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Surface engineered dendrimers as antiangiogenic agent and carrier for anticancer drug: dual attack on cancer.
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PMID:  24757983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The present research work describes the formulation of arginine conjugated 3.0G Poly(propylene) imine (PPI) dendrimers, mimicking the surface structure of an endogenous angiogenesis-inhibitor endostatin; for tumor specific delivery of a model anticancer drug, doxorubicin hydrochloride (Dox). Synthesis of PPI dendrimers and conjugation of arginine to surface groups was confirmed by FTIR, NMR, TEM and mass spectrometry. Drug was loaded by equilibrium dialysis method and developed formulation was evaluated for entrapment efficiency, hemolytic toxicity, in vitro drug release, stability, anti-angiogenic activity via in vivo chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay, and anticancer activity and cell uptake using MCF-7 cancer cell lines. The system exhibited the initial rapid release followed by sustained release of Dox with significant antiangiogenic activity in the CAM assay. Further, the arginine conjugated dendrimers was found to inhibit growth of cancer cells in ex vivo studies with MCF-7 cell lines. Cell uptake studies suggested that in comparison to free drug the formulation was preferably taken up by the tumor cells. Thus the two pronged attack on cancerous tissue i.e., inhibition of angiogenesis and killing of cancer cells by anticancer drug, might prove to be a promising approach in the treatment of fatal disease, cancer.
K Jain; N K Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1533-4880     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088195     Medline TA:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5075-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
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