Bioinspired Diselenide-Bridged Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Dual-Responsive Protein Delivery


Journal Article

© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim Controlled delivery of protein therapeutics remains a challenge. Here, the inclusion of diselenide-bond-containing organosilica moieties into the framework of silica to fabricate biodegradable mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with oxidative and redox dual-responsiveness is reported. These diselenide-bridged MSNs can encapsulate cytotoxic RNase A into the 8–10 nm internal pores via electrostatic interaction and release the payload via a matrix-degradation controlled mechanism upon exposure to oxidative or redox conditions. After surface cloaking with cancer-cell-derived membrane fragments, these bioinspired RNase A-loaded MSNs exhibit homologous targeting and immune-invasion characteristics inherited from the source cancer cells. The efficient in vitro and in vivo anti-cancer performance, which includes increased blood circulation time and enhanced tumor accumulation along with low toxicity, suggests that these cell-membrane-coated, dual-responsive degradable MSNs represent a promising platform for the delivery of bio-macromolecules such as protein and nucleic acid therapeutics.

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Cited Authors

  • Shao, D; Li, M; Wang, Z; Zheng, X; Lao, YH; Chang, Z; Zhang, F; Lu, M; Yue, J; Hu, H; Yan, H; Chen, L; Dong, WF; Leong, KW

Published Date

  • July 19, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 29

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-4095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0935-9648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/adma.201801198

Citation Source

  • Scopus