alexa Targeting cancer cells using PLGA nanoparticles surface modified with monoclonal antibody.
Materials Science

Materials Science

Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology

Author(s): Kocbek P, Obermajer N, Cegnar M, Kos J, Kristl J

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Targeting drugs to their sites of action is still a major challenge in pharmaceutical research. In this study, polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) immuno-nanoparticles were prepared for targeting invasive epithelial breast tumour cells. Monoclonal antibody (mAb) was used as a homing ligand and was attached to the nanoparticle surface either covalently or non-covalently. The presence of mAb on the nanoparticle surface, its stability and recognition properties were tested. Protein assay, surface plasmon resonance, flow cytometry and fluorescence-immunostaining confirmed the presence of mAb on nanoparticles in both cases. However, a binding assay using cell lysate revealed that the recognition properties were preserved only for nanoparticles with adsorbed mAb. These nanoparticles were more likely to be bound to the targeted cells than non-coated nanoparticles. Both types of nanoparticles entered the target MCF-10A neoT cells in mono-culture. In co-culture of MCF-10A neoT and Caco-2 cells immuno-nanoparticles were localized solely to MCF-10A neoT cells, whereas non-coated nanoparticles were distributed randomly. Immuno-nanoparticles entered only MCF-10A neoT cells, while non-coated nanoparticles were taken up by both cell types, indicating specific targeting of the immuno-nanoparticles. In conclusion, we demonstrate a method by which mAbs can be bound to nanoparticles without detriment to their targeting ability. Furthermore, the results show the effectiveness of the new carrier system for targeted delivery of small or large active substances into cells or tissues of interest. This article was published in J Control Release and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • Nano Congress for Next Generation
    August 31-September 01, 2017 Brussels,Belgium
  • Graphene & 2D Materials
    September 14-15, 2017 Edinburgh, Scotland
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords