Zhenjia Wang

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Endothelial cells form a monolayer in lumen of blood vessels presenting a great barrier for delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles (NPs) into extravascular tissues where most diseases occur, such as inflammation disorders and infection. Here, we report a strategy for delivering therapeutic NPs across this blood vessel barrier by nanoparticle in situ(More)
Vascular inflammation is the underlying component of most diseases. To target inflamed vasculature, nanoparticles are commonly engineered by conjugating antibody to the nanoparticle surface, but this bottom-up approach could affect nanoparticle targeting and therapeutic efficacy in complex, physiologically related systems. During vascular inflammation(More)
Cancer immunotherapy using tumor-specific monoclonal antibodies presents a novel approach for cancer treatment. A monoclonal antibody TA99 specific for gp75 antigen of melanoma initiates neutrophil recruitment in tumor responsible for cancer therapy. Here, a strategy is reported for hijacking neutrophils in vivo using nanoparticles (NPs) to deliver(More)
Nanotechnology has become a powerful tool to potentially translate nanomedicine from bench to bedside. Nanotherapeutics are nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with drugs and possess the property of tissue targeting after surfaces of NPs are bio-functionalized. Designing smaller size of nanotherapeutics is presumed to increase tumor targeting based on the EPR(More)
Remodeling of tumor microenvironments enables enhanced delivery of nanoparticles (NPs). This study shows that direct priming of a tumor tissue using photosensitization rapidly activates neutrophil infiltration that mediates delivery of nanotherapeutics into the tumor. A drug delivery platform is comprised of NPs coated with anti-CD11b antibodies (Abs) that(More)
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanoscale membrane-formed compartments naturally secreted from cells, which are intercellular mediators regulating physiology and pathogenesis, therefore they could be a novel therapeutic carrier for targeted delivery. However, the translation of EVs is hindered by the heterogeneous composition, low yield, inefficient drug(More)
Biofunctionalization of nanoparticles (NPs) is an essential component in targeted drug delivery. However, current nanotechnology remains inadequate to imitate complex intercellular interactions existing in physiological conditions in human bodies. Emerging concepts have been explored to utilize human cells to generate cell membrane-formed NPs because cells(More)
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