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Recent Advances in Gelatin-Based Nanomedicine for Targeted Delivery of Anti-Cancer Drugs

Author(s):

Faisal Raza, Liu Siyu, Hajra Zafar, Zul Kamal, Bo Zheng, Jing Su* and Mingfeng Qiu*  

Abstract:


Nanoparticles based on natural polymers are utilized for the development of a wide range of drug delivery systems (DDS) in the current era. Gelatin-based nanoparticles, for example, are a remarkable cancer therapy with high efficacy and specificity. This paper reviews the recent advancements in gelatin-based nanomedicine for use in cancer therapeutics. Due to the characteristics features of gelatin, such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, stability, and good surface properties, these nanoparticles provide high therapeutic potency in cancer nanomedicine. The surface of gelatin can be modified in a number of ways using various ligands to explore the platform for the development of a more novel DDS. Various methods are available for the preparation of gelatin nanomedicine discussed in this review. In addition, various cross-linkers to stabilized nanocarriers and stimuli base gelatin nanoparticles are reviewed. Furthermore, recent advances and research in gelatin-based nanomedicine are discussed. Also, some drawbacks and challenges are evaluated. In general, this paper paves the pathway to identify the details about the gelatin-based DDS for cancer therapy.

Keywords:

Gelatin, nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery, cancer, tumor microenvironment, stimuli-responsive, nanoparticles

Affiliation:

School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240



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