Shanta Raj Bhattarai

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Nonwoven fibrous matrixes have been widely used as scaffolds in tissue engineering, and modification of microstructure of these matrices is needed to organize cells in three-dimensional space with spatially balanced proliferation and differentiation required for functional tissue development. The objective of this study was fabrication of nanofibrous matrix(More)
One factor critical to successful gene therapy is the development of efficient delivery systems. Although advances in gene transfer technology including viral and non-viral vectors have been made, an ideal vector system has not yet been constructed. Due to the growing concerns over the toxicity and immunogenicity of viral DNA delivery systems, DNA delivery(More)
UNLABELLED We report potent radiosensitization of prostate cancers in vitro and in vivo using goserelin-conjugated gold nanorods. Progressive receptor-mediated internalization of conjugated nanorods over time increases the radiation interaction cross-section of cells and contributes to the effects observed in vitro. The low concentrations of gold required,(More)
PURPOSE To prepare mesoporous silica-based delivery systems capable of simultaneous delivery of drugs and nucleic acids. METHODS The surface of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) was modified with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethylmethacrylate) (PDMAEMA) or poly(2-(diethylamino)ethylmethacrylate) (PDEAEMA). The particles were(More)
Developing materials that are effective against sexually transmitted pathogens such as Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) and HIV-1 is challenging both in terms of material selection and improving bio-membrane and cellular permeability at desired mucosal sites. Here, we engineered the prokaryotic bacterial virus (M13 phage) carrying two functional peptides,(More)
We developed hexanoyl chloride-modified chitosan (Nac-6) stabilized iron oxide nanoparticles (Nac-6-IOPs) as magnetic nanoparticles for viral gene (Ad/LacZ) delivery via magnetofection. This vector, Nac-6-IOPs/Ad/LacZ, binds to K562 cells in the presence of external magnetic fields and results in enhanced expression of the transgene in those cells that do(More)
Improvements in accuracy and efficacy in treating tumors with radiation therapy (RT) over the years have been fueled by parallel technological and conceptual advances in imaging and image-guidance techniques, radiation treatment machines, computational methods, and the understanding of the biology of tumor response to RT. Recent advances in our(More)
This project involved the synthesis of N-hexanoyl chitosan or simply modified chitosan (MC) stabilized iron oxide nanoparticles (MC-IOPs) and the biological evaluation of MC-IOPs. IOPs containing MC were prepared using conventional methods, and the extent of cell uptake was evaluated using mouse macrophages cell line (RAW cells). MC-IOPs were found to(More)
Microstructure and architecture of the scaffolds along with the surface chemistry exert profound effect on biological activity (cell distribution, proliferation, and differentiation). For the biological activity, scaffolds in tissue engineering have been widely designed. The objective of this study was to develop hydrophilic nanofibrous structure of(More)
Porous metals are attractive due to its unique physical, mechanical, and new bone tissue ingrowth properties. In the present study, the production of highly porous Ti-6Al-4V parts by powder metallurgical technology and subsequently it's uses in in vitro bone tissue engineering is described. A space-holder method using carbamide with different particle size(More)