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EGFR-targeted liposomal nanohybrid cerasomes: theranostic function and immune checkpoint inhibition in a mouse model of colorectal cancer

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Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a major target for the treatment of colorectal cancers (CRCs), and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) is an attractive target for CRC immunotherapy. Herein, we report the synthesis of porphyrin-containing liposomal nanohybrid cerasomes decorated with cetuximab, an anti-EGFR antibody, and conjugated with IRDye800CW and MRI contrast DOTA-Gd, to enable in vivo tumor detection and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Moreover, PD-L1 was added for adjuvant therapy. The antitumor efficacy of PDT combined with PD-L1 immunotherapy was assessed. EGFR-targeted nanoparticles showed the targeted imaging of tumors. EGFR-targeted PDT combined with PD-L1 immunotherapy was more effective against tumor growth than simultaneous albeit nontargeted nanoparticle delivery with laser irradiation plus PD-L1 immunotherapy. Thus, EGFR-targeted nanoparticles exhibited significant potential toward dual-modality imaging-guided precise PDT, combined with immunotherapy.

Graphical abstract: EGFR-targeted liposomal nanohybrid cerasomes: theranostic function and immune checkpoint inhibition in a mouse model of colorectal cancer

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The article was received on 18 Jul 2018, accepted on 19 Jul 2018 and first published on 07 Aug 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05803B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 16738-16749
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    EGFR-targeted liposomal nanohybrid cerasomes: theranostic function and immune checkpoint inhibition in a mouse model of colorectal cancer

    Y. Li, Y. Du, X. Liang, T. Sun, H. Xue, J. Tian and Z. Jin, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 16738
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05803B

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