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Paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-b-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PVP-b-PCL) nanoparticles with high drug payload were successfully prepared by a modified nano-precipitation method and characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and zeta potential. The satisfactory drug(More)
Resveratrol has been reported to protect several types of cells against beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta) toxicity by scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inactivating caspase-3. However, other studies found that long-term treatment with resveratrol inhibited cells by inducing ROS generation and activating caspase-3. In the current report, a 48-h(More)
A multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT)-based drug delivery system was developed by covalently combining carbon nanotubes with the antitumor agent 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) using hydrophilic diaminotriethylene glycol as the spacer between nanotube and drug moieties. The surface functionalizations of the nanotube were carried out by enrichment of carboxylic(More)
To investigate the antitumor effect, biodistribution and penetration in tumors of docetaxel (DOC)-loaded polyethylene glycol-poly(caprolactone) (mPEG-PCL) nanoparticles on hepatic cancer model, DOC-loaded nanoparticles (DOC-NPs) were prepared with synthesized mPEG-PCL by nano-precipitated method with satisfactory encapsulation efficiency, loading capacity(More)
Paclitaxel (Ptx) has demonstrated encouraging activity in the treatment of gastric cancer. Development of drug-containing biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles (np) becomes one of the solutions to relieve side effects of Ptx. However, Ptx-loaded nanoparticles prepared by the nanoprecipitation method are unstable in the aqueous phase. Here we report that(More)
Cisplatin (CDDP)-loaded gelatin-poly(acrylic acid) (GEL-PAA) nanoparticles were successfully prepared by polymerizing acrylic acid in the presence of gelatin in aqueous solution followed by incorporating CDDP into the formed GEL-PAA nanoparticles through polymer-metal complex formation of CDDP with carboxylic groups in the nanoparticles. The obtained(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate the anticancer efficacy of a drug delivery system comprised of gelatin hydrogel (jelly) containing cisplatin (CDDP)-loaded gelatin/poly(acrylic acid) nanoparticles by peritumoral implantation and to compare the treatment response between the implantation administration of the jelly and intravenous (i.v.)(More)
Resveratrol (RES) has recently been reported as a potential antioxidant in treatment of ischemia/reperfusion injury through attenuating oxidative stress and apoptosis. However, application of RES is limited for its insolubility and short half-time. Latest evidence raises the possibility of developing nanoparticle-based delivery systems with improved(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the photodynamic effect of nanoparticles loaded with a photosensitizing nanomedicine, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), on T24 bladder cancer cells in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS The nanoprecipitation technique was successfully used to prepare the drug-loaded polymeric nanoparticles. The drug loading rate and the(More)
In this report, the cisplatin (CDDP)-loaded gelatin/poly(acrylic acid) (GEL-PAA) nanoparticles with a spherical shape and drug loading content of 24.6% were prepared. In vivo near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging and ex vivo gamma scintillation counting analyses reveal that CDDP-loaded GEL-PAA nanoparticles have prominent passive tumor-targeting ability(More)