Avinash Bajaj

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Nine lipopolymers based on low molecular weight polyethyleneimines (PEI) and cholesterol via an ether linkage between the polymer amine and the cholesterol backbone have been synthesized. Different percentage of cholesterol moieties have been grafted on three types of PEI of molecular weights 800, 1200, and 2000. These lipopolymers were studied for gene(More)
Rapid and effective differentiation between normal and cancer cells is an important challenge for the diagnosis and treatment of tumors. Here, we describe an array-based system for identification of normal and cancer cells based on a "chemical nose/tongue" approach that exploits subtle changes in the physicochemical nature of different cell surfaces. Their(More)
This feature article describes the recent developments in the design of cationic lipids and their applications in gene delivery. Various structure-activity investigations explaining the variations in gene transfection efficacies with respect to different molecular structures of the cationic lipids have been discussed. Gene transfer abilities are presented(More)
A structure-activity investigation was undertaken to see the effect of the nature of the spacer on the gene transfection efficacies of thiocholesterol-derived cationic gemini lipids possessing disulfide linkage between the cationic headgroup and the thiocholesterol moiety. Three gemini cationic lipids possessing hydrophobic flexible (-(CH 2) 5-; 1),(More)
Four novel cholesterol-based gemini cationic lipids differing in the length of oxyethylene-type spacers [-CH2-(CH2-O-CH2)n-CH2-] between each ammonium headgroup have been synthesized. These formed stable suspensions in aqueous media. Cationic liposomes were prepared from each of these lipids individually and as mixtures of cationic lipid and DOPE. These(More)
Eight cholesterol based cationic lipids differing in the headgroup have been synthesized based on the ether linkage between the cationic headgroup and the cholesterol backbone. All the lipids formed stable suspensions in water. Transfection efficacies were examined in the absence and presence of serum using their optimized liposomal (lipid:DOPE)(More)
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) provide attractive vehicles for delivery of drugs, genetic materials, proteins, and small molecules. AuNPs feature low core toxicity coupled with the ability to parametrically control particle size and surface properties. In this review, we focus on engineering of the AuNP surface monolayer, highlighting recent advances in tuning(More)
Five cholesterol-based gemini cationic lipids, which differ in the length of the spacer [-(CH2)n-] chain between the head groups, have been synthesized. These lipids are useful as nonviral gene delivery agents, and all cholesterol-based gemini lipids (2a-2e) are better transfecting agents than their monomeric lipid counterpart 1. Transfection efficiency of(More)
Numerous PEI derived polymers have been explored for their use in gene delivery. Nine PEI-chol lipopolymers based on cholesterol grafting on three polyethyleneimines (PEI) of different molecular weights have been synthesized. Firstly their aggregation behavior has been studied using transmission electron microscopy and then their interactions with(More)
Six novel gemini cationic lipids based on aromatic backbone, bearing n-C14H 29 or n-C16H33 hydrocarbon chains, differing in the length of oxyethylene type spacers -CH2-(CH2-O-CH2)m-CH2- between each ammonium headgroups have been synthesized, where m varies from 1 to 3. Each of these lipids formed stable suspensions in aqueous media. Cationic liposomes were(More)