Publication Type:

Journal Article


Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, Volume 150, p.242-249 (2017)


2-Methoxyestradiol, Angiogenesis Inhibitors, Animals, Caseins, Drug Carriers, Drug Delivery Systems, estradiol, female, Human umbilical vein endothelial cells, Humans, Lactic acid, male, Mice, Mice, Inbred BALB C, Nanoparticles, Neoplasms, particle size, Polyethylene glycols, polyglycolic acid, Polylactic Acid-Polyglycolic Acid Copolymer, Protein Binding, Rats, Rats, Sprague-Dawley, Surface properties


<p>In the present work, 2-Methoxyestradiol [2ME2] loaded PLGA nanoparticles [NPs] were stabilized with Casein or poly(ethylene glycol) [PEG] and evaluated for its cellular interactions, pharmacokinetics and tumour accumulation. Surface stabilized PLGA nanoparticles prepared through a modified emulsion route possessed similar size, surface charge, drug loading and release characteristics. Particle-cell interactions as well as the anti-angiogenesis activity were similar for both nanoformulations in vitro. However, in vivo pharmacokinetics and tumour accumulation of the drug were substantially improved for the PEGylated nanoformulation. Reduced protein binding was observed for PEG stabilized PLGA NPs. Thus, it was demonstrated that nanoencapsulation of 2-ME2 within PEGylated PLGA nanocarrier could improve its half-life and plasma concentration and thereby increase the tumour accumulation.</p>

Cite this Research Publication

G. J. Pillai, Dr. Bindhu Paul, Shantikumar V Nair, and Dr. Deepthy Menon, “Influence of Surface Passivation of 2-Methoxyestradiol Loaded PLGA Nanoparticles on Cellular Interactions, Pharmacokinetics and Tumour Accumulation”, Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, vol. 150, pp. 242-249, 2017.