Congratulations to Xiao Li for her papper accepted by Nano Letters

Maximizing the therapeutic capacity of drugs by allowing them to escape lysosomal degradation is a long-term challenge for nanodrug delivery. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has evolved the ability to escape the endosomal region to avoid degradation of internal genetic material by lysosomes and further induce upregulation of cellular autophagy for the purpose of their mass reproduction. In this work, to exploit the lysosome escape and autophagy-inducing properties of JEV for cancer therapy, we constructed a virus-mimicking nanodrug consisting of anti-PDL1 antibody-decorated JEV-mimicking virosome encapsulated with a clinically available autophagy inhibitor, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Our study indicated that the nanodrug can upregulate the autophagy level and inhibit the autophagic flux, thereby inducing the apoptosis of tumor cells, and further activating the immune response, which can greatly improve the antitumor and tumor metastasis suppression effects and provide a potential therapeutic strategy for tumor treatment.
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发布日期:2022-11-14 00:21