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We developed a drug delivery system of herceptin-conjugated micelles, which consist of vitamin E TPGS and TPGS-siRNA conjugates, for targeted co-delivery of docetaxel and polo-like kinase 1 siRNA to achieve synergistic effects between the anticancer drug and the small interfering RNA responsible for multidrug resistance. The TPGS-siRNA conjugate is made(More)
Although high efficacy has been showed, Paclitaxel and Docetaxel cause serious side effects due to the adjuvant used in their clinical formulation Taxol® and Taxotere®. We developed a micelle system with a newly synthesized TPGS(2k) polymer, which shows lower CMC of 0.0219 mg/ml compared with 0.2 mg/ml for traditional micelles with TPGS involved, to achieve(More)
We developed a nanocarrier system of herceptin-conjugated nanoparticles of d-alpha-tocopheryl-co-poly(ethylene glycol) 1000 succinate (TPGS)-cisplatin prodrug (HTCP NPs) for targeted co-delivery of cisplatin, docetaxel and herceptin for multimodality treatment of breast cancer of high human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpression.(More)
Double emulsion has been used most often in formulation of hydrophilic drugs by nanoparticles of biodegradable polymers, which has disadvantages such as low drug loading and low drug encapsulation efficiency due to the drug loss in the process. The drug release may be too fast for sustained chemotherapy. We developed in this research a D-α-tocopheryl(More)
This article reports the development of a multifunctional silica nanoparticle system for targeted delivery of hydrophobic imaging and therapeutic agents. Normally, silica nanoparticles have been widely used to deliver hydrophilic drugs such as doxorubicin while difficult to carry hydrophobic drugs. A strategy for loading hydrophobic drugs onto silica(More)
Cancer cells have high rates of glycolysis and lactic acid fermentation in order to fuel accelerated rates of cell division (Warburg effect). Here, we present a strategy for merging cancer and yeast metabolism to remove pyruvate, a key intermediate of cancer cell metabolism, and produce the toxic compound acetaldehyde. This approach was achieved by(More)
The successful treatment of malignant disease generally requires the use of multiple therapeutic agents that are coordinated in a spatiotemporal manner to enable synergy. Here, a porous silicon-based micro/nano composite (MNC) that is capable of simultaneously delivering chemotherapeutic agents and small interfering RNA (siRNA) to the lungs following(More)
Radiotherapy has been an integral treatment modality for cancer. The field arose from and progressed through innovations in physics, engineering, and biology. The evolution of radiation oncology will rely on the continued adoption of advances from other fields. A new area of science that possesses the ability to impact radiation oncology is nanomedicine.(More)
Various nanodelivery systems have been designed to release therapeutic agents upon contact with specific enzymes. However, enzyme-triggered release typically takes place in the tissue interstitium, thereby resulting in the extracellular delivery of drugs. Here, we have designed an enzyme-stimulated multistage vector (ESMSV), which enables stimulus-triggered(More)