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Chondroitin sulfate derived theranostic nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery

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Abstract

Glycosaminoglycan derived nanoparticles are a promising delivery system owing to their unique tumour targeting ability. Exploiting fluorescein for inducing amphiphilicity in these biopolymers provides inherent imaging and drug stabilization capabilities by π–π stacking interactions with aromatic antineoplastic agents. This offers a versatile and highly customizable nanocarrier with narrow size distribution and high drug loading efficiency (80%) with sustained drug release.

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The article was received on 16 May 2016, accepted on 08 Jul 2016 and first published on 19 Jul 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00335D
Citation: Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1310-1313
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    Chondroitin sulfate derived theranostic nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery

    O. P. Varghese, J. Liu, K. Sundaram, J. Hilborn and O. P. Oommen, Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 1310
    DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00335D

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