Yi Wu, Jiahui Tian, Jialu Yang, Qian Peng, Zhengchun Wu, Rushi Liu, Mengjie Luo, Yilan Qiu, Ruiyun Cao

Bufotalin-loaded biomimetic Prussian blue nanoparticles for colorectal cancer chemo-photothermal ferroptosis therapy

  • Development
  • General Materials Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

Purpose: We constructed biomimetic nanoparticles with biocompatible, tumor-targeting, laser-responsive properties for ferroptosis-induced colorectal cancer chemo-photothermal therapy, with the aim to realize double-hit ferroptosis treatment for colorectal cancer. Methods: The nanoparticles were prepared by first loading the chemotherapy drug bufotalin (CS-5) with Prussian blue (PB), then combining a hybridized erythrocyte–tumor membrane (M) with PB@CS-5 to produce PB@CS-5@M. The chemo-photothermal therapy efficiency of PB@CS-5@M was tested by in vitro and in vivo experiments. Results and conclusion: The combined PB and CS-5 act as promising ferroptosis inducers to enhance ferroptosis efficacy. The hyperthermia induced by laser stimulation can trigger PB to release CS-5 and iron and ferrous ions, which further promotes ferroptosis.

Need a simple solution for managing your BibTeX entries? Explore CiteDrive!

  • Web-based, modern reference management
  • Collaborate and share with fellow researchers
  • Integration with Overleaf
  • Comprehensive BibTeX/BibLaTeX support
  • Save articles and websites directly from your browser
  • Search for new articles from a database of tens of millions of references
Try out CiteDrive

More from our Archive