Glucocorticoid-loaded core-cross-linked polymeric micelles with tailorable release kinetics for targeted therapy of rheumatoid arthritis

B.J. Crielaard, C.J. Rijcken, L Quan, S. van der Wal, I. Altintas, M. van der Pot, J.A. Kruijtzer, R.M. Liskamp, R.M. Schiffelers, C.F. van Nostrum, W.E. Hennink, D. Wang, Twan Gerardus Gertudis Maria Lammers, Gerrit Storm

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Abstract

Abstract Polymerizable and hydrolytically cleavable dexamethasone (DEX, red dot in picture) derivatives were covalently entrapped in core-cross-linked polymeric micelles that were prepared from a thermosensitive block copolymer (yellow and gray building block). By varying the oxidation degree of the thioether in the drug linker, the release rate of DEX could be controlled. The DEX-loaded micelles were used for efficient treatment of inflammatory arthritis in two animal models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7254-7258
JournalAngewandte Chemie (international edition)
Volume51
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • METIS-292669
  • IR-83080

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