Synthetic Approaches for Nucleic Acid Delivery: Choosing the Right Carriers
AbstractThe discovery of the genetic roots of various human diseases has motivated the exploration of different exogenous nucleic acids as therapeutic agents to treat these genetic disorders (inherited or acquired). However, the physicochemical properties of nucleic acids render them liable to degradation and also restrict their cellular entrance and gene translation/inhibition at the correct cellular location. Therefore, gene condensation/protection and guided intracellular trafficking are necessary for exogenous nucleic acids to function inside cells. Diversified cationic formulation materials, including natural and synthetic lipids, polymers, and proteins/peptides, have been developed to facilitate the intracellular transportation of exogenous nucleic acids. The chemical properties of different formulation materials determine their special features for nucleic acid delivery, so understanding the property–function correlation of the formulation materials will inspire the development of next-generation gene delivery carriers. Therefore, in this review, we focus on the chemical properties of different types of formulation materials and discuss how these formulation materials function as protectors and cellular pathfinders for nucleic acids, bringing them to their destination by overcoming different cellular barriers. View Full-Text
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Ni, R.; Feng, R.; Chau, Y. Synthetic Approaches for Nucleic Acid Delivery: Choosing the Right Carriers. Life 2019, 9, 59.
Ni R, Feng R, Chau Y. Synthetic Approaches for Nucleic Acid Delivery: Choosing the Right Carriers. Life. 2019; 9(3):59.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ni, Rong; Feng, Ruilu; Chau, Ying. 2019. "Synthetic Approaches for Nucleic Acid Delivery: Choosing the Right Carriers." Life 9, no. 3: 59.
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