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Magnetic nonviral gene vectors were in situ prepared in the presence of ferrous salts and hyperbranched poly(ethylenimine)s (HPEI) with different molecular weights. HPEI, one of the most promising nonviral vectors, was not only utilized as the nanoreactor and stabilizer to prepare magnetic nanoparticles, but also skillfully used as a base supplier to avoid(More)
Amphiphilic block copolyphosphates (PEP-b-PIPPs) are synthesized by two-step ROP of cyclic phosphate monomers with different pedant groups. They can spontaneously self-assemble into approximately spherical micelles ranging in size between 89 and 198 nm in water. A typical hydrophobic anti-cancer drug DOX is encapsulated into the micelles. The release rate(More)
This work presents a highly efficient, broad spectrum and self-delivery anticancer agent, which is the hyperbranched polydiselenide (HPSe) consisting of alternative hydrophobic diselenide groups and hydrophilic phosphate segments in the backbone framework. The data of systematic evaluations demonstrate that HPSe is very potent to inhibit the proliferation(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS This study evaluated the feasibility, safety and immunological effects of the intravenous administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from a related donor in patients with refractory aplastic anemia (AA). METHODS A mean of 6 × 10(5)/kg (range, 5.0-7.1 × 10(5)) MSCs were injected intravenously to 18 patients, including 14 patients(More)
Hyperbranched poly(amido amine)s (HPAAs) containing different amounts of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) (HPAA-CDs) were synthesized in one-pot by Michael addition copolymerization of N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide, 1-(2-aminoethyl)piperazine, and mono-6-deoxy-6-ethylenediamino-β-CD. In comparison to pure HPAA, the fluorescence intensity of HPAA-CDs was enhanced(More)
A new type of biodegradable micelles for glutathione-mediated intracellular drug delivery was developed on the basis of an amphiphilic hyperbranched multiarm copolymer (H40-star-PLA-SS-PEP) with disulfide linkages between the hydrophobic polyester core and hydrophilic polyphosphate arms. The resulting copolymers were characterized by nuclear magnetic(More)
Novel redox-responsive polyphosphate nanosized assemblies based on amphiphilic hyperbranched multiarm copolyphosphates (HPHSEP-star-PEP(x)) with backbone redox-responsive, good biocompatibility, and biodegradability simultaneously have been designed and prepared successfully. The hydrophobic core and hydrophilic multiarm of HPHSEP-star-PEP(x) are composed(More)
Chemotherapy is an important modality in cancer treatment. The major challenge of recent works in this research field is to develop new types of smart nanocarriers that can respond selectively to cancer cell-specific conditions and realize rapid drug release in target cells. In the present study, a reactive oxygen species-responsive nanocarrier has been(More)
Interestingly, some lymphoma cells, expressing high levels of transmembrane (tm)TNF-alpha, are resistant to secretory (s)TNF-alpha-induced necrosis but sensitive to tmTNF-alpha-mediated apoptosis. As tmTNF-alpha mediates "forward" as well as "reverse" signaling, we hypothesize that a balanced signaling between forward and reverse directions may play a(More)