DNA polyplexes with dendritic glycopolymer-entrapped gold nanoparticles.


Polyplexes, composed of Salmon DNA and very small gold nanoparticles embedded into a dendritic glycopolymer architecture of sugar-modified poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI-Mal) with a molar mass of about 25,000g/mol, were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta potential measurements, micro differential scanning calorimetry (μ-DSC) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The PEI-Mal-entrapped gold nanoparticles of about 2nm in diameter influence the polyplex formation of the hyperbranched PEI containing bulky maltose, and in consequence the DNA is more compactized in the inner part of spherical polyplex particles of about 150nm in diameter. The resulting more compact core-shell polyplex particles with embedded gold nanoparticles in the outer polymer shell will be used as components in forthcoming gene delivery experiments.

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.03.001

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@article{Rumschttel2017DNAPW, title={DNA polyplexes with dendritic glycopolymer-entrapped gold nanoparticles.}, author={Jens Rumsch{\"{o}ttel and Sabine Kosmella and Claudia Prietzel and Dietmar Appelhans and Joachim Koetz}, journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces}, year={2017}, volume={154}, pages={74-81} }