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Cytoplasmic delivery of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) with nucleic acid-hydrolyzing activity (3D8 scFv) using poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs) was investigated for persistent anti-viral effect. 3D8 scFv-loaded PLGA (3D8–PLGA) NPs were prepared via a double emulsion method that was previously optimized. Flow cytometry and confocal(More)
BACKGROUND Biodegradable poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) is one of the most widely used polymer in biomedical devices, but it still has limitations such as inherent brittleness and acidic degradation products. In this work, PLLA blends with poly(L-lactide-ε-caprolactone) (PLCL) and Mg(OH)2 were prepared by the thermal processing to improve their(More)
Although endovascular stenting has been used as an interventional therapy to treat cardio- and cerebro-vascular diseases, it is associated with recurrent vascular diseases following stent thrombosis and in-stent restenosis. In this study, a metallic stent was coated with dopamine-conjugated hyaluronic acid with different ratios of catechol group to improve(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional (3D) hydrogel-based stem cell therapies contribute to enhanced therapeutic efficacy in treating diseases, and determining the optimal mechanical strength of the hydrogel in vivo is important for therapeutic success. We evaluated the proliferation of human neural stem cells incorporated within in situ-forming hydrogels and(More)
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