Surface engineered AuNPs for paclitaxel-loaded bleomycin delivery as a supplementation therapy
AuthorFarooq, Muhammad Umar
Sahin, Yesim Muge
Naz, Muhammad Yasin
Makhlouf, Mohamed M.
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CitationVanaja, M., & Annadurai, G. (2013). Coleus aromaticus leaf extract mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its bactericidal activity. Applied nanoscience, 3(3), 217-223.
A paradigm transition in cancer treatment gradually moved from "one drug-one target" toward "multi-target selective drugs design", because different drugs simultaneously inhibit tumor progression differently. The underlying mechanism has encountered significant challenges, such as encapsulating chemotherapies into a nanosized particulate system, adverse side effects, and managing multidrug-resistant. To address these issues, herein we engineered the gold nanoparticles’ surfaces with cross-linked polyethylene glycol that have well-controlled morphology and further encapsulated with commonly known chemo-drugs paclitaxel and bleomycin for nanovectorization of therapeutics to the intended site and there act through the concurrent action of dual targeting mechanisms without creating undesired side effects. The structures of the nanovectorization particulate system were confirmed by various spectroscopic techniques. The efficacy of nanovectorization particulate system and non-targeted free drugs was evaluated using the human cervical adenocarcinoma cell model. Our findings indicate that this nanovectorization particulate system had synergic stimuli-responsive characteristics and unrivaled control of efficient transportation of therapeutics agents. This system meets the high demand for multiple targeting delivery and has substantial benefits across multiple fields of nanomedicine, especially in chemotherapy. © 2022, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.