In cancer therapy, it is imperative to increase the efficacy and reduce side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs. Nanotechnology offers the unique opportunity to overcome these barriers. In particular, in the last few years, DNA nanostructures have gained attention for their biocompatibility, easy customized synthesis and ability to deliver drugs to cancer cells. Here, an open-caged pyramidal DNA at Doxorubicin (Py-Doxo) nanostructure was constructed with 10 DNA sequences of 26-28 nucleotides for drug delivery to cancer cells. The synthesized DNA nanostructures are sufficiently stable in biological medium. Py-Doxo exhibited significantly enhanced cytotoxicity of the delivered doxorubicin to breast and liver cancer cells up to twofold compared to free doxorubicin. This study demonstrates the importance of the shape and structure of the designed transporter DNA nanostructures for biomedical applications.
|Titolo:||Enhanced Chemotherapeutic Behavior of Open-Caged DNA at Doxorubicin Nanostructures for Cancer Cells|
|Autori interni:||RUSSO SPENA, CONCETTA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |