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Discovery of Peptide and Aptamer Ligands for Targeted Drug Delivery to Hepatic Stellate Cells
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
The objective of this dissertation is to present two approaches to identify Hepatic Stellate Cells (HSCs) targeting ligands using phage-display library biopanning and systematic evolution of ligands by exponential ...
Evaluation of therapeutic effect of IKK epsilon SiRNA on breast cancer cells and development of a peptide-based SiRNA delivery system
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012)
The objective of this dissertation is to develop siRNA-based cancer therapeutics. In chapters 1 and 2, we introduced the mechanism, challenge and promise of RNAi-based therapy, as well as various siRNA delivery systems. ...