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CuO nanowires and nanorods were synthesized through a novel controllable solution-phase hydrothermal method using a nonionic surfactant polyethylene glycol (PEG) as the structure-directing template. The lengths of obtained 1D CuO nanostructures could be successfully controlled through choosing different molecular weights of PEG. The phase structures and(More)
Aiming at the enhancement of the physicochemical stability as well as the sustained-release property of conventional liposomes, a novel polymerized vesicular carrier, 10,12-pentacosadiynoic acid (PCDA) vesicles, loaded with paclitaxel as a model hydrophobic drug has been successfully constituted by incorporation of a polymerizable diacetylene into the lipid(More)
The term theranostics, which is derived from “diagnostics” and “therapy”, refers to a treatment strategy that combines a diagnostic test and a specific therapy based on the test results. This integration of diagnostic imaging capability with therapy is critical in addressing the challenges of cancer heterogeneity and adaptation. Therefore, theranostic(More)
The aim of this paper was to develop a novel bi-mode ultrasound/fluorescent imaging agent through stepwise layer-by-layer deposition of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and CdTe quantum dots (QDs) onto ST68 microbubbles (MBs) produced by sonication of a mixture of surfactants (Span 60 and Tween 80). The experiments using photoluminescence spectroscopy(More)
A novel polymerized vesicular carrier loaded with paclitaxel was developed by introducing the ultraviolet (UV) cross-linkable 10,12-pentacosadiynoic acid (PCDA) into bilayered phospholipid vesicles with the purpose of improving the physicochemical stability as well as the controlled-release property of liposomes. Dynamic light scattering (DLS) and(More)
Among all the imaging techniques, ultrasound imaging has a unique advantage due to its features of real-time, low cost, high safety, and portability. Ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) have been widely used to enhance ultrasonic signals. One of the most exciting features of UCAs for use in biomedicine is the possibility of easily putting new combinations of(More)
In this paper, an improved method for detection of Concanavalin A (Con A) with label-free optical biosensors is reported. 1-Dodecanethiol (DDT) was self-assembled onto gold nanoparticles which were deposited on glass slides, and then glycolipid molecules were inserted into dodecanethiol by physical interactions only. The recognition between Con A and(More)
A fluorescent transducer with the combination of the unique property of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) and enzymatic inhibition assays was successfully constructed for the purpose of ultrasensitive determination of Cu(2+) ions. Alcohol oxidase (AO) catalyzed the oxidation of methanol to produce hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), inducing the quenching of QDs(More)