Biophysical characterization of quaternary pyridinium functionalized polynorbornenes for DNA complexation and their cellular interactions

GOKCE Z. G. , BIROL S. Z. , Eren T. , CEYLAN S. E.

BIOPOLYMERS, cilt.107, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 107 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/bip.23005
  • Dergi Adı: BIOPOLYMERS


Cationic polymers with hydrophobic side chains have gained great interest as DNA carriers since they form a compact complex with negatively charged DNA phosphate groups and interact with the cell membrane. Amphiphilic polyoxanorbornenes with different quaternary alkyl pyridinium side chains with ethyl- p(OPy2) and hexyl unitsp(OPy6) bearing 10 kDa MWT were synthesized by living Ring- Opening Metathesis Polymerization method.