Nanoformulations for Delivering Small Molecules, Biologics, and Gene Modalities against Neurodegenerative Diseases/Disorders

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Gene and Cell Therapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 281

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Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Interests: biomarkers; resistance; imaging; nanotechnology; long-acting therapeutics; diagnosis; liposomes; lipid nanoparticles

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Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Interests: nanotechnology; immunotherapy; brain tumor
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a great need for developing treatment modalities targeting neurodegenerative diseases and disorders. Novel modalities such as lipophilic prodrugs, antisense oligonucleotides, and CRISPR Cas9 systems have been explored as treatment strategies for neurodegenerative disorders such as Friedreich’s ataxia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, tuberous sclerosis complex, Huntington’s disease. The FDA has testimonial emphasis for advancing such treatments, preliminarily focused on cures. Additionally, aggressive cancers such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), diffused intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and ependymoma need curative therapeutic modalities with eventual benefits on prolonging progression-free survival and quality of life for the effected patients.

These goals will only be achieved by joining efforts from multiple disciplines including formulation and delivery scientists, geneticists, clinicians, immunologists, medicinal chemists, etc.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an adequate multidisciplinary platform for the interchange of valuable information (both basic and applied research) that aids in the development of novel gene delivery modalities such as mRNA vaccines, RNA/CRISPR Cas9 lipo/polyplex systems, and long-acting nanotherapeutics loading small molecules and biologics against diseases and disorders with genetic etiology.

As a Guest Editor of this Special Issue, I invite you to submit research articles, review articles, and short communications related to therapeutic mRNA, siRNA, miRNA lipid and polymeric nanoparticle vaccine delivery, combinatorial therapeutics loading biologics/small molecule inhibitors targeted towards amelioration, and the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and disorders.

Dr. Dhruvkumar M. Soni
Dr. Héctor R. Méndez-Gómez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanotechnology
  • gene therapy
  • vaccines
  • cancer
  • biomarkers
  • long-acting therapeutics
  • CRISPR Cas9
  • infectious diseases

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