Shintaro Fumoto

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Purpose. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the in vivo genetransfer for galactosylated liposomes containingcholesten-5-yloxy-N-(4-((1-imino-2-β-D-thiogalactosylethyl)amino)butyl)formamide(Gal-C4-Chol)in relation to lipid composition and charge ratio. Methods. Galactosylated cationic liposomes(More)
To optimize a receptor-mediated and cell-selective gene transfer with polyethyleneimine (PEI)-based vector, we synthesized three galactosylated PEIs (Gal-PEI) with different molecular weights (PEI(1800), PEI(10,000), and PEI(70,000)) and investigated their potential as a targetable vector to asialoglycoprotein receptor-positive cells. All PEI derivatives(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 studied the intrahepatic disposition characteristics of galactosylated polyethylenimine (Gal-PEI)/plasmid DNA (pDNA) complexes using rat liver perfusion experiment. After intraportal administration, transfection activity in liver of Gal-PEI complexes was approximately 26-fold higher than that of native PEI complexes. To evaluate the relationship between(More)
Novel galactosylated neutral liposomes containing cholesten-5-yloxy-N-(4-((1-imino-2-beta-D-thiogalactosylethyl)amino)butyl)formamide (Gal-C4-Chol) as a "homing" device were developed for hepatocyte-selective drug targeting. Distearoylphosphatidylcholine (DSPC)/cholesterol (Chol) (60:40) and DSPC/Chol/Gal-C4-Chol (60:35:5) liposomes were prepared and(More)
Prostaglandin E(1) (PGE(1) ) was incorporated in galactosylated liposomes containing cholesten-5-yloxy-N-(4-((1-imino-2-beta-D-thiogalactosyle thyl)amino)b utyl)formamide (Gal-C4-Chol) intended for hepatocyte-selective delivery. Liposomes composed of distearoylphosphatidylcholine (DSPC)/cholesterol (Chol)/Gal-C4-Chol (60∶35∶5) were prepared and(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine drug distribution in the liver after drug application to the rat liver surface. Phenolsulfonphthalein (PSP) and fluorescein isothiocyanate dextran (MW 4400, FD-4) as model compounds or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was applied to the rat liver surface by employing a cylindrical diffusion cell (i.d. 9 mm, 0.64 cm2). Then,(More)
We examined the absorption of phenolsulfonphthalein (PSP) and fluorescein isothiocyanate dextrans (FD-4, MW 4400; FD-10, MW 9500; FD-40, MW 40 500) as model compounds through the small intestinal serosal surface. After application to the rat small intestinal serosal surface using a cylindrical diffusion cell, each compound was absorbed at different rates.(More)
The purpose of the present study was to achieve a stomach-selective gene transfer following the administration of naked plasmid DNA (pDNA) onto the gastric serosal surface in mice. Gene expression in the stomach and other tissues was evaluated by firefly luciferase activity. Six hours after gastric serosal surface instillation of naked pDNA, high gene(More)
The present study was undertaken to elucidate the stomach- and site-selective delivery of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) following its application on the gastric serosal surface in rats. An experimental system utilizing a cylindrical diffusion cell attached to the gastric serosal surface was established. To evaluate the gastric distribution of 5-FU, the stomach was(More)