Stereocomplex-Reinforced PEGylated Polylactide Micelle for Optimized Drug Delivery
AbstractThe instability of PEGylated polylactide micelles is a challenge for drug delivery. Stereocomplex interaction between racemic polylactide chains with different configurations provides an effective strategy to enhance the stability of micelles as the nanocarriers of drugs. In this work, a stereocomplex micelle (SCM) self-assembled from the amphiphilic triblock copolymers comprising poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), and dextrorotatory and levorotatory polylactides (PDLA and PLLA) was applied for efficient drug delivery. The spherical SCM showed the smallest scale and the lowest critical micelle concentration (CMC) than the micelles with single components attributed to the stereocomplex interaction between PDLA and PLLA. 10-Hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) as a model antitumor drug was loaded into micelles. Compared with the loading micelles from individual PDLA and PLLA, the HCPT-loaded SCM exhibited the highest drug loading efficiency (DLE) and the slowest drug release in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) at pH 7.4, indicating its enhanced stability in circulation. More fascinatingly, the laden SCM was demonstrated to have the highest cellular uptake of HCPT and suppress malignant cells most effectively in comparison to the HCPT-loaded micelles from single copolymer. In summary, the stereocomplex-enhanced PLA–PEG–PLA micelle may be promising for optimized drug delivery in the clinic. View Full-Text
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Feng, C.; Piao, M.; Li, D. Stereocomplex-Reinforced PEGylated Polylactide Micelle for Optimized Drug Delivery. Polymers 2016, 8, 165.
Feng C, Piao M, Li D. Stereocomplex-Reinforced PEGylated Polylactide Micelle for Optimized Drug Delivery. Polymers. 2016; 8(4):165.Chicago/Turabian Style
Feng, Chunsheng; Piao, Meihua; Li, Di. 2016. "Stereocomplex-Reinforced PEGylated Polylactide Micelle for Optimized Drug Delivery." Polymers 8, no. 4: 165.
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