Synthesis of cationic polymer libraries for gene delivery using diglycidyl ethers

Jacob Elmer, Thrimoorthy Potta, Kaushal Rege

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Gene therapy has the potential to cure many different genetic diseases, if safe and effective gene delivery vectors can be developed. This chapter describes protocols for the synthesis of novel polymers using diglycidyl ether and diamine or polyamine monomers for transgene delivery and expression. The resulting poly (amino ethers) are able to transfect a higher number of cells, with lower cytotoxicity than other commercially available polymers (e.g., Polyethyleneimine, PEI).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Aminoglycosides
  • Diglycidyl ethers
  • Gene delivery
  • Gene therapy
  • Polymers
  • Polyplex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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