Cell Surface Nucleolin as a Promising Receptor for Effective AS1411 Aptamer-Mediated Targeted Drug Delivery into Cancer Cells
Objectives: In this study, doxorubicin (Dox) as a chemotherapy drug was entrapped into the Poly lacticco- glycolic acid (PLGA)-based nanoparticles (NPs). Then, the targeting ability of anti nucleolin AS1411 aptamer-targeted Dox-encapsulated PLGA-based NPs (AS1411-NPs) was investigated in high nucleolin-expressing C26 colon carcinoma and rat C6 glioma cell lines compared with low nucleolinexpressing mouse L929 cell line.
Methods: We recently first assessed the existence of cell surface nucleolin of these three different cell lines by immunocytochemistry method. We found that a large amount of nucleolin was localized in the cytoplasmic membrane of C26 and C6 cell lines, with a very smaller amount on the surface of L929 cell line.
Results: As a result, more rapidly internalization of AS1411-NPs into the C26 and C6 cells compared with L929 cells was verified.
Conclusion: We think that AS1411-NPs, as a ligand, first bind to nucleolin, as a receptor, and then the receptor-ligand complex is more efficiently incorporated into the high nucleolin-expressing cell lines through receptor-mediated endocytosis pathway.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 November 2018
This article was made available online on 27 July 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "Cell Surface Nucleolin as a Promising Receptor for Effective AS1411 Aptamer-mediated Targeted Drug Delivery into Cancer Cells".
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