Chapter Six-Metal Nanoparticles as Targeted Carriers Circumventing the Blood-Brain Barrier Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Metal nanoparticles have been proposed as a carrier and a therapeutic agent in biomedical field because of their unique physiochemical properties. Due to these physicochemical properties, they can be used in different fields of biomedicine. In relation to this, plasmonic nanoparticles can be used for detection and photothermal destruction of tumor cells or toxic protein aggregates, and magnetic iron nanoparticles can be used for imaging and for hyperthermia of tumor cells. In addition, both therapy and imaging can be …

publication date

  • December 31, 2016