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Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science is an international, high impact journal bringing together the molecular and mesoscopic interactions of biomaterials and their potential applications
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Katherine J. R. Lewis, Mark W. Tibbitt, Yi Zhao, Kelsey Branchfield, Xin Sun, Vivek Balasubramaniam and Kristi S. Anseth
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00034C, Paper
3D alveolar cysts are formed by seeding primary lung epithelial cells onto poly(ethylene glycol)-based photodegradable microspheres, encapsulating the cell-laden spheres in a hydrogel matrix, and removing the microsphere template with light.
Dorota Bartczak, Otto L. Muskens, Simone Nitti, Timothy M. Millar and Antonios G. Kanaras
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00053J, Paper
Inhibition of tumor angiogenesis driven by laser induced nanoparticle hyperthermia using peptide-coated gold nanorods.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00041F, Paper
Determining roles of the mixing sequence in nucleic acid/cationic polymer polyplex preparation are reported with experimental characterization and a theoretical model.
Si Chen, Lei Rong, Hui-Zhen Jia, Si-Yong Qin, Xuan Zeng, Ren-Xi Zhuo and Xian-Zheng Zhang
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00046G, Paper
The xPolyR8–KLA(TPP)/p53 complex releases the p53 gene and C-KLA(TPP) in the cytoplasm, and initiates a more efficient cell apoptosis due to the regulation of both apoptotic pathways through p53 and C-KLA(TPP).
Bogyu Choi, Soyon Kim, Jiabing Fan, Tomasz Kowalski, Frank Petrigliano, Denis Evseenko and Min Lee
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00431K, Paper
We developed strategies to stabilize TGF-β1 signaling in visible blue-light inducible chitosan hydrogel systems for specific use in cartilage regeneration.
Jueyuan Gao, Naohiko Shimada and Atsushi Maruyama
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00449C, Paper
The cationic comb-type copolymer, PLL-g-Dex, enhanced multiple-turnover reactivity of multi-component nucleic acid enzymes (MNAzymes) by 200 times.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00003C, Paper
Dual-function polycations capable of simultaneously antagonizing CXCR4 receptors and delivering anti-PLK1 siRNA to achieve combination anticancer effect.
Yong Hu, Jingchao Li, Jia Yang, Ping Wei, Yu Luo, Ling Ding, Wenjie Sun, Guixiang Zhang, Xiangyang Shi and Mingwu Shen
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00037H, Paper
RGD peptide-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles with ultrahigh relaxivity can be synthesized for targeted MR imaging of αvβ3 integrin-overexpressing tumors.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00402G, Communication
The timing of TRITC–apoA-I conjugation significantly influences the structural and functional properties of reconstituted HDL particles.
Rong Sun, Xiao-Jiao Du, Chun-Yang Sun, Song Shen, Yang Liu, Xian-Zhu Yang, Yan Bao, Yan-Hua Zhu and Jun Wang
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00430B, Paper
Zwitterionic polyphosphoester containing polymers are synthesized and evaluated as an alternative to poly(ethylene glycol) block copolymers for anticancer drug delivery.
John-Michael Williford, Jose Luis Santos, Rishab Shyam and Hai-Quan Mao
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00006H, Review Article
This review discusses methods for generating polymer nanoparticles with controlled shapes and identifies key effects of shape in biological systems.
Shahdeep Kaur, Chandrashekhar Prasad, Biji Balakrishnan and Rinti Banerjee
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00002E, Review Article
Strategies for the development of polymeric nanocarriers responsive to different internal and external triggers modulating the drug release in a tumor environment, are reviewed.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00459K, Minireview
DNA scaffolds with programmability in size, shape and surface chemistry have been engineered for the delivery of various anticancer therapeutics.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00417E, Minireview
This mini-review highlights the recent progress in cyclodextrin-functionalized polymers as drug carriers for cancer therapy.
Duhwan Lee, Yeong Mi Lee, Jihoon Kim, Myung Kyu Lee and Won Jong Kim
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00004A, Paper
This work demonstrates successful delivery of a gene to EGFR-overexpressed cancer cells by using a rationally designed branched GE11 peptide as a targeting ligand.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00421C, Review Article
Water soluble carbon nanotubes as multivalent nanomaterials for biomedical applications have been discussed.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00448E, Review Article
The recent progress in synthesis, properties and biomedical applications of supramolecular hydrogels has been reviewed.
Kaimin Cai, Jonathan Yen, Qian Yin, Yang Liu, Ziyuan Song, Stéphane Lezmi, Yanfeng Zhang, Xujuan Yang, William G. Helferich and Jianjun Cheng
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00452C, Communication
A trigger responsive polymeric therapeutics with defined composition, controlled formulation and release profile, and excellent therapeutic response.
Jiong Zou, Yun Yu, Yukun Li, Wei Ji, Chih-Kuang Chen, Wing-Cheung Law, Paras N. Prasad and Chong Cheng
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00458B, Paper
The synthesis, characterization and property studies of paclitaxel (PTXL)-containing brush polymer–drug conjugates (BPDCs) are presented and the influence of grafting structures of BPDCs on their assembly behaviour, drug release profile and therapeutic effects is discussed in this article.
Sangeetha Krishnamurthy, Rajendran Vaiyapuri, Liangfang Zhang and Juliana M. Chan
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00427B, Review Article
This review discusses the recent advancements and future directions in the application of lipid-coated polymeric nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery.
Zhe Yang, Di Gao, Zhong Cao, Chao Zhang, Du Cheng, Jie Liu and Xintao Shuai
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00369A, Minireview
Nano-delivery system has been widely studied and applied in cancer treatment over the past few decades. By taking advantage of both the drug and gene therapy, a growing number of co-delivery systems have been explored for cancer treatment recently.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00442F, Review Article
This review highlights an exciting new field of polymeric nanomedicine research – drug-free macromolecular therapeutics for cell apoptosis induction.
Hui-Zhen Jia, Wei Zhang, Xu-Li Wang, Bin Yang, Wei-Hai Chen, Si Chen, Gang Chen, Yi-Fang Zhao, Ren-Xi Zhuo, Jun Feng and Xian-Zheng Zhang
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00382A, Paper
A pH-reversible polymeric assembly approach was developed to build tunable nanoplatforms, based on the boronate-linked assembly between hyperbranched building blocks.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00351A, Minireview
Synthesis of dendrimers and their modified nanoparticles.
Hongxu Lu, Robert H. Utama, Uraiphan Kitiyotsawat, Krzysztof Babiuch, Yanyan Jiang and Martina H. Stenzel
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00323C, Paper
The penetration of HPMA-based micelles into multicellular tumor spheroids depends on transcellular transport from peripheral to inner cells. Stabilisation by crosslinking facilitated the penetration.

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