Volume 11

Issue 10,2018

(46 articles)


Yu Zhao1, Yugang Guo1, and Li Tang1,2 ()

This mini review article summarizes the recent advances in applying stimuli-responsive biomaterials for cancer vaccine delivery. Various stimuli-responsive cancer vaccines for enhanced lymph node targeting and antigen cross-presentation are reviewed and discussed.
2018, 11(10): 5355–5371
Published: 28 August 2018

Haitao Liu1,2,§, Bilal Haider1,§, Holden R. Fried1,§, Jie Ju1, Olurotimi Bolonduro1, Vineeth Raghuram1, and Brian P. Timko1 ()

We review one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials and how they interface with biological systems at various levels of complexity to modulate or monitor cellular function and achieve hybrid tissues.
2018, 11(10): 5372–5399
Published: 13 September 2018

Shenglin Qiao1,2 and Hao Wang1,2 ()

Here, we review the conventional and recently developed polymerization techniques employed for preparing temperatureresponsive polymers, summarize various parameters that influence the phase transition behavior of the polymers, and finally demonstrate the potential applications of biocompatible temperature-responsive polymers in the biomedical field.
2018, 11(10): 5400–5423
Published: 21 June 2018

Yafei Li1,2, Yaming Zhang1,2, and Weiping Wang1,2 ()

Enhanced targeted drug delivery can be achieved through phototriggered targeting by three mechanisms: targeting ligand activation, particle size reduction,and blood vessel disruption.
2018, 11(10): 5424–5438
Published: 12 July 2018

Tao Yu and Qingshan Wei (*)

This thematic article of Nano Research highlights recent progress in plasmonics-enhanced molecular assays based on the interplay of surface plasmons with various biological species, as well as the applications of these assays in point-of-care diagnostics.
2018, 11(10): 5439–5473
Published: 5 June 2018

Ming Hu1, Xiangzhao Ai1, Zhimin Wang1, Zhijun Zhang1, Haolun Cheong1, Wenmin Zhang1,2, Jun Lin3, Juan Li2, Huanghao Yang2, and Bengang Xing1,2 (*)

Nanoformulation of metal complexes involves designing of intelligent platforms that respond to environmental stimuli (e.g., pH-gradient, redox conditions, enzyme activation, light irradiation, and magnetic field manipulation) for obtaining precision therapeutics.
2018, 11(10): 5474–5498
Published: 16 July 2018

Yingqian Wang, Jie Wang, Qinqin Ma, Zhihao Li, and Quan Yuan ()

This review is organized around background-free latent fingerprint (LFP) imaging based on the difference in optical properties between contrast agents and background compounds.
2018, 11(10): 5499–5518
Published: 3 May 2018

Xueguang Lu and Ke Zhang ()

We review recent developments in PEGylated oligonucleotides for therapeutic applications, with a focus on comparing the strengths and limitations of different poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) architectures.
2018, 11(10): 5519–5534
Published: 6 July 2018

Yan Li1, Ruiyuan Liu1,2, Weihong Ji1,2, Yanhui Li1, Linying Liu1,2, and Xin Zhang1 (*)

This review describes the recent progress in delivery systems, including the use of lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, inorganic nanoparticles,and exosomes for theranostics in neurodegenerative diseases.
2018, 11(10): 5535–5555
Published: 20 April 2018

Xin Wu1,§, Wenmao Huang1,§, Wen-Hao Wu2,§, Bin Xue1, Dongfang Xiang1, Ying Li3, Meng Qin1, Fei Sun4, Wei Wang1 (*), Wen-Bin Zhang2 (*), and Yi Cao1 (*)

Photo-responsive hydrogels with spatiotemporally tunable mechanical properties were engineered through light controllable association/ dissociation of the fluorescent protein Dronpa145N. Such hydrogels, with programmable mechanical history and spatial distribution, may serve as an ideal model system to better understand complex cellular functions.
2018, 11(10): 5556–5565
Published: 3 October 2018