Poly(amidoamine) polymers: soluble linear amphiphilic drug-delivery systems for genes, proteins and oligonucleotides
Pettit, Marie W., Griffiths, Peter, Ferruti, Paolo and Richardson, Simon C.W. (2011) Poly(amidoamine) polymers: soluble linear amphiphilic drug-delivery systems for genes, proteins and oligonucleotides. Therapeutic Delivery, 2 (7). pp. 907-917. ISSN 2041-5990Full text not available from this repository.
Polymer–drug and polymer–protein conjugates are emerging as a robust and well-characterized class of therapeutic entity. Although there are no low-molecular-weight soluble polymer conjugates in routine clinical use, there are many examples of routinely used high-molecular-weight drugs conjugated to soluble polymers (e.g., Oncospar®). Advances in synthetic polymer chemistry have fostered the development of linear poly(amidoamine)s (PAA)s that impart both biodegradability, ‘smart’ (pH responsive) biological activity and biocompatibility. In their linear form, such as hyper-branched poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers, linear PAAs can be used to deliver large therapeutic entities such as peptides, proteins and genes to either the cytosol or nucleus. Furthermore, these polymers offer great potential in vivo due to their ability to either target the liver or be directed away from the liver and enter tumor mass via the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect. PAAs also exhibit minimal toxicity (dependent upon backbone chemistry), relative to well-characterized polymers used for gene delivery. The propensity of PAAs to modulate intracellular trafficking resulting in their cytosolic translocation has also recently been quantified in vivo and is the primary focus of this article.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||drug delivery, polymers, cell biology|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2012 15:05|
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