The inclusion of pH-sensitive components in liposome formulations can allow a more controlled and efficient release in response to low pH typical of some pathological tissues and/or subcellular compartments. On the other hand decorating the surface of liposomes with sugar moieties attributes to lipid vesicles specificity toward lectins, sugar-binding proteins overexpressed in many tumor tissues. A novel multifunctional pH-sensitive glucosylated amphiphile was synthesized and characterized as pure aggregate component and in mixtures with a natural phospholipid. The comparison of the properties of the new glucosylated amphiphile with respect to those of a previously described cationic structural analogue demonstrates that the pH-sensitivity can strongly affect drug release, lipid organization, as well as the exposure of the glucose residues on liposome surface and their ability to interact with Concanavalin A, a plant lectin used as model system.

Glucosylated pH-sensitive liposomes as potential drug delivery systems

GIANSANTI, LUISA;ALTIERI, BARBARA;
2016-01-01

Abstract

The inclusion of pH-sensitive components in liposome formulations can allow a more controlled and efficient release in response to low pH typical of some pathological tissues and/or subcellular compartments. On the other hand decorating the surface of liposomes with sugar moieties attributes to lipid vesicles specificity toward lectins, sugar-binding proteins overexpressed in many tumor tissues. A novel multifunctional pH-sensitive glucosylated amphiphile was synthesized and characterized as pure aggregate component and in mixtures with a natural phospholipid. The comparison of the properties of the new glucosylated amphiphile with respect to those of a previously described cationic structural analogue demonstrates that the pH-sensitivity can strongly affect drug release, lipid organization, as well as the exposure of the glucose residues on liposome surface and their ability to interact with Concanavalin A, a plant lectin used as model system.
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