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Tetraphenylporphyrin Tethered Chitosan Based Carriers for Photochemical Transfection.
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PMID:  23281854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: Water soluble amphiphilic chitosan nanocarriers tethered with the photosensitizer meso-tetraphenylporphyrin were synthesized, in a seven step procedure, starting from 3,6-di-O-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-chitosan and 5-(p-aminophenyl)-10,15,20-triphenylporphyrin. The lipophilic photosensitizer could be introduced in a quantitative and reproducible reaction to give either 0.1 or 0.25 degree of substitution per glucosamine monomer. Fluorescence and NMR investigations revealed the dynamic structures of the carriers, which formed nanoparticles in aqueous solution with a core of -stacked photosensitizers. These carriers can then unfold in the lipophilic environment and the photosensitizer moiety can thus be inserted into the cell membrane. The efficacy of the carriers for photochemical internalization (PCI) mediated gene delivery was evaluated in vitro using the HCT116/LUC human colon carcinoma cell line. The efficacy of transfection was comparable to what could be achieved by the reference compound and current clinical candidate TPCS2a.
Vivek S Gaware; Monika Håkerud; Kristjan Leosson; Sigridur Jonsdottir; Anders Høgset; Kristian Berg; Már Másson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-4804     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Chem.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9716531     Medline TA:  J Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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