Dendriplex-Impregnated Hydrogels With Programmed Release Rate

Front Chem. 2022 Jan 5;9:780608. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2021.780608. eCollection 2021.


Hydrogels are biocompatible matrices for local delivery of nucleic acids; however, functional dopants are required to provide efficient delivery into cells. In particular, dendrimers, known as robust nucleic acid carriers, can be used as dopants. Herein, we report the first example of impregnating neutral hydrogels with siRNA-dendrimer complexes. The surface chemistry of dendrimers allows adjusting the release rate of siRNA-containing complexes. This methodology can bring new materials for biomedical applications.

PMID:35071182 | PMC:PMC8766751 | DOI:10.3389/fchem.2021.780608


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