Ximing Pu

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Angiogenesis is a key component of bone formation. Delivery of growth factors for both angiogenesis and osteogenesis is about to gain important potential as a future therapeutic tool. This review focuses on these growth factors that have dual functions in angiogenesis and osteogenesis, and their localized application. A major hurdle in the clinical(More)
Functionalization of inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) play an important role in biomedical applications. A proper functionalization of NPs can improve biocompatibility, avoid a loss of bioactivity, and further endow NPs with unique performances. Modification with vairous specific binding biomolecules from random biological libraries has been explored. In this(More)
Angiogenesis, a complex biologic process, is regulated by a large number of angiogenic factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2). Whether Bone morphogenetic proteins-2 (BMP-2), the osteoinductive factor, could significantly reinforce the effect of VEGF and FGF-2 on angiogenesis has not been studied(More)
In this work, indomethacin-loaded poly(l-lactic acid)/poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (IDMC-PLLA/PLGA) microparticles were prepared using solution-enhanced dispersion by supercritical fluids (SEDS) technique in an effort to obtain alternative IDMC formulation for drug delivery system. Surface morphology, particle size and particle size distribution, drug(More)
In this work, poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLLA/PLGA) microparticles were prepared using the technique of solution-enhanced dispersion by supercritical fluids (SEDS). For comparison, separate PLLA and PLGA microparticles were also produced by the same SEDS process. The produced microparticles were characterized by scanning electron(More)
In the present study, the effects of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on regulation of rat osteoblast (ROB) maturation in vitro were investigated. It was found that the proliferation, differentiation and mineralization of ROBs were all dose-dependently increased at(More)
Calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite (cd-HA) crystals with a rod-like shape, 10-30 nm in diameter and 60150 nm in length, were prepared via a hydrothermal method in the presence of poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) (in situ HA). Scaffolds composed of chitosan (CS), polycaprolactone (PCL) and in situ HA were prepared by freeze-drying, using a formic acid/acetone mixture(More)
Organ-specific metastasis is of great importance since most of the cancer deaths are caused by spread of the primary cancer to distant sites. Therefore, targeted anti-metastases therapies are needed to prevent cancer cells from metastasizing to different organs. The phage clone pc3-1 displaying peptide WSGPGVWGASVK selected by phage display had been(More)
Several carbonaceous mesocellular foams (C-MCFs) were prepared with MCF-silica as template using the carbon precursors of sucrose, furfuryl alcohol and lab-made phenolic resin, and the corresponding C-MCFs were named as C-MCF-Suc, C-MCF-FA and C-MCF-PR, respectively. The results of SEM, transmission electron microscopy, N2 adsorption-desorption and(More)
The new biodegradable diblock copolymers poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(L-lactide) (PEG-PLLA) were synthesized and were chemically conjugated with folate (FA) in the PEG terminal ends to form FA-PEG-PLLA. Then the hydrophobic drug paclitaxel (PTX) loaded microparticles (PTX/FA-PEG-PLLA) were produced via solution enhanced dispersion by supercritical fluids(More)