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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)
As an alternative to cell specific cancer targeting strategies (which are often afflicted with the heterogeneity of cancer cells as with most biological systems), a novel polymeric micelle constitute of two block copolymers of poly(L-lactic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(L-histidine)-TAT (transactivator of transcription) and(More)
PURPOSE Orally active anticancer drugs have great advantages for the treatment of cancer. Compelling data suggest that heparin exhibits critical antimetastatic effects via interference with P-selectin-mediated cell-cell binding. However, heparin should be given parenterally because it is not orally absorbed. Here, we evaluated the inhibitory effect of(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)
PURPOSE We prepared tumor endothelium targeted cRGD-modified heparin derivative (cRGD-HL) by coupling heparin-lithocholic acid (HL) with cRGDyK, and evaluated inhibition effects of cRGD-HL on angiogenesis and tumor growth. METHODS To evaluate antiangiogenic activity of cRGD-HL, we performed tests on endothelial cell adhesion and migration to vitronectin,(More)
The objective of this study was to assess whether carboxymethyl cellulose- (CMC-) based hydrogel containing BioC (biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP); tricalcium phosphate (TCP) : hydroxyapatite (Hap) = 70 : 30) and bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) led to greater bone formation than CMC-based hydrogel containing BioC without BMP-2. In order to demonstrate(More)
PURPOSE Chemically modified heparin-DOCA was prepared and found to have markedly lower anticoagulant activity than heparin. In the present study, we elucidated the antiangiogenic and antitumoral activities of heparin-DOCA derivative. METHODS To evaluate the antiangiogenic and antitumoral effects of heparin-DOCA, capillary-like tube formation assay,(More)
The authors describe a new type of titanium (Ti) implant as a Modi-anodized (ANO) Ti implant, the surface of which was treated by sandblasting, acid etching (SLA), and anodized techniques. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the adhesion of MG-63 cells to Modi-ANO surface treated Ti in vitro and to investigate its osseointegration characteristics(More)
The aim of orthopedic and dental tissue engineering is to generate synthetic bone-graft tissue substitutes. It is generally comprised through the combination of viable cells, a scaffolding material, and sometimes the inclusion of bone morphogenic proteins. The object of this study is to develop novel bone-grafting scaffolds that enhance osteoblast activity.(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the effects on osteoblast activity of a recombinant human bone morphogenic protein (rhBMP)-2/heparin complex immobilized on a chitosan scaffold (Hep-C-rhBMP-2/chitosan) compared to a rhBMP-2-dipping chitosan (rhBMP-2/chitosan) and to a chitosan scaffold alone. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) confirmed that the(More)