• 1 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ACS Omega, 2019 Oct 15;4(16):17039-17047.
PMID: 31646251 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b02809


Aiming for glycolipid-based vesicles for targeted drug delivery, cationic Guerbet glycosides with spacered click functionality were designed and synthesized. The cationic charge promoted the distribution of the glycolipids during the formulation, thereby leading to homogeneously small vesicles. The positive surface charge of the vesicles stabilizes them against unwanted fusion and promotes interactions of the drug carriers with typical negative charge-dominated target cells. High bioconjugation potential of the functionalized glycolipids based on the copper-catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition makes them highly valuable components for targeted drug delivery systems.

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