Highly efficient drug delivery with gold nanoparticle vectors for in vivo photodynamic therapy of cancer

Yu Cheng, Anna C. Samia, Joseph D. Meyers, Irene Panagopoulos, Baowei Fei, Clemens Burda

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Abstract

A highly efficient drug vector for photodynamic therapy (PDT) drug delivery was developed by synthesizing PEGylated gold nanoparticle conjugates, which act as a water-soluble and biocompatible "cage" that allows delivery of a hydrophobic drug to its site of PDT action. The dynamics of drug release in vitro in a two-phase solution system and in vivo in cancer-bearing mice indicates that the process of drug delivery is highly efficient, and passive targeting prefers the tumor site. With the Au NP-Pc 4 conjugates, the drug delivery time required for PDT has been greatly reduced to less than 2 h, compared to 2 days for the free drug.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10643-10647
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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