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BACKGROUND Cancer stem cells (CSCs) possess the characteristics associated with normal stem cells and are responsible for cancer initiation, recurrence, and metastasis. CD133 is regarded as a CSCs marker of osteosarcoma, which is the most common primary bone malignancy in childhood and adolescence. Salinomycin, a polyether ionophore antibiotic, has been(More)
The clinical use of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PE)-based immunotoxins is limited by the toxicity and immunogenicity of PE. To overcome the limitations, we have developed PE38KDEL-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles conjugated with Fab' fragments of a humanized anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody (rhuMAbHER2). The PE38KDEL-loaded(More)
Focusing on high temperature and low pH of tumor tissue, we prepared temperature and pH responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N,N-dimethylacrylamide-b-lacitde) (PID(118)-b-PLA(59)) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N,N-dimethylacrylamide-b-ε-caprolactone) (PID(118)-b-PCL(60)) diblock copolymers with symmetric hydrophobic blocks by the reversible(More)
The chemotherapy combined with gene therapy has received great attention. We developed targeted LPD (liposome-polycation-DNA complex) conjugated with anti-EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) Fab' co-delivering adriamycin (ADR) and ribonucleotide reductase M2 (RRM2) siRNA (ADR-RRM2-TLPD), to achieve combined therapeutic effects in human hepatocellular(More)
The LPD (liposome-polycation-DNA complex) is an effective nanovector for systemically small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery which was well characterized previously. However, little effort was spend on the development of targeted LPD conjugated with tumor specific antibody (TLPD) which would be potent in promoting siRNA delivery in tumor. Here, we prepared(More)
The development of immunoliposomes for systemic siRNA (small interfering RNA) delivery is highly desired. We reported previously the development of targeted LPD (liposome-polycation-DNA complex) conjugated with anti-EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) Fab' (TLPD-FCC) for siRNA delivery, which showed superior gene silencing activity in(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to obtain adriamycin-loaded polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles conjugated with anti-EGF receptor antibody (PLNP-Mal-EGFR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) chemotherapy. MATERIALS & METHODS The nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering and fluorescence spectroscopy. The in vitro and in vivo distribution(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop paclitaxel-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles coated with cationic SM5-1 single-chain antibody (scFv) containing a polylysine (SMFv-polylys). SM5-1 scFv (SMFv) is derived from SM5-1 monoclonal antibody, which binds to a 230 kDa membrane protein specifically expressed on melanoma, hepatocellular(More)
AIMS To develop salinomycin-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles conjugated with both CD133 aptamers A15 and EGFR aptamers CL4 (CESN), to target hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells simultaneously expressing EGFR and CD133. MATERIALS & METHODS The antitumor activity and mechanism of CESN were investigated. RESULTS & CONCLUSION The(More)
AIM How to overcome insufficient drug release is an important issue in the drug-delivery system. MATERIALS & METHODS Here, a novel temperature and UV dual-control poly(N-isopropylacrylamide [PNIPAM]-co-chlorophyllin) nanogel was prepared via the surfactant-free emulsion polymerization. RESULTS The introduction of hydrophilic chlorophyllin to the PNIPAM(More)