Topical Fluorescent Nanoparticles Conjugated Somatostatin Analog for Suppression and Bioimaging Breast Cancer

2019-10-29 14:36:41 | BioPortfolio


Breast cancer is a communal malignant disease between Saudi females, with a popularity of 21.8%. Since binding to somatostatin receptors (SSTR) induces no immunogenicity in vivo, somatostatin analog (veldoreotide) (VELD) may be suitable for delivering anti-cancer drugs to target and bioimaging the cancer cells. This work aimed to deliver CdS/ZnS core-shell type quantum dots with carboxylic acid-functionalized (QDs-COOH) which is bioimaging and anticancer nanoparticles decorated VELD as SSTR agonist with anti-cancer activity in the form of topical cream to be deposited deep in the breast periphery.


QDs-COOH will be conjugated to the N terminal of phenylalanine of VELD when the reaction proceeded at pH 7. Topical cream will be adapted to deliver the conjugated system for maximum deposition through breast cancer cells using emulsion technology. The formulated nanoparticles and cream will be characterized for size using dynamic light scattering, drug-polymer interaction using FTIR, and morphology using SEM. Cellular uptake, permeability and cell viability study of the successful system of interest will be studied in cell culture models using different breast cell lines. Moreover, the in vivo study will also proceed on rats induced breast cancer. Finally, the nanoparticles loaded in a topical cream will be applied with clinical trial approvement on the human breast cancer for bioimaging and treating breast cancer. This work is to present a novel formulation for treatment and bioimaging of breast cancer which can deliver safely to the patients in a high dose to the affected tumor cells.

Study Design


Breast Cancer


Quantum dots coated with veldoreotide, Topical approved placebo


Assiut Clinic
Al Qassim




Al-Azhar University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-29T14:36:41-0400

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