Development of Stimuli-Responsive Polysaccharides-based Nanotheranostics

Author(s): Congming Xiao

Journal Name: Current Nanoscience

Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 2016

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The intrinsic structure and characteristics of polysaccharides make them suitable for forming stimuli-responsive nanosystems. Recently, a variety of polysaccharides have been applied to develop the sensitive nanomaterials for therapy, diagnosis and their combination. The mini-review intends to present the stimuli-responsive polysaccharides-based nanotheranostics through elucidating the typical examples of designing, preparing and applying the intelligent polysaccharides-based nanosystems published during the last five years. The relationship between the structure of polysaccharides and the function of the obtained nanosystems is discussed as well.

Keywords: Nanotheranotics, polysaccharides-based, stimuli-responsive.

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2016
Page: [33 - 37]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573413711666150706182959

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