Preparation of nanocarriers containing SOD mimics and their anticancer mechanism

Miho Tamai, Ryouta Araki, Kazue Hiraka, Shoichiro Asayama, Shoji Nagaoka, Tomomi Hatsugai, Akihiko Ogata, Kenichi Oyaizu, Makoto Yuasa, Hiroyoshi Kawakami

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We have reported the anticancers effect by metalloporphyrins as SOD mimics on the cancer cells. Metalloporphyrins as SOD mimics convert intracellular O2 - · to H2O2 and it reacts on iron porphyrins to form OH · by Fenton reaction. Finally H 2O2 and OH- generated by the metalloporphyrin are expected to cause cell death. We have prepared novel liposomes containing metallporphyrins showing SOD activity. The liposomes were composed of DMPC and their size was less than 100nm. The liposomes showed a significant cytotoxicty for cancer cells when compared with cisplatin and metalloporphyrins.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 25 May 200527 May 2005


Conference54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005



  • Anticancer drug
  • Drug delivery system
  • Liposome
  • Metalloporphyrin

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Tamai, M., Araki, R., Hiraka, K., Asayama, S., Nagaoka, S., Hatsugai, T., ... Kawakami, H. (2005). Preparation of nanocarriers containing SOD mimics and their anticancer mechanism. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005, Yokohama, Japan.