volume 274, issue 1-2, P41-52 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.12.029
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Abstract: Wider use of the transfection agent polymer polyethylenimine (PEI) in vivo has been hampered by its toxicity. In order to examine whether material combining properties of polymers and lipid type of carriers would have improved characteristics, four PEI derivatives were synthesised: The methylation of the branched PEI (25 kDa) created a permanently charged quaternary ammonium derivative. Acylation of these backbones using pendant palmitic acid chains created amphiphilic PEI variants which formed nanoparticles o…

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