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They have gained remarkable interest during the past decades and some of them have undergone clinical tests[ 2337 ]. They are intrinsically biocompatible, biodegradable and non-immunogenic.
The natural surface can protect encapsulated cargos from inactivation with a remarkably prolonged and controllable lifespan in comparison to the synthetic carriers.
These make them a valuable systemic drug release platform[ 38 ]. Several approaches have been developed to load agents in RBCs or attach them onto the outer surfaces by either chemical or physical methods Figure 1. The agents can then diffuse into the cells.
This method has been used in the encapsulation of enzymes, nucleic acid and anionic drugs such as diclofenac sodium [ 40 - 42 ]. However, this method may disrupt the cell membrane and result in a partial and irreversible deterioration of the structural integrity[ 43 ]. Phosphatidylserine PSa signal to mononuclear-phagocyte system for uptake, was found to be externalized after electroporation treatment[ 41 ].
This would result in the reticuloendothelial system RES phagocytosis and greatly shorten the blood circulation time. According to the fabrication procedures, the methods are divided into hypotonic dilution, hypotonic pre-swelling, osmotic pulse, hypotonic hemolysis and the most often used hypotonic dialysis[ 2223 ].
Although the details of the methods may vary, they are all based on the principle that RBCs swell in hypotonic solution followed by the formation of pores with diameter range from 10 to nm.
The increase in membrane permeability allows soluble agents to diffuse into cells driven by the concentration gradient. Then the pores are resealed under an isotonic condition to form drug-loaded RBCs.
Hemoglobin-free red blood cells can also be prepared by this method[ 49 ]. Incubation time, pH value, temperature and cargo concentration could all affect the encapsulation efficiency EE in RBCs[ 22 ].
If even light drinking can cause cancer, why don’t doctors warn their patients about it? Tobacco smoking is one of the strongest risk factors not only for lung cancer but also for cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Acetaldehyde has been shown to dissolve into the saliva during smoking and to be a local carcinogen in the human upper digestive tract. Cysteine can bind to. Abstract. Natural cells have been explored as drug carriers for a long period. They have received growing interest as a promising drug delivery system (DDS) until recently along with the development of biology and medical science.
Compared with negatively charged groups citrate, thioglycolic acid and 4-mercaptobenzoic acidamine groups 6-thioguanine2-mercaptoethanol or 1-propanthiol surface modifications are more effective to induce the incorporation of Au NPs into the RBCs. Similar to electroporation, osmosis-based methods may also cause the disruption of cell membrane with some unrecoverable structure damage in different degrees.
The loss of important cellular constituents such as hemoglobin and cytoskeleton via the pore is another fact that cannot be ignored as the physiological functions and the structural integrity of RBCs may have been impaired. This may increase the opportunity of being recognized and cleared by the human body[ 43 ].
Figure 1 Schematic illustration of drug loading methods for RBC. Click on the image to enlarge. Some membrane active drugs, such as primaquine, hydrocortisone, vinblastine and chlorpromazine, can be encapsulated in RBCs by incubation directly[ 22 ]. This cellular hitchhiking strategy significantly improved the blood pharmacokinetics of the NPs and opened a new horizon for applications[ 50 - 53 ].
Recently, a simple membrane painting method was used to load targeting or therapeutic ligands onto the RBC surface[ 54 - 58 ]. As a result, IgG was retained in RBCs with maximum membrane retention and long-circulation property in vivo.
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