Dendrimers in Tissue Engineering

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TitleDendrimers in Tissue Engineering
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsOliveira I. M., Carvalho M. R., Reis R. L., and Oliveira J. M.
Abstract Text

Advances in the application of nanotechnology in medicine have given rise to multifunctional smart nanocarriers that can be engineered with tunable physicochemical characteristics to deliver one or more therapeutic agent(s) safely and selectively to cancer cells, including intracellular organelle-specific targeting. Dendrimers having properties resembling biomolecules, with well-defined 3D nanopolymeric architectures, are emerging as a highly attractive class of drug and gene delivery vector. The presence of numerous peripheral functional groups on hyperbranched dendrimers affords efficient conjugation of targeting ligands and biomarkers that can recognize and bind to receptors overexpressed on cancer cells for tumor cell-specific delivery. This book compiles the contribution of dendrimers in the field of nanotechnology with intent to aid the researchers in exploring dendrimers in the field of drug delivery.

Book TitleDendrimer-Based Nanotherapeutics
ISBN 978-0-12-821250-9
KeywordsDendrimers, Nanotherapeutics
Peer reviewedno

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