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Nanoarchitectures in Management of Fungal Diseases: An Overview

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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, India
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Unichem Laboratories Limited, C31-32, Meerut Road Industrial Area, Ghaziabad 201003, India
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Departments of Zoology, Shri Shakti Degree College, Sankhahari, Ghatampur 209206, India
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Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 1010 West Avenue B, MSC 131, Kingsville, TX 78363, USA
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PCTE Group of Institutes, Ludhiana 142021, India
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Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology, Yarmouk University, P.O. Box 566, Irbid 21163, Jordan
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Infectious Diseases Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd 8916978477, Iran
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School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ulster University, Coleraine BT52 1SA, UK
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Biomaterials and Bioengineering Lab, Centro de Investigación Traslacional San Alberto Magno, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, c/Guillem de Castro 94, 46001 Valencia, Spain
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Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(15), 7119; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157119
Received: 14 June 2021 / Revised: 26 July 2021 / Accepted: 28 July 2021 / Published: 31 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials in Medical Engineering)
Fungal infections, from mild itching to fatal infections, lead to chronic diseases and death. Antifungal agents have incorporated chemical compounds and natural products/phytoconstituents in the management of fungal diseases. In contrast to antibacterial research, novel antifungal drugs have progressed more swiftly because of their mild existence and negligible resistance of infections to antifungal bioactivities. Nanotechnology-based carriers have gained much attention due to their magnificent abilities. Nanoarchitectures have served as excellent carriers/drug delivery systems (DDS) for delivering antifungal drugs with improved antifungal activities, bioavailability, targeted action, and reduced cytotoxicity. This review outlines the different fungal diseases and their treatment strategies involving various nanocarrier-based techniques such as liposomes, transfersomes, ethosomes, transethosomes, niosomes, spanlastics, dendrimers, polymeric nanoparticles, polymer nanocomposites, metallic nanoparticles, carbon nanomaterials, and nanoemulsions, among other nanotechnological approaches. View Full-Text
Keywords: fungal infection; nanoarchitecture carriers; drug delivery; antifungal drugs fungal infection; nanoarchitecture carriers; drug delivery; antifungal drugs
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Mishra, V.; Singh, M.; Mishra, Y.; Charbe, N.; Nayak, P.; Sudhakar, K.; Aljabali, A.A.A.; Shahcheraghi, S.H.; Bakshi, H.; Serrano-Aroca, Á.; Tambuwala, M.M. Nanoarchitectures in Management of Fungal Diseases: An Overview. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 7119. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157119

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Mishra V, Singh M, Mishra Y, Charbe N, Nayak P, Sudhakar K, Aljabali AAA, Shahcheraghi SH, Bakshi H, Serrano-Aroca Á, Tambuwala MM. Nanoarchitectures in Management of Fungal Diseases: An Overview. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(15):7119. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157119

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Mishra, Vijay, Manvendra Singh, Yachana Mishra, Nitin Charbe, Pallavi Nayak, Kalvatala Sudhakar, Alaa A.A. Aljabali, Seyed H. Shahcheraghi, Hamid Bakshi, Ángel Serrano-Aroca, and Murtaza M. Tambuwala 2021. "Nanoarchitectures in Management of Fungal Diseases: An Overview" Applied Sciences 11, no. 15: 7119. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157119

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