Hiroo Nakagawa

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The purpose of this study was to develop a gene vector electrostatically assembled with a polysaccharide capsule. We used pDNA/polyethylenimine (PEI) complexes as efficient non-viral vectors. The pDNA/PEI complex was electrostatically encapsulated with various polysaccharides such as fucoidan, lambda-carrageenan, xanthan gum, alginic acid, hyaluronic acid,(More)
Title Gamma-polyglutamic acid-coated vectors for effective and safe gene therapy. Author(s) Kurosaki, Tomoaki; Kitahara, Takashi; Kawakami, Shigeru; Higuchi, Yuriko; Yamaguchi, Ayumi; Nakagawa, Hiroo; Kodama, Yukinobu; Hamamoto, Tomoyuki; Hashida, Mitsuru; Sasaki, Hitoshi Citation Journal of controlled release, 142(3), pp.404-410; 2010 Issue Date 2010-03-19(More)
In the present study, we developed some novel gene delivery vectors, coated cationic complexes with gamma-polyglutamic acid (gamma-PGA) for effective and safe gene therapy. Cationic complexes were constructed with pDNA and cationic vectors, such as poly-L-arginine hydrochloride (PLA), poly-L-lysine hydrobromide (PLL), N-[1-(2, 3-dioleyloxy) propyl]-N, N,(More)
We discovered a vector coated by gamma-polyglutamic acid (gamma-PGA) for effective and safe gene delivery. In order to develop a useful non-viral vector, we prepared several ternary complexes constructed with pDNA, polyethylenimine (PEI), and various polyanions, such as polyadenylic acid, polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid, alpha-polyaspartic acid,(More)
To develop a novel cancer vaccine using the targeting system of antigen protein to antigen-presenting cells (APCs) for efficient and safe cancer therapy. The novel delivery system was constructed with antigen protein, benzalkonium chloride (BK), and γ-polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA), using ovalbumin (OVA) as a model antigen protein and evaluating its immune(More)
We developed a novel vector, electrostatically coated poly(ethylenimine) (PEI)/pDNA complexes with folic acid (FA). Without covalent binding, the FA molecules could coat the PEI/pDNA complexes, and stable anionic nanoparticles were formed at a charge ratio greater than 60. The addition of FA markedly decreased the cytotoxicity of the cationic PEI/pDNA(More)
We developed polyethylenimine (PEI) lipopolyplexes with N-[1-(2,3-dioleyloxy)propyl]-N,N,N-trimethlylammonium chloride (DOTMA) and pDNA to investigate their usefulness for in vitro and in vivo gene delivery. The charge ratio of the complex to pDNA was calculated with molar values of nitrogen of PEI, and nitrogen of DOTMA to phosphate of pDNA. The polyplexes(More)
PURPOSE In this study, we developed various ternary complexes of encapsulated polyplexes and lipoplexes using chondroitin sulfate (CS) and investigated their universal usefulness for gene delivery. METHODS To prepare the cationic complexes, pDNA was mixed with some cationic vectors such as poly-L-arginine, poly-L-lysine, N-[1-(2, 3-dioleyloxy) propyl]-N,(More)
We developed a novel small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery system using a ternary complex with polyethyleneimine (PEI) and γ-polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA), which showed silencing effect and no cytotoxicity. The binary complexes of siRNA with PEI were approximately 73-102 nm in particle size and 45-52 mV in ζ-potential. The silencing effect of siRNA/PEI(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a new type of gene vector, polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendriplex pharmaceutically modified, based on electrostatic interactions, by various anionic polymers. The γ-polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA)/PAMAM dendriplex and the α-PGA/PAMAM dendriplex formed a stable complex, although α-polyaspartic acid and heparin released pDNA from(More)