Water-soluble cationic poly(ferrocenylsilane): an efficient DNA condensation and transfection agent

Zhiyuan Zhong, C. Lin, Y. Ma, Mark A. Hempenius, M.C. Lok, M.M. Fretz, Johannes F.J. Engbersen, Gyula J. Vancso, W.E. Hennink, Jan Feijen

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Abstract

The DNA condensation and in vitro gene transfer properties of an organo-iron polymer, cationic poly(ferrocenylsilane), were investigated. Gel retardation assay, dynamic light scattering (DLS), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and zeta-potential measurements showed that cationic poly(ferrocenylsilane) is able to condense plasmid DNA into positively charged nano-sized particles at N/P ratios ≥ 2/1. These polyplexes displayed low cytotoxicity and were able to efficiently transfect COS-7 cells. Keywords: poly(ferrocenylsilane), plasmid DNA, polyplexes, gene delivery
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ninth European symposium on controlled drug delivery
EditorsW.E. Hennink, J. Feijen, T Sam
PublisherElsevier
Pages81-83
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2006
Event9th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2006 - Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Apr 20067 Apr 2006
Conference number: 9

Publication series

Name
PublisherElsevier
Number2
Volume116
ISSN (Print)0168-3659
ISSN (Electronic)1873-4995

Conference

Conference9th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2006
Abbreviated titleESCDD
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk aan Zee
Period5/04/067/04/06

Keywords

  • METIS-236898
  • IR-71118

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Zhong, Z., Lin, C., Ma, Y., Hempenius, M. A., Lok, M. C., Fretz, M. M., ... Feijen, J. (2006). Water-soluble cationic poly(ferrocenylsilane): an efficient DNA condensation and transfection agent. In W. E. Hennink, J. Feijen, & T. Sam (Eds.), Proceedings of the ninth European symposium on controlled drug delivery (pp. 81-83). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2006.09.061