Self-adjuvanting photosensitizer nanoparticles for combination photodynamic immunotherapy.

Biomaterials Science
Guiqiang ZhangJiwei Cui


Combination cancer immunotherapy that synergizes the advantages of multiple therapeutic agents has shown great potential in tumor treatment. Herein, we report the one-step assembly of therapeutic nanoparticles (NPs) to co-deliver photosensitizers and adjuvants for combination photodynamic therapy (PDT) and immunotherapy. The NPs are obtained via self-assembly of chlorin e6 (Ce6) and imidazoquinoline-based TLR7 agonists (IMDQ), which results in a high loading efficacy of 72.2% and 27.8% for Ce6 and IMDQ, respectively. Upon laser irradiation, the resulting NPs could not only effectively induce photodynamic immunogenic cancer cell death, but also elicit robust antitumor immunity, leading to significant inhibition of both primary and distant tumors in a bilateral tumor model. This study demonstrates the potential of self-assembled NPs in co-delivering multiple therapeutics for potential immunotherapy to enhance the antitumor efficacy.


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