Low molecular weight polyethylenimine conjugated gold nanoparticles as efficient gene vectors.


Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) conjugated with low molecular weight polyethylenimine (PEI 800 Da) were synthesized, and their characteristics as gene transfection vectors were investigated. The polyethylenimine conjugated GNPs (GNP-PEI800s) can retard plasmid DNA completely at N/P ratios above 4 in electrophoresis on agarose gel, and they also render effective… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/bc900374d