A nanoparticle for tumor targeted delivery of oligomers.
Methods in molecular biology, January 2011
Liu X, Wang Y, Hnatowich DJ, Xinrong Liu, Yi Wang, Donald J. Hnatowich
The tissue-specific delivery nanoparticle consists of an antisense oligomer, a cell-penetrating peptide, and an antitumor antibody, each biotinylated and each linked via streptavidin. Within the nanoparticle, the antibody provides specific targeted delivery and binding to the target cells, the peptide improves cell membrane transport, and the antisense oligomer, through its mRNA-binding ability, provides specific retention of the radioactivity in the target cell nucleus. The use of streptavidin as linker eliminates the need for covalent conjugation without appearing to interfere with the in vitro and in vivo properties of each component. The delivery nanoparticle is under development to improve tumor targeting with unlabeled siRNAs as well as radiolabeled antisense oligomers in a variety of tumor types. The anti-HER2 Trastuzumab (Herceptin) antibody, the tat peptide, and a radiolabeled antisense oligomer against the RIα mRNA have been used in this report as an example.
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