Label-free and multimodal detection of lignin nanoparticle interactions with metastatic melanoma cells and tumors in vivo

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Science en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Matematisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten sv
dc.contributor.author Filipek, Adriana
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201906243058
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303429
dc.description.abstract The conventional drugs administration causes severe side effects caused by the interactions with heathy cells or body components The development of drug delivery systems (DDS) aims to overcome side effects and improve target-ability to the site of actions. Lignin is a renewably-resourced natural biopolymer obtained as a by-product in wood processing. Recently, lignin has been extensively investigated due to its wide availability, cost-effective preparation, nanoscale size, biocompatibility, and biodegradability, suggesting the suitability in DDS applications. Melanoma is an aggressive cancer originated from the pigmented cells called melanocytes, which produce pigments: eumelanin and pheomelanin. High content of pheomelanin and increased pheomelanin to eumelanin ratio is correlated with higher possibility of melanoma development. About 75% of patients with melanoma arising from a genetic mutation have a mutation in codon 600 of exon 15 of the B-RAF gene (V600E), which enhances the activity of MAPK/ERK signaling pathway responsible for the cell proliferation. Vemurafenib is a B-RAF inhibitor disrupts this pathway and leads to the programmed cell death. In this study, vemurafenib-loaded lignin nanoparticles (v-LNPs) were developed and characterized. In vivo behavior was investigated in both immune and melanoma cell lines. The aim of this work was also to investigate possibility of simultaneous label-free detection of v-LNPs and pheomelanin by using Raman spectroscopy, time-gated Raman spectroscopy en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.title Label-free and multimodal detection of lignin nanoparticle interactions with metastatic melanoma cells and tumors in vivo en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dc.subject.discipline none und
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201906243058
dc.subject.specialization ei opintosuuntaa fi
dc.subject.specialization no specialization en
dc.subject.specialization ingen studieinriktning sv
dc.subject.degreeprogram Kemian ja molekyylitieteiden maisteriohjelma fi
dc.subject.degreeprogram Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences en
dc.subject.degreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i kemi och molekylära vetenskaper sv

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