Bone-Targeting Polymer Vesicles for Effective Therapy of Osteoporosis

作者:Zhou, X.; Cornel, E. J.; Fan, Z.*; He, S. S.*; Du, J. Z.* 时间:2021-09-18 点击数:


With the aging of the population, postmenopausal osteoporosis becomes increasingly widespread and severe as fractures caused by osteoporosis may lead to permanent disabilities and even death. Inspired by extracellular vesicles that participate in bone remodeling, we present a biomimicking polymer vesicle for bone-targeted β-estradiol (E2) delivery. This vesicle is self- assembled from a poly(ε-caprolactone)28-block-poly[(L-glutamicacid)7-stat-(L-glutamic acid-alendronic acid)4] (PCL28-b-P[Glu7-stat-(Glu-ADA)4]) diblock copolymer. The alendronic acid (ADA)on the coronas endows the polymer vesicles with a high bone affinity and acts synergistically with E2to achieve an enhancedtherapeutic effect. As confirmed with ovariectomized osteoporosisrat models, bone loss was significantly reversed as the recovery rates of total BMD (bone mineral density) and trabecular BMD were 70.4% and 99.3%, respectively. Overall, this work provides fresh insight into the treatment of osteoporosis.

文章链接: Nano Letters 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02150.


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