Preparation of Dexamethasone-Based Cationic Liposome and Its Application to Gene Delivery In Vitro
In this study, dexamethasone was conjugated to PAMAM dendrimer (generation 0) and its gene transfection efficiency was investigated. To make a liposomal solution for gene delivery, DOPE was used as a fusogenic helper lipid. In gel retardation assay, PAMAM-dexamethasone conjugate (PAM-Dex)/DOPE liposome/DNA complex was completely retarded at 8:1 N/P (nitrogen/phosphate) ratio. The physicochemical characteristics are studied by measuring the average size distribution and ζ-potential values of the complexes. In vitro transfection assay showed that the PAM-Dex/DOPE liposome/DNA complex displayed higher gene delivery efficiency compared to PAMAM/DNA complex. In addition, PAM-Dex/DOPE liposome showed the lowest toxicity compared to PAMAM, PEI 25 kD and Lipofectamine. These results indicate that PAM-Dex/DOPE liposome has a potential to be used as an efficient gene carrier for gene therapy.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2011
More about this publication?
- Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites