Sébastien Lecommandoux

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This paper discusses the self-assembly of block copolymers into vesicular morphology. After a brief state of art of the field, a system based on an amphiphilic poly(butadiene)- b-poly(-L-glutamic acid) (PB- b-PGA) diblock copolymer in aqueous solution is discussed in detail. The aggregation behavior of this block copolymer has been investigated by means of(More)
The synthesis of a new zwitterionic diblock copolymer poly(l-glutamic acid)-b-poly(l-lysine) (PGA-b-PLys) is described, and its self-assembly into schizophrenic vesicles that can reversibly be produced in moderate acidic or basic aqueous solutions is reported. These pH-sensitive nanoparticles are expected to be very promising candidates in macromolecular(More)
UNLABELLED The in vivo efficacy of doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded poly(γ-benzyl l-glutamate)-block-hyaluronan (PBLG(23)-b-HYA(10))-based polymersomes (PolyDOX) was evaluated. Samples were efficiently labeled with technetium-99m radionuclide with good stability for in vivo studies. PolyDOX enhanced circulation time compared to free DOX. Biodistribution studies(More)
Formulation of docetaxel (DOC), a hydrophobic anticancer drug, was successfully achieved in poly(gamma-benzyl L-glutamate)-block-hyaluronan polymersomes using a simple and reproducible nanoprecipitation method. The prepared DOC loaded polymersomes (PolyDOC) was stable either in solution or in a lyophilized form, and showed controlled release behaviour over(More)
Using "click chemistry" as an easy and versatile synthetic strategy to combine hyaluronan and polyglutamate blocks, we have prepared nanovesicles (polymersomes) that present a controlled size, excellent colloidal stability, and a high loading capacity for hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs. The unique feature of our concept is the use of hyaluronan, a(More)
Local and temporal control of drug release has for long been a main focus in the development of novel drug carriers. Polymersomes, which can load both hydrophilic and hydrophobic species and, at the same time, be tailored to respond to a desired stimulus, have drawn much attention over the last decade. Here we describe polymersomes able to encapsulate up to(More)
The aqueous solution behavior of novel polypeptide-based double hydrophilic block copolymers (DHBCs), namely, poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate]-b-poly(glutamic acid) (PDMAEMA-b-PGA), exhibiting pH- and temperature-responsiveness is presented using a combination of scattering techniques (light and neutron) and transmission electron microscopy. Close(More)
We demonstrate here the formation of compartmentalized polymersomes with an internal "gelly" cavity using an original and versatile process. Nanosize polymersomes of poly(trimethylene carbonate)-b-poly(L-glutamic acid) (PTMC-b-PGA), formed by a solvent displacement method are encapsulated with a rough "cytoplasm mimic" in giant polymersomes of(More)
Natural inspiration: Amphiphilic polysaccharide-block-polypeptide copolymers were synthesized by click chemistry from dextran end-functionalized with an alkyne group and poly(gamma-benzyl L-glutamate) end-functionalized with an azide group. The ability of these copolymers to self-assemble into small vesicles (see picture) suggests the possibility of a new(More)