Development of Multinuclear Polymeric Nanoparticles as Robust Protein Nanocarriers
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CitationWu, Jun, Nazila Kamaly, Jinjun Shi, Lili Zhao, Zeyu Xiao, Geoffrey Hollett, Rohit John, et al. 2014. “Development of Multinuclear Polymeric Nanoparticles as Robust Protein Nanocarriers.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53 (34) (July 2): 8975–8979. doi:10.1002/anie.201404766.
AbstractOne limitation of current biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles is their inability to effectively encapsulate and sustainably release proteins while maintaining protein bioactivity. Here we report the engineering of a PLGA-polycation nanoparticle platform with core-shell structure as a robust vector for the encapsulation and delivery of proteins and peptides. We demonstrate that the optimized nanoparticles can load high amounts of proteins (>20% of nanoparticles by weight) in aqueous solution by simple mixing via electrostatic interactions without organic solvents, forming nanospheres in seconds with diameter <200 nm. We also investigate the relationship between nanosphere size, surface charge, PLGA-polycation composition, and protein loading. The stable nanosphere complexes contain multiple PLGA-polycation nanoparticles, surrounded by large amounts of protein. This study highlights a novel nanoparticle platform and nanotechnology strategy for the delivery of proteins and other relevant molecules.
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