Transferrin-Associated Lipoplexes as Gene Delivery Systems: Relevance of Mode of Preparation and Biophysical Properties

Transferrin-Associated Lipoplexes as Gene Delivery Systems: Relevance of Mode of Preparation and... The successful application of gene therapy depends highly on understanding the properties of gene carriers and their correlation with the ability to mediate transfection. An important parameter that has been described to improve transfection mediated by cationic liposomes involves association of ligands to cationic liposome–DNA complexes (lipoplexes). In this study, ternary complexes composed of 1,2-dioleoyl-3-(trimethylammonium) propane:cholesterol, plasmid DNA and transferrin (Tf, selected as a paradigm of a ligand) were prepared under various conditions, namely, in medium with different ionic strengths (HEPES-buffered saline [HBS] or dextrose), at different lipid/DNA (+/–) charge ratios and using different modes for component addition. We investigated the effect of these formulation parameters on transfection (in the absence and presence of serum), size of the complexes, degree of DNA protection and extent of their association with cells (in terms of both lipid and DNA). Our results show that all the tested parameters influenced to some extent the size of the complexes and their capacity to protect the carried genetic material, as well as the levels of cell association and transfection. The best transfection profile was observed for ternary complexes (Tf-complexes) prepared in high ionic strength solution (HBS), at charge ratios close to neutrality and according to the following order of component addition: cationic liposomes–Tf–DNA. Interestingly, in contrast to what was found for dextrose–Tf-complexes, transfection mediated by HBS-Tf-complexes in the presence of serum was highly enhanced. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Transferrin-Associated Lipoplexes as Gene Delivery Systems: Relevance of Mode of Preparation and Biophysical Properties

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Life Sciences; Human Physiology ; Biochemistry, general
ISSN
0022-2631
eISSN
1432-1424
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00232-008-9092-x
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