Lipid 5

Product Number: N-1005


Ionizable lipids in combination with other lipids make up the lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) which are used to deliver RNA-based therapeutics. LNPs incorporating Lipid 5 (from Sabnis et al.) demonstrated potent delivery of mRNA in primates but also were rapidly cleared from the body resulting in low toxicity. Lipid 5 was better at I.V. delivery to the liver while the closely related SM-102 (cat# N-1102) was optimized for intramuscular administration. This is a reagent grade product, for research use only.

1) Sabnis S, Kumarasinghe ES, Salerno T, et al. A Novel Amino Lipid Series for mRNA Delivery: Improved Endosomal Escape and Sustained Pharmacology and Safety in Non-human Primates. Mol Ther. 2018;26(6):1509-1519. doi:10.1016/j.ymthe.2018.03.010.
2) Hassett KJ, Benenato KE, Jacquinet E, Lee A, Woods A, Yuzhakov O, Himansu S, Deterling J, Geilich BM, Ketova T, Mihai C, Lynn A, McFadyen I, Moore MJ, Senn JJ, Stanton MG, Almarsson Ö, Ciaramella G, Brito LA. Optimization of Lipid Nanoparticles for Intramuscular Administration of mRNA Vaccines. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2019 Apr 15;15:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.omtn.2019.01.013.

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Ionizable/Cationic Lipids

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Gel Ice

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