Chengyan Dong

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Differently sized NaGdF(4) nanocrystals with narrow particle size distributions were synthesized by a high temperature approach. Upon ligand exchange, the as-prepared hydrophobic NaGdF(4) nanocrystals were transferred into water by using asymmetric PEGs simultaneously bearing phosphate and maleimide groups. Further investigations demonstrated that the(More)
There is growing interest in the development of radiolabeled multivalent ligands because of their higher tumor uptake versus that of the corresponding monomer. This report presents the synthesis of a [Tyr(3)]octreotide dimer conjugate, HYNIC-E([Tyr(3)]octreotide)2 {HYNIC-TOC2, HYNIC = 6-[2-(2-sulfonatobenzaldehyde)hydrazono]nicotinyl}, and its biological(More)
UNLABELLED The protein, thyroid hormone-responsive SPOT 14 homolog (Thrsp), has been reported to be a lipogenic gene in cultured hepatocytes, implicating an important role of Thrsp in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Thrsp expression is known to be regulated by a variety of transcription factors, including thyroid hormone(More)
We recently designed and synthesized a Glu-c(RGDyK)-bombesin (RGD-BBN) heterodimeric peptide exhibiting a dual integrin α(v)β(3) and gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) targeting property. In this study, we investigated whether (99m)Tc-labeled RGD-BBN peptide could be used for the noninvasive detection of lung carcinoma by using small-animal(More)
256 T Th he er ra an no os st ti ic cs s Abstract Purpose: Targeted radiotherapy (TRT) is an emerging approach for tumor treatment. Previously, 3PRGD 2 (a dimeric RGD peptide with 3 PEG 4 linkers) has been demonstrated to be of advantage for integrin α v β 3 targeting. Given the promising results of 99m Tc-3PRGD 2 for lung cancer detection in human beings,(More)
Peptides are excellent biointerface molecules and diagnostic probes with many advantages such as good penetration, short turnover time, and low cost. We report here an efficient peptide screening strategy based on in situ single bead sequencing on a microarray. Two novel peptides YLFFVFER (H6) and KLRLEWNR (H10) specifically binding to the tumor biomarker(More)
PURPOSE Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have gained increasing interest for tissue regeneration and transplantation therapies. However, teratoma formation after iPSC transplantation is one of the most serious drawbacks that may limit their further clinical application. We investigated here whether human iPSC-derived(More)
There is a critical need to develop diagnostic procedures enabling early detection of tumors while at a curable stage. Technetium 99m (99mTc)-labeled VQ peptide (99mTc-HYNIC-VQ) identified through screening phage display peptide libraries against fresh human colonic adenomas was prepared and evaluated for tumor detection. 99mTc-HYNIC-VQ was prepared by a(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor mutant III (EGFRvIII) is exclusively expressed in tumors, such as glioblastoma, breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma, but never in normal organs. Increasing evidence suggests that EGFRvIII has clinical significance in glioblastoma prognosis due to its enhanced tumorigenicity and chemo/radio resistance, thus the(More)
The reversible combination of a ligand with specific sites on the surface of a receptor is one of the most important processes in biochemistry. A classic equation with a useful simple graphical method was introduced to obtain the equilibrium constant, K d , and the maximum density of receptors, B max. The entire 125 I-labeled ligand binding experiment(More)