Metal Based Frameworks for Drug Delivery Systems

Author(s): Roxana Cristina Popescu, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu.

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 15 , Issue 15 , 2015

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The attention for gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has recently grown, especially regarding its applications in biomedicine, like cancer treatment and immunization by nano-vaccines. The interest for this type of nanoparticles is given by their ability to penetrate blood vessels and tissue barriers and to be targeted to a specific cell by means of specifically functionalized molecules. Moreover, AuNPs posses special properties which make them useful in concomitant diagnostic by medical imaging and tumor ablation by means of photothermal activation.

Keywords: AuNPs, Cancer, Drug delivery systems, Immunization, Vaccine.

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VOLUME: 15
ISSUE: 15
Year: 2015
Page: [1532 - 1542]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1568026615666150414145323
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