Recent advances in inorganic nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems

Tatsuya Murakami, Kunihiro Tsuchida

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Drug delivery systems, designed to enhance drug efficacy and reduce their adverse effects, have evolved accompanied the development of novel materials. Nanotechnology is an emerging scientific area that has created a variety of intriguing inorganic nanoparticles. In this review, we focus on the feasibility of inorganic nanoparticles, including iron oxide nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, fullerenes and carbon nanohorns, as drug carriers, and summarize recent advances in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-183
Number of pages9
JournalMini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Cancer Research


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