Sébastien Lecommandoux

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We have investigated the intracellular delivery of doxorubicin (DOX) loaded poly(gamma-benzyl L-glutamate)-block-hyaluronan (PBLG-b-HYA) based polymersomes (PolyDOX) in high (MCF-7) and low (U87) CD44 expressing cancer cell models. DOX was successfully loaded into polymersomes using nanoprecipitation method and in vitro drug release pattern were achieved at(More)
Hydrophobically modified maghemite (γ-Fe(2)O(3)) nanoparticles were encapsulated within the membrane of poly(trimethylene carbonate)-b-poly(l-glutamic acid) (PTMC-b-PGA) block copolymer vesicles using a nanoprecipitation process. This formation method gives simple access to highly magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) (loaded up to 70 wt %) together with good(More)
Local and temporal control of drug release has for long been a main focus in the development of novel drug carriers. Polymersomes, which can load both hydrophilic and hydrophobic species and, at the same time, be tailored to respond to a desired stimulus, have drawn much attention over the last decade. Here we describe polymersomes able to encapsulate up to(More)
Formulation of docetaxel (DOC), a hydrophobic anticancer drug, was successfully achieved in poly(gamma-benzyl L-glutamate)-block-hyaluronan polymersomes using a simple and reproducible nanoprecipitation method. The prepared DOC loaded polymersomes (PolyDOC) was stable either in solution or in a lyophilized form, and showed controlled release behaviour over(More)
The physical adsorption of PEO(n)-b-PLL(m) copolymers onto silica nanoparticles and the related properties of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)-coated particles were studied as a function of the block copolymer composition. Copolymers adopt an anchor-buoy conformation at the particle surface owing to a preferential affinity of poly(L-lysine) (PLL) blocks with the(More)
Using "click chemistry" as an easy and versatile synthetic strategy to combine hyaluronan and polyglutamate blocks, we have prepared nanovesicles (polymersomes) that present a controlled size, excellent colloidal stability, and a high loading capacity for hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs. The unique feature of our concept is the use of hyaluronan, a(More)
Protein secondary structures may exhibit reversible transitions that occur in an abrupt and controllable manner. In this report, we demonstrate that such transitions may be utilized in the design of a "smart" protein micellar system, in which a stimulus-induced change in protein structure triggers a rapid change in micelle compacticity and size.(More)
UNLABELLED The in vivo efficacy of doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded poly(γ-benzyl l-glutamate)-block-hyaluronan (PBLG(23)-b-HYA(10))-based polymersomes (PolyDOX) was evaluated. Samples were efficiently labeled with technetium-99m radionuclide with good stability for in vivo studies. PolyDOX enhanced circulation time compared to free DOX. Biodistribution studies(More)
Rising from the shortcomings of modern day therapeutics there is a need for a controlled approach in carrier-mediated drug delivery. Polymeric vesicles, also called polymersomes, are powerful tools to address issues of efficacy, specificity, and controlled release of drugs to diseased tissues. These recent, biomimetic structures are able to overcome the(More)