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Keywords:

  • cancer;
  • cisplatin;
  • drug delivery;
  • fluorescent probes;
  • micelles

Abstract

We have developed core-shell-corona-type polymeric micelles that can integrate multiple functions in one system, including the capability of accommodating hydrophobic dyes into core and hydrophilic drug into the shell, as well as pH-triggered drug-release. The neutral and hydrophilic corona sterically stabilizes the multifunctional polymeric micelles in aqueous solution. The mineralization of calcium phosphate (CaP) on the PAA domain not only enhances the diagnostic efficacy of organic dyes, but also works as a diffusion barrier for the controlled release.