GOLD NANO-CONJUGATES: A LEAP IN CANCER TREATMENTAbstract
The use of nanoparticles as drug delivery and targeting agents has led to immense progress in the field of biomedicine and diagnostics. Likewise gold nanoparticles can be conjugated with various molecules, for instance, to plasmid DNA for gene therapy, to various drugs for antibacterial and anticancer properties, to several antibiotics and peptides for immunological and diagnostic purposes. The review encompasses various fields in which the gold nanoparticle conjugates have emerged as a promising tool for effective therapeutics and diagnosis. The article addresses a brief knowledge about the subject available to readers about various gold nanoparticle conjugates that have been researched. Although more work is needed to establish the toxicity concerns yet these particles have proved to be a promising therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, especially cancer. With the cancer cells becoming resistant to anti-cancer drugs, the use of gold nanoparticles for the enhanced delivery and increased action of anti-cancer drugs has paved a new way to battling against cancer.
Aarzoo Thakur , Kriti Soni, Palak and Kanchan Kohli
Department of Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India
19 January, 2016
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