Yuanyu Huang

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Previous studies have suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) may play important roles in tumorigenesis, but little is known about the functions of most miRNAs in cancer development. In the present study, we set up a cell-based screen using a luciferase reporter plasmid carrying the whole approximately 4.7 kb 3'-UTR of estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) mRNA(More)
A low cytotoxicity and high efficiency delivery system with the advantages of low cost and facile fabrication is needed for the application of small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery both in vitro and in vivo. For these prerequisites, cationic polymer-mesoporous silica nanoparticles (ssCP-MSNs) were prepared by surface functionalized mesoporous silica(More)
Long circulation, cell internalization, endosomal escape and small interfering RNA (siRNA) release to the cytoplasm are the prerequisite considerations for siRNA delivery vectors. Herein, a kind of sheddable nanoparticles (NPs) with micelle architecture for siRNA delivery were fabricated by using an intracellular-activated polycation-detachable copolymer(More)
Binary complexes of cationic polymers and DNA were used commonly for DNA delivery, whereas, the excess cationic charge of the binary complexes mainly leads to high toxicity and unstability in vivo. In this paper, ternary complexes by coating polyglutamic acid-graft-poly(ethylene glycol)(PGA-g-mPEG) onto binary complexes of(More)
Double-stranded small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are important modulators of biological processes and hold great promise for therapeutic applications. However, serum processing of synthetic siRNAs is still largely unknown. To address this issue, serum degradation assays of 125 siRNAs were first performed in this study. Four siRNA categories of distinct serum(More)
The drug development of siRNA has been seriously hindered by the lack of an effective, safe and clinically applicable delivery system. The cyclic NGR motif and its isomerization product isoDGR recruit CD13 and integrin as their specific receptors, both of which are overexpressed by tumor and neovascular cells. In this study, a bi-functional peptide, named(More)
Charge-reversal functional gold nanoparticles first prepared by layer-by-layer technique were employed to deliver small interfering RNA (siRNA) and plasmid DNA into cancer cells. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis measurements of siRNA confirmed the occurrence of the charge-reversal property of functional gold nanoparticles. The expression efficiency of(More)
We evaluated the in vivo efficacy of structurally flexible, cationic PAMAM dendrimers as a small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery system in a Rag2(-)/-γc-/- (RAG-hu) humanized mouse model for HIV-1 infection. HIV-infected humanized Rag2-/-γc-/- mice (RAG-hu) were injected intravenously (i.v.) with dendrimer-siRNA nanoparticles consisting of a cocktail of(More)
A group of amphiphilic cationic polymers, methoxy polyethylene glycol-block-(polycaprolactone-graft-poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)) (PECD), were synthesized by combining ring-opening polymerization (ROP) and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) methods to form nanoparticles (NPs). The structures of these amphiphilic cationic polymers were(More)
By its unique advantages over traditional medicine, nanomedicine has offered new strategies for cancer treatment. In particular, the development of drug delivery strategies has focused on nanoscale particles to improve bioavailability. However, many of these nanoparticles are unable to overcome tumor resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. Recently, new(More)