PAMAM-Conjugated Alumina Nanotubes as Novel Noncytotoxic Nanocarriers with Enhanced Drug Loading and Releasing Performances

Cristian H. Campos, Carola F. Díaz, José L. Guzmán, Joel B. Alderete, Cecilia C. Torres, Verónica A. Jiménez

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Alumina nanotubes are surface-conjugated with polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers of the third generation, aimed at obtaining novel nanomaterials for drug delivery applications. The structure and surface properties of PAMAM-conjugated alumina nanotubes (PAMAM-Al2O3NT) are characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, solid state 13C-RMN, transmission electron microscopy, N2 adsorption–desorption isotherms, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), which supported for a 3.0 wt% of PAMAM grafting in the prepared product. The drug loading and releasing properties of PAMAM-Al2O3NT are examined using three model therapeutic compounds, namely, curcumin, methotrexate, and silibinin, showing that PAMAM conjugation enhances the drug loading capacity and drug-adsorbent affinity compared to pristine Al2O3NT systems. Additionally, Alamar Blue cell viability assays reveal that PAMAM-Al2O3NT are not cytotoxic materials over a wide concentration range. These results suggest that PAMAM–Al2O3NT are potential nanostructured vehicles for drug delivery applications. (Figure presented.).

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1712-1722
Número de páginas11
PublicaciónMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volumen217
N.º15
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ago 2016

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  • Física de la materia condensada
  • Química física y teórica
  • Química orgánica
  • Polímeros y plásticos
  • Química de los materiales

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