The use of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) is a promising route for the delivery of platinum complexes aimed to anticancer activity. This paper describes the production and characterization of SLN suitable for the loading of Pt complexes containing the biocompatible phosphine 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) as neutral ligand. After a screening of several lipidic phases, stearic acid-based SLN were identified as the most appropriate for the purpose. They were produced by emulsion-dilution method and then characterized in terms of dimension, polydispersity, time stability, pH balance and morphological aspect. Stearic acid SLN are designed as a system able to coordinate to platinum, acting as anionic carboxylic ligands, replacing the base carbonate of the Pt synthon [PtCO3(DMSO)2], where also DMSO can subsequently be substituted by phosphoric ligands, namely PTA. SLN functionalised with Pt-PTA were produced and characterized by this synthetic route. The toxicity of plain SLN and the antiproliferative effect of SLN functionalised with Pt-PTA were evaluated on two human cancer cell lines K562 and A2780. The results indicate that SLN can be exploited as a delivery system for Pt complexes with potential anticancer activity.
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|Titolo:||Solid lipid nanoparticles for the delivery of 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) platinum (ii) carboxylates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|