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Dendrimer and cancer: a patent review (2006-present).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23339480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Dendrimers were widely used in cancer diagnosis and therapy during the past decade. The surface functionalities allow bioactive molecules such as imaging probes, therapeutic compounds, targeting ligands to be present on dendrimer surface in a multivalent fashion. In addition, the interior pockets as well as the charged surface of dendrimer can be encapsulated/bound with anti-cancer drugs or therapeutic DNAs/siRNAs.
AREAS COVERED: The combination of dendrimer chemistry and new cancer therapy techniques such as radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy, neuron capture therapy, and photothermal therapy provides promising strategies in future cancer therapy. Here, we focused on recent advances on this topic in the patents (2006 - present) and discussed the advantages of dendrimer technology in these inventions.
EXPERT OPINION: The challenges and perspectives of dendrimer-based theranostics for cancer diagnosis and therapy are discussed. Future efforts in this area should be focused on designing materials to solve problems such as cancer metastasis, multidrug resistance (MDR) in cancer cells, and early-stage cancer diagnosis.
Xiaopan Cai; Jingjing Hu; Jianru Xiao; Yiyun Cheng
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2013-01-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on therapeutic patents     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1744-7674     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Ther Pat     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-14     Completed Date:  2013-09-03     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516419     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Ther Pat     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
East China Normal University, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Regulatory Biology and School of Life Sciences, Shanghai, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / chemistry,  pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Dendrimers / chemistry,  diagnostic use*,  pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Drug and Narcotic Control
Molecular Conformation
Molecular Targeted Therapy*
Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  pathology
Patents as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Structure-Activity Relationship
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/Dendrimers

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