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Hollow chitosan–silica nanospheres as pH-sensitive targeted delivery carriers in breast cancer therapy

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Hollow chitosan–silica nanospheres as pH-sensitive targeted delivery carriers in breast cancer therapy
Abstract

Promising drug nanocarriers consisting of mono-dispersed and pH sensitive chitosan–silica hollow nanospheres (CS–SiO2 HNPs) suitable for breast cancer therapy are produced and investigated. The SiO2 HNPs are fabricated using a one-step, one-medium process which obviates the need for post-treatment to remove the templates, additional dissolution, or calcination. Taking advantage of the cross-linking reaction with (3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane (GTPMS), cationic polysaccharide-chitosan decorates the surface and produces pH sensitive CS–SiO2 HNPs. The materials enable controlled release of loaded drugs in pericellular and interstitial environments. In particular, the antibody molecule (to ErbB 2) can be conjugated onto the surface of the CS–SiO2 HNPs thereby allowing the hollow nanospheres to serve as a targeted delivery agent to breast cancer cells. TNF-α are delivered to MCF-7 breast cancer cells under both in vitro and in vivo conditions to suppress the growth of cancerous cells and even kill them with high therapeutic efficacy. Owing to their hollow inner cavity and porous structures, the CS–SiO2 HNPs are excellent pH-responsive targeted nanocarriers.

Keywords
Silica; Chitosan; Hollow nanospheres; pH responsive; Drug release; Breast cancer therapy
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 32, Issue 21, July 2011, Pages 4976–4986
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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