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Updated: July 12th, 2023 21:19

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

Extraction of Plant DNA by Microneedle Patch for Rapid Detection of Plant Diseases

ACS Nano, 13(6), 6540–6549.

By: R. Paul n, A. Saville n, J. Hansel n, Y. Ye n, C. Ball n, A. Williams n, X. Chang*, G. Chen n ...

author keywords: plant disease; DNA extraction; microneedle patch; Phytophthora infestans; nucleic acid amplification; point-of-care diagnostics
MeSH headings : DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic / instrumentation; DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic / methods; DNA, Fungal / chemistry; DNA, Fungal / genetics; Solanum lycopersicum / microbiology; Metagenomics / instrumentation; Metagenomics / methods; Needles; Phytophthora / genetics; Phytophthora / pathogenicity; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Plant Leaves / chemistry; Plant Leaves / microbiology
TL;DR: A simple, cell-lysis-free, and purification-free DNA extraction method that could be a transformative approach to facilitate rapid sample preparation for molecular diagnosis of various plant diseases directly in the field is developed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: July 15, 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

2019 article

Topical and Transdermal Nanomedicines for Cancer Therapy

NANOTHERANOSTICS FOR CANCER APPLICATIONS, Vol. 5, pp. 231–251.

By: Y. Ye n, J. Wang n, W. Sun n, H. Bomba n & Z. Gu*

TL;DR: This chapter summarizes the principles and the recent innovations in the field of transdermal nanomedicine together with opportunities and challenges in clinical translation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 26, 2020

2018 journal article

Cardiac cell-integrated microneedle patch for treating myocardial infarction

SCIENCE ADVANCES, 4(11).

By: J. Tang n, J. Wang n, K. Huang n, Y. Ye n, T. Su n, L. Qiao n, M. Hensley n, T. Caranasos* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Cells, Cultured; Microtechnology; Myocardial Infarction / therapy; Myocytes, Cardiac / cytology; Needles; Rats; Rats, Inbred WKY; Regeneration; Stromal Cells / cytology; Stromal Cells / transplantation; Swine; Tissue Engineering / instrumentation
TL;DR: The microneedle patch integrated with cardiac stromal cells (MN-CSCs) represents an innovative approach delivering therapeutic cells for heart regeneration and polymeric MNs are used to create “channels” between host myocardium and therapeutic CSCs to promote heart repair. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 31, 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 n, W. Sun*, J. Wang n, H. Ruan n, 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

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

2017 review

Bioengineering of Artificial Antigen Presenting Cells and Lymphoid Organs

[Review of ]. THERANOSTICS, 7(14), 3504–3516.

By: C. Wang n, W. Sun n, Y. Ye n, H. Bomba n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: artificial immune cells; lymphoid organs
MeSH headings : Animals; Antigen-Presenting Cells / immunology; Artificial Cells / chemistry; Artificial Cells / immunology; Biomimetic Materials / chemistry; Humans; Lymphoid Tissue / cytology; Lymphoid Tissue / immunology
TL;DR: This review surveys the latest studies on engineering biomimetic materials for immunotherapy, focusing on the perspectives of bioengineering artificial antigen presenting cells and lymphoid organs. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
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)
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Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Local delivery of checkpoints antibodies

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS, 13(1), 245–248.

By: C. Wang n, Y. Ye n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: biomaterials; cancer immunotherapy; drug delivery; immune checkpoint inhibitors; microneedle
MeSH headings : Antibodies / administration & dosage; Biomedical Research / trends; Humans; Immunologic Factors / administration & dosage; Immunotherapy / methods; Molecular Targeted Therapy / methods; Neoplasms / immunology; Neoplasms / therapy
TL;DR: Recent efforts utilizing immunoengineering for local delivery of these immune checkpoint antibodies are introduced in the field of cancer immunotherapy. (via Semantic Scholar)
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

Tailoring Biomaterials for Cancer Immunotherapy: Emerging Trends and Future Outlook

ADVANCED MATERIALS, 29(29).

By: C. Wang n, Y. Ye n, Q. Hu n, A. Bellotti n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: biomaterials; cancer immunotherapy; cell therapy; drug delivery
MeSH headings : Animals; Antigen-Presenting Cells / cytology; Antigen-Presenting Cells / metabolism; Antigens / genetics; Antigens / immunology; Antigens / metabolism; Biocompatible Materials / chemistry; Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy; Humans; Immunologic Factors / metabolism; Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use; Immunotherapy; Nanostructures / chemistry; Neoplasms / therapy
TL;DR: An overview of the latest studies on engineering biomaterials for the enhancement of anticancer immunity is given, including the perspectives of delivery of immunomodulatory therapeutics, engineering immune cells, and constructing immune‐modulating scaffolds. (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

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

Enhanced Cancer Immunotherapy by Microneedle Patch-Assisted Delivery of Anti-PD1 Antibody

NANO LETTERS, 16(4), 2334–2340.

By: C. Wang n, Y. Ye n, G. Hochu n, H. Sadeghifar n & Z. Gu n

author keywords: Anti-PD-1; cancer immunotherapy; microneedle patch; melanoma; drug delivery
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Neoplasm / immunology; Antibodies, Neoplasm / pharmacology; Drug Delivery Systems / instrumentation; Drug Delivery Systems / methods; Immunotherapy / instrumentation; Immunotherapy / methods; Mice; Needles; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor / immunology; Skin Neoplasms / immunology; Skin Neoplasms / pathology; Skin Neoplasms / therapy
TL;DR: It is found that a single administration of the MN patch induces robust immune responses in a B16F10 mouse melanoma model compared to MN without degradation trigger or intratumoral injection of free aPD1 with the same dose. (via Semantic Scholar)
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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

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

Photo-Cross-Linked Scaffold with Kartogenin-Encapsulated Nanoparticles for Cartilage Regeneration

ACS NANO, 10(1), 1292–1299.

By: D. Shi*, X. Xu*, Y. Ye n, K. Song*, Y. Cheng, J. Di n, Q. Hu n, J. Li ...

author keywords: drug delivery; tissue engineering; hydrogel; regenerative medicine; nanoparticles
TL;DR: The effect of an ultraviolet-reactive, rapidly cross-linkable scaffold integrated with kartogenin-loaded nanoparticles using an innovational one-step technology makes the chondrogenesis efficient and persistent. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Synergistic Transcutaneous Immunotherapy Enhances Antitumor Immune Responses through Delivery of Checkpoint Inhibitors

ACS NANO, 10(9), 8956–8963.

By: Y. Ye n, J. Wang n, Q. Hu n, G. Hochu n, H. Xin n, C. Wang n, Z. Gu n

author keywords: drug delivery; immunotherapy; anti-PD1; IDO; microneedle
MeSH headings : Animals; Cell Cycle Checkpoints / drug effects; Drug Delivery Systems; Immunosuppression Therapy; Immunotherapy / methods; Indoleamine-Pyrrole 2,3,-Dioxygenase / therapeutic use; Melanoma / therapy; Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor / therapeutic use; Skin Neoplasms / therapy; Tumor Microenvironment
TL;DR: This synergistic immunotherapy strategy locally targets the immunoinhibitory receptor programmed cell death protein 1 (PD1) and immunosuppressive enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) for the treatment of melanoma through a microneedle-based transcutaneous delivery approach and achieves potent 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 journal article

Tumor Microenvironment-Mediated Construction and Deconstruction of Extracellular Drug-Delivery Depots

NANO LETTERS, 16(2), 1118–1126.

By: Q. Hu n, W. Sun n, Y. Lu n, H. Bomba n, Y. Ye n, T. Jiang*, A. Isaacson*, Z. Gu n

author keywords: Drug delivery; stimuli-responsive; tumor microenvironment; apoptosis; antiangiogenesis
MeSH headings : Angiogenesis Inhibitors / administration & dosage; Angiogenesis Inhibitors / chemistry; Animals; Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage; Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / chemistry; Apoptosis / drug effects; Breast Neoplasms / drug therapy; Breast Neoplasms / genetics; Cell Line, Tumor; Cell Membrane Permeability / drug effects; Drug Delivery Systems; Endosomes / drug effects; Gene Transfer Techniques; Humans; Hyaluronoglucosaminidase / biosynthesis; Hyaluronoglucosaminidase / chemistry; Mice; Snake Venoms / administration & dosage; Snake Venoms / chemistry; TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand / administration & dosage; Tumor Microenvironment / drug effects; Xenograft Model Antitumor Assays
TL;DR: Equipped with an acid-degradable modality, the resulting CS-NG can substantially release combinational anticancer drugs-tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis inducing ligand and antiangiogenic cilengitide toward the membrane of cancer cells and endothelial cells at the acidic tumor microenvironment, respectively. (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

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

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 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

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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