A multistep photothermic-driven drug release system using wire-framed au nanobundles

Doyeon Bang, Taeksu Lee, Jihye Choi, Yeonji Park, Eunkyoung Kim, Yong Min Huh, Seungjoo Haam

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Abstract

Here, wire-framed Au nanobundles (WNBs), which consist of randomly oriented and mutually connected Au wires to form a bundle shape, are synthesized. In contrast to conventional nanoparticles (spheres, rods, cubes, and stars), which exhibit nanostructure only on the surface, cross-sectional view image shows that WNBs have nanostructures in a whole volume. By using this specific property of WNBs, an externally controllable multistep photothermic-driven drug release (PDR) system is demonstrated for in vivo cancer treatment. In contrast to conventional nanoparticles that encapsulate a drug on their surface, WNBs preserve the drug payload in the overall inner volume, providing a drug loading capacity sufficient for cancer therapy. An improved in vivo therapeutic efficacy of PDR therapy is also demonstrated by delivering sufficient amount of drugs to the target tumor region. Wire-framed Au nanobundles (WNBs) are synthesized for an externally controlled multistep drug release system. WNB consists of randomly oriented and mutually connected Au wires to form a bundle shape. In contrast to conventional nanoparticles that encapsulate a drug on their surface, WNBs preserve the drug payload in the overall inner volume, which provides a drug loading capacity sufficient for cancer therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Healthcare Materials
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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