ChenGuang Zhou

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Bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMMNC) transplantation is a promising therapy for brain ischemia. However, BMMNCs are few in number, and a limited time window is available during which they can penetrate the blood–brain barrier (BBB) and migrate to the brain. We investigated whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) can facilitate BMMNC migration into(More)
BACKGROUND N-lactosyl-dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (Lac-DOPE) was synthesized and evaluated as a liver-specific targeting ligand via asialoglycoprotein receptors for liposomal delivery of doxorubicin. METHODS Lactosylated liposomes encapsulating calcein (Lac-L-calcein) or doxorubicin (Lac-L-DOX) composed of egg phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol,(More)
Delivery of siRNA into cells remains a critical challenge. Our lab has shown a novel polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer with modified pentaerythritol derivative core (PD dendrimer) to exhibit high plasmid DNA transfection efficiency and low cytotoxicity. Here, we evaluate PD dendrimer as a siRNA carrier. Agarose gel electrophoresis and AFM were used to(More)
A novel antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) carrier, polyethylenimine conjugated to linoleic acid (PEI-LA), was synthesized and evaluated for delivery of LOR-2501 to tumor cells. LOR-2501 is an ASO targeting ribonucleotide reductase R1 subunit (RRM1). In this study, PEI-LA was synthesized by reacting PEI (Mw ~ 800) with linoleoyl chloride. Gel retardation assay(More)
Understanding mechanisms of cellular uptake and intracellular release would enable better design of nanocarriers for delivery of nucleic acids such as siRNA and microRNA (miRNA). In this study, we investigated cellular pharmacokinetics of siRNA by co-encapsulating fluorescently labeled siRNA and molecular beacon (MB) in four different formulations of(More)
Embryogenic callus was obtained from young petiole, stem, and root explants of 4-year-old Siberian ginseng plants on medium supplemented with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Embryogenic callus differentiated into somatic embryos (SEs), most of which could germinate but developed abnormally. Friable embryogenic callus was induced mainly from the root regions(More)
An efficient transformation protocol was developed for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Phellodendron amurense Rupr. for using explants from mature seeds. The binary vector pCAMBIA1303, which contained hygromycin phosphotransferase (hptII) as a selectable marker gene and β-glucuronidase (GUS) as a reporter gene, was used for transformation studies.(More)
SUMMARY In order to improve the efficiency and speed of match seeking in fractal compression, this paper presents an Average-Variance function which can make the optimal choice more efficiently. Based on it, we also present a fast optimal choice fractal image compression algorithm and an optimal method of constructing data tree which greatly improve the(More)
Four systems of cyclic somatic embryogenesis of Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim) were used to study the mechanism of embryonic cell cluster generation. The first, direct somatic embryo induction (DSEI), generates secondary embryos directly from the primary somatic embryos; the second, direct embryogenic cell cluster induction (DEC)),(More)
The mechanisms of post-stroke neurogenesis in the subventricular zone (SVZ) are unclear. However, neural stem cell-intrinsic and neurogenic niche mechanisms, as well as neurotransmitters, have been shown to play important roles in SVZ neurogenesis. Recently, a previously unknown population of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT)(+) neurons residing in rodent(More)