Pathways to Green Nanomaterials: Plants as Raw Materials, Reducing Agents and Hosts

Plant Virus Nanoparticles and Their Applications

Author(s): Li Fu * .

Pp: 182-191 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815136388123010011

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Plant virions, as nano-sized particles, have the advantages of high accumulation levels in plant cells, low regeneration cost, simple purification process and safety for the human body. They are ideal natural nanomaterials. With the development of bio-nanotechnology, plant virus nanoparticles show more and more applicable potential in the field of medicine. This chapter reviews the research progress and application of plant virus nanoparticles in the field of medicine, focusing on targeted drug delivery, molecular imaging and vaccine preparation.

Keywords: Drug delivery, Extraction, Nanoparticles, Plant virus.

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