Efthimiadou, E. K. and Tapeinos, C. and Bilalis, P. and Kordas, G. (2011) New approach in synthesis, characterization and release study of pH-sensitive polymeric micelles, based on PLA-Lys-b-PEGm, conjugated with doxorubicin. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 (12). pp. 6725-6736.
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Amphiphilic block copolymers are well established as building blocks for the preparation of micellar drug carriers. The functional polymer micelles possess several advantages, such as high drug efficiency, targeted delivery, and minimized cytotoxicity. The synthesis of block copolymers using nano-structured templates has emerged as a useful and versatile approach for preparing drug carriers. Here, we report the synthesis of a smart polymeric compound of a diblock PLA-Lys-b-PEG copolymer containing doxorubicin. We have synthesized functionalized diblock copolymers, with lysinol, poly(lactide) and monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol) via thermal ring-opening polymerization and a subsequent six-step substitution reaction. A variety of spectroscopic methods were employed here to verify the product of our synthesis. 1H-Nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier transform infrared studies validated the expected synthesis of copolymers. Doxorubicin is chemically loaded into micelles, and the ex vitro release can be evaluated either in weak acidic or in SBF solution by UVâvis spectroscopy. Dynamic light scattering, thermo gravimetric analysis, and size exclusion chromatography have also been used.
|Deposited By:||Prof. Alexey Ivanov|
|Deposited On:||05 Jan 2012 09:29|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2012 09:42|
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