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Article Nanoscale ; Volume 10, Issue 15 , 2018 , Pages 7108-7115 ; 20403364 (ISSN) ; Montazeri, A ; Naghdabadi, R ; Hajipour, M. J ; Zanganeh, S ; Caracciolo, G ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Royal Society of Chemistry 2018
Once in biological fluids, the surface of nanoparticles (NPs) is rapidly covered with a layer of biomolecules (i.e., the "protein corona") whose composition strongly determines their biological identity, regulates interactions with biological entities including cells and the immune system, and consequently directs the biological fate and pharmacokinetics of nanoparticles. We recently introduced the concept of a "personalized protein corona" which refers to the formation of different biological identities of the exact same type of NP after being exposed to extract plasmas from individuals who have various types of diseases. As different diseases have distinct metabolomic profiles and...
Article Nanoscale ; Volume 7, Issue 11 , Feb , 2015 , Pages 5004-5013 ; 20403364 (ISSN) ; Dinarvand, R ; Ghahremani, M. H ; Hormozi-Nezhad, M. R ; Mahmoudi, Z ; Hajipour, M. J ; Atyabi, F ; Ghavami, M ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Royal Society of Chemistry 2015
Protein fibrillation process (e.g., from amyloid beta (Aβ) and α-synuclein) is the main cause of several catastrophic neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson diseases. During the past few decades, nanoparticles (NPs) were recognized as one of the most promising tools for inhibiting the progress of the disease by controlling the fibrillation kinetic process; for instance, gold NPs have a strong capability to inhibit Aβ fibrillations. It is now well understood that a layer of biomolecules would cover the surface of NPs (so called "protein corona") upon the interaction of NPs with protein sources. Due to the fact that the biological species (e.g., cells and amyloidal...
Mechanistic understanding of the interactions between nano-objects with different surface properties and α-synuclein, Article ACS Nano ; Volume 13, Issue 3 , 2019 , Pages 3243-3256 ; 19360851 (ISSN) ; Hosseini, A ; Adeli, M ; Ejtehadi, M. R ; Christiansen, G ; Sahin, C ; Tu, Z ; Tavakol, M ; Dilmaghani Marand, A ; Nabipour, I ; Farzadfar, F ; Otzen, D. E ; Mahmoudi, M ; Hajipour, M. J ; Sharif University of Technology
American Chemical Society 2019
Aggregation of the natively unfolded protein α-synuclein (α-syn) is key to the development of Parkinson's disease (PD). Some nanoparticles (NPs) can inhibit this process and in turn be used for treatment of PD. Using simulation strategies, we show here that α-syn self-assembly is electrostatically driven. Dimerization by head-to-head monomer contact is triggered by dipole-dipole interactions and subsequently stabilized by van der Waals interactions and hydrogen bonds. Therefore, we hypothesized that charged nano-objects could interfere with this process and thus prevent α-syn fibrillation. In our simulations, positively and negatively charged graphene sheets or superparamagnetic iron oxide...
Article Scientific Reports ; Volume 9, Issue 1 , 2019 ; 20452322 (ISSN) ; Hosseini, A ; Taghavi, F ; Jafari, S ; Lotfabadi, A ; Ejtehadi, M. R ; Shahbazi, S ; Fattahi, A ; Ghasemi, A ; Barzegari, E ; Evini, M ; Saboury, A. A ; Shahri, S. M. K ; Ghaemi, B ; Ng, E. P ; Awala, H ; Omrani, F ; Nabipour, I ; Raoufi, M ; Dinarvand, R ; shahpasand, K ; Mintova, S ; Hajipour, M. J ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Nature Publishing Group 2019
Fibrinogen is one of the key proteins that participate in the protein corona composition of many types of nanoparticles (NPs), and its conformational changes are crucial for activation of immune systems. Recently, we demonstrated that the fibrinogen highly contributed in the protein corona composition at the surface of zeolite nanoparticles. Therefore, understanding the interaction of fibrinogen with zeolite nanoparticles in more details could shed light of their safe applications in medicine. Thus, we probed the molecular interactions between fibrinogen and zeolite nanoparticles using both experimental and simulation approaches. The results indicated that fibrinogen has a strong and...