Drug delivery by a self-assembled DNA tetrahedron for overcoming drug resistance in breast cancer cells

Kyoung Ran Kim, Da Rae Kim, Taemin Lee, Ji Young Yhee, Byeong Su Kim, Ick Chan Kwon, Dae Ro Ahn

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Abstract

A DNA tetrahedron is employed for efficient delivery of doxorubicin into drug-resistant breast cancer cells. The drug delivered with the DNA nanoconstruct is considerably cytotoxic, whereas free doxorubicin is virtually non-cytotoxic for the drug-resistant cells. Thus, the DNA tetrahedron, made of the inherently natural and biocompatible material, can be a good candidate for the drug carrier to overcome MDR in cancer cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2010-2012
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Kim, K. R., Kim, D. R., Lee, T., Yhee, J. Y., Kim, B. S., Kwon, I. C., & Ahn, D. R. (2013). Drug delivery by a self-assembled DNA tetrahedron for overcoming drug resistance in breast cancer cells. Chemical Communications, 49(20), 2010-2012. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cc38693g