Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, February 3rd, 2005
According to published research from Japan, "in this study, we demonstrated that the presence of an essential amount of sodium chloride (NaCl) during the formation of cationic liposome/plasmid DNA complexes (lipoplexes) stabilizes the lipoplexes according to the surface charge regulation (SCR) theory."
"Fluorescence resonance energy transfer analysis revealed that cationic liposomes in an SCR lipoplex (5 and 10 mM NaCl solution in lipoplex) increased fusion. Also, aggregation of SCR lipoplexes was significantly delayed after exposure to saline (150 mM NaCl) as a model of physiological...
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