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Exploring the Promising Potential of High Permeation Vesicle-Mediated Localized Transdermal Delivery of Docetaxel in Breast Cancer To Overcome the Limitations of Systemic Chemotherapy.


  • 影响因子:4.70
  • DOI:10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00211
  • 作者列表:"Bathara M","Date T","Chaudhari D","Ghadi R","Kuche K","Jain S
  • 发表时间:2020-06-16

:The currently available systemic chemotherapy for treating breast cancer often results in serious systemic side effects and compromises patient compliance. The distinct anatomical features of human breasts (e.g., embryological origin of breast skin, highly developed internal lymphatic and venous circulation, and the presence of mammary fat layers) help in preferential accumulation of drugs into breasts after topical application on breast region. This unique feature is termed as localized transdermal delivery which could be utilized for effectively delivering anticancer agents to treat breast cancer and reducing the systemic side effects by limiting their presence in blood. However, the clinical effectiveness of this drug delivery approach is highly limited by barrier properties of skin reducing the permeation of anticancer drugs. In the present work, we have developed high permeation vesicles (HPVs) using phospholipids and synergistic combination of permeation enhancers (SCOPE) to improve the skin permeation of drugs. Docetaxel (DTX) was used as a model drug for hypothesis testing. The optimized SCOPE mixture composed of sodium oleate/sodium lauryl ether sulfate/propylene glycol in 64:16:20% w/w ratio. DTX HPVs were prepared using phospholipid: SCOPE, 8:2% w/w ratio. DTX HPVs exhibited as a uniform deformable vesicles with size range 124.2 ± 7.6 nm, significantly improved skin permeation profile, and sustained drug release until 48 h. Superior vesicle deformability, better vesicle membrane fluidization, and SCOPE mediated enhancement in skin fluidization were the prime factors behind enhancement of DTX permeation. The improved cellular uptake, reduced IC50 values, and higher apoptotic index of DTX HPVs in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells ensured the therapeutic effectiveness of HPV based therapy. Also, HPVs were found to be predominantly internalized inside cells through clathrin and caveolae-dependent endocytic pathways. Bioimaging analysis in mice confirmed the tumor penetration potential and effective accumulation of HPVs inside tumors after topical application. In vivo studies were carried out in comparison with marketed intravenous DTX injection (Taxotere) to compare the effectiveness of topical chemotherapy. The topical application of DTX HPV gel in tumor bearing mice resulted in nearly 4-fold tumor volume reduction which was equivalent to intravenous Taxotere therapy. Toxicity analysis of DTX HPV gel in comparison with intravenous Taxotere dosing showcased remarkably lower levels of toxicity biomarkers (aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and creatinine), indicating improved safety of topical chemotherapy. Overall results warranted the effectiveness of topical DTX chemotherapy to reduce tumor burden with substantially reduced risk of systemic toxicities in breast cancer.


: 目前可用的治疗乳腺癌的全身化疗往往会导致严重的全身副作用,损害患者的依从性。人乳房的鲜明解剖特征 (e.g.,乳房皮肤的胚胎学起源,高度发达的内部淋巴和静脉循环,以及乳腺脂肪层的存在) 有助于在乳房区域局部应用后药物优先积累到乳房中。这种独特的特征被称为局部透皮给药,可用于有效递送抗癌药物治疗乳腺癌,并通过限制其在血液中的存在来减少全身副作用。然而,这种给药方法的临床有效性受到皮肤屏障特性降低抗癌药物渗透的高度限制。在目前的工作中,我们利用磷脂和渗透促进剂 (SCOPE) 的协同组合开发了高渗透囊泡 (HPVs),以改善药物的皮肤渗透。采用多西他赛 (DTX) 作为模型药物进行假设检验。由油酸钠/月桂基醚硫酸钠/丙二醇组成的优化范围混合物,比例为 64:16:20% w/w。使用磷脂: 范围,8:2% w/w 比例制备 DTX HPVs。DTX HPVs 表现为大小范围为 124.2 ± 7.6 nm 的均匀可变形囊泡,显著改善了皮肤渗透特征,药物释放持续至 48 h。优越的囊泡变形性、较好的囊泡膜流态化和范围介导的皮肤流态化增强是 DTX 渗透增强的主要因素。MCF-7 和 MDA-MB-231 细胞中 DTX HPVs 的细胞摄取改善,IC50 值降低,凋亡指数升高,保证了 HPV 治疗的有效性。同样,发现 HPVs 主要通过网格蛋白和 caveolae 依赖性内吞途径内化在细胞内。小鼠的生物成像分析证实了局部应用后肿瘤的穿透潜力和 HPVs 在肿瘤内部的有效积累。与市售静脉注射 DTX 注射液 (泰索帝) 进行体内研究,比较局部化疗的有效性。荷瘤小鼠局部应用 DTX HPV 凝胶,肿瘤体积缩小近 4 倍,相当于静脉注射泰索帝治疗。DTX HPV 凝胶的毒性分析与静脉注射泰索帝相比,毒性生物标志物 (天冬氨酸转氨酶 (AST) 、丙氨酸转氨酶 (ALT) 、血尿素氮 (BUN) 水平显著降低,和肌酐),表明局部化疗的安全性提高。总体结果证明了局部 DTX 化疗的有效性,以减少肿瘤负荷,大幅降低乳腺癌全身毒性的风险。



作者列表:["Singh N","Shaik FA","Myal Y","Chelikani P"]

METHODS::The emerging significance of the bitter taste receptors (T2Rs) role in the extraoral tissues alludes to their potential role in many pathophysiological conditions. The dysregulation of T2R expression and function in disease conditions has now been demonstrated in airways diseases, neurological disorders, and in some cancers. However, the role of T2Rs in the pathophysiology of breast cancer is unexplored thus far. Previously, we demonstrated differential expression of the 25 T2Rs in breast cancer (BC) cells. Based on our previous findings we selected two T2Rs, T2R4 and T2R14 for this work. The objective of the current study is to investigate the expression of T2R4 and T2R14 in BC clinical samples and to examine their physiological role using highly metastatic BC and non-cancerous cell lines. Using approaches, which involve receptor knockdown, pharmacological activation and biochemical assays we report that (i) T2R4 and T2R14 expression patterns are dissimilar, with decreased levels of T2R4 and increased levels of T2R14 in BC clinical samples compared to non-cancerous controls. (ii) Activation of T2Rs with their respective agonist elicited physiological responses in metastatic breast cancer cells, and no responses were seen in non-tumorigenic breast epithelial cells. (iii) Agonist activation of T2Rs (irrespective of T2R subtype) induced anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, and anti-migratory responses in highly metastatic breast cancer cells. Taken together, our findings demonstrate that the chemosensory T2R signaling network is involved in evoking physiological responses in the metastatic breast cancer cell line.

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来源期刊:Bioscience reports
作者列表:["Chen X","Theobard R","Zhang J","Dai X"]

METHODS::RAD50 is commonly depleted in basal-like breast cancer with concomitant absence of INPP4B and several tumor suppressors such as BRCA1 and TP53. Our previous study revealed that INPP4B and RAD50 interact and such an interaction is associated with breast cancer survival at the transcriptional, translational and genomic levels. In the present study, we explored single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of these two genes that have synergistic effects on breast cancer survival to decipher mechanisms driving their interactions at the genetic level. The Cox's proportional hazards model was used to test whether SNPs of these two genes are interactively associated with breast cancer survival, following expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) analysis and functional investigations. Our study revealed two disease-associating blocks, each encompassing five and two non-linkage disequilibrium linked SNPs of INPP4B and RAD50, respectively. Concomitant presence of any rare homozygote from each disease-associating block is synergistically prognostic of poor breast cancer survival. Such synergy is mediated via bypassing pathways controlling cell proliferation and DNA damage repair, which are represented by INPP4B and RAD50. Our study provided genetic evidence of interactions between INPP4B and RAD50, and deepened our understandings on the orchestrated genetic machinery governing tumor progression.

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来源期刊:BMC cancer
作者列表:["Soliman H","Shah V","Srkalovic G","Mahtani R","Levine E","Mavromatis B","Srinivasiah J","Kassar M","Gabordi R","Qamar R","Untch S","Kling HM","Treece T","Audeh W"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND:Increased usage of genomic risk assessment assays suggests increased reliance on data provided by these assays to guide therapy decisions. The current study aimed to assess the change in treatment decision and physician confidence based on the 70-gene risk of recurrence signature (70-GS, MammaPrint) and the 80-gene molecular subtype signature (80-GS, BluePrint) in early stage breast cancer patients. METHODS:IMPACt, a prospective, case-only study, enrolled 452 patients between November 2015 and August 2017. The primary objective population included 358 patients with stage I-II, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The recommended treatment plan and physician confidence were captured before and after receiving results for 70-GS and 80-GS. Treatment was started after obtaining results. The distribution of 70-GS High Risk (HR) and Low Risk (LR) patients was evaluated, in addition to the distribution of 80-GS compared to IHC status. RESULTS:The 70-GS classified 62.5% (n = 224/358) of patients as LR and 37.5% (n = 134/358) as HR. Treatment decisions were changed for 24.0% (n = 86/358) of patients after receiving 70-GS and 80-GS results. Of the LR patients initially prescribed CT, 71.0% (44/62) had CT removed from their treatment recommendation. Of the HR patients not initially prescribed CT, 65.1% (41/63) had CT added. After receiving 70-GS results, CT was included in 83.6% (n = 112/134) of 70-GS HR patient treatment plans, and 91.5% (n = 205/224) of 70-GS LR patient treatment plans did not include CT. For patients who disagreed with the treatment recommended by their physicians, most (94.1%, n = 16/17) elected not to receive CT when it was recommended. For patients whose physician-recommended treatment plan was discordant with 70-GS results, discordance was significantly associated with age and lymph node status. CONCLUSIONS:The IMPACt trial showed that treatment plans were 88.5% (n = 317/358) in agreement with 70-GS results, indicating that physicians make treatment decisions in clinical practice based on the 70-GS result. In clinically high risk, 70-GS Low Risk patients, there was a 60.0% reduction in treatment recommendations that include CT. Additionally, physicians reported having greater confidence in treatment decisions for their patients in 72% (n = 258/358) of cases after receiving 70-GS results. TRIAL REGISTRATION:"Measuring the Impact of MammaPrint on Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients: A Prospective Registry" (NCT02670577) retrospectively registered on Jan 27, 2016.

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