The Application of Chitosan and Its Derivatives as Nanosized Carriers for the Delivery of Chemical Drugs and Genes or Proteins

Author(s): Qilin Tang, Gangliang Huang, Rui Ran, Yanghua Huang, Qiaoping Lou, Yuzhu Chen

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets

Volume 17 , Issue 7 , 2016


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Abstract:

The carrier technology provides an intelligent approach for drug delivery by entrapping the drug into a carrier, such as nanoparticles, microspheres, hydrogels, and so on, which can increase the bioavailability of drug, enhance targeting, reduce toxicity and side effects of drug. The polysaccharides, e.g., chitosan and its derivatives, as carriers for delivery of chemical drugs and genes or proteins were summed up herein.

Keywords: Polysaccharides, carriers, drug delivery, chemical drugs, genes, proteins.

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VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2016
Published on: 18 October, 2015
Page: [811 - 816]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1389450116666151019100106
Price: $65

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