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Multi-Responsive and Logic Controlled Release of DNA-Gated Mesoporous Silica Vehicles Functionalized with Intercalators for Multiple Delivery



Novel DNA-gated mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) vehicles functionalized with disulfide-linked acridinamine intercalators are constructed for multi-responsive controlled release. The DNA-gated MSN vehicles release cargo encapsulated in the MSN pores under different stimuli, including disulfide reducing agents, elevated temperature, and deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I), for codelivery of drugs and DNA/genes in different forms. Furthermore, the cascade release of encapsulated and intercalative drugs is controlled by AND logic gates in combination of dual stimuli. The ingeniously designed DNA-gated MSN vehicles integrates multiple responses and AND logic gate operations into a single smart nanodevice not only for codelivery of drugs and DNA/genes but also for cascade release of two drugs and has promising biological applications to meet diverse requirements of controlled release.