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  • Khalansky, Alexander S.
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  • 1
    Language: English
    In: Journal of Controlled Release, 2011, Vol.154(1), pp.103-107
    Description: Drug delivery to the brain is restricted due to the blood–brain barrier (BBB). Previously, it has been shown that surfactant-coated doxorubicin-loaded nanoparticles were successful in overcoming the BBB and were effective in the treatment of rat brain tumours. However, drug distribution in brain tissue after crossing the BBB was never determined. To distinguish between the amounts of drug in the whole brain and the fraction of drug in the brain parenchyma after crossing the BBB a capillary depletion technique was employed. For this purpose rats were intravenously treated with a doxorubicin solution in 1% polysorbate 80, or doxorubicin-loaded poly-(n-butyl cyanoacrylate) (PBCA) nanoparticles without and with 1% polysorbate 80 coating, respectively. The dosage of doxorubicin was 5 mg per kg of rat body weight. At 30 min, 2 h, and 4 h following intravenous injection into the tail vein, the rats were sacrificed and their brains removed. Homogenates of the brains were prepared. In addition, one part of the homogenate was separated by centrifugation into a pellet (vascular elements) and supernatant (parenchyma) using a well established capillary depletion technique. The time-dependent distribution of doxorubicin in these brain fractions was studied. Clinically effective concentrations in all investigated brain fractions could only be detected in rats treated with surfactant-coated nanoparticles, indicating a significant transcytosis across the BBB. Only low concentrations were observed after 0.5 and 2 h with the uncoated nanoparticles. No uptake of doxorubicin into the brain was observable after administration of drug solution alone. These observations demonstrate the great potential of surface-coated PBCA nanoparticles for the delivery of drugs to the central nervous system. Doxorubicin concentration in different rat brain fractions 2 h after intravenous injection of 5 mg/kg doxorubicin solution, doxorubicin-loaded poly(butyl cyanoacrylate) (PBCA) nanoparticles (NP), or doxorubicin-loaded PBCA-NP coated with polysorbate 80 (PS80).
    Keywords: Nanoparticles ; Capillary Depletion ; Drug Targeting ; Blood–Brain Barrier ; Pharmacy, Therapeutics, & Pharmacology
    ISSN: 0168-3659
    E-ISSN: 1873-4995
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  • 2
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 2011, Vol.6(5), p.e19121
    Description: Chemotherapy of glioblastoma is largely ineffective as the blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents entry of most anticancer agents into the brain. For an efficient treatment of glioblastomas it is necessary to deliver anti-cancer drugs across the intact BBB. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles coated with poloxamer 188 hold great promise as drug carriers for brain delivery after their intravenous injection. In the present study the anti-tumour efficacy of the surfactant-coated doxorubicin-loaded PLGA nanoparticles against rat glioblastoma 101/8 was investigated using histological and immunohistochemical methods. ; The particles were prepared by a high-pressure solvent evaporation technique using 1% polyvinylalcohol (PLGA/PVA) or human serum albumin (PLGA/HSA) as stabilizers. Additionally, lecithin-containing PLGA/HSA particles (Dox-Lecithin-PLGA/HSA) were prepared. For evaluation of the antitumour efficacy the glioblastoma-bearing rats were treated intravenously with the doxorubicin-loaded nanoparticles coated with poloxamer 188 using the following treatment regimen: 3×2.5 mg/kg on day 2, 5 and 8 after tumour implantation; doxorubicin and poloxamer 188 solutions were used as controls. On day 18, the rats were sacrificed and the antitumour effect was determined by measurement of tumour size, necrotic areas, proliferation index, and expression of GFAP and VEGF as well as Isolectin B4, a marker for the vessel density. ; The results reveal a considerable anti-tumour effect of the doxorubicin-loaded nanoparticles. The overall best results were observed for Dox-Lecithin-PLGA/HSA. These data demonstrate that the poloxamer 188-coated PLGA nanoparticles enable delivery of doxorubicin across the blood-brain barrier in the therapeutically effective concentrations.
    Keywords: Research Article ; Biology ; Medicine ; Immunology ; Oncology
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 3
    Language: English
    In: International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2011, Vol.415(1), pp.244-251
    Description: Glioblastomas belong to the most devastating cancer diseases. For this reason, polysorbate 80 (Tween 80 )-coated poly(isohexyl cyanoacrylate) (PIHCA) (Monorex ) nanoparticles loaded with doxorubicin were developed and tested for their use for the treatment of glioblastomas. The preparation of the nanoparticles resulted in spherical particles with high doxorubicin loading. The physico-chemical properties and the release of doxorubicin from the PIHCA-nanoparticles were analysed, and the influence on cell viability of the rat glioblastoma 101/8-cell line was investigated. In vitro, the empty nanoparticles did not show any toxicity, and the anti-cancer effects of the drug-loaded nanoparticles were increased in comparison to doxorubicin solution, represented by IC values. The in vivo efficacy was then tested in intracranially glioblastoma 101/8-bearing rats. Rats were treated with 3 × 1.5 mg/kg doxorubicin and were sacrificed 18 days after tumour transplantation. Histological and immunohistochemical analyses were carried out to assess the efficacy of the nanoparticles. Tumour size, proliferation activity, vessel density, necrotic areas, and expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein demonstrated that doxorubicin-loaded PIHCA-nanoparticles were much more efficient than the free drug. The results suggest that poly(isohexyl cyanoacrylate) nanoparticles hold great promise for the non-invasive therapy of human glioblastomas.
    Keywords: Doxorubicin ; Nanoparticles ; Poly(Isohexyl Cyanoacrylate) ; Glioblastoma ; Histology ; Pharmacy, Therapeutics, & Pharmacology
    ISSN: 0378-5173
    E-ISSN: 1873-3476
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  • 4
    Language: English
    In: Drug Delivery, 03 April 2015, Vol.22(3), pp.276-285
    Description: Targeted drug delivery for brain tumor treatment is one of the important objectives in nanomedicine. Human glioblastoma is the most frequent and aggressive type of brain tumors. The preferential expression of membrane protein connexin 43 (Cx43) and brain-specific anion transporter (BSAT1) in...
    Keywords: Connexin-43 ; Glioblasoma Multiforme ; Monoclonal Antibody ; Nanogels ; Targeted Delivery ; Pharmacy, Therapeutics, & Pharmacology
    ISSN: 1071-7544
    E-ISSN: 1521-0464
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: Neuroscience Letters, 1984, Vol.52(3), pp.259-262
    Description: The reversible specific binding of [3H]diazepam was observed by a radioligand method in homogenates of cultured cells of mouse glioblastoma. It was characterized by an equilibrium dissociation constant Kd = 91 +/- 5 nM and the number of maximal binding sites (Bmax) of 1006 +/- 100 fmol/mg protein. The half-saturation and half-degradation periods for the ligand-receptor complex were 15 and 10 s, respectively. The specific binding sites from glioblastoma are similar to the peripheral-type receptors as their inhibition constant for Ro 5-4864 Ki = 16 nM and that for clonazepam Ki = 30 microM.
    Keywords: Diazepam ; Glial Cell Culture ; Clonazepam ; Ro 5–4864 ; Benzodiazepine Receptors ; Mouse Glioblastoma ; Medicine ; Anatomy & Physiology
    ISSN: 0304-3940
    E-ISSN: 1872-7972
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  • 6
    Language: English
    In: International Journal of Cancer, 01 May 2004, Vol.109(5), pp.759-767
    Description: Glioblastomas belong to the most aggressive human cancers with short survival times. Due to the blood‐brain barrier, they are mostly inaccessible to traditional chemotherapy. We have recently shown that doxorubicin bound to polysorbate‐coated nanoparticles crossed the intact blood‐brain barrier, thus reaching therapeutic concentrations in the brain. Here, we investigated the therapeutic potential of this formulation of doxorubicin using an animal model created by implantation of 101/8 glioblastoma tumor in rat brains. Groups of 5–8 glioblastoma‐bearing rats (total = 151) were subjected to 3 cycles of 1.5–2.5 mg/kg body weight of doxorubicin in different formulations, including doxorubicin bound to polysorbate‐coated nanoparticles. The animals were analyzed for survival (% median increase of survival time, Kaplan‐Meier). Preliminary histology including immunocytochemistry (glial fibrillary acidic protein, ezrin, proliferation and apoptosis) was also performed. Rats treated with doxorubicin bound to polysorbate‐coated nanoparticles had significantly higher survival times compared with all other groups. Over 20% of the animals in this group showed a long‐term remission. Preliminary histology confirmed lower tumor sizes and lower values for proliferation and apoptosis in this group. All groups of animals treated with polysorbate‐containing formulations also had a slight inflammatory reaction to the tumor. There was no indication of neurotoxicity. Additionally, binding to nanoparticles may reduce the systemic toxicity of doxorubicin. This study showed that therapy with doxorubicin bound to nanoparticles offers a therapeutic potential for the treatment of human glioblastoma. © 2004 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.
    Keywords: Nanoparticles ; Doxorubicin ; Glioblastoma ; Chemotherapy ; Histology
    ISSN: 0020-7136
    E-ISSN: 1097-0215
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  • 7
    Language: English
    In: Journal of Drug Targeting, 01 January 2006, Vol.14(2), pp.97-105
    Description: It was recently shown that doxorubicin (DOX) bound to polysorbate-coated nanoparticles (NP) crossed the intact blood-brain barrier (BBB), and thus reached therapeutic concentrations in the brain. Here, we investigated the biodistribution in...
    Keywords: Blood-Brain Barrier ; Glioblastoma ; Nanoparticles ; Doxorubicin ; Polysorbate 80 ; Pharmacy, Therapeutics, & Pharmacology
    ISSN: 1061-186X
    E-ISSN: 1029-2330
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