Methotrexate-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles: Preparation, characterization and evaluation of its cytotoxic potential against U-343 MGa human neuronal glioblastoma cells

Kranti P. Musmade, Praful B. Deshpande, Prashant B. Musmade, M. Naseer Maliyakkal, A. Ranjith Kumar, M. Sreenivasa Reddy, N. Udupa

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Abstract

Nanoparticles represent one of the attractive alternatives in the effective treatment of cancer chemotherapy. In the present work, formulation and development of a novel methotrexate (MTX)-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles using poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) was carried out. The prepared nanoparticles were evaluated for physicochemical properties such as particle size, zeta potential, release studies, etc and also evaluated for its in vitro cytotoxic potential against U-343 MGa human neuronal glioblastoma cells. Particle size of optimized formulation was < 200 nm. There was a considerable decrease in cell viability and enhancement in cytotoxic activity of MTX-loaded nanoparticles compared to MTX alone when tested against U-343 MGa human neuronal glioblastoma cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-951
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of Materials Science
Volume37
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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