dendrimer


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dendrimer

[′den·drə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A polymer with a well-defined core, an interior, and peripheral surface components constructed in a concentric ordered fashion around the core.
A polymer having a regular branched structure. Also known as dendritic polymer; dendron; starburst polymer.
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VivaGel: Starpharma's women's health product - VivaGel BV is based on SPL7013, astodrimer sodium, a proprietary dendrimer. VivaGel BV for bacterial vaginosis (BV), is available for sale under the brand name Betadine BVTM (Europe) and Fleurstat BVgel (Australia) and a new drug application has been submitted to the US FDA.
"Dendrimer versus linear conjugate: influence of polymeric architecture on the delivery and anticancer effect of paclitaxel." Bioconjugate chemistry, 17(6): pp.1464-1472 (2006).
Let P[D.sub.1] denote PAMAM dendrimers with trifunctional core unit generated by dendrimer generations [G.sub.n] with n growth stages.
Some reports indicated that dendrimers conjugated with Gd chelates and magnetic tags can enhance the relaxivity of the contrast agents [13-18].
Organic nanocarriers are comprised of polymeric nanoparticles and lipid-based nanoparticles such as liposomes, nanoemulsions (e.g., micelles and reversed micelles), dendrimers, and carbon-based nanocarriers (e.g., fullerenes and carbon nanotubes).
Positive aspects Site specific targeting Reduction in toxicity Controlled release Easy penetration in cells and tissues Protection of drug from enzymatic and chemical degradation Dendrimers are new class of macromolecular architecture and are also being used as nanotechnology based cosmeceuticals for various applications like in hair care, skin care, and nail care.
used an [Fe.sub.3][O.sub.4] core with a dendrimer trilayer (PGA/poly(L-lysine) (PLL)/PGA) to entrap gold particles.
To this end, the immune response elicited in cattle by dendrimers containing amino acid sequences of 3A and VP1 GH loop from type O FMDV O/UKG/11/2001, [B.sub.2]T and [B.sub.4]T, and the protection they afforded against the heterologous type O virus O1/Campos/Bra/58, was analyzed.
Firstly, we compute above-mentioned topological indices for fractal tree dendrimer by using edge partition technique and graph theoretic methods.
Delivery of drugs, growth factors, or genetic material may be achieved following encapsulation in degradable (hydroxyapatite, gold, dendrimer, and silica) or non-degradable [poly(L-lactide) (PLA) or poly(L-lactide-co-glycolic)] nano-spheres [14].
Starpharma Agrochemicals is comprised of key patents and technical know-how as well as a small number of staff dedicated solely to Priostar dendrimers and agrochemicals operations.
Earlier it was shown by some authors how series of magnetic cobalt (Co) nanoparticles could be stabilized by a poly-amidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer [28], polyamine dendrimers with a trimesyl core [29], and hydroxyl-terminated PAMAM dendrimers [30].