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Biotinylated cubosomes: a versatile tool for active targeting and codelivery of paclitaxel and a fluorescein-based lipid dye


Aleandri, Simone; Bandera, Davide; Mezzenga, Raffaele; Landau, Ehud (2015). Biotinylated cubosomes: a versatile tool for active targeting and codelivery of paclitaxel and a fluorescein-based lipid dye. Langmuir, 31(46):12770-12776.

Abstract

The functionalization of cubosomes with biotin is reported here as an alternative method for the preparation of drug delivery systems capable of active targeting specific receptors that are (over)expressed by cancer cells. We describe the design, synthesis, assembly, and characterization of these novel cubosome nanoparticles by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and dynamic laser light scattering (DLS) and show their application to human adenocarcinoma cell line HeLa. These cubosomes are stabilized and functionalized with a novel, designed biotin-based block copolymer and are able to simultaneously transport paclitaxel, a potent anticancer drug, and a hydrophobic fluorescent dye in the active targeting of cancer cells. Such biotinylated cubosomes are potentially applicable in diagnosis, drug delivery, and monitoring of the therapeutic response for active targeting versus cancer cells.

Abstract

The functionalization of cubosomes with biotin is reported here as an alternative method for the preparation of drug delivery systems capable of active targeting specific receptors that are (over)expressed by cancer cells. We describe the design, synthesis, assembly, and characterization of these novel cubosome nanoparticles by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and dynamic laser light scattering (DLS) and show their application to human adenocarcinoma cell line HeLa. These cubosomes are stabilized and functionalized with a novel, designed biotin-based block copolymer and are able to simultaneously transport paclitaxel, a potent anticancer drug, and a hydrophobic fluorescent dye in the active targeting of cancer cells. Such biotinylated cubosomes are potentially applicable in diagnosis, drug delivery, and monitoring of the therapeutic response for active targeting versus cancer cells.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:26 Jan 2016 11:40
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:59
Publisher:American Chemical Society (ACS)
ISSN:0743-7463
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03469

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