The use of polymeric platinum(IV) prodrugs to deliver multinuclear platinum(II) drugs with reduced systemic toxicity and enhanced antitumor efficacy
Two dinuclear platinum(IV) prodrugs were prepared from cisplatin and oxaliplatin, and tethered to amphiphilic biodegradable block copolymers. The polymeric dinuclear platinum(IV) prodrugs were allowed to self-assemble into nanomicelles, which showed reduced systemic toxicity, relatively long blood circulation, and enhanced antitumor efficacy. In this way, the bottleneck of present multinuclear platinum drugs, especially their severe systemic toxicity, might be overcome.
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 33, Issue 33, November 2012, Pages 8657–8669