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Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2016 Aug 1;65:331-7. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.04.044. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

Curcumin loaded gum arabic aldehyde-gelatin nanogels for breast cancer therapy.

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1
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695 547, India. Electronic address: sarikapaithal@gmail.com.
2
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695 547, India. Electronic address: nirmala@iist.ac.in.

Abstract

Curcumin, a widely studied hydrophobic polyphenol with anticancer potential is loaded in gum arabic aldehyde-gelatin (GA Ald-Gel) nanogels to improve its bioavailability and therapeutic efficacy towards cancer cells. Physicochemical properties of the curcumin loaded GA Ald-Gel nanogels are investigated by different techniques including dynamic light scattering (DLS), NMR spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). These nanogels exhibit hydrodynamic diameter of 452±8nm with a zeta potential of -27mV. The nanogels possess an encapsulation efficiency of 65±3%. Potential of the nanogels for controlled release of curcumin is illustrated by in vitro drug release studies. Hemocompatibility and cytocompatibility of the drug loaded nanogels are evaluated. In vitro cytotoxicity of the bare and curcumin loaded nanogels are analyzed by MTT assay towards MCF-7 cells. The results manifest that curcumin loaded nanogels induce toxicity in MCF-7 cells. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) studies indicate in vitro cellular uptake of the nanogels in MCF-7 cells. All these results prove the suitability of the curcumin loaded GA Ald-Gel nanogels for cancer therapy.

KEYWORDS:

Curcumin; Drug delivery; Gelatin; Gum arabic; Nanogels

PMID:
27157759
DOI:
10.1016/j.msec.2016.04.044
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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