CXCR4-Targeted Nanocarriers for Triple Negative Breast Cancers

Asish C. Misra, Kathryn E. Luker, Hakan Durmaz, Gary D. Luker, Joerg Lahann

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CXCR4 is a cell membrane receptor that is overexpressed in triple-negative breast cancers and implicated in growth and metastasis of this disease. Using electrohydrodynamic cojetting, we prepared multicompartmental drug delivery carriers for CXCR4 targeting. The particles are comprised of a novel poly(lactide-co-glycolide) derivative that allows for straightforward immobilization of 1,1′-[1,4-phenylenebis(methylene)]bis[1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane] (Plerixafor), a small molecule with affinity for CXCR4. Targeted nanocarriers are selectively taken up by CXCR4-expressing cells and effectively block CXCR4 signaling. This study suggests that CXCR4 may be an effective target for nanocarrier-based therapies. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2412-2417
Number of pages6
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 10 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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