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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4911-4929, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31456637

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Background: Apocynin (APO) is a bioactive phytochemical with prominent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities. Designing a nano-delivery system targeted to potentiate the gastric antiulcerogenic activity of APO has not been investigated yet. Chitosan oligosaccharide (COS) is a low molecular weight chitosan and its oral nanoparticulate system for potentiating the antiulcerogenic activity of the loaded APO has been described here. Methods: COS-nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with APO (using tripolyphosphate [TPP] as a cross-linker) were prepared by ionic gelation method and fully characterized. The chosen formula was extensively evaluated regarding in vitro release profile, kinetic analysis, and stability at refrigerated and room temperatures. Ultimately, the in vivo antiulcerogenic activity against ketoprofen (KP)-induced gastric ulceration in rats was assessed by macroscopic parameters including Paul's index and antiulcerogenic activity, histopathological examination, immunohistochemical (IHC) evaluation of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression level in ulcerated gastric tissue, and biochemical measurement of oxidative stress markers and nitric oxide (NO) levels. Results: The selected NPs formula with COS (0.5 % w/v) and TPP (0.1% w/v) was the most appropriate one with drug entrapment efficiency percentage of 35.06%, particle size of 436.20 nm, zeta potential of +38.20 mV, and mucoadhesive strength of 51.22%. It exhibited a biphasic in vitro release pattern as well as high stability at refrigerated temperature for a 6-month storage period. APO-loaded COS-NPs provoked marvelous antiulcerogenic activity against KP-induced gastric ulceration in rats compared with free APO treated group, which was emphasized by histopathological, IHC, and biochemical studies. Conclusion: In conclusion, APO-loaded COS-NPs could be considered as a promising oral phytopharmaceutical nanoparticulate system for management of gastric ulceration.


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Acetofenonas/administração & dosagem , Acetofenonas/farmacologia , Quitosana/química , Mucosa Gástrica/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/química , Oligossacarídeos/química , Compostos Fitoquímicos/administração & dosagem , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Acetofenonas/uso terapêutico , Administração através da Mucosa , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Varredura Diferencial de Calorimetria , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Cinética , Masculino , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Tamanho da Partícula , Ratos Wistar , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Eletricidade Estática , Estômago/efeitos dos fármacos , Estômago/patologia , Úlcera Gástrica/tratamento farmacológico , Úlcera Gástrica/patologia , Suínos , Difração de Raios X
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 5159-5173, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31371954

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Introduction: The use of liposomes as a drug delivery carrier (DDC) for the treatment of various diseases, especially cancer, is rapidly increasing, requiring more stringent synthesis, formulation, and preservation techniques to bolster safety and efficacy. Liposomes otherwise referred to as phospholipid vesicles are self-assembled colloidal particles. When formed in either the micrometer or nanometer size range, they are ideal candidates as DDC because of their biological availability, performance, activity, and compatibility. Defining and addressing the critical quality attributes (CQAs) along the pharmaceutical production scale will enable a higher level of quality control for reproducibility. More specifically, understanding the CQAs of nanoliposomes that dictate its homogeneity and stability has the potential to widen applications in biomedical science. Methods: To this end, we designed a study that aimed to define synthesis, characterization, formulation (encapsulation), preservation, and cargo delivery and trafficking as the major components within a target product profile for nanoliposomes. A series of synthetic schemes were employed to measure physicochemical properties relevant to nanomaterial drug product development, including concentration gradients, probe versus bath sonication, and storage temperature measured by microscopy (electron and light) and dynamic light scattering. Results: Concentration was found to be a vital CQA as reducing concentrations resulted in nanometer-sized liposomes of <350 nm. Liposomes were loaded with microRNA and fluorescence spectroscopy was used to determine loading efficacy and stability over time. Lyophilization was used to create a dry powder formulation that was then assessed for stability for 6 months. Lastly, breast cancer cell lines were used to ensure efficacy of microRNA delivery and localization. Conclusion: We conclude that microRNA can be loaded into nanometer-sized liposomes, preserved for months in a dried form, and maintain encapsulation after extended time periods in storage.


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Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Lipossomos/química , MicroRNAs/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas/química , Tamanho da Partícula , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Humanos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Concentração Osmolar , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 5381-5396, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31409994

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Background: Tacrolimus (TCR), also known as FK-506, is a biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS) class II drug that is insoluble in water because of its high log P values. After dermal application, TCR remains in the stratum corneum and passes through the skin layers with difficulty. Purpose: The objectives of this study were to develop and evaluate solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) with thermosensitive properties to improve penetration and retention. Methods: We prepared TCR-loaded thermosensitive solid lipid nanoparticles (TCR-SLNs) with different types of surfactants on the shell of the particle, which conferred the advantages of enhancing skin permeation and distribution. We also characterized them from a physic point of view and performed in vitro and in vivo evaluations. Results: The TCR contained in the prepared TCR-SLN was in an amorphous state and entrapped in the particles with a high loading efficiency. The assessment of ex vivo skin penetration using excised rat dorsal skin showed that the TCR-SLNs penetrated to a deeper layer than the reference product (0.1% Protopic®). In addition, the in vivo skin penetration test demonstrated that TCR-SLNs delivered more drug into deeper skin layers than the reference product. FT-IR images also confirmed drug distribution of TCR-SLNs into deeper layers of the skin. Conclusion: These results revealed the potential application of thermosensitive SLNs for the delivery of difficult-to-permeate, poorly water-soluble drugs into deep skin layers.


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Derme/metabolismo , Lipídeos/química , Nanopartículas/química , Tacrolimo/farmacologia , Temperatura Ambiente , Administração Cutânea , Animais , Varredura Diferencial de Calorimetria , Derme/efeitos dos fármacos , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Irritantes/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Tamanho da Partícula , Coelhos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Absorção Cutânea/efeitos dos fármacos , Testes Cutâneos , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Tensoativos/química , Difração de Raios X
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 5435-5448, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31409997

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Background: Ramipril (RMP) suffers from poor aqueous solubility along with sensitivity to mechanical stress, heat, and moisture. The aim of the current study is to improve RMP solubility and stability by designing solid self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (S-SNEDDS) as tablet. Methods: The drug was initially incorporated in different liquid formulations (L-SNEDDS) which were evaluated by equilibrium solubility, droplet size, and zeta potential studies. The optimized formulation was solidified into S-SNEDDS powder by the adsorbent Syloid® and compressed into a self-nanoemulsifying tablet (T-SNEDDS). The optimized tablet was evaluated by drug content uniformity, hardness, friability, disintegration, and dissolution tests. Furthermore, pure RMP, optimized L-SNEDDS, and T-SNEDDS were enrolled in accelerated and long-term stability studies. Results: Among various liquid formulations, F5 L-SNEDDS [capmul MCM/transcutol/HCO-30 (25/25/50%w/w)] showed relatively high drug solubility, nano-scaled droplet size, and high negative zeta potential value. The optimized SNEDDS solidification with Syloid® at ratio (1:1) resulted in a compressible powder with an excellent flowability. The optimized tablet (T-SNEDDS) showed accepted content uniformity, hardness, friability, and disintegration time (<15 minutes). The optimized L-SNEDDS, S-SNEDDS, and T-SNEDDS showed superior enhancement of RMP dissolution compared to the pure drug. Most importantly, T-SNEDDS showed significant (P<0.05) improvement of RMP stability compared to the pure drug and L-SNEDDS in both accelerated and long-term stability studies. Conclusion: RMP-loaded T-SNEDDS offers a potential oral dosage form that provides combined improvement of RMP dissolution and chemical stability.


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Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Emulsões/química , Nanopartículas/química , Ramipril/farmacologia , Administração Oral , Adsorção , Disponibilidade Biológica , Varredura Diferencial de Calorimetria , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Estabilidade de Medicamentos , Dureza , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Tamanho da Partícula , Controle de Qualidade , Solubilidade , Eletricidade Estática , Comprimidos/química , Fatores de Tempo , Difração de Raios X
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 5449-5475, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31409998

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Purpose: We created and evaluated an enhanced topical delivery system featuring a combination of highly skin-permeable growth factors (GFs), quercetin (QCN), and oxygen; these synergistically accelerated re-epithelialization and granulation tissue formation of/in diabetic wounds by increasing the levels of GFs and antioxidants, and the oxygen partial pressure, at the wound site. Methods: To enhance the therapeutic effects of exogenous administration of GFs for the treatment of diabetic wounds, we prepared highly skin-permeable GF complexes comprised of epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), platelet-derived growth factor-A (PDGF-A), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), genetically attached, via the N-termini, to a low-molecular-weight protamine (LMWP) to form LMWP-EGF, LMWP-IGF-I, LMWP-PDGF-A, and LMWP-bFGF, respectively. Furthermore, quercetin (QCN)- and oxygen-carrying 1-bromoperfluorooctane (PFOB)-loaded nanoemulsions (QCN-NE and OXY-PFOB-NE) were developed to improve the topical delivery of QCN and oxygen, respectively. After confirming the enhanced penetration of LMWP-GFs, QCN-NE, and oxygen delivered from OXY-PFOB-NE across human epidermis, we evaluated the effects of combining LMWP-GFs, QCN-NE, and OXY-PFOB-NE on proliferation of keratinocytes and fibroblasts, and the chronic wound closure rate of a diabetic mouse model. Results: The optimal ratios of LMWP-EGF, LMWP-IGF-I, LMWP-PDGF-A, LMWP-bFGF, QCN-NE, and OXY-PFOB-NE were 1, 1, 0.02, 0.02, 0.2, and 60, respectively. Moreover, a Carbopol hydrogel containing LMWP-GFs, QCN-NE, and OXY-PFOB-NE (LMWP-GFs/QCN-NE/OXY-PFOB-NE-GEL) significantly improved scratch-wound recovery of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in vitro compared to that afforded by hydrogels containing each component alone. LMWP-GFs/QCN-NE/OXY-PFOB-NE-GEL significantly accelerated wound-healing in a diabetic mouse model, decreasing wound size by 54 and 35% compared to the vehicle and LMWP-GFs, respectively. Conclusion: LMWP-GFs/QCN-NE/OXY-PFOB-NE-GEL synergistically accelerated the healing of chronic wounds, exerting both rapid and prolonged effects.


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Diabetes Mellitus/patologia , Hidrogéis/química , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/farmacologia , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/farmacologia , Oxigênio/metabolismo , Quercetina/farmacologia , Absorção Cutânea , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Colágeno/biossíntese , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Emulsões/química , Fator de Crescimento Epidérmico/farmacologia , Epiderme/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 2 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/farmacologia , Humanos , Queratinócitos/citologia , Queratinócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Peso Molecular , Nanopartículas/química , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Octanos/química , Fator de Crescimento Derivado de Plaquetas/farmacologia , Protaminas/química , Absorção Cutânea/efeitos dos fármacos
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4625-4636, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31303752

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Purpose: Rosuvastatin calcium (ROSCa) nanoparticles were fabricated by planetary ball mill to enhance ROSCa dissolution rate and bioavailability. Methods: Milling time factors (milling cycle time and number as well as pause time) were explored. The effect of different milling ball size, speed, and solid-to-solvent ratio were also studied using Box-Behnken factorial design. The fabricated nanoparticles were evaluated in term of physicochemical properties and long-term stability. Results: The obtained data revealed that the integrated formulation and process factors should be monitored to obtain desirable nanoparticle attributes in terms of particle size, zeta potential, dissolution rate, and bioavailability. The optimized ROSCa nanoparticles prepared by milling technique showed a significant enhancement in the dissolution rate by 1.3-fold and the plasma concentration increased by 2-fold (P<0.05). Moreover, stability study showed that the optimized formula of ROSCa nanoparticles exhibits higher stability in long-term stability conditions at 30°C with humidity of 60%. Conclusion: Formulation of ROSCa as nanoparticles using milling technique showed a significant enhancement in both dissolution rate and plasma concentration as well as stability compared with untreated drug.


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Nanopartículas/química , Nanotecnologia/métodos , Rosuvastatina Cálcica/química , Animais , Estabilidade de Medicamentos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Tamanho da Partícula , Coelhos , Rosuvastatina Cálcica/sangue , Rosuvastatina Cálcica/farmacocinética , Eletricidade Estática , Fatores de Tempo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4697-4708, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31303754

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Introduction and aim: Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride [Chx.HCl] has a broad-spectrum antibacterial effect, sustained action and low toxicity so it has been recommended as a potential root canal irrigant. The aim of this study was to improve the penetration ability, cleansing and antibacterial effect of Chx.HCl using a newly formulated Chx.HCl nanoemulsion and use it as root canal irrigant. Methods: Chx.HCl nanoemulsions were prepared using two different oils; Oleic acid and Labrafil M1944CS, two surfactants; Tween 20 and Tween 80 and co-surfactant; Propylene Glycol. Pseudoternary phase diagrams were constructed to designate the optimum systems. The prepared nanoemulsion formulae were evaluated for their drug content, emulsification time, dispersibility, droplet size, in-vitro drug release, thermodynamic stability, In-vitro antibacterial activity and ex-vivo study for the selected formula. Comparisons were made of Chx.HCl nanoemulsion with two different concentrations 0.75% and 1.6% vs Chx.HCl normal particle size as root canal irrigant for their penetration ability, cleansing effect and antibacterial effect. Results: The selected formula was F6 with composition of 2% Labrafil, 12% Tween 80 and 6% Propylene glycol. It has small particle size (12.18 nm), short emulsification time (1.67 seconds), and fast dissolution rate after 2 minutes. It was found to be a thermodynamically/physically stable system. The higher concentration of Chx.HClnanoemulsion1.6% shows the best penetration ability compared to Chx.HCl normal particle size due to the smaller particle size. Chx.HCl nanoemulsion 1.6% has the lowest mean value of the remaining debris surface area (2001.47 µm2) when compared to normal particle size material (2609.56 µm2). Conclusion: Chx.HCl nanoemulsion preparation has better cleansing ability and antibacterial effect with high efficacy on Enterococcus faecalis, where high reduction rate or complete eradication of bacterial cells has been achieved.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Clorexidina/farmacologia , Emulsões/química , Nanopartículas/química , Irrigantes do Canal Radicular/farmacologia , Contagem de Colônia Microbiana , Composição de Medicamentos , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Enterococcus faecalis/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Transição de Fase , Termodinâmica
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4613-4624, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308651

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Background: Bacterial infection is a common and serious complication in orthopedic implants following traumatic injury, which is often associated with extensive soft tissue damage and contaminated wounds. Multidrug-resistant bacteria have been found in these infected wounds, especially in patients who have multi trauma and prolonged stay in intensive care units.Purpose: The objective of this study was to develop a coating on orthopedic implants that is effective against drug-resistant bacteria. Methods and results: We applied nanoparticles (30-70nm) of the trace element selenium (Se) as a coating through surface-induced nucleation-deposition on titanium implants and investigated the antimicrobial activity against drug resistant bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) in vitro and in an infected femur model in rats.The nanoparticles were shown in vitro to have antimicrobial activity at concentrations as low as 0.5ppm. The nanoparticle coatings strongly inhibited biofilm formation on the implants and reduced the number of viable bacteria in the surrounding tissue following inoculation of implants with biofilm forming doses of bacteria. Conclusion: This study shows a proof of concept for a selenium nanoparticle coatings as a potential anti-infective barrier for orthopedic medical devices in the setting of contamination with multi-resistant bacteria. It also represents one of the few (if only) in vivo assessment of selenium nanoparticle coatings on reducing antibiotic-resistant orthopedic implant infections.


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Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Materiais Revestidos Biocompatíveis/farmacologia , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/química , Ortopedia , Próteses e Implantes , Selênio/farmacologia , Staphylococcus epidermidis/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Biofilmes/efeitos dos fármacos , Placas Ósseas , Parafusos Ósseos , Células Cultivadas , Contagem de Colônia Microbiana , Humanos , Masculino , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Osteoblastos/citologia , Osteoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Titânio/farmacologia
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4683-4695, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308653

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Purpose: Clinical applications of curcumin (Cur) have been greatly restricted due to its low solubility and poor systemic bioavailability. Three-arm amphiphilic copolymer tricarballylic acid-poly (ε-caprolactone)-methoxypolyethylene glycol (Tri-CL-mPEG) nanoparticles (NPs) were designed to improve the solubility and bioavailability of Cur. The present study adopted a microchannel system to precisely control the preparation of self-assembly polymeric NPs via liquid flow-focusing and gas displacing method. Methods: The amphiphilic three-arm copolymer Tri-CL-mPEG was synthesized and self-assembled into nearly spherical NPs, yielding Cur encapsulated into NP cores (Cur-NPs). The obtained NPs were evaluated for physicochemical properties, morphology, toxicity, cellular uptake by A549 cells, release in vitro, biodistribution, and pharmacokinetics in vivo. Results: Rapidly fabricated and isodispersed Cur-NPs prepared by this method had an average diameter of 116±3 nm and a polydispersity index of 0.197±0.008. The drug loading capacity and entrapment efficiency of Cur-NPs were 5.58±0.23% and 91.42±0.39%, respectively. In vitro release experiments showed sustained release of Cur, with cumulative release values of 40.1% and 66.1% at pH 7.4 and pH 5.0, respectively, after 10 days post-incubation. The results of cellular uptake, biodistribution, and in vivo pharmacokinetics experiments demonstrated that Cur-NPs exhibited better biocompatibility and bioavailability, while additionally enabling greater cellular uptake and prolonged circulation with possible spleen, lung, and kidney targeting effects when compared to the properties of free Cur. Conclusion: These results indicate that Tri-CL-mPEG NPs are promising in clinical applications as a controllable delivery system for hydrophobic drugs.


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Curcumina/farmacologia , Microfluídica/métodos , Nanopartículas/química , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Polímeros/química , Ácidos Tricarboxílicos/química , Células A549 , Animais , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Curcumina/química , Curcumina/farmacocinética , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Camundongos , Peso Molecular , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Tamanho da Partícula , Copolímero de Ácido Poliláctico e Ácido Poliglicólico/química , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Distribuição Tecidual/efeitos dos fármacos
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4961-4974, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308666

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Background: Lipid polymer hybrid nanoparticles (LPHNPs) for the controlled delivery of hydrophilic doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX.HCl) and lipophilic DOX base have been fabricated by the single step modified nanoprecipitation method. Materials and methods: Poly (D, L-lactide-co-glicolide) (PLGA), lecithin, and 1,2-distearoyl-Sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy (polyethylene glycol)-2000 (DSPE-PEG 2000) were selected as structural components. Results: The mean particle size was 173-208 nm, with an encapsulation efficiency of 17.8±1.9 to 43.8±4.4% and 40.3±0.6 to 59. 8±1.4% for DOX.HCl and DOX base, respectively. The drug release profile was in the range 33-57% in 24 hours and followed the Higuchi model (R2=0.9867-0.9450) and Fickian diffusion (n<0.5). However, the release of DOX base was slower than DOX.HCl. The in vitro cytotoxicity studies and confocal imaging showed safety, good biocompatibility, and a higher degree of particle internalization. The higher internalization of DOX base was attributed to higher permeability of lipophilic component and better hydrophobic interaction of particles with cell membranes. Compared to the free DOX, the DOX.HCl and DOX base loaded LPHNPs showed higher antiproliferation effects in MDA-MB231 and PC3 cells. Conclusion: Therefore, LPHNPs have provided a potential drug delivery strategy for safe, controlled delivery of both hydrophilic and lipophilic form of DOX in cancer cells.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Doxorrubicina/uso terapêutico , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Lipídeos/química , Nanopartículas/química , Polímeros/química , Varredura Diferencial de Calorimetria , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Coloides/química , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Cinética , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Tamanho da Partícula , Copolímero de Ácido Poliláctico e Ácido Poliglicólico/química , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Eletricidade Estática
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4309-4317, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31354262

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Background: The intraoperative visualization of tumor cells is a powerful modality for surgical treatment of solid tumors. Since the completeness of tumor excision is closely correlated with the survival of patients, probes that can assist in distinguishing tumor cells are highly demanded. Purpose: In the present study, a fluorescent probe JF1 was synthesized for imaging of tumor cells by conjugating a substrate of cathepsin B (quenching moiety) to Oregon Green derivative JF2 using a self-immolative linker. Methods: JF1 was then loaded into the folate-PEG modified CaCO3 nanoparticles. The folate receptor-targeted, pH-dependent, and cathepsin B activable CaCO3 nanoprobe was test in vitro and in vivo for tumor imaging. Results: CaCO3 nanoprobe demonstrated good stability and fast lighting ability in tumors under low pH conditions. It also showed lower fluorescence background than the single cathepsin B dependent fluorescent probe. The pH-dependent and cathepsin B controlled "turn-on" property enables precise and fast indication of tumor in vitro and in vivo. Conclusion: This strategy of controlled drug delivery enables in vivo imaging of tumor nodules with a high signal-to-noise ratio, which has great potential in surgical tumor treatment.


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Carbonato de Cálcio/química , Catepsina B/metabolismo , Diagnóstico por Imagem , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/diagnóstico por imagem , Animais , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Ácido Fólico/análogos & derivados , Ácido Fólico/química , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Células MCF-7 , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Neoplasias/patologia , Especificidade de Órgãos , Polietilenoglicóis/química
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4383-4395, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31354267

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Background: The bioactive compounds glycyrrhizin (GL) and thymoquinone (TQ) have been reported for antidiabetic activity in pure and nanoformulation (NF) form. However, the antidiabetic effect of a combined nanoformulation of these two has not been reported in the literature. Here, a combinational nanomedicine approach was investigated to enhance the antidiabetic effects of the two bioactive compounds of GL and TQ (GT), in type 2 diabetic rats in reference to metformin. Methods: Two separately prepared NFs of GL (using polymeric nanoparticles) and TQ (using polymeric nanocapsules) were mixed to obtain a therapeutic cargo of nanomedicine and then characterized with respect to particle size, stability, morphology, chemical interaction, and in vivo behavior. Additionally, NFs were evaluated for their cytotoxic effect on Vero cell lines compared to the pure form. This nanomedicine was administered orally, both independently and in combination (pure form or NF) for 21 successive days to type 2 diabetic rats and the effect assessed in term of body weight, fasting blood-glucose level, and various biochemical parameters (such as lipid-profile parameters and HbA1c). Results: When these nanomedicines were applied in combined rather than individual forms, significant decreases in blood glucose and HbA1c and significant improvements in body weight and lipid profile were observed, despite them containing lower amounts than the pure forms. The treatment of diabetic rats with GL and TQ, when administered independently in either pure or NF forms, did not lead to favorable trends in any studied parameters. Conclusion: The administration of combined GT NFs exhibited significant improvement in studied parameters. Improvements in antidiabetic activity could have been due to a synergistic effect of combined NFs, leading to enhanced absorption of NFs and lesser cytotoxic effects compared to pure bioactive compounds. Therefore, GT NFs demonstrated potential as a new medicinal agent for the management of diabetes.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Composição de Medicamentos , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Nanopartículas/química , Polímeros/química , Animais , Benzoquinonas/farmacologia , Benzoquinonas/uso terapêutico , Glicemia/metabolismo , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Varredura Diferencial de Calorimetria , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Feminino , Hemoglobina A Glicada/metabolismo , Ácido Glicirrízico/uso terapêutico , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Lipídeos/química , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Niacinamida , Polímeros/efeitos adversos , Ratos Wistar , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Estreptozocina
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4431-4448, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31354269

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Targeted drug delivery by nanoparticles (NPs) is an essential technique to achieve the ideal therapeutic effect for cancer. However, it requires large amounts of work to imitate the biomarkers on the surface of the cell membrane and cannot fully retain the bio-function and interactions among cells. Cell membranes have been studied to form biomimetic NPs to achieve functions like immune escape, targeted drug delivery, and immune modulation, which inherit the ability to interact with the in vivo environments. Currently, erythrocyte, leukocyte, mesenchymal stem cell, cancer cell and platelet have been applied in coating photothermal agents and anti-cancer drugs to achieve increased photothermal conversion efficiency and decreased side effects in cancer ablation. In this review, we discuss the recent development of cell membrane-coated NPs in the application of photothermal therapy and cancer targeting. The underlying biomarkers of cell membrane-coated nanoparticles (CMNPs) are discussed, and future research directions are suggested.


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Materiais Biomiméticos/química , Membrana Celular/química , Hipertermia Induzida , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/terapia , Fototerapia , Humanos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Neoplasias/patologia
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4475-4489, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31354270

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Background: Effects of different nanoparticles (NPs) exposure at acutely non-cytotoxic concentrations are particularly worthy to figure out, compare, and elucidate. Objective: To investigate and compare the effect of a small library of NPs at non-cytotoxic concentration on the adherens junction of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), obtaining new insights of NPs safety evaluation. Materials and methods: The HUVECs layer was exposed to NPs including gold (Au), platinum (Pt), silica (SiO2), titanium dioxide (TiO2), ferric oxide (Fe2O3), oxidized multi-walled carbon nanotubes, with different surface chemistry and size distribution. Cellular uptake of NPs was observed by transmission electron microscopy. and the cytotoxicity was determined by Cell Counting Kit-8 assay. The NP-induced variation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and catalase (CAT) activity was measured using the probe of 2'7'-dichlorodihydr fluorescein diacetate and a CAT analysis kit, respectively. The level of VE-cadherin of HUVECs was analyzed by Western blot, and the loss of adherens junction was observed with laser confocal microscopy. Results: The acutely non-cytotoxic concentrations of different NPs were determined and applied to HUVECs. The NPs increased the level of intracellular ROS and the activity of CAT to different degrees, depending on the characteristics. At the same time, the HUVECs lost their adherens junction protein VE-cadherin and gaps were formed between the cells. The NP-induced oxidative stress and gap formation could be rescued by the supplementary N-acetylcysteine in the incubation. Conclusion: The increase of intracellular ROS and CAT activity was one common effect of NPs, even at the non-cytotoxic concentration, and the degree was dependent on the composition, surface chemistry, and size distribution of the NP. The effect led to the gap formation between the cells, while could be rescued by the antioxidant. Therefore, the variation of adherens junction between endothelial cells was suggested to evaluate for NPs when used as therapeutics and diagnostics.


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Junções Aderentes/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Catalase/metabolismo , Morte Celular , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Nanotubos de Carbono/química , Estresse Oxidativo , Tamanho da Partícula , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4817-4831, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308660

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Background: In vitro (1R,3S)-1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-ß-carboline-3-carboxyl-Lys(Pro-Ala-Lys)-Arg-Gly-Asp-Val (MTCA-KKV) adheres activated platelets, targets P-selectin and GPIIb/IIIa. This led to the development of MTCA-KKV as thrombus targeting nano-medicine. Methods: MTCA-KKV was characterized by nano-feature, anti-thrombotic activity, thrombolytic activity, thrombus target and targeting release. Results: In vivo 0.01 µmol/kg of MTCA-KKV formed nano-particles less than 100 nm in diameter, targeted thrombus, released anti-thrombotic and thrombolytic pharmacophores, prevented thrombosis and dissolved blood clots. Conclusion: Based on the profiles of targeting thrombus, targeting release, inhibiting thrombosis and dissolving blood clots MTCA-KKV is a promising nano-medicine.


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Coagulação Sanguínea , Carbolinas/química , Carbolinas/uso terapêutico , Nanopartículas/química , Peptídeos/uso terapêutico , Trombose/sangue , Trombose/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Oral , Animais , Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Plaquetas/efeitos dos fármacos , Carbolinas/administração & dosagem , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Leucócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Selectina-P/metabolismo , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Adesividade Plaquetária/efeitos dos fármacos , Complexo Glicoproteico GPIIb-IIIa de Plaquetas/metabolismo , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3273-3282, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190793

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Background: Biotemplates are attractive templates for the synthesis of nanometals and inorganic compound nanostructures. Methods: In this work, for the first time, iron oxide quantum dot nanoparticles (QDNPs) were prepared using albumen as a biotemplate. Next, the prepared nanoparticles were characterized using dynamic light scattering for determination and evaluation of the hydrodynamic diameter and zeta potential of the particles. Moreover, optical and scanning electron microscopes were applied to evaluate morphology. Spherically shaped iron oxide QDNPs were obtained with appropriate particle size and distribution. Fe(NO3)3.9H2O and egg whites were used as the source of the Fe element and particle size control agent in the aqueous medium, respectively. Afterward, the effect of calcination temperature parameters on the crystallinity purity and size of Fe nanocrystals were investigated. Also, products were characterized by various detection analyses such as thermogravimetry analysis/DTA, XRD, UV-vis, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR,) transmission electron microscopy, and SEM. In order to investigate the antibacterial effect of the synthesized Fe nanobiological samples against bacterial strains, they were dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide and diluted using distilled water. Then, different serial dilutions of 64 µg/mL, 32 µg/mL, 16 µg/mL, 8 µg/mL, 4 3BCg/mL, 2 µg/mL, 1 µg/mL, and 0.5 µg/mL of nanobiological samples were prepared and added to the Mueller-Hinton agar medium. Results: The minimum inhibitory concentration of the synthesized iron oxide quantum dot nanobiological was determined against pathogenic microbial strains of bacteria including Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens, Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Klebsiella pneumonia on the culture medium plate. Conclusion: The present nanobiological samples can be considered as a new material candidate for antibacterial drugs.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas do Ovo/química , Compostos Férricos/química , Nanopartículas/química , Pontos Quânticos/química , Animais , Difusão Dinâmica da Luz , Camundongos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Espectrofotometria Ultravioleta , Difração de Raios X
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3439-3454, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190802

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Objective: The microbial, physico-chemical and optical corruptions threaten a variety of foods and drugs and consequently the human biological safety and its accessible resources. The humanbeing's tendency towards bio-based materials and natural plant-extracts led to an increase in the usage of antimicrobial biocomposites based on medicinal herbs. Miswak (Salvadora persica L.) extract (SPE) has been proved effective for its antimicrobial and other biological activities. Therefore, in this study, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (TONP) and SPE were applied to fabricate antimicrobial carboxymethyl cellulose (Na-CMC) based bio-nanocomposites which would simultaneously promote some thermo-physical and barrier properties. Methods: CMC-neat film (C1), CMC/TONP-2% (C2) and CMC/TONP-2% with 150, 300 and 450 mg/mL SPE (SPE150, SPE30 and SPE450, respectively) were fabricated. The physical and mechanical properties; elemental mapping analysis (MAP), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA-DTG); fourier transform infrared (FTIR), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) and UV-vis spectroscopies were done to further validate the results. Results: Addition of TONP (2%) improved the blocking of UV light at 280 nm while SPE-containing nanocomposites completely blocked it. FTIR, XRD and SEM confirmed the formation of homogeneous films and high miscibility of applied materials. TONP led to an increase in Young's modulus (YM) and stress at break (SB) while SPE decreased them and enhanced the elongation to break (EB) (flexibility) of the active nanocomposites. Compared to CMC-film, the thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA-DTG) showed a higher thermal stability for CMC/TONP and CMC/TONP/SPE nanocomposites. The EDX spectroscopy and elemental mapping analysis (MAP) proved the existence and well-distributedness of Na, K, Cl, S, Ti, F and N elements in SPE-activated nanocomposites. The pure SPE and SPE-activated nanocomposites showed a favorable antimicrobial activity against both gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and negative (Escherichia coli) bacteria. Conclusion: The CMC-TiO2-SPE nanocomposites were homogeneously produced. Combination of TiO2 nanoparticles and dose-dependent SPE led to an improvement of thermal stability, and high potential in antimicrobial and UV-barrier properties. These results can generally highlight the role of the fabricated antimicrobial bio-nanocomposites as a based for different applications especially in food/drug packaging or coating.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Nanocompostos/química , Nanopartículas/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Salvadoraceae/química , Temperatura Ambiente , Titânio/química , Elementos , Humanos , Umidade , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Permeabilidade , Espectrofotometria Ultravioleta , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Vapor , Termogravimetria , Difração de Raios X
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3455-3468, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190803

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Background: Phospholysine phosphohistidine inorganic pyrophosphate phosphatase (LHPP) is a novel tumor suppressor. However, whether LHPP is effective to melanoma has not been investigated. Gene therapy provides a new strategy for the treatment of melanoma. Currently, it suffers from the lack of safe and effective gene delivery systems. Methods: A CRGDKGPDC peptide (iRGD) modified hybrid monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(D,L-lactide) nanoparticle (iDPP) was prepared and complexed with a LHPP plasmid, forming an iDPP/LHPP nanocomplex. The iDPP/LHPP nanocomplex was characterized by particle size distribution, zeta potential, morphology, cytotoxicity, and transfection efficiency. The antitumor efficacy of the nanocomplex against melanoma was studied both in vitro and in vivo. Further, the potential epigenetic changes in melanoma induced by iDPP/LHPP nanocomplex were evaluated. Results: The iDPP/LHPP nanocomplex showed high transfection efficiency and low toxicity. Moreover, the nanocomplex displayed a neutral charge that can meet the requirement of intravenous injection for targeted gene therapy. In vitro and in vivo experiments indicated that the iDPP/LHPP nanocomplex significantly inhibited the melanoma growth without causing notable adverse effects. We also found that LHPP played an important role in epigenetics. It regulated the expression of genes related to the proliferation and apoptosis chiefly at the level of transcription. Conclusion: This work demonstrates that the iDPP nanoparticle-delivered LHPP gene has a potential application in melanoma therapy through regulation of the genes associated with epigenetics.


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Pirofosfatase Inorgânica/uso terapêutico , Melanoma Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Nanopartículas/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Epigênese Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Melanoma Experimental/patologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Oligopeptídeos/química , Especificidade de Órgãos/efeitos dos fármacos , Poliésteres/química , Polietilenoglicóis/química
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3471-3490, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190805

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Background: Zinc-doped hydroxyapatite has been proposed as a graft biomaterial for bone regeneration. However, the effect of zinc on osteoconductivity is still controversial, since the release and resorption of calcium, phosphorus, and zinc in graft-implanted defects have rarely been studied. Methods: Microspheres containing alginate and either non-doped carbonated hydroxyapatite (cHA) or nanocrystalline 3.2 wt% zinc-doped cHA (Zn-cHA) were implanted in critical-sized calvarial defects in Wistar rats for 1, 3, and 6 months. Histological and histomorphometric analyses were performed to evaluate the volume density of newly formed bone, residual biomaterial, and connective tissue formation. Biomaterial degradation was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and synchrotron radiation-based X-ray microfluorescence (SR-µXRF), which enabled the elemental mapping of calcium, phosphorus, and zinc on the microsphere-implanted defects at 6 months post-implantation. Results: The bone repair was limited to regions close to the preexistent bone, whereas connective tissue occupied the major part of the defect. Moreover, no significant difference in the amount of new bone formed was found between the two microsphere groups. TEM analysis revealed the degradation of the outer microsphere surface with detachment of the nanoparticle aggregates. According to SR-µXRF, both types of microspheres released high amounts of calcium, phosphorus, and zinc, distributed throughout the defective region. The cHA microsphere surface strongly adsorbed the zinc from organic constituents of the biological fluid, and phosphorus was resorbed more quickly than calcium. In the Zn-cHA group, zinc and calcium had similar release profiles, indicating a stoichiometric dissolution of these elements and non-preferential zinc resorption. Conclusions: The nanometric size of cHA and Zn-cHA was a decisive factor in accelerating the in vivo availability of calcium and zinc. The high calcium and zinc accumulation in the defect, which was not cleared by the biological medium, played a critical role in inhibiting osteoconduction and thus impairing bone repair.


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Alginatos/química , Regeneração Óssea , Cálcio/metabolismo , Durapatita/química , Microesferas , Nanopartículas/química , Zinco/química , Zinco/metabolismo , Animais , Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Disponibilidade Biológica , Regeneração Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Carbonatos/química , Morte Celular , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular , Feminino , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Ratos Wistar , Crânio/fisiologia , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Difração de Raios X
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3491-3502, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190806

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Background: Studies have showed that nanoparticles have a certain anti-cancer activity and can inhibit many kinds of cancer cells. ß-tricalcium phosphate nanoparticles (nano-ß-TCP) displays better biodegradation, but the application and mechanism of nano-ß-TCP in anti-cancer activity are still not clear. Purpose: The objective of this study was to synthesize nano-ß-TCP and investigate its inhibitory properties and mechanism on hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells in vitro and in vivo. Methods: Nano-ß-TCP was synthesized using ethanol-water system and characterized. The effects of nano-ß-TCP on cell viability, cell uptake, intracellular oxidative stress (ROS), cell cycle and apoptosis were also investigated with HepG2 cells and human hepatocyte cells (L-02). Intratumoral injection of nano-ß-TCP was performed on the xenograft liver cancer model to explore the inhibitory effect and mechanism of nano-ß-TCP on liver tumors. Results: In vitro results revealed that nano-ß-TCP caused reduced cell viability of HepG2 cells in a time-and dose-dependent manner. Nano-ß-TCP was internalized through endocytosis and degraded in cells, resulting in obvious increase of the intracellular Ca2+ and PO4 3- ions. Nano-ß-TCP induced cancer cells to produce ROS and induced apoptosis of tumor cells by an apoptotic signaling pathways both in extrinsic and intrinsic pathway. In addition, nano-ß-TCP blocked cell cycle of HepG2 cells in G0/G1 phase and disturbed expression of some related cyclins. In vivo results showed that 40 mg/kg of nano-ß-TCP had no significant toxic side effects, but could effectively suppress hepatocellular carcinoma growth. Conclusion: These findings revealed the anticancer effect of nano-ß-TCP and also clarified the mechanism of its inhibitory effect on hepatocellular carcinoma.


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Fosfatos de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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