Drug Release by Direct Jump from Poly(ethylene-glycol-b-ε-caprolactone) Nano-Vector to Cell Membrane
AbstractDrug delivery by nanovectors involves numerous processes, one of the most important being its release from the carrier. This point still remains unclear. The current work focuses on this point using poly(ethyleneglycol-b-ε-caprolactone) micelles containing either pheophorbide-a (Pheo-a) as a fluorescent probe and a phototoxic agent or fluorescent copolymers. This study showed that the cellular uptake and the phototoxicity of loaded Pheo-a are ten times higher than those of the free drug and revealed a very low cellular penetration of the fluorescence-labeled micelles. Neither loaded nor free Pheo-a displayed the same cellular localization as the labeled micelles. These results imply that the drug entered the cells without its carrier and probably without a disruption, as suggested by their stability in cell culture medium. These data allowed us to propose that Pheo-a directly migrates from the micelle to the cell without disruption of the vector. This mechanism will be discussed. View Full-Text
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Till, U.; Gibot, L.; Mingotaud, A.-F.; Ehrhart, J.; Wasungu, L.; Mingotaud, C.; Souchard, J.-P.; Poinso, A.; Rols, M.-P.; Violleau, F.; Vicendo, P. Drug Release by Direct Jump from Poly(ethylene-glycol-b-ε-caprolactone) Nano-Vector to Cell Membrane. Molecules 2016, 21, 1643.
Till U, Gibot L, Mingotaud A-F, Ehrhart J, Wasungu L, Mingotaud C, Souchard J-P, Poinso A, Rols M-P, Violleau F, Vicendo P. Drug Release by Direct Jump from Poly(ethylene-glycol-b-ε-caprolactone) Nano-Vector to Cell Membrane. Molecules. 2016; 21(12):1643.Chicago/Turabian Style
Till, Ugo; Gibot, Laure; Mingotaud, Anne-Françoise; Ehrhart, Jérôme; Wasungu, Luc; Mingotaud, Christophe; Souchard, Jean-Pierre; Poinso, Alix; Rols, Marie-Pierre; Violleau, Frédéric; Vicendo, Patricia. 2016. "Drug Release by Direct Jump from Poly(ethylene-glycol-b-ε-caprolactone) Nano-Vector to Cell Membrane." Molecules 21, no. 12: 1643.
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