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Bovine serum albumin binding study to erlotinib using surface plasmon resonance and molecular docking methods

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Taghipour P. 1, Zakariazadeh M. 2, Sharifi M. 3, Ezzati Nazhad Dolatabadi J. 4, Barzegar A. 5
Published in: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, 2018, Vol. 183, p. 11-15
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is the most abundant protein in the blood circulation and it is commonly used for drug delivery in blood. Therefore, we aim to study BSA interaction with erlotinib [...]

Generation and validation of murine monoclonal and camelid recombinant single domain antibodies specific for human pancreatic glycoprotein 2

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Schlör A. a, Holzlöhner P. a, Listek M. a, Griess C. a, Butze M. a, Micheel B. a, Hentschel Ch. b, Sowa M. b, Roggenbuck D. b,c, Schierack P. c, Füner J. d, Schliebs E. d, Goihl A. e, Reinhold D. e, Hanack K. a
Published in: New Biotechnology, 2018
Pancreatic secretory zymogen-granule membrane glycoprotein 2 (GP2) has been identified as a major autoantigenic target in Crohn’s disease patients. It was reported recently that a long (GP2a) and a short (GP2b) isoform [...]

pH-Controlled Liposomes for Enhanced Cell Penetration in Tumor Environment

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Barattin M. 1, Mattarei A. 2, Balasso A. 1, Paradisi C. 2, Cantù L. 3, Del Favero E. 3, Viitala T. 4, Mastrotto F. 1, Caliceti P. 1, Salmaso S. 1
Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, Vol. 10 (21), p. 17646–17661
An innovative pH-switchable colloidal system that can be exploited for site-selective anticancer drug delivery has been generated by liposome decoration with a new novel synthetic non-peptidic [...]

Biophysical Characterization of Supported Lipid Bilayers Using Parallel Dual-Wavelength Surface Plasmon Resonance and Quartz Crystal Microbalance Measurements

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Parkkila P. 1, Elderfi M. 2, Bunker A. 1, Viitala T. 1
Published in: Langmuir, 2018, Vol. 34 (27), p. 8081-8091
Supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) have been used extensively as an effective model of biological membranes, in the context of in vitro biophysics research, and the membranes of liposomes, [...]

Phage display selection of fully human antibody fragments to inhibit growth-promoting effects of glycine-extended gastrin 17 on human colorectal cancer cells

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Khajeh S .1,2, Tohidkia M.R. 2, Aghanejad A. 2, Mehdipour T. 2, Fathi F. 2, Omidi Y. 2
Published in: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, 2018, Vol. 46
Glycine-extended gastrin 17 (G17-Gly), a dominant processing intermediate of gastrin gene, has been implicated in the development or maintenance of colorectal cancers (CRCs). [...]

Volume expansion of erythrocytes is not the only mechanism responsible for the protection by arginine-based surfactants against hypotonic hemolysis

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Fait M.E. 1, Hermet M. 1, Vazquez R. 2, Mate S. 2, Daza Millone M.A. 3, Vela M.E. 4, Morcelle S.R. 5, Bakas L. 6
Published in: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2018, Vol. 171, p. 134-141
A novel arginine-based cationic surfactant Nα-benzoyl-arginine dodecylamide (Bz-Arg-NHC12) was synthesized in our laboratory. In this paper we study the interaction of [...]

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Platform for Clinically Relevant Oncolytic Enveloped Viruses

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Ylösmäki E. 1, Malorzo C. 1, Capasso C. 1, Honkasalo O. 1, Fusciello M. 1, Martins B. 1, Ylösmäki L. 1, Louna A. 2, Feola S. 1, Paavilainen H. 3, Peltonen K. 1, Hukkanen V. 3, Viitala T. 2, Cerullo V. 4
Published in: Moleuclar Theraphy, 2018, Vol. 9, p. 2315-2325
The approval of the first oncolytic virus for the treatment of metastatic melanoma and the compiling evidence that the use of oncolytic viruses can enhance cancer immunotherapies targeted [...]

High-generation amphiphilic Janus-dendrimers as stabilizing agents for drug suspensions

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Selin M. 1, Nummelin S. 2, Deleu J. 1,3, Ropponen J. 4, Viitala T. 5, Lahtinen M. 6, Koivisto J. 7, Hirvonen J. 1, Peltonen L. 1, Kostinainen M.A. 2,8, Bimbo L.M. 1,9
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2018, Vol. 19 (10), p. 3983–3993
Pharmaceutical nanosuspensions are formed when drug crystals are suspended in aqueous media in the presence of stabilizers. This technology offers a convenient way to enhance [...]

Phase-segregated Membrane Model assessed by a combined SPR-AFM Approach

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Millone D.A.M. 1, Vázquez R.F. 1, Maté S.M. 2, Vela M.E. 3
Published in: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2018, Vol. 172, p. 423-429
Model biomembranes can provide valuable insights into the properties of complex biological membranes. Among several techniques, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) provides [...]

Molecular Details of Retinal Guanylyl Cyclase 1/GCAP-2 Interaction

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Rehkamp A. 1, Tänzler D. 1, Iacobucci C. 1, Golbik R.P. 2, Ihling C.H. 1, Sinz A. 1
Published in: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 2018, Vol. 11
The rod outer segment guanylyl cyclase 1 (ROS-GC1) is an essential component of photo-transduction in the retina. In the light-induced signal cascade, membrane-bound ROS-GC1 restores cGMP levels [...]

Affinity maturation and characterization of the ofatumumab monoclonal antibody

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Payandeh Z. 1, Rajabibazl M. 2,3, Mortazavi Y. 1,4, Rahimpour A. 3, Taromchi A.H. 1,4, Dastmalchi S. 5,6
Published in: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 2018
CD20 molecule, a phosphoprotein with 297 amino acids and four transmembrane domains, is a member of MS4A protein family. Anti-CD20 antibodies such as ofatumumab, which have been developed [...]

Hydrazone crosslinked hyaluronan-based hydrogels for therapeutic delivery of adipose stem cells to treat corneal defects

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Koivusalo L. a, Karvinen J. e, Sorsa E. b, Jönkkäri I. c, Väliaho J. b, Kallio P. b, Ilmarinen T. a, Miettinen S. a, Skottman H. a, Kellomäki M. a, b
Published in: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Vol. 85, 2018, p. 68–78
Corneal blindness is a worldwide problem, plagued by insufficient amount of high-quality donor tissue. Cell therapy using human adipose stem cells (hASCs) has risen as an alternative [...]

Characterization of G4 PAMAM dendrimer complexes with 5-fluorouracil and their interactions with bovine serum albumin

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Tokarczyk K., Jachimska B.
Published in: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2018, Vol. 561, p. 357-363
The success of novel therapeutic strategies relies strongly on the development of a reliable active agent delivery mechanism. In this work, we address he question of how G4 PAMAM dendrimers [...]

Interaction of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase with lipid surfaces and apolipoprotein A-I derived peptides

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Casteleijn M. G., Parkkila P., Viitala T., Koivuniemi A.
Published in: Journal of Lipid Research, 2018
Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) is an enzyme responsible for the formation of cholesteryl esters from unesterified cholesterol (UE) and phospholipid (PL) molecules in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles. [...]

Membrane bound COMT isoform is an interfacial enzyme: general mechanism and new drug design paradigm

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Magarkar A. a,b, Parkkila P. a, Viitala T. a, Lajunen T. a, Mobarak E. c,d, Licari G. e, Cramariuc O. c, Vauthey E. e , Rógc T. d, Bunker A.* a
Published in: Chemical Communications, 2018, Vol. 54, Issue 28, p. 3440-3443
The enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) has water soluble (S-COMT) and membrane associated (MB-COMT), bitopic, isoforms. Of these MB-COMT is a drug target [...]

Topovectorial mechanisms control the juxtamembrane proteolytic processing of Nrf1 to remove its N-terminal polypeptides during maturation of the CNC-bZIP factor

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Xiang Y. 1, Halin J. 2, Fan Z. 1, Hu S. 1, Wang M. 1, Qiu L. 1, Zhang Z. 3, Mattjus P. 2, Zhang Y. 1
Published in: bioRxiv, 2018
The topobiological behaviour of Nrf1 dictates its post-translational modification and its ability to transactivate target genes. Here, we have elucidated that topovectorial mechanisms control [...]

Dispersive solid-phase imprinting of proteins for the production of plastic antibodies

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Ashley J., Feng X., Halder A., Zhou T., Sun Y.*
Published in: Chemical Communications, 2018, Vol. 54 (27), p. 3355-3358
We describe a novel dispersive solid-phase imprinting technique for the production of nano-sized molecularly imprinted polymers (nanoMIPs) as plastic antibodies. The template [...]

Surface Plasmon Resonance for Measuring Exocytosis from Populations of PC12 Cells: Mechanisms of Signal Formation and Assessment of Analytical Capabilities

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Moreira B. 1, Tuoriniemi J. 1, Kouchak Pour N. 1, Mihalčíková L.1, Safina G. 1,2
Published in: Analytical Chemistry, 2017, Vol. 89 (5), p. 3069–3077
Because of cell to cell variation, it is difficult to obtain statistically significant data on the frequency of exocytosis events (Rexocytosis, t–1 m–2) with traditional single cell electrophysiological [...]

Breast Cancer Targeting Peptide Binds Keratin 1: A New Molecular Marker for Targeted Drug Delivery to Breast Cancer

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Soudy R. 1,2,5, Etayash H. 1, Bahadorani K.1, Lavasanifar A. 1,3, Kaur K. 1,4
Published in: Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2017, Vol. 14 (3), p. 593–604
The biomarkers or receptors expressed on cancer cells and the targeting ligands with high binding affinity for biomarkers play a key role in early detection and treatment of breast cancer. [...]

Targeting Tumor-Associated Exosomes with Integrin-Binding Peptides

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Carney R.P. 1, Hazari S. 1, Rojalin T. 2,3, Knudson A. 1, Gao T. 3,4, Tang Y. 3,4, Liu R. 1, Viitala T. 5, Yliperttula M. 5,6, Lam K.S. 1,7
Published in: Advanced Biosystems, 2017, Vol. 1 (5), p. 1600038
All cells expel a variety of nanosized extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes, with composition reflecting the cells' biological state. Cancer pathology is dramatically mediated by EV trafficking [...]