Qianyu Zhang

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Glioma is still hard to be treated due to their complex microenvironment. In this study, a gold nanoparticle-based delivery system was developed. The system, An-PEG-DOX-AuNPs, was loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) through hydrazone, an acid-responsive linker, and was functionalized with angiopep-2, a specific ligand of low density lipoprotein receptor-related(More)
Tumor-oriented nanocarrier drug delivery approaches with pH-sensitivity have been drawing considerable attentions over the years. Here we described a liposomal delivery system modified with pH-responsive cell penetrating peptide TH (TH-Lip). Conventional cell penetrating peptide (CPP)-related drug delivery tactics sometimes seemed limited due to the(More)
Glioma, one of the most common aggressive malignancies, has the highest mortality in the present world. Delivery of nanocarriers from the systemic circulation to the glioma sites would encounter multiple physiological and biological barriers, such as blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the poor penetration of nanocarriers into the tumor. To circumvent these(More)
RNA interference is an effective method to achieve highly specific gene regulation. However, the commonly used cationic liposomes have poor biocompatibility, which may lead to systematic siRNA delivery of no avail. PEGylation is a good strategy in shielding the positive charge of cationic liposomes, but the enhanced serum stability is often in company with(More)
The cell penetrating peptide TAT, which appears to enter cells with alacrity, can pass through the BBB efficiently. It has been indentified to enhance the brain delivery of the liposome. However, little was known about its mechanism. TAT contains a basic region consisting of six arginine and two lysine residues. These eight basic amino acids seem to be the(More)
Hybrid nanoparticles consisting of lipids and the biodegradable polymer, poly (D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), were developed for the targeted delivery of the anticancer drug, docetaxel. Transmission electron microscopic observations confirmed the presence of a lipid coating over the polymeric core. Using coumarin-6 as a fluorescent probe, the uptake(More)
[D]-H6L9, as a pH-responsive anti-microbial peptide (AMP), has been evidenced by us to be an excellent choice in tumor microenvironment-responsive delivery as it could render liposomes responsive to the acidified tumor microenvironment. However, [D]-H6L9-modified liposomes could not actively target to tumor area. Therefore, integrin αvβ3-targeted peptide(More)
Ligands were anchored onto nanoparticles (NPs) to improve the cell internalization and tumor localization of chemotherapeutics. However, the clinical application was shadowed by the complex preparation procedure and the immunogenicity and poor selectivity and stability of ligands. In this study, a novel strategy was developed to elevate the tumor cellular(More)
The chemotherapy of aggressive glioma is usually accompanied by a poor prognosis because of the formation of vasculogenic mimicry (VM) and brain cancer stem cells (BCSCs). VM provided a transporting pathway for nutrients and blood to the extravascular regions of the tumor, and BCSCs were always related to drug resistance and the relapse of glioma. Thus, it(More)
Lipid metabolism may be involved in the pathogenic mechanism of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, conflicting results have been reported in the associations of AMD with blood lipids. We performed a meta-analysis including a total of 19 studies to evaluate associations between blood lipids and this disease. The result reported that the high(More)