Efficient mixture therapies are urgently wanted to deal with triple-negative breast most cancers (TNBC), which is insensitive to the present remedy regimens. Nevertheless, the synergistic efficiency of conventional small-molecule combos is proscribed primarily attributable to mismatched molar ratios, inconsistent pharmacokinetics, and intratumoral accumulation of particular person medicine. Present nanotechnology gives an unparalleled growth on superior mixture drug supply, particularly ratiometric drug supply in vivo.
Not too long ago, Prof. Liu Xiangrui and Prof. Zhou Tianhua from the Zhejiang College Faculty of Drugs co-published an article entitled “Nanoprodrug ratiometrically integrating autophagy inhibitor and genotoxic agent for remedy of triple-negative breast most cancers” in Biomaterials. This research experiences a glutathione-responsive self-assembled Combo NP ratiometrically co-delivering hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and 7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin (SN38) for synergistic remedy of metastatic TNBC.
In April 2020, an SN38-based antibody-drug conjugate (sacituzumab govitecan) was accredited by FDA for the remedy of metastatic TNBC sufferers. SN38 is a potent topoisomerase I (TOP1) inhibitor, which induces DNA single- or double-strand breaks throughout DNA replication. Rising proof means that autophagy (“self-eating”) performs essential roles in sustaining genomic stability and regulating the DNA restore. The research discovered that the autophagy inhibitor HCQ enhanced tumor cell responded to SN38 by way of impairing DNA harm restore, and obtained the vary of synergistic HCQ/SN38 molar ratios in TNBC cells.
To additional elevate the synergistic impact, they developed a nanoprodrug technique for implementing the ratiometric mixture of SN38 and HCQ. SN38 or HCQ was linked to an amphiphilic polymer by way of a disulfide bond, which can be particularly cleavable below endogenous excessive ranges of GSH in tumor cells to launch mum or dad medicine, thus avoiding indiscriminate launch in regular tissues. The 2 polymeric prodrugs have been ratiometrically co-assembled into nanoparticles Combo NP on the optimized synergistic molar ratio. The Combo NP not solely considerably improves the pharmacokinetics and tumor distribution of each medicine, but in addition achieves the designed ratiometric supply, leading to superior antitumor exercise versus the free drug mixture routine in metastatic TNBC mice.
This research focuses on the rationale and synergistic mechanisms investigation of a genotoxic agent (SN38) and an autophagy inhibitor (HCQ), in parallel, and supplies a polymeric prodrug-based co-delivery paradigm to beat the drawbacks of conventional small-molecule drug combos, thereby yielding enhanced anti-tumor efficiency for TBNC remedy.
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Huifang Wang et al, Nanoprodrug ratiometrically integrating autophagy inhibitor and genotoxic agent for remedy of triple-negative breast most cancers, Biomaterials (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2022.121458
Group experiences on ratiometrically designed nanoprodrug for triple-negative breast most cancers remedy (2022, April 12)
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