标题：Precise ratiometric loading of PTX and DOX based on redox-sensitive mixed micelles for cancer therapy
作者：Zhao, Dujuan; Wu, Jilian; Li, Chuanxiang; Zhang, Huiyuan; Li, Zhonghao; Luan, Yuxia
作者机构：[Zhao, Dujuan; Wu, Jilian; Zhang, Huiyuan; Luan, Yuxia] Shandong Univ, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, 44 West Wenhua Rd, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China. 更多
通讯作者地址：[Luan, YX]Shandong Univ, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, 44 West Wenhua Rd, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES
关键词：Co-delivery; Polymer-drug conjugate; Redox-sensitive; Mixed micelle;; Cancer therapy
摘要：PTX and DOX have different anticancer mechanisms. The combination of the two anticancer drugs could synergically enhance their anticancer effect, but simultaneously accompanied by severe side effects. In the present study, we constructed a mixed micelle system based on redox-sensitive mPEG-SS-PTX and mPEG-SS-DOX conjugate. The drug delivery system has a fixed and high drug loading content of 24.2% (PTX similar to 14.8% and DOX similar to 9.4%) with a precise ratio of PTX and DOX to realize the synchronized and controlled release. The mixed micelle has an average size of 93.3 nm with a narrow distribution, suitable for passive targeting to tumor tissues by the EPR effect. In vitro release profile and in vitro anticancer results show the mixed micelles have obvious redox-sensitive release properties in reducing environment and have a significant cytotoxicity to A549 and B16 cells. Importantly, in vivo study shows the mixed micelles have no obvious side effect on mice compared to free PTX/DOX samples during the treatment. Therefore, the constructed redox-sensitive mixed micelle is a promising drug delivery system for cancer therapy. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.