Activatable unsaturated liposomes increase lipid peroxide of cell membrane and inhibit tumor growth

Ji jun Fu, Cheng cheng Liu, Gui ning Feng, Song pei Li, Yuan yuan Yu, Ling ran Du, Jian ye Zhang, Yu Zhang, Xue ping Lei, Xiaoyan Dai, Xi yong Yu

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The cancer chemodynamic therapy based on the Fenton reaction has been attracting more and more attention. However, the performance of the Fenton reaction is restricted by the unsuitable physiological pH value and inadequate H2O2 content in the tumor microenvironment (TME). In this study, we proposed a novel method of inducing lipid peroxide (LPO) of the cancer cell membrane, whose performance is not limited by the pH value and H2O2 in the TME. The activatable LPO-inducing liposomes were constructed by encapsulating Fe3+-containing compound ferric ammonium citrate (FC) in the unsaturated soybean phospholipids (SPC). It was found that the FC could be reduced by the overexpressed glutathione (GSH) in the TME and produce iron redox couple. The Fe3+/Fe2+ mediated the peroxidation of the unsaturated SPC and induced the LPO in the cancer cells. Finally, LPO accumulation led to cancer cell death and tumor growth inhibition. Furthermore, the activatable liposomes did not damage healthy tissues because of the low GSH content in normal tissues and the GSH-triggered activation of the nanocarrier. Together, our findings revealed that FC-SPC-lipo displayed excellent anti-tumor performance and its therapeutic effects are less influenced by the TME, compared with the traditional ferroptosis.

期刊Biomaterials Advances
出版狀態Published - 4月 2023


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