Long circulating liposomes: Challenges and opportunities

Suyash Deodhar, Alekha K. Dash

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Abstract

The poor pharmacokinetic parameters and low solubility of many anticancer therapeutics have warranted the use of drug-delivery systems such as liposomes. Overcoming some drawbacks of the conventional liposomes, targeted liposomal delivery by longer circulation time by addition of poly(ethylene glycol) to the liposomal surface and further adding specific ligands to achieve ligand selective retention and uptake has been introduced. PEGylated liposomes are the only second-generation liposomal formulations in clinical use and are now being challenged with the allergenic response they pose even in the treatment of naive patients. This article will review the challenges and hindrances in the use of long circulating liposomes and explore the opportunities to overcome this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-872
Number of pages16
JournalTherapeutic Delivery
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmaceutical Science

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