Wei-Chuan Hsu

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Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) are overexpressed on a variety of human tumors, such as prostate, breast, and lung cancer. Bombesin (BN) is a 14-amino-acid peptide with high affinity for these GRPRs. We synthesized DTPA-Q-K-Y-G-N-Q-W-A-V-G-H-L-M, a 13-amino-acid peptide chelated with diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), and radiolabeled(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)
Galactoside-containing cluster ligands have high affinity for asialoglycoprotein receptors (ASGP-r), which are found in abundance in mammalian parenchymal liver cells. These ligands may be conjugated with a therapeutic drug to improve the efficiency of delivery to diseased liver cells. This report describes a new synthetic route towards clustering(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM We aimed to construct epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeting cetuximab-immunoliposomes (IL-C225) for targeted delivery of doxorubicin and rhenium-188 (Re-188) to EGFR(+) cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Synthesized IL-C225 was analyzed by dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, and matrix-assisted laser(More)
BACKGROUND Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH)-derived decapeptide-based vaccines have been used in studies of immunocastration and immunotherapy of prostate cancer, but no image data are available on the kinetics of vaccines post injection (p.i.). Therefore, an 131I radiolabeled LHRH-derived immunogen was developed to visualize and evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Interferon-α (IFN-α) is produced to act locally and transiently with a relatively short circulation half-life in vivo. Hybridization of IFN-α with human immunoglobulin Fc, renamed as IFN-α-Fc, may overcome this limitation. In the present study, (131)I-IFN-α-Fc and (131)I-IFN-α were compared in the aspects of stability, pharmacokinetics,(More)
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