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Red blood cells (RBCs) based drug carrier appears to be the most appealing for protein drugs due to their unmatched biocompatability, biodegradability, and long lifespan in the circulation. Numerous methods for encapsulating protein drugs into RBCs were developed, however, most of them induce partial disruption of the cell membrane, resulting in(More)
The purpose of this research was to develop polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanospheres surface modified with chitosan (CS). Mitoxantrone- (MTO-) loaded PLGA nanospheres were prepared by a solvent evaporation technique. The PLGA nanospheres surface was modified with CS by two strategies (adsorption and covalent binding). PLGA nanospheres of 248.4+/-21.0(More)
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by hyperglycemia and is closely related to trace elements. Quite a few pregnant women suffer from impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Investigation of the changes of elemental contents in serum of the pregnant women with IGT and GDM is significant in the etiological research and cure of(More)
Methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-grafted-chitosan (mPEG-g-CS) conjugates were synthesized by formaldehyde linking method and characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR). The degree of substitution (DS) of methoxy poly (ethylene glycol) (mPEG) in the mPEG-g-CS molecules determined by (1)H-NMR ranged from(More)
A synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence microprobe analysis technique was used to scan a slice of the femoral head from its periphery to its center, via cartilage, compact, and spongy zones in order to determine the distribution and the way inorganic substances are lost in bone tissue. The sample preparation and experimental apparatus are described in(More)
Water soluble quantum dots (QDs) have been prepared by hydrothermal method and characterized by ultraviolet irradiation, XRD, TEM, UV-Vis absorption spectrometer and fluorescence spectrometer. Then the QD-antibody-AFP probes (QD-Ab-AFP) were synthesized by chemical process and specifically labeled AFP antigen in PLC/PRF/5 liver cancer cells. The results(More)
Deoxycholic acid hydrophobically modified-carboxymethylated-curdlan (DCMC) conjugate was developed as a novel carrier for the anticancer drugs. Epirubicin (EPB), as a model drug, was physically loaded into DCMC self-assembled nanoparticles. EPB-loaded DCMC nanoparticles were almost spherical in shape and their size, in the range of 327.4-511.5 nm, increased(More)
A polymeric prodrug of cisplatin (CP) with simple chemical structure was synthesized based on pullulan and its therapeutic effects on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were studied in vitro and in vivo. Briefly, CP was linked to pullulan monosuccinate (SUPA) via coordination bond to form prodrug of CP-SUPA with the CP weight content of 18.7%. CP-SUPA(More)
In order to realize the hepatocyte-specific targeted delivery of anti-tumor drug and gene, lactosylated chitosan oligosaccharide (LCO) functionalized graphene oxides (GO-LCO) containing quaternary ammonium groups (GO-LCO+) were prepared. The formation and composition of GO-LCO+ were confirmed by FTIR, AFM, TGA and zeta-potential. The in vitro cells uptakes(More)
Stepwise pH-responsive nanoparticle system containing charge reversible pullulan-based (CAPL) shell and poly(β-amino ester) (PBAE)/poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLAG) core is designed to be used as carriers of paclitaxel (PTX) and combretastatin A4 (CA4) for combining antiangiogenesis and chemotherapy to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). CAPL-coated(More)