The important role of gasotransmitters in physiology and pathophysiology suggest employing gasotransmitters for biomedical treatment. Unfortunately, the difficulty in storage and controlled delivery of these gaseous molecules hindered the development of effective gasotransmitters-based therapies. The design of a safe, facile, and wide-scale method to delivery multiple gasotransmitters is a great challenge. Herein, it was used an ultrasonic assisted preparation γ-cyclodextrin metal organic framework (γ-CD-MOF) as a broad-spectrum delivery vehicle for various gasotransmitters, such as SO2, NO, and H2S. The release rate of gasotransmitters could be tuned by modifying the γ-CD-MOF with different Pluronics. The biological relevance of the exogenous gasotransmitters produced by this method is evidenced by the DNA cleavage ability and the anti-inflammatory effects. Furthermore, the γ-CD-MOF composed of food-grade γ-CD and nontoxic metal salts shows good biocompatibility and particle size (180 nm). Therefore, γ-CD-MOF is expected to be an excellent tool for the study of co-delivery and cooperative therapy of gasotransmitters.
Liao, L.-G.; Ke, D.; Li, G.-C.; Zhang, S.; Li, B.-J. Cyclodextrin Metal-Organic Framework as a Broad-Spectrum Potential Delivery Vehicle for the Gasotransmitters. Molecules 2023, 28, 852. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28020852