Xiaoyun Zhao

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AIM Laryngeal cancer is a common malignancy; surgery is the preferred treatment. Psychosocial stress is one of the negative impacts on patient recovery. This study aimed to elucidate the effect of probiotics on ameliorating anxiety, and on serum corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) in laryngeal cancer patients before surgery. METHODS A total 30 patients(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non‑coding 18‑25-nucleotide endogenous RNA molecules. miRNAs act as specific gene silencers to regulate target gene expression at the posttranscriptional level, by base pairing to the 3'‑untranslated region of the target mRNA. miR‑152 is an miRNA that was originally identified in cancer cells, and was shown to be able to(More)
Polymers of guanidinylated disulfide containing poly(amido amine)s (Gua-SS-PAAs), have shown high transfection efficiency and low cytotoxicity. Previously, we synthesized two Gua-SS-PAA polymers, using guanidino containing monomers (i.e., arginine and agmatine, denoted as ARG and AGM, respectively) and N,N'-cystaminebisacrylamide (CBA). In this study, these(More)
Genkwanin, a flavonoid which has anti-oxidant and anti-tumor activities, was isolated and purified from flowers of Daphne genkwa Sieb. et Zucc. in a large-scale by normal-phase flash chromatography (NPFC). Dried flower buds were extracted with methanol at room temperature and concentrated. The residues were suspended in water and first extracted with(More)
Quantum dots have experienced rapid development in imaging, labeling and sensing in medicine and life science. To be suitable for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay, we have tested QD thermal cycling durability and compatibility, which have not been addressed in previous reports. In this study, we synthesized CdSe/ZnS QDs with a surface modification with(More)
As an anti-tumor drug, gemcitabine (Gem) is commonly used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. However, there are several clinical drawbacks to using Gem, including its extremely short plasma half-life and side effects. To prolong its half-life and reduce its side effects, we synthesized a derivative of Gem using(More)
Two different disulfide (SS)-containing poly(amidoamine) (PAA) polymers were constructed using guanidino (Gua)-containing monomers (ie, arginine [Arg] and agmatine [Agm]) and N,N'-cystamine bisacrylamide (CBA) by Michael-addition polymerization. In order to characterize these two Gua-SS-PAA polymers and investigate their potentials as short hairpin RNA(More)
Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) is considered a promising surfactant, but its high critical micelle concentration (CMC) limits its application. Cholesterol is hydrophobic, can act as a tumor-targeting ligand, and has strong binding ability with taxoids. Based on this information, we coupled cholesterol with TPGS to synthesize(More)
Polymers are widely studied as non-viral gene vectors because of their strong DNA binding ability, capacity to carry large payload, flexibility of chemical modifications, low immunogenicity, and facile processes for manufacturing. However, high cytotoxicity and low transfection efficiency substantially restrict their application in clinical trials.(More)
In this paper, two emission "turn-on" chemosensors for Hg(II) sensing were designed and synthesized. Up-conversion NaYF4 nanocrystals were prepared and used as the excitation host for both chemosensors. Spectral analysis suggested that there should be an efficient energy transfer between the host and the chemosensors, which was then confirmed by excited(More)