An Improved DDS Tool with Versatile Cell-targeting Ability
Ohkubo, Yukimasa University of Tokushima
Tamura, Masato University of Tokushima
大倉, 一人 Suzuka University
drug delivery system
Background/Aim: The aim of this study was to develop an improved drug delivery system (DDS) tool with enhanced versatility in the cell-targeting step using as Z-domain, a modified IgG binding domain of protein A from Staphylococcus aureus, as an IgG adapter domain. Materials and Methods: The chimera protein expression system composed of the Z-domain and chimeric cholesterol-dependent cytolysin mutant named His-Z-CDC(ss)IS was constructed in Escherichia coli. His-Z-CDC(ss)IS was purified by Ni-affinity chromatography, and its abilities for controlled pore formation, membrane binding, IgG binding, and target cell-specific delivery of liposomes carrying medicine were investigated. Results and Discussion: His-Z-CDC(ss)IS purified by Ni-affinity chromatography indicated pore-forming activity only under disulfide bond reducing conditions. His-Z-CDC(ss)IS also demonstrated an ability to bind both IgG and cholesterol-embedded liposomes via its Z-domain and domain 4, respectively. Furthermore, anticarcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) IgG-bound His-Z-CDC(ss)IS indicated effective delivery of liposomes carrying drugs to CEA-expressing cells. Conclusion: His-Z-CDC(ss)IS was revealed to be an improved DDS tool with enhanced versatility in cell targeting.
The International Institute of Anticancer Research
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