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The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is involved in diabetes or angiogenesis in tumors. Under pathological conditions, RAGE is overexpressed and upon ligand binding and internalization stimulates signaling pathways that promote cell proliferation. In this work, amino dendritic polymers PEI 25 kDa and alkylated derivatives of PAMAM-G2 were engineered by the nonenzymatic Maillard glycation reaction to generate novel AGE-containing gene delivery vectors targeting the RAGE.

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- The glycated dendritic polymers were easily prepared and retained the capability to bind and protect DNA from endonucleases. - The glycated compounds retain their transfection efficiency in the presence of serum and promote in vivo transfection in a mouse model. Accordingly, RAGE is a suitable molecular target for the development of site-directed engineered glycated nonviral gene vectors

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This page is a summary of: Engineered Glycated Amino Dendritic Polymers as Specific Nonviral Gene Delivery Vectors Targeting the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products, Bioconjugate Chemistry, June 2014, American Chemical Society (ACS), DOI: 10.1021/bc5001643.
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