Recent Developments of Phototherapy Based on Graphene Family Nanomaterials

Author(s): Baomei Zhang, Yang Wang, Jiyong Liu, Guangxi Zhai

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 24 , Issue 3 , 2017

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Graphene-based nanomaterials have drawn abundant interest in various fields such as biomedicine in recent years. Thanks to the ultra-high surface area of single-layered graphene, higher molecular loading is obtained. In addition, easy modifications were acquired because of its ample oxygen-content functional groups. Owing to its excellent physical– chemical properties, graphene-based nanomaterials have been widely explored as novel nanovectors for disease theranostics. In this article, we gave a comprehensive review of graphenebased nanomaterials, including introduction about different members of graphene family nanomaterials (GFNs), various modifications, toxicity and biomedical applications of graphene- based derivatives. More attentions were given to phototherapy in this paper. The mechanisms of photothermal and photodynamic therapy were also offered. Finally, the prospects and challenges of the graphene-based nanomaterials were discussed in this review.

Keywords: GFNs, modifications, toxicity, biomedical applications, phototherapy, multifunctional nanoformulations.

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Year: 2017
Published on: 19 October, 2016
Page: [268 - 291]
Pages: 24
DOI: 10.2174/0929867323666161019141817
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