Bio: Ji-Hoon Kim is an academic researcher from Naver Corporation. The author has contributed to research in topics: Internal medicine & Cardiology. The author has an hindex of 19, co-authored 118 publications receiving 1388 citations. Previous affiliations of Ji-Hoon Kim include Samsung SDS & Pukyong National University.
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TL;DR: This review focuses on synergistic therapeutic systems combining gene regulation and photothermal ablation as well as logically designed nano-carriers aimed at enhancing the delivery efficiency of therapeutic genes using the photothermal effect.
Abstract: To date, various nanomaterials with the ability for gene delivery or photothermal effect have been developed in the field of biomedicine. The therapeutic potential of these nanomaterials has raised considerable interests in their use in potential next-generation strategies for effective anticancer therapy. In particular, the advancement of novel nanomedicines utilizing both therapeutic strategies of gene delivery and photothermal effect has generated much optimism regarding the imminent development of effective and successful cancer treatments. In this review, we discuss current research progress with regard to combined gene and photothermal therapy. This review focuses on synergistic therapeutic systems combining gene regulation and photothermal ablation as well as logically designed nano-carriers aimed at enhancing the delivery efficiency of therapeutic genes using the photothermal effect. The examples detailed in this review provide insight to further our understanding of combinatorial gene and photothermal therapy, thus paving the way for the design of promising nanomedicines.
TL;DR: EUS-FNA with a 19-gauge aspiration needle may be a valuable method for the diagnosis of pancreatic/peripancreatic masses when an on-site cytopathologist is not available.
Abstract: The Prospective Randomized, Controlled Trial of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Using 22G and 19G Aspiration Needles for Solid Pancreatic or Peripancreatic Masses
TL;DR: A judicious designed polymer structure based on PBA provides enormous potential as a gene delivery agent for effective gene therapy by stimuli-responsiveness and tumor targeting.
Abstract: We present a cationic polymer architecture composed of phenylboronic acid (PBA), sugar-installed polyethylenimine (PEI), and polyethylene glycol (PEG). The chemical bonding of PBA with the diol in the sugar enabled the crosslinking of low-molecular-weight (MW) PEI to form high-MW PEI, resulting in strong interaction with anionic DNA for gene delivery. Inside the cell, the binding of PBA and sugar was disrupted by either acidic endosomal pH or intracellular ATP, so gene payloads were released effectively. This dual stimuli-responsive gene release drove the polymer to deliver DNA for high transfection efficiency with low cytotoxicity. In addition, PBA moiety with PEGylation facilitated the binding of polymer/DNA polyplexes to sialylated glycoprotein which is overexpressed on the tumor cell membrane, and thus provided high tumor targeting ability. Therapeutic application of our polymer was demonstrated as an anti-angiogenic gene delivery agent for tumor growth inhibition. Our judicious designed polymer structure based on PBA provides enormous potential as a gene delivery agent for effective gene therapy by stimuli-responsiveness and tumor targeting.
TL;DR: A light-responsive gatekeeper system for spatiotemporal-controlled NO delivery is developed composed of a pH-jump reagent as an intermediary of stimulus and a calcium phosphate coating as a shielding layer for NO release.
Abstract: We report herein the design of a light-responsive gatekeeper for smart nitric oxide (NO) delivery. The gatekeeper is composed of a pH-jump reagent as an intermediary of stimulus and a calcium phosphate (CaP) coating as a shielding layer for NO release. The light irradiation and subsequent acid generation are used as triggers for uncapping the gatekeeper and releasing NO. The acids generated from a light-activated pH-jump agent loaded in the mesoporous nanoparticles accelerated the degradation of the CaP-coating layers on the nanoparticles, facilitating the light-responsive NO release from diazeniumdiolate by exposing a NO donor to physiological conditions. Using the combination of the pH-jump reagent and CaP coating, we successfully developed a light-responsive gatekeeper system for spatiotemporal-controlled NO delivery.
TL;DR: In this article, a comprehensive investigation into separating and correlating the energetic and morphological effects of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) treatment on Au, Ag, and Cu electrodes is presented.
Abstract: In bottom-contact organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), the functionalization of source/drain electrodes leads to a tailored surface chemistry for film growth and controlled interface energetics for charge injection. This report describes a comprehensive investigation into separating and correlating the energetic and morphological effects of a self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) treatment on Au, Ag, and Cu electrodes. Fluorinated 5,11-bis(triethylsilylethynyl) anthradithiophene (diF-TES-ADT) and pentafluorobenzenethiol (PFBT) are employed as a soluble small-molecule semiconductor and a SAM material, respectively. Upon SAM modification, the Cu electrode devices benefit from a particularly dramatic performance improvement, closely approaching the performance of OFETs with PFBT-Au and PFBT-Ag. Ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy, polarized optical microscopy, grazing-incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering elucidate the metal work function change and templated crystal growth with high crystallinity resulting from SAMs. The transmission-line method separates the channel and contact properties from the measured OFET current–voltage data, which conclusively describes the impact of the SAMs on charge injection and transport behavior.
28 Jul 2005
TL;DR: It is believed that PTT and PAI having noteworthy features would become promising next-generation non-invasive cancer theranostic techniques and improve the ability to combat cancers.
Abstract: The nonradiative conversion of light energy into heat (photothermal therapy, PTT) or sound energy (photoacoustic imaging, PAI) has been intensively investigated for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer, respectively. By taking advantage of nanocarriers, both imaging and therapeutic functions together with enhanced tumour accumulation have been thoroughly studied to improve the pre-clinical efficiency of PAI and PTT. In this review, we first summarize the development of inorganic and organic nano photothermal transduction agents (PTAs) and strategies for improving the PTT outcomes, including applying appropriate laser dosage, guiding the treatment via imaging techniques, developing PTAs with absorption in the second NIR window, increasing photothermal conversion efficiency (PCE), and also increasing the accumulation of PTAs in tumours. Second, we introduce the advantages of combining PTT with other therapies in cancer treatment. Third, the emerging applications of PAI in cancer-related research are exemplified. Finally, the perspectives and challenges of PTT and PAI for combating cancer, especially regarding their clinical translation, are discussed. We believe that PTT and PAI having noteworthy features would become promising next-generation non-invasive cancer theranostic techniques and improve our ability to combat cancers.
TL;DR: In this review, state-of-the-art studies concerning recent advances in nanotechnology-mediated multimodal synergistic therapy will be systematically discussed, with an emphasis on the construction of multifunctional nanomaterials for realizing bimodal and trimodal synergy therapy.
Abstract: The complexity, diversity, and heterogeneity of tumors seriously undermine the therapeutic potential of treatment. Therefore, the current trend in clinical research has gradually shifted from a focus on monotherapy to combination therapy for enhanced treatment efficacy. More importantly, the cooperative enhancement interactions between several types of monotherapy contribute to the naissance of multimodal synergistic therapy, which results in remarkable superadditive (namely “1 + 1 > 2”) effects, stronger than any single therapy or their theoretical combination. In this review, state-of-the-art studies concerning recent advances in nanotechnology-mediated multimodal synergistic therapy will be systematically discussed, with an emphasis on the construction of multifunctional nanomaterials for realizing bimodal and trimodal synergistic therapy as well as the intensive exploration of the underlying synergistic mechanisms for explaining the significant improvements in synergistic therapeutic outcome. Furtherm...
TL;DR: This review offered an overview of the organic photovoltaic materials based on BDT from the aspects of backbones, functional groups, alkyl chains, and device performance, trying to provide a guideline about the structure-performance relationship.
Abstract: Advances in the design and application of highly efficient conjugated polymers and small molecules over the past years have enabled the rapid progress in the development of organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology as a promising alternative to conventional solar cells. Among the numerous OPV materials, benzodithiophene (BDT)-based polymers and small molecules have come to the fore in achieving outstanding power conversion efficiency (PCE) and breaking 10% efficiency barrier in the single junction OPV devices. Remarkably, the OPV device featured by BDT-based polymer has recently demonstrated an impressive PCE of 11.21%, indicating the great potential of this class of materials in commercial photovoltaic applications. In this review, we offered an overview of the organic photovoltaic materials based on BDT from the aspects of backbones, functional groups, alkyl chains, and device performance, trying to provide a guideline about the structure-performance relationship. We believe more exciting BDT-based photovol...
TL;DR: A unique type of pH/H2 O2 dual-responsive intelligent nanoscale delivery system based on albumin-coated MnO2 is presented, which is capable of modulating the tumor microenvironment by relieving hypoxia.
Abstract: A unique type of pH/H2 O2 dual-responsive intelligent nanoscale delivery system based on albumin-coated MnO2 is presented, which is capable of modulating the tumor microenvironment (TME) by relieving hypoxia. Additionally, TME-responsive size changes enable effective intratumor diffusion. A highly effective combined photodynamic and chemotherapy is realized with these nanoparticles in a mouse tumor model.