Soo Chang Song

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BACKGROUND Polyethylenimine (PEI) is toxic although it is one of the most successful and widely used gene delivery polymers with the aid of the proton sponge effect. Therefore, development of new novel gene delivery carriers having high efficiency with less toxicity is necessary. METHODS In this study, a degradable poly(ester amine) carrier based on(More)
An aggregate of specific cells is often regarded as a better form of single-cell in artificial organs and mammalian cell bioreactors for improved cell-specific functions. In this study, freshly harvested primary rat hepatocytes, cultivated as spheroids and entrapped in a synthetic thermoreversible extracellular matrix, were examined for differentiation(More)
An antitumor (diamine)platinum moiety was introduced to poly(organophosphazene) by using dicarboxylate spacers, glutamate or aspartate. A liver targeting beta-galactosyl group was also bound to 5-carboxyl-1-pentoxy residue of poly(organophosphazene) by carboxy activation with mixed anhydride method. After characterization of these polymeric conjugates by(More)
The synthetic (1-->6)-alpha-D-glucopyranan with branching and without branching were tested as a new hypoglycaemic drug. (1-->6)-alpha-D-glucopyranan having an alpha-D-glucopyranosyl branch at the C-3 position (1) showed a remarkable hypoglycaemic activity on i.p. injection to mice. The polysaccharide having both alpha- and beta-glucopyranosyl branches (2)(More)
A SU derivative, mimicking glibenclamide in chemical structure, was synthesized to incorporate it into a water-soluble polymeric backbone as a biospecific and stimulating polymer for insulin secretion. The ability of insulin secretion was examined with different glucose concentrations (3.3 and 11.6 mM). Although the vinylated SU did not exhibit significant(More)
Treatment of diabetes mellitus by insulin injections provides long-term control of the disease but lacks any feedback response to glucose concentration changes, which finally leads to a number of life-threatening conditions. The purpose of this study was to improve and optimize an implantable, concanavalin A (Con A) based, glucose-responsive insulin(More)
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