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Adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) is a multifunctional nucleotide, which plays a vital role in many biological processes, including muscle contraction, cells functioning, synthesis and degradation of important cellular compounds, and membrane transport. Thus, the development of ATP-responsive controlled release system for bioorganism application is very(More)
The development of multifunctional nanocarrier with each unit functioning at the correct time and location is a challenge for clinical applications. With this in mind, a type of intelligent mesoporous silica nanocarrier (PGFMSN) is proposed for matrix metalloprotease 2 (MMP 2)-triggered tumor targeting and release by integrating programmed packing and MMP(More)
Remote light control of drug release enhances our ability to address the complexity of biological systems because of its remarkable spatial/temporal resolution. Here, a new class of remote-controlled release system by incorporating photoacid generator (PAG) into graphene oxide-capped mesoporous silica was designed for delivering drug payloads to cancer(More)
This paper proposed a natural gelatin capped mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN@Gelatin) based pH-responsive delivery system for intracellular anticancer drug controlled release. In this system, the gelatin, a proteinaceous biopolymer derived from the processing of animal collagen, was grafted onto the MSN to form a capping layer via temperature-induced(More)
In this paper, a reversible light-responsive molecule-gated system based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) functionalized with thymine derivatives is designed and demonstrated. The closing/opening protocol and release of the entrapped guest molecules is related by a photodimerization-cleavage cycle of thymine upon different irradiation. In the(More)
A highly sensitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) strategy was developed for the protein kinase A (PKA) activity and inhibition assay based on double-quenching of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) ECL by G-quadruplex-hemin DNAzyme and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). In this strategy, the GQDs were modified onto the indium-tin oxide (ITO) electrode and further(More)
Noble-metal fluorescent nanoparticles have attracted considerable interest on account of their excellent properties and potential applicable importance in many fields. Particularly, we recently found that poly(thymine) (poly T) could template the formation of fluorescent copper nanoparticles (CuNPs), offering admirable potential as novel functional(More)
Measuring pH in living cells is of great importance for better understanding cellular functions as well as providing pivotal assistance for early diagnosis of diseases. In this work, we report the first use of a novel kind of label-free carbon dots for intracellular ratiometric fluorescence pH sensing. By simple one-pot hydrothermal treatment of citric acid(More)
DNA-templated copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) have emerged as promising fluorescent probes for biochemical assays, but the reported monomeric CuNPs remain problematic because of weak fluorescence and poor stability. To solve this problem, a novel concatemeric dsDNA-templated CuNPs (dsDNA-CuNPs) strategy was proposed by introducing the rolling circle(More)