Hai-yan Hong

Learn More
The objectives of the present study were to define whether amlodipine induces apoptosis and what mechanism is involved in the process in human resistant and non-resistant leukemia cells following co-administration of stealth liposomal topotecan with amlodipine, a novel antiresistant liposomes developed by our institution. In three leukemias, K562, HL-60,(More)
Bladder cancer is one of the most common tumors of the genitourinary tract. Here, we use phage display to identify a peptide that targets bladder tumor cells. A phage library containing random peptides was screened for binding to cells from human bladder tumor xenografts. Phage clones were further selected for binding to a bladder tumor cell line in(More)
We developed a new imaging probe for atherosclerotic lesion imaging by chemically conjugating an atherosclerotic plaque-homing peptide (termed the AP peptide) to hydrophobically modified glycol chitosan (HGC) nanoparticles. The AP peptide was previously discovered by using an in vivo phage display screening method. HGC nanoparticles were labeled with the(More)
Imaging or drug delivery tools for atherosclerosis based on the plaque biology are still insufficient. Here, we attempted to identify peptides that selectively home to atherosclerotic plaques using phage display. A phage library containing random peptides was ex vivo screened for binding to human atheroma tissues. After three to four rounds of selection,(More)
Targeting ligands to dysfunctional or activated endothelial cells overlying atherosclerotic plaques could provide tools for selective drug delivery to atherosclerotic lesions. To identify peptides selectively targeting dysfunctional endothelial cells, a phage library was screened against tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) activated bovine aortic(More)
The multi-drug resistance (MDR) could be caused by the over-expression of adenosine triphosphate binding cassette transporters such as p-glycoprotein, thereby resulting in the efflux of anti-cancer drugs from the cells. An anti-resistant stealthy liposomal vincristine plus quinacrine was defined in this study. Human chronic myelogenous leukemia K562 and MDR(More)
Focal cerebral ischemia, known as stroke, is caused by a sudden interruption in the blood supply to the brain. We attempted to identify peptides that can home to ischemic stroke tissue and detect the apoptosis of cells. A phage library displaying random peptides was screened for homing peptides to ischemic stroke tissue in a rat transient middle cerebral(More)
The objectives of this study were to define the pharmacokinetics of recombinant human interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (rhIL-1ra) and its effects on allergic asthma, cell adhesion molecules, and upper respiratory tract following non-parenteral administration in animals. Pharmacokinetics and immunomodulating effects of rhIL-1ra were investigated in(More)
AIM To investigate the cross-talk between oxidative stress and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/AKT signaling pathway in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. METHODS Human RPE cell lines (ARPE-19 cell) were treated with different doses of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Cell viability was determined by a methyl(More)