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Title: The targeting ability of fluorescent quantum dots to the folate receptor rich tumors
Authors: Mangeolle, T.
Yakavets, I.
Lequeux, N.
Pons, T.
Bezdetnaya, L.
Marchal, F.
Keywords: ЭБ БГУ::ЕСТЕСТВЕННЫЕ И ТОЧНЫЕ НАУКИ
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy – 2019. – Vol. 26. – P.150-156.
Abstract: Background:Quantum dots (QDs) bring new insights in cancer theranostics. Exceptional brightness together with the simple possibility to modify surface with targeting molecules make QDs attractive agents in fluorescence guided surgery and photodynamic therapy. Currently, many targeted QDs have been developed for theranostic purpose. However, their targeting ability was tested mainly in two dimensional monolayer tumor cell models, while our study includes 3D tumor model reflecting the specificity of in vivo tumor environment. Methods: Core/multilayer shell CdSe/CdS/ZnS QDs were conjugated with folic acid (FA) and characterized spectroscopically. Cytotoxicity of QDs on KB and A549 cells lines were evaluated using the MTT assay. Cellular uptake of QDs was assessed by epifluorescent microscopy. To study the distribution of QDs in tumor tissue, KB spheroids were prepared by means of the liquid overlay technique and then frozen cut of spheroids treated with QDs were imaged by epifluorescence microscopy. Results: We confirmed the specificity of QD-FA for the folic acid receptor positive KB cells. In 3D tumor spheroid model we demonstrated uptake enhancement of QD-FA compared with non-targeted QD. It was demonstrated that penetration profiles were similar for both QDs with penetration depth never exceeding 100 μm. Conclusions: We have demonstrated the effectiveness of FA conjugated QDs to target tumor spheroids thus confirming the crucial role of FRα receptor as a target. Further improvement of QD-FA targeting ability could be performed using dual targeting different targeting agents, such as FA and cyclic RGD.
URI: http://elib.bsu.by/handle/123456789/235124
DOI: 10.1016/j.pdpdt.2019.03.010
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