Nannan Zheng

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A novel naphtho[1,2-c:5,6-c']bis([1,2,5]-thiadiazole)-based narrow-bandgap π-conjugated polymer is designed for application in polymer solar cells. Remarkable power conversion efficiencies over 10% can be achieved based on both conventional and inverted device architectures with thick photoactive layers, which are processed by using chlorinated or(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a main clinical hurdle for chemotherapy of cancer, and overexpression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a key factor. In the present study, a new co-delivery system for reversing MDR was designed and developed. The system was composed of curcumin (Cur) and piperine (Pip) encapsulated in solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) with(More)
PURPOSE The present study was to formulate curcumin solid lipid nanoparticles (Cur-SLNs) with P-gp modulator excipients, TPGS and Brij78, to enhance the solubility and bioavailability of curcumin. METHODS The formulation was optimized by Plackett-Burman screening design and Box-Behnken experiment design. Then physiochemical properties, entrapment(More)
Csx WO3 nanorods coated with polyelectrolyte multilayers are developed as "four-in-one" multifunctional nanomaterials with significant potential for computed tomography/photoacoustic tomography bimodal imaging-guided photothermal/photodynamic cancer treatment.
The multidrug resistance (MDR), including intrinsic and acquired multidrug resistance, is a major problem in tumor chemotherapy. Here, we proposed a strategy for modulating intrinsic and/or acquired multidrug resistance by altering the levels of Bax and Bcl-2 expression and inhibiting the transport function of P-gp, increasing the intracellular(More)
Image-guided phototherapy is considered to be a prospective technique for cancer treatment because it can provide both oncotherapy and bioimaging, thus achieving an optimized therapeutic efficacy and higher treatment accuracy. Compared to complicated systems with multiple components, using a single material for this multifunctional purpose is preferable. In(More)
A theranostic system of image-guided phototherapy is considered as a potential technique for cancer treatment because of the ability to integrate diagnostics and therapies together, thus enhancing accuracy and visualization during the treatment. In this work, we realized photoacoustic (PA) imaging-guided photothermal (PT)/photodynamic (PD) combined cancer(More)
Emerging data from global markets outside the United States, where many generic iron sucrose formulations are available, have revealed that non-US generic intravenous (i.v.) iron formulations may have iron release profiles that differ from the reference listed drug (RLD). The first generic i.v. iron approved in the United States was sodium ferric gluconate(More)
The vitamin E analogue, α-tocopherol succinate (α-TOS), has a broad anti-tumor effect. α-TOS can induce cancer cells apoptosis and suppress tumor growth by targeting mitochondria. Low bioavailability of α-TOS is the major problem encountered with formulation development. In our study, α-TOS nanoemulsion (α-TOS-NE) was demonstrated as a new drug delivery(More)
The aim of this study was to develop a derivative of chitosan as pharmaceutical excipient used in sustained-release matrix tablets of poorly soluble drugs. A water-soluble quaternary ammonium carboxymethylchitosan was synthesized by a two-step reaction with carboxymethylchitosan (CMCTS), decylalkyl dimethyl ammonium and epichlorohydrin. The elemental(More)