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Author(s): J.A. Loureiro
Bárbara Gomes
M. A. N. Coelho
M. do Carmo Pereira
Sandra Rocha
Title: Targeting nanoparticles across the blood-brain barrier with monoclonal antibodies
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Development of therapeutics for brain disorders is one of the more difficult challenges to be overcome by the scientific community due to the inability of most molecules to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Antibody-conjugated nanoparticles are drug carriers that can be used to target encapsulated drugs to the brain endothelial cells and have proven to be very promising. They significantly improve the accumulation of the drug in pathological sites and decrease the undesirable side effect of drugs in healthy tissues. We review the systems that have demonstrated promising results in crossing the BBB through receptor-mediated endocytic mechanisms for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da Saúde, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Technological sciences, Health sciences, Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
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Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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