Special Issue "Organic Nanomaterials in Biomedicine: Applications and Perspectives"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 July 2019).
Interests: 1: development of organic-based, targeted nanostructures for drug delivery. Particular interest is paid to the issue of protein (more specifically enzyme) delivery in specific subcellular compartments (lysosomes and cytoplasm)； 2: development of fluorescent probes for intracellular sensing of physico-chemical properties, tailored to better diagnosis and understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying pathological states
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In recent years, organic-based nanomaterials have emerged as a powerful tool in diagnostics and therapeutics and hold the potential of becoming a disruptive technology compared with the currently used clinical approaches, because they may allow to attain a high loading efficiency with drugs and biomolecules. The tuneable surface chemistry—based on simple chemical modifications—allows to modulate the interactions with tissues and cells, leading to selective and efficient binding of biomolecules and improved biodistribution. In this Special Issue, we would like to invite you to submit an original research paper or review paper, which deals with the synthesis and application in biomedicine of organic-based nanomaterials. Topics of interest include the design and characterization of innovative nanostructures, the evaluation of their interactions with biological environments (including intracellular trafficking and interaction with serum proteins), and their use as diagnostic tools. Particular attention will be devoted to the role of targeting sequences in determining the fate of nanomaterials in vitro and in vivo. Novel applications in emerging fields, such as lysosomal and cytoplasmic protein and miRNA delivery, are welcome.
Dr. Giovanni Signore
Manuscript Submission Information
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