Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)

Evaluation of functionalized mesoporous silica SBA-15 as a carrier system for Ph3Sn(CH2)3OH against the A2780 ovarian carcinoma cell line.

PMID 27847952


SBA-15|Sn3, a mesoporous silica-based material (derivative of SBA-15) loaded with an organotin compound Ph3Sn(CH2)3OH (Sn3), possesses improved antitumor potential against the A2780 high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma cell line in comparison to Sn3. It is demonstrated that both the compound and the nanostructured material are internalized by the A2780 cells. A similar mode of action of Sn3 and SBA-15|Sn3 against the A2780 cell line was found. Explicitly, induction of apoptosis, caspase 2, 3, 8 and 9 activation, accumulation of cells in the hypodiploid phase as well as accumulation of ROS were observed. Interestingly, Sn3 loaded in the mesoporous silica-based material needed to reach a concentration 3.5 times lower than the IC50 value of the Sn3 compound, pointing out a higher effect of the SBA-15|Sn3 than Sn3 alone. Clonogenic potential, growth in 3D culture as well as mobility of cells were disturbed in the presence of SBA-15|Sn3. Such behavior could be associated with the suppression of p-38 MAPK. Less profound effect of Sn3 compared to SBA-15|Sn3 could be attributed to a different regulation of p-38 and STAT-3, which are mainly responsible for an appropriate cellular response to diverse stimuli or metastatic properties.

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