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|Title:||Shape-directed compartmentalized delivery of a nanoparticle-conjugated small-molecule activator of an epigenetic enzyme in the brain|
Sinha, Sarmistha Halder
Suma, B. S.
Kundu, Tapas Kumar
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Compartmentalized drug delivery
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Citation:||Journal of Controlled Release|
Chaturbedy, P.; Kumar, M.; Salikolimi, K.; Das, S.; Sinha, S. H.; Chatterjee, S.; Suma, B. S.; Kundu, T. K.; Eswaramoorthy, M., Shape-directed compartmentalized delivery of a nanoparticle-conjugated small-molecule activator of an epigenetic enzyme in the brain. J. Controlled Release 2015, 217, 151-159.
|Abstract:||Targeted drug delivery to specific subcellular compartments of brain cells is challenging despite their importance in the treatment of several brain-related diseases. Herein, we report on shape-directed intracellular compartmentalization of nanoparticles in brain cells and their ability to deliver therapeutic molecules to specific organelles. Iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles with different morphologies (spheres, spindles, biconcaves, and nanotubes) were synthesized and coated with a fluorescent carbon layer derived from glucose (Fe3O4@C). In vivo studies showed that the Fe3O4@C nanoparticles with biconcave geometry localized predominantly in the nuclei of the brain cells, whereas those with nanotube geometry were contained mostly in the cytoplasm. Remarkably, a small-molecule activator of histone acetyltransferases delivered into the nuclei of the brain cells using nanoparticles with biconcave geometry showed enhancement in enzymatic activity by a factor of three and resulted in specific gene expression (transcription) compared with that of the molecule delivered to the cytoplasm using nanotube geometry. (c) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers (Tapas K. Kundu)|
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