Effects of Curcumin-loaded PLGA Nanoparticles in MDA-MB231 Human Breast Cancer Cells

Ankur Sharma, Susan Hawthorne, Saurabh Jha, Niraj Jha, Dhruv Kumar, Samuel Girgis, Vineet Goswami, Gaurav Gupta, Sachin Singh, Harish Dureja, Dinesh Chellappan, Kamal Dua

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Aim: This study was aimed at evaluating the anticancer potential of curcumin-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) based nanoparticles (NPs) in MDA-MB231 human breast cancer cells. Methods: Curcumin-loaded PLGA NPs were developed using a modified solvent evaporation technique. Physical characterization was performed on the formulated NPs. Furthermore, in vitro experiments were conducted to study the biological activity of the curcumin-loaded NPs. Results: Curcumin-loaded PLGA NPs demonstrated high encapsulation efficiency and sustained payload release. Moreover, the NPs exhibited a significant reduction in cell viability, cell migration and cell invasion in the MDA-MB231 cells. Conclusion: The study revealed that the formulated curcumin-loaded PLGA NPs possessed significant anti-metastatic properties. The findings showcased the possible potential of curcumin-loaded NPs in the management of debilitating conditions such as cancer. In addition, this study could form the basis for further research and advancements in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1763-1773
Number of pages11
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2021


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