Pavla Kopečková

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The design, synthesis and properties of N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymers as carriers of anticancer drugs are reviewed. Macromolecular therapeutics based on HPMA copolymers are biocompatible, preferentially accumulate in tumors, and possess a higher anticancer efficacy than low molecular weight drugs. Novel designs of HPMA copolymer(More)
N-(2-Hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-adriamycin (ADR) conjugate containing lysosomally degradable oligopeptide (GFLG) side chains terminated in ADR was synthesized. The effect of free and HPMA copolymer-bound ADR on the viability of A2780 sensitive and A2780/AD multidrug resistant human ovarian carcinoma cells was studied in vitro. As(More)
Anticancer activity and main mechanisms of action of free doxorubicin (DOX) and HPMA copolymer-bound DOX (P(GFLG)-DOX) were studied in solid tumor mice models of DOX sensitive and resistant human ovarian carcinoma. Free DOX was effective only in sensitive tumors decreasing the tumor size about three times, whereas P(GFLG)-DOX decreased the tumor size 28 and(More)
Recognition, internalization, and subcellular trafficking of N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer conjugates containing N-acylated galactosamine (GalN) or monoclonal OV-TL16 antibodies (Ab) have been investigated in human hepatocarcinoma HepG2 and ovarian carcinoma OVCAR-3 cells, respectively. The intrinsic fluorescence of fluorescein or(More)
The influence of free and N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-bound adriamycin (ADR) on the induction of multidrug resistance in the A2780 human ovarian carcinoma cell line was studied in vitro. It was found that chronic exposure to free ADR led to an increase in resistance to ADR and Taxol and overexpression of the MDR1 gene. No significant(More)
The subcellular fate and activity in inhibiting the hepatitis B virus of free and N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-phosphorothioate oligonucleotides were studied. Their internalization and subcellular fate were monitored with confocal microscopy. A fraction of the internalized free oligonucleotides escaped into the cytoplasm and nucleus of(More)
The acquisition of multidrug resistance in human ovarian carcinoma A2780 cells was investigated after chronic exposure to free mesochlorin e6 monoethylenediamine (Mce6) and N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-bound Mce6 (P(GG)-Mce6). The dose that inhibits growth by 50% (IC50) was determined for free Mce6 (2.09 +/- 0.32 microM) and P(GG)-Mce6(More)
The binding, internalization, subcellular trafficking and in vitro cytotoxicity of N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-anti-cancer drug-OV-TL16 antibody (Ab) conjugates in the ovarian carcinoma OVCAR-3 cell line have been investigated. Adriamycin (ADR) and meso chlorin e6 mono(N-2-aminoethylamide) (Mce6) photosensitizer were used as(More)
Specific targeting of ovarian carcinoma cells using pegylated polyethylenimine (PEG-PEI) conjugated to the antigen binding fragment (Fab') of the OV-TL16 antibody, which is directed to the OA3 surface antigen, was the objective of this study. OA3 is expressed by a majority of human ovarian carcinoma cell lines. To demonstrate the ability of the PEG-PEI-Fab'(More)
Purpose. To study the influence of cytotoxicity of macromolecules,VEGF gene expression, and vascular permeability on the enhancedpermeability and retention (EPR) effect. Methods. Mice bearing xenografts of A2780 multidrug resistant humanovarian carcinoma were treated by free doxorubicin (DOX) andN-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-bound(More)