Overchuk M, Weersink RA, Wilson BC, Zheng G ACS Nano DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.3c00891 Tumoricidal photodynamic (PDT) and photothermal (PTT) therapies harness light to eliminate cancer cells with spatiotemporal precision by either generating reactive oxygen species or increasing temperature. Great strides have been made in understanding biological effects of PDT and PTTContinue Reading

Lou J, Aragaki M, Bernards N, Chee T, Gregor A, Hiraishi Y, Ishiwata T, Leung C, Ding L, Kitazawa S, Koga T, Sata Y, Ogawa H, Chen J, Kato T, Yasufuku K, Zheng G Biomaterials DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2022.121918 In combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors, photodynamic therapy can induce robust immune responsesContinue Reading

Cressey P, Abuillan W, Ibrahim N, Alhoussein J, Konovalov O, Zheng G, Makky A ChemPhysChem DOI: 10.1002/cphc.202200687 Lipid-porphyrin conjugates are versatile compounds which can self-assemble into liposome-like structures with multifunctional properties. Most of the conjugates that have been described so far, consisted in grafting pyropheophorbide-a (Pyro-a) or other porphyrin derivativesContinue Reading