Multifunctional, biocompatible supramolecular hydrogelators consist only of nucleobase, amino acid, and glycoside.

@article{Li2011MultifunctionalBS,
  title={Multifunctional, biocompatible supramolecular hydrogelators consist only of nucleobase, amino acid, and glycoside.},
  author={Xinming Li and Yi Kuang and Junfeng Shi and Yuan Gao and Hsin-Chieh Lin and Bing Xu},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 43},
  pages={17513-8}
}
The integration of nucleobase, amino acid, and glycoside into a single molecule results in a novel class of supramolecular hydrogelators, which not only exhibit biocompatibility and biostability but also facilitate the entry of nucleic acids into cytosol and nuclei of cells. This work illustrates a simple way to generate an unprecedented molecular… CONTINUE READING