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Research Article Volume 5 Issue 9

An Effective Anticancer Nano-approach for Melanoma and Breast Cancers Using Annona muricate Gold Nanoparticles

Muhammad Imran1, Ghaleb Husseini2, Nahid Awad2, Vinod Paul2, Babiker M El-Haj3 and Heyam Saad Ali4*

1International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan
2Department of Chemical Engineering American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, Fujairah, UAE
4Pharmaceutics Department, Pharmacy College, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Heyam Saad Ali, Pharmaceutics Department, Pharmacy College, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.

Received: August 08, 2021; Published: August 18, 2021


Chemotherapy is preferred for the treatment and management of cancer; however, its efficacy is hindered by the off-target side effects of the currently used synthetic drugs. Thus, anticancer drugs with higher safety and efficacy from renewable resources are needed. Nanostructured particles can enhance the drug specificity for target tissues, thus enhancing their clinical efficacy and safety. The synthesis of Annona muricata gold nanoparticles is reported for enhancing its anti-cancer potential. Green nanoparticles were synthesized through reduction of gold with Annona muricata followed by their extensive characterization through atomic force microscope, UV-spectrophotometer, zetasizer, and FT-R. They were investigated for their anticancer activity against two melanoma and one breast cancer cell line. The nanoparticles were rounded in shape and were monodispersed with 89.34 ± 2.76 nm size and - 22.41 ± 0.27 zeta potential. FT-IR study showed the hydroxyl and carbonyl groups of Annona muricata were involved in the stabilization of nanoparticles. The extract anticancer activity significantly improved against all cancer cells upon loading on the surfaces of the synthesized NPs. The findings suggest that Annona muricata gold nanoparticles can lead to promising therapeutic anticancer results, however, to reveal their anticancer effectiveness at molecular levels, further in vivo studies are required.

Keywords: Annona muricata; Gold Nanoparticles; Synthesis; Anticancer Activity


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Citation: Heyam Saad Ali., et al. “An Effective Anticancer Nano-approach for Melanoma and Breast Cancers Using Annona muricate Gold Nanoparticles". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.9 (2020): 46-54.


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