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Author(s): Sílvia Castro Coelho
Maria do Carmo Pereira
Asta Juzeniene
Petras Juzenas
Manuel A. N. Coelho
Title: Supramolecular nanoscale assemblies for cancer diagnosis and therapy
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Nanocarriers based on polymers, metals and lipids have been extensively developed for cancer therapy and diagnosis due to their ability to enhance drug accumulation in cancer cells and decrease undesired drug toxicity in healthy tissues. Overcoming multidrug resistance by designing proper drug nanocarriers will improve outcome of existing oncologic treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this article the relation between physicochemical properties and capacity of a nanosystem to deliver therapeutic agents into pathological sites is discussed. Most promising examples of drug delivery systems are reviewed, and, in particular, the design of a carbohydrate based matrix with entrapped gold nanoparticles is highlighted.
Subject: Química
Chemical sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Química
Natural sciences::Chemical sciences
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projectos de Cooperação Internacional/TRANSCAN/0001/2012/Nanoparticle enhanced molecular Fluorescence-Endoscopy for detection of early stage colorectal adenocarcinoma/NanoEFEct
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Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
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