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|Title:||Modified silica particles for gene delivery|
Schmidt, Helmut K.
|Year of Publication:||2003|
|OPUS Source:||Materials science & engineering / C. - 23. 2003, 1/2, S. 93-97|
|SWD key words:||Siliciumdioxid|
|DDC notations:||620 Engineering and machine engineering|
|Publikation type:||Journal Article|
|Abstract:||In somatic gene therapy, new concepts for the transfer of DNA into specific cell nuclei are of interest. Inorganic nanoparticles have an interesting potential as DNA carrier system due to the possibility to tailor their surface reactivity and the electrical surface potential (zeta potential) that can be obtained by the surface modification. SiO2 nanoparticles have been chosen for reasons of low toxicity. In order to obtain positively charged nanoparticles, basic surface groupings have been selected. Different types of alkoxysilanes and amines have been tested for surface modification Of SiO2 nanoparticles. The zeta potential at pH = 7.4 could be varied from - 38.8 mV (unmodified 10 nm particles) to + 20 mV (gamma-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane) and to + 49.8 mV (glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane and ethylendiamine). DNA could be completely immobilized at the nanoparticle surface and nanoparticle/DNA ratios between 2 and 15 (w/w) were obtained. The interaction of DNA with the particle surface correlates with an increasing number of modifier molecules on the particle surface.|
|Link to this record:||urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-30511|
|Date of registration:||2-Dec-2010|
|Faculty:||SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen|
|Department:||SE - INM Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien|
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