Melika Kiani

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miR-145, a tumor suppressor micro RNA (miRNA), is down regulated in cancer and can be introduced as a therapeutic agent in various cancers including breast cancer. In this study, miR-145 plasmid was transfected to MCF-7 cells using chitosan polyplex nanoparticles. The vector was prepared according to an optimized fabricating method determined by response(More)
An oral delivery system intended for treatment of colon cancer in HT29 cancerous cells was investigated by encapsulating hSET1 antisense and SN38 anticancer in nanoparticles based on cysteine trimethyl chitosan (cysTMC) and carboxymethyl dextran (CMD). Studies have shown hSET1 as the main type of histone methyltransferase (HMT) complex, is significantly(More)
Gene therapy is an optimistic approach in cancer treatment. However, for efficient delivery of gene materials, designing an appropriate vector is necessary. Polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) of chitosan and dextran could be considered a proper nanoparticulate carrier for sensitive biomaterials. In this study, PECs of chitosan and thiolated dextran were used(More)
The immunosuppressive factors in tumor microenvironment enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-tumor immune responses. Adenosine is an important immunosuppressive factor which can be secreted by both tumor and immune cells trough action of two cell surface ecto-nucleotidase molecules CD39 and CD73. Blocking the adenosine generating molecules has emerged as(More)
Chitosan (Ch) nanoparticles have emerged as a promising vector for gene delivery, nonetheless slow dissociation rate of the nanoparticles in cytoplasm is a drawback of using Ch. Herein, the Ch-mediated gene delivery was improved using PECs of Ch and carboxymethyl dextran (CMD) to transfer the micro RNA-145 (miR-145). The optimized nano PEC preparation(More)
Here, a targeted delivery system was developed based on silk fibroin nanoparticles (SFNPs) for the systemic delivery of gemcitabine (Gem) to treat induced lung tumor in a mice model. For targeting the tumorigenic lung tissue, SP5-52 peptide was conjugated to Gem-loaded SFNPs. Different methods were used to characterize the structural and physicochemical(More)
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