CD44 conjugated liposomes for molecular imaging and herapeutic application in hepatocellular carcinoma
Journal of Cell Science & Therapy

Journal of Cell Science & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7013

CD44 conjugated liposomes for molecular imaging and herapeutic application in hepatocellular carcinoma

International Conference & Exhibition on Cell Science & Stem Cell Research

29 Nov - 1 Dec 2011 Philadelphia Airport Marriott, USA

Zongjin Li

Accepted Abstracts: J Cell Sci Ther

Abstract :

Conventional therapies target rapidly proliferating non-tumorigenic cells, spare the relatively quiescent cancer stem cells (CSCs) and the CSCs will remain viable aft er therapy and re-establish the tumor. Th us developing therapeutic strategies to target cancer stem cells to prevent tumor recurrence will be vital for cancer therapy. Here, we developed a new strategy which targets on CSCs by anti-CD44 antibody mediated nanoparticles delivery system loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) or the suicide gene-herpes simplex virus truncated thymidine kinase (TTK), which was fused with renilla luciferase (RL) and RFP (RL-RFP-TTK). Th e in situ liver cancer model was established by injection of 1.010 5 HepG2 cells, which carry a reporter system encoding the genes of fi refl y luciferase and GFP into the liver of NOD/SCID mice. Th e mice were subsequently treated with ganciclovir (GCV). Th en the growth status of tumor was monitored by the optical bioluminescence imaging of fi refl y luciferase and the specifi c targeting of the nanoparticles was tracked by imaging of renilla luciferase. Anti-CD44 antibody mediated nanoparticles loaded with Dox or TTK could specifi cally target the CSCs of HCC, and thereaft er were endocytosed by the plasma membrane to transport Dox or the triple fusion (RL-RFP-TTK) into the cells, resulted in the apoptosis of the targeted cells. Taken together, our study demonstrated a novel therapeutic strategy by targeted CSCs of HCC, we also developed a useful multimodality imaging techniques to monitor HepG2 cells? fate in vivo and assessed the targeted effi cacy of the nanoparticles.

Biography :

Zongjin Li has completed his Ph.D from Peking Union Medical College and postdoctoral studies from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the director of Department of Pathophysiology, and his research focus on molecular imaging and stem cell therapy. He has published more than 27 papers in reputed journals