Aim: With the purpose of delivering high doses of glabrescione B (GlaB) to solid tumors after systemic administration, long-circulating GlaB-loaded oil-cored polymeric nanocapsules (NC-GlaB) were formulated. Materials & methods: Synthesis of GlaB and its encapsulation in nanocapsules (NCs) was performed. Empty and GlaB-loaded NCs were assessed for their physico-chemical properties, in vitro cytotoxicity and in vivo biodistribution. Results: GlaB was efficiently loaded into NCs (∽90%), which were small (∽160 nm), homogeneous and stable upon storage. Further, GlaB and NC-GlaB demonstrated specific activities against the cancer stem cells. Preliminary studies in tumor-bearing mice supported the ability of NC to accumulate in pancreatic tumors. Conclusion: This study provides early evidence that NC-GlaB has the potential to be utilized in a preclinical setting and justifies the need to perform therapeutic experiments in mice.

Polymeric glabrescione B nanocapsules for passive targeting of Hedgehog-dependent tumor therapy in vitro / Ingallina, Cinzia; Costa, Pedro M; Ghirga, Francesca; Klippstein, Rebecca; Wang, Julie T; Berardozzi, Simone; Hodgins, Naomi; Infante, Paola; Pollard, Steven M; Botta, Bruno; Al Jamal, Khuloud T.. - In: NANOMEDICINE. - ISSN 1743-5889. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:7(2017), pp. 711-728. [10.2217/nnm-2016-0388]

Polymeric glabrescione B nanocapsules for passive targeting of Hedgehog-dependent tumor therapy in vitro

INGALLINA, CINZIA;GHIRGA, FRANCESCA;BERARDOZZI, SIMONE;INFANTE, PAOLA;BOTTA, Bruno;
2017

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Aim: With the purpose of delivering high doses of glabrescione B (GlaB) to solid tumors after systemic administration, long-circulating GlaB-loaded oil-cored polymeric nanocapsules (NC-GlaB) were formulated. Materials & methods: Synthesis of GlaB and its encapsulation in nanocapsules (NCs) was performed. Empty and GlaB-loaded NCs were assessed for their physico-chemical properties, in vitro cytotoxicity and in vivo biodistribution. Results: GlaB was efficiently loaded into NCs (∽90%), which were small (∽160 nm), homogeneous and stable upon storage. Further, GlaB and NC-GlaB demonstrated specific activities against the cancer stem cells. Preliminary studies in tumor-bearing mice supported the ability of NC to accumulate in pancreatic tumors. Conclusion: This study provides early evidence that NC-GlaB has the potential to be utilized in a preclinical setting and justifies the need to perform therapeutic experiments in mice.
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