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DOI 10.4414/smw.2014.13908
Titel (primär) Aptamer-modified nanoparticles and their use in cancer diagnostics and treatment
Autor Reinemann, C.; Strehlitz, B.
Quelle Swiss Medical Weekly
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Department UBZ
Band/Volume 144
Seite von w13908
Sprache englisch
Keywords aptamers; DNA; RNA; nanoparticles; imaging; drug delivery; cancer diagnostics; cancer therapy
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU2;
Abstract Aptamers are single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA) oligonucleotides, which are able to bind their target with high selectivity and affinity. Owing to their multiple talents, aptamers combined with nanoparticles are nanosystems well qualified for the development of new biomedical devices for analytical, imaging, drug delivery and many other medical applications.
Because of their target affinity, aptamers can direct the transport of aptamer-nanoparticle conjugates. The binding of the aptamers to the target “anchors” the nanoparticleaptamer conjugates at their site of action. In this way, nanoparticle-based bioimaging and smart drug delivery are enabled, especially by use of systematically developed aptamers for cancer-associated biomarkers. This review article gives a brief overview of recent relevant research into aptamers and trends in their use in cancer diagnostics
and therapy. A concise description of aptamers, their development and functionalities relating to nanoparticle modification is given. The main part of the article is dedicated to current developments of aptamer-modified nanoparticles and their use in cancer diagnostics and treatment.
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Reinemann, C., Strehlitz, B. (2014):
Aptamer-modified nanoparticles and their use in cancer diagnostics and treatment
Swiss Med. Wkly. 144 , w13908 10.4414/smw.2014.13908