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Methotrexate (MTX), a stoichiometric inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase, is a chemotherapeutic agent for treating a variety of neoplasms. Impairment of drug import into cells and increase in drug export from cells may render cells resistant to MTX. MTX, when locally administered in a soluble form, is rapidly absorbed through capillaries into the(More)
LaB6 nanoparticles possess excellent near-infrared (NIR) photothermal conversion properties. Vancomycin can interact strongly with a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Fe3O4 nanoparticles could be used as the carrier for magnetic separation. In this work, vancomycin and Fe3O4 nanoparticles were successfully bound onto the surface of(More)
Nanoparticles with an iron core and gold shell (denoted "Fe@AuÓ") have been reported to limit cancer-cell proliferation and therefore have been proposed as a potential anti-cancer agent. However, the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. In this study, we used flow cytometry, confocal fluorescence microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy to(More)
UNLABELLED Gold-coated iron nanoparticles (NPs) selectively and significantly (P <0.0001) inhibit proliferation of oral- and colorectal-cancer cells in vitro at doses as low as 5 μg/mL, but have little adverse effect on normal healthy control cells. The particle treatment caused delay in cell-cycle progression, especially in the S-phase. There was no(More)
Silver/iron oxide composite nanoparticles have been synthesized successfully via a facile one-pot green route by the use of l-arginine, which created an aqueous solution of about pH 10 and acted as a reducing agent for the successive formation of iron oxide and Ag nanoparticles. The product was characterized to be silver-coated iron oxide and iron oxide(More)
A screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE) modified with polyacrylic acid-coated multi-wall carbon nanotubes (PAA-MWCNTs) has been prepared by the dispersion of MWCNTs in PAA aqueous solution via sonication and the followed drop-coating for the simultaneous determination of norepinephrine (NE), uric acid (UA), and ascorbic acid (AA). The presence of PAA(More)
A novel magnetic nano-adsorbent was developed by treating Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles with gum arabic to remove copper ions from aqueous solutions. Gum arabic was attached to Fe(3)O(4) via the interaction between the carboxylic groups of gum arabic and the surface hydroxyl groups of Fe(3)O(4). The surface modification did not result in the phase change of(More)
A novel magnetic nanocarrier (CD-GAMNPs) was fabricated for targeted anticancer drug delivery by grafting cyclodextrin (CD) onto gum arabic modified magnetic nanoparticles (GAMNPs) using hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI) as a linker. Analyses by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) revealed that the product had a mean(More)
OBJECTIVE Angiogenesis plays a part in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and nanogold inhibits the activity of an angiogenic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). We therefore investigated whether intraarticular delivery of nanogold ameliorates collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in rats. METHODS Binding of 13-nm nanogold to VEGF in(More)
A novel magnetic nano-adsorbent has been developed by the covalent binding of polyacrylic acid (PAA) on the surface of Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles and the followed amino-functionalization using diethylenetriamine (DETA) via carbodiimide activation. Transmission electron microscopy image showed that the amino-functionalized Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles were quite(More)