Semiconducting Polymer Nanoenzymes with Photothermic Activity for Enhanced Cancer Therapy
Date of Issue2018
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Regulation of enzyme activity is fundamentally challenging but practically meaningful for biology and medicine. However, noninvasive remote control of enzyme activity in living systems has been rarely demonstrated and exploited for therapy. Herein, we synthesize a semiconducting polymer nanoenzyme with photothermic activity for enhanced cancer therapy. Upon near‐infrared (NIR) light irradiation, the activity of the nanoenzyme can be enhanced by 3.5‐fold to efficiently digest collagen in the tumor extracellular matrix (ECM), leading to enhanced nanoparticle accumulation in tumors and consequently improved photothermal therapy (PTT). This study thus provides a promising strategy to remotely regulate enzyme activity for cancer therapy.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Angewandte Chemie International Edition, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201800511].