Emergence of cationic polyamine dendrimersomes: design, stimuli sensitivity and potential biomedical applications

Partha Laskar, Christine Dufès

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Abstract

For decades, self-assembled lipid vesicles have been widely used in clinics as nanoscale delivery systems for various biomedical applications, including treatment of various diseases. Due to their core-shell architecture and versatile nature, they have been successfully used as carriers for the delivery of a wide range of therapeutic cargos, including drugs and nucleic acids, in cancer treatment. Recently, surface-modified polyamine dendrimer-based vesicles, or dendrimersomes, have emerged as promising alternatives to lipid vesicles for various biomedical applications, due to their ease of synthesis, non-immunogenicity, stability in circulation and lower size polydispersity. This mini-review provides an overview of the recent advances resulting from the use of biomimetic hydrophobically-modified polyamine-based dendrimersomes towards biomedical applications, focusing mainly on the two most widely used polyamine dendrimers, namely polyamidoamine (PAMAM) and poly(propylene imine) (PPI) dendrimers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6007-6026
Number of pages20
JournalNanoscale Advances
Volume3
Issue number21
Early online date1 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • dendrimersome
  • dendrimer
  • polyamidoamine dendrimer
  • polypropylenimine dendrimer

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