Christophe Di Giorgio

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We describe the synthesis of a series of alpha-galacto-omega-polyamine double-chain bolaamphiphiles (Gal-CL) and report on the gene transfer mediated with lipoplexes they form either when used in conjunction with DOPE or with pcTG90:DOPE. Lipofection was investigated with human HepG2 and murine BNL-CL2 hepatocytes expressing the asialoglycoprotein (ASGP)(More)
A molecular-diversity-oriented approach for the preparation of well-defined polycationic amphiphilic cyclodextrins (paCDs) as gene-delivery systems is reported. The synthetic strategy takes advantage of the differential reactivity of primary versus secondary hydroxyl groups on the CD torus to regioselectively decorate each rim with cationic elements and(More)
Fully homogeneous facial amphiphiles consisting in a cyclodextrin (CD) platform onto which a polycationic cluster and a multi-tail hydrophobic moiety have been installed (polycationic amphiphilic CDs; paCDs) self-organized in the presence of plasmid DNA to form nanometric complexes (CDplexes) which exhibit broad-range transfection capabilities. We(More)
Self-assembled cyclodextrin (CD)-DNA nanoparticles (CDplexes) exhibiting transfection efficiencies significantly higher than PEI-based polyplexes have been prepared from homogeneous seven-fold symmetric polyaminothiourea amphiphiles constructed on a beta-cyclodextrin scaffold.
We report on the synthesis of various acridine (Acr)-spacer-nuclear localization signal (NLS) peptide conjugates and explore whether their use as NLS-labeling agent of plasmidic DNA could improve gene nuclear import and expression into cells when mediated by synthetic DNA complexes. As the conditions of successful use of the NLS properties to enhance gene(More)
We describe the synthesis of new perfluorinated dimerizable detergents which contain a tricationic or tetracationic (linear or branched spermine, respectively) polar head, and report on their cmc, their ability to condense DNA into cationic monomolecular DNA nanoparticles as well as on the in vitro transfection efficiency of these nanoparticles. Such(More)
Monodisperse facial amphiphiles consisting of a β-cyclodextrin (βCD) platform exposing a multivalent display of cationic groups at the primary rim and bearing hydrophobic chains at the secondary oxygens have been prepared by implementing two very robust "click" methodologies, namely cuprous cation-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) and(More)
A di-walled molecular umbrella (1a) has been synthesized by acylation of the terminal amino groups of spermidine with cholic acid, followed by condensation with bis(3-O-[N-1,2,3-benzotriazin-4(3H)-one]yl)-5,5'-dithiobis-2-nitrobenzoate (BDTNB), and displacement with glutathione (gamma-Glu-Cys-Gly, GSH). Replacement of the sterol hydroxyls with sulfate(More)
An efficient general strategy for the incorporation of functional elements onto the secondary hydroxyl rim of beta-cyclodextrin has been developed and applied to the synthesis of a novel series of C7-symmetric homogeneous macromolecular polycations with improved DNA complexing and delivery properties.
The synthesis of two fluorinated cationic lipids, which are analogues of frequently used synthetic gene carrier agents (including the cationic 2,3-dioleoyloxy-N-[2-(spermine-carboxamido)ethyl]-N,N-dimethyl-1-propanaminium (DOSPA) component of the commercially available liposomal Lipofectamine), and the disintegration and DNA accessibility (evaluated by the(More)