Magnetic Porous Silica-lipid Bilayer Hybrid Carriers for Target Delivery of Curcumin
Keywords:spherical mesoporous silica, curcumin, lipid coating
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles with embedded magnetic particles and sizes around 80 nm were prepared. Curcumin loading in mesoporous silica was realized by a post-synthesis impregnation procedure. The loaded particles were additionally modified by surface coating with a phospholipid bilayer of a thickness of around 5 nm changing the surface charge of the carrier from negative to positive, which enables the efficient attachment to cells, increasing the probability of cellular uptake. The non-loaded, curcumin loaded and their surface-coated counterparts were characterized by XRD, N2 physisorption, thermal analysis, TEM, and ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. Release experiments were performed and demonstrated that the phospholipid coating contributed greatly a sustained drug release to be achieved. A comparative study on the antiproliferative effect of curcumin loaded into the mesoporous carrier and lipid-coated vs. free drug was performed on a panel of three human cell lines. On the basis of the obtained results, it can be concluded that obtained hybrid magnetic silica-lipid particles are promising carriers of curcumin.
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