Онищенко (Кузнецова) Наталья Ростиславовна


Период обученияСтрана, городУчебное заведениеДополнительная информация
2002–2007 Россия Московский государственный университет им. М.В. Ломоносова, химический факультет специалист-химик (Тема дипломной работы: "Синтез диглицеридных производных противоопухолевых препаратов метотрексата и мелфалана и характеристика их липосомальных форм")
2010 Льеж, Бельгия Льежский университет, Центр исследования биоматериалов Стажировка в рамках проекта Nanobiopharmaceutics (разработка систем доставки лекарств на основе поликатионов; исследование гемосовместимости наноразмерных систем доставки лекарств)
2007–2012 Москва, Россия Институт биоорганической химии им. акад. М.М. Шемякина и Ю.В. Овчинникова РАН аспирант

Научные интересы

Липосомы, липофильные пролекарства, характеристика наноразмерных систем доставки лекарств (состав, строение, стабильность, цитотоксичность, взаимодействие с биологическими средами, гемосовместимость, биосовместимость), найучный перевод.

Членство в научных обществах

International Liposome Society

Гранты и проекты

ПериодДополнительная информация
2010–2010 The NanoBioPharmaceutics (Nanoscale Functionalities for Targeted Delivery of Biopharmaceutics) project  http://www.nanobiopharmaceutics.org/ 
2009–2010 09-04-00313-a. Изучение флуоресцентными методами липосом, несущих противоопухолевые агенты, с клетками злокачественных опухолей.
2010–2010 10-04-01021 а. Разработка адресных липосом с новыми антимитотическими агентами и изучение их противоопухолевого действия на экспериментальных животных.
2012–2013 12-04-31739 мол_а. Создание липосомальных форм противоопухолевых препаратов метотрексата и мелфалана.  

Избранные публикации

  1. German S.V., Navolokin N.A., Kuznetsova N.R., Zuev V.V., Inozemtseva O.A., Aniskov A.A., Volkova E.K., Bucharskaya A.B., Maslyakova G.N., Fakhrullin R.F., Terentyuk G.S., Vodovozova E.L., Gorin D.A. (2015). Liposomes loaded with hydrophilic magnetite nanoparticles: Preparation and application as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 135, 109–15 [+]

    Magnetic fluid-loaded liposomes (MFLs) were fabricated using magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) and natural phospholipids via the thin film hydration method followed by extrusion. The size distribution and composition of MFLs were studied using dynamic light scattering and spectrophotometry. The effective ranges of magnetite concentration in MNPs hydrosol and MFLs for contrasting at both T2 and T1 relaxation were determined. On T2 weighted images, the MFLs effectively increased the contrast if compared with MNPs hydrosol, while on T1 weighted images, MNPs hydrosol contrasting was more efficient than that of MFLs. In vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrasting properties of MFLs and their effects on tumor and normal tissues morphology, were investigated in rats with transplanted renal cell carcinoma upon intratumoral administration of MFLs. No significant morphological changes in rat internal organs upon intratumoral injection of MFLs were detected, suggesting that the liposomes are relatively safe and can be used as the potential contrasting agents for MRI.

  2. Privalova A.M., Uglanova S.V., Kuznetsova N.R., Klyachko N.L., Golovin Yu.I., Korenkov V.V., Vodovozova E.L., Markvicheva E.A. (2015). Microencapsulated Multicellular Tumor Spheroids as a Tool to Test Novel Anticancer Nanosized Drug Delivery Systems In Vitro. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 15 (7), 4806–4814 [+]

    In the study, MCF-7 human breast adenocarcinoma cells were used to study cytotoxicity of novel anticancer nanosized formulations, such as docetaxel-loaded nanoemulsion and liposomal formulation of a lipophilic methotrexate (MTX) prodrug. In Vitro study of cytotoxicity was carried out in 2 models, namely using 3D In Vitro model based on multicellular tumor spheroids (MTS) and 2D monolayer culture. MTS were generated by tumor cell cultivation within alginate-oligochitosanmicro-capsules. In the case of the monolayer culture, cell viability was found to be 25, 18 and 12% for the samples containing nanoemulsion at concentrations 20, 300 and 1000 nM of docetaxel, respectively, after 48 hs incubation. For MTS these values were higher, namely 33, 23 and 18%, respectively. Cytotoxicity of liposomal MTX prodrug-based formulation with final concentration of 1, 2, 10, 50, 100 and 1000 nM in both models was also studied. MTX liposomal formulation demonstrated lower cytotoxicity on MTS compared to intact MTX. Moreover, MTS were also more resistant to both liposomal formulation and intact MTX than the monolayer culture. Thus, at 1000 nM MTX in the liposomal form, cell viability in MTS was 1.4-fold higher than that in the monolayer culture. MTS could be proposed as a promising tool to test novel anticancer nanosized formulations In Vitro.

  3. Kuznetsova N.R., Vodovozova E.L. (2014). Differential binding of plasma proteins by liposomes loaded with lipophilic prodrugs of methotrexate and melphalan in the bilayer. Biochemistry Mosc. 79 (8), 797–804 [+]

    Immediately upon contact with blood, nanosized drug delivery systems become coated with a so-called protein corona. The quantitative and qualitative composition of the corona defines not only the behavior of the nanocarrier in the circulation but, ultimately, the pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of the encapsulated drug as well. In turn, the composition of the protein corona depends on the surface properties of the nanoparticles, such as size and distribution of charge and functional groups on the particle surface. Liposomes belong to the most bio- and hemocompatible drug delivery systems feasible for intravenous route of administration required in chemotherapy of metastasizing tumors. However, knowledge on the interactions of liposomes of various compositions with blood plasma proteins remains fragmentary. Moreover, all nanosized drug delivery systems are potential targets for the innate immunity system, primarily the complement (C) system, which underlies frequent cases of hypersensitivity reactions. Recently, in a panel of in vitro hemocompatibility tests, we demonstrated that liposomes built of natural phospholipids - egg phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylinositol from Saccharomyces cerevisiae - and loaded with diglyceride conjugates of anticancer drugs melphalan and methotrexate, did not affect the morphology and numbers of the main blood cell types. While preparations with melphalan prodrug were also inert in coagulation and C activation tests, methotrexate-loaded liposomes caused impaired coagulation and C activation. The aim of this work was to study the interactions of liposomes carrying prodrugs of melphalan and methotrexate with blood plasma proteins in vitro. Data on protein binding capacity of liposomes obtained with classical gel permeation chromatography techniques allowed for prediction of rather rapid elimination of the liposomes from circulation. A number of differences revealed through immunoblotting of the liposome-bound proteins agree with the previously obtained data on C activation. The possible mechanism of C activation by methotrexate-containing liposomes is discussed.

  4. Kuznetsova N.R., Stepanova E.V., Peretolchina N.M., Khochenkov D.A., Boldyrev I.A., Bovin N.V., Vodovozova E.L. (2014). Targeting liposomes loaded with melphalan prodrug to tumour vasculature via the Sialyl Lewis X selectin ligand. J Drug Target 22 (3), 242–250 [+]

    Earlier we showed that liposome formulation of DL-melphalan lipophilic prodrug bearing tetrasaccharide Sialyl Lewis X (SiaLe(X)) caused prolonged therapeutic effect on mammary cancer in mice. Here, we compare antivascular effect of SiaLe(X)-liposomes loaded with diglyceride ester of melphalan (Mlph) against SiaLe(X)-free formulation in Lewis lung carcinoma model. Methods: Liposomes of egg phosphatidylcholine/yeast phosphatidylinositol/1,2-dioleoyl glycerol (DOG) conjugate of Mlph/±SiaLe(X)-PEG8-15-DOG, 8:1:1:0.2 by mol, were prepared by standard extrusion. After two intravenous injections with Mlph or liposomes under either standard or delayed treatment protocols, vascular-disrupting effects of the preparations were evaluated basing on tumour section histomorphology, lectin perfusion assay and immunohistochemistry (anti-CD31 staining) data. Also, untreated mice were administered with fluorescently-labelled liposomes to assess their distribution in tumour sections with confocal laser scanning microscopy. Results: Two injections of SiaLe(X)-liposomes reproducibly caused severe injuries of tumour vessels. SiaLe(X)-liposomes co-localized with CD31 marker on vascular endothelium while the non-targeted formulation extravasated into tumour. Discussion: Cytotoxic SiaLe(X)-liposomes exhibit superior vascular-disrupting properties compared to non-targeted liposomes, yet the effect starts to transform into gain in tumour growth inhibition only under delayed treatment regimen. Conclusion: SiaLe(X)-ligand provides targeting of cytotoxic liposomes to tumour endothelium and subsequent antivascular effect.

  5. Kuznetsova N.R., Svirshchevskaya E.V., Skripnik I.V., Zarudnaya E.N., Benke A.N., Gaenko G.P., Molotkovskiĭ Yu.G., Vodovozova E.L. (2013). Interaction of liposomes bearing a lipophilic doxorubicin prodrug with tumor cells. Biochemistry (Moscow) Supplement Series A: Membrane and Cell Biology 7 (1), 12–20 [+]

    When used as nanosized carriers, liposomes enable targeted delivery and decrease systemic toxicity of antitumor agents significantly. However, slow unloading of liposomes inside cells diminishes the treatment efficiency. The problem could be overcome by the adoption of lipophilic prodrugs tailored for incorporation into lipid bilayer of liposomes. We prepared liposomes of egg yolk phosphatidylcholine and yeast phosphatidylinositol bearing a diglyceride conjugate of an antitumor antibiotic doxorubicin (a lipophilic prodrug, DOX-DG) in the membrane to study how these formulations interact with tumor cells. We also prepared liposomes of rigid bilayer-forming lipids, such as a mixture of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and cholesterol, bearing DOX in the inner water volume, both pegylated (with polyethylene glycol (PEG) chains exposed to water phase) and non-pegylated. Efficiency of binding of free and liposomal doxorubicin with tumor cells was evaluated in vitro using spectrofluorimetry of cell extracts and flow cytometry. Intracellular traffic of the formulations was investigated by confocal microscopy; co-localization of DOX fluorescence with organelle trackers was estimated. All liposomal formulations of DOX were shown to distribute to organelles retarding its transport to nucleus. Intracellular distribution of liposomal DOX depended on liposome structure and pegylation. We conclude that the most probable mechanism of the lipophilic prodrug penetration into a cell is liposome-mediated endosomal pathway.

  6. Kuznetsova N.R., Sevrin C., Lespineux D., Bovin N.V., Vodovozova E.L., Mészáros T., Szebeni J., Grandfils C. (2011). Hemocompatibility of liposomes loaded with lipophilic prodrugs of methotrexate and melphalan in the lipid bilayer. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society , [+]

    A panel of in vitro tests intended for evaluation of the nano-sized drug delivery systems' compliance with human blood was applied to liposomal formulations of anticancer lipophilic prodrugs incorporated into the lipid bilayer. Liposomes on the basis of natural phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylinositol (PI), 8:1 (mol) were loaded with 10mol% of either methotrexate or melphalan 1,2-dioleoylglyceride esters (MTX-DOG and Mlph-DOG respectively) and either decorated with 2mol% of sialyl Lewis X/A (SiaLe(X/A)) tetrasaccharide ligand or not. Hemolysis rate, red blood cells and platelets integrity and size distribution, complement (C) activation, and coagulation cascade functioning were analyzed upon the material incubation with whole blood. Both formulations were negatively charged with the zeta potential value being higher in the case of MTX-DOG liposomes, which also were larger than Mlph-DOG liposomes and more prone to aggregation. Accordingly, in hemocompatibility tests Mlph-DOG liposomes did not provoke any undesirable effects, while MTX-DOG liposomes induced significant C activation and abnormal coagulation times in a concentration-dependent manner. Reactivity of the liposome surface was not affected by the presence of SiaLe(X/A) or PI. Decrease in liposome loading with MTX-DOG from 10 to 2.5% resulted in lower surface charge density, smaller liposome size and considerably reduced impact on C activation and coagulation cascades.

  7. Moiseeva E.V., Kuznetsova N.R., Svirshchevskaya E.V., Bovin N.V., Sitnikov N.S., Shavyrin A.S., Beletskaya I.P., Combes S., Fedorov A.Y.u., Vodovozova E.L. (2011). Liposome formulations of combretastatin A4 and its 4-arylcoumarin analogue prodrugs: The antitumor effect in the mouse model of breast cancer. Biochemistry (Moscow) Supplement Series B: Biomedical Chemistry Biochemistry (Moscow) Supplement Series B: Biomedical Chemistry 5 (3), 276–283 [+]

    The antimitotic agent combretastatin A-4 (CA-4) has been recently proposed as an antivascular agent for anticancer therapy. In order to reduce systemic toxicity by means of administration in liposome formulations, new lipophilic prodrugs, oleic derivatives of CA-4 and its 4-arylcoumarin analogue (CA4-Ole and ArC-Ole, respectively), have been synthesized in this study. Liposomes with mean diameter of 100 nm prepared on the basis of egg phosphatidylcholine and baker’s yeast phosphatidylinositol quantitatively included up to 15 mol% of CA4-Ole, or 7 mol% of ArC-Ole. To achieve targeting to neovascular endothelium prodrug bearing liposomes decorated with the tetrasaccharide selectin ligand Sialyl Lewis X (SiaLeX) have been also prepared. The antitumor activity was studied in vivo using the model of slow-growing mouse breast cancer. Under the dose used (22 mg/kg) and the administration protocol (four injections, one per a week, starting from the appearance of palpable tumors) cytostatic CA-4 did not reveal any anticancer effect; moreover, it even stimulated tumor growth. The liposome formulations of CA4-Ole did not demonstrate such stimulation. However, to achieve a pronounced antitumor effect, the number of injections of liposomes should be apparently increased. The cytotoxic activity of a novel antimitotic agent ArC was one order of magnitude lower in the human breast carcinoma cell culture in vitro. Nevertheless, in vivo in the mouse model of breast cancer the antitumor effect of this compound corresponded to the double equivalent dose of CA-4. The results demonstrate perspectives of SiaLeX-liposomes loaded with ArC-Ole: the preparation partially inhibited tumor growth already after the second injection. Thus, subsequent optimization of doses and regimens of administration both for ArC and liposomal ArC-Ole formulations are needed.

  8. Kuznetsova N., Kandyba A., Vostrov I., Kadykov V., Gaenko G., Molotkovsky J., Vodovozova E. (2009). Liposomes loaded with lipophilic prodrugs of methotrexate and melphalan as convenient drug delivery vehicles. J. Drug. Deliv. Sci. Techn. 19, 51–59 [+]

    Liposomal formulations prepared by extrusion from natural phospholipids and 1,2-dioleoylglycerol conjugates of methotrexate and melphalan (egg phosphatidylcholine–phosphatidylinositol–prodrug, 8:1:1, by mol.) were characterized by size, composition and stability. Both prodrugs were shown to incorporate completely into unilamellar liposomes with the mean size below 100 nm and form stable dispersions containing the drug concentrations relevant for systemic injections in animals. For long-term storage, the dispersions can be  subjected to deep freezing (- 196°C) and stored at - 70°C; before usage, they should be defrosted and treated shortly in an ultrasonic bath. According to the example of methotrexate conjugate, stability of prodrug ester bond in liposomal formulation towards hydrolysis by human plasma esterases during 24-h incubation were established. Also, liposomes bearing methotrexate conjugate were shown to overcome resistance of human leukemia cells related to impaired transport of initial drug across the membrane.