Chen L1, Fu C1, Deng Y1, Wu W2, Fu A3.
Pharm Res. 2016 Dec;33(12):2989-2998. Epub 2016 Sep 2.PURPOSE: Ruthenium complex is a potentially theranostic agent for cancer imaging and therapy, however its application is limited due to poor water-solubility and lack of tumor selectivity. To overcome the above drawbacks, pH-sensitive nanocapsule as a novel targeting carrier was designed to deliver ruthenium complex for treating xenograft tumor of mice.METHODS: The core/shell structured nanocapsule with ruthenium complex tris(1,10-phenanthroline) ruthenium(II) complex (3P-Ru) as the core and a pH-sensitive polymeric material poly (2-diisopropylaminoethyl methacrylate)-block poly(2-aminoethyl methacrylate hydrochloride) (PbPS) as the shell was synthesized and characterized. Read More