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The biodistribution profile of a series of linear N-(2-hydroxylpropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymers was compared with that of branched poly(amido amine) dendrimers containing surface hydroxyl groups (PAMAM-OH) in orthotopic ovarian-tumor-bearing mice. Below an average molecular weight (MW) of 29 kDa, the HPMA copolymers were smaller than the PAMAM-OH(More)
This article summarizes efforts to evaluate poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimers as carriers for oral drug delivery. Specifically, the effect of PAMAM generation, surface charge and surface modification on toxicity, cellular uptake and transepithelial transport is discussed. Studies on Caco-2 monolayers, as models of intestinal epithelial barrier, show that(More)
Oral delivery of camptothecin has a treatment advantage but is limited by low bioavailability and gastrointestinal toxicity. Poly(amido amine) or PAMAM dendrimers have shown promise as intestinal penetration enhancers, drug solubilizers and drug carriers for oral delivery in vitro and in situ. There have been very limited studies in vivo to evaluate PAMAM(More)
In most drug delivery systems the clinician does not have control over the location of drug delivery after the therapeutic has been administered. As the location of the tumor mass is often known in many patients, a therapy system which enables the clinician to play an active role in nanomedicine localization would provide an advantage. Here, we show a new(More)
The influence of size, surface charge and surface functionality of poly(amido amine) dendrimers and silica nanoparticles (SNPs) on their toxicity was studied in immunocompetent mice. After systematic characterization of nanoparticles, they were administered to CD-1 (caesarean derived-1) mice to evaluate acute toxicity. A distinct trend in nanotoxicity based(More)
Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) are a multi-component modality comprising of an antibody targeting a cell-specific antigen, a potent drug/payload, and a linker that can be processed within cellular compartments to release payload upon internalization. Numerous ADCs are being evaluated in both research and clinical settings within the academic and(More)
The purpose of this study was to model data from a head to head comparison of the in vivo fate of hyperbranched PAMAM dendrimers with linear HPMA copolymers in order to understand the influence of molecular weight (MW), hydrodynamic size (R h), and polymer architecture on biodistribution in tumor-bearing mice using compartmental pharmacokinetic analysis.(More)
Development of carrier systems to improve oral bioavailability and target drugs to specific sites continues to be an unmet need. The goal of this study was to evaluate the potential of anionic generation (G) 6.5 poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimers in oral drug delivery by assessing their in vivo oral translocation. G6.5-COOH dendrimers were characterized(More)
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