Dong-Hwang Chen

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Lipase was covalently bound onto Fe(3)O(4) magnetic nanoparticles (12.7 nm) via carbodiimide activation. The Fe(3)O(4) magnetic nanoparticles were prepared by coprecipitating Fe(2+) and Fe(3+) ions in an ammonia solution and treating under hydrothermal conditions. The analyses of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that(More)
Yeast alcohol dehydrogenase (YADH) was immobilized covalently on Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (10.6 nm) via carbodiimide activation. The immobilization process did not affect the size and structure of magnetic nanoparticles. The YADH-immobilized magnetic nanoparticles were superparamagnetic with a saturation magnetization of 61 emu g−1, only slightly lower(More)
Monodisperse chitosan-bound Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles were developed as a novel magnetic nano-adsorbent for the removal of heavy metal ions. Chitosan was first carboxymethylated and then covalently bound on the surface of Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles via carbodiimide activation. Transmission electron microscopy micrographs showed that the chitosan-bound Fe(3)O(4)(More)
Methotrexate (MTX), a stoichiometric inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase, is a chemotherapeutic agent for treating a variety of neoplasms. Impairment of drug import into cells and increase in drug export from cells may render cells resistant to MTX. MTX, when locally administered in a soluble form, is rapidly absorbed through capillaries into the(More)
OBJECTIVE Angiogenesis plays a part in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and nanogold inhibits the activity of an angiogenic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). We therefore investigated whether intraarticular delivery of nanogold ameliorates collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in rats. METHODS Binding of 13-nm nanogold to VEGF in(More)
This study presents near-infrared (NIR) light-responsive polymer-nanostructure composite microneedles used for on-demand transdermal drug delivery. Silica-coated lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6@SiO2) nanostructures were incorporated into polycaprolactone microneedles, serving as an NIR absorber. When the microneedles were irradiated with NIR light, light-to-heat(More)
A novel magnetically recoverable Au nanocatalyst was fabricated by the simple adsorption-reduction of Au(III) ions on chitosan-coated iron oxide magnetic nanocarrier. Au nanoparticles with a mean diameter of 3.14 nm were well loaded on the surface of magnetic nanocarrier because chitosan layer provided an effective driving force in the formation and(More)
The monodisperse chitosan-conjugated Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles with a mean diameter of 13.5 nm were fabricated by the carboxymethylation of chitosan and its covalent binding onto Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles via carbodiimide activation. The carboxymethylated chitosan (CMCH)-conjugated Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles with about 4.92 wt.-% of CMCH had an isoelectric point(More)
Pure metallic Cu nanoparticles at a high concentration (up to 0.2 M) have been synthesized by the reduction of cupric chloride with hydrazine in the aqueous CTAB solution. The input of extra inert gases was not necessary. The use of ammonia solution for the adjustment of solution pH up to 10 and the use of hydrazine as a reducing agent in a capped reaction(More)
LaB6 nanoparticles possess excellent near-infrared (NIR) photothermal conversion properties. Vancomycin can interact strongly with a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Fe3O4 nanoparticles could be used as the carrier for magnetic separation. In this work, vancomycin and Fe3O4 nanoparticles were successfully bound onto the surface of(More)