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Bioengineering functional copolymers. XII. Interaction of boron-containing and PEO branched derivatives of poly(MA-alt-MVE) with HeLa cells

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Novel boron-containing bioengineering copoly- mer and its α-hydoxy-ω-methoxy-poly(ethy- lene oxide (PEO) macrobranched derivatives were synthesized by (1) partially amidolysis of poly(maleic anhydride-alt-methyl vinyl ether) w?th ethanolamine ester of diphenylboronic acid and (2) esterification of synthesized B-con- taining copolymers with PEO. They had a com- bination of hydrophilic/hydrophobic linkages, free carboxylic groups, positive charges and an ionized organoboron linkage as antitumor sites, along with an ability to interact with HeLa cells. The structure, composition and properties (cy- totoxicity and antitumor activity) of synthe- sized copolymers were investigated. In vitro cytotoxicity results, obtained by the fluore scence microscopy measurements indicate that unlike the virgin copolymer, boron-containing and PEO macrobranched derivatives exhibit higher antitumor activity. It was found that organoboron copolymer exhibits the most apo- ptotic and necrotic effects against HeLa cells whereas a minor effect relative to cancer cells was observed on L929 Fibroblast cells.

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Türk, M. , Rzayev, Z. and Kurucu, G. (2010) Bioengineering functional copolymers. XII. Interaction of boron-containing and PEO branched derivatives of poly(MA-alt-MVE) with HeLa cells. Health, 2, 51-61. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.21009.


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