Galactosylated low molecular weight chitosan as DNA carrier for hepatocyte-targeting.

Chitosan has the potential for DNA complexation and is useful as a non-viral vector for gene delivery. Highly purified low molecular weight chitosan (LMWC) was prepared. Lactobionic acid (LA) bearing galactose group was coupled with LMWC for liver-specificity. A series of galactosylated-LMWC (gal-LMWC) samples covering a range of galactose group contents… CONTINUE READING