Valeria Sigot

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We describe the preparation, biophysical characterization, and receptor-mediated cellular internalization of biotinylated lipid particles (BLPs) loaded on the surface and internally with two distinct (colors) of quantum dot (QD) probes. BLPs were formulated with 1.4 and 2.7 mol % PEG-lipids containing either a fusogenic or pH-sensitive lipid to promote(More)
Self-assembling supramolecular complexes are of great interest for bottom-up research like nanotechnology. DNA is an inexpensive building block with sequence-specific self-assembling capabilities through Watson-Crick and/or Hoogsteen base pairing and could be used for applications in surface chemistry, material science, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics,(More)
Lipid nanoparticles composed of mixtures of PEGylated-lipids; cationic and neutral lipids prepared by detergent dialysis can encapsulate biological active molecules and show considerable potential as systemic therapeutic agents. Addition of biotinylated lipids to this formulation allows surface modification of these particles with a suitable ligand or probe(More)
Quantum dots (QDs) are unique probes due to their special properties (brightness, photostability, narrowband emission and broadband absorption), and excellent bio(chemical)compatibility for imaging structures and functions of living cells. When functionalized with ligands, they enable the recognition of specific targets and the tracking of dynamic processes(More)
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