Self-assembling peptide amphiphile-based nanofiber gel for bioresponsive cisplatin delivery

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  • The aim of this study is to develop a bioresponsive cisplatin (CDDP) delivery system with a self-assembling peptide amphiphile (PA) comprising a cell-adhesive matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2)-sensitive GTAGLIGQRGDS and a fatty acid. A biomimetic CDDP-PA gel was spontaneously formed upon incubating a mixture of CDDP and the PA for 5 h at 37°C. CDDP-PA gel formation was confirmed by rheological analysis. The structure of self-assembled CDDP-PA nanofibers inside the gel was determined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Bioresponsive drug release from the biomimetic gel was demonstrated by in vitro MMP-2-triggered CDDP release. The MMP-2-sensitive CDDP release was dependent on the enzyme concentration in the medium. Enzymatic degradation of the CDDP-PA gel was confirmed by TEM images of the gel degraded in an MMP-2 containing medium. The MMP-2-triggered CDDP release as well as the presentation of RGDS in the gel would potentially provide a spatially and temporally controlled delivery system for targeted anticancer drug delivery. © 2009 American Chemical Society.
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  • Kim JK; Anderson J; Jun HW; Repka MA; Jo S
  • Start Page

  • 978
  • End Page

  • 985
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 3