Self-assembled hyaluronic acid nanoparticles for active tumor targeting

Title
Self-assembled hyaluronic acid nanoparticles for active tumor targeting
Authors
최기영정현진민경현윤홍렬김광명박재형권익찬정서영
Keywords
Hyaluronic acid; Nanoparticle; Passive targeting; Active targeting; Tumor specificity
Issue Date
2010-01
Publisher
Biomaterials
Citation
VOL 31, NO 1, 106-114
Abstract
Hyaluronic acid nanoparticles (HA-NPs), which are formed by the self-assembly of hydrophobically modified HA derivatives, were prepared to investigate their physicochemical characteristics and fates in tumor-bearing mice after systemic administration. The particle sizes of HA-NPs were controlled in the range of 237–424 nm by varying the degree of substitution of the hydrophobic moiety. When SCC7 cancer cells over-expressing CD44 (the receptor for HA) were treated with fluorescently labeled Cy5.5- HA-NPs, strong fluorescence signals were observed in the cytosol of these cells, suggesting efficient intracellular uptake of HA-NPs by receptor-mediated endocytosis. In contrast, no significant fluorescence signals were observed when Cy5.5-labeled HA-NPs were incubated with normal fibroblast cells (CV-1) or with excess free-HA treated SCC7 cells. Following systemic administration of Cy5.5-labeled HA-NPs with different particle sizes into a tumor-bearing mouse, their biodistribution was monitored as a function of time using a non-invasive near-infrared fluorescence imaging system. Irrespective of the particle size, significant amounts of HA-NPs circulated for two days in the bloodstream and were selectively accumulated into the tumor site. The smaller HA-NPs were able to reach the tumor site more effectively than larger HA-NPs. Interestingly, the concentration of HA-NPs in the tumor site was dramatically reduced when mice were pretreated with an excess of free-HA. These results imply that HA-NPs can accumulate into the tumor site by a combination of passive and active targeting mechanisms.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/36437
ISSN
0142-9612
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