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TitleBiomimetic synthesis of sericin and silica hybrid colloidosomes for stimuli-responsive anti-cancer drug delivery systems
Author(s)Yang, Y.
Cai, Y.
Sun, Ning
Li, Ruijing
Li, Wenhua
Kundu, Subhas C
Kong, Xiangdong
Yao, J.
Drug delivery
Issue dateMar-2017
JournalColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
CitationYang Y., Cai Y., Li R., Li W., Kundu S. C., Kong X., Yao J. Biomimetic synthesis of sericin and silica hybrid colloidosomes for stimuli-responsive anti-cancer drug delivery systems, Colloids And Surfaces B-biointerfaces, Vol. 151, pp. 102-111, doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.12.013, 2016
Abstract(s)Colloidosomes are becoming popular due to their significant flexibility with respect to microcapsule functionality. This study reports a facile approach for synthesizing silica colloidosomes by using sericin microcapsule as the matrix in an environment-friendly method. The silica colloid arrangement on the sericin microcapsules are orchestrated by altering the reaction parameters. Doxorubicin (DOX), used as a hydrophilic anti-cancer drug model, is encapsulated into the colloidosomes in a mild aqueous solution and becomes stimuli-responsive to different external environments, including pH values, protease, and ionic strength are also observed. Colloidosomes with sub-monolayers, close-packed monolayers, and close-packed multi-layered SiO2 colloid shells can be fabricated under the optimized reaction conditions. A flexible DOX release from colloidosomes can be obtained via modulating the SiO2 colloid layer arrangement and thickness. The close-packed and multi-layered SiO2 colloid shells can best protect the colloidosomes and delay the rapid cargo release. MG-63 cells are killed when doxorubicin is released from the microcapsules due to degradation in the microenvironment of cancer cells. The drug release period is prolonged as SiO2 shell thickness and integrity increase. This work suggests that the hybrid colloidosomes can be effective in a bioactive molecule delivery system.
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