Carbon-Based Magnetic Nanocarrier for Controlled Drug Release: A Green Synthesis Approach
AbstractIn this study, hydrophilic magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized by green routes using a methanolic extract of Rubus ulmifolius Schott flowers. The prepared magnetic nanoparticles were coated with carbon-based shell for drug delivery application. The nanocomposites were further chemically functionalized with nitric acid and, sequentially, with Pluronic® F68 (CMNPs-plur) to enhance their colloidal stability. The resulting material was dispersed in phosphate buffer solution at pH 7.4 to study the Doxorubicin loading. After shaking for 48 h, 99.13% of the drug was loaded by the nanocomposites. Subsequently, the drug release was studied in different working phosphate buffer solutions (i.e., PB pH 4.5, pH 6.0 and pH 7.4) to determine the efficiency of the synthesized material for drug delivery as pH-dependent drug nanocarrier. The results have shown a drug release quantity 18% higher in mimicking tumor environment than in the physiological one. Therefore, this study demonstrates the ability of CMNPs-plur to release a drug with pH dependence, which could be used in the future for the treatment of cancer "in situ" by means of controlled drug release. View Full-Text
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Oliveira, J.R.P.; Rodrigues, R.O.; Barros, L.; Ferreira, I.C.F.R.; Marchesi, L.F.; Koneracka, M.; Jurikova, A.; Zavisova, V.; Gomes, H.T. Carbon-Based Magnetic Nanocarrier for Controlled Drug Release: A Green Synthesis Approach. C 2019, 5, 1.
Oliveira JRP, Rodrigues RO, Barros L, Ferreira ICFR, Marchesi LF, Koneracka M, Jurikova A, Zavisova V, Gomes HT. Carbon-Based Magnetic Nanocarrier for Controlled Drug Release: A Green Synthesis Approach. C. 2019; 5(1):1.Chicago/Turabian Style
Oliveira, Jessica R.P.; Rodrigues, Raquel O.; Barros, Lillian; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.; Marchesi, Luís F.; Koneracka, Martina; Jurikova, Alena; Zavisova, Vlasta; Gomes, Helder T. 2019. "Carbon-Based Magnetic Nanocarrier for Controlled Drug Release: A Green Synthesis Approach." C 5, no. 1: 1.
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