Susruta Samanta et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 117(11), 3250-3257 (2013-02-28)
Curcumin, a naturally occurring drug molecule, has been extensively investigated for its various potential usages in medicine. Its water insolubility and high metabolism rate require the use of drug delivery systems to make it effective in the human body. Among
Tsz Chung Lai et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 99, 27-37 (2011-10-18)
Polyplex particles formed with plasmid DNA (pDNA) and Pluronic P85-block-poly{N-[N-(2-aminoethyl)-2-aminoethyl]aspartamide} (P85-b-P[Asp(DET)]) demonstrated highly effective transfection ability compared to PEG-based block cationomer, PEG-b-P[Asp(DET)]. Ternary polyplexes comprising PEG-b-P[Asp(DET)], poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly(propylene oxide)-b-poly(ethylene oxide)-b-P[Asp(DET)] (P(EPE)-b-P[Asp(DET)]) used as an analog of P85-b-P[Asp(DET)], and pDNA were
Jun Song et al.
Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research, 66(4), 792-798 (2012-07-07)
A novel method for the determination of nickel was established by ultrasonic-assisted cloud point extraction (UA-CPE) prior to flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) analysis. The nickel reacted with N,N'-bis(salicylidene)-1,2-ethanediamine (BSE) to form hydrophobic chelates, which were extracted into the micelles
Laurien Buitinga et al.
Clinical and experimental rheumatology, 29(5), 783-789 (2011-10-04)
The Time Trade-Off (TTO) is an instrument used for valuing health-related quality of life. This study evaluated the test-retest reliability of a computer TTO in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and compared the computer with the interview TTO regarding feasibility and agreement.
Houjian Gong et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(38), 13590-13600 (2012-09-08)
The block polyethers PEO-PPO-ph-PPO-PEO (BPE) and PPO-PEO-ph-PEO-PPO (BEP) are synthesized by anionic polymerization using bisphenol A as initiator. Compared with Pluronic P123, the aggregation behaviors of BPE and BEP at an air/water interface are investigated by the surface tension and
A N Sklifas et al.
Biofizika, 57(2), 317-324 (2012-05-19)
The adsorption abilities of the perfluorocarbon emulsion stabilized by Proxanol 268 were investigated in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, the saturation point for the blood plasma proteins was nearly reached after five minutes of incubation of the emulsion with
Mi Mi Wan et al.
Journal of colloid and interface science, 377(1), 497-503 (2012-04-18)
New concept on the promotion of immobilization and catalytic activity of enzyme on mesoporous silica through template micelles is proposed and realized in this paper. Proper P123 templates are controllable retained in the as-synthesized SBA-15, not only to anchor the
Jianan Shen et al.
Biomaterials, 33(33), 8613-8624 (2012-08-23)
Drug resistance is a main obstacle for the successful chemotherapy of lung cancer. In this work, a new co-delivery system, P85-PEI/TPGS/PTX/shSur complex nanoparticles (PTPNs), to overcome paclitaxel (PTX) resistance in A549 human lung cancer was designed and developed. The experimental
Xijun Zhang et al.
Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical sciences = Hua zhong ke ji da xue xue bao. Yi xue Ying De wen ban = Huazhong keji daxue xuebao. Yixue Yingdewen ban, 31(6), 842-845 (2011-12-17)
This study examined the effect of P85 (a pluronic block copolymer) and microbubble (MB) ultrasound contrast agents under ultrasound irradiation on gene transfection and expression. The pEGFP plasmids that can encode enhanced green fluorescent protein (pEGFP) served as a report
Yanbin Guan et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 34(10), 1719-1728 (2011-11-15)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of pluronic P123 (P123) and pluronic F127 (F127) on intestinal P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and cytochrome P450 3A using the specific substrates rhodamine-123 (R-123) and midazolam, respectively. Caco-2 cells and everted
Wanhua Feng et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 105, 43-50 (2013-01-29)
The interaction between bacteria and surfaces is central to many environmental, industrial and medical applications. Surfactants are commonly used in these applications and can potentially influence the bacterium/surface interaction. The effect of surfactants upon bacterial cell surface thermodynamic properties was
D J Bartley et al.
Veterinary parasitology, 187(3-4), 464-472 (2012-03-21)
Non-specific mechanisms involving ATP-binding cassette drug efflux transporters may play an important role in xenobiotic clearance in ovine gastro-intestinal nematodes. By using transporter inhibitors, the aim of this trial was to assess the possibility of increasing drug bioavailability in the
Marcilio S S Cunha-Filho et al.
TheScientificWorldJournal, 2012, 126723-126723 (2012-05-26)
This work evaluated the potential of Pluronics (varieties F127 and P123) in combination with solubilizing agents to be used as syringeable in situ gelling depots of intratumoral β-lapachone (βLAP). Pluronic dispersions prepared at various concentrations in the absence and the
Huihui Ma et al.
Journal of separation science, 35(18), 2484-2490 (2012-08-30)
A method based on ultrasound-assisted cloud point extraction (CPE) was developed for the determination of phenolic compounds in water samples by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detection (DAD) (HPLC-DAD). A nonionic surfactant, Tergitol 15-S-7, was chosen as the
Amit Kumar Mandal et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 13(7), 1942-1948 (2012-01-10)
The effect of two room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) on the diffusion of three fluorescent dyes in the gel phase of a triblock copolymer, (PEO)(20)-(PPO)(70)-(PEO)(20) [Pluronic P123; poly ethylene oxide (PEO), poly propylene oxide (PPO)], was studied by using fluorescence correlation
Neeta Jain-Gupta et al.
FEMS immunology and medical microbiology, 66(3), 436-444 (2012-11-21)
Brucellosis is the most common zoonotic disease worldwide, and there is no vaccine for human use. Brucella melitensis Rev1, a live attenuated strain, is the commercial vaccine for small ruminants to prevent B. melitensis infections but has been associated with abortions
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