Yunchao Zhao's research while affiliated with Chinese Academy of Sciences and other places

Publications (7)

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Ultrasound (US)-triggered sonodynamic therapy (SDT) based on semiconductor nanomaterials has attracted considerable attention for cancer therapy. However, most inorganic sonosensitizers suffer from low efficiency due to the rapid recombination of electron-hole pairs. Herein, the Cu2-xO-BaTiO3 piezoelectric heterostructure was fabricated as a sonose...
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Recently, the development of chemodynamic therapy (CDT) offers a potential approach for fighting bacteria and treating infectious diseases, in which those CDT nanoagents can catalyze the generation of hydroxyl radicals (•OH) to destroy bacteria. In this work, to improve the efficiency of CDT, we have designed a new kind of metformin (Met)-capped tw...
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With the rapid development of photo-responsive nanomaterials, photo-triggered therapeutic strategies such as photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been new alternatives to current cancer therapeutic methods. Herein, we have fabricated oxygen vacancy-engineered BaTiO3 (BTO-Ov) nanoparticles (NPs) for near-infrared (NIR) ligh...
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Recently, with the rational design of transition metal-containing nanoagents, chemodynamic therapy (CDT) has been developed and considered a promising method for cancer therapy through Fenton and Fenton-like reaction-induced hydroxyl radical (·OH) generation and cellular oxidative damage. However, it is still a great challenge to realize high react...
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High photoinduced carriers (PC) recombination rate, low PC mobility and limited solar energy utilization rate are the three main roadblocks that severely limit the photocatalytic activity of semiconductors. In this work, we designed a plasmonic bimetallic ZnO nanorod array (Au/ZnO/Pt) with Au nanoparticles (NPs) located on top of ZnO nanorods, and...
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Electrospinning (e‐spin) technique has emerged as a versatile and feasible pathway for constructing diverse polymeric fabric structures, which show potential applications in many biological and biomedical fields. Owing to the advantages of adjustable mechanics, designable structures, versatile surface multi‐functionalization, and biomimetic capabil...
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Metal and amino acid (AA), as two kinds of entities, have been widely involved in biomaterials and nanomedicines. Recently, the marriage of them has developed new nanoformulations, amino acid-metal coordinated nanomaterials (AMCNs), which show great biomedical application potential in cancer therapy, antibacterial applications, biomedical imaging,...

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... Nanomedicines can also serve as a multifunctional platform to enhance the efficacy of immunotherapy owing to their high component selectivity and functional modification. Chemotherapy and other many emerging cancer treatments, such as photothermal therapy (PTT), [122] photodynamic therapy, [123] and sonodynamic therapy, [124,125] have been recently found to greatly facilitate the transition of the OC from cold to hot through ICD. Under these treatments, dying OC cells release abundant damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), such as calreticulin, adenosine-5′-triphosphate (ATP), high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), etc. ...
... Metallic alloy compounds composed of various elements have been attracting significant attentions in the research field of electronics, sensing, catalysis, biology, green energy, and surface plasmon resonance because of their excellent characteristics compared to bimetallic structures and their monometallic counterparts with corresponding electronic heterogeneity induced by elemental selection [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]. Surface plasmon resonance belongs to a coherent effect caused by electron oscillations that come from an interface between a metal and an agent. ...
... The same L-PLLA was also utilized in biological section to evaluate the effect of piezoelectric stimulation on neural stem cell behavior as the piezoelectric performance of PDA+PLLA deteriorated relative to PLLA after hydrophilic modification. The oriented growth of neural cell is desirable for neural tissue regeneration, [35,36] thus, all samples used in biological experiment featured highly aligned fibrous pattern which was obtained via setting the speed of drum collector to 1500 rpm [37]. ...