Byoung-chan Bae

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A proposal is herein examined for a novel yet simple design of a polymeric nanogel, with tumor targeting properties and a controllable phototoxicity, utilizing a low molecular weight-hyaluronic acid (HA(LM))/photosensitizer conjugate. HA(LM) was acetylated prior to being dissolved in DMSO (Ac-HA(LM)) and then was conjugated with different amounts of(More)
Self-quenching polysaccharide-based nanogels synthesized from pullulan/folate-pheophorbide-a (Pheo-A) conjugates were investigated for their potential to reduce photosensitizer (PS) phototoxicity in normal tissue and to enhance the efficacy of tumor treatment. While the nanogels showed photoactive properties including fluorescence and singlet oxygen(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has emerged as a treatment for certain malignant-like skin, head and neck, gastrointestinal, and gynecological cancers. The broader acceptance of PDT treatment for large or deep-seated tumors is still hindered, at least in part, by the low photodynamic efficiency of photosensitizers (PS) in the deep-seated tumor environment where(More)
Amphiphilic heparin-retinoic acid (HR) and heparin-folate-retinoic acid bioconjugates (HFR) were synthesized by chemical conjugation of a hydrophobic anticancer agent all-trans-retinoic acid (RA) and a targeting ligand, folic acid (FA), to the high molecular weight heparin backbone. The HR and HFR bioconjugates had a high RA content (22%, w/w) and could(More)
In order to develop a novel self-assembly as a means of cancer cell targeting, self-organized nanogels were prepared from acetylated hyaluronic acid with low molecular weight (AC-HA(LM)). Three samples were obtained (AC-HA(LM)1, 2 and 3) with degrees of acetylation, 0.8, 2.1, or 2.6 acetyl groups per unit (2 glucose rings) of HA(LM) to control their(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new therapeutic approach for the palliative treatment of malignant bile duct obstruction. In this study, we designed photosensitizer-embedded self-expanding nonvascular metal stent (PDT-stent) which allows repeatable photodynamic treatment of cholangiocarcinoma without systemic injection of photosensitizer. Polymeric(More)
To develop a reactive oxygen species (ROS) sensitive drug carrier, a chondroitin sulfate (CS)-anthocyanin (ATC) based nanocomplex was developed. Doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) was loaded in the CS-ATC nanocomplex (CS-ATC-DOX) via intermolecular stacking interaction. The nanocomplex was fabricated by a simple mixing method in the aqueous phase. The(More)
Light-triggered drug delivery is among the most investigated stimulus-response strategies and has been widely explored in cancer treatment. However, the limited specificity of light-triggered drug delivery reduces the therapeutic efficacy and causes considerable undesirable side effects. In this work, we demonstrate a highly tumor-specific light-triggerable(More)
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