PCM and TAT co-modified liposome with improved myocardium delivery: in vitro and in vivo evaluations

Xin Wang, Hua Huang, Liangke Zhang, Yan Bai, Huali Chen
2017 Drug Delivery  
2017) PCM and TAT co-modified liposome with improved myocardium delivery: in vitro and in vivo evaluations, Drug Delivery, 24:1, 339-345, Abstract In this study, PCM and TAT co-modified liposome was developed as a novel drug carrier for myocardium delivery with evaluation of its in vitro and in vivo properties. Liposomes containing fluorescent probe coumarin-6 were prepared by thin-film hydration. The PCM ligands specifically bind to the PCM receptors in the extracellular connective tissue of
more » ... nective tissue of primary myocardium cells (MCs), while the TAT ligands functioned as a classical cell penetrating peptide to make liposomes internalized by MCs. The unmodified liposome (L), PCM-modified liposome (PL), TAT-modified liposome (TL) and PCM and TAT co-modified liposome (PTL) were prepared and characterized. The cellular uptake and intracellular distribution of various liposomes by MCs demonstrated that PTL had the best delivery capability. Peptide inhibition assay indicated that the uptake of PL could be inhibited by PCM. However, TAT could almost not suppress the uptake of TL. In addition, the CCK-8 experiments showed that liposomes had low cytotoxicity. In vivo fluorescent images of frozen sections and HPLC-fluorescence analysis further demonstrated that PTL had highest myocardium distribution. The results of this study demonstrated that PCM and TAT co-modifying could improve the myocardial targeting ability of liposome.
doi:10.1080/10717544.2016.1253121 pmid:28165817 fatcat:i7dy3ogujnhbla57sch5i7nnlm