Chengying Xie

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Angiogenesis is an important process in cell development, especially in cancer. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling is an important regulator of angiogenesis. Several therapies that act against VEGF signal transduction have been developed, including YN968D1, which is a potent inhibitor of the VEGF signaling pathway. This study investigated(More)
Emulsion electrospinning was used in the present study to prepare core-sheath structured fibers with core-loading of hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT), and their antitumor activities were evaluated both in vitro on cancer cell lines and in vivo on tumor bearing mice via intratumoral implantation. Compared with our previous investigation on blend electrospun(More)
Lapatinib-resistance is a major problem for HER2-positive breast cancer treatment. SK-BR-3-LR, a lapatinib-resistant cell clone, was established from HER2-positive SK-BR-3 breast cancer cells following chronic exposure to lapatinib. The PI3K/AKT signaling pathway was demonstrated to be resistant to HER2 inhibition in SK-BR-3-LR cells. However, both(More)
Inhibitors of tumor angiogenesis and metastasis are increasingly emerging as promising agents for cancer therapy. Recently, heparanase inhibitors have offered a new avenue for such work because heparanase is thought to be critically involved in the metastatic and angiogenic potentials of tumor cells. Here, we report that oligomannurarate sulfate (JG3), a(More)
Misregulation of hedgehog (Hh) signaling has been implicated in the pathogenesis of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and medulloblastoma. Vismodegib, an orally bioavailable Hh signal pathway inhibitor targeting Smo, has been approved for the treatment of advanced BCC. However, acquired drug resistance to vismodegib induced by point mutation in Smo is emerging as(More)
Hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) is valid to various malignant tumors, but its insoluble and unstable lactone ring in physiological environment have restricted the clinic application. This work was aimed to formulate HCPT-loaded poly(DL-lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) (PELA) fibrous mats through blend electrospinning with 2-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin(More)
Controlled nucleation and growth of hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals on electrospun fibers should play important roles in fabrication of composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, but no attempt has been made to clarify the effects of chemical group densities and the cooperation of two and more groups on the biomineralization process. The aim of the(More)
A novel water-soluble heptaplatin analogue, cis-[(4R,5R)-4,5-bis-(aminomethyl)-2-isopropyl-1,3-dioxolane](3-hydroxy-1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylato)platinum(II), has been synthesized and biologically evaluated. The complex shows more activity and less toxicity than its parent drug heptaplatin, exhibiting the great potential for further development.
P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major limiting factor in the efficacy of most microtubule-targeting agents. Here, we investigated the novel, synthetic, and small-molecule microtubule-destabilizing agent, 2-(2-amino-5-(1-ethyl-1H-indol-5-yl) pyrimidin-4-yl) phenol (YHHU0895), for its anti-tumor activity and potential for overcoming(More)