Peptide-Mediated Blood-Brain Barrier Transport of Polymersomes

J.V. Georgieva, R.P. Brinkhuis, K. Stojanov, C.A.G.M. Weijers, H. Zuilhof, F.P.J.T. Rutjes, D. Hoekstra, J.C.M. van Hest, I.S. Zuhorn

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A polymeric nanocarrier: Polymersomes tagged with a dodecamer peptide that recognizes gangliosides GM1 and GT1b are shown to cross the blood–brain barrier, both in an in vitro model and in vivo (see picture). The combination of polymeric vesicles with a small GM1-binding peptide and GM1/GT1b gangliosides as targeting sites for blood–brain barrier transport is unprecedented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8339-8342
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • in-vivo
  • biodegradable polymersomes
  • nervous-system
  • delivery
  • nanoparticles
  • therapeutics
  • vesicles
  • protein
  • mouse


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