DNA-tethered Polymersome Clusters as Nanotheranostic Platform
Keywords:Cluster, Dna tethering, Enzymes, Nanotheranostics, Polymersome
AbstractNanotheranostics combine the use of nanomaterials and biologically active compounds to achieve diagnosis and treatment at the same time. To date, severe limitations compromise the use of nanotheranostic systems as potent nanomaterials are often incompatible with potent biomolecules. Herein we emphasize how a novel type of polymersome clusters loaded with active molecules can be optimized to obtain an efficient nanotheranostic platform. Polymersomes loaded with enzymes and specific dyes, respectively and exposing complementary DNA strands at their external surface formed clusters by means of DNA hybridization. We describe factors at the molecular level and other conditions that need to be optimized at each step of the cluster formation to favor theranostic efficiency.
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C. E. Meyer, C.-A. Schoenenberger, J. Liu, I. Craciun, C. G. Palivan, Chimia 2021, 75, 296, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2021.296.
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