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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

Review Article

Nanocarriers as Administration Systems of Natural Products

Author(s): Guadalupe Y. Solís-Cruz, Luis A. Pérez-López*, Rocio Alvarez-Roman, Verónica M. Rivas-Galindo, David A. Silva-Mares and Tannya R. Ibarra-Rivera

Volume 21 , Issue 26 , 2021

Published on: 15 September, 2021

Page: [2365 - 2373] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210915121957

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Natural products are an important source of bioactive molecules. However, the development of biological applications based on these compounds is hindered by intrinsic problems in their solubility, volatility, degradation, and bioavailability. Nanocarriers as drug administration systems promise to overcome these limitations by providing controlled and directed delivery. This review aims to present 1) the most frequently used nanocarriers as natural product administration systems, based on the progress of controlled and directed release, and 2) the challenges associated with the use of nanocarriers as therapeutic agents.

Keywords: Nanomedicine, Natural products, Nanocarriers, Bioactive molecules, Nanostructures, NEQA.

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