In Situ AFM Analysis Investigating Disassembly of DNA Nanoparticles and Nano-films
Jenifer L. Blacklock
Synthetic vector based gene delivery continues to gain strength as viable alternatives to viral vectors due to safety and other concerns. DNA release dynamics is key to the understanding and control of gene delivery from nano-systems. Here we describe atomic force microscope (AFM) application to the understanding of DNA release dynamics from bioreducible polycation-based nano-systems. The two nano-systems are polyplex nanoparticles and layer-by-layer (LbL) films.