n/a
Abstract Title:

Melittin-encapsulating peptide hydrogels for enhanced delivery of impermeable anticancer peptides.

Abstract Source:

Biomater Sci. 2020 Aug 11 ;8(16):4559-4569. PMID: 32672773

Abstract Author(s):

Jue-Ping Feng, Ru Zhu, Fagang Jiang, Jie Xie, Chang Gao, Min Li, Honglin Jin, Dehao Fu

Article Affiliation:

Jue-Ping Feng

Abstract:

Anticancer peptides (ACPs) have gained significant attention in the past few years. Most ACPs only act toward intracellular targets. However, their low membrane penetrability often limits their anticancer efficacy. Here we developed a novel melittin-RADA28 (MR) hydrogel, composed of RADA28 and melittin, through a peptide fusion method in order to promote the membrane permeability of tumor cells with the membrane-disrupting ability of melittin. As a proof of concept, we loaded the MR hydrogel with a therapeutic peptide, KLA (KLAKLAKKLAKLAK), to show the enhanced delivery efficiency of the hydrogel. Our results demonstrated that the formed melittin-RADA28-KLA peptide (MRP) hydrogel has a nanofiber structure, sustained release profile, and attenuated hemolysis effects. Compared with free KLA, the MRP hydrogel markedly increased the cellular accumulation of KLA, produced the highest ratio of the depolarized mitochondrial membrane, and decreased cell viability in vitro. Following peritumoral injection, the MRP hydrogel treatment suppressed CT26 tumor growth by more than 85%, compared to controls. In summary, we provide a facile and efficient strategy to enhance the delivery of impermeable peptides to improve their therapeutic efficiency.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Antiproliferative : CK(6801) : AC(5032)

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.