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  • de Oliveira, Paulo F. M.; Torresi, Roberto M.; Emmerling, Franziska; Camargo, Pedro H. C. (2020)
    Mechanochemistry is a promising alternative to solution-based protocols across the chemical sciences, enabling different types of chemistries in solvent-free and environmentally benign conditions. The use of mechanical energy to promote physical and chemical transformations has reached a high level of refinement, allowing for the design of sophisticated molecules and nanostructured materials. Among them, the synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles deserves special attention due to their catalytic applications. In this review, we discuss the recent progress on the development of mechanochemical strategies for the controlled synthesis of noble metal nanostructures. We start by covering the fundamentals of different preparation routes, namely top-down and bottom-up approaches. Next, we focus on the key examples of the mechanochemical synthesis of non-supported and supported metal nanoparticles as well as hybrid nanomaterials containing noble metals. In these examples, in addition to the principles and synthesis mechanisms, their performances in catalysis are discussed. Finally, a perspective of the field is given, where we discuss the opportunities for future work and the challenges of mechanochemical synthesis to produce well-defined noble metal nanoparticles.
  • Thery, Clotilde; Witwer, Kenneth W.; Aikawa, Elena; Jose Alcaraz, Maria; Anderson, Johnathon D.; Andriantsitohaina, Ramaroson; Antoniou, Anna; Arab, Tanina; Archer, Fabienne; Atkin-Smith, Georgia K.; Ayre, D. Craig; Bach, Jean-Marie; Bachurski, Daniel; Baharvand, Hossein; Balaj, Leonora; Baldacchino, Shawn; Bauer, Natalie N.; Baxter, Amy A.; Bebawy, Mary; Beckham, Carla; Zavec, Apolonija Bedina; Benmoussa, Abderrahim; Berardi, Anna C.; Bergese, Paolo; Bielska, Ewa; Blenkiron, Cherie; Bobis-Wozowicz, Sylwia; Boilard, Eric; Boireau, Wilfrid; Bongiovanni, Antonella; Borras, Francesc E.; Bosch, Steffi; Boulanger, Chantal M.; Breakefield, Xandra; Breglio, Andrew M.; Brennan, Meadhbh A.; Brigstock, David R.; Brisson, Alain; Broekman, Marike L. D.; Bromberg, Jacqueline F.; Bryl-Gorecka, Paulina; Buch, Shilpa; Buck, Amy H.; Burger, Dylan; Busatto, Sara; Buschmann, Dominik; Bussolati, Benedetta; Buzas, Edit; Byrd, James Bryan; Camussi, Giovanni; Carter, David R. F.; Caruso, Sarah; Chamley, Lawrence W.; Chang, Yu-Ting; Chaudhuri, Amrita Datta; Chen, Chihchen; Chen, Shuai; Cheng, Lesley; Chin, Andrew R.; Clayton, Aled; Clerici, Stefano P.; Cocks, Alex; Cocucci, Emanuele; Coffey, Robert J.; Cordeiro-da-Silva, Anabela; Couch, Yvonne; Coumans, Frank A. W.; Coyle, Beth; Crescitelli, Rossella; Criado, Miria Ferreira; D'Souza-Schorey, Crislyn; Das, Saumya; de Candia, Paola; De Santana Junior, Eliezer F.; De Wever, Olivier; del Portillo, Hernando A.; Demaret, Tanguy; Deville, Sarah; Devitt, Andrew; Dhondt, Bert; Di Vizio, Dolores; Dieterich, Lothar C.; Dolo, Vincenza; Dominguez Rubio, Ana Paula; Dominici, Massimo; Dourado, Mauricio R.; Driedonks, Tom A. P.; Duarte, Filipe; Duncan, Heather M.; Eichenberger, Ramon M.; Ekstrom, Karin; Andaloussi, Samir E. L.; Elie-Caille, Celine; Erdbrugger, Uta; Falcon-Perez, Juan M.; Fatima, Farah; Fish, Jason E.; Flores-Bellver, Miguel; Forsonits, Andras; Frelet-Barrand, Annie; Fricke, Fabia; Fuhrmann, Gregor; Gabrielsson, Susanne; Gamez-Valero, Ana; Gardiner, Chris; Gaertner, Kathrin; Gaudin, Raphael; Gho, Yong Song; Giebel, Bernd; Gilbert, Caroline; Gimona, Mario; Giusti, Ilaria; Goberdhan, Deborah C.; Goergens, Andre; Gorski, Sharon M.; Greening, David W.; Gross, Julia Christina; Gualerzi, Alice; Gupta, Gopal N.; Gustafson, Dakota; Handberg, Aase; Haraszti, Reka A.; Harrison, Paul; Hegyesi, Hargita; Hendrix, An; Hill, Andrew F.; Hochberg, Fred H.; Hoffmann, Karl F.; Holder, Beth; Holthofer, Harry; Hosseinkhani, Baharak; Hu, Guoku; Huang, Yiyao; Huber, Veronica; Hunt, Stuart; Ibrahim, Ahmed Gamal-Eldin; Ikezu, Tsuneya; Inal, Jameel M.; Isin, Mustafa; Ivanova, Alena; Jackson, Hannah K.; Jacobsen, Soren; Jay, Steven M.; Jayachandran, Muthuvel; Jenster, Guido; Jiang, Lanzhou; Johnson, Suzanne M.; Jones, Jennifer C.; Jong, Ambrose; Jovanovic-Talisman, Tijana; Jung, Stephanie; Kalluri, Raghu; Kano, Shin-ichi; Kaur, Sukhbir; Kawamura, Yumi; Keller, Evan T.; Khamari, Delaram; Khomyakova, Elena; Khvorova, Anastasia; Kierulf, Peter; Kim, Kwang Pyo; Kislinger, Thomas; Klingeborn, Mikael; Klinke, David J.; Kornek, Miroslaw; Kosanovic, Maja M.; Kovacs, Arpad Ferenc; Kraemer-Albers, Eva-Maria; Krasemann, Susanne; Krause, Mirja; Kurochkin, Igor; Kusuma, Gina D.; Kuypers, Soren; Laitinen, Saara; Langevin, Scott M.; Languino, Lucia R.; Lannigan, Joanne; Lasser, Cecilia; Laurent, Louise C.; Lavieu, Gregory; Lazaro-Ibanez, Elisa; Le Lay, Soazig; Lee, Myung-Shin; Lee, Yi Xin Fiona; Lemos, Debora S.; Lenassi, Metka; Leszczynska, Aleksandra; Li, Isaac T. S.; Liao, Ke; Libregts, Sten F.; Ligeti, Erzsebet; Lim, Rebecca; Lim, Sai Kiang; Line, Aija; Linnemannstoens, Karen; Llorente, Alicia; Lombard, Catherine A.; Lorenowicz, Magdalena J.; Lorincz, Akos M.; Lotvall, Jan; Lovett, Jason; Lowry, Michelle C.; Loyer, Xavier; Lu, Quan; Lukomska, Barbara; Lunavat, Taral R.; Maas, Sybren L. N.; Malhi, Harmeet; Marcilla, Antonio; Mariani, Jacopo; Mariscal, Javier; Martens-Uzunova, Elena S.; Martin-Jaular, Lorena; Martinez, M. Carmen; Martins, Vilma Regina; Mathieu, Mathilde; Mathivanan, Suresh; Maugeri, Marco; McGinnis, Lynda K.; McVey, Mark J.; Meckes, David G.; Meehan, Katie L.; Mertens, Inge; Minciacchi, Valentina R.; Moller, Andreas; Jorgensen, Malene Moller; Morales-Kastresana, Aizea; Morhayim, Jess; Mullier, Francois; Muraca, Maurizio; Musante, Luca; Mussack, Veronika; Muth, Dillon C.; Myburgh, Kathryn H.; Najrana, Tanbir; Nawaz, Muhammad; Nazarenko, Irina; Nejsum, Peter; Neri, Christian; Neri, Tommaso; Nieuwland, Rienk; Nimrichter, Leonardo; Nolan, John P.; Hoen, Esther N. M. Nolte-'t; Hooten, Nicole Noren; O'Driscoll, Lorraine; O'Grady, Tina; O'Loghlen, Ana; Ochiya, Takahiro; Olivier, Martin; Ortiz, Alberto; Ortiz, Luis A.; Osteikoetxea, Xabier; Ostegaard, Ole; Ostrowski, Matias; Park, Jaesung; Pegtel, D. Michiel; Peinado, Hector; Perut, Francesca; Pfaffl, Michael W.; Phinney, Donald G.; Pieters, Bartijn C. H.; Pink, Ryan C.; Pisetsky, David S.; von Strandmann, Elke Pogge; Polakovicova, Iva; Poon, Ivan K. H.; Powell, Bonita H.; Prada, Ilaria; Pulliam, Lynn; Quesenberry, Peter; Radeghieri, Annalisa; Raffai, Robert L.; Raimondo, Stefania; Rak, Janusz; Ramirez, Marcel; Raposo, Graca; Rayyan, Morsi S.; Regev-Rudzki, Neta; Ricklefs, Franz L.; Robbins, Paul D.; Roberts, David D.; Rodrigues, Silvia C.; Rohde, Eva; Rome, Sophie; Rouschop, Kasper M. A.; Rughetti, Aurelia; Russell, Ashley E.; Saa, Paula; Sahoo, Susmita; Salas-Huenuleo, Edison; Sanchez, Catherine; Saugstad, Julie A.; Saul, Meike J.; Schiffelers, Raymond M.; Schneider, Raphael; Schoyen, Tine Hiorth; Scott, Aaron; Shahaj, Eriomina; Sharma, Shivani; Shatnyeva, Olga; Shekari, Faezeh; Shelke, Ganesh Vilas; Shetty, Ashok K.; Shiba, Kiyotaka; Siljander, Pia R-M; Silva, Andreia M.; Skowronek, Agata; Snyder, Orman L.; Soares, Rodrigo Pedro; Sodar, Barbara W.; Soekmadji, Carolina; Sotillo, Javier; Stahl, Philip D.; Stoorvogel, Willem; Stott, Shannon L.; Strasser, Erwin F.; Swift, Simon; Tahara, Hidetoshi; Tewari, Muneesh; Timms, Kate; Tiwari, Swasti; Tixeira, Rochelle; Tkach, Mercedes; Toh, Wei Seong; Tomasini, Richard; Torrecilhas, Ana Claudia; Pablo Tosar, Juan; Toxavidis, Vasilis; Urbanelli, Lorena; Vader, Pieter; van Balkom, Bas W. M.; van der Grein, Susanne G.; Van Deun, Jan; van Herwijnen, Martijn J. C.; Van Keuren-Jensen, Kendall; van Niel, Guillaume; van Royen, Martin E.; van Wijnen, Andre J.; Helena Vasconcelos, M.; Vechetti, Ivan J.; Veit, Tiago D.; Vella, Laura J.; Velot, Emilie; Verweij, Frederik J.; Vestad, Beate; Vinas, Jose L.; Visnovitz, Tamas; Vukman, Krisztina V.; Wahlgren, Jessica; Watson, Dionysios C.; Wauben, Marca H. M.; Weaver, Alissa; Webber, Jason P.; Weber, Viktoria; Wehman, Ann M.; Weiss, Daniel J.; Welsh, Joshua A.; Wendt, Sebastian; Wheelock, Asa M.; Wiener, Zoltan; Witte, Leonie; Wolfram, Joy; Xagorari, Angeliki; Xander, Patricia; Xu, Jing; Yan, Xiaomei; Yanez-Mo, Maria; Yin, Hang; Yuana, Yuana; Zappulli, Valentina; Zarubova, Jana; Zekas, Vytautas; Zhang, Jian-ye; Zhao, Zezhou; Zheng, Lei; Zheutlin, Alexander R.; Zickler, Antje M.; Zimmermann, Pascale; Zivkovic, Angela M.; Zocco, Davide; Zuba-Surma, Ewa K. (2018)
    The last decade has seen a sharp increase in the number of scientific publications describing physiological and pathological functions of extracellular vesicles (EVs), a collective term covering various subtypes of cell-released, membranous structures, called exosomes, microvesicles, microparticles, ectosomes, oncosomes, apoptotic bodies, and many other names. However, specific issues arise when working with these entities, whose size and amount often make them difficult to obtain as relatively pure preparations, and to characterize properly. The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) proposed Minimal Information for Studies of Extracellular Vesicles ("MISEV") guidelines for the field in 2014. We now update these "MISEV2014" guidelines based on evolution of the collective knowledge in the last four years. An important point to consider is that ascribing a specific function to EVs in general, or to subtypes of EVs, requires reporting of specific information beyond mere description of function in a crude, potentially contaminated, and heterogeneous preparation. For example, claims that exosomes are endowed with exquisite and specific activities remain difficult to support experimentally, given our still limited knowledge of their specific molecular machineries of biogenesis and release, as compared with other biophysically similar EVs. The MISEV2018 guidelines include tables and outlines of suggested protocols and steps to follow to document specific EV-associated functional activities. Finally, a checklist is provided with summaries of key points.
  • Zarejousheghani, Mashaalah; Lorenz, Wilhelm; Vanninen, Paula; Alizadeh, Taher; Cämmerer, Malcolm; Borsdorf, Helko (2019)
    Explosives are of significant interest to homeland security departments and forensic investigations. Fast, sensitive and selective detection of these chemicals is of great concern for security purposes as well as for triage and decontamination in contaminated areas. To this end, selective sorbents with fast binding kinetics and high binding capacity, either in combination with a sensor transducer or a sampling/sample-preparation method, are required. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) show promise as cost-effective and rugged artificial selective sorbents, which have a wide variety of applications. This manuscript reviews the innovative strategies developed in 57 manuscripts (published from 2006 to 2019) to use MIP materials for explosives. To the best of our knowledge, there are currently no commercially available MIP-modified sensors or sample preparation methods for explosives in the market. We believe that this review provides information to give insight into the future prospects and potential commercialization of such materials. We warn the readers of the hazards of working with explosives.
  • Parkkila, Petteri; Viitala, Tapani (2020)
    We have utilized multiparametric surface plasmon resonance and impendance-based quartz crystal microbalance instruments to study the distribution coefficients of catechol derivatives in cell model membranes. Our findings verify that the octanol-water partitioning coefficient is a poor descriptor of the total lipid affinity for small molecules which show limited lipophilicity in the octanol-water system. Notably, 3-methoxytyramine, the methylated derivative of the neurotransmitter dopamine, showed substantial affinity to the lipids despite its nonlipophilic nature predicted by octanol-water partitioning. The average ratio of distribution coefficients between 3-methoxytyramine and dopamine was 8.0. We also found that the interactions between the catechols and the membranes modeling the cell membrane outer leaflet are very weak, suggesting a mechanism other than the membrane-mediated mechanism of action for the neurotransmitters at the postsynaptic site. The average distribution coefficient for these membranes was one-third of the average value for pure phosphatidylcholine membranes, calculated using all compounds. In the context of our previous work, we further theorize that membrane-bound enzymes can utilize membrane headgroup partitioning to find their substrates. This could explain the differences in enzyme affinity between soluble and membrane-bound isoforms of catechol-O-methyltransferase, an essential enzyme in catechol metabolism.
  • Akl, Mohamed A.; Kartal-Hodzic, Alma; Suutari, Teemu; Oksanen, Timo; Montagner, Isabella Monia; Rosato, Antonio; Ismael, Hatem R.; Afouna, Mohsen I.; Caliceti, Paolo; Yliperttula, Marjo; Samy, Ahmed M.; Mastrotto, Francesca; Salmaso, Stefano; Viitala, Tapani (2019)
    The exploitation of curcumin for oral disease treatment is limited by its low solubility, poor bioavailability, and low stability. Surface-functionalized poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) have shown promising results to ameliorate selective delivery of drugs to the gastro-intestinal tract. In this study, curcumin-loaded PLGA NPs (C-PLGA NPs) of about 200 nm were surface-coated with chitosan (CS) for gastro-intestinal mucosa adhesion, wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) for colon targeting or GE11 peptide for tumor colon targeting. Spectrometric and zeta potential analyses confirmed the successful functionalization of the C-PLGA NPs. Real-time label-free assessment of the cell membrane-NP interactions and NP cell uptake were performed by quartz crystal microbalance coupled with supported lipid bilayers and by surface plasmon resonance coupled with living cells. The study showed that CS-coated C-PLGA NPs interact with cells by the electrostatic mechanism, while both WGA- and GE11-coated C-PLGA NPs interact and are taken up by cells by specific active mechanisms. In vitro cell uptake studies corroborated the real-time label-free assessment by yielding a curcumin cell uptake of 7.3 ± 0.3, 13.5 ± 1.0, 27.3 ± 4.9, and 26.0 ± 1.3 μg per 104 HT-29 cells for noncoated, CS-, WGA-, and GE11-coated C-PLGA NPs, respectively. Finally, preliminary in vivo studies showed that the WGA-coated C-PLGA NPs efficiently accumulate in the colon after oral administration to healthy Balb/c mice. In summary, the WGA- and GE11-coated C-PLGA NPs displayed high potential for application as active targeted carriers for anticancer drug delivery to the colon.
  • Carney, Randy P.; Hazari, Sidhartha; Rojalin, Tatu; Knudson, Alisha; Gao, Tingjuan; Tang, Yuchen; Liu, Ruiwu; Viitala, Tapani; Yliperttula, Marjo; Lam, Kit S. (2017)
    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 via key proteins, lipids, metabolites, and microRNAs. Recent proteomics evidence suggests that tumor-associated exosomes exhibit distinct expression of certain membrane proteins, rendering those proteins as attractive targets for diagnostic or therapeutic application, yet it is not currently feasible to distinguish circulating EVs in complex biofluids according to their tissue of origin or state of disease. Here, peptide binding to tumor-associated EVs via overexpressed membrane protein is demonstrated. It is found that SKOV-3 ovarian tumor cells and their released EVs express alpha(3)beta(1) integrin, which can be targeted by the in-house cyclic nonapeptide, LXY30. After measuring bulk SKOV-3 EV association with LXY30 by flow cytometry, Raman spectral analysis of laser-trapped single exosomes with LXY30-dialkyne conjugate enables the differentiation of cancer-associated exosomes from noncancer exosomes. Furthermore, the foundation for a highly specific detection platform for tumor-EVs in solution with biosensor surface-immobilized LXY30 is introduced. LXY30 not only exhibits high specificity and affinity to alpha(3)beta(1) integrin-expressing EVs, but also reduces EV uptake into SKOV-3 parent cells, demonstrating the possibility for therapeutic application.