Nanoparticles for Liver Diseases Therapy

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 286

Special Issue Editors

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Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera, 4780000 Temuco, Chile
Interests: molecular biochemistry; molecular biology; pharmacology

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Departamento de Medicina Interna, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Frontera, 4780000 Temuco, Chile
Interests: biotechnology; pharmaceutical biotechnology; synthetic biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Liver disease causes 2 million fatalities each year and 4% of all deaths globally (1 out of every 25 deaths). Acute hepatitis accounts for a lesser percentage of mortality, with complications from cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer being the main causes of death. Worldwide, alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and viral hepatitis are the most frequent causes of cirrhosis.

In the treatment of liver illnesses, encouraging progress has been made. Both localized and systemic medication administration are popular strategies that have shown mediocre therapeutic results. To achieve therapeutic benefits, it remains imperative to develop targeted therapeutics for patients suffering from liver illnesses such as hepatocellular carcinoma and liver fibrosis. A wealth of progress has been made in the fields of biomaterials and nanomedicine. Different targeted therapeutic techniques are now being used to locate genetic materials and medicines to liver cells that are sick in specific ways. The development of novel liposomes, micelles, PLGA nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, and lipid-based nanoparticles has enormous potential to improve liver disease treatment outcomes. Original research papers and reviews on the aforementioned subject are invited for this Special Issue.

Dr. Jorge G. Farías
Dr. Cristián Sandoval
Guest Editors

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  • biotechnology
  • pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • synthetic biology
  • molecular biochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • pharmacology

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