Applications of dendrimers for brain delivery and cancer therapy

Sukrut Somani, Christine Dufès

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Abstract

Dendrimers are emerging as potential non-viral vectors for efficiently delivering drugs and nucleic acids to the brain and cancer cells. These polymers are highly branched, three-dimensional macromolecules with modifiable surface functionalities and available internal cavities that make them attractive as delivery systems for drug and gene delivery applications. This review highlights the recent therapeutic advances resulting from the use of dendrimers for brain targeting and cancer treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2414
Number of pages12
JournalNanomedicine
Volume9
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Keywords

  • dendrimers
  • non-viral vectors
  • brain targeting
  • cancer treatments

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