Publications by authors named "Qingmiao Jia"

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Sequentially pH-Responsive Drug-Delivery Nanosystem for Tumor Immunogenic Cell Death and Cooperating with Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Efficient Cancer Chemoimmunotherapy.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Sep 10;13(37):43963-43974. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

College of Pharmacy, Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261053, China.

Chemoimmunotherapy has anchored a new blueprint for cancer management. As a burgeoning approach, immunotherapy has shifted the paradigm of traditional chemotherapy and opened up new prospects for cancer treatment. Here, a sequentially pH-responsive doxorubicin (DOX) delivery nanosystem is designed for simultaneous chemotherapy and tumor immunogenic cell death (ICD). DOX is modified into pH-sensitive -aconityl-doxorubicin (CAD) for being easily adsorbed by polycationic polyethylenimine (PEI), and the PEI/CAD complexes are in situ-shielded by aldehyde-modified polyethylene glycol (PEG). The PEG/PEI/CAD nanoparticles (NPs) can keep stable in neutral physiological pH during systemic circulation but will detach PEG shielding once in slightly acidic tumor extracellular pH. The exposed positive PEI/CAD complexes are endocytosed effortlessly, and CAD is then converted back to DOX by endosomal-acidity-triggered -aconityl cleavage. The released DOX further elicits ICD, and the moribund tumor cells will release antigens and damage-associated molecular patterns to recruit dendritic cells and activate antitumor immunity. An excellent therapeutic effect is achieved when the immune checkpoint PD-1 antibody (aPD-1) is utilized to cooperate with the PEG/PEI/CAD NPs for blocking tumor immune escape and maintaining antitumor activity of the ICD-instigated T cells. The sequentially pH-responsive DOX delivery nanosystem cooperating with immune checkpoint blockade will provide a potential strategy for cancer chemoimmunotherapy.
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September 2021

CpG-Based Nanovaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 5;16:5281-5299. Epub 2021 Aug 5.

College of Pharmacy, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, 261053, People's Republic of China.

Cancer has been a serious health hazard to the people all over the world with its high incidence and horrible mortality. In recent years, tumor vaccines in immunotherapy have become a hotspot in cancer therapy due to their many practical advantages and good therapeutic potentials. Among the various vaccines, nanovaccine utilized nanoparticles (NPs) as the carrier and/or adjuvant has presented significant therapeutic effect in cancer treatment. For tumor nanovaccines, unmethylated cytosine-phosphate-guanine oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODN) is a commonly used adjuvant. It has been reported that CpG ODN was the most effective immune stimulant among the currently known adjuvants. It could be recognized by toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) to activate humoral and cellular immunity for preventing or treating cancer. In this review, the topic of CpG-based nanovaccines for cancer immunotherapy will be focused. The types and properties of different CpG will be introduced in detail first, and then some representative tumor nanovaccines will be reviewed according to the diverse loading modes of CpG, such as electrostatic adsorption, covalent bonding, hydrophilic and hydrophobic interaction, and DNA self-assembly, for summarizing the current progress of CpG-based tumor nanovaccines. Finally, the challenges and future perspectives will be discussed. It is hoped that this review will provide valuable references for the development of nanovaccines in cancer immunotherapy.
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November 2021