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We report tumor targeting nanoparticles for optical/MR dual imaging based on self-assembled glycol chitosan to be a potential multimodal imaging probe. To develop an optical/MR dual imaging probe, biocompatible and water-soluble glycol chitosan (M(w) = 50 kDa) were chemically modified with 5beta-cholanic acid (CA), resulting in amphiphilic glycol(More)
We reported the development of new nanoscale drug carriers, chitosan-based nanoparticles (CNPs) that can be used for photodynamic therapy. These carriers could encapsulate a photosensitizer, protophorphyrin IX (PpIX), and deliver it to tumor tissue. We already reported that CNPs presented the enhanced tumor target specificity in cancer therapy and imbibed(More)
The goal of this study was to develop a systemically non-toxic and stable circulation based passive targeting system for efficient anticancer treatment. Gelatin-doxorubicin (GD) and PEGylated gelatin-doxorubicin (PGD) nanoparticles were designed and their feasibilities as an anti-cancer drug were evaluated. The sizes of GD and PGD nanoparticles were about(More)
We report here a new protease activatable strategy based on a polymer nanoparticle platform. This nanosensor delivers chemically labeled matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-activatable fluorogenic peptides to the specific MMPs of interest in vivo. Intravenous administration of the nanosensor in an MMP-positive SCC-7 xenograft tumor and a colon cancer mouse model(More)
Theragnostic multifunctional nanoparticles hold great promise in simultaneous diagnosis of disease, targeted drug delivery with minimal toxicity, and monitoring of treatment. One of the current challenges in cancer treatment is enhancing the tumor-specific targeting of both imaging probes and anticancer agents. Herein, we report tumor-homing chitosan-based(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is considered an attractive anticancer agent due to its tumor cell-specific cytotoxicity. However, its low stability, solubility, unexpected side effects, and weak pharmacokinetic profiles restrict its successful clinical application. To develop efficient TRAIL-based anticancer biotherapeutics,(More)
Early and accurate detection of adenomatous colonic polyps is a major concern in the prevention of colon cancer. Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging with optical probes targeting specific peptides enables the noninvasive visualization and characterization of lesions. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are known to play an important role in tumorigenesis(More)
The aim of this study was to develop bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) immobilization on titanium (Ti) modified by heparin for improving osteoblast function in vitro and bone formation in vivo. The Ti surface was first modified with heparin and then immobilized with BMP-2 (BMP-2/Hep-Ti). The Ti and modified Ti were characterized by scanning electron(More)
High-quality Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 nano-powders were synthesized by the solution combustion process. The size of the synthesized Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 powders was approximately 23 nm. The green pellets were sintered at 1150-1300°C at a step size of 50°C. Sintered Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 bodies crystallized in the perovskite structure with an orthorhombic symmetry. The sintering(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) immobilized PCL fibers to induce osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs). The PCL fiber surface was modified with heparin-dopamine (Hep-DOPA) (Hep-PCL) and further immobilized with BMP-2 (BMP-2/Hep-PCL). PCL fibers and surface-modified PCL fibers (Hep-PCL(More)