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Cell Derived Liposomes Expressing CCR5 as A New Targeted Drug-Delivery System for HIV Infected Cells.
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PMID:  21362450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Anti-retroviral-therapies against HIV/AIDS focus on inhibiting viral growth and may slow AIDS progression, but not cure the disease. Here we describe an approach to treat HIV as a cellular pathology by targeting cell derived liposomes against HIV-infected cells. Cell-derived-liposomes were prepared from the cytoplasmatic membranes of cells expressing CCR5, the human receptor for gp120, that is found on the surface of virions and HIV-infected cells. The specific targeting and cytotoxicity of the cell-derived liposomes towards gp120-expressing cells was studied. Cell-derived liposomes exhibited unilamellar morphology and were found to be of 100-200nm in diameter. Moreover, CCR5 that was expressed on the surface of the cell-derived liposomes was biologically active and correctly oriented. Cell-derived liposomes incubated with HIV-infected model cells exhibited significant and specific targeting to those gp120-expressing cells. To demonstrate the system efficacy, EDTA was selected as liposomal encapsulate and was shown to cause high cytotoxic effect when introduced into the cell cytoplasm. Finally, cell-derived liposomes containing EDTA led to a 60% reduction in the viability of gp120-expressing cells compared to no effect on control cells that do not express gp120. These results demonstrate the specific targeting and cytotoxic effect of CCR5-conjugated cell-derived liposomes towards gp120-expressing HIV model cells, suggesting for a potential new therapeutic approach.
Tomer Bronshtein; Naama Toledano; Dganit Danino; Shimon Pollack; Marcelle Machluf
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607908     Medline TA:  J Control Release     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of technology, Haifa, Israel.
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