Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Alginate Nanogel Co-loaded with Gold Nanoparticles and Cisplatin on U87-MG Human Glioblastoma Cells

Author(s): Ali Neshastehriz, Maziar Khateri, Habib Ghaznavi*, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh*

Journal Name: Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents)

Volume 18 , Issue 6 , 2018

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Background and Purpose: It has been well-known both gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and cisplatin are potential radiosensitizers for radiotherapy of cancer. In this in vitro study, we investigated the chemoradiotherapeutic effects of alginate nanogel co-loaded with AuNPs and cisplatin (ACA) on U87-MG human glioblastoma cells.

Methods: Based on the accomplished pilot studies, U87-MG cells were incubated with ACA and cisplatin at 10% inhibitory concentration (IC10) for 4h. Then, the cells were irradiated to different doses of 6MV X-rays (2 and 10 Gy). MTT assay was performed to evaluate the cell survival rate. Apoptosis was determined by flow cytometry using an annexinV–fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide apoptosis detection kit.

Results: The results showed that ACA at the concentration of 4 µg/ml (per cisplatin) and free cisplatin at concentration of 15 μg/ml have the same effects on U87-MG cells (survival rate: 90%). The combination of ACA with radiation resulted in a significant decrease in cell viability (survival rate: 30%). The flow cytometry assay also showed that such a combination therapy induces more apoptosis than necrosis.

Conclusion: It may be concluded that co-delivery of AuNPs and cisplatin with a single nanoplatform like ACA nanocomplex enhances the therapeutic ratio of human glioblastoma radiation therapy.

Keywords: Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, cisplatin, gold nanoparticles, apoptosis, U87-MG human glioblastoma cells.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 30 January, 2018
Page: [882 - 890]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1871520618666180131112914
Price: $65

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