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Hasanzadeh, A;Radmanesh, F;Hosseini, ES;Hashemzadeh, I;Kiani, J;Nourizadeh, H;Naseri, M;Fatahi, Y;Chegini, F;Madjd, Z;Beyzavi, A;Kowalski, PS;Karimi, M
2021
August
Bioconjugate Chemistry
Highly Photoluminescent Nitrogen- and Zinc-Doped Carbon Dots for Efficient Delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 and mRNA
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GENE-THERAPY PROGRESS MEDIATED DELIVERY QUANTUM DOTS CRISPR-CAS9 PROSPECTS CELLS DNA NUCLEASES PROTEINS VECTOR
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Safe and efficient delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 systems is still a challenge. Here we report the development of fluorescent nitrogen- and zinc-doped carbon dots (N-Zn-doped CDs) using one-step microwave-aided pyrolysis based on citric acid, branched PEI25k, and different zinc salts. These versatile nanovectors with a quantum yield of around 60% could not only transfect large CRISPR plasmids (similar to 9 kb) with higher efficiency (80%) compared to PEI25k and lipofectamine 2000 (Lipo 2K), but they also delivered mRNA into HEK 293T cells with the efficiency 20 times greater than and equal to that of PEI25k and Lipo 2K, respectively. Unlike PEI25k, N-Zn-doped CDs exhibited good transfection efficiency even at low plasmid doses and in the presence of 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS). Moreover, these nanovectors demonstrated excellent efficiency in GFP gene disruption by transferring plasmid encoding Cas9 and sgRNA targeting GFP as well as Cas9/sgRNA ribonucleoproteins into HEK 293T-GFP cells. Hence, N-Zn-doped CDs with remarkable photoluminescence properties and high transfection efficiency in the delivery of both CRISPR complexes and mRNA provide a promising platform for developing safe, efficient, and traceable delivery systems for biological research.
WASHINGTON
1043-1802
10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00309
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