John C. Hsu

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We set out to design, synthesize and optimize a DNA-minimal cage capable of encapsulating oligonucleotide drugs to facilitate their delivery. Through rational design and optimization using in vitro assays, we have assembled the first DNA "nanosuitcase" that can encapsulate a siRNA construct and release it upon recognition of an oligonucleotide trigger. The(More)
We report a spherical nucleic acid (SNA) system for the delivery of BKM120, an anticancer drug for treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). While promising for cancer treatment, this drug crosses the blood-brain barrier causing significant side-effects in patients. The DNA nanoparticle encapsulates BKM120 in high efficiency, and is unparalleled in(More)
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