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Recent advances in efficient microRNA (miRNA) delivery techniques using brain-targeted nanoparticles offer critical information for understanding the functional role of miRNAs in vivo, and for supporting targeted gene therapy in terms of treating miRNA-associated neurological diseases. Here, we report the rabies virus glycoprotein (RVG)-labeled non-toxic(More)
Graphene oxide has unique physiochemical properties, showing great potential in biomedical applications. In the present work, functionalized reduced graphene oxide (PEG-BPEI-rGO) has been developed as a nanotemplate for photothermally triggered cytosolic drug delivery by inducing endosomal disruption and subsequent drug release. PEG-BPEI-rGO has the ability(More)
This work demonstrates successful delivery of a gene to EGFR-overexpressed cancer cells by using a rationally designed branched GE11 peptide as a targeting ligand. In addition, we exploited the effect of the divalent structure of the branched GE11 peptide on the gene delivery and tumor targeting efficiency, compared to the monovalent GE11 peptide. The GE11(More)
Atherosclerosis occurs preferentially in arterial regions exposed to disturbed blood flow. Targeting these pro-atherogenic regions is a potential anti-atherogenic therapeutic approach, but it has been extremely challenging. Here, using in vivo phage display approach and the partial carotid ligation model of flow-induced atherosclerosis in mouse, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES MicroRNA 145 is known to be responsible for cellular proliferation, and its enhanced expression reportedly inhibits the retardation of vascular smooth muscle cell growth specifically. In this study, we developed a microRNA 145 nanoparticle immobilized, hyaluronic acid (HA)-coated stent. MATERIALS AND METHODS For the gene therapy,(More)
Di-sulfide linked polyethylenimine coated gold nanoparticles (ssPEI-GNPs) of 20 nm size was prepared in order to deliver the genes to target site. DLS and TEM analysis demonstrated that the GNPs have average size of 13 nm in diameter. Upon coating the GNPs with ssPEI in the weight ratio of 1:3, the average hydrodynamic diameter of the ssPEI-GNPs was found(More)
Since cisplatin, cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(ii), received FDA approval for use in cancer treatment in 1978, platinum-based drugs have been one of the most widely used drugs for the treatment of tumors in testicles, ovaries, head and neck. However, there are concerns associated with the use of platinum-based anticancer drugs, owing to severe side effects(More)
CPIEDRPMC (RPM) peptide is a peptide that specifically targets invasive colorectal cancer, which is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In this study, we exploited RPM peptide as a targeting ligand to produce a novel and efficient gene delivery system that could potentially be used to treat invasive colon cancer. In order to(More)
A liposome-based fluorescence sensing system for apoptotic cells has been developed from stimuli-responsive poly(diacetylene)-liposomes for the first time. The combination of the liposome components, a phosphatidylserine-binding Zn(II)-dipicolylamine component and an alcohol-terminated component in the ratio of 2:1, has led to an efficient detection system(More)
For effective treatment of restenosis, therapeutic genes are delivered locally from a coated stent at the site of injury, leading to inhibition of smooth muscle proliferation and neo-intimal hyperplasia while promoting re-endothelialization. In a previous study, we delivered Akt1 siRNA nanoparticles (ASNs) from a hyaluronic acid (HA)-coated stent surface to(More)