Nobuyuki Morimoto

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An effective intracellular protein delivery system with self-assembled cationic nanogels is reported. Interaction of proteins with self-assembled nanogels of cationic cholesteryl group-bearing pullulans (CHPNH 2) was investigated by dynamic light scattering (DLS), transmission electron micrograph (TEM), fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), and(More)
The cholesterol-bearing pullulan (CHP)-nanogels are able to trap hydrophobic drugs or proteins inside the nanogels, which is potential in application to drug delivery system and tissue engineering. On the other hand, prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) plays important roles in wound healing and PGE1 ointment has been clinically used to treat chronic skin ulcers and(More)
Cycloamylose (CA) exhibits differences in geometry and greater colloidal stability compared with amylose. Here we report the synthesis of a cationic CA derivative and its application for gene delivery. Cationic CA (catCA) and cationic amylose (catAmy) were synthesized by introducing spermine groups. The interactions between catCA or catAmy with plasmid DNA(More)
Segmented polyurethanes, (SPU)s, are widely used in the biomedical fields because of their excellent mechanical property. However, when blood is in contact with the SPU, non-specific biofouling on the SPU occurs which reduces its mechanical property. To obtain novel blood compatible elastomers, the surface of the SPU was modified with 2-methacryloyloxyethyl(More)
In this study, we prepared a new associating polymer, ChMaPLL, by the substitution of the poly(L-lysine) moiety with oligosaccharide amylose primer and cholesterol. ChMaPLL formed positively charged polypeptide nanogels (~50 nm) via self-assembly in water. The nanogels showed a secondary structural transition to an α-helix structure induced by(More)
An enzyme-responsive artificial chaperone system which employs an amphiphilic amylose primer (dodecyl maltopentaose, C12-MP) as a surfactant and phosphorylase b was designed to enable protein refolding. Effective refolding of carbonic anhydrase B after both heat denaturation (70 degrees C for 10min) and guanidine hydrochloride (6M) denaturation was observed(More)
The assembly of cholesteryl derivatives of the highly branched polysaccharide mannan Mw = (5.2 x 104 g/mol) in dilute aqueous solution was investigated by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, size-exclusion chromatography coupled with multiangle laser scattering (SEC-MALLS), dynamic light scattering (DLS), atomic force microscopy (AFM),(More)
Hybrid nanogels consisting of cholesteryl-modified pullulan (CHP) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) were synthesized by graft free-radical copolymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) onto methacryloyl-substituted CHP nanogels (CHPMA) in water at 50 degrees C in the presence of a water-soluble free radical initiator. Depending on the initial(More)
New hybrid hydrogels with nanogel domains were obtained by using polymerizable self-assembled nanogels as cross-linkers. Methacryloyl groups were introduced to cholesteryl group-bearing pullulan (CHP). The methacryloyl group-bearing CHPs (CHPMAs) formed nanogels by their self-association in water (R(g) = 14-17 nm). CHPMA nanogels were polymerized with(More)