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This work aims to develop curcumin (Cur) loaded biodegradable self-assembled polymeric micelles (Cur-M) to overcome poor water solubility of Cur and to meet the requirement of intravenous administration. Cur-M were prepared by solid dispersion method, which was simple and easy to scale up. Cur-M had a small particle size of 28.2 ± 1.8 nm and polydisperse(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of dose-individualized stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and adjuvant chemotherapy in stage T1-3N0M0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-five patients with T1-3N0M0 NSCLC treated by SBRT between April 2001 and August 2005 were included. Twenty patients were CT-staged at stage T1, 34 at stage(More)
Pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2) is a key enzyme in aerobic glycolysis; inhibition of PKM2 leads to the tumor growth inhibition. In this study, the effects of combined treatment with cisplatin (DDP) and a plasmid that expresses a short hairpin RNA (shRNA) targeting PKM2 on the growth of human A549 xenograft lung cancer model were investigated. The(More)
Hypoxia has been found to play an important role in regulating the biological characteristics of cancer stem cells (cCSCs). In this study, we tested whether a tumor hypoxic niche serves to the chemotherapeutic resistance of colon cCSCs. Each of 23 fresh samples of human colon adenocarcinoma was transplanted into nude mice. The tumor-bearing mice randomly(More)
PNAS-4, a novel pro-apoptotic gene, was activated during the early response to DNA damage. Our previous study has shown that PNAS-4 induces S phase arrest and apoptosis when overexpressed in A549 lung cancer cells. However, the underlying action mechanism remains far from clear. In this work, we found that PNAS-4 expression in lung tumor tissues is(More)
We report the piezotronic effects on the photoluminescence (PL) properties of bent ZnO nanowires (NWs). We find that the piezoelectric field largely modifies the spatial distribution of the photoexcited carriers in a bent ZnO NW. This effect, together with strain-induced changes in the energy band structure due to the piezoresistive effects, results in a(More)
Chemoresistance in cancer has previously been attributed to gene mutations or deficiency. Caspase mutations or Bax deficiency can lead to resistance to cancer drugs. We recently demonstrated that Bak initiates a caspase/Bax-independent cell death pathway. We show that Plumbagin (PL) (5-hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-napthoquinone), a medicinal plant-derived(More)
Multi-robot coordinated control has been practical. In order to apply multi-robot coordinated control technique in cooperative task processing in a great environment, we should allocate task for robots and the robot should locate itself in the environment. To solve multi-robot task allocation and robot localization problem for coordinated multi-robot in(More)
PUMA is a member of the "BH3-only" branch of the BCL-2 family. Our previous study suggests a therapeutic potential of PUMA in treating ovarian cancer, however, the action mechanism of PUMA remains elusive. In this work, we found that in PUMA adenovirus-infected A2780s ovarian cancer cells, exogenous PUMA was partially accumulated in the cytosol and mainly(More)