Development of drug-loaded microbubbles for in-vitro applications in cancer cell biology
Coşkun, Sema, author.

Development of drug-loaded microbubbles for in-vitro applications in cancer cell biology

Coşkun, Sema, author.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Coşkun, Sema, author.

Fiziksel Tanımlama
xiii, 84 leaves: color illustraltions.+ 1 computer laser optical disc.

Doxorubicin (DOX) is one of the drugs for cancer therapy. When DOX is used in solution, it affects not only the cancer cells but also the healthy cells. In order to eliminate possible side effects, DOX was encapsulated within liposomes and applied for the cancer therapy. Because the circulation time for liposomes is longer in the body, they accumulate in capillaries, especially at the finger tips and at the toe of the foot called the hand-and-foot syndrome. Here, we proposed to couple the liposomes containing DOX with the microbubbles as the ultrasound contrast agent and deliver the drug to the area of interest. Therefore, DOX was loaded within the liposomes and characterized for their DOX contents. The DOX containing liposomes were conjugated with microbubbles through the avidin-biotin chemistry. It was found that the loaded- DOX content within the liposomes was Langmuir-type. The loaded DOX content increased at lower DOX concentrations and leveled off at higher DOX concentrations. The Langmuir constants can be used in designing DOX loading experiments. The DOX containing liposomes were coupled with the microbubbles and found an optimum of 7.0 for the avidin/biotin mole ratio on the microbubbles. At the optimum avidin/biotin ratio, the conjugated lipo-DOX amount was 3×10-8 μg-DOX/MB. It was concluded that the DOX molecules can be loaded within the liposomes and easily conjugated with the microbubbles and employed in cancer treatments.

Konu Başlığı
Liposomes -- Biotechnology.
Cancer cells.
Drug targeting.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Özdemir, Ekrem,

Tüzel Kişi Ek Girişi
İzmir Institute of Technology. Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

Tek Biçim Eser Adı
Thesis (Master)--İzmir Institute of Technology:Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
İzmir Institute of Technology: Biotechnology and Bioengineering--Thesis (Master).

Elektronik Erişim
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LibraryMateryal TürüDemirbaş NumarasıYer Numarası
IYTE LibraryTezT001584TP248.65.L57 C83 2017