Nano Archive

Ultrasound triggered release of cisplatin from liposomes in murine tumors

Schroeder, Avi and Honen, Reuma and Turjeman, Keren and Gabizon, Alberto and Kost, Joseph and Barenholz, Yechezkel (2009) Ultrasound triggered release of cisplatin from liposomes in murine tumors. Journal of Controlled Release, 137 (1). 63 - 68.

Full text is not hosted in this archive but may be available via the Official URL, or by requesting a copy from the corresponding author.

Official URL:


The ability of low frequency ultrasound (LFUS) to trigger the release of drugs from nano sterically stabilized liposomes (nSSL) in vitro, without affecting the drugs' chemical integrity or biological potency, has been previously shown. Herein, the ability of LFUS to (a) trigger the release of cisplatin from nSSL in vivo, and (b) affect the therapeutic efficacy by locally releasing the drug, was studied. For this, nSSL loaded with the anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin were injected intraperitoneally (i.p.) to mice bearing well-developed J6456 murine lymphoma tumors in their peritoneal cavity. Then, LFUS was applied externally to the abdominal wall for 120 s, and drug release was quantified. Nearly 70% of the liposomal cisplatin was released in tumors exposed to LFUS, compared to < 3% in those not exposed to LFUS. The effect of LFUS-induced localized drug release on the therapeutic efficacy was tested on BALB/c mice with C26 colon adenocarcinoma tumors in a footpad. Mice were injected intravenously with nSSL cisplatin, and 24 h later, the tumor was exposed to LFUS. The group treated by liposomal cisplatin combined with LFUS, compared to all other groups (i.e., free cisplatin with or without LFUS, or liposomal cisplatin without LFUS, or LFUS alone, or no treatment) had the best therapeutic score; tumors stopped proliferating and then regressed over time. This work presents a modality for the release of drugs from liposomes in vivo using LFUS. Implications of these findings for clinical applications of LFUS-induced liposomal drug release are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Liposome; Low frequency ultrasound; Cisplatin; Cancer; Passive targeting; C26 adenocarcinoma; J6456 lymphoma; Murine tumor model; Controlled release
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:5645
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:05 Aug 2009 10:31
Last Modified:05 Aug 2009 10:31

Repository Staff Only: item control page