Yuan-Hung Hsu

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In this study, a novel pH-responsive cholesterol-PEG adduct-coated solid lipid nanoparticles (C-PEG-SLNs) carrying doxorubicin (DOX) capable of overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR) breast cancer cells is presented. The DOX-loaded SLNs have a mean hydrodynamic diameter of ~100 nm and a low polydispersity index (under 0.20) with a high drug-loading(More)
The effects of SDS on the structural changes of the thermally induced polymeric micelles from a graft copolymer comprising poly(acrylic acid) (PAAc) as the backbone and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) and monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol) (mPEG) as the grafts in aqueous solution are studied. At low temperature, SDS micelles form via the hydrophobic(More)
A copolymer of poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(caprolactone) (PEG-PCL) was modified with a benzyl moiety and labeled with I-131. A micelle system, (131)I-benzyl-micelles, formed from (131)I-benzyl-PEG-PCL and PEG-PCL-PC, was created and used for in vitro characterization and in vivo evaluation. Administration of (131)I-benzyl-micelles to a colon(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a light-induced chemical reaction that produces localized tissue damage for the treatment of cancers and various nonmalignant conditions. In the clinic, patients treated with PDT should be kept away from direct sunlight or strong indoor lighting to avoid skin phototoxicity. In a previous study, it was demonstrated that the skin(More)
Graft copolymer comprising acrylic acid (AAc) units as the backbone and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) and monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol) (mPEG) as the grafts undergoes phase transition and supramolecular assembly into colloidal particles in water upon the thermally induced hydrophobic association. The structural characteristics of the polymeric(More)
Dextran hydrogels were obtained by radical copolymerization of methacrylated dextran (MA-dextran) with acrylic acid (AAc) using ammonium peroxydisulfate (APS) and N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA) as an initiation system in an aqueous solution. The AAc content in hydrogels was determined by FTIR. Copolymerization of MA-dextran with AAc increased(More)
Platinum (Pt) drugs are the most potent and commonly used anti-cancer chemotherapeutics. Nanoformulation of Pt drugs has the potential to improve the delivery to tumors and reduce toxic side effects. A major challenge for translating nanodrugs to clinical settings is their rapid clearance by the reticuloendothelial system (RES), hence increasing toxicities(More)
In this study, pH-responsive inulin hydrogels were prepared by radical copolymerization of methacrylated inulin (MA-inulin) with acrylic acid (AAc) in aqueous solution using ammonium peroxydisulfate (APS) and N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA) as an initiation system. The AAc content in hydrogels was evaluated by FTIR spectroscopy. The covalent(More)
In order to enhance visualization of soft tissues, a dual-imaging diagnostic polymersome system featured with highly hydrated multilamellar wall structure capable of simultaneously embedding a hydrophobic near-infrared fluorophore, Cy5.5, and a paramagnetic probe, gadolinium (Gd(III)) cations was developed. The polymersomes were obtained from the(More)
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