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Katyayani Tatiparti, Samaresh Sau, Kaustubh A Gawde, Arun K Iyer
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a difficult to treat disease due to the absence of the three unique receptors estrogen, progesterone and herceptin-2 (HER-2). To improve the current therapy and overcome the resistance of TNBC, there is unmet need to develop an effective targeted therapy. In this regard, one of the logical and economical approaches is to develop a tumor hypoxia-targeting drug formulation platform for selective delivery of payload to the drug-resistant and invasive cell population of TNBC tumors...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Shota Ichimizu, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hitoshi Maeda, Keisuke Hamasaki, Yuka Nakamura, Victor Tuan Giam Chuang, Ryo Kinoshita, Kento Nishida, Ryota Tanaka, Yuki Enoki, Yu Ishima, Akihiko Kuniyasu, Yoshihiro Kobashigawa, Hiroshi Morioka, Shiro Futaki, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
Human serum albumin (HSA) is a superior carrier for delivering extracellular drugs. However, the development of a cell-penetrating HSA remains a great challenge due to its low membrane permeability. We report herein on the design of a series of palmitoyl-poly-arginine peptides (CPPs) and an evaluation of their cell-penetrating effects after forming a complex with HSA for use in intracellular drug delivery. The palmitoyl CPPs forms a stable complex with HSA by anchoring itself to the high affinity palmitate binding sites of HSA...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Anat Aharon, Anni Rebibo Sabbah, Liron Issman, Hila Berkovich, Reem Copty, Yeshayahu Talmon, Benjamin Brenner
BACKGROUND:  The involvement of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in cancer-associated thrombosis (CT) is unclear. This study aimed to explore the properties of EVs derived from breast cancer (BC) cells following exposure to high- or low-dose chemotherapeutic agents and evaluate thrombogenic effects of these EVs on endothelial cells (ECs). METHODS:  EVs were isolated from BC cell lines (non-metastatic MCF7, high-metastatic MDA-MB-231), pre-exposed to serum-free medium (control), with or without increasing doses of doxorubicin or paclitaxel...
February 28, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Shu Yao, Li Li, Xuan-Tao Su, Kai Wang, Zai-Jun Lu, Cun-Zhong Yuan, Jin-Bo Feng, Shi Yan, Bei-Hua Kong, Kun Song
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the most leading cause of death and the third most common gynecologic malignancy in women. Traditional chemotherapy has inevitable drawbacks of nonspecific tumor targeting, high toxicity, and poor therapeutic efficiency. In order to overcome such shortcomings, we prepared a novel nano-carrier drug-delivery system to enhance the anti-tumor efficiency. METHODS: In vitro characterizations of nano-carriers were determined by TEM, DLS. Cell viability was measured by MTT method...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Athina Liaskoni, Athina Angelopoulou, Efstathia Voulgari, Maria-Teodora Popescu, Constantinos Tsitsilianis, Konstantinos Avgoustakis
Paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded gold nanoparticles functionalized with mercaptooctanoic acid (MOA) and folic acid (FA) (AuMOA-FA) were encapsulated within pH-sensitive poly(2-vinylpyridine)-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (P2VP-PEO) vesicles with the aim to develop a more selective injectable nano-formulation for PTX, lacking the side effects of the conventional PTX delivery system. The size of the resulting composite vesicles was lower than 200 nm, i.e. it is suitable for tumor targeting applications taking advantage of the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect...
February 22, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Xudong Wei, Jian He, Jingyu Wang, Wei Wang
Previous studies have confirmed that CD133+ cells in laryngeal tumor tissue have the characteristics of cancer stem cells. Bmi-1 gene expression is central to the tumorigenicity of CD133+ cells. In this study, we tried to develop a new siRNA carrier system using chitosan-methoxypolyethylene nanoparticles (CS-mPEG-NPs) that exhibit higher tumor-targeting ability and enhanced gene silencing efficacy in CD133+ tumor stem cells. It is hoped to block the self-renewal and kill the stem cells of laryngeal carcinoma...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Boxuan Ma, Weihua Zhuang, Gongyan Liu, Yunbing Wang
As nano-scale drug delivery systems, smart micelles that are sensitive to specific biological environment and allowed for target site-triggered drug release by reversible stabilization of micelle structure are attractive. In this work, a biocompatible and pH-sensitive copolymer is synthesized through bridging poly (2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PMPC) block and poly (D, L-lactide) (PLA) block by a benzoyl imine linkage (Blink). Biomimetic micelles with excellent biocompatibility based on such PLA-Blink-PMPC copolymer are prepared as carriers for paclitaxel (PTX) delivery...
February 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
N Sanoj Rejinold, Yunho Han, Jisang Yoo, Hae Yong Seok, Ji Ho Park, Yeu-Chun Kim
This work aimed at formulating paclitaxel (PTX) loaded cell penetrating peptide (CPP) coated Mn doped ZnS nanoparticles (Mn:ZnS NPs) for improved anti-cancer efficacy in vitro and in vivo. The developed PTX loaded Mn:ZnS NPs with different CPPs (PEN, pVEC and R9) showed enhanced anti-cancer effect compared to bare PTX, which has been validated by MTT assay followed by apoptosis assay and DNA fragmentation analysis. The in vivo bio-distribution and anti-cancer efficacy was studied on breast cancer xenograft model showing maximum tumor localization and enhanced therapeutic efficacy with R9 coated Mn:ZnS NPs (R9:Mn:ZnS NPs) and was confirmed by H/E staining...
January 30, 2018: Scientific Reports
Junping Xia, Yunai Du, Liping Huang, Birendra Chaurasiya, Jiaheng Tu, Thomas J Webster, Chunmeng Sun
Nanotechnology-based chemotherapy is efficient in cancer treatment due to the targeted delivery of small molecules via nano-carriers, which are usually regarded as "inert". However, nano-materials are more preferred as carriers since many cause synergistic anti-tumor effects along with the drug cargo. In this study, a "bioactive" tocopherol succinate (TOS) was grafted to hyaluronic acid (HA) via of disulfide bonds to obtain HA-ss-TOS conjugates which can assemble into nano-micelles but dissociate when exposed to reducing environments in vitro and in vivo...
January 6, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Roman Lechowski
BACKGROUND: Cancer remains a leading cause of death in companion animals. In human medicine, liposomes and nanoparticles have been extensively investigated as drug delivery systems (DDS) for anticancer agents due to their ability to target cancerous cells and reduce the negative side effects of free cytostatic drugs. In this review, the authors discuss the results of clinical trials using liposomes and polymer-based nanoparticles as DDS to improve cancer treatment in dogs and cats, indicating which ones seem worth further evaluation...
December 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Jieying Yin, Tianqun Lang, Dongmei Cun, Zhong Zheng, Yan Huang, Qi Yin, Haijun Yu, Yaping Li
The therapy of breast cancer is encumbered by drug resistance and metastasis, which can be due to a defective PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. This study was aimed at improving the anti-cancer effect of the chemotherapeutic agent paclitaxel (PTX) on the drug resistant and metastatic breast cancer by co-delivering PTX and a siRNA, siAkt, directed at silencing the Akt expression. Methods: The pH-sensitive amphiphilic polymer, poly [(1,4-butanediol)-diacrylate-β-N, N-diisopropylethylenediamine]-polyethyleneimine (BDP) was synthesized...
2017: Theranostics
Pankaj K Singh, Anup K Srivastava, Atul Dev, Babita Kaundal, Subhasree Roy Choudhury, Surajit Karmakar
Recurrence of glioblastoma is one of the major concerns due to its heterogeneous nature and association of Glioma Initiating stem-like Cells (GICs). Nanoparticles mediated delivery of chemotherapeutic agent targeting both cancer and glioma stem cells could provide a solution to recurrent malignancies of the glioblastoma tumor. The approach described here provides enhanced chemotherapeutic potency utilizing 1,3β-Glucan as an outer shell to the chitosan nanoparticles (Cs-NPs) loaded with paclitaxel to prevent hemolysis with, the core-shell nano-structure (Cs-PTX-NP) enabling effective chemotherapy against malignant glioblastoma...
January 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
John T Butterfield, Hidong Kim, Daniel J Knauer, Wendy K Nevala, Svetomir N Markovic
Antibody directed chemotherapy (ADC) takes advantage of the selectivity of the monoclonal antibody to increase the efficacy of the chemotherapeutic agent, while reducing toxicity. Previously we described three nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) nanoparticles coated with commercial monoclonal antibodies. Identifying the binding sites responsible for these particles could allow reverse engineering of nab-paclitaxel binding antibodies, creating a modular platform for antibody directed chemotherapeutic nanoparticles. Herein, Biacore surface plasmon resonance is used to identify an antibody binding site, HSA Peptide 40, on human serum albumin with nanomolar affinity for all three monoclonal antibodies...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
Anita K Bakrania, Bhavesh C Variya, Lalji V Rathod, Snehal S Patel
Triple negative breast cancer revolution has identified a plethora of therapeutic targets making it apparent that a single target for its treatment could be rare hence creating an urge to develop robust technologies for combination drug therapy. Paclitaxel, hailed as the most significant advancement in chemotherapy faces several underpinnings due to its low solubility and permeability. Advancing research has demonstrated the role of interferons in cancer. DEAE-Dextran, an emerging molecule with evidence of interferon induction was utilized in the present study to develop a nanoformulation in conjugation with paclitaxel to target multiple therapeutic pathways, with diminution of paclitaxel adverse effects and develop a specific targeted nano system...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Farrukh Aqil, Jeyaprakash Jeyabalan, Ashish K Agrawal, Al-Hassan Kyakulaga, Radha Munagala, Lynn Parker, Ramesh C Gupta
Despite optimal diagnosis and early therapeutic interventions, the prognosis for ovarian cancer patients remains dismal because the efficacy of chemotherapy is limited by the development of resistance and off-site toxicity. Berry bioactives indicate preventive and therapeutic activities against various cancer types. Here, we examined the antiproliferative activity of berry anthocyanidins (Anthos) against drug-sensitive (A2780) and drug-resistant (A2780/CP70, OVCA432 and OVCA433) ovarian cancer cells. These drug-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines overexpress p-glycoproteins (PgP) and show >100-fold resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin compared to A2780...
October 9, 2017: Food & Function
Liang Zou, Di Wang, Yichen Hu, Chaomei Fu, Wei Li, Liping Dai, Lin Yang, Jinming Zhang
Paclitaxel (PTX) is frequently suffered from multidrug resistance (MDR), resulting in lower chemotherapeutic efficacy and even chemotherapy failure. To combine the P-glycolprotein (P-gp) inhibitor would be a useful strategy to overcome MDR. However, what is needed now is an efficient vehicle to deliver multiple drugs into tumor simultaneously. In this study, PTX and Borneol (BNL), a natural compound with P-gp inhibition effect confirmed in intestinal absorption, were co-loaded in the fabricated PEG-PAMAM nanoparticle (NPs) by a one-step nano-precipitation method with high drug loading efficiency, narrow size distribution and low hemolysis rate...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Roberto Molinaro, Claudia Corbo, Megan Livingston, Michael Evangelopoulos, Alessandro Parodi, Christian Boada, Marco Agostini, Ennio Tasciotti
Cancer treatment still remains a challenge due to the several limitations of currently used chemotherapeutics, such as their poor pharmacokinetics, unfavorable chemical properties, as well as inability to discriminate between healthy and diseased tissue. Nanotechnology offered potent tools to overcome these limitations. Drug encapsulation within a delivery system permitted i) to protect the payload from enzymatic degradation/inactivation in the blood stream, ii) to improve the physicochemical properties of poorly water-soluble drugs, like paclitaxel, and iii) to selectively deliver chemotherapeutics to the cancer lesions, thus reducing the off-target toxicity, and promoting the intracellular internalization...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Xiuzhen Wang, Qing Zhang, Lingyan Lv, Junjie Fu, Yan Jiang, Hongliang Xin, Qizheng Yao
Drug delivery systems based on nanoparticles (nano-DDS) have aroused attentions for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM), the most malignant brain cancer with a dismal prognosis. However, there are still numerous unmet challenges for traditional nano-DDS, such as the poor nanoparticle penetration, short retention in the GBM parenchyma and low glioma targeting ability. Herein, we used Pep-1 and CREKA peptides to construct a novel multifunctional GBM targeting nano-DDS (PC-NP). Pep-1 was used to overcome the blood-brain tumor barrier (BBTB) and home to glioma cells via interleukin-13 receptor-α2-mediated endocytosis, and CREKA was used to bind to fibrin-fibronectin complexes abundantly expressed in tumor microenvironment for enhanced retention in the GBM...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
Guido Giordano, Massimo Pancione, Nunzio Olivieri, Pietro Parcesepe, Marianna Velocci, Tania Di Raimo, Luigi Coppola, Giuseppe Toffoli, Mario Rosario D'Andrea
Pancreatic cancer (PDAC) is an aggressive and chemoresistant disease, representing the fourth cause of cancer related deaths in western countries. Majority of patients have unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease at time of diagnosis and the 5-year survival rate in these conditions is extremely low. For more than a decade gemcitabine has been the cornerstone of metastatic PDAC treatment, although survival benefit was very poor. PDAC cells are surrounded by an intense desmoplastic reaction that may create a barrier to the drugs penetration within the tumor...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Mengjuan Jiang, Ruoshi Zhang, Yingli Wang, Wenna Jing, Ying Liu, Yan Ma, Bingjun Sun, Menglin Wang, Peizhuo Chen, Hongzhuo Liu, Zhonggui He
Codelivery of multiple drugs with complementary anticancer mechanisms by nanocarriers offers an effective strategy to treat cancers. Herein, conjugation (PTX-SS-VE) of paclitaxel (PTX) to vitamin E succinate (VE) self-assembled nanoparticles were used to load tetrandrine (TET) for combinational treatment against breast carcinoma. The ratio of PTX-SS-VE and TET was optimized. Compared with PTX, the TET/PTX-SS-VE coloaded nanoparticles (TPNPs) demonstrated superior cytotoxicity against both MCF-7 cells and MCF-7/Adr cells...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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