Engineering poly(ethylene glycol) particles for improved biodistribution

Jiwei Cui, Robert De Rose, Karen Maria Alt, Sheilajen Alcantara, Brett M Paterson, Kang Liang, Ming Hu, Joseph J Richardson, Yan Yan, Charmaine M Jeffery, Roger I Price, Karlheinz Peter, Christoph Eugen Hagemeyer, Paul Stephen Donnelly, Stephen J Kent, Frank Caruso

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We report the engineering of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel particles using a mesoporous silica (MS) templating method via tuning the PEG molecular weight, particle size, and the presence or absence of the template and investigate the cell association and biodistribution of these particles. An ex vivo assay based on human whole blood that is more sensitive and relevant than traditional cell-line based assays for predicting in vivo circulation behavior is introduced. The association of MS@PEG particles (template present) with granulocytes and monocytes is higher compared with PEG particles (template absent). Increasing the PEG molecular weight (from 10 to 40 kDa) or decreasing the PEG particle size (from 1400 to 150 nm) reduces phagocytic blood cell association of the PEG particles. Mice biodistribution studies show that the PEG particles exhibit extended circulation times (>12 h) compared with the MS@PEG particles and that the retention of smaller PEG particles (150 nm) in blood, when compared with larger PEG particles (>400 nm), is increased at least 4-fold at 12 h after injection. Our findings highlight the influence of unique aspects of polymer hydrogel particles on biological interactions. The reported PEG hydrogel particles represent a new class of polymer carriers with potential biomedical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571 - 1580
Number of pages10
JournalACS Nano
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Cui, Jiwei ; De Rose, Robert ; Alt, Karen Maria ; Alcantara, Sheilajen ; Paterson, Brett M ; Liang, Kang ; Hu, Ming ; Richardson, Joseph J ; Yan, Yan ; Jeffery, Charmaine M ; Price, Roger I ; Peter, Karlheinz ; Hagemeyer, Christoph Eugen ; Donnelly, Paul Stephen ; Kent, Stephen J ; Caruso, Frank. / Engineering poly(ethylene glycol) particles for improved biodistribution. In: ACS Nano. 2015 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 1571 - 1580.
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Engineering poly(ethylene glycol) particles for improved biodistribution. / Cui, Jiwei; De Rose, Robert; Alt, Karen Maria; Alcantara, Sheilajen; Paterson, Brett M; Liang, Kang; Hu, Ming; Richardson, Joseph J; Yan, Yan; Jeffery, Charmaine M; Price, Roger I; Peter, Karlheinz; Hagemeyer, Christoph Eugen; Donnelly, Paul Stephen; Kent, Stephen J; Caruso, Frank.

In: ACS Nano, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2015, p. 1571 - 1580.

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