Tae-Il Kim

Tae-Il Kim
Seoul National University | SNU · Department of Biosystems & Biomaterials Science and Engineering

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In this work, zoledronic acid-loaded cationic methylcellulose polyplex nanoparticles were developed for enhanced gene delivery efficiency and breast cancer cell killing effect. Zoledronic acid (Zol) is one of bisphosphonate derivatives, which is used for osteoporosis treatment and also can induce apoptosis to breast cancer cells. First, cationic me...
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In this work, highly osmotic oxidized sucrose-crosslinked polyethylenimine (SP2K) polymers were developed for gene delivery systems, and the transfection mechanism is examined. First, periodate-oxidized sucrose and polyethylenimine 2K (PEI2K) were crosslinked with various feed ratios via reductive amination. The synthesis was confirmed by 1H NMR an...
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Streptococcus parauberis is utilized as an oral vaccine by first inactivating the cells with formalin to produce formalin- killed cells (FKC) and then encapsulating them with polymer beads consisting of a cross-linked alginate-Ca2 + network. The encapsulation efficiency and media-dependent release are controlled by pre-treating the FKC with two typ...
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Tumor tissue represents a slightly acidic pH condition compared to normal tissue due to the accumulation of lactic acids via anaerobic metabolism. In this work, pH-responsive charge-conversional polymer (poly(ethylene imine)-poly(l-lysine)-poly(l-glutamic acid), PKE polymer) was employed for endowing charge-conversional property and serum stability...
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Cationic barley β-glucan derivatives (bGPEIs) with various polyethylenimine 2k (PEI2k) graft degrees were synthesized by periodate oxidation of backbone vicinal diols and reductive amination of PEI2k for gene delivery systems. bGPEIs could form positively charged (∼40 mV zeta-potential) and nano-sized (∼150 nm) spherical polyplexes. Cytotoxicity of...
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Fluorinated intermediate molecular weight polyethylenimine (FP2ks) with various fluorination degrees were synthesized by conjugation with heptafluorobutyric anhydride and the fluorination effect for gene delivery systems was examined. FP2ks could condense pDNA, forming compact, positively charged, and nano‐sized spherical particles. It was thought...
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i-motif is cytosine (C)-rich oligonucleotide (ODN) which shows pH-responsive structure change in acidic condition. Therefore, it has been utilized for the trigger of intercalated drug release, responding to environmental pH change. In this study, 2.76 molecules of i-motif binding ODNs (IBOs) were conjugated to each hyaluronic acid (HA) via amide bo...
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Cholic acid-conjugated methylcellulose-polyethylenimines (MCPEI-CAs) were synthesized and characterized for drug delivery systems. Their synthesis was confirmed by 1H NMR and FT-IR analysis. Induced circular dichroism result with Congo red showed that methylcellulose (MC) and polyethylenimine-grafted cationic derivative (MC-PEI) would have helical...
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Poly(ethylene imine)-poly(L-lysine)-poly(L-glutamic acid) (PKE) polymers with various glutamic acid portions were synthesized by ring opening polymerization of L-lysine N-carboxyanhydride (NCA) and L-glutamic acid NCA from poly(ethylene imine) 1.8 kDa (PEI1.8k) as a macroinitiator. It was found that their glutamic acid residues could buffer endosom...
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Background: Phenylboronic acid-polymers (PBA-polymers) have attracted tremendous attention as potential stimuli-responsive materials with applications in drug-delivery depots, scaffolds for tissue engineering, HIV barriers, and biomolecule-detecting/sensing platforms. The unique aspect for PBA-polymers is their interactions with diols, which resul...
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We prepared hybrids consisting of Angelica gigas Nakai (AGN) root or flower extract and layered double hydroxide (LDH) for potential anticancer nanomedicine, as decursin species (DS) in AGN are known to have anticancer activity. Dimethylsulfoxide solvent was determined hybridization reaction media, as it has affinity to both AGN and LDH moiety. In...
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In order to control Mg/Al ratio in hydrotalcite type layered double hydroxide (LDH), LDH was prepared through coprecipitation under varied synthetic parameters such as initial Mg/Al ratio (from 1 to 20) in metal solution and coprecipitation pH (9.5, 10, 10.5 and 11). Phase evolution of hydrotalcite or impurities was examined with powder X-ray diffr...
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Self-assembling multifunctional peptide was designed for gene delivery systems. The multifunctional peptide (MP) consists of cellular penetrating peptide moiety (R 8 ), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) specific sequence (GPLGV), pH-responsive moiety (H 5 ), and hydrophobic moiety (palmitic acid) (CR 8 GPLGVH 5 -Pal). MP was oxidized to form multi...
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Agmatine-containing bioreducible polymer, poly(cystaminebisacrylamide-agmatine) (poly(CBA-AG)) was synthesized for gene delivery systems. It could form 200-300 nm sized and positively charged polyplexes with pDNA, which could release pDNA in reducing environment due to the internal disulfide bonds cleavage. poly(CBA-AG) also showed a spontaneous de...
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Crosslinked bioreducible polypropylenimine-cystaminebisacrylamides (PPI-CBAs) were synthesized for gene delivery systems. They formed nano-sized polyplexes with high stability even in reducing condition probably due to the re-crosslinking. PPI-CBAs displayed high transfection efficiency comparable to PEI25k in serum condition. However, cytotoxicity...
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An attempt was made to control the surface charge of colloidal silica nanoparticles with 20 nm and 100 nm diameters. Untreated silica nanoparticles were determined to be highly negatively charged and have stable hydrodynamic sizes in a wide pH range. To change the surface to a positively charged form, various coating agents, such as amine containin...
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In this work, methylcellulose was employed as a template polymer with graft of polyethylenimine 0.8 kDa (PEI0.8k) for gene delivery systems. Synthesized PEI-grafted oxidized methylcellulose (MC-PEI) could condense pDNA into positively charged and nano-sized particles, which could protect pDNA from serum nuclease. The cytotoxicity of MC-PEI was mini...
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Objective: Layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanoparticles have been studied as cellular delivery carriers for anionic anticancer agents. As MTX and 5-FU are clinically utilized anticancer drugs in combination therapy, we aimed to enhance the therapeutic performance with the help of LDH nanoparticles. Method: Anticancer drugs, MTX and 5-FU, and the...
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In this work, guanidinylated polyethylenimine-conjugated chitosan (CS-PEI-G) was synthesized, and characterized for efficient gene delivery systems. Low molecular weight PEI (0.8 kDa) was conjugated to chitosan as a low cytotoxic template for introducing the integrated bio-functionalities and guanidine groups, which are important components of cell...
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Bioreducible polymers, which can be degraded in reducing environment due to the cleavage of internal disulfide bonds, have been developed for gene delivery systems. They show high stability in extracellular physiological condition and cytoplasm-specific release of genetic materials, as well as decreased cytotoxicity because cytoplasm is a reducing...
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Graphene oxide has unique physiochemical properties, showing great potentials in biomedical applications. In the present work, functionalized reduced graphene oxide (PEG-BPEI-rGO) has been developed as a nanotemplate for photothermally triggered cytosolic drug delivery by inducing endosomal disruption and subsequent drug release. PEG-BPEI-rGO has a...
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We have successfully prepared nanohybrids of biofunctional ferulic acid and layered double hydroxide nanomaterials through reconstruction and exfoliation-reassembly routes. From X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy, both nanohybrids were determined to incorporate ferulic acid molecules in anionic form. Micrsocopic results showed that the nan...
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Tomalia and coworkers first reported spherical cationic Starburst poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers that consist of primary amines on the surface and tertiary amines in the interior. 1 Being well-defined and highly-branched macromolecules, they have been used in many fields includ-ing gene delivery. 2 Although poly(amidoamine) dendrimer forms a c...
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Erythropoietin (EPO) plays a key regulatory role in the formation of new red blood cells (RBCs). Erythropoietin may also have a role as a therapeutic agent to counteract ischemic injury in neural, cardiac and endothelial cells. One of the limitations preventing the therapeutic application of EPO is its short half-life. The goal of this study was to...
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Glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) encoding dual plasmid (pDNA) system (TSTA (SP-GLP-1)) which is composed of pβ-Gal4-p65 and pUAS-SP-GLP-1 was constructed to improve the production and secretion of expressed GLP-1 by combining the advantages of signal peptide (SP) and two-step transcription amplification (TSTA) system. Its potential for GLP-1 gene deli...
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Systemic administration of adenovirus (Ad) vectors is complicated by host immune responses and viral accumulation in the liver, resulting in a short circulatory virus half-life, low efficacy, and host side effects. Ad surface modification is thus required to enhance safety and therapeutic efficacy. An arginine-grafted bioreducible polymer (ABP) was...
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Even though oncolytic adenovirus (Ad) has been highlighted in the field of cancer gene therapy, transductional targeting and immune privilege still remain difficult challenges. The recent reports have noted the increasing tendency of adenoviral surface shielding with polymer to overcome the limits of its practical application. We previously reporte...
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Bioreducible polymers, which possess mainly disulfide linkages in the polymer structures, have appeared as ideal gene delivery carriers due to the high stability in extracellular physiological condition and bioreduction-triggered release of genetic materials, as well as decreased cytotoxicity because intracellular cytosol is a reducing environment...
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Bioreducible cationic polymers (p(DAH(a)-R/API(b))s) composed of different ratios (a:b=2:1, 1:1, 1:2) between arginine-grafted diaminohexane (DAH-R) (cell penetrating functionality) and 1-(3-aminopropyl) imidazole (API) (endosome buffering functionality) monomers were synthesized by Michael reaction of N,N'-cystaminebisacrylamide (CBA) with them, i...
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Adenoviral vectors offer many advantages for cancer gene therapy, including high transduction efficiency, but safety concerns related to severe immunogenicity and other side effects have led to careful reconsideration of their use in human clinical trials. To overcome these issues, a strategy of generating hybrid vectors that combine viral and non-...
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This study was designed to assess the in vitro gene expression efficiency and therapeutic effectiveness of polymer mediated transfection of primary myoblasts. Autologous primary myoblast transplantation may improve the function of infarcted myocardium via myogenesis. In addition, primary myoblasts can carry exogenous angiogenic genes that encode an...
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Guanidinylated bioreducible polymer (GBP) was developed for gene delivery systems utilizing cellular penetrating ability of guanidine groups. GBP could retard pDNA from a weight ratio of 5 completely in agarose gel electrophoresis but pDNA was released from GBP polyplexes even at a weight ratio of 20 in reducing condition (2.5mm DTT) due to their b...
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Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are able to silence their target genes when they are successfully delivered intact into the cytoplasm. Delivery systems that enhance siRNA localization to the cytoplasm can facilitate gene silencing by siRNA therapeutics. We describe an arginine-conjugated poly(cystaminebisacrylamide-diaminohexane) (poly(CBA-DAH-R)),...
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In this study, we developed an expression system of exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) analog, using a secretion signal peptide (SP) to facilitate exendin-4 secretion. For delivery of the exendin-4 expression system, high-molecular-weight polyethylenimine (25 kDa, PEI25k), low-molecular-weight polyethylenimine (2 kDa, PEI2k), and polyamidoa...
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Mono- and di-arginine conjugated PAMAM dendrimers (G=3 or 4) were synthesized to examine the structure-activity relationships of arginine conjugation for gene delivery systems. Number of conjugated arginines was examined by 1H NMR (PAMAM3-R: 31, PAMAM4-R: 60, PAMAM3-R2: 59, PAMAM4-R2: 116). They could retard pDNA at a charge ratio of 2 and form pol...
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Arginine-grafted bioreducible poly(disulfide amine) (ABP) polymer was synthesized for non-viral gene delivery systems. Its Mw was measured to be 4.45x10(3) Da/mole by FPLC-SEC and its PDI value was 1.49. ABP was able to retard pDNA from a weight ratio of 2 but ABP could not retard pDNA even at a weight ratio of 10 in the presence of DTT, showing th...
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Arginine conjugated PAMAM dendrimer, PAMAM-R was modified with propylene oxide via hydroxylation of primary amines of arginine residues. About 49 amines were detected to be converted to amino alcohols by 1H NMR. The newly synthesized polymer, PAMAM-R-PO was able to completely retard pDNA from a charge ratio of 2. The average diameter of PAMAM-R-PO...
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We synthesized arginine-conjugated polypropylenimine dendrimer G2 (DAB-8), PPI2-R for gene delivery systems. Synthesized PPI2-R could retard plasmid DNA at a weight ratio of 4 completely and PPI2-R polyplexes showed a fluorescence of less than 10% over a charge ratio of 2 by PicoGreen reagent assay, suggesting its good DNA condensing ability. The s...
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We synthesized a novel arginine-grafted dendritic block copolymer, R-PAMAM-PEG-PAMAM-R G5 (PPP5-R) for gene delivery systems. Its Mw was measured as 2.74 x 104 Da by MALDI-TOF, and approximately 36 arginine residues are found to be grafted to the polymer by 1H NMR. PPP5-R was able to form polyplexes with plasmid DNA, the average size of which was a...
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Biodegradable cross-linked poly(beta-amino ester) (CLPAE) was synthesized by Michael addition of pentaerythritol triacrylate and N,N-dimethylethylenediamine and modified with aminohexanoic acid and lysine to CLPAE-Ahx and CLPAE-Lys, respectively, for a gene delivery system. They could self-assemble with plasmid DNA, forming nanosized polyplexes, an...
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In recent years, various cationic polymers constructed using ester bonds, phosphoester bonds or disulfide bonds have been synthesized to create environmentally-responsible biodegradable delivery systems. 1-3 Among them, a cross-linked type polymeric gene delivery carrier was reported to show enhanced transfection efficiency due to its three-dimensi...
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A novel triblock copolymer, PAMAM-block-PEG-block-PAMAM was synthesized and applied as a gene carrier. PAMAM dendrimer is proven to be an efficient gene carrier itself, but it is associated with certain problems such as low water solubility and considerable cytotoxicity. Therefore, we introduced PEG to engineer a nontoxic and highly transfection ef...
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Interior tertiary amine groups of PAMAM-OH dendrimers (hydroxyl-terminated polyamidoamine, PAMAM) were modified by methylation to make these polymers have a more cationic character, which enabled electrostatic interaction between PAMAM-OH and plasmid DNA. A methylation reaction was dose-dependent, producing internally quaternized PAMAM-OH (QPAMAM-O...
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School of Chemistry & Molecular Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1,Shillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, KoreaReceived October 8, 2002Key Words : Block copolymer, Poly(ethylene glycol), Poly(amidoamine) dendrimer, PolyplexIn recent years, various types of cationic polymers that cancondense DNA have been extensively studied for gened...
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A ternary complex of PPI-DAB dendrimer [(1,4-diaminobutane); Gen = N; dendri-poly(propyleneimine); -[NHC(=O)CH(2)NH(2)(+)(CH(2))(4)NH(3)(+)](z)()], DNA, and cucurbituril (CB) was evaluated as an example of a totally self-assembled gene delivery carrier. The complex was formed in a noncovalent way in which DNA interacts with PPI-DAB electrostatistic...

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