Pharmaceuticals 2012, 5(1), 61-78; doi:10.3390/ph5010061
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Potential Use of Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Conjugates with Cyclodextrins as Novel Carriers for siRNA

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 5-1 Oe-honmachi, Kumamoto 862-0973, Japan
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Received: 31 October 2011; in revised form: 20 December 2011 / Accepted: 21 December 2011 / Published: 30 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RNAi-Based Therapeutics)
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Abstract: Cyclodextrin (CyD)-based nanoparticles and polyamidoamine (PAMAM) starburst dendrimers (dendrimers) are used as novel carriers for DNA and RNA. Recently, small interfering RNA (siRNA) complex with β-CyD-containing polycations (CDP) having adamantine-PEG or adamantine-PEG-transferrin underwent a phase I study for treatment of solid tumors. Multifunctional dendrimers can be used for a wide range of biomedical applications, including the interaction and intracellular delivery of DNA and RNA. The present review will address the latest developments in dendrimer conjugates with cyclodextrins for siRNA delivery including the novel sustained release system.
Keywords: cyclodextrin; polyamidoamine dendrimer; conjugate; siRNA delivery; multifunction

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Arima, H.; Motoyama, K.; Higashi, T. Potential Use of Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Conjugates with Cyclodextrins as Novel Carriers for siRNA. Pharmaceuticals 2012, 5, 61-78.

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Arima H, Motoyama K, Higashi T. Potential Use of Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Conjugates with Cyclodextrins as Novel Carriers for siRNA. Pharmaceuticals. 2012; 5(1):61-78.

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Arima, Hidetoshi; Motoyama, Keiichi; Higashi, Taishi. 2012. "Potential Use of Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Conjugates with Cyclodextrins as Novel Carriers for siRNA." Pharmaceuticals 5, no. 1: 61-78.

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