Cholic acid-based novel micellar nanoplatform for delivering FDA-approved taxanes

Gaurav Bharadwaj, Viet Nhan, Shan Chao Yang, Xiaocen Li, Anand Narayanan, Ana Carolina MacArenco, Yu Shi, Darrion Yang, Letícia Salvador Vieira, Wenwu Xiao, Yuanpei Li, Kit Lam

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Aim: To structurally modify our existing cholic acid (CA)-based telodendrimer (TD; PEG5K-CA8) for effective micellar nanoencapsulation and delivery of the US FDA-approved members of taxane family. Materials & methods: Generation of hybrid TDs was achieved by replacing four of the eight CAs with biocompatible organic moieties using solution-phase peptide synthesis. Drug loading was done using the standard evaporation method. Results: Hybrid TDs can generate micelles with narrow size distributions, low critical micelle concentration values (1-6 μM), better hematocompatibility and lack of in vitro cytotoxicity. Conclusion: Along with PEG5K-CA8, CA-based hybrid nanoplatform is the first of its kind that can stably encapsulate all three FDA-approved taxanes with nearly 100% efficiency up to 20% (w/w) loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1153-1164
Number of pages12
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 1 2017


  • cabazitaxel
  • cholic acid
  • docetaxel
  • drug delivery
  • micelle
  • nanoparticle
  • paclitaxel
  • taxane
  • telodendrimer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Development
  • Materials Science(all)


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