Bioconjug Chem 2021 Sep 1;32(9):2095-2107. Epub 2021 Sep 1.
College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, State and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Novel Functional Polymeric Materials, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Polymer Design and Application, Suzhou Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Design and Precision Synthesis, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, P. R. China.
This work aims to construct biocompatible, biodegradable core-cross-linked and insulin-loaded nanoparticles which are sensitive to glucose and release insulin via cleavage of the nanoparticles in a high-concentration blood glucose environment. First, a polyphosphoester-based diblock copolymer (PBYP--Gluc)--PEEP was prepared via ring-opening copolymerization (ROP) and the copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) in which PBYP and PEEP represent the polymer segments from 2-(but-3-yn-1-yloxy)-2-oxo-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane and 2-ethoxy-2-oxo-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane, respectively, and Gluc comes from 2-azidoethyl-β-d-glucopyranoside (Gluc-N) that grafted with PBYP. The structure and molecular weight of the copolymer were characterized by H NMR, P NMR, GPC, FT-IR, and UV-vis measurements. Read More