TITLE

Self-assembled micellar aggregates based monomethoxyl poly(ethylene glycol)- b-poly(ε-caprolactone)- b-poly(aminoethyl methacrylate) triblock copolymers as efficient gene delivery vectors

AUTHOR(S)
Ming Ma; Feng Li; Xiu-hong Liu; Zhe-fan Yuan; Fu-jie Chen; Ren-xi Zhuo
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine;Oct2010, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p2817
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
mphiphilic triblock copolymers monomethoxyl poly(ethylene glycol) (mPEG)- b-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)- b-poly(aminoethyl methacrylate)s (PAMAs) (mPECAs) were synthesized as gene delivery vectors. They exhibited lower cytotoxicity and higher transfection efficiency in COS-7 cells in presence of serum compared to 25 kDa bPEI. The influence of mPEG and PCL segments in mPECAs was evaluated by comparing with corresponding diblock copolymers. The studies showed the incorporation of the hydrophobic PCL segment in triblock copolymers affected the binding capability to pDNA and surface charges of complexes due to the formation of micelles increasing the local charges. The presence of mPEG segment in gene vector decreased the surface charges of the complexes and increased the stability of the complexes in serum because of the steric hindrance effect. It was also found that the combination of PEG and PCL segments into one macromolecule might lead to synergistic effect for better transfection efficiency in serum.
ACCESSION #
54588903

 

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