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Surface-activated fibre-like SBA-15 as drug carriers for bone diseases

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posted on 2019-01-07, 10:23 authored by Magdalena Prokopowicz, Jacek Zeglinski, Adrian Szewczyk, Adrianna Skwira, Gavin M. Walker
Here, we report an inorganic hexagonally ordered mesoporous fibre-like carrier made of silica as an effective drug delivery system with mineralisation potential. Fibre-like SBA-15 has been modified by employing a simple surface activation (rehydroxylation) procedure. The surface-rehydroxylated fibre-like SBA-15 (SBA-15-R) was used to investigate the possible mechanism of hydroxyapatite (HA) nucleation and deposition onto silica’s surface after immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF). Amorphous calcium phosphate, Cadeficient HA and bone-like HA deposits were observed on SBA-15-R surface consecutively after 7, 14 and 21 days of immersion in SBF. Accordingly, our low-angle XRD, STEM and N2 adsorption/desorption results indicated that deposited ions were mostly located at the silica’s surface and could modify the size of the mesopores. The SBA-15-R was studied in vitro as the potential bioactive drug delivery system using doxorubicin (DOX) as a model water-soluble and anticancer drug. The adsorbed DOX molecules were mostly located at the pore walls and pore openings, likely together with the silanol groups. The DOX release was diffusioncontrolled and relatively slower in SBF (pH = 7.4) than in phosphate-buffered solution (pH = 5.0), most probably due to both the stronger electrostatic interactions occurring between the DOX and the SBA-15-R and the simultaneous deposition of calcium and phosphates ions from SBF.

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Nonparametric data analysis in statistical science

Australian Research Council

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AAPS PharmSciTech;20:17

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Springer

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peer-reviewed

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Polish National Centre for Science

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English

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