Application of galactose-modified liposomes as a potent antigen presenting cell targeted carrier for intranasal immunization

Hsiao Wen Wang, Ping Lun Jiang, Shen Fu Lin, Hung Jun Lin, Keng Liang Ou, Win Ping Deng, Lin Wen Lee, Yi You Huang, Pi Hui Liang, Der Zen Liu

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The mucosal immune system produces secretory IgA (sIgA) as the first line of defense against invasion by foreign pathogens. Our aim was to develop a galactose-modified liposome as a targeted carrier which can be specifically recognized by macrophage, one of the most important antigen presenting cells. First, galactose was covalently conjugated with 1,2-didodecanoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphoethanolamine (DLPE) to give a targeted ligand, a galactosyl lipid. The galactosyl lipid was then incorporated into a liposomal bilayer to form a galactosylated liposome carrier. Further, the ovalbumin (OVA) was encapsulated into the galactosylated liposome carriers and mice were intranasally immunized. Confocal laser scanning microscopy and flow cytometry analysis showed that the targeted galactosylated liposome carrier had a higher uptake rate than unmodified liposomes. The targeted galactosylated liposome induced higher levels of tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 production than unmodified liposomes (P < 0.05). Furthermore, 6-week-old BALB/c female mice immunized with the OVA-encapsulated targeted galactosylated liposome had significantly higher OVA-specific s-IgA levels in the nasal and lung wash fluid (P < 0.05). In addition, the targeted galactosylated liposome simultaneously augmented the serum IgG antibody response. In summary, the OVA-encapsulated targeted galactosylated liposome induced significantly higher mucosal IgA and systemic IgG antibody titers and is a potential antigen delivery carrier for further clinical applications.

頁(從 - 到)5681-5688
期刊Acta Biomaterialia
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物技術
  • 生物材料
  • 生物化學
  • 生物醫學工程
  • 分子生物學


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