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Pharmaceutics 2018, 10(3), 150; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics10030150

Thermo-Sensitive Vesicles in Controlled Drug Delivery for Chemotherapy

Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Via Savinio, Ed. Polifunzionale, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
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Received: 30 July 2018 / Revised: 24 August 2018 / Accepted: 31 August 2018 / Published: 5 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Non-Ionic Surfactant Vesicles for Drug Delivery)
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Thermo-sensitive vesicles are a promising tool for triggering the release of drugs to solid tumours when used in combination with mild hyperthermia. Responsivity to temperature makes them intelligent nanodevices able to provide a site-specific chemotherapy. Following a brief introduction concerning hyperthermia and its advantageous combination with vesicular systems, recent investigations on thermo-sensitive vesicles useful for controlled drug delivery in cancer treatment are reported in this review. In particular, the influence of bilayer composition on the in vitro and in vivo behaviour of thermo-sensitive formulations currently under investigation have been extensively explored. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermo-sensitivity; hyperthermia; liposomes; vesicles; drug delivery; cancer thermo-sensitivity; hyperthermia; liposomes; vesicles; drug delivery; cancer
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Mazzotta, E.; Tavano, L.; Muzzalupo, R. Thermo-Sensitive Vesicles in Controlled Drug Delivery for Chemotherapy. Pharmaceutics 2018, 10, 150.

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