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Title: A simple desolvation method for production of cationic albumin nanoparticles with improved drug loading and cell uptake
Authors: Sözer, Sümeyra Çiğdem
Özmen Egesoy, Tuğçe
Başol, Merve
Çakan Akdoğan, Gülçin
Akdoğan, Yaşar
Keywords: Cationic albumin nanoparticles
Cell uptake
Drug loading
Salicylic acid
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Editions de Sante
Abstract: The transport protein albumin has been used as a drug nanocarrier for a long time due to its versatility. Albumin is negatively charged at physiological conditions limiting its anionic drug loading capacity. However, loading of anionic drugs in the albumin nanoparticles (NPs), can be facilitated by albumin cationization. Here, we postulate a simple desolvation method for preparation of cationic albumin NPs with improved anionic drug loading. First, bovine serum albumin was cationized with ethylenediamine. Next, salicylic acid (SA) was added to the cationic bovine serum albumin (cBSA) solution prior to the desolvation. Among different desolvating agents tested, acetonitrile allowed the highest nanoparticle formation yield. The SEM analyses showed that the average size of cBSA NPs decreased from ~200 nm to ~100 nm upon SA loading. Moreover, the drug loading capacity of cBSA NPs was found to increase ~2 fold, and drug release was slower compared to BSA NPs. Finally, a significant increase in cellular uptake of cBSA NPs compared to that of native BSA NPs showed the potential for improved drug delivery. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 1773-2247
Appears in Collections:Materials Science and Engineering / Malzeme Bilimi ve Mühendisliği
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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