Hybrid Collagenase Nanocapsules for Enhanced Nanocarrier Penetration in Tumoral Tissues


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Villegas Díaz, María Rocío and Baeza, Alejandro and Vallet Regí, María (2015) Hybrid Collagenase Nanocapsules for Enhanced Nanocarrier Penetration in Tumoral Tissues. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7 (43). pp. 24075-24081. ISSN 1944-8244

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Poor penetration of drug delivery nanocarriers within dense extracellular matrices constitutes one of the main liabilities of current nanomedicines. The conjugation of proteolytic enzymes on the nanoparticle surface constitutes an attractive alternative. However, the scarce resistance of these enzymes against the action of proteases or other aggressive agents present in the bloodstream strongly limits their application. Herein, a novel nanodevice able to transport proteolytic enzymes coated with an engineered pH-responsive polymeric is presented. This degradable coat protects the housed enzymes against proteolytic attack at the same time that it triggers their release under mild acidic conditions, usually present in many tumoral tissues. These enzyme nanocapsules have been attached on the surface of mesoporous silica nanoparticles, as nanocarrier model, showing a significatively higher penetration of the nanopartides within 3D collagen matrices which housed human osteosarcoma cells (HOS). This strategy can improve the therapeutic efficacy of the current nanomedicines, allowing a more homogeneous and deeper distribution of the therapeutic nanosystems in cancerous tissues.

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ORCID 0000-0002-9042-8865 (Alejandro Baeza)
RESEARCHER ID K-8193-2014 (Alejandro Baeza)
RESEARCHER ID M-3378-2014 (María Vallet Regí)
ORCID 0000-0002-6104-4889 (María Vallet Regí)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Tumoral tissue penetration, Collagenase nanocapsules, Nanomedicine, Mesoporous silica nanodevices and hybrid nanocarriers
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Materials
Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry, Inorganic
ID Code:41698
Deposited On:07 Apr 2017 08:51
Last Modified:18 Apr 2017 10:33

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