Author(s) Yazdani, P.; Mansouri, E.; Eyvazi, S.; Yousefi, V.; Kahroba, H.; Hejazi, M.Saeid; Mesbahi, A.; Tarhriz, V.; Abolghasemi, M.Mahdi
Journal Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol
Date Published 2019 Dec

Gene and drug delivery systems need crucial update in the issue of nanocarriers. Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are known as biocompatible inorganic lamellar nanomaterials with versatile properties. In the present study, Zn/Al-LDH nanoparticle was synthesized and characterized by FTIR, XRD, SEM, TEM and Zeta potential tests and then intercalated with valproate and methyldopa by co-precipitation and ion exchange methods. These nanocarriers were applied as high activity nanolayers-based delivery systems. On the other hand, Zn/Al-LDH + plasmid/gene (pCEP4/Cdk9) evaluated on C2C12 myoblast cells. Co-operation loading indicated high efficiency of sorting and release of drugs. Additionally, the Real-Time PCR and Western blotting results for plasmid-gene (pCEP4/Cdk9) delivery showed that Zn/Al-LDH nanoparticles can be used as an effective carrier in cellular uptake and release of genes for gene therapy. Easy and cost-effective production of Zn/Al-LDH nanoparticles proposed them as potential alternatives for the traditional routs of drug/gene delivery.

DOI 10.1080/21691401.2018.1559182
Keywords Animals; Drug Carriers; Gene Transfer Techniques; Hydroxides; Mice; Myoblasts; Nanoparticles; Pentamidine; Plasmids; Polyesters
ISSN 2169-141X
Citation Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol. 2019;47(1):436442.

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