Works (23)

Updated: July 5th, 2023 15:37

2021 article

Bioorthogonal catalytic patch

Chen, Z., Li, H., Bian, Y., Wang, Z., Chen, G., Zhang, X., … Gu, Z. (2021, May 10). NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY.

By: Z. Chen*, H. Li*, Y. Bian*, Z. Wang*, G. Chen*, X. Zhang*, Y. Miao*, D. Wen* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Antineoplastic Agents / chemistry; Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacokinetics; Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology; Catalysis; Drug Delivery Systems; Hep G2 Cells; Humans; Melanoma, Experimental; Metal Nanoparticles / chemistry; Metal Nanoparticles / therapeutic use; Mice; Palladium / chemistry; Palladium / pharmacokinetics; Palladium / pharmacology; Prodrugs / chemistry; Prodrugs / pharmacokinetics; Prodrugs / pharmacology; Titanium / chemistry; Titanium / pharmacokinetics; Titanium / pharmacology
TL;DR: The authors fill the needles of a microneedle array patch with palladium nanoparticles deposited on titanium nanosheets and show that the device, applied locally on the skin of mouse models bearing melanoma, promotes intratumoural conversion of systemically injected caged doxorubicin into the active drug, reducing its toxicity and side effects. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 10, 2021

2020 journal article

Engineered PD-L1-Expressing Platelets Reverse New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes

ADVANCED MATERIALS, 32(26).

author keywords: drug delivery; immune tolerance; platelets; programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1); type 1 diabetes (T1D)
MeSH headings : Animals; B7-H1 Antigen / genetics; B7-H1 Antigen / metabolism; Blood Glucose / analysis; CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes / cytology; CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes / immunology; CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes / metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / pathology; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / therapy; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / veterinary; Genetic Engineering; Immune Tolerance; Insulin / blood; Insulin-Secreting Cells / cytology; Insulin-Secreting Cells / immunology; Insulin-Secreting Cells / metabolism; Megakaryocyte Progenitor Cells / cytology; Megakaryocyte Progenitor Cells / metabolism; Megakaryocyte Progenitor Cells / transplantation; Mice; Mice, Inbred NOD; T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory / cytology; T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory / immunology; T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory / metabolism
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that the rescue of β‐cells by PD‐L1 platelets can effectively maintain normoglycemia and reverse diabetes in newly hyperglycemic NOD mice. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 8, 2020

2019 journal article

A Therapeutic Microneedle Patch Made from Hair-Derived Keratin for Promoting Hair Regrowth

ACS NANO, 13(4), 4354–4360.

By: G. Yang n, Q. Chen n, D. Wen n, Z. Chen n, J. Wang n, G. Chen n, Z. Wang*, X. Zhang n ...

author keywords: drug delivery; microneedle; exosome; keratin; hair regrowth; transdermal drug delivery
MeSH headings : Animals; Cell Line; Delayed-Action Preparations / chemistry; Drug Delivery Systems / instrumentation; Equipment Design; Hair / chemistry; Hair / drug effects; Hair / growth & development; Hair Follicle / drug effects; Hair Follicle / growth & development; Humans; Injections, Subcutaneous; Keratins / chemistry; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Transdermal Patch
TL;DR: It was demonstrated that this microneedle device integrated with mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived exosomes and a small molecular drug, UK5099, could enhance the treatment efficiency at a reduced dosage, leading to promoted pigmentation and hair regrowth within 6 days through two rounds of administration in a 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: June 4, 2019

2019 journal article

Bioresponsive Protein Complex of aPD1 and aCD47 Antibodies for Enhanced Immunotherapy

NANO LETTERS, 19(8), 4879–4889.

author keywords: Drug delivery; immunotherapy; immune checkpoint blockade; bioresponsive; nanomedicine
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology; Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use; Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological / immunology; Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological / therapeutic use; CD47 Antigen / immunology; Female; Immunotherapy; Melanoma / immunology; Melanoma / therapy; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor / immunology; Reactive Oxygen Species / immunology; Tumor Microenvironment / drug effects
TL;DR: A bioresponsive ICB treatment is developed based on the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-sensitive protein complex for controlled sequential release of anti- "don't eat me" signal antibody and antiprogrammed cell death protein 1 (aPD1), by leveraging the abundant ROS in the tumor microenvironment. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Source: Web Of Science
Added: September 3, 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

In situ sprayed bioresponsive immunotherapeutic gel for post-surgical cancer treatment

NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, 14(1), 89-+.

By: Q. Chen n, C. Wang n, X. Zhang*, G. Chen*, Q. Hu n, H. Li*, J. Wang n, D. Wen* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Biocompatible Materials / chemistry; Calcium Carbonate / chemistry; Female; Fibrin / chemistry; Gels / chemistry; Humans; Immunity; Immunotherapy / methods; Luminescent Measurements; Melanoma, Experimental / pathology; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Nanoparticles / chemistry; Nanoparticles / ultrastructure; Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology; Neoplasms / pathology; Neoplasms / surgery; Phagocytosis
TL;DR: The findings indicate that the immunotherapeutic fibrin gel ‘awakens’ the host innate and adaptive immune systems to inhibit both local tumour recurrence post surgery and potential metastatic spread. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 21, 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 journal article

Bacteria-Driven Hypoxia Targeting for Combined Biotherapy and Photothermal Therapy

ACS NANO, 12(6), 5995–6005.

By: W. Chen*, Y. Wang*, M. Qin*, X. Zhang n, Z. Zhang*, X. Sun*, Z. Gu n

author keywords: salmonella; polydopamine; hypoxia targeting; photothermal therapy; malignant melanoma
MeSH headings : Animals; Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects; Antineoplastic Agents / metabolism; Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology; Cell Survival / drug effects; Hypoxia / metabolism; Indoles / adverse effects; Indoles / metabolism; Indoles / pharmacology; Lasers; Melanoma, Experimental / metabolism; Melanoma, Experimental / pathology; Melanoma, Experimental / therapy; Mice; Phototherapy; Polymers / adverse effects; Polymers / metabolism; Polymers / pharmacology; Salmonella / growth & development; Salmonella / metabolism; Tissue Distribution; Tumor Cells, Cultured
TL;DR: Both VNP and pDA potentiate the therapeutic ability of each other, resulting in a superior anticancer effect, which eliminated the tumors without relapse or metastasis with only one injection and laser irradiation. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Bioresponsive Microneedles with a Sheath Structure for H2O2 and pH Cascade-Triggered Insulin Delivery

SMALL, 14(14).

author keywords: diabetes; drug delivery; insulin; microneedles; stimuli-responsive
MeSH headings : Animals; Drug Delivery Systems / methods; Humans; Hydrogen Peroxide / chemistry; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Insulin / administration & dosage; Insulin / chemistry; Mice; Oxidation-Reduction
TL;DR: The resulting microneedle patch can release insulin with rapid responsiveness under hyperglycemic conditions owing to an oxidative and acidic environment because of glucose oxidation, and can therefore effectively regulate blood glucose levels within a normal range on a chemically induced type 1 diabetic mouse model with enhanced biocompatibility. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Conjugation of haematopoietic stem cells and platelets decorated with anti-PD-1 antibodies augments anti-leukaemia efficacy

NATURE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 2(11), 831–840.

By: Q. Hu*, W. Sun*, J. Wang*, H. Ruan*, X. Zhang*, Y. Ye n, S. Shen*, C. Wang n ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies / chemistry; Antibodies / immunology; Blood Platelets / chemistry; Blood Platelets / cytology; Blood Platelets / metabolism; Cell Line, Tumor; Chemokines / metabolism; Cytokines / metabolism; Disease Models, Animal; Female; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation; Hematopoietic Stem Cells / chemistry; Hematopoietic Stem Cells / cytology; Hematopoietic Stem Cells / metabolism; Leukemia / therapy; Mice; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Mice, Knockout; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor / deficiency; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor / genetics; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor / immunology; T-Lymphocytes / cytology; T-Lymphocytes / immunology; T-Lymphocytes / metabolism
TL;DR: It is shown that systemically delivered blood platelets decorated with anti-PD-1 antibodies and conjugated to haematopoietic stem cells reduce the growth and recurrence of leukaemia in mice and significantly augment the therapeutic efficacy of checkpoint blockade. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: November 26, 2018

2018 journal article

Engineering PD-1-Presenting Platelets for Cancer Immunotherapy

NANO LETTERS, 18(9), 5716–5725.

By: X. Zhang n, J. Wang n, Z. Chen n, Q. Hu n, C. Wang n, J. Yan n, G. Dotti*, P. Huang*, Z. Gu n

author keywords: Drug delivery; platelet; immune checkpoint blockade; immunotherapy; nanomedicine
TL;DR: This work genetically engineered platelets from megakaryocyte progenitor cells to express the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and found that the PD-1 platelet and its derived microparticle could accumulate within the tumor surgical wound and revert exhausted CD8+ T cells, leading to the eradication of residual tumor cells. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

In situ formed reactive oxygen species-responsive scaffold with gemcitabine and checkpoint inhibitor for combination therapy

SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 10(429).

By: C. Wang n, J. Wang n, X. Zhang n, S. Yu n, D. Wen n, Q. Hu n, Y. Ye n, H. Bomba n ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Cell Line, Tumor; Combined Modality Therapy; Deoxycytidine / analogs & derivatives; Deoxycytidine / therapeutic use; Female; Hydrogel, Polyethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate / chemistry; Immunotherapy / methods; Mice; Mice, Inbred BALB C; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor / metabolism; Gemcitabine
TL;DR: A ROS-responsive hydrogel scaffold controls release of gemcitabine and immune checkpoint inhibitor for enhanced antitumor activity and promotes an immune-mediated tumor regression in the tumor-bearing mice, with prevention of tumor recurrence after primary resection. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

PD-1 Blockade Cellular Vesicles for Cancer Immunotherapy

ADVANCED MATERIALS, 30(22).

By: X. Zhang n, C. Wang n, J. Wang n, Q. Hu n, B. Langworthy*, Y. Ye n, W. Sun n, J. Lin* ...

author keywords: cancer immunotherapy; cell therapy; drug delivery; immune checkpoint blockade; nanomedicine
MeSH headings : Humans; Immunotherapy; Lymphocytes, Tumor-Infiltrating; Neoplasms / therapy; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor; T-Lymphocytes; Tumor Microenvironment
TL;DR: E engineered cellular nanovesicles (NVs) presenting PD‐1 receptors on their membranes, which enhance antitumor responses by disrupting thePD‐1/PD‐L1 immune inhibitory axis, are reported. (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

2018 journal article

Phosphorylcholine-based stealthy nanocapsules decorating TPGS for combatting multi-drug-resistant cancer

ACS Biomaterials-Science & Engineering, 4(5), 1679–1686.

By: G. Liu, H. Tsai, X. Zeng, W. Cheng, L. Jiang, H. Chen, X. Zhang, J. Zhang, L. Mei

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

2018 journal article

The mechanism of lauric acid-modified protein nanocapsules escape from intercellular trafficking vesicles and its implication for drug delivery

Drug Delivery, 25(1), 985–994.

By: L. Jiang, X. Liang, G. Liu, Y. Zhou, X. Ye, X. Chen, Q. Miao, L. Gao, X. Zhang, L. Mei

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

2017 journal article

A melanin-mediated cancer immunotherapy patch

SCIENCE IMMUNOLOGY, 2(17).

By: Y. Ye n, C. Wang n, X. Zhang n, Q. Hu n, Y. Zhang n, Q. Liu n, D. Wen n, J. Milligan n ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Cancer Vaccines / immunology; Cancer Vaccines / metabolism; Cell Line, Tumor; Dendritic Cells / immunology; Dendritic Cells / metabolism; Female; Immunotherapy / instrumentation; Immunotherapy / methods; Infrared Rays; Kaplan-Meier Estimate; Melanins / immunology; Melanins / metabolism; Mice, Inbred BALB C; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Mice, Knockout; Mice, Transgenic; Needles; Neoplasms, Experimental / immunology; Neoplasms, Experimental / pathology; Neoplasms, Experimental / therapy; Transdermal Patch; Tumor Burden / immunology
TL;DR: It is found that the spatiotemporal photoresponsive immunotherapy increases infiltration of polarized T cells and local cytokine release in mice after tumor challenge and elicited antitumor effects toward established primary tumor and distant tumor. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A pH-sensitive methenamine mandelate-loaded nanoparticle induces DNA damage and apoptosis of cancer cells

Acta Biomaterialia, 62, 246–256.

By: L. Zhang, W. Hao, L. Xu, Y. Gao, X. Wang, D. Zhu, Z. Chen, X. Zhang, H. Chen, L. Mei

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

2017 journal article

Investigation and intervention of autophagy to guide cancer treatment with nanogels

NANOSCALE, 9(1), 150–163.

By: X. Zhang n, X. Liang*, J. Gu*, D. Chang*, J. Zhang*, Z. Chen n, Y. Ye n, C. Wang n ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Autophagy; Chloroquine / administration & dosage; Doxorubicin / administration & dosage; Drug Delivery Systems; Endocytosis; Endosomes; Exocytosis; Female; Gels; Humans; MCF-7 Cells; Mice; Mice, SCID; Nanoparticles; Neoplasms, Experimental / drug therapy; Rhodamines; Xenograft Model Antitumor Assays; rab GTP-Binding Proteins / metabolism
TL;DR: Investigation and intervention of the autophagy pathway could provide a new method to improve the therapeutic effect of anticancer nanogels and be sequestered in autophagosomes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Synthetic beta cells for fusion-mediated dynamic insulin secretion

Nature Chemical Biology, 14(1), 86–93.

MeSH headings : Animals; Artificial Cells; Biomimetic Materials / chemistry; Blood Glucose / analysis; Cell Engineering / methods; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / blood; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / drug therapy; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Insulin / blood; Insulin / metabolism; Insulin Secretion; Insulin-Secreting Cells / metabolism; Male; Membrane Fusion; Mice, Inbred C57BL
TL;DR: The construction of artificial beta cells with a multicompartmental 'vesicles-in-vesicle' superstructure equipped with a glucose-metabolism system and membrane-fusion machinery is described, which can effectively distinguish between high and normal glucose levels. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Systematic investigation on the intracellular trafficking network of polymeric nanoparticles

Nanoscale, 9(9), 3269–3282.

By: J. Zhang, D. Chang, Y. Yang, X. Zhang, W. Tao, L. Jiang, X. Liang, H. Tsai, L. Huang, L. Mei

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

2016 journal article

Iron oxide nanoparticles induce autophagosome accumulation through multiple mechanisms: Lysosome impairment, mitochondrial damage, and ER stress

Molecular Pharmaceutics, 13(7), 2578–2587.

By: X. Zhang, H. Zhang, X. Liang, J. Zhang, W. Tao, X. Zhu, D. Chang, X. Zeng, L. Mei

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

2016 journal article

intracellular trafficking network of protein nanocapsules: endocytosis, exocytosis and autophagy

Theranostics, 6(12), 2099–2113.

By: J. Zhang, X. Zhang, G. Liu, D. Chang, X. Liang, X. Zhu, W. Tao, L. Mei

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

journal article

Core-Shell Microneedle Gel for Self-Regulated Insulin Delivery

Wang, J. Q., Ye, Y. Q., Yu, J. C., Kahkoska, A. R., Zhang, X. D., Wang, C., … Gu, Z. ACS Nano, 12(3), 2466–2473.

By: J. Wang, Y. Ye, J. Yu, A. Kahkoska, X. Zhang, C. Wang, W. Sun, R. Corder ...

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

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