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Folic acid-conjugated magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with quercetin: a theranostic approach for cancer management

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The development of drug carriers based on nanomaterials that can selectively carry chemotherapeutic agents to cancer cells has become a major focus in biomedical research. A novel pH-sensitive multifunctional envelope-type mesoporous silica nanoparticle (SBA-15) was fabricated for targeted drug delivery to human colorectal carcinoma cells (HCT-116). SBA-15 was functionalized with folic acid (FA), and the material was loaded with the water-insoluble flavonoid, quercetin (QN). Additionally, acid-labile magnetite Fe3O4 nanoparticles were embedded over the FA-functionalized QN-loaded monodisperse SBA-15 to prepare the highly orchestrated material FA-FE-SBA15QN. The in vitro and in vivo anti-carcinogenic efficacy of FA-FE-SBA15QN was carried out to explore the pH-sensitive QN release with putative mechanistic aspects. FA-FE-SBA15QN caused a marked tumor suppression, and triggered mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis through a redox-regulated cellular signaling system. Furthermore, FA-IO-SBA-15-QN initiated the c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK)-guided H2AX phosphorylation, which relayed the downstream apoptotic signal to the phosphorylate tumor suppressor protein, p53. On the other hand, the selective inhibition of heat shock protein-27 (HSP-27) by FA-FE-SBA15QN augmented the apoptotic fate through JNK/H2AX/p53 axis. The in vitro and in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have indicated the theranostic perspective of the composite. Thus, the result suggested that the newly synthesized FA-FE-SBA15QN could be used as a promising chemo theranostic material for the management of carcinoma.

Graphical abstract: Folic acid-conjugated magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with quercetin: a theranostic approach for cancer management

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Submitted
21 Jan 2020
Accepted
01 Jun 2020
First published
17 Jun 2020

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2020,10, 23148-23164
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Folic acid-conjugated magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with quercetin: a theranostic approach for cancer management

S. Mishra, K. Manna, U. Kayal, M. Saha, S. Chatterjee, D. Chandra, M. Hara, S. Datta, A. Bhaumik and K. Das Saha, RSC Adv., 2020, 10, 23148
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA00664E

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