Paclitaxel (PTX) was loaded into synthetic pH/T-sensitive block copolymer (OSM-PCLA-PEG-PCLA-OSM) solution with various concentrations. The phase diagram of PTX-loaded block copolymer solution shifted to lower temperature region compared to net block copolymer because of the salting-out effect of PTX. Release profiles of PTX showed sustained manner regardless of loading amount of PTX. To evaluate anti-tumor effect of PTX-loaded block copolymer, solutions were injected subcutaneously to tumor-bearing mice and TUNEL assay examined. PTX-loaded block copolymer hydrogel for in vivo use showed good anti-tumor effect for 2 weeks and induced strong apoptosis in tumor tissue. Therefore, we conclude OSM-PCLA-PEG-PCLA-OSM block copolymer as an effective injectable carrier of PTX.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Pharmaceutics|
|State||Published - 22 Feb 2007|
- In vivo anti-tumor effect
- Injectable hydrogel
- pH/T-sensitive block copolymer hydrogel
- TUNEL assay