Fenglong Zhao

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Adhesion of cancer cell to endothelial cells and the subsequent trans-endothelial migration are key steps in hematogenous metastasis. However, the molecular mechanisms of cancer cell/endothelial cell interaction under hemodynamic shear flow and how shear flow-induced cancer cell mechanotransduction are yet to be fully defined. In this study, we identified(More)
The aberrant activation of Notch-1 signaling pathway has been proven to be associated with the development and progression of cancers. However, the specific roles and the underlying mechanisms of Notch-1 signaling pathway on the malignant behaviors of breast cancer are poorly understood. In this study, using multiple cellular and molecular approaches, we(More)
During their passage through the circulatory system, tumor cells undergo extensive interactions with various host cells including endothelial cells and platelets. Mechanisms mediating tumor cell adhesion, migration, and metastasis to vessel wall under flow condition are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential roles of(More)
Gas-filled microbubbles ultrasound agent have received wide attention, not only because they can improve ultrasound signals, but also they can be used as drug/gene carriers. Among all types of microbubbles fabricated by different membrane materials and core gases, polymer-shell microbubbles are highly promising. Polymeric microbubbles are more stable than(More)
Multifunctional nanomaterials with unique magnetic and luminescent properties have broad potential in biological applications. Because of the overexpression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) receptors in inflammatory endothelial cells as compared with normal endothelial cells, an anti-VCAM-1 monoclonal antibody can be used as a targeting ligand.(More)
Microbubbles (MBs, usually 2-8 microm) as ultrasound contrast agent and drug carrier are promising for ultrasonic imaging and drug delivery. However, MBs posed some limitations due to their large diameters. In the current study, we developed a nanoscale bubbles (nanobubbles, NBs) by encapsulating the doxorubicin (DOX) into poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)(More)
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