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L-Diphenylalanine Microtubes As a Potential Drug-Delivery System: Characterization, Release Kinetics, and Cytotoxicity

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Silva, Rondes F. [1] ; Araujo, Daniele R. [1] ; Silva, Emerson R. [1] ; Ando, Romulo A. [2] ; Alves, Wendel A. [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, BR-05513970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Langmuir; v. 29, n. 32, p. 10205-10212, AUG 13 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 71

Microtubes obtained from the self-assembly of L-diphenylalanine (FF-MTs) were evaluated as potential vehicles for drug delivery. The biological marker Rhodamine B (RhB) was chosen as a model drug and conjugated to the peptide arrays during self-organization in the liquid phase. Microscopy and X-ray studies were performed to provide morphological and structural information. The data revealed that the cargo was distributed either in small aggregates at the hydrophobic surface of the FF-MTs or homogeneously embedded in the structure, presumably anchored at polar sites in the matrix. Raman spectroscopy revealed notable shifts of the characteristic RhB resonance peaks, demonstrating the successful conjugation of the fluorophore and peptide assemblies. In vitro assays were conducted in erythrocytes and fibroblast cells. Interestingly, FF-MTs were found to modulate the release of the load. The release of RhB from the FF-MTs followed first-order kinetics with a steady-state profile, demonstrating the potential of these carriers to deliver drugs at constant rates in the body. Cytotoxicity investigations revealed high cell viability up to concentrations of 5 mg mL(-1), demonstrating the low toxicity of the FF-MTs. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/53576-9 - Síntese, caracterização e estudo das propriedades eletrônicas dos nanotubos de peptídeos e óxido de titânio
Beneficiário:Wendel Andrade Alves
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 08/57805-2 - Instituto de Bioanalítica
Beneficiário:Lauro Tatsuo Kubota
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático