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A nanotheranostic agent has been readily fabricated by encapsulating tantalum oxide (TaOx) nanoparticles (NPs) into polypyrrole (PPy) NPs via a facile one-step chemical oxidation polymerization for bimodal imaging guided photothermal ablation of tumor. It was proved that the obtained composite nanoparticles (TaOx@PPy NPs) with an average diameter around 45(More)
The combination of CT imaging and photoacoustic (PA) imaging represents not only high resolution and ease of forming 3D visual image for locating tissues of interest, but also good soft tissue contrast and excellent high sensitivity, which is very beneficial to the precise guidance for photothermal therapy (PTT). The near infrared (NIR) absorbing Au(More)
Electrospinning of natural polymer nanofibers useful for biomedical applications often requires the use of cytotoxic organic solvents. In this study, gelatin nanofibers are electrospun from phosphate buffer saline/ethanol binary mixtures as a benign solvent at ambient temperature. The influences of ionic strength, ethanol concentration, and gelatin(More)
Uniform polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles are fabricated from a facile one-step aqueous dispersion polymerization. Owing to their high photothermal conversion efficiency and photostability compared with the well-known Au nanorods, as well as their good colloidal stability and biocompatibility, the resulting PPy nanoparticles can used as a novel promising(More)
Amperometric biosensor is fabricated for the detection of carbaryl based on single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and acetylcholine esterase (AchE). The dispersion of SWCNTs in positively charged polyelectrolyte, poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA), possibly takes place due to weak supramolecular interaction between them, which then binds(More)
Biocompatible hollow capsules have been formed by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of a perfluorinated ionomer (Nafion) in alternation with ferric ions onto polystyrene latex particles or organic microcrystals, followed by dissolution of the cores by tetrahydrofuran or dimethylformamide. The stepwise growth of multilayers was followed by(More)
A biodegradable nanotheranostic agent has been successfully constructed for fluorescence/magnetic resonance dual-modal imaging guided photothermal therapy by loading indocyanine green (ICG) molecules into 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy (polyethylene glycol)] (DSPE-PEG) coated superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles(More)
Iron-polysaccharide complexes have been extensively used for the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia without side-effects. In this study, insulin-loaded microcapsules were prepared via layer-by-layer deposition of oppositely charged Fe(3+) and dextran sulfate (DS) onto the surface of insulin microparticles. Fe(3+) was combined with DS via both electrostatic(More)