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  1. Doxorubicin-mediated radiosensitivity in multicellular spheroids from a lung cancer cell line is enhanced by composite micelle encapsulation

    International Journal of Nanomedicine 7:2661 (2012) PMID 22679376 PMCID PMC3368509

    We used confocal laser scanning microscopy and flow cytometry to study the accumulation and efflux of doxorubicin from A549 multicellular spheroids. Doxorubicin radiosensitization and the combined effects of irradiation and doxorubicin on cell migration and proliferation were compared for the differ...
  2. Genetically manipulated adult stem cells for wound healing.

    Drug Discovery Today 16(21-22):957 (2011) PMID 21824528

    We compare viral and non-viral vectors and three-dimensional scaffold-based transfection strategies in terms of their biosafety, recombinant efficiency and influence on the differentiation of ASCs, to indicate the future direction of the application of recombinant ASCs in wound treatment....
  3. Preparation, characterisation and anti-tumour activity of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide nanoparticles.

    Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 62(1):139 (2010) PMID 20723010

    Objectives The aim was to prepare novel Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide nanoparticles and to evaluate the physicochemical properties and anti-tumour activity in in-vitro cytotoxicity studies using HepG2, HeLa and A549 cancer cell lines, and growth promotion effects on mouse spleen cells. Methods Ch...
  4. Effective gene delivery to mesenchymal stem cells based on the reverse transfection and three-dimensional cell culture system.

    Pharmaceutical Research 28(7):1577 (2011) PMID 21347566

    The combination of reverse transfection system with 3D cell culture scaffold benefits the cell proliferation and long-time gene transfection of MSCs....
  5. Impregnation of plasmid DNA into three-dimensional PLGA scaffold enhances DNA expression of mesenchymal stem cells in vitro.

    Pharmazie 67(3):229 (2012) PMID 22530304

    Current efforts had been made to undertake a three-dimensional (3-D) reverse transfection of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) in PLGA scaffolds. As a kind of multipotent stem cells, BM-MSCs show great potential and tremendous capacity in the gene transfection fiel...
  6. Development of drug-in-adhesive transdermal patch for α-asarone and in vivo pharmacokinetics and efficacy evaluation.

    Drug Delivery 18(1):84 (2011) PMID 20939674

    A transdermal drug delivery system has been reported that can increase the bioavailability, reduce the administration duration, and maintain the concentration of drug in blood. In the present study, drug-in-adhesive transdermal patches of α-asarone using Eudragit E100 as pressure-sensitive adhesive...