Ick Chan Kwon

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Here, we designed a new nano-sized siRNA carrier system composed of biocompatible/biodegradable glycol chitosan polymer (GC) and strongly positively charged polyethylenimine (PEI) polymers. In order to make a stable and tumor-homing nano-sized carrier, each polymer was modified with hydrophobic 5beta-cholanic acid, and they were simply mixed to form(More)
Polymeric nanoparticle-based carriers are promising agents for the targeted delivery of therapeutics to the intracellular site of action. To optimize the efficacy in delivery, often the tuning of physicochemical properties (i.e., particle size, shape, surface charge, lipophilicity, etc.) is necessary, in a manner specific to each type of nanoparticle.(More)
Hyaluronic acid nanoparticles (HA-NPs), which are formed by the self-assembly of hydrophobically modified HA derivatives, were prepared to investigate their physicochemical characteristics and fates in tumor-bearing mice after systemic administration. The particle sizes of HA-NPs were controlled in the range of 237-424 nm by varying the degree of(More)
This study reports that tumor-targeting glycol chitosan nanoparticles with physically loaded and chemically conjugated photosensitizers can be used in photodynamic therapy (PDT). First, the hydrophobic photosensitizer, chlorin e6 (Ce6), was physically loaded onto the hydrophobically-modified glycol chitosan nanoparticles (HGC), which were prepared by(More)
An in vivo tumor targeting test of glycol-chitosan nanoaggregates was carried out with FITC-conjugated glycol-chitosan nanoaggregates (FTC-GC) and the doxorubicin conjugated glycol-chitosan (GC-DOX). To investigate its biodistribution in tumor-bearing rats, glycol-chitosan was labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), which formed nanoaggregates with(More)
Paclitaxel (PTX) was loaded into synthetic pH/T-sensitive block copolymer (OSM-PCLA-PEG-PCLA-OSM) solution with various concentrations. The phase diagram of PTX-loaded block copolymer solution shifted to lower temperature region compared to net block copolymer because of the salting-out effect of PTX. Release profiles of PTX showed sustained manner(More)
The condensed version: Thiolated glycol chitosan can form stable nanoparticles with polymerized siRNAs through charge-charge interactions and self-cross-linking (see scheme). This poly-siRNA/glycol chitosan nanoparticles (psi-TGC) provided sufficient in vivo stability for systemic delivery of siRNAs. Knockdown of tumor proteins by psi-TGC resulted in a(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine the correlation between the distribution of nanoparticles in the vitreous and retina and their surface properties after intravitreal injection. For this purpose, we synthesized seven kinds of nanoparticles through self-assembly of amphiphilic polymer conjugates in aqueous condition. They showed similar size but(More)
Enhanced drug-loading and therapeutic efficacies are highly essential properties for nanoparticles as tumor-targeting drug carriers. Herein, we developed the glycol chitosan nanoparticles with hydrotropic oligomers (HO-CNPs) as a new tumor targeting drug delivery system. For enhancing drug-loading efficiency of paclitaxel in drug carriers, hydrotropic(More)
BACKGROUND Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has been recognized as a new therapeutic drug to treat various diseases by inhibition of oncogene or viral gene expression. Because hyaluronic acid (HA) has been described as a biocompatible biomaterial, we tested the nanoparticles formed by electrostatic complexation of negatively-charged HA and cationic poly(More)