Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


Recent Advances in Inorganic Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery Systems

Author(s): Kunihiro Tsuchida, Tatsuya Murakami.


Drug delivery systems, designed to enhance drug efficacy and reduce their adverse effects, have evolved accompanied by the development of novel materials. Nanotechnology is an emerging scientific area that has created a variety of intriguing inorganic nanoparticles. In this review, we focus on the feasibility of inorganic nanoparticles, including iron oxide nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, fullerenes and carbon nanohorns, as drug carriers, and summarize recent advances in this field.

Keywords: Nanomedicine, drug delivery, gene delivery, drug carrier, iron oxide nanoparticle, gold nanoparticle, fullerene, carbon nanohorn

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Article Details

Year: 2008
Page: [175 - 183]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/138955708783498078
Price: $58