1. Carbon Quantum Dot Surface-Engineered VO2 Interwoven Nanowires: A Flexible Cathode Material for Lithium and Sodium Ion Batteries.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(15):9733 (2016) PMID 27028048

    The use of electrode materials in their powdery form requires binders and conductive additives for the fabrication of the cells, which leads to unsatisfactory energy storage performance. Recently, a new strategy to design flexible, binder-, and additive-free three-dimensional electrodes with nan...
  2. [Experimental study on effect of model on hepatic fibrosis with Aralia chinesis].

    China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica 40(21):4251 (2015) PMID 27071266

    Hepatic fibrosis models were induced by CCl4 in rats. To explore vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGFβ1) mRNA expression and bcl-2, Bax protein expression levels of intervention and explore the mechanism of the Aralia chinesis anti-hepatic fibrosis. Si...
  3. Ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide and α-methyltrimethylene carbonate catalyzed by magnesium and zinc complexes derived from binaphthyl-based iminophenolate ligands.

    Dalton Transactions (Print Edition) 44(27):12420 (2015) PMID 25997024

    A series of racemic 2-[(2′-(dimethylamino)binaphthyl-2-ylimino)methyl]-4-R2-6-R(1)-phenols (L1H–L6H) were reacted with 1 equiv. of Mg[N(SiMe3)2]2 or Zn[N(SiMe3)2]2 to provide three heteroleptic magnesium silylamido complexes [(L4–(6))MgN(SiMe3)2] (4a: R(1) = R(2) = cumyl; 5a: R(1) = CPh3, R(2) =...
  4. OY-TES-1 may regulate the malignant behavior of liver cancer via NANOG, CD9, CCND2 and CDCA3: a bioinformatic analysis combine with RNAi and oligonucleotide microarray.

    Oncology Reports 33(4):1965 (2015) PMID 25673160

    Given its tumor-specific expression, including liver cancer, OY-TES-1 is a potential molecular marker for the diagnosis and immunotherapy of liver cancers. However, investigations of the mechanisms and the role of OY-TES-1 in liver cancer are rare. In the present study, based on a comprehensive ...
  5. [Serum adiponectin levels in children with Kawasaki disease].

    Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journa... 17(1):35 (2015) PMID 25616290

    To explore the change in serum adiponectin levels and its significance in children with Kawasaki disease (KD). Forty-five KD patients were enrolled in this study, including 18 with coronary artery lesions (CAL group) and 27 without coronary artery lesions (NCAL group). Twenty healthy children we...
  6. Dual-modality micro-positron emission tomography/computed tomography and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of EphB4 in orthotopic glioblastoma xenograft models.

    Molecular Imaging & Biology 16(1):74 (2014) PMID 23918654 PMCID PMC3947091

    In glioblastoma, EphB4 receptors, a member of the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases, are overexpressed in both tumor cells and angiogenic blood vessels. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the EphB4-binding peptide TNYL-RAW labeled with both (64)Cu and near-infrared fluore...
  7. MCTP2 is a dosage-sensitive gene required for cardiac outflow tract development.

    Human Molecular Genetics 22(21):4339 (2013) PMID 23773997 PMCID PMC3792692

    Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) and hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) have been reported in rare individuals with large terminal deletions of chromosome 15q26. However, no single gene important for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) development has been identified in this region. Using ar...
  8. Annexin A5-functionalized nanoparticle for multimodal imaging of cell death.

    Molecular Imaging 12(3):182 (2013) PMID 23490444 PMCID PMC3893065

    Techniques for visualizing cell death can provide noninvasive assessment of both disease states and response to therapeutic intervention. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a multimodal imaging nanoplatform for the detection of cell death. In this study, we evaluated 111In-lab...
  9. Targeting constitutively activated β1 integrins inhibits prostate cancer metastasis.

    Molecular Cancer Research 11(4):405 (2013) PMID 23339185 PMCID PMC3631285

    Disseminated prostate cancer cells must survive in circulation for metastasis to occur. Mechanisms by which these cells survive are not well understood. By immunohistochemistry of human tissues, we found that levels of β1 integrins and integrin-induced autophosphorylation of FAK (pFAK-Y397) are ...
  10. Palladium-catalyzed asymmetric addition of diarylphosphines to N-tosylimines.

    Chemical Communications 48(90):11148 (2012) PMID 23045160

    Bis(phosphine) pincer-Pd complex-catalyzed asymmetric addition of diarylphosphines to N-tosylimines was developed for the synthesis of chiral phosphine sulfides with high stereoselectivities (up to 96% ee) under mild conditions.
  11. Receptor-mediated transcytosis: a mechanism for active extravascular transport of nanoparticles in solid tumors.

    Journal of Controlled Release 161(3):959 (2012) PMID 22617522 PMCID PMC3412909

    Targeted nanoparticle-based delivery systems have been used extensively to develop effective cancer theranostics. However, how targeting ligands affect extravascular transport of nanoparticles in solid tumors remains unclear. Here, we show, using B16/F10 melanoma cells expressing melanocortin ty...
  12. [Study on chemical constituents of the root of Liriope platyphylla].

    Zhong yao cai = Zhongyaocai = Journal of Chines... 34(10):1537 (2011) PMID 22372141

    To study the constituents from the root of Liriope platypgylla. Six chemical constituents were isolated from the chloroform fraction and n-BuOH fraction from EtOH extract of Liriope platyphylla. Their structures were elucidated as beta-sitosterol-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosile(I), palmic acid (II), ...
  13. Annexin A5-conjugated polymeric micelles for dual SPECT and optical detection of apoptosis.

    Journal of nuclear medicine : official publicat... 52(6):958 (2011) PMID 21571801 PMCID PMC3463236

    Imaging of apoptosis can allow noninvasive assessment of disease states and response to therapeutic intervention for a variety of diseases. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a multimodal nanoplatform for the detection of apoptosis. To modulate the pharmacokinetics of annexin ...
  14. In vivo small-animal PET/CT of EphB4 receptors using 64Cu-labeled peptide.

    Journal of nuclear medicine : official publicat... 52(2):241 (2011) PMID 21233177

    Many solid tumors overexpress EphB4 receptor, a member of the ephrin receptor tyrosine kinase family. Noninvasive imaging of EphB4 could potentially increase early detection rates, monitor response to therapy directed against EphB4, and improve patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to ...
  15. Peptide-conjugated polymeric micellar nanoparticles for Dual SPECT and optical imaging of EphB4 receptors in prostate cancer xenografts

    Biomaterials 32(25):5872 (2011) PMID 21612822 PMCID PMC3110559

    EphB4, a member of the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases, is overexpressed in numerous tumors. In this study, we developed a new class of multimodal nanoplatform for dual single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of EphB4. EphB4-bind...
  16. Peptide-conjugated polymeric micellar nanoparticles for Dual SPECT and optical imaging of EphB4 receptors in prostate cancer xenografts

    Biomaterials 32(25):5872 (2011) PMID 21612822 PMCID PMC3110559

    EphB4, a member of the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases, is overexpressed in numerous tumors. In this study, we developed a new class of multimodal nanoplatform for dual single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of EphB4. EphB4-bind...
  17. A chelator-free multifunctional [64Cu]CuS nanoparticle platform for simultaneous micro-PET/CT imaging and photothermal ablation therapy.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(43):15351 (2010) PMID 20942456 PMCID PMC2966020

    We synthesized and evaluated a novel class of chelator-free [(64)Cu]CuS nanoparticles (NPs) suitable both for PET imaging and as photothermal coupling agents for photothermal ablation. These [(64)Cu]CuS NPs are simple to make, possess excellent stability, and allow robust noninvasive micro-PET i...
  18. Copper sulfide nanoparticles for photothermal ablation of tumor cells.

    Nanomedicine 5(8):1161 (2010) PMID 21039194

    Copper sulfide (CuS) nanoparticles were developed as a new type of agent for photothermal ablation of cancer cells. CuS nanoparticles were synthesized by wet chemistry and their application in photothermal ablation of tumor cells was tested by irradiation using a near-infrared (NIR) laser beam a...
  19. Stanniocalcin 1 and ovarian tumorigenesis.

    JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute 102(11):812 (2010) PMID 20484106 PMCID PMC2879417

    Stanniocalcin 1 (STC1) is a secreted glycoprotein hormone. High expression of STC1 has been associated with several cancers including ovarian cancer, but its role in the development of ovarian cancer is not clear. We used five human ovarian epithelial cancer cell lines (OVCA420, OVCA432, OVCA433...
  20. Androgen depletion up-regulates cadherin-11 expression in prostate cancer.

    Journal of Pathology 221(1):68 (2010) PMID 20191612 PMCID PMC2936767

    Men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (PCa) frequently develop metastasis in bone. The reason for this association is unclear. We have previously shown that cadherin-11 (also known as OB-cadherin), a homophilic cell adhesion molecule that mediates osteoblast adhesion, plays a role in the...