ZnO Nanostructures for Drug Delivery and Theranostic Applications
AbstractIn the last two decades, zinc oxide (ZnO) semiconductor Quantum dots (QDs) have been shown to have fantastic luminescent properties, which together with their low-cost, low-toxicity and biocompatibility have turned these nanomaterials into one of the main candidates for bio-imaging. The discovery of other desirable traits such as their ability to produce destructive reactive oxygen species (ROS), high catalytic efficiency, strong adsorption capability and high isoelectric point, also make them promising nanomaterials for therapeutic and diagnostic functions. Herein, we review the recent progress on the use of ZnO based nanoplatforms in drug delivery and theranostic in several diseases such as bacterial infection and cancer. View Full-Text
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Martínez-Carmona, M.; Gun’ko, Y.; Vallet-Regí, M. ZnO Nanostructures for Drug Delivery and Theranostic Applications. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 268.
Martínez-Carmona M, Gun’ko Y, Vallet-Regí M. ZnO Nanostructures for Drug Delivery and Theranostic Applications. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(4):268.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martínez-Carmona, Marina; Gun’ko, Yurii; Vallet-Regí, María. 2018. "ZnO Nanostructures for Drug Delivery and Theranostic Applications." Nanomaterials 8, no. 4: 268.
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