Chenguang Zhou

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Psoralea corylifolia L. (Fabaceae) is a widely used medical plant in China. This study was designed to screen and identify bioactive compounds with anticancer activity from the seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L. One volatile fraction (fraction I) and three other fractions (fraction II, III, IV) from methanol extraction of P. corylifolia L. were obtained.(More)
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)
Traditionally, active compounds were discovered from natural products by repeated isolation and bioassays, which can be highly time consuming. Here, we have developed a data mining approach using the casual discovery algorithm to identify active compounds from mixtures by investigating the correlation between their chemical composition and bioactivity in(More)
We describe the current state of our multi-agent system for agents playing games in grid-like domains. The framework follows the BDI model of agency and is used as the main project for a seminar course on agent-oriented programming and design. When it comes to design, the Prometheus methodology has been used by relying on the Prometheus design tool (PDT)(More)