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The targeted behavior of folate-decorated N-succinyl-N'-octyl chitosan evaluated by NIR system in mouse model
Author(s): Hongyan Zhu; Dawei Deng; Haiyan Chen; Zhiyu Qian; Yueqing Gu
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Paper Abstract

The development of more selective delivery systems for cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy is one of the most important goals of current anticancer research. The purpose of this study is to construct and evaluate the folate-decorated, self-assembled nanoparticles as candidates to deliver near infrared fluorescent dyes into tumors and to investigate the mechanisms underlying the tumor targeting with folate-decorated, self-assembled nanoparticles. Folate-decorated N-succinyl-N'-octyl chitosan (folate-SOC) were synthesized. The chemical modification chitosan could self-assemble into stable micelles in aqueous medium. Micelle size determined by size analysis was around 140 nm in a phosphate-buffered saline (PBS, PH 7.4). Folate-SOC could maintain their structure for up to 15 days in PBS. Near infrared dye ICG-Der-01 as a mode drug was loaded in the micelles, and the entrapment efficiency (EE) and drug loading (DL) were investigated. The targeted behavior of folate-SOC was evaluated by near-infrared fluorescence imaging in vivo on different groups of denuded mice, with A549 or Bel-7402 tumors. The optical imaging results indicated that folated-decorated SOC showed an excellent tumor specificity in Bel-7402 tumor-bearing mice, and weak tumor specificity in A549 tumor bearing mice. We believe that this work can provide insight for the engineering of nanoparticles and be extended to cancer therapy and diagnosis so as to deliver multiple therapeutic agents and imaging probes at high local concentrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7845, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics IV, 78452D (9 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870163
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Hongyan Zhu, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)
Nantong Univ. (China)
Dawei Deng, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)
Haiyan Chen, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)
Zhiyu Qian, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Yueqing Gu, China Pharmaceutical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7845:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics IV
Qingming Luo; Ying Gu; Xingde Li, Editor(s)

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