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Interaction of spherical particles with cells and within animals has been studied extensively, but the effects of shape have received little attention. Here we use highly stable, polymer micelle assemblies known as filomicelles to compare the transport and trafficking of flexible filaments with spheres of similar chemistry. In rodents, filomicelles(More)
The central problem in cancer chemotherapy is the severe toxic side effects of anticancer drugs on healthy tissues. Invariably the side effects impose dose reduction, treatment delay, or discontinuance of therapy. To limit the adverse side effects of cancer chemotherapy on healthy organs, we proposed a drug delivery system (DDS) with specific targeting(More)
PURPOSE To enhance the efficacy of cancer treatment, we propose a complex approach: simultaneous delivery to the tumor of a chemotherapeutic agent and a suppressor of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1A). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The novel complex liposomal drug delivery system was developed and evaluated in vitro and in vivo on nude mice bearing(More)
A tumor targeted mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN)-based drug delivery system (DDS) was developed for inhalation treatment of lung cancer. The system was capable of effectively delivering inside cancer cells anticancer drugs (doxorubicin and cisplatin) combined with two types of siRNA targeted to MRP1 and BCL2 mRNA for suppression of pump and nonpump(More)
AIMS To develop a novel nanomedicine approach for the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancer by combining an anticancer drug and suppressors of cellular resistance within one multifunctional nanocarrier-based delivery system (NDS). MATERIALS & METHODS The NDS consisted of cationic liposomes (carrier, 100-140 nm), doxorubicin (DOX, anticancer drug),(More)
Carrier-mediated delivery of drugs into the cytosol is often limited by either release from the carrier or release from an internalizing endolysosome. Here, loading, delivery, and cytosolic uptake of drug mixtures from degradable polymersomes are shown to exploit both the thick membrane of these block copolymer vesicles and their aqueous lumen as well as(More)
N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA)-based copolymers have been shown to be efficient carriers for anticancer drugs because of their versatile chemistry and good biocompatibility. As demonstrated with hepatocytes, targeting efficacy of anticancer drugs could be further improved when the drug (doxorubicin) was conjugated to HPMA copolymers with(More)
A novel cancer targeted, internally cationic and surface neutral polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer, was designed, synthesized, and evaluated as a nanocarrier for the targeted intracellular delivery of siRNA. The dendrimer contained a synthetic analog of Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone as cancer targeting moiety. The proposed delivery system possesses(More)
The rationales for the use of water soluble polymers for anticancer drug delivery include: the potential to overcome some forms of multidrug resistance, preferential accumulation in solid tumors due to enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect, biorecognizability, and targetability. The utility of a novel paradigm for the treatment of ovarian(More)
The specific aims of this investigation were (1) to show that conventional and PEGylated liposomes can penetrate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo; (2) to demonstrate that liposomes can be successfully used both for cytoplasmic and nuclear delivery of therapeutics, including anticancer drugs and antisense oligonucleotides; (3) to examine the specific(More)