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pH-triggered self-assembly of biocompatible histamine-functionalized triblock copolymers
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2013 (English)In: Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, Vol. 9, no 1, 82-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Histamine functionalized poly(allyl glycidyl ether)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(allyl glycidyl ether) (PAGE-PEO-PAGE) triblock copolymers represent a new class of physically cross-linked, pH-responsive hydrogels with significant potential for biomedical applications. These telechelic triblock copolymers exhibited abrupt and reversible hydrogelation above pH 7.0 due to a hydrophilic/hydrophobic transition of the histamine units to form a network of hydrophobic domains bridged by a hydrophilic PEO matrix. These hydrophobic domains displayed improved ordering upon increasing pH and self-assembled into a body centered cubic lattice at pH 8.0, while at lower concentrations formed well-defined micelles. Significantly, all materials were found to be non-toxic when evaluated on three different cell lines and suggests a range of medical and biomedical applications.

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2013. Vol. 9, no 1, 82-89 p.
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Drug-Delivery, Hydrogels, Gels, Polymer, Therapeutics, Proteins, Biology, Driven, Cancer
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Polymer Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109600DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26996aISI: 000311964200009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84870483489OAI: diva2:584436
Swedish Research Council, 2009-3259 2011-3720Vinnova

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