Chapter 12. Self-Unpacking Gene Delivery Scaffolds

  1. Volkmar Weissig2 and
  2. Gerard G. M. D'Souza3
  1. Millicent O. Sullivan

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch12

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Sullivan, M. O. (2010) Self-Unpacking Gene Delivery Scaffolds, in Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (eds V. Weissig and G. G. M. D'Souza), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470631652

Online ISBN: 9780470875780



  • self-unpacking gene delivery scaffolds;
  • vehicle transport barriers and vehicle unpackaging;
  • design of materials, for packaging and releasing DNA - and efficient in vivo gene delivery


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods of Gene Packaging

  • Vehicle Transport Barriers

  • Vehicle Unpackaging

  • Self - Unpackaging Materials

  • Conclusions

  • References