Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10216/103083
Author(s): Carmo Pereira, M.
Ramalho, M.J.
Loureiro, J.A.
Manuela F Frasco
Coelho, M.A.N.
Title: PLGA nanoparticles as a platform for vitamin D-based cancer therapy
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles were studied as drug delivery vehicles for calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D-3. In vitro effects of calcitriol encapsulated in PLGA nanoparticles were evaluated with respect to free calcitriol on human pancreatic cell lines, S2-013 and hTERT-HPNE, and the lung cancer cell line A549. Encapsulated calcitriol retained its biological activity, reducing the cell growth. Cytotoxicity assays demonstrated that encapsulation of calcitriol enhanced its inhibitory effect on cell growth at a concentration of 2.4 mu M for the S2-013 cells (91%) and for A549 cells (70%) comparared to the free calcitriol results. At this concentration the inhibitory effect on nontumor cells (hTERT-HPNE) decreased to 65%. This study highlights the ability of PLGA nanoparticles to deliver vitamin D-3 into cancer cells, with major effects regarding cancer cell cycle arrest and major changes in the cell morphological features.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias, Ciências médicas e da saúde
Health sciences, Technological sciences, Engineering and technology, Medical and Health sciences
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10216/103083
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Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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