We demonstrate here a novel two-step "click" labeling process in which adenoviral particles are first metabolically labeled during production with unnatural azido sugars. Subsequent chemoselective modification allows access to viruses decorated with a broad array of effector functionality. Adenoviruses modified with folate, a known cancer-targeting motif, demonstrated a marked increase in gene delivery to a murine cancer cell line.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Chemistry
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry