Suchithra Senevirathne

Suchithra Senevirathne
University of Texas at Dallas | UTD · Chemistry

PhD

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Amphiphilic diblock copolymers bearing histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) (4-phenyl butyric acid and valproic acid) were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of γ-4-phenylbutyrate-ε-caprolactone (PBACL), γ-valproate-ε-caprolactone (VPACL), and ε-caprolactone (CL) from a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) macroinitiator. These amphiphilic dibloc...
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The attachment of Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors via covalent bonds to biocompatible and biodegradable block copolymers provides a new research direction for cancer treatment. Herein, we report the synthesis and characterization of valproic acid ester pro-drug micelles of amphiphilic polycaprolactone block copolymers and their potential appl...
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Block copolymers synthesized by the ring-opening polymerization of γ-2-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethoxy-ɛ-caprolactone (ME3CL), γ-2-methoxyethoxy-ɛ-caprolactone (ME1CL), and ε-caprolactone (CL) are reported. Previously, diblock copolymers of PME3CL-b-PME1CL displayed excellent thermoresponsive tunability (31 – 43 °C) and self-assembled into micell...
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Due to the high cost and uncertain success of new drug development, tremendous effort is devoted to increasing the efficacy of established anti-cancer drugs. Development of polymer prodrug conjugates has evolved recently in the nano-medicine field for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The major advantage of using polymer drug conjugates is that the c...
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The effect of the core substituent structure on the micellar behavior of thermoresponsive amphiphilic poly(ε-caprolactone) diblock copolymer micelles was investigated through a combination of experimental and computational methods. The polycaprolactone (PCL) amphiphilic block copolymers used in this study consisted of a hydrophilic poly{γ-2-[2-(2-m...

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