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Optimization and characterization of the photosensitive N-succinyl-N’-4-(2-nitrobenzyloxy)-succinyl-chitosan micelles
Author(s): Shanshan Huang; Deyan Yin; Yanshu Zhao; Yueqing Gu
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Paper Abstract

With the copolymer micelles being widely used in the field of tumor therapy, environmental responding copolymers had gained large interest. In our previous work, we synthesized the nanovehicle N-succinyl-N’-4-(2-nitrobenzyloxy)-succinyl-chitosan micelles (SNSC) that were composed of a light-sensitive triggering group 2-nitrobenzyl alcohol on the hydrophobic block and succinyl group modified chitosan. We have demonstrated that the use of a continuous-wave diode near-infrared (NIR) laser could cleave the amphiphilic block copolymer micelles and trigger the release of their “payloads”. In the present study, SNSC were further optimized and characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) that was used to display the two-photon photolysis of SNSC micelles under the NIR irradiation (765nm) . Later on, laser confocal fluorescence microscopy was used to investigate the fluorescein (Ex/Em: 490/520 nm)-loaded SNSC imaging ability. As a result, the optimized SNSCs exhibited higher loading efficiency and smaller size which contributed to an improved stability, drug delivery and cell imaging abilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9230, Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014), 92300C (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068702
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Shanshan Huang, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)
Deyan Yin, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)
Yanshu Zhao, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)
Yueqing Gu, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9230:
Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014)
Qingming Luo; Lihong V. Wang; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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