In vitro antitumor activity of the folate-bound intracellular pH-sensitive polymeric micelle drug carriers for tumor-targeted cancer treatment

Younsoo Bae, Woo Dong Jang, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Shigeto Fukushima, Kazunori Kataoka

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Abstract

A multifunctional intracellular pH-sensitive polymeric micelle carrier whose surface was conjugated with folic acid for active drug delivery was prepared and characterized in this study. Self-assembling amphiphilic block copolymers, folate-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly (aspartate hydrazone adriamycin) [Fol-PEG-P(Asp-Hyd-ADR)], were synthesized to prepare the micelles by developing a new synthetic method. Prepared micelle had an approximately 60 nm diameter. It is notable that a folate molecule was conjugated to the end of the shell-forming PEG chain while anticancer drugs, adriamycin (ADR) were bound to the side chain of the core-forming segment through an acid-sensitive hydrazone bond so that the micelle can selectively release the loaded ADR under intracellular acidic environment (pH 5-6) after folate-mediated intracellular trafficking. Obtained experimental results revealed that these micelles significantly improved cell growth inhibitory activity in spite of a short exposure time probably due to the selective and strong interaction between folate molecules and their receptors on the cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages5183-5184
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sep 202005 Sep 22

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Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityYamagata
Period05/9/2005/9/22

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Bae, Y., Jang, W. D., Nishiyama, N., Fukushima, S., & Kataoka, K. (2005). In vitro antitumor activity of the folate-bound intracellular pH-sensitive polymeric micelle drug carriers for tumor-targeted cancer treatment. 5183-5184. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules, Yamagata, Japan.