Nasongkla, Norased and Bey, Erik and Ren, Jimin and Ai, Hua and Khemtong, Chalermchai and Guthi, Jagadeesh Setti and Chin, Shook-Fong and Sherry, A. Dean and Boothman, David A. and Gao, Jinming (2006) Multifunctional polymeric micelles as cancer-targeted, MRI-ultrasensitive drug delivery systems. NANO LETTERS, 6 (11). pp. 2427-2430.
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We describe the development of multifunctional polymeric micelles with cancer-targeting capability via alpha(v)beta(3) integrins, controlled drug delivery, and efficient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast characteristics. Doxorubicin and a cluster of superparamagnetic iron oxide ( SPIO) nanoparticles were loaded successfully inside the micelle core. The presence of cRGD on the micelle surface resulted in the cancer-targeted delivery to alpha(v)beta(3)-expressing tumor cells. In vitro MRI and cytotoxicity studies demonstrated the ultrasensitive MRI imaging and alpha(v)beta(3)-specific cytotoxic response of these multifunctional polymeric micelles.
|Subjects:||Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology|
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
|Deposited By:||Lesley Tobin|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2009 15:24|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2009 15:24|
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