Monday, December 1, 2014

PolySciTech mPEG-PLA (AK07) used for chemotherapeutic resveratrol delivery

Recently research has been published from Korea Samsung Research Institute using PolyVivo (AK07, www.polyscitech.com) to form nanoparticles for delivery of resveratrol, which suppresses cancer cell metabolism, as a chemotherapeutic medicine. Read more: Jung, Kyung-Ho, Jin Hee Lee, Jin Won Park, Cung Hoa Thien Quach, Seung-Hwan Moon, Young Seok Cho, and Kyung-Han Lee. "Resveratrol-loaded polymeric nanoparticles suppress glucose metabolism and tumor growth in vitro and in vivo." International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2014). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378517314008643

“Abstract: Resveratrol (RSV) is a natural phenol with promising anti-tumor activities, but its use for in vivo cancer treatment is limited by low aqueous solubility and poor stability. In this study, we prepared RSV-loaded polyethylene glycol–polylactic acid (PEG–PLA; M.W. 5000-5000) polymer nanoparticles (NPs) for improved stability and controlled delivery, and investigated its metabolic and anti-tumor effect in vitro and in vivo. CT26 colon cancer cells displayed significantly reduced cell number to 5.6% and colony forming capacity to 6.3% of controls by 72 h treatment with 40 and 20 μM of RSV-NP, respectively. Flow cytometry and western blots demonstrated increased apoptotic cell death, and 18F FDG uptake and reactive oxygen species was significantly reduced by RSV-NP. All of these effects were comparable to or greater in potency compared to free RSV. When RSV-NP was intravenously administered to CT26 tumor bearing mice, there was a reduction of 18F FDG uptake on PET/CT by day 4. Longer treatment led to retardation of tumor growth accompanied by an improvement in survival compared to empty NP-injected controls. These results demonstrate that the in vitro and in vivo metabolic and anti-tumor effects of RSV is preserved by PEG–PLA NP loading, and provide an encouraging outlook on the potential of polymeric NPs as an effective method to deliver RSV for cancer therapy. Keywords: Resveratrol; PEG–PLA; Glucose metabolism; Anticancer effect”


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