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Front. Pharmacol. | doi: 10.3389/fphar.2019.01264

Recent Trends of the Bio-inspired Nanoparticles in Cancer Theranostics

  • 1Mayo Clinic Florida, United States
  • 2Other, India
  • 3Rice University, United States

In recent years, various nanomaterials have emerged as an exciting tool in cancer theranostics applications due to their multifunctional property and intrinsic molecular property aiding effective diagnosis, imaging, and successful therapy. However, chemically synthesized nanoparticles have several issues related to the cost, toxicity and effectiveness. In this context, bio-inspired nanoparticles (NPs) held edges over conventionally synthesized nanoparticles due to their low cost, easy synthesis and low toxicity. In this present review article, a detailed overview of the cancer theranostics applications of various bio-inspired has been provided. This includes the recent examples of liposomes, lipid nanoparticles, protein nanoparticles, inorganic nanoparticles, and viral nanoparticles. Finally, challenges and the future scopes of these NPs in cancer therapy and diagnostics applications are highlighted.

Keywords: theranostic, Nanomedicine, bio-inspired nanomaterials, Cancer, clinical trials

Received: 30 Jul 2019; Accepted: 30 Sep 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Madamsetty, Mukherjee and MUKHERJEE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. SUDIP MUKHERJEE, Rice University, Houston, United States, sudip.mukherjee1988@gmail.com