Preparation of alginate coated Pt nanoparticle for radiosensitization of breast cancer tumor

Rashidzadeh H., Seidi F., Ghaffarlou M., Salehiabar M., Charmi J., YARAY K., ...More

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol.233, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 233
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.123273
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Radiotherapy, Radiosensitizer, Platinum nanoparticle, Alginate, High Z
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023Noble metals as high atomic number elements can localize X-ray radiation within tumor cells by exploiting different mechanisms. Here, alginate (Alg)-coated platinum nanoparticles (Pt@Alg) were synthesized, characterized, and implemented as a radiosensitizer to enhance X-ray therapeutic efficacy in breast cancer in vitro and in vivo. Alg not only improves the biocompatibility of the radioenhancer, but also stabilizes the nanoparticles. Pt@Alg was studied by different characterization methods including DLS, STEM, Fe-SEM, XRD, XPS, FT-IR and UV–Vis spectrophotometry. The nanosystem provided a higher level of intracellular ROS in malignant cells and enhanced cancer cell death under X-Ray irradiation. Clonogenic assay also demonstrated the radiosensitizing properties of the nanosystem, in vitro. In vivo result show tumor growth restraining properties of the nanosystem when it was administrated along with X-Ray irradiation. Histopathology results confirmed the impact of nanosystem and X-ray co-treatment, as well. Altogether, the importance of radiosensitizers for improving radiotherapy outcomes was highlighted.