Immunocolloidal Targeting of the Endocytotic Siglec-7 Receptor Using Peripheral Attachment of Siglec-7 Antibodies to Poly(Lactide-co-Glycolide) Nanoparticles

Christopher J. Scott, Waleed M. Marouf, Derek J. Quinn, Richard J. Buick, Selinda J. Orr, Ryan F. Donnelly, Paul A. McCarron

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Abstract

Purpose: To prepare a nanoparticulate formulation expressing variable peripheral carboxyl density using non-endcapped and endcapped poly(lactide-co-glycolide), conjugated to antibodies recognising the siglec-7 receptor, which is expressed on most acute myeloid leukaemias. The aim is to exploit this receptor as a therapeutic target by constructing an internalising drug-loaded nanoparticle able to
translocate into cytoplasm by siglec receptor-mediated internalisation.

Materials and Methods: Antibodies to the siglec-7 (CD33-like) receptor were conjugated to dye-loaded nanoparticles using carbodiimide chemistry, giving 32.6 mg protein per mg of nanoparticles using 100% of the non-endcapped PLGA. Binding studies using cognate antigen were used to verify preservation of antibody function following conjugation.

Results: Mouse embryonic fibroblasts expressing recombinant siglec-7 receptor and exposed to NileRed-loaded nanoparticles conjugated to antibody accumulated intracellular fluorescence, which was not observed if either antibody or siglec-7 receptor was absent. Confocal microscopy revealed internalised perinuclear cytoplasmic staining, with an Acridine Orange-based analysis showing red staining in localised foci, indicating localisation within acidic endocytic compartments.

Conclusions: Results show antibody-NP constructs are internalised via siglec-7 receptor-mediated internalisation. If loaded with a therapeutic agent, antibody-NP constructs can cross into cytoplasmic
space and delivery drugs intracellularly to cells expressing CD33-like receptors, such as natural killer cells and monocytes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-146
Number of pages12
JournalPharmaceutical Research
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology

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