Gene Delivery by Functional Inorganic Nanocarriers

Author(s): Xian Jun Loh, Tung-Chun Lee

Journal Name: Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences
Continued as Recent Advances in DNA & Gene Sequences

Volume 6 , Issue 2 , 2012


Gene delivery into cells to elicit cellular response has received a great attention recently. Viruses, lipids, peptides, cationic polymers and certain inorganic nanomaterials have been reported as gene delivery vectors. In this review, we focus on the recent literature on gene delivery using inorganic nanoparticles. This emerging field of study is concisely summarized and illustrated by selected examples and recent patents. New approaches and directions towards the practical use of multifunctional nanocarriers are highlighted.

Keywords: Gene delivery, viruses, lipids, peptides, cationic polymers, inorganic nanoparticles, gold, iron oxide, silica, carbon nanotubes

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Year: 2012
Page: [108 - 114]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/187221512801327361
Price: $65

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