Photo-Sensitive Liposomes: Chemistry and Application in Drug Delivery

Author(s): Jin-Ye Wang, Qing-Fen Wu, Jian-Ping Li, Qiu-Shi Ren, Yu-Lu Wang, Xin-Ming Liu

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2010

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Photo-sensitive liposomes have been studied for a few decades and various photo-sensitive triggers have been developed so far. This review offers an overview of the different photo-triggering mechanisms for controlled pulsatile content release from liposomes, which have the potential of finding clinical applications as intelligent drug delivery systems.

Keywords: Liposomes, photo-sensitive, pulsatile, azobenzene, cholesterol

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Year: 2010
Page: [172 - 181]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/138955710791185091
Price: $65

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