Preparation of siRNA encapsulated nanoliposomes suitable for siRNA delivery by simply discontinuous mixing.

In this study, we prepared nanoliposomes encapsulating siRNA by simply discontinuous mixing of lipids in ethanol/ether/water mixture and acidic siRNA solution without use of special equipment. The simple mixing siRNA/liposomal particles (siRNA/SMLs) prepared using ethanol/ether/water (3:1:1) mixture showed 120.4 ± 20.2 nm particle size, 0.174 ± 0.033 polydispersity and 86.5 ± 2.76% siRNA encapsulation rate. In addition, the SMLs almost completely protected the encapsulated siRNA from RNase A digestion. Coupling of anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) Fab' to siRNA/SMLs enhanced EGFR-specific cell penetration of SMLs and induced siRNA dependent gene silencing. Unexpectedly, the Cy5.5-labeled Fab' showed almost no in vivo targeting to the xenografted A549 tumors in SCID-NOD mice. However, multiple injection of the unmodified siRNA/SMLs accumulated in the tumors and induced siRNA-dependent in vivo gene silencing. These results demonstrate that the siRNA/SMLs can be used as a siRNA delivery tool for gene therapy. PMID: 29501600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochim Biophys Acta Source Type: research

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