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Updated: July 20th, 2023 21:13

2020 journal article

Glucose-responsive insulin patch for the regulation of blood glucose in mice and minipigs

NATURE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 4(5), 499–506.

MeSH headings : Animals; Blood Glucose / metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / blood; Disease Models, Animal; Drug Delivery Systems; Humans; Insulin / pharmacology; Insulin Secretion / drug effects; Male; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Needles; Swine; Swine, Miniature; Transdermal Patch
TL;DR: It is shown that a single removable transdermal patch, bearing microneedles loaded with insulin and a non-degradable glucose-responsive polymeric matrix, and fabricated via in situ photopolymerization, regulated blood glucose in insulin-deficient diabetic mice and minipigs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 17, 2020

2019 journal article

A forskolin-conjugated insulin analog targeting endogenous glucose-transporter for glucose-responsive insulin delivery

BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE, 7(11), 4508–4513.

By: J. Wang*, Z. Wang*, J. Yu n, Y. Zhang n, Y. Zeng* & Z. Gu*

MeSH headings : Animals; Colforsin / administration & dosage; Colforsin / pharmacology; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / drug therapy; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / metabolism; Drug Delivery Systems; Glucose / metabolism; Glucose Tolerance Test; Glucose Transport Proteins, Facilitative / antagonists & inhibitors; Glucose Transport Proteins, Facilitative / metabolism; Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage; Hypoglycemic Agents / pharmacology; Injections, Subcutaneous; Insulin / administration & dosage; Insulin / metabolism; Insulin / pharmacology; Mice
TL;DR: A new insulin analog is prepared by modifying insulin with forskolin (designated as insulin-F), a glucose-transporter (Glut) inhibitor that binds to endogenous Gluts and rapidly restores BGLs to the normal range. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: December 16, 2019

2019 review

Advances in transdermal insulin delivery

[Review of ]. ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS, 139, 51–70.

author keywords: Drug delivery; Transdermal delivery; Insulin; Diabetes; Iontophoresis; Electroporation; Ultrasound; Jet injection; Microneedle
MeSH headings : Administration, Cutaneous; Animals; Electroporation; Humans; Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage; Insulin / administration & dosage; Iontophoresis; Microinjections; Needles; Ultrasonic Waves
TL;DR: Different transdermal insulin delivery techniques and their respective advantages and limitations are focused on, including chemical enhancers-promoted, electrically enhanced, mechanical force-triggered, and microneedle-assisted methods. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: September 9, 2019

2019 journal article

Charge-switchable polymeric complex for glucose-responsive insulin delivery in mice and pigs

SCIENCE ADVANCES, 5(7).

By: J. Wang n, J. Yu n, Y. Zhang n, X. Zhang*, A. Kahkoska*, G. Chen*, Z. Wang*, W. Sun* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Blood Glucose / drug effects; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / drug therapy; Drug Carriers / chemical synthesis; Drug Carriers / chemistry; Drug Delivery Systems; Insulin / administration & dosage; Mice; Molecular Structure; Polymers / chemical synthesis; Polymers / chemistry; Swine
TL;DR: A new strategy to form a micro-sized complex between a charge-switchable polymer with a glucose-sensing moiety and insulin driven by electrostatic interaction achieves high insulin loading efficiency and loading capacity and promotes release under hyperglycemic conditions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 19, 2019

2019 journal article

Glucose transporter inhibitor-conjugated insulin mitigates hypoglycemia

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 116(22), 10744–10748.

author keywords: drug delivery; diabetes; glucose-responsive; insulin; insulin analog
MeSH headings : Animals; Blood Glucose / analysis; Blood Glucose / drug effects; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental; Drug Delivery Systems / methods; Glucose Transport Proteins, Facilitative / antagonists & inhibitors; Hyperglycemia / drug therapy; Hypoglycemia / prevention & control; Hypoglycemic Agents / chemistry; Hypoglycemic Agents / pharmacology; Insulin / analogs & derivatives; Insulin / chemistry; Insulin / pharmacology; Mice
TL;DR: An insulin-facilitated glucose transporter (Glut) inhibitor conjugate is reported, in which the insulin molecule is rendered glucose-responsive via conjugation to an inhibitor of Glut to regulate blood glucose levels within a normal range while mitigating the risk of hypoglycemia in a type 1 diabetic mouse model. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 17, 2019

2019 journal article

Shape-controlled synthesis of liquid metal nanodroplets for photothermal therapy

NANO RESEARCH, 12(6), 1313–1320.

By: J. Yan n, X. Zhang n, Y. Liu n, Y. Ye n, J. Yu n, Q. Chen n, J. Wang n, Y. Zhang n ...

author keywords: liquid metal; melanin nanoparticles; nanomedicine; shape-controlled synthesis; photothermal therapy
TL;DR: Interestingly, shape-controlled synthesis of LM nanodroplets can be achieved by the incorporation of MNPs, and among these shapes, EGaIn nanorice has the best photothermal conversion efficiency, which could be leveraged for photothermal therapy. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 17, 2019

2018 article

The potential of a microneedle patch for reducing obesity

EXPERT OPINION ON DRUG DELIVERY, Vol. 15, pp. 431–433.

By: Y. Zhang n, J. Yu n, D. Wen n, G. Chen n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: Obesity; browning; microneedle; intradermal delivery
TL;DR: This work presents a novel approach to drug delivery called “nanotechnology in drug delivery” that combines “ nanofiltration” and “ Nanolysis” techniques. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Anaerobe-Inspired Anticancer Nanovesicles

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 56(10), 2588–2593.

By: C. Qian n, P. Feng*, J. Yu n, Y. Chen*, Q. Hu n, W. Sun n, X. Xiao*, X. Hu n ...

author keywords: drug delivery; nanomedicines; photodynamic therapy
MeSH headings : Antineoplastic Agents / chemistry; Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology; Cell Death / drug effects; Cell Proliferation / drug effects; Clostridium / chemistry; Clostridium / metabolism; Drug Carriers / chemistry; Drug Carriers / metabolism; Drug Delivery Systems; Drug Screening Assays, Antitumor; Humans; Hypoxia / metabolism; Imidazoles / chemistry; Imidazoles / pharmacology; Nanoparticles / chemistry; Prodrugs / chemistry; Prodrugs / pharmacology; Salmonella / chemistry; Salmonella / metabolism; Tirapazamine / chemistry; Tirapazamine / pharmacology
TL;DR: An anaerobe nanovesicle mimic that can not only be activated in THRs but also induce hypoxia in tumors by themselves is presented and provides a new strategy for engineering stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems in a bioinspired and synergistic fashion. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 review

Bioresponsive transcutaneous patches

[Review of ]. CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 48, 28–32.

By: J. Yu n, Y. Zhang n, A. Kahkoska* & Z. Gu n

MeSH headings : Administration, Cutaneous; Animals; Drug Delivery Systems / methods; Drug Monitoring / methods; Humans; Needles; Skin; Transdermal Patch
TL;DR: Recent advances in the development and use of bioresponsive transcutaneous patches for on-demand smart and precise drug delivery, exploiting different physiological signals including pH, serum glucose levels, and enzyme activity are surveyed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 review

Conjugated polymer nanomaterials for theranostics

[Review of ]. ACTA PHARMACOLOGICA SINICA, 38(6), 764–781.

By: Q. Cheng-gen*, Y. Chen*, P. Feng*, X. Xiao*, M. Dong*, J. Yu n, Q. Hu n, Q. Shen*, Z. Gu n

author keywords: conjugated polymer; theranostics; biomedical imaging; photodynamic therapy; photothermal therapy; stimuli; responsive drug delivery
MeSH headings : Drug Delivery Systems; Nanostructures / chemistry; Photochemotherapy; Polymers / chemistry; Theranostic Nanomedicine
TL;DR: This review highlights the recent advances in the utilization of CPNs in theranostics, and introduces CPN-based in vivo imaging techniques, including near-infrared (NIR), two-photon (TP) imaging, photoacoustic (PA), and multimodal (MM) imaging. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

H2O2-Responsive Vesicles Integrated with Transcutaneous Patches for Glucose-Mediated Insulin Delivery

ACS NANO, 11(1), 613–620.

author keywords: drug delivery; vesicles; polymersome; glucose-responsive; insulin; diabetes
MeSH headings : Animals; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / chemically induced; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / drug therapy; Drug Carriers / chemical synthesis; Drug Carriers / chemistry; Drug Delivery Systems / methods; Glucose / analysis; Glucose / metabolism; Glucose Oxidase / metabolism; Hydrogen Peroxide / chemistry; Hypoglycemia / drug therapy; Insulin / administration & dosage; Insulin / chemistry; Insulin / pharmacology; Kinetics; Male; Mice; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Polymers / chemical synthesis; Polymers / chemistry; Streptozocin; Transdermal Patch
TL;DR: In vivo testing indicates that a single patch can regulate glucose levels effectively with reduced risk of hypoglycemia and its kinetics can be modulated by adjusting the concentration of GOx loaded into the microneedles. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Hypoxia and H2O2 Dual-Sensitive Vesicles for Enhanced Glucose-Responsive Insulin Delivery

NANO LETTERS, 17(2), 733–739.

author keywords: Drug delivery; diabetes; insulin; glucose-responsive; hypoxia-sensitive; H2O2-sensitive
MeSH headings : Animals; Blood Glucose / metabolism; Cell Hypoxia; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / drug therapy; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / metabolism; Drug Carriers / chemistry; Drug Liberation; Glucose / metabolism; Glucose Oxidase / metabolism; HeLa Cells; Humans; Hydrogen Peroxide / metabolism; Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage; Hypoglycemic Agents / chemistry; Insulin / administration & dosage; Insulin / chemistry; Male; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Nitroimidazoles / chemistry; Oxidation-Reduction; Peptides / chemistry; Polyethylene Glycols / chemistry
TL;DR: In vivo experiments indicated that this smart insulin patch could efficiently regulate the blood glucose in the chemically induced type 1 diabetic mice for 10 h and eliminate the excess H2O2, which may lead to free radical-induced damage to skin tissue during the long-term usage and reduce the activity of GOx. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Insulin-responsive glucagon delivery for prevention of hypoglycemia

Small (Weinheim An Der Bergstrasse, Germany), 13(19).

By: J. Yu n, Y. Zhang n, W. Sun n, A. Kahkoska*, J. Wang n, J. Buse*, Z. Gu n

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Locally Induced Adipose Tissue Browning by Microneedle Patch for Obesity Treatment

ACS NANO, 11(9), 9223–9230.

By: Y. Zhang n, Q. Liu*, J. Yu n, S. Yu n, J. Wang n, L. Qiang*, Z. Gu n

author keywords: drug delivery; microneedle patch; obesity; browning agent; adipose tissue
MeSH headings : Adipocytes, White / drug effects; Adipose Tissue, White / drug effects; Animals; Anti-Obesity Agents / administration & dosage; Anti-Obesity Agents / therapeutic use; Drug Delivery Systems / instrumentation; Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage; Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use; Male; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Obesity / drug therapy; Rosiglitazone / administration & dosage; Rosiglitazone / therapeutic use; Transdermal Patch
TL;DR: A transcutaneous browning agent patch is developed to locally induce adipose tissue transformation and reduces treated fat pad size, increases whole body energy expenditure, and improves type-2 diabetes in vivo in a diet-induced obesity mouse model. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 review

Photoacoustic Drug Delivery

[Review of ]. SENSORS, 17(6).

By: Y. Zhang n, J. Yu n, A. Kahkoska* & Z. Gu n

author keywords: photoacoustic imaging; drug delivery; chemotherapy; photothermal therapy
MeSH headings : Drug Delivery Systems; Humans; Optical Imaging; Photoacoustic Techniques; Spectrum Analysis; Theranostic Nanomedicine
TL;DR: This review focuses on the recent development of PAI-mediated drug delivery systems and provides an overview of the design of different PAI agents for drug delivery. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Red Blood Cells for Glucose-Responsive Insulin Delivery

ADVANCED MATERIALS, 29(18).

MeSH headings : Erythrocytes; Glucose; Insulin
TL;DR: This work is the first demonstration of utilizing RBC membrane to achieve smart insulin delivery with fast responsiveness and the binding is reversible in the setting of hyperglycemia, resulting in fast release of insulin and subsequent drop of BG level in vivo. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Thrombin-responsive transcutaneous patch for auto-anticoagulant regulation

Advanced Materials, 29(4).

By: Y. Zhang n, J. Yu n, J. Wang n, N. Hanne n, Z. Cui n, C. Qian n, C. Wang n, H. Xin n ...

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Ultrasound-triggered noninvasive regulation of blood glucose levels using microgels integrated with insulin nanocapsules

Nano Research, 10(4), 1393–1402.

By: J. Di n, J. Yu n, Q. Wang*, S. Yao n, D. Suo n, Y. Ye n, M. Pless n, Y. Zhu n, Y. Jing n, Z. Gu n

author keywords: controlled drug delivery; focused ultrasound; diabetes; nanocapsule; microgel
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that this ultrasound-triggered insulin delivery system, when activated by 30 s ultrasound administration, could effectively achieve glycemic control for up to one week in a noninvasive, localized, and pulsatile manner. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

ATP-Responsive and Near-Infrared-Emissive Nanocarriers for Anticancer Drug Delivery and Real-Time Imaging

THERANOSTICS, 6(7), 1053–1064.

By: C. Qian*, Y. Chen, S. Zhu, J. Yu*, L. Zhang, P. Feng, X. Tang, Q. Hu* ...

author keywords: drug delivery; nanomedicine; stimuli-responsive; ATP-responsive; theranostics; conjugated polymers
MeSH headings : Adenosine Triphosphate / metabolism; Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage; Boronic Acids / metabolism; Doxorubicin / administration & dosage; Drug Carriers / administration & dosage; Hep G2 Cells; Humans; Liver Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging; Liver Neoplasms / drug therapy; Nanoparticles / administration & dosage; Optical Imaging / methods; Theranostic Nanomedicine / methods
TL;DR: In vivo studies validate that this adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP)-responsive and near-infrared (NIR)-emissive conjugated polymer-based nanocarrier for the controlled release of anticancer drugs and real-time imaging exhibits promising capability for inhibition of tumor growth. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 article

Elastic drug delivery: could treatments be triggered by patient movement?

NANOMEDICINE, Vol. 11, pp. 323–325.

By: Y. Zhang n, J. Yu n, Y. Zhu n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: drug delivery; mechanical-responsive; nanoparticle; wearable devices
MeSH headings : Drug Delivery Systems; Elasticity; Humans; Movement; Patients
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Hypoxia-Sensitive Materials for Biomedical Applications

ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 44(6), 1931–1945.

By: J. Yu n, Y. Zhang n, X. Hu*, G. Wright n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: Hypoxia-responsive; Drug delivery; Bioimaging; Hypoxia inducible factor-1; Bioreductive molecule
MeSH headings : Animals; Cell Hypoxia; Humans; Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 / metabolism; Tissue Scaffolds / chemistry
TL;DR: Recent progress in the development of hypoxia-responsive systems for imaging, sensing and therapy was summarized and two types of hyp oxia-sensitive systems were reviewed with comments on their advantages and limitations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Internalized compartments encapsulated nanogels for targeted drug delivery

NANOSCALE, 8(17), 9178–9184.

By: J. Yu n, Y. Zhang n, W. Sun n, C. Wang n, D. Ranson n, Y. Ye n, Y. Weng*, Z. Gu n

MeSH headings : Doxorubicin / administration & dosage; Drug Delivery Systems; Ferrous Compounds; Hyaluronic Acid; Nanoparticles; Silicon Dioxide
TL;DR: This study illustrates the potential of utilizing an internalized compartments encapsulated formulation for targeted cancer therapy, and offers guidelines for developing a natural particulate-inspired drug delivery system. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Light-Activated Hypoxia-Responsive Nanocarriers for Enhanced Anticancer Therapy

ADVANCED MATERIALS, 28(17), 3313–3320.

By: C. Qian n, J. Yu n, Y. Chen*, Q. Hu n, X. Xiao*, W. Sun n, C. Wang n, P. Feng*, Q. Shen*, Z. Gu n

MeSH headings : Animals; Antineoplastic Agents / chemistry; Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology; Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use; Cell Hypoxia; Cell Survival / drug effects; Doxorubicin / chemistry; Doxorubicin / pharmacology; Doxorubicin / therapeutic use; Drug Carriers / chemistry; HeLa Cells; Humans; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Light; Mice; Mice, Nude; Microscopy, Confocal; Microscopy, Electron, Transmission; Nanoparticles / chemistry; Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging; Neoplasms / drug therapy; Neoplasms / pathology; Optical Imaging; Polyvinyl Alcohol / chemistry; Singlet Oxygen / chemistry; Singlet Oxygen / metabolism; Transplantation, Heterologous
TL;DR: A light-activated hypoxia-responsive conjugated polymer-based nanocarrier is developed for efficiently producing singlet oxygen and inducing hypoxide to promote release of its cargoes in tumor cells, leading to enhanced antitumor efficacy. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 review

Mechanical Force-Triggered Drug Delivery

[Review of ]. CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 116(19), 12536–12563.

By: Y. Zhang n, J. Yu n, H. Bomba n, Y. Zhu n & Z. Gu n

MeSH headings : Animals; Drug Carriers / chemistry; Drug Carriers / pharmacology; Drug Delivery Systems / methods; Liposomes / chemistry; Liposomes / pharmacology; Magnetic Phenomena; Mechanical Phenomena; Microbubbles; Nanoparticles / chemistry; Ultrasonic Waves
TL;DR: An overview of recent advances in mechanically activated DDS is provided and the opportunities and challenges regarding clinical translations are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Microneedles Integrated with Pancreatic Cells and Synthetic Glucose-Signal Amplifiers for Smart Insulin Delivery

Advanced Materials, 28(16), 3115–3121.

MeSH headings : Animals; Blood Glucose / analysis; Blood Glucose / metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / blood; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / pathology; Insulin / metabolism; Insulin Secretion; Islets of Langerhans / metabolism; Mice; Needles; Time Factors
TL;DR: An innovative microneedle (MN)-based cell therapy is developed for glucose-responsive regulation of the insulin secretion from exogenous pancreatic β-cells without implantation that can quickly reduce the blood-sugar levels of chemically induced type-1 diabetic mice. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Transformable DNA nanocarriers for plasma membrane targeted delivery of cytokine

BIOMATERIALS, 96, 1–10.

By: W. Sun n, W. Ji n, Q. Hu n, J. Yu n, C. Wang n, C. Qian n, G. Hochu n, Z. Gu n

author keywords: Cancer; Protein delivery; DNA structures; Cytokine; Nanomedicine
TL;DR: A tumor microenvironment-responsive and transformable nanocarrier for cell membrane targeted delivery of cytokine using a phospholipase A2 degradable liposome as a shell and complementary DNA nanostructures decorated with cytokines as the cores is reported. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Versatile Protein Nanogels Prepared by In Situ Polymerization

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 217(3), 333–343.

By: Y. Ye n, J. Yu n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: drug delivery; in situ polymerization; nanogels; protein; stimuli-responsive
TL;DR: Allowing a range of stimuli-responsive formulations for on-demand release, in a spatial, temporal, and dosagecontrolled manner, is highlighted and future opportunities as well as challenges of protein nanogels are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Confinement-induced nanocrystal alignment of conjugated polymer by the soft-stamped nanoimprint lithography

CHINESE PHYSICS B, 24(10).

author keywords: conjugated polymer; soft lithography; nanocrystalline material; x-ray technique
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Engineering Synthetic Insulin-Secreting Cells Using Hyaluronic Acid Microgels Integrated with Glucose-Responsive Nanoparticles

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING, 8(3), 445–454.

By: J. Di n, J. Yu n, Y. Ye n, D. Ranson n, A. Jindal n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: Insulin delivery; Diabetes; Glucose responsive; Bio-inspired; Hyaluronic acid; Dextran
TL;DR: In vitro studies demonstrated that the insulin release rate associated with HA microgels was effectively regulated by changes in the glucose concentration, and validated that a single injection of the developed formulation stabilized the blood glucose levels in the normoglycemic state for over 1 week. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 review

Glucose-responsive synthetic closed-loop insulin delivery systems

[Review of ]. Progress in Chemistry, 27(1), 11–26.

By: Y. Zhang, J. Yu, Q. Shen & Z. Gu

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Microneedle-array patches loaded with hypoxia-sensitive vesicles provide fast glucose-responsive insulin delivery

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 112(27), 8260–8265.

By: J. Yu n, Y. Zhang n, Y. Ye n, R. DiSanto n, W. Sun n, D. Ranson n, F. Ligler n, J. Buse*, Z. Gu n

author keywords: diabetes; drug delivery; glucose-responsive; hypoxia-sensitive; microneedle
MeSH headings : Animals; Blood Glucose / analysis; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / blood; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / drug therapy; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy; Drug Delivery Systems / instrumentation; Drug Delivery Systems / methods; Glucose / metabolism; Glucose Oxidase / metabolism; Humans; Hyaluronic Acid / chemistry; Hyaluronic Acid / metabolism; Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage; Hypoglycemic Agents / chemistry; Hypoxia / metabolism; Insulin / administration & dosage; Insulin / chemistry; Insulin / metabolism; Male; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Microscopy, Electron, Transmission; Molecular Structure; Oxidation-Reduction; Reproducibility of Results
TL;DR: The “smart insulin patch” with a new enzyme-based glucose-responsive mechanism can regulate the blood glucose of type 1 diabetic mice to achieve normal levels, with faster responsiveness compared with the commonly used pH-sensitive formulations, and can avoid the risk of hypoglycemia. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Stretch-Triggered Drug Delivery from Wearable Elastomer Films Containing Therapeutic Depots

ACS NANO, 9(9), 9407–9415.

By: J. Di n, S. Yao n, Y. Ye n, Z. Cui n, J. Yu n, T. Ghosh n, Y. Zhu n, Z. Gu n

author keywords: drug delivery; wearable devices; stimuli-responsive; nanoparticles; microdepots
MeSH headings : Animals; Drug Delivery Systems; Drug Liberation; Elastomers / chemistry; Elastomers / pharmacology; Mice; Nanoparticles / chemistry; Polymers / chemistry; Polymers / pharmacology
TL;DR: This work demonstrated that the tensile strain, applied to the stretchable device, facilitated release of therapeutics from microdepots for anticancer and antibacterial treatments. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

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