AFM study of a New Carrier Based on PLA and Salen Copolymers for Gene Therapy

V. Nadeau, P. Hildgen
2005 Molecules  
The aim of this study was to synthesize novel biodegradable charged polymers to be used in DNA complexation for genetic delivery in different diseases. A new copolymer of PLA and complexed Schiff bases was synthesized in a several steps. This copolymer will be used as a nanocarrier. Also, AFM comparative studies in tapping mode were performed; on cationic copolymer and on PLA-Schiff base copolymer, on non-oriented and oriented film and on the DNA-cationic complex. The results indicated a
more » ... indicated a difference in the topology and on phase picture of AFM film with or without cationic charge.
doi:10.3390/10010105 pmid:18007280 fatcat:foubi32gpzf2pezx66cr7uoy4m