Yikun Gao

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BACKGROUND Organic porous material is a promising carrier for enhancing the dissolution of poorly water soluble drug. The aim of the present study was to enhance dissolution and oral bioavailability of lovastatin (LV) by preparing a porous starch microsphere foam (PSM) using a novel method, meanwhile, looking into the mechanism of improving dissolution of(More)
In this work, a peptide derived from the rabies virus glycoprotein (RVG) was linked to siRNA/trimethylated chitosan (TMC) complexes through bifunctional PEG for efficient brain-targeted delivery of siRNA. The physiochemical properties of the complexes, such as siRNA complexing ability, size and ζ potential, morphology, serum stability, and cytotoxicity,(More)
In this work, a simple and accurate geometric pore-adsorption model was established and experimentally validated for predicting the drug loading capacity in mesoporous carbon. The model was designed according to the shape of pore channels of mesoporous carbon and the arrangement of drug molecules loaded in the pores. Three different small molecule drugs(More)
Decitabine (5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, DAC) is a novel DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome, acute and chronic myeloid leukemia. However, it exhibits a low oral bioavailability (only 9% in mice), because of low permeability across the intestine membrane and rapid metabolism to inactive metabolite. To utilize the(More)
A redox-responsive delivery system based on colloidal mesoporous silica (CMS) has been developed, in which 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) was conjugated to vehicles by cleavable disulfide bonds. The oligosaccharide of hyaluronic acid (oHA) was modified on the surface of CMS by disulfide bonds as a targeting ligand and was able to increase the stability and(More)
In order to achieve efficient siRNA delivery to the brain, we designed a novel polyion complex (PIC) micelles composed of rabies virus glycoprotein (RVG) peptide tagged PEGylated polyasparthydrazide (PAHy) derivatives. The synthesized derivatives were characterized using (1)H NMR. The PIC micelles were formed by electrostatic attraction between the polymer(More)
In this paper, we describe the development of a redox-responsive delivery system based on 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP)-conjugated colloidal mesoporous silica (CMS) via disulfide bonds. mPEG was modified on the surface of silica to improve the dispersibility and biocompatiblity of CMS by reducing hemolysis and protein adsorption. The CMS carriers with different(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is known to be a great obstruction to successful chemotherapy, and considerable efforts have been devoted to reverse MDR including designing various functional drug delivery systems. In this study, hybrid lipid-capped mesoporous silica nanoparticles (LTMSNs), aimed toward achieving stimuli-responsive drug release to circumvent(More)
A new oral sustained drug delivery system (DDS) involving a combination of inorganic mesoporous material (CMK-5) and organic polymer poly dimethyl diallyl ammonium (PDDA) was established to determine its general suitability for use with poorly water soluble drugs. Nimodipine, carvedilol and fenofibrate, three different drugs with acidic or alkaline(More)
Cyclodextrin (CD)-capped mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) with pH-responsive properties were synthesized, but little research has been carried out to evaluate the impact of critical factors such as the stalk density and the type of CD on the pH-responsive release behavior. Here, the effect of different stalk densities on the pH-responsive release(More)