Small 2021 Jun 8:e2100546. Epub 2021 Jun 8.
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging (CIMI), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.
The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) is an efficient and precise gene-editing technology that offers a versatile solution for establishing treatments directed at genetic diseases. Currently, CRISPR/Cas9 delivery into cells relies primarily on viral vectors, which suffer from limitations in packaging capacity and safety concerns. These issues with a nonviral delivery strategy are addressed, where Cas9•sgRNA ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes can be encapsulated into supramolecular nanoparticles (SMNP) to form RNP⊂SMNPs, which can then be delivered into targeted cells via supramolecular nanosubstrate-mediated delivery. Read More