Nanoparticles Coated with Cell Membranes for Biomedical Applications



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Jiménez Jiménez, Carla and Manzano García, Miguel and Vallet Regí, María (2020) Nanoparticles Coated with Cell Membranes for Biomedical Applications. Biology, 9 . p. 406. ISSN 2079-7737

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Nanoparticles designed for diagnosing and treating different diseases have impacted the scientific research in biomedicine, and are expected to revolutionize the clinic in the near future through a new area called nanomedicine. In the last few years, a new approach in this field has emerged: the use of cell membranes for coating nanoparticles in an attempt to mimic the ability of cells to interface and interact with physiological environments. Although such functions have been replicated through synthetic techniques, many research groups are now employing naturally derived cell membranes to coat different types of nanoparticles in an attempt to improve their performance for a wide range of applications. This review summarizes the literature on nanoparticles coated with cell membranes and, more importantly, aims at inspiring and encouraging new developments to this technology in the biomedical area.

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RESEARCH ID K-3719-2014  (Miguel Manzano García)
ORCID 0000-0001-6238-6111 (Miguel Manzano García)
RESEARCHER ID M-3378-2014 (María Vallet Regí)
ORCID 0000-0002-6104-4889 (María Vallet Regí)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanomedicine; nanoparticles for drug delivery; cell membranes; coating technology
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Materials
ID Code:63117
Deposited On:14 Dec 2020 08:37
Last Modified:14 Dec 2020 14:56

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