Cholic Acid-Conjugated Methylcellulose-Polyethylenimine Nano-Aggregates for Drug Delivery Systems
AbstractCholic acid-conjugated methylcellulose-polyethylenimines (MCPEI-CAs) were synthesized and characterized for drug delivery systems. Their synthesis was confirmed by 1H NMR and FT-IR analysis. Induced circular dichroism result with Congo red showed that methylcellulose (MC) and polyethylenimine-grafted cationic derivative (MC-PEI) would have helical conformation and random coil structure, respectively. It was found that MCPEI-CAs could form positively charged (>30 mV Zeta-potential) and spherical nano-aggregates (~250 nm Z-average size) by hydrophobic interaction of CA moieties. Critical aggregation concentration of MCPEI-CA10 was measured as 7.2 × 10−3 mg/mL. MCPEI-CA10 could encapsulate the anticancer drug doxorubicin (Dox) with 58.0% of drug loading content and 23.2% of drug loading efficiency and its release was facilitated in acidic condition. Cytotoxicity of MCPEI-CAs was increased with the increase of cholic acid (CA) graft degrees, probably due to the cellular membrane disruption by interaction with specific molecular structure of amphiphilic MCPEI-CA nano-aggregates. MCPEI-CA10/Dox nano-aggregates showed concentration-dependent anticancer activity, which could overcome the multidrug resistance of cancer cells. In this work, molecular conformation change of MC derivatives by chemical modification and a potential of MCPEI-CA10/Dox nano-aggregates for drug delivery systems were revealed. View Full-Text
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Kim, T.; Park, J.; Kim, T.-I. Cholic Acid-Conjugated Methylcellulose-Polyethylenimine Nano-Aggregates for Drug Delivery Systems. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 459.
Kim T, Park J, Kim T-I. Cholic Acid-Conjugated Methylcellulose-Polyethylenimine Nano-Aggregates for Drug Delivery Systems. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(3):459.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Taewan; Park, Jaehong; Kim, Tae-il. 2019. "Cholic Acid-Conjugated Methylcellulose-Polyethylenimine Nano-Aggregates for Drug Delivery Systems." Nanomaterials 9, no. 3: 459.
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