Kristine M. Mayle

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BACKGROUND Transferrin (Tf) is an iron-binding protein that facilitates iron-uptake in cells. Iron-loaded Tf first binds to the Tf receptor (TfR) and enters the cell through clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Inside the cell, Tf is trafficked to early endosomes, delivers iron, and then is subsequently directed to recycling endosomes to be taken back to the cell(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the use of an injectable hydrogel derived from ventricular extracellular matrix (ECM) for treating myocardial infarction (MI) and its ability to be delivered percutaneously. BACKGROUND Injectable materials offer promising alternatives to treat MI. Although most of the examined materials have shown preserved or improved(More)
Wnt5a is a noncanonical member of the Wnt family of signaling molecules that has been linked to various physiological and pathological processes including cell differentiation, cell migration, cell growth, vascular remodeling, cancer and chronic inflammation. To understand the role of Wnt5a in these processes, it is necessary to determine the function and(More)
Cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) are intriguing molecules that have received much attention, both in terms of mechanistic analysis and as transporters for intracellular therapeutic delivery. Most CPPs contain an abundance of cationic charged residues, typically arginine, where the amino acid compositions, rather than specific sequences, tend to determine(More)
Targeted killing of cancer cells by engineered nanoparticles holds great promise for noninvasive photothermal therapy applications. We present the design and generation of a novel class of gold nanoshells with cores composed of self-assembled block copolypeptide vesicles with photothermal properties. Specifically, poly(L-lysine)60- block-poly(L-leucine)20(More)
Currently, there is no curative treatment for advanced metastatic prostate cancer, and options, such as chemotherapy, are often nonspecific, harming healthy cells and resulting in severe side effects. Attaching targeting ligands to agents used in anticancer therapies has been shown to improve efficacy and reduce nonspecific toxicity. Furthermore, the use of(More)
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