Malaria is arguably one of the main medical concerns worldwide because of the nos. of people affected, the severity of the disease and the complexity of the life cycle of its causative agent, the protist Plasmodium spp. With the advent of nanoscience, renewed hopes have appeared of finally obtaining the long sought-after magic bullet against malaria in the form of a nanovector for the targeted delivery of antimalarial compds. exclusively to Plasmodium-infected cells, thus increasing drug efficacy and minimizing the induction of resistance to newly developed therapeutic agents. Polyamidoamine-derived nanovectors combine into a single chem. structure drug encapsulating capacity, antimalarial activity, low unspecific toxicity, specific targeting to Plasmodium, optimal in vivo activity and affordable synthesis cost. After having shown their efficacy in targeting drugs to intraerythrocytic parasites, now polyamidoamines face the challenge of spearheading a new generation of nanocarriers aiming at the malaria parasite stages in the mosquito vector.
|Titolo:||Polyamidoamine nanoparticles as nanocarriers for the drug delivery to malaria parasite stages in the mosquito vector|
|Parole Chiave:||malaria; Anopheles; Plasmodium; antimalarial drugs; malaria; mosquitoes; nanomedicine; nanotechnology; polyamidoamines; polymers; targeted drug delivery|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.2217/nnm.15.174|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|