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Hemoglobin is a promising drug carrier but lacks extensive investigation. The chemical conjugation of hemoglobin and drugs is costly and complex, so we have developed curcumin-loaded hemoglobin nanoparticles (CCM-Hb-NPs) via self-assembly for the first time. Using the acid-denaturing method, we avoid introducing denaturants and organic solvents. The(More)
BACKGROUND Multidrug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is highly expressed on membrane of tumor cells and is implicated in resistance to tumor chemotherapy. HZ08 is synthesized and studied in order to find a novel P-gp inhibitor. METHODS MDCK-MDR1 monolayer transport, calcein-AM P-gp inhibition and P-gp ATPase assays were used to confirm the P-gp(More)
BACKGROUND Multidrug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is highly expressed on membrane of tumor cells and supposed to be implicated in the resistance to tumor chemotherapy. However, currently none of P-gp inhibitors has been approved by Food and Drug Administration not only due to toxicity but also lack of efficacy in clinical trials. METHODS To(More)
Paclitaxel (PTX) is a cytotoxic chemotherapy drug with encouraging activity in human malignancies. However, free PTX has a very low oral bioavailability due to its low aqueous solubility and the gastrointestinal drug barrier. In order to overcome this obstacle, we have designed erythrocyte membrane nanoparticles (EMNP) using sonication method. The(More)
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