Reiner Zeisig

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To test targeted liposomes in an effort to improve drug transport across cellular barriers into the brain. Therefore we prepared Mitoxantrone (MTO) entrapping, rigid and fluid liposomes, equipped with a 19-mer angiopeptide as ligand for LDL lipoprotein receptor related protein (LRP) targeting. Fluid, ligand bearing liposomes showed in vitro the highest(More)
The successful treatment of brain tumors or metastases in the brain is still hampered by the very efficient blood-brain barrier, which prevents the cerebral accumulation of a pharmacologically sufficient amount of a drug. Beside the possibility of disintegrating the functionality of this effective working barrier, a nanocarrier-mediated transport is(More)
To study whether membrane fluidity of tumor cells have an influence on metastasis, MT3 breast cancer cells harvested during exponential growth and under confluent conditions were compared. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) data revealed that, in comparison to growing cells, confluent cells have a significant higher fluidity in their membrane related to(More)
Liposomes from octadecyl-(1,1-dimethyl-4-piperidino-4-yl)-phosphate (OPP), a new alkylphospholipid derivative with an improved cancerostatic activity, were prepared for the first time and the activity in vitro and in vivo was characterised. The formation of liposomes (MLV, SUV and LUVET) differing in cholesterol content, charge, and sterical stabilisation(More)
E-selectin, exclusively expressed on activated endothelial cells, is a potential target for site-directed delivery of agents. We and others have shown that sialyl LewisX-liposomes (sLe(x)-liposomes) are recognized by E-selectin. We now report an approach employing sLe(x)-liposomes to deliver antisense oligonucleotides (AS-ODNs) directed against the adhesion(More)
The interaction between tumour cells and blood components, mainly platelets, plays an important role in metastasis. In this study, the anti-metastatic effect of vesicles containing the cytotoxic drug perifosine (OPP) and the haemostatic inhibitor dipyridamole (DIP) was tested. These dual liposomes (DIP/OPP-L) encapsulating up to 400microg DIP/ml and 6mM OPP(More)
The interaction between circulating tumor cells and blood components, mainly platelets, plays an important role during metastasis. In this study, we prepared liposomes containing the platelet aggregation inhibitor Cilostazol (Cil-L). The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of this Cil-L on platelet aggregation and complex formation with(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of liposomal membrane properties on cellular uptake and transcytosis across a tight Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cell barrier in vitro. More than 25 small vesicles were prepared by lipid film hydration/extrusion to generate small unilamellar vesicles. The fluorescence marker calcein was encapsulated to(More)
The human histiocytic cell line U 937, which expresses a number of monocyte markers and properties, was investigated with regard to its ability to be activated for NO and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) release after treatment with alkylphosphocholines (APC) and APC liposomes. Using APC multilamellar vesicles (MLV) a clear dose-dependent increase of NO(More)
The process of metastasis formation in cancer is not completely understood and is the main reason cancer therapies fail. Previously, we showed that dual liposomes simultaneously containing the hemostatic inhibitor, dipyridamole and the anticancer drug, perifosine potently inhibited metastasis, causing a 90% reduction in the number of lung metastases in a(More)