Nanotechnology for the Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acids: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Nanotechnology for the Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acids

1st Edition

Edited by Dan Peer

Jenny Stanford Publishing

240 pages

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Hardback: 9789814411042
pub: 2013-03-27
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Nucleic acid (NA) therapeutics has been extensively studied both in the academia and in the pharmaceutical industry and is still considered the promise for new therapeutic modalities, especially in personalized medicine. The only hurdle that limits the translation of NA therapeutics from an academic idea to the new therapeutic modality is the lack

Table of Contents

Lipoplexes and Polyplexes: From Gene Delivery to Gene Expression. Cationic Polymers for the Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleotides. Membrane/Core Nanoparticles for Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acid. Delivery of Single siRNA Molecules. Cell-Specific Aptamer-Functionalized RNAi: A New Prospect for Targeted siRNA Delivery. Bioresponsive Nanoparticles for the Intracellular Delivery of RNAi Therapeutics. Lipid-Like Delivery Materials for Efficient siRNA Delivery. Manipulation of Leukocytes Using Therapeutic RNAi Delivered by Targeted and Stabilized Nanoparticles. Lowering the siRNA Delivery Barrier: Alginate Scaffolds and Immune Stimulation.

About the Editor

Dan Peer is an associate professor and head of the laboratory of NanoMedicine at Tel Aviv University. His research was one of the first to demonstrate the systemic delivery of RNAi using targeted nanocarriers to the immune system and the first to demonstrate the in vivo validation of new drug targets using RNAi in the immune system. Prof. Peer has authored and edited several books on biomaterials and nanomedicine. He is on the editorial board of several journals, including Nanotechnology, Journal of Controlled Release, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, Biomedical Microdevices, and Cancer Letters.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Biotechnology