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Oral delivery of anti-MDM2 inhibitor SP141-loaded FcRn-targeted nanoparticles to treat breast cancer and metastasis

Qin, Jiang-Jiang, Wang, Wei, Sarkar, Sushanta, Zhang, Ruiwen
Journal of Controlled Release 2016 v.237 pp. 101-114
antineoplastic activity, antineoplastic agents, bioavailability, blood circulation, breast neoplasms, clinical trials, epithelium, ethylene glycol, immunoglobulin G, metastasis, mice, models, nanoparticles, oncogenes, permeability, physiological transport, therapeutics, toxicity
We have recently discovered a specific Murine Double Minute 2 (MDM2) oncogene inhibitor, called SP141, which exerts potent anticancer activity in various breast cancer models. However, its low oral bioavailability is the major hurdle for moving this drug to clinical trial. The present study was designed to discover and validate a novel nano-oral delivery system for this promising anticancer agent. Herein, we report the preparation, characterization, and evaluation of the efficacy and safety of the SP141-loaded IgG Fc-conjugated maleimidyl-poly(ethylene glycol)-co-poly(ε-caprolactone) (Mal-PEG-PCL) nanoparticles (SP141FcNP) as an orally cancer therapeutic agent. Our results indicated that SP141FcNP showed a biphasic release pattern and increased transepithelial transport in vitro and in vivo with the involvement of FcRn-mediated transcytosis. SP141FcNP also exhibited increased intestinal epithelial permeability, cellular uptake, and oral bioavailability, with extended blood circulation time, increased tumor accumulation, enhanced MDM2 inhibition, and stronger responses in anti-tumor growth and metastasis effects in vitro and in vivo, without apparent host toxicity. Collectively, this newly developed nanoparticle oral delivery system provides a basis for evaluation of SP141 as a potential clinical candidate for cancer therapy.