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Polymer micelles with pyridyl disulfide-coupled antigen travel through lymphatics and show enhanced cellular responses following immunization

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Polymer micelles with pyridyl disulfide-coupled antigen travel through lymphatics and show enhanced cellular responses following immunization
Abstract

Poly(ethylene glycol)-stabilized poly(propylene sulfide) core (PEG-PPS) nanoparticles (NPs) smaller than 50 nm efficiently travel to draining lymph nodes and interact with antigen-presenting cells (APCs) to induce potent immune responses following intradermal immunization. To determine if a similar system could be developed that could be more easily and reproducibly prepared and eliminated faster in vivo, we created block copolymers of PEG-bl-PPS capable of self-assembling into 25–35 nm micelles (MCs). Biodistribution studies showed that these MCs were able to travel to draining lymph nodes, where they preferentially interacted with APCs. To couple cysteine-containing antigens to the surface of the MCs, a new polymer was synthesized with a terminal pyridyl disulfide (PDS), forming PDS-PEG-bl-PPS-benzyl. When mice were immunized in conjunction with free CpG as an adjuvant, ovalbumin-conjugated MCs (MC-Ova) generated more (2.4-fold) Ova-specific CD8+ T cells in the blood and higher (1.7-fold) interferon-gamma levels from splenocytes upon restimulation than in mice immunized with free Ova and CpG. When comparing this MC platform to our PEG-PPS NPs with disulfide-linked Ova, no significant differences were found in the measured responses. These results indicate that PDS-functionalized MCs are efficient antigen delivery vehicles that enhance immune responses compared to immunization with free protein.

Keywords
Micelle; Self-assembly; Copolymer; Nanoparticle; Immunostimulation
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Acta Biomaterialia - Volume 8, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 3210–3217
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