Papers by Author: Tae Hee Kim

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Authors: Dhananjay Jere, Tae Hee Kim, Rohidas B. Arote, Hu Lin Jiang, Myung Haing Cho, Jae Woon Nah, Chong Su Cho
Abstract: Vectors are vital aspect of gene delivery system which decides the success of gene therapy. Efficient transfection with minimum or no toxicity, are two principal aims of any gene delivery system. In this our study, we rationally developed biodegradable water soluble poly(ßamino ester) (PAE) based on spermine (SPR) and poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG), by Michael-type addition reaction and further studied for its potential as a gene carrier. Confirmation of synthesized PAE was done by proton NMR spectroscopy. In gel retardation assay, the PAEs have shown good DNA binding ability over wide range of polyplexes. The addition of PEG over SPR resulted in a novel PAE with higher degree of safety and transfection efficiency as compared with polyethylenimine 25K (PEI) when studied in 293T human kidney carcinoma cells.
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Authors: Tae Hee Kim, In Kyu Park, Su Il Kim, Hwan Jeong Jeong, Hee Seung Bom, Chong Su Cho
Abstract: Chitosan has been considered to be a good candidate for gene delivery system, since it is already known as a biocompatible, biodegradable, and low toxic material with high cationic potential. However, low specificity and low transfection efficiency of chitosan need to be overcome prior to clinical trial. In this review paper, chemical modification of chitosan for enhancement of cell specificity and transfection efficiency was explained. Also, chemical modification of chitosan for the stability of chitosan/DNA complexes was reviewed.
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Authors: In Young Park, Tae Hee Kim, You Kyoung Kim, Yun Jaie Choi, Jae Woon Nah, Chong Su Cho
Abstract: The strategies developed for gene delivery are generally classified into two categories of viral and non-viral vectors. The limitation of viral vectors, which have problems including toxicity, immunogenicity and inflammatory response has led to the development of a novel, synthetic vectors based on non-viral vectors. Chitosan, one of non-viral vectors, has been a good candidate in gene delivery field. Moreover, galactosylated chitosan (GC) had the specific recognition of hepatocytes by galactose in the GC. Also, carbonate apatite increased the rate of DNA endocytosis and the efficiency of gene transfer. We describe here a new concept for improving cell specificity and transfection efficiency by hybridization of carbonate apatite (CAp) with GC. The complex formation was confirmed by agarose gel electrophoresis. The complex optimized through controlling calcium ion and charge ratio was evaluated on the cell specificity and transfection efficiency.
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Authors: Rohidas B. Arote, Tae Hee Kim, You Kyoung Kim, Dhananjay Jere, Hu Lin Jiang, In Young Park, Myung Haing Cho, Jae Woon Nah, Chong Su Cho
Abstract: Novel, biodegradable poly(ester amine)s (PEAs) were synthesized using hydrophobic polycaprolactone diacrylate (PCLDA) and highly cationic polyethylenimine (PEI). This novel gene carrier can form stable DNA complexes with particle sizes around 200 nm, and showing excellent transfection efficiency and relatively low cytotoxicity compared with PEI 25K. Effect of hydrophobicity on transfection efficiency and cytotoxicity was profound and was relatively important parameter for the success of gene delivery.
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Authors: Tae Hee Kim, Hua Jin, Hyun Woo Kim, Myung Haing Cho, Jae Woon Nah, Chong Su Cho
Abstract: The key strategy for the advancement of gene therapy is the development of an efficient targeted gene delivery system into cells. The targeted gene delivery system is especially important in non-viral gene transfer which shows the relatively low transfection efficiency. It also opens the possibility of selective delivery of therapeutic plasmids to specific tissues. Chitosan has been considered to be a good candidate for gene delivery system, since it is already known as a biocompatible, biodegradable, and low toxic material with high cationic potential. However, low specificity and low transfection efficiency of chitosan need to be overcome prior to clinical trial. In this study, we focused on the chemical modification of chitosan for enhancement of cell specificity and transfection efficiency. Also, the potential of clinical application was investigated.
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Authors: Tae Hee Kim, Jin Hua, Hyun Woo Kim, Myung Haing Cho, Jae Woon Nah, Yun Jaie Choi, Chong Su Cho
Abstract: The development of an efficient targeted gene delivery system into cells is an important strategy for the advancement of gene therapy. The targeted gene delivery system is especially important in non-viral gene transfer which shows the relative low transfection efficiency. And it also opens the possibility of selective delivery of therapeutic plasmids to specific tissues. Chitosan has been considered to be a good candidate for gene delivery system, since it is already known as a biocompatible, biodegradable, and low toxic material with high cationic potential. However, low specificity and low transfection efficiency of chitosan need to be overcome prior to clinical trial. In this study, we focused on the chemical modification of chitosan for enhancement of cell specificity and transfection efficiency.
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