Qingning Li

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The effect of functionalized nickel (Ni) nanoparticles capped with positively charged tetraheptylammonium on cellular uptake of drug quercetin into hepatocellular carcinoma cells (SMMC-7721) has been explored in this study via microscopy and electrochemical characterization as well as MTT assay. Meanwhile, the influence of Ni nanoparticles and/or quercetin(More)
The application of quantum dots (QDs) in various biomedical areas requires detailed studies of their toxicity. We report a new strategy for probing the biocompatibility of these nanocrystals, namely, a dynamic investigation of cellular uptake images, cell growth curves, metabolic activity changes, and apoptosis aspects of cadmium telluride QDs capped with(More)
Failure of chemotherapy to the malignant tumor is usually induced by multidrug resistance (MDR). The development of anti-MDR agents for efficient drug delivery is of great importance in cancer therapy. Recent reports have demonstrated that some anticancer drugs could be readily self-assembled on some biocompatible nanomaterials covalently or non-covalently,(More)
Nanoconjugates composed of drug molecules encapsulated in quantum dots (QDs) attract enormous attention due to their promising bioimaging and biomedical applications. Here, the anticancer efficiency of potential pharmacophore agents (o-carborane (Cb), o-carborane-C-carboxylic acid (Cbac1), and o-carborane-C(1)C(2)-dicarboxylic acid (Cbac2) coupling with(More)
Porous nanostructure with its unique properties is found to be able to hold promise in drug delivery. We fabricated the one-dimensional titanium dioxide whiskers (TiO2 Ws) and designed a strategy to explore their drug delivery application and anti-tumor function combined with daunorubicin (DNR). We observed good biocompatibility of TiO2 Ws and noted better(More)
Photoluminescent semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have received significant attention in biological and biomedical fields because of their attractive properties. In this contribution, we have explored and evaluated the utilization of water-soluble nanocrystal CdTe quantum dots (QDs) capped with negatively charged 3-mercapitalpropionic acid (MPA)-QDs to(More)
In this report, we have fabricated a novel nanomaterial, titanium dioxide whiskers (TiO2Whs), and evaluate its photodynamic characters on Rhodamine B, where TiO2Whs exhibit better photocatalytic activity than titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2NPs). After testing the biocompatibility, we further investigated the effects of TiO2Whs on human hepatocarcinoma(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate clinical features of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) in Chinese Han population. METHODS Three hundred and sixteen hospitalized patients with IHPS from January 1998 to February 2010 were retrospectively reviewed, and data including patient's sex, onset age, other coexisting congenital defects, pyloric circular muscle(More)
The large diversity of structures and unique bonding modes of organometallic complexes make them possible to act as promising candidate therapeutic agents. In this study, the new type of ferrocene-substituted dithio-o-carborane conjugates (FcSB1, FcSB2, and FcSBCO) has been synthesized, and their in vitro antineoplastic activities have been explored by(More)
Chitosan (Ch) is one of the most commonly used natural biomaterials. Osteodifferentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on Ch has drawn extensive interest. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a component of skeleton and teeth with good biocompatibility. Combination with HA may be a good method to modify Ch to facilitate cellular behaviors and functions on it. In this(More)