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Quantification of the force of nanoparticle-cell membrane interactions and its influence on intracellular trafficking of nanoparticles

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9311 625 2008 9 PDF Available
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Quantification of the force of nanoparticle-cell membrane interactions and its influence on intracellular trafficking of nanoparticles
Abstract

Understanding the interaction of nanoparticles (NPs) with the cell membrane and their trafficking through cells is imperative to fully explore the use of NPs for efficient intracellular delivery of therapeutics. Here, we report a novel method of measuring the force of NP–cell membrane interactions using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) NPs functionalized with poly-l-lysine were used as a model system to demonstrate that this force determines the adhesive interaction of NPs with the cell membrane and in turn the extent of cellular uptake of NPs, and hence that of the encapsulated therapeutic. Cellular uptake of NPs was monitored using AFM imaging and the dynamics of their intracellular distribution was quantified using confocal microscopy. Results demonstrated that the functionalized NPs have a five-fold greater force of adhesion with the cell membrane and the time-lapse AFM images show their rapid internalization than unmodified NPs. The intracellular trafficking study showed that the functionalized NPs escape more rapidly and efficiently from late endosomes than unmodified NPs and result in 10-fold higher intracellular delivery of the encapsulated model protein. The findings described herein enhance our basic understanding of the NP–cell membrane interaction on the basis of physical phenomena that could have wider applications in developing efficient nanocarrier systems for intracellular delivery of therapeutics.

Keywords
Polymers; Sustained release; Nanocarriers; Cellular uptake; Drug efficacy; Atomic force microscopy
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 29, Issue 31, November 2008, Pages 4244–4252
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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