A list of refereed publications in this calender year is provided here. Please press on the “Download” link to download the publication in pdf format (available when publication is finalized)

A. Alshamsan, A. Haddadi, S. Hamdy, J. Samuel, A.O.S. El-Kadi, H. Uluda, A. Lavasanifar. STAT3 silencing in dendritic cells by siRNA siRNA polyplexes encapsulated in PLGA nanoparticles for the modulation of anticancer immune response. Molecular Pharmaceutics (2010) 7: 1643-1654.

C.E. Taghavi, K-B. Lee, W. He, G. Keorochana, S.S. Murray, E.J. Brochmann, H. Uluda, K. Behnam, J.C. Wang. Bone morphogenetic protein binding peptide mechanism and enhancement of Osteogenic Protein-1 induced bone healing. Spine (2010) 35: 2049-2056.

H.D Singh, G. Wang, H. Uluda, L.D. Unsworth. Poly-L-Lysine coated albumin nanoparticles: stability, mechanism for increasing in vitro enzymatic resilience, and siRNA release characteristics. Acta Biomaterialia (2010) 6: 4277–4284.

K.H. Bhandari, M. Newa, H. Uluda, M.R. Doschak. Synthesis, characterization and in vitro evaluation of a bone targeting delivery system for salmon calcitonin. Int J Pharmaceut (2010) 394: 26-34.

K. Utsuno, H. Uluda. Thermodynamics of PEI-DNA binding and DNA condensation. Biophys. J (2010) 99: 201-207.

X-B. Xiong, H. Uluda, A. Lavasanifar. Virus-mimetic polymeric micelles for targeted siRNA delivery to human cancer cells. Biomaterials (2010) 31: 5886-5893.

S. Zhang, C. Kucharski, M.R. Doschak, W. Sebald, H. Uluda. Polyethylenimine-PEG coated albumin nanoparticles for BMP-2 Delivery. Biomaterials (2010) 31: 952-63.

T. El-Bialy, H. Uludag, N. Jomha, S. Badylak. In vivo ultrasound assisted tissue engineered mandibular condyle: A pilot study in rabbits. Tissue Engineering (2010) 16: 1315-1323.

M. Abbasi, A. Lavasanifar, L. Berthiaume, M. Weinfeld, H. Uluda. Cationic polymer mediated siRNA delivery for P-glycoprotein (P-gp) down-regulation in tumor cells. Cancer (2010) 116: 5544-5554.

G. Wang, C. Kucharski, X. Lin, H. Uluda. Bisphosphonate-coated BSA nanoparticles lacks bone targeting after systemic administration. J. Drug Target. (2010) 18: 611-626.

S. Wang, Z. Zhang, L. Xia, J. Zhao, X. Sun, X. Zhang, D. Ye, H. Uluda, X. Jiang. Systematic evaluation of a tissue-engineered bone for maxillary sinus augmentation in large animal canine model. Bone (2010) 46: 91-100.

A. Alshamsan, J. Samuel, H. Uluda, A.O.S. El-Kadi, A. Lavasanifar. The induction of tumor apoptosis in B16 melanoma following STAT3 siRNA delivery with a lipid-substituted polyethylenimine. Biomaterials (2010) 31: 1420-1428.

V. Incani, A. Lavasanifar A, H. Uluda. Hydrophobic modification of cationic polymers on route to superior gene carriers. Soft Matter (2010) 6: 2124–2138.

A. Naemnark, O. Suwantang, Remant Bahadur K.C., Charlie Y.M. Hsu, P. Supaphol, H. Uluda. Aliphatic lipid substitution on 2 kDa-polyethylenimine improves plasmid delivery and transgene expression. Mol. Pharmaceut. (2009) 6: 1798-1815.

S. Zhang, M. Doschak, H. Uluda. Pharmacokinetics and bone formation by BMP-2 entrapped in polyethylenimine-coated albumin nanoparticles. Biomaterials (2009) 30: 5143-5155.

N.Z. Mostafa, H. Uluda, D.N. Dederich, M. Doschak, T. El-Bialy. Anabolic effects of low intensity pulsed ultrasound on gingival fibroblasts. Arch. Oral Biol. (2009) 54: 743-748.

V. Incani, X. Lin, A. Lavasanifar, H. Uluda. Relationship between the extent of lipid substitution on Poly(L-Lysine) and DNA delivery efficiency. Appl. Mat. Interf. (2009) 1: 841-848.

B.A. Clements, C.Y.M. Hsu, C. Kucharski, X. Lin, L. Rose, H. Uluda. Non-viral delivery of basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF) gene to bone marrow stromal cells. Clin. Orthop. Rel. Res. (2009) 467: 3129-3137.

R.B. Jalili, F. Forouzandeh, A. Moeenrezakhanlou, G.R. Rayat, R.V. Rajotte, H. Uluda, A. Ghahary. Mouse pancreatic islets are resistant to Indoleamine 2,3 Dioxygenase-induced general control nonderepressible-2 kinase stress pathway and maintain normal viability and function. Am. J. Pathol. (2009) 174: 196-205.

M.R. Doschak, C.M Kucharski, J.E.I. Wright, R.F. Zernicke, H. Uluda, Improved bone delivery of osteoprotegerin by bisphosphonate conjugation in a rat osteoarthritis model. Mol. Pharmaceut. (2009) 6: 634-640.

A. Alshamsan, A. Haddadi, V. Incani, J. Samuel, A. Lavasanifar, H. Uluda. Formulation and delivery of siRNA by oleic acid and stearic acid modified polyethylenimine.. Mol. Pharmaceut. (2009) 6: 121-133.

X.B. Xiong, H. Uluda, A. Lavasanifar. Biodegradable amphiphilic poly(ethylene oxide)-block-polyesters with grafted polyamines as supramolecular nanocarriers for efficient siRNA delivery. Biomaterials (2009) 30: 242-253.

S. Zhang, H. UludaG, Nanoparticulate systems for growth factor delivery. Pharm. Res. (2009) 26: 1561-1580.

G. Wang, K. Siggers, S. Zhang, H. Jiang, Z. Xu, R.F. Zernicke, J. Matyas, H. Uluda. Preparation of BMP-2 containing bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanoparticles stabilized by polymer coating. Pharm. Res. (2008) 25: 2896-2909.

X.-B. Xiong, A. Mahmud, H. Uludag, A. Lavasanifar. Multifunctional polymeric micelles for enhanced intracellular delivery of doxorubicin to metastatic cancer cells. Pharm. Res. (2008) 25: 2555-2566.

W.T Ang, C. Yu, J. Chen, T. El-Bialy, M. Doschak, H. Uludag, Y. Tsui. System-on-chip ultrasonic transducer for dental tissue formation and stem cell growth and differentiation. Proc. IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems (2008) 1818-1821.

S. Zhang, G. Wang, X. Lin, H. Jennissen, M. Chatzinikolaidou, M. Laub, H. Uludag. Polyethylenimine-coated albumin nanoparticles for BMP-2 Delivery. Biotech. Prog. (2008) 24: 945-956.

M. Abbasi, H. Uludag, C. Hsu, V. Incani, A. Jeffery. Further investigation of lipid-substituted poly(L-Lysine) polymers for transfection of human CRL fibroblasts. Biomacromol. (2008) 9, 1618-1630.

C. Hsu, H. Uludag. Effect of size and topology of DNA molecules on intracellular delivery with non-viral gene carriers. BMC Biotech. (2008) 8: 23.

B.A. Clements, V. Incani, C. Kucharski, B. Ritchie, A. Lavasanifar, H. Uludag. A comparative evaluation of poly-L-lysine-palmitic acid and LipofectamineTM 2000 for plasmid delivery to bone marrow stromal cells. Biomat. (2007) 28: 4693-4704.

S. Zhang, J.E.I. Wright, N. Ozber, H. Uludag. Interactions of cationic polymers and their bisphosphonate derivatives with hydroxyapatite. Macromol. Biosci. (2007) 7: 656-670.

L.-L. Farrell, J. Pepin, C. Kucharski, X. Lin, Z. Xu, H. Uludag. A comparison of the effectiveness of cationic polymers poly-L-lysine (PLL) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) for non-viral delivery of plasmid DNA to bone marrow stromal cells. Eur. J. Pharmaceut. Biopharmaceut. (2007) 65: 388-397.

X.-B. Xiong, A. Mahmud, H. Uludag, A. Lavasanifar. Conjugation of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid peptides to poly(ethylene-oxide)-b-poly(-caprolactone) micelles for enhanced intracellular drug delivery to metastatic tumor cells. Biomacromol. (2007) 8: 874-884.

M. Abbasi, H. Uludag, V. Incani, C. Olson, X. Lin, D. Rutkowski, A. Ghahary, M. Weinfeld. Palmitic acid-modified poly-l-lysine for non-viral delivery of plasmid DNA to skin fibroblasts. Biomacromol. (2007) 8: 1059-1063.

M. Varkey, C. Kucharski, M.R. Doschak, S.R. Winn, E.J. Brochmann, S. Murray, J.R. Matyas, R.F. Zernicke, H. Uludag. Osteogenic response of bone marrow stromal cells form normal and ovariectomized rats treated with low dose of bFGF. Tissue Eng. (2007) 13: 809-817.

V. Incani, E. Tunis, B.A. Clements, C. Olson, C. Kucharski, A. Lavasanifar, H. Uludag. Palmitic acid substitution on cationic polymers for effective delivery of plasmid DNA to bone marrow stromal cells. J. Biomed. Mat. Res. (2007) 81: 493-504.

G. Wang, H. Uludag. Recent developments in nanoparticle-based drug delivery and targeting systems. Exp. Op. Drug Del. (2008) 5: 499-515.

S. Zhang, G. Bansal, H. Uludag. ‘Magic Bullets’ for bone diseases: progress in rational design of bone therapeutics based on bisphosphonate targeting. Chem. Soc. Rev. (2007) 36: 507-531.

X. Jiang, J. Bai, S.A. Gittens, W. Sebald, H. Uludag. Growth of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells on RGD-grafted thermoreversible (NiPAM) polymers. Mat. Sci. Eng. (2006) 37: 462-468.

B. Açan-Clemens, J. Bai, C. Kucharski, L.-L. Farrell, A. Lavasanifar, B. Ritchie, A. Ghahary, H. Uludag. RGD-conjugation to polyethyleneimine does not improve DNA delivery to bone marrow stromal cells. Biomacromol. (2006) 7: 1481-1488.

M. Varkey, C. Kucharski, T. Haque, W. Sebald, H. Uludag. In vitro osteogenic response of rat bone marrow cells to bFGF and BMP-2 treatments. Clin. Orthop. Rel. Res. (2006) 443: 113-123.

J.E.I. Wright, S.A. Gittens, G. Bansal, P.I. Kitov, D. Sindrey, C. Kucharski, H. Uludag. A comparison of mineral affinity of bisphosphonate-protein conjugates constructed with disulfide and thioether linkages. Biomaterials (2006) 27: 769-784.