Functional Polymer Nanocarriers for Photodynamic Therapy
AbstractPhotodynamic therapy (PDT) is an appealing therapeutic modality in management of some solid tumors and other diseases for its minimal invasion and non-systemic toxicity. However, the hydrophobicity and non-selectivity of the photosensitizers, inherent serious hypoxia of tumor tissues and limited penetration depth of light restrict PDT further applications in clinic. Functional polymer nanoparticles can be used as a nanocarrier for accurate PDT. Here, we elucidate the mechanism and application of PDT in cancer treatments, and then review some strategies to administer the biodistribution and activation of photosensitizers (PSs) to ameliorate or utilize the tumor hypoxic microenvironment to enhance the photodynamic therapy effect. View Full-Text
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Li, T.; Yan, L. Functional Polymer Nanocarriers for Photodynamic Therapy. Pharmaceuticals 2018, 11, 133.
Li T, Yan L. Functional Polymer Nanocarriers for Photodynamic Therapy. Pharmaceuticals. 2018; 11(4):133.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Tuanwei; Yan, Lifeng. 2018. "Functional Polymer Nanocarriers for Photodynamic Therapy." Pharmaceuticals 11, no. 4: 133.
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