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The Utility of an Isolated Mitochondrial Fraction in the Preparation of Liposomes for the Specific Delivery of Bioactives to Mitochondria in Live Mammalian Cells.
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PMID:  21761277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate liposomal formulations prepared with an isolated mitochondrial fraction as a mitochondria-specific delivery vehicle METHODS: Liposomes were prepared with either a crude mitochondrial fraction extracted from cells or lipids extracted from the crude mitochondrial fraction and were then characterized by determining their size and zeta potential. The cell uptake of the liposomes and loaded bioactive was studied using flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. The cytotoxicity of the formulations was tested by MTS cytotoxicity assay. RESULTS: Liposomes prepared with the mitochondrial extracts were non-toxic and colocalized with mitochondria in F98 cells. Addition of DOTAP to the liposomes facilitated DNA complexation and the DNA delivered intracellularly co-localized with mitochondria. CONCLUSION: The results from this study establish the potential of using a mitochondrial fraction isolated from cells to prepare liposomes capable of delivering biologically active molecules to mitochondria of live mammalian cells.
Mayura A Wagle; Laura E Martinville; Gerard G M D'Souza
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmaceutical research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-904X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406521     Medline TA:  Pharm Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, USA.
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