S-Space College of Veterinary Medicine (수의과대학) Dept. of Veterinary Medicine (수의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_수의학과)
Poly(beta-amino ester) as a carrier for si/shRNA delivery in lung cancer cells
- Jere, Dhananjay; Xu, Cheng-Xiong; Arote, Rohidas; Yun, Cheol-Heui; Cho, Myung-Haing; Cho, Chong-Su
- Issue Date
- Biomaterials, Vol.29 No.16, pp.2535-2547
- non-viral vector; poly(amino ester); siRNA delivery; gene silencing; Akt protein; lung cancer
- Efficient delivery of small interfering RNA (siRNA) or small hairpin RNA (shRNA) is a critical concern in RNA interference (RNAi) studies. In the present study, we evaluated biodegradable poly(beta-amino ester) (PAE) carrier composed of low molecular weight polyethylenimine and poly(ethylene glycol) for si/shRNA delivery in lung cancer cells. PAE carrier successfully delivered EGFP (enhanced green fluorescence protein) siRNA (siGFP) and silenced EGFP expression. The silencing achieved with PAE carrier was found to be nearly 1.5 times superior and safer than standard PEI25K. Also, our PAE carrier exhibited superior Akt1 shRNA delivery (shAkt) and thereby silenced oncoprotein Akt1 efficiently. PAE-shAkt mediated Akt1 knock-down hindered cancer cell growth in Akt1 specific manner. Superior shAkt delivery and low cytotoxicity of PAE carrier promoted Akt1 knock-down specific apoptosis, while low delivery efficiency and high cytotoxicity of PEI25K carrier mainly exhibited undesirable necrosis. Moreover, basic cancer properties like cell proliferation, malignancy and metastasis were reduced more efficiently using PAE-shAkt system. These findings demonstrated the potential of PAE as an alternative to PEI25K in si/shRNA-based RNAi studies. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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