Tsai-Yueh Luo

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Photodynamic therapy is an effective treatment for tumors that involves the administration of light-activated photosensitizers. However, most photosensitizers are insoluble and non-specific. To target the acid environment of tumor sites, we synthesized three poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate-co-2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl methacrylate (PEGMA-co-DPA)(More)
INTRODUCTION Radioimmunotherapy, which utilizes monoclonal antibodies and therapeutic radioisotopes against antigen-expressing tumor tissues, is an attractive therapeutic approach for cancer therapy. Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is a humanized anti-HER-2/neu monoclonal antibody for breast cancer treatment. In this paper, we introduce a new radioimmunoagent,(More)
Macrophages initiate, modulate, and also serve as final effector cells in immune responses during the course of schistosomal infections. In this study, we investigated the gene expression profile and functional changes of macrophages in immune responses against the Schistosoma japonicum by microarray analysis. Hierarchical clustering analysis demonstrated(More)
Multifunctional micelles loaded with the near-infrared (NIR) dye and labeled with the radionuclide rhenium-188 ((188)Re) have been developed to provide multimodalities for NIR fluorescence and nuclear imaging and for photothermal therapy (PTT) of cancer. The NIR dye, IR-780 iodide, allowed the micelles to have dual functions in cancer NIR imaging and PTT.(More)
PURPOSE Several studies have reported significant renal toxicity after the use of a high dose of 90Y-DOTATOC. Thus, renal protection is necessary in treatments with 90Y-DOTA Tyr3-octreotide (DOTATOC). The infusion of certain positively charged amino acids has been shown to effectively reduce renal uptake of DOTATOC. In this study, we compared the(More)
Nanoliposomes are useful carriers in drug delivery. Radiolabeled nanoliposomes have potential applications in radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging. In this study, the biodistribution and pharmacokinetics of 188Re-BMEDA-labelled pegylated liposomes (RBLPL) and unencapsulated 188Re-BMEDA administered by the i.v. route in murine C26-colon tumour-bearing mice(More)
Nanoliposomes are important carriers capable of packaging drugs for various delivery applications through passive targeting tumor sites by enhanced permeability and retention effect. Radiolabeled liposomes have potential applications in radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biodistribution, pharmacokinetics(More)
This study evaluated a system for local cancer radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. The delivery system is a thermosensitive hydrogel containing a therapeutic radionuclide ((188)Re-Tin colloid) and a chemotherapeutic drug (liposomal doxorubicin). The thermosensitive PCL-PEG-PCL copolymer was designed to spontaneously undergo a sol-gel phase transition(More)
Increased expression of cellular membrane bound glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is considered to be one of the biomarkers for gastric cancers. Therefore, peptides or molecules with specific recognition to GRP78 can act as a guiding probe to direct conjugated imaging agents to localized cancers. Based on this rationale, GRP78-guided polymeric micelles(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract Purpose: The radioprotective effects of Antrodia cinnamomea (AC) were investigated for understanding the potential usefulness of AC as an adjunct treatment for reducing radiation side-effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we determined the ability of AC extracts (AC539) to reduce radiation side-effects by analyzing cellular(More)