Author(s): Kreuter J, Gelperina S
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Abstract Nanoparticles made of poly(butyl cyanoacrylate) (PBCA) or poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) coated with polysorbate 80 or poloxamer 188 enable the transport of cytostatics such as doxorubicin across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Following intravenous injection to rats bearing intracranially the very aggressive glioblastoma 101/8 these particles loaded with doxorubicin significantly increased the survival times and led to a complete tumor remission in 20-40\% of the animals. Moreover, these particles considerably reduced the dose-limiting cardiotoxicity and also the testicular toxicity of this drug. The drug transport across the BBB by nanoparticles appears to be due to a receptor-mediated interaction with the brain capillary endothelial cells, which is facilitated by certain plasma apolipoproteins adsorbed by nanoparticles in the blood.
This article was published in Tumori
and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology