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  1. Multitargeting Gene Delivery Systems for Enhancing the Transfection of Endothelial Cells

    Jing Yang, Qian Li, Xiao Yang, Yakai Feng, Xiangkui Ren, Changcan Shi and Wencheng Zhang

    Version of Record online: 28 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600345

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    Multitargeting complexes have been prepared from endothelial cell (EC)-specific REDV peptide, typical cell-penetrating peptide, and nuclear localization signals in order to specifically enhance the transfection efficiency. Owing to sequentially targeting and cell-penetrate functions, these complexes provide a potential platform for gene delivery, especially for EC transfection with high cell uptake, endo/lysosomal escape, and nucleus accumulation of the encapsulated DNA.

  2. Biomaterial-Based Approaches to Address Vein Graft and Hemodialysis Access Failures

    Timothy C. Boire, Daniel A. Balikov, Yunki Lee, Christy M. Guth, Joyce Cheung-Flynn and Hak-Joon Sung

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600412

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    External stents provide a promising means to prevent vein graft and hemodialysis access failures. Its ability to do this depends on the material and scaffold design chosen. Physicochemical properties (e.g., chemistry, molecular weight) and scaffold geometry (e.g., diameter, length, pore size and interconnectivity) govern the stent properties (e.g., biodegradation time, mechanical properties) and, ultimately, the biological response that it elicits.

  3. Highly Conductive Graphene and Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Thin Films Produced From Aqueous Suspension

    Bart Stevens, Tyler Guin, Owais Sarwar, Alyssa John, Keith R. Paton, Jonathan N. Coleman and Jaime C. Grunlan

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600413

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    Completely organic electrically conductive thin films are produced from aqueous exfoliated graphene dispersions and a polyelectrolyte. Electrical conductivity up to 5500 S m−1 is achieved and a safe, rapid method for forming these thin films is demonstrated.

  4. Linear, Star, and Comb Oxidation-Responsive Polymers: Effect of Branching Degree and Topology on Aggregation and Responsiveness

    Richard d'Arcy, Arianna Gennari, Roberto Donno and Nicola Tirelli

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600481

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    The oxidative response of polysulfides can be retarded by an appropriate choice of branching degree and topology.

  5. Heteroatomic Conjugated Polymers and the Spectral Tuning of Electroluminescence via a Supramolecular Coordination Strategy

    Jinyi Lin, Bin Liu, Mengna Yu, Linghai Xie, Wensai Zhu, Haifeng Ling, Xinwen Zhang, Xuehua Ding, Xuhua Wang, Paul N. Stavrinou, Jianpu Wang, Donal D. C. Bradley and Wei Huang

    Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600445

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    Supramolecular coordination is a powerful tool to tune optoelectronic properties in heteroatomic conjugated polymers. Varied fractions of sp2 nitrogen-containing diazafluorene units are introduced into fluorene-based copolymers and via controlled coordination with Lewis acids provide a single material system capable of extended spectral performance. Polymer light-emitting diodes based there on demonstrate high efficiency and broadly tuneable (blue, white, and green) operation.