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Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science is an international high impact journal exploring the underlying science behind the function, interactions and design of biomaterials
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Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00057B, Minireview
Silica-containing redox nanoparticles act as adsorbents for peritoneal dialysis and orally administrable drug carriers for the treatment of gastrointestinal inflammation.
Dan Shao, Jing Li, Yue Pan, Xin Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Zheng Wang, Ming Zhang, Hong Zhang and Li Chen
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00077G, Paper
We have successfully developed folate-targeting liposomes for effective and safe HSV-TK suicide gene theranostics.
Jinjin Chen, Jianxun Ding, Chunsheng Xiao, Xiuli Zhuang and Xuesi Chen
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00044K, Review Article
The review gives a comprehensive summary and preliminary forecast of the extracellularly stimuli-mediated shell-sheddable polymeric nanocarriers for antitumor applications.
Minghui Zan, Junjie Li, Mingming Huang, Shanqing Lin, Dan Luo, Shizhong Luo and Zhishen Ge
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00048C, Paper
Near-infrared (NIR) light-triggered drug release polymeric nanogels were fabricated based on host–guest interaction and were explored to encapsulate indocyanine green (ICG) and doxorubicin (DOX) for combined photothermal-chemotherapy of cancer.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00436A, Paper
Multifunctional nanoparticles mediate specific and efficient intracellular doxorubicin delivery to asialoglycoprotein receptor-overexpressing hepatoma cells.
G. T. Qin, A. Lopez, C. Santos, A. M. McDermott and C. Z. Cai
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00055F, Paper
Non-covalently immobilized antimicrobial peptide LL-37 attracts and rapidly kills bacteria upon contact.
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00081E, Paper
The compaction of the nanofiber-polyplexes by mixing with cationic lipofectamine can improve cellular uptake and helps the ternary complex to retain its smooth transcription/translation process, and ternary complexes exhibit a high transfection efficiency.
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.

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