Creation of pure nanodrugs and their anticancer properties

Hitoshi Kasai, Tatsuya Murakami, Yoshikazu Ikuta, Yoshitaka Koseki, Koichi Baba, Hidetoshi Oikawa, Hachiro Nakanishi, Masahiro Okada, Mitsuru Shoji, Minoru Ueda, Hiroshi Imahori, Mitsuru Hashida

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A method for preparing nanoparticles of a water-insoluble drug that are suitable for administration to the human body has been established. A reprecipitation method was used to fabricate 50 nm nanoparticles of dimerized SN-38, an anticancer camptothecin derivative, that form stable aqueous dispersions and can penetrate into cancer cells to inhibit cell proliferation more potently than irinotecan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10315-10318
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 8


  • cancer
  • colloids
  • drug delivery
  • drug design
  • nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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