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Recent advancements in liposome-based strategies for effective drug delivery to the brain.

Zaman, P, Penson, P, Barreto, GE and Sahebkar, A (2020) Recent advancements in liposome-based strategies for effective drug delivery to the brain. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 28 (1). ISSN 0929-8673

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Disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) and tumors of the brain are challenging to treat, and they rank amongst the most common causes of death worldwide. The delivery of drugs to the brain is problematic because the blood-brain barrier (BBB) effectively arrests the transport of large molecules (including drugs) from the blood to the CNS. Nanoparticle (NP)-mediated drug delivery has received much interest as a technique to overcome this difficulty. In particular, liposome NPs are promising candidates to carry and deliver drugs across the BBB and into the CNS. Liposomes are easy to prepare, highly biodegradable and biocompatible. Liposomes can be easily modified with various ligands to enable efficient and targeted drug delivery. Liposomes can promote increased cellular uptake of drugs and can reduce the extent to which efflux transporters can remove drugs. Liposomes can be loaded with a wide range of drugs and biologically active substances. In this review, we will summarize recent advances in research relating to liposome-based strategies to enable drug delivery across the BBB.

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Additional Information: The published manuscript is available at EurekaSelect via http://www.eurekaselect.com/openurl/content.php?genre=article&doi=10.2174/0929867328666201218121728
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0304 Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry, 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 13:25
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2021 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.2174/0929867328666201218121728
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14351
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