Journal article

Influence of size, surface, cell line, and kinetic properties on the specific binding of A33 antigen-targeted multilayered particles and capsules to colorectal cancer cells

Christina Cortez, Eva Tomaskovic-Crook, Angus PR Johnston, Andrew M Scott, Edouard C Nice, Joan K Heath, Frank Caruso

ACS NANO | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2007


There has been increased interest in the use of polymer capsules formed by the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique as therapeutic carriers to cancer cells due to their versatility and ease of surface modification. We have investigated the influence of size, surface properties, cell line, and kinetic parameters such as dosage (particle concentration) and incubation time on the specific binding of humanized A33 monoclonal antibody (huA33 mAb)-coated LbL particles and capsules to colorectal cancer cells. HuA33 mAb binds to the A33 antigen present on almost all colorectal cancer cells and has demonstrated great promise in clinical trials as an immunotherapeutic agent for cancer therapy. Flow cytometr..

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