S-Space College of Veterinary Medicine (수의과대학) Dept. of Veterinary Medicine (수의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_수의학과)
Aerosol delivery of folate-decorated hyperbranched polyspermine complexes to suppress lung tumorigenesis via Akt signaling pathway
- Luo, Cheng-Qiong; Jang, Yoonjeong; Xing, Lei; Cui, Peng-Fei; Qiao, Jian-Bin; Lee, Ah Young; Kim, Hyeon-Jeong; Cho, Myung-Haing; Jiang, Hu-Lin
- Issue Date
- International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Vol.513 No.1-2, pp.591-601
- shAkt1; Aerosol delivery; Lung cancer; Biocompatibility; Cancer cell targeting; Gene therapy
- Lung cancer has been a leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and aerosol-mediated gene therapy endows numerous advantages compared to other traditional modalities. Here, we reported a folic acid (FA)-modified hyperbranched polyspermine (HPSPE) with prominent biocompatibility for lung cancer cell targeted gene therapy. FA was decorated to the HPSPE via an amidation reaction and the physicochemical properties of nanoplexes formed with DNA were characterized. Gel electrophoresis study elucidated that the designed polymer was capable to condense DNA and protect it from degradation by DNase I. Cell viability and transfection efficiency assay in vitro and in vivo indicated its increased transfection performance with lower toxicity. Furthermore, reduced tumor numbers and down-regulation of Akt1 protein after aerosol treatment containing FA-HPSPE/shAkt1 complexes proved its therapeutic potential for lung cancer suppression. Results obtained in this study suggested that FA-HPSPE with highly biocompatibility and targeting capability while forming complexes with shAkt1 and administrated through noninvasive aerosol could be prospective for inhibiting lung tumorigenesis. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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