Jinsong Ding

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Aptamers are single-stranded nucleic acids that selectively bind to target molecules. Most aptamers are obtained through a combinatorial biology technique called SELEX. Since aptamers can be isolated to bind to almost any molecule of choice, can be readily modified at arbitrary positions and they possess predictable secondary structures, this platform(More)
The objective of the present study is to formulate and characterize propranolol hydrochloride (PPL · HCl) gel, and to evaluate the efficacy of this formulation in transdermal treatment for superficial infantile hemangioma (IH). The transdermal PPL · HCl gel was prepared by a direct swelling method, which chose hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) as the(More)
Previous investigations have shown that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) protects gastric mucosa against injury induced by acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and that rutaecarpine activates vanilloid receptors to evoke CGRP release. In the present study, we examined the protective effects of rutaecarpine on gastric mucosa injury, and explored whether the(More)
Targeted uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles in cell- or tissue-specific manner is an attractive technology since they can offer greater efficacy and reduce cytotoxicity on peripheral healthy tissues. In this study, AS1411 (AP), a DNA aptamer specifically binding to nucleolin that is overexpressed on the plasma membrane of breast cancer (BC) cells, was(More)
AIM Evodiamine (EVO) and rutaecapine (RUT), the major active components from Evodia rutaecarpa extract (EE), are recognized as a depended analgesic agent. This study was designed to investigate the effect of purity and chemical enhancers on the transdermal behavior of EVO and RUT, and the pharmacological effect of their topical cream in vivo. MATERIAL AND(More)
It was reported previously that rutaecarpine produced a hypotensive effect in phenol-induced and 2-kidney, 1-clip hypertensive rats. However, the same dose of crude rutaecarpine did not produce significant hypotensive effects when applied to spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). In the present study, a different dose of rutaecarpine solid dispersion was(More)
Fluorescent aptamer probes physisorbed on graphene oxide (GO) have recently emerged as a useful sensing platform. A signal is generated by analyte-induced probe desorption. To address nonspecific probe displacement and the false positive signal, we herein report a covalently linked aptamer probe for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) detection. A fluorophore and(More)
In the past few years, graphene oxide (GO) has emerged as a unique platform for developing DNA-based biosensors, given the DNA adsorption and fluorescence-quenching properties of GO. Adsorbed DNA probes can be desorbed from the GO surface in the presence of target analytes, producing a fluorescence signal. In addition to this initial design, many other(More)
A superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoshell and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) based chemoembolization system for anti-cancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) delivery has previously been presented. We have also previously confirmed the feasibility and safety of this multifunctional system for carrying both DOX and SPIO nanoparticles in vitro. However, the(More)
Most previously reported RNA-cleaving DNAzymes require only a single divalent metal ion for catalysis. We recently reported a general trivalent lanthanide-dependent DNAzyme named Ce13d. This work shows that Ce13d requires both Na(+) and a trivalent lanthanide (e.g. Ce(3+)), simultaneously. This discovery is facilitated by the sequence similarity between(More)