Publications by authors named "Huixian Yan"

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Progress in the study of D-α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) reversing multidrug resistance.

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2021 Sep 8;205:111914. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology (Ministry of Education), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, 250012, PR China. Electronic address:

Currently, multidrug resistance (MDR) is one of the major reasons for failure in clinical cancer chemotherapy. Overexpression of the ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp), which significantly increases the efflux of anticancer drugs from tumor cells, enhances MDR. In the past few decades, four generations of P-gp inhibitors have appeared. However, they are limited in clinical application due to their severe toxic side effects. As a P-gp inhibitor and carrier for loading chemotherapy agents, TPGS has received increasing attention due to its advantages and unique properties of reversing MDR. TPGS is an amphipathic agent that increases the solubility of most chemotherapy drugs and decreases severe side effects. In addition, TPGS is an excellent carrier with P-gp-inhibiting ability. In this review, we summarize the latest articles on TPGS-based nanodelivery systems to prevent MDR.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2021.111914DOI Listing
September 2021

Oxygen-carrying nanoparticle-based chemo-sonodynamic therapy for tumor suppression and autoimmunity activation.

Biomater Sci 2021 Jun;9(11):3989-4004

Department of Pharmaceutics, Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology (Ministry of Education), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, 250012, PR China.

Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is a promising non-invasive approach for cancer therapy. However, tumor hypoxia, a pathological characteristic of most solid tumor types, poses a major challenge in the application of SDT. In this study, a novel CD44 receptor-targeted and redox/ultrasound-responsive oxygen-carrying nanoplatform was constructed using chondroitin sulfate (CS), reactive oxygen species (ROS)-generating sonosensitizer Rhein (Rh), and perfluorocarbon (PFC). Perfluoroalkyl groups introduced into the structures preserved the oxygen carrying ability of PFC, increasing the oxygen content in B16F10 melanoma cells and enhancing the efficiency of SDT. Controlled nanoparticles without PFC generated lower ROS levels and exerted inferior tumor inhibition effects, both in vitro and in vivo, under ultrasound-treatment. In addition, SDT promoted immunogenic cell death (ICD) by inducing exposure of calreticulin (CRT) after treatment with CS-Rh-PFC nanoparticles (NPs). The immune system was significantly activated by docetaxel (DTX)-loaded NPs after SDT treatment due to the enhanced secretion of IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-2 and IL-6 cytokines and tumor-infiltrating CD4+ and CD8+ T cell contents. Our findings support the utility of CS-Rh-PFC as an effective anti-tumor nanoplatform that promotes general immunity and accommodates multiple hydrophobic drugs to enhance the beneficial effects of chemo-SDT therapy.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1bm00198aDOI Listing
June 2021

Thyroid nodule size calculated using ultrasound and gross pathology as predictors of cancer: A 23-year retrospective study.

Diagn Cytopathol 2019 Mar 29;47(3):187-193. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

The Department and Key Laboratory of Endocrinology and Metabolism, PLA General Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Background: Thyroid nodules are very common. Ultrasound (US) and fine needle aspiration (FNA) are both integral in cancer screening. This study investigated the concordance between thyroid nodule sizes measured by US and gross pathologic examination and their relationship with malignancy.

Methods: A retrospective design was used to select consecutive patients with proven carcinoma of the thyroid. The number and maximum diameter of nodules, rates and types of malignancy, as well as predictors of malignancy were determined.

Results: The 10 944 patients examined had 15 283 thyroid nodules, 44.6% of which were malignant. Of the 4449 nodules sampled by FNA and the 8748 not sampled by FNA, 76.5% and 30.5% were malignant, respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values (NPVs), and overall accuracy of FNA based on final pathology were 97.9%, 96.3%, 98.8%, 93.5%, and 97.5%, respectively. Nodule sizes determined by US were comparable with most nodules having either the same size range (n = 2959, 77.7%) or differing only by one size range (n = 770, 20.5%).

Conclusions: Thyroid nodule size is inversely related to malignancy risk, as larger nodules have lower malignancy rates. Nodule size estimated by US shows relatively good correlation with final pathologic size. However, thyroid nodules should undergo FNA regardless of size. If the FNA is not benign, nodule size should influence therapeutic decision making.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dc.24068DOI Listing
March 2019

[Gender-related clinical characteristics in patients with differentiated thyroid cancers].

Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 2014 Apr;53(4):286-9

Department of Endocrinology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China.

Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with different gender who diagnosed as differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC).

Methods: A cohort of patients with DTC underwent surgery in Chinese PLA General Hospital from October 2001 to may 2011 was retrospectively studied.

Results: (1) A total of 1 756 patients with DTC were enrolled in the study and a marked female preponderance was found with the female/male ratio of 2.32: 1. The peak incidence was 35-45 years old in both genders.Higher prevalence of DTC was observed in the male patients with a single nodule than in the males with multinodulars (36.42% vs 28.90%, P < 0.01), while no statistical difference was found in the female patients (33.60% vs 31.77%, P > 0.05). (2) Ultrasound examination revealed that, the female DTC patients with microcalcification thyroid nodules were more than the male patients (69.26% vs 62.62%, P < 0.05), while less in female patients with undefined boundary thyroid nodules (57.79% vs 72.01%, P < 0.01). The tumor size was shown to be smaller in the women than in the men [(1.6 ± 1.3) cm vs (1.8 ± 1.5) cm, P < 0.01]. (3) Higher rates of III/IV TNM Stage, lymph node metastasis and extrathyroidal invasion were found in the men than in the women (21.74% vs 14.51%, P < 0.01, 33.27% vs 23.80%, P < 0.01 and 10.59% vs 7.17%, P < 0.01).

Conclusion: There is significant gender-related difference of clinical characteristics in the patients with DTC.
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April 2014

Equilibrium swelling of a polyampholytic pH-sensitive hydrogel.

Authors:
Huixian Yan Bo Jin

Eur Phys J E Soft Matter 2013 Mar 22;36(3):27. Epub 2013 Mar 22.

School of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Tongji University, 200092 Shanghai, China.

Immersed in an ionic solution, a network of polyampholytic polyelectrolyte imbibes the solution and swells, resulting in a polyampholytic p H-sensitive hydrogel, which can respond to changes in the surrounding environmental p H. This paper formulates a continuum field theory for polyampholytic p H-sensitive hydrogels by considering the reaction of hydrogen ions with hydroxide ions, which has been ignored in our previous paper (H.X. Yan, B. Jin, Eur. Phys. J. E 35, 36 (2012)). Comparison with experimental data shows that the proposed continuum field theory, by considering that the reaction of hydrogen ions with hydroxide ions would be more reasonable, can not only give a good qualitative but also a good quantitative prediction of the dependence of swelling on p H and crosslinker. The theory is then applied to study the influence of chain entanglements, salt concentration, uniaxial tension and geometric constraint on mechanical behavior of polyampholytic p H-sensitive hydrogels.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2013-13027-xDOI Listing
March 2013

Influence of environmental solution pH and microstructural parameters on mechanical behavior of amphoteric pH-sensitive hydrogels.

Authors:
Huixian Yan Bo Jin

Eur Phys J E Soft Matter 2012 May 25;35(5):36. Epub 2012 May 25.

School of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Tongji University, 200092 Shanghai, China.

Amphoteric hydrogels contain both ionizable acidic and basic groups attached on the polymer chains, which can change their volume in response to the slight alteration of the surrounding environmental p H. In this paper, a theory of equilibrium swelling of amphoteric p H-sensitive hydrogels which is an extension of the formalism proposed by Marcombe et al. and a new hybrid free-energy density function of amphoteric hydrogels composed of the Edwards-Vilgis slip-link model and the Flory-Huggins solution theory as well as the contributions of mixing the mobile ions with the solvent, and dissociating the acidic and basic groups are presented for the prediction of the influence of environmental solution p H, microstructural parameters and geometric constraints on mechanical behavior. The calculations were modeled on chitosan-genipin gels, and the results were compared to experimental data. Numerical calculations show that the model is able to predict the dependence of swelling on p H and crosslinker qualitatively well and quantitatively close to the experimental data. Each gel shows minimal swelling at low p H but an increase in swelling until a maximum was reached; for most of the p H range, a good fit was achieved except for where the maximum swelling occurs; for experimental data, the maximum swelling appears at about pH = 4 , but for modeled data the maximum swelling appears between pH = 4 and pH = 6 ; each gel swell decreasing with increasing crosslinker concentration was also successfully predicted. The calculated results also show that microstructural parameters and geometric constraints have a significant impact on the mechanical behavior of the amphoteric hydrogels; the gel swells less when the network is more densely entangled and the maximum swelling ratio of the gels under biaxial constraint is only about one-third of the maximum when the gels swell freely. The theory developed here is valuable for the design and optimization of a drug delivery system.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2012-12036-7DOI Listing
May 2012
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